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November 2019 - GES' Vivek Chikyala and Chuck Salsky attended the 9th Annual Brazoria County Transportation and Infrastructure Summit (The Economic Development Alliance) held November 5. The speakers talked about transportation challenges, opportunities and solutions. Topics were as noted: Matt Sebesta – Brazoria County Judge (Moderator), James Bass – Executive Director of TxDOT (TxDOT plans), Timothy J. Lomax, Ph.D. – TTI (congestion and alternate transportation), Ivan Langford – Gulf Coast Water Authority (Allen Creek Reservoir), Matt Hanks – Brazoria County Engineer (drainage projects in Brazoria County after Harvey).

October 2019 - GES team members Jenell Strachan and Chuck Salsky recently attended a powerful one-day Infraday South Forum where over 300 senior executives, financiers, consultants, constructors, engineers and technology innovators united with local, state and federal authorities to discuss new opportunities and the most critical issues facing the transportation and infrastructure markets today. For GES, in addition to Chuck Salsky's role as the moderator for the Road Infrastructure Panel, Infraday provided a great opportunity to showcase our service lines, including geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and inspection, and laboratory testing. It was interesting to hear about infrastructure projects being built as well as to discuss current challenges being faced with Panels comprised of Government officials.

September 2019 - The GES team will attend the 10th Annual Economic Alliance Gulf Coast Industry Forum at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 18th & 19th. This Economic Alliance Houston Port Region event will feature five panels of experts discussing economic growth and challenges of the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries. (https://lnkd.in/g7Fwam3) #gorrondonaengineeringservices #ges #porthouston #10thanniversary #economicalliance #gulfcoast #pasadenaconventioncenter #petrochemical #maritime #logistics #transportation #industry #refiningchemicaltransportationindustrygrowth #team #geotechnical #cmt #economicgrowth #challenges #houstonport #portofhouston #forum

November 2019 - GES Team Members Jeanne Jullien and Chuck Salsky are among those pictured below along with the ACRP/SIOR/ CREW  Keynote luncheon speaker Army Major Lisa Jaster - one of the first women to attend the rigorous and prestigious Army Ranger School. Jaster's Keynote, "Don't Let the Quit In", addressed how despite her many  trials, at the age of 37, she battled her way through Ranger School for six months overcoming a training course that humbles most men. Jaster maintains that quitting was never an option. Thanks to Marty McAdams for the photos and his comment on the keynote: "Her quote from one of America's greatest thinkers and risk takers that "A ship is safest in the harbor; but that's not where it belongs," is probably a takeaway that can inspire us all to keep pushing our  boundaries to success in every aspect of our lives. 

December 2019 - GES recently completed testing and inspection services on the 3300 Main Street project for PM Realty Group. This 29-story tower is the newest residential high rise in the Midtown area of Houston, Texas and features 328 multifamily units with ground floor retail space along Main Street.

October 2019 - Vivek Chikyala, Engineering Manager for GES attended the 86th Legislative Session Highlights held by the Economic Alliance for Brazoria County on October 2. The Panel was moderated by Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta, and consisted of: • Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, • Senator Joan Huffman, District 17, • Senator Larry Taylor, District 11, and • Representative Ed Thompson, District 29. 

November 2019 - GES served as the geotechnical consultant on the rail line Station at Terminal B located at DFW International Airport. The new 27-mile TEXRail commuter line extends from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into DFW International Airport’s Terminal B. 

September 2019 - Where’s Chuck? GES is on the road in Texas….keep track of us by ‘following’ us on LinkedIn! Hint: this is Houston! Safety First!

September 2019 - Announcing new Team member, Linkan Sarker. Welcome!

September 2019 - Gorrondona Engineering Services (GES), Inc. is pleased to announce that we are now Administratively Qualified by TxDOT. GES is thankful to the Professional Engineering Procurement Services (PEPS) Division for the quick review and approval process. 

November 2019 - GES' Chuck Salsky, P.E. and Hamed Ardalan, Ph.D., P.E. recently participated in a Gorrondona Engineering Services / WEAT (Water Environment Association of Texas) Clay Shoot event. GES is proud to be a member in WEAT where professionals are dedicated to protecting and enhancing our state’s water resources.

November 2019 - Jeanne Bassetti Jullien - GES VP Houston, Jenell Strachan, P.E. - GES DFW and Lee Gurecky, P.E. - GES San Antonio, (www.ge-services.net) recently attended the North Texas NAIOP luncheon in Dallas on November 11. Luncheon speaker, Curtis Spencer, President of IMS Worldwide, spoke about Global Logistics Trends and the Trump Tariff Affects. Thank you to Trammell Crow Company for sponsoring this informative event.

