December 17, 2017

Childs is looking for the following engineers to join our team: • Senior Geotechnical Engineer • Senior Structural Engineer • Civil/Structural Engineer Diver • Entry Level Engineer Diver We have focused on the specialized field of waterfront structures since t … Read More

November 1, 2017

As part of a long term transition plan Charlie M. Roberts, PE, D.PE, a longtime employee of Childs, has assumed the role of President from David L. Porter, PE. Dave has assumed the role of Chairman and will continue to be an integral part of the organization o … Read More

September 30, 2017

In the wake of the recent string of hurricanes Childs had multiple teams deployed to support damage assessments in Texas and the Southeast USA. We were able to support the Coast Guard efforts by assessing damage to their structures in Texas some of which recei … Read More

August 10, 2017

Childs is pleased to welcome aboard Ryan Cavanaugh, a 2017 Civil Engineering graduate from WPI who just completed his 9 week commercial diver training in Fort William, Scotland.

July 30, 2017

In the summer publication of ASCE’s Civil Engineering Magazine an article written by ASCE Editor Robert Reid titled ‘Engineers Dive Deep’ featured an insight into engineer diving. Childs Engineering as a pioneer in the field of engineer diving since the 70’s w … Read More

June 30, 2017

Two teams of engineer divers headed down to Jacksonville, Florida this month to conduct a waterfront facilities inspection at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and two DLA fueling facilities in the same area. The inspection included a two fueling piers, almost 3 … Read More

April 30, 2017

Charlie M. Roberts, PE, D.PE was asked to present at the COPRI Met Section and Deep Foundations Institutes New York City Ports and Marine Engineering Seminar at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Charlie gave a presentation on the bollard load testing paper … Read More

February 26, 2017

Childs has been active at the local posts of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) this February. Our staff exhibited at the Boston Posts Small Business Conference where it was a great chance to meet up with some familiar faces and to make some new … Read More

January 19, 2017

Childs Engineering Corporation is looking for recent or about to graduate civil/structural engineering students to join our waterfront structural engineering firm as an engineer diver. We are a small company based in Bellingham, MA and are mainly focused on th … Read More

October 17, 2016

Childs, together with the Lend Lease team, has begun construction administration services for the Clippership Wharf project.  Childs is responsible for the design of the seawall stabilization and the fixed piers and the floating dock facilities for public use. … Read More

September 1, 2016

Childs Engineering Corporation has joined the Tishman Speyer team in developing the design for the rehabilitation of the seawalls at the Pier 4 Phase lll project as well as design of new marine structures including harborwalk and access piers. The seawall reco … Read More

August 17, 2016

Childs, working with the Trinity Financial team, has recently provided design modification services and contract administration services for the Border Street project in East Boston, MA. Childs has also provided assistance in permitting the project as well as … Read More

July 1, 2016

Childs Engineering has been awarded a 5-Year contract with the United States Coast Guard for Ocean Architect-Engineer Services to support U.S. Coast Guard Facilities Nationwide. Childs is excited to have this opportunity to continue to provide a high level ser … Read More

June 16, 2016

Childs Engineering was well represented at the ASCE/COPRI Ports ’16 conference. Charlie Roberts helped teach a short course on Waterfront Facilities Inspection and Assessment, as well as presented a paper he co-wrote with Rebecca Skalaski on the Bollard Load T … Read More

May 1, 2016

Congratulations to Andrew Nilson, P.E. for becoming an ADCI certified commercial diver. Drew completed the rigorous 8 week class in Minnesota that was split into 2 four week classes with additional self-study classes outside of that time. Drew along with the o … Read More

April 1, 2016

Childs currently has one of our waterfront facility inspection dive teams deployed to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA for a 3 month inspection of 33 waterfront facilities. While we typically like to keep our interaction with marine wildlife to a minimum one … Read More

March 1, 2016

Childs led a geotechnical investigation for the U.S. Coast Guard at Station Rockland, ME. The investigation included both land and water borings with undisturbed samples, in-situ shear vane tests, and bedrock sampling. This investigation will enable us to desi … Read More

February 1, 2016

Charlie Roberts, P.E. presented the latest ASCE Manual of Practice to the COPRI Boston Chapter. Charlie worked on the manual with a group of industry experts for over 5 years, and the manual was finally published last year. Charlie, with a group of his peers, … Read More

January 1, 2016

A big congratulations to Matthew Styckiewicz, P.E. and Corey Chalmers, P.E. for passing the PE Exam and becoming licensed Professional Engineers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Corey and Matt have been at Childs for almost 4 years and are an integral par … Read More

December 20, 2015

Childs’ employees celebrated the holidays with a company party at Splitsville Luxury Lanes. Everyone had a great time bowling and strikes were a plenty. Prizes were awarded for the best team as everyone tucked into the buffet dinner.

November 1, 2015

Childs’ Engineer Divers headed to Key West this month for a Waterfront Facilities Inspection of Naval Air Station Key West. With the weekends off everyone had time to enjoy the local hospitality as well as get a few dives on the wreck of the USNS Vandenberg th … Read More

October 8, 2015

At the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section 167th Annual Awards Dinner Rebecca Skalaski and Charlie Roberts received the 2015 Small Employer Recognition Award on behalf of Childs Engineering Corporation. Childs was presented with the award for encouraging … Read More

September 8, 2015

Rebecca Skalaski and Charlie Roberts presented their paper entitled ‘Rehabilitating Boston’s Aging Seawalls for Sea Level Rise and Coastal Resiliency’ at the combined Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference in Boston, MA. The presentat … Read More

August 8, 2015

Childs held their annual summer cookout for Childs employees and their families. Lobsters and steamers were on the menu again and on a glorious summer day everyone have a great time relaxing next to or in the pool.

August 8, 2015

Childs was awarded a contract by MaineDOT to conduct underwater bridge inspection throughout the entire State. Childs’ engineering staff who are also qualified commercial divers and underwater bridge inspections will be conducting the inspections on a rolling … Read More

July 8, 2015

Childs as a consultant to The Fallon Company designed the marine components of the Fan Pier Park. This included amongst other things the structural design of the Tidal Well and Harborwalk Bridge. Richard Burck Associates was the landscape architect who develop … Read More

June 8, 2015

After several years of effort by a committed group of industry leaders, ASCE Manual of Practice 130 – Waterfront Facilities Inspection and Assessment has finally been published. Craig Sams, P.E. and Charlie Roberts, P.E. from Childs both contributed to this ma … Read More

May 8, 2015

A big congratulations to Andrew Nilson, P.E. for passing the PE Exam and becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Drew has been with Childs for over 5 years and has recently been providing construction oversight to severa … Read More

April 8, 2015

Childs Engineering is pleased to announce that the Lovejoy Wharf project has been named a recipient of the Preservation Massachusetts 2015 Tsongas Award. The Lovejoy Wharf project redeveloped the Converse and Hoffman Buildings in Boston’s North End into a mixe … Read More

March 8, 2015

Childs Engineering has been awarded a 5-Year contract with the United States Navy for Underwater Inspection Services in Region 1. This continues Childs’ relationship with the U.S. Navy going back over 35 years. Under this contract Childs will be inspecting all … Read More

February 8, 2015

Childs Engineering employees attended and helped organize a 4 day NHI Underwater Bridge Inspection Course in Taunton, MA. Childs now has an additional 3 Engineer Divers who are now qualified to conduct underwater bridge inspection to supplement our growing bri … Read More

January 8, 2015

A big congratulations to Nic Sarata, P.E. for passing the PE Exam and becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nic has been with Childs for over 8 years and plays a vital role in helping make sure our Federal clients’ nee … Read More

December 20, 2014

Childs Engineering celebrated a great year at our holiday party. In 2014 our Engineers found themselves working up and down the east coast from Key West, FL to Eastport, ME as well as several international projects.

December 8, 2014

The Community Rowing Boathouse has won the 2014 AIA Honor Award for Architecture.  As part of the Anmahian Winton Architects design team Childs Engineering was responsible for the all the waterfront structural design and oversight. The awards jury considered t … Read More

November 8, 2014

Several Engineers from Childs Engineering attended the MALSE/BSCES 1 day seminar on Sustainability and Resiliency in FEMA Special Flood Areas. The course was taught by leaders from the State and FEMA Region 1 and highlighted the issues of building and designin … Read More

October 8, 2014

Childs Engineering’s engineer divers spent most of the summer inspecting the various piers and wharfs at Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard in Kittery, ME. The inspections involved both underwater and topside inspections, including the fender systems, mooring hardware … Read More

