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ACEC/MA and BSLA Honor Local Firms

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Colm Allen Page 29

View of the Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge in Revere: ACEC/MA Bronze Award presented to Rosales & Partners of Boston...pg. 27

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Dusk view of planting and light plank at MassArt Residence Hall: BSLA Merit Award was presented to Ground, Inc. of Somerville, Mass...pg. 14

Norman Brown IV Page 30

Inside this Issue: Ground Receives BSLA Merit Award for MassArt Residence Hall 2014 Massachusetts KBE Scholarship Helps CT Students Build Strong Construction Careers Engineering Excellence Awards Griffin Electric Contributes Revitalization of Downtown Worcester JC&A Completes Compuware HQ Allen & Major Recognized by ACEC TFMoran Under Way on $18M SNHU Project Plan NH Announces Merit Awards of Excellence for 2014 Featuring: 2014 BSLA Award Winners 2014 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards Plus Green, Retail, Multi-Residential, Corporate, Healthcare, Facilities, People, Calendar, and more...

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Cover Story: ACEC/MA and BSLA Honor Local Firms

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Up-Front................................... 6 Publisher’s Message.................. 8 Education............................... 18 Green.................................... 21 Municipal.............................. 30 Multi Residential..................... 22 MEP...................................... 23 Trends & Hot Topics................. 29 Corporate.............................. 34

Municipal.............................. 37 Connecticut............................ 38 Awards.................................. 40 Retail..................................... 42 People................................... 42 Calendar............................... 46

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NECA’s Association Executive Institute 2014 Chicago – NECA Boston Executive Manager Glenn Kingsbury was distinguished by the National Electrical Contractors Association, serving as the chairman of NECA’s Association Executive Institute at the organization’s 2014 annual conference held in Glen Kingsbury Chicago in March. AEI is dedicated to education and other key issues impacting the industry. The organization is comprised of executive and administrative staff members of

NECA chapters and the National Association, including the NJATC and NEBF. Kingsbury headed a group of more than 160 colleagues at the AEI event. During the course of the three-day conference, he was joined at the podium by John Grau, NECA CEO; Dennis Quebe, NECA president; Michael Johnston, executive director, standards and safety; Wes Wheeler, director, safety; Marco Giamberardino, executive director, government affairs; Staci Ademec, director of education; Mike Callanan, executive director, NJATC; and Russ Allessi, president, ELECTRI-International, among others, each of whom gave presentations.

Portland, ME – Designers and builders “must be on their game in Maine more than anywhere else,” says Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P. Eng., ASHRAE Fellow. The founding principal of Building Science Corporation will be one of five speakers presenting talks at CSI Maine’s Joseph Lstiburek Building Envelope Conference on May 15, 2014. Held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, the day-long event will feature four sessions, each with a distinct perspective on design and construction of building envelopes for the northeast climate. Lstiburek will present the talk “Don’t Do Stupid Things: Rethinking Design for a Wet Environment.” The Canadian educator and author will address com-

mon errors that designers, facility owners, and builders in Northern New England will want to avoid. In addition, the conference will feature sessions by Roy Schauffele, FCSI, CCPR, LEED Green Associate, chairman of Air Barrier Association of America, a leading authority in the field of energy conservation and sustainable building envelopes. Joshua Kivela, P.E., and Derek McCowan, P.E., of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, will present recent examples of challenging curtainwall projects and present innovative solutions. Thomas Gay, assistant vice president and manager engineering plan services of FM Global, will comment on building information modeling (BIM) and its impact on property insurance, and the role of the buildingSMART organization in driving the A/E/C ecosystem to more effective outcomes.

CDHA Offers Building Code Seminars Dion to Serve on ABC NH/VT Board

Somerville – CDHA Consulting, a consulting firm providing code compliance consulting services, was recently approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as an AIA CES continuing education provider. CDHA will begin offering building code-related seminars later this spring. Registered architects who attend CDHA’s seminars will earn continuing education credits. Christopher Howe


Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls, a full-service commercial framing and drywall company, will serve on the board of directors for the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT chapter. Metro Walls is a supporter of ABC NH/VT. ABC NH/VT is part of a national trade association represent-

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Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference June 18 and 19 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. This event will feature over 360 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance, and renovation of buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 50 individual 1 hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, green, sustainability, energy, building commissioning, facility maintenance, construction, and renovation planning The founding Platinum sponsor is the IFMA - Boston Chapter, which produces and monitors the educational conference, and provides CFM credit for each conference talk attended. Admission to every conference session is free. IFMA hosts a networking reception for attendees and exhibitors on the show floor that features complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and hot hors d’oeuvres. Sponsors include:


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Boston - President Christopher T. Horblit and the board of directors expressed gratitude to the sponsors who have renewed for 2014. The New England Chapter reached platinum status in the CoreNet Global membership renewal drive! New England is the Christopher Horblit only large chapter in the world to reach Platinum for its 90% renewal rate. As a result, the chapter will receive $120 per member this year. With 425 members in the New England chapter and a record-high global membership of 8,929, CoreNet Global spans the full CRE supply chain: CRE professionals, service providers, and economic developers who network, form relationships, develop business together, share best practices, and more.

Mark your calendar for the chapter’s Annual Awards of Excellence Gala on November 6, once again at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Now is the time to register and make hotel reservations for the CoreNet Global North American Summit, “Preparing for Future Shifts,” in Washington, DC, October 26-29. Over the years, the chapter has celebrated a large number of registrants, as compared to other chapters, and we trust that this year will be no exception. Boyette Strategic Advisors, Fort Point project management and Peabody office, are the newest Gold Level Founders Circle members; and Microsoft the newest Corporate Partner. Presicent Horblit expressed thanks for the ongoing commitment of the Corporate and Founders Circle partners whose efforts continue to drive the chapter’s success. For future chapter programs and information, log on to the New England Chapter website.

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Publisher’s Message Confidence has Stabilized

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According to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Boston Marketscape, “in the Boston CBD, rents are up 1.3% from last quarter to $50.71. Cambridge remains one of the nation’s best performing markets. 2014 started off with a bang along 128/ Mass Pike. During the first quarter of the year, that submarket saw asking rents for Class A properties jump 4.4% from the 2013 fourth quarter levels. An improving market kicked off a flurry of sales activity along 495/Mass Pike. “Greater Boston has been adding 15,000 jobs per year for the last several years, considerably higher than the region’s historical annual average of 9,000 jobs.

If current trends continue, Greater Boston could return to its 2001 peak office-using employment level in the next two years – after more than 15 years! A great moment in Boston’s economic history!” Source: JLL Research, Moody’s Economy.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics For more, visit: www.joneslanglasalle.com/Boston/en-us/Pages/Research.

