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Annual focus: August, 2012

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Facilities Developments

Tishman Builds Hyatt Place Restaurant and Retail Building

August 2012 Rendering courtesy Cambridge Seven Associates

OnSite - A Sampling of Marr Companies Current Activities

Ground Breaks on Waterside Place - Suffolk CM UML New Student Center - Designed by HMFH Iron Workers Top Out 18-Story Vertex Tower at Fan Pier Retail Space Added to 50 P.O. Square KBE Breaks Ground for Two Schools Construction Underway for New Hotel - Pro Con Architect and CM Martini Completes Cemetery Expansion - Stirling Brown Architects Griffin Completes Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Project Aviv Center for Living Expansion Slated for Completion New Medical Center Ribbon-Cutting at 14 Research Place Vanderweil Completes MEP Building Design for Biogen North Branch to Build Rivermere Nickerson to Upgrade Treatment Plant SGH Donates Services to Be Like Brit Charity RDK Celebrates Opening of Hostel - Bergmeyer Architect

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plus Heathcare, Life Sciences Institutions and Schools Facilities News, Commercial, Green News, People, Calendar and more...

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Subscribe to High-Profile Monthly all year Cover Story: Tishman Builds Retail at Hyatt Place.... 24 Sections: Upfront:................................... 6 Facilities................................. 12 Connecticut............................. 14 Green..................................... 26 Education................................ 28 Healthcare.............................. 30 Life Sciences............................. 32

Multi-Residential....................... 33 Awards................................... 34 People.................................... 36 Calendar................................. 38


On-Site........................................9 Retail.........................................20

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ADVERTISERS INDEX A.J. Martini, Inc.................................11

Harry R. Feldman, Inc.........................8

A/Z Corporation.................................14

Harsco Infrastructure Americas.........12

Abbott-Boyle, Inc................................7

Hybrid Parking Garages.....................18


Ideal Concrete Block Company, Inc..18

Air Graphics.........................................5

Kelly’s Property Services ...13

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LAB Architects..................................18

Steel Construction.........................39

Lee Kennedy Co., Inc........................31

Allied Testing.....................................28

Maguire Company, Inc.......................25

Alpine Environmental, Inc...................7


American Plumbing &

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Heating Corporation........................2

Industry Professionals...................32


NE Moves Mortgage LLC...................8

B.L. Makepeace.................................22

North Branch......................................12

Barnes Buildings Management............9

Pro Con Incorporated...........................3

Boston Plasterers’ Cement Masons....10

Rand Worldwide, Inc.........................36

Bowdoin Construction.......................15

RPF Associates, Inc.............................4

Callahan, Inc......................................29

Steel Fabricators of New England.....38

Capone Iron........................................21

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc... 16

Cavalieri Construction, Inc................25

Tesla Syetems, Inc.............................10

Copley Wolff Design Group, Inc.......19

Timberline Construction Corporation.20

E.M. Duggan, Inc...............................24

Topaz Engineering Supply, Inc..........19

EHK Adjorlolo & Associates, Inc......12


Existing Conditions Survey, Inc........38

Vanderweil Engineers........................38

Great In Counters...............................18

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Guidetti Graphics...............................29

Wentworth Institute of Technology....23

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Wessling Architects............................32

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Susan Shelby Named SMPS Fellow

IIDA N. E. Inducts New Board

Boston - The Internationmally inducted on at the Anal Interior Design Association nual Meeting were: president(IIDA) New England Chapter inelect - Deborah J. Anderstrom, stalled its new 2012 - 2013 ChapIIDA; past president - Jeffrey ter Board recently. S. Tompkins, IIDA, LEED AP; Tracey Jabs, IIDA, LEED V.P. of communications - David AP was been installed as the D. Ganong, IIDA, LEED AP; 2012-2013 president. She has V.P. of membership - Samantha over 10 years of experience in Clarke, IIDA, LEED AP; V.P. of architecture, interior design, conCity Centers - Kristin L. BouTracey Jabs dreau, IIDA; V.P. of professional tract furniture, and project mandevelopment - Marie E. Fitzgeragement with a heavy emphasis on corporate settings. Jabs is a project man- ald, IIDA; VP of City Centers - Kristin L. ager at Diversified Project Management of Boudreau, IIDA and Chapter Administrator - Sean R. Schuette, CMP. Newton. Other chapter board members for-

Sanger CWDG Owner

Boston - Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG), a landscape architecture and planning firm specializing in institutional, urban landscape, mixed-use, corporate, parks, and waterfront projects, recently announced that principal Sean Sanger is now an owner of the firm. Sanger has over 20 years of experience, and since joining CWDG in 2000 has repeatedly demonstrated the highest level of expertise, leadership, efficiency, and creativity in all aspects of his work.

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South Hamilton, MA - Rhino to help professional services Public Relations announced that firms “take charge” of their PR founder and principal Susan R. and marketing initiatives. Shelby, CPSM, was named a FelThe Fellows of SMPS low of the Society for Marketing represent the highest level of Professional Services (FSMPS). experience and leadership in The 2012 Class of Fellows was remarketing within the design and cently honored at the SMPS Awards building industry, serving as a Gala in San Francisco as a part of resource at the chapter, regional, Build Business, the SMPS National and national levels and providConference. ing insight, ideas, programs, Susan Shelby Since joining the AEC inand mentoring for the benefit of dustry in 2001, Shelby has held the members and the Society. In many leadership roles for the SMPS Bos- addition, these individuals teach, write, and ton Chapter, working on several commit- speak on marketing issues outside of SMPS, tees, the board of directors, and in the role working to advance the profession of marof president-elect, president, and past-pres- keting professional services throughout the ident. She is a frequent presenter on PR and architectural/engineering/construction inmarketing topics for many industry organi- dustry. Only members who have been active zations, including the SMPS Northeast Re- in the Society for more than 10 years and gional Conference. who hold a current Certified Professional With more than 20 years of experience Services Marketer (CPSM) designation are in sales, marketing and public relations, Su- qualified to apply for the Fellows Recognisan founded Rhino Public Relations in 2004 tion Program each year.

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Safdie Selected for Sri Lanka Project

Boston - Safdie Architects announced that the firm has been selected to design a new mixed-use development in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The project will be the first for Moshe Safdie in Sri Lanka, and is slated to be the tallest residential building in Colombo when it is completed. The 69-story mixed-use development is in the city center and will face Beira Lake, with pedestrian accessible retail outlets at the ground level. The design includes expansive family and community space amenities such as community gardens, shared outdoor spaces within the upper levels of the building, and individual roof gardens or terraces for every residence, a hallmark of Safdie’s design philosophy to provide access to outdoor spaces in high density urban housing. The Colombo project draws on Safdie’s groundbreaking Habitat ’67 in Montreal. Since that time, Safdie Architects has continued to explore and build projects incorporating fractal-geometry surface patterns, dramatic stepping of the structure that results in a network of gardens open to the sky, and streets that interconnect and bridge community gardens in the air. Colombo’s building form consists of two tower blocks, with one block leaning into the other vertical tower, which supports it. The overall form tapers towards the sky, so that even though it is quite a large building, it maintains a delicacy on the skyline. The structure is highly rationalized, affording cross-ventilation and multiple exposures in every residential unit. The towers are oriented to the movement of the sun and to maximize air flow in

NHCIBOR Awards Cruess

Bedford, NH - Robert Cruess, PE, president of TFMoran Inc. received the New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (NHCIBOR) 2012 Affiliate-of-the-Year award in June. The award was presented by NHCIBOR presidentelect Tom Duffy during the annual meeting, with approximately 80 members in attendance. Cruess has been a supportive and


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CBC Elects New Board

Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress has elected its 20122013 board of directors and officers. 2012-2013 board of directors: President-Ronald Goodin, LEED AP BD+C, Fletcher-Thompson; President Elect James Fuda, Purcell Associates; first vice president-Ed Weber, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; second vice presidentThomas Beebe; secretary-John Jenney, Fletcher-Thompson; and treasurer-Joseph

Spagnoletti, CPA, CCIFP, J.H. Cohn. 2013 directors elected were: James Elmasry, AIA, LEED AP, Newman Architects, LLC; Stephen Connelly, Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience; and John Hawley, Gilbane Building Company. 2014 directors: Roger Saulnier, AIA, Ames & Whitaker Architects; Robert Golde, LA,Towers|Golde; and Cathie Ellithorpe, AIA,S/L/A/M Collaborative.

Curtis Hosts Event

Boston - Lawrence Curtis, president Slated to be the tallest residential building of WinnDevelopment, recently hosted an in Colombo event on behalf of the National Trust for the tropical climate, as well as take advan- Historic Preservation to bring attention to tage of 270-degree views of Beira Lake and the Federal Historic Tax Credit (FHTC) the Indian Ocean. and its importance to the local economy. At the ground level, an arcade of reAttending the event was Thomas tail outlets on the west side facing Beira Cassidy, vice president for Government Lake sets the standard for future lakefront Relations and Policy/National Trust for development along the planned pedestrian Historic Preservation. promenade. Restaurants on a mezzanine Since the FHTC’s inception, 38,000 level overlook the promenade onto the buildings have been rehabilitated, over 2.2 Lake. million jobs were created, and neighbor-

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September will mark the official 15th Anniversary issue of HighProfile Monthly. In 1997 our stories might very well have been on the meaning behind the term fast track, night construction, and what to do about manpower shortages. That was before the “dot com recession” of 2000 stopped projects mid track. It hit hardest here in the northeast but we came back. Our 10th Anniversary issue touted the area’s best year for many, only to be followed by the crash of 2008. Blasdel Reardon who wrote the lead article, “A Dynamic Decade for the Construction Industry” for our 10th Anniversary issue has agreed to prepare a new article for our 15th Anniversary. His article and the profiles of the companies participating in that special issue will provide an insight into facility construction today.

