Hill offers a full range of civil engineering and surveying services, including the use of satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) surveying tools. Our primary goal is to help you get your project built. To achieve this objective, we go beyond our traditional engineering and surveying services by guiding you through the increasingly complex and bureaucratic approval process established by regulatory agencies.
Civil/Survey Project Gallery
Deming Park Babe Ruth Field
Housatonic River PCB Cleanup
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mount Greylock Parkway
Civil Engineering Technology
Seekonk Road Embankment Repair
National Grid Warehouse
Comfort Station, Clarksburg State Forest
Ashmere LandingAshmere Landings is a 60-acre residential community development on Lake Ashmere in Hinsdale, MA. The project included a complete survey of the site, a half mile of roadway design, storm drain system, sanitary sewer system including pump stations. Site amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and community pavilion. Hill also provided architectural design of all the individual units. Permitting for this project included planning/zoning board reviews, conservation commission approval, DEP sewer extension permit and a MEPA review. Hill is currently involved with construction following and on-site construction layout for this project.
Deming Park Babe Ruth FieldThe Deming Park Baseball field had become degraded over the years due to over use and poor maintenance. The surface of the base paths and infield had become very uneven and made fielding the ball difficult. Hill designed a field that fit within the constraints of the park and the surrounding neighborhood, a top quality ball field that allows baseball to be played in a safe manner. A 50 foot high netting barrier was installed to protect neighbors from foul balls.
Housatonic River PCB CleanupThe Housatonic River in Pittsfield, MA was contaminated with PCBs from an abandoned electrical transformer plant. Two miles of the river have been cleaned-up through the removal of soils from the riverbed and excavation of the adjacent banks from one to nine feet in depth. Hill-Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc. worked as the on-site construction surveyor, completing initial topographic and hydrographic surveys. Hill staked cut depths for contaminant excavation, verified excavation depths, calculated volumes of material removed, and assisted with placement of clean fill and bank restoration.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts CenterAfter the Mahaiwe Theatre had undergone a complete interior restoration, the next requirement was to create an attractive and accessible front entrance. The access route is partially located on town property and leads up to the front doors. The theatre has a very active schedule of performances throughout the year, and the construction of the new access route could not interfere with event attendance. Hill provided a design that fit the historic character of the theatre and neighborhood, while meeting the accessibility regulations. The new granite and concrete entrance gives full access to all the front doors of the theatre, and allows for unimpeded pedestrian use of the sidewalk.
Mount Greylock ParkwayHill Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc. was involved in the two year project to reconstruct and widen the 14 mile access road to the summit of Mount Greylock. Our role was to monitor contractor work to ensure conformance to plans and specifications, evaluate materials for contract compliance, and certify quality of workmanship. Tasks also included maintaining coordination between the resident engineer, construction project manager, foreman, and as many as eight construction crews working over the 13.8 mile stretch of road.
Seekonk Road Embankment RepairThe 30-foot high embankment that supported a section of Seekonk Road in Great Barrington, MA failed. Portions of the road subsided down the slope toward Seekonk Brook. The road was too hazardous for vehicles and was closed by the town highway department. The brook and its banks were home to rare and endangered species, so the repair needed to be done in such a manner as to protect and enhance the habitat. In order to keep the embankment as natural as possible, the face was designed and constructed to support plant growth. It was not known if the soil in the area was of sufficient quality to be used to rebuild the embankment. A geotechnical analysis was completed to analyze the soil conditions and aided in the design of the mechanically stabilized slope. The goal of opening the road to traffic before winter was met. The slope now has vigorous plant growth and the runoff from the road is treated before entering the brook.
National Grid WarehouseAfter a gravel processing business ceased operation, Hill was hired to review the site for its potential as a new regional storage facility for National Grid. The design objectives were to meet federal, state and town permit requirements, minimize earthwork, preserve open space and wetlands, protect the aquifer, manage storm water, and provide traffic, site and storage yard visibility and efficiency. Hill designed the road, buildings and storage area to meet the client\'s requirements for transportation, storage and site security in an environmentally sensitive manner. The new facility now services three adjoining states and has increased company reliability and client service. In addition, the facility provides permanent open space and addresses all environmental and aesthetic concerns.