GAI Cultural Resources Powers Client Educational Website

The findings of an archeological survey performed by GAI Cultural Resources professionals are featured on the website of Power Generation client LG&E and KU. Performed to clear client work to proceed in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, the detailed findings presented on the public LG&E and KU site offer visitors educational insight into the Bain-Cline site, a late 19th-century tenant farmstead in Trimble County, Kentucky named after two landowners, Joseph Bain and Jane Cline.


GAI Engineering Manager Kevin Resnik, Jr., PE served as project manager for the cultural resources staff who performed the archaeological survey and compiled the information shared on the website. The survey and website were undertaken in support of the LG&E and KU Trimble County Generating Station Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Landfill Project, part of an initiative that has utilized diverse skills from across GAI. “While chiefly the domain of GAI’s Power Generation sector, this work has also benefited by contributions from GAI’s transportation, environmental, cultural resources, and other teams,” said Resnik.

In addition to a general overview, the mini site contains pages that detail Bain-Cline site discoveries and history, along with a downloadable 14-page teaching curriculum. “Creating these materials for LG&E and KU helps the client fulfill stipulations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kentucky Heritage Council to provide a publicly available website that describes the site, along with a lesson plan and interactive quiz that meet Kentucky academic standards for use in schools,” said Resnik. Site findings include a range of cooking artifacts and the outlines of chimney foundations.

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The site gives GAI the opportunity to share its expertise with the world and advance the public’s archaeological knowledgebase. “I get a great deal of satisfaction from working directly with GAI’s external clients and internal teams to create a great work product,” said Resnik. “The extra step of working to create a public outreach component—interacting with shareholders such as the teaching community, local cultural resources groups, web designers, and more in the process—brings that gratification to a whole new level.”

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kevin resnikKevin Resnik, Jr. is a certified Professional Engineer with more than 13 years of experience. He specializes in multidiscipline project management, civil site design, permitting, conceptual and construction level design of coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills, erosion and sediment control (E&SC) plans, stormwater management (SWM) plans, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) applications, conceptual and construction level cost estimates, Construction Quality Control (CQC) and Owner’s Engineer support, and more. Kevin has worked on projects in the states of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New York, and West Virginia.

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