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coffey Named mBc president
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contributions to the building industry and the community during the
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22nd in Boston.
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Zorica Pantic for Wentworth Institute of Technology,
marr companies.
and John Cannistraro Jr. for J.C. Cannistraro.
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emcee Bob Neumeier described the
the design and construction industry, and
building industry as a $20 billion economic
is universally admired for its community
engine in the commonwealth of massaservice and civic engagement. The Institute
chusetts. “In addition to employing more
is one of the design and construction induspeople than any other industry outside of
try’s best resources for advancing practice
healthcare and education, design and conknowledge in the profession.
struction companies and their professional
• Bond Brothers is a fourth generaassociations raise tens of millions in charition-led construction company founded in
table and community contributions each
1907. Based in Everett, the company proyear.”
vides construction services to both building
• Wentworth Institute of Technology has trained generations of leaders in
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Beverly, mA - The massachusetts contractors’ Association of New England
Building congress (mBc) recently an- (UcANE), Associated Sub-contractors of
massachusetts (ASm), Associnounced its slate of officers
ated Builders and contractors
elected for 2009-2010, led by
(ABc) and massachusetts Buildnew association president paul
ing congress (mBc).
J. coffey, who previously served
The remaining slate of
as a vice president and program
newly elected 2009-2010 officers
committee chair of the mBc.
of the mBc is: president-elect
coffey is president of
mark David of Jones lang laE.J. wells Insurance Agency of
Salle construction; Immediate
Westford, a firm specializing
past president Richard lampman
in providing risk management
of Tocci Building companies;
and consulting services to large
Vice president Bernard grove of
construction companies and
Suffolk construction company;
property management firms. He
is a licensed insurance advisor with more Vice president carolyn miller of william
than 25 years of experience providing risk A. Berry & Son, Inc.; Vice president John
management advice to clients. coffey is cannistraro, Jr. of J. c. cannistraro, llc;
an active member and supporter of several Secretary Benjamin J. goldfarb of Nauset
construction organizations, including Asso- construction corp. and Treasurer Joseph
ciated general contractors (Agc), Utility flynn of Allsteel.
cDm prepares Energy master plan
cambridge, mA - cDm has been
retained by partners healthcare Systems
to prepare a strategic energy master plan
(SEmp) to reduce energy consumption
at nine healthcare facilities, comprising
13.8 million sf of operating space.
These facilities include massachusetts general hospital, Brigham and
women’s hospital, mclean hospital,
faulkner hospital, North Shore medical center, Nantucket cottage hospital,
Newton-wellesley hospital, Rehabilitation hospital of the cape and Islands,
and Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation
partners is seeking to reduce its
energy consumption over the next 10
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November, 2009
welcome to the 25th Build Boston
You are Invited to meet us at Booth 456
Boston, mA - more than 10,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners/
clients, interior designers, landscape architects, and other industry professionals from
more than 40 states and a dozen countries
will participate in Build Boston , the Boston Society of Architects’ annual gathering
of the design and construction industry.
Now in its 25th year, Build Boston is
a regional convention and trade show with
national recognition, participation, and influence.
It takes place on
November 18-20 at the
Seaport world Trade
center in Boston, with
the theme “New Economy. New climate.
New Thinking.
participants will choose from 200
workshops and other professional development opportunities, earn continuing-education credits, attend daily keynote presentations by national experts, visit more than
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technologies, products and services, and
network with peers and colleagues at the
Build Boston Design gala and other special events.
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management, socially-responsible design,
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This year energy is a focal point. At-
tendees will learn about the latest products,
services and technologies at the Energy pavilion on the tradeshow floor and discover
how to redefine the way we generate and
consume energy in this changing climate.
Keynote speaker Robert murray
focuses on the economic forecast for the
building and design industry
Inventor Dean Kamen, also a keynote speaker, will highlight the awesome
potential of design and innovation to shape
the future.
Networking opportunities abound at
Build Boston. These
include the BSA/Build
Boston gala, school
cocktail receptions in
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professionals Network.
Build Boston celebrates women innovators and leaders during the 10th Annual BSA women in Design conference
on November 18, which includes a full day
of workshops and a champagne reception
in honor of the recipients of the 2009 wID
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feldman 3D Seeks Nominations
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michael feldman or email [email protected] Deadline for submissions is December 15.
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Burns & levinson’s newly renovated offices, designed by Visnick & Caulfield
and built by Elaine construction, were the
setting of a recent “Should I Stay or Should
I go?” tour and networking event hosted
by IfmA of Boston.
The speakers were paul morton of
Burns & levinson llp, Jeff Seltzer of Visnick & Caulfield, and Lisa Wexler of Elaine
Two years ago
Burns & levinson, a
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opportunity to fully renovate the space they
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lisa wexler, with a slide entitled
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was committed to “doing the right thing” in
making the project green without going for
the LEED certification. This allowed them
to be able to weigh benefits in customizing
the project and avoided the mountain of paperwork generated by certification.
The tour of the renovated facilities
ended two floors below with snacks and
drinks where I chatted with marc margulies of margulies perruzzi who reminded
me that this year was the 25th anniversary of IfmA Boston. marc was one of the
original founders and the first president of
IfmA Boston.
Susan Shelby of Rhino pR promised
an article for our December issue on the
IfmA anniversary.
This was Gregory Sylvain’s first
IfmA event as regional sales manager, security services for Day & Zimmermann.
With corporate offices in Philadelphia,
penn. and Europe, greg’s work brings him
to several of the regional offices that are
part of the network of 1,100 individual offices.
while networking, Kevin fachetti of
foxrock properties told me about his commercial project in weymouth now under
construction. we hope to feature the project
in a future issue.
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High-Profile: Facilities Development News
wessling Architects creates a ‘center of manufacturing Excellence’
Quincy, mA – wessling Architects
has announced the completion of a new
medical device manufacturing plant in
coyol, costa Rica. Dedicated on June 9,
2009, the project was a collaboration between wessling Architects (wA), Vanderweil Engineers (RgV), Boston Industrial
consulting (BIc), Turner, and Boston
Scientific (BSCI). The scope of the project
included the reprogramming, design, and
interior build-out of an existing 342,000sf
industrial building to create a “center of
manufacturing Excellence.”
The existing building was designed
by the Costa Rican architectural firm of
ossenbach pendones & Bonilla (opB).
During construction of the building’s shell
and core, wA provided architectural peer
review services on behalf of BScI. As
the building took shape, BScI decided
to change the type of manufacturing that
would be conducted there. This meant that
the interior of the building and how it functioned would need to be reprogrammed and
The building’s programming and
schematic design was started in late 2006
and continued through 2007. During this
time the basic manufacturing clean room
layouts, their direct support spaces, building circulation, and the integration of employee support spaces were completed.
These areas were of primary concern to
BScI for two reasons. It was critical that
the plant be certified, on-line, and producing product by a specific date. The facility
had to be designed with growth potential in
The interior of the new medical device manufacturing plant was reprogrammed
and re-designed.
mind to meet the future anticipated expansion of BScI’s operations.
Design development and the production of construction documents came next.
During design development key decisions
were made to use a prefabricated modular
clean room system, and a demountable office wall/cubicle system to maximize the
flexibility of the building’s interior spaces.
The final planning of the employee support spaces and services (restrooms, locker
rooms, cafeteria, etc.) was also completed,
with emphasis on future growth. Additionally, WA selected all interior finishes,
furniture, and fixtures used throughout the
The construction documents were
completed, remarkably, a full six months
ahead of the original project schedule. This
acceleration was due to a late requirement
by BScI to have the commissioning of the
clean rooms by october of 2008, and full
operations and project closeout by July of
2009. Both of these goals were achieved
without compromising the quality and completeness of the construction documents.
wA protected BScI’s interests and investment by creating or reviewing all proposed
construction details and product specifications, ensuring their conformance with accepted American standards and codes.
construction administration presented challenges, as wA did not have a
presence on-site during the project. Instead
opB was hired by BScI to act as the design team’s “eyes and ears.” Through opB,
a constant stream of questions and requests
for information generated by the local contractors and consultants were filtered and
passed on to the appropriate disciplines.
Because of the tight construction schedule, and a continual evolution of certain
aspects of the design, prompt and complete
responses to these inquiries were a must in
order to meet the project’s time and budget demands. Quick “gear shifts” and the
rapid production of additional construction
documents for a given office, lab, or clean
room tested the flexibility of the architectural team’s thinking on a daily basis. The
ability to adapt and move forward was the
hallmark of the construction administration
The end result of this project is a
facility that met, or more often than not
exceeded, the expectations of BScI. The
superior architectural detailing of the exterior envelope and the interior environments bring the building into compliance
with both European and fDA manufacturing requirements. The building is also projected to be the first LEED Silver certified
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federal government design-build project
for the Navy—an $8 million contract for
a new waterfront operations Small craft
facility at the Naval Submarine Base New
london in groton.
Suffolk is partnering with AEcom
to construct the 13,498sf facility, which
will consolidate port operations activities
into one central building. The facility will
include administrative space, classrooms,
two high bays for boat maintenance and a
painting booth.
“we are very excited and honored
that the US Department of the Navy selected Suffolk as the design-build contractor on this important project,” said John
f. fish, cEo, Suffolk construction company.
The waterfront operations Small
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to begin in february 2010 and will be completed in march 2011.
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Industrial Site converted to School
Rf walsh pm - Designed by Regent
Boston, mA - Education leaders, city
and state officials and Worcester Mayor
Konstantina lukes gathered to celebrate
the grand opening of the Abby Kelley foster charter public high School building
and athletic fields. RF Walsh Collaborative partners was the project management
firm on the $17 million project and a critical member of the development team that
helped transform the worcester industrial
site to a state-of-the-art academic institution.
The new building, designed by Regent Associates, enables the Abby Kelley
foster charter public School to provide
additional advantages to students, including high school sports, onsite prepared
meals instead of prepackaged food, and a
fully equipped concert hall for musical performances and school plays. New features
include a kitchen, gymnasium, fitness center, 440-seat auditorium, enhanced science
and laboratory space, educational common
areas and other academic and administration space. The green turf athletic fields
include space for soccer, baseball, lacrosse
and field hockey, along with exercise stations for faculty and a playground for the
elementary school.
“In terms of the wealth of new opportunities created for our students this project
has exceeded beyond our expectations,”
said Kathleen greenwood, executive director of the Abby Kelley foster charter
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public High School after renovation
public School. “It was a complex project
that to be completed on time and on budget
required endless dedication, creativity and
hard work by so many people, and we are
thankful for the commitment of Rf walsh
collaborative partners and the rest of our
design, construction and consulting team.”
Transforming the former manufacturing facility required a variety of steps,
and took about two years from initial
planning and design to construction and
completion. Rf walsh collaborative partners worked with the development team to
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ground storage tanks filled
with cleaning solvents and
soap, which were found at
the start of construction.
The site also contained a
recreational firing range
in the basement with large
amounts of lead and a utility tunnel and pump room
with exposed asbestos –
all of which had to be removed.
Another challenge
was the discovery of an
Asian longhorn Beatle infestation across
the street, which required the chipping of
significant amounts of vegetation before
removal. To save money, soil exportation
was also minimized and dirt relocated to
other parts of the site.
“Throughout the process we worked
closely with the entire project team,” said
Jack hobbs, president and cEo of Rf
walsh collaborative partners. “from an
efficient energy system to a modern auditorium and Bluetooth SmART Boards, the
Abby Kelley foster charter public high
School features advanced technology to
enhance the learning process. we are proud
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for years to come.”
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High-Profile: Facilities Development News
Constant Contact Phase I Complete
JC&A, Visnick & Caulfield, WB Engineers
and Boston Properties Collaborate
furniture occupants to benefit from the
natural light emitted from the perimeter
windows. In addition, many of the existing
partitions for these offices were salvaged to
reduce waste and the volume of new materials that had to be brought on-site.
Several challenges faced the project
team throughout construction. Since this
was a fully occupied building, existing tenants could not be disturbed above, below or
on either side of the construction area.
Noise and common area cleanliness
were top of mind and were kept at acceptable standards during all normal working
hours. Loading and unloading hours were
also limited to early mornings, and with
little staging room
for materials on-site,
close coordination of
subcontractor movement was necessary
throughout the duration of the project.
team is currently under way with Phase 2
of the project, which
consists of a “great
room” for large training events, complete
with a kitchen and
pantry and recycling
Many of the existing partitions were salvaged to reduce waste.
Waltham, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) recently completed Phase
1 of a challenging 85,000sf renovation for
Constant Contact in Waltham.
Constant Contact, an email marketing
solutions for small companies, was in need
of more commercial office space in order to
train and house its expanding workforce.
Working collaboratively with Visnick & Caulfield, WB Engineers and
Boston Properties, J. Calnan & Associates constructed a new network operations
center complete with projectors and fully
integrated A/V systems as well as a media
room for online podcasts.
The new layout allows the systems
The MBL’s Loeb Laboratory. Photo by Beth Ready.
Shawmut Renovates MBL’s Loeb Lab
Woods Hole, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction, in collaboration
with architect Tsoi/Kobus & Associates,
has begun work on a $25 million renovation of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s
(MBL’s) central research training facility,
the Loeb Laboratory.
The project, based on MBL’s campus
in Woods Hole, will transform the cornerstone of the MBL’s world-famous life sciences training programs into a state-ofthe-art facility that will serve as a national
resource for science training and discovery.
The 13-month project will complete-
ly gut the building’s 68,000sf interior, leaving only the exterior walls and floor plates
in place, to create a thoroughly modern
The new facility will feature laboratories, offices, and support spaces as well
as a rooftop mechanical room to house new
equipment, and includes all new mechanical and life safety systems, a new roof,
elevator upgrades and new entrances. The
project will allow the MBL to bring all
of its research-training programs into the
building and create spaces designed for
each discipline.
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Facilities Development News
Pleon Yacht Club Renovated
Treatment Plant
Breaks Ground
Siemasko + Verbridge, Windover Collaborate
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Marblehead, MA - The Pleon Yacht
Club located in Marblehead recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated facility.
Built in 1950, the Pleon Yacht Club
turned to the Beverly design firm Siemasko + Verbridge to help accommodate
the growing needs of its members.
Founded in 1887 by four youngsters
whose boats were too small and finances
too meager, Pleon Yacht Club is the oldest
junior yacht club in the United States and
has for many years been the cornerstone of
junior sailing in Marblehead and the North
Shore communities.
The need was great to make the site
and facility durable, easily maintainable,
safe, flexible and accessible. Siemasko +
Verbridge, in collaboration with Windover
Development LLC, developed and execut-
ed these design goals and made
them a reality for all those associated with the club.
Key design features are
the garage doors, which open
up inside to the outside; a pilot house that serves as control central for the director of
Pleon, with views up and down
Before renovations
Norwalk , CT –The Water Pollution
Control Authority (WPCA) for the City of
Norwalk held a groundbreaking ceremony
for its $37 million – Phase 1 upgrade to the
Wastewater Treatment Plant in October.
When fully completed, the Norwalk WPCF
will be a leader in the State of Connecticut’s
goal of improving the quality of Long Island Sound through the substantial reduction in the discharge of harmful nutrients
and improved water quality.
Collectively referred to as the plant’s
“headworks,” this phase includes main lift
pumping and grit and screens removal to
treat a peak flow of up to 90 million gallons
per day.
A major highlight of the project will
be the construction of a 25-foot+ deep
structure supported by hundreds of concrete
piles in complex soil conditions. The project also includes a number of green initiatives including premium efficiency motors,
high efficiency fluorescent lighting, a building structure that will meet or exceed the
current insulation requirements set forth by
the Connecticut State Building Code, and
an innovative “Solarwall” that will use solar energy to reduce the building’s heating
The project has been a collaborative
through the design process and
After renovations
will continue through construction. Gilbane
masts, sails and kids gear; and an open Building Company of Glastonbury is providthe harbor; organized stor- lower level area ideal for simple boat re- ing construction management services, and
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Facilities Development News
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corrections center groundbreaking
North Branch cmA
Designed by Sheerr mccrystal palson
Unity, Nh - North Branch construction, Inc., acting construction manager
agent (cmA), broke ground for phase II of
construction at the Sullivan county community corrections center. phase II of the
project will add approximately 20,000sf to
the existing jail facility.
The expansion, designed by Sheerr
mccrystal palson of New london, N.h.,
will bring prisoners closer to release, featuring programs for in-treatment and work
release. The wood-framed, one- and twostory addition will also include approximately 70 additional beds. phase II will be
completed in mid-2010.
As cmA, North Branch construction is supervising five pre-qualified prime
Ground breaking for Phase II at the
Sullivan County Corrections Center.
contractors. The site/concrete prime contract for phase II has been awarded.
phase I, renovations and upgrades to
the existing facility, which is about 80%
complete, began in late June 2009 and will
be completed by year-end.
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New Bedford, mA - Bufftree
Building company is in the process of
converting the former Sweater mill/carriage house at 280 North Street in New
Bedford into the Sean Brooke house
that will become home for male and female veterans in need. The house was
named for Sean Brooke, who served as
a combat medic in Iraq.
Expected to be ready for occupancy in spring 2010, the ADA-accessible
facility will include 19 one-bedroom
apartments plus an addition with a new
elevator, entrance vestibule and access
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stairs to the upper and lower levels.
