Robert J. Palermo of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. and Walter J. Reichert of Tappen Zee Constructors, LLC delivered a presentation entitled Tappen Zee Bridge Reconstruction – Foundation Design and Construction to The Moles at the May 7, 2014 Dinner Meeting. The Moles is a National Organization composed of individuals now or formerly engaged in the construction of tunnel, subway, sewer, foundation, marine, sub-aqueous or other heavy construction projects. Both Robert Palermo and Walter Reichert are members of The Moles.
Laurel Oil and Gas Corp. is a respected leader in project management and consultancy services for oil and gas operators. For more than 20 years, Laurel has provided engineering staff and independent consultants to operators in the Appalachian Basin and other parts of the United States.
In 1859, two years before Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president and the first shots of the Civil War were fired, Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. For more than 150 years, oil and gas development has cycled through boom and bust years in the Appalachian Basin.