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Featured Projects

Nothing tells our story better than our work. We’re proud that DGT’s stamp of quality surveying and engineering services can be seen on many of the most important and iconic projects in Boston and the surrounding communities.

Commercial
Institutional
Municipal
Residential
Transportation
Education

Featured Projects

Nothing tells our story better than our work. We’re proud that DGT’s stamp of quality surveying and engineering services can be seen on many of the most important and iconic projects in Boston and the surrounding communities.

Commercial
Institutional
Municipal
Residential
Transportation
Education

Fenway-Boylston Corridor Development

Commercial Development

Since 1998, DGT Associates has provided comprehensive survey support services for a series of commercial development projects in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood – including Pierce Boston, Van Ness, 1330 Boylston and Fenway Triangle Trilogy.

DGT is the area’s go-to surveyor for numerous developers, construction managers, civil engineers, attorneys and project consultants. Transforming various under-utilized industrial sites into vibrant mixed-use properties required DGT’s expertise at every stage. From researching land ownership histories to establishing building control grids to creation of vertical subdivision plans, DGT has met the complex needs of these ambitious projects.

  • Existing Conditions Surveys
  • Planned Development Area (PDA) Plans
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Building Permit Plans
  • “Vertical Subdivision” Plans
  • Construction Layout Surveys and As-Built Surveys
  • 3D Laser Scanning

Fenway-Boylston Corridor Development

Commercial Development

Since 1998, DGT Associates has provided comprehensive survey support services for a series of commercial development projects in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood – including Pierce Boston, Van Ness, 1330 Boylston and Fenway Triangle Trilogy.

DGT is the area’s go-to surveyor for numerous developers, construction managers, civil engineers, attorneys and project consultants. Transforming various under-utilized industrial sites into vibrant mixed-use properties required DGT’s expertise at every stage. From researching land ownership histories to establishing building control grids to creation of vertical subdivision plans, DGT has met the complex needs of these ambitious projects.

  • Existing Conditions Surveys
  • Planned Development Area (PDA) Plans
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Building Permit Plans
  • “Vertical Subdivision” Plans
  • Construction Layout Surveys and As-Built Surveys
  • 3D Laser Scanning

Institute of Contemporary Art – Boston Seaport

Institutional / Community Development

Starting with original site surveys by our legacy firm Gunther Engineering, DGT Associates has played in an integral role in the creation of this iconic new cultural center in Boston’s burgeoning Seaport neighborhood. DGT has provided a full spectrum of construction support, layout and as-built surveys. And as the site is a vital waterfront location, DGT has further assisted with multiple city, state and federally required regulatory filings, including sea level rise reporting, Massachusetts Chapter 91 Public Waterfront Act compliance, FEMA Flood Elevation Surveys and environmental Order of Conditions Surveys.

  • Construction Support
  • Construction Layout
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Permit Surveys
  • Chapter 91 Waterway Survey
  • Order of Conditions Survey
  • FEMA Flood Elevation Survey

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Institutional

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey Island is one of the oldest continuously operated Navy facilities in the US. Its history began in the 1800s with emphasis on building wooden vessels, and today the base focuses on the repair and refurbishment of highly classified nuclear vessels.

As with older Department of Defense facilities, the need to rebuild, repair and construct new infrastructure is ongoing. However, excavation and construction on older facilities military installations always carry a higher risk of surprise discoveries underground. Additionally, prevention of any interruption of services to the contractors and military personnel working is vital.

On a recent housing and new pipeline construction project on base, DGT was contracted to perform a subsurface investigation using geophysical technologies such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic Induction (EMI)  in conformance with ASCE 38-02 guidelines. The survey results were plotted on a CAD file for the constructors to mitigate risk and damage to underground facilities in development.

