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YEARS OF FACILITY DEVELOPMENTS Special 10 Year Anniversary Issue November 2007

Special 10 Year Anniversary Edition, 2007


High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents American Plumbing and Heating Corporation

New Digs for American Plumbing & Heating Corporation


orwell, MA - American Plumbing & Heating Corp. (APH) has com pleted the move to its new corporate headquarters facilities at 1000 Coordwainer Drive, Norwell. Founded in 1985 by President & Treasurer Joseph F. Clancy, APH was joined in 1989 by Vice President Dan Bent. AHP is now on the top ten list of mechanical contractors in the area, showing over $39 Million in revenue and 150 employees, according to the Boston Business Journal’s 2007 Book of Lists. Clancy, a past president of the Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of Greater Boston, credits APH’s success to its employees, the most critical asset of a business, saying, “You are only as successful as the people you have working with you. If you strive to have the very best, you will be

the very best. We’re looking not only at the quality in an individual’s workmanship, we’re also looking for the quality in individual character. That principle not only extends to the vendors and clients, but also to the project managers, CAD designers, controller, clerical staff and marketing personnel as well. “It’s all about relationships. We have a lot if great people who work for us, and I really have to emphasize that,” he said. We’re very fortunate to have the ‘dream team.’” he continued. “We have an exceptional team proficient in all areas of plumbing construction with experience in bio-tech, hospitals, student housing, sports and entertainment arenas, hotels and retail. The new facility also supports a complete fabrication shop. “The ability to fabricate in a quality controlled environment in-

creases volume and streamlines the process. With this shop we can take fabrication to the next level,” Bent explains, “We produce more than just fabricated plumbing’ We fabricate lab benches, hood assemblies and other types if equipment used for the various jobs.” Recent APH Projects include: The Shapiro Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; Boston University Student Housing, Boston; Harvard University Northwest Labs, Cambridge. Specialty areas for APH include Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Labs, Commercial/ Office buildings, Educational institutions/ Colleges, Fire prevention Systems, High Tech/Clean rooms, Hospitals/Medical Gas Systems, Hotels/Motels, HVAC, Industrial /Process Piping, Restaurants/ Shopping Malls, Preventative Maintenance Programs and Multi-Family Residential /Condos.

On site fabrication increases volume and streamlines the process.

(Above) reception (Below) loading docks

APH’s Pharmaceutical And Biotech Projects . Akermes, Cambridge, MA . Autoimmune, Inc., Lexington, MA . . Biogen, Cambridge, MA . Biotransplant, Charlestown, MA . Boston BioMedical, Watertown, MA . Cereon, Cambridge, MA . Focal, Lexington, MA . Genetics Institute, Cambridge, MA . Genzyme, Cambridge, MA . Genzyme, Framingham, MA . Harvard Research, Boston, MA . Hybridon, Inc., Milford, MA . Hybridon, Inc., Cambridge, MA . Immulogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Waltham, MA . Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA . Lawrence E. Martin Laboratories, Mass General Hospital, Building 149, Charlestown, MA . Microbia, Cambridge, MA . Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA . Neutra Pharmaceuticals, Bedford, MA . Northeastern Science & Engineering Building, Boston, MA . Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA . Oravax, Cambridge, MA . Partners Healthcare, Cambridge, MA . Pfizer, Cambridge, MA . Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Waltham, MA . Shionogi Bioresearch, Lexington, MA . Transkaryotic Therapies (TKT), Cambridge, MA . Vertex, Cambridge, MA

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents American Plumbing and Heating Corporation

1000 Cordwainer Drive, Norwell, Ma 02061 Phone 781-347-9200 • Fax 781-347-9250

Special 10 Year Anniversary Edition, 2007


High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Pro Con Incorporated

An Interview with Mark Stebbins, CEO Pro Con, Incorporated


construction services, all with he foundation for Pro only one call. What differentiCon, Incorporated was ates Pro Con from other design established in 1935 by builders in the marketplace is the Stebbins family. Three genthat we provide our clients erations later, with a steadfast with a single source of responcommitment to professionalism, sibility. customer service and quality in Pro Con has an in-house all aspects of their work, the staff of 25 talented design procompany is one of the leading fessionals and two structural Mark Stebbins design-build and construction engineers. The biggest probmanagement firms in New England. Pro Con, Incorporated offers a lem using traditional design methods is the full complement of design and construc- fragmented communication between the tion management services for commercial, contractor and architects. Pro Con’s inindustrial, and institutional projects house method is unique. When one of our throughout New England and the construction managers has a design related question, rather than waiting for a seven to Northeast including: ten day turnaround, they can simply walk • Adaptive Reuse down the hall and have direct communica• Athletic tion with the people who can provide the • Aviation answers they need. • Corporate Most of our employees have been • Hospitality together for 15 to 20 years and they under• Industrial stand the most effective way to design and • Healthcare build a project. This gives our clients team • Multi-Family members they can rely on and a road map • Education High-Profile Monthly had an oppor- for their project they can easily understand.

Hammondswood-Chestnut Hill, Mass. tunity to speak with Mark Stebbins, CEO of Pro Con, Inc., to ask him about Pro Con's business now and in the future. HP: What is the direction of Pro Con, Inc.? MS: The direction Pro Con has taken is to integrate design and construction under one roof and therefore provide our customers with a full line of design and

325 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, N.H.

A lot of people think that designbuild is just for pre-engineered metal buildings, but Pro Con has proven that design-build is an effective method on many architecturally significant projects such as the four star Renaissance Hotel at Patriot Place, which is located right next to the Patriots’ stadium in Foxborough, a number of student residence halls at

Chase Hall Gordon College, Wenham, Mass.

Ironwood on the Green, Middleton, Mass. Gordon College, a complex airport hangar aviation projects. We have a really good and office project at Pease International group of customers who continue to call Tradeport in Portsmouth, and a sophisti- on Pro Con to design and manage their cated condominium development in projects. They are our first priority. Brookline. We're also doing two class A HP: What new technologies do you office buildings in Concord and see being used more in the future? Portsmouth, New Hampshire. All these MS: The strong incentive to "build projects have been designed by our archi- green" and reduce environmental impact tects. We are very excited because the tal- has resulted in many technological ents of our design staff are starting to be advances in terms of land use, use of

Capital Commons, Concord, N.H.

recognized throughout New England. HP: What markets will you be pursuing and why? MS: Pro Con is focused on a broad range of markets. Right now, we are working on three office buildings, five hotels, a number of condo and apartment projects and we're designing and managing several

renewable products, decreasing the use of water and designing buildings to be more energy efficient. We have several members of our staff who are green building certified. The marketplace is demanding contractors and designers to be up to date on building green and Pro Con is leading the way.

Courtyard by Marriott, Hadley, Mass.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Pro Con Incorporated

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Give Us a Moment to Assist You Easier Said Than Done? our niche and High-Profile By Michael Barnes, Publisher, Monthly is the backbone of High-Profile Monthly our system. Quick to read, veryone wants your attenevery issue is packed with tion: E-mail, phone, current construction activioffice memos, radio, teleties, the people behind them, vision, news letters, newspapers, and the associations that bring and trade publications all comthem together. pete for a few moments of your A quick read, yes, but time. reinforced by its archives on Recognizing this fact of Barnes the internet which over the business-life, High-Profile Monthly has designed a system to connect past 10 years has compiled a virtual time busy executives with the people who are line of news stories identifying who's who active in the Design and Construction of in facilities developments in New facilities in New England. This became England. Our new website, which will be launched later this year, will make it easier and faster to locate the actual companies and events that are shaping the industry. It is impossible to include in this single Anniversary issue all the outstanding projects and the people who have built them. The profiles of associations and companies on the pages of this


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A&M Roofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

Marr Scaffolding . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19

ABC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49

MBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

AGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

MCAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15

American Plumbing & Heating . . . .2-3

McNamara / Salvia. . . . . . . . . . . . ..46

Angelini Plastering . . . . . . . . . . .28-29

MJ Flaherty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-67

B.L. Makepeace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

NB Kenney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25

Barker Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9

NECA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31

Bigelow & Fleming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Northern Business Machines . . . . . .42

Blakeslee Prestress . . . . . . . . . . .10-11

Novel Ironworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Boston Plasterers' . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Patent Construction Systems . . . . . .55

Brand Scoffolding . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Poyant Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Bufftree Building Company, Inc . . . .57

Precast Institute of the North East . . . .47

Campbell McCabe . . . . . . . . . . .60-61

Precast Specialties Corp. . . . . . . . . .32

Canatal Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Pro Con Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . .4-5

CBT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Real Vermont Roofing Slate . . . . . .54

CE Floyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13

RGB-Robinson Green Beretta Corp..36-37

Century Drywall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Sandra Guidetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Colantonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

S&F Concrete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-69

Coreslab Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Service Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Deangelis Iron Works . . . . . . . . . . ..51

The Collaborative Engineers, Inc. . .40

Diamond Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

The Construction Institute. . . . .62-63

Dimeo Construction Company . ..22-23

The Welch Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

Fischbach & Moore Electric Group . ..39

Tocco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

G.Greene Construction . . . . . . . . . .56

TRIGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Greenscape, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Triumph Leasing Corp. . . . . . . . . . .32

Guidetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

United Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21

High-Profile Monthly. . . . . . . . .70-71

Valley Crest Landscape Development 42

Interstate Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Vision 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-53

J. Calnan & Associates . . . . . . .44-45

Wayne J. Griffin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

J. Derenzo Company . . . . . . . . .64-65

Wessling Architects . . . . . . . . . . . ..55

James W. Flett . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-59

William Scotsman. . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

JGI Eastern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents AGC

Congratulations to High Profile 10 Year Anniversary

AGC of Massachusetts begun in 1935, offers management education, advocacy and safety training to its members and the industry at large. Locally, the chapter works closely with all facets of the industry to develop fair business practices for all participants.

Be part of the Association that shapes your industry’s future. Top Ten Reasons to join AGC §

Access to key industry leaders


Timely industry news


Networking opportunities


Professional and leadership development workshops


Pro-active legislative and regulatory advocacy


Labor/Employment issues - both union and open shop firms


Best practices group interaction with owners and designers


Up-to-date OSHA bulletins and local emphasis plans


Safety training tailored for your needs


Access to AGC professional staff - a phone call away


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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Barker Steel Company, Inc.

Barker Steel Has Been in the Reinforcing Steel Business for Over 85 Years


he company operates from 12 sites throughout New England, New Jersey, and New York. Eight of these sites are fabricating plants located in: Albany, NY; Avenel, N.J., Canaan, N.H.; Canton, South Deerfield, and Westfield, Mass., Pawtucket, R.I., and South Windsor, Conn. In addition to reinforcing steel, it also supplies customers with: • Concrete related products (including decorative concrete) • Forming/shoring

• Post-tensioning • Miscellaneous structural steel fabrication • Shear lines, automated coil, bending and mechanical threading machines, which support projects of any complexity. Barker Steel’s construction services department efficiently details, schedules and oversees all of their customers’ construction projects. Detailers have an average of over 17 years of experience in the industry and use the latest CAD detailing technology.

Concrete forms

Barker employee bundling rebar.

Stack of epoxy coated rebar.

Within the building products division, the firm carries high quality brand products for the site, road and bridge, concrete, masonry, waterproofing, and restoration with nationally recognized manufacturers. The forming/shoring division provides full engineering support and quality drawings for all projects. As part of their product line, they offer handset steelply forms, Gates ties and accessories, highload shoring and aluminum beams and MEVA forming systems.

In 2003, the business expanded by adding post-tensioning (PT) to an already extensive list of products and services. The company fabricates the PT, and also coordinates the budgeting, detailing, supply, service, and in some cases, installation of all items required for post-tensioning reinforced structures. “At Barker, we focus on the needs of our customers and strive to provide the highest level of technical service and operational support to our customers,” said Jim Agis, vice president of sales.

Bridge over Providence River on the new interstate I-195.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Barker Steel Company, Inc. Call Barker Steel, and you can expect: to be advised on our products, their usage and applications your orders to be processed quickly and accurately your deliveries to be arranged to best fit your construction schedule your questions to be answered in a timely manner our representatives to be in close contact with you to make sure your project is running smoothly, even after deliveries And on top of that, you can still count on a diverse array of high quality products at competitive pricing.

Rebar Building Products Forming Post Tensioning


Need building products? Just call Barker Steel, and we’ll give you a hand!

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Blakeslee Prestress, Inc.

Blakeslee Prestress: Leading the Industry for the Past 50 Years


ranford, CT - Since 1958, Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. has been an industry leader, helping to set the standard for design innovation, quality of materials, and comprehensive service. Charles Wells Blakeslee began a family general-contracting business in New Haven, in 1844. His company, C.W. Blakeslee and Sons, also supplied asphalt, ready-mix concrete, sand, and stone to others in the construction industry. Soon it earned recognition for its expertise in marine, industrial, and utility work. In 1958, the Blakeslee Prestress division was formed to concentrate on the growing market for precast, prestressed concrete. The Westinghouse Electric Company acquired C.W. Blakeslee and Sons in 1969 in a venture into precast, prestressed concrete for the multifamily housing market. Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. was spun off as a separate company in 1976 when Westinghouse divested its precast holdings and returned to its core business. Today, Blakeslee Prestress is headquartered in Branford, on a 36-acre site that includes an enclosed 150,000 sf manufacturing facility with a state-of-the-art concrete batch plant and steel-fabrication works. Milestones and Awards Through its professionalism and expertise, Blakeslee Prestress has earned the trust of a host of clients through the years. The company’s many projects throughout the eastern United States demonstrate its expertise with precast, capable of providing complete designbuild services and single-source accountability to expedite even the most complex and fast-tracked construction. An early milestone for Blakeslee Prestress involved providing components for an all-precast, 1,500-foot, twin roadway bridge on Interstate 87 near White Plains, New York. For the 18-month job, which began in 1964, Blakeslee Prestress 250 Parking Structures and Counting Design development work has begun on Blakeslee Prestress’s 250th parking-structure project, which is being built for Aetna Corporation in Hartford, Connecticut. The precaster is participating in the design-development process and casting components for the fivelevel project, which will feature 1,600 spaces on approximately 438,000 sf of supported structured area. A variety of finishes will be provided to create a highly aesthetic final appearance, including a light sandblast finish and two concrete mixes to achieve both limestone- and brownstone-like finishes. Embedded thin brick also will be used on the panels to create a masonry look accented with precast concrete highlights. For further information about Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., visit our website at:

fabricated 240 pieces of prestressed octagonal piling that were driven into bedrock in swampland. The piles were deemed satisfactory by the New York State Department of Public Works at test loads of 300 tons, the highest in department history to that date. The crane and pile driver also were supported on sections of the bridge that had been previous1y completed, a testament to both the durability of the precast and to the economies that were achieved in equipment and labor. Blakeslee Prestress also provided 1,080 box beams, pile caps, and abutment sections for the job. In 1969, Blakeslee Prestress supplied the single T beams and other components

tion offers all of the usual advantages of precast and much more - durability; fire and sound-proofing; resistance to damage from natural disasters, including earthquakes; reduced maintenance; and design flexibility. All of the company’s components can be swiftly and economically assembled in almost any weather. These include the trademarked Spandeck hollowcore planks (for floors and roofs) as well as load-bearing wall panels, elevator and stair towers, columns, slabs, and beams. Building Outside the Box Progressive Architecture magazine recognized Blakeslee Prestress’s use of a totally precast system in the 1973 construction of the Rutland Road Houses in

