Antonia Makra is a Senior Engineer at GR8 GEO. She has over 10 years of experience specializing in geotechnical engineering, site characterisation and soil dynamics. She has worked extensively in the site characterisation and foundation design works for large infrastructure projects.
In 2013 she completed her Master’s Thesis in Delft University on the “Evaluation of the UBC3D-PLM constitutive model for prediction of earthquake induced liquefaction in embankment dams.” in collaboration with Plaxis BV. She previously worked as a field engineer in the construction of an earth dam in northern Greece where she supervised grouting and instrumentation works.
From 2013 to 2019 she worked as a project engineer in Fugro’s Istanbul office where she was involved in various projects including site characterization, foundation design, site response analyses, evaluation of soil-foundation-structure interaction, and liquefaction.
Select projects she has worked on include the site characterisation and foundation design works for the SOCAR Oil Gas and Petrochemical Complex Project in Azerbaijan, the preliminary earthworks design of the Istanbul New Airport in Turkey, the earthquake studies for the Hazira LNG Terminal in India and the foundation design and dynamic soil structure interaction studies for the Majnoon FCP Gas Project in Iraq.
She was the lead geotechnical engineer in the data integration and site characterisation works for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, the Turkstream Pipeline Landfall FEED Project and the temporary structures in the dry dock area for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge in Turkey. She also lead pile drivability analyses for several projects including assessments of installation induced fatigue.