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Center Story: Tishman CM Builder for N.E. Conservatory Building Reno.............40 Features: Sections: Upfront:................................... 6 Facilities................................... 9 Healthcare.............................. 15 Education................................ 22 Multi-Residential....................... 34 Green..................................... 48 Awards................................... 54 People.................................... 61 Calendar................................. 62

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mBc honors hall of fame Inductees Boston, mA, - The massachusetts Buildinq conqress (mBc) honored the three latest mBc hall of fame inductees - wentworth Institute of Technology, Bond Brothers, and J.c. cannistraro - for legacy contributions to the building industry and the community during the mBc’s annual dinner gala october 22nd in Boston. The honorees were introduced by current hall of fame members including Symmes maini & mcKee Associates, walsh Brothers and the Accepting induction: Ed Bond for Bond Brothers, Dr. Zorica Pantic for Wentworth Institute of Technology, marr companies. and John Cannistraro Jr. for J.C. Cannistraro. During his opening remarks, emcee Bob Neumeier described the the design and construction industry, and building industry as a $20 billion economic is universally admired for its community engine in the commonwealth of massaservice and civic engagement. The Institute chusetts. “In addition to employing more is one of the design and construction induspeople than any other industry outside of try’s best resources for advancing practice healthcare and education, design and conknowledge in the profession. struction companies and their professional • Bond Brothers is a fourth generaassociations raise tens of millions in charition-led construction company founded in table and community contributions each 1907. Based in Everett, the company proyear.” vides construction services to both building • Wentworth Institute of Technology has trained generations of leaders in Continued on page 47


Beverly, mA - The massachusetts contractors’ Association of New England Building congress (mBc) recently an- (UcANE), Associated Sub-contractors of massachusetts (ASm), Associnounced its slate of officers ated Builders and contractors elected for 2009-2010, led by (ABc) and massachusetts Buildnew association president paul ing congress (mBc). J. coffey, who previously served The remaining slate of as a vice president and program newly elected 2009-2010 officers committee chair of the mBc. of the mBc is: president-elect coffey is president of mark David of Jones lang laE.J. wells Insurance Agency of Salle construction; Immediate Westford, a firm specializing past president Richard lampman in providing risk management of Tocci Building companies; and consulting services to large Coffey Vice president Bernard grove of construction companies and Suffolk construction company; property management firms. He is a licensed insurance advisor with more Vice president carolyn miller of william than 25 years of experience providing risk A. Berry & Son, Inc.; Vice president John management advice to clients. coffey is cannistraro, Jr. of J. c. cannistraro, llc; an active member and supporter of several Secretary Benjamin J. goldfarb of Nauset construction organizations, including Asso- construction corp. and Treasurer Joseph ciated general contractors (Agc), Utility flynn of Allsteel.

cDm prepares Energy master plan cambridge, mA - cDm has been retained by partners healthcare Systems to prepare a strategic energy master plan (SEmp) to reduce energy consumption at nine healthcare facilities, comprising 13.8 million sf of operating space. These facilities include massachusetts general hospital, Brigham and women’s hospital, mclean hospital, faulkner hospital, North Shore medical center, Nantucket cottage hospital, Newton-wellesley hospital, Rehabilitation hospital of the cape and Islands, and Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation

hospital. partners is seeking to reduce its energy consumption over the next 10 years through energy reduction measures and capital improvements. Using 2008 energy and utility costs as a baseline, cDm will explore traditional energy conservation options as well as renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, and biofuels. The SEmp will include a detailed 10-year capital improvement program, which will define Partners’ strategic plan.

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welcome to the 25th Build Boston You are Invited to meet us at Booth 456 Boston, mA - more than 10,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners/ clients, interior designers, landscape architects, and other industry professionals from more than 40 states and a dozen countries will participate in Build Boston , the Boston Society of Architects’ annual gathering of the design and construction industry. Now in its 25th year, Build Boston is a regional convention and trade show with national recognition, participation, and influence. It takes place on November 18-20 at the Seaport world Trade center in Boston, with the theme “New Economy. New climate. New Thinking. participants will choose from 200 workshops and other professional development opportunities, earn continuing-education credits, attend daily keynote presentations by national experts, visit more than 250 tradeshow exhibits featuring building technologies, products and services, and network with peers and colleagues at the Build Boston Design gala and other special events. In addition to individual workshops, Build Boston 2009 features seven one-day symposiums. These focused programs are organized by regional and national experts and include: Building Information modeling, sustainable landscapes, design firm management, socially-responsible design, codes and design excellence in public places. This year energy is a focal point. At-

tendees will learn about the latest products, services and technologies at the Energy pavilion on the tradeshow floor and discover how to redefine the way we generate and consume energy in this changing climate. Keynote speaker Robert murray focuses on the economic forecast for the building and design industry Inventor Dean Kamen, also a keynote speaker, will highlight the awesome potential of design and innovation to shape the future. Networking opportunities abound at Build Boston. These include the BSA/Build Boston gala, school reunions, nightly cocktail receptions in the exhibit hall and a new speed mentoring event organized by the BSA Emerging professionals Network. Build Boston celebrates women innovators and leaders during the 10th Annual BSA women in Design conference on November 18, which includes a full day of workshops and a champagne reception in honor of the recipients of the 2009 wID Awards of Excellence. Build Boston has multiple registration options including full conference registration, as well as one-, two- and threeday packages, special symposium pricing, a la carte options, and exhibit hall passes. Build Boston offers a multi-track workshop schedule from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on November 18, 19 and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on November 20. for details: (www.BuildBoston.com).

feldman 3D Seeks Nominations for pro-Bono historic program Boston, mA - The 3D laser scanning division of harry R. feldman, Inc. (feldman 3D) is accepting nominations for the next site for its pro-Bono 3D laser Scanning program. As part of its program called “Scanning historic Boston,” the company performs a laser scan of two sites each year on a pro-bono basis in an effort to produce a digital 3D archive of

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ended two floors below with snacks and drinks where I chatted with marc margulies of margulies perruzzi who reminded me that this year was the 25th anniversary of IfmA Boston. marc was one of the original founders and the first president of IfmA Boston. Susan Shelby of Rhino pR promised an article for our December issue on the IfmA anniversary. This was Gregory Sylvain’s first IfmA event as regional sales manager, security services for Day & Zimmermann. With corporate offices in Philadelphia, penn. and Europe, greg’s work brings him to several of the regional offices that are part of the network of 1,100 individual offices. while networking, Kevin fachetti of foxrock properties told me about his commercial project in weymouth now under construction. we hope to feature the project in a future issue. Continued on page 37

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wessling Architects creates a ‘center of manufacturing Excellence’ Quincy, mA – wessling Architects has announced the completion of a new medical device manufacturing plant in coyol, costa Rica. Dedicated on June 9, 2009, the project was a collaboration between wessling Architects (wA), Vanderweil Engineers (RgV), Boston Industrial consulting (BIc), Turner, and Boston Scientific (BSCI). The scope of the project included the reprogramming, design, and interior build-out of an existing 342,000sf industrial building to create a “center of manufacturing Excellence.” The existing building was designed by the Costa Rican architectural firm of ossenbach pendones & Bonilla (opB). During construction of the building’s shell and core, wA provided architectural peer review services on behalf of BScI. As the building took shape, BScI decided to change the type of manufacturing that would be conducted there. This meant that the interior of the building and how it functioned would need to be reprogrammed and re-designed. The building’s programming and schematic design was started in late 2006 and continued through 2007. During this time the basic manufacturing clean room layouts, their direct support spaces, building circulation, and the integration of employee support spaces were completed. These areas were of primary concern to BScI for two reasons. It was critical that the plant be certified, on-line, and producing product by a specific date. The facility had to be designed with growth potential in

The interior of the new medical device manufacturing plant was reprogrammed and re-designed. mind to meet the future anticipated expansion of BScI’s operations. Design development and the production of construction documents came next. During design development key decisions were made to use a prefabricated modular clean room system, and a demountable office wall/cubicle system to maximize the flexibility of the building’s interior spaces. The final planning of the employee support spaces and services (restrooms, locker rooms, cafeteria, etc.) was also completed, with emphasis on future growth. Additionally, WA selected all interior finishes, furniture, and fixtures used throughout the building. The construction documents were completed, remarkably, a full six months

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Suffolk wins Submarine Base project groton, cT - Suffolk construction company, Inc. of Boston was awarded a federal government design-build project for the Navy—an $8 million contract for a new waterfront operations Small craft facility at the Naval Submarine Base New london in groton. Suffolk is partnering with AEcom to construct the 13,498sf facility, which will consolidate port operations activities into one central building. The facility will include administrative space, classrooms, two high bays for boat maintenance and a painting booth.

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Industrial Site converted to School Rf walsh pm - Designed by Regent Boston, mA - Education leaders, city and state officials and Worcester Mayor Konstantina lukes gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Abby Kelley foster charter public high School building and athletic fields. RF Walsh Collaborative partners was the project management firm on the $17 million project and a critical member of the development team that helped transform the worcester industrial site to a state-of-the-art academic institution. The new building, designed by Regent Associates, enables the Abby Kelley foster charter public School to provide additional advantages to students, including high school sports, onsite prepared meals instead of prepackaged food, and a fully equipped concert hall for musical performances and school plays. New features include a kitchen, gymnasium, fitness center, 440-seat auditorium, enhanced science and laboratory space, educational common areas and other academic and administration space. The green turf athletic fields include space for soccer, baseball, lacrosse and field hockey, along with exercise stations for faculty and a playground for the elementary school. “In terms of the wealth of new opportunities created for our students this project has exceeded beyond our expectations,” said Kathleen greenwood, executive director of the Abby Kelley foster charter

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public High School after renovation public School. “It was a complex project that to be completed on time and on budget required endless dedication, creativity and hard work by so many people, and we are thankful for the commitment of Rf walsh collaborative partners and the rest of our design, construction and consulting team.” Transforming the former manufacturing facility required a variety of steps, and took about two years from initial planning and design to construction and completion. Rf walsh collaborative partners worked with the development team to remove unsuitable soils and three under-

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ground storage tanks filled with cleaning solvents and soap, which were found at the start of construction. The site also contained a recreational firing range in the basement with large amounts of lead and a utility tunnel and pump room with exposed asbestos – all of which had to be removed. Another challenge was the discovery of an

Asian longhorn Beatle infestation across the street, which required the chipping of significant amounts of vegetation before removal. To save money, soil exportation was also minimized and dirt relocated to other parts of the site. “Throughout the process we worked closely with the entire project team,” said Jack hobbs, president and cEo of Rf walsh collaborative partners. “from an efficient energy system to a modern auditorium and Bluetooth SmART Boards, the Abby Kelley foster charter public high School features advanced technology to enhance the learning process. we are proud to have been an integral part of the transformation of an unused industrial site into a thriving state-of-the -art academic facility that will improve the lives of students for years to come.”

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Constant Contact Phase I Complete JC&A, Visnick & Caulfield, WB Engineers and Boston Properties Collaborate

furniture occupants to benefit from the natural light emitted from the perimeter windows. In addition, many of the existing partitions for these offices were salvaged to reduce waste and the volume of new materials that had to be brought on-site. Several challenges faced the project team throughout construction. Since this was a fully occupied building, existing tenants could not be disturbed above, below or on either side of the construction area. Noise and common area cleanliness were top of mind and were kept at acceptable standards during all normal working hours. Loading and unloading hours were also limited to early mornings, and with little staging room for materials on-site, close coordination of subcontractor movement was necessary throughout the duration of the project. The project team is currently under way with Phase 2 of the project, which consists of a “great room” for large training events, complete with a kitchen and pantry and recycling station. Many of the existing partitions were salvaged to reduce waste.

Waltham, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) recently completed Phase 1 of a challenging 85,000sf renovation for Constant Contact in Waltham. Constant Contact, an email marketing solutions for small companies, was in need of more commercial office space in order to train and house its expanding workforce. Working collaboratively with Visnick & Caulfield, WB Engineers and Boston Properties, J. Calnan & Associates constructed a new network operations center complete with projectors and fully integrated A/V systems as well as a media room for online podcasts. The new layout allows the systems

The MBL’s Loeb Laboratory. Photo by Beth Ready.

Shawmut Renovates MBL’s Loeb Lab Woods Hole, MA - Shawmut Design and Construction, in collaboration with architect Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, has begun work on a $25 million renovation of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL’s) central research training facility, the Loeb Laboratory. The project, based on MBL’s campus in Woods Hole, will transform the cornerstone of the MBL’s world-famous life sciences training programs into a state-ofthe-art facility that will serve as a national resource for science training and discovery. The 13-month project will complete-

ly gut the building’s 68,000sf interior, leaving only the exterior walls and floor plates in place, to create a thoroughly modern facility. The new facility will feature laboratories, offices, and support spaces as well as a rooftop mechanical room to house new equipment, and includes all new mechanical and life safety systems, a new roof, elevator upgrades and new entrances. The project will allow the MBL to bring all of its research-training programs into the building and create spaces designed for each discipline.

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Pleon Yacht Club Renovated

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Siemasko + Verbridge, Windover Collaborate Last month the Pleon Yacht club article was published with the incorrect photos. Our apologies. Here is the article with the correct photos. Editors Marblehead, MA - The Pleon Yacht Club located in Marblehead recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated facility. Built in 1950, the Pleon Yacht Club turned to the Beverly design firm Siemasko + Verbridge to help accommodate the growing needs of its members. Founded in 1887 by four youngsters whose boats were too small and finances too meager, Pleon Yacht Club is the oldest junior yacht club in the United States and has for many years been the cornerstone of junior sailing in Marblehead and the North Shore communities. The need was great to make the site and facility durable, easily maintainable, safe, flexible and accessible. Siemasko + Verbridge, in collaboration with Windover Development LLC, developed and execut-

ed these design goals and made them a reality for all those associated with the club. Key design features are the garage doors, which open up inside to the outside; a pilot house that serves as control central for the director of Pleon, with views up and down

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Norwalk , CT –The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) for the City of Norwalk held a groundbreaking ceremony for its $37 million – Phase 1 upgrade to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in October. When fully completed, the Norwalk WPCF will be a leader in the State of Connecticut’s goal of improving the quality of Long Island Sound through the substantial reduction in the discharge of harmful nutrients and improved water quality. Collectively referred to as the plant’s “headworks,” this phase includes main lift pumping and grit and screens removal to treat a peak flow of up to 90 million gallons per day. A major highlight of the project will be the construction of a 25-foot+ deep structure supported by hundreds of concrete piles in complex soil conditions. The project also includes a number of green initiatives including premium efficiency motors, high efficiency fluorescent lighting, a building structure that will meet or exceed the current insulation requirements set forth by the Connecticut State Building Code, and an innovative “Solarwall” that will use solar energy to reduce the building’s heating requirements. The project has been a collaborative effort through the design process and After renovations will continue through construction. Gilbane masts, sails and kids gear; and an open Building Company of Glastonbury is providthe harbor; organized stor- lower level area ideal for simple boat re- ing construction management services, and age and lockers for rudders, pairs and tools. Camp Dresser & McKee is the engineer.

