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KBE literally and figuratively put a bow on the “50 Ways to Make a Difference” initiative by launching a statewide toy drive project to benefit needy families during the holidays. The project, called “Building a Brighter Holiday” was the 50th and final project.
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North Attleboro, mA - At Stephen chasse, S. l. the Structural Steel fabricators chasse welding and fabriof New England (SfNE) Ancating, Inc. nual meeting held on Decemmark haight, Infraber 3rd, a new Board of Direcmetals corporation tors was elected. The Fy 10/11 Brian Jackson, BradBoard includes: ford Steel co. Inc. president: Eric greene, Ron morin, metals American welding co., Inc. USA Greene Vice president: craig curt morin, BenningVan Sant, Atlantic machinery ton Iron works, Inc. Sales Steve Rich, Steeltech Building Secretary: James mcBrady, James products A. mcBrady The next meeting of SfNE will Treasurer: Tim gendron, Tim’s be held 8:30 am - 10:00 am, January 15 fabricators Inc. at the westbourImmediate mark carter, American ough, Doubletree Steel fabricator hotel. for more past president: Eric champagne, information visit Topper & griggs group, llc www.ssfne.org.
hampton Inn hotel development Topsfield, MA - Howard/ in gloucester. Stein-hudson Associates (hSh) The Topsfield office will recently launched a field office primarily concentrate on offering in Topsfield to more easily procivil engineering and site design vide engineering and planning services, integrating its roadway services to its growing base of design, traffic engineering, transpublic and private sector clients portation planning, and public across Boston’s North Shore, involvement/strategic planning southern New hampshire, and services over time. southern maine regions. Berry Berry brings more than 27 The newest office, led by years of experience in all aspects hSh Director of civil Engineering Thad D. Berry, p.E., is centrally located of civil engineering. he holds p.E. licenson Route 1, in a complex that also houses es in massachusetts, New hampshire, and Donohoe and parkhurst land Surveyors, a maine, as well as licenses as a Title V Soil firm with whom HSH consistently teams to Evaluator by the mass. Dept. of Environmore effectively serve its clients in the re- mental protection and as a Designer of gion. hSh and Donohoe and parkhurst are Subsurface Disposal Systems by the State currently working together on a proposed of New hampshire.
Boston, mA - local while a principal at building and interior design ADD Inc. in Boston, Koch professional wayne S. Koch, worked with firms such as AIA, lEED Ap, announced Boston properties, Inc., The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. and the formation of wKArchicongress group Ventures. tects, a new architecture, “we congratulate planning and interior design wayne Koch on the opening of firm located at 123 South his new firm. We have worked Street in Boston’s historic with him for many years and leather District. Koch he has helped to streamline “wKArchitects was and expedite the design and created to provide high level consultative services and guidance to approvals for some of our most complex commercial, corporate and academic projects. he has the creativity, vision, building owners and developers in the skills and resources to make it happen,” Metro Boston area and Rhode Island,” said Robert A. Schlager, president, The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. said Koch.
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feldman Begins fenway center project Boston, mA - The parcel 7 fenway Center Development is a “smart growth” transit-oriented development that will be located over the massachusetts Turnpike and commuter rails and on a surface parking lot between the Beacon Street and Brookline Avenue bridges. The project surveyor, harry R. feldman, Inc. was retained to begin the survey work immediately for this complex airrights project; however, the client needed time to work out access agreements with the various authorities. The feldman team utilized both con-
deliverables included 2D plans, AutoCAD files and elevation views of the project area. The use of this technology not only kept the project moving, but it saved the client money since they did not have to incur fees for lane closures during the entitlement phase of the project. while there are other methods to obtain data remotely, such as photogrammetry, the results would not be the same ¼-in. accuracy that was attained by the 3D laser scanning team. After access agreements were completed, the feldman team then per-
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Scan data - Brookline Avenue bridge ventional field survey equipment and their 3D laser scanner to survey the highway, rails and bridges from remote locations and obtained the topography in the roadways, the track and bridge abutment locations as well as the elevations of the bridge decks for the design of the project. The
formed additional 3D scanning and traditional survey work from the surface of the mass pike as well as the project area which includes Beacon Street, Brookline Avenue and maitland Street. meticulous procedures were followed to establish survey control for the high level of accuracy achieved for
both the existing conditions data and for future construction layout. Since this project entails building a deck over the roadway and tying into existing bridge decks, the team provided detailed sections along bridge abutments. All of the bridge information, including the slab and the structural elements under the bridges, was acquired in just a few hours without the need for scaffolding or lifts. This fenway center survey is an example of how the combination of traditional survey methods and 3D laser scanning technology will yield the highly accurate results consultants require for the design of their projects. This methodology provided both the safest and most cost-effective solution that owners and clients need during these difficult economic times.
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colon, panama - meridian Associates, Inc. of Beverly, mass. has just completed another international 3D laser scanning project. The meridian Associates team worked with a U.S.-based engineering company to provide 3D laser scanning for an international energy company with a facility in colon, panama. The city of colon is home to the country’s largest trade port in the country and is the site of an expansive oil tank farm owned and operated by the energy company. meridian was contracted through a U.S.-based engineering company to provide 3D laser scanning services to map existing pipe sleeper-ways (racks) and the existing terminals as part of an effort to increase the company’s daily loading capacity. primary site control (coordinate system and datum) was established as part of its scope of work. In conjunction with a local surveying company, meridian Associates utilized traditional surveying methods and high definition 3D laser scanning to map approximately 525,000sf of piping and site details.
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High-Profile: Facilities Development News Acella to Renovate Swansea wal-mart Swansea, mA - Acella construction corporation of Norwell has been selected by wal-mart corp. to renovate its Swansea mall location. The fast-track renovation is scheduled to be completed by the end of January. The store plans to remain open the entire time, requiring Acella to work closely with wal-mart’s logistics teams to schedule work and retail deliveries. The 112,000sf renovation will include new flooring, fixtures, restrooms, interior and exterior signage, as well as renovations to the associate break rooms and office space.
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Bowdoin’s watson Arena Earns lEED pro con cm manchester, Nh - pro con Inc. announced the Sidney J. watson Arena on the campus of Bowdoin college has earned LEED for New Construction Certification under the U.S green Building council rating system. This certification makes the Watson Arena one of the first LEED Certified hockey arenas in the United States. pro con Inc., of manchester, was the construction manager for the $20 million project, which was completed in November 2008 and dedicated in January 2009. Bear mountain Design Ac, lTD of Barnard, Vt. was the project architect. The new 68,200sf arena features a 90-ft by 200-ft ice surface, seating capacity for 1,900 and standing room for an additional 600 around the concourse. The arena has exposed steel trusses, masonry columns and wood accents throughout the facility. The athletic complex features a two-story
Norwell, mA - Acella construction corporation was selected to renovate two labs for Northeastern University. The work performed will include all new mechanical and electrical systems, finishes, and wall reconfigurations. Both fasttrack renovation projects will run concurrently, and are scheduled to be completed by mid-January. These will be the ninth and tenth renovation projects that Acella construction has been selected to manage for Northeastern University.
