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Scott A. Barnhill Achieves Life Time Status in ASCE and Became a Diplomate in the Academy of Geoprofessionals

Scott Barnhill with over 40 years experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering has recently attained life time status in the American Society of Civil Engineers and became a Diplomate in the Academy of Geoprofessionals. Mr. Barnhill has held key technical and managerial positions in the areas of environmental and geotechnical engineering. He is an adjunct professor of engineering at Old Dominion University teaching foundation engineering. He has been involved in over 8000 projects nationally and overseas, but predominantly located on the east coast from Maine to Florida. Projects have included DOD projects, such as the Pentagon Basement Renovation, commercial buildings, large industrial and waterfront facilities, coal terminals, landfills, roadways, bridges, slope stability, underwater slopes, bulkhead design, underwater retaining walls, foundations, soft soil response, ground reinforcement, and ground improvement.

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Crystal Cox Returning as a Geotechnical Consultant

Crystal Cox, now Crystal Cox-Hall has rejoined GER as a geotechnical consultant. She worked for GER for 8 years before moving on the Fugro. She has returned as a consultant in the geotechnical group where she will be providing engineering and reports on various projects. She has a professional engineer license in both Maryland and Virginia.

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More International Experience

We recently completed geotechnical services for P737 ECP, NAS II Sigonella in Sicily. The study indluded tradtional SPT soil borings, laboratory testing and geophysical work.

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Scott A. Barnhill, P.E. attains Fellow status at ASCE

Scott Barnhill with over 37 years experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering has recently attained Fellow status in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Barnhill has held key technical and managerial positions in the areas of environmental and geotechnical engineering. He is an adjunct professor of engineering at Old Dominion University teaching foundation engineering. He has been involved in over 8000 projects nationally and overseas, but predominantly located on the east coast from Maine to Florida. Projects have included DOD projects, such as the Pentagon Basement Renovation, commercial buildings, large industrial and waterfront facilities, coal terminals, landfills, roadways, bridges, slope stability, underwater slopes, bulkhead design, underwater retaining walls, foundations, soft soil response, ground reinforcement, and ground improvement.

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Constitutive Model Input Parameters for Numerical Analyses of Geotechnical Problems: An In-Situ Testing Case Study

Crystal Cox has written a new paper called "Constitutive Model Input Parameters for Numerical Analyses of Geotechnical Problems: An In-Situ Testing Case Study" to be published in Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials in Buenos Aires. Numerical modeling and finite element analyses are increasingly becoming cost effective methods for assessing geotechnical problems. The use of in-situ testing methods, notably the SDMT, along with stiffness reduction approaches utilizing G-γ curves are used to obtain stiffness related input parameters for numerical modeling. This paper presents the steps used to obtain stiffness parameters based on shear wave velocity measurements taken from SCPTu and DMT data and presents a case study of a monitored embankment.

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Soil stiffness constitutive model parameters for geotechnical problems: A dilatometer testing approach

Crystal Cox has written a paper in concert with Dr. Paul Mayne of Georgia Tech for DMT-15 concerning "Soil stiffness constitutive model parameters for geotechnical problems:A dilatometer testing approach". 

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12 MW Photovoltaic System NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

This is a geotechnical study for a new photovoltaic system at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The project included the drilling of 36 soil test borings, laboratory testing and foundation design for the project.

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Chabelley Air Base, Djibouti, Africa

The project combines both geotechnical and surveying services for the rehabilitation of the airfield.

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New Project in Spain

GER has been awarded a new project in Rota, Spain.

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CPT-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Crystal Cox and Scott Barnhill will be attending CPT-14 in Las Vegas this May. Their paper titled " Axial pile capacity within an elastic continuum framework in Virginia’s Coastal Plain" will be included in the proceedings.

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