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MPA Designs Sapient Headquarters...pg 15 IT Offices for SEAS at Harvard University by Lori Stewart Colletti of Elaine Construction...pg 33

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Suffolk Construction Company Acquires William A. Berry & Son Innovative Office Design Positively Impacts the Workplace by Mary E. Turgeon and Deirdre L. Pio Efficient Lighting: Are T5 lamps the answer? by Samantha Russem, LC, LEED AP, of Nexamp Mass. General/North Shore Medical Center Unveils Outpatient Care Center New Wing at Women & Infants Hospital Designed by Anshen + Allen Suffolk Construction and NER Renovations at Modern Theatre Delphi Construction Completes NEDA Campus Suffolk Construction Builds Carpenter’s Union Hall J.M. Coull Completes Two Northeastern University Labs Callahan Updates 303 Third Street Lee Kennedy at Verizon, Federal Aviation Admin. and Marriott Corp. ...pg 13 BWK to Renovate Newman School Plus Healthcare, Educational and Green Facilites News, People, Calendar and more...

Plymouth Rock Studios Obtains $5.5 Million Construction Loan

Boston Properties Tops Off Atlantic Wharf ...pg 9

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Plymouth Rock Studios executives, board members, and other key personnel at the signing of the company’s construction loan from Prosperity International. front row l-r: Bill Wynne, Earl Lestz, Joe DiLorenzo, Kris Larsen, Jonathan Hausner, Tim Hadley. back row l-r: Scott Spencer, David Kirkpatrick, Bob Almond, Brad Soule. Photo Credit: Plymouth Rock Studios.

PRS Obtains Construction Loan

The executive management team of The Simon Konover Company presented a commemorative gift to Simon Konover at the celebration of 50 Years of Building Relationships. From left to right: Simon Konover, James Wakim, Ken Howell, Elizabeth G. Judd, Peter H. Mason, Marie Mazzotta, Jay Fisher and Robert Fedus.

Simon Konover Celebrates 50 Years

West Hartford, CT - The Simon Konover Company celebrated 50 Years of Building Relationships on September 23at the Society Room in Hartford.Simon Konover, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, first established his real estate business in 1959. Over the past 50 years, Simon Konover’s companies have developed, constructed, owned and managed an extensive

portfolio of shopping centers, hotels, residential communities, office properties, industrial buildings, mixed use and specialty properties throughout the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States. Today, The Simon Konover Company cumulatively employs over 600 people through six operating companies headquartered in West Hartford.

Plymouth, MA - Plymouth Rock Studios (PRS) has executed a construction loan for their proposed $550-million film, television and digital studio complex in Plymouth. Prosperity International of Orlando, Florida, a firm involved with the developing, financing and implementing of diverse infrastructure projects, will serve as the lender. “This brings us much closer to developing the next generation studio in Plymouth to serve the entertainment industry,” said Earl Lestz, CEO of Plymouth Rock Studios. “Prosperity has recognized that participation in the world’s first full service, fully sustainable, smart studio will be

an important addition to their portfolio. I join our project partners and tenants in welcoming them to the team.” In addition to this most recent financing success, PRS continues to focus on project permitting and leasing. The project has received a unanimous vote of approval for its master site plan from the Plymouth Planning Board and has obtained a waiver from the Secretary of Environmental Affairs to allow construction of an access road that will serve the studio and the neighboring public school campus. Leasing also continues at a fast pace, with leasing commitments for almost 60% of the available office, postproduction and retail space.

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N. E’s Premier Construction Companies Become One

New Projects Get Go Ahead

Boston, MA - The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Board of Directors recently approved two projects. The Distillery in South Boston will redevelop a former rum distillery into 65 residential units, including artist live-work units. Gordon’s Wood in West Roxbury will redevelop a former nursing home into 42 new homeownership units, including five affordable units. The Distillery project will build on the arts uses of the existing building, which has emerged as one of the most important artists’ buildings in the city. It includes three art galleries, runs two open studios a year, and supports arts programs with donated space and salaried staff. It is also the home of two major arts organizations, the Trans-Cultural Exchange and the ArtContinued on page 41

Suffolk Construction Company Acquires William A. Berry & Son to Create One of the Top 20 Largest Construction Firms in the Country

Boston, MA - Suffolk Construction Company, New England’s largest construction company, announced that it has acquired William A. Berry & Son, the second largest construction company in the region. The two premier companies, both with deep New England roots and successful track records, combined will have more than 1,200 employees and projected revenues of $2 billion. This transaction will further allow the company to position itself on a national scale, particularly in the areas of healthcare, education, life sciences/biotech, government and commercial development. “We see this as a tremendous growth opportunity for our company, both locally and nationally. Today’s economic climate has changed the way our industry operates and we view this partnership as a way to leverage our expertise, tools and experience on behalf of our clients. We are now even better positioned to provide solutions to clients who need to find ways to build

Kalauskas New CEO at BSC Group

BSC Group’s board of directors has appointed Charles Kalauskas, PE to the role of chief executive officer, a newly created position in the firm. Promoted from his former role as executive vice president, Kalauskas will take responsibility for company-wide operations, including the firm’s engineering, planning, ecological science, landscape architecture,


and land surveying divisions. Kalauskas has more than 40 years of experience in the engineering consulting industry, with more than 27 years spent with BSC Group. Richard Long, president of BSC Companies, will also assume the role of chairman as he transitions operating group leadership to Kalauskas.

in this environment,” said John Fish, CEO, Suffolk Construction. “There is an incredible amount of synergy between the two companies, because our core businesses are compleFish mentary, not duplicative. This partnership will trigger growth, provide efficiencies and add value for our clients. Our dedication to our employees, our clients and the community will not change, but strengthen through our partnership,” said Peter Campot, president, William A. Berry & Son. Providing preconstruction, construction management, design-build and general contracting services together, the combined forces of Suffolk and Berry will offer: • A commitment to sustainable building practices with more than 175 LEED accredited professionals, providing the most

sustainable value for every dollar spent. Together, they boast more than 32 projects that are either LEED accredited or pursuing certification, and strong national partnerships with organizations that specialize in emerging technologies and business practices; and • Use of state-of-the-art technology to support Building Information Modeling (BIM), which combined with a dedicated internal engineering team and experience with 25 active BIM projects, positions the team as a contractor of choice for clients. BIM is changing the way the construction industry operates, creating upfront collaboration online between builder and designer, resulting in a virtual project to identify inconsistencies and problems before construction. BIM provides savings in both time and cost for clients. Suffolk and Berry are responsible for constructing some of the most high-profile buildings in the region.

SCUP Appoints Hicks

Cambridge, MA - Bob Hicks, AIA, LEED AP, senior project manager at SMMA, has been appointed to the North Atlantic Regional Council of the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP). One of five SCUP councils, the North Atlantic Region serves members in New Eng-

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

IFMA panelists at MIT’s data center.

IFMA Boston On Top

become significant numbers even over a modest stretch of time. Cathy Guilbeault shared her perspecFM – What Now? What’s Next? Are There New Rules? tive in dealing with mostly office environCambridge, MA - It was a privilege ments for Philips Electronics’ 150,000 emto be part of a select ployees internationally. The company has gathering at MIT’s Stata facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Center recently, for the Kong, India, Mexico, Poland, the United International Facilities Kindom and other countries. Philips’s Management Associa- American headquarters is Philips Electronics North America Corporation, 3000 tion (IFMA) of Boston. Networking began Minuteman Rd., Andover, Mass. For many around sandwiches and years, the North American headquarters Barnes beer with familiar faces was located in New York, but with the of facilities managers, engineers, architects company’s footprint in healthcare ever inand contractors. It was not a huge throng creasing, it made sense to colocate its headlike the one we will see at the Build Boston quarters office with its largest business secGala in November, even though the event tor (healthcare). “Sometimes a bid can be too low,” itself was sold out, but rather a smart representation of those responsible for the built Tony Leonard told us. He explained that as an owner he was very aware of the push to environment in the Boston area. Kate Tribault, president of IFMA, bid Liberty Mutual jobs lower and lower to greeted us announcing our upcoming keep work going. But the problem with a events and introduced the evening’s mod- bid going too low is that it can cause a suberator, Michael Kearns, CFM, program team to collapse right when they are needed most. When manager, MIT and a subcontractor past president of the Sometimes a bid cannot meet its Boston Chapter of can be too low! obligations and IFMA, who in turn folds in the mid midprofiled each of the dle of a project it panelists. Thus began the dynamic “State of the can cause the entire project to lose ground Facilities” discussion with some of Boston’s and fall behind. most celebrated and innovative operations He also shared insight in how signifiexecutives. This panel brought together the cant savings can be made simply by knowleadership from four of Boston’s strongest ing how to sign a deal for usage with a util“Business Sectors” to explore the changing ity company. You have to be ready to sign role of real estate and facility management immediately, because the price can change during this period of extraordinary change. the next day. The panelists included Dick Amster, Partners HealthCare is experiencing director, facilities Campus Planning, Engi- the results from a number of major trends, neering & Construction, MIT; Cathy Guil- explained John Messervy, such as changes beault, VP, CRE & FM, Philips Electronics; in the mix of inpatient and outpatient serTony Leonard, regional facility manager, vices, older and sicker patient populations, Liberty Mutual and John Messervy, direc- new treatment patterns, advances in techtor of Capital and Facility Planning, Part- nology, and the need to optimize operaners HeathCare. tional efficiencies. All these affect facility planning. One thing that was clearly similar Partners HealthCare was founded in what they were bringing was to share the ongoing concerns of facilities opera- in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hostions involving very significant sizes. MIT pital and Massachusetts General Hospital. operates with millions of square feet in a MGH is now utilizing space in Charlesvariety of offices, housing, lecture halls, town where the price psf is significantly classrooms, and laboratory spaces, all in- lower than in downtown Boston. A fabulous venue and a terrific balterconnected globally (and some in outer space), with its hub directly beneath our ance of information between speakers, all in relaxed and friendly company... if you feet in Cambridge. Dick Amster’s comments gave us see me at the next IFMA Boston meeting, a perspective on how incremental adjust- please say hello. ments per square foot of energy use can by Michael Barnes Publisher, High Profile Monthly


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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Boston Properties Tops Off Atlantic Wharf John Moriarty CM, CBT Architects

Boston, MA - Mayor Thomas M. Interbank Offered Rate Menino joined Boston Redevelopment Au- (LIBOR) plus 3.00% per thority and Boston Properties officials for a annum. ceremonial topping off of the $500 million Construction fimixed-use project at Atlantic Wharf (also nancing was provided by known as Russia Wharf). The 854,000sf a syndicate of commercial project will greatly transform the underuti- banks. lized historic buildings with the creation Boston Properties is of approximately 700,000sf of new com- a fully integrated, self-admercial office space, 60,000sf of retail/res- ministered and self-mantaurant/civic space, 5,000sf of artist work aged real estate investspace and 65 new units of housing. ment trust that develops, The faรงades of the historic buildings redevelops, acquires, have been retained, and a new 31-story manages, operates and building is rising above. Once complete, owns a diverse portfolio the project will provide an attractive 1/3 of Class A office properacre public plaza and promenade that ties and one hotel. connects to the new water transportation facilities at 500 Atlantic Avenue and the Boston HarborWalk trail system. Construction of the project has been under way since early 2008. CBT Architects oversaw the design for the historic rehabilitation of the 19th century buildings. The developer has preleased nearly all of the commercial office space to Wellington Management, who will bring approximately 1,500 employees to the new building. Boston Properties expects that the 5,000sf of work space will provide for 10 to 15 artist work studios. The project is expected to be complete in 2011. Boston Properties, Inc. has completed construction financing for the Atlantic Wharf development. The five-year, $215 l-r: Bryan Koop, regional Manager, and Ed Linde million secured construction CEO, of Boston Properties; Mayor Menino; and Mike loan bears interest at a floatCantalupa, senior VP of Boston Properties at the ing rate equal to the London ceremonial topping off of Atlantic Wharf.

Topping off Atlantic Wharf

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News TRO Jung|Brannen Wins Kuwait Project

Boston, MA – TRO Jung|Brannen will be providing programming, masterplanning, and design management services for the construction phase of four new hospitals in Kuwait, including a pediatric hospital, a physiotherapy hospital, an orthopedic hospital, and a neurology hospital. This project is part of a 10-year, $12 billion hospital project launched by the Kuwait Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Health to upgrade the country’s healthcare infrastructure. Jerrell Angell, AIA, LEED AP, principal, will be principal-in-charge of the project. Team members also include David Deininger, AIA, LEED AP; John Downes, LEED AP; Dan Muntean, ARB RIBA; and Paul Fallon, RA, LEED AP.

At the recent groundbreaking of the new BJ’s were l-r: Quincy Council President James Davis III; Mike Palmieri; Richard Rankin; Senator Michael Morrissey; Representative Ronald Mariano; Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch; Mike DiGuiseppe; Jim Stukel; Giles Hamm; Ian Brandon.

QBJ Breaks Ground for BJ’s Club CM&B Builds, Cubellis Designs

Quincy, MA - QBJ Land Development, LLC, a subsidiary of Coastal Partners, LLC in Beverly Farms broke ground recently for construction of a new BJ’s Wholesale Club in Quincy.. BJ’s will occupy the former printing press site of the Patriot Ledger. The project represents QBJ’s $20 million total investment into the city and surrounding area. The development project is expected to provide an estimated 150 construction jobs and 150 to 200 permanent full-time and part-time employees of BJ’s Wholesale Club. This new development comes at a crucial time during this current economic downturn and will provide much

needed new jobs and investment into the region. The redevelopment of the former Patriot Ledger printing press site will transform the location into a community-sized 85,000sf store on 7.5 acres. The new store is slated to open spring 2010. QBJ has retained the services of leading architecture, design, engineering and construction firms to work on the redevelopment project including: CM&B Construction, RJ O’Connell, Cubellis Associates, and Vanasse Associates. Financing is provided by Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge.

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Lakeville, MA Canpro Investments, Ltd. welcomed the US General Services Administration (GSA) to the recently completed office building located in the Canpro Lakeville Corporate Park. BKA Architects of Brockton provided the architectural and interior design services, and J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. of Quincy was responsible Aerial photo of Lakeville Corporate Park for the construction. The third, 30,000sf two five-year options for renewal. office building of the Canpro Lakeville Utilizing the design services of BKA Corporate Park completed in 2008 has Architects and Avid Engineers, a design for been a successful development for Canpro the new space was developed that would Investments Ltd. meet the client’s many complex requireThe GSA has a 10-year lease with ments.

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October, 2009


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Innovative Office Design Positively Impacts the Workplace

by Mary E. Turgeon and Deirdre L. Pio here are many reasons for considering an innovative office design. For the building owner, positive impacts include lowering operation costs and increasing advanced technology, flexibility, and efficiencies. What building owner would not like to reduce their operating costs? Today we are designing energyefficient, technological smart buildings and office suites, and this translates to cost savings, satisfied building occupants and less maintenance. For building tenants, positive impacts include comfort, health and effectiveInterior views of e-Dialog’s recently completed headquarters. ness of staff, and clients. In any environment, a person would probably prefer to be comfortable and know that the quality of the building systems promote a healthy, sustainable work environment. But what’s The project was designed by Spag- particularly important in a work environBurlington, MA - Office Resources, ment is that comfortable settings translate Inc. (OR) of Boston has completed the in- nolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. into a motivated, satisfied and producterior space for the new Burlington headtive staff…the effectiveness of achievable quarters of e-Dialog, a provider of e-mail outcomes required to meet a company’s marketing. business goals and bottom line. And for John MacPhee, CFO of e-Dialog, some companies the design can assist with noted that their new headquarters ”will changing the organizational culture of a surely attract and retain talented employees company. as the company continues to grow and reToday we find our clients are thinkmain one of the top places to work in the ing about the future of their businesses and region.” are interested in providing a quality workThe company chose the Tayco Up place that will help attract and retain talproduct line for both 287 workstations and ented people. 29 private offices to achieve a first class For an adaptive reuse of a social setting and dynamic work environment for services company, comfort and a nature a more open and collaborative work space. theme were important to the client, Casey


OR Completes e-Dialog HQ Designed by SG&A

Renovation of SironaHealth was designed with an open office environment. © Blinddogphoto.com Family Services. Gawron Turgeon Architects used blues and greens to represent the nearby ocean and trees. Curvilinear forms were used to create a comfortable setting. Curved circulation corridor walls, carpet floor patterns and a new ADA ramp were anything but rigid. New larger windows replace the old industrial style windows and open up the suite to panoramic views of the city. The suite is flooded with natural light. Our client tells us how happy they are with their office suite: how staff love to go to Continued on page 43

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Three Projects Go to Lee Kennedy

Quincy, MA – Verizon, the Federal Aviation Administration and Marriott Corp. have all tapped Lee Kennedy Co.’s Interiors Group to lead construction on significant tenant improvement projects. In its first pairing with national telecommunications firm Verizon, Lee Kennedy Co.’s team will complete an eightweek roof replacement at the company’s Harrison Avenue location in Boston. With Marriott Corp., Lee Kennedy Co. will fit-out 32,000sf for the hotel chain’s northeast regional sales office and call center. This is the contractor’s second Marriott project. Located in Medford, the $1.5 million project will be complete in mid-November after just nine weeks of construction.

New Marriott’s reception area Lee Kennedy Co. is currently working with Sasaki Associates and longtime client Equity Office Properties on preconstruction efforts for its 92,000sf renovation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s office space in Burlington. Construction will begin in March 2010 and is slated to last 13 months.

The greatroom in the new Marriott. Renderings courtesy of Architects

Interior view of the new Merrell store

Trinity Completes Legacy Place Stores Dedham, MA - Trinity announced completion of the new 3,438sf Levi’s store, located at 214 Legacy Place in Dedham. The project team completely built out the space from just four concrete walls and a concrete floor, to transform it into a premier shopping destination for the popular Levi’s brand. The team also recently finished the new 2,100sf Merrell store, also located at Legacy Place. Trinity completed a full build-out of the store, including HVAC, electrical, polished concrete, drywall, millwork installation and painting.

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ARC Wins Two Awards

Cambridge, MA - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge won two awards at the annual awards event organized by the New England Chapter of International Interior Design Association (IIDA). ARC received the award for the Best Research/Lab Interior for Genzyme Corporation’s Science Center in Framingham, Mass., and an Honorable Mention in the Education category for the a Student Services Center at Johnson & Wales Univer-

Abby Park Restaurant was designed to provide classic American fine dining with a contemporary flair.

Abby Park Restaurant Opens

Designed by Steve Todisco & BKA Architects

Milton, MA - Located in the heart of East Milton Square, Abby Park Restaurant was designed by the team of restaurant designer Steve Todisco and BKA Architects, an architecture and interior design firm located in Brockton. The concept upon which the restaurant is based is to provide classic American fine dining with a contemporary flair while recollecting The Milton Abbey in Dorcet, England. The general contractor was Noble Ventures based in Raynham. The new full-service restaurant occupies approximately 6,000sf of space over two levels in an existing building in

East Milton Square. The dining room and bar are able to accommodate 160 patrons. A large central bar seats 18. On the lower level, there is “The Adams Room,” a 35-person private dining room that is available for special functions. This room was designed to be fully customizable to meet the needs of the groups that occupy it. To maximize the dining area on the first floor level, the restaurant’s kitchen was split between the upper and lower levels. The restaurant has been open since August 17.

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MPA Designs Sapient HQ

Boston, MA - Sapient, a global marketing and technology services company, chose Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) to design 36,000sf of space for its new headquarters in Boston’s Back Bay In addition to housing Sapient’s client teams, the office is also home to the legal and financial departments and other administrative groups. The design goal for Sapient’s new headquarters was to create an office space that embraced the company’s open office, collaborative culture but also gave each group a unique workspace without isolating them from other departments. To give each Sapient group its own defined space within the open office plan, MPA developed the concept of each group existing within a “neighborhood.” Each neighborhood is a cluster of workstations and meeting spaces, defined by colors and grouped together for people within the same department. Another unifying feature is the carpeted path that navigates through the office and leads from neighborhoods to common

spaces. One of the greatest challenges the design team faced was the shape of the overall space. The space contains a long, narrow corridor leading to several neighborhoods. The challenge was to have the long corridor reflect the office design and also ensure that the departments that worked in this area were not isolated from the rest of the office. The new headquarters space in Back Bay reflects the company’s personality and collaborative culture while also offering an organized environment that is highly sensitive to the company’s interactive work environment. The workstation and meeting area furnishings are extremely flexible. Mobile workstations allow for frequent collaborative work and are extremely efficient at 185sf/person. There are also shared workspaces for consultants with one workstation/three people. The construction manager on the project was Structuretone. The project team included RDK Engineers and Office Environments of New England.

The former furniture store will be refurbished into a veteran’s housing project.

N. Branch to Rehab Furniture Store Architectural Design by George Hickey

Nashua, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has been awarded a construction management contract to rehabilitate property located at 59 Factory Street in Nashua for veterans’ housing. The five-story former furniture store in downtown Nashua will be converted into 30,000sf of transitional housing. Harbor Homes of Nashua is the owner of the Dalianis House Veterans’ Housing project. George Hickey of Sanbornton is providing the architectural design. North Branch Construction’s scope of work includes total interior gut demolition with new elevator, stairwells, and 40 residential units, plus office space and associated common areas. Demolition began

in early August. This is North Branch’s second veterans’ transitional housing project for Harbor Homes. In 2006, North Branch built the first assigned veterans’ housing known as Buckingham Place on Spring Street in Nashua, which was dedicated in honor and memory of Byron “Bucky” Buckingham, a World War II veteran and longtime resident of Nashua. Buckingham Place was the first assigned veterans’ housing facility in the state of New Hampshire. Harbor Homes, Inc. is a private, nonprofit agency, which provides residential and support services focused on the needs of persons living with mental illness and disabilities.

Sapient’s new headquarters creates an office space that reflects the company’s personality and collaborative culture.

Antinozzi Designs Ryan Partnership

Wilton, CT - Antinozzi Associates was tasked with the design challenge of consolidating the Ryan Partnership from its location in Westport to Wilton. Its existing operation consisted of space in four different buildings, and its operation was consolidated into two floors totaling 100,000sf. Antinozzi provided complete architectural and interior design services including programming, schematic space planning, design development, construction documents and construction administration. The goal was to create space that would conform to office space standards already in existence, yet create team spaces which would inspire open collaboration and innovation of new ideas. A large, open atrium space with a connecting stair to the mezzanine serves as a large open forum space for the company’s “Town Meetings.”

A large, open atrium space with a connecting stair to the mezzanine serves as a large open forum space.


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Pleon Yacht Club Renovated

Siemasko + Verbridge, Windover Collaborate

Marblehead, MA - The Pleon Yacht Club located in Marblehead recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated facility. Built in 1950, the Pleon Yacht Club turned to the Beverly design firm Siemasko + Verbridge to help accommodate the growing needs of its members. Founded in 1887 by four youngsters whose boats were too small and finances too meager, Pleon Yacht Club is the oldest junior yacht club in the United The first Radley London in the United States. Photography by Gregg Shupe, Shupe Studios. States and has for many years Pleon Yacht Club, built in 1950, before renovation. been the cornerstone of junior safe, flexible and accessible. Siemasko + sailing in Marblehead and the North Shore Verbridge, in collaboration with Windover communities. Development LLC, developed and executThe need was great to make the site ed these design goals and made them a reGarden City, NY - BKA Architects of the colored interior with the large customand facility durable, easily maintainable, Brockton, Mass. provided the design ser- made display fixtures. ality for all those associvices for the development of Radley LonThe interior colors were chosen to ated with the club. don’s first retail store in the US at Roosevelt provide a backdrop against which handKey design feaField Mall in Garden City. bags and accessories are displayed. tures are the garage BKA Architects worked closely with In between the glass windows, fulldoors, which open up Radley’s store designer Chris Waines in length mirrors bordering a shoulder bag inside to the outside; a England to translate the schematic designs display area allow customers to view the pilot house that serves used in the European stores into the design effect of the bag on their person. as control central for the implemented at this location. Hickory flooring provides another eldirector of Pleon, with The shop has 706sf of display space. egant finish to the store. views up and down the The exterior facade is duck egg blue with Construction of the new store was harbor; organized storyellow dots moving up the wall. Three completed in six weeks. The grand opening age and lockers for rudlarge, glass windows punctuate the exte- was held in August. ders, masts, sails and rior, offering passing people views into kids gear; and an open lower level area ideal for simple boat repairs The the oldest junior yacht club in the United States, after and tools. renovation.

