GTA Opens Its Second Office in North Carolina

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Craig T. Rodano
Vice President
(984) 200-2104

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Shawn Sullivan, P.E.
(984) 200-2104


GTA Associates, Inc. (GTA) is pleased to announce the opening of its Raleigh, North Carolina office at 5605 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 112, Raleigh, NC 27607.

GTA has had a presence in North Carolina since the opening of its Charlotte office in 2006. Craig T. Rodano is Principal-In-Charge of both North Carolina offices, and Shawn Sullivan, P.E., is a geotechnical engineer and office manager for GTA’s Raleigh office.

Craig, a Professional Geologist, became a Vice President with GTA in 1998. He has 27 years of experience in geotechnical explorations, hydrogeologic investigations, subsurface and geologic studies, wastewater disposal evaluations, environmental contamination studies, and construction monitoring and materials testing for sites located in North and South Carolina and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His responsibilities include quality assurance, directing the Engineering Divisions at GTA’s branch offices, and providing technical assistance during construction of a wide array of institutional, commercial, and residential projects.

Craig specializes in preparing design and/or design recommendations for shallow foundations, deep foundations, lateral earth pressures and retaining walls, slope stability, rigid and flexible pavements, stormwater management structures, earthwork and other geotechnical and construction related tasks. He received his bachelor of science in geology from Millersville University, and is a member of the following professional and industry organizations: Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists; GBA; International Council of Shopping Centers; National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; Urban Land Institute; National Association of Home Builders; and Building Congress & Exchange.

W. Shawn Sullivan, P.E., has joined GTA as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Construction Observation and Testing (COT) Project Manager. He will also be responsible for client development and office management. Shawn has 11 years of experience providing geotechnical engineering, and managing subsuface exploration and COT projects for commercial and industrial facilities, low- and high-rise buildings, and single and multi-family residential buildings. His experience also includes performing limited Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Property Condition Assessments.

Shawn is a North Carolina registered professional engineer, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Geo Institute, Mecklenburg County Land Development Council, and Society of Marketing Professional Services. He graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a minor in mathematics. Shawn is on track to receive a master of science degree in geotechnical engineering from the University at the end of this year.

GTA has been working throughout the Raleigh area for the past several years and has provided services for numerous residential, commercial, and industrial structures.

Services provided out of the Raleigh office include: Geotechnical and environmental engineering and consulting, as well as construction observation and testing services. GTA plans to grow its Raleigh office quickly and add to its professional staff over the next several months.