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High-Profile Focus: ON-SITE Facilities Under Construction

Iron Workers Top Out 18-Story Vertex Tower at Fan Pier

Boston - Mayor Thomas M. Menino recently joined BRA director Peter Meade, Fan Pier developer Joe Fallon, Vertex Pharmaceuticals President, and CEO Jeff Leiden, and Turner Construction workers to celebrate the placement of the final beam at Fan Pier’s Building B. The 18-story building at Eleven Fan Pier Boulevard is one of two under construction at the site in the Innovation District and will house Vertex Pharmaceuticals upon completion. The beam was signed by more than 100 members of Boston Iron Workers Union Local No. 7, who hoisted it into place to top off the project. The $800 million, 1.1 million sf project broke ground in July 2011 and is the largest private construction project in the nation. The two towers that will be leased by Vertex will be the second and third major structures at Fan Pier. The completed 21-acre Fan Pier development complex

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Marr Companies Recent Activities

South Boston - High-Profile Monthly takes a quick look at some current on site activities reported by the Marr Companies. • Daniel Marr & Son is erecting 2,000 tons of structural steel at the 400,000sf 225 Binney Street project in Cambridge for fabricator Ocean Steel. • Marr Crane & Rigging is installing four Marr Hydro Mobile Mast Climbing units, one twin and three single units, at TD Garden for masonry restoration work by Phoenix Bay State. General contractor is Shawmut Design. • Marr’s Mast Climbing Division was awarded a contract by Ipswich Bay Glass for eight F200 units at the Watermark project in Kendall Square. Project installation began July 9. Each unit will reach 200 ft., and in addition to the glass installation, the equipment will also be utilized by waterproofing contractor P.J. Spillane and drywall contractor E.M.R. John Moriarty Associates is the general contractor. • Marr Scaffolding Company has installed shoring and scaffolding on the Huntington Avenue side of Symphony Hall for waterproofing contractor P.J. Spillane for general repair work. Construction manager is Walsh. • Marr Scaffolding Company supplied transportable bleacher seating for July 4th festivities on board the USS Wasp. • Marr’s Bleacher Division provided spectator seating for the fifth year in a row for the Boston Lobsters World Team Tennis on their home court at Jane Norton Stadium, at Ferncroft Country Club, Middleton. Marr built the 1,700 stadium seating that consists of 570 box seats and 1,104 bench seats.

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Nauset at 7 Cameron

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up companies. Designed to meet the needs of a transformational market, the luxury tower combines sustainability and convenience with the latest in luxury residential living in Boston’s Waterfront. The project will be designed and built to achieve LEED Silver certification. Waterside Place is being developed by The Drew Company, a privately held real estate development, management, and consulting firm. The project manager is Commercial Construction Consulting, Inc., and the architect firm is TRO Jung|Brannen. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September 2014.

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private equestrian riding arena. The three-story addition includes asbestos abatement.

Boston - Suffolk Construction recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of Waterside Place. Suffolk has been selected to manage construction on the 20-story, 350,000sf luxury residential tower to be located in Boston’s Innovation District. The project is expected to create 800 construction jobs. The $120 million, mixed-use project will feature 236 rental units, 140 abovegrade parking spaces, and 10,000sf of ground-floor retail space. Amenities will include a resident space on the third floor and a 7,000sf innovation center with builtout work space for entrepreneurs and start-

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August, 2012


High-Profile Focus: ON-SITE Facilities Under Construction

GHA Works on Foote School Project Homewood Suites by Hilton Under Way

New Haven, CT Godfrey-Hoffman Associates, LLC (GHA) has been involved in the construction of a new science center at The Foote School in New Haven. From the initial layout for excavation, to pier layout, to the final retaining wall stakeout, GHA and Chapel Construction of New Haven worked together to meet scheduling The Foote School science center under construction deadlines and to provide a not have to be computed in advance. This continuous flow of work for routine gave a tremendous advantage in reexcavators and concrete crews. Due to the challenging nature of the ducing crew time at the site and providing building design, GHA was able to demon- the best possible service to the client and strate effective use of technology and crew subcontractors. The steel is now in place at the site of flexibility with its Trimble robotic total station. By using a routine called Stake to the science center, and most of the layout Line, the crew points were given that did has been completed.

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Middletown, RI – Construction is under way for a new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel developed by First Bristol Corporation to be located at 384 West Main Street in Middletown.. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H., is the architect and construction manager Rendering of new Homewood Suites. for the $8.2 million design-build desk, snack shop, guest buffet, comfortable hotel project, which will be First Bristol’s sixth hotel in Massachusetts and seating, and a conference room. The lodge will also offer a fitness room, an indoor Rhode Island. The four-story, 72,500sf hotel will pool, an outdoor sports court, a barbecue have 92 hotel rooms, with parking for 110 grill and patio area, and a guest laundry vehicles. Studio and one-bedroom suites facility. Pro Con Inc. began site work on the with fully equipped kitchens and a threebedroom, two-bath suite will be offered. project in May 2012 and has scheduled a The lodge area will feature the reception March 2013 completion date for the project.

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August, 2012


High-Profile: Expert Advice

BIM...Not Just for Design and Construction Anymore

COBie Process Overview of, what zone it serves, the manufacturer, serial number, and its unique equipment identification tag. The variables within the BIM model that retain this information can be utilized across software packages based upon the common set of variable names and format outlined within the COBie standard. The process of assigning the responsibility of populating this data within the BIM model requires upfront communication across the team and is ideally documented via the project’s BIM execution plan. The common approach is for design team (architect / engineer) to populate the initial set of variables of their design (spaces and basis of design equipment). During the procurement and construction phase, the construction contractors add the actual purchased equipment information to the model, including the manufacturer, model number, serial numbers, warranty information, performance variables of equipment, etc. This layering of information within the BIM model ideally mitigates concerns over duplication of effort and culminates in an “as-built” of the building’s equipment and systems. The approach is consistent and works well with the current trend utilizing a single model across design, construction, and facility management. The issues seen today include potential reworking of BIM families to ensure that the variable names are COBie compliant so that data is entered once and populated the project’s output equipment schedules and specification data sheets while also embedded subsequent population by the contractor during procurement and construction of additional data for the owner. With COBie being adopted and becoming a more prevalent standard in the generation of BIM models, owners and operators will be provided with a living resource for facility management, thus leveraging the investment made in the BIM model during the design and construction phase. Joy. Chad A. Wisler, PE LEED AP BD+C is managing principal at Vanderweil Engineers, LLP in Boston.

Cobham Expansion Progresses Pro Con Architect and CM

Exeter, NH - Construction is progressing on schedule for Cobham Antenna System’s Microwave Components group’s expansion at its manufacturing facility in Exeter. Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for the design build expansion project that is adding 105,000sf to the company’s existing 80,000sf manufacturing facility. “The second floor DensGlass installation is nearing completion Rendering of Cobham manufacturing facility and the roof installation is on-going,” stated the project manager for Pro Con Inc. “The exterior metal wall panels and the building’s sprinkler, electrical, and plumbing mechanicals are currently being installed. We continue to be on schedule for the September 2012 completion date.” The new two-story addition will consist of 70,000sf of manufacturing space on the first floor and 35,000sf of office and conference room space on the second floor. Cobham expansion under construction The manufacturing space will have a 20ft/ height clearance to actrance that includes a lobby, reception area commodate specialized equipment. First and passenger elevator. floor ribbon windows will bring light into The design-build expansion is incorthe manufacturing area, and second floor porating environmentally beneficial strateclerestory windows and a cantilevered cur- gies including the installation of energy eftain wall will allow natural light into the ficient, low-e glass windows and low-flow office space. fixtures, and the building is expected to exAs part of the building expansion, ceed energy code requirements for energy Pro Con Inc has designed a new main en- efficiency. NEBFM Trade Show 2012, Booth #622

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August, 2012


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

Recent PWC-CT Board News

HRP Appoints Two

Farmington, CT – HRP Associates, Inc. announced the appointment of Alicia Mojica to the position of corporate marketing services manager, based out of its corporate office in Farmington. Mojica has supported environmental and engineering consulting efforts for over a decade and most recently comes to HRP from AI Engineers, where she served as senior coordinator of business development. Her previous experience includes marketing and business development support in the areas of civil engineering, site development, environmental compliance, remediation, bridge construction, wastewater, and water distribution. In her new position, Mojica’s responsibilities will include oversight of corporate and client sector branding; development of industrial, state, and federal proposals and qualifications packages; supervision of marketing communications functions; initiation of research and development opCommittee for the past two portunities; and overseeing the company’s years. In this role, she helps to corporate marketing services personnel. develop the programs that the HRP also announced the appointchapter organizes monthly. At Woodard & Curran, she is responsible for all of the team’s marketing needs, which Farmington, CT – KBE Building include marketing campaign Corporation has started renovations on development, press releases, the University of Connecticut’s McManewsletter editorial develop- hon Dining Hall. To date, the company ment, and event planning. has constructed eight projects for the

2005 Roy has served as director Hartford, CT - Laurann and vice president for the NaAsklof, Esq., a partner with the tional Association of Women in Hartford law firm of Gordon Muir Construction, Chapter 165, parand Foley, LLP, has been elected ticipates annually in Rebuilding vice president of the Professional Together, and has completed a Women in Construction, Connectnumber of builds with Habitat icut Chapter (PWC-CT) for the for Humanity. 2012-2013 term. She is a business developAsklof has been a board ment associate at Consigli Conmember since 2010. She was Roy struction Co., Inc. in Hartford. instrumental in developing the PWC is a national orgaPWC Mentor Program for college students enrolled in architecture, engineer- nization committed to advancing profesing, construction management, and other sional, entrepreneurial and managerial opportunities for women, minorities, and construction-related programs. Melissa Roy has been elected to the those following nontraditional paths within PWC-CT board of directors for 2012-2013. construction and related industries. In addition to being an active member of the organization since its inception in

Burke Named Member of the Year

Hartford, CT – Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Connecticut Chapter has named Lindsey Burke 2012 Member of the Year. She has been a marketing assistant for Woodard & Curran since 2008 and has been working in the A/E/C industry since 2006. Burke has been an active Lindsey Burke member of the SMPS Connecticut Chapter since 2008 and has been an integral member of the Programs



ment of Scott Ressler, CHMM, as senior project manager in its office in Lancaster, Pa. Ressler’s areas of expertise include environmental health and safety auditing and program development, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, EMIS applications, Greenhouse Gas reporting, safety/environmental training, industrial hygiene, and international auditing. Prior to joining HRP, Ressler was manager of environment and safety at FCI USA LLC, a global manufacturer of electronic and electrical connectors.

Two Renovations by KBE

university. The $7.1 million project consists of 14,000sf of renovations, including a 5,500sf addition, a new dining facility with all new kitchen equipment, and the removal of a storefront. The existing building is composed of two sevenstory towers and a two-story dining and lounge area. Construction for McMahon Dining Hall will be completed in September 2012. KBE also has begun phase 2 of ren-

ovations on the Asian Studies Academy in Hartford. The $8.2 million, three-phase project consists of selective demolition and renovation that includes a new bus drop off area, playgrounds, a new storm and sanitary drainage system, replacement of interior doors and hardware, a new entrance storefront, a new telecommunications system, a multipurpose room, a United Nations room, and renovations to the main lobby and existing locker rooms. The school holds 750 students in grades ranging from pre-kindergarten to eighth, and will remain occupied throughout construction. The project is slated for completion in December of 2012.