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The redevelopment of Quincy Center officially came to a halt this quarter as Quincy Mayor Tom Koch issued a letter of default to the project’s primary developer, Street-Works. The $1.6 billion venture, the largest urban-redevelopment project in the country, was slated to bring 3.5 million sf of retail, commercial, and residential development to Quincy, while capitalizing on the strong demand for “live, work, play” developments across the Greater Boston area. Nevertheless, while the future of Quincy Center remains unknown, the south submarket continued its pattern of moderate, but sustainable growth during the first three months of the year. “The Greater Boston office market realized strong quarterly growth, measuring 404,800sf of net quarterly absorption. Tenant demand continued to favor vibrant, public transit orientated locations. However, as the Hub’s downtown markets tighten and landlords aggressively push rents, the suburbs have become reinvigorated, according to Lincoln Properties’ Q1 2014 Office Overview. “Strong leasing velocity, limited inventory and sound macroeconomic health has established Boston as one of the nation’s most active investment sale and development markets. Currently there are well over 5.5 million sf of office and lab space actively under construction across eastern Massachusetts with millions of square feet waiting in the pipeline as well as thousands of new residential units and retail space.” For more info visit www.mystic-view.com/clients/lpc/subscribe.html

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Nauset Breaks Ground for $20.5M on UTES Project Designed by Leidos

Joint Base, Cape Cod, MA - Members from Nauset Construction, the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and local officials gathered April 9 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a two-phase, LEED Silver project that will provide the guard with a new unit training equipment site (UTES) maintenance building as well as a controlled humidity shelter at Camp Edwards, the largest such maintenance and training center in the northeast. The UTES project is the second large scale project Nauset has undertaken for the National Guard in the last three years, having completed the $20.7 million, Joint Forces Headquarters Phase 2 at Hanscom Air Force Base in December. “We are fortunate to have previous General Rice and Tony Papantonis experience working with the Massachusetts National Guard on the LEED Silver and conference rooms, a laundry room, Joint Forces Headquarters Phase 2 faciland areas for small arms storage and reity. This experience will pay enormous pair. Two adjoining structures will be also l-r: Gen Scott Rice and Anthony Papantonis join guard members in the groundbreaking. dividends towards ensuring effective constructed to each house eight motor vecollaboration and the successful delivery Tony Papantonis is here and he lives in external communication technologies. hicle work bays. Phase 1 is expected to be of these significant buildings at this occuthis community and we hand-in-hand do Site preparation for Phase 1 of the project completed in March of 2015. pied military installation,” said Anthony these projects is really, really special to is currently under way, for the the groundPhase 2 of the project will involve Papantonis, president of Nauset Conus. The fact that we can work together as up construction of the 69,000sf state-ofthe demolition of the existing UTES struction. C:\Users\Brian\Documents\Existing Data\575 Albany St\575AlbanyInterior\575 two agencies on Conditions\Scan something that means a the-art facility. The new building will building and the construction ofAlbany a new Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, The Adlot to our organization,” said Rice. consist of Class A office space for admin19,041sf ral R controlled humidity shelter jutant General, Massachusetts National Designed by Leidos Inc., the new istrative and support functions as well as at the same location. Phase 2 is projected Guard, presided over the ceremonies. “We facility will maximize green technoloamenities including classrooms, a physito be completed in the fall of 2015. have something special here. The fact that gies, ergonomic design, and internal and cal fitness room, locker rooms, assembly






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Med Center Addition Breaks Ground Oaktree FX Breaks Ground

l-r : Peter McManus, Senator Richard Moore. Vascen Bogigian, Edward Kelly, Francis Saba, John Burns, Tina Robakiewicz, MD, Representative John Fernandes, Stacey Yeragotelis, and Anthony Consigli. Milford, MA – Ground was broken The new addition includes reconfiguron March 28 for a new 115,000sf addiing the medical center so that eventually tion, including lower level parking for every room will be private. 52, at Milford Regional Medical Center “This is a transformational project (MRMC). The two-story facility will inthat will result in a new, more modern, clude an emergency department, intensive more efficient, more comfortable, and care unit, and private patient rooms. better healthcare facility,” said Francis M. The project will more than double Saba, CEO of MRMC. the size of the current emergency departConsigli Construction Co. of Milment and include expanded diagnostic ford was selected as construction manager to build the hospital’s major $54 million imaging space. facility, which will accommodate 70,000 On the upper level, the ICU will visits annually. include 16 new, expanded patient rooms The project is slated for fall 2015 to accommodate the latest technology. A completion. Architect is TRO Jung|Bran24-bed telemetry unit will offer private nen, and owner’s project manager is Murrooms for patients, and families with family sleeping space, private bathrooms, phy McManus. televisions, and kitchen accommodations.

Exterior image of Brookside Square representatives from The Architectural West Concord, MA – Oaktree FX, Team; and other key development persona partnership between Cambridge-based nel as well as residents and town officials Oaktree Development LLC and Patrick from the town of Concord. Cleary of FX Investments, recently held a “Residents of Brookside Square groundbreaking ceremony for Brookside will be able to shop, eat, and enjoy the Square, a transit-oriented, mixed-use benefits of outdoor recreation all within development that will provide 74 luxua short walk of their home,” said Noyes, ry apartments and 36,000sf of first class senior vice president of Cambridge-based commercial and office space within a Oaktree Development. short walking distance to the W. Concord Oaktree FX and Boynton have Commuter Rail Station. retained the Avison Young suburban broThe ceremony was attended by kerage team led by principals Jack Kerriapproximately 75 people, including gan, Steve Cook, and Bill Sullivan to lead Secretary of Housing & Economic Dethe leasing efforts for the office space. velopment Greg Bialecki; Secretary of Brookside Square will connect dithe Mass. Department of Transportation Richard Davey; Assistant Secretary for rectly to the West Concord MBTA ComLand & Forest Stephanie Cooper; Mass. muter Rail Station and shares a boundary State Senator Mike Barrett; Gwendolen with the proposed Bruce Freeman Rail Noyes, Arthur Klipfel, and Patrick Cleary Trail and Bike Path. The project will also of Oaktree FX Development; Nick Boynfeature a “pocket park” that will be acceston of The Boynton Company; John Tocsible to the public via a network of walking trails. ci, CEO of Tocci Building Companies;

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Nadeau and LLB Break Ground

LGBTQ Center for the University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI - On April 16, Nadeau Corporation Construction Development and Engineering broke ground on the nation’s first free-standing LGBTQ center for the University of Rhode Island’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. The 4,000sf center located at 19 Upper College Road will cost about $2 million, and is expected to open in spring 2015.

l-r: LGBTQ director Annie Russell, URI president David M. Dooley, Nadeau project manager Mark Menard, coordinator for LGBTQ programs and services Annie M. Kosar, and LLB Architects principals Drayton Fair & Kathleen Bartels.

LGBTQ center Rendering by LLB Architects Designed by LLB Architects of Pawtucket, the building will replace the current LGBTQ center currently located in Adams Hall at URI. The facility is located at the present site of the Ruggles House, which will be demolished in order to make way for the first free-standing center of its kind in the entire nation. The single-story, stone and clapboard building will have a veranda running along the front, a multipurpose room, a group counseling room, and a student lounge. State officials were on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking, including Governor Lincoln Chafee and State Senator Frank Ferri. Nadeau Corporation looks forward to making this project a tremendous success and has great support from LLB Architects, URI’s facilities staff, and Annie Russell, the center’s director who continues to play a vital role in all aspects of this project.


NorthPoint Twenty|20 Tower Tops Off East Cambridge – CBT recently celebrated the topping off of the NorthPoint Twenty|20 tower. The 20-floor, 400,000sf mixed-use tower will feature 355 luxury residential units, 8,600sf of retail at the ground level and a variety of amenities (fitness center, media rooms, roof deck, and garage and bicycle parking).

