SEI Boston Chapter/Structural Design
VOLUME 46 | ISSUE 3| November 2021

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Lead Article
Micropile Underpinning of a Historic Structure - Support for the Next 100 Years
In order to install underpinning through a forest of timber piles, designers used a finite element model and the rigidity of the structure itself to move or delete foundation elements while still meeting the goals of the project. ... Read more

President's Report
An update from Shallan Fitzgerald
This past month, we experienced lots of great reasons to enjoy the outdoors here in Massachusetts...There are so many wonderful opportunities to appreciate both the natural and man-made elements of our respective cities and towns. ... Read more

Featured Group
Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter
With mentoring programs and innovative lectures, SEI Boston Chapter is looking to the future. Structural engineers can be and should be more than just technical experts: we are integral to advancing the built environment, and we have a duty to support our profession in doing so.... Read more

Historic New England Infrastructure
Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge
Upon its completion in 1935, the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge was the longest vertical lift bridge in the world. Constructed with funds from the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 to help provide jobs during the Great Depression, the bridge provides Cape Cod with railroad access to the rest of Massachusetts.  ... Read more

Load Testing of Existing Concrete Structures
By Gustavo Tumialan, PhD, PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
There are situations where structural analysis is not conclusive and a high level of confidence in the prediction of performance cannot be achieved. In such situations, in-situ load testing can provide valuable information about the performance of existing structures and capture structural behavior not readily apparent from the structural analysis. ... Read more

Innovative Technologies for Bridge Inspection
By Kevin Ahearn, PE, AECOM
For the past several years, unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly referred to as drones, have been a topic of discussion for a wide range of inspection applications, including building facades and roofs, transmission towers, dams, ancillary highway structures, and bridges. Bridge inspection is an application that has received a lot of attention in recent years. ... Read more

The Queen's Bridge Gambit
By Brian Brenner, Principal Engineer, Tighe & Bond
The plot of the first episode of The Queen's Gambit hinges around a highway accident that occurred on a bridge in the 1950s. The scene was filmed on an actual bridge, the crossing of Meadowvale Road over Little Rouge Creek in Toronto, Canada. ... Read more
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2021 - 2022 Society Sponsors

BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board
Chair: Michael Sullivan, PE
Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE
Susannah Davis, EIT
Shallan C. Fitzgerald, PE
Richard F. Keenan
David M. Manugian, PE
Richard A. Matson, PE
Angus J. O’Leary, PE
Kathryn Swanson, PE

President: Shallan C. Fitzgerald, PE
President-Elect: Ronald K. Burns, PE, LSP, LEED AP
Secretary: Richard A. Matson, PE
Treasurer: Gregory L. Mirliss, STS
Assistant Treasurer: Vacant
Senior Vice Presidents: Michael R. Cunningham, PE, Christopher P. Hersey
Vice Presidents: ; Kathryn Swanson, PE, Todd M. Clark, PE
Past President: Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, 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: Elizabeth (Betsy) Kirtland, EIT
Engineering Management Group: Lee M. Koska, EIT
Environmental & Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter: Rishabh V. Iyer, PE
Geo-Institute Boston Chapter: Matthew G. Chartier, PE
Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter: Shanta B. Keller, PE, ENV SP
Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter: Tyler de Ruiter, PE
Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Boston Chapter: Peter D. Nardini, PE
Younger Member Group: Valerie P. Chia
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