Receiving Water Modeling for CSO Investigations in Boston Harbor
The computer models QUAL2EXP and TEA/ELA were used to model Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) remediation alternatives in Boston Harbor and its major tributaries. The models were adapted to...

Design and Performance of a Deep Excavation Support System in Boston, Massachusetts

South Boston Piers Transit Project
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is proposing to construct a new transit connection between downtown Boston and the South Boston Piers area. The MBTA has worked with...

Load Tests on Bored Friction Piles in Clay
For the first time in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., uncased bored friction piles in clay were used to support a six-story residential structure over a 60- to 75-foot (1.83 to 22.9 m)...

Special Bedrock Conditions and a Foundation Project in Greater Boston
In the greater Boston area the argillite bedrock and/or the overlying glacial till provide suitable support for a wide range of foundation systems, including high capacity end-bearing...

Automating Design of Boston's Artery
Boston's Central Artery project is being designed with in-house programs that are helping to overcome problems caused by the sheer volume of diversified data being handled...

Hydrologic Criteria: NPS Water Quality Assessment
This paper summarizes the authors deliberations and findings regarding selection of hydrologic conditions suitable for the evaluation of the water quality impacts of nonpoint sources (NPSs)...

Far-Field Numerical Model Studies for Boston's New Secondary Treatment Plant Outfall Siting
By the late 1900s, Boston is scheduled to have built a new secondary treatment plant that combines the waste streams from two existing plant, and discharges the resulting liquid effluent...

Hydraulic Design Aspects of the Boston Outfall
The diffuser outfall under design for Boston must have the ability to be purged of seawater upon commissioning or following an accidental flow stoppage. The criteria governing the flushing...

Siting the New Boston Outfall: Near-Field Considerations
This paper describes a procedure applied in near-field considerations for siting the new outfall to serve the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's (MWRA) proposed regional...

Retrospective Look Into Design Challenges of Boston Interceptors
The purpose of this paper is to share with designers and owners a retrospective evaluation of a major sewer system design effort. The process by which a major sewer design project reaches...

Boston's Water Distribution Corrosion Control Program
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (Commission) was formed in 1977 with a mandate to maintain sound, economical, and efficient systems for water distribution and wastewater collection...

Boston Residents Plan Rat Warfare

Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay—Issues, Resources, and Management
The major pollutant discharges into Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay can be categorized as follows: municipal discharges, sewage sludge, combined sewage overflows (CSOs), individual...

Mathematical Simulation of Halocarbon Distributions in Boston Harbor
In an effort to better understand the sources and transport of effluents, a combined modeling and field measurement program has been initiated. The modeling uses a pair of 2-D (depth-averaged)...

Waterfront Parks in the Boston Area
Two recently completed waterfront parks in Cambridge and East Boston, Massachusetts are discussed. The Bird Island Flats 'Harbor Walk' project is a 15-foot wide,...

The Metropolitan Boston Area Earthquake Loss Study
This study develops an inventory of critical facilities in the Metropolitan Boston area and analyzes the impact of a project earthquake (Cape Ann Event) on their structural integrity and...

The Charles River Project
The Charles River Project received the 1984 Presidential Award for Design Excellence in Architecture, Engineering, and Urban Planning. Sited between Charlestown and Boston's...

Water Use Planning—Boston Harbor
Boston's urban waterfront is at a unique juncture in history. Although the waterfront's historic heavy industrial and transportation uses have all but collapsed,...

Waterfront Planning and Development
These papers were presented at the Waterfront Planning and Development Symposium held in October, 1986 during the Boston ASCE Convention. The Symposium presented an all inclusive picture...

 

 

 

 

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