“Resiliency attributes are being brought to the forefront of modern drainage structure design. Some engineers are now recognizing what others have known all along, that precast concrete box sections provide the built-in strength and durability, hydraulic capacity, construction speed, and economy required within a truly resilient design. It was enjoyable to discuss these qualities to the Massachusetts engineers and regulators attending the 7th Shea Technical Engineering Seminar series.”
Eric A. Carleton, P.E. (Director of Codes and Standards - National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA))
“Thank you for a very informative seminar. It was one of the best that I have attended. The tour of the plant was very educational! it is nice to see that Ernie left a great business to his outstanding family and employees that have expanded on opportunities and keep looking forward to improve and educate further generations. Keep up the outstanding work.”
Barry Tisbert (SRF Excavation)
“The seminar series Shea Concrete Products offers provides a lot of value, from quality technical presentations that provide PDH’s to a behind the scene’s tour of their manufacturing facility that allows you to get up-close and personal to products being poured, stripped, and forms being prepared to accept concrete. They bring in industry experts to deliver the presentations and there is no “selling” as they focus on delivering a quality balance of technical information and practical hands-on value, so attendees can see how their products are made first-hand. Shea Concrete does not skip a beat on details as they provide a great lunch and offer all this at no cost. I recommend these seminars to anyone who is in the engineering/construction industry or who utilizes precast concrete products in any way. It’s nice to see a family owned business providing these seminar opportunities throughout the calendar year. Quality technical education can be hard to find, and Shea Concrete Products provides a great product!”
Brian Murray, P.E. (Millennium Engineering, Inc.)
“The seminar I attended on 4/30/2019 was an excellent experience. Thanks to the speakers I now have a deeper understanding on several fronts and the plant tour was fantastic – nothing can approach actual direct contact in terms of understanding and lasting impact. I want to thank Hugh Scott personally and Shea Concrete for graciously offering this seminar free of charge to any and all. Well done! I hope to attend more in the future”
Richard Littlefield (Senior Civil Engineer)
"I would like to thank the Shea staff for putting on a great seminar with good presenters and valuable technical information provided on various topics. The plant tour with Greg was interesting and good to see the casting process from start to finished product. Lunch was delicious and thanks to Hugh as well for coordinating the event!"
Christian Frey (Northstar Industries)
"I just wanted to take a second to say thanks for a great and informative seminar last week. Your hospitality and hard work into getting the seminar put together is greatly appreciated. The seminar was great to refresh and also do a deeper dive on a lot of precast basic and advanced principles. You can certainly never know enough and the Shea seminar helped provide that. Thanks again! It was a great day of education topped off with a very impressive plant tour."
Jeff Macomber (J&R Precast Inc.)
"I found this seminar extremely helpful. With land so tight in New England, there is always a need for retaining walls. ReCon and Shea Concrete provide a great solution for gravity walls that can be installed as stand-alone systems over twenty feet in height with no fabric or grid reinforcement needed. Also, I was grateful for the tour of Shea’s facility. It is very impressive!"
Deb Colbert, P.E. (Senior Project Manager – Hancock Associates)
"Everyone always makes it a point to call in when they have a complaint, but it’s not often enough that compliments are given. I just wanted to say that it’s a pleasure to work with Mark from Shea Concrete Products. He’s professional, shows up when he’s supposed to, and does a great job with no complaining, even during crappy weather. Also, while this is personal preference, it’s great that he doesn’t light up a cigarette as soon as he gets out of the truck. I’m not sure when it became acceptable to smoke in the 'office' (whether the office is outside or not), but that’s one of those things I consider unprofessional, and I’m glad Mark doesn’t do it"
Erin Kirchner, R.S. (Administrator – Essex (MA) Board of Health)
"Just a quick note to personally thank you for the excellent tour of your facilities along Route 4 on November 8th. I thought the tour was well-organized and very informative to both the students and me! The students just completed their on-site wastewater disposal design projects and just about all specified Shea Concrete septic tanks and D-boxes! Please thank others who were involved in facilitating an outstanding educational experience"
Professor M. Robin Collins, Ph.D., P.E., Director - Water Treatment Technology Assistance Center (University of New Hampshire Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering)