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2010 Year in Review

Work on Martha’s Vineyard Hospital earns an ABC of Massachusetts Excellence in Construction Award for Professional Electrical Contractors of CT


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Suffolk’s Berry Division CM for MMC $100M Expansion A.J. Martini Tops off Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care Commodore to Build Out New HQ for EDC First State-Owned ZNEB Including: BOND Breaks Ground at FSU Award Winners 2010 Market Basket Grand Opening ABC Massachusetts EICA Autiello Begins Bank Renovations BOMA Toby Awards MVPC Selects Meridian for Evaluation and others Ashforth Stamford Sq. Reno Under Way Lynn Community Health Center Tops Off Syska Hennessy Cements LEED Platinum Suffolk and S/L/A/M Top Off Emergency Center. Featuring: INTERLINK - More Than Just a Parking Garage Acella Breaks Ground on Fitness Ctr. - Ai3 Architect Walsh Brothers on CHB Expansion - Payette Architect Best Historic Rehabilitation Involving New Construction Erland Completes Fay School Project - Teams up with S/L/A/M

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Electrical Contractors Honored NAIOP Awards Gala chairman Bill Gause, SVP Reesa Fischer, CEO David Begelfer, Boston Properties’ senior vice president Bryan Koop, JMA president John Moriarty, NAIOP president Sarah Abrams, and Goodwin Procter partner Gil Menna, pose at the recent NAIOP 2010 Awards Gala. Boston - Nearly 1,100 commercial real estate professionals paid tribute to Boston Properties, recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Real Estate Award presented at the NAIOP Massachusetts Annual Awards Gala. Boston Properties was selected for achievements in real estate, charitable activities, and community betterment. A special Public Service Award went to the firm’s late CEO, Edward H. Linde, who left a lifelong legacy of civic and charitable involvement as well as professional success. Doug Linde accepted the award on his father’s behalf. To further honor his memory, the award will now be known as The Ed-

ward H. Linde Public Service Award. Sarah Abrams, president of NAIOP Massachusetts and former president of Fidelity Real Estate Company, said Boston Properties has earned “a sterling reputation as a firm with unshakeable integrity.” In particular, she praised the firm’s early adoption of green building practices. “For many years, Boston Properties has been a driving force in the sustainability movement, leading by example and using their extensive holdings to demonstrate to the rest of us that the development and operation of commercial real estate can be done in way that is good for the environment,” Abrams said.

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DPM PM, Sasaki and Taylor & Burns Architects Newton, MA - Commodore Builders, a leading Boston-based construction firm, has been awarded the build out Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). The new 120,000sf headquarters is located in CenterPoint, a 23-acre, 500,000sf office/lab/R&D park located in Waltham, just a mile from EDC’s current location. The building is owned by TC Saracen, LLC, a joint venture of Saracen Properties and Trammell Crow Company Acquisition Funds. EDC’s move will take place by November 2011. EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs that address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. EDC also has offices in New York and Washington, DC. The new 120,000sf space will house EDC’s 450 area employees under one roof, with a floor plan designed to facilitate staff communication and integration and to provide a more sustainable work environment. The new building, a former Raytheon headquarters, is being refurbished to suit EDC’s needs and will feature enhanced conference meeting space with state of the art audio visual technology. Preconstruction is underway and construction is slated to begin in April, 2011.

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by Michael Barnes, Publisher High-Profile Monthly At our recent meeting, Dan Antonellis, who has been promoted to be Northeast team’s VP of Marketing & Communications for Suffolk Construction, alluded to an important news announcement Suffolk would be making shortly. A week or so later we received a news release that Suffolk’s Berry Division would manage the $100 million expansion of the Maine Medical Center. Berry has managed much of the preconstruction and subsequent work of MMC’s prior five-stage expansion. We have noticed an upturn in the number Michael Barnes of new projects, restarts, and rehire stories we’ve received lately and there appear to be more on the way. Here’s one……. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the 368 Congress Street project, which will transform an existing underutilized building in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood into a 120room extended stay hotel with two ground floor retail/restaurant spaces. The existing six-story structure is known as the “Stillings Building” and was built in 1901. The project was previously approved in 2007 as an office and ground-floor retail project. Total project cost is estimated at $45 million, and restoration work is expected to begin in April 2011. The development team consists of Norwich Partners of Boston, LLC as the proponent; Colliers Meredith & Grew as the development manager; Group One Partners, Inc. as the project architect; McCarter & English and Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner as legal counsel; Howard Stein Hudson as transportation consultants; and Lee Kennedy & Company as construction managers. The BRA also approved the 800 Huntington Avenue project which will renovate and expand the existing building to accommodate a new state-of-the-art medical office building with an outpatient medical clinic to be operated by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Total project cost is estimated at $60 million, with a construction startup in the first quarter of 2011. The development team includes The Beal Companies, LLP, as the owner/developer; Tsoi/Kobus & Associates as the project architect; GEI Consultants Inc. as the geotechnical and environmen-

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Winchester Hospital Ctr.Tops Off A.J. Martini Construction Managers Winchester, MA - A.J. Martini, Inc. and more than 100 participants gathered recently to celebrate the topping off of Winchester Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care at 620 Washington Street in Winchester. The placing of the final steel beam was met with cheers from the crowd of Winchester Hospital board members, medical staff, administrators, employees, volunteers, and donors. Local town officials and residents also attended the event. Opening in the summer of 2011, the project will expand the existing cancer care facility to create a 60,000sf Bill Aalerud addresses the crowd along with Paul comprehensive center for cancer care. Martini at the Winchester Hospital ceremony. The center was designed by Stefthrilled to celebrate this significant milefian Bradley Architects and will bring together clinical staff from three sites into stone would be an understatement,” said Kevin Smith, president and chief executive one location. Designed for LEED Gold certifica- officer of Winchester Hospital. Bill Aalerud, president of A.J. Martion for commercial interiors, the new centini, Inc. construction managers and project ter will provide a state-of-the-art facility executive, said his involvement is personal. with the utmost in patient privacy, comfort, In addition to being a longtime hospital voland convenience. This is the first phase of unteer, he often accompanied his mother to a larger $50 million project that includes her treatments at the Winchester Hospital an ambulatory surgery center and enhanceRadiation Oncology Center before she lost ments at the hospital’s main campus locather battle with complications from breast ed at 41 Highland Ave. cancer. “To say that all of us here today are

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Suffolk and S/L/A/M Top Off $21M Holy Family Hospital Emergency Ctr.

Topping off the new Holy Family Hospital emergency center Methuen, MA - Suffolk Construction Company and the architectural firm The S/L/A/M Collaborative recently joined with officials of Holy Family Hospital in Methuen to celebrate the hospital’s 60th anniversary by topping off the new $21 million emergency center. The 21,000sf facility nearly doubles the hospital’s capacity to care for emergency patients, providing patients and families from southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley with greater access to advanced emergency medicine. When the expanded emergency center is completed in 2011, the hospital will be able to accom-

modate 54,000 emergency visits annually. The new, uniquely designed emergency center will be equipped with 34 private treatment bays, including six fasttrack rooms; an on-site, CT scanner; and a double trauma room. Caritas Healthcare, the owner of Holy Family, has awarded Suffolk and The S/L/A/M Collaborative projects on multiple campuses, including the Carney Hospital, Good Samaritan Medical Center, St. Anne’s Hospital, and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Suffolk is partnering with The S/L/A/M Collaborative at Holy Family Hospital.

Walsh Brothers on CHB Expansion Payette Architect Boston - Walsh Brothers, Incorporated was recently awarded the lateral expansion project at Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB). To address a higher volume of pediatric inpatient needs, forecasted population increases, demand for single patient rooms, emerging pediatric trends, as well as a need for expanded emergency, surgical, and radiology suites, CHB selected Walsh Brothers to manage the construction of this new 110,000sf, 10-story building addition. Payette, a longtime partner of Walsh Brothers, is the architect for the project. The new expansion will provide CHB with 12 new short-stay bays (23hour observation), allowing the hospital to better utilize existing beds, and Rendering by Payette provide for a critical expansion of eight Rendering of Children’s Hospital Boston beds for the Emergency Department, tion, minimal lay down area, need to join as well as increase radiology capacity and additions to surgical areas and associ- the new construction to the existing active space, and multitude of sensitive instituated new inpatient support spaces. Additionally, the new expansion will tional and neighborhood abutters, this projallow for as many as 44 single-bed inpa- ect presents many complex challenges. Walsh Brothers has already successtient rooms to meet the needs of future subfully installed a 20,000 gallon fuel tank to specialties. With only 7,000sf of buildable space replace the existing one which was located at ground level, it was quickly determined within the footprint of the main building by CHB that the project would need to be addition. The existing fuel tank will be deboth a lateral and vertical expansion that commissioned to ensure the new foundawould begin in the slender ground level tion work can commence. Walsh Brothers footprint and expand vertically, connecting has developed a detailed road map laid out and ultimately expanding the existing eight in order to execute the careful construction and join-to-old work strategies that this imfloors of clinical space. With the project’s zero lot-line loca- portant project requires.

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Ironworkers Top Off Lynn Community Health Center Architect HDR Warner + Associates, Construction Manager BOND

Lynn, MA - BOND hoisted the final steel I-beam at a reception to mark the topping-off of the Health Center on Union Street in Lynn. Joining BOND in marking this significant milestone were staff and board members of the Lynn Community Health Center, project architect HDR Warner + Associates, Local 7 Boston Ironworkers, and a host of other dignitaries and city residents. The topping off marked the close of the foundation and framework phase of the project, which broke ground this past June.

The Health Center recently announced that major funding from the Federal Health Care Reform Act has enabled it to nearly double the size of the project by building out a second floor and completing the basement. The total expansion is projected to cost $18.8 million. The 29,300sf, two-story expansion will allow the Health Center to provide comprehensive health care for more than 7,000 new patients, in addition to the more than 33,000 individuals who already rely on it for their care. BOND hoisted the final steel I-beam ahead of schedule and on pace to complete the project by July 2011.

BOND employees l-r: Wayne Arruda, project executive; David Shrestinian vice president, building division; Denis Keaney, project manager; Horac Couto, laborer; Ken Morris, superintendent; and Dave Brittan, assistant superintendent/general foreman.

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High-Profile Monthly’s 2010 Year In Review Editor’s note: Construction users, building owners, developers, facilities managers, all must keep an eye to the future when planning a construction project. When selecting the best team to build it, a look into the past to see what has been designed, how it was built and what team accomplished the job as planned, is an indispensable step. High-Profile’s Year In Review 2010 is by no means a complete list of construction activities in New England, but rather a comprehensive listing of headlines from activities reported in HighProfile Monthly in the past year. For details on any of these headlines log on to www.high-profile. com and click “Archives” to find the full story.


