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Annual focus: September, 2013


Educational Facilities Developments

Dimeo Construction and KVAssociates Team Up for

New Colocated Duxbury MS/HS

September 2013

Inside this Issue

Rendering Courtesy Mt. Vernon Group Architects

Commodore Builder’s “Summer Slammers” Completed on Time


Bowdoin Completes Educational Collaborative BU Sargent College Lab Reno, Timberline CM Establishing a Campus Icon by Cortney Kirk

Campus Upgrades at Salem State

Air Distribution in Schools by Scott Robbins

Mark Rapp Designs Ken Dulgarian’s The Premier Canal 5 Studio Designs, Consigli Builds Hyatt Place Jewett to Renovate Tri-State Toyota Orangeburg Commons Under Way Dacon to Build Crown Facility Griffin Completes Service C.U. Project

Educational Institutions: Energy Savings on a Shoestring Budget by Matthew P. Guarracino “The Other Four Year Degree” by Stephanie Ainbinder A Closer Look at the Foundation of Marketing by Jennifer Shelby How BIM is Changing the Construction Industry by Marcia Kellogg

plus more news of Heathcare Facilities, Multi-Residential, Northern New England Facilties,

Connecticut Facilities Developments, Commercial, Green Building, People, Calendar and more...

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Robert Sheridan Honored

New ACEC/MA Board

Boston - The American Benesch & Company; Joseph B. Council of Engineering CompaCormier, PE, Kleinfelder; Jennies-MA (ACEC/MA) recently nifer A. Ducey, PE, Fay Spofannounced its 2013-14 board of ford and Thorndike; Jennifer directors. A. Howe, PE, Symmes Maini Officers: President: Richard & McKee Associates; Scott A. F. O’Brien, PE Parsons BrinckMiller, PE, Haley and Ward, Inc.; erhoff; president-elect: Joel P. Michael J. Scipione, PE, Weston Goodmonson, PE, Architectural & Sampson; Damian R. Siebert, Engineers; senior vice president: PE, Haley & Aldrich; Michael J. David M. Vivilecchia, VHB/VaWalsh, PE, CDM Smith; Mark Kirk Sykes nasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; vice Walsh-Cooke, PE LEED AP, Arup president: Mark S. Bartlett, PE, Norfolk USA. Ram Group; treasurer: Judith S. Eburn, GEI The national director is Lisa A. BrothConsultants; secretary: David E. Pinsky, PE, ers, PE, Nitsch Engineering; legal counsel: Tighe & Bond; and past president: Ko Ishi- David J. Hatem, PC, Donovan Hatem LLP; kura, PE, Green International Affiliates, Inc. and executive director: Abbie R. Goodman. Directors: Matt A. Card, PE, Alfred

NAHB Area 1 Summer Caucus

Waltham, MA - The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston hosted the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Area 1 Summer Caucus in August. Attendees were offered insight into market trends and the importance of social media in promoting both their companies and NAHB affiliation. Tom Woods, 2013 second vice chairman of NAHB, discussed how to increase Membership. Dianne Beaton, of 2DiFore

Marketing Solutions, offered techniques for distinguishing between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. Greg Zick of membership, services and education at NAHB spoke on the generational shift referencing “The End of Membership As We Know It” by Sara Sladek. Wrapping up the event,Floyd Greenwood, founder and president of Alphamatician, provided a market overview projecting an improved economy.

l-r: William Kennedy, Robert Caret, Katherine Craven, Robert Sheridan, Philip Johnston, and Henry Thomas Boston - The UMass Building Au- approximately 11 million, with 1.77 billion thority recently honored Robert Sheridan in construction activity currently under way for his three terms as chairman of the board. on all five UMass campuses. UMass President Robert Caret and Major projects completed during UMBA Executive Director Katherine Cra- Sheridan’s tenure include: The Sherman ven were joined by new Board Chairman Center in Worcester; The Massachusetts AcPhilip Johnston and current board members celerator for Biomanufacturing at UMass William Kennedy and Henry Thomas at the Dartmouth; University Suites at UMass UMass Club in Boston to thank Sheridan for Lowell, and Lowell’s Emerging Technology his leadership and service. and Innovation Center. Among the guests who attended the Prior to serving as chairman, Sheridinner were UMass Boston Chancellor dan was a board member for UMBA from Keith Motley and UMass Lowell Chancel- 2002 through 2007 while also a member of lor Marty Meehan. the University of Massachusetts Board of During Sheridan’s tenure as chair- Trustees. man, UMBA tripled its square footage to

Sykes Named REEC Chairman

Boston - Kirk A. Sykes, president of New Boston Fund, Inc.’s Urban Strategy America (USA) Fund, LP, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC), a professional trade association formed to promote the interests of minority executives doing business in the commercial real estate industry. Sykes will succeed Quintin E. Primo III, who served as chairman of the REEC board since the inception of the organiza-

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YPG Welcomes New Board Members Autodesk Executive Ecosystem Event

Concord, NH -The Young Professionals Group (YPG) of ABC NH/VT welcomed the newest board members: Bryan Hussey and Tyler Paul. Hussey is the recently promoted vice president of sales for Metro Walls, a commercial drywall contractor out of Manchester, and Paul is a service and sales estimator for Hampshire Fire Protection in Londonderry. Both have been very involved with the YPG this past year and are recent graduates of the Associated Builders & Contractors of NH/VT “Future Leaders In Construction” program that focuses on the professional development of up and coming construction professionals. “Add-

Bryan Hussey Tyler Paul ing two outgoing and dynamic individuals like Bryan and Tyler will only increase our efforts to provide our members and our industry with great networking and educational opportunities.” says Carlton Cooper, chairman of the YPG.

SCUP 2013 North Atlantic Symposium: LEEDing the Way to Change

New Haven, CT - The Society Gateway Community of Colleges and University Planners College became one of Con(SCUP) North Atlantic One-Day necticut’s largest green projSymposium will be held October 4 at ects. the Gateway Community College in Share behind-the-scenes New Haven, Conn. pros and cons and lessons Dorsey L. Kendrick, president learned on how they took their of Gateway Community College, will vision and turned it into reality be hosting a one-day symposium for by developing an effective and members and other planners in the unprecedented collaboration North Atlantic region. The title of the Dorsey Kendrick among the Connecticut higher conference is, “LEEDing the Way to education administration, the Change” and will focus on the transforma- New Haven legislators, city of New Haven tion of a former department store in the heart officials, state elected officials, and Yale of New Haven into a state-of-the-art com- University to provide a high-quality educamunity college. The project was completed tional experience for all students in the New in 2012 and became the first public college Haven region. campus in Connecticut to achieve a LEED To see the day’s agenda and to register Gold certification. go to http://www.scup.org.

(l to r) Victoria Sheehan, Mass-DOT, Amar Hanspal, Autodesk Sr. VP, and John Preiss, RIDOT, before roundtable discussion. Waltham, MA - Autodesk, Inc., a multinational software corporation, hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion for infrastructure and transportation industry executives recently at its corporate headquarters in Waltham. Leading the discussion of how Massachusetts is addressing its infrastructure improvement needs through new technologies were Autodesk SVP Amar Hanspal and guest speaker Victoria Sheehan (MassDOT). They discussed Autodesk’s approach to leveraging new technologies and mobile computing innovations and MassDOT’s program direction and updates. Sheehan spoke of recent new transportation finance programs, including an $8 billion grant MassDOT has received to finance road and bridge improvements. These dollars will fund five mega projects which are currently underway with additional projects to come. She said MassDOT finds that new technology aids them in being more accountable and accurate in reporting to the public and designing plans. Mike DeLacey, president of Microdesk, noted that “Events like these show both industry professionals and the com-

munity how local departments can leverage technology to build in more efficient ways – this is particularly important as many question how exactly to fund major infrastructure projects. In particular, MassDOT has been at the forefront of using innovative funding methods and technologies for projects, such as the Fast14 Accelerated Bridge Program, leading the nation in the modernization our transportation systems.” Autodesk SVP Amar Hanspal opened the discussion by providing insight on technology challenges and discussed the impressive use of BIM and the potential future for the mobile device. Brendan Ahearn, Autodesk territory manager, noted that “Autodesk finds tremendous value in these types of events as the voice of our customer base provides us practical feedback on what is working for them and where we can better support their growth and success. Discussion around such issues as wider BIM adoption and effective data management practices were centerpieces to the conversation and progress made in these areas are beneficial to our entire industry.”


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Educational facilities remains a strong sector for the design and construction industry in New England as this annual issue on educational facilities exemplifies. Even though only a fraction of current construction gets featured the issue is always a challenge for us to fit in all the news that we receive. Sharing information on the people and companies active in the construction of institutions and schools is a service for all who are considering new educational facilities. If your school or institution is under construction but has not been featured we encourage you to contact us.

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October is the month for the HighProfile Monthly focus on Interiors. It is also the month when the International Interior Design Associations New England Chapter (IIDANE) will host its 2013 IIDA Fashion Show Benefit Gala. Celebrating 15 Years of Fashion and Design, this year’s event, is slated for October 3 at the Boston Convention Center. The popular event uses sustainable construction materials to create unusual fashions. Visit IIDANE.org for details. New York School of Interior Design has announced public programs for fall 2013. The highlight of the calendar this season is “Mid-Century Maestro: The Textiles of Boris Kroll” an exhibition which will showcase the historic textiles of Kroll, who was best known for combining advanced weaving technology with a bold color sensibility to create his trademark,

October is also the month for the Massachusetts Building Congress 93rd Annual Gala. Honoring James E. Rooney, MCCA executive director, the October 17 event will be at the Westin Waterfront Hotel with reception, dinner, and keynote address 6-9 p.m.

Boston Tech Strong

Greater Boston ranks fifth among major tech-oriented U.S. markets. This is according to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) national ranking of top cities for high-tech companies. JLL’s index rates each city on four primary factors: high-tech employment, share of U.S. venture capital funding; intellectual capital, and innovation. As a result, the top five markets include longstanding high-technology industry meccas: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Francisco Peninsula, Seattle (Puget Sound), and Greater Boston. Greater Boston continues to outperform according to four primary factors: high-tech employment, share of U.S. venture capital funding, intellectual capital, and innovation. Top Ten List by Total Weighted Score San Francisco 81.2 Silicon Valley 78.7 San Francisco Peninsula 77.0 Seattle (Puget Sound) 66.8 Greater Boston 61.4 Austin 58.8 Washington, DC 56.8 Atlanta 50.3 Raleigh-Durham 49.2 Denver 47.4

MacMillan Joins HiPro

Pembroke, MA - High-Profile Monthly welcomes new account executive Daniele MacMillan. She will focus on the people and companies that are most active in facilities design and construction from the Northern New England and Eastern Canada area. MacMillan.represents High-Profile from her office in Kingston, N.H.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Group One Designs Fenway Inn

Boston - A new eight-story, 175-suite hotel featuring a rooftop terrace with partial views of Fenway Park, opened last month in Boston. Located at 125 Brookline Avenue near Fenway Park and Kenmore Square, the new Residence Inn Fenway is an extended-stay limited service property that will operate as a Marriott franchise. It is owned by Boylston Properties and managed by Pyramid Hotel Group. Rendering of the new Residence Inn Fenway Group One Partners, Inc. served hotel in Boston to use D-Beam and Girdas architect and designer. er-Slab Technology – composite steel and The hotel features a custom lobby, precast system supported by a conventional indoor swimming pool on the rooftop ter- steel frame. This allowed for lower floorrace, fitness center, meeting room, exten- to-floor heights and enabled Group One arsive green roof, below-grade parking for 50 chitects to design an additional floor. cars, and 6,000sf of leased space occupied The indoor swimming pool was deby Bar Louie and Dunkin’ Donuts. signed as a stainless steel vessel, which All studio, one-bedroom, and two- weighs up to 300% less than traditional bedroom suites have fully equipped kitch- Gunite or concrete and significantly reducens. Each guest room has a work desk, es the structural requirements. ergonomic chair, and complimentary highThe eighth-floor roof terrace extends speed Internet/wireless access. the length of the Brookline Avenue façade Residence Inn Fenway is the first and has a custom designed aluminum pergola with retractable sun shades, a built-in composite metal panel planter and glass guardrail at the perimeter, and concrete pavers on a pedestal system. A retractable glass wall system allows the roof terrace to be opened to the interior spaces including the indoor swimming pool. The hotel has been designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Hotel Lobby

Bangor Hospital Breaks Ground MorrisSwitzer Architect

Bangor, ME – Ground breaking ceremonies held on September 3rd marked the beginning of construction for a 361,000sf heart vascular center, surgical, and inpatient building at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The construction manager for this major new facility is a partnership between Eastern Maine Heart Vascular Center Cianbro Contractors and needed, and resilient floor products are noBrasfield & Gorrie Contractors. The design team is lead by the archi- wax products. These finishes require no extects MorrisSwitzer~Environments for cess labor for upkeep and don’t require any Health, and includes engineering services chemicals to maintain, supporting indoor air from BVH Integrated Services for structural quality. Construction and design of the project and MEP, and Wright-Pierce for civil engiwas affected by the site which is in a conneering. fined, long and linear footprint adjacent to As a pebble project member, this proja river and is located directly in front of the ect utilizes evidence based design in its apentrance to the hospital. Careful re-routing proach to patient-centered care. The project of hospital traffic was necessary to make includes a 29 single bassinet Neonatal Intensure the hospital could run smoothly during sive Care Unit, six labor and delivery rooms construction. with 25 postpartum rooms, 32 inpatient teEastern Maine Medical Center and its lemetry rooms, a 24 bed coronary care unit medical staff of more than 500 physicians and 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms. The provide three-quarters of the primary hospinew surgical center will connect with the tal care offered in the Bangor area, as well existing outpatient ORs to create a single as specialty and intensive services to the surgical department. northern two-thirds of the state of Maine. The project was designed to utilize EMMC is an American College of Surgeons sustainable interior finishes. Flooring prodverified Level II trauma center and host of ucts were selected with durability and ease Lifeflight of Maine, a statewide medical heof maintenance in mind, terrazzo and porlicopter service that transports critically ill celain tile for high traffic areas are lifetime and injured patients. products with no added sealers or finishes

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Orangeburg Commons Under Way

Jewett to Renovate Tri-State Toyota

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Orangeburg Commons under construction Orangetown, NY The new 129-key Residence Inn by Marriott located at the Orangeburg Commons is weather-tight. Pro Con Inc of Manchester, N.H. is the construction manager for the $12.5 million hotel, that is being built for FB Orangetown LLC. JAL Architects & Engineers are the project architects. The developer of Orangeburg Commons is RD Management, LLC. When fully built out, Orangeburg Commons will include a bank, restaurant, a Stop & Shop supermarket, and the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel. “The framing, roof, and the windows installation have been completed,” stated the project manager for Pro Con Inc. “The dry walling will be complete by mid- August and the interior finishes are underway.

