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Brian Brenner, P.E.
Professor of Practice, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate, Fay Spofford & Thorndike

Publications–Texts

Don't Throw This Away! The Civil Engineering Life, ASCE Press, Reston VA, October 2006.

Bridginess, ASCE Press, Reston VA, October 2009.

Too Much Information, ASCE Press, Reston VA, planned for late fall 2014.

Publications–Engineering Blog

Crossing That Bridge When We Come To It, Engineering News Record, www.enr.com

Publications–Papers

"Automating Design of Boston's Artery", in Civil Engineering, June 1989.

"The Automated Underground: Computer‑Aided Design of Boston's Central Artery Project" (with Martin Hawkes), in Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, March 1990.

"COGO PC‑Plus Review", in CE Computing Review, August 1989.

"Computer‑Aided Construction Planning for Boston's Central Artery" in Proceedings, National Transportation Research Board, January, 1990

"Gaining Experience in the Computer Age", in the proceedings of the National Forum on Education and Continuing Development for the Civil Engineer, April 1990.

"Ethical Engineering Practice and Creativity: Educating Younger Engineers in a Computer Society", in Civil Engineering Practice, Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall, 1990.

"A Possible Paradigm" (with Thom Neff), in Civil Engineering, October 1990.

"SMART TUNNEL: Automated Analysis and Design of Cut‑and‑Cover Tunnels" (with Cynthia Gagnon), in Proceedings, 8th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering.

"Automated Generation of Analysis Models for Cut‑and‑Cover Tunnels" (with Cynthia Gagnon) in Proceedings, Seventh Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, May, 1991

"SMART Tunnel" (with Sam S.C. Liao and Cynthia Gagnon) in Proceedings, ASCE Geotechnical Conference, June 1991

"Layout Geometry for Boston's Central Artery Useful for Cut‑and‑Cover Tunnels Elsewhere", in Highway Highlights, Parsons Brinckerhoff highway technology newsletter, 1991.

"A Customized CADD Translator" (With Cynthia Gagnon), in Proceedings, 9th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering.

"Is it Ethical to Profit from Engineering Work Arising from Natural or Manmade Disasters?", submitted to BSCE for national Mead paper competition, ASCE, November 1991.

"Boston Underground: The Central Artery/Tunnel Project" (With Jeff Brunetti and Stanko Bubanja) in World Tunneling, January 1992.

"ASG COGO Review" (With Dennis Njuguna) in CE Computing Review, March 1992.

"Central Artery Air Rights Design" (With Paul Moyer) in Proceedings, The Future of the Underground Industry in North America, October 1992

"Trouble in Computer Paradise" in PC Trans, Spring 1992. Reprinted in CE Computing Review, August 1992, Volume 4, Number 8.

"Underground Design: Boston Central Artery" in the North American Edition of Global Review of Underground Space published by the American Underground Space Association

"Generated CADD Tunnels" (with Cynthia Gagnon) in Proceedings, Second Canadian Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, August, 1992

"Glueware" (with Cynthia Gagnon) in Proceedings, Eighth Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, June, 1992

Discussion of paper #2664‑EI‑1, "Aspects of Virtual Master Builder", published in the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, July 1992.

Discussion of paper #3441, "Use of Knowledge Graphs to Formalize Decisions in Preserving Pavements", in the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, October 1993.

"A Finite‑Element Model of Staged Construction for a Cut‑and‑Cover Tunnel" (with Martin Hawkes) in Proceedings, Fifth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, June 1993.

"Managing the Impacts of Ground Movement in Urban Tunneling" (with Dave Druss and Beatrice Nessen) in Proceedings, the International Conference on Transportation Facilities Through Difficult Terrain, August 1993.

"Design of Deep Foundations for Cut‑and‑Cover Tunnels" (with Cindy Gagnon and C.K. Shah), in Proceedings, International Conference on Design and Construction of Deep Foundations, Orlando, Florida, November 1994.

