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Boston - The treasurer: Jim Collins Boston Society of FAIA; commissioner Architects (BSA) has of architectural deannounced the results sign: Josiah Stevenof its recent election. son AIA; commisMike Davis sioner of education has been elected as and research: Robert president of the BSA. Miklos FAIA; comDavis has been a missioner of profesMike Davis Emily Grandstaff-Rice sional communities: BSA member since 1986 and was electKaty Flammia AIA; ed to the AIA College of Fellows in 2010. Commissioner of professional pracHe has served on Boston Mayor Menino’s tice: Tamara Roy AIA; director-at-large: Green Building Task Force (2002-03) and Pamela Delphenich FAIA; Public DirecMassachusetts Governor Patrick’s Net tor: David Luberoff. Zero Energy Building Task Force (2008Posts also elected were ethics com09). He is an overseer and a member of the mittee: Peter Nobile AIA; honors & faculty at the Boston Architectural Col- awards committee: Nazneen Cooper, Aslege and serves on the board of directors soc. AIA and Matt Noblett AIA; memberof the Sustainable Performance Institute, ship committee: Elayne Campos, Assoc. the Boston Foundation for Architecture, AIA, Caroline Fitzgerald PE and Rachel and the Design Advisory Board of the Zsembery AIA; nominating committee: Design Industry Group of Massachusetts John Stephen Ellis AIA and Theodore (DIGMA). Touloukian AIA; and AIA Massachusetts The newly elected 2013 BSA Board board of directors: Russel Feldman AIA of Directors include vice-president/Pres- and Vernon Woodworth AIA. ident-elect: Emily Grandstaff-Rice AIA;

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Bisnow was attended by 220 professionals at the Westin Copley. plan to leave 300,000sf of BioMed space when it decamps to the Boston Seaport. It’s an opportunity to redevelop the space and enhance Cambridgeport’s appeal. Richard Walsh, the construction manager for “Skinney Binney,” says that the tight site makes it the most complex project imaginable. It will take two and a half years to produce 30 private beds. With downtown hospital expansion so tricky, Walsh says hospitals are scrambling to expand in the ‘burbs, especially those around Rt 128. The company, the event sponsor, is also working on the new Spaulding Rehabilitation HospiRichard Walsh tal in the Charlestown Naval Shipyard. The job is coming in at a cost much lower than estimated two years ago; $390/sf compared to $490/sf. But going forward, Walsh says, costs will rise. Bill Whelan of Whelan Associates, a value-add development company vertically integrated with management services, says that as hospital revenue streams dip, healthcare clients are learning to do more with less. That means highly efficient buildings in easy-to-reach places like shopping centers on major highways (not be confused with Dollar Stores, also efficient buildings in shopping centers). Construction costs have gone from about $80/sf three years ago to $108/sf now. Tenants concerned with preserving their capital are willing to pay higher rents for turnkey space and they’re getting more. The average TI package tab went from about $40/sf in ’09 to $80/sf today. Bisnow is the largest commercial real estate events producer, with 230 events per year across the U.S. Bisnow’s Boston Business manager is Maria Pelaggi.

December, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Wilson Butler Designs Arts Ctr Exp

Broward Center for the Arts Rendering

a club level seating area with exclusive access to a VIP lounge with full bar and food service and a dedicated center-view section on the mezzanine level. Over the next 18 months, the center’s expansion will include the new two-story Huizenga Pavilion, a sustainably-designed waterfront bistro offering casual dining in both indoor and outdoor settings, plus 3,000sf of event and conference space. Wilson Butler also designed the new threestory Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center, a 21st century arts education wing with performance, studio, and classroom space. Additional design components to be added include a new arrival plaza and marquee, the Intermezzo Tastings Room, a newly restored lobby and front porch space a the Au-Rene Theater, outdoor seating in the Peck Courtyard, and terraced dining areas on the hillside between the Center and the Riverwalk.

Quincy, MA - Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch and Beal/Street-Works recently unveiled formal construction drawings and plans for the the city’s historic $1.6 billion Quincy Center scheduled to break ground in 2013. The $120 million plans includes a 15-story luxury apartment building and five-story residential building featuring loft-style units in the centerpiece block of Quincy Center that is anchored by the Granite Trust Building at 1400 Hancock Street. The design also includes a new pedestrian-friendly promenade behind the existing Granite Trust building, connecting Hancock Street to Chestnut Street and creating additional ground-floor retail space. In total, the plan includes about 30,000sf of retail space. The voluminous formal package of plans filed by Beal/Street-Works details ranges from architectural drawings, schematics, unit layouts in buildings, and utility installation to new streetscapes and down to the type of material used for building exteriors. The filing is part of an accelerated portion of the development program negotiated by Mayor Koch and Beal/StreetWorks in the spring, creating a new first stage of the project and allowing it to start months earlier than originally projected based on market response to the project. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2013, with the original first stage anticipated to begin as scheduled later in the year.

Rendering courtesy of Beal/Street-Works

Opening phase of Quincy Center

The delivery of construction drawings triggers a review by the city’s planning board, which will ultimately ensure that the plans meet the technical guidelines of the city’s downtown guidelines. A public hearing hosted by the planning board will be held as part of that process, although no date has been set. As part of the filing, Street-Works paid the city $250,000 that will help pay for consultants and other experts, in accordance with the master development agreement to review the plans as part of the planning board process.


Boston, MA - Wilson Butler Architects announced an encore assignment for firm co-founders Scott Butler and Scott Wilson for a phased $50 million expansion, renovation, and rebranding of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The project will add new dining and hospitality venues, update existing theaters, and significantly increase educational program space at the 20-year-old Fort Lauderdale venue. The two worked together on the design for the original Broward Center complex two decades ago as architects at Benjamin Thompson Associates. Scott Wilson was the center’s original project architect ,and Scott Butler was its project designer. The first phase includes a complete restoration of the center’s flagship performance space, the 2,660-seat Au-Rene Theater, that will feature new seating, a new orchestra pit, and new lighting and acoustical systems. When it reopened October 26, the newly upgraded Au-Rene Theater unveiled

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High-Profile: Facilites Development News

CBT to Design Hotel Renovations

Bruss Begins Country Club Reno

Boston CBT Architects was recently selected by Hotel George in Washington, D.C to provide interior design for upcoming guest room renovations. The renovations will include a redesign of all 139 hotel guest rooms as well as the parlor suites, presidential suite, and hotel corridors and elevator banks. The distinc- Rendering of the proposed guest room design for Hotel George renovations tive, historical nature of the Capitol Hill neighborhood palette, while supersized graphics of the will provide a strong basis for the design inaugural address create a feature wall in l-r: Jeff Bennett, Glenn Sylvester, Chris Chisholm, Jim Bruss, Jeff Towle, Andrew aesthetics and will allow the hotel to ulti- each newly designed room. Rich dark acWeaver, Dave Richardson, Ed Rimm, Dave Cloutier mately achieve a continuous design iden- cents will contrast with distinctive features tity throughout. such as the custom accent pillows, based Concord, NH - Bruss ConParchment and ink, as a means of his- on George Washington’s original uniforms, struction of Bradford announced the torical communication, will drive the color which adorn the king-size beds. ground-breaking and beginning of construction on the Phase 1 addition and extensive renovations to the clubhouse of the Concord Country Club on 22 Country Club Lane, ConCambridge, MA - Integrated Buildcord. The new 3,000sf addition to ers, in conjunction with O’Sullivan Archithe clubhouse will include a new entects of Reading, has been awarded with try lobby, lula HCP lift, stairway, adrenovating 30,000sf of space on Cottage ministrative offices, lavatories, and a Park Ave. This green LEED certified projconnector to the pro shop. Construcect for Beantown Properties entails contion is scheduled to be complete in verting a four-story mill building into 16 the spring of 2013. eco-friendly lofts with high-end contempoDesign partners joining in this rary finished condominiums. project include Yeaton Associates Integrated Builders began construcfrom Littleton, Foley Buhl Roberts tion on the $4.2 million conversion in Feb- The mill building will be converted into lofts. & Associates from Manchester and ruary 2012 and is scheduled for completion by Bob Purdy as the project manager and Weaver & Associates Architects by next spring. The project will be headed Greg Webster as the superintendent. l-r: Ed Rimm, Andrew Weaver, Dave Cloutier from Belmont, Mass.

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Samiotes Celebrates 25 Years

Boston Samiotes Consultants, Inc. (SCI) recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary at Boston’s historic Custom House. The party was an expression of thanks to the l-r: Andrew Truman, Andrew Browne, Patrick Schollard, Daniel hundreds of archi- Pereira, Stephen Garvin (President), Charles Samiotes (Founder), tects, landscape Despina Samiotes, CEO (Founder), Alicja Zukowski, Nicole Visnick, andTed Doucette. Brian Burrill is not shown. architects, developers, institutions, and clients who have supported SCI throughout the years. The celebration also capped a year in which SCI became a Womanowned Business Enterprise (WBE) and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Under the leadership team of owners Chuck Samiotes (founding engineer) and Despina Samiotes (CEO), and SteStephen Garvin, Despina Samiotes, and phen Garvin (president), the company has Chuck Samiotes grown from a basement office to an awardwinning firm that has a full range of civil engineering and land surveying services.

Vision 3 Completes Med Ctr Addition East Providence, RI – Vision 3 recently completed an addition to Barrington Medical Center in East Providence. This addition was designed to house the next generation of MRI, the 3T MRI. To provide adequate space, a 1,050sf building addition was added to RIMI’s existing imaging facility located in the BMC.

The addition houses the MRI exam room, control room, and MRI equipment room and supports the complex mechanical and electrical systems needed to operate the MRI. Interior renovations were also made to the existing imaging facility. The renovations included a new patient waiting and changing area, new staff offices, and a new reading room.

Vanderweil Designs Cubist Reno

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Lexington, MA - R. G. Vanderweil above part of Cubist’s existing facility. Engineers LLP, a Boston based full-service Vanderweil was responsible for the engineering firm, recently completed the design of the MEP/FP systems, including a engineering design of a $50 million facility central utility plant, laboratory air handling expansion in Lexington for Cubist Pharma- systems, compressed gas distribution, and ceuticals, a biopharmaceutical industry that emergency power systems. Existing MEP researches, develops, and commercializes infrastructure was reused where possible to novel drugs used to treat infectious diseas- reduce construction costs and sustainable es caused by bacteria and fungi. practices were utilized throughout. Vanderweil collaborated with local Another project challenge was defirms, The Richmond Group (laboratory signing the infrastructure and sequencing planning and construction), Spagnolo Gis- the construction so that the existing facility ness & Associates (shell and core architec- could remain operational as the expansion ture), and Olson Lewis + Architects (interior was built above it, thereby allowing Cubist architecture) on the addition of a two-story, to continue its important research without 110,000sf research laboratory expansion interruption.

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More than Research is at Stake

by Mark Reed going on here now is directly due to that The more I read and learn about the leveraged inflow of federal and private dollooming “fiscal cliff,” the more concerned lars. As laboratory architects, it is no stretch I get for our local design and construction to say that 100% of our thriving business economy. Two weeks ago, 16 of the presi- has been to serve clients backed by federal dents of leading aca- grants and private VC investments. The demic institutions in investments create space churn which crethe Boston area co- ates opportunity for work for all of us who signed a letter to Rep- design or build. resentative Ed MarHere is how it works. A new grant key articulating the comes in to a university researcher to study grave impact seques- a disease or to develop new materials for tration would have computing or energy production. Part of on the research com- this grant is used to purchase new equipmunity. In the letter, ment and to hire more graduate students and the authors make a post-docs. The space available is too small Mark Reed compelling argument for the growth of the team, and the infraabout the role that structure is unable to support the modern grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, Under sequestration, Boston stands the NSF, NASA, and the Department to lose $3.1 billion in funding in the of Energy has on fueling an “innovanext five years... tion economy.” They cite some staggering figures. Their data shows that the $2.4 billion invested in Massachusetts in equipment. A small project is created to reFY11 by the NIH alone attracted a match- fit space to support the grant activities. The ing influx of $3 billion from private ven- research gains traction, and the researcher ture capital. That’s $5 billion a year going sees potential to commercialize the project into salaries for researchers, investments through tech transfer. Venture capital backs in laboratory equipment (much of it made the idea, and a new start-up is formed that and developed here in Massachusetts), and, needs space for people and equipment. Anmore importantly to us, investment in capi- other project is born. The start-up shows tal projects. And that’s just the impact of the promise and attracts more funding, causing NIH, not the other agencies listed in the let- a need for more space. Another project is ter. born. As each start-up succeeds and fails, While the authors of the letter did it leaves space vacant for a future use. A not focus on the role of capital projects in whole second generation of projects spring a thriving and expansive innovation econo- up to fill the voids left by this constantly my, it is important to understand that much churning business cycle. of the resurgence of construction activity The churn is fueled by the money,

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CRVMoves Into New Workplace

Cambridge, MA - Charles River Ventures (CRV) recently moved from Watertown to the One Broadway building in Kendall Square, Cambridge. The venture capital firm tasked Tsoi/Kobus & Associates with designing a workplace that would accommodate its state-of-theart telepresence technology, support the quick-paced, fast-changing work of its staff, and offer clients a welcoming and fully transparent environment for meetings. Because the new office offers just The workplace features demountable glass wall 6,500sf (half the space of the company’s private offices. former home), the architects and designers needed to work closely with CRV allows for growth and flexibility of both the leadership to achieve the company’s goal physical space and the company mission. of “paring down to basics,” through careful State-of-the-art audiovisual conference collaborative programming of the space. rooms and a telepresence suite, featuring The new workplace features demount- Cisco’s telepresence system, were carefully able glass wall private offices, allowing ac- integrated into the clean and sleek design. cess to natural daylight and river views for The contractor on the project all 22 staff as well as easier communication wasTurner Construction. among the team. The neutral clean palette much like a hurricane gains its strength from the warm water beneath it. Cut off the warm water and the hurricane dissipates. If the sequestration takes place this January, it will have the effect of cutting off the flow of funding that generates our churn, and our strong innovation economy will stall and weaken. Under sequestration, Boston stands to lose $3.1 billion in funding in the next five years, which could stanch as much as $5 billion in VC funding if the current ratios hold true. A loss of $8 billion in five years is more than concerning, it is alarming. Despite the strength of the letter to

Representative Markey, it appears it was not as strong as it could have been. It did not tackle the broader impact of research on the innovation economy. I would urge you to write a letter to your representatives in Congress asking them to make every effort to prevent the fiscal cliff and to understand the ripple effects cuts in funding would have on job creation and prosperity in the construction industry. More than research is at stake. Mark Reed AIA, LEED AP is a principal at Boston-based Lab / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc., a laboratory design firm.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

AlliedCook Begins Avita Project

Kaplan to Build New Teen Center Designed by studioMLA and GMI

Avita of Stroudwater

Westbrook, ME AlliedCook Construction recently began construction on a new memory care center – Avita of Stroudwater, located in Westbrook. Scarborough-based Gawron Turgeon Architects designed the new state-ofthe-art facility. AlliedCook is serving as construction manager on this new project. The 45,000sf facility will be fully dedicated for patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss and will address a growing problem among the elderly, both in Maine and nationally. The one-story, wood-framed building will include 60 resident rooms as well as resident common areas, including dining rooms, sun porches, activity rooms, and memory care gardens. The building will include public

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Brookline Teen Center showing the bowling alley and studio

View of lobby and administrative areas made up of a multipurpose room, parlor, café, private dining room, commercial kitchen, laundry facilities, and administrative offices. The new memory care center is scheduled to open fall 2013. Avita of Stroudwater is a venture of Sandy River Company and Northbridge Companies.

