Soil Testing and Research
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Joleen Hines manages DBS&A’s Soil Testing and Research Laboratory. She has more than 16 years of experience in laboratory and project management. Ms. Hines oversees laboratory testing, including moisture retention properties, hydraulic conductivity, air permeability, thermal properties analysis, triaxial shear testing, and standard geotechnical analyses. She also implements, oversees, and manages the research and development (R&D) program in the laboratory, developing innovative analysis techniques and methodologies in order to provide solutions to our client’s unique project challenges. R&D projects are often performed in cooperative efforts with leading universities or government agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE ERDC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); national laboratories, including Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory; as well as corporate clients, such as mining industry leaders, municipal and nuclear waste managers, and independent organizations such as Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Ms. Hines maintains laboratory accreditation through American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Accreditation Program (AAP) and oversees the laboratory’s participation in sample proficiency testing. Ms. Hines ensures that standard testing programs are performed in accordance with industry standardized methods, including American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), AASHTO, American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and American Petroleum Institute (API).
Ms. Hines continually enhances the laboratory’s capabilities by adding new equipment and testing methods and is responsible for ensuring that the DBS&A Soil Testing and Research Laboratory maintains its long-standing reputation for leading-edge, high-quality laboratory data and excellent customer service.