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tion. He comes from the New Boston - Following a nationBedford Whaling Museum/Old wide search, Gregory Galer was Dartmouth Historical Society, selected from a wide field of candiwhere he served as vice presidates to succeed Sarah Kelly, who dent of collections and exhibiserved as executive director for altions, directing all aspects of most seven years. Galer will lead the acquisition, care, exhibithe Boston Preservation Alliance tion, and interpretation of the (BPA), which has experienced museum’s diverse collection of tremendous growth and achieved ¾ million items. many notable accomplishments Gregory Galer During his tenure, he overin the past decade, doubling the membership to more than 1,000 support- saw the development of 20 exhibitions and ers, receiving several prestigious grants played a central role in the museum’s reand awards, and protecting and promoting accreditation by the American Association many important historic buildings, land- of Museums. He managed the preservation and technical aspects of a $7 million scapes, and communities in Boston. A passionate preservationist, and an restoration of the museum’s 1917 Bourne accomplished senior-level nonprofit ex- Building, which contains the world’s largecutive, Galer brings over 20 year’s expe- est ship model, the half-scale Lagoda, and rience as a historic preservation advocate the creation of a fine-art gallery in the 1884 and museum professional to the organiza- National Bank of Commerce building.
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Providence, R.I. - The Rhode Island Chapter Associated General Contractors (RIAGC) recently announced its new officers for the 2013-2015 year: Executive director – David Iwuc; president – John Sinnott, Gilbane Building Company; vice president – David Ducharme, E. Turgeon Construction Corp.; secretary – Armand Lusi, AF Lusi Construction;
and treasurer – Edward W. Burman, Jr., E.W. Burman, Inc. RIAGC is a construction industry trade association established in 1931 to promote the interests of members by means of education and training, safety awareness programs, collective bargaining, legislative action, and peer recognition.
Jackman Commercial Realty, Bedford, N.H. – The New Inc.; Wendy Keeler, Fairway Real Hampshire Commercial InvestEstate, LLC; Ronald Penn, Veyment Board of Realtors (NHCIron, LLC; Doug Martin, Grubb BOR) recently held its annual & Ellis/Northern New England; meeting and 2013 installation of Gerry O’Connell, KW Commerofficers at the Derryfield Country cial, NH & ME; Charles Panasis, Club. Brady Sullivan Properties; Arthur New Hampshire AssociaSlattery, Phoenix Realty Group/ tion of Realtors 2012 President Arthur Slattery; and Andre TremWilliam Weidacher conducted Tom Duffy, blay, Peoples United Bank D/B/A the installation of NHCIBOR’s Ocean Bank. officers, who include: president: The evening also included ImmediTom Duffy, Prudential Verani Realty; president-elect: Mark Dickey, KW Com- ate Past President Chris Norwood presentmercial Boston Metro; treasurer: Bill Jean, ing NHCIBOR’s 2012 President’s Award Fulcrum Associates, Inc.; secretary: Jason to Jim DeStefano, Grubb & Ellis/Northern Craven, Craven, Sullivan & Splendore; and New England, for his work with “NHCIimmediate past president: Chris Norwood, BOR Cares,” a 501c3 charitable organization affiliated with the commercial investNAI Norwood Group. In addition, the following individuals ment real estate industry. Over the past two years, NHCIBOR were inducted as directors: Roger Dieker, CB Richard Ellis New England; Chris Cares has donated almost $10,000 to variNadeau, Nobis Engineering; John Jackman, ous N.H. organizations in need.
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Fletcher Building Renovation
Ayer, MA - In August 2010, Bonnet Realty purchased the 1872 vintage building located in Ayer known as The Nutting Block. Built by Emily Nutting in 1872, the Nutting Block is the westernmost brick building of the 1872 – 1898 period on Main Street in Ayer. Constructed with Second Empire styling, the Nutting Block features three second story bay windows on the Main Street façade with accompanying double hung windows on the third floor. A slate mansard roof rises from a double-bracketed wood cornice, with arched dormers. Subsequently, this building was purchased by Daniel W. Fletcher circa. 1899, and operated as a tailor/clothing shop until 2006. The first and second floors functioned as part of the retail business, and the third and fourth floors were reserved as residences. Prior to Fletcher’s ownership, the first floor remained a shop; the second floor housed a lawyer’s office, and the third and fourth floors were vacant. At the 2011 Ayer annual town meeting, voters approved Bonnet’s request for a $250,000 Community Preservation Act grant. The renovation project satisfied two of the CPA’s four core missions: the preservation of historical sites and the creation of affordable housing. While honoring the building’s historical characteristics, Bonnet put their sights on creating six single-bedroom rental units above the first floor retail space and 2,400sf
Senate, Bonnet and Laurie Crockett Project Team
After renovations of retail space on the first floor which could be subdivided or available to one larger tenant. The project also received a $750,000 Department of Housing and Community Development grant which was administered by the Ayer Economic Development Office. During the groundbreaking ceremonies held in December 2011, many local area and state dignitaries that attended made the following comments: DHCD Associate Director of Community Services Leverett Wing appeared on behalf of the Patrick Administration and said the project created “a lot of buzz” in his office and resulted in a
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“win-win for everybody.” State Sen. Jamie Eldridge said the creation of the affordable housing within walking distance of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line (across Main Street), The Nashua River Rail Trail bike path, and the proximity of walkable services was a stellar example of the governor’s Smart Growth development initiative. Following the construction bid process and after careful review, Bonnet contracted with Senate Construction Corp. of Shirley to complete the renovations to the aged mixed-use structure. Senate and Bonnet teamed up with Architect Laurie Crockett of Acton and began the journey of the renovation. Senate began a selective subcontractor bid process for the several divisions of work involved. The project, being partially funded by HUD monies, had to adhere to the particular HUD, Davis Bacon Wage Determinations of the pre-determined dates. Demolition and a full abatement of the property commenced in January of 2012. The building’s entire interior was completely demolished, leaving only the original roof, floors and structural walls in place. All original doors and windows were removed, along with all exterior trims. There was concern regarding replacement of the exterior trims to be matched
with the exact profiles and location. The local lumber supplier was able to replicate several types of trims including corbels, crowns, cornices, and casings. All trims were fabricated from a PVC material, prepainted and attached to the building with special fasteners for longevity. All of the double-hung windows were replaced with historically approved windows fabricated from aluminum with a factory-applied baked-on enamel and paint color to match the original green of the building. The entire roofing system was replaced along with upper EPDM roof, and the slate on the mansard was replaced with the exact colors and shapes of the exiting slate. Copper gutters, flashings, and down spouts were also added to the façade. The entire interior of the building was renovated to meet modern building codes. All new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection systems were also incorporated into the overall plans. For comfort, the entire structure now offers an efficient heating and air conditioning throughout. With any major renovation and especially with a building that was originally constructed in the 1800s, there were many unforeseen and surprise conditions encountered, but with a team of over 30 sub-contractors and vendors, the entire project was completed in approximately seven months. A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in August of 2012.
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Dimeo Renovating Providence Library
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rovidence, RI - Dimeo Construction Company is currently renovating the Rhode Island Room, Ship Room, Grand Hall, and Brides Room at the Providence Public Library. The Renaissance-style building opened in 1900 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This important restoration has infrastructure improvements, including upgrades in fire protection, heating and cooling, and controls. Equally important is the renovation for event spaces, which the library will be making available to the public for a variety of events in partnership with the area’s leading fine catering and hospitality management company. The library’s project team consists of Dimeo Construction Company, designLab Architects, Ed Wojcik Architect Ltd., and Queastor Group. One of the challenges of the renovation has been to replicate many of the plaster and wood moldings, trims, and accent pieces. Old plaster is being removed and
The Rhode Island Room
there will be masonry restoration as well. mechanical renovations include an upgrade in the HVAC system, new boilers, and fire protection. This work will enable the library to heat and cool the building much more efficiently. The Grand Hall, RI Room, and Ship Room have been updated, restored beyond expectations and have come back to life while retaining the beauty that was originally designed long ago. With new lighting, paint, flooring, display cases, and restrooms, the building will be turned over and available for the many weddings, meetings, and special events that the library is booking for 2013 and beyond.
replaced, flooring is being replaced, and a fresh coat of paint is being given to these areas. Another challenge was to upgrade mechanical systems, boilers and AC, and to generally modernize a historic building with new infrastructure. Where necessary
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Coull Renovating PerkinElmer Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects
Hopkinton, MA.—JM Coull is renovating and expanding two facilities located in Hopkinton for PerkinElmer as part of the development of the company’s new Personalized Health Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will focus on accelerating scientific innovation to help researchers who are working to eradicate disease and extend the quality and longevity of life. Working with Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, JM Coull will transform an existing first floor into three new laboratories. The 16,000sf space will house chemical, biochemical, and vivarium laboratories. The project also includes a two-story
office addition. The 40,000sf building will provide the company with additional office space, conference and training rooms, a dining hall, and fitness and locker rooms. Across the street from the office building addition, Coull will add approximately 15,000sf to the south side of an existing single-story, high-bay PerkinElmer warehouse. The existing warehouse will be converted into offices and light manufacturing space. JM Coull recently completed renovations for a suite of three cleanrooms plus a clean gowning room to accommodate the manufacturing of microfluidic cells.
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Converting Warehouses to Office Space: by Janet Morra Walk down Congress Street in Boston’s Seaport District and your pace may be slowed at some point by the pitter patter of some Stride Rites, headed for that famous milk bottle and the city’s Children’s Museum. Turn the corner to Sleeper or Farnsworth Streets and you might just run smack-dab into a techie, rushing off to Janet Morra work at a brand new startup. Head down Northern Avenue and you’ll notice young and old standing in queue for the latest restaurant opening. Add in the local artisans, condo buyers, and hotel guests, and you’ve got the diverse crowd that has come to work, live, and play along the South Boston waterfront. Matching the diversity at ground level is diversity extending several stories up. Many blocks in the Seaport District feature new construction, but also a great number of renovated warehouses. When converting these old industrial buildings into office space, a prospective owner or tenant should consider hiring an architect first. The trusty “pro and con” list will inevitably come into play during the process, but an architect can show you ways to turn
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Interior view of renovated warehouse space warehouse challenges into new opportuni- the views of Boston Harbor. Rather than ties for workplace design. raising the entire floor, MPA used raised Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) flooring to elevate 5,000sf of work area helped Interaction Associations (IA) and around the office perimeter to a finished its not-for-profit sister organization, In- floor height of 18 inches, offering sweepteraction Institute for Social Change, re- ing views of the surrounding harbor from locate to an 11,460sf former warehouse associates’ work areas and offices. in the Seaport District. One thing IA and Once the floors were raised, there other companies don’t need to look for in was one remaining area of the office that raw warehouse space is raw charm. Large was lower than the others. This became an windows, high ceilings, exposed brick and opportunity for a centrally located collabbeams, and a deep sense of Boston’s past orative work area. MPA created a “sunken provide instant character. living room” of sorts to accommodate Still, in IA’s case, those windows ini- both planned and impromptu meetings. tially posed a design challenge. The win- Two ramps and three staircases transition dow sills were set at five feet above the the elevated workspaces to this collaboraoriginal floor, and that meant only a Bos- tion space. And in an effort to keep things ton Celtic would have been able to enjoy true to the warehouse aesthetic, the over-
Workstations head mechanical, electrical, and sprinkler components remain exposed. Suspended acoustical “clouds” were installed to absorb sound typically addressed by a conventional acoustical tile ceiling. Overall, the office environment has not only transformed the way IA works, but also serves as a marketing tool for the building’s owner. When converting warehouse to office space in the Seaport District, there is typically a need to provide a common lobby for multi-tenants. In the early part of the 20th century, these industrial spaces weren’t receiving people, but rather raw materials like wool and leather for local textile factories. For a 21st century office Continued on page 14 AvalonBay Communities, Inc. 51 Sleeper Street, Suite 750 Boston, MA 02210 Elkus Manfredi Architects Ltd 300 A Street Boston, MA 02210 Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. 99 High Street, 10th Floor Boston, MA 02210 John Moriarty and Associates 3 Church Street, Suite 2 Winchester, MA 01890
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Williams Renovation Wins Award
White to Renovate Science Museum
Above and below: Interior view of award-winning renovation
Boston - Richard White Sons, Inc. of Newton was awarded The Museum of Science, Boston, Green Wing renovation project featuring a world-class new exhibit, the Hall of Human Life. Working alongside architectural partner Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. and the engineering firm RDK, the Richard White Sons team will create a hallmark new exhibit space for the Museum of Science that will explore how our bodies Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. are constantly changing and Composite rendering of The Museum of Science adapting to our environment, from our foot arches evolving to counteract gravity to our DNA quickly ect presents numerous logistical challenges adapting to fight infections. This new per- given that it is surrounded on all sides by manent exhibit is the largest created by the active, occupied, museum space. An interesting challenge of the project was that museum since the 1990s. The Green Wing Expansion, Hall of given the location of the AHU placement Human Life project scope includes demoli- near the back of the building, and the buildtion and abatement of existing exhibits and ing’s proximity to the Charles River, the the gut renovation of 16,000sf of the sec- project team had to carefully coordinate a ond floor of the museum, creating the new blind pick over the museum from the front 10,000sf state-of-the-art exhibition, new of the building. Founded in 1830, the Museum of bathrooms, signature new gallery entryScience, Boston is one of the largest sciway, and includes updates to all mechanience centers and New England’s most atcal, electrical, plumbing, and fire protectended cultural institution. The museum intion systems. troduces over 1.5 million visitors per year The project team will introduce a to science, technology, engineering, and new air handling unit (AHU) to the roof math via dynamic programs and hundreds as well as structure a support platform to of interactive exhibits. meet the needs of the new AHU. The proj-
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West Yarmouth, MA - Williams Building Company of West Yarmouth has been awarded the Massachusetts Associated Builders and Contractors highest awards for its recently completed project renovating the 10th and 11th floors of The Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building in Boston. The awards are ABC’s Eagle Award for excellence in construction and ABC’s Green Award for excellence in sustainability and energy efficiency. Designed by BBIX Architects in Boston, this project was the pilot project for a national GSA renovation effort utilizing new technologies. The 42,000sf of renovated space will utilize many programmable energy systems, including auto dim-
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High-Profile Focus: Renovation/Restoration Development News WorldTech Completes Reno Design Converting Warehouses to Office Space Continued from page 12 Stallion CM for Citizens Disability
Waltham, MA - WorldTech Design + Development Solutions recently completed the designbuild construction of the new corporate offices of Citizens Disability. The build-out encompasses the full 40,000sf top floor of the Bank of America building at 1075 Main St. The renovation included an upgraded lobby and conference center, a dozen new executive offices, specialty mail and printing centers, an IT nerve-center, and cafeteria for the projected 200+ emCorporate offices of Citizens Disability ployee base. WorldTech coordinated the tion in the MetroWest market. programming efforts for the expansion Stallion Builders of Nashua, N.H. from the 20,000sf Citizens facilities in provided the construction management Marlborough. The move brings the com- services. pany to a more accessible and visible loca-
Bradston St. Reno Completed
Boston - Integrated Builders completed the $357,405 fast-track renovation of 23 Bradston Street, Boston in June. Upgrades included demolition, framing, drywall, glass, glazing, carpets, fire protection, HVAC, and electrical. Bob Purdy was the project manager. Architectural firm B. Goba & Associates PC directed design for the 7,500sf building; engineering was led by Sam Zax Associates. Integrated Builders was awarded with the renovation by HealthCare Resources of Hudson, N.H.
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space, the lobby, staircases, and elevators are all major considerations when transforming a former warehouse to a modern workspace for one or more companies. A building owner will need to consider the cost of adding an elevator and a separate, enclosed stairway to meet current egress codes and ADA regulations. Many existing warehouse buildings employed fire escapes for egress, or have egress stairs that wrap around the elevator shaft without any separation. Although these elements can frequently be “grandfathered” into code compliance, they are not particularly desirable and can make the space less appealing to prospective tenants. Having an architect on hand is helpful when first looking at a warehouse for alternative uses. Once again though, with a challenge, comes opportunity. Converted warehouses
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in the Seaport District with new elevators can extend access to the roof, providing the chance for a building owner to offer outdoor deck space, often with spectacular views. MPA moved into a similarly converted warehouse space in 2008 – the LEED Gold certified Children’s Museum building overlooking Fort Point Channel. MPA’s roof deck, an opportunity that was presented by the addition to the building, is a popular space for informal meetings with clients, a quiet coffee break, and sometimes, another look at the mix of people on the pathways below, enjoying the Seaport District just as much as we do. Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP ID+C, is a principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects.
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Health Center Wing Renovation
Dorchester, MA - Diversified Project Management (DPM) of Newton recently completed the new, four-story addition and interior renovation of the Codman Square Health and Education Center (CSHEC) at 637 Washington Street in Dorchester – a project generated by a partnership between the Codman Square Health Center and the Codman Academy Charter Public School. Made possible in large part by a $7.95 million Federal HRSA Grant Codman Square Health and Education Center obtained through the Affordable Care Act in 2010 with the assistance of DPM, classrooms and two new science laboratothe $18.2 million Codman Square Health ries, further expanding the state-of-the-art and Education Center’s addition — known educational space for its 145 students. The new building addition compleas the William J. Walczak Wing, provides ments the architecture of the existing area urgently needed space for the operations and maintains the character and integrity of of the Codman Square Health Center and the neighborhood. Designed to achieve a Codman Academy and also allows for inLEED Gold certification by the USGBC, creased programmatic interaction between and one of the first sustainable projects of the two entities. its kind in the area, the new center is highly The 34,000sf addition includes 22 energy-efficient and features modernized exam rooms and will allow the health center to add up to 5,000 new patients with amenities such as a black-box theatre and a capacity for an additional 30,000 visits full service kitchen and dining center. The design-build team included HKT per year. Benefits to the Codman AcadArchitects, RW Sullivan Engineering, and emy include an expanded footprint of over Shawmut Design and Construction. 11,000sf, which houses eight additional
Kessler Redesigns Headquarters
Boston - The Kessler Group is redesigning its headquarters office space at 855 Boylston Street in Boston. The 28,000sf interior on floors 8 and 9 of the 145,500sf Class A office building includes all-new executive areas, finishes, and materials throughout. Jones Lang LaSalle Construc-
tion is the general contractor. Designed by Gensler, the build out also features refinished conference rooms, a new reception area, and interior offices. Finishes include custom millwork. The project is scheduled to be completed by early spring 2013.
APC Renovates Monarch Lofts
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by Kathleen Fyfe Looking at the range of renovation and repair work performed recently by Marr is tantamount to taking the pulse of the Boston restoration market – it is strong, and there appears to be a healthy surge in the amount and type of work available. As a supplier of products and services to a considerable group of subcontractors, general contractors, and construction management firms, Marr can serve as a fairly accurate barometer of the level of activity in this market. From college housing and stadium renovations to the TD Garden, Marr finished up 2012 having completed numerous
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Bedford , MA - C.E. Floyd Company of Bedford worked with Karen Soojian Interior Design (KSID) to construct the SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports restaurant located inside the Hampton Inn in Natick. The previously unused restaurant space has been fully renovated and is now home to a sports bar and restaurant. SKYBOKX 109 hosted a grand opening celebration in January showing off its 22 TVs, dance floor and area with removable stage, four-sided granite-top bar, and granite hearth. The approximately 7,000 sf restaurant seats 140. “The space has a lot of unique finishes to give the feel that you are in a sports venue, including brick veneer walls, metal railings, ‘Fenway Green’ accent paints, and corrugated metal wall panels,” said Jeff Palmer, project manager at C.E. Floyd Company.
