Gately Duplex Retaining Wall, Pine Street, Woburn, MA
Scope of Services
In accordance with the Massachusetts Building Code, SFC Engineering Partnership, Inc., (SFC) provided engineering services for the construction of a retaining wall for a duplex in Woburn, MA.
A developer was planning to build a duplex on a vacant lot in Woburn, MA. The lot sloped very steeply down from the street to wetlands in the back of the lot. This required that a large retaining wall be constructed. The retaining wall was 165 feet long and up to 21 feet high. The developer decided to go with a large Redi-Rock block for the wall, and selected Michie Corporation to provide the blocks. SFC worked with Michie to design the MSE wall.
For this project SFC prepared a construction control affidavit, observed the construction on a periodic basis and prepared a final report for the construction. SFC also conducted multiple site visits, keeping in contact with the contractor.