KBE’s 50 Ways Donations

Farmington, CT - KBE Building Corporation recently made two donations as part of KBE’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference program. Over 400 books were donated to the Waterbury location of Girls, Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut, a non-profit affiliate of the national Girls Inc. headquarters in New York City, similar to the Girls Scouts in its mission to inspire young women. The books were collected by KBE employees at its home office in Farmington and at the Carrington Elementary School construction site, where the firm is building the new elementary school. KBE Building Corporation also donated $1,000 to the Good Knight Child Empowerment Network, a non-profit organization that strives to empower the physical, mental, and emotional health of children by promoting knowledge about keeping a safe environment.


Jason Menard of KBE Building Corporation delivers boxes of books to Girl’s Inc., as part of the firm’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference philanthropic program.

August, 2012


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

KBE Breaks Ground for Two Schools

special education room, Farmington, CT two science labs, a fit- KBE Building Corponess room, a music and ration has broken ground two practice rooms, a for the renovations and health suite, two collabadditions for two Danielorative activities rooms, son schools: Harvard Ellis student gathering spacTechnical High School and es, and administrative Quinebaug Valley Middle and faculty offices. Over College High School. time, the Middle ColThe $84 million lege plans to expand its Harvard Ellis project will student body from 105 consist of a 117,300sf students to 250 students. renovation and a 68,000sf The groundbreakaddition, which will house ing ceremony for both a new gymnasium, classprojects took place in room wing, media center, June. a community café, and Mike Kolakowski at the Har“We are so proud teaching kitchens for the culinary arts program. The vard Ellis Technical High School to be involved in this goundbreaking Ceremony. renovation and expanfirst phase will include a sion process in both of maintenance and bus garage, as well as upgrades to the athletic these schools,” said Mike Kolakowski, president and CEO of KBE Building Corfields. The $22 million Quinebaug Valley poration. The Harvard Ellis project will be project will consist of a 12,000sf renovation to the existing cafeteria and library and completed in May 2015; the Quinebaug Valley project will be completed in Decema 38,000sf addition. The addition will create space for six ber 2013. new classrooms, a half gym, an art room, a

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Amenta/Emma Awarded Design

Housatonic Community College’s Lafayette Hall Bridgeport, CT - The State of Connecticut Department of Construction Services has awarded Amenta/Emma architectural design services for a $30 million addition and renovation to Lafayette Hall, the main campus building at Housatonic Community College in downtown Bridgeport. The scope of work will include expansion of the college’s main library and main cafeteria as well as additional new science labs, classrooms, computer labs, and student support spaces, all of which address Housatonic’s continuous enrollment growth. Amenta/Emma will be led on the project by principal-in-charge Robert

Housatonic Community College Swain AIA, design principal Anthony Amenta AIA, and project manager Jenna McClure AIA.

BL Names New Principals

Meriden, CT - BL Companies, Inc. a multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, and land surveying firm providing services to public and private clients in the Northeast and MidAtlantic, recently named eight employees to principal: Ray Gradwell, PE, senior project manager; Brian Kuta, director of infrastructure engineering; Greg Longo, PE, senior project manager; Julia O’Brien,

Esq., LEED Green Associate, general counsel and Denis Rioux, AIA, LEED AP, senior project manager (all in Meriden, Conn); Ken Yoder, PG, principal environmental scientist, (Camp Hill, Pa.); James Lampkin, RA, senior project manager, (King of Prussia, Pa.); and Mark Heeb, RLA, senior project manager, (Camp Hill, Pa.). These eight will join the ranks of the company’s 27 current principals.

Anthony Gaglio, Sr., president of Viking Construction, Inc. (pictured second from right), joins members of the American Legion Veterans Housing, Inc (TALVHI) to commemorate the completion of a new housing project for homeless veterans, located in the Jewitt City section of Griswold, Conn. The event was attended by Rear Adm. Richard P. Breckenridge, commander of Submarine Group Two (center, cutting the ribbon), as well as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), pictured left of the rear admiral, and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, (pictured right of the rear admiral). Griswold, CT – Viking Construction of Bridgeport joined members of the American Legion Veterans Housing, Inc to commemorate the completion of a new housing project for homeless veterans, located in the Jewitt City section of Griswold. Viking served as general contractor for the $4.5 million project, which consisted of renovating a three-story brick building and building a new addition to create a 25,000sf housing structure. Two existing homes behind the original building were demolished to clear space for the new addition. The new housing project includes 18 one-bedroom apartments designed for homeless men and women who have served our country in various branches of the military. Each fully equipped apartment is approximately 600sf and is handicapped

accessible. Two first-floor apartments are handicapped-specific, incorporating roll-in showers and other amenities. The building also features an energyefficient geothermal heating and cooling system, handicapped-accessible elevators, a first-floor common room (with kitchen), and basement with an exercise and laundry rooms. There is a dedicated area for counseling and other types of social services. This project, which took 17 months to complete, is now being used as a prototype for rural housing for homeless veterans across the nation. The project was designed by Lindsay Liebig Roche Architects, Inc. (LLR) of New London, The 18 residents of the new home, who were selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs, began moving into the facility in June.


August, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Stone streets and stone buildings have supported a sustainable way of life for a thousand years in this Umbrian hill town. ducers of wine, vinegar and olive oil. The stone streets and stone houses, modified over time, still support modern family life and the speedy, tiny vehicles that rumble perilously close to the canyon walls of the houses on either side. Judging by the pristine condition of the Autostrade, the highways of Italy, it is hard to imagine that the current economy is on the verge of crisis. There appears to be a tacit understanding that certain things, built things and infrastructure, should not be skimped upon, no mat-

ter what the situation. Ancient aqueducts serve major urban ares, and the highways connect and reinforce the ancient Via Flaminia, one of the roads that famously all lead to Rome. The Italian experience of re-using and maintaining their infrastructure, built of local stone, brick and cement is fundamentally different from our own culture of budget driven, short term thinking. The cost of energy, notably gasoline, is roughly four times greater in Europe. Cars are smaller and more fuel ef-

ficient. Air-conditioning and iced drinks are the exception rather than the rule. Yet, despite the extreme heat of the Italian July, we were refreshed by narrow shaded streets that channeled the hilltop breezes like air conditioning jets and the wonderful wooden shutters that controlled both light and air at each window. We came away from the trip with a renewed appreciation of the power of design to sustain a culture over hundreds of years. We were encouraged by the positive impact that investment in infrastructure has on the well-being and lifestyle of communities. It is possible to look at Boston in a new light and to see parallels with the lessons of Italy. The cleaning up of the harbor, the creation of the Greenway, the beauty of the Zakim Bridge and the redevelopment and reconnection of the Harbor Walk are all strikingly European in conception. Investing in infrastructural amenities that benefit cities and enhance the quality of urban life should be at the heart of governmental policy. It would allow us to encourage a denser, more sustainable pattern of development that could support many future generations of use. This was a valuable lesson to take away from this year’s vacation. Mark Reed AIA, LEED AP is a principal at Lab / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc., a Boston-based design firm.


by Mark Reed It is summer, time to take a break from the year’s hard work and recharge ourselves for the second half of the year. Vacationing recently in Italy allowed us not only to take a physical break, but also to expand our appreciation of the role of design and urbanism in creating sustainable communities and strengthening a sense of culture. While we were Mark Reed struck by how vastly different the central Italian experience is from ours in America, we also felt that patterns of life from their culture have immediate relevance to today’s situation here at home. We spent much of our time exploring the hill towns of Umbria, the area directly north of Rome. These towns, founded in the pre-Roman era, are able to support the life of the modern world. It is clear that the towns, perched behind walls on hilltops, were formed originally to provide security for the workers in the agricultural economy which spread like quilt work over the surrounding rolling countryside. The terraced fields of olive trees and grape vines, constructed in antiquity, are today used by the local pro-

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High-Profile Focus: ON-SITE Facilities Under Construction

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August, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Martini Completes Cemetery Exp. Stirling Brown Architects

Newton, MA - A.J. Martini, Inc. of Winchester announced the completion of an expansion to Walnut Court at Newton Cemetery. The Walnut Court garden is situated in the northeast corner of the 100-acre garden cemetery and provides above-ground burial options in the columbarium building and the new mausoleum facility. The Martini team worked closely with Stirling Brown Architects to construct the new mau- The completed Walnut Court expansion included extensive site and landscape improvements. soleum and adjoining fountain pool area and to expand the existcolumbarium and mausoleum. Consisting ing columbarium with a 1,700sf addition. of three components, the custom fountain The Walnut Court project incorpo- was fabricated and installed creating a conrated intricate detail work throughout the sistent drip line along the entire perimeter. interior spaces and exterior as well as chal- The fountain and pool are surrounded by lenging concrete formwork. A variety of 248 garden niches that are enclosed with specialty items were required from niche polished granite shutters. The expansion assemblies to crypt construction. Under- also included extensive site and landscape ground site work included moving and re- improvements consistent with the garden locating the gas and electric utilities, sewer style cemetery. with pump station, and infiltration bed. The elaborate design incorporates The addition to the handsome timber the use of high-end materials including frame columbarium features 655 new glass- Ludowici red clay roof tiles, copper gutters front, bronze detailed aluminum niches. and dormers, mahogany doors and winThe new five-level mausoleum building dows, terrazzo, Weymouth stone, polished required precise concrete formwork to cre- granite, and limestone. ate 300 crypts with no more than an inch of The project began in the fall of 2010, tolerance in the 61-foot-wide building. progressed through the extreme winter of A six-foot diameter polished gran- 2010-2011, and was completed in just 12 ite fountain was constructed adjoining the months.


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High-Profile Focus: Retail Facilities Development News

Retail Space Added to 50 P.O. Sq.

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Boston - The renovation of 50 Post Office Square will add 21,000sf of retail and 110 new parking spaces to Boston’s Financial District. Suffolk Construction was selected by institutional investment advisor Bentall Kennedy as construction manager. Commonwealth Ventures is the project developer, and Elkus Manfredi Architects the project design firm. The full renovation will feature extensive updates to the building’s lobby, common areas, and commercial space, below-grade parking spaces, and a rehabilitated streetscape. A new public entrance will be built on High Street, and the Franklin Street entrance will be redesigned. The first phase of the redevelopment will incorporate street-level retail space and updates to the surrounding landscap-

50 Post Office Square ing, while the second phase will focus on modernizing the building’s infrastructure and revitalizing the lobby. The project will include sustainable design elements to achieve LEED certification. The building will remain occupied throughout construction, which is scheduled to be completed in 2013.

Raymond, NH - Jewett Construction Company, Inc. has contracted with Fisher Auto Parts to build a new 16,000sf parts storage mezzanine and provide upgrades to its Raymond warehouse and distribution center.

In addition to constructing the new mezzanine, the current project also includes lighting, fire protection, and sprinkler upgrades; controls for a new conveying system; and the installation of a new roof access hatch and curb.

