October 2014


Ed Garbin, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE

Born in Kingsville, Texas and raised in Williamstown, New Jersey, I come from a family of builders, architects, and engineers. I’ve been involved with construction for most of my life, and have amassed over three decades of diverse experience in commercial and residential construction, civil-geotechnical engineering, and academia. I am the President and Founder of Garbin GeoStructural Group, LLC, offering subject matter expertise in civil/geo-structural engineering and construction, as well as continuing education for engineers and architects.

In 1988 and 1989 I briefly studied architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thereafter I attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, earning degrees in Structural Engineering (B.S.) and Geotechnical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.). While at USF, I taught courses in both structural and geotechnical engineering, and remained an Adjunct Professor until 2007.

For several years I worked for Applied Foundation Testing in Tampa, specializing in instrumentation and verification testing of shallow and deep foundation systems. Next, I profitably managed the Geotechnical Engineering and Drilling departments of Universal Engineering Sciences’ Tampa branch. In 2007, I joined Hayward Baker as their Southern Region’s Chief Engineer, responsible for specialty geotechnical and geo-structural projects in the Southeastern U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America. I left Hayward Baker at the end of 2014 to join Earth Tech, where I served as Vice President of Engineering for nearly three years.

I am a Licensed Professional Engineer in four states in addition to maintaining my status as a Board-certified Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering through ASCE’s Academy of Geo-Professionals. My areas of technical expertise include heavy civil engineering and construction, geo-structural instrumentation and data acquisition, ground improvement, earth retention, and deep foundation systems.