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Plan NH Announces Merit Awards of Excellence for 2014 Concord, NH – Plan New Hampshire recently announced the 2014 recipients of a Merit Award of Excellence for planning, design, or development in the built environment:

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• Renovations to the Dearborn Memorial Building (Odd Fellows Hall) at 434 Lake Avenue in Manchester. Owner: City of Manchester. Key players: CMK Architects, Milestone Engineering, Pilot Construction (Phase 1 renovations). • Memorial Bridge Replacement Public Outreach and Involvement, Portsmouth NH. Owner: NHDOT and MDOT, Key players: McFarland Johnson, HDR, and Archer Western Contractors.

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• The Endicott Hotel, Concord. Owner: CATCH Neighborhood Housing. Key players: CN Carley Associates, Steffenson Engineering, Nobis Engineering, Northway Bank, Cobb Hill Construction, Eclectica Design, Lavender and Lotus Interior Design, Renee Rucci Design, and The Leading Edge Drapery. • Families in Transition Lowell Street Addition and Historic Renovation, 136 Lowell Street, Manchester. Owners: Families in Transition and Great Bridge Properties. Key players: North Branch Construction, Burnell-Johnson Architects

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• Railroad Land Development, Keene. Owner: Monadnock Economic Development. Key players: City of Keene, Daniel V. Scully Architects, George Hickey Architect, CHA, SVE, Harvey Construction, Pro Con, and Cheshire Builders.

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Landscape Architecture Ground Honored for Landscape Design of MassArt Residence Hall by Shauna Gillies-Smith Ground Inc, a landscape architecture firm based out of Somerville, recently received a BSLA Merit Award for the design of the plaza and landscape at MassArt’s recently opened residence hall in Boston. The building was designed by ADD Inc. for MassArt and the Shauna Gilies-Smith Massachusetts State College Building Authority ( MSCBA). This landscape design was an exciting opportunity for MassArt to re-craft its public identity, create a new center of student life, and reflect the expressive design qualities of the college. Fitting for the only public art school in the country, the new landscape is artistic and experiential while being “comfortable enough to paint in your pajamas.” Fronting onto the “Avenue of the Arts,” the landscape is positioned to capitalize on the public life of the street. The design is based on the simple idea of providing places to sit, but in this art school, the seat walls go a bit mad, undulating

Seat wall in use in plan and in section to create seating for individuals, small groups, and class gatherings. Aware that it will be viewed from within, and from the residence halls above, the paving pattern shadows the expressive form of the planters and colorful light planks glow from within the wooden benches. The design resulted from an intense public process including student focus groups, charrettes, and multiple design

meetings. Ultimately the brief became simple: “We want a landscape that expresses our artistic identity and we want places to hang out.” The design is based around the concept of gathering: places for couples, class size gatherings, small groups and a whole lot of individuals. To achieve this, the design introduced raised planting areas surrounded by seat walls that undulate both in plan and in section. Through its lobed

design the seat walls carve out niches and provide a multitude of seating options at varying heights. Punctuating the gently sloping seat walls are horizontal wooden seats inset with planks of light. Planting is used to reinforce the expressive nature and create a sense of intimacy when seated. Drifts of flowering perennials and ornamental grasses surround evergreen cores, providing color, movement and texture on the edges and spatial separation at the core. Up-lit amelanchier trees provide three dimensional focus (and edible berries) without inhibiting visual connectivity. In one area an existing large acer saccharinum was protected, with the bench form built around it. Recognizing that New England college students experience winter and night, the design includes light, sculptural form and evergreen planting that have a presence throughout the year and time of day. A design challenge was to accommodate service vehicles on the site while creating an intimate and texturally rich experience. The site is located directly above the junction of multiple branches of the South Charles Relief Sewer. Thus the entire site had to be structured and Continued on next page


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designed to accommodate access and turning radii for the Vactor 2100 service truck, leaving selective areas for planting and wider paved areas. The hardscape solution was to create a paving pattern that shadows the expressive form of the planters creating a canvas that can be enjoyed on the ground, and experienced by the 450 art students in the residential tower above. The “shadows” of the permeable pavers also provide a textured rumble strip around the planters that acts as a deterrent for skateboarders. The patterning carries across the adjacent private road (with different details) making it a “woonerf” that belongs as much to the pedestrian as the car. The project is constructed out of typical and durable materials that are not

The background paving is concrete with a warm colored exposed aggregate. The dynamic paving pattern is created out of linear precast pavers and boardwalk brick, highlighting the building entrance and planter shapes. The undulating seat walls are custom precast concrete, all but a few a unique design. In order to achieve the desired level of construction tolerance, 3D digital files were exchanged with the precast company. Providing a counterpoint to the curves, the orientation of the varying width wood and light planks carries consistently across the plaza, despite the twists and turns of the seat walls. At night, the lines of light line up across the plaza. Shauna Gillies-Smith, MAUD, BArch, ASLA, LEED AP is the principal at Ground Inc.

Sanford, ME - Harborline Brick pavers by Genest have played a major role in transforming downtown landscapes, and have been the choice for many “Main Street” sidewalk transformations. The town of Kennebunk re-did their sidewalks with Harborline pavers and are continuing to add to the town sidewalks this spring. The pavers give the sidewalks a “walkable” feel that supports constant pedestrian use and occasional vehicle access. Throughout New England Genest Paving Stones are used for a multitude of commercial and municipal projects. The choice of products, colors and textures offer design professionals many selections that fit site requirements and budgets. There has been a growth in communities, schools and government facilities transforming mixed-use areas into aesthetically pleasing public spaces. Entire streetscapes and plazas have been reconstructed to give more elegance and appeal to these outdoor public spaces. Genest’s extensive product line of pavers gives architects a choice of products that exceed industry standards. Not only can they sustain the harsh weather conditions of New England but also withstand high traffic pedestrian areas. Genest is also proud to be a leader in sustainable design. Its selection of permeable paving stones offer products that have an added benefit of improved water quality

Downtown Kennebunk, Maine and stormwater management. More and more municipalities are switching to permeable pavement surfaces to help recharge the underground water table, reduce pollutants, and to implement low-impact development. With today’s higher prices for conventional pavements and the increased demand for storm water management and low impact development, the concrete paver industry is in a great position. Interlocking concrete pavers and permeable concrete pavers will be a solid choice for many years to come.

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May 2014

The Boston Society of Landscape Architects 2014 Award Winners

Boston – The Boston Society of Landscape Architects recently announced the winners of its 2014 Awards. BSLA’s highly regarded awards

Honor Awards:

• Stephen Stimson Associates, Flume Fountain, Design/Commercial and Institutional. • GroundView LLC, Chuckie Harris Park, Design/Parks and Recreational Facilities. • Klopfer Martin Design Group, Landscapes for Learning, Nine Outdoor Classrooms, Design/PreK – 12 Educational Facilities.

program celebrates the work of Massachusetts and Maine landscape architects and landscape architectural work in the two states. This year, the Award of Excellence was given to Reed Hilderbrand for its project, From Disaster to Restart: Houston Arboretum. Other awards presented were:

• UMass Urban Design Studio, Springfield’s “X” – From Crossroads to Center, Student Works.

