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CBT and Turner Break Ground on Liberty Mutual S/L/A/M Awarded Danbury Hospital North Tower Suffolk Renovates 25 Stuart Street and Builds New Arts Ctr for Dartmouth College Lee Kennedy New Projects and Summer Wrap Ups Plymouth North High School Tops Off P.O. Box 7, Pembroke, MA 02359 Change Service Requested

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Ames Hotel Gets Achievement Award Boston, MA - The Boston Preservation Alliance recently recognized the Ames Hotel with a 2010 Preservation Achievement Award. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) provided structural and building envelope engineering services for the renovation and conversion of this historic 14-story building from offices to a boutique hotel. Tishman Construction was recognized for its role as construction manager for the project. Respecting the historic character of the building, Boston’s first skyscraper built in 1890, the project included skillful restoration of the exterior masonry façade, window surrounds and moldings, and careful restoration of the lobby’s vaulted mosaic-tiled ceiling. The building is one of the tallest masonry bearing wall buildings in the world and was designed by renowned architects Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge. In 1974, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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I first discovered Build Boston more than 25 years ago representing New England Real Estate Journal. Later I brought Banker & Tradesman into the show introducing its newest supplement, Structures. Both NEREJ and B&T continue to be represented at Build Boston, part of a dozen media sponsors this year. In fact, many of the facility design and construction core players have appeared on the exMichael Barnes hibit floor year after year, to the credit of the Boston Society of Architects’ successful formula. This year the Build Boston Bash will kick off networking evening receptions at the Harborview Ballroom, Seaport World Trade Center November 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. With 600 industry professionals, it is the premier social event, an opening night party featuring live entertainment (from Boston-based Blink Project Group) and great food and drink. The Builders Association of Greater Boston Annual Installation of Officers Dinner will be held Wednesday evening. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Massachusetts will host the 2010 Excellence in Construction Awards Presentation and Dinner at Build Boston on Thursday night. You can find the listing of more than 150 workshops, tours, one-day symposia, and receptions in the Build Boston Guide online at www.buildboston.com. It’s not too late to register, and you can use our promo #10BB284 for free tickets to the ex-

hibit floor. We hope you will stop by our booth #920, and allow us to meet and greet you at this wonderful event. November is a busy month for learning and networking. BostonSF’s Real Estate for High Tech Summit will focus on the real estate need of technology companies at 7a.m. on Nov. 17, and on that same morning, CoreNet will be hosting New England Chapter - Career Crossovers: Risks, Rewards and Opportunities, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Goulston & Storrs, 400 Atlantic Avenue. On Nov. 18 the Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) will host a breakfast program titled, “The Workplace of the Future.” The panel discussion will include Jan Johnson, Allsteel Office; Doug Gensler, Gensler Architects; Daniel Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP, and Margulies Perruzzi Architects. Gretchen Fox from Fox RPM will be moderator. Competing for an audience that morning is NAIOP’s Breakfast, “Hot Off the Hill: Politics, Legislation, and Regulations Affecting the Commercial Real Estate Industry.” Topics and panelists include: Election Review & Political Commentary: Frank Phillips, State House Bureau Chief, The Boston Globe; Permit Extension Act: Brian Levey, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.; Stormwater Regulations: H. Hamilton Hackney III, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP; Endangered Species Act: Ronald Ruth, Managing Partner, Sherin and Lodgen; and Indoor Air Quality: Ned Abelson, Director, Goulston & Storrs. Continued on page 8

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These are a few of the events listed on our calendar page 58. You can’t make them all, but it’s important to take time to get to some. Prompt Pay The Prompt Pay law will have been in effect since November 8, just about the time we went to press with our November issue. I recently attended an AGC hosted panel discussion on the new law that was introduced by Associated Subcontractors of America (ASM) see page 41. The owners, developers and general contractors represented at the AGC discussion shared a view that the new law is not a game changer for them, but were somewhat critical of it as causing more paperwork for those who were already paying promptly, that it could have some downsides to sub contractors who are in contractual agreement with suppliers, and that we will have to wait to see how things shake out in the next few months to know if it has the effect on those few “bad” owners and contractors. Generally it was agreed that it will require more pre-construction planning, and a restructuring of all standard contracts for projects over $3 million, but they would most likely adopt the same contracts for smaller projects. Lawyers Deborah Griffin (Holland & Knight) and Bob Lizza (Hinckley Allen Snyder) led the program with a review of the law followed by discussions with Nancy May (Northeastern U), John Romeo (Boston College), Jef DeMarco (Campanelli), Steve McDonald (Erland), Charlie Buuck (Turner), Mike Powers (SMMA) and Moderator Tim Bonfatti (Compass Project Management) on how they foresee the new statute affecting their firms both internally and through the relationships necessary to build a facility. A copy of the presentation can now be viewed at the AGC Massachusetts website: http://www. agcmass.org/build. Build Now I asked John Romero if the current market conditions make it a good time to build. He explained that if Boston College decided now to build a new structure,

it would be another three years before the shovels would be in the ground, so however favorable market conditions are now, i.e. competitive priced labor, low materials cost etc, it’s how they are in three years that must be considered. BC must be delighted that the plans they considered years back are in such favorable conditions today. The Boston College Chronicle reported recently that, “Boston College is gearing up for an extensive period of construction and renovation that will remake significant portions of the Chestnut Hill and Brighton campuses and enable the University to move forward on implementing its Institutional Master Plan (IMP).” The renovation of Gasson Hall and the construction of Stokes Hall and renovations on the Brighton Campus are the highlighted projects in the article. Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, will serve as construction manager on the Boston College Stokes Hall project. The top story this month is that Liberty Mutual broke ground on its new 22-story, 590,000sf facility (page 11). A Boston Redevelopment news release report that Liberty Mutual will be adding 600 full-time positions and the project will be creating an additional 500 construction jobs. Boston Business Journal has reported that Harvard Business School has received a $50 million gift from an international donor, India’s Tata Cos. The money will support the construction of a new academic and residential building supporting HBS. The story is at http://c.bizjournals.com/ ct/c/31753091 The Hudson Group North America received the green light recently to proceed with its revised plans to build a 200-unit residential tower along the Rose Kennedy Greenway near Chinatown. You Are Invited This is the time of year our staff will review feedback and trends continuing through 2010 into 2011. You are invited to send your comments and suggestions to us. Feel free to visit our booth #920 at Build Boston or drop me an e-mail: publisher@high-profile.com.

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Enfield, CT - Join the Marvin Windows and Doors Family of Products at Build Boston 2010 for the debut of a new display area focused on commercial (non-residential) solutions from Marvin, Integrity and Infinity. Displayed in a gallery setting with six new window displays showcasing a Michael Klahr different solution, each window display will be designed to match the look of a past project. A pair of guest architects will join us in the booth on Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18 to discuss Marvin project solutions at 311 Summer Street in Boston and the University of New

England College of Pharmacy in Maine. Be sure to stop by our booth for presentation times and to gain some unique insight from our experts. Marvin and Integrity will also have other innovative products on display, including the Marvin Clad Ultimate Double Hung in Mahogany, Marvin Ultimate Casement with the NEW Retractable Screen, Swinging and Sliding French Doors from Marvin, and All Ultrex and Wood Ultrex solutions from Integrity. Marvin replacement solutions such as Tilt Pac and Clad Insert Double Hung will also be featured. Mike Klahr, Marvin Business Development Manager said, “This new area allows us to showcase the Marvin Family of Products’ multitude of solutions and products we have to offer the non-residential and institutional markets in actual case study applications.”

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Suffolk Construction to Renovate 55,000sf as Hostel

BRA Approvals Boston - Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Board of Directors has approved several projects across the city. In total, the five projects represent more than $150 million in private and public investment. • The BRA approved plans for a new F.W. Webb distribution and showroom center at 307 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston. The vacant electrical supply warehouse building on the site will be razed in order to construct the approximately 43,170sf two-story building. The development team includes Robert A. Mucciarone of RAM Construction, LLC, as the owner/developer; Design-Science as the project architect; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. as the civil and transportation engineer; and Andy McBeth of J.M. Coull, Inc. as the project manager. Total estimated project cost is $7 million. Plans are to begin construction in the first quarter of 2011 with an estimated completion date in the first quarter of 2012. • The BRA also approved Continued on page 36

Bergmeyer Assoc. and Stegman + Assoc. Architects Boston - Hostelling International Boston (HI-Boston) has selected Suffolk Construction to renovate a historic building at 25 Stuart Street in Boston, adjacent to Chinatown and the Theatre District, to become Hostelling International’s newest facility in a major US city.The New Boston Hostel project involves the renovation of 55,500sf in the six-story Dill Building, which is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility, designed by Boston architectural firms Bergmeyer Associates and Stegman + Associates, will play a role as the first LEED certified hostel in the United States. Designs incorporate many green technologies, including a green roof, green

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Liberty Mutual Breaks Ground CBT Designs, Turner Builds Expansion Boston, - Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for Liberty Mutual’s new 22-story, 590,000sf office building at 157 Berkeley Street in Boston. The building is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and will be nearly 20% more energy-efficient than a typical large modern office building. CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares of Boston designed the new building. Colliers Meredith & Grew is the project’s development manager. Turner Construction Company is the project’s construction manager. Liberty Mutual’s more than $300 milRendering of Liberty Mutual building lion expansion project $82 million in new real estate tax revenue will create 600 new full-time positions at the company and an for the city of Boston over 20 years. On additional 500 construction jobs. Since an annual basis, Liberty Mutual will pay January 2008, Liberty Mutual has added an estimated total of nearly $13 million per 600 employees in Massachusetts, with 300 year in real estate taxes on all of its Boston properties, making the insurer one of the of those jobs coming to Boston. Once completed, Liberty Mutual’s largest private taxpayers in the city. new building will generate approximately

Senate Re-Starts Country Club Plan

West Newton, MA - Senate Construction Corp. of Shirley announced that it will once again work with Brae Burn Country Club located in West Newton. This project will involve extensive sitework and design-build renovations to two existing buildings. In the fall of 2007, Senate completed two buildingas as part of infrastructure improvements for operations and maintenance for the second phase of Brae Burn’s Master Renovation Plan. The buildings totaled more than 20,000sf

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Kennedy Presidential Library & Mu- that building as the new main entrance to * South Shore Plaza Expansion, Braintree, MA. 350,000 sq. ft. expansion of existing mall * Residence Inn, Conway, NH seum in Boston, the building will contain campus. Lee Kennedy Co. will begin work * Lansdowne Street Music Hall (House of Blues), Boston, MA. 50,000 sq. ft. nightclub * Bowdoin College Wellness Center, Brunswick, Maine. 4-story, 32,000 sq. ft addition 50,000sf of program space that includes a in early 2012. * Residence Inn, Colchester, Vermont * 175 Wyman Street , Waltham, MA. 2 building office complex, 335,000 sq. ft. representation of the US Senate Chamber. • Boston Independent School * Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Hampton, VA. 90,000 sq. ft. 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Construction is slated to Associates, Lee Kennedy Co. is providing * Wonderland Station Parking Facility, Revere, MA. 9-stories for 1,907 cars * Carpenters Union Headquarters, Boston, MA. 67,500 sq. ft. addition, 18,000 sq. ft. parking begin in the first quarter of 2011. preconstruction services for a new well• Salem State College Library & ness facility and 500-seat performing arts Contact us at www.gm-se.com Visit us at www.gm-se.com Learning Commons center on the campus of one of the BosThis logistically complex project in- ton area’s most prestigious independent volves demolition of the school’s existing schools. library followed by construction of a new • Merrill Lynch Wealth Manage122,000sf, $70 million facility. Designed ment by Shepley Bulfinch to achieve LEED Lee Kennedy Co.’s interiors team Silver certification, the team is utilizing will completely renovate floors 15-17 the latest in BIM software to streamline at 100 Federal Street for Merrill Lynch. 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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Jewett To Build Hyundai Addition

Rendering of the building’s exterior elevation. Raymond, NH - Jewett Automotive Design & Construction has recently been awarded a contract to build an addition at Route 44 Hyundai, located at 1154 Route 44 in Raynham, Mass. Construction will begin in mid-October and will be complete by May of 2011. The new project will be a 14,000sf addition that will add an appealing, welllit showroom and a more comfortable customer service area. In addition to the new drop-off and waiting areas, the customer service area will include amenities such as a coffee bar and a children’s play area. Improvements to the lot will include new

concrete sidewalks and re-grading and asphalt pavement. As construction will take place during normal business hours, traffic will be redirected to the temporary sales building. The dealership will remain open for business during construction. Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Jewett Construction Co., Inc. of Raymond, NH, specializes in automobile dealership design and construction for clients throughout the Northeast. Additional information about Jewett Automotive is available at www.jewettautomotive.com

Senate to Design O&M Project Shirley, MA - Senate Construction of Shirley has been chosen by O&M, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn. for its upcoming project in Acton, Mass. Senate will be providing design-build services by teaming up with engineering by GPR, Inc., of Ayer and constructing a pre-engineered building by Chief Industries of Nebraska. O&M, Inc. is a specialized consulting firm providing customized services to industry at former or existing waste sites and industrial facilities.

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Fort Adams Master Plan Completed - Ann Beha Architects Newport, RI - Ann Beha Architects row underground listening tunnels. and a multi-disciplinary team recently Other master plan team members incompleted a schematic master plan to guide clude Robert Silman Associates, structural the future stabilization and interpretation engineer; Carol R. Johnson Associates, of historic Fort Adams for the Fort Adams landscape architect; object|IDEA, interpreTrust in Newport. tive planner; ConsultEcon Inc., business The result will be unrestricted public planner; AHA consulting engineers, MEP/ access to this endangered national historic FP engineer; Nitsch Engineering, civil enlandmark for the first time since the site gineer, and Davis Langdon, cost estimator. was transferred to the state in 1965. Fort Adams is the largest and most complete 19th century coastal fortification in the United States. Constructed between 1824 and 1857, the 125-acre installation uniquely illustrates American military engineering and technology, as well as the strategic importance of Narragansett Bay to East Coast defenses. Today, it offers not only the chance to discover an important chapter in the country’s history, but a unique visitor Opening of the outerworks will allow the experience, from sweeping views of the general public to cicumnavigate the entire open ocean and the bay to dark and narone-mile-long wall.

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KBE Donation Helps Fund Dugouts Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation has made a $1,000 donation to the town of Morris as part of its 2010 “50 Ways to Make a Difference” program. The funds will help purchase materials to construct new dugouts at the little league and softball field. The ball field serves about 300 boys and girls from the towns of Litchfield, Northfield, and Morris. Last year KBE, its employees, and friends contributed more than $100,000 in contributions and in-kind services in support of the “50 Ways to Make a Difference” program.

KBE Building Corporation Sr. V.P. Eric Brown and Brian Leonard, beach and recreation director for the town of Morris, stand on the baseball field that will benefit from the KBE 50 Ways donation.

JC&A Among Top Contributors Inside view of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory

TK&A Reno Receives Gold Cambridge, MA - Renovations to the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Loeb Lab building by Cambridge-based Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) have been awarded LEED Gold status by the US Green Building Council . The recognized improvements to the Woods Hole laboratory facility are part of a 10-year master plan designed by TK&A to address the Marine Biological Laboratory’s need for facilities that accommodate program growth, strengthen competitive position, and advance its research and education mission. The renovations introduce classroom and lab spaces supporting new technolo-


gies for seven key programs, including embryology, neural systems and behavior, biology of parasitism, frontiers in reproduction, microbial diversity, physiology, and neurobiology. “Our work with the Marine Biological Laboratory is intended to secure their well-earned reputation as a global leader in marine research,” says Jonathan Cohen, associate principal at TK&A. “It was essential to all team members that both the building process and the resulting improvements meet or exceed environmental standards. This acknowledgement by the USGBC is a great validation of our hard work.”

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High-Profile: PCINE News

Logan International Airport Economy Parking Structure East Boston, MA - Low-cost parking is in great demand at the Logan Airport in East Boston. The numbers show that 7,500 travelers parked in the economy parking lot in June 2010, doubled that of June 2009. One of the greatest kudos in any business is being called back into service because you did such an outstanding job the first time. The team that pulled off the award-winning Logan International Airport Central Parking Garage Expansion, which added 2,900 spaces while keeping the existing parking structure open, was called back to repeat the effort on the economy parking structure that is located a little farther on the airport. Original plans were in place for add-

ing 1,937 new parking spaces and later revised to add another 983 spaces, bringing the total to 2,920. The total supported structured area will be 585,763sf. The revised plan eliminated a precast framed stair tower replacing it with a fifth precast straight-run stair as well as a precast framed, double-bank elevator tower. Scheduling can be challenging during normal construction, but doubling the size of a project is asking for problems. But according to principal-in-charge Camille Bechara, P.E. with Parsons Brinckerhoff in Boston, “The use of precast concrete made this change efficient and possible to meet the schedule.” The design development began in

March 2010, with fabrication beginning in April. The marvelous part of precast is that even with changes, the erection is on schedule to be completed in October 2010; 1,423 precast components were designed, manufactured, delivered, and erected by Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. in a time span of seven months. The traffic pattern will remain the same for customers arriving, leaving, and paying for parking at the facility. The structure is designed to accommodate airport shuttle buses by allowing them to pass through the garage, under the elevated parking. This planning allows for an im-

proved traffic flow for the buses and is ultimately safer and more convenient for the customers using the system. Travelers won’t have to wait much longer for the additional economy parking. Erection started in July 2010 and will be completed in October of this year. The spaces will be available in three phases; the first 1,000 will be ready November 2, the second 1,000 December 1, and the remaining 920 by the end of this year. When you need a parking structure fast, precast concrete is the solution of choice.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Tocci to Construct New Church

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Rendering of The Black Rock Congregational Church Fairfield, CT - Tocci Building Companies of Woburn, Mass. announced the award for construction of a major new church facility in Fairfield. The Black Rock Congregational Church will be a totally new 103,000sf multifunctional facility designed by Wiles Architects in Bridgeport, Conn. The project features a 900+ person worship center with state-of-the-art audio/ visual systems and tiered stadium seating. It includes extensive educational spaces, children’s worship center, chapel, auditorium, gymnasium, commercial kitchens, offices and a Welcome Center,


which includes a library and a coffee/ lounge area. The site requires extensive blasting and demo of the existing church; construction will begin in June 2011. Tocci’s VDC and Planning & Cost Engineering teams will play an instrumental role in the preconstruction process with full integration around the architect’s Building Information Model (BIM) to assist the team with design and preconstruction. The project will be the first major religious facility in the Northeastern US employing BIM technology from planning to fabrication.

Manchaug, MA - The New England Concrete Masonry Association (NECMA) recently launched the first of its NECMA Annual Education Day & Tradeshow at the Holiday Inn in Taunton. This event offered attendees up to four Continuing Education (AIA) credits. The latest concrete masonry and hardscape products and accessories from vendors were presented on a tradeshow floor. The event was attended by architects, landscape architects and designers, contractors, developers, builders, engineers, specifiers, and building and municipal officials. Education sessions included: Lowe’s and the New Energy & LEED Requirements with Dave Mayer, AIA, senior, engineering manager, Lowe’s Corporation; Multi-Wythe Masonry Wall Construction – The Ultimate Wall Solution with Brian Trimble, senior director of engineering services & architectural Outreach, Brick Industry Assn.;

Officers of NECMA include Henry Camosse Jr., president; Dana Morse, vice president; and David Dimmick, executive director. Masonry Construction & Energy Performance in Current & Emerging Building Codes with Maribeth Bradfield, P.E., National Concrete Masonry Association consultant; Architectural Design Considerations for Segmental Retaining Walls with Don McCabe; - LEED Points & Achieving Effective Stormwater Management with Permeable Pavers with Larry Nicolai, and a panel discussion, -Masonry Restoration, Cleaning & Final Inspection.

Jones Lang LaSalle Wins IHS Project Cambridge, MA - Jones Lang LaSalle has been awarded the contract to provide project and construction management services for the IHS Inc. 43,000sf office restack and renovation project at 55 Cambridge Parkway in Cambridge. The customized interior on floors six and seven will provide offices for several IHS operations, including IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. The space will be converted from a dense office environment to an open floor layout to enhance workflow efficiency. Highlights of the build out, valued at $2 mil-

lion, include a central reception area, an all colleagues conference room with state-ofthe-art audio visual capabilities, a television studio, employee café, open office areas, a consolidation of IHS information technology capability, some hard-walled perimeter and interior offices, and several internal meeting rooms. Fast track phased construction has begun with completion scheduled for February 2011. Corbett Interior Architects of Denver is the project architect, and Syska Hennessey Group of Cambridge is the engineer.

November, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Multimodal Transportation Center Completed Holyoke, MA - Holyoke Multimodal Transportation Center is a $9 million bus terminal located in Holyoke. Adjacent to the structure, the former Holyoke Fire Department headquarters has been converted into a facility that provides not only bus service, but daycare and preschool programs, as well as adult education classes. Steeltech Building Products, Inc.of South Windsor, Conn. was the Architectural metal specialty contractor. Completed in September 2010, this transportation hub is capable of handling the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority’s public bus traffic, while providing the local population with travel information and a place to wait comfortably for bus arrivals. “It’s not too often you have the opportunity to build something that appears so sleek with such complex geometry. The combination of arches, angles and warped planes along with tight uniform reveals made this quite a challenge,” said Paul Hollmann of W. J. Mountford Co., the general contractor for the project. “Mock-ups were used extensively to insure the framing, ceiling panel system, and column covers would all meet as the architect had intended. Numerous discussions between our company, the subcontractor, and the design team on how best to complete all the project details definitely contributed to the overall success of the project.” The canopy is constructed

of cantilevered structural steel roof girders, a center beam, and eight structural steel columns, giving the terminal an open feel, while providing shelter from the elements. The swirled brush-finished stainless steel column covers are aesthetically pleasing, as they reflect surrounding light, both day and night. The ceiling is fabricated from Kynar finished aluminum panels which tie aluminum-trimmed arches into the eaves, creating a flowing, modern aesthetic appeal. The landscaping and site improvements allow the new structure to blend with its surrounding environment, despite its standout design. The terminal provides a visually-striking accent to the primarily

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View of canopy at night brick-clad architecture that dominates the majority of downtown Holyoke. Jim Alexander, principal at Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc,.said, “We were delighted to join VHB’s team as designers for the bus port canopy at the Holyoke Multimodal Transportation Center. We are working nearby on the Holyoke Public Library and have a long history of work in the city so were extremely pleased to hear at the ribbon-cutting the canopy described as ‘sculptural’ and with a presence that has enlivened the area.” Another member of the project team, Charles D Michie (“Mickey”), marketing director of Southern Stretch Forming & Fabrication, Inc.of Denton, Texas commented, “It’s a challenge anytime you’re curving 3” x 12” pre-painted metal, but the precision needed on this job made it more of a challenge. Fortunately Steeltech is easy to work with and we were able to maintain the necessary close communicaThe canopy, constructed of cantilevered tion with them to get the job done.” structural steel roof girders, gives the Architect for the project wasVanasse terminal an open feel, while providing Hangen Brustlin, Inc. of Springfield. shelter from the elements.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

S/L/A/M Awarded Hospital Project Danbury, CT - Danbury Hospital, a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital, has selected The S/L/A/M Collaborative to design a new North Tower clinical addition that will add approximately 300,000sf of new construction to its existing campus – the largest expansion in the hospital’s history. This new project is intended to act as a catalyst to Danbury Hospital North Tower expansion entrance transform the performance, ex35-bed medical/surgical floors (two shelled perience, and perception of the overall in- for future); a new 30-bed intensive care stitution - better aligning the facility with unit/critical care unit, a 40,000sf emergenthe hospital’s mission of “a higher level of cy department, and shell space to accomcare.” Having recently established itself as modate a modern surgical platform in the a Planetree affiliate, Danbury Hospital is in near future. the unique position to develop a project that This project marks a major step forwill completely embrace and support the ward in the development of the facility and hospital’s mission of patient-centered care. will enable Danbury Hospital to support “SLAM is very excited to be involved many of its long-term healthcare goals. with this transformational project for one of The size, location, and arrangement the preeminent healthcare providers in the of the new program will have a profound region,” stated William H. Karanian, AIA, impact on the overall institution while proACHA who is leading SLAM’s project ef- viding for an array of modern departments. forts as principal in charge. Additionally, strategic connections back The new North Tower Clinical Ad- to the existing facility will create a greater dition collects and reorganizes several ma- synergy between new and existing departjor departments into a coherent whole and ments and enhance overall campus connecconsists of a new main entry including a tivity, resulting in a project that will have new double height lobby space, three new an impact beyond its immediate footprint.

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by Peter J. Davey Demand-side management experts recognize the value of high-performing solar control and energy conservation window film installations as efficient-energy conservation measures that provide rapid return on investment and generate substantial savings on utilities expense. Additional benefits include lowering the load on HVAC equipment that ultimately results in reduced HVAC maintenance expense. Select window film dealers can provide a report utilizing sophisticated software that accurately predicts energy usage and savings before and after window film installation – a great tool to justify your investment. Preferred energy analyses programs are algorithm-based and are supported by the DOE. Many window film installations provide a return on investment in as little as two to three years through energy cost savings, and select energy conservation films are LEED rated. To help you with LEED certification, an informed window film dealer can provide you with LEED rating information for specific window films. Additionally, authorized dealers will provide a manufacturer’s certification and supporting documentation for potential tax or utilities rebates. For the commercial market, solar control or energy conservation window films are purchased for a variety of reasons, including energy savings, tenant/employee comfort, improved HVAC equipment longevity and maintenance, as well as for aesthetics. Retail markets lean toward solar

benefit than a specific non-metalload reduction, glare ized film; however, a nonmetalreduction, and fade ized or ceramic film may be more reduction of window optically clear and will not interdisplay items while maintaining two-way fere with cell phone and Wi-Fi signals. Building owners may want visibility. to compromise a slightly higher A common “cry heat reduction benefit of a metalfor help” from many ized film for a higher glare reducproperty owners, fation benefit of a ceramic film. Adcilities managers, and ditionally, all window films have retail business owners safety and security benefits which is that their tenants, vary in performance and strength employees, or cusaccording to the particular film. tomers are complainSafety films are manufactured to ing about being too hold glass in place in the event hot or too cold. Solar control window films Paul Feeley, American Window Film, Inc., works on a window installation. of violent weather, bomb blast, burglaries, or smash-and-grab substantially reduce sun’s harmful UV rays — the single largcrime. heat gain in warmer months and heat loss in colder months. est cause of fading. Testament to this fact, Film options can become overAfter a quality window film retrofit, drafts there are window films on the market today whelming. A knowledgeable sales repreand temperature imbalances are effectively that are recommended as effective UV pro- sentative will be able to help determine the reduced, HVAC system management im- tectants by the Skin Cancer Foundation. appropriate window film for your applicaFor decades, window films have tion. Prioritizing your needs is important. proves, and building owners and managers receive fewer complaints from unhappy been used to improve a building’s energy A trained professional will guide you in efficiency and reduce fading. However, your choice of window film to best resolve tenants, employees, and customers. Although nothing stops fading, win- those benefits came with compromises. your problem. Ultimately, there is a window film helps reduce fading and prolongs Darkened rooms and mirrored windows dow film product on the market that will the life of furnishings as much as two to were disadvantages. Although a variety meet your requirements, whether they are five times. An item with a typical life of of tints and highly reflective films are still energy conservation, heat gain and loss refive years may last ten or longer depend- available and useful today, current options duction, glare reduction, fade protection, ing on the performance of the film select- range from optically clear to opaque priva- or safety goals. ed. Window film addresses the three major cy films, from metalized to nano-ceramic Peter J. Davey is president of Americauses of fading – solar heat, visible light to non-metal based, multi-layered films… can Window Film, Inc, a 3M Window and ultraviolet rays. A professional instal- and a plethora of choice within each cate- Films Authorized Dealer, Prestige Dealer lation of a high-performing solar control gory. A particular metalized film may have Network, located in Foxboro, Mass. and window film will block up to 99% of the a higher heat rejection and energy savings Atlanta.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Evaluating Commercial Space in a Tenant’s Market

by Janet Morra Boston - With an active sublet market and reasonable rents available, this is an opportune time to make real estate decisions in the Boston commercial market. Some pointers on what to look for – and who can help you – as you make this decision to find (or keep) the right Janet Morra commercial space: Understand your company’s space needs. It is very useful to hire a local architect to create fit plans of each building that you consider. This will help you to evaluate properties based on their suitability to your company’s needs. Having the same architect study all of your prospective buildings ensures that you will be able to compare “apples to apples,” allowing you to make the most informed choice possible. Building features and configurations work differently for each company, and architects can provide guidance on the spatial attributes that fit your company’s needs. For example, it is important to understand the significance of the building’s “floor plate.” A professional services firm requiring a large number of windowed offices would make best use of a linear-shaped building with a high ratio of perimeter to interior space. This would help prevent them from leasing more space than is really necessary, just to have the right number of windows. A different type of company, with a high volume of open office space, would fit better in a deeper, squarer floor plate, in order to get the most efficient workstation layout with shared window views for all.

Stay or Go?

When looking for new office space, don’t forget your old one. While other buildings may look attractive for their new appeal, their locations, amenities, and readiness may not work with your needs and time-frame. While weighing options for a move, don’t rule out staying and renovating. Sometimes, small renovations can make a huge difference in the function and aesthetics of your work place. An important thing to consider here is whether or not

there is “swing space” available to you, to allow your company’s work to proceed out of the way of construction. A large financial services company recently weighed the logistical, financial, and emotional aspects of staying or going, and ultimately decided to stay and renovate. Once the decision was made, the hard work began of co-existing with the inconvenience of construction while operating the company. The build-out was planned in three phases, and it helped immensely that the landlord was able to to provide temporary office space elsewhere in the building. Everyone had to move at least once to accommodate the phased schedule. Noisy construction activities had to be performed during nights and weekends to reduce disturbance to the business as well as to neighbors in the building. The renovation was accomplished without any disruption to the business or its clients, and no one was significantly inconvenienced.

Spend wisely Whether you take on new space or decide to stay in an existing location, remember that making “cosmetic” changes can be a very cost effective route. Modifying lighting, as an example, can have a very dramatic impact on design and employee productivity, while also reducing utility costs. After looking at new office space in Boston, a software company decided to stay at its current location. The 22,000sf office was substantially redesigned and renovated, with upgrades including new workstations, furniture, finishes, and lighting, as well as the addition of videoconferencing capabilities. Before the renovation, the office had high-walled workstations that blocked the view to the windows and the rest of the space. Replacing them with lowwalled workstations significantly improved the visibility and openness of the space and helped to promote greater collaboration between employees. Whether you ultimately decide to stay and renovate or relocate for better amenities, be sure to conduct due diligence on all potential sites and weigh the pros and cons of each. Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal at Boston-based Margulies Perruzzi Architects.

Bierbrier Gets Financing for Shopping Center Arlington, MA - Bierbrier Development Inc., a developer and owner of shopping centers in eastern Massachusetts, recently completed $6.6 million refinancing for Arlington Village Shops shopping center in Arlington. John Hancock Financial provided the financing for the expanded 25,000sf shopping center. Shawn Herlihy of Goe-

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High-Profile Cover Story: TCC-MA at185 Franklin Street

Tishman Construction Managing Complex, 200,000sf Project for Verizon Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies Performed the Electrical Work and Fire Alarm Upgrades


oston - Tishman Construction Corporation of Massachusetts (TCCMA) is nearing completion of the intricate process of providing Verizon Communications, Inc. with its own dedicated systems infrastructure for network communications equipment within the historic 18-story New England Telephone & Telegraph Building at 185 Franklin Street in Boston’s financial district. Simultaneously, Tishman is renovating more than 200,000sf of office and administrative space on four floors of the building. Tishman Construction’s personnel, working in the Art Deco landmark – built in 1947 and in the process of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places – are separating Verizon Communications’ mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems from those that serve the overall building, in order to give Verizon its own dedicated systems on floors that house its

office spaces and its network communication equipment. This is critically important to Verizon since it requires uninterruptible 24x7 service every day of the year for its operations. Tishman’s overall services work includes conceptual budgeting and schedule analysis, materials evaluations, phasing studies, comprehensive value engineering services, project buy-out, and complete construction management during the construction phase. Tishman is working on the project with architects Visnick & Caufield Associates, Perkins & Will, and Juniper Russell & Associates, as well as consulting engineer WB Engineers. Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies is performing the electrical work and fire alarm upgrades. Continued on next page

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wood (instead of metal scaffolding which The New England Telephone & Tele- could arc with the batteries) over the entire graph Building rises 298 feet, overlook- work area. An additional challenge for Tishman ing Post Office Square Park. This is one of the busiest areas of Boston, with heavy was that the work had to be done within vehicular and pedestrian traffic that make a fully functional office building. To acthe logistics of delivery and storage of complish this, the Tishman team coordinated two construcconstruction materials an Separating systems in the tion shifts, day and on-going challenge. Tishman personnel 185 Franklin St. building will night, to avoid afmanaged deliveries on give Verizon Communications fecting the other precise schedules and ac- its own dedicated 24x7 opera- building tenants and to work in network commodated pedestrian tional support while, renova- areas during lowaccess around the building to minimize inconve- tion will upgrade office space. volume times of the day. Verizon calls nience. Another challenge is working over this “safe time.” The project’s scope of work also inlive telecom space. This meant that Tishman project managers had to coordinate cludes the installation of two 1-megawatt the protection of Verizon switchgear and generators on the roof, a 350-ton cooling huge telephone switchgear batteries, which tower, seven new air handling units, and had to be wrapped in heavy plastic, but vast amounts of infrastructure to support only for a short time or the batteries would the new systems. The roof had to be reoverheat. To accommodate these proce- inforced in order to support the additional dures, Tishman built scaffolding out of weight.

Timothy McGonigle, VSO Real Estate - Design and Construction, Verizon Massachusetts, Inc., said of the project: “Tishman has coordinated with us and with the multiple tenants in the building judiciously so that the project is completed without disrupting power or the work of tenants in this fully functional, occupied building.” Tom Erickson, executive vice president of TCC-MA, adds: “Careful planning and coordination with Verizon, the City of Boston, and the many tenants in the building is the key to completing this fast-paced technology infrastructure and tenant improvement project. We are paying special attention to the historical significance of this famous building during our work there. Moreover, we’re very pleased that Verizon has selected us once again to execute an

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Boston - CoreNet New England recently presented a panel discussion entitled, “Strategies: Stay, Grow, or Go?” Panelists discussed how companies and institutions make decisions about new space or locations. The real estate adage of location, location, location is just one part of the ways and means of how they examine how well the current location supports the business. Other factors, including labor market as a supply of talent, a competitive cost base, transportation and utility infrastructure, tax structure, etc., all come into play to lead to the decision of whether to stay,

go, or grow. George Conti, Fidelity Investments, Christopher Steele, CWS Consulting Group LLC, Tim Myllykangas, CresaPartners, and Larry Healey, BCBS of MA were speakers; the moderator was John Keefe, Boston University. The presentation took place at Goulston & Storrs, 400 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, which is also the location for the CoreNet New England discussion, “Consumer Trends and Their Impact on Business and RE,” which will be held on Thursday, December 2, 7:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. For more information visit http:// newengland.corenetglobal.org.

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Raymond, NH - Jewett Construction Co., Inc. recently completed renovations to an existing warehouse building in Raymond purchased earlier this year by Fisher Auto Parts. With construction now complete, the building is used as an auto parts warehouse and distribution center. Subsequent to demolition at the exterior of the building, Jewett performed multiple upgrades and repairs, including: existing HVAC and fire protection systems, incorporating Fisher’s warehouse rack and conveyance systems; electrical; lighting; fire alarm systems; rear wall assembly; and existing pre-engineered

metal building roof system. New features include an interior wall system and a floor-to-ceiling threehour fire rated gypsum shaft wall, bringing the building up to fire code. An electric fire pump, supporting the enhanced fire protection system, was installed with in-rack sprinklers. Jewett Metal Buildings and Steel Erectors performed a portion of the work, including: demolition of an existing 400 linear foot demising wall, repair of trims at overhead doors, and fabrication and installation of a new steel staircase with handrails at the fire exit.

EagleBridge Arranges Financing Millbury, MA EagleBridge Capital has arranged acquisition / permanent mortgage financing in the amount of $3,475 million for a 31,340sf warehouse/distribution building located at 10 Latti Farm Road in Millbury on behalf of Campanelli Companies. The property is The warehouse/distribution building is being completely being redeveloped by renovated. Campanelli Companies, a full service real estate The building is being completely development and construction firm that renovated by Campanelli, with substantial has developed more than 16 million sf of upgrades. Clear ceiling height in the distriindustrial, office, warehouse/distribution, bution /warehouse area is 26 feet. An adand retail space. dition, 10 loading docks will be added to The building, constructed in 1999, the existing 19 loading docks. 34 parking contains 3,000sf of office space and spaces will be added, and the existing park28,400sf of warehouse/distribution space. ing lot will be resurfaced.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

A&M Completes Rosebrook Site

Site plan for the medical office building to be built at Rosebrook Business Park Wareham, MA - Allen & Major AsA&M incorporated low impact design sociates, Inc. (A&M) a civil engineering techniques into its engineering plans to mitiand land surveying firm in Lakeville, has gate environmental impact to the surroundcompleted the site engineering of a 67,000sf ing parcels, including incorporating perme$13.9 million medical office building for able pavement within areas of the parking AD Makepeace Development Services in surface. Wareham. Bioretension basins were designed to Spagnolo Gisness & Associates was retain stormwater before it is infiltrated or building architect and interior designer. discharged downstream. Smook Architecture & Urban Design was The 6.72 acre Rosebrook Business consulting façade architect. Suffolk Health- Park site was named for the stream that care of Boston was the general contractor. travels along the cranberry bogs that were The first building currently under con- left as part of the site and will continue to struction will be the home of SouthCoast be farmed. Health System. A second phase mixed-use and retail Two additional commercial buildings center to be called Rosewood Place is in the are planned to round out the first phase of planning stages and expected to include a the park. full-service hotel, banking, retail, housing, and additional office space.

Walsh Brothers Unveils New Lab Cambridge, MA - Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, in collaboration with architect Signer Harris, recently celebrated the completion of a 50,000sf research space for the Broad Institute in Cambridge. Since its inception in 2004, the Broad Institute has quickly risen to become a world leader in genomics research. Due to its rapid growth, the Broad Institute saw a need to expand physically in order to accommodate new research initiatives. The Institute turned to Walsh Brothers, to provide construction management services with the goal of creating an environment that would promote innovation and collaboration, therefore successfully achieving the Broad Institute’s mission. Through the use of proactive and innovative strategies such as a Design Assist approach, coupled with the use of 3D MEP modeling, Walsh Brothers was able to successfully meet the project’s aggressive four-month schedule. The use of Design Assist allowed for the inclusion of all MEP subcontractors in initial coordination meetings – while the project was still in the design development phase. By bringing the subcontractors on board early the project had an immediate head start and it allowed for a more global and early understanding of the project’s intricate and critical MEP goals, issues, and plan. An advanced research space such

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as the Broad Institute requires the support of substantial MEP systems as well as the energy used to support those functions. Walsh Brothers was able to coordinate the MEP systems with the use of a collaborative model to which everyone on the design team contributed. This model enabled Walsh Brothers to present to the Broad Institute a clear 3D visual road map for the MEP installation. This model was facilitated through the use of a robot that physically traversed the site and pinpointed the locations of each MEP hanger prior to delivery of equipment, making for a seamless installation of all systems. The new research center will feature a Reverse Osmosis Deionizer (RODI), cold rooms, glass washers, multiple lab benches, wet and dry labs, media center, auditorium, support office, conference rooms, offices, pH neutralization tanks, and three biology research labs.

