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Kingsbury Elected AEI Chairman

Shevlin RISPE Engineer of the Year

its program management consulLincoln, RI - John P. Shevtant, Shevlin has worked his entire lin, P.E., senior vice president for career at PARE, rising from entryPare Corporation, was named level engineer to senior vice presi2013 Engineer of the Year by the dent in charge of PARE’s TransRhode Island Society of Profesportation Division. His experience sional Engineers (RISPE) at the includes design and management Providence Engineering Sociresponsibilities for a wide variety ety’s annual awards dinner in of noteworthy projects throughout February. The RISPE Engineer New England. of the Year Award recognizes an John Shevlin In addition to his professionengineer who has made signifial accomplishments as an engineer, cant and lasting contributions to Shevlin was also recognized by RISPE for the Rhode Island engineering community. RISPE is an organization represent- his continued service to the community at ing over 150 members from all engineering large. From 2004 to 2008 Shevlin served in disciplines including civil, chemical, electri- various officer positions on the Board of Dical, mechanical, and fire control throughout rectors of the Providence Engineering Society, ultimately serving as president in 2008. Rhode Island and the New England region. Shevlin started his professional ca- Currently, he is secretary on the Board of reer with PARE in 1987. With the excep- Rhode Island Consulting Engineers, and he tion of a three-year period working on the is a member of their active Transportation Boston Central Artery “Big Dig” project for Liaison Committee.

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2013 IFMA Boston Awards of Excellence,Thursday, May 23, 6 - 10 p.m. The evening will include a networking time with appetizers, a discussion with a panel of historic preservation experts, and an architectural tour of Hartford in the comfort of a doubledecker bus. To register visit www.ifmaboston.org

Washington, D.C. - At NECA’s recent AEI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Boston Chapter Executive Manager Glenn Kingsbury was elected the 2014 AEI Chairman. Comprised of executive and administrative staff members of NECA chapters and the National Association, AEI is dedicated to education and other key issues impacting the industry. The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, the NECA convention city.

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CFO Change at Timberline

Canton, MA Andrew J. Davidson, CPA, CCIFP, CCP, joined Timberline Construction Corporation earlier this year to take over for Daniel P. Baril, who retired as the chief financial officer. In Andrew Davidson his new role, Davidson is responsible for all functions related to project accounting, finance, bonding and insurance, and risk management, as well as overseeing the human resources program. He was with Richard White Sons for over 15 years, six of which he served

as vice president and CFO. Daniel P. Baril retired after over 40 years dedicated to a career combining all aspects of finance, accounting, and fiduciary matters within the construction industry. Daniel Baril He spent the last six years at Timberline, where he oversaw all accounting and financial matters. Prior to Timberline, he spent over 35 years at Macomber Builders, where he worked his way up from project accountant to chief financial officer.

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CFMA Mass. New Officers

The Construction Financial Management Association of Massachusetts installed its new officers at a recent breakfast meeting in April. New president Joe Gates, of Sagamore Plumbing & Heating, Inc., thanked outgoing president John Tessicini, CCIFP of Consigli Construction Co. Inc., for his hard work over the past two years continuing the organization’s 25 year tradition of insuring that the members are at the forefront of the industry by providing comprehensive, informative, and timely information and fostering relationships within the organization to enhance the skill and knowledge of financial professionals in the construction industry. In addition to President Gates, the new officers serving a two-year term, are: vice president - John Hastings CCIFP, Costello Dismantling Co., Inc.; treasurer – James Dinardi, Trinity Building & Construction Management Corp. and secretary – Gregory Natalucci, RSM McGladrey. Welcomed as new board members are: Sean Kilgore CCIFP, Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson; Bob Lizza, Hinckley Allen & Snyder; and James Brosnan, Walsh Brothers Construction. Continuing on the board are: Marc

New president, Joe Gates (l), thanks outgoing president, John Tessicini, for his hard work over the past two years. Mingolelli, Pinnacle Financial Group; Greg Kirshe, United Solutions; Stacey Lancaster, Zurich; William Mee CCIFP, Palmer and Sicard, Inc.; Michael Donovan, Cox Engineering; Bob Hoffman, J.F. White Contracting Company; John Donnelly, Limbach Inc.; and immediate past president Tessicini. Finally, sincere appreciation was expressed to the three individuals leaving the board at the expiration of their terms; Michael Sams, Kenney & Sams, P.C.; Peter Russell, Willis; and Joseph Hehir – GZA GeoEnviromental, Inc.


May 21, Union Station’s Great Hall, Union Place, Hartford Connecticut Building Congress will present “Back to the Future.” Celebrate Hartford’s architecture and preservation of our heritage. Visit: www.cbc-ct.org

David Begelfer Honored


Boston - The AJC Boston 2013 Community Leadership Award dinner will be held on May 30th at The Seaport Boston Hotel in Boston. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. This year David Begelfer has been chosen as the recipient of the award. He is the highly regarded CEO of NAIOP Massachusetts, the commercial real estate development association. He is an active and well-known leader in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, Hebrew College, CJP, MassINC, David Begelfer Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and the United Way, to name a few. He has been a strong advocate for economic development over the past 20 years.

IMAGINiT Releases 2014 Software

Framingham, MA - Rand Worldwide , a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division and released its new Scan to BIM 2014 software. In addition to complete compatibility with the Autodesk Revit 2014 software platform, this release leverages the new Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Engine, enabling streamlined workflows from intelligent 3D data from captured laser scans. “By keeping our software development in lockstep with Autodesk software rollouts, we ensure customers are able to leverage every benefit that a new release offers as quickly as possible,” says Bob Heeg, executive vice president, worldwide operations, IMAGINit Technologies. The new Scan to BIM 2014 version is specifically designed to help architects, engineers, contractors, and surveyors ad-

vance the way they work with point cloud data in Revit. Building upon the Autodesk Revit platform, Scan to BIM provides additional point cloud functionality and modeling data that can be both trusted and validated. Scan to BIM allows users to interact with point clouds, assisting with automated recognition and placement of architectural elements such as walls, columns, and MEP elements such as pipes, ducts, conduit, and more. “IMAGINiT’s Scan to BIM is a great example of our thriving Revit Platform ecosystem – we’re excited to see what they’re doing with our new ReCap technology,” says Kyle Bernhardt, Building Design Suite product line manager, Autodesk. “With BIM authoring labor representing one of the highest costs in a scan to BIM project, it’s tools like Scan to BIM that drive down the time required to author an accurate as-built BIM; it goes straight to the bottom line.”


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NAWIC’s ‘Women in Media’ NAWIC members hear from Women in Media (l to r): Barnes, Loth, Dennio, and Euler. “Women in Media” was presented recently by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Introduced by facilitator, speaker, writer, communications, and business development specialist Donna Denio, as moderator, the panel included Renee Loth, editor of the BSA publication ArchitectureBoston (AB), our own Anastasia Barnes, business development manager, High-Profile Monthly; and Karen Euler, dba Karen Euler Consulting. Renee Loth presented the view from a national perspective. The theme of her talk touched on words of advice that echoed from the latest AB piece “From the Editor,” in which she reminded us of the most important thing she learned in journalism school: “Everything is a story.” AB is not the sort of publication that prints canned news releases from emails. She offered several tips to get published in AB, including, “Simply call the editor and

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Barnes talks about FastFacts Fridays. discuss the article you are contemplating.” It is paramount that you know the publication where you are sending your article and understand the kind of content that the editor wants, before you send your article. Obey the adage, “You should read as much as you write.” Representing the regional perspective to marketing, Barnes offered practical advice as to when to send news releases. “Don’t wait until a project is completed and photographed. You can send a release to announce the 1) ground breaking, 2) topping out; 3) featured in progress with subcontractors all before announcing its com-

(center) NAWIC Boston president Susan McCabe-Messier networking pletion with nice photos. And don’t forget to follow up with 4) the awards nominated or won.” News releases accepted at editor@ high-profile.com are posted on the www. high-profile blog, blasted to 7,500+ individuals though FastFacts Friday, published here in High-Profile Monthly, and then archived for readers in a flip page version online, Barnes explained. “Get Social” is the message from Karen Euler, independent writer and marketing strategist. Get out there. Speak up! “I was offered a job marketing by an introverted architect’s firm to simply go to social events. It was a dream come true, I couldn’t believe I was being paid to do it!” Karen offered advice on using Facebook, twitter, and other social networks to reach out. She offered a creative approach from an associate to improving LinkedIn accounts that she emulated, “Use your current profile to post news.” It’s a more dynamic approach than simply stating what you do. Make it active-post updates. NAWIC is an international association of women employed in construction which promotes that industry and supports the advancement of women within it. The Boston Chapter is headed up by Susan McCabeMessier. It’s worth noting that her presence added an energy and enthusiasm felt by all at the event. Sue currently holds the position of director of client services/business development for Campbell-McCabe, Inc. The next NAWIC event scheduled May 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cambridge Marriott, will host Susan Moir, UMass Boston. Visit www.nawicboston.org. Photos by Elisif Photography

JMB Crew Continues Training

Raymond, NH - Employees of Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors (JMB), a division of Jewett Construction Co., Inc., recently completed a series of trainings. JMB development director Tom Morton traveled to CEI Composite Materials in Manchester, Mich. for a day-long training in estimating ACM metal panels, and JMB project super-


intendent Phil Kennedy, foreman Don Candage, and Ed Delloiacono traveled to Vernon, Conn. for a day’s training in the survey of ACM panels with Jason Sherrill, CEO of CEI. Kennedy also recently completed a 30-hour OSHA Safety training as well as one for forklift instruction. In addition, he and Dale Cloutier obtained their Crane Signal Certifications.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

RDK Attends Topping Off

MIT Gets Approval for Upgrades

Rendering by Perkins and Will

Schneider Electric headquarters building Andover, MA - A topping-off ceremony was held recently for the new Schneider Electric headquarters building located at 800 Federal Street in Andover. Schneider Electric placed a huge emphasis on energy-efficiency in designing and building their new 235,943sf North American headquarters. The energy metropolis will save and reduce Schneider’s energy consumption by 4% each year; they’re running their own controls, and everything they do as a company will be utilized in construction – ultimately, the facility will serve as a showcase that represents exactly what Schneider is capable of producing from an energy perspective. Schneider’s employees will benefit by unifying all their local divisions into one North American nerve center. The facility is tucked in the back of an industrial park with large sidewalks for walking, picnic tables for outdoor lunches, and the

building itself will feature a full-service kitchen, fitness center, conference rooms, conference center, and cafeteria. RDK Engineers is providing MEP engineering design services for the fit out of space, which consists of offices, open workstations, interior electronic dry labs, technology, document production space, storage, 24x7 supplemental cooling for server room with UPS, an on-grade generator with enclosure, and new building DDC control system. The building is targeting LEED certification, and will feature upgrades to a natural gas service and a chilled beam mechanical system. The final new addition will be comprised of over 800 pieces of steel, weighing in around 315 tons! RDK Engineer’s Building Solutions Group also will be providing fundamental commissioning services on this project.

