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Massachusetts Building Congress Hall of Fame Gala...pg. 7


New Balance World Headquarters- Architect Elkus Manfredi BRA OK;s $276 Million in New Projects...pg. 12

Metric Begins the Bay House - David M. White Architect...pg. 39

Pro Con Completes Aviv Expansion - KDA Architects...pg 19.

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The New LEED: LEED v4 By Suzanne Robinson

CT College New London Hall Celebrates Opening...pg. 37

Hurricane, Earthquake, Heatwave‌Oh My! by Peter Davey

Erland Completes E.M. Kennedy Ctr. Reno...pg. 33

AISC SteelDay Focus Residence Inn Designed by Group One Spaceworks Completes Two Projects BARNES Begins Steel Project

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Boston - ABX 2012 kicks off its inaugural year at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with an opening plenary session, “Speaking of Architecture,” featuring some of Peter Kuttner Boston’s top design Boston -The Massachusetts Building talent. Congress (MBC) recently held its sixth AnThis event brings together a diverse nual Hall of Fame gala. The new inductees set of Boston-area architects for a wideare Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Darmoranging discussion on design for Boston dy, Merlino & Co., LLP; and The Driscoll and the world. Agency. They join the other outstanding “Speaking of Architecture,” like firms who were recognized for their conthe conference overall, will appeal to artributions to the built environment and to the greater communities in which we live chitects, engineers, contractors, and other and work. building industry professionals from all Newly installed MBC president Ben Goldfarb congratulates outgoing president firm sizes and professional levels. Continued on page 8 John Cannistraro for his service at MBC. Moderated by Renée Loth, editor of ArchitectureBoston magazine and Robert Campbell FAIA, architecture critic at The Boston Globe, the panel includes Peter Kuttner FAIA, David Lee FAIA, Andrea Leers FAIA, William Rawn FAIA, and Nader Tehrani. Peter Kuttner is the president of Cambridge Seven Associates, a multidisciplinary firm that received the 1993 AIA Architecture Firm Award. David Lee is a partner at Stull and Lee, Boston, and a past president of the BSA. Currently he is an adjunct professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Representatives from Darmody, Merlino & Co. included (l-r): Larry Sexton, Dennis Andrea Leers is a principal of Leers Barbo, Robert Boyle, Joseph Fazuzza, and Michael Meyers.

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Wendy Gettleman, Dana-Farber’s senior director of planning, design, and construction, accepting the award for Dana Farber, the newest inductee to the MBC Hall of Fame.

Laura Cannistraro, of J. C. Cannistraro, and John Karras, of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger enjoying the reception. John and Laura are the co-chairs of the new 20:30 Club, the emerging leaders group of the MBC.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Cape Cod Lumber Breaks Ground Campanelli Const. CM, RKB Architects

Foundation Completed for Hotel Pro Con Architect and CM

Rendering of new Homewood Suites

Rendering of new Cape Cod Lumber facility Abington, MA Campanelli Construction, a division of Campanelli of Braintree, announced the groundbreaking of Cape Cod Lumber, Inc.’s new 136,858sf retail, warehouse, and office facility in Abington. Campanelli Construction is Cape Cod Lumber facility under construction the exclusive construction manager on this project. In addition, there will be four exteThe new project is only a short disrior rack-supported lumber storage sheds tance from Cape Cod Lumber’s existing constructed, totaling 32,800sf. facility, will serve as the company’s headCampanelli Construction has teamed quarters and operations center and will with RKB Architects of Braintree and encontain a convenient drive-through lumber gineers BARNES Buildings & Manageyard serving building professionals. ment Group, Inc. of Weymouth. The facility will include 13,970sf A completion date is set for late office, 116,888sf warehouse, and 6,000sf January 2013. retail space.

Middletown, RI – The foundation is complete and sitework is continuing 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 for the $8.2 million designbuild hotel project, which will be First Bristol’s sixth hotel in Massachusetts and R.I. The four-story, 72,500sf hotel will have 92 hotel rooms, with parking for 110 vehicles. The hotel will offer a variety of spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, with fully equipped kitchens, and for guests requiring larger accommodations, the hotel will offer a three-bedroom two-baths suite. The hotel will provide an elegant, yet comfortable home away from home

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atmosphere for the guests. The lodge area will feature the reception desk, snack shop, guest buffet, comfortable seating, and a conference room. The lodge will also offer a fitness room, an indoor pool, an outdoor sports court, a barbecue grill and patio area, and a guest laundry facility. Pro Con Inc began sitework on the project in May and has scheduled a March 2013 completion date for the project.


November, 2012


High-Profile: Facilites Development News

Vision 3 Celebrates Groundbreaking

Providence, RI Johnson & Wales University recently broke ground on its new parking structure in Providence. The six-story, 750-car, open parking structure will be located at the intersection of Richmond and Pine streets in the Down City Historic District. Ceremonial shovels were used by Joseph Caldeira, senior associate, Vision

View of new parking structure

l-r: Ceremonial shovels were used to commemorate the occasion by Joseph Caldeira, Sr. Assoc., Vision 3 Architects; Merlin DeConti Jr., Sr. VP of facilities management, Johnson & Wales University; Bradford Dimeo, President, Dimeo Construction; Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee; Mim Runey, Johnson & Wales Providence campus president; John Bowen, Johnson & Wales chancellor; Mayor Angel Tavares; and Arthur Stadig, VP and managing principal, Walker Parking Consultants.

3 Architects; Merlin DeConti Jr., senior vice president of facilities management, Johnson & Wales University; Bradford Dimeo, president, Dimeo Construction Co.; Governor Lincoln D. Chafee; Mim Runey, Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus president; John Bowen, Johnson & Wales University Chancellor; Mayor Angel Tavares; and Arthur Stadig, vice president and managing principal, Walker Parking Consultants to commemorate the occasion. In association with Walker Parking Consultants, Vision 3 Architects’ role as image architect includes exterior façade design, coordination of all permitting activities including the Providence DownCity District Review Commission approvals, coordination of sitework and landscape architecture, as well as design of the first-floor commercial space on Richmond Street.

Pegasystems Opens New HQ

Visnick and Caulfield, Architect; J. Calnan, GC

Cambridge, MA - Pegasystems Inc. moved from 101 Main Street in Cambridge to open its new corporate headquarters at One Rogers Street in Cambridge. One Rogers Street is a 252,000sf first-class office building that adjoins One Charles Park. It features modern design, detailed high-end finishes, a shared landscaped courtyard, and panoramic views of the Charles River. Visnick and Caulfield was the architect, and J. Calnan served as general contractor for the project. “We are excited to open our new corporate headquarters at One Rogers Street,” said Dan Ryan, vice president, real estate and facilities at Pegasystems. “Working with the Principal Group, our landlord,

One Rogers Street Visnick and Caulfield as architect and J. Calnan, our general contractor, we have created an office of the future in the heart of Cambridge.”

Photo correction

The rendering shown here was identified as One Channel Center on page 28 of our October issue. It is, in fact, a rendering of 25 Channel Center (to the left) and a section of 35 Channel Center (right). Construction of the first phase of the Channel Center project was completed in 2004 by construction manager A.J. Martini, Inc. for Beacon Capital Partners. The first phase involved the renovation of a former industrial building at 35 Channel to create 44 residential units, and the construction of 25 25-35 Channel Center Channel Center, a new, 13-story building creating 74 condominium units. The complex included an underground parking garage that spanned both buildings and 4,500sf retail and restaurant space.

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BRA OK’s $276 Million in New Projects Estimates 1,527 New Jobs

BU School of Law Expansion

Boston University Law School Rendering by Jose Luis Sert Boston - The BRA Board unani- School above the existing one-story Cenmously gave final approval for the $172 tral Boiler Plant building. The Law School million expansion and addition to the Bos- rehab and expansion will make room for ton University School of Law complex lo- formal and informal student social space, cated at 765 Commonwealth Avenue. The a dining area, group study facilities, and construction will create learning and study the expansion of the school’s professional space and update outdated facilities. education programs. The iconic 18-story Boston UniverProject construction is slated to besity Law School designed by Jose Luis Sert gin in winter 2012-2013 with completion was built in 1964. Boston University’s expected for fall 2015. The project was plans call for the rehabilitation of the ex- previously approved under Boston Univeristing Law School exterior and renovation sity’s 2000-2010 Institutional Master Plan. of its 150,000sf interior. The proposal also The board’s approval reflects recent revicalls for an approximately 95,000sf, 96- sions to the project. foot addition on the west side of the Law

North Bennet Street School

Boston - The BRA Board unanimously approved the rehabilitation of two buildings in the North End to serve as the home of the North Bennet Street School, a nationally recognized center for fine craftsmanship. The school will rehabilitate 61,00sf in 130-140 Richmond Street and 152 North Street and add a two-story, 4,000sf link to an existing low-rise facility at 150 North Street. The connecting building will house classrooms and public education areas. The North Bennet Street School will also make improvements to Richmond Street and North Street. The school will share programming space and educational opportunities, a gallery, and more with the community.

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Boston - The BRA Board unanimously approved $1.8 million, resulting from the construction of the W Boston Hotel and Residences, to be used for the creation of affordable housing. The monies from the recently completed building in the theater district will help finance approximately 145 affordable units at nearby Parcel 24 bounded by Kneeland, Hudson, and Albany streets. The $120 million project planned for Parcel 24 is being developed by New

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BRA OK’s New Projects

Hotel for New Brighton Landing

New Brighton Landing New Balance

Allston/Brighton - The BRA Board unanimously approved a 140-175 key hotel with 75 parking spaces next to the future New Balance World Headquarters. Previously, the BRA Board unanimously approved office space, a sports complex, a commuter rail station, retail, restaurants, and open space as part of the New Brighton Landing project. New Balance’s goal is to create a

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi Architects

corridor of renewed activity along Guest Street through public infrastructure improvements, new jobs, and public, open space to promote health and wellness. The development team is composed of New Balance, Elkus Manfredi Architects, Goodwin Procter, Howard/SteinHudson, Inc., Carol R. Johnson, Inc., Beals Associates, and Epsilon Associates.

Housing for 1085 Boylston St.

Boston - The BRA Board unanimously approved a six-story residential building with 30 rental units, 18 parking spaces, and a green roof for 1085 Boylston Street, a parking lot one block from Massachusetts Avenue and

Boylston Street. The BRA Board approval is contingent upon design review approval. The development team is Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation and Developmental Resources.

New Housing for Jamaica Plain

Olmsted Place - New Housing for Jamaica Plain The BRA Board unanimously approved new housing for South Huntington Avenue. The 196-unit building will add new family and affordable living options in Jamaica Plain. Olmsted Place is a $75 million project at 161 South Huntington Avenue that replaces the former location of the Home for Little Wanderers. The 253,00sf building will have a four-story and five-story component with a unit mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedrooms, including 30 affordable units. The project includes 156 parking spaces of which 147 are par-

Rendering by architect ADD Inc.

tially below grade and nine at grade. The project is moving forward after an extensive community process. As a result of neighborhood stakeholder input, the developer changed the project’s massing, decreased parking in front of the building, and increased the number of three-bedroom units and the number of affordable units. Olmsted Place is being developed by Boston Residential Group LLC with architect ADD Inc. The project will create 225 construction jobs and is anticipated to break ground in April 2013, with an estimated 18-month construction period.

New Housing for South Boston

Gate of Heaven gymnasium building

Boston - The BRA Board unanimously approved new housing for the vacant Gate of Heaven gymnasium building at 616 East Fourth Street in South Boston. The $6 million project will breathe new life into an unused building and complement the reuse of the neighboring Gate of Heaven rectory building. The existing 10,474sf Gate of Heaven gymnasium will be converted into a four-story residential building with 24 units, including three affordable units.

