Landau Associates News

Landau Associates Hires Five New Staff Members in January

DEJ webWe are excited to welcome Dave Johnson, PE, to Landau Associates. Dave is a civil and environmental engineer with a broad background in environmental remediation, wastewater, stormwater, landfill gas management, and water resources engineering. Most recently, Dave was with a public agency, where he was our client. Prior to public service, he led the environmental engineering group at a consulting company. Dave will initially be immersed in the firm’s Permitting and Compliance practice, providing capacity for project and task management where needed to support projects from north Puget Sound down to Portland. From our Olympia office, Dave will sit alongside the geotechnical engineers with whom he will partner on development projects as we expand our services in Pierce and Thurston County and beyond. In his free time, Dave will be often found “jammin’” on electric guitar or enjoying rock shows locally in Olympia or throughout the Northwest. When not chasing the groove, Dave enjoys cooking, camping, traveling, and rooting for local collegiate and professional sports teams.

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Landau Associates Receives Best in State Award for Columbia Pulp Mill Environmental Engineering

EDMONDS, WA  January 23, 2019 – Landau Associates received an Engineering Excellence Best in State Gold Award for future value to the engineering profession and perception by the public from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)—Washington for the new Columbia Pulp mill in Columbia County, Washington. The pulp mill uses an entirely new, low-chemical pulping process to turn waste wheat straw from local farms into tree-free paper and packaging products. The mill will use less than one-third of the energy used to make traditional pulp from wood fibers. This new process also reduces area greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the need for farmers to burn their straw waste. The 449-acre Columbia Pulp mill site is located on the south bank of the Snake River along State Route 261, approximately two miles upstream of Lyons Ferry, Washington, in the heart of one of the densest wheat farming regions in North America. Construction of the full-scale, four-building, 140,000-square-foot plant is being completed in early 2019, bringing about 125 jobs to the community and producing up to 400 tons of pulp a day.

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Senior Engineer Lauren Knickrehm and Principal Jeff Fellows Return to Landau Associates

LKK webLauren Knickrehm, PE returned to Landau Associates as a Senior Engineer for our growing Spokane office. Previously, Lauren was at our Tacoma location from 2010 to 2014. In the years since, Lauren continued environmental consulting in Montana. While in Montana, Lauren earned the nickname “the closer” where she helped a major client conclude regulatory requirements at three Federal cleanup sites and closed a 25-year old Montana State cleanup site (the first to close for the client). In addition, Lauren received a Technical Excellence Award for developing and leading a remediation training program and was selected to lead a high-profile groundwater treatability study for emerging contaminant 1,4-dioxane in Puerto Rico. After relocating to the Spokane area, Lauren is excited to return to Landau Associates where she will grow and contribute to both the Remediation and the Permitting and Compliance practice areas. During her free time, Lauren will continue her mountain culture lifestyle with her husband and cattle dogs.

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Landau Associates Hires Two New Staff Members Before Year’s End

RJC web3Rich Caldwell joined Landau Associates Edmonds office as a Senior Technician. Rich has a diverse background in chemistry and has experience working in several labs. Most recently, he worked in the field of electroplating as an analytical chemist and safety officer, and developed multiple patents over the last 12 years. He will keep our field equipment ready for action and support the geotechnical laboratory. Rich will also be a key member of the stormwater sampling team. When Rich goes home for the day, he will be playing poker or hiking a local beach.

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New Staff Scientist Adds to Growing Olympia Office

BP web10Barsha Pradhan joined Landau Associates as a Staff Scientist in Olympia. She has received a BS degree in civil engineering from Kantipur Engineering College (Nepal) and MS degree in geotechnical engineering from Pukyong National University (South Korea). Barsha’s previous work experience includes construction management and civil engineering for Shivashree Hydropower Company and ground improvement and foundation design for H.N.T. Civil Engineering Construction & Consulting Group. She is currently studying for her EIT and is excited to join Landau Associates and help support the geotechnical group.

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Join us in Wenatchee at the 2018 APWA Fall Conference October 3-4

We look forward to seeing you at the American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington Chapter 2018 Fall Conference, Wednesday and Thursday, October 3rd and 4th. Visit our booth in the exhibit hall and enter to win a copy of "Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works."

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201X: Advanced Stormwater Management Workshop October 18 &19

Landau Associates is proud to sponsor 201X: Advanced Stormwater Management: A Case Studies Approach, October 18 and 19 in Seattle. If you need stormwater treatment ideas or are struggling to meet benchmarks, this two-day workshop presented by ECOSS provides ideas and solutions for stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and sampling techniques. Landau Associates Principal Joe Kalmar, PE will be giving a presentation on the use of various types of bioretention soil and filter media to target stormwater pollutants.

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Revised Washington Solid Waste Handling Standards Take Effect

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) issued the final, revised rule for the Solid Waste Handling Standards (Chapter 173-350 of the Washington Administration Code [WAC]).

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Jacob's in situ Biomediation Paper Cited in EPA's CLU-IN Technology Innovation News Survey

Clint Jacob's presentation at the 2017 Geological Society of America National Conference was recently cited in the Environmental Protection Agency's CLU-IN Technology Innovation News Survey. The presentation detailed eight years of performance data on full-scale treatment of a trichloroethene source zone and plume beneath an active manufacturing building near Portland, Oregon, using food-grade vegetable oil. Clint leads Landau Associates' bioremediation group. He is the author of more than 35 publications and presentations at various venues, including international symposia on bioremediation and chlorinated solvents.

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NEBC Northwest Remediation Conference September 20, 2018

logo northwest remediation conference4Landau Associates is proud to sponsor the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) Northwest Remediation Conference, Thursday, September 20 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Principal Clint Jacob, PE, LG will present a case study at the In Situ Groundwater Remediation technical session, providing an overview of the bioremediation of trichloroethene (TCE) impacting a source zone aquifer located beneath a large industrial manufacturing facility near Portland, Oregon. Bioremediation has successfully reduced the concentrations of TCE and breakdown products both in the source zone and downgradient.

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