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10/19/15 - Geotech Attends “Soils, Sediments, Water & Energy” Trade Show at UMASS

Remediation Partners Group had a booth again this year at the annual “Soils, Sediments, Water & Energy” trade show, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Geotech Computer Systems has been a member of this group for a number of years, and shared the booth with them again this October. A talk titled, “Better Data for Better Site Conceptual Models”, and written by Dr. Dave Rich of Geotech; James Cummings, USEPA; and Joseph Quinnan, ARCADIS, was presented at this year’s show. The talk was well-attended, and many questions were asked about this up-and-coming topic. This presentation can be downloaded from www.geotech.com/resources.htm, or you can contact Dave Rich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

9/16/15 - Corps of Engineers Meeting

Dave Rich met with the Corps of Engineers in Omaha, NE this month, to review their current use of Enviro Data and Enviro Spase in their district, especially relative to the new FUDSCHEM database. The Corps has successfully been using Geotech’s software for several years, and states their database management has been greatly improved since they adopted this software.

6/25/15 - Annual Field Days

Geotech Environmental Equipment, headquartered in Denver, hosted its annual Field Days conference and trade show again this year. Geotech Computer Systems had a booth at the show, and President Dave Rich presented a paper titled, “Better Data for Better Site Conceptual Models”, co-authored by Dave Rich; James Cummings, USEPA; and Joseph Quinnan, ARCADIS. In a nutshell, the paper suggested two changes be made to the site conceptual model, 1) more thoroughly involve input from geologists in creating the original model, and 2) the site conceptual model should be a dynamic, rather than a static document. If you would like more information on this presentation, please contact Dave Rich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or it can be downloaded from this page..

5/21/15 - RMAEP Meeting

The topic of this month’s meeting was: “Civil and Criminal Liability, and Risk Mitigation” for corporate officers and their associates. The presentation was given by Christopher J. Neumann, who is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control enforcement matters. Chris assists clients in development of environmental management systems or other compliance programs. Chris is the chair of the Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission where he has served for 10 years. He received his B.S. in Engineering and Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Dave Rich attended this presentation and gleaned much knowledge from it, and also enjoyed chatting with a fellow Notre Dame graduate. Dr. Dave received his B.S. in Geology from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.S. and PhD from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana.

4/28/15 - Atlanta Geological Society

Geotech’s President, Dr. David Rich, flew to Atlanta this month to give at talk titled, “Gathering, Managing, and Displaying Site Environmental Data Using Automated Tools”. The talk was sponsored by the Atlanta Geological Society, and was held in the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. There was a social gathering prior to Dr. Dave’s presentation, and at the conclusion of the talk, many geologists discussed with Dave how Enviro Data and Enviro Spase could help them in their specific careers.

3/15/15 - Waste Management Symposium

This year’s Waste Management Symposium (WMS) was held at the Phoenix Convention Center, and ran for four days. Geotech Computer Systems had one of over 150 booths at this year’s show. A few of the other exhibitors included: Fluor Corp., GoldSim Technology Group, AECOM, Premier Technology, Inc, and ALS Environmental. This show usually attracts over 1,000 attendees, and is considered the premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics. WMS provides all attendees with a forum for discussing and finding cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions for safe management and disposition of radioactive waste ad radioactive materials. Many attendees were interested in how Enviro Data and Enviro Spase (Geotech’s products) could help them do a better job of managing the data they receive from their waste sites.

3/2/15 - RemTEC Summit 2015

The Remediation Technology Summit took place this year at The Westin Westminster Hotel in Denver. Geotech had a booth at this year’s show, with Dave Rich, President, attending. Other exhibitors included – ARCADIS; EOS Remediation, LLC; Geotech Environmental Equipment; Matrix Environmental, and many more. Some of the talks this year included: “Advances in Site Investigation and Environmental Monitoring”, “Advances in NAPL Source Zone Characterization and Remediation”, and “Long Term Management of Complex Sites”. Well over 1,000 attendees participated. This was another very successful show for Geotech, resulting in several new clients for the company.

2/15/15 - SME & CMA Annual Expo

Jay & Mike, from Geotech Computer Systems, shared a booth with Geotech Environmental Equipment at the joint Society of Mining Engineers and Colorado Mining Association’s Conference, at the Denver Convention Center this month. This event showcased the latest opportunities, innovations and developments in the mining industry. The best and the brightest in this industry were in attendance at this show, and GCS was able to present and demonstrate our software solutions to them in person. With over 800 booths and thousands of attendees, many networking opportunities took place.

1/15/15 - Battelle Conference in New Orleans

Dave Rich, President of Geotech, shared a booth with Geotech Environmental Equipment this year at the Eighth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, in New Orleans. This conference was a forum for sharing experiences and opportunities toward the goal of remediating, restoring and maintaining the environmental and economic vitality of waterways. The program reflected the growing knowledge that better management of contaminated sediment systems is the key to success. Geotech’s Enviro Data and Enviro Spase software fit in well with the many solutions being discussed during the entirety of this conference.

1/14/15 - Geotech Attends CGWA Winter Gathering

Geotech started this year out by two of our salespeople, Mike and Jay, attending the Colorado Groundwater Association talk titled, “Greenland’s Environment, Culture, and Economic Development: An Overview”. Being the largest island in the world, Greenland holds about 10% of the world’s fresh water and consequently plays a critical role in the world’s hydrological cycle and sea levels. Trade-offs between economic development in energy and minerals versus environmental controls in Greenland were the topic of the presentation, and discussion for the attendees, during the prime rib dinner that was served this evening.