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Johnson & Wales in progress -Tsoi / Kobus & Associates Architect, Bacon Construction GC

Educational Facilities Developments Windover LLC at Residential Village, Montserrat College

Rashi School Marks Construction Progress


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Inside This Issue: Suffolk Breaks Ground for Kroc Corps Community Ctr. Cornerstone Dedication Liberty Wharf – South Boston Waterfront’s Newest Commercial Project KBE Completes Projects At Three Connecticut Tech High Schools Clean Energy: A Fresh Look at Old Ideas by Chris Clark, of Nexamp, Inc. Virgin Money Becomes Leed Certified Margulies Perruzzi Completes Clinic, Cutler Associates CM Northeast Veterans Training and Rehabilitation Center - Kuhn Riddle Architects Inc. Plus Healthcare Facilities, Green News, Awards, People, Calendar and more... (right) Federal Construction Chosen for Giuseppe Zanotti Design Fit-Out Architectural Service by Colin SmithArchitects, Inc

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Bond Brothers Appoints New CFO

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Everett, MA - Bond Brothers of Everett announced that Dan Flannery CPA, has been named chief financial officer of the 102-year-old construction firm. With over 13 years experience in the construction industry, Flannery leads all administrative, financial and IT functions, focusing on streamlining operations and systems utilizing latest technologies.

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Erland Gets Covidien Project Bedford, MA - Erland Construction, Inc. of Burlington was recently awarded a complete gut and build-out of a twostory, 70,000sf building for Covidien in the Crosby Corporate Center in Bedford. Teaming with Maugel Architects, Erland will complete the project this winter. This is the second time that Erland has managed a construction project for Covidien. The first – completed in 2008 – was a major renovation and expansion for its corporate


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headquarters in Mansfield. For the Bedford project, Erland will transform the first floor of the building into office space for the sales, marketing, and human resources departments. The second floor will become manufacturing and R&D with several different types of laboratories, clean rooms, and a clean/dry room. The project will apply for a Construction Interiors (CI) LEED certification.

Beverly, MA - The Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) announced plans to induct three new MBC Hall of Fame honorees during the association’s annual dinner on October 22. The 2009 inductees include Bond Brothers, J.C. Cannistraro LLC and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Bond Brothers is a fourth generation-led construction company founded in 1907. Based in Everett, Bond Brothers provides construction services to both building and utility clients throughout New England. Bond’s positive family business culture and history of strong philanthropic support for the region’s nonprofit organizations earned the jury’s praise. J.C. Cannistraro LLC is one of the largest family-owned, privately held mechanical contracting firms in the nation. Founded in 1963, it now has over 400 employees. The jury was impressed with the company’s application of new Build-

ing Information Modeling technology, its support for sustainable practices, and its creation of a new Plumbing Museum to educate students and others. Wentworth Institute of Technology has trained generations of leaders in the design and construction industry, and is universally admired for its community service and civic engagement. The Institute is one of the design and construction industry’s best resources for advancing practical knowledge in the profession. The MBC Hall of Fame Annual Dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Seaport Cityview Ballroom with a networking reception, followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $175, with tables of 10 for $1,750, and a limited number of sponsorships available. Register by calling the MBC office at 978-921-9222, or go to the MBC Web site at www.buildingcongress.org for more information.

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AIANH Scholarship Winners Keene, NH - New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANH) and the New Hampshire Architecture Foundation (NHAF) announced the recipients of their jointly sponsored scholarship programs for New Hampshire residents. $1,000 grants were given to Michael Kulikowski of Merrimack, who attends Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and Julie Rahilly, entering the Wentworth Institute of Technology this fall. A $500 award went to Michelle Wood, also at Virginia Tech. Both Rahilly and Wood are from Nashua.

Meridian Launches New Site Beverly, MA - Meridian Associates of Beverly has launched a new Web site at http://www.meridianassoc.com. The new format, designed for client convenience, encourages visitors to access information through a variety of categories familiar to people in multiple industries and sectors.

NAIOP Helps Children in Need Quincy, MA - More than 20 members of Boston’s commercial real estate community braved the hottest day of the year to spend an afternoon sorting, lifting, and packing clothes and school supplies for children in need as part of NAIOP’s fourth Community Service Day. Held on August 18 at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in Quincy, the day provided members the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and help package clothes and school supplies for the area’s neediest children. Sponsored by A.W. Perry, the halfday event was organized in partnership with Building Impact, and involved more than a dozen local real estate firms. Volunteers began their shift with an

More than 20 NAIOP members and staff came together for an afternoon shift packing school supplies and sorting clothing and toy donations at Cradles to Crayons’ “Giving Factory.”

informal lunch followed by a brief training session by C2C staff, which included a presentation by a local organization that relies on C2C’s services. Volunteers then split into teams, with one working to fill more than 175 backpacks with school supplies as part of the organization’s massive Ready for School Drive. Two volunteers sort through bags of donated clothing, separating by The second type, gender, and condition.

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l-r: Scott W. Costa, Bufftree Foundation Board of Directors; John Beauregard, Dartmouth Education Foundation; Robert Baarsvik, DDS, Bufftree Board of Directors.

Bufftree Donates to Edu Foundation Dartmouth, MA - Thanks to the success of the Beach Bum Ball, Bufftree Foundation’s eighth annual fundraiser, Bufftree Building Company coowner Scott Costa, along with Foundation board member Robert Baarsvik, DDS, recently presented a check for $15,000 to John Beauregard representing the Dartmouth Education Foundation.


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Suffolk Breaks Ground for Kroc Corps Community Ctr. Collaborates with The Architectural Team Boston, MA - Suffolk Construction joined the Salvation Army of Massachusetts and state and local officials for the groundbreaking for the Boston Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the Uphams-Dudley section of North Dorchester/Roxbury. The 90,000sf, $33 million commu-

nity center will feature a gymnasium, fitness center, chapel/theater, aquatics center, daycare center, classrooms, computer lab, art room, and prayer chapel. Over the past two years, Suffolk has worked hand and hand with the local community, in partnership with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, to establish

a blueprint for achieving workforce goals. Suffolk also has collaborated closely with the Salvation Army and The Architectural Team while providing preconstruction services for the Kroc Center. Suffolk is scheduled to complete the facility in 2011.

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Boston, MA – TRO Jung|Brannen has raised more than $100,000 in four years to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Amherst, MAcompany’s - ARC/Architectural The fundraisResources Cambridge announced ing efforts started when Michaelthe dedication of four new residence halls Quinlan, an associate at TRO designed by the fi rm for the University Jung|Brannen lost his father-inof Massachusetts in Amherst. Dimeo law to cancer, and decided to Construction Co. of Providence, R.I. was organize a Pan-Mass Challenge the construction manager for the $93 team and developed an auction to raise million project. funds for the team. UMass officials held a dedication This year seven riders from the firm ceremony in August for the opening of completed the two-day, 190-mile bike ride; the 864-bed project known as the North Mark Jussaume, COO, PE, LEED AP; DaResidential Area. principal, AIA, LEED AP; Spectators watch as the steel framing that forms the future home of the Cambridge Stake vid Deininger, ARC completed the design of the Joe Mamayek, principal, AIA, LEED AP; Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is topped off. four new apartment-style residence halls Mike Quinlan, associate, AIA, LEED AP, in September of 2005 and construction Pamela Mace, associate, AIA, LEED AP; started in June 2005. Totaling 325,000 sf, Tara Redman, NCIDQ; and Lesley Hayes,

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the five-story buildings were designed to relate to the earlier residence halls that incorporate brick exteriors, pitched roofs in the center of the building. A brick pattern To the rear of the sanctuary is a and dormers. Portland, ME -banding Northeast Hear-

Burt, Hill Architect Cambridge, MA - The steel framing that forms the future home of the Cambridge Stake Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) was topped off recently, marking a critical point in the construction of the building as the final steel beam was lifted into place. The project, overseen by Consigli Construction Co., Inc., consists of a twostory, multi-purpose structure with classrooms, offices and meeting rooms surrounding a double-height sanctuary space

cultural hall, that will be used mostly for social activities or as an overflow room if required for larger holiday services. When complete, it will become the headquarters of the Cambridge stake, representing a regional population of 4,000 Mormons worshipping in 14 area congregations. The 35,892sf project is scheduled for completion in February, 2010. The architect on the project is Burt, Hill of Boston.

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Schwartz/Silver Architects Andover, MA - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has completed the gut renovation of the Phillips Academy Paresky Dining Commons in Andover. The team of Phillips Academy, Consigli and Schwartz/Silver Architects faced the challenge of preserving the building’s historic features while incorporating sustainable upgrades allowing the facility to pursue LEED certification for Commercial Interiors from the US Green Building Council. The team took careful steps to preserve the building’s original details, including Georgian Style paneling, chandeliers and murals, which were all carefully protected throughout construction. The team also restored the Alabama limestone walls in the foyer and stairways. New centralized food preparation and service areas were created on

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both floors, featuring multiple serving stations and, on the first floor, a massive hearth oven. New space and light have been brought into the Dining Commons, with 15-foot ceilings in the first-floor servery, and newly exposed windows at the back of the building. The building’s LEED components include conventional recycledcontent materials as well as a first-ofits-kind fume hood that saves energy due to its individually-controlled fan systems, a new standard in commercial kitchen efficiency. High-efficiency kitchen equipment abounds, and the team achieved a recycle/reuse rate of 98.2 percent, with items like 68,000 lbs. of granite that once formed the steps of the prerenovation Commons becoming the curbing for the new student drop-off area.


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EEC and AdaptivCool Form Alliance Marlborough, MA - Electronic Environments Corporation (EEC)– provider of design, engineering, energy management and service solutions for mission critical facilities such as data centers–announced the formation of an industry alliance with AdaptivCool– provider of expert data center airflow and thermal management solutions. This alliance is designed to help companies of all sizes reduce energy expenses and operating costs. EEC will provide AdaptivCool’s HotSpotr and Room Scale Intelligent Cooling (RSIC) system as part of its core offering, expanding the breadth and Recent ground breaking for the Andrew J. Allard Memorial Youth Center

Grace Capital Church Breaks Ground Pembroke, NH - NorthPoint Construction Management of Hudson recently broke ground on the new Andrew J. Allard Memorial Youth Center for Grace Capital Church in Pembroke. The 8,400sf design/build project includes a gym and several new meeting rooms and classrooms. The architect for the project is Wayne Salo of Salo Dixon Architects. This multi-purpose center will be used for church and community functions, serve as a central meeting place as well as supply much needed additional space for

the growth of the church itself. Along with the construction of the youth center, renovations are being made within the existing structure to provide more space for fellowship and additional offices for the growing staff. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The Youth Center is named in honor of Andrew J. Allard, a member of the youth group who had a positive influence on many people. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 13.

scope of its data center infrastructure solutions—with an added emphasis on data center energy management. “We recognize that the AdaptivCool solution represents a compelling value proposition to the ever evolving data center market nationwide, and we are proud to have them as part of our expanding solution set,” says Michael Kingsley, president of EEC. Founded in 1986, EEC provides critical facility solutions to information technology and telecommunication facilities of all sizes. EEC is headquartered in Marlborough and has offices located throughout the United States.

SCUP Upcoming Events The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) provides its members with the knowledge and resources to establish and achieve institutional planning goals within the context of best practices and emerging trends. Upcoming events in 2009: October 7–9, 2009 2009 Southern Regional Conference, “Enhancing and Maintaining Your Institution’s Cultural Heritage.” Doubletree Hotel, Memphis, TN Oct. 26–28, 2009 2009 North Central Regional Con-

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In The Pipeline - New Healthcare Projects A complimentary newsletter provides a snapshot of the new construction projects available at http://www. healthcareconstruction.com. Below are the edited results from a few weeks of notices: Litchfield Athletic Club. Project Type: Athletic Facilities, Hospitals/Clinics, Retail (Shops/Restaurants) Value: $.640 million Planning and approval stage.Construction of a two-story, 4,500sf addition to the Litchfield Athletic Club. The expansion would accommodate physical therapy rooms, private office space, a juice bar and lounge and a place for older children to stay while parents are working out. A larger parking area is also part of the project. Owner: Alan Landau, Principal, Litchfield Athletic Club ph: 860-567-3510 - http://www. litchfieldathleticclub.com Danbury Hospital Heat and Power Plant Project Type: Hospitals/Clinics, Mfg./Industrial/Warehouse Value: $17.4 million Location: Danbury, CT. Planning and approval stage.

Combined heat and power plant to serve Danbury Hospital. Note: 6/29/09, the project was ruled exempt from the Certificate of Need process. Owner: Andrea Rynn, Community/Government Relations Manager. Danbury Health Systems, Danbury, CT ph: 203-797-7917 - http://www. danhosp.org tions

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Project Type: Hospitals/Clinics Value: $8.8 million Location: West Haven, CT. Renovations to the West Haven VAMC for semi-private and private inpatient units. Note: July 20, 2009 Funding for this project was provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and planning, as of 7/17/09, is ongoing. Owner: Department of Veterans Affairs VA Connecticut Healthcare System PH: 203-932-5711 - http://www. va.gov Continued on page 26

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representatives from these cutting-edge companies. Seven one-day symposiums will provide in-depth exploration of design, practice and policy. Three highly regarded thought leaders will set the stage for this year’s focus on energy, innovation and business: Construction in 2010: The Road Ahead with speaker Robert A. Murray, chief economist and vice-president of economic affairs, McGraw-Hill; The Built Environment Takes on Climate Change, with speaker Edward Mazria AIA Architect and Founder of Architecture 2030; and Inspiring Design with speaker Dean Kamen, Inventor and Founder of DEKA and FIRST. For a complete description of Build Boston 2009 visit www.buildboston.com.

Maki Renamed Brattan Industries Littleton, MA - After 44 years of doing business from its Worcester location, Maki Electrical will operate under the name of Brattan Industries, Inc., and has relocated to its new office at 95 Russell St. in Littleton. Under new management since 2003, Brattan Industries offers complete designbuild services for electrical, fire alarm, communications, and security systems.

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Rashi School Cornerstone Dedication Green Design by HMFH Architects Dedham, MA - The Rashi School recently held a cornerstone dedication ceremony at its new site in Dedham. The 82,000sf school, designed by HMFH Architects, Inc. for high performance sustainability, is located on a 166-acre campus overlooking the Charles River. The new Rashi School will house classrooms and a science lab with state-ofthe-art technology, a 6,000-volume library, art studio, dedicated music room, gymnasium, and modern kitchen. The campus

will include playgrounds, sports fields, and assembly and performance halls. The project is being constructed by Boston-based Suffolk Construction. The project team also includes Daedalus Projects, Inc., construction manager; Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates, structural engineer; Zade Associates, LLC, mechanical/ electrical/plumbing Engineer; and Stantec, Inc., landscape architect, civil engineer and geotechnical engineer.

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Environments at Work Provides Furniture for New School Boston, MA - Environments at Work has completed the installation of furniture for the EC School in New York City. The school selected Environments at Work to provide furnishings for 15 classrooms, four offices, two conference rooms, a teachers’ room, and a student lounge. The EC Schools are part of an organization established in 1905 by Ethel Yabsley and Madeline Sceberras, who opened a small school for the children of British naval officers stationed in Malta at the start of the 20th century. The schools have locations in London, Cambridge, and Brighton, United Kingdom; Cape Town, South Africa; Boston, Mass.; San Diego, Calif.; New York City; and Malta.

Environments at Work collaborated with EC Schools to select all of the furniture products for the new school, and designed the furniture layouts. “With such a long history of English teaching experience, EC Schools has a well-developed understanding of what works for their students and staff,” said Environments at Work Vice President Patricia Tobin. “Our design and customer service team enjoyed working with the school to select products that meet the school’s international, contemporary identity and provide durable, high quality functionality.” The architect for the project was TPG Architecture, located in New York City.

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Canterbury School Nears Completion New Milford, CT – A.P. Construction Company, the construction management and general contracting division of The Ashforth Company, is on schedule to complete the Canterbury School located in New Milford by the end of September. The 42,000sf project included the expansion and renovation of the school’s Steele Hall. The hall houses the library, cafeteria and administrative offices and re-

A.P. Construction CM mained open while under construction. High–sloped ceilings, exterior granite stone facing with limestone window surrounds, aluminum and wood frame interior view windows, and wood wainscoting are architectural design features throughout the building. Wood-framed panels were installed to the underside of the compoundcurved existing roof/ceiling within the library.

A.P. Construction also installed a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing system. Thermoplastic single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products and have gained broad industry acceptance for their many performance enhancements and installation advantages. As demand increases for heat-reflective and energy-efficient roofing systems, this type of roofing mem-

brane is very popular due to its exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. The architect of the Canterbury School project is Butler Rogers Baskett of New York City, and the engineer is Warner Tietjen from Rye, NY. A.P. Construction’s team includes Len Benigno, project manager, and superintendent Mike Steadman.

Two Academic Projects for Payette Feasibility Study for UM, Teaching Facility for Hofstra U Boston, MA – Payette announced two recent academic commissions. At the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Payette was selected to provide a programming and feasibility study for the schematic design phase of a new 16,000sf, energy-efficient greenhouse facility: Bowditch Hall Research and Teaching Greenhouses. In addition to an 11,000sf greenhouse, the project includes a head-house support building, which may include potting rooms, labs, computer room, offices, storage and utility rooms. The site will be created by demolition and renovation of campus facilities that are more than 60 years old to create a new facility to support primary research and teaching for the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences. Payette was also the designer

of the new 173,000sf Integrated Sciences Building on the UMass Amherst campus, which opened for classes earlier this year. Project team members include Greenhouse Engineering, greenhouse consultant; R. G. Vanderweil Engineers, MEP/FP engineer; Lim Consultants, structural engineer; and Daedelus, cost estimator. Additionally, Payette is working with HLW International to develop a teaching facility for the new Hofstra University School of Medicine in Hempstead, N.Y. The project includes renovation of the former New York Jets administration office and training headquarters into a teaching facility. The program calls for experiential learning classrooms, medical library, a large lecture hall, faculty offices and an anatomy lab. HLW International is the architect-of-record.


