January 4, 2017

ENR New England Best Project Awarded to Geosyntec

The Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Project in Tewksbury, Massachusetts was named 2016's Best Project in the Water/Environment Category by Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England on December 8, 2016.

The award was presented at a breakfast banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Boston, Massachusetts. Geosyntec's Scott Luettich, Steven Poirier, and Michael Paonessa joined representatives from Charter to accept the award.

This year's panel of industry judges reviewed and discussed 20 projects located throughout New England and evaluated each project on the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribute to the industry and community, achieve safety goals, and demonstrate quality in construction and design.

Geosyntec designed the overall project remedy and provided construction monitoring and construction quality assurance services. Our teaming partner, Charter Contracting Company, was the project's general contractor.

The Sutton Brook Disposal Area was an inactive unlined landfill divided into two lobes by Sutton Brook that included a 40-acre landfill, a former drum disposal area, and contaminated sediments in the brook. Geosyntec's remedy included soil and waste consolidation under a RCRA cap, a subsurface soil-bentonite wall to prevent contaminants from entering Sutton Brook, and a groundwater extraction system that discharges to the local sewer system.

We developed the site-wide remedy on a fast-track schedule and worked to have U.S. EPA accept revised cleanup criteria that reduced the volume of contaminated soils and waste to be excavated, translating to cost savings during construction. Through our team's efforts on the design and construction monitoring, we helped to substantially complete construction in eight fewer months and for considerably less than the Record of Decision estimated.

More Information

For more information regarding the award, visit: ENR New England
For more information about the award or the Sutton Brook project, contact Steve Poirier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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