Continuing Education for the Practical Structural Engineer:
Design Firm Leaders Present
3 Key Projects & Insights

Go Behind the Scenes with Industry Experts
Wednesday NOV 20, 2019 | 8 a.m.- Noon
4.0 SEAMASS or NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs
Invite your colleagues and plan to join us for this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about special spotlight projects, directly from industry-leading design firm professionals.
Three Featured Project Presentations:
Green Line Extension
Design Firm: STV
 This presentation will provide a brief history and overview of the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, which will extend the existing MBTA Green Line service north of Lechmere Station and into the communities of Somerville, Cambridge, and Medford.

The work is being completed through a $1 billion Design-Build contract that is entering into its third year in December.

An overall description of the structural work on the GLX will be provided by STV Vice President Mark Ennis, PE.

Detailed descriptions will also be provided for these aspects of the project:
  • Elevated rail viaduct (Andrew Bradshaw, PE - Structural Project Manager)
  • Bridge structures (Jerry MacKenzie, PE - Sr. Structural Project Manager)
  • Station structures (Nikola Nikolov, SE - Sr. Structural Engineer)
Little Building Renovation at Emerson College
Design Firm: McNamara Salvia
Emerson College’s Little Building underwent its first overhaul in over 100 years. From decades of deterioration, the falling façade needed stabilization consisting of repair, replacement and restoration; furthermore, the building needed a new lateral resistance system. Existing built up members were saved and detailed such that they were included in the new system. The design team lacked crucial information due to limited existing drawings, previous renovations, and concealed structure. Therefore, a major analysis of the entire structure was conducted during construction. The renovation mirrored historically significant features of the façade, leaving historic landmarks undisturbed, while adding a new level and 290 beds.
ISEC Pedestrian Bridge at Northeastern University
Design Firm: Arup
The ISEC Pedestrian Crossing spans active Amtrak, MBTA, and Keolis rail lines to link Northeastern University’s Huntington Avenue Campus with Columbus Avenue and its expanding campus to the southeast. Envisioned as a physical extension to the University’s recently completed Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), this landmark new crossing presented both technical and logistical engineering challenges to the Arup team. 

The bridge curves on plan as it gently crests over the four active rail tracks. At its south abutment, the structure expands and becomes a curved observation platform which runs eastward along the rail alignment and serves as a threshold to the ISEC. To the north, the bridge widens into a monumental feature stair that touches down adjacent to the University’s Snell Library. Formed entirely of weathering (COR-TEN) steel, the structure’s metallurgy is designed to purposely rust in a controlled, deliberate manner to form a protective corrosion-resistant surface layer under the influence of the weather. VIEW FULL OVERVIEW
Event Timing & Registration
WHEN:  Wednesday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. - Noon 
WHERE: Kostas Research Institute , Northeastern Univ., Burlington MA 
PDHs:   4.0 PDH Credits or 4.0 NCSEA Diamond-certified PDHs
Diamond Logo (pending)
Includes Continental Breakfast & Boxed Lunch by Rebecca's Cafe  
$125  Seminar + 4.0 SEAMASS-Certified PDHs 
$150  Seminar + 4.0 NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs 
$100  Govt. and Bldg. Officials: Seminar + 4.0 PDHs 
$ 75 Seminar (no PDHs) 
$ 25 Students: Seminar (no PDHs) - Enrollment proof required  
$350 Event Sponsor Opportunity  View sponsor benefits  
Seating is limited; Register Now to Reserve Your Spot    
Registration will close at room capacity or on Friday, November 15.
About the Presenters
STV Presenters:
Mark Ennis, PE | Vice President
A graduate of University College Dublin and Old Dominion University, Mark has been with STV for 24 years. Mark is the head of the Structural Group in the STV Boston office. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Florida. On GLX, Mark serves as Deputy PM/Structures Lead.

Jerome MacKenzie, PE | Senior Structural Project Manager
Jerry is a graduate of Northeastern University, and has been with STV for over 30 Years. Jerry is a Senior Project Manager for bridge design projects. Jerry’s bridge projects Include the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation and the Reconstruction of the University Avenue Bridge in Lowell, MA over the Merrimack River. On GLX, Jerry is the Lead for the design of all bridge work.

Andrew Bradshaw, PE | Structural Project Manager
Andy is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He is a Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager who began his career at STV in 1997. Andy has extensive experience in working on Design-Build projects, including the MBTA Greenbush Commuter Rail Restoration, and the MassDOT Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation. On GLX, Andy is the Lead for the Design of the Viaduct Structures.

Nikola Nikolov, SE | Senior Structural Engineer
Nikola is a graduate of University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Sofia, Bulgaria and University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Nikola is a Senior Structural Engineer and has 10 years of experience with STV. Nikola’s design experience is extensive, and covers a wide range of structure types including high rise buildings, complex bridges (both fixed and movable), and large rail and bus maintenance facilities. On GLX, Nikola is the Structures Lead on the Stations design.
McNamara Salvia Presenters:
Adam McCarthy, PE
Rami Bahjat
Project Engineer
Adam McCarthy, PE | Principal
A member of the McNamara Salvia team for nearly 25 years, Mr. McCarthy applies a detailed approach to structural design and project management. He is well-rounded in all aspects of complex structural systems, and respected throughout the industry for his experience and strong collaborative skills. In his spare time, he shares his expertise as a structural advisor to architectural thesis candidates at the Boston Architectural College. 

Rami Bahjat | Project Engineer
Mr. Bahjat has more than five years of structural design experience, primarily with high-rise residential, commercial, entertainment, and laboratory projects. He is dedicated to providing creative and efficient structural design solutions, ultimately delivering quality projects in a timely manner and within budget. He has demonstrated quality leadership roles in various projects for the firm.
Arup Presenters:
Patrick S. McCafferty, PE, LEED AP
Structural Engineering Leader
Michael S. Shearer, PE
Senior Structural Engineer
Patrick S. McCafferty PE, LEED AP | Structural Engineering Leader
Mr. McCafferty is the Structural Engineering Leader of Arup in Boston and the Project Director for the engineering design of the Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) Pedestrian Bridge. He began his career as an American Scholar in Arup's London offices upon earning his undergrad and graduate civil and structural engineering degrees from Cornell University in 1995 and 1996. He spent six years in Arup’s NY office before joining the Boston office in 2005. Mr. McCafferty specializes in the design of innovative and architecturally expressed structures. His broad experience includes international design management and the engineering design of museums, performance venues, airports, stadiums, high rises, bridges, facades, and sculpture. 

Michael S. Shearer, PE | Senior Structural Engineer
Mr. Shearer is a Senior Structural Engineer in Arup’s Boston office and the Project Manager for the engineering design of the Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) Pedestrian Bridge. He earned an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Cornell University, and a Masters of Engineering from MIT. He began his career with Arup in 2010 in the Boston office. He has particular experience in architecturally expressed steelwork and long span roofs, and has worked on a number of projects that interface new construction with existing buildings and retained facades.
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