Rendering by architect, French Architects, Inc.

The project includes 21 parking spaces located in a garage below the building, six of which are located within the adjacent rectory building garage. The building will have entrances on East Fourth Street and I Street. The development team consists of the developer, Cronin Group, LLC, and architect, French Architects, Inc. Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2013 with an estimated completion date of March 2014.


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Boston - Located at 320 Summer Street within Boston’s Innovation District, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. (SG&A) is designing a first-class, approximately 100,000sf headquarters for remote desktop company LogMeIn, Inc. The company is making the move from its current location at Unicorn Park in Woburn to this rapidly developing area of Boston in February 2013. A former textile mill, the brick and beam site LogMeIn chose to house its new headquarters is comprised of eight levels, including a dramatic mezzanine level. The design program accommodates a maximum capacity of 500 employees through


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Reception area

the use of efficient floor and workstation planning, made more efficient by LogMeIn’s policy of no enclosed offices. This open environment is supported

Roof deck

The open environment is supported by meeting rooms and open collaboration spaces


by many various types of meeting rooms and open collaboration spaces, encouraging the company’s culture and core concept of connectivity. Employees and guests are greeted by a video feature wall, which displays largescale versions of the company’s business card next to a photo of the employee. The image and text run in a loop and feature all staff, immediately connecting visitors to employees and employees to each other. Also off the reception area is a three-

story atrium that leads to the mezzanine and café levels, encouraging both visitors and employees to engage with the space. The café is 4,000sf, accommodating 185 seated employees, and is fully transformable to house both small meetings, large conferences, and every event in-between. Topping off this design is an approximately 5,000sf roof deck with sweeping views of the Boston skyline designed by landscape architects Carol R. Johnson and Associates.

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Groundbreaking for Water Plant Renos Joint Venture of AECOM and Nickerson

Newport, RI The city of Newport held a groundbreaking ceremony recently with local and state officials to mark the start of construction of a new Lawton Valley Water Treatment Plant in Portsmouth and upgrades to the treatment processes at the Station Residence Inn by Marriott Fenway ­Boston No. 1 Water Treatment (l-r): Carol Rego, CDM Smith; Brian Daly, Joint Venture of Plant in Newport. AECOM/CH Nickerson; Julia Forgue, director of utilities, city sign teams to a group of Boston-area archiThe event was tects and engineers. The event concluded held at the Station No. of Newport; Henry Winthrop, mayor of Newport; M. Teresa with jobsite tours of the hotel currently un- 1 Water Treatment Paiva Weed, R.I. senate president; Anthony Simeone, executive director, R.I. Clean Water Finance Agency der construction. Plant in Newport. Residence Inn by Marriott Fenwaymillion gallons of water every day. It will The Newport Boston is an eight-story, extended-stay hotel City Council awarded a design-build con- undergo a full demolition and will be rewith 175 guest rooms. It features a custom tract valued at $67 million for the water placed by a more efficient facility with the lobby, custom guestrooms, restaurant treatment plant improvements to the joint same capacity. lease space, retail lease space, rooftop venture of Wakefield, Mass.-based AEThe upgrades at both facilities will terrace, indoor swimming pool open to COM and Torrington, Conn.-based C.H. incorporate an advanced water treatment the rooftop terrace, fitness center, meet- Nickerson & Co. Assisting in the oversight process using granular activated carbon ing room, extensive green roof, and be- of the project as the city’s advisor is the en- contactors, which will remove organics low-grade parking for 50 cars. The hotel gineering firm CDM Smith Inc. The proj- from the water as well as improve the aesis under construction with an anticipated ect includes the design and construction of thetic quality in terms of taste and odor. completion date of May 2013. a new Lawton Valley water treatment plant Once completed, the Newport water treatThe project team includes owner/ and improvements to the Station No. 1 wa- ment plants will be the only facilities in developer Boylston Properties; archi- ter treatment plant. These new facilities are Rhode Island to have advanced treatment. tect Group One Partners, Inc.; general scheduled to be in service by December 31, C.H. Nickerson’s construction plans contractor John Moriarty & Associates 2014. will allow both facilities to remain fully and structural engineer McNamara/ The Lawton Valley Water Treat- operational even as the extensive renovaSteelDay participants included Antonino Donato Salvia, Inc. ment Plant is currently designed to treat 7 tions are under way. and Kelli Morgan of Group One Partners


Boston - The Residence Inn by Marriott Fenway-Boston hotel, designed by Group One Partners, Inc., was selected by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as the focus of its SteelDay event series held in September at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. The hotel was recognized for its use of the Girder-Slab System and D-Beam that allows for low floor-to-floor height requirements for multi-story residential buildings. This enabled Group One Partners to add an additional floor to the Boston high-rise. “We’re honored to be acknowledged by the AISC for our innovative use of steel in the design of this new hotel,” says Antonino Donato AIA, senior project manager/designer for Group One Partners, Inc. The SteelDay event kicked off with presentations by the hotel owner and de-


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High-Profile: Facilites Development News

Wessling Joins So Shore Habitat

Spaceworks Completes Two Projects

Boston - Spaceworks Architectural Interiors of Boston has recently completed a 5,000sf pilot project by Iron Mountain at its headquarters at 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston. The project is testing the flexible, quiet, and 100% reusable wall and glass front product in consideration for upcoming projects and renovations. The project took place over an accelerated three-week schedule. Back row (l-r): Dean Howard, Kaarlo Maki, Mat Spinola, Nick Paolucci. Front Row Iron Mountain is currently testing the (l-r): John Ballerino, Matthew Maki, Kate McNulty, Steffie Ross, Joan Costello, product for ease of installation, flexibility Tracy Cristiani, and Ron Galvin in the field, and user satisfaction with the Norwell, MA - Wessling Architects, the South Shore Habitat staff for build day acoustical properties. Successful thus far, staff, family, and friends recently joined at 259 Circuit Street, Norwell. Spaceworks has recently been awarded a second project in the same facility. The architect is Margulies Perruzzi Architects, Boston. The contractor is R.W. Hyde Construction, Belmont. The projects are managed by Iron Mountain’s real estate Falmouth, ME - Gawron group and Jones Lang Lasalle – Property Turgeon Ar­chitects designed Management. the interior fit out of The Bank Spaceof Maine’s new full-service works Arbanking center at The Shops at chitectural Falmouth Village, located on Interiors also Route 1 in Falmouth. recently comConstructed by Risbara pleted the inBrothers in only eight weeks, stallation of this 2,600sf space is made up architectural of a retail branch and mortgage glass walls and loan offices. and doors in Bank of Maine - View of redesigned interior Gawron Turgeon ArchiUMass Amtects designed the interiors to herst’s Colsoffets and bright wall colors mim­ic the have The Bank of Maine’s branding in- bank’s Mainescape logo. Flexible, quiet, and 100% lege of Natucorporated into the design: cur­vilinear reusable wall and glass ral Sciences New Laborafront being tested.

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Bayside “Y” Renovations

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Exterior rendering of new YMCA Barrington, RI – Vision 3 Architects members. designed the new 12,000sf addition and The project also includes interior renovations to the existing 36,000sf facil- renovations to the existing building and ity for the Bayside YMCA in Barrington. redevelopment of the site. The facility is Demolition of the existing pool and scheduled to remain open throughout the locker room is proceeding, to make way for 10 month construction period. the pool addition. The addition will include New England Construction is the a six-lane lap pool and family play area, as construction manager, and construction is well as locker rooms and lounge space for expected to be completed in May 2013.

Essex Awarded Tenant Build-Out

Medford, MA - Berenson Associates has awarded Essex Builders of Westwood a contract to complete landlord improvements at the location of the former Outback Steakhouse in their Fellsway Plaza property in Medford, Massachusetts. The work entails subdividing the

7,500sf space for three new tenants: Weight Watchers; Massage Envy, and European Wax Center. “We are pleased to welcome three new businesses to Fellsway Plaza,” stated Gene O’Brien, a vice president with Berenson Associates.

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Pro Con Completes Aviv Expansion Peabody, MA – Pro Con Inc, of Manchester, N.H., has completed the Aviv Centers for Living 124,000sf expansion project at 240 Lynnfield Street. KDA Architects of Voorhees, N.J. was the project architect, and Pro Con Inc was the construction manager. Koningisor, Luciano & Associates of Framingham managed the project. The new $35 million building, which enables Aviv Centers for Living to support a broad continuum of care and offer centralized healthcare and administration in one location, is called the Waldfogel Health Center. The energy-efficient building expansion was designed and built to attain LEED silver. As part of the initial site work, rock ledge at the site was crushed and re-used as structural fill. The building’s sustainable design features include a white roof

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High-Profile: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Medical Ctr. Facility Breaks Ground Campanelli Const. CM

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Norwell, MA - Campanelli Construction of Braintree recently broke ground on the new South Shore Medical Center facility. The 80,000sf medical building located on Longwater Drive in Norwell is expected to open in late 2013 and will consolidate South Shore Medical Center’s existing Norwell office and its Weymouth facility into one location. The facility will be the anchor of a planned medical campus situated in Assinippi Park in Norwell.

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

The New LEED: LEED v4

not a problem. Finding a specific lowBy Suzanne Robinson Have you heard of LEED? At a re- VOC adhesive option would take days of cent family reunion research even five years ago, now, not a I was surprised how problem. LEED has become familiar and many of my relatives relatively easy. It could be argued that we knew about the green have become complacent with LEED. Is building rating sys- it time for a change? Are the proposed tem. So I’m going to changes in LEED v4 too much? I remember a slide in a marketing go out on a limb and bet you have too. I’ll PowerPoint the USGBC published years even hazard a guess ago, and long gone. It made the point that that the terms FSC, LEED was intended for the top-performSuzanne Robinson OPR, and VOC* are ing buildings. The top 10%, if I remember familiar popularized correctly. The USGBC’s intent of LEED was never to have every building be cerin part by the LEED rating system. There have been several iterations tified. The intent of LEED was market of LEED over the years. Take the first transformation – to continuously raise the LEED rating system, LEED for New bar. Has the market transformed? You bet! Material options, low-flow plumbConstruction and Major Renovation, aka LEED-NC. It started out as LEED-NC ing fixtures, and consideration of passive v2.0. If was followed by a v2.1 and a v2.2 design strategies (i.e. daylight harvesting) before we landed at the current LEED-NC are all more prolific than 12 years ago v3 (aka LEED-NC 2009). The new versions were issued to keep up with To say there are some changes reference standards, for example to the LEED rating system is an changing from ASHRAE 90.1-2004 understatement. to ASHRAE 90.1-2007, and adjusting the credits here and there, but nothing too drastic. All the changes were when LEED first entered the market. Not only have the product options changed relatively modest and quickly accepted. Enter LEED v4, the newest update but design and construction approach has to the LEED rating systems. It was origi- changed too. At the core of LEED is intenally called LEED 2012, except it’s still in grated design. For example, as MEP engineers, the works and won’t be released until next year, so it has been rebranded to LEED v4. you can give us an architectural design and As part of its consensus-based process, the space program and tell us to put in a system USGBC goes through a series of public that works. No problem, we’re engineers, comment periods before the final LEED we can always find a solution. But is this rating system is published. And, boy, did the best solution for the project? Would we the public speak. Individuals and lobby- have done things differently? Do we have ists alike voiced concerns. To say there are suggestions that could have reduced our some changes to the LEED rating system is load calculations and improved the building’s performance? You bet, and LEED has an understatement. There are more brand-new credits in- opened the door for a more collaborative troduced than old ones being updated. In approach in early design. This new version of LEED aims all the previous versions of LEED, there were always five main sections (site, wa- to provide the second wave of market ter, energy, materials, and indoor environ- transformation. Is it going to be challengmental quality), and now there will be three ing? You bet. Is it going to be a bumpy more (integrative process, locations and road? Yup. The USGBC addresses these transportation, and performance). There concerns in part by allowing projects to are more rating systems to choose from. choose between LEED v3 and v4 until Data Centers, Warehouses & Distribution June 2015. LEED isn’t perfect, but the Centers, and Hospitality are all being add- whole point of LEED is to provide that ed to the LEED roster of rating systems for necessary paradigm shift in the market new commercial buildings. And there are a to allow us to be the environmental stewslew of new terms to become familiar with ards we need to be for future generations. and learn: SAN, MLO, EPD, sDA*, just to Personally, I think the protests only go to show that LEED is on the right track. If name a few. This is a lot of change. Some of it was easy we’d all be doing it. And one the public sentiment was that this was day, hopefully, we all will. Suzanne Robinson PE LEED AP too much too fast. Instead, keep the steps small and gradual like it was with the pre- BD+C heads the sustainability departvious versions of LEED. For most of us in ment at Vanderweil Engineers. Vanderweil the building industry, LEED has become joined the USGBC in 1999 and has worked familiar. If a project is pursuing LEED, on 85, official LEED certified projects.

