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Cambridge, MA - HMFH American Architectural FounArchitects announced that HMFH dation’s School Design Charsenior principal, Laura Wernick, rette in 2007. She has organized AIA, REFP, LEED AP has been regional conferences on eduelected by the members of the cational facility design for the Boston Society of Architects Council for Educational Facility (BSA) as its 2011 vice president/ Planners International (CEFPI) president-elect. and for the American Institute of A BSA member since Architecture’s (AIA) Committee 1984, Wernick most recently on Architecture for Education. Laura Wernick served on the board of directors “This is an exciting time as secretary and as commissioner for the BSA as we plan for movof public policy. She has also served as ing into a new building. It is important that chairwoman of the BSA Ethics Commit- we take advantage of this opportunity to tee and the Nominating Committee and has strengthen the BSA’s service to its membeen a member of the BSA Educational Fa- bers and to expand public awareness of the cilities Committee since 1991. important role that architects and the BSA Wernick is a leader in the national play in protecting the natural environment dialogue on architecture and education and enhancing the built environment,” said and was one of 10 architects invited to the Wernick.
NH CIBOR 2011 Officers/Directors
Bedford, NH – The New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (NH CIBOR) held its annual meeting and 2011 installation of officers in December. The following persons were installed as officers: Robert Anderson, president; Chris Norwood, president-elect; William Jean, treasurer; Jason Craven, Esq., secretary and Arthur Slattery, immediate past president.
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Boston - Sasaki and Hacin + Associates, two well established Boston design firms, have formed a new strategic partnership. Based on successful collaborations on two recent projects, they have decided to pursue certain projects together in a more formal capacity. David Hacin, H+A’s founder and a well known industry professional, will now serve as a principal at Sasaki. Sasaki will be able to work directly with H+A to provide additional design services to its clients. Sasaki was founded in 1953 by Hideo Sasaki, a pioneer inlandscape architecture and a major figure in 20th century design. It is now a 230-person, interdisciplinary planning and design firm active nationally and internationally. Harin + Associates is a boutique design firm specializing in residential, office, and commercial spaces.
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Margulies Chairs Heading Home
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BTE Recognized by BOMA
Stoneham, MA - Building Technology Engineers (BTE), a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., has been named 2010 Affiliate Company of the Year by the Building Owners and Managers Association’s (BOMA’s) Boston Chapter as part of the organization’s 2010-2011 Boston Toby & Industry Awards program, that recognizes members for real estate excellence. BTE has been a provider of operations and maintenance, facilities management, and technical services in the Boston region for over 60 years. Additionally, two facilities for which EMCOR provides operations and mainte-
nance services also received awards: Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, located at 250 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston—recognized in the “Laboratory Building” category–and TIAA-CREF, located at 99 High Street, Boston—recognized in the “Renovated Building” category. “These awards are truly a significant achievement,” commented Jim Lane, regional vice president for BTE. “We especially want to thank Jones Lang LaSalle, which manages both buildings, for its continuing support of our efforts in the Boston Real Estate community.”
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by Michael Barnes, publisher High-Profile Monthly Sandra L. Reynolds, executive vice president of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, notes in a recent newsletter that research conducted by AIM shows “... employers are reversing two years of salary freezes, furloughs and benefit reductions Michael Barnes and stepping up training initiatives to address employees who may for the first time in two years be receiving offers from competitors.” This is good news. It’s the kind of news that will eventually mean more activity in the facility development industry. It’s good news for owners that construction costs have not risen. Karl F. Almstead, the Turner vice president responsible for the Turner Building Cost Index, said, “The fourth quarter forecast reflects increasing commodity and materials prices being offset by extremely competitive market conditions.” It’s good news to hear that the 2010 IFMA Boston Holiday Gala raised 20% more in donations than in 2009. In last month’s editorial I noted that there has been an uptick in construction news stories. There are more rehires and restarts appearing on our news pages. While bumping shoulders at industry meetings I have also noticed a new sense of optimism that we have bottomed out. In his forecast article on page 13, Ray Frobosilo sources McGraw-Hill Construction’s annual Construction Outlook survey, which projects an 8% growth in the industry. In the section on economic conditions for the Boston area, The Beige Book said, “The outlook for 2011 is slightly more optimistic than last time, with somewhat less reference to downside possibilities.” The Federal Reserve publishes the Beige book eight times a year. Visit www.feder-
alreserve.gov/FOMC/Beigebook. ASM will host Economic Outlook 2011, “What to Expect in the U.S. & New England” on Wednesday, February 2, with one of the country’s foremost economists – Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. EVENTS 2011
2011 will see Boston’s local IFMA chapter host the IFMA Facility Fusion, March 23-25 at the Westin - Boston Waterfront. The Conference Program includes high-level, FM education and expert advice leading to better management of facilities, teams, and projects. You may join us at our booth #735 for the two-day expo while discovering the best solutions on the market for enhancing or improving facility operations, systems, and programs. Visit http://www.ifmafacilityfusion.org. Earlier, in March 8-10, some 4,000 renewable energy and green building experts will bring their cutting edge thinking to Boston for the BuildingEnergy11 Conference and Tradeshow, the annual event organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Now in its 36th year, BuildingEnergy is the oldest and largest regional high performance building and renewable energy event in the country, with participants coming from across the Northeast – from Maine to Washington, DC. We hope you will sign up online atwww.nesea.org/be11 and say hello at High-Profile’s booth #462. “Hospitals Going Green: Part II” is the theme for MHA’s fifth Annual Healthcare Construction Conference on Friday, April 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Waltham Woods Conference Center. Continued on page 14
Consigli Supports Aid to Haiti
Milford, MA - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. continues its commitment to helping the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake with the donation of a 14-foot box truck which will be used first as a shipping container for supplies and then as a permanent addition to the relief efforts. Mike Invernizzi, equipment manager at Consigli, prepared the truck for delivery to MissionE4, a local humanitarian group with established long-term ties to Haiti. The truck will be filled with humanitarian supplies, including donated lumber, building materials and tools, clothes and shoes. “Sustained economic and community development are key in assisting the Haitian people recover,” said Wayne Wiersma, representative of MissionE4. “Not only will
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the truck serve as a means of transporting needed supplies into the country, but it will be a valuable tool in ME4’s ongoing community building efforts. We’re extremely grateful to Consigli; as the truck will provide benefits for years.”
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Cutler Renovates Health Center
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Worcester, MA - Cutler Associates is delivering two medical office facilities for the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (formerly Great Brook Valley Health Center) committed to providing comprehensive primary and specialty medical services, dental care, mental and behavioral health services, and health education to underserved communities. Funded by a $6.4 million federal grant, the renovation of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center on Tacoma Street in Worcester will reorganize and upgrade medical suites, patient services, offices, and administration areas to more efficiently serve patients. The phased project will be completed on a five-month schedule while the building is fully occupied, with no disruption in services. The project is designed by Steffian Bradley Architects. Cutler also recently renovated a Lincoln Street building in Worcester to create new offices for the Health Center. The project included a high-tech conference facility, administrative offices, and reception and common spaces.
New Spaulding Rehab Breaks Ground
Charlestown, MA - Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval Patrick, Partners Healthcare, and Spaulding Hospital stakeholders, staff, patients, and alumni as well as architect Perkins + Will recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Spaulding’s replacement hospital in Charlestown. Walsh Brothers was selected to lead the construction of this new facility that symbolizes Spaulding’s commitment to expanding its world-class occupational and rehabilitative program. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a member of Partners HealthCare, is constructing a cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary patient facility located on Boston’s waterfront. This eco-friendly hospital features advanced patient amenities reinforcing the hospital’s full continuum of
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Representatives of Walsh Brothers, architect Perkins + Will, Partners Healthcare, and Spaulding Hospital stakeholders, staff, patients, and alumni joined Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of Spaulding’s replacement hospital.
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Recruiting Top Talent for 2011
by Christina Chatalian The Massachusetts construction industry will continue to face challenges in 2011, and while it may seem like a good short-term solution to cut back on recruiting and training efforts in a downturned economy, this can create a larger shortage of skilled professionals as the economy recovers. In fact, a recent FMI study predicted that the Christina Chatalian construction industry will be short 1.5 million workers by 2014, and the Construction Labor Research Council estimated that the industry will need to recruit and train 185,000 workers each year for the next decade to meet this need. As Mary Vogel, executive director of The Construction Institute (TCI), explained, “Up until the economic crash, it was hard to pick up a newspaper or industry trade journal without reading a headline about the skilled labor shortage in construction. The decline in young people entering the industry, combined with the aging workforce, is placing the industry in serious need for attracting new talent.” Recruitment and training efforts will continue to be a priority for union construction through a number of traditional and nontraditional programs. Targeting 18-year-old males is no longer the only
pool of potential workers; recruiting women, minorities, and veterans aids local communities, at the same time benefiting the industry with highly motivated and skilled workers. For example, TCI has been instrumental in establishing pre-apprenticeship training programs in Springfield and Boston and a Summer Young Adult Program in the Metro South/West region to provide a pipeline for youth, people of color, and women to enter a career in the building trades. These programs are designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and handson experience that will ensure a successful transition into a building trades apprenticeship program. Participants receive training in basic occupational skills, employability and interpersonal skills, workplace safety, and construction-related math. Several graduates from these programs are now well on their way to a career in the building trades after being accepted into union apprentice programs. As one African-American participant in the Summer Young Adult Program said about his experience: “I never would have known about the career opportunities in the building trades if it were not for this program.” The Building Trades have also partnered with ABCD in Boston to offer a preappenticeship program targeted at women. The program is funded through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional OcContinued on page 24
Lee Kennedy Breaks Ground
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Salem, MA — Lee Kennedy Co. recently joined team members from Salem State University, the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), and design firm Shepley Bulfinch to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the university’s new $60 million Library and Learning Commons. Rendering of the new Salem State University Building information modeling Library and Learning Commons (BIM) factors heavily in this project. The team’s use of the latest BIM features include geothermal heating and software has streamlined the preconstruc- cooling; rainwater harvesting; and lowtion process to set up a seamless transition flow plumbing fixtures. into construction. Designed to achieve LEED Silver Lee Kennedy Co.’s team will demol- certification, the complex will include arish the existing library before moving on to chival space, circulation and reference construct the new 122,000sf state-of-the- areas, collections, reading spaces, study art facility. rooms, instruction labs, and a dean’s suite. The four-story library will include The library’s location on a tight site instructional labs, group study rooms, and in the midst of the active college campus a testing center, and will have the capacity creates intricate logistics that the team will to house over 500,000 books, with study tightly manage to ensure both safety and space for 1,000 students. Its sustainable uninterrupted campus operations through-
Local and state reps join Salem State president Patricia Maguire Meservey at the groundbreaking of the new building.
out construction. “I am pleased to work with Lee Kennedy Company again. I have great confidence that this will be a wonderful process as we move forward in construction,” said Patricia Maguire Meservey, president, Salem State University. With work on site now underway, the team is scheduled to complete the facility in just 23 months for occupancy in early 2013.
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n Public Construction – State – Fall River Justice Center Construction Manager: Dimeo Construction, Inc. Owner: Commonwealth of Massachusetts with oversight provided by the Division of Capital Asset Management Design: Finegold Alexander & Associates Inc. The $85 million Fall River Justice Center serves as the new Superior and District Court in Fall River, Massachusetts. Located on historic South Main Street, this secure, modern facility replaces two older court buildings with an environmentally sustainable and high-tech centralization of services. DCAM employed a Project Labor Agreement due to the complex nature of the project and the importance that DCAM placed on bringing in quality union contractors as an integral part of the timely project build-out.
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Forecast 2011: New Design Thinking on Campus
by Steve Allen On today’s college campuses, sustainable design is normative. Higher ed institutions have long stood at the forefront of the sustainable design movement, and at many schools LEED certification of new facilities has evolved from design option to expectation. Heading into 2011, this shift is inspiring new thinking Steve Allen about campus facilities projects. LEED certification typically remains a goal, but colleges and universities increasingly measure project success by more than a LEED scorecard, and teams are adopting different design approaches as a result. Healthy Buildings for Healthful Living Just a few years ago, green buildings were known more for energy performance than creature comforts: The dorm had the LEED rating, but the neighboring fitness center was the campus hotspot. That gap is closing. With many New England institutions now pursuing a campuswide vision for healthy living and sustainability, facilities are growing more supportive of both community and environmental wellness. Lifestyle amenities are increasingly incorporated into green building programs, enhanced by “traditional” sustainable design approaches like natural materials, better ventilation, and maximum daylighting. As
a result, students are increasingly gravitating to these buildings not only because they’re green, but because they’re welcoming and attractive. The change is visible on campuses across Massachusetts. At Northeastern University’s new International Village Dining Hall, fresh, nourishing global cuisine and a welcoming interior environment go hand in hand with LEED Gold sustainable design. At Worcester Photograph by Bruce T. Martin State University, the new The new Dowden Hall at Worcester State University Dowden Hall incorporates retail space, a wellstanding of renewable power systems. The ness center, and new student activity areas result is a more integrated design attitude: within a LEED Gold level building pow- the ability to efficiently achieve LEED cerered by renewable energy systems. Two tification in the short term and to address very different institutions, both embody prescriptive efficiency requirements and the trend of sustainable design promoting new codes while maximizing performance a healthy campus identity. over the long haul. Integrated Design/Engineering The Massachusetts State College Approaches Building Authority (MSCBA) is a case in As sustainable design visions have point. In 2006, this agency selected my heightened, so have the expectations for firm, PCA Inc., to design a sustainable exdesigners. In the past, architects routinely pansion to campus housing at the Massahired outside consultants to sift through chusetts Maritime Academy. LEED certifiLEED administration and advise on emerg- cation wasn’t an initial goal but was added ing technologies. Now, design firms in- to the program, and PCA subsequently creasingly handle LEED administration in- hired an outside consultant to ensure cerhouse, and top teams combine sustainable tification. Just two years later, MSCBA architectural knowledge with deep under- partnered with us again on a residence hall
expansion, but their expectations had become markedly more sophisticated. LEED Silver level design was a project prerequisite, and the Authority requested both LEED administration services and recommendations for renewable energy systems. An integrated design approach was crucial to meeting the challenge. “Provable” Energy-Savings MSCBA’s evolution reflects another growing reality: The balance sheet matters more than the LEED scoresheet. Top sustainable facilities translate LEED “points” into measurable dollar savings. To do this, designers must harness a wide range of expertise, identifying not only best fit renewable energy systems and sustainable design approaches, but also new incentives such as utility rebates for efficient electric lighting, motors, and mechanical plants. The combination will differ on every building project, but the trend is clear. Tangible returns on green investment are no longer aspirations, they are becoming requirements, and project teams must be prepared to deliver. Taken collectively, these trends are great news. As the economy stalled, sustainable design thinking and technology only continued to proliferate. As we leave the recession behind and university building projects increase, campuses stand to reap the benefits: beautiful facilities that provide not only better energy savings, but a better quality of life. Steve Allen, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal at Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Inc.
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NE Construction Outlook: 2011
by Ray Frobosilo Like many industries in 2010, construction has seen another tough year. The effects of the recession will continue to be felt for at least another year, while some analysts assert it has come to an end. The US Department of Labor estimated that 122,000 construction jobs have been lost in 2010, though that figure is significantly lower than its 2009 Ray Frobosilo counterpart. This new year does, however, contain some hope. McGraw-Hill Construction released its annual Construction Outlook survey, which projects an 8% growth in the industry. The report mentioned increased residential construction as the main reason for the optimistic forecast, with minor contributions from commercial and manufacturing projects. So what does all of this mean for the New England construction sector? Like most of the country, New England construction has bottomed out and will recover, albeit in a very long and slow process. However, there are a few types of building projects that are showing signs of life: universities and the healthcare industry. These two industries alone are providing some of the biggest construction projects for 2011 across the country. In fact, New England will see a few significant projects in both of these fields. One noteworthy healthcare project will break ground in Maine. The Maine General Medical Center (MGMC) will begin construction on a brand new regional hospital in Augusta. Another significant project from the MGMC is a renovation to the Thayer Campus in Waterville. These
projects are estimated to cost a combined $322 million and will create more than 350 jobs. Construction on the new hospital facility is scheduled to end sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014, and the renovations to the Thayer Campus should be completed in the first half of 2015. Yale University’s two new residential colleges are another significant project in New England. The project has been in discussions for a few years, with the initial proposal from the university estimating the new colleges would open sometime in 2013. However, Yale is still working to reach its financial campaign goals. Bidding for the Yale project is slated for spring of 2011. The new buildings could be open as soon as 2014 (it is estimated that the entire project will take at least 30 months to complete). Upon completion, the new colleges will allow the university to increase its undergraduate admission by nearly 15%. In addition to healthcare and universities, there are also major construction projects for private businesses in New England. United Illuminating has begun construction of two new buildings in Orange, Connecticut. The electric utility company will build a 249,000sf operations center, as well as a 127,000sf office building. Both structures are slated for completion in early 2012, costing nearly $90 million and creating 400 construction jobs. So while the economy and construction industry are still slow to recover, projects like these are a beacon to the future. The new developments will create jobs for New Englanders and help sustain the local economies as the national economy works to regain its footing. Recovery is taking longer than most Americans would like, but it is finally starting to look a little optimistic. Ray Frobosilo is the president of Edison, N.J.-based Super Stud Building Products.
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The four partners: Arthur L. Dioli, Jr., AIA; Randy Lewis, Christopher Doktor, AIA LEED AP; and founder John Olson, AIA. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects (OLD&D) recently announced its 30th anniversary as an architecture and design firm. Founded in 1980 by partners John Olson and Randy Lewis, the firm, headquartered in the coastal setting of Manchesterby-the-Sea, has opened another office on the river in historic Ipswich. John Olson started the firm on the strength of his relationship with Sonesta Hotels. Since then, the firm has designed intimate hospitality and club spaces in New England and luxury destinations in places as diverse as the Caribbean, Egypt, and Florida. For now, most of their hospitality work is closer to home. The practice quickly expanded to include residential, educational, and commercial projects. Along with his partners
and staff Olson works for clients in several market sectors. Founding partner Randy Lewis notes that some of the firm’s earliest contracts were renovations of labs at Harvard University. OLD&D remains one of New England’s busiest practices in the area of biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients. Architect Art Dioli, who has been a partner since 1995, says that collaboration is critical to their design approach. Whether working with homeowners or business owners, the design process starts by listening to the client. Partner Christopher Doktor, a LEEDaccredited professional, built the firm’s presence among independent schools and institutions, and often returns to familiar Continued on page 25
Real Estate Outlook for 2011 From Jones Lang LaSalle
Boston - Over the next 12 months, Jones Lang LaSalle expects to see a much greater divergence in real estate activity and performance, according to the 2010 Jones Lang LaSalle Global Market Perspective. The top 10 trends for 2011 are: • Global direct commercial real estate investment volumes will rise by 25% to 35% on 2010 levels. A significant weight of equity capital will target real estate and fresh capital-raising will further enliven the market. • Banks and servicers will adopt a more aggressive approach to the disposal of nonperforming assets, leading to the release of more secondary product. • The CMBS market in the US will continue to gather pace but will remain well below pre-crisis levels. • Leasing volumes will be at their highest level since the global financial crisis, with corporate occupiers displaying greater confidence to do deals - but
they will continue to push for the best possible terms. • Asia Pacific will lead the upswing in leasing markets, ahead of Europe and North America. • Prime property will continue to outperform secondary. Expect doubledigit capital value growth for trophy assets in many of the world’s high-order business hubs. • Shortages of prime product in Tier 1 cities will encourage investors to widen their search to Tier 2. • LatinAmerica will continue to build momentum, attracting strong corporate occupier and investor interest. • A lack of available Grade A stock in many markets will start to limit relocation options for corporate occupiers. • The domestic corporate sector will come to the fore in Asia Pacific, particularly in India and China.
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While large-scale construction projects have slowed down, hospitals continue to improve their facilities in many ways. The “green” movement is sweeping industries across America and healthcare is no exception. Aside from simply needing to comply with new legal and regulatory requirements, hospitals are taking the lead in innovation in areas such as energy, waste reduction, materials, and food. Environmental issues are requirements of the Joint Commission, but for patient-centered care reasons, hospitals are creating more aesthetically-pleasing environments of care. This year’s annual conference will look at how these initiatives are good for both patients and the bottom line and will also highlight some exciting new possibilities for the near future. Visitwww.mhalink.org. The 6th Annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference (NEBFM) is scheduled for June 15 and 16 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Platinum Sponsor, IFMA - Boston Chapter, produces and monitors the Educational Conference featuring 28 one-hour sessions covering major topics of concern to New England’s facility engineers, prop-
erty managers, building owners & manag- tered lending and economic development ers, and plant engineers. entity, has issued $66.3 million in taxNEBFM hosts exempt bonds to support the construction a networking recepof a new 112,000sf academic facility at 20 Somerset St. in Boston. tion for attendees and exhibitors on The new Suffolk University building, slated to open in 2013, will house the show floor that features complimenclassrooms for the New England School of Art and Design, a part of the university tary beer, wine, soft drinks and hot hors specializing in programs for interior design and decorative arts. d’oeuvres. To make room for the new site, SufThe NEXUS project of The Green Roundtable will conduct a one day semi- folk plans to raze a former Metropolitan nar. The seminar is intended to increase the District Commission building. knowledge of green building practices for is reviving the Quincy IfStreet-Works you are reading this... buildings and facilities professionals. historic downtown district into the thriving High-Profile is pleased to offer a free center of shopping and commerce that it lunch (to the first 50 individuals who re- once was. quest) to those attending the show. ContactHancock Adams Associates (HAA) firstname.lastname@example.org attn: NEBFM is an entity created specifically to develop Shouldn’t you New be exhibiting or attending? Lunch. You are also invited to visit our Quincy Center, and is led by StreetNEBFM booth #259. More info athttp:// Works Development LLC as the managing Co-Sponsored by: Founder www.proexpos.com/NEBFM/index.php. member. Platinum Sponsor Now is the Time to Build When completed, the 40-acre, $1.2 The Berklee College of Music has billion redevelopment of downtown Quinplans for a new 16-story, 170,000sf dorm cy will include approximately 500,000sf and dining facility at 168 Massachusetts of retail, 700,000sf of office, a 155,000sf Avenue. The existing structure will be wellness center and health club, a 100,000 razed. The new dorm will have 350 beds sf academic use, civic uses, a cinema, and and indclude a two story dining facility approximately 1,100 residential units. seating 400. With over $250 million of city, state, For registration information on exhibiting or attending William Rawn Architects is the deand federal funding, downtown Quincy’s Please visit: www.NEBFM.com or call Tom Thomas 1-877-770-1661 signer. The project is part of the 750,000sf redevelopment is an exceptional model for of plans for academic and student facilities public/private partnerships. For more information see NewQuincyCenter.com. at Berklee. I read in the BBJReal Estate Round Up that MassDevelopment, a state-char-
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New Kennedy Campus Ctr. Opens
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New Kennedy Campus Center Boston - Walsh Brothers, Inc., a Boston-based construction management firm, in conjunction with longtime design partner Miller Dyer Spears, as well as the Massachusetts College Building Authority (MSCBA), Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) faculty, alumni, and current students, recently celebrated the successful renovation of MassArt’s new Kennedy Campus Center. The new student center provides an array of expanded services for the increased volume of on-campus MassArt students. The complex construction renovation and expansion project on Huntington Avenue represents a material step by the MSCBA in the college’s $140 million plan to redefine MassArt’s urban campus. The redesigned and modernized building includes offices for student services, 100 new seats in the dining commons, student galleries, an art supply and bookstore, a Peet’s Coffee & Tea, and centralized student services. This project was the result of a successful collaboration between the MSCBA,
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Mass. College of Art, Miller Dyer Spears, Walsh Brothers, Inc., and MassArt’s collegiate neighbor, the Mass. College of Pharmacy, which aided in funding this project. Walsh Brothers, Inc. was selected to manage the renovation of three floors of the Mass. College of Art and Design and the construction of a two-story building addition called the Kennedy Campus Center. The new all-glass two-story addition spills prominently onto Longwood Avenue, effectively redefining MassArt’s visual presence within the bustling LMA. The execution of a detailed logistics plan allowed for the seamless relocation of the college’s bookstore from first floor to the basement. The relocation was necessitated by a 1,500sf expansion of the servery and dining area and the addition of an art store and coffee shop and was completed while the surrounding areas were occupied. The second floor addition serves as home to the college president, dean of students, student counseling, and other administrative offices.
Diggs Celebrates School Opening
Hartford, CT - Diggs Construction recently was joined by students, faculty, project participants, and distinguished guests to officially introduce the newly improved Mary M. Hooker Environmental Sciences Magnet School to the community on Nov. 18, 2010. The school will be the first LEED Gold project in the Hartford School program. The unique PK-8 school, located on 17 acres of land close to downtown Hartford, contains six acres dedicated to an outdoor nature center and trail Student Miranda Curry joined Hartford Mayor system. The construction consists of Pedro E. Segarra and Steven J. Adamowski, the complete renovation of the exist- Ph.D., superintendent of schools, in cutting the ing facility and construction of two ribbon to introduce the renovated school. new wings. Other educational features include a lab, a butterfly vivarium and beautiful ecogreenhouse, weather station, an aquatics logical displays in the main lobby.
Merkert-Tracy Hall Opens
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Easton, MA - Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. (SG&A) and Auburn Construction celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Merkert-Tracy Hall on the campus of Stonehill College in Easton. SG&A is the architect and interior designer for the renovation of 40,000sf project. Auburn Construction of Whitman is the general contractor. In 2009, Stonehill built a new stateof-the-art science building on its lower campus and made plans to renovate the old facility into an administrative office building for two divisions, Advancement and Finance as well as the Human Resources Department. The $6 million project was completed in October 2010 and the staff moved in on November 11, 2010.
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Freeman French Freeman Design Wins Saint Michael’s College New Student Ctr
Burlington, VT – Saint Michael’s College selected a Vermont architectural firm to design a new $20-million Student Center to unify their existing student housing. Freeman French Freeman of Burlington was one of three firms to submit design proposals and was unanimously selected in November by a five-member panel. “The design competition Rendering by Steve Mosman, AIA allowed us to visualize the goals Solarium at new student housing for St. Michael’s College of Saint Michael’s College and its students,” said Jesse Beck, presibe unified through connectors to facilitate dent of Freeman French Freeman, “and it improved access to each other and to the helped us show how a unifying concept new student center. could drastically improve the students’ ex“As a residential college with our perience and enhance the campus for the students calling Saint Michael’s home next 50 years.” seven days a week, nine months of the Along with conference and study year, we want to provide them with livlounges, the three-story student center ing space which will also support group will include a solarium, fitness centers, study sessions, a fitness center, expanded social lounges, and a sound room for mu- dining space, extracurricular club meeting sic recording and practice. Encompassing spaces, and more,” said Saint Michael’s a total of 82,000sf, the project includes a president John J. Neuhauser. “We are new four-story student housing building pleased with the plans of the project that joined to the student center by a bridge. are evolving thus far.” Four existing “quad dormitories” will also
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HMFH Architects, Inc. and Consigli Construction Co., Inc. recently completed Phase 2 construction at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) in Cambridge. Over the course of two years, this $85 million multiphase renovation will revitalize 400,000sf of the high school’s academic space, originally constructed in 1933 and expanded in 1978. Final renovations will be completed in time for the 2011 school year. At the Rindge Building, the team renovated classroom spaces with new Brother Mike’s is the “Cheers” of Stonehill College Easton, MA - Columbia Construction provided construction management services to Stonehill College for the 7,800sf renovation of The Hill, located in the Roche Dining Commons. Serving as a multi-purpose social entertainment space on campus, The Hill includes the college’s main retail dining, as well as social and performance activities. Connor Architecture, LLC was the architect, and Fellenzer Engineering, LLP The stage area for events and performances. was the MEP engineer. Brother Mike’s is the “Cheers” of Stonehill The new dining facility and café College. features a 360-degree food service platThe Hill also boasts an expanded form, a new kitchen, and a new and im- stage and back-of-the-house function area proved Brother Mike’s Coffeehouse. A for events and performances. social gathering space for 40 years now,
walls and floors, and installed new light fixtures, plumbing systems, ceilings, windows, sprinklers, and high-efficiency HVACsystems. In the Arts Building, improvements include a new roof and roof-mounted HVACunits. The stone façade was restored to preserve the exterior surfaces of limestone and concrete.Throughout the project, the team incorporated sustainable materials, such as Forest Stewardship Council-certified timber, low VOC paints, and flooring containing recycled materials.
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Bedford, NH - Interstate Electrical Services Corporation was recently awarded a lighting retrofit project by the University System of New Hampshire. Out of $71 million in stimulus money appropriated to New Hampshire’s Office of Energy and Planning for energy projects, $10.7 million was directed to reducing energy consumption in New Hampshire state-owned buildings, and an additional $1.3 million targeted USNH energy efficiency projects. The University System chose to use its portion of the money for lighting retrofits for buildings on the Keene, Plymouth, and Durham campuses. Interstate Electrical Services Corporation was chosen in a
competitive bid to perform the lighting retrofit. Not in the original project is the yetto-be completed LED lighting upgrade at the Keene Campus, as well as lighting and fixture upgrades for both the gym on the Plymouth State campus and a similar upgrades to the Dimond Library located on the Durham campus. “Installing energy efficient lighting and motion sensor switches in the Dimond Library will provide a huge cost saving to the university system,” commented Don Hagstrom, USNH project manager, “particularly when you consider the fact that the building is basically open to students until 2 a.m. daily.”
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Cutler Delivers School Projects
Worcester, MA - Cutler Associates, headquartered in Worcester, recently delivered two large school projects in Florida, a $49 million new high school for the School District of Pasco County and a $13.5 million new LEED Gold-certified Student Services Building for Hillsborough Community College. Designed by Harvard Jolly Architects, Fivay High School in Port Richey,
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Most schools know by now if they’re going to have any big spring and summer cleanouts and furniture replacements. Mark Berry of the surplus property management department requests, “We hope that you’ll let us know as soon as you can. There’s no commitment, obviously, but the sooner we get projects into our tracking system the better we’re able to plan the resources we’ll need to be responsive. May and June are our crazy months, as they are for anyone in a school environ-
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Participating in the ground-breaking for the Foxborough Regional Charter School are: l-r: Mark Logan, executive director, FRCS; Jeffrey Wetton, PMA Consultants; Philip Lewis, AIA LEED AP, principal, HMFH Architects, Inc.; George Agostini, Agostini Bacon Construction; Linda Morse, history teacher, FRCS; Marquis White, 11th grade student, FRCS. Foxborough, MA - HMFH Architects clude the transformation of the current auannounced the December 1 groundbreak- ditorium into a new media center and the ing for the 74,000sf expansion and renova- cafeteria/gym into a new state-of-the-art tion of the Foxborough Regional Charter cafeteria with a separate music/stage/perSchool (FRCS) in Foxborough. formance area. Located at 131 Central Street on a 10+ “We are very excited to begin conacre site, the school’s expansion includes struction on our upgraded, expanded facilthe addition of 21 new full-sized class- ity that will create an extraordinary envirooms, three science labs, and a computer ronment to support student learning,” said classroom to the high school building, as Mark Logan, executive director.” well as a new administration and programThe construction team included ming area and a new double gymnasium. HMFH, architects; PMA, project manager; The new classrooms will allow the removal and Agostini Bacon Corp., contractor. of modular classrooms and offices. Construction is scheduled for comMajor renovations to the school in- pletion in the summer of 2012.
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Suffolk’s Berry Celebrates All Care HQ Groundbreaking
All Care VNA & Hospice Headquarters Lynn, MA - Suffolk Construction’s Berry Division recently celebrated the official groundbreaking of the All Care VNA & Hospice Corporate Headquarters project in Lynn, along with All Care president and CEO Shawn Potter, Lynn elected officials and community leaders, and donors. The new 40,000sf, $8 million All Care Corporate Headquarters facility will allow the staff to develop new strategies and utilize modern technologies to serve its patients. The building will combine three North Shore offices and will house the healthcare institution’s human resources, clinical, information technology, scheduling, development, hospice, finance, marketing, medical records, and facilities de-
Providence VA Dedicates Medical Ctr. Designed by EYP
Providence, RI - The Providence VA Medical Center recently celebrated its new home for the Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine with a dedication ceremony. EYP Architecture & Engineering designed the adaptive reuse and dramatic transformation of this building. Open and in operation since January 2010, the facility currently serves as a rehabilitation center for veterans who lost limbs in combat, primarily in recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Housed within the Providence VA Medical Center campus is the Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort between the Providence VA Medical Center,
Brown University, and MIT that looks at creating bio-hybrid limbs that have a greater range of motion and function than currently available prostheses. Showcasing EYP’s expertise in adaptive reuse and design for government clients, the firm created the new $6.1 million research building from a former high school gymnasium. The former gymnasium space was converted to research and rehabilitation laboratories with a modest addition that wraps the existing building and includes research offices, physical therapy space, separate waiting areas, and space for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. The existing 11,482sf building (gymnasium only) was combined with 10,782sf of new construction, for a total of 22,244sf.
BWK Completes Rehab Center
BWK Construction Co., Inc. served as the general contractor for an occupied space renovation of the Park Place Rehal-r: Shawn Potter, president & CEO All bilitation & Skilled Care Center. Care; Alan Fried, Tsoi/Kobus; Sharon Phasing and urgent care requireJozokos, project executive, Berry; Repments required advanced planning coupled resentative Robert Fennell; Mayor Judy with flexibility to accommodate the shiftFlanagan Kennedy; Jay Fenton, chairman ing needs of the assisted living facility. of the Board All Care; Senator Thomas The common areas and resident McGee; John Hall of Salem Five Bank. rooms were modified for improved accessibility and received updated finishes, partments, among others. The project, designed by Tsoi/Kobus while custom millwork was installed at & Associates Architects, is scheduled for the nurse stations. completion in November 2011.
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by Dan Simonse Following is a reprint of an article that appeared in the fall edition of the CCI Newsletter. A health threat has been brought to the forefront by the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent announcement regarding PCBs. The US Environmental Protection Dan Simonse Agency (EPA) announced that they “now recommend testing for PCBs in peeling, brittle, cracking or deteriorating caulk, in buildings, especially school environments, constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978.” According to the EPA, “Building owners and facility managers should also consider testing to determine if PCB levels in the air exceed EPA’s suggested public health levels.” Production and use of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) has been Continued on page 32
NHLC and Pro Con Inc. Break Ground
Nashua, NH – A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held to celebrate the start of construction of New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet store in Nashua, which will offer a widely expanded selection and reach a new eco-friendly green standard. Pro Con Inc. of Manchester is the architect and general contractor for the $3.3 million design-build project. The new outlet will be located behind an existing state liquor store at 27 Coliseum Avenue, which will be demolished after the new store is built. “From concept to design, our goal is to create an energy efficient store that deliv-
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ers an innovative shopping experience for our customers,” explained New Hampshire Liquor Commissioner Joseph Mollica. At 20,000sf, this significantly expanded retail floor space and contemporary open concept design will allow for a greater selection of products and a more engaging experience for shoppers. In an effort to further NHLC’s green efforts, the designParticipating in the groundbreaking festivities were l-r: Pro build project incornumerous Con Project Executive Dan Messier, NHLC Director of Divi- porates ecologically friendly sion of Administration Craig Bulkley, Nashua Mayor Donnalee. features, including Lozeau, NHLC Commissioner Joseph Mollica, NHLC Director of Store Operations Peter Engel, NHLC Real Estate & Planning solar panels, energyefficient LED lightProject Manager Andy Davis.
ing, and geo-thermal heating and cooling systems. Local building materials and low volatile organic compound products will also be applied and installed. The Liquor & Wine Outlet’s landscaping will be comprised of local plants and grasses that require no irrigation. An information display will educate customers on the building’s numerous energy savings and sustainable design features. “The goal is to recycle 95% of construction waste from the new building and 95% of demolition material from the old building,” stated Commissioner Mollica. Recycled materials will also be used to build new store features including a wine tasting display counter that will be made from recycled glass. Pro Con Inc has registered the project with the US Green Building Council. The project has been designed and is being built to achieve LEED Gold.
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Maguire Project Cited For Award
Foxborough, MA - Maguire Group announced its Ferry Terminal expansion/ reconstruction project on Martha’s Vineyard for the Steamship Authority (SSA) was cited with a Silver ACEC/MA excellence award. The Oak Bluffs project, completed in the spring of 2010, was undertaken by the SSA in phases over three off-seasons in order to keep service disruptions to a minimum. The new facility includes a reoriented ferry berth for enhanced protection from wind/wave forces, a longer transfer bridge, new berthing dolphins/fenders, new vehicle-staging area, handicapped-accessible pedestrian walkway, and Terminal Building improvements including restrooms.
Completed Terminal Building The pavilion and 240-ft-long walkway were constructed using sustainable heavy timber truss framing composed of Port Orford Cedar (POC). The wooden terminal structure was designed to withstand hurricane force winds. All marine structures are supported by SPIN FIN® piles,
Feldman 3D Seeks Nominations
Boston Symphony Hall Boston, - After a year of triple digit archive of Boston’s historically significant growth, the 3D Laser Scanning division sites. of Harry R. Feldman, Inc. (Feldman 3D) Past projects include Symphony Hall, is accepting nominations for the next site Shirley Eustis House, African American for their 2011, pro-bono 3D laser scanning Meetinghouse, The Paul Revere House, program. Old State House, Old Corner Bookstore Aerial view of the the pavilion and As part of their program called Scan- and the Old South Meetinghouse. For walkway at the Martha’s Vineyard ning Historic Boston, they perform a laser nominations, please call Michael Feldman Ferry Terminal scan of two sites each year on a pro-bono or email firstname.lastname@example.org. an innovative variation of traditional basis in an effort to produce a digital 3D steel-pipe piles. The new “gateway” to Oak Bluffs took 13 years to plan/design and approximately three years to build and the SSA officially opened the new $18.5 million terminal in May 2010. Maguire served as project manager and lead engineer and directed activities of the project team that included the Cecil Group, Childs Engineering, PND Engineers, Geoscience Testing & Research, CRC Construction, RDA Construction, Nauset Construction, South County Post & Laser scan of the Massachusetts Senate Beam, and Greg Hines.
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McGuire Air Force Base Theater Building Foxborough, MA - Maguire Group announced that its renovation project for the McGuire Air Force Base (AFB) Theater Building 2909 was selected as a recipient of the Headquarters Air Mobility Command 2011 Award for Design Excellence. The goal for this $2.1 million renovation project was to create a welcoming, thermally efficient, and comfortable theater environment fully accessible to disabled users. Maguire utilized creative design and engineering to achieve this goal. For example, Maguire introduced new façade materials, a sloped roof, a vestibule entrance, and lighting to enhance the building’s architectural image on the McGuire campus. Enhanced architectural interiors were also incorporated by replacing interior finishes, updating theater seating, and utilizing acoustic panels and lighting to create a clean and comfortable environment and provide new color and texture variations. Fabric walls with cherry wood wainscot bases,
Auditorium seating was reorganized to provide handicap seating throughout the theater.
concession cabinets, and a refinished stage complete the interior renovations. To achieve maximum accessibility, Maguire reorganized auditorium seating and the aisles to provide a 1:12 sloped route and handicap seating throughout the theater. Accessible toilets and dressing rooms were also part of the design. Another achievement was improving the thermal efficiency of the theater. To accomplish this, Maguire faced concrete masonry unit (CMU) façades with rigid wall insulation and added roof insulation, thermally efficient fenestrations, and mechanical/electrical and plumbing upgrades. Exterior renovations include new walkways, ramps, underground drainage, a standingseam metal roof, and parking.
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PCA Wins Award for Legacy Place
Cambridge, MA —The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) awarded Legacy Place a Gold Medal for Innovative Design and Development of a New Project and a Silver Medal for Sustainability at the 2010 U.S. Design and Development Awards. Architect Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA Inc.) and developer WS Development accepted the honors at ICSC’s national retailing conference in Phoenix on December 2. Having earned the organization’s top US prize, the team becomes eligible for the ICSC global “best of the best” competition this spring. Now in its 33rd year, the U.S. Design
and Development Awards Program recognizes premier shopping center and retail achievements in the United States. A multidisciplinary jury pulled from across the country evaluates projects based on design innovation, market success and community impact, and sustainability/quality. Legacy Place has exceeded sales forecasts since opening in June 2008. The 675,000sf lifestyle center transformed an underused blacktop along Route 1 in Dedham into a day-evening destination featuring 80 local and national retailers, eight restaurants, and a Showcase Cinema de Lux, all framed around two pedestrian-friendly, town-like squares.
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SMMA Wins AIA Design Award
Providence, RI - Symmes Maini & McKee Associates/SMMA was honored by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with a Merit Award for design of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island headquarters in downtown Providence. The awards jury cited the successful integration of the new 13-story tower design with its adjacent neighborhood, which includes public parks along the city’s rejuvenated riverfront, an adjacent high-rise residential and mixed-use development, and the historic McKim Mead & Whitedesigned state capitol building. “The AIA Design Award recognizes the accomplishment of our team in providing a building design that meets the needs of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and advances the vision of the City for downtown architecture designed in context with Providence’s diverse urban setting,” said Mark Spaulding, AIA, LEED AP, principal and director of architecture for SMMA. A distinctive addition to the Providence skyline, the 327,000sf tower incorporates a series of setbacks to maintain view corridors for adjacent buildings. The curved form of north and south glass cur-
Burlington, MA – Two of Erland Construction’s projects were honored with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Massachusetts Excellence in Construction Awards at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in November. The new Leonard Florence Center
for Living won the Eagle Award in the Healthcare over $10 million category, and the new Richard B. Flynn Campus Union at Springfield College was honored with both a Merit Award and Spirit Award in the Commercial/Institutional/Industrial over $5 million category.
Boston - The Construction Institute (TCI) recently conferred three Pride in Construction Project of the Year Awards recognizing the Fall River Justice Center (state public sector project), the Haystack UltraWideband Satellite Imaging Radar Antenna (federal public sector project), and The Carpenters Center (private sector project). Fall River Justice Center – State Public Sector Project, which serves as the new Superior and District Court in Fall River, was designed for LEED Silver certification by Finegold Alexander & Associates Inc. Haystack Ultra-Wideband Satellite Imaging Radar (HUSIR) Antenna – Federal Public Sector is clearly an engineering and
construction marvel. The MIT Lincoln Laboratories managed the project for the United States Air Force. Bond Brothers, Inc., Keystone Construction and Hallamore Corporation were the construction team. The Carpenters Center – Private Sector Project, located in Boston, began in February 2009. The project was designed by ADD. Inc., with Suffolk Construction as the construction manager. The Volpe-Eagan Construction Safety Awards were presented to Jamie Merloni, training director for the New England Laborers’ Training Trust Fund, and George Continued from page 10 Allen, principal and treasurer of the Archer Corporation. cupations (WANTO) grant program, which is designed to increase the number of women entering and remaining in apprenticeships associated with nontraditional occupations. But tapping candidates early in their career choices is still an important way to fill the future need for quality workers in the industry. A Massachusetts Construction Career Day is held every year to provide hands-on experience to students from vocational schools throughout Massachusetts. Hosted by the New England Laborers Training Center in Hopkinton, with additional vendors representing several other union trades, this event attracts hundreds of students each year. In August this year, the state announced a new Articulation Agreement between the Massachusetts Division of Apprenticeship Training, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators, and union apprenticeship programs, to promote a seamless transition between registered apprenticeship programs and eligible graduates of state-approved vocational high schools. This agreement will permit any graduating student who meets the admission requirements to readily advance into a first year apprenticeship. The Carpenters, Laborers, and Sheet Metal Workers have so far signed the Agreement. The Laborer’s Union also sponsors a Construction Craft Laborer’s Program at the Medford Vocational Technical High school which provides students who gradu-
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facades animate the building with IA Rhode Island Design Award for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RItainwall Headquarters variable light and sky reflection and work to reduce the apparent massing of the tower when viewed against adjacent buildings.
Recruiting Talent 2011 – Symmes Maini & McKee Associates/SMMA was honored by theTop Rhode Islandfor Chapter
ate from the program an opportunity to enter the Laborers’ apprentice program. This commences a lifelong career pathway into the construction technology industry. Another attractive benefit to potential candidates offered by most union training programs is the ability to earn college credits for completion of an apprenticeship. For example, tthe Arioch Center at Wentworth offers an associates degree in Applied Science Technology to IBEW Local 103 graduates from their Inside Wireman apprenticeship program. The New England Regional Council of Carpenters also has a program with Wentworth that gives members credit for completing a four-year apprenticeship. In addition, recruiting veterans to the building trades continues through the Helmets to Hardhats program which places quality men and women from the armed forces into promising building and construction careers. The program is a way to help men and women who have served our country but at the same time provides union employers with highly skilled, disciplined workers with strong work ethics. And while recruiting for 2011 is an important focus, the union construction industry is dedicated to having the best trained and most highly qualified craftspeople in the industry. Training is a full-time commitment by our unions and contractors, funded to the tune of over $28 million annually. Christina Chatalian is communications coordinator for The Construction Institute.
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Eventide - South Elevation Renderings by Shesley Architects SouthField,. MA - LNR Property 300 and 500 construction jobs. And as with Corporation announced the latest in a string previous deals, the Eventide closing will of residential development deals at South- generate more than $1 million in new host The building will become the new statewide office for Breathe New Hampshire. Field, New England’s newest community community payments from the developer Manchester, NH - The Amoskeag Lo- on to produce the first steam-powered fire and a national model of smartgrowth and LNR to Weymouth and Abington under the comotive Works building will become a new engines. transit-oriented development. host community agreements signed recent- LEED Certified Statewide Office with Bruss In keeping with the mission of Breathe Formerly the South Weymouth Naval ly by the two communities. Construction, Inc. of Bradford providing the New Hampshire, the integrated design team Air Station, SouthField will feature 2,850 LNR previously announced that two construction management services. is focused on delivering superior indoor air units of housing and two million sf of com- of the South Shore’s most popular custom The 8,345sf building renovation will quality and proper energy conservation for mercial and retail space. homebuilders, Whitman Homes and Inter- become the new statewide office for Breathe this exciting, historic restoration. Quincy’s William B. Rice Even- active Building Group, will construct doz- New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization Bruss Construction will be seeking tide Home will expand to a new facility at ens of new homes in SouthField Highlands. committed to eliminating lung disease and LEED Silver certification in the CommerSouthField, which will include 192 units At SouthField, Rice Eventide, whose improving the quality of life for those living cial Interiors category. The new high performance interior shell will provide a sigof senior independent living and a 46-bed Quincy facility was named one of U.S. with lung disease in New Hampshire. This historic Manchester building was nificant air barrier with many green features skilled nursing facility on 9.4 acres in News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s SouthField Highlands. Best Nursing Homes,” will expand into constructed in the late 1830s as a foundry such as low flow fixtures and toilets, low to The project will produce between independent senior living and provide a for the mill industry. During the Civil War, no VOC emitting materials, as well as lobroad spectrum of services the foundry produced over 27,000 muskets cally sourced materials containing as much recycled content as possible and the use of across a continuum of care. and 6,982 carbines for the Union troops. With the decline of the mill industry, sustainably harvested wood. The spacious new senior comthe foundry became the Amoskeag LocoConstruction started in late November munity is being developed by motive Works, producing over 1,800 steam with a fast track scheduled completion date Rogerson Communities, a leadlocomotives, some still in use by the Cog of late February 2011. ing provider of senior housing Railway on Mt. Washington, and then went and services in Greater Boston, designed by Sheskey Architects in Quincy, and projected to begin construction in 2012. Hartford, CT – Diggs Construction, The total development value is LLC announced three new projects in SouthField, New England’s newest community, is a model estimated between $45 million Connecticut. The Town of Hamden awarded Diggs and $50 million. of smartgrowth and transit-oriented development. Construction to serve as the owner’s construction consultant (OCC). Diggs Construction will provide OCC and CPA services over a period of 18 months for the construction of the MemoNorth Walpole, NH – Woodstone, The outside sales force is comrial Town Hall and Police Headquarters a manufacturer of custom fenestration posed of two industry veterans: Hank project. and architectural millwork for historic Bishop and Bill Ringwall. Memorial Town Hall and Police Headrestoration and properties of distinction, The inside sales team includes quarters in Hamden, Conn. is enlarging its sales and customer ser- two of Woodstone’s most experienced A new 6,000sf facility for American vice departments. estimators. Sandy Furlong has been with Renal Dialysis is located in a medical park The sales and customer service de- Woodstone for 23 years and Anne Hill off I-691 in Meriden. The 2,700sf treatpartment will fall under the management for 20. ment room has 12 treatment stations, and of COO and co-owner, Tony Elliott. one isolation room to treat patients with contagious diseases. There are medication prep, lab, soiled utility and home training rooms supporting the patient treatment room. The heart of the Rendering of the new residential dialysis center is the 300sf water treatment community in New Haven room that includes a sophisticated reverse Continued from page 13 information. Jennifer Frank has been selected for osmosis system that delivers high quality Lewis notes that the firm avoids an the OCC position and Joseph DeSanti as pure water for each patient station on the egotistical approach to design. Their prac- executive support. The total project cost is treatment floor along with several loops campuses to help plan new growth. that distribute medications. The firm also works closely with tice is collaborative, because they get to $37.5 million. The facility has a new fire protection know the client quite well. As part of the West Rock developschools that are just starting to consider sprinkler system, an electrical service, a fire Doktor adds that their team often ment program for the Housing Authority campus planning or new construction. alarm system and an emergency generator Tried-and-true approaches to design includes construction professionals and of the City of New Haven, a new residen- system to power the entire space. have not changed in 30 years. Often the consultants early in the design process that tial community, both rental and homeownpartners start by sketching ideas on tracing identifies project challenges and develops ership, will be created consisting of 433 paper with a pencil. Another aspect of de- a timely, affordable, and practical response newly constructed dwelling units. Kyma Harrison is serving as consign that hasn’t changed: they put the client to them. struction monitor for the Brookside Dioli observes that such teamwork first. Homeownership and Brookside Rental Founder John Olson describes the results is a sensitive design solution. It Phase 1 portions of the program with budgrows out of knowing the client’s needs firm’s typical design process: their role gets of $30 million and $4.8 million reis to listen. The designer lets the client and aspirations, while also being respon- spectively. Joseph DeSanti will be serving talk and asks questions to draw out more sive to real-world considerations. Meriden Dialysis Center as executive support.
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Holy Family Hospital Tops Off New Emergency Center RF Walsh, S/L/A/M, and Suffolk Construction Team Up
ethuen, MA - Collaborative Partners, project manager, the architectural firm The S/L/A/M Collaborative, and Suffolk Construction Company 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. “For 60 years, our Family has been dedicated to caring for the families of the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire,” said Lester P. Schindel, president, Holy Family Hospital. “This institution would be nothing without the employees, physicians, volunteers, Board members, leaders and community members who have played a significant role in the success and accomplishments of Holy Family over the past 60 years.” Sister Nancy Glynn, CBS and Sister Anne Maureen Doherty, CBS, two of the founding sisters of Bon Secours who were called to staff this hospital at its inception, were among the many staff, physicians and community members who signed the beam before the ceremony. Judge John E. Fenton Jr., board of trustee member at Holy Family Hospital, was also an honored guest and speaker at the event. His father, Judge John E. Fenton Sr., raised more than $1 million in the 1940s to build the hospital’s first building, which was named in his honor. The 21,000sf facility nearly doubles the hospital’s capacity to care for emergency patients while extending advanced
Rendering of the entrance to the new emergency center emergency medicine to a greater number of patients and families from southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley. Holy Family Hospital is owned by Steward Health Care System LLC. When the expanded Emergency Center is completed later this year, the hospital will be able to accommodate 54,000 emergency visits annually. Currently, emergency visits number around 30,000 each year. The new, uniquely designed emergency center will be equipped with 34 private treatment bays including six fast-track rooms;
an on-site, state-of-the-art CT scanner; and a double trauma room. The mechanical equipment and space has been designed to facilitate future vertical expansion. According to Jack Hobbs, Collaborative Partners President and CEO, the Holy Family project is on track with the project charter for meeting budget and schedule parameters and is approximately halfway to completion. From a strategic planning perspective, the key was to locate the emergency department in the most costeffective location on campus and reinforce the proper adjacencies with other diagnostic and clinical departments providing support. By coupling this Holy Family project with four other campuses, Steward was able to streamline the planning and project delivery process thereby achieving cost saving, added value, and faster and more efficient project delivery. The building is currently weathertight and the design/construction team is now focusing on the interior fit-up of the project.
“Unique to this project is the exterior façade. The current campus houses many different exteriors and unique colors. This presented a challenge for the design team to come up with a color palette that fit.” said Chris Conway, project manager of Suffolk Construction. “ In the end they chose to take pieces of each, combining brick, precast concrete, composite metal panels, curtain wall and a cantilevered glass portecochere. The brick type and pattern chosen was a discontinued Notre Dame blend. The recipe had to be found and placed back into production. The end product ties in all of the colors of the surrounding campus, creating the feeling that the building has always belonged, yet has a modern and inviting entrance.” The A/E Team is currently working with the facility in coordinating the Medical Equipment and IT/Tel Com as Holy Family Hospital begins to procure the equipment and end-devices. Continued on next page
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High-Profile Cover Story: Holy Family Hospital in Methuen “To align end-user expectations, the design and construction team just recently completed an Exam Room mock-up room simulating an exact replica of the final condition to be certain that all medical staff understand what they are ultimately to inherit upon occupancy of the new building. This also gives them the chance to fine-tune final location of any headwall devices, medical gasses, and power requirements for all 32 of the treatment bays.” Rick Polvino, AIA (SLAM’s project manager) Continued from previous page
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“To align end-user expectations, the design and construction team just recently completed an exam room mock-up simulating an exact replica of the final condition to be certain that all medical staff understand what they are ultimately to inherit upon occupancy of the new building,” said Rick Polvino, AIA, SLAM’s project manager. “This also gives them the chance to finetune final location of any headwall devices, medical gasses, and power requirements for all 32 of the treatment bays.” According to Suffolk Construction’s project manager Chris Conway, “The most challenging aspect of the project was that we were building a new emergency room addition in a densely populated and active hospital campus. Having to work around patients, personnel and staff, without causing disruption, was difficult at times. “In addition the new structure was located next to an active Med Flight helicopter pad. On average, we received twothree flights per week. Given the close proximity of construction we had to be diligent not to increase the risk of helicop-
ter landings and take offs.” He noted, “The Holy Family Hospital campus is surrounded by residential neighborhoods. During construction we had to be cognizant to not disrupt the community. We achieved this by providing a construction management plan that was reviewed and approved by the hospital and local authorities. Included in this plan were proactive measures to avoid traffic, disturbances during hours, avoidance of deliveries and trucking on residential streets and the rerouting of an existing traffic plan. We were able to achieve this by constantly communicating with both the hospital staff and the surrounding neighbors.” The goal of the Holy Family Hospital is to become the leading healthcare facility north of Boston. To achieve this goal it made the investment not only to build a new emergency department but also to upgrade the majority of the existing campus and surrounding facilities providing the public with a beautiful, functional and technologically advanced health care facility with plans for future expansion.
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Waxy O’Connors Irish Pub Opens
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All the millwork for Waxy’s Irish Pub was custom-designed in Ireland and shipped to the construction site for installation. Lexington, MA - BKA Architects of Brockton and Noble Ventures of Raynham, working with the project designer John Kay Design of Dublin, Ireland, have completed the renovation of an existing restaurant and bar in Lexington into a Waxy O’Connors Irish Pub, the sixth pub location in the United States. Occupying 8,075sf of an existing, free-standing two-story building that formerly housed several restaurants, the Waxy O’Connors pub exudes an authentic Irish décor and atmosphere. This effect was achieved by having all the millwork cus-
tom designed by John Kaye Design and built by Truwood Joinery Millworkers in County Monaghan, Ireland. The millwork was then crated and shipped to the construction site for installation. A 100-foot long bar that seats 40 people exemplifies the fine wood craftsmanship and Irish authenticity visible throughout the restaurant. Four separate dining areas and an operational fieldstone fireplace surround the bar. An outdoor stone patio is planned to be added in the spring.