January Cover Story: KBE’s Outreach Iniviative 50 Ways Features Delta Design & Construction Completes Oak Meadow Montessori School - Seitz Architects Callahan Completes The Launch - Pullman Architects Facilities Feldman 3D to Scan Charles W. Morgan Columbia Gets GSA Project Acella to Renovate Swansea Walmart Modern Theatre Topped Off - RF Walsh PM Suffolk Construction Tops Off 360 State Street MassArt to Develop New Building


Acella Helps Open New Animal HosEducational Facilities pital - Copich Architects DPM Hired for Campuswide Projects Columbia Construction Completes Shawmut Commits Resources for RWU Project Special Olympics HQ - Designed by Vision 3 Lighthouse Awarded School Projects BWK Completes School Project Educational Facilities Multi Housing Acella to Renovate University Labs DSA|Dewing & Schmid Architects Completes HMFH Enters Phase II of Cambridge The Villages at Edgewood Windover ConstrucRindge and Latin School Improvetion Construction Manager ments Green Melrose School Pilot for MACHPS River’s Edge Awarded LEED Gold Cannon Completes Adelphia Univ Solaya Awarded Wind Turbine Contract PAC Reservoir Woods Earns Platinum February Cover Story: Final Design for Gardner Museum RIAGC Helps Complete Classrooms Jones Lang LaSalle PM for National Grid - Structural & MEP Engineer, Sustainability and LEED Dean College Breaks Ground MARCH Consultant, Buro Happold - Architect Renzo Piano PeoplesBank Goes Green - Designed Focus: Institutions and Schools, SCUP Hoffmann Architects to Renovate Travelers’ by Strategic Designworks Kennedy & Violich Designs Law School Wing Landmark Plazas Healthcare Facilities SMMA Designs New Campus Bldg.- Springfield CSI General Contractor for Condo Restoration CUBE 3 Begins Reno for Med Ctr College Features Delphi Completes Emerson Suite - Levi Wong Ribbon Cutting for CCRI’s Dental Architect Lab - Vision 3 Architects Multi Housing Stoeckel Hall: 112 Years Old, LookCharlesview Redevelopment Approved ing Like New Landmark GC for Twenty at Luma - Domenech, Suffolk on Schedule for Kroc ComNicks & Krockmalnic Architect munity Ctr. Green Consigli Completes UMaine Lab Renos - WBRC ACG Renovates Bldg into Mohawk Offices - Designed by Friar Assoc. Architects Hillside Place Offers New Look PeoplesBank Goes Green - Designed by Strategic Dietz & Company Architects Designworks Meridian Updates Two Historical FEBRUARY Facilities Focus: Renovations, Restorations and NEC Completes Reno of Historic March Cover Story: SMMA Rejuvenates Student Union Expansions Planning and Design Services for Providence College Building - Ed Wojcik Architects Whaling Museum Preserves Bldg. - Solomon & Facilities Proctor Hall Renovation – A Demolition in Bauer Architects - Bufftree GC Triumph Completes Child Care Ctr Reverse - Freeman French Freeman Teams up Yankee Fiber Control Installs Polished Floor EMD Serono Tops Off Research Facility with Stewart Construction TCC-MA Completes Ames Building Reno/Resto Delta and Office dA Partner on New Basho Planning and Designing a Community of LearnMcGinley Kalsow to Renovate Town Hall - Essex Completes Three Holiday Inns ing by David Dixon FAIA and Rob Chandler AIA Harry R. Feldman Performs a 3D Laser Scan Jewett to Build Ford Showroom SMMA Masterplans Depot Campus for UConn Jewett to Complete Toyota Renovation TMS Completes Third RiverBank What’s Old Becomes New Again - Zumix Fire- Fort Point Project Management Relocates Child How Planning Pays Off - Kaestle Boos Architects Continued on next page... house- by Ioana Pieleanu, Acentech Inc. & Family Community Ctr.

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High-Profile Monthly’s 2010 Year In Review Continued from previous page The New Norwood High School Agostini GC - Ai3 Architects MCC Goes for the Gold - Lavallee Brensinger Architects Paramount Center Project Complete Acentech, Bond, and Elkus Manfredi Collaborate The Hollander Foundation Center Restoration Dean College Arts & Dining Center Features Collaboration and Precision: Building the Future in Cambridge - MIT Media April Cover Story: Windover Completes “The Villages” Dellbrook Construction Completes at Edgewood Continuing Care Retirement Community Student Residence at the University of Mass. Lowell KBE Starts Whitney Center Ground Broken at Children’s Facility Dellbrook Building Shillman House Windover Teams up with Peterman Architects Development Proposed for Hanover Mast-Climbers Complement Traditional Scaffold Watch Factory Phase 2 - Architect: Bruner/Cott Facilities Construction Manager Columbia Construction Acella Awarded Wellfleet Preservation Hall Tocci Project Announcement Project - Hadley Crow Architect Freshwater Completes Watermark at East Hill Autiello Begins New NOAA facility - Designed Architect Esposito Design, CM Construction by Saccoccio Services of Branford Green Turgeon GC for New School - Saccoccio & AsKroon Hall Rates Platinum - Designed by Hopsociates Architects kins Architects Facilities First Net-Zero Energy Home in Conn. Tro Jung|Brannen Unveils Data Ctr. Design L.L. Bean Outlet LEED Certified - Designed Bulfinch Appoints Jones Lang LaSalle - Elkus by PCA Manfredi Architects, John Moriarty CM LEED Gold for Women & Infants Hospital Watermark Gets Air Force Contract -Walsh Brothers CM - Anshen + Allen Designer Integrated Builders Projects Pro Con Completes LEED Office Bldg Plans for Melnea Cass Center Raised Floor for New Police Station by InteAPRIL grated Interiors at Work Focus: Multi-Residential Educational Facilities BWK GC for Vet Center Essex Bldrs to Construct Elm Place - VMY Design Begins for Science Center - Shepley Bulfinch Design Architect Vitols Architects Erland Springfield College Projects Acella Begins Hostel - A+E Architects Housing Project Nears Completion - A.P. Con- SMMA Completing Renovations at Marblehead’s Village School struction GC - Hennessy Architects



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High-Profile Monthly’s 2010 Year In Review Continued from previous page Healthcare Facilities Columbia Completes Hospital JM Coull Renovates Medical Facility New CHB Commission for Payette Green Development News Solar Installation Illuminates 9/11 Memorial Sustainable Energy Research in a Sustainable Facility - Stony Brook University, by Jerald D. Polly Multi Housing Groundbreaking: Pro Con Architect and General Contractor for Alta at Indian Woods Tocci Begins Renovation WorldTech Awarded Condo Project


Focus: Healthcare Facilities Ironwood Facility Completed - R E Dinneen Architects & Planners JC&A Builds Out Med Supply Facility - Teams up with Packard Design and WB Engineers Delphi CM for Medical Ctr Reno BCBS RI HQ Awarded -Designed by SMMA DCFI Yawkey Ctr Nears Completion VHB at MGH’s B3C Makepeace Begins Medical Office Bowdoin Completes Health Facility Designed by Melton-Ferre Paradigm Completes CSEMC Reno - JACA Architects Delphi GC for Hospital Addition - HDR Warner Architects Bruss CM for Surgery Facility Reno Kaydon Completes Long Term Care Project Partners with Erland and DiMella Shaffer No. Branch to Build Rehab Hosp - JSA Archtect The Doctor Will See You NOW!” Project - Designed by SG&A Boulos Underway with CMMC Expansion - Consigli CM Morris Switzer Architect Pizzagalli Nears Completion of Health Ctr SMRT Architects

Middleton Breaks Ground on School -Walsh PM Wentworth Launches MSCM Program Meridian to Renovate Middle School Acella to Renovate BC Stadium Green Development News Wind Turbine Sites Sought Munro Solar Completes Project Nexamp Installs Wire Belt PV System Two Office Buildings Earn LEED Gold - Margulies Perruzzi Architects Meridian Awarded Public Bldg Energy Upgrades June Cover Story: DAI Designed Huggins Hospital Multi Housing Unveiled Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Gullwing to Complete Renewal - CenNew $52M Facility Expansion trepoint Architects - Langton & Douglas GC Features Wilber School Apartments ComPreconstruction Plans at Stamford Hospital pleted Smilow Cancer Hospital Completed - Designed Awards by Shepley Bulfinch Cherry Hill Nears Completion - Designed by Standard Builders Awarded for Woodlake at Tolland Health Care Ctr. Fine Associates feature Ryan Gets ABC STEP Award Energy CU HQ Completed - Strategic Designworks PM - Delphi CM Facilities Channel Renovates Motor Sales Bldg Ganek Architects Designs Visitor Ctr. ESB Begins Jetport Electrical Project Groundbreaking for Towne Place Suites - Pro Con Architect and CM Gawron Turgeon Designs CU Branch Halvorson to Design New Park Tocci/Driscoll Gets GSA Design-Build Contract Breakers Renovations Complete - Pro Con Architect and CM Brookstone Completes Renos for NH Bldgs. McCormack Building Reopens - Goody, Clancy Architects - Suffolk Construction CM Educational Facilities Mass. College of Art and Design Residence Hall Suffolk Edu CM - ADD Inc Project Architect Acella Selected for Thayer Projects

SMPS Boston Annual Awards Features Copley Wolff Takes on Boston Streetscapes Davis Street Arts Magnet School on Schedule Facilities Gardner Tops Off New Wing Autiello to Construct Med Off Bldg - Vision 3 Architects Montville Chooses Kaestle Boos Elliot at River’s Edge - Involves Hampshire Fire Protection Co Erland Gets Cobham Renovation - Design Science Architects New Courthouse Dedicated Keith P. Hemingway Architect - TLT Construction GC


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High-Profile Monthly’s 2010 Year In Review Continued from previous page Healthcare Facilities New Outpatient Surgery Center Designed by Shepley Bulfinch Walsh Brothers Completes DFCI Lab Multi Housing Needham Bank Funds Construction - Assisted Living Community Launched Erland Awarded Retreat at Union Pond - VMY Vitols Architect Green Development News RGB Wins Awards for Being Green Northeastern’s Int. Village Gold Certified - Walsh Brothers CM, Designer Kyu Sung Woo WESTON Bldg Earns LEED Gold New Energy Lab Leaves No Carbon Footprint - Designed by Flansburgh Architects Awards Watermark Achieves LEED Gold


Features KBE Ventures Leads Design-Build Team for New Armed Forces Reserve Center CBC Awards Science Park Springfield Data Center Groundbreaking Designed by Tro Jung/Brannen, MEP Cosentini Assoc. CM Skanska USA Building SMPS Awards Standard Bldrs - KBE Ventures Leads Design-Build Team Facilities Sean Brooke House Opens - Developed by Caritas Communities Lee Kennedy Tops Off JFK Library Addition RI Special Olympics Selects Autiello - Saccoccio Architects Vision 3 to Design BIG EAST HQ RI Special Olympics Selects Autiello - Saccoccio Architects Suffolk Begins BMAC Overhaul Callahan Breaks Ground on Care Ctr - The Architectural Team Architect Design Exchange to Open - Lerner Ladds + Bartels Relocates

Foundations Underway for TownePlace - Pro Con Architect and CM GZA Gets Bridge Contract Harry R. Feldman Completes Scan Hampshire Fire Protection Projects TMS Chosen for Country Club Reno Framing Complete for New Apts - Pro Con Architect and GC Essex Completing Auto Dealership John R. Perry Architect Erland Completes Avid Office Reno - Maugel Architects Queen’s Univ Library Opens - Designed by Shepley Bulfinch September Cover Story: Howe Manning Topping OffEducational Facilities RFWalsh Collaborative Partners PM, CTA Construction Hampshire Fire Begins Keene School SEPTEMBER Project - Designed by Marinace Architects Bird’s Eye View Shows North Branch Has Lots Pinkerton Academy Bldg Under Way - Eckman Happening at School Campus CM - Designed by Marinace Features Green Alumni Center Completed Eckman GC HED: CTA Construction Builds Green Schools Designed by Weller & Michal Taunton High School and The Parker Middle EYP Designs Academic Building School – The Next 40 Years Four Summer Projects for Cutler R.I. Public Transit Authority New Paratransit Music Hall Restoration Continues - TMS Project Operations Center Opens - Designed by RGB Architect Boston Preservation Alliance 2010 Preservation Pinkerton Academy Bldg Under Way - Eckman Achievement Awards CM - Designed by Marinace CARITAS Project Award to Hershey Cancer Institute Healthcare Facilities Focus: Educational Facilities Translational Medicine: by Kevin Sulliva Colantonio Upgrades Russell School Green Development News Gordon College Reno - Pro Con Architect/ CM Carlson Orchards Solar Installation - Lighthouse BWK GC for Phillips Academy Reno Electrical Teams with Kelleher Architects and Ellenzweig Designs U of Kentucky Bldg kWind Bowdoin Const. Breaks Ground for Campus Ctr Green Communities Receive Grants - Designed by Dario ARC Project Earns LEED Silver - Shawmut GC BRPH at Tufts School of Medicine - Cannon Awards Design Architect. Rhino Receives SMPS MCA Delphi Renovates Sage School Michael Reilly Honored with Top SMPS Award HMFH New School Projects IPI Partnering Awards Rochester Memorial School - Pre-Cast Panel Senate Construction Commended Construction Stephen Johnson Receives AIA Medal S/L/A/M Designs Stonehill Bldg Design Students Team Up with Mexican Village

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

A. Murphy Completes Renovation

Cruz Elec. at Hamilton Canal District Lowell, MA – NECA contractor Cruz Electric of Woburn is on schedule for an April 2011 completion of the electrical construction of Lowell’s Hamilton Canal District revitalization project. When complete, the structures in the project will include a 260,000sf

courthouse, 725 housing units, 350,000sf of office space and R&D, 50,000sf of retail and restaurants, 900,000sf parking garage, and three open space parks. Cruz is managing a field crew of 18 electricians.

TMS Opens Provident Bank

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Portsmouth, NH - A new addition to The Provident Bank’s family, the sixth Provident Bank designed by TMS Architects, opened for business in November. TMS Architects has been working with The Provident Bank since 2002 when the firm transformed an old Friendly’s Restaurant in Newburyport into a branch bank that evoked the area’s rich historic architectural heritage. Generous use of exterior and The exterior of the new Provident Bank is clearly interior windows fill the interior influenced by New England architecture spaces with abundant light, and a consistent palette of white wood trim, bright colors, and comfortable fur- mentally friendly features such as recycled nishings reinforce the residential character. and renewable building materials, Energy The exterior is clearly influenced by Star-rated windows, and highly efficient New England architecture with details such mechanical systems. In addition to TMS Architects, the as arbors, brackets, lattice, columns and design and construction team included shutters used as the basis for the architecScadd, Inc. of Rye, Jones & Beach Engitural palette. neers of Stratham, and Britton ConstrucThe bank was also able to take adtion of Newbury, Mass. vantage of energy-efficient and environ-

Boston - NECA contractor A. Murphy, Inc. recently completed the renovation of the World Trade Center’s 25,000sf Harborview Ballroom space on an aggressive project schedule. The project scope included complete demolition of the existing space, back to core and shell construction, and the installation of a new power distribution system. The Hanover-based contractor installed extensive specialty lighting and energy-efficient lighting control systems, including Newly renovated Harborview Ballroom daylight harvesting systems and ballroom space features seven motorized Lutron Dimming Systems, providawnings. ing multiple levels of control. Installations for and integration with The scope also included the installation of fire alarm systems and a data center. two electrical closets were also integral to The exterior of the World Trade Center’s the contractor’s work on the project.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

RDK Completes Johnson & Wales Bldg. Autiello Begins Bank Renovations Designed by Saccoccio & Associates

82,000sf with Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Providence, RI - RDK Engineers has completed work on the new Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson and Wales University in Providence. RDK joined forces with Tsoi/Kobus & Associates and provided MEP/FP design and construction administration services for the new 82,000sf teaching facility located on the university’s Harborside campus. RDK kept the needs of the growing student body in mind while working on the Center for Culinary Excellence, which includes everything culinary students could need to master their craft. The new facility includes 20 kitchens, each specially equipped for diverse hands-on culinary activities such as chocolate making, pastry baking, brewing and wine tasting; three dining rooms; several walk-in coolers; classroom spaces; and numerous faculty and administrative offices. The facility will be submitted for

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Recently completed Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson and Wales University LEED Silver certification and includes sustainable design elements such as storm water harvesting for plumbing and VAV exhaust hoods in the kitchens. In addition, the RDK team conducted energy modeling to optimize energy performance.

Channel Begins Holloway Reno Greenland, NH - Channel Building Company of Wilmington, Mass. has entered into an agreement with Holloway Automotive for the interior renovation of its dealership located at 309 Portsmouth Avenue in Greenland. Improvements to the original 26,000sf building will consist of 6,000sf of interior space being updated with all new floor tiles, extensive millwork for the sales area, all natural beechwood fin-

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Ashforth Stamford Sq. Reno Under Way Designed by Roger Ferris + Partners

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Front view of Stamford Square Stamford, CT - The Ashforth Company has launched an extensive $12 million capital improvement and amenities program at Stamford Square, located at 3001 Summer Street. The property consists of 287,070sf of office space on eight floors with four levels of underground parking, and is managed by Ashforth. Designed by Roger Ferris + Partners of Westport, the extensive improvements will implement LEED construction standards and include a striking, new modern lobby, state-of-the-art elevators, new bathrooms and tenant common areas, a new environmentally friendly and energy-efficient HVAC system, enhanced landscaping, new

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property identity and directional signage, and contemporary façade enhancements. “We have earmarked spring 2011 as the expected completion date,” said Andrew B. Ashforth, co-CEO of The Ashforth Company and CEO of A.P. Construction. Phase 1 of the two-phase, $12 million capital improvement plan is near completion. This phase includes the construction of the new fitness facility and a major redesign of the main street level access of the parking garage and traffic pattern. Phase 2, the most prominent of the extensive projects, is now beginning. The building’s current two-lobby layout will undergo a complete redesign and restoration to feature one expansive 4,400sf lobby. The project will blend some of the finest architectural components, finishes and styles to create a more updated, inviting introduction to the building. The centerpiece of the redesigned lobby will be a stunning, 144-foot-long back-lit, wood feature wall that spans the length of the entire lobby from east and west elevator lobby cores and running behind the concierge desk.

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Digital rendering of the new health and students services building at North Shore Community College courtesy of DiMella Shaffer Danvers, MA - RDK Engineers will provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services for what is expected to be the first state-owned Zero-Net Energy Building (ZNEB) in Massachusetts. RDK will work with DiMella Shaffer Architects on a new health and students services building at North Shore Community College (NSCC) in Danvers. The new building is currently under construction and will allow NCSS to consolidate its health profession programs, enrollment service center, and student support services center under one roof.

A building is classified as a ZNEB if the amount of energy produced on-site is equal to or greater than the amount of energy consumed on a yearly basis. The three-story, 60,000sf health and student services building will include the following energy-efficient features: geothermal wells for heating and cooling; chilled beams and energy recovery ventilation; roof-mounted photovoltaic systems; high-performing HVAC systems; and natural day lighting and controls that adjust lights based on daylight. The building is expected to earn LEED Gold certification.

December, 2010


High-Profile: PCINE News

More Than Just a Parking Garage Warwick, RI - Warwick now has a transportation hub offering one place for travelers to access planes, trains, buses, and automobiles. This intermodal facility opened on October 27, 2010 and is aptly called INTERLINK. It consists of an improved airport terminal building connected by a 1,200-foot skywalk to a six-level multifunctional parking garage. Making the T.F. Green Airport more than just an airport, it is a central station where travelers go for a variety of transportation choices. The six level garage is the essential key to integrating all the other modes of transportation. At just over a million sf with 3,200 parking spaces, it houses all rental car operations including vacuuming and car wash bays and the first elevated fueling platforms in the country. Car rental parking has 1,800 spaces and 800 spaces for commuters. The train runs through the ground floor of the parking structure incorporating a precast concrete platform that is integrated into the building. The garage includes access to buses for the Rhode Island Transportation Authority. Connecting the airport to the garage is a 35 foot high skywalk that is totally enclosed with both a walkway and moving sidewalks. Last but not least is the space allotted for “Kiss and Ride,” short-term parking for

Warwick, acted as architect and engineer for the project. Gilbane Building Co. was the contractor. When is a parking garage more than a parking garage? When it is the INTERLINK, Rhode Island transportation hub. This is more than a new facility; it is a plan that is being closely watched by other airports looking to become more traveler friendly, it is a plan for the future.

commuter pick-up and drop-off. This multifunction garage accommodates all the essential needs of the traveler in one well thought out structure. On top of its functionality, it is energy efficient and Green. Recycled construction materials were used including steel, aluminum, and fly ash in the precast concrete. All 3,390 pieces of precast concrete were produced regionally by Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. of Branford, Conn. Energy-efficient elements include lighting motion sensors, photo cells, and time switches, energy-efficient elevators; and water conserving restrooms. Jacobs Edwards & Kelcey of

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More than just a parking garage . . . a Plan for the Future. Interlink in Warwick, RI is a transportation hub which includes a 6-level multifunctional parking garage that offers one place for travelers to access planes, trains, busses and automobiles. The structure is sustainable, low-maintenance, and energy efficient with it’s lighting (motion sensors, photo cells and time switches), elevators and water conserving restrooms. Commuter trains run conveniently through the ground floor of the parking structure. • 3,200 total parking spaces including 1,800 car rental parking spaces; 800 Commuter parking spaces; “Kiss and Ride” short-term parking for commuter pick-up and drop off • Bus access for Rhode Island Transportation Authority. 3,390 precast concrete pieces — manufactured, delivered and erected by Blakeslee Prestress, Inc.

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Awards

Striving for Excellence in Construction by Kyle Reagan and Greg Beeman Even during the toughest of economic times, the members of ABC Massachusetts constantly strive for excellence in all they do. For our companies, excellence is not just an end goal; pursuing it every day is a way of life, as is exemplified by this year’s Excellence in Construction Award (EICA) Kyle Reagan winners. We are proud to have 13 award winning projects that demonstrate the diversity, versatility, and craftsmanship of the merit shop contractors that make up our association. From public safety facilities, to veterinary isolation wards, to wind turbines atop Mount Wachusett, this year’s award-winning proj-

ects represent a wide spectrum of construction excellence. In an effort to recognize emerging talent in the area of sustainable construction, ABC will also be presenting three “ABC Green Awards” for the second year in a row to project teams who delivered expert craftsmanship that was also environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Despite the fact that the construction marketplace is not as strong as we would like it, it is incumbent on our industry to take a moment to stop and recognize the great work being done by the men and women of the merit shop community. Posters of this year’s award-winning projects were displayed in the Design Gallery during the Build Boston exhibit at the Seaport World Trade Center. We hope you took a moment to stop by to learn more about these projects as part of your Build Boston experience. Kyle Reagan is the chairman and Greg Beeman is the president of Associated Builders and Contractors.

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Electrical – Commercial/Industrial Over $1M Award of Eagle Interstate Electrical Services Corp., Billerica Project: Weston Corporate Center, Weston Architect: Evans Heintages Architects Owner: Boston Properties • This was a core/shell project that converted an old industrial brown field site and quarry into a 450,000sf, LEED Gold certified office for Biogen. • The aggressive schedule included 3D coordination of the MEP trades, with a significant electrical component. • Judges’ Comments: Interstate’s excellence clash detection work prevented serious problems from hampering this project. Electrical – Commercial/Industrial Over $1M Award of Merit & Green Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc., Norwood Project: Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Oak Bluffs Architect: Thomas, Miller, & Partners, PLLC Engineer: J.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc. Owner: Martha’s Vineyard Hospital • The PEC Team performed all the electrical work on this 91,318sf expansion, addition, and renovation to the existing Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. • From preconstruction through final acceptance, the project lasted for roughly 26 months and utilized nearly 30,000 man-hours. • Judges’ Comments: There are few challenges like the challenges of working on the Vineyard, and Professional Electric surpassed them all.


Mechanical - Commercial/Industrial Over $1M Award of Merit Sagamore Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Weymouth Project: Shire HGT Project Atlas, Lexington Engineer: CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc. Client: Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc. • The size of this project is a fourstory, 196,744sf facility that houses central utilities, a manufacturing and JIT warehouse, and administrative offices. • Sagamore self-performed 100% of the labor. • Judges’ Comments: Sagamore’s capability was demonstrated by its commitment to run double shifts to meet the demands of this large scale project.

Public Works Award of Eagle Methuen Construction Co., Inc. Salem, N.H. Project: 1.5 MW Wind Turbines Princeton Municipal Light Engineer: Goldsmith, Prest, & Ringwall, Inc. Owner: Princeton Municipal Light Department • Two 215 foot, 1,500 (KW) wind turbines sit atop beautiful Mount Wachusett, creating an annual energy out put of 9,000,000 kilo watt hours. • The Methuen Team self-performed 75% of the project’s total labor. • Judges’ Comments: It takes a high skill level to meet the challenge of accessing a difficult site. Continued on page 24

December, 2010


High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Awards

Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc. The professionals at PEC have the expertise to deliver first-rate work on everything from a 350,000sf design-build warehouse to an IMAX theatre. That’s because we have an experienced, stable workforce that includes many long-term Associates. We expect the best, so we hire only the best. Your PEC team has the confidence and know-how to rise to the challenge, project after project. Proud recipient of the ABC MA Merit Award for Electrical Commercial/Industrial construction over $1 million for its work at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital project

Awards Recieved: • Two ABC MA Building Green Awards for outstanding achievement in Green/Sustainable Construction, in conjunction with the Martha’s Vineyard project. • ABC MA Spirit Award for its work at Springfield College’s Richard Flynn Campus Union Center. These Awards are a testament to all concerted efforts of teamwork and never waning focus on the “5s” program, (Strategy / Standardize / Stay Safe / Superior Customer Relationships / Sustainability) of the entire PEC family and proof positive that PEC is a leader in the Commercial Electrical Construction Industry.

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Awards

Dellbrook, EA Fish, and The Architectural Team Convert Bourne Mill Fall River, MA - The Bourne Mill, once the largest cotton mill in the world, has been transformed into 166 mixed income housing units which are 95% occupied after years of neglect. This remarkable conversion project encompassed 186,808sf within seven different buildings, comprising a total project value of $29 million and a project duration of 16 months. “In a society that so quickly disregards the old to make way for the latest and greatest fads, it is exciting to be involved with bringing back one of our area’s elder statesmen that provided employment for so many in the region,” said Mike Fish, president of Dellbrook Construction. “It is especially gratifying to now give the Bourne

Mill its well-deserved care that we strongly feel increases the character of the communities in which it stands.” Dellbrook Construction recently won an Eagle and Green Award in the ABC “Excellence in Construction Award” competition. This was one of the first LEED certifiable mill conversion projects in the country. “Innovations included Dellbrook devising methods to test the old-growth long-leaf yellow pine beams that were previously in place,” commented the ABC judges, “An array of innovative solutions were utilized to analyze and restore this once crumbling structure.”

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Dellbrook won an Eagle and Green Award for its Bourne Mill conversion. Because certain components of the structure were rotted, there was extensive testing to determine the structural integrity of the timber beams throughout the mill. Through the experience of renovating 10 to 12 mill buildings, the professionals of Dellbrook had developed unique handson knowledge of the structural soundness of the old-growth long-leaf yellow pine beams and had a differing opinion of the amount of beams that could be salvaged to retain its historic composition without compromising the structural integrity of the buildings. “Dellbrook devised an innovative method of performing load tests which were conducted in accordance with the building code by loading beams with 55,000 lbs, then measuring the deflection and rebound of each,” stated Tom Reed, EA Fish VP of field operations. “These tests were con-

ducted with the CMU blocks which were later used to construct the elevator shafts in the buildings. This exercise resulted in the savings of $600,000 and a victory of real world construction over theoretical engineering concepts.” “What first attracted my father to Bourne Mill is that it has an amazing waterfront location next to Cook Pond, the property is right on the MassachusettsRhode Island border with portions in both Fall River, Massachusetts and Tiverton, Rhode Island,” continued Fish. “With mills, he generally looked for good bones or structural integrity, interesting industrial aesthetics, and historical architectural features that translate to interesting living spaces – and in Bourne Mill he found all of these features.”

We are proud of our association with ABC and their dedicated member subcontractors. We are looking forward to many more successful projects. Together we went back in time and created something very special, a historic achievement. One of the earliest LEED Certifiable Mill Restoration Projects in the Country. We along with TAT and EAF are pleased to receive the Eagle & Green Awards for this historic project. Ed Dann Business Development Director 536 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184 edann@dellbrook.com




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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Awards Other Specialty Construction Award of Merit EnviroVantage, Epping, NH Project: Phillips Exeter Academy – Central Boiler Plant (Phase 1) Architect: Harvey Construction Owner: Phillips Exeter Academy • Phase 1 began with the removal of asbestos from thousands of linear feet from live steam pipes as well as in and around several boilers. • The EnviroVantage team encountered a serious dilemma stemming from the sheer heat of the live pipes that melted the workers’ glove bags and equipment. • Judges’ Comments: Detailed demolition work while maintaining full functionality is no easy task.

Healthcare Over $10 M Award of Eagle Erland Construction, Inc., Burlington Project: The Leonard Florence Center for Living, Chelsea, Mass. Architect: DiMella Shaffer Associates Owner: The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Foundation • This $25.2 million facility is the first skilled nursing facility built in Massachusetts in 13 years. • The building was surrounded by wetlands; an existing, occupied senior living community; a busy, public roadway; and an operational warehouse all within 20 feet of the new building. • Judges’ Comments: The Erland team worked diligently to erect the new building within close proximity to other facilities and an overall very tight site.

Commercial/Institutional/Industrial Over $5 M Award of Merit & Spirit Erland Construction, Inc., Burlington, Mass. Project: Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, Springfield Architect: Symms Maini & McKee Associates Owner: Springfield College • Totaling 58,500sf, this building is now the hub for student services and activities at Springfield College. • This $17.5 million structure was built as an addition to the existing beverage center that was built in the 1950s. • Judges’ Comments: The contractor kept an exceptional log on this complex project and proved adept at meeting unforeseen challenges.

Electrical – Commercial/Industrial Over $1M Award of Merit C.E. Floyd Company, Inc., Bedford, Mass. Project: Hospital for Large Animals Ward at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Architect: Gregory J. O’Connor Associates, Inc. Owner: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University • This animal isolation ward is the only one of its kind in the New England region and operates on a 24x7 basis for both clinical and research work. • C.E. Floyd encountered a large outcropping of undetected ledge that required alternative methods of removal due to the underground oxygen lines and utilities. • Judges’ Comments: This project demanded the contractor use special care for the health, safety, and well-being of the animals … C.E. Floyd got it done. Continued on page 26

Commercial/Industrial Over $1M

ABC Excellence in Construction Merit Award Winner Isolation Ward at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Architect: Gregory J. O’Connor Associates

Award of Eagle JM Coull, Inc. Project: ASML Extreme Ultraviolet Cleanroom Architect: H & R Design, Inc. Owner: ASML US, Inc. • This project began with the excavation of a 70-ft. by 30-ft. by 12-ft pit, which necessitated the underpinning of the original structure. • Half the overall space needed to be finished and certified as an ISO Class 6 cleanroom so the owner could begin using it before the project was complete. • Judges’ Comments: Twenty-five changes on the fly tested the contractor’s ability to shift on the fly…and J.M. Coull passed with flying colors.

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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Awards Renovation Award of Merit CTA Construction Co., Inc. Boston Project: Massport State Police Headquarters Architect: SEA Consultants, Inc. Owner: Massachusetts Port Authority • This $10.7 million project consisted of a 50,000sf renovation of a partially occupied 75,000sf office building at Logan Airport. • The CTA team met weekly with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to review security protocols. • Judges’ Comments: Working successfully at Logan Airport with heavy security constraints and 24x7 traffic is no easy task.

Historical Restoration Over $1M Award of Eagle & Green Dellbrook Construction, LLC, Braintree, Mass. Project: Bourne Mill Apartments, Tiverton, R.I. Architect: The Architectural Team (TAT) Owner: Bourne Mills Rentals Market, LLC • The historic Bourne Mill was originally a textile mill built in 1881. The renovation encompassed seven different buildings and over 186,000sf. • Innovations included Dellbrook devising methods to test the old growth long leaf yellow pine beams that were previosuly in place. • Judges’ Comments: An array of innovative solutions were utilized to analyze and restore this once crumbling structure.

Public Works Award of Eagle & Green CTA Construction Co., Inc. Boston Project: Lexington DPW – Samuel Hadley Public Services Building Architect: HTK Architects, Inc. Owner: Town of Lexington • This project involved the demolition of the existing facility and the construction of a new 87,000sf facility. • This building is the first LEED Silver certified DPW Building in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. • Judges’ Comments: CTA overcame the discovery of undetected hazardous material by communicating effectively with their client as well as Mass. DEP and site workers.

Residential Award of Merit CTA Construction Co., Inc. Boston Project: Capen Court Senior Housing, Somerville Architect: CSS Architects Incorporated Owner: Somerville Housing Authority • This project included the pre-engineered modular building construction of a four story, 91,000sf senior housing facility in the City of Somerville, which featured the assembly of 157 separate modular units. • CTA dealt with a strict timeline on this project to accommodate the relocation of a 60-inch MWRA water main. • Judges’ Comments: A first-rate outcome that resolved the challenges of coordinating with the MWRA on a limited site.

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors Massachusetts Chapter is proud to recognize The winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards at Build Boston 2010. C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.


Dellbrook Construction, LLC

Eagle & Green



Erland Construction, Inc.

Merit & Spirit

Erland Construction, Inc.


CTA Construction Co., Inc.


CTA Construction Co., Inc.


CTA Construction Co., Inc.

Eagle & Green

Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc.

Merit & Green

Interstate Electrical Services Corp.


J.M. Coull, Inc.


Methuen Construction Co., Inc.


Sagamore Plumbing & Heating, Inc.


We were pleased to recognize these winners at Build Boston. Congratulations to all involved! Look for the ABC Excellence in Construction display at Build Boston. Associated Builders and Contractors – Massachusetts Chapter 200 Wheeler Road, Burlington MA 01803 www.abcma.org www.high-profile.com

December, 2010


High-Profile Feature: Homewood Suites Hotel

Timberline Construction GC for New Homewood Suites Hotel Archetype Architects


anton MA - Timberline Construction, with offices in Canton, is the general contractor for a 98-room Homewood Suites Hotel being built in Canton. This four-story, 80,000sf hotel project is located at 50 Royall Street, just off exit 2B on Route 93 north. Situated on 2.3 acres, this project is under construction with a completion date scheduled for June 2011. A project of this size is a hopeful sign that the economy is starting to swing toward a recovery from the downturn that has affected the construction sector very hard over the past three years. Timberline Construction performs much of the sitework and carpentry using local labor. The majority of subcontractors are from the greater Boston area. The suite concept for hotel design is gaining in popularity with business travelers and families visiting the area. There are a combination of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, each with a kitchen. There is an indoor swimming pool, spa, and exercise room that is very popular with guests. The Canton location makes it easy to visit vacation destinations in both the city of Boston, the seacoast, or the mountains to the west and north. Six units located on the first and second floors have handicap accessible bathrooms, and many of the units have access to adjoining rooms to accommodate very large families or groups visiting the area.

Rendering of new Homewood Suites There is a centrally located laundry room on the first floor as well as a very comfortable sitting area with gas fired fireplaces that afford the homestyle amenities that families are seeking. An executive center with computer work stations and conference capability are also located on the first floor that is a plus for the business travelers to our area. The exterior is a combination of brick accents, hardy plank siding, and E.F.I.S. (exterior finish and insulation sys-

tem) around windows and parapets. This design gives the feel of a high-end residential complex rather than the usual hotel model. A gabled roof with architectural asphalt shingles continues to enhance the homestyle look. The front entry is accented by large columns that also bring a very welcoming feel to the structure. Ron Kendall, president of Buffalo Lodging Associates that owns and operates 38 hotels throughout the Northeast and in Florida, said, “This will be the seventh Homewood Suites in our portfolio. The hotel is designed for upscale extended stay guests who anticipate being in the area on assignment for several days, weeks, or months and the hotel provides a breakfast buffet and social hour for patrons.�

Archetype Architects of Portland, Maine is the architect. Partner Bill Hopkins worked as the partner-in-charge for the Homewood Suites, and associate architect Kevin Gough serves as the project architect. Timberline Construction is a full service general contractor and construction management firm located in Canton. It has a varied portfolio that includes work in sectors that include retail establishments, restaurants, wireless telecommunications installations, commercial, healthcare, higher education, and hospitality. Timberline Construction began operations in 2002. Today Timberline Construction has gross revenues of $25 million with 85 fulltime employees.

Homewood Suites under construction. Completion date is scheduled for June 2011.

Project Team for Homewood Suites

Architect - Archetype Architects General Contractor - Timberline Construction Corporation Structural Engineer - Veitas & Veitas Engineers, Inc. Civil Engineer - J.K. Holmgren Engineering, Inc. Electrical - DiNucci Electrical Corp.


December, 2010


High-Profile: Awards

2010 BOMA Boston Awards

Autodesk project Wins Award Designed by KlingStubbins

Cambridge, MA - The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design announced that Kling (l-r): Dana Warren, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and 2010 BOMA Boston PresiStubbins’ design of the Audent; Shelbi LaValley, Kate Powers and Philip Boccalatte of CB Richard Ellis – New todesk AEC Headquarters England who took home the TOBY Award in the Over 1 Million SF category for One Beacon Street; and James “Zeke” Sawayer, CB Richard Ellis - New England who took in Waltham was a recipient of a 2010 Green GOOD home the Executive Engineer of the Year Award. DESIGN Award. Boston – The Building Owners and Designed by KlingSManagers Association of Boston – BOMA tubbins and constructed by – (a division of the Greater Boston Real Tocci Building CorporaEstate Board) hosted its annual BOMA tion, Autodesk’s Waltham Boston TOBY and Industry Awards in Nofacility was an interior vember. retrofit project of an existThe Office Building of the Year ing 61,000sf speculative (TOBY) Awards recognize excellence in office building that earned building operation and property manage46 LEED credit points, ment. exceeding the 42-credit 2010 BOMA level required for PlatiBoston Industry Award Winners: num rating. To earn LEED • BOMA Boston Executive of the YearPlatinum status, project Dennis Callahan, Colliers Meredith & stakeholders implemented Award winning Autodesk AEC Headquarters. Grew sustainable design, digital • Property Manager of the Year Suburban (l): Tom Coates, Building Technology design-to-fabrication, and Year Award from Interior Design MagaDon Domoretsky, Jones Lang LaSalle Engineers, who took home the award for integrated project delivery (IPD) as part of zine in its “Eco” category, a BIM Award • Engineer of the Year Alex Sutelman, CB Affiliate Company of the Year; and John an overall building information modeling Citation from the American Institute of ArRichard Ellis -New England Sullivan, CB Richard Ellis – New England, (BIM) process. chitects, and a Good Design is Good Busi• Property Manager of the Year, Low Rise Affiliate Awards Chair. 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December, 2010


High-Profile: Awards

Wilber School Apartments Best Historic Rehabilitation with New Construction Boston - The new, mixed-income Wilber School Apartments recently earned national recognition for both sustainable design and historic preservation. Days after the US Green Building Council awarded the project a Gold certification under the LEED-for-Homes program, the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) named it the Best Historic Rehabilitation Involving New Construction at the 2010 J. Timothy “Timmy” Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.

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The project’s architect, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, and its developers, Beacon Communities LLC and Frontier Enterprises Inc., accepted the award at the NH&RA’s Fall Developers Forum event in Boston. Named for a pioneer in the adaptive reuse of historic structures, the “Timmy Awards” primarily honor rehabilitation projects using federal historic tax credits. A multi-disciplinary, national panel of judges scores projects based on overall design and quality, interpretation and respect of historic elements, innovative construction and building materials, impact on the community, sustainability and market success.

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LEED for Homes is the preeminent national certification program for homes designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient as well as healthy and durable for occupants. Among other criteria, Wilber School Apartments’ Gold-level certification was based on comprehensive Home Energy Rating System (HERS) testing through the Energy Star program and on-site technical inspections. Recognition from NH&RA and USGBC reflects the Wilber team’s commitment to sustainable design, historic preservation, and high residential quality in the conversion of a long-shuttered, historically significant community school

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Awards

Payette Receives Architecture Award

Award winning broadcasting studio

North Branch Awarded For NPR Studio Concord, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. was the recipient of an award at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Chapter - Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony held at the Capitol Center of the Arts in Concord.

North Branch was honored to receive the “Excellence in Construction” award in the Commercial Under $2 million category for New Hampshire Public Radio’s new broadcasting studio in Concord.

Jonathan Halle Awarded Concord, NH - Warrenstreet Architect’s managing cooperative member Jonathan Halle was the recipient of New Hampshire Business Review’s Business Excellence Award in the Professional Service category. Halle was nominated for his accomplishments in the design field along with his many community service projects.

Boston - Payette, a leading architectural design firm specializing in complex buildings for academic teaching, medical and scientific research, and healthcare, announced that the firm received a 2010 Brick in Architecture Award for its design for the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The project was recognized as a bronze winner in the Warren Jagger Photography educational category. The Integrated Sciences Building at U Mass Amherst. Drawing upon the material palette from Durability and ease of maintenance is neighboring buildings, the ISB’s brick fa- of paramount importance to the University çades both recognize their context and ex- of Massachusetts, and it set a construction press a forward-looking spirit, and banding goal that this project be a “100 year buildis used as a device to mitigate the scale of a ing,” which is met by the longevity and ducontemporary laboratory building relative rability of brick cavity wall construction. to smaller adjacent historic structures. Completed in the fall of 2009, the In keeping with their functions, the new 150,000gsf Integrated Sciences Buildlaboratory (west) wing’s windows are ing fosters interaction and collaboration uniform and precise, while the classroom between students and research faculty in (north) wing’s irregular window pattern various areas of scientific study. The projexpresses the varied nature of its diverse ect is located in the heart of the campus spaces. The concourse’s curtainwall and close to the existing biology and chemistry terracotta façade celebrates the tectonics of facilities. building an energy-friendly, high-performance façade.

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

MVPC Selects Meridian for Evaluation Syska Hennessy Gets LEED Platinum Studies11 Landfill Sites in Nine Communities

New York - Syska Hennessy Group, a consulting, engineerBeverly, MA - The ing and commissioning firm, anMerrimack Valley Planning nounced that its project, the CooCommission (MVPC) has per Union for the Advancement of selected Meridian AssociScience and Art, in New York City ates, Inc.to evaluate 11 landwas recently awarded LEED Platifill sites within nine MVPC num certification. member communities for The school wanted the new potential development of space to help position its academic wind power and groundprograms for the future; to renew mounted solar photovoltaics its urban campus; and to revital(PV). The MVPC is seeking ize the community centered on to help communities deter41 Cooper Square, establishing a Cooper Union exterior the first academic building in mine the viability of reusing sustainable financial infrastrucNYC to achieve LEED Platinum. their closed landfills as deture for the institution. The result Renewable power generation could help cut energy costs. velopment sites for renewis a new, nine-story, 175,000sf mentally friendly design. The structure able power generation that assessments to determine if any of the building on Third Avenue which facilitates houses space for academic laboratories, could help cut municipal energy costs. landfills have a “fatal flaw” that would pre- teaching and learning with greater comfort, studios, classrooms, science, research, and This ground-breaking regional ini- clude the development of either wind or PV through its energy efficient and environ- public spaces. tiative is designed to provide local leaders at the sites. objective technical expertise, advice, and Based on the results, community guidance on the potential for renewable en- leaders will be in a position to make inergy projects in their communities. formed, “fact-based” decisions about the Bridgeport, CT - Aggressive re- dent of Viking Construction. “As newer, For each of the nine MVPC com- costs and benefits of investing in renewcycling, water and energy conservation greener products, services and business munities, Meridian Associates will pro- able energy projects at their landfills. and sustainable practices are among the practices began to enter our industry we vide site, regulatory, and power generation many “green” criteria fulfilled by Viking were able to step up our sustainability efConstruction, Inc. to become a Certified forts even more. This is something that Green Contractor, as designated by the is important to our company and to our national Associated Builders and Con- clients, and we are proud to receive this On the cover of our Green Supplement , the caption for the Munro Solar tractors (ABC) association. recognition.” project should have read: . “We have traditionally managed The ABC created its Green ConSolar Installation LLC installed Spectrum Lighting’s Solar Array. Munro our resources very carefully so as not to tractor Certification program to set forDistributing’s solar division supplied all the components and designed it along with waste energy, materials, or our clients’ mal standards within the construction Solar Installation. money,” said Anthony Gaglio, Sr., presiindustry. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Erland Completes Fay School Project Teams up with S/L/A/M Southborough, MA – Erland Construction of Burlington recently completed the new 35,000sf Primary School building for the Fay School in Southborough. As part of this project, Erland also renovated the existing Steward Dormitory into a new Wellness Center. Primary School at the Fay School These two projects make Phase 2 reunited the Phase 1 team up the second phase of the School’s master plan for construction – Erland Construction, architecture firm on campus. The first phase, built by Erland, S/L/A/M Collaborative, and owner’s representative Pinck & Co. The new 35,000sf was completed in the spring of 2009. The construction included a new Primary School building, which opened wastewater treatment plant, a maintenance this fall, serves pre-kindergarten, kinderbuilding, a new ceremonial entrance to the garten, and grades one and two. Both pre-k campus, and two LEED Gold village-style and kindergarten are new grades for Fay, and the building also allows for the expanfaculty/student dormitories. sion of the existing grades one and two. The new Primary School building will apply for LEED Silver certification. The first floor of the existing Steward Dormitory was converted to the new Wellness Center. To accommodate the Wellness Center, the students residing in the Steward Dorm were moved into the dorms completed in Phase 1. The new 8,500sf Wellness Center has upgraded patient rooms, classrooms, and a faculty apartment; a new elevator, clock tower, hardscape, and main entry were also added. Classroom in the Primary School

