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.

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.

Tower, New Castle, DE

  • Performed a Phase I ESA for preparation of construction of Cellular Tower.
  • Performed a NEPA evaluation, which included the evaluation of visual and direct effects on historical properties.
  • Performed a balloon test to evaluated the proposed tower effects on historic buildings nearby.
  • Performed archeological monitoring during construction due to the presence of artifacts.

Dover Behavioral Health Center Additions, Kent County, DE

  • Subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, geotechnical engineering, and COT services for Phase I and II expansions to the behavioral center.
  • Foundation recommendations, infiltration testing for use in design of SWM facility and Best Management Practice, and pavement evaluation and recommendations.
  • Provided special inspections in accordance with IBC during construction of the expansion project.

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.

The Residences at Mid-Town Park, City of Wilmington, DE

  • Subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, geotechnical engineering, and COT services.
  • Shear wave tests and post construction dewatering recommendations for foundation and pavement design.
  • 417,000-SF, 3 levels of underground parking for 511-cars, requiring excavations of about 32 to 44 feet.
  • 5-story and a 7-story buildings connected by pedestrian bridge, retail, 198 apartment units, elevated courtyard, and resort-style swimming pool.

Natural Gas Pipeline Relocation, New Castle County, DE

  • Provided wetland delineation and permitting services for the 1.5-mile utility alignment project.
  • Coordinated with USACE, DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section and Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.
  • Obtained USACE authorization to use Nationwide Permit 12-Utility Line Activities.
  • Obtained State Subaqueous Lands authorization & coordinated with Delaware SHPO for issuance of a Cultural Resource Survey Concurrence letter.