We are pleased to announce that Robert Howard, E.I.T., has been promoted to the position of Associate in our Quakertown, Pennsylvania office.
With 27 years of experience, Rob’s responsibilities include management of construction observation and material testing services (COTS) performed by the office, overseeing the quality assurance and quality control on a variety of commercial, academic, and residential projects; on-site project management and representation; providing training and supervision of field and lab technicians; reports and special inspection letter preparation; and preparing proposals and budgets for a variety of construction projects and work scopes.
Rob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. As member of the Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association (PACA), he provides class instruction for the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician-Grade I Certification. Rob serves as the 2016 Vice Chair of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Lehigh Valley Council and is an active member of their Regional Business Development Committee. Rob also serves as the Chair of GTA’s COTS Committee which works to provide increased safety awareness; uniform hiring, training, and testing guidelines; a forum for group discussion, problem solving and member opinion in decision making; team building strategies; and training for future leadership for our 16 offices.
GTA was established in 1985 and specializes in geotechnical engineering, geoscience and environmental consulting, and materials testing engineering. GTA has a staff of more than 300, including 19 in our Quakertown office.