GZA's size and organizational structure provides highly responsive engineering services in a variety of technical service and geographic areas.  Our strong technical depth, 50+ years of experience and dedicated staff have resulted in a trust and reliability that our clients depend on for their most challenging projects.  

Federal, state and municipal agencies seek multidisciplinary engineering and scientific strategies from firms with the depth to address their needs, the knowledge to navigate complex regulatory and permitting environments, and the local familiarity to understand unique stakeholder issues.  GZA is a proven partner on government projects whose sound counsel balances objectives while managing realistic limitations.

With a practical approach to all projects and the ability to address multiple disciplines from within the same contract, GZA responds to transportation, infrastructure, engineering, environmental, ecological, and water-related issues from its company-wide stable of resources that spans numerous disciplines and offices throughout the United States. This up-front value mitigates schedule delays and cost overruns, which helps maintain positive profiles in sensitive public forums. Whether directly for government agencies or on a team with other engineers and architects, GZA has the demonstrated quality, trust and diversity of work to accomplish the goals of government projects in numerous environments.

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Federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA and U.S. EPA
State agencies, including Departments of Transportation, Utility Authorities and Port Authorities
+250 local municipalities
Federal

In addition to experience as prime contractor on multiple Federal IDIQ contracts, GZA focuses on teaming with large and small disadvantaged AE firms and contractors to meet the expansive and complex requirements of federal contracts.

Our staff engineers and scientists allow us to supplement our partners' needs with qualified “boots on the ground” and specialized experienced experts. GZA’s ability to work from multiple offices seamlessly as one company is easily extended to a project or contract team consisting of multiple partners.

Expertise
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental Investigation and Remediation
  • Dam and Levee Engineering
  • Permitting and Ecological Services
     
State

GZA provides geotechnical, ecological, environmental, water, and construction management services to state governments, assisting them with their unique stakeholder challenges. 

Since the 1960’s GZA has assisted state agencies in protecting and developing water supplies; environmental resources; roads and highways; parks, historic and recreational facilities; solid and hazardous waste facilities; university systems; and other state-owned properties.

We have a long history of serving state offices of dam safety, including in Massachusetts, where we have been the consultant of choice for high hazard emergency response, dam safety inspections and rehabilitation design and construction for over 40 years. Our work for state DOTs includes geotechnical investigation and design, hazardous waste management and ecological assessment, permitting and design.

Expertise
  • Geotechnical Investigation, Design and Instrumentation
  • Soil and Rock Slope Analysis and Stabilization
  • Tunneling and Underground Construction
  • Environmental Investigation, Remediation and Compliance
  • Hazardous Materials Management & Demolition
  • Dams and Levee Engineering
  • Marine and Waterfront Engineering
  • Natural Hazard Mitigation and Resilience
  • Permitting and Ecological Services
     
Municipal

GZA has a long history of helping municipal clients, from mega cities to small towns with their environmental, geotechnical and water needs. 

For decades, GZA has provided dam engineering services for the Cities of New York, Boston and Hartford, to name a few, as well as hundreds of smaller cities and towns. More recently, we have expanded our municipal practice to include construction management, ecological services, and managing the risks associated with natural disasters and climate change. For all of our disciplines, we assist our clients in identifying funding mechanisms and securing grants, and developing cost-effective designs that minimize risk and schedule impacts, permitting and bid and construction phase services.

Expertise
  • Geotechnical Investigation, Design and Instrumentation
  • Environmental Investigation, Remediation and Compliance
  • Dams and Levee Engineering
  • Marine and Waterfront Engineering
  • Natural Hazard Mitigation and Resilience
  • Living Shorelines and Nature-Based Solutions
  • Construction Management
  • Permitting and Ecological Services
  • Solid Waste Design and Management
  • Geospatial Information Management and Solutions
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