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by Stephanie Goldberg lmost exactly one year ago today we wrote an article about test fits for biotechnology. Focussing on how Revit can assist in the analysis of space, our article demonstrated how, through BIM software, we can develop simultaneously plans, 3D space and program. Since then, our office has continued to work with clients on multiple such test fits, often recreating their spaces in three or four different locations. InterestStephanie Goldberg ingly, this opportunity has allowed us to see how the expression of a company’s vision is transformed through its location, from one property to the next. In some locations, the change is simple, rooms cannot fit properly, or there is too much space. However, something more fundamental is happening through these iterations; the insertion of the project in different locations changes the fundamental organizational expression of the company by altering the way in which the parts of the program interact, thus assisting the client in solidifying their vision for the future. The desire on our client’s side to see their spaces in multiple locations has increased for us. This has come from two angles. First, brokers have recommended the client to test three or four locations.

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Axonometric view showing the interrelationship of the program and the desire for transparency from lab to office. Second, the potential client has come forward and requested one or two additional reviews, often at their expense. The rewards are great: confidence in the selected location stems from broader experience. A much clearer sense of how the company sees itself both from a functional/interactive standpoint and as an expression of identity develops from multiple analyses. Recently, we had the opportunity to conduct test fits for a company contemplating very different locations, one in Cambridge and the other in the western sub-

urbs. By using Revit, we were quickly able to analyze the spaces and generate plans and program. By harnessing the data aspect of the software, we were able to spend more time looking at the relationship between various aspects of the space. From the client’s side, there was a strong desire to have transparency through the labs and from office to open office, promoting collaboration and a sharing of resources. As well, the need for proximity of office to lab was essential, as write-ups and analyses were conducted at desks, not within the lab

space itself. What we found: that though the footprints of the two options were similar, the location of the core elements (elevators, mechanicals spaces) influenced the relationship of the rooms. The client and broker were able to look at these spaces not only from a cost perspective, but from how the interrelationship of the labs and offices functioned. Taking the step to signing the lease was made more secure knowing that the essential interactivity of the parts was preferred in the selected space and that needed proximities were retained. We have moved on to develop the design with the client within their selected location. The lessons learned about the company and their priorities for their headquarters informs the design and reinforces the interaction of programmatic elements, giving the team a head start. Though the design has changed shape in the ensuing months, the vision has remained intact. The value of iterative test fits is further proved in the continued design of the selected location. By looking at a project from different angles and perspective, what is important to a client becomes clear as the team can analyze the strengths of each location. These lessons carry through from the test fit stage to the completion of the project, informing decisions and leading to a better project. Stephanie Goldberg AIA LEED BC+D is president of Lab / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc., a Boston-based laboratory architecture firm.

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Hurricane, Earthquake, Heatwave…Oh My!

by Peter J. Davey While I was writing this article, the local news report indicates Hurricane Sandy, currently off the coast of Florida, is expected to travel north, increase in strength, and have major impact upon the Northeast corridor. Arriving on or near Halloween, this massive hybrid storm is colloquially being referred to as “Frankenstorm,” and meteorologists are warning Northeast residents to prepare for high winds, Peter Davey heavy rain, possible snow, and the associated damage that they deliver. Having felt the earth move beneath our feet with an earthquake earlier this October, New Englanders are increasing demand for security and glass retention window films. Facilities and business continuity managers are securing their properties in an effort to mitigate potential damage resulting from high winds and violent weather. Security window films were initially developed to address international concerns regarding terrorist activity and for the less publicized, yet highly destructive, vandalism. A low-profile, high-performance measure of security, security window films are tough, shatter-resistant films that help hold glass together during severe

If your building is already equipped can corrode over time in moist conditions weather, smash-and-grab crime, and explowith low-e windows, a quality window film and can interfere with cell phone signals sions. Compared to the expense of glass re- can still be applied to enhance their perfor- and Wi-Fi transmissions. Although warmer summers, colder placement, a security window film retrofit mance. A low-e window can block up to 90 is an affordable option for improved safe- percent of UV radiation. After an installa- winters, and potentially damaging storms ty. Repercussions of not installing security tion the same window can block more than are increasing demand, a commitment window film can be costly. Revenue loss 99% of the UV radiation that contributes to install security and solar control window films should be a priority – changing due to production stoppage and delayed New England weather inweather patterns or not. The energy conreturn of employees, customers, and ocservation and safety benefits gained from a cupants warrant the investment. Mini- creases demand for safety, security, quick, clean, quality window film installamizing costs related to personal injuries and solar control window films. and repairs to damaged property surely tion that brings a rapid return on investment should provide more than enough incentive justify the purchase. An installation of safety window film increases the probabil- to a building’s heat gain and loss. Some to invest. For large commercial projects, a films qualify for LEED credits, and instal- knowledgeable window film dealer should ity of a rapid return to business as usual. Changing weather patterns and lon- lations can pay for themselves within three have access to sophisticated energy analyger and more intense heat waves have led years and sooner as energy costs continue sis software that can accurately predict energy usage and savings before and after property owners and managers to react by to rise. There are a variety of applications a specific window film installation. For improving their building’s energy efficiency through the application of quality solar for window film, including energy conser- those who are still procrastinating, perhaps control window films. An application of in- vation, safety and security, privacy, glare a dose of old-fashioned common sense is sulating, low-e window films conserves en- reduction, as well as designer and archi- in order…better safe than sorry. Peter J. Davey is president of Ameriergy and reduces heat gain and loss through tectural film options. Additionally, low windows all year long – substantially re- reflectivity and high clarity, non-metallic can Window Film, Inc. ducing HVAC expense. Some low-e films window films are also available. Metals manufactured using wavelength-selective metals, which block more of the solar spectrum than conventional metals and can reduce air conditioning costs by blocking up Bridgeport, to 73% of the sun’s heat in warmer months. CT Dunking the In colder months, they reduce heat loss by boss can be a chariup to 30%. Their construction enables their table act, especially metal coating to reflect more interior room when it helps raise heat back into the room. Comfort is thus funds for a great improved by a reduction in temperature cause. That was the fluctuations and drafts. goal behind Viking Construction’s recent “dunk tank” fundraiser for the Inspirica homeless shelter in Bridgel-r Jason T. Shaplen., Anthony Gaglio, Sr. and port. Anthony Gaglio, Jr. Employees and guests raised more AIDS, and mental illness. than $2,700 in exchange for the chance Anthony Gaglio, Sr., Viking presto soak managers and supervisors with- ident and CEO, and Anthony Gaglio, out payback. Jr., Viking project manager delivered Inspirca, formerly St. Luke’s Life- the donation to Inspirica CEO Jason T. Works, assists individuals and families Shaplen. who are affected by homelessness, HIV/

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Ever-Expanding Portfolio of Higher Education Projects “A lot of people don’t realize just how extensive our higher education portfolio is,” says Mike Kolakowski, KBE President and CEO. “We have been building college and university facilities for the last twenty years – it’s one of the best kept secrets about us. But the experience is there…and it’s paid off with a lot of repeat work for us.”

KBE Building Corporation is proud of its close ties to higher education. The employees joke that if you placed in one location every academic building, residence hall, student union, athletic center, and administrative facility that the firm has built on campuses across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, you might have the largest campus in the country.

YoU MAY NoT KNoW… KBE has been owned by Mike Kolakowski, Eric Brown, and Simon Etzel since 2007. Educational construction projects represent the largest market in KBE’s $300 million portfolio. KBE has offices in Farmington, CT and Columbia, MD to better serve all of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The average KBE employee has been with KBE for at least ten years. Many senior employees have been employed by KBE for more than 25 years. Last year, KBE’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference initiative donated more than $22,000 and 2,400 hours of community service to organizations throughout Connecticut and Maryland.


KBE has constructed higher education projects on campuses throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Maryland. Its recent projects have included the construction and renovation of dining halls, athletic centers, residence halls, academic buildings, administrative facilities, laboratories, garages, student unions, animal barns, horticulture facilities, and even boathouses. Literally leaving no stone unturned, KBE has also constructed such campus necessities as parking lots and roadways, code upgrades, mold and hazmat abatement, utility/IT infrastructure, site work, and site infrastructure. Over the last 15 years, KBE has built more than 2 million square feet of facilities on 15 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic campuses, totaling $400,000,000 in construction costs. Even with this impressive array of projects, KBE is not typically a company that completes a project and moves on to the next campus. The firm’s preconstruction, support, and construction professionals pride themselves on creating long-lasting relationships with the staff and faculty of each college or university, coming back time and time again to perform maintenance or to complete other renovations and additions. Building strong relationships with the area’s trade contractors is another point of pride. In Connecticut alone, KBE has completed nine projects at the University of Bridgeport, eight at the University of Connecticut, seven at Wesleyan University and Eastern Connecticut State University, six projects for Western Connecticut State University, two at the University of Hartford, and more than 250 projects for Connecticut College. In Maryland, KBE has completed five projects at St. Mary’s College and two at the University of Maryland. KBE has also made a name for itself in higher education by introducing Asset Reinvestment, a KBE initiative designed to improve deferred maintenance. Deferred maintenance is one of the least glamorous, but most pressing, issues facing college and university facility managers today.

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UNIvERSITY oF CoNNECTICUT Renovations at McMahon Dining Hall were completed this August. The 14,000 square foot, $7.1 million project includes a 5,500 square foot addition and comprehensive renovations to create a new dining facility with all new kitchen equipment. The project was designed by PCA. This is KBE’s eighth project for the University. Past projects include Hilltop Residence Hall, the award-winning renovation and addition to the Student Union, and code upgrades to more than 50 buildings on the Storrs campus and three satellite campuses.

HooD CoLLEGE KBE has been working with Hood College since 2009 on an extensive, $20 million, campus-wide facilities improvement program. The second phase included construction of six new tennis courts and renovations to the College’s Aquatic Center, which was completed in August of 2012, with KBE’s design-build partner, The Design Collective. KBE also established an endowment fund to partially support a head tennis coach position at Hood College. KBE will be donating $25,000 over five years to the fund.