Orangeburg Commons We continue to be on target for an October 2013 completion.” The four-story, 91,396sf hotel will offer studio and one-bedroom suites with complete kitchens and separate sleeping and living room areas. The hotel will feature a gatehouse with a large hearth room, an indoor pool, a fitness room, outdoor sports court, and guest laundry area.

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Renovated Tri-State Toyota Dudley, MA - Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has contracted with Tri-State Toyota-Scion for a renovation of its dealership at 191 West Main St. in Dudley, Mass. Designed by the Curtis Architectural Group, this 4,000sf design-build project is the second such facility Jewett has renovated for the client, having just completed a nine-month renovation of its Suburban Subaru dealership in Vernon, Conn. Work includes both interior and exterior upgrades. Interior renovations are to the customer lounge area and include


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Dacon to Build Crown Facility

Crown Uniform & Linen Service Brockton, MA - Construction will soon begin on Crown Uniform & Linen Service’s new 94,000sf processing plant in Brockton. The facility, located at 309 Battles Street, was previously the location of a Howard Johnson manufacturing plant and Fairfield Farms Kitchen. Dacon’s work on the $8 million project will include the construction of 80,000sf of factory space, with the rest devoted to office and amenities. The linen rental and laundry service was founded in 1914 and is based in Nash-

ua, N.H. It provides uniforms, towels, and other rental linens to thousands of clients across New England and has distribution centers in Fall River, Mass. and Boston. Crown’s president Chris Spilios hopes to fold the Fall River distribution facility into the new plant to help centralize its operations in Massachusetts. The plant will be completed by mid-2014, and could bring as many as 100 jobs within five years. Dacon will be working alongside J.K. Holmgren Engineering’s civil engineering team and American Laundry Systems of Haverhill on the new plant.

Dacon Begins Greentown Project

Somerville, MA - Dacon Corporation of Natick will construct a new 32,000sf office and manufacturing facility for energy incubator Greentown Labs. Dacon will be providing design-build mechanical service, fire protection, and electrical engineering in the space, which will be built in the former Ames Safety Envelope Plant in Somerville. Greentown is moving out of Boston to a space better suited for its specific needs, and Dacon is working closely with

the firm to ensure that the new facility meets its growing requirements. Greentown Labs provides prototyping space, a machine shop, and an electronics lab, and the high ceilings and loading docks required by its clients are becoming harder to find in the city. The company currently rents space to 28 different start-ups, consulting firms and nonprofits involved in the energy field and will be able to accommodate a large portion of its waiting list with the new facility.

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Norton, MA - With the installation of the last artwork, the phased expansion and renovation of the former General Motors warehouse and distribution center in Norton for Horizon Beverage Group is complete. The new facility has a total of 559,968sf, of which 484,000sf is warehouse space and 76,718sf office space. The project was completed on a design-build basis working closely with the developer, Condyne LLC. The design of the office and warehouse additions, as well as the interior space fit-up, was the responsibility of BKA Architects of Brockton and Advantage Construction was the general contractor for the project. W&H Systems helped design and install the material handling systems. The project was completed in four phases in order to meet the targeted operation dates. The first phase of the project focused on expanding the warehouse. On the exterior of the 100,000sf addition, concrete tilt-up panels with a finish and texture that matched and continued the look of the existing warehouse facility were selected. Phases two and three focused on installing a fully automated material handling system in the existing section of the warehouse. A large climate controlled wine stor-

Lobby in the new headquarters age space was installed in the warehouse. By moving the main entrance of the headquarters to the office addition, it was possible to create a two-story lobby space that made an immediate statement to visitors and staff. Other spaces included several sales meeting rooms, a large sales lobby-collaborative space, a beverage training room with a sleek, fully functional bar, open office areas, private offices, conference rooms, executive/ownership offices, break rooms, print/copy areas, security office, dedicated IT/computer room, and locker and shower rooms for the warehouse and truck driver staff. BKA Architects used 3D renderings to communicate the design concepts and options such as materials and finishes throughout the design process.


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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Home Made ADA Accessible

EnviroVantage and Cobb Hill Join Forces

Concord, NH - Months after the tragic Boston Bombing, Jeff Bauman Jr. is still overcoming many obstacles, including returning home to be with his family. One of the biggest challenges of the move is updating Bauman’s parents’ home to make it ADA accessible. Local businesses and community members across New The Bauman home will be made ADA accessible Hampshire and Massachusetts are joining has expanded to include a new bedroom, forces and asking for public support to bathroom, and relocated kitchen. make this project a success. Ed Mullen Sr., the associate pastor EnviroVantage out of Epping is one of The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, of those volunteers. The company’s project has set up an account to receive donations manager, Troy Purington, immediately met for the project, and Cobb Hill has started with Michael Browning at Cobb Hill Concoordinating the donation of materials and struction to coordinate the abatement of volunteers to help complete the project. asbestos flooring and exterior siding. Once The city of Concord has been very the material is removed, Cobb Hill Consupportive of this project throughout the struction will be able to begin renovating approval and permitting process. So far, a the home for Bauman’s return. number of contractors and suppliers have Ann Andrus and Michael Browning volunteered their services, but more are of Cobb Hill Construction set up a meeting needed. with the family and their church, to identify Work has begun with the goal to have what could be done to create a more accesthe project completed and ready for the sible home for Bauman. What originally Baumans by September 8. started as an idea to add a wheelchair ramp


Griffin Completes Service C.U. Project Suffolk Const. CM, GUND Architect, Zade Elec. Eng.

Recently completed Service Credit Union Portsmouth, NH - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. recently completed the electrical installation work for Service Credit Union in Portsmouth. Constructed by local New Hampshire labor, the credit union’s new corporate offices consisted of a 100,000sf, fourstory building with a lower level parking garage and mechanical area. Features of the facility include a full-service, 24x7 member service call center, in addition to foreign exchange, member check imaging, processing and control, finance, and executive offices. Additionally, three community rooms are available for use by local city government, not-for-profit organizations, and other associations, to help with the

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High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News by Cortney Kirk As the University of Massachusetts Amherst celebrates its 150th academic year, the New Academic Classroom Building (NACB) marks the beginning of a new attitude in campus development and planning for the university. Instead of sprawling out beyond the current campus limits, Cortney Kirk UMass Amherst has focused its attention inward to the campus pond where Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG) has designed a new student quad, currently under construction, to transform the pond into a well-known campus icon, unique to UMass Amherst. Originally constructed for agricultural purposes, the campus pond was strictly utilitarian in character, supporting orchard irrigation and fire protection needs. In the early 1900s, Frank A. Waugh transitioned the pond into a soft, naturalized campus feature with native flora and fauna, intending the pond to be a passive “central park” space. Through its historical development, the pond was either utilitarian or natural, but never both. As our environment becomes more and more constructed, CWDG stressed that the new quad design must embrace both functional and naturalistic activities. It is the union of utility and nature

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become the new hub of the university and establish the pond as UMass Amherst’s unique campus icon. The landscape for the New Academic Classroom Building is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014. It is targeting LEED Gold status. The $95 million building and surrounding landscape will establish UMass Amherst as an institution dedicated to collaborative, interactive academic spaces both inside and out. Cortney Kirk, ASLA, LEED AP, is a member of the Copley Wolff Design Group.

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High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News Suffolk Construction CM

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Cambridge, MA - Bruner/Cott & Associates, announced the topping off of its 93,000sf, five-story Sumner M. Redstone Building at the Boston University (BU) School of Law.The new gateway structure will house the majority of the law school’s classrooms. It is a resulting project of the firm’s 2008 preservation and development master plan for the school, which also addresses five 1960’s buildings designed by 20th-century modernist Josep Lluis Sert. The builder for the project is SKANSKA USA. Phase 1 includes the construction of the five-story Sumner M. Redstone Building. It will be visually compatible with the historic Sert structures but not seek to replicate their design. It will feature an expansive entrance with a welcoming glass enclosed atrium that will serve as the heart and social hub of the wider law school complex. Student locker facilities, lounges, a small dining facility, and other student function and informal meeting spaces will be located throughout the building. The facility will also increase study space and provide new areas for clinical, transactional, and professional training programs. Completion is expected in June 2014. Phase 2 of the project involves a full restoration and renovation of the existing 180,000sf facility originally built in 1962 and includes the conversion of the Law

Topping off BU’s Redstone Building Tower’s antiquated classroom spaces into faculty offices. This work will repair the building’s exposed, cast-in-place concrete façade and aggregate precast exterior. New steel-framed windows. will comply with today’s more contemporary energy codes. The building’s entire infrastructure will be replaced and upgrades to the building’s energy performance and efficiencies will be completed.. The building, Bruner/Cott’s second project for Boston University, is targeted for LEED Gold certification .


Suffolk University $49M Project

Boston Suffolk Construction has been selected to manage construction of the academic building at Suffolk University in Boston. The $49 million, 110,000sf facility will consist of general teaching classrooms, science classrooms, a student art gallery, faculty offices, a 200-seat dining facility, and various Rendering of Suffolk University academic building courtesy of NBBJ support spaces. underutilized open space titled Roemer Featuring approximately 1,100 classroom Plaza that will commemorate the history seats, the building will stand 10 stories of the MDC and the important work the high with eight levels above grade and agency has done on behalf of the comtwo levels below grade. monwealth. Prior to commencement of construcThe Suffolk team will utilize virtual tion on the new facility, the Suffolk proj- design and construction and Lean conect team will oversee demolition of the struction techniques to efficiently deliver existing 10-story, Metropolitan District the project, which is scheduled for comCommission (MDC) brick and masonry pletion July 2015. building. Several historic elements from Suffolk is partnering with architect the MDC building will be incorporated firm NBBJ. Leggat McCall Properties is into the new facility. The project will also the owner’s project manager, and The Asinclude the redevelopment of an adjacent, pen Group is the owner’s representative.


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BWK Construction recently completed this fast-track residence hall re September, 2013 recess at Boston University’s Rich Hall. With the goal of creating a mo living quarters, all three hundred student rooms and four faculty suite lighting, floor and wall finishes. The main lounge area, cinema room floor were completely upgraded with new lighting, floor, wall and ceilin station was installed at the entry, the fire alarm system was upgraded replaced.

High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

Nadeau Completes UMass Project Boston - Nadeau Corporation Construction Engineering & Development is closing out its Campus Center Atrium Project at UMas Boston. The Attleboro-based general contractor was awarded the project after noise from students in the common areas of the atrium was flowing into the second and third floor offices causing noise interference between floors and disturbing the administrative staff. Keller Roughton of A look at the offices that are experiencing the reduced noise volume Gensler, the architect on job, formulated a solution where Nadeau Placing glass in these 32 openings could add structural framing for concealed would ensure reduction of noise transfer. window frames behind the drywall and inNadeau’s team successfully overstall glass panels in the second and third came the challenge of operating in an ocfloor openings of the Campus Center office cupied space without disrupting ongoing wing. student and office activities.

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Shippensburg U Housing Under Way

Shippensburg, PA - Shippensburg University Student Housing Phase 2 is well under way. This 922 bed project consists of three new residence halls, Lackhove Hall, Kieffer Hall, and McCune Hall. The trio of halls will finish off the new look to the university’s south campus. With strategic planning to maintain the required student population on Shippensburg U student housing - Phase 2 campus, three of four existing residence halls were demolished prior to conphase of the three-phase project. struction and a fourth will be taken down at The anticipated third phase will comthe completion of the project, creating the plete the University’s North Campus and new South Campus Quad. replace the majority of outdated on-campus This 298,737sf project is the second housing.


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Air Distribution in Schools

by Scott Robbins K-12 schools in New England are becoming multifunctional facilities with uses beyond academic. Year ’round operation is now the norm. Indoor thermal comfort requirements have reached a point where cooling is being provided to the entire building. A critical item to consider when selecting an HVAC system with cooling Scott Robbins is ventilation. Ventilation is the amount of outside air required by the building code to ensure good air quality. If more ventilation improves indoor air quality, why don’t we provide 100% outside air and never recirculate air? The answer is outside air needs to be either cooled or heated more than return air to achieve 55 °F supply air. It requires more energy annually to condition than return air. The major driver for high ventilation requirements is population. Schools have high concentrations of people. The system must always provide the minimum amount of required ventilation to the space during occupied hours unless demand control ventilation (DCV) is included as a control strategy. A DCV system monitors the amount of CO2 air in the room and allows lower than code required ventilation air so long as acceptable CO2 levels are maintained. This system saves energy but requires additional first cost for more controls. The controls are more complex, which may lead to problems if not designed

and installed correctly. High ventilation requirements encourage air systems versus hydronic solutions because the system needs to provide a high volume of air by code. There are a number of HVAC options to provide air conditioning to classrooms. Two all air options are summarized below. Both are centralized systems (larger air handling units providing air to many spaces). A variable air volume (VAV) system is a traditional system used to condition buildings for many years. A large air handing unit supplies 55 °F air throughout the building. The VAV system saves energy due to the VAV box. There are several types. In its simplest form, it is a modulating damper which opens or closes, maintaining temperature setpoint. Reducing the amount of air to a space saves energy. The air enters the room from the ceiling and mixes the entire room to 76 °F. By adding a hot water heating coil to the end of the VAV box, it is possible to heat the entire classroom from the VAV system and eliminate perimeter finned tube radiation. The design of the exterior wall and location of supply diffusers in the ceiling is critical. Side wall displacement is similar to VAV with a few differences making it more appealing regarding energy savings. A large air handling unit also provides air throughout the building but is delivered at 65 °F, which saves energy. The tradeoff is humidity control, 65 °F air can cause humidity problems. By providing an air handling unit (AHU) which can cool the air to 55 °F (only when required) and reheat to 65 °F, humidity can be controlled to acceptable levels. Continued on page 20

Cornell Bioswale Receives SCUP Award

Lincoln, MA - The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) has recognized landscape architect Tobias Wolf’s design for a bioswale at Cornell University with its 2013 Honor Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture. “What truly distinguishes this project,” said Cornell Plantations’ executive director Don Rakow, “is its integration of engineering, horticultural, and landscape architectural apPlantations’ most popular gardens proaches into a system that accommodates rain events while receiving ner. Since its original planting in fall 2011, visitors in a gracious and welcoming man- the bioswale has become one of Plantations’ most popular gardens.” The project, designed in concert with Cornell Plantations’ new Nevin Welcome Center, has received LEED Gold certification from the USGBC and has won the Award of Excellence from AIA New York State. “At the bioswale,” said Wolf, “Cornell Plantations encouraged the design team to take a utilitarian landscape and re-imagine it as a lush and vibrant garden.” A utilitarian landscape becomes a lush garden.