Each level will have a laundry room and
utility room for the convenience of the
“As this is an old building undergoing a complete renovation, it may
pose some challenges,” said Bufftree
Building company project manager
Stanley p. cieplik. “The architects have
done a great job on the design.”
The architect is Durkee, Brown,
Viveiros & werenfels Architects of
providence, R.I.
cannon launches consulting Services
Boston, mA - cannon Design has
launched its new Building Systems commissioning consulting Services program.
This comprehensive and systematic
process offers important quality assurance
benefits for building owners, as they validate how the many requirements during design, construction, acceptance and project
turnover are being met. In addition, with
rising energy costs, professional engineering and analysis during the design and construction phases, reduces energy use and
the buildings’ impact on the environment.
“we continue to deepen our commitment to sustainability by expanding
our services to include building commissioning,” notes John Swift, pE, lEED,
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with cannon Design. “for decades, we
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High-Profile: Facilities Development News
Jc&A Among Top contributors
Quincy, mA - for the third consecutive year, J. calnan & Associates, Inc.
ranked among the top corporate charitable
givers in massachusetts according to a recent report by the Boston Business Journal. The company was recognized for its
charitable giving and for the contributions
made by J. calnan & Associates’ employees and ranked #3 overall for average per
employee volunteer hours.
“As business leaders it is important
to give back to the communities in which
we work and live in positive ways,” said
Jay calnan, president of J. calnan & Associates. “As with many of the firms recognized at the Summit, philanthropy is part
of our company culture at Jc&A and we
will continue to do what we can to make
a difference. J. calnan and Associates is
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The Shops at Quonset Point
The Shops at Quonset point
Integrated Bldrs cm / Bergmeyer Architect
North Kingston, RI - Integrated
Builders recently completed the site work
for the 25-acre The Shops at Quonset point
in North Kingston and built the 80,000sf
outside Air center.
In addition, Integrated Builders
completed tenant fit-ups for Super Cuts
and hollywood Nails at the mixed-use office and retail complex, whose first phase
development was recently completed.
As part of an $80 million master
development plan, The Shops at Quonset
point is being developed by New Boston
fund’s Urban Strategy America fund.
The first phase of the project consisted of 200,000sf of space, including
160,000sf of retail and 40,000sf of office
Integrated Builders was responsible
for all site development, utility infrastructure, Kohl’s pad and utilities and con-
struction of the outside Air center, which
included a shell for a 25,000sf Dave’s marketplace grocery store.
The entire development, when completed, is expected to have a limited-service
hotel, a visitor’s center, drug store, coffee
shop, restaurants, a bank, small shops, and
two anchor stores. The design incorporates
innovative, sustainable elements such as
use of recycled materials, and other environmentally friendly strategies.
Architect for the project was Bostonbased Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. other
members of the project team included civil
engineer: Vanasse hangen Brustlin, Inc.
of providence, R.I.; structural engineer:
oDEh Engineers, Inc. of North providence, R.I., and mechanical, electrical and
plumbing engineer: lexington, mass.based AhA consulting Engineers, Inc.
Stephen Stimson
Designs gateway park
Boston, mA - A design team has
been selected to renovate mary Soo
hoo park, also known as chinatown
gateway park. The design team, Stephen Stimson Associates of Boston
and falmouth was awarded a $50,000
design services contract at the BRA’s
board of directors meeting.
The BRA will now host three
public meetings to finalize the design
with the community before the work
begins. The mass. Turnpike Authority,
which owns the land, has committed
$160,000 toward the cost of the renovations.
The purpose of the design services is to update the park’s amenities
and play space – specifically addressing the site design issues of accessibil-
ity, landscape, irrigation, pavements
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signage – while also visually and physically connecting the site to the adjacent
chinatown park of the Rose Kennedy
greenway and the chinatown gate.
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New healthcare
• Hawthorn Services Addition, Ware,
project Type: cultural/Social, hospitals/clinics
Value: $.500 million
40 chestnut Street, ware, mA
plans call for the construction of a
1,200-square-foot addition to the facilities of hawthorn Services, an adult
day care. october 13, 2009 The ware
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Acella celebrates Briarcliffe opening
Vision 3 Architects
Johnston, RI.—A
reception and ribbon cutting ceremony was held
recently to celebrate the
completion of Briarcliffe
gardens Assisted living,
in Johnston.
The new 19,550sf,
$4.6 million, 43-bed facility will serve early stage
Alzheimer and dementia
residents. It includes a
therapeutic period diner,
a media room themed to
simulate a movie theatre
and a day spa, in addition
to many other specially
designed features which
enhance the quality of
life of the residents.
This project is the
first of several in the development of the Briarcliffe campus. Acella construction also performed
Briarcliffe Garden Assisted Living
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services for this
project, which
Briarcliffe’s current
facility is an elegant, privately
owned, 122-bed
nursing and re-
habilitation center set on 28 acres of
beautiful, wooded land in Johnston,
just moments from providence. This
new addition, which is located directly
beside the current facility, will allow Briarcliffe to greatly expand the
services it currently offers and create
a model, unique, safe and caring environment for those afflicted by Alzheimer’s.
The project was designed by Vision 3 Architects in providence.
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• Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp.,
Natick, mA
Value: $5 million
construction could begin in spring
Est. end date by the end of 2010.
plans call for a two-story, nearly
10,000sf expansion of the mary Ann
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November, 2009
High-Profile Feature: St. elizabeth’s Medical Center
Admiral construction corporation completes geriatric
psychiatric Unit for caritas St. Elizabeth’s medical center
oston, mA - St. Elizabeth’s medical center, a caritas family hospital, is a 317-bed tertiary care hospital located in the Brighton neighborhood
of Boston.
In the fall of 2009, St. Elizabeth’s
medical center completed development of
Brighton’s only geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit.
The development of the unit was
based on the hospital’s strategic plans.
The need to better serve the elderly in its
community is critical based on population
growth trends in St. Elizabeth’s service areas. As an example, in 2009, 45% of the
population is age 64 and older; however,
that number is expected to increase to 50%
by 2014. To best treat this patient population, St. Elizabeth’s recognized that its existing facility was not optimal. This special
population of patients was being treated
in its general inpatient psychiatric unit. A
combination of medical and psychiatric
conditions can make the evaluation, care
and treatment of older individuals challenging, and studies show that one in five
older adults in the United States will experience a psychiatric disorder. fortunately,
most emotional illness in older adults is
treatable and, in the proper environment,
health care professionals can better evaluate and treat both the physical and psychological factors that affect elders.
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is Brighton’s only geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit.
The new unit offers comprehensive and dignified inpatient treatment in
a newly renovated, safe and comfortable
environment. The first of its kind in the
community, the new 16-bed unit brings
together psychiatrists, medical specialists;
nursing staff with geriatric, psychiatric and
medical expertise; occupational therapists;
clinical social workers; physical therapists;
and nutritionists. Together, they provide
comprehensive assessment and treatment,
including psychiatric evaluation; medical
evaluation and management; medication
adjustments; occupational therapy; nutritional consultation; individual and group
therapy; patient and family education; and
discharge and aftercare planning.
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High-Profile Feature: St. elizabeth’s Medical Center
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Admiral Construction Corporation
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afforded the challenge of transforming an
existing 10,000sf transitional care unit,
that Admiral originally built in the late
90’s, into a state-of-the-art Geri-Psych
unit with less than eight weeks to meet
The Department of Public Health and The
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and approvals.
On day one, the project team had
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success of this project is a direct result of
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to execute a design/build project of this
magnitude within what appeared to be
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three days ahead of schedule and under
The design team included Steffian
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Admiral Construction Corporation has been specializing in healthcare
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St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is the first of its kind in the community.
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News
healthy outlook for hospital projects
Taking the pulse of healthcare construction work
The following are excerpts from an
article included in “The Pipeline,” published by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling
Contractors of Greater Boston and United Association Plumbers and Gasfitters
Boston Local 12.
espite the economic woes that
have stalled development in other
sectors, the healthcare industry is
moving forward with building, expansion,
and renovation plans and keeping many
local 12 plumbers and phcc contractors
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century, the massachusetts general hospital’s (mgh) new 13-story, 530,000sf
clinical facility main campus in Boston is
scheduled to be completed in 2011, which
also marks the 200th anniversary of the acclaimed hospital. Its services will include
29 new operating rooms and five floors of
inpatient rooms. The construction schedule calls for simultaneously building three
levels below grade and 10 floors above
J.c. cannistraro, of Boston, is handling the project’s plumbing and hVAc.
“It’s a building of the future,” says
John cannistraro, Jr., president of the company. The mgh facility will adhere to
green-friendly lEEDS gold sustainability
standards. Referring to amenities such as
the atrium and gardens planned for the facility’s common areas, cannistraro notes
that the building is designed for the wellbeing of patients’ families as much as for
patients themselves. “In some ways, it will
be as elegant as a five-star hotel,” he adds.
The $600-million facility will require
1,200 plumbing fixtures, 3,000 medical
gas outlets, 200,000 linear feet of piping,
and a 50,000sf mechanical room. much of
the work will be pre-fabricated at cannistraro’s watertown plant.
J.c. cannistraro recently completed
another project for partners healthcare,
the umbrella organization that includes
mgh, in Danvers. called mass general/
North Shore center for outpatient care,
the new cutting-edge facility includes the
latest diagnostic equipment as well as eight
operating rooms for outpatient surgery, a
heart center, and a cancer center among its
services. It also features a unique healing
A partnership between mgh and
North Shore medical center (which includes Salem hospital and lynn’s Union
hospital), the Danvers project represents a
growing trend of Boston hospitals migrating to the suburbs.
Elsewhere on the North Shore, E.m.
Duggan of canton is working on 65,000sf
addition to the lahey clinic medical center in peabody, which will include a spine
center, pain center, and sleep disorders center as well as expanded space for primary
care suites and new patient rooms. once
the addition is complete, lahey will be
able to move patients and services into the
new facility so that it can begin upgrades
on the existing building. J.c. higgins, of
Stoughton, will handle the plumbing work
for lahey’s renovation plans.
Boston hospitals have set their sights
south of the city as well. for example, the
Dana-farber/Brigham and women’s cancer center, which will be in partnership with
South Shore hospital, is under construction in South weymouth. The new facility,
which is scheduled to open in fall 2009,
will include medical oncology offices,
diagnostic imaging, linear accelerators,
and chemotherapy infusion areas. phcc of
greater Boston contractor commonwealth
plumbing corp. is handling the work.
commonwealth is also working on
an expansion at Beth Israel Deaconess
hospital-Needham. The former glover
community hospital is getting a 37,000sf
addition that will include 20 new patient
rooms, an mRI suite, and a new emergency
Not all hospital construction is taking place outside the city. In addition to the
new mgh building, Dana-farber is building the 14-story Yawkey center for cancer
care at its Boston campus on Brookline
Avenue. Scheduled to open in 2011, the
facility will feature 275,000sf of clinical
space. J.c. higgins is handling the plumbing and hVAc for the project.
other healthcare projects in the pipeline include a new ambulatory care facility, budgeted at more than $100 million,
at lowell general hospital as well as a
new building for Saints memorial medical
center, also in lowell.
New healthcare projects
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High-Profile: Facilities Development
UMass Amherst
Town officials and project partners gather at groundbreaking ceremony.
A.P. Breaks Ground on Town Projects
Bianco Giolitto Weston Architects
Hamden, CT - A.P. Construction
Company, a division of The Ashforth Company, recently broke ground on the renovation of the Hamden Memorial Town Hall
and the new police department. The new
police headquarters facility will be adjacent to its current location and attached to
the Memorial Town Hall.
The project will include a 50,000sf
renovation of the existing Memorial Town
Hall and the construction of a new threestory, 37,000sf police station. Hamden
Memorial Town Hall is listed on the national register of historic buildings and also
houses the existing fire station.
The new building will extend the
streetscape of this historic building to the
west, while providing a defined new entrance for the police headquarters that will
hold a total of 75 employees once completed. In addition, a two-level, 40,000sf parking garage will be added along with road
improvements to Route 10 State Highway.
The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2011 and will be a
LEED Silver certified building as defined
by the requirements of the United States
Green Building Council.
The existing police headquarters
building will remain in place until renovation of the town hall and construction of
the new police headquarters addition (including a new communication system) are
complete. After the Hamden Police Department moves into its new headquarters,
the existing police buildings will be demolished. The last project phase will include
construction of the parking structure and
final sitework.
The architect is Bianco Giolitto
Weston Architects, Frank Fazekas is the
project manager, Mark Moran is the superintendent and Jace Colaneri is the assistant
project manager.
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Through interior and exterior renovations, the building has been transformed
into a new branch for First Colebrook
As construction manager for this
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system additions and modifications, as well
as electrical systems. Interior renovations
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News
HMFH Completes Phase I of MET
Newport, RI - HMFH Architects
announced the completion of a study
of the Metropolitan Regional Career
and Technical Center (MET) School
expansion in Newport.
HMFH Architects was selected
in conjunction with Dr. Frank Locker,
AIA to undertake a feasibility study
(including site research, programming,
and schematic design) for the newest
branch of the MET School. The MET
is a state-funded, public school serving
more than 700 high school students on
six campuses in Rhode Island.
Dr. Locker is a Recognized
Educational Facilities Planner (REFP)
with an international consulting practice devoted to school planning.
The highly personalized learning experience for MET students is
characterized by a combination of
in-school project-based activities and
out-of-school internships, together
with on-going mentoring. The challenge to HMFH and Locker was to
create facilities that will support this
individualized, activity-based learning
“MET students are fully engaged in their environment,” said
Laura Wernick, AIA, REFP, LEED AP,
senior principal at HMFH Architects.
“Green design was a natural adjunct to
this kind of experiential learning. As
part of the study, our team examined
the feasibility of a NetZero facility and
considered wind or solar power for energy production and other green tech-
Rendering of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center School expansion courtesy of HMFH Architects
nologies such as the use of biomass
and passive solar heating.”
The school was interested in
minimizing the carbon footprint of the
new construction through both high efficiency systems and controls and application of renewable energy systems.
In addition, one of the sites being considered involved the reuse of portions
of an existing community center, adding another level of complexity to the
planning process.
After an intensive visioning and
programming experience involving
staff, students, and parents, a concept
for their new home evolved. With
small group learning spaces and offices scattered around the periphery,
the heart of the new school will be a
Commons for eating, meeting, presentation, and performance and an adjacent Quantitative Reasoning Room
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and art-based activities. With a garage
door opening to the exterior, the QR
will house projects ranging from en-
gine repair to ceramics.
The new school facility is being
designed to meet the highest building
performance standards, including the
New England High Performance Standards (NE-CHPS). It is also expected
to earn a LEED-Platinum rating from
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Payette Breaks Ground at University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI – Payette announced
the groundbreaking of a new 140,000sf
building for the College of Pharmacy at
the Kingston campus at the University of
Rhode Island (URI).
The certified LEED Silver building
is the second major component of the URI
Health Life Sciences District on the North
Kingston campus.
Payette also designed the Center for
Biotechnology and Life Sciences, which
opened in January of this year. Both proj-
ects include state-of-the-art teaching and
research labs and business incubator space,
reflecting the strong public-private partnership character of the school’s mission. The
buildings are part of the University’s larger
plan to create a science and technology hub
that prepares students for careers in the
life sciences industry and fosters biotechnology development in the Rhode Island
Designed to include three distinct
and connected neighborhoods or social
The south-facing building overlooks a relocated medicinal garden.
Interior view of URI’s College of Pharmacy. Renderings courtesy of Payette.
centers, the south-facing building faces a
relocated Medicinal Garden. Each of these
neighborhoods is a two-story space that
interconnects the building’s four aboveground floors. The garden features an educational display of medicinal plants, herbs
and spices and also functions as a conservatory source of standard specimens.
“URI’s Pharmacy program is one of
the top programs in the country,” said Todd
Sloane, AIA, associate principal at Payette.
“The new building showcases studentcentered learning, and combined with the
recently opened Center for Biotechnology
and Life Sciences, creates a magnet for
biotechnology research and development
in Rhode Island.”
The project team includes R.G.
Vanderweil Engineers, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering; Odeh Engineers, structural
engineering; Pare Corporation, civil and
geotechnical engineering; Carol R. Johnson Associates, landscape architecture; and
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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News
Wheeler School Holds Topping Off
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Siemasko + Verbridge Architects - Acella GC
East Sandwich, MA - Siemasko +
Verbridge provided architectural, interior
and landscape design services for Riverview School’s new Student Center currently under construction in East Sandwich.
Riverview School is an independent
coeducational residential school, providing a caring community for adolescents
and young adults with complex language,
learning and cognitive disabilities.
The design plans include a 325-seat
auditorium; a multi-purpose lobby, includ-
ing a cafe and gallery area; admissions and
operations offices; and new classrooms for
the arts.
The design is inspired by the overriding goal that each student be able to
reach their full potential in a safe environment. Siemasko + Verbridge’s design
invites a sense of community into the life
of the school and creates a welcoming
presence for both students and prospective
Acella Construction Corporation of
Norwell is the GC on this project.
Shawmut Design and Construction held a topping off ceremony
in September on the campus of
the Wheeler School in Providence to celebrate the completion of the structural frame of
the Hamilton School addition.