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New Boston Renaissance Charter School Progressing by Brian McPherson, project manager Boston, MA - Suffolk Education began work on the new Boston Renaissance Charter Public School this summer. The Suffolk team is renovating an existing, three-story mill building and warehouse in the Hyde Park section of Boston and constructing a 20,000sf addition that will connect the two buildings. Suffolk has partnered with Janey Construction Management & Consulting to form a uniquely strong and experienced management team. The Boston Renaissance Charter Public School is the largest charter school in Boston, serving 1,250 students from 10 city neighborhoods. The school consists of the Kinder School, for grades K1 and K2;

the Primary School, for grades 1 through 3; and the Elementary School, for grades 4, 5 and 6. The new facility will include classrooms for each of these smaller schools on separate McPherson floors of the existing mill building. The warehouse building is being renovated to house a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a multimedia center, music classrooms and dance studios. The connecting addition will contain a new administrative wing, the K1 wing, a connecting corridor and support facilities. In addition, the Suffolk Edu-

cation team will install outdoor play areas and a recess area which will encompass 3.2 acres. The Suffolk team wanted to include the local community as much as possible in the building of the new school. In order to recruit local subcontractors for the school’s construction, Suffolk Education’s team held a town hall meeting at Suffolk’s training facility in Boston. The purpose of the meeting was to expose minority contractors to potential opportunities and encourage their participation in the bidding process on this project. Through these efforts, Suffolk was able to create opportunities for seven local minority subcontractors to work on various aspects of construction, including project management, steel erection, site utilities, carpentry and cleaning. The team is also working closely with school officials potentially to employ parents of students who are either interested in construction work or have construction experience. Opportunities for two local residents through our walk-in application process were also created during these early stages of the project. Work on the new school is progressing as scheduled, and Suffolk Education will complete the facility in time for the beginning of the 2010 school year.

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Fairfield, CT – C.E. Floyd Company teamed up with Peterman Architects of Concord, Mass. to build a 625sf classroom addition and renovate 4,000sf of space at Fairfield Country Day School’s Lower School in Fairfield, Conn. over the summer recess. The project is registered for LEED Silver certification. The project team is diverting more than 90% of construction debris from landfills through separating materials on-site, donating materials to Habitat for Humanity and recycling existing materials such as carpet, ceiling tiles and light fixtures. C.E. Floyd is also aiming to achieve credits for using regionally sourced materials, FSC-certified lumber and materials made of recycled content. The project team is seeking 14 credits under Indoor Environmental Quality, 10 under Materials and Resources, eight under Sustainable Sites as well as other miscellaneous credits. Five classrooms, two specialist classrooms, a corridor and a teacher’s workroom are getting a facelift, while one new classroom is being added. The building serves first, second and third graders.


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Lincoln Elementary School, Newton North High School, Quincy High School, Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School in Somerville, and Worcester North High School. The awards range from $150,000 to $300,000 per school with combined funding from the Trust’s Green Schools Initiative and Commonwealth Solar rebate pro-

gram. The six schools that have been awarded funding through the Green Schools Initiative for green school design funding are: Billerica Parker Elementary School, Brookline Runkle Elementary/Middle School, Carver Elementary School, Dedham Avery Elementary School, Hampden-Wilbraham Minnechaug Regional High School, and Hanover High School. The awards range from $40,000 to $75,000 per school. The Perkins School for the

Blind in Watertown has been awarded green school design funding as well as solar PV installation funding. Through the Green Schools Initiative, the Trust has made awards to public school districts for green building design—including green design team support and energy, acoustic, and daylight modeling—and for renewable energy system design and installation. This highly successful initiative has led to the adoption of state regulations that have required all new school or major renovation projects approved for construction reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) after July 1, 2007 to implement numerous green design measures. The MSBA has provided an additional funding incentive of up to 2% of construction costs for MA-CHPS Verified high-performance green schools. High-performance green school buildings save an average of 25% in energy costs over traditional schools and have superior indoor environmental qualities. Since 2002, the Trust has supported more than 80 schools in their efforts to incorporate renewable energy systems and other green elements into their facilities through the Green Schools Initiative, Commonwealth Solar, Commonwealth Wind, and previous initiatives.

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Contractors, Inc., a commercial general construction company based in Danvers, announced that Mark F. Rogers has become a LEED Accredited Professional and was recently certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, efficient and healthy places to live and work. Rogers Rogers is an estimator and project manager who has been with the company since 2003.”

Sixteen Schools Go Green Boston MA - The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust announced funding approval totaling more than $3 million for high-performance green schools. Funding is being awarded to nine schools for solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays; six schools for green school design assistance; and one school for both green school design assistance and a solar PV array. “Going green has tremendous benefits,” said Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Phil Giudice, who chairs the Trust’s governing board. “Solar electricity and green design elements like advanced air systems and natural lighting are smart choices for schools— conserving energy and natural resources while creating a healthier environment for our children and education professionals. The combination of high-efficiency systems, innovative design, and proper operation mean that green schools can cost far less to maintain than traditional schools.” The nine schools that have been approved for solar PV installation funding are: Beverly High School, Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Manchester-Essex Regional Middle/High School, New Bedford

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Green Roundtable’s New Leadership Program Accelerates Recovery, Helps Firms Win Work By William Ronco, PhD, Programs leaders is the first step companies can of monthly workshops for small, strategiDirector, Gathering Pace Consulting take to achieve strategic and long lasting cally mixed groups – owners, architects, The Green Roundtable’s new Green value – for every goal, not just green build- engineers, contractors and consultants. To Change Leaders Circle accelerates build- ing,” comments Barbra Batshalom, Green ensure maximum impact, group size is liming owners’, A&E and construction firms’ Roundtable Executive Director. Prominent ited to 10. The program delivers valuable, emergence from the recession. The pro- Boston architect Scott Simpson of Kling- lasting results both for change management gram provides the essential change man- Stubbins, notes, “Going green is not just leaders responsible for their organization’s agement strategies and skills owners, ar- about counting LEED points. It requires green progress and younger practitioners chitects, engineers and contractors need a change in mindset that must pervade the who want to add change management skills to meet the demand for sustainable design entire organization.” to their professional toolkit. and construction. Many high-level deciShareholders and senior execusion-makers in the industry “Going green is not just about counting tives in all kinds of organizations are have found the leadership cirLEED points. It requires a change in mindset demanding more and better sustaincles invaluable. Ralph DeFlothat must pervade the entire organization.” able design and construction. Buildrio, Harvard Divinity School –Barbra Batshalom, ing owners are already awarding new Director of Operations, notes, projects based on service provider “The Leader’s Circle programs firms’ sustainable achievements, and provide a valuable foundation this trend will only strengthen in the comMost building owners, architecture, to bridge differences and enable change engineering and construction companies to be successfully implemented.” Leila ing years. The Green Change Leaders Circle have designated green leaders, and most Kamal AIA, LEED APand Vice President, provides the skills owners need to improve green leaders are highly motivated and EYPA/E points out, “We need to think difbottom-line performance and more clearly technically skilled. However, few of them ferently about how we approach design. align real estate and planning with organi- possess the change management strategies Leaders Circle provides critical tools to zational strategy. For architects, engineers and skills to match their beliefs. The Green understand how we can influence behavior and contractors, the program delivers the Change Leaders Circle arms green change and overcome natural resistance.” change management tools that meet own- leaders with the change management strateProgram leader Dr. William Ronco ers’ demands and win work. gies and skills to successfully drive change has led more than 20 leaders’ circle groups The program takes organizations’ both throughout their own organizations and is an industry expert in change mansustainable efforts – many of which are and in partnering with others. agement, partnering, strategy and leaderstalled – to much higher levels of perforBeginning September 24, the innova- ship development. mance. “Developing effective change tive program consists of a year-long series

Thirteen at Cutler Earn LEED AP Worcester, MA - Cutler Associates, a design and construction firm with offices in Worcester, Mass.; Allentown, Penn.; and Tampa, Fla, recently announced that 13 staff members were named LEED Accredited Professionals by the USGBC. Recently named were J. Robert Taylor, AIA, vice president of planning and design; Garth Johnson, principal and director of senior living; Kevin Kozak, AIA, design project manager; Michael Worthley, AIA, design project manager; Kathleen Provencher, AIA, project architect; Jack Moran, director of building information modeling; Dirk Heller, proconstruction services manager; Matthew Benolkin, estimator; Tiffany Gallo, estimator; Mark Staffieri, senior project manager; Toby Manulak, project manager; Joshua Brandt, project manager; and Marian Jakubik, superintendent. “The commitment of our staff to earn LEED accreditation is a testament to Cutler’s dedication to remaining at the forefront of LEED and sustainable design and construction,” said Ed O’Brien, president of Cutler Associates. To enhance the thorough understanding of green design and building practices required for LEED accreditation and the management of LEED projects, Cutler established a “Green Team” that holds seminars, workshops, and study sessions where topics related to sustainability and their impact on projects are examined.