Suffolk and Payette Top Off URI Kingston, RI - Suffolk Construction Company and architectural design firm Payette recently joined Rhode Island dignitaries and university officials to celebrate the topping off of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Dignitaries participating in the topping out ceremony at URI’s new College of Pharmacy are from left, Edward building. Rudnic, who holds three degrees from URI’s College of Designed by Payette Pharmacy; Robert A. Weygand, URI vice president for and constructed by Suffolk administration and finance; Donald L. Carcieri, Rhode Construction, the University Island governor; David M. Dooley, URI president; Ray of Rhode Island is pursuing M. DiPasquale, R.I. commissioner of higher education; LEED Silver certification for Ronald P. Jordan, dean of the URI College of Pharmacy the 145,000sf facility. and Solomon A. Solomon, member of the Board of This new $75 million faGovernors for Higher Education. cility will allow the complete College of Pharmacy to be classrooms, research laboratories, faculty, under one roof for the first time and will staff and administrative offices, and outhouse college teaching laboratories and reach programs. Reflecting the program’s commitment to a clinical-based teaching regimen, a major component of the project includes a working patient clinic where students will gain hands-on experience. The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy project is expected to be completed in December 2011. It is the second major part of the new health and life science district in the northern Rendering copyright: Payette portion of the campus. URI’s new College of Pharmacy

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Erland Starts School Project

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Fenn School new performance center Concord, MA - Erland Construction to complete the building next fall. was recently awarded the new 16,000sf Situated in the center of the campus, meeting and performance hall for the Fenn the new meeting and performance hall will School in Concord. A groundbreaking cer- feature a 458-seat theater, two large band emony was held to kick off the project. and music classrooms, and large multiTeaming with Imai Keller Moore Ar- purpose areas. chitects of Watertown, Erland is scheduled

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Longmeadow, MA - The town of Longmeadow has selected a construction manager at risk services contract for its new $60 million high school and renovation project. The architect is OMR Architects. Joslin Lesser + Associates, Inc will serve as the owner’s project manager. The project will include a new 185,000sf high school, which will tie into the 1971 portion of the current Longmeadow High School that is also being renovated as part of this project. The finished project will include academic as well as public use spaces, including an auditorium, media center, cafeteria, performance gymnasium, fitness center, and athletic fields. Design and construction will focus on creating a high performance building that will make efficient use of winter solar

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Shawmut Partners with OSHA on $56M School Boston - Shawmut Design and Construction has announced a partnership with the Andover Area Office of the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to enhance worker safety and health during the construction of the $56 million Wayland High School expansion and modernization project. The partnership will allow Shawmut

to provide OSHA’s construction safety courses to employees and subcontractors, implement an on-going site safety audit program, and facilitate training on the safe operation of materials handling equipment. The Wayland High School expansion and modernization project is currently one of two OSHA partnerships out of the Andover Area Office.

gain and day lighting in the academic wing which, with energy consumption monitoring, will exceed energy code requirements with an anticipated reduction of energy costs by 20% to 25%. During construction, an extensive waste management system will be in use for on-site recycling and reuse: HEPA vacuuming and dust protection. The ultimate goal of the Longmeadow High School project is to create a healthy learning environment that has positive impact to the taxpayer’s bottom line. The $60 million scope of work will also include the renovation and relocation of the district’s central administration offices, new parking lots, driveways, athletic fields, and extensive sitework. Gilbane Construction is construction manager. The multi-phased project will last approximately 30 months.

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

BOND Breaks Ground at FSU CBT Architects Fitchburg, MA - BOND, along with students, faculty, and staff from Fitchburg State University (FSU), celebrated the official groundbreaking of the school’s $57.3 million new science facility. The Building Division of BOND, based in Everett, will construct an addition as well as renovate the existing Condike Science Center. The project is the first new academic facility for FSU since 1963. “We understand the significance of this project and we are honored to be given this opportunity. This groundbreaking brings us one step closer to delivering a state-of-the-art facility in which FSU’s students and faculty will accomplish great things for many years to come,” said Bob Murray, president of BOND. Funding for the science center and renovations to the existing building is part of the state’s $2 billion bond bill to improve facilities at Massachusetts’s public institutions of higher education. The 55,000sf structure will provide students and faculty with biology and chemistry teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and support functions. In addition, the project will include renovations to the existing building, which provides space for physics and geophysical sciences, classrooms, and faculty offices on the 31-acre campus. BOND, along with CBT Architects of Boston, is expected to complete the combined addition and renovation by January of 2014

Wayland High School Starts Construction Designed by HMFH Architects Wayland, MA - HMFH Architects has commenced construction on the new Wayland High School. Slated for completion for the 2012 school year, the $56.2 million project includes 160,000sf of new construction and 40,000sf of renovation. KVAssociates is the owner’s project manager, and Shawmut Design and Construction is the construction manager at risk (CM-at-Risk) under Massachusetts’s new construction statute. The original Wayland High School was designed and built in the early 1960s and widely touted for its modern form – a modular, team-teaching, California-style campus of eight buildings. Thirty years after it opened, selected upgrades such as roof replacement, system repairs and new finishes were made to the facility, but the physical condition and the energy performance of the school continued to deteriorate. In 2004, HMFH Architects began working with the Wayland High School Building Committee to assess physical conditions and develop a programmatic solution that would support up to 1,100 students and the current educational program at WHS. The initial plan was rejected by the voters when the moratorium

Rendering of new Wayland High School. on state funding was imposed. With the reinstatement of the new Massachusetts School Building Authority in 2008, project planning resumed with an educational visioning session involving a wide range of community stakeholders. The resulting educational plan combines new construction with renovation in a three-building campus that includes an academic building and a commons building linked by an open courtyard, and renovation of the existing 40,000sf field house. Consistent with the initial educational concept, the new academic building groups general classrooms and informal small learning spaces in four flexible clusters around the central media center and seminar classroom with tiered seating. The adjacent commons building, in addition to the 600-seat auditorium and student dining commons, includes a music suite, art studios, “fab” lab, and fitness studio. The

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December, 2010


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Walsh Brothers CM for BC Project Acella Breaks Ground on Fitness Ctr Ai3 Architect

Tsoi Kobus Architects Boston - Walsh Brothers, Inc., will serve as construction manager on the Boston College Stokes Hall project at Boston College. Three generations of the Walsh family have built projects on the Boston College campus over the past 100+ years. The architect for the project was Tsoi Kobus Architects. Representing a cornerstone Photo by Tsoi Kobus Architects of Boston College’s institutional Rendering of Boston College Stokes Hall master plan, the 183,000sf Stokes consistent yet varied array of colors and Hall will house an array of student prosizes. grams and support spaces. The building Once completed, Stokes Hall will will house academic classrooms and faculserve as home to faculty offices for clasty offices that promote interaction and both sical studies, English, history, philosophy formal and informal learning opportunities. and theology. The building will also house Stokes Hall is targeted to be a LEED Gold the college of arts and sciences honors project with an expected occupancy in the program, arts and sciences service center, fall of 2012. academic advising center, and first-year Stokes Hall will consist of two buildexperience offices, as well as 36 new classings, connected by a linking bridge. rooms, common areas, a coffee shop, and The Ashlar granite facility will be conference rooms. Outdoor gardens and a built in accordance with old-world concampus plaza will be featured. struction techniques to achieve the tradiWith two active dining halls on either tional BC Gothic stone design. The buildside of the project site, sensitive abutting ing will be constructed with a solid load historic campus buildings, and residence bearing masonry wall, all the way up, as buildings, a detailed construction manageopposed to modern-day construction which ment plan was formulated to address trafuses visible steel reinforcements on each fic plans, delivery schedules, construction level. Additionally, to help maintain the work hours, noise/dust/and vibration mitiauthentic Gothic aesthetic, Walsh Brothgation strategies, pedestrian and construcers will work with the mason to ensure that tion vehicle travel routes, and utility tie in each palletized stone delivery contains a details.

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Wentworth Opens Seminar Area Boston - Wentworth Institute of Technology recently opened dedicated learning space consisting of a seminar conference area and faculty offices designed specifically for the newly launched Master of Science in Construction Management program. The program is the only one of its kind in the state. It demonstrates a commitment by industry professionals/leaders to retool their careers, especially in light of the current economic environment for construction industry. This year’s inaugural class - 28 students - is more than twice the projected Participating in the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s ribbon cutting ceremony are l-r: enrollment. The program is a training ground for Dr. Craig Capano, dean, Wentworth’s Colfuture construction management leaders lege of Management and Construction; Dr. who are both innovators and executives, Zorica Pantić, president, Wentworth Institute and typically have their hands on many of of Technology; and Mark Hasso, professor at Wentworth. the region’s construction projects.



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December, 2010


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Market Basket Grand Opening

North Branch Completes DPW

Callahan CM - Dickinson, White Developers

New Bedford, MA - Officials credited Mark Dickinson, president of Dickinson Development of Quincy, and Mark White, president of D.W. White Construction of Acushnet, for their visionary and bold decision to assemble and purchase the six-parcel, 14-acre Mark Dickinson site that for a century had been home to the Fairhaven Mills in New Bedford. Callahan, Inc. recently completed the new Market Basket supermarket on this site. The project consists of new construc-

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New Sutton DPW building Sutton, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has completed construction of a new DPW building for the town of Sutton. North Branch was the designbuild contractor for this new 9,984sf, $1.2 million facility, that replaced an existing 44-year-old 2,900sf highway garage. Construction began in late May with the demolition of the existing facility. The new wood framed building features seven bays (including a wash bay), office space, a break room, a locker room, a cistern and sprinkler system. Construction was completed in mid-October, two and a half weeks ahead of the contract schedule. TF Moran, Inc. teamed with North Branch providing civil, structural, and architectural engineering.