September 8, 2014

Childs Engineering recently completed the Pier 2 Repair Project at Naval Station Newport, RI as part of a design build team with AGM Marine Contractors, Inc.  The fast track project was bid and awarded in mid-July and was completed by the beginning of Septembe … Read More

August 8, 2014

This month Childs Engineering held their annual Summer Cookout for employees and their families. Delicious lobsters and steamers were meticulously prepared by our ‘Executive Chefs’ Dave Porter (President) and Craig Sams (VP). Everybody had a great time on a gl … Read More

July 8, 2014

Childs Engineering is pleased to announce that another of Childs Engineering’s engineer divers has completed the 2 week National Highway Institute’s Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges course. By completing this course Charlie M. Roberts, P.E. is now quali … Read More

June 8, 2014

Construction has started at Constellation Wharf in Charlestown, MA where Childs Engineering will be providing project oversight and inspection services until project completion in spring 2015.  The project consists of installing 1720 sacrificial anodes, 231 gr … Read More

May 8, 2014

Childs Engineering employees helped organize and attended the COPRI Boston presentation on the Planning and Design Guidelines of Small Craft Harbors. Chairman of the ASCE/COPRI Marinas 2020 Committee, Fred Klancnik, gave a presentation on the latest update to … Read More

April 8, 2014

Childs Engineering was once again proud to sponsor The Boston Harbor Association’s 21st Annual Boston Harbor Celebration and Auction. Several Childs employees attended the annual event which helps supports nearly 1/3 of TBHA’s work to promote Boston’s harbor a … Read More

March 8, 2014

With the engineer dive teams now back in the office working on the reports for over 60 facilities inspected for various clients, including a final QA/QC inspection for the US Navy in Spain for the repairs to a fuel pier that Childs designed. Luckily while in v … Read More

February 8, 2014

Childs has recently responded to an emergency request by the BRA/EDIC for engineering services at the South Jetty in the former Army Supply Base in South Boston. Childs assisted with a similar emergency in 2007. Sections of the existing wharf have failed due t … Read More

January 8, 2014

As the winter takes hold in the northeast Childs’ engineer divers are mobilizing to various regions in Florida and Texas to conduct a series of underwater inspections. We will have 3 teams out in the coming month and with the cold temperatures in Massachusetts … Read More

December 8, 2013

Childs staff celebrated a successful 2013 at our holiday party. In 2013 Childs staff found themselves working on the East and West Coasts, the Gulf of Mexico, and in Europe for a range of design and inspection projects for Federal and private clients.

November 8, 2013

Various Childs Engineering personnel mobilized to 5 different United States Coast Guard Stations in the Northeast to conduct an extensive land and water soil boring program as part of a geotechnical investigation being conducted to support the repairs to the U … Read More

October 8, 2013

Childs Engineering sent personnel to a 3 day Hypack refresher class to learn the latest developments with the software for both single beam and side scan survey operations. This recognizes our goal to stay at the forefront of technology in the key services tha … Read More

September 8, 2013

Childs Engineering personnel mobilized down to the Gulf Coast to conduct both underwater and topside tower inspections for the USCG. Some of the towers were several miles offshore so we sent down our in-house engineers that are certified to both climb tower st … Read More

August 8, 2013

Childs Engineering was represented at the PORTS ’13 – “Ports: Success through Diversification” conference in Seattle, WA. The conference enabled us to share knowledge and ideas amongst an international audience of port, harbor, waterway, and marine professiona … Read More

July 8, 2013

Childs Engineering recently finished up inspecting the berth of the USS Constitution, the oldest warship afloat, at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, MA. The inspection was done using surface supplied air from both the pier and from our boat. Our diving was … Read More

June 8, 2013

Childs Engineering continued its sponsorship of the St. Luke’s School Golf Classic at Swansea Country Club in Swansea, MA. The foursome of Richard FitzGerald, Al Leduc, Matt Styckiewicz and SLS parent, Ray Baker, represented CEC at the tournament. Proceeds fro … Read More

May 7, 2013

Childs Engineering recently finished a project for the Steamship Authority which consisted of inspecting and designing repairs for the existing timber pier, transfer bridge and dolphin fenders at the Oak Bluffs ferry terminal on Martha’s Vineyard. The terminal … Read More

April 7, 2013

Childs Engineering has just finished up a three month Waterfront Facility Inspection for the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia, PA. The inspection included underwater penetration diving of the relieving platforms, as well as inspections of the topside structures, moor … Read More