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Boston - Posted recently by Colliers International Boston Retail and Restaurant Watch are some of the latest retail developments: Lululemon Athletica, catering to yoga enthusiasts, is the latest retailer to sign a lease at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center in Newton. The 3,100sf store joins other new retailers at the 406,000sf center. Whole Foods Market is set to anchor the proposed Ink Block project at the former Boston Herald site in Boston’s South End. The 50,000sf store would be the chain’s largest in Boston. Ink Block will feature retail and restaurant space on the ground floor with 471 luxury apartments. The owner of the Seaport District complex, one of the city’s prime waterfront locations that includes Legal Harborside, is putting the property up for sale. Blue Ginger chef and Simply Ming host Ming Tsai revealed details about his upcoming Fort Point restaurant, Blue Dragon; it will have 70 seats, will be casual, and will serve lunch and dinner every day. Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen opened recently in the former Bina Osteria location, bringing shareable plates and

small wine tastes (“sips”) to Downtown Crossing. Sip is the latest addition to the Legendary Restaurant Group family (Scollay Square, Papagayo, Andiamo, and more). The space formerly occupied by The Oak Room at the Fairmont Copley will reopen as Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. The venue’s website boasts “a dramatic coppertop bar and restored original architectural elements” as well as “the perfect burger.” Larry J’s House of Q relocated to the Seaport District. The new location, dubbed Larry J’s BBQ Cafe, softopened earlier this month at 600 D Street. Flowers Foods Inc., maker of Nature’s Own bread, Tastykake treats ,and other baked goods, has completed its $370 million acquisition of Lepage Bakeries Inc. Gerding Edlen started construction on the $150 million Boston Wharf Tower. In 2010, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved plans for the 21-story apartment building, the tallest in the Fort Point neighborhood, with 184 units at 319 A St. Rear. To read the entire article, please log on to colliersboston.wordpress. com/author/colliersboston.

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High-Profile Focus: Retail Facilities Development News

Ashling Completes Two Projects

Cambridge, MA - Ashling Inc. of Boston recently completed construction on West Bridge at One Kendall Square. Ashling was honored to be part of a team that included Crème Design from NYC, Whitlock Architects, BLW Engineers, and Harbour Foods. The project converted a retail use within the former “Boston Woven Hose” factory complex into a new vibrant restaurant that pays homage to its previous incarnation with an industrial design and original features, such as 18-foot ceilings, exposed concrete beams, steel truss sections, floor to ceiling windows, and a rustic oak floor. Adding design elements including a center-island bar, steel and frosted glass dividers, custom-made wood doors, and dramatic rope chandeliers, completes the transformation from factory to retail to thriving restaurant.

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Ashling group breaks bread with Mayor Menino Major subcontractors included: Barry Rose Fire Protection; The Becht Corporation; Cumberland Welding; Dan’s Service; F. A. Williams, Inc.; Goldgard Installations; Interior Stone; Masco Tile & Brick Inc.; Mystic Scenic Studios; S.R. Dodge, Inc., and Southeastern Painting. Ashling also completed construction of Panera Bread at the State Transportation Building on Tremont Street. Other members of the project team included: Boylston Properties, Lincoln Properties, NORR Illinois, LLC, and Alkemeyer & Associates. The project has revitalized a corner within the theatre district with new enlarged storefront, exterior stone, awnings, patio, and signage. Major subcontractors included: Allstate Glazing, Ltd.; Apex Corp.; Barry Rose Fire Protection; Best Paint Corporation, Capeway Interiors; Dan’s Service; Lawton Welding Co.; Pizzotti Bros. Inc., S & F Concrete; Thomas J. Kennedy Plumbing Heating & HVAC, Inc.; and Venezia Electric LLC.

Commonwealth Chevrolet Completed

Lawrence, MA - Jewett Automotive Design & Construction of Raymond, N.H. has completed work on a ground-up, stateof-the-art Chevrolet dealership for Charles Daher’s Commonwealth Motors in Lawrence, Mass. Work included demolition of an existing building and the construction of a new 28,400sf facility consisting of a 12,600sf pre-engineered steel building service bay structure and a 15,800sf conventional steel-framed building for a new automobile showroom, administration/ management offices, utility areas and parts storage. The frame and exterior construction is a combination of structural steel frame

Commonwealth Motors and pre-engineered metal building with insulated panel, aluminum composite panel, and EIFS. The interior is fitted with decorative flooring, trims, and casework. Project innovations included the use of waste oil heaters in the service areas.

Retail Market Overview

Following is an excerpt of an article from MARKETBEAT, a research publication by Cushman & Wakefield. PPR reports that overall vacancy in the retail sector has been declining since 2009, but improvement has slowed down in recent months. Best Buy recently announced that it will be vacating its Back Bay and Wareham stores. Average asking rental rates have seen some growth since bottoming out, but have remained flat since last quarter, ranging between $16.25 and $16.30 psf NNN. Most of the increase in rents took place in community shopping cen-

ters. Super regional malls are experiencing unfavorable conditions such as increasing vacancy rates and lack of tenant interest. Although retail development is slow and inventory is growing just over half a percent annually, heavily preleased projects are on an upward trend. Investment activity is favorable, as the market averaged over 10 trades a month in the first quarter of 2012 that are over $1 million. A notable portfolio sale involved 28 properties along Newbury St. in Back Bay that sold for $226 million to Jamestown.

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High-Profile Focus: Retail Facilities Development News

Bulfinch to Renovate Mall

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Hyundai Facility Completed

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Rendering of new Atrium Center Chestnut Hill, MA - BizNow reports that The Bulfinch Companies recently announced that it purchased the upscale, and long-troubled, Atrium Mall in Chestnut Hill (owned by the Simon Group) for a reported $46 million. Bulfinch CEO Eric Schlager says

Keene, NH -Renovations to the Hyundai of Keene facility has been completed by Jewett Automotive Design & Construction of Raymond. This most recent project entailed an

exterior face lift of the existing building, including the addition of an exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) and metal panels.

Acella Begins New Urban Grape

that the company hired ADD Inc to design an overhaul for the 23-year-old, 300,000sf retail center to convert it into an office and medical office campus. John Moriarty & Boston - Chestnut Hill’s Associates will be the GC, with construcUrban Grape wine shop will truly tion slated for completion next year. go urban this fall, opening a new branch in the South End in September. Acella Construction has begun work on the newest location at 303 Columbus Avenue. July and is expected to last approxiThe new flagship store, which will mately 12 weeks. be 2,500sf of finished space, will This is the first Massachusetts feature high-end to com- (use Bates Logo) BATES & finishes ASSOCIATES project and third overall Stop & Shop plement the 800-plus varieties of Manufacturers Representatives of Power Quality Solutions remodel for Diggs. wine. Beer and sake will also be Mark Ballantoni will serve as Rendering of Urban Grape’s new space. sold. superintendent on this project. project team included general contracThis is Urban Grape’s second location. Construction is ongoing and tor Acella Construction, architect Oudens & ASSOCIATES Ello, Logo) and mechanicals by L.C. Anderson. will BATES be completed by mid-August. (use The Bates

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raintree, MA - The Hyatt Place Hotel in Braintree opened its doors to the public on May 15, 2012. The renovated hotel, which occupies portions of the former Sheraton Tara Hotel complex, is Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the 50+ year-old, 10-acre hotel and retail site. The project is located directly across from the South Shore Plaza at the intersection of routes 3 and 93. The hotel was originally built and operated by the late Braintree developer Thomas Flatley, who sold his Tara chain in 1997. The former Sheraton hotel, famous for its castle-like appearance, was a sprawling series of buildings that contained over 370 guestrooms. It also housed one of the largest conference and ballroom facilities on the South Shore. Continued on next page

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High-Profile Cover Story: Hyatt Place Continued from previous page The project not only provides a major face lift for the aging hotel and retail complex but creates new architectural elements at the gateway to the town of Braintree. The vision for this project originated with Boston area developer Richard Friedman of Carpenter & Company. Friedman has been developing hotels and mixed use projects throughout the country since the 1970s. Some of his more well-known Boston area projects include the Charles Hotel in Cambridge and the Liberty Hotel in downtown Boston, which was formerly the Charles Street Jail. Darren Messina of Carpenter & Co. has overseen the project since its inception and has managed the design and construction since the sale of the property was completed in February 2010. The team selected to design and execute the vision included Cambridge Seven Associates (design architect), RJ O’Connell (civil engineer), C3 (MEP+FP consulting engineers), and Tishman Construction Corporation of MA (construction manager). The team has worked very closely with

the various town of Braintree committees and departments from the permitting phase through the hotel opening. The scope of the hotel construction phase included the renovation of 204 hotel guestrooms within the six-story tower; gut renovation of the main lobby, meeting rooms, kitchen, and back of house spaces; façade restoration; demolition of three buildings (approximately 120,000sf); and performing utility upgrades throughout the 10-acre site. Prior to the start of the major construction, a guest model room unit within the six-story tower was completely built out to allow for review of the design and finish elements, as well as verification of constructability. The hotel renovation began in August of 2011. The existing TGI Friday’s restaurant and Atlantis Fitness Center remained open throughout the construction phase. The team has worked with the tenants and town of Braintree through a number of challenges associated with the transition to the new site layout, including parking logistics, pedestrian access, and site lighting.


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August, 2012


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Residences at Portwalk Attain Gold Biologics Bldg. Achieves LEED Gold Designed by ARC

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Portsmouth, NH - The Residences at Portwalk have been awarded LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Pro Con Inc was the architect and construction manager for the design-build development in downtown Portsmouth. Cathartes Private Investments of Boston is the owner and developer. Completed in November of 2011, the property consists of 36 luxury apartment homes above first-floor retail. Sustainable design practices were incorporated into each phase of construction and operations of the building, which resulted in The Residences at Portwalk attaining a 31% improvement in energy performance when compared to a similar building. Cathartes and Pro Con Inc registered the project with the USGBC in 2011 and LEED Gold certification was

The Residences at Portwalk received in July 2012. The Residences at Portwalk sustainable features include oversized windows that exceed LEED requirements; Energy Star qualified appliances in each apartment; and low volatile organic compound (VOC) products used in construction. Low-flow plumbing fixtures in the apartments reduce water usage by 37%; energy-efficient lighting was used throughout; white TPO heatreducing reflective roof system was installed;·all the cooling and refrigerants use non-CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) refrigerants; energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems were installed; and the property is landscaped with drought resistant trees.

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Biologics Support Center Cambridge, MA - ARC/Architec- pansion building and other Genzyme mantural Resources Cambridge announced ufacturing facilities on the campus. that a new, $85 million life sciences buildIn addition to consolidating a number ing designed by ARC for Genzyme Corp. of departments and laboratories, the facilof Framingham has received LEED Gold ity provides offices and conference space certification from the US Green Building for the Biologics quality assurance, manuCouncil. facturing, and automation departments of The 186,000sf six-story Biologics Genzyme, as well as a full range of techniSupport Center, constructed by Providence, cal support spaces including a data center R.I.-based Gilbane Building Co., was com- and technical operations center. A central pleted in July 2011. The facility, located lecture hall, break-out spaces housed in the at 68 New York Ave., is part of a growing glass entrance tower, and a café with roof corporate campus master-planned by ARC terraces all are designed to foster interaction for Genzyme in Framingham and provides and communication among building users. support for the adjacent Cell Culture Ex-

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Oak St. Apts Get Platinum

Bulfinch Project Earns Leed Gold

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The Forrester Research building in Cambridge Discovery Park Needham, MA - The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. announced that the Forrester Research building in Cambridge Discovery Park, an 820,000sf master planned lab and office campus, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its green design, construction, and amenities. Completed in 2011, the first class 200,000sf building owned and managed by an affiliate of Bulfinch, is home to ForInterior view rester Research, Inc.’s World Headquarters. Designed by architects ADD Inc., this pre- quality systems; and low-VOC adhesives, mier building achieved LEED Gold certifi- sealants, paints, and coatings; more than cation for its core and shell, which covers 96% of construction waste was recycled; base building elements such as structure, and water-efficient landscaping. envelope, and the HVAC system. “We are pleased to have earned this Some of the building’s sustainable prestigious distinction for Forrester Refeatures include: highly efficient heating search at Cambridge Discovery Park,” said and cooling systems; superior indoor air Eric Schlager, CEO of Bulfinch.

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August, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

NEC Completes New BCC Center

Fall River, MA - New England Construction (NEC) recently completed the 10 week transformation of 20,000sf of existing space for Bristol Community College’s (BCC) new Workforce Center. The new center will house the college’s corporate education services, community education, adult basic education, and workforce literacy program. The new center, located at Commonwealth Landing in Fall River, included the restoration of the existing space, construction of a new stair tower, and the rehabilitation of the existing lobby and elevator. In the new lobby, the

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Cambridge, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. of Holliston has completed the electrical installation work at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. The 403,000sf high school recently underwent a gut-renovation and modernization, which consisted of the addition of technologically advanced classrooms, an updated library and new food court, as well as a new arts building for the institution’s nationally recognized theater arts program. Griffin Electric was responsible for the installation of new lighting, lighting controls, and power within the facility,

plus systems for fire alarm, sound/paging and lightning protection. Additionally, the Griffin team installed a generator, telecommunications and distribution equipment, as well as photovoltaic panels on-site. Consigli Construction Co., Inc., in joint venture with J&J Contractors, Inc., of Milford, served as the project’s general contractor, while HMFH Architects, Inc. of Cambridge was the architect, and TMP Consulting Engineers of Boston, the electrical engineer. The project is expecting a LEED Silver certification.

August, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

New UMBA Project for BOND

Everett, MA - Construction management firm BOND has been selected to provide preconstruction and construction services related to a major infrastructure project for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA) on the UMass Boston campus. To support the 25-year master plan, the scope of the infrastructure will include the completion of a campuswide utility loop that will service existing and future buildings as well as a new roadway and traffic control system. The utility loop impacts services to every building throughout the campus, including: hot water, chilled water, domestic water, fire protection water, fiber optic network wiring, and electrical service. Additionally, the scope of work includes selective upgrades to gas, sanitary, and storm drainage utilities. The extensive utility work creates complexities with vehicular and pedestrian access that will necessitate coordination to limit service disruptions. When the invasive subter-

ranean work is complete, the campus will undergo major surface improvements, including: curbing, sidewalks, lighting, plantings, and streetscape improvements. The existing utility plant will be upgraded to serve as the “brain” for all of the utilities on campus, integrating state-of-the-art control systems as well as capacity upgrades for each utility system. Execution of this project will be closely coordinated with the construction of the Integrated Science Center and the General Academic Building on campus. The project will be energy efficient and environmentally sustainable and will incorporate LEED certification measures. Building information modeling (BIM) will be used in the design and construction of the Utility Plant modifications and upgrades. Working collaboratively with the preconstruction team, BOND has begun to develop phasing and sequencing options to efficiently plan the work while minimizing disruption to the campus activities.

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HMFH Completes Bard College Design Cambridge, MA – HMFH Architects announced that it has completed a conceptual design for new student housing and an adjacent 24-hour study center at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. HMFH was selected for its extensive experience with planning and programming for student campus environments and has created a design that provides a supportive overlap between the academic and residential experience for students. The design for Bard’s North Campus includes concepts for four 50-student residential houses and a 24-hour learning center with a café, study rooms of various sizes, and technology resources. In the new student houses, a community kitchen is located at the ground level of each house to foster student interaction. The residential floors feature a mix of traditional-style rooms for underclassmen and suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

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With a variety of housing options and the integration of the study center into the living environment, the new houses will foster a community that mentors younger students and offers a sense of independence for older students. In addition, HMFH has created a 24-hour study center, which becomes the gateway to the North Campus and provides a central place for students to congregate. With its café, technology resources, and variety of seating and meeting space, the new study center anchors the North Campus with an academic and food component, creating a more holistically complete atmosphere for living and learning. Through the addition of four new residential houses and the 24-hour study center, HMFH has taken a campus area with isolated housing options and created a new neighborhood for Bard students.

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Burlington, MA - Erland Construction has been awarded construction of the new 13,850sf library and science center at the Fenn School in Concord. Teaming with Imai Keller Moore Architects of Watertown and Zaurie Zimmerman Associates of Lexington, Erland will complete this project before the start of the 2013-2014 school year. The existing Robb Hall will be taken down and a new two-story library and science center will be built in the same footprint. The library will occupy the entire


first floor; the second floor will feature four science laboratories and support spaces. The new structure will be tied into Thompson Hall and the school house – acting as a connector for the two existing buildings. Erland will also perform life safety upgrades to the school house and exterior site improvements. President Steve McDonald noted that the company has recently completed the meeting and performance hall at the Fenn School.

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August, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Aviv Expansion Slated for Completion Hathorne Center Ahead of Schedule Nauset CM Designed by JSA

Pro Con CM

Peabody, MA - The Aviv Centers for Living expansion project remains very active and is on schedule for an August 2012 completion date. Koningisor, Luciano & Associates of Framingham is managing the 124,000sf expansion project at 240 Lynnfield Street. KDA Architects of Voorhees, N.J. is the project architect, and Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the construction manager. The new $35 million building will be called the Waldfogel Health Center and will enable Aviv Centers for Living to support a broad continuum of care and offer centralized healthcare and administration in one location. “The sheetrocking is complete throughout the building and the punch list items have begun on floors two through four,” stated Pro Con Inc’s project manager. “The landscaping is being installed, the sidewalks are nearly complete, and we are preparing the parking lot for the final finish coat. August 2012 is still the scheduled completion date.” The energy efficient building expansion has been designed and is being built to attain LEED Silver. As part of the initial site work, rock ledge at the site was crushed and reused as structural fill. The building’s sustainable design features will include a white roof and the installation of high-efficiency mechanical systems and low-flow plumbing fixtures. The building

The Aviv Centers for Living will feature energy-efficient, low-e glass windows and doors, and low volatile organic compounds (VOC) products will be used for the interior finishes. The building’s main entrance will feature a porte cochere, and the site will offer 308 parking spaces. Indigenous plantings that do not need irrigation and require minimal maintenance will be used for the landscaping. The four-story health center will have 144 skilled nursing beds. The center will offer skilled nursing for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, assisted living, adult day care, home care, and geriatric care management. Highlights of the expansion project include an on-site childcare center, a kosher bistro, a center for lifelong learning, and specialty programs in sub-acute care. The center intends to make a significant contribution to the future of healthcare for seniors by providing quality medical services and cultural programming.

Danvers, MA - Nauset Construction Corporation has sheared a full three months off the scheduled completion date for a 72,000sf healthcare facility in Danvers for College Street Partners, an advisory and development Hathorne Hill construction in progress firm specializing exclusively in healthcare real estate. the consultants and subcontractors,” said The $20 million project, which will be Jim Warner, founding principal of JSA, the known as the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation architectural firm responsible for the facilCenter, began initial site-work in August, ity’s revolutionary design. “The accelerwith an original completion date scheduled ated schedule is a testament to cooperation for the end of December 2012. That date has between professional disciplines.” since been moved tentatively to November, The building will feature a personalwith Nauset officials predicting the potential ized model of care developed by JSA and for an even earlier completion. tenant SunBridge that embraces a shift in “We’re a full two months ahead of the way rehabilitation healthcare is delivschedule, which is really unheard of. That’s ered. The center will feature three distinct partially due to having a mild winter, but “neighborhoods” that will accommodate I would credit Nauset Construction more up to 40 patients each. The neighborhood with having an exceptional superintendent settings showcase home-like amenities (Scott Southwick). I can’t say enough good such as fireplaces, with access to outdoor things about him,” said Robert Burr, found- spaces and attractive courtyard settings. ing partner of College Street Partners. The facility will also replace the clinical Southwick reports that the finished feel of the existing model of healthcare interior is about a third of the way through, rehabilitation services with a “Household” with mechanicals about 70% complete, concept designed to help patients recover framing about 90% done, and the exterior quickly – many within 30 days or less – of the building nearly ready for siding. from orthopedic or reconstructive surgery, “This project is going extremely trauma or a neurological condition. well, and I think it’s due to the total team Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center effort from JSA, Nauset Construction, and will also offer limited long term residential College Street Partners right through to senior care.

Boston ASHRAE Chapter Region I Chapter Regional Conference and 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala


On August 23-25, 2012 the Boston Chapter will be hosting the ASHRAE Region I Chapter Regional Conference (CRC). This meeting coincides with the BOSTON CHAPTER’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GALA, which will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 directly after the Region I Conference. Both exciting events will be held at the Marriott Copley Place in downtown Boston. Region I is comprised of 15 Chapters that are located throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey. At the conference, there will be over 150 active ASHRAE members along with their families to enjoy all that the City of Boston has to offer. We are expecting over 700 people at the must-attend Gala! Partygoers from local engineering firms, contractors, manufacturers, facility and building owners, and other professional societies will join in the celebration! PLEASE JOIN US AT THE GALA FOR PLENTY OF FOOD, BEVERAGES, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL THE WAY FROM LAS VEGAS! For more information, contact Robert Persechini, rpersechini@rdkengineers.com or Darcy Carbone, dcarbone@stebbinsduffy.com www.high-profile.com

August, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Ribbon-Cutting at New Medical Ctr. Pro Con Architect and CM

Chelmsford, MA – Lowell General Hospital recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of 14 Research Place, a new state-of-theart 30,000sf medical office building. The new building is located between two existing facilities in use by the hospital at 10 and 20 Research Place and creates an extension of their Chelmsford campus. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. was the architect and construction manager for the building and the 347-car parking deck that accommodates medical and physician practice space. The initial conceptual design for the project was provided by Doonan Architects of Westford, Mass. The building’s exterior features a combination of traditional brick veneer with a pre-cast stone base and stone accent bands. The two main entrances will have curved canopies finished with metal panels and double sliding glass doors. The twostory parking deck, which was built to support the town’s heaviest fire truck, is connected to the medical offices via the first and second floors of the building.

North Branch Completes Clinic

Conway, NH - North Branch Construction of Concord has completed the interior fit-up of the Fresenius Medical Care Center in Conway. Fresenius Medical Care is a renal therapy provider with kidney dialysis treatment clinics worldwide. They are also the largest provider of dialysis products and services in the United States. The finished clinic features state of the art dialysis equipment and comfortable and modern accommodations for patients who have had to travel to Rochester or Portsmouth prior to the clinic’s opening. CWS Architects of Portland, Maine, Lowell General Hospital provided architectural services for the Pro Con Inc also provided architec- project. tural and construction management services for the two medical offices that relocated to the new building. Orthopedic Surgical Woburn, MA - Margulies Perruzzi ArAssociates of Lowell occupies the first and chitects has been selected to design and renosecond floors and Merrimack Valley Cardi- vate a medical office building for National ology occupies the third floor. Each medi- Development and a patient care facility for cal office has a dedicated entrance and easy its tenant, Winchester Hospital. The 80,000sf building at 200 Unicorn Park in Woburn will access to the parking deck. The office spaces include recep- be renovated to accommodate Winchester tion and administrative offices, examina- Hospital clinicians and other area medical tion rooms, physician offices, conference providers. MPA is providing interior archirooms, imaging and testing rooms. Ortho- tecture and healthcare design services for the pedic Surgical Associates and Merrimack base building upgrade and 38,000sf tenant fit-out for Winchester Hospital. Valley Cardiology are able to utilize the The four-story building will receive diagnostic and surgical services at Lowell upgrades to the lobby, common, and tenant General’s campus Surgery Center. areas, including new finishes, lighting, and electrical service. New mechanical systems will be specifically designed for medical use, and a stretcher-size elevator will be installed. The ground floor will offer an enus with an idea to create more memory care units to meet increasing demand within their assisted living facility. We took the concept and worked with Atria providing preconstruction services including preliminary design and budgets. The project was innovative in its use of existing space. The challenge was to meet the regulations for a memory care unit in terms of space and usage while a different maintaining a construction budget that perspective made the project feasible.” South Coast Improvement was granted approval in late 2011, and was the general contractor on the project.

North Branch is currently working on another dialysis clinic for Fresenius Medical Care located in Dover, N.H.

Winchester Hospital Renovations

South Coast Adds Apts at Atria Bay

West Barrington, RI - South Coast Improvement Company, based in Marion, Mass., recently completed construction of the Life Guidance Memory Care Neighborhood at Atria Bay Spring Village in West Barrington, R.I. South Coast Improvement completed the conversion of Atria Bay Spring’s traditional assisted living space into memory care apartments in 24 months. The newly created Life Guidance Memory Care Neighborhood’s grand opening was held on May 17. South Coast Improvement’s president, Tom Quinlan, said, “Atria came to

Fresenius Medical Center interior

trance with sliding doors for easy access and a lobby concierge station to direct visitors. Winchester Hospital will occupy half of the renovated building. Winchester Hospital is relocating the Breast Care Center and Community Health Institute from its Baldwin Park II facility in Woburn to larger space in this new facility. The Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center is a regional evaluation center offering breast health resources to women, including advanced imaging technology and digital mammography. The Community Health Institute offers wellness and prevention programs and services such as diabetes screenings, lactation consultations, massage, and acupuncture. MPA was selected to design patient and clinical areas for the project, which is slated for completion in late 2012.

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UCHC Ambulatory Care Center

Shelton, CT - The University of Connecticut’s Health Center (UCHC) has hired Fletcher Thompson and its partner architectural firm, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, to design a new eight-story 300,000sf Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) with a 1,250-car parking garage, scheduled for completion in 2014. As the focal point of a growing ambulatory care campus, this new facility will greatly enhance the UCHC’s environment of care and their efficient delivery of outpatient services. The multi-specialty ACC will include outpatient clinical functions such as internal medicine, geriatrics, neurology, surgery, otolaryngology, urology, neurosurgery, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, in-vitro fertilization, the cancer center, and an orthodontic clinic, among many others.

“The new building is being designed to offer the best possible patient care experience in a very attractive and comfortable setting while also providing more convenient access to many outpatient services without entering the main hospital complex,” says Fletcher Thompson principal and director of healthcare architecture, Kurt Baur, AIA, ACHA. The new health center includes the schools of medicine and dental medicine, the UConn Medical Group, University Dentists, and John Dempsey Hospital. Home to Bioscience Connecticut, the health center pursues a mission of providing outstanding healthcare education in an environment of exemplary patient care, research, and public service.

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August, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Life Sciences Development News

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Biogen’s new office building

Cambridge, MA - Vanderweil, a Boston-based full service engineering firm, recently completed the design of Biogen’s new office building located at 225 Binney Street. Vanderweil has been responsible for MEP engineering design on projects for Biogen for over 30 years, including its first building in 1970. From this small renovation on the top floor of a two-story building on Bent Street in Kendall Square to the new high-rise office building, which includes a below-grade parking garage and the renovation of two historic brick buildings, Vanderweil is committed to developing innovative solutions and repeat working partnerships. At 225 Binney Street, Vanderweil worked in collaboration with Spagnolo Gisness & Associates Architects on the shell and core components of this project as well as Nelson for the interior fit-up to integrate the MEP system design and maximize flexibility within the building. The new building totals approximately 410,000sf of office space, which includes

both open and private offices, conference areas, human resource and IT training center, pantry and beverage areas including a Starbucks, a 6,300sf cafeteria, and other support spaces. In order to fast-track the project, Vanderweil utilized the design assist process with the design team and contractors using Building Information Modeling (BIM) managed and organized by Tocci. This included the design of high-rise systems for a life safety/legally required/optional standby generator, a fuel oil storage and distribution system, a fire pump, and stair pressurization systems. Biogen’s 225 Binney Street office building is designed to meet a LEED certification of Silver. Vanderweil also provided extensive energy modeling services to optimize the building and system design in order for the new office space to meet the city of Cambridge’s Stretch Energy Code, which entails having a minimum of 20% energy saving over code.

Two Join Life Sciences Group

Boston - Shawmut Design and Construction announced that Thomas Ryan Perry and Leonard Silvia have joined the Company’s Life Sciences Group. Perry, who will serve as senior project manager, has serviced an impressive roster of life science clients. Prior projects include the construction of a $204 million lab for Pfizer, a $175 million cGMP facility for Shire HGT, a $50 million research lab for Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a $32 million design-build conversion for ARE, a $31 million GMP fit-out for Merck and many others., Silvia will serve as senior project estimator. He has provided preconstruction, cost estimating, and value engineering services for a variety of well-known and high-profile projects, including the Genzyme Operations Center in Northborough, the Draper Lab Clean Rooms in Cambridge, renovations at Shire HGT in Cambridge, various laboratory projects at

Leonard Silvia (l) and Thomas Ryan Perry Pfizer in Cambridge and North Andover, and California Prison Healthcare, where he served as cost estimator for an $8 billion federally-mandated improvement project consisting of seven medical centers totaling 10,000 beds. Shawmut’s Life Sciences Group is currently managing projects for Tufts University BSL-3 lab, Helicos, and IGEM.

August, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

WinnDevelopment Plans for Voke Lofts

Former vocational school will be redeveloped into into Voke Lofts.

Worcester, MA - WinnDevelopment announced plans to redevelop a former vocational school into Voke Lofts, an 84-unit mixed-income development on Concord Street in Worcester. The project, expected to commence construction in the first quarter of 2013, will redevelop the former Worcester Vocational High School through the adaptive reuse of the existing historic structure. Originally constructed in 1909, the building will include on-site amenities

such as a fitness room, laundry, a resident lounge, and management and leasing offices. Voke Lofts will also integrate energy efficiency and key sustainability components through a highly efficient HVAC system, insulation to the building envelope, utilization of materials with high recycled content and low VOC, making the property LEED certifiable. Voke Lofts is expected to take 14 months for completion.

PCA Designs New Urban Housing

Cambridge, MA - The Edge, a contemporary 79-unit residence designed by architects Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) for The Mount Vernon Company, is now under construction in Boston’s new Allston Green District. PCA and The Mount Vernon Company are collaborating to develop the former light-industrial area into a new residential community of chic, stylish, loft-inspired apartments catering to young professionals. The Edge, located on Brainerd Rendering of The Edge Road near the Brookline town line and in close proximity to the MBTA Green Line, is projected to earn a LEED Gold certification for its sustainable and energy-saving features. It will include 52 one-bedroom, 23 two-bedroom, and four studio units. Construction will take approximately one year, with an opening planned for 2013. In describing the design, PCA principal David Chilinski said, “The Edge reflects the urban context of the surrounding community and helps create a safe, walkable environment by integrating the building with the The lobby will provide inviting communal streetscape and including landscaped spaces. spaces that encourage interaction.” The design is informal and modMeticulous attention was paid to building ern and features large loft-like windows set envelope design to reduce heating and coolin a masonry, wood, and metal-panel skin ing cost. These measures include a thermal with a vibrant mix of color and scale. The barrier, high-performance glazing, and an lobby, fitness center, and landscaped out- energy-efficient mechanical system with door space will provide inviting communal high-performance monitoring and control spaces for residents. Abundant daylight in equipment. The Edge will follow the theme the units and public spaces and tall ceiling of environmentally sensitive, green-oriented heights will lend a “light and height” tenant living established as a core design principal experience throughout the building. for this new, sustainable city neighborhood. Energy-efficient appliances, water- The Allston Green District will feature a conserving fixtures, and solar panels on Hubway bicycle stand, electric-car charging rooftops are also part of the green initiative. station, and onsite Zipcars.

