30-Year Anniversary Message from Larry Olson

To all of our current and past employees we say thank-you for the dedication, loyalty, excitement, and world class work. To our clients and customers I say it has been an honor to know you and our privilege to work with you on your projects to help us become successful. The future is bright at Olson Engineering, so I take this opportunity to reflect on this, our 30 Year Anniversary, and comment on the 22 years of Olson Instruments which developed out of it.

Starting a specialized consulting company five years after college at age 29 was exciting, and maybe a bit naive, in the field of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and evaluation of structures...


New Hires 

Alan Rock was hired in May as a Senior Software Engineer.

Mr. Rock received a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics from Colorado School of Mines in 1989.  His areas of expertise include neural networks, machine learning/reasoning, optimization, tomographic and holographic inversion, full waveform inversion, numerical model implementation using the distinct element method (DEM) and the finite differencing (FD) approach, digital signal analysis, multi-static phased-array radar, parallel processing across the Internet and on graphics processing units (GPU), hardware design, and ground imaging.  Mr. Rock is the author of the Soil Nail Analysis Program (SNAP, SNAP-2, SNAP-2013), Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program (CRSP-3D), Rockvision (RV3D) for longwall coal mining, and True Reflection Tomography (TRT) for tunneling.  Mr. Rock is the inventor of a patent for seismic first-arrival time picking using neural networks. 

Austin Bistline

Mr. Bistline had a 7 year career in the underground construction industry before going to college and earning his bachelor’s degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.  There, he found strong interests in seismic data processing, digital signal analysis, and electromagnetic methods.  These interests now fuel his appetite for unraveling the physics within the earth and man-made structures.  He joined Olson Engineering during his final Semester at the Colorado School of Mines, and upon graduation, transitioned to the Washington D.C. where he does field-testing, data analysis, and report generation with Larry Olson.  He serves as a Project Geophysicist, but is intent on earning a PE designation in Civil Engineering by 2019.  


New at Olson Instruments:

Announcing the Olson Instruments latest model concrete thickness gauge. The CTG-2 is a hand-held, battery powered, nondestructive system for measuring the thickness and integrity of slabs, pavements, tunnel linings, walls and other plate-like structures. Connect the CTG-2 to your laptop or tablet and start testing with Olson’s WinCTG2 software.