Brookline, MA - Kaplan Construction has been commissioned to build the new Brookline Teen Center located at 40 Aspinwall Avenue. The center will be the only dedicated facility providing out-of-school activities for teens in grades seven through 12 who attend school or live in Brookline. Kaplan Construction has provided preconstruction services during the planning stages of the Brookline Teen Center since 2008, helping staff, teen interns and volunteers learn about the construction process and construct space mock-ups The firm was selected to provide construction management services for the center based on its dedication and personal investment in the project and strong ties within the Brookline community.

Located in a former garage, the 12,000sf space will undergo an extensive renovation to be transformed into a vibrant and modern environment suitable for teens. When complete, the space will feature a bowling alley, gym, recording studio, lounge, outdoor patio, café, aerobics dance studio, game rooms, and study hall. Designed to achieve LEED certification, the project features many efficient and environmentally responsible elements. Expected to be complete in summer 2013, the Brookline Teen Center was designed by studioMLA in Brookline and GMI in Boston. Additional project team members include GLC Development Resources, Stantec and WSP Flack & Kurtz, all of Boston and RSE Associates of Watertown.

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High-Profile Focus: 2012 Year in Review

2012 High-Profile Monthly Year in Review Editor’s Note: Construction users, building owners, developers, facilities managers, all must keep an eye to the future when planning a construction project. When selecting the best team to build it, a look into the past to see what has been designed, how it was built, and what team can accomplish the job as planned, is an indispensable step. The 2012 Year in Review is by no means a complete list of construction activities in New England, but rather, a comprehensive listing of headlines from activities reported in High-Profile Monthly in the past year. For details on any of these headlines log on to www.high-profile.com and click “Past Issues” to find the full story.


Features Assembly Row to Break Ground Suffolk Celebrates Topping Off of Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum Facilities Berklee Plans Expansion IBEW Volunteers Wire Haiti Hospital Amtrak Project Planned Essex to Construct New Dealerships NEC Breaks Ground on Sacucci Honda - Regent Associates Architects White Gets Chapelbridge Renovation Market Basket Store on Schedule - Pro Con GC Prellwitz/Chilinski Project Architect

RJS Plans Major Project Nitsch to Redesign Office Interior Reno at Alta Stone Place - Pro Con GC Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Architect SAK Donates Services ESB Gets Conference Center Project JN Phillips to Open Warehouse ESB Starts Substation Coastal Engineering Restores Pilgrim Monument Finegold Alexander Completes Project DH PM for Acosta Renovation Brown Univ. to Begin Renovations Coull Constructs Northeastern Univ Lab Healthcare Facilities Lamprey Health Care Ribbon Cutting - Built by North Branch New Medical Office Building Under Way - Pro Con Architect and CM - Designed by Doonan Maine Med Ctr Restoration Completed BWH Opens AMIGO Suite Multi Housing Marshfield Commons Breaks Ground - N.E. Construction CM - O’Hearne Architects AlliedCook Completes Coliseum Sr. Residence Green Facilities College of Art Renovation Achieves LEED Gold National Grid Facility Earns LEED Gold Solar Panel Field Construction to Begin Saint-Gobain Achieves LEED Gold Maine Bank Gets LEED Gold - AlliedCook and Gawron Turgeon Project team Connecticut Burns & McDonnell Ribbon Cutting LEGO Refresh Project Completed Standard Builders Recognized Kaestle Boos to Design School Renos Smilow Hospital LEED Certified


Cover Story BL Companies Designs, Erland Construction Builds, Storrs Center

Focus: Renovation and Restoration Feldman Provides Scanning for Liberty Mutual Bruner/Cot Current Reno Projects Philips Healthcare Office Transformed Abbot Restores Historic Back Bay Building Exterior Designs Completes Reno

LKCo. to convert historic landmark, Group One Architects Metric Completes Merrill Wharf Reno Bowdoin Completes Church Renovation Designed by Strekalovsky Architecture MEC Recognized for Hospital Renovations Silk Mill Historical Restoration Under Way - The Architectural Team Architect, Keith Const GC JMB Completes Museum Restoration Street-Works and The Beal Join Forces on Historic Redevelopment of Quincy O’Connor Nears Completion of MIT Project D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects CSI Completes Façade Restoration RMX Revitalization - Masonry Work by Abbot Renovations DBVW to Restore Victory Theatre Features IMEC Builds Western Avenue Studios - BPV Lowell, LLC Owner and Sagebrook Development LLC Columbia Construction and Bruner/Cott Continue Watch Factory Complex

Facilities Bomco to Build New Facility New Mass. Projects for GEI Cumberland County Civic Center Under Way WBRC, Sink Combs Dethlefs Designers Feldman Delivers Fast Service for Fast 14 MOS to Renovate Opera House YMCA Celebrates Grand Opening Pressley Completes Sherrill Plaza Healthcare Facilities Suffolk to Manage Cancer Ctr Project Suffolk Completes OperatingSuite at Brigham and Women’s Autiello Renovating Health Facility Educational Facilities Brown U Completes Metcalf Reno - Leers Weinzapfel Associates, CM - Dimeo MEP DiNisco Completes College Design BOND Breaks Ground on Harvard Complex William Rawn Architects Bruss Projects at Proctor Academy Multi Housing Residences at Portwalk Completed - Pro Con Architect and CM Green Facilities Essex Project Awarded LEED Platinum Solar Installation Completed The First State-Owned ZNEB Opens - Designed by DiMella Shaffer Philips Lightolier Completes Turbine Jeffords Hall Receives LEED Gold Connecticut KBE Begins Carrington School Project - Friar Associates Architect MOS to Renovate Opera House NCA Marks Anniversary KBE Awarded by CCIA CTA Completes UMass Police Station DS Chooses Columbia Construction Community Center Breaks Ground - Elaine GC - Silverman, Trykowski Architects DS Chooses Columbia Construction - Elkus Manfredi Architects, LaSalle PM Warrenstreet Awarded Dunbar Free Library Maguire PMF for Police Station Timberline Completes Brewery Jewett Completes Collision Center Stonebridge Café Re-Opens Design by Steve Todisco & BKA, Noble Ventures GC Yawkey Center Dedicated - Walsh Brothers CM, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, Miller Dyer Spears Designers JC&A Completes Biogen HQ - Nelson Architect Continued on next page...

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Cover Story CBT and Dellbrook at Hillside Athletic Facility

Focus: Institutions and Schools Featuring SCUP Update Bowdoin Completes Campus Renovations With Perry and Radford and Energy Planning Claire T. Carney Library Infill Addition University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth URI Fitness Center Completed - 53 Design and William Kite Collaborate Perry Dean Rogers Design for St. George’s Commodore Builders to Revitalize Sports Ctr Partners With Brandeis and Imai Keller Moore LKCo Tops Off Salem State Library - Designed by Shepley Bulfinch Lyme/Old Lyme High Gets Revamped - Designed by NCA, O&G Serving as CM Alpine Environmental Lead Safe Renos Structure Tone CM on Education Resto Project ARC Completes BC Renovation Bruner/Cott Designs BU Student Center HMFH Completes School Renovation Special Feature Section: Life Science Facilities URI Fitness Ctr Completed - 53 Design and William Kite Collaborate TCCMA Completes Northeastern U Renos TK&A Completes CTI Fit Out Science Center Project Continues - Design and Construction by Dore & Whittier Architects NLSB at UMass Amherst: Update Suffolk to Build UMass Facility JM Coull Completes Research Lab

Features Needham Town Hall Anniversary Ray + Joan Kroc Community Center Facilities BSA Opens New Headquarters - Höweler + Yoon Architects - Commodore GC Finegold Alexander Project Under Way Suffolk to Renovate 50 P.O. Square Pro Con Architect and CM for Cobham Village at Rivermead Begins Construction Designed by JSA Market Basket Nears Completion - Pro Con GC - Prellwitz/Chilinski Architect Windover to Renovate Boathouse With ARC Engelberth Builds GW Plastics Expansion Pro Con CM for Hotel Project - TMS Architects Franklin Pierce Center Opens - Milestone CM, Designed by DC Designs WSU Completes Phase 1 of Ely Library - Architects Prellwitz Chilinski, Evergreen CM SUNY Nears Completion of Liberty Terrace Healthcare Facilities Baystate Medical Center – Hospital of the Future - Suffolk Partners With Steffian Bradley Acella Selected for Health Project - Designed by Trapani Milestones for Longwood Medical - TAT Architect of Record Multi Housing Timberline Completes Homewood Suites Pro Con Completes Family Services Fit-Up Green Facilities EnviroVantage Goes Back to School The Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility’s Sustainable Accomplishments Solar Installation Completed - Fischbach & Moore Prime Contractor NorthStar and SouthPoint Go Green SAK to Provide Services to DCAM Connecticut KBE Building Corp. Active in Educational Facilities Berlin Steel Constructs Aqueduct Racino Norwalk CC Center Completed


Cover Story Levi+Wong Design and Nauset Construction Complete The Gables at Winchester

Focus: Multi -Residential/Assisted Living Pro Con GC for Rosemont Apts., Davis Square Architects, Stantec Landscape Architect Congress Companies Chosen For Cedar Hill Expansion Project - Mackenzie Architects Metro Walls Begins Framing at Bedford Falls Bowdoin Const. to Build Habilitation Facility Designed by Group 7 Design SCI Launches New Assisted Living Division

Millennium Place III Well Under Way Suffolk Construction CM, Handel Architects Skanska and Twining to Develop Apartments Whitman Woods Completed - LaFreniere Architects, Dakota Partners KBE Renovating Tower One Kensington Residential Tower Under Way Features Stonebridge at Burlington Sr. Living Community Benchmark Senior Living - A Profile The Commons at Southfield - Built by Plumb

House, Designed by Hugh Russell Facilities Temple Renovation Complete - Kaplan GC, Hajian Architects Faclities Navy Selects Brookstone for Renovation Project Tocci Breaks Ground on Cancer Pavilion Exterior Finishes at Bar Harbor Hotel - Pro Con Architect and CM Abbot Restores Historic Buildings - Contracts With Hardaway Assoc. Arrowstreet Completes WLP Reno Massport Improvements Completed Bay 4 at Electric Boat Completed Metro Walls Completes Market Basket Project - Pro-Con GC Healthcare Facilities HDS Architecture Completes Marino Center Reno - Glendale Group CM North Branch to Build Fresenius Clinic - CWS Architects Aviv Health Center Expansion Weather Tight Pro Con CM Oriol To Construct New Medical Office Bldg Educational Facilities Nauset Tops Off Heath School CTA Starts Steel on New School Classes to Begin at Dedham Avery - Designed by Dore & Whittier MCLA Starts New Science Ctr. - EYP Architects Wheaton’s Mars Ctr Designed for LEED Silver North Branch Completes School Projects Steel at Colby Museum of Art Tops Out Multi Housing Marshfield Commons Model for Smart Growth - O’Hearne Architects Green Facilities Hobbs Brook Places Final Beam on Green Bldg Tufts Renovation Earns LEED Gold Awards Suffolk Tops in Training Employees Vision 3 Wins in National Competition Suffolk University Theatre Awarded FST Gets Award for Parking Garage Continued on next page...