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corrections center groundbreaking North Branch cmA Designed by Sheerr mccrystal palson Unity, Nh - North Branch construction, Inc., acting construction manager agent (cmA), broke ground for phase II of construction at the Sullivan county community corrections center. phase II of the project will add approximately 20,000sf to the existing jail facility. The expansion, designed by Sheerr mccrystal palson of New london, N.h., will bring prisoners closer to release, featuring programs for in-treatment and work release. The wood-framed, one- and twostory addition will also include approximately 70 additional beds. phase II will be completed in mid-2010. As cmA, North Branch construction is supervising five pre-qualified prime


Ground breaking for Phase II at the Sullivan County Corrections Center. contractors. The site/concrete prime contract for phase II has been awarded. phase I, renovations and upgrades to the existing facility, which is about 80% complete, began in late June 2009 and will be completed by year-end.

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New Bedford, mA - Bufftree Building company is in the process of converting the former Sweater mill/carriage house at 280 North Street in New Bedford into the Sean Brooke house that will become home for male and female veterans in need. The house was named for Sean Brooke, who served as a combat medic in Iraq. Expected to be ready for occupancy in spring 2010, the ADA-accessible facility will include 19 one-bedroom apartments plus an addition with a new elevator, entrance vestibule and access

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stairs to the upper and lower levels. Each level will have a laundry room and utility room for the convenience of the veterans. “As this is an old building undergoing a complete renovation, it may pose some challenges,” said Bufftree Building company project manager Stanley p. cieplik. “The architects have done a great job on the design.” The architect is Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & werenfels Architects of providence, R.I.

cannon launches consulting Services Boston, mA - cannon Design has launched its new Building Systems commissioning consulting Services program. This comprehensive and systematic process offers important quality assurance benefits for building owners, as they validate how the many requirements during design, construction, acceptance and project turnover are being met. In addition, with rising energy costs, professional engineering and analysis during the design and construction phases, reduces energy use and the buildings’ impact on the environment. “we continue to deepen our commitment to sustainability by expanding our services to include building commissioning,” notes John Swift, pE, lEED, principal and engineering design leader with cannon Design. “for decades, we have designed buildings with the potential to be energy efficient, but they were often not operated most efficiently by the building owners. Now we have the capability to provide hands-on expertise that ensures that the buildings actually operate to expectations, while providing a healthy and comfortable environment.” The commissioning services offered

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Jc&A Among Top contributors Quincy, mA - for the third consecutive year, J. calnan & Associates, Inc. ranked among the top corporate charitable givers in massachusetts according to a recent report by the Boston Business Journal. The company was recognized for its charitable giving and for the contributions made by J. calnan & Associates’ employees and ranked #3 overall for average per employee volunteer hours. “As business leaders it is important

to give back to the communities in which we work and live in positive ways,” said Jay calnan, president of J. calnan & Associates. “As with many of the firms recognized at the Summit, philanthropy is part of our company culture at Jc&A and we will continue to do what we can to make a difference. J. calnan and Associates is proud to be listed among such successful and socially responsible companies.”

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The Shops at Quonset point Integrated Bldrs cm / Bergmeyer Architect North Kingston, RI - Integrated Builders recently completed the site work for the 25-acre The Shops at Quonset point in North Kingston and built the 80,000sf outside Air center. In addition, Integrated Builders completed tenant fit-ups for Super Cuts and hollywood Nails at the mixed-use office and retail complex, whose first phase development was recently completed. As part of an $80 million master development plan, The Shops at Quonset point is being developed by New Boston fund’s Urban Strategy America fund. The first phase of the project consisted of 200,000sf of space, including 160,000sf of retail and 40,000sf of office space. Integrated Builders was responsible for all site development, utility infrastructure, Kohl’s pad and utilities and con-

struction of the outside Air center, which included a shell for a 25,000sf Dave’s marketplace grocery store. The entire development, when completed, is expected to have a limited-service hotel, a visitor’s center, drug store, coffee shop, restaurants, a bank, small shops, and two anchor stores. The design incorporates innovative, sustainable elements such as use of recycled materials, and other environmentally friendly strategies. Architect for the project was Bostonbased Bergmeyer Associates, Inc. other members of the project team included civil engineer: Vanasse hangen Brustlin, Inc. of providence, R.I.; structural engineer: oDEh Engineers, Inc. of North providence, R.I., and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer: lexington, mass.based AhA consulting Engineers, Inc.

Stephen Stimson Designs gateway park Boston, mA - A design team has been selected to renovate mary Soo hoo park, also known as chinatown gateway park. The design team, Stephen Stimson Associates of Boston and falmouth was awarded a $50,000 design services contract at the BRA’s board of directors meeting. The BRA will now host three public meetings to finalize the design with the community before the work begins. The mass. Turnpike Authority, which owns the land, has committed $160,000 toward the cost of the renovations. The purpose of the design services is to update the park’s amenities and play space – specifically addressing the site design issues of accessibil-

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New healthcare projects

• Hawthorn Services Addition, Ware, mA project Type: cultural/Social, hospitals/clinics Value: $.500 million 40 chestnut Street, ware, mA plans call for the construction of a 1,200-square-foot addition to the facilities of hawthorn Services, an adult day care. october 13, 2009 The ware planning Board held an initial hearing on the proposal on 10/7/09, and continued it to its 10/21/09 meeting. Continued on page 20

Acella celebrates Briarcliffe opening Vision 3 Architects Johnston, RI.—A reception and ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to celebrate the completion of Briarcliffe gardens Assisted living, in Johnston. The new 19,550sf, $4.6 million, 43-bed facility will serve early stage Alzheimer and dementia residents. It includes a therapeutic period diner, a media room themed to simulate a movie theatre and a day spa, in addition to many other specially designed features which enhance the quality of life of the residents. This project is the first of several in the development of the Briarcliffe campus. Acella construction also performed

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pre-construction services for this project, which broke ground in November 2008. Briarcliffe’s current facility is an elegant, privately owned, 122-bed nursing and re-

habilitation center set on 28 acres of beautiful, wooded land in Johnston, just moments from providence. This new addition, which is located directly beside the current facility, will allow Briarcliffe to greatly expand the services it currently offers and create a model, unique, safe and caring environment for those afflicted by Alzheimer’s. The project was designed by Vision 3 Architects in providence.

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• Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp., Natick, mA Value: $5 million construction could begin in spring 2010. Est. end date by the end of 2010. plans call for a two-story, nearly 10,000sf expansion of the mary Ann morse Nursing and Rehabilitation center. The added space will accommodate the Alzheimer’s-dementia and short-term units. owner: lisa Kubiak, Executive Director mary Ann morse Nursing & Rehabilitation center 45 Union Street, Natick, mA ph: 508-650-9003 http://www.maryannmorse.net


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Admiral construction corporation completes geriatric psychiatric Unit for caritas St. Elizabeth’s medical center


oston, mA - St. Elizabeth’s medical center, a caritas family hospital, is a 317-bed tertiary care hospital located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. In the fall of 2009, St. Elizabeth’s medical center completed development of Brighton’s only geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit. The development of the unit was based on the hospital’s strategic plans. The need to better serve the elderly in its community is critical based on population growth trends in St. Elizabeth’s service areas. As an example, in 2009, 45% of the population is age 64 and older; however, that number is expected to increase to 50% by 2014. To best treat this patient population, St. Elizabeth’s recognized that its existing facility was not optimal. This special population of patients was being treated in its general inpatient psychiatric unit. A combination of medical and psychiatric conditions can make the evaluation, care and treatment of older individuals challenging, and studies show that one in five older adults in the United States will experience a psychiatric disorder. fortunately, most emotional illness in older adults is treatable and, in the proper environment, health care professionals can better evaluate and treat both the physical and psychological factors that affect elders.

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is Brighton’s only geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit. The new unit offers comprehensive and dignified inpatient treatment in a newly renovated, safe and comfortable environment. The first of its kind in the community, the new 16-bed unit brings together psychiatrists, medical specialists;

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evaluation and management; medication adjustments; occupational therapy; nutritional consultation; individual and group therapy; patient and family education; and discharge and aftercare planning. Continued on page 18


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to execute a design/build project of this magnitude within what appeared to be an insurmountable time line.” A collaborative team effort delivered this project three days ahead of schedule and under budget. The design team included Steffian Bradley Architects and Thompson Consultants Inc. Admiral Construction Corporation has been specializing in healthcare renovations for over 30 years, and its employees have been certified in healthcare construction by the American Society of Health Care Engineering, which is recognized and affiliated with the American Hospital Association.

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healthy outlook for hospital projects Taking the pulse of healthcare construction work

The following are excerpts from an article included in “The Pipeline,” published by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Greater Boston and United Association Plumbers and Gasfitters Boston Local 12. espite the economic woes that have stalled development in other sectors, the healthcare industry is moving forward with building, expansion, and renovation plans and keeping many local 12 plumbers and phcc contractors busy. called the Building for the Third century, the massachusetts general hospital’s (mgh) new 13-story, 530,000sf clinical facility main campus in Boston is scheduled to be completed in 2011, which also marks the 200th anniversary of the acclaimed hospital. Its services will include 29 new operating rooms and five floors of inpatient rooms. The construction schedule calls for simultaneously building three levels below grade and 10 floors above grade. J.c. cannistraro, of Boston, is handling the project’s plumbing and hVAc. “It’s a building of the future,” says John cannistraro, Jr., president of the company. The mgh facility will adhere to green-friendly lEEDS gold sustainability standards. Referring to amenities such as the atrium and gardens planned for the facility’s common areas, cannistraro notes that the building is designed for the wellbeing of patients’ families as much as for


patients themselves. “In some ways, it will be as elegant as a five-star hotel,” he adds. The $600-million facility will require 1,200 plumbing fixtures, 3,000 medical gas outlets, 200,000 linear feet of piping, and a 50,000sf mechanical room. much of the work will be pre-fabricated at cannistraro’s watertown plant. J.c. cannistraro recently completed another project for partners healthcare, the umbrella organization that includes mgh, in Danvers. called mass general/ North Shore center for outpatient care, the new cutting-edge facility includes the latest diagnostic equipment as well as eight operating rooms for outpatient surgery, a heart center, and a cancer center among its services. It also features a unique healing garden. A partnership between mgh and North Shore medical center (which includes Salem hospital and lynn’s Union hospital), the Danvers project represents a growing trend of Boston hospitals migrating to the suburbs. Elsewhere on the North Shore, E.m. Duggan of canton is working on 65,000sf addition to the lahey clinic medical center in peabody, which will include a spine center, pain center, and sleep disorders center as well as expanded space for primary care suites and new patient rooms. once the addition is complete, lahey will be able to move patients and services into the new facility so that it can begin upgrades on the existing building. J.c. higgins, of

Stoughton, will handle the plumbing work for lahey’s renovation plans. Boston hospitals have set their sights south of the city as well. for example, the Dana-farber/Brigham and women’s cancer center, which will be in partnership with South Shore hospital, is under construction in South weymouth. The new facility, which is scheduled to open in fall 2009, will include medical oncology offices, diagnostic imaging, linear accelerators, and chemotherapy infusion areas. phcc of greater Boston contractor commonwealth plumbing corp. is handling the work. commonwealth is also working on an expansion at Beth Israel Deaconess hospital-Needham. The former glover community hospital is getting a 37,000sf addition that will include 20 new patient rooms, an mRI suite, and a new emergency room. Not all hospital construction is taking place outside the city. In addition to the new mgh building, Dana-farber is building the 14-story Yawkey center for cancer care at its Boston campus on Brookline Avenue. Scheduled to open in 2011, the facility will feature 275,000sf of clinical space. J.c. higgins is handling the plumbing and hVAc for the project. other healthcare projects in the pipeline include a new ambulatory care facility, budgeted at more than $100 million, at lowell general hospital as well as a new building for Saints memorial medical center, also in lowell.

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The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2011 and will be a LEED Silver certified building as defined by the requirements of the United States Green Building Council. The existing police headquarters building will remain in place until renovation of the town hall and construction of the new police headquarters addition (including a new communication system) are complete. After the Hamden Police Department moves into its new headquarters, the existing police buildings will be demolished. The last project phase will include construction of the parking structure and final sitework. The architect is Bianco Giolitto Weston Architects, Frank Fazekas is the project manager, Mark Moran is the superintendent and Jace Colaneri is the assistant project manager.

