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Innovation Pavilion at Build Boston New Area for Manufacturers of Emerging Products Boston - In its 26th year, Build Boston introduced the first Innovation Pavilion – an opportunity for new and innovative products and companies to join the established event. Build Boston is the Northeast’s largest tradeshow and convention for the design and construction industry, registering more than 15,000 attendees each year. Selected entries will be exhibited November 17-19, 2010 in the Innovation Pavilion at Build Boston. The area will be designated solely for these products and will be curated around the unique qualities of the

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Designed by ARC, Bui along with glass bay windows help to differentiate the new buildings from existing building s on campus. Each unit includes four bedrooms with cable and Ethernet connections, two full baths, a common living room/kitchen area, a pantry, floor-to-ceiling windows, and air-conditioning. “Seeing this building open is the realization of much hard work and creativWinkeller, executive director of ity Mark on behalf of a great project team that Caritas Communities (far left) with Sean’s included our staff, Dimeo Construction

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Duffy and Jean Recognized Bedford, N.H. - The New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (NH CIBOR) held its annual Barbeque recently in Bedford. An important part of this annual gathering is the announcement of the CIBOR Realtor of the Year and the CIBOR Affiliate of the Year. Tom Duffy of Prudential Verani Realty was named Commercial Realtor of the Year, 2010 and Bill Jean of Fulcrum Associates was named Affiliate of the Year, 2010. Duffy will represent CIBOR at the N.H. Association of Realtors Awards Banquet in the fall. Bill Jean, the 2010 Affiliate of the Year, Jean is an active member of the N.H. shown with Tom Duffy, the 2010 ComCIBOR Board of Directors. mercial Realtor of the Year.

Mentors and students from the Bridgeport/Stratford team show Senator Christopher Dodd their winning project.

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Boston - Phil Poinelli, AIA, REFP, LEED AP, principal at Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc., has been elected Vice President of the Northeast Region of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). The position is the start of a four year commitment which includes a year serving in each of the following roles: vice president; president elect; president; past president. Poinelli is also currently serving as co-chair for CEFPI’s Northeast Conference to be held in Boston in April 2011.

Bridgeport, CT - In 2002, Antinozzi Associates, an architecture and interior design firm based in Bridgeport, was asked to lead one of two teams from the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program of Connecticut. Since then, numerous employees have volunteered their time with other industry professionals as mentors to Bridgeport and Stratford high school students through hands-on participation in a mock design project. Several of the senior year students formed a team and entered a national design competition sponsored by the Construction Industry Round Table and ACE Mentor Program of America. Led by team members Erik Wengenroth, Anthony Rizzitelli, Aaron Ho, and Michael Lindsey from

France New AGC Treasurer Shirley, MA - Robert France of Senate Construction Corp. in Shirley, has been appointed as treasurer of the Associated General Contractors Massachusetts Chapter (AGC) for the 2010 – 2011 year. France has over 30 years in the construction industry from sales and estimating to project management. He founded Senate Construction in 1990 to offer his clients more complete real estate development needs.

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First Place under the catagory of special events was presented to the 2009/3020 SMPS/ Boston Awards Committee for the Boston ROC Awards Gala. (L to R) Kristi Sprinkel, Jesse Lockwood, Kate Shoss, David Easterbrook, Tara Graves (Director), Beth Dudeck (Committee Chair), Mark Guarino, and Bethany Barker. Also on the committee but not shown in the photo are Danielle Jackson, Sola Agunbaiade, Christine Oltheroff, Emily Bartlett, Bethany Barker, and Andrea Lalinde .

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Special Event: by Michael Barnes, Publisher 2nd - Nitsch Engineering, Inc., Boston High-Profile Monthly Target Marketing: The mascot of Build Business 2010, Larry the Lobster, escaped from his tank 1st - CBT Architects, Boston at the SMPS Conference in July 2009. A Web Site: photo montage of his 1st Small - Silverscape, Boston travels was craftily edThe Recognizing Outstanding Comited into an entertaining munications (ROC) Awards Gala received video that documented recognition for Chapter Excellence. The his wild encounters with SMPS Boston chapter was recognized for each of the SMPS chap- breathing new life into their already wellters throughout the US established awards program. The SMPS and was shown before Boston Awards Committee, comprised Michael Barnes an enthusiastic audience of 13 dedicated members, rebranded the during the final net- event giving it the new name “SMPS Bosworking luncheon of the ton Recognizing Outstanding CommunicaSMPS National Conference hosted by the tions Awards” fondly known as the ROC SMPS Boston Chapter at the Boston Mar- Awards. In keeping with the newly-minted riott in July. However after his subsequent feel of the event, the gala utilized a black recapture, Larry was rumored to have been and white theme that was woven into the completely deflated. event décor, dress, and promotional mateThis was in sharp contrast to the elat- rials. Amidst the worst recession in recent ed winners of the 33rd Annual SMPS Na- history, the gala turned a profit for SMPS tional Marketing Communications Awards, Boston and was met with rave reviews honoring excellence in marketing commu- from attendees. nications for professional services firms. With attendees from all over the Our New England chapters were well United States, the Build Business 2010 represented as you can see in this list of was crammed with substance and executed winners, by category and place, from the with an expertise and finesse that could 2010 National MCA competition. only be rivaled by the best of the best. The Corporate Identity: bar has been set high for the next SMPS 1st - BOND, Everett, Mass. National Conference, August 24–27, 2011 2nd - Carol R Johnson Associates Inc, in Chicago. Boston A complete list of winners and a link to Direct-Mail Campaign: the video with Larry the Lobster can be found 3rd - Standard Builders, Newton, Conn. at www.buildbuisiness.org. Internal Communications: 1st – EYP Architecture & Engineering, Boston Media Relations Campaign: 3rd - GEI Consultants, Inc., Woburn, Mass. Promotional Campaign: 1st - EYP Architecture & Engineering, Boston Recruitment & Retention Communications: 3rd Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Larry the Lobster presented at the Networking Luncheon by Build Inc, Waltham, Mass. Business Co-Chairs Michael J. Reilly, FSMPS, Reilly Communications, and Rolf Fuessler, FSMPS, Fuessler Group Inc.


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LKCo Tops Off JFK Library Addition Part of $16.5 million expansion Dorchester, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. recently topped off a two-story addition to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The addition is part of a $16.5 million expansion and renovation of the facility that Lee Kennedy Co. is completing for the National Archives & Record Administration. The new 30,000sf addition will house artifacts and documents previously stored off-site. In addition to the new construction, Lee Kennedy Co.’s team is performing 20,000sf of renovation within the library and museum. Renovations include archive and artifact storage areas, support space, offices, security areas, exhibit space, the main lobby and gift shop, and some deferred maintenance.

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Smithfield, RI - Special Olympics in storage, a family information center, a of Rhode Island has selected A. Autiello pre-function display and gathering area, Construction Company, Inc. of Cranston boardroom, and multi-function and trainto construct its new $1.7 million facility ing room. in Smithfield. The project, which began in The building is expected to be commid-June, was developed using the design pleted before the end of the year. build guaranteed price method of construction. The 9,700sf single-story building will be built using concrete foundations, structural steel, exterior metal stud framing with a fiber cement pane skin, and TPO membrane roof system. Autiello teamed with Saccoccio & Associates architects, C.A. Pretzer Associates structural engineers, and Creative Environment Corporation mechanical and electrical engineers, to design within a limited construction The new facility for Special Olympics of RI budget. recently began construction. Design was a collaboration between Thomas Imondi, project architect, and Anthony Autiello, construction project manager. The design includes offices, workrooms, presentation storage areas, storage for athletic equipment, drive-

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CBC Awards Science Park New Haven, CT - The 2010, 14th Annual Connecticut Building Congress recently presented the Science Park parking structure with an award of merit. More than a parking structure, it is the shining light in the redevelopment of a tough neighborhood. The area had once held 18,000 jobs in and around the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Now, mostly abandoned, the area is beginning to see the twinkle of new development as Science Park is taking shape. This project is instrumental to the development of this area now and well into the future. Located on the border between existing residential and new business development, this parking structure had to incorporate an urban feeling that would increase pedestrian activity and nurture a safe and secure feeling. “Positioning the footprint of the garage on the site was a big challenge,” said Ken Russo, director of preconstruction at KBE Building Corporation. It needed to accommodate green space as well as sidewalk requirements set by the community. The final design gracefully bridges the visual gap between residential and business

Muhlbauer, AIA, LEED AP, and principal architect replied, “Precast concrete is a natural choice for parking garages due to its modular nature, corrosion resistance, and efficiency of erection.” Other advantages include unequaled structural capabilities and design flexibility. Exterior panels on the storefronts have the look and feel of brick, providing a durable solution effectively camouflaging the first two of the five levels of parking, making the entire building less imposing and more inviting. Russo believes that bringing Blakeslee Prestress, the precast concrete producer, to the project early on aided in the design process, and their cost impact analysis as the plans came together kept the The five level structure has 1,199 parking spaces and 25,000sf of retail space. project within budget. Erection started December 25, without being overwhelming. Russo attrib- motto was “Let’s just do it once.” 2008 and was completed May 8, 2009. In uted the design and meeting the deadline This 431,453sf, five-level parking less then four and a half months (mostly to the careful planning of the team, whose structure not only addresses the parking winter), 1,149 precast concrete members need with 1,199 spaces, but the first level were produced, delivered, and erected, on includes 25,000sf of retail space, while on Project Team Science Park Parking Garage, New Haven time, within budget, and with no surprises. the south end is a beautiful park adding to Design flexibility, cost control, and schedthe friendly atmosphere. This multi-use Owner: Winstanly Enterprises, New Haven uling are just some of the reasons Russo project is designed to engage and encourArchitect: BL Companies, Meriden believes precast concrete was the best soluage consumers and businesses alike. tion for this project. BL Companies of Meriden is both arPrecast Producer: Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., Branford Muhlbauer also adds that precast chitect and engineer on the project. When General Contractor: KBE Building Company, Farmington asked “Why precast concrete”? Rainer Continued on next page

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High-Profile: Expert Advice Science Park Continued from previous page concrete addresses parking structure security concerns by “allowing for long spans, which create open visibility.” Long lines of sight with fewer obstructions means better visibility for people. The addition of glass stair towers dissipates the feeling of being closed in or isolated when using stairs or waiting for an elevator. Being able to see out as well as be seen makes occupants feel less isolated. Sustainable building design is not a new concept, but an evolving one that engages concern for the environment with a focus on use now and years from now. With that in mind, parking structures usually don’t have roofs, but this one does, creating a sunny, two-acre platform for future installment of photovoltaics and includes a separate electrical room. There are even parking spaces with junction boxes ready for the future installation of charging stations for electric cars. To top it off, if you have bike paths, you expect bikers, and this parking structure has two indoor bike parking areas. “The building will survive 100+ years of use and serve this neighborhood proudly,” said Russo. Times change and needs change... parking structure design must change. Precast concrete offers the design flexibility to embrace aesthetics, and enhance function while incorporating sustainability right now as well as for the future.

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by John S. Konopka with the contractor, and what risks are asRisk in the design and construction sociated with the various agreements? process can be daunting but manageable • Is the contractor or architectural/ if performed in the pre-development and engineering fee too low? Is there a reason pre-construction stages of the project. Con- why? It may not necessarily be a reflection structability, coordination of documents, of the economy. pricing, project leadership and scheduling • Can the contractor and architect/enissues can best be resolved during the de- gineers become participating partners? sign phase and prior to the first turn of the • Did the design and construction shovel. schedule provide enough time for a quality These topics, among others, can be review of design, pricing, comments, alterproblematic if left unresolved and allowed The cornerstone of any successful project to run their course. begins with an understanding that all particiMore often than not, pants, from owners and their management teams it will lead to discord to the architects, engineers, consultants, subamong project particiconsultants, and contractors, have responsibilpants and possibly a dispute at the concluity and ownership in the planning, design, and sion of the project. construction process to ensure the most compreA sampling of hensive and cost-effective approach to the project questions that warrant with the least amount of disruption. consideration from an owner’s perspective encompass the following and are embodied while in the prepa- native solutions, and approvals? ration/assessment stages of a request for • Is the project financially viable, and qualifications (RFQ) and request for pro- do you have the ability to accept the risks? posal (RFP). • Is there an experienced manage• Should an owner, facility manager, ment team assigned to the project to proproperty manager, tenant, or a CFO be en- vide leadership throughout the duration of titled to an open and thorough design and the project? Today’s highly volatile financial construction process? • What is the best form of agreement market, with lenders facing $1.2 trillion

of maturing debt within the next several years, combined with a limited resource of financially stable tenants and clients, will cause owners to face tough sledding in the foreseeable future to launch projects of any magnitude. Substantive loan-to-value ratios, completion guarantees, and personal guarantees will not be going away anytime soon. However, as the real estate industry inches toward recovery, lenders, owners, and CFOs will increase their focus on project risk mitigation to protect their investment and pre-project risk assessment will be an important element at the forefront of the process. The cornerstone of any successful project begins with an understanding that all participants, from owners and their management teams to the architects, engineers, consultants, sub-consultants, and contractors, have responsibility and ownership in the planning, design, and construction process to ensure the most comprehensive and cost-effective approach to the project with the least amount of disruption. As George Slye of Spauling & Slye put it, “The process is a symphony of details.” This risk perspective was prepared by John S. Konopka, president of the Construction Advisory Group, Inc. of Wakefield, Mass. and a former principal at Spaulding & Slye.

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MMA Recognizes Judith Nitsch

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Vision 3 to Design Big East HQ Providence, RI - The Big East Conference has selected Vision 3 Architects of Providence to design its new headquarters in the Gateway Center building, previously known as the American Express Building, situated between the Amtrak train station and the Blue Cross building in Providence. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin this summer. The new design will provide a grand reception area and private offices encompassing each of

the seven departments. Vision 3 Architects will provide architectural and interior design services for the project that involves renovations to the third floor of the Gateway Center. Founded in Providence in 1979, the Big East Conference is comprised of 16 colleges and universities. It is the largest and most diverse Division I conference in the country.

PHCC Scholarships Boston - The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association of Greater Boston (PHCC) presented 20 students with scholarships for a combined total of more than $26,000. PHCC awards the scholarships to children and families who work for

union plumbing and heating companies in the Greater Boston area. “We are very proud that this year we were able to give over $26,000 to deserving students from our employees’ families,” said Hugh Kelleher, the executive director of PHCC.

Boston - Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED AP BD+C, the president of Nitsch Engineering, was awarded a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa degree by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) at its 167th commencement on June 19, 2010. The honor recognizes Nitsch for her contributions to the engineering field and her efforts to encourage others to pursue engineering careers. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Nitsch has worked for 35 years in the field of civil engineering. She quickly advanced her career, becoming a vice president and branch manager at Freeman Engineering Company (a division of Schofield Brothers) within three years of beginning work. She became a member of the board of directors and shareholder of Allen & Demurjian. Within one year the company was renamed Allen, Demurjian, Major & Nitsch. In 1989, the company was purchased, and Nitsch decided to take the opportunity to found her own consulting engineering firm. Nitsch Engineering quickly grew un-

l-r: MMA board of trustees chair Paul Kelly, Nitsch Engineering president Judith Nitsch, and past MMA board of trustees chair General Jimmy Dishner der Nitsch’s leadership. As president of the civil engineering, land surveying, transportation engineering, sustainable site consulting, planning, and GIS firm, she oversees the firm’s strategic planning and marketing aspects and serves as principal-in‑charge on a select few of the firm’s design projects. A pioneer in the civil engineering profession, Nitsch has received many prestigious awards.

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Suffolk Begins BMAC Overhaul

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The new tower will include Energy Star-rated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and an energy-efficient elevator. The design elements are expected to earn LEED-Silver certification. It will be the Town of Barnstable’s first LEED-certified municipal structure. The $6.7 million tower is expected to be in service in 2011, and construction is scheduled to start immediately. The $17.6 million new terminal will replace the existing 50-year-old facility, following final state approval of a $13.1 million capital grant. The balance of the cost will be paid from airport reserves. Construction of the terminal is expected to begin after Labor Day. The final piece of the improvement program is the new $3.8 million vehicle access road, which will relieve traffic congestion at the airport rotary.

KBE Renews ‘50 Ways’ Initiative Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation (KBE) will continue its successful community outreach initiative “50 Ways to Make a Difference,” which lends a helping hand to people and organizations in the communities where the firm works and lives. KBE began the program last year in celebration of its 50th year in business. Like last year’s program, “50 Ways” will focus on community outreach projects l-r - South Windsor American Legion general manager Craig Zimmerman is joined by Jill Paradis of KBE that KBE will support either through monetary donations Building Corp. and South Windsor Mayor John Pelkey at Rotary Field in South Windsor. The donated funds will and/or volunteer efforts. help offset the costs at the facility. “Last year’s ‘50 Ways to Make A Difference’ program land, and donating a wheelchair accessible was exceptionally successful and we heard from our associates how swing for a group home in Middletown that much they value working at a company serves those with handicaps. KBE finished that embraces a philanthropic spirit,” said the year with a massive holiday toy and gift Simon Etzel, KBE senior vice president drive that brought smiles to more hundreds and “50 Ways” chairman. “Many said they of families. “We are continuing our program unwere proud to be a part of an organization der the ‘50 Ways to Make A Difference’ that regularly provides charitable support name, though we don’t consider ourselves to community agencies. Their enthusiasm is one of the reasons we decided to con- limited to 50 projects this year,” said Etzel. “We want to make a meaningful impact in tinue the ‘50 Ways’ program.” KBE, its employees and friends the community and will not be bound by contributed more than $100,000 in con- any predetermined number of projects. The tributions last year and in-kind services in goal is to be a difference maker for the projsupport of the “50 Ways to Make A Differ- ects and organizations we choose.” Etzel ence” program. Projects included painting says interest in the program from the coma senior center in Plainville, donating more munity has been high and that the firm has than 150 Thanksgiving dinner food bas- no shortage of projects to choose from. kets to families in Connecticut and Mary-

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Translational Medicine The Penn State Cancer Institute at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center by Kevin Sullivan A unique experiment in translational medicine, the new Penn State Cancer Institute, is the synthesis of a traditional bench science research facility with comprehensive outpatient treatment clinics in a single building. Dedicated to finding and delivering a cure for cancer, traditional boundaries of science are ignored as various modes of inquiry – similarly implemented in laboratories and exam rooms – form a dynamic investigative community. The building is the spatial embodiment of this translational model: Laboratory and clinical functions are strategically intermixed to encourage collaboration. Here, research activities are performed in the clinic and at the bench with little differentiation. It is hoped that this combination in a single facility will leverage synergistic exchanges, contracting the time between scientific discovery and practical implementation. This does not imply direct experimentation on patients but an increase in the contact between the two ends of the treatment-discovery system. The visual contact between patient and staff is a constant reminder that the building’s diverse occupants are continually at work to find a cure, promoting multiple modes of research and multiple types of treatment that inform and influence one another in unexpected cooperation. The project is the first phase of an

entry canopies, gardens, and roadways. The team, in collaboration with the owner, strove to provide dignified and hospitable spaces for healthcare that elevate equally the daily experience for caregivers, patients, and their families. Similarly, the efficient environment of the research laboratory is intertwined with a network of private and semiprivate collaboration spaces to build community. A linked series of lobbies, Copyright Rob Brewster public spaces, and green spaces deKevin Sullivan (r) working with model of the new fine the public realm where an exPenn State Cancer Institute. ploration of light, color, and texture ambitious large-scale construction project give a more human scale to the face at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, of the institution. While conveying a sense the main academic medical campus for of transparency and warmth, the scale of the university system. Payette has also the spaces varies to accommodate different designed the adjacent Children’s Hospital levels of privacy and activity. Curvilinear now under construction, a renovated and forms animate the public areas, highlightexpanded emergency department, and a ing prominent features such as reception new parking garage. These components counters, planters, waiting and conference create a critical mass that shifts the center areas. Throughout the day, dramatic skyof gravity of the entire hospital complex lights offer a changing array of light and through the redefinition of identity, access, shadow, transforming surfaces to benefit and the campus circulation systems. patients and staff alike. Rooted in nature, the primary organi“The new building shifts a paradigm zation element is the arc a concept gesture by housing researchers and clinicians tothat unifies buildings and landscape in a gether – facilitating the interactions that sweeping form. This establishes a structure will contract the time between research that binds together in a common language innovation and clinical implementation,” the discrete elements of building façades, said Dr. Henry Wagner, chair, department

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Green Alumni Center Completed

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Designed by Marinace Architects Keene, NH - Hampshire Fire Protection Co. Inc. of Londonderry will soon begin installing the automatic fire protection system at the Keene Middle School and SAU #29 building. According to Hampshire Fire Protection, the new building is equipped with 1,714 fire sprinkler heads. The Keene School project includes an eight-lane track,

two soccer fields, and a softball field. In addition to the school and its amenities, the project includes a new 10,000sf home for SAU #29. The project is contracted by MacMillin Company and designed by Marinace Architects, P.A. The projected completion date is July 2011.

Keene State College’s new Alumni Center Keene, NH - Keene State College’s new Alumni Center, the newest addition to campus, is a high-performance green, building. According to the Keene State Web site, it will be “an anchor, meeting place, and focal point for alumni activities and gatherings.” It sits on a small downtown site on Main Street in Keene, and was officially dedicated on June 4. The facility, comprised of more than 20,000sf of new and renovated space, contains offices, meeting rooms, a library, call center, and a large function hall. Eckman Construction served as general contractor for the project, which was designed by Weller & Michal Architects of

Keene. The building consists of a renovated historic wood-frame house, connected to a newly constructed main building with brick façade. Its unique features include many cast stone details, including cornices, architectural panels, and columns. As construction was completed, the building’s performance was tested and certified by Zero by Degrees, LLC of Fairlee, Vt. Testing showed the building to be more than three times as airtight as the average US commercial building. This excellent performance will save energy and result in operational cost savings for the college. Rendering of the new Keene Middle School

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Four Summer Projects for Cutler

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Worcester, MA -- Cutler Associates, a design and construction firm headquartered in Worcester, will build four projects this summer for local colleges and universities: Clark University in Worcester, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mount Ida College in Newton, and the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. At Clark University, two residence halls will be renovated and a new admissions annex constructed. The work in the 1958-built freshman residences, Wright and Bullock halls, will create a contemporary identity for the facilities, both inside and out, updating the lighting and finishes to fashion a modern environment that will be comfortable and welcoming for today’s students. Additional common spaces will be added to improve community interaction. Accessibility will be improved by the addition of elevators. The 67,600sf renovation is designed by Cutler Design. Constructed adjacent to the existing Admissions Building, the new annex will serve as a meeting and conference space for prospective students. The 7,200sf, steelframed building has a brick veneer with a Trombe wall and is designed by Lamoureux Pagano Architects. At Mount Holyoke College, Porter Hall will be renovated. This is the sixth in a series fast-tracked summer residence hall updates that Cutler completed on the campus. Designed by Cutler Design, the proj-

ect will update the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection infrastructure of the 1897-built building, increasing energy efficiency, providing life-safety updates, and adding comfort for students. At the University of New Hampshire, Cutler is designing and building a new Turbulence Research Facility. This is Cutler’s fourth major project on the Durham, New Hampshire campus. The 12,400sf facility will include a 300-foot wind tunnel that will support research by faculty and students. The $2 million project is designed by Cutler Design and will be completed in the fall of 2010. At Mount Ida College, Cutler’s team will update the 350-bed Malloy Hall, the college’s largest residence hall on campus. The project will update the courtyard, entry lobby, and reception area and a variety of common areas including lounges, bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry. HVAC upgrades will add efficiency to the heating and cooling system of the buildings. This project will be completed on a 12-week summer construction schedule and is the third major project Cutler has delivered on campus.

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Pinkerton Academy Bldg Under Way Eckman CM - Designed by Marinace

TMS at The Music Hall Loft Portsmouth, NH - TMS Architects will continue its longtime association with The Music Hall in Portsmouth by providing architectural services required for The Music Hall’s latest venture, The Music Hall Loft. The Loft, located at 131 Congress Street in Portsmouth, will offer the community a variety of flexible interactive spaces, including studio and classroom space and a 100-pluss seat multipurpose café theatre. Large windows fronting Congress Street will allow passersby the opportunity to see the action inside, increasing the excitement and interest in The Music Hall’s programming.

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Patricia Lynch, The Music Hall’s executive director, promised that the space will offer “a unique experience – a world-class, modern, downtown space that is simultaneously an intimate theatre (with food/drink availability) and a high-traffic space for educational programming.” John Merkle, AIA, principal at TMS and Nicole Martineau, AIA, TMS project architect, have been involved with The Music Hall’s renewal from the start, working on the restoration of the proscenium arch, the theatre’s dome and the creation of dramatic new first floor lobby space.

Derry, NH - Construction of a new Freshman Academy Building at Pinkerton Academy in Derry is well under way. Eckman Construction is the construction manager for the 135,000sf building, which marks Eckman’s 50th, or “golden,” school construction project. Foundations are in place, and work is proceeding on schedule for a July, 2011 completion. The project site on Pinkerton’s busy campus is adjacent to the vocational and social studies buildings. The new building was designed by Marinace Architects of New Hampton. The brick structure will have a soaring three-story lobby. It will contain 29 classrooms, science labs, computer labs, a lecture hall/ auditorium, as well as a cafeteria and kitchen. A

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Design Exchange to Open Lerner Ladds + Bartels Relocates Pawtucket, RI - The creative buzz in Pawtucket will be getting louder when architecture firm Lerner Ladds + Bartels moves to a historic mill building at 161 Exchange Street. The office will be relocating from its roots in Providence early next year just in time to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Partners Chris Ladds and Kathy Bartels recently purchased the building and are planning a complete renovation, creating 15,000sf of available office and retail space. The west wing building is the last piece of the puzzle in rehabilitating this important

area of Pawtucket. Once the renovation is complete, the complex will collectively be known as the Design Exchange. Morris Nathanson, principal of Morris Nathanson Design, envisioned the Design Exchange as a consortium of designers, craftspeople, and artisans. The name of the complex was crafted for its dual meaning as a collaborative exchange of design ideas at an arts-centered location on Exchange Street. The proposed renovation project will realize Nathanson’s vision and enhance the adjacent buildings that are already bustling with creative pursuits.

Needham, MA - Callahan, Inc. and Northbridge companies recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Avita Memory Care Center being built in Needham. In attendance were: Northbridge Cos., owner; Waypoint, owner’s rep; Callahan, Inc. executives and staff, construction manager; and Needham Bank executives. This project will be a 36,000sf, twostory wood frame structure consisting of 62 units intended for the constant care of patients with memory issues. The building is on a four-acre parcel in Needham. It includes a commercial kitchen, a “brain gym,” a beauty salon and an assembly room. Callahan, Inc. is self performing all sitework on the project. The development l-r Jack W. McGeorge, president of has been under way since March of 2010 and Needham Bank; James C. Coughlin, CEO will be completed in March of 2011. of Northbridge Cos.; Wendy A. NowokunThe architect on this project is The Ar- ski, president of Northbridge and Stephen chitectural Team. DeCesare, Needham Bank Through its relocation, LLB is emphasizing its commitment to building restoration, adaptive reuse, and design collaboration. The award-winning firm will be occupying the top floor of the four-story building. The office will immediately bring with it 20 professional employees and support staff with an active involvement in the design and arts scene. With floor plates at 5,000sf, the size of the building is a perfect fit forLLB; they hope to find like-minded creative profes-

sionals to fill the second andthird floors. Their current location in Providence has served them well. “It’s been an asset to have a space where we could expand or contract as needed. It’s also been great being in this location, but for some years now, we’ve been bursting at the seams,” says Bartels. “The goal is to attract creative professionals to the Design Exchange to forge opportunities in collaboration under one roof. continued on page 31

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Foundations Under Way for TownePlace Pro Con Architect and CM

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Harry R. Feldman Completes Scan Dedham, MA - Harry R. Feldman, Inc. has completed the 3D laser scanning and plan drafting for 40,000sf of office space built out by Citizen’s Bank. The offices were located at Legacy Place in Dedham, the new Lifestyle Center developed by W/S Development. The client needed highly accurate core and shell floor plans, a detailed contour plan of the concrete slab, as well as a

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GZA Gets Bridge Contract Portland, ME - GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, has been named as the geotechnical subconsultant of the Reed & Reed – T.Y. Lin International Design Build team for the Maine Department of Transportation Veteran’s Memorial Bridge project in South Portland and Portland. The bids were opened in January of this year and the team received the highest technical score and the lowest, price, best

value of the three short listed firms that submitted bids for the job. The winning bid was $63,122,000. The project includes replacing an existing 2,000-foot long bridge with a new bridge carrying four automobile lanes and a bicycle lane along Route 1A over the Fore River from South Portland to Portland. Chris Snow, PE of GZA is the project manager and Russ Morgan, PE and Walt Jaworski, PE, ScD of GZA are the principal in charge and consultant/reviewer.

Kingstown, RI – The foundations are being placed for the new TownePlace 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. Pro Con, Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the $7.5 Rendering of the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott million design-build in the Quonset Business Park project, which is being developed as part of the Island. Pro Con, Inc plans to use regional Gateway Parcel Master Development by and recycled materials in construction and New Boston Fund Inc of Boston and Wa- incorporate environmentally beneficial terford Development of Needham, Mass. strategies in the hotel’s development and The developer has registered the daily operations. The hotel will utilize a four-story, 103-key hotel with the US Green geothermal system for heating and cooling Building Council (USGBC) and intends to the 55,453sf building. pursue the USGBC program making it one “The foundations will be completed by of the first LEED certified hotels in Rhode the end of July and framing will begin in midAugust,” stated Pro Con, Inc’s project manager. “ The hotel exterior will feature a brick veneer base with clapboard and smooth panel siding. We are on target for March 2011 completion date for the hotel.” Foundations are being placed for the new design-build project.

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TMS Chosen for Country Club Reno Hampshire Fire Protection Projects Portsmouth, NH TMS Architects was selected by the membership of the Salem Country Club, established in 1895, to renovate and expand its existing clubhouse. The project will include renovating and expanding the historic Donald Ross Dining and Grill Rooms. The new design will improve the current Rendering of the renovated and expanded floor plan and add an addiSalem Country Club tional 1,500sf to the memSalem CC has hosted four nationbers’ dining area. The new layout will enal championships, including the USGA hance the membership’s dining experience Women’s Open and the 2001 Men’s Seand provide seating flexibility, including a nior Open. The Club has consistently been new bar, casual lounge, and several small selected as one of Golf Digest’s “Top 100 dining spaces for smaller group functions. Golf Courses.”

Durham, NH - Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. will be a part of the renovations at the University of New Hampshire in Durham by installing the fire sprinkler system in the chemistry department. The outdated Parson’s Hall has been under renovation, consisting of interior transformations, since May 2009. The renovated facility will house wet teaching laboratories, multiple research labs, the University Instrumentation Center, and general classroom space. All four of the three-story wings will be under construction to include office space for faculty, researchers, technicians, and students as well as conference and break rooms. Hampshire Fire Protection also is installing the fire protection system during the renovation of the Library and Miller

Humanities Building at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden. Contracted under Pizzagalli Construction Co., Inc., the renovations will include 18 new classrooms and department offices. Hanover, NH - Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. will be working on installing a fire protection system in the new fourstory 6 South Street Hotel in Hanover. Equipped with approximately 70 rooms, a small restaurant, lounge, underground parking garage, conference room, and art fitness center, this boutique-like hotel is located right around the corner from Dartmouth College. The general contractor of this project is Opechee Construction and is projected to be completed in 2011.

First Works Program Graduates Springfield, MA - Twenty-seven Springfield residents graduated from the Springfield Works building trades preapprenticeship program recently during a ceremony at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 63 in Springfield. While unemployment is high in the current economic downturn, the construction industry will be facing a shortage of qualified new workers. Springfield Works was created to help address this shortage and to educate disadvantaged

youth, womenn and people of color about the wide range of career opportunities available in the construction industry and to enhance their job readiness skills. According to Springfield Works Program Director Mike Florio, “Springfield Works provides participants with an inside look at building trade careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in the green economy.” Florio also serves as the executive director of Western MassCOSH. 6 South Street Hotel in Hanover

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High-Profile Feature: Springfield Data Center

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Designed by TRO Jung|Brannen, MEP Cosentini Assoc., CM Skanska USA Building pringfield, MA - Recently, Governor Deval Patrick and local officials broke ground on the new state-ofthe-art Springfield Data Center (SDC). The SDC will serve as a secure housing facility for the state’s electronic records and data systems while also providing critical backup for the Commonwealth’s existing primary data center. According to Steve Eustis, SVP of Skanska USA Building, the idea is to boost efficiency, lower costs, and have a more sustainable operation. A new data center for the Massachusetts Information Technology Division, this mission-critical facility has been designed to a Tier 3 data center standard.

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View west along Elliot Street the environmental footprint of the project. The building infrastructure includes a complete system of electrical distribution and associated cooling infrastructure designed to an N+1 redundancy level. The equipment, distribution, controls, etc. for these critical systems is designed such that failure of a single piece of equipment will not compromise the operation Rendering of interior Springfield Data Center of the facility. This applies to each aspect of the infrastructure, from the main electrical service to the The facility will house critical data systems individual distribution routings throughout for major departments for the state, such as the facility. the Department of Revenue, the Treasury The 148,000sf building is designed Department, and the Criminal History to drastically minimize energy use through Systems Bureau, which supports the State efficiency measures and other design feaPolice Department. This facility has been tures. It will be constructed with the latest designed to provide the highest level of op- technologies in energy efficient data center erational efficiency and redundancy to sup- infrastructure, sustainable building design, port these operations. and consolidated computer technology. The facility will include 24,000sf of “The Springfield Data Center is a computer floor space for critical data sys- project with a multitude of benefits,” said tems equipment. This area was designed Governor Deval Patrick. “In addition to with power and air conditioning to serve securing critical data used by thousands of an average equipment load density of 200 state workers, this facility will be a nationwatts psf throughout computer areas, with al model for environmentally friendly data supplemental cooling for high-density ar- storage and an economic boost for the City eas within the space. In order to provide of Springfield.” this level of electrical and air conditioning The new data center is being designed infrastructure, significant planning for the with a host of efficient technologies, inconfiguration of the equipment space was cluding fresh air cooling, EnergyStar servrequired to support this density. The de- ers and an advanced energy management sign of the systems includes CFD analysis system, which will make the new facility of the air conditioning systems to model among the most energy efficient data centhe environmental systems and their ability ters in the country. to properly address these significant equipThe state’s Division of Capital Asment loads. set Management and Information TechnolThe building, designed to meet ogy Division have also been working with LEED Gold certification, includes several Western Mass Electric Co. to maximize innovative green building features. The potential rebates available through the utilcooling system utilizes a heat wheel air ity to lower front end costs while enhancside economizer and electric centrifugal ing energy efficiency at the new facility. chillers to minimize the energy required “This is a remarkable project that to cool the computers. Within the equip- blends many aspects of our Adminisment spaces hot aisle, containment will op- tration’s focus for long-term economic timize the flow of cooling air through the growth,” said Lieutenant Governor Timoequipment racks. The UPS systems utilize thy Murray. “Thanks to the support of the flywheel energy storage rather than large state and congressional delegation, as well quantities of lead acid batteries which must as the City of Springfield, this facility will be replaced on a regular basis to minimize

mix innovative principles to deliver immediate jobs and services for the region and the state.” The facility will use cost-competitive energy sources and a number of sustainability features, including capture and reuse of rainwater, natural sunlight for staff areas, and recycling of existing building materials in construction. Facility equipment will also be Energy Star certified. The new data center will provide an economic boost to Springfield, building on the Administration’s continued long-standing partnership with the City. In addition, the facility is expected to create an estimated 70 full-time jobs, with as many as 200 construction jobs supported by the project

over the course of the two-year construction phase. It will also be accessible by public transportation. The SDC will be built at the site of the former Technical High School, which closed in 1986 after more than 80 years. A substantial portion of the Elliot Street entry façade and three bays of the east and west façades of the Technical High School will be preserved under the project, including “The Technical High School” inscription above the front doors. The SDC is a key part of the Administration’s strategy to manage the Commonwealth’s technology more effectively by consolidating the Executive Department’s 183 widely-dispersed data centers into two efficiently managed facilities. The data systems and electronic records stored in the Commonwealth’s data facilities are used by thousands of state workers – including police officers, social workers and health professionals – needing immediate access to sensitive information. This highly-secure facility will also provide backup for the Commonwealth’s primary data center, the Massachusetts Information Technology Center. “This new facility will be state of the art for energy efficiency in data centers,” Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles said. “Not only will the facility save about $3 million per year in energy costs once fully operational, but it will also stand as a significant symbol of Continued on page 22

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High-Profile: News

PICP Best Management Practice

by Larry Nicolai Although winter seems a long way off, especially considering the unprecedented heat so far this summer, it is a frequent topic among those seeking information from Pavers by Ideal about its Eco-Stone and Aqua-Brick permeable pavers. Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) is an acknowledged Best Management Larry Nicolai Practice (BMP) and gaining a great deal of attention for managing stormwater runoff, yet the myth persists that they do not work in cold climates. Let’s take a look at this myth and provide the facts to put it to rest. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the parking lot at Drake Hill Commons (formerly Lafayette Road Office Park) in North Hampton, N.H. provides the information of a thousand words. Covering 15,000sf, the Eco-Stone Permeable Paver parking lot continues to be attractive, structurally sound, and high performing despite enduring over 10 years of harsh New England winters since its installation by The Griffen Group in 1999. It has withstood countless freeze-thaw cycles, regular snow plowing and sanding, and, with just routine maintenance by conventional street sweepers, it continues to drain water effectively. On a recent trip to the area, we stopped by to take a look and perform the

quick and telling “water bottle test.” We poured the contents of a couple of 20 ounce water bottles on the surface, and the water immediately drained down through the pavement. And let’s not forget to mention durability of the pavers themselves, as this is another question we frequently field. Unlike other types of porous pavements, permeable pavers are not porous. The pavers are made using the same mix design and, hence, have the same strength and durability as our regular paving stones. How Drake Hill Commons demonstrates how to meet strinstrong? We routinely manufac- gent stormwater regulations with permeable pavers. ture our pavers to be 10,000 psi – that’s twice as strong as concrete and three times that of asphalt. They ning. For safety, sanding becomes necescan support the heaviest of loads, are du- sary. In the case of permeable pavers such rable to withstand the toughest freeze-thaw as Eco-Stone and Aqua-Bric, the melt-off conditions and properly installed, are snow drains into the openings down through the plow safe. Permeable pavers provide rapid pavement. Minimal sand is required to infiltration through indentations molded provide a slip-free surface, and whatever along the edge of units. When assembled sand remains when spring arrives can be together they form a series of openings easily cleaned from the joints and openacross the pavement. The openings and ings using conventional street sweeping joints in the pavement surface funnel water equipment. Drake Hill Commons is one of the into the base where it is filtered as it drains many projects that demonstrate our perslowly into the soil. Now that we meable pavers are a practical solution for have addressed one myth, let’s look at an owners and developers to meet to the inoften over looked benefit of permeable creasingly stringent stormwater regulapavers, one that improves safety as well tions being implemented by federal, state, as lowers maintenance expenses. During and local governments. the winter, snow and ice thaw during the Larry Nicolai is sr. vice president of day, forming puddles that freeze as temPavers by Ideal in Westford, Mass. peratures drop later in the day and eve-

Rhino Receives SMPS MCA South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations agency, has been honored with a Marketing Communications Award (MCA) from the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), recognizing the successful national media relations campaign for its client, GEI Consultants, Inc. This is the second year in a row that Rhino PR has been recognized by SMPS for its implementation of GEI’s public relations program. GEI Consultants is a national geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firm comprised of a multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists who deliver engineering and environmental solutions to its diverse clientele nationwide. The focus of the award is the national public relations program and strategy that Rhino PR helped GEI Consultants create and implement. The results of this program included 71 media- related initiatives throughout 2010. This increased media visibility far exceeded the goal set at the beginning of the campaign. “Rhino PR’s expertise and dedication has helped make GEI one of the most visible brands in our target markets across the country,” said Kelly Cohane, corporate marketing manager for GEI. “Their work has helped GEI achieve recognition across

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SMPS Awards Standard Builders Boston, MA - Standard Builders received the 2010 national Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Marketing Communications Award in the Direct Mail Campaign category at the organization’s annual conference in Boston on July 15, 2010. The Direct Mail Campaign was comprised of a series of six postcards, used to increase brand recognition within the firm’s target audience: healthcare, institutional and commercial market sectors. The goal was to provide the recipient with current, relevant information supported by client testimonials. MCA winners receive national publicity via: national press releases sent to industry media, SMPS publications including Marketer, the SMPS Web site (www. smps.org), and listing in the DesignIntelligence Almanac of Architecture & Design.

Reilly Honored SMPS Award Boston - The Society for ment Award, nominees must Marketing Professional Servichave demonstrated measurees (SMPS) awarded Michael J. able achievement across several Reilly of Reilly Communications areas of professional practice, the organization’s highest indiincluding marketing research, vidual honor, the 2010 Marketing teaching, professional leaderAchievement Award. The award ship, marketing communicawas presented during the SMPS tions, and program innovation. national conference in Boston. He Reilly is a past SMPS nais the 20th recipient of the Martional and Boston chapter presMichael Reilly keting Achievement Award in the ident, a contributing editor for 37-year history of the Society. the professional services marAccording to SMPS, the award “rec- keting journal Marketer, an adjunct faculty ognizes an individual marketing profes- member at Boston University’s College of sional whose achievements and lasting Professional Education, and an SMPS Felcontributions to the professional services low. He is also a director and past president field are exemplary.” To qualify for jury of the Massachusetts Building Congress. consideration for the Marketing Achieve-

SDC Groundbreaking Continued from page 21 the Commonwealth’s commitment to leading by example for all other such facilities around the region, nation and world.” Funding for the data center was included in the General Government Bond Bill, approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in 2008. Team members include Cosentini Associates as the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer, D.G. Jones as

the cost estimator, Lim Consultants as the structural engineer, Nitsch Engineering as the civil engineer, Preservation Technology as the historic preservation consultant, Epsilon Associates as the enabling consultant,Strategic Building Consultants, as the commissioning agent, TRO|Jung Brannen as the Architect, and Skanska as the general contractor. Construction on the data center is expected to be complete by May 2012. When complete, the $110 million facility will be a national model for green technology.


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High-Profile: Awards

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IPI Partnering Awards New London, CT - The International Partnering Institute (IPI) has awarded two partnering awards to Connecticut College, KBE Building Corporation, the design teams, and trade contractors for the College’s new Fitness Center and its 2008 Asset Reinvestment Program. Partnering is a project management philosophy that fosters a collaborative team relationship between owners, contractors, design teams, and trade contractors, resulting in significant benefits to process, cost, and schedule. The partnering concept has been the foundation of more than 250 Asset Reinvestment projects at the College and has resulted in the completion of nearly $30 million in construction work since 2005 – all without a single claim. The new Fitness Center project was recognized with a 2010 Ruby Partnering Award, recognizing the team’s commitment to partnering on the design and construction of this $4.5 million, 14,000sf timberand-glass addition and renovation. The project team included EYP Architects and Veridian Consulting.

The College’s 2008 Asset Reinvestment Project received a 2010 Ruby Legacy Partnering Award, recognizing “projects that have stood the test of time as outstanding examples of partnering.” The project encompassed 64 separate renovation, upgrade and other construction projects – nearly $7 million in construction that was executed over the 12-week summer session. In addition to no claims, the project achieved a 5% reduction in project costs and no reportable OSHA injuries. The Asset Reinvestment Program is the College’s seven-year, $53 million campus improvement program, launched in 2005. As the College’s Construction Management partner, KBE has worked each year with the College, its design teams, trade contractors, and vendors to plan and complete an extensive range of projects each summer. The 2008 Asset Reinvestment project team included Noyes Vogt Architects, Ellenzweig Architecture and Planning, General Design and Drafting, Rusty Sergeant AIA, EYP Architects, and CLA Engineers.

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High-Profile Feature: Armed Forces Reserve Center

Teamwork Essential When Serving Those Who Serve Our Nation KBE Ventures Leads Design/Build Team for New Armed Forces Reserve Center water infiltration • The Training Center building will include a green roof to reduce heat island effect – the first in the nationwide Reserve program.

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The new Training Center at the Middletown Armed Forces Reserve Center will feature a green roof to help reduce the heat island effect - part of the project’s overall focus on sustainable design and construction. facility is able to serve more than 850 Army Reservists and National Guardsmen, if needed. KBE Ventures, a joint venture of KBE Building Corporation and DeRita Construction Company, is the designbuilder and prime contractor for the center. Headquartered in Farmington, KBE Building Corporation is drawing on its numerous design-build successes over the last decade to manage this 19-month design and construction project. Field construction began in April 2010 with extensive excavation of the hilly site, including some cuts as deep as 40 feet. The expertise of joint venture partner DeRita Construction, a Middletown-based site contractor, has been instrumental in managing this timecritical portion of the work. Led by S E A Consultants, the

design team has translated the myriad needs of the Army Reserve and the CT National Guard into this striking new facility set on a steeply sloping site adjacent to Interstate9l. Under the management of the US Army Corps of Engineers- Louisville District, the design incorporates the following unique features: • US Green Building Council LEED Silver standards reduce energy use by 30% and water consumption by 50% - and the project has the potential to achieve LEED Gold. • Renewable energy design includes photovoltaic panels and solar hot-water panels to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint • Water conserving, low-impact design (LID) features including grass swales and disconnected paved areas to increase

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Framing Complete for New Apartments

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Pro Con Architect and GC Stoughton, MA – The framing is complete on the three buildings that comprise Alta at Indian Woods, a new Energy Star residential apartment community being built in Stoughton. Wood Partners, a national apartment real estate firm with local offices in Concord, is the developer, and Pro Con, Inc is the architect and general contractor for the $13.5 million design build project. “The framing is complete, the rough mechanicals are under way and we plan to begin dry walling by mid-July,” stated the project manager for Pro Con, Inc. “All the buildings will be weather tight by the midAugust and ready for final finishes.” Alta at Indian Woods is participating in the Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star program. The Energy Star New Homes is a program developed and administered by the United States Department of Energy that focuses on a high efficiency building envelope and optimal HVAC distribution performance. The project design calls for an inch of rigid insulation on the exterior, slab edge and under-slab insulation, and high-performance cavity insulation; window U-values of .3; and ducts that surpass the standard for tightness. Conservation Services Group of Westborough is collaborating with Wood Partners as HERS rater on the project. The Energy Star standard, when implemented and tested by approved rating firms, is designed to reduce energy consumption to a

Framing is complete on the three buildings. level that is 15% lower than a comparable project built to the 1994 International Residential Code. The 154-apartment community will offer one- and two-bedroom units and onebedroom units with dens. The apartments, ranging from 710 to 1,041sf with various design configurations, will be located in three four-story garden-style buildings. The apartments will feature ample kitchens, full-size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, upgraded flooring, and high-speed Internet and cable-ready access. The community’s common areas will be professionally landscaped and will offer outdoor amenities, including seating and gas grill.

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The community’s club house will feature a great room with a kitchen for entertaining and a fitness room with high end exercise equipment and machines. The community’s administrative and leasing offices will be located on-site. The sitework, which includes utility infrastructure, roadways, parking lots, drainage, and landscaping is on-going. Pro Con has scheduled a phased completion of the project; the first building will be ready for occupancy in November 2010, and the second and third buildings will be completed in January 2011.

Northwood, NH - RPF Associates, Inc., an EPA accredited training provider for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) Rule is offering RRP classes at its corporate training centers and will provide the classes at customer sites throughout New England. Recently the EPA pushed back its deadline for firms to be accredited until October 1 and training of renovators from April 2010 to December 1. Contractors can register for classes and see an online video by visiting www.airpf.com. The EPA RRP Rule requires all contractors, maintenance staff, property managers and other firms that disturb lead paint in homes and childcare facilities built before 1978 to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination and to obtain necessary training and certification. The EPA has determined that renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities create lead-based paint hazards. The training educates renovators and maintenance staff on the proper ways to handle work involving lead paint to avoid accidental poisonings and environmental damage.

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Carlson Orchards Solar Installation Lighthouse Electrical Teams with Kelleher Architects and kWind

The SMMA/CRB design team for the Shire Human Genetic Therapies center includes l-r: Brian Lawlor, executive vice president; David Ekstrom; Martine Dion; Murat Alkim; Eric Peterson; Richard Croswell.

HGT Gains LEED Silver Designed by SMMA/CRB Lexington, MA - The SMMA/CRB design team for the Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT) Warehouse and Distribution Center reached its project goal of LEED Silver certification. They adapted an existing warehouse and distribution facility to accommodate the more sophisticated GMP requirements for Shire HGT as a storage and distribution center to support its new drug manufacturing facility in Lexington. The project involved the interior renovation of an existing 92,000sf warehouse to create cold room and ambient spaces required for GMP storage. The primary spaces are approximately 15,000sf of cold storage and 45,000sf of ambient storage. The building includes a number of

secondary uses, including office support, packaging and labeling, quality control sampling, material handling, support spaces, and circulation space. From the outset, the design team’s goal was to design the building to meet Shire’s sustainable goals. Early design phase decisions included the reuse of the existing structure to the greatest possible extent in order to minimize construction demolition. Other green initiatives include a cool roof, support of alternative transportation, construction waste management, HVAC efficiency upgrade, water use reduction, enhanced commissioning, recycled and regional materials, and a green cleaning program.

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Green Communities Receive Grants

Watermark Cambridge Achieves LEED Gold Cambridge, MA - Watermark Cambridge announced that it is the first residential rental apartment building in Massachusetts to achieve a LEED Gold rating. The project earned certification in the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance category, one of very few multifamily properties in the country to achieve this distinction, and the first to achieve it under the most recent version of LEED 2009. Watermark Cambridge is a 23-story, 321-unit apartment building in the heart of

Residents of Watermark enjoy better air quality in their environmentally friendly apartments. Kendall Square, Cambridge, developed by Twining Properties and designed by CBT Architects. The high standard set by the LEED program ensures that the residents of the Watermark community enjoy superior energy savings and efficiency and better air quality in their environmentally friendly apartment homes.

Green features such as low-e glass and energy-efficient lighting were already integrated into CBT’s design. All materials now used at the Watermark, like flooring and paint, meet the latest LEED standards. Selective plumbing fixture upgrades were added, and a solar sensor was added to the drip irrigation system on Watermark’s outdoor Zen terrace garden to reduce water use. New guides to the programmable thermostats and all-in-one washer-dryers were created.

Boston - Governor Deval Patrick announced that 35 cities and towns that earned official Green Community status last month began reaping the benefits of that designation recently –receiving grants for municipal renewable energy and energy efficiency projects worth $8.1 million statewide. “These 35 cities and towns have already demonstrated outstanding leadership by qualifying to be Green Communities,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “With the grants they are receiving, these communities can take critical next steps as our partners on the road toward a clean energy future.” “With these grant awards, our administration is supporting a range of investments from state-of-the art energy efficiency buildings to local renewable energy installations, which will help communities create a stronger, more sustainable future for Massachusetts,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. “These 35 cities and towns are the pacesetters in a growing moveContinued on page 30

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Net Zero Energy Home Awarded

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Killingworth, CT - The Connecticut Green Building Council presented awards to home and facility owners recognizing their exceptional devotion to energy savings and excellence in design. George Keithan, president and CEO of Consulting Engineering Services (CES), and his wife were presented with the award for the Most Intriguing Award winning Net Zero Energy Home Residential Project for their Net Zero Energy home in Killingworth. LLC and numerous contractors, the home About two years ago George and was completed in November. Mary Keithan decided to commit to fosThis home is a certified LEED Platitering a carbon free new life-style and de- num home, has a -7 HERS rating, was signed the first Net Zero Energy Home in featured in the CT Department of EnvironConnecticut. With the hard work of CES mental Protections Earth Day 40 Video, employees James Senatro, PE and Nick and is entered in Northeast Utilities Zero Fair who designed the MEP systems, J. W. Energy Challenge. Huber Architect LLC and Essex Squared

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Green Roof at BLS Featured on TV Boston - The Green Roof at Boston Latin School (BLS), designed by Studio G Architects, garnered national attention with a recent NBC Today Show segment. The Today Show filmed Studio G Architects and students from BLS Youth Climate Action Network in a design charrette for The Green Roof at Boston Latin School, an initiative of BLS Youth Climate Action Network. The Green Roof Sustainable Roofscape Learning Center provides multiple areas to instigate student learning about the big ideas of sustainability and provide the venue and material for a newly devised STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.

The Green Roof provides opportunities for students to engage in inquiry-based learning about storm runoff, heat effects, rain acidity, and CO2 exchange, and to monitor the energy generated by the wind turbines, photovoltaic and solar thermal collectors. The roof also includes a contemplative garden and a cafeteria farm and rooftop greenhouse. This layered design reflects an integrated approach to sustainable education: The Green Roof demonstrates sustainability by lowering carbon emissions through planted microclimates and generating energy to offset the school’s needs. To view the video: http://www.nbc. com/news-sports/msnbc-video/nations-oldest-school-sets-green-example/.

Boston - ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge, a nationally recognized architectural, planning, and interior design firm, announced that the ARC-designed Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s vertical expansion has received LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The building, located at One Kneeland Street, officially opened late last year after an ambitious $68 million, 22-month vertical exPhoto: Warren Patterson pansion development Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in one of Boston’s most densely populated neighbuilding this project has been designed to borhoods. The five-story, 95,000sf vertical achieve a 20% to 30% energy cost savings addition was added on top of the existing and a 30% to 45% reduction in water use. 10-story Tufts University School of Dental The original building, built in 1972, Medicine building in Boston’s Chinatown. was designed to be a 16-story structure; The vertical expansion project incor- however, the building plan was revised porates cost-effective sustainable strategies and only 10 floors were constructed at that such as a high-performance building enve- time. The top five floors recently added inlope with aggressive daylighting design to clude two new clinical patient floors, an exmaximize lighting efficiency and reduce panded simulation laboratory, teaching fasolar heat gain. Coupled with state-of-the- cilities, a continuing education conference art mechanical and plumbing systems that center, and administrative offices. are finely tuned and integrated into the

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Queen’s Univ Library Opens Designed by Shepley Bulfinch

Belfast, Northern Ireland - One of Northern Ireland’s newest landmark buildings — the McClay Library at Queen’s University, Belfast — was officially opened on July 6 by one of the University’s most famous alumni, Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney. The library was designed by the Boston architecture firm of Shepley Bulfinch. Speaking at the event, Dr. Heaney lauded the new library, saying, “The effect of light in McClay Library at Queen’s University the building — it’s like a lightship for scholarship…” He went The upper floors house Special Colon to comment on the library’s transforma- lections, subject-related help desks, and a tional impact on the student experience at range of printed works. A central feature, Queen’s. located in the tower above the entrance, is Shepley Bulfinch designed the li- the C.S. Lewis Room, which honors the acbrary in association with Robinson Pat- claimed Belfast native. terson Partnership of Northern Ireland and The Library is a model of sustainBuro Happold Engineers of Scotland. able design, with natural ventilation and Illuminated by a multi-story open operable windows; a chilled beam system; atrium, the 196,000sf building accommo- and heat recovery systems. The thermal dates 2,000 reader places and 1.2 million mass of the building is utilized as a heat volumes. Ground floor facilities include IT sink, while a rainwater harvesting system training rooms, a language center, library, conserves water with utilizing recycled and computer support areas and a cafe. rainwater.

Erland Completes Avid Office Reno Avid Lobby at 75 Network Drive Maugel Architects

Burlington, MA - Erland Construction, Inc. recently completed a multiphased, fast track, turn-key renovation project for Nordblom Company and Avid, moving Avid from its former worldwide headquarters in Tewksbury to Burlington. Avid leased three buildings from Nordblom Company — two in the Network Drive campus and one in Northwest Park, totaling 203,000sf. After an intense construction period, Erland completed the project in less than six months. Erland committed multiple construction crews to simultaneously manage the various components of the project. Avid has taken over the entire building at 75 Net-

Green Communities Receive Grants Continued from page 28 ment to make municipal operations cleaner and greener,” said Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles, whose office includes DOER. “These grants will enable communities from Cape Cod to the Berkshires to cut waste, save energy dollars, create local jobs, and increase their energy independence.” The signature program of the landmark Green Communities Act of 2008, the Department of Energy Resource’s Green Communities Grant Program, uses funding from auctions of carbon emissions permits under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reward communities that earn Green Communities designation by meeting five clean energy benchmarks: • Adopting a local zoning bylaw

or ordinance that allows “as-of-rightsiting” of renewable energy projects; • Adopting an expedited permitting process related to the as-of-right facilities; • Establishing a municipal energy use baseline and establishing a program designed to reduce use by 20% within five years; • Purchasing only fuel-efficient vehicles for municipal use, whenever such vehicles are commercially available and practicable; and • Requiring all new residential construction over 3,000sf and all new commercial and industrial real estate construction to reduce lifecycle energy costs (i.e., adoption of an energy-saving building “stretch code”).

Essex Completing Auto Dealership John R. Perry Architect Westwood, MA - Essex Builders Corp. is finishing up exterior façade renovations for Central Chrysler Jeep and Dodge located on the Auto-Mile in Norwood. Design documents prepared by John R. Perry Architect, Ltd. of Norwood reflect Chrysler’s new brand theme for its North American dealerships.

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New Armed Forces Reserve Center Continued from page 22 • Low-impact, state-ofthe-art stormwater management system that exceeds federal requirements for water quality and quantity control • Adherence to DoD’s stringent security criteria • All design documents have been prepared with 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, including clash detection to enhance coordinaPhoto Credit: Bluebird Aerial Photography Cheshire CT tion and accuracy Sitework has been a core component of the new • Utilization of USACE’s Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown, “Dr Checks” quality assurance Connecticut. Structural steel is under way on the system throughout the fast-track 164,000sf Training Center (foreground), with foundadesign process and ProjNet de- tion work starting on two additional structures. KBE sign and construction informa- Ventures, a joint venture of KBE Building Corp.and tion software. DeRita Construction, is the design-builder, prime conThe design-build team tractor, and site contractor for the project. faced several challenges during ule, the structural design includes a numthe design phase, not the least of which was the fast-track schedule. For ex- ber of special features that respond to Antiample, DiBlasi Associates, structural engi- Terrorism / Force-Protection measures and neers, began structural design work in De- Progressive Collapse resistance. Construction is forging ahead at a cember 2009 and completed the documents rapid pace, with completion planned for the in time for the bid issuance in early 2010. In second quarter of 2011. addition to the extremely ambitious sched-


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Littleton, MA - RDK Engineers recently participated in the official opening of IBM’s new Littleton data center. RDK played an integral role in the building systems design of the 494,000sf building, IBM’s largest software development facility in North America. RDK incorporated a number of energy efficient features into the design of the high-tech facility, which includes nearly 60,000sf of data center and lab space. The

floor that allows for faster delivery of air at a lower temperature, and additional energy efficient design features include HVAC systems that respond to solar heat gains and automated lighting controls that dim lights based on the levels of natural lighting. RDK also designed a back-up power system for all critical processing equipment so that IBM can keep information safe and equipment running if power is lost.

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Design Exchange to Open Continued from page 18 Graphic designers, engineers, marketing strategists, these are all design disciplines that could really thrive within a creative neighborhood. Despite the complication in financing and renovating the building, the partners steered away from purchasing a plot of land and constructing a new building. “The firm is really committed to the redevelopment of urban land and we saw this as the perfect opportunity to practice what we preach –sustainability and environmental responsibility,” Ladds said.

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Lee Kennedy Hires Fiddes Quincy, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. has hired Allan Fiddes as chief estimator. He is a 20-year construction industry veteran with preconstruction and estimating experience across every major building sector. He will oversee estimating functions for the academic, healthcare/life sciences and commercial sectors at Lee Kennedy Co. Fiddes, a LEED accredited professional, brings a strong background of similar work for clients including Harvard University, MIT, New England Medical

Center, and Baystate Medical to his work at the firm. Prior to joining Lee Kennedy Co., he spent 10 years with construction manager Barr & Barr. Fiddes

Additions at Lavallee Brensinger Manchester, NH - Lavallee Brensinger Architects of Manchester announced the recent addition of five design professionals to its 50-person practice. William Gatchell, AIA, joins the firm with a wide range of project experience for education, civic, and corporate clients. His experience encompasses all phases of architectural services from master planning and programming through design and construction closeout. Past work includes building projects at Tilton Academy, North Yarmouth Academy, and Foxcroft Academy.. Jeffrey Brussel, AIA, LEED AP, brings extensive experience in higher education, science/technology, and K-12 facilities. Recent notable work includes the Harvard Allston Science Complex,

the Comer Geochemistry Building at Columbia University, and the University of Rhode Island Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences. Luis Riobueno, LEED AP, joins the firm’s thriving healthcare practice. With significant healthcare planning and design experience, recent work includes projects at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Lahey Clinic. In addition, Lavallee Brensinger welcomes two recent graduates, Sean Landry and Joe Britton III. These talented and energetic young professionals will apply their skills in Building Information Modeling and 3D design to support project teams.

Carr New Dean at Wentworth Boston - Wentworth Instiservice organizations, technoltute of Technology named Larry ogy development companies, Carr as the new dean of The Ariand leading professional seroch Center @ Wentworth, the Invice organizations stitute’s division of professional Carr’s professional and continuing education. background includes the posiCarr brings extensive leadtion of CEO at Linkage, Inc., ership experience, holds a passion a provider of organizational/ for lifelong learning, and underleadership development and stands the importance of strategic corporate education programs. Larry Carr partnerships between institutions During his tenure, Linkage was of higher education and private named to the INC 500 list of industry. He has more than 30 years of ex- fastest growing privately held companies perience in working with technology-based in America for two successive years.

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Scapicchio Joins OLD&D Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects (OLD&D) announced that Steven Scapicchio, AIA, LEEDAP, has joined the firm’s architectural staff. Principal Architect Chris Doktor said, “He brings to OLD&D over 20 years of experience and a great wealth of skill, talent, and architectural expertise in the residential, educational, and institutional market sectors.” Prior to joining the OLD&D Scapicchio was senior design architect at Alexander Coogan Architect, Inc. His architectural tenure includes working at other firms such as Architectural

Resources Cambridge, Inc. in Cambridge and IN/EX Design Group in Melrose. Scapicchio is a LEED Accredited Professional and joins Scapicchio OLD&D’s sustainable design team providing creative and conscientious sustainable design solutions. Photo courtesy of AM Anderson

SMMA Appoints Fitzgerald and Pitkin Cambridge, MA, – Symmes Maini & McKee Associates/SMMA recently appointed Principals Alex C. Pitkin, AIA and Marie E. Fitzgerald, IIDA to the board of directors. Pitkin joined SMMA in 1992. He is a senior vice president and director of institutional Practice. His affiliations include the Boston Society of Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, and the Society for College and University Planning. Fitzgerald, who joined the Cambridge-based firm in 1998, is a senior vice president and director of SMMA’s Corpo-

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Flynn Joins Lincoln Property

Boston - The Boston office of Lincoln Property Company announced that Jesse Flynn has joined the firm as a senior associate. At Lincoln Property Company Flynn will focus on the Cambridge office and lab markets. Prior to joining Lincoln Property Company, he worked as a broker with Newmark Knight Frank’s Cambridge real estate team and Townsend Commercial Real Estate in San Francisco, California.

“Jesse is an excellent addition to our growing brokerage services group,” said Michael S. Edward, senior vice president and head of brokerage for the Boston office of Lincoln Property Company. “He has been actively involved in tenant and landlord representation assignments in the Cambridge market.” Flynn is currently an active member of NAIOP, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), and the Massachusetts Biotech Council.

Goody Clancy Names Howe Boston - Goody Clancy, a Bostonbased interdisciplinary design and planning firm, announced that Lisa Howe, currently the director of preservation, has been named a principal in the firm. Howe has a diversity of experience, which includes more than 20 years directing the adaptive reuse and preservation of signature buildings in a broad range of market sectors, including education, civic and cultural projects for clients such as Harvard University and the US General Services Administration (GSA). Her career began as a bricklayer and demonstrates a continuous commitment to design excellence, technical knowledge, research, and innovation.

Her current work includes two National Historic Landmarks. The first is the renovation of over 50 historic buildings at St. Elizabeth’s West Campus in Washington, D. C., which is part of a Howe GSA project creating the new headquarters for the Dept. of Homeland Security. The second is the façade restoration of the Ayer Mansion in Boston.


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Boston - EnviWork with a backronments at Work, an ground as a senior office furniture dealer, financial analyst, announced it has hired most recently for two new staff members. the East Coast Division of Sun MiServing as the new crosystems. She customer satisfaction and also previously quality control manager, Paula Warner will proserved as a finanvide support and quality cial analyst for Warner Marsh control for the compaCommonwealth ny’s existing clients. Energy Systems. Abby Marsh will serve as sales coMarsh most recently served as a sales ordinator, managing new customer orders associate for Webster & Company in Bosfrom proposal through project completion. ton, and previously was a sales associate Farmington, CT - HRP toring, and remedial actions at They will be located in the company’s Bos- and office manager for Johnson & AssociAssociates, Inc. announced that contaminated sites. ton office. ates in Concord. Robin C. Fox, LEP and Jason A. Beach is a project manWarner comes to Environments at Photos by Environments at Work. Beach, CPG, LEP have become ager in HRP’s Stratford office. Licensed Environmental ProfesHis areas of expertise include sionals (LEPs). due diligence and subsurface Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc., a Fox is a senior project geolinvestigations as well as remeogist in HRP’s Farmington office. dial action design and supervi- national geotechnical, environmental, waShe specializes in environmental sion. He is also a certified pro- ter resources, and ecological science and engineering firm headquartered in Mass., site assessments, subsurface infessional geologist. Beach announced that its board of directors has vestigations, groundwater monielected six new vice presidents. Roger Hathaway, P.E., vice president and Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) pracQuincy, MA - J. Calnan subcontractor buy-out, contract tice leader in the Hartford, Conn. office, & Associates, Inc. announced negotiation, requisition review has spent more than 20 years in the field of that Chris Modica has joined and approval, financial status Hathaway King environmental remediation, with a primary the Quincy-based company as a reports, budget reports, quality Giovanni Bofocus on compliance management proproject manager. control, and client satisfaction. Modica will be responModica has over 10 years grams. He specializes in the management nita, Ph.D., P.E., sible for the overall manof project management experi- of MGP site remediation programs, urban P.G., vice president, agement and coordination of ence in the construction industry. property remediation, urban waterways, geo-structural pracprojects from preliminary planPrior to joining J. Calnan & Asso- regulatory negotiations, and stakeholder tice leader and office manager in GEI’s ning throughout construction ciates, Inc., he held project man- communications. Modica and final occupancy. His reagement positions at Cutler AssoPatrick P. King, P.E., LSP, vice presi- Washington, D.C. sponsibilities include superviciates, Inc.; Shawmut Design and dent and environmental division manager office, has more sion of staff and subcontractors, trade co- Construction and Bond Brothers. in the Boston office, has more than 17 than 17 years of exordination, logistics and safety planning, Leuschner years of experience developing subsurface perience with cominvestigations, evaluating remediation al- plex underground ternatives, implementing response actions, structures, retaining systems, geological Boston - AKF gineering consulting and managing contaminated media during and geophysical investigations, and deep construction projects and brownfield rede- foundations. Group, headquarfield. Timothy B. (Tim) Anenson, vice tered in New York Dyer, AKF velopment. president and Pacific region manager loAlfred P. Leuschner, vice president City, has named Boston, leads the cated in the Sacramento office, has more and MGP practice leader in the Boston Brian M. Mulkerrin, firm’s National Marthan 25 years of engineering and business office is a recognized leader in the MGP/ PE and Dennis M. keting Initiative in experience. utility market with more than 30 years of Dyer, PE, LEED-AP the healthcare and William J. Bennett, P.E., vice presias full partners of science and technol- experience. His specialties include remedident and planning division manager in al technology development, remedy selecthe firm. ogy sectors. He has the Sacramento office, has more than 35 tion, design and implementation, liability Mulkerrin, more than 30 years Dyer Mulkerrin years of professional experience in water cost estimating and Brownfield redevelopwho oversees the of experience in the resources and geotechnical engineering. ment of MGP sites. day-to-day operation design of heating, of the Boston office, has spent the major- ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) sysity of his career in the building engineering tems, energy conservation analysis, and and construction markets, with more than master plan/feasibility studies. 17 years specifically in the electrical encomplete this form and fax it to Shirley, MA - In June three Senate Construction employees received certification. Bill Hamel, senior project manager of Senate Construction, became LEED Green Associate certified which is the first step in becoming LEED AP. Jon Karp, director of Senate Construction’s small projects division, and Joel Delorey, project superintendent

with Senate, became EPA certified renovators. The RRP Rule (Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule) requires contractors to obtain certification for both their business and for employees who will be supervising work and use lead-safe work practices when performing work on pre1978 residential housing or space rented by child-care facilities.

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High-Profile: Calendar CFMA NAIOP Mass. 9th annual bus tour. - October 6. The tour will offer a fast-paced look at the latest sales, lease, and development activity in Boston’s Seaport area, as well as Cambridge, the North Inner Suburbs, and Waltham. Designed to provide comprehensive information on a variety of markets and product types, including office, retail, residential and institutional, the tour will include the latest on what’s being built, who’s going green, where infrastructure improvements are, and other vital news. F o r more info http://www. naiopma.org/

Construction Financial Management Association 2010 Mid-Atlantic Regional Construction Financial Conference Sunday, Sept. 19 – Monday, Sept. 20 Sheraton Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD Contact: Rick Huber (215-283-6473; richard.huber@libertymutual.com)

Save the date! NESEA 2011 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy Conference and Trade Show March 8 - 10, 2011, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston For more information: www.nesea. org/buildingenergy

SFNE - AISC Breakfast The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), along with Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE), will be hosting a special SteelDay breakfast presentation and networking event in downtown Boston. The event is free of charge. The morning will begin with a full breakfast followed by the presentation, Building an Award Winning Structure. There will be plenty of time for ques-

tions, discussions and networkingSteel industry professionals will also be on hand to answer any specific topics or questions. September 24, 7:30 a.m. Radisson Hotel 200 Stuart Street, Boston w w w. S t e e l D a y. org/SteelDayRegistration Or email: cflaherty@ssfne.org

Mass. Building Congress On Wednesday, October 13, 2010, the Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Awards will be presented. The MBC Hall of Fame provides a forum for the building industry to recognize, celebrate, and publicize the work of exemplary companies whose longstanding contributions have lasting impact on the industry, the community, and the clients they serve. http://buildingcongress.org/ hall-of-fame-nomination-form.html

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2010 Design-Build Conference October 18-20, Las Vegas Support today’s youth through the At the 2010 General Sessions of the Design-Build Conference & Expo, DBIA is scouting program. save the date! Daniel webster Council, BSA creating a platform for diverse perspectives September 10, 2010 and ideas. We are opening the conference Breakfast hill Golf Club, Greenby starting a conversation among all project team members and we will close by seek- land, N.H. Special Contests & Awards! ing the views, opinions, and expectations of For more information: www. project owners. nhscouting.org/golf dbiaconferences@dbia.org

15th Annual Golf Outing The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) and Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven will be hosting the 15th Annual Robert J. LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, Conn., on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Once again, this year’s event will be an 18-hole shotgun and will include various contests, a barbecue lunch, door prizes, beer and wine, and a buffet dinner followed by awards and raffle prizes. The outing benefits Habitat for Hu-

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