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2009 Year In Review

Bowdoin Continues Growth In Academic and Healthcare Sectors

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center and Auditorium - Grafton, MA. Architect: Finegold Alexander + Associates St. Anne’s Hospital, Pain Management Center recovery area in Swansea, MA Architect: Vision 3 Architects

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Cover Story: Bowdoin Continues Growth in Academic and Healthcare Sectors.............................26 Features: Sections: Upfront:................................... 6 Facilities................................... 9 Year in Review.......................... 13 Education................................ 20 Multi-Residential....................... 25 ABC Awards............................ 34 Awards................................... 36 People.................................... 40 Calendar................................. 42

New $38 Million AI Tech Cntr.... 12 YMCA Renovations................... 22 Griffin Land Facility.................. 28 Corporate Profile - LittleFoot Energy............... 31 Nathan Bishop Middle School..... 33 Hayes Building Redevelopment..... 39

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NAIop honors The Beal companies Suffolk cEo John fish Receives Special Award Boston, mA - Nearly 1,000 commercial real estate professionals came together last month to pay tribute to The Beal companies, recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Real Estate Award presented at the NAIop massachusetts Annual Awards gala. The Beal companies was selected for achievements in real estate, charitable activities, and community betterment. Also honored that night with a special public Service Award was John fish, chairman and cEo of Suffolk construction.

presenting the award to the Beal companies was Kevin mccall, president of NAIop massachusetts and the cEo of paradigm properties, who said: “Those who earn this award are exemplary firms who conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism, create value through the real estate they develop, and contribute broadly to the well-being of the commonwealth.” Also honored that evening was Suffolk construction’s cEo, John fish, who is well-known for his extensive civic and

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Boston, mA - The National Archives & Record Administration has selected lee Kennedy co., Inc. to perform an extensive renovation and new addition project at the John f. Kennedy presidential library and museum in South Boston. lee Kennedy co. will partner with Boston-based architect Einhorn Yaffee prescott on the $16.5 million project. preconstruction planning is currently underway. The team will mobilize on-site in early 2010 with completion scheduled for fall 2011. The scope of work consists of 20,000sf of renovation within the library and museum as well as construction of

JFK Library and Museum a new 30,000sf addition to house artifacts and documents previously stored off-site. Renovations include archive and artifact storage areas, support space, offices, security areas, exhibit space, the main lobby and gift shop and some deferred maintenance. Renovations will occur on multiple floors within the building, which will remain open and fully functional throughout construction.

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havana-mac formed Sully mac and Alfonso collaborate Boston, mA - Sullivan and mclaughlin companies (Sully mac) and Alfonso Electrical Services announced their collaborative formation of havanamac construction llc. The commitment, to recognize, advance and increase the contributions of minorities and women in commerce, education and business for which they have been historically excluded, is one adopted by the construction Industry in the commonwealth. By proactively including and encouraging the participation of minority and women professionals when establishing their project goals, towns, municipalities, privately held hospitals and educational facilities make bold and definitive statements of support. The State Office of Minority and woman Business Assistance (SomwBA), describes certification as a “Marketing Tool”, designed to open doors to opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise have. In the spring of 2007, Alfonso Electrical Services, a company started in 2005 as a small, sole proprietorship had been recently SOMWBA certified as a minority woman owned electrical contractor. At that time, their expertise lay in wiring single family homes and service call responses. They employed two electricians, and their 2006 sales yielded $150 thousand in gross revenue. At the same time, Sullivan and mclaughlin companies (Sullymac),

New England’s largest union electrical contractor, had been awarded a contract to build the new Northeastern University dormitory and academic buildings in Roxbury. The contract came with a commitment that Northeastern University made to the community. A minimum of 30% of the project value would be awarded to minority contractors and all contractors would assure that they would comply accordingly with their field labor. Sullymac, offered Alfonso Electrical Services, AES, a partnership, the two entities would work together to complete the project, and Sullymac would commit to the growth and development of Alfonso Electrical Services. over the next two years the two companies fostered and nurtured a solid relationship, working side-by-side on numerous public and private projects. In September 2009, Sullivan and mclaughlin companies and Alfonso Electrical Services realized the potential of combining their resources and forming the first Joint Ventured Minority Woman owned Electrical contractor in the commonwealth – havana-mac construction, llc. This carefully constructed alliance is predicted to be a mutually beneficial business venture, reaching new levels in their relationship and extending further into the construction market by offering the same business opportunities to their affiliates.

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cannon to Design wpI Rec center Boston, mA - cannon Design has been chosen to design the new sports and recreation center at worcester polytechnic Institute (wpI). The sports and recreation facility, which will be constructed at the west end of the campus quadrangle, will contain a natatorium, a fitness center, a four-court gymnasium, an indoor running track, rowing tanks, dance studios, and racquetball and handball courts. The facility will also house offices and meeting spaces for the coaches and staff of the department of

physical education, recreation, and athletics. plans for the center include a connecting corridor to harrington Auditorium, creating greater capacity for wpI to host conferences, robotics competitions, career fairs, admissions open houses and alumni events. Alumni gym, which was built in 1916, will be converted to academic use; its current activities will be housed in the new facility.

SlAm part of hallam-IcS Team Awarded gSA contract glastonbury, cT - The SlAm collaborative is part of a team led by hallamIcS that has been awarded a $30 million, five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract by the U.S. general Services Administration (gSA) for Nationwide Building Information modeling (BIm) services. According to Robert f pulito AIA, president of SlAm: “BIm is a powerful 3-D modeling technology which is facilitating a revolution in the way buildings are programmed, designed, bid and built. As

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US Senate chambers model created for Edward m. Kennedy Institute harry R. feldman and Existing conditions Surveys complete 3D Scan and 3D model Dorchester, mA - harry R. feldman, Inc. and Existing conditions Surveys, Inc., working under extremely limited access conditions and time restraints, recently completed a 3D laser scanning survey and

produced a 3D Revit Building Information model of the US Senate chamber for the Edward m. Kennedy Institute. The two firms are again collaborating on the restoration of the massachusetts Senate chamber led by cBT Architects of Boston. The Edward m. Kennedy Institute is planning a memorial library to be built next to the JfK library in Dorchester. one of the exciting challenges of this project will be to build a precise replica of the US Senate chamber inside the new building. The first step the architect needed to take was to obtain an Existing conditions survey Building Information Modeling of the US Senate Chamber and then a BIm of the

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With the most advanced Photomodeler the team was able to create highly accurate 3D drawings of the space. Senate chamber for their design. Since the Senate was still in session and arranging access to the capitol is a large endeavor, all of the survey work needed to be completed in one, four-hour period between the hours of 6 - 10 p.m. Existing conditions Surveys, Inc. was contacted by the project architect, Rafael Vinoly’s office to perform the measurements, 2D drawings and a 3D Revit model. They teamed up with the 3D division of harry R. feldman, Inc. (feldman3D) to perform the 3D laser scanning for the critical dimensions and 3D visual-

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ground Broken at wind Blade Test ctr Boston, mA - federal and state officials recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a wind Technology Testing center that will become the nation’s first facility capable of testing blades up to 90 meters long that are integral to the future development of wind energy. The new center, operated in partnership with the National Renewable Energy laboratory, will test commercial-sized wind turbine blades to increase reliability, reduce cost, improve technical advancements and speed deployment of the next generation of wind turbine blades into the marketplace. The Center will be the first commer-

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Dpm gets Senior center project Newton, MA - Diversified Project management, Inc. (Dpm) has been retained by the city of holyoke to manage the design and construction of a new senior center. holyoke has housed the center in the basement of the war memorial Building since the mid 1960s. The current facility, which lacks windows, temperature control and modern amenities, has been described as “depressing” by some seniors. They are seeking a modernized center that can accommodate organized activities and programs dedicated to health and wellness. A needs assessment survey was con-

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woburn, mA – State Electric corp., an electrical construction company based in woburn, and mott macDonald (formerly careba mott macDonald) of westwood have joined in an engineering, procurement, construction (Epc) partnership to serve the utility/power generation market, including substation construction and power plant upgrades. State Electric is highly experienced in the electrical construction of high voltage power projects throughout New England. The firm has recently completed construction of National Grid Wakefield Junction Station 88 in Wakefield and is under way with an Epc project for National grid Station 275 in Amesbury. Among recent utility power projects completed by the contractor are Brayton point power plant in Somerset, mystic Station Unit 8 in Everett, Interstate fore River Station in weymouth, and Vernon hydropower plant in Vernon, Vt. mott macDonald, headquartered in England, has extensive experience in the engineering and design of major power generation projects worldwide. within the Epc partnership, State Electric and mott mcDonald will provide turnkey installations for projects within the utility/power generation markets. Epc services provided by the partnership will include compehensive design, permitting, procurement, civil engineering, electrical construction, testing, and commissioning.

hartford, cT, - Suffolk construction company, Inc., joined state and local officials, and representatives from AI Engineers, cBT Architects and Jones lang laSalle for the unveiling of plans for the new $38 million AI Tech center to be constructed at 3 constitution plaza in hartford. Suffolk will construct the 13-story, 259,000sf office tower that will incorporate numerous green technologies, including photovoltaic power, a fuel cell power

AI Tech Center is to be constructed at 3 Constitution Plaza. Renderings courtesy of CBT Archtects.

AI Tech Center

plant, and a rooftop garden and atrium that will maximize natural light throughout the building. The AI Tech center has been designed and registered to achieve a lEED certification goal of Platinum under the green Building Rating System, which is the highest designation issued by the US green Building council.

John f. fish, chairman and cEo of Suffolk construction, said, “our project team looks forward to erecting this landmark building in hartford and collaborating with AI Engineers, cBT and other project team members to ensure the AI Tech center achieves lEED platinum certification and exceeds everyone’s expectations.”

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High-Profile Monthly’s 2009Year in Review Editor’s Note: Construction users, building owners, developers, facilities managers, all must keep an eye to the future when planning a construction project. When selecting the best team to build it, a look into the past to see what has been designed, how it was built and what team accomplished the job, is an indispensable step. High-Profile’s Year in Review 2009 is by no means a complete list of construction activities in New England, but rather, a comprehensive


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

Features Admiral Construction selected as CM for NE Baptist Hospital Project Facilities Topping off One Marina Park Drive at Fan Pier, Turner GC HMFH Reopens War Memorial Ocean House Restored Acella to Build Gold’s Gym Bufftree Gets Kingsbury Health Club In Shape Renaissance Hotel on Schedule - Pro Con Architect and CM Integrated Bldrs Reaches Mid-Point on Shops at Quonset Point - Bergmeyer Architect


Cover Story KBE Launches 50 Ways After 50 years Konover Construction Becomes KBE Building Corporation

MFA Gets New Look and New Addition Foster + Partners and CBT Architects, John Moriarty & Associates CM Lee Kennedy Completes Swissnex Facility Architect Darlow Christ Educational Facilities Boston Renaissance Charter School Moves Forward JCA & DRA Complete Sage School Project Healthcare Facilities Concord Hosp Pediatric Unit Renovated- Lavallee Brensinger Architects Erland Begins Palomar HQ - Spagnolo Gisness Architect Mt. Auburn Hospital Bldgs Complete, Walsh Brothers CM, Tsoi Kobis Architects Brookside At Regency Underway, Nauset CM, Architect David H. Dunlap Brookstone Awarded Hospital Project DHMC Unveils Training Center, Designed by Lavallee Brensinger Multi Housing EBC Completes Evergreen Place, Roundel 47 Architects Erland Completes Waverly Woods Housing Complex Kennedy Celebrates Sheriden Homeownership Opening, Designed by Studio G Green Facilities Boston Sand & Gravel Goes Green - Solectria and NexAmp Deliver PV System Suffolk Univ Starts Modern Theatre Project, Suffolk Construction CM, CBT Architect

Features SG & A, J. Calnan and AHA Complete PUMA North America U.S. Corporate Headquarters Channel Building Company Completes Salemhaven - Trident Project Advantage Group PM, Hastings & Hoffman ArchitectsIs Anagnost Investments, CUBE 3 Plan Elliot at River’s Edge, Team : A. W. Rose, Suffolk/ Eckman,Veitas & Veitas, CLD Consulting and Thibeault Corp. Focus: Restoration/Renovations Acella Completes Thayer Reno Ocean House Undergoing Restoration-CenterBrook Architects and Dimeo CM Cadbury Renovation Breaks Ground, Lavallee Brensinger Architects Seacoast School Renovated, Designed by Banwell Architects Brookstone to Renovate NH Capitol Historic Bldgs Renovated into Apts., Gawron Turgeon Architects Acella Completes Univ Lab Reno Consigli Completes Lab Renovations Lee Kennedy Gets Wheelock Project