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The project also included the creation of a private dining room with a built-in credenza, a lounge with a faux fireplace and stone surround, and a nearby fitness center. About 50 miles north of Natick, in Nashua, N.H., C.E. Floyd Company is working with Signature Architects to convert an existing restaurant into a new, highend chain, Shade Bar & Grill in the Radisson Hotel. The 1,890sf bar and grill seats 127, and special features include a 19-seat bar, 15 TVs, 20 different beers on tap, and a 30-ft, buffet service line. Hotel operations remained ongoing Coddington Hall throughout construction, and C.E. Floyd took extra care to minimize disturbances Quincy, MA - The restoration of third level set above recessed spandrel panby scheduling disruptive activities around Coddington Hall has reached a major mile- els. A central arched entrance with brackmeetings and seminars without losing valu- stone with the approval of Quincy Historic eted balcony is located at the top of a set of able time. Commission and completion of construc- granite stairs. The elevation is articulated tion documents. with granite string courses at the first and Wessling Architects of Quincy is the second floor levels. Four large brick chimartchitect. neys project above the roofline. Coddington Hall is one of Quincy’s The restoration and renovation of finest institutional buildings listed in the Coddington Hall includes new mechaniState National Registers of historic places. cal, electrical, plumbing and fire protecThe Colonial Revival style building was tion systems and new utility services to constructed in 1909 as an elementary school. the building. In addition, there will be new Designed by Charles A. Brigham, the build- landscaping, site paving and exterior lighting is a three story red brick structure with ing, masonry restoration, new slate roof, a raised basement with window openings, copper gutters, new galvanized metal fascia, soffit and dentils to match the original rectangular plan and composite hip roof. The primary front (south) elevation and new windows. features a projecting center pavilion with The newly renovated 40,000sf Press Box installation, Dean College a hip roof flanked by three bay side pa- space will feature City of Quincy school proper and safe egress to areas otherwise vilions, also with hip roofs. The five bay department, administrative offices, city inaccessible by other methods. center section features pairs of windows and school Information Technology (IT) , Kathy Fyfe is Marketing director of within each of the five bays on the first and city printing department and new meeting the Marr Companies of South Boston. second floors and arched windows at the space for the public.
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High-Profile: Facilities Development News by Stephanie Goldberg Boston - Incubator. Shared workzones. Open office space. Flexible work environments. These are the buzzwords of the new workplace. One of the top cities for entrepreneurs, Boston is rapidly embracing a fresh paradigm for nurturing new businesses, one that has strong design and social implications. Well known is the Cambridge Innovation Center, one of Stephanie Goldberg the early projects to bring together startup companies in the technology sector, creating a synergy where individual groups can share experience, expertise, and grow together. Essential to the incubator space, the common kitchen and meeting areas provide opportunities for busy individuals to cross paths and exchange ideas. Importantly, such projects allow startups to spread costs, lightening the initial burden of starting a new venture and providing an easier path to financial success. The tech innovation incubator concept has grown to encompass shared lab space, where budding pharmaceutical companies can further their work without incurring huge costs. Companies that start at the Innovation Center may move into such spaces, located at the heart of the Kendall Square technology area. At Lab, we have worked with local real estate com-
At E-Space, the common meeting/work area provides a place for startups to share ideas and expertise. panies to develop master plans for convert- lawyers and brokers. Recognizing the iming some of their portfolios to incubator portance of design to the local economy, laboratories–where startup tech and phar- Boston and the state of Massachusetts have maceutical companies can take on bench publicly committed to nurturing the creative space without incurring large bricks-and- professionals in the area. From Menino’s Inmortar risk, and instead focus their energy novation District to Massachusetts’ Creative on developing their ideas. There are both Industries Initiative, the region is seeing a drawbacks and benefits. It is harder to pro- strong commitment to an important sector of tect intellectual property and the cost per the local economy. One that strives on innosquare foot is relatively high. But the ben- vation and the churn of new businesses, the efit is that you can control the amount of creative sector has also spawned incubator area you take on in an incremental basis as workspaces dedicated to the industry. Rewell as gaining access to expensive equip- cently featured on NPR, the Fringe in Union ment and gasses essential to the industry, Square is just such a space, with 16 young lowering startup costs for a new company. businesses, from digital design to green roof The multi-tenant workspace is not lim- construction combining resources and ideas. ited to the technology sector, but has grown Centers catering to professionals – to embrace both what is termed the “creative whether in creative occupations such as economy” as well as professionals such as digital design or in law–have been increas-
ing in Boston. According to John Strachan, co-founder of E-Space, a new center in Charlestown, the focus is to provide “an efficiency of shared, well functioning space where people can work and share ideas.” Working on a month-by-month lease, members of this type of center can monitor their needs, rent additional space, while taking advantage of shared resources such as conference rooms and kitchen areas. At E-Space, interaction is encouraged. With views to the city, the open workspace at E-Space joins to offices with sliding glass doors and brightly colored walls. A diverse and well designed incubator space can provide a fabulous environment for growth. Businesses have become more virtual, Strachan notes, allowing a new company to occupy a single office, cell phones, and computers. What used to require rooms full of files and data now requires only a desk, thus facilitating entrepreneurs to break out and join innovative working environments. The opportunity to work on these types of projects is to assist in the development of an exciting new type of work space, one that preferences connection and interaction over separation and singularity. While preserving and encouraging the individual, the new workspace assists people in connecting and sharing ideas professionally within our increasingly virtualized world. Stephanie Goldberg, AIA LEED BC+D is President of LAB/Life. Science. Architecture, Inc., a Boston-based laboratory architecture firm.
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Bedford, NH - The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) announced the recipients of its 2013 Excellence in Architecture Design Awards. Honor Awards • City of Manchester Department of Public Works Administration Building - Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Manchester; construction manager: Harvey Construction Corporation • Hillsborough County Superior Court North, Manchester - Lavallee Brensinger Architects; construction manager: TLT Construction Corp. Merit Awards • Keene State College TDS Center, Keene Architerra, Inc., Boston; contractor: Engelberth Construction, Inc; landscape architect: Brown Sardina, Inc. • Hampton Beach Design & Development Project, Hampton Beach Samyn-D’Elia Architects; P.A., Ashland, design-builder: Harvey Construction Corporation; landscape architect: ORW Landscape Architects and Planners. • Phillips Hall, Phillips Exeter Academ - ARC (Architectural Resources Cambridge), Cambridge, Mass.; general contractor: Harvey Construction Corp. • Nubanusit Lakehouse, Hancock - Sheldon Pennoyer Architects, Concord; builder: James C. Moore Builders. • Harriman Hill Housing Coalition, Wolfeboro - Warrenstreet Architects, Inc., Concord; construction manager: Gary Chicoine Construction.
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Commendations • Regeneration Park, Portsmouth - TMS Architects, Portsmouth; gen. contractor: T.R. Russell Builder; landscape architect: Toomey Landscape. • Mount Wachusett House, Princeton, Mass., Daniel V. Scully/Architects, Keene, N.H.; contractor: Phillips Hall, PEA Photographer: Warren Patterson Grzyb Builders, Inc. Commendation For Unbuilt Architecture went to Island Shack - Bart Sapeta AIA, Keene State College, Keene. People’s Choice Awards The winner among the residential projects was Night Pasture Farm located in Central Vermont, designed by Bonin Architects & Photographer: Chuck Choi Associates of New London. In TDS Building, KSC Crystalline forms express the dynathe Commercial category, the mism and creativity of the academic programs within.
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Hampton Beach Design and Development Project by Samyn-D’Elia Architects was the winner. Honorary memberships were bestowed upon Louise Lavertu and Jay Kahn, Ph.D. Outstanding Service Awards went to James Loft AIA, senior vice presidentarchitecture at Pro Con Inc, and David Ely AIA. The winners of the Intern/Young Architect Design Competition were: First Place - Adam Lemire of LineSync Architecture in Wilmington, Vt. Second Place - Jennifer Hegarty Assoc. AIA of Litchfield, N.H. and an employee at Watershed Studio Architecture in White River Junction, Vt. Third Place - Adam Holmes AIA, PDT Architects of Portland, Maine.
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Boston - Consigli Construction Co., Inc. was recently honored with the Contractor of the Year Award (projects $10 million-$50 million) by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for renovations and road improvements performed at Boston’s Logan International Airport Terminal B Parking Garage. Consigli worked closely with Massport and architect/engineer for the project, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, to complete a complex, phased renovation of the 500,000sf garage, as well as environmental and roadway improvements at this extremely active terminal. Consigli was recognized for incorporating alternative construction methods, which resulted in the project being completed 11 months ahead of schedule, and under budget, with minimal impact on the traveling public and terminal operations. The project also recently received
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North Branch award winning corporate headquarters. Portsmouth, NH - North Branch reduction of waste through recycling, conConstruction of Concord was honored to servation of resources by using materials receive a Building New Hampshire Award with high recycled content, and usage of at the third annual Building New Hamp- regionally manufactured materials. The shire Awards held at the Portsmouth Har- design of the new building utilized the exbor Events & Conference Center. These isting structure in order to reduce demoliawards recognize sustainable efforts in tion waste and reduce a need for new reconstruction and the designers and builders sources. At the same time, the new building envelope maximizes energy conservation on the forefront of this technology. North Branch was selected for an through the use of high-efficiency insulaaward in the Commercial category in rec- tion and fenestration. Energy efficiency was also a leading ognition of its Silver LEED and Energy factor in the design of the building’s HVAC Star certified corporate headquarters. The design of the new headquarters and electrical systems, including sophistiby Udelsman Associates of Hollis encom- cated lighting control systems. These syspasses a wide range of sustainable and tems not only reduce the company’s energy energy efficient design and construction bill, but also improve the occupant’s overconcepts and methods. The construction all well-being. Numerous indoor air qualsite was chosen and engineered carefully ity and occupant comfort measures were to reduce the environmental impact of the introduced, including increased ventilaproject during and after construction. Some tion, improved thermal control, abundance of the many sustainability objectives of the of daylight, and views to the outdoors from project include: reduction of water usage, most occupied spaces.
