GZA Promotes Matthew Taylor to Associate Principal

NORWOOD MA…ISSUED AUGUST, 2014… GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, announces that Matthew Taylor of Norfolk, Massachusetts has been promoted to Associate Principal, operating from the company’s Norwood office.

Taylor is a registered professional engineer in MA, RI, ME, CT and NJ has served as a consulting geotechnical engineer on an array of projects ranging from dam rehabilitation to forensic evaluations to construction administration.  With GZA for seven years, Taylor currently serves as the Technical Service Area Lead for the firm’s Dams Group.

His areas of specialization include dam and levee safety engineering, project management, seepage and slope stability analyses, subsurface investigations, development on contract drawings and specifications, environmental permitting, construction oversight and grant applications.

Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and his Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Northeastern University.  He is currently working towards a Professional Certificate in Strategic Management from the Harvard University Extension School.

Taylor is the recipient of the 2013 Ernest A. Herzog Award from the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section.

His professional activities include membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers; the Association of State Dam Safety officials; the United States Society on Dams; the Society of American Military Engineers; the Environmental Business Council; Past Chair of the Geo-Institute of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers.