September 2017 - Abdullah Zulfiqar joins our growing consultancy as an engineering technician providing construction monitoring, testing, and inspections services, and geo-instrumentation support for projects in urban and congested settings. He is a December 2017 Radford University graduate with a dual B.S. degree in Geology and Physics.
6 September 2016 - After completing a successful internship with the firm, Ian Godwin joins Pons & Associates as a regular member of our staff. He will assist with geotechnical investigations, environmental assessments, geo-instrumentation programs, and construction monitoring assignments. Ian will be a strong contributor to the firm's engineering geology, rock engineering, and instrumentation capabilities. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech's Geosciences Department where he obtained a B.S. in Geology, with Minor studies in remote sensing and mapping. True to a geologist's love for the great outdoors, Ian is also an avid birding aficionado. Welcome Ian!
3 June 2016 - Fernando Pons presents "Sustainability and Civil Engineers - Promoting Sustainable Development from our Nation's Capital" at ASCE National Capital Section's Centennial Celebration Conference at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. http://www.asce-ncs.org/index.php/centennial-celebrations/
26 May 2016 - Firm celebrates five years at Open House.
5 May 2016 - Joel Carson, Executive Director of the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA), visits Pons & Associates' office in Herndon, VA.
16 October 2015 - Pons & Associates becomes certified to conduct Special Inspections (TPIA Certification No. 2015115) under the District of Columbia Department of Consumer Affairs (DCRA) Third Party Inspections Program.
4 October 2015 - Pons & Associates turns five years old. Many thanks to our employees, clients, vendors, and business partners! We look forward to a continued journey!
16 May 2015 - Fairfax County opens Jones Branch Athletic Fields and Arbor Row Stream Valley Park in Tysons Corner, VA. The dedication of these facilities marks an important cornerstone in the transformation of Tysons as a new urban center. Pons & Associates is proud to have served as Geotechnical Engineer-of record (GER) and Special Inspections Engineer-of-record (SIER) during design and construction phases.
January 2015 - Chan Tin, P.E., joins Pons & Associates. Chan's career spans over 17 years as a respected geotechnical practitioner in the metro Washington DC area. He will focus on strengthening the firm's field and laboratory service offerings, as well as being a major technical contributor to our expanding geotechnical consultancy. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil and geotechnical engineering from The George Washington University (GW). He also teaches introductory soil mechanics and graduate-level foundation engineering classes at GW.
March 2014 - Angela Tucker joins Pons & Associates as Office Manager. Angela will assist professional staff with various administrative aspects of the firm's work, and will interact closely with our vendor and subconsultant partners, clients, and public agencies as required. Angela brings to bear comprehensive past clerical experience and has previous work experience as a human resources specialist and customer service representative.
10 February 2014 - Pons & Associates becomes DBE
certified with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for Engineering Services (NAICS 541330) &
Environmental Consulting Services (NAICS 541620)
January 2014 - Pons & Associates begins soil infiltration feasibility programs for 4- and 137-acre community and mixed-use developments in urban and suburban Washington DC metro. Our work will inform sustainable stormwater management strategies and is being performed for one of the largest real estate companies in the metro area.
20 June 2013 - Virginia O'Meara wins Rising Star Award at Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), Washington DC Chapter.
1 May 2013 - Virginia O'Meara of Pons & Associates coordinates and participates in SMPS DC presentation at Montgomery College.
1 May 2013 - Liz Austin, P.E. is promoted to Associate. Since joining Pons & Associates in 2011 as a Senior Engineer, Liz has been instrumental in developing the firm’s reputation as a provider of geotechnical engineering services for projects in redeveloped and particularly congested settings. Her geotechnical work with the firm includes high-rise development, embassy buildings in DC, public school facilities, waste water treatment plant projects, and slope stability repair design and construction monitoring. Liz holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Lehigh University and The Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively, with a master's concentration in geotechnical engineering. She previously worked at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Law Engineering.
Earth Day, 22 April 2013 - Fernando Pons, P.E., gives sustainability talk to 3rd and 4th graders in Arlington, VA.
28 Feb. 2013 - Pons & Associates completes geotechnical study assignment at the Washington, DC waterfront redevelopment The Yards, formerly known as Southeast Federal Center.
24 Aug. 2012 - Knowledge Universe Education engages Pons & Associates to provide environmental due diligence for multi-site portfolio at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA.
3 Aug. 2012 - Pons & Associates wins geotechnical investigation for Scotts Run Station, a significant part of the re-development of Tysons Corner, VA as an urban center.
24 May 2012 - Pons & Associates signs Master Services Agreement with PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) http://www.psbusinessparks.com/ , a publicly-traded REIT with national building assets, to provide environmental, engineering, and facility consulting services.
3 March 2012 - Pons participates in Society of Women Engineers/ASCE-NCS "Bridging Skills from Engineer to Leader" Professional Development Seminar with segment "Entrepreneurship for Engineers" at Northrup Grumman Corporate Headquarters, Falls Church, VA (presented jointly with Jay Padgett, P.E., of GeoServices Corp).
22 Feb. 2012 - Fernando Pons delivers keynote talk to District of Columbia Council of Engineering & Architectural Societies, titled
"Sustainable Approaches to Managing Underground Risks" , Washington, DC
2 Feb. 2012 - Pons & Associates wins Largo Town Center geotechnical investigation in Largo, MD.
22 Oct. 2011 - Pons & Associates is part of Panel Discussion
"Sustainable Engineering - Making Vision 2025 Happen Now"
at American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Memphis, TN
September 2011 - Virginia O'Meara, Vice President of Pons & Associates, joins Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Washington DC Chapter. http://www.smpsdc.org
22 Sep. 2011 - Fernando Pons delivers talk to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Headquarters, Baltimore, MD, titled
"Sustainable Approaches to Managing Underground Risks"
14 July 2011 - Pons & Associates becomes DBE/SWaM-
certified with VDMBE for Engineering Services (NAICS 541330) &
Environmental Consulting Services (NAICS 541620)
14 March 2011 - Pons speaks at TD&I Chicago, IL Congress "Transportation and Development Sustainability" session
10 November 2010 - Pons delivers talk to COFPAES Forum in Washington, DC titled
"Sustainable Infrastructure: Moving into the Future"
Environmental, Geotechnical Engineering & Facilities Consulting