"Quick Checks for Structural Computer Analysis" (With Cindy Gagnon and C.K. Shah) in Proceedings, First Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Washington, D.C. June 20-22, 1994

"Reconstruction of the Dewey Square Tunnel" (With Dincer Akyali and Paul Moyer) in Proceedings, 1994 ASCE Materials Engineering Conference, Infrastructure: New Materials and Methods for Repair.

"Tunnel School" (With Rich O'Brien) in the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, October 1994.

"Innovation and Research in U.S. Tunneling" (With Herbert Einstein) in Civil Engineering for Urban Development and Renewal, Proceedings of 80th Anniversary Conference of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers ,199-220.

Discussion of Paper #5420, "Effective Teaching Using Seminotes" in Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, April 1995.

Discussion of Paper #8118, "Reengineering Infrastructure Research" Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice

"Reconstruction of the Dewey Square Tunnel" (With Dincer Akyali and Paul Moyer) in Proceedings, 1995 ASCE Structures Congress, April 1995

"Analysis of Central Artery Tunnel Slurry Walls (With Jeff Brunetti and Prabir Das) in Proceedings, 1995 ASCE Structures Congress, April 1995

"Cut-and-Cover Tunnels with Steel Framing" (with Dave Bacon) in Steel Construction, American Institute of Steel Construction, October 1995

"Reconstruction of the Aquarium Station" (With Steve Highfill, and C.K. Shah) in Proceedings, National Transportation Research Board, January 1996

"Central Artery Utility Crossings" in Proceedings, Pipeline Crossings 1996, June 1996

Discussion of paper #9008, "Multimedia-Based Instruction in Engineering Education: Strategy" Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice

"Just One More Boring, and We'll Know for Sure!" (With Sam Liao, Thom Neff and Dave Druss) in Proceedings, Uncertainty in the Geologic Environment, 1996.

"The Dying of the Trees: The Pandemic in America's Forests", book review in Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, July 1996

"Analysis of SPTC Walls on the Central Artery/Tunnel" (with Valery Gelfer) in Proceedings, 1997 ASCE Structures Congress

"Future Air Rights Development Above Cut-and-Cover Tunnels" (with Dan Wood and Robert Valenti) in Proceedings, 1998 Transportation Research Board

"Low Head Room Slurry Wall Construction" in Proceedings, 1998 Transportation Research Board

"Underpinning of Red Line South Station" (with Brij Goyal, Prabir Das, C.K. Shah and Daniel Wood) in Proceedings, North American Tunneling '98

"Utilization of Space Above CA/T Tunnel in Downtown Boston" (with Brij Goyal, Daniel Wood and C.K. Shah) in Proceedings, North American Tunneling '98

"Construction Ground Movement Impacts on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project" (with Huang Ni, and David Druss) in Proceedings, Geocon 1998

"Don't Throw this Away!" in Engineering News Record, November 9, 1998.

Review of "Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology" in the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Volume 125, Issue 1, pp. 29-30 (January 1999)

Review of "The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape" in the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Volume 125, Issue 2, p. 68 (April 1999)

"Design and Management for Underground Uncertainty on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project" (with Thom Neff) in Proceedings, North American Tunneling '00, June 2000

"Boston Transportation Corridors Underground" (with Cindy Chabot and Trent Parkhill) in Proceedings, North American Tunneling '00 June 2000

"Polymer and Bentonite Slurry on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project: Lessons Learned" (with Dave Bacon, Prabir Das, Lisa Grebner and Stathis Payiatakis) in Proceedings, North American Tunneling '00 June 2000

"Cut and Cover Tunnels" (with Birger Schmidt, Christian Ingerslev and Joe Wang) in The Structural Engineering Handbook, Chapter 15B CRC Press, October 2000.

"Learning about Engineering with the West Point Bridge Designer" a section of a book prepared by PB for West Point Military Academy for a design contest as part of their 150 year anniversary.

"Slurry Walls and the Maze Below", Chapter 7 in The Big Dig, by Dan McNichol, Silver Lining Books, 2000.