The Hamilton School
Renovation and Addition project involves the renovation of
an occupied 7,600sf, two-story
wood-framed schoolhouse and
the creation of a 10,800sf addition. The project architect is Ed
Wojcik Architect and the structural engineer is ODEH Engineers, both of Providence. The
project, which is being completed on a 15-month, three-phase
schedule, has roughly reached
the half-way point of construction.
At the topping off ceremony,
students from the Wheeler
School signed a structural steel
beam and watched as it was
hoisted into place on top of the
steel frame of the Hamilton
School addition
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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News
North Branch cm for New School
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construction, Inc. of concord has been
awarded a construction management contract to build the new windy hill School
on the campus of colby Sawyer college in
New london.
The windy hill program at colby
Sawyer is a college-community partnership providing families of the area with
daycare, kindergarten and after-school programs serviced by the students and faculty
of the Social Sciences and Education program.
The new facility will bring the pro-
gram under one roof, which currently is
housed in the lower levels of the Abbey and
Burpee residence halls.
The new windy hill School will feature classrooms with built-in kitchens and
computer work areas, seminar rooms, two
technology-enabled “smart” classrooms for
child development classes, an early childhood curriculum laboratory and resource
library along with faculty offices.
Banwell Architects of lebanon are
providing the design for the new school,
which will be completed in the spring of
Tufts University’s Cousens Gymnasium
middle School completed
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laconia, Nh - ARc/Architectural
Resources cambridge, Rist-frost-Shumway/RfS Engineering, and harvey construction corporation of Nh announced
the completion of a new 118,000sf building for laconia memorial middle School
in laconia, N.h.
The three-story building includes
classrooms, administrative spaces, a library/media center, cafeteria and kitchen as well as a gymnasium and multipurpose room. The new building serves
grades six through eight and will accommodate up to 750 students. The new
building replaced an existing 1961 facility on the same site.
“We just completed the final phase
of the project. phasing of demolition and
new construction was required in order
for the school to remain occupied during
the construction process,” said henry
S. Reeder, fAIA, principal-in-charge
of the project at ARc. “The project was
designed to be a sustainable or ‘green’
building in accordance with the New
England collaborative for high performance Schools.”
harvey construction company
served as general contractor for the project. RfS served as the mEp, Structural
and civil Engineer.
medford, mA - Bowdoin construction of Needham heights recently completed the renovation of Tufts University’s
cousens gymnasium.
The project, designed by moser pilon Nelson Architects, encompassed the
rotation of the basketball court and bleachers, as well as the addition of a new exterior handicapped ramp at the main entrance
to the gym.
The primary purpose of the renovation was to rotate the existing court 90
degrees in order to meet the NcAA’s required dimensions for tournament play.
This required the complete demolition and
replacement of the wood floor, removal of
a section of the concrete bleachers, the addition of new retractable bleacher seats, the
relocation of the basketball hoops and the
relocation of the Jumbotron.
Also included in the project was a
new fire protection system, upgraded life
safety systems, relocation of existing gym
light fixtures and increasing fixture count,
a new sound system, a new unisex handicapped toilet on the first floor, construction
of equipment storage space, renovation of
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High-Profile Feature: Rhino Public Relations
pR Key to Successful Business Development
ublic relations should take the chill
out of business development and
sales, says Susan Shelby, cpSm,
founder and principal of Rhino public
Relations. After starting her career as a
door-to-door salesperson, Shelby knows
the hurdle of turning a closed door into
an opportunity. Successful pR can create
an environment in which no new business
meeting is truly “cold” by raising the visibility of a company and its offerings.
Rhino PR is now in its fifth year, and
clients rave about the measurable results
that public relations has brought to their
bottom line. with a stable of clients that
span the A/E/c spectrum – including real
estate development, architecture, engineering, acoustical consulting and furniture –
each company has success stories of how
pR has helped achieve their business development goals.
Daniel o’Neill, president of engineering firm Applied Risk Management,
describes his company’s recent success
story: “In four months time, I was quoted
in six separate national articles as a security expert, and I also spoke at a multitude
of events in the Boston area. As a result,
our book launch was a success with more
than 61,000 books being distributed to our
target audience.”
The targeted book launch for Applied
Risk management is just one example of
who recognizes the value of team of communications professionals
investing in pR even when with deep experience in pR and marketing
industry-wide revenues are within the A/E/c industry, Rhino pR helps
its clients achieve their marketing and promore than many other motional goals as an extension of their incommunications vehicles, house marketing staff – and in some cases
public relations carries with to the extent of serving as the client’s exit the third-party validation ternal marketing department.
of the media. Using local,
“Being a start-up, we needed help
national and industry trade with everything from our web site to our
publications – both in print RFP proposals, from project profiles to getand electronically – to edu- ting published. Susan Shelby has become
cate and inform potential an indispensable advisor for our managel-r- Kelly Cohane, GEI Consultants; Susan Shelby, Rhino
clients is a proven step to ment team,” said Ken patrick, president of
PR; Chris Stockwell, GEI Consultants; and Jen Shelby,
building a successful brand office furniture dealer Environments at
Rhino PR
and driving continued sales Work.
the kind of results that targeted, strategic
Whether for a start-up office furnigrowth.
public relations can produce. Rhino pR has
“Susan is an expert at developing ture dealer like Environments at work, or
also worked with its clients to change brand and nurturing relationships,” said michelle a 40-year old engineering firm like GEI
identity, raise awareness of a company’s hillman, a reporter for the Boston Business Consultants, Inc. with more than 25,000
competitive differentiators, increase name Journal. “A natural networker, she knows projects completed in over 20 countries,
recognition in the marketplace, promote how to connect clients with valuable busi- the starting point for every successful pR
a niche expertise, target specific markets,
and recruit talented staff.
“In 2009 alone, Rhino PR has helped HMFH Architects gar“In 2009 alone, Rhino pR has helped
ner more than 130 local, regional and national press placements,
HMFH Architects garner more than 130
contributing to the firm’s increased exposure and visibility at
local, regional and national press placeexactly the time when every advantage is important to marketing
ments, contributing to the firm’s increased
in a down economy.”
exposure and visibility at exactly the time
–George Metzger, HMFM president
when every advantage is important to marketing in a down economy.”
These are the words of hmfh Ar- ness opportunities. As a reporter who
or marketing program is understanding
chitects president george metzger, AIA, worked with Susan on many occasions
the client’s business and knowing what
over several years, I especially appreciated sets them apart from their competition. In
her soft-sell manner and ability to deliver 2008, Rhino pR conducted a full market
on a promised story or contact.”
analysis of gEI’s competition in all geoAs a company grows and changes, graphic regions and practice areas and deso do its public relations goals. when ar- termined that similarly sized competitors
chitecture firm Margulies Perruzzi Ar- did not focus considerable energy on pubchitects (mpA) (formerly margulies & lic relations. Rhino pR conducted a masAssociates) became Rhino PR’s first client sive national campaign that included mein 2004, founding principal marc margu- dia relations, published articles, speaking
lies, AIA, lEED Ap, wanted to broaden engagements, industry awards and press
clients’ perceptions of the firm to include releases that at its completion was honored
all principals and its large team of highly with a Bell Ringer Award from the pubtalented and experienced professionals. By licity club of New England, a marketing
promoting the extensive design talent be- communications Award from the Society
hind the firm’s many new and completed of marketing professional Services, and
projects, Rhino PR accomplished its first most importantly, achieved measurable retask and the next year moved on to helping sults for gEI.
“Rhino public Relations’ expertise
mpA win industry awards and accolades to
has helped make gEI one of
further validate its design quality and successful team collaboration. In 2008, mpA the most visible brands in our target marmarked its 20th anniversary with a new kets in New England and across the United
name, a new partner and new office space. States,” said christopher J. Stockwell,
Rhino pR worked closely with mpA’s in- senior vice president and chief marketternal rebranding efforts to ensure that the ing officer for GEI. “Rhino PR’s work has
firm’s new brand and impressive longevity supported 100% two-year organic revenue
were recognized among their clients, col- growth in the region. we continued to win
new work during the downturn, and we are
leagues, and potential new business.
while some companies’ needs are poised for continued growth in 2010 and
addressed by the pR basics – media rela- beyond.”
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public relations is a critical piece of
tions, press releases, and articles – others
business development efforts.
require a more expansive program of strawith
savvy and an unyielding focus
tegic counsel and tactical implementation.
goals, Rhino pR uses public
while Rhino pR focuses on excelling in
bridge to business developthe PR basics, the firm also is committed to
its clients.
serving its clients with every tool in its
senal. comprised of a highly experienced
Where do A/E/C companies
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Facilities Development News
The Kaydon group News
Taunton, mA - The Kaydon group
of companies earned the rank of 172/500
in the 2009 Inc. 500 annual ranking of
the fastest-growing private companies in
The Kaydon group is comprised of
three divisions, including florence Electric
llc, Taunton; Kaydon Integrated Technologies, Taunton; and consolidated Electric
llc, merrimack, N.h. Individually, each
division has its own technical expertise.
Eli florence, cEo of the Kaydon
group, said, “when I built this company,
I had an advantage because I had
access to the best
people in the industry.”
last year,
the Kaydon group
was included in
the Boston Business Journal top
100 list of the
area’s largest priEli Florence, CEO of
vate companies.
the Kaydon Group
Nitsch Eng. celebrates 20 Years
Boston, mA – Nitsch Engineering celebrated its 20th anniversary on September 15. over the course of the next year Nitsch will continue to celebrate the
milestone anniversary by honoring its mantra, “Building better communities with
you.” The company will host or participate in a series of events that help improve
its communities.
Since the company’s founding in 1989, Nitsch Engineering has grown from
a one-person civil engineering company into the largest women-owned Business
Enterprise (WBE) civil engineering firm in Massachusetts. In addition, the company has expanded to provide land surveying, transportation engineering, sustainable
site consulting, geographic Information Systems (gIS), and planning services.
president and founder Judith Nitsch, pE, lEED Ap, commented, “when
I started Nitsch Engineering in 1989 – in the midst of another recession – many
people didn’t think that a company like ours would flourish. But we’ve been able
to grow into a successful, respected company with projects in 17 states and five
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High-Profile Feature: 225 Franklin St., 100 High St., One Post Office Square
Shawmut completes Three Renovations
oston, mA—Shawmut Design and
construction recently completed
three commercial lobby renovation/expansions in downtown Boston for
Equity Office Properties located at One
Post Office Square, 225 Franklin Street,
and 100 high St.
The three buildings received significant facelifts and infrastructure upgrades,
all while remaining open and operational
during construction. The projects were all
designed by Boston-based architects cBT
All three buildings utilized pilkington glass curtain wall systems turning the
façades into vast expanses of glass spanning multiple floors. Other design elements
common to the three Class A office building lobbies is the use of lustrous marble for
Project Team for 100 High St.
Shawmut Design and Construction - general contractor
CBT Architects - Architect
Cosentini Associates - mEp/fp Engineer
Le Messurier Consultants, Inc. - Structural Engineer
Schweppe Lighting Design - lighting
Wil-Spec - Specification Writing
Hughes Associates - code consultants
Copley Wolff Design Group - landscape Architects
Kenneth Castellucci & Assoc., Inc. - masonry/Stone contractor
Spectrum Integrated Technologies - Security Systems
100 High St. lobby renovation
flooring and walls, grand columns soaring
as high as two and three stories, and exotic
millwork accenting the modern spaces.
Infrastructure upgrades were necessary in all three cases to accommodate
the expansions. New m/E/p systems, elevator cab upgrades, and security systems
were completed to bring the lobbies up to
date. An element used both at 225 franklin
Street and One Post Office Square was the
installation of new radiant-heat flooring
A considerable challenge existed at
the One Post Office Square lobby in that
the langham hotel is adjacent to the building and its guests’ 24-hour needs and com-
Selected Subcontractor for Shawmut projects
Landscape Architects
CWDG is proud to be part
of the Shawmut Team
for the 100 High Street
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100 High Street
making places memorable
225 Franklin Street
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Project Team for 225 Franklin St.
Shawmut Design and Construction - general contractor
CBT Architects - Architect
RDK Engineers - mEp/fp
Le Messurier Consultants, Inc. - Structural
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. - civil Engineer
Schweppe Lighting Design - lighting
Wil-Spec - Specification Writing
Hughes Associates - code consultants
Copley Wolff Design Group - landscape Architects
Kenneth Castellucci & Assoc., Inc. - masonry/Stone contractor
Spectrum Integrated Technologies - Security Systems
November, 2009
High-Profile Feature: 225 Franklin St., 100 High St., One Post Office Square
Project Team for One Post Office Square
Shawmut Design and Construction - general contractor
CBT Architects - Architect
Cosentini associates - mEp/fp
Le Messurier Consultants, Inc. - Structural Engineer
Schweppe Lighting Design - lighting
Wil-Spec - Specification Writing
Hughes Associates - code consultants
Carol R. Johnson Associates - landscape Architects
Kenneth Castellucci & Assoc., Inc. - masonry/Stone contractor
Spectrum Integrated Technologies - Security Systems
fort had to be considered along with the
building tenants.’ A wall separating the lobby from the hotel was erected to diminish
dust and noise. Regular communication between Shawmut and the hotel kept the team
informed of any guest complaints related to
the construction. And the most disruptive
work was scheduled during times when the
hotel was not expecting heavy occupancy.
At 225 franklin Street, in addition
to the 16,000sf lobby renovation and expansion, which the team finished almost a
month ahead of schedule, an all-glass jewel-box pavilion was created to provide conference space on the fifth floor. Extensive
M/E/P system upgrades and reconfigurations were required. Turned over five days
ahead of schedule, the pavilion transformed
One Post Office Square lobby
Selected Subcontractors for Shawmut projects
Masonry/Stone Contractor
what had been a concrete-clad box into a
stunning glass seminar space with incredible views of Post Office Square Park.
At the building formerly known
as 150-175 Federal Street, Equity Office
properties selected Shawmut to demolish
existing retail and office spaces to create a
dramatic new façade and lobby at the 100
high Street side of the building. In addition
to the demolition of the existing spaces,
the scope also involved structural modifications and significant sitework including
new trees, planters, pavers, and stone seating area. The building, now rebranded as
100 high Street, offers tenants and visitors
a striking new reception as they enter the
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November, 2009
High-Profile Feature: First Baptist Church
historic church Reconstructed
michael Rosenfeld, Architect - marc Truant cm
oston - mA - on a bitter, cold evening in January 2005, a fire broke
out in the furnace of the historic
first Baptist church in Jamaica plain. It
quickly spread up the walls to the roof.
Despite the heroic efforts of Boston firefighters, the building was destroyed. All
that remained of the pre-civil war church
building was the exterior walls and steeple
tower, which were constructed of rock,
the charred timbers, some pews, and an
E.&g.g. hook organ ruined beyond rec
ognition. fortunately, no one was injured
in the blaze.
The shocking loss of this landmark
structure in the heart of Jamaica plain led to
a tremendous outpouring of concern from
people throughout the country. A stream of
volunteered support from individuals and
other churches around the country began
almost immediately after the fire. Early
donations totaled more than $200,000, allowing the first Baptist church to continue
operating, clear the debris from the fire,
and prepare for rebuilding.
The church retained the services of
the Office of Michael Rosenfeld, Architect,
and marc Truant & Associates, Inc., construction managers, to rebuild the facility. A plan of carefully phased reconstruction that reinforced the
church’s goals and inclusive mission was adopted. This plan, which
supports the church’s
focus on social, educational, and community
programs, will follow
the same footprint,
height, and design of
the original building
and will be carried out
in two phases of construction.
phase 1 will focus
on replacing the infrastructure of the entire
First Baptist Church under construction
building and completing the main floor, ac-
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“Proud to be part of the Marc Truant Team
on the First Baptist Church
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cessible at ground level, which
features highly flexible spaces
that will support a variety of
programs and activities. This
phase, which will be completed
early in 2010, includes:
• Reinforcement of the
foundation, a new structural
steel frame, concrete floor
slabs and reconstruction of the
roof, water-damaged walls,
windows, and entrances.
• Finishing the ground
floor (7,000sf) which will provide a meeting hall seating 200
people, lobby, classrooms, offices, kitchen, and bathroom
• New building systems
including plumbing, fire protection, heating, ventilation,
and electrical for the entire facility.
• Furnishings and landscaping.
phase 2 will be undertakAll that remained of the historic church building was
en by the church at a later point the exterior walls and steeple tower after the fire in
in time and will entail finishing
the second floor of the building.
