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Lee Kennedy Co Completes

The Boston Conservatory

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Tocci to Restore Abbot Mill Callahan Builds Senior Housing Projects Wright-Ryan Multi-Residential Projects ProCon Builds Residences at Portwalk 360 State Street in Final Phase of Construction Oldecastle Precast at Ellsworth Commons Griffin Electric Completes Projects Coull Gets Nat’l ABC Award Featuring: ARC Kicks Off Boston College Reno Levi + Wong Upgrades Edgewood Dietz Completes Two Projects BOMA Boston “Part of the Solution” The Real Meaning of “Prompt” in the Prompt Pay Law by Blase Reardon and Kurt Dettman Responsible Planning and Design for Senior Living Environments by Ann Melite Responsible Contracting in Hard Economic Times by Steven P. Kenney To Renovate or Rebuild? Tufts Chooses Both by Lisa Reindorf

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James H. Walsh III Tribute

Boston, - The Walsh BrothAssociated General Contractors ers’ project team at the Spaulding of America Hall of Fame. Rehabilitation Hospital construcWalsh served as a trustee tion site in the former Charlesof the Boston Children’s Hostown Navy Yard is paying tribute pital for 25 years, as a director to James H. Walsh III, chairman of the Associated General Conof the board and the third generatractors, director of MASCO, tion of ownership at the firm, who and a member of the President’s passed away on March 9 after a Council at Holy Cross. long and courageous battle with Richard C. Walsh, will James H. Walsh III cancer. continue the legacy of his father, During his 60 years with as the proud fourth generation Walsh Brothers, he received numerous re- of the Walsh family to lead the company vered industry awards, including coveted into its 110th year of continuous operation. Build America Awards, and honors from Walsh Brothers, Incorporated proudly sathe Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lutes the life and gifts of Jim Walsh. was the first person to be inducted into the

Members of the BOMA Boston benefit committee take a well-deserved bow for putting on such a successful event.

BOMA Boston ‘Part of the Solution’

Boston - BOMA Boston hosted its Through sponsorships, ticket sales, 22nd Annual BOMA Benefit charitable and a raffle, BOMA Boston raised over fundraising event on March 5. The Monte $85,000 at the event for charities whose Carlo casino-themed event featured “play” missions are aligned with providing housgambling and raffle and door prizes for ing solutions and education to people in the guests. Greater Boston area. BOMA Boston Benefit Committee This year’s proceeds will benefit City Co-chairman, Steve Wessling of Wessling Year Boston, Heading Home, My Brother’s Architects said, “A person I admire told me Keeper, Massachusetts Hospital School a number of years ago you are part of the Foundation, South Shore Habitat for Huproblem or part of the solution; you cannot manity, and the BOMA Boston Education The Americas competition is widely be anything else. BOMA Boston is a major Scholarship Fund. recognized as the land use industry’s most part of the solution.” prestigious recognition program. Twenty finalists were selected from the Americas. From this elite group, up to 10 will be selected as winners of the competition, which On page 47 of the March 2011 issue of High-Profile Monthly, Environments at will be announced May 20, 2011 in PhoeWork was incorrectly labeled “EOW.” The correct headline should have been “EAW nix during ULI’s Real Estate Summit at the Outfits MACTEC.” We apologize for the error. Spring Council Forum.

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KBE 50 Ways Campaign 2011

Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation’s initiative, 50 Ways to Make a Difference, is now an annual, yearlong community outreach program that supports communities where the firm’s employees work and live. In 2010, the 50 Ways program donated more than $75,000 in cash, supplies, and services to towns and organizations based in Connecticut and Maryland. “We are continuing this program based on the positive feedback we received last year and the overall success of the program,” said Simon Etzel, KBE senior vice president and chairman of the 50 Ways to Make a Difference program. KBE invites input from civic leaders and community organizations from across Connecticut and Maryland to submit an application for a grant and/or donation of services. In the past, grants averaged up to

$1,500 in value. KBE-donated services included everything from estimating and preconstruction planning services to hands-on labor for minor construction projects. Another offshoot of the 50 Ways program for 2011 is the company’s “Change Makes a Difference” initiative. This program within a program encourages employees to donate their spare change in company-designated donation jars to be donated to a homeless shelter or food pantry in Connecticut and Maryland. KBE will also add its Jeans Friday initiative as a 50 Ways program. Under that program employees donate $2 for the privilege to wear jeans on Fridays. The monthly total is donated to homeless shelters and food banks in Maryland and Connecticut. The company’s senior management team will match the total amount of each Jeans Friday donation.

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Register today for MHA’s 5th Annual Healthcare Construction Conference: Hospitals Going Green: Part II Thursday, April 28, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham Major Event Sponsor: MorrisSwitzer ~ Environments for Health Exhibitors: Columbia Construction Co. | Levi+Wong Design Associates, Inc. | VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. The green movement is sweeping industries across America - healthcare is no exception. Hospitals continue to improve their facilities in many ways. Aside from simply needing to comply with new legal

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IFMA’s 2nd Annual Facility Fusion Success

The IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo exceeded expectations, bringing more than 800 attendees. IFMA Boston hosted this year’s national event at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

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by Michael Barnes I want to extend a special welcome to our new readers who discovered us during one of two March events that took place in Boston -- NE SEA’s BE 11 and IFMA Fusion -- and who may be receiving their first copy of High-Profile Monthly. Both the events were well attended and Michael Barnes certainly gave the appearance that business has improved dramatically from last year, even if most people said that it is only a little better. In fact, better is the key word here. The shows looked better and were better attended than last year. And if you were at one of the cocktail receptions on the floor of the trade show or after hours at Anthony’s Pier 4, you might have agreed with us that the food was better...or maybe it was just the atmosphere that made it seem that way. Now is the Time To Build AGC reported that the District of Columbia had the largest one-month percentage increase in construction employment (5.8%, 600 jobs), followed by Connecticut (4.2%, 2,100 jobs) Connecticut showed a 5.8% increase in jobs for the year. “In February, loan prices rose modestly for a second straight month,” said DebtX CEO Kingsley Greenland. “Since July 2010, prices for commercial real estate loans have remained at approximately the same level due largely to modestly improving fundamentals in the commercial real estate market.” Effective rents (true rents net of concessions) have increased nationally by 4.65% for the year ending February 2011, further evidence of market strength that could lead this year to one of the largest pricing jumps in more than a decade, according to a report issued by Axiometrics Inc., a provider of data and analysis on the multi-family sector. Street-Works Development LLC team has selected CBRE-GRA to assist in securing tenants for the 700,000sf of restaurant and retail space within the Quincy 50-acre redevelopment. The urban revitalization is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The Quincy plan includes 3.5 million sf of new development woven into Quincy

Center’s streets, anchored by shops and restaurants and enlivened by office workers, college professors and students, modern health and wellness options, loft living for young singles and families, as well as homes for empty-nesters eager to return to an urban environment. The Real Reporter announced that New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., a maker and marketer of athletic footwear and apparel, has taken initial steps to develop a $235 million mixed-use complex next to its Brighton headquarters off the Mass. Turnpike. The Boston Herald reported that New Balance paid $26.5 million for the property and squashed a years-long plan by Lowe’s to acquire and develop the site. The proposed project would see New Balance potentially revitalize the Brighton parcel to include a rail stop as well as office, retail and hospitality space. In an article by Boston Business Journal’s Craig M. Douglas, Boston has 242 commercial projects valued at $27.5 billion under review and potentially teed up for development over the next few years, a pipeline of investment that is expected to reverse recent declines in the city’s property-tax base. The blueprints comprise more than 90 million sf of potential development and are heavily concentrated on infrastructure and cutting-edge building technologies expected to support the city’s growing life sciences sector. The crown jewel of those projects is the planned $900 million buildout of a new corporate headquarters for Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston’s fastexpanding South Boston waterfront area, an effort expected to bring 1,350 jobs to the city. The Harbor Point Apartments in Dorchester has seen a 38% year-over-year increase in value as demand has ballooned for multifamily properties in Greater Boston. Boston Capital’s investment has planned a senior-housing development in Harvard, Mass. The 42-unit Bowers Brook Housing for Seniors will feature 26 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units. Video of the Month The Boston Society of Architects is offering online visitors the opportunity to experience the proposed BSA headquarters in a fly-though animation. You can visit it and other videos at http://vimeo. com/20526796.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Carr Enterprises Breaks Ground on Library

Brookstone Awarded Pease Demolition

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Newington, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc. of Manchester recently announced that it has been awarded a demolition project by the NH Air National Guard in Newington. The scope-of-work will involve the demolition of an obsolete twostory 13,000sf building, which was formerly used by the 157th Air Refueling Wing Squadron at the Pease Air National Guard Base. The project will culminate with the complete razing of the structure including foundation removal, landscaping reestablishment, and subsequent lot and site improvements, that will include granite curbing, paving, hydro-seeding, and the removal of debris.

Senate Church Project

Haverhill, MA - The special projects division of Senate Construction Corp of Shirley was contracted to complete the lift renovations at the Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill. The groundbreaking took place on March13.

Osterville, MA. In June of 2000, Carr Enterprises began what would turn out to be a six year relationship with Cape Cod Academy in Osterville by starting construction on their new Lower School addition. A few years after that project was completed, the school decided in 2004 to begin construction on their new Science Building, and once again enlisted the services of Carr as their construction manager. On both of these projects, Carr worked with former Cape Cod Academy headmaster Tom Evans, as well as with architect Charles T. “Ted” Bellingrath, who unfortunately has since passed away. In 2005 as the Science Building was nearing completion, both of these men were very involved in the initial planning of the new library project. Bellingrath was the project architect, and after he died, Evans agreed to assist as a project advisor in hopes of helping to see it through to completion. This is a role he still continues with the library. In 2006, the library was fortunate to obtain the services of a classmate of Bellingrath, Jeremiah Ford III, and his firm, Ford 3 Architects located in Princeton, N.J. to finish the project. The new 19,600sf building will serve as a community resource for information, literacy, and social interaction. Standing on nearly the same footprint, the new library will preserve the Village Green while doubling the usable space of the library.