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High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

East Bay MET Ctr Under Way

Newport, RI - The Paul W. Crowley East Bay MET Center, an approximately $7 million design-build project of RGB Architects and Gilbane Building Company is currently under construction. The school is sited in Newport and seeks to achieve net zero energy usage, that will be a first for schools in Rhode Island. Design includes energy saving measures in conjunction with energy producing photovoltaics to achieve this goal. The MET is a network of six small, public high schools located in Providence and Newport.

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by Stephanie Ainbinder The building and construction trades unions in Massachusetts enjoy productive relationships with colleges and universities because both organizations recognize the value of education. Just as universities provide their undergraduates with four years of education to gain their degree, union apprenticeship programs train workers with hundreds of classroom hours and thousands of hours of on-thejob training over the course of three to five years. The building trades unions devote over $30 million annually to training. Such an investment in education leads to the highest quality work and schools

across the commonwealth are seeing the benefits. Private universities across the commonwealth such as Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston University, Emmanuel College, Amherst College and Boston College consistently enjoy the benefits of quality construction while growing educational opportunities for their students and the community at large. Harvard University regularly adds to their Cambridge and Bostoncampuses with highly trained union workers. The University of Massachusetts Lowell opened its $80 million state-ofContinued on page 39

BU physical therapy and athletic training lab. Canton, MA - The Timberline Con- Massachusetts. The construction scope for struction team recently completed the reno- the Timberline team included the demolivation of the physical therapy and athletic tion of existing rooms for a large new room training laboratory on the basement level to then be built with new millwork, floorof the Boston University’s Sargent College ing, wall and ceiling finishes, as well as building. HVAC, plumbing and electrical upgrades. The open floor plan layout with cool The laboratory is complete with an color tones was designed by the KSID, audio visual system fit-out featuring large LLC architectural team to accommodate LCD television screens around the perimthe multi-functional objectives and to cre- eter, cameras, and podium based media ate a very useable and inviting learning en- stations. The room houses state-of-the-art vironment. The KSID team has completed physical therapy models, equipment and several projects on the Boston University furnishings. Also within the renovation plan a separate computer room accommocampus. The project is located on a tight sight dates 12 students. on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston,

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Bowdoin Completes Educational Collaborative Designed by Roth & Seelen

Hingham, MA - Bowdoin Construction recently completed South Shore Educational Collaborative’s new 86,000sf facility. The project, designed by Roth & Seelen, Inc., involved converting an existing industrial warehouse into a new stateof-the-art school. Bowdoin renovated the existing 58,000sf building and constructed a 28,000sf addition. The new facility features color-coded flooring and walls to represent the different wings of the building and includes classrooms, offices, an indoor therapy pool, occupational therapy, gymnasium, locker rooms, a greenhouse, cafeteria, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. The Collaborative provides specialized educational and residential programs

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High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

Worcester State Breaks Ground on Sheehan Hall Goody Clancy, Architect; Trimax Steel, Steel Fabricator

Worcester, MA - Worcester State University recently celebrated the formal groundbreaking of its new 400-bed residence and dining hall. The new building; scheduled to be ready for occupancy at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester, will contain a new dining facility capable of seating 575. The architect for the project is Goody Clancy. Trimax Steel is the steel fabricator. Sheehan Hall will be the fourth residential complex on the WSU campus, joining Wasylean Hall and Dowden Hall, and the Chandler Village. Positioned on the hillside above the Coughlin Athletic Field, the new residential facility will serve as a clear anchor to the residential area of the campus, offering a panoramic view of the university grounds and creating a pedestrian core integrating all of the residential buildings. WSU President Maloney noted that the new residential facility will significantly enhance the student life experience of the campus.

Artist’s rendition of future Sheehan Hall “Our Sheehan Hall project, when completed in less than a year, will add a state-of-the-art residential complex that not only will house 10% of our undergraduate student body and provide a visually stunning dining facility, but will greatly enhance our university commitment to provide a high-quality and supportive

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academic environment,” stated Maloney. “The residential space—from rooms to lounges—is designed to support and facilitate studying and interactive learning. The dining space can be easily divided to support everything from movie showings to private dining. In addition to these student-specific areas, the university will move its residential life offices into Sheehan Hall and provide new and updated space for health services.” Rob Chandler, AIA, LEED AP, design principal of Goody Clancy, said, ”The placement of this large building completes a residential campus and shapes a new outdoor space activated by a two-story community arcade including dining, student services, and meeting venues. It also

Eastern wing of Sheehan Hall reinforces an important student pathway from the residential area to the academic core, essentially converting a parking area to an animated student life district.” The new hall is named for Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan, USMC (ret.), a 1955 Worcester State Teachers College graduate. Lt. Col. Sheehan has provided $3.6 million in support to Worcester State. President Maloney pointed out that when Sheehan Hall is completed in August 2014, two out of every five students will be housed on campus.

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High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

South Coast Improvement Co. Renovates Four Major Colleges

Boston - South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, recently started multiple renovation projects at four major colleges and universities in Boston and the greater Boston area: Northeastern University, Boston University, Mount Ida College, and Dean College. Northeastern University contracted South Coast Improvement to reconfigure parts of Dodge Hall for new administrative space. The project included a new HVAC system, sprinkler upgrades, and premium finish package. The architect for Northeastern was Rick Jones, Jones Architecture LLC of Salem. At Dean College in Franklin, SCI undertook two major projects. The first was the historic renovation of the building envelope of the admissions center. SCI

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vices for the new president’s offices and administrative office suite. Senior VP Henry Quinlan and John Alessendrini worked with staff to develop and design the new suites to incorporate the architectural detail of the 100-plus-year-old building while providing the upgrades of modern business. In addition, SCI moved the campus police station to a new location, which New foyer at Mt. Ida College involved a complete build-out of Newly designed president’s office at Mount Ida College an unused space. The architect stripped the building of all existing siding, This will involve significant demolition, for Mount Ida was Sara Gardner of IMAI deleaded, and installed new HardiPlank abatement, new HVAC and mechanicals, Keller Moore Architects in Watertown. cement board siding. Part of the project all new lighting as well as custom door called for SCI’s senior vice president Hen- packages and premium paint and flooring ry Quinlan to design a window and door finishes. All four projects began simultanetrim package that had to be approved by ously and required a multi-faceted critical the town of Franklin’s Historic Commis- path to success. All projects must be 100% sion’s since it was a 100-plus-year-old complete by the beginning of the academic building. SCI also substantially improved year. the efficiency of the building by installing Finally, SCI provided Mount Ida storm window units and more insulation to College in Newton with design-build serthe building. The second Dean project involved SCI providing design-build services for the creation of a new math center. The center includes a suite of classrooms, all equipped with the latest in audio/visual equipment. At Boston University, South Coast Improvement was awarded four major renovation projects in the 725 Commonwealth Avenue classroom building. These projects include the reconfiguration of Reconfigured parts of Dodge Hall at existing space for administrative offices. Northeastern University Northeastern University

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High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

The Third Teacher: 21st Century Learning Environments

by Gail Sullivan The Italian town, Reggio Emilia, has inspired educators around the globe with its early education theory and practice, from which arose the concept that the learning environment is “The Third Teacher.” (third because two teachers are assumed in a pre-school class.) Studio G Architects finds this concept as powerful in the design of K-12 schools as it is for early learning centers. Design matters to the quality of education, and different types of learning demand different environments. For example, a teacher lecturing from the front of the classroom is served by a hierarchical classroom. However, 21st century schools century schools require new types of learning environments. 21st century schools should support collaborative learning and informal connections. By combining an open stair con-

weeks. Studio G’s design for the Shared Green Roof Learning Center @ Boston Latin School includes interior and exterior spaces that support inquiry-based learning. The “real cost kiosk” is a high-tech showcase in which students can learn from other students’ research on the true cost of every-day items like cellphones. The flexible outdoor S/T/E/M labs support exploration of sustainable technologies and myriad other subjects. The greenhouse and gardens are learning environments for botany, but also for community service. 21st century schools should be places in which students can explore big issues, learn collaboratively, and prepare to engage in the complex world they will inherit. Gail Sullivan is managing principal of Studio G Architects, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.

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necting two floors with an amphitheater at the nexus of Sturgis Charter Public School, Studio G’s design created the social and physical center of the school. It is a presentation and exhibition space where students present their portfolios and other work, as well as an informal gathering spot at lunch time and between classes, thus building the community of learners academically and socially. The adjacent library is the center of resources and technology for use there or anywhere in the school. MATCH Charter School commons rooms will serve the

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High-Profile Feature: Essex Technical High School

PMA Consultants Project Manager for Essex Technical High School

Danvers, MA - When the doors open in late summer 2014, Essex Technical High School will offer a unique breadth of curriculum opportunities unmatched by any other technical high school in the region. The new school will combine a full spectrum of technical and service career programs with a robust agricultural career training curriculum. Entering freshmen will be able to preview 22 possible tracks in four academies – Animal and Plant Science; Technology and Services; Life and Natural Sciences; and Construction Technology – before choosing their area of specialization. Design Partnership of Cambridge,

Inc. (DPC) has been the project’s programming and design lead since being awarded the initial feasibility study by DCAMM in 2003. PMA Consultants is performing owner’s project manager duties and Gilbane Building Company is construction manager at risk. Design Partnership of Cambridge, Inc. Principal engineering design consultants include R. W. Sullivan Engineering, Judith Nitsch Associates, and Warner-Larson Landscape Architects. The new school’s main building stretches for almost 1,000 ft. along the north side of Route 62 in Danvers. The four academies are accommodated in 335,000sf of floor area on three levels.

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The lowest level, made up of high-bay industrial space, is bermed into the steeply sloping site, invisible from the entrance approaches. The two upper levels combine technical instruction spaces with core classrooms and labs, intentionally integrating career and academic learning experiences. The four academies, each a self-contained small learning community with its own administration and counseling cadre and dining/gathering space, are visually defined as separate articulations along the length of the building. The full project develops a site area of over 35 acres, including a sprawling farmstead with an additional 50,000sf in six buildings, barns and paddocks for the animals, an indoor riding rink, parking for over 500 cars, and playing fields in-

cluding a 1,500-seat football/soccer/field hockey stadium and competition track. Another feature is an 800-ft.-long “lock-block” retaining wall, in places 20 feet high, constructed to protect sensitive wetlands and endangered species habitat. Total estimated project cost is $138.5 million, shared by the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, and the 17 communities comprising the new school district. Sustainability has always been a central goal of the design team and users, from administrators to students, and all aspects of the project have been carefully considered with a view to husbanding and Continued on next page

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High-Profile Feature: Essex Technical High School Design Partnership of Cambridge School’s Programming and Design Lead Continued from previous page managing the earth’s resources. A prime example is the rainwater capture system, which stores 60,000 gallons of roof runoff in underground cisterns for flushing toilets and irrigation. With this and other strategies, municipal water usage for the new school of 1,440 students and approximately 350 staff and visitors is calculated to be no more than is now used by the present population of less than 1,000. This is additionally significant since the school is in the “endangered” Ipswich River watershed and substantial fees are assessed on any increased withdrawal. Without conservation measures, these fees could have been several hundred thousand dollars. Instead, the project incurred only a nominal connection fee, and the savings more than paid for the capture system. Surface water quality is another issue the design addresses proactively. The site slopes steeply, dropping 50 to 60 feet from Route 62 to a string of wetlands, small ponds, and connecting streams. A natural concern in this sensitive environment is water runoff rate and quality. Runoff from site hardscape is collected in oil and gas separators, then channeled to bioretention basins. This strategy maximizes infiltration, removal of sediment

Essex Technical High School and impurities, and natural recharge of the groundwater. A third major component of the project’s sustainable profile is alternative energy. Geothermal and wind turbine systems were studied, but it was ultimately concluded that photovoltaic (PV) cells would provide the best return. To provide for future installation, 50,000sf of roof is structurally designed to accept

the additional weight of a PV array. This installation could provide an estimated 20% to 30% of the facility’s total electric power. An even more intriguing prospect is currently under discussion – a remote, ground - mounted PV array of 200,000sf to 300,000sf designed to provide 80% to 100% of the project’s electrical needs. Thornton-Tomasetti is managing the LEED Certification process for the proj-

ect. Silver Level certification is assured, but Gold appears a good possibility. Superintendent Daniel O’Connell is working closely with the design team and his faculty to integrate many elements of the facility’s sustainable design and systems into the new curriculum, so students will receive hands-on experience and training in the creation, operation, and maintenance of a green building and campus.