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

HMFH Completes Phase I of MET Newport, RI - HMFH Architects announced the completion of a study of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (MET) School expansion in Newport. HMFH Architects was selected in conjunction with Dr. Frank Locker, AIA to undertake a feasibility study (including site research, programming, and schematic design) for the newest branch of the MET School. The MET is a state-funded, public school serving more than 700 high school students on six campuses in Rhode Island. Dr. Locker is a Recognized Educational Facilities Planner (REFP) with an international consulting practice devoted to school planning. The highly personalized learning experience for MET students is characterized by a combination of in-school project-based activities and out-of-school internships, together with on-going mentoring. The challenge to HMFH and Locker was to create facilities that will support this individualized, activity-based learning experience. “MET students are fully engaged in their environment,” said Laura Wernick, AIA, REFP, LEED AP, senior principal at HMFH Architects. “Green design was a natural adjunct to this kind of experiential learning. As part of the study, our team examined the feasibility of a NetZero facility and considered wind or solar power for energy production and other green tech-

Rendering of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center School expansion courtesy of HMFH Architects nologies such as the use of biomass and passive solar heating.” The school was interested in minimizing the carbon footprint of the new construction through both high efficiency systems and controls and application of renewable energy systems. In addition, one of the sites being considered involved the reuse of portions of an existing community center, adding another level of complexity to the planning process. After an intensive visioning and

programming experience involving staff, students, and parents, a concept for their new home evolved. With small group learning spaces and offices scattered around the periphery, the heart of the new school will be a Commons for eating, meeting, presentation, and performance and an adjacent Quantitative Reasoning Room (QR) for science, math, engineering, and art-based activities. With a garage door opening to the exterior, the QR will house projects ranging from en-

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Payette Breaks Ground at University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI – Payette announced the groundbreaking of a new 140,000sf building for the College of Pharmacy at the Kingston campus at the University of Rhode Island (URI). The certified LEED Silver building is the second major component of the URI Health Life Sciences District on the North Kingston campus. Payette also designed the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, which opened in January of this year. Both proj-

ects include state-of-the-art teaching and research labs and business incubator space, reflecting the strong public-private partnership character of the school’s mission. The buildings are part of the University’s larger plan to create a science and technology hub that prepares students for careers in the life sciences industry and fosters biotechnology development in the Rhode Island economy. Designed to include three distinct and connected neighborhoods or social

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centers, the south-facing building faces a relocated Medicinal Garden. Each of these neighborhoods is a two-story space that interconnects the building’s four aboveground floors. The garden features an educational display of medicinal plants, herbs and spices and also functions as a conservatory source of standard specimens. “URI’s Pharmacy program is one of the top programs in the country,” said Todd Sloane, AIA, associate principal at Payette. “The new building showcases studentcentered learning, and combined with the

recently opened Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, creates a magnet for biotechnology research and development in Rhode Island.” The project team includes R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering; Odeh Engineers, structural engineering; Pare Corporation, civil and geotechnical engineering; Carol R. Johnson Associates, landscape architecture; and CCR Pyramid, tel/com and security.

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Wheeler School Holds Topping Off Shawmut Design CM - Ed Wojcik Architect

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Riverview School Under Construction Siemasko + Verbridge Architects - Acella GC East Sandwich, MA - Siemasko + Verbridge provided architectural, interior and landscape design services for Riverview School’s new Student Center currently under construction in East Sandwich. Riverview School is an independent coeducational residential school, providing a caring community for adolescents and young adults with complex language, learning and cognitive disabilities. The design plans include a 325-seat auditorium; a multi-purpose lobby, includ-

ing a cafe and gallery area; admissions and operations offices; and new classrooms for the arts. The design is inspired by the overriding goal that each student be able to reach their full potential in a safe environment. Siemasko + Verbridge’s design invites a sense of community into the life of the school and creates a welcoming presence for both students and prospective families. Acella Construction Corporation of Norwell is the GC on this project.

Providence, RI Shawmut Design and Construction held a topping off ceremony in September on the campus of the Wheeler School in Providence to celebrate the completion of the structural frame of the Hamilton School addition. The Hamilton School Renovation and Addition project involves the renovation of an occupied 7,600sf, two-story wood-framed schoolhouse and the creation of a 10,800sf addition. The project architect is Ed Wojcik Architect and the structural engineer is ODEH Engineers, both of Providence. The project, which is being completed on a 15-month, three-phase schedule, has roughly reached the half-way point of construction. At the topping off ceremony, students from the Wheeler School signed a structural steel beam and watched as it was hoisted into place on top of the steel frame of the Hamilton School addition Construction Labor Support company, New England’s premier source for high-caliber craftsmen in all trades.


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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

North Branch cm for New School Banwell Architects Designers New london, Nh - North Branch construction, Inc. of concord has been awarded a construction management contract to build the new windy hill School on the campus of colby Sawyer college in New london. The windy hill program at colby Sawyer is a college-community partnership providing families of the area with daycare, kindergarten and after-school programs serviced by the students and faculty of the Social Sciences and Education program. The new facility will bring the pro-

gram under one roof, which currently is housed in the lower levels of the Abbey and Burpee residence halls. The new windy hill School will feature classrooms with built-in kitchens and computer work areas, seminar rooms, two technology-enabled “smart” classrooms for child development classes, an early childhood curriculum laboratory and resource library along with faculty offices. Banwell Architects of lebanon are providing the design for the new school, which will be completed in the spring of 2010.

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laconia, Nh - ARc/Architectural Resources cambridge, Rist-frost-Shumway/RfS Engineering, and harvey construction corporation of Nh announced the completion of a new 118,000sf building for laconia memorial middle School in laconia, N.h. The three-story building includes classrooms, administrative spaces, a library/media center, cafeteria and kitchen as well as a gymnasium and multipurpose room. The new building serves grades six through eight and will accommodate up to 750 students. The new building replaced an existing 1961 facility on the same site.

“We just completed the final phase of the project. phasing of demolition and new construction was required in order for the school to remain occupied during the construction process,” said henry S. Reeder, fAIA, principal-in-charge of the project at ARc. “The project was designed to be a sustainable or ‘green’ building in accordance with the New England collaborative for high performance Schools.” harvey construction company served as general contractor for the project. RfS served as the mEp, Structural and civil Engineer.

medford, mA - Bowdoin construction of Needham heights recently completed the renovation of Tufts University’s cousens gymnasium. The project, designed by moser pilon Nelson Architects, encompassed the rotation of the basketball court and bleachers, as well as the addition of a new exterior handicapped ramp at the main entrance to the gym. The primary purpose of the renovation was to rotate the existing court 90 degrees in order to meet the NcAA’s required dimensions for tournament play. This required the complete demolition and

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High-Profile Feature: Rhino Public Relations

pR Key to Successful Business Development


ublic relations should take the chill out of business development and sales, says Susan Shelby, cpSm, founder and principal of Rhino public Relations. After starting her career as a door-to-door salesperson, Shelby knows the hurdle of turning a closed door into an opportunity. Successful pR can create an environment in which no new business meeting is truly “cold” by raising the visibility of a company and its offerings. Rhino PR is now in its fifth year, and clients rave about the measurable results that public relations has brought to their bottom line. with a stable of clients that span the A/E/c spectrum – including real estate development, architecture, engineering, acoustical consulting and furniture – each company has success stories of how pR has helped achieve their business development goals. Daniel o’Neill, president of engineering firm Applied Risk Management, describes his company’s recent success story: “In four months time, I was quoted in six separate national articles as a security expert, and I also spoke at a multitude of events in the Boston area. As a result, our book launch was a success with more than 61,000 books being distributed to our target audience.” The targeted book launch for Applied Risk management is just one example of

who recognizes the value of team of communications professionals investing in pR even when with deep experience in pR and marketing industry-wide revenues are within the A/E/c industry, Rhino pR helps down. its clients achieve their marketing and promore than many other motional goals as an extension of their incommunications vehicles, house marketing staff – and in some cases public relations carries with to the extent of serving as the client’s exit the third-party validation ternal marketing department. of the media. Using local, “Being a start-up, we needed help national and industry trade with everything from our web site to our publications – both in print RFP proposals, from project profiles to getand electronically – to edu- ting published. Susan Shelby has become cate and inform potential an indispensable advisor for our managel-r- Kelly Cohane, GEI Consultants; Susan Shelby, Rhino clients is a proven step to ment team,” said Ken patrick, president of PR; Chris Stockwell, GEI Consultants; and Jen Shelby, building a successful brand office furniture dealer Environments at Rhino PR and driving continued sales Work. the kind of results that targeted, strategic Whether for a start-up office furnigrowth. public relations can produce. Rhino pR has “Susan is an expert at developing ture dealer like Environments at work, or also worked with its clients to change brand and nurturing relationships,” said michelle a 40-year old engineering firm like GEI identity, raise awareness of a company’s hillman, a reporter for the Boston Business Consultants, Inc. with more than 25,000 competitive differentiators, increase name Journal. “A natural networker, she knows projects completed in over 20 countries, recognition in the marketplace, promote how to connect clients with valuable busi- the starting point for every successful pR a niche expertise, target specific markets, and recruit talented staff. “In 2009 alone, Rhino PR has helped HMFH Architects gar“In 2009 alone, Rhino pR has helped ner more than 130 local, regional and national press placements, HMFH Architects garner more than 130 contributing to the firm’s increased exposure and visibility at local, regional and national press placeexactly the time when every advantage is important to marketing ments, contributing to the firm’s increased in a down economy.” exposure and visibility at exactly the time –George Metzger, HMFM president when every advantage is important to marketing in a down economy.” These are the words of hmfh Ar- ness opportunities. As a reporter who or marketing program is understanding chitects president george metzger, AIA, worked with Susan on many occasions the client’s business and knowing what over several years, I especially appreciated sets them apart from their competition. In her soft-sell manner and ability to deliver 2008, Rhino pR conducted a full market on a promised story or contact.” analysis of gEI’s competition in all geoAs a company grows and changes, graphic regions and practice areas and deso do its public relations goals. when ar- termined that similarly sized competitors chitecture firm Margulies Perruzzi Ar- did not focus considerable energy on pubchitects (mpA) (formerly margulies & lic relations. 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November, 2009


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

The Kaydon group News Taunton, mA - The Kaydon group of companies earned the rank of 172/500 in the 2009 Inc. 500 annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The Kaydon group is comprised of three divisions, including florence Electric llc, Taunton; Kaydon Integrated Technologies, Taunton; and consolidated Electric llc, merrimack, N.h. Individually, each division has its own technical expertise. Eli florence, cEo of the Kaydon group, said, “when I built this company,

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Nitsch Eng. celebrates 20 Years Boston, mA – Nitsch Engineering celebrated its 20th anniversary on September 15. over the course of the next year Nitsch will continue to celebrate the milestone anniversary by honoring its mantra, “Building better communities with you.” The company will host or participate in a series of events that help improve its communities. Since the company’s founding in 1989, Nitsch Engineering has grown from a one-person civil engineering company into the largest women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) civil engineering firm in Massachusetts. In addition, the company has expanded to provide land surveying, transportation engineering, sustainable site consulting, geographic Information Systems (gIS), and planning services. president and founder Judith Nitsch, pE, lEED Ap, commented, “when I started Nitsch Engineering in 1989 – in the midst of another recession – many people didn’t think that a company like ours would flourish. But we’ve been able to grow into a successful, respected company with projects in 17 states and five countries.”

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High-Profile Feature: 225 Franklin St., 100 High St., One Post Office Square

Shawmut completes Three Renovations


oston, mA—Shawmut Design and construction recently completed three commercial lobby renovation/expansions in downtown Boston for Equity Office Properties located at One Post Office Square, 225 Franklin Street, and 100 high St. The three buildings received significant facelifts and infrastructure upgrades, all while remaining open and operational during construction. The projects were all designed by Boston-based architects cBT Architects. All three buildings utilized pilkington glass curtain wall systems turning the façades into vast expanses of glass spanning multiple floors. Other design elements common to the three Class A office building lobbies is the use of lustrous marble for

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100 High St. lobby renovation flooring and walls, grand columns soaring as high as two and three stories, and exotic millwork accenting the modern spaces. Infrastructure upgrades were necessary in all three cases to accommodate the expansions. New m/E/p systems, elevator cab upgrades, and security systems were completed to bring the lobbies up to

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November, 2009


High-Profile Feature: 225 Franklin St., 100 High St., One Post Office Square Project Team for One Post Office Square

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fort had to be considered along with the building tenants.’ A wall separating the lobby from the hotel was erected to diminish dust and noise. Regular communication between Shawmut and the hotel kept the team informed of any guest complaints related to the construction. And the most disruptive work was scheduled during times when the hotel was not expecting heavy occupancy. At 225 franklin Street, in addition to the 16,000sf lobby renovation and expansion, which the team finished almost a month ahead of schedule, an all-glass jewel-box pavilion was created to provide conference space on the fifth floor. Extensive M/E/P system upgrades and reconfigurations were required. Turned over five days ahead of schedule, the pavilion transformed

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High-Profile Feature: First Baptist Church

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oston - mA - on a bitter, cold evening in January 2005, a fire broke out in the furnace of the historic first Baptist church in Jamaica plain. It quickly spread up the walls to the roof. Despite the heroic efforts of Boston firefighters, the building was destroyed. All that remained of the pre-civil war church building was the exterior walls and steeple tower, which were constructed of rock, the charred timbers, some pews, and an E.&g.g. hook organ ruined beyond rec ognition. fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze. The shocking loss of this landmark

structure in the heart of Jamaica plain led to a tremendous outpouring of concern from people throughout the country. A stream of volunteered support from individuals and other churches around the country began almost immediately after the fire. Early donations totaled more than $200,000, allowing the first Baptist church to continue operating, clear the debris from the fire, and prepare for rebuilding. The church retained the services of the Office of Michael Rosenfeld, Architect, and marc Truant & Associates, Inc., construction managers, to rebuild the facility. A plan of carefully phased reconstruction that reinforced the church’s goals and inclusive mission was adopted. This plan, which supports the church’s focus on social, educational, and community programs, will follow the same footprint, height, and design of the original building and will be carried out in two phases of construction. phase 1 will focus on replacing the infrastructure of the entire First Baptist Church under construction building and completing the main floor, ac-

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cessible at ground level, which features highly flexible spaces that will support a variety of programs and activities. This phase, which will be completed early in 2010, includes: • Reinforcement of the foundation, a new structural steel frame, concrete floor slabs and reconstruction of the roof, water-damaged walls, windows, and entrances. • Finishing the ground floor (7,000sf) which will provide a meeting hall seating 200 people, lobby, classrooms, offices, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. • New building systems including plumbing, fire protection, heating, ventilation, and electrical for the entire facility. • Furnishings and landscaping. phase 2 will be undertakAll that remained of the historic church building was en by the church at a later point the exterior walls and steeple tower after the fire in in time and will entail finishing January. the second floor of the building. This work will include a 300munity through activities such as: a food seat sanctuary that will be used for church pantry and soup kitchen, senior center, services as well as community activities language classes, art and music festivals, such as lectures and concerts. a community accessible computer lab, and The upper floor will also feature a after school programs for youth. multipurpose classroom and an elevator “The first Baptist church has been making it fully accessible from the ground serving the community for 150 years. It is level. In addition, a historic 1872 E.&g.g. part of Jamaica plain’s heritage, and the hook and hastings organ, acquired from congregation’s commitment to social justhe mount moriah Baptist church in New tice work provides a great contribution to York city, will be restored and installed in the community,” said Rep. Jeffrey Santhe sanctuary. chez, massachusetts house of RepresentaThe first Baptist church sponsors tives. programs that range from arts and crafts The design and construction team and Spanish language classes for children met the challenges of a limited budget, a to movie showings that reflect on social constrained site (additionally restricted by justice themes. The church also offers sup- the temporary shoring required to prop up port to local organizations that promote the remaining, original wall sections) and fair trade, care for seniors, and provide the difficulty of marrying a new facility to new opportunities for women fleeing do- a weakened 150-year-old structure with mestic abuse. It is actively involved in creativity and determination in a collabmany neighborhood activities, such as art orative effort. The restored building will and cultural events, music festivals, and preserve the historic character of the origithe local business and professional asso- nal church while providing flexible, practiciation. The new facility will support the cal, and functional space that will support church’s envisioned future that calls for a the mission of the first Baptist church for ministry of hospitality that will serve and decades to come. involve a wide cross-section of the com-

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High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

Tocci Awarded New Street Residences Designed by Khalsa Design

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BWK GC for Whipple Riverview Ipswich, MA - BWK Construction Co., Inc. served as the general contractor for the Whipple Riverview Place project in Ipswich. The project was developed by The North Shore Housing Trust and entailed the conversion of a dormant manufacturing facility into affordable housing for seniors. The building has a new elevator and is fully ADA compliant. View of the recently installed green roof The apartments are bright and spacious with large winof the renovation was the installation of a dows that overlook the river. Laundry fa- green roof, which captures rainfall via vegcilities, a community lounge and off-street etation that is planted on top of the rubber parking are also provided. roofing system, thereby minimizing runOne of the more interesting facets off.