This work will include a 300munity through activities such as: a food
seat sanctuary that will be used for church pantry and soup kitchen, senior center,
services as well as community activities language classes, art and music festivals,
such as lectures and concerts.
a community accessible computer lab, and
The upper floor will also feature a after school programs for youth.
multipurpose classroom and an elevator
“The first Baptist church has been
making it fully accessible from the ground serving the community for 150 years. It is
level. In addition, a historic 1872 E.&g.g. part of Jamaica plain’s heritage, and the
hook and hastings organ, acquired from congregation’s commitment to social justhe mount moriah Baptist church in New tice work provides a great contribution to
York city, will be restored and installed in the community,” said Rep. Jeffrey Santhe sanctuary.
chez, massachusetts house of RepresentaThe first Baptist church sponsors tives.
programs that range from arts and crafts
The design and construction team
and Spanish language classes for children met the challenges of a limited budget, a
to movie showings that reflect on social constrained site (additionally restricted by
justice themes. The church also offers sup- the temporary shoring required to prop up
port to local organizations that promote the remaining, original wall sections) and
fair trade, care for seniors, and provide the difficulty of marrying a new facility to
new opportunities for women fleeing do- a weakened 150-year-old structure with
mestic abuse. It is actively involved in creativity and determination in a collabmany neighborhood activities, such as art orative effort. The restored building will
and cultural events, music festivals, and preserve the historic character of the origithe local business and professional asso- nal church while providing flexible, practiciation. The new facility will support the cal, and functional space that will support
church’s envisioned future that calls for a the mission of the first Baptist church for
ministry of hospitality that will serve and decades to come.
involve a wide cross-section of the com-
Project Team for First Baptist Church
Architect - The Office of Michael Rosenfeld, Inc.
construction manager - Marc Truant & Associates, Inc.
mechanical Engineer - MacRitchie Engineering Corporation
Electrical Engineer - MacRitchie Engineering Corporation
plumbing Engineer – MacRitchie Engineering Corporation
fire protection Engineer - MacRitchie Engineering Corporation
Structural Engineer - Structures North Consulting Engineers, Inc.
November, 2009
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News
Tocci Awarded New Street Residences
Designed by Khalsa Design
Whipple Riverview Place
BWK GC for Whipple Riverview
Ipswich, MA - BWK
Construction Co., Inc. served
as the general contractor for the
Whipple Riverview Place project in Ipswich.
The project was developed by The North Shore
Housing Trust and entailed the
conversion of a dormant manufacturing facility into affordable
housing for seniors. The building has a new elevator and is
fully ADA compliant.
View of the recently installed green roof
The apartments are bright
and spacious with large winof the renovation was the installation of a
dows that overlook the river. Laundry fa- green roof, which captures rainfall via vegcilities, a community lounge and off-street etation that is planted on top of the rubber
parking are also provided.
roofing system, thereby minimizing runOne of the more interesting facets off.
Cambridge, MA - Tocci Building
Companies announced the award of New
Street Residences, designed by Khalsa Design, Inc., a flexible residential project in
New Street Residences is a collection
of adaptable homes that can react to rapid
changes in the marketplace (i.e., rental vs.
condo, number of bedrooms, etc.). When
sold as condos, each unit can be customized to a particular resident’s lifestyle requirements.
Tocci will work closely with the
modular subcontractor, incorporating the
collaborative concepts of IPD, as detailed
Enhanced choice: Residents can select and customize their floor plan due to
the carefully designed flex-wall system.
Other flexible options are lifestyle solutions and finish materials.
Sustainable: The New Street Residences will feature third-party-certified
high performance (energy efficiency,
healthy interiors, minimal waste).
Technology: The backbone of the
residences is Web-based services. Voice
over IP (voIP) and network digital TV are
included in every unit, along with digital
entertainment upgrade packages.
New Street Residences was slated to
break ground in October 1. The team has
opted to leverage BIM-enabled factorybuilt modules to reduce overall construction duration, so that units are available to
market July 1, 2010.
Eastview at Middlebury Gets OK
Gawron Turgeon Architects
Middlebury, VT - Eastview at Middlebury, a proposed new retirement community in Middlebury, received affirmation
from the Vermont Supreme Court upholding the Environmental Court’s ruling that
their Act 250 land use permit should stand.
Eastview at Middlebury plans to
build a 101-unit residential retirement
community on approximately 40 acres
owned by Middlebury College. The project
master planned and designed by Gawron
Turgeon Architects in Maine will be located adjacent to Porter Medical Center and
Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Eastview’s retirement community
will consist of an Inn with 30+ independent living apartments, as well as residential care and a Sanctuary program for those
living with memory loss. In addition, there
will be 30 or more cottages in the community. The buildings will integrate green materials for interior finishes and will feature
efficient mechanical systems and lighting,
and natural landscape features. Construction is anticipated for spring 2010.
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Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors Association
Boston Roofing Contractors Association
Northeast Erectors Association
Insulation Contractors Association of New England
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Glass Employers Association of New England
Carpenters Employers Association of New England
New England Mechanical Service Contractors Association/
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractors of Boston, Inc.
Building on a strong tradition of service
to our members and the construction industry
Contact one of our members for your specialty contractor needs.
November, 2009
High-Profile Feature: Newtown High School
Rendering of Newtown High School
New Additions and Renovations at Newtown high
morganti group cm / Designed by fletcher Thompson
ewtown, cT - The morganti group,
Inc. is currently managing the construction of a $41 million project
at Newtown high School, as designed by
project architect fletcher Thompson. The
project broke ground in may 2009 and is
slated for completion in January 2011.
The project consists of a 70,000sf
new addition, 15,500sf of major renovations to the existing gymnasium and
15,000sf of interior renovation. The new
addition will provide supplementary educational space, including a culinary arts
program, science labs and administration
space. This three-story addition will have
an exterior façade covered in a glass curtain wall system.
Renovations to the existing gymnasium will include removal of the roof and
installation of new, curved trusses to create a larger, more attractive space. other
project work includes selective renovation
of portions of the existing school to tie into
the new structures, a new three-story stairwell to help ease congestion and egress, a
new synthetic turf football field and associ-
ated site work, as well as parking and landscaping to complement the project.
“morganti is proud to be working
with such a dedicated Newtown community, and we applaud the efforts of all involved in securing greater opportunities for
the students of Newtown,” said Tim gunn,
Vice president of operations for morganti’s Northeast Regional operations. “morganti looks forward to our continued team
efforts with the Town of Newtown and the
design team of fletcher Thompson, as we
work towards a successful completion of
the project.”
About Morganti Group, Inc:
Founded in 1920 in Danbury, CT,
The Morganti Group, Inc. has grown from
a small, family owned general contracting
firm to a major construction management
firm with offices in Connecticut, New York,
Houston, Florida, and North Carolina.
Morganti specializes in Construction Management At Risk where they work on behalf
of the owner, a methodology that virtually
eliminates change orders and lawsuits at
the end of projects. Some of Morganti’s
core markets are Education, Aviation, and
Major Governmental projects. Today,
Morganti’s client base consists largely of
public agencies and its headquarters remains in Danbury, CT.
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principal for Fletcher Thompson; Tim Gunn, VP of operations for Morganti; and Art
Lindley, project manager.
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Facilities Development News
Build Boston panels
Night Networks
Continued from page 8
Recently I was at gillette Stadium’s
cBS Scene for a joint meeting of AShRAE
Boston (a chapter of the American Society
of heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers), and the Boston and
worcester chapters of AfE, two chapters
Bryan Hermanny, ASHRAE Boston chapter president and Steve Nicholas, AFE
chapter vice president & ASHRAE Boston
chapter secretary.
Networking at CBS Scene, Gillette Stadium
of the Association of facilities Engineers.
Kevin Slein, director of operations at gillette, gave members a brief overview of the
stadium’s systems, capacities, and design
parameters, and members had the opportunity to walk through the tunnels of the
stadium to see the boiler plant and pumps,
a few air handling units, the outdoor aircooled chiller plant and emergency generator.
The current president is Bryan hermanny, also of BR+A. The immediate past
president and now on the board of governors, Jeffrey Schultz of BR+A invited
High-Profile Monthly to participate / exhibit at the 12th Bi-Annual product Show
to be held at lantana’s in Randolph, mass.,
on April 13, 2010. I will be sure to tell
you more about this event as the time gets
I also had a chance to chat with Stacie Suh of Stebbins Duffy, who is the new
editor of NorthEastAire. You can find the
AShARE publication, and complete information on the association online at www.
Boston, mA - four SmmA professionals will share their expertise on
panels at the 2009 Build Boston conference sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects on November 18-20
in Boston’s Seaport District.
SmmA principal Richard croswell pE, lEED Ap, will speak about
the “Application of the Structural Elements of chapter 34 of the 7th Edition l-r: Jean Valence, FSMPS, Hon AIA, Bob Hicks,
AIA, LEED AP, Martine Dion, AIA, LEED AP,
of the State Building code.”
martine Dion, AIA, lEED Ap, and Richard Croswell PE, LEED AP to speak at
Build Boston.
SmmA Director of Sustainable Design,
contributes to three panels: “Achieving
Senior Associate, will serve as a panelist
Sustainable Design through Early Stage Enon “how to market Yourself: Effective Reergy modeling,” “construction Recycling
sumes and portfolios.”
at Its Best: A collaborative Approach,” and
SmmA principal Jean Valence,
“Advanced Buildings: A clear path to high
fSmpS, hon AIA, will discuss “Empower
performance Buildings.”
Your Staff to Become Ambassadors for
Bob hicks, AIA, lEED Ap, SmmA
Your firm.”
IRN Introduces New web Site
concord, Nh. - IRN, The Recycling
Network, announced a new we site, www., dedicated to surplus property management.
IRN matches corporate, educational,
and medical surplus with nonprofit organizations that use the material for disaster
relief and economic development. Since
2004, IRN has shipped more than 15 million pounds of furniture, equipment and
supplies from more than 1,000 projects in
21 US states. The surplus was sent to some
38 charities in 20 US states and more than
45 relief zones in 20 countries on five continents.
According to mark Berry, IRN’s surplus program manager, IRN’s surplus pro-
gram “has grown to the point that we have a
lot of information to provide that doesn’t fit
under our general recycling umbrella. we
have clients calling from all over the country, and users of surplus property who reach
out to IRN from all over the world. It’s easier to direct them straight to a dedicated surplus Web site, rather than try to fit in with all
the other recycling that IRN does.
“Every organization has surplus they
need to get rid of,” says Berry. “we hope will become a portal for
anyone looking to dispose of surplus, and
for those who want to find surplus for disaster relief, outfitting a shelter or group home,
setting up a school or clinic, or any of a hundred other uses among the world’s needy.”
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High-Profile: Facilities Development News
gateway community college project
perkins + will Architect
New haven, cT - The gateway
community college project, scheduled for
completion in 2011, will consolidate many
of the programs currently housed on the
long wharf and North haven campuses to
their new location in downtown New haven. This new $140 million facility will
significantly increase the ability of the college to accommodate growth in its enrollment, which is currently at about 11,000
students a year.
The architect is perkins + will. Rob
goodwin, AIA is the architectural principal
and Stevanie Demko, IIDA is the interior
design principal.
A glazed tower defines the main entry of this 367,000sf facility, marking a corner of one of New haven’s Nine Squares.
The building culminates in a curved, multistory glass volume that houses a two-story
library and makes a unique urban gesture
as a gateway to the city. The sky-lit public
atrium, anchored by a “learning wall” with
interactive displays, is unified by stadium
seating that can be used for studying, informal gathering or full school meetings.
The new curriculum provides various educational programs such as math,
science, language, art and music along
with specialized programs in social sciences, early childhood development,
engineering, computer technology, culinary arts, nursing and allied health
The college will also have a daycare center within the early childhood
learning program as well as a continued
education, small business department,
community room, cafeteria and outreach programs. The facility has been
developed to provide linkages to high
schools and adult education centers, offering courses to increase student readiness for college.
Two programs that have been
very successful are Allied health and
Nursing. The college’s new location
is vibrant with activity and is in close
proximity of local hospitals.
Atrium interior
Therapy Classroom . Photos courtesy of Perkins+Will
Yale-New haven hospital, hospital velop a new facility to support the needs.
of St. Raphael and healthcare partner’s
The new department will occupy
feedback were all solicited in designing the the fourth floor, utilizing approximately
environment for the Nursing Division on 14,300sf. Shared by both programs, a 100the new campus.
seat classroom is centrally located and can
The creation of a realistic environ- be divided to accommodate smaller groups.
ment that simulates the hospital setting The surrounding Allied health program inis critical in educating Allied health and cludes nuclear medicine, radio pharmacy,
Nursing students. The partners, as mem- camera labs, x-ray, radiation therapy and
bers of the Nursing Advisory council, nutrition labs.
were provided with floor plans and asked
The Nursing program includes two
for input in designing the space to ensure full-functioning simulation rooms and a
that the technology in the new campus area large skills lab, which feature beds and
matches the technology of the healthcare non-functioning gas dispensers. life-sized
provider sites.
phantoms and pixy whole body radioThe Directors of Allied health and graphic mannequins with realistic anatomy
Nursing worked with the local community enable students to perform radiographic
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High-Profile: Facilities Development News
EmD Serono
Tops off Research facility
Billerica, mA - EmD Serono, Inc., an proximately 200 scientists with expertise
affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Ger- in cancer biology, cancer immunotherapy,
many, marked the expansion of its research oncogene signaling, medicinal chemistry,
facility in Billerica with a topping off cer- molecular modeling, protein engineering,
therapeutic antibodies and manufacturing
“our vision is clear: to discover new cell lines across the core therapeutic areas
treatments for unmet medical needs,” said of neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and
fereydoun firouz, president and cEo of fertility.
once complete, the new research
EmD Serono, Inc. “By increasing our innovative research capabilities through this facility will accommodate over 115,000sf
ambitious expansion project, EmD Serono of lab and office space, consisting of:
will further strengthen its ability to drive 25,000sf of chemistry and screening labs;
25,000sf of biolosignificant sciengy and cell culture
tific advances in
“Our commitment to the
labs; 22,000sf of
neurodegenerageneral lab support
tive diseases, can- growth and future of EMD
space; 20,000sf of
cer and fertility. Serono is steadfast, and to the life
office and conferour commitment sciences industry as a whole in the
ence rooms and
to the growth and
state of Massachusetts.”
23,000sf of mefuture of EmD
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chanical space. In
Serono is steadpresident & CEO, Serono, Inc.
addition, 25,000sf
fast, and to the
will be the central
life sciences innode space, which
dustry as a whole
will consist of the reception area, cafetein the state of massachusetts.”
The expansion of the Billerica facil- ria/auditorium, fitness center and offices
ity, announced in 2008, represents a $65 and conference rooms. In total, the commillion investment. construction of the pleted EmD Serono research facility will
new 140,000sf facility is expected to be be 140,000sf.
EmD Serono is currently working
complete in late 2010. The new facility
will support the company’s commitment to for LEED certification within the followdeveloping a state-of-the-art center of ex- ing categories: indoor environment quality,
cellence focused on discovering innovative sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy
and atmosphere and materials and resourctreatments for unmet medical needs.
The new site will accommodate ap- es.
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Boston, mA - Stephen m. wilkes of
harry R. feldman, Inc. was selected by the
museum of Science to perform 3D laser
Scanning as part of Archaeology week.
The museum of Science hosted Archaeology week from october 12-17 to show
how “science and technology illuminate
our view of the past.” They asked Stephen
wilkes, director of 3D Services of harry R.
feldman, Inc. to perform 3D laser scan of
the mercury and Saturn capsules as well as
parts of the Dinosaur Exhibit so he could
present his work at the culmination of the
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corporation to provide virtual design &
construction and integrated project delivery facilitation.
Q5 was launched as a direct result
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the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
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November, 2009
High-Profile Cover Story: New England Conservatory Building
Tishman cm Builder for multiple Building Restorations
on New England conservatory campus
oston, mA - Some of Boston’s most
famous historic and stately buildings are located on the New England
conservatory campus.
During the past seven months, Tishman construction corporation overcame
several out-of-the-ordinary challenges as
it restored façades and roofs on four of the
school’s historic buildings.
The conservatory is the oldest independent school of music in the United
States, founded in 1867. historic Jordan
hall, the centerpiece of the school, and
three other buildings underwent an exterior
renovation managed by Tishman, which
was founded in 1898 and is known for successfully managing the complexities of historic restorations, innovative approaches to
building, and sustainable-building leadership. wessling Architects of Quincy is the
architect for the project.
The four buildings are:
• Jordan Hall (290 Huntington Ave.)
– This 1,013-seat hall, with extraordinary
acoustics, has been central to the musical
life of New England since 1903. The design
and shop drawings for the building’s restoration were reviewed by the massachusetts
historic commission to be sure they were
in compliance with the National historic
landmarks program.
• 295 Huntington Ave. – This building is on the National Register of historic
places. Tishman removed and replaced the
slate roof, added snow rails, and removed
deteriorated wooden windows and replaced
295 Huntington Ave.
them with new energy-efficient, insulated erational for students and faculty while the
aluminum windows with historic character. work went on. Tishman coordinated care• 241 St. Botolph Street –Tishman re- fully with the conservatory to schedule
stored the original masonry and removed old day-to-day operations while the buildings
wooden windows and replaced them with were used for classes and special events
new energy-efficient, insulated aluminum throughout spring, summer and fall.
windows with historic character. Similar to
During the planning stages, which
295 huntington Ave., this building is also began in April 2009, Tishman conducted
on the National Register of historic places. sound mock-ups to allow the project team to
• 33 Gainsborough Street – Tishman coordinate the construction activities around
repaired the original brick and stucco fa- New England conservatory’s active events
and recording arts schedule. This ensured
To complete the project, Tishman that the sounds of construction would have
managed several challenges including di- minimal impact on the musicians and daily
recting the labor of 150 trades people spread life at this premiere school of music.
over four buildings that had to remain opOfficials at New England Conservatory commended Tishman for a job well done.
