Join Sanborn Head’s Kevin Stetson, PE as he moderates a panel discussion called, Critical Planning for Projects in Congested Urban Settings at this year’s ABX|Architecture Boston Expo®. 

Wednesday, December 2 –  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
AIA Credits: 1.5 AIA LUs/HSW
HSW Credits: 1.5 AIA LUs/HSW

Earn AIA credits while participating in this live virtual panel presentation on Wednesday, December 2 starting at 2 p.m.  The panel includes industry experts, and owners discussing the many lessons learned while managing construction projects in the heart of urban Boston.  There will be discussion on how to best manage adjacent historic buildings on shallow foundations, contaminated urban fill, and groundwater issues.  Participants will gain ideas on how to balance essential project needs with costs while selecting the most appropriate foundation design. 


  1. Recognize how to pick the appropriate foundation system for your project.

  2. Demonstrate the importance and process of knowing your site and neighbors well.

  3. Determine what critical project driven needs impact decisions on appropriate excavation support.

  4. Describe the owners process in determining final foundation system and path forward.


Kevin Stetson, PE – Sr. Vice President and Geotechnical Engineering Expert
Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc., Westford, MA

Tom Burke – Sr. Vice President and Construction Project Executive
Cranshaw Construction, Newton Lower Falls, MA

David Gillespie – Vice President of Development
AvalonBay Communities, Inc., Boston, MA

Robert Bailey – Sr. Real Estate Asset Manager
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

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