Cambridge, MA - Tocci Building Companies announced the award of New Street Residences, designed by Khalsa Design, Inc., a flexible residential project in Cambridge. New Street Residences is a collection of adaptable homes that can react to rapid changes in the marketplace (i.e., rental vs. condo, number of bedrooms, etc.). When sold as condos, each unit can be customized to a particular resident’s lifestyle requirements. Tocci will work closely with the modular subcontractor, incorporating the collaborative concepts of IPD, as detailed here. Enhanced choice: Residents can select and customize their floor plan due to

the carefully designed flex-wall system. Other flexible options are lifestyle solutions and finish materials. Sustainable: The New Street Residences will feature third-party-certified high performance (energy efficiency, healthy interiors, minimal waste). Technology: The backbone of the residences is Web-based services. Voice over IP (voIP) and network digital TV are included in every unit, along with digital entertainment upgrade packages. New Street Residences was slated to break ground in October 1. The team has opted to leverage BIM-enabled factorybuilt modules to reduce overall construction duration, so that units are available to market July 1, 2010.

Eastview at Middlebury Gets OK Gawron Turgeon Architects Middlebury, VT - Eastview at Middlebury, a proposed new retirement community in Middlebury, received affirmation from the Vermont Supreme Court upholding the Environmental Court’s ruling that their Act 250 land use permit should stand. Eastview at Middlebury plans to build a 101-unit residential retirement community on approximately 40 acres owned by Middlebury College. The project master planned and designed by Gawron Turgeon Architects in Maine will be located adjacent to Porter Medical Center and

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High-Profile Feature: Newtown High School

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ewtown, cT - The morganti group, Inc. is currently managing the construction of a $41 million project at Newtown high School, as designed by project architect fletcher Thompson. The project broke ground in may 2009 and is slated for completion in January 2011. The project consists of a 70,000sf new addition, 15,500sf of major renovations to the existing gymnasium and 15,000sf of interior renovation. The new addition will provide supplementary educational space, including a culinary arts

program, science labs and administration space. This three-story addition will have an exterior façade covered in a glass curtain wall system. Renovations to the existing gymnasium will include removal of the roof and installation of new, curved trusses to create a larger, more attractive space. other project work includes selective renovation of portions of the existing school to tie into the new structures, a new three-story stairwell to help ease congestion and egress, a new synthetic turf football field and associ-

ated site work, as well as parking and landscaping to complement the project. “morganti is proud to be working with such a dedicated Newtown community, and we applaud the efforts of all involved in securing greater opportunities for the students of Newtown,” said Tim gunn, Vice president of operations for morganti’s Northeast Regional operations. “morganti looks forward to our continued team efforts with the Town of Newtown and the design team of fletcher Thompson, as we work towards a successful completion of the project.” About Morganti Group, Inc: Founded in 1920 in Danbury, CT,

The Morganti Group, Inc. has grown from a small, family owned general contracting firm to a major construction management firm with offices in Connecticut, New York, Houston, Florida, and North Carolina. Morganti specializes in Construction Management At Risk where they work on behalf of the owner, a methodology that virtually eliminates change orders and lawsuits at the end of projects. Some of Morganti’s core markets are Education, Aviation, and Major Governmental projects. Today, Morganti’s client base consists largely of public agencies and its headquarters remains in Danbury, CT.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

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Night Networks Continued from page 8 Recently I was at gillette Stadium’s cBS Scene for a joint meeting of AShRAE Boston (a chapter of the American Society of heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers), and the Boston and worcester chapters of AfE, two chapters Bryan Hermanny, ASHRAE Boston chapter president and Steve Nicholas, AFE chapter vice president & ASHRAE Boston chapter secretary.

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of the Association of facilities Engineers. Kevin Slein, director of operations at gillette, gave members a brief overview of the stadium’s systems, capacities, and design parameters, and members had the opportunity to walk through the tunnels of the stadium to see the boiler plant and pumps, a few air handling units, the outdoor aircooled chiller plant and emergency generator. The current president is Bryan hermanny, also of BR+A. The immediate past president and now on the board of governors, Jeffrey Schultz of BR+A invited High-Profile Monthly to participate / exhibit at the 12th Bi-Annual product Show to be held at lantana’s in Randolph, mass., on April 13, 2010. I will be sure to tell you more about this event as the time gets nearer. I also had a chance to chat with Stacie Suh of Stebbins Duffy, who is the new editor of NorthEastAire. You can find the AShARE publication, and complete information on the association online at www. ashraeboston.org.

Boston, mA - four SmmA professionals will share their expertise on panels at the 2009 Build Boston conference sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects on November 18-20 in Boston’s Seaport District. SmmA principal Richard croswell pE, lEED Ap, will speak about the “Application of the Structural Elements of chapter 34 of the 7th Edition l-r: Jean Valence, FSMPS, Hon AIA, Bob Hicks, AIA, LEED AP, Martine Dion, AIA, LEED AP, of the State Building code.” martine Dion, AIA, lEED Ap, and Richard Croswell PE, LEED AP to speak at Build Boston. SmmA Director of Sustainable Design, contributes to three panels: “Achieving Senior Associate, will serve as a panelist Sustainable Design through Early Stage Enon “how to market Yourself: Effective Reergy modeling,” “construction Recycling sumes and portfolios.” at Its Best: A collaborative Approach,” and SmmA principal Jean Valence, “Advanced Buildings: A clear path to high fSmpS, hon AIA, will discuss “Empower performance Buildings.” Your Staff to Become Ambassadors for Bob hicks, AIA, lEED Ap, SmmA Your firm.”

IRN Introduces New web Site concord, Nh. - IRN, The Recycling Network, announced a new we site, www. irnsurplus.com, dedicated to surplus property management. IRN matches corporate, educational, and medical surplus with nonprofit organizations that use the material for disaster relief and economic development. Since 2004, IRN has shipped more than 15 million pounds of furniture, equipment and supplies from more than 1,000 projects in 21 US states. The surplus was sent to some 38 charities in 20 US states and more than 45 relief zones in 20 countries on five continents. According to mark Berry, IRN’s surplus program manager, IRN’s surplus pro-

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

gateway community college project perkins + will Architect New haven, cT - The gateway community college project, scheduled for completion in 2011, will consolidate many of the programs currently housed on the long wharf and North haven campuses to their new location in downtown New haven. This new $140 million facility will significantly increase the ability of the college to accommodate growth in its enrollment, which is currently at about 11,000 students a year. The architect is perkins + will. Rob goodwin, AIA is the architectural principal and Stevanie Demko, IIDA is the interior

design principal. A glazed tower defines the main entry of this 367,000sf facility, marking a corner of one of New haven’s Nine Squares. The building culminates in a curved, multistory glass volume that houses a two-story library and makes a unique urban gesture as a gateway to the city. The sky-lit public atrium, anchored by a “learning wall” with interactive displays, is unified by stadium seating that can be used for studying, informal gathering or full school meetings. The new curriculum provides various educational programs such as math, science, language, art and music along with specialized programs in social sciences, early childhood development, engineering, computer technology, culinary arts, nursing and allied health programs. The college will also have a daycare center within the early childhood learning program as well as a continued education, small business department, community room, cafeteria and outreach programs. The facility has been developed to provide linkages to high schools and adult education centers, offering courses to increase student readiness for college. Two programs that have been very successful are Allied health and Nursing. The college’s new location is vibrant with activity and is in close proximity of local hospitals.

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EmD Serono Tops off Research facility Billerica, mA - EmD Serono, Inc., an proximately 200 scientists with expertise affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Ger- in cancer biology, cancer immunotherapy, many, marked the expansion of its research oncogene signaling, medicinal chemistry, facility in Billerica with a topping off cer- molecular modeling, protein engineering, therapeutic antibodies and manufacturing emony. “our vision is clear: to discover new cell lines across the core therapeutic areas treatments for unmet medical needs,” said of neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and fereydoun firouz, president and cEo of fertility. once complete, the new research EmD Serono, Inc. “By increasing our innovative research capabilities through this facility will accommodate over 115,000sf ambitious expansion project, EmD Serono of lab and office space, consisting of: will further strengthen its ability to drive 25,000sf of chemistry and screening labs; 25,000sf of biolosignificant sciengy and cell culture tific advances in “Our commitment to the labs; 22,000sf of neurodegenerageneral lab support tive diseases, can- growth and future of EMD space; 20,000sf of cer and fertility. Serono is steadfast, and to the life confer office and conferour commitment sciences industry as a whole in the ence rooms and to the growth and state of Massachusetts.” me 23,000sf of mefuture of EmD –Fereydoun Firouz, chanical space. In Serono is steadpresident & CEO, Serono, Inc. addition, 25,000sf fast, and to the will be the central life sciences innode space, which dustry as a whole will consist of the reception area, cafetein the state of massachusetts.” The expansion of the Billerica facil- ria/auditorium, fitness center and offices ity, announced in 2008, represents a $65 and conference rooms. In total, the commillion investment. construction of the pleted EmD Serono research facility will new 140,000sf facility is expected to be be 140,000sf. EmD Serono is currently working complete in late 2010. The new facility will support the company’s commitment to for LEED certification within the followdeveloping a state-of-the-art center of ex- ing categories: indoor environment quality, cellence focused on discovering innovative sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere and materials and resourctreatments for unmet medical needs. The new site will accommodate ap- es.

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High-Profile Cover Story: New England Conservatory Building

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oston, mA - Some of Boston’s most famous historic and stately buildings are located on the New England conservatory campus. During the past seven months, Tishman construction corporation overcame several out-of-the-ordinary challenges as it restored façades and roofs on four of the school’s historic buildings. The conservatory is the oldest independent school of music in the United States, founded in 1867. historic Jordan hall, the centerpiece of the school, and three other buildings underwent an exterior renovation managed by Tishman, which was founded in 1898 and is known for successfully managing the complexities of historic restorations, innovative approaches to building, and sustainable-building leadership. wessling Architects of Quincy is the architect for the project. The four buildings are: • Jordan Hall (290 Huntington Ave.) – This 1,013-seat hall, with extraordinary acoustics, has been central to the musical life of New England since 1903. The design and shop drawings for the building’s restoration were reviewed by the massachusetts historic commission to be sure they were in compliance with the National historic landmarks program. • 295 Huntington Ave. – This building is on the National Register of historic places. Tishman removed and replaced the slate roof, added snow rails, and removed deteriorated wooden windows and replaced

295 Huntington Ave. them with new energy-efficient, insulated erational for students and faculty while the aluminum windows with historic character. work went on. Tishman coordinated care• 241 St. Botolph Street –Tishman re- fully with the conservatory to schedule stored the original masonry and removed old day-to-day operations while the buildings wooden windows and replaced them with were used for classes and special events new energy-efficient, insulated aluminum throughout spring, summer and fall. windows with historic character. Similar to During the planning stages, which 295 huntington Ave., this building is also began in April 2009, Tishman conducted on the National Register of historic places. sound mock-ups to allow the project team to • 33 Gainsborough Street – Tishman coordinate the construction activities around repaired the original brick and stucco fa- New England conservatory’s active events çade. and recording arts schedule. This ensured To complete the project, Tishman that the sounds of construction would have managed several challenges including di- minimal impact on the musicians and daily recting the labor of 150 trades people spread life at this premiere school of music. over four buildings that had to remain opOfficials at New England Conservatory commended Tishman for a job well done. “The top quality work Tishman completed with minimal impact on school operations and with thorough commitment to safety is a testament to what this company can do,” said Tony woodcock, president of the conservatory. “we needed to protect these buildings, our most important asset, for the future as we train musicians from around the world and lead the concert life of New England. we chose Tishman because of

their depth of experience in the restoration of historic performance spaces.” one of the biggest challenges was working on buildings for which no original blueprints existed, requiring experience and knowledge on the part of Tishman and wessling to handle the unforeseeable challenges posed by the aging buildings. Another challenge was finding marble to match the original African marble columns and rosettes on Jordan hall’s façade. Tishman was responsible for finding marble with similar grain and variation of color. After months of research, Tishman and its masonry subcontractor, NER, found the closest match in marble imported from Italy. matthew wessling, senior project manager for the architect, and the massachusetts historical commission approved the marble before installation. The marble has been shipped and is now being cut and fabricated to fit the project. In addition, the top three feet of terra cotta trim, with cornices, was removed and replaced with terra cotta manufactured in california. Tishman and wessling visited the fabricator in california to verify the casting process and personally inspect the material for quality before shipment. Tishman also managed the replacement of damaged limestone, and the entire façade was cleaned to remove 100 years of grime. All of the masonry joints on the façade were either cut and repointed or given new sealants. wooden window replacement on Jordan hall was another challenge. windows located on the public façades facing huntington Avenue and gainsborough Street were restored in accordance with US Secretary of the Interiors/National parks standards, which required them to be removed, restored and reinstalled, not replaced with new. Tishman managed the windows’ removal and put up temporary sheeting to Continued on next page

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“The synergy and collaboration between Wessling Architects and Tishman Construction was a key factor in the overall success of this very complicated multiple historic building envelope restoration. Tishman’s team leadership and highly organized project approach enabled us to hit the ground running and work extremely efficiently throughout the project. Teamwork and coordination was in place every step of the way ensuring that the quality and integrity of the project was never compromised. Working with the New England Conservatory, Tishman Construction Corp., Leggatt McCall Properties, and Epsilon Associates, Inc., we secured all of the historic approvals and successfully completed the entire scope of historic restorations.” –Stephen J. Wessling. President/ CEO, Wessling Architect Continued from previous page carefully protect the interior while the windows were restored off-site. The temporary protection had to allow natural light into the interior because the rooms were used during the day. Tishman also managed the replacement of the roof with an energy-efficient white roofing system. Tishman and wessling collaborated extensively on speeding up the shop drawing approval process and seeking ways to save the conservatory time and money. All of these efforts have resulted in revitalized buildings ready for the next century. “New England conservatory wisely invested in a capital improvements program to restore these façades, replace roofs, and protect these historic buildings for years to come,” said Tom Erickson, Tishman construction Senior Vice president. “we ap-

plied our extensive knowledge of successfully managing the complexities of historic renovation in urban settings to restore these important buildings.” Tishman’s past historic renovations in the Northeast include the wang Theatre (also known as the citi performing Arts center), built in Boston in 1925, and renovation and historic rehabilitation of the portland city hall Auditorium, built in maine in 1912. Nationally, Tishman is a leader in the building of new, and restoration of historic, performance arts spaces. Tishman provided project management services for the design and construction of the Strathmore music center, a 1,976-seat world-class theatre and arts education building in montgomery county, maryland. Tishman also managed the renovation and restoration of carnegie hall in New York city, and the construction of the Judy and Arthur Zankel hall below the existing carnegie hall.

