Investigation, Design, Analysis, Structural
Ms. Cynthia L.
Chabot, P.E. is an independent structural engineering consultant
who works with owners, architects, engineers, and contractors to
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
bridges, investigation and design repairs of failed structures, and
inspections of residential and commercial buildings.
Prior to working independently, her experience spanned 12 years in all
of structural engineering. Varied work experiences with three
engineering firms include transportation corridors in Massachusetts,
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
the management consultant joint venture Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff
the Central Artery Tunnel Project, one of the largest civil works
the world where some of the most recent state-of-the-art structural
work has taken place. When the engineering work on the project
complete, she continued her structural engineering career with Gannett
then with HNTB in Boston. After 12 years of working for
firms, she began her own consulting structural engineering firm to
personal interests in the field of structural engineering. The
that she has worked on include:
- Design and
drawings to raise a floor in a one-hundred-year-old two-story wood home
in Bedford, Massachusetts,
- Design and
drawings for two new four-story wood structures as Best Western hotels
in Saugus, Massachusetts,
rating and report for the Ashland Town Hall for potential future
and reported on construction errors for new homes in Hopedale and
- Investigate and
design carrying beam for mis-constructed penthouse on a Boston Back Bay
- Design mat slab
foundation for a baseball dugout at University of Massachusetts in
foundation for 80 foot and 90 foot sports stadium light poles at Boston
investigation of one-story masonry structure adjacent to highway tunnel
portal in East Boston
and repair of elevated structural concrete slab for a homeowner’s garage
- Bridge for
Wellesley College Nehoiden Golf Course - a 70 foot light vehicle and
- High-end new
house in Weston to include hip roofs and turrets with large span
- Peer review for
the Watertown Arsenal Arts Center theatre.
- Floor rating
for an existing commercial warehouse turned office building in Stoneham.
- Designs for
existing houses for additions and large open spaces.
Commuter Rail Reconstruction for ADA requirements. Work included
the design of a precast deck mini high-platform supported by
cast-in-place piers along with the steel canopy supported by
cast-in-place piers. Work also included support for construction
extension at the Interchange 1 toll plaza for the Massachusetts
Turnpike Authority. Work included the repair of a steel canopy
damaged by a vehicular collision. Work also included the
extension of the existing canopy.
inspections as part of the Massachusetts State Complex Bridge
Saugus River Rt. 107;
- Boston, Summer
- Boston, I-93
- Maine Turnpike
- Captain Thomas
Rd.; new 2-span steel girder bridge supported by cantilever abutments.
- Holmes Rd., new
2-span precast bulb-tees bridge supported by pile stub abutments;
- Mousam River
Mainline; 3-span 330' steel girder bridge supported by stub abutments.
- Old Portland
Rd., 4-span steel bridge raising & redecking;
Rd., 4-span steel bridge redecking.
Turnpike Broken Arrow South Loop. This work consisted of
15-bridges in two construction contracts. The bridges were
predominantly dual 3-span structures including two ramp bridges and
four 4-span bridges. The bridge design consisted of concrete deck
on prestressed concrete AASHTO Type II, III, IV and PCI bulb-tees
utilizing integral and stub abutment bridges.
Highway Department's Footprint Bridge program:
Massachusetts. A precast-prestressed superstructure.
Massachusetts. A 120' 3-span bridge.
Avenue Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts; superstructure design as part of
the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. A 7-span precast-prestressed
multi-box beam superstructure.
- UMass Lowell
wood salt storage shed.
- Barnstable DPW
prefabricated metal building design for a garage maintenance facility.
- Winthrop water
storage tank investigation for structural seismic compatibility.
Artery/Tunnel Project contracts D015A, D017A, D018A, D019E and D019B
preliminary design for concrete cut-and-cover tunnels. Contract
D009B final design for concrete cut-and-cover tunnels.
Ms. Chabot is a
graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology
with a B.S. in Civil Engineer Technology/Structural emphasis
she worked, she pursued another engineering degree in the evenings at
Northeastern University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering/Structural
(1994). She is licensed as a structural engineer in Massachusetts
and Vermont (2001).
Ms. Chabot participates in numerous professional societies including
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Structural Engineering
Institute (SEI), the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES), and the
Society of Architects Historical Resources Committee in an effort to
abreast of the most current technologies and research in her
attends lectures and seminars on numerous topics in structural
engineering. She has written several papers on the automation of
as well as other topics of interest to engineers. She is
Subcommittee Chair for the BSCES Journal of Civil Engineering
She is task leader on the topic of Value Based Compensation on
Business and Professional Activities Division, Business Practice
A recent article published in the June 2002 issue of Structure Magazine
Based Compensation. She has also served on the committee working
with the architectural community on development of guidelines for the
State Building Inspectors for the inspection of drawings for proper
She received the BSCES President’s Award in 1997 and the BSCES Clemens
Award in 1998.