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ISPE Boston Chapter Events AGC Build New England Awards MBC Inducts Hall of Fame Honorees Bridgewater State Opens New Wing Eckman Renovates Union Crossing Temple Renovation Phase 1 Complete Cardinal Spellman Fitness Center Opens The Albert Sherman Center Well Underway Abott Boyle Photographers 40th Anniversary Renovations at Connecticut College Science Ctr. Barnes Nears completion of new US Biological Facility New School Designed to Meet MA CHPS Standards Diversified Project Management Spotlight: InterGen Callahan Multi-Projects: Avita, Stonebridge, Autumn Glen Congress Companies Continues Bel Air Health Care Center Expect more from Test-Fits by Mark Reed Massachusetts is Leading the Next Life Sciences Revolution by Robert K. Coughlin

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Cover Story: Shire Human Genetic Therapies-B200.... 28 Sections: Features: Upfront:................................... 6 Facilities................................... 9 AGC Awards........................... 16 Life Sciences............................. 19 Connecticut............................. 23 Education................................ 26 Health.................................... 44 Awards................................... 52 People.................................... 56 Calendar................................. 58

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Modular Walls for Sustainability and Enhanced Acoustical Privacy

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Build Boston presents the 27th edition of its annual tradeshow and conference November 16-18, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Included this year are the Landscape Architecture Conference and the 12th annual Women in Design conference. As the largest regional event for the design and construction industry in the country, Build Boston has evolved, organizing in distinct tracks that are timely, technically advanced, and relevant across the A/E/C professions. Among the multitude of displays, workshops, exhibits, and events are the following: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. – noon Housing charrette: Join Enterprise Community Partners, the BSA Housing Committee, and other stakeholders for a morning of collaborative visioning and design, addressing housing needs in our region. • 2 - 6 p.m.. Visit the BSLA in The Lounge

on the show floor. Learn about BSLA’s latest activities and obtain information about the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education credits that professional landscape architects can earn at Build Boston. Thursday, Nov. 17, 8:30 - 10 a.m. Women in Design keynote breakfast. The new BSA Space and the future vision of the BSA • 1 - 2:30 p.m. Women in Design awards luncheon • 4:30 - 6 p.m. Women in Design happy hour • 6 - 8 p.m. Join the BSLA at the Seaport Hotel - celebrate landscape architecture. Drinks and light food will be served. Entrance is free for all registrants of the full two-day BSLA Landscape To download the complete brochure visit www.buildingboston.com.

Editor’s note: The authors will be presenting this topic at Build Boston 2011 (Presentation Code: A43). by David Atwood, Katelyn Filippetti, and Jeff Fullerton For many years, walls made from studs and drywall have been used to divide space, provide visual and acoustical privacy, and contain power and communications for access to technology. Now, Katelyn Filippetti building professionals are looking at new ways to improve the performance and flexibility of fixed wall construction while maintaining its benefits. To improve their bottom line and remain nimble for changing workplace configurations, many companies are finding modular wall solutions, such as moveable and demountable walls, as a high-performance alternative to fixed interior wall construction. Combining modular wall systems with an integrated application of sound-absorbing finishes and background sound-masking can result in a highly flexible environment that meets or exceeds traditional wall construction. While first costs for movable walls are comparable to traditional construction, their long-term benefit is realized in terms of organizational adaptability. Modular wall systems offer facility managers the

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Sweeney Acquires Underhill

Boxborough, MA - Sweeney Drywall Finishes and Sweeney Firestop Specialties announced the acquisition of AF Underhill Inc. and the formation of a unified company operating as Sweeney Construction Specialties that will operate alongside Sweeney Drywall. These two companies are now better positioned to meet the full range of demands

on any commercial construction project. The addition of the AF Underhill management and field personnel will allow Sweeney Construction Specialties to continue to serve all of its current retail clients in the refrigerated case and fixturing markets as well as provide the support necessary to service these markets at a higher level both locally and regionally.

AGC Report

Arlington, VA - According to an analysis of producer price index figures released recently by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) the amount contractors pay for a range of key construction materials held steady in September but climbed 8.1% from the year-earlier level. Meanwhile, the price contractors charge for new nonresidential building construction edged up only 2% to 3% over 12 months, depending on building type. Association officials said that while state and local construction bud-

gets will continue to contract for the foreseeable future, Washington could help offset some of the decline by enacting legislation to make needed longterm investments in highways, transit systems, clean water systems, airports, and runways. “Even if construction prices rebound in the near future, it is still a lot less expensive to maintain infrastructure while it is operating than to fix it once it breaks,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer.

BSA Design Awards Gala Announced

Boston - The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) announced that the 2011 BSA Design Awards will be presented on January 26, 2012 at a gala dinner at the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston. This formal event will bring together hundreds of architects, contractors, engineers, owners, and other professionals to celebrate the best

of New England’s design and construction industry. “The Design Awards Gala is a great way to honor firms and individuals whose work has been recognized by their peers,” said Margaret Wigglesworth, BSA executive director.


MBC Inducts Hall of Fame Honorees

Boston - The Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) honored 2011 MBC Hall of Fame inductees, Dimeo Construction, MIT, and Kling Stubbins, for legacy contributions each has made to the building industry, clients, and the community. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony Tom Goematt of Shawmut Design and Construction was held during the MBC’s presented the Hall of Fame Award to Israel Ruiz and annual dinner gala October Pam Delphinich for MIT. 27 at the Renaissance Boston and client service. These orWaterfront Hotel. ganizations provide ample John Cannistraro, presinspiration for others to folident of J.C. Cannistraro and low.” the MBC president, described MBC members include the MBC Hall of Fame as “a architects, engineers, conplace where we permanently struction managers, general recognize and honor the best Richard Walsh of Walsh contractors, subcontractors, in the industry for their inno- Brothers presented the Hall owners/clients, professionvation, consistent leadership, of Fame Award to Scott al service providers, labor community responsibility, Simpson of Kling Stubbins. unions, and professional/ trade associations within the design and construction industry. MIT, Dimeo Construction, and Kling Stubbins join 11 other Hall of Fame companies inducted since the Hall was established in 2007. Inductees are Walsh Brothers, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Partners Healthcare, S&F Concrete Construction, Bond Brothers, Wentworth Institute of Technology, J.C. Cannistraro, Boston University, William A. Berry, Shawmut Design and ConDan Marr of the Marr Companies presented the struction, CBT Architects, Barker Hall of Fame Award to Tom Dimeo and Stephen F. Steel, and The Marr Companies. Rutledge of Dimeo Construction.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Congress to Renovate Golden Pond Steel is Placed for Med Office Bldg. Pro Con Architect and CM - Design

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Golden Pond assisted living facility addition

Peabody, MA – The Congress Companies, with offices in Boston and Peabody, has been selected by Golden Pond, an assisted living residence located in Hopkinton, to provide construction management for the facility’s upcoming $22 million renovation and addition project. The existing 68,000sf 135-bed Golden Pond facility was completed utilizing Congress’ construction management services and involved extensive conservation and wetland preservation work. Congress will manage the construction of Golden Pond’s Phase 2, a 36,000sf addition as well as renovations to the existing Golden Pond facility. Projected for groundbreaking in December 2011, the scope of the project includes a new, attached building comprised

Steel being placed for new medical office building complex

Golden Pond before renovations of 43 assisted living beds and extensive “concierge service,” common, health and dining areas and the addition of eight new assisted living units in the original building. Significant mechanical and electrical systems upgrades will also be made to meet the requirements of the additional units included in Phase 2, as well as for future phases under a master plan for the future expansion of Golden Pond.

Chelmsford, MA - The steel framing and the upper level 12-inch thick concrete parking deck has been completed for Lowell General Hospital’s new medical office building complex at 14 Research Place. The new three-story building with a twolevel parking garage will significantly expand the hospital’s suburban campus. Pro Con, Inc. of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the new design-build facility. Initial conceptual design was provided by Doonan Architects of Westford, Mass. The 30,000sf building will have a 347-car parking deck to accommodate medical and physician practice space. The building, to be placed between two existing facilities in use by the hospital at 10 and 20 Research Place, has tenants preparing to

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Boston - Mayor Thomas Menino announced that the 14 existing affordable housing units at the Whittier school apartments in a century-old school house near Codman Square will be rehabbed, and 15 more units will be added. The BRA board unanimously approved the $11 million construction project, which will include four new buildings at Darlington Street and Southern Avenue. The site for the new residences is adjacent to the existing Whittier School Apartments. The new three-story wood frame

buildings will include one, two, three, and four bedroom rentals and a community room and laundry facility. The added housing will bring in new residents and enliven the neighborhood. The Whittier School Apartments are state-owned and since 1984 have been managed by the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation under a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. The project is slated to break ground in December 2013, and construction is anticipated to last one year.

Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc., construction managers and general contractors headquartered in Manchester, announced that they have been awarded a renovation project by the N.H. Air National Guard in Newington.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

BRA Approves Multi-Use Project ADD Inc. Architect

New mixed use residential development on Congress Street Boston - A new mixed use residential development at 381 Congress Street will turn an existing five-story warehouse in the Innovation District into 44 new housing units with ground-floor retail. The BRA board unanimously approved the $17.5 million project proposed by Berkeley Investment Inc., the same developer responsible for FP3, an eight-story luxury loft development in Fort Point. The project will include 28 workforce units, which are smaller-than-market size with accessible rent price points, and 16 extended stay units. The project’s smaller sized residences reflect the Mayor’s objectives to provide moderately priced, flexible, and architecturally unique lodging for those who will contribute to the city’s innovation economy. The approximately 35,000sf of housing is planned for the upper four floors

of the building. Additionally, the project will include approximately 6,000sf of ground floor restaurant or retail space and a 1,200sf outdoor patio at the corner of Boston Wharf Road and Congress Street. Planned amenities include Zip Car or equivalent on the premises, bicycle storage, rooftop garden planters, and direct delivery from a community supported agriculture (CSA) service. The exterior of the building will be rehabilitated to reflect its historic character, and the interior will be renovated, blending classic 20th century architecture with contemporary finishes. The project architect is ADD Inc., and legal counsel is Goulston & Storrs. Construction is expected to break ground before the end of the year.

New Market Basket Under Way

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Manchester, NH - The steel framing is under way and the concrete foundations are complete for the new Market Basket store in downtown Manchester. RMD Inc of Tewksbury, Mass. is developing the store for Demoulas Super Markets Inc. and the Market Basket stores. Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. is the project architect, and Pro New Market Basket under construction Con Inc. of Manchester, N.H. is the general contractor for the project. located on a 10.7 acre site that was most “The steel framing for Market Bas- recently home to Rockwell Automation ket’s signature towers is complete and 50% Inc.’s Allen Bradley Plant. of the framing for the store’s canopy is comAs part of the extensive renovation plete,” stated the project manager for Pro project, Pro Con demolished exterior walls Con. “We are currently working on the metal and the existing concrete slab and is planning roof deck and building the exterior masonry to recycle 95% of the demolished construcwalls. As part of the site work, the parking lot tion waste material from the former building, has been partially paved and new sidewalks diverting tons of debris from the landfills. have been installed along Elm Street.” An early spring 2012 completion The new Market Basket store will be date for the project.

Essex to Remodel Grava Dodge John R. Perry Architect

Medford, MA - Essex Builders Corp. of Westwood has been awarded a contract to complete exterior façade renovations for Grava Chrysler Jeep Dodge located at 29 Mystic Ave. in Medford. Design documents prepared by John R. Perry Architect, Ltd. of Norwood,

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Hobbs Brook Breaks Ground on First LEED Building in Norwood Architects Margulies Perruzzi, CM Columbia Construction

orwood, MA - Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a pioneer in the development of office space in the Boston suburbs, recently broke ground on its latest Class A office building, a fourstory, 160,00 sf structure in Norwood. It is anticipated the project will achieve LEED Silver certification for new construction by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and will be the first office building in Norwood to do so. The building, located at 1175 Boston/Providence Highway in Norwood, will be shared by FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurers, and Dedham Medical Associates. The groundbreaking occurred on October 21. Helen Abdallah Donohue, selectwoman for the Town of Norwood, said, “Thank you. We’re so proud you chose to make Norwood as your next improvement location.” FM Global, which has operated in Norwood since the late 1940s, will relocate nearly 200 employees from 500 River Ridge Drive in Norwood to this new building, which is situated on the same campus as FM Global’s Center for Property Risk Solutions. The $4.7 billion company chose to relocate its insurance offices to enhance the company’s ability to meet client needs and provide a centralized location for its Massachusetts-based employees. Dedham Medical Associates will relocate its Norwood office from 325 River Ridge Drive in order to enhance the patient experience in a larger space. “As an environmental advocate and

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to Dedham Medical patients from an exterior door. The new building was sited to fit into the complex of office buildings that comprises FM Global’s Center for Property Risk Solutions, and a landscaped connection was created to join the new building to the existing buildings. The façade of precast concrete and metal rainscreen panels was chosen to blend into the context of the other buildings. “We’ve been a stable and long-time property owner in Norwood since 1949, and we’re thrilled to be developing another Class A office building in this town,” said Thomas Dusel, president and CEO of Hobbs Brook Management LLC. Hobbs Brook Management has incorporated energy efficiency and green building practices in the construction and renovation of its properties for the last three decades.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News Modular Walls for Sustainability and Enhanced Acoustical Privacy Continued from page 6

