Atwater Village, Chester County, PA

  • Geotechnical and environmental consulting and COT services for the 147-acre mixed-use development with 549 single, twin, and townhomes, nine apartment buildings, a daycare facility, and four commercial pad sites.
  • Saved the client an estimated cost of over $2,000,000.

LVHN – Specialty Care Pavilion, Northampton County, PA

  • COT services for a four-story, 161,000-SF Specialty Care Pavilion which includes obstetrics and newborn services, a center for patient rehabilitation, lobby space for a new gift shop, café, a children’s play center, and an outdoor courtyard.
  • Services included compaction testing of structural fills, footing subgrade evaluation, foundation and slab concrete testing, structural steel, masonry, fireproofing, and asphalt observations.
  • Also performed weekly site visits to observe and document the progress of the interior fit out.

Hanover Ridge Trade Center, Luzerne County, PA

  • 175-acre reclaimed mining site redevelopment to include several warehouses totaling 2,000,000+ SF.
  • Subsurface explorations, laboratory testing, geophysical (ERI & EM) surveys, and geotechnical evaluation, and COT services.
  • 32 test pits, 50 site wide SPT test borings, and several deep borings.
  • GTA’s recommendations included dynamic compaction (over 2 million SF) and shallow foundations, deep surface compaction, and slope reconstruction.

Marcellus Shale, FDR Design, PA & WV

  • Provided design for upgrade and/or reconstruction of approximately 57 different paved and unpaved state, county, and municipal owned public roadways in Pennsylvania that were damaged by Marcellus/Utica Shale related drilling traffic.
  • Provided design for seven dirt and gravel roads, totaling 27 miles, through the Allegheny National Forest that will be subjected to heavy traffic from oil and gas drilling.

Lancaster Newspaper Parking Structure, Lancaster, PA

  • Provided geotechnical services for the construction of a six-level precast concrete parking structure.
  • Designed a permanent shoring system that would also function as a permanent pressure relief wall which included a soldier pile wall with shotcrete lagging and a soil nail wall with shotcrete facing.
  • Designed the micropile system to support the proposed garage footings on the underlying limestone bedrock.

Cured Meat Facility, Freeland, PA

  • Provided value engineering services for the foundation design of a heavily loaded concrete building that is used to process and cure specialty meats.
  • Evaluated various foundation support methods and ultimately aided in the selection of rammed aggregate piers to improve extensive unsuitable soil conditions below one half of the building.
  • Provided construction observation and testing services during installation of the piers and construction of the building.

Arm & Hammer Facility, York County, PA

  • Provided geotechnical consultation, value engineering, and construction testing services for construction of a 1,100,000-sf manufacturing and warehouse facility.
  • Prepared mix designs using lime to stabilize the clayey soils that were used as building pad fill.
  • Recommended the use of full depth reclamation (FDR) for the one-half mile long entrance access roadway.
  • COT services – structural fill, utilities, concrete, foundations, slabs, masonry, structural steel, & pavements.

Confidential Manufacturing Campus, Lancaster County, PA

  • Geotechnical explorations and recommendations were performed for six different building projects, with buildings that ranged in size up to a four-story, 360,000-SF building.
  • Designed specialty foundation and shoring systems, such as micropiles, compaction grouting, soil nails, and soldier pile walls.
  • Used geophysical analyses, including ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, and terrain conductivity, to identify sinkholes and caverns.

Three City Center, Allentown, Lehigh County, PA

  • Provided geotechnical services to facilitate the design and construction of the 166,000-SF, seven-story office/retail building in downtown Allentown.
  • GTA was able to provide significant cost-savings through the use of a limited foundation over-excavation/replacement scheme combined with deeper soil improvement/void stabilization through the use of compaction grouting techniques.