Rendering of the new Market Basket supermarket tion of a 97,000sf facility that includes the completion of a coffee bar, sushi center, deli, meat and fish counters, and a full service bakery. The shell of the building includes the use of reclaimed granite from the former Fairhaven mill, and a brick façade designed to match surrounding buildings from the

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same period. Thousands of people turned out for the grand opening in October. New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang told attendees he viewed the opening as “a catalyst to boost business in the entire city.� The supermarket is the anchor tenant for what Dickinson plans as a mixed-use plaza adjacent to the Acushnet River. Phase 2 includes a 2.25 acre outparcel/pad site that Dickinson says would be an ideal location for a restaurant and bank. Throughout the planning process, Dickinson and White insisted that the new development incorporate the architecture and materials reminiscent of New Bedford’s rich history. The market building replicates the old mill’s appearance. The exterior’s red brick, granite, masonry, and glass recall the old mill style. Granite seat walls along property lines, made of granite removed from the Fairhaven Mill building, will be an inviting place for shoppers and neighbors to relax.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Margulies Perruzzi Completes Linedata Reno Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects, one of Boston’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced that it has completed the design and renovation of 22,000sf of existing office space for Linedata, a global solutions provider for the investment management and credit community. Linedata is currently located at 260 Franklin Street in Boston. Margulies Perruzzi Architects transformed the office design, constructing the project in

phases to accommodate Linedata’s business continuity, while the company continued to occupy the space. The project scope includes new workstations, furniture, finishes, and lighting, as well as boardroom upgrades and the addition of a videoconferencing room. Fort Point Project Management provided project management services, and Vanderweil Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. The project was built by Structuretone.

Exterior Designs Completes Decker Towers Reno Burlington, VT - Exterior Designs, Inc. of Manchester, N.H. recently completed a major exterior renovation of the tallest standing building in Vermont. Decker Towers, located in Burlington, is 11 stories high and holds more than 160 units. The building was built in 1971 and purchased by the city of Burlington. Currently, it is owned and operated by the Burlington Housing Authority. The renovations included the removal of more than 550 aged windows and replacing them with new energy-efficient units. In conjunction with the window replacement, 33,000sf of EIFS was enhanced

by increasing the thickness of the insulation and applying a new exterior top-coat to give the 1971 building an updated appearance. The challenges of a project like this were combined with an aggressive schedule. In addition, the building was fully occupied and functioning for the entire duration of the renovations. Exterior Designs, Inc. accommodated the tenants and the Burlington Housing Authority given the special circumstances of this project, managing to finish ahead of schedule.

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OTHRA Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Stamford, CT – The Old Town Hall Redevelopment Agency (OTHRA) recently held a grand opening celebration of the historic park and the Old Town Hall building. The Beaux Art building, dating back to 1906, has just received a historic interior renovation completed by Fuller and D’Angelo, architects located in Elmsford, N.Y. The restoration includes terrazzo floors with marble mosaic borders, historic borders, historic woodwork restorations, floor to ceiling window restorations, plaster moldings, and a very large scagliola wall panel and column restoration. All of the interior was returned to its original splendor. Along with the historical restorations came an ultra-modern addition. The new two-story transparent glass curtain wall, called the “sail,” added to the west side of the building, draws attention to the adjoining classical façade and rejuvenates the Edward A. Connell Heritage Park, with its lower plaza, meandering walk, and upper park. With new city sculptures adorning the grounds, the new addition enables this A two story transparent glass curtain wall was added. older building to function as a modern structure, providing an elevator, mechanical room and main staircase allowing this old building to function as well as any new modern office building with its wonderful rehabilitated historic interiors. Some of the building is being used as a museum, and the Ballet School of Stamford occupies another space; however, the majority of the space is ready to be leased. Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc is the general contractor. Joseph Fuller, Jr. is the partner-in-charge of the project, Said Zomorrodian the chief designer, and Williams J. Means the project architect.

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Pro Con Completes Hotel Reno

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Framingham, MA - Rand For the first time, Scan to BIM allows Autodesk ReWorldwide announced that its vit users to import and work IMAGINiT Technologies diviwith critical data from 3D sion launched its Scan to BIM scanners using point cloud software for the Autodesk Revit industry standard formats. platform. Scan to BIM enables usPurpose built for 3D laser ers to: create native Revit scanning service providers and elements, including walls, architecture, engineering, and windows and pipes, directly construction firms, Scan to BIM from a point cloud; Import radically improves workflow and increases building information First Revit Add-On To laser-scanned point clouds modeling (BIM) accuracy while Enable Visualization directly into Revit, eliminatsaving time for projects adapting and Interaction with 3D ing the laborious steps assoexisting structures for new uses. Laser Scans Directly in ciated with bringing useful, clean point clouds into ReEngineered by the same Revit vit; visualize the point cloud software developers and industry inside Revit based on color, experts who created Avatech Utilities for Revit, Scan to BIM is designed specifically intensity, or elevation; analyze discrepanfor the Autodesk Revit 2011 platform (Ar- cies by comparing the Revit model against chitecture, Structure and MEP) with specif- the point cloud; import industry standard ic capabilities for architects and mechani- file formats, and more. cal, electrical, and plumbing engineers.

New Haven, CT – Pro Con Inc. of Manchester, N.H. has completed the top-tobottom interior renovations at the New Haven Hotel, which is owned by the Newport Hotel Group of Middletown, R.I. The independent luxury hotel is located in the heart of downtown New Haven. Pro Con Inc. was the architect and construction manager for the design-build hotel renovation project, and Group One Partners, Inc. of Boston Lobby of the renovated New Haven Hotel. designed the interiors. The seven-story hotel features 118 guestrooms, a full service “Jack packs” allow the HD flat screen telerestaurant, fitness center, business center, visions to be used as computer monitors. The refreshed lobby features 18-foot guest laundry, and flexible meeting space ceilings, custom porcelain tile flooring, to accommodate up to 100 guests. As part imported wool carpets, and personalized of the renovation, the guest rooms, corriindividual seating groups with LCD televidors, and public spaces were updated with sions. A soaring fireplace with a 26-foot tall new interior finishes, fixtures, and furniaccent wall treatment extends up through ture. The guest rooms and suites, ranging in the second floor restaurant, and locally size from 300sf to 600sf, feature a contemcommissioned artwork inspired by New porary décor of rich tans and browns with Haven’s architectural richness complement blue accents, custom wood furniture, and new window treatments. The renovated the walls. In addition to the guestroom and bathrooms offer marble and granite vanipublic space refresh, Pro Con Inc. in-filled ties, custom cabinetry with satin nickel dea former swimming pool and whirlpool spa tailing, and new fixtures and showerheads. on the hotel’s second floor and converted The spacious hotel suites, with either king the space into 17 additional guest rooms. or two queen beds, include a living area The hotel’s lower level parking garage and and a full kitchen with cook top, sink, miporte cochere were improved, and enhancecrowave, refrigerator, and freezer. ments were being made to the restaurant/ Guest rooms have numerous elecbuffet area. Pro Con Inc.’s phased designtronic outlets and Internet connections, both build schedule has enabled the hotel to reat the bedside tables and at the work desk. main fully operational during construction.

Mutual Bank Acquires Saftler Property Whitman, MA- Mutual Bank has acquired the landmark Saftler property located at 342 Bedford Street (Route 18), CEO Glen S. White announced. White said that the bank’s management team and board of directors will study the best possible use of the property, which could possibly include a Mutual Bank presence on the site.

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Jewett Metal Buildings Projects Biddeford, ME - Jewett Metal Buildings and Steel Erectors recently completed improvements at Biddeford Ice Arena, under contract with the city of Biddeford. Work included the reinforcing of all columns and rafters by welding and flat plate steel to the existing structure. Jewett Metal Buildings and Steel Erectors also recently installed handrails for Mahoney Middle School in South Portland. Under contract with PM Construction of Saco, Jewett Metal Buildings installed 900 linear feet of

handrails and 100 linear feet of guardrails at the school, ensuring a safer environment for students. A third recent project was the erection of a 4,800sf metal building at Ocean Point Marina in East Boothbay. Under contract with Patco Construction of Sanford, Jewett Metal Buildings erected the boat storage and repair facility without interruption to the daily operations of the marina. Jewett Metal Buildings is a division of Jewett Construction Co., Inc., of Raymond, NH.

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EagleBridge Arranges Mortgage Mansfield, MA - EagleBridge Capital of Boston has arranged permanent mortgage financing in the amount of $2 million for the acquisition of the Rite Aid Pharmacy located in Mansfield. The mortgage financing was arranged by EagleBridge principals Ted M. Sidel and Brian D. Sheehan, who stated that the loan was provided by a leading commercial bank. The freestanding building contains 13,500sf and is situated on a 1.25 acre parcel. The Rite Aid features a drive thru for

He did not offer a timetable for a final decision regarding the property but added, “Regardless of what final plans we develop for the Bedford Street property, our main office at 570 Washington Street will continue to be available to serve our many customers who visit this location.”

pick up of prescriptions. The exterior façade is clapboard and shingles.

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High-Profile: People

BKA Architects Welcomes Three Brockton, MA – BKA Architects has hired Rogerio Orlando, AIA, Erin Blackbird, and Jennifer Durant. Orlando will fill project management roles while Blackbird and Durant, both intern architects, will provide general project support. Orlando, a registered architect with 24 years of experience, will function as project manager on a variety of projects. He is currently involved with several CVS/pharmacy prototype site adaptations within Mass. and Conn., renovations to the Holiday Inn in Taunton, and the development of Nadia Estates in Foxborough. Orlando was formerly employed by Elkus Manfredi Architects for 12 years. Blackbird is providing support to projects in progress for Chipotle Mexican Grill and lululemon athletica. Prior to joining BKA Architects, she gained experience working for Gary Moyer, Architect, Andrew Cohen Architects, and Kaestle Boos, Associates.

Boston, MA - DiMella Shaffer, an architecture/interior design/ planning firm located in Boston, recently promoted Frank Valdes, AIA to senior associate and Philippe Saad, LEED AP to associate. Orlando




Durant is providing support on various car dealership projects including Toyota of Wellesley, Lundgren Honda, and Nissan Village in Attleboro. Prior work Durant experience includes positions with Joslin, Lesser & Associates, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Urban Revitalizers.

A/E/P Maguire New Hires Foxborough, MA - A/E/P Maguire Group announced four new hires. In the Northeast, Maguire’s Transportation unit welcomes Brian P. Guzas, P.E. as a project engineer in the Foxborough office. Guzas has worked for the past decade in the engineering profession and has extensive experience as a structural/bridge engineer. He was formerly with McFarland-Johnson and URS Corporation. Maguire’s Water Resources unit recently welcomed Robert P. Sims, P.E. as a project manager. Sims has over 25 years of experience and has applied knowledge in the study, design, and management of civil and water engineering projects Emergency Management Services, a new service line for Maguire

DiMella Shaffer Promotions

shared with sister firm Metric Engineering, brought Amy Grzybowski on board recently as a senior program manager. Prior to joining Maguire, Grzybowski served as the grant and planning manager for the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. Maguire’s Architectural & Engineering unit welcomes Nicole S. Cuff, P.E., LEED AP as a principal mechanical engineer. She joins the company from WSP Flack+Kurtz (formerly SEi Companies), where she had been responsible for engineering preparation and coordination of working drawings, specifications, and maintaining complete project involvement from initial concept through final construction completion.

Saunders Named Sr. Project Mgr

Portland, ME - GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., a leading geotechnical and environmental consulting firm, has named Robyn Saunders to the position senior project manager. Saunders has been a member of GZA GeoEnvironmental’s Portland professional practice group for the past 12 years. She manages an array of environmental projects, ranging from groundwater remediation to air emissions evaluations. Her areas of specialization include regulatory compliance and stormwater management. Saunders was recently named cochair of GZA’s Stormwater Technical Team that is charged with identifying emerging

stormwater regulations and issues on the local, state and federal levels, as well as developing comprehensive, creative and costeffective compliance strategies for new and existing clients. Saunders has been instrumental in numerous projects for the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA). Through her efforts, GZA and MTA were both named among the co-recipients of an Environmental Merit Award from the New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Long Creek Restoration Project Team that was recognized in 2009 “for exceptional work and commitment to the environment.”

