GGNE, Inc.

Austin, Texas
Phone 832-606-8711

President and Company Owner
Jeff Howdeshell, B.Sc. and M.Sc.

About GGNE, Inc
Established in 1998 to provide technical programming support for various engineering companies. Main client for the last seventeen years has been the Texas Department of Transportation under a full-time professional services contract. Various other contracts were undertaken with Fugro Consultants, Inc.,Applied Engineering of Elgin, TX, Kerr-McGee Oil Company(now Anadarko) of Houston, TX, and NexTech Solutions, Inc. of Dallas, TX.

Some of the major projects completed by GGNE

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) acquisition and analysis software Developed web site for Fugro Consultants (LTPP Southern Region) Participated in development of a Falling Weight Deflectometer control program
Developed exchange formats for TxDOT to upload pavement data to Agile Assets Pavement Analyst program Signal analysis of highway profile data from integrated lasers and accelerometers to generate International Roughness Index measurements Automated optical inspection of microprocessor films using multiple high-speed camera strings on movable stage for NexTech Solutions
Reformatted major independent oil and gas company E&P data  system GIS software package for display of highway data using geodetic coordinate system Development of Microstation environmental workspace for petroleum geologists and geophysicists
Developed and implemented realtime client-server data acquisition system for Texas state highway quality control department Global Positioning Survey (GPS) acquisition and processing software Electronic Document database for Texas DOT Design Division to store Microstation design plans for bridges.
Automated frictional analysis of highway pavement to simulate skid scores using a 100Kz laser Developed Texas Ride Quality program to insure highway contractor quality standards for state of Texas. UNIX system maintenance and administration.
SQL Database application to process/store over 500,000 miles of current and historical TxDOT pavement data Highway asset tagging and capture tool using GPS and video imaging Ported entire TxDOT Pavements software tools from VB6 to C#

Consulting services provided to companies setting up networks, developing web applications, writing technical documentation, web page development, database design and implementation, Google Map API development,and providing additional technical support as needed.  Current development platforms are Windows10 down to XP, and multiple UNIX operating systems using software development languages of C#, C++, C, VB6, vb.NET, FORTRAN, Pascal(Delphi), Perl, SQL Server, MySQL, and UNIX shell scripting.

Fluent in Spanish.

GGNE developed the State of Texas Ride Quality Program which is now required for all Texas highway pavement contracts.

About Jeff Howdeshell
B.Sc and M.Sc from Tulane University Geology Dept., New Orleans, LA
Past Texas Registered Professional Geologist #800(expired)
Geophysicist, geologist and engineering programmer.

Over 40 years experience working in the engineering and geologic field.  Companies worked for prior to forming GGNE include the US Army Corp of Engineers, Exxon, GTS, Gulf Oil, Chevron, Digicon Geophysical Corp., Southwest Geoscience and Assoc., Forest Oil Company, Landmark Graphics, Amerada Hess, Greenhill Petroleum, Mesa Petroleum, and Pioneer Natural Resources. Twenty years as a petroleum explorationist resulting in finding enough oil to fuel the entire United States for almost one day.

He currently lives and works in Austin, Texas and devotes a large part of his time in building a light weight portable profiling system.

GGNE is fully insured with a $1,000,000 professional liability policy including errors and omissions, and worker's compensation from the Hartford Insurance Company.  A certificate of insurance can be supplied upon request.

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