BWK CM for Xaverian House Reno Catholic Med Ctr Renovations, Harvey Construction CM, Dignard Architect HDS Converts Hagar House Suffolk Edu Renovates Brown Halls Plymouth State University Renovates Historic Hall, Designed by Lavallee Brensinger, Pizzagalli Construction CM Erland Completes Renovation to Mall, O’Neil Pennoyer Architects Chestnut Park on Schedule, JSA Architects Facilities The Plumbing Museum Re-Opens Changes to Russia Wharf Project MAHA Opens New Bldg - Studio G Architects Suffolk To Build AirportTerminal, Designed by AECOM|Earth Tech Capital Improvements at 99 High, Jones Lang LaSalle CM Healthcare Facilities Pentucket Med Goes to RiverWalk, Lavallee Brensinger Architects New Medical Office Complete, J.M. Coull CM - Maugel Architect New London Hospital Renovation, First phase Complete SNHMC Phase II CON - Lavallee Brensinger Architects Valley Regional Hosp Renovations, Lavallee/ Brensinger Architects, Harvey CM Educational Facilities Tufts Addition Reaches Mid-point, Designed by ARC Shawmut Design GC Suffolk Begins Rashi Schoo, Designed by HMFH Architects Payette Opens CBLS at URI, Lerner, Ladds & Bartels, Assoc. Architect Green Facilities Winn Completes Solar Installations RCG and Nexamp Complete Upgrades - Make Clean Energy Profitable

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High-Profile Monthly’s 2009 Year in Review MARCH

Cover Story NER Construction Under the Tent at Fenway Park - A Historic Restoration Project

Focus: Institutions and Schools, SCUP Svigals & Partners Architects Designs New Waterbury School Delta Awarded Montessori School - Seitz Architect Cutler Completes Historical Residence Halls at Mount Holyoke and UNH Wrenn to Perform School Projects Acella Renovates Tech Ctr at Northeastern U Delta Design Completes Phillips Academy Reno Lee Kennedy Awarded Riverway House Project at Wheelock -- Designed by DiMella Shaffer Tishman CM for Restoration of Historic N.E. Conservatory Bldgs - Wessling Architects KBE Completes Facility at St. Mary’s College Windover School Projects -Tappé Architects Winchester School Addition - Designed by Flansburgh Lee Kennedy Completes Simmons College Bldg - Designed by Cannon Signer Harris Architects a “House Doctor” for Brown University CTA Construction School Projects Rhode Island Philharmonic School Renovation Bowdoin College New Ice Arena - Pro Con CM Shawmut Completes Renovation at Brown University - Architect Lerner/Ladds + Bartels


Beverly High School to be Renovated - Joint Venture of CTA and KBE Bergmeyer to Design Suffolk University Café Features Shawmut Completes Renovation at Brown University - Architect Lerner/Ladds + Bartels Suffolk Begins Rashi School - Designed by HMFH Architects Suffolk Education to Manage Renos of Brown U Residence Halls Mass College of Pharmacy of Health and Sciences - Griffin Academic Building - Bond Brothers Partners with Perkins + Will Vintage Cupola Restored - BWK GC Meridian Construction to Renovate Gorham School District Facilities Gardner Museum Resto/Reno a Go - Designed by Renzo and Piano Building Workshop Landmark Named GC for ZUMIX Project - Bufftree GC, Stephen Kelleher Architects Windover Plans for Rowley Development Group One Designs Banknorth Garden Areas Integrated to Build Lab for Valeritas Delta Nears Completion Visual Arts Center - Imai Keller Moore Architects Cornerstone Completes Kilwin Store BWK CM for Manchester Athletic Club Landmark Completes Madison Park Office Healthcare Facilities Clinic Kids Cheered - Walsh Brothers Erecting Steel at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Consigli Completes Sleep Lab for CMMC Ribbon Cutting at Acton Medical Assoc. Office - J.M. Coull CM, Maugel Architects Cannon to Design Saudi Arabia Medical Center Multi-Housing Jones Lang LaSalle Completes NorthPoint Condos Landmark Completes Addition to Christopher Heights - Smook Architects Pro Con Managing Design-Build for Brightview

Sr. Living Community Green Development News LittleFoot Installs Solar Water Heating for Longfellow Club


Cover Story Hamilton Construction Management Corp. Builds Lofts at Westinghouse Plaza and 601 Albany Street

Focus: Multi Residential KBE Expands Whitney Ctr - SFCS Architect LaRosa at Hollander Ctr - Crosskey Architects ArtBlock 731 - ICON and New Atlantic Development Awarded Redevelopment Project Hobbs Brook and Columbia Top Off Corporate Campus - Margulies Perruzzi Architects 270 Centre St. - Vertec Corp GC, Studio G Architects BRA Approves New 15 Unit Multi-Use Project EBC Completes Evergreen Place - Architect Roundel 47 The Village at South Farms Celebrates Grand Opening of New Alzheimer’s Wing Features HiProVideo Plymouth Rock Studios Interview Suffolk Nears Completion of NewBridge on the Charles - Designed by Perkins Eastman and Chan Krieger J. Calnan & Associates, ADD Inc. and RDK Engineers Complete New Technology Center for Global Service Provider

Franklin Hill Revitalized - Domenech Hicks & Krockmalnic Architects Hadley Apartments Completed - EDFC, Lee Kennedy Co. and Fine & Assoc Team multi Facilities DGT Makes the Call at Fenway Park Griffin Begins Army Aviation Project Martingale Wharf Making Progress - Ricci CM, TMS Architect Masters Touch Assists With Renovations of Obed Baker House Integrated Builders Gets Vestcom Contract Cramer Levine Architect Public Library for Town Of Mashpee -- Bufftree CM, J. Stewart Roberts Architects Patriot Place Buzzing with Activity - Pro Con Architect and CM Acella Completes Retail Tenant Fit Out Suffolk Completes Music Hall HMFH Dedicates Brookline Town Hall Group One Redefines Old Boston Garden Space Educational Facilities HMFH Renovates Landmark Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Payette Completes URI Biotech Center Medomak Middle School Facilities Plan - Designed by The H.L. Turner Group Perkins Eastman’s Renovation of Beacon Hall for Housatonic Community College Stantec Helps UMass Upgrades Cutler Completes Historical Residence Halls at Mount Holyoke and UNH Healthcare Facilities NECA Members Provide Services for Center for Life Science Green Development News EYP Reduces its Carbon Footprint CT Union Elemntary Green School - Designed by Turner Group New Haven Approves Wind Power Generators

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High-Profile Monthly’s 2009Year in Review MAY

Focus: Landscape and Civil Engineering TFM Chooses Roundabout for Low Impact Retail Center Portland’s Casco Bay Bridge Acentech Launches Studio A Engineering NECA and IBEW Leading the Way in Photovaltaic Installations Features Gilmartin School Groundbreaking Ceremony - Morganti CM Bruss Adds New Space for JBI Helicopter Svcs. Jewett Completes NEBCO - Designed by Dinard Architectural NER Construction Management Completes Fenway Project - D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architect, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc. Consulting Engineering Facilities Acella to Build Animal Hospital - Copich &

Associates Architects Capone Tops Off Oracle Project - Spagnolo Gisness Architect - Whiting-Turner GC Suffolki Wins West Point Project - AECOM Architect Elaine Completes Trial Court - Visnick & Caulfield: Architects JM Coull Completes Webb Facility - Teams up with Design-Science and The Turner Group Bufftree Completes Shaw’s - Yarosh Architects Margulies Perruzzi Completes Office Design for Fiduciary Trust Company RF Schmidt Completes Restoration of Brookline Bank Educational Facilities Delta Montessori Project - Seitz Architects Bryant University Retains DPM Delta Completes Brimmer and May Visual Arts Center - Imai Keller Moore Architects Newbridge on the Charles - HSL Retains Stantec Healthcare Facilities Dana-Farber Opens New Center Margulies Perruzzi Designs Expansion for Edgewood Green Development News Munro Solar Shows that Solar Power is Possible for any Facility Wind Turbine Factory to be Built - Aeronautica Windpower Signs Agreement IRN Awarded Recycling Contract News Service Point USA VAR for Autodesk Interview with Lee Hartmann - Director of Planning and Development for Plymouth, MA GEI to Assist with FEMA Process Multi-Housing Florence House will Help Women in Maine Nauset Begins 2nd Phase of Dana Park Condos - Architect Khalsa Design Caritas Selects Landmark for Rehab Project - Russell Scott Steedle & Capone Architects


Cover Story BIM for Healthcare Facilities J.C. Cannistraro, LLC Builds a Model for Success at MGH

Focus: Healthcare Facilities Erland Tops Off Leonard Florence Ctr - Participates in ALS Walk JCA Celebrates Grand Opening of Acceleron Pharma Facility Gilbane Completes Bradley Facility - S/L/A/M Architect Lavallee Brensinger Open New Hospital Wing Lighthouse Electrical Completes Project for Dana-Farber Facility MMCRI Expansion - Harriman Architect/Engineer, Wilson Architects, Pizzagalli GC Burman Upgrades South County Hospital Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Project - Coordinated by Tarbell Lan-Tel at Life Science Ctr. Pizzagalli Begins Radiation Facility - Designed by Cannon Anshen + Allen Opens Fenway Health - Suffolk Construction GC Tufts Lab Recently Completed Massachusetts General Hospital B3C Update -Turner Construction Builds, NJJ Designs

MGH’s Building for the Third Century Sullivan Constructs Indian Brook Medical Office Building - Berard-Martel Architects Mass. Electric Completes Children’s Hospital Bennett Provides Electrical for Life Science Gaston Elec Provides Fit-up of BI/ Deaconess Features Bruss Completes Concord Imaging Project - Warren Street Architects VNA Facility Completed Chia-Ming SZE Architects, Cutler Associates CM Delta Design & Construction Completes Landsdowne Pub With Whitlock Architects, Bar None, and JF Plumbing Briarcliffe Manor Assisted Living Facilities Brookstone Awarded Prison Project Acentech Designs Acoustics for Cultural Building - Designed by Utile Zachariah’s Gets $1M Facelift Majestic Construction GC- Allegro Interior Architects BWK GC for Immaculate Conception Church Renovation - Design Partnership Architects North Branch Completes Wolfeboro Inn Reno - Designed by Charlotte Thompson, Alamo Store - Designed by Udelsman and, Rodgers Library - Designed by Adams and Smith Shipyard Facility Nears Completion - Washburn & Doughty and Sheridan Collaborate Educational Facilities Shawmut Begins Pritzker Science Ctr. - William Temple University’s Alter Hall Opens - Acentech Provides Audiovisual Services Acella to Build New Riverview School Ctr Groundbreaking at Magnet School - BL Companies Designer - PDS Construction CM Green Development News Community Wind Projects in Massachusetts Greening the MGH - The B3C Indoor Atrium News CBI “House Doctor” for Mass Dept

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Educational Facilities Ground Broken on Hall at SSC - Walsh Brothers CM, Designed by DiMella Schaeffer Delta Tops Off Montessori - Seitz Architects Ground breaking for Student Ctr - Acella CM, Siemasko + Verbridge Architects Linbeck Completes Tufts Expansion and Reno Designed by William Rawn Assoc Erland Plans Fay School Phase 2 along with bay windows to difBWK CMglass for Bishop Fenwickhelp Cafeteria - Gray ferentiate the new buildings from existing Architects building s on campus. Lee Kennedy Co. Helping to Bring New Life to Each unitConservatory includes four bedrooms The Boston Healthcare with cable andFacilities Ethernet connections, two Walsha Completes St. Elizabeth Medical Ctr. fullRFbaths, common living room/kitchen SNHMC Opens New Birth Place Designed area, a pantry, floor-to-ceiling windows, by Lavallee Brensinger and air-conditioning. Green Development News “Seeing this building open is the Higgins Expands in Green Development realization much hard work and creativNESEA’sof Zero-Net Energy Building Winner

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Educational Facilities and Construct Pro JULY Con Inc. is the Architect Ground Broken on Hall at SSC - Walsh Brothers Cover Focus EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENTS CM, Designed by DiMella Schaeffer Award Winners 2009 Club at the Neighborhoods at Woodlan Delta Tops Off Montessori - Seitz Architects

