Samiotes Consultants, Inc. Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors

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Boston College Alumni Stadium | Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Alumni Stadium | Boston, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. completed the civil engineering design for the renovation and expansion of the 45,000- seat Boston College Alumni Stadium. The services provided encompassed all civil engineering aspects of the project including water service, storm drainage, and sanitary sewer service. The project entailed a unique economical approach to the drainage of the field and the lower stands. In addition, the design approvals included a rigorous evaluation of the existing infrastructure (especially water) to accommodate the proposed expansion. Approvals included the civil engineering portion of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) filing. The construction was on a “fast track”, summer schedule in order to be completed for the opening game. SCI also provided the civil engineering design for the football bubble, used by the athletic department to practice in Alumni Stadium during the winter months. The foundation for this bubble required rerouting many utilities inside the fixed area of the existing playing field and sidelines.

Client/Designer: ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge

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Jim Rice Field/Ramsey Park (Little Fenway) | Roxbury, Massachusetts

Jim Rice Field/Ramsey Park (Little Fenway) | Roxbury, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. donated all civil engineering services for the creation of this Fenway Park replica, named Jim Rice Field at Ramsey Park, in the Roxbury section of Boston.  This effort was part of Major League Baseball’s RBI program (Revive Baseball in the Inner City), done in conjunction with MLB, the Boston Red Sox, and the South-End Baseball Program.  Established in 1989 for boys in South Central Los Angeles, this Major League Baseball program now serves more than 120,000 teenagers in over 200 cities worldwide.  About $700,000 in funds were raised at the 1999 Home Run Derby, part of the 1999 MLB All-Star Game festivities at Fenway Park.  The site design / build was completed on a fast track schedule of 2 ½ months, in preparation for the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park.  In addition, SCI coordinated with Dunkin Donuts to donate the scoreboard for the field.  Approval was received from Boston Water and Sewer Commission.

Client/Designer: HOK Architects

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St. Sebastian's School | Needham, Massachusetts

St. Sebastian's School | Needham, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering and land surveying services for reconstructing the school’s skating rink, reconfiguring the athletic fields, constructing tennis courts, and converting natural turf fields to artificial (infill) turf fields. Major design/construction challenges for the field reconfiguration project included the poor underlying soils and the necessary phasing of the project to keep fields operable. Services on these projects included designing the utilities, including an extensive stormwater management system, and Conservation Commission and Engineering Department approvals. The projects involved numerous Rivers’ Act issues, since the site is immediately adjacent to the Charles River.

Client/Designer: Robert Olson & Associates Architects / Architectural Resources Cambridge / Stantec

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Boston College Championship Soccer Field | Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Boston College Championship Soccer Field | Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. completed the civil engineering design for the construction of the Boston College Championship Soccer Field on the Newton campus. The project entailed a complex and acrimonious approvals and design process, including evaluating the existing stream (from a Rivers’ Act perspective); successfully challenging the City’s existing wetland mapping/classification; numerous meetings with neighborhood groups and associations; and gaining a Superseding Order of Conditions from the Department of Environmental Protection, to accommodate the proposed field. SCI re-designed the field and utilities to start construction during the NOI appeal period, and re-designed them again during the construction process (with a portion of the utilities in place), after the Superseding Order was received from the DEP. This field won the Sports Turf Managers Association College Soccer Field of the Year award.

Client/Designer: Boston College and Geller Sport

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Middlesex School East Fields | Concord, Massachusetts

Middlesex School East Fields | Concord, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the East Fields Athletic Facilities expansion through design, approvals, and construction in three phases (three summer construction seasons).  One of the largest and most controversial projects was the East Fields Athletic Facilities expansion – including completion of the access road and ancillary buildings and two new synthetic turf athletic fields, a 300-foot long timber bridge for wetlands crossing, eight tennis courts, and a low-impact development stormwater management system.  Currently SCI is working on the new boathouse to be located on the Concord River in Billerica.  This work included Chapter 91 filing for the float system to be used for the rowing program.

Client/Designer: Linbeck and Middlesex School

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Phillips Academy Andover | Andover, Massachusetts

Phillips Academy Andover | Andover, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering services for a sports complex and associated parking lot at Phillips Academy Andover. This complex includes two new hockey rink buildings (constructed in two phases) and replacement of  the existing football field seating. This work required an extensive approvals process, namely filing with the Andover Conservation Commission / Department of Environmental Protection (NOI), the Andover Planning Board (site plan approval), the Massachusetts Highway Department (curb cut application), the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA filing), and the Andover Historic Commission, as well as numerous meetings with neighborhood groups and a peer review. Additionally, SCI also designed additional tennis courts on the campus which included Conservation Commission approval.

Client/Designer: Robert Olson & Associates Architects

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Yawkey Dormitory (Ron Burton Training Village Camp) | Hubbardston, Massachusetts

Yawkey Dormitory (Ron Burton Training Village Camp) | Hubbardston, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the Ron Burton Training Village Camp project located in Hubbardston. The 5-week summer program holds free camps for disadvantaged inner city youths, ages 11 to 17. SCI provided the survey and design of sanitary sewer services for the Yawkey Dormitory building.  Each summer 120 Boston area boys head to the Ron Burton Training Village, founded in 1985 by football ledged and Patriots runningback Ron Burton, Sr.  The camp helps build self-esteem through spiritual, educational and athletic training.  In the past the camp was spread out across several buildings.  The new dorm allows everything to be under one roof.  SCI also provided Construction Administration services through completion of the project.

Client/Designer: Ron Burton Training Village

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Wayland Community Pool | Wayland, Massachusetts

Wayland Community Pool | Wayland, Massachusetts

Samiotes Consultants Inc. provided civil engineering and land surveying services for Wayland Community Pool, Inc. (WCP), an organization founded by residents of Wayland to plan and execute the building of a new town pool to replace an outdated pool situated on Town land. The outdated pool will be replaced with a 10-lane pool with 2 diving boards and a removable roof. The civil engineering aspects of the project included all site and utility design. The site design also had to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the requirements of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board. The building was designed to complement the new Wayland High School adjacent to the Pool. SCI was an advocate for WCP and showed that the proposed use will not affect zoning and will not require an increase in flow of the septic design.  SCI designed a leaching facility to replace one existing leach pit that was within the proposed footprint. The work required approval of the Wayland Planning Board and Board of Health.  Survey services included documentation of existing conditions and building control set out by SCI surveyors. Construction started in May 2010 and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2010.

Clients/Designer: Wayland Community Pool, Inc. and Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc.

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