Tru by Hilton, Sussex County, DE

  • GTA provided subsurface exploration, geotechnical engineering, and construction observation and testing services including earthwork, foundations, slabs, and structural steel for the four-story, 44,000-SF, 90-room Tru by Hilton hotel with pool and fitness center, and a 7,200-SF, one-level retail building anchored by Starbuck.

Dogfish Head Brewery, Sussex County, DE

  • GTA provided subsurface exploration, geotechnical engineering, laboratory testing, and construction observation and testing (COT) services for Dogfish Head Brewery’s Bay 7 project.
  • The project involved removal of an existing 4-inch thick slab and replacing it with 24-inch-thick reinforced concrete pads which would be used to support the weight of 20, 70-foot-tall tanks within an existing warehouse.
  • Also provided COT services for a chiller addition and expansion of their wastewater treatment plant.

The Uplands Retaining Walls, Prince George’s County, MD

  • Subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, geotechnical analysis, retaining wall design, and construction observation and testing services for the Uplands’ site at National Harbor.
  • Designed a two-tier and a three-tier gravity retaining wall. The lowest tier’s maximum height is 16 feet high. The middle tier has a maximum height of 10 feet. The upper tier has a maximum height of 6 feet high.

Ronald McDonald House, Baltimore City, MD

  • Environmental services, subsurface exploration, and installation of borehole inclinometers for the new six-story, 60,000-SF Ronald McDonald House structure in Historic Jonestown
  • Provided recommendations for construction of the two-story, below-grade garage which would be in close proximity to historic buildings, originally constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Construction observation and testing services
  • Named Best in Real Estate by Baltimore Business Journal. Received Award of Excellence by MBIA, LDC and NAIOP, MD Best Community Impact

The Highlands, Arlington County, VA

  • Part of the West Rosslyn Area Plan Study (WRAPS), a County-driven and community-involved redevelopment opportunity.
  • Geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and COT services for the 1,200,000-SF above grade complex with three high-rise towers containing upscale condominium and luxury apartment communities, and ground floor retail. The complex also includes four levels of below grade parking for approximately 1,050 cars.

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.

Ripken Experience, 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.

Bay Forest Club, Sussex County, DE

  • Geotechnical engineering, wetland delineation and permitting, and COT services for the 407-acre Residential Planned Community.
  • This 913-unit community focuses on environmental protection and enhancement, and was design to preserve over 139 acres (36%) of open space with 90 acres (50%) of the existing forest remaining for trails and passive open space.

The Residences at Bulle Rock, Harford County, MD

  • Geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and COT services for the 977-acre residential development.
  • Services include testing for mass grading, SWM facilities, subsurface utilities, and monitoring lot fill treated with soil cement.
  • Inspections of cast-in place concrete, foundations, reinforcing steel as well as structural steel inspections for clubhouse building & water tower.
  • Observations for construction of a bottomless arch bridge, and construction of a reinforced soil slope and modular block retaining wall.
  • Named HBA of MD, LDC, Project of the Year.

Carrier Clinic Expansion, Belle Mead, NJ

  • Geotechnical engineering, construction observation and testing, and special inspection services.
  • One-story, 23,500-SF, 40-bed patient addition; 8,500-SF addition; 207-SF lounge addition; 280-SF vestibule addition; and site improvements including a SWM basin, a new paved entry circle, and parking areas.
  • Fills ranging up to 3 feet above the existing surface grades were required to achieve the planned floor slab subgrade levels.