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1970 - 2017
Serving the Eastern United States for 47 Years!

Welcome to Pare Corporation.

As a multidisciplinary firm of engineers, planners, environmental and wetland scientists, GIS specialists, and regulatory permitting specialists, our clients depend on us to help them work through the anxieties of the design and permitting process while sharing their sense of urgency.

In addition to the traditional engineering and planning projects you would expect to find as you look through these pages (roads, bridges, site design, infrastructure), you will find projects and experience featuring sustainable and low-impact development, smart growth planning, and LEED documentation for “Green” building certification.

Pare has been serving the needs of public and private clients throughout New England and the Eastern United States for more than four-and-a-half decades.

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Featured Project
G&W (formerly P&W) Railroad Bridge No. 35.29 crossing the Blackstone River, Sutton, MA

Pare has been providing consulting engineering services to the Providence & Worcester (now the Genesee & Wyoming) Railroad Company since 1974.  As part of these ongoing services, Pare designed replacement structures for Bridge No. 35.29 in Sutton, MA. 

Originally constructed in 1903 to carry the rail line over the Blackstone River, the 100-foot, two-span through-girder bridge was supported on 20-foot high granite block abutments and a center stone pier.  Additional timber piers were added to the center pier in the 1950's following storm surge damage from a hurricane.  However, the bridge had load carrying deficiencies and the added timber piers created maintenance issues.

The replacement structure is a single-span through-plate girder supported on modified stone abutments.  The abutment foundations, because of their height and slenderness, required reinforcing with sheet pile-lagged retaining walls placed behind the existing structures to limit the loads from the Cooper E 80 design loads.  The new single-span structure eliminated the maintenance issues of the center pier; however, the pier was left in place to reduce demolition costs and environmental impacts.  Pare designed the replacement structure to allow for accelerated bridge construction that limited track closure to a single 4-day outage. 

This video, captured by aerial drone, shows a train with ethanol tankers crossing the completed bridge in November of 2016.

 

 

News
Project Update – Durfee HS, Fall River, MA

Pare has been working with longtime partner Ai3 Architects on feasibility studies and preliminary design for a new Durfee High School, which will replace the existing high school in Fall River, MA.  The proposed 2,500-student school will be the largest school project ever overseen by the Massachusetts School Building Authority.  Pare looked at four potential sites for the new school, but recommended reuse of the school’s existing Elsbree Street site due to space limitations and environmental concerns on the other sites.  Full design development will commence soon and—with approvals from MSBA and a positive vote in a special election by Fall River voters—groundbreaking for the project is anticipated for May 2019 with the goal of school opening in September 2022.   The Herald News recently published a project update which you can read here. Pare’s Senior Engineer Lindsey Machamer was photographed performing the initial soil evaluation as test pits were dug at the Elsbree Street site.  Click here to view the article on the Herald News website.