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Jeremy Basler joined the Red Rock team!

It’s official! Jeremy Basler, PE, made the switch to the Red Rock team this week as our Geotechnical Manager. He comes with many years of geotechnical engineering experience, orange pride and is just a really nice guy. Good luck managing us, Jeremy!!

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E-Week 2017

Another Engineering Week, another opportunity to shape young minds.  This year, Jason helped judge the Toothpick Bridge competition at the Science Museum once again while the whole crew chatted with elementary school students.  Pre-K and Kindergarten students learned about the Earth’s layers, basic geology and the different types of engineering.  They enjoyed learning about the Earth’s layers as they used colored play doh to make their very own globes.  Second graders got a field trip to Red Rock Consulting’s office to learn about soil sampling and testing.  They “cored” into layers of cake, candy, frosting and other sweet treats to get a tasty sample to eat as they learned about geotechnical engineering.  They also explored the lab and performed real soils testing with the lab guys.  It was a great E-week and the thank you letters were priceless!!

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten students learned about the Earth’s layers using play doh.

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten students learned about the different types of engineering.

 

Second grade students enjoyed “coring” into these sweet layers of soil!

 

Second grade students learned about geotechnical engineering while enjoying their “core samples”.

 

Second graders learned about soil testing from the experts.

 

Summer Wellness

Red Rock Consulting really upped the stakes for the summer wellness program this year!  We enjoyed FREE yoga at the office twice a week all summer for all employees.  Additionally, Polly planned monthly health and wellness seminars, healthy potluck lunches, activities and more!  We started off with June, the month of gratitude, followed by July, the month of kindness, and ended with August, the month of mental health.  We sure are GRATEFUL for the KINDNESS of Miss Polly!

 

RRC’s first day of yoga

 

Look at all these yoyos!

 

Healthy Potluck Lunch

 

All of the summer wellness bulletin posters.

Batter Up!

Jason Unruh and Todd Simpson participated in batting practice at the RedHawks field yesterday. Red Rock employees enjoyed sharing season tickets to the OKC RedHawks games this summer. Looking good guys!

JTU baseball

TiS baseball

November Employee of The Month

Tess Jones

Tess Jones

 

Tess Jones joined Red Rock Consulting as the Operations & Marketing Coordinator in November of 2010.  Tess has over 12 years experience in administrative customer service, office management and marketing.  As Operations & Marketing Coordinator, she oversees and maintains the day to day actions of the office.  She manages the billing system and ensures reports and proposals are executed and filed.  Tess has recently been coordinating the move to the new office, employee benefit packages and parties, including the joint DSO-RRC holiday party and the RRC open house, to take place in December.  She has also been busy updating marketing materials to reflect all the changes at RRC.

When asked about her recent move into the geotechnical engineering community, Tess responded by stating, “Diving into the geotech field has been an awesome learning experience.  RRC has the best clients and consultants!  I’m excited to continue growing with such a great company!”

Welcome, Tess!  Thanks for taking care of us!

October Employee of the Month

    
Michaela's First Day on the Rig

Michaela's First Day on the Rig

Michaela Varnier, EI joined the Red Rock Consulting team as a Project Specialist in October of 2010.  She is a graduate of Oklahoma University with both a Bachelors and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering.  Her Masters thesis research concentrated on colorimeter testing of sulfate rich soils. 

Since joing RRC, Michaela has been busy learning about drilling rigs and field testing, including dilatometer testing.  In the office, Michaela is learning about different aspects of project management, data analysis and report writing.  Michaela has already established herself as a valuable asset. 
 
Welcome, Michaela!  Keep up the GREAT work!
Michaela Varnier (RRC) in McAlester, OK 

Michaela on a project site in McAlester, OK

Dilatometer Arrives

Attaching Drill Rod to the Dilatometer

Attaching Drill Rod to the Dilatometer

Adam Bench with GP&E out of Gainsville, Florida, delivered the new dilatometer equipment to our project site in Walters, Oklahoma on October 5, 2010.  Adam stuck around to introduce us to the equipment setup, measurement procedures and analysis software.  After a rough start (who knew moisture could get into a nitrogen tank?!), the project went relatively smoothly.  After a hard day at work, Adam was treated to an outing in Lawton, Oklahoma with DSO and RRC. 

  
Brad Bettes (DSO), Todd SImpson (DSO), Kristi Bumpas (RRC) and Adam Bench (GP&E) in Lawton, Oklahoma

Brad Bettes (DSO), Todd SImpson (DSO), Kristi Bumpas (RRC) and Adam Bench (GP&E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Marchetti flat dilatometer test (DMT) providesa a rational, inexpensive method to determine the engineering parameters for the design of earthworks and structural foundations.  The test is performed insitu by pushing into the soil a blade-shaped probe that has an expandable membrane on one side.  Stopping at depth intervals as close as 6 inches, the operator performs the DMT by expanding this membrane.  From the data the engineer can obtain a stratigraphic profile of commonly used soil engineering properties for analysis.  These include soil type, shear strength, deformation modulus, preconsolidation stress, insitu horizontal stress, insitu porewater pressure and the  rate of consolidation in soils ranging from coarse sands to clays.  (Federal Highway Administration “Guidelines for Using the CPT, CPTU and Marchetti DMT for Geotechnical Design”, FHWA-PA-87-024+84-24 Volume III, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC, 1988)

 

Dilatometer Gauges

Dilatometer Gauges

 

 

Solid Results

SOLID RESULTS

Red Rock Consulting, LLC is a woman-owned small business specializing in geotechnical engineering in Oklahoma and north Texas.   Red Rock Consulting has experience in many different project types including ODOT, USACE, FAA, university, medical, municipal, commercial and residential projects. 

Drilling operations for a cable barrier project along I-44 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Drilling operations for a cable barrier project along I-44 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Red Rock Consulting adds value to a project team by offering suggestions on how to utilize geotechnical services to improve the project scope, schedule and budget, thereby saving clients valuable time and money.

Attention to detail, effective communication and efficient project management delivers accurate geotechnical reports on time and within budget. 

With Red Rock Consulting, LLC you can count on solid results.

 

CERTIFIABLE

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Red Rock Consulting, LLC has been certified as an Emerging Small Business by the SBA.

 

ODOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Red Rock Consulting, LLC is the first, and currently the only, geotechnical engineering firm in the state that is certified by ODOT as a DBE.

 

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

Kristi Bumpas, P.E., LEED AP, Red Rock Consulting LLC’s President and Project Engineer, is the only geotechnical engineer in the state that is a LEED Accredited Professional.