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Suffolk Breaks Ground on MBTA Project...pg 9
Suffolk Breaks Ground on The Victor...pg 11
Beal Begins Mass. Eye and Ear Facility...pg 14
DBVW Selected for Theatre Restoration...pg 10
Alexandria Ctr Breaks Ground...pg 9
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Copley Place Expands- Simon PM Suffolk Breaks Ground on Millennium Place MCHC Builds New Sustainable Home- Suffolk CM Caprioli Painting: A New England Success Story 2011 Marks the 45th Anniversary of G. Greene Construction Groundbreaking on Berklee College Facility AIA Connecticut Awards Plus Life Sciences, Educational, and Healthcare Facilities, Multi Residential, Facilities News, People, Calendar and more...
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Boston - David J. MacKenzie, after a long and distinguished career in academia, government, and the law, recently retired from his leadership role in one of the most robust building booms in the history of the University of Massachusetts. As executive director of the UMass Building Authority over the past seven years, David MacKenzie MacKenzie oversaw over 50 completed and ongoing major construction projects at UMass campuses worth over $1 billion,
Frank Callahan, president of the 75,000-member Massachusetts Building Trades Council, joined a select working group of state and local leaders who met with President Obama in November at the White House. The White House American Jobs Act Working Group sorted through and promoted policies intended to put millions of Americans back to work through badly needed investments in transportation, education, and utility infrastructure.
including dormitories, parking garages, academic buildings, scientific laboratories, power plants, and athletic facilities. “I believe my mission at UMass has President Obama and President Callahan been accomplished, and I’m looking forWashington, D.C. ward to a full retirement,” said MacKenzie. “It has been a great privilege for me to serve the people of Massachusetts for 32 years in a number of positions in state government. Not everyone gets the opportunity to work with so many dedicated people who work hard every day to make the Commonwealth a better place for all of Cambridge, MA - The employees of By delivering a toy this December, us. I am very grateful that over the years, I Thomas G. Gallagher Inc. (TGG) are de- you will also deliver a message of hope that have been allowed the freedom to develop termined that no child in the Greater Bos- will assist them in becoming responsible, creative solutions to many of the state’s ton community will go without a toy this productive, patriotic citizens. difficult social and political problems.” Christmas. Volunteers at the company are enlisting the help of clients, industry colleagues, neighbors and friends to donate new, unwrapped toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and to drop highly ranked by employees in the spethe toys at their Cambridge office drop site cial top 10 lists in the “Manager” category. by Thursday, December 15th. With hunThe construction management firm dreds of toys already collected, TGG is was honored as a company that provides well on the way to putting smiles on a lot career development opportunities, corof faces. porate social responsibility initiatives, Designated Toys for Tots bins are and innovative technologies that help ready for these much-needed donations at employees work smarter. TGG’s office located at 109 Smith Place in This marks Suffolk’s third year to Cambridge MA (02138). Drop offs are welbe featured on the prestigious list. come from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.
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Boston - Suffolk Construction has been named one of the “Top Places to Work” in Massachusetts in an annual employee-based survey project by The Boston Globe. Suffolk was recognized as one of the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions about direction, execution, managers, career, conditions, and pay and benefits. Suffolk ranked 22nd within the “Medium Employer” category, and was
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The AIA Connecticut Design committee announced winners in the 2011 Design Awards program, a comprehensive program that recognizes design excellence in projects in Connecticut or by Connecticut architects. The winners were: • Built Projects - Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School, Bloomfield, Conn. by Tai Soo Kim Partners, Architects, Hartford; Hillside Research Campus, Cold
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BOMA Honors Thomas Coates
Stoneham, MA - Thomas Coates, regional director of asset services at Building Technology Engineers (BTE), has been named the 2011 Executive Engineer of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). This honor was part of the annual BOMA Awards program, which recognizes the best buildings and real estate managers and service providers in the Greater Boston area. “Tom Coates has been involved in virtually every area of the BTE business for the past two decades and is an integral part of our team,” stated Jim Lane, regional vice president of BTE. Coates oversees and supports preventive maintenance programs for over 30 million sf of critical environments and commercial office buildings. He has been in the forefront of a number of important sustainability initiatives, managing the LEED application process for several buildings and implementing a LEED train-
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ing program for BTE staff and clients. He has been a strong supporter of BOMA Boston, sitting on the organization’s board, serving as chair of its engineering committee, and serving as an instructor for engineering courses.
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Chicago - Design Examples V14.0 and Shapes Database V14.0, as well as reference lists contained in the latest edition of the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, are now available for free downloading. This updated version of Steel Construction Manual Design Examples includes additional examples of composite design that provide detailed application of the expanded provisions in Chapter I of the 2010 Specification. Shapes Database V14.0 has been
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Things appear to be looking up for the real estate construction industry in 2012. Forecasts recently released by a number of highly respected industry experts generally agree that commercial construction should lead the industry in a pattern of slow but steady growth throughout the new year. The 2012 Dodge Construction Outlook released by McGraw-Hill Michael Barnes Construction in October predicted that commercial construction could grow by as much as 8% – with warehouses and hotels experiencing the most growth. This was backed up by a Reed Construction Data report that forecast 5% growth in 2012 and increasing to 8.5% in 2013. There was a growing consensus that the leading commercial construction growth areas would be in warehouses, hotels/motels, multi-family residential, deferred maintenance, and job growth centers
such as in the technology and energy industry centers. Of course, not all forecasts are as optimistic. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2012 economic forecast for the commercial and industrial industry was for a 2.4% increase in nonresidential commercial spending. The ABC forecast issued in November said an analysis of construction trends indicates 2012 will be “a year of gradual progress as advances in private construction are partially offset by ongoing declines in publicly financed construction.” A somewhat rosier forecast was released at the same time by the National Association of Realtors which noted that “commercial real estate markets have been relatively flat this year, but improving fundamentals mean a more positive trend is expected in 2012.” Overall, our most respected prognosticators are saying the trend is up overall and better days are head. Happy New Year!
The Hazards of PCBs in Caulk
by Ron Peik In recent decades, some products that have been beneficial in solving construction problems eventually proved to be hazardous. Lead paint, asbestos, and PCBs are just three of them. Most recently, PCBs have entered the public spotlight as a health hazard when on April 14, 2011 the EPA ordered its most far-ranging set of regulations regarding the removal or containment of PCBs. PCB-containing caulk deteriorates over time and In the 1950s polychlorinatturns into a health hazard. ed biphenyls (PCBs) were introduced to the world as the ultimate meat and dairy products from contaminated in lubricating fine machinery and the best animals. Another way is through PCBs in binding agent in caulk ever developed. In building materials. As PCB-containing the ’60s and ’70s, PCB caulking was used caulk deteriorates over time, it breaks down extensively around windows and masonry and turns to dust which can be inhaled or joints in industrial, commercial, and insti- ingested. Workers who are renovating tutional buildings. While still permitted buildings or replacing windows that contain in some electrical machinery, PCBs were PCB caulking are at a very high risk of conbanned in 1979 for virtually all other ap- tamination. Exposure is cumulative, so even plications. small exposures over time can lead to health Low-level contamination is still wide- problems. According to the EPA, PCBs afspread in both our indoor and outdoor en- fect the immune, reproductive, nervous, and vironments. One way people are exposed endocrine systems. Plus they are potentially to PCBs is by eating contaminated food cancer-causing if they build up in the body such as fish that swim in polluted waters, or over long periods of time. Alpine Environmental has had 20 years of success in lead paint treatment. The protocols for the safe removal and disposal of PCBs are similar. We now perform the safe remediation of PCBs as discovered by industrial hygienists and use project specific plans approved by the EPA. Please call us at 877-527-4040 for further information. Ron Peik is president of Alpine There are protocols for the safe removal and disposal of PCBs Environmental.
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Suffolk Breaks Ground on MBTA Project Teams with AECOM, and Arrowstreet Architect
Rendering of Biogen buildings
Cambridge, MA - Biogen Idec’s plans to move executive offices from Boston to Cambridge took a step forward recently, with Alexandria Real Estate Equities and Boston Properties breaking ground on two buildings included in what is planned to be an estimated $500 million in construction, encompassing 1.73 million-sf of buildings on 11 acres in East Cambridge. The project’s progress keeps the biotech giant on track for the scheduled completion in 2013. Alexandria’s building at 225 Binney St. will be about 307,000sf spread among six stories. The Boston Properties building will be 190,000sf at 17 Cambridge Center. The move is expected to put Biogen’s business operations in closer proximity to its R&D activities that are already housed in Kendall Square. Biogen, the world’s largest maker of drugs for multiple sclerosis, will occupy the first building in the new development, called Alexandria Center at Kendall Square.
Rendering of the new MBTA Revere Transit Facility & Streetscape project
Revere, MA - Suffolk Construction was recently awarded the $15.3 million design-build contract for the MBTA Revere Transit Facility & Streetscape project located in Revere. The 21,000sf project will feature construction of a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge over Ocean Avenue, an elevated plaza deck above Wonderland MBTA Station, a central plaza, and an at-grade pedestrian crossing over Revere Beach Boulevard. Various park improvements will also be part of the project. Suffolk recently broke ground on the MBTA Revere Transit Facility & Streetscape project, which will provide
safer and more convenient pedestrian connections between Wonderland Station, adjacent neighborhoods, and historic Revere Beach. The project will include new elevated walkways, two new stairways connecting the sidewalks on both sides of the project and the outbound platform to the elevated areas, and two new elevators to provide accessible connections between the sidewalks, transit station, and elevated plazas and walkways. Suffolk’s design-build partner is AECOM, and Arrowstreet is the design architect as well as consultant for the
project’s owners. The MBTA station will remain operational throughout construction. The Suffolk project team will coordinate site access without disruption to pedestrian and vehicle traffic, as well as historic Revere Beach. Funding for the project came from a $20 million TIGER Grant (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) from the United States Department of Transportation awarded to the City of Revere. Only 54 projects were funded throughout the United States.
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Steel-Raising Ceremony at Husson U DBVW Selected for Theatre Restoration Winton Scott Architects - AlliedCook GC
Bangor, ME - Husson University marked the start of work on an $11 million Living and Learning Center with a “steelraising” ceremony. Instead of a traditional groundbreaking ceremony, guests had an opportunity to sign a piece of steel that will be displayed in the lobby when the building’s complete. The planned five-story multi-purpose building will include experiential learning spaces, classrooms, faculty offices, and suite-style living space for 245 students. The architectural firm for the project is Winton Scott Architects of Portland, and AlliedCook of Scarborough is the contractor. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2012.
Holyoke, MA The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) Victory Theatre announced that after a competitive selection process it has chosen Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects (DBVW) as the architects for the Victory Theatre restoration. DBVW, based in Providence, R.I., is an award-winning full-service architectural firm that specializes in the preservation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. The steel beam is raised to mark the start of The company recently completed the Husson University’s Living and Learning Center. restoration of the historic Stanford White Theatre at the Newport Casino in Newport R.I. In addition to its work at the Casino
Commodore to Build Out Brightcove Elkus Manfredi Architects
Boston - Commodore Builders of Newton has been awarded the build-out of Brightcove’s 82,000sf headquarters on the waterfront in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District. Brightcove is a digital media firm and cloud content services company. Construction began in November on the third and fourth floors of the Atlantic Wharf building, overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Fort Point Channel. This marks Commodore’s third proj-
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HUD Community Grants
Washington, D.C. - US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling nearly $96 million. The goal of HUD’s Sustainable Communities Grants is to help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation. The funds are awarded to communities, large and small, to address local challenges to integrating transportation and housing. In Connecticut, the town of Mansfield was awarded $610,596 and the city of Stamford received $1,105,288.
In Massachusetts, the grants included the city of Boston - $1,865,160; the Monttachusett Regional Planning Commission in Fitchburg - $129,500; and the city of Worcester - $930,000. In New Hampshire, the Nashua Regional Planning Commission received $3.37 million and the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority in Bedford was awarded $1 million. The grant for the Rhode Island Division of Planning was $1.93 million. The Vermont Northwest Regional Planning Commission in St. Albans received $480,000. and the Two RiversOttauquechee Regional Commission in Woodstock was awarded $540,000.
BOND Tops OFF BU Project
Boston - On October 28th, Boston University, BOND (construction), and Bruner Cott (architect) were joined by Mayor Menino to celebrate the “toppingoff” of Boston University’s East Campus Student Services Center at 100 Baystate Road. Upon completion, the 122,000sf structure will house state of the art dining services and a new home for career services and the educational resource center. Construction of the estimated $50 million student services cen- BOND CEO Ed Bond, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, ter is currently two weeks ahead and BOND director of operations Kevin Cooke sign of schedule and plans to open in the beam just before it was hoisted to the top of the June of 2012. Boston University East Campus Student Service The center’s first two floors Center. will be dedicated to dining faciliter and professional advising office, office ties and the upper four floors will of student programs and leadership, eduhouse offices for student services. Six academic service centers will be cational resource center and the office of relocated into the new facility including: career services. the writing center, academic advising cen-
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Working with ‘This Old House’ Alpine Environmental Removes Mold
At Alpine Environmental, it’s always exciting to get a call from our friends at “This Old House.” We have partnered with them on several lead paint projects in the recent past, so we were eager to help when they called about a new episode. An attic had become coated with dangerous mold. If the problem wasn’t corrected soon, the result could be health problems for the occupants and structural damage to the building. Unlike lead paint, PCBs, and most other environmental hazards, mold is naturally occurring and found almost every- At the “This Old House” Auburndale project site, the where. But with the right com- crew removes lead-painted trim from a porch exterior. bination of factors, it can wreak havoc on buildings and their oc“Ask This Old House” crew at the site. cupants. Roof and plumbing leaks, ground After setting up containment, we went to water, inadequate insulation, or improper work eradicating the mold with our dry ice ventilation can all cause mold growth. blaster. Dry ice blasting uses high velocity Mold causes structural damage and can also dry ice pellets to literally blow the mold off cause respiratory problems and other seri- of the structure (much like sandblasting). ous health issues for building occupants. It’s the fastest and most complete method Once a mold problem exists, it is essential for removing mold in situations like this, that it is corrected properly and safely. Im- leaving the wood looking almost like new proper work practices can result in the un- and preventing any further damage. With intended and expensive consequence of the the mold gone and the ventilation fixed, the mold contamination spreading throughout homeowners no longer needed to worry the building and also causing health issues about the unhealthy environment and strucfor the workers and building occupants. tural damage that the mold was causing. We met up with Tom Silva and the
Suffolk Breaks Ground on The Victor ADD Inc Architect
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l-r: Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish, MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis, Governor Deval Patrick, MassDOT Secretary of Transportation and CEO Richard Davey, and Simpson Housing Vice President Patrick McMahon. Boston - Suffolk Construction recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Victor, a 12-story, 377,000sf residential tower consisting of 286 new apartments. Located at 95 Haverhill Street, the $92 million project will also include 17,000sf of retail space and a three-story, above-grade parking garage with 138 spaces. The Victor, which will be constructed over a portion of both an MBTA tunnel and the Thomas P. O’Neill I-93 tunnel, is expected to create 400 construction jobs as well as additional jobs through its future retail tenants. Building amenities will include two rooftop lounges, a 3,000sf health club with
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Boston - Suffolk Construction, Inc. of Boston recently joined Mayor Thomas Menino and Millennium Partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Millennium Place III, a 15-story, 390,000sf residential tower in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood. The $220 million project includes $135 million of hard construction costs and is comprised of 256 units with one, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, 9,700sf feet of retail space Birds eye rendering of Millennium Place III on the ground floor, and 125 below-grade parking spaces. Downtown Crossing area. “Today we are celebrating the groundThe developer is Millennium Partners, breaking on a capstone project in the revi- and Handel Architects of New York is the talization of lower Washington Street that architect. The project will be designed and will put 450 construction workers back on built to achieve LEED Silver certification. the job,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The residential tower will be the “Millennium Partners’ $220 million private third and final phase of Millennium Partinvestment will transform a parking lot into ners’ mixed-use campus in downtown Bosan active mixed-use destination. Hundreds ton. The first two phases of Millennium’s of new residents will add to the vibrancy of development consists of the Ritz Carlton Downtown Crossing.” Hotel and Towers. When completed in fall 2013, the Suffolk is also managing construcnew building will replace an underutilized tion for The Kensington project, a 27-story, parking lot and occupy a full city block 381-unit residential tower located nearby that spans Washington Street, Avenue de on Washington Street. Lafayette, Harrison Avenue Extension, The construction management firm and Hayward Place. Construction of the recently completed construction on the resresidential tower is expected to add 450 toration and rebuilding of the neighboring construction jobs, and will significantly Boston Opera House and Suffolk Univercontribute to the revitalization of the sity’s Modern Theatre.
Copley Place Expands
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Boston - The BRA board unanimously approved the expansion of Copley Place, a $500 million private investment that will put 1,700 construction workers back on the job. The new project will build on the strengths of the existing Copley Place complex at Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. with dynamic mixed-use development. The expansion includes 75,000sf of new retail, restaurant space, and a public atrium. A 40,000sf will be made to the existing 115,000sf Neiman Marcus retail space, and 670,000sf of new residential space will be constructed. Approximately 785,000 of new square footage will be added to the existing building. The approximately 318 residential units will be housed in a 47-story tower, which will be the tallest residential building in Boston at 625 feet. The developer, Simon Property Group, will create 48 new affordable housing units, including 10 on-site, 35 home ownership units off-site at 88 Wareham Street, and three other units, possibly on-site. The existing building at Copley Place consists of parking, three levels of retail, and seven floors of office space. The new design will transform the brick-
paved plaza entrance to Neiman Marcus into a multi-story atrium with a glass façade welcoming pedestrians into an indoor garden and channeling visitors to the retail stores. Simon Property Group has committed to developing a landscaping plan for the Southwest Corridor Park that incorporates active uses along with a $250,000 contribution to the park. The developer has also committed up to $1 million towards new public art and $250,000 to the Friends of Copley Square. The project will generate approximately $7.2 million in annual property tax revenue and is expected to break ground in fall 2012 with an estimated construction time of three years. The development team includes developer Simon Property Group, development project manager Collaborative Partners, Elkus Manfredi Architects, permitting consultants Epsilon Associates, and legal counsel Rubin and Rudman LLP. Copley Place was built on air rights parcels above the Mass Pike in the early 1980s, and helped to bridge the South End and Back Bay.
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Healthcare Build-Out Completed Campanelli CM
Westwood, MA - Campanelli Construction of Braintree announced the completion of Steward Health Care System’s 101,000sf turn-key build-out at 30 Perwal Street in Westwood. 30 Perwal Street was converted from a warehouse, R&D, office building to 100% office to meet Steward’s specifications on a very tight timeline. The renovation encompassed Interior view of the newly renovated space 101,000sf and was completed within six months, including design and pera virtual intensive care unit, allowing docmitting. tors to monitor critical data 24x7 across the The newly renovated space includes entire Steward network.
Tufts ‘Hospital of the Future’ Expands
Springfield, MA - MassDevelopment has issued a $25 million tax-exempt bond and $20 million tax-exempt lease on behalf of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, that serves as the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. The bond proceeds will be used to finish and equip a new emergency department and support areas in the ongoing “Hospital of the Future” project on Baystate’s main campus. Lease proceeds will go toward acquiring medical and nonmedical equipment, including equipment for patient care and monitoring, imaging, information technology, and surgical equipment for the
hospital project. JP Morgan Chase Bank purchased the bond, and Bank of America Public Capital Corp. purchased the lease. Baystate Medical Center, a 659-bed facility with 57 bassinets, is the only Level 1 trauma center in western Massachusetts, treating the most critical patients in the region. The “Hospital of the Future” project is construction of a new 600,000sf facility, featuring a state-of-the-art heart and vascular center and single patient rooms with ample natural light, modern amenities, and comfortable space for family members and visitors.
Nauset Breaks Ground on Health Ctr.
(l-r) Robert Burr, president, College Street Partners; Mark Laroche, VP of operations, SunBridge Healthcare; Christine Baldini, administrator, Hathorne Hill Rehab Ctr; Wayne Marquis, Danvers town manager, Ted Speliotis, Mass. state representative; Kristopher Tiernan, project manager, JSA Architects; Ray Thivierge, chief development officer, Sun Healthcare; Jon Teixeira, project manager, Nauset Construction; Scott Southwick, project superintendent, Nauset; Brad Evans, Sr. VP of operations, SunBridge.
Danvers, MA - Nauset Construction Corporation has broken ground on a 72,000sf healthcare facility in Danvers for College Street Partners. The $20 million project, which will be known as the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center, began initial sitework in August, with construction scheduled to be completed by December 2012. College Street officials expect the center to be able to serve patients and residents by the summer of 2013. The Center is being built on a nineacre site across from Beverly Hospital at Danvers, approximately two miles from Cedar Glen Care and Rehabilitation Center. The Cedar Glen facility is owned and operated by SunBridge Healthcare, and it will transfer its operations to the new Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center upon completion.
The project will create a state-of-theart skilled nursing center that will serve up to 120 patients and residents. The building will feature a personalized model of care developed by JSA and SunBridge that embraces a shift in healthcare culture. Three “neighborhoods” will accommodate up to 40 patients each. The neighborhood settings showcase home-like amenities such as fireplaces, with access to outdoor spaces and attractive courtyard settings. Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center’s primary offering will be short-term rehab services along with residential senior care. The center is designed to help patients recover quickly – many within 30 days or less – from orthopedic or reconstructive surgery, trauma, or a neurological condition.
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Beal Begins Mass. Eye and Ear Facility Nauset Completes FHFC Addition Suffolk CM - Tsoi/Kobus Architect
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Rendering of Mass. Eye and Ear’s new facility Boston - Mayor Thomas M. Menino; John Fernandez, president and CEO of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Mass. Eye and Ear); Bruce A. Beal, chairman of The Beal Companies; and Robert Beal, president of Beal recently celebrated the commencement of construction of Mass. Eye and Ear’s new facility in the Longwood area in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. In addition to outpatient clinics and surgical facilities operated by Mass. Eye and Ear, the new building will include a café, retail stores, and garaged parking. The property is owned and being developed by The Beal Companies and involves the renovation and expansion of an
existing building located at 800 Huntington Avenue. The final building will be approximately 90,000sf and contain approximately 150 parking spaces. “This new facility will allow us to meet the growing demand for the specialized services we provide,” said Fernandez. “The proximity to so many hospitals in the Longwood area and to our teaching and research partner Harvard Medical School will allow more opportunities for collaboration in patient care and clinical research initiatives.” The project development team includes Tsoi/Kobus & Associates as the project architect and Suffolk Construction as the construction manager.
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Brighton, MA - The Franciscan Hospital for Children (FHFC) unveiled the new Kennedy Day School last week at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Brighton. Built by Nauset Construction and designed by architectural firm Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc. (DRA), the 21,000sf addition was adjoined to the existing building, adding active classrooms and administrative space to the facility, which has served chilThe new Kennedy Day School dren with a variety of disabilities for over 60 years. The $6.5 handicapped-friendly facility adjoins the million fast-track, urban design-build proj- hospital and features 10 additional classect was completed in just over 16 months rooms, a vocational skills center, a sensoryin a highly sensitive, occupied, and opera- motor suite, culinary arts kitchens, an astional medical environment. sistive technology lab, and office space. “When working in an occupied facilFrom the specially-cushioned, sheetity, it’s important to coordinate with the ad- vinyl flooring used to minimize injury in ministration and staff to ensure that their op- the case of a fall; to the lift track systems erations can continue to run smoothly while used to facilitate the movement of children we’re getting our job done,” said Anthony throughout the space; new, innovative techPapantonis, president of Nauset Construc- nologies allow these children to experience tion. “A tight collaboration between FHFC, learning like any other child while tending DRA, and Nauset proved to be critical in the to their special needs. Wide hallways, slipteam’s ability to overcome inherent project resistant flooring, automatic doors, interior challenges, including financial constraints, handrails, and the addition of an oversized permitting, and programming. elevator provide for a safe and easy pasConstructed to blend seamlessly with sage in and around the school and adjacent the existing structure, this new two-story, hospital.
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2011 Marks the 45th Anniversary of G. Greene Construction
rom our humble beginnings as a modest one-man operation to becoming one of the leading construction companies in New England, G. Greene has gained the reputation as committed professionals with high standards of excellence. We have extensive capabilities in general construction, construction management, design-build, sitework/utilities, green building, and snow management services. Our thorough understanding of the unique requirements within each of the industries we work in gives us the advantage of taking on any project with confidence. It is because of this experience, combined with the values originally established by our founder, Gabe Greene, that our com-
pany has been working with many of the same clientele for 45 years. Our completed projects include a new 46,000sf ambulatory care clinic at Boston Children’s North and renovations to the neurology clinic, cardiology clinic, and ORL vestibular & urology clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston at Waltham. In addition, we completed the façade restoration and window replacement at the SBLI building in Woburn as well as renovated the food court at the Boston Convention Center. Most recently, G. Greene was awarded the Vivarium renovation at Harvard Medical School, in addition to numerous projects currently taking place at Tufts University, Children’s Hospital Boston,
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committed to our principles of building long standing partnerships with our clients. It was Gabe Greene who understood the importance of preserving these relationships in order to establish a stable foundation in which the company could grow. This is evident today as we continue to expand our company. We have recently hired five new employees within the last month, each bringing with them a strong work ethic and dedication to the G. Greene team. With a positive outlook firmly in place, 2011 represents our success and our perseverance towards another 45 years and building.
Caprioli Painting: A New England Success Story
ewmarket, NH - Caprioli Painting, owned and operated by Lou and Lorrianne Caprioli since 1989, has become a highly successful family business and leading New Hampshire Commercial painting company in the last 20 years. It was cited recently by ABC NH/
Lou and Lorrianne Caprioli VT for “community service” for work done on the Brentwood (N.H.) Fire Station. In addition, it has been praised for donating the services of 15 painters for eight hours to paint the New Horizons Homeless Shelter on Sept. 28, 2011 as part of the New Hampshire Color Care Across America program. The company is currently being employed to apply an epoxy coating system to floors, as well as a Stranlok System con-
sisting of epoxy and fibre glass to walls, at the Norris Cotton Federal Building in Manchester. Another high-profile project completed in March was at the Elliot Hospital at Rivers Edge in Manchester. Lorrianne Caprioli told High-Profile Monthly that “we started doing commercial work in 1992-93. Our very first commercial painting project was at the Danville (N.H.) School. From that point on we had a full time estimator in the office so Lou could go out in the field. We now have two full time estimators. One of them, she said, “is his sister Robin Caprioli who moved up here and joined our company in 2005. Our son Anthony Caprioli graduated from high school in 2010 and tried college did not like it and is now working with us. Our nephew Matthew Roy graduated from high school in 2009 and has worked two summers for us; he is attending Plymouth State University currently and wants to work for us full time when he graduates. Anthony and Matt we hope to groom to take over the business if they stay interested. “ I think we survived the economic stings because of our service. We are never the lowest bidder, or very rarely, but a general contractor knows they do not have to baby sit us they can leave us alone and we will get the work done to their satisfaction.
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The key to success during tough times is making sure the customer is happy, and quality cannot suffer because times are tough; there are not short cuts to good quality and good service. “Also, back in 2009, we applied to become registered with the State of New Hampshire as a WBE. This helped us get a lot of commercial work; customers were looking for tax breaks during these difficult times and if you hired a disadvantaged business you got a tax break.” She continued to point out that, “Green is a big trend. Lou had to get certified for lead removal. This was new about two years ago, before anyone could do a lead paint job and with no training. We now use zero VOC paint from our vendors. We also make sure all our field personnel are 10 hour OSHA trained, which is required on any federal or state funded jobs. But it is good to have them OSHA trained anyway. Customers look to make sure your company works safely and has a good safety record.” Her husband, Lou, said, “Another
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DiNapoli Speaks to STEM
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Erland to Construct New Dorm Teams up with ARC
Residence Hall Rendering by ARC Deerfield, MA - Erland Construc- 2012, the two-story, wood-framed structure tion was recently awarded the construction will feature three faculty apartments and 30 of a new 22,000sf dormitory for Deerfield single bedrooms for students. The new resAcademy. Erland will team with ARC/ idence hall will also have common rooms, Architectural Resources Cambridge on this a game room, two bathrooms, thermal solar new construction project. panels, and a slate roof. When completed in the summer of
MassDevelopment Helps School Exp.
Hyannis, MA - Sturgis Public Charter School will use $9.75 million in bond proceeds to build a 46,000sf, two-story academic building to meet growing demand to attend an international baccalaureate high school. Sturgis expects the project to create 50 jobs, and TD Bank and The Property & Casualty Initiative purchased the bonds. Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School will use $3.96 million in bond proceeds to buy the former Regal Harwich Cinemas and convert it to an academic facility. The renovation project includes dividing the theaters on the first floor into roughly 18 classrooms, a main office, a large multipurpose common space, and bathrooms.
Eastern Bank purchased the bonds. Both financing packages include Qualified School Construction Bonds, created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with a 100% federal subsidy. The Massachusetts School Building Authority allocated bond authority to MassDevelopment to issue these bonds for school construction, renovation, and rehabilitation projects. Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School is a public middle school serving 228 students in grades 6-8. The school was one of the first 14 charter schools approved in Massachusetts and opened its doors in September 1995.
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Boston - Berklee College of Music recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new living and education facility. The $100 million project located at 160 Massachusetts Avenue will create 300 new construction jobs and 15 permanent jobs and add on campus housing for approximately 370 students, freeing up housing in the Fenway, Back Bay, and South End neighborhoods for Boston residents. The ground floor of Berklee’s new 16-story facility is designed with floor to ceiling windows. The project also includes 4,500sf of ground floor commercial space, possibly for a restaurant with live music, which will add to existing pedestrian foot traffic along the corridor. The 155,000 total sf facility will also include practice and ensemble rooms, a fitness center, student lounges, a two-story dining hall with 400 seats that will be used as a new venue for student performance, and a 19,000sf below grade music technology center with sound proof studios for recording and post-production activities.
Rendering of Berklee College of Music 160 Massachusetts Avenue is the college’s first ground up construction project and is the first phase of a multi-year planned expansion, which includes more student housing, a new performance center, and additional administrative and academic space. The project architect is William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., of Boston.
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Pro Con Completes School Building BOND Completes Life Science Ctr. Lavallee Brensinger Architects
The Derryfield School Manchester, NH - Pro Con Inc completed the new 8,132sf Gateway Building on the campus of The Derryfield School in Manchester in advance of the students returning to classes in September. Lavallee Brensinger Architects was the project architect and Pro Con Inc. was the construction manager for the $1.2 million project, that was funded in part through a grant from New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority. The Gateway Building was designed and constructed using energy efficient specifications to reduce energy consumption. The building’s green features include a TPO roof, high R value insulation, and
Energy Star appliances. The two-level building has two classroom/seminar spaces, offices for Breakthrough Manchester at The Derryfield School, administrative support space for the school’s community service and global education programs, and improved admission, business office and advancement spaces. New paved pathways connect the Gateway Building to the other campus facilities and new rock retaining walls complement the landscaping. The Derryfield School is an independent, co-educational, and nonsectarian school serving 380 students in grades 6-12.
Hanover, NH - BOND (Bond Brothers) of Everett Mass., announced the completion of the new Dartmouth College Class of 1978 Life Science Center in Hanover, N.H. The 174,000sf laboratory and academic building includes 30 wet labs with support space, 30 faculty offices, New Dartmouth College Class of 1978 Life Science Center six post doc offices, conference rooms, than a half of the energy of the best perand lounges. The building also includes a forming labs in the country. 200-seat theater classroom, 80-seat amphiThe sustainability aspects carried theater classroom, teaching labs, and flex- over into the design of the project as well ible classrooms with an interior glass stair with an unusual combination of brick, tower. The exterior is made up of brick, granite, and copper used within the buildcopper, and a granite base. ing’s envelope, which will greatly diminish The $93 million project is expected to thermal exposure. achieve LEED Platinum status. Its sustainBOND implemented a customized able features include a 6,000sf greenhouse quality control process along with a perand storm water management system that formance mockup targeted at the envelope is expected to reuse one million gallons of installation to ensure that these materials rainwater annually, as well as a state-of- provided weather tightness, with a longer the-art energy management system. The term goal of ensuring that the sustainability building is viewed by the college to be a model was upheld. national model of sustainability using less
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Grantham, NH - Warrenstreet Architects and Milestone Engineering & Construction, both of Concord, announced that the South Cove Recreation Center in Grantham has received the 2011 LEED Sustainable Building of the Year Award by the US Green Building Council NH Chapter. The South Cove Recreation Center is a 16,152sf community building located in the Eastman Community Association in Grantham. It provides the community with a place to hold all recreation programs, houses a 25-yard three-lane pool, four gathering rooms, a fitness/exercise room, and youth center for the children who live in the association. Warrenstreet Architects and Milestone Engineering & Construction are both located in, N.H.
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Dietz Wins National Award
Springfield, MA - Dietz & Company Architects, Inc. has been honored with the PSMJ Circle of Excellence Award for 2011. The firm’s award was formally recognized by PSMJ Resources, Inc. at its Breakthrough 2012 Conference in Chicago. The honor is particularly notable since Dietz & Company Architects is
one of the few woman-owned firms named to this Circle of Excellence list and only one of a handful from the New England region. PSMJ annually surveys architecture, engineering, and construction firms and bases its Circle of Excellence Award on how the industry’s firms match up against each other.
Boston - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England chapter recently announced that EYP Architecture & Engineering won a prestigious 2011 Honor Award for Design Excellence for the firm’s design of the integrated science complex at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The design awards were presented in October at the AIA New England Conference and Design Awards in Northampton. To foster collaborative, interdisciplinary science teaching, learning, and research at the college, EYP’s design connected the renovated Haberlin with Beaven, O’Neil, and Swords Halls to the new Smith Labs to create a state-of-the-art teaching and research complex for chemistry, physics, and mathematics. New and renovated atria create an open and inviting feeling and give the complex a connective spine, visually uniting three levels of entryways. Transparent walls and strategic adjacencies put science on display for all to see. A variety of
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gathering places provide opportunities for study, casual conversation, and effective intellectual collisions across disciplines. The facility is also LEED Gold certified.
North Branch Recognized
Concord, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. received recognition for two projects dedication to environmentally conscious building practices at the first Annual New Hampshire Green Building Awards hosted by the New Hampshire GreenBuilding Council.
North Branch was acknowledged for two of their four LEED certified buildings: The Gold LEED Certified Dartmouth College Tuck Mall Residence Hall in Hanover, and the Silver LEED Certified North Branch Construction Headquarters in Concord.
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oston - The Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts recently announced the 2011 Excellence in Construction Award winners. ABC’s Awards of Excellence program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. The winners are:
• Bowdoin Construction, Needham First place - “Commercial/Institutional/Industrial $1-$5 Million” category for construction of a new clubhouse at Needham Golf Club. The project team
includes project owner Needham Golf Club and architect Maugel Associates. • C.E. Floyd, Bedford - First place- “Historical Restoration over $1 Million” category for the construction of the
Florence Electric, First place- “Electrical: Commercial/Industrial over $1 Million” category for work on the Leonard Florence Center for Living
Dellbrook Construction, LLC, Braintree - Second place - “Historical Restoration over $1 Million” of the Charles H. Hayes Building in Haverhill
Fowler Branch of the Concord Free Library in Concord. The project team includes Concord Free Library and architect John Roberts Associates. • Erland Construction, Inc., Burlington - First place - for its renovation of Avid Technology’s corporate headquarters in Burlington. The project team includes owner Avid Technology and architect Gensler.
• Florence Electric, Taunton - First place“Electrical: Commercial/Industrial over $1 Million” category for work on the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. The project team includes owner Chelsea Jewish Nursing Foundation and architect DiMella Schaffer Associates. Continued on page 22
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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Winners Continued from page 21 • Cutler Associates, Worcester - Second place- “Commercial/Institutional/Industrial $1-$5 Million” category for a Durham, N.H. Turbulence Research Facility. The project team includes owner University of New Hampshire and architect Cutler Design, Inc. • DECCO, Inc., Brookline - Second place “Mechanical: Commercial/Industrial over $1 Million” category for upgrades
to a central heating plant in Keene, N.H. The project team includes owner Keene State College and architect Rist Frost Shumay Engineering, P.C. • Dellbrook Construction, LLC, Braintree - Second place “Historical Restoration over $1 Million” category for its restoration and conversion of the Charles H. Hayes Building in Haverhill. The project team includes owner
EnviroVantage - Second place “Commercial/Institutional/Industrial under $1 Million” category for its work on the T.J. McIntyre Federal Office Building
DECCO, Inc. - Second place “Mechanical: Commercial/Industrial over $1 Million” category for upgrades to a central heating plant in Keene, N.H.
Planning Office of Urban Affairs and architect The Architectual Team. • EnviroVantage, Epping, N.H. - Second place “Commercial/Institutional/Industrial under $1 Million” category for its work on the T.J. McIntyre Federal Office Building in Portsmouth. The
project team includes owner Schroeder Construction Management. • Interstate Electric Services Corporation, North Billerica - Second place“Electrical: Commercial/Industrial Continued on next page
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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Winners Continued from previous page over $1 Million” category for work on the Cheshire County House of Corrections in Keene, N.H. The project team includes owner MacMillan and architect SMRT. • MEC Electrical Contractors, Inc, Chelmsford - second-place “Merit” in the “Electrical: Commercial/Industrial over $1 Million” category for work on electrical systems and infrastructure upgrades at Lowell General Hospital. The project team includes owner Lowell General Hospital and engineer Thompson Inc. • Professional Electrical Contractors of Connecticut, Inc (PEC), Norwood - second-place “Merit” - “Electrical: Commercial/Industrial under $250,000” for Whole Foods vegetable generator in Everett. The project team includes project owner CSS Power and engineer Avid Engineering. • Kaplan Corporation, Brookline “Merit,” “Green” and “Spirit” awards - “Commercial/Institutional/Industrial $1-$5 Million” category for construction of Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester. The project team includes owner Temple Ahavat Achim and architect Maryann Thompson Architects. • A.J. Martini, Inc., Winchester - “Eagle” and “Green” awards in “Health Care over $10 Million” category for construction of the Winchester Hospital
Cancer Care Center. The project team includes owner Winchester Hospital and architect Steffian Bradley, “Commercial/Industrial over $5 Million” category, for work building the World Science & Engineering Center at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. The project team includes owner Union College and architect Einhorn Yaffee and Prescott, “Merit” award for work on Freeport Village Station in Freeport, Maine. The project team includes owner Berenson Associates and architect Arrowstreet Architects. • J.M. Coull, a Maynard - “Eagle” and “Green” awards in “Pre-Engineered Building $2-$10 Million” category for construction of a new FW Webb facility in Waterford, Conn. The project team includes owner FW Webb Company and architect Design-Science. • CTA Construction, Waltham - “Green” awards in “Commercial/Industrial over $5 Million” category for construction of East Elementary School in Hingham and a new UMass Amherst police headquarters. “Merit” award in the “Public Works/Environmental” category for building a new Department of Public Works facility in Weston, Mass. The project team includes owner the town of Weston and architect Weston & Sampson Engineering, Inc.
MEC Electrical Gets Merit Award
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Chelmsford MA - MEC Electrical Contractors, Inc, Chelmsford was honored with a second-place “Merit” award in the “Electrical: Commercial/Industrial over $1 million” category for work on electrical systems and infrastructure upgrades at Lowell General Hospital. This extensive electrical project consisted of the installation of new duct banks, 5kv cabling, terminations, switch gear and generator for two new services that feed the main campus. In addition to the new services, an entirely new 5kv/480 volt normal and emergency distribution system consisting of switchboards, paralleling boards,
distribution panels, pad mount transformers, conduits, cable and over three miles of M.I. fire rated cabling was installed throughout the existing buildings. MEC not only performed the electrical portion of the project, they were also the prime contractor for the project and were responsible for the coordination, scheduling, installation, and completion of the work required by various trades. The scope included but was not limited to excavation, paving, demolition, concrete work, HVAC, plumbing, rigging, fire protection, and roofing.
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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Winners Burlington, MA - Two of Erland’s projects have been honored with prestigious industry awards. The Leonard Florence Center for Living – a new skilled nursing facility in Chelsea – won an Associated General Contractors (AGC ) of Massachusetts Build New England Performance Award. The Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC)honored the renovation of Avid Technology’s new
Erland Wins ABC and AGC Awards
corporate headquarters with an Eagle award. The new 91,000sf, 100-unit Leonard Florence Center for Living is the first skilled nursing facility built in Massachusetts in 13 years; the first urban greenhouse built in the United States; and the first facility of its kind for ALS and MS patients. The six-story building features 10 “houses,” each with 10 bedrooms clustered around an open kitchen and living area.
Leonard Florence Center for Living Erland performed the 203,000sf renovation for Avid Technology’s new corporate headquarters in Burlington in just six months. Spanning three buildings, Avid’s new space features a high-tech lobby with holographic displays; conference, demonstration, and training areas; as well as offices and technical lab space.
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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT EICA Winners
ABC NH/VT Excellence in Construction Awards
oncord NH - Over 300 ABC members and other industry professionals attended the 2011 fall business development event in October that featured the Annual Excellence In Construction Awards ceremony at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. The businesses and projects receiving awards were:
Mechanical Award of Merit Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. for The Elliot at Rivers Edge. • Mechanical Award of Excellence DECCO, Inc. for central heating plant upgrades at Keene State College. • Electrical Award of Merit - Longchamps Electric, Inc. for the N.H. Institute of Art. • Electrical Award of Excellence Interstate Electrical Services Corp. for Cheshire County House of Corrections. • Commercial over $10 Million Award of Merit - Trumbull Nelson Construction Company Inc. for The Woodlands at Harvest Hill and Alice Peck Day Life Care Center. • Institutional/Public over $10 Million Award of Merit - North Branch Construction Inc. for Kingswood Regional Schools Multipurpose Building, Gov-
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ernor Wentworth Regional School District. • Industrial/Heavy Award of Merit Methuen Construction Co., Inc. for Franklin Waste Water Treatment Facility Aeration Blower and Energy Efficiency Improvements. • Historical Restoration Award of Excellence - North Branch Construction, Inc for Newbury Center Meeting House Rehabilitation. • Design/Build Award of Excellence - Pro Con, Inc. for Residence Inn by Marriott and Harbor Events Conference Center. • Design Build Award of Merit - Pro Con Inc. for Keene Courtyard by Marriott. • Community Service Award - Caprioli Painting and CPI Floor Coatings for the Brentwood Fire Department. • Sustainable Building Award - Pro Con, Inc. for Residence Inn by Marriott and Harbor Events Conference Center.
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MCHC Builds New Sustainable Home
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Boston - Mattapan Community Health Center’s new building, scheduled for a July 2012 completion, is expanding one-stop health services to an underserved population in Mattapan Square. Designed by Steffian Bradley Architects, the 58,700sf four-story center will house clinical space, office space, and two retail tenants on the ground floor. The project includes the on-site demolition of four existing buildings, off-site construction including the relocation of a traffic mast arm and control box, removal of curb cuts, sidewalk reconstruction, a parking lot, loading dock, and landscaping. Construction began in January 2011 and is scheduled for completion in early summer 2012. Suffolk is construction manager for the Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) project. Recognizing that many patients’ medical conditions are a result of their urban environment, MCHC outlined a requirement of having a healthy building as a starting point for providing quality care. This meant designing a building that not only meets and exceeds all regulatory requirements, but incorporates the latest green technology and materials. The project is employing the LEED for New Construction (version 2.2) rating system to assess sustainability goals and targeting a LEED Silver certification. Overall strategies include site selection and utilization to minimize the impact on the natural environment, conservation and efficiency in water and energy use, recycled and regionally extracted and manufactured
area for MCHC staff. The building utilizes additional green roofs and light-colored roof membranes to lower the heat island effect, minimize water runoff from the site, insulate the building, and provide views of nature for the health center and surrounding residential neighborhood. In landscaping the site, the team used native vegetation and no potable water systems. This not only reduces water use but also mitigates storm water runoff.
The center entrance is flanked by two retail spaces. materials, indoor air quality that will enhance occupant wellbeing and health, and occupant control of the environment for maximum efficiency and comfort. The new MCHC building features a glass-clad central core that extends from the front of the building to the back. Patients will enter the center through this core on the ground floor, which is flanked by two retail spaces. The central core continues up through all four stories of the building and creates a window between the health center and the community. The core of windows also allows natural light into the building and enables views through the building to a landscaped garden at the back of the site. Sun control of this large glass façade is achieved through the use of an overhang at the ground floor, curtainwall fins, and a sunshade at the third floor. Inside the building, daylight sensors track light levels and dim fixtures in response-reducing energy use and cooling load.
The clinical areas of the health center are located on the upper two floors of the building, which are wrapped in a terracotta rain screen envelope with large punched windows. The windows allow large amounts of natural daylight into the building, providing a warm and healing environment. South- and east-facing rooms have daylight sensors to control the light fixtures. The building culminates with a floor that is set back from the face of the lower floors, and features administrative and conference spaces. A continuous sun shading canopy protects the upper level from the extremes of the sun along the eastern and southern exposures. An outdoor garden on this floor further demonstrates the center’s commitment to sustainable design and provides a respite
Rendering of rear entry Additional water conservation was achieved through the use of low flow fixtures and rainwater reuse. When complete, the new building will not only help MCHC staff to better care for their patients, but also serve as a prominent example of a healthy and sustainable environment for the surrounding community.
High-Profile Focus: ’2011 Year in Review High-Profile Monthly s 2011 Year in Review
Editor’s Note: Construction users, building owners, developers, facilities managers, all must keep an eye to the future when planning a construction project. When selecting the best team to build it, a look into the past to see what has been designed, how it was built and what companies accomplished the job as planned, is an indispensable step. High-Profile’s 2011 Year in Review is by no means a complete list of construction activities in New England, but rather a comprehensive listing of headlines from activities reported in High-Profile Monthly in the past year. For details on any of these headlines log on to www.high-profile.com and click “Past Issues” to find the full story. Facilities JANUARY FEBRUARY UNH Awards Interstate Electrical Retrofit on New Hostel Breaks Ground - Suffolk CM Three Campuses Pro Con Completes Clubhouse - Davis Square Columbia Completes Stonehill Project - Connor Architects Architect Healthcare Facilities CRLS Phase 2 Completed - HMFH Architects Columbia and SBA Break Ground for HealthFirst Regional Charter School Breaks Ground - DeCommunity Center signed by HMFH Architects Healthcare Facilities Cutler Renovates Kennedy Health Ctr Clinics - Designed by Steffian Bradley Architects New Spaulding Rehab Breaks Ground BWK Completes Rehab Center Cover Story: Holy Family Hospital Tops Off Cover Story: Old Salem Jail Conversion: FineProvidence VA Dedicates Medical Ctr - Designed New Emergency Center - Suffolk Construction, gold Alexander Turns Eyesore into Gem by EYP S/L/A/M and RF Walsh Team Up Focus: Renovation and Restoration Suffolk’s Berry Celebrates All Care HQ GroundFacilities Hoffmann Designs Dome Restoration breaking NHLC and Pro Con Break Ground on NH State Cape Air Office and Hangar Renovations Congress Companies Breaks Ground on NursLiquor Outlet RDK Completes Cruise Terminal Project ing Home Bruss CM for Historic Bldg Reno Viking Completes The Franklin and The Eleanor Multi Housing Diggs Awarded Three New Connecticut Projects Wiles Architects LNR New Residential Development Designed McNamara/Salvia at Childrens Hospital Addition Waxy O’Connor’s Pub Opens - Design Team Bilt-Rite Completes Two Major Renovations by Sheskey Architects John Kay and BKA - Noble Ventures GC Pezzuco Renovates The Mercantile Block - Kraft Center Created Awards Pro Con Completes Phase 1 at Indian Woods Durkee, Brown, Viveiros, Werenfels Architect Educational Facilities Maguire Project Cited for Award HMFH Completes School Margulies Perruzzi Completes Weiss Office Burman Under Way with Library Reno PCA Wins Award for Legacy Place Multi Housing Brookstone Completes Terminal Autiello to Renovate Med Ctr Erland Honored with Two Awards Canal District Electric Project on Schedule Adaptive Reuse Revitalizes Chelsea Box District Pro Con Completes Aptartment Community SMMA Wins AIA Design Award Green Facilities Managed by Cruz Electric - NEI GC - Designed by TAT McGuire AFB Reno Gets Award - Designed by Saxonville Mills Gets New Solar System Educational Facilities Colantonio Updates Apartments Maguire Group Awards Lee Kennedy Breaks Ground at Salem State U Dinneen to Renovate Smith College Dorms TCI Awards Presented Payette Recognized for Design Excellence Team members - Shepley Bulfinch and DCAM Colantonio Renovates Vo Tech School Green Facilities AIAri Awards LLB Architects Diggs Celebrates New Mary M Hooker Magnet Colantonio Updates Apartments Golf Club Installs Wind Turbine CTASLA Award Winners School Opening Features War Memorial Receives LEED Silver - Design New Kennedy Campus Ctr Opens - Walsh BrothBoston Preservation Alliance 2010 Preservation Towers|Golde’s Earns Award by HMFH Architects Green Facilities ers CM - Designed by Miller Dyer Spears Achievement Award Winners MPA’S Design Earns Green Accolades Saxonville Mills Gets New Solar System Merkert-Tracy Hall at Stonehill College Opens Tyco Facility Ribbon Cutting Bioengineering Group Honored - SG&A Architect, Auburn Construction GC Abbot Restores Bentley College Dorm - RMX Green Design: New Construction vs Renovation Superior Energy Saving Alternatives to Generic by Daniel P Perruzzi Freeman French Freeman Design Wins Saint Northeast Architect/Engineer First Wind HQ Achieves LEED Gold Bioengineering Provides Expertise for DOD Michael’s College New Student Ctr Harvard Child Care Center Credited as Green Munro Expands Solar Services
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Cover Story: Callahan Construction Builds Hanover High School Focus: Institutions and Schools / SCUP Cannon Breaks Ground on Worcester Polytech Institute Project Hutter CM for School Project - Barker Leads Design Team The Granoff Center Opens at Brown University Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Community College First ZNEB - Designed by Dimella Shaffer, Geothermal Services by GZA Derryfield School Begins New Bldg - Pro Con CM Lavallee Brensinger Architects Opening of UMass Inn and Conference Center
Lerner Ladds + Bartels Bid Documents for URI Northeastern U Selects McNamara/Salvia Wentworth Institute to Build New Campus Ctr - SG&A Architect - Shawmut CM Science Ctr Fit-Up Completed - Pro Con CM
University Restoration Complete - Wessling Project Architect Advanced Building CM for New Dorm North Branch CM for New Office Building Dennis Mires Architects Three Schools Break Ground Designed by HMFH O’Connor Completes MIT Project - Designed by D’Agostino-Izzo-Quirk Brown University Current Projects State Electric Completes Brandeis Project CTA GC for New Tewksbury High KBE Busy with Educational Projects Facilities CTA Completes UMass Police Station Jewett Begins Green Auto Dealership Designed by Margaretten Architectural Community Center Breaks Ground - Elaine GC - Silverman, Trykowski Architects DS Chooses Columbia Construction - Elkus Manfredi Architects - LaSalle PM Warrenstreet Awarded Dunbar Free Library Maguire PMF for Police Station Timberline Completes Brewery Jewett Completes Collision Center Stonebridge Café Re-Opens - Designed by Steve Todisco & BKA - Noble Ventures GC Yawkey Center Dedicated - Walsh Brothers CM, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, Miller Dyer Spears Designers JC&A Completes Biogen HQ - Nelson Architect Jewett Completes Pease Renos Healthcare Facilities Children’s Hospital Project to JC Higgins Brookstone Completes Hospital Renovation Green Facilities MSCA Recognizes Cannistraro SolarOne Issued Third Patent Awards Shepley Bulfinch Named Design Leader
Cover Story: Lee Kennedy Company Completes The Boston Conservatory Focus: Multi Residential Assisted Living McNamara/Salvia Gets Griggs St Residence Residences at Portwalk Under Way - Pro Con Architect and CM Health Care REIT Partners with Benchmark EMD Serono Opens Research Center - Jones Lang LaSalle CM Levi + Wong Upgrades Edgewood Community Dietz Completes Worthington House Campus and Campus of Hope Projects Wright Ryan Projects - 53 Danforth Street Completed - Mill at Saco Falls Open to Public Features Delphi Completes 168-Unit Independent Living Campus Designed by EGA Architects Callahan Builds Senior Housing Projects and Strong Relationship 360 State Street in Final Phase of Construction - Suffolk Construction CM Tocci to Restore Abbot Mill Facilities Carr Enterprises Breaks Ground on Library Design by Ford 3 Architects Brookstone Begins Pease Demolition Project Senate Breaks Ground on Church Project Acella Selected by BSA for New Project Bright Horizons Renovates Headquarters CBT Architects, Commodore Builders CM Pro Con Begins Hotel Renovation
CTA Builds Weston Facility - HKT Architects EMD Serono Opens Research Center - Jones Lang LaSalle CM Construction Under Way at Ellsworth Commons AP Construction Project Owner and Contractor, Oldcastle Systems Precaster Acentech Provides Services for Avid Headquarters - Interior Design by Gensler Educational Facilities To Renovate or Rebuild? Tufts Chooses Both ARC Kicks Off Boston College Renovation Erland Awarded St Sebastian Project - Teams with Robert Olsen + Associates Husson Univ Announces Major Renovations Winton Scott Architects Healthcare Facilities ILT Lights New England Biolab Boulos Awarded MGMC Electrical Project
Pro Con GC for Medical Office - AG Architects Erland to Renovate Kennedy Health Ctr - Steffian Bradley Architects Green Facilities 99 High Earns LEED Gold GZA to Provide EACA for the Salvation Army Johnson & Wales Bldg Achieves LEED Gold Designed by TK&A SBC Gets “Smart” Irrigation Awards BackRiver Townhomes Wins Gold Award - Interior by Design East Interiors Cordis Mills Receives Award Coull Gets Nat’l ABC Award
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Cover Story: Landscape Development News Focus: Landscape and Civil Engineering WLI Receives Award for AMCAT Field Park and Recreational Projects Funded The Rejuvenation of the Bedford Mall Levi + Wong Architects for Jack Satter House Innovative Design by GEI for New YCCC Features UM Police Station Goes for Gold - Joslin Lesser + Assoc. Owners PM - Caolo & Bieniek Assoc. Architect - CTA Construction GC Trumbull-Nelson School Project Underway Banwell Architects Going Green in the Automotive Industry Facilities Suffolk Completes Kroc Center Calnan Under Way with Renovations - Spagnolo, Gisness & Associates Architects Griffin Electric Continues Work at New Haven Rail Yard GZA Selected for Quonset Park Project JCCI Breaks Ground on LAARS Expansion Framing Complete for NH Liquor Outlet - Pro Con Architect and GC
Mass Bay Nears Completion of Logan Project Shawmut Completes BosTix Reno - Designed by The Cecil Group Mass Bay Completes Cape Cod Canal Project Senate Completes Facility Timberline Completes Stop & Shop Project MPA Selected to Design Bank Branch Colantonio CM Educational Facilities Groundbreaking Begins KBE Project with RIC PCA to Design UC Dining Ctr UMass Lowell Breaks Ground on New Bldg Cambridge Seven Architects Acentech Completes Work for MIT School New CCC/BSD Wing Completed - Windover CM - Peterman Architect Healthcare Myles Standish Medical Ctr Breaks Ground - A. Autiello Architect and GC RDK Celebrates Opening of Shapiro Care Ctr Brookstone Awarded Med Bldg Reno Calnan Project for Care.com Under Way Walsh Brothers Tops Out Spaulding Rehab Hospital with Partners HealthCare Green Facilities Tecta Solar Selects Solectria Renewables SDE Awarded for DFCI Project Green Repairs Rise for Tighe & Bond Multi Residential Maxwell’s Green to Break Ground - Davis Square Partners Development Team TAT Completes Baker Factory The Residences at Portwalk Takes Shape Pro Con Architect and CM Ganek Architects for Abbot Mill Reno Awards AIA Honors Shepley Bulfinch Burns & McDonnell Top Place to Work Colantonio Receives Award - CBT Architects
Cover Story: Levi + Wong Designs D’Youville Center for Advanced Therapy Focus: Healthcare Development News LGH Breaks Ground - Pro Con CM - Doonan Architects St Francis Hosp Unveils New Tower Erland Begins Health Ctr Reno - Steffian Bradley Architects Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Bldg - Designed by Lavallee Brensinger MorrisSwitzer to Design D-H Nashua Winchester Hospital Breaks Ground - DiGiorgio Architect MorrisSwitzer to Design Southwestern Vermont Health Ctr North Branch Completes Rehab Hospital Fortunato Construction Works on Dialysis Ctrs RF Walsh Completes Medical Projects - S/L/A/M Architects St. Vincent’s Medical Center Expansion Columbia Begins Family Care Project - Designed by Steffian Bradley EnviroCare Oversees Heywood Hospital Project MPA Completes Design for Best Doctors Features S/L/A/M, Tocci, and Marlborough Hospital Utilize IPD for New Cancer Pavilion Elliot at River’s Edge Grand Opening - Cube 3 Studio Architect
Hartford Hospital Completes ERC Renos by Robert Amatuli, AIA Partners Healthcare’s Spaulding Rehab Project: Facilities Jones Lang LaSalle Named to Riverwalk Project Environmentally Friendly Outlet Takes Shape Pro Con Architect and GC Integrated Bldrs Fit-Out Project - McKenna Architect Wadsworth Museum Completes Phase I of of Reno - SmithEdwards Architects DPM to Construct New JBL HQ Boylston Properties’ New Marriott - Group One Architect Jewett Completes Renovations Pro Con Completes Hotel Reno Studio A Completes Arts Projects North Branch Completes Inn Renovations - Banwell Architect Educational Facilities URI Groundbreaking - Lerner Ladds Bartels Architect HKS/Steffian Bradley to Design UConn Reno North Branch Completes First School Bldg CMK Architects Suffolk Celebrates MassArt Topping Off Framing Under Way for School Building - Pro Con CM Lavallee Brensinger Architects Shawmut to Build Environmental Ctr - Robert AM Stern Architects Green Development News O’Connor Nears DEP Lab Completion Multi Housing Charlesview Apts Relo and Reno Corcoran to Develop Apartments - Russell, Scott Steedle and Capone Architect
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Focus: Award Winners IFMA Boston Winners of 2011 Awards of Excellence CMAA Achievement Awards Boston Preservation Alliance 2011 Preservation Achievement Awards Mass Preservation Awards NH Preservation Alliance Awards Newbury Meeting House Awarded - Renovations by North Branch Construction SMPS Boston ROC Awards IIDA NE Awards 2011 ABC STEP Awards SMMA Named in Top 50 John Zahr Honored PHCC Awards Scholarships Peter Delano Volpe Award Recipient Features Richmond to Expand Cubist Facility CTA Ready for First Day of Class - Designed by Knight, Bagge & Anderson KBE Begins RIC Renovation - DPC Architect Sgarzi Athletic Design
UConn Facility Receives Award - Goody Clancy Designers, Built by FIP Construction Facilities Shawmut Breaks Ground on Taco Expansion - Designed by Baker Design Group John D Murphy Holds Groundbreaking First Phase of Clapp House Resto Completed Historic Boston Teams up with North Bennet St School Market Basket Store Under Way - Pro Con GC - Prellwitz/Chilinski Architect Lighthouse Completes Subaru Showroom Engineer - ART Engineering Meridian Begins Library Restorations JC&A CM for Emulex Project - Packard Design Architect Erland Gets Tsongas Award - Jablonski Architects North Branch Completes Transitional Home Golden Building Restored - Historic Boston Incorporated PM Educational Facilities Broad Institute to Expand Groundbreaking Held for Abbey School Designed by ARC CTA Starts Work on New School Cutler Provides Clark U Renos CTA Presents Scholarships North Branch Begins Kingswood Schools Suffolk Tops Off Dartmouth Coll. Project Architect Machado and Silvetti UMass Boston Breaks Ground - Walsh Brothers CM Citizens~Union Sponsor for Stang Expansion Groundbreaking at St Sebastian’s - Erland Teams with Robert Olsen + Architects HMFH Selected for UMass Project Gateway Building Takes Shape - Pro Con CM - Lavallee Brensinger Architects LKCo. Gets Northeastern U Reno - Designed by Miller Dyer Spears Walsh Brothers Tops Off BU Bldg.
Healthcare Development News North Branch Completes Rehab Hospital - Designed by JSA Carr CM for MAM Rehab Ctr. Reno - Design Services by Levi + Wong Educational Facilities UMass Medical School Topping Off - Designed by ARC, CM Berry Green Development News Coull First to Achieve “Diamond Level” USGBC Green Design Award Winners Multi Housing Framing Complete at Portwalk - Pro Con CM and Architect More Affordable Housing for Hooksett - Eckman Helps NeighborWorks®
Cover Story: Griswold School Renovation FIP Construction, Kaestle Boos and BVH Integrated Services Collaborate Focus: On Site: Facilities Under Construction Maxwell’s Green Breaks Ground - Sitework by J Derenzo, ICON Architect JC&A Gets Hitachi HQ Project - Winter Street Architects LKCo Breaks Ground - 39-Units for Hearth at Olmsted Green Features RF Walsh, S/L/A/M and Suffolk Construction Complete Holy Family Hospital Project
Jay Peak Resort Construction Well Underway DEW CM - Designed by Black River Facilities FST Opens Cape Cod Office Essex CM for Church Addition Pioneer Selects MPA for Office Design Major Reconstruction for the Bedford Mall Brookstone to Renovate State Facility Meridian Repoints NH State Buildings Davis Unveils Burlington Woods Office Park Elkus Manfredi Designs Brightcove HQ Pyne Completes Church Renovations - Studio G Architects New Mini Mall Ready Pro Con Completes Liquor Outlet Connecticut News Hoffmann Selected for Government Contracts Shake Shack Adds Locations Tighe & Bond Completes Beach Restoration Buckaplan Streamlines Ordering for Plans and Drawings Griswold School Renovation - FIP Construction, Kaestle Boos and BVH Collaborate BL Companies Celebrates the Start of Storrs Center Healthcare Facilities BVH Begins Work on Medical Ctr - Architects SMRT and TRO|Jung Brannen Molnlycke Healthcare Holds Groundbreaking Designed by Harriman Educational Facilities Groundbreaking for Sutton High School Addition - Flansburgh Architect - TLT GC Jewett Completes Phillips Andover Renos Office Upgrades at Bridgewater State Universiity HMFH Conducts UMass Lowell Study Methuen High Makeover Groundbreaking Architects Finegold Alexande MSCBA to Construct New Residence Hall CTA Starts New Wing at Weston High Renovations at Providence College New Library Park Opens in Boston
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Cover Story: Agostini Construction Builds New Norwood High School - Campus Project Management PM - Ai3 Architect Focus: Educational Facilities Developments UMass Launches Fitchburg State Project with Bond Brothers, CBT, and Cosentini Back to School with Copley Wolff Design Erland Tops Off New School Center - Teams up with Robert Olsen + Associate Whitney Veigas Designs Framingham State College Dorm Signage North Branch Continues at Kingswood Schools Saucier + Flynn Complete Phase 1 of FSI Project
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Tishman Chosen for Northeastern Project Vision 3 Designs Labs for Johnson & Wales Univ. Erland Repairs Tornado Damage Bowdoin Construction Completes Campus Ctr. - Designed by Dario Eckman selected for Franklin Pierce UEYP To Design MCLA Science Ctr Windover Completes Three Education Projects UMass. Lowell Begins Steel Erection Tewksbury Tops Off New High School - SMMA Architect, CTA GC Contracting Specialists Awarded for MIT Garage Features Anna Maria College Open House - Cutler Associates Designed-Builder URI Hillside Residence Hall Designed by Lerner Ladd + Bartels Built by KBE Construction Starts on New Storrs Center Oldcastle Precast Awarded Liberty Terrace Dormitory Facilities Framing Under Way for Luxury Hotel - Pro Con Architect and CMl Suffolk Builds Luxury Apts - 360,000sf at Bulfinch Triangle Landry/French and Gawron Turgeon Selected for Exactitude New Headquarters MPA Completes Design for Sapient Integrated Builders Completes Fit-Out Project Jewett Completes FedEx Expansion “Bowdoin Completes Golf Clubhouse - Designed by Maugel Architects Brookstone Completes Demolition Project Connecticut News Groundbreaking for Bristol Hotel - ACG, Signature and Parker Torres Designers S/L/A/M Selected for School of Medicine Mary M Hooker School Receives Top Honors BL Companies Lead Designer SKDC Acquires Wisc Retail Plaza Smilow Hosp Gets CTGBC Award - Designed by Shepley Bulfinch, Towers|Golde - Built by Turner
Healthcare Facilities Groundbreaking for Health Center - Pro Con CM - KDA Project Architect Dana Farber Cancer Alarm System Upgraded Hospital Parking Foundation Complete - Pro Con Architect and CM - Designed by Doonan Thundermist Holds Ribbon Cutting - Designed by Vision 3 Architects Green Development News BC Project Achieves LEED Platinum LRTA Installs Solar Solar Lighting Best Solution for BMH New Police Station LEED Certified Boulos Under Way with Substation Projects Harriman Designs - Bonnette, Page and Stone Builds Idlehurst School, Greenest in the State Multi Housing 691 Mass Ave Completed Awards Bliss Spa Receives IIDA Award - Design TRO Jung|Brannen SG&A Gets Design Award
Cover Story: SG&A, Nordblom, Erland and AHA Celebrate - Palomar Medical Technologies IIDA Award Winning Facility Focus: Interiors Griffin Completes RI DMV Project - Lerner Ladds + Bartel Project Architect SV Life Sciences Office Design Completed
Exhale Undertakes Major Reno Team Includes Elaine, Cosentini, and Cerami Alta Stone Place Under Way - Pro Con GC Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Architects Miller Dyer Spears Wins IIDANE Award for Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Features IIDA New England Interior Design Awards DeIulis Completes St. Raphaels - Razoyk Principal Architect Nelson Completes Verizon Innovation Ctr Eckman Completes Academy Building - Marinace Architects Mid-Coast Medical Group - Wright-Ryan, Gawron-Turgeon and JHR Collaborat Facilities AvalonBay Breaks Ground Suffolk Construction CM for New Quincy Center cPort Credit Builds New Branch - Gawron Turgeon Architects, Landry French CM Autoserv Breaks Ground Topping-Off Held at West Street Hotel - Pro Con Architect and CM New Atlas Fireworks Facility Acella CM for Golf Club - Brown, Lindquist, Fenuccio & Raber Architects Northeast Conserve Restores State Library Autiello Bank Renovations The Residences at Portwalk Nears Completion - Pro Con Architect and CM Friendship Ctr Ribbon Cutting - Vision 3 Architects Educational Facilities LKCo at UMass Lowell Project - Bergmeyer Architect No. Branch Completes University Ctr - Teams with Udelsman Associates Mass Medical Device Development (M2D2) Holds Opening at UMASS Residence Hall for Framingham State Completed - Designed by Pfeufer/Richardson in Association with EYP CTA Ahead of Schedule at Weston High - Compass Project Management PM, Dore & WhittierArchitect
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High-Profile Focus: 2011 Year in Review High-Profile Monthly’s 2011 Year In Review LKCo Begins Singapore University Project Designed by Gensler Stonehill Completes Renovations BKA Teams Up with BER, Auburn Construction Students Return to New Schools- Renovated by North Branch Healthcare Facilities Waldfogel Health CenterUnderway - Pro Con CM Connecticut News AP Construction Builds Chelsea Piers Complex - James G. Rogers Architect
The S/L/A/M Collaborative Helps Pfizer Design Workplace of the Future Dannon Innovation Center Unveiled - Designed by Tecton KBE Selected for Hospital Reno - King and King Architect ARC Completes Phase 2 of Greenwich Country Day School Recent E S Boulos Projects Green Development News CES President Tests Plug-In Hybrid Dagle Provides Services for Testing Center PSHCI LEED Certified - Designed by Payette TMS Gives New Music Hall Loft Green Feel Awards Boulos Recognized for Safety Record HMFH Receives ABC Award CoreNet 2011 Awards of Excellence Christopher Jaffe Awarded EnviroVantage Recognized Patriot Award Goes to Andrade
Cover Story: KlingStubbins, Vanderweil Engineers Design Shire Human Genetic Therapies - B200 - Lease Lend Builds Focus: Life Sciences Massachusetts is Leading the Next Life Sciences Revolutionm by Robert K. Coughlin MBC Focuses on Life Sciences Collaboration in the R&D Workplace: A New Generation of Laboratory Design Loeb Lab Renovations - Designed by Tsoi/Kobus Features Hobbs Brook Breaks Ground on First LEED Building in Norwood - Architects Margulies Perruzzi, CM Columbia Construction Abbott-Boyle Photographers Celebrates 40 Years of Progress Renovations Underway at Historic Inn - New England Construction CM Bridgewater State opens New Wing - Barr & Barr GC BARNES Nears Completion of New US Biological Facility - DiLullo Architect Diversified Project Management Spotlight: InterGen Eagle Renovates Historical Mariners House innoPad Completes New Headquarters - Dacon Corporation GC The Generations Program at Autumn Glen - Callahan CM Temple Renovation Phase 1 Complete - Kaplan GC, Hajian Architects
Facilities Brookstone Gets Air Nat’l Guard Project Bigelow COH Breaks Ground - Design by WBRC Architects Essex to Remodel Grava Dodge - John R Perry Architect New Market Basket Under Way - Prellwitz/ Chilinski Project Architec - Pro Con GC Ironwood Begins Retail Project North Branch Completes Renovation - BurnellJohnson Architects Cutler Completes WPI Renovations - Hoffman Architects Holiday Inn Improvements Completed - BKA Architects Municipal Garage Completed Eckman Completes Reno Projects Educational Facilities ARC Renovates Space for Tufts LKCo Selected for Simmons Projects Erland Completes Lammers Hall New School Designed to Meet MA CHPS Standards Cardinal Spellman Fitness Center Opens - Ai3 Architects Eye and Ear Facility Breaks Ground - Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Architect - Suffolk CM Preston Scott Cohen Designs Tel Aviv Museum Connecticut News Konover-Related Entity Acquires Hotel Standard One of Top Workplaces Renovations at CC Science Ctr - KBE CM Healthcare Facilities Steel is Placed for Med Office Bldg - Pro Con Architect and CM - Design by Doonan Campanelli Completes Med Center JMB Completes Hospital Project North Branch Completes Health Ctr Reno - Dennis Mires Architects Congress Companies Continues Health Care Ctr - Designed by Brommer Architects Albert Sherman Center Well Under Way at
UMass Medical School Multi Housing Congress to Renovate Golden Pond Whittier Development Moves Forward BRA Approves Multi Use Project - ADD Inc. Architect New Condo Building Approved - Architect Arthur Choo Eckman Renovates Union Crossing - Coldham & Hartman Architects Callahan Completes Avita at Needham andi Stonebridge at Burlington Awards AGC Awards Project Teams Suffolk Wins AGC Award Colantonio Receives AGC Award Sandywoods Farm Wins Award - Designed by Donald Powers Architects Yawkey Center Recognized 2011 Preservation Achievement Awards
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CSI Completes Façade Restoration Erland Completes Museum Renovation
Boston - Contracting Specialists Incorporated (CSI) was awarded the contract to remediate underlying structural deficiencies at the exterior façade of a late 19th century office building at 10 Post Office Square in the heart of Boston’s financial district. A complete restoration to portions of the building façade was undertaken as an intrinsic part of the project. The work began with the installation of an intricate engineered access system and canopy protection system at the front building facade, progressing to an involved survey of the existing limestone veneer and the cataloguing of the existing stones for removal and replacement at two columns and across the 13th floor water-table spandrel level. Once the survey was completed, the limestone veneer was removed along with the brick masonry backup structure to expose the structural steel. Working closely with the structural engineer, deteriorated steel was identified and replaced or repaired as required. The steel was then coated with a protective coating. At this stage the backup masonry structure was reinstalled and the veneer replaced with new Indiana Limestone to match the original color and profile. The work continued for approximately eight months, all completed at night to ensure minimal impact on the building’s tenants and the busy surrounding neighbor-
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CSI completed all work ahead of schedule and on budget with a product indistinguishable from the original quality construction of the building facade. Because CSI worked closely with the owners, engineers and architects, the project proceeded efficiently, resulting in a successful finished repair of the highest quality, to the complete satisfaction of all involved.
