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Levi +Wong Designs Expansion for South Cove Manor
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South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (above) Exterior (below) 1st Floor Common Area...pg 22
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Exterior of South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center...pg 22
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Boston - High Profile’s Amy Davenport attended NAIOP’s March program at the Regency Hyatt in Boston: “Big is BACK: Changing The Game.” The program discussed recent developments in Boston and the future outlook for similar projects, pointing out that over the next few years, the city will witness the delivery of some of the largest, most complicated development projects in recent history. Moderating the program was Riaz A. Cassum, Senior Managing Director of HFF. The panel included Dick Friedman, president and CEO of the Carpenter & Company, Inc.; David Manfredi, principal
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Boston - Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc., (CTA) announced the appointment of Douglas H. Bell as president. Bell has over 25 years of experience at CTA. He first joined the firm as a college intern. He spent seven years as an application engineer with Bruel and Kjaer Instruments working with users throughout Europe. As a principal consultant, Bell’s primary focus has been working with clients on environmental noise and vibra® tion control issues and leading the firm’s growth in these areas. While serving as CTA president, Bell will continue to pro-
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Boston - Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) will present Boston Landing – Brighton’s Newest Neighborhood as the topic for its breakfast meeting Thursday, April 17, 2014. Boston Landing is a mixed-use development encompassing approximately 14 acres of land along the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood. It will include New Balance’s new 250,000 sq ft world-headquarter building, a boutique hotel, restaurant and retail
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Incorporating Educational Occupancies into Your Mixed-Use Facility (Part 2) by Christopher D. Howe
classified as group A3 Assembly spaces. Generally this is the case if the occupant load of the room exceeds 50 persons, or the area of the room exceeds 750 square feet. On the other hand, when an occupancy is classified as a group E occupancy it is assumed that there will be spaces with large occupant loads (such as lecture halls or auditoriums) contained within the occupancy. The code requirements applicable to group E occupancies have been developed based on this assumption. Therefore these high occupancy spaces need not be assigned a
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pated. The four occupancy classifications discussed above, listed in order of the stringency of the code requirements are: Business – group B: Adult learning environments. Educational – group E: Child care serving children older than 2 years 9 months of age, and schools serving students through grade 12. Assembly – group A: Large lecture halls within adult learning environments. Institutional – group I-4: Child care Continued on page 40
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The Fallon Company Breaks Ground on 4th Commercial Tower at Fan Pier Boston - The Fallon Company recently celebrated another major milestone at Fan Pier with a groundbreaking ceremony for 100 Northern Avenue, the fourth commercial tower on Fan Pier. The 17-story, 515,000sf, build-to-suit tower will house the Boston office of global law firm Goodwin Procter LLP. Fan Pier is one of the country’s largest privately-funded development sites, featuring three million sf of mixed-use office, residential and retail space spanning 21 acres and nine city blocks, overlooking the revitalized Boston Harbor. Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Goodwin Procter chairman Regina Pisa, Massachusetts State Representative Nick Collins, The Fallon Company president and CEO Joe Fallon, and a host of local dignitaries to celebrate the occasion. Designed by global architectural firm HOK, 100 Northern Avenue will feature 500,000sf of commercial space, 380,000 of which will be occupied by Goodwin Procter, that currently plans to relocate to the new building by Spring 2016. The building also features more than 15,000sf of premium ground floor retail space. Turner Construction is the general contractor for the project. Located adjacent to Boston’s prestigious Institute of Contemporary Art on Fan Pier and overlooking the site’s public green and six-acre marina, 100 Northern
The groundbreaking of 100 Northern Avenue is part of The Fallon Company’s next wave of development on Fan Pier. Most recently, it started construction on the site’s first residential project, Twenty Two Liberty, a 14-story, 118-residence condominium building currently under construction that will offer sweeping views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline once completed in 2015. “Today’s groundbreaking is another indication of the progress and momentum taking place at Fan Pier, and is a testament to the dynamic neighborhood being established on Boston’s waterfront,” said Fallon. “Its location, amenities and opportunities are a huge draw for some of the
world’s leading companies, like Goodwin Procter, which is looking to provide the best environment for its most important asset: its employees.” With the 100 Northern Avenue groundbreaking, Fan Pier, a joint venture of the Fallon Company and Mass Mutual as advised by Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, features five high rise structures Two Liberty, which broke ground in October 2013. When complete, the Fan Pier neighborhood will feature a total of eight contemporary commercial and residential luxury high rises, offering sweeping views and the best in dining, shopping and recreation on Boston’s historic harbor.
Newton, MA - Kaplan Construction is starting renovation work on a 12,540sf historic building in Newton. for the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI). Working with Schwartz/Silver Architects and owner’s project manager Design Technique, Inc., Kaplan will provide interior and exterior renovations to Colby Hall, located at 141 Herrick Road in Newton Centre and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction started in early March
and is expected to be complete in September 2014. The new learning center will feature seminar and meeting rooms, a lounge/ reading room with adjacent kitchen, a research library, and administrative offices. Built in 1866, Colby Hall is a Romanesque revival, second empire stone masonry building with wood framed floors, roof, and stud partitions. Kaplan will renovate and reconfigure the building’s three floors to accom-
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100 Northern Avenue Avenue will offer many compelling amenities: convenient access to public transportation including South Station, a water taxi to Boston’s Logan Airport and the financial district, Hubway bikes and easy access to several highway exchanges, as well as a myriad of dining and shopping options.
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Multi-Residential Redbrook to Replicate Neighborhood Concept by Michael Hogan Keeping up with changes in how we live our lives has always been one of the biggest challenges for the development community From the small post-World War II subdivisions, to the 1980s’ attempts to preserve open space through three-acre chunks Michael Hogan of manicured lawns, to the “McMansions” of the 1990s, to the 2000s’ return to multifamily housing with proximity to transportation hubs – we’ve always had difficulty trying to fit a wide range of buyers into a small range of options. The result has often been artificially homogeneous groupings of homes that are called “neighborhoods,” but are rarely communities. What we’ve been looking for is a way to replicate the organic growth of a village, with the diversity and comfort of a small town center, all in one place. This traditional neighborhood development concept is finally taking hold.
Welcome Center A New England example of this is Redbrook, the A.D. Makepeace Company’s new community in South Plymouth, with groundbreaking planned this spring for the first two neighborhoods, the meeting house, the village green, and village office and retail space. Interestingly, Redbrook is not the only example of a true village approach in the town the Pilgrims founded nearly 400 years ago. On the other side of Route 3, Exit 3, our friends at The Pinehills advanced the notion of a mixed-use New England village in New England, intro-
ducing the concept to the town in 1997. It’s no coincidence that our 2,000acre Redbrook and the Pinehills’ 3,000 acres coexist in what is, by far, Massachusetts’ largest municipality. Because the biggest challenge in creating a modern version of a traditional village is the space to fit the different elements comfortably. The outdoors is of utmost importance at Redbrook, because the village is designed to appeal to a variety of buyers – and renters, and business owners – whose common interest is the environment around them. The dozen neighborhoods
of Redbrook will be connected to the Village Center, and each other, through a network of walking trails. The Agawam River, meandering alongside historic Makepeace cranberry bogs at the edge of Myles Standish State Forest, creates a nearly unbroken kayak trek into Buttermilk Bay. The profiles of people who will find this village appealing is striking, and their housing needs are diverse. Empty-nesters want maintenance-free living with plenty of space and privacy for when the grandkids come to stay. Young couples want to be able to walk to the coffee shop, and drive to work in Boston. Parents want a quick workout at our full-service YMCA before walking home from the after-school program with their children. Our village can accommodate them all, in much the same way traditional neighborhoods did a century ago. At Redbrook, we will integrate not only a wide variety of housing types, along with commercial uses, but we are introducing an agricultural element as well. The A.D. Makepeace Company is one of the world’s largest cranberry growers, and some of our most scenic and proContinued on page 14
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Phase 2 Expansion Completed for Elderly Housing Provincetown, MA New residents began moving this month into 38 independent living units added to the Seashore Point elderly housing project under a Phase 2 construction program completed by Delphi Construction, the General Contractor. Phase 1 construction completed in Sept. 2012 Conceptual rendering of Phase 2 of Seashore Point included a 41-bed nursing home, 43 independent living assisted living facility serving the elderly units for people 55 and older, and an outon the outer Cape. It includes a total of patient rehabilitation facility. 300,000sf. Seashore Point is now the largest
Wallace Renovates 48-Unit Building Boston – Wallace Property Company is nearing the completion of a three-story, 48-unit brick building renovation in Dorchester. Wallace acquired the property from the Mayo Group in for a purchase price of $5.34 million. The project includes renovations of kitchens and bathrooms, new floorings, and upgrading interiors and common areas, among other improvements. “These units are located in an area where we own more than 35 other prop-
Newly renovated apartments erties ,” said Robert Wallace, president of the company. “We specialize in buying residential properties, upgrading and improving them for the maximum comfort and convenience of our tenants and to maximize returns for our investors.
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ductive bogs are located within Redbrook. We have experience with this integration in a manner that enhances both property values and quality of life. We envision homeowners relaxing on their deck, gazing out over bright red berries floating in a flooded bog, or walking the trails along the farm on the way to the river. In Plymouth, town meeting voters have been up to the challenge of thinking about how their zoning regulations shape their town, and their lives. Take a look at your own town’s zoning code and you will likely find prohibitions against retail stores in residential neighborhoods, some three-acre zoning, acres of required park-
ing around commercial space, and oversized subdivision street layouts. These factors have made our communities less and less walkable and less environmentally sustainable. Plymouth officials and voters saw a way around that and endorsed plans that will channel development into places that are like traditional villages, only better. More other communities are beginning to look differently at the way zoning shapes their futures, and many of us in the development community agree: It’s time to build communities that truly capture the rhythms of our lives. Michael Hogan is president and CEO of The A.D. Makepeace Company
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the 1980 figure of 32,194. There are more than 5.4 million people in the United States currently affected by Alzheimers/Dementia (AD). That number is expected to increase fourfold by the year 2050. 10-20% of people age 65 and older have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). It’s estimated that as many as 15% of those individuals progress from MCI to dementia each year. Considering that the average resident age in assisted living communities is now 86.9 years, and 50% of residents in skilled nursing homes are 75 years and older, then statistically a great proportion of seniors in both assisted and skilled communities are affected by either MCI or A/D. Additionally, increased physical frailty increases dramatically in persons in their 80’s and older. Most of the new projects on which I have been asked to consult involve renovations of, additions to, or new construction of Alzheimer/Dementia communities. Clearly, providers are both responding to and anticipating the growing demand for housing for this population. The frustration for all is the lack of knowledge and training required to address aging residents’ physical, psycho-social, environmental, and cognitive needs. When asked for my observations of a newly constructed assisted living/memo-
ry care community, I commented on how a particular carpet pattern that was specified in all the assisted living common areas may be unsafe for residents due to its’ bold serpentine pattern and strong visual color contrast. The response given was that fact only pertained to residents with cognitive impairment or A/D. The reality is that while age related vision changes are exacerbated by brain changes in residents with Alzheimers/Dementia, depth perception and other age related eye issues can start as early as our 40’s and 50’s. The contrast between light and dark colors in flooring patterns may cause “visual cliffing” making the dark colors recede, and the lighter colors become prominent. The net result can be an appearance of differing heights in flooring, causing missteps and falls. Contrast is, however, critical when defining vertical and horizontal planes. For example, there needs to be a definitive contrast between the flooring and the wall/ base, chair seats and flooring, etc. Long corridors with “matching” carpet, base, and wall paint all the same color makes it difficult for residents to define the true floor height. Acoustics in these communities are also often overlooked. Dealing with loud and disruptive noise levels can be physically and emotionally challenging to the hearing impaired, and may result in what is perceived as behavioral issues
in the cognitively impaired. Vaulted or high ceilings may look beautiful, but can create loud, overstimulating spaces when not properly designed for the associated sounds of music, kitchen noises, loud conversations, call systems, etc. Designing communities for an aging population that provide an environment of safety, empowerment, and dignity is paramount. The built environment has tremendous impact on the population in general, but becomes even more critical when those who reside within are experiencing physical, cognitive, and psycho-social challenges. Yes, we want communities to be attractive, but conveying a sense of home, while enhancing resident safety and security is imperative to a successful project and community. In the rush to capitalize on the burgeoning senior population and what we feel will be required from just an amenity perspective, we need to be responsible in our roles as designers of senior living environments through on-going education and evidence-based design. Ann Melite is Principal of Melite Design, LLC, a design firm based in Canton, CT, focused solely on the consultation and design of senior living environments. Ann holds a master degree in Gerontology and is a certified dementia practitioner.
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Cedar Hill’s Valued Partner - Congress Building Company Windsor, Vt. – Mary Louise Sayles and her daughter, Patricia Horn, co-owners and operators of the Cedar Hill CCRC in Windsor, Vt., had created a very prominent and successful senior living community. They achieved the highest ranking for their nursing home – five-stars – and enjoyed an excellent reputation for quality of care, but they needed to expand their assisted living and alzheimer’s space to accommodate new residents. While the owners wanted a HUD 232 loan to help finance the project, the original project team lacked expertise on HUD 232 mechanics and implications. What was needed was a clear understanding of budgetary targets and how they affected the construction financing, the equity required, and the appraisal information. The lender wanted to optimize construction financing and needed accurate costs to underwrite the project. Eventually, rising prices rendered the appraisal, market study and costs invalid and outdated, putting the project on hold. Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community Groundbreaking The instincts of the original team were to simply cut costs, but when evaluating the HUD maximum loan criteria with the lender it became apparent that cost cutting beyond the necessary thresh-
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team with Lynnfield Initiatives for Elders, Inc. We have been working with them on this project since Market Street was conceived and now to see the buildings going up is very satisfying,” said David O’Sullivan AIA, president of O’Sullivan Architects, Inc. The mixed-use development spans 6.5 acres of land on Market Street in Lynnfield. Tocci’s project is the third expansion of the development for L.I.F.E, a non-profit organization that develops residential units for individuals and couples age 55 and older. As quality of life improves and life expectancy extends, the demand for competitive senior housing increases. Tocci’s range of senior living experience (from luxury senior
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Helping Communities Grow by Dan Tuttle Making additions and improvements to a senior care environment requires that attention be paid to the needs of administrators as well as residents. Many trends are clear in the development of continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), from the rethinking of communal spaces as something closer to retail environments to more home-like living spaces. If you were building a 2014-style CCRC from the ground up, that would be your starting point. But for owners of the many CCRCs that date from a previous generation (or even two), things are seldom so simple. New buildings have to mesh within the campus plan, with a certain synergy maintained between old and new/ Our experience at Elim Park bears this out. Our association with the Cheshire, Conn., community began more than 20 years ago with a 58,000sf building comprising 40 independent living apartments and has continued through four other residential buildings, a physical therapy wing, a wellness center with pool, skilled nursing and rehab renovations, dining rooms and bistros, administrative suites and even a car barn. In each new residence, the apartments have grown slightly more lavish and comparatively larger — a shift toward two-bedroom
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by Tom Quinlan There are renovation projects and then there are renovation projects in a fully operational assisted living facility. Same work but a completely different animal. Back in 2002, the big initial wave of construction of new assisted living facilities settled down and it was time to look at renovation. Our company was working for a national provider of assisted living facilities on a small exterior project when we were asked to develop a scope for complete interior refurbishment. My comment was “Scope is simple—you’d better consider process.” The facilities manager stopped dead in his tracks and asked “Why?”.