New UMass Student Apartment Complex Dedicated

breaking and for Student Ctr - to Acella Manchester, NH – Pro Con Inc is the ofGround the community is designed be anCM, Siemasko + Verbridge Architects architect and construction manager for the extension of their personal living space. Linbeck Expansion Reno `Woodland Club at the Neighborhoods at The lowerCompletes level of Tufts clubhouse willand offer Designed byand William Rawn Assoc rooms Woodland Pond. The 6,358 sf facility is a cardiovascular aerobic workout Erland Plans Fay School Phase 2 Amherst, MA - ARC/Architectural planned amenity for the new development with women’s and men’s locker rooms, BWK CM for Bishop Fenwick Cafeteria - Gray Resources Cambridge announced the of 487 condominiums in North Manchester, and a high-definition theater with stadium Architects dedication of four new residence halls which will be comprised of five distinct seating. Lee Kennedy Co. Helping to Bring New Life to designed by the firm for the University neighborhoods. There will Conservatory also be an outdoor pool, hot The Boston of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dimeo Waterford Development of Needham, tubHealthcare and cabanaFacilities facility as well as two tennis Construction Co. of Providence, R.I. was MAis the developer of the planned community, courts that will serve St. theElizabeth community. TheCtr. RF Walsh Completes Medical the construction manager for the $93 which will include The Highland Homes first floor will offer residents many options by SNHMC Opens New Birth Place - Designed million project. Lavallee Brensinger of 75 single-family residences; Woodview for entertaining, socializing and relaxing. Green Developmentgreat News UMass officials held a dedication & Curtainwall Cottages at Woodland Pond, which will The clubhouse’s room will feature Windows Higgins Expands in Green Development ceremony in August for the opening of consist of 158 town homes; Overlook at a cathedral ceiling, hardwood flooring, NESEA’s Zero-Net Energy Building Winner Woodland Pond, which will include 40 an oversized stone fireplace, comfortable the 864-bed project known as the North ity on behalf of a great project team that Aluminum, Zinc, TerraCotta, Trespa, Phenolic, AUGUST AUGUST town homes; The Carriage Homes, which seating options and two sets of French style Residential Area. included our staff, Dimeo Construction Cover Story Cover will total 64 units in eight buildings; and the doors thatStory open up to a screened porch. ARC completed the design of the Suffolk Construction Restores GSA’s Stainless Steel, and Copper Panel Systems Suffolk Construction Residences at Woodland Pond, which will The library will provideRestores a quiet GSA’s respite four new apartment-style residence halls John W. McCormack Federal Building John W. McCormack Federal Building consist of two 75-unit luxury buildings with with custom cabinetry, access to WIFI and in September of 2005 and construction Features Features Specialty Cladding • Metal Siding underground parking. Each neighborhood a flat screen TV. The dining room will Callahan Completes Canal Bluffs started in June 2005. Totaling 325,000 sf, UMass Amherst dorm roomCompletes Canal Bluffs Callahan will be its own condominium and participate offer formal seating for up to 16 persons, Facilities the five-story buildings were designed to Facilities PUMA IIDA Award - JC&A, Brookstone Gets Renovation Project - Tennant/housing inPUMA a master association which-one willthat own crown moldings, a built-in buffet Amherst since the early 1970s. prototype for UMass, willthe UMass Acoustic &Spagnolo Equipment Screens relate to HQ the Wins earlier residence halls that HQ Wins IIDA Award JC&A, Spagnolo Brookstone Getsand Renovation Project - area. Tennant/ Gisness and AHA Engineers Project Team Wallace Architects Woodland Club. The gourmet kitchen has been designed allow the University to stay competitive The University now has 45 residence Gisness and AHA Engineers Project Team incorporate brick exteriors, pitched roofs Wallace Architects ADD Inc Wins IIDA Awards awards Acella to Build Friendship HQ - Designed bywith The Neighborhoods atawards Woodland toAcella enable caterers prepare full ADD Inc Wins IIDA Awardsfrom toguests Build or Friendship HQ - Designed halls, however none are to designed in by other top universities around andDuffy dormers. A brick banding pattern In-House Gets IIDA Best Retail Project Award Engineering David Dunlap Duffy Gets IIDAenvironmentally-sensitive Best Retail Project Award Pond is an meals withDunlap easy accesslayout to the dining room. 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The community will offer the halls, call for thecompleted clubhouse’s exterior to have a Awards collegiate was in Church 1971. The oldest Build Modular Church of RDA ARC.to“Working together, we exceeded Awardscompetition among the houses. RDA to Build Modular benefits of a country lifestyle and still have stone façade on the ground floor level and BSA Award to Tro Jung|Brannen The complex is located near outdoor spaces residence hall is Thatcher, built in 1935. the University’s goal of providing a comBSA Award to Tro Jung|Brannen SUNRISE ERECTORS, INC easy access to the city’s extensive shopping, clapboard on the first floor. Construction Diggs PM for Award Winning SMSA - De- munity for students who want the conto Diggs encourage useAward of nearby fieldsSMSA for intraPM for Winning - De- With the addition of the New Student 290 Pine Street, signed by DuBose, O&G Industries CM Canton, MA 02021 dining andbyentertainment. of the clubhouse began in June 2006onand mural teams. Residences, UMass now provides signed DuBose, O&G Industries CM venience of on-campus housing with the Middletown High Wins CBC Award 781-828-8814 | F: 781-828-8244 The two-story Woodland Club will Pro Con has scheduled a December 2006 Middletown High Wins CBC Award The project marked the first new campus living space for approximately advantages of a more autonomous living Fresh Pond Reservation Awarded serve the Reservation social andconstruction recreational center completion date. Freshas Pond Awarded info@sunriseerectors.com | situation. www.sunriseerectors.com on-campus housing at 12,200 students. These residences represent a new UMass Amherst Lobby SLAM Wins AIA Awards

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Gilbane GetsTwo CBC Awards HMFH Wins Lighting Design Award Payette Wins Three Design Awards Reilly Wins Bell Ringer Award NEWBO Honors Lisa Wexler Mooney Awarded for Helmets to Hardhats Elaine Wins Family Business of the Year Award Brookstone Awarded State Project - Dignard Rhino PR Honored Architectural Architects Shawmut Honored By Wentworth Alumni Callahan Completes The Pro Shop Concord Hospital Awarded - Gilbane GC, De- JCA Completes Phase I for L1 Idenity Solutions signed by SBRA Grand Opening at Patriot Place, Pro Con archiChinatown Park Gets BSLA Honor Award tect and CM CLD Project Recognized TCC-MA Completes Hotel Reno - Achitect - ArShawna Bartkus Receives Award rowstreet - Interior Design - Intra-Spec Winn Project Awarded Shawmut Completes Eaton Vance’s New HQ IIDA Honors Lavallee Brensinger Project Designed by CBT Architects Features Stanley’s in Providence, Vision 3 Architects Jewett to Renovate Highland Goffe’s Falls El- Educational Facilities ementary School - CMK Architects Tufts Addition Opens - Bowdoin and Finegold LKC Nears Completion of Wheelock Reno Alexander Project Team Facilities Vision 3 Celebrates RIC Ribbon Cutting New Champions to Debut at Marriott Copley BC Cafeteria Renovation Complete - BWK GC - Project team Colliers Meredith & Grew, Delta Design Renovates Harvard Residence Gensler, Structure Tone Hecht & Associates Architect Delta Awarded Aquitaine Restaurant - Niemitz Suffolk Edu Begins New Charter Public School Design Group Architect URI Ocean Science Ctr Completed - Gilbane Exterior Designs to Renovate Credit Union CM, Designed by Burt, Hill Stantec Gets Rehabilitation Project - Hatch Mott Columbia Completes Bentley HQ - Designed by MacDonald and Brown and Caldwell MWRA Neumann/Smith and Allegro Interior Subconsultants EYP to Design Renovations at UNH Brookstone Completes Air���������������������� Nat’l Guard Reno Healthcare Facilities JCA to Renovate Hi Rise Office - Symmes Congress Cos. Expand Forest Manor Health Ctr ����������������� Maini & McKee and Cresa Partners Consigli to Oversee CMMC Expansion Kagan Designs Crossroads - Salce as GC Lee Kennedy to Renovate Jordan Hospital - DeSuffolk Tops Off Carpenters HQs - Project signed by JACA Architects Architect ADD Inc Nauset Completes EPOCH Phase II - Partners Columbia SOMA Beam Signing ��ILL WOODSIDE with The Architectural Team Grand Opening of 45 Province St.-Suffolk Bristol-Myers Squibb Builds Plant -Parsons C M �������������������������������������������� Construction GC, Designed by Bruner-Cott Multi-Housing Ribbon Cutting at Hampton Inn - Pro Con Inc Erland Completes Oak Grove Village - ICON ��������bwoodside���������������������� Architect and CM Architects

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SLAM Wins AIA Awards Gilbane GetsTwo CBC Awards HMFH Wins Lighting Design Award Payette Wins Three Design Awards Reilly Wins Bell Ringer Award NEWBO Honors Lisa Wexler Mooney Awarded for Helmets to Hardhats Elaine Wins Family Business of the Year Award Rhino PR Honored Shawmut Honored By Wentworth Alumni Concord Hospital Awarded - Gilbane GC, Designed by SBRA Chinatown Park Gets BSLA Honor Award CLD Project Recognized Shawna Bartkus Receives Award Winn Project Awarded IIDA Honors Lavallee Brensinger Project Features Jewett to Renovate Highland Goffe’s Falls Elementary School - CMK Architects LKC Nears Completion of Wheelock Reno Facilities New Champions to Debut at Marriott Copley - Project team Colliers Meredith & Grew, Gensler, Structure Tone Delta Awarded Aquitaine Restaurant - Niemitz Design Group Architect Exterior Designs to Renovate Credit Union Stantec Gets Rehabilitation Project - Hatch Mott MacDonald and Brown and Caldwell MWRA Subconsultants Brookstone Completes Air Nat’l Guard Reno JCA to Renovate Hi Rise Office - Symmes Maini & McKee and Cresa Partners Kagan Designs Crossroads - Salce as GC Suffolk Tops Off Carpenters HQs - Project Architect ADD Inc Columbia SOMA Beam Signing Grand Opening of 45 Province St.-Suffolk Construction GC, Designed by Bruner-Cott Ribbon Cutting at Hampton Inn - Pro Con Inc Architect and CM

Brookstone Awarded State Project - Dignard Architectural Architects Callahan Completes The Pro Shop JCA Completes Phase I for L1 Idenity Solutions Grand Opening at Patriot Place, Pro Con architect and CM TCC-MA Completes Hotel Reno - Achitect - Arrowstreet - Interior Design - Intra-Spec Shawmut Completes Eaton Vance’s New HQ Designed by CBT Architects Stanley’s in Providence, Vision 3 Architects Educational Facilities Tufts Addition Opens - Bowdoin and Finegold Alexander Project Team Vision 3 Celebrates RIC Ribbon Cutting BC Cafeteria Renovation Complete - BWK GC Delta Design Renovates Harvard Residence Hecht & Associates Architect Suffolk Edu Begins New Charter Public School URI Ocean Science Ctr Completed - Gilbane CM, Designed by Burt, Hill Columbia Completes Bentley HQ - Designed by Neumann/Smith and Allegro Interior EYP to Design Renovations at UNH Healthcare Facilities Congress Cos. Expand Forest Manor Health Ctr Consigli to Oversee CMMC Expansion Lee Kennedy to Renovate Jordan Hospital - Designed by JACA Architects Nauset Completes EPOCH Phase II - Partners with The Architectural Team Bristol-Myers Squibb Builds Plant -Parsons C M Multi-Housing Erland Completes Oak Grove Village - ICON Architects

December, 2009


High-Profile Monthly’s 2009Year in Review SEPTEMBER

Focus: Educational Facilities Developments

Canterbury School Nears Completion - A.P. Construction CM Environments at Work Provides Furniture for New School Rashi School Cornerstone Dedication - Green Design by HMFH Architects Two New Academic Project for Payette C.E. Floyd Builds School - Peterman Architects Suffolk Education Renovating New Boston Renaissance Charter School Sixteen Schools Go Green International Village Completed - Designed by Office Resources and Gensler Features KBE Completes Projects at Three Conncecticut Technical High Schools Residential Village at Montserrat College of Art


Siemasko & Verbridge Architects, Windover GC Johnson & Wales Development - Tso Kobus Architects - Bacon Construction GC Delta Design Completes RL Corkin Visual Arts Center - Imai Keller Moore Architects Aetna’s Atrium Building Reno- Designed by Perkins+Will

Focus: Interior Facilities Development News

Mount Ida Veterinary Ctr - Designed by CBT Architects - Built by Cutler Associates Facilities Erland Gets Covidien Project Suffolk Begins Kroc Community Ctr - Collaborates with The Architectural Team Consigli Tops Off LDS Church Stake - Burt, Hill Architect New So. Boston Waterfront Project - Elkus Manfredi Architects Consigli Completes Dining Commons Schwartz/Silver Architects Groundbreaking for Grace Capital Church - Salo Dixon Architects. FCC Chosen for Boutique Fit Out Page Completes Renovation - Designed by Dyer Brown New Vets Ctr Nears Completion - Kuhn Riddle Architects Healthcare Facilities Margulies Perruzzi Completes Clinic - Cutler CM Green Development News DPU Approves Utility Solar Ownership Clean Energy: A Fresh Look at Old Ideas Green Roundtable’s New Leadership Program

Innovative Office Design Positively Impacts the Workplace OR Completes e-Dialog HQ - Designed by SG&A Abby Park Restaurant Opens - Designed by Steve Todisco & BKA Architects MPA Designs Sapient HQ Antinozzi Completes Ryan Partnership North Branch to Rehab Vet’s Housing - Architectural Design by George Hickey BKA Designs First US Radley London BWK Renovates School Field House Features Outpatient Care Center - SBRA, Walsh Brothers, RF Walsh, and McNamara/Salvia Team Up Allegro Interior and Columbia Construction Collaborate for Bentley Motors’ New HQs

Delphi Completes New England Deaconess Assocation Campus - EGA Architects Mass General/North Shore Medical Center Unveils Outpatient Care Center - SBRA, Walsh Brothers, RFWalsh, Collaborative Partners, and McNamara/Salvia Team Up Suffolk Education Proceeding on Restoration of Historic Modern Theatre Façade and Construction of New Theater and Residence Hall New England Carpenter’s Center - Training Opportunities and Technology Propel Construction IT Offices for SEAS at Harvard University Callahan Renovates 303 Third Street - BKA Architect Barr & Barr Builds Cancer Ctr -SMRT Designs Facilities Atlantic Wharf ‘Topped Off’ - CBT Architects QBJ Breaks Ground for BJ’s Club - CM&B Builds, Cubellis Designs GSA Locates in Lakeville Corp. Pk - Canpro Developer, BKA Architect , JC&A TRO Jung|Brannen Wins Kuwait Project Three Projects Go to Lee Kennedy Trinity Completes Stores at Legacy Place 1330 Boylston St. Pool/Terrace - GC Ashling Inc.; Architects, Elkus Manfredi North Branch Restoration Phase III of Historical Meeting House Educational Facilities Eight School Commissions for HMFH Phase I of UMass Project Completed, Payette Architect JM Coull Completes Labs BWK to Renovate Newman School Cannon Designs BU Student Residence Bufftree Completes St. George Church - Rescom Architect Construction of New Hotel Celebrated - Pro Con Design-Builder Healthcare Facilities Women & Infants Hospital Project

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December, 2009


High-Profile Monthly’s 2009Year in Review NOVEMBER

Cover Story Tishman CM Builder for Multiple Building Restorations at New England Conservatory - Wessling Arrchitects Designs

Focus: Educational Facilities HMFH Completes Phase I of Metropolitan Regional Career and Tech Ctr Payette Breaks Ground at Univ of Rhode Island Riverview School Under Construction - Siemasko + Verbridge Architects, Acella GC Wheeler School Holds Topping-Off - Shawmut Design CM, Ed Wojcik Architect North Branch CM for New School - Banwell Architects Designers Bowdoin Completes Tufts Reno - Designed by Moser Pilon Nelson Middle School Completed ARC, RFS and Harvey Features Admiral Completes Unit for Med Ctr - Steffian Bradley and Thompson Consultants Design Rhino -- PR Key to Successful Business Shawmut Completes Lobby Renovations for Equity Office, 225 Franklin and 100 High St. Historic Church Reconstructed - Michael Rosenfeld, Architect, Marc Truant CM New Additions and Renovations at Newtown High, Morganti CM, Designed by Fletcher Thompson Delphi CM for the Groves in Lincoln Barr & Barr Opens Fire/EMS Station - AMES

Architects BU’s Student Residence Hall Opens - Designed by Cannon Facilities Wessling Architects Creates a “Center of Manufacturing Excellence” in Costa Rica Suffolk Wins Submarine Base Project Constant Contact First Phase Complete - JC&A., Visnick & Caulfield, WB Engineers and Boston Properties Collaborate Shawmut Renovates MBL’s Loeb Lab Pleon Yacht Club Renovated - Siemasko + Verbridge, Windover Collaborate Norwalk Treatment Plant Breaks Ground Bufftree Begins Factory Conversion, Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects Corrections Center Groundbreaking - North Branch CMA Designed by Sheerr McCrystal Palson EMD Serono Tops Off Research Facility Stephen Stimson to Design Gateway Park The Shops at Quonset Point -- Integrated Bldrs CM, Bergmeyer Architect A.P. Breaks Ground on Town Projects- Bianco Giolitto Weston Architects Jewett Renovates Bank - Designed by Hamilton Wilkes of Harry R. Feldman Selected by Museum of Science NER Construction to Gets Renovation Project for New England Conservatory Spaceworks Renovates Mill for Kel - Mostue & Associates Architects Educational Facilities Industrial Site Converted to School - RF Walsh PM, Designed by Regent Gateway Community College Project - Perkins + Will Architect Multi Housing Acella Celebrates Briarcliffe Opening -Vision 3 Architects Eastview at Middlebury Gets OK, Gawron Turgeon Architects

BWK GC for Whipple Riverview Place Tocci Awarded New Street Residences - Designed by Khalsa Design Brightview Sr Living Community Nearly Complete - Pro Con Architect and CM Hamilton Completes 601 Albany St. Condo

501 Eastern Ave. Phase III Underway, Federal Construction CM Luna Design Architects McArthur Home Completed - Designed by Gawron Turgeon Architects, Constructed by TPD Construction

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December, 2009


Tufts completes five-Story Vertical Expansion High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

ARc Architect - Shawmut Design gc Boston, mA - Dedication ceremonies held recently at the Tufts University School of Dental medicine culminated an ambitious 22-month vertical expansion development in one of Boston’s most densely-populated neighborhoods. University officials, city of Boston representatives and community leaders celebrated the grand opening of a five-story, 95,000sf vertical addition on top of the existing 10-story Tufts University School of Dental medicine building in Boston’s chinatown. The original building, built in 1972, was designed to be a 16-story structure; however, the building plan was revised and only 10 floors were constructed at that time. The top five floors recently added include two new clinical patient floors, an expanded simulation laboratory, teaching facilities, a continuing education conference center and administrative offices. ARc, a national architectural, planning and interior design firm, provided the design and programming services and served as the architect for the $68 million project at one Kneeland Street. The general contractor for the project was Shawmut Design and construction. The expansion was designed to integrate contemporary forms and materials within the framework of the existing pre-cast concrete building.

while addressing the rigorous modular order of the original 1970s design, the new vertical addition uses a glass and aluminum curtain wall system and white metal panels to contrast the heavier forms of the existing concrete structure. By integrating a new architectural vocabulary and extending it to the street level, the final design forms a prominent new main entry for the Dental School. The existing egress stair at the corner of the building has also been transformed into a glass The expansion’s transparent glass exterior façade probeacon that marks the vides significant day-lighting to save energy gateway to the Tufts health Sciences Boston campus. save energy and add to the sustainable The expansion’s transparent characteristics of the design. glass exterior façade not only results As part of Boston’s mandate for in a dramatic new image for the Densustainable design, the addition and tal School but also provides the added renovation were designed and built benefit of incorporating significant with the goal of LEED certification. day-lighting strategies for the building interior, all of which are designed to

furniture meets Architecture Salisbury, cT - Spec’s Design group, of Springfield, Mass. and The Aram Kaz Co., of Wethersfield, Conn. maintain that great architecture makes a building successful and great furniture makes a successful building perform. By marrying form and function, furniture defines the experience of any interior space. The team recently completed the design, specification and procurement of furniture for the new athletic facility at the Salisbury School. A hierarchy of furniture was established for the diverse activity zones, including a rinkside viewing room, a lounge and event space. flexibility, durability, aesthetics and pricing were essential criteria evaluated in the selection of each zone’s products. gary Kazanjian of The Aram Kaz co. said, “we sought the best quality furniture we could find within the client’s budget. Our job was to help select the best, then to provide all the service needed to get it there and keep it there – procurement, installation and maintenance.” Beginning with a keen insight into the personality of the Salisbury School campus and an understanding of the range of needs to be served, Spec’s designed clusters of café tables and seating to provide a casual bistro experience, while the comfortable lounge chairs invite relaxation and a home-like feeling. Now Salisbury School’s logo graces mobile seating that can be reconfigured for any type of event. Students, families and alumni are sure to feel welcomed and in tune with the Salisbury School campus culture in this beautiful space where the furniture will perform – along with the athletes – for years to come.

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December, 2009


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Science & Engineering School Opens Diggs PM - JCJ Architects Hartford, CT - Faculty, guests, project participants and the community joined together to attend the ribboncutting dedication ceremony of University High School of Science and Engineering. The 85,000sf building, designed by JCJ Architecture, became the educational home to approximately 400 students when it officially opened for the 2009-2010 University High School of Science and Engineering school year on August 31. and Engineering has a collegiate design Diggs Construction, LLC was the program manager for Hartford’s and theme to encourage students to pursue school construction project, and The Pike higher education and study all fields relatCompany of Rochester, N.Y. was the con- ed to science, engineering, and technology. struction manager for the $41.6 million The school is part of the city’s improvement plan to raise the bar academically for project. University High School of Science all 24,000 students.

No. Branch to Build Kingswood High CMK Architects Wolfeboro, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has been awarded the contract to build a new 51,000sf multi-purpose building at the Kingswood Regional High School Campus in Wolfeboro. The project also includes new synthetic and natural turf athletic fields as well as a geothermal ground heat exchanger

piping system to serve the entire campus. The multi-purpose building includes a 900-seat auditorium with classrooms and locker rooms. CMK Architects of Manchester are the architects for the $16 million project, which will be completed in December 2010.

l to r: Dr. Carolyn Turk, City Councilor Larry Ward, Vice Mayor Sam Seidel, Mayor E. Denise Simmons, School Committee Member Joe Grassi, City Manager Robert Healy, city councilors David Maher and Henrietta Davis, George Metzger of HMFH Architects, Deputy City Manager Richard Rossi.

Cambridge School Enters 2nd Phase Consigli Const. and HMFH Architects Team Cambridge, MA - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. and HMFH Architects, Inc. announced the completion of Phase 1 construction improvements at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. The $85 million multi-phase renovation program will revitalize 400,000sf of the high school’s academic space, originally constructed in 1933 and expanded in 1978. In Phase 1A, the team concentrated on the library space, performing a complete renovation of finishes and building systems. Covering two floors, the work consisted of installing new casework and finishes, as well as making numerous building systems improvements to enhance efficiency. These included new light fixtures, a new high-efficiency HVAC system with rooftop units and new high-efficiency boilers in the building’s boiler room. In addition to

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December, 2009


High-Profile Feature: YMCA Renovations

R.h. white completes YmcA Renovations


orcester, mA - The R.h. white construction company of Auburn has completed renovations and additions at two YmcA facilities in worcester. The YmcA of central massachusetts, in existence since 1854, is comprised of facilities in three locations: The central community Branch on main Street in worcester, The greendale family Branch on Shore Drive in worcester, and The Boroughs family Branch on Valente Drive in westborough. The central Branch facility, which also houses the administrative staff, was built in 1920 and remained the sole location until construction of the greendale facility in 1978. Both branches enjoyed robust memberships but were limited in their ability to grow due to space constraints. In addition to this, the YmcA also realized that it needed to update its facilities in order to remain competitive. It created conceptual plans, established a budget, and began a capital campaign to raise money. The Y chose construction management at Risk as its project delivery method and began an RfQ/Rfp process for both architects and construction managers. Because the needs of the two facilities were distinct, it chose to treat each as a separate

YMCA Central entrance project during this process. During the proposal phase, R.h. white offered a discount if awarded both projects simultaneously by taking advantage of shared project management costs. R.h. white was selected as the cm for both projects. The architects chosen were Sheskey Architects of Quincy for the greendale Branch and Drummey, Rosane, Anderson (DRA) of Newton for thecentral Branch. In each case the YmcA set the control budget for the guaranteed maximum price based upon its conceptual plans and the projected fundraising amounts. greendale was set at $3.2 million and central at $3.6 million. Both projects began in earnest with a review of the desired out-

YMCA Greendale Family Branch Architect - Sheskey Architects general contractor - R.H. White Companies, Inc. Site / civil Engineer - Waterman Associates Structural Engineer - Veitas & Veitas Engineers, Inc. mechanical and Electrical Engineering - AHA Consulting Engineers hVAc - J.S. Mortimer, Inc.

comes against the control budgets. The strength of the cm process is that all of the project stakeholders are involved early enough to significantly influence the project. Both teams set about an iterative process of value engineering, alternative design analysis, and scope reviews to bring the gmp under the control budget. Another strength of the cm process is that construction can begin prior to the final design being completed. This proved particularly helpful at the greendale facility, where the major portion of the project involved construction of a 9,000sf addition for a new wellness center. At the completion of approximately 60% construction, the excavation and foundation work for this addition was started in order to avoid extra costs due to winter conditions. The perimeter of the wellness center contains an indoor running track, a portion of which extends into the original facility. In order to reduce the overall footprint, this portion is enclosed and suspended above a former racquetball court. In addition to the wellness center, renovations were made to the locker rooms, a new hot tub was constructed, and three exercise studios were built. The exercise studios were built in the location of the former wellness center and running track. Upgrades to the lobby and creation of a covered walkway made up the remainder of this project. The central Branch also suffered from an outdated and crowded wellness center. Through design reviews with the Y, DRA, and R.h.white, it was determined that the best space for the wellness center was to expand into where the administra-

tive offices were. These offices would be moved to a former five-story school building that is connected to the YmcA facility. This building had previously been used for child care and group activities such as a teen center. In order to meet the needs of the Y moving forward, the mechanical functions were completely updated, new interior finishes installed, and an additional elevator installed. With the administrative offices relocated to their new space, work proceeded to convert the former location into a 7,400sf wellness center. In addition, locker rooms were upgraded, the lobby area was reconfigured and upgraded, and one of the existing gymnasiums was converted into exercise studios. one of the main issues facing the central Branch location was a lack of visibility from the street. The Y felt that increasing its presence was critical to attracting new members. To this end, a 50foot tall light tower was constructed at the front entrance, creating the “draw� from the street that makes it impossible for anyone to miss. As with the greendale project, parking space needed to be increased. At central this required demolition of a 2,000sf building, sitework, utilities and repaving. Both locations needed to continue to operate during construction, requiring extensive scheduling with the staff as well as temporary barriers and alternate walkways. membership increases have exceeded expectations at both locations, and many members have gone out of their way to compliment the YmcA and R.h. white on a job well done.

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December, 2009


High-Profile Feature: YMCA Renovations

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December, 2009


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Colantonio Completes College Hall Childs Bertram and Tseckares Architects Fitchburg, MA - Colantonio, Inc. of Holliston recently completed construction of a new 104-bed dormitory within the existing Mara Village dormitory complex located at Fitchburg State College. The newest and greenest building on campus, this new dormitory at Mara Village addresses a critical shortfall in the college’s inventory and serves to tie together the existing upper and lower villages. Construction Manager Colantonio, Inc. teamed up with Childs Bertram and Tseckares Architects, Inc. (CBT Architects) of Boston on this design-build construction project. Their combined experience and success working on critical higher education projects throughout the commonwealth proved to be a key factor to ensure that this essential new dormitory for the college came in on time and within budget. Named after the late Dr. Vincent Mara – the college’s longtime president – Mara Village was comprised of a series of seven student residences and one common building built in 1989. Mara Village’s newest residence hall building is a five-story 40,000sf building that features 43 student suites. Each suite is home to eight students and contains two bathrooms with a shared living space. Encompassing a total design solution, the once disjointed Mara Village is now tied together, first by a grand stairway

that serves to connect the upper village with the lower village – a change in elevation of 40 feet, second with new walkways and improved lighting and third by the addition of a common space centrally located within the new residence hall. Each element serves to provide a cohesive and integrated look and feel to Mara Village. The new residence hall at Mara Village is a LEED Certified Silver rated building. It was designed to maximize energy savings and reduce overall water consumption on camp. The new central residence hall also features all energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment and allows students to monitor their energy use by room to determine how conservative they are. At the same time, carbon dioxide emissions were reduced and indoor air quality was improved with low VOC applications throughout. In addition to low VOC materials, a combination of pre-consumer and postconsumer rated materials was used on this project. These included locally available

Mara Village dormitory complex products, poured-in-place concrete, struc- and distributed to local recycling centers. tural steel, ornamental metals, and certified Additional work completed on campus wood, carpet and impact rubber flooring included life safety improvements to the materials. Dual flush toilets and low flow existing seven buildings of Mara Village, shower and kitchen faucets were also used. and renovations to Aubuchon Hall during And all recyclable products were sorted summer intercessions.

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High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

The Residences at River’s Edge Designed by CUBE 3 Medford, MA CUBE 3 Studio of Lawrence designed the recently completed Residences at River’s Edge for Criterion Development Partners. With a view of downtown Boston, and 15 foot ceilings in the top floor units, this new residential project in Medford blends urban sophistication with Recently completed Residences at River’s Edge expansive green spaces, include below grade parking, a large comexterior courtyards, and broad views of the munity clubhouse, and has easy access to Malden River. the rail system. The 220 contemporary luxury units

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Landmark Completes Housing Units Steedle & Capone Architects Melrose MA, - Landmark Structures Corporation recently completed rehabilitation of a Caritas Communities Inc. former nursing home in Melrose into a 14-unit single room occupancy facility for low income individuals. The $1.1 million project included the gut/rehab of the 10,000sf former MacKenzie Nursing Home into 14 single-rooms with private bathrooms and a common kitchen area. The project encompassed all new finishes, doors, windows, roofing, siding and mechanical systems. The building utilized energy-efficient practices and meets the requirements of Massachusetts New Homes with EnergyStar. The project received funding from the commonwealth of MA Department of Housing & Community Development and the North Suburban Consortium.

Landmark Vine Street Housing Architect for the project was Russell Scott Steedle & Capone Architects, Inc. of Cambridge. “We’re proud to have had the opportunity to work on this affordable housing project and take satisfaction in knowing that it will provide another residential choice for low income residents in the Melrose area,” said William J. Glasser, president/CEO of Landmark Structures.



December, 2009


High-Profile Cover Story: Bowdoin Continues Growth in Academic and Healthcare Sectors

Bowdoin continues growth in Academic and healthcare Sectors


ver the past decade, Bowdoin has experienced its most significant growth in the academic and healthcare sectors, focusing on private colleges, independent schools, special needs schools, recreational facilities, medical centers, hospitals, and not-for-profit institutions. Some of Bowdoin’s clients for 2009 include Tufts University, gordon college, Solomon Schechter School of greater Bos-

ton, massachusetts golf Association, St. Anne’s hospital, fresenius medical care, constitution Surgery centers, harbor health Services, and Self help, Inc. Bowdoin’s commitment to providing a proactive solutions-based approach to the design and construction process has helped the firm foster a long list of repeat clients who have come to rely on Bowdoin’s experienced staff and hands-on principals.

St. Anne’s Hospital, Pain Management Center procedure room Architect: Vision 3 Architects. Photographer: Gregg Shupe

Bowdoin celebrates opening of St. Anne’s hospital pain management ctr St. Anne’s Hospital, Pain Management Center lobby/reception area Architect: Vision 3 Architects. Photographer: Gregg Shupe


wansea, mA – Bowdoin construction recently celebrated the opening of St. Anne’s hospital’s new pain management center in Swansea. The open house was held in November and included hospital representatives, pain management center staff and the design and construction team for the new facility. prior to construction, Bowdoin worked for several months on pre-construction planning in coordination with the hospital, murphy & mcmanus consultants and Vision 3 Architects. The project entailed an 11,000sf fitout of a second-story space within an active medical environment. careful coordination was maintained with

the existing surgery center to sustain their ongoing operations, and IcRA procedures were enforced throughout construction. The new facility has all-new mEp systems and houses 10 exam rooms, three procedure rooms, pre-op/phase I recovery, phase II recovery, a private recovery room, nurses’ station, business office, doctors’ offices and a large reception area. With offices in Needham, Mass. and East Berlin, conn., Bowdoin construction is one of the New England region’s leading construction management and general contracting firms, focused on providing a solutions-based approach to each of its client’s specific building needs.

St. Anne’s Hospital, Pain Management Center recovery area Architect: Vision 3 Architects. Photographer: Gregg Shupe


December, 2009


High-Profile Cover Story: Bowdoin Continues Growth in Academic and Healthcare Sectors

Bowdoin Receives ABC Award for Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center


oston, MA – Bowdoin Construction was recently recognized at Build Boston with an ABC Excellence in Construction Merit Award for the Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center. The two-phase project, designed by Finegold Alexander + Associates, was completed in March of this year, and the awards ceremony took place at the Seaport Hotel in Boston in November. Phase 1 of the Agnes Varis Campus Center required the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a former Grafton State Hospital nurses’ housing facility. This historic 16,000sf four-story structure was built in 1913 and had been vacant and abandoned for the past 30 years. The project involved building envelope renovations including the replacement of all windows, repair of the slate roof, repair and repointing of all masonry and a new river stone terrace. Interior work included demolition, shoring and removal of all interior bearing walls, fitout of a new commercial kitchen and dining facilities, student lounges, faculty offices, a book store, fitness center, men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers, a four-stop elevator, handicapped lift, and all new MEP/FP systems and finishes. Phase 2 required the addition of a new 7,200sf auditorium/lecture hall onto the recently opened campus center. The new two-story steel frame and masonry structure features a tiered-seating auditorium to accommodate 200 students and includes acoustical paneling and A/V systems. Upscale common areas include large reception corridors at both levels with floor to ceiling millwork and retroplated concrete flooring. The exterior features an entrance plaza with sitting wall, a two-story

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center new dining facility- Grafton, MA. Architect: Finegold Alexander + Associates. Photographer: Gregg Shupe

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center auditorium addition - Grafton, MA. Architect: Finegold Alexander + Associates. Photographer: Gregg Shupe

glass vestibule and a facade of brick, slate panels, sculpted slate, metal paneling and glass curtain wall. The path to completion was extremely well executed through a well orchestrated team effort of owner, architect and construction manager. The final product represents top quality design and construction for a building that is now the jewel of the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine campus.

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center and Auditorium. New 200-seat auditorium with long distance learning technology Grafton, Mass. Architect: Finegold Alexander + Associates. Photographer: Gregg Shupe


December, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Griffin Land Facility

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by Robert Graham, AIA ire Rack, Inc., a national distributor of performance tires and related products, recently opened its new warehouse and distribution center in Windsor, Conn. Cutler Associates designed and built the 304,000sf facility for developer and owner Griffin Land. The team was challenged to deliver the large-scale project within a tight timeframe. It was imperative for Tire Rack to be open and ready to ship going into the winter season. The $9 million project was delivered on a six-month construction schedule. To successfully meet the project’s aggressive delivery schedule, the development team elected to use tilt-wall construction – a building method in which concrete panels are cast on-site, using the floor slab as a working platform. The panels are then tilted up with the help of a crane and held in place with temporary bracing until the roof is added. Erecting walls with tilt-up panels is faster than building walls using traditional construction techniques. The trades can begin work earlier, which allows greater overlapping of project phases. “The tilt-wall construction process proved to take weeks off our typical con-


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High-Profile Feature: Griffin Land Facility

Tire Rack’s new warehouse and distribution center.

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Aerial view of the new site . Continued from previous page struction schedule,” said Tim lescalleet, senior vice president of Griffin Land. “We utilized the most cost-effective and timeefficient building technologies to deliver the project on time.” while speed, durability, and quality are compelling reasons why owners are choosing tilt-up construction, value, reduced construction costs, and flexibility are added benefits that cannot be overlooked. lower raw material costs combined with smaller work crews and a shortened construction schedule translated into lower project costs for Griffin Land and Tire Rack. The facility was constructed for $28 per square foot, an extremely economical solution for companies looking to expand under today’s economic conditions. The technology used provided an efficient and flexible design for the building. The load-bearing walls of tilt-up construction eliminate the need for perimeter

columns, creating more usable space. The floor is extremely level in this method of construction, an important attribute in many distribution and warehouse facilities. moreover, with site approvals in place to grow the facility to 450,000sf, the modular design of the tilt panels allows for efficient expansion. Delivering value, speed and responsiveness, quality, durability, reduced construction costs, and ongoing cost savings in operating expenses, tilt-up construction is the best choice for a wide range of commercial construction projects. Using integrated project delivery methods cutler Associates offers a single-source approach to the design and construction of tilt-up concrete facilities. The team has worked together to deliver 58 tilt-up projects totaling nearly 12 million sf. Robert graham, AIA is principal and director, corporate/Industrial Division for cutler Associates.


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High-Profile: News

Jc&A completes Acosta hQ Jones lang laSalle Architect

marlborough, mA - J. calnan & As- tect. In conjunction with the Acosta projsociates, Inc. (Jc&A) recently completed the corporate headquarters for Acosta, a ect, the J. calnan & Associates team was also working directly for the building ownsales and marketing company. located in marlborough the 90,000sf er, TA Associates Realty, on renovations to corporate headquarters included a phased the space previously leased by Acosta. the firstFax: floor617.801.02 build-out the Hancock basementStreet, and four floorsMA 02169The team demolished Tel: 617.801.0200 Presidents Place,of1250 Quincy, in an occupied building. The dated space entry stair and mezzanine to create a dediwas brought back to life with the construc- cated atrium entryway with 40+ foot high tion of new offices and cutting-edge con- ceilings, new tile floors, fabric-wrapped ference rooms as well as new paint, carpet panel walls and refurbished millwork trims with wainscoting at the entryway. The vaand millwork over multiple floors. The first-floor kitchen and cafeteria cated first-floor kitchen space was comwere completely demolished and replaced pletely remodeled as well and is now a The public lobby shown here is one of the common areas shared by the town of Harby a new contemporary cafeteria and din- finished office space ready to be occupied, wich’s fire and police departments in the recently completed new public safety facility. ing lounge. modern furniture, state-of-the- complete with a new kitchenette, a highart appliances, energy-efficient windows end conference room and several executive and a new entry door to allow access to the offices. In addition, the common areas were back parking lot through the cafeteria com- all refreshed and a new glass door entryway pleted the space. was installed to separate the building lobby Jones lang laSalle was the archifrom Acosta’s custom reception area. harwich, mA - The town of har- signing police and fire stations to be the

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wich’s police department has moved from its old, antiquated building into its newly constructed, $9 million, state-of-the-art public safety quarters. Ray Jefferson, chairman of the allvolunteer building committee, calls the completion of the new police station and joint dispatch facility at the fire station a “Town of harwich success story” and “the first true public safety facility on Cape cod.” The building committee selected Bufftree Building company of New Bedford for its considerable experience in de-

general contractor. Kaestle Boos Associates of foxboro was chosen as the architect. Six months of needs assessment produced the final drawings for a 21,000sf , two-story basement and renovated dispatch area in the existing fire station. The police and fire departments were joined into a public safety facility with jointly shared areas such as the public lobby, the Eoc/training room, the records keeping room, the joint dispatch, the fitness room, the male and female locker rooms, the vehicle maintenance areas and the small vehicle and equipment storage areas.