CoNNECTICUT CoLLEGE The $17 million Science Center at Connecticut College’s historic New London Hall renovated the 26,000 square foot building and added a 10,000 square foot addition. The new life and computer sciences center includes classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, a modernized greenhouse, and an Electron Microscopy Suite. Forty-five geothermal wells provide 100% of the building’s heating and cooling needs. The project is pursuing LEED Gold. KBE and Payette Architects met the highly accelerated schedule – a 44-month design and construction schedule compressed to just 26 months.

Not surprisingly, therefore, maintenance and enhancement projects at existing facilities are very difficult to get funded, although they are extremely vital to creating a strong campus aesthetic that attracts students. KBE’s Asset Reinvestment program groups together multiple facilities improvement projects into a single, linear building program that is not only easier to fund, but can often be completed over summer break. Currently, KBE is completing Asset Reinvestment projects at Connecticut College in New London, Hood College in Frederick, MD, and the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT.

UNIvERSITY oF RHoDE ISLAND KBE recently completed the $32.8 million Hillside Residence Hall at University of Rhode Island. Designed by Lerner | Ladds + Bartels, the striking, five-story, 97,618 square foot residence hall provides 429 beds, multi-purpose spaces, classrooms, and residential life offices. Designed for LEED Silver certification, the facility features solar water heating system, radiant heating, green roofing, recycled building materials, and reclaimed rain water for the surrounding gardens.

Another important aspect of KBE’s philosophy is its commitment to “green” construction. KBE and its design partners routinely collaborate with colleges or universities to design projects that meet LEED certification standards or other sustainable design standards. In the past six months, the firm has completed major projects at five campuses in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maryland, including: • McMahon Dining Hall at the University of Connecticut;

• Huntsinger Aquatic and Tennis Center and dining hall renovations at Hood College in Frederick, MD; • the new Science Center at Connecticut College in New London;

• Hillside Residence Hall at the University of Rhode Island; and

• Renovations to the Recreation Center at Rhode Island College. KBE’s employees are very proud of the collegiate additions, renovations, and deferred maintenance upgrades they’ve completed throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Maryland. Even if their collective work would not constitute the largest campus in the country, they like to think it would be the most impressive.

RHoDE ISLAND CoLLEGE KBE also completed life safety upgrades to the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Union Hall. The $1.9 million project included a new fire alarm system, new sprinkler system, fire door replacement, stair guard rail, and new ceilings. The work also included architectural renovations to the commuter lounge, replacements of emergency lighting and exit signs, and asbestos abatement. The facility remained partially occupied throughout the construction, and the upgrades were completed in May.


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Russells Mills Station Completed

Dartmouth, MA - Alterations to the Russells Mills Fire Station in Dartmouth has been completed. Coletta Contracting Co. Inc. of Pawtucket, R.I. acted as general contractor for the $1.03 million project. The architect was Keenan + Kenny Architects, Ltd. of Falmouth, Mass. The project was started in October 2011, and comple-

Under construction tion date was August 30, 2012. Members of the project team included owner: Prudential Committee, Dartmouth Fire District 2; owner’s rep: Bernie McKernan & William Reich; civil engineers: Prime Engineering, Inc., Lakeville; structural engineers: Lin Associates,

Russells Mills Fire Station Inc., Brighton; MEP: Griffith & Vary, Inc., Wareham. Subcontractors included: sitework/ septic system: AO Construction, Inc.; concrete supplier: Preferred Concrete Corporation; foundations: S&S Concrete Form Construction, Inc.; concrete slab/pads: John Oliveira & Sons Stamped Concrete; masonry: DP Masonry, Inc.; metals: Westbay Welding & Fabrication, Inc. Roofing, flashing, gutters, and downspouts: Belcour Corporation; insulation: Greenville Insulation, Inc.; door and frame supplier: Horner Commercial Sales; flooring: Santangelo Flooring; painting: Precise Painting, Inc.; plumbing: Compass Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; HVAC: G & H Cooling & Heating, Inc; electrical: Mello Electrical Co., Inc.

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November, 2012


High-Profile Feature: Union Block


Union Block Retrofit Completed

laremont, NH - Construction of a complete energy retrofit for a historic landmark in Claremont has recently been completed and already seen throughout New Hampshire as a model on how to preserve buildings that are a part of the state’s history. Union Block Building was built in 1888 with a commercial design, replacing Brown’s Wooden Block, which burnt in 1879. Recently, Union Block has become the heart of redeveloping the town’s commercial center. With 36,000sf of historic commercial and residential space it became evident to the owner that in order to attract and retain tenants there were substantial improvements needed. The project was overseen by the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources and an architectural historian, funded through grants and loans by the Community Development Finance Authority. The project was managed by Bruss Construction and Integrated Business Energy Associates (IBEA). The framework for the project was provided through an energy audit by the Jordan Institute. This work formed the Basis of Design provided to the design team headed by White/Laurin Architects. IBEA performed measurement and verification services on the building, and Bruss Construction managed and implemented the energy-efficiency measures set out in the proposal. The building remained operation-

Bruss Construction, IBEA Team Up

al throughout the entire six month process. The retrofit improvements to the envelope included: installing new low-e insulated glass and doors at some of the storefront, refurbishing a historic skylight with low-e insulated glass, adding spray foam and blown-in cellulose to the attic for an Rvalue of 60, and air sealing the basement. HVAC work included adding mechanical ventilation and solar thermal hot water system. The most significant part of the project involved changing the heating system from a one-zone steam system to a multi-zone forced hot water system, fired by wood pellet boilers This project is a positive example of how to improve occupant health, safety,

Union Block..1907 and comfort and is serving as a model to other historic buildings in the area. Completion of the work recognized a 60% energy savings, and a 75% energy cost savings all while keeping Union Block a historic center to Claremont’s business district. The project team included construction managers: Bruss Construction; energy verification: Integrated Building Energy Associates; owner rep: Jordon Institute; mechanical engineering: Yeaton Associates; bio mass: Froling, LLC; mechanical contractor: Granite State Plumbing and Heating; engineer: Steffensen Engineering Associates; architects: Stuart White and David Laurin from White Laurin Architects; and solar hot water: HB Energy Solutions.

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November, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

KIPP Academy Relocates

St. Martin’s House Dedicated Designed by ARC, Advanced Building Concepts CM

St. Martin’s House at Portsmouth Abbey School Portsmouth, RI ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge announced that a Exterior view of KIPP Academy Lynn dedication ceremony for the opening of the new, $5.7 million St. Martin’s House at Lynn, MA - KIPP Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, Academy Lynn, a free, openwas held on recently. enrollment public charter Designed by ARC and constructed school helping students in by Middletown, R.I.-based Advanced underserved communities, Building Concepts, the 27,000sf St. Marrecently completed the retin’s House is a student residence for boys, location into its newly concontaining 30 student beds and three facstructed facility on High ulty residence units organized in a central Rock Street in Lynn. corridor style. A large common room and DPM provided comcentral study area have quickly become an prehensive FF&E coordinaimportant community space for the boys in tion and move management St. Martin’s and neighboring dorms. services to assist with the The new library The shingle-style exterior and copspecification, procurement, per roof respects the local New England and installation of new furnination of the relocation to the new facility village vernacular and references the existture, fixtures, and equipment, and coordi- on High Rock Street. ing architectural style of the campus, and

its placement opposite St. Brigid’s House, also designed by ARC and constructed in 2007, reinforces the concept of a “campus green” at the heart of the residential campus. The new dormitory uses solar panels on the roof to provide anywhere from 60%to 100% of its hot water needs, and any excess hot water is used to offset the demands of the high-efficiency boiler and the campus laundry facility located in the building basement. Other sustainable features include a super-insulated building envelope that will reduce heating loads by up to 30% below required levels, water-efficient toilets, and Energy Star appliances. Construction began in July 2010, faculty moved in this summer, and the dorm welcomed the first students at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year.

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November, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

Brown University Renovations Providence, RI - BOND of Everett, Mass. has been selected to provide construction management services for the comprehensive renovation of Brown University’s Barus and Holley Building and Prince Laboratory. Serving the university’s engineering and physics departments, the Barus and Holley Building and Prince Laboratory

BOND CM, Imai Keller Moore Architect

will receive critical infrastructure upgrades – including new switchgear, cooling towers, chillers, heat exchangers, boilers, air handling units, and exhaust fans – that will extend their capacity to support the sensitive ongoing research carried out by staff and students. The project’s scope also includes the installation of a new fire alarm system and the modernization of two existing elevators. Using an integrated project delivery (IPD) method, BOND will work closely with Brown University, architect Imai Keller Moore, engineer WSP Flack + Kurtz, and electrical and mechanical subcontractors to develop a detailed sequencing and phasing plan that will maintain 24x7 operability in the buildings’ laboratories, while minimizing disruption to other adjacent departments. Dedicated in June 1965, the seven-story, 220,000sf Barus and The seven story building houses the engineering Holley Building houses the uniand physics departments

Erland Completes Student Hall

Above and right: Brown University’s Barus & Holley Building versity’s engineering and physics departments, including 117 laboratories, 150 offices, and classroom and lecture hall space. The two-story Prince Laboratory, built in 1962, contains research space, a machine shop, and offices. Their renovation will assist Brown in achieving long-term master plan goals.

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Deerfield, MA Erland Construction of Burlington recently completed a new 22,000sf student/ faculty residence hall for Deerfield Academy. Teaming with ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, Erland completed the new dormitory New Deerfield Academy residence hall hall in early August 2012. spouts. Several sustainable components This two-story, woodframed structure features three faculty were also incorporated into this building, apartments and 30 single bedrooms for including photovoltaic solar panels, low students. The new residence hall also VOC paint and adhesives, solar hot water has common rooms on each floor, a system, and open cell foam insulation. Deerfield Academy is an indegame room, and four bathrooms. Premium finishes include quarter pendent secondary school committed to sawn maple trim and a slate roof with high standards of scholarship, citizencopper flashings, gutters, and down- ship, and personal responsibility.

Three Projects Complete, Three Begin

Boston - After wrapping up three academic projects this summer at Smith College and Northeastern University, JM Coull has continued on at Northeastern with renovation projects in the Mugar Life Sciences Building. The summer projects at Smith College in Northampton involved renovations to five student residence halls. Lorin Starr of Amherst was interior designer. A fasttracked plan was implemented to complete the renovations during the summer, and the project was completed on time and under budget. Northeastern University awarded two projects to JM Coull over the summer, including work in Forsyth Hall and Mugar Life Sciences Building. The team com-


pletely renovated a 187-seat Mugar lecture hall, including extensive HVAC construction, ductwork, and piping in the hallways, and improvements to adjacent offices, corridors, and stairwells. A laboratory renovation and upgrade was undertaken simultaneously in Forsyth Hall. The work in Mugar Life Sciences Building continues this fall with three projects. These include renovations to two chemistry laboratories, including heavy mechanical system installations, and the conversion of offices to a student advising suite. The building continues to be heavily used throughout construction, so the work is being carefully scheduled to minimize any disruption to ongoing activities.

Exterior of Phillips Academy’s new William H. Brown Boathouse Methuen, MA - ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge announced that a dedication ceremony was held recently for the opening of the new William H. Brown Boathouse, located along the Merrimack River in Methuen. The project was designed by ARC for Phillips Academy in Andover and built by Manchester-based Windover Construction. Project manager was Galanis Consulting of Ipswich. The 16,755sf, single-story boathouse serves as the new home to the Phillips Academy crew. The facility contains six boat bays for housing up to 30 racing shells, a boat-repair bay, athletic support spaces including team changing and locker rooms, offices for coaches, and meeting spaces. The building also houses a great room, public restrooms, pantry, caretaker’s apartment unit, and new mechanical support areas. An old existing prefabricated metal

Interior view building was transformed to its new use with a handful of modest but carefully selected upgrades to the structure, including new metal panel siding and new oversized glass openings to maximize natural light coming into the building. The double-height great room will form the hub of activity on race-day events, with new glazed openings along its northern and eastern sides, providing spectators with the opportunity to watch the races from indoors.

