August 26, 2013

Onsite Soil Evaluator (OSE) certification

Congratulations to Brandon Carroll Blevins, Geologist at D. R. Price Engineering and Land Surveying, Inc. PC (DRPE) on gaining his Onsite Soil Evaluator (OSE) certification through the Virginia Department of Professional Occupational Regulation (DPOR).  With this certification, Brandon and DRPE can evaluate soils on the site without the requirement of laboratory testing or percolation testing for the design of conventional subsurface sewage drain fields for residential and commercial applications.  Brandon can also work with the Professional Engineers (PE’s) on staff at DRPE to design alternative sewerage systems when soil conditions are not conducive for conventional systems.

Brandon is a 2008 graduate of Radford College in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology.  He is currently working toward obtaining his licensure as a Professional Geologist (PG).  Brandon also continues his education with seminars, workshops, and online in a variety of topics such as alternative sewage system design, wetland delineation, and benthic macroinvertebrates.  He also has goals of obtaining certification in these fields also.

Congratulations to Brandon for broadening and diversifying the scope of services offered byDRPE!