Central Parking Garage at Logan International Airport in Boston. for a parking structure for the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, which was New York City’s first enclosed regional mall. Designed for 3,700 cars, the mammoth five-level parking facility covered 6.5 acres and featured 1.4 million sf of floor space. Remarkably, only eight months were required from the time the first prestressed element arrived on the site until the final one was placed. Since then, Blakeslee Prestress has built a wide range of parking structures, from a one-level, 75-car garage to an 11level, 4,500-car facility. It recently began work on its 250th garage (see the sidebar). A 1,400-car garage for Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s North Haven, Connecticut, campus won a 1988 Professional Design Award from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Cited as “one of the foremost examples of today’s aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly garages” by PCl Journal, the project showcased a high level of architectural detail that called for specialized forms and manufacturing techniques. Extraordinary planning and coordination in-house, as well as between Blakeslee Prestress, the owner, and other contributors, were the keys to the project’s obvious success. The Blakeslee Prestress system of components for multiunit housing construc-

Brooklyn, NY. The five-building, 438-unit complex was praised as an example of “the flexibility of an industrialized building system applied to multistory residential construction” and given high marks for aesthetic appeal. Blakeslee Prestress is just as often in the vanguard for innovation as for its standard solutions. An example is the company’s contribution to the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, considered the first largescale building in New York City to use precast, prestressed decking instead of pouredin-place floors and ceilings. Blakeslee Prestress shipped 2,000 truckloads of decking—more than 1 million sf—into the heart of Times Square for the 50-story structure. Two of the largest tennis stadiums in the world are Blakeslee Prestress structures: the PCl Design Award-winning Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven, Conn. and the United States Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, NY. Both were huge, super-fast-tracked projects, and so were perfect candidates for precast construction. As an integral part of the design and construction team on the Connecticut Tennis Center, Blakeslee Prestress created dramatic cantilevered seating sections and stairs that are not only state-of-the-art precast but also

The Next 50 Years In 2007, Blakeslee Prestress celebrated 50 years of innovation since it first opened its doors in 1958. The company has made a reputation among owners and designers across the Northeast for its expertise with parking structures, transportation projects, housing of all kinds and stadiums and arenas. On July 20, the company held an employee appreciation celebration at Mountain Ridge Resort in Wallingford, Connecticut. That was followed on September 12 by a client appreciation event at which approximately 175 guests, some traveling from as far away as Florida, took part in celebrating the company’s achievements. sensitive to the environmental requirements of the site. Blakeslee Prestress played a major role in keeping the 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium on time and on budget, winning praise from the general contractor. Other projects across its key markets also have garnered acclaim. The Enterprise IV Corporate Center in Shelton, Connecticut, features five floors of office space above 2.5 floors of parking. The building was constructed with a total precast superstructure using only 1,149 precast concrete components. The design provided a guaranteed maximum price and schedule, a long-span system that produced more leasable space per floor, design flexibility, acoustic control and fire resistance. The Hilltop Residence at the University of Connecticut also was completed recently. The 140,000 sf dormitory for 400 students was the first all-structural precast building on campus. The project, which comprised 500 precast, prestressed components, provided similar benefits to Enterprise IV by offering guaranteed maximum price and scheduling, design flexibility, acoustical control and fire resistance. The company also this year completed a complex parking structure for the $205million Logan International Airport Central Parking Expansion Project. Blakeslee Prestress supplied components and expertise to help construct a three-level, 2,900-car precast concrete addition on top of an existing five-level garage that had to remain operating during the construction. Valueengineering to incorporate more precast concrete components, including double Ts on the first two floors, facilitated the construction process and made the project more economical. Whether building parking structures, housing, transportation projects, office facilities, stadiums or any other type of building, Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., offers strong design capabilities, value-engineering expertise and high-quality production processes. As it enters 2008, the company is looking ahead to its second half-century of strong, continued success helping to produce structures that are quickly constructed, aesthetically pleasing and cost effective.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Blakeslee Prestress, Inc.

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panning five decades, Blakeslee has worked with our partners to deliver customized and innovative solutions. We will continue to bring our wealth of experience at the conceptual stage so our staff can assist in the design development process. Thus ensuring that all programmatic needs are met and bringing about the most efficient, cost-saving precast, prestressed concrete structural solutions.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.

Performance with Integrity: C.E. Floyd Meeting Project Objectives


edford, MA - C.E. Floyd Company, established in 1989, is headquartered in Bedford, Mass. with an office in Middletown, Conn. They perform work throughout New England in the biotech, commercial, educational, healthcare, hospitality and religious sectors. C.E. Floyd Company’s goal on each project is to assist the owner in meeting the project objectives, while delivering a project the client expects and deserves. It is a given that all owners expect a quality product and C.E. Floyd is committed to providing the highest possible quality every time. However, other objectives are not always so clear. Sometimes the priority may be implementing a phased move-in schedule, other times there are rigid budget constraints, or there may be requirements to meet the special needs of a tenant. The bottom line is that good communication is required during the preconstruction phase of a project. It is of the utmost importance to identify, early in the

Charles Floyd, president and CEO, credits the employees for the success of the company. “Our people are our greatest asset. They are smart, dedicated, collaborative and passionate about their work.” 2007 Awards/Achievements • ABC Accredited Quality Contractor – AQC - is an accreditation program that honors construction firms which have documented their commitment to four key areas of corporate responsibility: safety, employee benefits, training and community relations. • ABC STEP Platinum - The qualifications for a Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award were developed by contractors for contractors in order to quantify a company’s safety and training programs. • AGC Build New England Award for the Overlook Life Care Community, Charlton, Mass. Architect: EGA, P.C. Architects Significant recent projects include the Overlook Life Care Community in

Theater entrance, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass. planning stages, the pertinent needs and priorities of each project in order to get the team working together to achieve success. C.E. Floyd’s motto is Performance with Integrity. They achieve the “performance” by meeting the owner’s objectives through clear communication with the entire project team to develop an understanding of the specific requirements and priorities of every project. They do it with “integrity” by always being open and honest to eliminate second-guessing by any of the team.

Gibbet Hill Grill, Groton, Mass. Photography: Warren Jagger Photography

Charlton, Mass. When the original contractor scheduled to build The Overlook Life Care Community backed out, Retirement Living Services called C.E. Floyd Company. The two, along with Overlook architect EGA, P.C. and interior designer Wellesley Design Group, had just completed a similar project together. C.E. Floyd verified the GMP in two weeks without having seen any documentation prior to the effort. By the end of the third week manpower had been mobilized

Performing Arts Center, Overlook Life Care Community, Charlton, Mass.

Independent living units, Overlook Life Care Community, Charlton, Mass. Photographer: Innovative Exposures on site to begin construction. capped accessible. A separate theater By accelerating the foundation and entrance was constructed along with a spastructural steel contractors, C.E. Floyd was cious lobby to house the relocated art able to get ahead of schedule early in the gallery. The McDonald library was also project and maintain the pace throughout enlarged and gained a curved glass wall the building effort. This resulted in build- leading out to a new terrace as well as a ing turnovers five months and three new circulation desk and breakout rooms months early. for small group work. The college office The incredible effort put forth by space was expanded and now includes a everyone involved is rarely seen. The large conference room and several offices friendly competition between subcontrac- for the college counseling staff, who had

Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel, Concord Academy, Concord, Mass. Photography: Damianos Photography

tors kept the project ahead of schedule, while the close-knit relationship between The Overlook, RLS, EGA, P.C. and C.E. Floyd allowed for a relaxed, open environment. The Overlook Life Care Community addition included a 290,000 sf, 205-unit independent living facility and a 20,000 sf performing arts center and natatorium for independent seniors. Amenities include commons and service areas consistent with a continuing care retirement community, 200-seat auditorium, indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Apart from the main building the project also encompassed sitework for 14 units of independent living cottages, several carport structures, a scenic walking path, putting green and all associated roadways and utilities. Another major project was at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass. C.E. Floyd Company, working with Mount Vernon Group Architects, completed renovations and a 13,000 sf addition to the Ferguson Building at Lawrence Academy. The school’s largest auditorium gained 125 seats and was made handi-

outgrown their previous work area. Exterior improvements include a new parking lot by the theater entrance with a drop off circle. The parking lot required cutting into the side of a steep hill adjacent to a main road and near wetlands. Erosion control and communication with the town of Groton were very important to the success of this portion of the project. C.E. Floyd faced structural challenges due to concealed conditions in the existing building, which required a structural shoring system prior to demolition and through steel erection and eliminated the main access point for working inside the building. A temporary opening within the existing wall was created in order to accommodate excavating equipment. Other challenges C.E. Floyd encountered include extensive underpinning at the Ferguson Building and a neighboring building, elimination of project phasing to generate savings and accelerate the schedule and installation of an earth retention system with retaining wall footings 21 feet below an existing dormitory and 10 feet away.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.

Special 10 Year Anniversary Edition, 2007


High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents MCAM

Mason Contractors Association of Massachusetts


ments." open to welcome visitors from every he Mason Contractors Jim Schmidlein, vice Boston neighborhood and from around the Association of Mass. has president of Architectural world. Built in the tradition of the world’s long been known for its Paving & Stone, is the current greatest urban parks, the Greenway will dedication to quality, excelpresident of the association. be a center of life for years to come. “We lence, and professionalism in Schmidlein says, “The associ- look forward to the Fan Pier and Seaport all aspects of the masonry ation offers a wealth of servic- District work as the next exciting area of industry. For over 40 years, the es to architects, engineers, development,” adds Schmidlein. These association has established and general contractors, develop- projects are just one example of the many maintained a high standard of business ethics within the union James Schmidlein, ers, and building owners. The highly visible jobs that have been comassociation can guide you pleted by MCAM contractor members. masonry industry. president MCAM through the planning process MCAM works closely with the Today, the association has grown to include a large group of union and the various development stages of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers to mason contractors, masonry suppliers, your project often recommending cost attain common goals. Chuck Raso, presiand distributors. The officers include cutting and time-saving techniques. We dent/secretary-treasurer of the Bricklayers President Jim Schmidlein of Architectural can also readily supply the manpower you & Allied Craftworkers Local 3, Eastern Paving & Stone; Vice President Tom need for the job. We recently agreed to a Mass., adds, "The Mason Contractors McCormick of Empire Masonry; and new five-year contract with the Association is a group of some of the Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Folan III of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, which finest, most reputable mason contractors strengthens the stability of the workforce in the area. We work closely with them to Folan Waterproofing & Construction. Donna Jewell is the executive direc- and guarantees a sufficient supply of man- ensure that all the craftworkers that they power. We continue to foster a very close employ are fully trained in all aspects of tor. relationship with the masonry construction. We put each new Over the last several years, MCAM working apprentice through a rigorous 5,000 hour has greatly expanded its programs and Bricklayers.” Architectural Paving & Stone has training program before they can advance services. recently completed three Central to the level of journeyman with these conMCAM is the ideal resource partner for masonry design and construction needs. They can offer the latest in materials and procedures, product knowledge, technical assistance, code updates, industry updates, and industry networking. One of their newest services is working directly with architects, engineers, and building owners to help them compare the costs of masonry construction to other wall systems while projects are still in the design stage. MCAM can also assist at this stage by providing cost saving suggestions. Walter Zaverucha, president of Commercial Masonry and an MCAM board member says, "I have been in business for 20 years and have been a member of the Mason Contractors Association for most of that time. This new service is terrific. I have found a great deal of satisfaction in working with building owners and architects to help them find ways to reduce their conChinatown Park within the Rose Kennedy Greenway struction costs. We are happy to take a set of drawings and provide cost-saving ideas through simple Artery/Tunnel hardscape projects that are tractors. Where else can you find that type changes that save money but don't change very visible in the Rose Fitzgerald of intensive training? The commitment to the overall design. Quite often a simple Kennedy Greenway. This includes the high quality craftsmanship is second to change that we can recommend can save Chinatown and Wharf District parks as none. MCAM contractors and union craftthe building owner a considerable amount well as the extensive sidewalks that run workers bring their sharply honed skills to of money. We can do this because we, as along the surface roads connecting the every segment of the masonry trade. This union mason contractors, stay current parks throughout the project. Schmidlein includes bricklayers, stone and marble with the latest product and construction says, “We are proud to be part of the masons, masonry restoration specialists methods. This is our job; we do it every important, highly visible final stages of and waterproofers, tile layers and finishday. The association has also provided a this historic project.” As part of the proj- ers, mosaic and terrazzo workers, and lot of training to businesses in this indus- ect, in the coming months, a magnificent, cement masons and plasterers. The group try and helps keep everyone up to date on tree-lined boulevard will open in the heart dedicates itself to quality, integrity, and the latest codes and industry develop- of Boston and the three new parks will professionalism. Without a doubt, they are

the best choice for all your masonry construction needs." Tom McCormick, vice president of MCAM and vice president of Empire Masonry, offers additional insight on the masonry industry. “We at Empire Masonry Corp. are happy to be included in the 10th anniversary issue of High Profile-Monthly. As a masonry contracting company doing business in Massachusetts for 33 years, we are proud and grateful for our affiliation with the Mass Bricklayers’ and Laborers’ Unions and our strong affiliation with the Mason Contractors Association of Mass. With skilled workers, a dedicated management team and strong industry ties, we have completed numerous successful projects in both the public and private sectors in the areas of education facilities, housing, health care and retail, to name a few. MCAM works hard to maintain quality, integrity, and professionalism within the industry and we look forward to being part of that effort for many years to come,” says Tom. The association’s services are available for every type of commercial masonry project. “We welcome the opportunity to work with both the public and private sectors of the market to bring them the highquality masonry craftsmanship that their projects deserve” says Donna Jewell, executive director. “It is our mission to work closely with architects, engineers, general contractors, building owners, and developers to help them get their projects off the ground with union masonry. By working together with them we know we can bring them the best results. When considering a variety of building materials, we can show you how favorably union masonry compares to other methods of construction. Just give us a call.” In addition to the officers of the association listed above, board members include Bill McConnell, Architectural Paving & Stone; Tracey Topalis, Capital Masonry; David Carter, Chapman Waterproofing; Walter Zaverucha, Commercial Masonry; Bob Tenaglia, D.J. Construction; Tom McCormick, Empire Masonry; Pat Folan, Jr., Folan Waterproofing; George Prunier, G.N. Prunier & Sons; Steve Grande, Grande Masonry; Greg Laurila, M-Fal Masonry; Bob Asmar, Phoenix Bay State; Gregory Salvucci, Salvucci Masonry; and Michael Mace, Stronghold Masonry. For additional information, visit the association’s website at www.

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Building In Massachusetts? Start with MCAM The Mason Contractors Association of Massachusetts is a group of some of the area’s most respected and qualified Union Mason Contractors and masonry suppliers. The group dedicates itself to quality, excellence, and professionalism in all segments of the masonry industry. MCAM members are proficient in all aspects of masonry construction. The Association has a wealth of information available to architects, engineers, general contractors and property owners for their use in all phases of masonry.

In the design and engineering stage The Association can provide suggestions for money saving design and construction techniques. MCAM can show you how masonry is extremely cost-effective and an ideal alternative to other methods of construction. There is a masonry product for every budget.

