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The rejuvenation of the Bedford Mall page...15

Ohio State University framework plan courtesy Sasaki

BSLA award winners...page 22

PCA to design UCONN Dining Center page...18

Trumbull-Nelson school project under way...page 28

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ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence 2011 Awards New CCC/BSD Wing Completed - Windover CM, Peterman Architect A. Autiello Breaks Ground at Myles Standish Medical Center PCINE News: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Building UMass Lowell Breaks Ground RIC Breaks Ground with KBE Jewett Going Green in the Automotive Industry Spaulding Rehab Hospital Tops Out WLI Receives Award for AMCAT Field Parks and Recreational Projects Funded What Exactly do Landscape Architects DO? by Regan Harrold Haley & Aldrich: Geothermal Systems Get a Higher Education UMASS Police Station Goes for Gold

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BSLA Awards........................... 22 ACEC Awards.......................... 24 UMass Amherst Police Station..... 25 Lebanon Middle School.............. 26 Grappone Toyota...................... 30 Beverly School for the Deaf........ 33

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Boston – MassDevelopthe Commonwealth.” ment Board Chair Greg Bialecki Currently president of Corannounced that experienced real coran Jennison Company, Inc. estate developer Marty Jones based in Boston, Jones has manhas been selected by the Massaged staff and project teams for Development Board for the ponew development projects that sition of president and CEO. have transformed communities; Jones’s appointment is in directed asset management for keeping with the Patrick-Murray multifamily portfolios, including Administration’s efforts to refiscal performance reviews, refistructure the state’s quasi-public nancing, project sales, and investor Marty Jones authorities, better aligning their relations; chaired a joint venture focus with the administration’s between Corcoran Jennison and economic development policies and bring- Beacon Communities, building a portfolio ing salaries and benefits in line with the of over 1.300 mixed-income housing units; recent recommendations of a commission and directed all aspects of the Westminster charged with studying compensation levels Company – a 175-employee operation with at the Commonwealth’s independent agen- 66 properties and 5,000 apartment units in cies. North and South Carolina and gross annual “Marty’s career in the private sector revenues in excess of $40 million. has focused on bringing projects with sigJones also served in the US Departnificant public benefits to life,” said Mass- ment of Housing and Urban Development Development Board Chair and Secretary of in both the Washington, DC and Boston Housing & Economic Development Bia- offices. She is a board member of NAIOP lecki. “She is the right person at the right Massachusetts, advisory board member of time to lead an agency that plays a signifi- the Women’s Institute for Housing and Ecocant role in achieving our larger economic nomic Development and Jury Chair of the development goals of revitalizing communi- Urban Land Institute’s National Awards for ties and expanding opportunity throughout Excellence.

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Boston - On April 5, 2011 Asso- es, Inc. and Scott H. ciated Subcontractors of Massachusetts Packard, Chapman (ASM), the Boston-based nonprofit orga- Waterproofing, Co. nization serving over 400 subcontractors will serve as past across the commonwealth, elected a new presidents. board of directors for the 2011 to 2013 In addition, 19 term. other members sit Monica Lawton, CEO of the ASM, on this new board, announced that David G. Cannistraro, ex- including: ecutive vice president of J.C. Cannistraro, George A. David Cannistraro LLC, Watertown, will serve as board pres- Allen, Sr., Steven ident. He will succeed Sara A. Stafford, T. Amanti, Clement P. Clare, R. Lindwho will remain on the board of directors say Drisko, Roger A. Fuller, William M. as immediate past president. Gillespie, Wayne J. Griffin, Robert B. Cannistraro joined the ASM board Hutchison, Dana E. Johnston, Jr., Michael of directors in 2004 and has served on the S. Kosiver, William J. (Mac) Lynch, Suexecutive committee since 2006. san Mailman, Erik S. Maseng, James B. Monica Lawton said, “We are very Miller, Louis J. Sannella, Nancy H. Salter, grateful for the leadership that past presi- Ann T. (Nancy) Shine, Frank J. Smith, and dent Sara Stafford has provided to the as- Lee C. Sullivan. sociation and look forward to her contin“This new board of directors repreued support and involvement.” sents a cross section of the industry comRichard R. Fisher, Red Wing Con- mitted to the success of the organization. struction, is serving as president-elect. They understand the value ASM memberElected as vice presidents were Joseph H. ship brings to their businesses through Bodio of Lan-Tel Communications, Inc.; education, legislation, information and Steven P. Kenney of N.B. Kenney Co. communication,” said Monica Lawton. and Gregory A. Porfido of Mark Richey “Dave Cannistraro, who has already demWoodworking & Design, Inc. Russell J. onstrated his commitment to the organizaInterior view of the Ray and Joan Kroc Anderson, Southeastern Metal Fabrica- tion, is a strong leader who will lead the Corps Community Center. tors, Inc. will serve as treasurer and Sara board in a positive direction during his Kroc Center is not just a building. It will A. Stafford, Stafford Construction Servic- two-year term.” be a home away from home where the underserved in our community can find a safe environment to learn and grow, both intelIn our April Issue, the Abbot Mill restoration feature project team box on page lectually and spiritually,” said John Fish, Chairman and CEO, Suffolk Construction. 44 should have listed Ganek Architects, Inc. of Carlisle as the team architect. We “We are extremely proud to have played a apologize for the error. Please see page 31 for the full story. role in making the dream of this important new facility a reality.”

replacement, and waterproofing and insulation upgrades. The common areas and apartment interiors have been upgraded, including new kitchens, bathrooms, and HVAC systems. The development team includes Trinity Financial, Inc., a Boston-based real estate development company that acquired the property in July 2009; The Architectural Team; CWC Builders, Inc.; HallKeen Management; and WilmerHale LLP. The apartments, a combination of mixed and market-rate rentals, are 78% occupied at this time.

Suffolk Completes Kroc Center

Boston - Suffolk Construction joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and many other political and community leaders for The Salvation Army’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the Boston Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Dorchester/ Roxbury. The construction firm provided preconstruction and construction services for this 90,000sf, $33 million community center, which features a gymnasium, fitness center, chapel/theater, aquatics center, daycare center, classrooms, computer lab, art room, and prayer chapel. The Kroc Center is made possible through the generous bequest from the estate of Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, as well as local fundraising efforts. The ribbon cutting ceremony marked the completion of New England’s largest social service development project. “The



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UMass Lowell Breaks Ground

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New Central Library

Austin, TX - The design team of Shepley Bulfinch of Boston and Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio has begun schematic design for Austin’s New Central Library. “Creating a Central Library that reflects Austin’s culture and diversity is central to its design. This means making the building highly sustainable to build and operate. “ Planned for a former industrial site along Lady Bird Lake, the library will make generous use of natural light and local materials, making connections with the landscape along the creek and river on two sides and the vibrant life of the city on the other two. The $120 million library will have 17 different meeting spaces, including study rooms, conference rooms, and a flexible event space that will accommodate up to 350 people. With plans for between 185,000sf and 200,000sf of space, the new library will be nearly double that of the city’s 110,000sf John Henry Faulk Central Library, which opened in 1979. The new library is scheduled to break ground in 2013, with a projected completion date in 2015.

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Lowell, MA - UMass Lowell broke ground on a new $40 million, 69,000sf academic building that will be home to three of the university’s most popular majors in health and social sciences and represents the second major construction project under way at the university. The Health and Social Sciences Building – which will support more than 800 construction and related jobs – will also help UMass Lowell make room for its growing student body, that has seen a 30% increase in undergraduates since 2007. The Health and Social Sciences Building will be home to the criminal justice, nursing, and psychology programs. “The students who will study in this new building will help advance a vibrant society,” said UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan. “So many of our students are committed to making a difference, both while they are here and after they graduate. They help our communities thrive. We salute our students and the faculty who inspire them.” The building will offer traditional classrooms and faculty offices, as well as specialized labs, such as simulated hospital rooms and other health-care settings, and research space designed for social sciences. Other features include: conference space that will allow more room for students and faculty to collaborate with partners on experiential education and other projects; a four-story atrium lobby that will promote interaction between faculty and students; sustainable design features such as energy-

Attending the groundbreaking at UMass Lowell for the new Health and Social Sciences Building were l-r State Rep. Thomas Stanley, UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan, State Rep. Thomas Golden, Division of Capital Asset Management Commissioner Carole Cornelison, Lowell Mayor James Milinazzo, State Rep. David Nangle and state Sen. Eileen Donoghue. efficient climate control, strategic use of natural light to reduce electric costs, waterefficient landscaping that does not require irrigation; three-quarters of the construction debris from the project will be recycled. The architects on the building are Cambridge Seven Associates Inc., a leading design firm that has won awards for its work on academic buildings. Gilbane Building Co. is the general contractor and

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Burlington, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., of Quincy is currently under way with a project for Charles River Development located at 7 New England Executive Park in Burlington. Charles River Development signed a 10-year lease extension in the office park and will complete some major renovations to their space. In the course of 30 weeks and over seven phases, the project team will add new paint and carpet throughout their space; completely demolish and rehab the third floor to include new state-of-theCourtesy of DHK Architects, Boston

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New Haven, CT - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. of Holliston, Mass. recently completed the electrical installation work at the New Haven Rail Yard (NHRY) Diesel Storage Yard and continues to work at the NHRY Facilities Improvements project in New Haven. The newly constructed Diesel Storage Yard required the Griffin Electric Team to install new yard lighting systems to illuminate three new nonelectrified tracks and four new turnouts. Griffin Electric’s role in the Rail Yard Facilities Improvements project, scheduled for completion in August 2012, includes providing all electrical services for the new Component Change-Out Shop, as well as, relocating existing underground 15KV electrical services to enable construction for the new facility.

The NHRY Facilities Improvement Program has been developed as multiple projects for new construction and upgrades to current structures, in order to accommodate and support existing and future rail cars. When completed, the updated facility will offer expanded storage, dispatch, inspection, maintenance, and cleaning space for the NHRY’s ever-increasing fleet, on over 70 acres of land. Providing the construction services management for both projects is O&G Industries, Inc., of Torrington, while PB Americans, Inc., of Glastonbury offered the architectural services for the Diesel Storage Yard project, in addition to electrical engineering services for both projects. DHK Architects of Boston served as the architect for the NHRY Facilities Improvements.

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GZA Selected for Quonset Park

No. Kinston, RI - GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. of Norwood, Mass. has been selected to work on infrastructure improvements at Quonset Commerce Park. One of five engineering firms selected for the project, GZA will provide marine structural engineering services. The project is being paid for with $22 million in federal stimulus funds. Initial designs have been submitted for terminals 4 and 5 at the port of Davisville and for road improvements there. The Quonset Business Park has

been awarded funds to improve piers, roads, and rails and to install a crane in preparation for offshore wind development, according to the US Department of Transportation. The money from the TIGER program will also go toward positioning the state-owned industrial park on the Davisville waterfront as a short-sea shipping port that could accommodate shallow-draft barges loaded with containers from larger ports on the East Coast.

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What Exactly do Landscape Architects DO?

by Regan Harrold What exactly do landscape architects do? I cannot begin to remember how many times I have been asked this question over the course of my career. Unlike architects and engineers, landscape architects must actually define our profession every time we meet someone at a cocktail party or even at a profesRegan Harrold sional function. The cocktail party conversation invariably ends up with someone asking “What color azaleas look best next to a walkway?” or “Why can’t I get my roses to look like the photos?” And of course, the classic “What should I do about that crabgrass?” Although the profession of landscape architecture does include the design of plantings, it is more broadly recognized by practitioners as “the analysis, planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment. Landscape architects enhance the quality of our lives by adding beauty—but they’re also problem solvers who analyze the environmental impact of proposed development, plan for pedestrian and automobile traffic, and determine the best use of each site”.1 At professional functions and conferences, landscape architects have to gauge our audience. Architects and urban designers often feel that they are the true landscape architects in the tradition of Frederic Law

Olmstead or Le Nôtre. Civil engineers often think that landscape architects criticize their profession by complaining about the look of “engineered” landforms such as rectilinear, utilitarian stormwater basins. And environmentalists fear that landscape architects will want to plant invasive or exotic species such as the dreaded burning bush. Wickipedia has done a pretty good job of defining Landscape Architecture: “Landscape architecture is a multidisciplinary field, incorporating aspects of: botany, horticulture, the fine arts, architecture, industrial design, geology and the earth sciences, environmental psychology, geography, and ecology. The activities of a landscape architect can range from the creation of public parks and parkways to site planning for campuses and corporate office parks, from the design of residential estates to the design of civil infrastructure and the management of large wilderness areas or reclamation of degraded landscapes such as mines or landfills. Landscape architects work on all types of structures and external space - large or small, urban, suburban and rural, and with ‘hard’ (built) and ‘soft’ (planted) materials, while integrating ecological sustainability.” Perhaps this should be printed on our business cards to save us the trouble of memorization? At Beals and Thomas, Inc., a multidisciplinary design firm most commonly recognized as a “civil engineering” firm, we are often thought of as “landscape engineers,” a somewhat more fitting title. We work as project managers, coordinating an in-house team of professionals,

Photo of a representative “landscape architectural” project. including engineers, surveyors, wetland scientists, and CADD specialists. For a typical project, we analyze and plan site layout and grading, review zoning and permitting requirements, design parking lots and site circulation patterns, develop details and specifications for site improvements and ensure safety compliance such as handicap access and sight distance. Finally, if we are lucky and have a savvy client, we are able to prepare a fabulous planting plan. We may even be asked to select and tag the plants at the nursery! Working alongside various professions and trades, we have become well versed in terms and technologies such as Stormceptor, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, “horizontal control,” and the endless barrage of permitting abbreviations (MEPA, NOI, RDA, ANRAD, DEP, ACOE, to name a few). Those of us who have been in the profession for a while have performed most, if

not all, of the aforementioned tasks over our careers. And the learning curve doesn’t stop there. Landscape architects are at the forefront of the development and implementation of new technologies that will make the places we create more sustainable. We are far from being landscapers and far from being architects. Despite our apparent identity crisis, don’t forget about us if you need help with your yard, but please remember ALL that we can do when you are looking for a multi-disciplinary project manager and designer! 1 American Society of Landscape Architects - Career Discovery Brochure – www.asla.org Regan Harrold, RLA, LEED AP is a registered landscape architect and LEED Accredited Professional at Beals and Thomas, Inc.

