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S. Wayne Gibbs, P.E.
Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Observation & Testing Services


Nashville, TN Office
(865) 776-1306

We are pleased to announce that Wayne Gibbs, a Tennessee licensed professional engineer with 17 years of experience, has joined GTA’s Nashville office as an Associate. Prior to joining the firm, Wayne was the Geotechnical Department Manager at Intertek-PSI (formerly Professional Service Industries), in Nashville for nine years since moving to Nashville in 2010.


Wayne’s background includes geotechnical engineering and construction observation and testing services. His areas of experience include providing engineering recommendations and consulting services for shallow rock and soil supported foundations, deep foundations (drilled piers, micropiles, driven piles) intermediate foundations (rammed aggregate piers, rigid inclusions, helical anchors) shoring and near vertical rock faced excavations, groundwater solutions and management, site specific seismic studies and analysis, geotechnical drilling methods and procedures, pavement design and assessment, karst feature remediation, site optimization, soils infiltration, solutions for problem soils (high plasticity clays or phosphatic soils), soil-cement stabilization, use of geogrids for subgrade improvement, slab on grade design, pavement design, deep fills, and retaining walls.

A native of East Tennessee, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2005. He also received his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical concentration, in 2008. Wayne is a member of Urban Land Institute and American Society of Civil Engineers.

As an Associate with GTA, some of Wayne’s responsibilities include project management, geotechnical engineering, and analysis for commercial, residential, and high-rise projects throughout Tennessee; mentoring engineer and technical staff; office leadership, and client development. He is currently providing geotechnical engineering services and overseeing the expansion of GTA self-performed drilling services in the Nashville office.

His transition to the local office of GTA has added another licensed Professional Engineer and expanded the local office capabilities for geotechnical and drilling services.  Wayne is excited to apply his skills and experience to this new position as GTA is poised to become a leader in the regional Consulting Engineering market.