Bayside Engineering is pleased to be part of the innovative Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project. The project is using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques (ABC) thereby reducing construction impacts from 4 years to two intensive construction shutdown windows.
The key to this project is the ability to build major components off-site and then quickly assemble them in place. Crews are working around the clock assembling the pieces of the bridge as other portions are demolished. This accelerated technique isn’t the first attempted in Massachusetts, the “Fast 14” bridge repair in the summer of 2011 replaced 14 bridges working only on weekends.
The accelerated phases are intended to limit the impact on the public. When the project is complete, the bridge will include upgraded safety and signal for vehicles, better pedestrian walkways and a dedicated bike layout with signals, according to the MassDOT.
Bayside’s Norman Brown will continue to act as MassDOT’s Owner’s Representative on this project through completion.
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Photos taken on August 6
Construction continues on Route 97 in Groveland, Massachusetts. Bayside’s design improvements include: roadway reconstruction, sidewalk reconstruction, ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, on-roadway drainage improvements, new signage, and pavement markings.
Based on the type of project, the methods Bayside’s design specified were able to pass along a cost savings of almost $200,000 to our client.
One of the methods was the newly MassDOT approved full-depth reclamation (FDR) with injected asphalt stabilization. “Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) with Injected Asphalt Stabilization is an engineered road rehabilitation process used much like traditional full depth reclamation. The difference between the processes is that by combining injected asphalt emulsion with the reclaimed pavement and base materials, a homogeneous and bound base layer is created. This creates a flexible base with increased structural capacity and greater fatigue resistance compared to an unstabilized reclaimed base.” Baystate Roads Blog, June 28, 2016
For more information on Bayside’s Route 97 Redesign project visit: http://www.baysideengineering.com/bayside-completes-design-for-route-97-in-groveland/
Mike attended the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association Summer Conference on Cape Cod last weekend. The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities. Working together, APWA and its membership contribute to a higher and sustainable quality of life. Bayside Engineering is proud to partner with the APWA to support their mission as a sponsor of this event. Thank you for all that you do for our industry
Welcome Laura Young of Stoneham to the Bayside Engineering Team. Her passion for math combined with a love of architecture led the 2017 UMass Amherst graduate to the field of engineering.
Originally focused on the structural side, her college internship at the Marlborough Department of Public Works revealed her true desire to pursue traffic engineering. Laura also interned at UMass Safe, a multidisciplinary traffic safety research program, seeking to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes through the rigorous examination of safety-related data.
She is thrilled to join the Bayside Engineering Traffic Division and work on traffic impact studies and analysis.
Outside of the office Laura enjoys hiking and cooking. Welcome to the Bayside team.
Bayside’s engineering services were retained by the City of Gardner for the design of two pre-engineered steel buildings, a new 5,600 SF Office Building and a 14,000 SF Cold Storage Building. This included environmental permitting, office layout, structural design, electrical, mechanical and plumbing design and construction administration. The design work also covered the renovation of locker rooms, bathroom and cafeteria in the existing DPW Highway Garage.
Construction on the $3.65 million project is expected to be completed by January 2018.
Within the past 15 years, Bayside Engineering has completed over 30 DPW type building siting and engineering design projects similar to Gardner. Founded in 1967, is a design firm based in Massachusetts and is recognized for a history of advancing projects through the regulatory process. Bayside services private clients, as well as federal and state agencies and local municipalities.