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381 Congress Street -The Latest Revitalization Project Boston - Boston’s Seaport District is evolving fast. Over the past few years, developers have flocked to this area, filling in empty lots and redeveloping existing buildings. The latest development involves the refurbishment of 381 Congress Street, a warehouse facility built in the early 1900s. Located on the edge of the historic Fort Point Channel District, on the corner of Congress Street and Boston Wharf Road, 381 Congress Street was once part of the Boston Wharf portfolio. A number of years ago, Berkeley Investments, a Boston-based real estate investment and development company, purchased the property with a vision to create a unique mixed-use development that would offer lively spaces for residential and retail use. As the Fort Point area is a wonderful representation of Boston’s late 19th century industrial era, with its warehouse buildings and shipping piers, it was imperative to preserve the character of the neighborhood. Historic in nature and featuring distinctive brick and beam construction, there were many regulatory and physical constraints inherent in redeveloping 381 Congress Street. These goals were met by keeping many of the interior features of the building, including exposed wood beams and brickwork. Additionally, the building’s exterior will remain intact as much as possible. The façade will be restored and the
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ockland, MA - Equity Industrial Partners selected the Maugel Architects and Integrated Builders team to renovate nearly 200,000sf of space in the 9 Northeastern Boulevard facility for the new corporate headquarters of Enterasys Secure Networks. Enterasys consolidated its operations, supported by over 500 employees, at 9 Northeastern Boulevard in December of 2012. The Enterasys Secure Networks project is the fourth new tenant that the team has provided new design and construction services to for Equity Industrial Partners at the 660,000sf facility. The design work was produced by Maugel’s Harvard office and included space requirements programming and design of 140,000sf of office space and over 30,000sf of laboratory space. The design challenge was a familiar one—to transform the aesthetics of the facility to attract vibrant, growing corporate clients. Maugel responded by designing creative, cost-effective solutions to transform and contemporize the 1970s structure. New building entries, glazing systems, exterior finishes and landscaping were designed to transition the aesthetic from industrial use to a corporate campus environment. A variety of volumes and ceiling treatments were provided to transform the interior character of the spaces that feature floor-toceiling glass around the perimeter and numerous skylights. Maugel took full advantage of the
facility’s 22-foot-high ceilings by featuring ceiling clouds hung at a variety of heights. Some of these clouds were hung as high as 18 feet and some were left out entirely—dramatically exposing the full height and structure of the voluminous space. The team placed a priority on proactive coordination and management of the project. To accommodate the budget and schedule, the team completed the space requirements programming, furniture equipment inventories, and the schematic floor plan in fast-track mode in the first few weeks of the project. John Hennessey of EIP, Jim Leiter and John Concannon of Integrated, and Mike Kunz and Sarah Cormier of Maugel’s Harvard team coordinated all aspects of Enterasys’ complex consolidation. OfficeWorks coordinated the owner’s furniture package with all other construction activities. The size and the complexity of the project dictated a phased delivery of spaces. The interior construction was broken down into six sections of approximately 32,000sf each, which were delivered on a tightly managed scheduled. Enterasys Networks is a global provider of wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions. Their solutions involve a combination of automation, visibility, and control capabilities. Enterasys provides a broad range of enterprise networking and Continued on page 26
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anton, MA -Timberline Construction Corporation (TCC), a general contractor based in Canton, wrapped up 2012 with the completion of several projects, including modern renovations for a new Fresenius Medical location and for the Hyatt Regency Boston hotel. As businesses strive to keep up with market demands and expectations, heightened by the competition driven by the economic conditions, renovations continue to be executed and new spaces defined. In the hospitality and healthcare sectors alike, a consumer’s perception of clean and up-todate facilities paired with attentive service is often critical to success. With this in mind, the 7,530sf Fresenius Medical interior fit-out project was designed by Christopher Kidd & Associates, LLC with a clean and modern appeal, incorporating high-end details and finishes to house state-of-the-art services and equipment at a new suburban location. The medical office and dialysis clinic ren-
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nature Architects, Inc. and Parker-Torres Design. The Hyatt Regency Boston’s collective 2012 renovations provide modern elegance throughout the downtown hotel serving 502 guest rooms and 30,000sf of function space. The lower lobby serves as an entrance accessible through the parking garage, elevators, and street. As you enter from the street you are welcomed by a mirrored wall-art sculpture in the small foyer, between two sets of doors. The entrance continues down a ramp, providing an ADA accessible pathway. Natural light flows in through the open linear treatments and metallic accents, fully utilizing the windows that par-
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oncord, NH - Bruss Construction started work on an addition and extensive renovation to the Concord Country Club in November of 2012. The new 3,000sf addition to the clubhouse will include a new ADA entry, lobby, vertical wheelchair lift, stairway, administrative offices, lavatories, and a connector to the pro-shop. Concord Country Club was founded in 1930, nestled on a hill overlooking Concord and the Capital building. Originally only a nine hole golf course, Concord Country Club added the back nine in the mid 1970s, with an update to the fairways and holes in the late 1980s, which created a course with unique fairways and a clubhouse with a historic background. Concord Country Clubâ€™s mission is to enrich the lives of its members by providing a high quality, private golf and country club experience that is fiscally re-
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sponsible. The current construction is Phase 1 of a plan to bring the club members added benefits while keeping the history and mission at the forefront. Phase 2 is in the planning stages and will begin in the fall of 2013, scope to include a new bar, grill, and locker room areas. Currently construction is under way for the addition to the clubhouse. Ninety-Five% of the framing is complete, and the building is now weather-tight. Roofing has begun, exterior trim and siding has started, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are just about to begin. Bruss Construction is looking for a completion date in the spring as planned. Some surprises have been encoun-
Concord Country Club tered as is typical with older buildings in ning was performed to bring the footing elconstruction; you donâ€™t really know what evation below the finish floor and to mainyou are getting into until you have begun. tain the structural integrity of the existing The as built drawings called out six inch foundation. This is a great example of true existing sanitary lines, but as construction team collaboration to ensure exceptional began it was found that they were only four quality throughout the project. inches. Work started immediately to ensure The project team includes: Bruss current code compliance, and all sanitary Construction as the construction managlines were upgraded to six inches. Also, the ers, Andrew Weaver as the architect, Foley foundation was found to be above what the Buhl Roberts and Associates as the strucnew finished floor elevation would be upon tural engineer, Yeaton Associates as the completion. mechanical engineer, with Oliver MechanExcavation and concrete underpin- ical Inc., and Masse Electrical Contractors.
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…Mistakes Managers Make
by Conrad Martin The five biggest mistakes hiring managers make when interviewing potential employees: 1. Failure to focus on cultural fit. All too often, hiring decisions are solely based on experience and skills, when hiring for the correct cultural fit is just as important. After all, few terminations are the result of Conrad Martin the wrong skill sets or experience. 2. Using a job description that is too generic. Most job descriptions are worthless as a hiring tool. At best they are a listing of minimum, average, and mediocre qualifications that are misleading in predicting success. It’s not necessarily what a candidate has (education, skills, prior duties) that makes a difference; it’s what they do with these things. Choosing someone based on a list of minimal qualifications might fill a seat, but it is not a recommended solution for consistently hiring top-notch talent. In Lou Adler’s book Hire With Your Head he states that a top person should be able to look at a job description and say, “Wow, that’s a job I want to consider.” It should be so clearly written that he or she could show it to their circle of friends and easily convince them that this is a true career move, with the compensation being of
secondary importance. 3. Fishing in shallow waters. If all you’re seeing are applicants floating near the surface of the pond, you’re doomed to fail before you even start! Not having a good source of talent to choose from results in having to pick from the “best of the worst.” You Must compel top talent in the deep end of the pond to get excited about your opportunity. 4. Failure to probe for specific core success factors. A lack of deep, probing questions to validate candidate stories, examples, and illustrations, leads to embellishment and exaggeration. Accuracy is greatly improved when the person doing the interviewing probes deeply, asking questions and then follow up questions based on the answers the candidate gives. Peeling the onion and playing the role of detective are important things to do. 5. Make a “no” answer on a candidate harder to justify than a “yes.” A no can be the safe and easier answer and can too often reward interviewers that are unprepared or just don’t want to be bothered. To prevent this from happening, demand more detailed information and evidence from yourself and others to justify the no. Vague reasons like, “I just didn’t get a good feeling” about him or her should not be acceptable. Of course a “no” is fine as long as it’s based on factual information gathered during an in-depth interview. Conrad Martin is founder of OnPoint Search Group Inc.
Suffolk Tops Off 75 Ames St.
The Suffolk team Boston - Suffolk Construction recently celebrated the topping off of the Broad Institute’s 75 Ames Street project. Suffolk is managing construction of the $175 million, 375,000sf research and development facility located in the heart of Kendall Square, a renowned science and technology hub, in Cambridge. The 15-story facility will house stateof-the-art laboratory and ancillary space, increasing the total research space of the Broad Institute to more than 500,000sf. Adjoining the Institute’s 7 Cambridge Center site, the 75 Ames Street expansion will create a contiguous research space for developing advancements in science and technology. This new facility will provide valuable collaborative space where researchers can work together to develop advancements in biomedicine. Other features of the expansion in-
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clude 4,000sf of retail space on the ground floor, three mechanical floors, and an open mechanical area on the roof. Approximately 5,000 tons of steel is being used to support the new structure, which will include 92,000sf of exterior glass. The topping off ceremony recognized the placing of the final steel beam on the 75 Ames Street expansion. To celebrate this key construction milestone, Broad Institute director Eric Lander joined the project team, which includes Suffolk Construction, development manager Boston Properties, and architect Elkus Manfredi Architects. The team worked together on the preconstruction plan for the expansion, leading to its selection to perform construction on this important project. Construction began in November 2011 and is scheduled for completion in January 2014.
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Jewett Completes Grappone Toyota
ow, NH - When the Grappone Automotive Group was ready for a complete renovation of its Bow Toyota dealership, they didn’t have to look far. Raymond-based Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, the company’s design-build contractor since 1993, has renovated six of its facilities over the years, including Grappone Ford, Grappone Honda, Grappone Hyundai, and the Grappone Collision and Reconditioning Centers—all of which are located in Bow. The result of this latest project—a team effort by Grappone and Jewett, with design services by Jeff Margaretten of Margaretten Architectural—is a 77,000sf state-of-the-art, energy-efficient dealership with two-floor showroom, an expanded service facility with drive-through checkin, training facility, and new corporate headquarters. It is the first LEED-certified Toyota facility in New England. This particular renovation also required a good deal of design creativity, as the minimal expansion allowed by local building codes necessitated working within the existing footprint. As a result, fully 60% of the original facility was renovated as part of the new design. “Obtaining this level of green building requires commitment on everyone’s part,” says Jewett Project Manager Rob Secinaro, “but it is well worth the payoff in terms of energy dollars saved, preservation of the environment, and an increased sense of well-being for the occupants.