The Rose Art Museum recently renovated lobby
Waltham, MA - Erland Construction of Burlington recently completed renovations to the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham. Teaming with Bruner Cott Architects of Cambridge, the completion of this project coincides with the museum’s 50th anniversary. During preconstruction, Erland and Bruner Cott worked with Brandeis University and the Rose Art Museum staff to set priorities for the renovations. In the late 1990s, the museum added
new state-of-the-art gallery space. For this renovation, they upgraded the mechanical systems in the original building, built in 1961, to make it more energy efficient. Renovations also included a new glazed vestibule in the lobby with glass railings and new lighting. Founded in 1961, The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University is an educational and cultural institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the finest of modern and contemporary art.
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HMFH Completes Studios for CCTV
Cambridge, MA - HMFH Architects has completed new studios for Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) at 438 Massachusetts Ave. HMFH worked closely with CCTV during a year-long search for a studio location, and was commissioned to design the colorful new home for the nationally-recognized community media center. “Locating our new studios in a central and visible site was of primary importance,” said CCTV Executive Director Susan Fleischmann. An adaptive reuse of a hardware store in Cambridge’s Central Square, the 8,000sf two-floor space includes three studios for television and audio production, as well as three editing suites. The building’s location directly over the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line train and beneath four floors of housing presented unusual acoustical challenges. To achieve complete isolation from these noise and vibration sources, each studio is designed as an individual box on a system of structural springs that separates it from the vibrations of the underground trains. Double walls, a floating floor slab, and double-paned windows throughout also contribute to the acoustical design. In the studios and control room, the angled walls were carefully designed for optimal sound reflection and absorption. “By transforming this former urban storefront into a community television studio, CCTV adds its very visible presence to the regeneration of Cambridge’s Central Square as a community arts scene,” said
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CCTV Executive Director Susan Fleischmann and HMFH Senior Principal George R. Metzger
George R. Metzger, AIA, HMFH senior principal. The CCTV space also houses a new classroom, green room, control room, two computer labs, office space, and new gathering spaces that further CCTV’s community-based mission: a teen center as well as an inviting members’ reception area. Finish materials were selected for high durability and greenness, including recycled flooring, low-VOC paint, and efficient lighting with automated occupancy dimmers. Timber salvaged from the original structure was also repurposed into benches for use in the space. Led by HMFH Architects, Inc., the project team included Highland Development, construction; R. G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP, mechanical engineer; Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates, structural engineer; Reuter Associates, LLC and SonicSpace, acoustical consultants.
The Mary M. Hooker school is a lesson in environmental sustainability.
Meriden, CT - BL Companies, Inc. the building itself is a lesson in environof Meriden has received a Publisher’s mental sustainability, as it was designed to Commendation Award for outstanding LEED Platinum standard. The facility also educational facility design in the 20th An- features a digital energy-management sysniversary Fall 2011 edition of Learning By tem to reduce energy consumption during Design, a biannual guide that showcases periods of low occupancy, high-efficiency innovative school and university design lighting systems, and state-of-the-art meand construction projects. BL Companies, chanical and electrical systems. Inc. received one of only two Publisher’s Mary M. Hooker is the first school Commendation Awards in the Fall 2011 de- in New England and the 11th school in the sign competition. country to receive a LEED Platinum ratBL Companies was recognized for ing. emphasizing the environmental curriculum of the Mary M. Hooker Environmental Sciences Magnet School in Hartford throughout the entire building. From the learning center’s spacious lobby outfitted with a 3,500-gallon eco-pond, plants, trees, and a waterfall to a butterfly vivarium and a planetarium, every inch of the building promotes environmental awareness. Judges said this rich, museumlike atmosphere increased preK through eighth-grade student engagement. “This building embraced the environmental curriculum and provided several spaces that reinforced that program and made it quite exciting for the children to experience every day,” judges noted. In addition to a design The lobby is outfitted with an eco-pond, plants, a waterfall, a butterfly vivarium, and a planetarium. that emphasizes the outdoors,
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ergy alternatives are being incorporated into the Connecticut grid? May 8, 2012 - IPC Introduces the New Construction Guidelines. A guide for the owners. June 12, 2012 - Project Team Awards Banquet & Scholarship Presentations: CBC’s signature event. A time to showcase award winning projects and celebrate teamwork.
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CBC Event Draws Record Participants Hybrid Parking Gets LEED Platinum
Farmington, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) hosted Courtney Hendricson, director of economic development for the town of Farmington; and Tom Trutter, University of Connecticut Health Center, associate vice president of facilities development & operations at the UConn Health Center Cell & Genome building recently. Hendricson focused on Farmington’s development efforts and the benefits to the community from the expansion and renovation plans for the UConn Health Center. Trutter provided a deeper insight into the plans for the health center. Jackson Laboratories is moving from Maine to Farmington, and both speakers pointed to this as a key indicator of the benefits the UConn Health Center will be in bringing new jobs to the state. These jobs range in everything from construction jobs to build the new structure, to the other support companies and positions that will arise
from having the company in Farmington. George Mulvaney of Mulvaney Mechanical was honored for his long history and strong participation with the organization. In addition to his past presidency with CBC he was part of the Industry Practices Committee, the body within CBC that created and maintains the Connecticut Construction Guidelines manual. The Congress is approaching its 60th year and is recognizing the members who have consistently contributed to making CBC what it is today. A $5,000 check was presented to the CBC Scholarship Fund. CBC offers scholarships to graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in architecture, construction-related engineering, construction management, surveying, planning, or other courses of study leading to associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degrees in the construction field.
BOMA Recognizes JLL Projects
Hartford, CT - The ING Building and 90 State House Square in Hartford, both managed by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), won top honors at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Building of the Year and Industry Awards held recently at 960 Main Street in Hartford. The firm won Corporate Member of the Year recognition from BOMA Greater Hartford. 90 State House Square won in Building of the Year 500,000-to1,000,000sf category. The ING Building, located in Windsor, was recognized in the Corpo-
rate Facility category. The facility is a 478,000sf single-tenant, owner-occupied, first class corporate office building constructed in 2007 to house ING’s 2,200 employees. The property team manages this corporate facility as well as services the needs of the building’s occupants under the direction of ING’s corporate real estate team. Energy-saving features managed by the team include: energy-efficient lighting, high-efficiency roof-top HVAC units, modulating high-efficiency natural gas boilers, and an efficient energy management system.
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New Haven, CT 360 State Street, located in downtown New Haven, is Connecticut’s largest multiresidential project and the first to achieve LEED Platinum status. The South Garage is a six-story, 125,000sf structure adjacent to a 31-story residential tower. It houses a grocery store on the street level, supports a swimming pool, planters, and a terrace on its roof, and provides one-third of the 500 parking spaces for the development on 360 State Street - first in Connecticut to achieve LEED the levels in between. Platinum status. The South Garage is tied to a six-story cast-in-place post-tensioned a Hybrid Garage and working within the concrete podium. Designed by others, the established parameters, provisions were podium was partially complete before the made by the design-build garage team durSouth Garage design team was brought on ing design, manufacture, and installation of board for this critical piece of the overall the garage to easily accommodate the projdevelopment. This late award presented the ect’s constraints. Even with the challenges design-build team with a number of coordi- of a late award and the constraints placed on the team, the hybrid garage provided both nation challenges. The fast-track schedule required that significant cost savings to the overall projthe garage design conform to the previ- ect budget while shaving a total of months ously installed deep foundation system. In off the project’s construction schedule. The addition, detailing and fabrication of the professionals at Hybrid Parking Garages hybrid superstructure had to begin before applied the latest advancements in buildthe façade design was completed by the ar- ing technologies, sustainability, and energy efficiency to ensure success of this awardchitect. Utilizing the inherent advantages of winning project.
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Boston - Neil MacKenzie has joined Gilbane Building Co. as senior preconstruction executive to grow the company’s institutional, healthcare, and residential preconstruction expertise in the commonwealth. MacKenzie Prior to joining Gilbane, MacKenzie served as chief estimator at Walsh Brothers for five years where he was involved with many healthcare projects for various hospitals and health centers in the area. His institutional experience includes projects throughout the region for numerous colleges and universities.
Prior to Walsh Brothers, MacKenzie was with Suffolk Construction Company for 10 years. Joseph R. Gallagher also has joined Gilbane as Mass. district business development manager. Gallagher Gallagher recently served as president for his own business, the Gallagher Company, which provided consulting services to the commercial real estate and commercial construction industry. Before starting his own company, Gallagher worked for Suffolk Construction Company where he served as vice president of business development.
Boston Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced the promotions of Monica Moreira, LEED AP and Dianne A. Dunnell, IIDA, LEED AP to the position of senior associate, and Cynthia Gibson Murphy and Marnie Glover, LEED AP to the position of associate within the firm. Moreira has over 17 years of industry experience. She joined MPA in 1998 and has been project manager and detail designer for many projects. Her most recent include the 335,000sf office building campus at 175-185 Wyman Street in Waltham for Hobbs Brook Management, as well as the recently completed 190,000sf corporate headquarters for Forrester Research in Cambridge. Dunnell is an NCIDQ certified interior designer with over 17 years of design experience. Since joining MPA in 1999, her roles include project de-
signer and manager. Clients she has worked with include Fallon Clinic, Covidien, and Harvard University, and she is currently primary interior designer for Philips North America, a 40,000sf interior tenant fit-up. Murphy is a project manager at MPA. Since joining MPA in 2003, her project experience includes work for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Real Estate Capital Partners, Edgewood Retirement Community, Silicon Valley Bank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. Glover is an interior designer with 17 years of professional experience working with corporate and commercial clients. Since joining MPA in 2004, she has worked on such projects as Liberty Mutual, ManuLife Financial, and Middlesex Savings Bank.