The answer to that question is also simple. Unlike hotels or dorms or apartments, assisted living facilities are 24-hour-a-day functional facilities. There is no “off time.” So we sat down and began to develop a strategy for the renovation. If you look closely at an assisted living facility, it resembles a small, contained town. This particular renovation would be affecting the lives of 120. So, how do you do that safely and with minimal disruption to the daily activities of residents and staff? The most obvious answer is communication. There has to be a communication on all levels. For starters, pre-construction Continued on page 21
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Cutler Completes Brightview Country Club Heights by Rebecca Lane Geary Cutler Associates of Worcester, Mass. and Tampa, Fla., recently completed a $1.7 million multi-phase renovation and memory support conversion for Brightview Senior Living, based in Baltimore, Md. As construction manager, Cutler worked closely with the Portsmouth, N.H. architectural firm JSA Inc., to transform Brightview’s award-winning Country Club Heights independent and assisted living community in Woburn, MA. Located on the fifth green of the Woburn Country Club public golf course, Brightview Country Club Heights offers vibrant assisted living. For the initial project phase, Cutler was hired to renovate several apartments located throughout the community. Phase one had an aggressive eight-week schedule in order to meet the start date of the second phase. Materials procurement in advance of the project start allowed for that schedule to be met. In the second phase, residents were relocated and the entire second floor was converted to a secure memory-care neighborhood. Country Club Height’s new Wellspring Village® consists of 24 apartments, activity, dining and living room spaces, and a new exterior deck.
New dining room at Brightview Country Club Heights The secure and supportive environment is specifically designed for the needs of those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other memory limitations. Maureen McNamara, Brightview’s regional director of operations, affirms, “Residents and families are thoroughly enjoying all of the new spaces.” As with most building renovations,
there were challenges to be met. Since the new dementia neighborhood was being constructed directly above the building’s community space, the logistics of completing this work in an occupied facility was a major challenge. However, with careful planning, activities in the first floor public areas continued and daily routines saw minimal disruption. Another
challenge faced was in bringing construction up to current building code. Finally, working with the existing pre-cast plank construction presented its own set of challenges, particularly given the scope of this renovation. With teamwork and good planning the 28-week project schedule was adhered to. Based in Baltimore, Md., Brightview Senior Living, LLC opened its first senior living community in Maryland in 1999. Today, Brightview offers 28 communities in seven states: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. The communities include independent living, assisted living and memory care options. The Country Club Heights project is one example of how senior living providers are growing and changing to keep up with the increasing demand for – and specialized needs related to, housing options for our country’s rapidly growing senior population. By way of example, Cutler has three memory support conversion projects currently in progress and has completed five others over the past three years. Rebecca Lane Geary, is director of marketing at Cutler Associates, Inc.
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The residences at Wingate Holliston, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) has recently completed the electrical installation work at The Residences at Wingate in Needham, MA. Part of the Wingate Healthcare system, this design-build project developed by Continental Wingate included an 82,000 sf, 3-story assisted living facility with a 30,000 sf, lower-level garage. The 91-unit building was set-up as a “campus” environment, in order to transition residents as their care needs change. Twelve independent living units, with 42 assisted living and 37 assisted living for individ-
uals with Alzheimer’s and memory loss, encompass the facility. Electrical work on-site performed by the Griffin Electric team included the installation of power, lighting, telecommunications, security, CATV, emergency generator, fire alarm, wander guard and nurse call systems. General contractor Callahan Inc. of Bridgewater, along with architect, The Architectural Team, of Chelsea, and electrical engineer, Verne G. Norman Associates, of Weymouth, led the project to completion.
by Michael Kerwin New technologies and new initiatives are changing how and where seniors are spending their “golden” years. Seniors staying in their homes keeps them in a familiar and comfortable setting, Michael Kerwin often at a lower cost than traditional senior care facilities. With modern families geographically dispersed, the ability to stay in touch and “keep an eye on” Mom or Dad can be difficult. Emerging technologies and user interfaces can make the goal of “aging in place” a safe and practical reality. Pervasive wireless connectivity, cellular, and Internet access will be key to making aging in place a success. These new “enabling” technologies address the key areas of communications, monitoring, and management. Easy and effective communications is required to keep seniors connected to people, services, and the community (their village). Communications with family and extended family can be facilitated by telephone, video calls, emails, texting and
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Buzzards Bay, MA Despite a difficult winter, work continues on schedule on Keystone Place, the new assisted living facility under construction at 218 Main St. in Buzzards Bay. Delphi Construction is the general contractor for the project scheduled to be completed in Feb. 2015. Keystone Place will include 31 independent living units, 55 assisted living units ,and 20 memory care units with a total of 107,377sf.
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Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation and Care Center by Anthony Papantonis The senior living market is realizing significant growth in many areas of the country and the northeast is no exception. New communities are being developed throughout the region offering a range of services especially in memory care. New developments Anthony Papantonis continue to create pressure on existing communities to renovate and expand their services of care in order to maintain high census levels and remain attractive to the discerning tastes of boomers and their parents. As owners and developers qualify key project team disciplines for future developments, selecting a well-qualified construction management (CM) firm will pay dividends. Engaging an experienced senior living CM provides significant value to the owner in many ways. For starters, a seasoned CM can provide the design team with budget estimates based on initial preliminary drawings as well as recent senior living project data allowing for better decisions and design adjustments to be made before reaching the construction document level of investment. Better yet, some project teams may decide before any drawings are produced, to collaborate with the contractor to design to a detailed estimate and continuously update the estimate as the design progresses. This Lean project delivery approach provides accurate, early project pricing and reduces the significant costs associated with redesign and schedule delays. A knowledgeable CM can also offer real time constructability feedback during the design process to ensure a smooth transition into the construction phase of a project. Constructability reviews allow the contractor to explore project-specific value optimizing options such as alternative materials, M.E.P. systems and means and methods of construction specific to senior living construction, enabling the project team to evaluate opportunities to enhance project value and minimize risk. Experienced CMs recognize technical subtleties unique to the industry that can make a big impact to a project’s bottom-line. Understanding how to work with certain project financing agencies such as HUD or knowing in advance what regulatory agencies such as DPH or a fire department inspector will look for in a skilled nursing environment requires a certain understanding and finesse in how they ap-
proach and manage these critical relationships throughout a project. By bringing their industry-specific knowledge, resources and relationships to the table, CMs are able to offer innovative alternatives and solutions throughout a project. CMs also have the ability to leverage trade-specific knowledge from their valuable subcontractor and supplier partners who can help identify alternative products, systems and trends. This knowledge allows the CM to work more effectively with architects and designers as they strive to achieve project goals such as sustainability requirements. Risk management is improved significantly by partnering with a CM that has proven systems and processes in place that ensure critical schedule and budget goals are achieved. For example, the utilization of building information modeling (BIM) to coordinate complex M.E.P. systems can be a major contributor to a project’s success by increasing the accuracy of electrical and mechanical system installation. Projects executed within occupied and operational buildings raise even greater risk to the non-experienced CM. The challenges of maintaining high-level care during construction are numerous however, selecting a CM with a proven track record and training in construction within sensitive environments will ensure a project is executed with precision, safety and professionalism. Maintaining building occupant safety is a top priority achieved by minimizing disruption to base building mechanical and electrical systems, emergency support, fire alarm and resident/staff access and egress. Implementation of an indoor air-quality management and water infiltration mitigation plan are critical throughout the construction process. Ensuring the most optimal emergency vehicle access possible at all times is critical based on the nature of the business. Minimal disruption to resident/ staff routine and their comfort is of utmost importance. An experienced CM will proactively work with the owner and facility administrators to ensure that all precautions have been taken to prevent costly errors such as mitigating dust, vibration and noise to the highest degree possible. There are, undoubtedly, a host of critical items that senior living developers and owners need to manage successfully throughout the project lifecycle. Selecting a construction manager with proven senior living industry experience is one of the critical steps that will help ensure a project’s overall success. Anthony Papantonis is President of Nauset Construction Corp. in Needham, Mass.
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bled the facility’s size, providing additional housing and common areas for residents. The structural design took advantage of a cost-effective wood frame. Steel girders were used at the second floor to meet the first floor’s large open space requirements. “We have recently seen an increase in the construction and expansion of assisted living communities. Assisted living communities are now featuring hospitality-like elements and we are excited to provide cost-effective, yet innovative structural design solutions for current and future projects.” said Rimas Veitas, Principal at Veitas and Veitas Engineers
Renovating an Operational Assisted Living Facility Continued from page 18 signage to let residents know what is coming. Second, getting the residents and staff used to the idea of a renovation. One strategy that’s particularly effective, and was with this project, is holding a “town meeting” to talk about the renovation and what the residents and staff could expect. This meeting gave the residents the opportunity to meet us and the contractor and to learn firsthand about the renovation. Following the meeting, well appointed construction signage was ordered that would fit in with the facility décor. Staff and resident counsel received daily updates on progress from us and the contractor. These updates provided a forum to let them know what was coming. Midway through the project, we conducted a “dusty shoe” tour to walk interested staff and residents safely through some of the areas under construction and show them what we were doing. We made an evening of it with pizza and dessert. Developing rules for our subs was also important. Most of these were common sense but the environment and the delicate nature of the facility dictated that common sense be codified. For example: No radios, no loud talking, company logoed polo and T shirts, badges, sign in, recorded safety meetings, strictly enforced working hours, and schedules distributed and signed off on by all parties—schedules were not theoretical but expected.
