The Falcon Group Fall 2016 NE Newsletter

GaryGartenberg HowlonghaveyouworkedwithTheFalconGroup?Whatdidyoudobeforeworking here? IstartedwiththeFalconGroupintheFalof2014,soIhavebeenherealmosttwoyears.Priorto comingtoFalcon,Iworkedforaforensicengineeringfirmonconstructiondefectsandaccidents, oilandgas,andinsurancedefenselitigationcases.Beforethat,Iworkedwithmyownfirmfor twentyyearsprimarilyworkingwithCommunityAsociations. Whatdoyoulikemostaboutworkinghere?Howhasthecompanyadvancedyour career? IenjoyworkingonawidevarietyofprojectsatFalconwhichfrequentlyinvolveanumberofcivil engineeringandarchitecturalspecialtieswhichmakesthem morechalenging.Intheforensic aspects,thisvarietyofprojectsalowsmetoexpandmyexperiencebase.WorkingatFalconalso alowsmetosharemy35yearsofengineeringexperiencewithotherFalconmemberswhichis gratifying. WhatdrewyoutoTheFalconGroup&howhasthecompanychangedsince? IhavehadaprofessionalrelationshipwithAndyandBil(foundingpartnersofTheFalconGroup) formanyyearsworkingintheCommunityAssociationindustry.Overtheyears,Irespectedhow FalconEngineeringgrewinsizetobealeaderintheindustryinNewJerseyandtheirongoing commitmenttoexpandinothergeographicareas.Whenanopportunitypresenteditselftobepart oftheFalconGroup,Ifeltmyengineeringexperiencewouldcontributetothecompany’sforensic engineeringabilities.Inthelasttwoyears,IhaveseenFalconexpandintheFlorida,Washington, DCandPennsylvaniaareamarkets. Whathasbeenyourfavoriteproject?Proudestmoment?Explain. InthetwoyearssinceIhavebeenhere,Ihaveworkedonanumberofprojectsmostofwhichare ongoingduetotheprotractedtimeframeinvolvedwithlitigation.Thereisacertainamountof satisfactionwhenIknowmyengineeringworkhelpscontributetoalitigantobtainingasucesful outcomeinthelegalsystem.Ihavecompletedafewabandonedminecolapseprojectsand studies,oneofmyspecialties,whichweresuccessfulydoneinacostefectivemannerforthe owners. Anyrecentrecognitionsorawards? Irecentlyco-authoredapaperentitled ACaseStudy:RemediationofAbandonedMinesfor ResidentialDevelopmentbyIssaS.Oweis,GaryGartenberg,andLumaJ.Oweis, whichwasjust aceptedfororal presentationandinclusionintheconferenceproceedingsofthe19thInternational ConferenceonRockMechanicsandMiningEngineeringtobeheldinLondoninJanuary2017. Explainyourwork/lifebalance.Anythinginterestingyou’reinvolvedwithoutsideof work? Beinganemptynesterrecently,Inowspendmoretimerelaxingandworkingontheoccasional homeproject.Aftergoingtoaminingschool inColoradoandworkingwithmanyabandonedmines inmyengineeringcareerinNewJersey,Ihaveacumulatedalargemineral colectionwhichIam intheprocessoforganizing.

GaryGartenberg,P.E

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