Merit Awards:

• Stantec Planning and Landscape Architecture, Sacred Space: Temple Beth Elohim, Design/Commercial and Industrial.

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• Richard Burck Associates, Inc., Watch Factory, Design/Historic Rehabilitation

• Sasaki Associates, South Taihu Lake, Landscape Analysis and Planning.

Sasaki Associates, Jiading Park, Design/Parks and Recreational Facilities.

• Sasaki Associates, Godrej: The Trees, Landscape Analysis and Planning.

• Spurr, Weston & Sampson, Quincy Street Open Space, Design/Parks and Recreational Facilities.

• UMass Housing Studio, Fieldstone Farm Village, Student Works.

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Continued from previous page • Holly D. Ben-Joseph, Dexter & Southfield: A Nature-Based Schoolyard, Design/PreK-12 Educational Facilities.

• Richard Burck Associates, Inc., Concord House, Design/Residential and Garden.

• Ground Inc., MassArt Residence Hall, Design/College and University.

• Richardson and Associates, Woodside Coastal Residence, Design/Residential and Garden.

• GroundView LLC, Oberlin College Conservatory, Design/College and University. • Richard Burck Associates, Inc., Cornerstone Garden at St. Albans, Memorial Design.

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Aerial view of paths, stone retaining walls, and planted terraces at the St. Alban’s School in Washington, D.C.

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• Stephen Stimson Associates, Woodland Residence, Design/Residential and Garden.

• Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC, Longwood Garden, Design/ Residential and Garden. • Dan K. Gordon Landscape Architects, Earl Major Estate, Design/Residential and Garden. • Emily Milliman, Patagonia Crossing, Student Works.

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BSLA Award of Excellence was given to Reed Hilderbrand for their project, From Disaster to Restart: Houston Arboretum

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Enhancing Design Through Context and the Cloud by Mike DeLacey A new wave of technology released in the past year is about to take the design world by storm. Gone are the days of two-dimensional water color drawings used to show what a project will look like once completed. Context-based design – through the use Mike DeLacey of reality capture and rapid conceptualization – and the creation of advanced analysis and design alternatives powered by cloud computing, will transform the landscape architecture and civil engineering industries. From the landscape design perspective, these new technologies enable architects to rapidly generate context for their designs and participate in the BIM process in ways previously unforeseen. Using reality capture, it takes just hours to create a photomap point cloud. When imported into a program like InfraWorks, schemes and designs, which can be transformed into visualizations, are generated in a matter of minutes. But in addition to


creating three-dimensional images with ease, context-based design allows for their manipulation in real-time across multiple devices, increasing productivity as well as collaboration. For example, imagine designing a new subdivision. While on-site, an architect can walk around with an iPad and manipulate the design in real time, placing landscape items like bushes, trees, and benches throughout the model. This allows landscape architects to make changes instantly, incorporating extremely realistic, real-world conditions into the design process on the spot. These results at the reality capture level can then be incorporated into more specialized applications. After the placement of these landscape items has been located on the model, they can then be loaded into AutoCAD Civil 3D and applied to other construction documents For civil engineers, cloud computing is enabling sophisticated and advanced analysis and design alternatives. For instance, when designing a road in plan and profile view, products and technologies running in the cloud can optimize the design by analyzing it against hundreds of different variables. This also provides civil engineers with the ability

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to retail organizations and large architectural firms will be impacted by this trend. As a growing number of landscape architecture and civil engineering professionals adopt these tools, it will certainly be exciting to see the creativity they unleash. Mike DeLacey is principal at Microdesk.

Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at MA State House Boston - On May 13, ACEC/MA, BSCES, and MALSCE members will gather with leaders from other engineering and design-related associations at the Massachusetts State House for the Annual Engineers and Land Surveyors Day. Among the organizations that are cosponsoring the day are: • American Council of Engineering Companies of Mass. (ACEC/MA) • Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES) • Mass Assoc. of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE) Meetings will be arranged with Massachusetts State Representatives and State Senators based on where members live and vote. May 7, 10: - 11 a.m. May 8, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. May 9, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

• Infrastructure Funding • Harnessing Private Sector Innovation (support for Contracting Out: Design Work Done By Private Sector Engineering Firms). Register at: www.wheredoivotema. com/bal/myelectioninfo.php. to confirm the names of your State Senator and State Representative, based on where you live/ vote. You will need their names for your online registration. Then, Register online: Advance Briefing Sessions (in person at TEC or online)

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Gale Upgrades UMass Lowell Athletic Fields Lowell, MA – The UMass Lowell athletic field expansion and upgrade associated with its move to America East and Division I included four very different field constructions (a new nylon turf field, a new infilled turf field, the reuse of a turf field, and a new grass field), with the two new fields reusing materials from the two renovated fields. In a short six months, UMass Lowell completely redeveloped its outdoor athletic complex, increasing capacity particularly for its recreation users, and gained NCAA Division I compliance in an innovative, environmentally sustainable, and cost-effective manner. UMass Lowell is no stranger to sports innovation. In 2000, Gale Associ-

ates, Inc. installed New England’s first infilled synthetic turf field at Cushing Field under an athletic campus revitalization designed by Gale. This infilled system was replaced in 2010 after hosting 720 scheduled events per year, far beyond the capacity of a grass field. The move to Division I required that Cushing be converted to a knitted nylon system with the removal and reuse of the three-year-old turf. UMass Lowell sought intellectual property relief from Boise State and specified a blue Astroturf nylon field, enhancing the university’s imaging and branding. With the introduction of men’s and women’s lacrosse, the demands placed on

View of the infilled synthetic turf soccer field, which is used for Division 1 Men’s and Women’s soccer (will be used for lacrosse in the future)

View of UMass Lowell’s soccer field, the knitted nylon AstroTurf field hockey field, and track. the natural-turf soccer pitch were unsustainable. With the addition of over 200 more games and practices on an already over-taxed field, no grass maintenance program would result in a healthy, safe stand of athletic turf. UMass Lowell decided to install a long-pile infilled synthetic turf field. A colored border and two-tone alternating mow pattern helped to image the venue as a first-class Division I facility. The soccer field synthetic turf replacement resulted in the removal of over 3,700 cubic yards of top soil. This top soil was put to good use,. The UMass Lowell Campus Recreation Center opened in 2002, and its front lawn quickly became an important open space for informal recreation play. Games, such as ultimate frisbee and touch football, are played there on a daily ba-

sis throughout the fall and spring. The sloping lawn, never designed to support active recreation, was poorly drained and subject to perennial root zone breakdown and erosion, creating an eyesore in a highly visible part of campus. Re-installation of the three-year-old synthetic turf carpet removed from Cushing was a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable approach to resolving this problem. Gale has provided design services for over 160 synthetic turf fields; however, this is the first involving the recycling of an entire field. The Gale design resolved the lawn planarity challenges, and the site contractor, Quirk Construction, developed innovative techniques for harvesting the turf panels, tailoring them to fit a new layout, and re-seaming the previously used turf.