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Wayland High School Field House. New basketball backstops highlighted the project.

BWK Renovates School Field House

Wayland, MA - BWK Construction of Middleton recently completed the Wayland High School Field House renovation, which encompassed a complete makeover of the athletic flooring system, surrounding track and spectator seating. The existing hardwood floor was replaced with a synthetic material, the surrounding track was resurfaced and a state-

of-the art bleacher system was installed to provide for a comfortable, fan-friendly atmosphere. The installation of four retractable ceiling-hung basketball backstops highlighted the project, creating a multi-use athletic facility for the students and community to enjoy.

October, 2009


UNH Reaps Economic and Environmental Rewards


Recently completed UNH EcoLine project. warms campus buildings, making more efficient use of the University’s power resources. The process ultimately reduces sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions. During the first year of operation, the co-gen plant resulted in an estimated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 21% in academic year (AY) 2006 over AY 2005. UNH’s investment in the EcoLine project covers a processing facility at the landfill and 300 extraction wells and a series of collection pipes. The facility uses compression refrigeration and heating and activated charcoal to clean the methane gas of compounds such as siloxanes (typically produced by the breakdown of materials, most notably health and beauty care prod-

ucts). Facility processes then odorize the gas (for leak-detection safety) before it travels 12.7 miles from TREE to UNH through 12inch diameter, high-density polyethylene piping. The piping system runs underground along the Rochester and Spaulding Turnpike.

Energy security The EcoLine project provides UNH with much-needed energy security. Higher fuel costs have contributed to the University’s energy costs nearly doubling in the past five years, growing at an annual rate of 18.9%. This is due to increasing costs in the commodity and delivery of energy. Using landfill gas in the co-gen plant will stabilize energy costs and ensure the plant has a dependable source of fuel for decades to come. UNH anticipates a payback period of 10 years. The EcoLine project also will substantially impact the University’s carbon dioxide emissions. It is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

67% below 2005 levels. As part of UNH’s climate action plan (WildCAP, see related story on page) the project will help the University reach its carbon-neutral goal. Under the plan, UNH has committed to an average 3% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, with goals of a 50% reduction by 2020 and 80% reduction by 2050. Real-world education According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the United States has 3,091 landfills, and 560 of these show potential to support a similar project. It’s clear that other educational institutions, municipalities, and organizations could benefit from using landfill gas as a primary or supplementary source of power. For years, landfills have been seen as a necessary evil. Projects like EcoLine could change that perception. . Michael A. Nicoloro, P.E., (Massachusetts and New Hampshire) is director of Energy Services for S E A Consultants Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. Nicoloro’s focus is in renewable energy and natural gas. He has more than 31 years of experience working in plant and process environments. He is the former manager of Gas Supply and LNG/SCADA Operations for Commonwealth Gas Company (now N-Star), and managing director for the City of Cambridge Water Department.

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by Mike Nicoloro, P.E., S E A Consultants urham, NH - After two years and a $49-million investment, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham has completed its EcoLine project and given the school a big head start on its goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2020. UNH launched the EcoLine project in September 2007 and completed it in May of this year. The University, the first in the country to depend on landfill gas as its primary fuel source, purchases processed methane from the Turnkey Recycling and Environmental Enterprise (TREE) facility in Rochester, which is owned and managed by Waste Management Inc. The gas can be used to produce up to 85% of the electricity and heat consumed on the University’s five-million sf campus. The landfill gas-to-energy project obviously promotes environmental initiatives, but it also will save the University the other kind of green – thousands of dollars each year. The EcoLine project also sets UNH up as an example of how an educational institution can become both an economic and environmental steward. Combined heat and power The completion of the EcoLine project is the latest stage in the operation of UNH’s co-generation (co-gen) plant, a $28-million combined heat and power facility. Facility heat typically lost during the production of electricity

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Five Wall St. Gets LEED-CS Gold Buzzards Bay Towns Receive Grants SMMA and Gutierrez Design-Build Team

Burlington, MA - Five Wall Street, a 170,000sf six-story office building designed by SMMA, has been certified LEED-CS Gold. The project was completed in a design-build relationship with The Gutierrez Company. Among the many sustainable design elements were brownfield redevelopment; public transportation access; bicycle parking; water efficiency; commissioning; recycled/regional/low-emitting materials and certified wood; extensive daylighting; and other innovative design features. SMMA also provided design servic-

Five Wall Street interior view. Warren Patterson Photography es to One Communications, the first tenant in the building.

Richards and Fera APs

BWK Construction’s General Site Superintendent John Richards, and Business Development Manager Bill Fera are newly accredited LEED Professionals. Richards reRichards cently stated, “The LEED program emphasizes the importance of energy-efficiency and sustainable building practices. As a LEED AP, I really have a good understanding of what it takes to apply the USGBC stan-

dards to the way buildings are designed and built.” Echoing those comments, Fera pointed out, “Going green has a tremendous impact on Fera our environment and productivity. LEED accreditation gives me the knowledge base to help improve building marketability and provide healthy places to work.”

Boston, MA - Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles announced $167,000 in federal grants to help eight South Coast communities protect and restore Buzzards Bay. Administered by the EEA Office of Coastal Zone Management’s (CZM) Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, the grants help South Coast and Cape Cod communities to protect and restore water quality and natural resources in Buzzards Bay and its surrounding watershed. The towns will use these grants to protect and restore wetlands habitat and open space, design treatment solutions for stormwater discharges, and restore herring runs. This year’s awards to Buzzards Bay watershed communities are: • Town of Rochester - $20,000 to improve a herring run at Leonards Pond, which provides important spawning habitat for fish traveling up the Sippican River. • Town of Rochester - $5,000 to appraise land parcels totaling 150 acres along Wolf Island Road in the Mattapoisett River Valley Groundwater Protection District, which provides drinking water to the towns of Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett and Fairhaven. • Town of Fairhaven - $35,000 to acquire open space at Nasketucket Woods. The town has sought funding to assist with the acquisition and legal costs associated with protecting an eight-acre parcel of land containing important wetlands and wildlife habitat. • Town of Westport - $20,000 to develop designs to treat stormwater from Old County Road discharging to the head of

the Westport River collected by more than 30 catch basins along the road discharges directly to the head of East Branch of the Westport River. • Town of Marion - $7,500 to complete the required permits for the Grassi Bog wetland restoration project, which will restore an abandoned cranberry bog into a natural wetland system. • Town of Marion - $3,600 for land surveys and deed searches as part of an effort to permanently protect 14 acres of town-owned land near Holmes Woods near Sippican Harbor. • Town of Mattapoisett - $9,900 to develop engineering plans to restore a seven-acre salt marsh at Pico Beach. • Town of Bourne - $15,000 to evaluate and develop plans to improve the migration of herring and restore salt marsh vegetation in the Bourne Fishway, also known as Dykes Creek • Town of Wareham - $35,000 to acquire a conservation restriction on 2.5 acres of land bordering Marks Cove in partnership with the Wareham Land Trust. The state’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program has identified this property as priority habitat for rare species. • Town of Dartmouth - $16,000 to pay for the appraisal, survey, and legal work to finalize the donation of a 30-acre conservation restriction to the town. The town will work with the Coalition for Buzzards Bay to preserve the property, which abuts existing protected town-owned lands along Dike Creek in Apponagansett Bay.

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WPI Achieves LEED Gold Designed by Cannon

Boston,- Cannon Design announced that East Hall, a residence hall at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. WPI selected Cannon Design to plan and design the residential building to serve as a model for all future sustainable buildings on campus. In concert with the East Hall building design process, WPI integrated educational research projects to support academic programs on campus. In addition, the project creates an active green space on a previously underutilized site. The building, unveiled in August 2008, will welcome its second year of student residents this fall. “The most exciting aspect of East Hall is that it’s a showcase of sustainable

design – from the green roof to the incorporation of energy-saving features throughout the building,” said Philip Clay, dean of students at WPI. The East Hall project includes central courtyards on the building’s east and west sides and a landscaped 40-foot-wide “Arts Walk,” envisioned in WPI’s campus master plan, to connect the center of campus with the city of Worcester’s Arts District. The first floor includes administrative offices along with game, community, music, exercise and project rooms. The remaining floors of the five-story facility accommodate 232 students in various unit types. To promote the school’s mission of a living and learning community, “technology suites” are located on each floor.

UNH Sets Goal With WildCAP

Through its campus-wide Energy Task Force, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is developing a climate action plan called “WildCAP.” The plan will set goals for UNH to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in fulfillment of the requirements of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. The plan will be developed and in place by November. The goals are to: • Maximize emissions reductions as soon as possible. • Maximize cost savings through reduced energy consumption.

• Develop a plan with broad-based support across the UNH community to ensure smooth implementation, willingness to invest in energy-saving projects, and participation in energy-saving behavioral changes. • Maintain UNH’s leadership position in campus climate action. • Develop opportunities to highlight UNH climate action to internal and external stakeholders and funders. • Integrate operational and behavior savings efforts with existing or new curricula and research where possible.

ADD Inc HQ Gets LEED-CI Platinum Boston, MA - ADD Inc announced that its headquarters at 311 Summer Street has received LEED Platinum Commercial Interior certification by the USGBC. ADD Inc’s offices are the first architecture and design studio space in Massachusetts to receive Platinum certification. Located in the historic landmark district of Fort Point Channel, ADD Inc’s sensitive renovation and rehabilitation was informed by the desire to preserve the identity of this prominent building while incorporating strategic sustainable design practices. The original structure, centered among commercial warehouses dating back to the early 1900’s, was restored to full occupancy to create 66,000sf of office and retail space. In addition to selective material reuse and use of locally produced and low- or no-VOC materials, ADD Inc incorporated a variety of design systems to minimize environmental impact, including energy and C02 reductions through the creation of multiple zones to utilize daylight and heat gain; water conservation through dual-flush toilets and high-efficiency faucets; construction waste recycling; operable windows for

311 Summer Street ventilation; green operations and a range of daylighting strategies. “Our commitment to sustainable design is an extension of our core beliefs and the way we live and work,” said Frederick A. Kramer, president of ADD Inc. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to be part of the revitalization of the Fort Point Channel Historic Landmark District and to produce a green workplace in the process.”

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‘Green Communities’ Grants

Recently dedicated Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center at Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College’s New Science Center Dedicated

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined Sister Janet Eisner, President of Emmanuel College, on Sept 24 for a dedication ceremony for the new $70 million Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center. Featuring 14 laboratories for biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, neuroscience/psychology and faculty research, as well as multipurpose classrooms, meeting spaces and common areas, the 47,500sf of academic space in the Wilkens Science Center fosters the type of interactive learning and community building that is the hallmark of the Emmanuel College educational experience. As a “green” building, The Wilkens Science Center speaks to the

21st century and sustainability in every way. The Wilkens Science Center will have a long-lasting impact on Emmanuel, its students and the larger community, enabling the College to make greater contributions to education in the sciences. Emmanuel is the only college in the country with a private research facility located right on its campus. Since Merck Research Laboratories-Boston opened its doors in October 2004, this unique partnership has provided Emmanuel students with the type of access and opportunities few undergraduates get to experience.

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Simmons School Gets Leed Gold Designed by Cannon

Boston, MA - Simmons School of Management in Boston has earned LEED Gold certification from the US Green Business Council. The new academic center was designed by Cannon Design. “I believe the Simmons School of Management and Academic Building has been transformational for Simmons College. Not only did it provide a wonderful new campus quad with an innovative roof approach, but it also supports the college’s aspiration to be a leader in the field of sustainable business education and in practice. Achieving LEED Gold certification was truly a team effort and we are all thrilled to be part of the process and the outcome,” said Lynne Deninger, AIA, LEED AP, project leader and associate principal, Cannon Design. Specifically, the project included the design of a 66,500sf academic center and creation of a new green space, the Simmons Quadrangle, which was the former parking lot. The design now conceals the 700car parking in a five-level subterranean garage. The project has been included in Simmons’ curricula in environmen-

tal science and ethics/philosophy further enhancing the sustainable mindset at the college. The School of Management and Academic Building is oriented to capitalize on natural light and views with 90% of the indoor space receiving natural daylight. The design also includes a partially vegetated roof and a highalbedo, low emissivity roof to mitigate storm water runoff and heat-island effect. Recycled steel, carpet and ceiling tiles are also used throughout, and 90% of construction waste was recycled. Furniture and finishes incorporate sustainable materials and manufacturing practices. Bamboo, a rapidly renewable material, is used extensively in millwork, office desk surfaces and in the lobby. High-efficiency lighting and control systems reduce energy expenditures and incorporate telephone, data, and fire-alarm systems, fully interfacing with existing campus networks. The building’s wall envelope is superior to the most current air-barrier strategies and should surpass standard performance by 25%.

