Geosoils Consultants

KAREN MILLER

Ms. Miller is a Registered Civil and Geotechnical Engineer with over 20 years of professional experience in the field of geotechnical engineering. She attained a M.S. in Civil Engineering from U.C.L.A., where she also performed Post-Graduate studies. She has served as a project engineer for a wide range of geotechnical projects for both public and private sector clients via GSC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.

Typical projects have included transportation facilities, multi-story buildings, tract developments, commercial sites and schools. Ms. Miller was involved with the investigation, design, development, and construction of a number of major projects, including: Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center in Van Nuys, Air Force One Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, and The Springs Commercial Center in Palm Springs. Challenges faces on these sites included fault zones, earthquake-related phenomena, multi-level subterranean parking, excavations up to 40 feet, soldier piles, tieback systems, deep boulder-derived fill, extensive pile foundation systems, heavy load support, landfill mitigation, and selective grading for restrictive export needs.

Ms. Miller is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, and the California Geotechnical Engineering Association. Her work on the Painted Turtle Camp, a 173 acre facility for terminally-ill children, was awarded the 2003-2004 California Geotechnical Engineering Association Outstanding Project Award.

 

 

MASOOD RANA

Mr. Rana is a Registered Professional Engineer who received his BSc degree in Physics/Mathematics from the University of Karachi, and a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from N.E.D. Engineering University. He has over 40 years of experience in the field – 34 of which have been with Geosoils. Mr. Rana is also certified as a Deputy Building Inspector in Soils and Grading, with an International Code Council Soils Special Inspector certification.

As the continuing project engineer and manager, he has coordinated a number of geotechnical engineering studies – including preparation and presentation of proposals, client consultation, overall supervision of field exploration, laboratory testing, data analysis, and geotechnical engineering – for a wide variety of municipal, commercial, residential and industrial projects in Southern California; key projects include the Los Angeles Harbor Redevelopment Project (consisting of over 50 city blocks), Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Redevelopment Project, Los Angeles County Sanitation District, Palmdale Water District, City of San Fernando, City of Simi Valley, and the Air Force One museum project at the Ronald Regan Library. His diversified experience also includes deep foundations, tied-back support for excavations, soil nailing, shoring installation, pile driving, mass grading, and embankment design. Before joining GeoSoils Consultants, Inc., Mr. Rana has worked on a large earth and rock fill dam over-seas dealing with various geotechnical engineering aspects of the project.

As project manager of The Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, Mr. Rana coordinated the subsurface investigation, design, and construction while addressing fault zone dangers identified using CPT data. This 173 acre facility for terminally-ill children included a medical center, numerous cabins, a dining hall, a bridge and other support structures; this project was awarded the 2003-2004 California Geotechnical Engineering Association Outstanding Project Award.

 

JONATHAN GURUNATHAN

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