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Cover Story Durkee, Brown, Viveiros and Werenfels Architects at Brown University’s New Department of Continuing Education

Focus: Landscaping/Civil Engineering Perry Schoolyard Receives Award - Designed by Warner Larson Hooksett Market Basket Completed Bioengineering Wins Engineering Awards Interior Landscape Design 150 Royall Street Atrium by Nelson Hammer Features ACEC Awards BSLA Awards SUNY Nears Completion of Liberty Terrace Facilities Cobham’s Expands - Pro Con Architect and CM LaFreniere Architects Breaks Ground - Powissett Lodge at Hale Reservation Wessling Architects Completes TD Garden’s Eco-Friendly Roof Nauset Begins AFB HQ Sheskey to Design Office Park LLB Creates New Office Space Roundhill Completes Seaport Ctr Project JC&A Completes Three Office Fitout Projects North Branch Kingswood School Projects Franklin Pierce Center Opens - Milestone CM Designed by DC Designs Duncan Wisniewski Architects Designs Veteran’s Housing Project

Erland Breaks Ground at Concord Hillside Griffin Completes Work at Salem Judicial Ctr Healthcare Facilities Brookstone Completes Hospital Reno Suffolk Begins Phase 2 at Baystate Med. Ctr Educational Facilities HPPM Selects Tocci for BIM Implementation UMass Lowell,,UMBA Breaks Ground on University Suites Residence Hall AlliedCook Nears Completion on Learning Ctr Franklin Pierce Center Opens - Milestone CM, Designed by DC Designs CTA Breaks Ground on Two Schools Multi Housing Framing Under Way for Apt. Buildings - Pro Con GC - Davis Square Architects Green Facilities Meridian Assoc. Helps Wellesley Plaza Go Green ESI chosen by Miller Recycling Awards Massport Garage Earns CMAA Award Verizon Center Wins Award WinnDevelopment Awarded Harbor Islands Pavilion Recognized by ACECSGH project captures Silver North Branch Honored for Newbury Restoration Connecticut BL Companies Receives Award SKDC-related Entity Acquires Properties Konover Wins Two Awards


Focus: Healthcare Facilities News Urgent Care Center Opens Designed by EMR

Ground Broken on Medical Offices - Kuhn Riddle Architects Winchester Hospital Opens New Surgery Center - DiGiorgio Architect and Engineer Myles Standish Medical Center Completed Hayner Hoyt and KBE Selected for Hospital Job Dimeo Nears Completion of Medical Building Restoration Begins at VA Med Center Hybrid Parking Delivers Hospital Parking Teams up with Suffolk, First Bristol and SBA John Adams Medical Center Completed - Construction by Nadeau DBVW Renovating Health Center Exterior Finishes Installed at Aviv Expansion Pro Con CM. KDA Project Architect Wise Completes Renovations at Fresenius Features

John Dempsey Hospital - HKS Architects Facilities Fraunhofer to Build Energy Center - Designed by DiMella Shaffer Tocci Selected for Autodesk Renovation - Architect KlingStubbins Roundhill Build-outs for Beal, GNUBio, and more 225 Centre St Under Way - Designed by ADDInc Elkus Manfredi and CRJA West End Longfellow Towers Improvements Greenwood Builds Award-Winning Roof on Mass. State House Framing Complete for Cobham Expansion - Pro Con Architect and CM Theater Nears Completion - Designed by Catalano, Constructed by Stateside AGER Designs Playscape

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Cover Story: Vision 3 Architects Designs, E. W. Burman Builds, RI Blood Center

Focus: Award Winners CBC Recognizes Project Teams and Young Scholars IFMA Boston 2012 Awards of Excellence Winners BOND Recipient of Three Awards Design of Philips Receives IFMA Award ACEC/MA Awards David Young Callahan Wins ABC Award Gadoury Awarded NSTAR Team Awarded Washburn Shops Awarded - Hoffmann Architects, Construction by Cutler Oliver Lofts Awarded LEED® Platinum - Renovated by WinnDevelopment Safety Awards to RELCO Colantonio’s Wins Preservation Award - The Provincetown Public Library Honored Museum of Art Restoration Awarded Focus: Life Sciences Facilities Firefly Awarded Matching Grant MLSC Grant to Museum of Science Goody Clancy Designs, Walsh Brothers Builds ISC at UMass Boston LEED Gold Renovation of William James Hall - Designed by Lab/ Life. Science. Architecture Colantonio Begins UMASS Upgrades - Designed by Beacon - RDK Engineers H3 Biomedicine Opens New HQ VitaThreads - A New Life Sciences Company Harvard Health and Life Science Center News Sony DADC Opens US Office

Features UMBA Life Science Overview Norwalk Community College Facilities Suffolk Downs Unveils Resort Plans - Suffolk Construction GC, Elkus Manfredi Architect Hayden Building Ground Breaking Tocco Partners With P3i on Kronos Project Coastway Bank Breaks Ground Diggs Awarded New Airport Facility Project Harvard Sq Hotel Reopened - With Arrowstreet Educational Facilities Groundbreaking for New Residence Hall - AlliedCook CM Bond Breaks Ground at BSU Mt Auburn Healthcare Opens - Designed by HDS, Bristol Consulting PM, Duffy Bro. GC Pare Selected for School Plans KBE Renovates RI College and Univ. Eckman Begins Pinkerton Academy Expansion - Marinace Architects Student Center in High Gear - Renovations by Prellwitz Chilinski Franklin Pierce Center Completed Acentech Completes Wellesley High Work - Designed by Symmes Maini & McKee Cardigan School Breaks Ground - Engelberth CM - OMR Architects Construction Begins at the Historic School - Perkins Eastman Architect, Reinhardt Associate Architect, Consigli CM Erland Completes Center for St. Sebastian’s Teams with Robert Olson Griffin Elec. Completes School Projects Immaculate Conception School Retrofitted ARC Gets Temple University Project - WB Engineers, Nelson Team Up Healthcare Green Light for Golden Pond - Congress Embarks on Assisted Living Project Construction Under Way on BWH Projects Mt Auburn Healthcare Opens - Designed by HDS, Bristol Consulting PM, Duffy Bro. GC Green Facilities RPF Completes Project at Hampton Beach Mt Auburn Greenhouse Breaks Ground - Designed by William Rawn Associates North Branch Project Gets Silver

Camp Niantic Gets Gold - Constructed by Fusco IRC Completes Solar Installation Multi Residential Danner to Upgrade Condos Dover Landing Gets ‘Ok’ - Dickinson Designated Developer Tocci Completes Monarch Lofts Conn DPM completes Norwalk Community College Groundbreaking Ceremony Expansion Project Spearheaded by Nickerson KBE Wins Top Honors


Cover Story Tishman Builds Resturant and Retail at Hyatt Place

Focus: On Site - Facilities Under Construction Iron Workers Top Out Tower at Fan Pier Marr Companies Recent Activities North Branch Builds Arena Nauset Nears Completion at 7 Cameron Ground Broken on Waterside Place - Suffolk CM Coastway Bank Builds Branch Pro Con Architect and CM for Homewood Suites GHA Works on Foote School Project Cobham Expansion Pro Con Architect and CM Medical Facility Breaks Ground for Oriol Focus: Retail Fisher Auto Parts Upgrades Elkus Manfredi Architets - Suffolk Construction CM for Retail Space at 50 P.O. Sq. Hyundai Facility Completed Ashling Completes Two Projects Commonwealth Chevrolet Completed Bulfinch to Renovate Mall - ADD Inc Architect Acella at Urban Grape - Oudens Ello Architect Diggs Begins New Stop & Shop Facilities Safdie Selected for Sri Lanka Project

Martini Completes Cemetery Expansion - Stirling Brown Architects RDK Celebrates Opening of Hostel Regional Colocation Ctr Takes Life - OpenCape and Stateside Collaborate Green Facilities The Residences at Portwalk Attain Gold - Pro Con Architect and CM Biologics Bldg Achieves LEED Gold Bulfinch Project Earns LEED Gold Oak St. Apts Get Platinum - Avesta Partners With Wright-Ryan Connecticut News Two Renovations by KBE Amenta/Emma Awarded Higher Ed Project KBE Breaks Ground for Two Schools Vet’s Housing Project Completed - Viking GM - Designed by LLR Kolakowski Receives Award Educational Facilities Griffin Completes School Project UML NewStudent Center - Designed by HMFH NEC Completes New BCC Center Erland Awarded School - Keller Moore Architects HMFH Completes Design for Bard College New UMBA Project for BOND Healthcare Aviv Expansion Nears Completion - Pro Con CM Hathorne Rehab Ahead of Schedule - Nauset CM North Branch Completes Clinic South Coast Adds Memory Care Apts at Atria Bay UCHC Ambulatory Care Ctr Winchester Hospital Renovations Ribbon Cutting at New Medical Center, Pro Con Architect and CM Vanderweil Completes Building Design, Spagnolo Gisness Architects Multi Residential Brookstone Selected for Condo Reno Project PCA Designs New Urban Housing WinnDevelopment Plans for Voke Lofts Abbot Restores Condos North Branch to Build Rivermere - George Hickey Architect Awards CTA Recent Awards Rooftop Tiara Wins IDEAS2 Award Continued on next page...

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Cover Story Dore & Whittier Designs, Agostini Builds John Rogers Middle School and Rockland High

Focus: Educational Facilities Ann Beha Designs NE Conservatory Bldgs Gensler Associate Architect Dimeo Milestones on Recent Projects D.E.W. Completes UVM Redstone Lofts Eckman Building CC Student Center - Lavallee Brensinger Architects Wessling Selected for School Renos PARE Completes School Engineering Services - Ai3 Architects Alpine Called on for Lead Paint Abatement CTA Finishes Four, Starts Four School Projects DPM’s Current Academic Assignments Features North Branch Completes School Projects - CMK Architects Reggio School of the Arts Under Way - Newfield Construction CM - Designed by Friar Assoc ASHRAE turns 100 Atkinson Family Practice to Open New Offices Intermodal Transportation Center Completed Designed by DHK The Hotchkiss School BioMass Facilty Nears Completion - Designed by van Zelm Engineers and Centerbrook Architects, O&G CM Bowdoin Completes Little Wanderers Expansion - Northstar PM - Roundel 47 Architects Facilities

Boston Wharf Tower Breaks Ground - Suffolk Construction CM for 20 Stories at Fort Point Cornerstone Renovates FoodState Facility Ground Broken for U.S. Embassy J. Calnan to Renovate PTC Campus Voke Lofts Groundbreaking - WinnDevelopment Joins Dellbrook, The Architectural Team Feldman Provides Support for Major Projects Metro Walls Hired for Apt. Project Fairmont Copley Plaza Cuts Ribbon - Suffolk Construction GC Vanderweil Completes Bright Horizon Design LLB Architects Designs Walpole Public Library Columbia Completes Back Deck Restaurant Healthcare Facilities BOND Completes Health Center Brookstone. Completes Hospital Project Boston Medical Clinic Completed JSA completes hospital labs Pro Con GC for MRI Suite Fit-Up - JSA Architect Green Development News Callahan Completes “Green” Arena Multi Housing Construction Under Way for Brightview - Pro Con Architect and CM New Apts at Rosemont Sq. - Pro Con GC Connecticut Boroson Falconer Completes School - Giordano CM Armed Forces Reserve Ctr Awarded - KBE, DeRita and Kleinfelder Team Up



Cover Story Suffolk Construction to Build One Channel Center Project

Focus: Interiors LKCo Renovates Dining Hall at UMass Lowell Kaplan Completes Temple Beth El Renovations - Hajian Architects Gawron Turgeon Designs cPort CU - Landry/ French CM JLL CM/GC for One Rogers St. Project Model at Maxwell Green Completed - Designed by Dennis Duffy Brewery & Ale House Completed by Shawmut LKCo to Fit out Brown Brothers Harriman HQ Model at Maxwell Green Completed - Designed by Dennis Duffy Bowdoin Construction Completes Expansion Fit-Out for Trip Advisor StructureTone CM for Pioneer Project Art 3 Completes Winchester Hospital Artwork Features Student Center At Colby Sawyer Taking Shape - Designed by S/L/A/M To Colo or Not to Colo..... that is the Question.. Happy Anniversary Hi Pro. Facilities 120 Kingston St. Breaks Ground - Suffolk Construction, Forest City and Hudson Group Team Up Metro Walls Recent Projects New Market Basket Under Way - Pro Con CM - Prellwitz/Chilinski Architect Essex To Construct Ministry - Boston Bay Architects facilities Brookstone Gets Racquet Club Project Educational Facilities NEC begins Aquatics Ctr - Vision 3 Architects Service Credit Union HQ Opens - Gund architect - Suffolk CM Cornerstone Expands FoodState Facilities UMaine Completes Renovation Needham Bank to Renovate - KBA Architect Delphi GC Lundgren Honda Opens - BKA Architects cm&b GC Design Complete for J&W Garage - Vision 3 and Walker Parking Consultants Team Up Griffin Elec. Completes Data Ctr. Residence Inn Welcomes First Guests - Pro Con Architect and CM D.F. Pray Builds Cumberland Farms – Aharonian Architects Abbot Restores Boston Building Education Facilitiies North Branch Begins SNHU Hall PARE Selected for School Designs Nadeau GC For UMass Renos Grand Opening At Lincoln School - NEC CM – Vision 3 Architects AlliedCook Completes University Ctr. - Winton Scott Architects Three Innovative Schools Open - Designed by HMFH CTA Producing Studio for New School - Designed by Tappe Healthcare Facilities Women & Infants Hosp Expands PDC - Vision 3 Architects HealthFirst Opens New Facility - Designed By Steffian Bradley Connecticut News Heights At Darien Breaks Ground - Viking GC Fusco First in CT - EPA ENERGY STAR Leader Erland Begins Storrs Ctr Phase 1B KBE Constructs Three Schools

Green Development News TownePlace Receives LEED Silver - Pro Con Architect and CM SAK Provides Services to Steel Art Multi Housing New Building for Tockwotton Home - DiMella Shaffer and Cutler Architects, GC Brookstone to Build Apt Facility Congress Begins Golden Pond Project - Designed by Khalsa Life Scences Cannon Completes Tufts Project Awards Meridian ‘Small Business Of The Year’ North Branch Awarded Rumford Center Project of the Year - NEC CM, Designed by Prellwitz/Chilinski Integrated Design Group Awarded GreenCircle Ahead of the Curve Easthampton Saving Bank - A Bank of Tomorrow Floyd Takes The “Leed” In Green Design


Focus: AISC SteelDay Focus - Residence Inn Designed by Group One Groundbreaking for Water Plant Renos - Joint venture of AECOM and Nickerson Features Union Block Retrofit Completed - Bruss Construction, IBEA Team Up Berkley Bldg Completes MIT Reno - Hecht and Associates Archtects NEC Completes Restoration at Weekapaug Inn Facilities Cape Cod Lumber Breaks Ground - Campanelli Const CM, RKB Architects Foundation Completed for Hotel - Pro Con Architect and CM Pegasystems Opens New HQ - Visnick and Caulfield, Architect; J. Calnan, GC Vision 3 Celebrates Groundbreaking for Johnson & Wales Parking Garage Spaceworks Completes Two Projects Gawron Turgeon Design Bank of Maine - Risbara Bros. CM