There is a common misconception that demountable and movable walls do not provide the same acoustical performance as closed offices and divided rooms. If teams utilize the appropriate installation techniques of “blocking” and “covering up,” the final design will help mitigate any acoustical privacy concerns. The first acoustical design strategy – block – means increasing the acoustical effectiveness of the barrier between neighboring spaces. In traditional wall construction, materials form a continuous barrier that runs from the floor to the ceiling. With floor-to-ceiling modular wall constructions, it remains important to use panels that effectively block sound and seal well to each other for reducing sound transmission that might otherwise pass between the panels. It is important to use installation contractors who understand how these seals work and implement them properly during the installation. Introducing a pleasant and innocuous background is a good instance of the other design strategy - cover-up. Examples include sound-masking systems or speechprivacy systems, which can provide an unobtrusive background noise that covers up the offending noise. Newer privacy systems can even be installed through a ceiling tile by facility personnel. When modular walls are used with a system that provides elevated levels of background sound, the acoustical privacy provided by modular wall products can be comparable to tradi-

manufacturer Haworth to customize the product choices and installation details within the traditional construction process. The modular wall product – LifeSPACE ERA specified by Integrated Interiors – was then tailored to provide the most efficient utility delivery system, maximize future flexibility, and provide appropriate levels of sound privacy for the offices. Shire is currently constructing a Modular wall systems offer the ability to significantly alter new combination office the layout of spaces. and laboratory building that includes significant tional basic stud wall construction. movable walls based on the successful exShire Pharmaceuticals constructed a perience gained from past projects. Acennew traditional office space in its laboratech consulted with Shire and the architory facility in 2007. As the project neared tects, KlingStubbins, on noise control and completion, changes to the design required sound absorption techniques. demolition and new mechanical and elecModular walls can maximize acoustrical systems. This experience caused its tical performance with exceptional sustainfacility managers to look at new ways of ability while providing greater organizaproviding organizational changes without tional adaptability in the long-term. the impact on operations. David Atwood is general manager of Shire did three things that serve as a Integrated Interiors, Jeff Fullerton, INCE blueprint for their anticipated interior office Bd. Cert., LEED AP, is the director of arfit-out projects: They studied the probable chitectural acoustics at Acentech Inc., and design scenarios that might occur in the fuKatelyn Filippetti is the lead supervisor of ture, looked at the impact on the delivery facilities planning and design for Shire Huof utilities and where fixed elements must man Genetics Therapies (HGT), Inc. be located, and worked with the wall panel

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ellesley, MA - At the biennial Associated General Contractors Build New England Awards Gala in October, 18 project teams were recognized by a jury of professionals for their outstanding efforts toward successfully completing construction projects throughout the New England area. Grand Honor Award The winning team planned, designed, and built the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion. Boston Harbor Islands Alliance was the consortium that conceived the project, Utile was the primary designer, and Turner Construction, with its key subcontractors S&F Concrete, Shawn Keller, and ValleyCrest, built the facility to draw attention to the many harbor islands available for residents and tourists to visit.

facility. It was built by Consigli Construction & JF White Contracting as the joint venture construction team and designed by William Rawn Associates with Ann Beha Architects. • Lunder Building at Mass. General Hospital, Boston – Turner Construction was the constructor, and NBBJ was the architect for this innovative medical facility. • Yawkey Center for Cancer Care project, Boston – The addition of this facility to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute,

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Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion cutting edge research to take place. • Shalin Liu Performance Center project, Rockport, Mass. – Shoehorned into a tight commercial area in the heart of Rockport’s tourist area, Shalin Liu was built by Consigli Construction of Milford and designed by Epstein Joslin Architects. • Ocean House project, Watch Hill, R.I. – Dimeo Construction and Centerbrook Architects & Planners modernized and added space to this 19th century hotel, a landmark of the Watch Hill area.

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signer for this historic icon in the heart of Boston. Merit Awards • D Justin McCarthy College Cen• Archstone Avenir, a downtown ter project, Framingham – Colantonio Boston mixed-use project, was designed was the constructor with CBT Architects; by ICON architecture and built for the the owner is Framingham State Univerowner, Trinity Financial, by Dimeo Con- sity with Mass. State College Building High-Profile Monthly January 2005 Page 33 struction. Authority overseeing the project. • Building E62 for MIT’s Sloan • The Perry and Marty Granoff School of Management project, Boston Center for the Creative Arts in Rhode Is– This flagship facility brings together land for Brown University was designed the faculty of the Sloan School under by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and built by one roof. Walsh Brothers constructed the Shawmut Design and Construction. building and Bruner/Cott and Moore Ru• Concord Free Public Library, ble Yudell were the architects. Fowler Branch project, Concord, Mass. • Mass. State House Roof Replace- was designed by Johnson Roberts with ment/Renovations project, Boston – JK C.E. Floyd Company as the construcScanlan was the constructor with Simp- tor for the Concord Free Public Library, son, Gumpertz & Heger the primary de- Fowler Branch.

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oston - Suffolk Construction recently won a prestigious Build New England Award from the AGC of Massachusetts. The Elliot at River’s Edge Ambulatory Care Center project team was recognized with a Performance Award for their outstanding collaborative approach toward the successful completion of the state-of-the-art medical facility. The Elliot at River’s Edge Ambulatory Care Center is a 258,000sf, four-story facility built on a reclaimed brownfield site. Located adjacent to the Merrimack River in Manchester, N.H. the $67.5 million project includes an urgent care facility and a one day surgery center, along with facilities for diagnostic

imaging, breast health, endoscopy, pain management, physical rehabilitation, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Construction of a six-level, 966-car parking garage with a pedestrian bridge connection to the Ambulatory Care Center was also part of the project scope. The impressive project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget and is expected to receive the first LEED for Healthcare certification in the country. The Elliot project team included Elliot Health System (owner), Anagnost Companies (developer), Suffolk Construction in a joint venture with Eckman Construction (construction managers), CUBE 3 Studio (architect), and several subcontractors.



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High-Profile: AGC Awards Continued from page 17 Performance Awards • Medical School Ambulatory Care Center at the University of Mass. Medical School in Worcester was designed and built by the team of Consigli Construction & Payette Associates. • The Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea is a facility dedicated to caring for individuals living with ALS and MS and was designed by DiMella Shaffer Associates and built by Erland Construction of Burlington. • Park87, Cambridge – Tocci Building of Woburn was the constructor, and Khalsa Design was the architect for this

forward-thinking housing project for AbodeZ Development. • The Elliot at River’s Edge Ambulatory Care Center, Manchester, N.H., was designed by Cube 3 Studio and built by Suffolk Construction and Eckman Construction. • The Lofts at Perkins Park in Lowell is the renovation of two mill buildings into a residential facility and built by Charter Environmental and designed by Ganek Architects for Mira Development. • Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College is the modernization of a 1920s facility. It was designed by Ann Beha & Associates and built by Lee Kennedy Co.

Colantonio Receives AGC Award

The D. Justin McCarthy College Center

Boston - The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC) recently honored Colantonio, Inc. for its work on the D. Justin McCarthy College Center project at Framingham State University. Colantonio teamed up with Framingham State University, the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, CBT Architects, Ostrow Electric, Oak Hill Construction (formerly Restoration Preservation Masonry), and S.M. Harrington Contracting, Inc. on the project.

Originally built in 1976, the sixstory, 110,000sf building is the social center of the campus. A complete renovation, performed in seven phases, was required to accommodate the needs of a growing student and faculty population. The team transformed the campus police station, radio station, kitchen, dining hall, administration offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and bathrooms. The electrical and mechanical systems were upgraded and the building’s entire brick façade was replaced.

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High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News


Massachusetts is Leading the Next Life Sciences Revolution

by Robert K. Coughlin rom very humble beginnings, the biotechnology industry in Massachusetts has grown to be one of the most significant regional clusters of any industry in the world. But we’re not done yet—we at MassBio join our colleagues in industry, government, and academia in a quest to continue our stellar growth. How can it be done? With a renewed focus on being the best place in the world for innovation, research, and development. Today, Massachusetts has over 500 Robert Coughlin biotech and pharma companies, 18 million sf of commercial laboratory space, and close to 50,000 workers in the field. More than 27,000 of those workers are in biotechnology research and development, the highest number of employees so classified in any state. Massachusetts is at the center of the region with the greatest biologics manufacturing capacity in the world, with 300,000 liters of cell culture manufacturing capacity. Massachusetts-headquartered drug development companies have 900 investigational drugs in the development pipeline, and 140 medicines have been created in Massachusetts that now serve a patient population of 160 million in the US alone. Life sciences products account for 28% of all Massachusetts exports, some $7.5 billion in value. The role of the commercial develop-

ment community is crucial. After a very brief respite, new laboratory construction is accelerating in Massachusetts. As Shire HGT completes its $400 million campus in Lexington, Mass., Alexandria Real Estate Equities will begin construction of a 1.7 million sf building at Kendall Square in Cambridge. and the Fallon Company will continue its constriction of a 1.1 million sf lab and office building at Boston’s Fan Pier, where Vertex Pharmaceuticals will be housed. Our challenge going forward is also our great opportunity. For the Massachusetts biopharma industry to compete globally, it must lead. As a destination for companies, Massachusetts doesn’t always win based on cost. It wins new opportunities because it has incredibly talented people and a broad and deep ecosystem that supports moving cutting edge science forward. Quite simply, we are leading the next revolution in the biopharma industry. In order to ensure we are prepared for continued growth, MassBio promotes the BioReady Communities Campaign. Today, there are 68 BioReady rated communities with buildings and land sites available for development as laboratory or manufacturing facilities. Many of these sites are Platinum rated, meaning they are either existing laboratory and manufacturing spaces in move-in condition or land sites that are prepermitted for the industry, requiring only building permits to proceed with construction. Through the BioReady campaign, we can identify buildings and land sites across the state, to meet a range of price points.

We are also committed to working with our partners in government to support the $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative, legislation enacted in 2008 to help to accelerate growth in the sector with funding for critical infrastructure projects, financing for early stage companies, and tax-based incentives for companies of all sizes. Collaboration is critical to our success. No place in the world has the same “collision factor” that Massachusetts has. In Cambridge’s Kendall Square at lunch, MIT professors and venture capitalists bump into researchers from companies like sanofi, Biogen Idec, Microsoft, Novartis, and Google. There are 70 biotechnology companies within a 20 minute walk. Beyond this research core, the distances between laboratories and manufacturing plants are measured in minutes, not in hours or days. Worcester, the dynamic “second center” of the industry in Massa-

chusetts, is just an hour from Boston. Being able to maximize these “collisions” is important for any innovative cluster and a fundamental one in helping us to lead. The Milken Institute’s Technology and Science Index ranks Massachusetts first in the nation. It is a place we intend to remain. But, with growing global competition in what has been a distinctly American industry, we will not rest on our laurels. In the global marketplace, we must compete by leading the way. The Massachusetts model is one based on collaboration between industry, nonprofit research, and government in areas including workforce development, technology transfer, business financing, infrastructure, and site assembly. There are people waiting for cures. There is no time to lose. Robert K. Coughlin is president & CEO of MassBio.

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Collaboration in the R&D Workplace:


by William S. Harris ver the past half-century, we have witnessed tremendous breakthroughs and innovations in the Life Sciences which have pushed research and development efforts to become increasingly collaborative. Since the discovery of DNA’s structure, which gave way to the revolutionary fields of molecular biology and then genomics, researchers have discovered that the only possible way to compile, analyze, and synthesize the sheer volume of data uncovered about the makeup of genes and their relationships to disease is to collaborate and network not only within a lab, but also between institutions. This more “open-source” approach in science, coinciding with the emergence of the World Wide Web and social media, has combined with advances in technology to bring us to the precipice of a new and more complex level of collaboration – the convergence of biology with physical sciences and engineering. This convergence is seen across the spectrum of research, in computer sciences, music, business, and more. We see the effect of this convergence in the partnerships and strategic alliances that Life Sciences companies and institutions have formed. Not only do these col-

A New Generation of Laboratory Design

laborations promote innovation by bringing together varied disciplines and providing new shared resources, they help mitigate the increases in cost and risk associated with the rising complexities of current R&D activities. As a result of this partnering approach, we have seen Life Science clusters pop up around universities, allowing organizations to take advantage of the benefits provided by co-location. One of the strongest examples of this phenomenon is the biotech corridor in Cambridge, home to many of the world’s leading universities, corporations and research institutions. Inside each organization, this trend toward collaboration has impacted the way research is conducted, as companies build more dynamic business models which support: • Interdisciplinary research teams • Collaborative working methodologies • Evolving technologies • Attracting and retaining talent • Investing more in research and less in capital expenditures. • Integrating sustainability to reduce the consumption of resources and cost of facility changes. The impact of these drivers on the architecture of the laboratory is wide-

spread and embraces not only bench and technical support spaces, but also offices, meetings rooms, common spaces – virtually every aspect of the R&D environment. Examples include: Creation of spaces and places for sharing ideas, information, and perspectives: • Distribution of social/meeting spaces within and between research spaces • Introduction of collaborative workspaces inside the lab and informal collaborative areas outside the lab • Establishment of circulation strategies that foster interactions • Integration of technologies to facilitate communication Transparency, daylighting and amenities: • Creation of open layouts that permit colleagues to see one another and communicate easily • Utilization of glass to make the research, people, equipment and processes visible • Introduction of interior glass to bring views and daylight to work areas • Inclusion of amenities to promote a healthy state of mind and a home for creative thinking Adaptability: • Design of layouts that can accom-

modate change without significant investment or down time • Selection of casework that allows for changes in equipment and working methodologies • “Universal” distribution of utilities for easy connection to equipment in alternative locations Efficiency: • Consolidation and centralization of equipment, service, and rooms As we create R&D environments that support new business drivers, it is clear that laboratory design (and research protocols) will not return to the “old days” of secret and segregated scientific silos. The principles of adaptability and collaboration, of openness and community, and of technology and change must be core planning elements. Altogether, what we are creating now are research “communities” in the fullest sense of the word – where people, places and technologies merge; and the distinctions between where work is conducted – lab, office, or café – are blurred. This is the future of lab design. William S. Harris, AIA, LEED AP, is founder of Boston-based architecture firm Signer Harris Architects.

