Bi-annual focus: July, 2012
Award Winners 2012
Life Sciences Facilities
Vision 3 Architects Designs, E.W. Burman Builds
Rhode Island Blood Center
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Suffolk Downs Unveils Resort Plans CBC Recognizes Project Teams And Young Scholars Not Your Grandfather’s UMBA SMPS Boston ROC Awards 2012 SCUP Award Recipients IFMA Boston Winners of 2012 Awards of Excellence UMBA and the Life Science Revolution at UMass Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston
Not Your Grandfather’s UMBA, an interview with Katherine Craven executive director of University of Massachusttes Building Authority Existing Labs – Waste Not, Want Not by Chad Wisler, Managing Principal at Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
LEED Gold Renovation of William James Hall DPM Completes Norwalk Community College Griffin Electric Completes School Projects HP Sits Down with SciTech Builders Fusco Green Builder of the Year an interview with Jim Grunwald, Designing Sustainable Electrical Distribution Systems, president of SciTech Builders By Donald J. Moore plus Heathcare, Institutions and Schools Facilities News, Immaculate Conception School Retrofitted Commercial, Green News, People, Calendar and more... with 3M Window Film, by Peter J. Davey
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Boston - New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE) announced its 2012-2013 board of directors. For three decades, NEWiRE has provided a forum for networking and professional development Holly Nelson to women in various commercial real estate disciplines throughout the Greater Boston area. NEWiRE board members are elected to serve a three-year term on a rotating basis. The 2012-2013 board of directors: Officers: President, Holly Nelson, CPA, TriSail Capital Corporation/Bank of America Merrill Lynch President-elect, Gayle Bourdeau, Esq., Stewart Title Guaranty Company Immediate past president, Janet Pirrello, BayNorth Capital, LLC Treasurer, Claudia Piper, Webster Bank Clerk, Deborah J. Goddard, Esq., Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development Directors: Deborah K. Bayha, Fidelity National
NAIOP Massachusetts recently held its 24th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament to benefit Heading Home. The tournament raised $151,500 to support programs to end homelessness in Greater Boston. This is a record breaking sum ñthe largest in the tournamentís history, bringNaiop members present check to Heading Home. ing the total donated to Heading Home to more Andrew Hoar, president of CB Richthan $1.85 million. Marc Margulies, prin- ard Ellis/New England and chair of the cipal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects and 2012 NAIOP Massachusetts president of Heading Homeís Board of DiCharitable Events Committee, led rectors said that more than 400 volunteers the effort to make this record-breaking doannually commit their time and energy to nation possible. the project, and the commercial real esDavid Begelfer has been actively tate community provides a large number involved in the struggle to end homelessof those volunteers. The monies raised by ness for more than 24 years, and started the NAIOP will continue to support programs annual NAIOP golf tournament to support to end homelessness locally. Heading Home.
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by James P. Batchelor Shortening the time to productive R&D is critical for venture-capitalized life science companies. The time required to design and fit-out a lab can represent an out-sized portion of the time available for research in the funding cycle. Multiple factors make life science real estate challenging to design and build; with its need for heavy structural loads, robust mechanical systems, and a plethora of safety concerns to be taken into account, a life science company looking to move into a new space is easily looking at eight months to a year or more of time to renovate a lab to meet their particular needs. BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. commissioned Arrowstreet, along with Dan Winny and builder Consigli Construction, to find a solution for this challenge as part of the renovation of the existing building at the companyís 325 Vassar Street. The property is situated in the heart of the East Cambridge life science submarket, and features office and laboratory space to attract life science and other high-tech tenants in close proximity to the MIT campus. The 60,000sf of space is configured with the new Universal Flex Labsô template: multiple suites that offer flexible laboratory bench and casework systems with ceilingmounted service carriers. Office and laboratory support areas feature flexible modular office and case-
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Flex Labs at 325 Vassar Street
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We offer reliable, responsible, qualified andOSHAcertified competent personnel, state authority borrows We are and committed quality and performance. certified apprenticeship trainingtoprogram. OSHA certified membership. We funds by issuing are committed to quality and performance. Sub Contractors Plasterers: tax-exempt bonds. Sub Contractors A1 Concrete Cutting Veneer Plaster Plasterers: A1 Concrete Cutting The university has Angelini Plastering Venetian Polished Plaster Veneer Plaster Angelini Plastering pledged to pay the Austin Ornamental Inc. Three coat conventional Plaster Venetian Polished Plaster Austin Ornamental Inc. principal and interest Back Bay Concrete Ornamental Plaster Three coat conventional Plaster Back Bay Concrete on the bonds issued BidgoodAlloc. Assoc. Historical Restoration Bidgood Ornamental Plaster & Preservation Cape CapeCod CodPlastering Plastering E.I.F.S. by the authority over Historical Restoration & Preservation Cavalieri CavalieriConst. Const. 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Concrete Repair & Restoration J.L.Marshall Marshall Concrete Repair & Restoration J.L. PMA is the owners rep for the SherEpoxy, Seamless and Composition M.L.McDonald McDonaldCo. Co. M.L. Epoxy, Seamless and Composition man Center, the builder is Suffolk ConFlooring *and much more* Mass Acoustics Inc. Mailoux Bros. Construction Flooring *and much more* struction, and the architect is Arthur CoMecca Const. Corp. New England Decks New More Information Please ForFor More Information Please CallCall hen, ARC Architects. NewEngland EnglandDecks Finish Systems Polcari Plasterworks, Inc. Peter Stracuzzi, Jr. Industry Analyst Peter Stracuzzi, Jr. Industry Analyst We had the opportunity to chat with Ricmor Construction, Inc. Ricmor Construction, Inc. Office: 617-825-5200 • Cell: 617-750-0896 Office: 617-825-5200 • Cell: 617-750-0896 S & F Concrete UMBA Executive Director Katherine CraS & F Concrete Website: www.opcmialocal534.org StaffordConstruction Construction Website: www.opcmialocal534.org ven recently, providing us with some surStafford prising insights. MB: What is different about doing life science projects for UMBA? Craven: This is not your grandfather’s UMass Building Authority. The Building Authority was really created to build dormitories, dining commons, and garages, all of which bring in money. You have to pay to park, you have to pay room and board. The facilities that the UMass Building Authority has been undertaking Hydro Mobile: Masonry I Window Work over the past several years have become engineering I design Facade Removal and Replacement increasingly complex, and they are not erection I dismantling revenue-generating, such as the life sciences center in Worcester (Sherman Center), the E-tech (Emerging Technology and Innovation Center) building in Lowell, or the bio-processing accelerator in Dartmouth. All those facilities are going to have research and development and teaching capacity in them but they are not going to be revenue-generating per se...we’re building clean rooms up at the E-tech building or AERIAL LIFTS FROM 10’ TO 170’ laboratory space at the Sherman Center; SECTIONAL FRAME I SHORING these are increasingly complex scientific SYSTEMS SCAFFOLD environments and technologically driven environments that are more complex than ROLLING TOWERS I TUBE & CLAMP buildings…. sort of a cookie cutter, double SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD I DEBRIS CHUTES loaded, four door dormitory. We have to SCAFFOLD ENCLOSURES have the best minds in design and project management oversight to make sure that PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION the building works for the long term. HYDRO MOBILE MAST CLIMBERS MB: I understand you toured the Sherman Center today. lullofboston.com Craven: We had a tour today, and they will be finishing within the next few marrscaffolding.com months. 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try but certainly in Massachusetts. It’s more exciting for us because we see how other universities would envy a building like this. We noticed recently an article in the Boston Globe reporting that Harvard University is about to break ground on its version of the science center… and ours is almost done. MB: What can you tell us about PMA? Craven: PMA Consultants is an outside owner project management firm; they represent a lot of nonprofits and municipalities, regional pool districts, and the UMass Building Authority. They were hired, after a competitive process, by UMass Building Authority to manage the project in Worcester for us, and they have some other projects as well. MB: What might be the best way for an architect, engineer, or contractor to approach UMBA for a job? Craven: I am a relatively new executive director. I started in December, and this is one of the things I want to make sure we do. Typically up to this point we advertised in places where people who do a lot of state work would know how to find, like state compass system or central register issued by the secretary of state’s office, and the central register has all of those. Now I’ve started putting them up on our website, but I want to reach out through industry publications and other places where people who may not have considered doing a University of Mass type of project might look. But we enjoy that kind of competition; we think the fruit of best ideas comes from having a lot of different sets of eyes look at things and we’d like to have more people bid on our work. MB: Any suggestions for those who might consider working with a UMBA project? Craven: At the university we don’t want our projects to be sort of guinea pigs for just any start up-company, obviously. We have had the great pleasure of working with some of the most experienced and most accomplished firms in Massachusetts and some out of state....Every time we do a designer selection I try to make the process a more transparent one. People can look at our website and see who is being selected for the job and what’s going on there. We are looking to make sure we keep the quality construction managers that we have. We do a separate bid every time basically for all those things so anyone has a shot of being qualified or being shortlisted. Having similar experience with state building programs like chapter 149 and chapter 149A is important. Having relative experience even at another university would also be something we would look favorably upon. Parties interested in responding to project RFPs should visit the authority’s RFP page at www.massachusetts.edu/ buildingauthority/ba_bid_docs.html. Newly released bid documents and RFPs can be found on the authority’s Hot Docs page, www.massachusetts.edu/buildingauthority/ba_hot_docs.html.
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Suffolk Downs Unveils Resort Plans
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East Boston - Suffolk Downs has announced details about its plans to develop a Caesars-branded world-class resort and casino at New England’s only thoroughbred racetrack. The $1 billion development plan for the 163-acre site includes a hotel, restaurants, a casino gaming complex, retail shops, entertainment areas, luxury spa facilities, and horse racing. The project includes plans to improve the track’s racing facilities and provide millions of dollars in funding to reduce longstanding transportation concerns and to make improvements on the local road network. “The process of earning a license requires significant investment and substantial resources and we have worked with our partners at Caesars Entertainment to assemble a best-in-class team as we move toward a second phase of larger public review of our plans to create thousands of jobs and improve the local economy,” said Joe O’Donnell, principal owner of Suffolk Downs. “This is an economic development initiative that will set the standard for gaming development in Massachusetts and will create thousands of new jobs with real career paths and room for advancement,” said Richard Fields, principal owner of Suffolk Downs. Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO, and president of Caesars Entertainment, Suffolk Downs’ gaming management partner for the development, spoke about the advantages of siting a facility in the state’s tourism capital
Suffolk Downs, operating live horse racing and entertainment at the same East Boston site for the past 77 years, has established strong working relationships with neighbors, community leaders and nearby businesses. While we have had a longstanding and ongoing dialogue with the local community, today starts a new phase of that process, so that our neighbors, neighboring businesses, and the broader community can have a seat at the table as these plans evolve,” said Chip View of lobby The Resort at Suffolk Downs Renderings by Elkus Manfredi Architects Tuttle, Suffolk Downs’ COO. “One of the benefits of and said he looked forward to using Cae- at a press conference indicated that the this development will be roadway improvesars’ marketing expertise to grow jobs and project will: ments that the local community has de• Generate $200 million annually in revenues among area businesses, should served for far too long,” Tuttle said. Suffolk new tax revenue. Suffolk Downs be selected as a licensee. Downs will release detailed plans for pro• Generate 2,500 construction and “We are proud to join forces with posed transportation and infrastructure imSuffolk Downs to bring the Caesars brand, more than 4,000 resort jobs for local resiprovements in a few days, Tuttle indicated. our management expertise, Total Rewards dents. The development is being designed • Commit $40 million to improve loyalty program, and industry leading best and created by the following team of archipractices to Boston as we develop this local roads and intersections as part of an tects, engineers and planners: architect of world-class destination resort together,” aggressive transportation demand managerecord, Elkus Manfredi; general contractor, Loveman said. “With this project, we are ment program that relies on public transporSuffolk Construction; transportation, Vanatogether bringing another world-class at- tation and other alternatives. sse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., and Seagull Con• Spend $150 million annually for traction to a top tourist destination and are sulting; geotechnical engineering, Haley & building upon our vision to develop and goods and services among local and regionAldrich; civil engineering, Nitsch Engineermanage urban casino resorts that serve as al businesses. ing; structural engineering, McNamara/ • Partner with Boston area hotels, resengines for job creation and economic exSalvia Inc.; environmental/permitting, Epsipansion in the surrounding communities,” taurants, entertainment venues, and tourism lon Associates; and parking design, Walker organizations to attract visitors and to boost he added. Parking Consultants. Development concepts released the local economy.