When beginning to plan a project, it is very beneficial to bring an MCAM Mason Contractor on as a team member in the very early stages of the planning process. The mason contractor can assist you in developing a cost effective design & installation. This upfront planning can provide long term benefits in cost savings, time, and overall efficiency.

For the construction phase The Association can put you in touch with an MCAM Mason Contractor that will complete your projects with the highest quality standards in the industry. MCAM contractors employ only expertly trained, highly skilled union craftsworkers. The training they receive is second to none.

Call: 508-697-1120 • Fax: 508-697-2680 •

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A Dynamic Decade for the Construction Industry By Blasdel Reardon The other day as I rode a commuter boat across Boston Harbor, my eyes turned to the federal courthouse, with its red brick archways and sloping glass wall. It’s been nearly nine years since construction was completed, long enough to judge the $168 million project a success. It has not only opened up the administration of justice to public view, but also revitalized a defunct waterfront area with housing, hotels, offices, and recreational facilities. As we sped by Fan Pier and the new Institute of Contemporary Art, I found myself reflecting on how the building construction industry (both public and private) in New England has also changed over the last decade— much of it for the better. I’ve been in construction, in one capacity or another, for 47 years. I started working for a large industrial owner, then as a specialty subcontractor, and for the past seven years as an advocate for the amicable prevention and resolution of construction disputes, primarily as a mediator. Along the way, I also served as president of the Massachusetts Building Congress. Looking back, I’m struck by how much—and how little— has changed in the industry over the last nine or 10 years. Together with a colleague, Roland

Kluver, I’ve distilled these observations. Vision: As evidenced by the courthouse project, we pay much greater consideration to questions about sprawl, Reardon infrastructure, user experience, long-term appearance, and construction quality. Metropolitan planning approaches, peer reviews, user focus groups, neighborhood influences and impacts, and more stringent building codes are all having a positive influence on what we build, as well as where, why, and how. Relationships: I see much greater reliance on working with known entities, especially among developers, owners, designers, contractors, and related stakeholders. While money is still king, we pay more scrutiny to experience, past performance, and craftsmanship. I see more private projects taking a construction team approach that builds on past relationships. But there’s a downside, too, as general contractors shy away from performing trade work. Fixated on customer relationships, they leave the actual construction details and

methods to subcontractor specialists, who, though increasingly indispensable, are rarely compensated in a timely manner. Sustainability: The environmental impact of new construction was a hot topic 10 years ago, but it’s even hotter today. Builders are (or should be) thinking harder about where and how to locate new structures; what their impact on existing conditions will be; exactly what materials to acquire and use; and how the new facility will perform over the long term, in terms of both energy consumption and personal comfort of its users. Smart developers, owners, and contractors are embracing green and LEED construction methods and objectives, thanks to the foresight of the architectural community. However, sometimes the specification of materials goes way too far. Sourcing: With the decline of American manufacturing and the outsourcing of product source or assembly, lead times for building materials are increasing. At the same time, volatile world conditions bring uncertainty to delivery dates. And the transportation need to obtain such remote materials (whether from within the United States and Canada or from overseas) runs counter to LEED objectives. This trend has exploded over the past 10 years, and

I don’t see it abating. Personnel: The U.S. population is projected to grow by 100 million people (a 33 percent increase) over the next 30 years. They’ll need to live and work somewhere, yet there seems to be a relative decline in the number of engineering, staff, and trade personnel in the building construction industry. The Massachusetts Building Congress addressed this trend at a luncheon last year with a discussion about talent shortages. The likely causes include industry image, lack of role models, lack of governmental and industry leadership, and competing careers that are considered more glamorous. In any case, we’re headed for trouble at a time when our nation needs more construction, more professionals to conceive and lead it, more employment in good jobs, and more opportunities in quasi-professional and administrative positions—all of which the building construction industry could provide. Technology: Computing, automation, and other technological changes affect every industry, but the impact on building construction has been less pronounced. With so many projects unique in design and functional performance requirements, robotics will never revo-

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents The Marr Companies



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Temporary Heating / Thawing Modular Forms Steel & Aluminum Shoring

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents The Marr Companies

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Dan Marr, David Marr, Bob Marr, Jeff Marr and Steve Marr

The Marr Companies has been operating for110 years, since Daniel Marr founded the steel erection company in 1898. Over the century that has followed, many major achievements have taken place at Marr. While still true to its steel erection roots, the business has grown over 5 generations and is in fact 5 distinct companies: Daniel Marr & Son Company, a steel erection and rigging firm; Marr Equipment Corporation, providing heavy equipment such as cranes and construction elevators; Marr Scaffolding Company, providing scaffold, aerial work platforms, shoring and forming products and bleachers and grandstands; Marr Rigging Company, providing rigging services as well as trucking and warehousing and Isaac Blair & Co., Inc., providing specialty shoring services. The company has participated in the erection and construction of thousands of noteworthy projects in and around Boston and has worked hard to stay at the forefront of technology to provide a range of state-of-the-art product lines and innovative services. With a wealth of experience to draw from, The Marr Companies continue to supply a broad customer base and enjoy a track record of excellence in client service. Strategically, the company is committed to a program of continuous improvement to maximize productivity and overall effectiveness as a service provider. Marr’s sales force strives to meet and exceed customer expectations, continually working to expand the quality of these relationships. As a business, Marr has thrived despite historical cycles of business and the many cultural challenges of the past century. As a provider of vital construction services to a very robust and competitive construction market, it is incumbent upon The Marr Companies to provide the most effective results while emphasizing the safest work environment. Marr is well positioned to continue to meet the challenges of any unique condition offered up in the course of a construction project. We are ready to give110%! Clockwise from top: Scaffolding, Dunkin Donuts Center; Potain HDT 80, Harvard University; Specialty Shoring, Boott Mills; Aerial Lifts, Fenway Park; Ulma formworks, Greensboro; Steel Erection, Boston University’s Student Village.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents United Steel

The Road to Success: A Look at Southern NE's Largest Structural Steel Co.


ast Hartford, CT - United Steel was founded in 1974 as East Hartford Welding by Kenneth F. Corneau, still it’s president. Through continuous growth, he has led the company to its strong market position today as the largest fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in southern New England. "We provide both fabricating and erecting because it uniquely ensures close coordination and outstanding value for our clients," says Corneau. "Combined with our 100,000 sf automated fabrication facility dedicated to structural steel and miscellaneous metals, our cost, quality, and on-time delivery are the most competitive in the industry. "Our experienced staff of estimators, engineers, and detailers thoroughly analyze and coordinate your project to prepare it for fabrication using state-ofthe-art technology. In the field, our experienced ironworkers and crane operators have an unmatched reputation for skill and safety. We also streamline projects by empowering our project managers to make project decisions. "While we have the skill, equipment, and facilities to meet virtually any need, it is our hands-on approach that gets projects done smoothly and achieves goals for cost, quality, and on-time delivery. United Steel has the strengths to support whatever it takes to get your projects done. "One of our most recent projects now underway is the Blue Back Square project in West Hartford, Conn. This high-end retail complex is 415,600 sf in size and includes three retail buildings, a library and two parking garages. On one building, the face of the existing facade was kept for historical purposes." The contractor is Turner Construction Company. The design team consists of Desman Associates as

Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant

Blue Back Square (currently underway) the architect and WSP Cantor Seinuk as the Engineer. The project requires 2,600 tons of steel. Other hallmark projects include the Burr Street Elementary School, an ABC 2006 Excellence in Construction Award Winner, and the Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant.

Unique features of the Burr Street School project include architecturally exposed atrium openings with curved beams detailed with 3-D software at United Steel. The contractor is Turner Construction and the architect is Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The engineer is

DiBlasi Associates. The Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant project features a "reverse tear drop" appearance. Elaborate miscellaneous metals consist of gratings, stairs, and stainless steel railings as well as complex structures rolled with HSS framing. The contractor is C. H. Nickerson and architect is Steve Holl Architects with engineer Tighe & Bond. As can be seen by the projects highlighted here, United Steel excels at turning challenges into successes. “A company is only as good as the people who work there,” says Arthur Martin, C.O.O. “We have something better than just good employees—we have great employees!” Because United Steel considers its employees its greatest asset, they are passionate about the safety of their employees. Pioneering advances in safety, it was the first steel company in the region, and still the only one, to hire a full-time safety director. The commitment to safety spans from the ownership and management to every employee. Safety is a critical part of the culture at United Steel so it is not surprising that they have won many safety awards: The Hartford—Award of Merit 2006 (for integrated loss control); ABC—Safety, Training, & Evaluation Process (STEP) Award, Platinum level in 2007, 2006, & 2005; and the STEP Award, Gold level in 2004. Even greater than winning awards, United Steel’s emphasis on safety has caused a significant reduction in injuries to the employees it values so much. It is proud to say that its miscellaneous metals, field crews, and structural fabrication shops have all achieved over 400 days without a lost time injury. United Steel’s safety mission: "Let's end each day where it started—safe at home."

Burr Street Elementary School while under construction

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Dimeo Construction Company

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Dimeo Construction Company

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents N.B. Kenney

N.B. Kenney Co., Inc. - Experience Makes a Difference


ounded in 1970 by now CEO Norman Kenney, N.B. Kenney Company, Inc. has distinguished themselves as a top performer in the fast paced ever changing union mechanical contracting marketplace. Specializing in challenging, complex, and fast track projects, the work of N.B. Kenney Company, Inc. can be found in some the leading schools, universities, government and municipal buildings, hospitals, laboratories, and housing projects in the Northeast. Now in its second generation, N.B. Kenney Company's direction is led by President Steven Kenney, who along with Vice President of Operations Robert Nims, controls the day to day operations. The firm, which was originally, located in Boxboro, Mass. has recently relocated its operations to a new 50,000 sf facility in Devens, Mass. N.B. Kenney Company includes a staff of 30 at its corporate office along with 150 field employees. " The new facility boasts state of the art estimating and 3-D CAD engineering departments along with a large pre-fabrication shop that has not only increased quality and productivity but also insures just in time delivery for those fast track projects. Our estimating department can handle all type of projects from conceptual to plan and spec. and has full pre-construction capabilities,” said Kenney. "Our goal is to be able to complete-

ly plan out each project from beginning to end in house before ever stepping on site. It is this meticulous attention to detail that allows us to maintain our quality and safety at the highest level possible."

N.B. Kenney Company's on-going and recently completed work includes the following Massachusetts projects • The New Westin Waterfront Hotel – Boston • The Liberty Hotel – Boston • The Nouvelle Residences at The Natick Mall – Natick • New MIT Graduate Student Housing – Cambridge • New Lakeside Expansion at the UMASS Memorial Hospital – Worcester • The Renovations to the McCormack Post Office/ Federal Courthouse – Boston • New Plymouth Trial Court - Plymouth • Bristol Meyers Squibb - New Manufacturing Facility – Devens • Evergreen Solar - New Manufacturing Facility – Devens • Patriot Place – Foxboro

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents N.B. Kenney Company

N.B. Kenney Company — Your Pipeline to Quality Since 1970

When evaluating a mechanical contractor, don’t overlook a critical spec:

E X P E R I E N C E!


ll mechanical contractors say they can do the job. But at NB Kenney we’ve proven ourselves for more than thirty years. From hospitals, laboratories and schools, to government buildings, municipal buildings and housing projects we can handle the most challenging and complex systems. We invite you to review our success stories

and see that we know how to get a project done on time and on budget. You’ll find that our work meets the most rigorous standards of excellence. If you want uncompromising quality, meticulous attention to detail, and the know-how to get it done right, depend on our experience for your next project.

N.B. KENNEY COMPANY INC. Mechanical Contractors 68 Barnum Road Devens, MA 01434

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents The Welch Corporation

Clients First: How the Welch Corporation Has Served the Industry and Community for Generations By Travis J. Carter Shortly after WWII, Albert “Doc” Welch and his two sons started a construction business. Times were hard, but the business became a success by earning a reputation for its competence and attention to client needs. Now, 60 years later, the grandsons of Doc Welch, led by Albert Welch, III, David, Jim, John, and Thomas, continue the tradition of client service that was established generations ago. The Welch Corp. has made its home in Brighton, Mass. since the 1950s. Welch offers site work services, including excavation, grading, site work, utilities, soil remediation, landfill construction, and paving. Welch also has diversified into construction equipment rentals. The company’s most recent project list reads like a “who’s who” of Boston real estate development. Welch has been involved in projects like the Stata Center at MIT, Children’s Hospital in Boston, Pleasant Street Development in Cambridge, Logan Airport, Caritas Norwood Hospital, and Boston University Life & Science Building, just to name a few. History in the Making It was a determined Doc Welch who, trained as a veterinarian, attempted a better life in the construction industry. Starting small with his two sons and only a dozen employees, Welch worked on individual local projects, such as houses and drive-

Family ties: (L-R) Johnny, Jimmy, David, Albert, Tommy, all third generation Welch family members together at a 2001 local benefit. ways. In the early 1960s, with the help and guidance of close family friend Cardinal Richard Cushing, Welch decided to incorporate and unionize his business. He quickly noticed positive results. Welch was able to grow his company and help the community by taking on large projects, such as hospitals, libraries, schools, and even some churches. “This company has a rich and storied history,” says Richard Walsh of Walsh Brothers Inc. “Welch is one of those companies that has made significant, long-term contributions to many communities by being a part of some of their most important construction projects.” Walsh explains that his company also dates back several generations. Walsh Brothers and Welch Corporation have worked together through the years on some of the area’s most important projects. The long-term relationship has given Walsh and

his family a unique vantage point as Welch Corp. continued to grow and expand. “From what we’ve seen, even early on what made Welch special was that the company always worked hard at relationships,” Walsh says. “They’ve had a special bond with companies like ours, and also with the many projects on which they’ve worked.” In the late 1960s, Welch secured one of the largest site work projects at the time, Plymouth Power Plant. This project turned out to be a three year, multi-phase project. Because of the size and success of this project, the company was able to expand, handling multiple jobs and increasing in size fivefold. Family Matters You can definitely call the Welch Corp. a family business. Just like when it began, the company continues to be run by Welch family members today.

Welch employs 120 people and has an extended network of successful business relationships. The company maintains a long list of clients with whom they have worked for many years. Companies such as Suffolk Construction, Turner Construction Company, Walsh Brothers, Payton Construction, Spaulding & Slye, and Bond Brothers, Inc. have all been long-time members of the Welch circle. “You can ask anyone in our business,” says Walsh. “Welch has a reputation in our industry as being one of the best. That is because the company is guided today by the same principles upon which it was founded.” The Welch Corp. is a member of the Building Trades Employer Association and The Massachusetts Building Congress. The company is affiliated with the Albert J. Welch Equipment Corp., which owns and operates approximately 95 pieces of heavy equipment and support vehicles. Welch Corp. employs a full time maintenance staff and manages a safety department to ensure safe and efficient equipment operations. “We are committed to every facet of the industry,” says Albert Welch. “This includes supporting industry associations, and constantly working to enhance our business so it runs as smoothly as possible for the clients we serve. “Something tells me that’s exactly how our grandfather envisioned this company moving forward.”

