Award or Recognition

GEI Senior Consultant Stein Buer, P.E. Wins ASCE Sacramento Outstanding Life Member Award

September 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—September 17, 2014— GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that Stein Buer, a Senior Consultant with GEI’s Sacramento office, was presented with the ASCE Sacramento Outstanding Life Member Award at ASCE’s Annual Individual Awards & Installation Banquet held on September 16, 2014 in Sacramento, CA.

The Outstanding Life Member Award is given to an individual who is a Life Member of ASCE (over the age of 65 and dues paying member to the Society for at least 35 years, including the 10 consecutive years before becoming a Life Member) and has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the profession. Stein was nominated along with several other equally deserving members from the Sacramento Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which serves the Civil Engineers of Northern California from Stockton to the Oregon border and from the Nevada border to the Coast Ranges.  An Awards Committee of five Board members, many of whom are Section Past Presidents, reviewed and voted on all submittals.

“Mr. Buer has dedicated over 40 years to serving the Sacramento area and the civil engineering profession,” remarked Kimberly Brown, P.E., 2013-2014 ACEC Sacramento Section President. “His contributions to the profession have provided flood protection for thousands of residents in the Sacramento area.  It is the ASCE Sacramento Section’s honor to award Mr. Buer the Outstanding Life Member award for 2014.”

Mr. Buer has more than four decades of experience in water resources planning and engineering, with an emphasis on flood management for state and local agencies.  His areas of expertise and accomplishment include strategic planning, policy formulation, program and project management, and report preparation, primarily focused on execution of flood control projects, flood forecasting and operations, flood emergency response, environmental restoration, and land acquisition.

Prior to joining GEI in 2011, Mr. Buer worked with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in several capacities, including Acting Deputy Director for Integrated Water Resources Management. He served as Executive Director for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) from 2004 through 2010, directing SAFCA’s participation in the planning and execution of major levee improvements, ecosystem restoration projects, land acquisition, and the Folsom Dam Joint Federal Project in close cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and DWR.

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