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Proposed Kendall Square transformation

Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge City Council voted to approve MIT’s petition to transform 26 acres of property it owns around Kendall Square. The vote caps a three-year process by which MIT sought alignment, both within the Institute and between the Institute and Cambridge, on the question of how best to bring greater vibrancy to Kendall Square through new housing, retail, lab, commercial, and open space. MIT began its efforts to consider new possibilities for its property in 2010, with broad discussions within the MIT and Cambridge communities. Most new construction will take place on underused MIT-owned parking lots, and an important goal will be to enliven the area and better connect the campus to the neighborhood and business district in five ways:


Transform Main Street to include new pedestrian-oriented retail, restaurants, and entertainment; create a new gateway area around the Kendall Square MBTA station to promote interaction between the square and the MIT campus; strengthen the connection between the square and the Charles River by working with others to improve Point Park, enliven Wadsworth Street, and draw people to a safe, signaled crossing toward the river; create an outdoor extension of MIT’s Infinite Corridor by linking MIT’s medical center with the MIT Sloan School with space that sees programmed activities and features MIT attractions; and enhance Broad Canal Way to create a residential and innovation community with a two-sided retail street and more-engaging public space.


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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Boston - National Development recently hosted a party to mark the start of construction of INK BLOCK South End, a development that will transform the former Boston Herald building into a new hub for life South End Style. Designed to re-imagine the former Boston Herald site, National Development’s INK BLOCK South End will feature 475 units of housing in five buildings and 85,000sf of premiere retail space, including a flagship 50,000sf Whole Foods Market, which will be the chain’s largest

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location in Boston and the first-ever fullsize grocery store in the south end. “We are thrilled to officially begin construction on what we are proud to say will become the new center of gravity for life in the South End,” said Ted Tye, managing partner, National Development. The rental portion of INK BLOCK will consist of units ranging from studios to three-bedroom located above retail space and underground parking in three separate buildings: 1 INK, 2 INK, and 3 INK. Plans for 4 INK, an additional resi-

Rendering of INK BLOCK dential and retail building at the corner of 300 harrison avenue Harrison and Traveler Streets, have not been announced, but construction on the building is scheduled to start in late 2013. 1 INK will be comprised of 91 apartments, a management office on the mezzanine level, and 11,000sf of best-in-class amenity space. 2 INK will include 134 units, a rooftop pool, the 50,000sf flagship Whole Foods Market, as well as approximately 5,500sf of retail space located adjacent to the market. 3 INK will face Harrison Avenue and provide for 90 apartment units and approximately 11,000sf of retail and restaurant space. Each building has been specially designed to suit a unique demographic. 1 INK will be an eight-story building with Boston, MA

l-r: Peter Meade, BRA; Randi Lathrop, BRA, South End resident; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino; and Ted Tye, managing partner, National Development.








large windows providing beautiful views of downtown Boston for a resident seeking a luxurious lifestyle. Consisting mostly of studios and one-bedroom apartments, 2 INK will be a five-story building with an industrial look and feel to attract young professionals. Alternatively, 3 INK is planned to be a loft-style building for individuals who are seeking a warm living space with South End style. Construction of the INK BLOCK development will begin this month and is slated to be complete and open for occupancy in early 2015. Cranshaw Construction is the general contractor, and Elkus Manfredi Architects is the architect for INK BLOCK South End. The Dartmouth Company will serve as the retail broker.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Towers|Golde on U Mass Project With Wilson Architects and Nitsch

Amherst, MA - The new Life Science laboratory Building at UMassAmherst is nearing completion. The 312,000sf state-of-the-art research facility seems to sit effortlessly in its terraced site designed by landscape architects Towers|Golde. The entry paths weave between masonry walls of local stone that also serve as weirs to showcase the flow through a designed stream/detention system that is part of the green storm water infrastructure. Small plazas provide viewing points over native plantings selected for multi-seasonal interest. Towers|Golde’s close collaboration with Wilson Architects and Nitsch Engineering created a site that seamlessly and sustainably integrates the building into a very steep existing slope with on-grade access at multiple levels. The Construction Manager is Whiting Turner.

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Framing Under Way at Orangeburg Pro Con CM – JAL Architects

Main entry elevation Orangetown, NY - The framing is a Stop & Shop supermarket, and the Resiunder way for the new 129-key Residence dence Inn by Marriott hotel. Inn by Marriott located at the Orangeburg “The framing is complete for the Commons. Pro Con Inc. of Manchester, building’s south wing, and the roof trusses N.H. is the construction manager for the will be set and in place by the end of March. $12.5 million hotel, that is being built for Installation of the south wing windows will FB Orangetown LLC. JAL Architects & begin in April,” stated the project manager Engineers are the project architects. The for Pro Con Inc. “The hotel’s elevator towdeveloper of Orangeburg Commons is RD er is complete, and the entire hotel will be Management, LLC. framed and the roof completed by May.” When fully built out, Orangeburg Commons will include a bank, restaurant,

SMOOK Recent Projects

Boston - SMOOK Architecture & Urban Design, Inc. announced two recent projects. The company has been awarded the renovations and additions to St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea and is working on master plan/visioning for the Slade’s Ferry Crossing District in Somerset.

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Pro Con Designs Exel Center

Rendering of new Exel warehouse/distribution center

Bow, NH - Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the architect and construction manager for Exel Inc’s new 243,500sf warehouse/ distribution center located at 683 Route 3A in Bow. Exel will provide warehousing services for the State of New Hampshire’s Liquor Commission out of the new facility. Pro Con Inc designed the single story distribution center to have 21 truck dock positions, with the possibility of adding an additional 12 dock positions in the future. The building’s exterior finish will be insulated metal panels with painted concrete block up to 16-ft high at the loading dock area and a TPO roof system.

The building’s interior will have a 40-ft. clear height to the underside of the joists; with storage racks to 37 feet; and the aisles will be approximately 10-ft. wide to allow for freight handling. Pro Con Inc will provide the building’s shell and the interior finishes for the administrative offices, break room, training classroom, and cooler space. Exel will provide and install the storage racking system. Pro Con Inc began sitework for the design build project in February 2013 and has scheduled a mid-September 2013 completion date for the facility.

Owen Jacobs Salon and Day Spa

Ayer, MA - Senate Construction of Shirley has completed phase II of the historic renovation of the Fletcher Building in downtown Ayer. The rehabilitation has revitalized area, bringing back the pre-prohibition era charm the town center was once vibrant with. OWEN JACOBS Salon and

Day Spa on 49 Main St. is the newest addition to the building. Sarah Stancombe worked with Senate Construction to help bring the concept of OWEN JACOBS to life. The Spa is having a soft opening the entire month of May and a grand opening in early June.

Winning Design Team Announced

Stoss, Höweler + Yoon, Nitsch and Cradock Selected

Boston - A team led by Stoss Landscape Urbanism of Boston, including Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Nitsch Engineering, and Angie Cradock ScD, MPE, has been selected as the winning design team for the Movement on Main: Designing the Healthy Main Street competition in Syracuse, N.Y. This unique and innovative street redesign will create a new public gathering place that Light-Play!’s design proposal won the competition. encourages the community to engage in its neighborhood’s emergent creative life through a variety of movement and new technologies. Stoss’ proposal “LightPlay!” was among five competitive proposals by talented interdisciplinary teams. The design plays with light and colorful materials to create a new identity for Wyoming Street, a new activity center for neighborhood life, and playful new surfaces and struc- The design plays with light and colorful materials. tures that inspire movement in people of all ages. activated at night by people via motion senLight-Play!’s design proposal in- sors, and reflective surfaces. Tilted panels, cludes activity mounds (small and large), colored paint in street and on light poles, seating elements, and rain gardens—ar- and embedded road reflectors will catch the ranged as social rooms along the street that headlights of passing cars, engaging all of allow for people to sit, jump, skip, run, sled, Wyoming Street in a display of flickering and play. Additionally, projected lights are lights and glowing walls.

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May, 2013


High-Profile Focus: Landscape Development News

Trends in Landscape Architecture: an Interview with Michael Wasser

Prior to establishing Michael Wasser Associates, Landscape Architects, Wasser was a founding partner of Hines|Wasser + Associates. He currently teaches at the Boston Architectural College where he has taught design studios, thesis review and Practice Curriculum since 1993. HP: Can you talk to us about how landscape architecture naturally Michael Wasser integrates sustainable design and what you’ve seen happen over the past few years with sustainable design? Michael Wasser: The first thing that most landscape architects are looking at now is how any landscape development, whether it be a private residence, park, or corporate campus, impacts the greater ecosystem and offers the opportunity to improve and even regenerate the natural benefits of the larger ecosystem. I would say that we have moved past just responding to the LEED qualifications, which in many ways was developed for green building projects, to approaching projects much more comprehensively. The ideal situation for any project is to begin with the entire multidisciplinary team, landscape architect, architect, planner, civil engineer, hydrologist, and even energy consultants, at the table at the onset of the project. We look to the entire design

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team to work together so that a project development integrates building with landscape and natural systems. It’s a different way of approaching design, and some clients will feel that bringing in all of these disciplines on the front side is not cost effective. It is true that this approach creates upfront costs, but some clients are willing to take this approach because they have strong environmental values and want to positively impact the environment. Certainly, it is much more difficult and expensive to replicate sustainable opportunities once they are lost. Of course, we still contend with the issues of code, but more and more communities are amending code and requiring a sustainable approach to development. They are beginning to understand that a sustainable approach to development has a positive impact on their

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infrastructure and the surrounding environment. So, I would say that an integrated approach to design and development is becoming more and more the norm, and I believe that results in a much more positive outcome. HP: Do you think that the architecture and landscape integration has changed? MW: Historically, architects have seen the building as object and the landscape as something that the object sits in but has nothing really to do with the building. In my work, I like to collaborate and have a dialogue that investigates the integration of landscape and building. It becomes more about creating space with a dialogue between building and landscape, not just building an object. As architects and landscape architects get on the same

page, we create projects with integrated systems that work so much better and actually allow for environmental healing. Of course there are instances where this is not happening and some where it’s only happening a little, but I would say that we are moving in a positive direction. What choice do we really have? HP: Do you have any particular style? MW: I don’t really have a “style.” That said, I do like a simple and elegant approach to design. I respond to the context of the site. Sometimes that’s working with the proposed or existing architecture, and sometimes its responding to the surrounding landscape setting. It’s important to me to fully understand a project site and look for opportunities that might not be immediately apparent and choose to highlight those opportunities. The most important thing to me is to find the best solution, with quality and solid design. HP: What can our readers expect to see from your firm in the coming months? MW: We continue to work with Brown University on projects, and we are working with Mass Audubon to develop a new nature center on the Cape, and we have ongoing design work for private residences. We are always looking for new and challenging projects. Sometimes a project that seems the most benign can offer simple opportunities to create a landscape that pulls the entire project together to be more cohesive.

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by Anne Cruess Manchester, NH - The Saint Anselm College Master Plan had long envisioned a beautiful green quad where students and faculty alike could enjoy a beautiful day outdoors amid the sights and sounds of nature. It would be a place of tranquility but also a place for meeting and greeting, gathering, and respite from the hectic acaAnne Cruess demic schedules. Such a place existed, but it took a lot of planning to make it come to life. The location of the new campus “quad” would require digging up an old parking lot— one that had a central location, close to the Dana Center, Grappone Stadium and dormitories. Before losing valuable parking spaces though, a new parking lot had to be designed and built. The new parking has 319 spaces and is located to the south of the existing Sullivan Arena and Grappone Stadium on a lot in Bedford. The new quad, still awaiting an official name, is a green jewel set in the heart of the campus. The conceptual plan was designed by landscape architects from Hart Howerton of Cambridge, Mass. and final plans and permits designed by TFMoran, Inc. of Bedford, N.H. The landscape plan called for 31

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May, 2013


High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Communication is King: How do we Let it Rule?

by Christina Pungerchar Emails, text messages, voice messages, tweets, videoconferencing: The list of communication methods is lengthy. We work in a world of technology-savvy individuals sending information out for others to receive. “Can you hear me now?” “Is anybody out there?” “Did you get the email I sent?” Christina Pungerchar With the barrage of information flying at us every day, is it possible that something is missed? We certainly hope not. But we do… At the same time, project work is expected to be “faster, cheaper, better.” So we look for economies, ways to trim the fat and work more efficiently in order to deliver a coordinated and well thought out project. While this is a challenge, the key to a successful and financially responsible project is communication. Where do we start given the litany of information sent to us? Each team member is a critical part of the success of a project, and how we spend our work day is a reflection of the overall success of a project. So how are we spending our days? According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) study on “the social economy,” the McKinesy Global Institute reported in July 2012, that the average employee now spends 28% of their work day managing email, and this trend is expected to maintain its intensity through 2014. I can believe it. Countless articles and postings address how to cut back on this time sink in order to complete our

daily tasks. Digging further into the IDC’s findings, 39% of each day is spent on rolespecific tasks, which in our case translates into engineering design, calculations, flow diagrams, QA/QC of projects, sustainability design, site visits for existing conditions, etc. By the IDC, we then spend 19% of days searching and gathering information such as referring to ASHRAE and NFPA standards, reviewing owner design standards, reviewing past correspondence for back-up infor-

is helpful in its own right, a tried and true method of communication to move closer to ensuring a successful project is the face-toface meeting. Here we can increase the value-add of the 14% against the other 76% of our day. The team meeting can make leaps and bounds toward getting to the essence of project coordination. Time and clarity is of the essence with this communication. We make efforts to explain this to our clients, working to identify what information is critical and at what point in the overall schedule ...a tried and true method of commu- we will need the information in nication to move closer to ensuring a suc- order to be effective. We strive to identify what is required for each cessful project is the face-to-face meeting milestone and remind our clients of what is needed throughout the mation on why certain decisions were made, process. Having coordination meetings reand sifting through matrices and memos of inforces “the ask” and also drives home “the pertinent project information from our man- why.” Having this opportunity to share first agers. This then leaves us 14% of our day hand why information is needed goes a long for the last IDC identified task: communi- way towards obtaining the requirements, cating and collaborating. or collaborating on an approach given the Every day at the computer and with overall project conditions. our mobile devices, choices are made on Is it really worth the travel to sit towhat to read and what to do with the infor- gether in a room for coordination meetings? mation obtained. We make decisions on We have alternative methods to ‘being how to work more efficiently and work- there’, hangouts, various videoconferencing toward the end project goal rather than ing, and phone conferencing systems. These spinning the wheels (or do we?). It relies all contribute to better communication, on each team participant to be responsible sharing of information, and making discusfor filtering through the mass of information sions clearer than reading through email. shared. The success of this communication But still, disconnects remain over projects. approach depends on how diligent each per- There is nothing quite like sitting across a son is in managing the information, which table with a large-scale drawing or projected will inevitably impact the overall success of model with each of the disciplines, listening the project. But with all of this information to what is important to each and working to flying around, how are we certain that it has solve the puzzle collectively. To roll up the sunk in? sleeves, dive into the details, and step away While all of the technology we use from the silos of efforts. The face-to-face

is where the magic of collaborative design happens. When this is shared with an owner, it is enlightening to those who are not in details of design every day. Of key importance is the focused time for the team members to bring their experience and talents to the coordination meeting. The success of project delivery rests in a combination of the above and more. Back in the day, we would draw by hand, having to consider the impact of each line and calculation. The effort of laying out mechanical piping or electrical systems required first-hand knowledge of the construction of the building. Today, technology has enabled us to move faster, but in many cases there are losses of how systems will coexist with a space and how they are constructed given the pace of the effort. The face-to-face meeting forces us to set up an agenda, organize our topics for discussion, capture the essence of what is necessary to discuss, and manage the process for a successful collaboration. Additionally, it is an opportunity to mentor younger staff, having them learn about the inner workings of a project dynamic and come to the realization that every effort they are putting to a project is important. The face-to-face meeting provides valuable time with team members in order to better understand each perspective and work together toward a cohesive, complex, and exciting project, regardless of scale or location. Communication is key, but quality and focused communication is like hot molten chocolate cake… awesome and satisfying. Christina Pungerchar, LEED AP BD+C, is project manager at Vanderweil Engineers, LLP.

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Bierbrier to Begin Latest Project Prellwitz Chilinski Architect

Newton, MA - Bierbrier Development, a developer of urban shopping centers in eastern Massachusetts, announced that the company’s latest project, Needham Street Village Shops in Newton, has received approval from town officials. The 19,000sf small-shop development at 55 Needham St. is set to begin construction this summer and will be ready for tenant occupancy in late 2013 with a grand opening slated for March 2014. The construction site is a 1.5-acre assemblage of two properties previously occupied by International Bicycle and Skipjack’s Restaurant. David Chilinski of Prellwitz, Chilin-

ski is the project architect. Needham Street Village Shops will seek LEED Silver certification.

Danvers, MA - J. Masterson Construction announced the expansion of its rental division, MasterRents, that recently has acquired the heavy equipment division of MME Equipment. Along with increasing the amount of heavy equipment, the acquisition brings boom lifts into the MasterRents fleet. In order to handle the growth, MasterRents has added a full-time salesman, Al Garber, to its team. He has been in the equipment rental industry for over 20 years. MasterRents is a locally owned rental company and is part of the Milton Cat

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Boston - Bent Electrical Contractors, Inc., based in Somerville, is under way with electrical construction of Portside at Pier One, a project that will lead the transformation and revitalization of the East Boston waterfront. The luxury residential development is a five-story apartment building with sweeping views of the Boston skyline that will feature 176 residential units and ground floor retail. The project is being developed by Roseland Property Company, a subsidiary

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May, 2013


High-Profile: Awards

ACEC/MA Awards

Boston - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) announced the recipients of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards,

along with several other awards. All were presented in March at a ceremony at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge.

Grand Conceptor

Bank Bridge and Park, Boston/Cambridge. Client: MassDOT. • Tighe & Bond, Inc. - Sturbridge Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion, Sturbridge, Mass. Client: Town of Sturbridge. • Vanderweil Engineers, LLP - Shire Human Genetics Therapies (HGT), Building 200, Lexington. Client: Shire HGT.

• HNTB Corporation - Chelsea Street Movable Bridge, Chelsea and East Boston. Client: City of Boston, MassDOT.

Gold Award Winners

• Arup, John W. Olver Transit Center, Greenfield, Mass. Client: Charles Rose Architects. • Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. - North

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l-r: Ko Ishikura, PE, ACEC/MA president, Green International Affiliates; Frank DePaola, PE, MassDOT highway administrator; Dennis Baker, PE (HNTB); Para Jayasinghe, deputy commissioner - Boston Public Works Dept.; Joey Breton, PE (HNTB); Peter Piattoni (URS Corporation).

Small Firm Project Award

• Environmental Partners Group - Enhancing Embayment Water Quality: Integrating Oyster Reef Restoration & Stormwater Controls, Wellfleet. Client: Town of Wellfleet.

Silver Award Winners

Gold Award Winner: Vanderweil Engineers, LLP - Shire Human Genetics Therapies (HGT), Building 200, Lexington

(alphabetical order) • CDM Smith - Marlborough Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, Marlborough. Client: City of Marlborough • Environmental Partners Group - Enhancing Embayment Water Quality: Integrating Oyster Reef Restoration & Stormwater Controls, Wellfleet. Client: Town of Wellfleet. • Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Terminal B Parking Garage Structural Repairs, Lighting Replacement & Roadway Im-

provements, Logan International Airport, East Boston. Client: Mass. Port Authority. • GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. - Upper Mystic Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project, Arlington and Medford. • Kleinfelder - East Framingham Sewer Improvement Project, Northeast Section of Framingham. • Nitsch Engineering - Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, Stow. • Parsons Brinckerhoff - Whittier Bridge/I-95 Bridge Replacement & Improvement Project, Newburyport/Amesbury/Salisbury. • Parsons Brinckerhoff - Wickford Junction Station and Garage North Kingstown, R.I. • STV Incorporated - Boston UniContinued on next page

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High-Profile: Awards

ACEC/MA Awards

Historic restoration: Traffic calming and pedestrian safety, Dublin, NH Sturbridge’s wastewater treatment facility tiative, Mass, R.I., N.H., and the cities of Continued from previous page Boston and Providence. versity Bridge Rehabilitation, Boston and In additon to the project awards, Cambridge. ACEC/MA also presented these awards: • STV Incorporated - Great River • ACEC/MA Education Corporation Bridge Transportation Improvement, West- Scholarship to Caitlin Mackey, a junior in field. mechanical engineering at MIT. • Tetra Tech, Inc. - Theater Vehicle • ACEC/MA Community Service Maintenance Facility Complex, Kandahar Award to Bill, Callahan, PE, (ret.) senior Airfield, Afghanistan. vice president, CDM Smith. • The Louis Berger Group, Inc. - Re• ACEC/MA QBS (Qualifications construction of the Fairmont Line Bridges Based Selection) Award to the MBTA. over the Neponset River, Boston. • ACEC/MA Young Professional • URS Corporation - New England Award to Aleece D’Onofrio, PE, environRegional Catastrophic Preparedness Ini- mental engineer, Fay Spofford & Thorndike.

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Facilities Construction News

The following news briefs are from the Bisnow Newsletter.

King St. Plans Campus Expansion

Lexington, MA - King Street principal Tom Ragno and partner Steve Lynch have plans for the three-building, 180,000sf campus on Hartwell Avenue in Lexington. This year, they’ve inked leases at 4 Hartwell Pl with Sekisui Diagnostics of 20,000sf and SynapDx of 10,000sf. “We intend to construct a fourth building of about 100,000sf,” he says. Elsewhere, King Street is bringing 733 Concord Ave in Fresh Tom Ragno shows plans for the campus expansion Pond to market, which Ragno says a tenant from Kendall that’s outgrown its has 42,000sf of lab space and a new building skin. He expects to attract space and is ready for a building of its own.

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Boston - Massachusetts Industrial LLC, through a REIT, secured $59 million in financing to buy the Condyne Industrial Portfolio, five buildings with 1.5 million sf located throughout the metro area. NorthMarq’s James Murphy arranged the acquisition and mezz loans. *** Southcoast Health System, a community healthcare provider that includes Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, secured $58 million in tax-exempt bond financing from MassDevelopment. The proceeds will be used to build a 60,000sf center for primary

and specialty care in Fairhaven, renovate the Atwood building at Charlton Hospital, and install FFE and upgrades to computer, electrical, and HVAC systems. *** WinnDevelopment secured $18 million in financing from MassHousing to buy the vacant former Worcester Vocational and Technical School where it will develop 84 units of mixed-income housing. The 1910 structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Once completed in fall ’14, it will be Voke Lofts, designed by The Architectural Team and built by Dellbrook Construction.

Drew Tops Off Waterside Place

Boston - The Drew Co recently topped off on Waterside Place, its 350,000sf mixed-use project at Congress and D Street, adjacent to the convention center. The 236-unit apartment development is currently in progress. The Drew Co. was a pioneer in developing on the waterfront, but now it’s one of many players in the rapidly changing Innovation District. The 236-unit apartment development in progress

Education First Tops Out New HQ Architect Gert Wingårdh

North Point, MA - Education First (EF) recently held a topping out for its new $125 million, 300,000sf headquarters in North Point, that straddles Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston. EF’s new headquarters, designed by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh, features a geometric glazed waterfall that slices through the façade, a reference to the nearby Charles River. The for-profit Swedish education, language, and travel firm is expanding from its current Education First new headquarters 250,000sf building nearby. tractor Skanska USA EVP Paul Hewins, On hand were EF chief administrative officer Martha Doyle, con- and Cambridge officials.

Ground Broken at Mirbeau Inn Designed by Arrowstreet

Plymouth, MA - The Mirbeau Cos broke ground on the $21 million Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in Plymouth. The Inn at 35 Landmark Drive, designed by Arrowstreet, resembles a French country manor house and includes a 14,000sf spa, a fine dining restaurant, and wine bar/bistro.

KlingStubbins Science Facilities Projects

Boston - Biznow recently published some interesting facts from a chat with Chris Leary, principal at KlingStubbins. Apparently there’s a tremendous demand for Cambridge life science facilities. KlingStubbins is designing a 260ksf lab/office building for Forest City. The building at 300 Mass Ave. has been leased by Millennium Pharmaceuticals.

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For BioMed, KlingStubbins is fitting-out space for three tenants at the Fresh Pond Research Park. For Skanska, it’s designing the interior for Foundation Medicine’s labs at 150 Second St. Leary’s team also is designing the interior fit-out for Lab Central, an incubator space for startups.

Barry’s Corner wins Approval

Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Building 200 Architect: Jacobs


Boston--Harvard University and Samuels & Associates won city approval for a $150 million mixed-use project in Allston at Barry’s Corner, which will refashion a parcel adjacent to the Business School where public housing sat

for decades. The 350,000sf development will include: 325 apartments, 45,000sf of retail space, and 221 parking spaces. 60% of the units will be studios and one-bedrooms, and 40% will be two and three-bedrooms.

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Millennium Tower to Start Soon

Erland Begins University Project Designed by Symmes Maini & McKee

Boston - Construction will start soon on the $630 million Millennium Tower/Burnham Building complex in Downtown Crossing being developed by Millennium Partners, now that Arnold Worldwide and Havas Media have agreed to lease 125,000sf and become the anchor tenant. By September 2014, Arnold and Havas will move into the historic former Filene’s store, the only Boston building that Daniel Burnham designed.

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Sullivan Courthouse Project

Leggat McCall Properties won a favorable reception from Cambridge residents for its revised $200 million plan to redevelop the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse on Third Street into 460,000sf of offices, 24 housing units, 15,000sf of retail, and 120 parking spaces.

The project team includes: architect Elkus Manfredi, construction firm John Moriarity & Associates, landscape architect Carol R. Johnson Associates, and engineer McNamara/Salvia. Construction, slated to start early 2014, will be completed by the end of 2015.

Squibb Plans Addition

Ft. Devens, MA - Bristol-Myers Squibb’s $750 million manufacturing plant in Ft. Devens—the pharmaceutical company’s newest, biggest, biologics facility and the largest capital investment in its history—is getting a 210ksf, $250 million addition. Two years of construction will start this fall. BMS is doubling down on its invest-

ment here to accelerate the launch of new biologics therapies, an increasingly important part of the company’s pipeline, according to BMS spokesman John Patella. The new project consists of a 110,000sf plant for pilot production of therapies used just before the company is ready to ramp up to commercial production on them and a 100,000sf plant to produce therapies for clinical trials.

McCarthy Dining Hall under construction Burlington, MA – Erland Construction has been awarded preconstruction and construction services for the expansion and renovation of the dining facilities within the McCarthy Center at Framingham State University. Teaming with designer Symmes Maini & McKee Associates of Cambridge, the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, and owner’s representative Commercial Construction Consulting of Boston, Erland will perform this work over the summer of 2013.

The 5,500sf addition will significantly expand seating for Framingham State University’s existing dining facilities, adding approximately 200 new seats. When completed, the school plans to utilize this new space for functions and large gatherings, as well as for student dining. Erland will also be installing some new equipment within the existing kitchen and providing additional kitchen food preparation and storage areas.

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Margulies Perruzzi Architects Marks 25th Anniversary Donates to Heading Home

MPA’s 25th anniversary gala. Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a black tie gala at the Citi Wang Theatre on April 20. The firm marked its


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A&M Completes Hathorne Hill

Danvers, MA - Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) recently completed work on the Hathorne Hill Care and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers that provides short-term rehabilitation services along with residential senior care. The center is a 72,000sf facility that features three distinct “neighborhoods” that accommodate up to 40 patients each. The neighHathorne Hill Care & Rehabilitation site plan borhood settings showcase Notable elements incorporated into home-like amenities such as fireplaces, with access to outdoor spaces the site design include two enclosed garden areas connected to the building, which and attractive courtyard settings. A&M became involved early in the provide secure outdoor access for the resiplanning stages and provided schematic dents. Landscape design features include site design for a zoning variance applica- plantings, paver patios for gatherings, a tion to the Danvers Zoning Board of Ap- pergola, and sitting areas. A comprehenpeals. The proposed development exceed- sive lighting plan was developed with use ed the allowable floor area ratio (FAR) and of decorative lamps and bollard lights. The required a variance to proceed. Once the parking was bifurcated into a 30-space visvariance had been issued, A&M provided itor parking area in the front and a 70-space civil site design and landscape architec- employee parking area in the rear. The site tural services as part of the site plan ap- presented grading challenges due to the proval and community impact assessment. steep grades, the presence of unsuitable The project also required a MEPA Notice material from the previous use, and areas of contaminated soil. A&M addressed the of Project Change. During the construction phase, A&M grading issues early in the planning of the provided construction documents and con- development with multiple cut and fill scestruction administration services, such as narios, resulting in a site design that minishop drawing review, review of change or- mized export of unsuitable material and ders, payment requests, and cost estimates. avoided contaminated soil.

SMOOK Completes Medical Bldg.

Dedham, MA SMOOK Architecture & Urban Design, Inc. has completed a 22,000sf medical office building for Visions HealthCare in Dedham. The state-of-the-art facility is for the practice of functional medicine, which utilized, Eastern and Western medical philosophies to treat the root cause of disease and illness. In the future, the privately held company envisions a total of 50 facilities and a 200-acre

Visions HealthCare center sustainable campus for treatment and learning of its holistic approach to medicine.

Kaplan Renovates RANI Steffian Bradley Architects

Boston - Kaplan Construction announced that it is renovating the 4,100sf office of Radiology Associates of Norwood, Inc. (RANI), a private imaging practice focused on women’s health and general radiology services. Located within the Guild Medical Office Building at Norwood Hospital, RANI will remain operational throughout construction. Working with Steffian Bradley Architects and the consulting engineers, Kaplan provided preconstruction budgeting, phasing, and scheduling in-

put to minimize the impact of construction on patients and staff. The three-phase renovation will focus on updating the facility to comply with regulatory standards for handicap accessibility and the department of public health outpatient diagnostic facilities guidelines. This includes the installation of state-of-the-art digital tomography, making RANI the first facility to provide the service in the Norwood area. Construction is expected to be complete in August 2013.


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Cutler Completes Oriol Center

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Holden, MA –Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held recently at the new 36,000sf medical office building in Holden built by Cutler Associates, of Worcester, for Oriol Health Care. Margulies Perruzzi Architects designed the three-story, multi-tenant Holden Health Building for Oriol Health Care, a family-owned and operated healthcare organization and its primary tenant, Reliant Medical Group. MPA provided interior architecture and healthcare design services for Reliant’s 17,700sf tenant fit-out. Reliant Medical Group, an affiliate of Atrius Health, is an independent group of physicians with more than 250 doctors and 1,700 employees located at more than 20 practice sites throughout central Massachusetts. Reliant relocated its existing Holden Family Practice on Shrewsbury Street and its optical center on Main Street

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Scarborough, ME - AlliedCook Construction has been selected as construction manager for Casa’s new intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) replacement facility in Scarborough. Casa provides 24-hour nursing services, habilitative therapies and training, and personal support. The new ICF/IID will be constructed adjacent to the existing facility located at 148 Gorham Road in Scarborough. The 15,760sf, one-story, wood-framed building will provide private and semi-private rooms totaling 16 beds for children and adults with developmental disabilities and medical needs. The state-of-the-art facility will also include a central nurses’ station, a treatment room, a therapy P.T. gym, and a therapy pool.

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How to Publicize a Project: Media Relations Part 1

by Michele Spiewak Your firm has worked hard to pitch, win, and finally complete the project. Now that it’s done, you want the world to know that the design, construction or installation was yours. How should you do it? Follow these pointers to think like a public relations profesMichele Spiewak sional and use media relations tools like press releases and editorial opportunities to publicize your project. Media relations, when combined with advertising, gives the most bang for your buck, and provides credibility and third-party validation from objective editors. Before you get started though, outline your goals and objectives for media outreach and be both general and specific. A clear goal is to garner coverage for your firm and your project, but decide where you will focus your energies. A favorite monthly vertical? The national business press? You’ll find it helpful in developing your media strategy and tactical activities, as well as evaluating success later on. With public relations, it’s important to know whom you’re trying to reach (i.e., your target audience). Define your target audience and understand what motivates them. Your target audience may include

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your firm’s role on the project, and try to include a client quote as testimonial. Distribute the press release to your media targets via email, aiming for mid-week days when editors’ inboxes are less full and more likely to be read. In addition, and research editorial calendars for your target publications and highlight your project news as a fit for the publication’s upcoming article. Offer a designer and project team member as a resource for more information. Most monthly magazines work two to four months ahead of the publication date, so be sure to leave yourself enough time to contact the editor and work the opportunity.