“The top quality work Tishman completed
with minimal impact on school operations
and with thorough commitment to safety
is a testament to what this company can
do,” said Tony woodcock, president of the
conservatory. “we needed to protect these
buildings, our most important asset, for the
future as we train musicians from around
the world and lead the concert life of New
England. we chose Tishman because of
their depth of experience in the restoration
of historic performance spaces.”
one of the biggest challenges was
working on buildings for which no original blueprints existed, requiring experience
and knowledge on the part of Tishman and
wessling to handle the unforeseeable challenges posed by the aging buildings. Another challenge was finding marble to match
the original African marble columns and rosettes on Jordan hall’s façade. Tishman was
responsible for finding marble with similar
grain and variation of color. After months
of research, Tishman and its masonry subcontractor, NER, found the closest match
in marble imported from Italy. matthew
wessling, senior project manager for the
architect, and the massachusetts historical
commission approved the marble before
installation. The marble has been shipped
and is now being cut and fabricated to fit
the project.
In addition, the top three feet of terra
cotta trim, with cornices, was removed and
replaced with terra cotta manufactured in
california. Tishman and wessling visited
the fabricator in california to verify the
casting process and personally inspect the
material for quality before shipment. Tishman also managed the replacement of damaged limestone, and the entire façade was
cleaned to remove 100 years of grime. All
of the masonry joints on the façade were
either cut and repointed or given new sealants.
wooden window replacement on Jordan hall was another challenge. windows
located on the public façades facing huntington Avenue and gainsborough Street
were restored in accordance with US Secretary of the Interiors/National parks standards, which required them to be removed,
restored and reinstalled, not replaced with
new. Tishman managed the windows’ removal and put up temporary sheeting to
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Close up of worker on the roof at 295 Huntington Ave.
Project Team for New England Conservatory
construction manager - Tishman Construction Corporation
Architect - Wessling Architects
owner’s project manager - Leggat McCall Properties
Structural Engineer - DM Berg
mechanical, Electrical, & plumbing Engineer - Avid Engineers
masonry - NER
November, 2009
High-Profile Cover Story: New England Conservatory Building
words from the Architect
“The synergy and collaboration between Wessling Architects
and Tishman Construction was a key factor in the overall success
of this very complicated multiple historic building envelope restoration. Tishman’s team leadership and highly organized project
approach enabled us to hit the ground running and work extremely
efficiently throughout the project. Teamwork and coordination
was in place every step of the way ensuring that the quality and integrity of the project was never compromised. Working with the
New England Conservatory, Tishman Construction Corp., Leggatt
McCall Properties, and Epsilon Associates, Inc., we secured all of the
historic approvals and successfully completed the entire scope of historic restorations.”
–Stephen J. Wessling. President/ CEO, Wessling Architect
Continued from previous page
carefully protect the interior while the windows were restored off-site. The temporary
protection had to allow natural light into the
interior because the rooms were used during
the day.
Tishman also managed the replacement of the roof with an energy-efficient
white roofing system.
Tishman and wessling collaborated
extensively on speeding up the shop drawing approval process and seeking ways to
save the conservatory time and money. All
of these efforts have resulted in revitalized
buildings ready for the next century.
“New England conservatory wisely
invested in a capital improvements program
to restore these façades, replace roofs, and
protect these historic buildings for years to
come,” said Tom Erickson, Tishman construction Senior Vice president. “we ap-
plied our extensive knowledge of successfully managing the complexities of historic
renovation in urban settings to restore these
important buildings.”
Tishman’s past historic renovations
in the Northeast include the wang Theatre
(also known as the citi performing Arts
center), built in Boston in 1925, and renovation and historic rehabilitation of the portland city hall Auditorium, built in maine in
1912. Nationally, Tishman is a leader in the
building of new, and restoration of historic,
performance arts spaces. Tishman provided
project management services for the design
and construction of the Strathmore music
center, a 1,976-seat world-class theatre
and arts education building in montgomery
county, maryland. Tishman also managed
the renovation and restoration of carnegie
hall in New York city, and the construction
of the Judy and Arthur Zankel hall below
the existing carnegie hall.
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NER’s responsibilities encompassed the restoration work at both Jordon hall, which
is located at 290 huntington Avenue, and the St. Botolph Building, which is located at
241 St. Botolph Street.
NER’s scope of work for these buildings included: cleaning (using EK Restoration cleaner, an environmentally safe chemical) and sealing all of the masonry; repointing of all brick, granite and limestone; and replacing the marble pendants, panels
and columns with matched marble imported from Italy.
NER removed Jordan halls 918 piece terra cotta cornice, had these pieces remolded and duplicated to match the existing 1903 pieces, rebuilt the cmU back-up and
then installed the new terra cotta. NER also disassembled, salvaged and stored offsite
the brick and granite at the piers at 241 St. Botolph Street. NER then rebuilt the piers
with new brick and the salvaged granite.
The project also required repair
work to the brick, concrete and limestone surfaces of the buildings.
repair work involved brick crack repair and
replacement, rebuilding of the parapets,
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News
Senior Community Nearly Complete
McArthur Home Completed
Pro Con Architect and CM
Designed by Gawron Turgeon Architects
Billerica, MA – Construction is nearly complete
for the Brightview Concord
River Assisted Living Community in Billerica. The new
67,400sf community will offer assisted living and a dementia care program for those
with Alzheimer’s or other
forms of memory impairment.
The $11.5 million
design-build project is beBrightview Concord River Assisted Living
ing developed by Shelter
Community entrance.
Development of Baltimore,
Md., and will be operated by
build project remains on-target for the midBrightview Senior Living. Pro Con Inc of November completion.” The Brightview
Manchester, N.H. is the architect and con- community is scheduled to open in late
struction manager for the Billerica prop- November 2009.
Brightview Concord River will have
“We are working on the interior fin- 58 assisted living apartments and 26 apartishes and the exterior landscaping,” said ments for Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
the Pro Con project manager. “The designThe apartments, which are all under
Interior view of Brightview Assisted Living
one roof, will range in size from
300sf to 950sf and offer the residents
a variety of floor plans and service
Plans call for the community to
have two elegant dining rooms, two
living rooms, a large multi-purpose/
activity room, a café/bar, a beauty/
barber salon, and several other amenity spaces that will provide for a vibrant lifestyle.
Biddeford, ME - A new 20-unit lowincome elderly housing residential facility is
now open at 350 Elm Street in Biddeford.
Designed by award-winning Gawron
Turgeon Architects, this new three-story,
23,000sf wood-framed structure emulates
the existing traditional style of the neighborhood and quintessential Main Street.
The central hipped roof core and large front
porch identifies the “front door” to the project. The flanking two-story wings moderate
the building scale by blending in with the
size of the adjacent structures. Clapboard
siding, nicely detailed porches, and beautifully landscaped grounds further integrate
the new “home” into the neighborhood.
Each of the 20 one-bedroom apartments are
625-650sf each and have a private porch.
McArthur Home for Aged People’s
goals of creating a safe, high quality, warm,
welcoming, caring and comfortable environment have been met by the design team.
Gawron Turgeon Architects provided architecture, interior design and landscape architecture services. They worked with Deluca
Hoffman Engineers to assist the McArthur
Home throughout the permitting process
which included a contract zone to allow this
density in a residential zone.
Lincoln/Haney provided structural
engineering, Bennett Engineering provided
mechanical / electrical plumbing engineering services, and TPD Construction Co.
constructed the facility.
Hamilton Completes Condo
Boston, MA—The Hamilton Company announced the completion of 601
Albany Street, a 40 unit condominium development that brings rental housing to Albany Street for the first time.
The new 50,000sf condominium development features 40 one-bedroom and
two-bedroom condominium units, parking,
and a small retail component that has been
leased for medical use.
“We feel that there will be strong
demand first and foremost because of our
location,” said Hamilton Company Chairman and CEO Harold Brown. “We are
delivering the first-ever rental community
to Albany Street, at a convenient location
near a biomedical research and business office park in Boston’s South End.”
601 Albany Street
Hamilton Company President, Carl
Valeri, noted that while the Certificate of
Occupancy was just issued, the building
is 40% preleased. Signature Realty commenced leasing efforts just 45 days ago.
November, 2009
High-Profile Feature: The Groves in Lincoln
Delphi cm for the The groves in lincoln
incoln, mA - Delphi construction,
Inc. acted as construction manager
for the The groves in lincoln, a
new 168-unit independent living campus
on nearly 40 acres of an existing school
site. Architects on the project were EgA
green aspects of this project were
considered throughout the planning and
pre-construction stages.
Reusable materials, furniture and
equipment from the existing school building were removed prior to the State police
utilizing the structure to perform training exercises. A nursery was created by
relocating a vast array of existing plants,
shrubs and trees. Dozens of apple trees
were relocated to use in the re-configured
acreage, hence the name “The groves”
was established.
prior to actual construction, Delphi
has made an effort to maximize the re-use
of existing on-site materials. Upon mobilization of the demolition crews, all building materials were sorted and recycled accordingly, leaving a concrete and masonry
structure that was processed on-site along
with several other structures for reuse as a
structural fill under new building footings.
In addition to the recycling and sorting of
the existing school, bituminous roadways,
parking lots and tennis courts were ground
up into parking lot base, topsoil was
screened and stockpiled, large amounts of
boulders were crushed into useable roadway base and tree chippings were used to
prevent erosion.
Structural components were prefabricated entirely off-site in controlled
environments to minimize waste. Details
to wall, floor and roof assemblies utilized
thermal breaks in an effort to minimize heat
loss. High efficiency windows, concrete
siding and composite decking are being
used on the exterior. Insulation, mechanical systems and appliance selections along
with the overall construction will qualify
for the “energy star” rating.
Aerial view of The Groves in Lincoln as work nears completion
In an effort to improve the impact
on the surrounding area, The groves will
have its own waste water treatment plant
complete with a solar paneled pump house.
Large underground infiltration basins will
minimize storm overflows and erosion during heavy downpours. Town or well water
will not be used for irrigation. Instead, a
rainfall recovery system that will capture
and store roof-collected rainwater will be
installed to keep the landscape pristine.
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November, 2009
High-Profile Feature: Bangor Fire Station #6
Barr & Barr Opens Fire/EMS Station
AMES Architects
angor, ME - The first Gold LEED
certified building commissioned by
the City of Bangor, and constructed by Barr & Barr Builders of Brunswick
opened its bay doors in May. Bangor Fire
Station #6 is a structure of technological
advancement, energy efficiency, reduced
carbon footprint, and organized workspace.
Built using natural resources with
sensitivity to their impact on the environment and neighborhood, the station provides ample capacity for fire/EMS equipment and comfortable accommodations for
the firefighters and EMS crews. Satisfying
the LEED goals of building green while
creating occupant comfort and environmental energy conservation, the station is
the first of its kind in the state.
The LEED certified “Gold” fire station has a 4,500sf apparatus bay, with
sufficient room for the 105 ft. aerial/lad-
Bangor Station #6 constructed by Barr & Barr Builders of Brunswick opened the bay doors in May of 2009.
der truck, one 1,500 GPM Class A
pumper, one 3,000 gallon tanker/
pumper and two ambulances. With
an internal HVAC system and an
external vehicle exhaust system, the
air quality in the apparatus bays exceeds both ASHRAE standards and
LEED target performances.
Wide-span roof trusses eliminate interior columns and provide
structural space for most of the
piping and electrical services to be
mounted above the ceiling, creating
an unobstructed bay floor, which is
illuminated by lighting on motion
sensors for energy efficiency. Built
to utilize green power sources, portions of the building’s power supply
come from geothermal, wind, solar
and hydro utility providers. The entire power system is supported by a
back-up generator so the station remains fully functional in the event
of a power outage.
Partnering with AMES Architects in Bangor, Barr & Barr took
AMES Architects of Bangor chose exterior lights every technological detail into acwhich emulate the look of the city’s historical fire count, meeting both the firefighters’
needs and also those of the city of
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Bangor. The station has a technology spectrum that spans an integrated paging/alarm
system to a dedicated information technology room housing a backup computer server for the entire city. Additionally, a card
access security system prevents intruders
from entering the station while the duty
crew is out on a call. Station #6 is equipped
with a National Fire Protection Association
(N.F.P.A.) emergency notification alert that
integrates both the modern paging from the
central dispatch fiber optic lines and the
time-tested Gamewell box alarm system.
In addition, an 80-ft. communication tower
rises above the structure providing proprietary service for this area of the city and for
the Fire department’s mobile data system.
In the words of Bangor city officials,
“We have appreciated the opportunity to
work with (Barr & Barr) on the designbuild process. They have been very responsive and open with us regarding every
facet of the project. We have been able to
ensure that the completed project will not
only meet our needs but the needs of citizens well into the future.”
Comfortable bunkrooms for up to
six firefighters utilize natural light with
operational windows; have full size lockers, carpeting, customized lighting, individual thermostats and a desk and chair
for personalized comfort. The exercise
room equipped with the latest workout machines provides the firefighters a place to
condition for their occupation’s physical
demands, and doubles as a training room
for the ever-evolving skill development
and certifications that are a regular part
of a firefighter’s regimen. The station is
expandable to meet the needs of Bangor’s
growing population and provides space for
EMS/rescue with full male and female accommodations.
Barr & Barr hosted a “Green Education Day” at Fire Station #6. Inviting local school groups to tour the firehouse and
learn about the green aspects of the new
building, the event not only educated the
local population and schools but also ful-
filled the Community Education requirement of the LEED program. The station’s
high-efficiency heating system surpasses
current minimum design standards by 21%.
Coupled with a high R-Value of the overall
building envelope, the two systems significantly reduce heating costs to the City.
Additionally, the station has parking accommodations for low-emission
vehicles, carpools, and bicycles for commuting to work. A LEED Innovation Point,
was earned by going above and beyond the
minimum requirements to procure materials close to the project, supporting local
businesses and setting a precedent for all
future projects in Bangor.
In the construction management
business for over 80 years and building
in the state of Maine since 1941, Barr &
Barr has six LEED Accredited Professionals in Maine, providing a wealth of LEED
“green” construction knowledge. Their
vigorous estimating process for Station #6
created a value-engineered, quality building within budget thresholds stipulated by
the City.
The station’s 4,500sf apparatus bay
provides ample space for safety gear.
November, 2009
High-Profile: Facilities Development News
501 Eastern Ave. phase III Underway
federal construction cm - luna Design Architect
Interior walls became glass and the ceiling was left exposed
Spaceworks Renovates mill for Kel
mostue & Associates Architects
Boston, mA - The expansive interior
space for Kel & partners, a public relations
firm in the Seaport District, is indicative of
the challenges a project team faces when
working in an old mill or warehouse building. The space features towering 13-foot
ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with commanding views of Boston
harbor and the city skyline.
The intent for the new interior was:
Maximize the daylight that flooded
into the space all day long
make the most of the space’s panoramic city and water views
create an inviting and collaborative
space for the creative and collaborative
Kel & partners team.
Interior walls became glass and the
ceiling was left exposed – no drop ceiling or floating barrier of any kind – the
ductwork, sprinklers and other mechanical requirements were painted to match the
walls. This presented an additional challenge for the interior walls– how to have
the glass navigate around all the systems in
the ceiling with minimal soffit detailing.
Spaceworks AI, utilizing the Starwall demountable wall system, rose to the
challenge. creating a visual clearstory
at nine feet, the material above that line
was specified as a Lexan product, capable
of being cut in the field and lightweight
enough to allow the all framing to rise to
all 13 feet in height.
commodore Builders added cus-
tom soffit details, specifically around the
mushroom columns and tricky ductwork
details. This allowed the framing for the
glass walls to be securely fastened. many
of these details were added in the field,
with the architect, mostue & Associates,
and client providing input on any modifications and changes.
It quickly became clear upon commencing the installation why the stick built
approach for modular walls is preferred.
field dimensions didn’t match the drawings – but the project was already tracking
behind schedule and occupancy was looming and could not be pushed back. Spaceworks AI was able to quickly re-layout the
framing to accommodate the field dimensions. glass was ordered once framing was
complete and signed off on. As a result of
this response, no material was wasted and
no lead time was incurred.
Upon final framing, the low voltage
wiring for the security system was able to
be hidden within the aluminum, and then
sealed behind the glass. In addition, the
double paned glass wall system added a
level of sound attenuation needed for privacy in the offices and conference rooms.
The team delivered this exciting new
space on time and with no additional cost –
meeting the project’s vision for a dramatic,
transparent work space. project architect
was mostue & Associates; the owner was
cargo Ventures and builder was commodore Builders.
malden, mA Lynnfield-based
general contractor federal construction corp.
(fcc) recently began
construction of phase
three interior finishes
on a 13,440sf residential building located in
malden, mA.
“501 Eastern Avenue,
llc / cRES, llc” of
Lynnfield, hired FCC in
late 2008 to undertake
phase one of the project,
501 Eastern Ave - Corner View
which consisted of the
composed of EIFS, fiber cement lap and
exterior site preparations
and the buildings foundation footprint. shingle shack siding with azek trim, alum
fcc continued to work with the developer clad windows and sliding doors by mirra.