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Kaplan Completes Bright Horizons

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Madeline Le, Joe Marshall, Shannon Long, Dave Henderson, Ken Kovachs, John Merchant, Lee Dellicker, David W. Ives, Bernard L. Caniff, Edward P. Hardiman, Steven Cunningham, Stuart Meurer, David Crouteau, and Keith A. Crowley Danvers, MA – Windover Construcfocus on multi-disciplinary education. tion announced construction has officially Highlights of the building include a begun at St. John’s Prep in Danvers on a robotics lab, a seminar room, a study room, 74,000sf, five-story academic building to flexible work and meeting spaces, and a house the school’s computer science, mathtwo-story, multi-purpose lobby on the first ematics, science, and world languages defloor. partments. Design elements such as interior glass Headmaster Edward P. Hardiman, walls will be used extensively throughout Ph.D., and Principal Keith A. Crowley, the first and second floors to visually enPh.D., led the April 3 groundbreaking cergage students with the projects and activiemony. The new facility is expected to be ties going on inside. This concept extends to completed in September of 2015. St. John’s the exterior of the building, where outdoor is a Xaverian Brothers sponsored school for spaces will allow students to carry conversations beyond the classroom. young men in grades 6 through 12. The new building expands on the concept of STEM It will be fully accessible and is deeducation (science, technology, engineering signed to meet the requirements for LEEDSilver certification. and mathematics) to include a campus wide

Brookline, MA - Kaplan Construction has completed a new child care center in Brookline for Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Over the course of four months and following a complete demolition of the building interior, Kaplan renovated an existing office building located at 138 Harvard Bright Horizons day care center Shelly Harrison Photography Street in Brookline into Horizons’ commitment to teaching chila new early education and preschool that dren about the importance of leading an can accommodate up to 113 children active lifestyle. ranging from infants to pre-kindergarten. A perimeter fence was installed In addition to the classrooms organized along Harvard Street and Auburn Street, by age group, Kaplan created an interior and low interior fences were constructed playroom with a climbing wall as well to separate the different age groups. as a staff lounge, kitchen area, and office A new roof and mechanical systems space for employees. were installed and a 140-foot-long ramp The original building was constructwas constructed to provide an evacuation ed on stilts to provide parking underneath. route from the center to the exterior. Kaplan converted 75% of the parking lot Kaplan worked with the architecinto green space and a playground with ture firms StudioMLA of Brookline and rubber matting. A concrete tricycle path Davis Square Architects of Somerville to with bridges and tunnels was incorporatcomplete this project for Bright Horizons. ed into the play area, recognizing Bright

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TFMoran Under Way on $18M SNHU Project

Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects, Carol R. Johnson Associates, and TFMoran Team Up Manchester, NH – Starting in the fall of 2014, Southern New Hampshire University will be offering its growing student population a new library and learning Commons building. SNHU is a private, nonprofit university, with over 80 years of experience in post-secondary education. The campus is located in Manchester and Hooksett. In addition to housing the library, the learning commons will include an IT help desk, the learning center, a café, and a media production suite. The new space will also provide additional areas for private and group study to the student body. This 50,000sf, $18 million building was designed by a collaboration of Boston-based architect Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects, landscape architect Carol R. Johnson Associates, and civil en-

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NHU Library Learning Commons gineers TFMoran of Bedford. The facility is currently under construction and will be open for the fall 2014 semester. The general contractor is Harvey Construction of Bedford. “Siting the new three-story building was critical,” said Jeff Kevan, project manager for TFMoran. “The site for the new learning commons was chosen to be in the center of the campus, next to the recently constructed dining hall. This central campus core helps make SNHU a walkable campus, eliminating the need for new, dedicated parking for this facility.” Kevan continues, “Other sustainable features built-in to this project include a bio-retention area, where stormwater runoff is treated by passing through a natural filter of wetland-type soils before releasing to the environment. We also took a significant portion of the runoff volume, including the entire roof of the building, and used it for groundwater recharge, rather than increasing runoff.” In addition to site design, TFMoran was responsible for survey and environmental permitting including local planning

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UMass Amherst Holds Topping Off

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Multi-Residential Williams Building Completes 50 Apts. The Community Builders’ Province Landing

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Provincetown, MA – Williams Building Company Inc. of West Yarmouth recently completed Province Landing in Provincetown. Developed and managed by The Community Builders, this project consisted of 50 affordable apartments in six buildings built on 2.57 acres. Consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, this project is targeted toward the year-round workforce. Family income levels range from 30% to 80% of area median income (AMI). Additionally, the project was built to LEED Silver standards and has Energy Star certification. The

use of high efficiency gas furnaces, Energy Star lighting and appliances, and sprayed fiberglass insulation will ensure long-term affordability and stable energy costs. Designed by architect Durkee Brown Viveiros and Werenfels of Providence, R.I., Province Landing succeeds in blending seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood. Through the use of traditional trim details, exterior materials, and colors, the buildings could easily be mistaken as having been part of the community for years.

Abbot Restores Brighton Condos Boston – Abbot Building Restoration recently completed the first phase of a masonry restoration project on a four-story brick and precast concrete condominium building at 1871-1875 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s Brighton section. Based on Abbot’s recommendation, a multi-phase project was implemented, with Phase 1 focusing on the Chestnut Hill Avenue side of the building where pointing, stone repair, brick replacement, and caulking of the windows was performed to repair the existing deficiencies. In Phase 1A, Abbot performed an investigation on the rear of the building where a series of enclosed stucco porches were located. During the course of the investigation, it was found that the horizontal and vertical steel beams supporting the porches were severely deteriorated and needed replacement. As part of the permitting process, the owner retained Structures Engineering Inc. of Marshfield to inspect the damage and formulate the repair strategy. Complicating the situation was that the project had to be accomplished without disturbing the interior living spaces by isolating the porches so that the residents were not affected. Working as a team, Abbot and Structures Engineering determined that the least invasive way of performing the work was to support all of the wood floor


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KNC Mechanical Completes Chapman Arms Project Cambridge, MA – KNC Mechanical, headquartered in Braintree, recently completed plumbing and HVAC renovations at Chapman Arms, a historic 50-unit apartment building located in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge. KNC replaced the boiler room and 120 Whelan units, and assisted in renovating the 50 bathrooms and 50 kitchens.

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Allen & Major Recognized by ACEC Winchester, MA - Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) was recognized by The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC MA) with the 2014 Bronze Award honoring outstanding professional design excellence for its work on 620 Washington Street in Winchester. Developed in partnership with Winchester Hospital, DiGiorgio Associates, Inc., and Steffian Bradley, who served as project architects, 620 Washington Street is an advanced clinical care campus that includes the Center for Cancer Care, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, and the Center for Cancer Care Healing Garden. The first phase of this multi-million dollar project was the Center for Cancer Care. The initial sitework involved demolishing an abandoned industrial building that was attached to the historic portion of the Winn Watch Factory building. The remaining historic building façade was restored, and the interior was renovated and incorporated as a wing to the new 44,247sf main center. The center was designed according to LEED for Healthcare and was awarded LEED Gold certification upon completion. The Ambulatory Surgery Center was completed as Phase 2 and was con-

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Steel Bridge Projects Earn National Awards Chicago - Every other year the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) conducts the Prize Bridge Awards recognizing innovative design and engineering achievements on structural steel bridge projects throughout the country. It is the highest honor bestowed on steel bridge projects by the U.S. structural steel industry. Thirteen amazing steel bridge projects and their team members were recognized on March 26 during the combined 2014 World Steel Bridge Symposium (WSBS) and NASCC: The Steel Conference in Toronto.