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High-Profile: Forecast 2010
by Joseph Naughton well-known harvard professor and historian used to like to say that harvard had extraordinary discipline – when it came to building. when the construction industry was riding a wave of prosperity, with the cost of buildings correspondingly high, harvard would hold off on advancing its major building programs until it could catch the low side of the next market wave when construction costs were relatively low. given the superb quality and quantity of harvard’s building infrastructure and the way in which it promotes the univerNaughton sity’s mission, the approach has served harvard well and maximized the university’s development dollar. This is perhaps why so many took notice at harvard’s change of direction on the Allston landing project. where at one time five tower cranes hovered over the $1
It’s a great Time to catch a wave billion investment in life sciences, today nothing remains and the university has announced it is pulling back from the project for the foreseeable future. Theirs is a familiar story. The Boston skyline is down to its last tower crane at Russia wharf – yet another visual clue that indicates to most the bottom of the market. Another indication is design. construction is a lagging indicator and relatively easy to predict depending on what the design world is doing. But with the Boston area unemployment rate for design professionals at nearly 40% and area construction firms having sustaining staff in a market punctuated by a 20-year low in backlog and non-existent margins, there is relatively little new work on the drawing boards that will be converting to construction work in 2010. So what can established institutions, growing companies and other large organizations with a constant eye on expansion do to maximize their development dollar, protect their investment and make sure they are well-positioned for future growth given today’s market conditions?
one, they can aggressively approach strategic planning. The recent uptick in facilities assessments, feasibility studies and master plans is encouraging – all of which help organizations better understand what they have, what they need, and how to leverage what they have to get more of what they need. Besides being the best way to approach any development project, aggres-
and some of the Northeast’s largest hospitals are building. But their focus is within the walls they already have as they work to update facilities; better compete for new students, patients and customers; and create cost savings. Third, they can gather all the data and expert advice available to plan their reentry into new construction and expansion. To get a sense of where “...organizations with the ability to advance a we are in this building project in the next six to 12 months will almost as- industry market cycle, suredly enjoy historic lows in building costs.” one of the data points –Joseph Naughton, we track is the Engi Engineering News Record Building cost Index sive strategic planning is relatively inex- (BcI). plotting the BcI data on a chart ilpensive, contributes to long-term gains, lustrates a clear pattern of repeated buildprotects an organization’s investment and ing industry market contraction-expansion effectively manages risk today and in the waves occurring over the past 30 years. future. But it requires a higher level of Applying a simple five-year rolling averowner commitment since the engagement age to establish a trend line, it is clear we of consultants outside the organizational are presently engaged in a phase of market umbrella is often required. contraction. The question on everyone’s Two, they can consider improve- mind is: Are we still falling, or is the marments to existing infrastructure. Smart in- ket turning? stitutions like harvard, other area universiContinued on page 25 ties, public and private secondary schools,
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Trends in High-Rise Building Security Web-based, Fully Integrated Visitor Entry Security Systems
by Steven Feldman, director, and Terry Kilduff, manager of security operations, Spectrum Integrated Technologies ncreased security levels in the post9/11 world have mandated that highrise and large structure building owners and managers address evaluating and prospectively updating security systems, and making them upgradeable, as future needs warrant and/or new technologies become available. Rapid technological advancements and design ingenuity now allow for the full integration of all aspects of the security management system. Over the last year, the installation of high-end electronic turnstiles that offer Web-accessed integration of the visitor management system, access control and elevator control have increased more than 400%. Despite the economic downturn, building owners have continued to invest in areas with a rapid return on investment. A new Spectrum Integrated Visitor system, designed by Jamaica Plainbased Spectrum Integrated Technologies, allows for tenants themselves to pre-enroll expected visitors and set the locations and times that they should be allowed access. This technology results in decreased cost of security personnel. Upon the registered visitor’s entry to the building, the visitor is prompted to use unmanned visitor kiosks, which feature a touchscreen display, license scanner, and card stock printer, all integrated in either a freestanding or wall-mounted unit. The Spectrum system provides communication between the AMAG access control system and the visitor system, manufactured by Building Engines and ITS. Visitors run their driver’s license through the scanner and their information will automatically be checked against the tenant information. If the data matches, a bar code enabled visitor pass will be printed and presented to the visitor. This entry card can be enabled
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for electronic turnstiles as well as integrated elevator cabs and standard access controlled doors. In the event that the visitor has not been pre-enrolled by the tenant, the visitor can come up to the reception desk and have the pass created in the traditional manner. The fully integrated lobby system has been successfully employed in a myriad of Boston high-rises and has become the standard for all of Equity Office/ Blackstone buildings in its Greater Boston portfolio. It provides greater tenant control over its guests, a very high tech appeal to the process, and of course, tremendous reduction in guard staff, who oversee lobby access as well as access to the elevators and stairwells. Buildings employing these technologies are rightfully considered at the top of the technological pyramid. The latest integrations allow for use of the new slim line of turnstiles from security manufacturers Gunnebo and Smarter Security. These slim line units take up half the width of the previous units, with either stainless steel or glass taking up the majority of the turnstile body. They can be fitted with custom millwork, stone or Corian type materials to match the aesthetics of the building’s lobby. Spectrum IT has also lit the glass barriers with cold cathode beams to provide a unique lighting and visibility component to the installation. When upgrading lobby security systems, the selection of both the security turnstile installer and manufacturer is of paramount concern. Spectrum IT maintains relationships with organizations that have dedicated research and 1 Beacon electronic turnstile installation by Spectrum development of new technoloIT for Property Manager C.B. Richard Ellis gies and that feature electronic
turnstiles as their major business line. As New England’s foremost designers and installers of turnstile applications, Spectrum has found that the level of technology and structural integrity of the turnstiles have a direct correlation with the longevity of the product. Even in this economy, electronic turnstiles and their installation are not areas in which to cut costs. It is essential the installation organization understand the complexities of line voltage and low-
voltage types of applications. The installer must have experience with the complexity of the mechanical aspects of the installation as well as real world concerns of functionality in a heavily trafficked building. It is essential that the installers have both their “S” license for security work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as an electrical constructor license, as both high- and low-voltage work is required in these projects. It is to be noted that lobby security systems require interface with the building’s fire alarm system and it is well advised to have an installer that is experienced in the tie-in to the building’s life safety system. An additional consideration is the growing requirement to allow for the exchange of data between the building’s access system and the system which may be employed by the tenants. In 2010, all sub-systems and components within a high-rise facility’s security system, including access control/card access, CCTV, intrusion detection, intercom, digital recording, and electronic turnstiles can now be fully integrated into the overall security management system. The result of upgrading to fully integrated lobby turnstile systems is a higher and more efficient level of security for commercial buildings. Spectrum Integrated Technologies, the security and tel/data division of J. & M. Brown Company, Inc. is a full service security system company based in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The Company is a member of ASIS, NECA and BICSI.
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Next phase of Solar power Support Announced Boston, mA - Building on the success of the commonwealth Solar rebate program, which issued awards for 23.5 megawatts (mw) of solar power in less than two years, the patrick-murray Administration unveiled new rebate programs that continue the momentum toward governor Deval patrick’s goal of 250 mw of solar energy installed by 2017. “commonwealth Solar has already played an important role in speeding the Bay State’s transition to a clean energy economy,” Governor Patrick said. “I commend the more than 1,200 homeowners, businesses, and municipalities who have taken advantage of this innovative program in the past two years, and encourage many more to partner with the commonwealth as we continue along the path toward a cleaner future.” “Today, we kick off the next phase of governor patrick’s game plan to make massachusetts a national solar energy powerhouse,” Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles said. Beginning in late January, the new programs - commonwealth Solar II and commonwealth Solar Stimulus - will begin accepting rebate applications from residents and businesses seeking help financing their solar photovoltaic (pV) systems. The new rebate programs will be benefit from a two-pronged funding scheme. funding for commonwealth Solar II, pro-
viding rebates for small residential and tems sized greater than 5 kilowatts (kw) commercial photovoltaic (pV) systems (5 up to 200 kw. At least two other states, kilowatts or less), will come from $1 mil- connecticut and maryland, have launched lion per quarter in existing funds from the solar rebate programs funded with federal massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. stimulus revenue. To further support the financing of Now, as part of the massachusetts clean Energy Center (CEC), the Trust is financed projects eligible for the rebate program through a small renewable energy charge - as well as those greater than 200 kw the DoER is developing regulations for a on utility ratepayers’ monthly bills. “Building on the huge success of the new Solar credit market under the state’s first Commonwealth Solar program, we Renewable portfolio Standard. The Solar are pleased to offer this additional targeted credit initiative, authorized by the green assistance for investment in solar power communities Act of 2008, will be an imin the Commonwealth,” Trust Executive portant and sustainable part of building Director carter wall said. “Envisioned predictable market support for the solar to finance installation of 22 MW of solar industry in massachusetts and is expected to begin in early power over four Commonwealth Solar II Will January. years, commonTap Federal Stimulus Funds for Investwealth Solar met ment in solar enits goal after just en Rebates to put More Solar Energy ergy is a critical 21 months, with on Mass. Roofs component of the initial $68 governor patmillion ratepayerg funded rebate pool fully committed by oc- rick’s massachusetts Recovery plan. The tober 2009.” patrick-murray Administration’s emphasis As part of the patrick-murray Ad- on solar power has spurred the growth of ministration’s massachusetts Recovery a vibrant solar industry in massachusetts plan to secure the state’s economic future, – expanding the number of solar installathe commonwealth plans to tap $8 million tion contractors and subcontractors from in State Energy program funding awarded roughly 50 in January 2008 to nearly 200 to the Department of Energy Resources today. A recent survey of 98 solar pV man(DoER) under the American Recovery ufacturers, integrators and installers reand Reinvestment Act for commonwealth vealed that these companies doubled their Solar Stimulus, which will assist pV sys- massachusetts employment – from 1,086
to 2,075 – from 2007 to 2008, and expected to add another 960 employees during 2009. Eighty percent of these firms added employees in 2008, and all but 11 planned to expand their workforce this year. massachusetts is in the midst of a nearly 15-fold increase in solar installations over Governor Patrick’s first fouryear term. In addition to solar pV projects assisted by commonwealth Solar rebates, solar installations supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on water treatment facilities and other public buildings will bring the state to more than 50 mw by the end of 2010, up from 3.5 MW when Governor Patrick took office. Between January 2008 and December 2009, commonwealth Solar awarded approximately 1,270 rebates for residential, commercial and municipal projects capable of generating 22.3 mw of electricity - enough to power nearly 3,200 homes in massachusetts annually. An additional 28 rebate applications for projects worth 1.2 mw are in process, bringing the total solar generation supported by commonwealth Solar’s initial phase to 23.5 mw. “These rebates will make homes and businesses more energy efficient and put money back in the taxpayers’ pockets,” said U.S. Senator John Kerry. “This federal-state partnership improves energy efficiency, creates jobs and stimulates our economy.”