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Rendering of the new Osterville Village Library Its design features include expanded facilities, such as a computer learning center for children, a separate area for teens and young adults, a community room near the front entrance, and meeting rooms that will be accessible during and after regular library hours. Other features of the new library include expanded facilities and services that will improve the lives of all village residents in a safe and welcoming space; a new children’s room that is designed not

only to be a delightful, energetic place, but also a place to instill a love of reading and learning through books, games, and other literacy activities; enhanced computer-aided and electronic video and digital equipment that will be flexible and will augment community, educational, and library programming, and the enlarged Friends of the Library Store that will provide a place to purchase used books and gifts, with all proceeds benefiting the library.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Acella Selected for New Project Designed by Lincoln Architects

Norwell, MA - Acella Construction has been chosen by the Old Colony Council chapter of the Boy Scouts of America to manage the design and construction of a new dining facility located at Camp Squanto in Myles Standish State Forest. Design will begin immediately, with construction scheduled to be completed by spring of 2012. Acella Construction will manage the The E F Lane Hotel – about to be renovated and updated.

Pro Con Begins Hotel Renovation

Keene, NH – Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for a design build renovation project at the former E F Lane Hotel located at 30 Main Street. The independent boutique hotel, which is located in the heart of downtown Keene, was recently sold at auction and closed for business in January 2011. The new owners, Leo Xarras and Mark Stebbins of EFL Keene, LLC, intend to completely renovate the hotel’s guest rooms, lobby, and public spaces and plan to re-open the hotel with an updated look and a new name, The Lane Hotel, in May 2011. Colwen Management Inc. of Nashua, N.H. is managing the hotel. The four-story hotel will feature 39 guestrooms and a new restaurant. As part of the renovation, the guest rooms, corridors and public spaces will be updated

with new interior finishes, fixtures, and furniture. The hotel’s spacious guest rooms with 10-ft ceilings and over-sized windows will feature a contemporary décor, custom wood furniture, new window treatments, and new carpet. The renovated bathrooms will have granite-topped vanities, new fixtures and showerheads, and ceramic tile flooring, and some rooms will offer walk-in showers with curved glass partitions. In addition to the standard king and double queen bedrooms, the hotel will offer four two-story loft suites with separate living and sleeping areas and four studio suites with living areas and kitchenettes. In addition to the guestroom and public space renovation, Pro Con Inc will update the hotel’s entrance on Main Street and provide new stairs, walkway, and signage.

demolition of the existing dining facility, which was originally built in 1950, and build a new 11,500sf facility. The project is being designed by Lincoln Architects, based in Winchester. The new facility will include a modern commercial kitchen, seating for 500 scouts, several outdoor decks for additional seating as well as a separate conference area for meetings.

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High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential Facilities News

Health Care REIT Partners Benchmark Residences at Portwalk Under Way $890M Investment Largest of its Type in NE

Mansfield, MA - The Mansfield senior living community, the Village at Willow Crossings, was recently part of a new multi-million dollar partnership with one of the country’s largest senior housing investors. The Village at Willow Crossings is one of 34 senior housing communities throughout New England managed by The Village at Willow Crossings Benchmark Senior Living that port,” said Tom Grape, Benchmark’s chairare part of the new partnership man and CEO. with Ohio-based Health Care REIT. Benchmark is New England’s largThe $890 million investment by Health Care REIT is the largest of its type est senior living operator, with 22 facilities in Massachusetts. Under the terms of the in New England to date. “This partnership gives us the finan- deal, Health Care REIT and Benchmark cial strength to keep expanding and adding will own the properties and Benchmark to our unique services for seniors, like our will continue to operate the properties unfirst-in-the-nation Benchmark Connections der a management contract. There will be no change in the dayprogram to help residents get online in an easy and social way with senior-friendly to-day operations for Benchmark residents computers and personal training and sup- or associates.

McNamara/Salvia Gets New Project

Allston, MA - McNamara/Salvia, Inc. a Boston-based consulting engineer firm, has been chosen as the structural engineer of record for the New Griggs Street Residence at the corner of Griggs Street and Brainerd Road in Allston. The project converts the old Allston Garage site into a new five story 36,377sf, 100-unit apartment building.

Residents will also be able to utilize the 100-space parking area that will be available. With building sites at a premium in the Allston neighborhood, this should be an exciting project for both McNamara/ Salvia and the design team. McNamara/Salvia’s team consisted of Corey Mathews the Project Manager and Adam McCarthy as Principal in Charge.

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Portsmouth, NH – Construction is under way for The Residences at Portwalk, a $6.8 million luxury apartment building in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic district. Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager of the project. Cathartes Private Investments of Boston is the developer. The 52,000sf luxury residential apartment complex will consist of a five-story mixed-use building building will offer a variety of residential Rendering of The Residences at Portwalk floor plans ranging in size from 720sf to 1,169sf with energy saving heating units and appliances various one- and two-bedroom design con- in each apartment. figurations. The 36 apartments each will The project is part of Portwalk, a offer a fully equipped kitchen with wood pedestrian friendly, integrated urban decabinetry and granite counters, Energy Star velopment featuring first class office space, stainless steel appliances, laundry area, liv- boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, luxury ing/dining room or great room, and master residences, a Residence Inn by Marriott, bedroom suite with cultured marble van- hotel, and the Harbor Events and Conferity counter and shower surround, walk-in ence Center. When fully completed, the closet, and over-sized windows. Portwalk complex will include four buildCathartes Private Investments and ings located between Deer, Hanover, and Pro Con Inc are aiming to make The Resi- Maplewood streets in downtown Portsdences at Portwalk LEED certified, by mouth. incorporating environmentally beneficial The Residences at Portwalk is schedstrategies such as installing high efficiency, uled to be completed in the fall of 2011.

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New Weston public works facility

Weston, MA - CTA Construction Co. Inc. has completed a new $11.25 million public works facility for the town of Weston. Started 16 months ago, this complex project included the relocation of the existing DPW to temporary quarters, hazardous material abatement, and demolition of several existing structures. Now Weston DPW has two new buildings, an operations courtyard, a fueling station, exterior material storage bins, and covered storage areas. The facility, at 190 Boston Post Road By-Pass, was completed while maintaining access to the adjacent Weston police station and the sand and salt storage areas, both of which share a common entrance off of Route 20 with the new DPW facility. CTA met the access challenge through advanced planning, scheduling, and sequencing around the day-to-day operations of the police department. At 18,400sf, the new garage building includes room to store vehicles and equip-

ment, covered storage areas, and a vehicle wash bay with a wastewater collection and recycling system. Attached to the garage is a 1,100sf fuel island canopy for diesel and gasoline pumps to service all town vehicles. The new operations building is 23,500sf and houses administrative offices, workshops, and vehicle maintenance operations.The vehicle maintenance facility includes a fluid distribution system, exhaust venting, testing equipment, lifts, and bridge cranes. The buildings are constructed of concrete foundations and structural steel, with masonry and metal siding. The site also includes parking and bins for the Department of Public Works to store raw materials. Headquartered in Waltham, CTA Construction built the facility in cooperation with Weston & Sampson, a Peabody-based engineering firm, and HKT Architects of Somerville.


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Billerica, MA - EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has opened its research center in Billerica, establishing it as a “hub within the Merck KGaA research organization.” Jones Lang LaSalle is the project’s construction manager. The Billerica facility accommodates over 115,000sf of lab and office space, consisting of: 25,000sf of chemistry and screening labs; 25,000sf of biology and cell culture labs; 22,000sf of general lab support space; 20,000sf of office and conference rooms; and 23,000sf of mechanical space. The new site will accommodate approximately 200 scientists with expertise in cancer biology, cancer immunotherapy, oncogene signalling, medicinal chemistry,

molecular modelling, protein engineering, therapeutic antibodies, and manufacturing cell lines across the core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and infertility. “This research expansion represents EMD Serono’s clear purpose of scientific and medical innovation, and solidifies the company’s presence in Massachusetts as a leading, global organization in the life sciences industry,” said Fereydoun Firouz, president and CEO of EMD Serono, Inc. “We are focused on retaining and attracting the best scientists to develop therapies that provide value and breakthrough solutions to people living with serious medical conditions.”

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High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential Facilities News

Levi + Wong Upgrades Edgewood Retirement Community Margulies Peruzzi Architects,Trident Project Advisors, Eckman Construction

North Andover, MA - Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc. served as senior and healthcare architects, interior designers, and landscape architects for Edgewood Retirement Community’s recent campus upgrades. As Edgewood Retirement Community’s website notes, the facilities provide “quality housing, supportive services, and health care while fostering an environment which ensures all residents freedom, dignity, independence and security.” The Edgewood’s mission statement and Levi + Wong’s design philosophy were a natural complement. Levi + Wong eldercare focus is on creating safe, supportive, and engaging spaces, in which staff feel empowered and all seniors, regardless of physical or cognitive abilities, can engage. This understanding was at the core of the designs for the social day center, new wellness center, the renovation of the Meadows, and, at the heart of the project, the new 15,000sf, 40-bed memory support Garden View addition. Attached to the Meadows, Edgewood’s skilled nursing unit, the Garden View unit’s unique physical layout is characterized by the open floor plan created by a glass-enclosed central courtyard and the use of half-walls throughout the public areas, which was a result of intimate collaboration between residents, staff, and the design team. The strategically placed nurses’ station allows for staff to have an almost full view of highly used public spaces, unlike

those who need wayfinding assistance. Using a residential aesthetic, the resident rooms each have a built-in closet, dresser, and cabinetry to reduce clutter and allow for personal items to be brought from home. Every room has a bathroom including a European shower with vibrant colors to help distinguish the fixtures from the background. Members of the proejct team included Margulies Peruzzi Architects, prime and core and shell architects; Trident Project Advisors, Edgewood’s project representatives; and Eckman Construction, construction managers and general contractors. Since opening in January 2010, the Garden View has been fully occupied with positive reviews from both residents and staff.

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Garden View’s dining and participatory kitchen a traditional, double loaded corridor unit, where staff has to leave the nurses’ station to make sure that residents are safe. While members of the Garden View staff are engaging with residents in activities, others can unobtrusively oversee the rest of the unit for residents who may be wandering. The open, flexible public spaces are used for eating (at the participatory kitchen), music performances, exercise, and reminiscing sessions. A private sitting room with fire-

place and fish tank is a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere and is frequently used by residents. Located adjacent to the nurses’ station, this space is frequently used for relaxing after meals and for family visits, and opens into a secure memory garden with a trellis, bird feeders, and rock garden. Open public spaces and resident rooms are distinctive and amenable to personalization. The appropriately contrasting colors and memento filled memory boxes at the “front doors” provide visual cues for

Map Through the Maze

Levi + Wong Design and Edgewood are conducting a post occupancy evaluation (POE) that will assess the extent of residents’ socialization, participation, communication, performance of tasks, and interaction with staff and fellow residents. The full findings will be presented at the May 5th “Map Through the Maze” conference hosted by the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Association.

Boulos Awarded MGMC’s Electrical Part of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team

Augusta, ME - E.S. Boulos Company, Inc. (ESB) of Westbrook has been awarded the electrical construction of MaineGeneral Medical Center’s (MGMC) new 600,000+sf regional hospital in north Augusta. ESB was awarded the project as part of an integrated project delivery (IPD) team that includes joint venture construction managers HP Cummings Construction Company and Robins and Morton; joint venture architecture and engineering firms SMRT and TRO/ Jung Brannen; as well as mechanical contractor MMC Corporation and its local partner, Johnson and Jordan. The $322 million construction project is among the largest healthcare projects currently planned for construction in the US and one of the largest institutional construction projects ever undertaken in Maine. The 36-month project, scheduled to begin in

spring 2011, is also one of the largest healthcare projects in ESB’s history. The new Kennebec Valley MaineGeneral campus will be home to a 192-bed inpatient surgical and acute care facility. The medical center will also provide comprehensive outpatient care services and will include a medical office building. In 2007, E.S. Boulos completed MaineGeneral’s Alfond Center for Cancer Care, a facility that will be integrated into the new north Augusta campus. State-of-the-art construction methods are planned for the project, including BIM, LEAN construction, and multi-trade prefabrication. The project will be managed by ESB’s senior project manager, Lescar Beane, assistant project manager, Rob Coates, project engineer, Tom Clements, and superintendent, John Fedorovich.

Ipswich MA - International Light Technologies (ILT), a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of lighting products and equipment, recently designed and installed a lighting system for New England Biolabs, Inc. New England Biolabs received a sustainable design award from the Boston Society of Architects. The modern 140,000sf research and production facility first achieved LEED certification in October of 2007.

ILT designed a lighting system to meet the specific high quality, needs of a scientific laboratory while meeting energy efficient standards. The LED lighting provides reduced energy consumption and reduces carbon footprint with no mercury disposal issues. To further conserve energy, all rooms in the facility are fitted with occupancy sensors to reduce lighting loads when the rooms are not being used.

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High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential Facilities News

Dietz Completes Worthington House Campus and “YMCA” Projects

Springfield, MA – Dietz & Company Architects provided complete architectural services for a new 30,000sf community resource building. Part of the Worthington House Campus, the new building was designed to accommodate multiple functions. It features 32 enhanced SROs, administrative offices, a reception area, and a day center/dining room with commercial kitchen and stockroom. The design also included a 50-bed women’s dormitory with bathing and laundry facilities as well as a medical and dental clinic. Sustainable features for this building include energy efficient construction methods and high efficiency HVAC equipment and systems. The proj-

more than attractive space; its thoughtful design gives dignity to people in need of life saving services.” Barr and Barr Construction was the general contractor for the project and Spec’s Design Group was the interior designer. The engineers for this project included: Consulting Engineering Services, Inc., mechanical and electrical; Tighe and Bond, civil; and Barry Engineers and Constructors, Inc., structural. Dietz & Company Architects also designed the first phase of a 60,000sf “Y” campus building that includes administrative offices, meeting and classrooms as

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(l) YWCA Phase 2. (r) Interior view of new apartments ect also included renovations to two other campus buildings, totaling 25,000sf. Bill Miller, Worthington House’s executive director, noted that “shelter, services and housing are combined under one roof with a licensed health clinic, dental office and kitchen. The building provides

well as an on-site shelter. Phase 2 of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts opened its doors to provide housing that serves to transition women from domestic violence shelters to longerterm living facilities. The $5.5 million, 32,000sf LEED Silver certified project har-

bors 21 apartments and eight congregate housing units within its walls. This project was part of the larger Campus of Hope $13 million initiative that was started more than 10 years ago, for which Dietz & Company Architects was the master planner. Several factors that will support the LEED for Homes Silver Certification in-

clude: super-insulated walls and airtight construction, efficient mechanical systems that include roof-mounted photovoltaic panels for electricity, sustainable site design, and the use of green construction materials. A healthy indoor environment, pollution reduction, and lower utility/ maintenance costs are also key elements of this certification. This highly efficient building is expected to reduce water and energy consumption by 20% to 30% over typical code-compliant construction. N.L. Construction was the general contractor for the project, and Spec’s Design Group was the interior designer. The engineers for this project included: Robert Hall Consulting Engineers, mechanical and electrical; Tighe & Bond, civil; and Barry Engineers & Constructors, structural. The Berkshire Design Group provided landscape architecture services.

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High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential Facilities News

Responsible Planning and Design for Senior Living Environments

by Ann Melite The first wave of baby boomers turned 60 in 2006, and subsequent waves (those born from 1946 to 1964) have been following. I am one among the approximately 76 million baby boomer cohorts that have reached or will be reaching retirement age within the next eight years. Although there are indications that this retirement Ann Melite age statistic may be affected by the economic downturn due to bankruptcy or loss or reduction in retirement nest eggs (a national study conducted in 1991 indicated that of those who filed for bankruptcy protection, half were baby boomers) one thing is clear, we will continue to age regardless, and we need to have our living environments and neighborhoods support the physical, cognitive, as well as psychosocial needs of our aging population. Whether we decide to “age in place,” downsize, or move to a senior living community, the architectural/design industry, as well as provider communities, must learn to adapt and respond to the needs of this burgeoning population by realizing that just designing aesthetically beautiful spaces or neighborhoods misses the mark. We need to understand and address, through

ongoing education and research, the needs of seniors in their living environments. The vast majority of boomers (approx. 75% to 80%) say they want to stay in their homes for the duration of their lifetime. The problem is that many neighborhoods were not, and still are not, constructed with an eye toward an aging resident population. Few new homes are built with universal design elements that can be safely used by adults as we age – such as curbless showers, adjustable height counters, ramps, etc. The expense to modify the home later in life can become prohibitive, especially on a fixed retirement income. Additionally, living in a suburban neighborhood where people have to drive to the supermarket, doctor, or just socialize with friends becomes challenging when eyesight and/or health deteriorates and driving is no longer an option. Add this to the fact that many neighborhoods are not built with safe sidewalks for providing outdoor exercise, and the end result is seniors feeling imprisoned, unsafe, and isolated in their own homes. Senior living communities, which are supposedly designed to be more responsive and focused on the needs of the 50+ population, can sometimes be more “beautiful” than thoughtful. Case in point – I had the opportunity recently to tour an “award winning” anonymous senior living community. While I applaud the great program integrated into this community for ongoing education af-

filiated with a local college, I found myself touring endless corridors of independent or assisted living apartments with the same off-white painted walls, and carpeting that seldom varied in pattern or color in any of those corridors. As we age we need more visual cues for wayfinding (even I was confused in this maze!), and have increasing issues, due to aging eyes, distinguishing between

eted in senior communities or homes while attractive when polished, negatively impact how well we can see. Last, but not least, I have true concerns over the slow disappearance of intergenerational neighborhoods. With the increase of senior living communities, some of which are as large as major cities, we are segregating ourselves into “young adult,” “active adult,” and “senior” communities, depriving ourselves of the benefit and richness of learning from, interacting With the increase of senior living with, and enjoying each others’ age and communities...we are segregating relevant experiences. ourselves... depriving ourselves of the Developers, planners, architects, benefit and richness of learning from, and designers would be wise to aninteracting with and enjoying each ticipate and create communities that others’ age and relevant experiences. promote intergenerational, rather than segregational, living which provides convenient and accessible transportahorizontal and vertical planes (floors and tion, and create both adaptive and accessible environments for senior housing closer walls) if they are similar in tone or color. Lighting becomes another big is- to or within urban settings. Boomers will sue – as we age our retinas do not allow in want to, and should be able to enjoy life, as much light as when we were younger, through contributing to and being an inteso the light levels that may be sufficient gral part of the vitality and richness of their in a particular room now will need to be community. Understanding the steps we increased as we get older. And by older, need to take in understanding and supportI don’t mean just when we are in our 70s ing this desire through proactive planning or 80s, but even 50s and 60s! Addition- and design will be a step in the right direcally, the retina hardens and yellows as we tion for the next successive generations – age, affecting both the perception of color Generation X, Millennials, and beyond. as well as decreasing the amount of light Ann Melite, NCIDQ is a principal at entering the eye. Tecton Architects, Inc. Glare is also problematic – so those beautiful shiny marble or tile floors so cov-

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High-Profile Company Profile: N.B. Kenney Company

Responsible Contracting in Hard Economic Times by Steven P. Kenney N.B. Kenney Company, Inc. proudly celebrated its 40th anniversary in November. The company, founded by Norman B. Kenney, began working exclusively in the public sector but by the 1990s expanded into the private market, specializing in challenging and complex projects. Steve Kenney, the company’s president, has worked at the firm in some capacity since the age of 14. “I am oftentimes asked how does the company weather the tough economic times and my answer is always the same Steven Kenney being a responsible contractor,” Kenney states. “We are, and have always been, committed to performing work which meets the highest quality and safety standards. This has made it possible for N.B. Kenney to stay strong in the market. We don’t cut corners and we don’t take projects for below cost, which is an absolute recipe for disaster. This core principle has meant turning down some projects, but we have built long-term relationships with owners, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, labor and vendors which has made us stronger as we slowly head out of this recession.” N.B. Kenney began as an open-

shop mechanical contractor but in 1993 became signatory to the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. Kenney explains, “We needed to tap into a pool of highly skilled, qualified, experienced and trained crafts people for a number of demanding and complicated projects. Union construction provides training unmatched in the industry to the tune of over $28 million annually in Massachusetts.” N.B. Kenney’s work can be found in leading schools, universities, government and municipal buildings, hospitals, manufacturing and pharmaceutical facilities, and housing projects in the Northeast region. A sample of some of N.B. Kenney’s current and completed projects include the following: Newton North High School; John W McCormack Federal Courthouse; MIT’s New Graduate Student Dormitory; Suffolk County Courthouse historic renovation; The Liberty Hotel; The Boston Westin Hotel; UMass Lakeside Hospital Addition; Bristol Meyers Squibb – Devens Manufacturing Facility; Evergreen Solar; Fall River, Plymouth and Taunton Trial Court Facilities; Weston High School; and the CVS Caremark Office Complex. Robert Nims, executive vice president, says, “We give every owner and general contractor our personal attention. We always want to be part of the solution and that means stressing the importance of value over price.” N.B. Kenney offers

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successful. In these challenging economic times, where everyone is looking at the bottom line, project planning and execution must be flawless to be able to satisfy your client and still turn a profit. This is how N.B. Kenney has been able to survive and succeed for the last 40 years, and hopefully 40 more to come.” Steven P. Kenney, president, LEED AP, N.B. Kenney Company, Inc., Devens is the president-elect of New England Mechanical Contractors Association and serves on the board of directors of Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts and Children’s Investment Fund. Kenney is also a member of Mechanical Contractors Association of America, and Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Contractors of Greater Boston.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Erland to Renovate Kennedy Health Ctr.