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September, 2013


High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

Commodore Builders’ “Summer Slammers” Completed on Time

Newton, MA - When students left school grounds for vacation this summer, construction crews took their place to begin work on renovations and repairs of campus facilities all over New England. Summer is the season of compressed construction schedules, commonly referred to in the A/E/C industry as “Summer Slammers.” Commodore Builders, based in Newton, has completed over a dozen of these projects in the summer of 2013. While most dream of spending their summer on the beach, Commodore Builders’ project managers and superintendents were busy working with institutional clients revamping campuses for the upcoming school year. Labouré College, a nursing college originally located in Dorchester, moved to a new campus in Milton, Massachusetts. The new Milton campus is a mansion originally built in the 1850s; it includes two additions that were added in the 1960s. Commodore Builders performed extensive sitework and updates to the electrical systems, HVAC, and plumbing. A new elevator was installed, along with two handicap lifts, a handicap entrance ramp, and entirely new fire protection and fire alarm systems. Commodore’s project manager, Tom Buie, explained that projects such as Labouré College require the construction manager to keep everyone focused on the end date every single day. “My job is to keep the entire team focused on the critical daily decisions that need to be made. One missing detail can have a disastrous impact on an end date. It’s not always

Labouré College project site obvious to everyone in the moment, but it’s the only way we can manage risk and deliver projects on time.” Tom Buie also managed Tufts University’s Dewick - McPhie Dining Hall renovations this summer. The school invested in major upgrades to the HVAC units, duct distribution, kitchen exhausts, and fire alarms. The project addressed deferred maintenance items including replacement of the roofs where new equipment was located and reNewly installed roof top unit at Tufts Uniplacement of clerestory windows. The colversity’s Dewick - McPhie Dining Hall in umns sustaining the roof were strengthened Medford to support the new roof top units (RTUs), contractors to keep the full team focused on chillers, and makeup air units (MAUs). For the Tufts project, the Commodore the intractable end date. According to Buie, team utilized BIM/3D modeling, strategic “Those kids are coming back one way or pre-purchasing of selected equipment, and the other. There’s no such thing as schedule input from subcontractors to accurately slippage.” Academic institutions typically schedule and coordinate the installation of the dunnage and the new mechanical equip- schedule campus work in phases over the ment. The project team collaborated closely course of multiple summers to avoid major with the client, architect, commissioning disruptions during the school year and to agent, engineers, manufacturers, and sub- accommodate annual budgets for renova-

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September, 2013


High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

PMA Consultants PM for David J. Quinn Middle School


udson, MA - PMA Consultants LLC of Braintree is celebrating the completion of the new David J. Quinn Middle School in Hudson. General contractor Bacon Construction, Co., Inc. of East Providence, R.I joined owner’s project manager PMA Consultants and architect OMR Architects Inc.of West Acton, Mass to successfully manage the completion of this middle school in time for the start of 2013-2014 school year. This new 119,000sf middle school was built on the existing school site adjacent to old middle school, which remained occupied during construction. The 45-yearold existing middle school was demolished over the summer of 2013 to make way for a new parking area and driveway. The new facility features a two-story common core space which houses a 250-seat cafetorium, media center, gymnasium, and adminis-

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tration offices. Beyond the common core area are three academic wings that consist of two-story pods that extend off the core structure. Each pod houses one grade and consists of various classrooms, science labs, resource rooms, testing rooms, small group areas, and a group seminar area. The building is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology, lighting, and HVAC systems. The site work includes all new site drainage and underground utilities. A landscaped seating area constructed with colored concrete and various plant beds are located on the north side of the building at the David J. Quinn Middle School interior

main entrance, along with the new parking area. At the south side of the site, a brand new, fully irrigated, multi-use athletic field was constructed. The new Quinn Middle School is anticipated to receive LEED Silver certification under the LEED for School 2009 rating system. Some of the sustainable features include daylight harvesting, highefficiency heating and cooling systems, low-emitting finish materials, FSC certified wood, and water efficient landscaping. The town of Hudson will now have a middle school that it can be proud of, and the community can enjoy the use of its new state-of-the-art learning facility for years to come.

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High-Profile Focus: Educational Facilities News

Campus Upgrades at Salem State

Salem, MA - Salem State University is undergoing numerous campus upgrades. Marr Scaffolding Company is part of the team that is contracted to assist in the demolition of the former library building on the university’s North Campus. Working for JDC Demolition, subcontractor to general contractor Lee Kennedy Co., both Marr’s Scaffold and Shoring Divisions are involved in the project. In early April Marr’s Scaffold Division erected a combination of sectional and systems scaffolding to provide access to the perimeter of the old library building, an expanse of approximately 1,000 linear feet. Following that, 80,000sf of Monaflex wrap was installed to enclose the entire structure. Given the close proximity to other campus buildings and the surrounding active neighborhood, the library’s enclosure provided protection of the public and the workforce as well as dust control. Demolition began with removal of the cantilevered sections of the building on the east and north sides and then moved to the west end to work eastward to demolish the remainder of the structure. JDC is removing the scaffold as it works its way down the building, which is now approximately 75% torn down. The shoring installation for the project used a combination of Shore X, Hi Lite and post shores. The main focus was to support the exterior cantilevers on the third and fourth floors during demolition, along with the expansion joints in the floors on the interior. Extra shoring was added for areas on each floor to support materials and equipment loading in and out of the building and

DEW Breaks Ground on School Nimtz, Berryhill and Figiel Architects

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to also support unreliable waffle slabs. The majority of the shoring work was completed in July and engineering is almost finished on a special wall bracing component which will complete the shoring part of the project. 100% fall protection was maintained on the jobsite despite a challenging scaffold erection due to the uneven grade around the building and nearby drive lanes. Marr Scaffolding’s sister company, Marr Crane & Rigging, has provided crane service on the jobsite at various times to JDC Demo; including a 50, 70 and 90-ton crane to facilitate the demolition.

l-r: Gordon Bristol, owner’s rep; John Lawler, DEW supt; Don Wells, president of DEW; Phil Taylor, Wilmington School board chair; Seth Boyd, Whitingham School board chair; Richard McClements, interim supt; Sen. Peter Galbraith; and John Berryhill, principal of NBF Architects Whitingham, VT - A Groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 2, 2013 for the new consolidated Twin Valley Middle/ High School. The site of the new school is the former Whitingham Elementary School and Twin Valley Middle School. Upon completion, the facility will house middle and high school students from both Whitingham and Wilmington. Renovations will be made throughout the existing school. A performance center (auditorium, music, media arts) will be located in the existing gym, and a new industrial arts and family consumer room will be located in an adjacent building.

The project also includes a new 22,245sf addition containing a gym, locker rooms, administrative wing with offices, guidance area, and health care office. Extensive sitework includes improvements to parking, roads and athletic fields. A previous phase of the project involved renovations and an addition of 9,654sf to the Deerfield Valley Elementary School in order to consolidate K-5 students The architect is Nimtz, Berryhill and Figiel Architects of Rutland, and the construction manager is DEW Construction Corp. of Williston. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014.


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High-Profile Cover Story: Duxbury Middle School/High School Dimeo Construction Company and KVAssociates Team Up


New Colocated Duxbury Middle School/High School Under Way

uxbury, MA - The new colocated Duxbury Middle school/High School being built by Dimeo Construction Company in Duxbury is part of the 65+ acre St. George Street campus and is being built in the area behind the existing middle school. The new $128 million school will replace the existing Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. The 322,150sf, 1,735 student school broke ground in June 2012 and will include a three-story high school wing that will house typical and specialized high school learning areas as well as the high school administration. A three-story middle school wing will contain middle school administration as well as typical and specialized middle school learning areas arranged in teams, which allows for two teams per grade and one grade per floor, a three-story center concourse, and the one-, two-, and threestory “core plus” wing that will house shared spaces for athletics, the arts, cafeteria, and library/media center. The project also includes a separate 17,810sf field house for both school and community use that was completed and turned over to the town on August 19, 2013. Steven Banak, senior project manager for Dimeo Construction Company, noted, that “The new MS/HS is being built on a very tight site. The project site is located behind the existing Duxbury Middle School and is on a campus that also includes an elementary school, a performing arts center, the town library and other town buildings. Part of the project is a separate field house that is being built across the street behind the existing Duxbury High School. The overall site logistics was a challenge. We had to provide a new access road to our site to keep the construction traffic away from the school traffic. “Temporary parking areas for the faculty at all the schools and the high school students were developed as well as new traffic plans around the existing facilities. Making sure that the existing schools could function in a normal, safe manner is a priority. Site and utility work had to be scheduled as to not disrupt the school and other town buildings functions.” Banak also pointed out that; “Unique features with this school that you don’t normally see with other middle/high schools include the fact that the building

KVA team: (l-r):Vinnie Vadenboncoeur, site manager; Lee Keller, project director; David Lewek, senior project manager and Frank Vanzler, vp/chief estimator. Keller pointed out, “This is the largest construction project undertaken by the town of Duxbury, and like any construction project, it has its issues. KVA’s role as OPM is to represent the owner and lead the design and construction team to assure that all issues are satisfactorily resolved at the least cost and schedule impact to the project. KVA’s responsibility also includes financial tracking and reporting to the state’s funding agency, the Massachusetts School Building Authority. “With the building construction on track and scheduled to open for the fall 2014 academic year,” Keller said, “ the anticipation is building for the students and faculty. This building will be the centerpiece of the Duxbury academic campus for the next 50 years and beyond.”

Rendering of new Duxbury High School entrance has a main concourse that is three stories have been very accommodating and we high and over 500 ft. long. The concourse, continue to work closely with them,” he which has large skylights to allow natural added KVA project director H. Lee Keller, light in, connects the two academic wings P.E., LEED AP, said, “KVAssociates has of the building to the athletic, perform- enjoyed our working relationship with ing arts, cafeteria, and library areas of the the town of Duxbury and its school buildbuilding. The corridors in the academic ing committee. Our firm was selected as wings overlook the concourse. The floor the project’s OPM in March of 2011, and of the concourse will be terrazzo in a lay- we’re enthusiastic to deliver this school out that will depict the Duxbury shoreline.” building that will provide a 21st century The building, which was designed learning environment for the students and by Mount Vernon Group Architects of faculty. The education sector is a key marWakefield, is being built to meet the ket of KVA’s business plan, and we value MA-CHPS requirements. The roof of the opportunities to work on new cutting the building is also designed for a future edge sustainable designs.” photo voltaic array. Plumbing Contractor for Duxbury Middle School/High School Of the 38 subcontractors/vendors that will be on the project, there currently are about 25 working on site at this time. There is an average of about 220 workers on site each day. Banak said, “The town of Duxbury has been very good to work with. Everyone in town seems to be very excited about the new school project. We have worked to keep the community informed as to the progress of the work. The local newspaper TG Gallagher installs, services, and maintains HVAC, has run articles on the progress of the work, plumbing and fire protection systems for commercial and the local community access TV station facilities throughout New England. is doing a series of interviews and project site tours. We also did a demonstration Visit TGGALLAGHER.COM of some construction tools for group of elementary students. 109 Smith Place, Cambridge, MA 02138 617.661.7000 “We have worked closely with the Interim and Final Cleaning school department, the middle school principal, and high school principal to develop and implement the parking and traffic plans. The Duxbury Fire Department and the Duxbury Building Inspectors office

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High-Profile Feature: Southern New Hampshire University Tuckerman Hall

North Branch Completes SNHU Hall


ooksett, NH - North Branch Construction of Concord has completed the construction of a new residence hall on the Southern New Hampshire University campus. This four-story building will serve as a coed dormitory with over 300 beds. It is located behind the Hampton and Windsor Dormitories at the end of East Side Drive. Students were given the opportunity to name the residence hall by voting on a list of 10 New Hampshire-inspired names, and the winner was Tuckerman Hall. Design and construction of Tuckerman Hall was completed ahead of time, surpassing an aggressive schedule in order

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High-Profile Feature: Southern New Hampshire University Tuckerman Hall Continued from previous page to be ready for students to move in for the August semester start. JSA, Inc. of Portsmouth provided architectural services for this project. This is the second project North Branch has completed for Southern New Hampshire University. In the summer of 2011 they completed the operations center

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High-Profile: PCINE News

High-Rise Luxury Apt Nears Completion Natick, MA - Construction is nearing completion on Avalon Natick, a new high-rise luxury apartment community developed by AvalonBay Communities, Inc., located in Natick. A 10-story and an 11-story building for a combined total of 456,220sf, and 407 units, including studio, one- and twobedroom apartments and larger penthouse floor plans with high end finishes and features. Resort-style amenities include cutting edge fitness center, resident clubhouse, and a 137,036sf elevated precast parking structure to accommodate 417 vehicles. The complex is adjacent to upscale shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, and it is close to major highways and commuter rail, with parks and recreation nearby. Precast is chosen for the aggressive construction schedule. AvalonBay Communities Inc. senior project manager, Paul Zarba, explains, “The experience using precast concrete hollowcore plank on masonry was most efficient. The process is very predictable as it relates to cycles and schedule.” He also emphasizes that “AvalonBay would definitely consider utilizing this building system in a future project with similar constraints (height) simply because it’s very appealing due to the speed and efficiencies in the overall system.” Oldcastle Precast Building Systems used its own in-house engineering team to design the precast portion of the building. All the precast components were manufactured in its PCI certified enclosed state-ofthe art facility in Selkirk, N.Y. The precast components consisted of 414,000sf of 8-inch thick, 4-foot wide precast hollowcore plank, 40sf of 8-inch thick solid slabs for balconies, 80 pieces of stairs and landings, and 206 precast lintels. Oldcastle used its in-house PCIqualified crews to install the precast components. Each level was installed and grouted in five days. While masonry work was being done on one building, Oldcastle was installing the precast components for the other building. The sequence went like a great dance moving from one building to another without any interruption. Callahan, Inc. of Bridgewater is providing construction management services

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for this precast concrete hollowcore plank on masonry building system. Russell Scott Streedle and Capone Architects Inc. of Cambridge was the architect for this project, and DM Berg Con-

sultants of Needham was the project engineer. The use of precast concrete in multiresidential facilities allows owners, developers, and the design teams to take advantage of precast concrete’s attributes. These include speed of construction, energy efficiency, aesthetic compatibility, economy of design, and low maintenance. Speed of construction was one of the benefits for choosing precast hollowcore planks. Immediate fire separation and

ratings without any fire spraying, sound dampening, durability and low-maintenance were other attributes that assisted in the decision to go with precast. Oldcastle Precast Building Systems of Selkirk, N.Y. manufactured and installed all the precast components for the two apartment buildings and the 137,036sf, 317-vehicle elevated precast concrete parking structure was manufactured and installed by Unistress Corporation of Pittsfield, Mass.

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High-Profile: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

Mark Rapp Designs Ken Dulgarian’s The Premier Kenwood Construction, GC; Trimax Steel, Steel Fabricator

Providence, RI - The Premier is a new apartment building under construction on 126 Pitman St. The concept by the developer and owner Ken Dulgarian, is to serve clients who may be downsizing from a home into an apartment. The 26 apartments, primarily two and three bedroom units, are designed with all the amenities of a private house. The 10,000gsf building features enclosed parking at the lower level, dramatic two story entry lobby, common area with library and catering kitchen, and a mid building exercise room. The architect, Mark Rapp, designed five stories of private living spaces arranged to allow each unit to be a corner apartment. Kenwood Construction, the general contractor, used The Girder-Slab System as the primary building structural system. The structural steel and precast hollow core slab system provides low floor to floor height and is available

eling, stone flooring, and traditional light fixtures and details. Each tenant will have wood flooring throughout with ceramic tile floors and walls in all baths. The rich wood trim and details of the public spaces is continued into each unit. Every floor has a tenant accessible maintenance room with access to trash and recycling chutes which empty directly to the exterior. The building is secure and monitored at each entry location and in all public areas. All mechanical units are mounted on the concrete roof deck, allowing all of the ground level exterior area to be landscaped and planted to provide as much green space as possible. As the project remains on schedule and moves ahead, the building is expected for completion and occupancy March of 2014. The Premier looks to be a significant and positive building for Providence, Rhode Island.

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floor height while allowing for significant above-ceiling space to run sprinkler lines and ductwork. The plank and steel frame system also provided a shorter time period for erection of the primary structure. This allowed various mechanical and electrical trades to move onto the project site much earlier than a more traditional building system. The interiors, by Niemitz Design of Boston reflect the elegance and quality that tenants have come to expect in a Dulgarian ® property. The entry lobby and public spaces contain rich wood trim and panThe Premier, under construction



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High-Profile: Multi-Residential / Assisted Living

Callahan Breaks Ground on Apts

Acadia on the Charles Waltham, MA - Callahan, Inc. re- countertops, stainless steel appliances, cently broke ground on Acadia on the high-quality cabinets, all-wood floors, and Charles, a luxury apartment complex in an open kitchen/living area. Some units Waltham. Callahan, Inc. provided precon- will feature private balconies or patios struction services on the Hines project, and overlooking the Charles River. continues to provide construction manage“The location, high-end features, and ment services. views create quality housing opportuniThe four-story, 200-unit building is ties for the city,” said Pat Riordan, project located on a 4.1-acre site. The M-shaped manager at Callahan, Inc. “This project is building will offer high-end amenities such a great example of positive community deas a resort-style swimming pool, a state- velopment along the Charles River.” The property design is being manof-the-art fitness center, sports lounge, and yoga studio. Other offerings include an aged by CUBE3 Studio and developed by Internet café, library, theatre room, below- Callahan, Inc. The complex is expected to be fully ground parking, two landscaped courtyards, outdoor deck with fireplace, and complete in April 2015, but Hines estiresident storage areas. mates that the first units will be ready for Units will be equipped with stone occupancy as early as November 2014.

A&M Completes Phase 1 of ALTA Stone Teams up with Wood Partners

ALTA Stone Place Melrose, MA - Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M), in partnership with Wood Partners, has completed the engineering design and permitting of 212 residential units within the City of Melrose. The ALTA Stone Place project involves the redevelopment and renovation of an existing four-story brick and woodbeam mill building, the construction of two new four-story wood frame buildings structured over podium parking, and an additional three-story building containing a new 6,500sf clubhouse that leads to an outdoor heated pool. The site was the former home of the Boston Rubber Shoe Company, and the mill’s landmark 100-year-old, eight-story

brick smokestack has been preserved and incorporated into the project as a centerpiece of a new landscaped garden area. A&M provided land survey and civil engineering services for this project. Due to the history of the site and its location within the heart of Melrose, multiple permits were required. The project was overseen by A&M partner and VP, Robert Clarke. “The ALTA Stone Place project is an amalgamation of the city’s history and its future, an interesting mix of historic redevelopment and renovation combined with new construction and modern living that has given this project a really eclectic sensibility.”



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High-Profile: SteelDay News

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Educational Institutions: Energy Savings on a Shoestring Budget can measure and track energy performance ment. Although it may not be the most im-

by Matthew P. Guarracino In today’s current economic climate, everyone is watching their wallets and pinching pennies wherever possible while still trying to maintain a sustainable quality of life. Educational institutions are regularly searching for methods to obtain and maintain the best atmosphere for their students and faculty, but many across the country A 500 kW ground-mounted solar photovolMatthew Guarracino have been hindered taic (PV) system installed at Hoosac Valley High School by capital cuts and budget restraints, some even experiencing of the project, allowing the customer to pay complete elimination of former programs project costs through their savings. and student benefits. As much as 30% of a school’s total Unfortunately, because of these shoeenergy is used inefficiently or unnecessarily. string budgets, school districts are unable Through ESPCs, schools are able to save in to make critical infrastructure and energy a variety of cost-effective ways. By being investments in their aging facilities because more energy efficient, schools can help prethe capital expenditure is simply too hefty vent greenhouse gas emissions and improve a price tag. Sometimes costs simply cannot the students’ learning environment. outweigh the benefits. Pinpointing areas where energyOne option that is gaining popularity efficient improvements and other upgrades nationwide is energy savings performance can be most effective is a key component. contracts (ESPCs). As stated by the DepartSchool and facility improvements can conment of Energy, ESPCs allow federal agenstitute a wide range of enhancements; stancies (i.e., schools) to accomplish energy dard advancement often upgrades typically savings projects without up-front capital include the installations of new lighting, costs and without special congressional apan energy management system, new high propriations. ESPCs help federal agencies efficiency boilers, heating, ventilation and meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades, insuwater conservation, and emissions reduclation improvements, water conservation tion goals by streamlining contract funding upgrades and solar panel installations. For for energy management projects. Meansome schools that aren’t ready to take the while, energy services companies can guarleap into construction, gradual changes are antee energy savings will outweigh the cost often a successful alternative. Most schools

by initiating low cost measures that include recycling, turning off lights when not in use, setting back the thermostat at night and when a building is unoccupied, and performing maintenance on equipment. Awareness is a key concept, but educating students and employees of the school can have a very positive effect on energy usage behaviors. From elementary schools to colleges and universities, educational facilities have access to a wide variety of efficient energy strategies and solutions that deliver both savings and proven benefits to the environ-

mediate need for some schools, increased energy efficiency can provide classrooms and campuses with a greater incentive to become greener, while energy savings and economic benefits can be put toward capital improvements, ultimately creating a healthier and higher performing school. The campuses that best leverage these strategies will be the hubs to inspire future energy innovations. Matthew P. Guarracino is business development manager, J.M. Electrical Company, Inc.

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Tewksbury, MA - Landmark Structures Corporation has been selected as general contractor for an innovative new senior housing development, The Villa at MeadowView, located on Livingston Street in Tewksbury. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the 33-unit, $6 million project, which is a partnership between the town and the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Much of the funding for the project will come from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The project will be built on land leased from the Tewksbury Housing Authority and will include 32 one-bedroom and one two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment will have its own kitchen and handicappedaccessible bathroom. A common area will

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High-Profile: News

Marketing Audits:

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by Jennifer Shelby A recent marketing audit for a small A/E/C firm grappling with how to better position itself within the marketplace yielded some interesting findings. The result was a fascinating and satisfying deconstruction of the firm’s current Jennifer Shelby marketing efforts with suggestions for improvement, areas of identified growth, and a much-needed discussion on the importance that all facets of marketing play in the A/E/C industry. Why do it? The act of breaking down regular activities and looking at not only the process in place, but also the reasons for conducting business as it’s done, can be an eye opening experience that provides valuable insight to all involved. Much like a SWOT analysis, a marketing audit will identify areas of strength and weakness, and provide an opportunity to prioritize improvements that benefit the entire organization. What to look at: Anything and everything! Every piece of marketing should have a purpose behind it, meaning every piece – from proposals to the website – should be evaluated. Some thoughts on approaching an internal or third party marketing audit:

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the-art Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC) in October of 2012. The two year project was built by over 550 highly skilled union members. The ETIC is used for cutting edge scientific researchby UMass Lowell scientists researching nanotechnology, plastics engineering, biomedicine, and electro-optics. To guarantee the integrity of this research, workers were tasked with ensuring the building completely complied with the strictest standards for temperature, humidity, and vibration. The quality education of this workforce leads to the knowledge and education of future generations of students. As colleges and universities continue to see their endowments bounce back in a recovering economy, construction at these institutions will continue to increase. Schools that recognize the value in “the other four year degree” and build relationships with the building trades see their projects completed on time and under budget and see their connections with the community grow.

efforts provides a road map for how to better navigate an increasingly competitive environment. This exercise forces a firm to consider areas for improvement and offers an opportunity to learn how an outside, objective eye views the firm. Conducting a marketing audit also confirms the concrete bottom-line impact that a well-executed marketing plan can have on business development. By performing an audit and looking at the reasons for its marketing activities, a firm can gain a keener perspective on how strategic initiatives in marketing and business development augment and amplify the efforts of strong technical content, and together can produce great work. Should you do one? Absolutely. Although a firm could perform an audit internally, chances are the marketing department is too close to its own procedures and has little time to perform one adequately. By engaging a third party, the firm gets a fresh perspective unhindered by habit and familiarity. This isn’t the type of activity that needs to happen regularly to be effective, but it should be performed annually or biannually to maintain consistency with current marketing practices. Similar to performing a SWOT analysis on a new venture, a marketing audit can supply valuable insight into creating an effective communications strategy that complements business development efforts. Jennifer Shelby is an account director for Rhino Public Relations.



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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

Yale School of Med Gets Gold Vanderweil and Svigals Team Up

New Haven, CT - Vanderweil Engineers and Svigals + Partners recently announced that its client, Yale School of Medicine, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for its green design for the Sterling Hall of Medicine’s I-Wing, floors two and three of the medical facility. Phase 1 of the project consisted of the first floor of Sterling Hall of Medicine C&I wings, which received LEED Gold CI – the first to receive in the state of Conn. and the first anywhere to involve a laboratory. This phase was complete around 2007. Phase 2 of Sterling Hall of Medicine consisted of I-Wing floors 2 and 3, completed in 2011. David Finlay, associate at Vanderweil Engineers said, “We have 20 plus years with Yale as consulting engineers. From this time we have grown together in effective and efficient designs and energy

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Internship Program Celebrated

Boston - Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton recently celebrated the success of the 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program at Roxbury Community College. Building on its mission to support the growth of the clean energy sector in Massachusetts, MassCEC’s program provides funding to place college students and recent graduates at clean energy companies across the commonwealth. Since 2011, the partnership between MassCEC and the New England Clean Energy Council has provided job placements for 328 interns at more than 110 companies across Massachusetts. To date, 41 students

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North Reading, MA - As the summer is nearing the end, the need for the sun isn’t. As many are aware, the sun is the leading source for renewable energy. And, solar energy usage has expanded over recent years, especially here in Massachusetts. Many businesses, as well as private residences, are tapping into the numerous benefits of solar energy. It not only reduces greenhouse emissions and minimizes a building’s operational costs, it is also a free resource. So, why aren’t more people soaking up the sun and installing solar? Well, they are… The price of photovoltaic solar electric systems has fallen considerably over the last few years, making solar energy more accessible. And, with incentive programs

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offered by state and federal agencies, many companies are seeing this as the perfect time to minimize building operational costs while being more sustainable. In November of last year, solar integrator Absolute Green Energy and Columbia Construction Co.’s Energy Division teamed up to install a 640kW rooftop solar PV system on Teradyne’s main headquarters in North Reading The solar (PV) photovoltaic array includes over 2,100 Suntech solar modules atop three of their buildings, reducing the electricity consumption from the utility for the entire complex. Major project components include the installation and wiring of 2,167 Suntech 295w solar modules, three Solectria Renewables inverters, customer engineered A.E.T. hybrid ballasted/attached racking system, TIGO DC optimization technology with detailed module level monitoring, and revenue grade production meters that automatically report solar production to the Clean Energy Center for SREC certificate minting. Designed and installed in less than two months, the system was

Solar modules installed on building tops commissioned, interconnected, and fully operational before the winter months. Now Teradyne has seen the full energy reduction benefit of that solar installation. The 640 kW Solar PV system has a projected annual production of 700,000 kWhs. This generation is equivalent to the electrical consumption of 70 Massachusetts homes! According to Bill Lanpher, general manager at Absolute Green Energy, “Massachusetts commercial customers benefit greatly from solar energy systems, as installed at Teradyne, through various incentives, tax credits, and avoided energy costs. These project savings and revenues combine to provide a payback period of around five years and strong ROIs for the customers.” He adds, “The current demand in Massachusetts continues to be strong with the existing performance based incentive (DOER Solar Carve Out - RPS Class 1) Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program reaching capacity nearly four years earlier than expected. All of this activity has placed overall in the nation for cumulative solar capacity installed and 6th for capacity installed Q1 2013”. Predictions are strong that Massachusetts will continue to be a dominant market as the DOER’s recent commitment for an additional 1,200MW of managed solar capacity is developed within the parameters of the coming SREC II program, a continuation of the DOER’s Solar Carve Out initiative. With this commitment by the DOER for greater solar capacity across the commonwealth, it has never been a better time to consider a clean renewable solar energy system to reduce your reliance on continually changing local utility rates. Become your own utility…

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High-Profile: Green Facilities Development News

HMFH Achieves Gold for CRLS Reno

Cambridge, MA - The city of Cambridge and HMFH Architects, Inc. announced that the comprehensive renovation of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School has earned LEED Gold certification. HMFH’s design for the highly visible 400,000sf high school fulfills the city’s ambitious sustainability goals through substantial reductions in energy consumption and water use, and significant increases in indoor environmental quality, natural ventilation, and daylighting. The sustainable design strategy for the three-building complex, which was originally constructed in 1932 and expanded in 1978, includes a chilled beam HVAC system – well-suited for incorporation in existing concrete frame buildings—and a rooftop photovoltaic array. These retrofits, coupled with highefficiency lighting fixtures and daylighting contribute to the school’s net energy savings, lowering the operating costs by more than $335,000 annually, and reducing energy use by more than 1.3 million KWh of electricity and nearly 44,000 therms of natural gas. Monitors in the lobby displaying realtime energy data and a small rooftop garden tie environmental stewardship to the curriculum and provide educational opportunities for the school’s 1,800 students. Other visible features include low-flow fixtures that provide an annual savings of 1.3 million gallons of water, operable windows, and outdoor bike racks. Beneath the playground for the school’s on-site daycare center, a rainwater collection tank stores runoff from the roof and is used to irrigate the landscaping, eliminating potable water use.

