Markets - Government & Institutional

Sussex Consortium School, Sussex County, DE

  • This $44M school on 26 acres combines a traditional pre-school with a special needs school.
  • GTA provided geotechnical engineering and construction observation and testing services for the 111,000-SF, two-story school with 46 classrooms, two gymnasiums, an indoor pool, and associated site improvements.

MICA, 100 Dolphin Street, Baltimore City, MD

  • $7.5M, award-winning Maryland Institute College of Art facility located in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Bolton Hill, surrounded by Howard Street, Mt. Royal Avenue, the MTA Light Rail, B&O Railroad, CSX Railroad Howard Street tunnel, and a cluster of buildings.
  • Geotechnical engineering for the new 5-story, 25,000-SF building planned in the approximate footprint of an existing active, 3-story academic building.
  • Construction observation and testing services during the fast-paced, 13-month demolition and construction period.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Equalization Basin, City of Monroe, NC

  • New 15-million-gallon earthen equalization basin on a 25-acre site to the west of the existing City of Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), plus 36-inch force main approximately 600 linear feet into the basin and a 24-inch return line of approximately 250 linear feet.
  • Geotechnical engineering including slope stability analysis, and construction observation and testing services.

Rehoboth City Hall, Sussex County, DE

  • Construction observation and testing services for the new $21 million complex which includes the Parking Department and Communications Department building and City Hall.
  • The approximately 50,000 SF, three-story building with basement construction entailed selective demolition of existing features while expanding the overall building footprint.
  • Parking lot construction included porous pavement construction as an integrated feature of stormwater management for the project site.

Bowie Army Reserve Center, Charles County, MD

  • 79,795-SF ARC training facility, 5,703-SF organization maintenance shop, and 5,163-SF storage building, and infrastructure, several parking lots, associated infrastructure, and SWM.
  • GTA provided geotechnical consulting services including seismic site classification.
  • GTA also provided construction observation and testing services during construction.

Chemours Discovery Hub, Newark, DE

  • New three-story, 325,000-SF research facility.
  • The project is a redevelopment of a portion of the former Chrysler manufacturing facility, now part of the University of Delaware’s Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.
  • GTA provided environmental, geotechnical, construction observation and testing services.

Laurel Elementary School, Sussex County, DE

  • 2019 ENR MidAtlantic Best Projects winner in the K-12 Education category.
  • New $35.4M, 151,958-SF elementary school which accommodates 1,200-students.
  • Geotechnical services, CPT soundings, SPT borings, infiltrometer testing, laboratory analysis.
  • Construction testing for site grading, subgrade soils and utility construction; bituminous concrete pavement; laboratory testing; and structural steel.

Wanaque Municipal Building, Wanaque, NJ

  • Subsurface exploration, geotechnical engineering, and environmental consulting services.
  • New City Hall and Police Station with two 9,000-SF floors plus a half-occupied basement (27,000 SF).
  • The facility houses administrative offices, the Municipal Court, and the Police Department.

M-NCPPC Wheaton Headquarters, Montgomery County, MD

  • Environmental & geotechnical consulting during design, and environmental services during site excavation & construction.
  • $170 million, 308,000-SF office building with a 4-story underground parking garage, 1st floor retail, 14-stories of office space, Town Square, and transit connection.
  • USGBC LEED Platinum certified.
  • A geothermal heating/cooling system was installed beneath the parking garage; this is one of the first such applications in MD.

Woodlawn Heights Public Library Addition and Renovation, Bronx, NY

  • GTA-NY worked with the New York Public Library and New York Department of Design and Construction on the proposed renovation and addition.
  • Our services included providing geotechnical design and construction recommendations for new foundation elements.
  • We provided design alternatives to address an existing retaining wall foundation which encroached the proposed footprint of the library addition.

University of Delaware, Campus Utility Plant Supply Well, Newark, DE

  • Performed exploratory drilling to evaluate the potential for locating a new UDCUP water supply well.
  • Performed a 48-hour pumping test on the existing UDCUP well to evaluate the potential for increasing the permitted well withdrawal rates.
  • GTA coordinated efforts with the City of Newark Director of Public Works and DNREC.
  • GTA prepared a Water Allocation Permit Modification for increased withdrawal based on the results of our evaluation.

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.

Dover Air Force Base, Air Traffic Control Tower Replacement, Dover, DE

  • Subsurface exploration and COT services for a new 9-level Air Traffic Control Tower.
  • Geotechnical investigation included a 120-foot-deep boring for evaluation of deep foundation options.
  • Special inspections during construction consisted of concrete testing, structural steel inspection, and evaluation of fire-proofing materials.
  • Structural steel observations during the demolition of the former Air Traffic Control Tower.

Naval Weapons Station Earle, Water Storage Tank Replacement, Monmouth County, NJ

  • COT services for the 275’ tall, 0.15 MG structure including steel driven pile installation operations; load tests; data collection including type & size of drill rig, pile hammer, rate of penetration, type & dimensions of the piles, tip depth below the ground surface; observation of reinforcing steel & observation & sampling of cast-in-place concrete for foundation; subgrade preparation; structural fill; backfill placement; utility backfill; and pavement COT services.

Charter School Revetment Wall, Bronx, NY

  • An exposed rock outcrop was located 3-5’ from the rear of the existing school. Water had infiltrated the joints in the bedrock and subsequent freeze-thaw cycles had caused the joints to open. The orientation of the joints in the bedrock had created a toppling hazard. GTA-NY evaluated the rock conditions and developed plans for a reinforced concrete revetment wall. GTA-NY then oversaw the hand excavation of the bedrock and construction of the concrete revetment wall.

APG, Littoral Warfare Environmental Test Facility, APG, MD

  • 400’ x 100’, 20’‑deep, excavated pond with a 6’ wave machine for testing amphibious vehicles for beachfront assaults at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.
  • Services included geotechnical explorations and recommendations, design of a 32’ tall reinforced earth retaining wall, and slope stability analysis for the dynamic forces imposed by underwater charges of up to 500 pounds of TNT equivalent.
  • Piezometers were installed to depths of 50’ to evaluate groundwater levels.

Woodbridge High School, Sussex County, DE

  • A new high school building and campus including a partial two-story school building with an approximate 150,000-SF footprint with a gymnasium, several outbuildings, drive lanes, parking areas, & SWM.
  • Geotechnical services included recommendations for foundation, slab & pavement support; grading; groundwater control, & utility construction.
  • Construction testing for soil, concrete, structural steel, masonry, and hot mix asphalt construction.