True Team Efforts

True team projects take on many forms. For H-R, there are times when the entire firm teams to get a project completed. An example is the level of effort required to perform geophysical surveys at 20 to 35 different sites in as many days, with separate reports submitted for each site within five days of completion of the field work. In fact, H-R did just that in geophysical surveys at gas stations in Maryland, New York, and Connecticut in three stages totaling 77 sites! The client and internal coordination and collaboration were remarkable, and the results speak for themselves. Every single person at H-R contributed to making the work flow smoothly while keeping up with other projects, too!

A different team effort evolved for a critical infrastructure project. H-R performed multiple surface geophysical surveys initially specified by the client to detect the effects of certain deep subsurface features. As the project evolved, numerous progress meetings with the client and owner’s reps helped focus additional geophysical investigations to fine tune the interpretation of the target structures. Working iteratively as a team provided a far better interpretation of subsurface conditions than could have been possible individually. Similarly, H-R started working at a Superfund site by performing relatively routine high resolution borehole geophysical logging last winter. H-R’s geophysical logs were so useful to the client that a second round of logging was planned for the spring. In between, H-R was tasked with conducting several surface geophysical surveys (VLF, EM, and earth resistivity imaging – ERI) to detect possible bedrock fracture zones to help constrain the conceptual site model and to help site new bedrock wells. Previous work at the site by others years ago had focused on near surface contamination, but over time, regulators realized that a fractured bedrock investigation was necessary. The second round of borehole geophysical logging, additional ERI data, and the client’s pumping tests produced some surprising results, leading the client to ask H-R to develop a 3D model to visualize the surface and borehole geophysical results together with the results of pump tests. That exercise, conducted with collaboration and insights shared by representatives of the client and multiple state and federal agencies, produced a coherent explanation for some complex geological conditions affecting contaminant transport.

Teaming and collaboration for better results come naturally to H-R. If you understand that technical teaming enhances your projects, then you should call us!