Each of our subcontractors followed specific guidelines pertaining to the LEED requirements—everything from dust control by the demolition contractor, to the use of building materials that were manufactured using renewable, safe, and recycled content, to mechanical systems that are highly efficient; they were all included in this project.” The new Grappone Toyota dealer-
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was either recycled or reused in the new facility, and construction was phased to allow for minimal disruption, as the business was in full operation throughout. “Our team spent almost four years planning and designing a facility that
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provides our team members and guests a healthy, inviting and beautiful place to connect,” says Amanda Grappone Osmer, a fourth-generation owner. “The energy efficiencies we’ll gain are another major highlight, and we’re proud to share this building with the entire New Hampshire community we serve. We regularly give tours of the building to local students interested in green design, energy efficiency, and social responsibility.” “This type of building is the wave of the future,” adds Craig Jewett, president of Jewett Automotive. “It’s not only beneficial for the company’s employees and customers, and thus the bottom line, it’s simply the socially responsible way to go.”
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Masonry Restoration and Structural Stabilization
Billerica, MA - Alpha Weatherproofing Corp. of Somerville recently made major repairs to the 35 Dunham Road Office Building in Billerica. The single story load-bearing block masonry building houses 14 individual business units. Extensive vertical cracking at the corners of each entryway, as well as cracking evident at all of the building entrances, was determined to be a significant structural issue for the owners to address. Working with a structural engineer, the Alpha team made test cuts in the existing masonry to determine the existing Full-height structural tube column is wall construction. There was no indication installed that the cracking was caused by “building settlement,” as the cracking was localized at the corners of the entrances. Due to the large span of each opening, the concern was that the masonry was being “point loaded” in excess of its capacity. Once the test cut locations were explored and the engineer reviewed the existing construction, it was determined that a combination of two factors had caused the cracking: Excessive point loading on the masonry, and reinforcing steel grouted in the corners that had started to rust and expand, pushing out on the masonry. The successful repair solution was to install a full-height structural tube column at each corner to transfer the loads down to the foundation instead of through the masonry wall. Cracking was evident at all of the building The Alpha Weatherproofing team entrances. installed temporary shoring to support the existing steel beam across each entrance. to be carefully notched around the new colThe shoring needed to be sufficient to carry umns so as not to alter the building lines. the existing building loads. Alpha worked closely with the propOnce the shoring was in place, Alpha erty manager to complete all demolition was able to “tooth-out” the cracked maand noisy work in the early mornings or on sonry at each corner for the column instalweekends in order to minimize the impact lation. After the masonry was removed, the of the disruptive work on the building’s new tube column was installed and welded tenants, enabling them to continue their into place. The replacement masonry had business operations without interruption.
Hanscom AFB Opens Joint Forces HQ
Designed by Kleinfelder/SEA, Constructed by CTA
Bedford, MA - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in December at Hanscom Air Force Base to honor the opening of the nation’s first Joint Forces Headquarters building, a 120,000sf office building, Phase 1 of a two-phase, two-wing, 200,000sf facility to accommodate both the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard. Attending the ceremony Gov. Deval Patrick and Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice perform the ribbon cutting. was the Honorable Governor Deval Patrick and The Adjutant General of war-time, and domestic response headthe Massachusetts National Guard, Major quarters for over 8,000 soldiers, airmen General L. Scott Rice. and civilians. Phase 1 of the project was designed The building design includes numerby Kleinfelder/SEA Consultants, Inc. of ous sustainable features, including optiCambridge and constructed by CTA Con- mized energy performance, recycled-construction Co. Inc. of Waltham. The state-of- tent building materials and adherence to an the-art building contains highly flexible in- indoor air quality management plan. The terior space to accommodate the changing site contains water efficient landscaping. needs of the National Guard divisions. The The project is targeting LEED Gold building will serve as the administrative, certification.
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New Hospital Relocated
Worcester, MA - Diversified Project Management (DPM) of Newton has completed its engagement with DCAM to facilitate the new Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital’s relocation into its brand new, 428,000sf facility at 309 Belmont Street. The new Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital will provide treatment for nearly half of the psychiatric patients requiring long-term hospitalization in Massachusetts. DPM was contracted to schedule, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of 7,500 pieces of new furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the newly completed, 320bed facility that was built adjacent to the old Worcester Psychiatric Hospital. The final phase of the project in-
Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital cluded the relocation of staff and patients from the Bryan Building, part of the former Worcester Psychiatric Hospital, to the new facility. These moves took place over six weekdays and were planned so that each facility was fully functional when the patients were in residence.
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Wise Completes Training Facilities
Boston - Wise Construction, of Winchester, has completed two major projects involving renovation and construction of advancedlevel laboratories for training of medical personnel in the Boston area. The projects include the Surgical Skills Training Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), in Boston, and the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), in Charlestown. Both were Mass Eye and Ear Surgical Skills Lab completed in January of this year. Massachusetts Eye and Ear’s The Center for Medical Simulation new state-of-the-art Surgical Skills Training provides training for healthcare providers Laboratory advances instruction capabilities in crisis situations. By simulating different in otolaryngology, including skull-base sur- types of emergency situations, care providgery, head and neck surgery, laser surgery, ers learn how to deal with adverse conditions otology and neurotology, facial plastic and while continuing to deliver patient care. The reconstructive surgery, sinus surgery, laryn- training focuses on the clinical and behavgology, and pediatric otolaryngology. ioral aspects of performance, emphasizing The lab is designed to enable instruc- crisis management and error prevention. tion using anatomic and cadaveric samples The newly renovated space includes providing a significant improvement in a CT scan, a fully equipped operating room hands-on training for medical residents. and an intensive care unit. Each is used to The laboratory’s proctor station is simulate disaster situations in which the cliconnected to 12 individual teaching work- nician is placed to “practice” care delivery. stations with video screens and communica- The operating rooms and ICU are equipped tions capabilities. Each is equipped with sur- with medical gasses, including oxygen, nigical microscopes, drills, and DVD training trogen, compressed gas, and vacuum. videos. Teleconferencing capabilities enable The center, which was founded in live broadcasts to conference rooms within 1993, is one of the world’s first healthcare the hospital and to physicians in locations simulation centers. It is located in Charlesaround the world. The architect for the proj- town’s historic Navy Yard. The architect for ect is Eckert Wordell. the project is Steffian Bradley.
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Public Buildings Energy-Saving Program
by Jack Lister With insulation as a key component, the Montana State Buildings Energy Conservation (SBEC) Program reduces operating costs in state facilities, including Montana universities and community colleges. Cost effective energy Jack Lister efficiency projects in state-owned buildings are identified, investigated, and funded. Annual energy savings are anticipated to be nearly $2 million and 430,000 MMBTU. MIIP believes a similar program should be adopted by New England-region states, in which public funds are tight and simple, environmentally friendly ways of saving money need to be instituted. MIIP knows that insulation is the one system of any building that starts paying for itself once it is implemented. In the Montana state program, the resulting energy savings are captured and used to repay the investment. Montana will expand this existing program and fund about 60 projects identified through energy audits and approved by the 2009 Montana Legislature. Data on energy use will be collected before and after the energy conservation building retrofits. Generation of over 89,000 jobs: Mechanical insulation maintenance is an excellent example of “shovel-ready” green
job opportunities. It can put tens of thousands of people to work and retain existing jobs while contributing to the competitiveness of US manufacturing, reducing our country’s dependence on foreign energy sources, improving our environment, and increasing profitability of private and public businesses and facilities. Equally important, the majority of insulation contractors who install and maintain mechanical insulation systems represent independent small businesses in every state. Mechanical insulation is a proven technology. It does not require research and development or engineering or design processes. Materials and skilled craft personnel are available now and ready to be deployed. Just one worker for a single day can save: Insulating 45 linear feet of 8-in. high-pressure steam line equates to about $13,600 per year in energy savings, equivalent to removing 13 cars per year from the highways. Assuming the facility exists for 20 more years, the total energy savings from that one workday would be $272,000. Insulating 70 linear feet of 3-in. low pressure steam line equates to over $4,000 per year in energy savings, reducing CO2 emissions as much as removing 3.7 cars from the highways. Assuming the facility exists for 20 more years, total energy savings from that one workday would be $80,000. Jack Lister is director of Mechanical Insulation Industry Professionals.
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New Networks, Less Energy
by Michael Kerwin and Suzanne Robinson The growth of wireless connectivity and devices, coupled with the increasing mobility and collaboration of information users, creates new demands for being connected and new opportunities for networking solutions. Add to that the financial and spatial constraints of construction and renovation projects, and you end up with conflicting demands. Traditional structured cabling solutions’ design inertia generally leads to more cabling, more equipment, and associated increases in power and cooling. Mobility, collaboration, and wireless connectivity lead to fewer fixed connections and more spontaneous interaction. How can we rationalize these demands, and what design options address these issues? Contrary to much of the industry chatter, the majority of computing devices do not generate high levels of network traffic, relative to current network capacity. This is supported by measurements of actual network traffic, and evidenced by the fact that most mobile users are effectively working and socializing. If the need for fixed connections is decreasing then there should be corresponding decreases, in wiring equipment, space requirements, and supporting infrastructure. One new way of delivering the required connectivity is based on the use of fiber optic cabling. This approach is familiar to most people in the form of FIOS. The technology uses networking equipment, end user devices, and fiber optic cabling to deliver connections up to 12 miles without intermediate electronics. This eliminates the requirement for distributed wiring rooms and the associated power and cooling. In one recent renovation project, the ability to feed guest rooms from one main technology room in the basement allowed the design team to use the original communications room on each floor for HVAC and other building systems. Not only was valuable real estate freed up, but there is a reduction in power and cooling associated with the elimination of these communications rooms. The
Michael Kerwin Suzanne Robinson recent renovation project is a hotel from the 1970s, approximately 250,000sf that includes 19 floors of guest rooms. By using fiber optic cabling, the wiring room on each guest room floor was eliminated. These wiring rooms operate 24 hours year round with a continuous power demand. Based on energy modeling analysis, it is approximated that the removal of these wiring rooms reduced the annual building energy use by over 2%. The wiring rooms in a conventional design require both electricity to power the equipment and energy for cooling all the heat generated by the wiring room equipment. For this specific project, this was approximately, per room, 1.75 kW of power and 0.75 tons of cooling, respectively. Fiber optic LAN solutions, compared to traditional copper cabling, reduces space requirements for cabling and saves energy, but how do they compare when it comes down to cost? Surprisingly, fiber optic cabling is cost competitive. After factoring in the reduction of equipment and wiring/distribution rooms, the growing cost of copper wiring and the reduced installation time, fiber optic networks result in lower initial and operational costs. This is just one example of how it is important as leaders in the design profession, it is our responsibility to question how we can improve upon conventional designs and continue to explore new technology applications. Michael Kerwin, RCDD, CCS, DCCA is the principal of the technology services group at Vanderweil Engineers. Suzanne Robinson, PE LEED AP BD+C, is the director of sustainability of the sustainability department.