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chase mills project Receives Award Jc&A and Sasaki Recognized watertown, mA - J. calnan & Associates reported that chase mills, located in watertown, recently received the 2009 coreNet Award of Excellence in the “large Tenant Renovation” category. working closely with Sasaki, wozny/ Barbar & Associates and Richmond So Engineers, the team successfully transformed one of the nation’s oldest lEED EB certified buildings. The project included the complete renovation of the entrance lobby and reception area as well as the addition of several high-tech conference & meeting rooms, bathrooms, a kitchenette, a spa-

cious breezeway and expansive exterior deck made of FSC Certified Garapa hardwood with concealed fasteners throughout and lED lighting accents at the perimeter. In addition, the team reduced the building’s electricity loads by 35% with the installation of energy-efficient lighting and controls. They also reduced the overall water usage by using high-efficiency fixtures as well as diverted 68% of potential waste from the landfill through expanded in-house recycling programs. This resulted in an EnergyStar rating improvement from 53 to 93 as well as $90,000 in annual savings.

cT ABc helps the military Rocky hill, cT - Associated Builders and contractors of connecticut, Inc. (cT ABc) announced the start of another “open Shop Salute” project. This project in griswold will help an army family in immediate need of a new roof. The husband, a reservist, will soon be on his way to Afghanistan. Started in January of 2009, the “open Shop Salute” community service program’s goal is to give back to service men and women and their families by providing construction services and maintenance to their homes. The most recent project was completed for a hartford family and was the most labor-intensive to date.


December, 2009


High-Profile Corporate Profile: LittleFoot Energy

can my organization Afford To go green? A case of putting the cart Before the horse! Somerville, mA - Although littlefoot Energy began as a solar energy developer, they soon discovered that they could provide the greatest value to customers by helping them navigate the options and complexity within the new energy landscape of renewable incentives policy, carbon credits and technology risk. Allowing technology to lead the discussion is a clear case of ready, fire, aim. “The reality of the renewable energy landscape is that project economics rely extensively on a building owner’s ability to take advantage of available incentives. without incentives, economics are significantly jeopardized – game changing really. prioritizing which energy investments make the most sense is therefore significantly driven by the ability to monetize and benefit by available incentives. As a result, specializing in structuring energy improvement projects that help customers maximize lucrative incentives has become littlefoot’s core competency,” says Kevin poulsen, cEo of littlefoot Energy corporation In 2008, littlefoot expanded its offering, and now helps organizations prioritize, fund, implement and verify a broad range of energy improvement projects that save energy, increase the bottom line, and position for a strengthened competitive future. one of their earliest success stories was The longfellow clubs, a premier racquet and fitness facility in the Boston area. In 2007, littlefoot was tasked with creating a business case for implementing solar energy. But in what poulsen refers to as “eleventh hour jitters”, it turned out that agreement on the strength of the deal economics between the customer and the customer’s tax council was not fully established - ultimately delaying the process. “we often found that the dialogue would stall at the point when it became time to establish the value of the renewable energy incentives, and the impact those incentives have on the overall investment opportunity,” says poulsen. But with challenge came the opportunity to streamline. The solar system put in place at The longfellow clubs replaces 50 percent of the annual fossil fuel to meet the facility’s energy demand for heating their pool, Jacuzzi, and showers, while reducing the unit cost of energy by 57%. But learning from what works, as follow-on to the solar implementation, littlefoot signed the club chain to a norisk energy performance guarantee called the littlefoot Energy guaranteed Business case™, an approach that sets ups clear investment targets for projects up-front, and before any work starts. projects are sought that meet or exceed those targets, or there is no cost to the customer. projects can be funded through an energy savings program that pays for the improvements through the resulting energy savings, providing positive cash flow from day one, with no or little money out of pocket. littlefoot is able to guarantee its projected savings with a performance bond, resulting in a project that reliably delivers on customer investment

A LittleFoot Energy solar installation in Malden, MA targets. Key to littlefoot’s approach is structuring projects that maximize lucrative renewable energy incentives by integrating renewables with traditional efficiency measures – creating hybrid systems that result in superior financial benefit and lower total cost of energy. In 2008, littlefoot developed a business case for a university in cambridge. The resulting solution integrated solar with energy recovery from a nearby steam tunnel. The cost savings were enormous: the energy recovery portion now provides 65% of the total energy contribution for one-third of the capital cost, providing improved capital recovery, and the solar system’s 25-year system life provides long-term cash flow benefits and energy expense predictability. The integrated system also benefits by sharing costs for controls, engineering, project management, and finance while also allowing application of renewable energy incentives to portions that would otherwise be considered part of the heat recovery system. Other key benefits of the solution included a no-money up-front power purchase agreement (ppA) procurement that allows a non-profit to indirectly benefit from tax based incentives. This allowed an entity with nonprofit status to realize all the benefits of a solar project, i.e. predictable long term energy expense, co2 reduction, green bragging rights, improved operating profit and building asset value, while securing the option to purchase the system anytime at a 47% discount

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December, 2009


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

consigli oversees food Bank facility Boston, mA - consigli oversaw construction of the greater Boston food Bank’s new warehouse and distribution facility, creating new headquarters for one of Boston’s most important and recognized non profit organizations. one of the largest warehouses in Boston, it is designed to accommodate 40 million pounds of food and contains 33,000sf dedicated to dry storage and 100,000cf for refrigerated and frozen product. In addition to the added space, Greater Boston Food Bank’s new warehouse and which will enable the food Bank to distribution facility. realize a 15% increase in distribusoils was not high enough to support the tion capacity within its first year of operation, it also has gained more freezer proposed facility, requiring complex siteand cooler space, refrigerated docks, and work to both decontaminate the site and make the necessary reinforcements to suprefrigerated shopping areas. Before construction began, the site port the building. The project is targeting lEED Silver was remediated of contaminated soils. Additionally, the structural capacity of the certification by the USGBC.

white completes cSo project Auburn, mA - The R.h. white construction company recently completed construction of a combined Sewer overflow (cSo) facility for the city of chicopee. During periods of heavy rain, raw sewage that previously flowed untreated into the connecticut River will now be diverted through this facility to be disinfected. The construction cost was $14.8 million and the project took 24 months to complete. This facility will eliminate 143

million gallons per year of untreated combined sewage discharge. R.h. white has completed three cSo projects on the connecticut River in the past four years. The chicopee medina Street cSo and the holyoke Berkshire Street cSo have prevented an additional 450 million gallons per year of untreated combined sewage from flowing into the river.

The steel is erected and the wood framing is underway for Keene’s first green hotel.

Keene’s first green hotel framed pro con Design Builder Keene, Nh – The steel is erected and the wood framing is underway for Keene’s newest hotel, a 65,795sf courtyard by marriott located in Railroad Square. pro con Inc of manchester is the design builder for the $8.1 million project, which is located one block from Keene’s downtown business district. Schleicher &Stebbins hotels of manchester, Nh and oleo corporation of ludlow, VT are the owners and colwen management of Nashua, N.h. will manage the hotel. laconia Savings Bank is providing the financing. pro con Inc and the hotel owners are intending and pursuing to make the court-

yard by Marriott LEED certified from the US green Building council. pro con Inc is using regional & recycled materials in construction and is incorporating environmentally beneficial strategies in the hotel’s development and daily operations. The Courtyard by Marriott will be Keene’s first environmentally friendly “green” hotel. The five-story hotel will offer 100 guestrooms, including four suites. plans include a bistro and lounge area, 2,100sf of flexible meeting space, a business center, guest market and an indoor pool and fitness room. pro con Inc is on schedule for a may 2010 completion date for the new hotel.


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cherry wood paneling throughout the lobby, granite countertops, three-form glass boxes, stainless steel ornamental handrails, a glass block bridge in the atrium lobby, and aluminum door frames with side light “interior windows.” The project also included construction of a 182-foot connector bridge to link the new building to the existing headquarters building at the third-floor level. This fully-enclosed, climate-controlled pedestrian bridge spans protected wetlands between the buildings.

December, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Nathan Bishop Middle School

Agostini construction co. opens Nathan Bishop middle School Designed by Architecture Involution


rovidence, RI - Agostini construction company, Inc., of East providence recently opened the newlyrenovated Nathan Bishop middle School. The 80-year-old building, originally completed in 1929, has been transformed into a state-of-the-art green school. The school was originally slated to be demolished. with the help of the providence preservation Society and local politicians, the historic building was saved and rehabilitated for reuse. The newly revitalized Nathan Bish-

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op middle School embodies how a historic building can become a green learning environment. Architecture Involution of wayland designed the building to operate 40% more efficiently than the current energy code recommends. Some of the green design features in the new construction include a recycled rainwater system for use in urinals and toilets, solar hot water, light dimming system, and new windows that provide daylight to classrooms and insulate the building. many of the existing architectural building elements were also reused and included in the new construction. Some of the new building features include a two-story, full use library, two newly renovated gyms equipped with new wood sport flooring and athletic equipment. girls, and boys, locker rooms were built adjacent to both gyms. There is a fully operational kitchen with a walk-in freezer and cooler for food storage. The kitchen is surrounded by two cafeterias for student dining. All classrooms have been equipped with smartboards, computer stations, and markerboards to aid teachers. other educational resources include four science labs, a music room, and a new art classroom.

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December, 2009


High-Profile: ABC New Hampshire/Vermont EICA Awards

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oncord, Nh - The Nh/VT chapter of Associated Builders and contractors holds its Excellence in construction Awards event to recognize the accomplishments of commercial/industrial contractors. The program promotes an understanding

of the quality and quantity of work being performed by construction professionals. congratulations to all the winners of this year’s awards and to all construction professionals who turn dreams into reality every day.

Nh/VT EIcA Awards Chairmans Award North Branch construction Squamscott Block Archetype, pa New England workforce housing.

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EnviroVantage wins Awards Epping, Nh - EnviroVantage of Epping was a big winner in the recent Associated Builders and contractors 2009 Excellence in construction Awards ceremony at the capitol center for the Arts in concord. The program, which highlights the contributions contractors make to our society and recognizes the “best of the best” in the construction industry, honored EnviroVantage with two important recognitions. The first was ABC’s Eagle Award of Excellence for EnviroVantage’s work on the woven label mill project in claremont. This historic mill had produced fine textiles for almost 100 years. It was restored and revitalized, then converted into a brand new 200 seat common man Restaurant

featuring an outdoor terrace with views of the Sugar River falls. EnviroVantage crews abated asbestos, demolished and removed brick walls, ceilings, wood and steel beams and roofing materials while recycling everything they could. EnviroVantage also won the prestigious Award of merit for its work at the Exeter Inn in Exeter. The inn was originally opened in 1932, and one of its renovation objectives was to retain the best features of the old while bringing more modern accoutrements to its new patrons. EnviroVantage removed walls, brick, plaster, floor tiles and asbestos pipe insulation as needed throughout the project.

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Lewis Builders won an award of excellence for Willowcreek Golf academy

Pro Con Inc. won several awards, one of which was for Alpha Flying, Inc.

December, 2009


High-Profile: ABC Massachusetts EIAC Awards

ABc-mA Excellence in construction Awards


oston, mA - The massachusetts chapter of Associated Builders & contractors (ABc) Excellence in construction Awards (EIcA) dinner was recently held at the Seaport world Trade center. The awards recognize the very best construction projects that ABc members have beeen a part of over the past year. An expert panel of diverse

judges carefully looks at each submission from our membership and bases their decisions on quality, complexity, and effective utilization of resources, among other criteria. Awards are based on quality and craftmanship and help ABc in promoting the outstanding construction work performed by the merit shop contractors.

Award Winners

Waverley Woods - Photo by Edua Wilde

Erland wins Big Burlington, mA - Both Associated Builders and contractors (ABc) and Associated general contractors (Agc) have honored Erland construction, Inc. projects in their prestigious competitions. four different projects were winners – two each from the two organizations. ABc honored the new Dahod center for community and creative learning at The pike School in Andover with an Eagle Award. The 36,000sf creative learning center includes a new 280-seat theater with high-end finishes, and serves as a connector to two existing buildings on campus. The project also included extensive renovations to classroom space and the existing arts center. waverley woods, a new 40-unit, affordable housing complex in Belmont, won both a merit Award and a Building green Award from ABc. The development features 40 garden and townhouse-style apartment units in six buildings. Because of its sustainable design, waverley woods features a light-color concrete drive isle, recycled material for play surface, dual flush toilets, compact fluorescent bulbs, programmable thermostats for energy efficiency, rain barrels for irrigation, drip irrigation system, and drought-tolerant plantings. Agc chose the new four-story sales and marketing office for Sepracor in Marlborough for an honor Award. The project

included construction of a 182-foot connector bridge to link the new building to the existing headquarters building. This fully-enclosed, climate-controlled pedestrian bridge spans protected wetlands between the buildings. finally, the new cadet Dormitory Addition and Expansion at massachusetts maritime Academy was honored with a merit Award by Agc. The project consisted of adding two floors to two of the existing dormitories while they remained in use, thereby increasing capacity by 150 beds without taking away sites for future development needs. In addition to the complex renovation, this project earned a lEED Gold certification.