Abbot Restores Condos

Boston - Abbot recently completed restoration of the façade of three attached brick condominium buildings at 24-38 Summit Avenue in Brookline. When these buildings were converted to condominiums in the 1980s, new replacement windows were installed. Although the windows are technically the responsibility of the condominium unit owners, when the windows recently began to leak the condominium association agreed to recaulk the Façades of the buildings were recaulked. windows to minimize water seepage into the interior of the units. contractor by the consulting firm. The enThe architectural consulting firm of tire front façades of all three buildings were Gorman Richardson Lewis of Hopkinton recaulked to improve the water penetrawas hired to evaluate the situation and pro- tion problem according to the architectural vide specifications for the repairs. specifications. Abbot was selected as the masonry

Brookstone Selected for Reno Project Manchester, NH - Brookstone Builders, Inc. was selected recently to perform a renovation project by the Fox Hollow at Wellington Condominium Association. The scope-of-work will include an exterior renovation to an existing eightunit town house building, inclusive of general repairs and siding replacement.

Scheduling will be modified to accommodate residents, as the facility will remain in full use during construction. The property is managed by Sentry Management Corporation of Manchester, and drawings are being provided by Ambit Engineering of Portsmouth. Dave Giovagnoli of Brookstone Builders will serve as project manager.

North Branch to Build Rivermere George Hickey Architect

Lebanon, NH - North Branch Construction of Concord is scheduled to begin the construction of Rivermere Community Housing in Lebanon. This project will consist of the new construction of two two-story wood-framed buildings that will provide a total of 21 affordable rental townhouse units along the Mascoma River. Rivermere Community Housing is owned by Twin Pine Housing Trust, and the project is being funded by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. George Hickey Architect of Sanbornton will provide architectural services for the project.

Rivermere Community Housing site plan

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CTA Recent Awards

CTA Construction Co. Inc. is the recent recipient of several awards for quality, safety and environmental standards: • CTA Construction and CTA Ventures were presented with the 2012 Building Project of the Year Award by the Construction Management Association of America New England Chapter. The award recognized the work on the renovations and additions to Beverly High School. Project team members included construction management firm Heery International, Inc. and architect/ engineer Mount Vernon Group Architects. • CTA won a S.T.E.P. Award for safe-

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Beverly High School ty from the Gould Construction Institute. • Two CTA-built schools, New Bedford’s Abraham Lincoln Elementary and the Beverly High School, received Green Schools Green Difference Awards, recognizing the environmentally friendly construction practices and design of each building.

Kolakowski Receives Award

Wallingford, CT - Mike school systems, with 2011 markKolakowski, KBE Building ing the 20th year that the Henry Corporation’s principal, presiS. Kolakowski Jr. Memorial Fund dent and CEO received a distinhas been raising money for high guished alumni award from the school students. The scholarWallingford Education Foundaships are awarded to students who tion. have overcome adversities, such The Wallingford Educaas learning disabilities or famtion Foundation is a non-profit ily issues, shown continual grade organization that provides fiimprovement, and are in need of financial aide. nancial support to programs Mike Kolakowski “Education is an extremely that promote educational excelimportant part of our children’s lence within the Wallingford school system through grants, community lives,” said Mike Kolakowski. “As a teachfundraising events, and personal or corpo- er, my father was always helping students in need, and I am exceptionally proud to rate sponsored donations. The Kolakowski family has long sup- give my support to these programs in his ported the Wallingford and Meriden public name.

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Rooftop Tiara Wins IDEAS2 Award

Chicago - The steel tiara that crowns Cincinnati’s tallest building, the Great American Tower at Queen City Square, has earned national recognition in the 2012 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). Members of the project team were presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony at the building in July. Conducted annually by AISC, the IDEAS2 awards recognize outstanding achievement in engineering and architecture on structural steel projects across the country. The IDEAS2 award is the highest, most prestigious honor bestowed on building projects by the structural steel industry in the US. The Great American Tower rooftop tiara is a Merit award winner in the category of projects Less than $15 Million, making it one of only four projects around the country to receive the Merit honor. Each year, the IDEAS2 awards honor National and Merit award winners in three categories, based on constructed value. Each project is judged on its use of structural steel from both an architectural and structural engineering perspective. The steel rooftop tiara atop the 41-story Great American Tower is an iconic presence on the city’s skyline. The 400-ton, 130-ft-tall tiara was conceived by Gyo Obata, a founder and design principal of HOK. Obata was inspired by a photograph of a tiara worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, and by Cincinnati’s nickname, the Queen City.

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The steel tiara crowns the Great American Tower at Queen City Square

“The project really used steel to create an architectural focus for the building,” commented Dan Labriola, LEED AP BD+C, a judge in the competition. “The night views of the project really differentiate this building from the rest of the skyline.” The IDEAS2 award dates back more than 70 years to the earliest years of AISC’s existence. Roger E. Ferch, P.E., president of AISC, said, “The entire Great American Tower rooftop tiara project team has shown how structural steel can be used to create structures that combine beauty and practicality. The result is a structure that serves its patrons extremely well, while providing an example of what can be achieved when designing and constructing projects with steel.”

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High-Profile: News

RDK Celebrates Opening of Hostel Seismic-Resistant Construction Design Bergmeyer Architect - Suffolk CM

Boston - RDK Engineers celebrated the grand opening of HI-Boston, a $42 million adaptive reuse of the 62,000sf Dill Building, resulting in a new hostel between the theater district and Chinatown. RDK provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, security, and telecommunications engineering design services for the Hostelling International Boston Hostel, which houses 480 beds at 19 Stuart Street. The newly renovated

Interior view of newly renovated space

Hostelling International space includes a game room, a library, a full guest kitchen, and four floors of guest rooms designed to LEED certification standard. RDK worked in conjunction with Bergmeyer Associates as the architect and Suffolk Construction as the construction manager on HI-Boston.

Regional Collocation Ctr. Takes Life

Barnstable, MA - OpenCape Corporation and Stateside Construction Group announced that OpenCape has moved into its newly renovated offices at its regional collocation center. The new Collocation Center is located at the former Barnstable County public safety building OpenCape newly renovated offices within the county governmicrowave public safety communications ment complex in Barnstasystem. The network fiber optics will terble Village. Dan Gallagher, CEO of OpenCape, minate in the Collocation Center to create said, “This represents another significant a comprehensive telecommunications sysmilestone achieved for the OpenCape proj- tem in the region. Businesses and governect. This project will be completed on time ment entities will lease rack space within the Collocation Data Center to host their and on budget in January 2013.” Stateside began renovating the servers and deliver services over the Inter12,000sf facility approximately one year net. The Barnstable County Strategic Inago. The project’s scope included a full building envelope renovation, a complete formation Office will use the Collocation demolition and build-out of the interior Center to deliver aggregated telecommuspaces, new utility infrastructure, and ADA nications services to towns throughout the improvements including a new elevator. Cape and Islands and to provide shared Stateside’s priority was to complete the regional application services more effecOpenCape offices on the first floor of the tively and efficiently. In March, 2012, the Massachusetts building and the Barnstable County Strategic Information Office spaces on the sec- Executive Office of Administration awardond floor by July 1, 2012. Simultaneously, ed a $500,000 Community Innovation Stateside has prepared the ground level for Challenge (CIC) grant award to Cape Cod the later installation of a collocation data communities for the implementation of a denter to support businesses and govern- regional permit, licensing, and inspection system as the first shared regional applicament agencies. Scott Guthrie, president of Stateside tion. The ground floor Collocation Data said, “Stateside is very excited to be participating in such an important project to im- Center within the OpenCape Regional Colprove the economic outlook for Cape Cod location Center will be completed by Deand the Islands. It has been a pleasure to cember 1, 2012 according to Gallagher. The project team included Stateside play such an integral role in creating OpenCape’s vision for the future of the region.” Construction Group, construction manThe Collocation Center is an integral ager; Brown Lindquist Fennucio & Raber, part of the OpenCape system, which also architect; Building Engineering Resources, includes a 350 mile fiber optic network Inc., MEP engineer; and Allen & Major throughout southeast Massachusetts and a Associates, structural engineer.

SGH Donates Services to Be Like Brit Charity

By John H. Thomsen, Ph.D., P.E. On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, devastating the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Approximately 220,000 people died as a result of the earthquake, more than 180,000 homes were damaged, and approximately 1.5 million people were left homeless. The Be Like Brit orphanage under construction. lack of seismic-resistant construction was a major in January 2010. contributor to the loss of life. SGH got involved in the Be Like Brit To serve needy children in Haiti – orphanage project at the onset of the demany of whom were left orphaned as a resign phase, collaborating with the project sult of the earthquake, the Gengel family of architects to develop a structural system Rutland, Mass. established the Be Like Brit that would provide superior seismic perfororphanage and nonprofit organization in mance yet allow for a functional architecmemory of their daughter Britney Gengel, tural layout for the orphanage. The strucwho perished in the earthquake while on tural design governed over the architectural a community service trip with her college design; therefore, the project architect gave classmates. The mission of the Be Like the highest priority to SGH’s requests for Brit orphanage is to serve the children of lateral-load-resisting shear walls. Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing and The Be Like Brit orphanage features sustainable orphanage in an environment 9,000sf of space arranged around two cenwhere they can grow, learn, and thrive. tral courtyards within the B-shaped footCurrently under construction, the two-stoprint of the building. A memorial to the ry-tall orphanage is in the shape of a “B,” young woman who perished in the earthcommemorating Britney, and eventually quake, the design of the structure will prowill house 66 children. Simpson Gumpertz vide superior seismic performance during & Heger Inc. (SGH) provided structural future earthquakes to project the young design drawings to make the orphanage lives of the children living there – as well more earthquake resistant. as provide a building standard for other Prior to the January 2010 earthquake, new construction in Haiti. To date during seismically resistant design and construcconstruction, the Be Like Brit project has tion were relatively nonexistent in Haiti. employed over 100 Haitian men and womEager to help, SGH researched building en further helping the local economy. codes and standards applicable to Haiti and SGH’s motivation to get involved discovered that Haiti does not have an ofwith the Be Like Brit organization was to ficial building code or standards to ensure help the people of Haiti by sharing knowlconstruction quality. Additionally, other edge and expertise in seismically resistant than the information from the Global Seisstructural design to prevent future earthmic Hazard Assessment Program, there quake-related devastation. was limited information available for seisJohn Thomsen is associate principal mic design criteria for Haiti. The informaat Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. tion that was available did not remotely represent the seismic potential witnessed

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High-Profile: People

Bucey Joins Vanderweil

Boston - Boston-based tional commissioning practice Vanderweil Engineers announced and will work from the Boston that Robert Bucey, PE, CEM, office. LEED AP BD+C, a mechanical Bucey previously worked engineer with more than 20 years as director of engineering for of experience in building systems Beth Israel Deaconess Medical design and project management, Center in Boston. He brings exhas joined the firm as an associate tensive experience in creating principal. workable solutions to correct Bucey has an extensive operational issues. He also has Bucey developed programs for combackground in engineering for missioning, retro- commissionresearch, healthcare, and government facilities, and in the design and im- ing, and energy management for large- and plementation of commissioning and energy small-scale healthcare facilities and other programs. He has joined Vanderweil’s na- building types.