Most importantly, we based our selection of subcontractors on the quality of the people as much as the bid. Were they professional? Were they people who would smile and give a warm hello to a passing resident while taking pride in their work? Finally, when all was said and done, we held a grand reopening event where all residents, families and staff were invited as well as town officials and the press. At the end of the day, residents and staff felt as much a part of the project as those of us working on it. It’s a given that the work has to be done well, safely and on schedule—all for a fair price. But there are many more things that need to be taken into consideration. Specifically, the process. Over the past 12 years, our company has successfully renovated more facilities than perhaps any other firm in the northeast. It is my belief that the process is as important to that fact as the finished product. No matter how good your company might be, the best finished product is for naught if the residents and/or staff are put out and their routines greatly disrupted. And that’s something you can never lose sight of if you want to remain competitive in your efforts to land assisted living, senior living and healthcare renovation projects. Tom Quinlan is the president and founder of South Coast Improvement.
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subs and MEP engineers, with the architect and structural engineer accommodating minor adjustments. The Navisworks platform provides the entire design team access to weekly contractor meetings. Its design philosophy is one based on patient centered and evidence based design care models that create caregiving environments to encourage independence, mobility, and personal relationships, and reduce emotional and physical barriers. Levi + Wong Design demonstrated this throughout the building’s architectural and interior imagery that thoughtfully links Chinese and Asian cultures to modern American architectural and interior design. The architecture and interiors are embedded with “lucky” motifs and other auspicious imagery that pervades the Asian (primarily Chinese) daily life. The building’s entry and exterior shape is not a static box but is curved. The Washington Street façade is a nod to the lion that summons luck and good fortune. The columns at the building entrance are painted red symbolizing joy and good fortune. Facades are composed as strokes in Chinese calligraphy. The lower employee entrance level represents the importance of the ‘Market-
South Cove Manor nursing and rehabilitation center interior place’ with lively images of outdoor social life anchored by an agrarian landscape with photographs of residents’ ancestors and areas of origin. The first floor’s public entrance level is the ‘Ancestor’s’ floor, highlighted by family hall, a Gallery of Veneration, a glass lined conference room, and a tearoom, each with imagery of blessings, good fortune, and longevity. Re-interpreted Chinese lattices are used throughout the interiors as spatial dividers and accents. The South Cove Manor’s three upper floors each house one nursing unit, each of which has been subdivided into two smaller “neighborhoods”. These sub nursing units have an “interior court” – a combination living, activity, and dining room – that mimic traditional “siheyuan” residential courtyards, and encourages residents to venture from the isolation of their bedrooms to socialize and participate
Quincy, MA – For more than 25 years, South Cove Manor has operated a nursing home near Boston’s Chinatown that serves the local Chinese community. This special place focuses on maintaining the connection between residents and their rich cultural history, language, and culinary traditions. To meet the growing aging population of many cultures and ethnicities, South Cove required more space, and commissioned an architectural design for a new, larger 88,000sf, 141-bed, facility at Quincy Point. Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc. is serving as architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and planners on the new South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The design team also includes Odeh Engineers, Rhode Island based structural engineers; SED Associates, MEP/FP Engineers of Boston, and Ripman Lighting Consultants. As the project’s construction manager, Suffolk Construction led and managed the design and construction integration process after it received the BIM model from the design team. For several months at the project’s outset, Suffolk chaired weekly meetings with selected subs and the design team in its BIM Theater. Most of the coordination was among the MEP
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in daily activities. These courts provide generous walking paths, local activity/ dining areas, and welcoming public spaces, and give residents many choices. This new, emerging “open social” senior care floor plan is the first of its kind in the Quincy and South Shore area. To ensure a smooth design and construction process, the design team worked almost exclusively in 3D Virtual Design – Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. The team’s advanced BIM processes created a virtual 3D building, including all infrastructure systems. This method helped to resolve issues during design, which are normally found during construction, thereby reducing design conflicts, budgeting, and scheduling problems. South Cove Manor and Rehabilitation Center at Quincy Point will open in April 2014.
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Lawrence General Hospital Gets OK $72M Modernization Proceeds Lawrence, MA - Lawrence General Hospital recently received approval by the Board of Trustees to proceed with a multi-year master facility plan developed by MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health and Halsa Advisors. This strategic investment includes inpatient renovations, a 42,250sf surgical building expansion and renovation, as well as infrastructure upgrades. The project will enhance Lawrence General Hospital’s ability to provide state-of-theart care to the Merrimack Valley through patient centered, forward thinking design. MorrisSwitzer will be working with BOND on this project that is slated to break ground in late 2014. The new surgical facility will include six new operating rooms, including a swing catheterization laboratory and
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Timberline Completes Phases 1 & 2 of Family Health Center of Worcester Worcester, MA – Timberline Construction Corporation recently completed phase one and two of the 27,000sf renovation project for the Family Health Center of Worcester. The current $3.2 million phased project involves interior fit-outs on the ground, first and third floors of the existing operating facility. The spaces designed by JACA Architects will be complete with all new finishes, built-in casework and MEP modifications. Phase one sought to create an open feel and flow with a large reception waiting area and central nurse station, each utilizing decorative acrylic panel screening. Window walls separate abutting conference and meeting rooms, while the exam and treatment rooms are tucked in private hallways. Other areas include a records room, administrative support areas, restrooms and a staff lounge, which offers lockers with a common kitchen dining spa Phase two and three include dental treatment areas, waiting rooms, operatory spaces, a visual services pharmacy and administrative space. Timberline is currently working on phase three, to be completed at the end of April. The Family Health Center is a full-service accredited healthcare facility focused on improving “the health and well-being of traditionally underserved, low-income and culturally diverse residents” in the greater Worcester area. The center has seven additional satellite loca-
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Glastonbury, CT – The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) honored Griffin Hospital in Derby, as one of two recipients of 2014 Legacy Project Awards. The other recipient was the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The inaugural awards were presented at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (known as the PDC Summit) on March 18, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Having worked with Griffin Hospital for over two decades, and as its archi-
tect of record, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. and William H. Karanian, AIA, ACHA, a principal with the firm, nominated GH for the award. “A legacy is a gift that is passed down from one generation to another. A healthcare building that exhibits high quality designs and encourages high performance functioning with minimal upkeep is a legacy to those who inherit the building,” commented Connie S. McFarland, FAIA, FACHA, president of the American College of Healthcare Architects.
