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Trumbull-Nelson Begins Woodlands at Harvest Hill

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MFA Gets New Look...pg 24

LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Pilot...pg 21

New England Baptist Hospital...pg 22

• BIM: Friend, Fad, or Foe? by Daniel Villeneuve & Colleen Doherty • Capitalizing on Opportunities in 2009 by Lee Michael Kennedy • Ensuring Bargain Buying Becomes a Value Proposition - by Fred Mulligan • North Branch Completes Studio - Designed by Carley Associates • Shawmut Completes Renovation - With CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares PRSRT STD • Lee Kennedy Completes Swissnex Facility - Architect Darlow Christ U.S. POSTAGE PAID • Brookside At Regency Underway - Nauset CM, Architect David H. Dunlap PERMIT NO. 55800 BOSTON MA • Erland Begins Palomar HQ - Spagnolo Gisness Architect • Admiral Construction selected as CM for NEBH Project • Suffolk & CBT Univ Start University Theatre Project • Boston Sand & Gravel Goes Green with Solectria • NECMA 2008 Design Awards • Edward A. Bond, Jr. Inducted Plus Educational Facilities News, People, Calendar and more...

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American Plumbing & Heating Corporation

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American Plumbing & Heating is proud to be part of the Walsh Brothers’ TEAM at the new Northeastern University Dorms

Northeastern University Parcel 18 West, located at 1153-1159 Tremont Street is the latest addition to the Huskies Campus. The project was designed by Kyu Sung Woo Architects, Engineered by R. W. Sullivan and built by Walsh Brothers. This project consists of four buildings including a twenty-two story, nineteen story and nine story Dormitory Style Residences as well as a five story Administration Building. The four buildings surround a beautifully landscaped courtyard. This impressive project includes: • ¼ mile of natural gas piping • 15 miles of fire protection piping • 6 miles of sanitary waste and storm piping • Over 1800 plumbing fixtures • 5700 fire sprinkler heads • 11 miles of water piping

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ABC Massachusetts Chapter..............17 Admiral Construction Corporation....22 Alternate Energy & Building Energy Trade Expo......................................16 American Plumbing.............................2 B.L. Makepeace.................................25 Barker Steel Company, Inc................42 Blakeslee Prestress, Inc......................11 Boston Plasterers..................................4 Bowdoin Construction.......................36 Brand Scaffolding..............................15 Building Materials Resouce Center...35 Campbell-McCabe.............................25 Canatal...............................................33 Century Drywall, Inc.........................34 Contoocook Artesian Well Co............14 Coreslab Structures............................21 CSI - Contracting Specialists Inc.......14 Delta Roofing of SE. Mass, LLC.......23 EHK Adjorlolo & Associates, Inc......12 Exterior Designs, Inc.........................11 Galway Services.................................12 General Safety Services Corp..............7 Geothermal Drilling of N.E...............20 Goldstein-Milano...............................15 Greystone Equipment LLC................38 Greenscape, Inc..................................43 HDS Architecture, Inc........................29 Imperia Corporation...........................19 Lee Kennedy Co., Inc........................11 Limbach Company.............................28 M.J. Flaherty Company........................3

Marr....................................................19 Marr....................................................37 MASCON Trade Show........................9 N. B. Kenney, Inc.................................4 NAIOP...............................................14 NEFCO Corporation..........................27 NESEA Trade Show...........................16 New England Baptist.........................22 Nothern Business Machines...............18 Novel Iron..........................................34 NRI Data and Business Products.........6 O’Brien & Sons, Inc..........................15 Patent Construction Systems.............12 Precast Specialties Corp.....................18 Pro Con..............................................39 RDK Engineers..................................10 Rist-Fost Shumway............................20 Robert N. Karpp, Inc..........................21 Sandy Guidetti Graphics....................39 Service Point......................................13 SFC Engineering Partnership, Inc......29 Solectria Renewables.........................20 Steel Fabricators of N. E....................10 The Torrey Company, Inc....................5 The Welch Corp.................................24 Union Fence, Inc................................30 Valleycrest............................................8 W.F. Shea Painting.............................11 W.L. French Excavating.....................31 Wessling Architects............................35 Williams Scotsman..............................6

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Established in 1985, The Torrey Company, Inc. is a total building and construction management firm that focuses on a broad range of commercial and industrial operations. These operations include: Co-Generator Plants, Corporate Centers, Department Stores, Food Processing Plants, Freezer Plants, Higher Education, R & D Facilities, Resorts, Shopping Centers, Supermarkets and Warehouses.


Our broad range of clients include: Adam Associates Arista Development, LLC Big Y Supermarkets BJ’s Wholesale Club Braintree Laboratories Brown University Browning Ferris Industries Charles River Capital, Inc. Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc.


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AIA 2009 Award Winners

Edward A. Bond, Jr. Inducted

Everett, MA – Edward A. are: to represent a diverse Bond, Jr. CCM, CEO of Bond community of thought leaders Brothers construction, was rewho lend their knowledge and cently inducted into the College insight to the strategic issues of Fellows by the Construction facing the industry and profesManagement Association of sion; to identify and develop America (CMAA). future leaders; and to take an The Fellows designation is active role in CMAA. Bond has one of CMAA’s highest honors, been an active CMAA member conferred upon industry leaders for 13 years. Since 2003, he Bond, Jr. who have made significant conhas served on the Construction tributions to their organizations Manager Certification Institute and profession. Board of Governors. The goals of the College of Fellows

Topping Off at Fan Pier

Boston, MA - The Honorable Thomas M. Menino and Joseph Fallon, president and CEO of The Fallon Company, recently celebrated the topping off of ONE Marina Park Drive at Fan Pier. ONE Marina Park Drive is an 18-story building that offers approximately 525,000sf of space overall – with 465,000sf of Class A office space, and more than 40,000sf of “lifestyle” services, restaurants and retail space. It will be the only LEED-certified building to open in Boston in the year 2010 ONE Marina Park Drive is being designed by world renowned, Boston-based architects, Elkus/Manfredi. The office building, distinctive with design elements of stone, cast stone and glass, as well as a dramatic glass curtain wall, will offer magnificent views of the waterfront and surrounding Boston skyline. Turner Construction is the general contractor.

The association’s Twenty Five Year Award for 2009 will go to BTA+ Architects, founded in 1966 as Benjamin Thompson & Assocaiates, Inc for its work on Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The Award “recognizes an architectural design that has stood the test of time.” Completed for the Faneuil Hall Marketplace photo courtesy Bicentennial in 1976 with BTA+ Architects ©Steve Rosenthal phases extending to 1978, AIA also announced that Barbara NaFaneuil Hall Marketplace del, FAIA, will be honored with the 2009 was an adaptive reuse project that revitalEdward C. Kemper Award for Service to ized one of Boston’s most notable landthe Profession. mark districts. Nadel has served in many capacities Philip loheed, AIA, principal of toat the AIA. As chair of the 21st Century day’s BTA+ Architects, believes the BTA Embassy Task Force, she is currently infirm’s redesign was so successful because volved in promoting design excellence and it created “a primary place of public hossecurity in American buildings abroad. pitality for Boston.” According to Jane Award recipients will be honored at Thompson of Thompson Design Group, the Architectural Foundation’s “Accent on partner in BTA’s original concept team, “It Architecture” gala and at the 2009 AIA nasucceeded in its far-reaching objective of tional convention. recyclng history to revitalize the center city and waterfront for decades to come.”

SCUP Awards

The 2009 SCUP Awards call for entries deadline is approaching. The categories are: SCUP Excellence in Planning–three categories SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture–one category SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture–four categories

Submittals are due Friday, February 27, 2009. For further details: log onto http:// www.scup.org/membership/awards/call_ for_entries.html. If you have any questions, contact Betty Cobb at betty.cobb@scup.org or 734.998.6595

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Sustainable Design Call For Entries

Boston, MA - Sustainable Design, a BSA biennial design competition co-sponsored by The AIA New York Chapter, honors work that contributes, by its design, to the creation of a sustainable world. This award recognizes that the overuse of fossil fuels, unprecedented population growth, and the pollution of air, water and the land cannot continue. Sustainable development should provide a basic level of comfort for all while repairing and protecting local and global ecosystems for future generations. A

broad deďŹ nition of sustainability must include social, economic, cultural, aesthetic and natural components of our environment. This program is open to any designer practicing anywhere in the world; the work submitted may be anywhere in the world. “Designersâ€? in this context includes anyone involved in the physical design of places or buildings, including architects, planners, landscape architects, engineers and allied design professionals. Entries are due February 2; ďŹ nd a detailed call for entries at architects.org/awards.

Bill Dunham LEED Accredited

Stoughton, MA - Bill Dunham, a project manager with J.C. Higgins Corp., has received accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED professional. J.C. Higgins Corp. is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.

RDK Roundtable Series

Boston, MA - Boston-based RDK Engineers hosted the second in a series of Roundtable discussions aimed at leaders in the building design and construction industry. This second RDK Roundtable, entitled, “BIM – Are You Keeping Up with the Trend?â€? included panelists Stephen Rines from Autodesk and Jill Rothenberg, chief information ofďŹ cer of ADD Inc. Discussion also included Mike Crowther of J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

and Pat Murphy of RDK Engineers. The participants shared their experiences and insight on how to successfully introduce BIM capabilities to a ďŹ rm in the most effective way, how to best encourage cooperation among consultants to produce a BIM model, as well as the liability in doing BIM Design and Construction. Additional Roundtables will be held bi-monthly in Boston and at other RDK ofďŹ ces in Massachusetts, New Jersey and North Carolina.

Copley Wolff Design Group announced that Michael D’Angelo, Melissa Braun, and Nicholas Campanelli are now LEED Accredited Professionals.

New Identity For NAIOP

Needham, MA - NAIOP Massachusetts announced, in conjunction with NAIOP corporate, a new name and brand identity that clearly represents its membership’s expansion into a broader scope of commercial real estate development. NAIOP Massachusetts is the largest of 56 NAIOP chapters throughout North America and is now the ofďŹ cial chapter for all commercial real estate development professionals within the Commonwealth. “Our chapter has long represented all sectors of the commercial real estate industry, and that will now be reected by our name and brand identity,â€? said David Begelfer, NAIOP Massachusetts’s CEO. “Though we have long been known informally as NAIOP Massachusetts, this change represents a formal acknowledgement of our diverse membership base and of our

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HMFH Reopens War Memorial

Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects, a leading architectural firm focused on the design of innovative learning environments, announced the formal dedication and reopening of the Cambridge War Memorial Recreation Center for the City of Cambridge. The 73,000sf, two-story facility is located at the city’s public high school. With its attached swimming pool and field house, the War Memorial Recreation Center serves 2,000 students daily and func-

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tions as Cambridge’s central community athletic facility. The facility includes three pools, a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness room, a multipurpose room and separate locker room facilities for school and public use. HMFH designed a program of renovations to improve and update all building systems, provide better public circulation and access, and more ap-

propriately house the city’s athletic programs. The renovated facility includes new school and community entrances, new student locker and shower facilities, separate locker rooms for night and weekend use by non-students, administrative offices and classrooms for the high school and for recreation department programs, as well as flexible, shared spaces to serve all users. The grand reopening ceremony included the unveiling of a special plaque in memory of William E. Gurry (1916-1983), former Director of Recreation Programs & Pool Manager for the Cambridge War Memorial facility.