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ER construction management corporation (“NER”) was awarded the $4 million masonry restoration package for the Exterior Building Restorations project at the New England conservatory campus in Boston, massachusetts. NER’s responsibilities encompassed the restoration work at both Jordon hall, which is located at 290 huntington Avenue, and the St. Botolph Building, which is located at 241 St. Botolph Street. NER’s scope of work for these buildings included: cleaning (using EK Restoration cleaner, an environmentally safe chemical) and sealing all of the masonry; repointing of all brick, granite and limestone; and replacing the marble pendants, panels and columns with matched marble imported from Italy. NER removed Jordan halls 918 piece terra cotta cornice, had these pieces remolded and duplicated to match the existing 1903 pieces, rebuilt the cmU back-up and then installed the new terra cotta. NER also disassembled, salvaged and stored offsite the brick and granite at the piers at 241 St. Botolph Street. NER then rebuilt the piers with new brick and the salvaged granite. The project also required repair work to the brick, concrete and limestone surfaces of the buildings. This repair work involved brick crack repair and replacement, rebuilding of the parapets, removal and replacement of the loose and spalled concrete, concrete crack repair and sealing, and repairs to the s Terra Cotta that will be installed on palling limestone. 290 Huntington Ave.



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November, 2009


High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

Senior Community Nearly Complete

McArthur Home Completed

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Designed by Gawron Turgeon Architects

Billerica, MA – Construction is nearly complete for the Brightview Concord River Assisted Living Community in Billerica. The new 67,400sf community will offer assisted living and a dementia care program for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory impairment. The $11.5 million design-build project is beBrightview Concord River Assisted Living ing developed by Shelter Community entrance. Development of Baltimore, Md., and will be operated by build project remains on-target for the midBrightview Senior Living. Pro Con Inc of November completion.” The Brightview Manchester, N.H. is the architect and con- community is scheduled to open in late struction manager for the Billerica prop- November 2009. erty. Brightview Concord River will have “We are working on the interior fin- 58 assisted living apartments and 26 apartishes and the exterior landscaping,” said ments for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. the Pro Con project manager. “The designThe apartments, which are all under

Interior view of Brightview Assisted Living Community


one roof, will range in size from 300sf to 950sf and offer the residents a variety of floor plans and service options. Plans call for the community to have two elegant dining rooms, two living rooms, a large multi-purpose/ activity room, a café/bar, a beauty/ barber salon, and several other amenity spaces that will provide for a vibrant lifestyle.

Biddeford, ME - A new 20-unit lowincome elderly housing residential facility is now open at 350 Elm Street in Biddeford. Designed by award-winning Gawron Turgeon Architects, this new three-story, 23,000sf wood-framed structure emulates the existing traditional style of the neighborhood and quintessential Main Street. The central hipped roof core and large front porch identifies the “front door” to the project. The flanking two-story wings moderate the building scale by blending in with the size of the adjacent structures. Clapboard siding, nicely detailed porches, and beautifully landscaped grounds further integrate the new “home” into the neighborhood. Each of the 20 one-bedroom apartments are

625-650sf each and have a private porch. McArthur Home for Aged People’s goals of creating a safe, high quality, warm, welcoming, caring and comfortable environment have been met by the design team. Gawron Turgeon Architects provided architecture, interior design and landscape architecture services. They worked with Deluca Hoffman Engineers to assist the McArthur Home throughout the permitting process which included a contract zone to allow this density in a residential zone. Lincoln/Haney provided structural engineering, Bennett Engineering provided mechanical / electrical plumbing engineering services, and TPD Construction Co. constructed the facility.

Hamilton Completes Condo Boston, MA—The Hamilton Company announced the completion of 601 Albany Street, a 40 unit condominium development that brings rental housing to Albany Street for the first time. The new 50,000sf condominium development features 40 one-bedroom and two-bedroom condominium units, parking, and a small retail component that has been leased for medical use. “We feel that there will be strong demand first and foremost because of our location,” said Hamilton Company Chairman and CEO Harold Brown. “We are delivering the first-ever rental community to Albany Street, at a convenient location near a biomedical research and business office park in Boston’s South End.”

601 Albany Street Hamilton Company President, Carl Valeri, noted that while the Certificate of Occupancy was just issued, the building is 40% preleased. Signature Realty commenced leasing efforts just 45 days ago.

November, 2009


High-Profile Feature: The Groves in Lincoln

Delphi cm for the The groves in lincoln


incoln, mA - Delphi construction, Inc. acted as construction manager for the The groves in lincoln, a new 168-unit independent living campus on nearly 40 acres of an existing school site. Architects on the project were EgA Architects. green aspects of this project were considered throughout the planning and pre-construction stages. Reusable materials, furniture and equipment from the existing school building were removed prior to the State police utilizing the structure to perform training exercises. A nursery was created by relocating a vast array of existing plants, shrubs and trees. Dozens of apple trees were relocated to use in the re-configured acreage, hence the name “The groves” was established. prior to actual construction, Delphi has made an effort to maximize the re-use of existing on-site materials. Upon mobilization of the demolition crews, all building materials were sorted and recycled accordingly, leaving a concrete and masonry structure that was processed on-site along with several other structures for reuse as a structural fill under new building footings. In addition to the recycling and sorting of the existing school, bituminous roadways, parking lots and tennis courts were ground up into parking lot base, topsoil was screened and stockpiled, large amounts of boulders were crushed into useable roadway base and tree chippings were used to prevent erosion. Structural components were prefabricated entirely off-site in controlled environments to minimize waste. Details to wall, floor and roof assemblies utilized thermal breaks in an effort to minimize heat loss. High efficiency windows, concrete siding and composite decking are being used on the exterior. Insulation, mechanical systems and appliance selections along with the overall construction will qualify for the “energy star” rating.

Aerial view of The Groves in Lincoln as work nears completion In an effort to improve the impact on the surrounding area, The groves will have its own waste water treatment plant complete with a solar paneled pump house. Large underground infiltration basins will minimize storm overflows and erosion during heavy downpours. Town or well water will not be used for irrigation. Instead, a rainfall recovery system that will capture and store roof-collected rainwater will be installed to keep the landscape pristine.

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November, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Bangor Fire Station #6

Barr & Barr Opens Fire/EMS Station AMES Architects

angor, ME - The first Gold LEED certified building commissioned by the City of Bangor, and constructed by Barr & Barr Builders of Brunswick opened its bay doors in May. Bangor Fire Station #6 is a structure of technological advancement, energy efficiency, reduced carbon footprint, and organized workspace. Built using natural resources with sensitivity to their impact on the environment and neighborhood, the station provides ample capacity for fire/EMS equipment and comfortable accommodations for the firefighters and EMS crews. Satisfying the LEED goals of building green while creating occupant comfort and environmental energy conservation, the station is the first of its kind in the state. The LEED certified “Gold” fire station has a 4,500sf apparatus bay, with sufficient room for the 105 ft. aerial/lad-


Bangor Station #6 constructed by Barr & Barr Builders of Brunswick opened the bay doors in May of 2009. der truck, one 1,500 GPM Class A pumper, one 3,000 gallon tanker/ pumper and two ambulances. With an internal HVAC system and an external vehicle exhaust system, the air quality in the apparatus bays exceeds both ASHRAE standards and LEED target performances. Wide-span roof trusses eliminate interior columns and provide structural space for most of the piping and electrical services to be mounted above the ceiling, creating an unobstructed bay floor, which is illuminated by lighting on motion sensors for energy efficiency. Built to utilize green power sources, portions of the building’s power supply come from geothermal, wind, solar and hydro utility providers. The entire power system is supported by a back-up generator so the station remains fully functional in the event of a power outage. Partnering with AMES Architects in Bangor, Barr & Barr took AMES Architects of Bangor chose exterior lights every technological detail into acwhich emulate the look of the city’s historical fire count, meeting both the firefighters’ needs and also those of the city of bell mounted outside.

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Bangor. The station has a technology spectrum that spans an integrated paging/alarm system to a dedicated information technology room housing a backup computer server for the entire city. Additionally, a card access security system prevents intruders from entering the station while the duty crew is out on a call. Station #6 is equipped with a National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A.) emergency notification alert that integrates both the modern paging from the central dispatch fiber optic lines and the time-tested Gamewell box alarm system. In addition, an 80-ft. communication tower rises above the structure providing proprietary service for this area of the city and for the Fire department’s mobile data system. In the words of Bangor city officials, “We have appreciated the opportunity to work with (Barr & Barr) on the designbuild process. They have been very responsive and open with us regarding every facet of the project. We have been able to ensure that the completed project will not only meet our needs but the needs of citizens well into the future.” Comfortable bunkrooms for up to six firefighters utilize natural light with operational windows; have full size lockers, carpeting, customized lighting, individual thermostats and a desk and chair for personalized comfort. The exercise room equipped with the latest workout machines provides the firefighters a place to condition for their occupation’s physical demands, and doubles as a training room for the ever-evolving skill development and certifications that are a regular part of a firefighter’s regimen. The station is expandable to meet the needs of Bangor’s growing population and provides space for EMS/rescue with full male and female accommodations. Barr & Barr hosted a “Green Education Day” at Fire Station #6. Inviting local school groups to tour the firehouse and learn about the green aspects of the new building, the event not only educated the local population and schools but also ful-

filled the Community Education requirement of the LEED program. The station’s high-efficiency heating system surpasses current minimum design standards by 21%. Coupled with a high R-Value of the overall building envelope, the two systems significantly reduce heating costs to the City. Additionally, the station has parking accommodations for low-emission vehicles, carpools, and bicycles for commuting to work. A LEED Innovation Point, was earned by going above and beyond the minimum requirements to procure materials close to the project, supporting local businesses and setting a precedent for all future projects in Bangor. In the construction management business for over 80 years and building in the state of Maine since 1941, Barr & Barr has six LEED Accredited Professionals in Maine, providing a wealth of LEED “green” construction knowledge. Their vigorous estimating process for Station #6 created a value-engineered, quality building within budget thresholds stipulated by the City.

The station’s 4,500sf apparatus bay provides ample space for safety gear.

November, 2009


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

501 Eastern Ave. phase III Underway federal construction cm - luna Design Architect

Interior walls became glass and the ceiling was left exposed

Spaceworks Renovates mill for Kel mostue & Associates Architects Boston, mA - The expansive interior space for Kel & partners, a public relations firm in the Seaport District, is indicative of the challenges a project team faces when working in an old mill or warehouse building. The space features towering 13-foot ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with commanding views of Boston harbor and the city skyline. The intent for the new interior was: Maximize the daylight that flooded into the space all day long make the most of the space’s panoramic city and water views create an inviting and collaborative space for the creative and collaborative Kel & partners team. Interior walls became glass and the ceiling was left exposed – no drop ceiling or floating barrier of any kind – the ductwork, sprinklers and other mechanical requirements were painted to match the walls. This presented an additional challenge for the interior walls– how to have the glass navigate around all the systems in the ceiling with minimal soffit detailing. Spaceworks AI, utilizing the Starwall demountable wall system, rose to the challenge. creating a visual clearstory at nine feet, the material above that line was specified as a Lexan product, capable of being cut in the field and lightweight enough to allow the all framing to rise to all 13 feet in height. commodore Builders added cus-

tom soffit details, specifically around the mushroom columns and tricky ductwork details. This allowed the framing for the glass walls to be securely fastened. many of these details were added in the field, with the architect, mostue & Associates, and client providing input on any modifications and changes. It quickly became clear upon commencing the installation why the stick built approach for modular walls is preferred. field dimensions didn’t match the drawings – but the project was already tracking behind schedule and occupancy was looming and could not be pushed back. Spaceworks AI was able to quickly re-layout the framing to accommodate the field dimensions. glass was ordered once framing was complete and signed off on. As a result of this response, no material was wasted and no lead time was incurred. Upon final framing, the low voltage wiring for the security system was able to be hidden within the aluminum, and then sealed behind the glass. In addition, the double paned glass wall system added a level of sound attenuation needed for privacy in the offices and conference rooms. The team delivered this exciting new space on time and with no additional cost – meeting the project’s vision for a dramatic, transparent work space. project architect was mostue & Associates; the owner was cargo Ventures and builder was commodore Builders.