Dahod Center for Community and Creative Learning at The Pike School. Photo by Richard Mandelkorn

EnviroVantage - woven label mill - claremont, N.h. Erland Construction, Inc. - Dahod center for community and creative learning - Andover, mass. Erland Construction, Inc. - waverly woods - Belmont, mass. Interstate Electrical Services Corp. - Autodesk Interior Office Fit-up waltham, mass. Methuen Construction Company, Inc. - Nashua wet weather flow Treatment facility - Nashua, N.h. Reilly Electrical Contractors, Inc. - Esther Island cottage - Nantucket, mass. Bowdoin Construction Corp. - Tufts University cummings School of Veterinary medicine Agnes Varis campus center - grafton, mass. J.M. Coull, Inc. - U.S. citizenship & Immigration Services - lawrence, mass. RALCO Electric, Inc. - hawthorn medical oncology center N. Dartmouth, mass. Cutler Associates, Inc. - christopher heights of marlborough - marlborough, mass.

Nh/VT EIcA Awards Continued from previous page Berard martel private Residence

Historical Restoration

Award of Merit cobb hill construction The Exeter Inn charlotte Thompson & Associates haycreek hospitality, llc Award of Merit Envirovantage Exeter Inn charlotte Thompson & Associates haycreek hospitality, llc Award of Merit Northeast masonry corporation Deborah clarke mars Education center & Reconstruction of East flank Tonetti Associates fort Ticonderoga Award of Excellence Bruss construction colony hall o’Neil pennoyer Architects The macdowell colony Award of Excellence Trumbull Nelson construction co., Inc. Ava gallery & Art center Banwell Architects Ava gallery & Art center


Award of Merit Northern Design precast, Inc Demeritt hall – University of N.h. Architerra Inc University System of New hampshire Award of Merit Northern Design precast, Inc liberty mutual Insurance co., Bldg. 2 gorman Richardson Architects, Inc liberty mutual Insurance company

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Award of Merit Associated concrete coatings, Inc

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Award of Merit J. lawrence hall company, Inc Nubanusit Neighborhood & farm co – housing petersen Engineering Nubi River partners Award of Excellence hampshire fire protection co., Inc. currier museum of Art AnnBeha Architects currier museum of Art Award of Excellence mSI mechanical Systems 2008 lab Upgrade Shooshanian/SEi companies Emc corporation


Award of Merit piquette & howard Electrical Service, Inc. Lee Medical Office Building lassel Architects & Bennett consulting Engineers wentworth Douglas hospital Award of Merit Reilly Electrical contractors, Inc. – Relco l3 communications Vincent A. Diiorio l3 communications Award of Excellence Interstate Electrical Services corp. Autodesk Kling Stubbins, llp Award of Excellence Irish Electric corporation Stonyfield Farms Boccard Stonyfield Farms

Sepracor Building 2 – Photo by Greg Premru


December, 2009


High-Profile: Awards

BcBSmA Awards

Carl J. Shapiro Science Center at Brandeis University, ® Warren Jagger

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.

hingham, mA - margulies perruzzi Architects received the 2009 Brick in Architecture Bronze Award in the commercial category for its design of the Blue cross Blue Shield of massachusetts (BCBSMA) South Shore office building in hingham. with this award, BcBSmA/ Hingham has won five awards to date. completed in June 2007, the new, four-story, 329,000sf office building includes a multi-purpose cafeteria space, conference/training center, major data center and child care facility. A five-level, 1,184-car parking structure is linked directly to the main lobby by an all-weather connection. currently accommodating 1,100 BcBSmA employees, The facility was designed to allow for future expansion with no additional infrastructure required. The facility is the region’s largest lEED Silver certified project. clay brick was selected for the exterior of the BcBSmA building in hingham for a variety of reasons. The building was designed to draw strong connections to, and exist in harmony with, its surrounding natural environment. BcBSmA also wanted the building aesthetics to reflect its values of solidity, a sense of permanence, and the wise use of capital. Brick naturally invests the building with solidity and stability due to its inherent durability. Because clay brick is made of natural products, it allowed BcBSmA to express in the exterior wall the

connection between the building and the natural environment. clay brick also had the benefits of helping to mitigate the apparent scale of the building and provide low long-term maintenance. “The use of clay brick for the exterior was a thoughtful choice consistent with the sustainable design, nature-inspired color theme, and functional goals of the project,” said Daniel p. perruzzi, Jr., AIA, lEED Ap, principal at margulies perruzzi Architects. “we are proud that BcBSmA’s hingham facility continues to be recognized for sustainability that safeguards the welfare of both its occupants and its surrounding environment.” The project team for BcBSmA/ hingham consisted of Turner construction, construction manager; Souza True & partners, structural engineers; SEi companies, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineers; Brown Richardson & Rowe, landscape architects; BSc group, civil engineers; lisa Zidel lighting Design; and A.w. perry, developer. with this award, BcBSmA/hingham has won five awards to date. The winning entries represent a wide range of project types, including offices, healthcare facilities, schools, laboratories, academic institutions and several notable public buildings from across New England. Twenty-four projects in total were cited in the categories of honor, merit and performance.

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High-Profile: Awards

“Your Stone Solution Choice” The recreation center functions as Cambridge’s central community athletic facility and includes three pools. Photos by Wayne Soverns, Jr.

Agc honors war memorial Rec ctr hmfh Architects cambridge, mA - hmfh Architects ation center serves 2,000 students daily announced the cambridge war memorial and functions as cambridge’s central comRecreation center renovation for the city munity athletic facility. The recreation center includes three of cambridge was honored with a performance award from Agc of massachusetts pools, a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness room, a multiin the 2009 Build New England Awards. Sponsored by Agc of massachusetts, purpose room and separate locker room the competitive juried awards program is facilities for school and public use. An adnotable for its recognition of the construc- jacent field house contains courts and an tor, owner and primary designer and the indoor running track. important role that each play in delivering successful projects. The cambridge war memorial Building Renovation project in cambridge consisted of a complete “gut” renovation of an existing, three-story 150,000sf building located at the city’s public high school. Although the building was partially unoccupied during the construction period, the project was under strong pressure to meet aggressive completion times so the adjacent cambridge Rindge and latin School could re-occupy its The recreation center functions as Cambridge’s newly renovated facility. with its central community athletic facility. attached swimming pool and field Photos by Wayne Soverns, Jr. house, the war memorial Recre-

pro con gets Achievement Award manchester, Nh - pro con Inc was recently recognized at the 21st Annual 2009 gold circle partnership Awards ceremony for their role as construction manager for South londonderry Elementary School’s $5.1m renovation and expansion project in londonderry, N.h. “we are honored to have been nominated for this prestigious award by the South londonderry Elementary School,” stated Dan messier, senior Vp and project executive for pro con Inc.

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gEI 100th on The hot firm list Boston, mA - gEI consultants, Inc. has been ranked on the Zweig letter 2009 hot firm list. The hot firm list orders the top 200 growth firms in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting. gEI was ranked 100th, up from 146th in 2008, its first year on the list. The Zweig letter 2009 hot firm list is based solely on gross revenue for fiscal

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High-Profile: Awards consigli Recognized as one of the Top 3 portland, mE - consigli construction co., Inc.’s maine operations have been recognized as one of the top three places to work in the state of maine in the Small/ Mid-Sized category, commemorating the firm’s efforts in a challenging year to continue to offer a best-in-class working environment for employees. A comprehensive survey system asks employees to evaluate their experience working with a particular employer. Submitted anonymously, employees are given the opportunity to offer feedback on company leadership, benefits package, advancement opportunities and community engagement. This represents the third consecutive year that consigli has received this honor in the Small/mid-sized businesses category.

St. Ann’s School center wins Award Signer harris and Barr & Barr collaborate Veterans Memorial Middle School. Photo by John F. Hollister

Agc honor Award Veterans memorial middle School melrose, mA - The city of melrose, architect Tappé Associates of Boston, and contractor p.J. Stella construction corp. of Wakefield were recognized with an Honor Award for the new Veterans memorial middle School. The new 221,000sf high performance, CHPS certified school accommodates 900 students and acts as a community center with facilities available to rent. The project had to solve a number of complex technical issues on a limited site, including building in a 100-year flood plain, foundations on piles and ledge, and

building over pre-existing city utilities. The new building was built directly adjacent to the existing melrose high School, creating a new grade 6 through 12 campus. careful and challenging preconstruction planning was required to limit disruption to ongoing high school programs during construction. overall, the melrose middle School has been designed to reduce future operational costs, maintain durability, allow for flexibility, and reduce energy consumption and water use.

Boston, mA - Signer harris Architects, Barr & Barr Builders, and St. Ann’s home and School were honored by the Association of general contractors for the mixed-use Adolescent center at St. Ann’s home and School in methuen. The project received a performance Award as part of the Agc Build New England Awards program, which recognizes outstanding project teams whose collaborative efforts bring complex projects to a

successful conclusion. Signer harris Architects worked closely with the school to develop a clean modern design, rather than a traditional building, intended to mimic the school’s 1920s-era structures. The mixed use nature of the building, as well as the innovative and flexible design for the dormitory in particular, addressed significant demands for flexibility, functionality, and economy.

cUBE 3 Inc. 500 Ranking

lawrence, mA - cUBE 3 Studio was ranked as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies in Inc. magazine’s 28th annual Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. The company was ranked in the top 20th percentile overall and in the top one percentile against its direct competitors in the construction industry.

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December, 2009


High-Profile Feature: Hayes Building Redevelopment

Dellbrook construction, llc cm/gc for hayes Building Redevelopment


averhill, mA - The hayes Building Redevelopment is a mixed-income, mixed-use, transit-oriented development that represents a critical piece in the ongoing revitalization of downtown haverhill. The proposed rehabilitation and redevelopment of the charles hayes Building, a historic, vacant mill building in haverhill, into a mixed-use, mixed–income development that is in the heart of downtown haverhill and in close proximity to mass transit, will expand the supply of permanent affordable workforce housing and significantly enhance the area. The preservation and adaptive reuse of this historic building will bring additional economic and social diversity to the downtown area by providing 57 units of mixed-income housing and commercial space. The hayes Building is uniquely structured to leverage as much private equity and financing as possible while increasing the supply and availability of both affordable workforce rental and ho-

formed limited liability company affiliated with the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, and three units of ground floor commercial space. The second component consists of 24 units of affordable workforce moderate-income rental housing units, with the opportunity for conversion of the rental units to homeownership units after the expiration of the five-year historic tax credit compliance period. Dellbrook construction, llc was construction manager for the hayes Building project. Dellbrook was formed in 2005 under the leadership of Edward A. fish and his son michael fish. Acting as president and chief operational officer, respectively, Dellbrook provides a full range of construction services to residential communities throughout the New England region. Based in Braintree, massachusetts, Dellbrook construction has assembled a team of industry professionals to provide preconstruction planning, general contracting and construction management Hayes Building tion, and miscellaneous. sprinkler system repairs. • Independence Manor, the new construction of a three-story, 16-unit, woodframed apartment building for the elderly; • Fox Hall Renovation at UMass lowell that consists of an occupied reno-

vation of various floors at Fox Hall into 119 new student beds; and • The Bourne Mill Redevelopment project, consisting of the extensive rehabillitation of a multi-building mill complex into a mix of 166 rental units.

KBE gives ‘The gift of gobble’ KBE Building corporation (KBE) teamed with four companies to make Thanksgiving memorable for more than Visiting the project site are (l to r) Tina Brooks, Department of Housing and Community 150 families in connecticut and maryland. The project, called “The gift of gobble, Development, Govenor Deval Patrick, Lisa Alberghini and Bill Grogan of Planning Thanksgiving’s on Us” provided all the office of Urban Affairs fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal to six agencies who in turn gave the baskets meownership housing opportunities over Dellbrook’s project history into deserving families. an extended period of time. The city of cludes: The donations were part of KBE’s Haverhill, in concert with local officials • Farnsworth House renovations, “50 ways to make a Difference” initiaand organizations, has been working hard which consists of the occupied rehab of 76 to bring back the downtown haverhill area units, common area finishes, mechanical and have targeted this property as a critical systems, exterior masonry, roof replacepart of its revitalization efforts. ment, and complex solarium on the sevThe first component of the Hayes enth floor. MEP upgrades consist of comBuilding consists of 33 affordable low- plete boiler replacement from an oil fueled income housing tax credit rental units to be system to a new natural gas system, elecowned by hayes Building llc, a to-be- trical lighting upgrades and gfcI protec-

tive, which targeted 50 community service projects to help the company mark its 50th year in business. The “gift of gobble” is the 49th project in the program. In a joint statement on the community outreach program the companies said, “..... Thanksgiving, since its inception, has been all about sharing. we feel privileged and proud to be able to share Thanksgiving baskets with each of these 150-plus families.”

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December, 2009


High-Profile: People

Norton gets mScA Award Stoughton, mA - frank h. Norton, executive vice president and business manager at EmcoR Services Northeast, Inc., a provider of mobile facilities services in the Northeast, was recently presented with the D.S. o’Brien Award of Excellence by the mechanical Service conJeff McCoy (l), tractors of America (mScA). awards the D.S. prior to his position at O’Brien Award of EmcoR Services Northeast in Excellence to Frank Stoughton, Norton was president Norton.

and co-founder of commonwealth Air conditioning & heating, Inc. in South Boston (now also part of EmcoR). he was responsible for planning and directing business, marketing and quality control for the 85-employee air conditioning service company. EmcoR Services Northeast is is a subsidiary of EmcoR group, Inc.