Clinton, MA - Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. of Holliston recently completed the electrical installation work at Clinton Hospital’s new two-story addition in Clinton, officially named the Daly Building. Part of the UMass Memorial Health Care System, the 28,000sf facility has devoted its 14,000sf first floor to emergency medical care, while the second floor has been setup as an adaptable space, available for use whenever the need arises within the medical institution. In order to accommodate the growing number of emergency room patients at the hospital, the facility has doubled in size and features a larger triage space, in
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at 55 years in business, KBe Building corporation is at the age when most people start thinking about retirement. rather than apply for aarp membership, however, KBe is leveraging the firm’s five decades in business with expert pre-construction and construction management services for senior living communities in the Northeast and mid-atlantic u.s. KBE Building Corporation has experience in every aspect of senior living communities — independent living facilities, assisted living centers, and skilled nursing facilities – as well as in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), which combine all three types of housing. In fact, KBE built one of the first nationally recognized models of the CCRC concept — Duncaster in Bloomfield, CT — back in the early 1980s. KBE’s leadership team, consisting of owners Mike Kolakowski, Eric Brown, and Simon Etzel, has continued the firm’s focus on senior living facilities, making this growing market a cornerstone of its business. An Expanding Market Focus “Back in 1959, KBE (then Konover Construction) was known primarily as a retail and hotel contractor. Today
we are a vastly different company with a highly diverse market focus,” said KBE President and principal owner Mike Kolakowski. “While we still build retail, our projects run the gamut from senior living facilities to federal Department of Defense buildings to K–12 schools and university buildings. The Boomer generation’s big demand has placed senior living communities front and center for us. And Boomers aren’t seeking your grandfather’s senior living experience. KBE works with the owners and design teams to incorporate upscale features, such as salons, garages, and restaurant-style dining, which are integral to many of these facilities.” The Tao of Green KBE is also on board with the move toward sustainability. CCRCs are beacons of efficiency, offering three tiers of care in one location. But efficiency extends beyond the
core concept of CCRCs. Likewise, many of the projects KBE builds include extensive sustainable design features, from geothermal wells to photovoltaic arrays and solar heating. Recent projects have achieved LEED certification thanks to high efficiency mechanical systems, radiant floor heating, “green roofs,” and other sustainable features. Faith in Motion KBE is also focused on the well-being of the seniors who reside in the buildings we build. The firm is helping seniors stay fit through its 50 Ways to Make a Difference program, including a $50,000 donation for Tower One/ Tower East’s Wellness Initiative. Tower One/Tower East is a two-building, 21-story senior living facility in downtown New Haven, where KBE has been working since 2000 to convert assisted living units from existing apartments. The Wellness Initiative donation is helping
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Renovations and additions can take months to complete, and KBE makes sure the majority of residents can maintain their active lifestyles even during construction. “We’ve helped seniors stay put — but stay active, too,” said KBE senior vice president and co-owner Simon Etzel. The Tower One renovation project is one such example, where KBE staff painstakingly coordinates construction around residents’ life safety needs and daily activities. A Time of renewal As American consumers renew their faith in the economy, KBE will be ready to manage the construction of more new facilities. “We have several projects that are completing this spring, and more underway for the rest of the year. (Please see sidebar at right for details.) But we’re looking forward to building more CCRCs from the ground up — in every season,” says Etzel. Michael Rambarose, President/CEO of the Whitney Center, sums up KBE’s work on the expansion and addition at this Hamden, CT CCRC: “KBE provided... an extraordinary level of professionalism, commitment and service. KBE’s comprehensive Preconstruction effort culminated in a Guaranteed Maximum Price that was below our project budget — always welcome news. KBE kept its promise of keeping our residents safe. I know that open, forthright communication is a KBE point of pride, and it clearly made the difference.” For more information, visit kbebuilding.com
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• 250 independent living units, 43 assisted living units, 26 skilled nursing units, and an underground garage • Achieved NC 2.2 LEED Certification
TowEr onE/TowEr EAsT indEpEndEnT & AssisTEd livinG — nEw hAvEn, CT • $18 million project spanning more than a decade and multiple phases of work • 60,000 s/f of total renovations and upgrades to existing senior living facility Rendering courtesy of AG Architecture • $58 million project with construction expected to start in late 2014
• Upgrades to HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems, plus handicapped-accessible kitchens, bathrooms, doorways, and hallways • Funded through the largest HUD grant in US history
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by Marc Margulies How do tenants decide which building to take space in? What are the factors that inform the leasing decision? Clearly, cost comes strongly into play, but the financials are often very competitive. The decision may thus be swayed by the physical attributes of one location versus another. Marc Margulies How can older or “dated” looking buildings be repositioned for maximum appeal? What are savvy landlords doing to their buildings to attract and retain good-credit tenants? A few factors to consider: Why does Boston’s innovation district have such great appeal to growing companies? The reason, in part, is because immediately outside the front door there are a dozen funky restaurants, health clubs, Hubway bike racks, and waterfront music and bars. Given a choice, tenants invariably prefer having convenient access to these kinds of amenities, even if it’s in a suburban setting. Companies want a dynamic, energetic environment – one that has both life-style convenience for staff and the facilities to keep employees from losing work-time by leaving the building.
Ideally, all the conveniences of an active urban environment would be nearby. Food is the most desirable amenity, and a dominant trend is to provide healthy menu alternatives with adjacent outside dining. The most powerful statement about repositioning a building is the creation of an active dining/meeting/community gathering space adjacent to or as part of the main lobby that helps to bring life and energy to the common areas, one that can be used for casual meetings even beyond food-service hours. The lobby and gathering space should be wireless-enabled with comfortable and flexible furniture. When visitors come to the building, it should feel active, productive, and energetic. Other attractive services include dry cleaning drop off/pick up and shared conference facilities with robust audiovisual capabilities. A “micro-mart” can offer 24/7 access to a wide variety of fresh products and typical sundries in a secure self-service environment. Some kind of fitness facility is indispensable; in larger buildings, the fitness facility usually has substantial offerings, but at a minimum provides showers, locker rooms, and some aerobic workout machines. Historic buildings have a unique appeal that new buildings cannot duplicate; new buildings have the long-span, lightfilled, flexible footprints and modern common-area finishes that are so attractive.
Many buildings built from 1960 to 1990 are caught in-between, and if they remain un-renovated, often feel trapped in time. To remain competitive, dated finishes must be judiciously replaced, and the overall aesthetic environment made to feel fresh. Some tell-tale signs that new finishes are needed include natural oak (anywhere), drywall stair railing/half-wall, bordered carpet in the corridors, terra cotta floor tile, heavily fissured ceiling tile, two-toned wood paneling, artwork of miscellaneous sizes and frames, walls with multi-colored, heavily patterned marble, or large round recessed lights. Bathroom finishes should not have 4×4 floor tile on the walls and floor, rust on the toilet partitions, or plastic laminate sink counters with exposed plumbing or 2×2 fluorescent lights. Instead, the lobby, corridors, bathrooms and elevators should be light, bright, and clean with contemporary colors and furniture. The “wayfinding” (signage) should be visible and designed around a theme consistent with the building marketing. If there is a security desk, it should feel more like a concierge than a guard post. Finally, many of the buildings constructed in the 1970’s during the energy crisis had narrow windows with high sills and bronze tinted glass. The color of the light, particularly in the lobbies, is significantly degraded, making the interiors feel darker and less cheerful. This limited window line
is an inherent disadvantage relative to newer buildings, but the color of the glass exacerbates the problem. Replacement of some or all of the windows with clear, low-E glass makes an enormous difference. With minimal effort, a building can achieve USGBC LEED EB (Existing Building) status, and the plaque in the main lobby is a powerful statement about the building management’s commitment to providing a healthy work environment. While smaller tenants may not pursue LEED certification, tenants often prefer LEED-certified buildings, and a high percentage of large corporations insist on it. Few building owners are enthusiastic about the LEED process and cost. Tenants often view it as a statement about the quality of property management. There is a rigor that comes from LEED certification that assures tenants that their office is well maintained, healthy, safe, and environmentally friendly. High-quality tenants in the marketplace want to feel comfortable that the building they are moving to is going to be an asset to their successful, profitable, and productive company, and that prospective employees will see it as an attractive place to work. Amenities, aesthetics, and sustainability are three key elements to successfully appealing to them. Marc Margulies, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects.
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When Your Insurer Reserves the Right to Disclaim Coverage by Emanuel Bardanis When a contractor is sued for negligence, it must immediately notify its general liability insurer. That insurance includes two distinct coverages. The first is the right to have the insurer provide the legal defense. The second is the right Emanuel Bardanis to indemnification from the insurer up to the policy limit if liability is established. Both coverages are triggered by prompt notice of claim. Except when the lawsuit claims damages not clearly excluded by the policy, insurers frequently respond by agreeing to assume the contractor’s legal defense under a reservation of right to later disclaim liability. Insurers normally assume the contractor’s legal defense even when they harbor doubts about policy coverage because courts have repeatedly held that an insurer’s obligation to provide a defense is broader than its obligation to ultimately indemnify the contractor. An insurer must provide a legal defense if the underlying lawsuit shows even a possibility that the claim falls within the insurance coverage. As a result, insurers
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Jewett Completes Olsen Cadillac Reno Woburn, MA – Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has completed renovations to the RC Olsen Cadillac dealership at 201 Cambridge St. in Woburn, Mass. This is the second renovation Jewett Automotive has undertaken at the dealership, having built new offices there in 2011, and includes finish upgrades to modernize the look of the facility in keeping with the new Cadillac corporate image standards. Work included a new overhead door, millwork, flooring, ceilings, lighting and paint. All work was completed either at
Olsen showroom night or during the day while the dealership was in full operation. Ad Extreme care 5 x 6.25 was taken to isolate work areas to contain dust and noise and do so with little or no inconvenience to staff or customers.
Municipal Vision 3 Architects designs Boys & Girls Club Pawtucket, RI - Vision 3 completed the design for a +17,500sf addition to the Boys & Girls Club in Pawtucket. The new addition will house the club’s teen center that provides program and homework rooms, a full size gym, fitness center, and games area. The project also includes new administration offices, as well as a major interior renovation to the +35,000sf existing building. The existing teen center will be renovated to house the arts program (dance, music, art), a kitchen, and multi-purpose dining space. The ground breaking ceremony was
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New Milford Hospital Emergency Addition Breaks Ground O&G Industries CM, The S/L/A/M Collaborative Architects New Milford, CT – The 85-bed New Milford Hospital serves well over 20,000 patients a year through its current emergency department. In an effort to continue its commitment to meeting the community’s healthcare needs and to good health for the residents of the region, the hospital has undertaken a $12 million project constructing the new Arnhold Emergency Department that will be located on the southwestern corner of the hospital’s current footprint, providing much safer access by car from Elm Street. Hired in May 2013 as the construction manager, O&G jumped in with both feet, ready to begin pre-construction planning, drawing review and a construction document estimate. Working closely with the hospital and the S/L/A/M Collaborative, the project’s architect, O&G developed site logistics and construction phasing plans to optimize site constraints and keep the hospital fully operational throughout the duration. The collaborative team of owner, architect and construction manager worked over the summer and fall 2013, through value engineering and design completion to bring the project back into the hospital’s $12 million dollar budget. Named in honor of the Arnhold family, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held October 4, 2013 to kick-off
Exterior of New Milford Hospital Emergency Department the 11,000sf emergency department addition project. John Arnhold addressed the gathering of more than 200, calling attention to the “other generous donors” who are helping to make the dream of a new emergency department a reality, noting his family’s “honor and privilege to participate” in the project that will enhance the services available to the greater New Milford community. John Murphy, M.D., western Connecticut Health Network president and chief executive officer said of its mission, that it is “committed to helping people renew themselves, overcome challenge and lead productive lives.” The new patient-centric, state-ofthe-art emergency department will help do just that. While designing the Arn-
hold Emergency Department addition, S/L/A/M took the time to understand the varied needs of the senior population, families, pediatric patients and volunteer EMS that serve the community. A new canopy and drop-off loop accessible by car from the Elm Street entrance alleviates the stress of trying to maneuver the Elm Street/Route 202 intersection and a new ambulance vestibule located at the back of the property will serve as a private entrance into the emergency department. Designed to house 13 exam rooms, one critical care room, one triage room and a large central nursing station for direct oversight of patient rooms, the new emergency department will also include separate rooms for OB/GYN and behavioral health. Connecting to the existing
hospital via a glass corridor, its stone exterior will carry through the familiar copper accents from the adjacent building. The new addition will host a rooftop garden, be environmentally friendly and highly efficient; built on the Planetree, patient-centered philosophy in place at New Milford Hospital. Few interior renovations include relocating the existing cafeteria, cardio department and office space. Breaking ground in February 2014, after bidding and a further round of value engineering, O&G’s first order of business is to prepare the site of the addition. In order to construct the new emergency space, two houses on Treadwell Avenue have been demolished, enabling the new addition to be built into the neighboring hillside, creating a park-like setting. Additional site improvements include rock removal, relocation of underground utilities, the construction of retaining walls and landscaping once the new building is complete. In constant communication with the Hospital, O&G’s management team, led by our project manager, Carrie Riera and superintendent, Mike Edwards, ensures the current facility remains fully operational, with minimal disturbance to emergency, inpatient or outpatient services. Continued on page 43
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American Window Film Relocates Foxboro, MA – The American Window Film, Inc. team is settling in nicely – and stretching their legs – in new “digs” at 71 Elm Street, Unit 10, in Foxboro. As Peter Davey, president, commented, “We’ve been bursting at the seams for a while now — waiting for the right location, the right opportunity and the right time to make a move as complex as this.” Specific requirements have made finding a building that would accommodate all their needs a challenge. Fortunately, that building became available the first of the year and the company’s steady growth, a positive economic outlook and timing were perfect. Despite the fact that American Window Film’s new home is only a few miles away from its previous Foxboro location, the actual move was not without its logistic challenges. Moving inventory, offices and vehicles from multiple locations while balancing ongoing installation projects was daunting and made for very long days for all. While at it, the principals agreed that this would be prime time
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Northwoods Johnston, RI – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) of Boston has been selected to provide interior architectural design services to Dassault Systèmes at its 90,000sf, class A office space at Northwoods, a new office park development at 1301 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, R.I. In the coming months, MPA’s workplace strategists and designers will collaborate with the Dassault Systèmes team on an innovative layout, design, and interior finishes for the new space. MPA is currently renovating the entire 338,600sf Northwoods for Hobbs Brook Management LLC. With a goal of achieving LEED certification for the entire building, MPA
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Bedford, NH– TFMoran, Inc. was selected as a winner in New Hampshire Business Review’s 2014 BOB Awards, that honor the best of business in New Hampshire in over 90 categories. TFMoran was honored in a statewide readers’ survey in the Engineering Firm category. “We are especially proud to receive this award two years in a row,” says Rob-
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Zipcar lobby – Warren Patterson Photography Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announced that its design for the new global headquarters of Zipcar Inc. was honored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter. The project received an Interior Design Award in the Best Office Category (30,000-80,000 SF) and the People’s Choice Award. The IIDA New England 7th Annual Interior Awards program celebrates outstanding interior design and honors excellence in teamwork. Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, moved its hub from Cambridge to 46,000sf at 35 Thomson Place in Boston’s thriving Innovation District. The new office employs a high performance workspace strategy that offers an open and productive floor plan for collabora-
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Holliston, MA – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. recently completed the electrical installation work for two projects at UMass Lowell: University Suites and the Health and Social Sciences Building. University Suites is a 148,000sf residence hall offering suite-style housing for over 470 students. Included within the facility is a ground-level café and multipurpose room, with two kitchen / lounge areas, plus individual and group study rooms contained within each residential floor. The Griffin Electric team was tasked with installing systems for power, lighting, fire alarm and telecommunications within the facility, in addition to security conduit and boxes, temporary power and civil improvements. Owner’s project manager, Joslin Lesser + Associates of Watertown, oversaw the construction under the direction of the UMass Building Authority. Construction manager, Walsh Brothers, Inc., architect, ADD Inc. and electrical engineer, WSP Flack + Kurtz, all of Boston, saw the project to its completion. The Health and Social Sciences Building, located on the UMass Lowell’s south campus, is a 69,000sf academic facility containing general use classrooms, faculty offices, research and meeting space, simulation laboratories and a demonstration hospital wing for the uni-
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New Dining Facility Under Construction at UMass Amherst Campus Bruner Cott Designs High Quality Dining Experience Amherst, MA - Construction is well underway on newly designed and expanded dining facilities at the 11-story Lincoln Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Lee Kennedy Company is the general contractor on the project that is due to be completed this fall. UMass Amherst Auxiliary Enterprises and Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc. traveled to some of the nation’s leading retail dining venues in higher education to evaluate their programs and recreate the same high quality dining experience at the Lincoln Campus Center. The area will have expanded seating capacity in a range of table formats, all in a modern, revitalized atmosphere. The Lincoln Campus Center was constructed in 1970 and designed by noted architects Marcel Breuer and Herbert Beckhard. The cast-in-place concrete-framed building contains approximately 284,000gsf of area. The building houses a 111-room hotel complex for campus visitors, a large auditorium, meeting rooms, banquet and special event spaces, and a 2nd floor concourse which contains a bookstore, and several dining and retail outlets which are the subject of the proposed project. Located at a major crossroads on the
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Main level floor plan USPS Boiler Manchester, NH - Meridian Construction has completed significant upgrades to the USPS processing & distribution center in Manchester for Northern Facilities Construction CMT. At an estimated project cost of over $1 million, the project included many smaller jobs. But the central part of the project included the removal and replace-
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New Hampton, NH - Samyn D’Elia Architects of Ashland is preparing plans for the new student dormitory and faculty residence building at the New Hampton School. The plans show four faculty apartments and 13 dorm rooms with a spacious common room. Construction is scheduled to start in March. Samyn - D’Elia also was recommended, by a former client, to design the renovation and addition to one of the old-
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MassCEC Accepting Applications Boston – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced MassCEC is now accepting applications for the summer session of the 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program. “Internships at Massachusetts clean energy companies provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to learn by doing, as they take the skills they learned in the classroom and use them in the expanding global clean energy sector,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan, who chairs the MassCEC Board of Directors. The program provides paid internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates at Massachusetts-based clean energy companies. Offered by MassCEC and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), the program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts companies engaged in the clean energy industry. “There are 80,000 people working in the Massachusetts clean energy sector, and the internship program helps train the next generation of workers who will continue to grow this already booming industry,” said CEO Barton. Clean energy businesses interested
in hosting a student can find out more information and students and recent graduates can apply to the program by visiting the program’s website page at www. masscec.com/intern. During this session, MassCEC will provide Massachusetts-based clean energy companies with stipends of up to $12 per hour for up to 10 weeks for each full-time intern, with a cap of $4,800 per intern. Over the past three summers, the program has placed well over 500 students and recent graduates in internships at more than 120 clean energy companies across the state. As a result of the internship program, more than 49 students gained fulltime or part-time employment. Due to a growing interest in this program, MassCEC now offers fall and spring sessions, as well. “This program is helping build a workforce in one of the fastest growing industries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by connecting hundreds of students to companies that provide internships, and in many cases, full-time employment,” said Peter Rothstein, President of the New England Clean Energy Council.