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Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

While achieving high points in the categories of Sustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere and Water Efficiency, the project was cited with exemplary performance for construction waste management by diverting 95% of waste from landfills back into the manufacturing process. The revitalization and refresh of classrooms and shared core spaces required careful selection of finishes including recycled and low-VOC materials, FSC-certified wood, and durable rubber flooring that requires no harsh cleaning chemicals, contributing to the overall indoor air quality to provide a healthy learning environment. The renovated school, which shares its urban site with two other city-owned LEED Silver buildings – War Memorial Recreation Center and the Cambridge Public Library – completes the civic campus of sustainable buildings and aligns with the city’s sustainability initiatives.

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WinnCompanies Launches Pilot Program

Boston - WinnCompanies announced the launch of the Open Market ESCO, a pilot program that will finance energy-efficient retrofits for an estimated 1,200 units of lowincome housing and allow property owners to pay for the upgrades through reduced energy costs. Among the guests attending were Bert Hunter, chief investment officer, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA); Darien Crimmin, vice president of Attending the launch event were from l-r: Bert Hunter, energy and sustainability at CEFIA; Darien Crimmin, WinnDevelopment; and WinnDevelopment; and Alicia Alicia Barton, MassCEC. Barton, MassCEC CEO. The $9 million pilot proWinnCompanies received the largest gram is a collaboration with the Local Ini- award. The pilot program creates a new tiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Multifamily Energy Loan Fund and intewas established in part with a $5.25 million grates it with an energy services company grant from the U.S. Department of Housing (ESCO). Open Market ESCO provides and Urban Development’s (HUD) Energy property owners with energy conservation Innovation Fund. The Open Market ESCO services for 12 to 15 years. program will begin operations in MassaTo qualify for the program, low-inchusetts, Connecticut, and New York City. come housing developments must have the “We are looking forward to spear- potential to save at least 20% on their energy heading a program that is the first of its costs. Property owners will not take on new kind in the industry and also for us as a debt or incur significant upfront costs that company,” said Crimmin. would typically be associated with retrofit HUD awarded nearly $23 million projects. Instead, the costs are covered by to a dozen organizations on the cutting monthly energy savings, with a portion of edge of bringing energy-saving solutions savings being shared with property owners. to the housing market. Of all the grantees,


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High-Profile: Northern New England Facilities Development News

Canal 5 Studio Designs, Consigli Builds Hyatt Place Trimax Steel Fabricator on New Seven Story Hotel

Portland, ME - Construction is well underway for the new 130-room Hyatt Place Hotel. The development group East Brown Cow broke ground with architect, Canal 5 Studio, and general contractor, Consigli Construction last February. The new structure is seven stories tall with approximately 80,000sf. The seventh floor, which steps back 15’ along Union and Fore streets due to zoning restrictions, includes suites with roof decks overlooking Portland’s harbor and Casco Bay. “The contemporary exterior includes a stone panel system from England and a dramatic six story custom glass curtain wall nicknamed the “Crinkle Wall.” Patrick Costin project architect for Canal 5 Studio says, “The ground floor lobby, bar and restaurant are visually connected to the street through a 13’ high glass wall along Fore Street, offering a dramatic connection between the hotel and the vibrant urban street life in

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Residence Inn Underway Pro Con Architect and CM

Needham, MA - The exterior signage is installed on the new 128room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Needham, located in the New England Business Center office park. The hotel, which is being developed by Waterford Development Corporation and Needham Residence Inn owned by SXC The building’s first floor will house Needham Inn, LLC, is part of a redevelopthe hotel’s lobby and reception, common ment plan by Normandy Real Estate Partareas and conference rooms. Floors 2 thru ners that includes four new office build5 will house the hotel’s guest rooms. The ings, the hotel and two parking garages to 89,740sf inn will offer urban studios, onebe built in the business park over the next and two-bedroom suites, with a large hearth few years. room, bar and lounge area, breakfast room, Pro Con Inc of Manchester is the arindoor pool & fitness room, two flexible chitect and construction manager for the space meeting rooms, business center and $13.5 million design build hotel hospitality guest laundry area. project. The exterior design features precast Pro Con Inc has designed the Needconcrete blocks, brick veneer, insulated ham Residence Inn to achieve LEED cermetal paneling and cornice molding. tification. The hotel is being built using The hotel’s main entrance features a regional & recycled materials in construccanopy with metal panels and double slidtion and is incorporating environmentally ing glass doors. Plans call for the hotel to friendly design elements such as a white have covered parking for 22 vehicles and roof, over-sized windows, low-flow, watersurface parking for 80 vehicles efficient plumbing fixtures and LED lighting throughout the development. PAV E R S B Y I D E A L

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Portsmouth, NH - Members of ABC and AIA New Hampshire and their guests joined industry peers for an evening of networking and collaborating under a beautiful sunset aboard the Isle of Shoals Steamship Company’s “M/V Thomas Laighton”, in Portsmouth. Thanks to the major sponsors, EnviroVantage of Epping and NH Business Review of Manchester, an entire boat had been rented and famed caterer “Mike Janis” had been hired for this exclusive sunset cruise. Other event sponsors included All-Ways Accessible, Inc.- Concord; Cobb Hill Construction, Inc, Concord; Gagliuso & Gagliuso, PA, Merrimack; Human Capital Solutions, LLC , Auburn, NH, Keeley Painting Co. Inc.,Pittsfield,; Meridian Construction Corp., Gilford; and Methuen Construction, Salem.Secondwind Water Systems greeted everyone with complimentary water bottles. Saymore Engraving Company provided banners for the event. Welch Signage andDigital Graphics enhanced the networking event with badges for members and their guests. EnviroVantage, a contractor specializing in asbestos, mold, lead, PCBs remediation, demolition, duct cleaning, and fire and water restoration, has been the major sponsor for this exceptional event since 2008.

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High-Profile Focus: Healthcare Facilities Development News

Coull Begins Medical Center JACA Architects

Hallmark Health Reading, MA - JM Coull has begun Hallmark Health Medical Center at renovations to Hallmark Health Medical 30 New Crossing Road in Reading is part Center to create a new DPH licensed urgent of the Hallmark Health System, which incare center. Construction of the 2,700sf cludes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of project is scheduled for completion by the Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. end of September 2013. The three-story outpatient facility Working with JACA Architects, JM in Reading features physician offices and Coull will transform the former CT Diag- outpatient medical and imaging services. nostic area and shell space on the first floor Since these areas will be occupied throughinto an urgent care center, creating a con- out construction, work will be executed venient new option for patients looking for and installed in such a manner as to not an alternative to emergency room care. A disrupt or adversely affect the center’s onnew, dedicated entrance will be created for going operations. ease of access.

Parsons Completes Life Center Reno Ashland, MA Parsons Commercial Group, Inc. of Framingham recently completed a 22,605sf, $1.5 million renovation for the new Advocates Life Skills and Learning Center in Ashland. The site, located at 290 Eliot Street, was previously used as a warehouse. The newly renovated center features Newly renovated kitchen area spacious activity rooms, an outdoor patio and garden area, a training kitchen, retail training Inc. to offer a broad range of learning to center, laundry room, mailroom, and the adults with disabilities so that they can enjoy active, productive, and fulfilling lives Doug Flutie Jr. Fitness Center. The renovations allow Advocates, in the community.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News by Mark Reed The cost of college education is a hot subject once again as the Obama administration has offered new ideas to address the concern that our system of higher education is not financially sustainable. Instead of seeing the US World and News Report college rankings as the metric for measuring the quality of education, the administration is proposing a new method that uses student outcomes as a Mark Reed function of affordability be used in making federally backed student loan decisions. The hope is that this will place pressure on colleges and universities to contain costs and seek efficiencies and lower the debt burden on graduating students. As architects, engineers, and builders who have benefited from the competition between colleges to attract students with newer classrooms, student centers, libraries, and laboratories, this change may seem to be in conflict with our interests. However, a recent report by the Davis Educational Foundation titled “An Inquiry into the Rising Cost of Higher Education” suggests a different reason for cost escalation that has more to do with personnel than with bricks and mortar. By getting direct survey results from 70 college and university presidents, one of the most enlightening and perhaps surprising facts that this report identifies is the gap between the price of college and the cost

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of education. Despite the public’s concern that college costs are unaffordable, even full-paying students do not fully cover the cost of their education. They are effectively subsidized by gifts, earnings on the endowment, and federal grants. The cost of providing the college experience is actually significantly higher that the tuition paid. This gap is hard to imagine for those who foot the tuition bill, because much of the cost is invisible to them. It’s not the new buildings that are driving up the price, rather the number of people employed to educate them. “In a typical college budget, compensation and financial aid account for about three quarters of the operating expenses,” the report states. Why does the number of people required to provide an education seem to keep going up? The Davis report cites many reasons. One is directly related to the US News rating system that values small class size and low student-to-faculty ratios as a function of educational quality. This metric gives colleges and universities an incentive to increase faculty size without increasing the student population. A second reason is the justifiable reliance of education on high technologies such as powerful software and hardware, reliable IT infrastructure, and high-bandwidth, high performance connectivity. To develop, install, support, and maintain a secure, state-of-the-art virtual world requires expensive, highly trained person-power, which is an add-on to the faculty count. A third factor, and most interesting to me, is a concept identified as “mission drift.” The US News rankings place value on the diversity and breadth of programs and

courses of study on offer, which encourages the addition of “new majors, programs, centers, and institutes at dizzying rates.” The excitement and energy that helps sustain the demand for such new initiatives does not appear to have a countervailing force to shut down obsolete, obscure, and underpopulated courses of study. By spreading the institution too thin with the wide breadth of course offerings, the institution may lose focus and allow its mission to drift. Like the Obama administration, the Davis Foundation challenged the 70 presidents to consider means of reducing the cost of education. Fortunately for us, reductions in capital projects was not at the forefront

of their response. Instead, they focused on containment of personnel costs and headcount via extending the school year through summer, increasing class size and student faculty ratios, phasing out undersubscribed courses, and fostering cross-enrollment with neighboring institutions. As one respondent said, “Universities should be leaders of change—not victims of it.” To read a full copy of the Davis Foundation report, please visitwww.davisfoundations.org Mark Reed AIA is a principal at Lab / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc., a Boston based laboratory design firm.

Coull Completes Balance Café Architect J. Ferrera

Lawrence, MA - JM Coull, Inc. recently completed renovations to approximately 4,500sf of existing space that has created a new café and restroom areas for athletic industry leader New Balance’s facility in Lawrence. The upgrades to the former mill building have brought existing areas up to current standards. The cafeteria was transformed into a comfortable and efficient café space where New Balance associates can grab a quick meal “to go” or eat in. Five bathroom areas were renovated to current standards, as represented by restrooms presently located within the building. JM Coull teamed with architect J. Ferrera Associates to complete the renovations

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

Jewett to Renovate Dealership Designed by Port One Architects

Rochester, NH - Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has contracted with Volkswagen of Rochester to renovate its dealership at 20 Farmington Rd.. The project was designed by Port One Architects. The 12,000sf design-build project involves flooring, ceiling, and lighting renovations to the showroom, as well as exterior upgrades including new ACM, entry element, enclosed service drive and glass

Rendering of the renovated Volkswagen of Rochester by Port One Architects and aluminum curtainwall. All work will be carried out while the facility is in full operation.

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding, Stage 2

Sasaki, Rutgers University, and Arup Team Up Watertown, MA - The Sasaki, Rutgers University, and Arup team announced their selection by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force to move on to Stage Two of Rebuild By Design—a design competition that will develop projects to protect and enhance Sandy-affected communities. US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, who chairs the task force, launched the competition this June in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation. “The 10 teams we selected stood out because of the talent they bring to the table, their pioneering ideas, and their commitment to innovating with a purpose and competing not just to design but to build something,” said Secretary Donovan. Over 140 potential teams from more than 15 countries submitted proposals, rep-

resenting the top engineering, architecture, design, landscape architecture, and planning firms as well as research institutes and universities worldwide. The Sasaki, Rutgers University, and Arup team is made up of designers, researchers, and engineers. “Our conceptual design approach facilitates a regional conversation about the rippling effects of rising tides and increasing storm surge,” says Jason Hellendrung, Sasaki principal in charge of the project. With a focus on the coastal communities of New Jersey’s northern shore, the team will research regional vulnerabilities and implement local solutions, designing multifunctional, scalable strategies at the intersection of ecological and economic reinvestment.

EnviroVantage Helps Renovate CCCC

Portland, ME - EnviroVantage, an environmental remediation and demolition company based in Epping, N.H., was hired to perform a vast amount of demolition and remediation services throughout the Cumberland County Civic Center arena in Portland. EnviroVantage removed over 10,000 tons of concrete debris from the various areas of this project which has been sent off for recycling as well as many tons of reinforcing and structural steel. EnviroVantage vice president of sales Vincent Marcisso and project manager Dave Massaro have been on-site continuously working with Cianbro and other subcontractors to ensure that safe and effective project procedures are followed. Built in 1977 at a cost of $8 million, The Cumberland County Civic Center has been a Maine staple for many different events like trade shows, concerts, and, of course, its favorite ice hockey team, The Portland Pirates. The CCCC is located in downtown Portland on the hill between Spring and Free streets within walking distance to many restaurants, hotels, and the very popular Portland waterfront. After nearly 35 years of service, a task force was formed to look into the renovation of the civic center to modernize the facility.

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Rendering of CCCC The plans to update proposed an addition of premium seating, expanded concourses to include more restrooms, concessions areas and merchandise zones. Other amenities desired were a larger ticket lobby, private suites and club seating, team offices, administrative offices, and new locker rooms. The plans also call for major exterior improvements to improve accessibility and exterior appearance. In November of 2011 the CCCC board approved the proposed plans and The Cianbro Companies out of Pittsfield, Maine were hired as the construction manager. With a $33 million budget, groundbreaking took place on August 22, 2012. Since then work has moved along steadily until a recent three month delay due to the hockey team’s playoff schedule. The Cumberland County Civic Center restoration project is estimated to be completed for the upcoming 2013 hockey season.