The interiors will be completely finon phase two of the project which consistished
with wood trim, flooring and wall
ed of the buildings structure and exterior
and ready for move-in. All comfinishes.
will be finished with wood trim,
501 Eastern Avenue owner David
finishes and flooring and will
Stone stated that his primary purpose in
mail box located within
undertaking this project was to provide the
community with a high quality affordable
The key project team members inproduct in which the neighborhood and
luna Design group; federal concommunity would take pride.
corp.; mccormack plumbing &
The project is schedule to be comheating;
colantuno Electrical company,
pleted in the summer of 2010.
corporation; Keystone
Construction consists of three floors
and Int-Ex wall
with 15 units, a lobby, elevator, onsite
parking, laundry and trash removal facilities. The exterior shell of the building is
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November, 2009
High-Profile Feature: Boston University’s Newest Student Residence Tower Building
BU’s Student Residence hall opens
Designed by cannon
oston, mA - cannon Design announced the opening of Boston
University’s newest student residence tower–a building designed by the
firm to enhance student life and the integration of learning spaces throughout the
The tower is the latest building in the
development of the John hancock Student
Village, the heart of student activities also
master planned and designed by cannon
Design, with its fitness and Recreation
center, Agganis Arena and additional residential facilities just steps away from the
new facility.
The 396,000sf building provides
housing for 962 students in a wide range
of apartment and suite sizes, along with 20
resident assistant units and three apartment
units designed for faculty. The student
residence is a significant step in bringing
sophomore, junior and senior student housing on campus, and will reduce the demand
for student housing in adjacent neighborhoods by approximately 250 apartments.
when complete, the 10-acre Student Village will accommodate a total of 2,300 student beds.
A terra-cotta/metal-panel rain-screen
system was utilzed for the exterior envelope cladding. Shop-fabricating the system
was a cost-competitive choice, while onsite panel installation facilitated construction and allowed for the swift erection of
the building envelope, therefore, shortening the construction schedule. The lighter
weight of the façade system reduced the
amount of steel required to support it—also
saving material resources.
“It is a real pleasure to work with
Boston University in realizing the vision
for the John hancock Student Village, and
meeting the university’s goal to provide its
students with an exceptional campus environment. Our project reflects the diversity
of contemporary student life on a unique
urban campus,” said principal Robert J. peterson, AIA, lEED Ap, who
led the project for cannon Design.
for Boston University the occupancy of this residential building
marks the achievement of another
important step in what has been a
25-year planning process–working
with students, neighborhood groups
and city officials.
“Building a residential campus and recreational spaces with a
strong sense of community for our
undergraduate students has been
the defining goal of development
of the John hancock Student Village site,” said Joseph p. mercurio,
Boston University’s executive vice
president. “working with cannon
Design we have moved rapidly towards meeting our goals effectively
and economically, taking full advantage of our unique location along the
charles River. while the building
design was developed collaboratively, with a strong commitment to budget goals, the views of the charles
River are priceless. our students will
be the beneficiaries of this attractive
living and learning community for
many generations to come.”
In addition to the residential
units, the facility incorporates multiple educational and social spaces
including two classrooms, large and
small collaborative study spaces,
music practice rooms, a video room,
student life offices and an open
multi-purpose room on the top floor.
Art from the university’s students at
the college of fine Arts is displayed
in the main lobby and second floor
gallery spaces.
walsh Brothers, Inc. was the
contractor on the campus project.
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Architect - Cannon Design
general contractor - Walsh Brothers, Inc.
civil Engineer - Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
Structural Engineer - Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Site Acoustics consultant - Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc.
facade maintenance consultant - Entek Engineering, LLP
Environmental Engineering - GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
geotechnical Engineer - Haley & Aldrich
land Surveying and civil Engineering - Nitsch Engineering
November, 2009
High-Profile: Completed Facilities Development News
Spectrum IT completes Renos
Boston, mA - Recent high-rise
security renovation projects at 225
franklin Street, 100 high Street, one
Post Office Square, and 1 Memorial
Drive performed by Spectrum Integrated
Technologies (IT) for property owner/
manager Blackstone properties are illustrative of the benefits of having a single
source security design and installation
company handle the security system
evaluation and subsequent upgrade.
In each of these facilities, stateof-the-art visitor entry security systems
were designed, installed and integrated
into the building’s overall security management system to meet the owner’s
need for streamlined entry security.
These web access visitor entry
systems, the first of their kind in Boston,
employ unmanned kiosks which incorporate a bar code scanner and reader in
lobby areas. pre-enrolled visitors log in
via a scan of their driver’s license.
A hardcopy access badge allows
them to utilize electronic turnstiles, elevators, and assigned doors for the duration of their visit.
Spectrum IT planned and integrated diverse security system technologies of key vendors that were integral to
the project: AmAg, pelco, Building Engines, and ITS (Interactive Touchscreen
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and utility clients throughout New England.
Bond’s positive family business culture and
history of strong philanthropic support for
the region’s nonprofit organizations earned
the jury’s praise.
• J.C. Cannistraro LLC is one of the
largest family-owned, privately held mechanical contracting firms in the nation.
founded in 1963, they now have over 300
employees. The jury was impressed with
the company’s application of new Building
Information modeling technology, with
their support for sustainable practices, and
for creating a new plumbing museum to
educate students and others.
Established in 1921, the massachusetts Building congress provides a business
and networking forum for companies and
individuals in the building industry. mBc
members include architects, engineers,
construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, owners/clients, professional service providers, labor unions,
and professional/trade associations within
the $20 billion massachusetts building industry. Through monthly programs, social
and fundraising events, and educational forums, mBc helps members promote their
business while advancing the mutual interests of all.
Floor Plan of new design studio.
colin Smith Expands in New location
lexington, mA - colin Smith Architecture Inc. is expanding and relocating its
design studio at 1666 massachusetts Avenue in lexington.
construction of the new location
will more than double the size of its current space in the heart of historic lexington
colin Smith Architecture has devoted
its time and talent to developing a diverse
portfolio of work including custom residential design, retail, corporate interiors,
commercial and mixed use architecture.
Tighe & Bond Scholarships Awarded
Westfield, MA -Tighe & Bond, Inc.
recently funded scholarships awarded
through the community foundation of
western massachusetts to assist three local
college students pursuing their engineering
degrees. All three were 2009 graduates.
“There is a shortage of qualified engineers in the marketplace today. It is critical that we encourage our local youth who
are outstanding students to pursue careers
in engineering,” said David pinsky, Tighe
& Bond president.
michael Trudell, a graduate of holyoke high School, is the recipient of the
Edward J. Bayon memorial Scholarship;
Aaron Sabbs, a graduate of South hadley
high School, is the recipient of the george
h. mcDonnell Scholarship, and william
Sterritt, a graduate of longmeadow high
School, is the recipient of the philip w.
Sheridan-Tighe & Bond Scholarship.
November, 2009
High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
Building Greener Through Building Information Modeling
by Rob Howe
of 3D coordination and
Boston, MA - Recently, the
4D (scheduling) and
City of Boston Zoning Commission
approved several amendments to the
and information atBoston Zoning Code to require that all
tributed to facilities
building projects over 50,000sf be demaintenance (FM) with
signed to meet the “Certified” level usadvanced computer aping the LEED rating system.
plication tools in the deLEED is non-traditional in its apsign, construction and
proach to maximize performance, exoperations of projects
ploring the relationships between six
to reduce costs, schedbuilding components: the site, water
ule overruns and costly
efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environ- The image is from a hospital boiler building that is being rework. At the heart of
mental quality, innovation and design upgraded; the 3D laser scans provide accurate informa- the process are software
tion for service tie-ins and interference avoidance.
tools including threeprocess.
dimensional, real-time,
Historically, to have a builddynamic BIM authoring
ing design approved and subsequently model, including building geometry,
constructed, 2D drawings and physical spatial relationships, geographic in- tools such as Revit and Graphisoft and
models were developed to communi- formation, building materials, thermal Bentley and BIM analysis tools such as
cate the visual aspects of the design. and structural behavior. Architectural Navisworks, which increase productivAlthough modern 2D software tools and structural elements are catalogued ity in building design and reduce conassist in the design of energy-efficient in parts and features such as windows struction rework through the upfront
buildings, they are limited in assessing and doors, interior walls and building coordination of information.
For sustainable/LEED design,
building performance for LEED certifi- façade systems, steel columns, beams
BIM provides the owner, designer and
and trusses.
Building Information ModelAdditional layers of information contractor with intelligent and parameting (BIM) is a digital representation of include energy management systems, ric 3D models containing embedded
physical and functional characteristics lighting fixtures and electrical compo- building information to help maximize
of a facility. According to Greg Lawes nents, and civil site information com- performance and minimize inefficienof Meridian Associates, “BIM replaces pletes the picture, including concrete cy before the project goes to the build
2D drawings as an island of informa- foundations, grading, storm water, and phase. Once the model exists, valution with the combination of multi-dis- sewer and water distribution systems. able analyses can be performed to help
ciplined 3D intelligent design models Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing make educated decisions based on cost
and quantity, cost and time information, (MEP) systems in particular benefit and performance. BIM can produce an
to enable virtual design and construc- from virtual design and construction energy model specific to one room to
tion to reduce construction costs and (VDC) coordination; the components evaluate the relationships between each
include mechanical services, duct sys- of the building’s attributes, e.g., how
much heating and cooling, are required
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Greg Lawes says, “Laser scanning on existing retrofit projects enables the benefits of the BIM process to
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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
Intelligent energy use for a
sustainable utility future.
Eaton Vance Corporation landscaped roof deck
ValleyCrest Strong on Green
Calabasas, CA - ValleyCrest Landscape Development, a division of ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, has a long
history of building some of the nation’s
most renowned LEED-certified and environmentally friendly landscapes, including
a number in the Northeast. Among those
are a green roof project at Eaton Vance
Corporation’s headquarters and a rooftop
healing garden at Massachusetts General
The company completed $1 billion
of landscape work in 2008, reflecting a
strong position in one of the most challenging economic times.
Recent landscape development
projects in the Boston area include:
• Boston-based investment firm
Eaton Vance Corporation moved its headquarters to a 310,000sf office building in
the Financial District of Boston. Shawmut
Design and Construction managed a complete retrofit, designed by Copley Wolff
Design Group, which allowed the building
to offer outdoor entertainment space and
a landscaped roof deck. Despite the challenge of proximity to businesses, congested
weekday traffic and unruly winter weather,
ValleyCrest Landscape Development managed to work within a tight construction
schedule while installing the rooftop garden complete with Skyline Honey Locust
trees, all of which were lifted to the 13th
floor roof by crane.
• ValleyCrest worked closely with
Turner Construction Company to install
the courtyard space at Yale School of
Forestry & Environmental Studies. Construction work involved site preparation,
paving, site furnishings, irrigation and
planting. The installation in this area of
the university is pending LEED-Platinum
certification, a title that the ValleyCrest
team has played a prominent role in
achieving. A central pond was constructed
to capture and clean rainwater runoff from
the ground and rooftop levels and prepare
it for reuse in the site’s landscape irrigation system. ValleyCrest finished the pond
by planting aesthetically pleasing aquatic
plants that provide a necessary step in the
water filtration process.
• ValleyCrest Landscape Development constructed a rooftop garden at
Massachusetts General Hospital, which
includes an enclosed pavilion and atrium
for year-round use and an elaborate drainage system that collects water runoff from
the healing garden. The rooftop garden
contributes to a cure and proves four times
more efficient as a method of insulation
compared with a traditional roof structure
and has the added advantage of attracting
a large amount of wildlife, including birds
and butterflies.
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
Six New lEED Aps at R.h. white
Auburn, mA -The R.h. white construction company announced that Aaron
govoni, David hillhouse, chris mayen,
Terence mcglone, marshall o’hearn, and
Shawn Semo have been certified as LEED
Accredited professionals by the United
States green Building council.
green construction
by Christina Chatalian, communications
coordinator The Construction Institute.
veryone is talking about the new
green economy. luckily, in the construction industry, green building requires many of the same skill sets as typical
construction. Union crafts men and women
and union contractors have installed every
type of “green technology” that already exHillhouse
ists, and are being trained in new technologies and products that will be ready to go
online in the near future.
Training in green building processes
and materials is integrated in union apprenticeship and journey worker upgrade training programs, and many union contractors have LEED certified staff so that they
remain on the cutting edge of sustainable
construction practices.
Two Boston union training centers
are about to add “green Rooms” that will
enhance their handson training in the latest
green building technologies.
The green Room at plumbers and
Gasfitters Local 12 will consist of a stateof-the art solar heating and hot water system and a sophisticated rain water reuse
system. The plumbers green Room is being heralded by members of the plumbing,
heating and cooling contractors of greater Boston, many of whom already have experience working on lEED projects.
Scheduled to achieve a lEED gold
rating, Russia wharf is just one of the
many projects featuring sustainable meMichalowski
chanical systems installed by J.c. cannisas lEED Ap for commercial Interiors, traro, llc. By using skilled union crafts
bringing the total percentage of lEED Ap workers, cannistraro has the trained and
certified designers to 60.
Spec’s Design 60% LEED Certified
mA - Spec’s Design
group, llc, a commercial interior design firm of Springfield, announced that
mary A.wilczynski,
Karen michalowski,
senior interior designer/project manager, and marilyn Ryan, interior designer/
project manager have earned certification
hat makes the owners of this garden proudest...
is which roof its on.
experienced workforce needed to complete
the area’s largest and most complex green
buildings, including the genzyme world
headquarters and the Artists’ for humanity
Epicenter, both of which achieved lEED
platinum ratings.
IBEw local 103’s green Room will
contain a miniature fuel cell, wind turbine
and photo voltaics. local 103 already uses
its own wind turbine that produces 20 percent of the energy used at its school. And,
union electrical contractors are installing
alternative energy systems in commercial
and industrial buildings as well as in residential homes across massachusetts.
As wind turbines have become popular as a source of alternative energy, many
other locals are enhancing current training
programs to meet the demand. Since last
year, all apprentices from Ironworkers local 57 have been learning how to install
wind turbines, and a wind turbine erection
module is being taught to every ironworker
around the country.
The Boston carpenters Joint Apprentice Training center prepares members for
the lEED Accredited professional (Ap)
test and has introduced a green Building
and Basics weatherization course. The New
England Regional council of carpenters
has joined a growing number of owners demanding green construction, and their new
headquarters on Dorchester Avenue will
qualify for LEED Certifiable status.
The laborers are becoming a leader
nationally in training workers for weatherContinued to page 52
hen the Government
Services Administration
wanted to share some
details on the successful restoration
of their 22 story, 600,000sf, John W.
McCormack Federal Building aiming for a LEED Gold Certification...
they shot us an e-mail.
e followed up with an interview including project
managers from the General Contractor, Suffolk Construction, Owners Rep, Tishman Construction, and the architect, Goody
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November, 2009
High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
lexington place gets lEED Silver
Lexington Place at the Center
‘first to market’ Study
Burlington, mA – KEmA, Inc. is
launching a multi-client study that will
analyze the intersection of electricity competition and the evolution of smart energy
offers for residential customers. The project will assess emerging business models and home energy technologies across
North America. It will also conduct a survey of residential customers and forecast
offer adoption in Texas, where the state is
poised to take a market leadership position
in smart energy.
The KEmA “first to market” study
will combine customer and vendor survey
data with expert analysis of offers spurred
by the deployment of advanced metering.
In addition, it will define customer preferences and propensities, estimate the market
size of key smart energy offers, and conduct a scenario analysis of potential evolution of the smart energy market in Texas.
“As utilities begin to build out new
metering infrastructure, numerous organizations are entering the home energy
technology business,” said Taff Tschamler,
director of retail energy, KEmA, Inc. “The
customer side of the market is just starting
to develop. with the rollout of advanced
metering starting in 2009, Texas is poised
to rapidly accelerate innovation in how
customers purchase, monitor and control
electricity use. It will be a proving ground
for the rest of the country in terms of the
type of offers that smart meters enable and
how customers will respond.”
Since 1995, KEmA’s retail energy
practice has offered business consulting
and research services to the retail energy
market. The retail energy market client
base includes 23 of the top 25 North American energy retailers as well as numerous
utilities, merchant generators, vendors,
investment firms, brokers and other stakeholders in competitive retail markets. The
practice also hosts the annual KEmA Executive forum where senior leaders from
across North America gather to discuss key
issues and challenges facing retail energy
KEmA Assists gwp
in its AmI/mDmS
Burlington, mA - KEmA is assisting the city of glendale, california
with its implementation of an advanced
metering infrastructure and meter data
management system (AmI/mDmS).
The project is a first step in Glendale
water & power’s smart grid road map.
KEmA also assisted gwp in its
application for up to $20 million in US
Department of Energy AmI-Smart grid
grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help
implement the AmI/mDmS project and
smart grid development.
glendale water & power (gwp)
will be replacing all of its electric meters, which serve over 100,000 customers, with smart meters enabled with
two-way communications, and automating their 35,000 water meters to
communicate over a secure wireless
network. The new smart metering infrastructure and data management system
will support home area networks (hAN)
to communicate with home appliances;
heating; ventilating and air-conditioning
(hVAc) systems; pool pumps; and inhome energy displays. customers will
also have Internet-accessible portals to
view their electric and water usage.