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High-Profile: PCINE News

Urban Redevelopment Uses Precast Solution

Boston - Urban redevelopment is an ongoing process, and the Fenway neighborhood in Boston is getting a new Residence Inn by Marriott who recognizes the potential for this neighborhood and energizing its economy. This project is owned by Boylston Properties of Boston and is a 120,000sf eight-story building with 175 guest rooms. The $60 million project will include 6,000sf of ground-level retail and restaurant space. It will also have 50 parking spaces below ground, a fitness center, meeting rooms, and indoor rooftop swimming pool that opens up to a green rooftop terrace. Unique to this building is the use of the Girder-Slab System that allows for the steel construction to be erected and then the precast hollowcore planks to be installed. This Girder-Slab System uses a unique DBeam that supports the hollowcore planks which have notches cut into them to allow

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Rendering of Fenway Residence Inn by Marriott

for grouting to seal the panel to the girder. This Girder-Slab System, developed by Girder-Slab Technologies, LLC, Cherry hIll, N.J., allows for a very rapid construction schedule. Mike Weigand of J.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc., Middlebury, Vt., the project’s precaster, said, “Speed of erection was one of the reasons for choosing precast.” In this case, the drawings were approved on July 27, 2012, and the hollowcore plank installation began on August 9, ahead of the proposed schedule. Antonino Donato, AIA, LEED AP, project manager from Group One Partners, Inc. of Boston,

the architects for the project, stated there were several reasons for choosing precast hollowcore for this project, named several reasons for choosing precast hollowcore for this project: 1) The underside of the plank would become the finished ceiling; 2) lower floor-to-floor height (used with DBeam in lieu of traditional steel) allowed for an additional floor to be added; and 3) precast concrete had an inherent fire rating, good sound transmission class rating (meaning a quieter hotel room), and a faster project completion because other trades could access the floor faster. Additionally Donato states that when it comes to cost- and time-savings, the savings is not in the actual design but the “overall project completion time and project cost if designed properly.” J.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc. manufac-

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tured and installed the 920 (8in. x 8ft.) precast hollowcore planks. The larger width plank reduces the number of planks needed for the project, thus creating fewer seams that need grouting. The plank finish, called “carpet ready,” is a smooth surface ready for a direct flooring application. Precast concrete is a perfect fit for building in tight urban areas. Construction with precast concrete takes up very little space beyond the building footprint, illustrating precast’s versatility in the utilization of this hybrid building system. This new Residence Inn will not only boost the economy in this changing area, it will visually enhance the area and be a shining example of a new system and the possibilities it offers. The estimated completion date is May 2013.

A Chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

The use of precast concrete in residential facilities allows architects and designers to go beyond simple design expectations. The Fenway Residence Inn by Marriott, located in Boston, MA, is an 8-story structure which incorporates 120,000 sq. ft. of 8-in x 8-ft precast hollowcore plank covering the 175 guest room floor and ceiling space. Precast hollowcore plank was chosen to work within the girder-slab system providing added durability and speed of construction savings. Antonio Donato AIA, LEED AP, the project manager of Group One Partners, Inc., (architect) stated that the savings is not in the actual design but the “overall project completion time and project cost if designed properly.“ The 920 precast hollowcore planks were manufactured by J.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc. of Middlebury, Vermont, the precaster.

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

D.F. Pray Completes BCC Project J.M. Booth Architects

New Bedford, MA - D.F. Pray General Contractors, headquartered in Seekonk with a satellite office in New Bedford, has completed the fast-track 6,800sf reconstruction project at Bristol Community College’s (BCC) eHealth campus at 800 Purchase Street in New Bedford. D. F. Pray served as the project’s design-build general contractor, teaming with New Bedford-based Higher Education Partners, who collaborated with BCC in the planning and construction of the facility. J.M. Booth & Associates, also of New Bedford, provided architectural services. The project scope entailed complete demolition and reconstruction of the second floor of the BCC facility, located in the historic Cherry & Webb building, which was constructed in 1905. Pray began demolition work the second week of July, and construction commenced in early August. The contractor provided considerable value engineering services throughout the project in order to address structural design issues within the 90-year old building. They achieved substantial completion by August 28, and BCC took occupancy in the first week of September. D.F. Pray provided build-out of state-of-the-art laboratory and training facilities for BCC’s nursing and pharmacy

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programs. The BCC Health Services campus now houses a phlebotomy lab, a “SIM” Lab (simulated hospital setting), a nursing lab, and a pharmacy lab for pharmacy tech students. The SIM lab has highly sophisticated “robotic patients” that are able to communicate with nursing students concerning their medical condition.

Gallagher Selected for EF HQ

Cambridge, MA - TG Gallagher, a mechanical contractor providing construction and maintenance services throughout New England, announced it will provide design-build HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection services for a new 11-story, 300,000sf headquarters for EF Education First (EF), a private education company. Phase 1 of the project is under way and comprises the office building’s core and shell. Skanska USA Building selected TG Gallagher as their design-build partner for the prominent project adjacent to North Point Park in Cambridge. Rendering by Gert Wingårdh, and Wilson Architects TG Gallagher will create Headquarters for EF Education First a heating and cooling plant with operate, the new 10-story headquarters will two large air handlers in a rooftop mechanical penthouse to provide the build- provide 230,000sf of office and educational ing with full air distribution. In response to space for the expanding company, 65,000sf strict floor-to-ceiling height requirements, of above-grade structured parking garage a displacement air system will be utilized with 126 parking spaces and a dedicated to provide EF with maximum flexibility bike room for employees, and 31,000sf of public space on the ground and mezzanine now and in the future. The plumbing infrastructure will in- floors including a 14,000sf restaurant with clude two gray-water collection systems to 440 seats and tiered outdoor seating wrapreduce the water consumption of the build- ping around the entire building Designed by Wingardh Arkitektkoning substantially. A rainwater collection system will collect the rainwater from the tor AB of Sweden along with Wilson Arroof drains to be used for irrigation, and the chitects Inc., the new EF headquarters will lavatory waste water will be collected and feature a large, wide, open-framed atrium treated to be used for water closet flushing. space with an exterior cascading glass waAdjacent to EF’s existing office build- terfall that was inspired by the facility’s ing in Cambridge, which will continue to close proximity to the Charles River.

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High-Profile: Awards

Wright-Ryan Projects Awarded

Portland, ME - The Maine Preservation organization presented the owners, designer and construction teams of many historic building rehabilitations throughout the state of Maine with preservation awards on November 15 at the Portland Country Club. Wright-Ryan Construction was the recipient of three out of 11 such awards. The first, Healy Terrace in Lewiston, was an adaptive reuse of a former children’s orphanage built in l-r - Cordelia Pitman, Director of Preconstruc1893 into affordable housing units. The second award, given for the tion Services, Marc Bourgeois, Superintendent, Peter Haber, Project Manager rehabilitation of the Hedge and Roger Williams Halls on the Bates College The third award, given to the Knox campus in Lewiston, was for updates made Hotel in Thomaston, was for the extensive to two of the oldest buildings on campus. repairs and replications to historic features.

Construction Institute Awards

Hartford, CT - On November 15 The University of Hartford’s Construction Institute gave special recognition to Jim McManus of The S/L/A/M Collaborative and Thomas Giardini of The Associated Construction Company for 35 years of continuous membership. In addition, Diane Colcord of Newfield Construction was given special recognition for 30 years of continuous membership. A total of 30 long standing mem-

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High-Profile: Awards

Portwalk Awarded for Urban Design

Calnan Project Awarded

Andover, MA - J. Calnan & Associates of Quincy provided preconstruction and construction management services for Philips’ new 32,000sf office at 200 Minuteman Rd in Andover. The new facility won the 2012 CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence for the Best New Workplace in the small building renovation category. Cresa Boston managed many aspects of the job, including interior fit-up, relocation, and vendor selection.

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Portsmouth, NH - Portwalk, a master planned 450,000sf mixed-use development in downtown Portsmouth, has received the Visualizing Density Award 2012 for Best Urban Design. The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) and Plan NH sponsored the awards to cite excellent examples of residential and mixed-use developments at a range of densities throughout the state.

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Danvers, MA - The Health Professions and Student Services Center, a zeronet energy building on the campus of North Shore Community College in Danvers, received a 2012 Best Projects Award in the Northeast region from McGraw-Hill and ENR Magazine. Construction manager for the $32 million project is Boston-based Walsh Brothers, DiMella Shaffer of Boston is the project architect, and the owner is North Shore Community College and the Division of Capital Asset Management. It is the first zero-net energy building – defined as one that generates at least as much energy as it consumes - to be built by the commonwealth of Massachusetts. It was selected as winner in the Best Green construction category. ENR’s Best Project Awards are determined by an independent jury and honor the best projects and the companies that de-

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High-Profile: Awards

Allen & Major Wins OCEA Award

Manchester, NH - The NH ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Award (OCEA) was presented to Allen & Major Associates, Inc. for its commercial development design of the new 3,235sf Enterprise Bank located on Bridge Street in Pelham, N.H. The project, which totals 43,000sf of impact area, was developed within an 89,000sf lot along Beaver Brook overlapping three resource areas: FEMA’s l-r: Luke Bouchard, senior. facilities planner/as100 year floodplain, N.H. Shoreland sociate VP with Enterprise Bank; Karen Fournier, Protection limits, as well as the local branch manager; Robert Clarke, vice president at Wetland Conservation District. A&M; Hugh Scott, president of NH ASCE. The project was chosen as the design team from A&M, members of the winner among a panel of judges for the design team’s demonstration of excel- NH ASCE, representatives of the bank, and lence in the design process, in its coop- Pelham town representatives to see firsteration with interested parties, and in its hand the design challenges that were faced overall presentation. A site walk was held during the project’s development, and the prior to the award presentation with the subsequent solutions to the design and permitting challenges.

Nobis Moves into Top 10

Lowell, MA - Nobis Engineering, Inc. announced that it has ranked ninth on the Zweig Letter Hot Firm List for 2012. The Hot Firm List recognizes architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada that have achieved the highest growth rates over the last three years. Nobis continued its aggressive growth into 2012 by climbing the ranks from 21st in 2011. The top firms were recognized at a

special reception at the Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference in October held in Aspen, Colo. “This is our second year on the Zweig Letter Hot Firm List, and to climb to ninth is a great accomplishment…,” said Ken Koornneef, president of Nobis, an employee-owned company with a 24-year legacy of collaboration, responsiveness, and community involvement.

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High-Profile: Awards

2012 Recognition Awards Wethersfield, CT - The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut recently held its Eighth Annual Industry Recognition Awards Dinner honoring a long-time construction industry activist for his service to the industry, two scholarship winners, and nine professionals in Connecticut’s commercial construction industry who exemplify exceptional leadership and character, and who have exhibited a commitment to excellence and service and a determination to exceed expectations over the span of their careers. Industry Recognition Awards for 2012 were presented in nine different categories that comprise the wide diversity of roles in the design and construction industries. The following individuals received awards for their contributions: • Public Owner of the Year: William Finch, mayor, city of Bridgeport. • Private Owner of the Year: Paul Brann, area manager for Planning, Design, and Construction, AT&T. • Designer of the Year: Thomas St. Denis, Senior Vice President, BVH Integrated Services. • General Contractor/Construction Manager of the Year: Thomas Giardini, president, The Associated Construction Company. • Subcontractor of the Year: David Hunt,

president, Berlin Steel Construction Company. • Supplier/Service Provider of the Year: Timothy Corey, partner, Hinckley, Allen and Snyder, LLP. • Construction Supervisor of the Year: Joseph Dupuis, superintendent, BOND. • Educator of the Year: Edward Sarisley, professor, Central Connecticut State University. • Construction Safety Professional of the Year: Robert Kunz, corporate safety director, Dimeo Construction Company. The association also honored Michael T. Timura of Farmington with the John B. Farnham Excellence in the Industry Award. Timura has been active in leadership positions in the Associated General Contractors, both nationally and in Connecticut, for over 40 years. During the evening ceremony two University of Connecticut students who are studying civil engineering at the University of Connecticut were awarded AGC of Connecticut scholarships, each valued at $5,000 over two years. Esteban Torres of Shelton was awarded the Michael T. Timura Scholarship, and Stephanie Orts of Seymour received the Angelo J. M. Giardini Scholarship.

Casino Theatre Honored DBVW Architects

Providence, RI - At the 2012 American Institute of Architects New England Conference Awards Gala on October 20, the historic Casino Theatre was honored with an Award of Merit. This award is one of several honors that have been bestowed upon the historic theatre since its restoration in 2010. “This project represents what’s possible when a community comes together to save a threatened building. Many people deserve credit for this award, especially the people at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Salve Regina University who worked for many years to save this important building,” said Martha Werenfels, a principal at Durkee, Brown, Viveiros and Werenfels

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(DBVW) Architects. Mark Stenning, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, added, “The Casino Theatre was the last remaining piece of the historic Newport Casino in need of restoration to bring the property to its original 1880s grandeur. We are grateful to have worked with such strong partners at Salve Regina University and DBVW Architects to ensure that the theatre was meticulously restored.” The Casino Theatre is believed to be the only remaining theatre designed by Stanford White. The 1880 Shingle Style building sits at the northeast corner of McKim, Mead & White’s renowned Newport Casino, which is now home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The property received National Historic Landmark designation in 1987.


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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors MA EICA Winners

ABC MA 2012 Awards


oston - ABC’s Awards of Excellence program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. Below is a list of the 2012 awards that were recently announced:

Electrical: Commercial/ Industrial Over $1M

Eagle Award: Interstate Electrical Services Corporation. Project: Westborough Wastewater Treatment Plant, Westborough. Architect: AECom.

A.J. Martini receives merit award.