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fuss & o’Neill management changes manchester, cT – manchester based fuss & o’Neill announced several changes in senior management. Jeffrey p. heidtman has been elected chief executive officer and chairman of the board and is stepping down as president of fuss & o’Neill, a position he has held since July 1, 1998. heidtman announced that peter h. grose, pE will be assuming these duties. grose is a 30-year fuss & o’Neill employee who has directed some of the firm’s largest design and construction services programs, including wastewater collection system and treatment plant projects in the state. he is currently leading development of a ground-breaking decentralized wastewater management program in old Saybrook. other changes at fuss & o’Neill include the promotion of michael D. curtis, ph.D., pE to the newly created position of director of Strategic Initiatives, and James



D. parry, pE to director of Business Development and marketing. curtis will use his entrepreneurial skills and 30 years of experience to help the company expand into new service areas such as alternative energy and carbon management projects. parry will be focusing his efforts on business development and marketing for the entire organization. he has become the director of fuss & o’Neill’s marketing department.

hRp promotions hRp Associates, Inc. announced recent promotions in its two Connecticut offices. In the Farmington office, Zoe A. Belcher, LG, RBP, LEP has been promoted to the position of project manager. Belcher is a licensed geologist, registered brownfield professional, and licensed environmental professional with nearly 10 years, experience. Also in the Farmington office, Daniel c. Keltner has been promoted to senior project geologist. Keltner has over eight years of experience in the areas of due diligence, subsurface investigations, groundwater monitoring, and remediation technologies. with hRp since 2001, Jason A. Beach, who recently transferred from hRp’s corporate headquarters in farmington to the Stratford office, has been promoted to project manager. his areas of expertise include due diligence and subsurface investigations as well as remedial action design and supervision. hRp’s corporate headquarters is



located at 197 Scott Swamp Road, farmington, conn. 06032 and their Fairfield County regional office is at 999 oronoque lane, Suite 102, Beach Stratford, conn. 06614. hRp Associates, Inc. is an engineering and geology consulting firm with six US offices.

cSI Team Announcements contracting Specialists Incorporated (cSI) announced that mark Vandette has recently resumed serving clients from cSI’s Boston-area headquarters, after successfully helping to Vandette launch the company’s newest location in the washington, D.c. market. Vandette has over a decade of experience in many aspects of the construction industry, and his extensive public and government project experience enables him to clearly identify possible costly changes,

allowing the project owner the opportunity to properly assess the situation and make educated decisions on how to proceed. Scott parello has joined cSINortheast as division Parello manager of the washington, D.c. location. he has more than 25 years of extensive and well-balanced industry experience. As division manager, his responsibilities will include business development, operations and overall management of cSI’s regional growth.

December, 2009


High-Profile: People

RF Walsh MCPPO Certifications

ARc promotes Six cambridge, mA - ARc/Architectural Resources cambridge announced that six members of its team: christopher Angelakis, lEED Ap; Alisa Kahn; cathy michalowicz, lEED Ap; peter Reiss, lEED Ap: Kate Shoss and gary Stein, lEED Ap to the associate position. “on behalf of the ARc management, I’m very pleased to announce these promotions,” said ARc president philip laird, AIA, lEED Ap.



Boston, mA - Rf walsh collaborative partners announced that Joseph Naughton and Erik christensen have become certified public procurement officials through the Office of the Inspector General of the commonwealth of massachusetts. Through the massachusetts certified Public Purchasing Official Program (mcppo) for School project Designers & owner’s project managers, individuals are certified to procure products and services under massachusetts bidding laws. Naughton serves as a principal and chief operating officer at RF Walsh Collab-



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windover Adds Staff manchester-bythe-Sea, mA - windover construction, Inc., of manchesterby-the-Sea, announced the addition of two new employees. charlie mann has been brought on as a project manager. Mann he is responsible for all aspects of managing multiple construction projects, including supervising project superintendents, scheduling, submittal review and requests for information. A construction industry professional with over 37 of years experience,

mann spent the last 25 years at Shawmut Abdella Design and conOctober 29, 2009 October 29, 2009 October 29, 2009 struction of Boston. Jeff Vincola has been brought on as a project superinwarwick, R.I tendent. formerly a - E.w. Burman, Inc, project coordinator of warwick conwith william Berry gratulates project Vincola and Son in Danvers, managers Andrew Vincola brings exBurman, Sergio perience as an entrepreneur. his company, Vieira and John old oak Builders of Beverly, specialized in wright on having luxury home building and was the winner attained lEED Ap of two charlestown preservation Society accreditation. Wright Burman Vieira Awards for historical restoration. Andrew BurmanBurman Sergio Vieira John WrightJohn Wright Andrew Sergio Vieira Andrew Burman Sergio Vieira Jo

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Tighe & Bond promotes Six Westfield, MA, - Tighe & Bond, Inc. announced that the following employees have been promoted to associate: Elizabeth g. Baldwin, p.E. is a project manager who joined Tighe & Bond in 1988 and has considerable experience in water resources and wastewater projects. her experience encompasses a wide array of project roles including planning, design, and construction administration. marc J. Richards, lSp, p.E. has over 15 years of experience as a professional engineer and licensed site professional specializing in environmental assessment and remediation projects with a redevelopment component. Antonio J. dacruz, p.E. has over 16 years of experience on a broad variety of civil/environmental engineering projects, specializing in solid waste management, wastewater management, water resources, and site design. Dave R. prickett, p.E. joined Tighe & Bond in 2000 and contributes

Boston, mA - mark Abdella has joined gilbane Building Company’s Boston office as business development manager. In this position, he will focus on establishing and preserving relationships with education clients across massachusetts. he has been closely tied to education in the commonwealth. Abdella comes to gilbane from Strategic Building Solutions where he worked closely with public school districts across the state seeking funding from the massachusetts School Building Authority.

planning, design, permitting and construction expertise to a variety of civil/ environmental projects, focusing primarily in wastewater management. Tighe & Bond, Inc. also announced the following employees have been promoted to member of the firm’s stock ownership program. charles J. croce, p.E. joined Tighe & Bond in 2008 and works out of the Middletown office. He has a wide range of experience on various site development and utility projects. his experience includes the design, planning, permitting, management and construction administration for a diverse mix of development projects. Jeffery J. Thelen, p.g. joined Tighe & Bond in 1988 and has over 20 years of experience in solid waste facility assessment, environmental monitoring, and permitting of new and existing disposal and transfer facilities. he also performs hazardous waste assessment and provides expert geologic advice on 0groundwater supply and geotechnical projects.

Davenny gets lEED Accreditations

E.W.E.W. Burman, Inc, ofInc, Warwick, R.I, is pleased to announce that Project Managers Burman, of Warwick, R.I, is pleased to announce that Project Manag E.W. Burman, Inc, of Warwick, R.I, is pleased to announce cambridge, mA Acentech Davenny is an Andrew Burman, Sergio Vieira and John Wright have attained LEED APacousti-that Pro Andrew Burman, Sergio Vieira and John Wright have attained LEED Inc., a multi-disciplinary acoustics, Sergio involved in a have variety of AP LE Andrew Burman, Vieira andcian John Wright attained accreditation. LEED AP accreditation is awarded through the U.S. Green Building accreditation. LEED APand accreditation is awardedprojects through thethrough U.S. healthGreen Buildin audiovisual systems vi- AP accreditation concerning accreditation. LEED is awarded the U.S. Gr Council; the USGBC isdesign, the national consensus for producing a new generation of bration consulting firm, the announced care, worship, commercial, Council; theCouncil; USGBC is USGBC the national consensus for producing a new generation is the national consensus for producing a new go buildings that deliver high performance inside and out. and residential buildings. that Benjamin Davenny, a senior buildings that deliverthat highdeliver performance inside and out. buildings high performance inside and out. consultant in the firm’s architechis responsibilities involve LEED AP accreditation strengthens E.W. Burman’s qualifications when tural acoustics group, has recently architectural andresponding environ- to LEED AP accreditation strengthens E.W. Burman’s qualifications when respond LEED accreditation strengthens E.W. Burman’s qualifications projects requiring LEED and provides additional resources for green building achieved recognition asAP aAP leadership mental acoustics, and me-as it wh projects requiring LEED AP and provides additional resources for green projectssolutions requiring LEED AP and additional for gre in Energy andBurman Environmental Design chanical noise and building relates to E.W. when preparing to provides participate in systems a LEEDresources project. relates to E.W. Burman solutions when preparing to participate in a LEED proje Accredited professional Building vibration control. Davenny’s relates toforE.W. Burman solutions when preparing to participate in aL Davenny Design and construction (lEED Ap focus includes room acousE.W. Burman, Inc would like to congratulate Andrew, Sergio and Jack on their BD+c), asand well asInc having earned tics, interior noise control, E.W. Burman, would tothecongratulate Andrew, and Sergio Jack their commitment perseverance tolike addwould LEED toSergio the solutions andonand E.W. Burman, Inc like accreditation to congratulate Andrew, Jac Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and and environmental noise control. commitment and perseverance to add the LEED accreditation to the solutions resources that E.W. Burman, Inc has to offer. commitment and perseverance to add the LEED accreditation to theans Certification from the Center for photo credit: Acentech Inc. resources (EDAC) that E.W. Burman, Inc has to offer. health Design.resources that E.W. Burman, Inc has to offer.

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BomA International winter Business meeting and National Issues conference – oNE power-packed meeting The winter Business meeting and National Issues conference provides an opportunity to share ideas, learn from your peers, be a part of shaping the future of BomA and the commercial real estate industry and to take our message to legislators and regulators in our nation’s capitol. Join us for inspiring general sessions, exciting networking receptions and important business meetings. This is your chance to speak out and make a difference 2010 winter Business meeting and National Issues conference february 1-4, 2010 hyatt Regency capitol hill, washington, Dc

NESEA call for Entries To help spur the market for zeroenergy buildings in the Northeast, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is accepting entries through January 15 for its Zero Net Energy Building Award. A $10,000 cash prize is offered and the winner will be announced at Building Energy 2010, march 9 through 11 at the Seaport world Trade center.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 8:30 - 10 a.m. Agc conference center, wellesley Avoiding class Actions and Treble Damages by classifying Your workers correctly: Exempt, Non-Exempt or Independent contractors. Strategies for compliance with flSA exemptions.

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ShIfTBoston Ideas competition 2009 January 14, 2010 - 6 p.m. Join us as we present and celebrate the ideas and the winner of the ShIfTBoston ideas competition co-sponsored by the BSA. This international competition is gathering innovative, radical ideas from visionary architects, artists, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and others by challenging anyone to answer the question: what if this could happen in Boston? free, along with free entrance into the museum. for details, visit shiftboston.org. ShIfTboston foRUm @ The Institute of contemporary Art/Boston 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, mA

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year

Michael and Kathy Barnes, Ralph and Marion Barnes, Anastasia Barnes, Sandra Quidetti, Michael Marvelli, Octavia Van Der Molen, Jason Calina and Peggy Dostie.


Analysis of the new massachusetts regulations, guidance and court opinions on independent contractor status. Review of the latest court opinions on oT pay and when employers must compensate employees before or after normal work hours. Interactive case scenarios. for more information: mary gately gately@agcmass.org

march 9-11, 2010 meet the professionals in Sustainability and whole Systems Thinking N E S E A’s BuildingEnergy conference march 9-11, 2010, at the Seaport world Trade center. BuildingEnergy is the only conference where you will find architects, designers, planners, builders, policymakers, manufacturers, and installers working together to determine what’s possible. The Building Energy Trade Show features 160 exhibitors showcasing the latest sustainable technologies and products. hear about the things you can do today to reach the goal of zero net energy - where you produce as much energy as you use. for more information: log onto NESEA.org

cfmA 2010 Annual conference & Exhibition June 26-30 | KoNA, hAwAII Register for cfmA’s 2010 Annual conference & Exhibition. we’ve designed the 2010 conference to equip you with the knowledge, resources, and connections you need to build your skills and be poise yourself and your company for success in 2010. given the importance of this year’s content, we’re making attendance more accessible and affordable than ever. Take advantage of the great offers and register now to earn up to 38 cpEs. http://cfma.org/registration for more information, contact D i n a o’Rourke, cmp Director of meeting Services ( 6 0 9 ) 452–8000 or dorourke@cfma.org

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Historic restoration of former Grafton State Hospital nurses’ housing facility, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

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O Procedure Room St. Anne’s Hospital, Pain Management Center All cover photography by ©Gregg Shupe 2009| ShupeStudios.com


ver the past decade, Bowdoin has experienced its most significant growth in the academic and healthcare sectors, focusing on private colleges, independent schools, special needs schools, recreational facilities, medical centers, hospitals, and not-for-profit institutions. Some of Bowdoin’s clients for 2009 include Tufts University, Gordon College, Solomon Schechter School of Greater Boston, Massachusetts Golf Association, St. Anne’s Hospital, Fresenius Medical Care, Constitution Surgery Centers, Harbor Health Services, and Self Help, Inc... Full story page 26

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Agnes Varis Campus Center Historic restoration of former Grafton State Hospital nurses housing facility - Grafton, Mass. Architect: Finegold Alexander + Associates

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High-Profile Monthly: December 2009  

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

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