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Issue 20: Fall 2017

The warm summer days have come to an end and leaves are finding their way to the ground.  We have lot’s to get done before the outside temps drop too low and (dare we say it) the snow builds up!  …

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2017 Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference and Show

After presenting last year, CBI’s Founding Principal, Craig Barnes, P.E., SECB, was welcomed back to the 2017 Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference & Show in Kenner, LA which took place last week.  His presentation this year was titled “Lessons Learned in 30 …

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Issue 19: Winter 2017

We’re starting the New Year off right with staff promotions and keeping busy developing some great designs for new projects! Click here to read CBI’s Winter 2017 Newsletter.

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Issue 18: Autumn 2016

In this issue you can learn about how we designed the rigging for the relocation of a 10,000 pound, 1500-year-old mosaic. Read the entire Newsletter here.

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CBI at ABX 2016

CBI’s Founding Principal, Craig E. Barnes, P.E., will be part of a discussion on the rehabilitation of Boston’s Godfrey Hotel at ABX 2016.  Get all the info here.  

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Work at CBI

CBI Consulting Inc. is hiring! See the job descriptions below for details and contact information. Drafters Senior Architect  

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2016 Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference & Show

CBI’s Founding Principal, Craig Barnes, P.E., SECB, is attending the 2016 Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference & Show in Kenner, LA.  He is honored to give this year’s Annual Herbert J. Roussel, Jr. Memorial Presentation on “Repairs to Concrete Parking Structures: Past, …

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Issue 17: Summer 2016

In this Issue:  CBI is part of the team honored with the Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award, completed Owner’s Project Manager services at Tewksbury Town Hall, and Blog article on the historic restoration of the newly restored Godfrey Hotel in downtown …

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CBI Introduces Summer Hours

In celebration of summer we will be closing at 3pm on Friday between July 1st and Labor Day.  Our hours will be as usual Monday-Thursday between 8:30am-5pm.

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Issue 16: Spring 2016

In this Issue:  Blog article on that “magic goo” we use to try and fix problematic areas on buildings, new sports motif curtain wall completed at Barnstable High School & new employee spotlight. Read the Spring 2016 Newsletter here!

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Craig E. Barnes, P.E., SECB receives NCSEA Service Award

CBI’s Founding Principal, Craig E. Barnes, P.E., SECB was awarded the 2015 NCSEA Service Award at the NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit in Las Vegas in October. The full announcement, published in STRUCTURE Magazine’s September 2015 issue can be read here.

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Working in Haiti

After the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010, millions reached out to aid with the rescue, cleanup and rebuilding of Port-au-Prince and the affected surrounding areas.  Craig Barnes, P.E., CBI Consulting Inc.’s Founding Principal, spent two weeks in Port-au-Prince following …

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CBI Consulting Inc. adds Arno L. Skalski to its team

CBI Consulting Inc. adds Arno L. Skalski to its team BOSTON, MA, ISSUED AUGUST 6, 2014…Today CBI Consulting Inc. (www.cbiconsultinginc.com) announced that seasoned professional and Wentworth Institute of Technology graduate Arno L. Skalski, Assoc. A.I.A., LEED AP, of Billerica, Massachusetts, …

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Springfield Campanile Restoration

SPRINGFIELD — The city launched a $20 million fundraising effort on Friday for restoration of the historic Campanile tower at Court Square, saying the cost is greater than past estimates due to significant deterioration and corrosion over time. “Together, we can restore …

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Awakening Young Minds to Structural Engineering

CBI’s Founding Principal, Craig E. Barnes, P.E., SECB, and Operations Manager, Jennifer dos Santos, Assoc. A.I.A., MCPPO, visited a Massachusetts Elementary School to introduce them to structural engineering.   Read the full article that was published in STRUCTURE Magazine’s August …

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Springfield Campanile to Undergo Historic Restoration

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s iconic Campanile will be renovated to it’s original beauty. From sunrise to sunset, year after year, decade after decade. Springfield’s historic Campanile has stood as a symbol of the city’s past, and a guide to …

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Raising Money for Springfield Campanile Project

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) – A project to rejuvenate the crumbling Springfield Campanile was announced at City Hall Monday. The clock tower was built as part of the Springfield Municipal group in 1913. President William Howard Taft officiated the opening ceremonies …

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Vertical Turbines in an Urban Environment

In 2010, promoters and marketers agreed to construct a very visible power-generating project utilizing solar and wind in one of the busiest urban locations in the world – Times Square, New York.  The power generated from this installation would provide lighting …

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CBI Consulting Inc. promotes Mitchell H. Lowe, A.I.A.

CBI Consulting Inc. promotes Mitchell H. Lowe, AIA, NCARB, BD+C to Associate BOSTON, MA, ISSUED JANUARY 1, 2014…CBI Consulting Inc., a leading Boston-based architectural / engineering firm, announced today that Mitchell H. Lowe of Ipswich, MA has been promoted from …

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Raising the Bar

Long before structural engineering became a profession, even looking back to the master builder, structural engineers were covered under an umbrella over all trades.  Uniqueness was not demonstrated.  Somewhere in the planning of the great pyramids of Giza, there were …

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Floods Cheaper Than A Fix

NORTH ATTLEBORO – It would be cheaper to deal with the consequences of a flood at town hall than to install a basement drainage system, selectmen learned on Thursday. The town’s municipal building committee hired CBI Consulting to study the costs …

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Haiti – The Country That Time Has Left Behind

By Craig E. Barnes, P.E. SECB Following the January 12, 2010, earthquake, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) engaged Haitian consultants to observe and report on the condition of MSH leased properties in Haiti.  MSH subsequently approached CBI Consulting Inc. (CBI) to …

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Understanding A Lifelong Passion

Structural Engineering – Understanding a Lifelong Passion, published in STRUCTURE Magazine’s October 2008 issue.   Read the full article here:  Structural Engineering Understanding a Life Long Passion

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Issue 1: Winter 2011

In this issue: MSBC 8th Ed. New Structural Requirements for Roof/Snow Loads; Thermal Imaging/Infrared Surveying.   Read this article.

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