Field Notes
TIF is in the News Again
By – Apr 9, 2012
I’m a big fan of TIF, Tax-Increment Financing. I have been since brownfields redevelopment came to the forefront over 10 years ago. Most of the new TIF concepts came out of this browfield era.  Roger Valdez, writing for CrossCut.com, provides the most detailed explanation I've seen...

USGBC to Revamp the LEED Program
By – Apr 5, 2012
Revised program will add Lifecycle Cost analysis... Finally. The Environmental Leader reports that the US Green Building Council will revamp the LEED program. LEED has been a good rallying cry, but it hasn’t gone far enough, fast enough. The latest revisions seem to be a step in...

We Are Invested
By Kurt Fraese, LG – Mar 27, 2012
When you engage GeoEngineers in a project, many of the project team members are likely to be owners of our firm. This is because nearly 60 percent of our employees are shareholders. There are no outside interests invested in GeoEngineers. We are entirely employee-owned. Our commitment to broad...

Video Field Notes: Quilceda Creek
By – Mar 27, 2012
Last summer (2011), Olympic Pipe Line completed the Quilceda Creek 16-inch Pipeline Lowering and Roughened Channel Project in Marysville. Robert Miyahira and I had the opportunity to watch the project unfold from start to finish. Planning, design and permitting for the project began in 2009 with...

Geo’s Seattle Workspace—Playing Big and Part of a Trend
By – Mar 21, 2012
GeoEngineers appears to be leading our industry not only in our technical and business solutions, but also in how we work. We didn’t have this research from CoreNet Global in hand when we designed and updated the Seattle office in 2011, but we did have several concepts in mind: Use our space more...