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GEC Testimonials

GEC Testimonials

Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) Administrative Building (2007)

"It is important as the Owner on a project to work with professionals I can respect and count on to keep my best interests at hand. That includes being sensitive to budgets, timelines and risk management. I have noticed that the experience, skills and technical resources of geotechnical firms are never identical. I value GEC as a team member that OUC can rely on for their problem-solving expertise."

Doug Spencer
Vice President of Consumer Connection, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)

The Plaza (2007)

"GEC was selected as a member of our project team for the Plaza because of their in depth local knowledge of the downtown project site and the surrounding areas as well as their reputation and expertise in both the geotechnical and environmental fields. As the largest single redevelopment project ever in the City's central core, we assembled the A-team: GEC was at the top of our list!"

Tim Baker
Principal, Baker Barrios Architects

University of Central Florida (UCF) Convocation Center (2007)

"As the local representative for the private development company of the new UCF Convocation Center project, we were breaking new ground, so to speak. This exciting project included partnering with UCF to develop the new Convocation Center, the addition of a new 10,000 seat Arena, retail and campus housing and the renovation of the old UCF Arena. As the Developer providing this facility to the University of Central Florida, we faced front and center the importance of meeting cost and schedule estimates without overrun or delay. Having Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants, Inc.(GEC) serve as our geotechnical engineer for the project was a good choice. They worked well with our design team, led by HOK, and ensured that we worked together to achieved cost efficient foundations."

John P. McGowan
Project Executive, KUD

I-4 Downtown Bridges (2007)

"The design of the Interstate 4 Ultimate Bridges in Downtown Orlando was a complex and challenging assignment for the URS team. The presence of contamination and the urban environment required unique geotechnical analysis and foundation design solutions. Our Geotechnical Engineer, GEC, excelled in addressing the issues of contamination, noise and vibrations in their evaluation of foundation alternatives. They went the extra mile by designing and implementing a pilot test to model the impact of pile installation on underground contamination. I can wholeheartedly recommend GEC to handle complex geotechnical issues in a thoughtful and highly responsive manner."

Steve Noppinger, P.E.
Orlando Office Manager, URS

Orlando International Airport, Airside 2 Terminal (2000)

"I was HOK's Aviation Co-Leader and Principal in Charge when we designed the Orlando International Airport's Airside 2, which at the time was the signature terminal for Delta Air Lines. Since we intended to employ concentrated loads for the long span envisioned, we needed to ensure we had the right Orlando geotechnical engineering firm on board. We wanted a firm that we knew would not just provide us with easy answers, but would work with us to ensure we had the most cost effective and appropriate foundation system to support this large, high profile benchmark structure. We knew from having worked with GEC over many years that we could count on them to meet our schedule and be a valued team member. I highly recommend GEC for your project."

Al Michejda, AIA
National Director for Aviation Architecture
HNTB Architects(Formerly, HOK Director of Aviation)

Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit

“We have always appreciated the detailed investigations, quick turnaround, and quality reports provided by GEC. We are currently working with GEC on the Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit (CFCRT) project, which is upgrading 61 miles of CSXT rail A-line from DeLand to Poinciana Industrial Park for CFCRT commuter services. GEC has routinely provide information to Earth Tech in a timely manner and has effectively adapted to the many changes this project has experienced. I have found their staff to be professional, diligent, and flexible in accomplishing their duties.”

George Gault
Project Engineer, AECOM

Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA); John Land Apopka Expressway

“GEC served as an environmental consultant to DRMP on behalf of our client, the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA), for environmental assessment of multiple parcels and holdings associated with the planned design and construction of the John Land Apopka Expressway project. GEC’s scope of services included Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments to verify the presence of soil and/or groundwater contamination onsite that could result in project implications associated with construction. GEC performed in a responsive and professional manner meeting budget and deadline.”

Greg Smith, P.E.
Vice Present, DRMP

Orlando International Airport Airsides One and Three Expansion

“Our firm has worked with GEC on numerous, diverse projects in Central Florida for more than ten years. We have always appreciated their detailed reports, consistently quick turnaround, and willingness to resolve issues and overcome challenges. Most recently, GEC was on our team for the Orlando International Airport Airsides One and Three Expansion project. GEC employed ground penetrating radar (GPR) to expedite issues related to buried utilities, a critical step in identifying and helping the Design Team formulate successful design solutions for utility vaults.”

C.T. Hsu, FAIA, LEED AP
President, C.T. Hsu

 

 

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