TownePlace Suites Under Way Pro Con Architect and CM
Kingstown, RI – In anticipation of inclement weather conditions, the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott in the Quonset Business Park is weather tight and construction is proceeding on schedule. Pro Con, Inc. of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the $7.5 million sustainable design-build hotel, which is being developed as part of the Gateway Parcel Master Development by New Boston Fund Inc of Boston and Waterford Development of Needham, Mass. New TownePlace Suites under construction. The TownePlace Suites by Marriott is being built on a 4.6-acre site tion under the USGBC’s LEED program. conveniently located across from The PCI’s design incorporates many susShops at Quonset Point at the intersection tainable features, including a geothermal of Gate Road and Route 403. The developer is intending to make system for heating and cooling the 55,453sf the 103-key, four-story extended stay hotel, building; excavation material was crushed one of the first environmentally friendly and reused for structural fill, the landscape hotels in Rhode Island and has registered it plantings will be low water tolerant plants, with the US Green Building Council (US- and the lawns will be watered using water GBC) with the intention to pursue certifica- collected from storm runoff.
Indian Woods Phase 1 Completed
MPA Completes Weiss Office
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The new office provides an open layout on one floor of the building. Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has completed the design of 11,400sf of new office space for Weiss Asset Management. Margulies Perruzzi Architects provided interior architecture and design services for the project, which is located at 222 Berkeley Street in Boston. Previously located on Commonwealth Avenue, Weiss Asset’s new office provides increased space for the firm’s 70 employees, in an open layout on one floor of the building. The space features a technology-intensive trading floor for 48 traders, five offices, conference rooms, and collaborative meeting areas with videoconferencing capabilities. Amenities include
a catering kitchen with dining area and an exercise room with showers. With an eye toward sustainable design, Margulies Perruzzi Architects saved 50% of the existing building, reusing light fixtures, millwork, carpet, conference room and office furniture, and the stone floor in the lobby. Commodore Builders was the general contractor for the project. WSP Flack & Kurtz provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering and telecommunications consulting, and Fort Point Project Management provided project management services.
Stoughton, MA – Pro Con, Inc has completed the first of three buildings for Alta at Indian Woods, a new Energy Star apartment community in Stoughton. The completed building also houses the community’s administrative offices and the community’s clubhouse and fitness room. Wood Partners of Concord, Mass. is the developer, and Pro Con, Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and general contractor for the $13.5 million design build project. Alta at Indians Woods will be comprised of three four-story garden-style buildings. The 154-apartment community will offer one and two-bedroom units and one-bedroom units with dens, ranging from 710sf to1,041sf. The apartments feature ample kitchens, full size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, upgraded flooring, and
high-speed Internet and cable ready access. The community’s common areas have been professionally landscaped and offer amenities including covered parking, a putting green, outdoor seating, and gas grills. The clubhouse features a greatroom with a kitchen for entertaining and a fitness room with high-end exercise equipment and machines. The community’s administrative and leasing offices are located on-site. Alta at Indian Woods is participating in the Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star program, developed and administered by the United States Department of Energy, that focuses on a high efficiency building envelope and optimal HVAC distribution performance. The buildings will be tested to ensure energy star compliance for the HVAC systems and the insulation installation. Conservation Services Group of Westborough, Mass. is collaborating with Wood Partners as HERS rater on the project. Pro Con Inc. has scheduled a phased completion of the project; the first building is complete and ready for occupancy, the second building will be completed by late December, and the third building will be completed in January 2011.
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Brookstone Completes Terminal
Nashua, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, recently announced that they have completed a construction project for the State of New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation. This project was funded as part of an ongoing effort to promote the use of public transportation. The scope-of-work involved the construction of a new 1,600sf bus terminal at the NH Park & Ride located on Route 3 at Exit 8 off the Everett Turnpike in Nashua. The conventional structured-steel facility was outfitted with a brick and antigraffiti tile exterior and energy-efficient rubber roof, along with marbleized-styled
Bel Air Health Center Milwaukee, WI – The Congress Con- wing, and all new furnishings and equipstruction Co., a Boston-based healthcare ment throughout. New bus terminal service provider, has started the construcWorking closely with Elite Senior tion and renovation project of the $18 mil- Living, the facility’s nursing home operarubber flooring for lasting wear. The interior consists of a ticketing lion Bel Air Health Center, a state-of-the- tor, Congress developed a custom tailored, counter and staff office, mechanical and art long-term care and rehabilitation center cost-effective solution covering the project in its entirety, from acquisition, acquisition storage rooms, restrooms, and a passenger located in Milwaukee. The plans include a facility of 185 financing, complete design and engineerwaiting area. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony beds, a 50-bed dedicated rehabilitation ing, including interior finishes and furnishwing designed using the latest scientific and ings, construction, and HUD construction has been scheduled for later this month. medical principles, a new, fully-equipped, financing. 3,500sf rehabilitation and gym facility, all Congress has completed over 30 private, single-bedded rooms in the rehab HUD projects in the country.
Cutler Foundation Gifts
Worcester, MA -- The Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by design-build entrepreneur Mel Cutler, has announced a number of recent gifts. The Foundation focuses on providing financial support to organizations that assist at-risk members of the community. The donations include: $15,000 to the Mass. Veterans Shelter to help provide emergency shelter and transitional housing for men and women veterans; $10,000 to
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Abby’s House, a multiservice organization in Worcester that serves homeless and battered women and children; $10,000 to the United Way to support its critical role in the community of helping those in need; $7,500 to the Worcester County Food Bank to support its mission of providing relief from hunger; and $2,500 to the Worcester Youth Center, an educational, recreational, and social facility for youth between the ages of 14 and 24.
Canal District Electric on Schedule Managed by Cruz Electric
Lowell, MA – Cruz Electric of Woburn is on schedule for an April 2011 completion of the electrical construction of a Lowell Hamilton Canal District revitalization project. When complete, the structures in the project will include a 260,000sf court-
house, 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.
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Bioengineering Group Honored
MPA’S Design Earns Green Accolades
Salem, MA - Green For All and SJF Institute recently announced the first-ever Green Jobs Award honorees. The Green Jobs Award honors businesses that contribute to the economy and the environment. Bioengineering Group, a womanowned science and engineering firm headquartered in Salem, was one of 10 firms honored by Green For All and SJF Institute. “Each of the companies chosen this year does its part in building the green economy through innovation and job creation here in the United States,” says Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green For All. “We are honored to have been chosen as one of 10 recipients of The Green Jobs Award,” stated Kathy Santoro, director of human resources for Bioengineering Group. “We see our firm as a place to put what we know into practice. Being green isn’t just given lip service, its woven into the fabric of the company culture until it quite literally changes how people see the world. Giving employees the opportunity to contribute to positive social and environmental outcomes is a powerful motivator. ”
Waltham, MA - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) and Hobbs Brook Management announced that the 175-185 Wyman Street office project in Waltham has been awarded two sustainability awards: the grand prize in the green facilities category of the 2010 BUILDINGS Project Innovations Awards and the 2010 Award of Excellence for Best Practice – Sustainability from CoreNet Global New England. Owned and operated by Hobbs Brook Management, designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects and built by Columbia Construction Company, these Class A office buildings also earned LEED Gold certification and Innovation in Design credits in all five categories. The 175-185 Wyman Street complex is 335,000sf of new construction built with the highest level of design, construction, materials, and finishes. The property features two L-shaped buildings with large PAV E R S B Y I D E A L
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footprints and a courtyard between that create a campus setting. The project includes underground and surface parking and a 5,424sf, food-court style corporate dining facility in the 175 Wyman Street building with an outdoor patio, as well as a café and satellite location for the shoulder periods in the 185 Wyman Street building next door. Sustainable aspects of the 175-185 Wyman Street complex include an integrated green cleaning program, mature landscaping, high-reflection roofing, preferred parking for hybrid vehicles and car poolers, and shower facilities for bicycle commuters. The project recycled over 95% of the former building on the site as structural fill, incorporating an equivalent of $7 million worth of recycled materials. An additional 2,000 tons of steel were sent off-site with the equivalent purchased for use at the new site.
The stormwater treatment system utilizes a pond that doubles as a landscape feature to clean water before it heads to the Cambridge Reservoir, while additional stormwater runoff collected on site is used for irrigation of the site’s native and drought-resistant plantings. John G. Crowe Associates, Inc. provided landscape architecture, site planning, environmental permitting, and civil engineering The project featured a 40% water-use reduction and a 22% optimized energy performance during the design, engineering, and construction phases, with the intention of reducing energy costs to future tenants. Additionally, the exterior materials of the building provide practical solar protection through the use of solar shading that minimizes heat gain while also drawing natural light deep into the office space.
Following is an excerpt of an article sent by Jim Cavan, of Green Alliance of Portsmouth, N. H. Typically, the windswept fairways at North Hampton’s Sagamore Hampton Golf Club are more a source of competitive frus tration than admiration. Nestled high above the surrounding terrain and within earshot of 1-95, a round at the 18-hole course can, on a particularly gusty day, feel like New Hampshire’s version of the British Open. Now, thanks to a green ambition over two years in the making, the near 50 year old Sagamore is making the most of na ture’s hand. The golf course, located at 101
North Road in North Hampton, success fully installed and put online a 3.7 kilowatt wind turbine. The roughly 50 foot structure – situ ated about a sand wedge shot from the clubhouse and in between the first and tenth fairways – is expected to supply a portion amount of the course clubhouse’s energy needs in the coming years. According to Luff, Sagamore had for years explored the possibility of wind technology on the course grounds. Unfor tunately, until 2005 small businesses in New Hampshire were not permitted to “net
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banned since the late 1970s in the United States, when certain types were identified as carcinogenic, but prior to then it was used in some electronics and building materials, including as an additive in some caulks to make them more flexible. In 2000, while investigating above average rates of breast cancer cases among employees at the University of Rhode Island, investigators inadvertently found correlations between the high levels of PCBs found in the building and in the employees’ blood serum, prompting further testing and discovery of the tainted caulking. According to the EPA, tests performed on laboratory animals indicate that the type of PCBs released by this type of caulk have been shown to cause cancer and numerous other serious health effects in animals. These include issues with the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system, and other negative health effects. Let it be known that PCBs have been found in the blood of students tested in buildings where PCBs have been discovered in caulking. PCB-laden caulk can come in different colors: brown, black, tan, white, etc. This caulking can be found around windows, doors, vents and possibly on sidewalks. It can also leach and contaminate the indoor air, soil, and masonry. Evidence indicates that PCBs can be absorbed into masonry materials to the extent that removal and replacement of these masonry units becomes necessary. This means that even though properties may have newer replacement doors and
windows, the masonry openings at these locations can still be contaminated. PCB-laden caulk is considered hazardous material and must be properly abated and properly disposed of. While the focus has been largely on schools and public buildings, what is not addressed or considered is that hundreds of these older schools and manufacturing facilities from the suspect period have been converted to residential and office condominiums. This is especially true in New England. The Massachusetts Division of Capitol Asset Management has initiated a requirement on public projects: to test for PCBs when “window replacements, exterior masonry repairs or other activities that may involve PCB laden material” are undertaken. However, that does not include privately held property. Oddly, the only federal guidelines in place at the present time concerning PCB caulk is that if it is discovered, in the course of voluntary testing, it must be removed. At this time
PCB-contaminated caulk on brick column in front of the French Hill Elementary School in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (year 2005). Caulk contained 60,000 ppm of PCB (Aroclor 1254 and 1260) Caulk is 6.0% PCB. Wipe sample of caulk yielded 22,700 ug/100 cm2. PCBs migrated/ leached to the top surface of caulk. Source; www.pcbinschools.org
there are no federal laws requiring testing. This “catch-22” requirement gives budget-stripped schools little incentive to test voluntarily and risk subjecting themselves to this burden. The EPA has clearly stated that they are looking at the issue and will be developing guidelines and recommendations. Removal of these contaminants, if necessary, is certain to be extremely expensive and “PCB caulk” may become the environmental buzzword of the new decade. Privately held properties are currently under no such obligation other than conscience. Despite the lack of a legal compulsion to test and abate these substances, there are clear benefits to testing. If no PCBs are present, you can relax knowing that you have done the responsible thing. If PCBs are present, you have the opportunity to plan and budget your response before any government mandates take effect. Forewarned is forearmed. Dan Simonse, is chief estimator for CCI .
