10/21/14 - Geotech Makes Debut at CEMS Conference
For the first time, Geotech attended the Colorado Environmental Management Society Fall Conference. This year it was held at the Coors Field Conference Center in Denver, CO, and the theme of this year’s show was “Navigating Complex Site Cleanup: Technical, Regulatory and Public Relations Challenges. All talks and exhibit booths were focused on environmental cleanup issues and regulatory requirements. Some of Geotech’s clients and prospects that gave talks at this year’s show were: Tim Kelley and Eric Gesser, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, “OPS Redevelopment Fund and New Site Closure Requirements”; David S. Lipson, ARCADIS, “The Vapor Intrusion Challenge: You Got Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter!”; and John Sohl, Columbia Technologies, “Building Your Case for NAPL, Mobility, and Recovery Using a High Resolution Approach”. Mike Rich represented Geotech as a vendor at this very unique venue, which took place on the Club Level of the ball field. It was a very long one day event, but it was very interesting and well attended, and the inclusion of breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and a Happy Hour reception truly made the time fly!
10/20/14 - 30th Annual AEHS East Coast Conference
Once again this year, the Association of Environmental Health and Safety (AEHS) sponsored their Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dave Rich attended this year’s show and shared a booth with the Remediation Partners (a group of environmental-related companies). Dave also gave a talk this year titled, “Geology Rising - Making Better Site Conceptual Models”. This talk was co-authored by Dave Rich, Geotech Computer Systems, Jim Cummings, USEPA, and Joe Quinnan, ARCADIS. The abstract and slide show for this talk can be found on Geotech’s website, at geotech.com/resources.html.
10/9/14 - Geotech Attends EnviroFest
This Fall, Mike Rich represented Geotech with a tabletop exhibit at the annual RMAEP EnviroFest . This year’s show was held at the Mountaineering Museum in Golden, CO. It was a four hour event in which environmental professionals had the opportunity to network, learn, share ideas, dialogue with environmental, engineering, and consulting firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and job seekers, and of course eat and drink. This year’s theme was SMART energy. Networking time was interspersed between presentations and a Panel Discussion. Some of the talks were given by Katelyn Roberts, Coloradoans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED); William Mahoney, National Center of Atmospheric Research; and Jenny Bredt, Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc. Some of the other exhibitors at this show were: Geotech Environmental Equipment, ACZ Laboratories, Altus Environmental, and many others.
9/21/14 - Geotech Completes FUSRAP Facility Project
Geotech Computer Systems has been supporting the Cabrera Services team, a company with world-class expertise in radiological and environmental remediation, with a data management project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District at their Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) project at Maywood, NJ. The facility has an on-site New Jersey-certified radiological laboratory, which has been using an in-house developed laboratory information management system (LIMS) and environmental data management system (EDMS). In order to improve performance and capacity, Cabrera contracted Geotech to convert the two systems from Access back-ends to SQL Server back-ends. The existing LIMS system was retained, updated, and converted to a SQL Server back-end. The data in the EDMS was transferred to Geotech’s Enviro Data software, which will be used for sample label creation, import of electronic data deliverables, and data reporting. The two systems are being made available to Cabrera on-site and offsite staff, and other offsite users including USACE remote staff. Training was provided to the Cabrera staff at the Maywood site in September. The project is expected to be completed in November 2014.
8/27/14 - Dave Rich Attends URTeC
This month, Dave Rich was the free guest of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. This was a two-day event, with more than 4500 attendees, many exhibitors and a plethora of good presentations, a few of which were, “Characterizing Shale Plays - The Importance of Recognizing What You Don’t Know”, “Forecasting Well Production Data in Unconventional Resources”, and “Cha-Ching: It’s All About the Markets”.
8/25/14 - Another Texas Tradeshow
Mike Rich traveled to Texas again this year, to attend the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA’s) annual show,Wastecon, held this year in Grapevine, TX. This was a 3-day show, held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. There were over 1,000 booths at this year’s show, and also many technical programs, training courses, certification exams, product vendors, and networking events. Wastecon is considered to be the premier solid waste industry event taking place each year. This was Geotech Computer Systems first year at Wastecon and we shared a booth with Geotech Environmental Equipment. Every year SWANA hosts a Young Professionals (YPs) Networking Mentoring Event at this show, where young professionals can expand their professional networks, make new friends, and share their ideas and goals in an enjoyable social environment. Mike attended this event, and many others this year, and found all of them to be very beneficial.