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ACEC/MA 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards • Environmental Partners Group, Inc., Quincy, The Knowles Crossing Water Treatment Plant: Provincetown Preserves its Past and Secures its Future—Provincetown. Client: Town of Provincetown.

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oston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards along with several other awards. ACEC/MA presented the awards on March 19, 2014 in a ceremony at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge. Here are the 2014 Award winners:

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Bronze Award Winners:

• Allen & Major Associates, Inc., Woburn, 620 Washington Street, Winchester. Client: Winchester Hospital.

Grand Conceptor:

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Boston – Project: Logan International Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility, East Boston. Client: Massachusetts Port Authority.

Gold Award Winners:

• AECOM USA, Inc.,Wakefield. R.I., Project. East Providence Wastewater and Collection System Design Build Improvements. Client: City of East Providence. • Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST), Burlington, Mass., Bay Street Reconstruction/ Morey’s Dam Construction, Taunton. Client: MassDOT Highway Division. • Hatch Mott MacDonald, LLC, Westwood, Mass, King Road Grade Separatio, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. • Kleinfelder, Cambridge, Mass., Alewife Stormwater Wetland & Drainage Improvements. Cambridge. Client: City of Cambridge Department of Public Works.

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• Environmental Partners Group, Inc., Quincy; The Knowles Crossing Water Treatment Plant: Provincetown Preserves its Past and Secures its Future—Provincetown. Client: Town of Provincetown.

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• Beta Group, Inc., Norwood, Lower Beacon Street Sewer Separation Project, Contract PW/11-13, Brookline. Client: Town of Brookline. • CDM Smith Inc., Cambridge, Realignment of Route 116 and Bay Road, Amherst. Client: Town of Amherst. • Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Cambridge, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Elevated Field and Parking, Worcester. Client: Worcester Polytechnic Institute. • Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST), Burlington, River Street Bridge Replacement, Boston. Client: MassDOT Highway Division. Winchester Hospital - Healing Garden


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•Dewberry, Boston, Neponset River Bridge Rehabilitation, Boston and Quincy. Client: MassDOT Highway Division.

• Firm: Rosales + Partners, Boston, Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge, Revere. Client: MBTA and City of Revere.

Neponset River Bridge Rehabilitation Night view of the Christina and John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge in Revere, MA. • GHD Inc., Hyannis, Chatham Water Pollution Control Facility – Phase I Improvements, Chatham. Client: Town of Chatham.

• Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Westford, Wachusett Mountain Parkway System Rehabilitation and Fire Tower, Wachusett Mountain Reservation (Princeton and Westminster). Client: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Chatham Water Pollution Control Facility • Nitsch Engineering, Boston, Laser Scanning for Future Planning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester. Client: Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Wachusett Mountain Parkway System Rehabilitation and Fire Tower • Tighe & Bond, Inc. Pocasset, Hyannis Water System Upgrade, Hyannis. Client: Town of Barnstable.

Hyannis Water System Upgrade Laser Scanning for Future Planning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute • Nobis Engineering, Inc., Lowell, Silresim Superfund Site Remedial Actions, Lowell. (No image) Client: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

• TranSystems, Boston, East-West Parkway, Weymouth. (No image) Client: MassDOT Highway Division. Continued on page 28


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Continued from page 27 • Weston & Sampson, Peabody, Remediation of Former MGP Site, Keene, N.H. Client: Northeast Utilities.

• Woodard & Curran, Inc., Andover, Mass., Photovoltaic System Installation at the Lowell Regional Water Utility, Lowell. Client: Lowell Regional Water Utility.

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In addition to the project awards, ACEC/MA also presented the following awards: • ACEC/MA Education Corporation President’s Scholarship to Michael Dube, studying at Northeastern University. • ACEC/MA Community Service Award to Jason Miller, Landscape Architect & Project Manager, Stantec. • ACEC/MA Young Professional Award to Christine Breen, PE, LEED Green Associate, Transportation Engineer, Nitsch Engineering.


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vendors and negotiate price, but their real talent is being able to bang out cost projections on numerous bids, day after day. There is not a lot of deviation to this role, but getting it right on every job is essential to profitability. This is analytical work that requires less “snoozing” and more focus. As candidates, estimators are usually pretty factual and not too verbose, but that’s why we need them. They’re only interested in the bottom line. They’ll leave the people side of the business up to project managers and sales staff. From our experience, their interviewing style is very much process driven. If you’re a hir-

fundamentals down. New England is a pretty small place, so it won’t take long to find out if someone is less than “stellar.” Have you ever asked an estimator to review some of their previous bids? Obviously you don’t want to break any confidentiality but it’s still a good practice to ask. Get them to walk you through a take-off during the interview or maybe show them a purposely flawed bid and see if they highlight the error. The goal is to find ways to test them on their actual job skills in real time. Finding a “good guy” needs to have structure around it. A candidate needs

“Sure, you need to know if a candidate is a fit for the company but that should only happen AFTER you determined if they can do the job.” ing authority who is full of life and a little chaotic you’ll drive an estimator crazy. Alternatively, estimators don’t typically walk through the front door like a bat out of hell. So if you go on just your gut instinct you might miss out on a great candidate because stylistically you don’t gel. Of course you should spend some time discussing a candidate’s background, but if someone has been with a few decent contractors for a reasonable amount of time it’s a safe bet they have the job

clarity around expectations for a role. Tell them what is required and give examples around how they will be successful in the first 90 days, six months and after a year. We recommend starting with some critical areas that you would like addressed, say four or five tasks. Give the candidate a half-hour alone with a computer and ask them to determine the hierarchy of needs and get them to write a simple one-page “recommendation and next steps” document. You’re not looking

for a working business plan here – you are just testing for their ability to jump in and see how they respond being put out of their comfort zone, their critical thinking skills, and the level of literacy, etc. and most importantly; their confidence. Here are five simple steps in making a great hire: • Explain to the candidates, explicitly, what needs to be achieved in the next 12 months. • Review their background to see areas of commonality or similar projects that could be leveraged. • Discuss how, when, where, and why they have done those things before – look for examples of resourcefulness and creativity. • Collect the names of people who can attest that they have successfully achieved those things. • If you can conclude that they could do the job, then consider fit. Would you like working with them all day, do they bring something different to the team, do they have outlying skills that have value? Once you are clear on the above, it will be much easier to find a “good guy.” Call us if you need a gut check. Colm Allen is President at Construction Recruiters, Inc.