malden, mA Lynnfield-based construction manager/ general contractor federal construction corp. (fcc) recently began construction of phase three interior finishes on a 13,440sf residential building located in malden, mA. The developer, “501 Eastern Avenue, llc / cRES, llc” of Lynnfield, hired FCC in late 2008 to undertake phase one of the project, 501 Eastern Ave - Corner View which consisted of the composed of EIFS, fiber cement lap and exterior site preparations and the buildings foundation footprint. shingle shack siding with azek trim, alum fcc continued to work with the developer clad windows and sliding doors by mirra. The interiors will be completely finon phase two of the project which consistished with wood trim, flooring and wall ed of the buildings structure and exterior finishes and ready for move-in. All comfinishes. mon areas will be finished with wood trim, 501 Eastern Avenue owner David lighting, wall finishes and flooring and will Stone stated that his primary purpose in consist of a center mail box located within undertaking this project was to provide the the lobby area. community with a high quality affordable The key project team members inproduct in which the neighborhood and clude luna Design group; federal concommunity would take pride. struction corp.; mccormack plumbing & The project is schedule to be comheating; colantuno Electrical company, pleted in the summer of 2010. Inc.; Kidd-luukko corporation; Keystone Construction consists of three floors Elevators; Benson lumber and Int-Ex wall with 15 units, a lobby, elevator, onsite corp. parking, laundry and trash removal facilities. The exterior shell of the building is

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November, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Boston University’s Newest Student Residence Tower Building

BU’s Student Residence hall opens Designed by cannon


oston, mA - cannon Design announced the opening of Boston University’s newest student residence tower–a building designed by the firm to enhance student life and the integration of learning spaces throughout the university. The tower is the latest building in the development of the John hancock Student Village, the heart of student activities also master planned and designed by cannon Design, with its fitness and Recreation center, Agganis Arena and additional residential facilities just steps away from the new facility. The 396,000sf building provides housing for 962 students in a wide range of apartment and suite sizes, along with 20 resident assistant units and three apartment units designed for faculty. The student residence is a significant step in bringing sophomore, junior and senior student housing on campus, and will reduce the demand for student housing in adjacent neighborhoods by approximately 250 apartments. when complete, the 10-acre Student Village will accommodate a total of 2,300 student beds. A terra-cotta/metal-panel rain-screen system was utilzed for the exterior envelope cladding. Shop-fabricating the system was a cost-competitive choice, while onsite panel installation facilitated construction and allowed for the swift erection of the building envelope, therefore, shortening the construction schedule. The lighter weight of the façade system reduced the amount of steel required to support it—also saving material resources. “It is a real pleasure to work with Boston University in realizing the vision for the John hancock Student Village, and meeting the university’s goal to provide its students with an exceptional campus environment. Our project reflects the diversity of contemporary student life on a unique

urban campus,” said principal Robert J. peterson, AIA, lEED Ap, who led the project for cannon Design. for Boston University the occupancy of this residential building marks the achievement of another important step in what has been a 25-year planning process–working with students, neighborhood groups and city officials. “Building a residential campus and recreational spaces with a strong sense of community for our undergraduate students has been the defining goal of development of the John hancock Student Village site,” said Joseph p. mercurio, Boston University’s executive vice president. “working with cannon Design we have moved rapidly towards meeting our goals effectively and economically, taking full advantage of our unique location along the charles River. while the building design was developed collaboratively, with a strong commitment to budget goals, the views of the charles River are priceless. our students will be the beneficiaries of this attractive living and learning community for many generations to come.” In addition to the residential units, the facility incorporates multiple educational and social spaces including two classrooms, large and small collaborative study spaces, music practice rooms, a video room, student life offices and an open multi-purpose room on the top floor. Art from the university’s students at the college of fine Arts is displayed in the main lobby and second floor gallery spaces. walsh Brothers, Inc. was the contractor on the campus project. Boston University’s newest student residence tower

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Project Team for Boston University’s Student Resident Architect - Cannon Design general contractor - Walsh Brothers, Inc. civil Engineer - Nitsch Engineering, Inc. Structural Engineer - Weidlinger Associates, Inc. Site Acoustics consultant - Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc. facade maintenance consultant - Entek Engineering, LLP Environmental Engineering - GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. geotechnical Engineer - Haley & Aldrich land Surveying and civil Engineering - Nitsch Engineering

November, 2009


High-Profile: Completed Facilities Development News

Spectrum IT completes Renos Boston, mA - Recent high-rise security renovation projects at 225 franklin Street, 100 high Street, one Post Office Square, and 1 Memorial Drive performed by Spectrum Integrated Technologies (IT) for property owner/ manager Blackstone properties are illustrative of the benefits of having a single source security design and installation company handle the security system evaluation and subsequent upgrade. In each of these facilities, stateof-the-art visitor entry security systems were designed, installed and integrated into the building’s overall security management system to meet the owner’s need for streamlined entry security.

These web access visitor entry systems, the first of their kind in Boston, employ unmanned kiosks which incorporate a bar code scanner and reader in lobby areas. pre-enrolled visitors log in via a scan of their driver’s license. A hardcopy access badge allows them to utilize electronic turnstiles, elevators, and assigned doors for the duration of their visit. Spectrum IT planned and integrated diverse security system technologies of key vendors that were integral to the project: AmAg, pelco, Building Engines, and ITS (Interactive Touchscreen Solutions).

mBc honors hall of fame Inductees Continued from page 6 and utility clients throughout New England. Bond’s positive family business culture and history of strong philanthropic support for the region’s nonprofit organizations earned the jury’s praise. • J.C. Cannistraro LLC is one of the largest family-owned, privately held mechanical contracting firms in the nation. founded in 1963, they now have over 300 employees. The jury was impressed with the company’s application of new Building Information modeling technology, with their support for sustainable practices, and for creating a new plumbing museum to educate students and others.

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colin Smith Expands in New location lexington, mA - colin Smith Architecture Inc. is expanding and relocating its design studio at 1666 massachusetts Avenue in lexington. construction of the new location will more than double the size of its current space in the heart of historic lexington

center. colin Smith Architecture has devoted its time and talent to developing a diverse portfolio of work including custom residential design, retail, corporate interiors, commercial and mixed use architecture.

Tighe & Bond Scholarships Awarded Westfield, MA -Tighe & Bond, Inc. recently funded scholarships awarded through the community foundation of western massachusetts to assist three local college students pursuing their engineering degrees. All three were 2009 graduates. “There is a shortage of qualified engineers in the marketplace today. It is critical that we encourage our local youth who are outstanding students to pursue careers in engineering,” said David pinsky, Tighe

& Bond president. michael Trudell, a graduate of holyoke high School, is the recipient of the Edward J. Bayon memorial Scholarship; Aaron Sabbs, a graduate of South hadley high School, is the recipient of the george h. mcDonnell Scholarship, and william Sterritt, a graduate of longmeadow high School, is the recipient of the philip w. Sheridan-Tighe & Bond Scholarship.


November, 2009


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Building Greener Through Building Information Modeling

by Rob Howe of 3D coordination and clash-detection with Boston, MA - Recently, the 4D (scheduling) and City of Boston Zoning Commission 5D (cost-estimating) approved several amendments to the and information atBoston Zoning Code to require that all tributed to facilities building projects over 50,000sf be demaintenance (FM) with signed to meet the “Certified” level usadvanced computer aping the LEED rating system. plication tools in the deLEED is non-traditional in its apsign, construction and proach to maximize performance, exoperations of projects ploring the relationships between six to reduce costs, schedbuilding components: the site, water ule overruns and costly efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environ- The image is from a hospital boiler building that is being rework. At the heart of mental quality, innovation and design upgraded; the 3D laser scans provide accurate informa- the process are software tion for service tie-ins and interference avoidance. tools including threeprocess. dimensional, real-time, Historically, to have a builddynamic BIM authoring ing design approved and subsequently model, including building geometry, constructed, 2D drawings and physical spatial relationships, geographic in- tools such as Revit and Graphisoft and models were developed to communi- formation, building materials, thermal Bentley and BIM analysis tools such as cate the visual aspects of the design. and structural behavior. Architectural Navisworks, which increase productivAlthough modern 2D software tools and structural elements are catalogued ity in building design and reduce conassist in the design of energy-efficient in parts and features such as windows struction rework through the upfront buildings, they are limited in assessing and doors, interior walls and building coordination of information. For sustainable/LEED design, building performance for LEED certifi- façade systems, steel columns, beams BIM provides the owner, designer and cation. and trusses. Building Information ModelAdditional layers of information contractor with intelligent and parameting (BIM) is a digital representation of include energy management systems, ric 3D models containing embedded physical and functional characteristics lighting fixtures and electrical compo- building information to help maximize of a facility. According to Greg Lawes nents, and civil site information com- performance and minimize inefficienof Meridian Associates, “BIM replaces pletes the picture, including concrete cy before the project goes to the build 2D drawings as an island of informa- foundations, grading, storm water, and phase. Once the model exists, valution with the combination of multi-dis- sewer and water distribution systems. able analyses can be performed to help ciplined 3D intelligent design models Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing make educated decisions based on cost and quantity, cost and time information, (MEP) systems in particular benefit and performance. BIM can produce an to enable virtual design and construc- from virtual design and construction energy model specific to one room to tion to reduce construction costs and (VDC) coordination; the components evaluate the relationships between each rework.” include mechanical services, duct sys- of the building’s attributes, e.g., how much heating and cooling, are required BIM encompasses each of a tems and air handlers. building’s attributes within a digital VDC employs the BIM process by square foot, air quality consider-

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November, 2009


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Intelligent energy use for a sustainable utility future.

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ValleyCrest Strong on Green Calabasas, CA - ValleyCrest Landscape Development, a division of ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, has a long history of building some of the nation’s most renowned LEED-certified and environmentally friendly landscapes, including a number in the Northeast. Among those are a green roof project at Eaton Vance Corporation’s headquarters and a rooftop healing garden at Massachusetts General Hospital. The company completed $1 billion of landscape work in 2008, reflecting a strong position in one of the most challenging economic times. Recent landscape development projects in the Boston area include: • Boston-based investment firm Eaton Vance Corporation moved its headquarters to a 310,000sf office building in the Financial District of Boston. Shawmut Design and Construction managed a complete retrofit, designed by Copley Wolff Design Group, which allowed the building to offer outdoor entertainment space and a landscaped roof deck. Despite the challenge of proximity to businesses, congested weekday traffic and unruly winter weather, ValleyCrest Landscape Development managed to work within a tight construction schedule while installing the rooftop garden complete with Skyline Honey Locust trees, all of which were lifted to the 13th

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Six New lEED Aps at R.h. white Auburn, mA -The R.h. white construction company announced that Aaron govoni, David hillhouse, chris mayen, Terence mcglone, marshall o’hearn, and Shawn Semo have been certified as LEED Accredited professionals by the United States green Building council.



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by Christina Chatalian, communications coordinator The Construction Institute. veryone is talking about the new green economy. luckily, in the construction industry, green building requires many of the same skill sets as typical construction. Union crafts men and women and union contractors have installed every type of “green technology” that already exHillhouse Govoni ists, and are being trained in new technologies and products that will be ready to go online in the near future. Training in green building processes and materials is integrated in union apprenticeship and journey worker upgrade training programs, and many union contractors have LEED certified staff so that they remain on the cutting edge of sustainable construction practices. Two Boston union training centers Semo O’Hearn are about to add “green Rooms” that will enhance their handson training in the latest green building technologies. The green Room at plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 will consist of a stateof-the art solar heating and hot water system and a sophisticated rain water reuse system. The plumbers green Room is being heralded by members of the plumbing, heating and cooling contractors of greater Boston, many of whom already have experience working on lEED projects. Scheduled to achieve a lEED gold rating, Russia wharf is just one of the many projects featuring sustainable meMichalowski Ryan chanical systems installed by J.c. cannisas lEED Ap for commercial Interiors, traro, llc. By using skilled union crafts bringing the total percentage of lEED Ap workers, cannistraro has the trained and certified designers to 60.


Spec’s Design 60% LEED Certified Springfield, mA - Spec’s Design group, llc, a commercial interior design firm of Springfield, announced that mary A.wilczynski, design principal; Karen michalowski, Wilcznyski senior interior designer/project manager, and marilyn Ryan, interior designer/ project manager have earned certification


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experienced workforce needed to complete the area’s largest and most complex green buildings, including the genzyme world headquarters and the Artists’ for humanity Epicenter, both of which achieved lEED platinum ratings. IBEw local 103’s green Room will contain a miniature fuel cell, wind turbine and photo voltaics. local 103 already uses its own wind turbine that produces 20 percent of the energy used at its school. And, union electrical contractors are installing alternative energy systems in commercial and industrial buildings as well as in residential homes across massachusetts. As wind turbines have become popular as a source of alternative energy, many other locals are enhancing current training programs to meet the demand. Since last year, all apprentices from Ironworkers local 57 have been learning how to install wind turbines, and a wind turbine erection module is being taught to every ironworker around the country. The Boston carpenters Joint Apprentice Training center prepares members for the lEED Accredited professional (Ap) test and has introduced a green Building and Basics weatherization course. The New England Regional council of carpenters has joined a growing number of owners demanding green construction, and their new headquarters on Dorchester Avenue will qualify for LEED Certifiable status. The laborers are becoming a leader nationally in training workers for weatherContinued to page 52


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lexington place gets lEED Silver

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‘first to market’ Study Burlington, mA – KEmA, Inc. is launching a multi-client study that will analyze the intersection of electricity competition and the evolution of smart energy offers for residential customers. The project will assess emerging business models and home energy technologies across North America. It will also conduct a survey of residential customers and forecast offer adoption in Texas, where the state is poised to take a market leadership position in smart energy. The KEmA “first to market” study will combine customer and vendor survey data with expert analysis of offers spurred by the deployment of advanced metering. In addition, it will define customer preferences and propensities, estimate the market size of key smart energy offers, and conduct a scenario analysis of potential evolution of the smart energy market in Texas. “As utilities begin to build out new metering infrastructure, numerous organizations are entering the home energy technology business,” said Taff Tschamler,

director of retail energy, KEmA, Inc. “The customer side of the market is just starting to develop. with the rollout of advanced metering starting in 2009, Texas is poised to rapidly accelerate innovation in how customers purchase, monitor and control electricity use. It will be a proving ground for the rest of the country in terms of the type of offers that smart meters enable and how customers will respond.” Since 1995, KEmA’s retail energy practice has offered business consulting and research services to the retail energy market. The retail energy market client base includes 23 of the top 25 North American energy retailers as well as numerous utilities, merchant generators, vendors, investment firms, brokers and other stakeholders in competitive retail markets. The practice also hosts the annual KEmA Executive forum where senior leaders from across North America gather to discuss key issues and challenges facing retail energy markets.