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Efficient Lighting: Are T5 Lamps the Answer?

by Samantha Russem LC, LEED AP, Nexamp Lighting Project Manager reen…energy efficiency…conservation…big savings! With so many energy buzz words being thrown around, many people feel like they must participate in the green boom or they’ll be left behind. In the residential market, selfballasted compact, fluorescents and LEDs are keeping consumers busy as they try to determine how they can save energy while making a difference in the world. In the commercial and industrial market, end users are focused on the bottom line. Even with this difference in perspective, the same question looms over both sides: Can being more energy-efficient really save money? The answer is unequivocally, “yes,” but how do we get there? Misinformation about lamps and their use, is leading to inappropriate retrofits, insufficient lighting and waste. Educating new energy designers on how to effectively use lamps to maximize light output while minimizing energy output will go a long way towards improving both the environmental and economic impact that lighting technology can have. A perfect example of the importance of this educational process, can be found in the story of T5 fluorescent lamps. T5 lamps were introduced to the US market in 1996 with little fanfare. Although these lamps were 3/8-in. smaller in diameter then the standard T8 lamp, the light output was similar to that of the T8 and they were more expensive, so many designers weren’t able to find appropriate applications for these


lamps. In 1998, the T5HO lamp was introduced, providing a much greater impact on the market because of their explosive lumen package. These 5,000 lumen lamps significantly improved upon the standard 3,200 lumen T8 lamps. Even more impressive was their competitive edge over the older HID lamps that were still flooding the warehouse, industrial and big-box retail markets. A common and quick retrofit is a onefor-one replacement of a standard 400-watt MH fixture with a six-lamp T5HO fixture, based upon maintained lumens. This quick fixture change could save the end user more than 100-watts per fixture. This type of energy savings can quickly add up to huge financial savings. On the surface, this sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, it’s not always this simple. Besides being energyefficient, HID lamps have been very successful because of their versatility to ambient temperature. No matter how hot or cold, HID fixtures will thrive. Although it seems the industry is aware that fluorescents become much more inefficient when at lower temperatures, many would be surprised by what lamp manufacturers are considering a “low” temperature. Standard T8 lamps are most efficient at 77°F (25°C), also known as standard room temperature. Although most ware-

houses won’t be heated to this temperature, they may come relatively close. T5 lamps, on the other hand, are most efficient at 95°F (35°C). Rarely are these T5HO retrofits in places where a maintained temperature is close to this 95°F threshold year-round. Of course, once the fixture has been turned on, what is most important is the temperature inside the fixture itself. Since many T5 lamps are used in relatively small, compact fixtures, the heat inside the fixture can actually approach the 95°F that is needed for peak efficiency. Issues arise when open air T5HO low/ high bays are replacing these HID fixtures, because they aren’t able to retain the heat of the lamps and thus actually provide the light output they are being designed to provide. Designers are often aware of this issue and design their layouts accordingly. Unfortunately, when systems are designed by underqualified people or when designers are influenced by overzealous sales people, the true aesthetic, economic and environmental benefits of new lighting technologies are not achieved. If a retrofit is designed without taking into consideration ambient and fixture temperatures, the space will likely be underlit if utilizing T5 lamps. It’s true that the energy saving story will still be there, and the end user will still be able to see a savings in energy consumption, but at what cost? If these commercial

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Chapman Earns Platinum

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Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Designed by Vision 3 Architects

Providence, RI - Home & Hospice Newton, MA - Chapman Construction/ Care of Rhode Island is the state’s largest Design recently achieved Platinum LEED and most comprehensive provider of hoscertification, for its office renovation. pice and palliative care, and is the third oldThis is just the third Platinum LEEDest hospice in the country. In 2006, Home certified commercial interior in Massachu& Hospice purchased 1085 North Main setts. Street in Providence, with plans to consoliAlexandra Swan Chapman employees designed, built, date its hospice facility, administrative of5520 direct and managed the project, which earned the US 8408 main fices, and education and bereavement cenFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE as@chap-con.com Green Building Council’s highest rating. ter into one building. On May 31, 2009, a The the structural design for the 47 crowd of nearly 500 people celebrated the kW photovoltaic array, which generates grand opening of Home & Hospice’s new nearly all the power for the office, had to headquarters. be refined. The renovation of the four-story, Credits were also earned for the fuel50,000sf building is currently pursuing efficient vehicle program, which loans hyLEED Silver certification and is expected brids to project managers for company busito be the first fully operational LEED cerness, and their educational outreach, which tified health care facility in Rhode Island. perhaps more than any credit embodies corSustainable design aligns with Home & porate commitment to sustainability. Hospice’s philosophy on the cycles of life and the cycles of nature. During design, Home & Hospice consulted with a cultural anthropologist on critical design issues. The first, major sustainable design commitment Home & Hospice made was to convert an abandoned building, instead of building new. “Not only does reusing an existing facility significantly divert demolition and construction waste from landfills,” states David Sluter, CEO of New England Construction, contractor for the renovation, “it enhances the neighborhood by converting a vacant building into a thriving Chapman’s lobbyincluding is built with rapidly re-flooring.healthcare n’s lobby is built with rapidly renewable materials, bamboo wall paneling and cork Photo by Lucy Chen. facility that is open to communewable materials, including bamboo wall nity use.” ### paneling and cork flooring. Throughout construction, 92.6% of Photo by Lucy Chen.

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all construction waste was recycled. In addition, 95% of the existing wall, floor, and roof construction was reused. “When walking through the new Home & Hospice,” says Diana Franchitto, president and CEO of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, “you would never believe that 95% of what you see existed here before. Everything looks brand new.” Other sustainable design features include a reflective roof to prevent heat absorption; low-flow water Patient rooms provide a comfortable and dignified environment for patients and their families. fixtures with motion sensors; high-performing and energyDavignon, principal of Vision 3 Architects. efficient building mechanical and electri- “We listened closely to Home & Hospice’s cal systems; and low or no VOC-emitting staff, and provided them with a comfortcarpets, paints, adhesives, and wood prod- able and dignified environment for patients ucts. Home & Hospice has also committed and their families.” to obtaining at least 35% of their electric“Our new home reflects thoughtity from renewable sources, and using only ful planning geared toward the needs of green cleaning methods and products to our patients, families and staff. Our goals reduce chemicals in the environment. included creating a sustainable hospice Besides the project’s sustainable de- environment that offers patients and famsign features, the goal of the project was to ily members comfort, peace and plenty of provide a facility in which Home & Hos- space for reflection and quiet time,” states pice Care could fulfill its mission to pro- Franchitto. “With the creativity and guidvide compassionate, professional, physical, ance of Vision 3 and New England Conemotional and spiritual care for all people struction, we’ve achieved these goals and facing life-threatening illness. “Vision 3 look forward to continuing our important Architects wrapped the entire design of the role in the state’s health care scheme.” facility around this mission,” affirms Keith

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anvers, MA - Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, a Boston-based construction management firm, in conjunction with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, architectural (SBRA), and RF Walsh Collaborative Partners, the owner’s project manager, recently completed construction of the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, a premiere outpatient care facility located in Danvers. Boston-based McNamara/Salvia Inc. was the structural engineering consultant for the project. The 122,000sf Center for Outpatient Care is the result of decades of successful collaboration between the Mass. General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, and North Shore Medical Center. The Center for Outpatient Care will provide communities north of Boston with state-of-the-art services in cardiology, neurology, thoracic surgery, and pediatrics, as well as suites for minimally invasive surgery and advanced imaging services. In addition to serving as the benchmark for suburban healthcare, the Mass General/ North Shore Center for Outpatient Care is dedicated to patient-centered care by utilizing a patient-focused philosophy to guide the design principles. This patient-focused dedication is embodied in the new Mass General/ North Shore Cancer Center, which occupies

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team for the facility. “Any project of this magnitude that serves so many people is the result of much collaboration and partnership, and we’re proud to have worked closely with all of our partners on this fantastic facility.” Working closely with the institution, the Walsh Brothers team provided extensive options analyses, studies

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of alternative façade and building systems, while maintaining budgeting control in order to ensure that the project surpassed the expectations of Partners HealthCare. “Most who tour the new facility will not be aware of the structural engineering feats that went into the design of the building,” said Jim Novack, P.E., senior project manager for McNamara/Salvia. A portion of the existing building on the site had to be demolished to make way for the new facility. McNamara/Salvia first designed new foundations and supports for the old manufacturing building that was required to remain in operation during construction. The new building, located on a sloping site, required 20-foot-tall retaining walls around three sides of the lowest floor. The linear accelerator rooms, located underground, have six-foot-thick concrete walls and ceilings and play the dual rolls of confining radiation to the patient in need and supporting a portion of

the building above. The second floor structure not only had to be engineered to hold the heavy 25,000-pound MRI equipment, it also had to be exceptionally rigid so that if a person walks down the hallway next to the imaging room, the vibrations their footsteps transmit to the floor don’t distort the sensitive magnetic imaging.

“It was a very successful project. And even though our work is mostly hidden behind the bricks and under the carpet, I’m proud of the engineering solutions we implemented. They helped the project budget and helped create a beautiful building,” Novack added.

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High-Profile Feature: Bentley Motors

Allegro Interior and Columbia Construction Team Up Collaborate on Bentley Motors’ New Corporate Headquarters

oston, MA - There’s nothing new about the concept of designing and building an interior office space in breakneck speed. Yet, when the client is a German-based manufacturer that uses 3D laser imaging to design its luxury cars, a team feels compelled to maintain the same level of precision, speed and performance that Bentley cars are known for regardless of the ambitious schedule. The same distinguishing factors are what drove Allegro Interior Architecture and Columbia Construction to design and build Bentley Motors’ new North American headquarters at Copley Place, in Boston. Allegro and Columbia worked in collaboration with Bentley’s Midwestern corporate architect, Neumann/Smith Architecture. Since the company had to move from Detroit before the tenant space was secured, every day of construction translated to a day of temporary occupancy for the manufacturer’s operations and sales force. Fortunately, extraordinary teamwork ensured timely results consistent with the same unique image and perfection that Bentley embodies. For design purposes, Allegro identified applicable planning criteria per the Massachusetts code at the same time as the space survey, rather than after schemat-


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High-Profile Feature: Bentley Motors

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Boardroom Continued from previous page ics were roughed out. Frequent electronic transmissions between the design teams, Michigan-based project manager CB Richard Ellis, and the property manager, Simon Property Group Inc., allowed the group to develop a corporate office and training facility layout quickly. Once construction began, Columbia’s proprietary project management system facilitated and enhanced communication between the entire team due to its capacity for detailed tracking. Simultaneous to construction documents being developed, the entire local team conducted research to address the details of custom design features envisioned by the Michigan team. This approach allowed Allegro and Columbia to facilitate solutions in a timely manner. The most visible element was a Blue Ridge Hickory plank walkway that aligns

with broadloom carpet nearly the length of the office. Alternative methods of subfloor preparation and flooring treatment were investigated, in advance of purchasing materials, to ensure that materials of inconsistent thickness remained level. The flooring subcontractor took this coordination further by establishing the full range of color variation apparent in the selected wood product to eliminate surprises in the field. For door treatment, the team explored several specialty hardware products to maintain the design of Bentley’s prototypical showroom entrance without compromising local regulatory concerns or the functional requirements of the building’s property management. The result: a warm, clean space that reflects the European aesthetic of Bentley Motors. The space also provides an elegant backdrop for the futuristic illustrations of Bentley cars that don the walls of the North American corporate headquarters.

