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Boxborough, MA, United States, 2006/11/07 - Dr. Hai-Tien Yu, PhD has recently been named Branch Manager at Geocomp Corporation’s newest office in New York. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass..
Geocomp is a technology based company that identifies and manages risks associated with construction and infrastructure of public and private works projects throughout the world.
In his new position as Branch Manager, Dr. Yu will promote the consulting and field system divisions in New York as well as manage the technical and financial aspects of projects. Dr. Yu will assist in the enhancement and product marketing of iSite and iSiteCentral, the company’s real-time, on-demand, web-based monitoring services. Participating in company-wide efforts to increase and improve the scope and quality of Geocomp’s services will also be one of Dr. Yu’s key responsibilities.
For five years previous to joining Geocomp, Dr. Yu was the Vice President responsible for geotechnical and structural instrumentation at Wang Engineering Services in New Jersey. Prior to that, he was Technical Manager in charge of product development and special project management at Slope Indicator in Seattle, WA. Before he moved to the U.S. in 1998, he was the Head of Geotechnology at Trafalgar House Technology (now Skanska Technology) in the UK.
Dr. Yu holds a BS in Earth Science as well as MS and PhD degrees in Engineering Geology from University of Wales in the UK. He is a Charted Engineer registered in the UK and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in the UK.
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Yu resides in New Jersey.
“We’re fortunate to have Hai as part of our talented team,” said. Babur R. Mian, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Geocomp Corporation. “Hai will focus on developing our New York office by promoting consulting and testing services and identifying opportunities for product sales. Over the past four months, we have experienced substantial growth, opened an office in New York and added senior staff to our Atlanta, GA office to better offer clients our complete suite of services and products.”
Geocomp caters to owners and agencies demanding niche geotechnical services for their large infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. Well-established in the U.S., Geocomp’s client base includes Lawrence Livermore National Lab at the University of California and other universities and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as well as other government agencies and private labs. International clients include Engineering Centre Of Urals Energetic in Russia and others in Korea, China, Brazil and Vietnam.
Geocomp’s newest office is located at 139 Fulton Ste., Suite 917 New York, NY 10038. For more information, contact (646) 761-1521.
Technologies to Manage Risk for Infrastructure
Established in 1982, Geocomp Corporation helps clients identify and manage risks associated with the construction and operation of infrastructure. A technology-based company, Geocomp focuses on identifying and applying the most appropriate technologies to help clients manage risk cost effectively.
Geocomp’s Consulting, Lab Systems, Field Systems and GeoTesting services provide clients with a comprehensive understanding of the underground conditions and potential hazards below the surface to effectively minimize the risks of worker and public safety, construction delays, additional costs and damage to property. The company’s full range of solutions include: analysis methods to identify and quantify significant sources of risk; materials testing to reduce uncertainty in structural behavior; development of client specific software and hardware solutions; and real-time WEB-based monitoring to reduce consequences of unexpected performance.
From the “Big Dig” Central Artery/Tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts to the Metro subway in Athens, Greece to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, D.C. and the Tonen Refinery in Kawasaki, Japan, Geocomp’s team of engineers has more than 200 years of combined experience in helping clients identify, manage and mitigate underground risk.
With branches in New York and Atlanta, Geocomp Corporation is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass.
Steven V. Dubin, PR Works, (781) 582-1061, sdubin[.]prworkzone.com