Robert Dykstra, P.E., Named Vice President

Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Dykstra, P.E., to Vice President.

Rob Dykstra is Vice President responsible for work performed out of GTA’s New York Metropolitan office, which he opened in 2014. Rob is a New Jersey and New York licensed geotechnical engineer, with 27 years of experience, who specializes in providing value-based geotechnical solutions to problematic soils and construction challenges.

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Got Dirt? (Soil Import/Export)

Originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of Dimensions, New Jersey Builders Association’s (NJBA’s) quarterly magazine, GTA’s Richard Lake, LSRP, author, explains the when, why, and how of evaluating the environmental quality of soil that may be imported or exported in New Jersey.

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Managing Risk of Slope Instability for Marlboro and Potomac Clays

Originally published in Maryland Building Industry Association’s (MBIA’s) Build Maryland, Sept/Oct 2016 magazine, GTA’s Andy McKeen, P.E., author, defines the parameters of a stable slope, provides insight on soil strength and its effect on stability, and presents general rules of thumb and guidance for limiting impacts of the Marlboro and Potomac formations on proposed slopes.

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Robert Howard, E.I.T., Promoted to Associate

We are pleased to announce that Robert Howard, E.I.T., has been promoted to the position of Associate in our Quakertown, Pennsylvania office.

With 27 years of experience, Rob’s responsibilities include management of construction observation and material testing services (COTS) performed by the office, overseeing the quality assurance and quality control …

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Since May 2015, when GTA hired Mike Whiteman as the Director of Safety, our EMR (Experience Modification Rate) has dropped below 1.00, and our OSHA Total Incident Recordable Rate has been lowered by 0.14.

One of the newest initiatives Mike has developed for GTA, which is sure to lower these rates even further, involves our “Near Miss Program.” Continue reading

GTA Opens Its Second Office in North Carolina

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.

5605 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 112, Raleigh, NC 27607

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Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. Turns 30

August marks the 30th anniversary of business for Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA). GTA took root in a small office in Bel Air, MD under the leadership of John Wirth, PE. Originally founded as a local Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Observation and Testing firm, John and the leaders who followed him recognized that growth and diversity were necessary ingredients for GTA to persevere through economic setbacks and to thrive in the upturns. Since 1985, GTA has grown its service areas to include…

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