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October, 2009


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

1330 Boylston St. Rooftop Pool Ashling Inc GC - Elkus Manfredi Architects

amuels & Associates awarded its recent rooftop pool project to Ashling, Inc. Michael Cahill, project manager for Samuels & Associates noted that Ashling and Samuels have completed multiple successful projects together. Thomas Clark, president of Ashling, Inc., pointed out that the common issues on all of these projects were difficult logistics, occupied buildings and an absolute opening date requiring flexibility in scheduling. The rooftop pool project had to be completed in 10 weeks. One big challenge within that time frame was the fact that there were only three allowable Sundays with no Red Sox games or Fenway concerts to erect a 30-ton crane required to rig all structural steel, decking, equipment and landscaping. Ashling, Inc. and its subcontractors also endured two weeks of straight rain. “It was not easy to work through that with 48 roof penetrations for structural steel supports and 20 roof penetrations for


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increased shear stud core locations,” said Clark. Early in the project it was decided to build the pool vessel completely off-site in North Carolina. The stainless steel sections were welded together, reinforced by a steel frame, completely tiled and grouted, ladders installed and shipped to Boston. Phil Ruggiero, senior project manager for Ashling, Inc. said, “It’s not often you’re involved in scheduling a wide load delivery through multiple states 1330 Boylston St. rooftop pool and terrace

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Equity Recovery Advisors Launched

Norwell, MA - Business partners Dave Dirubbo of Acella Construction Corporation, Larry Corbeil of Corbeil Associates, Inc., and Greg Pando of Pando Associates, Inc. announced the launch of a new company, Equity Recovery Advisors, LLC. The new company was formed as the lending industry’s collaborative solution for assessing new loan requests and mitigating the impact of distressed assets throughout New England. With more than 75 years of combined reputable experience and expertise in the fields of design, owners’ and lenders’ representation and development and construction, Equity Recovery Advisors, LLC offers clients a complete construction and financial solution. Services vary by assignment, and range from precommitment loan evaluation to turnkey construction management solutions.

North Branch Restoration

Phase III of Historic Meeting House Newbury, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has begun Phase III of the restoration of the Center Meeting House in Newbury. This phase will restore the bell tower steeple, which was removed as part of Phase II of the construction. Once repairs are made, the steeple will be placed back on top of the roof. The building, originally constructed in 1832, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places, and in the past, has served as the town’s primary venue for town meetings, religious services, cultural events and public gatherings. North Branch raised the building and replaced the foundation as part of Phase I in January 2007. Phase I of the project also included minor sitework associated with digging for the new foundation, as well as replacement of sills that had been damaged by rot over the years. Phase II, completed in 2008, The Center Meeting House bell tower steeple is included structural roof repairs, rebeing restored. moval of the bell tower, re-roofing and flashing, miscellaneous trim and clad- end of 2009. The committee is continuing ding restoration and selective exterior fin- with its fundraising efforts to enable the interior restoration and final exterior work to ishes. Phase III will be completed by the be completed at a later date.

October, 2009


High-Profile Feature: New England Deaconess Association Campus

Delphi Construction Completes NEDA Campus Concord, MA - Delphi Construction, Inc. was retained by New England Deaconess Association (NEDA) to implement its five-year master plan for its Concord campus, which includes: Newbury Court, Newbury Commons, and Rivercrest. The purpose of the master plan was to take a fragmented, outdated campus and create a unified facility that would allow residents to access all of the communities’ amenities easily. Now complete, the new campus provides residences with most daily needs on-site, limiting the number of crosstown vehicle trips and providing the residents with a walking community experience without the need to use automobiles. The project encompassed three phases, with construction beginning in April of 2004 and completed in April of 2009. It included alteration, renovation, and expansion to the existing nursing home, a rehabilitation facility, independent living residences, assisted living facility, administrative offices and support areas. Constructed using the best in modern design and construction techniques, the new facility is a vast improvement over the aging facility it replaced. The buildings contained a number of undesirable characteristics, including single pane steel windows, steam heat systems, non-insulated building envelopes, and electrical and plumbing systems with high energy and

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ground parking, a shipping and receiving area, new indoor swimming pool, hair salon, spa, fitness center, and renovations to the existing chapel. The project architect was EGA Architects, Inc. of Newburyport.

New England Deaconess Association Concord campus. water usage needs. Phase I of the project consisted of a multistory structure constructed with a steel frame and concrete decks. The building has six stories above grade and two stories below grade. The design of the facility included 35 additional independent living units, expansion of the commercial kitchen, underground parking, and new theater. Phase II was also a multistory structure comprised of steel frame and concrete decks to the second floor and wood framing

Project Team for N.E. Deaconess Associated Campus Architect - EGA Architects

Interior Architect - Wellesley Design Consultants

Construction Manager - Delphi Construction, Inc. Structural Engineer - Shelley Engineering, Inc.

above. The structure has four stories above grade and a single story below grade. The facility was designed to add 47 new independent living units, 26 memory support units, a new commercial kitchen, additional dining areas, library, and courtyard. Phase III of this multiphased project serves as the connecting link to Phases I and II of the master plan and was an expansion of the existing nursing home facility. This structure includes 35 independent living units, two additional levels of below

Several green initiatives were implemented on this project from the start of construction including: • Sorting and processing of demolition materials for either reuse in the new construction program or shipment to certified recycling facilities. • Implementation of a comprehensive recycling program for the residente and employees of the completed community. • A special “holding” nursery developed to sustain existing plantings for re-use in the project once construction was completed. • Installation of a rainfall recovery system to minimize water runoff and allow for landscape irrigation using captured water. • Incorporation of high efficiency subsystems including windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, mechanical systems, lighting and other systems.

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October, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Suffolk University Modern Theatre

Suffolk Education Restoring Historic Modern Theatre

oston, MA - Suffolk University and Suffolk Construction Company recently started construction on the Suffolk University Modern Theatre and Residence Hall project located in Downtown Crossing in Boston. Suffolk Education, Suffolk Construction’s specialized education construction group, will manage the project, which will add a new 185-seat theater with a proscenium to the Downtown Crossing district. The team will also create suite-style dormitory units to accommodate 197 student beds. The theater space will occupy the first two levels of the building. This area will include the theater, a balcony area, gallery space and the main lobby. The main lobby will be decorated with select stone flooring, architectural woodwork and custom draperies. The upper balcony area will be accessed by a curved grand stair with decorative metal plating and an elevator. The theatre walls will be finished with a hand-painted theatrical scenic wall covering. The project is scheduled to open in the fall of 2010. The Modern Theatre project will be complicated and challenging for a number of reasons, including the constrained footprint of the site and the building’s location, within a bustling urban neighborhood. The most complex portion of the work, however, involves the preservation of the building’s historic façade. This component of the project will require heightened levels of attention to detail and workmanship. The masonry contractor, NER Construction Management, Inc., is carefully documenting and dismantling the cracking stone and marble façade, one piece at a time, and transporting all pieces to its facility in Wilmington, Massachusetts, for restoration. Restoration includes cleaning, crack repairs and patching. NER will also fabricate a number of new stones to replace missing pieces or stones that are not salvageable. Once the marble and stone are completely restored, NER will transport all of the pieces (approximately 900) back to the site and carefully install them in their exact original locations, using precise


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Rendering of the Modern Theatre and residence hall.


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High-Profile Feature: Suffolk University Modern Theatre Continued from previous page dimensions, to reconstruct the historic façade and return it to its original grandeur. Suffolk Education, NER and the design team are also using BIM (Building Information Model) technology, which is already adding significant value to the

project. The team is using BIM for design visualization, trade coordination, laser scanning, and scheduling and logistics on the Suffolk University project. The Suffolk Education team is leveraging laser scanning to create accurate models of existing conditions in the building for the purpose of model creation. The

NER Construction Management

Because of the historical classification of Modern Theatre, Suffolk University is reusing the original façade. NER Construction Management Corporation was contracted to perform this historical masonry because of its experience and expertise with similar large-scale historical masonry projects, such as the Lenox Hotel, Massachusetts State House, Fairmont Copley Hotel, and Rhode Island State House. NER’s responsibilities on this project are to survey, remove, catalog, photo document, store, repair (and where necessary replace), and then reinstall each piece of the entire eight-story Washington Street stone façade, as well as to complete other miscellaneous masonry work throughout the project. Overall, there are 842 stones made of granite, marble, buff sandstone, and brown sandstone. The original façade had a steel structure with brick backup tying in the stone as a solid masonry wall for the first four floors. The top half of the façade was a brick and stone solid masonry wall. Since starting in February 2009, NER has removed each individual stone, catalogued its location and documented its condition. With the help of CBT Architects and Judy Selwyn of Preservation Technologies, NER identified more than 350 necessary repairs. Currently, NER is cleaning the stone and using a variety of techniques to repair the stone, to include: Dutchman repairs to repair chips and spalls; epoxy injecting and pinning of unstable cracks; epoxy injecting stable cracks; patching small holes; and filling former metal embedments with Jahn patching mortar. Next, NER will construct the new CMU backup structure designed for the façade reinstallation, and will then reinstall the stone façade itself. This project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2010.

teams are then overlaying various models from architects and subcontractors as part of a collaborative trade coordination process, which allows the team to identify potential design and engineering conflicts and clashes so they can be addressed early in the project. The Suffolk Education team is also integrating the project schedule into BIM applications for animated sequencing and schedule analysis. The Modern Theatre project is being designed and constructed to meet green building and LEED certification standards. The project team will use environmentally friendly construction methods and materials during construction. The architect, Childs Bertman Tseckares, Inc., and the engineers have designed the building to ensure its clean and efficient operation once construction is completed and the facility is fully functional. Suffolk University and Suffolk Construction have both demonstrated strong leadership in sustainable building practices. Suffolk University has a history of working diligently to find creative solutions to environmental challenges. This prestigious institution consistently instills the values of sustainability through education and practice. Suffolk Construction also has a strong reputation as an environmentally responsible contractor. As a major contributor to the advances of sustainable building practices, Suffolk supports owners, architects, subcontractors and employees who

Selected Subcontractor for Modern Theatre

NER CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT New England’s largest specialty contractor

share its commitment to green building and the positive impact it has on our natural environment, regional economies, and health and productivity of building occupants. Suffolk’s collaborative approach to managing sustainable building construction projects, proven documentation procedures, sustainable building experience, and companywide commitment to sustainable and green business practices will add significant value to this project as decisions are being made about its sustainable features and LEED certification requirements. The Modern Theatre building has a storied history. The building was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as part of the Washington Street Theater District, and in 1995 it was designated a Boston Landmark. The building was initially constructed as retail and warehouse space in 1876. In 1913, it was converted into the Modern Theatre, the first Boston theater designed specifically to show films. Admission was 15 cents, and musical accompaniment was provided on an organ designed specifically for use in the theater. In 1928, the Modern Theatre premiered the first Boston showing of a “talkie”—The Jazz Singer. The theater also introduced the double feature in an effort to compete with newer theaters showing movies and vaudeville together. By the 1980s, the building fell out of use and was considered beyond repair until Suffolk University became directly involved in the restoration of the building.