  • Subsurface Utility Engineering/Mapping to ASCE 38-02 Standard Of Care
  • Non-destructive- remote sensing subsurface investigation technologies
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Surveys and other shallow geophysical investigations
  • Electro-Magnetic line detection and tracing
  • Utility Mapping in BIM/Revit and 2D/3D CAD

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Institutional

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey Island is one of the oldest continuously operated Navy facilities in the US. Its history began in the 1800s with emphasis on building wooden vessels, and today the base focuses on the repair and refurbishment of highly classified nuclear vessels.

As with older Department of Defense facilities, the need to rebuild, repair and construct new infrastructure is ongoing. However, excavation and construction on older facilities military installations always carry a higher risk of surprise discoveries underground. Additionally, prevention of any interruption of services to the contractors and military personnel working is vital.

On a recent housing and new pipeline construction project on base, DGT was contracted to perform a subsurface investigation using geophysical technologies such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic Induction (EMI)  in conformance with ASCE 38-02 guidelines. The survey results were plotted on a CAD file for the constructors to mitigate risk and damage to underground facilities in development.

  • Subsurface Utility Engineering/Mapping to ASCE 38-02 Standard Of Care
  • Non-destructive- remote sensing subsurface investigation technologies
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Surveys and other shallow geophysical investigations
  • Electro-Magnetic line detection and tracing
  • Utility Mapping in BIM/Revit and 2D/3D CAD

Estabrook Elementary School

Municipal / Education

Faced with the needs of a growing student population, the Town of Lexington embarked on an ambitious school modernization plan for the 500-student, K-5 Estabrook Elementary School. The DGT Associates engineering team based in Framingham (formerly Schofield Bros.) provided extensive environmental, site and construction monitoring services for the $43-million, 92,000-square-foot new build of school and related improvements including new athletic fields, play areas, parking lots and driveways.

  • Site/Civil Engineering and Design
  • Construction Specifications & Monitoring
  • Wetlands Resource Area Delineation
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
  • Erosion Control Planning

UnionPoint – Weymouth

SITE Re-Development

UnionPoint is the multi-phase redevelopment of the 1,400-acre former South Weymouth Naval Air Station straddling the South Shore towns of Weymouth, Rockland and Abington. The project will create a new community based on innovative “smart city” ideas on place making and urban technology. Starting in 2017, DGT Associates launched its work to map the entire site’s complex network of subsurface utility lines. With both high-tech solutions and dogged research, DGT has met the challenge created by incomplete records from decades of military and industrial building and redevelopment across the site.

  • Subsurface Utility Mapping/Engineering (SUM/SUE)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Survey Control
  • Historic Facility Utilities Analysis
  • Utility Location with state-of-the-art instrumentation including Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Project-wide Digital Utility Atlas

UnionPoint – Weymouth

SITE Re-Development

UnionPoint is the multi-phase redevelopment of the 1,400-acre former South Weymouth Naval Air Station straddling the South Shore towns of Weymouth, Rockland and Abington. The project will create a new community based on innovative “smart city” ideas on place making and urban technology. Starting in 2017, DGT Associates launched its work to map the entire site’s complex network of subsurface utility lines. With both high-tech solutions and dogged research, DGT has met the challenge created by incomplete records from decades of military and industrial building and redevelopment across the site.

  • Subsurface Utility Mapping/Engineering (SUM/SUE)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Survey Control
  • Historic Facility Utilities Analysis
  • Utility Location with state-of-the-art instrumentation including Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Project-wide Digital Utility Atlas

Dudley Brook Preserve – Sudbury

Residential Development

For this unique and innovative active adult, 55-plus community project, DGT Associates provided numerous engineering and survey services in partnership with an award-winning residential developer. Nestled in the woods of Sudbury, the development of the 26 townhouse condominiums required extensive environmental planning and permitting. DGT’s site engineering and design beautifully preserves the natural elements of the 19-acre property and created sensitive and beneficial connections to, and utilizations of, adjacent woodland conversation lands and trails.

