Richard J. Driscoll, Consulting Engineer offers a holistic approach to specialty foundation engineering and can assist specialty foundation contractors to solve a variety of construction problems.
In eastern Massachusetts, historic town centers, trolly suburbs and urban infill development radiate from the ‘hub’ that is Boston. The development density in the region varies widely and existing construction is highly diverse in terms of type and age. Richard J. Driscoll, Consulting Engineer (RJDCE) specializes in solving the technical and risk management challenges of […]
Construction in New York City is characterized by the difficulties of building in a dense urban environment. Richard J. Driscoll, Consulting Engineer (RJDCE) specializes in solving the technical and risk management challenges that must be overcome to successfully interface new construction to an urban site.
Having projects in the urban environment representing a large proportion of my career experience, I am always a little surprised when I encounter design professionals and contractors who do not fully appreciate the challenges and constraints associated with building on urban sites. While a lot of design professionals, contractors and other stakeholders have urban project […]
An environmental consultant I know once showed me a photograph of a deep excavation he had visited on a site tour. The excavation had required underpinning of a couple of brick, bearing wall buildings on the lot lines. Underpinning is the term applied to a variety of methods used to resupport a structure’s foundation, usually to […]