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Hayden Building Groundbreaking
New Residence Hall Breaks Ground AlliedCook CM
Boston - Ground was broken recently on the historic Hayden Building, designed by the famed architect H.H. Richardson (Trinity Church). Historic Boston Inc. is not only transforming the five-floor building into four apartments with retail space on the ground floor, but also using the official start of work to l-r: Mayor Thomas Menino; Kathy Kottaridis, execkick off its Trilogy Fund campaign utive director, Historic Boston Incorporated; Ronald – to raise $1 million that will allow Druker, president, The Druker Company; Matthew completion of three historic renovaKiefer, president of the board of directors, Historic tion and reuse projects in 2012 that Boston Inc. and partner at Goulston & Storrs. also include Alvah Kittredge House (1836) in Roxbury and Vertullo HBI stabilized the building and reBuilding (1860s) in Hyde Park. stored its Richardsonian features, reactiHBI bought the Hayden Building and vating the first floor for retail use. HBI’s an adjacent one-story structure in 1993. prudent and patient investments will fully l-r: Don MacMillan, Win Mitchell, Lori Mitchell, Malcolm W. Gauld, Lavoe Davis, Joe The roof had been lost to fire, the structure activate the Hayden Building and generate Gauld, John Whipple, George Paton, Dan Cook, Matthew Weymar, and Diana Weymar was compromised, and layers of building revenue that will support the organization’s Bath, Maine – AlliedCook Construc- the second floor. alterations masked the historic building’s preservation work citywide. tion participated in the groundbreaking The energy-efficient building will underlying beauty. ceremony recently held for the new Hyde feature radiant heat throughout, an abunSchool residence hall in Bath. dance of natural light, and durable, lowAlliedCook will serve as construc- maintenance materials and finishes. tion manager on this new two-story, Participating in the proceedings from 17,000sf building, which will replace an Hyde Schools were founder Joe Gauld; existing residence hall built in 1975. The president, Malcolm W. Gauld; executive new hall will include 26 rooms, with a stu- director of development, Lavoe Davis; dident lounge located on each floor. rector of facilities, George Paton, and head At each end of the building, a three- of the Bath School Don MacMillan. Dan bedroom faculty apartment will include a Cook of Allied Cook and John Whipple of full kitchen, dining area, and living room Whipple Callender Architects also joined on the first floor and the bedrooms located in with senior parents Lori and Win Mitchon the second floor. Each floor will also ell and co-chairs of the Senior Parent Gift include a one-bedroom faculty apartment, Committee Matthew Weymar and Diana and a studio apartment will be located on Weymar. l: Hayden Building in 2011; r: Hayden Building in the 1980s. PAV E R S B Y I D E A L
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Existing Labs – Waste Not, Want Not
by Chad Wisler Laboratory buildings provide the greatest potential for operational energy savings as compared to almost all other building types due to their high percentage of outside air, lab equipment, and oftencomplex control systems. Per the EPA, labs, on average, consume five to10 times as much energy on a square-foot basis as a typical office building in the same climate. Furthermore, a single constant volume fume hood will utilize as much energy per year Chad Wisler as single family home. With the increasing costs of energy and renewed focus on the bottom line, more and more companies and institutions have focused on their existing building and operations. Furthermore, corporate/institutional policies to reduce greenhouse emissions and/or energy consumption by building or site continue to gain ground, which in turn brings real professional and financial justification to these programs. The first step in reducing energy consumption is to gain an understanding of how the building operates – both at the infrastructure level, but equally important on the user level. Trending of key variables of a building’s operations can often be reported on directly through the building management system or recorded through temporary meters/sensors. Simple assessments include “… are lights kept on during unoccupied periods?” “… are the fume hood sashes closed?” “… are the air handlers cooling and heating at the same time?” Often the best approach is to have a professional engineer perform an energy audit of the building. These energy audits can range from upper-level assessments to full-scale in-depth
review and analysis. Zero-cost improvements are the best place to start to achieve immediate energy savings without any capital investment. These typically include improving the energy-savings mindset, awareness, and culture of the lab users and building operators. Closing fume hood sashes can typically save at least 50% of the airflow from their open (i.e. 18” sash height) position. Turning lights off during unoccupied periods is the second most effective energy reduction strategy. Each of these zero-cost improvements can be base-lined by performing shadow studies of the lab for a week, and then immediate improvements can be achieved through the communication of these observations to the lab users. Continuous encouragement and reinforcement often yield long-term results and effect cultural change. Since the airflow delivered to the lab spaces requires appreciable amounts of energy to condition the air (filter, heat, humidify, cool, dehumidify) as well as deliver the air (fan energy), this is often one of the greatest savings potentials for a lab building once the zero-cost improvements are performed. Working together with the company/institution’s environmental, health, and safety (ES&H) group to review occupied and unoccupied air change rates, temperature set points, and conversion of bypass hoods (CV) to restricted bypass (VAV) can often yield dramatic savings. This is especially true of older facilities, which were designed and operated at high air change rates (i.e. 12-18 air changes/hour) versus today’s more progressive designs of (4 – 8 air changes/hour). It’s important to note that depending upon the reduction in airflow for the labs, some distribution changes may be necessary to ensure that the airflow distribution and temperature set points are not adversely impacted. For the complete article online visit: http://wp.me/pvUHo-1PV.
Tocco and P3i at Kronos
Chelmsford MA - Tocco Building Systems of Billerica will partner with P3i Consultants of Hopkinton on a project for Kronos Systems of Chelmsford to install a new comprehensive data and voice cabling infrastructure within its corporate headquarters. The project consists of new
OS2 fiber optic and copper backbone feeders as well as 450 workstations consisting of over 2,200 Category 6 connection points. The project is fast-track and high profile within an existing, occupied building where disruption of daily operation will be unacceptable.
Bond Breaks Ground at BSU
Bridgewater, MA- BOND executives and project management team, along with students, faculty, and staff from Bridgewater State University (BSU), celebrated the official groundbreaking of the school’s new $47 million residence hall. BOND, based in Everett, is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the 500-bed residence hall. “We understand the significance of this project and we are honored to be given this opportunity. This groundbreaking brings us one step closer to delivering a state-of-the-art facility which will enrich the university experience for BSU students said Bob Murray, president of BOND. The facility is to be built in the midst
of this active campus with the challenge of an abutting MBTA Commuter Rail line that runs adjacent to the residence hall site. Overlooking the neighboring courtyard, the 159,000sf project is anticipated to achieve LEED Silver certification. The facility is scheduled for completion in time for the 2013 academic year. The new 500-bed suite-style residence hall will include four and six-bedroom suites with living/learning units as well as a health and counseling center. The design of living suites combined with learning units will provide for an environment of social interaction combined with a learning experience as well as a sense of community.
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Coastway Bank Breaks Ground
tional materials, the architecture is simple, appealing, and tactile. A combination of brick, masonry stone, and glass are the predominant skin materials used to create a signature building that is respectful of its neighborhood. The interior building design promotes the institution’s brand. The building’s use of glass and open plan is a deliberate effort to maintain a highly visible, open, and inviting environment.
Diggs Awarded New Project
Meriden, CT - The city of Meriden selected Diggs Construction, LLC to serve as general contractor for the construction of its snow-removal equipment storage facility at Meriden Markham Airport. This 1,764Ssf facility will consist of a 42-ft. x 42-ft. pre-engineered
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Guests can enjoy views of Harvard Square
Coastway Community Bank
Cranston, RI – On June 18, Coastway Community Bank began construction of its inaugural prototype branch office in Cranston. Designed by Vision 3 Architects of Providence, the new 3,800sf branch office located on Comstock Parkway becomes the ninth branch location in Rhode Island and second in Cranston. E. Turgeon Construction Corporation of Cranston is the construction manager. Through the use of quality, tradi-
Harvard Sqare Hotel Reopens
metal building on a concrete/split face concrete masonry unit foundation. The project will also include various site improvements and will begin this July; it is scheduled to be completed by early October 2012. Mark Ballantoni will serve as the superintendent on this project.
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Somerville, MA - Harvard University recently reopened the Harvard Square Hotel. Arrowstreet led the design for the renovations of this prize property, adding to a series of successful campus hospitality venues for institutions in New England. The key to the design is in the enhancement of the guest experience and creating an oasis in the heart of Harvard Square. The changes are evident upon arrival; the entry lobby is enlivened with a
new contemporary stone-and-glass stair that invites guests to the reception area. The lobby includes a sunlit living room with vibrant and comfortable furnishings with access to the latest technology. The mix of glass and natural stone create a welcoming atmosphere to this flexible space where guests can relax and enjoy views of Harvard Square over coffee or an informal meeting. Guest rooms are fully transformed with new finishes to create a bright and airy environment. The design takes cues from Harvard’s traditions and campus; lightly colored guest rooms are punctuated with crimson accents and oversized campus photographs. This complements the modern, custom furnishings, which are carefully designed to maximize storage and workspace. Dramatically improved baths with glass-tiled showers complete the transformation. Guest rooms create a bright and airy environment.
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High-Profile: CBC Awards
CBC Recognizes Project Teams and Young Scholars Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) held its 16th annual Project Team Awards banquet recently at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford. Owners, architects, contractors, engineers, and consultants packed the ballroom, drawing record attendance as CBC also celebrated its 60th anniversary. The CBC Scholarship Fund distributed $4,500 in scholarships to three promising graduating high school students: Christopher Flanagan, North Haven High School. University: Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Major: civil engineering. Stephanie Orts, Seymour High School. University: University of Connecticut. Major: civil engineering. James Wronski, Francis T. Maloney High School. University: The Catholic University of America. Major: architecture. The following outstanding building projects exemplified project team excellence and the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and trades. New Construction Award of Merit Camp Niantic – Regional Training Institute Niantic; owner: CT Department of Construction Services (DCS), Hartford; designer: Newman Architects, LLC , New Haven; constructor: The Fusco Corporation, New Haven. New Construction 1st Place Winning Team - Armed Forces Reserve Center Middletown; owner: US Army Corps of Engineers; designer: Kleinfelder, Rocky Hill; constructor: KBE Ventures, a joint venture
While Celebrating its 60th Anniversary
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Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges Renovation New Haven; owner: Yale University, New Haven; designer: Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia; constructor: Turner Construction Company, Milford. Small Projects Award of MerPhotot: Associated Builders & Contractors-Conn. it - Yale University – 493 College KBE’s project team for the Armed Forces Reserve Street Renovation, New Haven; ownCenter receives the “Best in Show” award at the er: Yale University; designer: Studio Associated Builders & Contractors – Connecti- ABK Architects, LLC, New Haven; cut’s Annual Excellence in Construction awards. constructor: Shawmut Design and Construction – Boston. Small Projects 1st Place Winof KBE Building Corp. & DeRita Construcning Team - St. Vincent’s Medical Center tion Co., Inc., Farmington. Major Renovations and Expansions Hybrid OR #10 Renovation, Bridgeport; Award of Merit - Great Cedar Hotel – Fox- owner: St. Vincent’s Medical Center; dewoods Resort and Casino Mashantucket; signer: BAM Studio, New York, NY; conowner: Foxwoods Resort and Casino; de- structor: Petra Construction, North Haven. K-12 Schools Award of Merit - Stratsigner: Tecton Architects, Hartford; confield Elementary School – Additions and structor: Standard Builders, Newington. Major Renovations and Expansions Renovations, Fairfield; owner: Town of 1st Place Winning Team - Yale University – Fairfield; designer: Silver/Petrucelli +
John Koplas, Foxwoods, with Graham James and Joel Zimmerman, Standard Builders, receiving CBC Project Team award for Great Cedar Hotel Renovation. Associates, Inc., Hamden; constructor: Malkin Construction – Stamford. K-12 Schools 1st Place Winning Team - Kelly Middle School – Norwich; owner: city of Norwich; designer: C.J. Lawler Associates – West Hartford; constructor: The Pike Company – East Berlin. Transportation/Utilities/Civil 1st Place Winning Team - Mayor Mike Peters Pedestrian Bridge at Adriaen’s Landing; owner: state of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management, Hartford; program manager: Waterford Development Group, LLC – Hartford; constructor: Loureiro Contractors, Plainville; engineer: Purcell Associates – Glastonbury. Longtime CBC Scholarship Fund chair, Clifton J. Cotter was honored for his commitment to the organization.
High-Profile: IFMA Awards
IFMA Boston Winners of 2012 Awards of Excellence
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E x e m p l a r y company, IFMA, and the facility manageService Provider ment profession. This individual keeps curAward: Francine rent on changes in the facility management Buck, Haworth and profession and educates other IFMA memGuy Campagnone, bers and peers. Recipients demonstrate the LEED AP, Chapman best in leadership and ethics. Construction. Emerging Leader Award: Carolyn Manoukian, FMP, This award is presented to the Blue Cross Blue representative of an Shield of MassachuFrancine Buck setts. associate member company in recogniThis award is tion of voluntary contributions to IFMA presented to a Boston Boston. These contributions may include Chapter IFMA memsponsoring programs or educational ofber who has been an ferings, presenting innovative sessions on active member within FM-related topics, sponsoring educational the chapter and shows research or scholarships, providing tech- Carolyn Manoukian initiative in both their nical assistance to members, or serving work and professional as chapter or council officers or commit- settings. They go above and beyond in their tee members. Nominees must be associ- efforts with skilled execution and follow ate members who recognize that IFMA is through and motivate others to participate. a forum for the interchange of ideas with Education and Professional Developmembers. ment Award: Tom Dunn, III, CFM, RPA, Exemplary End User: Anthony Leon- Eastern Bank. ard, Liberty Mutual Insurance. The Education and Professional DeThe Distinguished End User velopment Award is Award is presented presented to a Boston to a professional Chapter IFMA memmember of the Bosber demonstrating exton Chapter who has ceptional support of provided sustained, professional developoutstanding leaderment in their organiship to the chapter. zation and/or facility This person is highly management commuTom Dunn Anthony Leonard valued by his or her nity. The member re-
ceiving this award consistently presents or plans outstanding programs designed to meet the needs of facility management professionals, provides career support, designs professional development semiGuy Campagnone nars or classes and champions CFM certification. Facilities Management Achievement Awards for Best Practices. These awards are presented to the individual or team whose facility management program, project, system, innovation, or idea has had a substantial, positive effect on the success of their organization. The recipient demonstrated how their project impacted business objectives and contributed to improved success. The award winners demonstrated innovation, and their achievements will be used to educate other facility management professionals. This award is intended to honor those who achieve “above and beyond” the normal scope of job responsibilities. • Sustainability Existing LEED Principles: Liberty Mutual Insurance • Small Project (<50,000s..f.): Philips North America • Medium Project (50,000 – 150,000s.f.): Holland & Knight • Large Project (>150,000s.f.): Boston Properties.
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Boston - The Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 2012 Awards of Excellence. You Make it Happen Award: Claude Lancome, Esq., Coast and Harbor Associates, Inc. The You Make it Happen award is given in recognition of service to the IFMA Chapter that goes above and beyond expectations and makes a substantial impact on the membership and Claude Lancome success of the organization. P r e s i d e n t ’s Award: Kate Thibeault, CFM, Pearson. The President’s Award is given to a chapter member for his or her leadership and example to our industry as a whole.
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High-Profile: IFMA Awards
BOND Recipient of Three Awards
Boston - Bond Brothers (BOND) has recently been recognized as leaders in the field of construction management, receiving three prestigious awards for exemplary work. IFMA awarded BOND the Best Practices Award for the firm’s work on the Holland & Knight project. BOND was contracted to provide preconstruction and construction management services related to the reconstruction/refresh of five floors within 10 St. James Street office tower. Completed on time and within budget, BOND’s preconstruction team provided multiple level budgeting, value options, and constructability insights into the challenge of renovating a 24x7 operating law firm while not disrupting daily operations. The construction program included complete lighting replacement and integration of new energy standards throughout the space as well as the realignment of office layouts. There was extensive demolition within as well as the construction of the conferencing center, which required detailed pre-planning around the law firm’s daily operation. BOND was acknowledged for exemplary work by the CMAA, receiving the 2012 Building Project of the Year Award for Renovation/Modernization (Construction less than $20 Million). Smith College contracted BOND for renovations to an existing 220,000sf multibuilding complex within the Clark Science Complex. The project delivered via a design-build approach with R.E. Dinneen Architects was completed three months ahead of schedule. Programmatic priorities of the
Holland & Knight project included infrastructure and code upgrades, and deferred maintenance. All work was completed while the building remained occupied. BOND, alongside Kyu Sung Woo Architects, received the Boston Society of Architect’s Harleston Parker Medal for the team’s successful completion of Harvard University’s 10 Akron Street Residence Hall. The $54 million project included a 180,000sf cast-in-place concrete frame graduate student residence hall consisting of two buildings. Protecting the integrity of a 100-year-old MWRA masonry sewer bisecting the site presented a challenge to multiple aspects of the construction process from excavation and earth support to logistics and mitigation. The project included a 63,000sf underground parking garage, residence hall containing 151 apartment-style units, and specialty rooms, including a fitness center and meeting and study rooms.
Design of Philips Receives Award
Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that its high performance workspace design for Philips Healthcare was honored with a 2012 Best Practice Award of Excellence by the Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). The award, given at a celebratory dinner in May, honors the design/client teams whose facility management project has had a substantial, positive effect Photos by Warren Patterson Photography on the success of their organization, demonstrated innovation and impact A multi-functional and colorful “Town Square” anchors the office on business objectives, and achieved “above and beyond” the normal scope meeting rooms, enclosed work settings, of job responsibilities. and file/copy areas divide each neighborWith no private offices, the open hood. At the center of the neighborhoods, a 32,000sf workspace features 200 indilarge, multi-functional and colorful “Town vidual work-settings for 260 employees in Square” anchors the office like an urban a “free addressing” concept. To promote center, serving as a café and meeting room. collaboration and interaction, the open The ceiling layout, finishes, and workspace is arranged in seven “neighborlighting were strategically designed to prohoods.” To address privacy needs, small vide a clear sense of circulation and aid in differentiating workspaces, collaboration space, and circulation. The project team included J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. for pre-construction and construction management services; CresaPartners, under the direction of Dwight Patten, for project management services; HOK for signage and branding and R. G. Vanderweil Engineers for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering. CreThe ceiling layout, finishes, and lighting ative Office Pavilion provided all the furniprovide a clear sense of circulation ture for the project.
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High-Profile: SMPS Awards
Boston - SMPS Boston celebrated the best of the best in professional services marketing at its annual Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards gala in June. Held at the Omni Parker House in downtown Boston, 2012’s Gala provided the opportunity for attendees to connect with peers, colleagues, and friends. This year’s ROC Award winners: Website -- First Place: Sasaki for Sasaki.com; Honorable Mention was presented to two firms: Design & Co., Inc. for ARCUSA.COM and Arrowstreet for Arrowstreet Live. Integrated Marketing - First Place: Margulies Perruzzi Architects for its High Performance Workspace Video. Event Marketing - First Place: Sasaki Associates for Urban Land Institute: Fall Meeting Expo; Honorable Mention: Sasaki Associates for its Meet Marketing Holiday Piece - First Place: Tsoi / Kobus & Associates for How Sweet it is: Cookies and Ana-Grahams; Honorable Mention: VHB for its Holiday Card. Target Market - First Place: Sasaki Associates for its Sustainable Solutions; Honorable Mention: Rider Levett Bucknall for its Quarterly Construction Cost Report. Brand Identity - First Place: LAB/ Life.Science.Architecture; Honorable
Marketing Professional of the Year
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Washburn Shops Awarded
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13 June 2012 – Hoffmann Architects, Worcester, MA and - engineering Hoffmann firm Aran architecture the rehabilitation chitects specializing announcedinthe selection ofofthe building announces the Washburn Shopsexteriors, restoration at Worcester selection of the Washburn Shops Polytechnic Institute for a Massachusetts restoration at Worcester Polytechnic Historical Commission 2012 Preservation Institute for a Massachusetts Award. Historical Commission 2012 Preservation Award. Completed in 1868, the Washburn
Shops was the brainchild of Worcester The Massachusetts Historical Polytechnic Institute founder Ichabod Commission presents Preservation Washburn, who established a “Department Awards annually to “projects that of Practical the building to haveMechanism” displayed an in outstanding to historic for preservation provide commitment hands-on experience engineerin Massachusetts.” The Washburn ing students. Shops was selected in the RehabiliDesigned by prominent local architation & Restoration category. tect Elbridge Boyden in Commonwealth the Second Empire Secretary of the Francis Galvin, chairman of style, theWilliam Washburn Shops is listed on both the Commission, commented that the Massachusetts and National Registers “the careful restoration and rehabiliof Historic Places. It is the oldest structure tation of the Washburn Shops in the nation used continuously for engidemonstrates a strong commitment neering education. to historic preservation that goes well The Washburn Shops after restoration is normally In beyond 1938, awhat hurricane tore expected.” the cupola The Washburn Shops afterby restoration. out of place hand. from the Washburn Shops and dropped it pushed 1868, the Washburn Hoffmann Architects served as the through Completed the roof ofinthe building. Although Shops was the brainchild of Worcester Polytechnic Institute founder Ichabod Washforinthe reconstructed shortly after, the cupola was of architect/engineer burn, who established a “Department Practical Mechanism” therestoration. building to Cutler Associates Worcester providedlocal conattachedprovide insecurely, suchexperience that by the hands-on fortime engineering students. of Designed by prominent architect Elbridge Boyden in theto Second Empire style, the Washburn Shops is listed services. of the restoration, it was loose enough be struction on both the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places. It is the oldest structure in the nation used continuously for engineering education.
NSTAR Team Awarded
In 1938, a hurricane tore the cupola from the Washburn Shops and dropped it through resultingshortly in MGP impacts to marine sediBoston GEI Consultants, Inc. the roof of- the building. Although reconstructed after, the cupola was attached insecurely, such that by the time of the ments restoration, loose enough to be pushed in theit was harbor. GEI’s contaminated congratulates NSTAR, MADEP, and the sonry, and place byteam hand.onIn being addition, configuration tower cornersdesign did not and adequately k before restoration. sedimentof remediation engirest ofout theofproject hon-
ored with the Environmental Business neering activities were the first phase of multi-phase project aimed at redevelopCouncil’s Nicholas Humber 2321 (EBC) Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06518 EnTel 203 a 239-6660 Fax 203-239-6340 1040 Avenue of thefor Americas, Suite 14C, ColNew York ing NY 10018 212 789-9915the Faxindustrial 212 789-9916propand Tel revitalizing vironmental Award Outstanding 2611 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 200, Arlington VA 22202 Tel 703 253-9800 Fax 703 413-8833 laboration. The award recognizes an en- erty on New Bedford’s waterfront. Team members include: NSTAR: vironmentally related endeavor that is a joint or shared project between an EBC project owner; Sprague Energy: property member and another person or entity and owner/operator; Massachusetts Departthat reflects the global environmental ment of Environmental Protection: pervalues and human spirit exemplified by mit coordination, regulatory reviewer; US Environmental Protection Agency: Humber, a former EBC member. NSTAR and its team were honored permitting agency, regulatory reviewer; for remediation work done on the New US Army Corps of Engineers: permitting Bedford Boat Slip MGP Site in New agency; city of New Bedford: stakeholder Bedford. NSTAR’s successful collabora- – economic development interest; GEI tion included numerous organizations in a Consultants: design engineer and conpublic-private partnership that resulted in struction manager; Charter Environmenan expedited, innovative remediation of tal: contractor; Lightship Engineering: this critically located, contaminated boat permitting consultant; Beals & Thomas: slip in New Bedford Harbor. permitting consultant; New Bedford HarThe project is adjacent to a former bor Commission: permitting agency; and manufactured gas plant (MGP) and coal US Coast Guard Marine Safety Office: tar processing facility that operated at the permitting agency. site from the 1880s through the 1960s,
ACEC/MA Awards David Young
Boston - David F. Young, He led the Municipal PE, vice president of CDM in Building Committee in ManCambridge, was awarded the sfield for six years and served 2011 Community Service Award on the committee for a total of from the American Council of 14 years. During that time he Engineering Companies of Mashelped guide and implement sachusetts (ACEC/MA) at the over $55 million of infrastrucannual celebration and meeting ture improvements. in Waltham in June. He was a founding memDavid Young This award recognizes ber of the “Keep Mansfield a principal or manager of an Beautiful” program, an effort ACEC/MA member firm who has made that motivated over 700 volunteers to help a significant contribution to the quality of remove trash and debris from the streets life in his or her community. of the town, and he participated in an early Young has been educating Cape Cod education program called “Building Boscitizens by giving public presentations on ton” where he conducted five workshops the importance of reducing nitrogen emis- for elementary-school-aged students. sions into crucial public waterways.
O’Meara Woman of the Year
Boston Margaret O’Meara has been named Woman of the Year by WTS International, the association for the advancement of women in the transportation industry. A vice president in the Boston office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, O’Meara is responsible for client relationship management, Margaret O’Meara strategic planning, and business development within the company’s New England region. With nearly nel project. 30 years of experience with consulting
firms and public agencies, she is a recognized leader in the transportation field. Before joining the private sector, O’Meara worked for public transportation agencies for over 25 years. At MassHighway, among other things, she served as assistant area construction manager for the Central Artery/Tun-
Callahan Wins ABC Award
Bridgewater, MA: The National Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recently presented Callahan Construction with a Gold Level Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) award, the fifth consecutive year that the company has earned this honor. The award, which highlights safety measures taken in the workplace, was presented to Callahan at the
Gould Construction Institute’s Safety and Education celebration, held recently at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. Steve O’Reilly, safety officer at Callahan, said, “We are proud of our company’s commitment to safety and the recognition we have received on behalf of all our employees.”
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Gadoury Receives Award
Providence, RI – Colin Gadoury has been recognized for significant academic, professional, and community achievements by receiving the Prestigious President’s Core Values Medallion Award from Roger Williams University’s School of Architecture, Art & History Preservation during the 2012 Commencement Ceremony in May. He graduated magna cum laude and received the Master of
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Oliver Lofts Awarded LEED Platinum Preservation Massachusetts Awards Renovated by WinnDevelopment
Boston - WinnDevelopment’s apartment community, Oliver Lofts, located at 166 Terrace Street in Boston, was recognized nationally with LEED Platinum certification by the United States Green Building Council for achievement in green building and design. Oliver Lofts is the only midrise, multi-family building in Boston to earn Platinum distinction, and one of only two historic mid-rise buildings in the entire country to achieve LEED Platinum certification after being converted into mixed-income housing. Oliver Lofts, the historic 19th century Boston buildings formerly known as Pickle-Ditson, were recently renovated by WinnDevelopment after 30 years of vacancy. The mixed-income housing community consists of 62 apartments, located in the two connecting historic mill buildings in
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Boston’s Mission Hill. During construction, approximately 100 jobs were created, of which 50% of the hours were filled by city of Boston residents.
Annual GoGreen Awards
Cambridge, MA - TK&A was recently awarded recognition by the mayor and city of Cambridge, at its 2012 Annual GoGreen Awards, held at the MIT Museum. TK&A was recognized for outstanding efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through transport policies and practices, and climate action leadership in waste reduction. Blake Jackson, sustainability practice leader of the firm accepted the awards.
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Boston - ABC Massachusetts Chapter honored RELCO with the Gold Award for the 2012 Safety Step Program. The Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Program provides an organized approach to analyze and further develop a company’s safety and loss prevention program while providing an objective method to measure safety program improvements. ABC New Hampshire / Vermont Chapter’s Safety Committee awarded RELCO the Most Improved - SIC Code 17 - Over 200,000 man hours for 2012, as its rate is below the National Incident Rate for 2012. The company facilitates on-going training at RELCO University, its in house classroom. Safety training, code review courses, solar training, communication skills, and other technical subjects are continually offered throughout the year.
Colantonio Wins Preservation Award The Provincetown Public Library Honored
Provincetown, MA - The Provincetown Public Library, a nationally registered Historic Place, was honored with a 2012 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award in the categories of Adaptive Reuse and Rehabilitation and Restoration. Secretary of State William F. Galvin presented the award during the Commission’s 34th Annual Preservation Awards Program held at the Massachusetts Archives Building in Boston on May 30. General contractor Colantonio, Inc. of Holliston performed the restoration work on the library, architect McGinley Kaslow and Associates of Somerville designed the project, and Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture LLC of Northampton created the landscape design. Renovations to convert the space for the library began in 2002 and were completed in 2005. The interior was gutted, reconstructed, and restored to its original design during that first phase of renovation. The project featured an expanded vault ceiling to incorporate the half-scale replica of Provincetown’s Grand Banks fishing schooner, the Rose Dorothea, previously displayed at the Heritage Museum. In 2011, Colantonio was charged with restoring the exterior of the building. When the temporary exterior skin was being removed, they discovered that one of the original 60-foot structural wood timbers had rotted completely through. They attached bracing to the exterior to keep the
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Restoring the west corner landscape master plan, which incorporated the placement of large, granite slabs where the property meets the sidewalk. They also built a new research and study area on the basement level.
Washington - Twenty-nine developments from across the globe have been selected as finalists in this year’s Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition program. From this elite group, up to 14 will be selected as winners of the competition; the winners will be announced in October during ULI’s 2012 fall meeting in Denver. The competition, now in its 34th year, is the centerpiece of ULI’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. Each of the finalists, selected from nearly 200 en-
tries throughout the world, has been successful in achieving a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. The two New England finalists were: Atlantic Wharf, Boston - developer: Boston Properties; architect: CBT Architects - Mixed-use green waterfront skyscraper integrated with the harbor and surrounding neighborhood. The Carruth, Boston - developer: Trinity Financial, Inc.; architect: The Architectural Team, Inc. - Transit-oriented development with a complex financial structure to produce a mixed-use/mixed-income enclave.
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Hartford, CT - The restoration and renovation of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art completed by Consigli Construction Co., Inc. recently received a preservation award from the Hartford Preservation Alliance. The 1920s-themed 11th Annual Awards event was held at the historic Elks Lodge in Hartford during National Historic Preservation Month. Hartford Preservation Alliance Executive Director Laura Knott-Twine said, “The Wadsworth is another golden icon of Hartford.” The oldest public art museum in the United States, Wadsworth Atheneum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Work involved reconstruction of the exterior’s Tennessee marble parapet walls, extensive interior upgrades, HVAC upgrades and roof repairs, as well as the re-introduction of the original skylights in the Morgan galleries. The comprehensive renovation took place across all five of the museum’s buildings and recaptured 10,000sf of refurbished gallery space. The project team included Consigli’s Hartford office, SmithEdwards Architects, and Alan Barton, director of facilities, who managed the project for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News
High-Profile recently interviewed Jim Grunwald, president of SciTech Builders, a division of J. Calnan & Associates, and asked him to describe the unique needs and demands of his company’s clients. Here is his response: We work in a number of vertical markets, including life sciences, advanced technology, cleantech, healthcare, data center and general manufacturing. Our clients include Genzyme, Lonza Biologics, Selecta Biosciences, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, BMS, Lantheus Jim Grunwald Medical Imaging, L.S.N.E., Aspen Aerogels, Strem Chemicals, Percivia, etc., which range from venture backed startups with minimal staffing and experience in planning capital projects, to multinationals with planning, engineering, and project management departments. And while each project will have a very specific program, budget, and schedule requirements, there are a few common needs/demands that carry over to all of our projects.... Clients of all sizes are looking to reduce risk associated with approval of capital programs prior to significant development of design elements. A response to this need, which may be a direct response to need for budget certainty early in the proj-
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Firefly Awarded Matching Grant
Waltham, MA - The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center recently awarded a $500,000 Small Business Matching Grant to Firefly BioWorks of Cambridge. The grant will match federal small business grant funding that the company has been awarded previously. Firefly BioWorks, The Center’s Small Business
Matching Grant Program, launched in January 2010 as part of the state’s 10-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative, leverages federal small business grant funding that early-stage life sciences companies in the Commonwealth have received for their work in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing.
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Lowell, MA - The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced the approval of a $10 million capital grant to support construction of UMass Lowell’s Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center. The 84,000sf, $70 million Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, which is scheduled to open this fall, builds on UMass Lowell’s unique expertise in plastics engineering, nanotechnology, bioprocessing, electro-optics and advanced manufacturing. The $10 million grant will fund research facilities at the new center, providing the university and companies access to clean-room capabilities that are unparalleled in this region of the Commonwealth and a state-of-the- art
lab focused on developing new medical applications and other capabilities tied to nano, bio-optics and other technology. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is the agency charged with implementing the state’s 10-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative, proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2007 and approved by the Legislature in 2008. The center’s $10 million award to UMass Lowell, combined with $35 million in previously approved state funding from other sources, will pay a substantial portion of the cost of the ETIC. UMass Lowell is funding the rest of the project through a mix of sources, including private donations from alumni, friends of the university and industry.
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High-Profile: SCUP Awards
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) recently announced the award recipients for SCUP Excellence in Planning, SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture, and SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture. SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus Honor Award Drexel University for Drexel University Campus Master Plan with Goody Clancy; also Andropogon Associates; Kittelson & Associates; Rickes Associates; W-ZHA; Meloria Environmental Design. SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – Open Space Planning and Design Merit Award Duke University for Building Connections Through Landscape: Duke University Campus Drive Planning Study with Reed Hilderbrand LLC; also Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.; EcoEngineering; Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Watertown Office; Nitsch Engineering SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Honor Award Rice University for Brockman Hall for Physics with Kieran Timberlake; also Linbeck; Gilbane Building Company; Haynes Whaley Associates; CCRD Partners; Innovate Lab Systems Design; The
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Boston - This is an exciting time for the life sciences at UMass with several new research facilities completed recently and several more currently under construction. Just last month, a groundbreaking was held in Fall River for the UMass Dartmouth Accelerator for Biomanufacturing, a first of its kind in the nation. Other new UMass facilities that will help transform Massachusetts into an international hub for biomanufacturing and life sciences include the Mass Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) at UMass Lowell opened last year, the Marine Science Center expansion in New Bedford, and the Sherman Center at UMass Medical in Worcester. “The UMass Building Authority (UMBA) is thrilled to bring projects like these to reality that not only benefit the university and its students, but also serve as economic development drivers for life science industry in the state and beyond,” said UMBA Executive Director Katherine Craven. “Our goal is to build a world-class facility unlike any other in the country that will keep entrepreneurs in the area and attract new life-science start-ups to Massachusetts.” UMass is currently number one in life sciences patents among universities in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) at UMass Lowell
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The new Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) at UMASS Lowell held opening ceremonies last September. UMBA managed the $4 million renovation of an old textile mill into an incubator for medical device start ups and life science entrepreneurs. The M2D2 features state of the art wet labs, equipment and office space where entrepreneurs and start-up companies can license cost effective, innovative Mass Life Sciences Center President Dr. Susan Windworkspace to focus on growing their ham-Bannister, UMBA Executive Director Katherine medical devices from idea to fruition. Craven, UMass President Robert Caret, President of The architect for M2D2 was the Board of Trustees James Karam, Governor Deval Patrick and Fall River Mayor William Flanagan. Burt Hill and the general contractor was G&R Construction. Massachusetts Accelerator for BiomanuThe project is governed by Chapter facturing (MAB) at UMass Dartmouth 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws. On completion next fall, the MAB
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Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston
oston - UMass Boston has entered the construction phase of the Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC), the first new academic building on campus in nearly 40 years. The new building will advance student and faculty access, engagement, and success with state-of-the art research, teaching, and training labora-
tories. It will promote collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and visitors while opening doors to strategic and community partnerships and funding opportunities. The building is designed by Bostonbased architectural firm Goody Clancy and is being built by Walsh Brothers. The project is managed by the state’s Divi-
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GEI of Woburn, Massachusetts provided geotechnical and environmental engineering design and construction services for the ISC building at the UMass Boston campus. The UMass Boston campus is constructed on former tidal marshland (which is underlain by a thick deposit of soft marine clay) that was filled by extensive, uncontrolled dumping and burning of refuse. Consequently, GEI recommended deep end-bearing piles, which fully penetrated the landfill refuse and marine clay, for support of the building. The 175-foot-long, 205-ton-capacity end-bearing piles also met the settlement tolerances required for the glass façade of the building. The end-bearing piles were estimated to be $900,000 less costly than friction piles, which were used to support many of the existing UMass Boston buildings. GEI also recommended the use of ground improvement and lightweight fill outside the ISC building to control settlement of site improvements and utilities.
The new building brings together all University science departments involved in lab research and teaching and puts “science on display” via a highly transparent façade.
ISC building at the UMass Boston campus under construction During construction, GEI monitored installation of the driven piles and ground improvement and performed noise, vibration, dust and air quality monitoring. Construction is being performed in accordance with the requirements of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan with respect to managing contaminated soils and groundwater and the disturbed landfill refuse. GEI worked closely with the project team and contractors to maximize the amount of landfill debris which could be reused on-site to avoid costly off-site disposal.
sion of Capital Asset Management. Roger N. Goldstein (FAIA, LEED) principal at Goody Clancy, told High-Profile, “From the outset, there was clearly a high level of anticipation for the ISC and what it can – and will – do for the UMass Boston campus. Beyond simply providing state-of-theart space for science research and teaching, the new building will be a bold and forward-looking statement that the university is open, accessible, and welcoming. The position of the ISC on campus and its highly transparent façade, complemented by the major multi-story ‘hub’ at the center of the building and the sustainable landscape design, will establish this end of the campus as an important new place.” Richard Walsh, president and CEO of Walsh Brothers, said, “Working on UMass Boston’s Integrated Science Center
has been very exciting, and Walsh Brothers is privileged to be a part of Chancellor Keith Motley’s mission to make higher education accessible to everyone. Chancellor Motley’s hands-on, energetic approach is infectious, and his commitment to improving the quality of urban education continues to inspire the entire project team.” The new building will provide 220,000gsf of space, featuring a research lab and support space (for biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, and psychology); undergraduate introductory biology teaching laboratories; an interdisciplinary undergraduate sandbox teaching lab; infant cognition lab and two new research centers—the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy and the Developmental Sciences Research Center. Continued on page 32
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LEED Gold Renovation of William James Hall Under Way by Stephanie Goldberg Cambridge, MA - With commanding views of Harvard’s leafy campus and the skyline of Boston beyond, William James Hall is one of the few high-rises on the university campus and the only building by Minuoru Yamasaki at the University. Designed in 1963, it is may be the first high rise with a tubular framing system to be completed in the United States. Similar in technology to the Sears Tower in Chicago, the design of the building allows for a completely open interior, free of columns, making this a unique and important
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structure. Currently under renovation, the 10th floor of William James Hall is being reworked to provide laboratory, office, and teaching space for three psychology professors. Comprising roughly 8,500sf, the design combines state-of-the-art technology with a focus on the historical importance of the building. Walking onto the floor from the elevators, one will view the skyline of Boston directly, through the community spaces of the renovation through the ribbon windows beyond, recapturing Yamasaki’s vision of
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an unobstructed view. On target for LEED Gold, the project utilizes sustainable technologies for its systems. Chilled beams provide quiet heating and cooling, and LED lighting lowers power usage and operating costs. Over 90% of the occupied spaces have natural light, and large expanses of translucent glass bring daylight into the hallways. The original design of the Hall utilized teak throughout. As this renovation is conceived of as a potential model for future floors within William James hall, the desire was to bring back the woodwork on this floor, but with an emphasis on sustainability. FSC Hickory, sealed and stained,
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H3 Biomedicine Opens New HQ
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center ViP for Communications Angus McQuilken joins officials from H3 Biomedicine and Eisai to dedicate H3’s new headquarters and lab facilities.
Cambridge, MA - H3 Biomedicine Inc.,a cancer drug discovery company, unveiled its first phase of growth with the dedication and official opening of new headquarters and 24,000sf of laboratory space in Cambridge. Over the next year, the company plans to increase its staff to 70 people and further expand into more laboratory space within its building as it continues to pursue its mission to fulfill the promise of personalized cancer medicine.
“H3 Biomedicine is well equipped with our new Cambridge facilities to address some of the most challenging cancers by delivering on our scientific vision of patient-based, genomics-driven drug discovery,” said Markus Warmuth, M.D., H3 Biomedicine President and CEO. H3 Biomedicine’s scientific vision was established by scientific founders Dr. Stuart Schreiber and Dr. Todd Golub of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
VitaThreads A New Life Sciences Company
Worcester, MA - A new life sciences company founded by two biomedical engineering professors at Worcester Polytechnic Institute will commercialize biopolymer microthread technology developed in the laboratory to produce new treatments for common sports injuries and heart attacks and new ways to deliver stem cells to regenerate damaged tissues in people and animals. Called VitaThreads LLC, the company will build on the pioneering research of founders George Pins and Glenn Gaudette. Made of collagen, fibrin, and other biologic materials, biopolymer micro-
threads, which are about the width of a human hair, can be braided into cablelike structures that mimic natural connective tissues. First developed in Pins’ lab as a potential tool for repairing torn anterior cruciate ligaments in the knee, the microthreads were adapted by Pins and Gaudette for use as biological sutures to deliver bone marrow––derived stem cells to regenerate cardiac muscle damaged during a heart attack. In May, the VitaThreads team took first prize at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day 2012, sponsored by the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center.
Colantonio Begins UMass Upgrades Designed by Beacon - RDK Engineers
orcester, MA - General contractor Colantonio Inc. of Holliston recently began renovations to a UMass Medical School laboratory. The upgrades to the 3,550sf laboratory will make it only the second Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) lab at UMass Medical, a significant advancement for the program. Beacon Architectural Associates of Boston designed the project engineered by RDK Engineers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies laboratory facilities by the types of agents they work with and ranks labs on a scale of BSL-1 through BSL-4 based on the potential risks these agents pose to the community. BSL-3 labs, like the one at UMass Medical, work with highly infectious pathogens such as anthrax, West Nile Virus, SARS, or avian flu, for which there are available treatments. “Every decision must be approved by several different agencies within the government and the university,” said Fran Colantonio, president of Colantonio Inc. “It’s a meticulous process, and safety is the highest priority. We’re thrilled to be a part
of this huge addition to the UMass Medical program.” The $4.2 million renovation includes a massive HVAC overhaul, including the installation of a secure ducted ventilation system and HEPA filtered exhaust. Biosafety cabinets - enclosed, gas-tight workspaces will also be installed throughout the lab for work with harmful pathogens. “It’s an exciting project, with very strict protocol to follow,” said Colantonio’s project manager, Kimberly Joyce. “A BSL3 requires careful attention to detail.” The renovation work is made possible by a National Institutes of Health grant, The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). “This CTSA catapults UMass Medical School into the upper ranks of research institutions, positioning us alongside institutions like Harvard, Johns Hopkins and UCSF,” said John Sullivan, MD, vice provost for research. The grant places the school among an elite consortium of 55 research institutions in the United States.
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Allston, MA - Harvard University recently shared news about the future of the Health and Life Science Center in Allston. At a meeting of the Harvard Allston Task Force, the university announced that scientists focused on stem cell science and bioengineering will colocate in a new building, which will be designed to maximize science square footage with flexible, stateof-the-art labs, and will also feature space for teaching, learning, and innovation. In addition to sharing the programmatic components envisioned for the center, the university outlined next steps toward resuming construction on the site. Space planning specialists and architects will be engaged to review the configuration of the physical structure, and details about the new building – size, scale, footprint – will be determined in the coming months. In September 2011, the university endorsed the Allston Work Team recom-
mendations, which outlined a vision for near term development, and reaffirmed its commitment to science in Allston. The Health and Life Science Center was envisioned by the Work Team as a space to build on the innovative culture of the i-Lab and Harvard Business School and house research and academic programs in science and engineering with an emphasis on innovative interdiscplinary fields. Stem cell science has been reaffirmed as an important programmatic component for the building, as previously envisioned. In addition, new teams of scientists in the fields of engineering and applied sciences are now included in the building plan. The Health and Life Science Center will represent the single largest investment in a science facility ever made by Harvard, and the biggest investment in science space envisioned for at least the next decade.
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Congress Companies CM for Assisted Living
Rendering of Golden Pond assisted living residence Brigham and Women’s Hospital Centenial Park Rendering by HDR Boston - The landscape of one of garage will provide much needed parking Boston’s busiest intersections is changing, in the Longwood medical area. It will also as ground was broken on a major construc- improve traffic flow by reducing the numtion project at Brigham Circle. Brigham ber of cars attempting to park on neighand Women’s Hospital (BWH) is build- borhood streets. Additionally, the project ing a new 400-space underground parking includes a parking area for 76 bicycles and garage at the corner of Francis Street and an improved, covered MBTA bus stop at Huntington Avenue. The garage will be Brigham Circle. topped with a beautifully landscaped park, The park will replace the previous the Thea and James M. Stoneman Centen- concrete and asphalt driveway, restore the nial Park, named in honor of the principal historic grandeur of Brigham Circle as a donors for the park. Construction manager western gateway into the city of Boston, is Walsh Brothers; HDR and Halvorson are and provide a place for hospital employees, patients, visitors, and neighbors to relax the project designers. The underground patient parking and enjoy the outdoors.
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Hopkinton, MA - The Congress Companies announced the closing of the construction loan for Phase 1 of a renovation and addition project for repeat client Golden Pond Resident Care Corp. The work will take place at Golden Pond, an assisted living residence located in Hopkinton. Congress has once again partnered with Larry Kunst and Kerry Kunst, owners of Golden Pond Resident Care Corp., and East Boston Savings Bank, the project’s construction lender. Last fall, Congress was selected to provide construction management services
for the Golden Pond project. The scope of work includes 41,000sf and 47 new beds of assisted living construction, plus total renovations of the main mechanical and electrical plants which service the existing 135-bed assisted living facility to meet the requirements of the new units as well as future expansions of the property. This is the first of a multiphased master expansion plan for the facility. The additions to Golden Pond include deluxe-size assisted living units, concierge care, and high-end common spaces for residents of this upscale assisted living facility.
