About our Section:
The Field Exploration Section consists of Geotechnical Drilling Crews and Geologists, under the supervision of Assistant Office Administrator Kirk Beach.
The drilling crews explore the subsurface of proposed and existing ODOT roads and projects. They also install and monitor slope inclinometers in several of Ohio's geologically volatile areas. This information is vital in the design, construction, and maintenance of Ohio's roads. Our Geologists conduct in-situ testing in coordination with our drilling crews, install and monitor field instrumentation, perform geophysical explorations, and conduct CPT exploration with our CPT rig. The Section also maintains our fleet of drilling rigs and support vehicles.
Assistant Administrator Kirk Beach is also responsible for overall supervision of our Soils Laboratory.
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