Professional engineer Thomas M. Wirth has been promoted to vice president of Geo-Technology Associates Inc., a mid-Atlantic geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting firm.
With 12 years of professional experience, Wirth specializes in geotechnical and materials engineering. He is responsible for managing quality assurance and quality control, and providing design services on a wide variety of geotechnical and construction observation and testing projects for residential, commercial, retail, industrial and governmental projects.
Wirth's design services have included the design and/or review of mechanically stabilized earth walls, modular block retaining walls, reinforced soil slopes, dam embankments, pavement design, shallow and deep foundations, the chemical modification and stabilization of soil and drainage systems for pervious pavement and foundations. His construction-related consulting experience includes deep and shallow foundation preparation, earthwork observation, earth retaining structures, pavement construction, structural concrete and structural steel and framing inspection. Additionally, he oversees the day-to-day operations in the firm's Abingdon soils and concrete testing laboratory.
Wirth has a master's degree in geotechnical engineering from University of Delaware and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute. He spent four years in the Army, including a tour in Kosovo. Wirth is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; Society of American Military Engineers; Harford County Contractor's Association; Home Builders Association of Maryland; Urban Land Institute, Baltimore; and Design and Construction Network.
Current projects Wirth is working on include: Boulevard at Box Hill retail center in Abingdon; a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Hunt Valley; a proposed medical campus in northern Maryland; and Aberdeen Proving Ground Waste Water Treatment Plant in Aberdeen. Some high-profile projects managed by Wirth include: Army Test, Evaluation and Command (ATEC) Headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground; Residence Inn at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen; and Bulle Rock residential development in Havre de Grace.
Founded in 1985, GTA offers cost-efficient and creative solutions in the planning, design and construction of commercial, industrial, residential, mining and reclamation and infrastructure projects. GTA has a staff of more than 200, with experience in nearly all areas of geotechnical and environmental consulting, drilling, construction observation and testing, and engineering. Strategically placed offices in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, North Dakota and North Carolina allow for effective coverage throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Dakotas and Carolinas.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun