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Institutions and Schools

North Atlantic Region Update

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G&R Completes Historical Renovations on Needham Town Hall Suffolk Construction to Renovate 50 Post Office Square SUNY Nears Completion of Liberty Terrace Timberline Completes Homewood Suites Structure Tone CM on Higher Education Restoration Project Lee Kennedy Company Tops Off Salem State Library Finegold Alexander Library Project Underway Pro Con CM for Hotel Project TMS Project Architects Windover to Renovate Boathouse - ARC Project Architect Village at Rivermead Begins Construction - Designed by JSA Pro Con Architect and CM for Cobham’s Expansion KBE Building Corporation Active in Educational Facilities Lyme/Old Lyme High School Gets Revamped Suffolk Partners with Steffian Bradley for Baystate Medical Ctr. Perry Dean Rogers on St. George’s School Addition AKF Appoints Leradi and Vernon for Code Consulting Group Profile: Ray + Joan Kroc Community Center AIANH 2012 Awards Connecticut ABC Excellence in Construction Awards


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TCCMA Completes Northeastern University Renovations NLSB at UMass Amherst: Update Suffolk Construction to Build UMass Facility JM Coull Completes Research Lab Featuring:

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ASHRAE Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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“Breakfast with the Mayor” A conversation with Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston Thursday, March 22, 2012 7:30 am: Registration, breakfast and networking 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.: program Tickets: $65 – Members, $90 – Non-members At the door, add $10 Where: Westin Boston Waterfront 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 For more information: buildingcongress.org. Mayor Tom Menino

Ownership Change

Westbrook, ME - CCB, Inc. of Westbrook announced that Marc Belanger, Jr. and Sean Ferguson have joined Beth Sturtevant as owners of the 67-year-old construction company. Belanger joined CCB full-time in 1999 upon graduation from the University of Maine Orono. Ferguson joined the firm in 2008 as controller after spending 11 years as an accountant and consultant to the construction industry. Together they purchased shares of the company in 2011 after the retirement of minority owner Donald W. Raye.

Boston - The Boston Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) celebrated its official 100th anniversary on February 8 at its monthly meeting at the Embassy Suites hotel in Waltham. The meeting started off with a toast by the current chapter president Patrick Duffy and recognition of the 12 past presidents who were in attendance. In the early years of this organization, the name was called the Massachusetts chapter of The American Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers (ASHVE). In 1905, the American Society of Refrigeration Engineers (ASRE ) was formed and the Boston Chapter was chartered on December 4, 1929. In January of 1959, the ASRE and ASHAE society predecessors merged to form ASHRAE.

On August 23-25,2012, the Boston Chapter will be hosting the ASHRAE Region 1 Chapter Regional Conference. This meeting coincides with the Boston Chapter’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala, which will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012, directly after the Region 1 Conference. Both exciting events will be held at the Marriott Copley Place in downtown Boston. Photo l-r: Robert Persechini (19891990), Ted Athanas (1995-1996), Richard Scogland (1987-1988), Eric Edman (19971998), Darcy Carbone (2006-2007), Edward Waldman (1994-1995), Steven Rosen (2007-2008), Allan Ames (1992-1993), Bryan Hermanny (2009-2010), Steven Tafone (2004-2005), Jeffrey Schultz (20082009), William Garvey (2010-2011)

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Sturtevant remains as president and majority owner.

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Antinozzi Expands to Norwalk

At the new Norwalk offices of Antinozzi Associates (l-r) are George Perham, Jamie Curtin, and Stephanie Barbagiovanni. Norwalk, CT Antinozzi Associates announced the opening of a branch office in Norwalk, another step in the firm’s expanding service to lower Fairfield County including Merritt 7 Corporate Park where the firm has been retained for on-call design services for the 1.5 million square foot office park. In 2007, this 56-year-old architectural and interior design firm relocated its headquarters from Stratford to the Bijou Theater district in downtown Bridgeport. George Perham, vice president and principal-in-charge of corporate and interiors contracts for the firm said the new loca-

tion will allow the firm, to become more active in the neighboring community as it expands corporate business development and marketing efforts in lower Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Perham will lead the new Antinozzi Associates’ Norwalk office along with Stephanie Barbagiovanni, of Naugatuck, who has been named the head designer in the office. Also leading the effort is Jamie Curtin, a recent graduate of Paier College of Art, who joined the firm specifically to work in the Norwalk office.


PSA Elects Patrick Costin President

couraging development of underPortland, ME The utilized properties, reinvigorating Portland Society of Architects traditional neighborhood centers, (PSA) announced that Patrick and defining a sustainable vision Costin, AIA, LEED AP, foundfor Portland. ing principal of Canal 5 Studio “We are delighted to welin Portland, was elected presicome Mayor Brennan to our andent of the PSA at the annual nual business meeting,” Costin business meeting held in Februsaid. “It is a tangible symbol of ary at the newly renovated Portthe importance of linking economland Public Library. Patrick Costin ic development with Portland’s In addition to PSA busivibrant creative community and ness, the evening featured a keynote talk with newly elected Mayor Mi- extraordinary quality of place.” “This is one of the most important chael Brennan. Mayor Brennan is the first directly elected mayor of Portland in nearly junctures in the history of our city,” said nine decades. Throughout the election pro- Mayor Brennan. “Like so many small citcess, PSA actively engaged the mayoral ies in America, Portland is challenged to candidates on a number of issues affecting find new ways to do more to engage our the built environment. Candidates were in- citizens, leverage our resources, and facilivited to respond to PSA’s detailed survey tate change. The leadership in this room on major subjects impacting the city of has a vital role to play in helping to build a Portland. Questions included ways of en- better city.”

IIDA NE New Partnership

Boston - The Executive Board of Directors for the New England Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA NE) announced that IntrinXec Management, Inc. has been hired to provide the New England Chapter with professional association management services and will become its new partner. Joyce Blatt will be transitioning from her role as IIDA NE executive director after eight years of dedicated services to the association. The current executive board has established an initiative to improve the

operations of the chapter as well as to provide increased value to its members. The specifics include improving communications, providing better training for board and committee members, engaging a broader and more diverse clientele for improved industry opportunities and networking, and to improve financial records, responsibility, and accountability. For the last eight years, Joyce Blatt has been the executive director for the New England Chapter of IIDA. She has done an outstanding job promoting the critical role, mission, and value of IIDA NE.

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Finegold Alexander Begins Library

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Holyoke, MA - Finegold Alexander has begun restoration and repair to the façade of the The Holyoke Public Library. The project will involve cleaning the brick and limestone, replicating three original sky lights that had been removed, and repairing the terra cotta roof tiles. Inside, murals are being cleaned and reinstalled. New outdoor benches will be made from the repurposed glass floors and brick and limestone have been retained for repairs to the historic core. Cornice lines and limestone, brick, and glass of the 22,000sf addition all resonate with the 18,000sf historic building to create a whole. The main entrance has been shifted to the North with an at-grade entry that is welcoming, accessible, near parking, and offers after-hours access to large public meeting rooms.

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Boston, MA - Suffolk Construction has been selected by institutional investment advisor Bentall Kennedy as construction manager on the renovation of 50 Post Office Square. Formerly 185 Franklin Street, the art deco high-rise building located in Boston’s Financial District will be open to the public for the first time in 60 years upon completion. The renovation will feature extensive updates to the building’s lobby, common areas, and commercial space, including the addition of more than 21,000sf of retail space, 110 new below-grade parking spaces, and a rehabilitated streetscape. A new public entrance will be built on High Street, and the Franklin Street entrance will be redesigned. The first phase of the redevelopment

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Village at Rivermead Under Way Designed by JSA

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Exeter, NH – Cobham Sensor Systems and Microwave Components, a manufacturer of radar system components for radar systems in ships, submarines, and aircraft, is expanding its Continental Microwave & Tool manufacturing facility at 11 Continental Drive in Exeter. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the expansion projRendering of Continental Microwave & Tool ect, which will add 105,000sf to manufacturing facility the company’s existing 80,000sf manufacturing facility. windows will bring light into the manuThe new two-story addition will facturing area, and second floor clerestory Photo courtesy of RiverMead consist of 70,000sf of light manufactur- windows and a cantilevered curtain wall l-r: Pam Brenner, Peterborough town administrator; Lorianne Smith, AIA, JSA; Jim ing space on the first floor and 35,000sf of will allow natural light into the office space. Warner, JSA; Garth Johnson, Cutler Assoc.; Ed Truscelli, New Life Management and office and conference room space on the As part of the building expansion, Development; Bonnie Cohen, CEO, RiverMead; Mary Elizabeth McClellan, President second floor. Pro Con Inc. has designed a new main enResident Council, RiverMead; and members of RiverMead’s Board of Trustees John The manufacturing space will have a trance, which includes a lobby, reception Morison III, Joseph Hart, and Peter Forssell, M.D. 20-foot height clearance to accommodate area, and passenger elevator. Peterborough, NH. – Construction tive lifestyles, with multiple dining venues, specialized equipment. First-floor ribbon has begun on the Village at RiverMead, a a fitness center, spa, and community gathmajor expansion of RiverMead, a continu- ering space for performances and lectures. ing care retirement community in Peterbor- The architecture at The Village is organic ough. Designed by JSA Inc of Portsmouth, and dynamic, using stone, wood, and glass Watertown, MA - The year 2012 As the company begins the countthe expansion, a fresh, intimate neighbor- in contemporary forms. It includes 10 inmarks J.C. Cannistraro’s 49th year in down to its 50th anniversary in 2013, hood built on 35 wooded acres directly dependent living cottages, 30 independent the mechanical construction industry. Cannistraro clients and colleagues can across from the original RiverMead cam- living apartments, 20 assisted living apartDuring that time, the company has been check its newly launched blog titled pus, will add vitality to this 16-year-old ments organized into two households, and nationally recognized for its BIM and “Building with Intelligence 365” for community. underground parking for 30 cars. prefabrication capabilities and its qualdaily photos and stories The Village targets vibrant retirees The $30 million project is expected ity work on complex projects. by embracing nature, sustainability, and ac- to take 15 months to complete.

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

LEED Innovation Credit: Living Walls

by Stephanie Goldberg In a recent laboratory fit-out for a university, the client requested that we design a place for greenery within the common spaces. For universities and companies that are looking to design LEED certified projects, or bring existing projects into LEED compliance, green walls can be a key factor in earning certification. Increasingly, clients and Stephanie Goldberg

View to green half wall occupants are seeking out ways of incorporating plantings in their renovations. The living wall, or green wall, provides an architectural and sustainable solution to the desire for interior garden space. Installed in Europe for over 15 years, such walls are beginning to take hold here in United States. Janice Goodman of Cityscapes, Inc., a designer and installer of green walls,

noted that she is receiving inquiries and requests for proposals at least two to three times per week, a trend that has been happening over the last six to eight years as more walls are installed and maintained successfully. The benefits of a living wall are tremendous. In terms of the physical atmosphere of a space, plants have a positive effect on the occupants. Plants also help clean the air and contribute to better air quality, especially in spaces where there are no operable windows. Considerations, however, need to be made for a successful installation. Understand the system. Typically hung off a supporting wall, a green wall is essentially a series of planted metal cells. The wall can either be installed with a top tank and drip tray or connected to an irrigation and drain system. As the saturated weight of a 4 inch thick wall panel is 20 psf of vertical surface, the ability of the floor structure to hold the wall needs to be reviewed with a structural engineer, and an anchoring system established. Having a vertical garden that is immediately filled out is important Continued on page 43

Parson’s Hall

EnviroVantage Goes Back to School

Durham, NH - Scott Knightly is a graduate of The University Of New Hampshire, so when the opportunity to return to campus in his role as owner of EnviroVantage to work on one of the school’s most prestigious buildings was made available to him, he was ready and eager for the test. Parson’s Hall on the UNH campus is home to the college’s chemistry department and related research and grant programs. It is comprised of four two-story wings consisting of 146,000sf. Built in the 1960s, the entire building was in need of refurbishing and updating, but only after all the 40-year-old building materials that in today’s building world are considered hazardous were removed. Working on the removal of hazardous materials from older buildings is a specialty of EnviroVantage, so Knightly felt this was an assignment that he and his team could ace. Working collaboratively with project contractor Gilbane Building Company and project engineer EYP Architects to eliminate old, complex mechanical systems, air handling units, exhaust fans, ductwork, rooftop solar panels, mold, asbestos, and lead paint necessitated a coordinated effort. Extensive

slab cutting; removal, excavation, and putback of soils for grade beams; plumbing and electrical upgrades; and hazardous waste removal also made it technically. In addition, UNH had mandated that construction activities could not interfere with classes and campus operations taking place inside the building. With short timelines and the need to accommodate student classes, EnviroVantage employed a strategy of multiple disciplines within the same crews. Starting this project in April 2009, EnviroVantage executed double shifts with crews in excess of 75 workers. The ability for one company to perform all these different work disciplines allowed Gilbane and EYP Architects to stay on a fast paced, time sensitive schedule. Problems were collaboratively solved with the GC and UNH, many times on the fly. With the large number of skilled crews, decked out in the company’s signature bright yellow clothing, EnviroVantage was able to meet the rigors of an accelerated schedule on a tight, occupied work site. According to Knightly, “I had alContinued on page 17

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Market Basket Nears Completion Pro Con GC - Prellwitz/Chilinski Architect

Manchester, NH – The new 100,000sf Market Basket store located at the corner of Elm and West Auburn Streets in downtown Manchester is nearing completion. RMD Inc. of Tewksbury, Mass. Is developing the store for Demoulas Super Markets Inc. and the Market Basket stores. Prellwitz/Chilinski AsFront entrance of the store is under way. sociates Inc. of Cambridge, Pro Con Inc. “Construction of the freeMass. is the project architect, and Pro Con Inc. of Manchester, N.H. is standing Elm Street stair tower that will lead customers from the street level to the the general contractor for the project. “The interior finishes are nearly front entrance of the store is under way.” complete and we are finalizing the instal- The new store will offer a Market’s Café, a lation of the electrical and refrigeration Market’s Kitchen, and an in-store bakery. The store is located on a 10.7-acre site systems,” stated the project manager for that was formerly home to Rockwell Automation Inc’s Allen Bradley Plant. Pro Con recycled 95% of the demolished construction waste material from the former building, diverting tons of debris from the landfills. Completion date has been scheduled for the end of March 2012 when Pro Con will apply to have the Market Basket Store become LEED certified. Market Basket under construction

Windover to Renovate Boathouse ARC Project Architect

Windover Construction has been selected by Phillips Academy Andover to renovate an existing 16,328sf building, situated on 5.8 acres along the Merrimack River, to serve as a boathouse for varsity and instructional crew programs. The project requires coordination and collaboration with the owner’s marine contractor to facilitate a new boat launch ramp, docks, abutments, and gangways. ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge is the project architect. The exterior envelope upgrades will include a new architectural metal siding system and new storefront glass

system, which will be installed around the entire building. Interior renovations include a 1,700sf build-out to accommodate a two-bedroom apartment and approximately 5,600sf of space for changing rooms, restrooms, coach’s office, and great room, in addition to an expansive space for storage and repair of boats and equipment. Interior work will also include new MEP systems and the installation of fire alarm and sprinkler systems. A new parking layout, utility tieins, walkways, and wetland replications will be part of the site upgrades.

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New Dealership Under Way

Rendering of the future Commonwealth Nissan Lawrence, MA - Charles Daher’s Commonwealth Motors in Lawrence has contracted Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N. H.-based Jewett Construction Co., Inc. to build its new Nissan dealership. The three-phase project involves renovations and additions to the former Commonwealth Chevrolet—relocated to a new, 28,400sf Jewett-built facility—and

includes demolition of a round showroom; the construction of a 7,300sf steel-framed structure to house the new showroom, administration and management offices; and renovations to other existing offices and customer waiting areas. Commonwealth’s service department and executive offices, located in the same building, will remain active during renovations.

Pro Con CM for Hotel Project TMS Project Architects

Boston – Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the construction manager for a pool expansion project at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, located on the McClellan Highway in East Boston. TMS Architects of Portsmouth, N.H. is the project architect. Plans call for a wood-framed connector building to join the new pool building to the existing hotel. The 2,100sf pool addition will have a 15 x 30 ft. Gunite pool, with an exposed aggregate slab surround, a restroom,

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Engelberth Builds GW Plastics Exp. Royalton, VT - Engelberth Construction, Inc. of Colchester and GW Plastics, Inc. of Bethel have teamed up together to build a 15,000sf manufacturing, warehouse, and office addition to the GW Plastics Technical Campus in Royalton, for its GW Silicones Division. The addition will include a new

ISO Class 8 clean room, the capability to support up to 18 additional state-ofthe-art machines for silicone molding and assembly, as well as private offices, bathrooms, and a conference room. The design-build project also includes associated sitework, as well as alterations to existing office spaces.

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shower, and mechanical room. The pool building is being constructed using six glue laminate arches and roof decking, with a standing seam metal roof system. Oversized storefront windows will provide natural daylight into the pool area. In addition to the new construction, Pro Con Inc. plans to fill in and landscape an exterior pool located on the site that is no longer in use. Pro Con Inc. began the expansion project in December 2011 and has scheduled a March 2012 completion date.

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The Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility’s Sustainable Accomplishments


ver the course of the past 12 years, the Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility (LRWWU) has continued on its path to be the best at what it does – safely treat the domestic and industrial wastewater of its five community municipalities – as it looks for increasing ways to lessen the carbon footprint of its own operations and that of its citizens via its ISO 14001-certified focused programs for addressing their solid waste streams. Among the programs the LRWWU has implemented in this regard is its comprehensive recycling program, which runs the gamut from waste paper and cardboard, to co-mingled recyclables, metals, waste oil, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, and wood pallets, to all operations upgrades, including its citizens’ waste oil program, sharps collection, and mercury thermometers; and all under the umbrella of its ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS), for which it has been certified since 2000. In addition, for its continued environmental and sustainable achievements under its ISO 14001-certified umbrella, the utility received a congressional citation in 2010 on the occasion of its 10th anniversary of its ISO 14001 EMS, as noted in the newsletter, Business and the Environment, an Aspen Publication. US Congresswoman Niki Tsongas praised both management and staff for their continuing efforts to sustain an effectively functioning wastewater treatment facility while implementing

Green roof innovative measures that simultaneously reduce waste and save money for its taxpayers. To understand where the utility has come to its present status as a role model for other wastewater utilities, Steven Perkins, Director, Office of Ecosystem Protection, for US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1, summed it up best when he provided a brief overview of how far LRWWU has come since its pre-

EMS days. The effort began in 1997, when LRWWU joined a three-year EMS pilot program for municipalities that was funded by EPA’s Office of Water. EPA’s goal was straightforward — to introduce the concept of EMSs to municipal entities, especially those in the water and wastewater sectors. He explained that EMSs in the private sector allowed organizations to achieve better compliance, improve overall environmental performance, and promote a sense of

environmental stewardship. The city of Lowell was quick to recognize the huge potential, and opted to become one of the first municipalities to join EPA’s pilot program. As the program progressed, Mark Young, LRWWU’s executive director, decided to go beyond the stated objective of the pilot program, and opted instead for a full ISO 14001 certification for the LRWWU’s EMS. This task was not without its challenges – with the help of an outside consultant, the LRWWU developed an EMS that met all of the requirements and was certified to ISO 14001 in 2000, becoming the first public entity in the United States to certify all of its divisions to ISO 14001. Ira Leighton, EPA Region 1’s deputy regional administrator, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary and its congressional citation, stated in a letter to Mark Young, “[Passing the audit] marking the 10-year anniversary of [LRWWU’s] EMS is a singular achievement and reflects [LRWWU’s] continuing commitment to sustainable management of operations. …We hope the example set by [LRWWU] can be a model for other utilities throughout the water sector.” As part of its on-going commitment to do more with less, while saving taxpayers dollars, in its 20-year capital improvement plan, which included innovative ways to cut down on fossil energy Continued on next page

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Solar Installation Completed

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consumption, the utility proceeded with a number of energy-saving installations. Among them: a vegetated green roof atop its administration building, designed and installed by a local professor; a passive solar wall on the south-facing side of the screw pump building, designed by the consulting firm, CDM; and PV panels - administration building photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays atop both its we had to make, from throwing all of our administration building and maintenance trash in the garbage, to throwing away light building, manufactured by Satcon, and in- bulbs.” He added, “We’re not done. We’re stalled by Griffin Electric. constantly doing work to keep the treatThrough the current ARRA federal ment plant at the forefront.” stimulus package, Lowell is slated to reWith the new installations in place as ceive more than $40 million in funds for described, along with the water collection wastewater infrastructure improvement, cistern that will be used to irrigate plants, which will include $4.7 million in fully the pervious pavement parking lot, and subsidized funds that will be aimed at en- additional PV arrays slated for additional ergy efficiency upgrades, 60 kilowatts of rooftops, it is clear that the folks at the LRsolar power, and 32,000sf of green roofs. WWU are constantly evolving their EMS These upgrades, combined with the solar program and looking for new opportunities power, will save the utility approximately to make a positive impact on all they affect $160,000 a year. – from the community, to the taxpayers, With respect to how far the utility and of course, to the environment. As the has progressed, Young says “It was a cul- promo ad says, “There’s a lot to like about ture change … there were so many changes Lowell!” Yes there is!

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Boston - Fischbach & Moore Electric Group, LLC. has completed a 1.25 megawatt solar installation project for National Grid at the site of the highly visible multicolored liquefied natural gas tank in Dorchester adjacent to the Southeast Expressway. This was formerly a manufactured gas plant site, and as a result is brownfield and has limited reuse capability, making it ideal for a solar project. The site is the largest of five solar installations completed by National Grid, including a 1 megawatt site in Haverhill that was also constructed by Fischbach & Moore. Fischbach & Moore is a Boston based electrical contractor, specializing in large-scale electrical installations. For this project, Fischbach & Moore teamed with BOND completing this project on schedule in just over three months. The workforce consisted of 20

IBEW Local 103 electricians from Fischbach & Moore and BOND Civil & Utility Division, a long trusted power industry civil contractor, completed the site, civil, and concrete work for both projects. The scope of work began with site, preparation of the existing brownfield site making it ready to pour the cement mounts that would hold the racking system that in turn would support the panels. Electricians installed 4,400 280w solar panels, a racking system, installed an inverter and 13.8kV transformer and conducted final testing. The solar site is now up and running and producing enough electricity to power 200 to 250 homes per year. Over a 30-year period, this system is expected to save approximately 4,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 1,800 pounds of nitrous oxide, and 1.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide.




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Let There be Light…But Not Too Much!

by Chad Wisler Academic facilities are a unique challenge (… and opportunity) to design and operate. There are many challenges with these facilities, ranging from the wide range of programmatic requirements (classrooms, offices, shops, kitchens, dining, labs, gyms, natatoriums, common space, etc.), school board leadership and the decision process, as well as overall funding and Chad Wisler budget control. The magnitude of the these facilities is significant - just in Massachusetts, there are almost 400 school districts, over 1,800 public schools, and well over 100 colleges and universities. Fortunately, there are mature resources available to support these projects. These range from the Collaboration for High Performance School (CHPS) toolbox, USGBC/LEED, Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG), as well as MSBA Model School Program. These tools and the reporting measures in place through the AIA 2030 Challenge are supporting the overall energy reduction strategies needed to control the operational energy costs and manage each facility’s carbon footprint. On the engineering and facilities side, fundamentals that are required in academic facilities include power, communi-


cations and data infrastructure, security provisions, and environment controls. Environment controls encompass light, temperature, humidity, and indoor air quality. The visual environment (light) is one of the more challenging aspects of building design, often under-emphasized during the design process, yet has a significant impact on the educational environment and operational energy for the building. Additionally, studies have demonstrated a tie between lighting and student concentration levels. Basic design can provide the required lighting levels (typically 30-50 foot-candles depending upon the space program) through energy-efficient lamps (T8 or better), and electronic ballasts. Good fixture selection, placement, and daylighting controls and switching are the starting point, but a review of the space use and desired flexibility and adaptability of the space are key. Understanding where the instructor will present materials along with the media (smart boards, projectors, etc.) will influence the lighting design and ideally eliminate the all-too-often glare/hot spots on vertical surfaces. The next level is to understand the room’s color scheme, surfaces, and associ-

Glare analysis - Skylight ated reflectivity. Color quality/temperature and lighting levels are highly influenced by the space surfaces and as a result the overall quality of the space can be realized during the design phase. Reflective colors can increase the overall lighting levels in the space without an increase in energy versus lower-level reflectivity surfaces. Glare and visual comfort have become increasing issues over the past several years – especially given the push for daylighting under the guise of sustainable design. We’ve all been in spaces

recently where there is a high percentage of poorly located windows which allow direct sunlight into the space, thus creating an uncomfortable environment. These spaces either remain as is or shading systems are employed. Control measures for glare start with the building design and analysis to optimize daylight while controlling glare through passive strategies (orientation, building shape, window/fenestration - location / type / selection, landscaping) and then active strategies including shades / blinds. As a last measure, lighting levels within the occupied space can be increased to reduce the overall contrast for occupant comfort. The analysis tools available today (i.e., Ecotect) and their interoperability within the BIM environment are allowing us the opportunity to make more informed decisions for our projects and especially in the academic market sector. These analysis tools coupled with good design practices and communication with the client will ensure we continue to improve our designs for the next generation of students. Chad Wisler, PE LEED AP, is a principal at Vanderweil Engineers, LLP.

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SAK to Provide Services to DCAM NorthStar and SouthPoint Go Green

North Andover, MA –SAK Environmental, LLC has been selected to provide environmental consulting services to the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) for a three-year period. DCAM is the state agency responsible for major public building construction and real estate services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The breadth of SAK’s environmental services to DCAM include: Phase I and Phase II environmental site and risk assessments to comply with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan regulations, facility assessments, environmental due diligence and hazardous materials inventories.

SAK recently completed its first DCAM project on the McGee Building at the North Shore Community College in Lynn. The McGee Building is a 160,000sf, three-story, multi-purpose academic building that contains classrooms, laboratories, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a library and multiple offices. SAK performed a hazardous materials inventory on the McGee Building as part of a comprehensive baseline for potential future renovation and expansion initiatives. The hazardous materials inventory included a detailed inspection of the entire building to collect and analyze representative samples of building materials.

EnviroVantage Goes Back To School Continued from page 11

that arise. In our business the most important asset is the integrity of our project partners and when EnviroVantage is on a job, I know it will be carried out as agreed.” Today, Parson’s Hall is four years into a five-year renovation. EnviroVantage’s work is still in progress. When renovation is complete, the facility will accommodate wet teaching laboratories, research labs, the University Instrumentation Center, general classroom space, offices for faculty, researchers, technicians, postdoctoral fellows, and student researchers, as well as common spaces such as a conference rooms and break-out spaces.

ways hoped to return to campus one day in a meaningful way and a five-year program at Parson’s Hall is well within the scope of work that I had hoped for. Maybe I will go for my master’s in chemistry while I am here”. Nathan Burnham of Gilbane had high praise for Knightly and the EnviroVantage team. “The demolition and abatement field in particular is a minefield of potential problems with on-site surprises plus legal and regulatory issues. On-site, we know that the EnviroVantage Team is going to keep us abreast on where things stand and work in a collaborative manner to mitigate problems


Shirley, MA - NorthStar Construction Services, a full service roofing contractor, recently installed more than 360 solar panels on the roof of its 20,400sf headquarters in Shirley. “In May of 2011 we were very excited to move into an existing facility in Shirley which fit our needs and allowed room for growth. Since then, we have worked hard at making the facility sustainable,” said John Lastella, president and founder of NorthStar. “This View of the 364 solar panel on top of the NorthStar facility. is the second time we have installed solar panels on a facility. Our previous solar installation in erate our own fueling station to better manLeominster provided 30% of our electricity age fuel consumption and costs,” reports and proved to be efficient and a good return Lastella. The company worked with Southon investment. With those results deciding Point Solar, a solar energy contractor out to install solar panels on our new location of Leominster. Mike Lastella, president was easy and the size of this system will of SouthPoint explains the overall system provide 100% of our energy needs.” will produce 92.8 kilowatt. DC and the so“In concert with the solar panels we lar panels cover 75 percent of the total roof have taken several operational steps to area. reduce our carbon footprint. We had an SouthPoint installed 364 panels each energy audit conducted which resulted in one with a capacity of 255 watts manuchanging the facility’s lighting with new factured from the metro Atlanta based light bulbs and motion sensor switches. We company Suniva, a manufacturer of highalso installed a new high efficiency HVAC efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and system; we participate in the Energy Star high powered Buy America compliant soProgram; we recycle all waste including as lar modules. much as possible from job sites; and we op-

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From the Desk of Jolene Knapp, CAE Rhode Island College Art Center Exp.

Welcome, Planning consultants, architects, and engineers at firms that serve the higher education marketplace will find the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) has important resources of interest to them, including the idea marketplace at our annual, international conference in July, our national and regional sponsorship Jolene Knapp programs, advertising in Planning for Higher Education journal, and our online Integrated Planning Marketplace. All of these resources help firms to raise the visibility of their services with our institutional members and nonmember customers. Members not only receive lower rates, they also have access to our enhanced online membership directory. Joining SCUP is a great investment if you need to reach the administrators on campus who are responsible for academic, facilities, fiscal, infrastructural, and strategic planning. Sixty percent of SCUP members are institutional. Of those, 40% are in facilities. The remaining 60% of our institutional members are a mix of senior-level administrators: CEO-president-chancellor, academic (including provost), strategic planners, financial, institutional research, student affairs-housing, technology, and advancement. SCUP focuses its resources on the integration of planning on campus, so it

should come as no surprise that our annual, international conference and idea marketplace will focus on the theme of “Make No Isolated Plans—Integrated Plans for Educational Quality.” Exhibit in the idea marketplace for even more exposure to attending institutional members and nonmembers. The annual conference will be held July 7-11, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, Ill. In addition to our annual, international conference and idea marketplace in July, we also offer regional conferences and special one-day events. SCUP’s Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic regions are having conferences in April. North Atlantic’s regional conference is April 11-13 at The City University of New York (CUNY). The theme is “Education in a Changing World. What’s Next?” Mid-Atlantic’s regional conference is April 15-17 at Penn State University in University Park, Penn. The theme is “Beyond Plan ‘C’: Retooling for Integrated Planning Using the Campus as a Learning Laboratory.” Sponsorships are available. Walk-in registrations are welcome. Please join us! Starting in October 2012, SCUP’s journal, Planning for Higher Education, will be published online and no longer in print. SCUP sees this change as an opportunity to explore ways to enhance its advertising program. Details will be available by July 2012. Contact Betty Cobb at betty. cobb@scup.org or 734-764-2004 for more Continued on page 20

The central first floor lounge will open on the an outdoor terrace. Providence, RI – Schwartz/Silver Architects in Boston is the design architect and the Design Partnership of Cambridge is the architect of record for the expansion of Rhode Island College’s Art Center. The $20 million project will provide new spaces for the college’s art department, which is now scattered in several buildings around the campus. The expanded building will contain new studios, classrooms, workshops, offices, darkrooms, computer labs, lounges, presentation spaces, and a student gallery. The existing one-story, 33,000sf structure was one of the five original buildings built in 1958 when the college moved to its present location on the west side of Providence. Originally designed as a library and dining hall, the building was converted for studio art use several years later. Since it was never intended for making art, several of the existing spaces lack natural light and proper ventilation, and the building has been

cited for many health and safety problems. The new 54,000sf art center has been designed with abundant natural light and state-of-the-art ventilation systems throughout the building. A portion of the existing structure will be replaced with a new twostory addition, which will have large glass walls and a new main entrance facing the central campus entry drive. The new building will be clad in brick on the first floor and copper on the second floor, and will have large amounts of glass for the studios and lounge spaces. Covered outdoor work courts for ceramics and sculpture will be located at the north end of the building. The ceramics work court will provide space for four large new kilns. The project will be built in two phases, to minimize the amount of studio relocation. Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2012.

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Bowdoin Completes Campus Reno

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Lesley University Cambridge, MA – Bowdoin Construction recently completed major utility upgrades and dormitory renovations for Lesley University and the Episcopal Divinity School on the Brattle Campus. Buildings renovated included Lawrence Hall, Reed Hall, and Burnham Hall. The project was designed by Perry and Radford Architects and Energy Planning, Inc. The construction scope of work included the removal and replacement of the old steam boilers with new high-efficiency hot water and steam boilers serving

four buildings. There was a complete revamping of the automatic temperature controls in all four buildings, and each dorm room has its own control. The project also involved new acoustic ceilings in the corridors, removal and replacement of wood subflooring, reworking/refinishing of interior wood trim, renovation of existing bathrooms, as well as minor upgrades to the building exterior. Additional work included a new parking area and new landscaping at Kidder House.

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by Bob Joy SCUP’s vision is remarkably simple: SCUP will be the premier organization for the advancement of integrated planning in higher education. There has never been a time when our integrated approach to planning – combining resource allocation, academic planning, budget & finance, and facilities – has been more necessary. Many of us Bob Joy belong to other organizations that address one or more of these “academies.” Architects can join the AIA. Vice presidents of finance can join NACUBO. Facilities directors have APPA. Academic officers have their professional organizations, and so on. We all benefit from our memberships in these groups because they advance our knowledge and enable us to talk with our peers. But SCUP is the one organization serving the higher education community that cuts across these silos and enables us to talk to each other. Our members reflect the broad range of interests and roles found within colleges. We bring folks together to address planning in a comprehensive way that integrates all of these capabilities. We hold two conferences in the

North Atlantic Region each year to explore current issues in planning and provide opportunities for networking and professional development. Last November we traveled to Keene, New Hampshire for a one-day conference at Keene State College to see first-hand how integrated planning can transform a college and its campus. This fall we will hold our one-day conference at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. On April 11-13 we will be hosted by the City University of New York for a conference entitled, “Education in a Changing World: What’s Next?” We will be among the first groups to meet in the stunning new facilities at John Jay College and will have the opportunity to tour several other CUNY campuses. We will hear from nationally-recognized plenary speakers and get to choose from dozens of concurrent sessions that will explore the latest issues facing colleges, especially in New York City and other metropolitan areas. Please join us. I can promise that you will leave refreshed and reinvigorated with a pocketful of good ideas that will strengthen your institution or practice. For more information about SCUP and our upcoming regional conference, please go to www.SCUP.org. Bob Joy is managing principal of JMZ Architects and Planners, P.C. and North Atlantic Regional Representative on the SCUP Board.

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Claire T. Carney Library Addition

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Conceived in 1963 as a utopian campus community by the celebrated 20th century architect Paul Rudolph, the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Dartmouth Campus remains a tour de force of late 20th century architectural exuberance and optimism. Completed in 1972, the cast-in-place concrete Claire T. Carney Library is the centerpiece of the concentric campus plan. DesignLAB architects has undertaken a $31.5 million occupied phased renovation and addition to the 160,000sf library. The project involves a complete upgrade of building systems, finishes, furnishings, lighting, and technology infrastructure in addition to exterior envelope improvements. Built during an era when energy conservation was not a primary design concern, the library was in dire need of more efficient equipment, a roof replacement, and insulated glazing systems, all of which enable the project to be LEED certified as part of a greater campuswide sustainability initiative. The 27,000sf addition will accommodate new entrances, group study spaces, a cafe, and a new browsing space which can be adapted as an event space, all of which support the university’s goal for the project to “transform the 1972 library into a modern hub of knowledge creation, dissemination, and interaction” on campus. The expansion will be located directly beneath the Science & Engineering Lecture Halls, also by Rudolph, and will serve as a center for social interaction and intellectual discourse. The majority of the existing collection will be

Transformation of the east façade creates a new ceremonial entrance moved to new compact storage units, freeing space for interactive learning programs and accommodating future collection growth. The original interiors, as conceived by Rudolph, were brightly colored to offset the monochromatic quality of the exposed concrete. Over time, the vibrant ensemble was lost due to multiple renovations required to accommodate evolving programmatic changes. DesignLAB archiThe new design consolidates tects has envisioned monumental interior spaces reinvigorated with offices on the fourth floor, allowing the perimeter winrichly colored textiles and fabrics, dows to be utilized by group study and to bring more light into the building. embracing the attitude of the period. Through detailed research included office, collection, and study spaces of Rudolph’s extant buildings and the archives of UMass Dartmouth, design- on the top two floors of the existing buildLAB architects attempts to faithfully restore ing, welcomed back students and faculty portions of this building to its authentic this past February. Construction will contincharacter, thereby renewing campus iden- ue through the summer, concluding in time for the library’s grand reopening scheduled tity. The first phase of renovations, which in the fall of 2012.

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URI Fitness Center Completed S3 Design and William Kite Collaborate

Bristol, RI - S3 Design and William Kite Architects recently completed construction documents for a new fitness and wellness center at The University of Rhode Island. The building is oriented at undergraduate students who live on-campus and is in the heart of the dormitory area. It includes new cardio, weight training, and studios for group classes, as well as expanded wellness and health offerings, and is being be designed to LEED-CI Silver levels. S3 Design and Kite collaborated to create state-of-the art fitness facilities by renovating the 1965 Progressive Architecture award-winning Roger Williams Dining Commons originally created by Pietro Belluschi. At the master plan level, the repositioning of the building transfers the energy

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and activity of the building outward towards campus from its current inward orientation. This transformation allows the wellness center’s energy to engage a new campus spine, and help to activate the extension of the campus critical to the success of the master plan. In the conversion of the building, the design team established a spirit of place by recognizing the opportunities provided by the exist-

ing structure. The design is inspired by the original building volumes that grow from the center and adds new volumes with a lightweight glass structure to form a new entry, lobby, and stair. The interior will be light-filled, open, and vibrant, enhancing the user experience and promoting the healthy mission of the programs. The design process focused on blending the recreation department’s program priorities with the building and site limitations to result in an efficient layout that maximized the number of students the facility could serve. Through the process,

S3 Design and Kite Architects worked together to combine S3’s expertise in campus recreation center design and Kite’s expertise in adapting mid-century modern buildings. The result is a green approach that reuses existing campus building stock to provide top quality program space in a manner that enhances the existing building, the campus, and the overall student experience. Construction of the new Wellness and Fitness center in the heart of the University of Rhode Island’s campus is starting soon, and completion is targeted for late 2012.

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High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News

TCCMA Completes NU Renos

Tishman Construction Corporation of Massachusetts (TCCMA) recently completed exterior renovations to Northeastern University’s Hurtig Hall, home to the chemistry and chemical biology departments. The building contains research labs, teaching labs, and classroom space. TCCMA replaced the failing existing asphalt roof with a new TPO roofing system and completed masonry repairs to the brick façade. In addition to Northeastern University’s Hurtig Hall the repairs, limestone elements were added to the façade above HVAC equipment located on the roof and the fourth floor windows and at the build- serving all of the lab proved to be quite a ing corners. challenge. The roof replacement was comWorking around a large number of peted in a manner that maintained a weather

Limestone elements added to the façade above some windows and at the building corners

tight building at all times and allowed the building to remain occupied and the labs to be used during completion of the work. An efficient program was developed to abate hazardous material in conjunction with the masonry repairs to minimize impacts to the project schedule. The project was completed on schedule. TCCMA is providing preconstruction consulting to Northeastern University for future exterior renovation projects planned for summer 2012.

Science Center Project Continues

Design and Construction by Dore & Whittier Architects

Rendering of new science wing addition at Weston High Weston, MA - Construction continues on the new science wing addition at Weston High School. Dore & Whittier Architects has been working with the town of Weston on the design and construction administration of this addition. The new wing will provide the community with nine state-of-the-art laboratory learning environments. The labs are designed to be biology, chemistry, physics, and DNA classrooms and are flexible spaces that support 21st century learning. The new classroom spaces will encourage collaboration and cross-disciplined project study, organized around a

two-story open gallery. The gallery is naturally lit from above and will be used for presentations and student work display. Also included in the new space is a 55-seat multi-media conference lab. The project is being designed to LEED Silver certification standards. Currently, the project is on schedule, with the foundations complete and the roof finished. The building exterior masonry, metal panel wall system, and windows are being installed as well as the MEP systems and interior walls. The new addition will be ready for the start of the 2012-2013 academic year.

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March, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News

NLSB at UMass Amherst: Update

Amherst, MA - Located on the east side of the UMass Amherst campus, in the life sciences precinct along Thatcher Way, the 310,000gsf New Laboratory Science Building (NLSB) provides large, flexible and adaptable laboratory floors and systems that will easily accommodate changing paradigms of transdisciplinary Rendering courtesy of Wilson Architects Inc. research. The gentle curves help mitigate the length of the building. The NLSB will house various life sciences procivic space and enhances accessibility. grams having the most promise to attract The building will feature energy-effifunding, faculty, and students to the univer- cient systems and building envelopes, and sity. The transdisciplinary commitment of is designed for LEED Silver (minimum) space in the NLSB parallels the universi- certification. The NLSB is targeting 216 ty’s academic mission to incorporate more kBtu/SF/year – which is 25% below curproblem-based learning teaching pedago- rent code standards. To achieve this bettergies across all science and engineering than-industry standard rate, several susdepartments. The planned capacity is 64 tainable measures were included: energy faculty, 512 graduate students, 126 post recovery (heat wheels), laboratory fan coil doctorate, and 37 staff. units, ventilation energy recovery, lowThe NLSB gracefully follows the flow fume hoods and plumbing fixtures, air curve of Thatcher Way, integrating it- quality monitoring sensors, reduced power self into the sloping site. Its curving form density for lighting, radiant floor heating, a frames a new landscaped courtyard be- rain garden, occupancy sensors, daylighttween itself, the Integrated Sciences Build- ing, and sun shading. ing and Skinner Hall. The gentle curves Currently, construction of the NLSB help mitigate the apparent length of the is approximately 55% complete. The buildbuilding; portions of the building will be ing is predominately weather-tight with constantly concealed and revealed as pe- exterior assemblies nearing completion, indestrians move along its length. The build- terior MEP is largely complete, and the ining is designed to link with adjacent build- terior finishes are commencing from Level ings, the pedestrian network, and existing 1 up through Level 5. Final completion is infrastructure in a way that both creates targeted for February 2013.

TK&A Completes CTI Fit-Out

Boston - Cambridgebased Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A), designers of the award-winning Center for Life Science | Boston, have completed the fit-out of Pfizer’s Center for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) headquarters on the building’s top floor. This strategic decision to develop one of three CTI centers in Boston, with New York and San Francisco serving as additional locations, is part of Pfizer’s initia- The design emphasizes open, flexible lab space that is easily reconfigured. tive to foster new collaborations with the world’s major medical centers and institutions. The design of Pfizer’s new CTI headquarters emphasizes open, flexible lab space that is easily reconfigured to accommodate the movement of cutting-edge equipment, evolving technology, and frequently shifting research initiatives. Glass enclosed “touch down” rooms, casual conference tables lining the expansive windows, and “markerboard” paint in corridors encourage impromptu meetings and on-the-spot collaboration. The The open-plan offers deep penetration of natural light throughout and striking views of the city. modular, open-plan maximizes gineer- AHA Consulting Engineers, strucflexibility and offers deep penetration of natural light throughout and offers tural engineer-McNamara/Salvia, Inc., AV- AV Help Desk, code consultant- R.W. striking views of the city. The core team on the project includ- Sullivan and property owner/managemented CM- Suffolk Construction Co., MEP en- BioMed Realty Trust

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On a brilliantly sunny day last November, Needham marked the 300th anniversary of its founding with a joy-filled gala celebrating the re-opening of its historic Town Hall. Only hours before, workmen had put the finishing touches on an 18-monthlong renovation and expansion of the Town Hall. That day, townspeople got to revel in the details: the gleaming gold dome atop the building, the elegant weathervane quivering on its stem, the ballroom restored to turn-of-the-century splendor.

“Everyone was awed,” Steven Popper, Director of Design and Construction for the town of Needham, said. “The workmanship was excellent, and the project balanced the preservation of history with our current-day needs in technology and efficiency.” Needham’s Town Hall is a triumph for G&R Construction, the general contractor on the $13-million job. Based in Quincy, MA, the company is widely respected for its ability to handle complex public-works projects and for its expertise in historical renovation. Among the company’s most notable projects have been the $16-million Zara Cisco Brough Center, a girls’ detention facility in Westboro, MA, which won an award for architectural excellence in 2008. G&R Construction also oversaw the DuvoisinDesign.com


$10-million restoration and expansion of the Milton Library in Milton, MA. But the Needham project had posed unique challenges. One was a brutally tight deadline. G&R Construction had just eighteen months to complete the project, which involved the renovation of the 18,900-square-feet original structure and the construction of a 12,600-square-foot addition. Dennis Morel, a co-owner of G&R Construction, was the superintendent of the project. Dan Aylward was the senior project manager. Construction began in December, 2009. There was no margin for error – or delay. The town was planning a lavish day-long ceremony commemorating its 300th anniversary at the Town Hall on Nov. 5, 2011. Needham officials also wanted to dedicate the restored structure

that day. “This wasn’t a floating deadline,” said Robert J. Morel, president of G&R Construction. “It was absolute.” Like most historical renovations, the Town Hall generated a few nasty surprises, but it also offered some extraordinary opportunities for the town to preserve – and improve – a century-old architecturally important treasure for this town of about 29,000. In the 1950s, for instance, the ballroom had been carved into tiny offices, its soaring trusses hidden by an ugly drop ceiling. G&R Construction tore down the drop ceiling to expose the full height of the room. Workmen installed new sconces and chandeliers, new stage lighting, and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. The room’s eight-inch crown molding was meticulously restored and,

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“The workmanship was excellent, and the project balanced the preservation of history with our current-day needs in technology and efficiency.”

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Two of the most arresting features of the newly renovated Needham Town Hall are the cupola and the clock atop the century-old brick structure. Once a decaying roost for pigeons, the cupola was painstakingly rebuilt from the inside out with mahogany and covered in 24-karat gold leaf. The four faces of the clock were smalted, a term for an elaborate process in which black paint was mixed with finely ground glass before being applied. The result is a highly durable finish that sparkles subtly in sunlight.

where damaged, reconstructed in new plaster. Midway through the project, Needham officials decided to renovate a long-hidden balcony in the ballroom, also known as the James Hugh Powers Hall. The balcony had been a lovely architectural feature of the original structure, but there were practical reasons to fix it, too. The balcony would add 100 more seats to the ballroom. But restoring the balcony also presented some thorny construction and design issues. Among them: G&R Construction would have to construct a hallway between the old and new buildings to allow access to the balcony for residents, including the handicapped. Working closely with the project’s architects, Wendall Kalsow and Douglas Manley of McGinley Kalsow & Associates

in Boston, G&R Construction built a bridge from the old structure to the elevator bank on the third floor of the new structure. Conceived mid-construction, that lightfilled bridge, with its beautiful views of the busy center of town, is now one of the project’s most celebrated features. Despite the last-minute changes, G&R Construction not only finished the project on time, but also within the town’s budget, a feat that has won the company accolades from town officials. “The town is extremely happy,” Popper said. “Working within a very tight schedule, G&R handled all the change orders professionally, offered helpful solutions, and still delivered the quality we expected in this project.”

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High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News

Suffolk to Build UMass Facility

Rendering of UMass Dartmouth Bioprocessing Facility Dartmouth - The University of Massachusetts Building Authority has awarded Suffolk Construction the contract to build a new bioprocessing facility for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The $20 million project will be located on a fouracre site, 10 miles off campus in the city of Fall River’s SouthCoast Biopark. The one-story, 37,000sf facility will provide a venue in which companies can test their biomanufacturing processes at scale, generate new therapeutic materials for pre-clinical testing, and train their current and future workforce. The stateof-the-art facility will feature a variety of laboratories including research, develop-



ment, training, quality control, cell culture production, and purification suites. A warehouse area, laboratory support spaces, lecture rooms, an office area, and parking for approximately 50 cars are also part of the scope. Suffolk will work with Elkus Manfredi Architects on the project, which will include many energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable elements in order to achieve, at a minimum, LEED certification for the building. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2012. Upon its completion in 2013, the bioprocessing facility will be an important asset to the advancement of the life sciences industry within Massachusetts.




JM Coull Completes Research Lab

Boston - JM Coull, Inc. completed construction recently of a new laboratory for Northeastern University for the study of aging. The reconfigured and renovated space is the new Lifespan Emotional Development Laboratory (LEDlab). Research funded by the National Institute on Aging will be conducted by Dr. Derek Isaacowitz, associate professor of psychology, who will investigate the link between attention and emotion throughout the adult lifespan. JM Coull built the laboratory on an aggressive, 10-week schedule. Construction work was confined to the evening hours until the university’s winter break, when restrictions were lifted for a final push to completion. Prof. Isaacowitz’s research requires a sound-proof environment, so the team faced engineering challenges in attenuating sounds from adjacent spaces, especially other laboratories directly overhead. The solution included an acoustically-treated wall system and multiple layers of ceilings and doors. Final testing showed that the space

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exceeded expectations for sound isolation. This is the third laboratory JM Coull has built for Northeastern University within an occupied building. In this case, the construction area was bordered on all sides, top and bottom by academic and research areas. “JM Coull is known for this type of work,” said project manager Marc Moschella. “Many of our clients have ongoing activities that need to be left undisturbed during the construction process. The key is in figuring out how to meet the schedule while maintaining some semblance of normalcy for the client.”




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High-Profile Cover Story: Hillside School Athletic Center

CBT and Dellbrook Team up on New Athletic Center for Hillside School


arlborough, MA – The Hillside School, a premier junior boys boarding school for grades 5 to 9 in Malborough, Mass., has selected Dellbrook Construction of Braintree as construction manager of its new 36,000sf, multi-use athletic center. CBT of Boston is the project architect. Over the past 10 years, the wooded, 200-acre Hillside campus has grown to include a student center, residential houses, and an academic and health center. The final phase of the school’s ongoing capital campaign is an indoor athletic center, reflecting Hillside’s focus on its marquee sports program that emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship. The new building will house three athletic courts and provide space for large assemblies. Its signature architectural element – the tree house – will serve as a striking visual introduction to the school’s distinctive approach, provid-

Entry into new Athletic Center from the center of campus

View to courts from lower lobby entry ing flexible space for conferences and yoga classes. “The design of the tree house identifies Hillside as a unique environment and learning community,” says Paul Viccica, AIA, lead architect for CBT. “We were asked by the school to design the athletic center with the surrounding natural resources in mind. The tree house will welcome people as they approach the main campus.” As CM-at-risk, Dellbrook has been working collaboratively with CBT and the client to value engineer elements of the project to achieve optimum return on Hillside’s investment. “We chose Dellbrook because they reminded us of ourselves many years ago: young and energetic,” says David Beecher, headmaster of Hillside School. “As architects and builders, CBT and Dellbrook are both new to our school. They are equally creative in their approach to the work. We are very excited at the relationships we’ve developed so far.” “The Hillside School project is ex-

tremely important to Dellbrook’s continued growth and diversification,” notes Mike Fish, president of Dellbrook, a company known for its market rate and affordable residential housing work, but also one that is building a solid reputation in the healthcare and private education markets. “Our approach is to bring value to each project by being aggressive with our preconstruction value engineering process and developing reliable cost estimates.” The process of advancing site work has begun as final fundraising and design falls into place. “Campaign contributors, alumni, students, and faculty love seeing activity on the site,” says Beecher. “It inspires participation and enthusiasm.” As on similar projects, Dellbrook is mindful that it will be building in close proximity to the students, staff and faculty, requiring a collaborative and professional approach to progress the work and protect the safety of the Hillside community. On the strength of its performance on recent projects, Dellbrook Construc-

The “tree house” interior

Winchendon School students and faculty express gratitude tion was listed among the fastest growing companies by Boston Business Journal in 2011. Success as construction managers and general contractors on education projects – such as the renovation of Fox Hall at UMass Lowell and construction of a new dormitory at The Winchendon School – has raised Dellbrook’s profile in the education market. “Dellbrook was very helpful in help-

ing us successfully navigate unforeseen impacts on construction and by adopting their schedule around the complications,” says John A. Kerney, headmaster at The Winchendon School. “Our new building is better than its original design. The Dellbrook team made suggestions that helped us improve the building. I am confident that we will be working with Dellbrook again on upcoming projects.”


March, 2012


High-Profile: News

Structure Tone CM on Higher Education Resto Project

Boston, MA - Structure Tone is currently the construction manager on a 70,000sf restoration project at Tufts University’s Administration Building. The building houses multiple staff departments and a daycare center. This is a two-year project that is being completed in several phases within the fully occupied building. The work Tufts University Adminstration Building includes site retaining walls, foundation waterCommunication with all building ocproofing, and drainage. Also included are cupants throughout the process has been 100% masonry repointing; repairs to the critical to the success of this project. In precast concrete, lintels, sills, and water order to achieve this, the team conducts tables’, complete window replacements; weekly informational meetings with Tufts and roof repairs. University, submits a written letter prior to Structure Tone worked closely with each phase letting all building occupants Tufts University’s facilities services and know and understand the time duration of the daycare center prior to construction to each phase and the areas of the building understand concerns for the children, their that will be affected. Look-ahead scheddaily activities, and safety. The Structure ules and site logistic plans are color-coded Tone team along with the architect, Tim and posted throughout the building to help Smith & Associates, devised a plan and remind all departments when their space is built a temporary classroom within an ex- going to be affected. isting conference room for the daycare cenSafety is the No. 1 priority. The conter to help decrease the construction impact struction team regularly produces and upfor the children. In addition, a temporary dates safety signage that is posted throughplayground was built so the children could out the building to notify all occupants and play outdoors safely while construction visitors of what is expected in order to keep was under way. everyone safe.

Timberline Completes Homewood Suites

Canton, MA - Timberline Construction Corporation (TCC), based in Canton, recently completed the new 80,000sf four-story Homewood Suites Hotel project located south of Boston. Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC is the developer and manager. Archetype Architects of Portland, Maine is responsible for the design, which sports highquality details and finishes with contemporary style. Homewood_Suites The exterior promotes a welcoming residential feel with gable roof, hardy plank siding, brick accents, and front entry framed by columns. Interior architecture includes: a grand lobby with open floor plan, a water feature, artistic metal accent walls, upscale millwork finishes, a fitness room with view out to the pool, and tray ceilings above the pool area accentuated with colored lights on rotation. The grand lobby with open floor plan. Timberline Construction not only managed the ground-up sized refrigerator, in addition to sleeping, construction of the 98-unit hotel with its dining/workspace, and living areas. Onmany features and amenities, but also self- site building features and amenities include preformed select trades. The units include a fully equipped fitness center, indoor pool studio, one- and two- bedroom units; six with hot tub, 24-hour executive business suites were built to be easily handicap ac- center, a board meeting room, central selfcessible spatially, as well as specifically in serve laundry room, common lounge, a 24the kitchen and bathroom areas. hour pantry called the “Suite Shop,” and Every suite has a kitchen with a full- free parking.

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

KBE Building Corporation Active in Educational Facilities

Farmington, CT - From emergency dorm reconstruction in Maryland, in which students were temporarily housed in a docked cruise ship, to elementary and high school projects in Connecticut, to construction of a LEED Silver-designed $33 million residence hall in Rhode Island, the preconstruction and construction professionals at KBE Building Corporation are taking their education very seriously. The firm has 15 academic institution projects currently active or recently completed, that run the gamut from new construction to reconstruction and maintenance. University of Connecticut Construction is underway on the renovations and addition to McMahon Dining Hall on UCONN’s Storrs campus. This is KBE’s eighth project with the University. Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School KBE has broken ground on an $84 million renovation and expansion project for Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School

in Danielson. By razing 40,000sf of the old building, KBE has allotted 70,000sf of new space for the school, which will be used for a new gymnasium, classroom wing, media center, and culinary arts program space. Other work includes a maintenance and bus garage, upgrades to the athletic fields, state-of-the-art technology, computer labs, and new ventilation systems for the trade rooms. The work will be completed by June of 2015. This is the fourth Technical High School KBE has constructed for the State of Connecticut. University of Rhode Island KBE is currently constructing two


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projects at the University of Rhode Island – the new Hillside Residence Hall and code and life safety upgrades at Memorial Union. KBE has topped out the $33.5 million Hillside Residence Hall. The five-story, 97,618sf CBR425HOUSECLR 10/29/07 2:27 PM Page 1residence hall will provide 429 Rendering courtesy of Lerner | Ladds + Bartel Hillside Residence Hall at University of Rhode Island beds, multipurpose spaces, class-

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rooms, and residential life offices. Designed for LEED Silver certification, the building includes sustainable features such as a solar hot water heating system, radiant heating, green roofing, recycled building materials, and the capture and reuse of rain water for surrounding gardens. Configured in the shape of an H, the common spaces include two court yards with crushed stone for storm water management and vegetation watered with

recycled rain water. The $1.9 million Fire Code Upgrades project at Memorial Union include new fire alarm and sprinkler systems, replacement of emergency lighting systems and fire doors, as well as other interior building renovations. Hood College Maryland-based Hood College has called on KBE to implement a $20 million Asset Reinvestment Program to manage the campus-wide upgrade of the college’s facilities. Focused primarily on ensuring the comfort and safety of students, the program tackles deferred maintenance, the upgrades of HVAC systems, fire protection, storm water retention systems, and mold remediation, among others.

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

Berlin Steel Constructs Aqueduct Racino

Berlin CT - Berlin Steel Construction was recently awarded various contracts worth $6 million for the construction of the New Aqueduct Racino in Queens, N.Y. The overall project is comprised of a 330,000sf facility that includes 4,500 slot machines, parking, and all support services. Berlin will provide steel design, steel fabrication, and on-site installation services for a variety of major elements of the development. Those involved with the development of the Racino point to the many benefits of the project, including the creation of ap-

New Aqueduct Racino proximately 2,000 construction jobs. It is also projected that the Racino will bring to the State of New York approximately $500 million a year in revenue.

High-Profile: Connecticut Calendar AIA Conn.

March 21, 2012; 3 -5 p.m. AIA Connecticut, New Haven, Conn. Are you wondering how and what aspects of Building Information Modeling (BIM) are related to the requirements and strategies pertaining to sustainability? You won’t want to miss this presentation by Phil Bernstein, FAIA! March 27, 2012 1:-3 p.m. Bill Valus, co-owner of Encon Heating and Air Conditioning, HVAC contractors serving Connecticut and adjacent New York counties, will present a comprehensive program on geothermal systems that

will help you to understand these systems and to explain them to your clients May 22, 2012 The Farms Country Club, Wallingford, Conn. AIA Connecticut 2012 Golf/Tennis Outing Golf: 11 a.m. registration, 12 noon teeoff Tennis: 1:30 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. play begins. Reception at 5 p.m. For more information: www.aiact.org.

EDI Hires New Partner

Hartford, CT- Hartfordand a founding member of the based landscape construction company. “Working with our company EDI Landscape anprofessional project managers, nounced the addition of Joan estimators, administrators, and Murdoch-Davidson as partner in union laborers, we are certain the firm. Davidson will oversee that Joan will help EDI conthe company’s business developtinue to grow for many years to ment, as well as the financial and come.” administrative aspects of the busiWith over 30 years of exness. perience in the construction inJoan Murdochdustry, Davidson has worked in “Joan is an accomplished Davidson a variety of roles including adconstruction professional and she brings a wealth of industry knowledge and ministrative, accounting, and office manexperience to the team here at EDI Land- agement. scape,” said Kimberly Colapietro, partner

Norwalk CC Center Completed

Norwalk, CT - Construction and relocation of the Center for Science, Health and Wellness on the campus of Norwalk Community College (NCC) on Richards Avenue in Norwalk, was recently completed. Diversified Project Management (DPMCT, Inc.) based in Hartford was hired by the Norwalk Community College Foundation (NCCF) to provide project advisory services to represent the foundation’s interest during construction, which utilized a large sum of funds raised by the NCCF. Of the total $38.2 million project cost, the Norwalk Community College Foundation contributed $2.38MM towards construction and $7.55 million or FF&E – the largest sum raised by a Connecticut community college for a project to date. The Center for Science, Health and Wellness will provide a modern and technologically advanced facility to accommodate the rapidly expanding nursing and allied health programs as well as state-of-theart laboratories for NCC’s science programs. The 55,000sf brick and glass structure consists of three levels of laboratory, classroom, studio, and office space and houses cutting edge technology for the Sciences, Nursing, Allied Health, Fitness & Exercise programs, as well as the Wellness Center. Within the Science Department, the new biology, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, physics, chemistry and organic chemistry labs increase the biology department’s space by 50% and the chemistry department’s space by 100%. Science department faculty worked closely with the design team to create highly functional laboratory environments that exceed educational and regulatory standards. Among the Nursing and Allied Health departments’ features are comprehensive simulation suites equipped with the finest hos-

pital equipment and science models available, including Sim-Men patient simulators, which can be programmed to exhibit realistic symptoms and even breathe and cough. Hospital rooms that mimic actual patient rooms in area medical facilities bring real-life scenarios to the classroom. And now officially housed on campus, the Respiratory Care program will be able to accommodate 25% more students, thus enabling NCC to retain its position as the top educator of nurses, respiratory therapists, medical assistants and certified nurse aides in Fairfield County. The Wellness Center contains an Exercise Science Lab, equipped with a metabolic cart used to measure the body’s metabolism. The lab also provides the means to conduct medical assessments, metabolic rate analyses, and to evaluate performance and aerobic capacity. A full circuit of free-weights and topof-the-line cardiovascular machines are also available. The new Center for Science, Health and Wellness, along with the renovation of 19,500 sf of existing classroom and office space, was coordinated through the Connecticut Department of Construction Services with the cooperation of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. Mitchell/ Giurgola Architects of New York City and Fletcher Thompson Architects of Shelton led the design effort in creating NCC’s high-tech collaborative and innovative space, all within the guidelines to meet a LEED Silver rating through the USGBC. They worked closely with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company out of New Haven and The LiRo Group of Georgetown to deliver a first-class, sustainable, low-impact facility to accommodate the technology of the quickly evolving requirements of the growing health and science disciplines.

CES Announces New Associates

Middletown, CT - Consulting Engineering Services (CES) announced two new associates, James L. Senatro, PE and Michael B. Walsh, PE. Senatro, who is a shareholder in the company, joined the firm in 2002 and leads a design team specializing in the development of sustainable and stateof-the-art building systems for private estates, townhouses, and penthouses throughout New York City, The Islands, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.


Walsh, who is also shareholder, is a project manager who specializes in sustainable design of high performance private and public facilities. He also leads the commissioning and construction administration team at CES. Since joining the firm in 2005, his experience includes providing design, project management, and commissioning services for dozens of projects in the northeast.

March, 2012


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News


2011 Excellence in Construction Awards

onnecticut chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently celebrated its 2012 Annual Dinner and 2011 CT ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. And the winners are...

Best in Show

KBE Ventures, A Joint Venture of KBE Building Corporation and DeRita Construction Company

Merit Award Other: Specialty Construction United Steel, Inc.

1st Place Mechanical: Commercial

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Replacement - Contract B1

Crest Mechanical Services, Inc.

Yale University 493 College Street Building

1st Place Renovation

Petra Construction Corporation Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University Grand Stairs

1st Place Infrastructure: Heavy

1st Place Electrical: Commercial

Armed Forces Reserve Center

Gateway Community College

Merit Award Mechanical: Commercial

1st Place Other Construction

Modern Mechanical Systems, Inc. Fairfield University Dormitories

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Modern Mechanical Systems, Inc.

EMCOR Services New England Mechanical

LaRosa Building Group, LLC

Silver Sands State Park Walnut Beach Boardwalk

Merit Award Healthcare/ Institutional

Sarazin General Contractors, Inc. Hospital of Central Connecticut Surgical Suite Upgrades

Merit Award Residential

1st Place Residential

Viking Construction, Inc.

LaRosa Building Group, LLC.

Fairfield University Dormitories

1st Place Institutional


Malkin Construction Corp. Stratfield Elementary School

Dental Preclinical Teaching & Prosthetics Laboratory Renovation at the University of Connecticut Health Center

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March, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Institutions and Schools

Bruner/Cott Designs BU Student Ctr

Boston – Boston University East Campus Student Services Center, designed by Bruner/Cott & Associates and being built by Bond Brothers is expected to be complete at the end of June 2012. The new 122,000sf east campus student services center at Boston University is on a site that addresses both the private residential nature of the BU campus and the more public character of Kenmore Square. Rendering of the East Campus Student Services Center The design of the new at Boston University rendering by Bruner/Cott

New BU project under construction building responds appropriately to both of these influences, simultaneously creating a transition between the two. The building’s program includes a mix of university dining and student service related activities. The 1,100 seat dining hall, kitchens, and serveries will be on the first two floors while the upper four floors will include lounge and study space, community activity space, and offices for student services. Six academic

service centers will be relocated into the new facility including the writing center, academic advising center and professional advising office, office of student programs and leadership, educational resource center, and the office of career services. The materials and exterior detailing of the new building are designed to respect and complement the existing architecture and urban design of the neighborhood. Particular attention has been paid to the primary entry façade, where the size, color and detail of both the masonry wall and the windows and bays maintain and extend the traditional edge of the Back Bay neighborhood. Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the student center embraces sustainable strategies specific for dining and student service uses. Each are considered and evaluated separately and integrated into a system that will work well for all parts of the building.


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ARC Completes BC Renovation

Cambridge, MA - ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge has completed a renovation and addition project for Boston College on the college’s Brighton Campus. The project involved the creation of 70,000sf of administrative office and support space. The project is the latest milestone in a long-standing partnership between ARC and Boston College that began in 1992 and has continued as the college pursues the development of its Brighton Campus, purchased from the Archdiocese of Boston in 2007. The building consists of three above-ground floors and a basement level. The project brings the department, previously separated in three locations, together into one centralized location. In addition to an open and interactive environment, the new facility is designed to introduce natural light into each floor plate to enhance the working environment for all employ- A multistory, sky-lit central courtyard enhances flexibility for meetings and events. ees. An infill addition to replace part of the existing building provides adadministrative staff. This new space will ditional space and a multistory, sky-lit central courtyard that enhances flexibility be known as the Boston College Alumni for meetings and events and encourages in- Center and will also serve as a home for the college’s over 162,000 graduates to teraction between the employees. The project, which converted an ag- hold volunteer meetings, seminars, alumni ing, vacant property into a modern ener- and parent receptions, and various special gy-efficient facility, provides offices and events. conference rooms for approximately 175

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March, 2012


High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Baystate Medical Center: Hospital of the Future Suffolk Partners with Steffian Bradley

Springfield, MA - Baystate Health and economical ways possible. has initiated a 15-year master plan for BayThe team maintained vehicular and state Medical Center, the largest medical pedestrian traffic flow while relocating facility in Western Massachusetts. Suffolk sidewalks, utilities, and the hospital’s main Construction is providing preconstruction patient valet entrance, as well as creatand construction management services for ing temporary sidewalks. Permanent and Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this medical facil- temporary earth retention systems were ity’s “Hospital of the Future” project. required as the new building foundation The first phase was recently com- was much lower than the existing adjacent pleted and features construction of a $200 buildings. million, 638,000sf clinical facility housing The facility features its own central a new cardiac and vascular center, ICU pa- heating and cooling plant with three chilltient rooms, and inpatient beds. The proj- ers, two cooling towers, and three boilers. ect is predominantly new construction, in- The brick façade was designed with gablecluding multiple tunnels and bridges, with like features and punched windows to blend tie-ins to three existing buildings. Of the into the existing residential neighborhood. new construction, approximately 40% remains as shell space for future development. The Suffolk project team used building information modeling (BIM) to provide a complete 5D model and constructability report, and followed sustainable design principles as set forth in the Green Guide for Health Care. The team also is working with Baystate Health to develop 6D facility maintenance options that will best suit the hospital’s needs in order for them to operate the building in the most efficient Baystate Hospital of the Future Exterior

Milestones for Longwood Medical TAT Architect of Record

Boston, MA - The Architectural Team (TAT) announced completion of the first phase of a major mixeduse neighborhood redevelopment on a prominent site in Boston. The multiplebuilding project promises to provide significant new clinical and research facilities for the medical community. The revitalization is the product of a collaborative partnership that has brought together Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (a 1,500-unit affordable housing community), the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and the state’s Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), the agency responsible for disposition of public property. The Architectural Team, in consultation with the hospital’s architect, Linea 5, of Boston, developed the master plan, that involved the demolition of the existing abandoned 184,000sf state mental health hospital. Four new buildings were designed in its place, and the first phase, now completed, consists of The Binney Building, a clinical and office facility, as well as “The Partial Hospital and Fenwood Inn” – a clinical


and residential mental-health center that marks the long-anticipated return of the state’s Department of Mental Health to the neighborhood. As part of its Master Planning role, TAT designed the exterior architecture of the two first-phase buildings with Linea 5. These two new buildings, which broke ground in 2010, will be followed by two more: a 350,000sf clinical and research facility for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a 16-story, 200,000sf residential building with 156 living units for the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard. The Architectural Team will serve as Architect-of-Record.. “While most mixed-use projects combine residential and commercial uses, the Mass Mental Health redevelopment is unique in its blend of residential and institutional programs,” says The Architectural Team’s Liu The ideas implemented in the Longwood master plan can be adapted to other, larger-scale projects in many U.S. cities according to John Messervy, Director of Capital and Facilities Planning for Partners Real Estate.

New Main Entrance. The new building includes a 13.8v electrical feed that was run more than a half mile around the hospital’s campus, and existing power was switched through a new paralleling gear. The second phase of the Hospital of the Future project consists of a new $25 million emergency department, which will be located on the first floor of the new building. Construction on the 70,000sf emergency room began in summer 2011 and, when completed, it will be more than three times the size of the hospital’s exist-

ing emergency room. The new expanded emergency department will feature 90 patient treatment rooms, including 65 adult rooms, eight behavioral rooms, and a dedicated children’s area with 17 pediatric rooms. Suffolk is partnering with Steffian Bradley Architects on the Hospital of the Future project. The new cardiac and vascular center officially opens this month on March 2, and the emergency department is scheduled for completion in late 2012.

Acella Selected for Health Project Designed by Trapani

Norwell, MA - Acella Construction has been selected by Outer Cape Health Services, an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, to manage the construction of a new project on Harry Kemp Way in Provincetown. This is the second phase of the project, which will add more than 6,800sf of new space to provide critical care at the facility. The total size of the project is approximately 16,000 sf., which includes the new addition as well as major renovations to the current facility. The first floor addition will house a pharmacy,

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Foundation optometry, behavioral health services, additional treatment rooms, and dental services. The new lower level space will contain a radiology suite with enhanced digital radiography, mammography, bone density, and ultrasound services. The project, which was designed by Trapani + Associates of Weymouth, will be completed on an aggressive schedule to allow for an opening in the summer of 2012. This phase was made possible by a $3.6 million federal stimulus grant awarded in October, with $1.9 million in additional construction and the rest going for equipment.

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High-Profile Feature: Ray + Joan Kroc Community center


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oston – The new $33 million, 90,000sf Salvation Army Ray + Joan Kroc Community Center in Boston’s Dorchester section is the largest private nonprofit social service investment in New England and the largest community center to be built in Massachusetts. The center was designed by The Architectural Team Inc. Suffolk Construction served as construction manager, MacNamara Salvia was Structural Engineer, Capone Iron provided structural steel. Mark DiNapoli, Suffolk’s president and general manager, Northeast region, said. “It took 18 months to complete the construction and we exceeded the minority hiring requirement goals. It was a cooperation forged with the carpenters and all building trade unions and a bonding with the community.” The center provides five major program zones: culinary arts; education and learning; performing arts; fitness; and aquatics. Located in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, the project was built on a large six-acre urban site composed of 54 parcels bought from city and private owners. The project occupies both sides of Dudley Street, with the building, outdoor playgrounds, gardens, and parking on the north side and an artificial turf athletic field on the south. The project site is serviced

extensively by public transportation, including five MBTA bus lines and a recently renovated train platform, through which over a million people pass monthly on the commuter rail train. The Architectural Team worked closely with the Salvation Army and the community to configure the program components appropriately on the site as part of the master planning services for the project. The building façade is a contemporary assemblage of larger and smaller scale volumes, sympathetic to the size, scale and traditional building materials of the surrounding neighborhood context.

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The facades are composed of ground faced block, metal panel and brick, mixing contemporary and traditional materials to provide durability and texture. Extensive glazing was used on the north and south facades both to take advantage of natural light in the interiors and to provide a strong visual connection between the program spaces and the surrounding neighborhood. The interior design of the Kroc Center focuses on brightly colored, open spaces with visual connections between programs and lots of natural light. A highly efficient, fluid interior architecture was developed to maximize program space, with as few hallways as possible and more open

circulation zones for community interaction. From the main lobby one can see into all of the main programs paces, including a 26 foot glass wall to the pool with a great view of the slide and water play areas. Visually, the classroom spaces are connected to the performing arts area, the chapel is connected to fitness and the gym program, and the lobby serves as a central hub to all of the programs. The open nature of the building also helps to reduce staffing by increasing the effective coverage of individuals supervising the spaces while also increasing safety and security. In areas like the Education suite central staff offices with windows allow views of all program areas, including the teen lounge, computer lab and classrooms. The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, completed in April of 2011, was selected as the recipient of a Pride in Construction Project of the Year award by the Construction Institute. “The Kroc Center is not just a building. It will be a home away from home where the underserved in our community can find a safe environment to learn and grow, both intellectually and spiritually,” said John Fish, chairman and CEO, Suffolk Construction. “We are extremely proud to have played a role in making the dream of this important new facility a reality.”

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Pro Con Completes Interior Fit-Up Perry Dean Rogers Completes Project

Concord, NH - Pro Con Inc of Manchester has completed an interior office fit-up on the second and third floors of the Capital Commons building for Casey Family Services. Pro Con Inc was the architect and construction manager for the 17,500sf design build project. The organization’s new office includes staff offices, a visitation room, conference room, work room,administrative area, and waiting area. As part of the tenant fit up project,Pro Con Inc managed the installation of the electrical, heating and cooling mechanical systems, including a new sprinkler system, and provided the interior finishes including paint, carpet, wall coverings and ceramic tile. In addition,Pro Con Inc built a convenience stair from the second floor to the exterior parking deck, allowing entry for guests and staff without


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going around to the front of the building. Capital Commons is an office/retail building and parking garage complex on South Main Street in the heart of downtown Concord that was developed by Michael Simchik of Capital Commons, LLC. Cobb Hill/ProCon Inc. Joint Venture LLC was the construction manager and Pro Con Inc was the architect of record for the $21 million complex, which was completed in 2007.

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High-Profile Focus: Institutions and Schools

Perry Dean Rogers Design for St. George’s School Addition

Middleton, RI - St. George’s School approached Perry Dean Rogers to design an addition with the goal of providing students with a new library that will prepare them for college-style learning. The project was defined by this important mission, which translated into spaces programmed for active, collaborative learning rather than individual study. The addition includes a new entrance and multi-purpose teaching space that reorients the Hill Library toward a studentcentered hub which includes the arts building and the student center. The renovation opens up the interior with an open-plan service desk, group study rooms, and lightfilled, technology-rich learning spaces. A transparent, three-story volume is introduced, defining a new entry and bringing light down into the previously-dark basement. This new glass tower centralizes circulation with a new staircase, affords sweeping views of campus, and showcases the building’s hustle-bustle to those inside and outside. Suspended within this volume is a highly-visible, transparent group study room, which proclaims the building’s educational mission and also serves as a beacon of light from afar. The renovation provides spaces for different types of academic study: library research, group collaborative study, and formal instruction. Students are able to choose spaces varying in scale and character to address their specific academic and social needs. Active learning and collaboration are celebrated when learning activi-

The new entry tower contains a new stair and group study room, and serves as a beacon of light. ties within are visible to passersby, encouraging spontaneous interaction between students and faculty alike. Be it the monumental reading room or small group study room, qualities shared are abundant natural light, flexible furnishings, and transparency. The open plan is inviting and easy to navigate, with educational materials and spaces immediately visible and accessible. A central open-plan service desk, highly-visible entrances and circulation fur-

Interior view of the new entry tower – a place to ‘see and be seen. ther underscore the spirit of openness and communication that embodies the school’s philosophy. Books are not kept separate from study: carrels are interspersed within high and low shelves to maintain sightlines and spatial connectivity. Indoor environmental quality is improved by strategic demolition and enlarged existing openings aimed to increase natural light. A new skylight is introduced where the addition joins the existing building, and Solatubes bring in more natural light to the top floor stacks. Thermal performance of the existing exterior walls

– made of brick construction – is greatly augmented with a new interior wall system filled with spray foam insulation. Similarly, roof replacement with regional slate shingles allows insulation to be added, ensuring an overall weathertightness of the exterior envelope. A rain garden forms a key component in the stormwater management system. Finally, mechanical systems were upgraded for optimized performance. This project is targeting LEED Gold.

Alpine Environmental Assists with Lead Safe Renovations

Groton, MA - When two residences at Lawrence Academy were scheduled for major renovations, safely dealing with lead paint was a concern for both the school and C.E. Floyd Company, the general contractor. Bigelow Hall and the Dr. Green House were both built in the mid-1800s, and as is typical with homes of that era, lead paint was present on much of the woodwork. Alpine Environmental was brought on board to scrape and sand the lead painted exteriors in preparation for repainting, perform selective demolition of lead painted components, and prepare window openings for installation of window replacements by the GC. These are residences for students and faculty, so careful containment and cleanup of the lead dust generated during these activities was essential. To save both

trades. The completed buildings provide four faculty apartments and dorm rooms for 32 students. Lawrence Academy has 400 students and is located on a pastoral 100 acre campus in Groton. The 39 buildings on campus include some spectacular examples of Federalist homes and Georgian academic buildings. The school was founded in 1792 as the Groton Academy by Samuel Lawrence.

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Bigelow Hall with scaffolding


time and money, Alpine used the scaffolding that was already in place for the other trades as the framework for the environmental barrier walls. Both projects required Alpine to work in close coordination with C. E. Floyd since multiple trades were involved and the project was on a tight schedule in order to be completed in time for return-

ing students. Environmental regulations mandate that other trades cannot work in the immediate area where lead paint work is being performed, so creative scheduling and flexibility were needed to prevent project delays. Environmental containments were erected daily, and all work in the contained areas was completed when planned to prevent any schedule impact on other


March, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Institutions and Schools

Commodore Builders to Revitalize Sports Center Partners with Brandeis Univ. and Imai Keller Moore

Boston - Brandeis University reopened the Joseph M. Linsey Sports Center for the first time in four years this January, following a $3.5 million renovation. Built in 1960, the center’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems had become outdated and eventually became impossible to maintain, leading to the Center’s closure in 2008. In early 2011, Brandeis partnered with Commodore Builders and Imai Keller Moore Architects to rehabilitate the existing facility by replacing the HVAC and MEP systems, renovating and cleaning the building’s natatorium, and upgrading the locker rooms and showers. The pool was partially retiled and thoroughly cleaned,

Newly renovated pool

Interior view of the renovated sports center revealing a pristine, white bottom that offsets the water’s bright blue color. Acoustic panels were installed on the walls and ceiling, eliminating the din of the former space, the dim lighting, and any trace of old pool tiles.

The University’s original plan for the Center renovation included extensive demolition of the existing HVAC system and the removal of all steel lockers in the facility, all in an effort to make way for new equipment. However, as demolition began, the construction team discovered a damp pool environment that had corroded piping components formerly intended for reuse. Large sections of the pool’s castin-place concrete walls had rusted to a level beyond re-use. Commodore worked closely with Brandeis, Imai Keller Moore,

LKCo Tops Off Salem State Library

and RDK Engineers to rework the project scope, adding the replacement of much of the building infrastructure and most of the facility’s systems. Derek Manier, Commodore’s Senior Project Manager, said of the project, “In construction, you have to be able to adapt as a project reveals itself. The need for renovation at the Brandeis Linsey Sports Center was far more extensive than predicted, so it was imperative that we were in constant communication with the University as we brought their facility into the

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Topping off new library. Boston - Lee Kennedy Co., Inc. recently topped off the new 122,000sf library and learning commons at Salem State University. When it opens to students in the fall of 2013, the $60 million facility will offer new archival space, circulation and reference areas, collection, reading spaces, study rooms, instruction labs, and a dean’s suite. Boston architect Shepley Bulfinch designed

the space to LEED Silver standards. LKCo’s team has construction progressing quickly on the active campus’ tight site, phasing work to meet the schedule as well as accommodate tight logistics to ensure both safety and uninterrupted campus operations throughout construction. The Salem State Library and Learning Commons is part of an active academic portfolio for Lee Kennedy Co.

21st century.” As the Center’s building systems were upgraded, several nearby spaces were renovated to make the facility more accessible to students and the surrounding community. General purpose spaces with mirrored walls and rubberized gym floors are now located on the top floor of the building, providing comfortable new space for aerobics, martial arts, and other exercise classes. The natatorium’s viewing gallery, formerly separated from the pool area by a glass wall, is now open, facilitating a more interactive space between athletes and spectators. All spaces in the building are now air conditioned, a new amenity added during the renovation. With the reopening of the Center many of Brandeis’s athletic programs are being revitalized. The varsity swimming and diving program will resume in the Fall of 2012 and a new innertube water polo league will begin later this semester. “This project has brought the Center back to life,” said Peter Shields, Brandeis Associate Vice President of the Department of Facility Services. “It symbolizes the progress and evolution Brandeis is making as an institution.” The Linsey Sports Center restoration is the most recent addition to a growing list of Commodore’s institutional projects in New England, including the recentlyawarded renovation of Lasell College’s Valentine Dining Hall and the construction of a new boathouse for the Middlesex School.

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March, 2012


High-Profile Feature: NCA Renovates Lyme/Old Lyme High School


Lyme/Old Lyme High School Revamped

Designed by Northeast Collaborative Architects - O&G Serves as CM

yme, CT - The $48 million “renovateas-new” program at Lyme/Old Lyme High School was designed by Northeast Collaborative Architects (NCA) (an architectural firm with offices in Middletown, Conn., Newport and Providence, RI) to update the 109,500 sf, 30-year-old school and solve more serious functional issues that have plagued the building since it was originally constructed. O&G Industries of Torrington, Conn. is the construction manager for the project. Principal among these is the creation of a secure entry system of controls. The building is expected to receive LEED Silver certification and includes a 120-well bore field for a geothermal system, that will heat and cool the academic wing. O&G Industries project manager Rob Martinotti pointed out the 8,000sf addition includes a secure administrative area as well as a new student commons/cafeteria, serving as a link between the two wings. Construction is being performed while the building remains fully operational. The project includes replacement of all HVAC and electrical systems, a new digital building management system, enhanced commissioning, new technology, data and security systems, new roofs, and replacement of the existing metal panel exterior wall system with a new energy-efficient brick composite wall construction. Daniel L. Weston AIA of NCA said, “A unique feature of the school is the new student commons and cafeteria. The existing structure consisted of two buildings connected only by a second-story bridge with all

Main entrance

administrative features being on the second floor with little control of building entrances and exits. The solution was to enclose the area between the two buildings and create a two-story enclosed space for the student commons and to relocate all the administrative services to the main floor and at the main entrance creating a secure entrance to the school.” According to Weston, this project is unique in the history of NCA. It is the first school facility that we have designed that conforms to the state of Connecticut Department of Education “renovate-as-new” requirements. This means that all the school construction systems have to be certified to be able to perform as new. Our project includes new HVAC, new electrical, updated plumbing, new sprinklers for fire protection, new communications wiring, Wi-Fi throughout, programmatic floor-plan changes, a new roof, and replacement of a portion of the building’s exterior walls and new windows designed to hurricane standards. In essence the renovated facility will be a new school throughout.” He said, “As a result of a failed ref-

erendum we recommended, the creation of an ad hoc committee from all of the diverse pro and con groups from both communities. We met for a period of five months with this group (upwards of 100 at times) to determine what scope, scale, and project cost that the two communities would support. As a result we were able to see the referendum pass in November of 2008 just after beginning of the economic downturn. We believe it passed referendum because of the time that was spent by the building committee and the design team listening to and engaging the com-

munities and responding to their concerns.” He continued, “ The main challenge of the project is renovating all the systems and the physical structure while the school is in operation. We have a phasing system in place developed by our construction manager, O&G Industries, which was developed by cooperating closely with the board of education and the school administration.” The building is designed to meet LEED Silver standards and is, in fact, just shy of LEED Gold. The facility utilizes a geothermal heating and cooling system, which required the drilling of 120 wells which feeds, among other equipment, a radiant inslab heating system for the new student commons. A vast majority of floors will be finished by utilizing stained concrete. NCA is also utilizing day light harvesting techniques and LED fixtures where ever possible. The construction, which begain in July 2010, is slated for completion in February 2013.

Project Team for Lyme/Old High School:

Architects: Northeast Collaborative Architects Construction Manager: O&G Industries, Torrington, CT Site/Civil Engineers: Clough Harbour Engineering, Rocky Hill, CT Structural : GNCB Engineers< Old Saybrook, CT Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Fire Protection: RZ Design Associates, Bristol, CT Kitchen Design: RJS Associates, Old Lyme, CT Acoustical Engineer: Jafee Holden, Norwalk, CT

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March, 2012


AIANH 2012 Awards

Manchester, NH - The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) announced the recipients of its 2012 Excellence in Architecture Design Awards. Six recipients were recognized at the AIANH Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, January 20, at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Two buildings were also noted in the Annual People’s Choice Awards. Award recipients are: MERIT AWARDS • Music Hall Loft, Portsmouth TMS Architects, Portsmouth; GC: John P. DeStefano, PE • Newbury Center Meeting House, Newbury Richard M. Monahon, Jr. AIA Architects, Peterborough; Construction Manager: North Branch Construction CITATION AWARDS • Holderness School Dormitories & Faculty Residences, Holderness Samyn-D’Elia Architects, P.A., Ashland Design/Builder: Milestone Engineering and Construction, Inc. Stonelea, Dublin H3 Collaborative Architects, New York, NY and Daniel V. Scully Architects, Keene CM: MacMillin Construction, Inc.

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Gen. Cont.: Cedarwood Development Corporation HONORABLE MENTION FOR UNBUILT ARCHITECTURE The Annex Connector Julie Rahilly, Nashua, student at Wentworth Institute of Technology PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS The winner for residential was Pleasant Lake Landing in New London designed by Frank Anzalone Associates of New London. Bruss Construction was the construction manager. The favorite commercial project was the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital at Pease in Portsmouth, designed by JSA Inc. of Portsmouth. The contractor was North Branch Construction.

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Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital

Manchester, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. was honored to be the only general contractor to take home two

awards at this year’s American Institute of Architects Excellence in Architecture Design Awards. Architect Richard M. Monahon Jr. and North Branch received a merit award for the renovation of the Newbury Center Meeting House in Newbury. North Branch also received the 2012 People’s Choice Award for Non-Residential Architecture for the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Portsmouth along with Architect JSA, Inc. The People’s Choice Award was determined by an online poll open to the public to vote for their favorite project.

Newbury Center Meeting House

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March, 2012


High-Profile: Awards

Boston - Two Massachusetts projects have been recognized in the 2011 Design Awards program sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). The Carl J. Shapiro Science Center at Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building were selected within the Higher Education Facility Design category. BSA Award for Design: Higher Education Facility Design The Integrated Science Building at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst facility is intended to foster interaction and

Two Mass. Projects Get BSA Awards

collaboration between students and research faculty in various areas of scientific study. The project is located in the heart of the campus close to the existing biology and chemistry facilities. Major programs located in the facility include introductory-level chemistry teaching laboratories, upper level chemistry and biology teaching laboratories, and research faculty laboratories. A second phase will incorporate upper level molecular biology and biochemistry laboratories as well as additional research laboratories creating a science center for the campus.

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University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building

The new Carl J. Shapiro Science Center

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James Somes Wins Sheerr Award

Exeter Hospital Manchester, NH - The 2012 Clinton Sheerr Award for Excellence in New Hampshire Architecture was bestowed on James Somes FAIA at the American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter awards ceremony, January 20, at the NH Institute of Art in Manchester. The Clinton Sheerr Award honJames Somes ors and promotes New Hampshire architects and their architecture that exemplify excellence in design at the highest level. Somes practiced in the state for over


25 years. In 1980 he founded his own firm, JSA Inc., in Portsmouth and grew it to be of the largest in the state, then expanded it to other branches along the east coast. During that time he designed more than 20 awardwinning projects, recruited and mentored a host of talented young professionals, and provided vision and leadership to the design and construction industry. Among his many designs are Pinewood Manor, Old Orchard Beach, Maine; Hewitt Hall Renovation, UNH; and Exeter Hospital where a master plan was developed to clarify patient access, improve departmental adjacencies, allow effective growth, and create flexibility for the future. Somes was president of AIANH in 1989-90, and a long-term board member.

The project team included Payette, Gilbane, R. G. Vanderweil Engineers, Lim Consultants, and Nitsch Engineering. Citation for Design: Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts The new Carl J. Shapiro Science Center represents the keynote project in an ambitious expansion and renewal of the sciences at Brandeis University. Phased new construction generated 150,000gsf of new research, teaching and instrumentation

space. The building functions as a catalyst for scientific innovation, interdisciplinary discourse, and a renewed vibrancy of student and faculty activity. Envisioned as a sophisticated and expressive modern building, it houses a multi-story atrium of interconnected bridges and open staircases creating a new “hub” of connectivity. The project team included Payette, John Moriarty & Associates, Buro Happold, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, Nitsch Engineering, and Landworks Studio.

JSA Honored with AIA Award

Portsmouth, NH - JSA Inc. of Portsmouth has been honored with the People’s Choice Award for Excellence in Architecture from AIA New Hampshire for the architectural design at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital at Pease. The People’s Choice Award is based upon voting by the public and the professional design community that takes place during the display of all 2012 AIA Award entries shown prior to its annual meeting. Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital at Pease, specializing in serving patients with brain and spinal injuries, provides a reassuring environment with easy access to numerous therapeutic opportunities and exposure to activities of daily living indoors and out. An indoor gym includes a real car, mock transit bus, mini-movie theater, café, convenience store, and salon. Outdoors, patients experience various walking surfaces, a footbridge, raised planting beds, exercise equipment, and a sports court. The first level features a soaring lobby, dining space with a large outdoor patio, additional physical therapy space, hydro therapy, imaging facilities, a discreet ambulance entrance, as well as supporting services. “This design gives us great therapeutic opportunity,” said John Prochilo, CEO

The first level features a soaring lobby of Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network. “The architectural design firm, JSA Inc, first spent a significant amount of time at our Salem facility and interviewed dozens of therapists, nurses, and aides to get perspectives on combining best practices with the best design.” The hospital admitted its first patients July of 2011.

March, 2012


High-Profile: News

Franklin Pierce Center Opens

HMFH Completes School Reno

Milestone CM - Designed by DC Designs Concord, NH - The University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law School, has recently opened the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property in Concord. The building was designed by DC Designs of Concord The Construction Manager was Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc., also of ConEntrance of UNH School of Law cord. the world; and a rotunda at the entrance. The building, which The building was oriented to the is built as an addition to the existing Unisoutherly direction to take advantage of the versity of New Hampshire School of Law, sunlight in the entry and rotunda. houses classrooms space, faculty offices, The project is built on a very tight conference rooms, a 100 seat lecture hall, site, bordered by three streets and abutting which has been fit out to handle distance a major intersection. The construction relearning and guest lecturers from around quired tight site management as there was virtually no staging area. The building exterior utilized a brick façade to complement the existing building along with large aluminum glass curtain wall to light the rotunda. The exterior façade is highlighted with an aluminum composite panel. Inside the interior finish includes new granite tube floors, extensive wood and paneling, and an architectural metal Interior of UNH School of Law stair surrounding a Zen feature in the lobby.

Focus April 2012

Multi Residential Assisted Living and

Foxborough Regional Charter School’s new gym

Cambridge MA - HMFH Architects announced the completion of Foxborough Regional Charter School’s 74,000sf addition and renovation project. As a K-12 public college preparatory school south of Boston, FRCS enrolls 1,200 students from 20 surrounding communities. Previously housed in a 50-yearold building with several additions including a number of modular buildings, the new construction enlarged the current high school building section on the ground level and added a second floor to that brick structure. The addition provided 21 new classrooms, replacing the current modular buildings, as well as three science labs, a computer room, music room, a new admin-

istrative and programming area, and a new double gymnasium. The new wing includes a striking new entrance to the school, and is significantly more energy efficient than the modular facilities. Major renovations to the school included the transformation of the current auditorium into a new media center, and the existing one-court cafeteria/gym into a new state-of-the-art “cafetorium” with a full-size music room that doubles as the stage to provide both dining facilities and a performance space. The flexible design of the new gymnasium and cafetorium allows these spaces to serve a variety of uses, enabling the school to generate income by renting out these facilities on weekends. LaFreniere Architects has completed construction for the four-building, 96 unit, Whitman Woods apartment complex in Tyngsboro, MA. developed by Dakota Partners with Howland Development.

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March, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

JC&A and Packard Design Joule HQ WSU Completes Phase 1 of Ely Library

Quincy, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. has recently completed the corporate headquarters for Joule. Working collaboratively with Boston Properties, building owner; Facilities Management Consultants, project management; Packard Design and Biotecture, project architects; and AHA Consulting Engineers, MEPFP engineers, the team successfully converted 45,000sf of vacant space to new cutting-edge offices and laboratories that will accommodate Joule’s development as a fast-growing producer of renewable fuels and chemicals. Stephen Robak, project executive at J. Calnan & Associates, said, “With all of the complexities that go along with this type of project, communication was

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Lobby at new Joule headquarters critical. By working closely with the entire project team during the preconstruction phase, we were able to resolve any potential issues early on that could have affected our tight schedule and budget.”

Westfield, MA Westfield State University (WSU) held its official ribbon cutting at Ely Library recently to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 renovations at the facility. The university’s president, Evan S. Dobelle, and library director, Tom Raffensperger, opened the library to students, faculty, and staff. Construction manager was Evergreen Construction Corp. of Springfield. Main Entrance

Renovations at UM Orono

Orono, ME – Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announced that its Portland, Maine office has been commissioned to perform renovations, upgrades, and energy improvements at the University of Maine flagship campus in Orono. Nutting Hall, which houses the university’s departments of forestry and wildlife ecology, will receive an energy upgrade, and Neville Hall Data Center will undergo renovations and full data center upgrades. Already under way, the 4,600sf modernization and renovation of the university’s mission-critical Neville Hall Data Center includes electrical and mechanical upgrades, exterior lighting,

landscaping, and paving improvements. The 24-hour facility will remain in constant operation during construction, which will be conducted in two phases. Architect for the project is Harriman. This unique and memorable building combines 27 different species of wood, many from native forests in Maine, and contains administrative offices, conference rooms, classrooms, labs, and lecture halls. Work will begin this spring and will be performed while the building is occupied and around an active campus. Architect for the project is Lewis & Malm Architecture. Completion of both projects is slated for fall of 2012.

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Designed by Cambridge architects Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA), Phase 1 renovations (of two phases) included an overall scope of reorganizing the library departments for improved student and faculty access. New group study rooms were created, along with 56 new computer work stations, creating a varied selection of seating and group gathering

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spaces within the library. The design relocated the main circulation reference and educational reference center to the entrance, alongside the computer work stations. This allowed for the centralization of high-activity space at the front of the library, and quiet-activity space in the more suitable rear of the building. Features include new carpeting, furniture, finishes, millwork, a wood-patterned vinyl floor entry, and new circulation counters which all lend to a warm, brightened student and faculty experience. Phase 2 of the project, scheduled for construction in the summer of 2012, will include new lighting and furniture, additional study rooms, a larger classroom, updates to the university archives, and safety and infrastructure upgrades.

Boston - RDK Engineers has completed the Boston Herald’s new offices at 70 Fargo Street. After 53 years of operation at One Herald Square in Boston’s South End, the Herald has made the move to Fargo Street, where RDK’s Boston office now will share a building with the Herald. RDK worked closely with Dario Designs, Diversified Project Management, The Boston Herald’s new offices Structure Tone, who served as the construction managnificant portion of the building’s fifth and er, and the Beal Companies, the owner of sixth floors and features a receptionist area, Seaport Center. enclosed and open office space, conference RDK provided mechanical, electri- rooms, data center, and a comprehensive cal, plumbing, fire protection, teledata, newsroom that includes a state-of-the-art security, and A/V engineering services for broadcast component, video production, the 51,000sf space for the Herald’s interac- and a photography studio. Herald employtive and administrative offices. ees began moving into the space during the The newly refitted space covers a sig- final week of January.

March, 2012


High-Profile: PCINE News

SUNY Nears Completion of Liberty Terrace

Albany, NY - The State University of New York (SUNY) is nearing completion of a new 500 bed dormitory, Liberty Terrace. The $60 million dollar project will include. a community center with lounges, meeting rooms and a fitness center. Each of the apartment-style dormitory rooms, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and living/dining room. The Liberty Terrace complex consists of two buildings, each five stories, for a total area of 180,000sf. The project uses precast exterior insulated wall panels along with precast stairs, landings, beams, and hollowcore planks. Oldcastle Precast, Inc. – Building Systems Division was awarded the contract for the design and engineering of the precast dormitory structure as well as manufacturing and erecting the precast elements. David Wan, P.E., LEED AP, at Oldcastle Precast, Inc. explains that “using two field erection cranes and crews enabled the project to meet a very aggressive schedule.” This speed of erection is not an uncommon reason for choosing precast concrete over other building systems. In this case the precast erection started June 17, 2011 and was completed three months later, on time, September 17, 2011. This dorm uses 604 exterior precast wall panels each 12-inch thick with 4-inch continuous EPS insulation. The insulation is sandwiched between two layers of precast concrete preventing the insulation from ever getting wet and becoming a mildew problem. The insulated panels keep the interior warmer in winter and cooler in sum-

at all. Using precast concrete panels saves time and money by simply having less finishing work to do both inside and out. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards are being followed to insure that this project is environmentally friendly. Features include: permeable pavement, a green roof, rain gardens, daylight maximization, and the use of recycled and locally sourced materials. A geothermal (ground source heat pump) system using the constant temperature of the soil to moderate cooling and heating energy needs will help them achieve a LEED Gold certification. SUNY’s Liberty Terrace dormitory promises to be an asset for the university for decades, attracting students to take advantage of exceptional dorm life they offer.

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mer, while using considerably less energy in the process. That same panel also dampens sound, keeping the noise of campus life outside from reaching hard-working students inside. Keeping students safe is a priority for every school, large or small, and precast concrete offers unparalleled protection. Liberty Terrace uses 185,000sf of hollowcore planks for floors/ceilings and 250 solid interior load bearing wall panels, and this matters because precast concrete doesn’t burn. If a fire did break out, it can be contained,

allowing the occupants sufficient time for a safe evacuation. Liberty Terrace is on schedule to open for the fall of 2012 semester; the precast work is complete, and the interior work has commenced. Precast saves time inside, too; the interior surface of each panel is smooth when put in place and ready for painting or a seal coating. Interior precast concrete panels have over 500 electrical boxes and conduit assemblies cast right into the precast walls. The exterior surfaces are exposed aggregate needing little or no finishing work

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First Total Precast SUNY Dorm! The use of precast concrete in educational facilities allows architects and designers to go beyond the old style design. Precast hollowcore planks, wall panels, spandrels, stairwells and precast columns can provide more livable and multi-functional spaces. Liberty Terrace is the first total precast apartmentstyle dormitory (two buildings) for the State University of New York (SUNY) Albany. PrecaST erecTioN comPleTeD oN Time iN 3 moNThS. Oldcastle Precast is responsible for the precast concrete design and engineering, as well as the manufacturing and installation of the precast concrete elements. Supplying 185,000 sf of 8" & 10" Elematic precast hollowcore concrete plank (floor/ceiling units), 95,000 sf of exterior finished, insulated, load bearing precast wall panels, 52,000 sf of interior load bearing solid precast wall, and various

The use of precast concrete in educational residential structures allows architects and designers to go beyond simple design expectations.

