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June, 2010


Healthcare Facilities Developments

DAI Designed Huggins Hospital Unveiled Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New $52M Facility Expansion

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Kenneth Monroe Interview - Preconstruction Plans at Stamford Hospital Ground Breaking for Towne Place Suites - Pro Con Architect and CM Interior Solutions for the Advanced Health Care Facility By Jay Marr Cherry Hill II Apartments Designed by Fine Associates Completed Bowdoin Completes Health Facility Designed by Melton-Ferre Mass. College of Art Breaks Ground for Design Residence Hall Featuring: North Branch to Build Rehab Hospital, JSA Architect Boulos Underway with CMMC Expansion Project BCBS RI HQ Awarded -Designed by SMMA Translational Medicine by Kevin Sullivan DCFI Yawkey Ctr Nears Completion Paradigm Completes CSEMC Reno Halvorson to Design New Park Mass General B3C Underway - Smilow Cancer Hospital Completed

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Cover Story: Huggins Hospital Unviels New Facility.... 23 Sections:

Upfront:................................... 6 Facilities................................... 9 Multi-Res................................ 14 Landscape............................... 15 Green News............................. 26 Education................................ 32 People.................................... 37 Calendar................................. 38

Focus: Healthcare Facilities......... 16


Smilow Cancer Hospital............. 19 Stamford Hospital..................... 20 CSEMC Reno.......................... 22 Energy CU Completed............... 25 Stormwater Management............ 30 Cherry Hill Nears Completion..... 35

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Kim elected Chair at DCAM/DSB Boston - Michael Kim was Three additional memelected as the new chair of the bers are appointed by the folDesigner Selection Board (DSB) lowing professional societies: at the Massachusetts Department The Boston Society of Archiof Capital Asset Management. He tects. Massachusetts Society of will serve for a two-year term. Professional Engineers, and the The DSB is an autonomous Associated General Contrac11-member board that selects detors. In 2009 the DSB reviewed signers for public building conmore than 800 applications and struction throughout the Comawarded 39 contracts totaling Michael Kim monwealth. Eight members are nearly $26 million for publicappointed by the governor, three of building construction throughwhom are registered architects, three regis- out the Commonwealth. tered engineers, and two representatives of Kim is principal of Michael Kim Asthe public who are not architect designers, sociates, a full-service architecture and deengineers, or construction contractors. sign firm based in Brookline. The July issue High-Profile Monthly focus will highlight

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SMPS National president, Thomas E. Smith Jr., Principal of BonTerra Consulting served as moderator. Panelists included, Charles Tseckares, Founding principal of CBT Architects, Edward Bond CEO of BOND, and Dean L.Groves, President and CEO of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike.

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seven-story addition that will include approximately 165 residential units. The new six-story building will either contain approximately 59 residential units or approximately 106 hotel/extended stay rooms. The project also includes approximately 8,000sf of facilities of public accommodation space, of which approximately 5,000sf will be used as a restaurant on the groundlevel of the six-story building. Additionally, the project includes the creation of a 36-slip recreational marina and water taxi landing and approximately 500 linear feet of new Harborwalk and publicly accessible open space along the water, which will improve public access to the waterfront and Continued on page 13

Providence, RI - Turning Point, an affordablehousing community project of the Rhode Island Veterans Action Center (RIVAC), will soon accommodate 14 veterans and their families who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The $3 million building effort, expected to be completed by fall. “Several financing sources helped fund Turning Point,” said Johanne P. Washington, executive director of the Vietnam Era Veterans Association, which operates the center. “However, our organization must work assiduously to raise Visiting Turning Point are l-r David Rampone, president of the money for operating ex- RIAGC and president of Hart Engineering, Cumberland, penses for the programs we R.I.; Johanne P. Washington, RIVAC executive director; run for veterans in every Eric F. Anderson, RIAGC executive director; and Joseph P. Miller, Jr., RIVAC intake, outreach case manager. community in the state.” The R.I. chapter of Bailey Group of Warwick is the contractor. Associated General Contractors (RIAGC) Six single-bedroom apartments and recently presented a check to RIVAC ex- six two-bedroom apartments will occupy ecutives on behalf of the commercial con- the second floor of a new building at 1380 tractors organization. Eric F. Anderson, ex- Broad St., Providence. A second building ecutive director of RIAGC said, “Helping is being rehabilitated to provide two more veterans avoid homelessness is an extreme- single-bedroom apartments. ly worthy cause that we are proud to assist. The first floor of the new 15,546sf It is unthinkable that any veteran who has building will provide space for three comput his or her life on the line for our country mercial units. One will be occupied by a should have to face homelessness.” police substation that already existed at the The project is being managed by site, and anotherr by facilities for RIVAC OMNI Development Corporation, Provi- support services for veterans all around dence, a non-profit organization that fo- Rhode Island. cuses on providing affordable housing. The

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Hospital Facilities in the New Economy: Lean, Green, and Sustainable



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ProConstruction Con Inc. Conference is the Architect and Construct MHA’s Fourth Annual Healthcare EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENTS Club at the Neighborhoods opportunities, and developat the Woodlan solution.

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Massachusetts College of Art Breaks Ground Suffolk Education CM - ADD Inc Project Architect

Rendering of Smith Motor Sales reno.

Channel Renovates Dealership Haverhill, MA - Channel Building Company, a design-build commercial construction company, has entered into an agreement with Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill for the renovation of its dealership located at 420 River Street. Improvements to the original 18,000sf building that was built by Channel Building Company in 1998 will consist of a 1,300sf showroom addition to the existing 2,750sf. The showroom elevation of the building will receive 250% more glass along with a continuous 10-ft. structural steel thin-edge roof element and 11 signature Autohaus columns that will be finished to Mercedes-Benz specifications. The space to be renovated will include upgrading the customer lounge, service administration area, and finishes in the repair shop. Work is scheduled to be completed on or around September 1, 2010.

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Boston - Massachusetts College of Art and Design announced a comprehensive campaign that will transform its campus on Huntington Avenue in Boston, increase scholarship funding, and expand its public programming. The comprehensive campaign, financed through a combination of public and private funds, includes capital projects, endowment and program support, and increased annual funding. The announcement took place in conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony for the college’s new residence hall, one of four capital projects scheduled over the next several years. Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. is the construction manager

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Ganek Architects Designs Visitor Ctr. Everett, MA - A new visitor center for Distrigas of Mass. will be built at the company’s marine terminal and will be used for hosting tours and meetings with regulatory and local officials. The 6,000sf, two-story building will include office and meeting space and an observation deck. It will also house an educational section for visitors. The Owner is Distrigas GDF Suez whose main business activities include natural gas sales and trading, transit sales and

international transport and trade, and liquefied natural gas trade and shipping. The design and construction team includes: Ganek Architects, Inc., Architect; Roome & Guarracino, LLC., Structural Engineer; Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc., MEP/FP Engineers; Michael Radner of Radner Design Associates, Landscape Architect; McKenzie Engineering Group Inc., Civil Engineers; Berry, a division of Suffolk, General Contractor.

Acella Selected for Thayer Projects Braintree, MA - Acella Construction Corporation was selected for multiple renovation projects this summer at Thayer Academy in Braintree. The work is scheduled to begin immediately. “We’re excited to get started, and to continue our long-term relationship with Thayer Academy,” said Anthony Dirubbo, vice president of operations for Acella Construction. “This will be

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Towne Place Suites Breaks Ground ESB Begins Jetport Electrical Project Pro Con Architect and CM Kingstown, RI – The mood was celebratory as silver shovels were lifted recently for a new Towne Place Suites by Marriott in the Quonset Business Park. The hotel is being built on a 4.6 acre site conveniently located across from The Shops at Quonset Point at the intersection of Gate Road and Route 403. The 103-key hotel is being developed as part of the Gateway Parcel Master Development by New Boston Fund Inc., a real estate investment, development, and management firm based in Boston with Waterford Development of Needham, Mass. Pro Con, Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the $7.5 million design build project and Colwen Management of Nashua N.H. will manage the hotel. The developer has registered the four-story, 55,453sf hotel with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and intends to pursue certification under the

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LEED program, making it one of the first LEED certified hotels in Rhode Island. Pro Con Inc plans to use regional and recycled materials in construction and incorporate environmentally beneficial strategies in the hotel’s development and daily operations. The hotel will utilize a geothermal system for heating and cooling the building. The hotel’s exterior design features a brick veneer base with clapboard and smooth panel siding. The new Towne Place Suites Rendering of Towne Place Suites by Marriott in is scheduled to open in spring Quonset Business Park 2011.

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Portland, ME – The electrical construction of the Portland International Jetport Expansion project has been awarded to E.S. Boulos Company (ESB) of Westbrook, and construction is under way. The project, the largest expansion in the airport’s history, has a targeted completion of February 2012. The airport’s 140,000sf new addition will be built on five levels. The building design includes new check-in and ticketing counters, three new gates, four new security screening gates/checkpoints, a new lounge and concessions. ESB is providing power to a new mechanical system and also providing renovations to tie the Jetport terminal addition to the existing building. A new skybridge will be built to connect the terminal to the existing parking garage. ESB’s extensive project scope includes installation of normal and emer-

gency power systems; lighting and lighting control systems; site electrical, temporary power, and lighting; installation of the facility’s generator system; and installation of grounding and lightning protection systems. In addition, ESB will provide selective electrical demolition and conduit work for the Jetport’s telecom and security systems and extension of the facility’s existing public address system and fire alarm system. The project team includes architectural firms: Gensler, Washington D.C. and Oest Associates of South Portland, Maine; CM: Turner Construction, Boston MA; EE: Oest Associates, South Portland. The project is seeking LEED Silver certification, as the facility is expected to be among the most energy-efficient airports in the country. The Portland International Jetport will feature geothermal and possibly solar power.

JC&A Builds Out Med Supply Teams up with Packard Design and WB Engineers Franklin, MA- J. Calnan & AssociLocated in Franklin, Owens & Minor ates, (JC&A) Inc was awarded the pre- leased 147,578sf at 20 Freedom Way, more construction and construction management than tripling its original footprint. The team services for Owens & Minor, a distributor is currently working to upgrade the facilof national name-brand medical and surgi- ity’s lighting to high output T5 lighting, cal supplies and a healthcare supply-chain adding HVAC systems as well as installmanagement company. ing a new cutting-edge conveying system This project will be a collaborative to support Owens and Minor’s expanding effort between Owens and Minor; landlord, supply chain operations. TA Realty; architect, Packard Design; conThe team also is building out new struction manager, J. Calnan & Associates; office space and restrooms as well as proengineer, WB Engineers; Conveying System viding multiple generators to back up the Contractor, PeakLogix and project manage- entire facility. ment firm, Maverick Project Management. PAV E R S B Y I D E A L

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Delphi CM for Medical Ctr Reno The Nashoba Valley Medical Center is undergoing renovations to the existing emergency department and the addition of an ambulance entrance canopy. The work is being done in multiple phases to accommodate existing usage and occupancy during the renovation process. The 13,000sf renovation will provide better patient care flow and the addition of newer technologies related to emergency patient care. It will also include a major fire alarm system upgrade that will serve the entire facility. Delphi Construction Inc. is the

general contractor. Other project team members include Maugel Architects; R.W. Sullivan Engineering; Academy Glass Service, Inc.; American Architectural Woodworking, Inc.; Argos Construction, Inc.; Arthur Cole Painting, Inc.; Floorcraft, Inc.; Mercier Electric Co., Inc.; Mid-State Welding, Inc.; MJM Masonry, Inc.; North Star Construction Services Corp.; O’Connor Door Corporation; Phoenix Mechanical Contracting, Inc.; Pro Cut; Professional Fire Systems, Inc.; Stanley Access Technologies, LLC; Todd Rivers, Inc.; Winco Window Coverings, Inc. and Youngblood Co., Inc.

New Projects Move Forward Continued from page 7 provide connections to LoPresti Park. Cresset Development, LLC, is the development consultant; Fort Point Associates serve as the planning consultants; Steffian Bradley Architects is the architectural team; and Nitsch Engineering is the infrastructure consultant. The BRA Board also approved plans for a new four-story Mattapan Community Health Center located at 1575 Blue Hill Avenue. The new facility will house clinical space, office space, and two retail tenants on the ground floor with a total square footage of roughly 49,500sf. The center will substantially increase access to healthcare. The number of exam rooms will increase from nine to 19 and dental operatories from four to eight. The square footage of the laboratory will increase from




300sf to 4,100sf. The new facility will double the current site’s available space to 35,000sf for the health center plus 14,500sf for two retail tenants. Rental income from these two tenants will help support the construction of the new facility. The development team includes Steffian Bradley Architects as the project architect; GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. as the geotechnical & environmental engineers; VHB Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. as the traffic engineer; Vozella Design Group Inc. as the civil engineer; DiPrete Engineering as the surveyors; AKF Engineers as the mechanical/electrical/plumbing/fire protection engineers; The Green Engineer as the energy consultant; DM Berg Consultants, P.C. as the structural engineer; and Krapf Associates as the project manager/ budgeting consultant.



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Sharon, MA - Beacon Communities and Frontier Enterprises gathered with dignitaries recently to showcase the revitalization of the historic Charles R. Wilber school in Sharon. Beacon Communities LLC, Frontier Enterprises, Inc., Massachusetts Housing Partnership, MassDevelopment, Bank of America, AEGON USA Realty Advisors, and Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc. all participated toward the completion of 75 housing units at Sharon’s historic school. In 1922, the Town of Sharon built the Wilber School as its primary elementary education facility. The building expanded in 1929 and served as a high-school and as a meeting place for town functions until 1981. It remained vacant for nearly three decades.

Boston - Gullwing Realty has hired Centrepoint Architects with Tremont Preservation Services to design the renovation of 60 East Springfield Street, with commercial space on the ground floor of the Harrison Avenue façade and five residential rental units on the upper levels. Built in the late 1850s, the townhouse has served as an institution, a residence, and the Free Women’s Hospital at various times in its history, with commercial spaces located on the ground floor for at least the last 100 years. Langton & Douglas is the general contractor for the projects. In keeping with the City of Boston’s efforts to promote environmentally sustainable design and construction, the building is being developed as a Gold LEED certified building with an ENERGY STAR rat-

Farmington, CT - KBE Building has entered into a strategic partnership with the State of Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (ConnOSHA) and the federal OSHA Bridgeport Area Office (BAO). The partnership is designed to encourage companies like KBE to continue improving l-r: Robert Kowalski, director, OSHA Bridgetheir safety and health performances volun- port area office; Mike Capazzi, KBE safety tarily. KBE will also receive training and director; Eric Brown, KBE Sr, V.P. of operaguidance from Conn-OSHA and the BAO. tions; and Anthony Maselli KBE project execThe partnering agreement pertains utive sign the partnership agreement between specifically to KBE’s work on the Whitney the firm and the state and federal agencies. Center Renaissance Project in Hamden, a 30-year-old continuing care retirement community will further enhance the high community currently offering 204 residen- quality of life that residents already enjoy. tial units and 59 skilled nursing beds. This KBE is providing Construction Manager at comprehensive expansion of the existing Risk services.

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Gullwing to Complete Renewal ing from the US environmental Protection Agency. The renovation has qualified for both the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program and the pilot Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. Financing is being provided by the Hingham Institution for Savings. In addition to 60 East Springfield Street, Gullwing is completing the renovation of 10 Bond Street. The 3,300sf, single family residence lay vacant for many years under City of Boston receivership. Gullwing purchased the property in November 2008 and is in the final construction phase of a complete modernization and rehabilitation. 10 Bond Street is also being developed as a LEED certified building with an EPA ENERGY STAR rating.

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Structural Stone Landscapes N. Kingstown, RI – When budgets allow, architects design forward thinking landscapes using premium finishes such as stone because it will outperform any other finish and is aesthetically superior. The M/D/WBE certified stone fabricator, Structural Stone, LLC, in Rhode Island is often called on to fulfill these dreamscapes. Structural Stone The hot tub is built right into the middle of the pool is a full service fabricafieldstone walls cascading into the lower tor offering stone selection, technical/design advice, and draft- levels of the landscape. The piers will reing with CAD capabilities. The 80,000sf ceive a great deal of bronze elements and plant is equipped with CNC equipment and gas lanterns, while a horizontal waterfall shower overlooking the view flanks the fabricates all types and sizes of projects. Recently completed for a private res- center of the pool. A light colored limeidence was a 2-inch thick granite pool cop- stone from Jerusalem was chosen for the ing project that involved all radius corners paving to complement the dark stones and with full bullnose edges. The thermal fin- to reflect the heat of the sun on hot sumish gave this Pine Green granite unmatched mer days. The antique finish provides slip slip resistance, which is of key importance resistance but is not quite as coarse as a in a wet application such as this. Some in- thermal finish. This pool pavilion includes teresting features of this pool were the hot a very large, cubic limestone fireplace in a tub, which was built right into the middle roofed area at one end of the pool, with the of the pool, and the cascading waterfall, other end open to the sea and bridge view. At the end of the day, year, and dewhich trickled over natural stone elements cade, these stone applications will require from above into the pool. Currently being installed is a pool little to no maintenance and look as fabupavilion second to none. This project in- lous as the day they were installed. cludes solid Jet Mist granite wall piers and

Halvorson to Design New Park Quincy, MA - Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. of Boston has been selected to design a new park celebrating the history of Quincy. The project is focused in the heart of the city’s downtown area, adjacent to City Hall, the “Church of the Presidents,” Quincy Center Red Line and Commuter Rail station, historic Hancock Cemetery, and a National Park Service Visitors Center. A portion of the park, provisionally called Adams Green, is slated to occupy a section of Hancock Street to be removed, with its traffic re-routed as part of an ongoing comprehensive reorganization of downtown streets. At completion, the park will feature a new town green and promenade and provide facilities for public gatherings, outdoor concerts and events, as well as areas of passive beauty suitable for sitting, strolling and meeting people. Adams Green is the public realm centerpiece of a visionary strategy for re-imagining and reinvigorating downtown Quincy, developed by Goody Clancy in 2006. Since then, the city has taken many steps to realize the new vision, including new arterial streets and an agreement with Street-Works LLC, an urban revitalization team, to undertake a $1.6 billion investment in new and renovated office buildings, hotel, retail, and residential properties, and streetscape improvements. The multi-block district abuts the southern portion of the Adams Green site. Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch hosted a public presentation of initial concept alternatives at which Robert Uhlig, ASLA, presi-

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dent of Halvorson Design, and Craig Halvorson, FASLA, firm founder and overseeing designer for Adams Green, showed three alternative ways to achieve the open space and urban design goals for the park. The design ideas also feature coordinated improvements on the streetscape of surrounding roads, to facilitate public use of sidewalks adjacent to commercial retail uses. Halvorson Design Partnership is widely known for creating compelling landscapes that stand the test of time. Its open space portfolio includes Boston parks (such as Post Office Square and South Boston Maritime), the soon-to-be-open Riverside Park in Cambridge, and Center City Park in Greensboro, N.C. The design team at Halvorson Design includes Halvorson, Uhlig, Rob Adams, and Chris Greene. Collaborating firms include Howard Stein-Hudson Associates, engineers.

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BCBS RI HQ Awarded Designed by SMMA Providence, RI - Cambridge Mass.based design firm Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA) earned a 2010 Excellence in Design Award from Environmental Design & Construction Magazine for planning and designing the new Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Headquarters in Providence. The 13-story downtown tower is one of only five projects in the nation to receive such recognition, and the sole commercial building honored. The project is expected to receive LEED Silver certification, possibly LEED Gold. The 13-story tower is the first commercial building to qualify for LEED certification in Providence. The design consolidates the company’s 1,100 employees into a central location designed to promote health and wellness principles in the workplace. The building combines high energy performance with context-sensitive architecture designed to enhance the Providence skyline and complement the diverse mixture of buildings downtown. Mark Spaulding, AIA, director of architecture for SMMA, explains “We are particularly excited about this award because of its emphasis on the best examples of delivering both great design and environmental sustainability. Integrating the two is essential in designing a building with lasting value for its owner and occupants.” Among the project’s sustainable results are advanced HVAC equipment, building envelope technology, and creative lighting design expected to save upwards

VHB at MGH’s B3C Boston - Construction is well under way for Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Building for the Third Century (B3C) development on its main campus in Boston. Throughout the life of this important project, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) has been an integral part of the team, providing land survey, site/civil, and transportation engineering services in support of the project’s early planning, permitting, and design efforts. The new 10-story, 400,000sf building is located in the heart of MGH’s campus. Working with its client, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., architect NBBJ, contractor Turner Construction Company, and other team members, VHB is providing technical permitting services, including Boston Public Improvement Commission, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Water and Sewer Commission permitting,

Award winning Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Headquarters of $1million annually in utility costs. Rainwater, collected from roofs and drains, is recycled. Three vegetated “green roofs” reduce stormwater runoff and ease urban heat island effect. Sunlight reaches 75% of all interior spaces through high-performance insulated glass, and much of the building’s materials contain recycled content. Green practices for food service, cleaning and printing are in place, and the downtown location is adjacent to bus and commuter rail options.


and Boston redevelopment Authority Article 80 support. The project involved the demolition of three existing buildings (Clinics, Vincent-Burnham, and Tilton), creating a site fronting on Fruit Street adjacent to the hospital’s main entrance. The B3C will include a major new loading facility, a new emergency department with a covered vehicle parking area, and 10 above-grade levels of patient care space. Connections with the adjacent Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care are planned through a pedestrian bridge above Fruit Street. Constructing this project has been likened to performing open-heart surgery on the campus. Full hospital services are continuing to be provided around the clock as the project moves toward its summer 2011 completion.

