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Developing on Contaminated Sites: How to Effectively Combine Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations

When starting a project how often do you bring your geotechnical engineer and environmental consultant to the same table? This approach is often overlooked but with some forethought, you can save significant time, money and improve project results if you combine environmental and geotechnical investigations on your next project.

Watch our environmental consulting and geotechnical engineering experts Jackie Dylla, CHMM and Josh Kirk, PE, dive into how combining environmental and geotechnical investigations can enhance your project during planning and site development phases.

Learn more about:

  • Getting the most out of your soil borings on projects
  • When geotechnical recommendations have environmental implications and when environmental recommendations can have geotechnical ramifications
  • How planning in advance with two complementary disciplines will enhance project outcomes
  • Case studies on projects that have included both disciplines from the outset and resulting project benefits

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Meet the Speakers


Jackie Dylla Environmental Consulting Principal Scientist

Jackie Dylla, CHMM
Vice President, Principal Scientist

With more than 20 years in the environmental consulting field, Jackie has extensive experience with projects requiring a “turn key” approach from the initial project design phase to construction. She has also been a key member on several high-profile projects throughout her career, including the I-35W Bridge collapse and the Green Line Light Rail project. Jackie is also an active member in several professional affiliations, including WTS – Advancing Women in Transportation, Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society (MSES), and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Josh Kirk Principal Geotechnical Engineer Braun Intertec

Josh Kirk, PE
Account Leader, Senior Engineer

Josh Kirk has 19 years of experience in the geotechnical and construction materials testing field, providing professional consulting services to private and public clients. Josh has worked on numerous roadway and utility improvement and construction projects. Josh serves as transit market sector leader for Braun Intertec and in this role has served as a geotechnical consultant for several large transportation projects throughout the upper Midwest. Josh is well-versed working on large project teams, coordinating efforts between designers and geotechincal engineers. His construction materials inspection and testing experience enables him to provide valuable insight to the design team not only from a geotechnical perspective, but from a constructability and cost efficiency point of view.