2021 Fall Lecture Series
Rehabilitation and Repair of Structures
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
The ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter is pleased to present the 25th Fall Lecture Series entitled Rehabilitation and Repair of Structures. This session includes the following lectures:
Lecture 1 – Historic Bridge Structure Rehabilitation – Lechmere Viaduct Boston/Cambridge, MA
Katie Mancinelli, PE, Senior Structural Engineer, VHB
Stephen Jahnes, PE, Project Manager, VHB
This session describes considerations for repair and rehabilitation of historic bridge structures.
The discussion will include an overview of the process to follow when a bridge structure has been identified as eligible or listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Also discussed will be challenges with designing and detailing for a piece of legacy infrastructure, and the challenges associated with utilizing new materials and technologies to increase the load carrying capacity, marrying new and historic design details, and planning for the unknown. The presentation will highlight the Lechmere Viaduct project as a specific case study to show how these considerations can be applied.
- Understand the Section 106 process and its impact on design development and construction execution.
- Discuss how modern materials and current technologies can be applied in a conscientious way and benefit a historic structure rehabilitation.
Lecture 2 – Revitalizing Urban Waterfronts
Erika Rosenstein, PE, Group Leader Ports and Maritime, Jacobs
Many major coastal cities originated as hubs for maritime industry and trade. Throughout the 20th century urban centers utilized their waterfront primarily as working seaports. However, with the advent of centralized container terminals, many of these facilities became obsolete and were abandoned as operating ports. A significant number of cities struggled to repurpose their waterfronts initially and much of the associated infrastructure has fallen into various states of disrepair. Increasingly,
there is a call to revitalize these underutilized waterfront sites with future-focused adaptive reuse and improved public access.
Undertaking rehabilitation work along the waterfront is challenging due to the harsh and dynamic marine environment, the complexity of underwater repair work, and limited site access. All these factors make rehabilitation and continued maintenance of waterfront infrastructure far more difficult and costly than typical inland facilities. However, through holistic planning and a judicious repair approach, these transformations are achievable, and can create incredible new assets for our urban centers. There are several examples of the successful conversion of former industrial shipping sites into mixed-use hubs and public waterfront parks throughout the country.
- This presentation will focus on the history of urban waterfronts, challenges of the rehabilitation work, the importance of lifecycle modelling for continued maritime maintenance, and the growing importance of embedding adaptive resiliency into designs.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021
Registration fees for individual sessions: $50 BSCES Members, $40 Public Sector Members, $20 Student & Senior (65+) Members, $60 Non-Members, $50 Public Sector Non-Members
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