Construction Institute Boston Chapter/Construction
VOLUME 45 | ISSUE 7| March 2021

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by the Younger Member Group
April 6, 2021

Sponsored by the Engineering Management Group
April 7, 2021

Sponsored by the Utility and Surveying Institute Boston Chapter
April 8, 2021

Sponsored by the Program Committee
April 15, 2021

Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 

Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Thursday, April 29, 2021 

Sponsored by the Program Committee
May 18, 2021 – May 20, 2021

Letter From the Editor
An update from Katie Swanson
It’s construction month at BSCESNews. Read the Letter from the Editor for a summary of what to expect in this month’s issue, plus an announcement for a socially-distanced activity for BSCES members. ... Read more

President's Report
An update from Bruce Jacobs
Only three months out to the Annual BSCES Awards Celebration. I have seen the phenomenal award nominations coming in. Thank you to everybody that took the time to nominate someone. I am also excited to hear our two fantastic keynote speakers, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind and Stephen Pike, CEO of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. This is going to be an unforgettable event. ... Read more

Photo Contest
Share Your Photos of Civil Engineering Landmarks!
Are you passionate about civil engineering history and looking for a socially-distant outdoor activity to do this Spring? We encourage you to get outside, learn about the ASCE historic civil engineering landmarks, and enter in our photo contest! ... Read more
Featured Projects
Historic New England Infrastructure: Mosely Wrought Iron Bridge
Located on the campus of Merrimack College in North Andover, the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge, also known as the Upper Pacific Mills Bridge, is the oldest iron bridge in Massachusetts and one of the oldest iron bridges in the U.S. ... Read more
Member Profile
Member Profile: Richard Vogel
Professor Rich Vogel’s advice for young engineers: follow their passion and take a course in probability. Read his profile to learn more about his distinguished career and contributions to the field of stochastic hydrology. ... Read More
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Get Involved
BSCES Civil Engineering Practice Journal Needs Your Help
Social distancing? Stuck at home? Go clean out the garage or better yet, write an article for the reborn BSCES Civil Engineering Practice journal. ... Read More
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2020 - 2021 Society Sponsors
BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board
Chair: Kathryn Swanson, PE
Vice Chair: Michael Sullivan, PE
Todd M. Clark, PE
Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE
Susannah Davis EIT
Jessica DeBellis, PE
Sean Horan, EIT
Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, PE
Richard F. Keenan
David M. Manugian, PE
Angus J. O’Leary, PE

2020 - 2021 BSCES Board of Government
President: Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, PE
President-Elect: Shallan C. Fitzgerald, PE
Secretary: Todd M. Clark, PE
Treasurer: Gregory L. Mirliss
Assistant Treasurer: Anthony M. Richardson, PE
Senior Vice Presidents: Ronald K. Burns, PE, LSP; Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Vice Presidents: Christopher P. Hersey; Kathryn Swanson, PE
Past President: Richard D. Maher, PE
Western MA Branch Vice President: Vacant
Institute Chapter & Technical Group Chairs
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute Boston Chapter: Daniel W. O'Connor, PE
Construction Institute Boston Chapter: Artur Lebedev, EIT
Engineering Management Group: Lee M. Koska, EIT
Environmental & Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter: Denise N. Prussen, EIT
Geo-Institute Boston Chapter: Michael T. Flynn, PE
Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter: Scott R. Bruso, PE
Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter: Tyler de Ruiter, PE
Younger Member Group: Mark Ruberti, PE
2020–2021 BSCES Program Sponsors
Alfred Benesch & Company | BETA Group | BSC Group | CDM Smith | Childs Engineering
Cianbro Corporation | Collins Engineers, Inc. | Dewberry | Green International Affiliates, Inc. 
GZA | Haley & Aldrich, Inc. | HNTB | Horsley Witten Group | Howard Stein Hudson
Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. | Jacobs | J.S. Held LLC | Kleinfelder | Nitsch Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Skanska USA Civil | Stantec | Tighe & Bond, Inc. | TranSystems | TREVIICOS
Tufts University - Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Weston & Sampson | WSP
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