Request for Materials Boston, MA - The Building

Materials Resource Center, a nonprofit building materials reuse center in Boston, is seeking donations of refrigerators, stoves, and insulation for mostly low- and moderate-income homeowners living in Greater Boston. The Center is seeking highquality appliances that are relatively new (less than five years old) and in excellent condition. These donation guidelines ensure that recipients will have energy-efficient appliances that they can count on to last for many years. This includes materials that are being removed during remodeling, surplus materials, and other items that might otherwise be discarded, such as cabinetry, newer appliances, doors, windows, and flooring. Insulation is also highly sought by customers seeking to better weatherize their homes. Items in demand include fiberglass insulation batts, rigid foam insulation board, and bales of blow-in cellulose. The Building Materials Resource Center is located at 100 Terrace Street in Boston’s Roxbury Crossing neighborhood. More information is available by calling 617-442-8917 or visiting www.bostonbmrc.org.

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BIM is an intelligent design software and requires the drafter to understand the principles of the designs as well. Because of the requirements of the BIM platform, the drafter is forced to take on more responsibility for the coordination and routing of the design, and ensuring that there are no design conflicts. With this responsibility also comes the burden of understanding how to design in multiple platforms and also mastering a particular discipline within each platform. This requires a major firm investment that includes the purchase of multiple software platforms, licenses, IT support, and most importantly, additional training of staff. We anticipate that this may change the staffing needs and dynamics for the MEP industry as a whole. Having the capabilities of 2D, 3D design and BIM is no longer a luxury for an MEP firm, but a necessity. It is imperative to adapt to this demand for several reasons: clients are requesting this capability, efficiencies in operation can be achieved, and the payback and benefits for building owners is great. The use of the BIM platform will inspire better teamwork among disciplines and create better integrated, connected, and coordinated building designs. As an industry we should embrace true interdisciplinary coordination and the opportunity for building owners to achieve better designed buildings and improved building performance and operation over the lifetime of a facility.

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creased value of their construction dollar. The slowed economy has significantly reduced cost volatility, in turn increasing cost The library will provide a quiet respite with custom cabinetry, access to WIFI and a flat screen TV. The dining room will offer formal seating for up to 16 persons, crown moldings, and a built-in buffet area. The gourmet kitchen has been designed to enable guests or caterers to prepare full meals with easy access to the dining room. Pro Con Inc. has designed the clubhouse to complement the classic New England style community. Plans call for the clubhouse’s exterior to have a stone façade on the ground floor level and clapboard on the first floor. Construction of the clubhouse began in June 2006 and Pro Con has scheduled a December 2006

projects just as successfully as large scale new construction – all while providing best value pricing. A Sound Sales Strategy A common pitfall in times like these is a company’s temptation to scramble for any project regardless of whether or not it fits their business model. Companies that

online in the near future. Work will continue behind the scenes Owners also benefit from working with contractors that to install two new boilers and a new sprinhave diverse project size capabilities. kler system throughout the building. The eventual outcome will be a state-of-the-art building that the community can be proud manager at conceptual or schematic design decide to perform outside their expertise of and that will meet our needs for many Babson College Undergradu while others may benefit from a bid be- and established business plan put their repyears to come. tween general contractors. Either way, you utation, finances, and customers at risk. At must hire a contractor with a positive repu- Lee Kennedy Co., we have always viewed tation with subcontractors and suppliers to our approach to revenue and sales with a fully realize these cost savings. long-term vision based on relationships and helping clients achieve their building goals. Diversify This organic perspective provides us more Everyone understands the impor- control over the firm’s growth and, in many tance of diversity in business revenue, es- cases, helps us prevail in these conditions. pecially in times like these. Diversity by We have certainly seen the effect of size, sector and geography all open doors this economy on the real estate and conP.O. 326 market. While I agree that the curto new opportunities and keep your teamBox struction Woonsocket, RImarket 02895 working during even the slowest times. rent is one of the most challenging Owners also benefit from working our industry has seen, we have to remain with contractors that have diverse project committed to our clients, our strategic plan phone size capabilities. These firms offer flex- and to expanding a diverse portfolio of ibility in the face of shiftingfax priorities by work if we want to maintain momentum managing smaller deferred maintenance through this period.

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High-Profile Focus: Forecast 2009

NAIOP Massachusetts Installs 2009 Leadership Team

McCall to Serve as 2009 Chapter President, Davis Moves to Chairman; Special Awards Given


eedham, MA - NAIOP Massachusetts recently elected a new president and board of directors, along with a new executive committee. The new board includes the principals of many of the region’s leading commercial real estate ďŹ rms. Kevin McCall, president & CEO, Paradigm Properties, was elected president. In this capacity, he will work closely with NAIOP staff and Chapter leadership to guide the Chapter’s operations. McCall has over 25 years of direct real estate experience, with speciďŹ c expertise in structured and direct investing as well as real estate operations and development. Sarah Abrams, Fidelity Real Estate Company, will serve as president - elect, and Jonathan Davis, The Davis Companies, will serve as chairman of the board of directors. Davis served as the 2008 Chapter president, and Abrams served as the 2008



Davis secretary/treasurer. Brian Kavoogian, Charles River Realty Investors, was elected the new secretary/treasurer, and Kathryn West, Partners HealthCare System, will serve as the Chapter’s senior vice president.

Other members of the 2009 NAIOP Executive Committee elected at the meeting are: V.P. Chapter Affairs: Michael Wilcox, The BulďŹ nch Companies, Inc.; V.P. Education: Gary Pease, Nitsch Engineering; V.P. Education: John Wolff, Bank of America; V.P. Membership: Jennifer Moore, Turner Construction Company; Asst. V.P. Membership: Furze, Crosspoint Associates, Inc.; V.P. Programs: Gallagher, Jr., The Gallagher Company; Asst. V.P. Programs: Robert Dickey, Jones Lang LaSalle; V.P. Public Affairs: Paula Devereaux, Rubin and Rudman LLP; Asst. V.P. Public Affairs: Douglas Landry, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; V.P. Special Events: Daniel Ouellette, Citizens Bank; V.P. Charitable Events: Kathryn Hester, Hines; V.P. Charitable Events: Thomas Landry, TA Associates Realty; Chair Bus Tour: Thomas Collins, Cushman & WakeďŹ eld of Mass.; Chair Developing Leaders:

Michael Olson, Jones Lang LaSalle; Vice Chair Dev. Leaders: Nathan Riner, The Riner Group. At the Annual Meeting, NAIOP Massachusetts also presented several special awards to select members who have made signiďŹ cant contributions to NAIOP. Jon Davis presented the 2008 President’s Award to two members who have made signiďŹ cant contributions in separate ways to the Chapter’s goal of community involvement. The ďŹ rst was given to Garry Holmes, president of R.W. Holmes Realty, who served as the chairman of the 2008 Charitable Events Committee. The second President’s Award was presented to Amanda Strong, director at Colony Realty Partners, and president of the African American Real Estate Professionals of New England (AAREP). The Chapter’s Public Affairs Award was given to Bob Fishman, of Nutter, McClennen & Fish.

Ensuring Bargain Buying Becomes a Value Proposition

By Fred Mulligan, PE, DBIA President, to perform well. Working in a school and Cutler Associates, Inc. working in a residence may look the same There is a silver lining in the current but they are two very different animals. economic cloud – this is a great time to be Most often, the best results will be obtained a purchaser of design and construction ser- from people who have had experience with vices. the particular project type to be built. As a result of a worldwide slowdown, 2. Create a team that will collabopressure has come off of commodity prices. rate. Designing and building a project is a Locally, the slowdown has resulted in in- problem-solving process. Inherent in that creased competition for a reduced ow of statement is the fact that the project team work. In a climate such as this, it is tempt- will face problems and will need to collaboing to award projects based solely on the rate to solve them. In a difďŹ cult economy lowest cost or bid for the work. the problems will only be worse. The pricing may appear to be There may be shortages of matetoo good to be true, and like rial, suppliers and subcontractors many things that are too good may experience cash shortages, to be true, this approach can and reliable resources may become have some very serious aws. less dependable. The only way a Take a look at perceived team overcomes these obstacles is costs versus value. While cost by working intensely together in a is a major factor in the value cooperative way to push through received in any purchase, it is the issues and get the project built. not the only factor. Given the Design-build is often a good soluMulligan complexities of most major tion when the project parameters capital projects there are many are appropriate, as collaboration other goals and objectives to be met. Qual- is an underlying assumption of this delivity, safety, timeliness and risk avoidance ery system. Construction management, come to mind as a few of the major ones. typically “at risk,â€? is another good option The same forces that are driving pricing as long as the team members function in an down are driving risk up. While it truly is a integrated manner that puts the interests of buyer’s market, only the wise buyer will get the project ďŹ rst. true value in the end. 3. Purchase from the entire marKeep in mind the following to ensure ketplace. According to a Wharton School your bargain becomes a value proposition: study, the construction industry in Massa1. Select a quality team. In this chusetts is 78% open shop and 22% unioneconomy, the low bid ďŹ rm may in fact also ized. A merit or open shop approach allows be the weakest ďŹ nancially or the most des- an owner access to the entire marketplace perate. Pre-qualifying project participants and results in the most value-driven, comis always important, but it is critical in times petitive pricing. Work is best awarded to such as this. Owners should examine the pre-qualiďŹ ed ďŹ rms based on merit deďŹ ned ďŹ nancial underpinnings and technical capa- by quality, safety, budget, schedule and serbility of the ďŹ rms they solicit. A detailed vice. The goal is to get the best resources on reference check will go a long way toward the project at the best price and to let them guaranteeing performance once the work collaborate to solve problems and deliver starts. Meeting the hands-on project team value. is also crucial. Facilities have become more 4. Document well. A good contract and more specialized. It often takes a ďŹ rm reects the spirit of agreement reached by with experience in the speciďŹ c needs of a job the parties. It is the compass that the team

uses when serious problems occur. It is important that contracts are artfully drafted in tough times. This is not to say that the contract has to be tough – it has to be wise, fair and well made. The contract should carefully spell out the duties that the parties have to each other and describe costs to be paid, schedules to be met, and remedies when concerns arise. 5. Stick together. If there was ever a

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Renaissance Hotel under construction

Renaissance Hotel on Schedule Pro Con Architect and CM

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Foxborough, Ma – Construction of the new Marriott Renaissance Hotel and Spa at Patriot Place is proceeding on schedule. S & S Hotels, LLC of Manchester, N.H. is developing the Renaissance Hotel & Spa, and Colwen Management Inc. of Nashua, N.H. will manage the resort. Pro Con Inc, of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the project, which is being financed by RBS Citizens Bank. The Renaissance Hotel and Spa anchors the stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues at Patriot Place and is adjacent to Gillette Stadium. “The six-story hotel is nearly weather

tight and we are ready to begin dry-walling and installing the rough electrical,” reported Pro Con Inc project manager. “The first floor cement slabs have been placed for the commercial kitchen and the spa and we are getting prepared to shoot the Gunite pool.” The hotel’s public spaces will include a stylish 98-seat restaurant, a private dining room, a lounge with 60-foot bar and stone hearth oven, a flexible-space conference room, an enclosed business center, a club lounge on the fifth floor, a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a full-service spa with 14 treatment rooms that will offer facials, massages, body wraps/scrubs, nail care, and hair care.

