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The Business of Geological and GeoEnvironmental Engineering
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
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The Business of Geological & Geoenvironmental Engineering

Presented by The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine, COGGE Webinar Series.

Hosted by the Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering
In this webinar, the speaker will provide an update to his 2012 State-of-the-Practice paper “The Business of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering” (ASCE GeoCongress 2012 [GSP 226]). The webinar will: (1) provide a brief historical perspective on the role of geoprofessionals in the U.S. engineering and consulting (E&C) business sector; (2) examine the U.S. E&C business sector today and the role of geoprofessionals in it, including the relative maturity of the business sector; (3) consider the major earth resources, infrastructure, and environmental challenges facing society today and the important role that geoprofessionals can play in addressing them; (4) discuss five goals that are essential if geoprofessionals in the business sector are to achieve a transformative and not stagnant future; and (5) identify several challenges geoprofessionals face in trying to achieve these goals.

Guest Speaker

Rudolph Bonaparte is Chairman and Senior Principal at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, he served as President and CEO of the firm for 20 years. He is also a Professor of Practice (part time) in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he teaches courses on global engineering leadership and management. He received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1977 from the University of Texas at Austin, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geotechnical Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley. His professional practice has focused on geotechnical, geostructural, and geoenvironmental engineering; design of environmental cleanups of contaminated sites and waterways; and design and performance evaluations for municipal, industrial, hazardous, and radioactive waste disposal facilities. He is a registered professional engineer in 17 states, and the recipient of the ASCE Terzaghi Lecture (2018), ASCE OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award in Design (2016), ASCE James R. Croes Medal (2000), and other professional recognitions. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007.

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