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DPU Gives Green Light Utility Solar Ownership OK Boston, MA - The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recently approved the first utility company proposal to own and operate solar energy installations, as authorized by the Green Communities Act of 2008, giving a green light to Western Massachusetts Electric Company’s (WMECO) plans to construct and deploy approximately six megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic power throughout its service territory. Designed to promote the development of renewable energy and stimulate the Commonwealth’s clean energy economy, the Green Communities Act gave utility companies the ability to own and operate solar electric installations up 50 MW. Just as utilities bill customers for the cost of

fossil-fuel generated electricity, the cost of utility-owned solar power will be recouped through ratepayer revenues. The WMECO order includes a settlement between the company and the attorney general ensuring that costs of the utility’s solar program will include stricter cost controls and be spread over more years than the company originally proposed. “Today’s action is consistent with Governor Patrick’s pursuit of a robust solar energy industry in Massachusetts,” DPU Chairman Paul Hibbard said. “It moves the Commonwealth closer to the governor’s goal of 250 megawatts of solar power by 2017, while protecting ratepayers by spreading out the cost of financing WMECO’s solar ownership program.”

Three Earn LEED Accreditation Maynard, MA - Three executives at J.M. Coull, Inc. have earned LEED accreditation. Andrew Coull, president, Thomas Dube, vice president for preconstruction, and Thomas Zabel, Coull Dube Zabel senior business development executive, achieved the designation offered by the US Green Building Council.

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USM Library Gets LEED Silver Wright-Ryan CM Portland, ME - The new Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine Portland campus received LEED Silver designation from the US Green Building Council. Many of the points that determine the level of LEED designation were acquired through special efforts by the construction managers, Wright-Ryan Construction, of Portland. The building, which houses 20,000 maps and more than 1,500 rare books and atlases, was built with green in mind, but Wright-Ryan needed to pay special attention to the operating systems to be sure that

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Local Green Building Featured On Tour The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) will present its annual Green Buildings Open House on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Boston Green Building, a member of NESEA, invites the public to a free tour of a residence of one of its clients. Boston Green Building is a sustainable general contractor specializing in residential green construction. They build attractive, healthy, and comfortable environments for their clients by offering a unique service not found with most conventional contractors: namely, building green. In all of their projects, Boston Green Building aims to maximize energy efficiency, incorporate the use of environmentally responsible nontoxic materials, minimize waste and employ eco-friendly concepts. The residence that will be open to the public as part of NESEA’s Green Buildings Open House tour is located on Beacon Hill in Boston at 1 Chestnut Street. In this multi-unit building is a condominium featuring a green kitchen that the public is welcome to visit. Designed by Hickox-Williams architects and CleverGreen Cabinetry, this green kitchen features locally sourced materials: Vermont slate countertops, cherry hardwood and curly maple from Pennsylvania. On all of these woods, nontoxic water-based clear coat finishes were used. High-efficiency appliances and Ultra-Touch recycled denim insulation save

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BE Building Corporation, formerly Konover Construction Corporation, is putting the final touches on the last of three technical high schools in Connecticut that were renovated as part of an overall effort to restructure and modernize the course offerings, programs, equipment and facilities of the state’s technical schools. Over the years, Connecticut technical high schools have educated thousands of students in the construction trades, occupational-specific training and apprenticeships, manufacturing technologies, automotive technologies, culinary arts and hospitality skills. KBE has been involved in ambitious

projects at W.F. Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury, E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain, and Norwich Technical High School in Norwich. Each of these projects presented its own unique challenges, including completing the renovations with the entire student body on the premises. “Each of these projects involved outstanding collaboration between everyone involved – the State Department of Public Works’ project managers, the design teams, trade contractors, and the faculty, staff and students,” said Mike Kolakowski, President and CEO of KBE Building Corporation. “Our experience in working in occupied

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This will allow creation of the large classrooms needed to accommodate digital technology and assist in reducing congestion at the entrance. KBE renovated the school’s trade classrooms and performed an upgrade on all of the building systems. The school will remain fully operational throughout the multi-phased construction. “ A key design goal was to foster pride in vocational education with a cutting edge facility that features the latest technology and supports the curriculum by utilizing strong architectural forms that communicate a clear, vibrant identity for both the shops area and the academic wing,” said Julija Singer, AIA, LEED AP, design architect from The S/L/ A/M Collaborative. E.C. Goodwin Technical High School underwent its first major renovation and upgrade project in over 25 years. The school was built in 1962. The seven-phase project includes new and renovated academic classrooms, technical shop space, administrative areas and support space, new athletic fields, and new parking lots. Modernizing and expanding the school will not only benefit the students and faculty but will ultimately benefit the workforce in the New Britain region for many years to come. “For the E.C. Goodwin Technical High School, we worked very successfully with KBE to create the look and academic experience of a 21st century technical school,” said David King, AIA, and principal of Kaestle Boos Architects, based in New Britain, Conn. Norwich Technical High School was completed in December of 2008. KBE converted an existing 100,000sf community college into a 200,000sf state-of-the-art technical high school. As with the others, the facility remained fully operational during this phased construction project. The school includes more than 15 technical education and science labs, full academic facilities, auditorium, media center, gymnasium, and caf-

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Shrewsbury, MA - Margulies Perruzzi Architects has completed the design of ReadyMED by Fallon Clinic. Located in Shrewsbury, ReadyMED is the first physician-staffed, walkin medical care clinic in Central Massachusetts to offer convenient, non-emergency medical services for adults, infants and (l-r) Dr. Robert Yood, board Chairman, Fallon Clinic; Dr. Michael Chin, physician, children. A ribbon-cutting and ReadyMED; Moe DePaulo, Shrewsbury selectman; Moira Miller, Shrewsbury selectopen house were held at the man, Chairwoman; Mark Margulies, principal, Margulies Perruzzi Architects; Dr. Jack clinic on August 4. ConstrucDutzar, president/CEO, Fallon Clinic; Dr. Nelson Yuen, medical director, ReadyMED; tion management services were Karen Polito, state representative, 11th Worcester District; John I. Lebeaux, Shrewsprovided by Cutler Associates of bury selectman, vice Chairman; and Fred Mulligan, president, Cutler Associates. Worcester. The 5,000sf ReadyMED Focused on patient convenience, creates a comfortable, attractive envifacility stands out from retail the design concept for the ReadyMED ronment, while also maintaining paclinics in that physicians will be on clinic aims to demystify the relation- tient privacy. Separate waiting rooms the premises at all times, as well as adship between the patient and the health- are provided for children and adults, vanced practitioners and other medical care provider. This is achieved using and patients have access to wireless Inprofessionals. The facility also features transparency throughout the space that ternet in the waiting areas. X-ray and laboratory services on-site. “With ReadyMED, Fallon Clinic has reconceived the entire walk-in medical care experience from start to finish,” said Marc Margulies, principal of Margulies Perruzzi Architects. “Our design team met this exciting challenge by discarding any pre-conceived notions of what a clinical environment should be. We worked from a blank slate to create the model for an exceptional walk-in medical care experience that sets the clinic’s cutting-edge clinical resources and tools within a pleasurable, efficient environment.”

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lar construction project to date. The eight pre-fabricated pieces were constructed in Concord, N.H. last winter. Burke noted that prefabricating the building in modular sections allowed Windover to build more efficiently without the need for temporary weather enclosures and inefficient temporary heating systems. In addition, he said it went along perfectly with the green theme, because modular construction promotes a more efficient use of materials with less generation of waste. Burke added another benefit: “Considering the density of the neighborhood, the modular construction allowed us to get the job done without a lot of noise disturbance to the surrounding homes and businesses.” Windover faced a tight construction deadline, as they had 13 months to have the project ready for this fall’s arrival of students. “We kept up a good pace. We did hit some ledge when excavating the site,” said Burke. “But we were able to do some chipping and also changed the shape of the foundation so we didn’t lose any time.” Burke also said lining up the modular pieces presented some minor challenges, but that Windover’s “intense quality monitoring” at the factory prevented any major delays from happening. Recycling is another green theme at the Sturnick Village. Windover re-used material from the former buildings, and much of the new flooring contains pre-consumer recycled and rapidly renewable content. Student suites are also outfitted with recycling bins – assuring that the green trend will continue beyond construction.