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High-Profile: Awards

O’Connor Wins CMMA Award Canton, MA - O’Connor Constructors was recently awarded Building Project of the Year by the Construction Management Association of America, (CMAA) New England Chapter for its work on the Prescott Street Pump Station. MASSPORT selected O’Connor Constructors as Construction Manager for the project based on relevant experience, construction management procedures, and fee. The original pump station had been in operation supplying both domestic and fire suppression water to all of Logan Airport’s property since 1951 was in need of replacement. The new pumping station provides 3,000gpm @ 90psi for domestic water and 8,500gpm @ 90psi for fire suppression. All the equipment is housed within a pre-cast building. O’Connor and the project team

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were faced with the challenge of maintaining operations of the existing pump station until the new facility could be tested and brought on line. Additional scope included a generator room and landscaping. The Prescott Street Pump Station was MASSPORT’s first project using the CM at Risk delivery method. Under this arrangement, O’Connor was able to be involved with the project early providing design review, real cost estimating, feasibility studies, and long lead material and equipment research. The collaborative approach to the project involved O’Connor Constructors, MASSPORT, and The Maguire Group, a highly experienced full service engineering and design firm based in Foxboro. The efforts of all parties and the success of the project were recognized by the CMAA with this award.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Dorchester House Exp. Breaks Grnd Marina Building Nears Completion Spagnolo Gisness Architects

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North Kingstown, RI - Construction Barnes Buildings & Management Group is well under way on the new Mill Creek oversaw the structural design of the preMarina in North Kingston. engineered metal building system and supThe building is approximately plied and erected the pre-engineered metal 18,150sf with a 4,850sf maintenance ga- building system. rage and a 13,300sf indoor rack storage The facility will become home of area with a capacity to store 72 boats up to MillCreek Marine a full service dealer of 38’ in length. Eastern and Triton boats; Mercury, YamaThe project also includes construc- ha, Suzuki, Johnson, Evinrude and Honda tion of a boat ramp and a fixed timber pier outboards and Loadrite and Karavan boat and associated gangway to provide access trailers. to approximately 200 LF of floating docks. Mill Creek Marine, currently located The new addition will add a much needed walk-in/urgent care clinic to the Dorchester French Design Builders served as the in Wickford, also provides a full range of House. Rendering courtesy of Spagnolo Gisness & Associates design builder and oversaw the design and brokerage services for used power boats Boston - Mayor Thomas M. Menino number of primary care exam rooms, and construction of the building and marina fa- and provides a full range of mechanical and waterside services designed to accomjoined Dorchester House Multi-Service double the size of the clinic pharmacy – cility. The building was designed by Aha- modate all type of boat owner. Center’s President and CEO Joel Abrams thereby creating capacity for an additional ronian & Associates, Inc. of Smithfield. and other dignitaries recently in the ground- 26,000 patient visits annually. breaking for “The Doctor Will See You In the spirit of the stimulus funds, NOW!”, the 23,536 sf addition and renova- The NOW! Project will provide about 130 tion expansion of the health center. construction related jobs and create 28 fullThis $11 million project is sup- time positions within the expanded health ported by a $7.02 million federal stimulus center. The architect for the project is grant made in December 2009 under the Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, and ShawAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act mut Design and Construction is providing (ARRA). Dorchester House was among construction management. only 8 health centers in Massachusetts to Dorchester House Multi-Service receive ARRA funds for facility expan- Center is a Federally Qualified Community sion. Health Center, providing accessible and The ARRA stimulus grant, made it exceptional health care and other essential possible for Dorchester House to proceed services. Established as a settlement house with the project which will increase the in 1887, Dorchester House has been prohealth center’s capacity by at least 25%. viding health care in its current location The project will add a much need- since 1972. The NOW! Project will be the ed walk-in/urgent care clinic, expand the health center’s 4th expansion. The new Mill Creek Marina facility

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Newburyport, MA - Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc. announced that the Bishop Feehan High School project in Attleboro has received a design award. The high school’s major addition and renovation project, completed in 2009, has been selected to appear in American School & University’s 2010 Educational Interiors Showcase. This honor recognizes “the most effective learning environments in America. ” In preparing the award application, the project’s designers, Dore & Whittier Architects, noted the importance of adaptively reusing a 1961, former four-story masonry convent building. D&W utilized energy-efficient systems and sustainable materials to integrate the school’s educational program into the aging residence. The addition is a high performance, glass-enclosed library/media center and classroom wing that celebrates the school’s vision toward the

future. This successful project is the first Feehan campus building to undergo extensive upgrades as identified in the master plan study completed by D&W in 2005. The high school is featured in the August issue of American School & University’s Educational Interiors Showcase, as well as on the website, SchoolDesigns. com. A jury of American Institute of Architects (AIA) members and education administrators evaluated submissions from architectural firms, schools, and universities across the country.

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Bioengineering Group Honored Salem, MA - Fortune has chosen 10 female small-business entrepreneurs to join the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Wendi Goldsmith, CEO of Bioengineering Group, a woman-owned science and engineering firm headquartered in Salem, was recognized as one of the 10 winners. The program, which debuted at the 2009 Summit, targets entrepreneurial women who are game changers, groundbreakers and innovators in their fields. Inc. magazine ranked Bioengineering Group 932 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. “The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.” “Our firm is one of the most successful woman-owned firms in the nation, with much credit due to our team of industrious, dedicated, and highly talented personnel who believe in the firm’s

vision …Building sustainable communities on an ecological foundation,” stated Goldsmith. “Our team of scientists, engineers, and construction professionals define new ways to conserve money, energy, and water; all while enhancing human and ecological communities. Never has the triple bottom line of sustainable development been more sought after by our clients.” Bioengineering Group also was recognized by ZweigWhite as a winner on its 2010 Hot Firm list, placing 25th out of a list of 175. The Hot Firm List recognizes the industry’s most successful firms—both large and small—as measured by their revenue and earnings performance over the past three years in comparison with their peers. Hot Firms awards are ranked for the overall industry, and also by size and service type. “We are honored to be recognized by ZweigWhite as a 2010 Hot Firm winner, and placing 25th on this esteemed list of winners during such a difficult economic climate is rewarding in itself,” Goldsmith said.

November, 2010


High-Profile: News

Tishman Projects Receive Awards Dacon Completes NEED Renovation New York - Three projects man- appearance, and Tishman Construction inaged by Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC) have won 2010 Preservation Achievement Awards from The Boston Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit organization that protects and improves the quality of Boston’s distinct architectural heritage. This year, Tishman Construction garnered awards for its work on exemplary preservation projects for four New England Conservatory buildings, the John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse. and the historic Ames building (see p. 7). Tishman Construction’s successful restoration of the facades and roofs of four of the New England Conservatory’s historic landmark buildings, including Jordan Hall, the centerpiece of the school. Focusing on authenticity and sustainability, exterior materials were matched as closely as possible for color, texture and

stalled many energy-efficient components, including a white roofing system on Jordan Hall, as well as the replacement of failed windows with either new wood windows or insulated aluminum windows, to match the historic nature of the buildings. Additionally, the Tishman team managed the many details of the historic restoration work with minimal impact on the school’s daily operations. An award went to the John W. McCormack Federal Building in Post Office Square for which Tishman served as Construction Manager. The original Art Deco-style building, constructed in 1933, was renovated and the project successfully obtained LEED Gold certification. This renovation set a new standard for the combination of historical preservation and modern-day sustainability.

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Erland Completes Dorm at Westfield State Dartmouth College Chooses Suffolk PCA Architect

Westfield, MA - Erland Construction recently completed the fourth phase of dormitory improvements at Westfield State University for the Mass. State College Building Authority. Starting in 2007, Erland and architect Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA, Inc.) of Cambridge have performed a series of renovations to three dormitories at the university to revitalize housing on campus. For this fourth “summer slammer” project, Erland completed the bathroom Scanlon Hall new gaming room renovations to Scanlon Hall ADA-compliant. that were begun last summer In addition, Erland renovated Scan– including adding new toilets, sinks, and showers, as well as making all bathrooms lon’s common spaces on the lower level and first floor to include new Residential Life Services Offices, a Health Services Department, a game room, and a laundry room. Scanlon’s exterior was also upgraded to create handicap accessibility at building entrances. The three previous summer slammers encompassed additional renovations and upgrades to Scanlon Hall, as well as work in Courtney Hall (a student residence) and Dickinson Commons (an extension of Dickinson Hall that serves as a student activities and lounge area). Newly renovated bathroom

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

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hours use, artificial turf fields (baseball, softball, soccer, football), a new stadium with track, and a full performance auditorium. The new facility is being constructed directly adjacent to the existing occupied high school, requiring comprehensive provisions for phased-occupied along with glass bay windows helpconstructo diftion on a site which will be occupied ferentiate the new buildings from existingby students,s on faculty, and staff throughout the building campus. duration of construction. Each unit includes four bedrooms


New UMass Student Apartme Amherst, MA - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge announced the dedication of four new residence halls designed by the firm for the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dimeo Construction Co. of Providence, R.I. was New Plymouth North the High School manager for the $93 construction million project. New Plymouth North High School UMass officials held a dedication ceremony in August for the opening of ratories where students can design, build, the departmental reference materials, teacher 864-bed project known as the North and exercise the practical applications of Residential work and planning areas, laptop computer Area. their work; “docking” conference rooms, storARC stations, completed the design of the 2) Facilitative Learning Classrooms four age areas, and kitchenettes into a collective new apartment-style residence halls – typical academic classroom includes a in planning area ofthat encourages collaboraSeptember 2005 and construction built-in facilitator station that allows the started tive planning and social interaction; in June 2005. Totaling 325,000 sf, teacher to have access to all of the integrat- the five-story 6) Departmental andtoInbuildingsPresentation were designed ed technological tools within the classroom relate teractive Instruction Kiosks – the student to the earlier residence halls that circulation brick through the building from a single-touch control panel. Com- incorporate exteriors, pitchedrequires roofs brick banding pattern puter driven interactive white boards, LCD and eachdormers. student toApass through departmental

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with cable and Ethernet connections, two full baths, common living room/kitchen Keya milestones: area, a Fall pantry, windows, 2006floor-to-ceiling - Town voted override and air-conditioning. to fund two high schools and senior “Seeing this building open is the center realization much-hard work and Juneof2007 Statement of creativInterity on behalf of a great project team that est sent to MSBA included our staff,2008 Dimeo Construction December - Town selected

Ted Gentry Associates as OPM May 2009 - Town selected Ai3 as project architect in the Model School Program March 2010 - sub-bids and general contractor bids received by Town May 2010 - J&J Contractors selected as General Contractor June 9, 2010 - Groundbreaking UMass Amherst Student Lounge Ceremony held on site Target early November toppingand UMass personnel,” said Mark Dolny off ceremony of ARC. “Working together, we exceeded Fall 2012 - occupancy of the the University’s goal of providing a comnew Plymouth North High School folmunity for students who want the conlowed by demolition of the old high venience of on-campus housing with the school and construction of new athadvantages of a more autonomous living letic fields situation. These residences represent a new

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High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

Alta Apt Phase 1 Nears Completion Pro Con, Inc Architect and GC

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maximum height of 270 feet, which is a 10foot increase from the originally approved project, and will be 26 stories. At the interface of the project site with Chinatown Park, approximately 2,000sf will be added to the edge of the park consisting of green space and an open café, replacing surface parking that is screened by a separating wall. A maintenance room for the Greenway Conservancy will also be incorporated into the project. Part of the project’s design, which will serve as a backdrop to the Chinatown Park’s water feature, includes vertical, laser etched glass fins set perpendicular to the face of the building, and will be edgelit by LED light strips. The development team is composed of the Hudson Group North America LLC, whose principal is Ori Ron, as the developer; Elkus Mandredi as the architectural firm; Rubin and Rudman as the legal counsel and Tetra Tech Rizzo as the permitting consultant. Total project cost is approximately $105 million. The developer plans to begin construction in mid 2011 with an estimated completion date in mid 2013. The project will create approximately 225 construction jobs. • The BRA approved upgrades to the existing Heritage Apartment Complex Continued on next page

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Project Designed by Group 7 Pembroke, MA - Acella Construction of Norwell has been selected by New England Village, located in Pembroke, to handle the renovation of its group homes. The scope of the work will include several small additions, as well as new interior layouts and finishes, new MEP systems, new exterior finishes including roofing, siding and windows, as well as new

patios to complete the landscaping. New England Village is a campusbased residential community where adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities can lead dignified and enriching lives filled with opportunities for growth and friendship. The project is being designed by Group 7 Design, based in Franklin.