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WLI Receives Award for AMCAT Field

Paxton, MA - Warner Larson, Inc. (WLI) received the 2010 American Sports Builders Association award for Design Excellence in the Single Field category for AMCAT Field, Anna Maria College’s new multi-purpose synthetic turf field. The facility, with bleachers, press box, and sports lighting, was completed for the fall 2009 kick-off game of the college’s new Division III football program. AMC’s rural campus is set in the southernmost geographic point of the foothills of the White Mountains. The site for the facility was an existing open grassy field located at the tree-lined main entrance drive into the campus bounded by rolling hills, woods, and farmland. The biggest design challenge was to fit the expanded field, bleachers, press box, and lighting into this beautiful setting as though it had always been there. The multipurpose field required a large footprint, approx. 230’ x 380’, 87,400sf, for NCAA sports. The design team undertook a detailed study of both horizontal and vertical controls in order to fit the new field into the landscape without encroaching on the aesthetic that makes this highly visible area of the campus special. The mature shade trees that define the main drive were identified as a priority to protect and preserve. The field had to be sited to give these trees plenty of space for the root system to continue to thrive. Therefore, the only way to meet the ex-

AMCAT Field, Anna Maria College’s new multi-purpose synthetic turf field. pansion needs was to cut into the existing hillside. The land was excavated back to a natural slope for bleachers to rest on, and a tiered retaining wall with evergreen plantings held grade back at the southeast corner. Mature trees that are taller than the new sports lighting were preserved along the top of the slope behind the bleachers enabling the new infrastructure to truly blend into the surroundings. Drainage on the site was accommodated with multiple low impact methods.

Nitsch Engineering provided the storm water calculations and methods to retain most of the stormwater under the field within the voids of the granular stone that also served as the stable base for the synthetic turf. The use of low impact details such as vegetative swales, stone trench drains, and perforated pipe, maximized the water quality of storm water runoff. Light-Structure Green sportslighting by Musco, known for its proven energy efficiency and full cut-off design, was used to


minimize impact to the surrounding area. The lights were located in line with the row of trees to minimize the visual impact of the 80-foot poles. The Daktronics scoreboard and end zone timers included solar panels and remote operation for energy efficiency and low infrastructure cost. The Dant Clayton 1,200-seat bleacher system and press box was located on the excavated embankment opposite the entry drive to minimize the visual effect of this structure. RAD Sports was the contractor for the project and delivered exceptional construction quality, completing the project on time and on budget. WLI worked closely with RAD Sports and the college in a successful collaboration. Opening in time for the 2009 season, Anna Maria College’s football program is now well under way in building a successful NCAA Division III program. Marc Klaiman, head football coach for the Anna Maria College Amcats was certainly excited about the new facility: “Warner Larson is terrific!!! Our multipurpose facility is a great setting for Division III athletics. This facility will help in our recruiting efforts!” Warner Larson is an award-winning landscape architecture firm integrating comprehensive site design, engineering, and permitting services for academic institutions, athletic facilities, parks & playgrounds, commercial developments and residential projects throughout New England.


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Parks and Recreational Projects Funded

Boston - In a time of tight public budgets, the Gateway City Parks Program provides a welcome opportunity for 22 cities in Massachusetts to receive state grants to further park and recreational projects. Approximately $5 million in funding from the Environmental Bond Bill is allocated annually to park projects in these Gateway Cities for land acquisition, environmental clean-up, planning, design, and construction. With this program, the Patrick Administration is partnering with cities to restore or create clean, safe places for children and families to enjoy close to home. The program is open to communities with a population greater than 35,000 and with median annual household incomes, per capita incomes, and educational attainment levels below the state average. Since 2009, Brown, Richardson & Rowe, Landscape Architects and Planners (BRR) has been helping the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to identify projects in these cities by meeting with city leaders and visiting properties if interest. EEA has funded millions of dollars worth of projects and will continue to fund a wide range of projects. Here are some examples. • The City of Fitchburg received $375,000 to acquire a 5.5 acre parcel along the Nashua River in its downtown and an additional $1.1 million for the design and construction of a riverfront park on this parcel. Brown, Richardson & Rowe, with

received $151,000 to produce design and construction documents for the renovation of 100-year-old Swasey Park. This 14-acre park was originally built for the millworkers. The city plans to celebrate the park’s birthday with a series of phased improvements. BRR and FST designed an accessible water spray park, an accessible perimeter path and spur paths leading to neighborhood entrances, new back stops, team benches, small bleachers, new skinned infields at each baseball field, and sledding hill. • The City of Lynn has received $40,000 for a master plan and cost estimate for the rehabilitation of the historic 8-acre Lynn Commons. Since 1630, Lynn has had a common. In the nineteenth century, when Lynn was the shoe capital of the world, the shapes of the two sections of the Lynn Commons were refined to look like a shoe. In the middle of the sole, there is a handsome late Victorian bandstand. Brown, Richardson & Rowe and McGinley Kalsow & Associates prepared a master plan that illustrates ways to respect the historic character of this traditional New England common in all restoration and rehabilitation projects, improve park safety, improve the durability of all park furnishings, and improve accessibility throughout the park. • In 2009, the mayor, the economic development director, and the Taunton

New water spray facility, Swasey Park, Haverhill. subconsultant Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, designed a riverwalk, community gardens, and an amphitheater, saw the project through the permitting process and put the project out to bid. Construction of the park began in April 2011. • The City of Haverhill

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The Rejuvenation of the Bedford Mall

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Children will learn about the birds and fish that live in the Mill River from drawings etched in granite panels in this new park in Taunton. River Watershed Alliance met with EEA and Brown, Richardson & Rowe to discuss an opportunity for a new park in the City of Taunton. The site is in the municipal parking lot behind City Hall in downtown Taunton and abuts the Mill River, a tributary of the Taunton River, designated as a “Wild and Scenic River.” BRR, FST, and the Horsley Witten Group have designed a riverwalk, interpretive signage, and seating area and improved management of storm water runoff with bioretention and permeable paving. This project will improve water quality in the river and establish the first section of the Mill River river walk. EEA has awarded Taunton $1.1 million for design and construction. Construction of the new downtown park and walkway along the Mill River will begin in May 2011. Other cities that have received assistance from the Gateway Cities Parks Program include Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Westfield, and Worcester.

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Bedford Mall - overall perspective Bedford, NH - The landmark Bedford Mall has begun major reconstruction that will be substantially complete by late 2011. The mall in Bedford has continually served the greater Bedford and Manchester communities since it opened in 1963. In recent years, the mall had struggled with increased vacancy as many retailers relocated to newer shopping centers and malls. Emmes Asset Management Company LLC bought the ailing property in 2007 with redevelopment in mind. Over the coming year, the property will be rebuilt into a modern shopping destination anchored by new anchor tenant, Kohl’s, and existing anchor tenants Bob’s, Marshalls, and Staples. Covering approximately 21 acres, the property presently includes a 300,000sf enclosed mall and an Outback Steakhouse. Current tenants will stay at the property and remain open during construction. Kohl’s and many yet-to-be determined inline and anchor tenants will take the place of wellknown past tenants. Upon completion of the redevelopment, there will be spaces available that range in size from 1,200sf to 25,000sf. Construction began in November 2010 on both a new building for Staples and a major renovation of the existing structure for Marshalls. The project also includes two new buildings along South River Road (Route 3). In the northwest corner, between Outback and Staples, an 8,400sf retail building is under construction and will be occupied by either a single tenant or several smaller tenants. In addition to the architecture, a major source of concern was stormwater management. The existing site is almost entire-

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ly comprised of pavement and buildings, with no modern stormwater treatment because of the property’s age. In order to obtain a state stormwater permit, civil engineers at TFMoran Inc. worked closely with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to develop a combination of bio-retention swales, tree filters, and mechanical treatment measures to treat nearly all of the stormwater runoff from the site at a reasonable cost. This system will benefit and There will be 65 tree box filters when the renovations are help preserve the health of complete. the local watershed. “Almost all the ters, including cherry, birch, sycamore, and landscaping within the parking areas serve maple—all of which were chosen for their the dual purpose of stormwater manhardiness and ability to survive in a harsh agement and beautification,” says Anne environment. Cruess, ASLA, the landscape architect from Likewise, the bioretention swales TFMoran. “The plantings were chosen to within the parking lot will function in the tolerate both innundation and drought consame manner as the tree box filters, but the ditions—a challenge that most landscape swales are unstructured and will contain plants are not up to.” mostly shrubs. Breaks in the pavement will The “tree box filter” is a mini biochannel runoff and collect in the swales retention system that combines the drainwhere it will percolate through a speage storage of a catch basin with vegetated cial soil mixture and be absorbed into the filtration for water quality treatment. Esground water. Traditional landscape design sentially, runoff from the parking lot will elements, such as color, shape, texture, and be collected in the tree box filters, detained, scale, will have an added dimension. Says filtered, and recharged back to the groundCruess, “We will now be designing for water. There will be 65 tree box filters water quality as well as aesthetics.” when the renovations are complete. Several species of trees were used for the fil-

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LWDA Architects for Jack Satter House

Revere, MA - Levi + Wong Design Associates (LWDA) of Concord is serving as landscape architects and architects for the Jack Satter House Sanitary & Storm Piping Replacement & Site Improvements Project in Revere. The Jack Satter house, built in 1978, is a nine-story 259,600sf oceanfront specialized housing complex that contains 266 apartments. The 1.49-acre senior residential community fronts on Revere Beach Boulevard. Owned and operated by Hebrew SeniorLife, the facility provides its residents with a “lively social calendar filled with educational seminars, recreRenderings courtesy of Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc. ational programs, cultural events, and holiPark view along Revere Beach Boulevard day celebrations.” Levi + Wong Deto remove and replace interior below first sign Associates is leadfloor slab sanitary and storm piping. ing a collaborative team The design team is also providing of consultants to address new site civil infrastructure that includes the damaging physical renew deep drain and manhole structures, sults of 35 years being in storm interceptor, grease trap and sanitary corrosive salt, sand, wind, manhole, and sanitary and storm tie-ins for and water environment all the replaced interior sanitary and storm that has deteriorated the piping. building’s below-grade The intensive site infrastructure ofsanitary and storm piping The below grade infrastructure will include a new vestibule fered an opportunity to re-grade the site to and portico canopy. infrastructure. The pipmeet accessibility and storm water maning replacement initiated structural engineers, Epsilon Associates agement requirements. Other site improvean extensive ground floor renovation for wetland and wetland resource delineation, ments include a new pocket park along Rethe facility. Ransom Environmental geotechnical engi- vere Beach Boulevard and a new entrance For the highly complex underground neer, and Consigli Construction Company portico and vestibule. work, with their consulting team, SED AsThe project is slated to start construcconstruction managers, the LWDA team sociates MEP/FP engineers; Nitsch Engiprovided Jack Satter House with a program tion in the fall of 2011. neering civil engineers, Daigle Engineers

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Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc. was instrumental in the design and construction of an innovative solution to isolate the new Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care (YCCC) from large ground vibrations generated by an adjacent power plant. The new facility is located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area. Although tolerance levels for vibrations are quite low, the new facility is located within one foot of a power plant that generates particularly large ground vibrations. To isolate the new building from these ground vibrations and support the deep excavation required for the underground structure, GEI used concrete walls cast inside slurry-filled trenches and supported by permanent rock anchors to create an innovative foundation that allows the building to stand freely within a protective perimeter wall. “In addition to the innovative nature of the overall foundation design, there were many technical challenges during design and construction that required innovative solutions on a smaller scale,” said David Shields, senior technical consultant for GEI Consultants. “We are pleased with the results of our work on this project and appreciate the opportunity to support Dana-Farber on another milestone project in the city.”

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Boston - Mass Bay Electrical of East Boston is in late phase construction of the $5.2 million electrical renovation and expansion project at Logan International Airport’s Terminal C, which is comprised of all gates for Jet Blue and United Airlines. The project’s primary electrical contractor, Mass Bay has assigned Maureen Electrical, Inc. of Methuen to serve as the DBE subcontractor to Mass Bay on the project. Mass Bay’s project scope entails providing numerous electrical upgrades and energy efficient enhancements to the fourdecade old facility, including the installation of new LED lighting systems featuring integrated controls for daylight harvesting and occupancy dimming. The project also includes a new fire alarm system, paging system, security system, and emergency power distribution system for Terminal C. In addition, the NECA contractor is providing electrical installations for the new TSA security checkpoint in the terminal, as well as for the

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facility in the fall of 2012, and will seek a minimum LEED Silver certification for Commercial Interiors from the US Green Building Council. Colburn & Guyette, who recently partnered with PCA on the award-winning International Village Dining Center at Northeastern University, will serve as the project’s foodservice consultant. BVH Integrated Services will provide civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services.

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Standing in front of RIC’s recreation center for a groundbreaking ceremony are from left: Don Tencher, director of athletics; Gary Penfield, vice president student affairs; Jeanne Haser, chairperson for athletics, intramural, recreation committee; Antonio Mancini, project executive with KBE; David Finney, president of Design Partnership; Jim Salmo, vice president of college advancement; William Gearhart, vice president of administration and finance; and Nancy Carriuolo, president of RIC. Providence, RI - Representatives from Rhode Island College (RIC), KBE Building Corporation and Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc. recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony


to celebrate the start of RIC’s recreation center renovations. KBE is general contractor for the project, which is designed by Design Partnership.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Calnan Project for Care.com Under Way

Waltham , MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. of Quincy is currently under way with a project for Care.com located at 1400 Main Street in Waltham. The project is a fast track, 25,000sf renovation for Care.com, the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect share caregiving experiences and get advice.

Project highlights include a new high-end lobby and reception area, welcoming lounge areas, cutting-edge conference rooms, as well as new state-of-the-art offices. The project team also included Boston Properties, landlord; and LVR Corporation, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers.

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Boston Medical Center’s new Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center Boston - RDK Engineers is proud to have been a part of the of the project team for Boston Medical Center’s new Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center. RDK joined forces with Tsoi/Kobus Architects and provided the MEP/FP engineering design services for the new state-of-the-art Shapiro Center, which celebrated its official ribbon cutting ceremony on April 12. Located on Albany Street, the new nine-story, 235,000sf building will con-

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solidate many of Boston Medical Center’s outpatient services and contains exam rooms, clinical labs, MRI suites, office suites, support space, and a café. The project also included a two-story, 20,000sf expansion of the Menino Pavilion to house general stores, patient observation units, and MRI suites. Prior to construction of the new center, the existing facility was demolished and the RDK project team relocated the previous building’s utilities into the basement of the Menino Pavilion. Registered with the Green Guide for Healthcare with a targeted LEEDSilver equivalent rating, the facility includes several energy-efficient and water conserving features, including free-cooling systems, low-flow toilet fixtures, and automated lighting controls that dim lights based on the levels of natural lighting.

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Nashua, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, have been awarded a renovation project by Medical Arts Building East Condominium Associates, in Nashua. The scope-of-work will involve the replacement and removal of interior wall and floor coverings and the installation of

new wall coverings, floor coverings, and ceiling tiles in all common areas of the Kinsley Street facility, which is one of St. Joseph Hospital’s off-site medical offices. The work will be scheduled around operating hours to avoid any disruption of patient visits. Mark Gemmiti of Brookstone Builders will serve as project manager.

May, 2011


High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Spaulding Rehab Hospital Tops Out Walsh Brothers with Partners HealthCare

Charlestown, MA - Boston-based construction management firm Walsh Brothers, Inco. alongside Partners HealthCare, architect Perkins + Will, subcontractors and Spaulding Rehab Hospital staff members, recently celebrated the topping out of their new hospital in Charlestown. Reaching this critical project milestone was cause for great celebration by the project team, marking more than six years of effort since the project was formally announced. Since the project was awarded to Walsh Brothers, the project team has dili-

gently proceeded through the regulatory and approval processes, receiving approvals from the Charlestown Neighborhood Council, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Public Health Council, Department of Environmental Protection, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Ranked 4 among Rehabilitation Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has steadily built a reputation as a premier facility for rehabilitative patient care and related research. In order to meet a growing demand for its services, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a member of Partners HealthCare, is constructing this cutting edge and ecofriendly research and interdisciplinary patient facility on Boston’s waterfront. This 250,000sf hospital will soon feature advanced patient amenities reinforcing the Hospital’s full continuum of rehabilitation treatment and care for its patients and the incorporation of sustainable strategies wherever possible. The Hospital is pursuing a LEED Silver level certification in accordance with USGBC guidelines. If sucPhoto: ©Emily O’Brien cessful, this will be the first newly To commemorate the recent passing of James constructed hospital in New EngWalsh, III, the beam was adorned with a flag readland to achieve silver level LEED. ing “J3” prior to being hoisted to the highest point in the structure.

Medical Center Breaks Ground A. Autiello Architect and GC

Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony are l-r: Dick Shafer, economic development director for city of Taunton; Cathy Minnerly, executive vice president at NAI Hunneman; Dan DaRosa, member of board of directors of Taunton Development Corp. (displaying a rendering of the new medical building); Bill Shamon, CFO of Myles Standish Medical Center, LLC; Lou Ricciardi, president of Taunton Development Corp.; State Senator Marc Pacheco; and John Stephenson, owner/developer of Myles Standish Medical Center, LLC.

Taunton, MA - Myles Standish Medical Center LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 33,420sf class A medical building located on I-495 at the entrance of Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton. “This is the first groundbreaking for a commercial building in Taunton in two years,” said John Stephenson, owner of Myles Standish Medical Center. “We have assembled a great team and have already

pre-leased/sold 25% of the building.” Completion is scheduled for fall. Boston-based NAI Hunneman Commercial is the exclusive agent of the building. Cathy Minnerly, executive vice president at NAI Hunneman, is heading the building’s marketing efforts. Cranston, R.I.-based A. Autiello Construction is the architect and the general contractor.


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ambridge, MA - The 2011 Jury selected 23 winning projects this year in design, landscape analysis and planning, and communications. An award of excellence was given in the communications category to the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, National Park Service for “Good Neighbors: Landscape Design & Community Building.” Images of all the projects were shown at the Annual Celebration Gala on April 28 at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge. The Gala was again in a reception format with plenty of great food and music. Landscape Forms donated a planter for the raffle. BSLA also gave a Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala to Ken Crasco of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. A new feature this year was a Photographers Gallery where landscape photographers showcased their work. In the Design Awards Category, four honor awards were presented: • Subcategory “College and University Design” - Dirtworks Landscape Architecture, PC for Courtyard & Outdoor Learning Environment for


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2011 BSLA Awards Progr the Natural Sciences at Keene State College; and H. Keith Wagner Partnership for Salem State University’s Marsh Hall. • Subcategory “Parks and Recreation Facilities” - Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge for the North End Parks in Boston. • Subcategory “Reclamation and Resource Conservation “ - Klopfer Martin Design Group for The Steel Yard in Providence. Merit awards went to: • Subcategory “College and University Design” - Coplon Associates for the Davis Residential Village, College of the Atlantic in, Bar Harbor, Maine. • Subcategory “Historic Rehabilitation” Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture for Miraval in Montecito, Calif. • Subcategory “Landscape Art” – Ground Inc for Blue Print - Olympic Police Station in Los Angeles. Three awards were received for “Parks and Recreation Facilities” - Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. for Riverside Park in Cambridge, Mass.; Ray Dunetz Landscape Architecture for the South Street Mall in Jamaica Plains; and Weston & Sampson for Grimmons Park in Somerville.

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Bar Harbor, ME - Coplon Associates, a landscape architecture practice serving institutional clients throughout the northeast, was recently awarded a Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for the Kathryn W. Davis Residential Village at College of the Atlantic (CoA) in Bar Harbor. The project was developed to provide on-campus housing for this shorefront college noted for its role in educating leaders in environmental stewardship, sustainability, and responsibility. The design of the project had several overriding objectives: demonstrate environmental stewardship through sustain-

able building practices, create a new center for residential life, encourage more students to live on campus, and improve internal campus connections. The design solution sited three new high-performance buildings along a pedestrian “street” vitally linking the north and south ends of campus. Each building, including an adjacent historic cottage renovated into a student center, features a courtyard that references the international nature of the student body. Strongly committed to sustainable building practices, CoA

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ram and Celebration Gala In “Pre-K through 12 Educational Facilities” David Berarducci Landscape Architecture was awarded for the William E. Carter School, Sensory Garden Outdoor Classroom in Boston and Pressley Associates for The Wheeler School in Providence. Seven Merit awards in “Residential and Garden Design” were awarded: Bruce John Riddell Landscape Architect for Wright Garden Pardisan, Bangor, Maine; Dan K. Gordon Associates, Inc. for Sanderson Lane, Weston, Mass.; Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture for Lowder Brook, Dedham; Reed Hil-

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chose to redevelop an existing residential site with two historic structures for the new student housing. The shorefront site was constrained by bordering wetlands and streams, shoreland setbacks, and existing structures and vegetation. The plan developed by the andscape architect integrated the three new esidential structures and a boiler building containing a central wood pellet boiler and bike storage into this context, achieving a net eduction of approximately 8% in impermeable surfaces, while substantially increasing he programmed use of the site. On-site runoff was broken into small sub-drainages and directed to landscape areas for irrigation and nfiltration. Bordering wetlands and streams were protected and integrated into the landContinued on page 40

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Weston & Sampson Gets BSLA Merit Peabody, MA - Weston & Sampson announced that the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) recently honored its landscape architectural work at Grimmons Park in Somerville with a Merit Award for Design. For this award-winning project, Weston & Sampson provided community outreach, park design, and construction administration services for the refurbishment of an underused neighborhood park. The project designs maximized the number of recreational opportunities within the relatively small site, facilitated multi-generational use, improved park access and internal circulation, honored local history, and employed sustainable design/ construction practices. As the only city-owned park in the Ten Hills neighborhood of Somerville, Grimmons Park had to support a wide range of passive and active recreational programming options. Encouraging a new generation of urban neighborhood parks/playgrounds, Weston & Sampson placed significant emphasis on developing successful program distribution and maximized the utilization of space, including vertical surfaces, for recreation. With the addition of a secondary park entrance through the integration of a staircase, the design team Continued on page 35

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High-Profile: ACEC Awards

ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence 2011 Awards The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/ MA) recently announced the winners of its annual Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The competition recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the “highest degree of merit and ingenuity.” Any engineering or surveying firm is eligible to enter the awards program, whether or not the firm is a member of ACEC. Catagories and awards are as follows:

Grand Conceptor

CDM - Project: Hydropower Tunnel Surge Tank - Client: Springfield Water and Sewer Commission This pioneering project included the replacement of an 80 year old hydropower surge tank with a welded tank fabricated of lean duplex stainless steel; reuse and retrofitting of an existing foundation to meet modern standards; and construction staging more than 100 feet uphill from the tank site.

Gold Awards:

Hatch Mott MacDonald - Project: North Dorchester Bay CSO Storage Tunnel - Client: Mass.Water Resources Authority The North Dorchester Bay CSO Storage Tunnel, which was the largest single project in the Mass. Water Resources Authority’s combined sewer outfall control program, virtually eliminates combined

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est cruise ship. At 310 feet tall, and with 17 passenger decks, it is as long as the Empire State Building is tall. One of its most impressive features is Central Park, the first natural planted environment ever constructed on an ocean going vessel.