Your Single-Source for...Excavation • Site Work Landfill Closures • Soil Remediation • Utility Construction

35 Electric Ave., Brighton, MA 02135 • P.O.Box 35215 • Brighton, MA 02135 E-mail: Phone: 617-254-7550 • Fax: 617-254-0238 • Estimating Fax: 617-783-2072 Current Projects Include: Bovis Lend Lease – AstraZeneca, Waltham City of Attleboro – Pond Street Landfill, Attleboro Columbia Construction Co. – 16 Miner Street, Boston John Moriarty & Associates – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Jones Lang LaSalle – Northpoint, Cambridge LNR/Tishman Construction – Shea Memorial Drive, South Weymouth Naval Air Station Shawmut Construction – Apple Computer Shawmut Construction – Malkin Center, Cam bridge Skanska USA Building – Harvard Law School Enabling, Cambridge Suffolk Construction – 110 Westminster, Providence RI Suffolk Construction – Cambridge Residence, Cambridge

Suffolk Construction – E.D.I.C. Parking, Boston Suffolk Construction – Long Island Day Camp, Boston Trevi Icos – Hasty Pudding, Boston Turner Construction – Harborview, Boston Turner Construction – Harvard Lise, Cambridge Turner Construction – Mass General Hospital, Boston Turner Construction – RISD Memorial Hall, Providence RI Turner Construction – WGBH Headquarters, Brighton Walsh Brothers – Lahey Clinic, Burlington Walsh Brothers – Lahey/Garage, Burlington Walsh Brothers – M.I.T. Sloan School, Cambridge Walsh Brothers – Newport Grand Casino, Newport, RI Walsh Brothers – St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton Walsh Brothers – Woman & Infant Hospital, Providence, RI

Find out how you can start laying the groundwork for the future success of your next project - call The Welch Corp. at 617-254-7550

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Massachusetts Building Congress

Massachusetts Building Congress Delivers Programs for a New Era of Collaboration in Design and Construction


leading clients and experts • Education panels on timely A/E/C business topics • The MBC Hall of Fame • An annual golf tournament at the Salem Country Club • Congress Unplugged evening networking events Recent speakers have included John Drew of The Drew Companies, Dr. Charles Thornton of The ACE Mentor Program, Chris Gordon from the Harvard Allston Development Initiative, John Hynes of Gale International, Commissioner David Perini of DCAM and Governor Deval Patrick. According to MBC president Swing into the Season: Golfing in December! MBC Holiday Michael Reilly, the Social, Dec. 5, 5:30p.m. Indoor golf, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres. Network with your colleagues around a 9-hole indoor mix of people participating is what makes putting course. he Massachusetts Building Congress brings together decision makers from all corners of the $27 billion design and building industry in Massachusetts. Established in 1921, the Congress provides business and networking forums including: • Monthly breakfast programs with

Congress Unplugged events draw A/E/C professionals for networking the Congress stand out. "If you've attended one of our Congress Unplugged networking nights, you already have of good idea of what we are about," Reilly said. MBC programs include architects, construction managers, professional service providers, clients, subcontractors, industry associations, engineers and labor unions gathering together to socialize and help one another succeed. One such event – Golfing in

December – is coming up on the evening of Dec. 5 at the Park Plaza Hotel. A ninehole indoor putting course will be constructed in and around the party site. A 50foot putting green will challenge the tournament types, while foursomes will walk the course to compete for lowest score. Some of the proceeds from this holiday social will be donated to the ACE Mentor program. Hole sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis.

The Massachusetts Building Congress congratulates all the employees, business partners and clients of our four newly inducted Hall of Fame companies: Partners Healthcare Symmes Maini & McKee Associates Walsh Brothers The Marr Companies These four Hall of Fame inductees were nominated by MBC members and selected by an awards jury of industry professionals. MBC members include architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, owners/clients, professional service providers, labor unions, and professional/trade associations within the $27 billion Massachusetts building industry.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Angelini Plastering

Angelini Plastering Covers New England


o. Reading, MA—Angelini Plastering, Inc., was founded in 1932 as a small residential plastering contractor. It has grown over the last 70 years to be one of New England’s premier drywall framing, wood framing and plastering contractors. The company recently introduced a new polished plaster line. It has been owned and operated since 1981 by Scott and Jodi Angelini as a women’s business enterprise and has made great strides in ensuring the highest quality of work in meeting the particular needs of its customers. Most recently, Angelini Plastering completed work at the The Cheesecake

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Factory in Braintree as well as the North Shore Bank in Peabody and celebrated the opening of both the Peabody and Natick Cheesecake Factories which opened in early October. Angelini Plastering overcame every challenge to meet a fast track detailed project within a five-week schedule at the Braintree site and followed the same course to meet all of the requirements of a detailed timeline schedule on the Natick and Peabody projects. The full scope of the work includes framing, drywall lathe & plaster, interior GFRG, exterior fiber glass molding, and figurines. The company prides itself on meeting the demands of its contractor customers while maintaining the highest level of quality work. It has the leadership, manpower, and the dedication of its employees to meet all challenges on-time and within budgeted scopes. Angelini Plastering, Inc., is currently working on projects in the Cambridge area at Harvard University and Harvard Law School as well as at the War Memorial Field House at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

Highlighted jobs for 2007 include work for Shawmut Design and Construction at The Cheesecake Factory in Braintree, Natick and Peabody. These challenging fast tracked projects demanded enormous detailed elements; however, with the leadership and manpower of the dedicated employees, Angelini was able to meet these challenges on time and within budgeted scopes.

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Angelini Plastering, Inc.


e understand what it takes to complete projects of any scale and size, on time and under challenging budgets, while maintaining the highest quality of work. Our award winning project management staff has extensive experience in large scale, high profile projects, and is capable of performing all duties necessary to ensure the project's success. We strive for perfection and our reputation states our mission:

"We autograph our work with excellence"

Our Affiliations Include: • Local #534 Boston Plasterers Union • United Brotherhood Carpenters Union • Associated Subcontractors of America • Building Trades Employer's Association • Small Business Service Bureau, Inc *DCAM Certified contractor. Angelini Plastering, Inc. 305 Main Street, North Reading, MA 01864 Phone: (978) 664-3836 • Fax: (978) 664-0771 • For inquiries, email us at

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents NECA

National Electrical Contractors Association

International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers

Electrical Contractors Association of Greater Boston, Inc. • 106 River Street, West Newton, MA • 1-877-NECA-IBEW (632-2423) •

NECA Greater Boston Chapter – Actively Supporting Issues That Fairly and Positively Impact The Electrical Industry. WEST NEWTON, MA – The Boston Chapter of NECA represents the interests of its members nationally through its support of the Electrical Contracting Political Action Committee (ECPAC), and locally through its active involvement in legislative and regulatory issues. NECA endorses legislation which advances the legitimate interests of the employer or its employees and opposes legislation which seeks to impose unfair restrictions upon the employer or its employees, or which seeks to impose undue and

harmful burdens on the industry. Subcontractor Rights The Chapter supports the Massachusetts Public Filed Subbid Law and supports legislative efforts to eliminate pay-if-paid clauses and “no damages for delay” provisions. The Chapter opposes legislation that would undermine the Filed Subbid law or subcontractor lien rights. Telecommunications Licensing The Chapter has long supported the licensing of electrical and security professionals to protect consumers from dangerous and unethical work

practices, and supports the extension of similar regulation to the telecommunication industry. The Chapter supports legislation that would establish professional standards for those that design, install, and service telecommunications systems and require that all who practice in the trade be adequately trained and licensed. Utility Deregulation The Chapter is a founding member of the Massachusetts Alliance for Fair Contracting. The Alliance opposes the practice of cross-subsidization,

whereby utility companies, or the holding companies that own them, use resources obtained through regulated utility rates to enable their contracting subsidiaries to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace over electrical contractors. The Chapter also maintains that all firms engaged in the business of electrical contracting should operate under uniform industry standards that ensure fair and open competition. Electrical utilities and contractors alike have a responsibility to their customers and the public-at-

large to maintain a high level of quality, ensure effective electrical safety, and provide a high degree of electrical system reliability in the installations they provide. NECA believes that uniform standards like the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Installation Standards should be adopted for their appropriate applications by all firms engaged in electrical contracting. NECA will oppose efforts to lower the standards that protect the public and that demand a high level of quality and reliability.

NECA Boston Chapter – Setting the Standard in Electrical and Telecom Training, Boston Selected at NECA-IBEW Regional Training Center DORCHESTER, MA – Together with the Greater Boston Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC), NECA and IBEW Local 103 run Greater Boston’s premier training program in electrical construction and telecommunications. It is one of the highest rated apprenticeship training programs in the country. Over the course of the fiveyear Boston JATC Electrical

Construction program, apprentices undergo 10,000 hours of field training in the field with experienced journeymen electricians plus 1,000 hours of trade-related classroom instruction that results in competency and the pride necessary for true craftsmanship. The four-year telecommunications training program is similarly rigorous, as apprentices receive 8,000 hours in the field and 800

hours in the classroom. As evidenced by our Chapter’s Foreman Training/Electrical Project Supervision program, comprehensive Management Training through NECA’s Management Education Institute, and Safety Training programs, the Boston Chapter of NECA’s commitment to the future of the electrical construction industry is unparalleled. In 2007, Boston was selected by

the National JATC to be a NECAIBEW Regional Training Center. As a Regional Center, journeyman electricians and telecommunication technicians throughout New England received high-tech upgrades in computer technology, fiber optic and photovoltaic systems, copper structured cabling, automated traffic monitoring and flow-control systems, and life safety and alarm systems. The designation as a Regional

Training Center recognizes our ability to provide upgrade training on cutting-edge technologies – training that is not available anywhere else. A leader in all facets of electrical training, including solar and wind energy installations, the NECAIBEW team is dedicated to provide Eastern New England with the most highly trained, professional electricians and technicians in the industry.

2007 Boston Chapter N ECA Member Contractors BOSTON DIVISION Aetna Fire Alarm Service Co., Inc. Dorchester, MA Tel 617-282-3888 All-Pro Electric, Inc. Bradford, MA Tel 978-469-0100 Ando Electrical Contractors N. Andover, MA Tel 978-683-3385 Averill Electric Holbrook, MA Tel 781-963-3698 Bennett Electrical, Inc. Quincy, MA Tel 617-471-8000 Bent Electrical Contractors, Inc. Somerville, MA Tel 617-628-0831 Boston Lightning Rod Co., Inc. Dedham, MA Tel 781-326-2807 E.S. Boulos, Inc. Westbrook, ME Tel 207-464-3706 Brava Elec. & Network Integration Inc. Brockton, MA Tel 508-584-6800 Broadway Electric Co., Inc. Boston, MA Tel 617-288-7900 Cablenet Systems, Inc. Peabody, MA Tel 978-535-6951 City Lights Electrical Co., Inc. Canton, MA Tel 617-822-3300 Coghlin Electrical Contractors Worcester, MA Tel 508-793-0300 Compass Electrical Construction Carlisle, MA Tel 978-341-0029 L.K. Comstock & Co., Inc. White Plains, NY Tel 914-323-3000 Croce Electric Co., Inc. Woburn, MA Tel 781-933-3606 Cruz Electric, Inc. Woburn, MA Tel 781-569-6400 T.J. Cunningham, Inc. Boston, MA Tel 617-268-5215 Dagle Electrical Constr. Corp. Melrose, MA Tel 800-379-1459

David’s Electrical Service, Inc. Plymouth, MA Tel 508-224-0900 Design Wiring Tewksbury, MA Tel 978-851-2678 Driscoll Light & Power, Inc. Everett, MA Tel 617-394-9922 Envision Services Corporation Burlington, MA Tel 781-222-1010 Exhibitions Electrical Co., Inc. Boston, MA Tel 617-439-5425 Fischbach & Moore Electric, Inc. S. Boston, MA Tel 617-268-7300 Fisher & George Electrical Co. Beverly, MA Tel 978-922-0675 Gaston Electrical Co., Inc. Canton, MA Tel 781-821-3939 Hamilton Electric Co., Inc. Wilmington, MA Tel 617-330-9700 Herbert A. Holder, Co., Inc. Weymouth, MA Tel 781-340-7229 Infowires Contracting LLC Rockland, MA Tel 781-982-1984 Integra Network Services, LLC Milford, MA 01757 Tel 508-482-5510 Intelligent Systems & Controls Boston, MA Tel 617-506-6066 J. & M. Brown Co., Inc. Jamaica Plain, MA Tel 617-522-6800 J.M. Electrical Co., Inc. Lynnfield, MA Tel 781-581-3328 Joy Electric Company, Inc. Quincy, MA Tel 617-471-9000 K.C. Electric Company, Inc. Salem, NH Tel 603-894-5992 R.J. Koning Electric, Inc. Concord, MA Tel 781-259-9587 Landerholm Electric Brockton, MA Tel 508-580-4645 Lan-Tel Communications, Inc. Norwood, MA Tel 781-551-8599

Lighthouse Electrical Contracting, Inc. Pembroke, MA Tel 781-293-7948 Lynnwell Associates, Inc. Boston, MA Tel 617-261-2400 Maiuri Electrical Corp. Danvers, MA Tel 978-777-7786 Mass Bay Electrical Corp. E. Boston, MA Tel 617-567-2001 Mass Electric Construction Co., Inc. Boston, MA Tel 617-254-1015 Mass Electrical Apparatus Service E. Boston, MA Tel 617-567-2001 McPhee Electric Ltd, LLC Medford, MA Tel 781-393-7999 A. Murphy, Inc. Hanover, MA Tel 781-826-0222 Netversant New England, Inc. Boston, MA Tel 617-747-7400 Norfolk Electric, Inc. Quincy, MA Tel 617-837-3700 Nu-Court Electrical Constr. Co., Inc. Braintree, MA Tel 781-843-1406 Ostrow Electric Company, Inc. Worcester, MA Tel 508-754-2641 Paramount Electric Corp. Lexington, MA Tel 781-652-8045 John A. Penney Co., Inc. Cambridge, MA Tel 617-547-7744 George Phelps Electric, Inc. Boston, MA Tel 617-542-4990 Physicalayers, Inc. Melrose, MA Tel 781-662-1997 Power Line Contractors, Inc. Woburn, MA Tel 781-944-9077 Richard W. Reid Electric Co., Inc. Billerica, MA Tel 978-528-7990 Ross Electrical Co. Stoughton, MA Tel 781-344-3885 Rotman Electrical Company, Inc. Braintree, MA Tel 781-767-5560

E.G. Sawyer, Co., Inc. Weymouth, MA Tel 781-340-1400 Seaboard Systems Company Hingham, MA Tel 781-740-8111 State Electric Corp. Woburn, MA Tel 781-933-5255 Stateline Power & Safety Salem, NH Tel 603-894-0004 Suffolk Electric Co., Inc. West Newton, MA Tel 617-964-4455 Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies Boston, MA Tel 617-474-0500 T&T Electrical Contractors, Inc. Everett, MA Tel 617-381-0500 Tri-State Signal, Inc. Chelsea, MA Tel 617-889-0606 U.S. Electric & Telecom, Inc. Hopkinton, MA Tel 508-881-2288 Whelan & Denehy, Inc. Canton, MA Tel 781-828-3881 J.F. White Electrical Framingham, MA Tel 508-879-4700 Wingate Electric Corporation Belmont, MA Tel 617-484-3439

NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION Ayer Electric LLC Dover, NH Tel 603-868-6446 E.S. Boulos, Inc. Westbrook, ME Tel 207-464-3706 Cassidy Electric Company Hooksett, NH Tel 603-669-7500 Catamount Electric & Alarm Pittsfield, NH Tel 603-435-8980 Jenkins Electric, Inc. Rochester, NH Tel 603-817-8318 M & D Electric, Inc. Rochester, NH Tel 603-330-3833 Scarponi Electric Rochester, NH Tel 603-332-5011

Stalker Electric, Inc. Stratham, NH Tel 603-436-9860 Yates Electric Service, Inc. Durham, NH Tel: 603-868-8295

MAINE DIVISION E.S. Boulos, Inc. Westbrook, ME Tel 207-464-3706 Eastern Electrical Corporation Portland, ME Tel 207-772-6762 Electrical Maint. & Installation Scarborough, ME Tel 207-883-9595 EZ Electrical Services Winthrop, ME Tel 207-441-2466 The Halcyone Corporation Holden, ME Tel 207-992-2096 K.R. Knight Electrical Wells, ME Tel 207-252-2144 Larkin Enterprises, Inc. Bangor, ME Tel 207-990-5417 Maine Automation, Inc. Westbrook, ME Tel 207-727-4666 MO’s Electric Company Lovell, ME Tel 207-928-2347 MLC Electrical Services, LLC New Gloucester, ME Tel 207-926-3908 M & R Electric Portland, ME Tel 207-878-5864 Newcomb Electric Harrison, ME Tel 207- 653-5854 Sanderson Electric Gorham, ME Tel 207-838-7413 Sullivan & Merritt, Inc. Scarborough, ME Tel 207-883-8586 Waugh’s Mountain View Electric, Inc. Rumford, ME Tel 207-364-2700 Welch Electric, Inc. Falmouth, ME Tel 207-878-0078 Wirenuts, Inc. Harpswell, ME Tel 207-833-0025

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents NECA

EASTERN NEW ENGLAND SETS ITS SITES ON QUALITY AND SAFETY IN ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION. NECA sets the standard for excellence in electrical and telecom projects throughout Greater Boston, Maine, and New Hampshire.

