José is a Project Engineer for GeoStabilization’s North Central Division. A native of Kahalu’u, Hawai’i, he grew up spearfishing and surfing until moving to Georgia at age 15. After attending Southern Polytechnic State University, José transferred to Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He began his career as an intern at the Georgia Department of Transportation and then worked at geotechnical materials manufacturers and consulting firms before joining GeoStabilization in June 2019. José’s previous experience includes leading geotechnical projects, performing pavement evaluations, construction material testing, performing non-destructive pavement testing & evaluations, and designing & managing construction of mechanically stabilized earth wall & reinforced soil slope projects. A licensed Professional Engineer, José enjoys muay thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.