Orion B. Cook, P.E., Senior Engineer
814-234-3223 ext. 202
Currently the managing officer of the Converse Consultants State College, Pennsylvania office, Mr. Cook oversees all aspects of the geotechnical and material testing and inspection projects which include project initiation and client interaction, coordination and scheduling, technical report generation, and management. He specializes in geotechnical investigations, material testing and inspection, water resource development, hydrology, hydrogeology, basin analysis, aquifer storage and recovery, water well and geothermal drilling and testing activities, air pollution control and permitting, laboratory soil classification, stormwater management and spill prevention plans, and NPDES permitting.
Ian J. Keating, GIT
Currently the director of the geotechnical engineering department of the Converse Consultants State College, Pennsylvania office, Mr. Keating oversees all aspects of the geotechnical and material testing and inspection projects which include project initiation/proposal-phase, client interaction, coordination and scheduling, technical report generation, field report review/distribution and overall project management. He specializes in geotechnical investigations which have included aspects such as sinkhole investigation and repair, clean fill due diligence, test pits, infiltration, SPT borings, rock probes, cone-penetrometer tests, electrical resistivity, thermal resistivity, seismic analyses, etc. He also manages the material testing and inspection which includes field testing of subgrades, subbase and cementitious materials and laboratory analyses of soils and cementitious materials which include items such as compression testing on concrete and rock cores, storage of cementitious specimens, soil classifications (USCS & USDA), maximum density/moisture relationships (proctors), Atterberg limits (soil plasticity index), etc.