"Government Installations" (With Nick Timpko), Section 13.1 in Facilities Engineering and Management Handbook, edited by Paul Smith, Annand Seth, Roger Wessel, David Stymiest, William Porter and mark Neitlich, McGraw Hill 2000.

"The Leonard Zakim Bridge" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2000 Volume 15, #2

"The Discovery of Pluto" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/Summer 2001 Volume 16, #1

"Providence" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2001 Volume 16, #2

"Smart Growth Strategies for New England" (With Cynthia Chabot) in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2000 Volume 15, #2

"An Innovative VECP on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project" (With Lisa Grebner, and Yousef Alostaz) in Proceedings, Deep Foundations Conference, 2002

"Life Insurance " in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, July 2002, Volume 2 #3

"The Last Game at Foxboro" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/Summer 2002 Volume 17, #1

"Construction Phase Issues" [Chapter 10] (With Alistair Biggart, John Hawley and John Townsend) in Design-Build Subsurface Projects, edited by Gary Brierly and David Hatem, Zeni House Books/ American Underground Construction Association, 2002.

"Conceptual Design of Underground Space on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (with William Lindemulder) in Proceedings, North American Tunneling Conference, May 2002

"First Class" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2002, Volume 2 #4

"Design For Construction Mitigation On The Central Artery/Tunnel Project" (with Erich Thalheimer, Guido Schattanek, Dave Druss and Gail Scott) in Proceedings, Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, June 2002

"The Way Things Are" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2003, Volume 3 #1

"Lessons Learned for Practicing Engineers Who Teach" (with Gary Krause) in Proceedings, International Conference on Engineering Education, College Station TX, February 2003

"Construction Means and Methods: Evaluating Impacts on the Final Design" (With Jonathan Hren, Lisa Grebner, and Reggie Holt) in Proceedings, 2003 Structures Congress, June 2003

"Spectacle Island" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Spring/Summer 2003, Volume 17, #1

"Raising the Bar" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2003, Volume 3 #4

"The Ronald Reagan Room" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2004, Volume 4 #1

"Engineering Fashions" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2003 Volume 17, #2

"My New Cell Phone" in Tufts Journal, March 2004, Volume 25 #6

Interview with Doug Foy, Smart Growth, in BSCES News, April 2004, Volume 27 #8

"Opryland" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, April 2004, Volume 4 #2

"One Last Mission for the Old Central Artery" (With Masoud Sanayei and Erin Bell) in Tufts Journal, May 2004, Volume 25 #8

"The Lonely Lane" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/Summer 2004 Volume 18, #1

"Professor of Practice" in Proceedings, Integrating Practice into Engineering Education, October 2004

"Build It and They Will Come", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2004, Volume 4 #4

"Brian's Bridges" in Tufts Journal, Volume 26, Number 2, October 2004

"The Road Not Built", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2005, Volume 5 #1

"Mass MOCA and the Hoosac Tunnel" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2005 Volume 19, #2

"Who Likes the Chocolate" in Tufts Journal, Volume 26, Number 6, March 2005

"Driving to Work", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, April 2005, Volume 5 #2

"The Trail Ridge Road", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, July 2005, Volume 5 #3

"Evaluation of Highway Bridge Strength Considering Parapets," (with Dave Lattanzi, Erin Santini-Bell, and Masoud Sanayei, in Bridge Structures, September 2005, Volume 1 #3.

"Buildable Bridge Models" (with Aaron Levine and Cindy Tran) in BSCES Newsletter, November 2005

"Playing With Blocks" (with Brian Gravel, Cindy Tran and Aaron Levine) iNEER Special Volume: INNOVATIONS 2006 - WORLD INNOVATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 2006.

"The Maze", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2005, Volume 5, Issue #4

"Back to School" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/Summer 2005 Volume 20, #1

"Defining Baseline Model for Bridge Analysis and Design" (with Masoud Sanayei, David Lattanzi and Erin Santin Bell) in Proceedings, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 2006 (paper 06-1593).

