Monthly Archives: December 2014

Vice President Paul Schmall to Receive Wallace Hayward Baker Award

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Moretrench is very pleased to announce that Vice President and Chief Engineer  Paul C. Schmall, Ph.D. P.E., has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Wallace Hayward Baker Award,  which will be presented at IFCEE in San Antonio in March 2015. This prestigious award was established in 2000 by the Geo-Institute of the American…

Moretrench to Bring its Ground Freezing Expertise to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

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Kajima Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, has contracted with Geocomp of Acton, MA, to provide engineering services on the construction and evaluation of a frozen groundwater barrier around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.   Geocomp has subcontracted with Moretrench to assist with their construction experience. Geocomp and Moretrench will provide Kajima with assessments of comparable ground freezing…

Construction Considerations Are Key in Closure Planning for Coal Ash Ponds

Mark Johnson, PG and Kent Nilsson, PE When faced with a variety of options for coal ash pond closure, use a holistic approach rather than choosing what seems to be the quickest or cheapest on paper. Closure and remediation solutions for coal ash ponds, or impoundments, vary greatly. Assuming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…