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Spangler Center, Harvard Business School

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In the world of construction, quality and safety are critical to every project. Which is why leading architects, general contractors, building owners, and facility managers throughout Eastern New England rely on the skilled union electricians of Local 103 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the professional electrical contractors of the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Electrical

Contractors Association (NECA). For more than a century, IBEW and NECA have literally helped build our region. From our most cherished historical sites and renowned educational institutions, to major transportation projects, leading technology companies, community schools, and libraries, our landmarks shed light on a century of electrical construction unsurpassed in quality.

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Take a close look at just a few of the recently completed projects by Local 103 and NECA Greater Boston Chapter members. It will tell you where to turn for the highest standards in electrical and telecom construction. Rely on the power of quality electrical work. Call 1-877-NECA-IBEW for a complete directory of NECA Greater Boston Chapter Members, or visit us at

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Give Us a Moment to Assist You only the owners and developers, but the people who participate at every level who anniversary issue represent just a portion of benefit most through their association with the support we have received over the past these projects; the design, engineers and 10 years, as well as a glimpse into those at construction management teams of course, the forefront of building in New England. but also the steel fabricator, mechanical, We feel they deserve your attention. plumbing, electrician, roofer, glass, dryOur Story began a short decade ago, wall, floors, painters‌the entire gamut of when Turner Construction agreed to sponsubcontractors available to the owners. sor the cover story on the Completion of At first every issue featured a project the Bose World headquarters. The followthat included business card advertisements ing month Walsh Brothers and Jung with a header identifying the role of those Brennan sponsored the renovations to the working on the project - a great way to Custom House Building, and that was folquickly identify the capabilities of the adverlowed by Beacon Construction (now tiser. An owner considering construction of a Skanska USA) additions to the Aquarium building of similar size and scope could in Boston. These "High-Profile" projects quickly find an entire team from design to set the standard for future issues. completion with a history of success. Building a Niche The association of advertisement We soon discovered that it is not with the story that would be shunned by a non-industryassociated newspaper turned out to be a jackpot for HighProfile Monthly, a trade publication whose job is clearly to promote construction activity. Today every issue has four or five featured projects of various sizes and purposes. Networking A discussion with a conReebok International Ltd. - World Headquarters, struction manager at an MBC Canton, MA - The ambitious 22-month schedule for meeting helped me to redefine this project became a much more difficult challenge the networking capabilities of when six months into the design development the High-Profile Monthly. design changed radically from the original plans. Continued from page 6

One Lincoln Street was the first speculative office building developed in downtown Boston since the late 1980s. Jung/Brannen Associates was the lead architect and Beacon Skanska was the Construction Manager. I was making the point that unlike a building made of concrete, a publication is an immaterial product. It is the abstract values that make it viable. To my surprise the contractor disagreed. He pointed out that a building is an idea, a design, a concept, and it is the execution of the contracts between individuals that make a building, not the steel, brick and glass. This point helped me to better understand the role of High-Profile Monthly and the importance of networking in building the facilities we work in and the skyline we see around us. Internet In 1997 the Internet was just getting going. Less than a quarter of our advertisers had websites. We did not realize initially what became apparent to us after the first year of publishing our site. The collective archiving of the stories and links over the years has made more useful than we imagined.

The new search engines have made it possible for interested parties to find the information without having to go through vast amounts of reading through a complex index system. We invite you not only to discover the people and teams that are building the area's most exciting facilities, but also to join us in future issues to help identify the people and companies whose expertise and resources are available to participate with your team on high profile facilities developments.

The Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences at MIT, Cambridge, MA - Architect Gehry Partners, LLP, Associate architect Cannon Design, Construction Manager Skanska USA Building, Inc. When the building opened in 2004, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Robert Campbell wrote in the Boston Globe that the building is "a work of architecture that embodies serious thinking about how people live and work, and at the same time shouts the joy of invention."

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Coreslab Structures

Coreslab Stuctures - Building a Concrete Future


n 1975 Coreslab Limited entered the precast/prestressed, concrete industry with the purchase of a hollowcore manufacturing operation in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Throughout the late 70s and early 80s this operation evolved into a premier producer of hollowcore slabs and related precast concrete products servicing both Ontario and the North Eastern United States. In 1987, after a partnership restructuring, a newly invigorated Coreslab initiated an expansion strategy that continues to this day. In early 1988, Coreslab purchased its first structural facility in Phoenix, Arizona, followed later that same year by in Austin, Texas. Further growth occurred with purchases in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1990), Miami, Florida (1992), Tampa & Orlando, Florida, and


Atlanta, Georgia (1993), Los A n g e l e s , California (1995) Thomaston, Connecticut (1997), Columbia, South Carolina (1999), and C o n w a y , Arkansas (2000). In 1994, the corporate struc-

State Island Hospital ture was expanded to meet the pace of growth. Coreslab International Inc. was established and corporate headquarters were moved to new offices in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. In 2003 the Burlington, Ontario plant outgrew its original location and the operation was re-located to a new stateof-the-art facility in Dundas, Ontario. December of 2004 provided the company with perhaps it greatest challenge to-date; the purchase of seven operations in the central United States. These

include: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Indianapolis, Indiana; Kansas City, Kansas; Marshall, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; Tulsa, Oklahoma and a second plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Today Coreslab Structures, consisting of 19 precast/prestressed concrete production facilities, stands as a major supplier in the structural, architectural and hollowcore markets in both Canada and the United States. Through selective future growth, Coreslab Structures will continue to better service new and existing markets by restating the fundamental principles that have contributed so much to its success: 1. To provide a safe working environment for its employees. 2. To manufacture a top quality product for the construction industry. 3. To service that product to the utmost satisfaction of the customer.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Poyant Signs

Never Underestimate the Importance of Signage On-premise signage is, literally, the face of your business to retail customers. Poyant Signs’ experience of delivering creative visual imagery since 1938 is why we say, “Trust your company’s good name to ours.” Poyant’s Philosophy •To seek innovative ways to reflect the image of our customers to the community. • To deliver the most dependable, value engineered sign products which have maximum visibility and are safe and economical to operate. • To continue education and training for our employees. • To operate in a way that recognizes the ethical role business plays in the everyday life of our staff, customers and community. Poyant’s Approach Poyant Signs is able to deliver to every customer equal attention to detail on every aspect of the process required to achieve the success for any company’s signage program. From the corporate retail chain with hundreds of locations, to the commercial real estate developer with a new plaza and multiple tenants, to the general contractor with several sign-types that require tight installation deadlines, to the fledgling entrepreneur who needs logo design, Poyant has the flexibility to handle any demand.

Trust your brand to Poyant Signs By teaming account representatives with project managers, Poyant’s clients are partnered with true experts in the signage industry. Each account management team represents a specific region to insure familiarity with the codes that govern the signage allowed. Account management teams are backed by design and estimating departments which evaluate all the criteria involved, incorporate their continuous product knowledge training, and develop the

most appropriate styles and materials needed to best represent the customer brand with durable sign products Once a project is reviewed and approved by the customer, it is guided to a successful completion by each team through the following processes, where applicable: • Constant, personal contact with each customer to keep up to date with continually changing information, expectations, schedules and budgets, • Scheduling and management of site surveys, • Permit research including zoning code/ordinance review and analysis, with special attention to whether variance applications may be necessary. • Landlord approval, including a personal visit by the account representative to ensure that the building owner has a complete understanding and is in harmony with the tenant’s signage plan. • Permitting of approved signage is submitted to the proper governing bodies for each municipality, with approval results varying from immediate verbal indication to a typical two-week review process. • Release of project to the fabrication department, once final designs are completed and signed by customer. All measurements are verified against pre-fabrication surveys to insure manufacturing accuracy. • Quality control checks are done by the project manager on each sign produced before it is released to the installation department. • Installation is scheduled with the cus-

tomer based on predetermined timelines and site availability. Poyant Signs distinguishes itself by being one of the few companies in the industry to maintain a relationship with customers beyond the completion of each project. Account managers reconnect at various times to verify the impact that the new signage has garnered, and select signs are even featured through our radio advertising on WRKO. It is attention to detail during every step of the process, and by each member of the Poyant account management team, which insures that every project – no matter how large or how small – will be executed by the best in the business. For more information contact Geoff Diehl at (508) 995-1777 x140 or via e-mail

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A Dynamic Decade for the Construction Industry Continued from page 17 lutionize construction quite the way it has manufacturing. Yet I see great potential for Building Information Modeling. By making it easier to simulate designs, assess compatibility, and weigh possible changes before or during construction, this emerging technology will soon transform the way we approach building design—just as it did manufacturing, finance, and the process industries. And there is no doubt in my mind that prefabrication of more building components will continue to advance, as will the use of new materials in construction. Permitting: Attitudes toward the permitting, approval, and jurisdictional inspection processes remain negative. Inspectors are still overwhelmed by the volume and variety of what they are asked to permit or approve, owing in part to their own lack of technical building expertise and lack of continuing education funds. Meanwhile, owners, designers, and contractors remain frustrated with the process, with its everchanging array of permitting and approval steps. Oversight: The growing use of private inspection firms by owners is more encouraging. There is no better quality control than to be alerted promptly if workmanship is slipping,

Reardon which is why I’m skeptical of the sons, workplace safety will require even emerging “building commissioning” more vigilance if this downward trend is movement, in which completed projects to continue. earn a pass/fail score. Greater oversight Productivity: I won’t venture an also pays off in the realm of job safety. opinion on trends in worker productiviWith building construction recognized ty, as there are so many variables and so as one of the most dangerous work ven- many ways to measure it in building ues, I’m heartened by the decline in construction. It’s much harder than calworkplace accidents, injuries, and culating man-hours per ton of steel or deaths. However, with the introduction other productivity ratios. of newer, less experienced tradesperRisk Sharing: Most of us have

gravitated to this industry because we like to imagine, design, create, and admire the end product—a legacy we leave humankind. But the legal and financial risks shouldered by owners, designers, contractors, and consultants appear to be growing less commensurate with the rewards of working in building construction. The last decade has brought a downward squeeze on fees and profits, while the threat of litigation seems to be on the upswing. Sadly, the old adage still applies: Every firm, regardless of size, is just one job away from bankruptcy. Dialogue: In the years since the federal courthouse was built and HighProfile Monthly began publication, we’re learning to communicate with one another more effectively. The industry has begun to embrace alternative dispute avoidance and resolution techniques to cope with risk at all levels. These mechanisms are far more desirable than letting others decide our fates at the arbitration table, in the jury room, or in the judges’ chambers—even those within the federal courthouse on Boston Harbor. Blasdel Reardon is a principal and mediator with BostonSolv LLP, a firm specializing in dispute prevention and resolution for the construction industry.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents The Collaborative Engineers

The Collaborative Engineers Have Plans for You


he Collaborative Engineers is a Boston-based studio of 30 plus engineers, working in creative collaboration with architects, owners, developers, facility directors and institutional clients. Founded in 2003 by a group of engineers experienced in design, project management, resource management and in-house facility management, the service philosophy is founded on the benefits of cooperation and teamwork. In taking a collaborative approach, the firm’s engineers prefer to engage with clients from the earliest stages of a project’s design and planning. “By examining alternatives early on, construction costs and operations costs can be reduced, and potential trouble spots eliminated,” says Stephen Hassell PE, the firm’s president. According to Hassell, the company looks for opportunities to provide engineering in ways that are both user friendly and innovative. “We look to understand the big picture the client is facing as step one of the process,” Hassell explains. “Once you have a clear idea of the project goals and possible constraints, the team is better able to innovate. When we can come in with engineering solutions that fit the need, the budget and the expectations of all stakeholders, everyone wins,” he says. The leadership team of The Collaborative Engineers includes four principals, Michael Shea, Robert McAleer, Michael Doyle and Stephen Hassell. The core services of the firm are:

provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for the new Provincetown Art Association and Museum. The project was honored for sustainable design in 2007 with a “Top Ten Green Projects Award” by the American Institute of Architects Children's Hospital, Waltham Mass. Committee on the Architect: Steffian Bradley. Photography: Robert Bensen Environment. • Consulting services - preliminary The Collaborative Engineers also prostudies, facility master planning, building vided sustainable design and LEED design evaluations, new building design, renova- solutions for: tion design, sustainable design and con• Laboratories at the Harvard School struction administration of Public Health Longwood Campus • Mechanical engineering – including • Needham Public Library new conheating, ventilation and air conditioning struction (LEED Silver goal) systems, plumbing, and fire protection sys• Tufts University, 175-bed “Solar tems dorm” residence hall (LEED Silver goal) • Electrical engineering – including • Harvard University Mount Auburn lighting, power systems, standby/emer- Street Redevelopment Project (LEED Silver gency power systems, fire detection and goal) alarm systems • Bentley College, 350-bed residence • Structural engineering – including hall low to mid-rise buildings in steel, concrete • Shady Hill School, new campus or wood, building investigations, renovation expansion (LEED certification goal) and restoration design, support systems for Healthcare Innovations heavy machinery and heavy equipment, and Working with the region’s leading retaining walls healthcare architects and owners, The The firm recently collaborated with Collaborative Engineers are providing engithe Machado and Silvetti Associates to neering design for clinical, surgical, office

and infrastructure facilities. The firm has completed multiple projects at Children’s Hospital, including fast tracked renovations to surgical and radiology suites. University and Campus Facilities The Collaborative Engineers are delivering consulting and M/E/P engineering services for colleges throughout New England. The depth of technical talent, combined with extensive experience in providing campus-wide solutions, has positioned The Collaborative Engineers as a trusted advisor for university architects and for academic end users. Corporate and Industrial Spaces Among the complex environments The Collaborative Engineers has designed for corporate and industrial clients are clean rooms, research facilities, data centers, laboratories and power redundancy/emergency operations centers. Hospitality, Retail and Cultural Destinations Whether the destination is a favorite everyday retail space, restaurant, hotel, theater or historic landmark, The Collaborative Engineers technical staff has the experience to design it. Residential Projects For both institutional and commercial clients, The Collaborative Engineers is engaged in the engineering design for multiunit housing structures. Their recent work includes rental units, condominiums and multifamily projects.