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Designed by HDS - Bristol Consulting PM - Duffy Bro. GC Waltham, MA - The new 28,000sf Mount Auburn Healthcare Facility located at 355 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham opened recently. HDS Architecture provided design services for all the healthcare suites, including coordination of HVAC and engineering services. “Our goal was to create a warm and patient friendly environment ….” said Hans D. Strauch, LEED AP, principal architect-in-charge. Department of Public Health (DPH) plan review and coordination for certification was coordinated by HDS. Bristol Consulting Group provided project management and relocation management services. Services encompassed day-to-day owner project management from consultant and vendor selection including design and permitting oversight through procurement, construction, and occupancy. Duffy Brothers Construction was the general contractor for the project. Duffy coordinated all subcontractors and delivered the building in an aggressive eight month schedule from initial site and building permits to occupancy. Work included site, building shell and core, and complete interior fit-out. The phlebotomy and radiology suite, which required DPH certification, was delivered within the same-time frame. The new center includes primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, midwifery, geriatric, specialty services, and a com-
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RI Blood Center Breaks Ground on New Laboratory
rovidence, RI – Construction has started on the Rhode Island Blood Center’s new 20,000sf laboratory, a project that will allow the blood center to increase testing capacity while positioning itself to implement any new blood tests that may be developed or required. The laboratory is adjacent to the center’s main facility at 405 Promenade Street, Providence. The new laboratory, which will test all blood donations for the Rhode Island Blood Center and many hospitals in Massachusetts, is the only one of its kind in New England. By building the new laboratory, the Rhode Island Blood Center continues its leadership in the emerging knowledge-based industries of Rhode Island and Southern New England. “The new facility allows us to continue to serve the growing need for blood products’ testing services throughout the Northeast,” said Lawrence Smith, the Rhode Island Blood Center’s chief executive officer. “We’ve had remarkable growth over the last seven to eight years, and our ability to meet the ever more complex requirements of providing a safe blood supply will ensure continued growth in the future.” “The Rhode Island Blood Center plays an important role in our state’s healthcare system,” said Michael Fine, M.D., director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. “The center is an important Rhode Island-based organization that has put a front-and-center focus on the state’s critical need for a reliable supply of blood
with which the blood product needs to be brought into the building, tested, processed, stored, then distributed to local hospitals. Architect Keith Davignon, AIA, principal at Vision 3 Architects, said, “One big challenge was that there were several existing buildings on the site, none of which were suitable for adaptive reuse for a laboratory, and two of which were deemed of moderate hisView of New Laboratories Building from Promenade Street, Providence, RI toric significance by the city of Providence (one of those products. This new testing laboratory is an row and cord blood programs, as well as investment in the good health of all Rhode in-hospital patient programs. All labs and had been badly damaged by fire). As the Islanders. donor testing services are fully licensed site is in a historic district, it was a lengthy process to obtain approvals from the city Smith said the center currently em- and accredited. ploys nearly 400 individuals, and anticiThe Rhode Island Blood Center’s to demolish the nonhistoric buildings and pates that in time the new facility will add donor testing laboratory performs all in- the damaged historic building. The one jobs. The $8 million project, Smith said, is fectious disease tests on donated blood remaining historic building, which is right self-funded, not reliant upon taxpayer dol- mandated by federal regulatory agencies. on the street, has been integrated into the lars. The imunohematology reference lab and design of the new lab, acting as mechanical The architect is Vision3, and the con- the DNA/HLA laboratory (human leu- space at the basement level, lab offices at struction company is E. W. Burman, Inc. kocyte antigen) provides sophisticated the ground level, and future office expanThe Rhode Island Blood Center was cross-match services for hospital patients. sion space on the second floor. Because of founded by the hospitals in Rhode Island RIBC also operates the only nucleic acid the project being situated in the historic disin 1979 to develop a more efficient sys- amplification testing (NAT) laboratory for trict, the design of the new building needed to complement the surrounding buildings tem of collecting, testing, and distributing donated blood in New England. blood products. Over the last 33 years it Therapeutic patient services include in the district, with design approvals being has established itself among the leading red blood cell exchange, bone marrow required by both the Planning Commission blood collection agencies nationally and processing, therapeutic plasma exchange, and the Historic Preservation Commishas grown to a full-service regional blood peripheral blood stem cell, directed lym- sion. The site was also a brownfield, with center, providing testing, collections, mar- phocyte, platelet pepletion, white cell contaminated soils, requiring the site to be depletion, and granulocyte. Additionally, ‘capped,’ and the design needed to minithe Rhode Island Blood Center works with mize the amount of soil leaving the site.” He continued, ”One unique feature Dendreon, a Seattle based company that has developed Provenge, a drug that treats of the building is a central clerestory winpatients in the late stages of prostate can- dow designed to bring natural light into the cer. The Rhode Island Blood Center’s mar- interior work areas of the building, which row donor program is recognized among otherwise would be cut off from the outthe leading programs nationally, register- side world.” Ed Burman, Jr., President of E.W. ing more than 11,000 individuals annually. PRoud to Be Pa R t of the Three years ago, the Rhode Island Burman, remarked that EWB has worked Blood Center, in cooperation with Women for RI Blood center in the past on smaller Rhode Island Blood Center and Infants Hospital, opened New Eng- projects. “This project is like a breath of land’s first public cord blood program. The fresh air. The R.I. construction market has e x Pa n s I o n I n P R o v I d e n C e , R I program has collected more than 4,000 been in a depression for the last two years, cords, with eight used in life-saving trans- unemployment running over 20%. EWB partnered with the local Carpenter’s and plants. In 2010, the center became the first Laborer’s and their Market Opportunity services provided blood center to test selected blood dona- Funds and pursued the project aggressivetions for Babesia, a tick-borne disease sim- ly,” he said. • Existing Conditions and Property Line Survey Construction on the new building is ilar to Lyme disease. estimated to take from 18 to 24 months. The design of the building is based • Stormwater Design on the programmatic functions and work- Besides the new 20,000sf building, the flow of the laboratories. Similar to an as- Blood Center is renovating a 2,600sf his• Utility and Infrastructure Design sembly line, there is a complex procedure toric building that is on the property.
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High-Profile Feature: Norwalk Community College
DPM Completes Norwalk Community College
orwalk, CT - Diversified Project Management (DPM), a Hartford -based owner’s representative consulting firm, recently completed the construction and relocation of the Center for Science, Health and Wellness on the campus of Norwalk Community College (NCC) on Richards Avenue in Norwalk. DPM 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. As part of
its engagement, DPM’s project team acted on behalf of NCCF/ NCC at meetings with the state of Connecticut, the design-build team, and various other consultants to ensure that the NCCF’s best interests were met and that the NCCF was kept informed of the project status throughout the construction process. Of the total $38.2 million project cost, the NCCF contributed $2.38 million towards construction and $7.55 million for FF&E – the largest sum raised by a Connecticut community college for a project to date. The 55,000sf brick and glass struc-
Project Team for Norwalk Community College
Architect of Record - Mitchell / Giurgola Architects Associate Architect - Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Owner’s Rep - Diversified Project Management, Inc. General Contractor - Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Construction Administrator - LiRo Program & Construction Management P.C. Civil and Site Engineer - Purcell Associates Structural Engineer - Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. MEP Engineer - Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Fire Protection Engineer - Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Consulting Engineers, Abatement - Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Landscape Architect - Dirtworks, PC LEED Consultant - Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Environmental Services - Bestech
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ture 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. DPM also conducted a complete inventory of existing furniture and equipment, coordinated the specification of all new equipment for the building, assisted NCC Purchasing with procurement, managed delivery and installation of all FF&E, and managed multiple phased moves of staff and contents into the new building. The new Center for Science, Health and Wellness, along with the renovation of 19,500sf of existing classroom and office space, was coordinated through the Con-
necticut 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, Conn. 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.
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Sony DADC Opens US Office
Cambridge, MA Sony DADC BioSciences, the leading developer and manufacturer of the advanced polymer-based smart consumables that form key components for modern healthcare diagnostic systems, announced the opening of a new US office in Cambridge. This places Sony DADC, an l-r: Christoph Mauracher, head of the bioSciences unit, independent subsidiary of Sony DADC Biosciences; Denise Simmons, vice mayor of Sony Corporation head- the city of Cambridge; Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., quartered in Austria, at the president & CEO, Mass. Life Sciences Center and Ali Tinazli, heart of one of the biggest Ph.D.,director of business development & sales, BioSciences, and most advanced life Sony DADC Biosciences. sciences innovation hubs Open, flexible layouts promote collaboration while serving current and future science in the world. With several area, Sony DADC aims to provide an even teaching lab needs. leading-edge customers such as Rain- closer service to potential partners and Goldstein said, “One of the first tives implied by the recent campus master Dance and Quanterix already based in this continue to add to their global portfolio. challenges was developing a program that plan. UMass Boston is a dynamic place, encompassed all the needs of the various embarking upon an ambitious building programs that were considered for pos- program that will fundamentally change sible inclusion in the new building. After major aspects of campus design, and the a thorough, interactive programming pro- process of designing the ISC required the Continued from page 7 cess with UMass Boston faculty and staff, entire team to be thinking in this near/far DCAM and UMBA participants and our timeframe on almost every aspect of the ability of those properties in the vibrant and operation of life science space, all consultant team, we arrived at a consensus project.” Cambridge life science market. of which are essential to successfully program. A significant design challenge for The $155 million project is funded Rapid readiness and capability compete in the global economy and us was to plan the building and its relation- by the commonwealth of Massachusetts, for cost-effective change are essential keep pace with the evolving metrics for ship with existing campus buildings so that the UMass Building Authority, and Mass components of success in the field of health care financing. it works properly (pedestrian connections, Development. life science research. Universal Flex James Batchelor, FAIA, LEED It is anticipated that the ISC will service access, program relationships) both Labs provide maximum flexibility and AP BD+C is President & CEO, Arrowupon completion and in the future, as the open for classes in fall 2013. efficiency in the design, development street, Boston. campus implements the far-reaching initia-
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KBE Wins Top Honors
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KBE’s Project Team for the Armed Forces Reserve Center receives the “Best in Show” award at the Associated Builders & Contractors – Connecticut’s Annual Excellence in Construction awards.
Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation earned a First Place Award for the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) at the 2012 Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) 16th Annual Project Team Awards Banquet in the category of Best New Project over $10 million. The $54 million, 203,000sf AFRC facility in Middletown,encompasses a training center, a vehicle maintenance facility, and a field equipment storage facility for the Connecticut National Guard and Army Reserve. KBE Building Corporation was the Design-Builder for the project in a joint venture with DeRita Construction Company, with Kleinfelder as the Architect of Record.
The construction phase was completed in just 16 months, a remarkable achievement given the scope of work, which included the removal of nearly 500,000 cubic yards of soil and rock from the site. The new Reserve Center features numerous “green” building measures, including a “green” roof, photovoltaic arrays, and highefficiency heating and cooling systems. Other awards received by The Armed Forces Reserve Center project include Best in Show from Connecticut’s Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., as well as the 2012 Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Hartford, CT Two construction professionals have been added to the Hartford office of Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Ed Oloff, LEED AP, as superintendent and Kyle Griffin, as M/E/P. With more than Ed Oloff 13 years of experience on large, complex projects throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island, Ed Oloff, LEED AP has overseen the construction activities of diverse Connecticut projects such as the Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) power plant in New Haven; the renovation and new additions at the Hartford Public High School; Pfizer’s child care center and executive world headquarters in New London; as well as Amgen’s quality assurance lab building in West Greenwich,
Rhode Island. Kyle Griffinjoins Consigli with more than a decade of experience as M/E/P superintendent, specializing in the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing aspects Kyle Griffin of a wide variety of projects across the construction industry for academic, process manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology clients. His diverse experience includes classroom construction and renovation at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, ESPN’s digital center in Bristol, the Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories, the Wyeth Pharmaceutical facility in Puerto Rico, and Wasserstein Hall for Harvard University.
Providence, RI - KBE Building Corporation of Farmington, Conn. has completed renovations at Rhode Island College and has work under way on two projects for the University of Rhode Island. At Rhode Island College, KBE has completed the $11.5 million renovation and addition to Rhode Island College’s recreation center. The project included the renovation of the 75,000sf, two-story recreation center and a 5,600sf recreation center. The project included a new wrestling room, multi-purpose dance studio, cardio fitness room, natatorium, and locker rooms, as well as complete interior renovations of the existing locker rooms, the indoor track,
and three basketball courts. The recreation center will serve as the primary fitness and weight center for the campus and also houses a sports medicine area, coaches’ offices, and a field house. At the University of Rhode Island, KBE has completed life safety upgrades to Memorial Union Hall. The $1.9 million project included a new fire alarm system, new sprinkler system, fire door replacement, stair guard rail, and new ceilings. KBE is also currently constructing a new residence hall for the university. The $32.8 million project consists of a new five-story, 97,618sf residence hall that will include 429 beds, multipurpose spaces, classrooms, and residential life offices.
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Brian W. Armet, P.E., executive director of The Mattabassett District; Jon Miller, president of C.H. Nickerson & Company; William P. Candelori, Ph.D., The Mattabassett District board chairman and Commissioner Dan Esty, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Cromwell, CT – The Mattabassett District held a groundbreaking ceremony recently to mark the start of construction on a full renovation, expansion, and nitrogen removal upgrade at its Water Pollution Control Facility. The event was held at that facility on 245 Main Street in Cromwell and featured guest speakers, including Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty and The Mattabassett District board chairman William Candelori. The $93 million project is expected to take three years to complete and will be spearheaded by C.H. Nickerson & Company, a Torrington-based general contracting firm that specializes in water and wastewa-
ter treatment plant construction. “We are excited to begin construction and look forward to the expansion and improvements that will ultimately save our ratepayers money and have a more positive impact on local ecosystems,” said Brian W. Armet, executive director of The Mattabassett District. One of the biggest advantages of the project will be the enhanced ability to remove nitrogen from water discharged from the plant. This will, in turn, reduce the amount of nitrogen flowing into Long Island Sound each year. High levels of nitrogen in the Sound fuels the growth of algae, which causes low levels of oxygen in the water and destroys aquatic life.
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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News
Designing Sustainable Electrical Distribution Systems
by Donald J. Moore It has long been recognized that harmonic currents, particularly the third, generated by the high-tech equipment in modern buildings, cause electrical system overheating, waste usable system capacity, reduce electrical system reliability and efficiency, while increasing energy costs. Harmonic currents are a direct result of the way in which the switched-mode power supply (SMPS) in the load draws current from the system. These harmonic currents do not provide power to the SMPS, but they do take up distribution system capacity. The principal harmonic current is the third (180 Hz) and the amplitude of this current can be equal to or even greater than that of the fundamental current. The effect of harmonic current distortion on the distribution systems can be serious, primarily due to the increased current flowing throughout the system. All distribution systems are rms current limited, and the more harmonic current flowing, the less room there is for fundamental current. Since the harmonic current does not deliver any power, its presence uses up system capacity and reduces the number of loads that can be powered. Harmonic currents also increase I2R heat losses throughout the system. The third harmonic current flows in all phase wires and is additive in the neutral wires. It is possible for this extra current to overload and overheat the transformer primary windings and the associated wires and switchgear. Over the years, various methods have been used to mitigate the effects of harmonic currents involving “accommodation” of the currents after they were in the system. A
first step was to overbuild the system to handle the extra current. Double-sized neutral wires, oversized switchgear, and transformers de-rated to less than their full capacity are examples of system overbuilding. To reduce the chance of transformer failure due to overheating, special transformers, known as “k-rated,” were designed to be able to handle high harmonic loading; including third harmonic currents circulating in the delta primary. The k-rated transformer will survive overheating when subjected to high harmonic loading, but the harmonic currents are still present in the system. Another method of protecting transformers from circulating 3rd harmonic currents is to use a “zig-zag” transformer to replace the standard transformer in the system. This device has the special windings of a zig-zag reactor built into the transformer secondary so that the third harmonic currents are cancelled in the secondary and do not circulate in the primary winding. Again, the phase and neutral wires from the transformer to the loads still carry all the harmonic currents, and double neutral wires are required. The third harmonic suppression system uses a different approach, which uniquely eliminates harmonic currents from the distribution system. The HSS is designed to stop the generation of the harmonic current at their source, hence, these harmful currents do not exist in the distribution system in the first place. The HSS, which can be integrated in a new transformer or retrofit onto any existing unit, consists of a passive network tuned to the third harmonic. The HSS is connected between the neutral wire and the
transformer XO and is characterized by an extremely high impedance, thereby preventing the flow of third harmonic current by the SMPS. Hence, the damaging third harmonic current is eliminated throughout the entire distribution system from the transformer out to the furthest load. Phase wires have more capacity remaining to carry useful load, and double neutrals are not necessary. The neutral, for code purposes, need no longer be considered a current-carrying conductor. Overheating of transformers, switchgear, and wiring is eliminated, increasing the lifetime of all system components. Excessive heat in electrical distribution systems means wasteful energy. The heat is due to I2R losses in all system com-
ponents, and appears directly in energy bills as increased kW hour charges. Installation of the HSS eliminates this wasted energy and leads to a direct reduction in energy costs. A recent study showed that, depending on the transformer loading profile, the energy saved by eliminating third harmonic currents ranged from a minimum of 2.5% to a maximum of 8%. It is important to note that the Harmonic suppression system uniquely eliminates the third harmonic current from existing in the system and so is the only alternative capable of generating significant system energy savings. Donald J. Moore is CEO at Harmonics Limited.