November, 2012


High-Profile Feature: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center


Erland Completes Edward M. Kennedy Center Renovations

ramingham, MA – Erland Construction, Inc. of Burlington recently completed major renovations, and a grand opening was held at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center at 354 Waverly St. in Framingham. Teaming with Steffian Bradley Architects of Boston, Erland renovated the existing office building into approximately 8,000sf of clinical space, which nearly doubled the center’s previous capacity. An addition to the medical office building features a new lobby and elevator. The entire first floor was renovated, along with a portion of the third floor. The second and third floors were occupied by other businesses that remained in operation throughout the building’s renovations. The major challenge on this project was maintaining handicap access to the second floor, once the existing elevator lobby was demolished, for the human services tenants that remained – including a 24/7 suicide hotline.

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Erland’s project team at the grand opening were (l-r): Steve Craft, Rick Jensen, Scott Bates, Andy Burns, and Mark Ventura. Collaborating with the town’s elevator access board, Erland built a temporary enclosed wheelchair lift to enable handicapped access to the second and third floors throughout construction of the new elevator. The new location now features examination rooms, patient rooms, a laboratory, private offices for patient consultations, and staff conference rooms. New sprinklers were installed throughout the building, which was completed during nights and weekends in occupied areas to ensure minimal disruption to current tenants.

Project Team for E.M. Kennedy Health Center Owner: Edward M. Kennedy Health Center Architect: Steffian Bradley Architects General Contractor: Erland Construction Structural Engineer: Souza True & Partners MEP Engineer: R.W. Sullivan

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

Berkley Bldg Completes MIT Reno Erland Honored by Springfield Coll. Hecht and Associates Architects

Cambridge, MA Berkeley Building Company, MIT Housing Department, and Hecht and Associates Architects have teamed up to complete the renovation of seven existing kitchens at MIT’s well-known Senior House on the Cambridge campus. The scope included complete demolition of each of the spaces with

Renovated MIT kitchen working in a building that had not been modified in 15 years, there was the additional challenge of working in a building that was partially occupied during the entire course of the renovation. The project was completed in an eight week period, four weeks shorter than the scheduled and anticipated duration. Subcontractors included Each space included new finishes, appliances and Caliper Woodworking Corporation lighting. (millwork), SR Dodge Inc. (electric), Regional Air Mechanical Corporation (HVAC), and JJ new finishes, appliances, lighting, and exSullivan plumbing and heating (plumbing haust systems. and fire suppression). In addition to the challenges of

Springfield, MA Springfield College, during its October board of trustees meeting, honored Erland Construction, Inc. in recognition of the company’s fulfillment of multiple building and renovation projects at the college. “We are extremely pleased with the exceptional working relationship we have had with Erland over the years resulting in several stateof-the-art facilities,” l-r - Dr. Richard Flynn, Springfield College President; Thomas said Springfield Col- Blesso, Erland Sr. Vice President; Steven McDonald, Erland lege President Richard President; and Doug Coupe, Springfield Chairman of the B. Flynn. “Of special Board of Trustees note was Erland’s coday, people are amazed at what was acoperative spirit and responsiveness when complished in such a short time, and the the college was struck by the tornado that final results were outstanding.” ravaged Western Massachusetts on June 1, The partnership between Spring2011. Erland’s staff was on campus within field College and Erland Construction, 24 hours, and within the week they had Inc. began in 2008 and has encompassed begun work to repair and restore damaged four different projects. In addition to the facilities. tornado repairs in 2011, Erland has man“Renovations to three of our resi- aged construction of the new Wellness and dence halls – International, Reed, and Recreation Complex; the new Richard B. Massasoit – were extensive, yet all were Flynn Campus Union; and the gut/rehab ready for occupancy for the fall semester. of the Judd Gymnasia, which now houses They were unbelievably helpful. To this the Stizter YMCA Center.

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November, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

Windover Completes School Dormitory Goody Clancy Completes Univ. Design

Partners with Pinck & Assoc. and Eck|MacNeely Manchester, MA - Windover Construction announced the completion of a new dormitory for The Cambridge School of Weston. Partnering with the design teams at Pinck & Associates and Eck | MacNeely Architects, Windover completed this fast-tracked project in less than 12 months. Known as The Warren House, the 11,000sf dormitory includes 24 student beds and three faculty apartments. In addition to the residential rooms and apartments, the building has a large common space with adjacent kitchenettes, a computer and group study room, summer storage space for students and faculty, outdoor com-

Boston - Goody Clancy announced that it has completed the design of the new 19,900sf Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation at the University of Rochester. The design is based University of Rochester Media Arts and Innovation Center on visual openness and In addition to fostering new methods transparency, with the acfor learning and teaching, the new buildtivities and team collaboration inside the ing will serve as a vital connection point on facility visible to students passing by and the Rochester campus. It will connect the through its prominent Wilson quadrangle upper Eastman quadrangle with the lower location. Wilson quadrangle, with students walking The building will include space on through the building and down a new coneach floor overlooking the level below to The Warren House necting stairway offering a full view of the encourage interactive teamwork. Open munity space and a large kitchen classroom. activities inside. floor plans and a flexible, adaptable design During the entire process, a strong Goody Clancy’s selection as the cenfor all interior spaces will allow for easy reemphasis was placed on integrating ecoter’s designer was the result of an invited configuration and improvisation for workfriendly materials and design elements. design competition. ing teams.

Bedford, MA – C.E. Floyd Company completed work at Thayer Academy in Braintree and Concord Academy in Mass. and Fairfield Country Day School in Fairfield, Conn. in time for the 2012 school year. Eck|MacNeely Architects and C.E. Floyd partnered to renovate Thayer Academy’s Cahall Campus Center. The Tiger’s Den has been relocated to the second floor and houses the new wrestling center and a multi-purpose area for social gatherings. The first floor was renovated to

house the student commons for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors; the school store and offices for the student office, community council advisor, upper school dean of students and school store manager. The Judith Bryant Hale ’56 Courtyard was also created, giving the students an outdoor gathering space as well. C.E. Floyd worked with Lilley. Dadagian Architects to complete the Moriarty Athletic Campus at Concord Academy. The school purchased 13.5 acres and

C.E. Floyd Completes Educational Projects converted the site to playing fields with a fieldhouse, that contains a common room with granite fireplace, bathrooms, boys’ and girls’ changing rooms, athletic training room, an office, and support space to cater events. Extensive sitework was done to create six tennis courts, two soccer/lacrosse fields, a baseball diamond, and a field hockey field. Bioretention ponds on site are used to irrigate the grass fields. Working with Peterman Architects, C.E. Floyd added a second floor to Fair-

field Country Day’s Middle School and completely renovated the first floor of the building. The second floor contains science labs, classrooms, and a vegetative roof to be used as an outdoor classroom. C.E. Floyd also performed a complete exterior renovation to the historic Bronson House. In addition, C.E. Floyd completed minor renovations at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass. and The Carroll School in Lincoln, and a utility relocation at The Groton School in Groton.

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

CT College New London Hall Celebrates Opening Vanderweil, Payette, and KBE Partner Up

New London, CT – Saturday, October 27 marked the dedication of Connecticut College’s Science Center at New London Hall, which recently underwent a full renovation and 14,000sf expansion. New London Hall is the oldest and original building on this prestigious campus. As part of this project, the building has been upgraded and positioned to serve the next generation of research and education. The building is provided with state-of-theart botany, biological, robotics, computer science, and general research and teaching spaces. The building supports both formal and informal interaction space utilizing strategically located spaces, vision glass, and supporting projection and presentation capabilities. The building is augmented by a state-of-the-art greenhouse employing automatic environmental controls and monitoring for their college’s botany education and research. Sustainable design and clean, consistent integration into the existing building’s design and campus were paramount as demonstrated by the utilizing of a new geothermal system. The geothermal system will significantly reduce the overall building’s energy usage and carbon footprint while also respecting the architectural presence of the building through the elimination of unsightly cooling tower infrastructure.

The building’s cooling and heating demands for the building are delivered from a central 240-ton heat pump located in the basement mechanical room. The heat pump is served from 45 500-foot deep closed loop wells located in nearby Tempel Green. The building’s engineering infrastructure has been optimized by utilizing high-performance fume hoods, high-performance ductwork and variable air volume air handler design, and exhaust air energy recovery. The energy savings are estimated to be greater than 33% with an associated greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 60%. Due to the tight existing structure and laboratory programmatic upgrades of the building, the design team utilized Revit to model the project. The BIM model proved critical to support the air handler design and associated ductwork and piping distribution in the penthouse. The BIM model also facilitated pre-construction design reviews and visualization of the various building aspects with the greater project team. The project was designed by Payette Architects and constructed by KBE Building Corporation. Vanderweil Engineers served as the MEP engineer on the project.

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High-Profile Feature: Weekapaug Inn

NEC Completes Restoration

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High-Profile Feature: The Bay House

Metric Begins the Bay House Portland, ME - The Metric Corporation has begun construction of the Bay House, in Portland. The project involves the new construction of 94 residential units, which will be located in two mid-rise towers over an 80-space underground parking garage. The ground floor will contain six units dedicated to commercial / retail space. Metric has been involved with the Bay House for more than a year, working closely with the architect, the owner’s project manager, and the developers to ensure that the steel podium, wood-framed building would be built in a cost-effective manner. The estimating team used value engineering to reduce the cost of construction, while still maintaining the high-quality workmanship that Metric provides. The Bay House is the first market-rate project of its size in two decades in Portland. Previously a one-story restaurant with a large parking lot, it is now the first full utilization of the property in the former industrial sector of the city. The building will energize the redevelopment of the East End / India Street area and will also serve as a major step forward towards Portland’s housing goals and comprehensive plan, which were reestablished in 2001. Currently, 42 luxury condominiums are for sale, with six under contract already and several more expected shortly. The units offer high-quality, single-level living from 600sf to 2,100sf. They range in price from $200,000 to $795,000 and feature luxurious

David M. White Architect

Rendering of the Bay House amenities including high ceilings, fireplaces, granite, and underground parking. The architecture firm of David M. White is well-known for its single-family, townhouse, and condominium residential design projects throughout New England. In approaching this unique project, David White kept the historic waterfront neigh-

borhood in mind. The Bay House pays tribute to Portland’s past, while still emphasizing today’s modern lifestyle. The design, which takes advantage of the metropolitan setting, also features a private courtyard over the garage, where residents can enjoy the outdoors in the midst of an urban setting.