Your firm may not have completed the project on its own, and it doesn’t have to approach public relations on its own either. In fact, other project team members may want to receive recognition for their role as well. So share the love, work together with the key players on the project to create a mutually beneficial media strategy. Draft a joint press release and divvy up the editorial opportunities. The collective effort will broaden your media outreach of the project and will increase your chances of PR success. Michele Spiewak is account director at Rhino Public Relations

Coull Sponsors Boys and Girls Club Maynard, MA - JM Coull, Inc. recently became a sponsor for the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley and has established a committee of five employees who will actively participate in events for the club throughout the year. Plans are to replace all doors to the building, clean the floors and gym surface, and install safety pads on the gym walls with the partnership and generosity of MRS Cleaning, R&E Plate Glass, and Doors Unlimited. JM Coull celebrated National Boys and Girls Club Week in April with the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet. The

company sponsored activities, providing drinks, snacks, and an inflatable obstacle course, and employees visited the club to participate in basketball games, arts and crafts, and other various activities. In addition to the Boys and Girls Club, that annually serves over 1,000 young people across the communities, JM Coull is involved in OARS for the Assabet Sudbury & Concord River, Maynard Police Children’s Safety Program, and Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc.

Don’t miss the annual focus on healthcare facilities in the next issue of High-Profile Monthly! You are invited to participate in the June issue with news of your healthcare project and/or advertise your services. We urge you to act now to suggest a story or reserve your space. Materials Deadline: May 22.

Why keep a low profile? June also includes our regular monthly sections: • Educational Facilities • Healthcare Facilities • Multi Residential • Green News • Renovation and Restoration • Award Winners • Upfront • People • Calendar ...and more.

High-Profile Monthly features healthcare facilities news in every issue. June is the special annual focus where we devote extra space to the unique needs and concerns of designing and building for the healthcare environment. Baystate Medical Center photo courtesy Suffolk Construction.


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J.M. Elec Opens Training Facility

Saugus, MA – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc. (JME) of Lynnfield announced the opening of the J.M. Electrical Training Center in Saugus. The training facility is designed to enable the company to provide employees with in-depth training for building automation system and control instrumentation wiring. J.M. Electrical’s crew of Local 103 electricians provided complete fit-out for

the two-story, three-level training center in 2012. The building houses a state-of-theart, 40-person classroom on the first floor. The second floor is designed as a workshop environment, equipped with over a dozen workbenches, control panels, and plywood/peg board backing for equipment mounting and installation. Rounding out the training center is a pipe-bending and installation facility, located on the basement level.

Construction Jobs Rise

Arlington,VA - Construction industry employment climbed for the 10th consecutive month in March, as the sector added 18,000 jobs and surpassed 5.8 million employees for the first time since September 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the As-

sociated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials cautioned that the industry may soon experience both layoffs for some skilled trades and shortages of others, unless policy makers boost infrastructure investment and allow importation of needed workers.

Picerne Renamed Corvias

East Greenwich, RI - Corvias Group, a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group, announced that its military housing division will now be called Corvias Military Living, advancing a corporate rebranding that began in July 2012 with the introduction of the company’s new student housing division, Corvias Campus Living. The switch from Picerne Military Housing to Corvias Military Living will help Corvias Group reinforce its brand by unifying the names of the established,

award-winning, military housing division with that of the new student housing division under the parent company name. “Our name is changing, but our leadership, partnership, and innovation will not,” said John Picerne, founder and CEO of Corvias Group. “For us, providing our service members and their families with improved housing is more than a job; it’s a vocation.” The brand transition, including the introduction of all new signage, is expected to take approximately one year to 18 months to complete.

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Nauset Completes Apartments Designed by TAT

Cambridge, MA – Nauset Construction announced the completion of 21-apartment units at the Holmes Building in the heart of the vibrant Cambridge neighborhood of Central Square for owner, Central Square LLC. The $3.5 million fast-track project entailed converting 28,000sf of former office space into residences as well as interior and exterior renovations at the heavily trafficked sevenstory residential/retail building. Designed by The Architectural Team (TAT), the space also includes a new gym, conference center, and laundry facilities at the center of the newly constructed units. The 21 one-and-two bedroom units offer spacious rooms and feature well-appointed kitchens featuring high-end wood cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and stone tile floors. Living rooms boast hardwood floors and large windows with spectacular city


Living room views. The limited exterior wall perimeter and large floor plate required unique design solutions. The tall ceiling height allowed the bedrooms to be placed to the interior of these deep units with transoms that let in borrowed light from the living rooms and kitchens. The scope of work involved the installation of new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; the removal of an existing elevator; and construction of several resident amenities including the aforementioned fitness room, conference room, storage area, and laundry room. Roof deck plazas were also constructed for three residential units, providing picturesque views of Cambridge. Exterior work included a complete window replacement on the second floor that met the requirements of the Cambridge Historical Commission.

JACA to Design Cancer Center Constructed by BOND

Needham, MA - JACA Architects, an architectural firm which specializes solely on healthcare build and design, was awarded the design of the new, state-ofthe-art cancer center for the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham campus. Designed by JACA and constructed by BOND Brothers, this three-story, 30,000sf building will fulfill the demand for high quality Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and cancer care and surgery center in Surgical Pavilion construction site the western suburbs of Boston. ham’s former administration building, The center will include radiation on- which was ceremoniously demolished recology and hematology oncology services cently. In addition to the building, a new and is slated to open in the spring of 2014. parking area is being built, where parking The building being constructed will will continue to be free for all patients and be located on the footprint of BID-Need- visitors.

Berkeley Completes Fenway Project

Boston - Berkeley Building Company recently completed a number of projects for the Boston Red Sox, including a custom built bar assembly for the Absolut Bar at Fenway Park. The main bar is 24-feet long with recessed panels on the front and side elevations with a 3 cm stone top, while the back bar is 18-feet long and 10-feet tall. Included are a stainless steel foot rail and tip rail and integral lighting. The bar was preassembled, dismantled, and then reassembled on-site over the course of three days.

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High-Profile: Educational Facilities News

New Residences Under Way

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Recently completed St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School Watertown, MA - J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) of Quincy recently completed a two story addition to St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School in Watertown. The new building was designed by SMMA. Careful upfront planning, communication, and teamwork were the keys to the successful completion of this fast track project. Before a shovel even hit the

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JMB Takes Training to Penn.

Raymond, NH - Employees of Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors (JMB) recently traveled to Guys Mills, Penn. to instruct and assist Frameworx General Contracting, LLC, a new contractor start-up, in the installation of a 22,000sf pre-engineered steel building. JMB personnel taking part in the

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North Andover, MA - Construction is under way for new student residences on the campus of Merrimack College. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the project, which includes the design and construction of five townhouse style student residences. Trident Project Advantage Group of Salem, N.H. is the project manager for Merrimack College. The five new student residences will house approximately 350 students and are designed as suites. Each building will provide two units to house resident assistants. The threestory townhouse design offers student housing on all three floors, and two of the buildings will have a community room

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In Zurich, Taking A Second Look at Rational Design

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student centers, which take on more sculptural and expressive forms, giving a sense of hierarchy to the place. Secondly, the narrow rectangular blocks belie a surprising generosity of planning upon closer inspection. The buildings are narrow to allow natural light into all of the habitable spaces (by law in Switzerland) and have overscaled, 10-12 feet wide corridors with stone floors. These corridors terminate in windows, and are filled with light and view. From a scientific standpoint, they facilitate the movement of large equipment and provide a virtually indestructible and resilient pathway. The corridors The Science City at ETH Zurich would likely get poor reviews are flanked by linear from the American public that has grown to dislike the funshafts that carry all the damental principles of modern architecture, but it is worth a necessary air, power, second look. and piped services to precast concrete, terrazzo, or stone. They each of the spaces, lending an impression of infinite flexibility. The encourage use and tend to limit elevator fire stairs are massively wide and built of traffic.

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Georgetown U Project Gets Gold

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Springfield, MA – The Center for EcoTechnology (CET), a local nonprofit organization, celebrated the installation of a 140 kilowatt solar panel system at its used and surplus building material store, EcoBuilding Bargains, on Earth Day in April. The solar installation is the final step in a deep energy retrofit of the EcoBuilding Bargains building at 83 Warwick Street, begun in 2011. “We are pleased to celebrate the conclusion of this project,” said John Majercak, executive director. “This building provides a

visible example of what you can do to an older building to make it green and stands as a resource for the city, offering local residents and businesses a place to get green information and products.” The solar system is projected to produce over 156,800 kWh of electricity a year—over 95% of the store’s electric demand. The Center for EcoTechnology partnered with Solect, a full service photovoltaic (PV) project developer based in Hopkinton, and Duro-Last Roofing on the installation.

Siemon Conservationist of the Year

Watertown, CT - Siemon, a global network infrastructure specialist headquartered in Watertown, announced that the company was recently named Conservationist of the Year by Moose Mountain Regional Greenways (MMRG), a grassroots nonprofit organization committed to land conservation and education outreach in the Moose Mountains region of New Hampshire. Siemon has a long history of progressive environment action and the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust’s award-winning 3,000-acre Branch Hill Farm located in Milton Mills and Wakefield, N.H. Cynthia Wyatt, daughter of Carl Siemon, was a founding member of MMRG and is now the vice chair. Over the years, she has donated sustaining funds and allowed the organization to use the Branch Hill Farm for many events. Today, Siemon provides matching funds for the Woods, Water, and Wildlife Festival, MMRG’s largest fundraiser, With Zero-Landfill status, a negative carbon footprint across its entire global operations, 99% recycling or re-

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use of all waste material, lean solar energy at its manufacturing facility that provides a yearly greenhouse gas reduction of 373,000 lbs, and several other ongoing initiatives, Siemon is highly committed to protecting and preserving the environment. CK Siemon, part owner and president of Siemon Global Project Services Division, and Tom Costello, CFO, accepted the award at the MMRG’s annual meeting in February 2013.