KEmA Assists gwp in its AmI/mDmS Burlington, mA - KEmA is assisting the city of glendale, california with its implementation of an advanced metering infrastructure and meter data management system (AmI/mDmS). The project is a first step in Glendale water & power’s smart grid road map. KEmA also assisted gwp in its application for up to $20 million in US Department of Energy AmI-Smart grid grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help implement the AmI/mDmS project and smart grid development. glendale water & power (gwp) will be replacing all of its electric meters, which serve over 100,000 customers, with smart meters enabled with two-way communications, and automating their 35,000 water meters to communicate over a secure wireless network. The new smart metering infrastructure and data management system will support home area networks (hAN) to communicate with home appliances; heating; ventilating and air-conditioning (hVAc) systems; pool pumps; and inhome energy displays. customers will also have Internet-accessible portals to view their electric and water usage. “AmI/mDmS is a transformational effort that is redefining the way

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lexington, mA - Nauset construction and oaktree Development announced that the recently completed lexington place development was awarded Silver certification in the lEED for homes program. The certification is for achievement in the green homebuilding and design of lexington place at the center, luxury condominiums Lexington Place development was awarded with street-level retail space Silver certification located in the heart of historic lexington center. mate,” said gwendolen Noyes, of oaktree This “smart growth,” mixed-use proj- Development. “Even though this has been ect was certified LEED for Homes Silver- a trying economy to be marketing in, we level, and is the country’s first multifamily, are quite pleased with our sales and we exmixed-use building to received this highly pect continued interest and success.” coveted certification. The certification was lexington place is located on the forbased upon a rigorous review of document- mer site of the Battle green Inn and is situed best practices that met and exceeded ated in close proximity to the town library, high-performance standards in resource town offices, boutiques, schools and the conservation and durable construction. historic Battle green. careful planning and The development team, composed extensive input from the historic Districts of oaktree Development, line company commission went into the exterior design Architects, lexvest partners, llc, and by line company Architects, ensuring that coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the new structure complemented the histeamed up with Nauset construction for toric setting of the downtown area and met this LEED certified green building project their exacting requirements. that broke ground in the fall of 2007 and lexington place houses two onewas completed last June. bedroom, three three-bedroom, and 25 “lexington place offers residents a two-bedroom condominiums. This tally chance to live in close proximity to stores includes three affordable condos for qualiand restaurants and to partake in lexing- fied buyers. All units are single level and ton’s unique cultural and intellectual cli- accessible by elevator from both the lobby and parking garage. Two beautifully landscaped courtyards are located in the building, giving residents a fresh-air opportunity to enjoy with family, friends, or other residents.

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• Net Zero Building Design 401: Below is The Green Roundtable’s (GRT) Events Calendar. GRT is Intro to Building Envelope & Internal the Massachusetts Affiliate load optimization of the United States Green 12/1/2009 8:30 a.m. Mark Building Council (USGBC). 12/2/2009 5:30 p.m. Your They hold events that • Net Zero Building help educate and strengthCalendar Design 501: Building Enen the sustainable building velope and Internal load community in Massachuoptimization setts. You can learn more 12/1/2009 12:30 about these events by visit1:30 p.m. ing http://www.nexusboston. • Lunch and LEED com/space/events.html/2009/10. 12/3/2009 4 - 7 p.m. 11/12/2009 12 - 2 p.m. • Special Event: NEXUS Ex• Introduction to Daylighting hibitor Showcase -- Buy green, Build 11/12/2009 5 - 7 p.m. • LEED Study Group: Green As- green 12/9/2009 8:30 a.m. - 12/10/2009 sociate and lEED Ap 5:30 p.m. 11/17/2009 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Net Zero Building Design 501: • USGBC--LEED Green Building Building Envelope and Internal load operations and maintenance workshop optimization 11/18/2009 - 11/20/2009 12/10/2009 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Build Boston at Seaport World • Green Your Process, Green Your Trade center practice: Integrated project Delivery 11/19/2009 6 - 8 p.m. • NEXUS and Green Drinks Re- Boot camp 12/10/2009 5 - 7 p.m. ception: Exploring the green Economy • LEED Study Group: Green As11/23/2009 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. sociate and lEED Ap • USGBC--LEED Core Concepts 12/12/2009 2 - 6 p.m. & Strategies workshop (helps prepare • NEXUS 2nd Saturday: Have for green Associate) Yourself a green holiday Season 11/24/2009 4 - 6 p.m.

Continued from page 50 ization of residential housing in addition to the commercial green construction work they are already doing. The laborers hopkinton training center is conducting a green building awareness course for its members, including the approximately 1,000 laborers that will be working on the new plymouth Rock Studios project. Targeted to be the world’s first green studio, the project will be built 100% union. Roofers and waterproofers local 33 has long provided training in the installation of green roofs. Signatory contractor Marshall Roofing received national fame in the documentary, “The greening of Southie,” for the installation of an American hydrotech roof garden system on the Maccallan Building - one of the first residential buildings in the nation to earn a gold rating from the US green Building

council. green construction processes are also critical to reducing the industry’s own carbon footprint. Kleeberg mechanical Services in ludlow says it eliminates the process of cleaning ducts at project sites by shipping sheeting with fabricated plastic at the end of the duct and also recycling materials on-site. one of Kleeberg’s notable green projects is the Umass Amherst Science center. Union contractors and crafts people are marking the commonwealth’s landscape green from major educational institutions, residential and commercial buildings, to hospitals like mass general hospital’s B3c project, slated to be completed in 2011. The unparalleled investment of nearly $30 million annually in training by union construction in massachusetts and the continual enhancement of this training to meet new industry standards, is why owners and developers choose union construction for their green building needs.

NESEA workshop Series Greenfield, MA - The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) announced its fall 2009 Sustainability workshop Series with six workshops in five states scheduled to run in October, November and December. NESEA’s sustainability workshop series serves professionals by broadening their knowledge on a wide range of critical topics that focus on three core elements: sustainable solutions, proven results and cutting-edge development in the field. Each workshop is accredited by AIA, NAchI,

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New Job corps Requirements gainesville, fl - All Job corps center-operated construction, advanced manufacturing, and automotive training programs now are required to implement the Job corps’ newly green Training Achievement Records (TARs). These TARs were validated by a workgroup of industry experts and Job corps management and construction instructors. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Job corps has committed to producing 8,500 green graduates from all of its construction programs by August 2010. Through the NccER accreditation process, instructors can obtain certification to enable students to receive industry-recognized credentials and documentation of their training accomplishments through NccER’s National Registry. “Students have a better opportunity for getting jobs with NccER training,” says facility maintenance instructor Robert watson, Jr. at the gainesville Job corps center in gainesville.

here comes the Sun: Solar Energy gaining popularity

The following are excerpts from an article included in “The Pipeline,” published by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Greater Boston and United Association Plumbers and Gasfitters Boston Local 12. Boston, mA - The drop in oil prices that accompanied the 2008 economic collapse helped the Boston area dodge a bullet this past heating season. But the law of supply and demand dictates that oil and other non-renewable energy prices will eventually spike—perhaps dramatically. That and a host of other reasons (including the push for environmentally sound green alternatives, new tax credit programs, and the imperative to wean the nation off of foreign oil) have led to a renewed interest in solar energy systems. Andy lyne, Jr., the president of A. J. lyne, ltd. of Abington., initially became involved with solar energy when he purchased his first house in 1986 and discovered that its solar hot water system had been incorrectly installed. he revamped it, and learned about solar concepts and techniques in the process. In 2005, the lyne company began installing its first full solar system at Tufts University. As with a lot of construction projects, customer demand played a role in the decision to incorporate green technology.

Tufts decided that it wanted to supplement the traditional hot water system at its new Sophia gordon hall dormitory with a solar system. The college called in lighthouse Electrical, a massachusetts-based union contractor with expertise in solar, wind, photovoltaic, and other alternative energy installations, to perform the work. In turn, lighthouse brought in A. J. lyne to handle the plumbing part of the project. According to lyne, the Tufts project is an open-loop drainback system. water is pumped up to 25 solar thermal panels on the dorm’s roof, where it is passively heated and drained back to a tank. A heat exchanger transfers the heated water to two 400-gallon storage tanks in the basement. The tanks’ water then preheats the dorm’s primary indirect-fired water heaters. “The basic piping principles were the same for the Tufts solar project as a conventional hot water system,” says lyne, who also notes that the job required a lot of piping. “But we did have to use some different components, such as a flow meter,

BTU monitors, sight glasses, and a control for freeze protection.” Along with other green measures, including energy-efficient windows, motion sensors that turn lights off when nobody is present, and dual-flush toilets, Tufts estimates that its 62,000sf, 126-bed dorm is using 30% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable non-green building. more recently, A.J. lyne installed the piping and plumbing components for a solar hot water system at a new building for the American cancer Society in Boston. Unlike the Tufts job, the AcS project uses a closed-loop system. Instead of water, the system uses glycol, which is heated by 17 roof-mounted solar panel collectors. Exchanger blocks transfer the heat to a large water storage tank (which lyne dubs a “kiddie swimming pool”), and the tank provides preheated water to high-efficiency, on-demand, wall-mounted water heaters. The solar system is used to provide hot water for the AcS’s hope lodge center, which opened in october 2008. About a mile from the Dana-farber, the center offers 40 suites for out-of-town families to stay while their loved ones receive hospital care. Solar can be a pricey option. But commercial applications, such as hope lodge and Sophia gordon hall, have a much greater demand for hot water than residential systems, and are therefore able to recover their energy costs faster.

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ellesley, mA. – Building owners, architects and constructors were on hand to celebrate outstanding project teams that designed and built some remarkably complex facilities on october 1. The buildings included offices, healthcare facilities, schools, laboratories and academic institutions from across New England. The grand honor chairman’s Award went to the team successfully completing the center for life Science in Boston. The facility houses state-ofthe-art research facilities for some of the nation’s most promising and advanced work in biomedical science. The team of william A. Berry & Son, constructor; architect Tsoi/Kobus & Associates and the owner, Biomed Realty Trust, were on hand to receive the coveted award. Additional teams were honored by Agc of mA in the categories of honor, merit and performance for their expertise and collaborative efforts. Honor Award winners: • Tocci Building Corporation, constructor; KlingStubbins, architect; Autodesk, Inc., owner; for the Autodesk AEc headquarters, waltham, mass. • Skanska USA Building, program manager; Sebesta Blomberg, architect; harbor Towers Board of Trustees, owner; for harbor Towers Renovation, Boston, mass. • Shawmut Design and Construc-

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architect; park Street church, owner; for the park Street church renovations, Boston, mass. • G.Greene Construction, constructor; martin Batt Architects, Architect; children’s hospital, owner; for The Yawkey family Inn on Kent Street, Brookline, mass. • Consigli Construction, constructor; Smith Edwards Architects, architect; Trinity college, owner; for Trinity college long walk restoration. • Daniel O’Connell’s Son, constructor; moshe Safdie & Associates, architect; general Services Administration, owner; for the US federal Court House, Springfield, Mass. • Walsh Brothers Incorporated, constructor; Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, architect; partners healthcare System, owner; for the mass general North Shore center for outpatient care, Danvers, mass. • Shawmut Design and Construction, constructor; cambridge Seven Associates, architect; Boston children’s museum, owner; for the Boston children’s museum Addition/Renovation, Boston, mass. Winners in the Performance category: • Barr & Barr Builders, constructor; signer harris Architects, architect;

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November, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

RDK Receives Award Andover, MA - RDK Engineers, Inc. was honored at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon for winning the Award for Business Excellence. The Chamber chose RDK as this year’s award recipient for its unwavering commitment to the growth and development of its employees, its innovative building system practices, green solutions, and its environmentally conscience technologies. In addition, RDK was recognized for consistently strong financial performance, achievement in management, and community and social responsibility. New Research Building at Harvard Medical School

Harvard Med Bldg Wins Award Designed by ARC Cambridge, MA - Architectural Resources Cambridge announced that the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented one of this year’s 11 Merit Awards to the ARCdesigned, 730,000sf New Research Building (NRB) at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Situated in the Longwood Medical Area, the NRB features clusters of flexible open labs that encourage interaction among researchers, two-story “sky lobbies,” dining facilities, an underground parking garage and a conference center. Judges recognized the building’s suc-

cessful integration into its city streetscape, noting the difficulty of “maintaining the scale and character of an existing urban context without submitting to its dull character,” which was solved both urbanistically and architecturally. “We’re very pleased to receive this prestigious honor from the AIA,” said ARC Principal Arthur Cohen, AIA, LEED AP, who led the design team for the New Research Building. “This was – and remains to this date – the largest expansion of the Harvard Medical School campus since its founding in 1906 in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston.”


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Nitsch Engineering Recognized Boston, MA - For the fourth year in a row, Nitsch Engineering, Inc. – a Bostonbased civil engineering, land surveying, transportation engineering, sustainable site consulting, planning, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) firm – has been recognized as one of the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For in the United States by CE News magazine. Nitsch Engineering was ranked No. 19 overall and No. 9 in the Small Firm (under 100 employees) category. “Since our founding 20 years ago, we have focused on building and maintain-

ing a culture of teamwork and collaboration – both within the company and with our clients,” said Lisa A. Brothers, PE, LEED AP, vice president and COO of Nitsch Engineering. “This approach has given us the opportunity to learn from our employees over the years, and to provide them with the work/life balance and professional growth opportunities that directly address their needs. We are delighted that our dedication has been recognized by CE News again, and look forward to continuing to work with our employees to improve our workplace as we grow in the future.”

