Mixed Foundations Resolve Complex Conditions

by Sandra M. Iberg, P.E., (M.ASCE), Assistant Project Manager of Haley & Aldrich Inc., Boston, MA,
Kelvin C. Wong, P.E., Project Manager,
Damian R. Siebert, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal of Haley & Aldrich Inc., Boston, MA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 7, Pg. 72-79


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: A 46-story residential tower currently under construction in downtown Boston abuts an existing parking garage, necessitating extreme care to ensure its stability amid tight space constraints. Part of the planned Bulfinch Crossing development, the new tower required a mix of foundation types as well as careful collaboration between the geotechnical and structural engineers.

Subject Headings: Foundations | Parking facilities | Residential construction | Business districts | Geotechnical engineering | Foundation construction | Residential buildings | Structural stability | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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