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by Michael P. Sams When an insurance company agrees to defend you but reserves the right to disclaim coverage, you can hire your own counsel, and the insurer, not you, must pay for that counsel. More specifically, in determinMichael P. Sams ing whether to head into a relationship with its insured once a claim has been filed, an insurer, like a couple heading into marriage who want a prenuptial agreement, sometimes reserves the right to later drop out of the relationship with its insured. The “reservation of rights” letter is the insurer’s prenuptial agreement and, typically, it comes about roughly as described below. You get sued for defective construction and resulting damages, you give notice to your insurer, and your insurer responds with a letter of about 10 or more pages, letting you know all the reasons that coverage under your policy may not apply, but appointing you with a lawyer for whom the insurer will pay. This sounds great; a defense being provided at no cost to you. The question, though, is do you accept the insurer’s lawyer?

by Norman Brown, IV It is increasingly important that all contractors and subcontractors carefully read the language of these “partial” waivers. Indeed, you should not be afraid to mark-up these documents to ensure that you are fully protecting your rights. All language that goes beNorman Brown, IV yond waiving liens on work actually paid, or certifying that the contractor or subcontractor has paid its subcontractors and suppliers amounts actually received on account of their work, should be deleted before signing. Also, care must be taken not to waive lien rights or claims on work not paid for in the current requisition, including retainage, extra work, and any claims, whether billed or unbilled. When waiver of lien forms are included as an attachment to the form of contract to be executed, the provisions of the lien waivers, partial and final, must be addressed and amended during the pre-contract stage. If you sign a contract that includes a specific waiver of lien form, you may be committed to providing

The Insurer’s Prenuptial Agreement with Its Insured Should you…? No. At least in Massachusetts, do not accept the insurer’s appointed counsel, because under these circumstances, you are entitled to have your own chosen attorney represent you, with the insurer, not you, paying the cost or the vast majority thereof. When an insurer responds to its insured concerning a claim, it can do one of three things. It can agree to defend without reservation, accepting full responsibility up to the limits of coverage. It can reject the claim, setting you adrift either to deal with the claim yourself, or to fight with the insurer for coverage. Last, an insurer can seize the middle ground by issuing a reservation of rights. When an insurer issues a reservation of rights, the insurer is telling you two things, namely: 1) that it will pay for your defense and, maybe, any future damage assessment, while 2) also reserving the right to disclaim coverage later, leaving you without any coverage in the event of a future judgment against you. In this reservation of rights circumstance, where the insurer has one foot in and one foot out of providing you coverage, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has found that the insured is entiContinued on page 36

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Boston – Avison Young announced that it has been selected by Imprivata to provide project management services for the company’s 14,000sf interior office expansion. Mark Sullivan, Avison Young’s director of construction in the Boston office, will lead the team providing project management and general contractor services. This is the third time the Avison Young team has worked with Imprivata. Between 2012 and 2013, the team oversaw the first two phases of Imprivata’s expansion, which included 49,750sf of renovations and tenant-improvement work. Imprivata is a provider of authentication and access-management solutions for the healthcare industry.

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Portland, ME – The entire Wright-Ryan Construction team gathered at the USM Glickman Library to hold its Annual Meeting on April 8. However, this year’s meeting served to celebrate a significant milestone in the company’s history as well. 2014 marks Wright-Ryan’s 30th anniversary. Michael F. Brennan, mayor of the city of Portland, recognized the accomplishment and presented Wright-Ryan’s president, John Ryan, with a city proclamation. An excerpt from the proclamation read, “The 30th anniversary of

Wakefield, MA – Vantage Builders, Inc. of Waltham announced that it recently constructed a new cleanroom and office for Persimmon Technologies Corporation at 178 Albion Street in Wakefield. Persimmon Technologies, a provider of robotics for the semiconductor, data storage, LED, OLED, solar, and flat panel display equipment markets, needed an additional cleanroom, as well as office space. The project required particular experience and ingenuity on behalf of the general contracting firm because the location is on the ground level of a renovated mill building. Part of the Harvard Mills complex, 178 Albion Street is a brick-and-beam office building that was originally constructed as a textile mill in the early 1900s. “We needed to contend with the ground floor setting of

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Wright-Ryan Construction is marked by this celebration today and forever by the many completed building projects in our great city that continue to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and visit Portland.” The document was closed with a declaration from the mayor and members of the Portland City Council proclaiming and honoring April 8 as the day of Wright-Ryan Construction. “I am deeply honored and humbled to accept this proclamation,” said John Ryan, who co-founded Wright-Ryan Construction with Tom Wright in 1984.

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Municipal Griffin Electric Contributes to Revitalization of Downtown Worcester Worcester, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has completed the electrical installation work on two projects within City-Square, a 12-acre redevelopment project in Worcester. The first of the two projects involved the renovation of the City-Square east parking garage. The Griffin Electric team was responsible for electrical work within the multi-story garage renovation, which entailed the installation of new switchgear, lighting, and fire alarm systems. Leggat McCall Properties, of Boston, managed the project’s completion, while Consigli Construction Co., Inc., of Milford, served as the construction manager. Arrowstreet Inc., of Somerville, was the architect, and WSP Flack + Kurtz, of Boston, the electrical engineer. A 65,000sf Cancer Center for St. Vincent Hospital is yet another portion of the Worcester revitalization project, where Griffin Electric had provided the electrical installation. The three-story facility serves to consolidate ambulatory medical and radiation oncology services, relocating from its former Vernon Hill location. Comprehensive cancer care, including radiation therapy, medical oncology, chemotherapy, cancer imaging, and other outpatient services, such as psy-

St. Vincent Cancer Center chological and social services, physical therapy and nutrition, are available to the community in this new downtown, centralized location. Working in conjunction with general contractor Gilbane Building Company, of Worcester, with architect Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates, of Cambridge, and electrical engineer Thompson Consultants, Inc., of Marion, the Griffin

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Hancock Meeting House to Renovate MacMillin Company CM, Monahon Architects Hancock, NH – The MacMillin Company, LLC has been officially awarded a construction management contract for renovations to the historic Hancock Meetinghouse in Hancock. The town of Hancock and the First Congregational Church jointly own the building. Renovations to the 1820 meetinghouse include structural stabilization,

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Jessica Bailey discusses the C-PACE program while panel members John Hankins, Robert Hartt, David Ford and the CBC attendees look on Hamden, CT – “This is a trend, not a fad. It will be like any other specialized financing,” noted Rob Hartt, managing member, Hartt Realty Advisors, LLC at a recent “Energize Connecticut” presentation hosted by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC). Hartt, along with Jessica Bailey, director of commercial and industrial property assessed Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) and David

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Bloomfield, CT – BVH Integrated Services, a multi-disciplinary engineering firm, announced the promotion of Karl Frey, P.E. to President. Frey joined BVH in 1997 and has over 30 years of engineering design and management experience. His recent design work includes the Jackson Laboratory for Medical Genomics in Farmington, Central Connecticut State University’s new social sciences hall in New Britain, and Conn, Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. Under his leadership, BVH received the Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for Design Excellence for the Daniel and Grace Tully & Family Health Center in Stamford, CT. George Iskra, P.E., has assumed the role of BVH chairman. He joined the firm in 1972 and served as President from 1998 – 2014. His more than 40 years of experience includes system design and

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Amenta Emma Adds Three to Its Team KBE Scholarship Helps CT Students Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects, based in downtown Hartford, welcomes Andrew N. Ostrander to the Stamford office, and Peter C. Wilson and Beau M. Deprey to the Hartford office. Ostrander has over six years of professional experience. He previously worked for Roger Ferris + Partners in Westport, Conn., on large commercial interior projects for clients throughout the northeast. Wilson has over 15 years of professional experience. He previously worked at Ronnette Riley Architects in New York City where he served as senior project manager for the New York Housing Authority – Hurricane Sandy Capital Improvement Program, as well as largescale commercial and residential projects. He has joined the Amenta Emma mixeduse team to develop a new town center in Connecticut. Deprey previously worked for Des-

