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.

  • Fall Protection Research

    • Fall Protection Training Research Leading to Improved Curricula and Compliance
    • Aviation Maintenance Stands Site Investigations and Hazard Surveys Resulting in Solutions for Each Type/Model/Series Aircraft
    • Dry-Docked Sailcraft Field Investigations Leading to a Hazard Analysis Reports Identifying Mitigation Measures and Recommendations for Modifications to Maintenance Stands
    • Roof Fall Protection Research Leading to REK Identifying Prototype Multi-Use Systems and Field Testing of Prototype Solutions
  • Ergonomics

    • Workspace Planning Field Research and Site Investigations which Identified Ergonomic Risk Factors and Development of Prototype Ergonomically-Centered Solutions in Human-System Integration and Industrial Ergonomics
    • Tool Replacement Field Studies and Investigations to Address Repetitive Strain Injuries, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, and Overuse Syndrome, Followed by Field Trials of Equipment Designed to Reduce Exposure to These Types of Injuries
    • Ergonomic Work Support Stands Field Investigations Leading to REK Designing and Fabricating Prototype Vertically Adjustable Work Support Stands, then Field Testing the Prototypes Which Effectively Relieved These Hazards with Applicability at Multiple Navy Bases
  • Electrical Safety

    • Electrical Safety Education Field Studies and Field Trials which Improved Electrical Safety Practices by Trained Personnel
    • Lightning Protection Systems Field Investigations Leading to REK Development of a Lightning Hazard Evaluation Checklist, Identification of Key Threat Structures, and Design and Installation of Prototype Lightning Protection Systems
    • Power Service Points (PSP) Field Studies Leading to REK Identifying Minor Upgrades, Full Replacement, and Equipment Improvements to Optimize Future Repair and Upgrade Efforts Throughout Navy Facilities

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