We Have Plans for You! • Consulting Services • Master Planning • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Sturctural Engineering The Collaborative Engineers 200 High Street Boston, MA 02110 Phone: (617) 742-7799

Oak Grove Village - Melrose, MA. Architect: ICON Architecture Photography: William Traub Photography

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It's in the Details Every detail of a project—no matter how small—is crucial to its successful completion. From pre-construction planning to installation and finish work, Griffin Electric plans each aspect of its participation with extreme consideration.

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Natick Mall Expansion - Dimeo Construction West End Residences - Turner Construction Boston University NEIDL - Turner Construction Charles Street Jail Hotel - Suffolk Construction MGM Foxwoods - Perini Construction Harvard University @ 10 Akron St. - Bond Brothers Tufts Dame School - Shawmut Construction Northpoint Residential - Jones Lang LaSalle CA/T North End Park - McCourt Construction Frog Pond Park - Turner Construction Long Island Day Camp - AJ Welch Shea Memorial Drive - AJ Welch Slatersville Mill - John Moriarty and Associates Paige Farley Hackle Memorial Park - The Salvation Army CA/T Wharf District Park - Cashman Construction Boston Children's Museum - Shawmut Construction Bogarta Casino Expansion - Yates/Tishman Liberty Mutual, NH - William A. Berry

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High-Profile Company Profile: CBT

CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. Marks 40th Anniversary as Boston’s Citizen Architects Habitat for Humanity house tops the list of celebratory activities


oston, MA - In 1967, Maurice Childs, FAIA; Richard Bertman, FAIA; and Charles Tseckares, FAIA joined together to form CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. This July, as the firm recognizes forty years of practice, there is much to celebrate. Since its founding during the turbulent culture and strained economy of the late 60s, the firm has taken a pioneering stance on issues related to urban design and architecture that has influenced the development of the City of Boston and the surrounding region. “The challenges facing the city — from historic preservation in the 1970s to the rethinking of the Prudential Center to the reclamation of the Harbor to the recent arrival of the Rose Kennedy Greenway — became our opportunities,” says founding principal Charles Tseckares, FAIA. “Our work on projects all around the city helped us to grow as architects and

designers as we helped Boston grow into a modern city,” comments founding principal Richard Bertman, FAIA. A wide range of project types including commercial, academic, civic, and residential buildings has provided the firm with a broad base of work that has been characterized by the core values that the original partners brought to the practice forty years ago — creativity in design and social responsiveness to community. A third deeply held value, a commitment to collegial behavior and collaboration, has allowed the now 214 person practice to attract, nurture and retain a talented staff, including an additional eight principals: Robert A. Brown, AIA, IIDA; James McBain, AIA; Margaret Deutsch; Alfred Wojciechowski, AIA; David Hancock, AIA; Christopher Hill, AIA; Lois Goodell, IIDA; and David Nagahiro, AIA; and four associate principals: Christos Coios, AIA; Paul C.

Prudential Center Redevelopment Photographer: Jonathan Hillyer

Penn State

NorthPoint Rendering by: Dongik Lee

John Adams Courthouse Photographer: Jonathan Hillyer

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP Photographer: Edward Jacoby

Viccica, AIA; Eric Jahan, AIA; and John H. Strother, RA. Founding partner Maurice Childs passed away in 2005. CBT continues to maintain the tradition of contribution to community, not only through the projects, but also as leaders on innumerable committees, from the Boston Society of Architects and other professional associations to neighborhood planning groups, all working for the betterment of the built environment. Beyond birthday cakes and other social events planned throughout the year, the firm is sponsoring the design and construction of a house in Stoughton, MA in partnership with South Shore Habitat for Humanity. The decision to commemorate the 40th anniversary with a gift to the community is a fitting celebration of the firm’s enduring

commitment to building strong communities. Affordable and sustainable, the design of the house, which is the result of an ideas competition within the firm, affirms the deeply held values of the practice as it contributes to the creation of a more vibrant community. Today, the vision and principles of the founding partners continue to serve the firm as CBT takes on new challenges in the best tradition of the citizen architect. Whether the pressing issues are sustainable design, international expansion or the demand for expanded services, CBT’s response is informed by an enduring belief in the potential of architecture, interior design, and urban design to improve the quality of life. For more information on CBT please visit their website at

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents J. Calnan & Associates NEW ENGLAND’S BEST KEPT SECRET...

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Precast Concrete Institute

Precast Concrete Insured Natick Mall Success


atick Mall in Natick, Mass., is among the largest construction projects in New England. When completed in fall 2007, the $450-million, 500,000 sf expansion will include a refurbished mall, high-rise condos, a vast new parking structure, entertainment venues and more. Not surprisingly, precast concrete has played a major role in this mammoth showcase project. The residences, dubbed Nouvelle at Natick, are 12 stories high and clad with architectural precast — approximately 400 panels in all, covering more than 80,000 square feet. The 215 luxury condos are scheduled for spring 2008 completion. Likewise, the mall’s new Nordstrom’s store — the first in the area — makes use of 143 insulated precast panels. The panels, which feature cast-in thin brick, are surrounded by precast accent pieces that feature local sand and aggregates. The store uses a total of 27,000 square feet of precast panels. Already, Natick has been hailed by the Boston Globe as a “beacon of innovative, posh shopping.” But in early 2006, the property’s owner, General Growth Properties Inc., faced a significant challenge. They badly needed a new precast concrete parking structure with hundreds of spaces to service mall shoppers and to keep the multi-phase project moving forward. But they also needed an aggressive

construction schedule to have the project substantially finished in time to accommodate holiday shoppers. A lack of parking or a crowded construction site could have had a significant impact on annual sales for mall retailers. On average, 20 percent of all retail sales occur during the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation, with even higher percentages for some retail categories.

Jim Young, director of construction management for General Growth Properties, said timely completion of the parking structure was crucial to mall operations. It would relieve congestion by offering public parking on the lower floors and also provide space on the upper floors for the contractors continuously working on other aspects of the expansion. By February 1, 2006, the precaster, Unistress Corporation, had committed to completing a parking structure with six supported levels and 1,900 spaces one week before Christmas.

Although the foundation work began only in mid-May and the first precast piece arrived on site on August 14, construction of the parking garage actually outpaced the original aggressive schedule. The structure was completed before Thanksgiving, in time for the entire holiday shopping season. The success of this accelerated project — completed without sacrificing safety or quality — was due to a variety of factors: careful orchestration among the partners involved, commitment to a timeframe that had economic consequences, and the inherent benefits of precast concrete. Among those benefits, says Tim Breen, sales manager for Unistress, was the precaster’s ability to produce a substantial quantity of the precast elements in advance — a crucial factor keeping pace with the fast-track schedule. Another key: because the precast process involved heat-curing in a controlled environment, it yielded higherstrength, uniform products in a short period of time — 3,500 psi concrete overnight. John Rock, project manager for Dimeo Construction Co., Inc., said this strength was also a key to keeping the proj-

ect on track. “Because of the long spans capable with precast, the structure required fewer columns than other systems, so the erection process was very fast,” Rock said. Project engineer Sal Capobianco, of Capobianco & Associates, Inc., called precast concrete an “excellent solution” for the project. He notes that the off-site production simplified the process and resulted in quality control that enabled the team to avoid problems on-site during construction. The choice of precast over cast-inplace offered other critical advantages for a job site at a working mall: less traffic, less noise, and less dust and dirt. Rock said tight coordination and just-in-time delivery from Unistress minimized congestion and stacking at the job site. That freed up parking for mall patrons even during construction and kept the inconvenience to a minimum. Michael Hass of Add Inc., the Natick parking structure’s architect, points out that intensive teamwork was another significant factor that enabled the project’s partners to outpace an already compressed timeline. The architect, engineer and precaster worked closely to develop and approve designs, test ideas and make swift decisions. “Bottom line, the precast system was used to set the technical agenda and schedule for everything else, which was the only way the project could have been so successfully completed,” Hass said.

“Precast was the logical choice, as much for speed as for cost. It was a good solution to a very tight time frame.”

–Jim Young, Director of Construction Management, General Growth Properties

By involving the precast producer early in the planning process, General Growth Properties was able to accelerate the schedule, improve aesthetics and control costs of the Natick Collection, one of New England’s largest construction projects.

See for yourself how precasters can help your bottom line by: • developing firm pricing and schedules early in the design process • assisting your design team in the completion of drawings • suggesting value-engineering ideas • providing design solutions that satisfy structural and aesthetic requirements • providing an accelerated construction schedule and occupancy timeline

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Associated Builders and Contractors


ssociated Builders and Contractors’ Massachusetts Chapter is proud to recognize the winners of the 15th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA) at Build Boston. The EICA awards honor the best and the brightest in the construction industry. Featured projects range from historical restoration to mechanical-commercial to public works environmental. ABC members are able to tackle any project and succeed. With over 475 member companies, ABC is able to offer a wide variety of services. Experience, expertise, excellence. That is what we offer, that is what our clients deserve.

The winners are: Erland Construction Inc. Bowdoin Construction Corp. Methuen Construction Company Inc. Piquette and Howard Electric Service The RELCO Companies Wayne J.Griffin Electric Inc. R&R Window Contractors Inc. Builders Systems Inc. DECCO Inc. EnviroVantage Cutler Associates Inc. ABC cordially invites all Build Boston attendees to join us for a reception honoring our construction award winners on Tuesday November 13th at 5:30pm in the Lighthouse Room at the Seaport Hotel. This is a perfect opportunity to meet other members of the industry and form business relationships. Maybe you will meet that subcontractor that you need on your next job or meet that owner that needs you on their next job. Do not miss this unique opportunity and the benefits that will come with it. (Event Code A90)

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DECCO Inc. Nuvera

DECCO Inc Wyeth Suite II Renovation

Erland Construction, Inc. Babson College Undergraduate Dormitory

R+R Windows Kimball Towers

The Relco Companies Motorola Crosspoint Towers

EnviroVantage Mary Lyon Hall Restoration, Plymouth State University

Piquette & Howard Electric Service TD Banknorth Garden

Erland Construction Inc. Kimball Towers

The Relco Companies - Fresnius Medical Care

Builders Systems, Inc. Savers Bank at the Uxbridge Inn

Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Methuen Construction Company Inc. Attleboro Waste Water Treatment Facility

Bowdoin Construction Corp. Southern New England Surgery Center

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Trigen-Boston Energy

TRIGEN-BOSTON ENERGY The Future is something we work with everyday.

Trigen-Boston Energy ensures over one million people are comfortable every day in the City of Boston. In addition to supplying centralized heating for 40 million square feet of space, and cooling for t he equivalent of 12 Prudential Towers, Trigen provides specialized energy serv ices. These services include critical climate control, sterilization systems, humidity control, and steam used in food and beverage processes. Many of Boston’s prestigious office towers, renowned critical care facilities, world-class hotels, esteemed universities and treasured institutions are among Trigen’s clients. We generate and deliver cost-effective energy ensuring reliable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our business managers and engineers work closely with prominent developers, building owners, managers, public officials, architects and engineers to customize versatile solutions that meet their individual needs. Our expertise enables them to concentrate on their core business.

Trigen-Boston’s Services include: Capital Incentives Support Services for Heating, Cooling and Process Systems Preventative & Scheduled Maintenance Programs Energy Management & Performance Monitoring 100 % Outsourcing of Heating, Cooling and Process Systems Operations 24-hour Customer Service & Emergency Response

In the 21 st century, Trigen continues to play a leading role in our city’s expansion and economy, powering Boston with progressive, high-quality energy services.

Tailoring energy solutions specific to your individual needs.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents DeAngelis Iron Work, Inc.

DeAngelis Iron Works Participates in Boston's Big Dig


outh Easton, MA - Harry Dodakian and Chris Connelly of DeAngelis Iron Work, Inc. agree that despite the lengthy sample approval process and the $20,000 investment in new welding equipment, their part in Boston's Big Dig Project will prove its value indefinitely. Not only did they win the opportunity to be a part of an unprecedented public project, meeting standards for the project also required DeAngelis to re-evaluate some of its production systems. Now, the 52-year-old firm runs more efficiently than ever. The Big Dig is the name of the construction project that has allowed for the creation of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The project involved dismantling a six-lane elevated highway system built in 1959 that ran through the center of downtown Boston. There is now a series of tunnels that go under the city, its subway systems, and the Charles River. DeAngelis built three sets of steel pergolas, bronze grating, and a series of railings featuring cast bronze plaques for the North End Park, one of three parks that make up the Rose Kennedy Greenway. While all of these elements for the North End Park are important parts of the construction, the main focus (and challenge) for DeAngelis was the pergolas. They consist of 87 mechanically fastened, galvanized and painted steel structures (purlins), grouped in sets of three, which

serve as open air canopies over the sidewalk running along Cross St, (intersected by Hanover St.). The purlin legs or columns (double T members) range from 15 feet to 17 feet high, giving the pergolas a rolling look. The purlin arms or beams (single T member) range from 15 feet to 39 feet long.

Supporting the pergolas are horizontal box beams, which range from 16 feet to 35 feet. These beams run perpendicular to (and above) the purlin arms so that the arms hang from the box beams. Round columns, ranging from 13 feet to19 feet high, hold up the box beams and allow the purlin arms to pitch upward. There is one

such column located at every fourth purlin. The specifications of this state-funded project required that all material be domestic. Considering the material and its abnormally long lengths, meeting that requirement was difficult. But DeAngelis was able to meet the requirement by ordering their continuous pieces of A572 steel from Infra Metal. Because of the structural nature of the pergolas, DeAngelis had to achieve "Simple Bridge" certification from the American Institute of Steel Construction. The process includes meeting a 94-item, 10page checklist. The checklist includes general management, organization of drafting and engineering, shop procedures, procurement, storage of materials, etc. "An extra benefit for us is that getting certified made us re-evaluate our systems, from office procedures to welding tests," said Connelly. "We now have more confidence in both the quality and effi-

Quality Custom Ornamental

ciency of our entire operation." After spending three months designing and getting samples approved, DeAngelis proceeded with fabrication. In all they spent about two months building the pergolas for North End Park. For three to four weeks of that time all but two of DeAngelis's shop personnel worked solely on the pergolas. DeAngelis invested $20,000 on welding equipment to help streamline the fabrication process. Shop Foreman Glen Bemis configured an automated 15-foot welding system, where a crane suspends a wire-fed Bug-O machine operating two flux-cored welders. In one pass, moving about one foot every five minutes, the system welds both sides of the T-configurations. "There are no worries about operator variability," explained Dodakian. "All that is required is a certified welder to walk down the beam with the machine." Strong design and specification capabilities, coupled with modern fabricating equipment, enable DeAngelis Iron Work, Inc. to maintain the highest standards of fabrication. From a simple handrail to the historic restoration of an ornamental gate, each project is characterized by top quality service and workmanship unsurpassed in the ornamental metals industry.