September 2019 - GES VPs Jeanne Jullien and Chuck Salsky participated in a special reception and tour at the San Jacinto College, Pasadena, hosted by Turner Industries, in conjunction with the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region forum. The instructive tour highlighted the technical progressions available to oil and gas students and demonstrated the use of wall-sized images as part of the educational process.

October 2019 - GES wishes best of luck today to all the Engineers across the Country who are taking The Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam today. This Professional licensure by examination started in 1966 and is required for one to become a Professional Engineer in the United States.

September 2019 - GES is proud to be a part of the winning team being recognized on October 29, 2019 at the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Awards luncheon. The 2019 Texas & Louisiana Award of Merit will be given to HKS + team by ENR in the Airport/Transit Category. The event will be held at the JW Marriott Houston. GES served as the Geotechnical Engineer of Record for the DFW International Airport Terminal B Commuter Rail Station project. Thank you to HKS for the opportunity to team on this fabulous project! [Photo by HKS]

October 2019 - CREW Network, since 1989 with nearly 12,000 members, celebrates 30 years of advancing women in CRE (Commercial Real Estate). GES VP Jeanne Jullien attended the successful 2019 CREW Fall Leadership Summit in Orlando along with other top leaders in the network to learn from one another’s experiences, talk about successful leadership transitions, and hear an expert speaker talk about critical relationship building skills.

August 2019 - NEW -- GES introduces our NEW 1:30 minute video. We invite you to watch it and let us know what you think. A special acknowledgement to our clients: Kimley-Horn and Arch-con for their support and for taking part in our video. We also thank all the GES staff who participated by doing what they do every day - making work look fun! Remember to follow us on LinkedIn to keep up with the latest news in the geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing and inspection industries.

November 2019 - We are grateful! Gorrondona Engineering Services, Inc. (https://lnkd.in/eKUBwW5) hopes you have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

November 2019 - GES' Jeanne Jullien ramped it up at the 2-day Women in Transportation (WTS) "Chapter Training for Today's Leaders" in Denver November 7-8. Transportation will be essential to ensure security, accessibility, and opportunity for years to come and requires leaders to be innovative, creative, explorers of new ideas, and compassionate. Several important topics covered were programs, governance, foundation, membership, fundraising, board management and treasurer responsibilities.

October 2019 - GES, an A2LA/ASHTO accredited/TxDOT administratively qualified, geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing and inspection (CMT) firm partnered with Kimley-Horn, one of the nation's premier planning and design consultanting firms, to host an impressive networking event Thursday, October 17, 2019. The NAIOP Fall Event pre-party event was held at the Oyster Bar at Prohibition.

November 2019 - GES participated in the successful and well-attended ACRP Sombreros & Cervezas Golf Fiesta Tournament benefiting MS and education. Perry Seeberger, Seeberger & Associates, Lilly Golden, Evergreen Commercial, and GES' staffers Jeanne Jullien and Chuck Salsky are pictured above. 

October 2019 - GES’ (www.ge-services.net) Sayak Sinha and Saurav Sinha attended 'The Future of Transportation Dallas-Fort Worth' which was a Joint meeting of SMPS Dallas, SMPS Fort Worth and WTS DFW on the 25th of September at the DART headquarters in downtown Dallas. It was a very insightful experience and a great networking event for our GES’ engineers, interacting with peers and panelists before and after the discussion. The panel focused on: near and long-term visions for transportation infrastructure development in North Texas and the opportunities relative to the projects. In depth discussion on planning and socio-economic impacts of the proposed high speed rail line between North Texas and Houston was very informative as well. Panelists included: • Kevin Feldt - Program Manager, Transportation Planning, NCTCOG • Molly Carroll - Executive Project Manager, High Speed Rail Project, City of Dallas • Steve Salin, Vice President, Capital Planning, DART • Tanya Brooks - Assistant Director of Transportation, City of Fort Worth • Rebecca Cowle - Director of External Affairs, Texas Central

September 2019 - The REDNews 2nd Annual Women in Real Estate Houston Summit on September 24, 2019 proved educational and motivating as our own GES Team Members, Anahita Goudarzi and Jeanne Jullien attended. Panel discussions focused on topics such as: Celebrating Female Pioneers in the Commercial Real Estate Industry; Current Workplace Issues Faced by Women; State of the Market – Commercial Real Estate; and Measuring Women’s Success in the Industry: What We Know Today. 