Bilco Appoints Griffin

New Haven, CT - The Bilco North Haven, Conn. Company has appointed Pamela Prior to her long-term caL. Griffin as vice president and reer at Marlin Firearms, Griffin controller. A returning employee, served as audit manager at Arthur Andersen LLP in Hartford she will oversee areas of financial and as customer service manreporting, analysis, and planning ager for the architectural prodin her new position. ucts sales division at the Bilco Griffin has more than 15 Company. years of experience in finan“I am glad to be back at cial management, planning and Griffin Bilco, where I used to work in a analysis. different capacity at the beginBefore joining Bilco, she served as vice president of finance for 10 ning of my career,” said Griffin. years at the Marlin Firearms Company in

Peterson Joins Tro Jung|Brannen

Boston- TRO Jung|Brannen announced that Robert Peterson, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm as principal. Peterson has over 30 years of experience designing and planning higher education, healthcare, and research facilities. Prior to joining TRO Jung|Brannen, he was a principal with a local architectural firm where he provided project leadership on multiple projects for Boston University. Peterson’s healthcare experiences includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Boston MediPeterson Meriden, CT - Carolyn nies. “She has directed the finan- cal Center. Stanworth, COO/CFO of BL cial, accounting and information Companies, was named to Moves technology operations since magazine’s prestigious 2010 joining the firm in 1999, she was Littleton, MA - Triumph He will be providing techPower Women List. She is the instrumental in instituting our Modular Corporation, provider nical expertise and guidance to first women in the architecture employee-owned structure, and of modular buildings in the northproject managers and sales perand engineering industry to be she was named COO in 2009 east, announced that Gregg B. sonnel as well as managing the estimating, scheduling and pronamed to the Power Women list. based on her successful efforts.” Kelly has joined the company as cesses teams. He will also man“Carolyn has contributed Previously, Stanworth director of major projects. Kelly brings with him more age the compliance of safety greatly to the success of BL Comworked for Southern New EngStanworth than 26 years of experience in protocols for all work sites. panies and we are very proud of land Telephone for 21 years, every phase of modular construcFormerly Kelly was presiher accomplishments,” said Waite Dalrym- moving up the ranks in accounting, finance, tion from design and estimating to dent and COO of American ple, chairman of the board for BL Compa- auditing, and operations. project management and site conKelly Modular. struction.

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Kelly Joins Triumph Modular


December, 2010


High-Profile: People

Lynch Named to AWI N.E. Board Dover, NH — Daniel Lynch, Vigilant Woodworks’ business development manager, was named to the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Board of Directors for the New England Chapter, the association’s largest and most active group, made up of manufacturers and suppliers from numerous states. Lynch brings many years of contracting and woodwork experience to the board.

As business development manager at Vigilant Woodworks, he handles bids and estimating in the commercial development and millwork division of the company. He has worked in the architectural millwork industry since 2003 and handled business development for general contractors prior to that. Lynch Lynch will serve a threeyear term with the possibility of a one-year extension in 2013.

PCA Staff Announcements Cambridge, MA - Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Inc. (PCA) has named two new associates and added six new team members. The new associates are LindYardley say Yardley, IIDA, LEED AP, and Daniel Carp. Yardley joined the firm in 2005 as an interior designer. Her recent projects include the LEED Gold-designed expansion of Dowden Hall at Worcester State University and the Coolidge School Apartments in Watertown. Carp is the firm’s systems administrator. He has provided business development and operational support at

PCA since 2002, helping the company grow into the region’s 24th largest design firm. New hires include Walter Ronlund, RA; LEED AccreditCarp ed Professionals Marta MoraisStorz and Ana Campos; and designers Judith Osers, Oscar Anderson, and Steven Banning. The firm’s growth follows several new project commissions, including a residence hall renovation at Westfield State University and the adaptive reuse of the Ames Shovel Works site in North Easton.

Triumph Hires Rhino PR South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations agency, has been hired by Triumph Modular Corporation to provide public relations services. Triumph Modular Corporation of Littleton is a specialty general contractor and source for leasing high quality temporary space and installation of custom permanent commercial modular buildings. The company provides all types of building space, from relocatable to complex multi-story permanent modular

Boston - Jones Lang LaSalle has bolstered its project and development team with the hiring of Michael Connelly and David Brunelle as senior vice president and vice president respectively. Connelly Connelly is a veteran of the real estate industry in New England, with over 25 years of development and construction experience. Since 1992 he was a senior vice president with Trammell Crow Company where he was responsible for 3.5 million sf of office, commercial, and educational

buildings. Past projects include green classrooms and childcare facilities as well as laboratories and professional office space installed throughout New England. Rhino PR will develop and implement a comprehensive public relations plan for Triumph Modular that includes researching markets, identifying publicity opportunities, and increasing visibility of the company and the modular construction industry.

projects, and 1.5 million sf of retail. Previously he served as project manager and engineer for Daylor Consulting Group, Inc. Brunelle was also with Trammell Crow Company Brunelle where he was a development manager. He has developed over 1.1 million sf of commercial property for clients including The Hartford, and ING. His most recent project was 100 Burlington Centre, a 110,000sf speculative office building in Burlington.

Leggat McCall Names Three New Partners

Boston - Leggat McCall Properties LLC is adding three new partners. Robert J. Palumbo, Dante Angelucci, Jr., and Karl R. Neubauer will each have the title of senior vice president following promotion. Palumbo held senior positions at Beacon Capital Partners and Equity Office Properties before joining Leggat McCall in 2006. At Leggat McCall, he has been project manager for the master-planning and permitting of more than 1 million sf of development at the Christian Science Church’s 14-acre campus in Boston. Angelucci combines a construction background and a law degree and joined the company in early 2008. He has provided development consulting services to a $1 construction through billion equity fund headquartered in Boscore and shell. ton and is currently leading a management Willett speteam on development of the $100 million cializes in the appliGreen High Performance Computing Cencation of BIM modter in Holyoke. Angelucci was previously eling technology at Meredith & Grew and Cathartes Investon complex healthments. care and bioscience Neubauer has managed permitting, buildings. He also design, and construction for life sciences, has significant expeWillett technology, and institutional projects since rience in conceptual joining Leggat McCall Properties in 1996. scheduling, process He oversaw the recent expansion and renodesign and construction, conceptual cost vation of the Boston Children’s Museum, modeling, and cost estimating expertise and he was responsible for the first LEED from concept to claim analysis levels.

Willett Joins Gilbane Boston - Michael Willett, LEED AP has joined Gilbane Building Co. as senior project executive. Willett served as project executive and director of sustainable development for William A. Berry. His healthcare project experience includes successfully directing multiple facilities in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, including the construction of the 350,000sf Brigham and Women’s Hospital Shapiro Cardiovascular Center from preconstruction to occupancy. He also oversaw the $250 million Bay State Medical Center’s 630,000sf Hospital of the Future from pre-

Jones Lang LaSalle Adds Two

Platinum interior project in Massachusetts, Leggat McCall Properties’ own rapid, 15day transformation of its 10,000sf headquarters at 10 Post Office Square. Bucking a downward trend in the development industry, Leggat McCall Properties has been expanding. The firm has started two large projects in 2010. This marks the first time in five years that Leggat McCall, a privately owned company, has expanded its stable of partners, now numbering 13. Examples of Leggat McCall’s recent growth include the $100 million, Green High-Performance Computing Center in Holyoke and Hanover Insurance Company’s City Square development in Worcester. Among other major Leggat McCall projects are BioMed Realty Trust’s Center for Life Sciences, an $800 million, 700,000sf lab and research-development facility in Boston; Partners Health Care/ Massachusetts General Hospital’s new, 530,000sf Lunder Building; Brandeis University campus; the Regent at Battery Wharf, a $220 million hotel and luxury condominium complex in Boston, and Hebrew Senior Life’s NewBridge on the Charles, a 162-acre, 960,000sf continuingcare retirement community in Dedham.

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BSA Building Information Modeling (BIM) Roundtable Dec 28 2010 9 to 11 a.m. The Architects Building Professionals explore Building Information Modeling (BIM), a software approach designed to increase productivity in building design and construction. Boston Society of Architects/ AIA, The Architects Building, 52 Broad Street, Boston For more information: bsa@ architects.org

SMPS Upcoming Events Save the dates! Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011 Breakfast Program 7:30 a.m. Networking Where: InterContinental Boston Thursday Jan. 27, 2011 Taking Your Presentation to the Next Level Full details will be available at smpsboston@smpsboston.org

MBC BSA Dec 16 2010 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Tour the Paramount Theater with EPNet and the BPA! Nothing says the holiday season like blinking neon lights, and nowhere are the lights brighter than the recentlyrestored Paramount Theater in Downtown Crossing. Everyone is welcome. Contact rsvp@architects.org or 617951-1433 to RSVP by December 10.

Late January Congress Unplugged A networking reception just when you need it most... at the newest, cool venue in town. For date, time, and location: visit http://www.buildingcongress.org/events.html

SCUP March 16 thru 18, 2011 2011 North Atlantic Regional Conference UMass Amerst and the 5 Colleges Area of Western, MA For more info, visit http://www. scup.org/page/regions/na/2011 What’s the Mission? Where’s the Money? Planning in Service of the Mission

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International 2011 Winter Business Meeting Jan. 23-26, 2011 Welcome Reception Committee Meetings Keynote Luncheon Golf Tournament for BOMAPAC Spouse/Guest Tour Walt Disney World Swan 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd Lake Buena Vista, Fla. For information BOMA.org Benefit Casino Night February 26, 2011 - Seaport Hotel The BOMA Benefit is an annual fundraising event which is committed to raising funds on behalf of charities whose missions are aligned with providing affordable housing, housing solutions and education to those in need. The BOMA Benefit does this in a variety of ways. One of the major sources of funding comes from the generosity of members— through sponsorships, donations and raffles. For more information, contact Renee Russo, at 617-399-7867 or rrusso@gbreb.com. In the SCUP North Atlantic Region’s 26-year tradition of exploring current themes and challenges in higher education planning, the Spring 2011 conference tackles the recent economic downturn that has forced a re-thinking in every aspect of higher education to prioritize, share, and optimize resources to do more with less OR less with less.

NEXUS A project of the Green Roundtable BIM Tools for Green Design Jan. 21, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Join us as Ken Flannigan, LEED, AP, takes us through BIM tools for green design, including Autodesk Ecotect Analysis, Autodesk Green Building Studio and IES Virtual Environment solutions. 38 Chauncy St., 7th Floor, Boston Phone: (617) 374-3740 Email: events@greenroundtable.org

AFE Chapter 74 Tour/Meeting at DCU Center, 50 Foster Street Worcester You won’t want to miss this tour. The DCU Center will give a behind the scenes view of the rink operation. After the tour the association has reserved the Shark Tank for the Worcester Sharks home game. See more info atwww.afe.org/ chapter74

NAWIC Boston January 18, 2011 5:30 to 9:30 Vernon Woodworth from R.W. Sullivan Engineering – “The International Green Construction Code – Is it adaptable in Massachusetts” Courtyard Marriott Cambridge For more info, visit http://www.nawicboston.org/events.html

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