Brian R. Awckland
Construction Observation & Testing Services
Quakertown, PA Office
Wilkes Barre, PA Office
Brian joined GTA as an Engineering Technician more than 18 years ago, and with hands-on experience, specialized training and certifications, and increased responsibility, has worked his way up through the GTA ranks. In his current position as Associate of construction observation and testing (COT) for projects performed by our Quakertown and Wilkes-Barre offices, Brian is responsible for managing specialized COT services in the field and laboratory including soil stabilization; shallow and deep foundation systems; masonry, concrete, and steel reinforcement observations; structural steel, cold formed steel, and wood framing observations; spray-applied fire-resistive materials (SFRM); exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS); hot-mixed asphalt (HMA) and concrete pavement evaluation and testing, roadway stabilization and observation of subsurface explorations including test borings and test pits.
Brian and the COT team he manages in Quakertown and Wilkes-Barre are currently working on several large logistical development sites, totaling more than 9 million square feet. In addition, Brian has overseen project management on several commercial, apartment, and parking garage projects within the Neighborhood Improvement Zone in downtown Allentown.
Brian oversaw the opening of GTA’s new Wilkes-Barre office and is currently responsible for managing the day-to-day field operations and project management for our northeastern Pennsylvania service area. The Wilkes Barre office offers COT, geotechnical, and environmental services as well as an in-house concrete and soil laboratory.