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High-Profile Feature: Giuseppe Zanotti Design

FCC Chosen for Boutique Fit-Out


oston, MA - Contractor Federal Construction Corp (FCC) of Lynnfield was recently awarded the Italy-based high end retail footwear boutique, “Giuseppe Zanotti Design (GZD),” a 2,200sf fit-out in the Copley Mall. Finishes include exotic woods in the millwork, tile flooring, mirrors and metal trims. Several of the key elements are being shipped directly from Italy. Architectural services will be provided by Colin Smith Architects, Inc. of Lexington, and Zade Partners, LLC of Boston will provide engineering services. All of the design originated from the GZD corporate design team based in Italy. The project began mid July and is schedule to open in late 2009. The $425,000 Project Consists of: • The removal of the existing store’s fit-out and finishes. • Reworking of the mall’s wood soffit to conform to the new storefront layout and heights. • Addition of two restrooms. • Reworking of the existing fire protection system and heads to conform to the new sales area layout. • Removal and replacing of the existing mechanical systems and associated work. • Relocation of the rear door to accommodate the new plumbing layout.

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High-Profile Feature: Veterans Training and Rehabilitation Center

Construction in progress of new Northeast Veterans Training and Rehabilitation Center in Gardner.

New Veterans Center Nears Completion Kuhn Riddle Architects


ardner, MA - The Northeast Veterans Training and Rehabilitation Center (NVTRC) in Gardner, designed by Kuhn Riddle Architects of Amherst, will serve veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have sustained severe injuries such as loss of a limb, traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress disorder, and severe burns. This residential center will be a place to receive physical and emotional rehabilitation as well as educational training, while living alongside their family. Construction started with the conversion/renovation of a Kelton Street house into the construction site office/operations center; the house will eventually become the NVTRC management office. The project will receive LEED Silver certification.

The Rehabilitation Center is situated on 12 acres of land donated by Mount Wachusett Community College. The facilities of the College are open to the veterans and their families. The College has extended free access to veterans and their family members to the full curriculum of College level classes. The College Day Care Center will also be available at no cost to the families. The Heywood Hospital, located directly across the street from the NVTRC facility, will be part of the services available to the NVTRC program. The veterans and families will be housed in separate living quarters located on the project grounds. These 10 duplex wood-framed cottages will be approximately 2,500sf each unit with two bedrooms,

bath, kitchen and living area. The cottage concept will allow the clients to practice their living skills and provide privacy for both the veteran and his or her family. There will also be a 7,000sf therapy building, which features an indoor therapy pool, a weight/exercise room, and a golf simulator. Green building elements utilized in this project include photovoltaic arrays, geothermal ground source heating, and

structural insulated panels. Additionally, no outside fill has been brought in for this project; back-fill was preserved from the site and foundation excavation and larger rock from the site has been crushed on-site to produce local aggregate. The Northeast Veterans Training Facility will be owned and operated by Veteran Homestead in Fitchburg.


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High-Profile Feature: Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus

Johnson & Wales Development

rovidence, RI - The first new building in Johnson & Wales University’s master plan for its Harborside campus will set the tone and direction for future development. The building is expected to receive Silver LEED certification from the US Green Building Council. Adjacent to a culinary arts museum and expected to be a popular tour destination for the university, the building offers maximum transparency to showcase and celebrate the school’s culinary program. Key instructional spaces include a diverse range of kitchen labs, a wine tasting room, and various types of instructional dining facilities. The exterior is scaled and massed to complement existing structures while presenting a clear identity that announces the building as a public space. Various material types and textures create a welcoming skin for this facility that is both learning institution and observation center. Labs, classrooms, and corridors are configured to offer students and faculty enough privacy to achieve an optimal learning experience even as visitors look on. The dean’s suite is designed as a glass box lined with wine bottles. It features an integrated conference/presentation room that hovers dramatically over the main lobby to illuminate the artistic aspect of the culinary experience. New academic offices on multiple floors integrate the faculty with student traffic and activity.


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High-Profile Feature: Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus Continued from previous page The building is sited on 100 acres of a former shipyard in a designated flood zone. Anticipating regular rising water, all programmed areas are lifted above the 12foot flood clearance line. A shallow earth terrace resolves into a graceful staircase that accentuates the building’s elevated entrance and leads users gently up and into it. For added safety in the event of a flood, the lower walls incorporate breakaway technology to allow for the free flow of water. In addition to addressing flood concerns, the raising of the building creates a

covered open space at the street level that is conducive to year-round outdoor public events, including ice carving. The open space also unifies the other campus greens that now reach out to a main intersection, creating lawns and pedestrian footpaths where building corners are expected. The height of the building and the lifting of its entry floors also provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with unrestricted and sweeping views of nearby Narragansett Bay.

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High-Profile Feature: Visual Arts Center

Delta Design Completes Visual Arts Center hestnut Hill, Ma – Delta Design & Construction of Medford announced that the Robert Lloyd Corkin Visual Arts Center, located on the Brimmer and May School campus in Chestnut Hill, has been completed. Delta partnered with Imai Keller Moore architects on this $1.6 million, 2600sf ground up art studio. The building, constructed on the original footprint, was designed to maintain the original historic character of the late 1800’s carriage house on the three sides that faced the neighborhood. The north side of the building, by contrast, was given a two-story wood curtain wall, illuminating the major studio spaces and providing views to the wooded hillside beyond. The mix of old and new is most visible at the upper level, where reclaimed lumber rafters carry the eye up to


Imai Keller Moore Architects the cupola above. The project includes two 2D studios and a ceramics studio. The art studio will provide space for three art studios and a ceramics studio as well as exhibit space for the students to display their work. “This was an exciting project to be a part of, and it was great working with both Brimmer and May School and IKM. The project team really came together to overcome many challenges, and together we completed a wonderful art studio,” stated Derek Pelletier, president of Delta Design & Construction. Brimmer and May, an early childhood through grade 12, coeducational, independent day school, serves a culturally and socio-economically diverse student body from approximately 40 communities in greater Boston and 10 foreign countries.

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A deep closet running the full width of the room provides for organizing supplies. Storage zones are concealed with homasote-clad sliding doors on barn-door tracks. Photography by Chris Johnson

Old and new cupola/dormers. The weathervane was designed by a sculptor/alumnus who works with bronze.


“The school asked us to renovate an 1890’s Carriage House located at the corner of their campus, for use as an Art Studio center. The design we proposed inserted a two-story glass wall on the north side of the building to maximize natural light and views across the tracks to the heavily landscaped hillside beyond. On the three other sides of the structure, we maintained fairly conservative window and door treatment, in keeping with the historic nature of the building. “Although the project was designed as a renovation of the historic barn, the condition of the fieldstone foundation was ultimately determined to be too poor to stabilize. The final design, therefore, was for a completely new building, maintaining the volume and placement of the original structure to meet the requirements of the Historic Commission and the Building Dept. Salvaged wood rafters were used at the upper level studio ceiling.”

The mix of old and new is most visible at the upper level, where reclaimed lumber rafters carry the eye to the cupola above.

A two-story glass wall was inserted on the north side hidden from the campus and the neighboring houses.

September, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Aetna Headquarters

Signature Values Highlight Design Elements of Aetna’s Atrium Building Reno


artford, CT-Aetna has been undergoing major interior renovations in their Hartford Atrium Building facility. The atrium concourse area, designed by Perkins+Will is approximately 10,000sf, and only one of the many spaces in the building undergoing renovation. The building will become the main entry on Aetna’s Hartford campus for recruiting. The concourse area is the primary path for most users entering the building either from the main entrance, the garage, or the Rogers building. This portion of the concourse is within the multi-story atrium. The vast glass ceiling structure illuminates the space and surrounding balconies with natural light. The scale of the space provided Perkins+Will the opportunity to use the client’s branding throughout the atrium space. One design element is a custom terrazzo floor which incorporates Aetna’s “Value Wheel.” The branding colors and messaging elements developed by Aetna’s Creative Services group have been inte-

grated into the architectural design through the use of printed stretched fabric panels and text applied to glass walls with colored film. These colorful graphics integrated throughout the space signify the new division which will occupy the space.

