Landau Associates News

Olympia Geotechnical Staff Ready for New Employee

JSN web6Jithin Nair joined Landau Associates as a Senior Staff Scientist in Olympia. Jithin recently completed his MS in civil engineering (geotechnical focus) at Oregon State University (OSU). Prior to OSU, Jithin completed a Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering) degree from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kochi, India, where he is originally from. Between degrees, Jithin obtained practical experience in the construction engineering and management industry, where he maintained client-contractor relations and oversaw construction. Jithin will use his advanced degrees and work background to contribute to Landau Associates’ growing geotechnical needs, including supporting practices in earthquake engineering and slope stabilization among others.

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Portland Office Welcomes Staff Scientist

Wolfgang Lopez web4Wolfgang Lopez joined Landau Associates as a Staff Scientist in Portland. Wolfgang received a BS in Geology from Oregon State University (OSU) in June 2017 where his thesis project determined the relative importance of erosional mass removal in driving uplift of Oregon’s Western Cascade Range. He recently completed an internship with Siemens & Associates in Bend, Oregon where he assisted in performing seismic and electrical resistivity profiling and topographic surveying. He is an experienced lab technician having worked almost two years in OSU’s Argon Geochronology Lab dating rock samples for multidisciplinary research. He has also received extensive wildland firefighting training. As Staff Scientist, Wolfgang will use his background experience to support remediation projects in the Portland area and assist in environmental site assessment, monitoring, and equipment maintenance.

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NEBC Managing Stormwater in Oregon June 21, 2018

Join Landau Associates at the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference, Thursday, June 21 at the Salem Convention Center.

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Landau Associates Attends Everett Public Schools Innovation Expo 2018

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Landau Associates Attends 2018 Shoreline STEM Festival & Science Fair

Volunteers from Landau Associates attended the Shoreline “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics” (STEM) Fair at Shoreline Community College on Saturday, May 5. Our exhibit featured a new streambed table, which models the erosion and deposition of sand along stream paths. Children experimented with placing toy dinosaurs along different points in the path to see where erosion would occur. The model gave volunteer Ken Reid, LEG the opportunity to teach STEM festival participants about topics such as flow lines and geomorphic formations.

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Presentation at SWANA Northwest Regional Solid Waste Symposium

Landau Associates’ Allison Bergseng, PE and Kent Wiken, PE will be attending the Northwest Regional Solid Waste Symposium of the Solid Wastes Association of North America (SWANA) Thursday and Friday of this week at the historical McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon.

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Changes are Coming to Solid Waste Handling Regulations

March 7, 2018 - The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued the proposed rule and filed the CR-102 form to start the comment period for the revised Solid Waste Handling Standards (Chapter 173-350 of the Washington Administration Code). This draft is nearing the end of the process to update the “350” Rule—and the changes are the most significant revisions since the rule was adopted in 2003. The proposed rule was issued for public comment on January 23, 2018 and public comment period will run through March 20, 2018. The regulation is scheduled to be adopted on April 25, 2018 and effective on May 26, 2018.

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New Additions: CAD Technician and Senior Consultant

Jeff Valluzzi joined Landau Associates as a CAD Technician in Edmonds. At his previous place of employment, Jeff acquired a wide range of experience assisting transportation projects for clients such as Sound Transit and Washington State Department of Transportation, among others. His previous roles included Specifications Assistant, Design Support, Document Control, Technical Writer, and Construction Services Support.

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Presentation at NEBC Managing Stormwater in Washington March 7

Landau Associates’ Katherine Saltanovitz, PE will present at the 2018 Managing Stormwater in Washington on Wednesday, March 7, at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center at 2:00 pm. The presentation, Alternative Pathways to Level 3 Corrective Action, will be part of the Track B Industrial session. 

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Landau Associates Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

EDMONDS, WA. February 9, 2018 – Landau Associates announced that it has received a 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved high performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations. Landau Associates maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2016 to September 2017. 

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