Assistant Regional Manager
10 Year Anniversary with Giles: July 1st
10 Year Anniversary with Giles: September 1st
Geotechnical Lab Supervisor
15 Year Anniversary with Giles: September 9th
20 Year Anniversary with Giles: October 20th
After 18 years at Giles Engineering, Steve Breidenbach, our Business Development Director retires.
Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement. Best wishes!
The State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has awarded Ms. Kelly Hayden with a Tank System Site Assessor on July 28, 2016. This license will allow Ms. Hayden to perform inspections for the removal of underground storage tank systems, involving collecting and analyzing appropriate soil samples and submitting supporting UST removal documentation to the state. Ms. Hayden is an Environmental Scientist in the Giles Waukesha office.
Welcome Enrique Castillo, E.I.T.
Trevor Slazas, a Geologist recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton, was hired in the Giles Orange, CA office.
Giles’ Los Angeles office has recently hired Joseph Q. Huynh as a staff engineer. Huynh, EIT, is a CMT Tech and recent civil engineering graduate from California Polytechnical University (Cal-Poly) at Pomona.
The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded Mr. David Zimmerman with an Asbestos Inspector License on May 6, 2016. This license will allow Mr. Zimmerman to perform asbestos inspections, involving the bulk sampling and analysis of building materials, in multiple states throughout the U.S. Mr. Zimerman is an Environmental Scientist in the Giles Waukesha office.
Tim Taugher, P.G., Senior Hydrogeologist in our Waukesha, WI Environmental Department is celebrating his 25th Anniversary with Giles. Congratulations!
Mark Borucki, a Lecturer in the Geo-Sciences at UW-Milwaukee, is currently working at Giles assisting with Environmental Phase II site investigations and site closure documentation, while pursuing his Ph.D degree in Geosciences. Borucki is building on his Master of Science studies, which focused on the glacial stratigraphy exposed in the Lake Michigan bluffs and in the off-shore in southeastern Wisconsin. The emphasis of his current research is three-fold:
- Critically describing the stratigraphy exposed in the unstable bluffs in a portion of southeastern Milwaukee County where exposures are common and constantly changing;
- Discerning the sedimentology of the glacial, glaciofluvial, and glaciolacustrine deposits that comprise the bluffs; and
- Assessing why the depositional sequence is preserved beneath southeastern Wisconsin, sometimes to over 50 m, whereas, older deposits are stripped from the bedrock surface by subsequent glacial advances in other parts of the State.
“I greatly appreciate the flexibility Giles is providing me by allowing me to assist in the Waukesha office while concurrently pursuing my doctorate studies.”
Drew Davis, Aaron Felhofer and Justin Fluegge-Elmer are new Co-ops to Giles Engineering, Inc. this summer, working in the capacity of Field Engineering Technicians. Both Drew and Aaron are engineering candidates at UW-Madison in Geological Engineering and Geoscience. Justin is a Biological Systems and Structural Engineering degree candidate at UW-Madison.
Kayla Gosz and Katy Modl are returning to Giles Engineering, Inc. for their 2nd year as Co-ops, working in the capacity of Field Engineering Technicians. Kayla is an engineering candidate at UW-Madison in Geological Engineering and Geoscience. Katy is an engineering degree candidate at UW-Milwaukee in Geology and Earth Sciences.
Alex Calaway has joined the team at Giles Engineering, Inc. as a Field Engineering Technician. Alex graduated in May 2016 from UW-Oshkosh with a BS in Soil Sciences.
Matt Bailey joined Giles in May, 2015 as a Staff Professional I in our Linthicum, Maryland office. Matt received an Associates of Science in Engineering in 2013 from Howard Community College and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University (Baltimore) in 2015.
Giles is excited to announce that in February, 2016 Matt received the WACEL Concrete Level I Certification.
A WACEL Concrete Level I Technician examines measurement systems, physical constraints, sampling and proportioning, test method review, field operations and reporting. Technicians receive guidance to understand the requirements of each section and obtain the knowledge they need by working through specific examples, performing the necessary calculations and responding to sample questions and typical field scenarios.
A Giles WACEL Concrete Level I Technician has the knowledge and ability to understand the fundamentals of concrete at the basic level. From this knowledge, the technician will be able to test and write concrete reports based on ACI and ASTM standards.
Alex Javes is a Staff Professional I with the Giles Waukesha Geotechnical Department. Alex joined the Giles team in June, 2015 after graduating with a B.S. in both Geological Engineering, and Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Giles is pleased to announce that In January, 2016 Alex gained his State of Wisconsin Certified Soil Tester (CST) Certification. A CST performs site and soil characterization and specialized field testing for the design and construction of stormwater management systems. A CST identifies soil characteristics that relate to water movement and wastewater treatment. Giles’ CSTs evaluate soil samples from test pits or borings and complete Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Soil Evaluation – Storm logs. The soil and site evaluations are used to develop geotechnical recommendations for the feasibility of stormwater, infiltration (including hydraulic application infiltration rate), as well as the feasibility of implementing different stormwater managed devices, such as infiltration basins, wet detention ponds, or bio-retention basins; for specific sites and projects.
Mark Statz (Waukesha office) February 1 – 20 Years
Dave Drow (Waukesha office) February 15 – 5 Years
Steve Homar (Waukesha office) March 14 – 20 Years
Darryl Keating (Maryland & Virginia offices) March 21 – 5 Years
Tim Taugher (Waukesha office) July 8 – 25 Years
Tom Kovich (California office) August 22 – 10 Years
The whole Giles family wishes to congratulate Don, who officially retired at the end of August, 2015 after over 30 years with Giles Engineering. We don’t have words enough to express our feelings of gratitude and appreciation for the hard work, knowledge, and talent that made him so incredibly good at what he did. The breadth and depth of his experience will be missed, as will his good humor and camaraderie. Don continues to show his commitment to teamwork, staying on to train his replacement and allow for a smooth transition. This shows not only his dedication for the laboratory, and more specifically to Giles, but moreover reveals the quality of his character. You will be missed.
Giles is pleased to announce that Dave Adrian has been promoted to Laboratory Supervisor at our Waukesha office after the retirement of previous Laboratory Manager, Don Mich. Dave has been with Giles since 2002 in the CMT Department. His project experience, attention to detail, and rapport with clients, as well as fellow employees, made him a natural choice for his new role. Taking over his new position in September 2015, he has proven his aptitude by attaining several technical certifications and performing ASTM and AASHTO test methods during AMRL’s on-site laboratory assessment as a part of our accreditation for soil testing.
Projects and Industry Updates
Robert R Russell, P.E., G.E., Regional Director of Giles California office reports building on a steep slope in Seattle….
A steep slope, considered to be part of an ancient landslide by the governing agency ...