Nexus/Green Roundtable Framingham, MA - Rand Worldwide, a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology require- Ken Flannigan ments, announced that a Building Information Modeling (BIM) expert from its IMAGINiT Technologies division will be speaking at the upcoming Nexus/Green Roundtable meeting on January 21, 2011. The industry is looking toward a change, the promise of Architecture 2030, to reduce our world’s building energy consumption. Whether it is a voluntary report, credit system, or simply an exacting client, there is a need to simulate, respond, and improve a building’s performance. Flannigan, building solutions expert at IMAGINiT Technologies, will focus on the tools available within Revit as well as other software to help organizations evaluate designs for LEED credits and certification. For more information visit www. rand.com and www.imaginit.rand.com.
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Superior Energy Saving Alternatives to Generic Low-e Glass
by Bruce Lang Initial revisions to the Department of Energy’s Energy Star window performance standards, which debuted January 1, 2010, should make clear that generic lowe glass no longer represents a level of energy efficiency required to “transform the market,” a key charter of the agency’s Energy Star program. Because geBruce Lang neric low-e glass provides insulating performance of about R-4 in a world in which R-19 insulated walls are the norm, there’s a dramatic performance gap between what low-e glass provides and what green building practices promise in saving energy and reducing carbon emissions. Despite heavily insulated walls and ceilings and the popularity of low-e glass, 25%-35% of the energy used in homes and buildings is wasted due to inefficient glass. So, it should come as no surprise that glass is responsible for >10% of the total carbon emissions in the US annually and is a major contributor to global warming. The truth is that low-e glass thermal performance has reached practical limits. A low-e coating reflects heat, reducing heat transfer between panes of glass, and thereby improving insulation performance. The “e” in low-e, which stands for “emissivity,”
is the ability of a surface to radiate energy. Low-e coatings are rated for the amount of heat they radiate – the lower the number, the less heat is radiated and the better the insulation performance of the glass. Coated glass is commonly available today with emissivity ratings below 0.03, and lowering emissivity from 0.03 to 0.00 will have a negligible incremental improvement on window performance. Clearly, further improvements in glass thermal performance will not come from improvements in low-e coatings. Low-e coated glass has become a minimum performance baseline and no longer represents a path to “improved” energy performance. The incremental performance benefit of using low-e glass is zero, because it is already assumed as a required product. Generic low-e insulating glass, consisting of two pieces of coated glass separated by a sealed, gas-filled air space (or cavity), achieves a maximum thermal insulation value of R-4. With further advances in glass coating technology expected to provide minimal performance improvement, the focus has now shifted from coatings to cavities. Just as the introduction of single-cavity insulated glass provided a breakthrough in performance beyond monolithic glass, the introduction of multicavity constructions, consisting of two or even three insulating cavities, is providing the next performance breakthrough for insulating glass. Two alternatives to generic low-e insulating glass are currently available that
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Illustrations showing the comparison of one-, two- and three-film panes. can meet Energy Star’s current and forthcoming window performance standards. One is triple pane glass, consisting of three panes of glass and two low-e coatings. The good news is that by using a third pane of glass to create a second insulating cavity, triple pane low-e glass improves generic low-e insulating glass performance from R- 4 to R-9. The bad news is that triple pane glass is 50% heavier than standard insulating glass, requiring stronger window framing and increasing cost accordingly. A superior alternative consists of suspending one or more low emissivity and solar reflective films inside of an insulating glass unit. Without the weight disadvantages of a third pane of glass, film can create two, three or even four insulating cavities that maximize light transmission and provide conservation performance ranging from R-6 to an amazing R-20 to meet the unique requirements of both commercial and residential new construction and renovation projects.
Such internally-mounted film does not replace low-e glass. It leverages the benefits of film-based and glass-based technologies to create a lightweight, multicavity insulating glass that offers a new level of performance. Most units fabricated today utilize low-e coated glass to minimize solar heat gain, while using film to maximize insulation performance, block UV radiation, reduce noise, and increase occupant comfort more effectively than low-e glass alone. Clearly, film-based, multi-cavity insulating glass is tomorrow’s state-of-the-art window glass available today. It has been saving energy in thousands of homes and in such landmark buildings as the Rotch Library at MIT, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Bruce Lang is vice president of marketing & business development at Southwall Technologies, Inc., in Palo Alto, CA.
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meter” their energy, meaning they couldn’t collect money from a power utility if a sys tem were able to generate more power than was needed. So any excess energy would have to be stored on site in a series of ex pensive, high-tech batteries for later use. In 2005 that law was changed, paving the way for small businesses interested in alternative energy to explore increasingly viable – and potentially lucrative – sources of alternative energy. “When we first learned about net me tering, we thought to ourselves, ‘gee, may be now something like wind turbine would work for us,’” recalls Luff. “We had the grounds tested over the winter of 2008 and 2009, and it turned out that we had an aver age of about 12 mile an hour winds, which was sufficient for a palatable payback.” In 2009, with approval from the town in place, net metering a viable option, and the weather in an uncharacteristically co operative mood, Luff was finally able to bring the project full circle. According to Luff, in the first three days the Skystream Turbine – installed by Wind Guys USA, out of nearby Rye – had produced an average of 15 kilowatt hours per day of electricity. And, on top of giving up-to-the-minute calculations of generated power, the turbine also imparted an even more telling statistic: it had kept 44 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere.
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First Wind HQ Achieves LEED Gold War Memorial Receives Leed Silver
Newton, MA - Commodore Builders announced that First Wind was awarded LEED Gold certification. First Wind is a leader in wind power, renewable energy, and wind farm technologies. In October 2009, the company moved from its suburban location in Newton, to 179 Lincoln Street in downtown Boston. In collaboration with Gensler, Millennium Partners, Dowling Houy, and WB Engineers, ComInterior view of First Wind’s new Boston office modore completed the 36,000sf inthe 110-year-old building. terior fit-out for First Wind’s new Commodore installed new high-end Boston office, located on the fifth floor of finishes, flooring, skylights, paint, and allglass office fronts. The space also included a new 1,000sf high-tech Data Acquisition Computing Center (DACC) that measures the international kilowatt/minute output of energy for the company. LEED Gold certification of the First Wind project was based on several green design and construction features that positively impacted the project and the broader community, including a more efficient use of energy and the utilization of regional and recycled materials. One hundred percent of the equipment on-site is Energy Star certified; 98% of the wood products installed are FSC certified, 78% of materials used during construction were diverted from landfills, and 42% of the supplied materials were manufactured within a 500-mile radius of the project.
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Pool area with aquatic-inspired tiling at Cambridge War Memorial Recreation Center. Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects announced that its design for the renovation of the City of Cambridge’s War Memorial Recreation Center has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Located at 1640 Cambridge Street, the renovation of the late 1950s era physical education and recreation facility included improving and updating building systems, providing universal accessibility and revamping the layout of the locker rooms,
restrooms, classrooms, and administrative offices. The 78,000sf building houses three pools, a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness room, a multipurpose room, and separate locker room facilities for school and public use. The center achieved LEED Silver certification for energy use, lighting, water, and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.
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Harvard Child Care Center Credited With Green Design
Littleton, MA - Anderson Anderson Architecture of San Francisco and Triumph Modular Corporation of Littleton announced that their classroom system at Harvard University recently won an honorable mention at the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Honor Awards for Design Excellence and an Energy + Sustainability Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter. Anderson Anderson designed the innovative 5,700sf facility that Triumph built and installed in just six weeks on the Harvard campus. For 18 months, this modular school building will first house the Harvard Yard Child Care Center, and then the Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative, while their
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respective permanent locations are being renovated. The building features a variety of green, sustainable features to achieve the highest-quality, healthy environment for children. A focused design and construction plan for maximum energy efficiency includes solar tube skylights to maximize natural light use, sustainable “Green Guard” insulation, high-grade sealants, and a white rubber roof that reflects solar heat. Coordinated sensors and electronic control of the lighting system turns lights off when there is no activity in the room. Other features of the Child Care Center include exterior sun shades that shield the interior of the facility from the sun and reduce the need for air conditioning,
Across 1 This company recently completed the construction of a new bus terminal at Nashua, New Hampshire 6 Light metal symbol 8 Prosecutor, for short 9 ____ Engineers completed work on the new Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson and Wales University in Providence 11 Cadillac model 13 Stone worker 15 Government property assoc. 16 Direction indicator 17 Firm, briefly 18 Repairs or restores 21 Unified 22 AJ____ topped off the Winchester Hospital for Cancer Care 24 Site of a well-known arch, for short 26 Close-mouthed 28 Japanese currency 30 __ target 31 Winners of the 2010 Distinguished Real Estate Award from NAIOP, ____ Properties 33 Consulting firm that have won a contract to provide MA statewide geotechnical design review services for roadway and bridge projects 35 That hurts! 36 Press handler 37 Famous DC office 38 This company topped off the Health Center on Union Street in Lynn 40 An ___ for detail 42 Kyle Reagan is the chairman of this award winning construction company 43 Suffolk Construction will manage the $100 million dollar expansion of the ____ Medical Center
recycled materials for the interior walls and carpet tiles, and an HVAC system that regulates and brings in air from the outside as needed. Sarah Bennett-Astesano, assistant director of the Office of Work/Life at Harvard University, pointed out that “Air quality was a major concern for us as were the availability of natural light and operable windows and the ability to regulate the temperature in each class room.” The project earned an Honorable Mention from among the 116 projects reviewed as part of the Boston Society of Architects Honor Awards and also won an Energy + Sustainability Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects’ San Francisco chapter.