  • Site/Civil Planning, Engineering & Design
  • Site Topographic Survey
  • Sewage Treatment & Disposal System Design
  • Wetlands Resource Area Delineation
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
  • Erosion Control Planning
  • Environmental Planning

Logan Airport Modernization

Municipal / Transportation

Trusted for both “landside” and “airside” projects, DGT Associates has been a partner in modernizing Boston’s air transportation hub for nearly 20 years. We’ve provided subsurface utility mapping for airfield improvements, ongoing deformation monitoring for settlement levels and construction support for the Hilton Hotel and Terminal A projects, among many other capital improvement projects. We’ve even done the surveys to properly paint the lines that guide taxing aircraft. We take great pride in the public trust of helping travelers stay safe at the New England’s most important airport.

  • Subsurface Utility Mapping/Engineering (SUM/SUE)
  • Deformation Monitoring
  • Construction Support & Control
  • Construction Layout
  • Roadway Mapping

Logan Airport Modernization

Municipal / Transportation

Trusted for both “landside” and “airside” projects, DGT Associates has been a partner in modernizing Boston’s air transportation hub for nearly 20 years. We’ve provided subsurface utility mapping for airfield improvements, ongoing deformation monitoring for settlement levels and construction support for the Hilton Hotel and Terminal A projects, among many other capital improvement projects. We’ve even done the surveys to properly paint the lines that guide taxing aircraft. We take great pride in the public trust of helping travelers stay safe at the New England’s most important airport.

  • Subsurface Utility Mapping/Engineering (SUM/SUE)
  • Deformation Monitoring
  • Construction Support & Control
  • Construction Layout
  • Roadway Mapping

Harvard Business School Campus Mapping

Higher Education

On its ever-evolving Allston campus, DGT Associates has been a constant partner in fulfilling the long-term mission and vision of the Harvard Business School. From our earliest predecessor firms, Aspinwall & Lincoln to William S. Crocker to Gunther Engineering, DGT has assisted the Harvard’s facility managers and numerous architects, construction managers and civil engineers through our rich archives on the area and our ongoing site work. The work continues today with extensive 3D structural mapping, utility tunnel surveys and construction support and permitting.

  • 3D Mapping
  • Subsurface Utility Mapping/Engineering (SUM/SUE)
  • Property Boundary Surveys
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Construction Support
  • Construction Layout
  • Title Search & History
  • Building Permits
  • Utility Tunnel Surveys

UMass “Mass Timber”

Higher Education

At 87,500 square feet, the John W. Olver Design Building at The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the largest and most technologically advanced modern academic wood structure in the United States. Utilizing a mass timber construction technique, the building features exposed glulam columns, beams and braces and cross-laminated timber (CLT) interior.

Mass timber is a construction technique that promotes sustainability and depends less on emissions-intensive materials. In addition to innovative the timber structure, the Olver building’s wood-concrete composite floor system is the first in the U.S. of its kind and based on technology researched at UMass by the interdisciplinary architecture, building and construction program, now housed in the building. The inherent and unique challenges of these materials are larger-than-usual building movements during the construction phase.

DGT was on site from 2015-2017 providing construction survey support to Suffolk Construction. Our task, successfully executed, was to maintain rigorous building line-and-grade during the erection process and pouring of the concrete floors.

  • Building and Site Work Control
  • Construction Layout

UMass “Mass Timber”

Higher Education

At 87,500 square feet, the John W. Olver Design Building at The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the largest and most technologically advanced modern academic wood structure in the United States. Utilizing a mass timber construction technique, the building features exposed glulam columns, beams and braces and cross-laminated timber (CLT) interior.

Mass timber is a construction technique that promotes sustainability and depends less on emissions-intensive materials. In addition to innovative the timber structure, the Olver building’s wood-concrete composite floor system is the first in the U.S. of its kind and based on technology researched at UMass by the interdisciplinary architecture, building and construction program, now housed in the building. The inherent and unique challenges of these materials are larger-than-usual building movements during the construction phase.

DGT was on site from 2015-2017 providing construction survey support to Suffolk Construction. Our task, successfully executed, was to maintain rigorous building line-and-grade during the erection process and pouring of the concrete floors.

  • Building and Site Work Control
  • Construction Layout
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