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High-Profile Feature: Blanchards Liquors Headquarters Renovation

Landmark Renovates Blanchards Headquarters

September, 2009


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est Roxbury, MA - Landmark Structures Corporation, a full service General Contractor/Construction Management Company, is continuing work on a 7,500sf addition and 9,500sf renovation project at Blanchard’s Liquors headquarters, in West Roxbury. The two-phase project, slated for completion at the end of November, will include a 7,500sf addition that will house a basement storage space, retail space, and second floor offices including a wine tasting room. Landmark Structures will also renovate the facility’s existing 9,500sf retail and office space. MacKinlay Electric is proud to be involved in the modernization of this West Roxbury neighborhood fixture. We have the ability to install state of the art energy efficient lighting as well as updated fire and sprinkler monitoring systems. We handled the necessary permitting and inspections to allow Blanchards to continue to serve their customers in this new retail space. Expertise in new construction and renovations of existing buildings is the cornerstone of our operation, and we look forward to working Interior view ofand newBlanchards corporate headquarters with both Landmark Structures in the future. for Nuvera Fuel Cells

Margulies Perruzzi Wins IIDA N.E. Award

Boston, MA - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that its work on the corporate headquarters for Nuvera Fuel Cells was honored with an Interior Design Award in the Office Category (50,000-80,000sf) from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) of New England. Nuvera Fuel Cells is creating the world’s energy source for the future. The development of its new corporate headquarters in Billerica was part of a strategy to increase collaboration and productivity, as well as address a growing need for Frame additional lab space. The new headquarters includes 40,000sf of office space,

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GEI MBTA Project Awarded Elkus Manfredi Architect

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High-Profile: Awards

Rhino PR Receives National Award South Hamilton, MA Rhino Public Relations has been honored with a Marketing Communications Award (MCA) from the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). Rhino PR and its client GEI Consultants were recognized with a First Place Award in the category “External Corporate Communications Program: Media Relations Campaign.” Composed of more than 80 experienced professionals from the building industry, the SMPS Chris Stockwell (GEI), Kelly Cohane (GEI), and jury commented on the submisSusan Shelby (Rhino PR) accept a Marketing Comsion from Rhino PR and GEI munications Award at the SMPS Awards Gala in Las Consultants Inc.: ”The involveVegas. Photography by Paul Morgan. ment across the firm in this media logical science and engineering seek out strong, credentialed, and trusted suppliers,” said Chris Stockwell, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at GEI Consultants. The focus of the award is the national public relations program and strategy that Rhino PR helped GEI Consultants create and implement. The results of this program included 45 media related initiatives and increased media visibility throughout 2008.

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Saint-Gobain Awarded ISO Cert.

Grand Island, NY – Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, which specializes in the design, production and distribution of functional materials for the construction, industrial and consumer markets announced that both of their Glass Mat manufacturing plants have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification by the International Organization for Standardization. The plants located in Charleston, SC and Russellville, AL manufacture glass mat products made of non-woven wet-formed fiberglass sheets bonded together with a binder system for a wide variety of build-

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Suffolk Construction Awarded Boston, MA - Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. was recently recognized for its firstclass safety program by achieving Platinum Award status after participating in the Harvard Contractor Safety Assessment Program. The assessment is an independent evaluation administered by ConstructSecure, Inc., which reviews safety programs of companies performing work at Harvard University. The organization measured both historical performance and forward-looking factors within compa-

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High-Profile: Awards

John M. Clancy Award Winners Announced Boston, MA - Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/Architects, Bergmeyer Associates and Hacin + Associates took top honors in this year’s John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing program. The biennial design awards program, established by Goody Clancy in recognition of John Clancy FAIA, recognizes excellence in the planning, design and construction of multifamily housing for the diverse populations of our nation at all income levels. The jury chose five projects out of 35 submissions to be honored. Here are the the jurors’ comments. “In the third year of the John M. Clancy award program, we examined 35 submissions that represented projects built nationwide. We were pleased to review projects that incorporated strategies for transitional housing in addition to projects meant for permanent residence. “We agreed that to be called socially responsible, a project must contribute to the community and the built and natural environment that make up its physical context, while meeting the special requirements of people in need. “Greatly appealing to us was a marked increase in the number of projects addressing environmental sustainability, which shows that thoughtful design does not price such features out of affordable housing. “More unexpected was the increase in the number of developments serving children aging out of foster care – a popu-

Pond View Village. Photographer Richard Mandelkorn. lation that appears to be on the rise. We wished for better explorations of family housing within ‘elevator’ buildings. And we wanted to see more developments in urban centers, as these can create housing opportunities with a high level of amenities and services for resident populations with unique healthcare, education or counseling needs.” Three Massachusetts projects were honored: Honor Awards For Design Excellence - Multifamily affordable housing in Gloucester. Designed by Bergmeyer Associates, Boston. Michael R. Davis, AIA, LEED AP was the principal in charge. This redevelopment of an abandoned

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multibuilding factory complex created workforce housing—via adaptive reuse amplified by new construction—on a wonderful site with water views and great natural beauty. Nonproductive buildings on the overdeveloped site were selectively demolished to improve cross-site circulation and to offer more pond views, while the remaining wood-frame mill buildings were converted into lovely double-height living spaces. New buildings were planned only for sites of demolished buildings; existing subterranean spaces were turned into indoor parking; and the site’s former parking lot and abandoned railroad were transformed into green spaces and a courtyard, respectively. The result of this masterplan is a transit-oriented development that’s intimate in scale and rich with wonderful housing forms. Project team members: Cape Ann Housing Authority, Cutler Associates, Worcester; VIVA Consulting, Newton; Judith Nitsch Engineering, Boston; Wozny/ Barbar and Associates, Hanover; Abernona Engineering, Winchester; Carol R. Johnson Associates, Boston; Solar Design Associates, Harvard; Richard Mandelkorn Photography, Lincoln; and Derick Veliz photographer, Acton. Project Place – Gatehouse in Boston Designed by Hacin + Associates, Boston. This newly constructed building in Boston’s South End features 14 affordable single-room-occupancy units (13 for the formerly homeless), an active ground-floor restaurant, and office and program space for the building’s nonprofit owner. We liked the plan for this compact building, which includes two geothermal wells and ensures long-term affordability through energy-efficient features that keep operating expenses down and commercial space that helps subsidize the SRO units. The design is one of the better examples of mixed-used development: there’s a

nice balance between the commercial and residential sides and thoughtful attention to how dimensions and materials differentiate between the two. Project team members: Consigli Construction, Milford; Interseminarian Project Place, Boston; Souza, True and Partners, Watertown; Nitsch Engineering, Boston; RW Sullivan, Boston; Bruce T. Martin photographer, Natick; Josh Kuchinsky, photographer, Brookline; Duffy Design Group, Boston; and Barnum + Company, Carter & Co., Dietz & Associates, Doreve Nicholaeff Architects, Duncan Hughes Interior, Eric Roseff Designs, Gauthier - Stacy, Heather G. Wells, Homeworks, Logan Gowdy, Mark Bombara Interior Design, Mark Christofi Interior Design and Terrat Elms.

Project Gatehouse in Boston. Photo credit Gregg Shupe Awards - Waverly Woods in Belmont Designed by Mostue & Associates Architects, Somerville In exchange for the right to redevelop the massive former MacLean Hospital site into luxury townhouses, an assistedliving community and a research/development facility, a tiny corner of the site was set aside for the construction of affordable housing. Despite the site’s severe slope, ledge outcroppings, scraggly tree growth and heavy traffic on one edge, it has been magically transformed by a solid plan. The housing now fits in so well that it looks like it was easy to develop—while offering pedestrian access to Waverly Square, Belmont’s only multimodal transportation node. The development’s architecture is sensitive to the scale of neighboring properties and features facades that are detailed at a level comparable to some of the town’s finest homes. Project team members: Affirmative Investments, Boston; DeVellis Zrein, Foxborough; Dan Bonardi Consulting Engineers, Somerville; Wozny/Barbar & Associates, Hanover and Erland Construction, Burlington.

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High-Profile Feature: Mount Ida Veterinary Center

Mount Ida Veterinary Center Designed by CBT Architects - Built by Cutler Associates


ewton, MA - The new Center for Veterinary Technology at Mount Ida College brings the independent baccalaureate college in Newton one step closer to its vision of providing students, and a growing industry, with the top veterinary technology program in the country. The new center will allow Mount Ida to meet growing demand for its highly respected curriculum, one of only 16 accredited veterinary technology bachelor degree programs in the country. Designed by CBT Architects and built by Cutler Associates, the $6 million, 16,000sf facility consolidates all of the veterinary technology faculty offices, classrooms, laboratories, and animal facilities under one roof. The program includes humane housing and animal treatment clinics for dogs, cats, rodents, and rabbits, with day-visit facilities for large animals. The building also features surgery, recovery, and laboratory facilities equipped with the most modern technology. A large radiology space, outfitted with an innovative digital radiography system, will allow students to learn the latest techniques and procedures for animal medical care and treatment. The Vet Tech project is the second major recent construction project undertaken by the College in almost a decade and represents the College’s next step in the achievement of its long-term master plan. In 2008, Cutler Associates built a new resi-

The facility is tightly sited between several existing classroom buildings and the athletic fields. dence hall for the campus. “We’re pleased to be able to continue to work with Mount Ida as they execute their Master Plan,” said Rod Shaffert, vice president of Cutler Associates. “The collaboration and continuity that has developed between our teams enables us to deliver these complex projects with maximum value for the College.” Cutler was hired as construction manager early in the preconstruction process with the hope that, by working as an integrated team with the architect and the owner, all of the design and programming goals for the project could be achieved within the College’s budget. To facilitate