DCFI Yawkey Ctr Nears Completion Boston - The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DCFI)’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care is nearing completion. The design for the new building on Brookline Avenue and Jimmy Fund Way was created by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca. Conceived as a new campus gateway, the center will be home to clinical facilities where state-of-the-art care for patients is fully integrated with cutting-edge cancer research. Clinical areas will not only have the most advanced equipment and technology, but also a design, layout, and décor that will reflect Dana-Farber’s tradition of comprehensive, compassionate care for patients and their families. This project will also consolidate patient drop-off, parking, and service operations to a single location

from which both patients and materials can be efficiently transported to the places they need to go on the DFCI campus. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) was retained to provide transportation engineering, civil engineering, and technical permitting services in support of the regulatory review and approval process for this project. VHB was also involved in every step of the project, from the conceptual planning through design and construction. This project is a highly complex one that has many problematic accommodation, utilities, decanting, and logistical challenges. In meeting these challenges VHB is helping to develop 275,000sf of program space and 455 below-grade parking spaces on this relatively small urban site.

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Wareham, MA - The A.D. Makepeace Company broke ground for a $13.9 million medical office building, marking the start of construction of the Rosebrook Business Park element of Wareham’s Business Development Overlay District. Two-thirds of the 67,000sf building, slated for completion next spring, will be occupied by Southcoast Health System specialty practices. “We have been working toward this moment for the better part of six years,” said Michael P. Hogan, who joined Makepeace as its president and CEO in 2004.

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Bowdoin Completes Health Facility Designed by Melton-Ferre Mattapan, MA - Bowdoin Construction, based in Needham, recently completed the renovation and expansion of Elder Services’ new 40,000sf PACE facility. The project, designed by MeltonFerre Associates, consisted of renovating the existing 32,000sf building including new windows, a new roof, all new interior finishes and upgrades to the existing elevators. The facility also received three

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separate additions totaling 8,000sf, which included a new patient reception wing for pick-up and drop-off, new exam and treatment rooms, handicap entrances and additional support space. The newly completed facility features staff offices and conference rooms, exam rooms, treatment rooms, a large day room, activity rooms, dementia room, rehabilitation rooms, and outdoor gardens with walking paths. The facility also received all new MEP/FP systems and extensive sitework and landscaping. Prior to construction Bowdoin worked in close coordination with the design team, SAR+ Consultants, and Harbor Health/Elder Services to provide budgeting, scheduling, and safety planning services. Elder Services utilizes The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which addresses the needs of long-term care clients, providers, and payers. The comprehensive PACE service program allows the patients to continue living at home while receiving services, rather than be institutionalized.

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Smilow Cancer Hospital Completed Designed by Shepley Bulfinch

New Haven, CT - Smilow Cancer Hospital, which saw its first patients in October 2009 and is scheduled for completion this month, gives Yale-New Haven Hospital an integrated cancer facility and a new landmark for its urban campus. Designed by the Boston architecture firm of Shepley Bulfinch, Smilow consolidates and expands oncology services previously scattered across the Yale-New Haven campus. With an emphasis on operational efficiency and patient care, the 516,000sf, 168-bed hospital reinforces Yale-New Haven’s reputation as one of the 40 Comprehensive Care Centers in the US as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Medical education for Yale Medical School is integrated into the facility, with

a simulation center that accommodates onsite post-simulation discussion space. The building is sited on the last available lot of the hospital’s main block. Adjacent tall bed towers, built between 1960 and 2000, connect to a central atrium. To fit into this arrangement, the new building addresses not only its neighbors on the site, but also the surrounding urban context on both a city and pedestrian scale. Through custom colors and profile, the solution of a unitized terracotta rainscreen system blends the existing campus color palette into a warm single color, creating variety by responding to light conditions and utilizing texture to create variation. The project focuses on making connections, with a two-story lobby that leads

Project Team for Smilow Hospital

Architect: Shepley Bulfinch Construction Manager: Turner Construction Landscape Architect: Towers/Golde M/E Engineer: BR+A Civil Engineer: Tighe & Bond Plumbing/Fire Engineer: R.W. Sullivan Code Consultant: R.W. Sullivan Signage Consultant: Roll Barresi Interior Design Consultant: Cama, Inc. Commissioning Agent: Sebesta Blomberg

directly from the central atrium and a five-story glass bridge that connects to the Children’s Hospital to support integrated treatment. At the heart of the design is the principle of providing medical treatment in a different way, putting “person before patient,” with clear wayfinding and spaces that offer welcome and reassurance. As part of the hospital’s commitment to patients, a patient council was established as part of the design process to provide input and feedback for the project. Program highlights include a specialized women’s cancer center, which accommodates holistic and complementary therapies; Yale-New Haven Breast Health Center; and 12 operating rooms; as well as outpatient treatment rooms, infusion suites, diagnostic images, and therapeutic radiology. The MR/OR brings radiological and surgical services into one operating suite, a significant boost to patient treatment and surgical outcomes. The 14-story hospital is targeting LEED Silver certification. Sustainable design elements include generous access to

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campus that would last for the next 50 years or so. The hospital has acquired a number of properties contiguous to the campus. Most are residential, and they started by tearing them down to make way for the new construction that is coming up. We now have a campus that is just a bit over 30 acres. The hospital building is almost the centerpiece. There are three basic items that are going to go into the next 15 years. One is the specialty building that will be completed in three phases. The second is a Central Utility Plant or CUP. The third is a new parking garage. The CUP needs to be done first. What we’re going to do is run our utilities from the cur-








































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A Medical Office Building that will be done by a private developer on campus will be a combination of doctors’ offices and a parking garage. That will hopefully be completed somewhere around the same time Phase 1 is completed, but we haven’t chosen a developer yet, nor have we set a schedule. HP: Who do you have as consultants now for this preconstruction phase? KM: The architects are WHR out of Houston. The engineers for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are BR+A out of New York and Boston offices. The structural engineers are Walter Moore out of Houston. The landscaping consultant is Dirt Works out







rent hospital building that runs to an existing utility plant. We have to build a new CUP and reroute the utilities to that building to do our tie overs. After we do that, then we can start the construction on the “Specialty Building.” The structure of the Specialty Building will be done in two phases. Phase 1 will include the CUP, various landscaping elements and also the building’s first five floors. The only thing that will be built out in the first five floors is the new emergency department, which will fill up what we are calling the ground floor. On top floors will be a mechanical/electrical interstitial space. Phase 2 of construction will fill out the rest of shell that we built under Phase 1. That will include cardiovascular institute, new ICU areas, as well as new ORs and various support services for all the new facilities that are going in there. Phase 3 of the construction will complete the Specialty Building, adding about six more floors to it, which will function as the bed tower. It will consist of approximately 250 beds. The beds that are in our existing main building will be moved to the new bed tower. We have to define what will happen with the space that will remain in the current main building. Along the way we will be demolishing some of the older buildings on the campus as we move those services out of them, such as the Emergency Department, The South Building, and the existing Professional Office Building. Those are probably three of the older structures on campus.

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of New York. The preconstruction contractor that has been working with us is Skanska USA out of New Haven, Conn. and Parsipinee, N.J. HP: How have you approached the sustainability? KM: We are going to go for LEED Silver. Our president, Brian Grisler, has committed to that. We’re hoping that we might be able to stretch it upwards to LEED Gold. But we’re busy counting points, so it all depends on how that goes once we submit for certification. We are going to attain LEED Silver. That has been our commitment and our goal. We have green roofs on the build-

ing. A couple of them will be available either for staff and patient access. We’re going to have a green roof on the parking garage when that is built at the end of Phase 3. We’re doing rain gardens outside of the building. We’re using open faced, aqua-lock type pavers through parts of the parking lot to make sure that we have open drainage without adding to the storm water content of the city. We’re putting in micro-turbine generators in the central utility plant in order to generate some of our own electricity. We’ve had a lighting consultant to make sure that the campus lighting meets required LEED specifics. Once things are up and running, we’re going to be closely monitoring what we’re doing to make sure that we are, indeed, conserving energy. HP: What kind of time line do you have? KM: Right now, the time line is kind of open. We just went to our first meeting with the zoning board for the city of Stamford. It was a good meeting. We came out with positive feelings, which continues and which we expect to continue until our next meeting. We hope to wrap this up during the summer. Part of the project is that we’re acquiring three new streets for the campus. One will remain open and will just become a street on campus while the other two will remain partially closed so that we can build on them. That will require additional negotiations with the city. We’re looking to possibly start construction late fall. Hopefully no later than early spring of 2011.

• The first phase of plan features the construction of the first five stories of a new multi-level Specialty Healthcare Building with public amenities and a pedestrian walkway connecting it to the current hospital. • Phase 1 also includes construction of a new $25 million Central Utility Plant for energy generation and conservation. The total cost of Phase One is approximately $225 million. • In Phase 1, the new Emergency Department more than doubles the number and size of exam rooms to accommodate today’s

technology and the new guidelines endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians. It will also have separate adult and pediatric services. • Phase 2 includes build out of the shell space constructed in Phase 1 on a schedule determined by the availability of financial resources. • Phase 3, the final phase of the facility plan, features the long-term goal (10-15 years) of vertically expanding the new Specialty Building to create a bed tower to house medical and surgical beds in the future.

