It’s Soil Not Dirt: A Geotechnical Engineering Podcast

by PRI Engineering

From designing solar foundations to erosion hazard assessments, It’s Soil Not Dirt focuses on all aspects of geotechnical engineering and the topics that matter most today, with an emphasis on sustainability and renewables.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • The Interaction Between Structural and Geotechnical Engineering with Tim Rupert

    The Interaction Between Structural and Geotechnical Engineering with Tim Rupert

    Join us in this episode as we delve into the interaction between structural and geotechnical engineering with guest star, Tim Rupert, and Arash Yazdani, Director of Engineering at PRI Engineering. Together, we'll unravel the challenges and best practices in this burgeoning subfield, focusing especially on solar foundation design. Get ready to break free from the ordinary, question the status quo, and shape the trillion-dollar future of renewable energy. Don't miss out! Tune in to our captivating episodes on major podcast platforms or catch updates on PRI Engineering's website.

  • Introduction to Hydrogeology with Mike Francis: P2

    Introduction to Hydrogeology with Mike Francis: P2

    Mike Francis, Project Manager at GEMS joins PRI Engineering to speak about hydrogeology. This second episode of two discusses Toronto and managing water in a large urban center.

  • Introduction to Hydrogeology with Mike Francis: P1

    Introduction to Hydrogeology with Mike Francis: P1

    Mike Francis, Project Manager at GEMS joins Arash Yazdani, the Director of Engineering at PRI Engineering and Erick Thurston, also from PRI to speak about hydrogeology. This first episode of two covers the basics of hydrogeology.

  • Illegal Soil Dumping with Brandon Spiller P.2.

    Illegal Soil Dumping with Brandon Spiller P.2.

    This is part two on Illegal soil dumping in Ontario. In the second episode, we continue the conversation with Brandon Spiller, VP Environment - Liability and Closure at Vertex and Arash Yazdani, Director of Engineering from PRI Engineering. The first episode was largely concerned with the regulations in Ontario regarding soil dumping. We focus more on the effects and possible remediation of sites. This podcast is hosted and sponsored by PRI Engineering - learn more by visiting our website: priengineering.com

  • Illegal Soil Dumping Ontario Regulations with Brandon Spiller P.1.

    Illegal Soil Dumping Ontario Regulations with Brandon Spiller P.1.

    Illegal soil dumping is a significant environmental and geotechnical issue in Ontario, and across North America. It risks contaminating soil and wastes a precious resource. Brandon Spiller, VP Environment – Liability and Closure at Vertex and Arash Yazdani discuss the regulations and reasons for these regulations in Part I of illegal soil dumping. This podcast is hosted and sponsored by PRI Engineering - learn more by visiting our website: priengineering.com