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January, 2009


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Shops at Quonset Point Midway

Architect Bergmeyer, CM Integrated Builders

North Kingston, RI - Integrated Builders, a construction management, design-build and general contracting ďŹ rm, has reached the mid-construction point of the ďŹ rst phase of the retail and ofďŹ ce development of The Shops at Quonset Point in North Kingstown. As part of an $80 million master development plan, The Shops at Quonset Point is being developed by New Boston Fund. The ďŹ rst phase of the project consists of 200,000sf of space that includes 160,000sf of retail and 40,000sf of ofďŹ ce space. Integrated Builders is working on the completion of the 75,000sf Outside Air Center, which includes a shell for a 25,000sf Dave’s grocery store. The entire development, when completed, is expected to have a limited ser-

vice hotel, a visitor’s center, local grocer, drug store, coffee shop, restaurants, a bank, small shops, and two anchor stores. The design incorporates innovative sustainable elements such as use of recycled materials, and other sustainable green strategies. “The project started in spring this year and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2009,� said Jay Dacey, president of Integrated Builders. Architect for the project is Bostonbased Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. Other members of the project team include: civil engineer - Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. of Providence, R.I.; structural engineer - ODEH Engineers, Inc. of North Providence, R.I., and MEP engineer - Lexington, Mass-based AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.

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New Facility Development Plans Coming on Line 2009

Hartford, CT - Hartford Hospital Parking Garage is a $47 million project to be located at Seymour Street and Retreat Avenue. The estimated start date is April 2009 with completion also during spring 2009. Plans call for construction of an eight-story new employee parking garage with 1275 parking spaces. The existing Jefferson Street garage will be renovated to provide an additional 400 public parking spaces. The contact for the project representing the owner is J. Kevin Kinsella, Vice President, Hartford Health Care of Hartford. www. harthosp.org. • Monroe, Conn. - The Dogwoods plans call for a 1 million sf life care community for the elderly, with apartment and villa housing. The project will include assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care facilities. • Stamford, Conn. - Outpatient Physical Medicine Services Facility plans call for an outpatient physical medicine clinic. • Stamford, Conn. - Stamford Hospital Expansion plans call for a multi-phased expansion project at Stamford Hospital. The ďŹ rst phase of

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January, 2009

High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News


The Green Roundtable Calendar Events for January

USM, Harriman, and JCN Construction are recognized for eco-friendly residence hall

USM Res. Hall Gets LEED Gold Designed by Harriman

Gorham, ME - The University of Southern Maine’s new residence hall has received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmentally responsible design. The new 296-bed, 101,000sf residence hall located at USM Gorham was designed by Harriman, and constructed by JCN Construction. It is the first residence hall in Maine to receive LEED Gold certification. USM has three other LEED certified buildings, including the Abromson Community Education

Center, which was the first project in the state to receive Gold certification; the John Mitchell Center, which was the first university project in the state to receive LEED certification; and the Child Care Center with a LEED Silver certification. The certification is based on strict environmental criteria related to site development and the careful use of energy, water, and materials to minimize the building’s impact on the environment.

The following is an abbreviated 1/29/2009 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. list of events for the month of Decem• The Green Roundtable--LEED ber offered through the Green Roundta- Accredited Professional Study Group ble. For full details on any listing, visit: http://www.nexusboston.com/space/ 2/3/2009 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. events.html/2008/9. • The Green Roundtable1/21/2009 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. -LEED AP Test Prep Training • The Green RoundtableMark -January Roundtable: LEED 2/4/2009 3:00 pm Your 2009, The Next Generation 2/18/2009 5:30 pm • The Green RoundtaCalendar 1/27/2009 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ble--Implementing LEED for • The Forum--Boston Contractors Training LEED Users Group (BLUG): For more information, LEED 2009 and LEED AP visit http://www.nexusboston. com/space/events.html/2009/1

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LEED Contractors Training

The Green Roundtable invites General Contractors, Waste Management Contractors, or anyone on the project team interested in the contractor’s role in a LEED project to a three day training course starting Feb 4. The goal of this training is to build capacity for general contractors and subcontractors to implement the LEED process and attain LEED Certification on their projects. This training consists of three sessions. For details visit http://www.nexusboston. com/space/events/the-green-roundtable-leed-for-contractors.html.

MA – Tighe & Bond, Inc. announced that David L. Loring has earned his LEED Accredited Professional. Loring is a registered profesLoring sional engineer with experience in a broad range of civil engineering disciplines. www.buildingenergy.nesea.org


ALTERNATIVE ENERGY & BUILDING EFFICIENCY ‘09 Conference & Exhibition May 18-20, 2009

The Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston will host the Alternative Energy & Building Efficiency ‘09 Conference & Exhibition.

This unique event is bringing the Alternative Energy industry and the Energy Efficient Building industry together. Joining these industry leading companies will be one of the broadest and most relevant attendee bases, including City Municipalities, Developers, Colleges & Universities, Architects, Builders, Engineers, Utilities, Office Complexes, Factories & Industrial Centers, Shopping Centers, and much more.


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Congratulations to the winners of the 16th Annual ABC Massachusetts Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards Commercial/Institutional/Industrial, Over $5 Million


Cutler Associates, Inc., Worcester, MA Project: University of Hartford – New Residence Hall, West Hartford, CT Owner: University of Hartford Architect: Cutler Design, Inc. Award: Merit

Pre-Engineered Building $2M - $10M

Bowdoin Construction Corporation, Needham Heights, MA Project: The Village at Colony Place, Plymouth, MA Owner: Saxon Real Estate Partners LLC Architect: Carter Burgess Award: Merit

Erland Construction, Inc., Burlington, MA Project: Library Addition for Newton Country Day School, Newton, MA Owner: Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Architect: D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects, Inc. Award: Eagle Tocci Building Corporation, Woburn, MA Project: Aloft & Element Hotels Campus, Lexington, MA Owner: Starwood Hotels & Resorts International Architect: Fruchtman Associates Engineer: Costas Kondylis and Partners LLP Award: Merit

Commercial/Institutional/Industrial, $1 - $5 Million C.E. Floyd Company, Inc., Bedford, MA Project: Latitude 43, Gloucester, MA Owner: Aqua Restaurant Corporation Architect: Poore & Co. Award: Eagle Historical Renovation Over $1 Million Kaplan Corporation, Brookline, MA Project: Washington Mills Lofts, Lawrence, MA Owner: WM Lofts LLC Architect: Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels, Inc. Award: Merit L.D. Russo, Inc., Harvard, MA Project: The Blakeley Building, Lawrence, MA Owner: Volunteers of America Architect: Elton + Hampton Architects, Inc. Award: Merit

Public Works/Environmental

Methuen Construction Company, Inc., Salem, NH Project: Somersworth Water Treatment Facility, Somersworth, NH Owner: City of Somersworth Engineer: Wright-Pierce Award: Eagle

Erland Construction, Inc., Burlington, MA Project: Mass. Maritime Academy Cadet Residence Hall Expansion, Bourne, MA Client: Massachusetts State College Building Authority Architect: Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Award: Eagle J.M. Coull, Inc., Maynard, MA Project: F.W. Webb Wholesale and Local Distribution Facility, Bennington, VT Owner: F. W. Webb Company Architect: Design-Science Award: Merit

Mechanical, Commercial/Industrial Over $1 Million DECCO, Inc., Brookline, NH Project: PD Relocation/Suite 6 Project, Hopkinton, MA Owner: Lonza Biologics Engineer: Parsons Award: Merit

Electrical, Commercial/Industrial Over $1 Million

Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc., Holliston, MA Project: Evergreen Solar: 75 MWPV Manufacturing, Devens, MA Client: Turner Construction Architect/Engineer: CH2M Hill Award: Eagle Interstate Electrical Services Corp., North Billerica, MA Project: Genzyme CUP Building, Framingham, MA Owner: Genzyme Corporation Engineer: B.R. & A. Consulting Engineers Award: Eagle The RELCO Companies, South Easton, MA Project: Milford Regional Cancer Center, Milford, MA Client: Consigli Construction Company Architect: Steffian Bradley Architects Engineer: R.W. Sullivan Engineering Award: Merit

Spirit Award – Highest ABC Member Particiaption

Cutler Associates, Inc., Worcester, MA Project: University of Hartford – New Residence Hall, West Hartford, CT Owner: University of Hartford Architect: Cutler Design, Inc.

For information on these and other outstanding merit shop contractors, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.abcma.org" www.abcma.org or call 781-273-0123.

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January, 2009


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

(l - r): Todd Walles, VP, Weston Solutions; Robert Minicucci, Special Projects Mgr. NH DES Environmental Leadership Initiatives; Peter A. Ceribelli, Sr. VP, Weston Solutions; Mayor Jim Bouley, City of Concord; Robert Varney, Region Administrator, EPA New England; Jim Loft, AIA, Sr. VP, Pro Con Inc.; Brenda Litchfield, VP, Citizens Bank; and James Ricker, Project Mgr., Weston Solutions.

Pro Con and Weston

Kick-off Green Development

Concord, NH – Representatives from Weston Solutions Inc., Pro Con Inc. and Citizens Bank welcomed officials from the City of Concord, the Environmental Protection Agency and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services at a ceremony held on December 16, 2008. The gathering signified the start of site preparation activities for Weston’s new regional headquarters to be located at 45 Constitution Avenue. Redevelopment of this property will expand revitalization efforts within the Horseshoe Pond area, meanwhile bringing jobs and income to the City and regional companies. Citizens Bank of Concord is providing construction financing for the project. Attendees commended Weston for

choosing to cleanup a contaminated site and for putting its corporate philosophy of sustainability into practice at the local level. Demolition of the blighted structures was accomplished with upwards of 95% of the materials being recycled or reused. The new office building is being designed to achieve LEED® Certification and will showcase sustainable features including Weston’s GreenGrid® green roof system. Given Weston’s desire for an integrated design-build team, it selected Pro Con Inc. as architect and construction manager. Pro Con Inc. is a full service architecture, engineering and construction management firm specializing in commercial, hospitality, institutional, industrial and multi-family residential projects.

Concord, NH - The Institution Recycling Network (IRN) has achieved a 98% recycling rate during the demolition and reconstruction of DeMerritt Hall on the UNH campus. Constructed in 1914, DeMeritt Hall was longtime home to the UNH physics department and a campus landmark. In June 2007 UNH and general contractor Harvey Construction of Bedford began to demolish the old DeMeritt Hall to make way for a 52,000sf steel structure to carry the UNH physics program through another half-century or more of teaching and research. Phase One of the project included the selective salvage of building components to hold for reuse in the new building. These items included wood flooring, slate blackboards and a variety of fixtures and furnish-

ings. These were stored on campus during construction for reinstallation in the new structure. Items that couldn’t be placed in the new DeMeritt were managed through IRN’s surplus program, which places items for reuse through U.S. and international disaster relief organizations. After salvage was complete, demolition procedures were implemented that optimized recycling opportunities. Based on its DeMeritt Hall experience, Harvey Construction is incorporating a recycling plan into nearly all of its new projects, and UNH is headed in the same direction. “Recycling just makes sense,” says Harvey Project Manager Andrew Martino. “It makes financial sense. It makes environmental sense.”