MCAA Selects Final Four
Rockville, MD - The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) announced the four finalist teams that will make oral presentations of its written bid proposals during the next phase of the 2012-2013 Student Chapter Competition: Milwaukee School of Engineering; Southern Polytechnic State University; University of Washington; and Northeastern University. This year’s competition project involved a 50,000sf that houses the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Exploration Center. Bidders were required to recommend design elements that meet or exceed LEED Platinum criteria. The project also required that the bids include a post-construction service component. Finalists will compete for a $5,000 first-place prize. The secondplace team will receive $2,500, and each of the other teams will receive $1,000. All finalists will also take home a handsome trophy.
Fire Station Nearly Complete Town of Wilbraham Selects Tecton
Wilbraham MA - Construction is nearly complete and firefighters are expected to occupy the renovated Main Fire Station in Wilbraham two-and-a-half months ahead of the original April, 2013 move-in date. The renovation and addition project will bring the existing 1950s station into compliance with current IAFC guidelines for emergency response facilities and increases its size from 3,600sf to 11,500sf. The original station was in desperate need of more garage space for their trucks, ambulance, and boat. There were barely inches to fit between the trucks and the garage door, and not enough bays to house all the apparatus. The boat was kept off-site at a substation and the ambulance parked in a temporary shelter. The modular trailers that were added to the original structure to house administration and living quarters were also very dated and too small for current needs. After an extensive designer selection process, the town of Wilbraham’s selection committee unanimously awarded the contract to Tecton Architects. The town was impressed by the firm’s extensive résumé of public safety projects and by Jeff McElravy, its senior project manager, who is a nationally recognized specialist in public safety design and serves various departments across the country as a planning and design consultant. For this project, Tecton also enlisted the expertise of Pacheco Ross Architects of Voorheesville, N.Y. for its extensive knowledge of fire station design.
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The team of engineers consists of Garcia Galuska DeSousa for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP); JH Engineering for civil engineering, and Johnson Structural. Western Builders of Granby is the general contractor. The $2.8 million project presented no additional tax burden to town residents. The town had $1.8 million set aside for upgrades to the fire department. It also had plans to purchase a new pumper truck, estimated at a cost of $700,000. When the pumper truck was evaluated, the fire department determined that the vehicle still had five to seven years of service and that the money would be far better spent if added to the funds for the building upgrade. It was also determined that the new truck would not fit in the existing garage. Additional funds also became available from ambulance billings and surpluses in other areas. Lance Trevallion, building commissioner for the town of Wilbraham, acted also as project manager for the town on this project.
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Suffolk Construction Builds Kensington Tower
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oston - Suffolk Construction is in mid construction of one of Boston’s newest residential towers, The Kensington, located at 659 Washington Street. Suffolk was selected by Kensington Investment Company, a Boston-based real estate development firm, and National Development, one of New England’s leading development and investment firms, to provide construction management services for the tower. The two companies are partnering on the project, and have brought in Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company as an equity partner. Northwestern Mutual is also providing construction and permanent financing.
The Architectural Team, a Boston-based firm, is the architect for the project. E.M. Duggan is performing the MEP, G&C Concrete Construction Inc. is the concrete contractor. Team members celebrated the “topping off” of The Kensington in December 2012. The ceremony recognized the 400 construction workers and the placement of the final steel beam on top of the 27-story building. The Kensington broke ground in October 2011 and is slated for occupancy in late 2013. The 27-story, 488,000sf building will offer 381 luxury rental apartments, 2,700sf of ground floor retail space, and 110 parking spaces. “We have been utilizing numerous Lean construction techniques on The Kensington project, that has enabled our team to successfully finish the building fit out quicker and with less labor than a traditional scheduling approach,” said Bob Keaffer, project executive at Suffolk Construction. “This innovative construction management process has increased efficiency and collaboration, enhanced quality, improved safety, and produced less waste on the construction of this residential tower.” Amenities will include fully equipped clubrooms, a sixth floor open air heated pool with Kensington 6th floor plan with pool, TAT.
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Pro Con Completes Apts.
Architect Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Melrose, MA The first building of Alta Stone Place, which includes 67 apartments, has been completed. The community, which is being built in phases, includes a mix of studio, one-, two-, and threebedroom apartments with sizes ranging from 552sf to 1,450sf. Wood Partners is the developer Alta Stone Place of the $32 million community and Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc, of Boston is the project architect. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the general contractor for the residential project. The community will be comprised of 212 apartments housed within three new wood framed buildings and a Interior view of the great room renovated mill building. More than 285 parking will offer an additional 145 apartments, spaces are planned, and the clubhouse ame- is the redevelopment and renovation of nities will feature two fitness rooms, a great the four-story brick and wood-beam mill room with kitchenette, media room, cyber building and new construction of a podium café/business center, conference room, and style building. Construction will resume on outdoor heated pool. the second phase in early 2013. The project’s second phase, which
Nauset Completes Apt Complex Davis Square Architects
Cambridge, MA - Nauset Construction announced the completion of Seven Cameron, a 37-unit, urban transit-oriented, smart-growth community that perfectly exemplifies the emerging housing trend for those seeking to live in a lively livework-play environment. The development is fast approaching full occupancy as its sustainable-urban appeal fueled a robust pre-leasing campaign. Located adjacent to Linear Park on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, the four-story complex consists of 37 market rate, one and two-bedroom units with underground parking. The building was constructed using a mix of wood and steel-framed construction, and amenities include a community room, fitness room, roof decks, unit patios or balconies, hardwood floors, and granite counter tops.
Sustainable elements include highefficiency heating and cooling systems, a highly insulated building envelope with energy-efficient fiberglass windows, lowVOC and formaldehyde-free interior finishes, Energy Star lighting and appliances, and water conserving fixtures. The multifamily project was designed by Somerville-based Davis Square Architects in conjunction with Oaktree Development’s architects. The construction took place within a constricted environment, which presented a number of challenges for Nauset. “It was a tight fit, with the building taking up nearly the entire lot, so deliveries had to be timed to create as little disruption as possible to the neighbors,” said Nauset president Anthony Papantonis.
High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News
Design-Build Discussed At CBC Event
Allen Herring, James McManus, James Fox, and Kenneth Russo at the podium New Britain, CT – Connecticut Building Congress members and friends in the A/E/C community discussed designbuild past, present, and future at a recent program held on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. Kenneth Russo, CPE director of preconstruction at KBE Building Corporation, moderated a panel including Allen V. Herring, P.E., chief engineer of the Connecticut Department of Construction Services; James L. Fox, PE LEED AP, BVH Integrated Services, P.C., and DBIA New England president; and James M. McManus, FAIA chairman of The S/L/A/M Collaborative. Long-standing CBC member John Oliveto, P.E., from Fletcher-Thompson was honored for his many years of dedication to the organization. Herring provided an interesting perspective on the state of Connecticut’s usage of design-build in some of its projects. Fox illuminated the larger designbuild picture nationwide as being 50% of commercial projects recently awarded,
(l-r) CBC President Ron Goodin and John Oliveto while the percentage in New England is much lower for design-build projects. McManus conceded his initial apprehensions 20 years ago that the design-build structure would bankrupt the industry have been proven inaccurate. He then went on to stress the benefits of leveraging contractor and subcontractor expertise during the design process. The consensus was that design-build saves money, eliminates waste, and often creates a superior product. Design-build is here to stay.
DPM Promotes Two
Hartford, CT - Diversified Project Management (DPM) of Hartford announced that it has promoted two members of its project management staff. With DPM since 2001, Gary Brallier of East Granby has been promoted to senior project manager. He has worked on a variety of construction projects, most recently acting as owner’s construction representative for United Illuminating’s new $120 million corporate headquarters – a 375,000sf complex spanning 56 acres in Orange. His other notable assignments have included Phonon Corporation, CCMC, L&M, and Middlesex Hospitals. Brallier is currently working with Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass. on a number of facilities improvement projects.
Brallier Francis Chris Francis of New Haven has been promoted to project manager. He joined DPM in 2008 as an assistant project manager and has worked on both move management and construction administration projects. He has supported relocation projects at both Yale University and UConn Law School, and for the past two years, has been assigned in-house at Pratt & Whitney.
Jade Marketing Relocates
Hartford, CT - The Jade Marketing Group of West Hartford contracted Diversified Project Management, Inc. (DPM) to provide comprehensive owner’s project management services for its construction and relocation project that includes the procurement and specification of all furniture fixtures and equipment. DPM project executive, Mark DuPré, Assoc. AIA, and project manager Rick Davidow worked closely with
the Amenta Emma Architects, The Pac Group general contractors, and Ronus Properties, Inc. as Jade relocated its West Hartford headquarters to 11,000sf of newly renovated space in the Memorial building in Blue Back Square, West Hartford. The Jade Marketing group represents Amethyst jeans and other lines of denim-based clothing.
EYP to Design Student Housing
Rendering of new Trinity College student housing
Hartford, CT - Kirchhoff Campus Properties recently selected EYP Architecture & Engineering to plan and design a new 352-bed student housing community within Trinity College-owned parcels along Crescent Street. EYP will create five new structures comprised of adjoining townhouses, designed to extend the character of Trinity College south toward New Britain Avenue. EYP’s design includes three-story townhouses with up to nine single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining area, three bathrooms, washer/dryer, and front and back porches intended to maintain the residential character of campus surroundings, and specifically, the residential character of Vernon Street that passes through the campus north of the site. Faculty, resident advisor, and resident director apartments are also included within the planned student community.