Grand Conceptor award winners sewer overflows and storm water discharges to the beaches in South Boston. TMP Consulting Engineers, Inc. - Project: Weston Corporate Center, Clients: Boston Properties, Inc..Haley & Aldrich, Inc. The Weston Corporate Center Deep Water Cooling System demonstrates how engineers can creatively use the natural environment to promote sustainability and save money. TranSystems - Project: Route 2 over Route 2A – Phillipston, Clients: Mass. Department of Transportation, SPS New England, Inc. This groundbreaking “heavy move” project resulted in the replacement of the Route 2 bridge over Route 2A in Phillipston with a new bridge superstructure that featured greater vertical clearance. The new bridge represents a dramatic safety upgrade because of its taller clearance over Route 2A. Waterfield Design Group, Inc. - Project: Oasis of the Seas – Central Park Client: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Oasis of the Seas is the world’s larg-

Silver Awards:

Arup - Project: Fall River Justice Center, Clients: Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Division of Capital Asset Management, Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc., Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Administrative Office of the Trial Court - Court Capital Projects Design Consultants, Inc. - Project: Somerville Avenue Reconstruction, Client: City of Somerville Environmental Partners Group, Inc. Project: New Great Pond Water Treatment Plant, Weymouth, Client: Town of Weymouth Fay, Spofford, & Thorndike - Project: Bronx Parking Facilities at Yankee Stadium, Client: Bronx Parking Development Company, LLC. Kleinfelder/S E A - Project: Orchard Street Transmission Repair Project Client: Springfield Water and Sewer Commission. Maguire Group Inc. - Project: The Oak Bluffs Ferry Terminal Expansion Project, Client: The Steamship Authority Parsons Brinckerhoff - Project: Dallas Cowboys Stadium Traffic Management

Plan, Client: Dallas Cowboys Ownership. Simon Design Engineering, LLC - Project: Yawkey Center for Cancer Care - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Client: DanaFarber Cancer Institute. Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. - Project: Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Great Dome, Client: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Stantec - Project: New Bridge on the Charles Intergenerational Community Client: Hebrew SeniorLife Stantec - Project: Logan International Airport Runway Status Lighting System, Client: Capitol Programs, Mass. Port Authority. Stantec - Project: East Bridgewater - Water Supply Improvement Project Client: Town of East Bridgewater - Department of Public Works Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates - Project: University of Massachusetts Medical School Data Center, Client: University of Massachusetts Medical School Tetra Tech - Project: East End Housing Project, International Zone, Iraq, Client: The Army Corps of Engineers Tighe & Bond, Inc. - Project: Windsor Reservoir Dam Reconstruction Client: Dalton Fire District Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. - Project: Blue Hills Covered Storage Facility Design-Build Project, Client: Mass. Water Resources Authority

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High-Profile Feature: UMass Amherst Police Station

UMASS Police Station Goes for Gold

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Amherst, MA - At the University of Massachusetts, the new police station was built with more than just public safety in mind. With geothermal heating and cooling among many eco-friendly features, the facility is also a leading example of green construction on campus. Now this green project is on track to win gold - LEED Gold. Achieving this ranking requires not only a strong commitment by the project owner and the architect, but also by the general contractor, said Kristen Yee Loong, a LEED consultant with Toronto-based Enermodal Engineering Ltd., who oversaw the station’s construction. The importance of material selection and construction practices to achieving a LEED ranking makes it critical to have a general contractor who is committed to sustainable building practices. With the UMass Police Station, CTA Construction Co. Inc. brought both a commitment to meeting LEED standards and experience in sustainable building practices. In both materials selection and work-site best practices, the Waltham, MA-based general contractor worked closely with Enermodal and architect, Caolo & Bieniek Associates.

The front of the completed UMass Police Station

A source-separated dumpster contributed to the project meeting the LEED Gold target of 75% recycled waste.

Davida Flynn, CTA’s project manager for the UMass project, worked closely with subcontractors to purchase and document sustainable building materials, both those made with recycled content and those made in the region. CTA kept meticulous records to establish a chain of custody for the building materials to ensure the sustainable products purchased where the ones used in the facility. As a result, the project met requirements for 20% recycled building materials and 20% regional materials – extracted and manufactured within 500 miles of the job site. “It wasn’t easy, but we did it,” Flynn said. In addition, the project recycled more than 75% of the waste generated, exceeding the LEED threshold for waste diversion. In those instances where the architect’s product specifications could not be met according to LEED targets – for example, with one type of ceiling tile – CTA worked with the LEED consultant to suggest alternatives. “The architect wanted it to look nice and to be sustainable, so we came up with an alternative that allowed us to keep the overall recycled content up,” Yee Loong said.

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May, 2011


High-Profile: PCINE News

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Building

Worcester, MA - Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed into one of the country’s most renowned engineering schools. Its student population is not only academically exceptional, but WPI also recognizes that a healthy mind is supported by a healthy body. Currently, pursuing WPI’s vision of a “healthy mind, healthy body” is achieved at the Alumni Gym, which was constructed in 1916 when there were only 539 male students. WPI now boasts more than 4,000 students, 25% of whom are women. With this increase in student body, the new 145,000sf recreation facility is eagerly awaited. This new recreational facility will be home to a new four-court 29,000sf gymnasium. The facility will also be used for special events such as career fairs, admissions open houses, and alumni events. The facility will include separate areas for physical education, a competition-length swimming and diving pool with seating for 250 spectators, rowing tanks, a threelane elevated jogging track, multi-purpose meeting rooms, locker rooms, a training and rehabilitation room with hydrotherapy tanks, and offices for coaches and staff members. This facility will not only serve the community for decades to come, but it will also further enhance WPI’s outstanding academic reputation as a facility that is truly world-class. WPI is a leader in utilizing sustainable design in its facilities, and being an engineering school, it is only natural that they go for the “green.” This building will

be the third LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building on campus. Choosing precast concrete as a primary building material enabled the project team to achieve LEED points, as precast concrete has a “high recycled content and it is usually locally harvested and placed,” according to Bill Kearney, project executive with Gilbane Building Company, the project’s construction manager. Precast concrete recycles fly ash, which is a fine, glass-like powder caused by coal-fired electric power generation gases. Adding fly ash to the cement mix actually strengthens the concrete and eliminates the need to bring the fly ash to a landfill. “Speed of construction, lower cost, and resistance to moisture and corrosion” make precast concrete an obvious choice for the natatorium and the structural mem-

bers supporting the gym, explains Kearney. Kearney also adds that “given the current market conditions, lead times for precast concrete were reduced,” allowing the facility to be operational sooner. Unistress Corporation, located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is the project’s local precast concrete producer. Unistress manufactured the special long span precast concrete arches as well as the double teebeams which form the roof of the pool and serve as the floor of a basketball court/multi-purpose gym located directly above the pool. The precast concrete arches span 110 feet, creating a dramatic, graceful openness to the pool area. This design was based on an arch much like a traditional, arched stone bridge with a keystone instead of a more typical moment frame design. Unistress and the design team encountered a unique challenge of mitigating the vibration caused by the gymnasium floor located directly above the pool. Unistress worked closely with the design team and utilized the stiffness provided by the precast concrete to dampen the vibration effects from the gymnasium. The stiffness of the precast concrete system enabled the arches to span 110 feet. In addition, an interesting aesthetic detail was the incorporation of a large, 5’6” circular

opening for the HVAC ductwork system located near the end of the arch. This opening created additional challenges, as it was located where much of the reinforcing steel would typically be located. Unistress also provided the precast concrete stadia for seating in the pool area. The completed facility will have 50 solar thermal panels on the roof to heat the pool water. The facility also contains 50,000-gallon underground storage tanks for rainwater collection from the roof, which will be used by the cooling system to reduce the building’s water consumption by up to 800,000 gallons a year. Even the energy produced by using the exercise equipment will generate electricity and reduce the facility’s electrical consumption. Now that the building construction has begun, the excitement on campus is growing for the project and the opening of the new recreational facility is eagerly anticipated. Precast concrete erection was completed ahead of schedule and the remaining construction can be watched live via web cams on the school’s website at http://www.wpi.edu/campuslife/sportsandreccam.html.0 This dramatic new facility is scheduled to be completed during the summer of 2012 and promises to inspire the academic community as well as the green building community. This project will surely challenge future generations of WPI engineers to push the limits of precast concrete and will be a statement of durability, style, and grace for decades to come.

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The new precast concrete natatorium was designed to be directly below a basketball court and multi-purpose gymnasium floor. Since the roof of the natatorium with its long, open area would be the floor of the gymnasium, vibration from the gymnasium activities had to be addressed. The precaster, Unistress Corp. manufactured long-span seismic bent precast pieces (total span of 110') to control vibration. These long and graceful spans were now strong enough to serve this dual purpose. Large, 5'6" holes were added in each corner to accommodate the HVAC duct system. “Speed of construction, lower cost, its resistance to moisture and corrosion” makes precast concrete the ideal solution for a natatorium and the structural members of the gymnasium, according to Bill Kearney, project executive of Gilbane Building Company. Construction has begun on the 145,000 sq. ft. recreation facility including the much anticipated four-court 29,000 sq. ft. gymnasium, competition-length swimming pool and much more. See for yourself how precasters can help your bottom line by: • Suggesting value-engineering ideas • Assisting your design team in the completion of drawings • Developing firm pricing and schedules early in the design process • Providing an accelerated construction schedule and occupancy timeline • Providing design solutions that satisfy structural and aesthetic requirements

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High-Profile Feature: Lebanon Middle School

Trumbull-Nelson School Project Under Way


ebanon, NH - When the doors to the new Lebanon Middle School open in spring of 2012, Trumbull-Nelson employees will proudly be able to say that they helped build their community school. Project manager Jim Odorisio notes that a large percentage of Trumbull-Nelson employees live in the area and have children who will attend the school. “The opportunity to build our community school was a big factor for us in undertaking this project,” he said. Presently, the $24.9 million project is well under way and on schedule; steel erection started in mid February. The project broke ground in early October with a planned spring of 2012 completion. The 105,000sf, three-story school, designed for grades five through eight, will be located on an expansive site on Dartmouth College Highway with room for three athletic fields: a football field, a field hockey/lacrosse multipurpose field, and a softball field. Additional features include a fullservice cafeteria and kitchen and a gymnasium. The school is designed to accommodate 600 students. Although soil conditions create a challenge from a construction standpoint, Odorisio notes that it is “a beautiful site with sloping hillside and incredible views to the north.”

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Rendering of the new Lebanon Middle School The school is a New England Collaborative for High Performance Schools or NECHPS project. Similar to the US Green Building Council’s LEED projects, CHPS schools create high-performance, energy efficient, well-lit and healthy environments for students. As such, the Lebanon Middle School encompasses several unique features including a 3,000sf “green roof”

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located on the south side of the building that will serve as an outdoor classroom complete with planting area, benches, seats, and railings for science classes. The school will also rely on a biomass heating plant consisting of a 300,000 BTU boiler and a 500,000 BTU boiler. The building will have solar hot water and a rainwater reclamation system that will channel rainwater from the roof to

an underground storage tank where it will then be used as gray water for the building’s toilets and urinals. The spring 2012 opening will allow the biomass facility and air-handling units to be tested during the 2011/2012 heating season. The building design makes use of natural lighting from several sources, says Odorisio, including an array of skylights Continued on next page

Project Team for Lebanon NH Middle School

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High-Profile Feature: Lebanon Middle School Continued from previous page over the cafeteria, gymnasium, media center, and several corridors and classrooms. In warm weather, aluminum sunshades on the southern-elevation windows will work like Venetian blinds to block the heat of the sun from shining in the windows once it has reached a certain elevation. In this way, the building will receive the morning heat, but not the intense heat of later in the day. Interior light shelves mounted across the face of the windows at certain elevations will also reflect sunlight onto the ceilings of the classroom and redistribute it. Light sensors in all the classrooms will dim the lighting when there is sunshine. The exterior of the school will be a combination of brick, cast stone, and metalpanel siding with high-performance Marvin windows. It will feature a membrane roofing system, typical of commercial buildings.

Above and left: work in progress Ingrid Nichols of Banwell Architects, architect on the project, says careful attention was made to create a school that was in keeping with the community of Lebanon. “We wanted this to be a Lebanon school,” she says. To ensure this, the building committee created a storyboard of photos of all the major public buildings

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High-Profile Feature: Grappone Toyota

Going Green in the Automotive Industry

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ow, NH - Two of New Hampshire’s best known family owned and operated businesses are partnering with Margaretten Architectural to create the first green automotive dealership in New England. Raymond-based Jewett Automotive Design & Construction is working with the Grappone Automotive Group on a complete renovation of its 77,000sf Toyota dealership and service facility in Bow. Once completed, the new building, designed by Jeff Margaretten of Margaretten Architectural, is expected to receive LEED certification, becoming the first such

customer parking. The facility will also feature a new drive-through service check-in, twostory showroom, new corporate offices, and a state-of-the-art training facility. The project will be done in phases, and the dealership will remain open throughout construction. Progress updates will be posted on both Jewett’s and

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Grappone Automotive’s Facebook pages throughout. “As a member of the fourth generation, I couldn’t be more thrilled about this project,” Greg Grappone said. “Upgrading our facilities will give our customers an unparalleled sales and service experience.” The Jewett team is no stranger to Green Building Council standards, having recently completed several LEED certified projects. “The incorporation of green building strategies into the Grappone project provides not only energy savings and a low impact to the environment, but a very comfortable and productive environment for the people who work there,” says Rob Secinaro, Jewett’s LEED-certified project manager. “It’s a win-win; our client gets an energy efficient building and the employ-

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ees get a great building to work in. This is one of the most gratifying aspects of the project for me.” Amanda Grappone Osmer agrees. “Our customers will have access to an indoor service facility, expanded showroom space and better parking. Our staff will have brighter, cleaner and better-organized workspaces. And the community will have the ability to tour a LEED-certified building and make use of our new conference space.” Once complete, the new facility is expected to reduce water usage by 20% and increase energy efficiency by 20%. The Grappone-Margaretten-Jewett team will incorporate such green energy saving technologies as a geothermal heating and cooling system, larger windows for harvesting daylight and enhancing views

of the Merrimack River, increased insulation, energy-saving lighting and plumbing fixtures, and the use of components made of recycled materials. Upwards of 90% of construction debris will be recycled or reused in the new facility. “We hope our commitment to LEED certification will inspire other businesses to build in as environmentally friendly a way as possible,” Greg Grappone said. Jewett Automotive Design & Construction President Craig Jewett concurs. “We’re proud to partner with the Grappone Automotive Group and Margaretten Architectural on this ground-breaking facility— one that integrates good corporate planning with environmental and social responsibility. It’s a very fitting way to celebrate our 40th dealership project.”

