GPR Scan to Locate Reinforcing Steel – St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud, MN

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Minnesota was recently called out to a hospital in St. Cloud, MN to investigate a concrete slab to map out the reinforcing steel prior to installing a new MRI machine. The Hospital construction staff needed to know how much reinforcing steel was in the slab so they could determine whether or not it would affect the new MRI machine.  GPRS of Minnesota was able to mobilize to the site quickly and give the hospital the necessary information needed to make a decision.

Digital concrete imaging is a quick and easy way to locate post tension cables, rebar, and conduits in concrete prior to saw cutting or core drilling. The process is extremely fast due to its live feed system, which means the targets are mapped out on the surface of the concrete as they are located in real time. Concrete radar also does not emit any radiation like traditional x-ray so data can be collected on an active job site.

To receive a custom specification or to learn more about concrete radar in the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota regions contact your local representative at Sam.Hammons@gp-radar.com or 612-270-8427.

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GPR Survey at Suncrest Cemetery, Monroe NC

On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested on site at Suncrest Cemetery in Monroe, North Carolina to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey. The purpose of this survey was to determine the location of any unmarked grave locations. The areas were scanned with a GSSI GPR using a 400 Mghz antenna. Subject areas were scanned in a North to South Direction as well as East to West direction to help detect suspected areas. Multiple pre-existing gave locations were located and marked on the ground with white paint.

Curtis Hoag
Project Manager | Charlotte, NC
P 704.582.3219
F 419.843.5829

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc.
curtis.hoag@gp-radar.com
www.gp-radar.com

Monroe, NC


Georgia Pacific, McCormick SC

On December 20, 2013 Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was requested on site at Georgia Pacific in McCormick, SC 29835 to perform a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey.  The purpose of this survey was to determine the location of site utilities for proposed concrete drive.

Curtis Hoag
Project Manager | Charlotte, NC
P 704.582.3219
F 419.843.5829

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc.
curtis.hoag@gp-radar.com
www.gp-radar.com

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Technician Profile – Jim James

Jim James
Regional Manager | New York/Tri-State Area

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL; Naples, FL; New York City, NY; & Hartford, CT

How long have you been with GPRS?

Since August of 2010; Roughly 3 ½ years

What person accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

Simply that I feel like the regions I have worked in have consistently improved during my time there.

Tell us about your spouse, family, kids, and/ or pets?

I’m single so I don’t have a family of my own, but I do have a girlfriend named Liz and my brother works for our company in New Orleans, LA

What are your hobbies?

Playing Ultimate Frisbee and weightlifting

What is your favorite sports team?

Ohio State Football with Ohio State Basketball coming in at a close second.

What is your favorite thing about the town you live in?

I live in Jersey City, NJ and am only four blocks from the Hudson River directly across from the World Trade Center and I am within view of the Statue of Liberty.  My favorite thing is that I can be in one of the greatest cities in the world with just a five minute train ride.

What has been your favorite job site that you have worked at and why?

BY FAR, my greatest job site has been the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What is your favorite aspect of your work here at GPRS?

This list is long, but probably my favorite is getting to travel to a new site with new people almost every day.

Jim James

What is your favorite local restaurant (include city and state)?

A small hipster type restaurant in Jersey City called Marco & Pepe.  It’s a great brunch/lunch place

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

I rolled my job on St. Thomas into a vacation and I can’t imagine another place as beautiful and relaxing.

What is your claim to fame (what do people find really interesting about you)?

Well, my real full name is James H James III.  Every credit card use, every booked reservation, every introduction results in a disbelieving look or confusion.  Last name? James. First name? James. Oh, I’m sorry what was your last name then? . . . and repeat that about two more times before it clicks.

Do you have a motto that you live or work by if so what is it?

I’m completely paraphrasing, but it is from the Dalai Lama:  If there are problems in your life and you can do something about them, there is nothing to worry about; if you can’t do anything about them, there is nothing to worry about.

I strive to focus on what I can control and avoid “crying over spilt milk” situations and I think this quote emphasizes focusing on the aspects you can control of any problem.

What is your biggest personal goal in the next five years?

I don’t know if it’s my biggest personal goal, but my most important is to just ensure that I improve myself daily, monthly, yearly.  I want to continue to try to make myself a better, more well-rounded person, whether that’s in my general and professional proficiencies through reading or education or its in the relationships that I have or it’s in my personal finances.  If you are constantly improving these aspects of yourself, almost any specific end goal is possible.

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Technician Profile – Matt Johnson

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Matt Johnson
Regional Manager | Tennessee – Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

Covered the Michigan market for the last three years before transferring to into the regional manager position over Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.  The main cities I’m currently working in are Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. I have also completed jobs throughout Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois.

How long have you been with GPRS?

Just under 4 years

What personal accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

I am excited about the new market that I have taken over.  Looking forward to building my territory up to a point where it will be able to support multiple GPR technicians.

Tell us about your spouse, family, kids, and/ or pets?

Happily married to my high school sweet heart since 2007, and we now have a two year old son named Graham.

What are your hobbies?

When I’m not spending time with my family, I love to golf.  I have been an avid golfer since I was seven years old & try to get out as much as I can.

What is your favorite sports team?

THE Ohio State Buckeyes

What is your favorite thing about the town you live in?

We recently relocated to Nashville, TN & we love it.  Since the city is new to us there are tons of great restaurants & fun places for us to explore.   My favorite thing about Nashville would have to obviously be all the great live music that is always happening.

What has been your favorite job site that you have worked at and why?

Working at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville.  I was there the same day that Taylor Swift was performing, so it was pretty fun to see all of the hustle & bustle that goes on behind the scenes.

What is your favorite aspect of your work here at GPRS?

I enjoy the aspect that you never know where you will end up scanning each day.  Every day offers a new adventure!  And I love all the camaraderie within the company, we have a great team!

Matt Johnson

What is your favorite local restaurant (include city and state)?

Martin’s Barbeque is my favorite restaurant in Nashville, TN

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Hawaii is my favorite vacation spot, the island of Kauai was the most beautiful.  We went for our honeymoon and would love to plan a trip back for an anniversary trip.

What is your claim to fame (what do people find really interesting about you)?

People find it interesting that my specialty in the kitchen is Crepes Suzette

Do you have a motto that you live or work by if so what is it?

“Don’t sweat the small stuff”

What is your biggest personal goal in the next five years?

Figure out where we want to live in Nashville & buy a house, and hopefully add to our family to fill up that new house!

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