Takis Georgarakos is a Principal Engineer at GR8 GEO. He has over 15 years of experience in geotechnical design and advanced numerical modelling using FLAC, ABAQUS and PLAXIS. He has worked extensively on large infrastructure projects involving extensive site characterization, geotechnical design of foundations, earthworks and slopes, landslide stabilization and design of mitigation measures, seismic hazard assessment, site response analyses, soil-structure interaction, and liquefaction-induced hazards.
After completing his MSc in 2005 Mr. Georgarakos worked for 8 years as a researcher at the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) for numerous research projects funded by the EU and Public Organizations and his experience includes seismic isolation of structures, soil-foundation-structure interaction, evaluations of slope stability, fault rupture propagation effects through foundations and dynamic analysis of structures. He has co-authored 7 journal papers and more than 20 conference papers.
Since 2013 Mr. Georgarakos worked as an independent consultant for projects in Greece and around the world. Select projects that he has worked on include the site characterization and the preliminary earthwork design for the Istanbul New Airport, the Turkstream Pipeline Landing in Turkey, the design of landslide mitigation measures for the Pan Arab Highway in Lebanon, the assessment of the seismic performance of critical earth structures in Groningen, the Netherlands, .
He was the lead geotechnical engineer for the design of various temporary structures in the dry dock area for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge in Turkey including load-out docks, deck storage foundations, and pavements/bridges for heavy loaded SPMT carriers, the earthwork and foundation design recommendations for the Receiving Terminal of the Turkstream Offshore Pipeline in Turkey and the cut-off wall feasibility study for a dam in Georgia.