Samiotes Consultants, Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors

Institutional: Libraries

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Honan-Allston Branch Library | Boston, Massachusetts

Honan-Allston Branch Library | Boston, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering services for the new 20,160 square foot library for the Allston branch of the Boston Public Library. SCI’s design responsibilities included Boston Water and Sewer approval for the connection to domestic water supply, fire protection services, sanitary sewerage, and storm drainage systems. In addition, SCI coordinated a plan, in conjunction with the landscape architect, to irrigate both existing and proposed landscaped areas, and to preserve an existing 45-inch diameter beech tree. The library won the HAIA Honor Award for Architecture.

Client/Designer: Machado and Silvetti Associates

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Boston College Law School Library | Newton, Massachusetts

Boston College Law School Library | Newton, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering for the construction of this 80,000 square foot law library. This project entailed designing infrastructure in close proximity to existing law school facilities. The future demolition and new construction of the adjacent buildings were incorporated into the design. Due to limited space, an affordable, subsurface storm drainage detention/retention system was incorporated into the design to mitigate the increased rate of runoff from the project. The infrastructure design also included the water distribution system, sanitary sewer system, and natural gas service.

Client/Designer: Flansburgh Associates Inc. Architects

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Hellenic College of the Holy Cross | Brookline / Boston, Massachusetts

Hellenic College of the Holy Cross | Brookline / Boston, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided land surveying and civil engineering services for a new library at Hellenic College in Brookline and Boston. This library was built into a hillside and required extensive earthwork and foundation protection. In addition, there was extensive shoring required to protect a specimen tree immediately adjacent to the library. SCI also provided comprehensive surveying services to prepare a master plan for the entire 50-acre campus on the Brookline / Boston line. Services included boundary retracement, a GPS (Global Positioning System) survey to establish horizontal and vertical control for the aerial survey, aerial topography, and supplemental on-the-ground topographic surveys.

Client/Designer: John Cunningham Architects Inc. and Hellenic College

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Morse Institute Library | Natick, Massachusetts

Morse Institute Library | Natick, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering services for the preservation, renovation and expansion of the Morse Institute Library, originally built in 1873. These services included the design and approvals of the storm drainage, sanitary sewer, water connection, and natural gas services.  The new facility opened in 1997 and tripled the space of the old library.  The expansion provided meeting space for public use, reference and circulation
departments with space to expand and internal capabilities to meet the growing use of electronic services, available space to expand the collection of library materials and house the library’s collection of local history and genealogical materials.

Client/Designer: Tappé Associates

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Duxbury Library | Duxbury, Massachusetts

Duxbury Library | Duxbury, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. was contracted for the evaluation, from a civil engineering standpoint, of an existing school for potential conversion to a new public library. This work included evaluating the existing septic system and other utilities for their capacity to service the proposed renovation. Our analysis included segmenting the septic system into three sections and alternating the flow to each segment every twenty years. This unique, cost-saving approach would provide the facility with a septic system to service the building for its entire life. Ultimately, a town sewer / treatment plant was approved just prior to the start of construction for the new library. 

Client/Designer: Galliher Baier and Best Architects

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