PCA Personnel Announcements
Cambridge, MA - Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Inc. (PCA) has promoted two associates to the role of senior associate, one team member to associate, and added four new employees to the design team. The new senior associates are Karen Dubrovsky, RA, LEED AP and Laura Homich, AIA, LEED AP. Dubrovsky joined the firm in 2000 as a designer. Her recent projects have included the Mass Maritime Academy and Westfield State dormitory renovations, various Healthworks health club renovations, and the South Cape Village retail center. Homich joined PCA in 2005 and has spearheaded such notable projects as Legacy Place in Dedham and Rumford Center in Providence, R.I. Jason Cohen, AIA, LEED AP was promoted to associate. He has been a designer at PCA for five years and has over 15 years in the architectural design industry. He is currently the project architect for the Ames Shovel Works historic resto-
ration reuse project in North Easton and was the project architect for the Wilber Apartments in Sharon, and Fitchburg State College dormitory upgrades. New hires to the design team inHomich clude Jessica Friend, Jillian D’Amato, Nathan Stolarz, and Michael Roper.
GDG Hires Hebert
Boston - Grossman Develoption planning. ment Group (GDG) announced that Hebert comes to GDG Mark Hebert has joined the company from W/S Development as vice president of development. where he was a project deHis responsibilities will include the velopment manager. At W/S, full service oversight of the due he oversaw the five-year acdiligence, design, development, and quisition, development, and construction for all real estate venconstruction of Legacy Place tures from conception to tenant dein Dedham. livery. Prior to joining W/S Hebert Hebert, an 18-year commercial Development in 2002, Hebert real estate and retail veteran, has exspent nearly 10 years at BJ’s perience in all aspects of the business from Wholesale Club starting as a store planner engineering to planning, construction, de- and becoming a site development manager sign, development, leasing, and transporta- in 2000.
Elaine Construction Appoints Falla
Newton, MA - Elaine Conrelationship and visibility buildstruction announced that Jacqueing, technical writing, and client line Falla joined the company service. as director of client services. In Falla brings more than 17 this role, she will be responsible years’ experience in the A/E/C for developing strategic growth industry, specifically in the areas plans, in close collaboration with of marketing, communications, the Elaine leadership team, in the and business development. areas of corporate, institutional, Prior to joining Elaine and nonprofit sectors. She will she served as director of busiFalla manage the full complement of ness development for Shawmut business development activities Design and Construction’s acafor Elaine, bringing to bear her skills in demic division.
Calnan Promotes Trull
J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. announced that Scott Trull has been promoted from director of special projects to project executive. As director of special projects, he successfully directed over 200 corporate office projects of all sizes. In his new role Trull is responsible for the overall man-
agement and coordination of the project from preliminary planning through completion and occupancy. His responsibilities include the supervision of staff and subcontractors, trade coordination, logistics, safety planning, requisition review and approval, financial status, budget reports, punch lists, and quality control.
Meridian Welcomes Thoma
Westborough, MA - Meridian Associates, Inc. in Westborough announced the addition of Senior Associate Jeffrey A. Thoma, a registered landscape architect. He was hired to lead the expansion of the company’s landscape architecture division. In addition to 17+ years of professional experience, Thoma has recently been recognized for his work on the 2010 project that received the BSLA’s honor award for institutional design.
Dembitzki Joins Marr Scaffolding
Boston - Marr Scaffolding Company announced that Robert Dembitzki has joined the company as general sales manager of the Scaffold and Shoring Divisions. He brings 25 years of experience to Marr. Dembitzki began his career in 1986 in the design and engineering of scaffold and shoring systems, and embarked on a sales career in 1996, culminating in the management of sales territories up and down the
eastern seaboard. His vast project experience involves a variety of construction markets including low-rise and large highrise building projects, bridge and highway infrastructure projects, wastewater treatment facilities, industrial plants, and energy producers. He brings solid planning and management skills to Marr.
Three Join DPM
Boston - Three new members have joined the project management team at Diversified Project Management (DPM). Peter Cullinan joins the company as senior project manager. He has over 30 years of experience in the management of construction projects. Prior to joining the firm, he served as construction manager for Arista Development where he managed the design and construction of 11 Walgreen’s Pharmacies. Tracey Jabs, IIDA, LEED AP has been hired as project manager and brings over 10 years of experience in architecture, interior design, contract furniture, and project management. Prior to joining DPM, she worked closely with the facilities and construction team on multiple renovation projects at The Stanley Works in Connecticut. She is the president-elect of the IIDA’s New England Chapter. Lauren Hoehne has been hired as an assistant project manager. She has over five years of experience in field and office
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construction project engineering and project management coordination, contract development, and scheduling. Her prior experience includes project engineer positions at C.E. Floyd Co. and Hoehne Gilbane Building Co. She also served as an intern architect at L’Arc Architects.
Noyes CDFA Certified
Concord, NH - Warrenstreet Architects announced that Wendy Noyes, business manager and member of the cooperative, has recently earned the credential of Certified Design Firm Administrator (CDFA) after successfully completing the exam developed and administered by the Society for Design Administration. To become certified, an applicant must have experience in A/E/C firm management and administration and pass a thorough examination of competencies, Noyes has been with Warrenstreet since 2001.
Banwell Announces New Team
Lebanon, N.H. - Banwell Architects of Lebanon, N.H. and Quechee, Vt. recently announced its new leadership team: Ingrid Moulton Nichols, AIA, LEED AP is now the managing partner of the Nichols company. She joined Banwell in 2000. Previously she worked at BMA Architects in Amherst and Arrowstreet Inc. in Somerville, Mass.
Jules Chatot, Jr., AIA LEED AP is a partner and has been with Banwell Architects since 1985. His work has been wide-ranging including educational facilities, housing, commercial, and hosChatot, Jr. pitality and recreational facilities, all with a focus on sustainability and cost-effective renewable energy.
SAK Welcomes Helfrich
North Andover, MA SAK Environmental, LLC recently added Vincent P. Helfrich, III to its team as an environmental engineer. Helfrich has internship experience in environmental site investigations and handson experience in fabrication, design, and field service
at Helfrich Brothers Boiler Works. Maureen Sakakeeny, SAK principal and CEO, said, “Hiring local was important to us. We are fortunate to have Merrimack College nearby enabling us to recruit strong entry-level candidates right here in our backyard.”
Cambridge, MA – Acentech Inc. announced that Jeffrey A. Zapfe, Ph.D., has been named president of Acentech by the company’s board of directors. He most recently served as the director of Acentech’s Noise and Vibration Group. He assumes the role of president from Chris Savereid, who served as Acentech’s president for the past seven years and will continue his consulting work with the firm. Dr. Zapfe’s recent work includes the analysis of structures at the design stage as well as the measurement, analysis, and mitigation of vibration in completed buildings. His most recent work has included projects concerned with measurement
and attenuation of building vibrations, construction vibration mitigation, prediction and control of footfall-induced vibrations of floors housing sensitive equipment, and evaluation and mitigation of ground-borne noise and Zapfe vibration due to transportation systems. Dr. Zapfe was also the principal investigator of a recently completed research study to determine the relationship between railway-induced vibration and human annoyance. He joined Acentech in 1998. Photo by Acentech Inc.
Mary MacIlvain Joins Dietz
Springfield, MA – Mary MacIlvain recently joined Dietz & Company Architects as marketing coordinator. She brings10 years of marketing communications experience to this position and will assist in leading the firm’s marketing efforts. She is well-versed in planning, research, strategy, advertising, public relations, graphic design, and branding.
Prior to joining Dietz & Company, MacIlvain worked in marketing at a Connecticut landscape architecture firm. She has also worked in the non-profit sector and on community outreach projects. She serves on the program committee and as CPSM study group leader of the Connecticut Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
DiLorenzo Gets NEWiRE Scholarship
Boston - The NEWiRE Educational Foundation, Inc. announced that it awarded its second annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to Elizabeth DiLorenzo. She recently graduated with a Master of Science in Real Estate from MIT, and has accepted a position in commercial real estate in Colorado and relocated to that area. The NEWiRE Educational Foundation is funded through the proceeds from the annual NEWiRE Networking Charity Golf Tournament & Clinic held every year in the fall.
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February 6-9, 2012 Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat, Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. What better way to kick off the year and your term as a chapter leader than by joining us in Washington, D.C., for our annual Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat? These three days are filled with exploring roles, networking, and learning strategies and techniques that will benefit your chapter. Four track sessions offer tailored programs for various chapter roles, and general sessions will join together all attendees for keynote speakers, breakfasts, and luncheons. In addition, we’ll recognize our Chapter Merit Award winners at a gala dinner and awards ceremony. Log onto naiop.org for further information
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- The Steel Fabricators of New England Annual Dinner Meeting December 8, 2011 Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, Mass. 5 - 6 p.m. Registration, Networking Reception, Sponsor Visits 6 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. - SFNE Annual Meeting, Elections 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. - Resnick Presentation on areas of estate, business succession, and liquidity issues for the privately held business owner. For more information: ssfne.org.
- BOMA International 2012 Winter Business Meeting and National Issues Conference January 30 – February 1, 2012 Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Washington, DC ONE power-packed meeting - This conference provides an opportunity to share ideas, learn from your peers, be a part of shaping the future of BOMA and the commercial real estate industry. Join us for inspiring general sessions, exciting networking receptions and important business meetings. for information: http://www.boma.org/ Events
Boston Holiday Party - January 12, 2012 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Forum - Join fellow SMPS members and friends at the annual. Welcome 2012 with lively conversations over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Forum on Boylston Street. Good cheer, great company, and fantastic raffle prizes. 755 Boylston Street, Boston http://forumboston.com/index.php
BOMI - Real Estate Investment & Finance 10 Week Course January 23 - April 2 | Every Monday except February 20, Time: 4-7 p.m. GBREB Office, One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite’ Boston, MA 02108 Designation: RPA and FMA Instructor: Barry Familetto, Hunneman Management & Development Through this course you will learn to take charge of real estate investments in order to maximize the value of a property. You will develop knowledge about basic financial concepts as they relate to real estate, including valuation, analysis, taxation, depreciation, and life-cycle costing. You will also gain the skills to conduct discounted cash flow analyses and calculate net present value and internal rate of return. Questions, please call 617-399-7863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Contractors Professional Institute 2012 Twelve high-impact half-day seminars will be held January - November 2012. - Jan. 17, 2012 - Setting Smart Goals. Identifying, building on both your strengths and weaknesses. Understanding key construction success factors, differentiators. Diverse success paths in the construction industry. Setting goals that matter. - Jan. 24, 2012 Preparing for the “New Construction Economy” Adapt or Perish: The Practical Construction. Over the past 2+ years, construction professionals have experienced tremendous change with more risk and more competition the most notable trends. Come listen and discuss. For more information: agcmass.org - Jan. 31, 2012 Managing Finances. Increasing project cost controls and profit. Spotting, addressing project financial problems quickly. Achieving full financial literacy, meeting current standards. Understanding company finances. This program is especially useful for participants who have been in the industry for at least five years and want to improve their bottom-line job performance and success. Contact Institute Director Dr. William Ronco, 781-275-2424 or wronco@ gatheringpace.com
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Continued on page 39 • Residential Projects - House in Ridgefield, Ridgefield, by Beinfield Architecture PC, Norwalk; Country Estate, New Canaan, by Roger Ferris+ Partners, Westport, Conn.; Westchester Waterfront, Rye, N.Y. by Amanda Martocchio Architecture + Design, LLC, New Canaan; Water House, Coastline Conn. by Newick Architects, New Haven; Edge House, Warren, Conn. Bohlen Cywinski Jackson Architects, Wilkes- Barre, Pa; and New Ca-
naan Town House, New Canaan, by Joeb Moore+ Partners, Greenwich. • Preservation Projects - Neutra Glen Residence, Stamford, by Joeb Moore+ Partners, Greenwich. • Architecture: the Encompassing Art - Lever 1, Warren, Connecticut, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, WilkesBarre, Pa; Bronze Pool Fence, by Laura Kaehler Architects, Greenwich; Desk, New Haven, by Newick Architects, New Haven. • Unbuilt Projects - Iskander Investment Headquarters, Nusajay, Malaysia by Pickard Chilton, New Haven and Urban Greenhouse, Brooklyn, N.Y. by Newman Architects, PC, New Haven.
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