BRA Approvals Continued from previous page in East Boston. The Heritage is a 294-unit public housing development. All of the buildings are designated for elderly and disabled residents except for 20 townhouse units known as the Clippership units along Clippership Lane. The planned scope of renovations involves the exterior envelopes of the mid-rise buildings being rebuilt to resolve masonry and energy problems. The development team includes the Boston Housing Authority, as the owner/ developer; Mostue & Associates, Architects, Inc. as the project architect; Wozny Barber & Associates as the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer; and Devellis Zrein, Inc. as the civil engineer. Total project cost is estimated at $15.7 million. The rehabilitation is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011

with an estimated completion date in the fourth quarter of 2012. • The BRA approved upgrades to the existing Lower Mills Apartments in Dorchester. The public housing development, located at 2262 Dorchester Avenue, consists of a 177 unit high-rise building for elders and people with disabilities. The planned scope of renovations involves masonry and energy efficiency upgrades. The development team consists of Boston Housing Authority as the owner; Mostue & Associates, Architects, Inc. as the project architect; Wozny Barber & Associates as the MEP Engineer and Devellis Zrein, Inc. as the civil engineer. Total project cost is estimated at $7 million. The rehabilitation work is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011 with an estimated completion date in the first or second quarter of 2012.

The recently upgraded apartment building on Jewett St. was converted to be handicapped accessible. Manchester, NH - Eckman Construction has recently completed upgrades to 58 apartments in nine buildings for the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority. The buildings renovated were at six different locations in Manchester. Improvements included new exterior siding, new windows and doors, and elec-

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ments ensure clients that only responsible contractors who provide health benefits, workers’ compensation, family sustaining wages, high quality training related specifically to their employees’ trade and safe working conditions, work on their projects. Grassetti says if a project is not being built under a PLA, owners should ask these questions: • If a general contractor’s bid on a job is significantly lower than other bids ask if they are hiring responsible contractors. Responsible contractors and subcontractors provide their workers with health insurance, workers ‘ compensation insurance and other benefits, properly classify workers as employees and not as independent contractors and abide by all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Hiring responsible contractors prevents cost overruns and expenses that could exceed the budget down the line. • Does the contractor invest in skills and safety training? Is the training specifically tailored to the trade? What is the graduation rate from the contractor’s training program? Building trades unions in Massachusetts invest over $28 million each year of their own money to make sure trades people are highly skilled and trained. If a contractor is responsible to their employees then they will be responsible to their clients. • Does the contractor have a certain set of standards for the conduct of their workers? The Ironworkers Union and most other building trade unions have issued nationally recognized Codes or Standards of Excellence that spell out a set of rules each member must abide by to make sure owners and end users are getting the best quality project - on-time and on-budget - for their investment. Finally, how will the job be monitored ? Ironworkers Local 7, for example, has a full-time safety officer who visits worksites to ensure that all safety regulations and policies are being followed. Basically they police their own industry to make sure the worksites are safe. Christina Chatalian is communications coordinator for The Construction Institute.

November, 2010


High-Profile Feature: Fogg Library

Colantonio Completes Historic Restoration


eymouth, MA - Colantonio Inc., of Holliston, recently wrapped up its restoration work on the Fogg Public Library in Weymouth, a 19th century landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Weather conditions over the last100 years had eroded some of the exterior masonry and stonework, which consists of Weymouth granite. Colantonio selectively removed and catalogued the stone, investigated the backup walls, and made any necessary re-

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Martins Construction Completes MINI of Peabody

Danvers, MA - Martins Construction Company, Inc., a design-build firm headquartered in Danvers, recently completed work on MINI of Peabody, their latest collaboration with the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group. The existing buildings on the Acura site were selectively demolished so that the majority of the materials could be either salvaged for reuse or separated for recycling. All of the masonry and concrete was processed on-site for reuse as structural fill. The facility incorporates many sustainable components and is Energy Star compliant. Martins also utilized the reduce, reuse, recycle approach when designing the new home for MINI of Peabody, redesigning and renovating the existing structure of the recently vacated Acura of Peabody dealership, a move which dovetailed nicely with MINI’s corporate philosophy of reducing environmental impact without compromising results. Many environmentally friendly building techniques were used in the design and construction of both Acura and MINI of Peabody: • High-speed vehicle entry and exit doors that provide significantly reduced building energy consumption during heating and cooling seasons

through rapid entry and exit. • An energy-efficient radiant heat flooring system throughout showroom, shop, and service drive. • The use of spray foam building insulation to completely seal off air infiltration, the primary source of energy loss. • High-efficiency lighting systems with full automatic timing control and photo sensor turn down in selected areas. • Capturing and directing natural lighting through the use of large sky lights and Solatubes. • Installing all Energy Star rated mechanical components. As a proud member of the US Green Building Council, Martins and its LEED accredited professionals commonly integrate green building techniques and the newest technological advancements with the best traditional construction practices.

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November, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

‘Prompt Pay’: It’s Now the Law! by Monica Lawton It’s official! This month, construction “prompt pay” becomes the law in Massachusetts, as c.293 of the Acts of 2010 takes effect on November 8. The most significant construction legislation in more than a decade, the law is a major victory for the subcontractors of Massachusetts – and it’s just great to see it finally become reality! Sponsored by Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM), the law is the result of a nearly 10-year effort by ASM to address Monica Lawton payment problems the industry. We extend special thanks to Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo for making our “prompt pay” bill a priority in the final days of the legislative session, and we applaud Governor Deval Patrick for signing it into law. We appreciate the support of many other House and Senate members as well, most notably, Rep. David Flynn of Bridgewater, Dean of the House and steadfast champion of our bill from the beginning. We could not have succeeded without them. Nor could we have succeeded without the support of many industry allies and hundreds of subcontractors who made calls

or wrote letters urging passage of the bill. Our success shows the power of collective action and is a victory for all who took part. The new law applies to all prime contracts signed after November 8 with a value of $3 million or more, except 1-4 unit residential projects. The goal is simple: to “keep the payment process moving” so that funds flow as they should on construction projects, and prompt payment becomes routine business practice. The law sets reasonable, “not to exceed” time periods for approval (or rejection) and payment of progress billings; and sets up a similar process for acting on change orders. It provides due process for rejections and the right to initiate dispute resolution after 60 days. It eliminates the use of condition-precedent or “pay if paid” provisions, except in two very narrow circumstances; and as a last resort, it allows for the right to stop work for nonpayment. The prompt pay law represents major change for the construction industry, yet is change for the better, that is long past due. At the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts, we couldn’t be more pleased and proud to see it happen! Legislative activity aside, ASM remains focused on providing essential information and resources to help subcontractors meet the demands of today’s challenging environment. During the economic roller-coaster of the past year, companies have been us-

ing their downtime wisely, remaking their businesses to be more “lean” and productive, and taking advantage of opportunities to improve their operations. And ASM has been there to help. Attendance at ASM seminars has been at record levels, for “need to know” sessions on building information modeling (BIM), the new Data Security law, compliance with public construction regulations, navigating c.149A “CM at Risk,” the new prompt pay law, implementation of Health Care Reform, and more. To further expand educational opportunities for members, ASM recently formed a partnership with Lorman Education Services, which offers seminars and teleconferences on a wide variety of construction and management topics. ASM members receive a 30% discount on all Lorman programs. In addition to expanded programming, we recently launched a “Business Practices Interchange” program, as a new source of business intelligence, and fleet management program with Enterprise, to save on the cost of leasing and managing business vehicles. These are in addition to ongoing services such as our “Legal Hotline,” monthly e-NEWSbriefs, Acadia group insurance program and discount programs with Paychex, Reed, Staples, and more. In short, while our members stay focused on getting work, ASM stays focused on providing the education, services, and savings that help members remain sharp

and ready to go when the economy bounces back. Monica Lawton is CEO of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts.

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November, 2010


High-Profile Feature: 5/6 Lathrop Place

Marc Truant Restores Paul Revere Memorial Assoc. Vistor Center


oston - Marc Truant & Associates’ exterior restoration and stabilization of 5/6 Lathrop Place is the first phase of an effort by the Paul Revere Memorial Association to create a 3,600sf education and visitor center that will also provide full accessibility for the the adjacent Paul Revere House Museum. This renovation will not only convert a neighborhood eyesore into a community asset but will also benefit those who visit this important historic site, including thousands of schoolchildren, teachers, and families.

The Paul Revere Memorial Association recently acquired 5/6 Lathrop Place, two of a series of row houses constructed in 1835-1836 by housewrights John Perkins and Jonathan Robinson, on land originally owned by Paul Revere. The property, one of a small number of wood buildings remaining in the North End, is an important example of the small workers’ houses that characterized the area before mass immigration caused the construction of larger brick tenements. The design by Mills Whitaker Architects LLC documented the surviving

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exterior features and called for them to be retained and restored wherever possible, including the 19th century two-over-two sash windows and exterior masonry walls showing evidence of the building’s evolution from a twostory structure with a singlefloor rear ell to its current configuration, three stories with a two-story rear ell. Two generations of clapboards (original and late 19th century), sidelights dating to 1835 beside a late 19th century door; and decorative trim at the roofline are additional examples of historic building fabric that was carefully restored by Marc Truant & Associates and their team of skilled subcontractors.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Jewett Completes Toyota Addition

DPM Relocates Robeco

Boston - Diversified Project Management, Inc. (DPM) has completed an extensive construction and relocation project for Robeco Investment Management. Robeco Investment Management, a global asset management firm, relocated its downtown Boston office to 31,210sf of space on the 30th floor at One Beacon Street. DPM managed the activities of the architect and engineering teams and developed cost data in order to complete test fits and budget data for the initial “stay vs. go” analysis.

East Swanzey, NH - Fenton Family Dealerships, owner of Toyota of Keene, held a grand opening celebration on September 30, officially marking the opening of the dealership’s new addition. Jewett Construction Co., Inc. of Raymond recently completed the 5,517sf addition and renovations to the existing dealership, which re- Owner Bill Fenton cuts the ribbon with Bob Schwartz (cenmained fully operational ter, with dark tie) and national representatives from Toyota USA looking on. during construction.

The new space houses approximately 70 positions and consists of a communication room, conference space, kitchen, and primarily hard wall offices. In addition, there are multiple trading desks and a research room where investors can gather to strategize and complete other work. Diversified provided full project management services, including construction administration, FF&E coordination, and move planning.

Integrated Builders Completes Kraft Mansfield, MA - Integrated Builders of Braintree has completed the conversion of a 17,000sf warehouse space into an office space for Kraft Foods in Mansfield. “It was a fast-track project and was finished in about nine weeks,” said Jay Dacey, president of Integrated Builders. “We’re very pleased to successfully complete this project on time in a Photo by monsoon multi-tenanted building.” New office space for Kraft Foods Integrated Builders was as architect for the project and Slatersville, hired by Alexandria Real Estate RI-based EDS Engineering Design ServicEquities, Inc., the owner of the building. Braintree-based ArchDesign served es, Inc. provided engineering services.

Munro Launches New Divisions Fall River, MA - Munro Distributing Company Inc. announced the launch of two new divisions, Fire Alert Design and Supply and Water Conservation. The Fire Alert Design and Supply division offers a complete line of FireLite and System Sensor components from Honeywell Fire Systems, a leading supplier of fire alarm equipment. The division is headed by Gary Emond, who has more than 25 of years experience in application engineering. As a licensed electrician and NICETcertified system technician, Emond can engineer fire alarm solutions for every type of facility, solutions designed to meet all NEC, NFPA, state, and local

building requirements. The division will also offer engineering consultation, software training, field programming, and final testing to ensure that every system is fully operational and tested to meet all state and local fire marshal requirements. Munro’s Water Conservation division provides water saving solutions for commercial and residential buildings. It offers a complete line of fuel saving controls for hot water, steam and forced air heating systems. Many of these items are eligible for rebates through National Grid’s Small Business Energy Efficiency Program.

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November, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Acella Begins New School Designed by LDa Architecture

Consigli Completes Office Bldg Renos WBRC Architects

Portland, ME - Comprehensive renovations and upgrades to 82 Running Hill Road in South Portland, owned by Dead River Company, have been completed by Consigli Construction Co., Inc. This $4.2 million renovation provided multiple improvements, resulting in increased energy efficiency for the existing, four-story, 120,000sf building, currently occupied by Fairchild Semiconductor. Consigli executed comprehensive preconstruction and construction plans to renovate the office building’s common areas and an entire HVAC system upgrade while the building was occupied. Also

incorporated into this renovation was a complete parking lot overlay, new energy efficient lighting for both the interior and exterior of the building, including the parking lot and elevator control upgrades. Consigli maintained access at all times for tenants, while keeping utilities online and elevators functional. WBRC Architects-Engineers were responsible for the architectural and engineering upgrade designs for the building. New system improvements are projected to reduce both annual operating costs and annual electrical cooling energy costs.

DPM Completes NEED HQ Artist rendering of the new community nursery school Lexington, MA - Acella Construction of Norwell announced that it has begun construction of the new community nursery school in Lexington. The new building will include an updated floor plan, with classrooms off a central hallway. The plan also calls for additional meeting space, a library, an art studio, and music space.

The new school is scheduled to open its doors next fall. While construction is ongoing on Massachusetts Avenue, the school and students have been relocated to temporary space in Trinity Covenant Church on Clematis Road. The project is being designed by LDa Architecture & Interiors of Cambridge.

Newton, MA - Diversified Project Management, Inc. (DPM) of Newton has completed the NorthEast Electrical Distributor (NEED) renovation and relocation project. NEED, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, relocated its headquarters and distribution center to more than 190,000sf of space on Oak Street in Brockton. The new facility features a training center, employee cafeteria, and more than 160,000sf of warehouse space. The entire facility was designed

with advanced energy-efficient lighting and controls that outperform the Massachusetts state energy code. Diversified Project Management developed a comprehensive project plan for the turnkey project, which included the renovation and multiphased relocation of office and warehouse space. DPM also assisted with the coordination of the design-build team consisting of Dacon Corporation (general contractor), Maugel Architects, and Boston Industrial Consulting Engineers.


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Boston, MA - UMass Chancellor Robert C. Holub welcomed numerous dignitaries at Friday’s celebration of the New Laboratory Science Building, designed by Wilson Architects of Boston. The $156.5 million New Laboratory Science Building represents one of the largest current public projects moving forward in the Commonwealth. Bill Wilson, president of Wilson Architects and principal-in-charge of the new laboratory science building, says, “The users will be interdisciplinary clusters instead of traditional departments. The building is designed to co-house biologists, chemists and engineers and let them collaboratively solve challenges.” Half of the new 318,000gsf building will be occupied by the fall of 2012, while the other half will be “shell space” to be fitted out for future faculty. Wilson adds, “this strategy will provide UMass Amherst with an excellent tool to recruit the world’s top researchers … most researchers want to have a space that is customized to meet their goals, and the shell space will quickly and economically provide UMass the abil-

ity to meet these researchers’ needs.” The new building will include flexible open research labs with equipment alcoves and enclosed support labs as well as shared platform labs and faculty offices, a vivarium for keeping and raising organisms for observation and research, conference rooms, food serving areas, and a rooftop greenhouse. The New Laboratory Science Building is a sustainable building, as well, targeting LEED Silver Certification. The design includes energy-efficient systems that will minimize and recycle the large amounts of energy and water consumed in laboratory buildings.he core team includes the following firms: The core team included RDK Engineers, MEP/FP; Lim Consultants, structural engineer; Rickes Associates. higher education facilities programmer; The Green Engineer, sustainable design consultant; Nitsch Engineering, civil engineer; Towers/Golde, landscape architect; Davis Langdon, cost estimator; Harold R. Cutler, code consultant and Whiting Turner, construction.

November, 2010


High-Profile Feature: Weld Hill Research & Administration Building

Lee Kennedy Completes Weld Hill Building

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HVAC for Weld Hill Building The complex includes 12 greenhouses Roslindale, MA - Lee Kennedy Co., Inc.of Quincy recently completed the new $33 million Weld Hill Research & Administration Building for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Lee Kennedy Co. provided extensive preconstruction and construction services for the 42,000sf building, located on 14 acres adjacent to the arboretum. The facility, currently under consideration for LEED Gold certification, features state-of-the-art botanical science research laboratories and offices for researchers and staff. The complex houses a cold room, growth chambers, dark rooms, transgenic rooms with double air lock doors, lab skylights to enhance natural light, and 12 greenhouses.

The entire facility is heated and cooled by a geothermal system, for which Lee Kennedy Co. installed 88 geothermal wells on site. The building is located in a dense, underdeveloped wooded area, so Lee Kennedy Co.’s team took great care to disturb only the land that needed to be cleared for construction and implemented tree protection, on-site soil management, and erosion control techniques to maintain the site. “Our team has constructed a worldclass research facility that not only provides thehighest quality lab and research capabilities, but is also respectful of the environment and the surrounding neighborhood,” said Lee Kennedy Co. CEO Lee Michael Kennedy. “We are proud to have been part of such a socially responsible project.”

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November, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Lee Kennedy Wraps Up Summer Quincy, MA – Lee Kennedy Co.’s Interiors group put the finishing touches on over $12 million in construction completed during the summer of 2010. Ranging from demolition and renovations to full-scale multi-floor build-outs, the group put in place nearly 20 interior projects in downtown Boston over just four months. Highlights of the team’s work include:

legal practice floors; private offices; open work areas; a new computer room; and new reception area. • Morgan Stanley: Selective demolition and renovations on the 12th floor. Work consisted of trading area, reception, conference spaces, and a server room. • Robeco Investments: Services for this high-end space included preconstruction services as well as the build out of private offices and trading space over 33,000sf at One Beacon Street • Skinner at the Heritage: Lee Kennedy Co. performed a phased fit-up of offices, as well as renovations and upgrades to the auction floor and storage spaces at this well-known auction Lobby of the Deutsche Bank

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News greenGoat Fills Ponaganset H.S. Furniture Gap North Scituate, RI - Corporate refits have historically assumed a high volume of waste, but one non-profit is taking on reuse with tits “Office to Office” program and meeting with some success … one cube at a time. greenGoat, a public charity dedicated to materials reuse, has been working with Rhode Photo by Ross McCurdy Island’s Ponaganset High School Students take advantage of the recently Science Lab to fill the furniture gap acquired furniture gift. left by construction budget overruns. The school built a state-of-the-art lab reuse even stronger. More than 41 billion in order to build curricula around the blos- BTUs were spared in the BCBSRI project, soming renewable energy and energy effi- calculated using the EPA life cycle meaciency themes in education. surements for energy used in harvesting The school opened this September raw materials, manufacturing, and distribuwith a gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield tion of the furniture. of Rhode Island, arranged by greenGoat, of The distribution phase took place in 196 Steelcase cubicles, 254 shelving units, early 2010, and the facilities staff at the high 289 Knoll chairs, various binders, white school had to scramble to make room for boards, and desk accessories. the furniture gift. The staff also needed to In all, Ponaganset helped greenGoat make modifications of the wall-dependent pull more than 180 tons of material that cubicles in order to construct free-standing would otherwise be sent to a scrap yard, desks out of available stock. The extra efwhich was instead sent back into use. The fort was worth it, saving nearly $200,000 donor project gave away more than 1,000 that would have been needed to outfit the tons and $1.5 million of furniture to 43 area lab with desks, chairs, book shelves, and nonprofits (including schools), ranging filing cabinets. from animal welfare to adoption agencies. greenGoat, based in Somerville, has greenGoat, an environmental non- offered conservation services for commerprofit, also calculates the environmental cial buildings since its inception in 2001. benefit of every donation. From an en- The organization is a public charity, so all vironmental perspective, metal and glass materials donated to them may accrue a tax consume a lot of embodied energy in their benefit. manufacture process, making the case for

TerraScreen Plant Wall Installed New Haven, CT - The property manager of the Long Wharf Maritime Center in New Haven recently installed 272 individual plants on the lobby walls. In an effort to create a more sustainable environment in this downtown high-rise, property manager Fusco Management Company chose to install a TerraScreen interior green plant wall system, the first of its kind in Connecticut. Green plant walls reduce carbon dioxide and increase oxygen levels, providing a natural solution to cleaner indoor air. Green plant wall supporters boast that plants lower workplace stress and enhance worker productivity and creativity by increasing fresh oxygen levels and providing Green plant palls provide a natural solution to cleaner indoor air.

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

‘Green’ TownePlace Framed Pro Con, Inc. Architect and CM

TownePlace Suites wood framing in progress Kingstown, RI – The wood framing is nearly complete for the new “green” TownePlace Suites by Marriott in the Quonset Business Park. The 103-key extended stay hotel is being developed as part of the Gateway Parcel Master Development by New Boston Fund Inc of Boston and Waterford Development of Needham. Pro Con, Inc. of Manchester, NH is the architect and construction manager for the $7.5 million sustainable design-build hotel. The developer is intending to make the TownePlace Suites one of the first environmentally friendly hotels in Rhode Island

and has registered the four-story hotel with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) with the intention to pursue certification under the USGBC’s LEED program. Pro Con Inc’s design incorporates many sustainable features. A geothermal system will heat and cool the 55,453sf building. Excavation material was crushed and reused for structural fill, the landscape plantings will be low-water tolerant plants, and the lawns will be watered using water collected from storm runoff. The project schedule remains on target for March 2011 completion date.

Renewable Sales Chosen to Deliver PV to Mass. Facilities Holliston, MA - Renewable Sales, LLC of Holliston, has been chosen to supply photovoltaic (PV) systems to 15 Massachusetts facilities, for what is currently the state’s largest solar power project. The company will deliver over 2 megawatts (MW) of power, putting about 11,000 solar panels into use. The state’s Division of Capital Asset Management tapped Ostrow Electric of Worcester to install the equipment. Tri-Country Regional Vocational High School Marlboro’s Evergreen Solar teacher Leo Remillard shows students how to install solar panels during the ASES National Tour. will manufacture the panels and Solectria Renewables of education center at Chickatawbut Hill in Lawrence will produce the Milton and a recycling center in Springelectrical inverters. field. Eleven state colleges and uniAn open house was held recently versities are slated to receive the energy upgrades, including Fitchburg, as part of the American Solar Energy Framingham, Westfield and Salem state Society’s National Solar Tour.. Area universities; UMass Boston, Dartmouth lawmakers and members of the public and Lowell; and Berkshire, Greenfield, toured the facility, while a class was Massasoit and North Shore community conducted on the installation of PV syscolleges. Other facilities include and tems.

Funding for Elec. Charging Stations Lowell, MA - Massachusetts’s Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles announced that EEA’s Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will take applications for the next 60 days from cities and towns interested in installing electric vehicle charging stations within their communities. A total of $200,000 is Photo by Rachel Offerdahl available through a settlement EEA Secretary Ian Bowles obtained by Attorney General addresses attendees of the Martha Coakley’s office and Electric Vehicle Summit at seven other states and the US UMass Lowell. Department of Justice in 2007

for alleged pollution control equipment violations at 11 electric power plants operated by Ohio-based American Electric Power Service Corp. or its affiliates. These funds will pay for installation of 80 to 100 electric vehicle charging stations — potentially more if private sector partners (such as mall, garage, hotel or parking lot owners) hosting the equipment provide matching funds.

‘Harvest Your Energy’ Festival Medford, MA - Tips on saving money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy; an all-electric car and a hybrid bicycle; a visit by Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster; and the presentation of Green Communities grants to municipal officials from Arlington, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Melrose, Newton and Salem highlighted the “Harvest Your Energy Festival” co-sponsored by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER). Held at the base of Medford’s 100 kilowatt wind turbine at the McGlynn elementary and middle schools, the festival was the second of two regional DOER events designed to spur clean energy action at the community and household level. The first took place at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. The festival was co-sponsored by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), DOER, the city of Medford, and MassEnergy Consumers Alliance. At an award ceremony as part of the fair, Commissioner Giudice presented municipal officials with Green Communities certificates and congratulated them on grants

that will finance the following projects: Arlington: $200,188 to improve energy efficiency of lighting and steam traps, and for an energy management system at the Hardy School. Cambridge: $283,770 for an energy efficiency revolving fund for municipal facilities. Lexington: $158,083 for an energy efficient street lighting project. Medford: $271,651 for energy efficiency measures at Medford High School and to update the municipal climate action plan. Melrose: $176,265 for an energy efficient roof at Melrose High School, for energy expert consulting services and to support the salary of an energy efficiency coordinator. Newton: $179,500 to be leveraged with other funding for a deep energy efficiency retrofit of the Lower Falls Community Center. Salem: $245,624 for energy efficient streetlights, to buy down the cost of an energy service company contract, a residential weatherization pilot program, and a bike sharing pilot program.

Boulos Solar Project Near Completion Engineer: American Capital Energy

Pittsfield, MA - E. S. Boulos Company’s Utility/Industrial Division, based in Lewiston, Maine, is nearing completion of the 1.8MW Photovoltaic Power System in Pittsfield for Western Mass Electric Co. The ground-mount system is comprised of 6,534 Suntech 280W solar Photovoltaic Power System for Western Mass Electric Co modules. The project is among ron 500W Inverters. These inverters will the largest PV systems in the Northeast to then feed solar electricity into a new stepbe ground-mounted on a concrete ballast up transformer before it is output onto a system. medium voltage utility power line. The Pittsfield PV Power System will The PV system has a targeted inconnect into three Advanced Energy Solaservice date of December 2010.


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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Exeter High Solar Array Ribbon Cutting Following is an excerpt of an article by Jim Cavan, chief writer, Green Alliance Exeter, NH - Exeter High School recently played host to the official ribbon cutting for one of the state’s largest solar energy arrays. Project managers and system owners Revolution Energy, along with representatives from the Exeter area cooperative school district, conducted talks and answered questions regarding Jim Cavan the 100 kilowatt system that rests at the entrance to the high school. Also on hand were organizers from UNH Green Launching Pad (GLP), a grant program established to help aid entrepreneurs in the green energy and products sectors. Last May, Revolution Energy was one of five New Hampshire companies to receive a GLP grant, designed to help each business take the “next step” forward in developing, producing, distributing, or marketing their respective green products or services. According to Revolution Principal Mike Behrmann, the event succeeded in providing an up-close and personal look at what many hope will be the future of alternative energy in the Granite State.