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precast stairs, landings, beams and lintels used in the construction of the dormitory buildings. See for yourself how precasters can help your bottom line by: • Suggesting value-engineering ideas • Assisting your design team in the completion of drawings • Developing firm pricing and schedules early in the design process • Providing an accelerated construction schedule and occupancy timeline • Providing design solutions that satisfy structural and aesthetic requirements

Read the complete story on the SUNY Liberty Terrace Dormitory visit www.pcine.org/projects. For more information on the benefits of precast concrete or to find a precaster in your area call 888-700-5670, or visit www.pcine.org.

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Three Promoted

Boston - Kim Smith, AIA, LEED AP, and Jane Sullivan, LEED AP, have been promoted to the position of senior associate, and Tim Bailey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to the position of associate at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. An architect with 22 years of experience, Smith joined MPA in 2005, she has served as the project architect for Interaction Associates, Hobbs Brook Management’s 175-185 Wyman Street office project, and FM Global’s new Norwood office building currently under construction. She was also responsible for the design of all of the meeting spaces in the 400,000sf headquarters project for Wellington Management in Boston. Sullivan is a senior interior designer with over 19 years of experience providing design services for all phases of a project from schematic design to construction administration. Her project experience includes work for Wellington Management, Best Doctors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Allaire Corporation (now Adobe), and Pioneer Investments.

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Prior to joining MPA in 2000, she provided design services for a number of medical, high-tech, and corporate facilities. Bailey’s project experience inSullivan cludes interior design for SV Life Sciences, interior office/production space for Autoliv, Inc., and interior/lab/productions space for Metabolix. Photo credit: Boston Portrait

Martineau Associate at TMS

A few of her notable Portsmouth, NH - TMS Architects of Portsmouth anlocal projects include the restoration of The Music nounced that Nicole Martineau, Hall, The Music Hall Loft, AIA LEED AP, who joined the and a wide array of projects firm as a project captain in 2001 at Phillips Exeter Academy. and moved to project architect in She has taught at the 2008, has now become an associUniversity of New Hampate in the firm. shire and the Boston ArShe is NCARB certified chitectural College, is the and is a licensed professional Martineau current AIA New England in New Hampshire as well as a Young Architects Forum LEED accredited professional. Martineau has had 11 years of ex- regional director, and is developing a perience, and her practice extends from mentorship program within the New residential housing and theatre design to England region. retail, commercial, and historic archiPhotograph courtesy of TMS tecture. Architects

Brandon Joins Geosyntec

Acton, MA - Lisa O. Brandon, P.E., PMP has joined Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., of Acton, as a principal covering its federal and energy market sectors. She has over 25 years of experience, having previously served as vice president of design operations responsible for national and in-


ternational operations for AMEC (formerly MACTEC Engineering & Construction). She also served as vice president of engineering at The Shaw Group. Geosyntec works on new ventures and complex problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

Craveiro Promoted

Winchester, MA - Tony Craveiro, LEED AP has been promoted to vice president at A.J. Martini, Inc of Winchester. Craveiro, who has 25 years of experience in construction and technology, joined the company in 1999 as a senior estimator and was promoted in 2010 to chief estimator , overseeing the firm’s estimating department and technology group.



South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations announced that Tania Buonopane has joined the firm as an account coordinator. In her new role, she will be responsible for a range of duties, including database development and management, research, and client reporting. Prior to joining Rhino PR, Buonopane worked as a manager in the food service industry, where she was responsible for maintaining customer service and implementing various social media tactics.


EnviroVantage Team Grows

Epping, NH - EnviroVantage announced the addition of Vincent Marcisso and Chris Prior. Marcisso is the new vice president of sales. He formerly held the position of owner and president of Portland Diversified Service, a commercial prime subcontractor operating out of Maine. Marcisso’s background includes abatement, architectural drafting, industrial construction, nuclear power plants, offshore oil drilling, and professional diving. Prior has joined EnviroVantage to develop the “small cap markets” division of the company. EnviroVantage will rely on Prior’s strong business background to guide



expansion in 2012. Previously, Prior was the director of operations for a start-up company in Boston. He held a N.H. real estate license for 10 years and owned a commercial laundry facility.

O’Rourke Promoted

Milford, MA - William J. Center and the Lasry Center O’Rourke has been promoted for Bioscience and Math/ to project executive at Consigli. Physics buildings at Clark He has more than 17 years University in Worcester; of construction management Higgins Hall at Boston Colexperience in healthcare, life lege in Newton; Marlborsciences, and university projough Hospital’s Diagnostic ects throughout New England. Imaging Center, and Milford Since joining the company Regional Medical Center’s O’Rourke has played a critipatient care addition. O’Rourke cal role in many key projects, He is currently working including the University of on demolition and redevelopMass. Medical School Ambulatory Care ment at City Square II, in Worcester.

McMahan Joins Fletcher Thompson

New York, NY - Fletcher He has provided design Thompson announced the addition leadership for multiple projects, of Christopher “Kip” McMahan, including the Courtyard by MarAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, riott at Union Station, which as principal of the firm’s New received a Masonry Institute York and Rhode Island offices. award, LaSalle Academy Shea His 25 years of architectural Science Building, the Commuexperience include planning and nity College of Rhode Island’s design services for higher eduKnight and Liston campuses, McMahan cation clients, non-profit instituand the Village Apartments at tions, and real estate developers Fairfield University. throughout New England and New York. His restoration project for Rosedale These projects range from the plan- Apartments, an Art Moderne complex on ning, programming, and designing of large- Narragansett Bay, received a preservation scale, mixed-use commercial development commission award in 2007. sites to numerous buildings for universities, religious, and art organizations.

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Busam Assumes New Role

Providence, RI - Mike Busam will be assuming the role of business development manager in Gilbane Building Company’s Providence district office. In this position, he will focus on working with clients pursuing an array of construction activities throughout the state. Busam joined Gilbane in 2004 as a member of the company’s management trainee program.


Since that time, he has served as an engineer and superintendent on construction projects throughout the New England region, held the position of quality manager for the New England Region, and played a critical role in the development of the company’s integrated data systems and iBuild project management system.

Tingle Joins Skanska

Skanska USA has named Tom Tingle as senior vice president and national director of its Sports Center of Excellence. He will lead a nationwide team of sports facility construction experts. Tingle has worked in the architecture and construction industries for more than 30 years, and for the last 23 years, he has focused primarily on large-scale sports construction projects. Tingle will assist in the procurement and execution of Skanska’s sports construction projects across the United Tingle States. Prior to joining the firm, Tingle most recently served as vice president for UK-based Intelligent Engineering (IE). Prior to IE, Tingle acted as the vice president/national director of sports architecture for HNTB Corporation.

LKCo Staff Announcements

Boston - Lee Kennedy Co. (LKCo) has promoted two senior management staff to the level of vice president and made several new hires to manage a growing portfolio of work. Scott Giles, an 11-year company veteran, was promoted to vice president of interiors. Having previously served as a project executive, Giles will continue to lead the group’s efforts with a concentration on project oversight, client development, and new business opportunities. Allan Fiddes was named vice president of estimating and preconstruction services after having served as chief estimator at the firm. Fiddes oversees all estimating land preconstruction exercises for the firm’s large projects group.



AKF Appoints Leradi and Vernon New Code Consulting Group

Boston – AKF Group announced the appointment of James A. Ierardi, PhD, PE and A. Vernon Woodworth, AIA, LEED AP to lead the firm’s new Code Consulting Group. Ieradi This new specialty group will provide building, fire, life safety, and accessibility code consulting for new construction and existing building projects as well as expert witness services/litigation support. Managing Partner Paul Bello explained, “We decided this was the perfect opportunity to add code consulting services in recognition of the growing importance of this field.” Dr. Ierardi has over 14 years of ex-

Elkus Manfredi Promotions

Elkus Manfredi Architects announced the following promotions: Promoted to vice president are Kent Knight AIA, LEED AP and Mark Sardegna AIA, LEED AP Promoted to senior associate are Alan Bruce AIA; Ross Cameron RIBA; Steve Dube AIA, LEED AP; Christian Galvao; Linda MacLeod Fannon IIDA, RDI; Beth Niemi; Philip Wilkinson LEED AP and Peter Zmuidzinas AIA, LEED AP.

Scarborough, ME - AlliedCook Construction announced that Kathryn S. Leathers has She has successfully guidjoined the company as senior ed complex projects from project manager. conceptual design through Leathers brings nearly 30 preconstruction, purchasyears of experience in the coning, construction, financial struction industry in a diverse management, to project range of projects ranging in size close-out. Recent projects from $100,000 to over $11 milinclude new multi-million Leathers lion. Her expertise also includes a dollar educational and significant amount of experience healthcare facilities in Conas an owner’s representative, giving her necticut. At AlliedCook, Leathers is curan understanding of the issues and challenges from the client’s perspective. rently serving as project manager for Her experience includes projects Husson University’s new Living Learnfor academic, healthcare, research, and ing Center in Bangor.



Chardavoyne Joins Columbia

The firm’s most recent new additions North Reading, MA include Superintendent Ed Whelan; MEP Columbia Construction ComCoordinator David Tardanico; Assistant pany announced the expansion Superintendent Paul Ducharme; and MEP of its Interiors Division with Estimator Steve Crane. the hiring of Matthew Chardavoyne as business development manager. He will focus on further expanding Columbia’s opportunities in the commercial, corporate, and higher education development and indusmarket sectors, as well as any trial/manufacturing clients.

AlliedCook Hires Leathers

perience in providing fire safety and code consulting services. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Massachusetts and holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of SciWoodworth ence in Fire Protection Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Woodworth has over 30 years of experience in architecture, code enforcement, and code consulting in numerous project sectors. He is a licensed architect in the State of Massachusetts and a member of the faculty at the Boston Architectural College.


specialized tenant improvement and interior renovation projects. Prior to joining Columbia, Chardavoyne worked for the MEP engineering firm RW Sullivan in the same business development role. The relationships Matt has developed in the A/E/C market will play an important role for Columbia Interiors going forward.

Hochmuth Joins Hancock

Danvers, MA – Hancock Associates of Danvers announced that Greg Hochmuth has been hired as the company’s environmental manager and sanitary designer. He is a professional wetland scientist, registered sanitarian, and soil evaluator in Mass. and N.H. with over 13 years of experience. Hochmuth has designed and permitted projects including residential and commercial sites, conducts municipal peer reviews and teaches workshops for the Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions. Hochmuth He will oversee wetland and soils projects for Hancock’s offices in Danvers, Marlborough, Chelmsford, and Salem, N.H.


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Emerging Professionals Present Boston Trivia Night Join the BOMA Boston Emerging Professionals at the Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant for their 3rd annual trivia night! Test your industry, sports and pop culture knowledge against your colleagues’ with the chance to win fabulous prizes. Individual and team registrations available. March 21, The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2 Center Plaza, Boston, MA 5:30 pm Registration | 6 - 8 p.m. Trivia Game, Cocktails and Networking


Breakfast with the Mayor A national leader on neighborhood issues, Mayor Thomas M. Menino believes that government is about helping people Join MBC at the Westin Boston Waterfront Thursday, March 22 7:30 am: Registration, breakfast,and networking 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Tickets members $65, Non Members $90 At the door, add $10 Visit http://www.buildingcongress.org for more.

6th Annual Healthcare Facilities & Construction Conference: Trends in Medical Real Estate, Equipment Leasing and Ambulatory Care Settings April 27, visit http://www.mhalink.org


Lifting Boston’s Low-Rise Space Presented by the Developing Leaders. Open to all ages. The demand for office space in the mid to high-rise floors of Boston’s office towers far outpaces the demand for space on lower floors. Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation with some of Boston’s most forward-thinking real estate executives who will share some of their innovative solutions for tackling this significant leasing challenge. March 21, 5 - 8 p.m. Re-Imagining Suburban Properties Please join NAIOP and a distinguished panel of innovative suburban real estate owners as they discuss the trends affecting suburban markets and their strategies to redevelop and re-imagine old and perhaps obsolete suburban properties for the needs of today’s employees and companies. March 29, 7:30 - 9 a.m. More information on these events at http:// www.naiopma.org

April 10 - 12, 2012 Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas. Structural Insulated Panel Association Annual Meeting & Roundup. The annual industry event focuses exclusively on structural insulated panels (SIPs), a high performance panelized building system used in the construction of energyefficient homes and commercial buildings. The conference includes a number of educational seminars tailored to the SIP industry. Register online at http://www.sips.org/ sipa-annual-meeting.


Controlling Your Workers’ Compensation Costs Join us to hear workers’ comp. risk management expert Bonnie Brook of Stephenson & Brook outline a proven, multi-dimensional plan for reducing your EMF rate, managing claims and keeping your WC costs under control. Thursday, March 15, 2012 8-10 a.m. Westin Hotel, Waltham The cost to attend is $65 for members and $95 for non-members. visit www. associatedsubs.com to register.


ACEC/MA 2012 Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Boston Cambridge Marriott Join the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Massachustts for the Academy Awards of the Engineering Industry as they celebrate the year’s outstanding engineering achievements. Individual Ticket: $190 Table of 10: $1,700 Hear about the best projects of 2012 and help us to honor the firms and clients that created these projects. Featuring: Engineering Excellence Awards QBS Award Young Professional of the Year Award Community Service Award ACEC/MA Education Scholarship Award Visit www.acec.org for more information on the ACEC National EEA Competition.


Register today for MHA’s Sixth Annual Healthcare Facilities & Construction Conference: Friday, April 27, 2012, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. MHA Conference Center, Burlington Mass. for more information and to register: http:// www.mhalink.org



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High-Profile Monthly March 2012  

The March issue features an Udate from SCUP North Atlantic Region, Life Sciences Facilities News and Green News including: G&R Completes Hi...

High-Profile Monthly March 2012  

The March issue features an Udate from SCUP North Atlantic Region, Life Sciences Facilities News and Green News including: G&R Completes Hi...