Crossword Down 1 Metal piece 2 Type of floor 3 “____ and Ride” short term parking for commuter pick-up and drop off of passengers 4 Architects who designed the Portsmouth NH Provident Bank 5 Loan provider for construction projects in MA 6 Brouhaha 7 Secures, a contract for example 10 Couple 12 Teacher’s Assistant, for short 14 Company providing biodiesel fuel to run Portsmouth’s bus fleet (2 words) 15 Green light 16 Midmorning 17 This company recently completed a LEED Gold certified building for First Wind, a Boston company and leader in renewable energy 18 Profit abbreviation 19 Branch 20 Star cars 23 Place to unwind 25 Steel providers from East Hartford, CT 27 Smaller than a city 29 Wide shoe fitting 32 Plane, e.g. 34 President of NAIOP, ____ Abrams 39 Some forensic evidence 41 Temperature controller, for short
Kimmell Appointed DEP Commissioner
Boston - Energy and Kimmell has been with Environmental Affairs (EEA) EEA since the start of Governor Secretary-Designate Richard K. Patrick’s term in 2007. Sullivan Jr. announced the apFormerly an attorney in pointment of EEA General Counprivate practice, where he fosel Kenneth Kimmell of Newton cused on environmental and as Commissioner of the Departland use law and litigation, ment of Environmental Protection Kimmell has been the legal lead (MassDEP). on all aspects of EEA’s policy Kimmell will succeed and program agenda during a Kimmell MassDEP Commissioner Laurie period of tremendous change, Burt, who is stepping down after challenge, and opportunity. more than three years of service. He spearheaded state environmental “The Commonwealth is fortunate permit processes to ensure “regulation at to have someone with Ken’s experience the speed of business,” and oversaw the and intellect to lead the agency devoted to state permitting of the nation’s first offsafeguarding our precious environmental shore wind farm – Cape Wind. He also assets – from clean water and air to tide- drafted and led a broad-based coalition in lands and wetlands,” Secretary-Designate support of proposed wind energy siting reSullivan said. form legislation.
Jan. 26, Human Resources Seminar and State Construction Projects for 2011 Dinner Hawthorne Inn, Berlin, Conn. The construction industry is cautiously optimistic that the economy will improve in 2011. The Connecticut Subcontractors Association seminar is designed to help subcontractors and ensure that they have effective practices and policies in place to protect their businesses
and their employees. The dinner meeting will feature an update and review on construction projects from the Connecticut Department of Public Works. Time will be allotted for questions and answers related to project schedules, budgets, policies, procedures, and details on current and upcoming projects. For more information log on to connecticutsubcontractors.org.
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Ng Joins TRO Jung/Brannen
Boston - TRO Jung|Brannen announced that Choy F. Ng, AIA has joined the firm as principal and technical director. Ng has over 20 years of experience as an architectural designer and technical resource. He has diverse experience in healthcare, laboratory, academic, retail, and commercial projects. Additionally he has led firmwide initiatives such as quality control, mentoring, and revit production protocols. Prior to joining TRO Jung|Brannen, Ng was a principal at Tsoi Kobus.
Metro Walls Hires Two
Manchester NH - Metro Walls, Inc. of Manchester announced the hiring of two project managers/estimators to the company. Carl Schulz brings many years of experience as a projSchulz ect manager, estimator and field foreman. He is currently working on a 90,000sf assisted living project in Ossipee, a very large church expansion south of Boston, and many other projects throughout New England. Bruno Grenier is the most recent ad-
dition to the Metro Walls team, starting with the company in October. Prior to working at Metro Walls, Grenier was president of Granite State Drywall for 17 years. He is curGrenier rently working on a five-story medical office building for Dartmouth Hitchcock in Nashua and an addition to an assisted living facility in Laconia. Combined, Schulz and Grenier bring more than 40 years of experience to the company.
EYP Staff Announcements
Boston - EYP Architecture & Engineering announced that Melissa Butler Bennett, AIA, has been named project executive and Toni Loiacano, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has been named project manager. Bennett and Loiacano are based in EYP’s Boston office. A specialist in library and higher education design and programming, Bennett was previously associate principal at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott in Boston. She also helped create and led the architecture division in the Boston office of STV Inc. Loiacano is involved in the planning, programming, and management of dayto-day operational aspects of projects in EYP’s Undergraduate Science sector.
Prior to joining EYP, she served as project manager and senior programmer/ planner for URS Corporation in Southfield, Mich., where she was responsible for the master planning and programming of several higher education projects. Photos by Eric Levine
McAllister President of Piscataqua SAME
Portsmouth, NH - Gary R. gineer with over 20 years of McAllister, P.E. of GZA GeoEnviexperience working on a wide ronmental Inc. has been appointed range of geotechnical engineerpresident of the Piscataqua Post ing and construction projects. of the Society of American MiliHe has provided geotechnical, tary Engineers (SAME), whose environmental, construction mission is to promote and faand civil consulting for the gencilitate engineering support for eral building, environmental, national security by developing industrial, transportation, manand enhancing relationships and ufacturing and energy indusMcAllister competencies among uniformed tries throughout New England, services, public and private sector mid-Atlantic, southeast states, engineers, and related professionals and Florida. McAllister was recently promoted The Piscataque Post of SAME repto associate principal after four years with resents Maine, New Hampshire and VerGZA. He is a registered professional en- mont.
Triumph Hires Andrew Collins
Littleton, MA - Triumph Modular Corporation announced that Andrew J. Collins has joined the company as controller/project accountant for major projects. Collins will be responsible for the company’s financial, accounting, and business functions. As project accountant, he will provide systems project accounting, support, documentation,
storage, archiving, and recordkeeping for the firm’s major projects and also providing direct administrative support to the firm’s project managers. Most recently Collins was responsible for internal financial reports and analyses, financial forecasting, and reaching budgetary targets for all projects.
Jewett Staff Announcements
Raymond, NH - Jewett Construction Co., Inc. recently announced the addition of Darcy Scott as administrative and marketing assistant. Scott has worked statewide in both the profit and nonprofit sectors and brings a broad range of marketing skills to the position. Jewett also annouinced the promotion of Katie Russo to the position of project coordinator. Russo joined the design-build firm in June 2008 as administrative and marketing assistant, bringing three years of prior experience as a construction project administrator to the job.
Tighe & Bond Staff Announcements
Westfield, MA - Tighe & Bond announced that Christopher Bone, a mechanical process and environmental engineer, has been promoted to associate. Bone joined Tighe & Bond in 1999 Bone and has more than 17 years of project management and engineering experience that are instrumental in providing municipal clients with innovative solutions for complicated water and wastewater challenges. Tighe & Bond also announced that Michael Schrader, P.E. .recently joined the company as a new project manager in the Pocasset and Worcester offices, reinforc-
New Designers for PCA
Cambridge, MA - Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA Inc.) has welcomed three new designers: Ruth Parr, LEED AP; Essa Ahmed, LEED AP; and Jeff Gannon, LEED Green Associate. The firm is Gannon busy, with more than a dozen new projects and nine new staff added since May.
White Recognized by Alternatives, Inc.
Whitinsville, MA - At the 34th Annual Thank You Reception held at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, David White, president/CEO of R.H. White Construction, received an award for his outstanding board service from 2004 through 2010. Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. located in Whitinsville offers a wide spectrum of
residential and vocational services of the highest quality to people with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. Its mission is to provide the necessary skills and support so that each person may lead a satisfying and successful life in the setting of his or her choice with maximum use of community networks.
Boston - The engineering firm WSP Flack + Kurtz of New York City has promoted Allan J. Montpellier, PE, LEED AP, to managing director of its Boston office, effective January 1, 2011. He is replacing Bob Gracilieri, PE, who remains an executive vice president in the firm, focusing more intensively on client service and engineering.
Montpellier, who was a senior vice president and project executive in the Boston office, has been with WSP Flack + Kurtz for more than 16years. In his current role, he is responsible for client care, contractual matters, overall project delivery, and employee adherence to high standards and core values.
ing the firm’s continued growth and expansion in eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands. Schrader has 20 years of experience working closely Montpellier with Massachusetts and Rhode Island Schrader municipalities to develop effective solutions for water, wastewater, and stormwater challenges. As project manager, he will work Bedford, MA - C.E. Floyd Company, for three years, where he served as a projclosely with clients to develop long-term Inc. promoted Mark Beckler to senior es- ect engineer in the Connecticut office besolutions that are appropriate to the unique timator, Adam Bergevin to estimator, and fore joining the Mass. office as an assistant needs, budget, and culture of those comNathanael Seiler to project engineer. estimator. munities. Beckler has six years experience in Seiler interned with C.E. Floyd for C.E. Floyd Company’s estimating depart- three months before being promoted to ment and sits on the Membership Commit- project engineer. He served in co-op positee for the Massachusetts Chapter of the tions with Dooling Woodbrier of Newton, ABC. Urban Revitalizers of Boston and McKerBergevin has been with C.E. Floyd non Group of Brandon, Vt. plan involves the transfor-
C.E. Floyd Co. Promotions
CBT Names Varanasi
Boston - CBT Architects named Kishore Varanasi as dimation of highway infrarector of urban design. Kishore’s structure into the creation vision and leadership have been of a new intermodal transit instrumental in shaping and exfacility and a major public panding the firm’s award-winspace serving over 100,000 ning urban design practice both people in the municipaliinternationally and nationally ties of Boston, Cambridge, over the last eight years. and Brookline. Varanasi Varanasi was a key team Under his leadership, member on the master plan for CBT’s urban design practice NorthPoint, which received the highest will continue to work in North America national recognition from the American and its recent expansion to South AmerInstitute of Architects with the 2006 ica, the Middle East, and Asia. Honor Award for Regional and Urban Varanasi was appointed in 2010 by Design. Mayor Thomas M. Menino to Boston’s At Boston University, his strategic Complete Streets Advisory Committee.
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The International Energy Conservation Code will hold the following seminars: • Jan. 26, 2011- 6 - 9 p.m. Porter & Chester Institute, 134 Dulong Circle Chicopee, Mass. • Feb. 9, 2011- 6 - 9 p.m. FW Webb, 50 Everberg Rd., Woburn, Mass. Effective January 2009, Massachusetts adopted the International Energy Conservation Code. These changes affect you. Come and learn how in this class specifically focused on material for HVAC Contractors. Cost of class: $49 members | $79 non-members. Pizza dinner included, beginning at 5:30. For information, log onto www.acca.org or email email@example.com.
BuildingEnergy Conference and Trade Show March 8 - 10, 2011, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. BuildingEnergy is an annual event organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). BuildingEnergy is the nation’s oldest and largest regional conference for renewable energy and highperformance building professionals, with participants from across the US and Europe. Call the registration coordinator at 413-7746051 x10 or email registration @nesea.org.
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The Boston Architectural College announced the Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design Program that combines online study and week-long on-site intensives each semester in Boston in a way that allows enrollment from wherever you live and work. Students will have access to: • Green Building Design • Sustainable Community Planning • Green Policy and Advocacy • Sustainable Construction Classes will start in August 2011, but the first cohort is expected to fill up quickly, so if you’re interested, apply asap. To learn more (and register) go to www. the-bac.edu/distance, call 617-585-0137, or send an email to: paige.manning@ the-bac.edu.
January Social Networking • Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Allsteel Showroom, 200 State Street, Boston Network Like Your Job Depends on It!! Join the Boston Chapter of IFMA for its monthly networking extravaganza! No speakers, no education, just a chance to meet new people and reconnect with acquaintances. Food, beverage, and great conversation provided free of charge! Save the Date • Thursday, Feb. 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Entrepreneurial New Businesses HubSpot, Inc. | 25 First St | 2nd Floor | Cambridge, Mass. For more information: visit us at http://www.ifmaboston.org
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