Stamford Hospital and the Stamford Community “We’ve worked really closely with our community partners and neighbors to keep them abreast of what is going on” said Scott Orstad, manager, corporate communications, in addressing the importance of community relations with Stamford Hospital’s plans. “We’re on the west side of Stamford and we’re part of the revitalization of that section of town. Because of the efforts of the hospital, the town is seeing that it could be advantageous to the area. We’re just outside of downtown Stamford, which is a robust city with a lot of international corporations based there. Just up the street, the west side is one of the more tired sections of the community that needs rejuvenation.” Orstad went on to say, “There are many in the community that have responded very favorable to the fact that the hospital wanted to stay there and be a part of that revitalization. We’ve worked very closely with the neighborhood associations as well as the West Side organization, by keeping them in the loop and getting their feedback

on the process. We also have a strong relationship with a community partner called Charter Oak Communities, which is also known as the housing authority in Stamford. They have helped to take down housing that was less than attractive and rebuild it to make it mixed-use housing both for people that can afford it as well as making affordable housing options available to people as well. To make both of our projects successful, we have formed these relationships over the last several years, and it was key because we both needed property that the other one owned. For example, to expand part of the footprint of the hospital to the 30 acres, there is a housing project which Charter Oak currently runs that they were in the middle of demoliting; we were able to give them other land to expand their property to rebuild on, so that we could have that piece of the footprint to add to ours. It’s been a very beneficial relationship for both organizations.”

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Delphi GC for Hospital Addition New department of otolaryngology at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Paradigm Completes CSEMC Reno JACA Architects Paradigm Construction Corporation, in partnership with Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (CSEMC) and JACA Architects, have recently transformed an existing patient floor to accommodate the new Department of Otolaryngology for CSEMC. This 9,000sf renovation was completed on a fast-track schedule in less than

eight weeks for the hospital. The project included remodeling patient rooms, upgrades to the mechanical systems, construction of new vestibular labs, audiology testing booths, procedure rooms, CT room, and reception and lobby upgrades.

HDR Warner Architects A linear accelerator addition to Emerson Hospital is underway. The general contractor is Delphi Construction Inc.HDR/ Warner + Associates is the architect. The project consists of an 8, 500sf addition to the existing radiation oncology treatment center and the renovation of the existing reception, waiting, gowning & scheduling areas. A new linear accelerator used for the advanced treatment of cancer patients is the focal point. The massive concrete vault that houses the accelerator is constructed of 6’ thick concrete walls & ceiling to shield & contain the radiation emitted from the treatment process. High efficiency HVAC equipment, & a fiber optic star field ceiling

above the linear accelerator are some of the unique features being incorporated into the project. The challenges to this project are immense as the addition is being built adjoining an existing medical office building, emergency department & food service loading dock. Completion is scheduled for November 2010. In addition to Delphi Construction and HDR/Warner, the jproject team consists of Souza, True & Partners, Inc.structural engineers; Beals and Thomas, Inc. civil engineers; Fitzmeyer & Tocci, Inc. MEP & FP engineers and The Geotechnical Group geotech. Engineers.

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olfeboro, NH - Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro has unveiled its new space following a $52 million expansion design. DiGiorgio Associates Inc., based out of Boston, served as the architect and developed a master plan design to keep the existing facilities intact and fully operational during the building of this new acute care facility. The focus of the new facility is to build on the hospital’s foremost clinical strengths, provide space for new services and programs, address patient comfort and privacy, and strengthen the organization’s recruitment efforts for physicians and other

Expanded surgical services include three large operating rooms medical professionals who seek to practice in facilities with advanced technology at their fingertips. The project has incorporated the latest in healthcare innovation, technological advancements, and design features in an attempt to make the 103-year old hospital a state-of-the-art facility. Each patient room is equipped with wireless Internet. The expanded 101,000sf building features; • Expanded Surgical Services Unit with three large operating rooms and stateof-the-art technology • Expanded Ambulatory Surgery Unit (Day Surgery) with infusion/transfusion therapy

• An outdoor healing garden and two indoor skylight gardens • 21 large, private patient rooms with dedicated space for a family member to stay if needed and four Intensive Care Unit rooms • An inviting café with outside dining patio, indoor fireplace, and expanded hours • Room service with restaurant-style menu In addition, the community health education program focuses on preventing or managing illness and disease, working with patients and families to manage chronic illness. A grand-opening celebration was held on May 22, 2010. Hundreds of members of the public attended. This celebration marked the completion of the new facilities patient areas built on a 17.6-acre lot adjacent to the former location.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

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North Branch to Build Rehab Hosp JSA Architect Portsmouth, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord will soon begin construction of the new Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital at the Pease Tradeport Campus in Portsmouth. The 4,600sf, twostory facility is the third inpatient hospital for the Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network, with similar facilities in Salem and Nashua. The new 33-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital will serve the

acute rehabilitation needs of the seacoast of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. The Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network also has several outpatient locations throughout the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. JSA, Inc. of Portsmouth is the architect for this project, which will be ready for occupancy in the spring of 2011.

Bruss CM for Surgery Facility Reno West Lebanon, NH - Bruss Construction Inc. has been chosen as the construction manager for The Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’s new office on Airport Road in West Lebanon. The project consists of a complete renovation with additions to create the 7,200sf. oral surgery facility. The project is managed by the Bruss

healthcare specialty management team with Ed Rimm as project manager and Chris Simpkins serving as the on-site superintendent. The building features significant upgrades to the existing shell to create a high performance structure. Construction is under way, with completion scheduled for early fall of this year.

Chelsea, MA - Two divisions of the Kaydon Group of Companies, Florence Electric and Kaydon Integrated Technologies have completed all the electrical work and integrated systems technology infrastructure for the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. The Center for Living is the first skilled nursing facility built in Massachusetts in nearly 13 years and the first urban Green House built in the country for the elderly and those requiring short-term rehabilitation. A radical departure from traditional skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities, The Green House model alters facility size, interior design, staffing patterns, and methods of delivering skilled professional services. The Center is the first of its kind equipped with fully automated living facilities for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and MS (Multiple Sclerosis) patients. The technology at this center is truly innovative, where ALS or MS patients can independently accomplish amazing things such as turning on the lights with just a blink of an eye or using computer-assistance to open doors, adjust window shades or control the TV. The Leonard Florence Center for Living is a six story, 100-bed skilled nursing home. The facility consists of 10 condo-style Green Houses, with each home containing 10 private bedrooms complete

with bath and shower, arranged around a dining area, open kitchen and common living room where residents can develop a sense of community. Two houses are dedicated for individuals living with ALS and MS. Each house has its own dedicated staff of caregivers to provide daily assistance. A separate clinical team of nurses, social workers, therapists, medical directors, nutritionists, and pharmacists visit the houses regularly to provide as needed services for residents. The Center for Living was named for the late Chelsea-born philanthropist Leonard Florence. The project team included Florence Electric and Kaydon Integrated Technologies of Taunton. Eli Florence, CEO of the companies and nephew to Leonard Florence, put his crews into action to provide the infrastructure for power, lighting, fire, security systems, emergency back-up generator, teledata and audio visual requirements. Florence spoke of the project and his uncle. “All his life, Lenny worked to improve the lives of people he encountered. I am so proud that my team could play an integral part in working to make Lenny’s dream of the Living Center a reality.” Along with the Kaydon Group, other key partners on the project included Erland Construction and architect DiMella Shaffer Associates.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Boulos Under Way with CMMC Project Pizzagalli and SMRT Finish MPHC Consigli CM - Morris Switzer Architect Lewiston, ME – E.S. Boulos Company (ESB) of Westbrook has been awarded the electrical construction of the Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) Emergency Department (ED) expansion and new central hospital laboratory in Lewiston. CMMC’s construction-renovation project will expand and enhance both its emergency medical services and pathology and laboratory medicine departments. The comprehensive electrical project scope will include ESB’s augmentation of the hospital’s existing electrical infrastructure, including the primary power, life safety, and critical branches; expansion of the facility’s communications system; installation of a new voice-over IP system for the hospital; and expansion and upgrading of the facility’s Siemen’s fire alarm system. ESB will also provide power distribution, tel/data fit-

out and security system wiring in the CMCC ED and new laboratory. Keeping the CMMC facility fully operational throughout construction is a critical aspect of the project. 3D modeling will be utilized to enhance the project’s efficiency and allow for conflict resolution of any potential design problems prior to on-site field work. Much of the work is scheduled to be conducted on nights and weekends to minimize impact to patients, staff and visitors. The fast-track project commenced in February 2010 and is scheduled for completion in March 2012. The project team includes architect: Morris Switzer, Williston, Vt. and Portland, Maine; CM: Consigli Construction, Portland, Maine; EE: BVH Integrated Services, Bloomfield, Conn. E.S. Boulos is a member of NECA Boston Chapter/Maine Division.

‘The Doctor Will See You NOW’ SG&A Designs Dorchester House Multi-Service Ctr Boston - Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. (SG&A) is providing architectural and interior design services for an addition and renovation project at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Boston. By expanding the facility by 14,000sf and renovating 15,000sf of existing space, Dorchester House will improve provider efficiency, expand access, and improve patient flow to walk-in/urgent care services. With a total of 15 new exam rooms and a waiting area, there will be an increase in appointment availability and patient access of 20%. The “NOW!” Project will also alleviate long lines with more space for the pharmacy; increase patient compliance with new in-house laboratory testing, digital radiology, and mammography; and create a wellness center and disaster response center to house emergency supplies, which will enable a response to health crises such as the H1N1 flu pandemic. Other departments that will be improved or expanded include

administration and human resources, behavioral health, urgent care, pharmacy and the laboratory. The NOW! Project is valued at $11 million, a portion of which was received from a federal stimulus grant. Team collaborators include: Joel Abrams, president and CEO of Dorchester House; Bristol Consulting Group (owner’s project manager); Shawmut Design & Construction (construction manager); Fitzmeyer & Tocci (MEP/FP engineers); Nitsch Engineering (site/civil engineers); RW Sullivan (code consultants); the Cavan Group (technology consultants); Veitas & Veitas (structural engineers); VHB (environmental consultants); and Brown/Sardina (landscape architects).