Additionally, the facility will include a flexible, multi-purpose suite to accommodate special events and team academic work. Styled after the surrounding historic buildings, the design of the new townhouses combine the Victorian and Craftsman styles of nearby structures into a colorful streetscape that is accented by large private porches and bay windows. Designed with a mix of materials that include brick, clapboard, and shingles, each townhouse structure strives to reflect the college’s colorful historic color palate. Future development of the Crescent Street project includes additional student townhouses and the potential for retail opportunity in future phases. The first phase of the current plan of three townhouses broke ground in December 2012, with a scheduled occupancy date of August 2013.
High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) announced the winners of its annual Connecticut Design Awards competition at the chapter’s annual meeting in December: Landscape Architectural Design Corporate/Institutional • Robert Olson Associates (Boston), Excellence Award for Community Health Center Roof Garden (Middletown). • Towers|Golde, LLC (New Haven), Honor Award for Gateway Community College (New Haven). • Milone & MacBroom, Inc. (Hamden), Merit Award for West Bristol K-8 School (Bristol). Landscape Architectural Design Municipal/Public Spaces • Erskine Middeleer Associates LLC (Georgetown), Honor Award for Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve (Westport). Landscape Architectural Design Residential • Anne Penniman Associates LLC (Essex), Honor Award for A Rower’s Landing (Lyme). • Devore Associates, LLC (Fairfield), Honor Award for A Sustainable Homestead (New Canaan).
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Danner to Build Retail Store
New Canaan, CT - For the fourth time in three years, British clothing and accessories retailer Jack Wills Outfitters is opening a new shop in Connecticut. And for the seventh time in that period, Jack Wills has chosen builder and general contractor A&O Danner, Inc., of Plymouth, Mass. to complete the buildout. In 2010-11 Danner built two other Jack Wills stores in Greenwich and Westport. Typical finished interior of a Jack Wills store. In 2010, Jack Wills executives Boston. Most recently, in time for the 2012 chose A&O Danner to build its first US stores, starting on the Island of Nantucket, summer vacation season, Danner completthen in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, ed the sixth store buildout, in quaint and and on trendy Newbury Street in downtown historic Chatham, Mass. on Cape Cod.
• Louis Fusco Landscape Architects (Pound Ridge, NY), Honor Award for Grey Goose Pond Retreat and 1940s Pavilion Restoration (Greenwich, CT / North Castle, NY). • Wesley Stout Associates (New Canaan), Honor Award for Connecticut Country Retreat (Weston). • Landscape Elements, LLC (New London), Merit Award for A Vacation DestinaMiddletown health center roof garden tion (South County, R.I.). • Stantec Consulting Services Inc. • Richard Bergmann Architects (Hamden), Merit Award for Pleasure Beach (New Canaan), Merit Award for Lakeside Park Master Plan (Bridgeport) Landscape (Connecticut). • TO Design LLC (New Britain) and • Spaulding Landscape Architects, Landscape Elements (New London), Merit LLC (Stamford), Merit Award for In Town Award for Waterbury Green Master Plan Retreat (Stamford). (Waterbury). Landscape Planning and Analysis Landscape Architectural • Anne Penniman Associates LLC Communications (Essex), Honor Award for A New Park for • Richard Bergmann Architects Madison (Madison). (New Canaan), Honor Award for “What Tree Is This?” (booklet). • Artemis Landscape Architects, Inc. (Bridgeport) Merit Award for “Bridging the Landscape of Autism: Definitions, Design Guidelines, and Schematic Concepts” (PowerPoint presentaA Rower’s Landing in Lyme tion). Middletown health center roof garden
Middletown, CT - Daniel Valentine recently passed his PE exam to become a professional licensed engineer in the state of Connecticut. He joined Tighe & Bond’s Middletown office in 2008. Valentine has worked on a wide range of projects for numerous private and municipal clients throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts over the past five years. This includes providing roadway design, drainage studies, traffic engineering, traffic management, parking demand assessments, and most recently geotechnical and dam related projects. He is proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D, SewerGEMs, and has also provided construction observations on a variety of projects.
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High-Profile Feature: Marlborough Hospital’s Oncology Center
Tocci Finishes Marlborough Hospital Oncology Center
arlborough, MA –The new year is bringing new resources to Marlborough cancer patients as Woburn-based Tocci Building Companies finishes construction on a high-tech cancer pavilion for Marlborough Hospital’s Oncology Center. The new 14,000sf, $12.7 million cancer treatment wing at the Union Street Hospital will make updated treatments available to Marlborough patients, including a state-of-the-art linear accelerator for radiation oncology, a CT simulator for diagnostic imaging, and outpatient medical oncology services. Marlborough Hospital currently offers outpatient medical oncology, but the project will make radiation oncology services available in Marlborough for the first time. The construction of the Cancer Pavilion marks another first — it will be the first New England healthcare project to be completed under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract. IPD is a contract form and method in which project stakeholders including the owner, architect, general contractor, engineering consultants, and subcontractors work as one group to optimize results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of the project. All parties are contractually incentivized to meet the same objectives through shared financial risk and reward. Using IPD, the Marlborough Hospital Cancer Pavilion was able to set aggressive cost targets to meet mutually agreed upon goals. To facilitate the intense intellectual collaboration that a cutting-edge fa-
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cility like the Cancer Pavilion requires, Tocci Building Companies of Woburn, Mass. and The S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury, Conn./Boston used VDC/ BIM (virtual design and construction/ building information modeling) technology to coordinate design and construction. Hospital staff were able to evaluate the building in 3D computer models before construction started to examine usability such as: paths to supplies, locations of patient bathrooms, and distance patients must
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healing garden for its patients. “The garden creates a warm and welcoming entry to the new cancer pavilion,” explained assistant project manager Jeremy Garczynski. “It provides an inviting setting that makes patients feel more comfortable through the use of warm woods, indirect lighting, and comfortable seating.” Construction of the vault to house the high-tech accelerator required advanced construction techniques. “The pouring of the LINAC vault was a milestone in itself with nearly 50 trucks delivering 500 cubic yards of concrete in one day,” said project manager Joe Cavallaro. “We used the BIM to plan and construct the vault’s 2-ft. to 6-ft. thick walls and 3-ft. to 6-ft. ceiling. The precision of each pour and penetration was critical to containing the radiation.” Marlborough Hospital opted to use BIM/IPD to deliver a faster and more cost efficient project and chose Tocci for its reputation for pioneering use of those practices. Tocci won Constructech’s Gold Vision Award for its work as program manContinued on next page
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Marlborough, MA - Renaud HVAC has completed installing the HVAC systems on the 14,000sf high-tech cancer pavilion for Marlborough Hospital’s Oncology Center built by Tocci Building Companies. This is not the first project that Renaud has completed successfully for the UMass Memorial Healthcare system, but what is unique is for Renaud to have worked on the first New England healthcare project to be completed under an IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) contract. Renaud was selected by Marlborough Hospital to be one of the project stakeholders on Tocci’s team along with the owner, architect, and engineering consultants to work as one group, including electrical, plumbing, and fire protection subcontractors. “It all started for Renaud in the spring of 2011 after being selected by the hospital, when we spent months in meetings working together as a team well before the project started, to make sure we were going to meet the same objectives and maximize ef-
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ficiency through all phases of the project,” said President Tom Nicalek. “This was a very challenging project in implementing new and existing mechanical systems at the hospital, and of course, the IPD contract process was new and challenging to most of the subcontractors as well.” Renaud worked closely every day with Tocci Building Companies and The S/L/A/M Collaborative using VDC/BIM (virtual design and construction/building information modeling) technology to coordinate mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection so that they guaranteed that all these trades did not conflict with one another once installation began. “I couldn’t be more satisfied and impressed with the efforts and attention to detail from my project manager, Jay O’Neil, and our sheet metal mechanics and pipefitters. They surely faced and overcame challenges and hurdles on this project, even with utilizing the VDC/BIM,” said President Tom Nicalek. trend in the construction industry to employ BIM on smaller and smaller projects. “Every year, use of BIM becomes more vital to design and construction practices,” said Laura Handler, director of virtual design and construction. “It has been Tocci’s standard operating procedure since our initial implementation in 2006. Owners know that it improves project performance throughout the full lifecycle. At this point, they expect us to use BIM.”
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No. Branch Contributes to Health Ctr Beals + Thomas Joins Intelligent Office
Nashua, NH - It has been a year since Lamprey Health Care celebrated the launch of its new location built by North Branch Construction in Nashua. The addition and renovation of the former Home Health & Hospice Building located at 22 Prospect Street is now home for the Lamprey Health Care center. For the second time, North Branch has contributed a pledge of $25,000 to Lamprey through the Community Development Investment Program. This program is designed as a fundraising tool for nonprofit community development organizations, cooperatives, and municipalities to raise much needed money for their causes.
Boston - Intelligent Office, a virtual and professionally staffed office space for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors, announced the addition of Beals + Thomas as a new tenant. Beals + Thomas is a multidisciplinary firm that provides engineering, design, planning, environmental, and surveying services to support the developLamprey Health Care Center ment and conservation of land and water This donation marks North Branch’s resources. fourth consecutive year for purchasing tax The firm has offices in Southborough credits on behalf of its not-for-profit cli- and Plymouth and now in Boston where ents. they have established a satellite office within Intelligent Office.
GBO Campaign Kicked Off
Braintree, MA - New England Painting/Finishing Contractors recently kicked off a funding campaign for Get Back Outdoors (GBO). The goal for 2013 is $100,000 – enough to help 30 to 35 disabled individuals regain their independence. GBO provides a new kind of loyalty to disabled vets: long-term commitment to their complete reintegration into outdoor activities GBO Board Member Matt Lyons, such as hunting, fishing, and has 22 years of experience huntwhitewater rafting. The pro- ing from a chair. GBO volungram will do whatever it teers, Dan Warren (left) and Scott Yardley (right) assist.
takes to outfit, license, secure land, and transport them—at no cost to the veterans. GBO stays engaged with each individual for as long as it takes to connect them with the tools, skills, confidence, and the outdoor companions required to send them out of the program fully capable of continuing their activities independently of the organization.