"Hamsters Gone Wild" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2006, Volume 6, Issue #1

"Falling into a Tuba and Becoming an Engineer" (with Danny McGee) in Tufts Journal, Volume 27 Number 5, February 2006

"Enjoying the View" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2005 Volume 20, #2

"Buildable Bridge Models" (with Brian Gravel and Julia Carroll) in Proceedingsof the ASEE New England Section 2006 Annual Conference, March 2006

"Back at the Olive Garden" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, April 2006, Volume 6, Issue #2

"Learning the Expanding Body of Knowledge" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering July 2006, Volume 6, Issue #3

"The Zucchini Story" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering July 2006, Volume 6, Issue #3

"Moss on the Median" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/ Summer 2006 Volume 21, #1

"The Quacking Moment" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering October 2006, Volume 6, Issue #4

"Airport Inspection" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering April 2007, Volume 7, Issue #2

"The MRS Degree" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering July 2007, Volume 7, Issue #3

"Buffalo on 495" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2006 Volume 21, #2

"My Name" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering October 2007, Volume 7, Issue #4

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force Attacks I-93" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/Summer 2007 Volume 22, #1

"Niche Knowledge" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering January 2008, Volume 8, Issue #1

"Rehabilitation of Two Historic Timber Covered Bridges in Massachusetts" (With S.D Daniel Lee") in Historic Bridges: Evaluation, Preservation, and Management, Taylor and Francis 2008.

"What Happened to John T. Mongan", in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Fall/Winter 2007 Volume 22, #2

"See the Squirrels, Find the Nuts", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering April 2008, Volume 8, Issue #2

"Marina Bay in Winter" ", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering July 2008, Volume 8, Issue #3

"Gephyrophobia", in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/Summer 2008 Volume 23, #1

"Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Modeling of the Central Artery Underpinning Frame," (With Erin Santini-Bell, Masoud Sanayei, Adam Blanchard, and Jesse Sipple), Bridge Structures, Elsevier, 4(02), 87-98. (2008)

"Leaving Things on Top of the Car", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2008, Volume 8, Issue #4

"Bridges at the Beach", in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2009, Volume 9, Issue #1

"The Dumbest Generation" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, April 2009, Volume 9, Issue #2

"Modeling and Instrumentation of the Tobin Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, (With E. Santini-Bell, W. Durack, M. Sanayei, E. Pheifer)

"Glacial Potholes" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, July 2009, Volume 9, Issue #3

"Infrastructure at the End" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2009, Volume 9, Issue #4

"When I was a Contestant on Jepoardy" in Civil Engineering Practice, the Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Spring/Summer 2009 Volume 24, #1

"The Canopy" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2010, Volume 10, Issue #1

"A Challenging Time for Bridges in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, April 2010, Volume 10, Issue #2

"Convention Crashers" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, July 2010, Volume 10, Issue #3

"You Need Brain Surgery" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2010, Volume 10, Issue #4

"Engineering Valentine's Day" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2011, Volume 11, Issue #1

"Structural Modeling, Instrumentation, and Load Testing of the Tobin Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts," (with Erin Santini-Bell, Masoud Sanayei, Eric Pheifer, and Walter Durack,), Proceedings, 2010 ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida, May 12-14, 2010.

"Modeling and Instrumentation of the Tobin Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts," (with Erin Santini-Bell, Walter Durack, Masoud Sanayei, and Eric Pheifer) Safety and Reliability of Bridge Structures, ed. Khaled M. Mahmoud, CRC Press, pp. 189-198. Bridge Structures, accepted for publication (2009)

"Structural Health Monitoring and Baseline Model Updating using NDT Data," (with Masoud Sanayei, Erin Santini-Bell, M., Jesse Sipple, John Phelps, and Paul Lefebvre" in Proceedings, 2010 ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida, May 12-14, 2010.

"Digital Imaging for Bridge Deflection Measurement of a Steel Girder Composite Bridge," (with Erin Santini-Bell, Paul Brogan, Paul Lefebvre, Jason Peddle, and Masoud Sanayei). Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 11-1633 (2011).