Autodesk Bldg Gets AGC Award Tocci CM / KlingStubbins Architect Woburn, MA - Tocci Building Corpo- Award; AGC Leadership in Technology ration’s work on the Autodesk AEC Head- Award; Constructech Vision Award; and quarters Building, completed in Waltham the BusinessWeek/Architectural Record earlier this year, is being recognized for Good Design is Good Business Award. exceptional team effort through a 2009 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Build New England Honor Award. The 55ksf high design/high tech corporate TI project was completed under an Integrated Project Delivery contract that bound the principal participants—Autodesk, Inc., owner; KlingStubbins, architect; and Tocci Building Corporation, constructor – under a single sharedrisk contract for design and construction of the project. The AGC Honor award caps a year of recognition for the project’s groundbreaking use of new technology and new delivery methods. Among previous awards received are the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice BuildAutodesk AEC Headquarters ing Information Model

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November, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

margulies perruzzi Recognized Boston, mA - margulies perruzzi Architects has been recognized with three awards in the second annual Banker & Tradesman Best of 2009 Readers’ poll. margulies perruzzi Architects was

recognized as among the best architects and interior designers in both the “Development and construction” and “commercial Real Estate” categories.

EYp Named one of Top 50

Newly opened Rumford Center

RIhphc Awards historic mill Site

East providence, RI - The Rhode space, offices, and 88 loft-style apartments. Island historical preservation & heritage current tenants include Sentinel financial commission (RIhphc) has honored the group, Seven Stars Bakery, and punch newly opened Rumford center with a State gym. New England construction co. actpreservation project Award. The award recognizes the “particu- ed as gc. larly high quality rehabilitation” of the 270,000sf, nationally registered historic Rumford chemical works mill into modern mixed-use complex. Designed by cambridge-based architectural firm Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, and developed by pK Rumford, a joint venture of the peregrine group, llc, and Kirkbrae Development corp., Rumford center reconnected a historic mill to the community it once anchored, conducting brownfield site rehabilitation and converting 10 underused build- Converted underused buildings into boutique reings into boutique retail and restaurant tail and restaurant space, offices and apartments.


Boston, mA - EYp Architecture & Engineering has been named to ARchITEcT magazine’s annual list, The Architect 50. Ranked 22nd, EYp joins a group of some of the world’s most respected firms. companies included in The Architect 50 were ranked on three variables: revenue per employee (based on 2008 gross revenue), sustainable practices, and 2008 awards. The goal was to recognize firms, large and small, that achieve a well-rounded definition of success.

“Inclusion among The Architect 50 is a great honor. It places overall excellence as a firm before total revenue and size, and for smaller firms that are committed to design excellence, developing talent and being trusted advisors to the best clients in the world, it is exciting to be recognized for all that we can offer,” said Tom Birdsey, president and cEo, EYp. In addition to an overall ranking of 22 in The Architect 50, EYp ranked sixth overall for sustainability, scoring six out of six for green practices.

completed lobby wins Award Boston, mA SmmA recently completed the new entrance lobby at 1000 washington Street in Boston’s South End. The renovated class A lobby lends an elegant financial District image to the 11-story former Teradyne building, offered by Nordic properties for office, retail, and science/

technology tenants. The project has subsequently received a National Award of Excellence from the Architectural woodwork Institute in recognition of its fine interior detailing. Award winning 1000 Washington Street lobby completed. Photographer Kevin Harkins.

November, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

ARc Receives growth Award Bradford, VT - ARc mechanical contractors Inc. has been recognized by Vermont Business Magazine and KeyBank as one of the five fastest growing companies in the construction industry in Vermont. The 5x5x5 growth Awards acknowledge five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years over five business categories: technology, construction, wholesale, business services and manufacturing. ARc had a growth rate of 76% during the five-year

period covered. This is the second time ARc has received this award. “we attribute our growth to quality workmanship developed by the constant review and improvement of our internal processes, as well as a commitment to the technical education of our workforce. These factors have firmly established our reputation as a reliable company with quality products and services,” said wilton Buskey, owner.

AwI Safety on the Job Awards potomac falls, VA - The Architectural woodwork Institute (AwI) and its insurance safety partner, cNA, announced the recent winners of the 2009 safety awards program. honored with a “Safety Improvement Certificate of Recognition” were mark Richey woodworking of Newburyport, mass.; The Anthony galluzzo corp., londonderry, N.h.; and Trickett

woodworks co., Auburn, N.h. Zero lost Time Accident Achievement Awards went to Jutras Manufacturing Co., Smithfield, R.I.; mass cabinets Inc., methuen, mass.; The Anthony galluzzo corp., londonderry, N.h.; Trickett woodworks co., Auburn, N.h; and windsor Architectural woodworking, malden, mass.

Agcmaine Awards langford Rockport, mE - The Associated general contractors of maine awarded James “Jim” langford of langford & low construction the major Achievements in construction Award. After graduating from Umaine’s engineering program, langford worked in Saudi Arabia on construction and on the Alaskan pipeline. he returned to maine in the late 1970s where he worked for Pittsfield-based contractor Cianbro corporation. In 1980, langford joined his AGC Senior Vice President Art Dudley presents father’s firm Langford & Low. Over Jim Langford with the MAC Award. the next eight years he and his father, Bill, concentrated on their niche market building and renovating retail shop- schools, industrial and commercial construction. he became president of Agc ping centers. In 1989, he purchased the company maine in 1998 following in his father’s from his father and expanded the business footsteps. beyond retail building to include public

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payette Recognized by AIANE & BSA Boston, mA - payette, an architectural design firm specializing in complex buildings for medical and scientific research, academic teaching, and healthcare, was recently honored with multiple industry design awards from the New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANE) and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), bringing its total for 2009 to 10 awards to date. AIANE cited three payette projects for chapter honors from a field of 271 entries. The projects include an honor Award for the mEDITEch - medical Information Technology computer Science Building in fall River, a merit Award for the Integrat-


ed Sciences Building at the University of mass., Amherst campus and a merit Award for the carl J. Shapiro Science center at Brandeis University in waltham. Three additional projects by payette were recognized in the BSA’s 2009 higher Education Design Awards program. The awards include: an honor Award for Design Excellence for the gary c. comer geochemistry Building at columbia University; an Award for Design Excellence for the physics, DmSE, Spectroscopy, and Infrastructure project at mIT; and a citation for Design for the Amherst college Earth Sciences Building.

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November, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

AINE Design Awards Winners


ortsmouth, NH – Four Honor Awards, 11 Merit Awards, and three Special Mentions were announced October 3 for the 2009 AIA New England Regional Design Awards (American Institute of Architects New England Region). Submissions to the competition were accepted from New England firms for projects located anywhere in the world, and from firms outside New England for buildings located in the region. Architecture firms from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont were among the winners. Winning projects are represented in all six New England states, and one is located in Arizona. Honor Awards went to two dramatically different private houses and two utterly contrasting public buildings of some complexity. • SF Residence, 44 PL, Greenwich, CT, by Joeb + Partners, Architects, Greenwich, Conn. Jurors’ comment: A unanimous choice for an honor award, this project was a pleasure to examine in detail after the first delightful impact had registered upon us. • Meditech - Medical Information Technology Computer Science Building,

Fall River, Mass., by Payette, Boston, Mass. Jurors’ comment: This work appealed to the jurors for its excellent site organization, capitalizing on great views, and the purity of its form. • Kroon Hall, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; Hopkins Architects, London–Design Architect and Centerbrook Architects, Centerbrook, Conn.–Executive Architect Jurors’ comment: That such a project should lead the way in campus sustainability goes almost without saying. The conscious effort at relentless “greening” and adaptation to the traditional context shows how far campus architecture has come. • Tanglewood 2 House, The Berkshires, Mass. by Schwartz/Silver Architects, Boston, Mass. Jurors cited the “dramatic impact on the hillside site, the daring character of the structure, the integration of structure and spatial concepts, the roof terrace, and the pool. Merit Awards Award Winners: • Stone Industrial Storage Structure, Washington, Conn. by Gray Organschi Ar-

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Centerbrook chitecture, New Haven, Conn. • Renovation and Expansion, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, N.H., by Ann Beha Architects, Boston, Mass. • Weekend house in Kent, Conn., Halper Owens Architects LLC, Washington Depot, Conn. • Fred and Fay Haas Memorial Interfaith Chapel at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz., by Kane Architecture, East Hardwick, V. • Umass Integrated Sciences Building, Amherst, Mass., by Payette, Boston, Mass. • Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., by Payette, Boston, Mass. • New Research Building, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., by ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge, Cambridge, Mass. • Water Sheds, SF Residence, Coastal, R.I., by Roger Ferris + Partners, Westport, Conn. • Penn Lofts, multi-family housing, Quincy, Mass., by Merge Architects, Inc., Boston, Mass. • High Rise Residential Condominium building 45 Province St., Boston, Mass., by Bruner/Cott & Assoc., Cambridge, Mass. • Rethinking a Historic Campus Building: Pierce Hall, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, by GUND Partnership, Boston, Mass. Special Mention went to: • Cottage, Guilford, Conn., by Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven, Conn. • Student Recreation and Fitness Center, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, by Cannon Design, Boston, Mass. • Blue Rock House, Austerlitz, N.Y., by Anmahian Winton Architects, Cambridge, Mass. • A Single Family House on Casco

Bay, Maine, by Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture, Blue Hill, Maine • House on Penobscot Bay, Maine, by Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture,

Blue Hill, Maine • Research, Center for Life Science, Boston, Mass., by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Cambridge, Mass. The People’s Choice Award submissions were on exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center the week before the AIANE Regional Conference and were posted online. Visitors to the center and to the AIANE Web site voted for their favorite projects in four different categories. The four winners are: • The house in which I’d most like to live: Lakeside Manor, TMS Architects, Portsmouth, N.H. • The space in which I’d most like to work: Boston Museum of Science Sophia & Bernard Gordon Wing , LDa Architects, Cambridge, Mass. • The place in which I’d most like to play: Manhattan Media Room , David Scott Parker Architects, LLC, Southport, Conn. • The space in which I’d most like to study: City on a Hill Charter Public School, by Arrowstreet, Somerville, Mass.

November, 2009


High-Profile: People

Stantec Names Allen coo Boston mA - American dethe acquisition of engineering sign firm Stantec announced that firm Dufresne-Henry, where he Rich Allen will be appointed the served as president and cEo. new chief operating officer (COO) As leader of Stantec’s US East of the company, effective January region, he has helped more than 1, 2010. Based in Boston, Allen is triple the firm’s presence there currently a senior vice president as it expanded into New York and managing leader of the firm’s city, ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, operations in the eastern half of and other areas. the US. A noted author and speakAllen Allen will take over the er, Allen has written extensively role from mark Jackson, who will on issues related to engineering be retiring at the end of the year and has and construction law and has served as a served in the position since 2007. visiting professor at worcester polytechnic Allen joined Stantec in 2006 with Institute.

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Everett, mA - Everett-based construction firm, Bond Brothers, welcomes greg williamson and chris fogg to the firm’s building division. williamson and fogg will head Williamson up the utilization of Building Information modeling (BIm) at Bond Brothers. Williamson, a certified professional estimator and lEED Accredited professional, joins Bond Brothers as director of estimating and purchasing. he brings over 30 years of industry experience, having

most recently worked as director of preconstruction Services at walsh Brothers in Boston. fogg will join Bond Brothers’ building division as project engineer of preconstruction serFogg vices. formerly of perini Building company, fogg has over seven years of experience in the construction industry, including construction management of the largest hotel and convention center on the Eastern seaboard.

Nancy hanright Joins Dpm

Shirley, mA – Senate construction corp. recently announced the appointment of John Dion as director of business development/institutional. Dion, who has 29 years of construction experience, will be specializing in the higher education and private school marketplace.

Raymond, Nh - Jewett construction of Raymond announced the acceptance of Alison huber-Jewett, marketing drector, into the leadership New hampshire class of 2010. leadership New hampshire is an organization that strives to increase civic engagement and strengthen communi-

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pruitt Addresses Agc wellesley, mA. – on increased their efficiencies october 16, design and conover the last 20 years. By struction professionals from the utilizing alternative forms greater Boston area assembled of delivery, becoming more to hear J. Doug pruitt, president, adept at using technology Associated general contractors and lean construction pracof America (Agc), discuss his tices, the industry should theme for his tenure, “Dare to see real gains in quality and challenge – Dare to change.” productivity. pruitt talked about the Secondly, the industry Pruitt size and complexity of the towill face severe shortages at tal construction industry, how the professional, technical it touches every aspect of people’s lives and craft worker level as the baby boommore than any other industry. Schools, ers retire, and with fewer young people homes, hospitals, airports, highways, embracing the industry. The industry power plants are part of every citizen’s must pull together to create a more imeveryday life and these facilities are built age friendly atmosphere to entice young through the endeavors of the profession- people to choose design and construcals within the construction industry. tion as a viable career path. he went on to discuss a number pruitt also talked about the state of of issues that must be addressed by the the K-12 system, which is seeing increasindustry in order for the country to com- ingly high dropout levels throughout the pete in a global economy and maintain country. he suggests building coalitions the quality of life we have all come to of business groups to challenge the eduknow. cational system so that the country can productivity is a key issue. manu- compete on a global front. facturers and high technology firms have

Newton, MA - Diversified project management (Dpm) announced that Nancy hanright has joined the firm as project manager. hanright has over 19 years of experience in planning and project management and her proficiency includes design services, construction administration, move and medical equipment planning. Prior to joining Diversified,

she held project management positions at massachusetts Eye & Ear, harvard Vanguard and New England financial/ met life where she provided comprehensive healthcare department, lab and office relocation planning services. Hanright

Bruss Adds Two Bradford Nh - Bruss construction Inc., of Bradford announced the addition of two new members to itsteam. Jeff Bennett of Jaffrey has taken on the role as director of business deVooris velopment. he is a lEED Ap and holds a Master Certificate in Sustainable Design.

Dan Vooris will perform as the special projects administrator for energy auditing/modeling and building performance analysis. he Bennett is a lEED Ap and also holds BPI Certification as a Building Analyst and Envelope professional.

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High-Profile: Calendar

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IfmA The IfmA Boston healthcare Network The gREENgUARD Environmental Institute’s program on Indoor Air Quality and healing Environments Tuesday, December 1, 2009 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Registration/light Refreshments 1:30 – 3:00 presentation by paul Bates, lEED Ap 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking/light Refreshments Dana-farber cancer Institute Jimmy fund Auditorium 44 Binney Street, Boston IfmA Boston members and hospital employees – fREE Non-members - $25 for more information: https://www. dana-farber.org/pat/visitors/default.html

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High-Profile Monthly: November 2009  

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

High-Profile Monthly: November 2009  

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