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May, 2011


High-Profile: Multi-Residential Facilities Development News

Maxwell’s Green To Break Ground Davis Square Partners Development Team

Somerville, MA - Davis Square Partners, the development team for Maxwell’s Green, announced that it is poised to break ground on the $52.5 million residential project. Located less than a mile from Davis Square in Somerville, Maxwell’s Green will bring several key benefits to the community - including a unique and vibrant living experience, new jobs, and additional green space. Formerly known as the MaxPac project, the 5.5 acre transit-oriented Maxwell’s Green development will feature 199 LEED certified and certifiable units, including 25 units of affordable housing, along with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units and 15 town homes. In addition it will include a yoga studio, weight room, chef’s kitchen, club room, unique wireless work space, theater room, additional green space and a new addition to the Somerville Community Path. Maxwell’s Green is located on a former brownfield site that once housed

Rendering of Maxwell’s Green manufacturing buildings including the International Paper Company. Design, marketing, engineering, and other preliminary work on the project has already begun with help from more than a dozen local Somerville residents as well as union labor from Local 4 of the Operating Engineers Union. “This project took many years to come together and it is the result of extensive community involvement. When they break ground for Maxwell’s Green it will officially start an era of transit-oriented development in Somerville,” said Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone.

TAT Completes Baker Factory

Dorchester, MA The completion of The Watermill finalizes 25 years of planning and development of the historic Baker Chocolate Factory complex by The Architectural Team (TAT), transforming the defunct factory into an economic engine that has revitalized Dorchester Lower Mills. In 1985, the firm began translating the visions of several leading Boston developers dedicated to both preserving history and providing quality, mixedincome multifamily housing. Phase 1 involved the historic conversion of three mill buildings into 143 units originally developed by the late Bob Keuhn

Portwalk Residences Takes Shape Pro Con Architect and CM

Portsmouth, NH – The first floor steel framing is in place, and the second floor concrete deck is complete for The Residences at Portwalk, a $6.8 million mixed-use apartment building in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic district. Cathartes Private Investments of Boston is the developer and Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for the sustainable The first floor steel framing is in place and the second floor design build project. The five-story, concrete deck is complete for The Residences at Portwalk. 52,000sf luxury apartlocated to both I-95 and Route 1, and is less ment building is located in Portwalk, a dythan an hour from Boston and Portland. namic mixed use development that is situCathartes Private Investments and Pro ated between the Deer Street retail district Con Inc have incorporated sustainable deand Portsmouth’s famous Market Square sign into each phase of the construction prowith upscale boutiques, salons, restaurants, cess, as well as the operation of the building. hotels and downtown businesses. The environmentally beneficial strategies The Residences at Portwalk will ofinclude using regional and recycled matefer natural light-filled open floor plans with rials in construction, using low volatile orvarious one- and two-bedroom design conganic compounds for the adhesives, paints, figurations, ranging in size from 720sf to coatings and flooring materials, installing 1,169sf. The 36 upscale apartments will low-e windows with insulated glazing and feature gourmet kitchens with wood cabinplacing high efficiency, energy saving heatetry and granite counters, Energy Star staining units and appliances in each apartment. less steel appliances, living/dining room or Upon completion, this project will apply to great room, and master bedroom suite with become LEED certified. cultured marble vanity counter and shower When fully built out, Portwalk will be surround, walk-in closet, laundry area, and comprised of The Residence Inn by Marriott over-sized windows. Some floor plans inhotel and the Harbor Events and Conference clude a raised ceiling and sliding terrace Center, which were completed in June 2010, doors, offering scenic views of the city of and The Residences at Portwalk, which Portsmouth and the skyline. The Residences is scheduled to be completed in the fall of will have a private entrance with an elevator 2011 and the final phase which will include and a dedicated parking area. office and retail space. The buildings are The 9,400sf of ground level retail connected by Portwalk Place, a two-lane, space will have large windows, high ceilone-way, thoroughfare that is aligned with ings, and creative layouts. Future retail the Vaughan Mall walkway and creates a tenants will have outstanding visibility, in large pedestrian loop connecting Congress a prime downtown location with abundant Street with Deer Street. nearby parking. Portwalk is conveniently

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of Keen Development and later purchased by Beacon Communities; and the conversion of the former administration building into 13 affordable artist lofts also developed by Keuhn. TAT later designed WinnDevelopment’s adaptive reuse projects in the Baker complex, renamed The Lofts at Lower Mills—which include Baker Mill consisting of 58 mixed-income units, the adjacent Carriage House, a small, two unit building, and The Watermill—marking the site’s final dramatic chapter. Situated on the Neponset River, the luxury 17 unit Watermill lofts are spacious, bright, multilevel units spanning the arched windows of the historic factory’s boiler building. The project preserved the historic exterior, and offers 12- to 20- foot-high ceilings with exposed brick and beams in the finished units. Each phase contributed to the transformation of this once abandoned and deteriorating complex into a lively, revitalized community of artists, families, seniors and mixed-income residents, creating a new fashionable lifestyle mixed with a rich New England industrial history.

Ganek Architects Renovates Abbot Mill

Westford, MA - Ganek Architects, Inc. (GAI) has been hired by Yule Development for its development of the historic Abbot Mill complex. The former industrial complex, comprised of a large main building and five separate “out buildings,” is being redesigned and renovated into 130 one and two bedroom apartments. The main building is organized around a three story, skylit atrium that includes a new sculptural steel stair. The project will maintain its original industrial aesthetic by leaving exposed its heavy timber and masonry construction, new mechanical and electrical systems, and custom lighting designs. New windows will replicate the original wood configurations. Collaborative Lighting LLC of Concord is the lighting consultant for the project.Tocci Building Corp. is the General Contractor.

Side view of the existing mill condition Ganek Architects is working with Brady Sullivan / Starr Development on two other historic mill complexes. The Lancaster Mills Complex in Clinton, currently in construction, is being renovated into 132 one and two bedroom apartments. The former Nockege Mill in Fitchburg, currently in design, is to be converted to 127 apartments.


May, 2011


High-Profile: Awards

Burns & McDonnell Top Place to Work

Boston - Shepley Bulfinch has been selected for honors in the Diversity Recognition Program of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its work in fostering a diverse culture in its practice. The firm, one of three to be so recognized, will be honored formally at the 2011 AIA National Convention in New Orleans for its effort, titled “Forging a Diverse Culture.” “This is such a tremendous honor for everyone at Shepley,” said Shepley Bulfinch is recognized for promoting President Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED diversity, inclusivity. AP. “It acknowledges the fulfillment of a vision and a commitment first made dent in its 137-year history in 2004. A large 25 years ago with a deliberate and ambitious percentage of Shepley Bulfinch’s leaders series of policies and practices we’ve devel- today are women or minorities. Headquaroped and implemented together as a firm.” tered in Boston, the firm today has offices in Wedge became the firm’s first presi- Boston and Phoenix.

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Wallingford, CT - The New England office of Burns & McDonnell, a 100% employee-owned firm headquartered in Wallingford, has been named among the Best Places to Work in Connecticut for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes the 25 topranked companies for the year 2011 in Connecticut, and was determined through a national survey conducted by The Best Companies Group that ranks the most progressive companies in the state based on employee satisfaction. Burns & McDonnell was ranked 15th in the small and midsize company category.

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Brett Williams, vice president of Burns & McDonnell’s New England office said, “We are very proud of the work that our New England office does, both in Connecticut and throughout the Northeast, and of the recognition that accompanies this prestigious award.” The company participates regularly in charity events and fundraisers for organizations within the Northeast community and beyond. The rankings were revealed at Hartford Business Journal’s sixth annual Best Places to work event held recently at CoCo Key Resort in Waterbury.

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Waltham, MA - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Building 10 Great Dome restoration project captured the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts Engineering Excellence Silver Award 2011. The dome sits atop an eight-story library and academic building and is the center of MIT’s campus. Water leakage into the eighth-floor library space below the dome has been ongoing for many years. National engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. investigated the source of the leakage and provided repair recommendations and design. The re-

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May, 2011


High-Profile Feature: Beverly School for the Deaf

New CCC/BSD Wing Completed Windover CM, Peterman Architect

Beverly, MA – Windover Construction of Manchester recently completed the construction of a new 28,000sf academic wing for The Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf (CCC/BSD) located in Beverly. Peterman Architects, Inc. of Concord was the project architect and Windover Construction was the construction manager for the project. The new two-story wing connects to an existing classroom building and overlooks the Bass River in Beverly. Features of the new wing include technologically advanced classrooms; physical, occupational, speech, and behavioral therapy rooms; vocational classrooms; a parent-infant wing; art and music rooms; a kitchen and cafeteria; a dining room; a library/media room; and ample administrative space. The facility is also fully ADA accessible and includes soundproofing and carpeting throughout to support the specialized teaching that occurs in

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May, 2011


High-Profile: News

Elevator Maintenance - Keeping ‘Up’ Consigli Wins Build Maine Award

by Stanley Hurwitz Quincy, MA - If you’re the one who feels the heat when your elevator’s reputation is going down, this article is for you. Millions of people ride residential and office building elevators daily. And if the elevator arrives quickly, provides a smooth and quiet ride, and is clean, riders get off on the desired floor and don’t give the experience a second thought. But if there are delays, mysterious mechanical noises, sudden unexpected motion, or signs of neglect or vandalism, it won’t be long before the ride becomes the topic of water cooler or Twitter conversation throughout the building. Word soon reaches the maintenance office, the property manager – perhaps even the building owner, says John Powers, president of Century Elevator, Inc., based in Quincy, which has been servicing elevators throughout New England for decades. Powers says, “Elevators contribute to increased tenant satisfaction and well-kept elevators help to maintain or increase your building’s value.” He offers his top tips related to elevators that can help prevent your buildings from getting a bad reputation. 1) Monthly inspection – A drive by elevator inspection isn’t adequate for such a complicated mechanical device. Make sure you’re getting a hands-on inspection. 2) Modernization – Not only do modern elevators improve tenant satisfaction, but they can lower your energy costs and make your building more green. 3) Make certain your elevators meet or exceed state safety standards. Ask your

elevator company about standards and how you’re doing. 4) As in many fields, communication is key. Provide your elevator service team with regular input to enable continuous improvement and nip service issues in the early stages. 5) Over the years, many buildings have had a variety of installed equipment, renovations, and upgrades using different manufacturers, technologies, etc. Your equipment can be better maintained when your vendor offers cross-brand experience and expertise. Sometimes it’s best to upgrade / modernize the unit all at once – but only if you can deal with the downtime. 6) Performing solid, routine maintenance during regular working hours is a lot more economical than having to pay for overtime / emergency repair calls. 7) To prevent vandalism: Make sure elevators are operating efficiently. A defective relay or a damaged door track can slow performance. Long wait and travel times can produce frustration that leads to vandalism. Make sure lighting is bright and operating. A working phone is critical, and today more property managers are installing security cameras in elevators. Proper preventative maintenance and regular service on your elevators translates into minimal downtime, improved performance – and satisfied tenants who feel up. For more information, contact John Powers at Century Elevator, Inc.: 617-7707690, or john@century-elevator.com. - tanhurw@comcast.net.


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Portland, ME - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. was awarded the 2011 Build Maine Award for the conversion of a former Sears building into a new corporate headquarters for MaineHealth in Portland. Sponsored by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine, the award was presented at an AGC event held at the Augusta Civic Center on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. This outstanding achievement marks the fourth consecutive year that Consigli has been recognized with a first place award, earning the top prize in the Building Division. The renovation of the long-vacant 89,000sf former Sears & Roebuck building into a modern, Class A corporate headquarters, designed by Harriman, ArPhoto by David Lamb Photography chitects + Engineers, called Interior of MaineHealth Central Atrium for the creation of a central atrium, that the building was ern Maine thereby saving travel time and not originally designed to withstand. expenses for its affiliates. The building is In addition to the challenges of a also equipped with a computer-managed, fast-track schedule and fixed budget, this energy-efficient lighting system with occuproject was also located in close proximity pant and daylight sensors. to occupied retail buildings. Consigli forces self-performed many While several elements of the origi- challenging aspects of the work includnal building were preserved and restored, ing: carbon fiber reinforcement, masonry the main focus of Consigli’s renovation in- restoration, concrete repairs, cast-in-place volved gutting the central core of the build- concrete, rain screen siding, lobby wood ing to create the new atrium and allowing paneling, specialties and accessories. In the natural light to flow through the space. In final months of construction, crews worked keeping with the open design of the new 60 to 70-hour weeks to ensure an on-time office space, Consigli built a self-support- delivery of this $9 million project with a ing, cantilevered, cast-in-place stairway to fast track, nine-month schedule. the lower level without enclosing the space Transformation of the circa 1940s surrounding the stairs. structure into a professional environment The daylight filled central atrium for 225 employees served as a catalyst for and the state-of-the-art conference center the revitalization of downtown Portland, are two of the most striking features of the employed teams of local workers in tough building. Sophisticated videoconferencing economic times, and infused the Free Street capabilities allow MaineHealth to connect area with new life and activity. with member hospitals throughout south-

May, 2011


High-Profile: Awards

Edwin Fremder Receives Award Colantonio Receives CMAA Award

Boston - Edwin J. FremAward,” said Monica Lawton, der, Esq. was presented with CEO of the Association. “The the Joseph M. Corwin Lifetime award was created in honor of its Achievement Award at the Asfirst recipient, Joseph Corwin, who sociated Subcontractors of Masis often referred to as the father of sachusetts’ Biennial Dinner Gala construction law in Massachusetts. held Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at Ed has consistently demonstrated the Museum of Fine Arts. his commitment to the philosophy This prestigious award is set by Joe and Sally Corwin, who presented to individuals who firmly believed in fighting for fairhave shown outstanding leader- Edwin Fremder ness for all subcontractors.” ship and dedication to ASM and Fremder holds a law degree the subcontracting industry. Presented only from Case Western Reserve and first ensix times in 16 years, the award was given tered private practice in 1977 and has beto Fremder for his tireless commitment as come one of the most respected construclead counsel to the organization and its tion attorneys in the state. His commitment members for over 15 years. to Corwin & Corwin included his service “It is truly an honor to receive the as counsel to ASM. Joseph M. Corwin Lifetime Achievement

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Holliston, MA Colantonio, Inc. was honored last month by the New England chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) for its work on the D. Justin McCarthy College Center at Framingham State University. The six-year, seven-phase renovation project was selected to receive a Project Achievement Award. As a recipient of the Project AchieveD. Justin McCarthy College Center ment Award, Colantonio bathrooms. The electrical and mechanical is commended for its performance in quality management, cost systems were upgraded and the building’s management, schedule management, com- entire brick façade was replaced. The challenge in completing each plexity, innovation/creativity, customer phase of the McCarthy Center Project was service and customer satisfaction. to keep the building operational and active Colantonio teamed up with CBT while under construction. During construcArchitects of Boston, served as the contion of the new entrance to the building, struction manager for the expansion of this Colantonio built a safe, temporary bridge multi-purpose facility. Originally built for student and faculty access to the dining in 1976, the six-story, 110,000sf buildfacility. This allowed for uninterrupted ing is the social center of the campus. A pedestrian traffic flow and for construction complete renovation was required to to start earlier than anticipated. accommodate the needs of a growing stuThe McCarthy Center Project is dent and faculty population. The firm transone of 13 recipients of the annual Project formed the campus police station, radio Achievement Award. station, kitchen, dining hall, administration offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and

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May, 2011


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Geothermal Systems Get a Higher Education

by: William C. Johnson, Paul F. Ormond, P.E., Kathleen A. Dorsey, P.E., Haley & Aldrich limate commitment and carbon reduction declarations by progressive higher education institutions have driven ground source geothermal space heating and cooling systems into rapid evolution. During our decades as geotechnical and environmental consultants to education clients, we’ve seen the changes firsthand and applaud the rapid progress in utilizing geothermal systems. The first geothermal systems were “designed” by well drillers and heat pump vendors using rules of thumb. As largerscale systems came into demand by clients, vendors applied the “multiplier” approach, using the same single-building models and multiplying them to meet the new peak loads giving little consideration to longterm well field performance, well field balancing, bleeding aquifers, permitting and other important issues. A higher educational facility in the mid-Atlantic applied initial “rules-ofthumb” and estimated their well field at 25 wells per building. A careful engineering analysis utilizing a temperature management system comprised of geothermal heat pumps and conventional system components to provide heating/cooling 90% of the energy and carbon savings could be achieved by installing six wells per building. As the market for larger geothermal


systems arose, mechanical engineers, and geotechnical professionals began to team up to deliver more robust solutions to institutional owners. Their evolved approach took into account variables such as groundwater flow, soil, and bedrock conditions and more robust building modeling. A characteristic of this phase in geothermal’s education was, however, to design systems based on peak loads, relying on the geothermal system for 100% of the heating and/or cooling load. Long-term financial performance projections were unattractive under these scenarios, which effectively shelved what would otherwise have been great applications, if viewed in a slightly different manner. Yale University was planning a new residence quadrangle with a peak cooling requirement of 800 tons. The university aimed to achieve significant carbon footprint reductions on this building complex but space was limited, subsurface conditions were challenging and permitting was difficult. If the geothermal well field was designed to handle peak load, the number of wells could have exceeded 300. Haley & Aldrich applied our “SmartSizing” approach to load modeling to better understand the yearly building thermal load profile. We determined that just 50 wells could achieve a 40% reduction in carbon footprint, thereby meeting Yale’s goals. Stewardship of natural resources influenced Fairfield University to consider its options when planning for a new Je-


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Geothermal illustration suit Housing project while minimizing its carbon footprint. The building’s cooling loads were much larger than the heating loads, which led to an original geothermal well field design of over 45 closed loop wells, which the constrained site would not accommodate. By adding an integrated temperature management system, the well field size was reduced to 10 closed loop wells that met both the university’s budget and its carbon footprint reduction goals. At Haley & Aldrich, our slightly different view of geothermal applications led to our “SmartSizing” engineering design approach. We use “SmartSizing” to optimize geothermal well field size and its contribution to a district geothermal application. Our approach evaluates the complete system design which is comprised of geothermal and conventional system components. In our experience using more advanced integration and districting, well field sizes have been reduced by up to 80% while still maintaining up to 90% of efficiency gains. Using the “SmartSizing” approach, we have been able to manipulate numerous variables in the system design to achieve an optimal solution that we like to call the “geothermal sweet spot.” For Stanford University, initial engineering evaluations arrived at the conclusion that its well field could be as large as

800 wells for a district-level geothermal system. “SmartSizing” modeling showed that the well field size could be reduced to 480 wells, saving approximately $3.2 million, while meeting the project performance goals and metrics. After decades of geothermal design experimentation, we are beginning to see the emergence of sound and effective alternatives to standard industry practices. Advances in well field configurations are occurring simultaneously with advanced central plant configurations that utilize ground source geothermal. These integrated systems have the potential for significant carbon footprint reductions and energy efficiency improvements and should be one of the options colleges and universities evaluate as part of their overall climate action plan goals. Ground source geothermal is truly getting a higher education. The design approaches, integration methodologies, and modeling tools that can be applied are improving in response to marketplace demand for more robust, reliable, and effective solutions. Geothermal solutions are indeed growing up and can offer college and university campuses a significant opportunity to achieve their strategic energy and carbon reduction goals.

Tecta Solar Selects Solectria Renewables

Lawrence, MA - Solectria Renewables, LLC announced that it has been selected by Tecta Solar of Billerica to supply four locations in Massachusetts with SMARTGRID Inverters (SGI Series Inverters). The four rooftop systems will amount to 5.3 megawatts (MW). Tecta Solar will equip each of the installations with Suntech modules, Sunlink racking system, and Solectria Renewables’ SGI Series inverters.

Solectria Renewables will supply 10, SGI 500 (500 kW) and 1, SGI 300 (300 kW), the world’s highest efficiency utility-scale inverter in the PV market. Each PV system is slated to be completed in September of 2011. These installations will produce enough electricity to completely offset each of the building’s electric loads with a combined total of 6,350,000 kWh of electricity annually.

May, 2011


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Green Repairs Rise for Tighe & Bond

Westfield, MA - Since the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) prequalified Tighe & Bond to provide designer services for its Green Repair Program last year, the firm has been awarded multiple school improvement projects that fall under the auspices of this program. Tighe & Bond currently is performing repairs at 12 public schools in Greenfield, Orange, Palmer, and Westfield using a prescribed set of sustainable standards. The main goals of the MSBA’s Green Repair Program are to improve learning environments for children and teachers, reduce energy use, and generate cost savings for districts. The MSBA of-

SDE Awarded for DFCI Project

ficially launched its $300 million Green Repair Program in March 2010 to expedite the energy efficient repair or replacement of roofs, windows, and boilers in public school buildings. Designers for these MSBA funded repairs are required to follow the Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code, which is a set of enhanced building system energyefficiency requirements. Facilities should realize an improvement of approximately 20% greater building energy efficiency The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Yawkey Center for Cancer Care from these repairs. Tighe & DANA-FARBER Bond is CANCER INSTITUTE YAWKEY CENTER FOR CANCER CARE • BOSTON, MA one of several designers that the MSBA Boston - The Dana-Farber Cancer ultimately resulted in the project being prequalified, by way of a competitive proONE MEAN, GREEN FIGHTING MACHINE: The New Fac Institute (DFCI) hasCANCER created a state-ofcompleted two months ahead of schedule posal process, to provide window, roof, the-art cancer-combating arena that is and on budget. Cancer Care and boiler repairs for this program. patient and family focused, and earthThe construction of the underground friendly. The newly opened Yawkey Cen- garage required the excavation and reThe construction of the underground garage required the excavation and removal of 20,00 ter for Cancer Care building is expected to moval of 20,000 tons of soil to a depth of depth of 80 feet beneath Brookline Avenue and 50 feet below the Medical Area To 80 feet beneath Brookline Avenue and 50 materials. Halogenated flame retardant ma- receive a LEED Silver rating. (MATEP). Simon Design Engineering LLC feet below the Medical Area Total Energy terials are very hazardous to the environment after they have been discharged. Developing (SDE ) recently received a Silver Award Plant. Do not be fooled by the good looks, exceptional functionality, and beauty of the interior and A primary goal of this project was an environmentally safe alternate FR will for Engineering Excellence by the AmeriDana-FarbercanCancer (DFCI)Companies has created a state-of-the-art cancer-combating are CouncilInstitute of Engineering to achieve a park-like setting; green roof contribute to a cleaner environment. and family focused, and earth-friendly. The newly opened Yawkey Center for Cancer Care “This EPA grant to local students, and for Structural Engineer of Record for the gardens with plantings have been incoris expected to receive a LEED Silver rating, project the Green Guide11th, for Healthc the other winners across the country, shows superstructure and foundations work is on a pilot porated on theinroofs of the fourth, that EPA is tapping into our country’s student for is a model Greater Boston Breathes Better. More... this project. 12th, and 14th floors and a healing garden brain power to help identify environmental With over 20 years of experience is provided as a place of calm for patients, solutions,” said Curt Spalding, Simon regional Design ad- on the was recently awarded Silver for and Engineering by the Am DFCI campus, includingathe struc-Award families, caregivers. Excellence Indoor air qualiministrator for EPA’s New England office. Engineeringtural Companies fordesign Structural Engineer ty ofmanagement Record forplans thetosuperstructure and isolation of the abutting, mitigate potentialand fou “These students are showing innovation and With over 20 years of experience on the DFCI campus, including the struct this project. award-winning Smith Building, SDE also air quality hazards were also implementcreativity. I hope EPA’s help with their work design of the abutting, award-winning Smith Building, SDE also provided site engineering will help them to do their part to address an provided site engineering master plan- ed and low-emitting adhesives/sealants, Intensive collaboration demonstrated by thepaints/coatings entire design ultimately ning. Intensivewas collaboration was demandteam carpetand systems were resul environmental challenge, and help them to onstrated the entire design and and used on to reduce indoor air contaminants. being completed twobymonths ahead of team schedule budget. build a business.”

Student Team Wins EPA Grant

Boston - Students at UMASS-Lowell working on designing greener routes to halogen-free flame retardant material have received one of only six national EPA grants which are helping student programs to develop technological and scientific solutions that protect the environment and create jobs. The grant was awarded in the seventh annual EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition held at the National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The team of UMASS-Lowell students has set an ambitious goal to develop a new class of non-halogenated flame retardant

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Shawmut Completes BosTix Reno Designed by The Cecil Group

Boston - Shawmut Design and Construction, of Boston, announced the completion of the new BosTix booth that is located in historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and operated by ArtsBoston, a nonprofit organization that strives to make the arts more accessible and more affordable by offering discounted tickets to popular theater shows and attractions. The BosTix booth was designed by Boston architectural firm The Cecil Group, and constructed at Mystic Millwork, a custom fabrication studio in Norwood. The new BosTix booth is a state-ofthe-art facility that includes a number of features not available in the original booth, including three service windows, digital signage to display information, and computers with Internet access. In order to minimize disruption to operations at the existing BosTix booth during construction, Shawmut took the

Shawmut project executive John Tobin, left, poses with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, right, at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new BostTix booth. unusual step of building the new booth at Mystic Millwork. Once the booth was completed, Shawmut dismantled the structure, transported it to the site, and then performed the final assembly. The project took approximately five months to complete, while on-site construction lasted only six weeks.