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NESEA’s Building Energy Conference and Trade Show

Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center March 10-12, 2009 Real Solutions. Real Experts. The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) hosts BuildingEnergy09, the most prestigious regional

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January, 2009


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Building Modeling for Energy Cost Savings

By Delbert B. Smith, Jr., PE, CPD, LEED AP and James G. Kowalski, PE, CGD, LEED AP of Consulting Engineering Services, Inc. aving energy: It’s the hottest topic in both public and private facilities across the nation today. Thankfully, the ways to save energy are becoming more plentiful and more meaningful as we come to accept technology that has been successfully used for years in other countries. Our society has placed a more vigorous focus on environmental, energy, and security costs related to building construction. As a result, the art and craft of modeling building design alternatives for annual energy cost savings has become more of an accepted requirement than a novelty limited to just certain types of projects. Why Ene­­rgy Modeling? Energy modeling provides a “prediction” of energy cost savings comparison between the baseline building and different design options based on a schedule of design variables. Design options that affect the model include building orientation, the building envelope, lighting (and daylighting), and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The non-fixed design variables such as occupancy and postoccupancy building management practices such as maintenance, scheduling, process loads and end-user set points will always be different in “real life” than the energy model predictions. Energy modeling also provides important data to contribute to those design


decisions that come with a higher first cost. A building energy model can provide the basis of numbers for life–cycle cost goals, utility costs and thermal performance. These real numbers are also necessary for LEED credit requirements as well as local, state and federal incentives and rebate programs. When Do We Need an Energy Model? Ideally, the building energy model is a “live” document that begins at the conceptual design phase and is updated at regular intervals throughout each subsequent phase through construction. As changes are made to the design, changes are made to the model, thereby giving real-time feedback to the entire project team. Changes

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to the envelope, window glazing, lighting, building orientation and mechanical systems can have drastically different effects on the energy performance of a building. For example, a model of a recent LEED NC 2.2 registered project showed that significant savings could be obtained with minor to moderate changes in design. An enhanced building envelope, coupled with ground source heat pump technology, netted a 70-ton load decrease in heating and cooling loads. These changes also resulted in an annual energy savings of $30,000 per year and an additional capital investment savings of nearly $175,000. What Can I Learn From an Energy Model? From a building owner’s perspec-

tive, an energy model of your facility can provide you with a snapshot of that building’s energy usage. That snapshot can be a useful planning tool for budgeting, planning for capital improvement projects and maintaining a real-life building operations maintenance plan. This model is a snapshot, however, and like all snapshots the subject may not look the same over time. Imagine if your energy modeling summary was completed in July of 2008, and this model provided your budgeting plan for oil costs this winter. While an energy model can be a useful tool, it can’t predict the future. The benefits that energy modeling provide the owner should far outweigh the additional design costs that are afforded by these services. One item that you can certainly learn from an energy model is the number of points you will receive in the Optimizing Energy credit for LEED certification, a credit that applies to all of the USGBC rating systems. An energy model is required for each and every building project seeking LEED certification. For design and construction professionals, contractors and building owners, we have a lot of choices when it comes to energy efficiency. Some are worth the time and expense, some are not. With an energy model of a building, we can make educated choices on the best technologies to meet our needs today, and for years to come. Consulting Engineering Services is located in Middletown, Conn. and Boston, Mass.

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Charlestown, MA - Solectria Renewables of Lawrence announced the completion of a 109kW PV system by NexAmp, Inc. at the Charlestown maintenance facility of Boston Sand & Gravel. This project utilizes Solectria Renewables’ premium efficiency and American-made 95kW gridtied inverter and fused string combiners. Boston Sand & Gravel is the first to install a solar project over 100kW in Boston under Governor Deval Patrick’s Commonwealth Solar and Mayor Tom Menino’s Solar Boston Initiatives. Designed and installed by Nexamp, Inc. of North Andover, a turnkey clean energy solutions company, and financed with help from the state’s Commonwealth Solar initiative, the more than 550-panel PV system covers 22,000sf and will produce 75% (120,000 KWH) of the power used by the maintenance facility each year.

The project is estimated to eliminate over 94 tons of carbon dioxide annually from the environment. Combined with other energy savings initiatives, the solar installation will move the maintenance facility toward becoming energy neutral, and augments an established corporate environmental program that includes a focus on reducing the company’s carbon footprint through fuel conservation and energy reduction. “This installation marks an important step for the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts,” said James Worden, CEO of Solectria Renewables. “The solar components – inverter, combiners, PV racking and PV module – are all manufactured in the United States, and the installer is a Massachusetts-based company. Solectria Renewables is pleased to be a part of this historic installation.”

Suffolk Univ. Starts Theatre Project Suffolk Construction CM, CBT Architect

Boston, MA - Suffolk University and Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. recently celebrated the beginning of construction on the Modern Theatre residence hall project in Downtown Crossing in Boston. Suffolk Construction will manage the renovation and construction project, which will add a new theater to the Downtown Crossing district and create 197 suite-style units for Suffolk University students. In addition to the residence hall, the building will feature a 184-seat theater and lobby space that will also serve as a gallery. The new Suffolk University residence hall and theater is scheduled to open in fall 2010. The Modern Theatre project is be-


ing designed and constructed to meet green building and LEED certification standards. The project team will utilize environmentally friendly materials and systems throughout the construction phase, and architect CBT has designed the building to ensure its clean and efficient operation once construction is completed and the facility is fully functional. Suffolk Construction’s project team will carefully dismantle the cracking façade one stone at a time and will transport the stones to a restoration expert at another location. After the original stones are completely restored off site, the project team will carefully recreate the historic façade with the refurbished stones and material.

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LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Pilot: Union Crossing

By Mark Price LEED for Homes, the USGBC’s newest green building rating system for residential buildings (three stories and below), was launched in February 2008. Since the rating system is intended to align with the residential code, covering buildings three stories and below, as well as with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR verification process, and mapping to residential code, the new rating system naturally excludes residential buildings of four stories and higher. For many of us working with the pilot rating system for the two-plus years leading up to the launch, however, the question persisted: “Doesn’t it make more sense to apply LEED for Homes to larger residential buildings, rather than use LEED NC?” It was to answer this question that the USGBC decided to run a concurrent pilot, the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Pilot, for residential buildings from four to six stories. While many of the popular places to live in New England approach full buildout, and as environmental and energy concerns with automobile transportation continue to increase, the push is on toward community- and public-transit-based redevelopmen. This means many of the industrial-age mills and other buildings become prime candidates for conversion into midrise housing. Take, for example, Lawrence Community Works’ Union Crossing project, envisioned to “provide the opportunity to cre-

space and public access to the Merrimack River. Maggie Super Church of Lawrence Community Works (LCW) has aggressive sustainability goals for the large-scale project and recently attended a green charrette workshop, put on by the USGBC at GreenBuild, to assist her project team in assessing the compatibility of the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Pilot on the project. LCW had already looked into LEED NC certification and was interested in understanding the differences between the two systems. Tom Hartman (Coldham & Hartman Architects), project architect for Union Crossing, said after the charrette: “We are comfortably in Platinum territory.” He found what many projects are discovering, that LEED for Homes is more streamlined to use, more cost-effective, and more applicable than LEED NC View looking south across walkway and green deck to new entrance to Building 9 on large residential buildings. Mark Price is a senior sustainate a new neighborhood in the heart of the ment, build resident assets and wealth, and ability specialist at Steven Winter Associmill district that is accessible to Lawrence promote education and wellness.” Union ates, Inc. in Boston, a building systems conresidents and minutes from downtown Crossing will transform a complex of 19th sulting firm and LEED for Homes Provider. and the train station. The proposed 125+ century textile mills into approximately He can be tracked down at the upcoming mixed-income housing units, new day care 400,000sf of renovated and newly-built NESEA “Building Energy ‘09’”conference center, and significant new commercial space, including family and workforce and trade show, March 10-12, at the Seaand community space will set a standard housing, commercial office, retail, and port World Trade Center, Boston, Mass., or for energy-efficient and healthy develop- community facilities, as well as new green on their website: www.swinter.com.

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oston, MA - Admiral Construction was selected as the construction manager to complete the weatherization and exterior façade work at the New England Baptist Hospital. The project is phased over a five year period ending in 2011. The scope of work consists of replacing over 1,000 windows in the hospital, all of which are being self performed by Admiral’s carpenters, generating a 7% cost savings to the owner. Every EPDM roof is being replaced, with over 1,000 lintels, soldier courses above, re-pointing and

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MFA Gets New Look and New Addition

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oston, MA - The Museum of Fine Arts has a new look and a new addition taking form. The MFA’s Building Project, designed in collaboration by architects Foster + Partners (London) and CBT Architects (Boston), will enrich the ways in which visitors encounter the MFA’s great works of art, improve navigation through its galleries, as well as enhance and increase space for its encyclopedic collection, educational programs, and special exhibitions. The recently completed State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance features full accessibility, a pair of reflecting pools with fountains, new landscaping, new sidewalks, and dramatic new lighting. In addition to the American Wing and the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, which encompass over 150,000sf, the Building Project includes: the creation of a new Ann and Graham Gund Gallery for

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rotating exhibitions, the addition of educational galleries (in the American Wing), the expansion of space for contemporary art in the Linde Family Wing (former West Wing), enhanced conservation labs, and the renovation of existing galleries in both the Evans Wing for the Art of Europe and the George D. and Margo Behrakis Wing for the Art of the Ancient World. Two major components of the Building Project already have

Exterior view of the Museum of Fne Arts. been completed: the opening in June of the Campaign, which raised $504 million, Fenway Entrance overlooking the Back $345 million of which was for the buildBay Fens to the north, and the Jean S. and ing, with the remaining funds assigned to Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center, located in operations and endowment. The new wing will be devoted to Art the heart of the Museum. The Huntington Avenue entrance to of the Americas on all four levels, allowing the Museum, which is currently undergo- for much broader and more imaginative ing renovation, will be completed in spring display of that collection. Museum Learning programs will gain space and improved 2009. The Building Project, which broke facilities, including a new 150-seat auditoground in 2005, is expected to be com- rium, classrooms, and seminar room. pleted in late 2010. It is supported by the Continued on next page recently completed Building the New MFA

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Exterior view of the Museum of fine arts. Continued from previous page Contemporary Art will benefit by having 250% more space for exhibitions and storage in the West Wing, when the present Graham Gund Gallery moves to its spacious new central location on the court level. Art of Europe galleries are being refurbished and Ancient World galleries will also see improvements. Conservation will be consolidated on two adjacent floors, with all facilities greatly improved. Two new conservation labs— for textiles and paper conservation—are already completed, located on the Museum’s second floor in space formerly occupied by the Library in the Huntington building. The MFA’s Building Project will be highlighted at the Massachusetts Building Congress Educational Breakfast Program on January 15. Principal speakers will be Walter “Budge� Upton, director of project development & construction, Museum of Fine Arts, Steven J. Weber, senior vice president, John Moriarty & Associates, Inc. and Michael Jones, RIBA, Partner, Foster + partners. Budge Upton has led the development and construction of some of the most prominent and iconic projects in Boston

including: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The TD Banknorth Garden, The Waterworks, and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Michael Jones joined Foster Associates in 1986 working as an architectural assistant on Stansted Airport, the third airport for London. After receiving his Masters Degree in Architecture in 1990, he returned to Sir Norman Foster and Partners and worked on the Deuxième LycÊe de FrÊjus in the South of France and was also one of two principal project architects on the Law Faculty for the University of Cambridge. Steve Weber joined Moriarty Associates in 1986. As senior vice president, he is responsible for staffing field operations in the Boston area. He further assures overall project executive responsibilities on select projects, managing all activities from pre-construction through all phases of construction. He has been involved in some of the firm’s largest projects including: Russia Wharf; 80 Broad Street; One First Street, Cambridge; Milton Landing, Milton; State Street Financial Center; and completion of interior space for the new One Lincoln Street tower in 2003.