LEED Project Approvals Aided by BIM Portland, ME Pizzagalli Construction Company and SMRT, Inc. are nearing completion of a 42,000sf primary care project. Martin’s Point Health Center is situated on picturesque Martin’s Point in Portland, only 75 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. After careful negotiations regarding the site and building footprint, the LEED-Registered building design received approval from the Historic Preservation Board of Portland and the Maine Historic Pres- Aerial view of Martin’s Point Health Center - photographer Great Moose Aerial Art ervation Commission. That process was main on schedule and on budget. Martin’s aided through the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) Point Health Center anticipates they will to ensure minimal environmental impact, begin seeing patients in the new facility while upgrading the water, drainage, sew- this fall. In addition to the patient-centered er, and teledata infrastructure of the entire exam rooms needed to deliver primary campus. care, the health center will house pharmaThe design of the $17 million facilcy, radiology, surgery, lab services, health ity began in November of 2007. Once the education, mental health, cardiology, and building began to take shape and the 3D IV therapy. The two lower levels will promodel was developed, virtual tours of the vide 412 covered parking spaces to enhance building were held for user groups. As a patient access, comfort, and convenience. result of their valuable feedback and input, The engineer for the project is the design and construction phasing was DeLuca-Hoffman Associates, Inc. strengthened, allowing construction to reFind out why Massachusetts has one of the best solar rebate programs in the country

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insurance liability. The worst hassle and expense is, of course, VAT. No one wants to deal with the safety and health issues or the enormous headaches involved in removing and then disposing of any product containing asbestos (a main reason some older floors resemble archeological digs, with layer on layer of tile.) Today’s higher-quality polyurethane finishes allow the addition of opaque color to the formula — you can change the color of your floor to any color you want. Make sure your products are non-yellowing; some can be applied over VCT, VAT, sheet and luxury vinyl — and give ceramic, stone, wood, and concrete a beautiful, longlasting, low-maintenance glow. This solution saves money, time, and ensures continued excellent hygiene; because it does away with strip and wax it conserves energy and water; and the best polyurethanes have extremely low VOC release. A great finish solves maintenance problems and keeps your flooring clean and sanitary — with no more strip and wax. Jay Marr is regional manager, Boston, of RD Weis Companies, a full-service flooring provider specializing in environmentally safe flooring solutions for commercial interiors (www.rdweis.com).

Report on CO2 Monitoring

by David W. Bearg The following is a summary of an LBNL report on CO2 monitoring for demand controlled ventilation in commercial buildings On March 17, 2010 the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released a report entitled “CO2 Monitoring for Demand Controlled Ventilation in Commercial Buildings”, which concluded “that many CO2 based demand controlled ventilation systems fail to meet the design goals of saving energy while assuring that ventilation rates meet code requirements.” The primary reason for this failure to David Bearg achieve the design goals of DCV is due to the fact that the accuracy of the singlelocation CO2 sensors are frequently less than adequate to meet these goals. Specifically, the report mentions that when tested at 760 ppm of CO2, 47% of the sensors had errors greater than ±75 ppm and 31% of the sensors had errors greater than ±100 ppm. In addition to this equipment problem with the sensor accuracy, there was also the administrative problem due to the fact that none of the facility managers in this study had indicated that they had calibrated any of the sensors since the time of sensor installation. While this document also reports that

there is good justification for monitoring CO2 concentrations and using these values to modulate rates of outdoor air delivery, this operational strategy can only be expected to be effective if CO2 sensors have a reasonable accuracy in practice. One option for achieving this accuracy is to use multi-location monitoring systems as opposed to single-location sensors. These multi-location monitoring systems have their advantages and disadvantages. The advantages include the use of one sensor to measure CO2 values at multiple locations, potentially reducing total sensor costs, the potential to spend more to obtain a higher quality sensor with its cost amortized over multiple locations, the ease of calibrating a single or small number of sensors relative to calibrating many sensors, the potential to include an outdoor air CO2 measurement in each building, and the potential to simultaneously monitor other IAQ-related parameters, such as absolute humidity, along with the CO2. Disadvantages include the need for a multi-location sampling system of tubing, valves, and pumps, with the potential for leakage-related errors with multi-location sampling, and the reduced frequency in which CO2 concentration data are available from each location. Another advantage of the multilocation sampling approach is that the ventilation rate determination is based on the difference between the indoor and outdoor CO2 concentrations, so that sensor offset errors are cancelled out, thus achieving a much higher degree of accuracy as Continued on page 31


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Forty-four municipalities have adopted the new Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) Stretch Code, as of May 28, 2010.


40 Green Communities in Mass. Boston – Forty cities and towns across the state of Massachusetts have adopted new energy efficiency standards for residential and commercial construction in their communities. Adoption of the so-called “Stretch Code” satisfies one of five criteria cities and towns must meet to be designated as “Green Communities” under a Department of Energy Resources (DOER) program that will distribute approximately $7 million in renewable energy and energy conservation grants to eligible communities in its first grant round this summer. “By committing to the ‘Stretch Code,’ these cities and towns have recognized the enormous opportunity for savings that comes with making homes, schools, offices, and other buildings in their communities more energy efficient,” said Governor Patrick. The optional Stretch Code is an appendix to the Massachusetts Building Code approved by the Board of Building Regulations

and Standards in May 2009. In communities that adopt it, the Stretch Code increases the energy efficiency code requirements for all new residential and many new commercial buildings, as well as residential renovations and additions that would normally trigger building code requirements. Requiring approximately 20% greater energy efficiency than the existing base energy code in new residential buildings and 20% in new commercial buildings, the Stretch Code will produce significant energy cost savings for local homeowners and businesses that occupy these buildings. The code appendix applies to all residential buildings, from single family homes up to and including buildings three stories or less of any size, and many kinds of new commercial buildings over 5,000sf, but excluding facilities with unusual energy usage requirements such as supermarkets, laboratories, and warehouses up to 40,000sf.

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Boston - The Department of Architecture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and the Solar Energy Engineering program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) have been selected as one of 20 teams globally to compete in the next US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which will be held A conceptual model of Team Massachusetts’ 4D Home. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in dents will design, build, and operate an the fall of 2011. The team is the only one affordable and uniquely energy-efficient from Massachusetts and one of only two solar-powered house with the goal of from New England selected to compete. completely eliminating energy costs for Over the next 18 months, this joint its inhabitants and creating a surplus of team of architecture and engineering stu- power.


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Munro Solar Completes Project Dartmouth, MA Munro Solar, a division of Munro Distributing based out of Raynham, has just completed one of the largest single solar arrays in Massachusetts, which will save its customer more than $4,000 a month in energy costs. In less than five weeks the bare corrugated roof of Dartmouth

Wind Turbine Sites Sought Mass Wind Corp. and Quinn Assoc. Retained

Brockton, MA - Paul developments along major highD’Angelo of Quinn Associates ways where the turbines can be of Brockton has been retained by installed in a timely, cost-effecMass Wind Corp. to seek wind tive way with the least environturbine sites to install turbines mental impact. at customers’ facilities. The cusPotential sites include tomer benefits by having no capishopping centers, industrial tal investment, no technical risk complexes, office developments, of turbine performance, and from apartment complexes, schools, using electricity at a cost less than hospitals, wastewater treatment the current rate and at price fixed plants, and government offices Paul D’Angelo for a number of years. and facilities. The building was transformed into The best turbine hosts are Mass Wind is looking spea solar powerhouse in less than towns, businesses, universities, schools, cifically for sites along Route 3 from Brainhospitals, and private businesses who use at tree to Provincetown, Route 2 in Western five weeks. least 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electric- and Central Massachusetts, New Bedford, Fall River, Cape Cod and the islands, and panels, two Solectria inverters, and ity per year. The wind facilities are best located the North shore. the UniRac SolarMount racking in grayfields, brownfields, or commercial system. Solar Installation Limited of Brockton co-designed and installed the system and also obtained Londonderry, NH - Wire Belt Compa- one year, or planting 16 acres of evergreen all the necessary permitting and ny of America recently installed a 99.3-kilo- trees per year. state, federal, and Massachusetts watt roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) Nexamp is a full-service clean enTechnology Collaborative grants. system that is the largest solar array in New ergy company providing a wide range of The system is expected to pay for Hampshire. The new PV system, installed solutions to reduce energy costs and carbon itself within five years. by Nexamp of North Andover, Mass., will emissions for businesses, governments, and The advances in solar technology offset approximately 20% of total electric- homeowners. The solar PV panels work on a net have enabled Massachusetts’ solar industry ity consumed each year at Wire Belt. It is to flourish while other energy sources are comprised of 473 rooftop PV panels cover- metering system, so even when Wire Belt is not in production the solar panels are workquickly becoming less viable. Systems such ing 3,784 ft. The system will produce an estimated ing to send electricity back to the grid and as these are one of the answers to volatile energy costs and dwindling fossil fuel sup- 106,500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electric- reduce overall consumption and energy ity per year. Based on the US EPA national costs. The upfront investment cost of a soplies and do not impact our environment. average, the estimated annual CO2 reduc- lar PV system is often discouraging to some It is a clean, reliable, and simple long-term tion will be 76.5 metric tons. This reduction companies, but Wire Belt has been able to solution that adds tremendous value to your is equivalent to taking 14 cars off the road take advantage of tax credits offered by the business or commercial facility. each year, powering 10 average homes for federal government to help lower the cost.

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Choosing Sealant Technologies on Application First

by Michael Schmeida More than ever before major construction design and materials decisions have a decided sustainability element to them. Issues such as indoor air quality (IAQ), greenhouse gases (GHGs), and energy independence have forced the issue into the spotlight. In making Michael Schmeida these decisions, we must remember that sustainability is inherently a balancing act between the social, the economic and the ecological. When making design choices, it is important to choose products not only for their ecological impact but their performance as well, since premature replacement or worse can cause more overall ecological harm than good. Sealants, among the best methods of saving energy as DOE has established when used properly, should be on the top of the list to be aware of when it comes to the right product for the job. While many other technologies exist, there are essentially four basic technology types most commonly found in general commercial sealing today: acrylic-latex technology (acrylics), polyurethanes (PU), silicones and hybrid silicone-polyurethane technologies (hybrid). While validated

Tocci/Driscoll Gets GSA Design-Build Contract KlingStubbins Architect of Record

The long life, superior adhesion to a greater variety of substrates and perceived ideal ecological profile of hybrid sealants make them a sound choice for restoration applications. third-party data comparing the LCA aspects of these technology types is not yet available, some assumptions can be made based on the production and technology generically. Following are those assumptions, as well as a general guide to choosing a sealant: Please refer to complete story online at: http://blog.high-profile.com/2010/05/21/ choosing-sealant-technologies-on-application-first-by-michael-schmeida/ Michael Schmeida, MS, LEED AP is manager of sustainable programs at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing.

