Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mountain States recently chose Colby Barrett, CEO of GeoStabilization International® as a Top Young Professional for 2018. The competition, which recognizes up-and-coming industry leaders under the age of 40 from across Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Idaho, and Montana attracted nominations from across the seven-state region. All of this year’s winners have demonstrated a mastery of new technologies and a willingness to teach their colleagues about better design and construction practices. Other key criteria included achievement of or progress toward industry certifications, success in creating more efficient systems, designing new processes or managing landmark projects, and volunteer work across the industry and within the community.
Colby’s feature in the ENR article “Mountain States 2018 Top Young Professionals” is available here.
In the 1970s, a massive rockslide buried Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, VA while it was being constructed. The mountain of debris took months to clear. More recently, VDOT engineers and geologists noticed active movement near the historic slide, and proactively began an emergency rock slope mitigation effort.