Other General Construction

Award of Merit: A.J. Martini, Inc. Project: Newton Cemetery Walnut Court Expansion, Newton. Architect: Stirling Brown Architects, Inc.

Other Speciality Construction

Award of Merit: Florence Electric, LLC. Project: Mass Solar Photovoltaic Systems.

Pre-Engineered Buildings $2- $10M

J.M. Coull receives merit award Eagle Award: Erland Construction, Inc. Project: Springfield College Tornado Repairs, Springfield Architect: Jablonski DeVriese Architects. Eagle Award: Williams Building Company, Inc. Project: Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building 9, 10, 11th Floor Renovation, Boston. Architect: BBIX, LLC.

Award of Merit: Windover Construction, Inc. Project: Helena J. Sturnick Student Village, Beverly. Architect: Siemasko & Verbridge.

tion, Inc. Project: Oceanfront Estate, Manchester Architect: TMS Architects.

Commercial/Institutional/ Industrial $1 - $5M

Award of Merit: J.M. Coull, Inc. Project: Beckman Coulter Genomics, Danvers Architect: Industrial Facilities Design, Inc.

Public Works / Environmental

Alpine Environmental receives Merit award

Historical Restoration Under $1M

Award of Merit: Alpine Environmental, Inc. Project: Colonel James Barrett Farm, Concord. Architect: Richard Detwiller.

Eagle Award: Methuen Construction Company. Project: Westborough, MA WWTF Expansion, Westborough. Architect: AECom.


Award of Merit: J.M. Coull, Inc. Project: New Balance Sprinkler System & Bioler Project, Lawrence. Architect: J. Ferrera Associates.

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Eagle Award:Williams Building Company, Inc. Project: Lake Street Duplexes Island Housing Trust, West Tisbury. Architect: LDa Architecture & Interiors. Award of Merit: Windover Construc-

Commercial/Institutional/ Industrial Over $5M

Award of Merit: Bowdoin Construction Corporation. Project: The Rivers School Campus Center, Weston. Architect: Dario Designs. Award of Merit: J.M Coull, Inc. Project:


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High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors MA EICA Winners F.W. Webb Company, Boston. Architect: DesignScience. Eagle Award: Bowdoin Construction Corporation. Project: South Shore Baptist Church, Hingham. Architect: Strekalovksy Architecture. Spirit Award: Monitor Builders, Inc. Project: LRGH Tower Project, Laconia, N.H.. Architect: DiGiorgio Associates, Inc.

Methuen Construction Company, Inc. & Interstate Electrical Services Corporation. Project: MA WWTF Expansion, Westborough. Engineer: AECom. Williams Building Company, Inc. - Project: Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building 9, 10, 11th Floor Renovation, Boston. Architect: BBIX, LLC. Williams Building Company, Inc. Project: Lake Street Duplexes Island Housing Trust, West Tisbury. Architect: LDa Architecture and Interiors.

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ABC Building Green Awards

J.M Coull, Inc. - Project: F.W. Webb Company, Boston. Architect: DesignScience EnviroVantage - Project: NH Community Loan Fund, Concord, N.H. Reilly Electrical Contractors, Inc. - Project: Shire Building 200, Lexington. Architect: Kling Stubbins. Florence Electric, LLC. - Project: Mass. Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Mass. Windover Construction, Inc. - Project: Helena J. Sturnick Student Village, Beverly. Architect: Siemasko & Verbridge

Williams Building receives building green award

Methuen Construction receives building green award

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December, 2012


High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT EICA Winners

ABC NH/VT Excellence in Construction Award Winners AIANE Vermont Concord, NH - The ABC NH/VT Award of Merit: EnviroVantage. Project: struction, Inc. Project: Northeast RehaDesign Awards Chapter’s Annual Excellence In ConstrucLoring Air Force Base Design firm? bilitation Hospital. tion Awards are presented to the chapter members who represent the best of the best in their catagory. Below is the list of 2012 award winners.


Award of Merit: Northern Design Precast, Inc. Project: Keene Middle School. Award of Merit: Northern Design Precast, Inc. Project: Pinkerton Academy - Freshman Building. Award of Excellence: (also Community Service Award) Andrews Construction Company, Inc. Project: Mount Royal Academy Gymnasium and Classroom Building.


Award of Merit: (also Community Service Award) Caprioli Painting, Inc. Project: New Horizons - Color Care Across America.


Award of Merit: DECCO, Inc. Waste Management Healthcare Solutions. Project: TREE Medical Waste Facility.


Award of Merit: (also Sustainable Building Award) Reilly Electrical Contractors. Project: Shire Building 200.

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Maine Military Authority. Award of Merit: EnviroVantage. Project: NH Community Loan Fund. Award of Excellence: EnviroVantage. Project: Kingswood School.

Private Residence, Over $1 Million

Award of Merit: Bruss Construction, Inc. Project: Brewer Residence.

Commercial Under $2 Million

(also Sustainable Building Award) Award of Excellence: Bruss Construction, Inc. Project: BreatheNH Corporate Office.

Commercial Under $2 Million

Award of Excellence: (also Community Service Award) Cobb Hill Construction, Inc. Project: New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.

Commercial $2 -$5 Million

Award of Excellence: (also Sustainable Building Award) Fulcrum Associates. Project: The Copper Door Restaurant.

Commercial $5 - $10 Million

Award of Excellence: Fulcrum Associates, Inc. Project: Bedford Medical Office Building 1.

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Institutional/Public Over $10 Million

Award of Excellence: (also Community Service Award and Sustainable Building Award) Trumbull – Nelson Construction Company, Inc. Project: Lebanon Middle School.

Historical Restoration

Award of Merit: Meridian Construction Corporation. Project: New Hampshire State Library Renovations. Award of Excellence: North Branch Construction. Project: Sugar River Mills Apartment Upgrades.

Design Build

Award of Excellence: (also Sustainable Building Award) Pro Con Inc. Project: New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet. Award of Excellence: (also Sustainable Building Award) Pro Con Inc. Project: The Residence at Portwalk - Pro Con, Inc. Award of Excellence: (also Sustainable Building Award) Pro Con Inc. Project: TownePlace Suites by Marriott.

Charimans Award

Trumbull Nelson Construction Company. Project: Lebanon Middle School.

The 2012 AIA New England Design Awards were announced recently Honor Awards were given for three public structures: University of Massachusetts, Amherst Research and Education Greenhouse, by Payette, Boston Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington, ME, by designLAB architects, Boston Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library, William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston. Awards in the Merit category were given to: Hawaii Wildlife Center, Halaula, HI, by Ruhl Walker Architects, Boston Whitin Observatory Renovation & Addition, Wellesely, Mass., by DesignLAB Architects, Boston Wildflour Vegan Bakery & Juice Bar, Pawtucket, RI, by 3SIXØ Architecture, Providence, R.I. Casino Theatre, Newport, R.I., by Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, Providence Allencrest Community Center, Leominster, Mass., by Abacus Architects + Planners, Boston Continued on page 30

December, 2012


High-Profile: Associated Builders and Contractors EICA Winners

Barrett Farm Restored

Barrett ’Twas the 18th of April in ’75, Paul Revere and William Dawes spread the alarm; Colonel William Barrett provided the muskets, cannon, and ammunition that were hidden in and around his 70 year old house and farm in Concord. Colonel William Barrett performed a very distinctive and important role in our nation’s history. As the owner of a large farm in Concord and a man who was keenly interested in assisting the Minutemen of Middlesex, he not only bought much of the powder, musket balls, cannon, muskets, and cannon balls for the defense of Lexington and Concord, but he stored them under the British noses. When he ploughed his fields in early spring 1776, he “innocently” buried the ammunition and guns on his land, deceiving the British scouts who constantly monitored Middlesex for such potential. The farmhouse was the site of meetings of the patriots who challenged the British. The Minutemen prevailed. When Save Our Heritage acquired the Barrett Farm, they turned to architect

Bowdoin Wins Two ABC Awards

farm Richard Detwiller for advice on renovations/restorations. A year later, Alpine Environmental was named as the paint restoration contractor to perform the painstaking stripping of almost 300 years of paint from all the interior woodwork. Some of the paint removal required stripping all but the very first 300 year old layer on a single door panel to ensure that color matching could be accomplished. Reviewing the details of Detwiller’s plans, Alpine Environmental studied the properties of each of the many species of wood that would be stripped, verifying the different approaches necessary to avoid marring the original moldings, doors, etc. Stripping the door panels of more than 30 coats of paint back to the first coat from 1703, was the ultimate challenge. Efforts for the renovation work at the Colonel Barrett Farm, now part of the Minuteman National Park, earned Alpine Environmental the prestigious Merit Award by ABC of Massachusetts at the 2012 Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet.

Pro Con Receives Multiple Awards

Manchester, NH – Pro Con Inc of Manchester was honored with six awards at the Excellence in Construction 2012 celebration hosted by The Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont (ABC NH/VT). The award winning projects included New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet, Nashua; The Residences at Portwalk, Portsmouth; and The TownePlace Suites by Marriott, North Kingstown, R.I. All three projects were honored with DesignBuild and Sustainable Awards. The competitive juried awards program sponsored by ABC NH/VT recognizes the best projects in the region and the important role that architects and contractors have in delivering successful projects. “Pro Con Inc is honored to be recognized for these three unique projects,” stated Jim Loft, AIA, senior vp of Pro Con. The 20,000sf New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet was recognized with a Design-Build Excellence Award and a Design-Build Sustainability Award. The interior design features exposed timber post and beam framing with clerestory windows that flood the store with natural

Needham, MA - The Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts has selected Bowdoin Construction as a Merit Award winner for The Rivers School Campus Center project and an Eagle Award winner for the South Shore Baptist Church project. The Rivers School, located in Weston, required the demolition of an existing building and the construction of a new two-story, 30,420sf facility on the active independent school campus. The campus center, designed by Dario Designs, Inc., was constructed of structural steel, brick, cultured stone, aluminum/glass curtain wall systems, and a combination of asphalt shingle and EPDM roofing. Interior spaces feature a large student dining hall with servery, a commercial kitchen, and a café with a fireplace on the upper floor. The lower level includes 12 classrooms, a large art gallery, math and language department offices, five faculty offices, and several student gathering areas. The finished product displays maple millwork, sloped linear wood ceilings, and varied flooring systems, including carpet tile, terrazzo tile, quarry tile, and VCT, as well as extensive landscaping around the building. The project was completed within 12 months. The South Shore Baptist Church project entailed the major expansion and historic renovation of a 1950s classic New England landmark. Designed by Strekalovsky Architecture, the 26,030sf two-level addition features a new 740-person sanctuary, multi-

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December, 2012


High-Profile: Awards

CoreNet Global New England Awards Baystate Medical Ctr Earns Awards CoreNet Global New England Chapter hosted the 2012 Awards of Excellence dinner in November at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Christopher D. Horblit, president of Fidelity Real Estate Company and president of CoreNet Global New England congratulated the award winners and the “leading edge corporations and service providers who create innovative workplaces that remind us that space matters.” Awards were presented to: Real Estate Professionals: Douglas Noonan, P.E., adidas Group Steven Doben, Fresenius Medical Care North America Karen Ellzey, CBRE Lee Burneson, Northstar Project + Real Estate Services

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• East House, Chilmark, Mass., by Peter Rose + Partners, Boston. • Pond House, Mount Desert, Maine, by Elliott + Elliott Architecture, Blue Hill, Maine. • Martha’s Vineyard Residence, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., by Peter Rose + Partners, Boston. • Wedding Pavilion, Northeast Kingdom area, Vt. by Robert Peabody Brown AIA, St. Johnsbury, Vt. • Campbell, Salice and Conley Residence

Designed by Steffian Bradley Architects

Boston - Since Phase 1 of Baystate Medical Center’s Hospital of the Future project in Sprinfield was completed earlier this year, the project has won the acclaim from the press for being one of the most innovative healthcare facilities in the country. This spring saw the opening of BayPresident’s Award: state Medical Center’s MassMutual Wing, Marc Margulies, Margulies Perruzzi Archi- Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center, tects and Tolosky Family Living Room, each Best Workplace/Small Renovation: designed by Boston-based Steffian Bradley Philips North America, Andover Architects. Best Workplace/Large Renovation: Buildings Magazine recently beCommunispace, Boston stowed its 2012 ABBY Awards Grand Prize Best Workplace/New Construction: to the project for achievements in design Dassault Systemes, Waltham Best Workplace/Sustainability Award: EMC, Hopkinton Continued from page 29

Pro Con Receives Multiple Awards

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as a stone base and Hardie plank in mountain sage for the exterior siding. Pro Con Inc was the architect and construction manager for the store, that features solar panels, energy-efficient LED lighting, and geothermal heating and cooling systems. The project achieved LEED Gold certification. The Residences at Portwalk was recognized with a Design-Build Excellence Award and a Design-Build Sustainability Award. Pro Con Inc was the architect and construction manager for the mixed-use development that achieved LEED Gold. The TownePlace Suites by Marriott was honored with a Design-Build Excellence Award and a Design-Build Sustainability Award. Pro Con was the architect

Portsmouth, NH - JSA Inc, Architects Interiors Planners of Portsmouth has been recognized by Maine Preservation for Excellence in Rehabilitation at Hedge Hall and Roger Williams Hall on the Bates College campus in Lewiston, Maine. Hedge Hall, built in 1890 and Roger Williams Hall, 1895 represent two of the oldest buildings on campus. Despite that, by 2008, Roger Williams Hall faced demolition. JSA’s solution incorporated a mix of renovations, restorations, and additions, repurposing the brick buildings to meet current college needs, and

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and operational excellence. Judges were particularly impressed by the project’s emphasis on energy efficiency, streamlined facility operations, and community engagement, but were most impressed by the fact that, despite one of the worst recessions since the great depression, the project was completed on time and on budget. Baystate Medical Center was also selected as the Honorable Mention in the Acute Care category of this year’s Healthcare Environment Awards. The Center for Health Design presented an award to SBA at the Healthcare Design Conference in Phoenix in November.