No. Branch Project Gets Silver
New London, NH The Windy Hill School on the campus of Colby Sawyer College in New London, built by North Branch Construction of Concord, has received LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council. This is North Branch’s fifth LEED certified project, more than any other contractor in the state of New Hampshire. The Windy Hill School program at Colby Sawyer is a college-community partnership providing families of the
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area with day-care, kindergarten, and after-school programs serviced by the students and faculty of Colby-Sawyer’s Social Sciences and Education Program. The new facility brings the program under one roof.
Mt. Auburn Greenhouse Breaks Ground Designed by William Rawn Associates
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Watertown, MA - Mount Auburn Cemetery’s board of trustees, Consigli Construction Co., Inc., William Rawn Associates, and officials from Watertown and Cambridge recently gathered to break ground for Mount Auburn Cemetery’s new greenhouse at the project site in Watertown. Mount Auburn Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Photo by Mt Auburn staff photographer Jennifer Johnston National Historic Landmark. Replacing an existing l-r: Sam Lasky, architect, William Rawn Associates; 41-year-old facility, the new Ann Roosevelt, Mt. Auburn Board of Trustees Chair; greenhouse will greatly reduce en- Dave Barnett, president and CEO of Mt. Auburn ergy demands while improving the Cemetery; Tom Cooper, Mt. Auburn Board vice cemetery’s ability to propagate his- chair; Anthony Consigli, president and CEO of Contorically and ecologically appro- sigli Construction; Morgan Palmer, project donor. priate plantings for its nationally etery’s long-term vision for a new Hortisignificant landscape. Among the new facility’s features are open-roof vent- culture Center that will include classroom ing, computerized climate controls, and an and community meeting space, new offices underground 30,000 gallon cistern for col- for the cemetery’s horticultural staff, and lecting water off the greenhouse roof to be expanded facilities for its growing volunused to irrigate the plants propagated inside. teer program. Designed by the Boston architectural Construction will begin with the demolition of a small house, once occupied firm of William Rawn Associates, the cenby the cemetery’s gardener, and its exist- ter is targeting the highest level of certificaing greenhouse facility, both located along tion (Platinum) from the LEED program of the US Green Building Council. SusGrove Street in Watertown. Construction of the new greenhouse tainable initiatives will include geothermal is the first phase in the Mount Auburn Cem- wells and photovoltaic systems.
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Camp Niantic Gets LEED Gold Constructed by Fusco Corporation
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The Camp Niantic Regional Training Institute Niantic, CT - Fusco Corporation announced that The Camp Niantic Regional Training Institute (RTI) recently received LEED Gold certification. The Connecticut Army National Guard occupies the 81,000sf RTI, which serves as the regional headquarters for officers’ cadet training and includes billeting and dining areas, administration space, classroom and training areas, auditorium, and kitchen. By utilizing a highly efficient building envelope, chilled beam system, and demand controlled HVAC, the annual energy demand of the building will be reduced by approximately 32%. With the installation of low flow fixtures, the Connecticut Army National Guard will reduce water consumption by over 41%. Throughout the submittal process, Fusco ensured that only the most sustainable materials were incorporated into construction. Over 20% of the materials were harvested and manu-
factured locally, 18% of the materials are recycled, and 77% of the wood used on the project is FSC certified. Special attention was also given to improving the indoor air quality of the building, and prior to occupancy, extensive air testing was done to confirm that all spaces met stringent EPA and LEED standards. “Fusco constructed our regional training institute in Camp Niantic, which replaced 25 World War II-era wooden buildings. The project meetings were mutually rewarding. The Fusco team was great to work with.” said Colonel Gerald Lukowski of the Connecticut Army National Guard. The success of the RTI project proves that high-performance construction can be accomplished without adversely impacting the schedule or budget.
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Fusco Green Builder of the Year
New Haven, CT - The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with The United Illuminating Company, presented The Green Builder of the Year Award to the Fusco Corporation at the Business New Haven Green Awards ceremony in June. “Fusco strives to deliver high performing buildings that promote resource conservation as well as community enhancement. Sustainable construction is a key initiative at Fusco, and we are grateful to be recognized as leaders within our industry,” l-r: Roy Haller, manager, commercial and industrial said Lynn Fusco, president, Fus- energy services, The United Illuminating Company; co Corporation. Nora Rizzo, LEED AP BD+C, sustainability coordiFusco is currently con- nator, Fusco Corporation; and Lynn Fusco, president structing several high-perforof Fusco mance and LEED buildings and Army National Guard Regional Training has recently received LEED Gold certification for the Yale-New Haven Hos- Institute at Camp Niantic. pital Clinical Lab and for the Connecticut
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RPF Completes Hampton Beach Project
Northwood, NH - RPF Environmental has completed environmental testing and consulting for the Pavilion at Hampton Beach for the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development. The multimillion dollar renovation is a major improvement for the Hampton Beach waterfront area. RPF performed hazardous material testing and indoor air quality testing services to help ensure compliance with various state and federal regulations.
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Eckman Begins Pinkerton Expansion Marinace Architects
Derry, NH - Eckman Construction of Bedford recently broke ground for two new buildings at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. They will provide expanded space for several programs within the school’s Center for Career and Technical Education (CTE), one of 16 CTE centers at high schools throughout the state. The new buildings will provide expanded space for Architectural rendering of one proposed new building several of the career areas at Pinkerton Academy within the CTE program. A tures, Eckman will also renovate spaces in two-story brick building on the school’s Pinkerton’s Shepherd and Low buildings quad will accommodate architectural draft- and add a new canopy on the Piper Building ing, manufacturing, electrical, and natural as classes within CTE are relocated. Ecksciences curriculums—including laborato- man will also complete the sitework and ries and a greenhouse. The second building concrete slab for a third new building to be will house both the animal science and cos- completed by the students in the Building metology curriculums in separate sections Trades Program. Marinace Architects of of a single-story wood frame building. New Hampton designed the project. In addition to these two new struc-
Franklin Pierce Center Completed
Rindge, NH - Eckman Construction of Bedford recently completed construction of an addition to the field house at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. The addition, comprising the Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Science and Athletic Training Center, totals 9,200sf on two floors and includes a classroom, lab, athletic training facilities, offices, and spaces for the rehabilitation needs of the intercollegiate sports program.
Student Center in High Gear Renovations by Prellwitz Chilinski
Rendering of new Student Center and Eatery
Boston - Construction is under way on a major renovation of Northeastern University’s Curry Student Center and Eatery. Working closely with Northeastern Dining, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) is reviving the center to create a “hip” social and dining hub for the campus. The Curry Student Center – located at the epicenter of student life on campus – operates as a venue for special events, student services, dining, and student activities. The university sought to revitalize the Center, which was last renovated in 1992, to become a renewed center of activity and a showcase for students, faculty, and visitors. PCA’s design program includes the complete renovation of the 514-seat, ground floor dining area and the addition of a new 3,000sf structural glass mezzanine with 168 dining seats and 28 lounge seats.
The mezzanine – “floating” within the twostory space – links dining and student center functions, creating vibrant flow-through and gathering places for both commuter and resident students. Chic, up-to-date finishes and comfortable seating areas create a studentfriendly ambiance, offering a variety of dining experiences from counters to lounge areas and encouraging use throughout the day. The wide array of dining options and vendors are unified with muted individual branding and the use of Northeastern’s bold red color to create a cohesive identity for this active space. Dining selections include Northeastern’s own branded food concepts, popular local operators, and national vendors.
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Construction Begins at Historic School Perkins Eastman Architect of Record Reinhardt Assoc. Associate Architect
Cardigan School Breaks Ground Engelberth CM - OMR Architects
Students, parents, and guests joined faculty members to celebrate Cardigan Commons groundbreaking.
Rendering of Forest Park Middle School addition by Robert Silbsy
Springfield, MA - The Hartford, Conn. office of Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has begun renovation of the of the Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, Mass., which serves nearly 700 middle school students. Perkins Eastman of Boston is architect of record, responsible for programming and design of the renovation and addition, and Reinhardt Associates of Agawam is associate architect, responsible for the exterior building envelope upgrades and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. The educational program calls for the development of 24 classrooms, six science labs, six special education, and four resource rooms, which will support a housestyle curriculum. In addition, music, art, and vo-tech specialty spaces will augment the overall teaching environment. The construction includes the addition of a new 10,000sf gymnasium and a new entrance, as well as 141,000sf of renovations, upgrades, and restoration, including new mechanical, electrical, technology, plumbing and fire suppression systems; the addition of elevators for improved handicap accessibility; the renovation of the existing classrooms and a complete interior renovation; and the replacement of all win-
dows, roof, and boiler plant. The entire project will be constructed to meet USGBC LEED for Schools certification standards. Green Building initiatives on this project include the use of a number of products with significant percentages of recycled content, products constructed within 500 miles of the project site, maximum use of daylight views, and the installation of energy-efficient windows and building systems. To maintain the historic architectural character of the building, original wood trim will be reused whenever possible; the existing wood flooring in the auditorium will be saved and refinished; and built-in wood casework in classrooms will be restored. In addition, new wood flooring will be installed in classrooms in lieu of the typical vinyl flooring to continue the period theme; existing terrazzo flooring in the hallways will be restored to its original luster; replacement windows in the existing buildings will reflect the original configurations; and the masonry façade of the gymnasium addition is derived from the look and feel of the original structure
Canaan, NH - Engelberth Construction, Inc. announced that Cardigan Mountain School, a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine, has officially broken ground on the new Cardigan Commons. Students, parents, members of its board of trustees, faculty members, and guests recently celebrated the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony during the school’s spring family weekend. The 27,000sf facility will soon become the campus hub, with a new dining hall and kitchen, a student center, school store, mail room, presentation theater
(movie, lecture, and meeting room), storage areas, and more. Centrally located between classrooms and athletic facilities, the commons will include bright spaces and commanding views of Canaan Street Lake and Mount Cardigan. With transport and delivery vehicle access from Alumni Drive, the new facility will also enhance both safety and convenience for the entire Cardigan community. The commons project is being led by Engelberth Construction project manager, Bob Mildrum, and superintendent Ed Madison. OMR Architects of West Acton, Mass. designed the new facility.
Boston - The College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University selected Wilson Butler Architects of Boston to design a series of new and upgraded performance and exhibition spaces in the CFA’s fivestory building on BU’s West Campus. Wilson Butler Architects will reenvision and redesign some of the building’s most visible components, including music rehearsal studios, the Music Hall,
the BU Art Gallery, and the Theatre Lab. A new public entrance and theatre marquee are preliminary elements in the CFA’s upgrade plans for the 885 Commonwealth Avenue building. The new spaces will help make the arts presence at BU more visible and available to those outside of the college. Design will commence by July 1 with a phased schedule of project design and construction.
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Acentech Completes Wellesley High Designed by Symmes Maini & McKee
Wellesley, MA - Acentech Inc., of Cambridge has completed consulting work on the newly constructed 280,000sf Wellesley High School. Acentech provided architectural acoustics, audiovisual systems design, community noise control, mechanical system noise and vibration control, and sound isolation services for the $110 million public high school, which was completed under budget and several months ahead of schedule. Acentech worked closely with the Cambridge-based design firm Symmes Maini & McKee Associates to design appropriate acoustics and audiovisual systems to serve shared learning spaces in the new high school. These spaces include the 700-seat auditorium, common spaces, general classrooms, offices, multipurpose drama room, band/orchestra room, choral room, MIDI room, ensemble room, gymNew science, math, library center for nasium, library, production recording facilSt. Sebastian’s School. ities, dance studio, wrestling/fitness room, As part of this project, Erland also and cafeteria. renovated a section of the existing main The auditorium’s sound system and building to connect the old and new build- digital video projection system, including a ings together and performed life safety up- 15-by-26-foot screen, allow for compatibility with the latest digital video standards. grades to the church on campus. The band and choral rooms are linked to
Erland Completes St. Sebastian’s Ctr. Teams with Robert Olson
Needham, MA - Erland Construction of Burlington recently completed the 32,000sf science, math, library center for St. Sebastian’s School in Needham. Teaming with Robert Olson + Associates of Boston, Erland completed this construction and renovation project in just over one year. The new two-story classroom facility – built as an addition to the existing main building –features eight math classrooms; two biology labs; and two science classrooms on the first floor. The second floor has two chemistry labs; two physics labs; a math/science computer room; a seminar room; and a reading room. In addition, the new building has a rotunda that will be used for physics lessons.
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Wellesley High School
the audiovisual system, giving these rooms a direct connection to the auditorium for backstage use and prompting performance entrances. To address community noise zoning regulations, Acentech consulted on noise control treatments of the exterior mechanical system, which included the addition of sound attenuation devices on the equipment itself, as well as noise barriers with sound absorptive material to quiet the noise emission. Wellesley High School was designed to exceed the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools (MACHPS) classroom standards.
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Erland Starts Day School Project Epstein Joslin Architects
Burlington, MA – Erland Construction was recently awarded a multiphased renovation and new construction project for Dedham Country Day School’s Lower School. Teaming with Epstein Joslin Architects of Cambridge, Erland will complete this project before the start of the 2012-2013 school year. Rendering by Epstein Joslin Architects To start, one of the two existOnce that phase is complete, Erland ing classroom buildings will be demolished will renovate the Lower School’s remainand a new two-story, 8,382sf building will ing two-story, 8,333sf building, which will be built to replace it. This new structure accommodate the first and second grades will house the kindergarten and first grade on the first floor and the third and fourth on the first floor and the third grade on the grades on the second floor. Modifications second floor and will feature reading and to toilet rooms and offices will also be music spaces in addition to regular classdone. rooms.