7/29/14 - Geotech Attends 19th Annual ITEC Conference
Mike Rich represented Geotech this year at the Inter-Tribal Environmental Council (ITEC) Conference held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Catoosa, OK, just outside of Tulsa. ITEC provides this opportunity for Tribal representatives and other environmental professionals to obtain a first hand view of various products and training materials that are necessary to enhance environmental programs. This conference was a two-day event, and all of the tribes in Region VI were invited. A limited number of exhibitor booths were available, and Geotech did have a booth at this show.
6/19/14 - 6th Annual Fields Days is Another Success
As they do every year, Geotech Environmental Equipment held their Field Days again this month. The event features many talks, such as “Characterizing Groundwater Flow Velocity and Preferential Flow Zones”, “Deploying Water Quality & Level Sensors Downwell with Remote Telemetry”, and Geotech Computer System’s talk, “Managing Environmental Data for Conceptual Site Models”. There are also many exhibitors, lots of equipment demos, hands-on training on GEE instruments, networking opportunities, excellent Bar-B-Q, and lots of other food and drink. And all free of charge to GEE’s clients and invited industry guests.
5/22/14 - Unique Meeting Venue Prompts Lively Conversations
RMAEP and Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) co- hosted a Progressive Networking Dinner at Piccolo’s Denver Restaurant in May. This was a very unique and interesting venue because instead of having the usual speaker in the front of the room, attendees started out at one table, eating one course of the meal, and then changed tables throughout the course of the evening, eating additional courses of the dinner, allowing everyone the opportunity to speak to, and meet, many former acquaintances and lots of new business associates. The Mexican and Italian food was enjoyed by all, and many business cards were exchanged.
5/15/14 - RMAEP Lunch Meeting
This year’s Spring Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professional’s Luncheon Meeting was held at Lodo’s Bar and Grill in downtown Denver. The featured presentation this year was titled “Naturally Occurring Radioactive Matierials”, NORM. Dave Rich, Geotech’s President, and Mike Rich, Geotech’s Sales Director, attended the presentation and the delicious luncheon, and met many existing clients, and made many new business relationships.
5/6/14 Mike Attends TCEQ Show
May began with Mike Rich, Geotech’s Sales Director, attending the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Conference in Austin, TX. The show was held at the Austin Convention Center, and there were nearly 2,000 exhibit booths at this year’s show. Geotech shared a booth with our good friends and business associates, Geotech Environmental Equipment. The show ran for two days and featured many interesting presentations, such as “Land Application of Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge and Domestic Sewage”, and “Introduction to Incremental Sampling Methodology”. The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards Banquet takes place at this show, and it honors the state’s most outstanding environmental projects with a video vignette of each winning project.
5/4/14 - Geotech Attends NGWA Groundwater Summit
May was a very busy month this year, for Geotech to meet new prospective clients. The month started off with Dave Rich attending the 10th Annual NGWA Groundwater Summit. The theme of the show this year was “Moving Research to Solutions”. There were many presentations given at this show, such as “Hydraulic Conductivity and Permeability of Sediments in Irrigation Canals”, “The State of Water Resources Around the World and Future Challenges in the U.S.”, “Groundwater Remediation in Karst Terranes: State of the Practice”, and Dave’s talk, “Data Management for the New and Expected Petroleum Baseline Sampling Rules.” Geotech Computer Systems again shared a booth at this show with Geotech Environmental Equipment, and at the end of the last day of the show, GEE bused attendees to their office in Denver, and gave them a tour of their facility, which included a very nice happy hour. A very pleasant way to end a very successful show.
4/8/14 - Western Mining Conference & Exhibition
The 116th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition was held in Denver, CO this year. Presentations at this show addressed the future of gold mining, the impact of new environmental and safety regulations, resource nationalism, new mine development and mine expansions in Colorado. 110 vendors had booths at this year’s show, and Geotech shared one of these booths with our good friends and business partners, Geotech Environmental Equipment. Some of the other exhibitors this year were Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., Matrix Design Group, Tetra Tech, ACZ Laboratories, Inc., some of whom have been Enviro software users for many years.