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saving Roger Williams from the wrecking ball. The additions represent a clear distinction from the historic original portions, yet gracefully pay homage to the original buildings. Today, both buildings stand as prime examples of how older structures can adapt to modern needs. “They’ve done contemporary statements that make respectful bows to history,” said Philip Isaacson, architecture critic and author. “Instead of trying to replicate the existing building in the addition, what they’ve done is find the spirit, the intensity, the architectural aesthetic of the original building and carry that on into the addition.”

December, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

Richard White Begins BC High Project Merrimack College Exp Under Way

Newton, MA - Richard White Sons, Inc. announced the award of The Boston College High School, Cadigan Hall project that includes the construction of a 28,000gsf building in the courtyard between Cushing Hall, McNeice Pavilion, and Walsh Hall. The interior scope includes a new gymnasium, art classroom space, tiered lecture hall, and music and performance spaces. The one-story building addition is located within the heart of the BC High campus nestled between two main campus buildings and abutting active athletic fields. Logistical planning and communication will play a key role in the successful execution of the 11-month construction project. The project will require carefully planned structural and utility tie-ins to ac-

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tive buildings. The foundation system will consist of piles and grade beams with a steel frame with masonry and a four-sided structural silicone glazed (SSG) curtain wall system. Project construction began in October with a projected completion in summer 2013.

SNHU Residence Hall Takes Shape JSA Architects

Hooksett, NH - North Branch Construction of Concord has begun erecting steel for the new Southern New Hampshire University residence hall. This four-story building will serve as a co-ed dormitory with over 300 beds. It will be located behind the Hampton and Windsor dormitories at the end of East Side Drive. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2013. JSA, Inc. of Portsmouth is providing architectural services for this project.

Southern New Hampshire University residence hall steel erection under way.

The Volpe Athletic Center on the campus of Merrimack College

North Andover, MA - Construction is under way for the expansion of the Volpe Athletic Center on the campus of Merrimack College. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the project that will include a new home for the college’s sports medicine program as well the development of a new ice rink. The construction project will expand the Volpe Athletic Center by approximately 83,000sf and will allow the college to relocate and enhance the facilities that support the athletic and sports medicine programs, while also relocating the campus bookstore and student health services in order to better serve student needs. The addition of a second ice rink will position Merrimack College as a premier hockey center, allowing for teams at the youth, college, and semi-pro level to compete at the highest levels. The expansion also includes enhanced spectator spaces such as a new lobby, concession facilities,

pro shop, and additional luxury boxes. With sports medicine and athletic training among the fastest growing programs at Merrimack College, the Center for Sports Medicine will measure over 5,000sf and consist of several teaching laboratories outfitted with the very latest human performance and athletic training equipment, new classroom space, team locker and shower rooms, a weight facility, and new offices. Merrimack College offers programs in health science, sports medicine, and athletic training. These programs prepare students for a wide variety of careers including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. Students combine classroom work with internships and practicum courses to gain clinical experience. Pro Con Inc began construction for the project in September 2012 and has scheduled a late summer 2013 completion date.

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December, 2012


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Mechanical Insulation is as Green as it Gets in Construction

by Jack Lister Throughout New England, the northeast, and the nation, government officials, developers, owners, and contractors more than ever before are now promoting environmentally friendly buildings as the rule, not the exception. But there is a saying among the members of the Mechanical Insulation IndusJack Lister try Professionals: “Green construction has been our standard for over 100 years.” Mechanical insulation is the timetested and proven technology of jacketing mechanical systems with insulation. It has been proven, time and time again in major projects, to provide many benefits, including reducing energy costs, enhancing the performance of mechanical systems, providing safety protection – and immediately reducing greenhouse emissions. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) research shows that insulation does protect the environment. The ASHRAE states rather simply but emphatically in its literature that insulation reduces the number of tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. In a December 2010 study, “Pipes Need Jackets Too,” HB Lanarc Consul-

tants surveyed peer-reviewed research installation and thickness of insulation on and trade journals and interviewed a range all mechanical systems, such as hot water of mechanical-insulation professionals heating pipes and air ducts, dramatically and “identified actions that can be taken reduces energy consumption and allows ... that can save millions of dollars and for more efficient and environmentally eliminate thousands of tons of greenhouse friendly buildings. gas emissions each year.” For example, if a simple valve is The report stated that mechanical properly insulated with 2 inches of insulainsulation, “as one of the many compo- tion, the results are immediate. Within a nents of a building energy system, plays year, that building would save 49 million an important role in improving energy efficiency, thereby mitiMIIP are prepared and trained to gating greenhouse gas emissions ensure that all insulation construction and moving toward sustainable projects are LEED certified... energy use.” Additionally, the report’s case studies indicated that energy savings associated with mechanical pipe BTUs of heat loss, 7,600 pounds of CO2 insulation “can account for a significant emissions, and 15 pounds of nitrogen oxproportion of overall building energy ide emissions. consumption.” This shows that without Many recent local construction proper mechanical insulation, buildings projects are incorporating mechanical inconsume more energy and, therefore, pro- sulation within their specifications; workduce more greenhouse gas emissions than ing with MIIP, these buildings are targeted necessary. to attain green, environmentally friendly That is why the Mechanical Insu- construction through the use of mechanilation Industry Professionals (MIIP) are cal insulation. prepared and trained to ensure that all Harvard is rapidly pursuing coninsulation construction projects are struction of its science project in Allston, LEED-certified based on the LEED ecology-oriented building certification program run under the U.S. Green Building Council. To help create a LEED-compliant sustainable environment in any new construction, the adequate and proper design, by Chad Wisler As we close out the year, I though it would be an appropriate time to reflect on the design-construction industry and how PLACE YOUR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS we continue to struggle, yet at the same time make strides to improve the overall TO SEE IF YOU CAN SAVE MONEY project execution process. The Boston W H I L E P R O T E C T I N G T H E E N V I R O N M E N T. / Massachusetts construction market has benefited from a relChad Wisler atively strong market GET A FREE 3E recently as compared the majority of other INSULATION geographical regions, but we still struggle ENERGY AUDIT! from self-imposed challenges.

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which would incorporate mechanical insulation installations performed by MIIP. The 500,000sf to 600,000sf health and life science center will be home to 500 stemcell scientists, bioengineers, and support staff. Vertex Pharmaceutical’s new 18-story office towers on Fan Pier in Boston and the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co’s. 22-story, $300 million tower at the intersection of the Back Bay, South End, and Bay Village neighborhoods in Boston also are employing the green benefits of mechanical insulation. For existing buildings, an energy audit provides facilities with a true maintenance program for management of piping and equipment – providing methods to realize the environmental advantages available through proper insulation maintenance. MIIP is a labor-management insulation industry organization in which member contractors and its skilled insulation workforce partner to enhance industry training and best practices. Jack Lister is director of Mechanical Insulation Industry Professionals. Visit www.mechanicalinsulators.com.

These challenges range from very aggressive schedules, project budgets (based on what?), a death spiral of professional fees, and lower levels of professional competency across all aspects of a project. When we coupled these real challenges with new avenues of project execution (BIM/IPD/Lean Construction) and sustainability requirements, our industry, companies, and staff are... stressed. Stress is not necessarily a bad feeling, it keeps us on edge; but there is a fine line between staying on point & leading the project... and falling back to becoming reactionary, defensive, or worse yet resigned to allowing the project to go down an uncontrolled path... This is what we need to manage. So... yes, it’s not easy; but we’re all essentially in the same situation, often with different roles and responsibilities on

a project, but gainfully focused on completely our projects for the client ‘on a high note’. We all have a choice to make: either to make the journey rewarding or painful, not just for ourselves, but for one another. When this moves past ourselves, it is often experienced by the owner which leaves them with a bad taste in their mouth with respect to the project instead of a rewarding experience. This affects all parties on the project from the client’s point of view. Keep that in mind. We need to be more mutually supportive. We’ve all seem the gamut of difficult project situations ranging from the fist slamming on the conference room table to the quiet, passive-aggressive ‘after the fact’ 3rd party negative feedback. Both of those extremes are a result of lacking character and professional development over the years. We can and have a responsibility to do better. I worked with one of the most impressive owner project managers two years ago, that actively monitored the ‘health and attitude’ of the project team. She did this, because she knew that the project team’s emotional health and alignment had a true affect on... her project. She reported on this at the same level of the project finances, schedule adherence and safety reporting. That has made a lasting impression on me and how I view industry and impressive project leadership. The majority of our projects are truly fantastic and rewarding experience on all sides - as well as they should be... Ideally the client moves into their space (that’s their end game...), the designers and conContinued on page 41

December, 2012


High-Profile Cover Story: Hillside Hall

URI Celebrates Opening of Hillside Hall

Designed by Lerner Ladds Bartels Architects; Constructed by KBE Building Corporation Kingston, RI - Lounges for studying and socializing are just about everywhere you look. Courtyards and rain gardens are beautiful and functional. A four-story glass bridge that connects the two wings of Hillside Hall adds sparkle to the south end of the residential section of campus, whether day or night. The University of Rhode Island community celebrated all of those features and more when it held its formal opening and ribbon cutting for Hillside Hall, the new $42 million, 429-bed residence hall designed by Lerner Ladds Bartels Architects and constructed by KBE Building Corporation. The event was held in late October in the building’s courtyard on 140 Campus Avenue. The 120,000sf structure is located on Campus Avenue, north of Fraternity Circle and east of Barlow Hall. The fivestory east wing is exclusively residential, while the four-story, west wing’s first floor is home to the Housing and Residential Life offices. To maintain and enhance the cross-campus ties through the site, LLB Architects focused on pedestrian interconnectivity between the different districts on campus. A number of building throughpassages at ground level allow for integration of existing pedestrian pathways while maintaining universal accessibility. “This striking new residence hall is perfectly consistent with our strategic plan and transformational goals in that it provides for 24x7, multidisciplinary and global learning opportunities in a comfortable, sustainable setting,” URI President David M. Dooley said. “Not only does this building enhance learning among the occupants, it will also help teach our students the importance of environmental sustainability, which will be essential in the decades to come.” Acting as a gateway to the campus Hillside District, Hillside Hall aims to engage students through the creation of dynamic spaces designed to promote student interaction on both an academic and social level. It serves as a living-learning community for pharmacy, nursing, and interna-

tional students, all of whom moved during Columbus Day weekend. The new building houses numerous study lounges as well as small gathering spaces in each hallway to promote a sense of identity and community within the large complex. A strong architectural feature is the four-story, glass-faced bridge linking the two wings. The structure offers connecting stairways and two-story lounges with outstanding views of the exterior courtyards. LLB Architects and KBE Building Corporation will be assisting the university in seeking LEED Silver certification. Sixty-four solar panels provide hot water for the facility, sun-shading fixtures and window vents keep the rooms comfortable while still allowing in generous amounts of light, and landscaping controls and filters stormwater before it finally enters White Horn Brook to the west of the campus.

The design of Hillside Hall, which features no-touch water bottle refilling stations and generous use of available light, also recognizes traditional pedestrian traffic to and from Fraternity Circle, the campus’ academic center, and other residential neighborhoods with enhanced and enlarged concrete walkways. The exterior consists of brick, wood, metal, and glass, with the brick complementing the surrounding residence halls, the wood veneer is consistent with the surrounding woods to the east.

Hillside Hall replaces the Terrace Apartments, a dreary, four-building, 54bed complex on the site of the original quarry where granite was hewn for URI’s oldest buildings, Taft, Davis, and Lippitt halls. Some of that granite, excavated during site preparation for Hillside, is now part of the landscaping. “When you consider what was here before, a small, old housing complex that made poor use of the space, you can see the dramatic contrast of a very dense housing facility with excellent design, both exterior and interior,” said Robert A. Weygand, vice president for Administration and Finance. “The old site was overgrown, not very attractive, and now we have this wonderful facility that provides much more housing, but also creates beautiful common spaces, outside and inside the building.” Thomas R. Dougan, vice president for Student Affairs, said he has already heard from many students about how much they enjoy the new residence. “I am proud that URI has been able to provide such an excellent environment to learn and live for our students. All members of our team did an outstanding job putting student needs at the top of the list in designing and constructing this building. Hillside Hall is another example of how URI is trying to build a vibrant, spirited, and effective campus community.”

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December, 2012


High-Profile Feature: Cornerstone Square

RAVentures Opens Cornerstone Square Designed by Joseph D. LaGrasse & Assoc.


estford, MA - Cornerstone Square in Westford reached its opening date as promised. The development is 92% leased with several great retail spaces still available for lease. Developer Robert Walker of RA Ventures, who has planned and built more than 40 commercial developments, said, “We are very excited to offer this region a visionary center of 13 gorgeous buildings and two miles of beautifully landscaped walkways for shopping, dining, profes-

Cornerstone Square was designed to create a “modern village” concept.

sional and personal services, and social interaction.” The Cornerstone Square center is designed to create a “modern village” concept to support the diverse employment and consumer needs of the local community. Designed by Joseph D. LaGrasse & Associates, Inc., the architectural style of the project is meant to evoke the permanence of traditional New England structural design, along with the dynamic qualities of modern day retail and office space.

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“This was a challenging and rewarding project to be involved with. I know it has attracted a lot of interest through the years and now it is exciting to see businesses opening their doors to the public.” – Joseph D. LaGrasse Dusty Burke, an exclusive leasing agent of American Commercial Real Estate, stated, “As premiere anchor, Market Basket has attracted a roster of familiar stores including, Panera, Verizon, Petco, Five Guys Burgers, Great Clips, Marshalls and Homegoods,” said Burke. “Cornerstone has also been selected by one of New England’s premiere restaurateurs to open Euviva Cocina, the first in a new chain of contemporary Italian restaurants. Just as important are the talented local businesses including Westford Florists, Premiere Cleaner, Renaissance Jewelers, Elements, Riverbend [Kitchen Design and

Appliances], Sweet Kiwi Frozen Yogurt, Dalla Nails, and a unique wine making store, Vintner’s Circle, where customers make their own brand of wine.” “This was a challenging and rewarding project to be involved with. I know it has attracted a lot of interest through the years and now it is exciting to see businesses opening their doors to the public,” said Joseph D. LaGrasse, AIA, principal of JD LaGrasse. Republic Building Contractors, Inc. out of Danvers, MA worked hand in hand with RAVentures on the Cornerstone project.