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October, 2009


High-Profile Feature: The New England Regional Council of Carpenters

New England Carpenter’s Center

Training Opportunities and Technology Propel Construction


orchester, MA - Suffolk Construction is in the final stages of constructing the new headquarters and training center for The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) and the Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship Program. On this highly visible site on Dorchester Avenue stood an abandoned, two-story industrial building that the NERCC purchased in 2007. The building once served as the laundry facility for the Archdiocese of Boston and prior to that was the home of the Dirigo Spice Corporation. Suffolk is converting the building into a three-story 75,000sf facility. The project consists of demolishing the roof and second-story walls of the existing structure and building a new second and third floor. Upon completion in January, NERCC’s new headquarters will include union offices, a bank, an eye care center for union members, and a state-of-the-art apprentice training/trade school that will provide training for 2,000 students per year. Students will not have to wait until classes start for training opportunities. Apprenticeship training has already started at the facility. Throughout the project, the Suffolk team has been working with apprentices from the Boston Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Center. The apprentices are performing on-the-job training tasks at the site, including wood blocking, partition and ceiling work and miscellaneous finish carpentry trade work all while earning class credit. This has been

chitectural model, and covered in the field, which would have remodels created by the sulted in expensive change orders. Although the Carpenter’s Center structural steel, HVAC and electrical subcon- will not be submitted for LEED® certifitractors. The resulting cation, the project will be certifiable up to complete, or federated, the Silver level. The team has incorporated model allowed the many sustainable design principles into the project team to virtually project, including the use of low-emitting walk through the build- carpets, paints and composite wood proding and detect any clash- ucts; high-efficiency HVAC systems; and es between structure and water efficiency systems, including a storm systems. Suffolk held water collection system and low water use weekly “walk-through” toilets throughout the building. The roof of meetings during con- the new building will be highly reflective, struction so that the team helping to save on heating and cooling could detect and resolve costs. The NERCC has been looking for any clashes. This was Carpenter’s Center in progress extremely beneficial in a site to accommodate a new headquarters determining where pen- facility for the past decade. The completed an excellent opportunity for The Boston etrations could be made into the existing Carpenters Center will allow the union to Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training waffle slab for girder placement, and de- consolidate operations and replace offices Fund to use what will be its training center tecting conflicts from the mechanical and it now leases in South Boston and its curas a hands-on learning opportunity for its electrical trades before clashes were dis- rent training facility in Brighton. apprentices. Suffolk’s team is using the latest Project Team for Carpenter’s Union Hall in building information modeling (BIM) Architect - ADD Inc. technology to keep the project on budget and on schedule. The Carpenter’s CenGeneral Contractor - Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. ter was one of the largest projects in New Structural Engineer - Goldstein-Milano LLC England in which Suffolk used BIM extenHVAC Engineer - E.M. Duggan Inc. sively. Suffolk first had a surveyor scan the MEP Engineer - RDK Engineers existing warehouse, creating a point cloud Civil Engineer - Nitsch Engineering, Inc. model of the existing structure using laser points. Steel Erection - Sunrise Erectors, Inc. Using NavisWorks, Suffolk’s team Concrete - S&F Concrete incorporated the point cloud model, ar-

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October, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

IT Offices for SEAS at Harvard University by Lori Stewart Coletti, Elaine Construction While Harvard has been at the forefront of green building innovations for quite some time, the high degree of variety of spaces, needs, and cultures within the University can lead to very different approaches, school by school. The new information technology (IT) offices at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) represent the first project SEAS has undertaken to LEED-certify, and this goal led to a very collaborative team effort among all involved parties. Space is always at a premium at SEAS, with preference naturally given to academic initiatives, leaving critical support staff often as a piece in a bigger puzzle jockeying for the space they need, and often operating with less than optimal conditions. In addition, the variety of age and type of buildings on the SEAS campus leads to a high percentage of infrastructure and renovation work, where the certifica-

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tion process can be more challenging to accomplish. Thus, when the opportunity to construct and pursue LEED with a relatively high certainty of success and impact presented itself, the project goals were embraced by the entire team, and everyone focused their best efforts on maximizing impact while containing costs and maintaining schedule. Even the staff consented to a two-phase move to allow the team to utilize some products in the design that required a longer lead time but helped with the LEED rating. The IT offices for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences were built to have 22 people in three different offices within the Maxwell Dworkin building at the School of Engineering and Applied Sci-

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Fazio Construction Corp. Proud to be part of the Elanine Construction Team at the Harvard University SEAS IT Offices.

tiative, and Elaine Construction collaborated closely throughout and sought to use innovative and efficient strategies and products to make the space function effectively within the new footprint. One major component of this efficient utilization was the use of Herman Miller’s “My Studio” furniture system, which is Greenseal certified as well as compact yet functional. This project is registered for LEED, and has achieved a Gold level rating. Green design features include: high efficiency fluorescent and LED lighting designed to exceed ASHRAE power densities; daylight sensors within 15 feet of windows; occupancy sensors tied into building controls to set back temperature settings when spaces are unoccupied; bamboo flooring and millwork; FSC certified wood; materials containing recycled and locally manuTwo views of the new green IT office space at Harvard factured content; low VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, ences on the Harvard University campus. carpets, composite woods and With space constraints as well as furniture; individual control of lighting; LEED being a major factor in the design, and a flushout period prior to occupancy to Douglas Okun & Associates, Vanderweil remove any lingering contaminants from Engineers, Harvard’s Green Campus Ini- construction activities.

Project Team for Harvard SEAS

Architect - Doug Okun & Associates General Contractor - Elaine Construction Company MEP Engineer - Vanderweil Engineer Drywall / Metal Studs - Fazio Construction HVAC - Glover Sheet Metal, Inc. Painting - McAdam Painting Company Fire Protection - Northeast Automatic Sprinkler Electrical Contractor - O’Mahony & Sons Electrical, Inc. Glass & Glazing - Salem Glass Company, Inc. Acoustical Ceilings - The Cheviot Corporation Demolition - Universal Construction Services, Inc. Millwork - Curry Woodworking, Inc. Selected Subcontractor for Harvard SEAS Sheet Metal

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October, 2009


High-Profile Feature: 303 Third Street

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Callahan Upgrades 303 Third Street With Upgrades Equity Residential Will Rent Condos

ambridge, MA - Callahan, Inc. recently upgraded nine existing units at 303 Third Street to meet Group 2A handicap accessible guidelines for owner Equity Residential. The scope of work includes extensive alteration to kitchens, bathrooms, and interior layout for handicap accessibility. The units were originally slated to be for sale, but given market conditions, the client opted to convert them to apartments.


The kitchens received new cabinets, tops, backsplashes, and appliances. The expanded bathrooms received new roll-in showers, relocated plumbing fixtures, new lighting, tile, vanities and wall coverings. The work was done in a recently constructed and occupied building around tenants and finished common areas. The architect on the project was BKA Architects.

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High-Profile Feature: 303 Third Street

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October, 2009


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

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schools in a new K-2 school on the campus of Broken Ground School. HMFH Architects Inc. was hired to complete three schematic designs this year. Construction of the elementary schools will begin in 2010. • Wellesley Middle School, Wellesley, Mass. - HMFH is studying how to plan for increased population growth in the middle school over the next five years. HMFH is analyzing how to add an additional 200 students to the current enrollment of 1,000. With the middle school building already at capacity, HMFH is examining creative approaches to accommodating an immediate need for up to 18 additional classrooms. The strategy includes a plan for repurposing the space in the event of a future decrease in population. • Berlin/Boylston Middle/High School, Berlin/Boylston, Mass. - The communities of Berlin and Boylston hired HMFH to conduct a feasibility study of total replacement or substantial renovation and additions. On the basis of the study, the state has endorsed a new and expanded middle/high school to accommodate the 6th grade, and increase the overall population to 560. The existing site and new

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Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects announced eight recent school commissions throughout New England with a combined area of more than 500,000sf. The projects include three elementary schools, one middle school, one combined middle/ high school and three high schools. In each commission, HMFH is analyzing existing facilities and making design recommendations for space improvements to help school districts better address their educational mission. • Carlisle Elementary School, Carlisle, Mass. - HMFH was hired to design additions and renovations to a multibuilding, 760-student, K-8 campus. The first stage included a Master Plan that reviewed consolidation options, as well as how to phase out aging, inadquate campus structures. HMFH is also studying how to preserve and increase open space at this much-used town resource.

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development are constrained by wetland and reservoir protection zones. • Wayland High School, Wayland, Mass. - In addition to planning for classroom space, the project is addressing how to best provide optimal science, performance and athletic facilities. A new, twobuilding high school proposal will be presented for town vote in November 2009. • Hanover High School, Hanover, Mass. - Slated for completion in 2011, the new 156,000sf high school will be located on the site of the existing school. The new 800-student high school will employ a number of green design measures to Massachusetts High Performance School sustainability goals. • Weston High School, Weston, Mass. - HMFH is currently developing a series of options for a new Science Center at the 700-student Weston High School in Weston. Through reclamation of underused space and modest additions, the project supports Weston’s advanced science curriculum, which includes a DNA lab and special project room for long-term experiments.

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October, 2009


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Phase I of UMass Project Completed Payette Architect

Amherst, Ma – Payette announced the completion of a new 157,500gsf life sciences teaching and research building for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) is part of a two-phase project to expand science teaching and research capabilities on campus with the goal of fostering interaction and collaboration between students and research faculty. The ISB was designed to meet the LEED Silver standard. Interior view of the new life sciences teaching and research The phased plan calls building at the U-Mass-Amherst. ©Warren Jagger. for three wings in a Ushape, forming a courttoned red brick with bronze accents, matchyard at the northern end of the Stockbridge ing nearby science buildings. Both the west (east) campus open space. It is part of the and north wings are brick clad forms with University’s growing commitment to the punched windows. life sciences and expanding presence as a Horizontal stripes of the bronze brick research institution. run between windows creating a vestige The $114.5 million first phase inof strip windows prevalent in neighboring cludes an L-shaped building comprised of buildings. The concourse has a four story a laboratory wing and a classroom wing. high curtainwall facing south to the landThe laboratory wing houses teaching and scaped courtyard. research spaces for chemistry and biology This wall has a sunscreen of gray terprograms. The heart of the ISB is a draracotta rods that recall the brick striping. matic four-story concourse that runs along Study “treehouses” floating within the sunthe entire southern edge of the classroom screen are clad with terracotta tile. wing, flowing with people moving along Payette was the architect and also balconies, bridges and stairs and providing provided lab planning, interior design and a variety of meeting spaces at each level. landscape architecture. The project team The concourse’s enormous south facing also includes Gilbane, construction manwindow creates a showcase of science to ager; Vanderweil Engineers, mechanical/ the courtyard and east campus precinct beelectrical/plumbing engineers; Lim Conyond. sultants, structural engineers; Nitsch EnThe building exterior is a juxtapogineering, civil engineers; Available Light, sition of brick and curtainwall elements. lighting consultant; Acentech Inc., acousThe primary material of the ISB is a warmtics and audiovisual.

Cannon Designs BU Residence

Boston, MA - Cannon Design announced the opening of Boston University’s newest student residence tower – a building designed by the firm to enhance student life and the integration of learning spaces throughout the University. The new tower is the latest building in the development of the John Hancock Student Village, the heart of student activities also master-planned and designed by Cannon Design, with its fitness and recreation center, Agganis Arena, and additional residential facilities just steps away from the new facility. At 26 stories along the Charles River, the building provides the University with a distinctive and contemporary landmark for visitors entering the city from the west, and takes full advantage of stunning views from Mt. Wachusett to the Harbor Islands and beyond. Located at 33 Harry Agganis Way off Commonwealth Avenue, the 396,000sf building provides housing for 960 students

in a wide range of apartment and suite sizes, along with 20 resident assistant units and three apartment units designed for faculty. The new residence tower is a significant step in bringing sophomore, junior and senior student housing on campus, and will reduce the demand for student housing in adjacent neighborhoods by approximately 250 apartments. When complete, the 10acre Student Village will accommodate a total of 2,300 student beds. In addition to the residential units, the facility incorporates multiple educational and social spaces including two classrooms, large and small collaborative study spaces, music practice rooms, a video room, offices for student life, and an open multi-purpose room on the top floor. Art from the University’s students at the College of Fine Arts is displayed in the main lobby and second floor gallery spaces.

The George J. Kostas Nanoscale Technology and Manufacturing Research Center

JM Coull Completes Labs

Boston, MA - JM Coull built two new research laboratories at Northeastern University in Boston. The two designbuild projects created nanotechnology and interferometry labs in existing buildings on the Boston campus. The George J. Kostas Nanoscale Technology and Manufacturing Research Center is the primary facility for micro and nanofabrication at Northeastern. The facility is configured in three parts, including cleanroom and non-cleanroom lab areas and a collaborative project area for student teams and corporate partners. Five thousand square feet of ISO class 4, 6 and 7 cleanroom areas are used

for optical lithography, nanolithography, thin film deposition and other processes. Non-cleanroom lab space is equipped with hoods, device testing areas, design areas and an imaging lab. The Lev Perelman Interferometry Laboratory is a new suite of labs and cleanroom spaces for the research and development of laser technology. The 2,500sf renovation includes four labs, a conference room and an ISO class 8 certifiable cleanroom. The sensitive nature of laser research necessitated extensive sound proofing and a floating floor system to isolate the cleanroom space from vibration.