3/17/14 - West Coast Travel
In mid-March, Dave and Mike both traveled to the West Coast for Geotech. Dave flew to Seattle, WA to train an Indian Nation there that is a new user of the Enviro software. This Tribe has developed Water Quality and Nutrient Management databases in Access, and they are looking to import these databases into Enviro Data, and print out the graphic results in Enviro Spase. We look forward to getting their data into their new environmental database. While Dave was in Seattle doing training, Mike was in San Diego attending the 24th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. At this show, Geotech shared a booth with Remediation Partners, which was represented by our longtime business associate, Richard Cartwright. There were 43 vendor booths this year and many good talks, such as, “Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory and Technical Update”, “Innovative Remedial Technologies”, “Petroleum Hydrocarbon Vapor Intrusion I”, and “The Future of Human Health Risk Assessment: What to Expect By 2020”.
3/4/14 - Enviro Data Client Adds Second Office
Dave Rich provided a WebEx training today, for the Kansas office of a longtime Enviro Data client. The New Hampshire office of this client has been an Enviro software user for many years. This client has 140 offices across the U.S., and their many consulting engineers and scientists provide services to their clients such as environmental site assessments and investigations, Brownfields and site redevelopment, regulatory compliance, and solid waste planning and design, to name a few. Geotech looks forward to adding many more offices of this corporation to the Enviro software family of users in the near future.
2/27/14 - Geotech Exhibits at Remediation Workshop
Mike Rich exhibited at the Lakewood, CO Remediation Workshop this month. Some of the talks given this day were, “Fork in the Road - how treatability studies put your remediation project on track”, “Sulfate-enhanced Technology for In-Situ Remediation” “Happy Bugs = Happy Clients - Optimizing bioremediation”. Each workshop was attended by 50 - 100 environmental engineers, geologists, and hydro-geologists who were managers of their remediation projects. It was a very well-attended and educational show.
2/26/14– Training and Trade Show
In February, Dave Rich travelled to Indianapolis, IN for two days: the first day he met with one of our Enviro Data clients, a multidisciplinary, environmental investigation and remediation firm, to train their folks on our software, and the second day he attended the Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA) trade show, to give a talk titled, “Managing Environmental Data for Conceptual Site Models”. Both the training and the show were quite successful.
1/26/14 - Enviro Data Training
The Santa Clara Indian Nation, in New Mexico, has been successfully using the Enviro software for over five years now. During this time, the software users have been learning about, and using more of the features every year. Russ Wendell, Geotech’s lead software developer, has been traveling to New Mexico every year to do a week-long training session every year for Santa Clara. This year’s training focused on showing the users how to set up new bottle label reports, set up Sample Events and Field Samples, and how to use the analytic methods table and new soil PRG regulatory limits. Another happy client!
1/22/14 - CGWA Holiday Event
Mike Rich, Geotech’s Sales Director, attended the Colorado Ground-Water Association (CGWA) Holiday Event this year. The festivities were held at Blake Street Tavern, and included a happy hour and scrumptious dinner. The featured speaker this year was Climatologist, Nolan Doesken, who discussed the 2013 flood and how it relates to Colorado history. A lively discussion followed this talk.
1/17/14 - Geotech Provides Training
In mid-January, Geotech provided 2 - 2 hr. Enviro software training sessions, over the course of two days, to a client of ours that has over 140 offices in the US, and is an employee-owned firm of consulting engineers and scientists. We trained our clients in the Kansas and New England offices. The training went well, and we are talking to other offices of this corporation about implementing additional licenses of Enviro Data.
1/12/14 - Dave Takes a Road Trip
Geotech was asked to do some Enviro Data training for a long-time refining company client of ours in New Mexico, so Dave Rich, Geotech’s President, decided to take a road trip to our neighboring state. Dave’s two days of training went quite well, and he returned back to Denver via Gunnison, CO where he visited with a long-time environmental consulting company client of ours. He paid a visit to several other prospective clients before he returned home from his successful and enjoyable trip.