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AIANH Award Winners

Pipe Line

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Renovations to allow a second Neuro-Interventional Radiology Room. Note: July 5, 2009 A Letter of Intent to apply for Certificate of Need approval was filed on 4/24/09. Owner: J. Kevin Kinsella, Vice President Hartford Health Care, Hartford, CT PH: 860-545-5000 - http://www. harthosp.org EMS Facility Project Type: Hospitals/Clinics Location: Colebrook, NH. Est. Start Date: 3rd Qtr 2009 Construction of new EMS Facility. Architect - TMS Architects, Portsmouth, NH PH: 603-436-4274 - http://www. tmsarchitects.com Bidding General Contractor - Glen Builders Inc., North Conway, NH PH: 603-356-3401 - http://www. glenbuilders.com Owner: 45th Parallel EMS, Colebrook, NH PH: 603-388-4285 - Bid Due Date: 7/22/2009 Bank Street Elderly Housing Phase II Project Type: Cultural/Social, Hos-

pitals/Clinics, Office Buildings, Parking Structures, Residential - MultiFamily (Apartments/Condos) Value: $5 million Location: Seymour, CT. Senior apartment building with a three-level underground parking garage. The project includes 26 one-bedroom units and space for social activities and medical practitioners. Note: 6/16/09, a representative of O’Riordan Migani Architects stated they are currently in the planning stages of this project’s development. June 15, 2009 The developer/architect presented plans for he project to the planning and zoning commission on 6/11/09. As of that date, Phase I is complete and Migani has not yet filed a formal application for Phase II. The Seymour Housing Authority is a partner on the project. Architect/Developer Joseph Migani, Principal, O’Riordan Migani Architects, Seymour, CT PH: 203-888-7667 - http://www. omarchitects.com Developer David Keyser, Executive Director, Seymour Housing Authority, Seymour, CT Continued on page 44

Keene, NH – The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANH) announced the results of its 2008-2009 High School Design Competition. This program is a design competition that requires students to work on a theoretical project throughout the school year under the guidance of their instructors. AIANH volunteers visit the schools when possible to give critiques before the submissions are due. The program involves a design solution, a three-dimensional model, and a graphic plan of the project. Winners are: Best Design, Overall Superiority, in all aspects of Design Solution, Model, and Graphic Presentation: Julie Rahilly, Nashua High School; Shaun Russell, Salem High Daniel Oot of Portsmouth High displays his School; Gina Fantoni and award winning project. Gage Littlefield, Pinkerton Academy. Best Model describing Design So- High School; Mike Morin and Steve Heblution: 1. Danny Oot, Portsmouth High sch, Pinkerton Academy; Erin Hartmann School; Gina Fantoni, Pinkerton Academy; and Ethan Webb, Pinkerton Academy Honorable Mention: Lesley Miller, Mike Morin & Steve Hebsch, Pinkerton Conval High School; Bo Ratio, Conval Academy. High School; Mary Pratt, Conval High Best Graphic presentation describSchool. ing Design Solution: Julie Rahilly, Nashua,

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International Village Completed

Advanced TrimWright New Division

Design - Office Resources and Gensler

Office Resources, in conjunction with Gensler, furnished and designed International Village, the newest residence hall at Northeastern University. The building consists of three towers and covers 436,800sf, including a dining hall, laundry facilities, a fitness area, television lounges, game rooms and study rooms. International Village also holds an 87-seat lecture hall, a 44-

Taunton, MA - Advanced TrimWright, Inc. (ATW), a leading fabricator of PVC products based in Taunton, recently announced a new Commercial Division to specifically cater to the construction needs of office building, retail and restaurant owners. ATW has been catering ATW’s Richard Orsi, to homeowners throughout the vice president of Massachusetts and Rhode Isoperations

land area for years, and now the company offers its high quality exterior trim products to businesses on the East Coast through its Commercial Division. The company also offers custom products. If the right product doesn’t exist, ATW’s experienced team, with stateof-the-art CAD capabilities and superior craftsmanship, can produce a custom solution.

Page Completes Renovation Designed by Dyer Brown Boston, MA - Page Building Construction of Stoughton has completed a 10th floor interior renovation at 2 Oliver St. for the new Boston office of Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau and Saturley, PC, trial lawyers. The 7,368sf renovation was designed and constructed in eight Interior views of the newest residence hall at Northeastern University.

weeks. The interior design was completed by Dyer Brown & Associates of Boston, and the engineering was performed by Commercial Construction Consulting of Boston.

AC Stone Acquires N.E. Stone

seat tiered classroom, and four seminar Don and Angela Conte of AC Stone, rooms that seat 24. LLC acquired the fabrication facility forThe facility houses five floors of merly operated by New England Stone, university administrative offices. Knoll LLC on May 1, 2009. Dividends Horizon was selected for both The new company, Structural Stone, private offices and workstations. LLC – WBE/DBE, is in operation and is a

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Hoffmann Welcomes Three Hamden, CT – Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm, welcomed three new staff members. Margaret A. Molnar-Ryan, AIA LEED AP, joins Hoffmann’s Connecticut Molnar-Ryan office as project architect. With more than 17 years of experience in architectural design, document production, and construction administration, Molnar-Ryan, who is a certified LEED AP, is proficient at negotiating the multi-faceted demands of successful project completion. Her responsibilities with the firm will include building condition evaluation, design development, construction oversight, and project coordination. Donna L. Rehm-McCabe comes to Hoffmann Architects with over 20 years of finance experience. She has held seniorlevel accounting positions for a diverse

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PH: 203-888-4579 - http://www. seymourhousingauthority.com Buildings 141 and 156 Repairs and Additions Project Type: Conventions/Arenas, Government Buildings, Hospitals/ Clinics, Libraries Value: $7.5 million $5 million to $10 million. Location: Groton, CT. Located at Naval Submarine Base New London. Renovations and additions to two buildings at a Navy base. Work on Building 141 includes a new chilled water system, electrical upgrades, interior wall restoration, finishes and lighting, restroom restoration, ADA compliance and exterior repairs. The project also includes a steel-frame technical/research library addition. Building 156 work includes a new chilled water system, electrical upgrades, interior wall restoration, finishes and lighting, restroom, door, and ceiling restoration, a new elevator, ADA compliance, and exterior repairs. The building will also see the addition of a submarine medicine research and conference facility with a concrete foundation and steel frame and a connector to Building 141. Note: June 8, 2009 The Navy issued a presolicitation notice for small business design/build contractors for the project on 6/8/09. Respondents must register with the Department of Defense Central Contractor Registration database. An invitation for bid will be issued in July 2009, and bids will be opened in August 2009. Construction must be



Tillou Joins Cannon Boston, MA - Cannon Design announced that Michael Tillou, PE, LEED® AP, has joined the firm as Associate Vice President. He will serve as leader of the firm’s Energy Services Group. Prior to joining the firm, Tillou established Tillou Engineering. He has practiced for 15 years, and is currently serving as a member on the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 committee, helping to set national building

efficiency standards. Tillou brings to the firm five core staff members from Tillou Engineering: Susan B. Abrams; Anne H. Karbinos, Daniel R. Louis, Lisa Carey Moore, and Charles H. Stevenson. The team will continue to support the goal of making energy modeling a simple, cost-effective component of the design process.

Betts Passes PE Examination

group of firms, including Cadbury USA, the World Wrestling Federation (Titan Cambridge, MA – Mike Betts, seSports, Inc.), the New Haven Symphony nior project manager at Thomas G. GalOrchestra, and the University of Hartford. lagher, Inc., has passed the MassachuShe will be responsible for all activities of setts Professional Engineer examination the firm’s accounting department. in Mechanical Engineering. Pierson W. Booher brings special“Occupationally, there are a lot ized knowledge of historic preservation of situations as a mechanical contractor to his position as project representative at Hoffmann’s New York City office. He will provide architectural support for the firm’s projects in the form of condition evaluaNewton, MA tion, design detailing, and assisting in con- Diversified Project struction administration. Management, Inc. (DPM) announced that three members of its project management team have achieved Massachusetts Certified Public complete within 555 days of notice to Purchasing Official proceed. Zawatsky (MCPPO) status. Owner: Judy Biboum, Contract DPM’s reSpecialist, United States Navy cently certified staff members are: Tony Naval Facilities Engineering Sievers, LEED AP, MCPPO; Tim SingleCommand, Mid-Atlantic Division, Norton, ASHE, MCPPO and Marc Zawatsky, folk, VA LEED AP, CCM, MCPPO. PH: 757-444-0684 - Email: Judy. The MCPPO program was estabBiboum@navy.mil, http://www.navy lished to promote cost-effective, ethical Project Manager, US General Serand modern purchasing practices in comvices Administration (GSA).New Engpliance with Mass. contracting laws. It is a land Region, Boston, MA PH: 866-734-1727, http://www. gsa.gov

where it’s important to have an engineer on staff, a responsibility I can now fill,” said Betts. Betts can now use his P.E. stamp to certify drawings, memos and affidavits of compliance in the course of a project.

