Market - Leisure & Hospitality

Iron Peak Sports and Events, Somerset, NJ

  • New 200,000-SF indoor multi-sport training, recreation, events and entertainment center.
  • GTA provided construction observation and testing services.

Avocet Tower, Montgomery County, MD

  • GTA provided geotechnical and environmental consulting services.
  • 22-story, 520,000-GSF mixed-use building with 220-key AC Hotel by Marriott, 370,000-SF office tower, and 2-story underground parking garage.

Plantation Lakes, Sussex County, DE

  • Geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, wetland delineation, hydrogeologic services, and construction observation and testing services for the 664-acre, 2,510-unit Residential Planned Community (RPC), 18-hole Championship Golf Course, and 22,000-SF award-winning clubhouse

Ripken Center, Stadium, and Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott, Aberdeen, MD

  • Geotechnical engineering and COT services for the 155,000-SF, seven-story hotel, founded on 394 vibro-piers. Building design imitates the “Warehouse” building at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
  • Geotechnical engineering for the 44-acre summer camp including recommendations for foundations, slabs, retaining walls, pavements, and a stormwater management facility.
  • Geotechnical engineering and COT services for the 6,300-seat Ripken Stadium, including the use of lime-stabilization of parking and drive areas for pavement support.

Sweet Air Park, Baltimore County, MD

  • COT services during the development of the 30.6-acre park including pavilions, picnic areas, athletic fields, restrooms, a walking trail, parking lot, and Maryland State Highway Administration improvements.
  • Observation and testing for stormwater management facilities, grading, topsoil, road fills, pavement sections, and concrete work.
  • Laboratory testing of the soils, concrete, and asphalt materials used during construction.

Sportika, Manalapan Township, Monmouth County, NJ

  • Performed a supplemental exploration to evaluate the extent of fill material across the location of the proposed sports complex, including excavation of shallow test pits and Dilatometer Tests (DMT).
  • Geotechnical report summarizing results & recommendations for design & construction of proposed foundations & site improvements.
  • COT services for the 170,000 SF of building with 90,000-SF indoor turf field & 7 basketball courts on 2 levels, and associated infrastructure.

Big Chill Beach Club, Sussex County, DE

  • Public/private joint venture between DNREC and La Vida Hospitality Group.
  • 200-seat oceanfront restaurant and event facility located at Delaware Seashore State Park.
  • Geotechnical engineering; electronic Cone Penetration Test (CPT) soundings extending upwards to 100 feet deep; COT services including Class B timber and 12×12-inch concrete pile installation, vibration monitoring during pile installation, and site visits and reports for bank draws.

SpringHill Suites Uptown Hotel, Charlotte, NC

  • GTA Associates, Inc. provided geotechnical engineering and construction observation and testing services for this 16-story, 195-key hotel.

Shoreline Restoration at Sunset Island, Ocean City, MD

  • GTA provided construction observation, material testing, and annual monitoring services for this “Living Shoreline” restoration project including marsh plantings, sills, groins and jetties at Ocean City’s Sunset Island.
  • In addition to the removal of a rubble-filled shoreline, mitigation measures included the complete removal of invasive common reed (Phragmites australis).

Horseshoe Casino, Baltimore City, MD

  • Geophysical testing, geotechnical and environmental consulting for new two-story 140,000-SF casino and associated seven-level, 3,500-car, above grade parking garage.
  • Relatively deep layer of fills and soft clayey soils required use of deep foundations. Subsurface explorations were in excess of 90 feet, where rock cores were obtained.
  • Observed & evaluated several static & dynamic load tests on CFAs to develop installation criteria and allowable loads for CFAs of different diameters.