Chabot Engineering


Structural Engineering Services 

Investigation, Design, Analysis, Structural Contract Document

Ms. Cynthia L. Chabot, P.E. is an independent structural engineering consultant who works with owners, architects, engineers, and contractors to perform structural investigation, design and contract documents for residential and small commercial structures.  Some of her more recent projects include renovations to historic as well as modern buildings, design of new homes, bridges, investigation and design repairs of failed structures, and structural inspections of residential and commercial buildings.  

Prior to working independently, her experience spanned 12 years in all phases of structural engineering.  Varied work experiences with three reputable engineering firms include transportation corridors in Massachusetts, Maine, and Oklahoma.  She provided construction phase services for horizontal (bridges and tunnels) and vertical (buildings) construction, and bridge inspections for the states of Massachusetts and Maine.  

Ms. Chabot began the first 7 years of her structural engineering career with the management consultant joint venture Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff working on the Central Artery Tunnel Project, one of the largest civil works projects in the world where some of the most recent state-of-the-art structural engineering work has taken place.  When the engineering work on the project was complete, she continued her structural engineering career with Gannett Fleming then with HNTB in Boston.  After 12 years of working for prestigious firms, she began her own consulting structural engineering firm to pursue her personal interests in the field of structural engineering.  The projects that she has worked on include:

Ms. Chabot is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Civil Engineer Technology/Structural emphasis (1989).  As she worked, she pursued another engineering degree in the evenings at Northeastern University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering/Structural emphasis (1994).  She is licensed as a structural engineer in Massachusetts (1996) and Vermont (2001).  

Ms. Chabot participates in numerous professional societies including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES), and the Boston Society of Architects Historical Resources Committee in an effort to remain abreast of the most current technologies and research in her field.  She attends lectures and seminars on numerous topics in structural engineering.  She has written several papers on the automation of design as well as other topics of interest to engineers.  She is Editorial Subcommittee Chair for the BSCES Journal of Civil Engineering Practice.  She is task leader on the topic of Value Based Compensation on the SEI Business and Professional Activities Division, Business Practice Committee.  A recent article published in the June 2002 issue of Structure Magazine discussed Value Based Compensation. She has also served on the committee working jointly with the architectural community on development of guidelines for the Massachusetts State Building Inspectors for the inspection of drawings for proper stamping. She received the BSCES President’s Award in 1997 and the BSCES Clemens Herschel Award in 1998.

Last updated 3/5/05