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charlesview Redevelopment Approved Boston, mA - The Boston Redevelopment Authority Board granted approval to the charlesview redevelopment project in Allston-Brighton. charlesview is a 213-unit apartment complex located at the corner of western and North harvard avenues in Allston. Through a 2007 land-swap agreement with harvard University, The community Builders, Inc., on behalf of the charlesview Board of Directors, submitted a proposal for the charlesview redevelopment project to be located on two parcels: the 7.93-acre Brighton mills site on western Avenue and a .72acre parcel on Telford Street. “The residents of charlesview have waited long enough for new housing,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “This project will transform the underutilized Brighton mills site into a thriving mixed-income residential community with neighborhood retail and open space.” The charlesview Redevelopment project proposal includes a 470,163sf mixed-use development consisting of residential, community, commercial and open space uses. The project calls for the construction of 240 rental units, 213
of which are the replacement units, with an additional 27 new rental units and 100 new homeownership units. The project also includes approximately 26,533sf of commercial/community space and the creation of four acres of new open space that includes the re-established connection between the neighborhood and the charles River. Specifically, the Brighton Mills site includes 25 individual buildings, including 19 townhouses, three row houses, and three mid-rise buildings. The Telford Street site includes a sevenstory building consisting of the 80 homeownership units. Building heights on the Brighton mills site will range from 2.5 stories for the townhouses to five stories for the mid-rise buildings adjacent to western Avenue. In addition to The community Builders, Inc., the development team includes cBT Architects, Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster as the legal counsel, and howard Stein hudson as the transportation consultant. The project will create 300 construction jobs as well as 30 permanent jobs upon completion.
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modern Theatre Topped off Rf walsh project manager Boston, mA - Rf walsh collaborative partners recently helped mark a key milestone in the renovation and construction of the modern Theatre. Boston mayor Thomas menino, Suffolk University president David Sargent, Rf walsh collaborative partners and local community members marked the official topping off of the modern Theatre project during a late fall ceremony. Those in attendance celebrated the important construction milestone of Suffolk University’s newest residence hall, which includes the restoration of the landmark modern Theatre and continual revitalization of the Downtown
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360 State Street Topped off New haven, cT - Suffolk construction, developer Becker + Becker, and the city of New haven recently celebrated the topping-off of 360 State Street, a $190 million mixed-use development. This lEED platinum building, when completed, will be the second tallest building in New haven. It will also be the largest private residential building anywhere in connecticut. The 700,000sf development will host 500 apartment units, a full-service grocery store, Suffolk Construction Project Manager Tom Larco of and other commercial shops Hamden signs the final steel beam just moments before it was hoisted to the top of the State Street building. and offices.
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Boston, mA - The massachusetts college of Art and Design announced plans for construction of a 21-story residence hall on huntington Avenue in Boston. The $61 million building will add 145,000sf of dormitory and facility space to massArt and marks a significant step in the multi-stage development of the campus over the next 10 years. construction of the new residence hall is funded entirely by tax-exempt revenue bonds issued through the massachusetts State college Building Authority (mScBA), which funds construction of student activity facilities at the state’s nine public colleges. In an effort to contain costs and maximize the benefit to its students, massArt has taken an entrepreneurial approach to the project by partnering with two nearby colleges. massachusetts college of pharmacy and health Sciences (mcphS) has signed a long-term lease with massArt in order to house a portion of its students in the new facility. The two colleges also are collaborating on renovation to massArt’s campus center, scheduled to be completed for fall 2010, which includes a shared bookstore and dining services. In addition, the new
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residence hall will include a new health center serving students of massArt, mcphS, and wentworth Institute of Technology. wentworth and mcphS will contribute to construction and operating costs. massArt, mcphS, and wentworth are members of the colleges of the fenway, a consortium that also includes Emmanuel college, Simmons college, and wheelock college. The new residence hall, which includes 493 beds, will guarantee housing to all first- and second-year students at massArt. Upon completion, it will allow the college to house 38% of the student body on campus. currently, it provides on-campus housing to 22% of students. The new residence hall will also feature a sustainable design strategy to achieve lEED Silver certification, reinforcing massArt’s commitment to leadership in “green” building and development. The residence hall is designed by ADD, Inc. Suffolk construction is the general contractor. construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in June 2010. Scheduled to open in fall 2012, the residence hall is one of four capital projects that will transform massArt’s campus over the next seven years.
