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Dan Bonardi Consulting Engineers - Recent Projects


New Student Union

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

A new 70,000 sf student center including a ballroom, book store, cafeteria and multi-purpose areas. Long-span trusses are used at the book store and ballroom to create large, column-free spaces. Rammed aggregate pier foundations were used in lieu piles for cost savings.

(Charles Rose Architects)

School of Nursing

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Massachusetts

The new school of nursing at Skinner Hall includes renovation of the existing 38,000 sf building and a new 12,000 sf addition. The addition includes a meeting room which cantilevers dramatically over a landscaped park below.

(Anshen+Allen, Architects)

Waverley Woods

Belmont, Massachusetts

A new wood-framed condominium development.

(Mostue Associates, Architects)

St. Polycarp’s Village

Somerville, Massachusetts

A new wood framed multi unit residential building with a Silver LEED rating. Wood framing originates from sustainable growth sources. The roof supports an extensive planted area and photovoltaic arrays. Rammed aggregate pier foundations were used in lieu piles for cost savings.

(Mostue Associates, Architects)

MBTA Government Center Station

Green Line Head House

Boston, Massachusetts

A proposed head house for the MBTA Government Center Station. The head house roof is completely suspended by stainless steel tension rods from five trussed towers. All vertical surfaces, including the towers, are glazed. The intent is to create an impression of transparency and lightness below a floating plane of structure. Dan Bonardi was the lead structural engineer for this project  while at Ove Arup and Partners. Dan Bonardi Consulting Engineers were retained as engineer of  record.

(Thomson Design Associates)

UV Phactory

New York, New York

Plywood was used to create a curved book case which doubles as a load-bearing wall for an elevated conference room.

(Andrew Guidry Architect)

MIT OurHouse

Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York

Professor Larry Sass of the Massachusetts Institute Technology designed a digital-age New Orleans shotgun style house for the MoMA exhibit ‘Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling’.  The building was digitally fabricated and constructed from plywood sheets cut with a laser router. All joints were friction-fitted and the entire structure was assembled with a rubber mallet. Except for foundation anchor bolts, no metal fasteners were used. Dan Bonardi Consulting Engineers completed the structural analysis  for this unique building.