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Konover Construction Announcements

Columbia, MD - Konover Construction Corporation (KCC) announced that DC USA, a multi-storied retail complex in metropolitan Washington, D.C., has received the McGraw-Hill award for construction excellence. KCC constructed several retail stores that are tenants of DC USA. The firm also has received the Safety, Training and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) Platinum Level Safety Award, one of the highest-level safety awards given by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The award recognizes organizaBill O’Neill of the East Coast Greenway Alliance accepts a check from Jeff Heidtman, CEO of Fuss & O’Neill (right) while contest winner Jonathan Curina looks on.

Fuss & O’Neill Donates to ECGA

Manchester, CT - The East Coast Greenway (ECGA) Alliance recently benefited from an employee Bike to Work contest at Fuss & O’Neill, based in Manchester. Employees were challenged to bike to work as often as they could instead of driving. The winner received an extra vacation day and everyone benefited from reduced emissions. Employees tracked their total mileage and days commuted on an electronic spreadsheet. This created a healthy sense of competition among the participants. “We had nine people participating and having fun,” said John Hankins, vice president of Fuss & O’Neill. “We commuted a total of 222 days to work covering almost 3,400 miles. That’s a significant reduction in fossil fuel consumption.” The

employee winner was Jonathan Curina, who rode over 800 miles for the year with the encouragement of his Dutch father-inlaw. At the end of the season, Fuss & O’Neill donated 10 cents per mile to the ECGA for each of the 3,380 miles biked, which came to $337.98. Connecticut’s ECGA coordinator, William O’Neill, was provided with the earnings in November, and indicated that the money will go to purchase and maintain a greenway informational kiosk to be located in Charter Oak Park in Manchester. “What a great added bonus,” Hankins said adding “Our efforts will go towards encouraging more ridership here in our own community.”

tions exhibiting an allegiance to keeping their workforce highly trained and significantly educated in the day-to-day process of safety guidelines. In addition, KCC announced that Allan Kleban, vice president for administration, has been named to the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee. Kleban will meet with the committee on a monthly basis to discuss key issues affecting the business climate in the county.

Acella to Build New Gym

Stoughton, MA - Acella Construction Corporation, one of New England’s leading construction services firms, announced that Gold’s Gym, the largest full service gym chain in the world, has hired Acella to build a new 45,000sf gym in Stoughton. The gym is slated to be completed in late 2009. The new facility will house an Olympic size swimming and splash pool in one section. The center of the building will be two stories and house an indoor track, exercise rooms, juice bar, tanning, physical therapy, and children’s activities area. The third section will contain the indoor basketball and racquetball court.

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Haverhill, MA - Essex Builders Corp. has completed construction on Evergreen Place (formerly known as Murray Court Housing), the new three-story, 20 SRO and one single-unit wood-framed building in Haverhill. Architectural design for the project was provided by Roundel 47, LLC of Scituate.

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New Facility Development Plans Continued from page 15

• Nantucket, MA , Nantucket Cottage Hospital Childcare Center Conversion plans call for the conversion of a childcare center into ofďŹ ce space for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. • Auburn, ME, Bolster Heights Addition plans call for a 16-bed residential care addition to an existing nursing facility. • New Haven, CT - An OfďŹ ce & Film Development plans call for a development that could include lawyers or doctor’s ofďŹ ces and space for a movie company. The medical space could possibly be a plastic surgery hospital. This project is anywhere between $5 -25 million and is in the planning and approval stage Contact: Architect, Regina Winters, Principal Zared Enterprises of New Haven. More information at: www. zaredarchitecture.com. The developer is Alejandro De Frutos, Cyber Wireless Telecom LLC. • Foxborough, MA - Biotech Park plans call for a 1.6 million sf biotechnology park with retail space and two parking garages. • nWorcester, MA - Shaw Building Renovations, UMass Medical School plans call for renovations to the Shaw Building, which is part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. • Fort Kent, ME - Remodel of For-

est Hill Nursing Home, Phase IV plans call for Phase IV of remodeling work at Forest Hills Nursing Home. • Gardner, MA - Northeast Veterans Training & Rehabilitation Center plans call for the construction of ten 2,400sf duplexes, a 6,000sf therapy building, and a 1,000sf maintenance garage. Work includes a photovoltaic system and geothermal wells. The Construction Manager is Baybutt Construction Corporation of Keene, NH with info at www.baybutt.com The Architect is Kuhn Riddle Architects of Amherst, MA with info at www.kuhnriddle.com • FairďŹ eld, CT - Carolton Chronic & Convalescent Hospital Renovations, plans call for construction of a new building for the Carolton Chronic & Convalescent Hospital, and renovations to an existing building to repair damage done by termites. The hospital also plans to redo the east wing to convert it into a nursing station. Developer/Owner, CMF Realty, LLC, Carolton Chronic & Convalescent, FairďŹ eld. The Architect is Gary Tierney, Principal, Design Two of Guilford. • Seekonk, MA - Human Services And Community Center plans call for the construction of a 10,500sf community center. The building will include an Continued on page 30

Pediatric Unit Renovated

Concord, NH - Lavallee Brensinger Architects of Manchester announced the opening of Concord Hospital’s newly renovated Pediatric Patient Care Unit in December. This unique unit provides individualized care and treatment to young, hospitalized patients. Bruss Construction was the CM and Millstone Engineering did MEP. A multi-function playroom meets the developmental Thoughtfully designed to needs of young patients. Photographer credit: meet the needs of young patients Kevin Harkins Photograph and their families, the unit inment room to preserve the young patients’ cludes four private and two semiprivate rooms, all with sleep-in capability perception of the safety and comfort of for parents to comfortably stay with their their own patient room and window bench seating that converts into sleeping accomchildren. Some of the features in The Pediat- modations for family members in each ric Patient Care Unit are: a multi-function room. “The design team worked hard to creplayroom that meets the developmental ate an environment that reduces the stress needs of young patients; a dedicated treaton kids and their families,â€? said Steve Clayman, Principal-in-Charge of Lavallee Brensinger Architects. Advanced Building Information Modeling technology was used by the architectural team, providing the users opportunities to view photo-realistic, 3D images during the creative process. This enabled the staff to easily visualize the space and actively participate in the design process, ensuring that the ďŹ nal solution met the needs of Concord Hospital’s newly renovated Pediatric the patients and caregivers. Patient Care Unit

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Lee Kennedy Completes Facility

ambridge, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. recently completed a $2.2 million vertical addition for swissnex boston, Consulate of Switzerland, atop the organization’s existing collaborative space in Cambridge. The contractor worked on the project in a design-build capacity with Swiss design firm Convergeo and local architect Darlow Christ Architects. The contemporary design features few right angles, creating an “engineering puzzle” that required a carefully installed radius steel frame and features a segmented, curved glass curtainwall façade. A green roof surrounds the new addition, lowering energy costs and reducing the building’s carbon footprint. Cork flooring was also installed throughout the new

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Dorchester, MA – Lee Kennedy Co. joined Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance Executive Director Tom Callahan, SBLI President & CEO Bob Sheridan, Studio G Architects, city council members and neighbors to celebrate the ribbon cutting of MAHA’s new Robert and Jean Sheridan Homeownership Building. The new three-story, 9,500sf building was designed by Studio G and incorporates many green building features, including HardiPlank siding, bamboo flooring systems and non-VOC paints, wall finishes and insulation. The facility houses offices and classrooms for the Homeownership University on the top two floors along with a demonstration room to provide homeowners with information on conservation, recycling, healthy homes and energy-efficient appliances. The ground floor includes 1,700sf of retail space that is expected to contribute to the revitalization of MAHA’s Peabody Square neighborhood. “Lee Kennedy Co. provided many,

many hours of in-kind support and a lot of hand-holding along the way,” said Callahan. “We very much appreciate their commitment to help MAHA build this new Dorchester landmark.” Lee  Kennedy Co. demolished the existing building on the urban Dorchester site and constructed the new building on its footprint. The restricted site posed complex logistical challenges. With no laydown area on site, the team meticulously sequenced construction activities and material deliveries. Throughout the year-long project, the team also performed extensive community outreach to inform neighbors about each phase of work and help mitigate construction impact. Lee Kennedy Co itself was an abutter for the majority of the project, with its headquarters directly across the street from MAHA’s new building. The team’s familiarity with the neighborhood and understanding of daily traffic patterns and activities significantly informed its ability to efficiently execute construction.

Erland Completes Housing Complex

Burlington, MA– Erland Construction, Inc. recently completed Waverley Woods for Affirmative Investments of Boston, a national developer of high quality, affordable and mixedincome apartment and homeownership communities. Teaming with Mostue & Associates Architects, Inc. of Somerville, Erland completed construction of this new 45,000sf residential complex in Belmont, in less than one year. The new affordInterior view of Waverley Woods apartment able housing development features 40 garden concrete drive isle, recycled-material for and townhouse-style apartment units in six play surface, dual flush toilets, compact buildings. The three-story, wood-framed fluorescent bulbs, programmable therbuildings have a mix of one-, two-, and mostats for energy efficiency, rain barrels three-bedroom apartments. for irrigation, drip irrigation system, and Waverley Woods – because of its drought-tolerant plantings. sustainable design – features a light color


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New Facility Development Plans Continued from page 27

all-purpose room, a full kitchen, a computer room, a lounge area and a clinic for care such as blood pressure readings. • Northampton, Mass.- Plans call for the redevelopment of an existing 9,000sf retail building that formerly housed a Party World into medical offices. The Northampton Athletic Club will use part of the space for cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy and other health-related programs. The medical offices, which will occupy 25 percent of the space, will be unaffiliated with the club. Estimated end date: first Quarter 2009. The owner hopes to have programs operational by the beginning of 2009. • Southbridge, Mass. - The Harrington Hospital Cancer Center plans call for a two-story, 21,000sf, free-standing Harrington Hospital Cancer Center. It will include a chemotherapy suite, linear accelerator and treatment planning equipment, advanced clinical trials and cancer support services. • Waterford, Conn. - An Outpatient Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Facility plans call for relocation of outpatient rehabilitation services from New London to Waterford. • Framingham, Mass. - Saxonville Lumberyard Redevelopment plans call for the redevelopment of the Saxonville lumberyard into a commercial develop-

ment that will feature medical offices, a health club, and retail space. The office and health club will be 55,000sf and the retail component will span 14,000sf. • Londonderry, NH - Fresenius Medical Care plans call for constructing a 7,730sf, 13-station dialysis clinic on the first floor. • Glastonbury, Conn. - Plans call for a new, $3.4 million, 23,000sf, onestory medical building. As part of the construction, the developer would create an eight-foot-wide multiuse trail running approximately 1,000 feet alongside another medical development. The project Manager is John Berger for the developer CASLE corporation of Avon, Conn., www.casle.com • New Haven, Conn. - New Haven Hotel Renovations plans call for renovations to an existing 92-room hotel, 20 of the which are set aside to comprise a Recovery Care Center affiliated with the Temple Medical Building. • Woods Hole, Mass. - Wise Living at Woods Hole plans call for construction of a 43-unit senior independent living community. The project involves renovation of the geosidic Dome Restaurant and demolition of an existing inn. The developer is Chris Wise, Principal, Wise Living on Cape Cod, P.O. Box 785, Chatham, MA, www.wiselivingchoices.com.

