John Moscati Joins GTA as an Associate

We are pleased to announce the addition of John P. Moscati as Associate of GTA Associates, Inc.’s (GTA) Charlotte, North Carolina office. With over 14 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, John is responsible for managing construction observation and material testing services, as well as developing new clients and project opportunities in the Carolinas.

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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