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December, 2012


High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

BARNES Begins Second Arena

McGowan Completes Rivier U Project

The corridor displays colorful artwork. Concord, NH - McGowan Fine Art of Concord completed a multi-phase project for Rivier University, on South Main Street in Nashua. This project was coordinated by Amanda Lacasse, corporate art consultant for McGowan Fine Art. Lacasse selected bright, colorful artwork for the recently renovated administrative building, Adrienne Hall, to reflect the energy of Rivier’s students, faculty, and staff. She also helped to update a historic list of all the sisters who have served on campus, helping facilitate a fresh design and presentation to complement the contemporary building.

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Hanover, MA - Steel construction specialists BARNES Buildings & Management Group, Inc. of Weymouth has begun steel erection of the second sports arena at the original site of Star Land Amusement Park in Hanover. The entire building site is being renovated to accommodate two new large indoor sports arenas to open early spring. BARNES is the single-source supplier and fabricator, erector, and installer of all steel systems used in the construction for the owner, Starland Holdings, LLC. BARNES is providing and erecting two engineered building systems manufactured by Metallic Building Company consisting of 150’ clearspan x 420’ long arenas, one for the soccer/lacrosse fields and one housing eight tournament size bas-

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Marion, MA - South Coast Improvement, headquartered in Marion, announced the recent completion of construction on Bey Lea Village Nursing & Rehabilitation in Tom’s River, N.J. Among the interior and exterior renovations that South Coast Improvement completed at Bey Lea was the addition of a Specialized Therapy and Rehabilitation (STAR) unit.

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December, 2012


High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

BL Companies Top Place to Work

BL Companies was represented by 18 of its employee-owners.

Meriden, CT - BL Companies was named as one of the best places to work in Connecticut. Based upon employees residing in Fairfield, New Haven, and Litchfield counties, BL was ranked 14th in the small business category. The award was presented at a reception in September at the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk. The ceremony was attended by 35 companies and organizations from southern Connecticut, all of which received recognition for being Top Work Places in the small and mid-size business categories. BL Companies was represented at the event by 18 of

Recent CBC Program

Insight from Medical Professionals

Middletown, CT - Members and guests of the Connecticut Building Congress packed into a conference room at The Inn at Middletown recently to learn about the opportunities in the changing healthcare sector. Kimberly L. Beauregard, LCSW, president & CEO, Intercommunity, Inc.; John Crane, director, Growth Strategy Services, ConnStep; and Doug Colter, president of Projex New England, Inc. present-

its employee-owners. The Top Places to Work program was administered by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, which evaluated survey responses from BL Companies’ employees. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, CBC President, Ron Goodin of FletcherThompson, presenting Ken Russo with a LLP. “We are honored to have been se- certificate recognizing his dedication to the community and industry. lected for this award of being a Top Work Place in Connecticut,” commented Carolyn Stanworth, president and CEO of BL Companies, “particularly as the judges were New Haven, CT - The Connecticut our own employee-owners. Thank you for Building Congress will spotlight the Project making BL one of the top places to work.” Team Award-Winning project at its program on December 18, 2012 in New Haven. The Yale University 493 College Street renovation project coordination finished on time and under budget. A few of the many challenges the design and construction team faced include a tight urban site, a nearly 100-year old building, and unique scheduling complications. In addition, the historic beauty of this grand space was preserved and the

Doug Colter speaking on the panel with (lr) John Crane and Kimberly L. Beauregard. ed their perspectives on how to succeed in healthcare construction projects. The panel seemed to agree that there is real opportunity for companies who can effectively bridge the gap between the needs of the medical staff and the construction process. Creativity and flexibility were the buzzwords for success. As part of the Connecticut Building Congress’ ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, Ken Russo from KBE Building was recognized for his long-standing commitment and dedication to the organization and the industry.

CBC Spotlights Award-Winning Project

Antinozzi Retained by IBEW

facility upgraded to meet current energyefficient standards. The project has been awarded LEED Gold certification. A guest panel of key personnel will discuss the project with CBC’s members and guests. Owner: David Cripe, Senior Capital Projects Manager, Yale University Architect: John Apicella, AIA, Apicella + Burton Architects, LLC Construction Manager: Michael Kearns, Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction.

New IBEW headquarters

Monroe, CT - Antinozzi Associates announced that The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) retained the firm to design its new 14,000sf, two-story headquarters incorporating several offices, classrooms, and a multipurpose room on the second floor in a newly built facility in Monroe. The exterior complements an angled, sloping landscape with materials and colors carefully chosen of vertical metal panel surfaces and brick. The metal panel colors of blue, green, and yellow are custom-colored to match the color of wires used inside metal armored cable – a common cable used in the trade. Based on the Architectural Review Board’s mandate to represent the town’s Colonial architecture, traditional materials such as brick and limestone were used for the prominent, one-story front entrance building. On the interior, the first floor facing the street contains corporate offices and a conference room, enclosed with frosted glass walls to allow natural light into the lobby of the conference room without compromising privacy. Five classrooms are located toward the rear of the building, below the sloping finished grade. Natural light is abundant, however, in these subterranean spaces as large light wells were designed

Interior view on both sides of the building incorporating continuous clerestory windows. The main corridor leading to the classrooms is lined with structural glazed block walls which continue to exhibit the wire colors used by the trade. Classroom entrances are composed of ceilings created through the use of electrical conduit and lighting above, with rubber flooring used for durability inside and outside the classrooms. On the second floor, the large 3,600sf meeting room includes a kitchen, table and seating capacity of 148, with an auditorium seating capacity of 430. The meeting room was also designed with continuous ribbon windows at the front and back of the room to maximize the amount of natural light to fill the space.


December, 2012


High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

WinnDevelopment Opens Loft Five50 A&O Danner Upgrades the Greenhouse Keith Const. GM. The Architectural Team Architects

Lawrence, MA - WinnDevelopment, the real estate development arm of WinnCompanies, announced the opening of Loft Five50, a 160,000sf mixedincome apartment complex in Lawrence developed from two buildings on the historic former Malden Mills manufacturing site. A ribbon-cutting ceremony featured residents and The property, part of the government officials. 29-acre fleece factory that is now home to the Polartec brand, and race track, outdoor patio with lounge had been vacant mill space for more than chairs and bistro tables, parking, and a 10 years until Winn acquired the site from landscaped courtyard and river walk with Versa Capital in July 2011. direct access to Manchester Street Park. Winn celebrated the completion of Loft Five50 was created from two this adaptive reuse project with a ribbon- buildings within the former nine-building, cutting ceremony that featured residents 900,000sf Malden Mills complex, which and local and state government officials. was opened and operated for three generaToday, Loft Five50 is a beautiful tions by the Feuerstein family. In 1995, a apartment community with modern loft- fire destroyed three of the nine buildings, style one and two-bedroom, as well as displacing 1,400 workers. Owner Aaron two-bedroom with den apartments. The Feuerstein continued to pay workers for units are LEED certifiable and feature high 90 days, gaining national attention as an ceilings, large windows, and ample closet example of an altruistic corporate leader. space. The mixed-income, 75-unit building Despite a rebuilding effort that cost $450 also maintains unique architectural details million and was completed in 1997, Malof the historic mill, such as exposed brick den Mills went bankrupt and the property and wood beams. was sold in 2007 to Versa Capital who purResidents enjoy extensive on-site chased the assets to create a new company, amenities, including a spacious indoor the- Polartec, LLC. atre, fitness center with a studio for yoga, Keith Construction was the general pilates or other exercise classes, commu- contractor, and The Architectural Team nity room with a catering kitchen, loung- was the architect on this project. WinnResiing area and billiards table, children’s play dential will serve as the property manager room with climbing structures, chalk wall for Loft Five50.

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Peabody, MA - The Congress Companies of Peabody and LCB Senior Living, LLC of Norwood announced that they have received a special permit and site plan approval, fully endorsed by the Ipswich Planning Board, for the construction of The Residence at Riverbend, an assisted living facility for seniors located in Ipswich. The Congress Companies will provide construction management services for the project. The Residence at Riverbend will be situated on one acre of a 15-acre site that stretches from Country Road to the Ipswich River and will be operated by LCB Senior Living. The facility will be a 73,600sf building that will include 53 studio, onebedroom, and two-bedroom units for traditional assisted living and independent residents, and 22 studio and shared units in a memory care wing for residents with early Alzheimer’s disease. Residents will have access to assistance with activities of daily living such as medication management or help with dressing and bathing. The memory care wing will offer specialized care


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for Alzheimer’s residents as well as a spacious, secure outdoor area for recreation. Each assisted living unit will feature private living space and an efficiency kitchen with a cooktop, refrigerator, and microwave. Additionally, The Residence at Riverbend will offer residents three daily meals served in a restaurant-style dining room, as well as access to a variety of other common areas including activities spaces, computer rooms, and a library. The Residence at Riverbend was designed by The Architectural Team of Chelsea, and construction is scheduled to begin in early spring of 2013, with completion projected 15 months from the start date.

Boston - General contractor and builder A&O Danner Companies of Plymouth was selected to handle several thousand sf of common area upgrades, renovations, and build-outs at the luxury 322-apartment complex known as The Greenhouse at 150 Huntington Ave. The building, owned and managed by Bay Management, is located near the Prudential Center in Boston’s trendy Back Bay neighborhood. Stephen Danner, president of A&O Danner, said a primary challenge was performing the various tasks without disrupting the daily lives of residents. The approximately $250,000 project called for: installation of a new concierge desk; installation of a new fire alarm control room to meet the needs of the upgraded fire alarm system; construction of a new package room, janitor closet, and library, including book cases and fireplace mantel; and installation of new mailboxes in the mailroom without disrupting mail deliveries. Project architect was the Boston firm of Touloukian Touloukian, Inc.

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Pro Con Nears Phase I Completion

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Melrose, MA - Phase 1 of Alta Stone Place is on target to turn over the first 67 apartments by the end of this year. When fully completed, the community will be comprised of 212 apartments housed within three new wood framed buildings and a renovated mill building. Wood Partners is developing the $32 million community, and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc, of Boston is the project architect. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, NH is the general contractor for the residential project. The community, which is being built in phases, includes a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with sizes ranging from 552sf to 1,450sf. More than 285 parking spaces are planned, and the clubhouse amenities will feature two fitness rooms, a great room with kitchenette, media room, cyber café/business center, conference room, and outdoor heated pool. The first building scheduled to be turned over is a three-story wood framed building with 27 apartments and the community’s club house, leasing office, and

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outdoor pool. The second building is a four-story wood framed building with 40 apartments built above a concrete podium parking structure. “We are currently entering the punch list stage for the first building and expect to have it turned over for owner occupancy by the end of November,” stated the project manager for Pro Con Inc. The project’s second phase, which will offer an additional 145 apartments, is the redevelopment and renovation of the four-story brick and wood-beam mill building and new construction of a podium style building. Construction will resume on the second phase in early 2013.

PerkinElmer Renovations

Hopkinton, MA - JM Coull is renovating a cleanroom for Caliper Life Sciences, now part of PerkinElmer, a global technology company dedicated to improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The cleanroom will accommodate a cell manufacturing process as part of the development of the company’s new Personalized Health Innovation Center of Excellence that will focus on creating new enabling technologies for scientists developing and commercializing new diagnostic and therapeutic products.

The renovations will encompass 7,000sf of clean and nonclean space for the production of microfluidic cells. In addition to the construction of the ISO 5 (class 100) and ISO 6 (class 1,000) cleanrooms, the project will include an upgraded electrical service, roof membrane replacement, and new power generator. The microfluidic cell cleanroom is scheduled to be completed in four months. The project architect is Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects of Hopkinton.

December, 2012


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Cobb Hill Completes Renovations

Concord, NH - Cobb Hill Construction, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed renovations on the historic Bridges House, New Hampshire’s official governor’s residence built in 1836 and now the new setting for many official state events. The objective of the renovation was to improve the functionality and efficiency of the house so that more people can enjoy it and share in its history at an even wider range of events. Cobb Hill delivered more than 2,000sf of site enhancements, including a 120sf addition to the residence’s kitchen and the top-to-bottom construction of a 380sf dining room. The home’s two-story carriage house was also demolished down

Renovated Bridges House to the existing main floor and then renovated to a single-story, 2,120sf great room. To improve energy efficiency and protect the home and its antiquities, Cobb Hill installed three new HVAC gas-fired systems in lieu of the previous oil-fired heating system.

Griffin Completes Mill Project

Northbridge, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. of Holliston recently completed the electrical installation work at the Linwood Mill in Northbridge. Developed and owned by EA Fish Development LLC of Braintree, Linwood Mill, a former cotton mill, was renovated to a 120,000sf, 75-unit apartment building for active adults aged 55+, and includes a large common area and library for its residents, plus laundry care centers on each of the facility’s four floors. In addition, the building includes 22,000sf of commercial/retail space at the lower level. The Griffin Electric team was tasked with the installation of a new electrical service on-site, in addition to lighting, fire alarm, and telecommunications systems. General contractor, Westbrook Joint Venture, of Granby, led the project to completion, along with architect, The Architec-

Linwood Mill tural Team, of Chelsea. Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc., provided design-build assistance. “With this project, preservation of the historical building was a top-priority for the developers,” remarked Wayne J. Griffin, president of Griffin Electric. “With consideration of the building’s integrity, our team was very mindful of their installations and overall site work.”

Calare Selects Integrated Builders Gorman Richardson Lewis Architect

The photo of Easthampton Savings Bank that appeared in High-Profile Monthly’s October and annual Green Facilities issue was missing the photographers credit, Woodruff/Brown Photography. Dietz & Company Architects were the architects for the project. Woodruff/Brown is located in Simsbury, CT.