Charter School Moves Forward

Boston, MA - Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School is moving forward with its plan to relocate from the Back Bay to Hyde Park. The school, which received approval for its $40 million plan from the Boston Redevelopment Authority at its last board meeting of the year, will restore two industrial buildings at 1415 Hyde Park Avenue for a new school. The project site consists of approximately six acres of land located along the west side of Hyde Park Avenue, east of the MBTA’s Franklin Line Commuter Rail tracks. There are currently two structures on the site, including a four-story, 70,200sf mill building, and a one-story, 21,400sf warehouse building. The project includes approximately 97,292sf of educational, assembly, and administrative space in the two existing buildings and a new 15,950sf addition connecting them. The mill building fronts

Hyde Park Avenue and will form the focal point of the project. This building will house most of the classrooms serving the BRCPS. The warehouse building will house the school’s large, public assembly spaces such as the gymnasium, cafeteria, music classrooms, and the library. The new addition will contain the administrative suite and six K1 classrooms. The development team includes: Richard Marks at Daedelus Projects, Inc. as the project manager; Arthur Jemison at GLC Development Resources, LLC as the development consultant; Philip Lewis at HMFH Architects, Inc. as the architect of record; Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, LLP as consultants and legal counsel; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. as the transportation and permitting consultant; and Halvorson Design Partnership as landscape architects.

Quincy, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JCA) recently celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sage School marking the completion of the 33% school expansion. The Sage School Gym and Arts Wing Addition are two different independent structural buildings that were erected simultaneously. Working collaboratively with architect, Drummey Rosane Anderson (DRA); engineers, Mass Bay Colony Group

and owner’s representative, Keystone Construction & Management, Inc, the additions totaling 13,000sf include environmentally friendly mechanical systems and exterior colors with low emissivity. The Sage School is a private, independent, non-profit day school dedicated to serving the educational needs of academically gifted girls and boys in greater Boston and Providence.

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High-Profile Cover Story: Woodlands at Harvest Hill

Trumbull-Nelson Begins Woodlands at Harvest Hill Design by UK Architects


ebanon, NH - Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company of Hanover has begun work on The Woodlands at Harvest Hill, an independent living retirement community located in Lebanon. The 67 two-and three-bedroom apartment units currently being developed by APD Life Care Center in Lebanon follows on the successful collaboration of Trumbull-Nelson and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital to deliver Harvest Hill, a 76-unit independent and assisted living residential community. Professional Architectural design is being provided through UK Architects, of Hanover. The Woodlands offers a state-of-theart residential community with apartments designed to be spacious, private, and virtually soundproof, and includes underground parking. Project Manager David Harrison, LEED AP mirrors a prevailing team spirit. “I’m excited to be working on an innovative project that will have a beneficial impact on the Upper Valley for years to come,” states Harrison. Resident amenities include an onsite wellness center, café, chapel, exercise room, hobby room, library, theater room, year-round pool, jacuzzi and salon. The expansive site affords walking and hiking trails. Trumbull-Nelson, as Construction

Woodlands at Harvest Hill renderings courtesy UK Architects Manager, started work on The Woodlands at Harvest Hill Project in July of 2008, with completion scheduled for early 2010. With this project the company expands on its experience in delivering multifamily residential units for institutional clients. In the area of healthcare, retirement and assisted-living, Trumbull-Nelson has also completed numerous expansions and renovation projects for Kendal at Hanover, and is currently managing an addition/

renovation for Mertens House, a nursing home facility in Woodstock, Vermont. Other recent institutional work includes Dartmouth College’s Sachem Village Graduate Student Housing, involving construction of 205 new rental units, onsite biomass heating plant and community center, and completion of the Peabody House dormitory, for Proctor Academy in Andover. Trumbull-Nelson is also completing

work on Gile Hill, a 120-unit, environmentally sensitive and energy efficient mixedincome community located in close proximity to downtown Hanover. The company, serving New Hampshire and Vermont clients since 1917, is developing expertise in the efficient use of energy saving, ‘green’ technologies. “At Trumbull-Nelson we’ve had the opportunity to work with emerging technologies Continued on next page

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collegiate competition among the houses. benefits of aiscountry and still have The complex locatedlifestyle near outdoor spaces easy access to the city’s extensive shopping, to encourage use of nearby fields for intradiningteams. and entertainment. mural The Woodland will The two-story project marked the fiClub rst new serve as the social and recreational center on-campus housing construction at

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

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Erland Begins Palomar HQ Spagnolo Gisness Architect

Burlington, MA – Erland Construction, Inc. recently began construction of the new 130,000sf corporate headquarters for Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. in Burlington. Palomar acquired the site for its new building – located in the former Sun Microsystems campus – from Nordblom Company, who assisted during preconstruction planning. Spagnolo Gisness & Associates of Boston is the architect and interior designer

on the project. When completed in early 2010, the new structure will feature manufacturing, laboratory, and office space. The north section of the building will have a single-story manufacturing floor, and the south section will have three floors of offices and laboratories. Classified as non-surgical clinical areas, the labs will require HEPA air filtration. The dramatic main entrance will feature distinctive finishes, glass curtainwall, and aluminum panels.

North Reading, MA- Columbia Construction recently sponsored a successful blood drive at its corporate headquarters. Organized by the firm’s Outreach Committee, “we saw this as a way to give back to the community and to carry out Columbia’s philanthropic mission,” stated Randy Lilly, Columbia’s executive vice president and treasurer.

Out of the almost 40 staff that participated, nearly 50 percent of them were firsttime donors. “There were no excuses this time,” stated Bill Carpenter, a Columbia Construction employee. “I had never donated before, but with the convenience of having the Red Cross right here on site… it makes me feel good to have finally done it.”

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Mt. Auburn Hosp. Bldg Completed Walsh Brothers CM, Tsoi Kobus Architects

Cambridge, MA - Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, a Boston-based construction management firm, in conjunction with Tsoi Kobus Architects, recently completed construction of the Frank Stanton Building, a premiere patient care facility located at the heart of Mount Auburn Hospital’s nine acre campus. Walsh Brothers broke ground on the facility just over two years ago. The project Mount Auburn Hospital - exterior view. Photo by Don Farrell had been planned many very tight urban campus, Walsh Brothers years prior and was actualized through the created a 115,000sf, 233-car parking struccombined generosity of Mt. Auburn do- ture, complete with a private emergency nors and the building’s namesake, Frank department entrance that facilitates patient Stanton, former president and chairman safety and comfort. of the board of the National Broadcasting The 150,000sf building features 40 Corporation (NBC) and a Mt. Auburn sup- inpatient beds, a cardiovascular center, ofporter for many years. fice and staff common areas, critical care The Stanton building’s expansive center, and two new operating rooms. curtainwall façade now serves as the hosThe project was completed on-time pital’s main entrance, which leads into a and within budget with no disruption to spacious and vibrant lobby area. Working hospital activities. with Mt. Auburn to ease traffic flow on this


January, 2009


High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Brookside at Regency Under Way Nauset CM, Architect David H. Dunlap

Centerville, MA – Nauset Construction and Radius HealthCare announced that the $5.4 million Brookside at Regency Assisted Living Facility project located in Centerville is well under way and is nearly 70% complete. Brookside is Radius’s first assisted living facility in its portfolio of many healthcare communities located throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The three-story, 29-bed assisted living community will offer seniors the luxury of modern amenities, in a comfortable setting that encourages social activities and new friendships. It will provide its residents a secure environment and a place they can truly call home.

The 25,000sf project includes the construction of a new roof deck courtyard, below-grade and surface parking and the construction of a self-contained wastewater treatment facility. Extensive site work is complete including the construction of a new access road and installation of utility services. The architect for the project is David H. Dunlap Associates, Inc. A comprehensive landscaping scopeof-work will be completed in the spring of 2009. The building features steel-framed construction on a conventional concrete footing and wall foundation and features a composite siding exterior façade.

Portsmouth, NH – Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, NH recently announced that they have been awarded an ongoing construction project by Portsmouth Regional Hospital. The hospital is in the midst of a large-scale reconstruction and remodeling process, and Brookstone Builders will be handling all work that falls under the “division 10” portion of the Construction Specification Institute’s list of standards, which contains 16 divisions and additional subcategories that standardize information in construction project manuals. Projects will include specialty work involving wall protection, bathroom fix-

tures, lockers and fire-protection cabinets, as well as the installation of various owner-supplied furnishings such as special refrigerators and ice-makers, television brackets, proximity cabinets and water dispensers. Certain phases of the job will involve working in occupied-space, an area in which Brookstone Builders’ crews have developed the necessary expertise with respect to safety, noise and dust abatement. Work is scheduled to begin in early January 2009, and is expected to last approximately two years. R.J. Griffin & Company of Atlanta, Ga. is the construction management firm, and Dave Giovagnoli will serve as Brookstone Builders’ project manager.

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DHMC Unveils Training Center Designed by Lavallee Brensinger

Lebanon, NH – U.S. Representative Paul Hodes joined hospital officials to welcome members of the press in for a behind-the-scenes look at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s (DHMC’s) new 8,000sf, -state-of-the-art- Patient Safety Training Center (PSTC). More than a year ago, Hodes secured $275,000 in federal funding for the PSTC, which Dartmouth-Hitchcock Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s new Patient Safety leveraged to raise the adTraining Center ditional money needed – through repetition of training scenarios to build it. Designed by the Manchester architec- performed under the careful guidance of tural firm Lavallee Brensinger Architects, PSTC staff utilizing a high-tech video the new facility features high-tech adult, monitoring system. The new Patient Safety Training pediatric and infant simulator mannequins Center has been in the conceptual stage for that can be programmed to breathe, sweat, nearly 15 years prior to its recent opening, cry, drool, have increased heart rates and but planning in earnest began about two respond physiologically to drugs and fluids years ago when hospital officials knew that inserted into their “veins.” They can also space within DHMC was becoming avail“communicate” with care providers to add able, and that funding it was possible. Prior yet another dimension of reality. to the new facility, training on simulators Using these lifelike patient simulawas conducted in much smaller spaces tors, medical staff are able to hone their in various available spaces throughout skills in a variety of environments – operating room, regular hospital room, nurs- DHMC. ery and emergency room, among others

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High-Profile: Awards

NECMA 2008 Design Awards

Manchaug, MA -The winner of the 2008 New England Concrete Masonry Association (NECMA) Design Awards of Excellence has been named. This winning project reflects outstanding design innovation and aesthetics, as well as functional utility. economy, environmental harmony, energy and attention to social concerns. The Award of Excellence went to Outdoor Play & Learning Environment, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Naugatuck, Conn., designed by TO Design LLC of New Britain, Conn., with landscape installation by Conn-StruxInc. of Plainville, Conn. This is the eighth year NECMA has sponsored this competition, which is open to all architectural firms designing with concrete masonry and landscaping products in the New England area.

The Award of Excellence went to: Outdoor Play & Learning Environment, Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Boston, MA - Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. has once again been selected by Training magazine for its annual Training Top 125, the only report that ranks companies’ excellence in employersponsored training and development programs. The rankings for the 125 leading organizations will be announced during an awards gala on February 9 at the Training 2009 Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. At Suffolk, training is linked strategically to the company’s business objectives.

The training courses Suffolk offers through Red & Blue University enhance the many different skills necessary to exceed client expectations, including technical training, systems training and safety training. Suffolk’s Career Start program develops talent by rotating new employees through different assignments and aligning their skills with future career objectives, and the company’s Mentor Program assigns experienced construction professionals to new employees to offer guidance and advice as they become acclimated to the Suffolk community.