Proud to be on the BIG DIG team at North End Park for the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

DeAngelis Iron Work, Inc. 305 Depot Street • P.O. Box 350 South Easton, MA 02375

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Fabrications Since 1954

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Vision 3 Architects

Vision 3 Architects Celebrate Their 20th Anniversary


rovidence, RI – This summer, Providence-based Vision 3 Architects kicked off their 20th year providing architectural and interior design services to clients throughout New England and the United States. In 1987, Vision 3 Architects began when three venturesome architects gathered around a backyard grill envisioning a firm where clients are not only listened to, they're an integral part of the process from the outset. Today, Vision 3 has grown to 30 employees and counting. They have transformed a small general practice into an award-winning firm where dedicated teams deliver specialized services to clients in select industries. Their hospitality, corporate office, education and special projects teams bring unique talents, understanding and tools to every project they undertake. Each Vision 3 team member is committed to gaining more knowledge, experience, and understanding of design and business issues that are critical to clients. Architects starting out in their career are given the opportunity to work on various teams before eventually selecting a team that will give them the opportunity to focus their skills and professional development. “I liked Vision 3’s team approach and the personal interaction with the architects,” says Brian Pittenger, senior consultant for Jenike & Johanson, who hired Vision 3 Architects to design their new corporate office headquarters in Tyngsborough, Mass. “They took the time to understand our business and our goals for our new headquarters, and then developed a design that matched our needs.”

Pediatric Dental Healthcare, Plainville, Mass. - photographed by Gregg Shupe

Rhode Island College, The Joseph F. Kauffman Center, Providence, RI Photographed by Warren Jagger

Jefferson Gateway, Warwick, RI - Photographed by Aaron Usher

Vision 3 Architects tailors services to reflect the type, scope and size of a project, as well as client needs, and recently developed the new prototype restaurant design for Denny’s that is being rolled out this year. “Vision 3 has a customer understanding and awareness that gets results,” says Nelson Marchioli, CEO of Denny’s. A keen ability to design to meet client and user needs is evident by their recent success with the design of the University of Rhode Island Hope Commons Dining Hall. The dining hall, which opened officially on August 22, is so popular with students, that the director of dining services had to place a full page advertisement in the school newspaper to remind students that other dining options were available on campus. Vision 3 is celebrating their 20th anniversary and kicked off a year long schedule of events in July with a Founders Day celebration for employees at Mulligan’s Island in Rhode Island. The anniversary year will be full of festivities and will culminate in the early spring with an open house at Vision 3’s office in Providence. The spark of Vision 3 Architects’ design philosophy was ignited around that backyard grill in 1987, and is still generating solid relationships today. As William R. Eccles, Jr., executive vice president of Bank Five says, “From the start of the project, to the finish, Vision 3 kept us advised, in the loop, and promptly responded to all of our questions and needs.”

Café Escadrille, Burlington, Mass. - photographed by Gregg Shupe Company Organization Officers: William E. Gray, AIA Principal President and Treasurer Keith R. Davignon, AIA Principal Vice President and Secretary David R. Prengaman, AIA Principal Vice President

University of Rhode Island, Hope Commons Dining Hall, Kingston, RI - Photographed by Warren Jagger

Henry W. Cugno, IIDA Vice President, Interior Design

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Newmont Slate Co., Inc.

Newmont Slate Co. Begins Direct Marketing Williams has begun an all-out advertising campaign. Newmont Slate is focusing on three distinctive markets: institutional, residential, and log and timber frame homes; and other areas of specialty application. Researching many aspects of geographical locations prone to fires such as California, Colorado and New Mexico, Newmont will market its roofing slate as an aid in fire prevention because slate qualifies as a non-combustible building material. Additionally, Newmont is taking steps to obtain green certification for its slate product. Ed Mazria AIA, a real veteran of green design, recently told a Newmont staff member that he thought its hand-split roofing slate would be a natural for green certification. Mazria said, “As far as I know, roofing slate is produced with a low energy quotient, it will last for 100 or more years, and it’s recyclable.” Those words of encouragement from an architect of authority and a student of global warming, inspired some of the new directions Newmont is taking. Newmont Vermont black roofing slate When asked

By Susan Wonderly est Pawlet, VT - Newmont Slate Co., Inc., the largest quarrier and producer of roofing slates in the United States, opened a direct sales division, Real Vermont Roofing Slate, last spring; and on the 19th of this month launched its first website. Prior to 2007, Jack Williams, president and CEO of Newmont, sold his roofing slates exclusively to distributors for 43 years. As a result, although its roofing slate tops thousands of institutional and residential buildings across the United States, this Vermont based company is virtually unknown to roofing contractors, architects, and owners. Determined to publicly connect Newmont Slate to its superior products, including its vastly popular Vermont Black roofing slate,


about the [new for Newmont] direct marketing, Williams says, “We have a responsibility to remain flexible, to go with the flow, and to do the right thing. It’s how we respond to changing conditions that makes a difference. Besides which, gone are the days when disNewmont Vermont black roofing slate tributors would place orders on Mondays, pick them up on duce a minimum of 50,000 sf per week Fridays, and pay on Tuesdays. Changing and maintain quarries of large acreage times are challenging, but we’re learning with ample deposits of good quality stone. Equally, Williams stores orders at a whole lot more that we didn’t know the quarry at no additional charge until before. Plus, there is something ultimatethey are needed on the construction site. ly gratifying about seeing a photograph of This policy is particularly attractive to a beautiful building with our product on it. construction sites faced with limited storBefore, we didn’t have the opportunity to age or contractors who simply wish to connect with our end users. We never diminish work-site vandalism or theft. knew to whom our roofing slate was sold. Williams accommodates all architectural In the end, it’s all worth it. The service aspect of this business hasn’t changed, specifications regardless of the widths, however. It’s always been the backbone lengths or thickness of slates from thins to our business, and always will be. We’re heavies in a variety of colors. Vermont just beginning to connect with architects, Black, Vermont Strata Grey and Vermont roofing contractors, and owners—and Hazy Green are the standard colors of Newmont’s slate. Their new website is that’s a good thing.” Behind Newmont Slate’s hereto- fore-quiet success, is the ability to pro-


Consciously or unconsciously, man looks with satisfaction upon that which is substantially and enduringly built. It is primarily or at least largely, this innate sense of sheer structural value which makes us admire the Pyramids, the temples of Greece, the mighty cathedrals of the thirteenth centur y. by J. Frederick Kelly, author And, so it is with fine buildings and their slate clad roofs...



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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents G. Greene Construction

G. Greene Construction – Profile of Success


oston, MA - 2007 marks a year of excellence helped him to establish loyal great success and achievements for clients and generate a definitive reputation G. Greene Construction. One of for integrity and commitment. Today, CEO these milestones included the completion Bob Greene continues to uphold these of their new corporate headquarters. The standards originally set by his father over three-story facility integrates a traditional 40 years ago. Their long-standing tradition of building and look of brick and limestone maintaining strong with a modern flair of relationships with clerestory glass. Limestone their clients has conand maple span the lobby, tributed to G. Greene reception area and staircase, being recognized as providing both a contempoone of the most rary and classical look to the respected companies space. Each floor within the in the industry. building houses offices and Their success executive suites as well as a can be attributed to conference room and kitchthese relationships enette. Bob and Gabe Greene on which they base “Our new corporate headquarters is not just a symbol of G. their company’s foundation. This is eviGreene’s success, but also represents the dent in the fact that they have been workaccomplishments that all of you have ing with many of the same clientele for achieved.” CEO Bob Greene said during over 40 years. G. Greene has the distinct the topping-off ceremony held earlier this honor of working with many of the area’s year. “I am proud to share this milestone most esteemed healthcare and institutional with all of you, and look forward to our facilities. With extensive experience working continued success.” To accompany the new corporate within occupied spaces, they have estabheadquarters, G. Greene revamped their lished themselves as one of the exclusive website with a sleek and more cutting edge construction companies of choice for such design. These two additions have not only institutions as Children’s Hospital Boston, enhanced their image but also symbolizes Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts their continued growth. G. Greene Construction was found- General Hospital, Boston Medical Center, ed in 1966 by Gabe Greene. His philoso- UMass Memorial Medical Center, phy of hard work and high standard of Harvard University, Tufts University,

Boston University, American Red Cross and Raytheon. Their thorough understanding of the unique requirements within each of the industries they work in gives them the advantage of taking on any project with confidence. Whether the project involves highly sensitive hospital environments or stringent schedule deadlines their experience is testimony to their ability to work under extreme conditions. This philosophy has translated into providing the same high standards to all

projects they undertake. Throughout many years of hands-on construction experience, they have gained the reputation as committed professionals who can manage a project from pre-construction through completion, guaranteeing exceptional quality and exceeding the goals and expectations of their clients. The basis of G. Greene’s principles is to build long-standing partnerships with their clients and colleagues. With this philosophy firmly in place, 2007 represents their perseverance towards continued success.

G. Greene Construction new corporate headquarters

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BUFFTREE BUILDING COMPANY OFFERS PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES INCLUDING general contracting services • pre-construction • construction • construction management • design/build

The Architects’ Choice

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Melcor Building, Fall River, MA With Mark Sullivan Architects


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By establishing a partnership with every Client and Architect, mutually beneficial goals can be set and realized. This partnering recognizes that every agreement includes an implied covenant of trust and good faith. This covenant is the cornerstone of Bufftree Building Company.

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents James W. Flett Co., Inc.

James W. Flett Co., Inc. Celebrates 55th Year

Fenway Park Field Reconstruction for the Boston Red Sox- 2005


elmont, MA - Jim Flett always loved the trucking business. He was a driver himself, before starting the James W. Flett Company. Sadly, Jim passed away in February of 2006. Today, Jim's sons, Bruce and Jim, III are actively running the company's operations. The James W. Flett Company today is one of the most respected and well-known excavation companies in the greater Boston area. There have been many additions and expansions to the company's 800 Pleasant Street headquarters over the years, the most recent and exciting of

which is the purchase of the former Belmont Animal Hospital property at 820 Pleasant Street. Flett's new corporate headquarters will be built there and are in the final design and permitting stage. Construction will begin in late 2007 with move-in scheduled for late 2008. Flett hopes to get LEED green building certification for their new home. These changes have created today's James W. Flett Company, which consists of over 90 pieces of equipment, and more than 100 employees! This year Flett is celebrating its 55th year in business. The plan is for 55 more.

650 Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass. for William A. Berry & Son 2007

303 Third St. Cambridge, Mass. for Bovis Lend Lease 2007

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Our 55th year of earth moving performances. Site Development

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents Campbell McCabe, Inc.

Campbell McCabe Spanning Over Three Centuries By Sue McCabe, program manager at Campbell-McCabe ampbell-McCabe, Inc. is an independent architectural hardware consulting firm providing detailed specifications for all building types, stateside and internationally. The firm was founded by a civil war veteran in 1866 as a farm implement and hardware company. Since purchasing the company in 1965, current CEO, Bob McCabe, AHC, has counseled many architectural paragons, including Hugh Stubbins, Jose Louie Sert, Jean Paul Carhian, Frank Ghery, I.M. Pei, and Charles Rogers. Projects of fame and cause célèbre, from the 12” x 12” wood fire-rated life safety sub-terrain door in the Smithsonian under the mall in Washington, DC to the


Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (Diller + Scofidio Architects) Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, are included in the company’s thousands of solutions. Boston-based Campbell-McCabe’s decades of experience providing expertise on building codes and design solutions for even the most imaginative and challenging openings has positioned it as one of the leading architectural hardware-consulting

firms in the United States. Robbie McCabe rides the crest of cutting edge advancements in material, components, electronics and security visà-vis building and barrier codes. His achievements range from MIT’s amazing “green” Stata Center to the prosaic, but crucially important, structural retrofits at Boston’s historic State House – just one of hundreds of building renovations. “The MIT Stata Center represents one of the most complex specifications because in some cases new technologies had to be invented to function for unique building design while conforming to MIT standards,” says Robbie McCabe. “As an example, unusual triple rabbited door frames necessitated newly engineered hinges.” Security has become high focus for building owners and design teams. Doors that never were considered previously for security are receiving equal attention in the overall plan. Hardware consultants and security consultants work together as their scopes critically overlap. Although the building owner usually directs security, the security consultant is obligated to work with the design team including the hardware consultant. Robbie has worked with all the space age advances in security hardware such as smart key, infrared and optical, but favors proximity and for some applications still recommends a mechanical key override. The architects’ advantage in choosing an experienced independent finish hardware consultant lies in the freedom of product choice available to solve the design challenge. “We understand the dynamic nature of design and take part in the evolution of solving the problems,”

Mandarin Hotel, Boston (CBT Architects) Photo courtesy of Suffolk Construction Company (GC) says Robbie McCabe. Whether the architectural firm is comprehensive or specialized in such areas as urban design, hospitals or preservation, Campbell McCabe has the experience to deliver a solution.

MBTA Charles Street station in Boston. Photo © Neoscape, courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects.

Campbell’s Consulting Services: 1. Reviewing door and frame details for hardware application. 2. Reviewing openings for label compliance, building code of the authority having jurisdiction, access barriers regulations and ADA requirements insofar as these apply to door openings. 3. Assisting in the selection of hardware types, design, finish and owner’s preferences and standards to determine quality and owner predilection. 4. Coordinating with other trades for work related to finish hardware. 5. Finish hardware specification and detailed hardware set schedule. 6. Furnishing catalogue cuts of hardware items. 7. Checking the finish hardware submittal for approval for compliance with quality and functions. 8. Access control/security interface. 9. Construction administration. 10. Field visits (even Dubai). 11. Punch list. These are exciting times in architecture and construction as artistry, safety, function and engineering all come together. Architects and designers have always wrestled with ways to meet every need and contingency, and Boston’s own CampbellMcCabe, spanning three centuries, has been right there with them from specifying something as simple as a gate latch to a 4door magnetic interlock assembly.