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Framingham, MA – Erland Construction, Inc. of Burlington was recently awarded the renovations to the future location of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center at 354 Waverly St. in Framingham. Teaming with Steffian Bradley Architects of Boston, construction will begin in May Rendering courtesy of Steffian Bradley 2011. Plans are to renovate the The new Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center existing office building at the location into approximately When completed, the new location 8,000sf of clinical space, which will nearly will feature examination rooms, patient double the center’s current capacity. rooms, a laboratory, private offices for paThe new health center site is expect- tient consultations and staff conference ed to open in early 2012. rooms. New sprinklers will be inErland will construct an addition to stalled throughout the building which will the office building at 354 Waverly St. that be completed after-hours in occupied areas will feature a new lobby and elevator. The to ensure minimal disruption to current tenentire first floor will be renovated, along ants. with a portion of the third floor. The second The Edward M. Kennedy Communiand third floors are currently occupied by ty Health Center presently operates out of other businesses that will remain in operathree separate locations at 19 Contion throughout the building’s renovations. cord St. and 72 Union Avenue, with a denThe major challenge on this project tal office at 32 Concord St. Those locations will be the installation of a new elevator. will continue operations while construction The existing elevator lobby must be de- takes place at the future site. Once the renmolished. Because handicapped access ovations are finished in early 2012, the new must remain constant throughout the proj- site at 354 Waverly St. will house all of the ect, Erland will build a temporary enclosed center’s medical services, while the dental wheelchair lift to enable handicapped ac- office will remain at its current downtown cess to the second and third floors through- location. out construction of the new elevator.

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West wing corner of the new medical office building Portsmouth, NH - Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the general contractor and AG Architects PC of Dover is the project architect for Beacon Internal Medicine’s new office fit-up. Beacon Internal Medicine new offices will be located on the second floor of the West building at 155 Borthwick Avenue, which is adjacent to the Portsmouth Hospital. Plans call for the medical office to include 13 exam rooms, physician offices,

administrative offices, a conference room, and a spacious patient reception area. As part of the project, Pro Con Inc will install custom millwork, sculptural wood flooring, specialty lighting, and new interior finishes. Work on the project began in March and Pro Con Inc has scheduled a June 2011 completion date. Beacon Internal Medicine intends to relocate its offices to the new location following completion.

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April, 2011


High-Profile: Construction Law

The Real Meaning of ‘Prompt’ in the Prompt Pay Law

by Blase Reardon and Kurt Dettman Officially known as “An Act Promoting Fairness in Private Construction Contracts,” the recently passed Massachusetts Prompt Pay Law was introduced in the February blog of High Profile Monthly. In that article, attorneys Mel Nash and Ross Wecker properly called attention to the key word in this statute — “prompt,” as in the timing of construction administrative practices, rather than “pay,” as many might think. Building upon their theme, we propose to define what “prompt pay” really means for the construction practices of construction project stakeholders, including lenders, owners/developers, architects/ engineers (A/E), construction managers (CM), contractors, trade contractors, and sureties. What Steps Do Project Stakeholders Need to Take to Follow the Prompt Pay Law? Approaching the project stakeholder list in reverse order, here are some of the ways we define “prompt”: • The intent of the Prompt Pay Law is to address contractor and subcontractor cash flow issues. To the extent that the Prompt Pay Law is followed, defaults due to cash flow problems should be less of an issue for sureties. Thus, sureties have an interest in ensuring that the subcontractors they underwrite follow the Prompt Pay Law. Sureties should insist upon establishing the bonding capacity of subcontractors prior to the award of a bondable project rather than permitting firms to await an award and then cause excessive pressure

for sureties to issue a bond “ASAP.” For a subcontractor to accept an award and then struggle to obtain suitable bonding initiates a bad working relationship with the prime contractor at the beginning of Blase Reardon the project. • Contractors and subcontractors must submit complete and accurate requisitions for payment. In turn, A/Es, CMs, and owners must within 15 days review and approve or reject, with reasons, the pay requisition. A dispute about the pay requisition must be referred to a dispute resolution process that must commence within 60 days after a rejection. From a practical standpoint, the project participants may determine that a “pencil requisition” process should be employed so that the statutory pay requisition timelines can be met by all parties. • Subcontractors are usually the most knowledgeable about deficiencies or contradictions in the design documents. When they request a contract change they must write a complete, concise, and understandable explanation of the change request and the pricing should be realistic! • Upon receiving a change order request, the owner organization must act upon it promptly. This may include submitting it to multiple parties within the owner organization so that a response and/or de-

cision can be made within the 30-day time frame set out in the Prompt Pay Law. Also note that the failure to timely reject a request for a change order is deemed to be acceptance. Kurt Dettman • As a conduit to all members of the design team, including engineers and consultants, the A/E or CM needs to analyze the change order request and get a prompt response from the appropriate owner team member. Then the A/E or CM must respond to the initiator of the change order request with a complete explanation of the basis for its response. The single words “Accepted” or “Rejected” will no longer suffice — instead, a clear explanation must be given for the basis of the decision. • If the work in question must proceed while awaiting a final decision on a change order request, the prime contractor must issue written instructions to the subcontractor. Henceforth, the subcontractor must proceed on a time and materials (T&M) basis. Here, too, the subcontractor’s T&M documents should be daily, accurate, and complete for the work done, and all members of the project team should be involved in ensuring that contemporaneous, accurate, and complete records are kept. • As noted earlier, all disputes or claims regarding rejected pay requisitions or denials of change order requests must be dealt with through a “dispute resolution procedure.” The dispute resolution process $4,854,000 must begin within 60 days after rejection Purchase Loan of a pay requisition or denial of a change order request. Gone are the days of waiting CVS until the project is finished to resolve all Haverhill, MA outstanding claims. gionaL p eRmanent L oansL : p p eRmanent eRmanent L oans oans : : • Upon resolution of a dispute during e: • Office• Buildings Office OfficeBuildings Buildings the job, if a change in price to the owner/ $4,000,000 ommercial • Retail•Centers Retail RetailCenters Centers developer is appropriate, the contractor, A/E involved in Buildings • Industrial Industrial Buildings Buildings Refinance and• Industrial Working Capital Loan or CM must notify the owner immediately, • Apartment Buildings g for Real LocaL & RegionaL expeRtise: • Apartment Apartment Buildings Buildings LocaL LocaL & R& egionaL RegionaL expeRtise expeRtise : :Pine Manor according to the terms of the contract beCollege - Agency & Conventional --Agency Agency && Conventional Conventional nsactions. Since the1994 Commercial Division Since the Commercial Division Since1994 1994 the Commercial Division tween the owner and the prime contractor. - Bridge--Bridge Loans BridgeLoans Loans has involved in arranging has been involved in arranging hasbeen been involved in arranging Chestnut Hill, MA • More than likely as required by financing forfor RealReal Estate financing for Real Estate financing Estate constRuction LoansL:Loans cconstRuction onstRuction oans :: loan covenants, an owner/developer must related transactions. related transactions. related transactions. • Office• Buildings Office OfficeBuildings Buildings $1,800,000 notify a lender immediately of any changes • Retail•Centers Retail RetailCenters Centers c anan F inance a ny c c F an inance F inance a ny a ny e any to the project costs and resolve how these • Industrial Buildings • Industrial Industrial Buildings BuildingsLoan pp RopeRty stRuctuRe : :Refinance and Rehab RopeRty pRopeRty stRuctuRe stRuctuRe : changes will be financed. Here’s where real • Apartment Buildings Property types include: • Apartment ApartmentBuildings Buildings uctuRe: Property Property types types include: include: Lodging House condominium construction, singlesingle Agency & Conventional condominium condominium construction, construction, single transparency comes into play, as the lender Agency Agency & & Conventional Conventional nclude: family subdivision, office, retail, family family subdivision, subdivision, office, office, retail, retail, will need to be kept aware of project cost nstruction, MA LandBoston, cquisition /d eveLopment / construction LoansL: oansL:oans La Land and acquisition cquisition /d /d eveLopment eveLopment / construction / construction : assisted living, hotel &hotel assisted assisted living, living, hotel && increases as they occur. specialized properties. / Condominiums specialized specialized properties. properties. / Condominiums • Subdivisions • Subdivisions Subdivisions / Condominiums ision, office,

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High-Profile: PCINE News

Construction Under Way at Ellsworth Commons

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Malta, NY - GlobalFoundries is in the final stages of building its state-of-theart facility, transforming an entire town to accommodate the facility’s new workforce and ancillary companies that will add even more workers. Ellsworth Commons, with four multi-use buildings, is one of the biggest changes coming to Malta. AP Construction, based in Malta, New York, the project owner and contractor, had the vision to see how a major fabrication plant would affect the surrounding area and began planning. Now done with the complicated design phase, construction is well under way for Ellsworth Commons. The approximately 10-acre area will have four buildings consisting of 312 luxury apartments, 22 townhomes, and 70,000sf of retail space. This kind of multi-use development is new for the area. It has an urban feeling, offering residents the ability to shop or dine within walking distance. This project will serve as a model for future developments wanting to encourage pe-

destrian interactivity with the surrounding businesses, rather than the endless driving that’s required in most suburbs. Hybrid Building System The four buildings use a hybrid system called a transfer deck that allows two building systems to be combined in construction of the final structure. In this project, the retail and commercial space on the first floor is a precast concrete system with hollowcore plank ceilings, and the residential floors above that ceiling are a wood system. The precast concrete 12” hollowcore planks have a load bearing capacity of 300 psf, more than enough to support three or four residential floors. These sturdy hollowcore planks also create large unobstructed open areas with fewer columns in the retail spaces while offering superior sound dampening between retail and residential. Nesil Normile from Oldcastle Precast Building Systems in Selkirk, New York, the precaster for this project, explained that

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“the new IBC code now allows for multiple level wood structures and it is important to recognize how easily precast concrete can integrate with and enhance wood systems.” Using these two systems together resolved the owner’s major concern regarding the separation between retail and residential units as well as separation between the parking area and residential units. Fire Safety and Speed With precast concrete, superior fire protection is also guaranteed. Ken Siconolfi, of AP Construction, explains that “having only one material which would supply a three-hour fire rating was critical.” Other options under consideration used different components with additional material to reach the three-hour fire rating. Siconolfi sums it up: “one shot assembly … and you are done.” Now more then ever, time is Photos courtesy of Oldcastle

money and precast concrete expedites the construction process making the most productive use of time. While the foundation is being prepared, the 209 precast concrete pieces are being cast indoors, eliminating weather delays. The precast concrete pieces are erected and assembled quickly and efficiently, almost like giant building blocks. Precast concrete erection for four buildings is expected to be complete in approximately two months, and then the remaining wood construction can get under way. GlobalFoundries expects to be operational in 2012, and the first residential/retail building at Ellsworth Commons should be completed and occupied in April, 2011. New residents and workers will appreciate the well-planned community only two miles from GlobalFoundries, and the rapid construction system that lets them be the first to take advantage of this exciting new community and its friendly lifestyle.