From Fantasy to Reality
Fort Agassiz: Designed and Made by Kids, for Kids
Cambridge, MA - On June 16, as part of a community open house, a group of excited young students were recognized for their work creating Fort Agassiz, a new play structure designed and built by them for the children attending neighborhood programs sponsored by the Agassiz Baldwin Community (ABC) of Cambridge. Participating in a whirlwind adventure during the February vacation week, 10 fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students harnessed their imagination and energy to design the new play structure and then build it during April vacation week. Under the guidance of Wendy Prellwitz, architect at Prellwitz Chilinski Associates and teacher at ABC’s Maud Morgan Arts (MMA), they learned to build sketch models, to use an architect’s scale with a T-square and triangle, to make measured drawings, and to build a final model. They set out to satisfy their “clients’” desires and concerns in every way, doing research touring neighborhood playgrounds, understanding pre-schooler scale and play, and discussing safety issues with Maria Laine and Priscilla Browne from the ABC children’s programs. Throughout the process, the children were encouraged by Wendy and the MMA
The completed Fort Agazziz
Design team with final model to use inspiration and innovation, to think outside of the box, and be comfortable exploring ideas in a realm where there are no right answers. Ultimately, their creativity took the idea far beyond the playhouse originally imagined. “The results prove that community arts projects give students the skills they need in a world of increasing complexity, as well as fun and pride of accomplishment,” says Catherine Kernan, MMA director. At the end of the design phase on April 1, 2012, the proud students presented their model to their clients and parents and to the ABC Agency Board. Inspired by the hard work of the children, the board and Executive Director Terry DeLancey decided to proceed with construction, trusting that the community and parents would once again show support with contributions. During April vacation week, under the guidance of their teacher Matt Neuman, 10 middle school students measured and sawed, sanded, screwed and nailed, painted and carried. They spent four days installing a donated slide; building ladders, handrails, and side walls, and adding them to the basic structure that had been detailed by Prellwitz Chilinski and framed by Highland Construction. By the end of the week, it all came together with astonishing speed, and Fort Agassiz was declared open with cookies and juice.
Griffin Elec. Completes School Projects
Taunton High School Holliston, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has completed the electrical installation work at Taunton High School and John F. Parker Middle School. A six-phased project which began over three years ago included extensive renovations to the existing 496,500sf high school and the addition of a new 62,365sf middle school, with occupancy maintained within the high school throughout the duration of the job. Able to accommodate approximately 3,000 students, the three-story Taunton High School was redesigned internally, allowing for reconfigured academic areas, and included all required code upgrades, with new features such as roofing, electrical systems, a fire protection sprinkler system, and entry to the school, in addition to the abatement of asbestos, renovation of HVAC systems, and partial window replacement. Originally part of the high school’s main building, John F. Parker Middle School was constructed as a three-story addition to the existing academic structure,
allowing for the school to function independently, while sharing the central heating plant and other building services. The Griffin Electric team was responsible for installing new high-voltage services, along with a new 4,000amp secondary service, in addition to exterior lighting on-site. Life safety systems, including fire alarm, lightning protection, and backup generator, were set-up by Griffin, plus state-of-the-art interior lighting, with an energy-saving lighting control system. Furthermore, telecommunications, data, clock, paging, and A/V systems were integrated into the new middle school and updated high school. Bacon/Agostini Construction, Joint Venture, based in East Providence, R.I., served as the construction manager atrisk for the project, while Gilbane Building Company, of Providence, provided the program management. Design Partnership of Cambridge, Mass. was the project architect, and RDK Engineers of Andover, the electrical engineer.
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Immaculate Conception School Retrofitted with 3M Window Film
by Peter J. Davey Cranston, RI - Students, faculty, and all those who enter this private school in Cranston, see the light in a whole new way. A modern 21st century architecturally impressive building, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School Peter Davey has been retrofitted with 3M Window Film to reduce heat gain, glare, and utilities expense as well as to improve safety and security concerns. All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Providence adhere to rigorous compliance standards for child welfare and safety. Father Ron Brassard, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Cranston, is committed to maintaining these standards of safety. Creating a safe, comfortable, nurturing environment for all who enter their school and providing such a space with fiscal responsibility is a challenge that falls on Father Ron’s shoulders. “We were very aware of the benefits of window film after American Window Film completed an installation at our Parish Center and Rectory. Very pleased with the installations at the Center and Rec-
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tory, we knew who to call to help resolve multiple environmental as well as safety concerns we had for our Parish school.” With a list of concerns that ranged from protecting students and faculty from potential injury in the event of glass breakage to reducing discomfort due to the sun’s rays heating up windows, classrooms, and causing substantial nuisance glare, American Window Film suggested 3M Window Film S35NEAR400, a medium-tint, safety and security film with high heat rejection qualities. 3M Company’s patented technology utilizes multiple microlayers in this 5 mil film to provide enormous strength and tear resistance, presenting a strong deterrent to smashand-grab and breaking-and-entering crimes. This film meets Safety Glazing Standard CPSC 16CFR Category II (400 ft./lb.) and ANSI Z97.1, and passes the Intensified Weathering Test. Post installation, Father Ron is thankful for a job well done and is now enjoying significantly lower utilities expense, less energy usage, and most importantly, peace of mind knowing that everyone within Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School is safer and more comfortable in their environment. Peter J. Davey is president of American Window Film, Inc.
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Tocci Completes Monarch Lofts
The Monarch Lofts Boston - Tocci Building Compa- the owner, architect, and project consulnies announced that the historical renova- tants adopt solutions in a timely manner. tion of the Monarch Lofts in Lawrence is as many as 180 concurrent workers, and substantially complete. Currently owned 40 distinct trades were all coordinated in by Monarch on the Merrimack, LLC, the a massive effort to restore, renovate, and 360,000sf project was once the longest construct a key building in the continued building in the world. It now offers 200 renewal of the city of Lawrence. units of luxury apartments along the south In addition to Tocci, the project team bank of the Merrimack River. included Massinnovation LLC, developer; The project, formerly stalled due to Finegold Alexander and Associates, Inc, the poor economy, was in various stages of architect; Allied Consulting Engineering construction when Tocci assumed respon- Services, mechanical, electrical, plumbing sibility in February 2011. To jumpstart the engineers; Hancock Associates, site and project after a three-year hiatus, the owner civil engineers; Weidlinger Associates, Inc, reworked the product from condominiums structural engineer; Koningisor, Luciano & to rental housing. Associates, owner’s project manager; and Tocci’s ability to recognize potential Stefura, interior design consultants. problems and develop solutions helped
Danner to Upgrade Condos
Hingham, MA - A&O Danner Companies, a full-service general contractor and builder based in Hingham, was recently chosen to upgrade the envelope for the Rollins Court Condominiums in Cambridge. The complex includes 11 units with three buildings. Unit size ranges from about 2,000 to 3,000sf each. Rollins Court Condominiums The project includes 8,500sf of obvious aspects – the ‘exterior envelope.’ fiber cement siding, replacement of 80 win- The building envelope is the outer shell, dows and numerous French doors, and new the physical separator between the interior PVC trim. and the exterior environments. This is what “The way a building looks speaks protects the value of the investment. volumes about the quality of your prod“Owners and facilities managers ucts or services, and says you have pride shouldn’t cut corners on the envelope,” in what your business stands for,” says Ste- says Danner. When installed and mainphen Danner, president of A&O Danner. tained properly, the envelope will guard “Subconsciously, a pleasing exterior can against moisture, protect the entire strucgive employees a more positive attitude tural integrity, help maintain a healthy and and put customers in a more friendly frame comfortable working environment, and of mind.” may result in significant energy conservaDanner adds, “Even more important tion. “Cutting corners can end up costing than the building’s appearance – its design, more over time.” landscaping, and amenities – are the less
Dover Landing Plans Approval Dickinson Designated Developer
Rendering of Dover Landing Dover, NH - It’s been five years since Mark Dickinson, president of Dickinson Development of Quincy, Mass., first introduced his vision to transform a blighted municipal public works yard near downtown Dover, N.H. into an upscale, mixeduse lifestyle concept project. In early May, Dover’s Cocheco Waterfront Development Committee unanimously approved Dickinson’s revised plans, paving the way to move ahead with the estimated $65 million project known as Dover Landing. The 21-acre site hugs the scenic Cocheco River and is connected directly to the downtown commercial district by a new bridge. The project timeline calls for site and building design to proceed through 2012; complete permitting and closing with the city in early 2013; and construction in two phases from mid-2013 through early 2016. Dickinson was named designated developer for Dover Landing in 2007.
Since then there have been numerous change requests. Under Phase 1, a 16,000sf, two-story waterfront building will include one or two restaurants on the ground floor and offices on the second. This will be a visual gateway from downtown Dover to Dover Landing. Across from the waterfront park will be three townhouse-style buildings of live work units. The first floors will be office or retail, with residences above and garages behind. As part of the agreement, Dickinson agreed to build a waterfront park from the bridge to Henry Law Park. This park will include a riverwalk and event pavilion adjacent to the parking. A new pier will be built for excursion and day boats, a short walk from downtown and the restaurants. The target demographics for Dover Landing is a relatively high median household income, people who are probably college grads without children.
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Erland at OSHA Training Program
OSHA’s regional training session held in Canton
Burlington, MA - Erland Construction participated in OSHA’s Braintree Area’s regional Electrical Training / Inspection “Roll Up” program. A total of 72 workers at two different job sites – a renovation for OneBeacon Insurance in Canton and a new dormitory at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield – were trained in electrical
safety during the event. In addition to training individuals on-site, Erland conducted a thorough inspection of 26 extension cords, 21 power tool cords, and 26 GFCI receptacles. Only one extension cord was found to be defective; it was immediately replaced.
Emerson Toyota Upgrades Completed
Auburn, ME - Upgrades and renovations to Emerson Toyota’s automobile dealership at 990 Center St., Auburn were recently completed by Jewett Automotive Design & Construction of Raymond, N.H. The project involved an expansion and renovation of the current 4,600sf showroom, including structural steel upgrades and interior finishes (acoustical ceiling systems, ceramic tile, carpet, and painting), as well as design - build modifications to the existing sprinkler, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
research capacity and support the school’s new learner-centered curriculum. This interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research and education facility will foster interaction and collaboration among scientists and promote innovation and synergies across disciplines. Programs located in the Albert Sherman Center will include the UMMS Advanced Therapeutics Cluster, comprising the RNA Therapeutics Institute, Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and the Gene Therapy Center; the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; and the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation. The ASC will have a significant impact on the state’s position as a global leader in the life sciences and the region’s economy. Since the beginning of the project, more than a thousand individuals have worked on the site in various capacities. When completed laster this year, the Albert Sherman Center will add nearly 500,000 square-feet of research, educational and administrative space to the Worcester campus. UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology UMBA is currently in the process of selecting an Owner Project Manager for the expansion of the School of Marine Science and Technology in New Bedford
Somerville, MA - Abbot Building Restoration Company of Boston recently completed a masonry restoration project on the north and east elevations of the elegant brick tower at St. Anne’s Parish in Somerville. On the north elevation, Abbot removed and replaced several areas of brick at the top right corner of the tower that had become dislodged over the years. In addition, Abbot repointed the left corner section of the tower. On the east elevation, the right corner section and several areas near the bottom of the tower were repointed. A critical component of the project was to assure that the color of the existing brick and mortar used in the restoration of the tower would replicate the original appearance. Toward that end, Abbot provided multiple samples to the architect from which to select an appropriate color match. The result was so exact that it is difficult to discern the replacement bricks and mortar from the original.
St. Anne’s restored brick tower
RPF Donates to Girls Center
Emerson Toyota automobile dealership Exterior renovations included building envelope upgrades and finishes, updated Toyota entry element and signage.
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Abbot Restores Church Tower
(SMAST). The SMAST project will include the construction of 55,000 square feet of new education and research space, doubling its current size. The new facility will expand the school’s signature marine science program and allow faculty and students of UMass to continue to play a regional and global leadership role in sustaining our marine environment. There are currently 17 faculty members and 71 graduate students at SMAST focused on fishery habitats, coastal environmental protection, ocean modeling, marine renewable energy and other fields critical to the economy and quality of life of Massachusetts. SMAST’s goal is to grow the faculty to 27 and graduate student enrollment to 123 by 2020. Working with UMass President Robert L. Caret, the Board of Trustees, and the campuses, UMBA strives to deliver the most cost-effective, highest quality construction of world class buildings to support the mission of the University. Currently, UMBA is managing more than 20 projects on all UMass campuses. The new research facilities, venture development centers, dormitories and student life facilities and other buildings strengthen the University’s reputation as one of the top educational institutions in the country and as a top economic driver for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Manchester NH - RPF Environmental of Northwood announced its in-kind donation of site survey services and laboratory analysis for the renovation and repair work to the Manchester Girls Center, working with Girls Inc. and Building on Hope. For the renovation project, RPF performed hazardous building material testing to help ensure compliance with various state and federal regulations for materials such as asbestos and potential lead waste disposal. The Girls Center,
housed in a 27-year-old former church located at in Manchester, offers a wide variety of services and programs for atrisk girls, their families, and community members. “This facility will undergo major interior and exterior renovations, from a new roof and windows to new playground and landscaping. We’re excited to begin recruiting volunteers to help make this dream a reality,” said Jonathan Halle, co-chair of Building on Hope.
Panera Bread Completed
New Panera Bread bakery/restaurant
Derry, NH - Jewett Construction Company, Inc. recently completed construction of a new Panera Bread bakery/ restaurant at 17 Manchester Rd., Derry, part of the new 49,000sf Pinkerton Place retail/business complex. The project included construction of a 4,500sf steel-framed, load-bearing building, including all roofing, electrical and
HVAC work, plumbing, exterior flatwork for patio seating, and all exterior finishes (CMU block with EIFS accent finishes). Major subcontractors included Stellos Electric of Nashua, Pynn Masonry, Inc. of Plaistow, and Southern NH Concrete Construction and American Excavation— both located in Derry.
Local 17 Award Winners & Graduates
Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 17 graduation
by Annie McEvoy After a five-year apprenticeship, combining on-the-job training and classroom instruction at the apprenticeship school in Dorchester, graduates of the 2012 Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 17 Apprentice and Training Program, attended graduation and award ceremonies at the Marrriot in Quincy in June. Awards presented: Francis X Lawton Award - Ryan Irizarry. Michael Donovan Award “Apprentice(s) Of The Year” - Andrew Maxwell, William Felix, Timothy Borden, and Erick Duarte. Outstanding Apprentices of the Year - Michael Harn, Jason Wright, Michael Richardi, Daniel Scopton, Jeffrey Walls,
Jason Joyce, David Lester, Craig Mclaren, Douglas Maccallum, Andrew Doherty, Michael Burns, Mark Blouin, Ryan Burg, and Richard Collins. Seven graduates are members of Helmets to Hardhats, men and women serving in the armed forces while also participating as an apprentice. Members of Helmets to Hardhats: Stephen McKunes Jr., Mark Blouin; Steve Longacre; William Felix, Shaun Stokes, Michael Shapanus, and Michael Tracewski. To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age. There is no maximum age limit. The 2012 class ranged from early 20s to early 40s. Annie McEvoy is account executive at High-Profile Monthly.