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Est. 1866

Independent Architectural Hardware Consulting


85 Central Street, Suite 102, Waltham, MA 02453 - USA

Independent Hardware Consultants, experts in 08710 Architectural Door Hardware and providers of detailed Specifications for all building types. • Review of openings for code compliance • Life Safety • ADA compliance • Coordination with other trades • Access Control and Security Interface • Construction Administration

Our experience improves project - Partial List A Partial List of Ouryour Projects Include: Astrazeneca Boston Convention Center and Exposition Center Boston Public Library Fidelity - multiple, including WTC East and WTC West Filenes - One Franklin Street Harvard University - multiple, over 100 projects Genzyme - multiple Insitute of Contemporary Art, Boston Intercontinental Hotels: Abu Dhabi, Boston Jebel Ali, Dubai Mandarin Oriental Hotel , Boston, MA Mass General Hospital - multiple, including B3C Building for the 3rd Century MIT- multiple, including Stata Center, Media Lab, 2001 Residence Novartis - multiple Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC - multiple State Street Bank - multiple, including One Lincoln Street Symphony Hall, Boston, MA UMass Campus Center, Boston United States Embassies Courthouses - including Boston, Plymouth, Worcester


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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents The Construction Institute

Co-Chairmen Praise Union Workers


t a time when the tide is turning against unions nationally, Massachusetts building trades unions and their employers offer a stark contrast to national trends, with a record of achievement that is the envy of the industry. In fact, in this highly competitive economy, the union construction sector is uniquely poised to help drive future development in the commonwealth. A four-year commitment to training as an apprentice is also most definitely an investment. The standards and sciences used for curriculum development and instructor training are as rigid as those found in any university, college or community college in America. In fact, many union apprentices and journey workers are now earning credit for their apprenticeship training at community colleges around the state. The union sector is also working diligently to develop the next generation of skilled workers the industry will desperately need. Through partnerships with community groups such as YouthBuild, Community Labor United, Women in the Building Trades and ABCD, the building trades are creating training and employment opportunities for women and disadvantaged youth. The building trades have a longstanding history of welcoming the military into its ranks. Through a national building trades program known as Helmets to Hardhats, local unions and contractors are recruiting National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members for careers in construction. Creating Jobs and Economic

Frank Callahan, Massachusetts Building Trades Council; Howard Soep, Soep Painting; Keith Lindberg, Lindberg Associates; Tom Gunning, Building Trades Employers Association. Development in Our Communities A drive through Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, and many other local Massachusetts communities demonstrates the unique ability of the union construction industry to lure capital to Massachusetts and provide economic development that benefits the entire state. Union pension fund investments in union-backed real estate investment funds including the Multi-Employer Pension Trust (MEPT), Intercontinental Real Estate Investment Fund, Union Labor Life’s J for Jobs, and the AFL-CIO

Building Investment Trust, among others, generate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate development in Massachusetts, returning sound gains to union pension funds, creating jobs for building trades workers, and enhancing local economies. The results of an independent economic impact analysis completed in August 2006 revealed that MEPT’s construction, renovation and tenant improvement investments of $4.6 billion resulted in over $9.9 billion in total economic activity in the local communities across

2007 Construction Conference & Expo—Building Better Together, A BuildSafe Boston workshop.

the country where MEPT’s projects are located. And in Boston, MEPT projects alone had a total economic effect of $206,888,981 and created over 1 million hours of work for building trades workers. Safety Is Just Our Way of Doing Business Starting with the first day of apprenticeship school, union crafts men and women learn the safe way of completing a task. They continue receiving workplace safety and health training throughout their careers. The union commitment to creating a strong safety culture in construction is decades old, and is now best illustrated by a joint labor-management initiative known as BuildSafe Boston. With the goal of implementing a value-driven high performance safety system throughout the metropolitan construction community, BuildSafe stands to make Boston the safest place to work in construction in the country. Stepping Up to the Plate in Charitable Giving No matter what the request, building trades unions, their members and contractors have stepped up to the plate to volunteer their time and money to support charitable causes in almost every Massachusetts community in which they live or work. Be it building homes for Habitat for Humanity or dugouts for Little League baseball, renovating teen centers and inner city schools, raising money for the Jimmy Fund or college and apprenticeship scholarship programs, building trades unions and contractors in Massachusetts donate hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in labor, materials and money to better the lives of others.

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Labor and Management Building Boston Together. The Construction Institute’s 2007 Volpe/Eagan Construction Safety Award Recipient Chris Ziegler, AGC of Mass Safety Director; Tom Gunning, TCI President; Mary Vogel, TCI Executive Director; Recipient Ben Tilton, Director of the Boston Carpenters Training Center.

Chris Held, MetaMedia Training International, Inc. The Construction Institute’s 2007 Construction Conference & Expo— Building Better Together 2007.

The Construction Institute’s 2007 Pride in Construction Project of the Year Award. Lee Kennedy Company, Simmons College, Beatley Library Project; Don Cook, Superintendent; Tom Gunning, TCI President; Pam Bailey, Project Manager; Lee Michael Kennedy, President/CEO.

The Construction Institute ¥ 256 Freeport St. ¥ Boston, MA 02122 Boston Office: Phone 617.436.4159 ¥ Fax 617.436.4163 Western MA Office: Phone 413.565.2381 ¥ Fax 413.567.1705

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents J. Derenzo Company

J. Derenzo Company's Past, Present and Future


. Derenzo Company was originally founded in 1949, as a real estate development company by Jerome Derenzo. Derenzo transferred ownership of the firm to longtime company employees and trusted colleagues David Howe and Anthony LoConte in 2001. The company thrived under their new leadership, exceeding expectations and increasing revenues by over 200 percent. As a result, J. Derenzo Company is now the largest site development company in the New England area. It has bonding capacity in excess of $160 million dollars with an AAA rated bonding company. It has developed strong relationships with clients and is confident that any size project can be handled. At J. Derenzo Company, owning and maintaining the latest equipment and technology is a key component to success. Having the correct tools and equipment at the appropriate location ensures that projects are completed on time and within budget. In addition, J. Derenzo has a full heavy equipment repair garage at their Brockton location, allowing everything from the simplest of repairs to the complete rebuilding of heavy equipment. Fifteen mechanics are employed, both in the garage and on five mobile service trucks to ensure that equipment downtime is minimized. From the day-to-day operations on

Lenox Farms. General Contractor: The Hanover Company

construction sites, to operating a modern fleet of construction equipment with the latest in emissions control technology, to recycling and reusing construction materials from projects, to roof-drain water reuse at corporate headquarters, J. Derenzo Company is an environmentally responsible organization with protection measures at the forefront of everyday operations. Significant projects that J. Derenzo Company has worked on include Lenox Farms in Braintree, The Hingham Shipyard redevelopment project, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. Derenzo's work for the 338 unit Lenox Farms apartment complex included the site and utility preparation for 41 wood-framed townhouses and apartment buildings with an associated clubhouse, and pool, all set within a 30 acre site. Derenzo blasted, excavated and processed over 85,000 cubic yards of ledge for re-use on the site and also completed construction of a 60,000 sf Keystone retaining wall in conjunction with over 120,000 cubic yard cuts and fills. Over 50,000 linear feet of utility installation was also performed, consisting of all required water, sewer, drainage, electric and telecom duct banks-containing more than 260 precast structures-in addition to the relocation of a high pressure gas main with secondary services. J. Derenzo Company and its affiliated company Boston Environmental The Mandarin Oriental Hotel. General Contractor: teamed on the redevelopment Suffolk Construction

of the former Hingham Shipyard located off of Route 3A. Redeveloped by a consortium of five – Samuels, Avalon, Roseland, Sea Chain and MBTA – the property was being turned into a mixeduse development complete with 350,000 sf of retail, 15 to 20 restaurants, 2,800 units of condominium housing, 1,500 units of rental housing and two public parks, as well as the rehabilitation of the MBTA commuter boat docks and parking facilities, a new marina and three miles of new roadways, parking lots and utilities. J. Derenzo Company completed the excavation for the Boston location of the

world-renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Boylston Street within Boston's Prudential complex. The foundation system for the new hotel was excavated through an existing parking garage and pile caps, requiring the removal of more than 7,000 cubic yards of concrete. Soil mix walls were constructed to a depth of 60 feet below street level, with an advanced bracing system needed to support the street during construction. Derenzo Company developed an innovative design for the bracing system-saving the client significant money and time.

Hingham Shipyard. Developers: Avalon Bay Communities, Samuels, Roseland Properties, Sea Chain, and MBTA

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents J. Derenzo Company

Our experienced project managers, site superintendents, engineers and tradesmen allow us to approach any challenge with complete confidence that we'll get the job done safely, expeditiously, with innovation, within your budget, and with the highest level of quality. We take pride in these challenges on each project, and enjoy a high level of repeat business from our long term clients - demonstrating our dedication to their needs.

Specializing in Site Development • Deep Hole Excavating • Support of Excavation • Site Development • Utility Installation • Roadway Construction • Environmental Services • Engineering Services • Snow & Ice Division J. Derenzo Company • 338 Howard Street • Brockton, MA 02302 Phone: 508-427-6441 • Fax: 508-427-6488 • E-Mail: Visit our Website at

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents M.J. Flaherty Company

Joint Venture Expands Foxwoods Resort Casino Newton, MA – The M.J. Flaherty Company, a mechanical contractor headquartered in Newton, joined forces with the Walter D. Sullivan Company of New Britain, Conn. in November of 2006 to joint venture a major expansion at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The Perini Corp of Framingham, Mass. is the general contractor of the project, which is now entering the fourth quarter of its schedule, with a new 50,000 sf casino due to open in March of 2008. The expansion, designed by Paul Steelman Design Group of Las Vegas, features a 26-story, 825-room hotel tower and will emphasize non-gambling activities, including a 25,000 sf spa, 4,000-seat theater and 115,000 sf of meeting and convention space. Additional features of the Foxwoods expansion include: 50,000 sf ballroom and junior ballroom, two nightclubs with a combined area of 20,000 sf and three lounges, three restaurants offering casual and upscale dining, four retail stores with a combined space of 10,000 sf, and 1.1 million sf pre-cast garage with 2,900 parking spaces. Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, is the world's largest casino resort with five million sf of entertainment, gaming, din-

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Focused on quality for your next project? Things are looking up.

M.J. Flaherty Co. HVAC t Design/Build t Power and Process Piping Science and Research Labs t Medical Facilities When the builders of Foxwoods Resort Casino, the new Boston Convention Center, or the Marriott Marquis Hotel focus on quality, they look up M.J. Flaherty Co.

One Gateway Center, Newton, MA 02458 Tel: 617-969-1492 t Fax: 617-964-0176

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High-Prrofille Montthlly Presents M.J. Flaherty Company Representative Client List Boston College Boston Convention Center Authority Skanska USA Boston Water and Sewer Commission Genetics Institute Harvard University Hilton Hotels Marriot Hotels Massachusetts Port Authority Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Massachusetts Water Resource Authority Perini Building Company, Inc. South Shore Hospital Sprint PCI Tufts Medical Center United Airlines

Continued from previous page ing, shopping and resort experience, all under one roof. M.J.Flaherty has been in the mechanical construction business since 1938. Under the leadership of Jack Desmond over the last 20 years, Flaherty has provided services to MIT, Harvard, Boston College and other local universities. In addition, the firm has been providing its services throughout New

England to hospitals, schools, high rise office buildings, medical facilities, museums, prisons and federal court houses. Desmond noted that “Over the next five years I see Flaherty participating in the ever expanding medical research and new high rise projects now being planned for the downtown area. With our well financed company we plan on doing more projects with our joint venture partner in the Connecticut area, such as Foxwoods and other casinos.�

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High-Profile Monthly Presents S&F Concrete Contractors, Inc.

Cast in Place: Celebrating the Generations


to the S&F philosoudson, MA phy. It refers to con"It's simple to crete as a material market S&F of integrity, made Concrete. In essence, from the earth, we're not only selling molded by man, to our services- S&F stand for generaConcrete represents tions to come. This our family legacy, our simply and clearly name, our culture and validates the comour pride," says Lizett pany's platform and Frias, director of marJoseph and Antonio Frias what Antonio and keting. Recently, Rodney Frias was named Joseph Frias felt was a fundamental meschief operating officer. Rodney, the son of sage. The Frias brothers believe every job Antonio Frias, president, has been working at S&F since adolescence, which they complete is a reflection of who they allows the transition of the next generation are. Every job should be guaranteed to represent the company's best efforts and finest at S&F Concrete to go seamlessly. Rodney acquired his experience by talents. This commitment to excellence learning the business trade "hands-on." He has earned S&F Concrete the respect and spent summers as a laborer/engineer with trust of the industry. Rodney is dedicated Joseph Frias, the vice president. He earned to carry on in the same vein, stating, "S&F his bachelor of science degree from stands behind their work, offering quality Northeastern University, and in due product including a one-year warranty. By course, he moved inside the office to be and large, general contractors rarely introduced to estimating and project man- require bonds because they know we'll work with them to resolve any issues." agement. S&F has earned the respect of the After 13 years working full time, gaining knowledge in all aspects of the industry with a reputation for excellence business, he now steps up to manage oper- as a complete contractor. The company ations. Rodney declares, "In retrospect, the attained this distinction from repeat busi-

Rowes Wharf-500,000 square feet education and experience gained by coming up through the ranks is unparalleled." As COO, it merely reflects a new title - his new position poses no adjustments for S&F clients or personnel. "I don't plan to change a thing. Actually, I believe my greatest task will be to ensure that I can continue the legacy - to instill the same values, maintain the successful company my father, uncle and all who have worked here have created and pass it on to the next generation. The ultimate reward will be to witness the third generation's success." Within the offices located in Hudson, inspirational messages decorate the walls. One in particular holds a special significance as it relates concrete material

ness and from long-term relationships with the industry leaders. "Another sage piece of advice from my forebears was to have the best equipment and to keep it neat and clean," conveys Rodney. "Certainly, you can't do the job unless you have the proper tools. At S&F, our equipment is our trademark." Upholding that perspective, S&F continues to maintain a fleet of the most modern and up-to-date concrete pumps that have been employed to reach some of the highest levels in New England. Leading the fleet is S&F's massive 55-meter pump heralded as New England's largest and highest-reaching boom, which can take responsibility for pumping con-

Two International Place, Boston, Mass. Foundation: 60’ high foundation wall poured in two lifts. Mat slab 9’ thick continuous pour, 2,500 c.y., one continuous placement.

MIT Simmons Residence Hall - Cambridge, Mass-248,000 square feet

Pump, place and finish concrete on skydeck at Simmons Residence Hall

crete to create such structures as the west wing mechanical roof at Boston's Convention Center. In addition to the Hudson location, S&F recently opened a new office in Providence, RI, where they are enjoying a surge in business. Of course, safety is always considered a primary objective and remains absolute. In order to retain their standing with one of the lowest safety mods in the industry, their own insurance company regularly performs safety audits on the job site. S&F works together with local unions mandating eight-hour OSHA courses for all trades, including everyone from masons, laborers, carpenters and ironworkers to operating engineers.

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Commercial/Private | Government/State | Institutional | Health Care Sports | Parking | Repair | Main

S&F CONCRETE CONTRACTORS INCORPORATED The Eastern Seaboard’s Largest and Finest Concrete Contractor

Main Office: 166 Central Street P.O. Box 427 Hudson, Ma 01749-0427 Phone: 978-562-3495 Fax: 978-562-9461

Boston Office: 39 Boylston Street, 7th Floor Boston, Ma 02116 Phone: 617-695-3694 Fax: 617-695-3687

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High-Profile Monthly is designed to focus special attention on decision makers in the New England facilities design and construction industry as well as the people and companies who play a key role in carrying out their decisions. High-Profile Monthly identifies the institutional, educational, biomedical, industrial, and commercial building projects in progress and the personalities active in their construction. It does this through feature articles, news items, and informative interviews attributed to owners and

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High-Profile Monthly: 10th Anniversary Issue  

High-Profile Monthly is a facility development trade publication, featuring construction activities in New England. Its readers build and re...

High-Profile Monthly: 10th Anniversary Issue  

High-Profile Monthly is a facility development trade publication, featuring construction activities in New England. Its readers build and re...