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The use of precast concrete in multi-use residential facilities allows architects and designers to go beyond simple design expectations. Precast columns, beams and hollowcore plank have always provided a strong infrastructure, durability and life-cycle savings. In the case of the Ellsworth Commons, located in Malta, New York, the 10 acres will have four buildings consisting of 312 luxury apartments, 22 townhomes and 70,000 sq. ft. of retail space. According to Ken Siconolfi of AP Construction, the project owner, “speed of construction, three-hour fire rating, load-bearing capacity of 300 psf, and working within a hybrid building system” makes precast concrete the ideal solution for our unique project requirements. Oldcastle Precast Building Systems, of Selkirk, New York is the precaster for this project.

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High-Profile Cover Story: The Boston Conservatory

Team Breathes New Life into The Boston Conservatory


n October 2010, The Boston Conservatory held the inaugural show in its new performance venue at 31 Hemenway Street in Boston. The performance, “Opening Note: Building Dreams,” was the first chance for many school officials and members of the project development team to see the new building addition and renovated theater in action. Years of fundraising, design, and development followed by 19

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months of construction culminated in this 42,000sf , state-of-the-art facility that will draw students from around the world to the prestigious performing arts institution. Lee Kennedy Co. served as construction manager on the project, which was the school’s first in more than 50 years. To help answer the school’s need for larger, more modern performance and rehearsal spaces and provide long overdue utility and tech-

nical upgrades, Lee Kennedy Co.’s team worked closely with New York City-based Handel Architects, owner’s representative KVAssociates, and The Boston Conservatory on preconstruction services for more than a year to plan the complex project before ultimately completing construction in August 2010. New construction consists of a fourstory expansion that houses dance studios and a large orchestra rehearsal hall with heightened acoustics and soundproofing. The new building features brick masonry with CMU back up and a large curtain wall façade. The existing three-story building was gutted and fully renovated to include studios for dance, music and theater, office and administrative space, a new lobby and Continued on next page

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High-Profile Cover Story: The Boston Conservatory Continued from previous page box office, and a full overhaul of the main performance space – a 324-seat theater with state-of-the-art audio/visual, lighting, dimming, rigging and control systems, and back-of-house functions. The team also constructed a one-story vertical addition, replaced the existing roof truss system with structural steel, and installed all new MEP and HVAC systems. Facilitating a Seamless Process From the earliest opportunity in preconstruction, Lee Kennedy Co.’s team utilized building information modeling to plan construction scheduling and phasing and facilitate trade coordination. Using the software enabled the team to highlight conflicts and implement solutions before arriving on site. Even with construction under way, the Conservatory continually looked for ways to upgrade and improve the facility for its staff and students. From including an extra story on the vertical addition to adding a catwalk system and lighting package, the school strived to provide the highest quality facility at every step. Lee Kennedy Co., Handel Architects, and the entire team worked closely with the school to accommodate all of the upgrades and remain on schedule. Building in the City Located on narrow Hemenway Street in downtown Boston, logistics were a key concern. The tight urban site sits just

off Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street, bringing heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The building itself closely abuts business, residences, and two busy thru-ways. An alley behind the buildings remained open throughout construction, adding to accessibility concerns and leaving no laydown area for materials or deliveries. This required close collaboration between Lee Kennedy Co. and the Conservatory, the City of Boston, abutters, and subcontractors to maintain accessibility and minimize impact on the neighborhood. To accommodate the space constraints, LKCo. utilized swing staging and timed material deliveries with subcontractors to arrive as items were needed on site. “The Hemenway project was a rewarding experience for the entire team. Moving this project from concept to reality was a testament to the team’s collaboration. I think we are all proud to have played a part in giving these students the facility they deserve,” said Robert O’Leary, Lee Kennedy Co.’s vice president of Academic/ Institutional. Adds Richard Ortner, president of The Boston Conservatory, “Our new facility allows us to dramatically improve the learning and performing experience for our students, faculty and audiences. Equally important, the project serves as a significant part of the Fenway Cultural District and a real gift to the city of Boston.”

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Erland Awarded School Project

Needham, MA - Erland Construction of Burlington was recently awarded the 32,000sf science, math, library center for St. Sebastian’s School in Needham. Erland will team with Robert Olsen + Associates of Boston on this new construction and renovation project. When completed in early 2012, the new two-story center – built as an addition to the existing main building – will feature eight math classrooms, two biology labs, and two science classrooms on the first floor.

The second floor will contain two chemistry labs, two physics labs, a math/ science computer room, a seminar room, and a reading room. In addition, the new building will have a large rotunda with high-end finishes that will be used for physics lessons. As part of this project, Erland will renovate a section of the existing main building to connect the buildings and perform life safety upgrades to the church on campus.

Husson Announces Building Project

Bangor, ME - Husson University, a private, non profit 501(c)3 institution, announced that it will add a five-story multipurpose building to include experiential learning spaces, classrooms, faculty offices and suite-style living space for 240 students. The five-story $11 plus million project is scheduled for completion in August of 2012. The University is also announcing a major renovation and expansion of the Dickerman Dining Commons. This $3 plus million dollar project is scheduled for completion in August of 2011. The building will showcase experiential learning classrooms dedicated to specific academic programs. The College of Business will have a space for use by its students that will allow them to conduct simulated board meetings and web-based team analysis.

Students in the School of Legal studies will now be able to investigate mock crime scene scenarios which will be integrated across academic programs. The University’s Dickerman Dining Commons has increased its production from 200,000 to 300,000 meals per year. This 10,000sf expansion will include a completely new kitchen and service area and a total renovation of the dining area including food stations, new seating and incorporating a tray-less flexible service style. The Architect is Winton Scott Architects of Portland and the contractor will be Allied Cook of Scarborough. The University is also working with Fore Solutions to provide the energy and environmental systems for this Silver Certified LEED design build project.

ARC Kicks Off Boston College Reno

Renovated building at Boston College Cambridge, MA - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge has started on the addition and interior renovations of 64,000sf of administrative and support space at Boston College. “We’re very pleased to be working with Boston College as they implement their new Institutional Master Plan,” said

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High-Profile Feature: The Groves at Lincoln


Delphi Completes 168-unit Independent Living Campus; The Grove Designed by EGA Architects

incoln, MA - Delphi Construction, Inc. completed the construction in Oct. 2010 of The Grove in Lincoln, a new 168-unit independent living campus on nearly 40 acres of a former school site. The project scope included the demolition of an antiquated school building and site preparation, including rock blasting. The project design included the construction of a signature congregate building that houses 100 suites, an additional 30 units in a separate rental building, and cottages that dot the 35 acre site. EGA Architects, Inc., of Newbury­ port created an exceptional design that is pleasing to all who reside at and visit the facility. The buildings feature prominent architectural details that blend in with the Colonial architecture so prevalent in the Lincoln area. Prior to construction, Delphi made an effort to maximize the reuse of existing on-site materials. Upon mobilization of the demolition crews, all building materials were sorted and recycled, leaving a concrete and masonry structure that was processed on-site along with sev­eral other structures for reuse as a structural fill under new building footings. In addition to the recycling and sorting of the existing school, bituminous roadways, parking lots and tennis courts were ground up into parking lot base, top-

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High-Profile Feature: Callahan Senior Housing Projects


Callahan Builds Senior Housing Projects and Strong Relationships

ridgewater, MA - Callahan, Inc. of Bridgewater is nearing completion of the construction of two out of the three Northbridge Companies’ senior housing properties the company has been awarded over the past two years. The trio of facilities – a total of about 170,000sf – will provide a broad range of services from independent living to memory care and will offer a wide variety of living options. The three properties – Autumn Glen in Dartmouth, Avita in Needham, and Northbridge Burlington – are the vision of Northbridge’s senior management team Wendy Nowokunski and James Coughlin. Understanding Northbridge’s mission to enhance senior living experiences by focusing on customer service and adding real value to the lives of their residents was Callahan’s primary focus from the very beginning. “Knowing that our client’s values and philosophies match our own has allowed us to customize the construction services workflow,” says Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan, Inc. “Coupled with our full-service approach – from preconstruction through certificate of occupancy and beyond – is the team-based strategy that we pride ourselves on. “It helps our client that we are able to provide end-to-end services and oversee and analyze the process from the initial drawings right through occupancy. We truly believe in each other’s work. We hand pick Callahan players, well-suited to the

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says Mitrano, “and Callahan’s views are in sync with ours. We’re both widely known in the industry as being extremely responsive to our clients’ needs and, simply put, ‘we’re good people to work with.” Northbridge’s design vision for the three distinctive buildings was carried out by The Architectural Team, TAT, based in Chelsea. The firm’s name suits it well, as the firms remain active throughout the three properties’ ongoing development. “TAT’s work has won awards and honors the industry – of that they should be proud. But their leadership also knows Continued on page 30

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Aerial view of Autumn Glen Continued from page 28 what matters most – strong relationships that last long past the initial project,” says Carley. “There is a level of trust between us that’s not typical. The relationship that’s gelled here works. Our client, their owner’s rep and the architect and their consultants are comfortable working through issues together.” Callahan, Inc.’s expansive experience with senior living construction has

played a pivotal part in the success of the ongoing process. But all players involved in this three-year, multi-location undertaking will agree that the strong relationships that have developed between Northbridge Companies, Waypoint, Callahan, Inc., and The Architectural Team are invaluable. Wendy Nowokunski, president of Northbridge, agrees: “The Callahan team has done an exceptional job for us. They worked with us through every detail of our projects to meet our design, quality, and budget goals.”

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High-Profile Feature: Wright-Ryan Multi-Residential Projects


Wright-Ryan Completes 53 Danforth Street

ortland, ME - 53 Danforth Street was built in response to the demand for affordable housing in Portland. The tight urban site now houses 43 affordable and market rate apartments with many green features. Such green features include Nu-Wool and Sprayfoam insulated walls, Low VOC paints and flooring materials, domestic solar hot water system with 21 solar panels on the roof, Super Insulated Roof structure (R-90), and Energy Star appliances and fixtures. The building was constructed utilizing a “post tension slab system”, not typically seen in Maine, which consists of a grid of sleeved steel cables encapsulated in 14 inches of concrete deck sitting on top of concrete piers. This structure houses the

parking garage and supports the balance of the upper four floors of housing. Due to the extremely tight lay down and construction area, Wright-Ryan performed extensive planning and on-site management in order to stay on schedule and to minimize disruption to neighboring business and residences. As a MaineHousing project, 53 Danforth had a goal of 3,500 on-the-job training hours (OJT). Companies generously provided entry level jobs and skills training for women and minorities seeking a construction career. 53 Danforth was the first MaineHousing project to achieve full enrollment for OJT in the four years the program has been running.

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aco, ME - The Mill at Saco Falls apartments were originally part of the Laconia Mills, built in 1844. When Wright-Ryan came onto the project in 2009, to start extensive renovations, the mill had long ceased as the first cotton manufacturing company in Biddeford. The Mill at Saco Falls now houses 66 low income family housing units each featuring one to three bedrooms spread over 84,066sf, with each unit featuring heat recovery units that exceed code required R values. Wright-Ryan worked closely with the owner, architect and National Park Service to arrive at a descriptive specification for the replacement windows that would meet both National Park Service and MaineHousing’s very specific and different criteria. The company was able to leverage the size of the project, over 500 windows, to cause window vendors to adjust and retest products to meet the specified criteria. The Mill at Saco Falls was completed and open to the public in November 2010 and is extremely successful. The project allowed a prominent historic mill in Maine to be saved while meeting Replacement windows had to meet both Nationdemands for affordable housing in the al Park Service and MaineHousing’s specific Southern Maine area. and different criteria

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High-Profile: Awards

BackRiver Townhomes Wins Gold Interior by Design East Interiors

BackRiver living room Hingham, MA - BackRiver Townhomes in Hingham, created by The Hastings Companies, won the Gold Award in the “$1 Million +” category in a prestigious international competition sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. The announcement was made during the Builders International Show (“The Nationals”) held recently in Orlando. Tom Hastings, president of The Hastings Companies, said, “Receiving top honors in this very competitive category from a judging panel comprised of our peers is the highest tribute.” He commended Design East Interiors of North Hampton, N.H.,

who designed the interior of the model. BackRiver won over entries by the Ritz Carlton Residences in New York City, a highrise tower in San Diego, a ski resort in Utah, and a high-rise tower in Tom Hastings Chegudu, China. with his Gold The complex conAward sists of 45 townhomes ranging from 2,200sf to 3,800sf and priced from $775,000 to $1.4 million.

Coull Gets Nat’l ABC Award

Orlando, FL -The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored JM Coull, Inc. of Maynard, Mass. with a Pyramid Award in its national Excellence in Construction competition. Robert Hennessy, chief executive officer of JM Coull, accepted the award on February 22 at the organization’s annual conference in Orlando. The prestigious competition is open exclusively to the recipients of awards in the ABC’s regional Excellence in Construction program. JM Coull was the only Massachusetts firm to be recognized in the competition. Capturing the judges’ attention was JM Coull’s construction of an extreme ultraviolet cleanroom for ASML Lithography, Inc., of Wilton, Conn. ASML produces equipment used by the major global semiconductor manufacturers. The project

attracted notice by accommodating over 25 major design changes during the construction phase while meeting the owner’s need to occupy the space much sooner than anticipated.

Millbury, MA - Cordis Mills was recognized as a 2010 Community of Excellence Award recipient, in the “5- to 20-year-old, up to 150 units” category, at EXPO 2010, the 10th annual Rental Housing Association’s Education Conference and Exposition at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Cordis Mills is a 112-unit apartment community with garden style apartments located directly on the Blackstone River. The foundation of the original 1870s mill, three stories of luxury apartments have been carefully designed and constructed to

afford every amenity while respecting each historic detail. There is one apartment building with 19 Townhomes attached, all with private entrances. Cordis Mills has 52 onebedroom apartments and 60 two-bedroom apartments which sit on 17 acres of land. The history and architect of this 1870s woolen mill includes a desirable blend of history with its brick exterior and large mill style windows. The construction for Cordis Mills, which is a subsidiary of R.H. White Companies, Inc., was completed in 2004.

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High-Profile Feature: 360 State Street

360 State Street in Final Phase of Construction


ew Haven, CT - Becker-Becker, a Fairfield-based design & development firm, recently broke ground for a community-owned food cooperative as the final phase of construction of the 32-story, $190 million mixed use tower at 360 State St. in downtown New Haven. Bruce Redman Becker, president of Becker-Becker, noted that: “We have always been committed to providing a high quality grocery store tenant on the site and believed that the location presented an excellent opportunity for any established grocer to call home; however, we found that the economic climate and urban conditions of the site where not suited to a standard grocery tenant. Through a collaborative effort with the citizens of New Haven we set out to create a member-owned food

cooperative with the mission of providing convenient access to affordable and healthy food. The community has been incredibly supportive and we’ve broken ground on Elm City Market with a planned opening for the summer.” 360 State Street is a compact development program consisting of a 25-story residential tower atop some 30,000sf of ground level retail and office space and a four-story public parking garage. Leasing of some 500 rental apartments began last August. They include 50 affordable units and 450 market-rate units, with a wide range of housing options from efficient studios, one and two-bedroom units, to expansive three-bedroom penthouse units with terraces. The new building houses 31,000sf of

amenities including a fitness center, library, pool, green roof with native plant gardens, and lounge rooms. Becker said his design team worked very closely with Suffolk Construction, the construction manager, at the start of the project and during construction to continually refine the design. “For example,” he said, “a few months prior to starting the project, we worked with Suffolk and our structural engineers DeSimone to revise the entire structural system, changing from a traditional poured-in-place system to a staggered truss and prefabricated structural



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High-Profile Feature: Tocci Restores Abbot Mill


estford, MA - Yule Development has selected Tocci Building Corporation to restore the historic Abbot Mill in Westford. The former old woolen mill is a complex of buildings centered by the Main Mill. Originally built in 1897 (with subsequent additions in 1899, 1903, 1908, 1910, and 1912) the mill has been a landmark of the town of Westford for 114 years. The $21 million restoration will include enhancing the exterior of the building by restoring the historic windows in the stair towers, replacement of the remaining 400 windows with aluminum replica windows, masonry restoration, repointing, roof replacement, and site improvements, allowing for better

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access and improved parking facilities. The interior of the Main Mill will include 106 apartments, with one and two bedroom mixes. The lower level/basement areas of the building will be converted into parking garages to accommodate the tenants. By restoring and maintaining the existing patina of the building, the unique finished atmosphere will include massive windows and 14-ft ceilings with original growth timber posts & beams throughout the apartment units. The units and corridors will also feature exposed brick exterior walls and boast superior insulation from improved insulated windows, doors, and finished systems. The original and still functioning bell tower provides the signa-

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ture feature for the facility. A historic and fully working canal continues to run underneath the building. It served to help power the original mill and will now be utilized to help heat and cool the new apartments. In addition to the Main Mill Building, there are five “out buildings” which serviced the Mill over the years: • The Administration Building, which was built in 1923 and housed the office personnel. The Colonial Revival building

will be restored, and the existing attached garage will be converted into duplex townhouse units. • The Power Station, the last building in the complex built (in 1951), holds all of the equipment utilized to heat and power the complex. This equipment (three stories tall) will be gutted and removed and 10 new apartments will be constructed with new floors poured in place to accommodate. • Storehouse 2 is a wooden structure

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High-Profile Feature: Abbot Mill Continued from page 34 that will be disassembled and reassembled on an empty lot location on the project grounds and will provide more apartment units. • Storehouse 4, built in 1912, is a twostory brick building originally constructed for storage of wool and is connected to the Main Mill building by a bridge that spans over the drive entrance. This unique spanning structure provides one of the endearing architectural elements of the complex. • Building 10 is a facility that will house a parking garage and apartment units. Tocci is utilizing the latest in BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology to assist in the renovation of the Abbot Mill. Using BIM, the MEP systems throughout the mill are able to be coordi-

nated before they are installed, leading to fewer problems and less time wasted in the field. Through a “live” model on the job site and various images, the team is able to visualize how these systems interact with each other and the existing mill. This allows not only the ability to foresee future problems but also the ability to see the design intent of the building while it is being constructed. An underutilized building for the last 20 years, the Abbot Mill is ready to come back to life as exciting and excellent housing. A signature building of New England industry, which grew with America in its time of most dramatic industrial achievement, will transform into a high-end and unique living space. The project is slated to be complete by December 2011.

Project Team for Abbot Mill

Developer: Yule Development Co., Inc.

General Contractor: Tocci Building Corporation Architect: Bruner/Cott Associates

Landscape Architect: Shepard Williams Survey: Howe Associates

Geotechnical Analysis: Sanborn Head & Associates

Consultant: Concord Square Development Company, Inc. Mill entrance of 5th building addition


April, 2011


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

SBC Gets ‘Smart’ Irrigation

Roslindale, MA – Greener Horizon, LLC , a landscape contracting company of Middleboro, was given a challenge: design and install an irrigation system that delivered beautiful results and at the same time water in such a way to be environmentally l-r: Greener Horizon co-owner Mike Quirk; SBC responsible, efficient, and keep senior property manager Phil Nieman; Greener costs down. The result: a revolutionary 2,000 head “smart” Horizon co-owner Bart Poulin. irrigation system designed for in traditional residential water usage. Smart Stony Brook Commons (SBC), a family friendly multi-residential gated irrigation reduces that outdoor water use by an average of 15% to 30%. community on 60 acres in Roslindale. “With this new system, we’re keepSmart irrigation systems consist of controller clocks that automatically adjust ing our water cost down,” says Phil Nieirrigation “on” times in response to envi- man, senior property manager for Stony ronmental changes. They use information Brook Commons. “Having sensors that gathered from on-site weather stations and can actually tell how much moisture is in soil moisture sensors. Landscape irrigation the soil prevents us from over-watering as can account for 50% of all water consumed well, can cause disease.”

