Daniel D. Terranova, PE
Vice President
Geotechnical Engineering
Construction Observation
and Testing

Nashville, TN Office
(615) 509-6012


We are pleased to announce that Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. has acquired the Geo/Env firm Terra Nova Engineering, PLLC.  Dan Terranova and his amazing staff lead GTA into the Nashville scene including all parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky.

Along with his staff of 15, Founder and Principal of Terra Nova, Dan Terranova, P.E., joins the GTA family as a VP and Shareholder. Terra Nova, headquartered in Nashville, was established in 2013. Dan and his firm have built a strong reputation, and following, by serving commercial/residential developers, municipalities, other engineering firms, and contractors with a high level of technical expertise coupled with impeccable character.

“GTA has been looking to establish an office in the Nashville area for some time now,” said Dave Zmijewski, P.E., President of GTA. “GTA and Terra Nova have complementary business practices and philosophies which make for an ideal fit. The acquisition of Terra Nova serves to jump start our presence in Nashville and throughout Tennessee where we can expand our value-based solutions to problematic conditions and construction challenges, supported by the technical expertise and horsepower of our other 16 offices and nearly 400 employees. We’re excited about this outstanding opportunity and look forward to being a great business partner to the community.”

As we continue to grow the Nashville office, we will expand the office’s geotechnical engineering, construction observation & testing services, and laboratory capabilities. We will also bring environmental consulting services in-house so that our clients will benefit from a coordinated effort and its associated cost benefits. GTA’s office will also serve as a regional hub where our staff will continue providing engineering services for projects located in southern Kentucky and Alabama.

Newly appointed GTA Vice President, Dan Terranova, P.E., will manage the new office. As the former Principal of Terra Nova with more than 30 years of professional experience, Dan has earned a solid reputation for solving geotechnical problems, and for his exceptional team management. In his new role with GTA, Dan is responsible for managing the expansion of the office, overseeing geotechnical and environmental engineering, and construction observation & testing projects, providing quality control of reports, and client development. Dan is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi. He is particularly knowledgeable of the Nashville area market and geology. Dan received his Master in Engineering (Civil Engineering) and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from University of Louisville. He is a former Board Member and President of ASCE Tennessee section’s Geotechnical Group.

For business opportunities in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama please contact Dan Terranova at:

170-D East Main Street, #124
Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
Dan Terranova, PE
(615) 509-6012