Welcome

The Robert B. Balter Company is a full-service geotechnical and QA consulting firm providing geotechnical engineering, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), Special Inspections, acceptance testing, civil and materials inspection, materials laboratory testing, and subsurface exploration services to both public and private sector clients.

Through two generations of service, The Robert B. Balter Company has developed a solid reputation as one of the most experienced geotechnical engineering firms in the Mid-Atlantic region providing our expertise for the design and construction of more than 17,500 projects throughout the United States and Internationally.

We are dedicated to our client's individual needs, and offer a nucleus of talented individuals with an unwavering commitment to ensure the success of each project.

Exceptional Accreditations to Support our Engineering Services...        

  • AASHTO R-18 Standard Recommended Practice for Establishing and Implementing a Quality System for Construction Materials Testing Laboratories
  • ASTM E329 Testing and Inspection of Construction Materials
  • ASTM C1077 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates 
  • ASTM D3666 Roads and Paving Materials 
  • ASTM D3740 Soil and Rock in Design and Construction
  • ASTM C1093 Unit Masonry
  • ER 1110-1-261 US Army Corps of Engineers validations (military facilities)  
  • Construction Quality Management (CQM) (certified) for USACE & NAVFAC for Inspection and Testing of Military Facilities
  • WACEL in all building materials                             

Our personnel hold professional engineering and geology licenses, and advanced certifications including NICET, ERLPM, ACI, AHERA, MARTCP, WACEL, and other nationally recognized agencies.               

In addition, through prime contracts, The Robert B. Balter Company has coordinated and managed surveying, civil and structural engineering, specialty consultants, and program management for projects of significant magnitude.

NEWS

Unparalleled Special Inspections and Materials Laboratory Testing Credentials

The Robert B. Balter Company is among very few private sector firms nationwide to have achieved eight (8) Agency, 93 ASTM and AASHTO, and 53 USACE laboratory accreditations for earthwork, building and roadway materials.  Our laboratories include fully automated equipment that is otherwise available chiefly in research or government institutions. Committed to remain on the cutting edge of our industry standards, we are active participants as well as technical representatives and voting members of ASTM and NICET national committees: 

Balter recently expanded our materials laboratory capabilities by adding more sophisticated equipment in response to a growing demand for our accredited materials testing services. Balter now offers ASTM D790 accredited testing for CIPP.       

Very excited to announce several new project awards:   

Terminal B/C Redevelopment Program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

CM Services for the CEP Stage 1 Airfield Development Project for Philadelphia International Airport 

PM/CM for ENR Activated Sludge Plant 4 at Backriver WWTP in the City of Baltimore

A/E Task Order Design Services Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Dulles Toll Road System

The Crescent, Columbia Maryland 

CM/Inspection and Testing for WWTP ENR Upgrade for City of Frederick

GEC for Authority Facilities, Roadways and Bridges for Delaware River and Bridge Authority

Infrastructure and Environmental Assessment BOA, Contracts #461 & #462, DC Water 

Public Safety Training Facility for Montgomery County, MD

CM Contract 4E for DC Water   

Project News...

The Robert B. Balter Company is pleased that Transient Wounded Warrior Lodge and Parking Structure, National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD is now operational.    This project includes TWWL, a 135,416 SF multi-story building, and the Parking Garage, a 161,016 SF 5-level structure with space for 470 vehicles. This is a LEED Gold Design/Build project.

Balter is providing Special Inspections and Materials/Inspection Engineering for DC Water's Enhanced Nitrogen Removal Facility . This $166 million project represents that latest technology and includes seawalls, tunnels, tie-backs, jet grouting, soil nailing, and extensive excavation, shallow and foundations, geo-synthetics, and superstructures.

Balter is the Geotechnical Engineer of Record and the Special Inspections firm for Silver Spring Library in Montgomery County, MD.          

Balter is providing the materials laboratory testing for both Red Line and Purple Line MTA Subway System design contracts.                  

SPOTLIGHT

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(Pictured) MWAA Airport Improvement Program/ QA/QC,  Special Inspections and Consulting Services for Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD) Airports      

Balter is currently particpating on a wide array of exceptional projects for Federal, State, Municipal, Agency, and Privately-funded clients.