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cambridge, mA - consigli construction co., Inc. and hmfh Architects, Inc. announced that the second phase of construction improvements at the cambridge Rindge and latin School is under way. The $85 million multi-phase renovation program will revitalize 400,000sf of the high school’s academic space, originally constructed in 1933. The phasing of the project was specifically designed to maximize activity during student vacations and minimize interruptions to the daily activities of the school. consigli and hmfh designed a program of fasttrack renovations in phase 1 that also laid the groundwork for the second phase of improvements. 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 roof-top units and new high-efficiency boilers in the building’s boiler room. In addition to a partial renovation of the boiler room, the initial phase of work also included
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melrose School pilot for mAchpS melrose, mA - The melrose middle School is a new, 220,000sf facility for 900 grade 6-8 students competitively bid and constructed in accordance with massachusetts public bid laws and also constructed in conjunction with The massachusetts collaborative for high performance Schools (mAchpS). The project served as a pilot school to test the newly created green Schools mA-chpS program developed for implementation in massachusetts through the Department of Education. The new middle school is located on the same urban site as the original school, and it shares the campus with the melrose high School. This tight urban site also sits in a flood plain. The original middle school had to be completely demolished and removed to allow for construction of the new facility. The building has a compressed four-
story plan that reduces impact to the sensitive urban site. The school houses modern classrooms circulated around central project rooms on each floor. The technologically equipped two-story media center resides on the third floor, overlooking the high school football field and Ell Pond and park at the front of the site. There is a 900-seat theatre with a computerized stage curtain and rigging system and sound system, capable of accommodating world-class theatrical performances. Additionally, there is a fullservice kitchen and cafeteria. The gymnasium and outside athletic fields, which will be used for high school sporting events, are equipped with concession stands. Team locker rooms, weight rooms, and training rooms have also been included to be used by the high school sports teams. The melrose middle School project encountered a number of challenges during construction, including a 100year flood and significant historic artifacts that were later restored and incorporated into the facility. Despite these issues, the project schedule held, allowing school to open as planned. Dealing with a friendly owner and a competent and cooperative architect, along with an eager group of subcontractors, resulted in a pleasurable experience for the team. Receiving countless accolades from students, parents, teachers, and the local community was also most A pilot school to test the newly created Green gratifying. Schools MA-CHPS program
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parent design that offers views of three levels of activity spaces, the quadrangle, and lounge spaces. A below-grade three-court gymnasium with retractable bleacher seating for 1,346, total capacity for a game of 1,696, and total capacity for an assembly of 1,826, allows an at-grade jogging track to be used as an events concourse during sporting events. A new underground garage beneath the varsity athletic field provides parking for 310 cars. Theater, dance and music departments occupy the western part of AU pAc, formed by the existing 350-seat olmsted Theatre and a new 60,000sf addition for the performing arts. New music spaces include practice rooms, teaching studios, classrooms, digital and electronic music laboratories, an orchestral rehearsal hall which can also be used as a small recital venue, and a 500-seat concert hall. Theater programs expand around the olmsted Theatre, including a suite of departmental offices and a black box theater. The dance program includes new departmental offices, changing spaces and four large studios; two adjacent studios are double-height and convertible to a 182-seat performance venue with full technical support. The school will seek lEED Silver certification for the project through the U.S. green Building council’s leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
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Delta Design & Construction Completes Oak Meadow Montessori School Seitz Architects Littleton, MA- Delta Design & Construction recently completed a $1.7 million, 7,000sf new construction and renovation project at Oak Meadow Montessori School. The project creates an expressive arts center and gymnasium. The combined arts and cultural center is acoustically isolated from the gym by a sliding partition wall. This project creates a large meeting space where, for the first time, the entire school can gather together. The increased space allows for a greatly expanded arts, music and physical education program for the children. The renovation of the existing school creates additional library space for each age group of students and new office space for the faculty and admissions staff. “The design idea behind this project was to create multiple uses for each new space, allowing for the most effective use of the budget, while expanding on the school’s desire to offer arts and expressive activities throughout the daily curriculum,” said Patti Seitz, of Seitz Architects of Sommerville. “As per design, we will be including super high insulation throughout the project as well as ultra efficient heating sys-
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RIAGC Helps Complete Classrooms Providence, RI - Classrooms, built largely with a $250,000 grant from the Rhode Island Associated General Contractors’ (RIAGC’s) labor union-supported Industry Advancement Fund for The Providence Plan’s YouthBuild organization, have opened at the group’s new headquarters in the Olneyville section of Providence. YouthBuild Providence is a workforce development and alternative education program that helps young adults from 16 to 24 qualify for construction apprenticeships as they earn their General Equivalency Diplomas. The new classrooms will enable the organization to double the number of pre-apprenticeship students it can help qualify for good-paying jobs as they enter construction apprenticeship programs. More than 100 graduates of YouthBuild Providence have entered the working world in the last five years, and 200 more are on a waiting list to enter the program. The new classrooms are part of a
$1.9 million interior renovation of an early 20th century building used as “The Polish National Home” civic center by a community that previously was largely of eastern European origin. Olneyville Housing Corp., a nonprofit community developer of affordable housing, acquired the building in 2004. With the cooperation of several community organizations, Olneyville Housing planned the renovation so it could move its headquarters to the first floor of the 66 Chaffee Street building from an overcrowded apartment-based office and lease the second floor of the 9,000sf building to The Providence Plan for its YouthBuild program. The project, whose construction costs increased over the years from an earlier estimated $1.2 million, received a boost in late October funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Frank Shea, executive director of Olneyville Housing Corp., Eric F. Anderson, executive director of RIAGC, and Anthony Hubbard, director of YouthBuild-Providence, visit students in the computer classroom.
Eric F. Anderson, executive director of RIAGC, and Tom Comella, RIAGC secretary and vice president of New England Operations for Gilbane Building Company, stand before architectural renderings of future Olneyville Housing Corporation projects.
Eric F. Anderson, executive director of RIAGC, and Anthony Hubbard, director of YouthBuild-Providence, visit a construction classroom where students currently are learning weatherization skills.
(better known as President Obama’s economic stimulus program). The check supplemented earlier donations and will help pay for more than 40 people who were employed in construction jobs on the project.
In addition to the RIAGC’s $250,000 industry advancement fund donation for the YouthBuild classrooms, funding for the rest of the project included $150,000 from a Housing Resources Commission grant, $100,000 in City of Providence Ward 15 bond funds, a $140,000 City of Providence Community Development Block Grant, a $15,000 Laborers’ Union grant and a $10,000 Carpenters Union grant. To complete the funding, Olneyville Housing is borrowing $217,000 from the Providence Economic Development Partnership and $615,000 from Rockland Trust.
SfNE January forecast The Structural Steel Fabricators of New England (SSFNE) Annual Meeting keynote presentation was provided by Lindsay Fernald, an economist with McGraw-Hill Construction Research & Analytics, the research and consulting business unit within McGraw-Hill Construction. The following are excepts of her insightful information from the SFNE Newsletter: US Outlook: At the national level, the total value of construction starts will end three years of declines with an 11% expansion in 2010.
This recovery in not universal, however, as the commercial & industrial sectors will continue to weaken through next year. In-stead, residential construction activity will finally emerge from its four-year retrenchment, leading the recovery, though starts will remain at low levels of activity. Non-building construction, boosted by stimulus funds, will also turn around next year, supporting the expansion. meanwhile institutional construction will show only a marginal 2010 gain. Continued on page 24
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cambridge Rindge and latin phase II Continued from page 17 a new roof. “Through comprehensive phasing and a team experienced in fast-track renovations, phase 1A produced important improvements for the cambridge Rindge and Latin School,” said Jim Hervol, project executive for consigli. The team is currently engaged in the second phase, which takes place in Buildings B, c & D in the Rindge Building and in the Arts Building. In the Rindge Building, the team will renovate classroom spaces with new walls and floors, as well as install new light fixtures, plumbing systems, ceilings, windows, sprinklers and high-efficiency
hVAc systems. In the Arts Building, improvements include a new roof and roof-mounted hVAc units. concurrent to the interior construction, the team will also oversee the stone façade restoration to restore and preserve the exterior surfaces of limestone and concrete. Throughout the project, the team will incorporate sustainable materials, such as forest Stewardship councilcertified timber, low VOC paints and flooring containing recycled materials. The project is targeting lEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building council.
copich Architects weymouth, mA - An open house was held on December 13 to show off the new South coastal Animal health building in weymouth. The two-story, 7,900sf facility includes six new exam rooms, a new surgery suite, an in-house x-ray suite, several doctors’ offices and a lounge area. Acella construction worked with owner Dr. grace Strake and her team to build this project. Dr. Strake bought the land and started the business in 2006. South Coastal Animal Health Building interior view Since then, South coastal Animal The project was designed by copich health has grown to accumulate 5,000 cli& Associates Architects. ents and has 18 staff members, including four doctors.
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columbia completes Special olympics headquarters marlborough, mA - columbia construction company recently completed the 25,000sf Yawkey Sports Training center and new headquarters for Special olympics massachusetts. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in December. Located on a five-acre site, the Center includes staff offices, a full-size gym, a 40 x 30 yd. soccer field, computer training facilities, video conferencing capabilities, and five multipurpose conference rooms. The gymnasium was constructed using an Icf Reward wall System. construction began in october 2008. The design includes a processional walkway leading into the lobby and features a wall of fame which introduces visitors to the unique nature of this facil-
ity. Images and interactive displays in the lobby reinforce the educational aspects of the organization, as well. The Yawkey Sports Training center will enable the organization to better serve the more than 12,000 athletes, in more than 118 athletic competitions in 26 sports; as well as provide top-notch and more frequent training for its growing base of volunteers, coaches and athletes. It will also serve as a catalyst for better health for the people Special olympics massachusetts serves. The center will be the site of a medical education program for treating patients with intellectual disabilities through a partnership Special olympics massachusetts has formed with the University of mass. medical School. The training partnership
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Participating in the ribbon-cutting were l-r; Special Olympics athlete Denise Brown, Mayor Nancy Stevens, Olympic athletes Marguerite Heffernan and her son, Shawn Heffernan addresses a long standing, and recently documented, problem facing people with intellectual disabilities — poor access to medical care and poor quality medical care. The project team also included Digiorgio Associates Inc., project architect; B.R.T. management and consulting, owner’s representative; f.D. Quigley Associates, project manager; Vanasse hangen Brustlin, civil engineer; and Engineers Design group, structural engineer.
The main lobby captures Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s famous You are the Stars speech from the 1987 Special Olympics world games.