Sustainability Award for Green Construction Goes to . . . Wellesley, MA. Two more projects and teams have been granted the Sustainability Award for Green Construction (SAGC) after fulfilling the criteria for this distinctive award. FoxRock Properties in Norwell is the developer for Longwater Place and South Shore Medical Center, both in Norwell. Longwater Place is a mix of tenants representing business, medical and laboratory uses. The facility, built in the mid 80s and refurbished in the 90s underwent extensive renovations to meet the sustainable criteria for this award.
The project team, in addition to FoxRock, includes Steffian Bradley Architects, Barletta Associates and Campanelli Construction. South Shore Medical Center is the latest showpiece property for Foxrock and is touted as the cornerstone building of a new medical- and wellness-oriented office campus for the site. The South Shore project team of Foxrock, Steffian Bradley Architects and Campanelli Construction worked together to build a new state of the art sustainable facility.
New Milford Hospital Emergency Addition Continued from page 32 Steven W. Ansel, AIA, ACHA, a S/L/A/M principal, notes, “This is a transformative project for New Milford Hospital and its community. The new emergency department will provide a front door for improved patient access, dramatically enhance patient and family experience, provide staff with the latest technology and offer greater flexibility for future growth. For the western Connecticut health network it will provide a key com-
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New heating system at JFK Boston – Fraser Engineering of Newton served as general contractor for the design/build project to replace the original electric heating system with an entirely new hydronic HVAC system at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston. The installation consisted of new high-efficiency condensing boilers, centrifugal chillers, as well as museum-quality humidification and environmental control systems. Fraser Engineering was responsible for every aspect of the project including design, engineering, installation and sys-
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Connecticut NAIOP Honors Commercial Real Estate Stars Stamford, CT – NAIOP Connecticut & Suburban New York recently honored the area’s most prominent real estate projects, companies and leading professionals at their annual Night of the Stars Awards. The Former Mayor of Stamford, Michael Pavia, was the host of the event at l’escale restaurant in Greenwich. Two special awards were presented at the gala: Jeffrey H. Newman, senior vice president, Empire State Realty Trust was honored with the Leadership Award for his longstanding dedication and contributions to the real estate community and to NAIOP. Newman, a past president of the NAIOP local chapter, was the innovator of this recognition event that began in 1998. Also, a special recognition Community Impact Award was presented to Mill River Park in Stamford for its positive impact on the community and economic development. In addition to these awards the winners and selected finalists for the real estate categories are: Connecticut lease winner: Save the Children in Westport; finalists: HomeServe USA – Merritt 7 in Norwalk, Cannondale Sports in Wilton. Connecticut Project: Winner: Sound Development Group in Stamford;
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overall more cost-effective healthcare solutions. As people mature and move into senior living and/or assisted living environments, the communication with caregivers and family members continues to remain important. Systems implemented during the age in place period can be moved with the senior the new setting. Family members expect excellent wireless connectivity when at senior facilities and are increasingly relying on this type of communications to stay in touch with their seniors when not at the facility. Senior care facilities that welcome these new technologies and provide the supporting infrastructure for them will have a marketing and reputation advantage. Senior care facilities such as assisted living, and nursing homes may enhance the caregiver/family experience by integrating convenience technology based services, such as online bill paying, email notifications, regular electronic newsletters etc. The ability to use and implement technology to support and serve the seniors and to connect and integrate the family and caregivers leads to an overall increase in satisfaction and safety. Michael Kerwin, RCDD, CCS, DCCA is principal at Vanderweil Engineers
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Helping Communities Grow Continued from page 18 happening in food service (smaller bistros and coffee shops in place of larger, more institutional dining halls) and entertainment (activity-specific spaces in place of larger, subdividable multipurpose rooms). Elim Park offers a particularly good example of the challenges inherent to a CCRC expansion. While administrators there were working off a master plan that accounted for future expansion, Elim Park had long since outgrown the original plan by the time Riverbend was conceived. Administrators and architects who find themselves in this situation need to consider these three general design aspects as they begin planning a new building: • Adjacencies. While the most space-efficient CCRC would resemble a wheel — with larger administrative and communal spaces serving as the hub, various living environments as the spokes and vehicular traffic kept largely to the outside — a spider web is a more apt metaphor, given that all buildings are linked. The interconnection of spaces and their proximity to each other are vital to ease of operation and access for healthcare staff, particularly when all apartments are licensed as Assisted Living. • Aesthetics. A CCRC’s exterior is important to prospective residents as well as to current residents, and Elim Park is designed with walking and sitting areas
Wellness center pool around the facility, which are frequently used and impart a sense of liveliness to the exterior. • Environments. Riverbend has all of the characteristics that either are or should be standard in CCRCs — one or more decks on each apartment, all of which are generous enough for full wheelchair accessibility; pocket doors in closets and bathrooms to reduce the inconvenience caused by the sweep of standard doors; oversize door widths and 3’x 5’ roll-in showers; and both lower-mounted upper kitchen cabinets and drawer-equipped lower kitchen cabinets. It also has amenities that make it desirable but (presumably) without sowing dissatisfaction among residents of existing buildings — underground parking; ceilings measuring 9’8” to 9’11”, depending on the floor; arch-top windows; stainless steel fixtures. Dan Tuttle is a partner with Wethersfield, Conn.-based Moser Pilon Nelson Architects.
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P e op l e Gates Joins Methuen Salem, NH – Methuen Construction announced the hiring of Joseph Gates as the company’s chief financial officer. He has more than 30 years experience in the architecture, engineering, real estate development and construction industries. Gates is the current president of the Massachusetts ChapGates ter of the Construction Financial Management Association, that has over
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Boston - Carrie Nielsen, associate interior designer for Group One Partners, Inc., has been honored as part of Boutique Design’s ninth annual ‘Boutique 18’ – a yearly roster of the magazine’s top 18 on-the-rise hospitality interior designers. With more than 15 years of experience, Nielsen has worked Nielsen at Group One for nearly nine years. Some of her recent hotel design
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Westwood, MA – Essex Builders announced the appointment of Glen Forward to the position of Vice President Operations and Estimating. Glen has a 30 year history in the
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JLL Personnel Announcements Boston - JLL announced that industry veteran Peter Stankiewicz was appointed managing director and has been named to lead JLL Construction in New England. Matthew Cataldo has been hired as the business development director. Stankiewicz has been with the company for 30 years. He Stankiewicz has been the lead executive on many of JLL Construction’s large-scale assignments.
