Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Richter

Senior consultant


Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Ing.

Core competencies

  • Subsoil surveys and foundation consulting
  • subsoil investigations
  • Object and structural design of geotechnical structures (excavation pits, tunnels, dams, etc.)
  • building dynamics, soil dynamics, protection against vibration
  • earthquake engineering
  • Technical supervision Special civil engineering works
  • Expert witness groundwater

Professional experience

Since 2015 GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik Consult GmbH
Senior partner
Since 2015 GuD Consult GmbH
Senior partner
1980 - 2014 GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik Consult GmbH
Partner and managing director
2007 – 2014 GuD Consult GmbH
Partner and managing director
2000 - 2011 GuD Planungsgesellschaft für Ingenieurbau mbH
Partner and managing director
1995 - 2007 GuD Ingenieurbüro für Spezialtiefbau GmbH
Partner and managing director
2002 – 2005 Büro IGU Ingenieurgesellschaft für Geotechnik und Umweltmanagement Prof. Dr.-Ing. Salomo + Partner mbH
Managing director
2001 – 2007 BBIG Berlin Brandenburger Institut für Geotechnik GmbH (ehem. Büro für Grundbau und Bodenmechanik Dr. Karstedt + Dr. Elmiger GmbH )
Managing director
1986 – 1996   Ingenieurbüro IGU Ingenieurbüro für Umweltgeologie in Uelzen
Managing director
1980 – 1983 Schälerbau-Berlin GmbH
Managing director
1978 Technische Universität Berlin
Doctorate in Dr.-Ing.
1973 – 1978 Institut für Grundbau und Bodenmechanik an der Technischen Universität Berlin
Research assistant
1973 Abschluss als Dipl.-Ing., Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)
Civil engineering studies, specialisation: foundation engineering and soil mechanics

Expert opinions

  • Certified Specialist, listed according to DIN 1054 at the German Institute for Building Techologies in Berlin until 2016
  • Certified expert witness for foundations, drainage, vibrations in soils at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Berlin

Memberships, Association activities

  • Member of the board of directors of the German Geotechnical Society (DGGT) from 2004 - 2016
  • German Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics e. V. (DGEB)
  • Baukammer Berlin as consulting engineer
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Department 05 - Foundation Engineering, Geotechnics at DIN e. V.
  • Member of the code committee NA 005-05-04 at the DIN-Institute (responsible for all calculations in soil mechanics and foundation engineering)
  • Standards Committee "Wind Turbines" DIN 18088
  • Committee PracticeRulesBuilding PRB
  • Subcommittee AK 1.5 and AK 2.1 Piles, Subject: Cyclics
  • Expert round at the BSH - supplement to the standard design, topic: cyclic loading
  • Chairman of the joint pile, slab and pile group foundations subcommittee of the NA Construction Committees Calculation methods and piles

Teaching activity

  • 2005 appointetd Professorship at the Technical University of Berlin in the field "Geotechnial major projects in design and realization"
  • 1999 Offer of the chair of Foundation Engineering and Soil mechanics at the TU München (offer not accepted)
  • Offer of the chair of Geotechnics at the RWTH Aachen (offer not accepted)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Richter