One of New Hampshire’s largest solar energy arrays “Tuesday’s event was meant to provide the public with a closer, and close-up look at what we feel will be a huge part of the new energy revolution,” says Behrmann. “We think we accomplished that, and hopefully more people will begin to realize the feasibility and viability of this kind of project going forward.” Revolution’s Behrmann and Clay

congratulates General Mills of Methuen on its new 110-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array.

Mitchell each discussed their company’s desire to use the array as part of a broader educational outreach program across the Exeter school system. Working with Aretao Inc., Revolution plans to take data generated from the array and incorporate it into a classroombased curriculum that will help teach students about the science of alternative

energy. Speakers and attendees for the Exeter ribbon cutting also included UNH Professor Ross Gittell, as well as representatives from the Exeter School district, Unitil, Provident Bank, and staff members of N.H. Senator Jean Shaheen.

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Meridian Completes Renos Gilford, NH - Meridian Construction has continued renovations to nine public buildings across the state. Thus far, five have been finished, including the Shieling Forest Learning Center, the Canterbury Rest Area on I-93, as well as Johnson Hall, Londergan Hall, and the Dolloff Building in Concord. The remaining locations to be completed include the NH State House, Laconia Group Home, Howard Recreation Center, and Urban Forestry Center. The focus of the project was improving the energy efficiency of these structures by a combination of window restorations and replacements, as well as new insulation. One of the most interesting aspects of the project occurred in the Dolloff Building, where instead of replacing many of the wood frames, Meridian replaced only the glass and window sash with double-glaze insulated, Low E glass so that the building could retain its old architectural charm while receiving the necessary energy upgrades. Other work has consisted of new windows, restorations to damaged planks, new insulation, replacement hardware, new latches, caulking to windows, dry wall removal, new insulation in attic spaces, and minor interior trim work.

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Maud Morgan Arts Center Opens

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Cambridge, MA - The Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center, a new, all-ages community art facility located in the heart of the Agassiz Baldwin neighborhood, opened its doors in October. Designed by Cambridge architects Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA Inc.) as a colorful re-creation of a historic 19th century carriage house and contemporary wing, the 3,200sf building culminates over 12 years of planning, fundraising, and development by the non- The colorful building is designed as a work of art in its profit Agassiz Baldwin Commuown right. nity (ABC). primary forms, a yellow re-creation of a Named in honor of the iconic Cambridge painter Maud Morgan, carriage house that once stood on the ABC it will offer young and established artists property, and a simple, contemporary wing throughout Cambridge access to profes- with a harlequin diamond painted pattern, sionally outfitted studios and house after- are enhanced by nine site-specific art inschool programs, public exhibitions, and stallations, including over-scaled bronze paintbrush door handles, mosaics, and art classes. “We’ve been high with this proj- furniture benches. Each installation was ect every step of the way, contributing fi- designed by a separate local artist through nancial donations, pro-bono work, and of a unique artist/architect collaboration. Inside, the building houses four fulcourse architecture, because we believe everyone should have access to the arts as ly equipped art studios for printmaking, an amazing, powerful source of beauty and ceramics, painting & drawing, and threejoy,” said PCA co-founder and principal dimensional work. First and second floor lobbies, connected by an open stairwell, Wendy Prellwitz. The colorful building is designed double as exhibition galleries to maximize as a work of art in its own right. It’s two interior space.

Fall River, MA - Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc (Finegold Alexander) and Dimeo Construction Company announced the opening of the $85 million, 154,000sf Fall River Justice Center that will serve as the new Superior and District Court in Fall River. The building was designed for LEED Silver certification. Photograph courtesy of Esto Photographics/Anton Grassl The Commonwealth Fall River Justice Center Courtroom. of Massachusetts funded eling was used to maintain the programmed the new courthouse, and project oversight was provided by the State square footage while meeting the functional Division for Capital Asset Management and security needs of this busy courthouse. Creative use of specialty materials, such as (DCAM). Located on historic South Main light grey dolomite limestone and renewStreet, this secure, modern facility replaces able eucalyptus millwork, combined with two older court buildings. The new court- durable, more standard materials throughhouse contains nine courtrooms, clear and out, were essential to balance all of the attractive public circulation areas, law li- project goals to achieve dignity, communibrary, jury pool and detention areas. Fi- ty, accessibility, security and sustainability negold Alexander also designed the 1996 within a responsible budget for a state court renovation of the nearby former Durfee facility. Designed and specified to be an High School for the other three court departments, which together with this new energy-efficient building and help prevent building complete the upgrades of the Fall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with fossil fuel energy use, the Fall River River Trial Courts. The entire building, including all Justice Center and the entire project team courtrooms, was designed to have natural were honored with the Energy Star award light. The L-shaped building concept is at the AIA National Convention in Miami compact and organizes the public space on June 10. Additional project team members inin an embracing ellipse, creating both a great civic space and views out across cluded Carol R. Johnson Associates, landthe harbor. The structural bay is based scape architect; Mistry Associates, Inc., on the dimensions of the courtrooms, civil engineer; Richmond So Engineers and most floors are the same height to al- Inc., structural engineer; Arup, mechanical, low the building to be reconfigured more electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and easily in the future. The building makes security engineer; GZA, geotechnical engia dignified contribution to the urban fab- neer; Acentech Inc., acoustical consultant; Stefura Associates, interior design; Coco ric of downtown Fall River. This is the first DCAM project Raynes Associates, environmental graphwhere the construction manager (CM) ics; Kessler McGuinness & Associates, was brought on board for the entire pre- ADA; Howard Stein Hudson Associates, construction phase. This new delivery traffic; The Green Engineer, LEED Faithmethod of CM-at-Risk permitted early ful + Gould, cost consultant; Collaborative approvals for cost control and input into Lighting, lighting, and Norton Remmer, code consultant. constructability. Early strategic planning and mod-

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Consigli Completes Research Facility

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Autiello Completes Food Mfg Facility Providence, RI – A. Autiello Construction Co. of Cranston has recently provided Edesia Global Nutrition Solutions with a new turnkey design-build therapeutic food manufacturing facility in Providence. The 15,000sf facility was designed, permitted, constructed, and validated in a fast track six-month schedule. Autiello Construction, along with its design consultants Thompson Consultants (TCI) of Marion and Vision 3 Architects of Providence, worked alongside French machinery and process engineers in

Bright colors and cool temperature lighting were used to create a natural working environment. order to construct a factory of European equipment that conformed to U.L standards and domestic building codes. The pharmaceutical grade production clean rooms feature HEPA filtration systems, seamless epoxy coated surfaces, double walled stainless steel piping systems with heat recovery, and high purity nitrogen generation and distribution. At the client’s request bright colors and cool temperature lighting were used to create a natural working environment for the plant’s employees.

ARC and SWA Complete Student Housing Rochester, NY - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge and SWA Group have completed a new mixed use residential complex for Rochester Institute of Technology. The 189,000sf project includes a student housing component with 414 beds, 20,000sf of retail space, and 12,000sf of space for academic related services at its campus in Rochester. The new residential buildings, which are known as the Global Village Community, consist of apartment and suite style housing and replace the Riverknoll apartments at the West edge of the campus Global Village houses students from other countries as well as those who will participate in co-op programs in countries such as the UAE, Kosovo, and Croatia. Foreign students are provided with a variety of amenities to help them feel at home, while students slated for future studies abroad have access to people and information that will help them adjust to living in other countries and experiencing other cultures. Global Village features a variety of student amenities, including a restaurant, convenience store, copy center, mail/package facilities, and a fitness center.

The multiple building complex is organized around a central plaza, designed to provide a space to promote outdoor activity and foster social interaction. The complex also houses academic program spaces focused on multicultural programs and RIT’s study abroad group. Additionally, the academic space includes an entrepreneurial center and a prototype lab space. Working with ARC, SWA developed an outdoor plaza that includes casual and formal outdoor restaurant and café seating for over 200 people, an outdoor living room/lounge with a fire pit and small performance area, and a south sun-facing lawn “beach” for a range of seating and socializing options. During the winter, the outdoor lounge transforms into a small skating rink. The addition of a “green roof” above the ground level restaurant provides attractive views from rooms above as well as increased habitat and improved stormwater quality. The project’s layout is also planned to accommodate significant additional residential expansion in this attractive, walkable environment close to the academic core.

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Jewett Metal Adds Four Raymond, NH - Jewett Metal Buildings announced the addition of four new members to its field crew. Among the new hires are Rick Gerrish, Carl Cooper, Ron Evans, and John Gallagher. The men are welcome additions to

the team of Jewett Metal Buildings, a division of Jewett Construction Co., Inc., of Raymond. The new division was launched in May.

Dore & Whittier Staff Additions Newburyport, MA - Dore & WhittierArchitects, Inc. announced the addition of Krista Lombardi, LEED AP, and Lee Weulfing in its Newburyport office. Lombardi Lombardi relocated to Newburyport after starting her design career in St. Louis. She is the recent recipient of the 2010 AIA First Place Honor Award for a study of the Metro Station

in St. Louis. Weulfing has over 15 years of design and detailing experience with projects ranging from healthcare renovations and masWeulfing ter planning for private colleges, to K-12 public school buildings through New England, New York, New Jersey, and Tennessee.

Dan Perruzzi Named to MBC Board Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that principal Daniel P. Perruzzi, Jr., AIA, LEED AP, has been named to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC). He will serve on the organization’s program committee where he will assist in the planning of events and forums. With more than 30 years of experience as an architect, project

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Farmington, CT - HRP Associates, Inc. announced that Jeffrey R. Sotek, PE, CSP, CIH has completed OSHA Training Institute’s 511 Course on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, and 501 Train the Trainer Course. HRP Associates, Inc. will now offer the 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA Compliance Courses for General Industry to its clients. The OSHA compliance courses provide a variety of training on general industry health and safety with training emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.

Sotek is a senior project manager with HRP Associates, Inc. and is a registered professional engineer, certified safety professional, and certified industrial hygienist. He has nearly 20 Sotek years of experience on a wide range of health, safety, and environmental engineering projects.

CSI Team Announcement Washington, DC - Contracting Specialists Incorporated (CSI) announced that Jim Fox is principal of CSI’s Washington, DC regional division. Fox oversees all day-to-day field and office operations, including team development and placement, business development, estimating, and overseeing project managers. His 30+ years of experience includes key roles for major firms, including general superintendent for a historic masonry restoration specialist, operations manager for a nationwide specialty repair contractor, and founder/owner of his own façade restoration firm.


Barra Joins Robinson & Cole

Boston - Lawyer Joseph A. Barra has been elected partner in the Construction Group in Robinson & Cole LLP’s Boston office. Barra brings significant experience handling disputes and transactional matters involving design and construction of commercial, retail, educa-

tional, industrial, transportation, and utility projects. With skills gained in his first career as a civil engineer, he has represented clients in the construction industry for the past 20 years. Barra is very active in major construction industry organizations.

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Berman Appoints Sabel Newton, MA - Berman Adjusters announced that Jeff Sabel recently joined the firm in the position of vice president. Sabel presently serves on the board of directors for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Boston Chapter. Prior to joining Berman Adjusters, Sabel was vice president for one of the largest restoration companies in Greater

Boston, where he was responsible for establishing disaster planning and emergency response programs for several property management companies.


Vermette Joins C.E. Floyd Bedford, MA - C.E. Floyd Company, Inc., a general contractor and construction manager with offices in Bedford, Mass. and Middletown, Conn., added Erin Vermette to the Bedford office as project manager. Vermette spent the last eight years with The Weitz Company where he worked on a $70

million CCRC project in Cincinnati, an $80 million CCRC project in Carlsbad, Cal. and a $310 million LEED Silver, mixeduse project in Denver. Vermette began his career with C.E. Floyd Company as an intern, project engineer, and estimator.

Handegord Joins Jones Lang LaSalle Boston - Jones Lang LaSalle announced that Sidney Handegord has joined the firm as project manager on the Project and Development Services team. Handegord was founder and CEO of Handegord Inc., an interior design and project management company in Toronto. She also served as project manager for NBBJ Architects in Seattle, Wash. where her clients included Starbucks Corporation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun-

dation, and Kaiser Permanente. P r e v i o u s l y, Sidney was with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Corporate Solutions team in Singapore. She has 26 years of commercial real estate experience.




of-dollars in scope within a wide range of business sectors, including power plants, bio-pharmaceuticals, multifamily housing and manufacturing. He also has a solid background in green building renovation as well as historical building renovation work.