New England Outlook: New England total construction activity peaked in 2005 at $25 billion, a year earlier than the nation, before beginning an uneven downturn. This year, starts activity will show the greatest contraction of 24%, falling to a trough of $16 billion – a 37% decline peak to trough. A recovery is on tap for 2010 as the total value of New England construction starts will expand 9%. The residential & non-building construction sectors will be the principal drivers of the expansion, while institutional construction starts will remain essentially flat at 2009 levels. Regional commercial activity, however, will remain a drag on starts through 2010. Commercial & Industrial Construction: The commercial & industrial sector experienced a marked contraction in 2009, led by declines in the retail and office construction sectors which plunged 44% and 58% respectively. Rising joblessness has weakened consumer spending and consumer confidence, and has driven up Continued on page 35
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It’s a great Time to catch a wave Continued from page 12 The answer to the question is critical for this reason: the first year of positive market escalation following the last year of market contraction has historically come with double digit building cost escalation. projects that precede the wave, before the market turns, enjoy historic savings in building costs. projects that come out of the gate late and ride the top of the wave get hit by the double digit cost escalation over the preceding year. Since 1979, the first year the BcI was tracked, the wave of opportunity for building owners has appeared five times; we’re now in the sixth. what does this mean for institutions and organizations with confidence in their need for physical facilities and the ability to move forward? Now is the time to build. organizations that can build support to move forward now will be able to build their needed infrastructure and save more than 10% compared with their peers who wait for the future to appear. we recently completed a 0-60 development process (60% is the amount of design effort needed to get to the construction bidding stage, the remaining 40% being bidding and construction administration) in about half the time of a standard approach. Using a facilitation system that promoted quick decision-making and parallel user buyin, we reduced the development process from the customary 12-month duration to six months – all to ensure this leading healthcare program’s project would hit the market before the turn and keep double digit building cost escalation
from hitting their bottom line. Though demanding for all involved, the payoff is that the client is enjoying the most competitive bidding market in 20 years, allowing them to achieve more of their mission than would have been possible a year ago, or perhaps a year from now. Instances like this are currently the exception, but we’re hopeful that the recent uptick in strategic planning follow-on work will continue in 2010. If the studies that firms like ours are doing now all converted this month to design projects, it would still take an average of 12 months of the conventional development process to transition to the construction stage. The bad news for the building industry is that we don’t see enough work on the boards right now for the industry to absorb and produce a positive escalation in the next year. The good news is that organizations with the ability to advance a project in the next six to 12 months will almost assuredly enjoy historic lows in building costs. we’re optimistic that as owners see the opportunity that currently exists and credit becomes more available, 2010 will indeed be a good year in the building industry for design followed by a great year for construction. Joseph Naughton is principal & COO at RF Walsh Collaborative Partners, a Boston-based project management firm with more than 30 years of experience guiding healthcare, life sciences, academic, commercial and residential projects across New England to successful completion and helping clients.
fitchburg, mA - The new 104-bed dormitory recently completed at fitchburg State college’s mara Village is the greenest building on campus. The Village’s newest residence hall 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. 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. In addition to low Voc materials, a combination of pre-consumer and
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Toy Drive wraps up KBE philanthropic Initiative
ne year ago, KBE Building corporation launched a new community outreach initiative to lend a helping hand to people and organizations in the communities where the firm works or its staff lives. This dynamic philanthropic endeavor, called “50 ways to make a Difference,” is a year-long charitable support program in celebration of the company’s 50th year in business. The goal was to identify at least 50 philanthropic projects that support children, education, and seniors in communities in both connecticut and maryland. founded in 1959, KBE Building corporation is a commercial construction services firm regionally located in Farmington, cT. and columbia, mD. Since its early days as part of the Konover companies, the organization has contributed significant dollars in financial and in-kind support of local charitable causes and civic organizations, a legacy from the firm’s founder and well-known philanthropist, Simon Konover. Today, KBE and its employees continue to actively participate in grassroots initiatives and work with other organizations to support causes that enhance the quality of life in our communities. The 50 Ways program is defined by that philanthropic spirit. KBE literally and figuratively put a bow on the “50 ways to make a Difference” initiative this past November by launching a statewide toy drive project to benefit needy families during the holidays. The project, called “Building a Brighter Holiday,” was the 50th and final project. Through “Building a Brighter holiday,” KBE invited its business partners in the construction industry – clients, trade contractors, consultants, and vendors – to donate to the toy drive. KBE’s staff purchased toys and other gift items for families in need in connecticut and maryland. The donations benefited agencies such as the Salvation Army, Developing families center and goodwill Industries, who worked with their clients to develop wish lists. once the lists had been collected the “Building a Brighter Holiday” teams went out and shopped for the items. KBE purchased and distributed more than 1,000 toys and other gift items. “we were so excited to hear that
KBE had included our school as part of this The cove center for grieving children, outreach project,” said Shandra Brown, connecticut children’s medical center, principal of J.c. clark Elementary School oak hill and wellpath Behavioral health in hartford, conn. “KBE’s generosity will for families and children. certainly help make the holidays a little KBE’s maryland operations adoptbrighter for our students.” ed 20 families through organizations that Anne Danaher, executive director included the Developing families center of the Jewish family Services of greater in washington, D.c.; the house of Ruth hartford, added, “The children we targeted in Baltimore; community Action council for this project were mostly from single of howard county; Neighbor Network in parent families who are struggling to meet Dayton, md.; and the howard county Sertheir basic needs. without KBE’s assis- vice center of the Salvation Army. tance these kids may not have received any “KBE Building corporation, with gifts this holiday season.” the help of our friends in the construction In addition to supporting Jewish family Services, goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army, KBE also supported students at J.c. clark and fred D. wish elementary schools in hartford, catholic charities of the Archdiocese of hartford, Toys for Tots of Southern con- .KBE’s “Building a Brighter Holiday” program donated toys to necticut, the prudence students at two Hartford, CT elementary schools. KBE’s offer to crandall center, the provide holiday gifts came on the same day the schools learned Town of farmington that a benefactor from previous years would be unable to help community Services, out this holiday.
gift of gobble – Thanksgiving’s on Us For its “Gift of Gobble” project the KBE staff gathered at 5 a.m. in the company’s farmington conn. parking lot to begin assembling more than 110 Thanksgiving baskets that included turkeys and traditional holiday foods. The firm’s Maryland office hosted its own assembly line and were able to donate to 25 families in need.
industry, wanted to do all we could to ensure as many kids as possible had a happy holiday this year,” said Mike Kolakowski, KBE president and cEo. “we understood the need in our communities was greater this year than in the past, which is why we set our sights on raising enough money to address that need. This was the best way imaginable to wrap up our 50th Anniversary celebration initiative.” To launch the 50 ways program, KBE invited leaders in every connecticut city and town to submit an application for a grant and/or donation of services. Grants averaged $1,500 in value, and donation of services included everything from estimat-
ing and preconstruction planning services to hands-on labor for minor construction projects. Similar efforts were undertaken in the firm’s Columbia, Md. office, though on a smaller scale. The program’s focus was on supporting children and seniors. KBE’s approach in developing the program was to provide benefits to as many communities as possible, and help fund smaller but meaningful projects that are typically abandoned during tough economic times. more than 100 grant applications were submitted, and an in-house committee was given the difficult task of selecting award recipients. forty-eight community projects were chosen – 40 in connecticut and eight in maryland. The 49th project, KBE’s “gift of gobble – Thanksgiving’s On Us,” provided Thanksgiving meals to more than 140 families in connecticut and maryland. more information on the program can be found at www.kbebuilding. com/50ways_overview.aspx
KBE Associate John Patterson helps paint the town gazebo in Derby, Conn. KBE donated both materials and staff time to spruce up the existing town amenity.
KBE Building Corporation has completed our 2009 “50 Ways to Make a Difference” philanthropic initiative with two major giving programs: “The Gift of Gobble - Thanksgiving’s On Us” and “Building a Brighter Holiday”. The Thanksgiving program provided more than 150 turkeys and food baskets to our neighbors in need in Connecticut and Maryland. The “Building a Brighter Holiday” program enabled us to donate more than 1000 toys to children in Connecticut and to support families in need in Maryland.
A heartfelt thank you to our partners who helped KBE Building Corporation Make A Difference in 2009
We asked our business partners to help us make these programs even more successful ... and we are grateful for the outpouring of support and we are proud to be their partners in both business and in community giving.