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Engelberth New Employees
Colchester, VT - Engelberth Construction, Inc., with offices in Colchester, Vt., and Keene, N.H., announced that five foremen – Ron Ashley, Phil Bissonette, Corey Cook, Terry Lafland, and Eric Palmer – have recently been promoted to project superintendents/supervisors. Ashley has been with the company for over eight years and is a 25-year seasoned United States Army veteran with 2,364 combat duty days in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has worked on several medical center projects, Ben & Jerry’s, and Keene State College. He is currently supervising the Shearer Audi Alterations and Addition project. Bissonette has been with Engelberth since 1986. The last several years he has worked on a multitude of projects for Rutland Regional Medical Center. His current assignment is working on projects for Middlebury College, PBM Nutritionals, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Cook works from the Keene, N.H. office and has been with the company for
over 10 years. His experience includes working as a supervisor at the Brattleboro Retreat Osgood Building renovation. Currently he is working on the Technology, Design, and Safety Center at Keene State College. Lafland joined Engelberth in 2000. Also based out of the Keene office, his most recent work includes several Dartmouth College projects; and the King Arthur Flour Expansion. He is currently at working at the Hanover Inn renovation project. Palmer has been with the company for nearly 10 years and specializes in civil site work. He is currently supervising the parking lot improvements to St. Pius X Parish in Essex Junction, Vt., Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington, and Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury. He also has played a role in civil site work of several current projects. Palmer has served two tours with the Vermont National Guard in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Wissler Hired Raymond, NH - Jewett Construction Co., Inc. recently welcomed Project Manager Mike Wissler to its job management team. He brings more than 20 years of commercial construction experience to JCCI, having specialized in the areas of municipal, industrial, financial, retail, and automotive facilities.
Verizon LTE Experience Ctr. Completed Recently opened Market Basket Bridgewater, MA - Callahan, Inc. recently completed the construction of two new Market Basket stores in Massachusetts. The 81,000sf Brockton store celebrated its grand opening in May, and the 64,600sf Bourne store, located on the site of the old Factory Mall Outlet, opened in June. The stores bring the total number of locations for the grocery chain to 67. Both stores feature 24 check-out counters, eat-in café and coffee bar, freshmade sushi bar, brick oven pizzeria, full
service deli, in-house bakery, and fresh fish and meat counters. The extra wide food aisles and fresh produce and floral departments enhance the shopping experience. Combined, the new stores will bring several hundred new jobs to the area. “We are proud to be part of building strong local businesses,” said Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan, Inc. “The addition of these new locations will help stimulate the local economy and create hundreds of new jobs within the community.”
Roxbury, MA - Historic Boston Inc., a nonprofit redeveloper of historic buildings, has launched a campaign to preserve and reuse the 1874 Malcolm X-Ella LittleCollins House, the last known surviving residence of the young black civil rights activist and the family of his older half-sister, Ella Little-Collins. Historic Boston Inc. will raise $750,000 to restore and establish a new use, possibly as housing for graduate students for a Boston area college or university, over the next year. The home, located near a park now named for Malcolm X, was built in 1874
and has been vacant for several years and underused for decades. Malcolm X lived there with his sister and her husband and was in and out of trouble with the law before joining the Nation of Islam while in jail in the 1940s. “Historic Boston Inc. and the National Trust are all about saving places,” said Kottaridis. The home will be restored to its 1941-1947-era condition, as money is raised and a new, sustainable use is sought. Mayor Menino praised Historic Boston Inc. for acting to preserve this important piece of history.
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WB Engineers, Nelson Team Up
Waltham, MA - WB Engineers | Consultants, along with Nelson, recently completed the Verizon LTE Experience Center in Waltham. WB Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and information technology design for the center. The LTE Experience center project consisted of the ground up construction of a new building for Verizon. The center features a 20,000sf showcase that is used for Above and below: Highlights include high-end Verizon to demonstrate new technologies reception areas and public spaces at every stage throughout development, from concept to commercial products. The highlights of the showcase include high-end reception areas and public spaces, demonstration rooms, meeting rooms, a 22 seat conference room equipped with a Cisco Telepresence Videoconferencing system, a cafeteria, a 32 person theater space with a 22-ft.-wide curved video wall, and a 12-rack server LED light fixtures were specified in many of room to drive all of the technology systhe spaces to meet the LEED requirements tems in the center. The lighting system is flexible, in- of the project. The two floors above consist of tegrated, and energy efficient. Daylight 40,000sf of office space for Verizon, inharvesting was implemented at all exterior cluding open office space, enclosed private lighting zones. Lighting in all of the preoffices, conference and training rooms, and sentation spaces was integrated into the aupantries. dio visual control system. Energy efficient
Boulos Personnel Announcements
We s t b r o o k , ME - E.S. Boulos Company (ESB) announced that Thomas Nason has been promoted to the position of manager of project performance for its commercial division. His responsibilities Nason will include management and review of the division’s project management team, customer relations and new business development, and financial reporting with the company’s upper management. Nason joined the company as an estimator/assistant project manager in 2002. Most recently he served as a senior project manager. In that capacity, he has worked on diverse prominent projects, including Oxford Casino in Maine, Hollywood Casino in Maryland, the M.C. Smith Federal Building renovation, as well as numerous healthcare facilities and public and private sector projects. Prior to joining ESB, Nason was president of NasonElectric in Leeds.
E.S. Boulos Company also announced that Joseph Bradley has been promoted to manager of estimating for the commercial division from his prior position as senior project manager. In his new capacity, Bradley he will be responsible for the management of all commercial project estimating, supervision of the ESB estimating team, as well as interfacing with senior project management and upper management on new business development. Bradley has worked on numerous key projects integral to the division’s growth, most recently the Bigelow Laboratories facility, Molnlycke Health Care at Brunswick Landing, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and the Portland Jetport Expansion. Since joining ESB in 1996, he has also served ESB as field supervisor, estimator and project manager. He has 34 years of experience in the electrical construction industry.
Pascavage Joins WorldTech
Woburn, MA - WorldTech Engineering announced that Michael Pascavage, AIA, LEED AP has joined its team. As principal, he adds architectural design and development solutions consulting to WorldTech’s civil and traffic engineering platform. Pascavage brings with him 20 years of design, construction, and development experience as the former chairman of Cummings Properties and more recently launched the New England commercial development division of Skanska International.
Berardinelli Joins NE Construction
Rumford, RI – New England Construction Company announced that Shelly Peckham Berardinelli has joined the organization as director of marketing. She has over 17 years of construction industry marketing expertise having previously held positions at A/Z Corporation, Fluor Corporation (ADP Marshall), and Dimeo Construction. As a member of New Eng-
land Construction’s management team, Berardinelli will be responsible for overall development and implementation of marketing efforts, including public relations, communications, social media, brand management, etc. all with a focus on increasing the organization’s reach throughout the New England region.
Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc. announced recent promotions within the firm. Robin DeHate, Ph.D., is the senior risk manager and corporate health and safety officer for GEI. She is responsible for managing and coordinating human health and ecological risk assessment practices. She previously served as Florida’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) onscene coordinator for emergency responses that required management of federal, state, and private resources to mitigate the effects of released materials. Gillian Gregory, Ph.D., P.E. is a geotechnical engineer with more than 26 years of experience in dam safety investigations and design and analysis work for a variety of dam projects. She has performed numerous dam inspections, prepared plans and specifications for dam design and rehabilitation projects, and performed slope stability analyses and seismic and liquefaction analyses of dams. Stephen Sarandis, P.E. is a geotech-
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Tighe & Bond Adds Three
Westfield, MA - Tighe & Bond recently welcomed two new engineers into its growing Westfield office. Eric Fontaine, LEED AP has more than 10 years of mechanical engineering experience in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. His expertise includes sustainable and integrated system designs for education, government, commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Fontaine is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in building design and construction Jean Christy, P.E. has 10 years of experience in the management, design, permitting, and construction of civil engineering design projects that range from site and roadway design projects to complex stormwater management analyses. She is also a licensed soil evaluator. In addition, Brian Goetz recently joined Tighe & Bond, Inc. as a project manager who will work primarily out of the firm’s Portsmouth, N.H. office. With 24 years of water system management and consulting experience, he will also serve as the technical specialist for all water re-
Rhino PR Hires Two
South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations recently welcomed Franceen Shaughnessy as account manager and Kaitlyn Ethier as account coordinator. The new additions bring the Rhino PR staff to a total of six talented public relations and marketing professionals. Shaughnessy joins Rhino PR with more than 12 years of experience in public relations, journalism, and marketing. Most Fontaine Christy Shaughnessy Ethier recently, she served as corporate marketing specialist: media relations for Simpson sources and supply Ethier served as a public relations inGumpertz and Heger Inc. Previously she projects within the tern at Rhino PR. She also served as public was the newsletter editorial director for firm’s overall water relations intern for the Special Olympics ZweigWhite and held journalist and editor Rhode Island. practice group. roles at several publications As an account coordinator, she will For the past As an account manager, Shaughnessy provide daily support for the operations 12 years, Goetz has will be responsible for developing, managof each account, including research; client worked extensively ing and executing PR programs to support reporting; tracking deadlines for editorial with public and priRhino PR clients; overseeing the day-to-day opportunities, awards and speaking opporvate clients in New operations of client programs; managing and tunities; distributing press releases; coorHampshire, MassaGoetz developing junior-level team members; and dinating media outreach; tracking media chusetts, and Maine. working directly with Principal Susan Shelby coverage; and overall administration. His expertise includes public drinking wa- on the management of client accounts. ter systems, water rights, source protection, water resource development, rate studies, conservation, and public outreach. Boston - Amy DiBattista relationships in the real estate, has joined Margulies Perruzzi Ardesign, construction, and busichitects as director of business ness communities. development. In her new role, she Prior to joining MPA, will be responsible for facilitating DiBattista was a property manNew Haven, CT - John McClure has joined the Fusco strategic planning processes, idenagement coordinator at Boston Corporation as director of marketing. McClure has over 10 tifying and pursuing new business Properties. She also has eight years of marketing experience in the architectural/engineeropportunities, promoting awareyears of experience working in ing/construction industry and is an active member of the ness of the firm, and developing broadcast television. SMPS community. Responsibilities in his new role will include facilitating DiBattista and managing all marketing, business development, and public relations efforts. Prior to joining Fusco, McClure worked as a marketing professional at The S/L/A/M Collaborative, ambient sound and Cambridge, MA securing opportunities for the education studio. McClure vibration studies for - Acentech Inc. anproposed industrial nounced that James D. and research sites Barnes has been desand transportation ignated a Fellow of corridors. the Institute of Noise Fullerton is Control Engineering Boston - Tocci understands building a supervisory conof the USA (INCE/ Building Companies science, materials and sultant and acoustiUSA) and Jeffrey L. has hired three people systems, and building cian working with Fullerton, INCE Bd. to staff construction information modeling. Fullerton Barnes various projects inCert., LEED AP, has projects. He is a thorough anavolving institutional, been elected to the Michael Collins lyst who works with commercial, and residential facilities. His INCE/USA Board of Directors. joins Tocci as project subcontractors and Barnes, a supervisory consultant at areas of concentration include architecmanager and assistant vendors to determine Acentech, concentrates on noise and vibra- tural acoustics, mechanical systems noise superintendent, prisystem specifications, tion control, with an emphasis on resolving and vibration control, and environmental marily assigned to the installation paramDrew Pilcher community and workplace noise problems acoustics. His experience includes a wide Hartz Mountain Hareters and costs to meet in the power industry. His projects have en- range of facilities, including performance mon Cove project in the project budget. compassed interior and community noise facilities for musical organizations, classSecaucus, N.J. As assistant superintendent, Dave Pilcher is an assistant project and vibration control studies for existing room buildings for universities, exhibition he will provide leadership as the liaison to manager allocated to the 75/125 Binney sources, prediction of construction and spaces for museums, and laboratories for the owner and subcontractors, and will pro- Street project, a biopharmaceutical laboratooperation noise and vibration levels, and pharmaceutical companies. vide day-to-day field management. Prior to ry building in Cambridge, Mass. He comes joining Tocci, he worked for Callen Con- from an architectural and construction backstruction in Cherry Hill, N.J. as construction ground with more than 20 years of experimanager and superintendent. He also served ence working in the store planning and Michael Wilson has been opportunities as well as the culas construction manager and owner’s repre- construction departments of major retailers promoted to director of stratetivation of existing relationships. sentative at Winther Investment Inc. in Phil- such as Grossman’s and Shaw’s Supermar- gic development by J. Calnan & Wilson has over 12 years adelphia, and as quality assurance manager kets. He has also served as a superintendent Associates, Inc. In his new role, of construction industry experiand sales representative at Northeast Build- overseeing tenant fit-out construction for re- he will work closely with the seence and has worked on projects ing Systems in Levittown, Penn. tail as well as federal government projects. nior management team to ensure for high profile clients such as Drew Dana is a cost estimator in Pertinent experience includes extensive the execution of overall strategic Boston Properties, Divco West, the planning and cost estimating depart- work constructing LEED certified, ground plan for relationship developRopes & Gray, Acme Packet, ment working primarily on the 140 Pleas- up life science buildings. ment. He will also support the and Wellesley College. ant Street project in Watertown, Mass. He development of new business Wilson
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July 25, 2012 New England Women in Real Estate will host a project spotlight tour of Waterstone at Wellesley at 27 Washington Street, Wellesley Lower Falls, Mass. Networking and registration will begin at 6 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. presentation by Ted Tye, managing partner of national development. A tour highlighting all of the site’s amenities and the residential units will follow. Waterstone at Wellesley represents the “best in class” for senior housing in the Greater Boston area, and is one of National Development’s 21 senior housing communities. For more details go to Newire.com
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Annual SteelDay September 28, 2012 SteelDay is your opportunity to experience firsthand what the structural steel industry can do. The industry’s largest educational and networking event returns for a fourth successive year. Hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), its members and partners, SteelDay is a national event for the design and construction community to learn how design becomes project reality by exploring the structural steel supply chain live. For more information on SteelDay 2012 and to sign up for an event near you, visit www.SteelDay.org or contact AISC’s Maria Blood- tel. 312.670.5433 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 27 Northern New England 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Northern New England Motorcycle Ride To support the Wounded Warrior Fund Registration deadline is July 15 The SFNE Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to participate in the first ever Motorcycle Ride on Friday, July 27 - This event is another in a series of programs that SFNE has created to provide members with an opportunity to network with colleagues in the steel industry. We hope that you will join us for a fun ride through the New Hampshire countryside. application deadline July 15. For more information and to register: ssfne.org
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225 Chapman Street Providence, RI 02905 401.461.7771 www.vision3architects.com
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33 Vermont Ave Warwick, RI 02888 P: 401.738.5400 www.ewburman.com
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rovidence, RI – Construction has started on the Rhode Island Blood Center’s new 20,000sf laboratory, a project that will allow the blood center to increase testing capacity while positioning itself to implement any new blood tests that may be developed or required. The architect is Vision 3 Architects, and the construction company is E. W. Burman, Inc. The laboratory is adjacent to the center’s main facility...see page 31 for the full story.
View of New Laboratories Building from Promenade Street, Providence, RI
Published on Jul 6, 2012
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