Robert is a Project Engineer with GeoStabilization’s Engineering Group; concentrating on rockfall projects. After beginning his career as a technical draftsman and CAD operator in the construction industry, Robert earned degrees in Geology and Geological Engineering to further his interest in rockfall mitigation. Robert’s coursework and technical competence was recognized by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists as the national association’s most outstanding student and their 2017 Marliave Scholar. The award’s criteria are demonstrated ability, scholarship, the potential for contributions to the profession, character, and activities in student / professional societies.
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.