The following ﬁrms supported KBE’s “Gift of Gobble” and “Building a Brighter Holiday” programs: connecticut: A. Auidi & Sons • Abbey Tents • Adams & Knight • BCI Butler Co. • Bemers • Bestech • Builders Hardware • Donald Sullivan & Sons • Eliot Fierberg • Elite Construction Rentals • Four Seasons Landscaping • Jerry Franklin • Kostin Rufkess • Manafort Brothers • Mega Mechanical • Mizzy Construction • F. Monarca Masonry • R.C. Knox & Company • Robinson & Cole • R&S Construction • Shepard Steel • Simon Konover Companies • Tecton Architects • Thurston’s Foods • United Steel • Wayne Grifﬁn Electric • W.B. Mason maryland: ADS Construction • AEP Inc. Commercial Construction Inc. • Anne Arundel Fire Protection, Inc. • Bandoch Welding & Steel Fabrication, LLC • Harris Teeter • Interior Specialists, Inc. • K&L Gates, LLP • Ofﬁt Kurman, Attorneys at Law • Roberts Commercial Drywall, Inc. • Robert W. Childs Landscape Contractors Inc. • The Fresh Market
The following agencies and organizations received support through the “Gift of Gobble” and “Building a Brighter Holiday” programs: connecticut: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center • Cornerstone Soup Kitchen • The Cove Center for Grieving Children • Crystal Lake Food Pantry • Fred D. Wish Elementary School, Hartford • Goodwill Industries • J.C. Clark Elementary School, Hartford • Jewish Family Services • Manchester Area Conference of Churches • Oak Hill • The Prudence Crandall Center • Salvation Army • St Francis Xavier Church, Waterbury • TEAM Inc. • Toys for Tots of Southern Connecticut • Town of Farmington Community Services • Waterbury Youth Services • Wellpath Behavioral Health for Families and Children maryland: Anne Arundel County Food Bank • Community Action Council of Howard County • Congregations Concerned for the Homeless • Developing Families Center • House of Ruth • Neighbor Network • Salvation Army
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Designing a Vegetated green Roof System for Electronic leak Detection by Laura Kozel ith the increasing number of vegetated roofs, electronic leak detection is a critical part of the design and installation to mitigate risk to the contractors and building owner. Although vegetated roofs have many benefits, their primary function is to manage stormwater, and they will be a valuable tool to support Kozel compliance with the upcoming new massachusetts DEp stormwater management requirements. Electronic leak detection technology can pinpoint any breaches in the waterproofing membrane, even with ballast or a vegetated green roof, if the entire system is designed appropriately. It is far superior to the alternatives of flood testing or infra-red scans, neither of which locate exactly where the breach is in the waterproofing. Electronic leak detection techniques, which include Smartex vector mapping and high voltage testing, find breaches by trying to force current or complete a circuit through the nonconductive waterproofing membrane. The following must be taken into consideration to ensure the system can be tested: • EPDM is not testable in general because it is a conductive membrane.
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• Waterproofing membranes should be chosen to avoid the need for a polyethylene root barrier in the vegetated roof system. The root barrier will permanently inhibit the ability to do any type of electronic leak scans. It acts as a barrier between the waterproofing membrane and the surface where the technicians are performing the test. The only alternative is a permanent, automated leak detection system. • Vector mapping requires water in the system to work. It is recommended that the membrane be exposed for several months prior to testing or that the membrane be carefully pressure-washed to ensure water is in the system. • The setup for vector mapping can be installed on any roof to facilitate future one-time scans of the roof. • A conductive mesh is required under the waterproofing in a fully adhered roofing system that includes a vapor barrier to be able to test. • A conductive mesh may also be built into a roofing system to increase the accuracy of the test as it will minimize the distance water has to travel beneath the waterproofing to complete the circuit. The vegetated roof at Simmons college is a great example of a testable design. The vegetated roof was built by Apex Green Roofs over a Sarnafil G476 waterproofing membrane. This membrane does not require a root barrier. The green roof profile, which meets all current ASTm green roof standards, includes a protection fabric, sheet drain
Vegetated green roof at Simmons College, Boston installed by Apex Green Roofs over a Sarnafil PVC membrane. Photo provided by Apex Green Roofs (holding .12 gallons/sq ft), 4 oz separation fabric, and 4 to 8 inches of engineered green roof media. The green roof is accessible and has a curved patio area of pedestal pavers. It is predominantly an extensive roof with seven varieties of sedum but also includes some semi-intensive planting pockets that are 8 inches deep, which support taller, herbaceous plantings like Rudbeckia (commonly known as Black-Eyed Susan), little bluestem and some native grasses. This vegetated roof has a wide variety of plants, colors and bloom times and heights up to 3 feet. progeo monitoring is a local source for electronic leak detection and
offers Smartex technologies for onetime scans and permanent, automated leak detection systems. Laura Kozel, EngineerPresident, Plant America Green Sales Director for Progeo Monitoring and Green Roof Solutions. References: Info on DEP stormwater regs: http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/wastewater/ov_storm.htm Apex green roofs website: www. apexgreenroofs.com Progeo electronic leak detection: www.progeomonitoring.com Laura Kozel’s website: www. plantamericagreen.com
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portsmouth, Nh – In anticipation of the New hampshire’s winter weather, 263 energy-efficient windows are currently being installed at the new Residence Inn by marriott at portwalk. The windows will save energy by reducing heat loss during the winter and reducing heat gain during the summer. The Residence Inn, which is the first phase of a dynamic mixed-use development in the heart of the city’s historic district, will be Portsmouth’s first environmentally Energy-efficient windows are currently being friendly hotel. installed at the new Residence Inn by Marriott at when completed, portwalk will Portwalk include three buildings offering office, installing energy-efficient windows, Portcommercial and residential space in downtown portsmouth. cathartes private walk is using regional and recycled mateInvestments of Boston is the developer of rials in construction and incorporating enportwalk, Elkus manfredi Architects of vironmentally beneficial strategies such as Boston was the master planner and DeSte- using white roofing, deploying water effifano Architects of portsmouth was the cient landscaping, and promoting alternate consulting architect. pro con Inc. of man- transportation. The Residence Inn by marriott hochester is the architect of record and the design builder for Portwalk’s first phase: the tel will be a five-story, 96,000sf mixed use building. The building’s first floor will hotel, retail and conference space. cathartes private Investments and house the hotel’s lobby and common areas pro con Inc. are aiming to make portwalk and 12,000sf of retail space. floors two a LEED certified mixed-use development through five will house the hotel’s guest and the Residence Inn, New hampshire’s rooms. The hotel will offer 128 urban stufirst LEED certified hotel. Pro Con Inc. re- dios and one-bedroom suites, with a large cycled 95% of the waste material from the hearth room, bar and lounge area, breakfast former two-story, 86,000sf parade mall, room, indoor pool & fitness room, meeting which was demolished to make way for room, business center and guest laundry the new downtown center. In addition to area.
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PeoplesBank Goes Green Designed by Strategic Designworks Springfield, MA - Strategic Designworks, a design consultancy firm in Reading, is collaborating with the senior management team from PeoplesBank headquartered in Holyoke, The Green Roundtable in Boston, and Marois Construction in South Hadley to design and manage the construction of the Bank’s first LEED certified branch at 1051 St. James Avenue in Springfield. The uniqueness of the 2664sf traditional style branch lies in the planning and care taken to select a site, design, construct and equip the building in ways that minimizes its environmental impact and maximizes the wellbeing of customers and employees. These benefits are being achieved by: • Locating the site on previously developed land
• Minimizing the amount of exterior impervious surfaces • Landscaping with drought-resistant plants • Installing plumbing fixtures that use 43% less potable water • Using energy saving HVAC and lighting systems that meet LEED standards • Recycling 75% of demolition and construction materials • Creating an interior using low-emitting paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants and carpets as well as low-emitting furniture that meets SCS and GREENGUARD Certification • Installing individual recycling bins for metal, plastic, glass, paper and cardboard..