May, 2013


High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Why Insulate?

by Jack Lister The considerations have not changed, but perhaps their importance has. Is your current insulation designed for the 1940s or for the 21st century? A reduction in energy consumption means less fossil fuel is being burned to produce energy.The result is a reduction in the amount of greenJack Lister house gases emitted into the atmosphere. These gases have been directly linked to global warming and pollution. This benefit is not being considered in many applications. Why not? Many people do not relate the reduction of energy consumption to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. By reducing greenhouse emissions, you are increasing carbon credits. Reducing energy,reducing emissions,and increasing the availability of carbon credits:What a great win-win for you and the environment! Insulation can be a

Fire Station Receives LEED Gold

major component of employing sustainable design technology. Whether you are pursuing certification or just want to start thinking “green,” insulation systems–both individually or in combination with other building or equipment designs options–can be vital to accomplishing your objectives. Environmental stewardship is not new, but it is no longer just an option. The economic case to build “green” is no longer the challenge it once was,and the potential of “green” buildings being mandated in many industry segments is real. Some evidence suggests that current planning, design, installation, and maintenance of mechanical insulation should be a major consideration in all sustainable design initiatives. Also insulation is a technology that can provide unrivaled rates of return on investment (ROI) and improve life cycle costs. Yet despite the overwhelming proof, Bryan Page, Page Photography insulation is often not considered from an Fire Station No. 5 in East Hartford ROI perspective. Fire Station No. 5 features a geoHamden, CT - Silver / Petrucelli + Jack Lister is a business agent at thermal closed loop system to reduce enAssociates announced that Fire Station No. Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers ergy costs, solar panels to generate elec5 in East Hartford has received LEED Gold Local 6. certification from the US Green Building tricity and hot water, and use of pre- and Council (USGBC), making it the first fire post-consumer recycled building materials. station in Connecticut to achieve such a Lighting systems implement occupancy designation. It is also the first LEED Gold sensors and daylight controls to reduce electrical costs and the station manages onstep in a deep energy retrofit of the Eco- project for the firm. site drainage and recycles a portion of rainThe $5.6 million, 15,000sf station Building Bargains building at 83 Warwick water for reuse to wash the vehicles. opened in September 2011. Achieving Street, begun in 2011. LEED Gold certification required many Rain gardens capture on-site drainThe Center partnered with Solect, a sustainable design strategies that garnered age and recharge the aquifers, along with full service photovoltaic (PV) project dethe project 62 points and earned it the third landscaping that will not require irrigation. veloper based in Hopkinton, MA and Durohighest designation from the USGBC. Last Roofing on the installation.

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High-Profile: Awards

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and Planners; Vanesse Hangen Brustlin; Yeaton Associates; CPB and Associates; Foley Buhl Roberts and Associates; J&M Lighting Design; SW Cole Geotechnical Engineers; and Hampton Beach Area Commission. Honorable Mention The Friendly Kitchen, Concord - The Friendly Kitchen, owner; Warrenstreet Architects; Cobb Hill Construction; Nobis Engineering; TF Moran; Yeaton Associates; Northeast Food Services Equipment and Supply; Richard Uchida, Esq.; and Joseph St. Pierre Photography. Honorable Mention Building on Hope – Manchester Girls Incorporated Facility - all work was done by volunteers – and completed in two weeks.

Windover Partners with Dewing Schmid Kearns

Manchester, MA -Windover Construction announced that the Villages at Edgewood, a residential community built in partnership with Dewing Schmid Kearns, Architects + Planners, has recently been honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with a Gold in the best of 2013 50+ Housing Awards. Located in North Andover, the Villages at Edgewood is a continuing care retirement community made up of 24 single family residences. The homes are nestled

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Spaceworks Completes Projects

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Tewksbury, MA - Radio Mobile Access continues its expansion at Ames Pond Corporate Center in Tewksbury with turnkey solutions for construction managed by developer Leggat McCall Properties. Initially, the project was constructed as “spec” space to allow for flexibility with prospective tenants. Spaceworks Architectural Interiors of Boston provided a 100%

Conference room 100% was incorporated into the new installation, with new product incorporated for the expansion. Spaceworks worked with team members Dacon as the general contractor and Spagnolo Gisness as the architect to complete the project. Spaceworks Architectural Interiors also recently completed small projects for two organizations that View of interior room constructed with pre-fin- demonstrate the value of its approach ished and reusable drywall when confronting the need to complete small projects quickly. reusable and reconfigurable solution. The Spaceworks completed an office for project included a full complement of Charles River Associates in Ashland with Spaceworks’ interior products: reusable less than a week leadtime, and in one mornprefinished drywall, glass sidelights, doors, ing’s onsite installation. The pre-finished frames, and hardware, and raised access drywall and preordered glass allowed for a floors. Now, with continued expansion, the simple, affordable office to be constructed, model proves its worth. before lunchtime. A second recent small In this latest reconfiguration and ex- project in Hartford, Conn. was planned, pansion, none of the originally installed ordered, installed, and occupied in under a product was demolished or disposed of week.

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Washington, DC - R. G. Vanderweil Engineers LLP, a Boston-based, full-service engineering firm, recently completed the renovation and modernization of the historic Mary E. Switzer Building, currently occupied by the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as several other government tenants. Vanderweil collaborated with local architectural firm HNTB Corporation for the renovations of this 1939 building that included the reconstruction and restoration to the exterior area of the site, in addition to the installation of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/ FP) systems throughout. The $120 million renovation of the 70,000sf office building was completed in two phases, allowing the building to remain partially occupied and functional during construction. As part of the new mechanical de-

sign, the existing 3,600-ton chiller plant was reconfigured to deliver consistent year-round chilled water to both the Mary E. Switzer Building and the neighboring Cohen Building. Primary/secondary pumping and modern controls allowed the renovated plant to operate efficiently, even under “low-load” conditions. The Mary E. Switzer Building was designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. Some of the sustainable design features include: a newly implemented rainwater collection and reuse system utilized throughout the building for toilet flushing water, a 128 kW roof-mounted photovoltaic system, a daylighting control/dimming system throughout, a central plant geothermal chiller/heater to supplement the GSA steam and central chilled water plant along with a new state-of-the-art direct digital control system to control all of the main mechanical systems.

Hartford, CT - BL Companies announced that the company has expanded its Hartford office to accommodate its growth in Connecticut and the northeast region. Located at 150 Trumbull Street in the heart of the downtown area, the enlarged office space accommodates over 40 employees. “This expansion has been planned as part of our overall regional growth strategy,” noted Derek Kohl, PE, director of engineering for BL’s Northeast region. “We have already realized a large amount of that growth in our work with the City

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

PWC-CT Honors Shelby

“Entrepreneur of the Year” by Hartford, CT - Susan R. New England Women in Real Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, received Estate (NEWiRE) and a Fellow the fourth annual “Women on the of the Society for Marketing Rise” Award from Professional Professional Services (SMPS). Women in Construction, ConShe currently serves on the necticut Chapter (PWC-CT) at a board of directors of NEWiRE program on April 2. and leads the communications “Women on the Rise” Award committee. honors exceptional women in the Shelby is a past president A/E/C industry who are recogSusan Shelby of SMPS Boston Chapter, and nized by their colleagues, mentors, and peers as future leaders in the former board member of the Publicity Club industry. The award is sponsored by PWC- of New England. In addition, she is presiCT, an organization committed to advanc- dent of the board of directors of the Franking professional and entrepreneurial op- lin Square House Foundation, and was portunities for women in construction and named one of the “Top 10 PR Specialists” related industries. by Women’s Business Boston two years in With more than 20 years of experi- a row. ence in sales, marketing, and public relaKelly Cohane, corporate marketing tions, Susan Shelby founded Rhino Public manager at GEI Consultants, Inc. and a Relations in 2004 to bring a higher level longtime Rhino PR client, nominated Shelof public relations to the professional ser- by for the PWC-CT “Women on the Rise” vices industry. In 2012, Shelby was named Award.

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Consigli Named No. 1

Hartford, CT – Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has been named the No. 1 large-sized company in the “Best Places to Work in Connecticut” survey sponsored by the Hartford Business Journal. The honor recognizes achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination J. Fiereck Photography of employee satisfaction, working conl-r: Stuart Herskowitz, Hooker and Holcombe; ditions, and company culture. Consigli Mary Jones, WDRC; Michael Walker, Consigli was one of 30 companies recognized Construction, “Best Places to Work in Confor going well beyond the bottom line necticut” award winner; Peter Burke, ”Best to create unique work environments Companies” group. that are welcoming to their employees and families. work environments in the state,” said Mi“We are very proud and excited to be chael Walker, area manager for Consigli’s ranked No. 1 among the best and bright- Connecticut operations. est organizations with the most positive

Projects Awarded to Diggs

Hartford, CT - Diggs Construction, LLC of Hartford recently has been awarded several projects in Connecticut. In Westbrook, Diggs was awarded to serve as general contractor for the construction of a new Westbrook Public Works facility that will include a pre-engineered vehicle maintenance building with office space. This 51,000sf project has a total construction cost of $1.27 million. Diggs will serve as general contractor for the, $696,500 interior renovation of an existing dormitory at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic. Renovations to Occum Hall will include demolition and replacement of kitchen cabinets

and appliances, removal of carpeting in living rooms, and installation of new resilient tile. Kyma Harrison will serve as the project manager for this project. In Windsor Locks, Diggs will provide general contracting services for the single-story new security building at Bradley International Airport. This $1.81 million project will consist of detention areas, locker rooms, and bullet-proof windows. Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC, selected Diggs Construction to serve as general contractor for the 66,000sf interior remodel project at its Southbury location. The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2013.

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May, 2013


High-Profile Focus: Multi-Residential/Senior Living

Maxwell’s Green Celebrates Opening

Somerville, MA - Maxwell’s Green celebrated the opening of its public green and the completion of the innovative, ecofriendly residential development with a “Spring on the Green” event on May 9th. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, local businesses, and residents gathered for an evening outdoors featuring live music and local food truck favorites. Maxwell’s Green, a new

Corvias Begins Apt Community

Maxwell’s Green interior view

residential development, offers an, ecofriendly lifestyle with a variety of amenities – including an on-site yoga studio, fitness center, club suite, community chef’s kitchen, social networking lounge, and roof deck. The 184 LEED Certified and Certifiable units include studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats, some including dens, and three-bedroom townhomes. “We are thrilled to announce the opening of the public green space and the completion of the Maxwell’s Green development,” said developer Kyle Warwick of Gate Residential. “Maxwell’s Green is a vibrant community with cutting edge amenities set in an ideal location with easy access to the greater Boston area,” said developer Darin Samaraweera of KSS Realty Partners. “It’s a model for eco-friendly development, and we’re proud that we’ve been able to create a public realm that the entire community will be able to enjoy.”