Shaughnessy Joins Marr

Boston - John Shaughnessy has joined Marr Crane & Rigging as rigging manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in the crane and rigging

business, having worked for his family’s business as a rigger, crane operator, estimator, project manager, and eventually, owner of his own businesses.

Cutler Personnel Announcements

Worcester, MA – Cutler Associates announced that it has brought several new hires on board. In addition to supporting interns in several departments, the firm has hired a number of senior project managers, project managers, and superintendents and made internal promotions as well. Staff additions include senior project managers Jason Musiak and Steve Pratt; superintendents Brad Kendall, Joe Avey, Jim Nollet, Craig Williamson, Robert Cabana Jr., Terrence Sack, and Jason Russo;

field intern Sean Snee, estimating intern Bryan Simmons, and interns Marcela Guevera and Alex Dowd. Other new staff includes Hannah Morrow in marketing and receptionist Amy Nichols. Promotions include Andrea Healy to human resources manager, Zach L’Ecuyer to asst. project manager, Joe Scala to estimator, and Stephanie Toch to estimating administrator. The firm’s Florida office added Cynthia Vanhaerents as its marketing / construction administrator.

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Essex Appointments

Westwood, MA - Essex Builders announced the appointments of Glen Forward to the position of vice president of estimating, and Karl Walsh as vice president of business development. Forward has a 30-year history in the industry, most of it with established general contracting companies, in either a project management or estimating role. He joined Essex Builders in September of 2011. Walsh has held project management and marketing positions with Essex Builders during his four years with the company. He has a strong resume with construction companies in North America and Europe.


Pease Joins Tighe & Bond

Portsmouth, NH - Recently, tions, pavements, dams, levees, R. Eric Pease, Ph.D., P.E. joined drainage, erosion protection, Tighe & Bond, Inc. as a senior mining remediation, petroleum engineer who will work primarily remediation, and water supply. out of the firm’s Portsmouth office. He has extensive experience usHe brings 16 years of professional ing numerical models to analyze experience in geotechnical design, saturated and unsaturated water soil mechanics, and unsaturated flow and soil behavior. He has water flow that will benefit the lectured full-time for the Civil firm’s New Hampshire clients. Engineering Department at the Pease Pease has worked for pubUniversity of New Hampshire, lic and private clients, the federal and is licensed as a professional government, and academia. His design ex- engineer in 12 states. perience includes landfill covers, founda-

Wilson Butler Promotions

Boston - Wilson Butler Architects recently promoted seven staff members to leadership positions in the firm. Tom Hains, AIA, was promoted to principal and Doreen Dube to senior associate. Promoted to associates were Jessie Boudreau, Gillian Cable-Murphy, Ben Mar-

cionek, Chris Dynia, AIA, and Deana M. Martin. “These promotions signal an exciting new wave of leadership for us and our clients,” said Scott Butler, AIA, director of Wilson Butler Architects.

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Harriman Hires Four

Auburn, ME - Harriman, a fullservice architecture and engineering firm with offices in Maine and New Hampshire, announced that Terri Gamache, James P. Curley, P.E., Anatoly Gregor, P.E., and Christina Porter have joined the firm. Gamache joins as marketing director and brings over 12 years of experience in marketing and graphic design. Prior to joining Harriman, she was director of marketing and public relations at Catholic Charities of Maine. Curley joins the company as a sructural engineer and brings 30 years of experience in civil engineering. He was previously employed at Colby Company Engineering in Portland. Gregor, joins Harriman as an electrical engineer and brings 20 years of professional experience in commercial, data center, education, healthcare, hotel, laboratory/pharmaceutical, retail and transportation facility electrical engineering design. Prior to joining Harriman, Gregor was employed by DAI Architects & Engineers in Farmingdale. Christina Porter joins as an architect intern. She is a recent graduate of Rensse-



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laer Polytechnic Institute and also had the opportunity to study at Politecnico Di Torino in Italy during the fall of 2009 where she collaborated with other students in the redevelopment of the Olympic Village site.

Foley Named Division Manager

Watertown, MA - J.C. Cannistraro has announced that Dan Foley, longtime HVAC project manager, will be taking on the role of HVAC division manager. Foley, a Navy veteran, has worked in the construction and engineering industries for over 25 years. As a project manager for Cannistraro, Foley was instru-


mental in the execution of major biotech projects such as 301 Binney Street, 640 Memorial Drive, and 650 Kendall Square in Cambridge. As division manager, Foley will oversee all of Cannistraro’s HVAC operations, including coordination, fabrication and implementation.

Faulkner Joins Tighe & Bond

water supply, treatment and Westfield, MA - Jeffrey distribution, wastewater, Faulkner, P.E., recently joined stormwater, and other inTighe & Bond as a project manager who will work primarily out frastructure challenges. He has provided engineering of the firm’s growing Worcester and project management office. He brings more than 13 services to dozens of Masyears of civil and environmental sachusetts communities – engineering experience to Tighe as well as communities in & Bond’s expanding water and Connecticut, New Hampwastewater markets. Faulkner shire and Rhode Island – and Faulkner has a history maintains civil engineering of providing clients with cost effective solutions for their drinking registrations in all four of these states.

CCB Promotes McKeown

Westbrook, ME - CCB, Inc.announced that Mac McKeown has recently been promoted to safety resource manager for the Westbrook based, woman-owned construction company. McKeown joined the CCB team in 2011 as an environmental health and safety engineer with over 14 years of health and safety technical and managerial experience, along with 30 years of shipbuilding and construction experience to his credit. McKeown will ultimately be responsible for the “implementation and communication of corporate goals and visions as related to safety performance.” He’ll also be the first contact by all CCB team members for “day-to-day” safety planning, equipment, and training needs.


Two Promotions

Manchester, NH - Ronald A. Breton, P.E. has been promoted to senior principal and Kenneth D. Boivin, CHMM has been promoted to associate principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental’s Manchester office. Breton has more than 36 years of experience in the environmental engineering field and has been responsible for the management of a wide selection of environmental engineering, permitting, regulatory compliance, environmental management, and occupational health and safety projects. Boivin joined GZA in 2000. Previous to his recent promotion he held the title of senior project manager within the Manchester office’s environmental, health, and safety practice group. His areas of specialization



include building demolition, redevelopment and renovation; environmental regulatory permitting; environmental compliance auditing; air quality engineering and monitoring; waste management; environmental site assessments; and contaminated sites.

Rhino PR Promotes Buonopane

South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations announced that Tania Buonopane has been promoted to account executive. In her new role, she will be responsible for writing press releases, securing media opportunities, and supporting the day-to-day operations of client programs for several Rhino PR clients. “Since joining Rhino PR in January, Tania has become an integral part of our team,” said Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, founder and principal of Rhino PR.


Cardoso Leads Healthcare Studio

ing design teams employing Lean Boston - Brad Cardoso, Design practices and applying adAIA, has joined Margulies Pervanced planning and architectural ruzzi Architects to lead the techniques. His current projects firm’s Healthcare Studio. In include work for Winchester Hosthis newly created role, he will pital and Reliant Medical Group. oversee the planning and design Prior to joining MPA, he of complex healthcare design was a senior project architect at projects, with a specific focus DiGiorgio Associates in Boston, on acute care environments and where he was responsible for ambulatory clinics. Cardoso successful delivery of acute care With extensive experihealthcare projects from planning ence and knowledge of policies, practices, and systems within the healthcare through construction. field, Cardoso will be responsible for lead-

Nitsch Welcomes Havan

Boston - Nitsch Engineering announced that Nick H. Havan, PE, PTOE, has joined its Transportation Department as senior traffic engineer. Havan has 26 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including 14 years with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. His ex-


pertise includes preparing traffic impact studies; integrating sustainable and multi-modal design elements; providing signal design; performing parking studies and analyses; providing way-finding design; preparing construction phase traffic and parking management plans; and performing peer reviews.

Dawson named Director

Quincy, MA - Paul Dawson has been named director of asset management at The Grossman Companies, Inc. of Quincy. The announcement was made by company president Louis J. Grossman. In the newly created position Dawson brings 25 years of experience in real estate asset management, development, and architecture / design to help manage and enhance the value of the company’s existing portfolio and execute value-added strategies on future acquisitions. Dawson is working closely with the company’s acquisitions, brokerage, and property management teams as well as third-party brokerage firms.



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High-Profile: Calendar Assisted Living Summit


October 3 Space With A Soul, 281 Summer Street, Boston The International Interior Design Association will present its 5th Annual Art Uncorked - a great way to kick off the fall season by viewing the amazing artwork of your talented architectural and design community as well as networking with your peers. For the second consecutive year, a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Extras for Creative Learning (EXCL), an organization that provides low or no cost supplies for teachers, parents, artists and other creative professionals by keeping tons of materials out of landfills. For more information please go to iidane.org.

September 11 Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton The Boston/SF News’s Assisted Living Real Estate Summit 2012 will provide an inside look at what’s shaping growth within the assisted living real estate and development fields, along with recent trends, opportunities and pitfalls. 7 a.m., registration and continental breakfast 7:15 - 7:50 a.m. networking 7:50. - 9:15 a.m. panel discussion For more information: www.bostonsf.com.


October 30 Seaport World Trade Center 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free Forum 2012: Transform: IT+Business+Yourself Get ready for EMC Forum 2012: This one-day conference aims to transform the way you see the future of IT, business – and yourself. Learn why cloud computing and virtualization are key to mastering the new IT realities. Find out how you can unlock the value in Big Data for your business. Discover the knowledge, skills, and support that will transform you to meet the challenges ahead. For more information: visit EMC.com.


October 3-4, 2012 ULI Headquarters, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC This comprehensive workshop covers all the essential elements of any construction project and includes an extensive appendix of construction-related documents. Registration: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Program: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days Lunch: 12 - 1 p.m. both days ULI Member: $650, nonmember: $750, government and nonprofit: $595 For more information and to register: www.uli.org

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Above and below: Retail building in progress


raintree, MA - Tishman Construction is in mid construction of a new 32,000sf Hyatt Place Restaurant and Retail Building. This is Phase Two of the redevelopment and expansion of the existing 10 acre hotel and retail site. The site, which was formerly the Sheraton Tara Hotel, is located directly across from the South Shore Plaza at the intersection of Routes 3 and 93. The overall project not only provides a major facelift for the 50+ year old hotel & retail complex but acts as a new gateway to the Town of Braintree. Along with the retail building, the redevelopment includes a 204 room Hyatt Place Hotel, and other new and existing retail outlets- see inside page ...24.


Hyatt Place with retail project in progress on right

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High-Profile Monthly: August 2012  

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

High-Profile Monthly: August 2012  

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