Newark, NJ - Tocci/ Driscoll has been awarded the $107.9m General Services Administration (GSA) designbuild contract, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to execute the modernization of the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building in Newark. Tocci/Driscoll is a partnership of construction management firms Tocci Building Corporation, Woburn, Mass., Rendering of Peter W. Rodino Federal Building and L.F. Driscoll Company, courtesy of the GSA. LLC, Gala Cynwyd, Penn. program to be undertaken by Tocci/Driscoll Tocci/Driscoll will oversee an extensive scope of structural, operational, incorporates the gut rehab, including asbesand aesthetic restoration, enhancement and tos abatement, of nine floors of office space, upgrade work on the downtown structure and major overhaul of the MEP system. In and home to regional offices of several US addition to the interior work, the exterior government agencies. Tocci/Driscoll has façade will undergo full restoration and engaged KlingStubbins, Cambridge, Mass. repair at all elevations followed by instaland Philadelphia, Penn., as architect of re- lation of a glass curtainwall overclad. The cord for the program designed by Dattner curtain wall will imbue the aging building with a striking new presence that will enArchitects, N.Y., N.Y. The Peter W. Rodino Federal Build- hance the Newark cityscape. Combined, the MEP and façade ing is a 16-story, 467,000sf precast conimprovements are designed to achieve a crete building constructed in 1968. PreviLEED Silver certification. Completion will ous renovations have provided an upgraded represent the largest LEED certified renoHVAC system and interior improvements vation undertaken to date by the GSA, the to several floors. nation’s landlord. The 2010 to 2014 improvement

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Two Office Bldgs Earn LEED Gold Nicolai on Stormwater Management Margulies Perruzzi Architects

Waltham, MA Special considHobbs Brook Management eration was also taken LLC announced that two with the HVAC units new buildings located at and the energy efficient 175-185 Wyman Street in cooking and cooling Waltham have been certiequipment in the new fied LEED Gold by the dining facility. The USGBC. All 39 construcproject featured a 40% tion phase credits were water-use reduction and accepted, resulting in a a 22% optimized energy perfect review score. The performance during the project also received all design, engineering, five Innovation in Design and construction phases, 175-185 Wyman are the only credits available. with the intention of respeculative office buildings in The buildings at 175ducing energy costs to 185 Wyman are the only Massachusetts to have achieved future tenants. LEED Gold certification. speculative office buildings Of the original in Massachusetts to have 65,000-ton building that achieved LEED Gold certification to date. was demolished in order to construct 175Owned and operated by Hobbs Brook 185 Wyman Street, 90% of the steel, conManagement, the 335,000sf two-building crete and glass from the existing building complex was designed by Margulies Perru- was recycled and re-used onsite. zzi Architects and built by Columbia ConAn important aspect of the project, the struction Company. design aesthetic played a significant role in Hobbs Brook Management’s devo- achieving LEED Gold certification. Taking tion to sustainability is evident through advantage of southern and western facing project aspects that include an integrated elevations, Margulies Perruzzi Architects green cleaning program, mature landscap- incorporated practical solar protection into ing, high-reflection roofing, preferred park- the design. The solar shading on the exterior ing for hybrid-vehicles, and shower facili- window system cuts down on heat gain in ties for bicycle commuters. The stormwater the buildings and reflects light into the ofquality treatment system was incorporated fice space in the winter. Whenever possible, into drainage and uses a pond that doubles all exterior treatments and materials, such as a landscape feature to clean water before as the terracotta rain screen panels and reit heads to the Cambridge Reservoir, while cycled hardware, were chosen specifically additional stormwater runoff collected on- for their sustainable properties. site will be used to irrigate the landscaping.

The practice of stormwater management is evolving at federal, state, and local levels. Members of the design community in both the public and private sector are looking to permeable pavements as an environmental and sustainable method of mitigating stormwater. According to Lawrence Nicolai, the sr. V.P. of Pavers by Ideal, there is a considerable interest in permeable pavements, as they are capable of reducing or even eliminating stormwater runoff while water Lawrence Nicolai improving quality. “Permeable pavements hold a great deal of promise,” Nicolai says, “as they provide a ‘built-in’ solution by simply modifying or substituting the pavement surface and base materials used to construct pavements.” Pavers by Ideal has been manufacturing permeable pavers since 1990 and was involved in the Jordan Cove project in Connecticut at its inception in 1996. Test results from this site continue to support permeable pavers as an effective BMP for stormwater management. Nicolai noted the Town of Waterford maintains the paver roadway with conventional street sweepers and snow plows. “This is significant for

property owners,” Nicolai said. ”Interlocking concrete permeable pavements do not require special sweeping protocol to keep the pavement clean and draining.” Permeable pavers are being embraced for a full range of applications, from residential walkways, patios and driveways, to commercial parking lots, to university and college plazas, walkways, and parking lots. A project at Bridgewater State College was able to receive Silver LEED certification and the US Department of Forest Service a Gold rating with the help of permeable pavers. According to Nicolai, the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center is expected to begin monitoring and testing a large permeable paver roadway by mid summer. The Stormwater Center at UNH is considered among the nation’s foremost authorities on stormwater for the research they have conducted on porous pavements and other BMPs. “We have been working with the university for several years to get this important project ‘in the ground’ and we look forward to their findings,” Nicolai said. Ideal has a high commitment to providing up-to-date technical assistance and routinely offers permeable pavement seminars and Lunch-n-Learns for firms that wish to learn more about permeable concrete pavements.

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Meridian Awarded Energy Upgrades Gilford, NH – Over the next few months, Meridian Construction will conduct statewide renovations to restore and replace the windows and insulation in nine public buildings. As part of the economic stimulus package, this project will focus on making these structures more energy efficient. One of the most interesting aspects of this project includes the glazing replacement that will be done to the Dolloff Building in Concord. Instead of replacing many of the wood frames in the building, Meridian will be replacing only the glass and window sash with double-glaze insulated, Low E glass. This way the building can retain its old architectural charm while

receiving much needed upgrades. Other projects will include attic insulation and new windows at the Canterbury Rest Area on I-93, restorations to damaged planks and new insulation at Johnson Hall in Concord, replacement hardware and new latches and caulking to windows at the NH State House, drywall removal and new insulation in attic spaces to Londergan Hall in Concord, all new windows and minor interior trim work at the Howard Recreation Center in Concord, and all new windows at the Laconia Group Home. In addition, Shieling Forest Learning Center and Urban Forestry Center will each receive new windows.

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Green Design Awards Boston - Green innovation for the people was the focus of the third annual Innovation in Green Design Award, given each year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the US Green Building Council. The jury awarded two building projects and a training program, all of which bring the l-r: Jenn Taranto, USGBC Mass.Chair and Director best forward-looking ideas in of Sustainability at Structure Tone, Inc. and Martine green building to regular corpo- Dion a USGBC Mass. Board Member and Director of rate and development clients. Sustainable Design at SMMA, present the IGD Award Award Winning Entries – to Meredith Elbaum, Director of Sustainable Design at Building Project Related: Sasaki Associates, and Ben Rivers from National Grid. Winner: National Grid Headquarters in Waltham subcan bring the greatest amount of green to mitted by Sasaki the greatest number of people,” commentHonorable Mention: Saint Polycarp ed jury member James Batchelor. BatchVillage Apartments submitted by Mostue elor continued, “The National Grid project & Associates mainstreams Platinum performance in the Award Winning Entry – Product or development and corporate communities. Technology Related: Polycarp Village greens affordable comWinner: Net Zero Energy (NZE) munities and main streets. NZE Training Training Program submitted by The Green makes more accessible the skill-set to cut Roundtable our building energy impacts...and eventu“These awards demonstrate how we ally get to net positive.”

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Meridian to Renovate Middle School Concord, NH – Over the coming summer months Meridian Construction will be renovating Rundlett Middle School at 144 South Street in Concord. The $3.5 million renovation will include the removal of existing heating and ventilating units, new steam to hot water converters, and a new hot water heating piping system throughout the school. The project will mark the second major renovation Meridian has performed

to a public education facility within the last year. In 2009 it completed a $5 million renovation of Gorham Middle/High School and Ed Fenn Elementary School in northern N.H. The scheduled work on Rundlett will include the installation of air handling equipment, radiant ceiling heating panels, and grilles throughout the facility. This will make the school more energy efficient and secure for many years ahead.

MSCM Program Launched Howe-Manning Elementary School in Middleton rendering by DiNisco Design Partnership

Middleton Breaks Ground on School RFWalsh PM Middleton, MA - RFWalsh Collaborative Partners recently marked the groundbreaking of the new Howe-Manning Elementary School in Middleton. RFWalsh Collaborative Partners serves as the project manager for the design and construction of the project, which will house more than 550 students and feature classrooms, a computer lab, gymnasium, library, kitchen, cafeteria, and art and music spaces. The RFWalsh Collaborative Partners team is one of the key consultants on the project. Last May, Middleton voters approved a $31.4 million budget for the 85,000sf facility. As project manager, RF Walsh Collaborative Partners’ scope of work includes designer selection, design

reviews, value engineering, schedule and budget development, cash flow reporting, project accounting, contractor prequalification, ongoing work and construction planning with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and bid process management. The RFWalsh Collaborative Partners team on the Howe-Manning Elementary School includes David Billings, AIA, senior project manager; Kerry Logue, assistant project manager; and Fred Scibelli, construction site manager. DiNisco Design Partnership is the architect, and CTA Construction of Everett is the GC.

Boston - Wentworth Institute of Technology received approval to offer a Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) in fall 2010. This professional degree program is designed to educate construction professionals in advanced management principles and in construction management (CM) issues, topics, and practices. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume advanced managerial and leadership positions in construction-related careers. “The MSCM program and curriculum were designed through the close collaboration among faculty, alumni, and industry leaders,” said Dr. Russell Pinizzotto, vice president of academic affairs and provost. “As faster than average employment growth is expected over the next several years—due in part to the economic stimulus package and investment in infrastructure and sustainability projects—the

professional opportunities for construction managers is expected to mirror this employment trend.” Offered as a hybrid model to address accessibility for students, the MSCM program is taught part-time, utilizing a combination of on-site and distance education pedagogy. On-site classes are scheduled for evenings and weekends and administered through Wentworth’s division of professional studies, The Arioch Center @ Wentworth. The program can be completed in less than two years, and thesis and nonthesis options are available that allow for a variety of employment or educational opportunities. Example positions could include senior project managers, project executives, corporate executives, business owners, and construction educators. More information regarding the MSCM program can be accessed at www. wit.edu/mscm.

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Ryan Gets ABC STEP Award Stoneham, MA - Ryan Construction, Inc. was recently awarded the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2010 Safety Training and Evaluation Process STEP award at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham.

