Michael Coleman (PLS)



  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; 1981


  • Professional Land Surveyor: Massachusetts, 1993, #37042
  • Professional Land Surveyor: Rhode Island, 1995, #1902
  • Professional Land Surveyor: Maine, 1997, #2284


  • Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers
  • Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors
  • Maine Society of Professional Land Surveyors
  • American Congress on Surveying and Mapping


Mr. Coleman has almost 30 years of experience in civil/structural engineering and land surveying. He is responsible for the direct supervision of survey personnel, both office and field, as well as serves as Project Manager on several large survey projects.

Mr. Coleman has managed several parking facility survey projects such as South Shore Park and Ride Station Improvements for the MBTA, the Restoration of the MBTA Greenbush Line through Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Cohasset and Scituate, the South County Commuter Rail Facility Expansion in Wickford and Warwick, RI, the Intermodal Station at Warwick, RI, Parking Expansions at Logan International Airport, Watertown Square Improvements and Parking Upgrades at Hanscom Airfield.

Most of these projects included extensive boundary, right-of-way and utility research, topographic and utility surveys, baseplan preparation and right-of-way determination. In some cases, taking plans and orders of takings were prepared for property and easement acquisition.

Mr. Coleman currently supervises an open-ended contract with MassDOT Transit. This project involves the survey and baseplan preparation for numerous bridge, highway and transit facilities throughout MassDOT Districts 3 and 4. Plans are prepared in accordance with MassDOT CADD Standards. Projects completed under this contract include District 4 headquarters Arlington, 2-miles of Route 1 from Salisbury Square to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire State Line, Westford Street Bridge over Route 495 in Chelmsford, slope stabilization along Route 1 (Newbury Turnpike) in Topsfield and bike path extension at Friedenfels Street/Route 1 in Salisbury.

Current Projects include Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation project, Connect Historic Bike Trail, Shpack Landfill Superfund Site, New Bedford Marine COmmerce Terminal, Boston College Gasson Quad Improvements, South Acton Station Improvements, BU Law School Tower Restoration & addition, Taughton First Light Casino, Bancroft Elementary School, Methuen High School, Novartis campus expansion project.

Past projects include the $250 million expansion to the Natick Mall, which included two multi-story parking decks, the Battery Wharf, hotel and residential development in the North End, and the construction of the Overlook Center Parking Garage in Waltham and the St. Luke’s Parking Garage in New Bedford. Mr. Coleman’s experience also includes Dorchester Avenue Corridor and Intersection Upgrades, Central Square Improvements in East Boston, the improvements of 6 major intersections on Route 9 in Worcester, the reconstruction of Parker street and Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, the Quincy Center Traffic Improvements, Quincy, reconstruction of Water Street and Walnut Street, Saugus, reconstruction of Route 28 (Randolph Ave) in Milton, and the improvements to North Avenue in Wakefield.

Projects generally consisted of existing condition surveys, right-of-way and property line determination, utility surveys including rims, inverts and pipe sizes of sewer and drain structures, mapping of underground utilities from record drawings, preparation of electronic baseplans and digital terrain models (DTM’s), research at the Registry of Deeds combined with research from the local town/city engineering and assessors departments and in some instances, construction layout and as-builts.

In the past, Mr. Coleman has served as Project Manager for survey and right-of-way services on two intersections of the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) project; the I-93/I-90 Interchange, I-93 Northbound near the Dewey Square Tunnel; and the I-90 Immersed Tube Tunnel Crossing of the Fort Point Channel.

These projects included existing condition and utility surveys, determination of property line and right-of-way, baseplan preparation and the preparation of preliminary and final right-of-way plans. He has also served as Project Manager for the survey services on the South Boston Piers/Fort Point Channel Transitway project for the MBTA, the Framingham Extension Relief Sewer project in Canton, Stoughton and Norwood for the MWRA.

Mr. Coleman directed the construction survey services on many highway, bridge, tunnel, buildings, landfill, hazardous waste and utility projects such as the Zakim/Bunker Hill Bridge which included existing conditions survey and topographic plans, pre-construction hydrographic survey, construction layout and certified as-built plans.

The experience he has gained on the above projects coupled with his experience on over 400 other surveys has given him a broad knowledge of field and office procedures required for the performance of property boundary, topographic, right-of-way, hydrographic, accident, title insurance, land court, construction layout, utility and photogrammetric surveys.