Claudia Bull
Construction Inspector

Inspection Experience at T&L
Claudia Bull has provided inspection and testing services to clients for a range of structural materials, including cast-in-place concrete, post tensioning, reinforcing steel, and structural steel.

Among the projects for which Ms. Bull has provided inspection and testing services are the new Blackfan Life Sciences Building in Boston, Massachusetts an 18 story laboratory and research building consisting of slurry walls and caissons, post-tensioned garage and structural steel upper structure.

At the Harvard Allston Science Complex, a multi building structure consisting of slurry walls, cast in place foundation, shear walls and structural steel, Ms. Bull served as a lead inspector working full time, inspecting rebar, structural steel and participating in weekly site meetings with the project team.

  • Experience prior to joining T&L
    Gilbane Building Company
    Combined Sewer Outfall Tunnel 12/03-2/06
    Providence, RI
    Tunnel inspector – documented construction progress and adherence to specifications. A 30-ft diameter TBM bored 3-mi through sandstone, shale and graphitic shale at a depth of 250-ft with probe holes and pre-excavation grouting at 200-ft intervals. Pre-cast segments lined the tunnel for the first pass. Also documented were the drill/blast and cast-in-place final lining for a 14-ft diameter, 800-LF adit with swellex bolts and shotcrete rock support.

  • H2O Engineering
    Braintree/Weymouth Tunnel & Shafts 3/00–10/03
    Weymouth, MA
    Tunnel inspector – recorded the progress of work and specification compliance. A double-shielded 13.5-ft diameter Wirth TBM mined 2.4 miles. With drill/blast access shafts 240-ft deep, tunnel rock support was any combination of swellex, epoxy bolts, shotcrete or arch-beams as needed. The contract was completed with the installation of 14” and 42” DIP, pressure tests and grout backfill.

  • Ironworkers’ Local 424
    11/97-10/98
    Boston, MA
    Installed reinforcing steel for viaducts in Boston.

  • H2O Engineering
    Central Artery/Tunnel Project 1/95-11/97
    Boston, MA
    Inspector for two different contracts. First, the slurry wall construction and reinforcing were monitored for a building foundation. Second, supervised three field inspectors for highway viaducts with reinforced concrete columns and drilled shafts. Daily reports documented the following: contract specification, environmental and safety compliance, contractor’s progress and deficiencies, concrete placement and field tests, steel installation, geotechnical borings and local community relation issues.

  • Central Artery/Tunnel Project
    Summer 1993 and 1994
    Boston, MA
    Internship: documented the relocation of underground utility lines in daily reports.

  • Ironworkers’ Local 424
    12/82-8/90
    New Haven, CT
    Worked as a Journeyman in all phases of structural steel construction, restoration and demolition of bridges and buildings. Extensive use of cranes, rigging, pneumatic and electric torque wrenches, reamers, hydraulic jacks, drills (hand and magnetic), rivet chisels, oxy/acet torches and stick welding. Limited surveying and rebar work.

  • Laborers’ Local 455
    5/81 -12/82
    East Haven, CT
    Built scaffolding, stripped formwork and placed concrete for a six-level parking garage.

Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9/90–12/94, Cambridge, MA, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
University of New Haven 1981-1987, New Haven, CT, Civil Engineering, Evening Classes

Additional Field Qualifications
MCIB CLASS A: ASTM Concrete Field Testing Certificate (1995)
Certified Welder: AWS-F4 (1982), TCI West Haven, CT