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High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News by Mark Reed In our practice, we’ve seen a healthy demand for test-fitting laboratory designs into new and existing buildings. In this article, we will describe how our use of BIM allows for powerful graphics and extractable information to benefit landlords, tenants, institutions, and builders alike in unexpected and exciting ways. Test-fits are an important part of the early phases of projects and can be used to jump-start stalled deals or to enable reuse of “obsolete” Mark Reed or problematic facilities. As designers, we enjoy the process of envisioning clear and rational layouts in difficult geometries and are thrilled when our work allows the clients we serve to move forward with confidence and enthusiasm. Let us first distinguish between traditional test-fits and our new approach that takes full advantage of BIM, specifically Revit software. With traditional 2D CAD software, design firms have limited ability to modify layouts and to extract information accurately and swiftly. These limitations stem primarily from the relative brittleness of the process, which is polyline-based for color and area. With this method, polylines need to be laboriously traced around room geometries and

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Walls, doors, windows, and casework cast shadows to enliven the plan, and a color palette gives definition to the space use. rechecked as layouts change. The software does not allow for the area information created by polylines to be easily extracted and analyzed. This may explain the real and perceived groans that many clients hear from architects when they ask for quick turnaround testfits! We’ve recognized, through experience, that what clients really want is the abil- Using the built-in rendering features of Revit, these ity to quickly analyze and make images can be generated in an hour or so. Touch up and entourage is added in Photoshop. changes to test fits. They may need to see graphically and nuBecause of this demand for speed, merically the impact of layout revisions to agility, and accuracy, we’ve fully emcritical ratios (such as lab to office, wet to braced BIM and Revit as our tool of choice dry, net to gross, department to division, or for test-fits. As my partner Stephanie Goldtenant to landlord). Often they don’t have berg says, “A powerful test-fit begins with time to wait for their architects to retrace a strong BIM template. We’ve structured polylines and relayer their CAD files. ours to anticipate the various needs and re-

quests of our clients and set it up so we can meet their demands with seemingly little effort or need for advance notice.” Instead of polylines, Revit works with room definitions with limitless capacity to be assigned attributes that can be graphically depicted with color legends in plan view. Since Revit is fundamentally a database as opposed to vector-based software, the work it contains is already in schedule format, and can easily be exported to Excel templates for further analysis. One of the early tasks we took on when we opened our firm was to create a BOMA spreadsheet template with a corresponding BIM schedule in Revit that allows for seamless transition of test-fit data into Excel for the complex calculations that go into determining rentable area in multi-tenant buildings. While our clients have been pleased by the power of this approach, they see significant added benefits from the three dimensional features of a Revit model. The test-fit can be flipped up, put into perspective, and rendered in a matter of seconds and minutes. We’ve seen our test-fits used to seal deals between tenants and landlords, to convince reluctant faculties into moving into swing space, to help builders win design-build commissions, and to validate programmatic area requirements in planning and programming projects. You should expect all of this and more out of the next test-fit you commission. Mark Reed, AIA LEED AP is a founding principal of Lab | Life. Science. Architecture, Inc.


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High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News by Brian Hagopian The Boston Area Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) recently held its 20th annual Product Show at Gillette Stadium on October 5, 2011, where about 2,000 industry professionals gathered for this one day event. This year, the ISPE Boston Product Show offered nine broad based educational sessions while about 300 exhibitors offered cutting edge products and services to

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industry professionals. Attendees received a special treat this year, as Jonathan Kraft, president and CEO of the New England Patriots, joined the festivities as our keynote speaker. He regaled us with personal insights and stories on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the true genius of Bill Belichick to his father’s critically important contributions to the recently negotiated collective bargaining agreement between football owners and players. He even spoke of the

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About 2,000 attendees filled the aisles of Gillette Stadium for the ISPE Boston Product Show.

The Gillette Stadium parking lot was filled with attendees for the ISPE Boston Product Show.

possibility of a life sciences park near Gillette Stadium in the future. Andre Walker (chair of ISPE’s International Board of Directors) was presented with the Hank Moes Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to ISPE. The Boston Chapter of ISPE will be busy this fall with educational programs held on Tuesday, November 15 and Thursday, December 15. The November program will focus on pharmacogenomics, which outlines commingling drug develop-

Loeb Lab Renovations

Woods Hole, MA - The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole needed a cutting-edge, fully professional, year-round facility that would accommodate the growth of its educational programs, strengthen its competitive position, and advance its research and education mission. Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A), the Cambridge-based firm with deep experience in the laboratory science and educational sectors and a strong commitment to green design practices, had developed a 10-year master plan for the MBL. The firm recommended renovating the Loeb Lab, a dated, 66,000sf laboratory originally designed for seasonal use only. It was essential to both the client and the design team that the new building be as sustainable as possible. The budget for the project was primarily directed toward the introduction of state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces supporting new technologies for seven key programs (embryology, neural systems and behavior, biology of parasitism, frontiers in reproduction, microbial diversity, physiology, and neurobiology), therefore low-cost, high-impact approaches needed to be identified. The design team worked closely with the client to develop a wide-ranging menu of solutions, which resulted in the Loeb Lab receiving LEED gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Examples include: • A white-roof, efficient-lighting design, improved wall insulation, an


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engine driven chiller, and heat recovery for gas-fired chillers, boilers, and water heaters, producing a building that uses 37% less energy, compared to similar examples. • Use of a Dolphin Water Treatment System in the building’s cooling towers, avoiding annual discharge of 196 pounds of chlorine gas and 174,000 gallons of blow down water containing phosphate, zinc, and chlorine. The system saves more than 380,000 gallons of water per year. By also replacing fixtures with waterless urinals, dual flush toilets, and low flow faucets, water use at the site is reduced almost 33%. • Interior lighting is 22% better than code, thanks to measures including occupancy sensors with automatic shutoff and efficient exit signs. • There are no ozone-depleting CFC-based refrigerants in the HVAC system.

ment in the context of a person’s individual genetic makeup to yield a more effective, personalized approach to patient care. The December program focuses on the ASTM’s E-2500 standard, which describes pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st century—a risk-based approach. Go to www.ispeboston.org and click on chapter events to see the full calendar of activities. Brian Hagopian, CPD, president of the ISPE Boston area chapter, is a chemist with Clear Water Consulting, Inc.

• Low-emitting materials were used wherever possible, including adhesives, sealants, paints, and carpets. • Recycled materials make up almost 24% of the project whole. More than 50% of the wood used is responsibly sourced and FSC certified. • Ninety-five percent of the building’s structural frame and exterior envelope was reused. • No new parking was added, and three of the existing 47 spaces are designated as reserved for fuel-efficient vehicles. An adjacent building offers showers for patrons who choose to bike to the site. • Finally, Shawmut Design and Construction recycled almost 100% of dePhoto by Robert Benson molition and construction waste and also The renovated Loeb Laboratory at the successfully managed the project’s Construction Indoor Air Quality Plan. Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab Richard Cutler, MBL’s director of faachieved LEED-Gold certification. cilities, services, and projects, recently told TK&A sustainability practice leader Blake Jackson, “Before the renovation, Loeb was like an old, worn-out pair of shoes we kept wearing because it was the only pair we had. Now, we have a building that not only is performing exactly as we designed it to but also is enhancing MBL’s image as a state-of-the-art institution and New social nodes encourage informal interaction and Classroom labs are designed to support col- making a positive impact on provide break-out space for classes and conferences. laboration and multiple modes of learning. our work—and our world.”

November, 2011


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News High-Profile: Connecticut Calendar AIA Connecticut

Friday, November 18, 2011 -12:30 p.m. (rescheduled from 10/28/11) Innovation in the Workplace - A Lunch and Learning Program. AIA Connecticut, 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven, Conn. In a program with application to both large and small projects, Rich Benoit from the Advanced Solutions Team of Steelcase will present new insights into the types of spaces that work best to support meaningful interaction, foster collaboration, and deliver on innovation. No charge for AIA members. Register at for information: http://aiact. org


Connecticut Construction Industries Association Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception Wednesday, December 1 Aqua Turf Club, Kay’s Pier North – Plantsville All nine CCIA Divisions come out for one evening to review the current year, mix, mingle, and celebrate the season 5-6 p.m. - CCIA Membership Meeting, CCIA Community Service Awards and CCIA Safety Recognition Awards. Food Stations 6-8:30 p.m. Open Bar 6-9 p.m. Dessert & Coffee 8-9 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, November 24 http://www.ctconstruction.org

Standard One of Top Workplaces

Newington, CT - Standard Builders made the list at No. 5 of “The Hartford Courant and FOXCT Top Workplaces 2011.” Standard also received a special award for ranking No. 1 in the Ethics category. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based on feedback from a survey completed by companies’ employees.

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PWC-CT ‘2011 Woman of Accomplishment’

Rocky Hill, CT - Alexandria Roe, director of university planning for the University of Connecticut, has been named the recipient of the second annual “Woman of Accomplishment in the Architectural / Engineering / Construction Industry” award by Professional Women in Construction - Connecticut Chapter (PWC-CT). The award was presented at a cerAlexandria Roe emony held during the PWC-CT meeting and professional development program at the Marriot in Rocky Hill in September. As director of university planning Roe oversees the development of the

UConn’s physical environment. She is responsible for all planning and programming efforts, real estate activities, space management, and environmental policy. Previously she worked as the assistant vice chancellor for planning and technical services for the Connecticut State University System. She obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and is a licensed architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as in Connecticut. She serves as a member of the North Atlantic Regional Council for the Society of College and University Planners and is a member of the Association of University Architects, the American Institute of Architects, and the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.

Konover-Related Entity Acquires Hotel West Hartford, CT - K Roseville LLC, a related entity of The Simon Konover Company headquartered in West Hartford, recently acquired the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Roseville, Michigan. “This acquisition is part of The Simon Konover Company’s strategy to

expand further into the Midwest across multiple markets,” said Jonathan Fisher, director of acquisitions and development for Simon Konover Development Corporation. A $1 million renovation of the building and grounds is under way.

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

Renovations at Connecticut College Science Ctr. New London, CT - Connecticut College (CC) recently announced an addition and renovations to the science center at New London Hall, a center for the life sciences, on its campus in New London that will increase the size of the building to 43,913sf. Focused on supporting the core priorities of the college, this facility will foster the interdisciplinary teaching and collaborative research that are a hallmark of Connecticut College’s liberal arts education. KBE Building Corp. is the construction manager on the project, and the designer is Payette. The new science facility will house biology, botany, and computer science departments with a modernized greenhouse; an electron microscopy suite; flexible teaching and research laboratories; and classrooms, seminar, and social spaces to enhance collaboration and interdepartmental communication. In addition, all project work is being performed according to the college’s green building policy with a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification. “Connecticut College has long been an innovator in its collaborative approach to science education and is now positioned to strengthen an already exemplary undergraduate science program,” said Dean of the Faculty Roger Brooks, the college’s project leader. “As the college celebrates its centennial year, Payette has struck just CBR425HOUSECLR 10/29/07 2:27 PM the right chord between historical integrity and modern design to create a facility that


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CBC has raised over $450,000 at its golf outings. Rendering courtesy of Payette

New addition at Connecticut College the entire college community can enjoy Science Center, Hale Laboratory and Fanning Hall to shape an exterior space known well into the next century.” Built in 1914, New London Hall as Centennial Plaza, the outdoor focus of was the first campus building at Connecti- the college’s science hub. The proportions cut College, founded in 1911. Originally and form of the New London Hall addition constructed with granite quarried near the respectfully emulate the existing historical site, the four-story Collegiate Gothic-style building, while the exterior materials of the building has served as a center for science terracotta tiles, louvers, and curtain wall education for nearly 100 years. Payette’s reflect a forward-looking spirit. design for the addition and renovation The addition features a glazed conprovides an opportunity to revitalize the nector, known as the “link,” which joins the historical features of the building, such existing granite building with the terra cotta as clerestory windows and open ceilings, portion of the addition and provides a welwhile transforming the facility into a mod- coming pass-through space that encourages ern college science building. interaction among the campus community. PageOnce 1 renovated and expanded, New Construction began in May and is London Hall will join the adjacent F.W. Olin expected to be complete in the fall of 2012.

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Abbott-Boyle Photographers Celebrates Forty Years of Progress

rlington, MA - Richard Boyle founded Abbott-Boyle Photographers (ABP) in 1971 upon the retirement of Walter Abbott, a career photographer who specialized in construction and marine photography. Early index cards listing individual jobs along with current computer records show that ABP has photographed approximately 20,000 construction projects over a 40year history. During the late 1990’s ABP has had 150 or more projects on its schedule at any one time. ABP has a 100% safety record with no lost time in 40 years.

sional color laboratory in a traditional manner to provide the highest possible quality.” The backbone of ABP’s work is photographing the progress of construction spanning pre-construction to completion. The photographs are used to record progress and are required by specification on many It all started here, photo number one, No- projects when the requisition for payment is vember 3,1971, Lowell State College submitted. Today, Richard Boyle continues to provide A licensed construction supervisor, Boyle the industry with aerial, video and still is a qualified expert witness for mediation, photography touting Abbott-Boyle Pho- including county, state and federal courts. tographers as New England’s oldest and Five years after an injury occurred on a job, ABP was asked to produce photographs taklargest construction photographers. “The changes in the construction industry en on a particular date on the northwest elover the years have been amazing,” Boyle evation. One of those photos showed planks said, “New and advancing methods equip- laid to provide a way to carry wheel barment, and technology have made signifi- rows full of gravel over a trench. The photo cant changes in the way we build buildings. clearly showed the planks were inadequate The advances in the world of photography for the job, and judgement was rendered for are just as amazing. When we started, it the worker. was all black and white sheet film, then In another instance during construction at roll film and color photography, and now South Station the contractor called in Boyle to take light meter readings at night to prove digital imaging. “But the basic techniques of construction that the artificial light was adequate for the photography are still the same, where as workers. With this documentation the conthe equipment and technology has changed. tractor was able to make his case. All of the prints are still made by a profes- “Each project is different. They all have unique requirements.” Boyle said. Aerial photography provides a perspective of the project not available from ground level, such as documenting overall site conditions and progress and aiding in site material and movement locations. ABP uses both fixed wing and helicopter for aerial photographs. ABP videos are well suited for pre-construction surveys and sites covering large areas. Documenting of special conditions and the various stages of the project makes possible a graphic audio-visual presentation. David Grophear was an associate professor of film making at Keene State College and was an accomplished photographer and film maker even before joining the ABP team. Another important element includes the audio video of training sessions when new facility systems are installed. The video provides guidance for future facility engineers on how the systems work and are intended to be operated.

ABP also qualifies as a photographer for HAER (Historical American Engineering Record) and HABS (Historical Amercian Bulding Survey). “Historical engineering records is precision work,” Boyle noted. “Some jobs I recall involved the documentation of historic railroad bridges, where the photographs had to be taken from a floating barge. “We photographed the lift mechanisms, gears and equipment that drive them.” Recently ABP worked with ET&L Corp for a historic wooden covered bridge. “We documented the methods of construction, the beams, joists, roofing systems, and suspension systems. The bridge was put together with wooden pegs, hand forged nuts, bolts and washers. The photographs guided workers so the bridge could be put together exactly as it was in its original form.” The bridge has been in constant use since the early 1900’s. In another anecdote Boyle talked about his walks in waders carrying a video camera through live sewers built over 150 years ago

to document where they were in excellent condition, and where restoration was needed. “Most of the tunnels were in their original condition, and others had telephone poles sticking through, but it was clear that were still in serviceable condition. The brick masons, who did this work with little or no mortar, can be commended for superior craftsmanship and techniques of fancy brickwork that have stood the test of time.” Some recent and current projects include various projects for the MBTA; Johnson & Wales; Paul Revere School; Boston Police Station, District 2; Astra-Zeneca; Forrester Research World HQ at Discovery Park, Cambridge; Fidelity’s Smithfield, R.I. campus; various projects for Harvard University, airport construction and reconstruction projects; VA Dialysis Center, Hartford, Conn. and the URI College of Pharmacy. With hundreds of thousands of photos to choose from, we can only share a few here to chronicle some of the notable projects of Abbott-Boyle Photographers’ 40 years.


November, 2011


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

LKCo Selected for Simmons Projects

Quincy, MA - Lee Kennedy Co. was recently selected to perform a variety of infrastructure projects over the next year for Simmons College, continuing a partnership that spans over 10 years and 12 projects. Lee Kennedy Co. is providing preconstruction and construction services for an electrical substation relocation; a loading area screen wall, oil tank removal, and boiler plant replacement project; drainage improvements; masonry restoration; an office fit-out for the School of Management, and other miscellaneous deferred maintenance projects. LKCo. has been a presence on the Simmons campus for more than a decade now, completing projects ranging from chiller plants and residence hall upgrades to the fast-track construction and renovation of Beatley Library/Lefavour Hall and

LKCo. will be perfoming an office fit-out within the School of Management building.

ARC Renovates Space for Tufts

Recently renovated space at Tufts School of Dental Medicine

Boston - ARC/Architectural Regroundup construction of the 70,000sf sources Cambridge announced that the School of Management facility. 20,000sf first phase of a comprehensive renovation plan for a total of 60,000sf of clinic, office, and support space was completed for Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The renovation plan spans three floors at its health sciences campus in Boston’s Chinatown and has reached the milestone of Phase 1 completion in time for fall semester. In 2009, ARC completed a five-story, 105,000sf vertical addition to the existing 10-story building for Tufts School of Dental Medicine at One Kneeland Street, in one of Boston’s most densely populated La Penita children make fish and flowers neighborhoods. Last year, the Vertical Exfrom recycled laundry bottles. Deb Drew pansion received LEED Silver certification (center) teaches the importance of recyfrom the US Green Building Council, and cling and keeping the beaches clean. design awards from the Boston Society of

NEIA Students Travel to Mexico

Brookline, MA - Interior Design students at Brookline’s New England Institute of Art have teamed up once again with Adjunct Professor Deborah Thomas Drew and the village of La Penita de Jaltemba, to design and build a community center on the west coast of Mexico. The difference this time? The students will be living among the folks of this small Mexican village, working hand in hand in the construction and design as their senior internship project starting early 2013. Students will experience the design Continued on page 38

Architects, the New England Chapter of International Interior Design Association, and the Boston chapter of the International Facilities Management Association. Following a master plan that was developed concurrently with the awardwinning Vertical Expansion project, ARC implemented the comprehensive renovation plan on the second, third, and fourth floors of the Dental School. The redesign and renovation of the lower floors improves circulation, separates public patient and private staff/student spaces, and provides administrative and technical support space directly related to each student practice group. Clinics managed at Tufts School of Dental Medicine provide care to more than 18,000 individuals each year, including those with special needs.

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November, 2011


High-Profile: Educational Facilities Development News

Erland Completes Lammers Hall

Lammers Hall at Westfield State University Burlington, MA - Erland Construction recently completed the fifth phase of dormitory improvements at Westfield State University for the Mass. State College Building Authority. Since 2007, Erland and architect Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA, Inc) of Cambridge have performed a series of renovations to five dormitories at WSU, revitalizing housing on campus. For this fifth “summer slammer” project, Erland replaced a total of 233 windows and windows sills at Lammers Hall. Because the Erland/PCA team has been working continuously for WSU over the past five summers, the team was able to get

an early start on this project – allowing the necessary time to order windows. This early release ensured that the windows could be tested, delivered, and installed with enough time for Erland to finish the project before students returned to campus at the end of August. The four previous summer slammers encompassed extensive renovations and upgrades to the Scanlon Hall and Courtney Hall residences and Dickinson Commons, (an extension of Dickinson Hall that serves as a student activities center and lounge area).

Shepley Bulfinch Designs New Campus

Cincinniti, OH Bishop Fenwick Place, Xavier University’s new residential and dining complex, was dedicated last month in a ceremony that celebrated the transformational residence and dining complex on the Cincinnati campus designed by architects Shepley Bulfinch of Boston. Fenwick Place is Photo by Anton Grassl/Esto home to 535 sophomores Bishop Fenwick Place, Xavier University with suite-style living in This sense of residential neighborfour connected wings that hood is reinforced with a common area in rise above a green terrace. The terrace also each six-eight student suite and a lounge on serves as the roof of Hoff Dining Comthe floor of each wing and a double-height mons, the university’s new central dining signature space on the top floor. The glassfacility. The new Commons seats up to 700 walled lounges are places to “see and be and a retail component with seating that seen,” conveying a sense of vitality to the spills onto the patio outside. The 245,000sf wider campus. facility – the second-largest building on In addition to the multi-layer green Xavier’s campus – is sited to infuse the acroof system above the dining commons, the ademic campus precinct with a new social project’s sustainable features include lowhub, its green apron providing a continuflow plumbing fixtures, occupancy sensors ation of the campus’ signature park-like for lighting. Xavier anticipates putting the landscape. utilities monitors installed in each wing to The complex is designed to function use for future “how low can you go” comon a series of scales, providing campuspetitions among residents. wide dining while meeting Xavier’s need Shepley Bulfinch was the design arfor a significant increase in on-campus chitect for the project in association with student housing with a series of smaller MSA Architects of Cincinnati. communities within Fenwick Place’s four wings.

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November, 2011


High-Profile Cover Story: Shire Human Genetic Therapies

Shire Human Genetic Therapies - B200

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exington, MA - As one of the world’s leading specialty biopharmaceutical companies, Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT) is fully focused on a single purpose: to enable people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives. In support of this mission Shire HGT has planned, designed, and constructed a stateof-the-art campus located at the Lexington Technology Park. Its latest project, Building 200, includes process development research laboratories and administrative space and

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provides an environment focused on integrated research, collaboration and motivating its intellectual capital. Groundbreaking for B200 commenced in March 2010 with occupancy taking place in October 2011. The core team includes the design team of KlingStubbins and Vanderweil Engineers and construction partner Lend Lease (formerly Bovis Lend Lease). An extremely experienced team, especially within the Life Science market began planning and executing this project utilizing a variety of new software tools, methodologies and commercial contracting methods not seen on past projects of this nature. Chad Wisler, PE, LEED AP, Principal at Vanderweil Engineers noted that “The Shire B200 project stands out because of the investment Shire is placing in the lo-

cal region through the Lexington Technology Park site and this project specifically (B200). The building was approached to complement and build on the existing site building presence (i.e. B300 and B400) both physically, but even more importantly from the perspective of the soon-to-be building occupants in B200 and the goal to enhance their work place environment.” William F. Held II, Senior Vice President of Lend Lease, said “Building off the momentum of Project Atlas (B400,a prior project on Shire’s campus) and the successes we experienced expediting this major biologics manufacturing facility utilizing virtual construction coordination, we executed this project utilizing a sophisticated set of BIM tools and an integrated project delivery methodology.” Held said, “The heart of Shire’s cor-

porate branding and philosophy is to be as brave as the people it serves. This philosophy was inherent in the approach to execute Building 200 and the leadership provided in taking this “leap of faith” and choosing midstream during the design process to move to an integrated delivery methodology.” The greatest challenge, according to Wisler, was the project execution strategy shift from a traditional design-bid-build to ‘an integrated design assist’ in the middle of the design phase of the project. Since design assist is relatively new in the industry, there were a variety of challenges on all sides during the transition. The overall team - (owner, architect/engineer, CM, contractors) demonstrated patience and mutual respect with open discussion on various challenges which in turn lead to a highly efficient construction and turnover phase. Held added, “The challenge was to maintain discipline and stay true to our approach to this integrated delivery methodology and to properly re-allocate the investment of resources required to build the project virtually.” This early planning, design and coordination allowed for the construction process to reap the benefits of improved safety, quality and prefabricaton opportunities while Shire was delivered a more efficient product - with the benefit of efficiency savings being reinvested into the facility.” Roy Pedersen AIA, Principal at KlingStubbins, said “Shire looked to this project as an opportunity to evolve its organizational Continued on next page

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High-Profile Cover Story: Shire Human Genetic Therapies Continued from previous page culture by locating staff out of conventional offices located alongside the perimeter windows. Furthermore, the location of research tech write-up space and the labs was critical to their efficient work. As we developed these layouts the staff acceptance of these changes challenged the design team to get their “buy in” to new ways of doing their work. A residual benefit of these new layouts was a more sustainable approach offering daylight to all users. Now that they are in the building they are enjoying this light and adapting to the new arrangement.” “There is nothing collaborative about writing lump sum contracts laden with holes and undefined scope yet insisting that the contractor and subcontractor “owns it” We believe it (IPD) is the right thing for the job” says David Forney, Director of Capital Projects for Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT). “In the simplest of terms - it’s about taking waste out of the design and construction process and eliminating unnecessary efforts”, said Held. “We attempt to eliminate any potential disconnect between stakeholders and streamline the deliverables between engineering, coordination, fabrication and construction.” He goes on to say, “While “collaboration” has become an industry commodity term widely associated with this type of delivery method, our team speaks more often about and emphasizes ‘trust’ and ‘accountability.’ Since key stakeholders and trade partners’ performance may affect our Client’s commitments to their business partners it is critical that our behaviors and hence the project culture transforms – whereby team members from many organizations remain accountable to each other and understand that we are all responsible for one another’s performance and commitments. A fully coordinated virtual model was “dropped” in October 2010 – releasing fabrication grade drawings and accurate quantity take-offs for pre-fabrication and bulk procurement. The model represented a shared effort between the owner, architectural and engineering disciplines, trade partners and construction team. This period of integration lasted sev-

Office and lab spaces connect to campus services via a covered walkway. eral months and allowed the CM team and A/E disciplines to focus on coordination details, vendor submittals, material and equipment selections, client user group reviews, operational and maintenance issues and established the baseline for interactive scheduling sessions. Wisler explained that energy and water conservation were key for the project that in turn resulted in a highly successful LEED tracking assessment for the project. Various strategies were employed - including preconcept level building massing studies with key variables that were analyzed (energy, solar gain, glare, daylighting, and shadow influence on the adjacent building B300). Once the building massing and envelope were optimized, the associate engineering infrastructure was integrated to fulfill the space’s programmatic requirements - these included active chilled beams, heat shift chillers, high efficiency chillers & cooling towers, daylight harvesting, as well as low pressure air handling and distribution design. The energy and water utilized is then ‘kept within the building’ through enthalpy heat recovery wheels and water capture and recovery/reuse systems. Strategies which don’t affect a LEED scorecard but have a

significant impact on real-world energy use were also a strong focus, early in the engineering programming sessions, including optimizing the minimum laboratory air change rates and design space temperature and humidification criteria and their acceptable ranges. He also noted that the design team utilized Revit as the design platform and Navisworks for enhanced visualization, virtual punchs, and clash detection. The majority of the contractors utilized Autocad 3D with customized trade-specific plug-ins which were then coordinated and clash-detected within Navisworks. The benefits for this project were that it helped ‘align’ the project team to focus on the digital model and its completeness

and achieve agreement on the spaces and their associated system before construction to minimize changes during construction. Also, with the BIM model complete, opportunities to optimize the design were achieved by obtaining contractor feedback/ perspective which in turn allowed for greater simplification and prefabrication of spool pieces, which in turn reduced the amount of waste materials on the site. The credit for the success of Building 200 would not be possible without the leadership and BRAVE culture cultivated by the owner, Shire HGT and reinforced amongst its external business partners. This provided the ultimate foundation for the team to remain flexible and agile and empower one another and trust in each partner’s abilities.” “At Shire we have the planning flexibility and modularity of an informed design and client,” said Pedersen. “We have an extremely efficient layout that maximizes the use of space and systems that affords 10’ tall work space throughout and daylight filled lab and office spaces. What will stand out to anyone who gets to work in this building will be the connection that will share with each other and their campus setting.” Pedersen continued, “We had a site and a client committed to sustainable concepts. These two key components make achieving a rated project much easier. Shire uses community services such as public transportation and shuttles to reduce the need for everyone to drive to the site. Build amenities such as bike parking and showers fit the Shire program. Site water management and conservation was supported in the early design approach and allowed for the implementation of parking, plantings and utilities in a sustainable manner.

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High-Profile: PCINE News

New School Designed to Meet MA CHPS Standards

Springfield, MA - The new Putman Technical Vocational High School in Springfield will replace the current 73-year-old facility with a state-of-the-art facility that has been designed to meet the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MA CHPS) standards. MA CHPS is a program that is actively advancing the design and construction of schools known as “high performance, green schools” that reduce the use of energy, water, and other materials while lowering financial burden of building schools. Construction has begun on the new school, which is 315,000sf and will accommodate 1,400 students from grades 9-12. Here they will be able to choose from 22 vocational programs including automotive repair, health, medical technology, and robotics just to name a few. The school will take advantage of energy-saving mechanical systems, reduced water consumption, improved indoor air quality, and natural light. The total construction cost for the school is $87.4 million, about $27 million less than originally estimated because of the current economic climate, according to Robert Del Vento, Jr. of Coreslab Structures, Inc. The school’s exterior consists of 37ft. tall multistory architectural insulated precast panels. Del Vento explains that the architectural insulated precast panels were chosen for their “highly architectural features, shapes, insulating properties, and speed in schedule installation benefits.” These panels have superior insulat-

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The panels are designed to include the exterior and interior electrical boxes and conduit, which are cast right into each panel, eliminating additional interior furring and materials. The interior side of the panels require no additional work; once installed, the smooth finish is ready to be painted. The exterior walls of the panels are open to imagination, with multiple finish and color choices available; in this case, accents include different shapes and textures, making the exterior visually inviting. The architectural insulated precast panels are being produced at the Coreslab Structures, Inc. facility in Thomaston, Conn., only 52 miles from the school. With precast panels, site preparation can be started while the panels are being produced. Once the site is ready the panels take the short ride to the school and are erected. One 18,600sf section was erected in only seven days. The faster the building envelope is competed the sooner the interior tradesmen can begin. The benefits of using architectural insulated precast panels are in the very essence of the panel, from saving energy to reducing labor of additional trades to keeping students safe from extreme weather conditions and fire. The precast panels in this school naturally meet the MA CHPS standard for high performance green schools by creating a thermally, viThe school’s exterior consists of 37 ft. tall, multi- sually, and acoustically comfortable story architectural insulated precast panels. place for students to learn.

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High-Profile Feature: Cardinal Spellman Fitness Center

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orwell, MA - For the first time in 53 years, Cardinal Spellman High School has a new addition to its campus. Spellman recently unveiled its new fitness center and three new science labs to the public. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony and continued with tours of the brand new facility.

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The fitness center offers improved access to the school’s gymnasium in addition to more space for ticket sales and concessions. Acella Construction also renovated three new science lab classrooms. The new labs will be used for chemistry, biology, and

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High-Profile: News

Renovations Under Way at Historic Inn NE Moves Arranges $775,000 Loan New England Construction CM

Wellesley, MA - Sidney J. Spiegel, vice president of NE Moves Mortgage, Commercial Division, arranged a $775,000 construction loan for the construction of a single family spec house in Wellesley. The loan was funded by a Major Regional bank. The funds will be used to provide acquisition and construction financing for the property. The Lender recognized

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Ironwood Begins Retail Project Rendering of newly renovated historic inn Westerly, RI - New England Construction is carrying out extensive renovations to the historic Weekapaug Inn, located in Westerly. The project will consist of a luxury boutique hotel, having 24 guest rooms, four private residence apartments, and three additional guest rooms in the “Fenway Annex” The property totals 42,138sf and is located on a scenic eight-acre peninsula on Quonachontaug Pond. New England Construction provided preconstruction services in advance of the construction phase, to assist the design team and owners to make key decisions about project cost and its many unique features. The Inn has many innovative features, including a geothermal well system that provides all HVAC on the property. Additionally, a private waste treatment facility was designed and permitted to handle

sanitary sewer needs in this environmentally sensitive coastal environment. The owners sought to maintain and restore the rich historical features of this project, using as many modern technologies as possible. In order to comply with code and insurance requirements, hurricane proof windows were specified. These windows were custom designed and manufactured with a historic look consistent with the original inn. Soapstone “Rumford” fireplaces will be installed in key locations. Other features, such as ornamental wood details and elaborate light fixtures, will bring character, consistent with the time period of the original historic inn. The entire project was designed with luxury in mind. Three of the guest rooms, built within the Fenway Annex, have private decks equipped with Onzen Japanese soaking tubs. All guest rooms have heated towel racks in the bathroom, as well as bathroom floors with radiant heat for comfort. The Inn will have many amenities, including a 25-yard lap pool heated from the geothermal wells on site. State of the art technologies, such as WiFi, will be provided for guests’ convenience. A workout gym and yoga/Pilates room will also be furnished. A full service restaurant and lounge will also be included on the premises, and the facility will be a four season resort. Major renovations under Way at historic Weekapaug Inn.

A retail site will be created on the former industrial site. Malden, MA - Ironwood Commercial Construction has partnered with MNS General Contracting to build a ground-up retail site on a 20,000sf lot owned by Accurate Realty Management, LLC at 359 Commercial Street in Malden. Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed by the end of December. The development is adjacent to Riv-

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High-Profile Feature: Bridgewater State Science Building

Bridgewater State Opens New Wing


ridgewater, MA - Opening Day 2011 at Bridgewater State University allowed thousands of students to finally get a glimpse inside the new wing of the $98.7 million science and mathematics center that’s been rising on the west side of campus. The first phase of the project is complete, and the 171,000sf five-story building has been filled with students and faculty holding classes, preparing to do research, or just checking out the new space. Students and faculty alike were amazed by the building’s new spaces, updated equipment, increased labs, auditoriums, and observatory. Bridgewater President Dana MohlerFaria called the new facility “the crest of a wave” that includes nearly a third of a billion dollars in campus construction over the past decade. He added that while rave reviews for the new building are nice, the real test goes beyond bricks, mortar, and glass. “Unless it makes a difference in the lives and education of Bridgewater students,” he said, “It’s meaningless.” Each floor features labs and classroom meant to provide students with collaborative learning experiences and faculty-guided research. There are three GIS laboratories, biology labs outfitted with the tools and equipment necessary to grow tissue cultures for experiments, and a $1

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research and collaboration are the keys to a top-flight undergraduate education in the sciences today, and these were the priorities during the planning process for the new facility. Construction of the first phase of the Science and Mathematics Center provided more than 500 full-time jobs. It will be another year before the entire project is complete, as the old science building is gutted, taken down by the end of October, with construction of the remainder of the facility happening on the same footprint. On Opening Day 2012, the result will be the fully realized new facility that will have 211,300sf of new and dynamic learning space. A million-dollar greenhouse renovation is scheduled for completion in January. Construction started in June 2009 and completion date is scheduled for August, 2012. General contractor for the project is Barr & Barr, Inc. and the designer is Payette and Associates. Special features include a design for LEED Silver certification, rooftop observatory with 18-foot dome, rain garden, greenhouse, botanical garden, a world of science interactive exhibit, a multi-story glass atrium, and a 200seat auditorium.

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High-Profile Feature: US Biological

Barnes Nears Completion of New US Biological Facility DiLullo Architect


alem, MA - Barnes Buildings & Management Group, Inc. has enclosed the envelope and is nearing completion of an 88,000sf biotech facility on Technology Way in Salem for US Biological. USBio is currently located in Marblehead and produces and distributes biochemicals, antibodies, recombinant proteins, cell culture media, and molecular biology kits that are used in virtually all scientific applications and settings, including genomic research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical development. “We’re quadrupling our lab space,

Rendering of new US Biological facility doubling our manufacturing space, and adding extra meeting rooms, lobby space, and larger conference rooms with integrated dining facilities in order to accommodate lectures, tutorials, and distributor workshops,” said USBio President Warren Shore. Shore will be creating a minimum of five new jobs along with a co-op program with Salem State University. USBio was founded 15 years ago by Shore, a Massachusetts native, and now has over 30 distributors worldwide. Peter Varone of Malden is the owner’s construction manager.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News Students Travel to Mexico Branch Completes Renovation NEIAContinued from page 26 of Needs (PON),” sums up Drew. Burnell-Johnson Architects The initial design phase of this com-

and construction of an actual project. They Claremont, NH - North will gain extensive experience working with Branch has completed renovarecycled reclaimed and studies in reusing tion and system upgrades of local building materials. Site and field inthe historic Sugar River Mills formation will be gathered daily and docuin Claremont. mented in a daily journal and/or blog with The Sugar River Mills student sketches and photography along property, which once served with the student’s personal reflection of their as a textile mill in the 1800s, experience. In addition, weekly workshops offers 162 units of both affordin cultural learning such as Spanish, cooking able and elderly housing to the and local art are also offered. Internet and residents of Sullivan County. SKYPE services are provided for students Sugar River Mills townhouses The historic mill buildto continue their online course education. ings on the property consist of throughout construction. “Even though the actual building of the Grist Mill, the Ton-Tine Building, and Renovations to the M34 Building in- the community center is over a year away, the M34 Building. Seven six-unit town- cluded the replacement of all windows, a it is now time to buckle down and get serihouse complexes were added in the 1982 new roof, the replacement of skylights in ous,” said Drew. “My students have been conversion of the mill buildings into hous- two six-story atria, thermal envelope and working on this project for three semesters ing. heating control upgrades, and the installa- now and the ideas are piling up - it will be Working with design firm Burnell- tion of new forced hot water heating and great to see them unleashed.” “The plan is summer and fall 2012 Johnson Architects of Manchester, North air distribution systems. The roof renovacommercial design students will design for Branch performed several renovations and tion of this building required North Branch a targeted final site with a specific Program mechanical and electrical system upgrades to match its existing historic masonry to the units while they remained occupied parapet cap. All townhouses received new windows and energy-efficient lighting fixtures, upgraded thermal envelopes, as well as new attic insulation and siding. Four of Milford, MA - Barker Steel LLC, a the townhouse units received new standing provider of concrete reinforcing solutions seam roofing. based in Milford, introduced the US to the The heating plant in the Grist Mill Cobiax voided slab technology in Sepwas completely replaced with new high-ef- tember with its first use in the construction ficiency condensing boilers and an air han- of the new Miami Art Museum (MAM) dling unit. Upgrades to the Ton-Tine Build- facility, currently being built in Florida in ing included insulation of the mechanical downtown Miami’s museum park. pipework and replacement of interior light Cobiax is a reinforcing concrete system that utilizes 100% recycled plasfixtures. The Grist Mill

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Holiday Inn Improvements Completed Cutler Completes WPI Renovations BKA Architects

Taunton, MA – When faced with the need to align the exterior image of its property with InterContinental Hotel Group’s current Holiday Inn brand standards, the Holiday Inn in Taunton embarked on an improvement project. BKA Architects was asked to develop construction documents that incorporated these brand standards and would guide the construction of the needed improvements. The 153,057sf Inn was Renovations included updating the portico at the main built 24 years ago, and as the entrance of the inn. architect of record, BKA Architects developed construction system and adding cornices, horizontal documents that reflected the design that ap- banding, and entry canopies at the entrancplied the concept’s current brand standards es to the function halls and health club. to the existing building. To provide an elegant entrance to The key elements for refreshing the the property, the drive-thru porte cochere, building’s exterior branding included re- or portico, at the main entrance was also surfacing the exterior insulated finishing updated.

Municipal Garage Completed

Portland, ME - Construction has been completed at the Cumberland County municipal parking garage in Portland. The project included selected demolition of two stairwells and a landing, and the installation of new, galvanized steel stairways and landing. The project was completed by Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors of Raymond, N.H., under contract with Precision Welding and Fabrication of Westbrook, Maine.

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Worcester, MA - Cutler Associates has completed the repairs and renovations to the mansard and roof structures at historic Washburn Hall at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The timber-frame building has brick masonry, a slate-clad mansard, and slate roof. The primary components of the project were reroofing, replacement of wood trim and mouldings, masonry repair, and window replacement. In order to safely execute the project, the entire building was staged up to the top of the belfry. Because pedestrian and vehicular access needed to be maintained around the building, the staging was enclosed so that all demolition and rework would be completed within the enclosure. As part of the roofing replacement, existing slate at the roof and the mansard was removed and replaced. All copper and lead copper flashings were replaced. Flat seam copper roofing was installed at dormers and corner cupolas The belfry, which holds WPI’s symbolic arm-and-hammer weather vane, was structurally reinforced and the copper roof replaced. Detailed shop drawings were created to allow for the duplication and replacement of the exterior wood trim and moldings at the main building tower. Select portions of the masonry façade were reconstructed and structurally reinforced. This included the installation of helical anchors that were installed as part of the reconstruction of the corners of

The belfry was structurally reinforced and the copper roof replaced. the brick tower from the base of the wall up to the roof level. In order to have the masonry repairs match the existing construction, much of the existing brick was salvaged and reused. Because the brick was not of standard brick dimensions, each new brick had to be individually cut to size. Hoffman Architects Inc. was the project architect.

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High-Profile Feature: InterGen


Diversified Project Management Spotlight: InterGen

urlington, MA - Diversified Project Management (DPM), a Newtonbased owner’s representative, recently completed the renovation and relocation of InterGen, a leading global power generation firm with power plants on four continents, into its new headquarters at 30 Corporate Drive in Burlington. InterGen’s new location houses nearly 100 employees and consists of approximately 35,000sf of space. Features include a data center, full service kitchen, and multiple state-of-the-art conference spaces complete with video conferencing, to facilitate its global operations & communications. To demonstrate its commitment to sustainable practices and corporate responsibility, InterGen chose to pursue LEED certification for its new offices. The space, including all equipment and finishes, will meet or exceed the rigorous requirements of the USGBC for the pending LEED CI Certification. This certification will be made possible by a collaborative team effort and several measures employed during the design and construction phases. Some of these measures include: extensive natural daylighting; low emitting, low, or non-toxic adhesives, sealants, insulation, and paints; high recycled content and locally sourced materials; and high-efficiency lighting and HVAC equipment with increased ventilation. Continued on next page

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High-Profile Feature: InterGen Continued from previous page An aggressive indoor air quality and waste management program was implemented during construction, limiting dust, toxins, and particulates from bonding to permanently installed absorptive materials and to document environmentally responsible debris disposal. Additionally, InterGen elected to pursue enhanced commissioning (a LEED credit) to ensure efficient operation of its energy related systems and ultimately reduce operations and maintenance costs. DPM provided InterGen with comprehensive project management oversight, beginning with support throughout the site selection, due diligence, and lease evaluation phases to ensure that the new facility would meet its growth and production needs, while exemplifying its sustainability mission. Also included was the engagement of the design and construction teams, along with other specialty consultants, evaluation of cost estimates, and review of all programming, design, and construction documents as well as FF&E and move management services. DPM project executive John Waitkunas, along with project manager, Liz Dalton, and assistant project manager, Callie O’Brien, coordinated all activities of the project team to ensure a seamless transition into the new headquarters. Landlord CBRE was represented by leasing agent, Kerry Olson Hawkins, and InterGen was represented by Brooks Murphy and Brian Morrissey of Jones Lang LaSalle.

The first-class work environment incorporates environmentally responsible design elements. Visnick & Caulfield Associates principal Jeff Seltzer led the design effort in creating InterGen’s high performance space. He worked closely with LEED consultants Guy Compagnone and Courtney Borelli of Chapman Construction/Design to achieve the firm’s ideal of a sustainable, low-impact, green design to fit the ClassA space. The project team was rounded out by Structure Tone Inc.; construction managers WB Engineers|Consultants; A/V consultants Smith Curl Electronic Communication Solutions; Union Office Furniture; The Signworks Group and Joyce Paulson Fine Arts.

“It has been a privilege to work with InterGen again, helping them to create a first-class work environment for their staff while incorporating environmentally responsible design elements,” said Bob Keeley, president of Diversified Project Management. DPM partnered with InterGen and Visnick & Caulfield in 2002 to deliver the first LEED Silver project in the state of Massachusetts. “I wasn’t with InterGen during DPM’s initial engagement in 2002 but was well aware of the project’s success,” said Peter Capodilupo, InterGen’s VP of human resources. “It was without question to bring them on board for a second time and we had no regrets. Their team of professionals listened to our needs and brought us comprehensive research to help us make informed decisions regarding nearly every aspect of the project. We could not have done it without them.”


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High-Profile Feature: Union Crossing

Eckman Renovates Union Crossing


awrence, MA - The first residents will soon be moving into the former Southwick Clothing Mill in Lawrence. Eckman Construction of Bedford, N.H. is converting the former mill building on Island Street, originally built in 1916, to residential and commercial use. This is the first phase of a mixed-use development, known as Union Crossing. Plans ultimately call for 400,000sf of new and

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renovated spaces in the mill complex. This project was completed in October and contains 60 apartments, a day care, commercial space, and several community spaces. The apartments consist of a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Tenants are subject to income restrictions; a lottery process was held in September to choose from the tenant applications received.

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Under construction The Eckman team worked with the project owner — Lawrence Community Works, a local nonprofit community development corporation affiliated with Neighborworks—for over two years on preconstruction services. Eckman has completely renovated the five-story building, including new electrical, plumbing, and heating systems. Historic features of the mill, including the brick façade and the original hardwood floors, remain. Those floors were repaired and finished to a gleam, including the fifth floor, where the wood had been covered with asphalt. In a few areas of the building where the condition of the floors was beyond saving, replacement oak floors were installed. Window replacement as well as masonry repairs on one side of the building was complicated by its close proximity to the Merrimack River. There is essentially no space between the building and the riverbank, so all exterior work on that façade had to be done from swing staging.

Hallway An array of solar panels was installed on the roof of the building, which will provide power to the building. Architect for the project was Coldham & Hartman Architects of Amherst.

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oston - Since 1847, the Mariners House has been operated by the Boston Port & Seamen’s Aid Society as a respite for seafarers and their families. The large, five-bay brick structure located in Boston’s historic North End is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and consists of three full stories plus garret above grade, and an extended rear ell of four full stories. Recurrent water leaks have plagued the Mariners House for nearly a decade, especially during the winter months. Damage included water stains on ceilings and in dormer window wells, failed drywall joints and paint finishes, and waterlogged 800 Huntington Avenue drywall that requires frequent repair Boston - Mayor Thomas M. Menino tington Avenue and will be developing the and replacement. joined members of the The Beal Compa- site. The existing two-story building will The professionals at Eagle Resnies and Mass Eye and Ear to celebrate the be renovated and redeveloped into a three toration & Contracting removed and groundbreaking of 800 Huntington Avenue story, 90,000sf complex with a glass façade reinstalled the original slate roof on at the crossroads of Mission Hill and the that will improve the pedestrian experience the front plane of the roof and associMariners Hous in North Square Longwood Medical Area. along Huntington Avenue. The new build- ated dormers. In keeping with period The new development will be oper- ing will be situated at a bend in the road details, new copper flashing was installed front elevation. All wooden elements were Beginning in 1847, the Mariners House hasand been operated by with the Bost primed painted in accordance ated by Mass Eye and Ear and house outpa- and will be a prominent new addition to the at dormer valleys and roof ridges, as well the specifications, and the end result fully tient clinics and surgical facilities. view from Brigham Circle. as new, modified dormer window sill flashSociety as a respite for seafarers and restored their families. The large, five-bay the beauty and authentication of “Mass Eye and Ear’s $75 million In addition to Mass Eye and Ear’s ing aprons. the historic property on Boston’s Freedom facility will create another 125 construc- planned medical uses, the projectBoston’s will have historic Northof End is involved listed on the National Register of Histori Other aspects the job tion jobs and 70 permanent jobs in this key a ground floor optical shop, café, and ap- repairing, prepping, priming, and painting Trail. According to George F. Sennott, Jr., industry,” said Mayor Menino. “Boston’s proximately 150 garaged parking spaces. three fullwooden stories plus garret above and an extended rear ell of f window units and entrance doorsgrade, president of Eagle Restoration & Contracthospitals and medical institutions are the The building is expected to open in Octo- on the front elevation, including associated ing, “It was a privilege to perform this backbone of our economy, and I am excit- ber 2012. trims and wooden sills. Eagle also replaced multi-disciplined, historical project with The problem: Recurrent water leaks ed they are thriving and expanding in our The project architect is Tsoi/Kobus 15 windows with new wooden ones and re- have plagued the Mariners House city.” & Associates, and Suffolk Construction is paired missing or damaged mortar on the our own forces, to the owner’s complete satisfaction.” included water stains on especially during the winter months. Damage The Beal Companies owns 800 Hun- the construction manager.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

JMB Completes Hospital Project

Winchester, MA – J. & M. Brown Company, Inc. (JMB) of Jamaica Plain, has recently completed the electrical construction of Winchester Hospital’s Cancer Care Center. The 40,000sf project entailed complete removal and reconstruction of the hospital’s existing second floor. In addition, JMB’s project parameters required demolition and renovation of an adjacent, existing Photo by Blind Dog Photography 14,000sf two-story structure Winchester Hospital’s Cancer Care Center. and electrical construction of the facility. The 12-month phased construction was provided while the exist- oncology bay, which features dedicated individual overhead speakers and DVD ing facility remained fully operational. capabilities. J. & M. Brown’s comprehensive The Winchester Cancer Care Center scope included installation of the facility’s project, designed by Steffian Bradley Arprimary and emergency power systems, chitects of Boston, is seeking LEED Gold new fire alarm system, nurse call system, Certification from the USGBC (US Green tel/data installations, and low voltage lightBuilding Council). Electrical and mechaning control system. In addition, the longical systems were coordinated and installed standing NECA contractor provided instalutilizing a BIM platform via AutoCAD lations related to the historic restoration Revit. and preservation of an attached three-story Other members of the project team historic 4,000sf portion of the building. are GC: A.J. Martini, Winchester; architect: This included installing a new 1200amp, Steffian Bradley Architects of Boston, and, 480/277volt power service to the facility EE: R.W. Sullivan Engineering, Boston. and a 400amp 480/277volt service to the JMB Division - Spectrum Integrated Techfacility’s existing tenant. nologies provided the tel/Data network JMB’s tel/data division, Spectrum J&M Brown Company is also underIntegrated Technologies, provided teleway with electrical construction of Wincom installations under separate contract, chester Hospital’s adjacent ambulatory surincluding TV/video installations for the gery center project.

Campanelli Completes Med Center

Hingham, MA – Campanelli Construction of Braintree announced the completion of 2 Pond Park, a ground-up project in Hingham. Led by Perry South Shore Development, LLC, an A.W. Perry affiliate, the 78,300sf medical building was developed at the entrance of the South Shore Park at Derby Street and Route 3 and will house the South Shore Hospital Center for orthopedics, spine, and sports medicine. 2 Pond Park is a full service medical facility boasting state of the art diagnostic imaging, including CT scans, RF, x-ray and MRI, laboratory services, exam rooms, six surgical suites, recovery areas, orthopedic services, and a future rehabilitation facility. The construction management was led by Campanelli Construction president, Jeff DeMarco and project executives Rus-

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Congress Companies Continues Bel Air Health Care Center Peabody, MA – The Congress Companies announced that the multi-phased, $17 million renovation of the 102,000sf Bel Air Health Care Center has successfully entered the third of six phases of construction. Through a custom-tailored and cost effective turnkey leaseback solution, Congress handled everything from construction, acquisition, and HUD financing, to the architecture, interior design, and engineering of the Bel Air project, including installation of interior furnishings and equipment. Projected for completion in March 2012, the Bel Air Health Care Center reno-

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vation will result in a fully furnished and equipped 102,000sf, 185-bed rehabilitation and nursing building to be leased by owner Milwaukee Health Care Properties I LLC to the nursing home operator. The Bel Air Health Care Center renovations were designed by Brommer Architects. Phase 1 of the renovation was completed at the end of April 2011. The building’s east wing was converted into 24 private rooms, and the lower level of the facility’s three-story tower was renovated with 16 new double patient rooms, a new lobby area, and a kitchen and laundry facilities upgrade. During this first phase, the building received a primary electrical up-

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grade and the installation of a new HVAC system, fire protection and alarm systems, nurse call systems, CCTV security systems, generator, telephone, CATV systems, wireless Internet, and flat screen TVs. In addition to the Phase 1 interior work, all exterior renovations were completed, including minor roofing repairs, the installation of new windows, new roof deck patio, siding, exterior doors, a new ambulance entrance, and a porte cochere. The entire facility parking lot and driveway were rebuilt with new sidewalks, curbing, and landscaping, and topped off with a brand-new facility sign.

Phase 2 was completed in September 2011 and approved for occupancy. This portion of the renovation created 26 additional private patient rooms in the building’s west, one-story wing. Phase 3 is now under way, with renovations beginning on one half of the middle floor of the three-story facility tower, scheduled to be completed by early November. The remaining wing of the middle floor and the top floor of the Tower will be completed in phases 4, five, and 6, with each renovation scheduled for two-month intervals, resulting in the March 2012 completion date.


November, 2011


High-Profile Feature: innoPad Headquarters

innoPad Completes New Headquarters


ilmington, MA - Dacon Corporation, Diversified Project Management, and innoPad, Inc., a manufacturer of polishing pads for use in chemical mechanical planarization, a critical process in semiconductor manufacturing, recently completed the build-out of a 28,220sf headquarters and manufacturing facility at 265 Ballardvale Street in Wilmington. Dacon designed, engineered, permitted, and built the space that consisted of 3,720sf of refurbished office and 24,500sf of production space. Challenges included infrastructure to accommodate soaking tanks, redistribution and enhancement to an existing HVAC system, electrical distribution, underground process piping, and new ceilings and finishes throughout. Campanelli Construction simultaneously completed the landlord’s base building improvements, managed by project executive, Ralph Perelis. InnoPad consolidated its grinding and buffing operations from a temporary


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Clean room manufacturing suite in Danvers and its former headquarters in Peabody. Owner’s representative, Diversified Project Management, provided innoPad with support throughout the site selection, due diligence, and lease evaluation phases to ensure the new facility would meet its growth and production needs. This included the engagement of the design and construction teams, along with other specialty consultants, evaluation of cost estimates, and review of all programming, design, and construction documents. Upon site selection, DPM provided project oversight and controls, including design management, comprehensive construction admin-

istration, FF&E procurement, and move planning services. Project Executive Pat Forbes, along with senior project planner, Jean Nuzzo, coordinated all activities of the project team to ensure a seamless tran-

sition into the new headquarters. Unique aspects of innoPad’s multiphased project included the specification, receipt, and installation of a 2,200sf class 10K clean room as well as a reverse osmosis water system. These elements, combined with the use of swing space to address a phased relocation schedule, presented a unique set of challenges.The result was the minimization of production downtime through the shutdown of the existing facility and the startup of the new facility in less than two weeks. The building, owned by Campanelli Companies, was represented by Campanelli’s director of leasing, Peter Brown, along with NAI Hunneman’s suburban leasing group led by Jim Thomson. The team includes James Boudrot, Dan Collins, Brendan Daly, Evan Gallagher, Stephen James, Devon Manfredonia, and Michael McCarthy. InnoPad was represented by Lenny Owens, executive vice president at McCall & Almy.

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November, 2011


High-Profile Feature: Congregation Beth El

Temple Renovation Phase 1 Complete Kaplan GC, Hajian Architects


ewton, MA - Kaplan Corporation, as general contractor, has completed the first phase of a $2.5 million, 32,700sf renovation and improvements program at the Congregation Beth El Temple in Newton. The project, which includes 13,900sf of renovations and 18,800sf of life safety and accessibility upgrades, is scheduled to be completed by February of 2012. Key features include temple renovations, a new sprinkler system, electrical system upgrades, and an elevator. The project architect is Hajian Architects.

Phase 1 includes work on the social hall, and Phase 2 is concentrated on the sanctuary. Other members of the project team included owner’s representative - Kaufman & Arnold; structural engineer - Arthur Choo Associates; MEP engineer - Merrimack Valley Corporation; electrical - Donnelly Electric, Inc.; plumbing: - Dan-Cel Company, Inc.; HVAC engineer – Merrimack Valley Corp (design-build); civil / site engineer - Schofield Engineering; and fire protection engineer - Lynco Fire Protection, Inc.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

The Albert Sherman Center Well Under Way Worcester, MA - The Albert Sherman Center will expand and unify the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Worcester campus, double its research capacity and support the school’s new learning-centered curriculum. This interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research and education facility will foster interaction and collaboration among scientists and promote innovation and synergies across disciplines. Owned and financed by the UMass Building Authority, the project provides 526,000 gsf of new construction that will include wet research space, clean rooms, research core space and administrative space. Programs located in the Albert Sherman Center will include the UMMS Advanced Therapeutics Cluster, comprising the RNA Therapeutics Institute, Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Gene Therapy Center; the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; and the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation. Existing departments may also be located here. Stephan Chait, director of capital projects at the UMass Building Authority, says, “This is a large and complex project with a very aggressive schedule. To meet the schedule, a fast track approach using Building Information Modeling (BIM) is being used. In this process, the fast pace of work cannot challenge or reduce the qualEdsel Ford Memorial Library Hotchkiss School • Lakeville, CT

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View of Albert Sherman Center from the main Quad ity of design or of construction.” “The Building Authority’s top priority is to provide the UMass Medical School with a high quality educational facility to support its mission.” he added. “The focus on quality started in the selection process for the design team and the CM at Risk. Building a high quality experienced team which includes the owner’s project manager, PMA Consultants; the design team, led by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge; the CM at risk, Suffolk Construction; and the commissioning


agent, WSP Flack and Kurtz; the Building Authority and the campus took essential steps toward having a high quality building. Thus far in the process this approach is paying off. The design is just about complete and the building is just about enclosed with interior work well under way.” John Baker, associate vice chancellor of facilities management at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, noted that “Wanting to capture the momentum and enthusiasm articulated in Governor Patrick’s 2008 Life Sciences Initiative,

the University of Massachusetts Medical School is investing in a state-of-the-art facility for the institution’s expanding worldclass research enterprise. At the same time, the Sherman Center provides additional educational space and amenities for the increased size of the medical school class and allows the university to further develop facilities for its center for experiential and simulation learning technologies.” Owner’s Rep Steve Rusteika, senior project manager at PMA Consultants LLC, said, “PMA greatly appreciates the opportunity to provide full service OPM services on this extremely important project, and to represent the University of Massachusetts Building Authority. As Chancellor Collins often says, the research to be undertaken in the Albert Sherman Center, and the potential results of that research, will change the future. PMA is happy to be part of that effort.” Arthur Cohen, FAIA LEED AP, a principal at ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, pointed out that “The Sherman Center creates a new center for campus activities facing the existing quad while giving the adjacent bio-research park along Plantation Street (where some of the medical school’s research is currently located) a presence that - to date - has not existed. Combined with the creation of a new Center for Experiential Learning and SimulaContinued on next page

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tion (CELS), Learning Communities, and a variety of research, multipurpose, meeting, dining, and assembly spaces, the new building not only creates a modern, distinctive image, but also fits within the context of the buildings that preceded it.” Arthur continued “One of the greatest challenges in designing a building for an academic institution is to create a flexible environment that can accommodate functional requirements for both existing and future needs. Through careful planning and organization of building elements, flexible laboratory casework systems, and easily accessible utilities, we believe we have created a building that will continue to evolve with the Medical School.” Shawn Seaman, project executive at Suffolk Construction, also Courtesy of © ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge pointed out that, “We utilized BIM View toward entry from third floor of atrium on this project to minimize potential penetrations six months early on the UMissues much earlier in the process, when design changes have a minimal im- ass Medical School’s Albert Sherman Cenpact to cost or schedule. The benefits of ter project. Early production and delivery the early implementation of BIM includes to the project site resulted in an easier inmore predictability in the building process, stallation process and significant cost savaccelerated schedules, more streamlined ings. Groundbreaking for the project was installation, fewer constructability change in Sept of 2009. Topping off was in June orders, and lower costs.” Working with ARC/Architectural 2011 and completion is slated for DecemResources Cambridge, BIM allowed the ber 2012. Suffolk project team to prefabricate beam

Project Team for Albert Sherman Center:

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Eckman Completes Reno Projects

Bedford, NH - Eckman Construction recently completed two renovation projects, adding an elevator to an academic building at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, and renovating the State of N. H. Graphic Services building in Concord. Both projects were delivered under design/ build contracts, where Eckman provided coordination for all design and construction activities for the owners. Gadbois Hall is the home of Saint Anselm College’s nursing program. It has four floors, and was built in 1968. Eckman built an addition large enough for a passenger elevator on one end of the building, relocating the ground floor building entrance and seamlessly converting former windows on the upper floors into the elevator entrances.

The State Graphic Services Building

Gadbois Hall at Saint Anselm College The brick exterior of the addition has an inset detail that mirrors the tall, narrow windows that flank it. Work inside the building also included the conversion of one restroom for handicap access. The project was accomplished during the summer, and complete before students returned to campus in August. The State Graphic Services Building on the corner of Hills Avenue and Storrs Street in Concord suffered extensive damage from a broken water main. The owner mitigated the water damage, and selected Eckman to complete the restoration, upgrades, and a stairway addition. The historic character of the building was maintained, with its granite sills and large windows. It was originally constructed in the 19th century near Concord’s large railroad station. It now contains offices, a large printing production area, and paper storage facilities.

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November, 2011


High-Profile: Awards

Sandywoods Farm Wins Award Tiverton, RI - Sandywoods Farm, an affordable, mixed-use agricultural/artists’ community in Tiverton, was honored with a merit award in the “Project of the Year: Best Reuse of Land” category at the Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas last week. This award recognizes development projects that have best repositioned land for multifamily use, and/or with specific attention to environmental issues. Present to accept the award was Douglas Kallfelz, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Donald Powers Architects. The project was developed by Church Community Housing Corporation. Sandywoods Farm has been recognized as a development model for rural communities that are struggling to: 1) combat sprawl while trying to encourage economic growth; 2) provide innovative

Designed by Donald Powers Architects

affordable housing options; and 3) foster sustainable arts communities as economic generators. This sustainable land development preserves 150 acres of farm land, with an additional 27-acre clustered community affordable housing, market-rate housing, commercial and mixed-use space all or-

The community includes clustered housing

ganized around the perimeter of the larger agricultural preserve. The first phase of the project is complete, providing 50 units of affordable artists’ housing that is 100% occupied, as well as a 9,000sf community “Grange Hall” building, art studio space for resident use, and a commercial village center consisting of three mixed-use buildings including gal-

lery space, retail, and a café – all encouraging residents to buy and sell their goods locally. Residents grow produce in community gardens, which will eventually be sold at an on-site produce market. A 250 kW on-site wind turbine is currently being erected, which will provide energy for the community.

2011 Preservation Achievement Awards On October 6, over 200 guests gathered at The Paramount Center to honor historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston at the 2011 Preservation Achievement Awards. The Alliance presented 12 awards

Sandywoods Farm is a model for rural communities.

for a range of projects including the restoration of the Brewer Fountain, the construction of the Art of the America’s Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the preservation of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, among others.

Yawkey Center Recognized

Boston - The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care project received special recognition in the 2011 Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Outstanding Project Awards. The project was recognized for its innovative foundation design. A cutting-edge cancer care facility housing Dana-Farber’s adult clinical care and clinical research programs, the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care is situated on a 198-ft by-186-ft lot sandwiched between several buildings in the heart of the densely populated Longwood Medical Area. Adjacent to the site is the Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) that provides power for nine million sf of occupied space in the medical area. In-situ ground vibration measurements showed that the plant’s generators created low frequency ground vibrations that would affect the performance of sensitive medical research equipment and provide an unacceptable environment for clinical care. GEI Consultants designed an Photo by Walsh Brothers innovative foundation and excavation Yawkey Center for Cancer Care starts support system to isolate the building seven levels below ground. from ground vibrations generated by the MATEP power plant. Designed the below-grade parking garage floors from to support the building on bedrock located the perimeter foundation walls. Thus, the up to 110 feet below ground surface, this 14-story Yawkey Center for Cancer Care is foundation system was isolated from the actually a 21-story free-standing structure surrounding soil by physically separating that starts seven levels below ground.


November, 2011


High-Profile: News

Preston Scott Cohen Designs Tel Aviv Museum

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Tel Aviv, Israel - The Tel Aviv Museum of Art began a week of festivities— including a concert, an architecture symposium, and a gala ceremony in the presence of Israeli President Shimon Peres—leading up to the November 2 public opening of its new freestanding concrete-and-glass Herta and Paul Amir Building. Designed by Preston Scott Cohen, the 195,000sf building adds an unprecedented work of contemporary architecture to the campus of the Museum—Israel’s principal institution of modern and contemporary art—and provides a new international landmark at the center of Israel’s cultural capital. On the inside, the Amir Building reveals that it is built around a spiraling, top-lit, 87-foot-high atrium known as the Lightfall, whose subtly twisting surfaces curve and veer up and down through the structure. There are five levels to the building—two above grade and three below— which twist from floor to floor to accommodate large, rectangular galleries within the compact, irregular site. The stairs and ramped promenades of the Lightfall serve as the surprising, continually unfolding vertical circulation through these floors, connecting the disparate angles of the galleries and allowing natural light to refract into the deepest recesses of the half-buried building.

November, 2011


High-Profile Feature: Callahan Multi-Project

The Generations Program at Autumn Glen


artmouth, MA - Callahan, Inc. recently completed The Generations Program at Autumn Glen, a 17,796sf addition to the existing assisted living facility. Autumn Glen is located in Dartmouth. Callahan Inc. was the construction manager and general contractor for the project. The Generations Program at Autumn Glen is a separate and secure residence designed for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other memory impairments. All aspects of the physical design and daily programming promote maximum independence within a comfortable and safe environment. Residents live in private or semi-private one- or two-bedroom apartments and enjoy a country kitchen, brain gym, group living and dining areas, and landscaped courtyards. Callahan, Inc.’s scope of work included all sitework, site improvements,

building construction, including obtaining all certificates of occupancy, and a fully operational facility. The building construction is slab on grade with a combination of wood and metal framing above. The addition’s life safety features include an addressable fire alarm panel with a radio box and fire suppression and are in accordance

Autumn Glen with NFPA 13 standards. The addition has an independent electrical and gas services.

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Water and fire protection were extended from the existing services.

Autumn Glen Project Team:

Owner: Northbridge Companies Architect: The Architectural Team General Contractor: Callahan, Inc. Owners Representative: Waypoint Construction Consultants Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting Landscape Architect: Stantec Consulting Interior Design: Currier & Associates, Inc. Structural Engineer: Michael E. Waterman, PE Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer: Wozny/Barber & Associates, Inc.