Marlborough, MA - Integrated Builders was awarded the upgrades to 413 South Street for Calare Properties. Under the direction of Victor Simonians, Integrated Builders is working with Gorman Richardson Lewis Architect and Civil Engineer, Engineering Design Consultants to complete an existing shell located at 413 South Street. Focus:

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It’s no surprise that technology is at the center of the evolving FM profession. As young people today have been raised using technology, they have strengthened their technical abilities. This is beneficial to undergraduate FM students as they become skilled users of computer applications for facility managers such as Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM), Autocad, and Revit, as well as business computer applications such as Excel, Access, and Microsoft Project. The result is a generation of technology savvy professionals who can make an immediate impact for an organization, as well as assist more experienced facility managers who need to deal with the steep learning curve of new technology and software. There are many examples of how colleges and universities align curriculum to the changing needs of industry. As office spaces are being updated to create more efficiency and greater collaboration, students learn how to analyze space and identify efficiency opportunities to reduce square footage per employee and lower real estate costs. With the growing awareness of global warming and the need to reduce traditional carbon based energy costs, the new facility managers are prepared to tackle energy

reduction while investigating cost-effective alternatives for renewable energy sources. Students are also learning how to manage operating budgets and create capital improvement plans. This knowledge will enable them to speak the language of business and finance and have input into their organization’s long-range planning. The collaboration between industry and higher education will certainly play a role in shaping tomorrow’s workforce. As students participate in cooperative education and internship opportunities to gain experience, network, and test drive their chosen field of study, employers will be able to identify tomorrow’s FM leaders. And the real value proposition is graduates are finding jobs. It will not be very long before the word spreads and the competition for students who choose FM as a career path becomes more intense. When that happens, everyone wins. Not only will the profession continue to garner the level of recognition and respect it deserves, but some of our best and brightest will be ready to take the reins. The future of FM looks bright indeed. Richard Christiano is an assistant professor of facility management and planning in the College of Arts and Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

This two-story 145,000sf office and industrial space required work to the concrete slab, installation of 11 new overhead doors, and MEP upgrades. Sitework includes new site utilities, site lighting, concrete sidewalks, and new asphalt paving; property landscaping was also included. The project value is $3.4 million

(above) gymnasium (below) auditorium

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

Windover Construction Completes Three School and College Projects BOND CM for UMass Fitchburg State Project Erland Tops Off New School Center with Robert Olsen + Assoc. LLD Designs, KBE Builds URI’s Hillside Residence Hall Profile: CTA Cements Place as Leading School Builder Cutler Associates’ Design Build Anna Maria College Holds Open House Oldcastle Precast Awarded Liberty Terrace Dormitory Featuring: BC Project Achieves LEED Platinum Tewksbury High School Tops Off UMass Lowell Begins Steel Erection

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Suffolk Construction Builds The Victor Luxury Apartments Pro Con Breaks Ground For Aviv Center for Living, KDA Architect Contracting Specialists Awarded Ground Breaking for Bristol Hotel Construction Starts on New Storrs Center Increasing Natural Gas Demand in NE by Douglas Pope MIT Sloan: Archieving Acoustical, Audiovisual, and Technological Success Colleges Carving out New Space on Existing Campuses by Julie Nugent

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Kelley Outstanding Jr. Alumni

Windsor, VT - Shawn P. ects, including geotechnical Kelley, Ph.D., an associate and engineering design work, conshareholder with GeoDesign Inc., struction observation services, was recognized recently as an and geotechnical instrumentaOutstanding Junior Alumni by tion. the University of MassachusettsKelley is active in the Amherst’s College of EngineerAmerican Society of Civil Engiing. Recipients of this award have neers (ASCE). In 2009, he was shown extraordinary effort and named governor for Region 1 notable success in their careers. of ASCE. He represents civil Kelley Kelley specializes in deep engineers in the northeast inand shallow foundation design, cluding Maine, New Hampshire, earth retention and slope stabilization proj- Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, ects, and in-situ soil testing, among others. Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and At GeoDesign he manages the soil-testing Puerto Rico. laboratory and a number of different proj-

ABC Hires Two

Boston - ABC MA announced that it has hired two new employees: Kenneth Ledwak, membership director and Dave Murphy, membership administrator. ABC recently moved its offices to its new location at 100 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA.

Griffin Joins RJ Kelly

Burlington, MA - RJ Kelly Co. (RJK) announced its recent hire of Richard Griffin, who will join the company as a senior vice president with a primary focus on real estate acquisitions and comanaging the company’s capital relationships. Griffin will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and negotiating new investment oppor-


tunities and for co-managing the company’s capital relationships. He joins RJK with more than 20 years of experience in real estate, having held positions at KS Partners LLC, Northeast Investment & Development, Berkeley Investments, AEW Captial Management, FREC, FMRC and RECOLL.

BLF&R Welcomes LaValley

Hyannis, MA - Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects (BLF&R) announced that Brian LaValley recently joined its staff as the new director of marketing. LaValley has more than 20 years of experience working in marketing and public relations for corporations and non-

profits including Delaware North Companies, Tops Markets, Cannon Design, and Bradford Regional Medical Center. In his new position he will be responsible for guiding and coordinating marketing and strategic planning activities, as well as business development at BLF&R.

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Pro Con Promotions

Manchester, NH – Pro Con Inc announced Erik Anderson, AIA; Kent Beirne, AIA; and Drew Queen have Anderson, Beirne, and Queen are responsible for overseeing the development of new projects from design through to construction administration and lead a team of 28 professionals in Pro Con’s architectural division. Anderson obtained his professional registration in 2004 and is also LEED accredited. He has over 20 years of design experience ranging from mixed use projects to hospitality to senior living. Anderson was formerly with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, LLC of NYC. Since joining Pro Con in 2005, he has been the lead architect on many of the company’s successful design-build projects including Hammondswood Luxury Condominiums in Brookline, Mass.; Alpha Flying in Portsmouth N.H.; and Brightview Senior Living in Billerica, Mass. Beirne has more than 20 years of diverse architectural design experience, having started his career in California and with several firms in New England including Newbury Design Associates of Lower Newton Falls, Mass and The Turner Group, Concord, N.H. He joined Pro Con Inc in 2006 and has been the lead architect on several prominent design build projects

Beirne Queen including the Residence Inn by Marriott in Chelsea, Mass; the Residence Inn by Marriott at Portwalk in Portsmouth, N.H.; the Inn at Newport Beach in R.I.; and the Courtyard by Anderson Marriott in Keene, N.H. Queen joined Pro Con in 2001. He was named director of design in 2005. He has been recognized for his creative designs, having won several architectural design competitions and awards. Some of his notable designs have been the Renaissance Hotel at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass., and the new residences and ice arena at Merrimack College, North Andover.

Campanelli Names Peter Brown

Braintree, MA - Campanelli Construction announced Peter Brown as director of business development. Brown will be at the forefront of Campanelli’s expansion down the East Coast, most notably in the New England and New Jersey markets. Brown’s extensive real estate background spans over 30 years in commercial and industrial real estate leasing, sales, management, and development. He will continue to serve as director of leasing for Campanelli in addition to taking on his new role. Prior to joining the company

Human Capital...

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tractor make a reasonable/fair profit and personal / professional relationships are grown. Moving into 2013, perhaps we should double-down and be more aware of our own interactions. Both within our companies and along with one another, irrespective of formal contractual/responsibility lines. Taking the high road, asking for help?, and bringing your best can actually ‘infect’ a project with inspiration, fun, and leave us all with great memories of the project experience. Human Capital - that’s us. We’re the greatest resources available to our clients.

Brown served for 23 years as a partner and EVP of Peter Elliot LLC, of Boston. Brown is a member of NAIOP, MassEcon, the IACSC, and IARW. He is an active member Brown of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, member of its South Shore EDC, and former chairman and member of the Cohasset EDC.

We’re also the greatest asset and mentors to our staff. Keep that in mind as we move into 2013. We all need to bring our younger staff to more meetings, get them exposed to the projects outside of their cubicles; get them in the field (!) and have them learn more about other aspects of the industry. This investment will pay off on all sides. For those reading this article, you’ve clearly succeeded in your fields, most likely because somebody put the time and investment in you outside of the day-to-day project requirements. Now it’s my turn. Now it’s your turn. As the great philosopher K.C. & The Sunshine Band professed... “That’s the Way I Like it!”. Cheers. Chad A. Wisler, PE LEED AP BD+C is managing principal at Vanderweil Engineers, LLP in Boston.

December, 2012


Vision 3 Promotes Two

Providence, RI - Daniel Grady AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Joseph Caldeira, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, have been promoted by Vision 3 Architects. Grady was promoted to education team leader, adding to his current responsibilities as associate of the firm. His strengths include being able to quickly understand the technical requirements of a client’s business, coordinate with consultants and specialists, and integrate real world solutions into the design process Caldeira has been promoted to senior associate of the firm. He plays a vital role in assuring that Vision 3 Architects delivers

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Manseau Joins Eckman

Bedford, NH - Eckman Construction Company, Inc. announced that Matthew Manseau has joined the Eckman staff as a project manager. He has over four years of commercial construction experience in California, where he worked on numerous large construction and commercial ten-

Grady Caldeira Manseau on its promise to provide personal, attentive, and responsive service to clients. He brings enthusiasm and innovation to the design of Boston - Larry Fishman sustainable facilities. has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Boston office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Fishhigh-level management positions. Prior to man will be responsible for Denron, he served as CFO of Hampshire project development and manFire Protections, Co., Inc. agement consulting on projects Joe Bellefeuille will be assuming the covering a wide range of power role of senior vice president of sales and generation technologies, fuels, will continue his role as partner and memFishman and commercial arrangements. ber of the board of directors. He has over 35 years of experience in the energy and electric power gen-

Fishman Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

Holden New Denron President

Manchester, NH - Denron Plumbing and HVAC, LLC., a Manchester based Plumbing and HVAC subcontractor of over 38 years, announced the appointment of Bob Holden as company president. Holden brings to Denron over 32 years of relevant experience working in

Snow Named Office Manager

Portland, ME - Christopher Snow has been named as office manager for the Portland office of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Snow is an associate principal and has 24 years of experience as a geotechnical engineer. For the last 12 years he has been instrumental in developing the company’s geotechnical practice group.

ant improvement projects. “I really enjoy the problem-solving that is an important part of managing a construction project,” said Manseau. “Anticipating potential issues and finding a solution before a problem arises is the key.”

Through his leadership, GZA has been involved in many design build infrastructure projects in Maine, Vermont, and NH, most notably the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, Caribou Connector, and the Route 3 Bedford Connector projects.


eration industry. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was director of technical services and business development for a global power company. He led asset purchase and divestiture opportunities, managed issues facing the firm’s portfolio of contract and merchant generation businesses, and administered large capital improvement projects.

Wheaton Joins DEW

Williston, VT – DEW Construction announced that Matthew Wheaton recently joined the company as the newly appointed manager of preconstruction services. He will be responsible for the flow of communication between the client, DEW, and designers. Wheaton will oversee and ensure that permitting deliverables are being met by the design teams, estimates are prepared in a timely manner, schedules are developed, and design deliverables are met, while coordinating with BIM services and maintaining client relationships.


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High-Profile: Calendar NEHES

March 15, 2013 Four Points by Sheraton, Leominster, Mass. The annual one-day New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society Spring Seminar brings a full day of education sessions, large technical exhibit with products and services of interest to facility managers, and unlimited networking opportunities with colleagues. Online attendee registration begins in Jan. Organizers: Members of the New Hampshire Society of Healthcare Engineers. Program questions: contact Alison Brisson, alison.brisson@wdhospital.com.


January 31, 2013 Boston Marriott Copley Place - 6 p.m. Design Awards Join architects from across the country to meet, mingle, and learn about who won the top honors in the Boston Society of Architects’ 2012 Design Awards programs. Design awards celebrate excellent architecture. By honoring the outstanding achievements of our peers, we are reminded that all building industry professionals have the opportunity to positively affect their communities and the way we live. Questions? Call 617-391-4000 or http://awards.architects.org/gala.

SMPS Boston January 10, 2013, 6 - 9 p.m. Hampshire House. 84 Beacon Street Boston Holiday Party Welcome 2013 with lively conversations and music over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the lavish Hampshire House that has overlooked the Public Gardens for over 100 years! Win raffle prizes and help needy boys and girls through donations. More information and to register, smpsboston.org


January 10, 11, 17, & 18 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. GBREB Office, One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suit, Boston Greater Boston Real Estate Board (BOMI) January 23, 2013 Accelerated four-day course 11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration • 12 This course provides information property p.m. Luncheon & Program and facility managers will need to make The Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room management decisions about various buildRowes Wharf, Boston ing systems. The course is about underLuncheon Program standing electrical systems and lighting, January Luncheon Program with Anthony elevator maintenance and modernization, Pangaro, Millennium Partners and pest and solid waste management. OthMore information: Newire.org. er areas also covered in this course include security issues, fire and safety systems, and energy management concerns. American Society of Interior Designers More information: www.gbreb.com. Annual Gala Mar 21, 2013 6 - 10 p.m. Save the Date! 2013 Young Contractors Professional Plan on joining the ASID New England Institute Chapter to celebrate January16 - Accelerat the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston! ating Your Career DeDetails to follow! http://asidne.org velopment - Identify, build on your strengths; address your weaknesses. Understand key construction success factors, differentiators January 30 - Managing Finances - Increase project cost controls and profit. Spot, address project financial probThe calendar page is dedicated lems quickly. Achieve full financial litto upcoming events in the industry. eracy, meet current standards. Please send date, time, place and a Seminars run 2-6 pm, with light supper short description of the activity 30 and host organization tour. 45 days in advance to editor@highWith BSA - joint sessions with Young profile.com. Be sure to include an Designers For more information: http://www. address where you can be reached. agcmass.org/calendar


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