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News CBC Event Calendar Announced

Viking Selects Scholarship Recipient

Bridgeport, CT - Jessica Elliott of Casselberry, Fla., was selected as the second recipient of the Viking Construction Education Scholarship. Elliott is entering Yale University to earn her master’s degree in architecture and to pursue a career in architecture and design for public and community spaces, including lowincome housing. Viking project manager Anthony Gaglio, Jr. joined Dan Montanaro, assistant project manager at Viking and Anthony Gaglio, Jr., Jessica Elliott, and Dan scholarship committee member, to Montanaro present the $4,000 award to Elliott. 2012 as part of its efforts to support the next Viking Construction, of Bridgeport, generation of construction professionals. created the annual scholarship program in

Vaillancourt Earns LEP Designation

Middletown, CT - Amy for many high profile projects. Vaillancourt, a project manager She also regularly prepares rewho works out of Tighe & Bond’s ports and funding applications, Middletown office, recently provides public outreach, and earned the distinction of becoming completes EPA required docua Licensed Environmental Profesments. She is currently working sional (LEP). She has more than with the city of Middletown to 12 years of experience completing redevelop the former Remingenvironmental assessments and reton Rand industrial site into a mediation projects in Connecticut. commercial office condominiVaillancourt um complex. She is also workThese credentials demonstrate her expertise in contaminated site remediation. ing with the town of Enfield to redevelop a Vaillancourt, who focuses primarily former brownfield site that will become the on state and federally funded brownfield future home of the Thompsonville Transit projects, has completed numerous invento- Center – a transportation hub including ries and site assessments, as well as pro- bus, taxi, rail, and other shuttle services vided remediation planning and oversight, that is expected to revitalize Enfield.


Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC)has set its 2013/2014 event calendar: 2013: 9/23: 18th Annual Robert J. LeFloch CBC Golf Outing and Scholarship Fund Raiser. Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington. 10/8: UConn – Where to next? Hear the growth plans and investment in our flagship university from UConn’s Master Planner, Laura Crukshank. 11/12: Diversity in the Workplace – Strategic initiatives, trends, and opportunities. Your prospective client base and staff pool are changing. If you prepare, they will come, regardless of age, gender, physical abilities, religion, ethnicity, culture, and more. 12/10: Spotlight on CBC Project Team Award Winner. Hear about best practice and tips to embarking on an award-winning project. 2014: 1/14: Construction Claims – lessons learned, lessons earned. Learn from a panel of professionals the lessons learned

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High-Profile: Connecticut Facilities Development News

KBE Completes Tower Renos

New Haven, CT - KBE Building Corporation has completed the fifth phase of renovations on the Tower One/Tower East assisted living community in New Haven. Tower One, which opened in 1971, has been undergoing renovations since 2000, while Tower East, which opened in 1982, has been under renovation since 2012. The work is sponsored by the New Haven Jewish Community Housing Corporation. The multi-year, multi-phase project consists of six phases that have converted approximately 40% of the 336 apartments in the two towers into assisted living units. The work has been performed in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assisted Living Conversion Process (ALCP). At a cost of approximately $7 million, the first phase of the project renovated 40 apartments and constructed a 6,000sf dining room, a covered drop-off, a main entrance area, and one floor of resident services and administrative offices.

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The $2 million second phase renovated 20 apartments, the $4.2 million third phase converted 24 apartments, and the $5 million fourth phase renovated four studio apartments into three ALCP units on each of eight floors and added an exterior elevator. At a total cost of $2.3 million, the fifth phase of renovations consisted of 14 apartment conversions on Tower East, two each on seven floors, plus kitchen renovations that included a new walk-in freezer and a walk-in refrigerator. “We’re proud that the Tower One work was the first ALCP project in the entire country – for which we’ve received four separate HUD grants – and we’re very appreciative that KBE has been with us from day one,” said Mark Garilli, president and Back row, l-r: Michelle McNeil, People’s United; Mike Marcinek, Fletcher Thompson; CEO of Tower One/Tower East. Terry O’Connor, Cardinal Sheehan Ctr; Beth Gabriel, Service Mgmt. & SSC; and Mike The next (6th) phase of construction Kolakowski, KBE. Middle row, l-r: Ashley Bond, Angel Melendez, Roberto Castro, for Tower One will begin in September Pedro Reyes, and Milanis Mejia. Front row, l-r: Kaylah Melendez, Tajai Griffin, Chaz 2013, and include six floors of renovations, Wilson, Navaeh Spears, Jade Deus, and Aianna Hamilton. with two ALCP conversions per floor, at a Bridgeport, CT - Volunteers from Cardinal Sheehan board member; Michelle cost of $1.6 million. KBE Building Corporation and Fletcher McNeil, People’s United Bank senior vice Thompson donated over 300 backpacks president of human resources; and Beth and assorted school supplies to children in Gabriel, Service Management Group & need at the Cardinal Shehan Center Sum- SSC Inc. executive assistant. to the other entrants. mer Day Camp. Representatives of several other Ranked number 82, BL Companies is The backpacks were filled with pens, companies, including Team Epic Comthe only Connecticut-based firm recognized pencils, notebooks, and other school sup- pany, Victor Advertising, WB Mason, Peoas one of the 100 fastest-growing in 2013. plies, and were distributed to the children ple’s United Bank & Service Management “We are truly honored to be named at the end of the camp’s session on August Group, and BIC Corporation, also contribto the Zweig Letter 2013 Hot Firm List,” 9. uted backpacks and boxes of supplies. said Carolyn Stanworth, BL president and KBE’s donation was part of its chariAttendants of the presentation inCEO. Formal recognition will be held at cluded: Mike Kolakowski, KBE princi- table initiative 50 Ways to Make a DifferThe Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference pal and CEO; Mike Marcinek, Fletcher ence, launched in 2009 to celebrate KBE’s October 24-25, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. Thompson managing partner and CFO/ 50th year in business.

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How BIM is Changing the Construction Industry by Marcia Kellogg BIM is about unlocking the power of information. Building information modeling (or BIM), is becoming more widely recognized in the construction industry. This technology provides a digital, 3D representation of the building process used to facilitate exchange of information in digital format for the entire project team. BIM facilitates a cultural shift toward collaboration. This technology is Kellogg cutting edge in the industry; however, the most important thing to consider about BIM is that there must be an internal culture that supports collaboration and the practical use of these tools. BIM facilitates a much higher level of coordination among the clients, and design and construction team. However, there must be a cultural shift from the traditional design-bid build methodology which typically leads to adversarial relationships between the architect and the contractor, to a spirit of total team collaboration which is inherent in the process. The value of the relationships among team members should not be underestimated. BIM provides both tangible and intangible cost savings. Adding the power of virtual design coordination provides tangible examples of enhanced constructability and value management, as well as

the efficiency for prefabricated assemblies. Time and space clashes between various disciplines are much more readily identified in 3D; identifying and fixing these issues ahead of time has been one of the most utilized aspects of BIM technology and easily saves a project thousands of dollars and weeks of wasted time waiting for components to be fabricated. 3D visualization supports the design and construction industry with these aforementioned “direct” (or tangible) savings and “indirect” (or intangible) savings resulting from minimized deBecton Center for Engineering: 3D model, under construction and completed project sign and on-site construction time and associated administrative and general analyses and calculating project staffing reThe BIM empowered A/E/C profesconditions costs. quirements. sion will invariably be composed of indiBIM is much more than creating a 3D With BIM there is still somewhat of viduals with ranges of technical skills and model. Adding 4D (time) and 5D (cost) pro- a fear of the unknown. Many profession- professional experiences from different vides the ability to demonstrate how rede- als within the industry have not embraced generations. This multi-generational, ad hoc sign impacts the program and budget. This the full potential of the technology and are team depicts how the Gen Xer is a likely fit technology is becoming more prevalent be- only using 3D to provide an enhanced proj- for this revolution, how the Baby Boomer cause it maximizes BIM’s potential in the ect rendering. The barriers of data owner- has to adapt to survive, and how the Mildesign and construction process, particu- ship and intellectual property still remain. lennials are poised to transform BIM from a larly in the preconstruction phase of a proj- However, the careful selection of partners novel process to an industry norm. Designect. 4D helps to answer the question: What will ensure that it works because all have a ers and builders at all levels of the profesimpact will this change have on the sched- similar collaborative philosophy – that they sion have been impacted by the emergence ule? More importantly, what will the impact will reap long-term benefits by creating sus- of BIM. be on the end users and project stakehold- tainable relationships with each other and This shift, with a heavy reliance on ers? 5D integrates the estimate model with their clients. Based on where the construc- technology and input from builders during Timberline Estimating and MS Excel and tion industry is headed, there will eventually the design process, will empower a new provides a visual quantity take off. 5D iden- be a transformational change as the trend to- generation of A/E/C professionals and adtifies design changes and updates quanti- ward integration across the entire life span vance them into leadership positions very ties in real time. Put another way, 5D is a of a project becomes greater from concept, early in their careers. visual estimator with a Timberline database. to construction, to operation, and ultimately Marcia Kellogg is marketing man5D also assists with developing cash flow decommissioning. ager at Standard Builders.

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High-Profile: News

Milestone Completes Manchester Reno CMK Architects

The old hall was completely renovated. Manchester, NH - Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc. of Concord has completed the renovations to the Odd Fellows Hall Building at 434 Lake Ave for the city of Manchester. The historic building, which dates back to the early 1900s was completely renovated and will be the new home of the Manchester Community Resource Center, Inc., and the organization of Immigrant and Refugee Success and The Way Home. The project was designed by CMK Architects P.A of Manchester. Odd Fellows Hall Building


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Braintree, MA - Integrated Builders, Inc. has completed the new 300 Granite Street lobby in Braintree, an 89,466sf office building built in 1985. Sun Life Financial acquired the property in 2001and spent $1.5 million on the project in an effort to make the Class A building competitive in both the South Shore and the Boston office property markets. Integrated Builders updated 8,000sf of the property, including the lobby, bathrooms, and common hallway areas. The new renovation gives 300 Granite Street a competitive edge, with new elevator cabs and ADA upgraded bathrooms, that can be compared to downtown Boston office towers or five–star hotels. The vaulting four-story atrium in the lobby was the focal point of the renovation; skylights were added to the atrium and reflect light upon granite columns and tiger maple, which replaced previous old oak

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Hoffmann Mobile Website Awarded

Hamden, CT - Hoffmann Architects, Inc., an architecture and engineering firm with offices in Hamden, won First Place for Mobile Website in the 2013 Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Marketing Communications Awards. Developed with Jackrabbit Design of Milton, Mass., the website showcases HoffThe award-winning momann’s projects and services bile site - smartphone and provides quick access to - www.hoffarch.com.

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High-Profile: News

GMI Completes Temple Torat Yisrael

East Greenwich - Temple Torat Yisrael was recently completed in East Greenwich. Initially designed by GMI Architects in association with Michael Landau Architects of Princeton, N.J., GMI of Boston and Bristol was ultimately retained to complete the final design work, construction documents, and manage construction administration. The project was sent out for bids with final award given to Pascack Builders of East Greenwich. The new building site is set back from Middle Road in the wooded area of old growth trees. A new driveway leads back to the 18,000sf temple and parking for 68 cars. A large social hall, library, and chapel compose the majority of the program. The 220 seat sanctuary exhibits six 20-foot high windows. The sanctuary can be expanded by opening a 13-ft. high operable wall to the social hall, enabling a total of over 650 seats. As a reception space, the social hall affords 240 seats with tables. An 800sf patio provides social events with a direct connection to the easterly conservation land. A library will support the education program with nearly floor-to-ceiling

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windows facing the sanctuary. The 50-seat chapel will be utilized for smaller services and special events. These major program spaces are connected by the west-facing main lobby that provides an interior social space for multiple occasions. The main entry and education wing are connected to a large exterior entry patio. The temple’s west wing contains the education and administrative program. An open multipurpose space is surrounded by six classrooms, four of which can be expanded into two larger classrooms utilizing accordion walls. A small service kitchen and separate bathrooms accompany the education spaces. The building is constructed of masonry block with a steel roof. The decorative masonry façades are patterned with ground and split face blocks, creating a striated horizontal appearance.

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Chestnut Hill, MA - Kaplan Construction of Boston has been selected to build two new additions for Miltons The Store for Men in Chestnut Hill. It is the second time in 15 years that the two companies have collaborated on a major construction project at this location. Kaplan will begin a major renovation to the Miltons flagship store this summer. The work includes exterior improvements on all elevations including a new two-story, steel frame and glass façade entrance, added display windows, and new tile and EIFS finishes. The new entrance design will enhance the store’s connection to the adjacent Chestnut Hill Square project. A second, two-story addition will

also be constructed to house new fitting rooms and a lounge area, as well as stock and display space. Also included in the project are select back-of-house renovations and updated finishes to the more than 10,000sf sales floor. Architectural design is being provided by Arrowstreet Inc., with Kaplan responsible for the design-build engineering of the mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing systems. With construction slated for completion in time for Thanksgiving, Kaplan will be working on an accelerated, phased work schedule this summer and fall. Miltons will remain open during the construction.

Bangor, ME - The Cross Family, founders and owners of Cross Insurance, one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England, has been named the recipient of this year’s Major Achievements in Construction Award from the Associated General Contractors of Maine (AGC Maine) for its efforts to advance the construction industry in the Pine Tree State. The Cross Family is the first family to receive AGC Maine’s highest honor,

which has traditionally been presented to an individual. Cross Insurance Agency President Royce Cross accepted the award during AGC Maine’s annual summer outing at Point Lookout in Northport in August on behalf of the entire Cross Insurance family, that includes 96-year-old patriarch and founder Woodrow Cross, executive vice president Brent Cross, and executive vice president Jonathan Cross.

