January 13, 2012 —
Boston, Mass – GEI Consultants, Inc. recently announced that it has recently been awarded several new projects throughout the Northeast. GEI will provide a range of geotechnical, environmental consulting, and compliance monitoring services for transportation and municipal clients in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Environmental and Geotechnical Services, Northwest Service Area Bus Depot
Massachusetts Port Authority, East Boston, MA
GEI is providing various consulting engineering services for the design and construction of a “green” bus maintenance facility located at Logan International Airport in East Boston. The 72,000 square-foot facility will be located in the north service area of the airport and will include office, maintenance, and storage space for the fleet of buses used for operations at the airport. GEI performed an environmental assessment and geotechnical field investigation of the site; designed a foundation that consisted of spread footings on existing site soils improved with controlled-modulus-columns (CMCs); and evaluated and approved a contractor proposed value-engineering alternative to support the facility on spread footings over site soils improved with rammed aggregate piers. Currently, GEI is providing construction oversight for this project.
Boston-Logan International Airport Runway 33L Safety Area Improvements
Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, MA
GEI has been selected to be part of the program management team engaged by Massport for review of design/build project improvements to the Runway Safety Area (RSA) at the end of Runway 33L at Boston-Logan International Airport. The proposed improvements are required to enhance the RSA, to the extent feasible, to be consistent with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) current airport design criteria for RSA.
Deming Road Landfill and Residential Recycling Center Compliance Monitoring
City of New Britain, Connecticut
GEI has been selected to provide sampling, testing, monitoring, and reporting services across four main task areas for the Deming Road Landfill and Residential Recycling Center in New Britain, Connecticut. Initially, GEI will perform groundwater, surface water and methane monitoring to assess the water quality trends of the site. GEI will then evaluate the landfill site and transfer station site with respect to potential stormwater impacts originating from on-site facilities, practices and operations. Next, GEI will prepare an annual report and include such items as water quality data, groundwater elevations and groundwater flow map, and a discussion of key groundwater data including exceedances of National Primary Drinking Water Standards and Connecticut Department of Health Services Standards. Finally, GEI will perform quarterly, semi-annual and annual stormwater sampling at the Deming Road landfill and the city’s Residential Recycling Center. Following collection of the samples, separate Stormwater Monitoring Reports for both the landfill and recycling center will be submitted on a quarterly, semi-annual, and annual basis to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
New London Hurricane Protection System Certification
City of New London, Connecticut
GEI has been selected by the city of New London, Connecticut to perform certification services for the New London Hurricane Protection System as mandated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These inspections are necessary to ensure compliance with the flood control requirements set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (44CFR 65.10). GEI and its subcontractors will provide survey services to create topographic mapping of the flood control system, and land record research to confirm ownership and levee encroachment issues. The team will inspect components within the hurricane barrier system including earthen levees, concrete flood walls, vehicular closure gates, a pumping station, underground conduits, and associated sluice gates and valves. GEI will also review and update the City of New London’s Maintenance and Operations Plans for its Hurricane Protection System.