Cambridge, MA - The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a global non profit trade organization, announced the launch of the Utility Technology Challenge to address a critical roadblock faced by companies in the clean tech space – finding the right test partners. The goal of the Utility Technology Challenge is to facilitate testing and pilot project partnerships that will enable more rapid growth of clean technology companies, and increase the speed of clean technology adoption by utilities and municipalities. Initial sponsors of the program include, The US Department of Energy, Austin Energy, Accenture, AEP, City of
Anaheim, National Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and Lockheed Martin. “Our partners are global leaders in recognizing the importance of helping develop and implement innovative clean technologies,” stated Patricia Glaza, CTSI Executive director. “Their support allows us to address a driving need of our membership – bridging the partner identification gap.” Companies developing energy, water and environmental technology solutions are encouraged to submit into the Utility Technology Challenge program. All solutions that meet program criteria will be made available and marketed to utility and municipal test and adoption partners, including the program sponsors. The program is open to companies across the globe.
Lighthouse Awarded School Projects Boston, MA – In a major renewable energy project for the City of Boston, Lighthouse Electrical Contracting, Inc. of Rockland has been awarded and is underway with the 134.5kW (in total) turnkey solar installation project for five Boston Public Schools – Murphy School, Boston Latin Academy, FDR School, Madison Park School and Boston Latin School. The total electrical project value is $900,000. The project scope entails Lighthouse’s design, engineering and installation of ballasted, roof-mounted photovoltaic solar systems at schools. Ballasted systems have been specified so as to avoid roof penetration. The NECA contractor is utilizing solar panels manufactured by Evergreen Solar of Marlborough and inverters by Solectria Renewables of Lawrence.
The installations are projected to realize a total energy savings of approximately 175,000 kwh per year for Boston Public Schools, which amounts to an estimated $35,000 annually. The project is being funded in part by grants through the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Commonwealth Solar rebate program. Structural engineering services are being provided by Stephen Kelleher Architects, Inc. of Fairhaven and electrical engineering by Art Engineering Corporation of Worcester, both under subcontract to Lighthouse Electrical. Lighthouse project managers Scott Sullivan, Newell Thomas and Foreman Justin Aikens are supervising a field crew of five electricians from IBEW Local 103.
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Pat McDermott, ironworker, Local 7 (Volpe-Eagan Construction Safety Award recipient) and Mary Vogel, executive director, TCI The Volpe-Eagan Construction Safety Awards were presented to Pat McDermott, safety director for the Iron Workers District Council of New England Labor Management Cooperation Trust, and Garrett Burke, the associate director of occupational safety and construction services at Harvard University.
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Milford, - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Family Business Association as the overall winner in the “Large” category in the annual awards campaign honoring area companies for their leadership as familyowned businesses. Companies are evaluated for having a positive impact on their industry and the communities where they are based. Winners must demon-
Stephen Wessling accepts his award at the recent BOMA Awards event. The new BMS facility began construction in February 2007 and is BMS’s largest single capital project at a cost of $750 million. The project, consists of six BOMA Boston recognized the ed the 2009 BOMA Boston Affiliate structures, with flagship buildings used for nominees and winners of the 2009 Company of the Year award for their offices, quality control labs, and a manuTOBY and Industry Awards at the significant contributions to the real facturing plant. BOMA Boston event held at the Bos- estate industry, active participation ton Park Plaza. in and longevity of service to BOMA Wessling Architects was award- Boston.
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Two Shawmut projects win Agc Awards In collaboration with architects hellmuth, obata + Kassabaum, Inc., and Rhode Island hospital’s facility Design Team, Shawmut’s Science and healthcare group topped the hospital with a 90,000sf, three-story, vertical expansion. This remarkable, innovative project added three new floors of inpatient beds and a 140-foot high, glass-enclosed pedestrian bridge. The 110-bed patient addition features a glass and masonry curtain wall. Boston Children’s Museum Addition and Renovation– Merit Award Winner The Boston children’s museum won a merit Award and received special recognition from the award panel. The scope of this 19-month project, executed in collaboration with architect cambridge Seven Associates and landscape architect michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., required that the famous Boston institution be able to accommodate its visitors, young and old alike, while undergoing a major overhaul to better serve and educate them in the future. The project included renovations to a 150,000sf existing facility and the construction of a 23,000sf glassenclosed atrium, incorporating sustainable design components in the renovation and construction. Recycled, local, and low Tufts three-story vertical expansion Voc-emitting building materi-
Boston, mA - Associated general contractors of massachusetts (Agc) honored Shawmut Design and construction with two awards at their Agc Build New England Awards gala This bi-annual event recognizes outstanding project teams who have designed and built the most remarkable and complex facilities, included offices, healthcare facilities, schools, laboratories and academic institutions from across New England. Shawmut Design and construction was called to the stage twice, once for their work with Rhode Island hospital, and once for their work with the Boston children’s museum. Rhode Island Hospital Bridge Expansion Project – Honor Award Recipient
Rhode Island Hospital Bridge Expansion als were utilized; a storm water reclamation system and a green roof were put into place to reduce pollution; and the facility houses extensive state-of-the-art mechanical systems, such as boilers, water pumps, electrical systems, and a new air handling system, increasing the building’s efficiency. This project was granted lEED Nc gold certified status by the US Green Building council and has the distinction of being the first green museum in the city of Boston.
Cambridge, MA - Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) of cambridge announced that its founding principals, Rick Kobus and Ed Tsoi, each has been recognized for exceptional accomplishments recently. Rick Kobus was named “most influential” by Healthcare Design. Readers and its editorial board compiled the magazine’s list of 25 national leaders with partners at The center for health Design. Editor Todd hutlock calls the list “a veritable who’s who of the healthcare design industry.” The Salvation Army honored Ed Tsoi with its prestigious others Award, the highest honor the Salvation Army bestows, that recognizes an “individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirit of service to others.” Recipients are chosen for their dedication and compassion as demonstrated through “exceptional service benefiting The Salvation Army and the community.” Tsoi has been a member of The Salvation Army’s cambridge corps Advisory Board since 1980. Now in its 26th year, TK&A has a long history of giving back to the community. In 2009, the firm completed the renovation of putnam place, a group home run by cambridge family & children’s Service for foster teens in Dorchester.
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SfNE forecast Continued from page 24 office vacancy rates, adversely impacting these sectors. Though much of the correction will have occurred in 2009, commercial construction activity will continue to decline in 2010. The industrial sector will rebound in 2010, but activity will remain at historic lows. Institutional Construction: The institutional construction sector experienced a more moderate decline this year, and will contribute to the 2010 recovery. Educational construction activity drives regional institutional starts, with healthcare construction providing the second most substantial boost. In many cycles, institutional construction would continue to weaken given its lagged relationship with the greater economy, but stimulus funding and state initiatives have helped buoy starts activity. Residential Construction: Residential construction led the downturn in 2008 and weakened further in 2009; peak to trough, New England housing will decline nearly 70% from 2005 to 2009. The single family market didn’t have the same run-up in construction that the rest of the nation experienced, but it collapsed alongside
the US, along with regional multifamily construction. Though this sector is poised for a 2010 recovery, high home prices and weak income gains pose a threat to the rebound as potential buyers could be priced out of the market. Nonbuilding Construction: Nonbuilding has defied the downturn, spurred by gains across most of its subsectors. highway & bridge projects have dominated start activity in recent years, posting strong gains since 2007. This sector has benefited from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as $27 billion was allocated to highway construction projects. Indeed, in 2009, nonbuilding projects (along with institutional projects) dominate the largest projects starts in New England from January to october 2009. Nonbuilding construction will expand through 2010.
Norwalk, cT - Tara m. Vincenta, principal and founder of Artemis landscape Architects, Inc., recently won a merit Award from the connecticut chapter of the American Society of landscape Architects (cTASlA). The award recognizes the outstanding achievement of Vincenta’s profes-
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CBI Consulting Celebrates 25 Yrs. Boston, MA - CBI Consulting Inc., a Boston-based architectural/engineering firm, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, hosting a networking event in honor of the occasion at the company’s Boston offices, which was attended by the entire staff of the Miami office. CBI Consulting was recently recog-
nized as one of the region’s largest architectural firms by the Boston Business Journal. “The continued growth and change we have experienced in the past 25 years is remarkable,” said Michael S. Teller, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED AP, and a Principal at CBI Consulting Inc.