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High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

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Wellesley, MA – Waterstone at Wellesley, a new mixed-use senior residential complex, has been recognized as a winner in the “Best New Development: Senior Housing” category by the 2012 MultiHousing News Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the multi-family industry’s most noteworthy people, companies, and properties across the country. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects for National Development, Waterstone at Wellesley is a collection of three buildings combining 120,000sf of rental housing with retail and medical offices. Waterstone’s site was selected for its location in the historic New England mill area of Wellesley and its beautiful waterfront exposure along the Charles River. A retail and medical office building forms the street edge of the project, serving as a gateway to the two senior residential buildings — 86 residential units for independent living and 52 for assisted living. The independent living building includes 86 residential units, a formal dining room, a resident bar/lounge, private dining rooms, and an informal café with an outdoor dining terrace, plus a living room, library, theater, activity rooms, and technology center. The assisted living building includes 52 residences, a living room, formal and private dining rooms, a library with private study carrels, activity rooms,

Waterstone at Wellesley and a “country kitchen” opening onto a private outdoor terrace. Facilities shared by the two buildings include a fitness facility, an indoor swimming pool with views to the river, a hair salon, and a multi-purpose common room. There are a total of 280 parking spaces on-site, with 140 located in a heated underground garage connecting the two residential buildings. The project is a venture of owner/ developer National Development and Epoch Senior Living. Other team members included Wellesley Design Consultants, Inc. for interior decoration; Wozny Barbar & Associates for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering; Veitas & Veitas Engineers for structural engineering; and Stantec Consulting for landscape design. The project was constructed by Cranshaw Construction.

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Peterborough, NH - Metro Walls has been hired by Cutler Associates to complete a large scope of work at The Villages at River Mead in Peterborough. River Mead is an assisted and independent living community that is adding a new 108,000sf building within 33 wooded acres across from the original campus, just steps away from downtown Peterborough. The apartment and cottage styles will be full featured, open concept, and planned for gracious living and entertaining. Metro Walls is performing the installation of all light gage steel framing, light gauge metal trusses, wood blocking, interior framing, and all drywall. Exterior Designs, a sister company,

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November, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

Windover Selected for Penguin Hall Designed by EGA

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Wenham MA - Windover Construction has recently been selected as the builder for Penguin Hall, a 50 acre estate in Wenham that will be transformed into a senior independent living community. Developed by Wise Living and designed by EGA Architects, the project includes 192 total homes, ranging from 850sf to over 2,000sf. Built in 1929 by Ruby Boyer Miller, Penguin Hall’s original mansion and grounds feature period architecture in a unique estate setting. In addition to an extensive renovation of the existing mansion, the project will include the construction of three new Manor Houses, each housing 12 to 16 residences. The entire project will have a 1930s style to maintain the estate’s historic elegance. Penguin Hall property owner and

project principal Jim Mullen is particularly proud of the project’s new direction. “Penguin Hall served Ruby Boyer Miller as an elegant summer retreat and then Mullen Communications as a distinguished corporate headquarters. There is no one better than Windover to ready it for a new career as an elegant Senior Independent Living Community.” Amenities include a restaurant, wellness center and spa, lap and plunge pools, gardens with a four-season greenhouse and access to Gordon College’s academic curriculum. Every home comes with a thoroughly equipped kitchen and sunroom ringed with windows. Both the connected and independent homes, as well as the heated, below-home parking, are elevatorserved.

Condo Project Completed Designed by CBT Architects

Brookline, MA - Construction on the $8.35 million condominium project in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline for Boston-based developer New Atlantic Development Corporation has been completed. The 24-unit Olmsted Hill represents the culmination of eight years of community planning to bring more affordable housing to the town, and residents are already beginning to move in. Designed by CBT Architects, the moderate income homes were designed to fit seamlessly into an existing neighborhood originally planned by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of the Emerald Necklace and Central Park. The project was developed by Nauset Construction Corporation in two phases, the first being the demolition and backfilling of the former Brookline reservoir, which was taken offline in the ’50s when Brookline tied into the MWRA system. “The site preparation may have been the most impressive part of this project,” said Terry Stretch, senior project manager for Nauset. Two enormous underground tanks were removed and filled in with 45,000 cubic feet of compacted fill to manufacture a regular site. That preparation also included the installation of subdivision utilities and


Olmsted Hill the construction of a new street, Olmsted Road. The second phase was the creation of 11 lots; 10 were sold at market value to help finance the affordable portion of the project, with the remaining lot designated for the three-building, 24-unit condominium development, complete with an underground parking garage for 34 vehicles. Designed to look like a turn of the century estate, the development is comprised of a 16-unit “main house,” a courtyard, a “guest house” with four more units, and another four-unit “gate house.” “From an architect’s perspective it really integrates affordable housing into this established neighborhood in a way that doesn’t single it out,” said Ellen Perko, associate principal at CBT Architects. Olmsted Hill will provide a highly sustainable, green lifestyle for its residents. All units are Energy Star certified and are LEED certifiable.


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November, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

Pro Con Completes Apt Building First of Three at Rosemont Square

Rosemont Square Randolph, MA - Pro Con Inc has completed the first of three new apartment buildings in the Rosemont Square community, and residents began moving into the new apartment homes in September. The community is being developed by The Praedium Group, a New York City-based national real estate investment firm and its partner, Beacon Communities of Boston, residential real estate owners, developers, and managers. The 120 new apartment homes will complement the existing 384 garden-style apartments at Rosemont Square. Davis Square Architects of Somerville, Mass. is the project architect, and Stantec Consulting of Boston is the landscape architect. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the general contractor for the Rosemont Square expansion project. Each of the 840sf, one-bedroom apart-

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Fitchburg Place Opens

WinnDevelopment, Colantonio Team Up

Fitchburg, MA - Local authorities joined Winn Development, Colantonio, Inc., and local residents recently at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the longawaited opening of Fitchburg Place, a 42,528sf affordable senior housing development (l-r) Marek Garlicki, Steffian Bradley Ryan McNutt, in Fitchburg. Formerly known Director of Housing,city of Fitchburg; Gilbert Winn, as Groop Townview Towers, WinnDevelopment; Fran Colantonio, Colantonio; the development was over six State Rep. Stephen DiNatale; Barbara Field, Dept. of years in the making. Housing and Urban Development; Arthur Jemison, The newly renovated Mass. Dept. of Housing and Community Development; apartment units offer 20th cenLisa Wong, Mayor of Fitchburg; Congressman James tury architecture with modern McGovern: Robert Hill, Fitchburg Housing Authority. one bedrooms for seniors age 62 plus. Eight units provide ings; a communal living room; a learning handicapped accessibility. center complete with computers and printColantonio began the $8.5 million ers; a wellness/exercise center; a large project in 2006. The 10-story public hous- laundry room; a comfortable reading room; ing complex was being restructured into an a sunroom; and a private outdoor patio. assisted living facility. In June 2007, howFitchburg Place consists of affordever, funding issues halted construction. able, modern, and fully-appointed oneThe building sat dormant for the next five bedroom apartment homes for seniors. years. Residents will enjoy many community ameWinnDevelopment, the real estate nities, including a lounge, laundry facilities, development arm of WinnCompanies, a wellness room, fitness center, computer joined the Fitchburg Housing Authority to learning space, library, and patio area. The acquire and redevelop the property into 96 property also boasts Energy Star appliances units of affordable rental housing for the and lighting, an upgraded high-efficiency elderly and disabled. HVAC system with co-generation, and an Steffian Bradley Architects designed on-site management and leasing the transformation that includes a large The building received a new roof, and kitchen and community space for gather- the fire and safety systems were upgraded.

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Philips Receives Award

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Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that the firm’s interior design for Philips has won the 2012 CoreNet Global New England’s Award of Excellence for Best New Workplace. The award was given in the small building renovation category for Philips’ new office at 200 Minuteman Road in Andover.

The annual Best New Workplace Award recognizes a corporate workplace constructed within the last year that demonstrates innovative application of space

layout, design, and applicability to purpose, as well as functional utilization of technology that significantly improves the performance of the organization. For the 32,000sf interior fit-up of Philips’ new office environment, the interior architecture and corporate design translated the company’s shift in work and corporate culture into a high performance workspace that aligns with work-fromhome practices and technology, provides collaboration space and privacy.

Sasaki Design Awarded

Watertown, MA - Sasaki announced that its design for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Recreation Center has been selected for an Athletic Business 2012 Facility of Merit award. Sasaki’s sports practice has more than 30 years of experience planning and designing athletic and recreational projects on over Mass. Amherst Campus Recreation Center 200 campuses nationwide. The new recreation center fresh adaptation to the architectural style is sited at a prominent location along of the campus and ushers in a new era Commonwealth Avenue to reinforce of health and fitness opportunities for the university’s goal of promoting rec- students. reation and wellness. The building is a

Dassault Systèmes Awarded

Designed by Elkus Manfredi, Constructed by Columbia

The best new workplace 2012 Waltham, MA – CoreNet New England has awarded the new Americas headquarters offices of the French 3D software pioneer Dassault Systèmes (DS) the Best New Workplace 2012 Award of Excellence. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and constructed by Columbia Construction, the offices are located at 175 Wyman Street in Waltham in the heart of the Route 128 tech corridor. The new 212,000sf DS campus represents the strategic consolidation of the company’s eight Massachusetts software brands, bringing 800 employees from separate offices — with a capacity for 900 — into one shared culture. The design goal was to empower everyone — researchers, designers, customers — to seamlessly innovate, share, and experience in 3D. Elkus Manfredi created an open, col-

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laborative environment that nourishes the energy of each DS software brand while bringing them into closer creative connectivity. In addition, the new headquarters is designed to be a prototype of sustainability not only for DS facilities and employees across the globe, but also for DS customers as they work with the company to reduce the carbon footprint of their products. LEED Gold certification for Commercial Interiors is currently pending. Other members of the architecture, engineering, and management team included Hobbs Brook Management: campus owner and operator, Jones Lang LaSalle: project manager, AHA Consulting Engineers: MEP engineer, and Symmes Maini & McKee Associates: engineer for data center and computer lab.

ABC Recognizes North Branch

North Branch Construction and JSA Architects with their Award of Excellence. (l-r): Katie Lopes, Bonita Cook, Ken Holmes, Kevin Temple, Karen MacDonald, Carol Card, Mike Parma, Jean Meisner, Matt Bary, and Vickie Rheaume.

Concord, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. received two awards at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Chapter - Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony held at the Capitol Center of the Arts in Concord in October. North Branch received the Excellence in Construction Award for the historic renovation of the Sugar River Mills Apartments in Claremont. Charlie Dirac from the Preservation of Affordable Hous-

ing joined project manager Joe Campbell and the rest of the North Branch team in accepting this award. North Branch also took home another Award of Excellence in the Commercial over 10 Million Dollar category for the $11 million Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Portsmouth. President of North Branch Construction Ken Holmes gave the acceptance speech for this award, joined on stage by Bonita Cook and Mike Parma from JSA Architects.


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High-Profile: Connecticut Calendar AIA Connecticut

• December 3, - 5:30 p.m. Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven Awards Reception honoring the recipients of the 2012 AIA Connecticut Alice Washburn awards, business awards, design awards, drawing awards, and people’s choice awards. Enjoy a festive cocktail reception. Tour the newly renovated theatre. View images of winning projects. • December 5, 9 -11 a.m. (registration AT 8:45 a.m.) Cloud Based Computing AIA Connecticut, 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Havenn Join Phil Marshall from the Datamat Group, Inc., Norwalk and Glastonbury, for an informative program on cloudbased computing. Learn how cloud-

based computing works and how you can make it work for you! • December 7, School Facility Conference AIA Connecticut. 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven, “How to Build a School in Connecticut: A Primer” Revisiting the rules and understanding the changing regulations to help achieve success with your school project. • December 13, 1 - 4 p.m. Fireplace Design AIA Connecticut, 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven Join Mike Van Buren, the founder of Blazing Design in Burlington, Vermont, in this informative program on fireplace design. For more information and to register: www.aiact.org

Hoffmann Recognized

Hamden, CT – Hoffmann Architects, an architectural and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, has been named the 2012 Corporate Honoree of the Year by the Southern Connecticut Chapter of BOMA International Southern Connecticut BOMA, part of the Building Owners and Managers Association, recognizes members who, according to Chapter President

Deb Smith, “have consistently contributed to the success of the Association,” by awarding thendistinction of Honoree of the Year. Hoffmann Architects was recognized in October at the chapter’s Awards Gala in Darien.

