Citizen Participation in Water Supply System Planning and Management
The Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee (WSCAC) is a unique citizens group. Although it is funded by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), it has a paid staff who are...

Comparison of Aqueduct Reconstruction & Tunneling
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is proposing to provide redundancy for the Hultman Aqueduct which transports water over a distance of roughly 27 km. (16.9 mi.) into...

Case Study of Electronic Toll Collection in the Central Artery/Tunnel Project—Boston
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the issues involved in incorporating new technology, specifically electronic toll collection into a large, long-term construction project. The paper...

The NS&T Intensive Bioeffects Surveys: Design Strategies and Preliminary Results
Intensive bioeffects surveys are conducted in selected areas where chemical data from the National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program indicate greatest potential for contaminant-related...

Boston Harbor Management: Issues, Structure, and Directions
Alarming reports of massive pollution, highly publicized legal challenges and even Presidential political campaign accusations, all helped earn Boston Harbor a world wide reputation during...

Advanced Highway Control on the Central Artery
The Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project involves highways 190 and 193, in downtown Boston, placing underground 7 miles of four to eight lane tunnels. The project, with 37 lane-miles underground,...

Modeling the Tides of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays
A time-dependent, three-dimensional numerical modeling study of the tides of Massachusetts and Cape Code Bays, motivated by construction of a new sewage treatment plant and ocean outfall...

Execution and Evaluation of High Capacity Caisson Load Tests in Glacial Deposits
As part of the Boston Harbor clean up project, the new 1,000 mgd Deer Island Sewerage treatment plant includes ten 240 feet high egg-shaped 'residuals' tanks. Contract documents called...

Cyclic Behavior of a Deepwater Normally Consolidated Clay
A comprehensive advanced laboratory testing program was undertaken to study the cyclic behavior of clays under various combinations of one-way and two-way cyclic loading. This work was...

Boston's City within a City
The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority's 11-year effort to clean up Boston Harbor is in full swing. The nerve center of the project is Deer Island, a 210 acre site that...

Tide- and Wind-Driven Flushing of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
The flushing of Boston Harbor, a shallow, tidally dominated embayment with little fresh water input, is investigated using a depth-averaged model. The modeled tidal currents exhibit strong...

Dredging Contaminated Sediments: A Monitoring Plan for Boston Harbor
Dredging and blasting will be conducted in Boston's Inner Harbor over approximately a one-year period during construction of the Third Harbor Tunnel. The silty organic surface sediments...

Pre-Compression of Concrete Breasting Dolphins Solves Construction Problem
A roll-on/roll-off ferry terminal was built in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1989 as part of a marine transportation system to support construction of the sewage treatment facilities proposed...

Historic Seawalls of the Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Region: Evolution, Construction and Repair
The earliest seawalls in the Boston region were of crib construction. Cobb cribs had an open framework and could readily be floated into position and sunk with rock from local sources....

Estimating Urban and Suburban Sewage Flows with Assistance of GIS Technology
The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), an agency created by the Massachusetts legislature to provide wholesale water and sewer services to the metropolitan Boston areea, is...

Home at Last for Boston Engineers

Building Beneath Boston
Up/down construction is a method in which a project's substructure and superstructure are simultaneously built. The substructure's wall, column and foundation...

Boston's Sewage Outfall
The centerpiece of the Boston Harbor cleanup plan will be the sewage plant on Deer Island, which will treat water from 43 municipalities in the Boston metro area—500 mgd to start. In order...

Recapturing Boston's Heritage
Structural upgrading of Boston's Old State House and Faneuil Hall is part of an extensive restoration project undertaken by the National Park Service at a cost of $10.6 million...

Geotechnical Database Management Systems for Boston's Central Artery/Harbor Tunnel Project
This paper presents a geotechnical computer application currently in use on Boston's Central Artery/Harbor Tunnel (CA/T) Project. The application is designed to manage subsurface...

 

 

 

 

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