BWK to Renovate Newman School Boston, MA - BWK has been chosen as the general contractor for several interior and exterior renovations for The Newman School, a private high school located in Boston’s historic Back Bay. The work required a stringent approval process by the Landmark Historical Commission and inThe Newman School in Boston’s historic Back Bay is to volved replication undergo interior and exterior renovations. of interior finish Feasibility studies are being conplaster moldings, woodwork, doors, flooring and mason- ducted to replace the roof, point the exry. The installation of new utilities was terior and install new historically correct carefully coordinated with the local mu- windows. BWK will also be contracted to install a new fire escape and elevator nicipal and zoning boards. Presently, BWK’s design-build as well as complete upgrades to student team is developing a five-year plan with bathrooms, common areas and classthe staff at The Newman School to re- rooms. store and renovate the school’s exterior and interior.


October, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Cancer Care

Barr & Barr Constructs Cancer Center Designed by SMRT

rewer, ME - The growing need for a larger, better-equipped cancer care facility in northeastern Maine is being met by Barr & Barr Builders of Brunswick as they construct a steel, glass and wood paneled structure that rises gracefully among the pines in Brewer. With Maine having the highest incidence of cancer in the nation, it is appropriate that Eastern Maine Medical Center’s (EMMC’s) CancerCare of Maine and the Maine Institute www.ccb-inc.com for Human Genetics and Health will house the most sophisticated cancer treatment technology in the state. Working with the full-service architecture, engineering and design team of SMRT, Barr & Barr Builders is creating a technological haven measuring 132,000sf Brewer Professional Building: Brewer ME and three stories high to be the new home EEMC new cancer center for EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine and the Maine Institute for Human Genetics site employees also chose to participate in Being a part of a process that will and Health. The building shares a campus the campaign, as many of the steelwork- change the way cancer is treated in the Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems’ ers, construction crew, designers and oth- state of Maine is a life-altering experiCianchette Medical Building. The new fa- ers have GC/Design had their Build lives touched by cancer. ence. Steve Hughes, vice president of cility’s design allows patients many views They come work on this new building Barr & Barr, Maine, says that constructing Site to Services of the mountainous woodlands in the dis- every day knowing that they are contribut- EMMC’s CancerCare of Maine building Interior Renovation/Fit-outs tance as well as the healing garden being ing to something special. has been one of the more challenging and Concrete Foundations & Flatwork created outside the doors to the patio. rewarding jobs his team has spearheaded Speaking about the fundraising camIndustrial Process Piping Breaking ground May 2008, the cre- paign, Tina so far. Building in Maine since 1941, Barr Gist, RN, department head of Mercy at the Fore, Portland, ME Steel Erection ation of the building has united the local EMMC’sStructural Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, & Barr is a leader in academic, healthcare community. A grass roots campaign con- says, “Everyone has their own reasons for and research construction. And it is that tinues with a goal of nearly $10 million for donating to the campaign. We’ve all been very sort of experience that made Barr & t CCB, our experienced and knowledgeable management team understands the project. Many of EMMC’s what is needednurses, to meetdocthe changing environment of today’s construction touched, either personally or profession- Barr the right choice for EMMC’s new tors and staff support the campaign, whichMaine industry. As a successful based understand it ally, by company, someonewe who has beenwhat affected by cancer center and human genetics lab. is well on its toeemeeting takway es to m t and exceits ed ogoal. ur clienJob ts’ needcancer.” s and provide second-to-none services with Dealing with the technology provi-


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sions of the genetics laboratory as well as the cancer treatment equipment including three linear accelerators, two with “onboard imaging,” which will be the first stereotactic units in the state, Barr & Barr and SMRT designers had their work cut out for them as they surpassed the basic building codes and met many sustainable building elements. Together they have created a structure that will be home to 27 open infusion bays, six private infusion bays, 24 exam rooms, an on-site pharmacy and an outdoor healing garden. The space will be warm and inviting, offering majestic views, warm muted colors, imbedded sound systems, natural lighting, family waiting areas/ kitchens and private entrances, while also protecting patients from radiation exposure with four- and eight-foot-thick walls and meeting lab requirements, including air change and lab waste. The installation of two new Varian linear accelerators, one of which was fitted with cutting edge equipment specifically designed to treat brain-related tumors,

a new GE Proteus x-ray unit, a new GE PET/CT imaging unit and a new GE simulation/CT Imaging unit was completed this month. For the handling of these complicated medical instruments that are integral to cancer treatment, Barr & Barr was given accolades by both EMHS staff and the medical equipment vendors. Their flawless collaboration and preparation of the treatment suites enabled the installation to go off without a hitch. Coming in on time and on budget; Barr & Barr’s team including four LEED accredited professionals has worked seamlessly with EMMC to ensure that the new cancer center will open its doors to patients in December 2009. In so doing, the cancer center will more than triple its patient

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capacity, quadruple its parking spaces and will realize an increase in productivity and success due to the combination of medical professionals, pharmacists and genetic scientists all under one roof. Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems’ property manager Addy Dubois says, “Barr & Barr’s performance has been outstanding. Their team of qualified professionals has provided top quality construction while developing an effective project team of owner, architect, and contractors. They are keeping us on schedule and on budget and continue to offer solutions to problems and cost effective alternatives.” EMMC’s beautiful new CancerCare of Maine and the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health building that SMRT designed and Barr & Barr Builders is constructing will be a welcome respite and sanctuary for those in need of care. Offering private rear entrances, a relaxing healing garden and an inviting fireplace built by a cancer survivor; the building provides not only medical, technological and scientific resources, but also affords patients and their loved ones a comfortable place to heal in a sanctuary from the The most recent equipment has been installed harsh reality of their illness.

October, 2009


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

New Hotel Construction Celebrated Pro Con Design-Builder

The new church has a seating capacity of 160.

Bufftree Completes St. George Church Rescom Architect

Dartmouth, MA - Parishioners of St. George Greek Orthodox Church celebrated the fruition of their dream of a new place to worship with the Thyanoixia, or Opening of the Doors, of the congregation’s new St. George Greek Orthodox Church and Hellenic Cultural Center built by SouthCoast-based

Bufftree Building Company in Dartmouth. This official opening of the larger, handicapped-accessible church marked the completion of Phase I relocation of the church from Ashley Boulevard in New Bedford to a six-acre site on Cross Road. The 4,700sf building contains a church with a seating capacity of 160, an attached function room for 60 persons and administrative offices. Phase II of the project would convert this building into a function hall only and construct a more grand church to the south with a connecting link between the two. Rescom Architectural, Inc. of Bourne was the architect for the St. George Greek Orthodox Church and Hellenic project. Cultural Center

Keene, NH – A ceremony was held on September 10 to mark construction of the first new hotel to be built in Keene in the past several years. The new Courtyard by Marriott hotel will be located in Railroad Square, one block from the city’s downtown business district. Officials from Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels, Oleo Corporation, and the city of Keene attended the event, along with representatives from local Keene businesses and Keene State College. Pro Con Inc. of Manchester is the design-builder for the $8.1 million hotel project. S&S Hotels of Manchester, N.H. and Oleo Corporation of Ludlow, Vt. are the hotel owners, and Colwen Management l-r: Leo Xarras, Oleo Corporation; Mary Jane Ricker, of Nashua, N.H. will manage Laconia Savings Bank; Mark Schleicher, S&S Hotels; the hotel Laconia Savings Bank Christine Thomas, Northern Sites Development Services; Mayor Dale Pregent; Mark Stebbins, S&S Hotels, is providing the financing. and Clayton LaBarre, Marriott International. S&S Hotels and Oleo Corporation intend to make the The 65,795sf, five-story hotel will Courtyard by Marriott LEED offer 100 guestrooms, including four certified from the US Green Building suites. Plans include a bistro and lounge Council. Pro Con Inc. plans to use regional area, 2,100sf of flexible meeting space, a and recycled materials in construction and business center, guest market and an inincorporate environmentally beneficial door pool and fitness room. Pro Con Inc. strategies in the hotel’s development and has scheduled a May 2010 completion date daily operations. for the new hotel.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

New Wing at Women & Infants Hospital Providence, RI - Anshen + Allen of Boston announced the opening of its latest project, the new 140,000sf addition to the existing Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. Slated to open in September 2009, the highlight of the addition is a 56,000sf, 80 bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the largest in the nation with single-family rooms. “The single-room NICU expands the field of neonatology from ‘survival’ to ‘quality of life.’ The design supports new clinical approaches in the care of neonates.” said James Padbury, MD, pediatrician-in-chief at Women & Infants and the Oh-Zopfi Professor of Pediatrics for Perinatal Research at the Warren Alpert Medical School of

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Brown University. “We shared a common goal with Women & Infants Hospital and that was to design the best neonatal intensive care unit possible to create a healing environment. The decision to design single-family rooms allows for a truly family-centered approach where families become partners in the care of their infants rather than visitors,” said Vera Van Middlesworth, medical planner. “The design reflects this concern for family-centered care by integrating welcoming spaces for families throughout the clinical floors and by opening up interior spaces to daylight and views,” said Jay Verspyck, lead designer for the project.

Image of an outside view of the new wing at Women & Infants Hospital. Anshen + Allen designed the new wing to provide the privacy and separation that is necessary to perform critical procedures with restricted access, without impacting other infants. The entire project encompasses 140,000sf and also includes a 30 bed Antenatal Care Unit totaling 24,000sf, and a new lobby with retail space, social services, a conference center, and a chapel. The key requirement for the new NICU was to build the wing adjacent to the existing Labor and Delivery Suite. It was built on two floors in four areas of 20 beds each to minimize footprint

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Brookstone Completes Reno Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and

general contractors headquartered in Manchester, recently completed a renovation project at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. The undertaking involved significant upgrades to the cafeteria, which serves both employees and hospital visitors. Improvements included new ceilings and floors, case work, updated serving equipment and modernized pendant light fixtures, all resulting in a more functional and comfortable environment. Jack Boardman of Brookstone Builders was the project manager.

New Projects Get Go Ahead Continued from page 7 ist Foundation. The project’s new buildings are intended to expand the opportunities for artists to live and work in the city, with additional studio space, the addition of underground music practice space, a new gallery, on-street display windows for artwork, the use of the courtyard for installation art and as a venue for performanceart, and, if financially feasible, the offering of residential fellowships for artists. Second Street Associates LLC, the developer, includes Fred Gordon as the principal; Next Phase Studios as the architect; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. as the transportation/ infrastructure engineer; Weidlinger Associates Inc. as the geotechnical/structural engineer; The Hickory Consortium as the energy consultant; and Goulston and Storrs as legal counsel. The Gordon’s Wood project in West Roxbury includes the demolition of the existing nursing home and the creation of 42

new condominium units (with five affordable units) however, the project will now consist of two newly constructed buildings instead of three. The project site of a 70,000sf, threestory concrete and brick building, formerly known as the Star of David Nursing Home that was built in 1964 as an institutional center to rehabilitate and assist patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The nursing home was closed in 2003, and the facility has been vacant since. The development team consists of the Mayo Group as the owner, developer and general contractor; Ray Mitrano of Mayo Group and Doulas Annino of Annino Incorporated as the project architects; BSC Group as the engineering and transportation consultant; and Taren Grigsby of Mayo Group as the legal counsel. Total development cost is estimated at approximately $8 million. The developer expects to start the demolition and the construction by the winter of 2009.

Concord Hospital LEED Certified Designed by Shepley Bulfinch

Concord, NH – Concord Hospital is the first hospital in northern New England and second in New England to receive LEED certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for its East & North Wing addition and renovation, designed by the Boston architecture firm of Shepley Bulfinch. The project’s design maximizes daylight and views with green roofs and courtyard gardens while creating skylights that bring light deep into treatment spaces. The canopied entrance includes a waiting area that overlooks a garden and the drop-off area and a roof garden that is accessible from the ICU. On patient floors almost all spaces have access to natural light and views, while garden courtyards create a buffer from the road. The use of native plantings and permeable surfaces reduces the impact on the site’s storm water system and minimizes heat islands. Other components include reducing or eliminating toxins to improve indoor air quality; recycling demolition waste; reducing water consumption; using energy efficient equipment; and promoting alternative transportation.

Concord Hospital “What made this such a success was Concord Hospital’s commitment to the hospital’s sustainable design and operations, and to doing it as a team,” said Shepley principal Angela Watson. Concord Hospital received a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence award in 2008 for its outstanding work in reducing the hospital’s environmental footprint.

