Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Richter

Senior partner


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 2000 GuD Planungsgesellschaft für Ingenieurbau mbH
Partner and managing director
since 1995 GuD Ingenieurbüro für Spezialtiefbau GmbH
Partner and managing director
since 1980 GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik Consult GmbH
Partner and managing director, since 2015 senior partner
since 1988 ISU Ingenieurbüro für Schwingungsuntersuchung GmbH in Berlin
Managing director
2007 – 2014 GuD Consult mbH
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
  • 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
  • Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Department 05 - Foundation Engineering, Geotechnics at DIN e. V.
  • Chairman 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
  • Chairman of the Committee for Soil Calculation Methods at DIN
  • Subcommittees of the NA-Bau Building Ground Calculation Method at DIN (DIN 4019 - Settlement Calculations, DIN 4084 - Slope Fracture, DIN 4085 - Earth Pressure, EWB - Recommendation - Interaction of Building Ground / Building Structure for Flat Foundations)
  • Member in the committee "Pile-raft foundations" at the German Institute for Building Technologies in Berlin

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)