Simon Tempest LEED Accredited

Boston - RF Walsh Collaborative Partners announced the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate (GA) accreditation of senior project manager Simon L. Tempest. As senior project manager he is responsible for setting goals and standards for overall project quality and has successfully managed seven major school projects in Mass. “We are extremely proud to announce that yet another project manager has been awarded LEED GA certification,” said Jack Hobbs, president and CEO of RF Walsh Collaborative Partners.

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GZA to Provide EACA for the Salvation Army

Manchester, NH - GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. of Norwood has been retained by the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Command to perform energy audit and conservation analysis (EACA) at 20 sites throughout the Salvation Army’s eastern territory. The EACA services will include an evaluation of the existing buildings and will identify conservation and efficiency improvement opportunities for major en-

ergy using systems. The objective will be to identify conservation measures, develop order of magnitude costs, and quantify potential cost savings benefits to the Salvation Army. GZA will also be evaluating existing site conditions to generally evaluate site potential for sustainable energy opportunities such as photovoltaic (solar) power, and geothermal heat exchange.

Boston- The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the New England Clean Energy Council announced a new clean energy internship program dedicated to connecting students throughout the commonwealth to internships at Massachusetts-based clean energy companies. “Developing a corps of qualified professionals who are passionate about leading and contributing to Massachusetts’ burgeoning clean energy industry is essential to meeting the Patrick-Murray administration’s goals for a clean energy future,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr., who chairs the MassCEC board of directors. “This exciting new opportunity advances the commonwealth along that path.” The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Opportunity Program will place

up to 50 students and recent graduates in summer internships at 25 to 50 clean energy companies across the state. This program continues MassCEC’s commitment to supporting education and training opportunities that align with the commonwealth’s clean energy goals and industry growth, while furthering the career goals of those considering career opportunities in clean energy. Massachusetts-based clean energy companies that are looking to hire summer interns will be eligible to receive internship stipends of up to $15 per hour, or a total of $6,000, for up to 10 weeks. In addition to compensation, interns will gain meaningful employment experience such as networking opportunities, mentoring, and industry knowledge only gained from working within clean energy companies.

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Johnson & Wales Achieves Gold Designed By TK&A

Providence, RI - Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) of Cambridge Mass. announced that its design of the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson & Wales University’s Harborside campus in Providence has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. The 82,000sf Cuisinart Center, a state-of-the-art facility supporting 30 teaching labs and classrooms, includes kitchen labs for food ranging from charcuterie to chocolate, wine, micro-brewing, and mixology labs, various types of instructional facilities, administrative offices, and three distinctive dining rooms. Sustainable features include expanding green space on-site by more than 50%, dramatically reducing runCuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence at off into Narragansett Bay and reducJohnson & Wales University’s Harborside ing the heat island effect; providing campus - LEED Gold recipient natural light and views to the exterior for all spaces within the building; incorporating lighting and hood controls interior finishes throughout. that reduce energy consumption; capturing During the build phase, more than roof rainwater for reuse within the build- 90% of construction waste was diverted ing to flush toilets and provide minimal from landfills, including asphalt from a site irrigation to native plantings; and using large parking lot, which was ground up and low-flow plumbing fixtures and low-VOC reused.

99 High Earns LEED Gold

Boston - TIAA-CREF and Jones Lang LaSalle announced that 99 High in Boston, a premier 730,000sf first class office and retail tower, has received Gold-level LEED certification from the US Green Building Council. The building, owned by TIAACREF, recently underwent a far-reaching capital improvements program. Jones Lang LaSalle is the construction manager, property management, and exclusive leasing agent for 99 High. To achieve LEED Gold status, a series of projects were initiated to significantly increase energy efficiency.

All building systems have been completely updated. Electricity supply was aggressively managed to significantly reduce cost. Other improvements to enhance performance include: common area lighting retrofit, variable frequency drives for air handling units, high-rise elevator modernization, cooling tower replacement, air handling unit upgrades, and a new gas boiler plant. The replacement of 4,000 windows and façade repair will be completed in 2011. 99 High received the BOMA Office Building of the Year Renovated Building Award.


April, 2011


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Acentech Provides Services for Avid HQ Interior Design by Gensler

tural design services, and the audiovisual contractor AVI-SPL, Acentech consulted on audiovisual systems design, architectural acoustics, and mechanical system noise and vibration control for the new 203,000sf headquarters. Acentech developed a cutting-edge audiovisual design for the company’s new corporate headquarters, including a lobby with multiple translucent video displays; a multi-purpose customer demonstration room with high resolution multi-projector/multi-image rear screen projection, large 3D displays flanking the main display, surround sound, and audio and video conferencing and streaming capabilities; a multiroom training facility with dual large displays, conferencing and streaming capacities; and a central distribution point allowing remote control of any computer source with individual central processing unit (CPU) control. The new facility also features a variety of conference rooms with single and multiple displays and audio and videoconferencing capabilities, as well as interactive training facilities for hosting webcasts and seminars. Acentech’s acoustical consultants worked with the design team at Gensler to define the acoustical goals for the Photo credit: Andrew Bordwin project and translate these goals into an Avid’s new headquarters lobby showing multiple architectural vocabulary with solutions toward accomplishing them. translucent video displays

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Burlington, MA - Acentech Inc. of Cambridge provided consulting and design services for the new Avid Technology, Inc. corporate headquarters in Burlington. Avid is a provider of digital audio and video hardware and software products. Working with the Boston office of Gensler who provided interior architec-

BL Companies New Board Of Directors



Meriden, CT - BL Companies, a multi-disciplinary architectural, engineering, and environmental firm, announced new members of its board of directors. Gerry Salontai, PE has joined BL Companies’ board. He is recently retired from an 11-year tenure as chairman of the board and CEO of the Kleinfelder Group, Inc. in San Diego. Waite Dalrymple serves as BL’s chairman of the board. He is the cofounder and former president and CEO of Parametrix, an employee-owned company in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, and Idaho.



Steve Fisher was re-elected to his third term. He is a semi-retired business lawyer with many years of experience and expertise with ESOPs and in corporate finance. He has been on BL’s board of directors since October of 2008. The new internal board member is Rainer Muhlbauer, AIA, LEED AP who is based in Meriden and serves as BL’s co-director of architecture. He joins three incumbent internal board members who were reelected: Carolyn Stanworth, president; Jennifer Marks, LS, drector of surveying; and Mark Koellner, PG, director of environmental sciences.

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it has without their support.” Becker continued, “360 State Street is a quintessential B+B project, in that it achieves our social goals of revitalizing an underutilized urban site, providing much needed affordable and market rate housing and retail directly next to a major transit hub, bridging the gap between two neighborhoods that were previously disjointed, and now encouraging development and investment in the surrounding neighborhood and city at large. Secondly, it achieves our environmental goals, producing energy onsite, reusing storm water, and other measures leading to a 50% carbon footprint reduction. Thirdly, it achieves our quality urban design and architecture goals, with a landmark tower for New Haven, an incredibly detailed and meaningful façade

designed by Kent Bloomer Studio, and beautiful interior spaces by Deborah Berke & Partners. “Finally, it will achieve our goal of economic success. Our development team has sourced and is finalizing over 10 sources of city, state, and federal funding to supplement the financing of our major union pension fund investor, MEPT. The project created over 1,000 union construction jobs during the greatest recession of our time, and will continue to create over 400 permanent jobs and spur additional development in New Haven. Our apartments are leasing faster than our anticipated schedule and tenants have been very happy with their homes, the success of which is due to our exceptional property management and leasing team from Bozzuto Management.”

WMHGB Relocates Jones CEO

Lynnfield, MA - Westchester Modular Homes of Greater Boston (WMHGB) announced that Scott Jones of Saugus will serve the new company as its CEO. One of his immediate priorities is overseeing the design, construction, and siting of an all-new modular building, an office/showroom to be located on Route 1 in Saugus, which will also result in the relocation of the firm from its present Lynnfield location. Jones, one of the founders of WMHGB, will oversee the growth, direction, and day-to-day activities of the new company, which was founded in August 2010. He retains his role, also, as president/CEO of sister company James V. Caggiano and Son.

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Three Named Partners at JC&A

Quincy, MA, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. announced that James Cahill, Michael Crowther, and Timothy Kelly have been named partners with the firm. Company founder Jay Calnan will Kelly now be the CEO of J. Calnan & Associates; James Cahill has been named president; Michael Crowther, COO; and Timothy Kelly, chief financial officer. Calnan will focus on higher-level relationships, strategic long-term planning, philanthropic initiatives, as well as various other development opportunities for



the company while the new partners will continue to work closely on matters of the day-to-day organization. Cahill will focus primarily on the company’s strategic planning as well as client relationships and development; Crowther, operations, and Kelly, financial controls and management.

April, 2011


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Holliston, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. announced that it has recently completed the electrical installation work on two significant projects within the northern New England region. One of the largest federal facilities in New Hampshire, the Federal Correction Institution in Berlin will accommodate over 1,200 male inmates and employ approximately 300 individuals. In addition to six housing units, this new medium,security prison facility, located on 770 acres, will house educational and vocational spaces, as well as healthcare, food service, and administrative areas. Working alongside design builder, Bell/Heery, joint venture and electrical engineer, M/E Engineering, P.C., both of Rochester, N.Y., in addition to architect

Griffin Electric Completes Projects

Edward Rowse Architects of Providence, for the past three years, Griffin Electric was responsible for providing 35kV and 15kV site distribution and emergency generation, including two 2,000 KW, 12,470 volt generators, at this high-profile project. Additionally, interior distribution, power, and lighting systems, paralleling switchgear and load bank, extensive lightning protection and grounding systems, plus UPS systems and high-mast site lighting were installed. All infrastructure work for the stringent security, fire alarm, and communications systems required within the 572,000sf complex was completed by the Griffin team. In Waterbury, Vt., a new forensics laboratory was added to the Vermont De-

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partment of Public Safety. The only forensic laboratory in the state providing services to its entire criminal justice system opened this fall. The Griffin Team worked on providing temporary power and a 5kV site distribution for this 31,500sf, three-story structure, in addition to power and lighting. Fire alarm and lightning protection systems were installed, as well as gen-

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Davis Names Rice

Boston - The Davis Companies announced the appointment of Stephen C. Rice as regional director for the tri-state region. He will lead acquisitions, asset management and leasing functions for The Davis Companies’ tri-state portfolio and manage operation of the company’s Norwalk, Conn. office. Rice has 35 years of experience in commercial real estate,

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Sylvia Joins Tighe & Bond

Westfield, MA - Anthony capital improvements, as well as M. Sylvia, P.E., joined Tighe & civil and site development. As Bond, Inc. in February as a new project manager, he will work project manager for the firm’s waclosely with clients to develop ter resources and civil engineerlong-term solutions that are costing practice. He is slated to work effective, energy efficient, and primarily in the firm’s Pocasappropriate to the unique needs set office, reinforcing the firm’s of those communities. continued growth and expansion Prior to joining Tighe & in eastern Massachusetts, Cape Bond, Sylvia was the public Sylvia Cod, and Rhode Island. works director for the town of Sylvia has 18 years of exAgawam where he oversaw pubperience working closely with municipal lic infrastructure operations, maintenance, and private clients to manage water resource and capital improvements.