Hill & Partners Names Fitzgibbon Quincy, MA - Hill & Partners, Inc., a full-service tradeshow exhibit design firm, has named Tracey Fitzgibbon to the position of controller. In this role, Fitzgibbon is in charge of coordinating, planning, and reporting on the financial activities at Hill & Partners, reporting directly to company CEO, Michael McMahon.




tribute to TRO Jung|Brannen’s architecture practice by influencing and enhancing the design of high-profile international, healthcare, and commercial projects. Prior to joining TRO Jung|Brannen, Ng was an associate and senior project designer at Tsoi Kobus, leading the design effort for various projects.

Buras Rejoins Martin Winchester, MA - J. Martini, Inc., construction managers and general contractors based in Winchester, announced that Mary Ann Buras has rejoined the firm’s project management team. She will serve as project manager on the Walnut Court Expansion project at Newton Cemetery. Buras has worked in the construction industry for nearly 20 years. She began her career with the Dupont Corporation in the engineering department and while at Martini worked on Buras such notable projects as the addition and restoration of Memorial Hall. She is a past president of the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and is a member of Industry Professionals Advisory Committee at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation has named Joseph Minoski as the director of its Special Projects Group. The Special Projects Group provides highly cost-effective services for smaller projects such as small scale additions and renovations, tenant improvements, deferred maintenance and 24-hour emergency services. Minoski says KBE’s ability to quickly mobilize makes it an ideal partner for

these types of construction projects. In his new role, Minoski provides leadership and direction for each SPG project team and is directly responsible to the client for the success of the project. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that all contractual commitments for projects are met, managing the overall project, and implementing the projectspecific Quality Control and Project Safety plan.

Hamblet Promoted

Machado Rejoins Brookstone Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, recently announced that Mario Machado has rejoined the firm as construction superintendent. Machado has over 15 years of direct experience as a construction superintendent. He has worked on projects ranging into the millions-

Boston - TRO Jung| Brannen, announced that Sapir Ng, AIA, has joined the firm as associate. Ng has over 10 years of experience designing innovative buildings for a wide range of projects, in particular, healthcare facilities and higher education research laboratories. He will con-

KBE Names Minoski

Hutchins Named Sr.VP Boston - Ryan E. Hutchins has been named senior vice president and regional manager of the Gilbane Building Co. and will direct its business in the New England region from Boston. Hutchins will oversee Gilbane’s district offices in Providence, Rhode Island; Glastonbury, Connecticut; and Bedford, New Hampshire.

Sapir Ng Joins TRO

In addition, she maintains employee benefit information and performs a variety of human resources duties. Previously, Fitzgibbon worked as the business office manager and client support specialist for Promotions Company in Norwell.

Epping, NH - EnviroVantage recently welcomed Jason Hamblet, current microbial project manager, to the rapid fire response mold estimating team. Hamblet joined EnviroVantage in

2006, starting out in the field performing mold remediation. He quickly earned his way up to microbial project manager, and now, microbial estimator.

Konover Senior Appointments West Hartford, CT - Simon Konover, founder and Chairman of The Simon Konover Company announced three senior management appointments. Jane Coppa has been promoted to Chief Executive OffiWakim cer, James Wakim has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, and Mark Consoli has been named Chief Financial Officer. Simon Konover will remain as Chairman of The Simon Konover Company. Coppa has a long and distinguished career in real estate serving in leadership roles within The Simon Konover Company and its affiliated organizations, Konover Hotel Corporation, Konover South, LLC and SIKON Construction Company, LLC. Wakim joined The Simon Konover

Company in 2008 as Executive Vice President. He is responsible for the day to day management and operations of the company and its five operating divisions. Prior to joining The Simon Konover Company, he was a Consoli partner in the Capital Markets Group of the Boston-based law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP. Consoli is responsible for the financial operations of the firm including accounting, finance, taxes and financial reporting. He has 25 years of real estate experience in multiple asset classes including office, retail, multifamily, and hotels. Prior to joining The Simon Konover Company, Consoli held senior financial positions at The Davis Companies, Northland Investment Corp., and Spaulding & Slye.

November, 2010


High-Profile: People

Senate Organizational Changes Shirley, MA - Robert France will assume the role of chairman of the board and CEO at Senate Construction of Shirley. France founded the company in 1990 and has served as president. In his new position, he will focus on developing new relations, working closely with clients to develop their projects, as well as maintaining past relations. William Hamel will assume the role of president and COO. Hamel joined Senate as a site superintendent and two years later was promoted to project manager and safety director. Reporting to the CEO, he will be responsible for operations including management of the staff. “Bill has been a vital part of Senate Construction and has proven himself to be a leader among his peers,” said Bob France, CEO of Senate, and “he brings a high level of expertise to complex projects.” Hamel is eager for the challenge of leading the company into the future focusing on improving communications and company culture. Brian Trickett, who is currently a



Boston - Environments at vices to both new and existWork, New England’s premier Haing accounts within Boston’s worth office furniture dealer, has healthcare community. named Tiffany Hubanks its new She also worked for business development manager. Shawmut Design and ConWith over 15 years of sales and struction as a business demarketing experience, she will focus velopment manager, securon developing new business opporing opportunities within tunities within the Greater Boston Boston’s financial, legal, and architecture and design community. technology markets. Hubanks Previously, Hubanks was an Her additional profesaccount manager for Quest Diagnossional experience includes tics Inc., where she promoted a portfolio Pfizer Inc./US Pharmaceuticals, and Duof diagnostic testing, information, and ser- Pont/Agriculture.

project manager at Senate, will take on the responsibility of safety director. He joined the company in 2007. Boxborough, With over 30 MA Scott R. years in construcBamford P.E., and tion, he previously Don Jacobs recently served as project Trickett joined Geocomp manager and superCorporation, a geointendent with Delphi Construction, and superintendent with engineering services firm headquartered R. L. Jeannotte, Inc. in Boxborough. Bamfor joined Bamford Geocomp as senior project manager. He School project in Arlington. and team has 30 years of experience as a consulting architect for the Carlisle Elementary geotechnical engineer with national and School consolidation planning study in worldwide professional engineering expeCarlisle. Additionally, she is a team arrience both onshore and offshore, serving chitect on the Wayland High School projreal estate development, transportation, enect as well as for the Newport Schools ergy, utility, and oil and gas clients. study in Newport, R.I. His experience includes a variety Scott Ward is a team architect on HMFH’s Wayland High School renoof geotechnical investigation and founvation and new construction project in dation design projects including: low- to Wayland. high-rise commercial, residential, and reHMFH also added three architectail buildings; multilevel parking garages; tural designers: universities, schools, and colleges; medical Rejoining HMFH, designer Gary facilities; highways and multi-span bridgBrock is completing construction ades; water storage tanks; public facilities; ministration on the Boston Renaissance

Geocomp Hires Two

HMFH Architects Adds Eight Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects announced the hiring of eight new staff members. Together with new associates Matthew LaRue, AIA, and SeongIl Ahn, AIA, LEED AP, who were hired earlier this year, HMFH has added 10 architects and designers since the beginning of 2010. Joining the firm are five registered architects: Architect Lisa Boettger is a team architect on the Tahanto Regional Middle/High School project in Boylston as well as the Wayland High School project in Wayland. Shaun Lynch is a project architect on the Foxborough Regional Charter School project in Foxborough. Alan Pemstein, AIA is overseeing construction administration on the Hanover High School project in Hanover. Shonali Rajani, AIA is a project architect for the Thompson Elementary

Hubanks Joins Environments at Work

Charter Public School in Hyde Park. Ania Matteson is a team member on the Tahanto Regional Middle/High School project in Boylston. Jeffrey Mrock is currently working in the field as a construction administrator on the Wayland High School project.

manufacturing facilities, landfill closures; and energy projects including offshore oil and gas exploration and production platforms and wind energy facilities. Jacobs is Geocomp’s new director Jacobs of business development. He has more than 25 years of marketing and business development experience in environmental engineering, remediation, and the mining and metals industry. He also has extensive experience in development and delivery of all facets of professional services marketing and communications programs Previously, he was the vice president of sales and marketing at ENSR International, (now part of AECOM) in Westford. In addition, he co-founded EverClear Solutions, Inc., of Washington D.C. and Metal Recovery Solutions, Inc.

Nitsch Welcomes Scott Turner

Boston - Nitsch EngineerIn his new role, Turner ing announced that Scott D. Turnwill be responsible for the maner, PE, AICP, has joined the firm agement and growth of sustainas director of planning. Turner is able site consulting, stormwater a certified planner and registered master planning, campus planprofessional civil engineer with ning, GIS, and transportation 17 years of experience. During his planning practice areas. career as a project manager and In addition, he will procivil engineer, he has provided vide planning and site design industry organization,” said site planning and design services services for commercial and Shannon Photo by FayFoto including site development and private sector development. Shannon first became in- permitting, stormwater systems, Turner volved with CISCA more than roadways, and utilities. 35 years ago while working at Gilbert L. Phillips Inc., a Long Island, NY contractor. In 1980, he joined CISCA complete this form and fax it to as a manufacturers’ representaSubscriptions, 781-293-5821 tive. Name_______________________________________

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Smallman Joins Lincoln Property Boston - The Boston office of Lincoln Property Company announced that Brian Smallman has joined the firm as a vice president. He will focus on Boston’s downtown office market. Prior to joining Lincoln, Smallman worked on the downtown tenant advisory team of the Staubach Company that was purchased by Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008. He then joined Jones Lang Lasalle’s Boston downtown brokerage team and served as vice president of leasing.

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BSA Lecture Series Join the Boston Society of Architects for its December community lectures. Dec. 8 - Building the MFA Conversations on architecture The Architects Building (52 Broad Street, Boston) at 7 p.m. Michael Jones discusses how he balanced modernist aesthetics with 1909 Beaux Arts style at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dec.15 - Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Free lecture Nader Tehrani, Jane Weinzapfel FAIA, and Nick Winton AIA Boston Public Library at 6 p.m. Three Harleston Parker Medal winners talk about the essence of beauty and how it is evoked by design and measured by its beholders.

High-Profile: Calendar SFNE Dinner Meeting The Steel Fabricators of New England Annual Dinner Meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Mass. December 9, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 2010 Plan to join your SFNE colleagues for a lively panel discussion on how to improve relationships among design professionals, general contractors, construction managers and structural steel detailers, fabricators and erectors. For more information: http://www.ssfne.org.

MBC Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 18, 2010 Breakfast Program The Workplace of the Future A panel discussion including Jan Johnson, Allsteel Office; Doug Gensler, Gensler Architects; Daniel Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP, Margulies Perruzzi Architects; Gretchen Fox from Fox RPM will Lunch and LEED be moderator. December 1, 2010 Thursday, December 2, Breakfast Program 12:30 p.m. through 1:30 p.m. MIT Campus Plans - Dick Amster and Pam LEED Exam Prep & Implementation Delphenich will join us to talk about the Come to NEXUS for a 1-hour presentation master plan for the campus – an encouron the new LEED AP specialty designaaging message. tions and maintaining your LEED CreDetails at www.buildingcongress.org dential. One AIA CEU will be offered. 38 Chauncy St. 7th Floor, Boston Phone: (617) 374-3740 Email: events@greenroundtable.org For more info: http://www.nexusboston.org.


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Wednesday, November 17 The Westin Waltham Hotel 5400 Computer Drive, Waltham, Mass. Over 700,000 new jobs will be created in Massachusetts by 2018 that will expand the need for more space to house these companies. BostonSF’s Real Estate for High Tech Summit will focus on the real estate needs of technology companies. Panelists will talk about the current and future demands for high tech space in the near future and how anyone

involved in this growing industry should prepare. This is a can’t-miss event for CEOs, CFOs and real estate managers of technology companies as well as developers, architects, financiers, general contractors, consultants and professionals serving the Massachusetts technology industry. For more information: Boston/SF/The Mishra Group-umishra@ mishragroup.com

ULI 2011 Trends in Real Estate Forum Urban Land Institute Boston presents its signature fall event – 2011 Trends in Real Estate Forum 11/17/2010 4:00 -7:30 pm Westin Copley Place 10 Huntington Ave, Boston

AGC & CFMA Host The Pulse of the Economic Climate What can we expect from the economy moving forward both from a national and regional perspective, and how will that news affect the real estate and construction industry in our region? Presenters are Steve Andrews, senior vice president of Sovereign Bank’s Global Banking Group and Eric Sheffels, president and chief investment officer of Leggat McCall Properties. Tuesday, November 30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Details at www.agcmass.org

The program includes national perspectives from ULI’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, local viewpoints on the market, and a keynote address by Eric S. Rosengren, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The event will also include the presentation of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate© report by Jonathan Miller, the report’s author. For more information or to register: netforum.uli.org

IFMA Holiday Gala-Save The Date Thursday, December 2nd - 6 to 10 p.m. Colonial Theater | 106 Boylston Street | Boston More details to follow.

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oston - Tishman Construction Corporation of Massachusetts (TCC -MA) is nearing completion of the intricate process of providing Verizon Communications, Inc. with its own dedicated systems infrastructure for network communications equipment within the historic 18-story New England Telephone & Telegraph Building at 185 Franklin Street in Boston’s financial district. Simultaneously, Tishman is renovating more than 200,000sf of office and administrative space on four floors of the building. Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies is performing the electrical work and fire alarm upgrades. Full story inside see page 24

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High-Profile Monthly: November 2010  

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

High-Profile Monthly: November 2010  

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