Field Notes
Tips for Safe Holidays
By Wayne Adams, CSP, CHMM – Dec 16, 2011
Happy Holiday Season from GeoEngineers! It’s the season for lights, cheer and snowflakes, that wonderful time of the year for sharing gifts and time with friends and loved ones. To keep the season fun, festive and cheerful, here are a few common-sense precautions to help you keep safe for the...

TIF Time for WA State? Brownfields Show the Way for Funding Source
By – Dec 12, 2011
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) may have a chance in Washington State, finally. TIF is not a taxing district. It’s typically a method to incentivize redevelopment in urban, blighted, or slow-growing areas. The best chance in years for TIF in Washington State is upon us because of (1) the state budget...

Being Grateful IS a Business Strategy
By Lisa Berntsen, PWS – Dec 8, 2011
It is the season where we sit back, reflect and give thanks for all the good things in our lives. Personally, I have much to be grateful for: family, friends, health and satisfying and challenging work. The other night I was surfing around and found an article from Fast Company, “Gratitude As a...

Award Prompts Sustainable Civil Engineering Thoughts
By – Dec 5, 2011
I just learned about an upcoming competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Sustainable Civil Engineering Award. It’s intriguing to consider in light of the planning now in the works at GeoEngineers. A small group of us is thinking about our 2012 strategic plan,...

Need Another Reason to Spend Time Outdoors?
By Lisa Berntsen, PWS – Nov 18, 2011
It is Saturday. What are you doing today? Are you getting outside to enjoy nature? In our natural resources fields of geology, biology, hydrology etc., we likely started our careers with a strong desire to be outside. I know this is true for me. I wanted to be a biologist because I liked to spend...