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.

Yard 56, Baltimore City, MD

  • Geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and construction observation and testing services for the 20-acre, award-winning mixed-use redevelopment of the former PEMCO Industrial manufacturing plant to include retail, office, and residential facilities.
  • GTA worked to develop foundation and earthwork recommendations for structures supported in the native clayey soils, and an up to 40-foot-deep industrial landfill along the western portion of the property.
  • Named “Best in Real Estate” by Baltimore Business Journal.

Ripken Center, 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.

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’s Special Inspection Program.

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.