Chris Busch, P.E.

Principal/Branch Manager, Geotechnical Engineer
17 Years Experience – 3 Years With Geo-Hydro
Experience Fifteen years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing, and Special Inspection.  Present duties for geotechnical engineering include project management, engineering analysis and evaluation for geotechnical design projects, report preparation and internal peer review of engineering reports.   Present duties for Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection include project management, foundation evaluations, fill placement monitoring and testing, soil stabilization recommendations, pavement evaluations, concrete testing, floor flatness testing, masonry inspection and other various construction materials testing functions. Technical areas and projects vary widely and include deep and shallow foundation design, pavement design and consultation, military, water and wastewater infrastructure projects, K-12 school developments, community college, university building projects, parking decks, failure investigations, and materials consulting.
Specialties Geotechnical Engineering, Deep Foundations, Settlement of Structures, Deep Foundation Installation Inspection, Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection
Certifications Professional Engineer – North Carolina, Commonwealth of Virginia
Education B.S.C.E., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1997
MBA, Wake Forest University, 2009
Representative Relevant Past Projects

Southeast High School and Middle School

Special Inspector and CMT Project Manager for the Southeast High School and Middle School in Guildford County, NC.  The project consisted of new construction of a classroom building, media center, gymnasium, bus drives, and detention pond.  The buildings were supported by shallow foundations bearing on a combination of residual soils, newly placed fill soils, and existing fill soils.  The buildings included a combination of structural steel and concrete masonry units.  The project was constructed during the school year with accessibility of the main schools a requirement.  The total project budget was approx. $20 million.


 Other Typical Project Experience Higher Education/Institutional
Emergency Training Facility, SHCC
NC A&M;T School Of Education Building
UNC-G Alumni House
Fire Training Facility, FTCC

K-12 Education
Northern High School
EP Pearce Middle School
Caldwell Academy
South East High and Middle School
West Forsyth High

Multi-Family Residential
Independence Park,Durham, NC

Union Cross Business Park
Wal-Mart, Winston Salem
Wal-Mart, Wilkesboro, NC
Wal-Mart, Elkin, NC
Wal-Mart, Raleigh, NC

Yadkinville RCC Dam
RA Thomas WTP, Winston-Salem
Elledge WWTP, Winston-Salem