Richard Shields, president of Ryan Construction, said, “We are very proud of this, our 12th consecutive award. It represents our team’s commitment to safety and quality work.”

Health Care Center Receives Award Standard Builders CM - JCJ Architects Tolland, CT - Standard Builders was recognized with the 2010 AGC Build CT Award at the annual Associated General Contractors’ Awards dinner. The firm received a First Place Award in the New Renovation category for ECHN’s Woodlake at Tolland Expansion project. Standard Builders served as the construction manager for the 11,000sf expansion to the existing Woodlake at Tolland Health Care Center and worked

collaboratively with JCJ Architecture and Consulting Engineering Services to meet aggressive budget and schedule constraints. The result was a successful project that met the growing needs of the community while remaining one of the top notch nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities in Connecticut. This is the fourth Build CT Award received by Standard Builders since 2006.

US Pavement Teams with BoSox Woburn, MA - US Pavement Services, Inc. has become the official paving, sealcoat, and concrete sponsor of the Boston Red Sox. “We are very proud to welcome US Pavement Services to our family of corporate partners. The Red Sox take great pride in working with New England based

companies. Mike Musto and his team have built quite a business in paving, concrete and sealcoating. We look forward to working with them for years to come,” said Joe Januszewski, senior vice president, Corporate Sales & Fenway Enterprises, Boston Red Sox.

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McCormack Building Reopens Goody, Clancy Architects - Suffolk CM Boston, - The US General Services Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the reopening of the John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse, which was historically restored to its original condition and modernized into a highly efficient green building. The Boston historic landmark is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification from the USGBC for comprehensive use of sustainable design and technology. Recycled, reused, and locally available materials were used during the project. The green roof on the fifth floor level reduces stormwater runoff and heat island effects while providing a wildlife habitat in the downtown area. The facility conserves energy by bringing natural light into every occupied space and conserves water by using lowflow fixtures that consume 32% less water than traditional plumbing. The design contract for the project was awarded to Boston-based architects

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Breakers Renovations Complete Pro Con Architect and CM Hampton, NH – The Breakers Restaurant and Bar at the Ashworth by the Sea Hotel has been completely renovated. Pro Con Inc. of Manchester was the architect and construction manager for the $.9 million design build renovation. The redesign of the hotel’s lounge and restaurant included Attending opening celebration: (l-r) Mark Stebbins, new interior finishes including principal S & S Hotels; Wendell Butcher, president wall coverings, custom mill- Colwen Management; Mark Schleicher, principal S & work, carpeting, wood flooring, S Hotels; and Peter Coutis, general manager Ashworth furniture, and lighting. New by the Sea Hotel. oversized oceanfront windows restaurant. The dance floor has a raised DJ provide enhanced water views with more natural light, the enlarged ser- station, and new ramps provide easy access vice bar has a granite counter, and a raised to the lounge area. Pro Con Inc. has implemented a stone hearth fireplace was installed in the two-phased construction schedule, enabling the hotel to remain fully operational during the renovations. The first phase began in January 2010 and was completed in March, and the second phase was completed in early May 2010, in time for Memorial Day weekend and the hotel’s busy summer season. The hotel held an event on May 11 to celebrate the grand re-opening of Breakers Restaurant The new lounge and restaurant retains the charm of the and Bar. historic hotel.

Jewett Unveils New Division Raymond, NH - Jewett Construction Co., Inc. announced the acquisition of Performance Welding & Building Co., LLC of Biddeford, Maine.

The acquisition creates a new Jewett’s Metal Building Division catering to clients seeking metal building services and insulated metal panel products.

Brookstone Completes Renovations Concord, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc.of Manchester recently completed a renovation project for the State of New Hampshire’s Bureau of Public Works. The project involves the dismantling and replacement of 170 feet of the State Prison’s perimeter wall on North State Street in Concord. The new and improved section is part of the facility’s original construction, dating back to the late 1800s.

Improvements included a new foundation and wall, along with the installation of a 20 x 16-foot multi-level guard tower that is equipped with stateof-the-art mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems for enhanced security and surveillance. Prior to the demolition, a temporary double-layered fence was installed to ensure safety and security during construction. Wherever possible, the bricks and granite removed from the old structure were salvaged for future use.

Watermark Receives Award Lowell, MA - Watermark Environmental Inc. has been named a 2010 Boston Business Journal Pacesetter. The annual award ranks the fastest growing privately owned companies by revenue growth in the region. The 231% revenue growth from

2006 through 2009 placed Watermark sixth on this prestigious list. Watermark’s Corporate Headquarters is located in Lowell with additional offices in Mass, R.I., N.H., Conn, and Va.

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Acella to Renovate BC Stadium Norwell, MA - Acella Construction Corporation was selected to renovate the suites at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium and Conte Forum. The work is scheduled to begin immediately. “The work on the 32 suites, which needs to be coordinated around final exam schedules as well as Boston College’s commencement and summer school activities, will be run on an aggressive schedule to maximize the short window of time we have available to complete this project,” said Randy DiBartola, director of business development for Acella Construction. DAIQ Architects is doing the stadium renovations.

Boston College Alumni Stadium The project will run concurrently with another project Acella was recently awarded at Boston College, the Wilson laboratory renovation.

June, 2010


High-Profile Feature: Cherry Hill II Apartments

Cherry Hill II Nears Completion Designed by Fine Associates


lymouth, MA - Construction is nearing completion on Cherry Hill II Apartments in Plymouth, Mass. Located on Court Street, not far from Plymouth’s historic sites and downtown area, Cherry Hill II is a two-building complex comprised of a 35-unit affordable elder apartment facility and a 10,000sf office structure. Developed by Plymouth Bay Housing Corporation, a local not-for-profit entity, the project has been designed by Fine Associates of Boston and is being constructed by Callahan, Inc., of Bridge-

Cherry Hill I elder housing constructed in the 1970s. It is clad in a beige brick and two types of siding. CHII connects to CHI and has two entrances, one adjacent to CHI and the other a parking lot entrance on the east end of the building. The ground floor has a common kitchen and dining room, a community room with

Cherry Hill II office and apartments

Cherry Hill II apartment building water, Mass. With a budget of $11 million, funding sources include a Town of Plymouth CPA grant, a construction loan from Rockland Trust, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and low-income housing tax credits. The entire project is slated for completion by early summer of this year. The apartment building is a fivestory, 43,000sf, concrete plank and bearing wall frame structure and an addition to

fireplace, and a patio adjacent to the community room. All residential floors have a corridor seating area and a common balcony facing Plymouth Harbor. The building has 31 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units. All residences have open kitchens with eating counters, pantry closets, and laundries. Sustainable features include a white EPDM roof, condensing boilers, high-efficiency motors, low-flow plumbing fixtures,

bamboo flooring and T5 lamps in all public spaces. Unit air conditioning is provided by high-efficiency, individual, roof-top condensers. Apartment finishes include wood laminate flooring in living/dining areas, ceramic tile in baths, and solid-surface counters throughout. The building’s public corridors are differentiated by distinct colors on a floor-by-floor basis to facilitate way-finding. The colors range from earthtones at grade to skytones at the top floor. The CHII office building will house the offices of Plymouth Bay Housing Corporation and the Cherry Hill II Management Office. It is a three-story, wood frame building that also has a full basement. The inspiration for the exterior design is neigh-

boring Victorian buildings. The scheme features a faceted turret capped with a conical dome, a porch that wraps around the first floor, and two types of siding: shingle and rounded. The building’s Court Street entrance has a reception area with a private conference room for tenant meetings. Public meetings will take place in one of two conference rooms that are positioned within the faceted turret on floors one and two. Full site accessibility has been included. The new accessible route begins at the Court Street sidewalk and, through a series of ramps and sloped paths, climbs a 16-foot elevation change to Cherry Hill II’s front door.

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June, 2010


High-Profile: News

Belcher Awarded as ‘Woman on the Rise’

Windover Adds Four Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Windover, LLC announced the addition of four new employees. Jason Burrell, LEED AP, has joined Windover as a senior project manager. Prior to joining Windover, Burrell was with Bovis Lend Lease Inc. David Malmquist joins Windover as a residential project manager in the custom homes division. He came to Windover from Chatwin Engineering in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada where he was a project manager. Marc Sears comes to Windover as a residential site superintendent in the custom homes division. Previously he was a project manager with Payne/Bouchier, Inc. of Boston. Brian Senk joins Windover as a project superintendent. Prior to coming on board he was with Suffolk Construction in Boston. His experience includes working on a number of hotel and institutional projects.



Farmington, CT - Zoé A. Belcher, LG, LEP, a project manager with HRP Associates, Inc. in Farmington, received the 2010 “Women on the Rise” award from the Professional Women in Construction Connecticut Chapter (PWC-CT) at their April Construction Chief’s Program. The Women on the Rise Zoe Belcher (l) acAward is intended to honor ex- cepts award from ceptional women in the archiKim Salvatore, tecture/engineering/construc- PWC-CT membertion (A/E/C) industry who are ship chairperson recognized by their colleagues,

Bales Joins Tighe & Bond

Westfield, MA - Bart Bales, P.E. joined Tighe & Bond, Inc. as the firm’s new mechanical engineer and MEP manager. With a focus on high performance, renewable energy, and energy efficient systems for buildings and facilities, Bales has profession in Maine, and promoting the more than 25 years of experience serving municipalities, public institutions, utility health, safety and welfare of the public. Lalezari is serving for the 2009/2010 companies and businesses. In addition to heating, ventilation, session. Together with the board of directors, she is focused on supporting MIDA’s community outreach and educational programs to its membership and colleagues, Boston - Payette, an while continuing to promote environmenarchitectural design firm, antally-friendly processes to the organization nounced that Sho-Ping Chin, including electronic invitations, memberFAIA, LEED AP, a principal ship forms, newsletters, and a newly-enat the firm, has been elevated hanced interactive website. to the College of the Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Chin was recognized in the Coordinate Objective category. Chin Elevation to fellowship is one of the highest honors Malmquist


Amy Lalezari President of MIDA Boston, MA - Environments at Work, announced that Maine Territory Manager Amy Lalezari was named President of the Maine Interior Design Association (MIDA). The nonAmy Lalezari profit organization is dedicated to advocating issues related the interior design



mentors, and peers as future leaders in the industry. The focus is on women who are identified as “rising stars.” Belcher is a licensed geologist and licensed environmental professional with 10 years’ experience in the areas of remediation, geotechnical and environmental site investigations, brownfield quality assurance project plans, project oversight, and client coordination. She currently serves on the board of directors for PWCCT.

and air conditioning projects, his portfolio includes energy studies and services, sustainable design and advising, energy efficiency, and resource conservation, as well as commissioning.


