Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Foundation / Site Preparation

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is among the largest exhibition centers in the Northeastern United States, with approximately 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space. The main exhibition floor comprises three bays which can be isolated for separate shows or linked into one large space. It has also been called the "the most user-friendly convention facility in the world." The center is located on Summer Street near the South Boston waterfront, Boston's World Trade Center, and across the harbor from Logan International Airport.


  • The preparation of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center foundation involved a 28-acre project site, with multiple contractors. 
  • CASHMAN'S portion of the project consisted of construction of 1,200 pile caps and grade beams, and a 300-foot by 20-foot pile-supported T-wall retaining structure. 
  • Approximately 350,000 yards of excavation, 21,000 yards of concrete, and 2,600 tons of reinforcing steel were used. 
  • This Design-Build contract had an aggressive schedule. 
  • At the peak of construction, a 120-person workforce was onsite for this component of the work. 
  • The preparation project was completed on time, while being constructed during winter conditions. 


  • AGC of Mass. Build New England Honor Award 
  • AIS Construction Merit Award 
  • Buildings Magazine - New Construction Award 
  • Metal Construction Association - President’s Award for Overall Excellence 

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Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Redevelopment Authority Joint Venture
$19 million
2000 - 2002