Velandry Joins Integrated Interiors

Boston - Integrated Interiors announced that Paul Velandry, AIA has joined the company as a project manager. Velandry has over 10 years of experience in the design services and construction management industries and has tackled challenging projects in multiple markets including healthcare, inVelandry dustrial, corporate, and municipal environments. Velandry will be responsible for all

tasks on a project basis and will help grow and maintain business development activities, project management duties, and client relationships. Most recently, Velandry was an architect/senior construction manager at BrandPartners Retail Inc. in New Hampshire. Prior to that was a project manager for H.H. Morant & Co., Inc. in Salem, Mass.

Amato Joins Jewett

Raymond, NH - Jewett Construction Co., Inc. recently welcomed Salvatore “Sam” Amato, Jr. to the firm in the newly created position of vice president of planning and pre-construction. “This is a period of tremendous growth for our company,” says Craig Jewett, president of this second generation, family-owned business. “We’re looking forward to the years of industry experience and pre-construction expertise Sam will add to the team.”


Marlborough, MA - United Solutions Inc. has hired Douglas Lewanda to fortify its commitment to provide software solutions for construction, property management, and service businesses throughout New England. Lewanda will provide training and customization services for Sage Timberline Office software, an integrated suite of products used to manage all financial and project management functions of a construction company. Lewanda served as president of CFO Consulting, LLC in Farmington, Conn. providing chief financial officer/controller services to small businesses in the con-

struction industry. As a certified consultant for the Timberline Gold construction accounting software, he has provided varied consulting services to clients in southern New EngLewanda land and Westchester County, N.Y. Earlier, Lewanda spent 14 years as controller at Bartlett Brainard Eacott Inc.

KBE Adds Abdelnour

Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation has added David S. Abdelnour as business development manager for federal construction services. He has over 35 years of extensive public and private experience in the federal government dealing with facility planning, design, and construction. “David’s valuable experience and frontline knowledge of the federal market adds another dimension to the KBE team,” said KBE president and CEO Mike Kolakowski.


Bonaccorsi MCPPO Certified

Boston - RF Walsh Collaborative Partners announced that Jonathan Bonaccorsi was named a certified public procurement official through the Office of the Inspector General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Through the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program (MCPPO) for School Project Designers & Owner’s Project Managers, individuals are certified to procure products and services under Massachusetts bidding laws. “RF Walsh Collaborative Partners has a long history of collaborative work with educational institutions,” said Jack Hobbs, president and CEO of RF WalshCollaborative Partners. “We find this certi-

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JC&A Promotes Four

Quincy, MA J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., one of New England’s leading construction management firms specialAmato izing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, Rystrom is pleased to announce James J. Welch & that Michael Collentro, director of estimatCo. where she being; Stephen Robak, project executive; came vice president. Maureen Rystrom, director of marketing; In 1991 shewas and Scott Trull, director of special projects hired by William A. have all been named to the company’s seBerry & Son as pronior management team. gram development They will join existing members Jay manager. She was Calnan, chief executive officer; James Capromoted to vice hill, president; Michael Crowther, chief president of sales to Paradis operating officer, Timothy Kelly, chief fiimplement a sales program for the healthcare division and se- nancial officer and Karen Van Riper, director of accounting. J. Calnan & Associates’ lect academic institutions.

Paradis Joins HDR

Boston - Ronda Paradis recently joined HDR Architecture as director of business development out of the firm’s Boston office. With over 27 years of experience in the Boston area, Paradis brings a strong understanding of healthcare and academic organizations. She started her career reporting on news and trends in the design and construction industry for McGraw-Hill Information systems in Boston. She began working in the industry when she joined Welch Group/

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April, 2011


High-Profile: People

Burkett CFMA Nat’l Chairman

Boston - CFMA Massachusetts announced that one of its members, Joseph Burkett of Cafco Construction Management Inc., has been elected the National Chairman of the Construction Financial Management Association for the 20112012 term starting April 1. Burkett recently received the first annual “CFO of the Year” award by the Boston Business Journal in the mid-sized private company category. Burkett

Robbins Registered Architect

Providnece, RI - Vision 3 Architects announced that Christen M. Robbins has successfully completed her registration exams. Robbins, a LEED Accredited Professional, joined Vision 3 Architects shortly after graduation as an intern architect. She is currently a member of the project teams for the addition/renovation of the Barrington YMCA and Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Pawtucket, as well as dining facility renovations at Connecticut College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She serves on the committee on the environment for the AIA Rhode Island chapter.


Collier Joins Cannon Design as Principal

JSA Inc. Names New Associates

Portsmouth, NH - JSA Inc. has named Caleb Sloan, AIA, LEED AP; Kristopher Tiernan, AIA, LEED AP; and Anne Weidman, NCIDQ, as associates of the firm. A healthcare leader at JSA, Sloan has overseen more than $30 million in healthcare projects for the firm, including 
 the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, as well as numerous medical office buildings and projects at both Portsmouth Regional and Exeter Hospitals on the seacoast. He currently serves on the board of directors of AIANH. Tiernan has been involved in the planning and construction of senior living communities throughout New England for well over a decade. His “RiverWoods at Exeter” project recently won national acclaim for planning. In Portsmouth, Tiernan managed the major renovation of the Mark Wentworth Home, an established nonprofit senior living facility. Currently he is involved in the repositioning of a large senior community in suburban Boston. As marketing manager, Weidman



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MaCAPA Announces Staff Additions

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Boston - Cannon Design announced Ned A. Collier, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm as principal in the firm’s Boston office. As a key part of Cannon Design’s education practice, Collier will serve as the New England region’s market leader, providing both regional and national expertise for the company’s college and university practice. He will take a leadership role in marketing and client development, project leadership, staff mentoring, and achieving positive project results.

Boton - Howie Burns has joined the Massachusetts Concrete Aggregates and Producers Association (MaCAPA) as executive director. Burns has been involved with the industry for years. He has had past involvement with the ACI, NNECPA, RC3, NRMCA, NECMA, along with the cement industry. As executive director, he will be responsible for MaCAPA’s daily business

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• May 19, AGC Program Series: Coffee with the Contractors. An informative and interactive program for construction professionals at all levels. Where the Industry is Going, How to Grow, and How to Get Work from the Big Guys! • May 20 - 21, AGC 76th Annual Meeting Join the AGC Board of Directors and members for the 76th Annual Meeting at Wentworth by-the-Sea. Arrival will be on Friday, May 20 with a relaxing special event reception and dinner. Saturday morning enjoy a full breakfast buffet beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Annual Business Meeting at 8:30 a.m. Departure will be at the close of the Business Meeting on Saturday. For those who wish to make it a full weekend away you are welcome to make your own arrangements to extend your stay. For more information on these programs: http://www.agcmass.org.

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CCIFP Review Course May 12 at the Offices of RSM McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, Mass. IFP certified instructors on what it takes to pass the exam. Review course is an all day, eight CPE credited course that includes all course materials including a workbook to help you study for the exam. Sign in is at 7:30 a.m. with course starting at 8 a.m. Members: $125, Nonmembers: $225 Lunch included CCIFP EXAM June 14 Offices of RSM McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, Mass. Sign in is at 7:30 a.m. with exam starting at 8 a.m. The CFMA Massachusetts chapter will reimburse those taking the exam during this day $250 towards the cost of the exam. To register for these events log on to http:// mass.cfma.org.

Northeast Regional Conference: The Wind in our Sales May 11-13, Wednesday, May 11 - CPSM Exam, SMPS National Leadership Symposium Thursday/Friday All Day Conference Tracks Hyatt Regency Newport, 1 Goat Island, Newport, Rhode Island The SMPS Northeast Regional Conference (NERC) is an annual marketing conference targeted to marketing and business development professionals in the Architecture/ Engineering/Construction industry. http://www.smpsboston.org/program/ event.php?event_id=197


The 23rd Annual NAIOP Charitable Golf Tournament. Play - NAIOP’s tournament (with half-day golf clinic) is Boston’s signature CRE charity golf event that benefits Heading Home. Nearly 500 golfers play at Stow ASM’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament Acres, Butternut Farm, and Wedgewood Monday, July 25 Pines country clubs, followed by a casual Join ABC and GCI Pinehills Golf Club, networking cocktail reception where winfor a spectacular day Plymouth, Mass. Benners are announced – and deals are made. of golf on two, 18-hole efitting the education NAIOP is Heading Home’s largest single courses and advocacy efforts of ASM and the ASM championship donor each year. designed by Rees Jones Scholarship Program Questions? Contact Debbie Osheroff at and Nicklaus Design. June 6 at 10 a.m. Always a Sell Out- Register Today! 781-453-6900 ext 3 or osheroff@naiopma. Visit http://www.abcma.org for https://m360.associatedsubs.com/event. org. details. aspx?eventID=26070


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Spring Dinner Meeting, April 28, 5-8:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, Mass. Industry experts will be on hand to provide an update and talk about the exciting new developments in the New England steel industry. For more information and to register, log on to www.ssfne.org.


• May 11-14, 2011 North American Steel Construction Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Ctr, Pittsburgh, Penn. The conference features more than 90 technical sessions, practical seminars on the latest design and construction techniques • April 7, 2011 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. AISC Spring Seminar: Design Steel Your Way II Providence, Rhode Island Registration is now open at www.aisc. org/nascc. This seminar will explain the principles of analysis and design that are the basis of the 2005 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. For information on these events contact Britta Bolm, meeting coordinator, www. aisc.org, bolm@aisc.org Phone: 312670-5448.

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Boston - In October 2010, The Boston Conservatory held the inaugural show in its new performance venue at 31 Hemenway Street. The performance, “Opening Note: Building Dreams,� was the first chance for many school officials and members of the project development team to see the new building addition and renovated theater in action. Lee Kennedy Co. served as construction manager on the project, which was the first in more than 50 years... full story on page 20.

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High-Profile Monthly: April 2011  

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

High-Profile Monthly: April 2011  

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