Pare Corporation - Celebrating 50 Years

OPEN FOR BUSINESS – HERE FOR YOU IN THE ERA OF COVID-19

Pare Corporation continues to adapt our operations in response to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.  As an “essential business” providing engineering support to public infrastructure and facilities, we have put safety measures in place and all Pare staff are fully employed - many working remotely using secure systems to ensure confidentiality and data integrity.  Project managers are available by phone, e-mail, and videoconferencing. Field staff are in close communication with office staff, and are following safety protocols at job sites.  I am proud of the way Pare employees are actively supporting municipalities, state agencies and businesses as they adjust to this pandemic.  Be assured that Pare will continue to serve clients and communities with expertise and integrity in spite of these uncertain times.

From all of us at Pare Corporation, best wishes for your health and safety.

Larry Riggs, President and CEO


 

Kevin Viveiros, P.E.

1962-2020

It is with heavy hearts that we share this tribute to our colleague of many years, Kevin Viveiros, P.E.  Kevin passed away on July 6, 2020 after a short, non-covid related illness.  
 
Kevin started at Pare on June 6, 1988, and he has left an indelible legacy over his 31-year career at the firm.  He was passionate in his work and truly enjoyed sharing the design process with fellow employees, subconsultants and clients.  As Vice President of Pare’s Bridge Group, he encouraged his team to take advantage—just as he had—of the opportunity to grow personally and technically through project experiences and mentoring.  He developed a vast portfolio of design experiences on highway, railway, and pedestrian bridge projects. Through his design
and management efforts, Kevin worked on more than 100 bridges throughout Southern New England. Among the projects of which he was most proud were two multi-span bridges named in honor of our nation’s veterans - the Veterans Memorial (Court Street) Bridge in Woonsocket, RI, and the Veterans Memorial (Central Bridge) in Barrington, RI.
 
In addition to his career at Pare, Kevin volunteered as a structural engineer for the Rhode Island Urban Search and Rescue Team (RIUSAR).  His role as a member of Task Force 1 was to evaluate structures for safe access and support catastrophic event recovery operations. During his tenure with RIUSAR he was deployed several times, the most challenging being the recovery mission in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. In recognition of his long career of excellent design work as well as his efforts for the Hurricane Katrina recovery mission, the Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers named Kevin as the recipient of the “Engineer of the Year” Award in 2006.
 
Through his work, Kevin made many friends over the years, both in and outside of the engineering community.  His involvement in the engineering community extended to his service on the Rhode Island Division of Statewide Planning Transportation Advisory Committee, as well as several professional organizations including the Structural Engineers Association of Rhode Island, WTS, ASCE, and ACEC-RI.  
 
Kevin was known for his whistling throughout the office and for raising everyone’s spirits for the upcoming summer weekends by wearing Hawaiian shirts on Fridays.  So, we encourage you to don a Hawaiian shirt in his honor and whistle as you work as we celebrate his legacy as an engineer and a friend.  
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who had the good fortune to know him.

Welcome to Pare Corporation.

As a multidisciplinary firm of engineers, planners, environmental and wetland scientists, GIS specialists, and regulatory permitting specialists, our clients depend on us to help them work through the anxieties of the design and permitting process while sharing their sense of urgency.

In addition to the traditional engineering and planning projects you would expect to find as you look through these pages (roads, bridges, site design, infrastructure), you will find projects and experience featuring sustainable and low-impact development, resiliency and smart growth planning, and LEED and Envision documentation for sustainability certifications.

Pare has been serving the needs of public and private clients throughout New England and the Eastern United States for five decades.

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Featured Project
Hammetts Wharf Hotel

As a member of the multidisciplinary development team, Pare provided multiple engineering services for the new Hammetts Wharf Hotel in Newport, RI.  This 47,000-SF, mixed-use boutique hotel includes 84 rooms and a 9,500-SF public deck overlooking Newport Harbor.  Pare’s services included geotechnical engineering, traffic studies, and full site/civil design. Site work included the demolition of a two-story building, upgrades to the utility systems, the conversion of a boat ramp into a stormwater bio-retention facility, improved traffic circulation, onsite parking for 160 vehicles, and new public access along the waterfront. Pare also provided extensive project permitting to comply with the City of Newport Zoning and Planning Boards, RI Department of Environmental Management, Coastal Resources Management Council, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the RI Department of Transportation.  Click here for more about the project.

 

News
Rocky Point Pier Ribbon Cutting!

 Pare provided engineering, permitting, and construction-phase services for the design of a new fishing pier at Rocky Point State Park for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. The new pier, supported on 122 new pilings, sits 13-feet above the water and has a 260-foot-long wooden walkway with benches for sitting.  A 21-by-111-foot deck with a shade cupola creates a T-pier configuration.  The pier’s length and location make it the only true deep-water fishing pier in Narragansett Bay, so to ensure accessibility for fishing the railings include low-cut sections for wheelchairs. Prior to design, Pare developed a site plan and performed a resiliency review which considered existing topography, FEMA mapping, and CRMC Stormtools mapping.  Click here to learn more about the project and click here to read about the ribbon cutting event held on July 1st.