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High-Profile: Facilities Development News

NAWIC Hosts a Summer Social

Boston - Members of The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Boston Chapter 15 recently gathered at the Seaport Boston Hotel to hear keynote Lisa A. Nickerson, principal of Nickerson PR, speak on relevant topics and trends in public relations and social media in relation to A/E/C industries. Nickerson presented topics of risk management planning, managing crisis public relations, and the important aspects of social media in the industry today. Nickerson engaged with audience members for questions and feedback, that led to a dialogue about the usage of social media across all generations. Special guest Nancy Schön, sculptor of the “Make Way for Ducklings” in the Boston Public Gardens, commented about her hesitance to use social media and the various platforms, while Stacy Gomm, Turner Construction Company, stated that social media is the best way to communicate with the younger generations. The event related key topics and trends in public relations and social media

l-r: NAWIC Boston President Susan McCabe-Messier, Lisa A. Nickerson, and Nancy Schön to A/E/C industry in a language that was comprehensive to the entire audience. Susan McCabe-Messier, CampbellMcCabe, Inc., president of Boston NAWIC, noted that this event marked the last summer calendar event as well as the most well attended NAWIC event of the year. The first event in the fall will be headed by future president of NAWIC Boston, Kourtney Thomas of J.C. Cannistraro.

Griffin Completes Med Ctr Upgrade Steffian Bradley Architects

Ayer, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. recently completed an electrical upgrade at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer. A member of the Steward Health Care System, the Nashoba Valley Medical Center serves 11 communities, with departments for emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, and general surgery. The electrical upgrade to the facility included a new 2,500 amp, 277/480v

switchboard, two 300KW generators, lighting, power and a fire alarm system, in addition to the refeed of an existing 120/208v switchboard. The upgrade was made to the facility’s main and emergency electrical rooms. The construction team included general contractor, Dennis DiGiando Corporation, of Milford, along with architect, Steffian Bradley Architects, of Boston, and electrical engineer, Engineered Building Systems, Inc., of Derry, NH.

Abbot Restores Building Façade Boston - Abbot Building Restoration recently restored the façade of a four-story brick and precast stone residential building at 1-5 Peterborough Street in the Fenway section of Boston. The building had experienced severe deterioration over the years, particularly to the precast stone headers, sills, lower bands, and upper dental bands. To address the situation, the owner contracted the consulting firm of Garofalo Design Associates to oversee the restoRestored façade of 1-5 Peterborough St. ration. The general repair conAll of the precast stones were coated tract was awarded to Landmark with an elastomeric coating to provide a Structures Corporation, of Woburn, who uniform appearance. To finish the restorasubcontracted with Abbot to perform the tion, Abbot repointed sections of the brick exterior masonry portion of the restoration. façade to match the original color while Abbot removed and replaced the damcarefully blending the mortar to the adjoinaged precast stones and bands with specially ing surfaces that were not re-pointed. fabricated precast stones to match the profiles of the existing stonework.

Milestone Completes Watts Facility Turner Engineer

Franklin, NH - Milestone Engineering & Construction, Inc. of Concord has recently completed the Watts Water Technologies’ new WEFCO no-lead foundry at the company’s Franklin facility. The H.L. Turner Group of Concord provided the engineering for the project.

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High-Profile: People

MorrisSwitzer Staff Promotions

MorrisSwitzer-Environments for Health announced the following staff promotions: Ahmed Mahious was promoted to senior associate. He brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare project planning and Mahious management. Prior to joining MorrisSwitzer, he served as project manager and medical planner at Tsoi/Kobus & Associates. Bruce Anderson AIA, CSI,CCS, LEED AP, was promoted to senior associate. He is the company’s most Krause senior technical architect. Anderson has joint responsibility for managing all of the firm’s technical staff. Jon Boyd, AIA, LEED AP, was promoted to associate. He has over 20 years of healthcare architecture experience and has served as project manager on a number of healthcare projects throughout the state of Maine. Keith Krause, AIA, was promoted to senior associate. He has 22 years of professional experience as project manager on a variety of projects, including new and remodel construction. William Brothers was promoted to associate. He has 13 years of professional experience and currently focuses on design for MorrisSwitzer. Jennifer Lane was promoted to senior staff architect. She is a registered architect with over 11 years of experience and is proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, and BIM. Kimberly Wilson was promoted to





Vitti Wilson staff architect. She has been part of the company’s team for four years. Her projects have included large scale hospitals and medical office buildings. She has been an office leader in the LEED certification process. Kylie Vitti was promoted to staff architect. She has been part of the MorrisSwitzer team since 2005. Her projects vary from medical office buildings to large scale children’s hospitals, often providing creative solutions to planning and design.

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Cannistraro Promotes Mierzejewski

Watertown, MA - J.C. Cannistraro, LLC recently announced the promotion of Joe Mierzejewski, LEED AP, to the role of plumbing division manager. He joined the Cannistraro team in 2005 and has served as both project manager and coordination manager in his tenure at the firm. In his new role, he is re-

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sponsible for the supervision of all plumbing project management, coordination, prefabrication, and field staff. Throughout his 14+ year career in the construction industry, Mierzejewski has managed notable projects including the Ames Boston Hotel, Atlantic Wharf, and the Novartis Cambridge Campus Expansion.

Boston - Shawmut Design brings over 17 years of industry and Construction announced two experience to Shawmut. He new hires at the West Springfield has extensive experience in all office. Steven Salamon has been facets of construction, overseeappointed project manager, and ing projects at UMass Amherst, Thomas Munson assistant projSmith College, and Holyoke ect manager, bolstering its West Community College. Springfield office. Recently appointed asAs project manager, Salsistant project manager Thomas amon will be responsible for the Munson was previously emMierzejewski Salamon daily operations of Shawmut’s ployed at Whiting Turner Confield and office teams as well as tracting Company as project managing the preconstruction and con- engineer, where he worked with clients inWoburn, MA - Allen & Major Asso- designer is Stephen Mayer, E.I.T. struction phases on academic and institu- cluding United Illuminating Company and ciates, Inc. (A&M) announced the addition Joining A&M as part of the structural tional projects. A former lead estimator and King Low Heywood Thomas School. of several new associates. division is Vanessa Farella, whose respon- project manager at Marois Construction, he A&M’s civil division has added Ste- sibilities include structural steel and wood ven Chouinard, PE, and Michael Maly- design and analysis, structural calculations, nowski, PE, as project managers. and plan review and specifications. They are responsible for design, Rounding out the new additions Boston - Jones Lang LaSalle has tor at Steffian Bradley Architects, where permitting and compliance, construction is Elcin Simseck who plays a key role in added six new members to the New Eng- she led all marketing efforts. administration, project delivery, and coor- A&M’s growth plans for the landscape Derrick Chery has joined the team land Construction team: dination. architecture division. Josh Berman, LEED AP, has joined as an assistant construction manager. He Also joining the civil team as project the team as senior construction manager. brings six years of construction experience He brings seven years of construction and on projects ranging from $25 million to development experience on a variety of $250 million. His most recent project was Boston - Daniel P. Boudreau has re- Superior, New Engprojects, including restaurants, retail, and a 17-story high-rise for Berklee College, cently started at Marr Scaffolding Com- land territory. mixed-use and residential developments. which he worked on while at Lee Kennedy pany as scaffold sales representative for His skills in He comes to JLL from Brookline Devel- Company. southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, standard modular Drew Dana has joined the team as opment Corporation, where he was VP of Cape Cod and the Islands. scaffolding, systems an estimator. He comes to JLL from Tocci development. Previously employed by Marr Scaf- scaffolding, scaffold Alison Scott has joined the team Building Companies where he was a cost folding from 2000 to 2008, Boudreau enclosures, and trash as marketing manager for the construc- engineer. broadened his knowledge base and range chutes complement Greg Steele has joined the team as an tion and project and development services of experience with sales and manage- Marr Scaffolding’s groups. With over eight years of experience estimator. He comes to JLL from American ment opportunities in scaffold and shoring experience and exin the A/E/C industry, Scott brings a wealth Contractors Corp. where he was an estimaBoudreau at Thyssenkrupp Safway, Framingham; pertise in scaffold of knowledge and marketing expertise. She tor. EFCO Forms, Marlboro, NJ; and Dayton design, engineering and installation. spent the last five years as marketing direc-

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Nitsch Engineering Welcomes Two

Boston - Nitsch Engineering announced that Jamie Gayton, PLS, and Mark Siegrist, PLS, have joined the firm’s surveying department as project managers. Gayton has more than 18 years of Gayton experience in the field of land surveying. He has worked with public agencies, property owners, architects, engineers, developers, and contractors to provide land surveying services on a wide range of projects. His experience includes managing surveying and mapping projects, performing network adjustments for conventional and GPS networks, calculating property line and right-ofway lines, preparing topographic and existing condition surveys. He is experienced in using Carlson Survey, AutoCAD Civil 3D, GPS, laser scanners, and robotic total stations.

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Fort Point Hires Angquist

Boston - Fort Point Project Management announced that Linda Angquist has joined the firm as project manager. In this role, she will lead renovation and relocation projects. Successes with clients such as Sanofi Genzyme and Pearson Education guarantee seamless transitions for employees moving to new work space. Prior to joining Fort Point, Angquist managed real estate projects at Astrazeneca Research & Development where she coordinated finish upgrades, furniture reconfigurations, and employee relocations.







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Boston - RODE Architects, wealth Restaurant and Market a design firm specializing in archiin Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museum in Cambridge, tecture for the urban environment, announced that Jessica Haley has and the Phoenix Academy Lawjoined the firm as an interior derence Charter School in Lawsigner. In her new role, she will be rence. responsible for the interior design Haley joins RODE from of selected projects from early ARC/Architectural Resources conceptual stages through conCambridge. In addition to her struction administration. role at RODE, she will teach Haley Haley’s current projects inInterior Design Studio 1 to unclude a new 25-story residential tower at dergraduate and graduate students at the 120 Kingston Street in Boston, Common- Boston Architectural College.

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Canton, MA - Timberline Construction Corporation announced that Aurora Cammarata has joined the team as the vice president of business development and marketing. Formerly the director of business development at Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Cammarata began her career as a marketing coordinator at RG Vanderweil Engineers. For more than 20 years she has worked for recognized A/E/C firms. She has served on several industry committees and is a past president of the SMPS Boston Chapter and a recipient of its Marketing Executive of the Year Award. William Thomson joined the Timberline Construction team as the director of preconstruction and estimating. He offers over 30 years of national construction management experience. His talent has allowed him opportu-




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September 24 Annual Golf Classic Sandy Burr Country Club, 103 Cochituate Rd., Wayland, Mass. Proceeds of the golf outing will benefit the CFMA of Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Program. Schedule of Events: 10:00-11:00 Registration 11:00 Shotgun Start 3:30 Cocktails 4:30 Dinner, awards, and prizes Register & pay online @ http://mass.cfma.org/MassBostonMA/Home/ Information: Sandy Burr Country Club (508) 358-7211 www.sandyburr.com.


Oct 2 - 4 IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo 2013 Philadelphia, Pa. IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo is the largest, most longstanding and well-respected annual conference and exposition for facility management and related professions. Each year offers a new experience, addressing challenges and strategies that are universal to every facility type, shape, and size. For more information: http://www.worldworkplace.org


Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Save the date! 93rd Annual Gala Honoring James E. Rooney, executive director, Mass. Convention Authority. Reception, Dinner, keynote Information and to register: http://www. buildingcongress.org/events.php


Monday, September 23 18th Annual Golf Outing Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington, Conn. Join us for a fun day of golf or join us for dinner while helping to raise money for the Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund. Once again, this year’s event will be an 18-hole shotgun start scramble format with various contests, lunch, door prizes, and a buffet dinner and awards and raffle prizes. Contact any member of the golf committee if you have questions or would like more information on the outing: Co-chair, Ron Goodin, Fletcher Thompson (rgoodin@ftae.com), 860240-6209. Co-chair, Marty Onorato, Robinson & Cole (monorato@rc.com), 860-2758334.

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September, 2013



insulated concrete masonry wall system Interior Finishes: Options Available

EPS short foam: Inserts overlap into the next block reducing the negative effects of thermal bridging Remove EPS short foam inserts For Rebar & Grout per engineering Middle Walls Improve Thermal Performance

Exterior Finishes: Ground Face, Polished, Shot Blasted or Satin Weathered

ng i z a m A 3 layeRs of insulation!

Off set cross webs and reduced web height: Reduce Thermal Bridging



At its core, Omni Block is a patented insulated masonry wall system that has been designed to take advantage of thermal mass and thermal lag principles in order to create a high energy efficient block wall system. This results in an Omni Block wall system with an R-Value of over 29 for a 12” block (U Factor of .034) and an R-Value of over 19 (U Factor of .051) for an 8” block. Omni Block has four main components; block, foam, rebar and grout. The blocks are installed the same way as standard CMU’s.

Market Basket - Biddeford, ME

Wide variety of architectural finishes available Standard masonry engineering Reduces HVAC tonnage Qualifies for LEED credits Mold, wind, fire and sound resistant Exceeds The International Energy Conservation Code for R-Value requirements


Boston, MA: E Street Self Storage - Four story, 700 unit self-storage building. Epping, NH: Michaels - 20,000 sf retail space. Biddeford, ME: Market Basket Supermarket 107,800 sf redevelopment. Bow, NH: Excel Incorporated - 243,500sf warehouse distribution center

For more information, samples or to schedule a 1-hour Omni Block “Lunch and Learn” please contact Ray at Genest Concrete. 1-800-649-4773 ext. 118 or Email: Ray@genest-concrete.com www.GenestArchitecture.com


September, 2013


Building Industry Consultants

Aerial view of project site

Exterior work in progress

Topping off photo 4/8/13 – KVA team (l to r): Vinnie Vadenboncoeur, site mgr, Lee Keller, project dir, David Lewek, sr. project manager; and Frank Vanzler, VP/Chief Estimator

www.high-profile.com Views of interior work in progress

Duxbury, MA-The new colocated Duxbury Middle School/High School being built by Dimeo Construction Company in Duxbury is part of the 65+ acre St. George Street campus and is being built in the area behind the existing middle school. The new $128 million school will replace the existing Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. The 322,150sf, 1,735 student school broke ground in June 2012...see page 29.

Steve Banak, sr. project manager, Dimeo Construction Company, gives a tour of the new school to faculty and teachers

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High-Profile Monthly: September 2013  

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

High-Profile Monthly: September 2013  

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