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...

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,...

Seismic Evaluation of Lifeline Systems—Case Studies
This book contains the papers presented at the technical session titled Seismic Evaluation of Lifeline Systems—Case Studies at the ASCE Fall Convention in Boston, October 27-31, 1986....

Boston's Future Water Supply
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is responsible for planning and providing water to metropolitan Boston. Recent state legislation directs that conservation, development of local...

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...

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...

Effective Environmental Management: The Northeast Corridor Experience
The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (NECIP) is a 2 billion public transportation project involving improvements to Amtrak's 456-mile main rail line between Washington,...

The SRI Technique for Flood Frequency Analysis
This paper presents a technique for flood flow frequency analysis called the Storm Response Index (SRI), and a case study using the technique. The SRI method is based on the development...

Boston MDC Experience With Chloramine Disinfection
In May, 1982, as a condition for approval of plans for improvements to the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) chlorination facility at Norumbega Reservoir, the Massachusetts Department...

Development of a Demand Management Plan for Greater Boston
The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) in Boston is preparing a long-term water supply plan for its present and potential service area. The MDC is committed to a program of water conservation...

Unique Installation Methods for Large Interceptor in Poor Soil Conditions
The construction of approximately 1. 5 miles of a major sewer interceptor in downtown Boston encountered some unique construction challenges. The entire route required dewatering during...

Microcomputer Analysis of Harbor Wind Drift
A microcomputer with general-purpose spreadsheet software was used to analyze wind drift on the water surface of Quincy Bay in Boston Harbor. Wind drift is the movement of the surface...

Dredging Permit, a Case History
A case history of the federal, state and local permitting process for the dredging and disposal of dredged material of a tanker/barge terminal in Boston Harbor is discussed. The dredging...

Building on Air
Copley Place, a $500 million hotel/retail/office/residential complex, was built on air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike and an adjacent railroad in Boston. Two hotels occupy land...

Logan Airport Re-Visited
The first detailed evaluation of self-weight consolidation of a large hydraulic clay fill was performed during the construction of Logan Airport in Boston nearly 40 years ago. The paper...

Consolidation Performance of Soft Clays: Part 2. Predictions
The simplified version of the model described in Part 1 was used to predict the short-term performance of the St. Alban test fill. The long-term predictive capability of the model was...

Boston Tunes Up Water System
In 1977, Boston's water supply system had so many leaks and so many unmetered or undermetered customers that only about half the water entering the system was accounted for....

Boston Main Drainage System 100 Years Later

The South Station Transportation Center in Boston

Combined Sewer Overflow Controls for Boston Harbor

 

 

 

 

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