Fuss & O’Neill Honored

Manchester, CT - The Connecticut Association of Street and Highway Officials (CASHO) has presented Fuss & O’Neill with its 2008 Distinguished Service Award in the category of Consultant of the Year. CASHO is a not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide education on public works functions including highways, streets, roads and appurtenances and also including govern-

mentally or quasi-governmentally owned public utilities. “We are particularly honored to be recognized by an organization like CASHO, which is made up of our colleagues and friends involved in public works in Connecticut,” said Virgil Lloyd, vice president of Fuss & O’Neill. “As longtime members, we know the caliber of past recipients and are delighted to be included in this group.”

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Suffolk Named to Training Top 125

Boston, MA - The Construction Institute recently presented several 2008 awards. • Developer Trinity Financial received the 2008 Pride in Construction Project of the Year Award for The Carruth in Dorchester. The Carruth project transformed a blighted neighborhood parcel combining a $50 million private development investment with a new $40 million MBTA transit center and a series of additional City infrastructure improvements. The building includes approximately 10,000sf of neighborhood retail services and 116 units of mixed income housing on a parcel that is directly adjacent to the Ashmont Peabody Square MBTA transit center. CWC Builders was construction manager on the project. • Jay Hurley, president of the Iron Workers District Council of New England, and Sue Mailman, president of

Coghlin Electric, received the 2008 Patrick Volpe - Edward F. Eagan Construction Safety Awards for their dedication to safety and health in the construction industry. Hurley spent 19 years in the field working as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman and steward. He became business manager for Local 7 in 1997 and president of the Iron Workers District Council in 2001. Mailman has over 20 years of electrical, telecommunications and networking experience in this fourth-generation family-owned business. Coghlin Electric provides a continuously successful training program and is committed to improving safety processes for all its personnel, resulting in safer work environments and installations. The awards were presented by The Construction Institute at its 10th Year Anniversary Luncheon, at Venezia’s Waterfront Restaurant in Dorchester.

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Warwick, RI - E.W. Burman, Inc., general contractors/ construction managers based in Warwick, has received a merit award from the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated General Contractors for the overall construction of a new mausoleum/chapel at Swan Point Cemetery. The awards ceremony was held recently in the capital city. The new mausoleumchapel—a $5 million plus New mausoleum/chapel at Swan Point Cemetery project—was constructed by the professional team of Corey height of the structure’s crypt is 16 feet, Deboer of Haynes/Deboer Architects; Nan- with translucent skylights completely covcy Taylor of Taylor Interior Design; and E. ering the aisle areas between crypt rows. W. Burman acting as the construction manBecause of this expanded use of ager. glass, 15 tons of air-conditioning were reThe building is designed in the shape quired to service the crypt portion of the of a T, with the cross arm housing the main building. chapel, family room and niche room or The doors of the individual crypt columbarium. units are etched perlato (dark ivory color) The leg of the T is composed of marble, engraved with the bearer’s per1,100 individual 2.5-ft x 3-ft x 8-ft concrete sonal information. The units, which can crypts, half looking inward to the cross- be purchased singly or in multiple family shaped corridor and the other half acting groupings, are of 3.5-inch reinforced conas facing on the exterior walls.The total crete.

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High-Profile: Awards

Hobbs Brook Awarded

Waltham, MA - Hobbs Brook Management LLC received a merit award for the grounds at Hobbs Brook Office Park in the Annual Environmental Improvement Awards Program sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network. Waverley Landscape Associates of Belmont is the designer and maintenance contractor for the property. Since the Office Park is situated among wetlands, the sensitive grounds must be managed and pruned by landscape technicians experienced in wetland management. “We strive for a cyclical planting schedule where the look of our beds changes with the seasons,” said Michael Lalli, second VP of building services. Waverley Landscape recycles all green matter (grass and leaves) at a local landfill and the organic soil is reused for plantings and turf renovation and repair.

Cutler Accepts DBIA Award Partnered with DiMella Shaffer

Hartford, CT - The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently awarded Cutler Associates the prestigious National Design-Build Excellence Award for its recent new residence hall project at the University of Hartford. Representatives from Cutler and the University accepted the honor at the 2008 Design-Build Conference on November 3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Rod Shaffert, vice president of Cutler Associates, and Norman Young, executive director of facilities at the University of Hartford, accept the prestigious Design-Build Excellence Award from DBIA officials at the annual national conference.

Completed in August of 2007, the 209-bed Hawk Hall enhances the experiences of first-year students as well as the culture of the campus by creating community spaces that maximize interaction between students. With a tight timeframe and a firm budget, the University chose design-build delivery led by Cutler Associates and DiMella Shaffer for the project. “We had not anticipated using a design-build method for construction, but had not ruled it out either,” ex-

plained Norman Young, executive director of facilities at the University of Hartford. “Cutler convinced us that design-build was a good fit for the project and both firms convinced us that we had the right team.” The $13.5 million complex was delivered over a 16-month design and construction schedule, including 12 months for construction. The project was also awarded a Merit Award and Spirit Award for Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors Massachusetts Chapter.

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High-Profile: News

Shawmut Completes Renovation With CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares

Cambridge, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction along with CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares, Inc. successfully completed The Blackstone Group’s lobby renovation at One Memorial Drive in Cambridge on an aggressive, fast-track schedule. Currently managed by Equity Office Properties Trust, this is the first project of Blackstone’s initiative to reinvigorate a number of notable downtown office buildings. The most distinctive feature of this project is an elaborate, full-length, 60-ft backlit glass wall with a custom light fixture showcasing dozens of colors. At night, the river and city reflect through this wall and offer a modern take on an urban art display. Specialty finishes were imported from around the world to complete the projLobby renovation at One Memorial Drive in Cambridge ect, including African Angola gray stone flooring and AmerThe scope-of-work also involved a ican walnut wood paneling. Along with the large-scale landscaping package, elevaupdated lobby, Shawmut helped create a tor cab upgrades, and all new HVAC and new canopy, fitness center, and café with M/E/P/FP systems. seating area.


Air National Guard Renovated Brookstone Completes Project

Newington, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, recently announced that it has completed a maintenance and renovation project for the New Hampshire Air National Guard in Newington. The scope-of-work included the updating of an existing hangar at the Pease Air National Guard Base. Portions of the

structure’s roof were updated, and another section completely removed and replaced. New insulated doors were also installed throughout the facility. Brookstone Builders has completed several projects at Pease over the past few years, including the construction of the Air National Guard 11,000sf medical training center.

North Branch Completes Studio Designed by C.N. Carley Associates

Concord, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has completed construction of the new broadcast studios for New Hampshire Public Radio. The sixth floor at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord has been transformed from an open 20,000sf space to a colorful, state-of-the-art broadcast studio, which features an isolated core space for broadcasting surrounded by conference rooms and other office support areas. Special features of the construction isolate the core area from the rest of the building by means of a floating layered floor (suspended on isolation

blocks) and vibration isolation springs supporting the suspended ceiling. The six to 12-inch thick walls in the core area were specially designed and layered with sound insulation blankets. Special neoprene gaskets and acoustical caulking seal any penetrations and cracks from small holes carrying telephone wire to 12- and 24-inch ducts. Doors and windows in these isolated areas were constructed with special acoustical materials. C.N. Carley Associates of Concord provided the design for the project. Broadcasting from the new studios began December 15, 2008.

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Gilbane Completes Office Project Designed by TRO Jung|Brannen

Boston, MA - Gilbane announced the fast-track completion of a 100,000sf interior office space project in Boston in a record time of 60 days. At its construction peak, 175 people worked on the project at one time, putting in 60 hours of work per week. Cengage Learning, a provider of highly customized learning solutions chose Gilbane as Construction Manager for its office expansion and relocation to its new Boston office space at Channel Center Street. The construction involved fit-out of three floors of two adjacent buildings located at 10 and 20 Channel Center Street in Boston. The space spans three floors

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Manchester, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. has begun the addition/ renovation for the Hampshire House on Elm Street in Manchester. Construction includes the addition of a stair tower to the rear of the building and renovations to the existing three story, brick and wood frame building will include relocating interior

partitions, upgrading mechanical and electrical systems, and strengthening the roof structure for increased snow load. Criterium Turner Engineers of Goffstown provided the design for the project. When complete in early 2009, the building will house 30 residents and include administrative offices and a classroom.

Columbia Donates to Toys For Tots

North Reading, MA - Columbia Construction Company recently organized a Toys for Tots campaign in conjunction with its company holiday party. The entire staff donated hundreds of toys and presented them in a formal ceremony to military personnel from Fort Devens, HM1 Wymon Anderson and GySgt Andrew Glazier.

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High-Profile: People

Foster Joins Tighe & Bond

Worcester, MA - Tighe & Bond, Inc. announced that Daemian Foster has joined the firm. Foster is a registered professional engineer with 15 years of experience managing a variety of environmental projects for both municipal and industrial clients. He has specialized expertise in the planning, design, cost estimation and construction phases


of water and wastewater treatment projects. His experience includes membrane treatment technologies such as microfiltration, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis for high purity water in diverse applications ranging from desalination to wastewater reuse.

Lavallee Brensinger Hires Five

Manchester, NH - Lavallee Brensinger Architects of Manchester announced the recent addition of five new professionals to its 50-person firm. Casey Gerken, AIA joins the firm’s Education Design Group, applying her expertise as a senior planner and designer of higher education and K-12 facilities. Her expertise in academic buildings and student residence halls is a natural complement to the firm’s depth in these project types. Steven Miller, AIA brings extensive experience in higher education, K-12 schools, corporate office, and elder care facilities. With a particular strength in technical aspects of building design, he is a valuable team member in project coordination and detailing.

John Adams is currently working on the Manchester Boys & Girls Club Expansion, the Easter Seals office renovation in Dover and the CASA office renovation. Lisa Gallant is an expert in 3D drawing tools. Her recent project work includes the Speare Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building, St. Anselm College new Residence Hall, and renovation of the Hillsborough County North Superior Courthouse. Cris Salomon brings a focus and strength in technical design development. He is currently working on the new FPL Energy office building in Seabrook and a surgery renovation project at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Grace Appoints Mike Ragan

Cambridge, MA - Grace Construction Products announced that Michael D. Ragan has been promoted to vice president, global ready-mix. In this new global position, Ragan will focus on business strategies for readymix concrete in key growth regions around the world. In addition, he will lead efforts to develop global key accounts in the concrete industry, and provide guidance and

leadership to Grace’s newly formed global specification sales organization. Ragan will also retain his current position as VP and business director for the Americas concrete and cement business unit. Ragan joined the Grace Construction Products division in 1982 and has held a succession of marketing, general management and sales management positions.

J.M. Coull Hires Dube

Maynard, MA - J.M. Coull, a fullservice construction company specializing in construction management and design build project delivery, has hired Thomas Dube as vice president of the pre-construction group. Dube will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the activities required to develop, present and manage specific pre-construction assignments. In addition, he will oversee the growth and development of those who report to him directly, while maintaining a strong commit-

ment to the J.M. Coull mission, its core values and the company goals. He previously worked at Cutler Associates, most recently holding the position of director of operations for the scholastic division.