NESCO Acquires Midstate Electric

Canton, MA – NESCO-Needham Electric Supply announced the acquisition of certain assets of Midstate Electric Supply, a single branch distributor in Berlin, Vt. Midstate will operate as a NESCO-Needham Electric Supply company. Founded by Barry Spencer and

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A variety of classroom types all include the latest audiovisual technology.

Cambridge, MA - Acentech Inc. pro- and auralization examples so that the MIT vided acoustics and audiovisual consulting Sloan School faculty and administrators to the architectural design team of Moore could hear the proposed acoustical results Ruble Yudell and Bruner/Cott Architects during the design phase. The building features a variety of for the new 215,000sf MIT Sloan School classroom types from flat floor to tiered to of Management in Cambridge. MIT Sloan was particularly exact- large teaching-in-the-round rooms, all ining about their needs for speech privacy at cluding the latest audiovisual technology faculty offices, good hearing conditions for for multiple projection presentations and classrooms and case study rooms, and noise conferencing. control in public corridors, especially where such areas were directly adjacent to classrooms. The building features a two-story atrium, several tiered business case study presentation rooms, numerous break-out rooms, double height lounges and interactive gather spaces, dining facilities, and underground parking. The acoustics team also evaluated intrusive noise from nearby traffic-heavy Memorial Drive and the Red Line subway line. Acentech used a comThe building features an atrium, tiered business case bination of acoustical models study presentation rooms, and interactive spaces.

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Jewett Completes Reno

Woburn, MA - Jewett Automotive Design and Construction of Raymond, N.H. recently completed renovations to R C Olsen Cadillac Inc.’s existing dealership located at 201 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, MA. The project included demolition of existing office space and the installation of new drywall, wall coverings, glass fronts and carpet. The dealership remained open for business during the work, which was completed ahead of schedule.

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Mass Bay Completes Cape Cod Canal

Bourne - In a highly specialized operation, Mass Bay Electrical successfully completed the retrofit installation of new optical and static ground wire cable in two Cape Cod Canal towers in late December 2010. Mass Bay’s project scope involved changing the existing static line to a new OPGW static line with a core of fiber optic cable. The project entailed transporting cable across the Canal via heliocopter in the intricate and critical installation process. Nearly two miles of cable was installed in the process. The cable and Canal towers are used for communication between NSTAR’s control room and various NSTAR substations on the Cape and in Southeastern Mass. The new cable line also protects high voltage lines from lightning strikes. The Canal’s

Timberline Completes Stop & Shop

Marstons Mills, MA Timberline Construction Corporation, of Canton, recently completed a 70,000sf open store renovation on the Stop & Shop supermarket in Marstons Mills. The scope of work involved refrigerated case changes, display case changes, new paint, flooring, and décor signage throughout the store. A new floral department as well as a new natural foods department was part of the extended scope of work done at A new floral department was part of the extended this store. scope of work done. On open store renovations great care must be taken to adteams understand that their presence must here to a detailed activity schedule. It is be invisible during store operations and imperative to affect necessary logistics to have absolutely no adverse affect on gross achieve a clean and dust free environment sales. “We understand that the customer’s and insure critical temperature controls and shopping experience is of the utmost imcustomer safety throughout the project. portance to our supermarket clients.” comTimberline Construction’s expe- mented James Thompson, COO at Timberrienced retail and supermarket project line Construction.

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Installation of new cable in the Cape Cod Canal towers north and south towers are located between the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges and the cable brings power to the Cape and Islands.

MPA Selected to Design Bank Branch Colantonio CM

Millis, MA - Margulies Perruzzi Architects of Boston (MPA) has been selected by Middlesex Savings Bank to design a relocated branch in Millis. Middlesex Savings Bank provides a full array of business and consumer products and services to customers in eastern and central Massachusetts. Margulies Perruzzi Architects was selected to collaborate with Middlesex Sav- The new branch is designed to be inviting to customers. ings Bank’s own design team relocation provides the bank with the opto configure and design the new branch to be as inviting to customers portunity to reconceptualize its approach as possible. To that end, MPA and Middle- to customer service and use of technology sex Savings Bank held a number of interac- while maintaining its community-oriented tive and collaborative 3D design sessions and friendly staff. MPA’s design uses a palette of mathat incorporated the bank’s design goals terials that are consistent with Middlesex with MPA’s experience in bank design. Savings Bank’s brand image. Sustainable Showing a strong commitment to materials were also chosen whenever posthe Millis community, Middlesex Savsible. ings Bank chose to relocate its Milliston The information kiosk with several Commons branch to a new location within multimedia devices features an extensive the plaza with easy drive up teller access. use of interactive audiovisual equipment The new location will feature four teller for customer information. stations and three managerial offices in Colantonio Inc. is the construction 2,900sf, a multimedia kiosk for customer manager for the project, which will be training and education, and video displays completed in early summer 2011. in lieu of paper throughout the branch. The

Lancaster, MA - Senate Construction Corp. of Shirley recently completed a 76,000sf facility in Lancaster to serve as the new home for J. C. Madigan, Inc. J.C. Madigan has been supplying New England with truck equipment for over 55 years and will be consolidating


its three facilities to a single location in Lancaster. The Senate design team consisted of Patrick J. Slattery Architect of Lunenburg and The Dempsey Group Structural Engineers of Foxboro.

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GENSLER BOSTON This year, Gensler appointed total of 13 Cutler Names New Exec. VPaANN firm’s international offices. The promotio VOGELMANN PROMOTE GENSLER BOSTON client service, innovation, contribution to http://www.gensler.com/xtr/appointment PLUS OTHER APPOINTM VOGELMANN PRO ments. BOSTON, MA— Theyear Boston office of Gensler announce PLUS “This weOTHER recognize Arlyn’sAPPO strong com

Portland, ME - Wright-Ryan ConWorcester, MA – Cutler from Maine to Key West as we apstruction, one of Maine’s largest construcAssociates recently announced proach our 40th year of construction management firms, recently promoted the promotion of Rick Lentz, tion services,” stated Ed O’Brien, several of its long-standing employees. LEED AP to Executive Vice President of Cutler Associates. Tom Carey was promoted to project President. As part of the execuLentz began his tenure with Contact Arlyn Vogelmann News Release manager from assistant project manager. tive management team, Lentz Cutler Associates in 2003 as the Kristina Kashanek April 25, 2011for overseeCarey started working as a project engineer will be responsible Florida Regional Vice President, with Wright-Ryan when he graduated from ing all corporate strategic initialeading the Tampa (617) 619-5744office to comOrono in 2003. He is currently overseeing tives with a focus on companypleting over $200 million in conkristina_kashanek@gensler.com the construction of the Maine Street Station wide marketing and business struction work in the last eight Carey Moynihan Lentz Inn in Brunswick and is the ongoing projdevelopment. years. In his new role, he will lead andindustry the following individuals Associate: Anastasia ect manager for Maine College of Art. Ryan as a field car“Rick’s knowl-practice. theto company’s and marketing In addition, oursales new AssociatesH John Moynihan was promoted to as- penter in 2007. He edge, leadership skills, and recent success efforts across all of its markets including BOSTON, MA— Boston of Gen sistant project manager from project en- was promoted to a in developing Cutler’s Floridaon region haswork New England, the future Mid-Atlantic, and the our and The the ofoffice our firm,” s This year, Gensler appointed a total of 13 principals, 41 gineer. Moynihan was hired as a project project engineering greatly contributed to our success and will Southeast. and the following individuals individuals add to our culture to of Associat design ex engineer in 2007 and he quickly became an position in September continue to help us expand our presence firm’s international offices. The promotions are made o invaluable member of the team. He sits on 2007. Currently he is Nutt, IIDA, managing director. the executive committee and the board of the superintendent on year, Gensler appointed a total of 13o client service, This innovation, contribution to the Gensler Anastasia Huggins directors of the USGBC Maine Chapter. the UNE Lab project. Rob Barrett was promoted to superinFarmington, CT - KBE firm’s Building international tient, which produced high-end The illumi-promotio offices. http://www.gensler.com/xtr/appointments2011/ for ad Arlyn Vogelmann Arlyn Vogelmann, Principal tendent. Barrett began working at WrightCorporation has added Cora Harkins as nation products. She was responsible for Barrett businessments. development manager for mugenerating new business withcontribution corporate client service, innovation, to With over 20 years experience, Arlyn exem nicipal construction services. She has end users, lighting engineers, architects, business and general contractors. that uses a multidisciplinary des http://www.gensler.com/xtr/appointmen Arlyn Vogelmann nearly 25 years of experience inplanning development. Prior to that she gained significant “This year we recognize Arlyn’s strong commitment and Boston - The Boston office of Genments. Harkins was previously a member experience in the architecture and planBOSTON, MA— The Boston office of Gensler announces the promotio sler announced the promotion of Arlyn Arlyn the Associates firm in 1997 and is a lead of the national corporate sales team forjoined ning industry as a regional consultant forexhibited practice. Inindividuals addition, our new have Vogelmann to principal and Anastasia and Haven-based the following Associate: Anastasia Huggins, Peter S West The Lighting Quo- toNevamar. Huggins, Peter Sargent, and Kellie Torres office. Her core expertise issaid advising orga “This we recognize Arlyn’s strong coC on our work and theyear future of our firm,” Douglas to associates. This year, Gensler appointed a total of 13ofprincipals, 41 senior associa “This year we recognize Arlyn’s business performance andnew support organ practice. In addition, our Associates individuals add to our culture design excellence thro strong commitment and her expertise in firm’s international offices. The promotions are made on an annual ba growing the firm’s consulting practice. In on our work and the future of our firm,” s Nutt, IIDA, managing director. addition, our new associates have exhibPeter Sargent client service, contribution to the Gensler organization, an Anastasia Huggins Newton, MA -innovation, Diversified Project ited an elevated level of contribution and individuals add to our culture of design e Management (DPM) announced the addi-Gensler Vogelmann Huggins About http://www.gensler.com/xtr/appointments2011/ for additional inform influence on our work and the future ofArlyn Vogelmann Arlyn Vogelmann, Principal tion of Liz Dalton, NCIDQ, Carlos Lopez our firm,” said Douglas C. Gensler, AIA, Nutt, IIDA, managing director. ments. Julia Driesch to its project manage- is a global design, planning, and s Gensler With over 20 years experience, Arlyn exemplifies a new NCARB, managing director. “These inAnastasia Hugginsand ment staff. dividuals add to our culture of design continents. Consistently ranked by U.S. an Dalton joins DPMthat as a full time projplanning uses a Vogelmann, multidisciplinary design approach Arlyn Principal “This year we recognize Arlyn’s strong commitment and her expertise excellence through leadership and colect manager after several months working laboration,” added Jeanne M. Nutt, IIDA, terior design Gensler leverages its de on a number ofInprojects on a consulting bapractice. addition, our new Associates have exhibited anArlyn elevated le With over 20firm, years experience, exe managing director. sis. SheArlyn previously worked as a designer joined the firm in 1997 and is a leader of Gensler With over 20 years experience, onproject our work and of ourthat firm,” said C. Gensler, AIA, industries across theaDouglas globe. Since 1965, G planning uses multidisciplinary des and manager withthe localfuture architecturDalton Lopez Vogelmann exemplifies a new generaHer core expertise is advising organizations on alindividuals firms office. Cubellisadd Associates and Packard to ourenhance culture oforganizational design excellence through leadershipt tion of leadership in workplace strategy Driesch has performance, ach Design. Sargent and planning that uses a multidisciplinary Torres business performance support Arlyn in 1997 and is acultu lea been the hired firm as anorganizational Nutt, IIDA, director. Lopez has managing also joined DPM as joined a and design approach to deliver innovative and and enhance everyday Anastasia Huggins project experiences. For it project manager. His career spans several assistant responsive solutions. office. coreShe expertise is advising orga Kellie Torres manager. comes design firms, as well as the Federal Re-Her Arlyn Vogelmann, Principal sign, Gensler received the Leadership Awa She joined the firm in 1997. Peter Sargent serve and Fidelity Investments, managing to DPM from Wentbusiness performance and support organ worth exemplifies University a new With over 20 years experience, generation of all phases of project deliverables includ- Arlyn About Gensler ing site due diligence/selection, review of with a BS in faciliplanning that space uses a multidisciplinary design and approach to deliver inno ties planning leasing documents, design Gensler is aplanning, global design, planning, and strategic consu Peter Sargent She supervision, schedule and budget manage- management. Continued from page 22 hasisranked previously held Arlyn joined the firm inAbout 1997 and a leaderby ofU.S. Gensler’s Consulting a Driesch construction supervision, corporate Gensler continents. Consistently and internation fined, functional, and attractive north-south ment, positions with two services management, FF&E coordination scape design that defined the boundaries pedestrian connection. The clustering of office. Her core expertise is advising organizations on the ability of th local management for corporate and is Gensler a contractors. global design, planning, and s design firm, Gensler leverages its deep resources of the project site. Grading was carefully the high-performance buildings around the and moveterior retail spaces. designed to address regulated limitations to pedestrian spine creates a village-like set- business performance and support organizational culture. continents. Consistently byhas U.S.col a industries across the globe. Since 1965,ranked Gensler building height and provide universal ac- ting was intended to foster on-campus student life, an important aspect in the overall cessibility to the houses and common arPeter Sargent terior design firm, Gensler leverages its d enhance organizational performance, achieve measurab eas. As part of CoA’s desire to recycle and health of the college community. To date, Gensler reuse, cut granite stone salvaged over the the project has been remarkably successful, About Boston Spagnolo Gisness & As- Amanda Girouxthe and Ryanne Bradshaw, industries across globe. Since 1965, G and -enhance everyday experiences. For its longstanding years from the former summer estates that with applications for residency exceeding Gensler is a global design, planning, and strategic consulting firm netw sociates, Inc. (SG&A) announced the LEED AP. Kellie Torres available space. comprise the campus was used in the conenhancethe organizational performance, ach Gensler received Leadership from the U additionsign, of six new employees: Kristen O’GormanAward was named Coplon Associates oversaw all as- continents. Consistently ranked by U.S. and international industry surv struction of seating walls and stone benches Named as project managers are project designer. pects of site programming, site design, and throughout the project. and enhanceEach everyday experiences. Forexit terior firm,LEED Gensler leverages its deep resources and diverse Terry J.design Harris, IIDA, AP, with new staff member compleThe planning for the Davis Residen- permitting, collaborating closely with COA Kellie Torres proven project management sign, successes ments SG&A’s designthe practice with tial Village contributed to CoA’s efforts to and the project architects (Coldham and industries Gensler received Leadership Aw across the globe. Since 1965, Gensler has collaborated with in architecture; Jacob Higginbottom, their creativity and project experience meet a goal of achieving campuswide inde- Hartman, Amherst Massachusetts for the performance, achieve measurable business ## go AIA, LEEDorganizational AP who is experienced in that supports the company’s advanced pendence from fossil fuel by 2015. The site residential buildings and Stewart Brecher enhance design supported the ongoing effort to fully Architects for the campus center renovainterior design; and Jeanine Delong- technological capabilities including and enhance everyday experiences. For its longstanding commitment pedestrianize the CoA campus by both re- tion) throughout the project design and champ. New interior designers are Revit. Kellie Torres moving vehicles and driveways from the construction. sign, Gensler received the Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Build residential district and developing a de-

