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12.30.20 LeMessurier is proud to announce promotions for two of our most talented engineers, Irfan Baig and Nancy Varney.
Irfan has been named a Principal and Nancy has been named an Associate both in recognition of their outstanding technical acumen, mentorship, as well as activity on local and national committees.
Congratulations to both!

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Boston University Center for Computing and Data Sciences - Foundation Milestone
12.15.20 On Saturday a major milestone for the Boston University Center for Computing and Data Sciences project was reached with completion of the concrete placement for the tower core mat foundation. The project designed with KPMB, architect and Haley & Aldrich, geotechnical engineer includes a mat slab foundation for both the 20-story tower and 5-story podium. The tower mat foundation from Saturday’s placement consists of 4,200 cubic yards of concrete with thickness ranging from 5 to 9 feet. Utilizing a low carbon concrete mix reduced the embodied carbon impact by 30% from a standard “low-heat” mix. This resulted in a total reduction of over 700 tons of CO2 equivalent from being emitted to the atmosphere.
Exciting Changes for the Commonwealth Building
12.15.20 Exciting changes have taken place over the last few months for the construction of the new Commonwealth Building at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Deerfield Streets in the heart of Kenmore Square. This project, part of a larger development, is set to bring long-awaited revitalization to one of Boston’s iconic neighborhoods. Since October the large concrete mat foundation has been placed to support this new 9 story building and two levels of below grade parking with steel erection commencing soon thereafter. As of middle of November the steel is erected up to Level 3.
Boston Globe Features Transformation at Post Office Square
11.16.20 Sunday’s Arts section featured the transformation currently underway at the One Post Office Square office tower. Gensler and LeMessurier teamed on this dramatic repositioning project to bring new life to the 1980s tower for which LeMessurier also served as the original structural engineer. The current project includes replacement of the entire existing façade with new high-performance curtain wall as well as a 20-story horizontal expansion in the footprint of the existing parking garage. As seen in the Globe article, façade replacement is well underway and steel erection for the new addition will begin shortly. LeMessurier also worked with John Moriarty Associates to support the unique construction logistics necessary to best achieve JLL and Anchor Line’s project goals. LeMessurier is proud of our continued involvement on this Boston landmark of the past, present, and future!



First Church of Christ Scientist Children's Fountain
11.09.20 Work is complete at the First Church of Christ Scientist Children’s Fountain. The repair project included replacement of the cast-iron grating with new custom waterjet stainless grating and framing. The beloved Boston landmark is up and running and ready for the hot summer days in 2021.
Wellesley College Topping Off of New Science Center
11.03.20 Wellesley College recently celebrated the topping off of their new Science Center on November 2, 2020. The 213,000 square foot expansion and renovation of the existing science center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will modernize the College's existing infrastructure by providing new offices, meeting areas, classrooms, a renovated vivarium, and new core research spaces, while preserving the original 1920's façade of Sage Hall. The new Science Center sits in the heart of Wellesley College's Science Hill and will link the existing observatory, greenhouse, arboretum, and botanic gardens.
Topping off of the Brookline High School Cypress Building
09.28.20 The Town of Brookline celebrated the topping of the High School Cypress Building on September 17th. The 120,000 square foot Cypress Building designed by William Rawn Associates will span over the MBTA Green Line and will contain classrooms, a library, physics labs, a cafeteria, “white box” theater and administration support space. The building is part of the overall Brookline High School project that includes a new STEM building and renovation of the Tappan gymnasium.
Engineering News Record Announces New England Regional Best Projects
08.07.20 Engineering News Record announced its New England regional best projects, and LeMessurier engineered nearly a full third of all of the projects recognized!

Best Higher Education/Research: The University of Vermont STEM Complex
Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: Yale Science Building
Best K-12 Education: King Open / Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex
Best Renovation/Restoration: General Electric, North Point
Best Sports/Entertainment: TD Garden Expansion and Renovation

Image: Yale Science Building
Michael Gryniuk of LeMessurier will be a panelist on the RICS Insight Series “Measuring and reporting embodied carbon in built environment assets” on August 4 at 2PM.
08.04.20 Michael Gryniuk of LeMessurier will be a panelist on the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Insight Series “Measuring and reporting embodied carbon in built environment assets” on August 4 at 2PM. Michael serves as chair of the SEI (ASCE-Structural Engineering Institute) SE 2050 Committee which is developing a national SE 2050 Commitment Program to promote net zero carbon structural systems by 2050 and provide quantitative tracking demonstrating progress to that goal. To register for this free webinar check out the link here.




Dartmouth College set to open new Indoor Practice Facility
08.03.20 Dartmouth College is set to open the new 70,000-square-foot Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) . Designed by Sasaki Associates, the state of the art athletic facility features a 280-foot by 200-foot indoor turf field. The additional practice space provided by the IPF will primarily serve lacrosse, soccer, rugby, football, baseball and softball, which will free up space for other teams and intermural clubs at the Leverone Field House.