Steve Gaines, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., P.Geo., Geological Engineer

sgaines@geofirma.com

  • M.A.Sc., Geological Engineering (Geomechanics), Queen’s University, 2013
  • B.A.Sc., Geological Engineering, Queen’s University, 2006
  • B.Sc.H., Geography and Geology, Queen’s University, 2003

Steve Gaines is a registered Professional Engineering and Professional Geoscientist in Ontario with over 11 years of practical experience in engineering consulting.   He has expertise interpreting geological data collected from borehole logging and testing, mapping, and geophysical surveys for the purposes of rockmass classification, structural analysis, as well as environmental and hydrogeological site characterization.  Mr. Gaines has considerable experience supervising deep borehole drilling and testing investigations, both domestically and internationally, and has participated in numerous environmental site assessment and remediation projects in eastern Ontario and the National Capital region for private sector and government clients.  Since 2006, he has been actively involved with activities for the collection of geological and hydrogeological data in support of Canada’s proposed Deep Geological Repository.  Mr. Gaines’ graduate work at Queen’s University focused on the assessment and applicability of in-situ stress estimation methods in deep boreholes and the use of numerical modelling to predict future stress evolution.