Lee Kennedy Staff LEED Accredited

Boston, MA - Lee Kennedy announced that seven additional team members recently passed the rigorous LEED Professional Accreditation exam. Scott Giles, project executive; Nancy Notarangelo, project manager; Noel Muller, project manager; Dan Lebeidz, superintendent; Oliver Libby, superintendent; Chick Milford, superintendent and Adam Thibodeau, MEP coordinator, all earned their LEED AP status. The company expects that all operations staff will be LEED accredited professionals by the close of 2009. Muller





Fuss & O’Neill Names New Partners

Manchester, CT - Engineering Firm Fuss & O’Neill announced the promotion of four persons to the position of partner. They are: Ted DeSantos, vice president and leader of the transportation and structures business unit; Chris Ecsedy, project director, facilities and environmental services business unit; John Chambers, project director, development services business unit and Rob Levandoski, project director, manufacturing solutions, LLC. DeSantos has a broad range of experience in traffic and transportation engineering, including transportation planning, traffic impact, signal system design, traffic calming, highway design,

and permitting. Ecsedy’s experience involves extensive environmental compliance and design engineering for industrial and municipal facilities. Chambers currently manages Fuss & O’Neill’s Urban Redevelopment and Environmental assessment and remediation teams in the Providence Office. Levandoski has extensive handson training in a wide variety of safety, health, and environmental subjects. He also has a strong background in development and management of national and international corporate environmental, health and safety programs

Stone Joins Dewberry



Ronald L. Ewing, PE, RLS, recently announced that Donald E. Stone, Jr., PE, has joined Dewberry as chief operating officer. He will assume his responsibilities immediately, filling the position left vacant when Ewing became CEO in 2005. Stone brings over 25 years of engineering/architec-


ture industry experience with 10 years of corporate operational leadership to the position, having served in multiple executive capacities, including COO for O’Brien & Gere Limited, his most recent firm, where his responsibilities involved overall operational management and development and implementation of a five-year strategic plan.

January, 2009


DPM Hires Two

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Boston, MA - Diversified Project Management (DPM) announced that it has hired two project managers at its Boston office. Martha A. Boyd recently joined DPM as a project manager and Gregory T. Ney as an assistant project manager. Boyd has over 17 years of hands-on experience in leading and executing renovation and new construction projects from initiation stage through planning, design, and construction, including a $43 million national award-winning hospital expansion. Prior to joining DPM, she served as program manager at Dulles, Virginia-based BRG Resource Group/AOL Corp. Prior to joining DPM, Ney served as medical equipment planning and acquisition consultant for Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Hoffmann Architects Expands Staff

Hamden. CT - Hoffmann Architects has named Cari Tate to the position of marketing coordinator, where she will be responsible for overseeing marketing initiatives, corporate commuTate nications and public relations. Tate worked as the marketing and membership manager for the Airport Consultants Council, where she liaised among designers, engineers, and airport facility management, organized trade shows, and

spearheaded business development initiatives. Kevin Weise joins Hoffmann Architects’ New York City office as project coordinator. His responsibilities include conducting Weise condition assessments, preparing contract documents and specifications, and administering construction for building envelope rehabilitation projects, including roof repairs and replacements, façade restoration, and plaza/terrace waterproofing.

Farmington, CT - HRP Associates, Inc. has added Peter T. Shannon, CMI to their indoor air quality/asbestos/lead paint/ hazardous materials division. Shannon holds a diversity of asbestos, lead paint, and mold related licenses. With over 15 years of experience in these fields and with OSHA compliance audits, he will provide key support to already es-

tablished programs designed to provide “cradle to grave” services for schools, industry, brownfield redevelopments, and renovation/demolition projects. HRP Associates, Inc. has offices in Farmington, Conn.; Fairfield, Conn.; Malta, N.Y.; Greenville, S.C.; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Tampa, Fla.

HRP Adds Shannon

Employment and Business Forecast Arlington, VA - An estimated two-thirds of the nation’s non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls, according to new employment and business forecast figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America. All told, those layoffs are forecast to result in a 30 percent decline in the number of people working on construction projects. The forecast did find, however, that planned investments in infrastructure projects as part of the stimulus package is likely to dramatically improve the employment and business outlook for the year. For example, 85 percent of non-residential construction companies would either cancel layoffs or add new employees if states embarked on stimulus-funded infrastructure projects. “Unless the business climate changes significantly and soon, the construction sector will continue to experience the kind of devastating job losses and crippling declines in business activity that will undermine efforts to end the

recession,” Stephen Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer said. He noted that the association was working to find ways to improve the business environment for the construction community. The forecast results, which are based on a representative survey conducted by the construction association late in 2008, found no relief in sight for construction companies that already have been among the hardest hit by the economic slowdown. The forecast figures indicate that the association’s member companies have seen or are planning for declining activity in every type of construction market. According to the forecast, construction companies would increase their payrolls by 25 percent if the stimulus included new infrastructure investments. And construction companies predict they would invest an average of $500,000 this year in new equipment if they received new work as part of the stimulus package.

Tighe & Bond Promotes Five

Westfield, MA -Tighe & Bond, Inc. announced that the following employees have been promoted to associate: Jay Viamari, P.E., LEED AP is a registered professional engineer in the Westfield office with over 15 years of experience at Tighe & Bond. His responsibilities include work in the design, permitting, and construction phases of civil and environmental projects. He has been involved in the design and permitting of municipal landfill expansions and closures, leachate pump stations, stormwater collection, treatment and detention systems, sanitary sewer systems, water distribution systems, on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems, roadways, and geotechnical slope evaluations. Jeff Bibeau, REM has over 20 years of experience as project manager on a wide variety of environmental regulatory compliance projects. His specialized expertise includes comprehensive environmental audits, consent order negotiation, and environmental plans and permits. He is a Massachusetts certified toxic use reduction planner and also a registered environmental manager. David Murphy, P.E. is a registered professional engineer in the Worcester office with more than 20 years of senior project management experience. He has managed major design and construction, post-disaster reconstruction, and environmental programs. Prior to joining the firm, Murphy served as the engineering and construction program manager for Catholic Relief Services in its tsunami relief and reconstruction efforts in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Today he manages a wide range of projects including solid and hazardous waste management, brownfield redevelopment, water, sewer and stormwater facilities, as well as permitting strategies and compliance. Jim Olsen has over 19 years of experience in environmental assessment, remediation, redevelopment, brownfields, and water supply projects for municipal and industrial clients and developers. His projects have involved solvent, metal, PCB, and petroleum assessment and remediation





under both federal and state environmental programs. He has worked on many large, highprofile brownfield redevelopment projects, effectively managing remediation costs to help Viamari put properties back into productive use. He works out of the Middletown office. Dave Partridge has 20 years of extensive and diverse site/civil engineering experience in the management and design of projects involving stormwater management and drainage facilities, wastewater collection systems, water distribution systems, roads and parking. He has completed numerous hydrologic/hydraulic studies and managed complex combined sewer separation projects for government clients in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He regularly provides technical review of subdivision plans and site plans for a dozen different communities as well. He joined Tighe & Bond in 1997. He works out of the Westfield office.

Towers|Golde Staff Announcement

New Haven , CT Towers|Golde, Site Planners and Landscape Architects of New Haven, congratulates Natasha Andjelic, a senior designer with the firm, on earning her license as a landscape architect with the State of Connecticut Andjelic is currently working on several campus


planning and design projects at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, renovations and additions to the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale’s Calhoun College, as well as the renovation of the 14 acre Azalea Gardens of the New York Botanical Garden.

White Hires Dunn

Auburn, MA –The R.H. White Companies has hired Kimberly A. Dunn as Director of Human Resources. Dunn comes to R.H. White with over 10 years experience in Human Resource Management, most recently with BASF Surface Technologies Group. From the company’s Auburn headquarters, she will be responsible for HR functions at all four locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.



January, 2009


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Call for Entries: K-12 Educational Facilities

IFMA Boston 2009 Events

The Boston Chapter of Institute of Facilities Management (IFMA) has several The K-12 Educational Facilities events scheduled for 2009 including the Design Awards program, co-sponsored following: January 20, 2009 by the BSA and the AIA New York Chapter, is accepting submissions - Joint Commission through February 19. These awards are Requirements for the open to architects in New England and Pre-Construction Risk New York City for projects throughout Assessment (PCRA) Process Boston Chapthe world and architects throughout the ter, IFMA Healthcare Network will hold a world for New England and New York Complimentary Program and NetworkCity projects. A detailed call for en- ing Event, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Boston tries is available at www.architects.org/ Medical Center, Dowling Building Amphitheatre, 771 Albany Street, Boston. awards. The presentation will focus on the requirements for the PCRA process. RSVP Bruce Ignacio/Cube 3 Studio Architects: bignacio@cube3studio.com SFNE Joint Meeting with MSCIMetJanuary 22-23, 2009 CFM Certificaals, February 12, Service Center Institute, tion Exam Review Details at www.ifmaPublick House, Sturbridge, MA boston.org An Economic Outlook for New EngFebruary 4 , 2009 Tour of MGH . land


The event will provide you with the chance to network with your SFNE and MSCI colleagues and to learn from Jeffrey C. Fuhrer, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Given the downturn in the economy this presentation will provide you with timely information on how your business will be impacted in the coming months. Online registration available at www. ssfne.org.

February 26-27, 2009 - The Planning and Project Management Competency Course - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 8:00am-5:00pm. Presenting will be Lori Stewart Coletti, CFM and Robin Dorogusker. March 17-20, 2009 The Business of FM at the Federal Reserve Bank, Boston. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This series will include an introduction to FM, as well as managing, advancing and evaluating the business of FM. April 7-8, 2009 Operations & Maintenance Competency Course, TuesdayWednesday, April 7-8, 2009. Federal Reserve Bank,Boston. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm May 21, 2009. Awards of Excellence Dinner. More information, dates, prices etc. can be found on the Boston IFMA website, www.ifmaboston.com.

ASM Upcoming Events

ASM Government Affairs Breakfast State of the Economy, State of the State LT. Gov. Tim Murrary Wednesday, February 10, 2009 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Westin Hotel Waltham ASM Seminar How to Get Paid for Your Work Wednesday, February 25, 2009 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Westin Hotel Waltham

ASM Member Meeting Tech Talk with Rob Johnson, Sage Software Thursday, March 5, 2009 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Westin Hotel Waltham ASM Seminar Contractors’ Guide to Insurance and Indemnification Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Westin Hotel Waltham

ABC Event

Mascon Construction Trade Show with ABC Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St. Boston, MA 2210 1/22/2009- 1/23/2009 Manufacturers, dealers and distributors of construction equipment, supplies, services and tools. Everything for construction job-site needs, from excavators, trucks, trailers, tools, lasers, and generators to software. Further details: abcma.org


The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association will hold BuildingEnergy09 March 10-12, 2009. Register by February 9 to save $100. Events include speakers such as Marc Rosenbaum, who will present “Deep Energy Retrofits: Less (Energy) is More (Better)”; full-day workshops, half-day workshops, tracks and sessions, and a public forum on LEED-certified building. The trade show will include hundreds of the latest sustainable and energy-efficient products and services. For more information log on to buildingenergy.nesea.org.



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ebanon, NH - Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company of Hanover has begun work on The Woodlands at Harvest Hill, an independent living retirement community located in Lebanon. The 67 two-and-three bedroom apartment units currently being developed by APD Life Care Center in Lebanon follows on the successful collaboration of TrumbullNelson and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital to deliver Harvest Hill, a 76-unit independent and assisted living residential community. Professional Architectural design is being provided through UK Architects, of Hanover. See story on page 32.

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High-Profile Monthly: January 2009  

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

High-Profile Monthly: January 2009  

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