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requirement of the Mass. School Building Authority that all owner’s project managers involved in procurement for such projects are designated as MCPPOs. With the designation of its new MCPPOs, DPM hopes to improve its position and provide more staffing flexibility when pursuing public projects.

Hegemann Named to SWSPCP Panel

Nashoba Vision Renovation & Addition Project Type: Hospitals/Clinics, Retail (Shops/Restaurants) Location: Groton, MA. Renovations and an addition to the Nashoba Vision clinic. Note: June 1, 2009 The Groton Planning Board approved a site plan review for the project during the week of 5/25/09. Engineer Neil Gorman, Project Engineer David E. Ross Associates, Ayer, MA PH: 978-772-6232 Fax: 978-7726258 Email: municipal@davideross. com http://www.davideross.com Owner: Michael O’Neil, Principal Nashoba Vision Associates, Groton, MA PH: 978-448-5172 - http://www. nashobavision.com

Boston, MA - Ingeborg Hegemann, PWS, a BSC Group vice president, has been appointed to serve on the national Certification Review Panel for the Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP). The program was established to encourage and strengthen standards related to wetland science professions, including ecologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, educators, agency professionals, and consultants. Hegemann has over 25 years of experience in environmental planning, wetlands

assessment and impact analysis, and regulatory permitting. In addition to assisting public and private sector clients in project impact analysis and permit issuance, Hegemann is experienced in inHegemann stitutional and policy analysis relative to Massachusetts statewide policy development and local regulations implementation.

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Jones Lang LaSalle New Directors Boston, MA Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated has named Alex Dauria as managing director, and Ben Breslau and John Schena as national directors from the Boston Region. Chris Beeson, Dauria Stephen Flint, David Girard, Dana Griffin, and Mark Jolly were named associate directors. Dauria is an executive vice president on the firm’s leasing team. With 26 years of real estate experience, Dauria focuses his attention on corporate relocation, developer/landlord representation, investment sales, and acquisitions. Breslau, sr. vice president, directs the overall activities of the firm’s research team in the Americas. He has added innovative and customized analysis tools to traditional market reports that the firm leverages to help clients make sound real estate decisions. Schena is a sr. vice president on the project and development services team. He is currently in the role of account team leader for clients Fidelity Investments, and the Reebok Adidas Group in the US. In this role he provides advisory service and operational management focused on personnel, strategy, tools, processes and execution. Beeson, vice president, serves as facility manager and is responsible for 500,000sf for ING in Windsor, Conn. and oversight of an additional 1.5 million sf for other owners throughout the region. Flint, as a controller in construction

finance, heads a team of five accountants that support the Construction team in the New England, MidAtlantic, and Chicago regions. Girard, vice president, is a project manager for Breslau Jones Lang LaSalle’s project and development services team. He has extensive geotechnical and environmental experience with complex below grade construction on environmentally sensitive sites throughout Boston and Cambridge, MA. Griffin is a vice president on the Jones Lang LaSalle construction team where he specializes in tenant fit-ups, ground up construction of new buildings, and data center renovations. Jolly, vice president and regional Finance director, is responsible for the annual real estate budget and revenue for five corporate clients across the northeast. These individuals were also promoted: Bruce Clifford and Amy Forman to senior vice president; Jeff Burke, Bill DiPippo and Chris Hardiman to vice president; Nat Heald to assistant vice president; Kevin Byrne, Scott Dean, Danielle McLaughlin, and Patrick Triggs, to senior project manager; Jennifer Mauren to property manager; Rebekah Dix to operations manager; Jenna Scaccia to human resources business partner; Abby Kruchten to senior analyst; Charlotte Railton to senior marketing associate; Lorena Hawkins to senior proposal manager; and Kelly Lockberg to operations associate.

Sean Sanger LEED Accredited Boston, MA - Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG) announced that Sean Sanger, ASLA, principal, is now a LEED Accredited Professional. Sanger’s accreditation brings the number of LEED AP staff at the firm to five. Sanger

Tsoi/Kobus Adds Moskowitz Tsoi/Kobus & Associates of Cambridge added Jay Moskowitz to its marketing team. Moskowitz has more than 15 years of marketing experience including five-plus years in the architecture/ engineering/construction industry. Most recently he was marketing manager with the Boston office of WSP Flack + Kurtz, a mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm. Moskowitz

Tighe & Bond Names Horowitz

Westfield, MA – Tighe & Bond, Inc. announced that David P. Horowitz, P.E., CSP, has recently been named leader of the regulatory compliance technical practice group. Since joining Tighe & Bond in 1998, Horowitz has been a key contributor to the firm’s success, focusing his efforts on regulatory compliance with emphasis on storage tank

program manager, to senior associate; Patrick Barry, director of telecommunications engineering, to senior associate; Peter Garvey, director of environmental engineering, to senior associate; Dennis Reip, director of structural engineering, to senior associate; Peter Caldarazzo, a project manager and environmental engineer, to associate, and Gregory Nawrotzki, a project manager and telecommunications engineer, to associate. In addition, George Jacobs, manager of Dewberry’s New Haven, Conn. office, has been promoted to associate vice president.

Zayas Earns CTS Certification

Bloomfield, CT - BVH Integrated Services, Inc. announced that Felix Zayas, CTS has earned his certification from InfoComm International. Zayas is employed as a technology specialist at BVH. The certified technology specialist (CTS) credential is for audiovisual professionals who

have demonstrated extensive knowledge of the technology used in audio, video and display systems, and a competence, dedication and commitment to their profession. More than 9,000 AV professionals are currently InfoComm certified.


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Dewberry Promotions Fairfax, VA - Dewberry, a nationally recognized consulting firm based in Fairfax, announced several promotions in its northeast offices. The firm has more than 40 locations throughout the United States. In Dewberry’s Boston office, Bradford Mills, assistant branch manager, has been promoted to associate vice president. He is responsible for contract administration, design, quality assurance, and management for numerous transportation projects. Other promotions include Scott Choquette, CFM, a disaster mitigation

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Greenbuild Expo Congress Unplugged Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) will host Congress Unplugged at the House of Blues, Boston. Mingle with colleagues from the real estate, design, and construction industry. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, giveaways, and good company. No speakers, no agenda, just fun. Come get connected! Thursday, September 24, House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA Tickets: $45 for all members and non members. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Register: www.buildingcongress.org or by phone: 978-921-9222

International Conference and Expo Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ November 10 through November 12 2009. Green Plants for Green Buildings, a non profit charitable education group, will inform expo attendees on the importance of

MBC The MBC Hall of Fame Annual DinnerOctober 22 Seaport Cityview Ballroom, Boston 6 p.m. reception, followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Tickets $175, tables of 10 $1,750 For more information. call the MBC office at 978-921-9222, or go to the MBCWeb site at www.buildingcongress.org The MBC Hall of Fame provides a forum for the building industry to recognize, celebrate and publicize the work of expemlary companies.

AGC Gala AGC of Massachusetts Industry Gala and Awards Celebration. Thursday, October 1, 2009 The Intercontinental Hotel, Boston The evening event will bring together leading owners, contractors, subcontractors and architects in a display of collaboration and effective team-building practices. For more information: http://www. agcmass.org.

Coming in

integrating natural foliage within the green building design. GPGB will present significant evidence indicating that live interior plants are crucial to the overall environmental quality within a building. Get ready for World Workplace http://www.greenbuildexpo.org. 2009. IFMA’s World Workplace is hosted annually by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). The Steel Fabricators of New EngIFMA’s World Workplace encomland passes the vast educational, networking Membership Dinand buying opportunities available through ner Meeting with the IFMA year-round. The association’s knowlMetals Service Center edge and resources are consolidated into a Institute (MSCI) three-day, world-class gathering of facility Wednesday, October 14, 2009. professionals, educators, students and comManeeley’s Banquet Facility • 66 Rye panies for the continued advancement of Street • South Windsor, Conn. the profession. The event will provide you with the Conference and expo activities take chance to network with your SFNE and place at the Orange County Convention MSCI colleagues and to hear from John J. Center (OCCC), South Concourse, 9899 Ferriola, COO of steel making operations International Drive, Orlando, Fla., for Nucor Corporation. h t t p : / / w w w. w o r l d w o r k p l a c e . For more information: www.ssfne. org/2009/conference/general.html. org.


SFNE Dinner Meeting

Green Leadership Program Beginning September 24, The Green Roundtable/NEXUS introduces the Green Change Leader program, a year-long series of monthly workshops for small, strategically mixed groups – owners, architects, engineers, contractors and consultants. The program delivers valuable, lasting results both for change management leaders responsible for their organization’s green progress and younger practitioners who want to add change management skills to their professional toolkit. For more information log onto http://www.nexusboston.com/space/events. html/2009/8

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High-Profile Monthly: September 2009  

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

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