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High-Profile: Awards

HMFH Receives Brick in Architecture Award

lary on campus, with the fine detail of smaller-scale neighboring houses. To announce and separate the arrival sequence, the building’s largest volume, the black box theater, is articulated as the primary building form. The 50foot cube is clad in a lively brickpatterned form and is placed at Brick work continues around to the the lobby. an angle to engage Photo credit Wayne Soverns, Jr. both the bridge entry and traditionally sen to complement the original 1920s designed classroom wing. “fresh air” style brick building to which “Specifying clay brick for the the arts addition is linked. Two types of project underscores the school’s combrick recall the stone foundation wall mitment to sustainable design and with brick above at the original campus high performance mabuilding. The brick cube of the black terials,” said George box is embraced by the more convenMetzger, AIA, presitional classroom wings, which establish dent of HMFH Archia public edge to the campus. In contrast, tects. “We wanted to the prominence of the black box theater relate to the existing as a centerpiece of the addition is exbuilding’s traditional pressed by its distinctive and elaborate brick exterior, but also brick pattern, comprised of three differto use the traditional ent brick types in an intricate bas-relief material in a new way grid. This brick work continues around to express the school’s to the black box theater’s two-story encommitment to creative try wall in the lobby, which doubles as arts on the campus.” a reception and gallery space. Brick was choThe 50-foot cube is clad in a lively brick-patterned form.

Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects received the 2009 Brick in Architecture Bronze Award in the educational category for its design of the Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill. The Brick in Architecture Awards are sponsored by the Brick Industry Association. Located on a 16-acre private school campus in suburban Boston, the 30,000sf arts center is a three-story addition to the school’s main academic building. The addition features a black box theater with flexible seating and theatrical lighting, along with support spaces that include a scene shop, costume storage and workroom, lighting storage, control room, and green room. Three floors of classrooms wrap around two sides of the black box with drama on the main level, music on the lower level, and visual arts on the upper level. Clay brick was selected to reflect the predominant brick vocabu-

JM Coull Earns National Award

Boston, MA - JM Coull, a New England based construction management and design build firm, was honored this month with a 2009 Vision Award from Constructech magazine. JM Coull’s “eBid” system of electronically soliciting subcontractor bids garnered the award, which recognizes innovative technologies and their application to everyday business. By customizing a software package produced by eBid Systems, JM Coull reduced the cost of the bidding process by 93% in one year and cut production time from a full day to less than an hour. The environmental impact of the bidding process was dramatically reduced by eliminating shipping and enabling contracting firms to view drawings electronically and print only the plans they need. “Our eBid system enables us to maintain current information on an extensive database of prequalified subcontractors. By bidding electronically, we can increase participation and generate more competitive pricing for our clients,” said JM Coull president, Andrew Coull.

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High-Profile: News

NH CIBOR 2009 Awards

Bedford, NH The New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (NH CIBOR) named David Lefebvre 2009 Realtor of the Year. Lefebvre is the commercial division Jean manager of Shanley Realtors of Portsmouth William Jean of Fulcrum Associates of Amherst received the 2009 NH CIBOR

Affiliate of the Year award. Jean is cochairman of the Affiliates Committee for the organization. Each year NH CIBOR members who have shown outstanding commitLefebvre ment, leadership and skills in the commercial real estate industry, are recognized and awarded.

Innovative Office Design Continued from page 12 work every day; how this new workplace enhances their daily operations; and how customer satisfaction has increased. For call centers or other offices where staff are at their desks for long periods of time, it is essential to create a stimulating environment. For a renovation of what is now SironaHealth, we designed an open office environment with a bank of private offices along the perimeter. An aluminum storefront system, with a combination of frosted and clear glass, allows natural light to filter into the open office. Bright colors, consisting of yellows\, orange, greens\ and aqua were used as accent walls in the open office space. Textured carpet, decorative lighting and bright finishes achieved the type of high-energy environment the client desired. To meet a company’s culture and their desire to bring some elements that were in their former late 1800s offices suite, SHP’s new office building was designed to bring contemporary and traditional together. A new layout and interior office storefronts are paired with the post & beam structure they brought forward with them from their former office suite. Beautiful views of

nature, plenty of natural light, a soothing color palette and a well designed office fit perfectly with this housing management company. An efficient, well planned work environment promotes flexible, diverse and collaborative workspaces. Views to nature, day lighting and natural ventilation will go a long way toward staff satisfaction. Drab colors, poor building layout, disorganized support areas, dim lighting and outdated furnishings do little to help inspire most people. Innovative approaches such as brighter colors, interesting architectural forms, furnishings that support how you work, artwork, quality lighting and creative lighting can go a long way to energize staff. Cool lunch rooms, coffee cafés, fitness rooms, TV lounges, game rooms and outdoor spaces are finding their way into the workplace today. Mary E. Turgeon, AAHID, IIDA, LEED AP is principal and interior designer, and Deirdre L. Pio, CSI, CDT is project manager at Gawron Turgeon Architects, a multi-disciplinary interior design, architecture, landscape architecture and master planning firm in Maine.

Honda Gallery Renovated

Designed by BKA/Senate Construction GC

Reading, MA - The renovation and expansion of the Honda Gallery located in Reading has been successfully completed. BKA Architects, Inc. of Brockton provided the design services, and Senate Construction Corporation of Shirley was the general contractor. BKA Architects was asked to transform the existing buildings situated on a landfill site into a facility that would Recently renovated Honda Gallery at its new location meet the requirements of the bays, parts and customer areas. prototype for a Honda dealership and inOne fundamental challenge was the corporate the Gallery’s own requirements. site itself. Geopiers, or compacted cylinThe existing two-story, 20,000sf ders of earth, were hammered into earth showroom building was renovated and the to provide support and stability. Other site existing service building demolished to planning constraints that required careful allow for the construction of a new, sepaconsideration and coordination included a rate, two-story 31,000sf facility that would 40-foot sewer easement near the west side house a service department with 32 service of the planned service building

CLD Contributes to New Horizons

Manchester, NH - CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc. of Manchester held its 13th Annual Golf Tournament August 12 at the Plausawa Valley Country Club in Pembroke. In addition to a fun afternoon of exercise and networking, funds were raised from many donated raffle items and a “putting on the green” contest sponsored by CLD. All proceeds from these activities went to the New Horizons Soup Kitchen, Manchester. CLD President Chris Bean presents check to Fred RobChristopher R. Bean, P.E., inson, executive director, New Horizons. Also present, president of CLD, had the honor David Gates and Patricia Shedd from CLD, and adof presenting the check for more ditional volunteers Sarah Morrill, Rebecca Shedd and than $1,300 to Fred Robinson, Joe Morrill.. Photo courtesy of Nancy Comai, developexecutive director of New Homent director, New Horizons for New Hampshire. rizons. New Horizons soup New Horizons for New Hampshire kitchen serves breakfast for Shelter guests services include the soup kitchen, a food and dinner to seniors daily, typically serv- pantry and emergency shelter and suping 200 meals a day. CLD employees have portive services, and Angie’s Shelter for been serving meals at New Horizons every Women. first Friday of the month for 24 years.

Cannistraro Launches New Web Site Watertown, MA - J.C. Cannistraro, LLC has launched its newly redesigned Web Site, www.cannistraro.com. The Boston-based mechanical construction firm recently made news with its multi-dimensional Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions that improve construction operations

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DPM Welcomes Kennedy

Newton, MA - Diversified Project Management (DPM) announced that Frank Kennedy has joined the firm as project executive and will manage its public, healthcare and education project segments. Prior to joining DPM, Kennedy served as vice president for RF Walsh Project Management, Inc., where he served as project executive for the Mass. General


Hospital and North Shore Medical Center’s new Outpatient Care in Danvers, and several major school projects. Prior to RF Walsh he was vice president and New England area manager of Heery International. His leadership resulted in the securing of more than 20 K-12 public projects valued at more than $1 billion.

Bond Employees Earn LEED AP Everett, MA - Everett based construction firm Bond Brothers Inc. an-

nounced that 14 construction professionals have recently achieved recognition as LEED Accredited Professionals. Members of the Bond team who have received accreditation from the US Green Building Council include; Edward A. Bond, Jr., CEO; Gregory A. Williamson, director of estimating and purchasing; Alan Steinberg, project executive; William Angelosanto, manager of healthcare services; John Fortin, director facilities asset management services; William Cunniff, senior project manager; Justin Aubuchon, senior estimator; Michael Dumaresq and Ian Manferdini, project managers; Steve Goodwin, superintendent; and Dave Dockendorf, Brendan O’Malley, Jesse Starnino and Joshua Sydney, project engineers.

Fitzgerald Serves as Judge

Cambridge, MA - SMMA’s director of Corporate + Technology Studio, Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA, served on the jury for the 2009 CoreNet Global Awards of Excellence. The award recognizes leadership globally and regionally in the real estate profession and will be announced on November 5, 2009.



Fitzgerald was named the 2008 Designer of the Year by the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global. Photo by Bruce Rogovin

Duffy Certified Safety Pro

Worcester, MA - Tighe & Bond, Inc. announced that Brian M. Duffy, who works out of the company’s Worcester office, has become a Certified Safety Professional. Certified Safety Professionals must meet specific education and work experience criteria, as well as pass a comprehensive practice examination. Duffy provides environmental, health and safety services to industrial, healthcare, education and utility clients.


Space Designer Joins Acentech

Cambridge, MA - Acentech Inc., a multi-disciplinary acoustics, audiovisual systems design, and vibration consulting firm, announced that Robert Wolff has joined Acentech’s Studio A as a supervisory consultant in acoustics. Wolff has provided leadership to the design, construction, and equipping of spaces for arts


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Laurano Joins Berkeley Investments Boston MA - Berkeley Investments, Inc. announced the recent addition of Joseph Laurano to oversee the operations of ResMark, Berkeley Investment’s residential development and marketing subsidiary. Over the last nine years, Laurano has been involved in every stage of new condominium development, including underwriting, loan origination, unit pricing, asset branding, premarketing, public relations, sales and project management.


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Windover Employees Earn LEED AP Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Windover Construction, Inc., of Manchesterby-the-Sea, announced that four of its project managers: Jim Burke, Tad Cunningham, Kristen Poulin and Jay Somers have earned Leadership in Energy and En-

vironmental Design Professional Accreditation. “We’re very proud of our employees and their dedication to green building,” said Lee Dellicker, president of Windover Construction.

Cannon Promotes Shanley

Boston, MA - Cannon DeStates including healthsign announced the promotion care institutions such as of Harry Shanley, PE, LEED AP Brigham and Women’s to the position of vice president. Hospital, UMass MemoShanley is a professional rial Medical Center, Cape engineer with more than 20 years Cod Hospital and Stanford of experience in mechanical deHospital in Connecticut. sign, with a focus on healthcare Outside of New England projects. He has expertise in Shanley has worked for master planning, energy modelthe Monsanto Company, an Shanley ing and analysis, and commisagricultural company in St. sioning. Louis, St. Mary’s Hospital He has contributed to projects in Michigan and A.I. Dupont Hospital around New England and the United for Children in Delaware.

Glynn Joins EYP

Boston, MA - EYP Architecture & Engineering welcomes Leslie A. Glynn, AIA, LEED to the firm as a senior laboratory planner. Glynn has extensive experience in programming, planning and designs for the sciences. EYP President and CEO Tom Birdsey, AIA said, “Leslie has a very strong understanding of science from both academic and corporate perspectives.” Glynn has planned and designed a wide variety of laboratories and cleanrooms within the life sciences, nanotechnology, and semiconductor fields for institutional and corporate clients. Currently, she is working on a hyperfast-track project for Trinity University in Texas.


Abrams Joins DPM

Newton, MA - Diversified Project Management (DPM) announced that Tyler Abrams has joined the firm as assistant project manager. Prior to joining DPM, Abrams served as crew leader for the Student Conservation Association in Boston, Mass. and Arlington, Va., where he led construction and maintenance efforts on park trails with student conservation crews. He also served as an intern at Treacy & Eagleburger Architects in Washington, D.C.


Meridian Assoc. Hires Keefner

Meridian Associates, a multi-disciplinary land development design firm, announced the addition of Wayne A. Keefner, P.E. to its Westborough staff. Keefner is LEED accredited as well as a Massachusetts Certified Soil Evaluator. He brings over 15 years of progressive experience in all phases of project coordination, including strategic planning, site

layout & design and staff training. His strong background in civic based projects will enable Meridian to further expand its municipal project division.


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