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November, 2011


High-Profile Feature: Callahan Multi-Project


Avita at Needham

eedham, MA - Callahan, Inc. recently completed the construction of Avita at Needham. Avita at Needham is a new 36,000sf wood frame assisted living facility specializing in the care of people with memory issues. This new state-of-the-art facility includes a commercial kitchen, four country kitchens, a beauty/ barber salon, brain gym, nurse’s stations as well as multiple meeting places and office space. Residents are housed in private or semi-private Photos by Lynn Marciarelli one or two bedroom apartments. The Landscaped courtyards at Avita at Needham exterior includes landscaped courtyards with sensory, meditation, and operational facility. The building construcworking gardens. tion is slab on grade with wood framing Callahan, Inc.’s scope of work in- above. The apartment building’s life safety cluded all sitework, site improvements, elements include an addressable fire alarm building construction, including obtaining system and an NFPA 13R fire suppression all certificates of occupancy, and a fully system.

Avita Memory Care Center Project Team:

Owner: Northbridge Companies Architect: The Architectural Team General Contractor: Callahan, Inc. Civil Engineering: Callahan, Inc. Landscape Architect: Stantec Consulting Interior Design: Currier & Associates, Inc. Structural Engineering: Michael E. Waterman, PE Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer: Wozny/Barber & Associates, Inc.

Stonebridge at Burlington


Stonebridge at Burlington urlington, MA - Construction is under way for Stonebridge at Burlington. Callahan, Inc. is the construction manager and general contractor for the new 95,000sf three-story wood-frame assisted living facility with a one-story wing specializing in patients with memory care issues. The new facility will include 85 assisted living units comprised of one- or twobedroom apartments. Residents will also enjoy a commercial kitchen, a country kitchen, beauty/barber salon, brain gym, nurses sta-

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tion, meeting areas, and office space. Callahan Inc.’s scope of work includes all sitework, site improvements, building construction, including obtaining all certificates of occupancy, and a fully operational facility. The building construction is slab on grade with wood framing above. The apartment building’s life safety elements include an addressable fire alarm system and an NFPA 13R fire suppression system. It is anticipated that the project will be completed in December of 2012.

Stonegate Project Team:

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November, 2011


High-Profile: People

PARE Personnel Announcements

Lincoln, RI - Pare Corporation (PARE), a multi-disciplinary engineering and planning firm, announced the addition of Carl J. Adamo, P.E. to its transportation division based in Lincoln; the addition of Gustavo “Gus” Raposo, P.E. to its civil division in Foxboro, Mass; and the promotion of Kevin Viveiros, P.E. to vice president. Adamo serves as a managing engineer with PARE’s transportation division. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a civil engineer on a variety of projects ranging from transportation facilities, water and sewer facilities, commercial and residential developments, recreational facilities, and other public and municipal projects. Raposo works from PARE’s Foxboro office serving as a senior project manager in the civil division. He brings more than 30 years of experience on site design and land development projects throughout southern New England.



Viveiros, manager of PARE’s bridge and structures group, was recently promoted to vice president with the firm. He has more than 25 years of structural engineering experience and has been with PARE for more than 22 years.


Tang Appointed Director

Boston - Roland Tang has been appointed to director of business developmen by Shawmut Design and Construction. In his new role, he will be tasked with establishing new relationships and reinforcing current partnerships in the academic sector. Formerly he served as the director of business development at Erland Construction and at ADD, Inc., He also served as marketing director at Ann Beha Architects. Tang

Bond Welcomes Marien

BOND recently welcomed Denise Marien to the company in the role of director of client development. In this position, she will be responsible for setting a strategic business development direction for the company working closely with the senior management team. Marien has more than 30 years of industry experience specifically in the business development, marketing and branding areas. Over her career,she has worked for three familyowned construction firms.


Parsons Brinckerhoff Personnel News

Boston - Thomas Kinton has been named senior aviation advisor at Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, he will serve as senior advisor for pursuit and delivery of aviation projects nationwide. He will also represent Kinton Parsons Brinckerhoff in the aviation industry and contribute to the firm’s strategic planning for aviation. Kinton served at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for 35 years. He served as director of aviation responsible for the operation of Boston Logan International Airport, Bedford’s Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. Kinton became CEO and executive director of Massport in 2006. As CEO, his priorities included the safety and security of Massport’s transportation facilities. In addition, he committed the agency to a new and aggressive agenda of customer service im-

provements and service expansions by air and sea to connect New England with major markets in the US and around the world. P a r s o n s Brinckerhoff also named Joseph Bryan a principal consultant Bryan in the Boston office. In his new position, he will lead the firm’s freight and logistics service area in the Americas. Bryan has more than 30 years of experience, with a broad background in freight operations and markets. He has been a leading contributor to the development of public and public-private freight planning in the US, working at the state and national levels. He has aided metropolitan planning organizations to research and characterize the patterns, distribution systems, operating requirements, and future needs of goods and services movement in their regions, and to prepare responsive strategies.


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Vision 3 Promotes Two

Providence, RI - Daniel Grady, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted at Vision 3 Architects to an associate of the firm. As an associate, he will play a key role in developing the direction and growth Grady of the firm as well as being responsible for multiple projects and client accounts. Vision 3 Architects also promoted James Hughes, AIA, LEED AP to corporate office team leader. He will be responsible

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for the management of all corporate office projects and will be involved in all phases from design, coordination of engineers and specialists, preparation of presentation drawings and construction documents, through Hughes construction administration. A LEED accredited professional, Hughes is responsible for the integration of energy conservation and sustainable design principles throughout the design process.

Desjardins Joins Boulos

Westbrook, ME - E.S. He will provide design Boulos Co., Inc. (ESB) of coordination for all projects that Westbrook announced that are constructed with a Building Arthur Desjardins has joined Information Modeling (BIM) the company in the position platform. In addition, Desjardins of electrical construction will provide CAD drafting and CAD designer/drafter/job codetailing for the firm’s prefabriordinator. cation shop in Lewiston. In the new position, he Prior to joining E.S. Bouwill support of ESB’s Comlos, Desjardins was an electrical Desjardins mercial Group on all ESB CAD designer and draftsperson projects that require 2D and at Hewett and Whitney Engi3D CAD electrical coordination drawings, neers. He has over 20 years of progresCAD as builds, and electrical construction sive experience with CAD and electrical CAD field design and drafting work. drafting and design work.

CBT Appointments

Boston - CBT announced a series of principal-level appointments in support of the firm’s growth and leadership transition plan. The 14 newly promoted employees practice across a wide spectrum of sectors including commercial, academic, urban design, hospitality, and residential for CBT clients domestically and internationally. Named as principals of the firm are Haril A. Pandya, AIA, LEED AP; Kishore Varanasi; Paul Viccica, AIA; and Eric Vogel. Named as associate principals are Joe Bettencourt;· John Carlson; Jackie McGee; Sharon Steinberg, AIA, LEED AP; Kathy McMahon; Dave Madson, LEED AP;·Phil Casey, AIA, LEED AP; Chad Reilly, AIA; Ken Lewandowski, AIA, LEED AP and Ellen Perko, AIA, LEED AP. “With these promotions, we are proud to recognize the leadership qualities and creative design talent demonstrated by the rising leaders in our firm,” said Richard Bertman, FAIA, LEED AP, a founding principal of CBT.




Boston - Robert MacLeod, president of Neoscape, announced the promotions of Rodrigo Lopez and Ryan Cohen. Lopez has been promoted to chief creative officer. He joined Neoscape in 2003 and Lopez was promoted to principal in 2007, adding creative director to his title in 2008. He will assume creative leadership across the Boston and New York studios and will serve as a steward for the Neoscape brand.

Cohen has been promoted to principal. As the director of the New York studio, he has built a dynamic culture and strong partnership with his team and clients alike. With Neoscape Cohen since 2005, Cohen has collaborated with some of the studio’s most prominent clients including Vornado, Related, HOK, Gensler, Perkins+Will, and Tiffany & Co.

McGillicuddy Joins Richard White

Newton, MA – Richard bolstering the firm’s social White Sons, Inc. announced the media presence, updating the addition of Sarah McGillicuddy in firm’s graphic identity, all pubthe role of director of marketing / lic relations materials, spearbusiness development manager. heading proposal strategy, McGillicuddy brings over fostering client relations, and eight years of A/E/C industry and generating and pursuing new marketing experience to the combusiness opportunities. pany. Prior to joining Richard In her new role she will foWhite Sons, McGillicuddy McGillicuddy cus on evolving Richard White worked as the marketing manSons’ brand, implementing comager at Walsh Brothers. prehensive communication strategies, Photo by Robyn Ivy.

Essex Adds Dumoulin

Westwood, MA - Essex Builders Corp. announced that Steve Dumoulin has joined the firm as assistant project manager. Dumoulin brings more than five years of construction/engineering experience to Essex Builders. His industry experience includes biotechnology, healthcare, office, educational, and multiVaranasi


N.E. Construction Hires Way

Rumford, RI - New England Construction announced the hiring of Raymond Way as project manager. Most recently Way spent four years as a project manager at Johnson & Wales University. In this capacity he was responsible for the management of capital projects ranging in size from $100,000 renovations up to the $44 million culinary arts building. He also served as the logistics operation chief for the emergency opera-

Two Promotions at Neoscape

tions Group. Prior to his career at Johnson & Wales, he was president and owner of Right Way Construction. In his new role at New England Construction, Way will manage the higher education and secondary education projects and meet the specific needs of customers in these markets.

residential projects. Prior to joining Essex, Dumoulin managed a diverse range work in the Boston area, which included: a manufacturing facility for Genzyme; three public schools in the Chelmsford public school system; and a new patient tower at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

White Hires Brown

Auburn, MA - R.H. White Companies, Inc., headquartered in Auburn, has hired Earl Brown, P.E. in its business development group. He will be representing WhiteWater Inc. and the R.H.White construction divisions and will concentrate on generating opportunities for contract operation, instal-

lation, repair, and maintenance in the water and wastewater treatment markets. Brown has over 20 years of experience in the industry as a representative of the Ducitle Iron Pipe Research Association.


Kolb Joins Jones Lang LaSalle

Boston - Jones Lang LaSalle announced that Jim Kolb has joined the firm’s construction team as senior vice president. He will focus on new business opportunities with clients on a variety of property types, and will be responsible for developing staff and executive oversight of select projects.


Kolb is a veteran of the commercial and design industry with over 25 years of experience throughout New England. Most recently he was general manager with The Middlesex Corporation. Previously he was vice president of administration for Columbia Construction Company, and senior vice president at Skanska USA.


November, 2011



Associated Subcontractors of America Thursday, December 1, 2011 Executive Roundtable Breakfast Meeting Westin Hotel, 70 Third Ave, Waltham, Mass. - 7:30 a.m. - Deluxe Continental Breakfast, 8 - 10 a.m. — Program - Back by popular demand! ASM’s Executive Roundtable is a rare opportunity to talk with fellow company owners and managers, in small groups, about the tough issues you face every day, and how best to deal with them – e.g., finding work, collecting payment, dealing with HR challenges, fine-tuning internal procedures, talking with architects, avoiding financial pitfalls, and more. To register: Visit www.associatedsubs. com.


- The Steel Fabricators of New England Annual Dinner Meeting December 8, 2011, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, Mass. The dinner meeting will feature a presentation by Resnick Associates that will focus on the areas of estate, business succession, and liquidity issues for the privately held business owner. Gor more information: ssfne.org.


High-Profile: Calendar NEWiRE BSLA Event

November 30, 2011 - 11:30 a.m. Intercontinental Boston Hotel , 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston. - New England Women in Real Estate will present “Paradigm Shifts and Lifestyle Trends in the New Economy: Impact on Real Estate Demand.” - As a leading authority on the integration of corporate real estate planning in conjunction with business strategic planning, Martha A. O’Mara, Ph.D., CRE, managing director of Corporate Portfolio Analytics, will discuss how changes in social values and the economy will impact how we will use real estate in the coming years. - Registration is free for NEWiRE members, $85 for nonmembers. - For further information, visit http:// www.newire.org/eventcalendar.aspx or call (617) 247-2346.


Save the date! December 8, 2011 Congress Unplugged for the Holidays Networking, cocktails, and charity raffle. Festive venue to be announced soon. For information: buildingcongress. org

Boston Society of Landscape Architects Sustainable Landscape Management -Thursday, November 3 - 6 p.m. reception - 6:30 program Arnold Arboretum Eric T. Fleisher, the director of horticulture at Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, will be describing the design and implementation of a sustainable landscape management program utilizing the highly utilized public spaces at Battery Park City and the campus at Harvard University as models. More information: http://www.bslaweb.org

Boston Architectural College

Student Lecture Series Creative Processes - Nov. 2 - Matthias Hollwich Re: Design (from crowd sourcing to a revolution in architecture) - Nov. 16 - Stefan Boublil The Considered Life The Apartment - Nov. 30 - Eric Höweler Means + Methods Lectures are held at 6 p.m. in Cascieri Hall. Open to the public


December 7, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Design Build Association will hold its Annual Meeting & Recognition Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham, Mass. For more information: dbinene.org


- The Air Conditioning Contractors of America, New England Chapter (ACCA) breakfast summit December 7, 2011, 8:00 am - 9:30 am Porter and Chester, Woburn, Mass. - The December 7 breakfast meeting will start with a continental breakfast and networking session hosted by Porter and Chester Institute, then move on to an ideas exchange where ACCA members can provide attendees with information about the issues the association is tackling that protect the HVAC contractors. All interested HVAC subcontractors are invited. There is no charge. For more information: accanewengland. org


- The Boston Society of Architects 2011 BSA Design Awards Gala January 26, 2012 Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston - This formal event will bring together hundreds of architects, contractors, engineers, owners, and other professionals to celebrate the best of New England’s design and construction industry. For more information: E: bsa@architects.org T: 617-951-1433 F: 617-951-0845

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High-Profile Monthly: November 2011  

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

High-Profile Monthly: November 2011  

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