“AmI/mDmS is a transformational effort that is redefining the way
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lexington, mA - Nauset construction and oaktree
Development announced that
the recently completed lexington place development
was awarded Silver certification in the lEED for homes
The certification is for
achievement in the green
homebuilding and design of
lexington place at the center, luxury condominiums
Lexington Place development was awarded
with street-level retail space
Silver certification
located in the heart of historic
lexington center.
mate,” said gwendolen Noyes, of oaktree
This “smart growth,” mixed-use proj- Development. “Even though this has been
ect was certified LEED for Homes Silver- a trying economy to be marketing in, we
level, and is the country’s first multifamily, are quite pleased with our sales and we exmixed-use building to received this highly pect continued interest and success.”
coveted certification. The certification was
lexington place is located on the forbased upon a rigorous review of document- mer site of the Battle green Inn and is situed best practices that met and exceeded ated in close proximity to the town library,
high-performance standards in resource town offices, boutiques, schools and the
conservation and durable construction.
historic Battle green. careful planning and
The development team, composed extensive input from the historic Districts
of oaktree Development, line company commission went into the exterior design
Architects, lexvest partners, llc, and by line company Architects, ensuring that
coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the new structure complemented the histeamed up with Nauset construction for toric setting of the downtown area and met
this LEED certified green building project their exacting requirements.
that broke ground in the fall of 2007 and
lexington place houses two onewas completed last June.
bedroom, three three-bedroom, and 25
“lexington place offers residents a two-bedroom condominiums. This tally
chance to live in close proximity to stores includes three affordable condos for qualiand restaurants and to partake in lexing- fied buyers. All units are single level and
ton’s unique cultural and intellectual cli- accessible by elevator from both the lobby
and parking garage. Two beautifully landscaped courtyards are located in the building, giving residents a fresh-air opportunity
to enjoy with family, friends, or other residents.
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the organization,” said Rob wilhite, senior vice president, KEmA, Inc.
with full installation planned for
completion in 2011, gwp customers
will have access to timely energy and
water use information that will help
them to better manage their consumption and utility costs. The new AmI/
MDMS system will have the flexibility
to integrate enhanced and new advanced
grid capabilities, as they become available or feasible for integration. In addition to technical modernization and
smart grid capabilities, the project will
enable gwp to make ongoing improvements in customer service, service reliability, and revenue management.
KEmA is a global provider of
business and technical consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and certification for the
energy and utility industry. Their world
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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
green construction
green Roundtable Events
• Net Zero Building Design 401:
Below is The Green Roundtable’s (GRT) Events Calendar. GRT is Intro to Building Envelope & Internal
the Massachusetts Affiliate
load optimization
of the United States Green
12/1/2009 8:30 a.m. Mark
Building Council (USGBC).
12/2/2009 5:30 p.m.
They hold events that
• Net Zero Building
help educate and strengthCalendar
Design 501: Building Enen the sustainable building
velope and Internal load
community in Massachuoptimization
setts. You can learn more
12/1/2009 12:30 about these events by visit1:30
ing http://www.nexusboston.
• Lunch and LEED
12/3/2009 4 - 7 p.m.
11/12/2009 12 - 2 p.m.
• Special Event: NEXUS Ex• Introduction to Daylighting
hibitor Showcase -- Buy green, Build
11/12/2009 5 - 7 p.m.
• LEED Study Group: Green As- green
12/9/2009 8:30 a.m. - 12/10/2009
sociate and lEED Ap
5:30 p.m.
11/17/2009 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Net Zero Building Design 501:
• USGBC--LEED Green Building
Envelope and Internal load
operations and maintenance workshop
11/18/2009 - 11/20/2009
12/10/2009 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• Build Boston at Seaport World
• Green Your Process, Green Your
Trade center
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11/19/2009 6 - 8 p.m.
• NEXUS and Green Drinks Re- Boot camp
12/10/2009 5 - 7 p.m.
ception: Exploring the green Economy
• LEED Study Group: Green As11/23/2009 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
and lEED Ap
• USGBC--LEED Core Concepts
12/12/2009 2 - 6 p.m.
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Continued from page 50
ization of residential housing in addition to
the commercial green construction work
they are already doing. The laborers hopkinton training center is conducting a green
building awareness course for its members,
including the approximately 1,000 laborers
that will be working on the new plymouth
Rock Studios project. Targeted to be the
world’s first green studio, the project will
be built 100% union.
Roofers and waterproofers local 33
has long provided training in the installation of green roofs. Signatory contractor
Marshall Roofing received national fame
in the documentary, “The greening of
Southie,” for the installation of an American hydrotech roof garden system on the
Maccallan Building - one of the first residential buildings in the nation to earn a
gold rating from the US green Building
green construction processes are
also critical to reducing the industry’s own
carbon footprint. Kleeberg mechanical
Services in ludlow says it eliminates the
process of cleaning ducts at project sites by
shipping sheeting with fabricated plastic at
the end of the duct and also recycling materials on-site. one of Kleeberg’s notable
green projects is the Umass Amherst Science center.
Union contractors and crafts people
are marking the commonwealth’s landscape green from major educational institutions, residential and commercial buildings,
to hospitals like mass general hospital’s
B3c project, slated to be completed in
2011. The unparalleled investment of nearly $30 million annually in training by union
construction in massachusetts and the continual enhancement of this training to meet
new industry standards, is why owners and
developers choose union construction for
their green building needs.
NESEA workshop Series
Greenfield, MA - The Northeast
Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
announced its fall 2009 Sustainability
workshop Series with six workshops in
five states scheduled to run in October, November and December.
NESEA’s sustainability workshop
series serves professionals by broadening
their knowledge on a wide range of critical
topics that focus on three core elements:
sustainable solutions, proven results and
cutting-edge development in the field. Each
workshop is accredited by AIA, NAchI,
NARI, BomI, AIAQc, and NAhB. Attendees receive seven continuing education units for each workshop.
pamela lester, program manager for
the workshop Series said, “Each instructor
of the series is an active NESEA member
and has played an important role in advancing the mission of NESEA in offering
real solutions to critical building questions.
collectively, the instructors have many
years of experience designing, building
and retrofitting energy-efficient homes and
buildings.” .
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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
New Job corps
gainesville, fl - All Job
corps center-operated construction,
advanced manufacturing, and automotive training programs now are
required to implement the Job corps’
newly green Training Achievement
Records (TARs). These TARs were
validated by a workgroup of industry
experts and Job corps management
and construction instructors.
Under the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Job
corps has committed to producing
8,500 green graduates from all of
its construction programs by August
Through the NccER accreditation process, instructors can obtain certification to enable students
to receive industry-recognized credentials and documentation of their
training accomplishments through
NccER’s National Registry.
“Students have a better opportunity for getting jobs with NccER
training,” says facility maintenance
instructor Robert watson, Jr. at the
gainesville Job corps center in
here comes the Sun: Solar Energy gaining popularity
The following are excerpts from an
article included in “The Pipeline,” published by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling
Contractors of Greater Boston and United
Association Plumbers and Gasfitters Boston Local 12.
Boston, mA - The drop in oil
prices that accompanied the 2008 economic collapse helped the Boston
area dodge a bullet this past heating season. But the law of supply and demand dictates that
oil and other non-renewable
energy prices will eventually
spike—perhaps dramatically.
That and a host of other reasons
(including the push for environmentally sound green alternatives,
new tax credit programs, and the imperative to wean the nation off of foreign oil)
have led to a renewed interest in solar energy systems.
Andy lyne, Jr., the president of
A. J. lyne, ltd. of Abington., initially became involved with solar energy when he
purchased his first house in 1986 and discovered that its solar hot water system had
been incorrectly installed. he revamped it,
and learned about solar concepts and techniques in the process.
In 2005, the lyne company began
installing its first full solar system at Tufts
University. As with a lot of construction
projects, customer demand played a role in
the decision to incorporate green technology.
Tufts decided that it wanted to supplement the traditional hot water system
at its new Sophia gordon hall dormitory
with a solar system. The college called in
a massachusetts-based
union contractor
with expertise
in solar, wind,
photovoltaic, and other
energy installations,
to perform
the work. In
turn, lighthouse brought in
A. J. lyne to handle the plumbing part of
the project.
According to lyne, the Tufts project
is an open-loop drainback system. water
is pumped up to 25 solar thermal panels
on the dorm’s roof, where it is passively
heated and drained back to a tank. A heat
exchanger transfers the heated water to two
400-gallon storage tanks in the basement.
The tanks’ water then preheats the dorm’s
primary indirect-fired water heaters.
“The basic piping principles were the
same for the Tufts solar project as a conventional hot water system,” says lyne,
who also notes that the job required a lot
of piping. “But we did have to use some
different components, such as a flow meter,
BTU monitors, sight glasses, and a control
for freeze protection.”
Along with other green measures, including energy-efficient windows, motion
sensors that turn lights off when nobody
is present, and dual-flush toilets, Tufts estimates that its 62,000sf, 126-bed dorm is
using 30% less energy and 30% less water
than a comparable non-green building.
more recently, A.J. lyne installed
the piping and plumbing components for a
solar hot water system at a new building
for the American cancer Society in Boston. Unlike the Tufts job, the AcS project
uses a closed-loop system. Instead of water, the system uses glycol, which is heated
by 17 roof-mounted solar panel collectors.
Exchanger blocks transfer the heat to a
large water storage tank (which lyne dubs
a “kiddie swimming pool”), and the tank
provides preheated water to high-efficiency, on-demand, wall-mounted water heaters.
The solar system is used to provide
hot water for the AcS’s hope lodge center, which opened in october 2008. About
a mile from the Dana-farber, the center
offers 40 suites for out-of-town families to
stay while their loved ones receive hospital
Solar can be a pricey option. But
commercial applications, such as hope
lodge and Sophia gordon hall, have a
much greater demand for hot water than
residential systems, and are therefore able
to recover their energy costs faster.
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Agc Build New England Award winners
High-Profile: Awards
ellesley, mA. – Building
owners, architects and constructors were on hand to
celebrate outstanding project teams
that designed and built some remarkably complex facilities on october 1.
The buildings included offices, healthcare facilities, schools, laboratories and
academic institutions from across New
The grand honor chairman’s
Award went to the team successfully
completing the center for life Science
in Boston. The facility houses state-ofthe-art research facilities for some of the
nation’s most promising and advanced
work in biomedical science. The team
of william A. Berry & Son, constructor;
architect Tsoi/Kobus & Associates and
the owner, Biomed Realty Trust, were
on hand to receive the coveted award.
Additional teams were honored by
Agc of mA in the categories of honor,
merit and performance for their expertise and collaborative efforts.
Honor Award winners:
• Tocci Building Corporation,
constructor; KlingStubbins, architect;
Autodesk, Inc., owner; for the Autodesk
AEc headquarters, waltham, mass.
• Skanska USA Building, program
manager; Sebesta Blomberg, architect; harbor Towers Board of Trustees,
owner; for harbor Towers Renovation,
Boston, mass.
• Shawmut Design and Construc-
tion, constructor; hellmuth obata Kassabaum, architect; Rhode Island hospital, owner; for the Rhode Island hospital
Bridge project, providence, R.I.
• William A. Berry & Son, constructor; TRo|Jung Brannen, architect;
maine medical center, owner for the
maine medical center addition, portland, maine.
• Consigli Construction, constructor; chan
architect; The greater
Boston food Bank,
owner; for The greater Boston food Bank
center, Boston, mass.
• Erland Construction,
constructor; clilfford/hoffman Associates, architect; Sepracor, owner; for
the Sepracor Building 2, marlborough,
• PJ Stella Construction Corp,
constructor; Tappe Associates, architect;
municipal Building consultants, owner
project nanager; city of melrose, owner
Merit Award winners :
• William A. Berry & Son, constructor; cannon Design (with chan
Krieger Sieniewicz), architects; Brigham
& women’s hospital, owner; for carl J.
and Ruth Shapiro cardiovascular center, Boston, mass.
• Marc Truant & Associates, constructor; mills whitaker Architects,
architect; park Street church, owner;
for the park Street church renovations,
Boston, mass.
• G.Greene Construction, constructor; martin Batt Architects, Architect; children’s hospital, owner; for
The Yawkey family Inn on Kent Street,
Brookline, mass.
• Consigli Construction, constructor; Smith Edwards Architects, architect; Trinity
college, owner; for Trinity
college long walk restoration.
• Daniel O’Connell’s
Son, constructor; moshe
Safdie & Associates, architect; general Services Administration, owner; for the US federal Court House, Springfield, Mass.
• Walsh Brothers Incorporated,
constructor; Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, architect; partners
healthcare System, owner; for the mass
general North Shore center for outpatient care, Danvers, mass.
• Shawmut Design and Construction, constructor; cambridge Seven Associates, architect; Boston children’s
museum, owner; for the Boston children’s museum Addition/Renovation,
Boston, mass.
Winners in the Performance
• Barr & Barr Builders, constructor; signer harris Architects, architect;
St. Ann’s home & School, owner; for
the Adolescent center at St. Ann’s home
& School, methuen, mass.
• Bond Brothers, constructor;
Skidmore, owings & merrill, architect;
harvard University faculty of Arts &
Sciences, owner; for the harvard University Northwest laboratory, cambridge, mass.
• Cutler Associates – constructor;
SmooK Architecture & Urban Design,
architect; The grantham group, owner;
for christopher heights of marlborough, marlborough, mass.
• Erland Construction, constructor; prellwitz/chilinski Associates, architect; mA State college Building Authority, owner; for the cadet Dormitory
Renovation & Expansion at mA maritime Academy.
• Lee Kennedy Company, constructor; Banwell Architects, architect;
School Administrative Unit Number 9,
owner; for Kennett high School and
mount washington Valley career &
Technical center, North conway, N.h.
• O&G Industries, constructor,
pB power, designer; Braintree Electric light Department, owner; for the
Thomas A. watson generating Station,
Braintree, mass.
• W.T Rich Company, constructor; hmfh Architects, architect, city of
cambridge, owner; for the cambridge
war memorial and field house Renovations, cambridge, mass.
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Boston, mA - cannon Design has
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England for its work on the Student Recreation and fitness center at the University
of maine in orono. cannon Design was selected out of 271 entries for this award.
Since its opening, the Student Recreation and fitness center has become a hub
of healthy, productive campus activity for
students, faculty and staff and community
members. The center is a focal point for
the campus that embraces sustainability,
inventive design and student body wellbeing.
Granted LEED0 Silver certification,
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track, multiple activity court, racquetball
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“we are thrilled that our project at
the University of maine was given this
award for design excellence by the AIANE.
our goal was to help transform the campus
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the environment while enhancing the lives
of students, faculty, staff and others,” said
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wolff wins Award
Boston, mA - lynn wolff, fASlA, principal and president of copley wolff Design group, is one of three recipients
of the 2009 women in Design Award of Excellence awarded
by the Boston Society of Architects’ women in Design Network.
other Award winners are polly flansburgh, founder and
president of Boston by foot; and Barbra Batshalom, founder
and executive director of The green Roundtable.
TmS Residence wins people’s choice
portsmouth, Nh - TmS Architects
was winner of a people’s choice Award
in the category “The house in which
I’d most like to live” during AIA New
England’s Regional conference, held in
The award was given for a private
residence designed by TmS principal,
william Soupcoff, located in wolfeboro.
Although substantial in size, the
home was intended to blend in with its
Winner of AIANE People’s Choice Award
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tive design features of the home is a soarwhen looking at the site from the lake,
one can only catch glimpses of the house ing circular four-story tower with windows
amongst the trees. one of the more distinc- capturing light and lake views.
November, 2009
High-Profile: Awards
RDK Receives Award
Andover, MA - RDK Engineers, Inc.
was honored at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Small Business of
the Year Awards Luncheon for winning the
Award for Business Excellence.
The Chamber chose RDK as this
year’s award recipient for its unwavering
commitment to the growth and development of its employees, its innovative building system practices, green solutions, and
its environmentally conscience technologies.
In addition, RDK was recognized for
consistently strong financial performance,
achievement in management, and community and social responsibility.
New Research Building at Harvard Medical School
Harvard Med Bldg Wins Award
Designed by ARC
Cambridge, MA - Architectural Resources Cambridge announced that the
New England Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented one of
this year’s 11 Merit Awards to the ARCdesigned, 730,000sf New Research Building (NRB) at Harvard Medical School in
Situated in the Longwood Medical
Area, the NRB features clusters of flexible
open labs that encourage interaction among
researchers, two-story “sky lobbies,” dining facilities, an underground parking garage and a conference center.
Judges recognized the building’s suc-
cessful integration into its city streetscape,
noting the difficulty of “maintaining the
scale and character of an existing urban
context without submitting to its dull character,” which was solved both urbanistically and architecturally.
“We’re very pleased to receive this
prestigious honor from the AIA,” said ARC
Principal Arthur Cohen, AIA, LEED AP,
who led the design team for the New Research Building. “This was – and remains
to this date – the largest expansion of the
Harvard Medical School campus since its
founding in 1906 in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston.”
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Nitsch Engineering Recognized
Boston, MA - For the fourth year in
a row, Nitsch Engineering, Inc. – a Bostonbased civil engineering, land surveying,
transportation engineering, sustainable site
consulting, planning, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) firm – has been
recognized as one of the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For in the United
States by CE News magazine.
