New senior engineer an expert in leak detection technologies
Austin, Texas-based TRI Environmental Inc. an international geotechnical, geosynthetic, and erosion control material services company, announced via a press release the hiring of Abigail Beck as a senior engineer.
Beck is a design and CQA engineer with a background in geomembrane-lined containment facilities in waste management and mining. She also has experience with liner integrity surveys (known as leak location/leak detection), an increasingly important and required environmental protection service in containment facility construction, according to the release.
In her new position, Beck will introduce a new role to TRI as its director of liner integrity services. Her previous employment at GeoLogic Associates (formerly Vector Engineering) included more than nine years of design and CQA engineering and 70 million square feet of liner integrity/leak location survey performance and oversight.
The press release noted her participation at Geo-Frontiers 2011 included chairing an international panel discussion: “Development of national standards for leak detection technologies.” Further, her efforts at liner integrity/leak location survey education have included numerous technical papers, presentations, and short courses worldwide.
The release said that Beck will continue to provide oversight for the liner integrity survey portion of the Columbus Upground Reservoir, the world’s largest continuously-lined lagoon project near Columbus, Ohio.
“TRI is committed to leading the industry in the field of liner integrity/leak location surveys,” said Sam Allen, vice president of TRI Environmental. “We are excited to have Abigail join our team to spearhead that effort.”