Principio Business Park & Warehouses, Cecil County, MD

  • GTA provided geotechnical engineering and natural resource planning services in conjunction with the comprehensive master land use plan for large warehouse/distribution (up to 1,500,000 SF in size) and office uses at the 1,000-acre property with rail access and close proximity to I-95.
  • Also provided geotechnical explorations and recommendations, natural resources planning, environmental consulting, & COT services for several parcels at the business park.

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.

Wheaton Triangle Office Building, Montgomery County, MD

  • Environmental & geotechnical consulting during design, and environmental services during site excavation & construction.
  • $170 million, 489,714-SF office building with a 4-story underground parking garage, 1st floor retail, 14-stories of office space, Town Square, and transit connection.
  • New headquarters of M-NCPPC.
  • A geothermal heating/cooling system will be located beneath the parking garage, one of the first such applications in MD.

Creekside Village, Anne Arundel County, MD

  • Geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, COT services for the 161-acre community with 820 single-family homes and townhome lots, 208 apartment units within six buildings, two clubhouses, & two swimming pools.
  • Named “Community of the Year,” by MBIA Land Development Council.
  • Received the “Excellence in Construction Award, New Project Over $10 Million,” from Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

6410 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA

  • Geotechnical engineering, retaining wall design, environmental consulting, & COT services for 2 stories of below-grade parking, & 5 stories above-grade w/ apartments, retail, & townhouses.
  • Obstacles included adjacent parking garage w/ uncertain foundation conditions, adjacent below grade parking garage which could not receive additional lateral loading, existing fill and loose, wet soil conditions.
  • COT for this project fell under the stringent guidelines of Fairfax County‚Äôs Special Inspection Program.

Point Street Apartments, Baltimore City, MD

  • Geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and COT services for the 270,000-SF, 17-story apartment building with a one-level, 40,000-SF below grade parking garage, and 18,000 SF of retail space on the first floor.
  • The foundations for the project include over 300 driven, environmental concentric closed-end steel pipe piles filled with concrete.

H & S Bakery, Distribution Center at Hollander Ridge, Baltimore City, MD

  • New 28,000-SF Baltimore City Green Standard (LEED Silver equivalent) warehouse and distribution facility, plus a separate 6,400-SF truck maintenance facility designed to accept propane and gasoline powered vehicles.
  • Services include subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, geotechnical engineering, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, and construction observation and testing services.

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.

Ballard Green, Baltimore County, MD

  • The development plan for the 105-acre, 521-home mixed-use community called for depths of fill up to 12-18 feet over portions of existing gas pipelines.
  • The gas company required detailed evaluation to ensure that the fill loads would not impact the pipelines.
  • DMT soundings were used to estimate the soil stiffness and resulting settlement beneath each pipeline.
  • GTA was able to more accurately estimate soil settlements resulting in a less conservative analysis.