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Stephen Wright Added to Solid Waste Management Committee Leadership Team

Posted December 18, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Stephen Wright of Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. will be joining the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Leadership Team. Steve has been a long-time supporter of the EBC, and looks forward to contributing his industry knowledge to the Solid Waste Management Committee as a member of the Leadership Team.

Stephen E. Wright, P.E., Vice President
Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
1 Technology Park Drive, Westford, MA 01886
978.392.0900  //  swright@sanbornhead.com

Steve Wright is a Vice President and Principal Engineer with Sanborn Head & Associates working out of their Westford, Massachusetts office. Steve has 30 years of civil/solid waste experience representing clients in the municipal, higher education, and private industry sectors. Throughout his career, Steve has worked on a wide range of solid waste planning, design and construction projects, including solid waste management feasibility studies; landfill design, assessment, and closure; post-closure site development; transfer station design and construction; and recycling/materials recovery facility planning and design. He also has several years of consulting management experience, including serving as the environmental group manager for Kleinfelder’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office before joining Sanborn Head.

Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.


GZA Wins Three Awards for Rebuilding Gloucester’s Waterfront

Posted December 18, 2018 by

NORWOOD, MA and GLOUCESTER, MA, December 12, 2018GZA, a leading multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water, and construction management services, is proud to be part of the team receiving three awards from Engineering News-Record’s Regional Best Project competition. GZA, National Grid, Anchor QEA, and Charter Construction will share the Best Water/Environment Project Award, the Excellence In Safety Award of Merit, and Project Of The Year – New England Region for a Manufactured Gas Plant cleanup project along the Gloucester waterfront.

The project began in 2010, when GZA in its role as lead engineering consultant for the team was commissioned to perform a preliminary site investigation. The former plant location had become a busy commercial and industrial location since its closing decades earlier. The team dredged the harbor, excavated coal tar contaminated soil, drove piles and poured specially engineered concrete for new retaining walls and environmental protection, all of this being done during some of the worst New England winters in recent memory.

For the award-winning Phase IV of the project, highlights included:

  • Construction of a new seawall system at and around Solomon Jacobs Park, which in some cases meant excavating to depths of up to 20 feet.
  • Construction of automated pumping systems to remove coal tar from depths of 60 feet.
  • Dredging of 28,000 cubic yards of sediments, including temporary removal of local piers and floating docks in advance of the work, with reconstruction at the end of the work.

“Gloucester was an incredibly interesting, challenging and rewarding project that brought a great group of companies together to improve the environment and restore Gloucester’s historic shorelines,” Matt Barvenik, senior VP and lead principal on the project said.

“We are very proud to have been part of such a significant restoration project in such a popular coastal community. There was no precedent for much of what the team had to deal with, which made the result that much more remarkable,” said Bill Hadge, GZA President and CEO.

About GZA

Founded in 1964, GZA is a multi-disciplinary, employee-owned firm providing Geotechnical, Environmental, Ecological, Water, and Construction Management services. GZA’s more than 650 professionals are based in 31 offices in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Great Lakes States. Our corporate headquarters is at 249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. For additional information, please call Angela Cincotta, Chief of Marketing and Communications at 781-278-5777 or visit www.gza.com.


Robinson+Cole Promotes Boston Lawyer to Counsel

Posted December 18, 2018 by

BOSTON, MA (December 17, 2018) – Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the promotion of Karla L. Chaffee to counsel, effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Chaffee is a member of the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate + Development Groups as well as its RLUIPA practice group. She is one of nine lawyers newly promoted to firm counsel.

Karla significantly enhances our core land use litigation and transactions practice,” said Stephen E. Goldman, Robinson+Cole’s Managing Partner. “It’s my pleasure to congratulate Karla on her well-deserved advancement.”

About Robinson+Cole

Robinson+Cole is a service mark of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm with more than 200 lawyers in nine offices serving regional, national, and international clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit www.rc.com.


Nic Dalzell joins RPF Environmental, Inc.

Posted December 11, 2018 by

RPF Environmental, Inc., an environmental health and safety consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Nic Dalzell has recently joined the team as a Project Manager. Mr. Dalzell has an impressive professional track record as a general manager at a prominent New England Staples location. Not only has he developed a team management approach, he has been completing measurably successful projects, providing top-notch customer service, as well as analyzing and solving complicated problems. Combined with his accelerated aptitude for environmental sciences, he will be a great benefit to RPF Environmental, Inc. and its customers.

Mr. Dalzell earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology with a minor in chemistry from Plymouth State University. While there, he earned the honor of being the Top Environmental Biology Student. He recently completed training to become an EPA accredited asbestos inspector with licensure pending for New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. His eighteen years of professional work is enabling him to quickly come up to speed to provide exemplary service to RPF Environmental’s customers.

With offices located in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, RPF Environmental specializes in testing and consulting services including asbestos, indoor air quality, lead, mold, silica, legionella, other hazardous materials, environmental site assessments, OSHA compliance, safety audits, industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety training, and other related projects. Visit their website at http://www.airpf.com/ or call 1-888 SAFE AIR.