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Gladstone Recieves NEWiRE Award

Boston - GEI Consultants, stone served on GEI’s board Inc. announced that Ileen Gladstone, of directors between 2004 and P.E., LSP, LEED AP, has been rec2009. She is a nationally recognized by New England Women in ognized environmental expert, Real Estate (NEWiRE)as the recipispeaker, and author of numerent of its 2011 Professional Services ous articles on environmental Award. This annual achievement engineering and brownfields, award honors a NEWiRE member and is a Massachusetts Liwho is a significant contributor and censed Site Professional. leader in her company, demonstrated A member of NEWiRE Gladstone by consistently delivering superior and its public strategies comservice and achieving great results. mittee since 1996, she has also Gladstone is GEI’s environmental served on its steering committee between practice leader in its Boston office. A vice 2002 and 2004. president and principal of the firm, Glad-

Tecton Promotions, Additions

Hartford, CT - Tecton Architects, Inc., based in Hartford, announced the following promotions and additions to the firm: Three promotions include Cathy DeFrances, CPSM to the position of marketing manager, Robyn Constable to the position of marketing coordinator, and Christine Alson to the position of administrative assistant. Joining the firm as associate principals are Harvey Leibin, AIA, LEED AP, and Craig Saunders, AIA LEED AP. Kevin Kerchaert, AIA, LEED AP joins Tecton as a senior project manager and Marco Tommasini, RA, LEED AP as a senior project manager and the director of the Rhode Island office. Robert Celmer, AIA, LEED AP joins

the firm as a project architect, Robert Holmes as a project manager, and Ernest Nepomuceno, LEED AP, as a senior architectural designer. Christopher Banker, Kelly Blinkhorn, LEED AP, and Mark Fanelli join Tecton as architectural associates. Kathryn Mease, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C and Sherry-Ann Oxley-Williams join the company as interior designers, Diane Pritt, NCIDQ as an interior designer and project manager and Sue Bragg joins Tecton as an administrative assistant, Michele Boone joins FM Innovations, a division of Tecton Architects, as a CAFM support specialist and Laura McCauliff joins FM Innovations as an information management administrator.

OLD&D Welcomes Mead

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects (OLD&D), celebrating its 30th anniversary, welcomes Bill Mead as the newest principal to its executive team. Mead brings a wealth of experience in healthcare, academic, corporate, and residential design to the firm’s practice. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Architects (FACHA). Formerly he was a principal and owner of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott in Boston. Photo by Terri Unger Photography

NECA Appoints Lash

West Newton - The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Boston Chapter announced the appointment of Matthew A. M. Lash to the position of assistant executive manager. In joining the trade organization’s leadership team, he will have responsibilities in labor relations, government affairs, business development, membership services, and trade association administration. NECA is an advocate for area unionized electrical contractors, particularly in workforce development, government affairs, training, continuing education, safety, and collective bargaining. Prior to joining NECA, Lash served as marketing and business development


GEI Elects New VPs

Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc. announced that its board of directors has elected three new vice presidents. Errol S. Kitt, branch manager and environmental practice leader is an environmental engineer with 30 years of experience. He focuses his efforts at GEI on managing and directing environmental assessment, investigation and remediation programs for clients on Long Island and in the Metro-New York area. These programs include projects involving remedial investigations and feasibility studies, groundwater and hydrogeologic investigations, environmental site assessments for real estate transactions, regulatory compliance, and remedial measures. Timothy J. Olean, branch manager and construction services manager with over 21 years of practice in remediation, construction and operations, has extensive experience in program construction management and project management, subcontractor management and cost control for large-scale remediation construction projects. Robert W. Gensemer, Ph.D., senior ecological practice leader and eco-toxicologist, manages projects involving the development of site-specific water quality standards, use-classification modifications, the development of new water criteria,



and conducts and reviews terrestrial and aquatic ecological risk assessments. In addition to water quality standards and risk work, he is responsible for collaborating with GEI’s in-house aquatic Gensemer biology laboratory in matters related to whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing, specialty toxicity testing, and low-level nutrient chemistry. “I am very pleased to recognize these three talented individuals who have demonstrated strong leadership and commitment to the growth of our firm,” said Francis D. Leathers, P.E., president of GEI Consultants.

Brock to Serve on USGBC MA Board Boston - Nitsch Engineering announced that Chief Engineer Sandra A. Brock, PE, CFM, LEED AP BD+C has been selected to serve on the United States Green Building Council Massachusetts Chapter (USGBC MA) Board of Directors. She is the sole engineering representative on the 19-person board. Brock has over 23 years of experience in the civil engineering field, including 14 years at Nitsch Engineering. She is well known for her expertise in the sustainable site design field, having worked on green projects such as the Sta-

ta Center at MIT in Cambridge; the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham; the new Science Center at Stonehill College in North Easton; and the Campus Framework Plan for Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.


Kralik Named DPRCG President

Boston - Jane Kralik, chief financial officer and stockholder at Steffian Bradley Architects, has been elected to the position of president of the board by the Design Professionals Risk Control Group (DPRCG). DPRCG is an exclusive risk purchasing group organized to improve practice and risk management by sharing information, ideas and advice. Founded in 1988, DPRCG’s members include some of the most recognized names in the design industry. Kralik has been on the board of

director for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 300 in South Burlington, Vt, where he was the first non rank-and-file person ever hired for a leadership role at the union. Lash At Local 300, Lash guided the orWwestwood, MA - Essex Builders ganization’s communications strategy and concentrated on workforce development, Corp. announced that Marcie DosReis has securing approximately $500,000 in state joined its Marketing Division, as Business and federal grants to train union electri- Development Coordinator. DosReis brings over 10 years expecians in renewable energy.

DPRCG since 2007, collaborating with the other members to develop new programs and initiatives to keep the group ahead of industry trends. Prior to her appointment as president, Jane was chair of the practice management and education committee.


DosReis Joins Essex Builders

rience in construction marketing and business development. David O’Neil, President of Essex Builders Corp. confirmed “We are delighted to welcome Marcie to our team.”


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May 11 - 7:15 - 9:15 a.m. 60 State Street 26th Floor Boston The Future of Multifamily. How Demographics will Change Development Responding to the dynamics of demographic trends is critical to success in today’s competitive multifamily development world. Hear from noted economist Barry Bluestone about how demographic changes will affect the future of housing in Massachusetts. Following the keynote, a panel, moderated by Barry, representing market rate, senior, and affordable housing developers will discuss how the changing needs of aging baby boomers and hyper-connected young workers are affecting location, unit mix, floor plans and amenities. Space is limited-register early! Contact: Pauline Rand Phone: (781) 4536900 x4Email: rand@naiopma.org

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2012 Launch Event May 17 Boston - The State Room Have the chance to hear from IMAGINiT technical experts who will be showcasing all of the new product developments in industry specific breakout sessions. With the new line of products and design suites, you have worldclass creative, project management, and production solutions right at your fingertips. Visualize and test your projects before they’re realized – and save significant time and money. Register today to learn more about how IMAGINiT can help turn your business visions into reality. For more information please visit http:// imaginit.com


62nd Annual Golf outing Monday, June 6, 2011 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Vesper Country Club Tyngsboro, Mass. For more information email: info@buildingcongress.org

Academic Real Estate Summit

Wednesday, May 18, The Newton Marriott 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, Mass. With student enrollment at New England colleges steadily rising and area schools adding more majors and class choices to their curriculums, the need for new academic buildings and for renovations or expansions

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to existing buildings continues to increase. The Academic Real Estate Summit will provide an inside look at trends in this market and what will shape the academic real estate sector in 2011 and beyond If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Gondert at 781.466.9900 x202 or lauren@mishragroup.com.

June focus:

SMPS Boston

Contemporary Marketing Plans for the New Economy Is your firm prepared with its current marketing plan as we emerge into a new economy? This workshop introduces strategies and techniques to improve on contemporary marketing planning to achieve your company’s goals in today’s changing market. Thursday May 19 Registration: 3:30 p.m. Event: 4 - 6 p.m.


Board/Annual Meeting Retreat May 20-21 Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH Take time away in an atmosphere that stimulates people to listen, rest, talk and refresh! An elegant and relaxing reception and dinner on Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. as we welcome your new leaders for the 2011-12 Association year. Join in a musical interlude presented by a jazz band at the hotel following dinner or sip exotic drinks with friends in the lounge. On Saturday morning enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet beginning at 7:30 a.m. followed at 8:30 a.m. by a business meeting and lively discussion to explore, identify and evaluate the future challenges of our industry. Register online www.agcmass.org and click on the date May 20. Contact Barbara Canoni – canoni@agcmass.org.

Healthcare Facilities Featuring a report on the MHA’s 5th Annual Healthcare Construction Conference: Hospitals Going Green, Part II

May 19, 2011 - 9a.m. - 3p.m. Worcester Polytechnic Institute This year the conference will offer several sessions that will be of interest and benefit to engineers, architects, detailers and fabricators. For more information: cflaherty@ssfne.org. www.ssfne.org


“Executive Exchange” for Real Estate Professionals June 15-17 in Chicago The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) will sponsor an informative, highly interactive “Executive Exchange” for professionals in the real estate management industry from Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17, 430 North Michigan Ave., 8th Floor, Levine Learning Center. The powerpacked three-day event includes two, back-to-back professional development seminars as well as ample opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking with executive peers. The “Executive Exchange” package of two sessions includes continental breakfasts daily, one lunch, and an exclusive networking event. Information and online registration are available at www.irem.org/EXEC. Or call 800-837-0706, Ext. 4650.

Don’t miss our annual focus on healthcare facilities in the next issue of High-Profile Monthly! High-Profile Monthly features healthcare facilities news in every issue and June is the special annual focus where we devote extra space to the unique needs and concerns of designing and building for the healthcare environment.

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America recently honored Walsh Brothers, Incorporated with the prestigious 2011 AON Build America Award. This national award was given in recognition of Walsh Brothers’ successful completion of Yawkey Center for Cancer Care at the world renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).


Steel Design Conference

You are invited into the June issue! News and advertisement reservation deadline May 23. For more information call 781-294-4530 or e-mail editor@high-profile.com. June also includes our regular monthly sections: • Educational Facilities • Multi Residential • Green News • Renovation and Restoration • Award Winners • Upfront • People • Calendar ...and more.

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High-Profile Monthly: May 2011  

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

High-Profile Monthly: May 2011  

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