Nitsch Engineering was ranked No. 19
overall and No. 9 in the Small Firm (under
100 employees) category.
“Since our founding 20 years ago,
we have focused on building and maintain-
ing a culture of teamwork and collaboration – both within the company and with
our clients,” said Lisa A. Brothers, PE,
LEED AP, vice president and COO of
Nitsch Engineering. “This approach has
given us the opportunity to learn from our
employees over the years, and to provide
them with the work/life balance and professional growth opportunities that directly
address their needs. We are delighted that
our dedication has been recognized by CE
News again, and look forward to continuing to work with our employees to improve
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Autodesk Bldg Gets AGC Award
Tocci CM / KlingStubbins Architect
Woburn, MA - Tocci Building Corpo- Award; AGC Leadership in Technology
ration’s work on the Autodesk AEC Head- Award; Constructech Vision Award; and
quarters Building, completed in Waltham the BusinessWeek/Architectural Record
earlier this year, is being recognized for Good Design is Good Business Award.
exceptional team effort
through a 2009 Associated General Contractors
(AGC) Build New England
Honor Award.
The 55ksf high design/high tech corporate
TI project was completed
under an Integrated Project Delivery contract that
bound the principal participants—Autodesk, Inc.,
owner; KlingStubbins, architect; and Tocci Building
Corporation, constructor
– under a single sharedrisk contract for design and
construction of the project.
The AGC Honor
award caps a year of recognition for the project’s
groundbreaking use of new
technology and new delivery methods. Among previous awards received are
the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice BuildAutodesk AEC Headquarters
ing Information Model
November, 2009
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High-Profile: Awards
margulies perruzzi Recognized
Boston, mA - margulies perruzzi
Architects has been recognized with three
awards in the second annual Banker &
Tradesman Best of 2009 Readers’ poll.
margulies perruzzi Architects was
recognized as among the best architects
and interior designers in both the “Development and construction” and “commercial Real Estate” categories.
EYp Named one of Top 50
Newly opened Rumford Center
RIhphc Awards historic mill Site
East providence, RI - The Rhode space, offices, and 88 loft-style apartments.
Island historical preservation & heritage current tenants include Sentinel financial
commission (RIhphc) has honored the group, Seven Stars Bakery, and punch
newly opened Rumford center with a State gym.
New England construction co. actpreservation project Award.
The award recognizes the “particu- ed as gc.
larly high quality rehabilitation” of the
270,000sf, nationally registered historic
Rumford chemical works mill into
modern mixed-use complex.
Designed by cambridge-based
architectural firm Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, and developed by pK Rumford,
a joint venture of the peregrine group,
llc, and Kirkbrae Development corp.,
Rumford center reconnected a historic
mill to the community it once anchored,
conducting brownfield site rehabilitation and converting 10 underused build- Converted underused buildings into boutique reings into boutique retail and restaurant tail and restaurant space, offices and apartments.
Boston, mA - EYp Architecture
& Engineering has been named to ARchITEcT magazine’s annual list, The
Architect 50.
Ranked 22nd, EYp joins a group
of some of the world’s most respected
companies included in The Architect 50 were ranked on three variables:
revenue per employee (based on 2008
gross revenue), sustainable practices,
and 2008 awards. The goal was to recognize firms, large and small, that achieve a
well-rounded definition of success.
“Inclusion among The Architect
50 is a great honor. It places overall excellence as a firm before total revenue
and size, and for smaller firms that are
committed to design excellence, developing talent and being trusted advisors
to the best clients in the world, it is exciting to be recognized for all that we can
offer,” said Tom Birdsey, president and
cEo, EYp.
In addition to an overall ranking of
22 in The Architect 50, EYp ranked sixth
overall for sustainability, scoring six out
of six for green practices.
completed lobby wins Award
SmmA recently completed the new entrance lobby
at 1000 washington Street
in Boston’s South End.
The renovated class
A lobby lends an elegant
financial District image to
the 11-story former Teradyne building, offered by
Nordic properties for office, retail, and science/
technology tenants.
The project has subsequently received a National
Award of Excellence from the
Architectural woodwork Institute in recognition of its fine
interior detailing.
Award winning 1000 Washington Street lobby completed.
Photographer Kevin Harkins.
November, 2009
High-Profile: Awards
ARc Receives growth Award
Bradford, VT - ARc mechanical
contractors Inc. has been recognized by
Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank
as one of the five fastest growing companies
in the construction industry in Vermont.
The 5x5x5 growth Awards acknowledge five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past
five years over five business categories:
technology, construction, wholesale, business services and manufacturing. ARc had
a growth rate of 76% during the five-year
period covered.
This is the second time ARc has received this award.
“we attribute our growth to quality
workmanship developed by the constant
review and improvement of our internal
processes, as well as a commitment to
the technical education of our workforce.
These factors have firmly established our
reputation as a reliable company with quality products and services,” said wilton
Buskey, owner.
AwI Safety on the Job Awards
potomac falls, VA - The Architectural woodwork Institute (AwI) and
its insurance safety partner, cNA, announced the recent winners of the 2009
safety awards program.
honored with a “Safety Improvement Certificate of Recognition” were
mark Richey woodworking of Newburyport, mass.; The Anthony galluzzo
corp., londonderry, N.h.; and Trickett
woodworks co., Auburn, N.h.
Zero lost Time Accident
Achievement Awards went to Jutras
Manufacturing Co., Smithfield, R.I.;
mass cabinets Inc., methuen, mass.;
The Anthony galluzzo corp., londonderry, N.h.; Trickett woodworks
co., Auburn, N.h; and windsor Architectural woodworking, malden, mass.
Agcmaine Awards langford
Rockport, mE - The Associated general contractors of maine
awarded James “Jim” langford of
langford & low construction the
major Achievements in construction Award.
After graduating from Umaine’s engineering program, langford worked in Saudi Arabia on
construction and on the Alaskan
pipeline. he returned to maine in
the late 1970s where he worked for
Pittsfield-based contractor Cianbro
In 1980, langford joined his AGC Senior Vice President Art Dudley presents
father’s firm Langford & Low. Over
Jim Langford with the MAC Award.
the next eight years he and his father,
Bill, concentrated on their niche
market building and renovating retail shop- schools, industrial and commercial construction. he became president of Agc
ping centers.
In 1989, he purchased the company maine in 1998 following in his father’s
from his father and expanded the business footsteps.
beyond retail building to include public
Jim Langford presents the AGC Annual Toy Drive to WGME 13 at their studio
in Portland Maine.
Carl J. Shapiro Science Center at Brandeis University, ® Warren Jagger
payette Recognized by AIANE & BSA
Boston, mA - payette, an architectural design firm specializing in complex
buildings for medical and scientific research, academic teaching, and healthcare,
was recently honored with multiple industry design awards from the New England
chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANE) and the Boston Society
of Architects (BSA), bringing its total for
2009 to 10 awards to date.
AIANE cited three payette projects
for chapter honors from a field of 271 entries. The projects include an honor Award
for the mEDITEch - medical Information
Technology computer Science Building in
fall River, a merit Award for the Integrat-
ed Sciences Building at the University of
mass., Amherst campus and a merit Award
for the carl J. Shapiro Science center at
Brandeis University in waltham.
Three additional projects by payette
were recognized in the BSA’s 2009 higher
Education Design Awards program. The
awards include: an honor Award for Design Excellence for the gary c. comer
geochemistry Building at columbia University; an Award for Design Excellence
for the physics, DmSE, Spectroscopy, and
Infrastructure project at mIT; and a citation for Design for the Amherst college
Earth Sciences Building.
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AINE Design Awards Winners
ortsmouth, NH – Four Honor Awards,
11 Merit Awards, and three Special
Mentions were announced October 3
for the 2009 AIA New England Regional
Design Awards (American Institute of Architects New England Region).
Submissions to the competition were
accepted from New England firms for projects located anywhere in the world, and
from firms outside New England for buildings located in the region. Architecture
firms from Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Maine, and Vermont were among the winners. Winning projects are represented in
all six New England states, and one is located in Arizona.
Honor Awards went to two dramatically different private houses and two utterly contrasting public buildings of some
• SF Residence, 44 PL, Greenwich,
CT, by Joeb + Partners, Architects, Greenwich, Conn.
Jurors’ comment: A unanimous
choice for an honor award, this project was
a pleasure to examine in detail after the first
delightful impact had registered upon us.
• Meditech - Medical Information
Technology Computer Science Building,
Fall River, Mass., by Payette, Boston,
Jurors’ comment: This work appealed
to the jurors for its excellent site organization, capitalizing on great views, and the
purity of its form.
• Kroon Hall, School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies, Yale University,
New Haven, Conn.; Hopkins Architects,
London–Design Architect and Centerbrook
Architects, Centerbrook, Conn.–Executive
Jurors’ comment: That such a project
should lead the way in campus sustainability goes almost without saying. The conscious effort at relentless “greening” and
adaptation to the traditional context shows
how far campus architecture has come.
• Tanglewood 2 House, The Berkshires, Mass. by Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, Mass.
Jurors cited the “dramatic impact on
the hillside site, the daring character of the
structure, the integration of structure and
spatial concepts, the roof terrace, and the
Merit Awards Award Winners:
• Stone Industrial Storage Structure,
Washington, Conn. by Gray Organschi Ar-
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• Renovation and Expansion, Currier
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• Weekend house in Kent, Conn.,
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• Fred and Fay Haas Memorial Interfaith Chapel at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
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• Umass Integrated Sciences Building, Amherst, Mass., by Payette, Boston,
• Carl J. Shapiro Science Center,
Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., by
Payette, Boston, Mass.
• New Research Building, Harvard
Medical School, Boston, Mass., by ARC/
Architectural Resources Cambridge, Cambridge, Mass.
• Water Sheds, SF Residence, Coastal, R.I., by Roger Ferris + Partners, Westport, Conn.
• Penn Lofts, multi-family housing,
Quincy, Mass., by Merge Architects, Inc.,
Boston, Mass.
• High Rise Residential Condominium building 45 Province St., Boston,
Mass., by Bruner/Cott & Assoc., Cambridge, Mass.
• Rethinking a Historic Campus
Building: Pierce Hall, Kenyon College,
Gambier, Ohio, by GUND Partnership,
Boston, Mass.
Special Mention went to:
• Cottage, Guilford, Conn., by Gray
Organschi Architecture, New Haven,
• Student Recreation and Fitness Center, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, by
Cannon Design, Boston, Mass.
• Blue Rock House, Austerlitz, N.Y.,
by Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, Mass.
• A Single Family House on Casco
Bay, Maine, by Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture, Blue Hill, Maine
• House on Penobscot Bay, Maine,
by Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture,
Blue Hill, Maine
• Research, Center for Life Science,
Boston, Mass., by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Cambridge, Mass.
The People’s Choice Award submissions were on exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center the week before the AIANE
Regional Conference and were posted online.
Visitors to the center and to the
AIANE Web site voted for their favorite
projects in four different categories. The
four winners are:
• The house in which I’d most like
to live: Lakeside Manor, TMS Architects,
Portsmouth, N.H.
• The space in which I’d most like to
work: Boston Museum of Science Sophia
& Bernard Gordon Wing , LDa Architects,
Cambridge, Mass.
• The place in which I’d most like to
play: Manhattan Media Room , David Scott
Parker Architects, LLC, Southport, Conn.
• The space in which I’d most like to
study: City on a Hill Charter Public School,
by Arrowstreet, Somerville, Mass.
November, 2009
High-Profile: People
Stantec Names Allen coo
Boston mA - American dethe acquisition of engineering
sign firm Stantec announced that
firm Dufresne-Henry, where he
Rich Allen will be appointed the
served as president and cEo.
new chief operating officer (COO)
As leader of Stantec’s US East
of the company, effective January
region, he has helped more than
1, 2010. Based in Boston, Allen is
triple the firm’s presence there
currently a senior vice president
as it expanded into New York
and managing leader of the firm’s
city, ohio, Kentucky, Illinois,
operations in the eastern half of
and other areas.
the US.
A noted author and speakAllen
Allen will take over the
er, Allen has written extensively
role from mark Jackson, who will
on issues related to engineering
be retiring at the end of the year and has and construction law and has served as a
served in the position since 2007.
visiting professor at worcester polytechnic
Allen joined Stantec in 2006 with Institute.
Senate const. Adds Dion
huber-Jewett Selected
- Everett-based construction firm, Bond
Brothers, welcomes
and chris fogg to
the firm’s building
division. williamson
and fogg will head
up the utilization of
Building Information
modeling (BIm) at Bond Brothers.
Williamson, a certified professional
estimator and lEED Accredited professional, joins Bond Brothers as director of
estimating and purchasing. he brings over
30 years of industry experience, having
most recently worked
as director of preconstruction Services at
walsh Brothers in
join Bond Brothers’
building division as
project engineer of
preconstruction serFogg
vices. formerly of
perini Building company, fogg has over seven years of experience in the construction industry, including
construction management of the largest
hotel and convention center on the Eastern
Nancy hanright Joins Dpm
Shirley, mA – Senate construction corp. recently announced the appointment of John Dion as director of business development/institutional.
Dion, who has 29 years of construction experience,
will be specializing in the higher education and private
school marketplace.
Raymond, Nh - Jewett
construction of Raymond announced the acceptance of Alison huber-Jewett, marketing
drector, into the leadership New
hampshire class of 2010.
leadership New hampshire is an organization that
strives to increase civic engagement and strengthen communi-
Bond Brothers Adds Two
ties through connecting and
educating a diverse pool of
engaged or emerging leaders
throughout the state
This year-long program
allows associates to to interact with top state officials and
others who receive, deliver, or
make decisions and policies that
affect services.
pruitt Addresses Agc
wellesley, mA. – on
increased their efficiencies
october 16, design and conover the last 20 years. By
struction professionals from the
utilizing alternative forms
greater Boston area assembled
of delivery, becoming more
to hear J. Doug pruitt, president,
adept at using technology
Associated general contractors
and lean construction pracof America (Agc), discuss his
tices, the industry should
theme for his tenure, “Dare to
see real gains in quality and
challenge – Dare to change.”
pruitt talked about the
Secondly, the industry
size and complexity of the towill face severe shortages at
tal construction industry, how
the professional, technical
it touches every aspect of people’s lives and craft worker level as the baby boommore than any other industry. Schools, ers retire, and with fewer young people
homes, hospitals, airports, highways, embracing the industry. The industry
power plants are part of every citizen’s must pull together to create a more imeveryday life and these facilities are built age friendly atmosphere to entice young
through the endeavors of the profession- people to choose design and construcals within the construction industry.
tion as a viable career path.
he went on to discuss a number
pruitt also talked about the state of
of issues that must be addressed by the the K-12 system, which is seeing increasindustry in order for the country to com- ingly high dropout levels throughout the
pete in a global economy and maintain country. he suggests building coalitions
the quality of life we have all come to of business groups to challenge the eduknow.
cational system so that the country can
productivity is a key issue. manu- compete on a global front.
facturers and high technology firms have
Newton, MA - Diversified
project management (Dpm) announced that Nancy hanright has
joined the firm as project manager.
hanright has over 19 years
of experience in planning and
project management and her proficiency includes design services,
construction administration, move
and medical equipment planning.
Prior to joining Diversified,
she held project management
positions at massachusetts
Eye & Ear, harvard Vanguard
and New England financial/
met life where she provided
comprehensive healthcare department, lab and office relocation planning services.
Bruss Adds Two
Bradford Nh
- Bruss construction Inc., of Bradford announced the
addition of two new
members to itsteam.
Jeff Bennett
of Jaffrey has taken
on the role as director of business deVooris
velopment. he is a
lEED Ap and holds
a Master Certificate in Sustainable Design.
Dan Vooris will perform
as the special
administrator for
energy auditing/modeling
and building
is a lEED Ap
and also holds
BPI Certification as a Building Analyst
and Envelope professional.
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Excellence in construction Awards
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November 18, 2009
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Structural Steel & Miscelaneous Metals
Breakfast workshop
project managers’ Roundtable
Being a project manager has its
rewards –but also its challenges.
Special program designed just
for pms.
meet with other project managers, to discuss the things that challenge
you most – and exchange tips on how
best to deal with them.
* poor design documents, *
Scheduling changes * Delivery problems
* project delays * change
orders * (mis) communications *
people problems * Safety hazards
In a small “roundtable” group,
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problems that other pms are tackling,
and you suggest solutions from your
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Attention business owners!
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and learn new and practical solutions
to the problems they face on the job
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The IfmA Boston healthcare Network
The gREENgUARD Environmental
Institute’s program on Indoor Air Quality
and healing Environments
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Registration/light
1:30 – 3:00 presentation by paul
Bates, lEED Ap
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking/light
Dana-farber cancer Institute
Jimmy fund Auditorium
44 Binney Street, Boston
IfmA Boston members and hospital
employees – fREE
Non-members - $25
for more information: https://www.
SfNE Annual membership Dinner meeting
December 3, 2009
Doubletree hotel, westborough, mA
Keynote Speaker Burleigh morton
– Senior Director, mcgraw-hill construction Research & Analytics
for more details visit http://www.
NAIop massachusetts invites you
to attend the 2009 Distinguished Real
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ome of Boston’s most famous historic and stately buildings are located on the New England Conservatory campus. During the past seven months, Tishman Construction
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