Randolph Pointe

Fort Bragg, NC - Corvias Military Living announced that construction has begun on Phase 2 of the Randolph Pointe apartment community at Fort Bragg. The expansion, to be built and managed by Corvias Military Living, will add 120 new one- and two-bedroom apartments

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in five three-story buildings. The Phase 2 apartment homes will accommodate an additional 198 bedrooms. Once complete, the Randolph Pointe community will feature 702 total bedrooms in 18 buildings. Similar pilot housing initiatives have been tested at Forts Drum, Irwin, Stewart, and Bliss. The success of Phase 1 led to Randolph Pointe being the first project of the original pilot program to expand due to Corvias’ ability to develop the project without any new government funding. Randolph Pointe provides modern on post apartments for senior service members who are either single or geographically separated from family members. These apartments provide a quality of living for senior service members that was previously only available off post.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Milestone Completes Office Addition What is Subcontractor Default Insurance?

Stratham, NH - Milestone Engineering and Construction, Inc. of Concord recently completed construction of a 40,000sf office addition and 25,000sf of office and cafeteria renovations in Stratham. Design was by Bruce Hamilton, Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects of New Ipswich.

Recently completed office renovation Photo by John Gauvin of Studio One

Whitney-Veigas Completes Project

Providence, RI — Whitney-Veigas recently completed a design-build signage and wayfinding project for the new Tockwotton on the Waterfront in East Providence. Whitney Veigas designs, supplies, and installs interior and exterior architectural signage for academic, institutional, and corporate facilities. When the Tockwotton Home decided to become “Tockwotton on the Waterfront” and move to a larger building, they knew that good signs would be a critical element in their new facility. The architect, DiMella Shaffer, referred them to Whitney Veigas Architectural Products, of Needham, Mass., to design, procure, and install signs for the new 156-bed facility. For the interior signs, Whitney Veigas used a standardized sign system, Identia, for economy and for ease of future replacements. Many of the standard sign plaques were enhanced by mounting them on extended cherrywood backers that

Many plaques were mounted on cherrywood backers.

matched the wood paneling used throughout the interiors. These wood backers included laser engraving of a wetlands motif logo that gives the appearance of charred wood. The lettering on the signs was 10% larger than code required, to accommodate senior viewers.


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

Norwood High School main entrance

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

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by Jessica L. Papazian-Ross, Esq. Zurich North American sells Subcontractor Default Insurance policies under the product name Subguard. When people are referring to such insurance, they often call it a “Subguard policy.” Subguard provides first party insurance coverage to general contractors to provide insurance coverage to indemnify general contractor for direct and indirect costs associated with a default of perforJessica Papazian-Ross mance by subcontractor on a project. Subguard policies cover costs of correcting defective or nonconforming work and payment to third parties as well as delay costs, liquidated damages and extended overhead, and other such expenses associated with the default of performance by a subcontractor on a project. To even qualify for a Subguard policy, a general contractor has to have substantial assets. Subguard policies are generally written on an occurrence basis. With a Subguard policy, the need for subcontractors’ performance and payment bond is eliminated. With a Subguard policy, there is a prequalification process that applies wherein subcontractors’ financial information and project histories are evaluated, and typically a general contractor is going to hire a sub that the general contractor has experience with and has the financial ability to complete the work, which eliminates new subs being hired on such projects. The disadvantage of this is that the owner will typically be paying more for the project because the subcontracts are limited as to the bids as the entity has to pass the prequalification standards. A Subguard insurance policy does not cover third-party claims. It is first-party coverage only, and the insured is the general contractor. The advantages of Subguard are that if there is a default by a subcontractor, the general contractor can step in and perform the work and provide Subguard with a 30day written notice. The general contractor will then present proof of loss, and Subguard will indemnify the general contractor within 30 days of receiving the proof of loss as long as the proper documentation is presented to support the claim. Under a Subguard policy, once the subcontractor is in default, the subcontractor cannot con-

tinue working on the project. This is usually governed by a covenant and warranty stated in the policy. A payment bond typically applies coverage for one year after a project is substantially completed on a private job and under the Subguard policy, it provides coverage for latent defects caused by a defaulting contractor for 10 years after substantial completion. A Subguard policy will pay to remedy liens and to correct defective work of the contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Subguard policies do not cover claims for bodily injury or claims related to material breach of warranties. The typical cost of a Subguard policy is 1.33% of the subcontract amounts. The Subcontractor Default Insurance (“SDI”) or Subguard policy is not a substitute for a payment bond if the general contractor becomes insolvent or refuses to pay subcontractors/suppliers on a project. The SDI policy reimburses the general contractor for payments made as a result of subcontractor’s default on the project. Only a general contractor can make a claim under a Subguard policy. Thus, for the SDI policy to apply, the general contractor must perform the subcontractor’s work upon default or pay a sub-subcontractor and/or supplier for monies owed from the defaulting subcontractor. Two scenarios typically govern. The first scenario is when a general contractor needs the services of the supplier who was not paid for work on the project and/or the sub-subcontractor/supplier has filed a lien and the owner is forcing the general contractor to satisfy the lien under an indemnity provision in the contract between the general contractor and the owner. The Subguard policy does not protect the owner from default by the general contractor. If the general contractor defaults in performance of its contract, the indemnity provision between the parties will be in place but no insurance to cover the claim. If the default arose out of workmanship not covered by the general contractor’s general liability policy, there most likely will be a denial of coverage under the CGL policy. Thus, in order for an owner to protect itself against the insolvency of the general contractor, the owner should require the general contractor to obtain a payment and performance bond naming the owner as the obligee. Jessica L. Papazian-Ross, Esq. is an attorney with Visconti, Boren & Campbell Ltd.

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May, 2013


High-Profile: People

SelecTech Promotes Osborne

Acentech Welcomes Two

Cambridge, MA - Acentech Inc. recently welcomed Bianca Girazian and Fengru Huang to the firm’s Cambridge headquarters. Girazian joins the firm as marketing coordinator responsible for supporting Acentech’s marketing, communications, and proposal preparation activities. Previously, she was a management assistant and hotel front desk clerk at the Irving House at Girazian Huang Osborne Harvard where she was responsible for coordinating green operations with the gen- accounting activities. Prior to joining the eral manager and monitoring both internal firm, she worked as an accounting manager for Carol R. Johnson Associates, Inc., reand external marketing activities. Huang, in her new role as accounting sponsible for managing financial reporting, manager at Acentech, will be responsible cash management, budgeting, and tax planBedford, NH - Haley & Aldrich clients at a design-build con- for supervising all aspects of day-to-day ning. welcomes Nick Masci to the firm as a struction firm. Lean practitioner and vice president. At Haley & Aldrich, He will support the firm’s growing his primary focus will be on Lean consulting services practice, providing Lean facilitation Raymond, NH – The Jewett Metal and in this role, he will work with and consulting services, inBuildings & Steel Erectors (JMB) division clients within the built environment cluding the development of of Jewett Construction Co., Inc. (JCCI) anto increase their performance and standard service offerings nounced that Rob Secinaro has joined the generate enduring results by reducto support clients’ efforts as metals division as JMB project manager. ing waste in time, money, and effort. they seek to improve the way Secinaro has been a JCCI project Masci With more than 15 years of they build, operate, and manmanager since 2006, and will now oversee experience, Masci was a senior executive age their real estate assets. the division’s workload concurrent with the focused on healthcare and manufacturing work he continues to do for the parent company. Secinaro Morton His responsibilities at JMB include ect manager, has been promoted to the diprocurement of all resources, creating masvision’s new director of business developter job schedules, and controlling overall Boston - Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) firm announced the ment, turning his extensive experience and job costs. He will also be responsible for addition of Rob Mahoney as assistant vice president. He will industry contacts to project research and the coordination of the division’s numerous specialize in representing tenants, owners and investors in procurement. current and upcoming projects the leasing and sale of office, research and development, and Tom Morton, formerly JMB’s projindustrial space throughout the Route 495/Mass Pike market. Mahoney joins the firm after 13 years with Katz Media Testing & Inspection Soils, Concrete and Steel Construction where he served as vice president of sales. He worked as a branding partner, and was the top billing salesperson across all four Katz Radio Group divisions for four consecutive years. Mahoney Avon, MA -SelecTech, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative, recycled flooring products has recently promoted Daniela Osborne, to assistant director of operations. In her new position, she will be responsible for order scheduling, manufacturing coordination and freight coordination. She will also oversee sales order processing, invoicing and customer service Osborne has been employed at SelecTech for almost six years and previously held the position of office manager.

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Jewett Personnel Changes

Mahoney Joins JLL

Killgoar Named to CFMA Board

Braintree, MA - Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson, LLC (KAF) announced that Sean Killgoar, CPA, MST has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). In this role, Killgoar, a director with KAF, will assist in leading the organization that

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Two Join Williams Architects

New Haven, CT - Christopher Williams Architects LLC (CWA) announced the hiring of two new staff members. Jon Schlesinger has joined the firm as the director of marketing and brings more than 10 years of marketing experience in the AEC industry. Responsibilities Prior to joining CWA,

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Nitsch Announcements

Boston - Nitsch Engineering announced that director of planning Scott Turner, PE, AICP, LEED AP ND; green infrastructure planning project manager Nicole Holmes, PE, LEED AP BD+C; and civil engineering project manager Joshua Alston, PE, LEED AP BD+C, have all become new shareholders in the firm. In addition, chief engineer Sandra A. Brock, PE, CFM, LEED AP BD+C, has increased her ownership to the principal level. Nitsch Engineering, a civil and transportation engineering, land surveying, sustainable site consulting, planning, and GIS firm, now has 13 shareholders. The company remains a women-owned business enterprise (WBE). Turner has 20 years of experience and manages the firm’s sustainable site consulting and stormwater master planning practices. He is vice president of the Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners, participates in the American Planning Association’s Sustainability and Private Practice divisions, and is on the Urban Land Institute’s Urban Plan Steering Committee and Program Oversight Committee. During her 11-year career Holmes has developed an expertise in providing green infrastructure and stormwater master planning services for sustainable projects up and down the East Coast. Her project work focuses on designing creative stormwater management solutions that are integrated within landscapes and building systems to help address a number of ecological and water management goals. Alston has 18 years of experience in civil engineering, primarily in the areas of civil/site design and permitting. He works


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Godfroy Joins Sasaki

Watertown, MA - Sasaki recently welcomed Maggy Godfroy as director of professional resources. In this newly created role, she will provide a renewed focus on mentoring, professional development, training, and staffing across all levels of the firm. Godfroy brings with her over a decade of experience


reimagining the role of human resources in a design environment. Most recently, she was the human resource manager at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott. She also sits on the personnel committee at NuPath, Inc., a nonprofit that provides day services and residential options for disabled individuals.

Walmsley Retires From Nadeau

South Attleboro, MA - Nadeau Corporation Construction, Development, and Engineering, located in South Attleboro, said farewell to its long time controller, John Walmsley. After 15 years with Nadeau, and almost half Nadeau a century in the finance/ construction industry, Walmsley decided to retire from his role with the company. Under his guidance and

financial leadership, Nadeau C o r p o r a t i o n ’s project organization has exponentially improved and grown to where it is today. Mary Medeiros, will be his Walmsley replacement at the controller role and brings with her a wealth of experience.