November, 2012


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

Yale Power Plant Awarded

Designed by Charney with Vanderweil

New Haven, CT - The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University’s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven was recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Connecticut chapter. Designed by Charney Architects with Vanderweil Power Group, a division of Boston-based Vanderweil Engineers, the plant provides steam, chilled water, and electricity to Yale School of Medi-

Exterior view of award winning Power Plant

Interior view cine and Yale New Haven Hospital. The conversion of the Sterling Power Plant to a co-generation facility enables the university to produce electrical and thermal energy simultaneously, improving efficiency and saving up to 18,000 metric tons of

carbon equivalents a year, according to the Yale Office of Sustainability. The project involved draining and converting an existing 3-million-gallon thermal storage tank into a new 15 MW plant, which also features 5 MWe of future expansion capacity. Highlights of the design include two 7.5 MWe combustion turbine generators, two HRSG’s each with 95,000 PPH steam capacity, two 185-foot stainless steel exhaust stacks, combustion air inlet air cooling during summer, chilled water free cooling in the winter, new 5,500-ton chiller expansion including field-erected cooling tower and commissioning, and a new DCS plant SCADA system.

Standard Builders Ranked ‘Top’

For the sixth consecutive year, Standard Builders has ranked among the top companies that have demonstrated common characteristics that bring out the best in their employees and leaders and help them succeed even in a difficult economy. The Hartford Courant recently published a list of the best places to work in the Hartford region. Standard Builders made the list at No. 16 out of

50 and also received a special award for ranking No. 1 in the Ethics category. The firm has been consistently recognized since 2007 on both the business and practice sides of the industry for who they are and what they do: from the CCIA Excellence in Safety, to Project Team Awards, to the AGC Build Connecticut, to the CBC Project Team Awards, and the Best Places to Work.

Fletcher Thompson Names Casinelli

ment of project assignments. Shelton, CT - Fletcher Casinelli has assisted in Thompson, an architectural, endelivering successful projects gineering, and interior design for schools that include Frenchfirm, announced that Daniel L. town Elementary School in Casinelli, AIA, LEED AP, will Trumbull, that was recently feaassume the leadership position as tured in American School Board principal of Fletcher Thompson’s Journal’s Learning by Design; K-12 market sector. a renovation and expansion to Casinelli has served as project architect, project man- Daniel Casinelli Wilton High School that was recognized by American School ager, and principal during his 16 years at Fletcher Thompson, and has over & University as an Outstanding Building 25 years of experience in the field of archi- for its auditorium and music space, and tecture. His expertise encompasses master Middlebrook Middle School in Wilton, planning, design, construction document that was honored with an development, interior design, contract adOutstanding Building designation in ministration, project coordination, and the American School & University’s Architecdirection of support staff in the accomplish- tural Portfolio.

KBE Rebuilds Scout’s Rifle Range

New Hartford, CT - The Boy Scouts at Camp Workcoeman have a new rifle range, thanks to KBE Building Corporation and a number of its subcontractors. Established in 1924, Camp Workcoeman is one of the oldest operating Boy Scout camps in the country. Located in New Hartford on over 500 acres, the camp is open year-round, and typically serves over 1,300 scouts in the summer seasons. Mike Kolakowski, and Steven Smith,CEO of the In February 2011, the camp’s Conn. Rivers Council pose with KBE’s financial 12x40-ft. rifle range collapsed contribution to the camp. under heavy snowfall. The new rifle range was funded in part by a $10,000 donation from KBE Building Corporation. The balance of the funding came from an insurance claim payment; a donation from MK Construction of $1,500 in manpower and materials; volunteers from Castle Concrete, Xenelis Construction, and Richard Corporation; equipment use provided by Elite Construction Rentals; framing materials provided by Sanford and Hawley; and a National Rifle Association A Boy Scout takes aim at the ribbon. grant of $4,800. Through these many contributors, The grand re-opening for Camp the rifle range was available for the sum- Workcoeman’s rifle range featured a ribbon mer 2012 session. The new rifle range is “shooting,”where eight Boy Scouts aimed 16x64 ft. and can accommodate a .22 rifle rifles at a ribbon that surrounded the rifle or shotgun. range. Representatives of KBE, including Several years ago KBE completed principal and CEO Mike Kolakowski, attwo other pro bono projects for the Connect- tended the ribbon shooting in order to presicut Boy Scouts where, like the rifle range, ent the $10,000 donation. all the material and labor was donated.

Suburban Subaru Renovated

Rendering by Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects

Suburban Subaru renovation Vernon, CT - Suburban Subaru of Vernon has contracted with Jewett Automotive Design & Construction of Raymond, N.H. to renovate its facility at 24 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon. This extensive renovation includes two additions: a 9,360sf pre-engineered metal building for the new service department, and a 2,160sf conventional steel showroom and new vehicle delivery area.

The project includes selective demolition and site work, structural steel and metals work; concrete; masonry; roofing; ACM panels; EIFS; aluminum storefront doors and glass; acoustic ceiling systems; design-build plumbing, HVAC and electrical work; and all finishes. Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects of New Ipswich served as architects.

Purcell Joins Benesch

Glastonbury, CT – Purcell Associates, Inc., a Glastonbury-based civil, structural, and transportation engineering firm, announced that it has become a part of Alfred Benesch & Company. Benesch provides multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services

nationwide and is headquartered in Chicago. Purcell’s offices in Glastonbury and Boston will be integrated into Benesch’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “We look forward to what the future holds for Benesch.” said Wally Ivers, president of Purcell.


November, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Naval Base Project Completed

Newport, RI – A project at the Newport Navy Base’s officer training command quarters was recently completed by Spino Bros., Inc., the masonry subcontractor. The company is an officially licensed dealer for Nudura, the manufacturer for the Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) that were used on this project.

Newport Navy Base’s officer training command quarters

North Branch Hires Exterior Designs PSNH Project Completed

RDK Attends Miller Open House

Mansfield, MA - RDK Engineers attended an open house in September celebrating the completion of a 300 kW roof mounted solar array for Miller Recycling Corporation of Mansfield. RDK provided electrical engineering services on the project that included interconnection design and subsequent documentation required Attending the open housel (l-r): Dave Courteto support the installation of the 1,200 manche (RDK); Randy Miller (Miller Recycling); panels. Bob Reale (RDK); Jeff Bessom (ESI); Corey The design incorporated comWolff (ESI); and Bob Persechini (RDK). bined boxes, inverters, and interconproviding overall design and installation nection to the grid. The system will be utilized by the facility to offset 90% of its services on the project. The Miller Recycling solar array own traditional energy needs. RDK worked in conjunction with project marks the third project that the two Energy Systems & Installation (ESI), who firms have completed together, while anserved as the project management firm, other five are currently under way.

PSNH’s new look

Hooksett, NH- Exterior Designs was hired by North Branch Construction to perform the exterior cladding at the PSNH building in Hooksett. The project included exterior metal stud framing, sheathing, and the installation of Omega lite ACM panels all performed while the building remained fully operational.

Now that the project is complete, the building has a new updated look that will serve PSNH well for many years to come. Exterior Designs is based in Manchester, N.H. and specializes in exterior cladding for commercial buildings throughout New England.


Educational Facilities Developments

Agostini Builds Norwood HS

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Norwood, MA - Agostini Construction Company of East Providence, R.I. along with Compass Project Management, Inc. of Medfield, Mass., the owner’s project manager, teamed up with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) and Architectural Involution (Ai3) of Wayland to successfully manage, design, and build the new Norwood High School. The new high school was the first model built under the MSBA’s Model School Program...see story on page 32. (above) athletic field (top and below) Entrance to athletic center and performing arts center.

Norwood High School main entrance

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September 2011

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Danner Completes Store

Chatham, MA - For its shops in the United Kingdom, clothing and accessories retailer Jack Wills University Outfitters chooses authentic historical buildings such as old pubs and town houses. For its sixth store in New England, Jack Wills chose a landmark 1,700sf building on Main Street in Chatham, Mass. And once again, builder and general contractor A&O Danner Companies of Plymouth was chosen for the custom build-out and fit-up. President Stephen Danner notes that his crew has become expert at meeting the retailer’s high stan-

dards, replicating the chain’s quaint and quirky British heritage and image, conveying the same quality image as Jack Wills’s clothing.

New Jack Wills clothing store

Office Build-Out Completed Roundhill, Beal and Dinneen Team

Cambridge, MA - Roundhill Construction announced that the company has completed its build-out of office and lab space for Crashlytics at One Kendall Square in Cambridge. Roundhill Construction created 4,500sf office space on a fast-track schedule for Crashlytics, a startup company that creates debugging, crash-reporting, and analysis software for mobile computer device applications. Crashlytics will be based at Building 200 within One Kendall Square. Partnering with Roundhill and Beal on the project was R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners. The project comes hard on the heels of the completion of another collaborative

Recently completed office space

project involving Roundhill Construction and The Beal Cos. Roundhill recently completed the fit-up of 4,400sf of new office space at 70 Fargo St. in Boston on behalf of The Beal Cos. and its joint-venture partner, Rockpoint Group.

November, 2012


High-Profile: People

BOND Announces New Hires

Boston - BOND announced four new additions to the firm’s staff, welcoming Blake Wilcox, Charlie Harting, Stephen MacKean and Adam Reynolds. These key hires mark over 15 new employees to join the construction company in the past year. Wilcox joins BOND as MEP manager and brings over eight years of construction industry experience to the firm. He has successfully completed numerous highprofile and complex projects, including a major lab renovation for the Mitre Corporation and the renovation of the historically significant Residences at Russia Wharf. Joining the firm as senior project manager, Harting brings more than 25 years of industry experience, having managed both preconstruction and construction for major academic projects throughout greater Boston. His past work includes the Data Center at MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator and restoration of the Custom House Tower and the John Hancock Berkeley Building. Harting most recently worked for Suffolk Construction Company as a senior project manager. Stephen MacKean, with more than 35 years of experience providing preconstruction services including budgeting, constructability reviews, and value analysis, joins BOND as senior estimator. He most recently held the position of chief



Hale Joins ARC

Cambridge, MA - ARC/ Hale most recently was Architectural Resources Camaffiliated with Perkins+Will in bridge announced that Madaline Boston, and also has worked with Hale, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP Bay State firms Shepley Bulfinch ID+C, has joined the firm as a Richardson and Abbott and The senior associate and director of Hale Design Studio, as well as interior design. several Washington, D.C.-based Hale has 25 years of difirms. In addition to science, corverse interior design experience porate, and health care-related with projects in fields ranging projects, she has designed highHale from higher education, science profile interior projects at worldand technology to corporate and health class universities across the country, incare. cluding Harvard, Cornell, Tufts, and Duke.