"Structural Modeling, Instrumentation, and Model Calibration of the Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge," (with Eric Pheifer, Masoud Sanayei,, ErinSantini-Bell, and Allen Mar) "Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, 11-1630 (2011).

"Instrumentation, Modeling and Monitoring of a Concrete Bridge from Construction through Service" (with Erin Santini, Jesse Sipple, Paul Lefebvre, John Phelps, and Masoud Sanayei, Proceedings of the 2010 TRB Annual Meeting, 10-1861 (2010).

"Structural Modeling, Instrumentation, and Load Testing of the Tobin Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts," (with Erin Santini-Bell, Masoud Sanayei, Eric Pheifer, and Walter Durack,), Proceedings, 2010 ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida, May 12-14, 2010.

"Structural Health Monitoring and Baseline Model Updating using NDT Data," (with Masoud Sanayei, Erin Santini-Bell, M., Jesse Sipple, John Phelps, and Paul Lefebvre" in Proceedings, 2010 ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida, May 12-14, 2010.

"Structural Modeling, Instrumentation and Monitoring of the Tobin Memorial Bridge," (with Masoud Sanayei, Erin Santini-Bell, Eric Pheifer, and Walter Durack) W. Proceedings of the IABMAS2010, The Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Philadelphia, PA. (2010)

"Bridge Baseline Model Updating During Construction using NDT Data," (With Masoud Sanayei, Erin Santini-Bell, Jesse Sipple, John Phelps, and Paul Lefebvre, (2010). Proceedings of the IABMAS2010, The Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Philadelphia, PA. (2010)

"Integration of Instrumentation, Structural Modeling and Long-Term Monitoring into Bridge Design" (With Erin Santini-Bell, Masoud Sanayei, Paul Lefebvre, and Jesse Sipple), ASCE 2011 Structures Congress, Las Vegas, NV. Paper No. 722. (2011).

"Temperature-Based Monitoring of a Steel Girder Bridge" (With Masoud Sanayei, Erin Santini-Bell, Merve Iplikcioglu, Jesse Sipple, Eric Picard, Alan Marr, ASCE 2011 Structures Congress, Las Vegas, NV. Paper No.931. (2011).

"Slope Stability of Pretzel Bags" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, July 2011, Volume 11, Issue #3

"A Bridge Offer You Can't Refuse" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, October 2011, Volume 11, Issue #4

"My New Snow Blower" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, January 2012, Volume 12, Issue #1

"No Borders" in the Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering, April 2012, Volume 12, Issue #2

"Instrumentation, nondestructive testing, and FEM updating for bridge evaluation using strain measurements", (with Masoud Sanayei, M., John Phelps, Jesse Sipple, and Erin Bell) in the Journal of Bridge Engineering. Jan./Feb. 2012.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000228.

"Objective Load Rating of a Steel-Girder Bridge Using Structural Modeling and Health Monitoring", (with Erin Santini Bell, Paul J. Lefebvre, Masoud Sanayei, Jesse D. Sipple, and Jason Peddle) 2013 Journal of Structural Engineering, 139, October 2013, SPECIAL ISSUE: Real-World Applications for Structural Identification and Health Monitoring Methodologies, 1771–1779.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000599

"Capacity Analysis of Gusset Plate Connections Using the Whitmore, Block Shear, Global Section Shear, and Finite Element Methods", (with Paul Rosenstrauch, and Masoud Sanayei), in Engineering Structures, Vol. 48, March 2013,
DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.08.032

"Statistical Bridge Signatures",(with Christopher W. Follen, Masoud Sanayei, and Richard M. Vogel, 2014 " Journal of Bridge Engineering, January 2014.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000596

"When is An Historic Bridge Not an Historic Bridge?", (with Darren Conboy, and Nick Scenna), Proceedings of the 2014 Structures Congress, April 2014, Boston MA.

"Analysis and Design for Replacement of the Burns Bridge", (with Len Dzengelewksi, Thomas Densford, Peter Moser, Nicholas Scenna and Ryan Marshal), Proceedings of the 2014 Structures Congress, April 2014, Boston MA.