Alpha Personnel Announcement

Somerville, MA - Alpha Weatherproofing Corp. announced that Michael McCormick is estimator/project manager. He has successfully served in roles as field mechanic and foreman with the firm. McCormick has nearly two decades of experience in the specialty construction industry, including years of

hands-on and supervisory experience in concrete restoration, masonry restoration, and liquid-applied membrane coatings. In his new role, he performs estimating, project management and oversight of the day-to-day operations of Alpha field crews.

May, 2013


Windover Promotions

Manchester, MA- Windover Construction announced three recent promotions. Hannah Ginley has been promoted to director of organizational development. She hasher over 15 years of administrative, marketing and human resources experience. Prior to joining Windover, she worked at the Harvard Business School as an administrative manager. Kevin Hansen has been promoted to director of estimating. Prior to joining the Windover team, he held positions at several of the largest commercial construction firms in the area including Suffolk Construction and Shawmut Design and Construction. Chris Koeplin was recently promoted to project executive. He has been with Windover since shortly after the company’s founding in 2005. He has a strong founda-

Hansen tion in property and project management, and estimating. In his new role, he will focus on the firm’s Florida portfolio as well as institutional projects throughout New England.

Hausmann Promoted

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Group One Hires Soo Hoo


South Boston, MA - In April, Christopher Madden joined Marr Scaffolding Company as sales representative for the shoring division, and Frank P. Campea, P.E., joined Marr Crane & Rigging as rigging manager. Madden Madden is a 20-year veteran of Harsco Infrastructure Americas, formerly Patent Construction Systems. He has held a variety of positions since 1993 including scaffold erector, branch safety coordinator, branch operations manager, and sales representative. He possesses a vast knowledge of the scaffold/shoring industry



and has successfully managed large scale projects for many years. Campea comes to Marr with over 16 years of experience in the construction and engineering industry. Most reCampea cently, he served as project manager with Industrial Power Contractors of East Boston, and prior to that, he was with Keystone Construction and Maintenance Services in Rowley, serving as project manager for a number of key projects. He began his career with Souza, True and Partners in Watertown, Mass. as Project Design Engineer.

Grenier Joins CCB

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She has more than 10 years of experience as an interior architect and designer working on residential and mixed-use developments, healthcare facilities, and higher-education buildings. Soo Hoo is a registered architect in Massachusetts and a certified LEED AP.

Elaine Personnel Announcements

Providence, RI – Andrew W. Hausmann, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been promoted by Vision 3 Architects to project manager. He is a core member of the education team and is currently working on the Bill’s House Dormitory renovation and addition at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington. He is also the lead designer of the new prototype branch banks for Coastway Community Bank.

New Hires at Marr

Boston—Group One Partners, Inc. has hired Elaine Soo Hoo, AIA, LEED AP, as project manager. With more than two decades of hospitality experience throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East, Soo Hoo has expertise in hotel planning and design for major hotel operators including The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons along with independent and privately owned hotels.

Westbrook, ME - CCB, supervisory experience to Inc. announced that Laurent his credit. His versatility and (Larry) E. Grenier has recently well-rounded experience been promoted to project manproved to be valuable assets ager for the Westbrook based, in the recent successful comwoman-owned construction pletion of three key projects firm. Responsibilities will for the 68 year old company: include project estimating, a historical renovation of a scheduling, purchasing, manlocal federal courthouse in agement/supervision, safety Portland, a major structural Grenier and administration. steel building expansion for a Grenier joined the CCB Team in shipyard in Bath, and a three year site 2001 as a project superintendent with services contract for a Bow, N.H. power over 14 years of ironworker trade and plant.

Boston - Elaine Construction announced the addition of Kris Leonard as director of preconstruction and estimating, and Jamie Audette as project manager. Mark Gallagher was promoted to project manager. Leonard will manage conceptual estimating through development of the GMP, procurement, and bidding phases of the project, additionally, he will manage the estimating team. He brings 18 years experience in the industry, joining the firm after serving as preconstruction manager at Walsh Brothers, Inc. Audette will serve clients in the institutional and corporate sectors, bringing 22 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. Prior to joining Elaine, he served as AVP, senior construction manager at Jones Lang LaSalle. Gallagher most recently served as

Leonard assistant project manager. He has served clients in the academic, healthcare, and corporate arenas, and is a key member of Elaine’s sustainability and virtual construction committees.



Warrenstreet Welcomes Proctor

Concord, NH - Doug Proctor recently became a member of Warrenstreet Architects’ employee-owned cooperative. He has been with Warrenstreet since 2004 and has more than 25 years experience. In order to be eligible to become a member it is necessary to have worked in a position for seven years and to have been employed with Warrenstreet for


three years. Proctor has played a key role as a project architect for more than nine years and has experience developing and managing educational, religious, assisted living, child care and institutional projects. He is a LEED Certified Practitioner.

Floyd Adds Three

Bedford, MA C.E. Floyd Company, a general contractor and construction manager with offices in Bedford, Mass. and Middletown, Conn., has expanded its firm by adding three new employees. Cardoos Ryan Cardoos has been hired in Bedford as project manager, bringing over 15 years of construction management experience. Prior to joining C.E. Floyd, Cardoos worked as a project manager at Suffolk Construction for 10 years, and most recently served as a project manager at J&J Contractors. He is currently managing a project at Lesley University in Cambridge.

Also joining the firm’s Bedford office is Joyce Lloyd, who has been hired as office assistant/receptionist. James Simon joins C.E. Floyd’s Middletown office Simon as director of Connecticut business development with over 30 years of construction and architecture industry experience. He was the owner/principal of his own architectural firm in Essex for 20 years, and has recently worked as a senior project manager at Giordano Construction Co., Inc. and Winstanley Construction Management.


May, 2013


High-Profile: Calendar ASPE Boston SF

IFMA Boston May 21 Children’s Hospital 1 Autumn Street Auditorium A (downstairs) Healthcare Council Program Impactful capital: A proven approach for identifying the facility investments, even those with higher first costs, that produce the most meaningful results. The goal of the program will be to demonstrate how financial decisions based on long-term value rather than initial cost are more beneficial to patient care and a healthcare organization’s financial stability. 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration & breakfast; 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Presentation; 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Q&A; 9:30 10:00 a.m. Networking To register: http://www.ifmaboston.org/ professional-development/calendar-ofevents/

Multifamily Housing Summit May 29 6 p.m. Event registration, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking. 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion 8 p.m. Networking Demand for rental housing is on the rise and projected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. Location, as always, remains a critical choice, and meeting increased resident expectations for what a rental community should provide is another factor to consider. What else do players in the multifamily housing market need to know to succeed in 2013 and beyond? Find out at Boston SF’s Multifamily Housing Summit 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Terry Egan at 781.466.9900 x206 or terry@ mishragroup.com.


June 7, Preservation Workshop At Naumkeag The Trustees of Reservations Naumkeag site, Stockbridge, Mass.9:30 a.m. Naumkeag, a national historic landmark, is undergoing a $2 million restoration of its iconic gardens. This is not an ordinary garden tour but rather presents a rare opportunity to study and observe a preservation project in situ. The program includes an on-site discussion of the restoration of the garden’s infrastructure, hardscape and plant material and explores current preservation topics. An optional tour of the mansion also will be available. For more information and the registrationform, contact Info@neldha.org.


May 22 - 5:30-7:30 p.m. 60 State Street, Boston Cocktails and Conversations NAIOP Mass. will hold an interactive, engaging panel discussion on the future of Boston’s waterfront with several of those responsible for making it happen. Signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served following the program. For more information: NAIOP Massachusetts events@naiopama.

Don’t Miss the 32nd Annual Steel Design Conference Worcester Polytechnic Institute June 5, 2013 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm This year the conference will offer presentations that will be of interest and benefit to engineers, architects, detailers and fabricators. These sessions will include presentations from:

Buro Happold Boston CBT Architects Donovan Hatem LLP McNamara/Salvia Inc. Consulting Engineers SidePlate Systems, Inc. Stantec Wexler Associates Structural Engineers Hosted By

For more information contact Cathy Flaherty at SFNE. (603) 766-7363 -- cflaherty@ssfne.org


May 15 American society of Professional Estimators membership meeting Courtyard Boston, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Mass 6-9 p.m. 11th Hour Bid Day Simulation What is a “Hard Bid”? Why do a Hard Bid Simulation? This program aims to simulate the last couple hours of this intense and sometimes hectic process – the “11th hour”! RSVP to Barbara Connolly @ bconnolly@ bondbrothers.com May 21 Hickory Hill Golf Course, 200 North Lowell Street, Methuen, Mass. American Society of Professional Estimators Boston, MA Chapter # 25 will hold its Annual Golf Tournament 8 - 9 a.m. registration, coffee, continental breakfast 9 a.m. Shotgun Start – Scramble. Following the golf tournament - dinner, awards, and raffle. All golf packages include cart, greens fees, continental breakfast, give– away bag, and dinner For information: http://aspegolf2013.eventbrite.com - June 19 Annual Boston Harbor Cruise Boarding time: 6 p.m. Cruise Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Boston Belle Charters, Inc, Marina Bay , Quincy, Mass. Members: $45, non-members: $55 Sign up and directions are available through Eventbrite: http://bostonaspecruise2013. eventbrite.com

SMPS Boston

May 16 Registration: 7:30 a.m. Event - 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Business Development for Principals and Project Managers In today’s ultra-competitive landscape, business development can’t be the sole responsibility of the firm’s BD and marketing professionals. Join us to learn the business development habits employed by successful principals and PMs to build more business for their firms. You will come away with fresh ideas and valuable tips to make your business development efforts more structured, productive, and fruitful. June 13 6-10:30 p.m. Omni Parker House, 60 School St, Boston Are you looking for an event that offers networking and the chance to improve your firm’s marketing efforts? Look no further - SMPS Boston’s Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards Gala is just the ticket! This year’s gala promises to be the hottest event of the season, so sign up now before it sells out. Registration closes on Monday, June 10 and there will be no walk-in registration. http://www.smpsboston.org/program/ event.php?event_id=306 or Email smpsboston@smpsboston.org

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July 21-24, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia Visit ashe.org/annual today to register for the 50th ASHE Annual Conference. Register before June 20, 2013 to receive the early-bird rate!


Join us in celebrating the health care facility management profession at the 50th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition. For 50 years, you’ve transformed health care facilities with your innovation and expertise. Now is your opportunity to gain the knowledge and tools to achieve excellence for your facility in decades to follow. The 50th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition is the trusted industry event for health care facility management professionals. At the 50th ASHE Annual Conference, you will receive high-quality education with our 40 peer-reviewed concurrent sessions and our expert lineup of industry presenters. Learn ways to enhance the performance of your health care facility and take advantage of the lively networking experience.

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High-Profile Monthly: May 2013  

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

High-Profile Monthly: May 2013  

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