Troisi Joins Eckman



Bedford, NH - Eckman Construction Company, Inc. announced that Jeffrey Troisi has joined the Eckman staff as building information modeling (BIM) coordinator and assistant project manager. He has 12 years of commercial construction experience in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, which includes both public and private projects. Troisi is proficient in the use of the Autodesk applications Navisworks, Revit, and Design Review.

estimator for James J. Welch Co. in Salem, where he managed all aspects of estimating for preconstruction and bid management. Troisi Recently-appointed assistant project manager Adam Reynolds, LEED AP comes to BOND from Columbia Construction Company with more than seven years Boston, MA - Fletcher Thompson’s education pracof project management experience. He has tice group, where his experiworked on high-profile projects including Thompson announced the addition ence, which includes assisting Gillette World Headquarters and Boston of George Delegas, AIA, as principal of its Boston office. in needs assessments for over University’s College of Fine Arts. Delegas brings over 30 years 1,800 public schools, will supof architectural and planning export the firm’s K-12 market secperience to the firm, managing tor. He also has planned and deS. Russell, M.D. Muthe entire design and construction signed projects for colleges and seum of Medical Hisprocess for clients in Mass., R.I., universities, housing, and state tory and Innovation, N.Y., Fla., and overseas. and national governments. Delegas the Genzyme Allston He will lead Fletcher Landing Facility Expansion (Phase 2), and two projects for the New England Cambridge, MA - ARC/ Architectural Resources Aquarium, the Marine Cambridge announced that Kelly C. Bliss has joined the firm Mammal Center and Peck as an associate and the new director of business development. the Off-Site Holding In her new position, she is charged with oversight of business Facility. development initiatives. She has served as director of business development and marketing at several architectural firms in the Greater Boston and Raleigh, N.C. areas in a career spanning more than two decades. Prior to joining ARC, she was marketing principal at Bliss Lavallee Brensinger Architects, and she served as director of

Fletcher Thompson Adds Delegas

Kaplan Adds Peck

Boston - Kaplan Construction announced that Nathan Peck, LEED AP has joined the firm as a senior project manager. He will also contribute to Kaplan’s business development efforts. With more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry, Peck has filled a wide range of construction roles throughout his career. Previously he served as a senior project manager for Turner Construction, the Mass. General Hospital Paul

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Acentech Welcomes Way

Cambridge, MA - Acennoise control design for a tech Inc. announced that Evelyn range of educational and R. Way, INCE, has joined the professional projects. Befirm as a senior consultant in fore joining Acentech, she the architectural acoustics and was a co-founder and prinmechanical systems group. She cipal of Pin Drop Acoustics brings a proven ability to intein Chicago. grate acoustic recommendations Her project experiinto the overall design of a projence at Pin Drop includes ect, engaging with architects the Geva Theatre Center in Way Rochester, New York; the and end users to achieve acousMcAninch Arts Center of College of tically superior buildings. Way has eight years of broad proj- DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; and the ect experience, leadership, and a highly Cayman Academy Auditorium in the developed skill set in room acoustics, Cayman Islands. Photo by Acentech, Inc sound isolation, and building systems

Richard Kuhn Joins Boston Firm

Boston - Richard (Rick) W. Kuhn, AIA, a nationally recognized architect, recently joined the Boston office of EYP Architecture & Engineering as a principal and lead designer. In his new role, Kuhn will provide design leadership for the firm’s higher education, government, and corporate sectors. Kuhn Kuhn has more than 25 years of diversified design experience rang-

ROI Hires Allard

Needham – Resource Options Inc. (ROI) announced that Matthew Allard has joined the firm as job coordinator for the firm’s construction division. In his role Allard will be responsible for workforce development and employee operations. His previous experience in woodworking and carpentry will allow for a seamless transition into his new role.

Recent Promotions

Maynard, MA - Six staff members have been promoted in JM Coull, Inc.’s project managemen department. Dan Cobb and Marc Moschella are taking on new roles as senior project managers, overseeing the work of several project managers at once. Jami Anderson, Josh Deming, and Rob Hennessy have been named project managers; Heather Waice was promoted to assistant project manager. Moschella has been with the company for 10 years, managing projects in the healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and micro-electronics divisions. Cobb has been with JMC for five years. His résumé spans healthcare, institutional, and advanced technology projects. Anderson, Deming, and Hennessy

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IronWood Welcomes Two

Medway, MA - IronWood Commercial Construction welcomes Jim Andrews as assistant project manager and Brad Williams as project superintendent to its team. Andrews’ work/internship experience includes: Harvard School of Public Health, Novartis’s facilities department, and project management with other contractors within the construction industry. He is a member of IFMA (International Facilities Managers Association). Originally from Portland, Maine, Williams spent four years in the Air Force before becoming a union carpenter. For 10 years he sharpened his skills and advanced

MorrisSwitzer Staff Additions

variety of educational, commerMorrisSwitzer Environcial, municipal, and healthcare ments for Health announced the projects. following staff additions: Joanne Andrea Costello joined the MacIsaac, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED Williston office. She is on the deAP joins MorrisSwitzer as direcsign team for new construction at tor of interior design bringing North Shore Long Island Cohen over 30 years of interior design, Children’s Hospital. and interior architecture expertise Caitlin Torrance will work within the healthcare field. Prior Williams Andrews as a CAD technician and office to joining the company she served MacIsaac to superintendent. His past clients include as principal of interior design for assistant in the Portland, Maine Lincoln Properties, NorthShore Medical TRO Jung | Brannen. office. She will be assisting with various Center, ITT Tech, Berkeley Investments, Jennifer Lane, RA joins the firm as a projects at many different stages of design. and Wight & Co. Ken Grobb joins the Williston office registered architect with over 10 years of experience. Her past architectural experi- as IT manager for all locations of Morris ence includes working with Boston-based Switzer. His previous work includes Hampton Direct, Williston, Vt. as an IT Intern. HKT Architects. Alicia Fligg will work in accounting Michael Kalustov, LEED AP joins the Willston, Vt. office of MorrisSwitzer, and office management at the company. bringing 10 years of design experience. She has extensive experience in office adPrior work experience includes projects for ministration and customer service.She previously worked at Moulton Concrete, LLC Payette Associates and Shepley Bulfinch. Ahmed Mahious joins MorrisSwitzer in Lebanon, N.H. as office manager. Robert Shakar, LEED AP joins the as a project manager, with over 20 years of experience in project management and plan- Williston, Vt. office of MorrisSwitzer; ning within the healthcare field. Formerly he bringing five years of design experience. served as project manager and medical plan- Prior experience includes work on the VerRondeau Thomas mont Veterans Home in Bennington as well ner at Tsoi/Kobus & Associates. Lisa Bonnet, LEED AP ID+C joins as projects of various scopes and sizes in the firm as an interior designer, with hos- commercial, residential, and education. Toshea Drew recently finished her pitality and healthcare design experience. She worked at Pickett Design Associates in master’s degree in architecture at the University of Illinois. She joins the Morris Culver City, Calif. Scott Pakulski brings 30 years of Switzer’s Eastern Maine Medical Center design, production, and project manage- design team and will learn about the local ment experience to the firm. His past ar- building construction, building codes, and chitectural experience includes working the practical side of how buildings are conwith Maine- and Boston-based firms on a structed. Shastany Coleman Tara Coleman is Colantonio’s first female superintendent. Her 12 years of experience includes green historical renovation in the public market and new construction of affordable housing on the private side. She is currently at the helm of the F.A. Day Middle School project in Newton, renovating portions of the building’s interior and COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION building six additional classrooms. Marketing Coordinator Jill Shastany joins the firm with degrees in both writing and French. After spending time teaching English to high schoolers in France, she has signed on to teach social media to old timers Recently Completed Projects: COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION at Colantonio and contribute her skills to the firm’s overall marketing initiaves. Anderson Window Corporate Interiors

Colantonio Welcomes Five

Holliston, MA, - Colantonio, Inc. welcomed several new staff members to the general contracting/construction management firm. Superintendent Sean Phelan recently joined the firm with Phelan over 25 years experience supervising and managing construction projects. His background includes work on academic, bio-imaging laboratory and assisted living projects. He is currently overseeing the Biosafety Level 3 Lab Renovation at UMass Medical School in Worcester. Superintendent Gregory Rondeau, who also has 25 years of construction experience, has specialized in the academic, healthcare, and large residential complex markets. He is now supervising the renovation of the three-story Lincoln Town Offices building, a former schoolhouse built in 1908, designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards. John Thomas brings 37 years of construction experience to his position as site superintendent on the F.A. Day Middle School Renovation project in Newton. He is an expert in exterior sitework, demolition, interior plumbing and electrical excavation work, underground tank systems, and more. His extensive background in public construction includes dozens of large K-12 school projects throughout New England.


Vision Staff Announcements

Providence, RI – Vision 3 Architects, an architectural and interior design firm located in Providence, has hired Andrew McKeen as an intern architect. He previously worked at Lifespan on the facilities management/design team. He is currently a member of the project teams working on University of Rhode Island - Butterfield Hall and Faith Baptist Church. Also, Robert Santaniello AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was recently promoted by Vision 3 Architects to healthcare team leader, adding to his current responsibilities as senior project manager of the firm. As healthcare team leader, Santaniello is responsible for client contact and project management and is involved in all

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November, 2012


High-Profile: Calendar NAWIC Boston


November 28, 10 a.m - 12 p.m. Eastern Insurance, 233 W Central St Natick, Mass. Safety Roundtable - OSHA Recordkeeping Everything you need to know to prepare your OSHA 300 Forms for 2012 Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) covered construction employers are required to prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries, deaths and illnesses. Join us for this Roundtable, as Jean Manoli of the MA Department of Labor Standards reviews the forms and the re-


Holiday Happy Hour Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Clarke’s at Faneuil Hall – 21 Merchant’s Row, Boston Spread some holiday cheer with BOMA Boston at the sixth annual Holiday Happy Hour hosted by the BOMA Emerging Professionals. Join us to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, network with friends and colleagues, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres. We invite you to join us for this lively and festive holiday networking event. In the spirit of giving, we hope you will participate in our Annual Toy Drive. Bring an unwrapped gift, toy, or gift card, and in return you will receive a raffle ticket for a great prize!

December 2012 Events NAWIC/ASPE Annual Joint Social December 6 5:30-9:30 p.m. Donna Denio Dinner January 24 5:30-9:30 p.m. visit http://www.nawicboston.org for more information

porting requirements in detail. With the yearend reporting and posting season right around the corner, now is the time to brush up on the forms and get answers to your questions, to be sure your 300 Log and 300A Summary are done right. Complimentary Sandwich lunch to follow Cost: Free, but advanced registration is required! fo register: https://m360.associatedsubs.com


Facilities Engineering January 28–30, 2013 AHR Expo Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX Over 1,800 leading manufacturers and innovative new suppliers will be in Dallas to showcase their latest products and systems, building automation and controls, software and services, and more. Coupled with a powerful line-up of association meetings, educational and networking opportunities, no other event drives the HVACR industry forward to meet the demands for a greener plane. Information: http://www.ahrexpo.com


November 29, 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days LEED Green Associate two-day class The LEED Green Associate credential is for professionals who want to demonstrate basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. LEED Green Associate is the best introduction to green building that you will find - it is high level and comprehensive in nature, providing insights into 100+ areas of green building. Included in this course is Everblue’s LEED Green Associate handbook, certificate of exam eligibility, over 500 simulated practice exam questions, and memorization study sheets. for more information: agcmass.org



December 6, - Doubletree Hotel, Westborough, Mass., 5 - 8 p.m. Steel Fabricators of New England Annual Dinner Meeting After the Storm - Creating a Winning Strategy for Your Business, Presented by Gregg M. Schoppman, principal of FMI Corporation. For more information and to register: http://www.ssfne.org.

November 27, 2012 November Luncheon Program with Kairos Shen, Boston Redevelopment Authority 11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration • 12 p.m. Luncheon & Program Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 606 Congress Street, Boston More information: newire.org

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