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Cobb Hill Completes Friendly Kitchen
Concord, NH - Cobb Hill Construction, Inc. recently completed construction on the new Friendly Kitchen, Concord’s only area soup kitchen, on South Commercial Street in Concord. The new building replaces the old Friendly Kitchen, which was lost to a fire in April 2011 at the Hope House. The new 5,800sf building seats more than 120 people through a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, all of which is accessible for individuals with disabilities. Other features of the building include a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and a large food stor-
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Coull Installs Energy System
Springfield, MA - JM Coull, Inc., is building a new F.W. Webb facility in Springfield. The designbuild, 67,000sf project is scheduled for completion in February 2013. While it resembles F.W. Webb’s other facilities throughout New England, this project is different in that it incorporates a rooftop photovoltaic solar energy system. JM Coull is installing a commercial solar energy system designed to convert sunlight directly Photovoltaic solar energy system being installed into clean, renewable, cost-stable electricity. The benefits of the use of a commercial photovoltaic solar system extend beyond the reduction of carbon footprint. This commercial system provides fixed-cost energy pricing through a clean, renewable, and locally generated source. The system will generate over 390,000 kilowatt hours per year and provide consistent energy for over 30 years. The system uses 1,235 Trina Webb facility under construction solar modules, designed to withstand hail, wind, and snow, strategito power the facility. A benefit of this syscally placed on the rooftop of the new facil- tem is that it is “grid-tied,” meaning that ity to form a solar array. When sunlight hits backup electricity will be available at night the solar array, DC electricity is generated or on overcast days. The grid-tied system which then travels to the 266 kW Solectria also enables the public utility to absorb the inverter where it is converted from DC to production of excess energy. At the end of AC electricity. the year, the utility will pay F.W. Webb for The AC electricity is then passed to excess kilowatt hours at wholesale rates. the electric service panel where it is routed
Research Facility Completed
Vanderweil Engineers, Sustainable Design Group
Frostburg, MD - R.G. Vanderweil der to achieve LEED certification. Some features used to attain this Engineers LLP, a Boston-based, full-service engineering firm, recently completed the design of a $2 million new sustainable energy research facility at Frostburg State University. The Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF) will become one of the prime locations for national renewable energy research. This is the university’s first off-grid, net zero, carbon-neutral facility. Vanderweil collaborated with a local architecture firm in Maryland, the Sustainable Design Group, for the design of this new building. This new SERF building consists of a large multi-purpose hall which will be used for research, Photo by Frostburg State University instructional sessions, and outreach Frostburg State University front exterior activities, and will remain open to the public for viewing. Within the outdoor goal were: chilled beam cooling utilizing showroom, there are numerous examples an open-well geothermal system source, of renewable energy products that will re- LED lighting with occupancy and daylightmain on display. The SERF building was ing controls, radiant floor heating utilizing designed to serve as a prime example of a PEX piping throughout, photovoltaics on self-sufficient, off-grid, net zero energy fa- the roof and on-site with the building being cility where the energy being consumed is independent from the electric utility (100% supplied by renewable energy sources such off-grid). The building is also heated prias the use of wind power and sunlight in the marily by use of sunlight utilizing a pasform of electric photovoltaics and active sive-solar building design combined with solar heating. The building was designed an active evacuated heat-pipe technology to achieve a LEED Platinum certification. solar thermal collector system and a hydroMany sustainable design features gen fuel cell is provided as a back-up buildwere incorporated into this building in or- ing power source.
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Mierzejewski Joins State Electric
Woburn, MA - State Electric Corporation announced that Tom Mierzejewski has joined the firm as a project manager. Mierzejewski has worked his entire career in the Greater Boston construction market and has over 20 years of project management experience in the educational, institutional, and hospitality markets.
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Hartford, CT Tecton Architects announced the addition of veteran healthcare professional Donata Ceretto Giannone. Most recently director of facilities management at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in New London, she brings over 26 years of hospital oversight expertise to the Tecton franchise. She assumes the position of senior project manager of healthcare, effective immediately.
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New Haven, CT Boston-based construction management firm BOND (Bond Brothers) announced the promotion of two associates to the firm’s Civil and Utility Connecticut Division. Anthony Bond has been promoted Bond to director and Sean McAuliffe to director of operations. Anthony Bond is responsible for the overall management of the Connecticut office, while taking the lead to further develop the firm’s growing portfolio of regional accounts. He brings a wealth of experience to the position, having spent the past six years with the company where he was instrumental in the successful completion of
projects including, Spectra Energy, J-2 Loop gas transmission line in Somerville and Medford, Mass., Harvard University, and 10 Akron Street, Cambridge, Mass. As the new diMcAuliffe rector of operations, McAuliffe is responsible for the daily operations of the division’s business unit. He has been with BOND since April 2005 and has been working in the construction industry since 1986. Prior to joining the firm he was a project manager with Webster Engineering.
Blatt Joins GD Group
Boston - GD Group, a Boston based multi-line agency, announced the addition of Joyce E. Blatt as vice president of product specification. For over eight years, Blatt led the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England as its executive director, transforming it into one of the most active chapters in the nation.
Burns Named Sr. VP and COO
Boston, MA - The Marr Companies announced that Rich Burns, vice president of Daniel Marr & Son since 2005 and an employee of the company since 1996, has been named sr. vice president and COO. Burns joined the company as project manager/estimator, became general manager, and for the last 10 years has been responsible for the general management of the company, including oversight of all estimating, sales, project management, field operations, pre-construction planning, and administration.
McGarty Joins Bond
Boston - BOND (Bond Brothers) announced that Michael McGarty, LEED AP, has joined the firm’s building division as a senior project manager. He joins BOND’s growing healthcare team, bringing with him 25 years of construction experience focused in the healthcare and academic sectors. McGarty will begin workMcGarty ing on the Lahey Cogeneration project, where he will lead the effort to install a new four-megawatt gas
turbine that will provide electrical power and heat to the existing hospital. The turbine will be housed in a new building. His healthcare portfolio includes projects with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Burlington’s Lahey Clinic, and major projects for Anna Jaques Hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear, UMass Memorial Health Care, and Mount Auburn Hospital.
Wise Promotes Hartford
Winchester, MA - Wise Construction of Winchester has named Jason Hartford, LEED AP, as its new director of planning and preconstruction. Formerly, he was a senior estimator at the firm. Hartford has extensive preconstruction planning experience working on major healthcare, education, and pharmaceutical projects throughout New England and the Boston area.
BVH Promotes Three
Bloomfield, CT – BVH Integrated Services (BVH) has promoted three members of its project management staff to vice president. With BVH since 1998, Mark Allyn, P.E., has managed a wide range of healthcare, higher education, and institutional projects. With over 20 years of engineering design experience, he is a licensed professional engineer in New England and N.Y. Allyn’s recent work includes the new tower at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, the new classroom building at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, and the design-build delivery of the new Wickford Junction Railroad Station in Wickford, R.I. Daniel J. Herzig, Jr., P.E., has 25 years of experience in engineering design and project management. He was with BVH for 14 years before establishing Herzig Engineering, Inc. where he served as president for seven years before returning to BVH in 2007. Herzig specializes in advanced technology, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, and academic projects. His recent work includes the Academic Laboratory Building at Southern Connecticut State University, several laboratory renovation projects at Yale School of Medicine, and the new Jackson Laboratory for
Cichonski Herzig Medical Genomics in Farmington. Jeffrey Cichonski, P.E., LEED AP, joined BVH as a mechanical engineer in 1998, and became a project manager in 2004. His experience ranges from campus Allyn utility upgrades to renovations and additions, with particular emphasis on colleges, hospitals, and office renovation projects. His current clients include Quinnipiac University and the new Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine, Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, and the new Orthopedic Surgery Center at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.
Rhino PR Promotes Ethier
South Hamilton, MA - Rhino Public Relations announced that Kaitlyn Ethier has been promoted to account executive. In her new role, she will be responsible for writing press releases, securing media opportunities, and supporting the day-today operations of communications programs for several Rhino PR clients, including Acentech Inc., Construction Coordinators, Inc., Heading Home, and TG Gallagher.
TANTARA New Hire
Worcester, MA – TANTARA Corporation announced Alicia Carriero has joined the firm and plans to assist in servicing clients and driving new business initiatives. Previously she was with Sovereign Consulting, where she worked for seven years as a field scientist and safety coordinator for federal programs. At TANTARA, Carriero’s role as safety coordinator will involve tracking physicals and certifications as well as managing annual training sessions and performing field activities. Her previous work history in-
volves well sampling, excavation oversight, groundwater mapping, various forms of drilling, as well as other field activities. She has worked on Shell Oil project sites throughout New England overseeing drilling and sampling operations. Her federal work includes several large-scale projects at the former Fort Devens in Mass., the USACE’s Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab in N.H., and the Newport Naval Facility in R.I. where she was involved with landfill and groundwater treatment system projects.
Banning Named Principal
Hamden, CT - Robert R. Banning, P.E., has been named a principal at Silver /Petrucelli + Associates of Hamden. Previously an associate with the firm, Banning will assume a greater role in directing the future of the company. Banning has been associated with Silver / Petrucelli since its founding in 1991 and has most recently served as project manager and chief electrical engineer, managing the firm’s electrical engiRobert R. Banning neering department.
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17th Annual Joint Dinner of the Design and Construction Industry The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) is one of the 32 hosting A/E/C industry organizations for an evening of networking, collegiality and relationship building featuring a keynote address by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Thursday, February 28. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plainville, CT. Register through AIA/CT by Feb. 27 at www.aiact.org.
March 2, 2013 7-11 p.m. Seaport Hotel, Boston Wild Wild West BOMA Boston invites you to attend the 24th BOMA Benefit. You’ll be taken to the Wild West for a night of play gambling and entertainment and cocktail party to benefit five outstanding local nonprofit organizations whose missions help the fight against homelessness: Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Homes for Our Troops, HomeStart, My Brother’s Keeper and Rosie’s Place. www.greb.com/boma/24thbenefit.aspx.
February 26, 2013 - 11:30 a.m. ABC Office, 100 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA Business Roundtable: The Power of Email Marketing This roundtable will focus on effective, low-cost email marketing tools and best practices for developing email campaigns and building contact lists and databases of prospective customers. It will also discuss how to integrate email with web, social media, and content marketing channels, and how to generate funnels of prospects from email audiences. Register by going online at www.abcma.org or by calling (781) 273-0123.
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