Chin Elevated by AIA

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an architect can achieve. Chin’s diverse accomplishments encompass project leadership, fostering international talent, and heralding women in the field of architecture, with civic responsibility as her ultimate tenet. She is the founder of the Boston Society of Architecture’s (BSA) Women’s Principals Group, which she has led since its inception in 2006. Photo by Rachellynn Schoen

Van Winkle Joins TRO Boston - TRO Jung|Brannen announced that Karen Van Winkle has joined the firm as associate director of client development. Van Winkle has more than 30 years of experience in the architectural and interior design industry. Her primary focus will be developing new business opportunities in the commercial sector with an emphasis on commercial interiors.

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She also will be seeking opportunities to build the firm’s other practice areas, including hospitality & residential, arts & education, research, and healthcare. Prior to joining TRO Jung|Brannen, Van Winkle was sr. associate/principal at ADD Inc for more than nine years.

Murphy Joins Harriman Manchester, NH - Harriman announced that Alyssa M. Murphy, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm. She has nearly 10 years of experience in design and construction administration. Prior to joining Harriman, she spent eight years with Edelman Sultan Knox Wood / Architects in New York City as an associate and project Murphy manager on multi-million dollar education and housing projects. Murphy and her husband Brian were

recently awarded first prize in the New Hampshire AIA’s 2010 Intern/Young Architect Design Competition for their design of renovations and an addition to the Wadleigh Memorial Library in Milford. Harriman is a full-service architecture and engineering firm with offices in Manchester, N.H., and Portland and Auburn, Maine.

June, 2010


High-Profile: People

Abbey Group Hires Lopez

Hoffmann Promotions

Boston – The Abbey Group announced that R. Wayne Lopez has been appointed director of sales and marketing for their 45 PROVINCE luxury condominium development. Lopez, most recently managing director at Otis & Ahearn Real Estate in Boston, is an industry veteran who brings 20 plus years of experience in the real estate and marketing industry. He has worked extensively on executing sales and marketing programs for several prestigious condominium developments around the Boston area.

Hamden, CT - Hoffmann Architects, an architectural and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, announced three recent staff promotions: Erin L. Aichler, Associate AIA, CSI advanced to project manager. Aichler investigates building distress, provides remedial recommendations, develops drawings and specifications, and administers conLopez Aichler Marsoli, Jr. struction. Robert A. Marsoli, Jr.was promoted and government secto project manager. As a member of the tors. Robinson inShirley, MA - Bob France of Sen- cil is to work with other chief builders firm’s engineering team, Marsoli particiate Construction Corp., of Shirley has and industries to improve the quality pates in all phases of the review, investi- vestigates deteriorarecently been named chairman of the of their building systems by providing gation, and remedial design process for a tion, develops deBuilder Advisory Council of Chief Build- design and construction experience and variety of structures, including parking ga- sign documents, and ings, Inc.in Grand Island, Nebraska. information that are used to best suit the rages at Northeast Utilities, BMW of North acts as the owner’s The mission of the Advisory Coun- building owner’s needs. America and the Hospital of Central Con- representative, providing construction necticut. Benjamin J. Robinson, Associate administration and Robinson review AIA, CSI was promoted to project manag- document er. He is versed in the demands of projects services. Boston– Vincent J. Ragucci, Prior to joining PB, in the commercial, nonprofit, institutional, III has been named a vice presiRagucci served as director of dent in the Boston office of Parsons state and local government Brinckerhoff (PB), a global infraaffairs in the Boston office of Everett, MA - Bond Brothers He has extensive exstructure strategic consulting, engia major engineering consultof Everett announced that Wayne perience in all facets of conneering, and program/construction ing company. He previously Arruda has been appointed project struction, overseeing medical, management organization. served as the senior director executive within the company’s educational, and other instiIn his new position as Strateof corporate communications building division. tutional construction projects gic Pursuit Manager—Power and with an energy development A former associate vice throughout New England. Water, Ragucci will provide guidand water supply company in Ragucci Arruda’s first assignment ance to PB offices regarding state Haverhill and was the com- president of construction at Walsh Brothers and most recently, senior will be overseeing an expanand local government affairs. He munity and government relaproject manager of Greene Consion of the Lynn Community has over 25 years of experience within the tions manager at the Massachusetts Water struction, Arruda brings more than Health Center. infrastructure industry, working in both the Resources Authority. Arruda 30 years of industry experience. private and public sectors.

France Named to Advisory Council

Ragucci Joins PB

Bond Hires Arruda

New Additions at HMFH Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects announced the addition of two new associates to its staff. Seong-Il Ahn, AIA, LEED AP, and Matthew LaRue, AIA join HMFH to increase the firm’s depth in educational design. Ahn Ahn, a registered architect and LEED AP, is project architect for the new Wayland High School in Wayland. Prior to joining HMFH, he was a senior architect and project manager for a Connecticut architectural firm. With more than 15 years of experience as an award-winning

designer, he specializes in designing academic facilities for public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities. LaRue is project architect for Dame-Eastman LaRue School in Concord, New Hampshire. He is currently a lecturer at Northeastern University School of Architecture. Prior to joining HMFH, he was an associate and project manager for a Boston architectural firm, where he concentrated on high performance design for educational clients.

Hanlon Named to New Commission Woburn, MA - David P. Hanlon, the director of government services at WorldTech Engineering, has been appointed by Massachusetts State Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. as a member of the Commonwealth’s newly formed Water Infrastructure Finance Commission. As members of the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission, Hanlon and other members are charged with examining the Commonwealth’s current political structure, management, and delivery systems re-

lated to water, waste water, and stormwater infrastructure. With the long term needs of local, regional, and municipal governments in mind, their goal is to create improved infrastructure systems while also identifying new financing and funding alternatives. Hanlon has served as the public works director for the town of North Reading for 19 years and served in the US Navy as a Seabee for 35 years, retiring with the rank of Command Master Chief.

Crowley New VP at Bilco New Haven, CT - The where he served in various Bilco Company has appointed sales, marketing, and trainTom Crowley as vice president ing roles. While at Hilti, of sales and marketing for its Crowley lived and worked architectural products division. overseas for six years. As Crowley has more than vice president of sales, he 20 years of experience in the spent two years in Yokoconstruction industry. hama, Japan. Before that, Prior to joining Bilco, he he was based in Hong Kong served as president of IDS Inc., where he was responsible Crowley an underground utility placefor training and management company in Bradenton, ment development of Hilti’s Fla. He also spent 19 years at Hilti, Inc., organizations in 14 Asian countries.

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High-Profile: Calendar SMPS Boston Charity Golf Tournament

SFNE Mark Your Calendar September 14, 2010 Plan to join your friends and colleagues for SFNE’s 5th Annual Golf Classic and Networking Event. Wedgewood Pines Country Club, Stow, Mass. For further information contact: Cathy Flaherty, cflaherty@ssfne.org 603766-7363 or Rick Belair, rbelair@noveliron.com 603-436-7950

BAC Summer Courses The Boston Architectural College (BAC) announces its online sustainable design courses for the Summer 2010 session. The courses are part of the BAC’s Sustainable Design Program, which offers four possible graduate certificates in sustainable design. The courses have been developed in partnership with BuildingGreen and are part of the most comprehensive sustainable design curriculum in the country. Registration for the Summer 2010 Session is now open. Register at www.the-bac.edu/green or call 617-585-0101.

BR+A Golf Outing This year’s BR+A for MDA Charity Golf Outing will be held on Friday August 6, 2010. The tournament will once again be held at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, Mass. For more information: http://www.juniperhillgolf.com/golf/ proto/juniperhillgc/.

Quincy, MA - Kick off the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) national conference - Build Business - in Boston this year with a day of golf. This year’s tournament is being held on the first day of the Build Business Conference, and is expected to sell out fast, so reserve your spot today! Please join us Wednesday, July 14 at Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hill in Quincy, named one of the “Top Ten Best New Upscale Golf Courses in the Country” by Golf Digest magazine. For the 11th year, the SMPS Boston Annual Charity Golf Tournament will benefit Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB), a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the community to stabilize and revitalize homes at no cost to the recipient, with the goal of preserving home ownership and reducing the risk of homelessness. Since its founding, RTB has been able to rehabilitate 185 homes and 44 nonprofit facilities that benefit the undeserved population in the City of Boston.

Beginners Welcome A golf clinic will be offered before the tournament for new players, or for anyone who wants to strengthen their game. Lunch will be provided in the Grand Ballroom, featuring an outdoor balcony and three sides of arched windows overlooking the golf course, city skyline, and Boston Harbor islands. Registration: www.smpsboston.org Date: Wednesday, July 14 Location: Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hill in Quincy, Mass. Cost: Foursome: $875 Individual: $225 Clinic: $100 Lunch only: $55

SMPS National Conference In Boston Build Business: SMPS National Conference, July 14-16 Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston Build Business: “Reinvent. Retool. Rebound” will bring together today’s leading marketers and business developers to explore the lessons learned and strategies firms put in place to respond to and overcome the current challenges in the A/E/C industry. An intensive 2.5-day conference, Build Business is packed with approxi-

mately 36 powerful learning sessions. The conference program will bring together experts, practitioners to present the best practices, case histories, concepts, techniques, technologies, and strategies that helped firms survive and better position themselves for future market and economic disruptions. For more information, www.buildbusiness.org.

Urban Green Council LEED Workshop: Core Concepts and Strategies June 18 at Sasaki in Watertown, Mass.* Please join Urban Green Council for this official USGBC 200-level course intended for anyone who wants more than a basic understanding of LEED ­— including those with a stake in their company’s or community’s building practices, those directly involved in green building projects, and those pursuing GBCI’s LEED Green Associate credential. This course will satisfy the eligibility requirement for taking the LEED Green Associate Exam. *Note that this event is being held in Watertown, Mass., not New York City. For more information: info@ urbangreencouncil.org.

The Construction Institute The Institute honors individuals for outstanding contributions to the industry 35th Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Dinner June 17, 2010 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Aqua Turf Mulberry Street Plantsville, Conn. 06479 For more information: http://construction.org/events/programs-and-events.

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High-Profile Monthly: June 2010  

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

High-Profile Monthly: June 2010  

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