Feldman3D Acquires Laser Scanner Harry R. Feldman, Inc. (Feldman3D) has taken delivery of the brand new, cutting edge Leica laser scanner, the C10. This state of the art scanner represents the latest in 3D laser technology and has attributes of both the short range, phase based 6100 scanner and the long range and accuracy Cutting edge Leica laser of the older Scan Station 2. scanner. “The release of the C10
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Boston, MA - Santa Claus delivered toys to the Federated Dorchester Neighborhood House – Ruth Darling Childcare Center in Dorchester this season. The children from low-income families received toys that otherwise they would not have gotten if not for the charitable donations by Friends for Children. Friends for Children is a non-profit organization founded by Leland Woodsworth dedicated to assisting children organizations. Leland Woodsworth is a former president of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local 17.
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40 Years Celebrated Boston, MA - 2009 marked the 40th Anniversary of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, which was started in 1969 by Monsignor Michael Groden, under the leadership of Cardinal Cushing. A reception and fundraiser was hosted by Edward A. Fish, Sr. and Cardinal Sean O’Malley, in December, with Bank of America as the Presenting Sponsor. Over the years, the Planning Office has developed over 2,300 units of mixed income and affordable housing for the elderly, families and populations The Planning Office for Urban Affairs has with special needs in nearly 30 towns developed over 2,300 units of affordable and neighborhoods throughout metrohousing. politan Boston. Massachusetts Fisherman’s Partnership Historically, the Office’s work on justice initiatives includes civic efforts such and the Metropolitan Education Center as A New Paradigm for Housing in Greater which have helped shape all of Boston’s Boston, The Challenge to Leadership, The communities.
‘Winter Wonderland’ at Dana-Farber Boston, MA - Santa Claus started early at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic as children receiving treatment for cancer enjoyed a Winter-Wonderland celebration. The party included visits from Santa, gifts, arts & crafts and lunch, all thanks in part to a large donation by union trades people and contractors Donations began pouring in after a pipefitter with Local 537, Mike Morgan, posted a flyer asking men and women on the job at Dana-Farber Yawkey Center for Cancer Care to donate one hour of their salary to the children at the Dana Farber-Cancer Institute. Many of the union craftspeople are closing out their work at the project and some knew they were losing their job, but wanted to help anyway. “It was amazing how much money we raised, when we presented the check they expected about $500, but we raised more than $27,000 and the Dana Farber kids with cancer get special money keeps pouring in,” says Morgan. Christmas celebration after donations poured “We are so happy to be able to help in in. Photo courtesy of Dana Farber any way and it is just a small way to help these children.” the ironworkers at the beginning of conTo the delight of the children receiv- struction of the building in February. ing cancer treatment at the hospital, their The new Yawkey Center is slated for names were spray painted on the beams by completion in 2011.
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landmark Team Achieves lEED Ap woburn, mA - landmark Structures corporation announced that all members of its project management/estimating team have achieved designation as lEED Accredited professionals distinguishing themselves with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward environmentally responsible projects.
Attaining lEED Ap designation over the past two years are John Burns, vice president of estimating and marketing; Vice president Stephen Eisenberg; conor mcguire, lEED coordinator and estimator; Jennifer poles, project manager; and michael Small, senior project manager.
Nitsch hires Strickland Boston, mA - Nitsch Engineering has hired laurie B. Strickland, cpSm, as marketing director. She has 26 years of marketing experience in the architectural/engineering/construction industry and will be responsible for facilitating the firm’s overall business development and marketing operations. Strickland, a certified profes-
sional services marketer, has actively participated in the SmpS Boston chapter as a member of the board, including serving as president in 2007-2008. prior to joining Nitsch Engineering, she was corporate marketing manager at haley & Aldrich, Inc.
Emond Joins KAf Braintree, mA - KAf financial group announced that Roxanne finch Emond, cpA of Beverly has been named a Senior Tax Accountant in the practice’s Braintree headquarters. In this role she is responsible for tax compliance and consulting for closely held corporations and their shareholders.
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Triumph hires Vale methods producing sustainable Boston, mA - Triumph environments mostly for the edumodular, a provider of tempocation and healthcare sectors. he rary and permanent modular will also be working to implebuildings, has hired green modment energy efficient upgrades in ular construction expert Quincy Triumph’s existing buildings. Vale to expand and grow the cliff cort, president of Tricompany’s green design pracumph modular, said, “There are tice. very exciting things happening In this capacity, Vale will with green modular construcsupport Triumph’s special projVale tion right now and with Quincy’s ects division that designs and help, Triumph will continue to be builds custom buildings with a focus on advancements in prefabrication at the forefront.”
Boyle Joins c.E. floyd middletown, cT - Kevin Boyle recently joined the middletown office of general contractor and construction manager c.E. floyd company as a senior project manager. Boyle began his career with Turner construction in Norwalk where he worked for six years before moving to fIp Boyle construction in cheshire for 16 years. c.E. floyd’s vice president of con-
necticut operations charles Tobin said, “Kevin’s experience in the biotech, commercial and healthcare sectors, along with 22 years of connecticut subcontractor and vendor knowledge will be a great asset.” Tobin also believes Boyle will be a valuable resource for c.E. floyd’s younger employees because of his deep field and office experience.
harvard University, Simmons Boston, mA - Rf walsh college, massachusetts Institute collaborative partners anof Technology, Boston Scientific nounced the addition of Ted corporation, AstraZeneca, holyNevells to their project manageoke hospital, and Shriners Burns ment firm. hospital. As a senior project man“Ted has a diverse backager, Nevells is responsible for ground in engineering and exproject team management, sertensive experience working on vice delivery, and administration Nevells hospital, biotech and higher edufor a variety of health, educationcation projects throughout New al and institutional clients. prior to joining Rf walsh collab- England,” said Jack Hobbs, president and orative partners, Nevells worked as a key cEo of Rf walsh collaborative partners. photography by: Rf walsh collabmember of development teams on major projects throughout New England, includ- orative partners ing projects for Roger williams University,
Jc&A Adds Burr
Quincy, mA - J. calnan & As- and approval, financial status reports, sociates, Inc. announced that wm. Dale budget reports, quality control and client satisfaction. he has Burr has joined the Quincyover 25 years of project based company as senior projmanagement experience in ect manager. the construction industry. Burr will be responsible prior to joining J. for the overall management calnan & Associates Burr and coordination of projects from preliminary planning held senior project manthrough the construction and agement positions at Bovis final occupancy. His responsilend lease and lmB, Inc. bilities include supervision of He was an owner/proprietor Burr staff and subcontractors, trade at Northern Electric Assocoordination, logistics and ciates where he managed safety planning, subcontractor buy-out, complex cgmp life science projects contract negotiation, requisition review ranging from 15,000sf to 300,000sf.
Jc&A promotes molly gates Quincy, mA - J. calnan & Associates, Inc. announced the promotion of molly gates from assistant project manager to project manager. gates will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of projects from preliminary planning through the construction and final occupancy. Gates her responsibilities include supervision of staff and subcontractors, trade coordination, logistics and safety struction.
planning, subcontractor buyout, contract negotiation, requisition review and approval, financial status reports, budget reports, quality control and client satisfaction. gates is a lEED Accredited professional as well as a member of several industryrelated associations and affiliations, including the National Association of women in con-
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Simon F. Etzel Jr., Michael Kolakowski, and Eric Brown at 50th Anniversary and Unveiling Celebration January 2009 launching “50 Ways to Make a Difference.”
One year ago,
KBE Building Corporation launched a new community outreach initiative to lend a helping hand to people and organizations in the communities where the firm works or its staff lives. This dynamic philanthropic endeavor, called “50 Ways to Make a Difference,” is a year-long charitable support program in celebration of the company’s 50th year in business. The goal was to identify at least 50 philanthropic projects that support children, education, and seniors in communities in both Connecticut and Maryland. See the full story page 28.
KBE Senior VP and Principal Eric Brown digs in as part of Simsbury, CT’s town center improvement project, which KBE supported with both a donation and hands-on labor.
For its “Gift of Gobble” project the KBE staff gathered at 5 AM in the company’s Farmington Conn. parking lot to begin assembling more than 110 Thanksgiving www.high-profile.com baskets that included turkeys and traditional holiday foods.
KBE Associate John Patterson helps paint the town gazebo in Derby, CT. KBE donated both materials and staff time to spruce up the existing town amenity.
KBE’s donation to the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington helped the agency care for the increased number of pets brought in by owners unable to care for them because of the tough econo
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