Cataldo joins the firm from Cranshaw Construction, and brings 19 years of experience in the construction and food service industries. He was director of business development with Cranshaw. He also held positions with Admiral Construction, Suffolk Construction, and Macomber Builders.
Fraumeni Joins Timberline
Canton, MA – Bud Fraumeni pitality and multi-unit markets recently joined the Timberline within the northeast. Construction Corporation team With over 20 years of exas director of business developperience developing locations ment after working with Timberfor retailers and restaurants line from the client’s perspective Fraumeni has achieved a provas director of real estate for TGI en track record of producing Fridays. high-profit site selection in mulAt Timberline, Fraumeni tiple markets nationwide. joins Aurora Cammarata, VP of He has served as real esFraumeni business development and martate manager for Qdoba Mexican keting. He will work closely with the Grill, director of development at Pinnacle marketing team to implement business Partners, real estate director for the 99 Restaurants and Applebee’s Internationstrategy and provide client service support. He will focus his efforts on building al, as well as the director of development existing and new client relationships for for Brinker International’s New England restaurants. Timberline in the retail, restaurant, hos-
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Shawmut Design Promotes Procino
Antinozzi Promotes Barbagiovanni
college and university work. North Haven, CT - ShawIn this new role, he will mut Design and Construction rebe leading preconstruction sercently announced the promotion vices and overseeing multiple of Ken Procino to project execproject teams in the construcutive and manager of Shawmut’s tion of educational, library, Connecticut office. In this role, he will provide executive level mancommercial, retail, garage, agement of Shawmut’s construcresidential, corporate, historic, tion project operations. He will hospital and healthcare, cleanalso serve as manager and direct room, and assisted and skilled Procino the leadership team in the North nursing facilities, as well as city Haven office, one of Shawmut’s seven ofand state funded projects. fices nationwide. Procino previously held Procino is a LEED® and OSHA senior level project management responcertified professional, and an ASHE Cersibilities at Shawmut, primarily for major tified Health Constructor.
Bridgeport, CT - Antinozzi heavily committed to the role of Associates announced the promoopening a branch office and aidtion of Stephanie Barbagiovanni, ed in its development from the NCIDQ to senior associate in the very beginning. firm. Since its opening in 2012, She began working as an Barbagiovanni has managed the interior design summer intern and office providing corporate dejoined the firm full-time in 2003. sign services along-side Jamie As the lead interior designCurtin and Felix Reyes. er for many successful corporate Stephanie joins Jose Barbagiovanni projects, including the firm’s Imery, David Ferris, Kevin Mabranch office at the Merritt 7 Corporate tis, and Patti McKeon as firm associates. Park in Norwalk, Barbagiovanni was
GEI Board Elects O’Rourke
Glastonbury, CT – Amy M. dergraduate setting. Christmas Christmas, academic programcontributed an analysis of the mer/planner for The S/L/A/M planning process used for the Collaborative, Inc., was recently SLAM-designed Jordan Hall published in The Learning Spaces of Science at the University of Collaboratory’s “A Guide: PlanNotre Dame in Indiana, and the ning for Assessing 21st Century resulting innovative solutions. Spaces for 21st Century LearnOne outcome was the ers.” The Learning Collaboratory team-based lecture hall a design (LSC) is supported by the Naconcept developed by SLAM Chrismas tional Science Foundation. for large enrollment classChristmas was among a group of es. “The first floor of the building feaprofessionals hand-picked by Jeanne tures twin, 250-seat tiered lecture halls,” Christmas explained. “Five seating levels L. Narum, principal of LSC, to contribute profiles and essays about building are designed so students can engage in projects that illustrate the relationship multiple types of learning: lecture, teams and small groups.” between the quality of learning and the quality of spaces for learning in the un-
Boston - The board of diits relationships throughout its rectors of GEI Consultants, Inc. east region, encompassing more announced that it recently electthan 15 offices and hundreds of ed five vice presidents and two staff from Florida to Maine. senior vice presidents from its O’Rourke previously national staff. owned an environmental conEdward O’Rourke was sulting firm that was acquired by named vice president of business Dames & Moore. He is a memdevelopment in GEI’s Boston, ber of numerous professional asoffice. He has more than 25 sociations including the Urban O’Rourke Land Institute, NAIOP, the Enviyears of comprehensive experonmental Business Council, the Internarience in sales management and business tional Facilities Management Association development in the architecture, engiBoston Chapter, and the Society of Colneering and construction industry. He is lege and University Planners. responsible for helping the firm expand
S/L/A/M Associate Published
Commercial • Institutional • Fine Residential • Irrigation • Stonewalls • Walkways • Terraces Current Landscaping Projects Include: 225 Binney Street – Consigli Construction
17 Cambridge Center – Lee Kennedy Company Logan ConRac – Suffolk Construction
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UMass Medical Sherman Center – Suffolk Construction Seaport District “Q” Park – Boston Global Investors Fan Pier Vertex Roof – Turner Construction
Harvard Common Spaces Plaza – Shawmut Design and Construction Cambridge Center Roof – Consigli Construction
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Sept 22 - Save the Date! 19th Annual Robert J. LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington, CT. Spring is here…the snowman is finally melting Think Golf! www.cbc-ct.org
April 22 20th Annual Awards Program Revere Hotel - Boston Common 200 Stuart Street, Boston 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This year our Key Note Speaker will be Richard A. Davey, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation & MassDOT CEO Please join the New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America and your colleagues in recognizing outstanding individuals, students and projects. To register go to http://cmaa-ne.org
April 23 - 24 Boston BIM Forum Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 606 Congress Street, Boston Optimizing Design with BIM Implementation of building information modeling processes in the design professions has steadily increased over the past five years as shown by the McGraw-Hill study “The Business Value of BIM in North America,” but are we truly improving the built environment and the process by which it is delivered? https://bimforum.org/events/70/boston-bimforum/
May 14 12th anniversary Bus Tour Boston will soon witness the delivery of some of the largest, most complicated development projects in recent history. Get a first-hand look at the impact that GAME CHANGING developments like Boston Landing, North Station, Seaport Square, Ink Block, Landmark Center and others will have not only on Boston, but also on surrounding neighborhoods such as the South End, Back Bay, Fenway, Allston and the Seaport. This signature event is typically sold out and draws 100’s of the leading developers, investors, brokers and other real estate professionals from Boston and beyond. For information: email@example.com
April 15 One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite, Boston Registration: 7:45am | Breakfast & Program: 8 -9 a.m. Whether you are a new member of BOMA Boston looking to learn more about our association, or a longstanding member looking to get more involved, we invite you to our member breakfast. This is a free event for all members of BOMA Boston! RSVP to Maggie Collins, membership & events coordinator, at mcollins@gbreb. com or call 617-399-7856.
Steel May 13 SFNE at Patriot Place Fabricators The Steel Fabricators of of New England New England (SFNE) will hold itsonlyspring SFNE is the organization April that represents steel2 30-May and allied companies that serve the building meeting at Patriot Place fabricators overlooking the and bridge construction markets in New England. Northeast Regional Conference: SMPS lighthouse and football field. The Benefits of SFNE Membership Include: UBER Conference The keynote speaker will be Jack Klimp, • Advertising promoting structural and miscellaneous steel; A partnership between the northeast and • Manager Educational programs; Vice President / General for • FREE website listing; • Steel promotion; Cianbro Fab. and Coating Corp. mid-Atlantic regions has created a • Meeting and program discounts; The meeting will consist of• aNetworking; and tour of Paconference that will feature prominent • Electronic newsletters. triot Place, a networking tabletop exhibit keynote speakers, educational and clisocial session with dinner, followedMark byYour Calendar for May 13, 2014 ent-themed and network events. SFNE Spring Dinnerprograms Meeting the Jack Klimp presentation. Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA For information: www.smpsboston.org For information go to: www.ssfne.org More at www.ssfne.org.
Steel Fabricators of New England SFNE is the only organization that represents steel fabricators and allied companies that serve the building and bridge construction markets in New England. The Benefits of SFNE Membership Include:
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