Geohazards Geotechnical Consulting Gainesville, Florida
- Full-service firm established in 1985
For 25 years, Geohazards, Inc. has provided services to the insurance industry, engineering & environmental consultants, government agencies, law firms, and private industry across the state and beyond. This experience and our staff of fifty professional individuals enable us to deliver high-quality services in a timely manner. Meeting your schedule, budget, and project parameters is our top priority.
Dr. Randazzo (Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina) is Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida where he has worked since 1967. He is also a co-principal and corporate officer of Geohazards, Inc. His administrative assignments at the University of Florida included Associate Dean for Research and Chairman of the Department of Geology. He has written more than 50 technical papers in professional scientific publications, as well as numerous formal research abstracts and reports and special works to governmental agencies and private clients. Most noteworthy is his co-editorship of The Geology of Florida, a book published by the University Press of Florida (1997). He has received numerous research grants from federal and state agencies to investigate subjects related to hydrogeology, sedimentology and the geology of Florida. Dr. Randazzo has more than 40 years experience in professional evaluations of home sites, commercial properties, roadways, tunnels, bridges, and dams involving geological hazards.
Dr. Randazzo was named a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in 1995 with the Hungarian Geological Survey. He was recognized as a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year in 1999-2000. In 2001, Dr. Randazzo was appointed an Astor Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford, England, where he lectured on environmental issues associated with water resources and sinkhole formation. Dr. Randazzo is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Dr. Randazzo was appointed by both Governor Martinez and Governor Chiles to serve on the State Licensing Board of Professional Geologists. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in the State of Florida (PG #0003) and the State of Georgia (PG # 1136).
Dr. Smith has a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Minnesota, and has been a Professor of Geology at the University of Florida since 1972. He is the former Director of the University of Florida Earthquake Seismological Station. Dr. Smith has participated with Dr. Randazzo in research and consulting activities during their 25 year association. He has conducted extensive research on the applicability of geophysical field investigations to the geologic terrain in Florida and has published professional accounts of gravity, magnetics, paleomagnetic, electrical resistivity, seismic refraction and geothermal investigations in Florida. Dr. Smith is a licensed professional geologist in Florida (PG#0018) and Georgia (PG#1140).
Dr. Bloomquist has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, and has been a Professor of Engineering at the University of Florida since 1989. He is Director of the University Center for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Florida. Dr. Bloomquist is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida (PE #0037235), and specializes in Geotechnical Engineering.
Mr. Bodo has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering as well as a Master of Engineering from the University of Florida. Mr. Bodo is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Florida, Georgia and Virginia. Mr. Bodo is also a Registered Professional Engineer with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Mr. Bodo is certified as a Special Inspector by the State of Florida Board of Building Codes and Standards, and as a Fallout Shelter Analyst by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mr. Bodo has experience in assignments involving structural and foundation design of commercial, residential, institutional, and industrial buildings and structures, water and wastewater system structures, communication antenna towers, evaluation, repair and restoration of existing structures, and forensic investigation of structural problems and failures, and related expert testimony.
Mr. Kester received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University in December of 1998, and joined Geohazards, Inc. in October 2009. Mr. Kester is a Registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Mississippi.
Mr. Kester's professional background consists of eleven years of experience in the structural engineering design of office buildings, government facilities, schools, retail centers, restaurants, church buildings, residential buildings and single-family houses, hotels, steel towers, retaining walls, wooden deck walkway and bridge structures, and miscellaneous foundations. Mr. Kester also has extensive experience conducting forensic investigations of damage or distress to various types of buildings and structures in order to determine the cause and origin.
Mr. Black has been employed with Geohazards, Inc. since January 1998. He was promoted to Vice President - Environmental Field Operations in January 2007. Mr. Black received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Clemson University in August 1995. He was also enrolled in the Master of Science in Geology program at the University of Florida from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Black is a licensed Professional Geologist in Florida (PG #2302) and Tennessee (PG #5586).
Mr. Black shares responsibility in overseeing the daily operations of the company as well as supervising field and office activities of all staff and project geologists and office personnel. These activities include geophysical testing, drilling, monitoring, cost proposals and scheduling, and overall office management and operation. Mr. Black also reviews final reports and performs peer reviews of geotechnical investigations. During his tenure at Geohazards, Mr. Black has performed geophysical surveys utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar, Electrical Resistivity, Electromagnetics, and Seismic Reflection.
Mr. Purcifull has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. He has been employed by Geohazards since August of 1998, and has been in his current position as Vice President (Material Testing and Instrumentation) since January of 2007. He is a registered professional geologist in Florida (PG #2328) and Tennessee (PG #5263).
Mr. Way received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from College of Charleston in 1993 and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Florida in 2002. He has been employed by Geohazards, Inc. since 2002. Mr. Way's responsibilities include geophysical testing, drilling supervision, and equipment maintenance. He has field experience in performing geophysical surveys utilizing Electrical Resistivity, Ground Penetrating Radar, and Electromagnetics. Mr. Way is a licensed Professional Geologist in Florida (PG #2559) and Tennessee (PG#5553).