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Hattenburg Dilley & Linnell Expands Geotechnical Department Expertise

Broadens geotechnical and geological expertise


ANCHORAGE, ALASKA / OCTOBER 9, 2015—HDL’s Geotechnical Department continues to broaden its geotechnical and geological expertise. Recent additions to the Department strengthen HDL’s ability to provide cost effective and innovative foundation design recommendations on projects throughout Alaska.

Doug P. Simon, PE is a Professional Civil Engineer and leads the Geotechnical Department. Simon holds a Masters degree in Geological Engineering, has 14 years of geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology experience. His geotechnical experience includes subsurface characterization, geotechnical design of shallow and deep foundations, and geotechnical instruction. Simon’s hydrogeology expertise includes developing and implementing field investigations to evaluate groundwater resources and flow, well design, resource impact evaluations, and evaluating the movement and fate of contaminants in the groundwater.

David S. Crotsley, a professional geologist with a background in engineering geology, recently joined HDL. Crotsley holds a Bachelors degree in Geology. He brings 8 years of experience conducting investigations for bridges, roadways, tunnels, buildings, reclaimed mine sites, and other civil works projects.

John Fritz has 40 years’ geological experience specializing in material source studies, and holds a Bachelors degree in Geological Sciences. Fritz has extensive experience in permit acquisition for materials sites, and in the investigation and resolution of slope stability failures in rock cuts, soil slopes, and streambank erosion and stabilization. Prior to joining HDL, Fritz served as Regional Geologist for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Central Region.

Vernon D. Pate, EIT, performs geotechnical analysis and recommendations on projects throughout Alaska since joining HDL in 2011. Pate holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. Pate designs piles and helical piers, as well as conducts slope stability analysis for various projects. He also performs inspection and construction materials testing, and trains inspectors to perform material testing.

Jeremy Dvorak, EIT, recently joined HDL as an engineering assistant, and holds a Bachelors degree in Geological Engineering. Dvorak brings a background in geotechnical engineering and geology conducting geotechnical investigations for buildings, communication towers, and roadways.

Lorie M. Dilley, PhD, PE, CPG earned her Doctorate in Geology with her thesis on Fluid Inclusion Strategraphy, A New Method of Geothermal Reservoir Assessment. Dilley is currently focused on services as a principal investigator on Federal geothermal projects. She continues to provide Quality Control reviews, and serves as a geotechnical specialist for the Department.


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