September 2019 - GES is pleased to be working with Alston Construction on the 626,000 Square Foot Bayport South Building 1 project for Panattoni Development. Building pad earthwork, totaling over 130,000 cubic yards, is nearly complete and foundation construction is underway. GES performed the geotechnical investigation for the project and is providing materials testing and inspection services during construction.  

November 2019 - GES' Lee Gurecky, P.E. is shown below, on right, in this photo along with members of Archer Western Construction, LLC team at the ENR Texas & Louisiana 2019 Best Projects Awards Luncheon. The team was presented with multiple awards including an Award of Merit for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Terminal B Commuter Rail Station. Gorrondona Engineering Services was the geotechnical consultant on the project. Congratulations to all!

December 2019 - GES’s DFW Team Members - Saurav Sinha, Sayak Sinha and Jenell Strachan attended the 2019 SAME Small Business Conference for Federal Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Maintenance / Management Industry. Organized each year by the Society of Military Engineers (SAME), this is one of the largest conferences bringing together federal agencies and businesses operating in the federal marketplace. The 2019 event was hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Federal agencies participating included the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Air Force Civil Engineer Center; Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans Health Administration; Department of Energy; General Services Administration; Department of State; Small Business Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Emergency Management Agency; and National Aeronautics & Space Administration. The 2019 SBC offered unparalleled value and was a huge success with over 3,500 attendees and 350 exhibitors.

September 2019 - An electrifying, fast-paced event for women - Jeanne Jullien, Vice President, GES is one of the panelist at the 2nd Annual Women in Real Estate Summit (https://lnkd.in/e-MChHP) held at the Briar Club on September 24, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The schedule includes an impressive list of topics covering past, present and future subjects elevating women in Houston's real estate market. 

November 2019 - GES was selected by Dunaway to provide geotechnical services for six City of Dallas Sprayground parks located in neighborhoods across the city. Each site was unique and presented its own challenges, including inclement weather, limited site accessibility and coordinating with active neighboring elementary schools. The projects were on a fast track. They had to be designed, approved and constructed in less than a year. The six new sprayground parks were opened this summer. 

September 2019 - Our gratitude to team member Vivek Chikyala, P.E., who will represent Gorrondona Engineering Services, Inc. in the Bike Around the Bay for Galveston Bay Foundation on October 12-13, 2019. The ride supports a great cause: the preservation of the Bay for years to come.

October 2019 - GES participated and networked at the BISNOW MultiFamily Annual Conference (BMAC) on October 3, 2019 at the Westin Galleria. Presentation Topics included: Houston's Condo Boom is Here; Forward-Thinking Development: Resiliency, Innovation, Technology & Sustainability; Multifamily Market Economic Outlook; Value-Add vs New Development: Taking Advantage of New Opportunities In The Market; Finding Deals & The Anatomy of the Capital Stack; Tackling Affordable, Attainable, & Workforce Housing and more. We invite you to follow us on LinkedIn.

September 2019 - Ken Riner, P.E., President of Gorrondona Engineering Services, and is on the Board of Directors for NAIOP Houston, enthusiastically greeted Doris Kearns Goodwin at the recent NAIOP luncheon. Her speech was an in-depth accounting of past presidents and their love of life, family and character. Ms. Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. "Leadership in Turbulent Times" published in 2018 is her most recent New York Times bestseller. 

September 2019 - GES is pleased to support Infraday. Won't you join us? https://lnkd.in/eRjJta2  

October 2019 - Vivek Chikyala, P.E., represented Gorrondona Engineering Services, Inc. at the 13th Annual Bike Around the Bay hosted by Galveston Bay Foundation and sponsored by Shell. The event was a great success with approximately $500,000 raised to assist in the preservation of the Bay. Vivek and many others covered 180 miles in two days, October 12-13, 2019. 

October 2019 - GES team attended the October 9, 2019 NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association - luncheon featuring keynote by Congressman Dan Crenshaw. We invite you to follow us on LinkedIn.

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October 2019 - GES salutes our astronauts as they continue to set new records, including the first all-women spacewalk scheduled for October 21, 2019, https://www.space.com/expedition-61-first-all-women-spacewalk.html. The schedule for upcoming Spacewalks 56-60 is impressive. We invite you to follow us on LinkedIn.

December 2019 - Wall panels are standing at Kennedy Greens Distribution Center 1! GES  is pleased to have performed the geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing for this new 524,000 SF north Houston warehouse building. This project adds to GES' unmatched resume of having provided engineering and testing services on over 45,000,000 SF of completed tilt wall warehouse building space in the greater Houston area.