REK Associates is a leader in scientific and engineering research and military base reuse studies and community planning.
  • Scientific Dust Suppressant Studies

    • Engineering and maintaining equipment to expedite military and range construction on lava
    • Proof of principal of dust suppressant mixing with lava to maintain smooth dust free surface
    • Scientific research and field testing of procedures to limit dust exposure in areas of high volume dust particles
    • Scientific research and field testing of procedures to limit dust exposure in areas of high volcanic dust particles
    • Training of civilians, Government and military personnel in innovative dust suppression procedures in the Army quarry operations in order to meet USGS standards
  • Innovative Water Mitigation Studies

    • Proof of principal for utilization of found material to divert water flow
    • Scientific research and analysis of water mitigation failures
  • Cost Analysis Research

    • Analysis of supply costs versus output for ITAM programs
    • Optimizing equipment purchases and maintenance requirements
    • Analysis of equipment upkeep
  • Equipment Testing, Engineering and Recommendations

    • Research and development of new equipment and its use at a military training facility
    • Research and field testing to reduce maintenance and equipment costs at a military training facility
    • Engineering the adaptability of equipment usage
    • Optimizing target placement to minimize training damage and maximize range use
  • Herbicide Usage Research

    • Analyzing damage from herbicide usage and developing corrective and avoidance measures
    • Research and field testing of herbicide mixtures to maximize required effects
    • Conducting scientific pH studies to minimize or eliminate soil damage from herbicide use
    • Innovative herbicide scheduling to reduce overuse while maximizing availability of military land for training
  • Vegetation Maintenance Research for Community Planning

    • Soil Studies to mitigate ground overuse in areas that must always remain in operation
    • Engineering the adaptability of equipment to various heavy vegetation removal requirements and environmental limitations
    • Maximizing vegetation scheduling
    • Research and field testing for removal of specific invasive species
    • Conducting manpower studies to optimize the use of operation and maintenance funding as applied to staffing
  • Soil Stabilization Research

    • Field proofing of the use of gunite and piping to stabilize a previously eroding hillside
    • Scientific research and field testing of ground cover stabilization
  • EIS and Environmental Impact Studies for Community Planning and Potential Base Reuse

  • Field research using qualified personnel with years of scientific and engineering background and experience working in the field of their subject and locations. These personnel are performing the work in the field versus a desktop study. Personnel are trained and experienced in Sustainable Range Program.

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