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Farmington, CT – To help Connecticut high school students pursue careers in construction and related fields, KBE Building Corporation awarded $17,000 in scholarships to 34 students at 17 diploma-granting technical high schools in the state. The scholarship is part of KBE’s charitable giving program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Since 2009, KBE has donated more than $1.2 million and 5,000 volunteer hours to groups such as seniors, children, and military personnel. The company’s 2014 focus is promoting technical education for high school youth. To be eligible for the scholarship,

a student must pursue construction-related higher education, such as a four-year college program for structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering, or construction management. Students pursuing certification programs for building trades such as electricity, plumbing, or HVAC will also be considered. By May 1, principals and guidance counselors at each of Connecticut’s 17 technical high schools will choose one male and one female scholarship winner based on their academic records and their financial need.

CBC Awards/Annual Meeting Hartford – On June 10, CBC will hold its 18th Project Team and Scholarship Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting. The Bond Ballroom, Hilton Homewood, Suites, 11th Floor, 338 Asylum St., Hartford. 5:30-6:30 Registration, Networking; 6:30-8:30 Dinner & Awards Program. The Connecticut Building Congress will honor teams that showed extraordinary collaboration in the execution of their projects. The CBC Scholarship Fund also will recognize this year’s scholarship recipients.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: New Construction, Major Renovations/Expansions, K-23 School, Small Projects, Transportation/ Utilities/Civil, and Extraordinary Residential. 2nd Annual Project Team of the Year Award Moderator: James Fuda, PE, CBC President Alfred Benesch & Company Register by June 3, 2014. For more information: http://www. cbc-ct.org/CBC_ Event_Calendar?eventId=720049&EventViewMode=EventDetails.

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Iron Mountain’s New Global HQ Receives NEWiRE Achievement Award Boston – The project team for Iron Mountain’s new global headquarters at One Federal Street in Boston has received the New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE) Achievement Award for Networking. Iron Mountain, a worldwide provider of information storage and management solutions, moved into its new 112,000sf global headquarters in February 2014. The NEWiRE Networking Award recognizes a commercial real estate networking experience that most clearly represents the goals and purposes of NEWiRE. With more than 500 members, NEWiRE provides a forum for education, networking, and professional development to women in various commercial real estate disciplines throughout the Greater Boston area. Spearheaded by Sarah Abrams, Iron Mountain’s senior vice president of global real estate, these NEWiRE members were part of the project team that supported the relocation of Iron Mountain: Sarah Abrams, Iron Mountain – client; Sherie Heywood, JLL – real estate transaction management; Cynthia Keliher, McCarter & English, LLP – legal/ lease negotiations; Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, Margulies Perruzzi Architects – interior architectural design; Christine Mosholder, Fort Point Project Management – project management; and Kristin

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129 Tremont Boston – JLL Construction recently completed the fit-out of the new Capital One 360 Café at 129 Tremont Street in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. Partnering with Capital One and Peet’s Coffee and Tea, JLL Construction brought this 5,000sf café to life. It features a full service coffee bar, LCD video walls incorporated into an all glass façade, and a warm and inviting ambiance. Venetian plaster, faux brick walls, and a wood slat ceiling define the space. Polished concrete floors are intricately inlaid with an elliptical reclaimed wood floor product.

The café on Tremont is the second of several planned Capital One 360 Boston marketing offices that resemble coffee shops more than banks. Each of the planned branches will incorporate a full-service Peet’s Coffee and Tea store. While they do have an ATM, they don’t have tellers. The stores are designed as a space for Capital One 360 customers to socialize and connect with bank associates who can assist them with more complex banking needs. It is a physical space to support its on-line, mobile banking platform.


Hartford, CT – Tecton Architects announced the promotion of Jeff McElravy to principal. Nationally recognized in public safety design, McElravy carves out a key leadership role in providing focused expertise to clients. In addition to advancing the market since his hire in 2007, McElravy has mentored and promoted a transformative work culture at Tecton, extending his skill set to workplace environments for corporate clients as well. The firm also recently hired Barbara Joslin as senior project manager. She has a wealth of municipal experience with a special emphasis on library design Her most recent work includes a 90,000sf, $30 million project, the Effat University Library and Cultural Center in



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Boston - The Davis Companies (TDC) announced that Richard McCready has joined the company as its president. He will play a leading role in dayto-day management and strategic planning for TDC, and will serve as a chairman of the executive committee and as a member of the investment committee. McCready formerly

Maynard, MA – JM Coull, Inc. recently announced the addition of Greg Parker as senior project manager. Parker was most recently a project executive at Comeau & Kelly in Stoughton, and served as senior project manager at the Clark Construction Group in Boston. Coull also announced the additions of of Raquel Perez as its newest estimator and Laura Burch as new marketing and client development manager. Prior to joining JM Coull, Perez was an estimator at Elaine Construction in Newton. She also held similar positions at Sea-Dar Construction in Boston and Tocci Building Corporation in Woburn. She has more than 15 years of professional experience with eight in preconstruction services. Burch was most recently the proposal coordinator at EQ Northeast, Inc.,


served as the COO and executive vice president of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. He previously served as the President, COO & director of NRF’s predecessor company, NorthStar Capital Investment Corp. He also served, first as general counsel and then as the president, COO and director of Winthrop Financial Associates.

Nitsch Engineering Announcements Boston – Nitsch Engineering announced three new members to the firm’s Board of Directors, and three new shareholders , joining Judith Nitsch, PE, LEED AP BD+C, founding principal and chairman of the board; Lisa A. Brothers, PE, LEED AP BD+C, president and CEO; and Michael E. Kenealy, CPA, executive vice president and CFO. Sandra A. Brock, PE, CFM, LEED AP BD+C, chief engineer has over 28 years of experience in the civil engineering field. Fayssal J. Husseini, PE, PTOE, LEED Green Associate, vice president and director of transportation engineering has over 30 years of experience in providing transportation/traffic engineering design and construction phase

services. John M. Schmid, PE, LEED AP BD+C, executive project manager, civil engineering, has 26 years of experience in civil engineering. He assisted the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission in drafting the city’s Groundwater Conservation Overlay District regulations. New shareholders of Nitsch Engineering include Chelsea R. Christenson, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Civil Engineering; Stephen D. Farr, PE, ENV SP, LEED Green Associate, project manager, transportation engineering; and Aaron A. Gallagher, PE, CFM, LEED AP BD+C, project manager, civil engineering, bringing the total number of shareholders to 15.


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MIW Promotes Manuel Fall River, MA – MIW Corp. recently announced that it is AISC certified in steel fabrication. Jon Manuel, who played an integral role in attaining the AISC certification, has been promoted from operations manager to vice president. He has been with MIW Corp for seven years. He is directly involved in every project from start to finish and is a major contributing factor to the success of MIW Corp. Prior to joining MIW Corp, Manuel was a project manager with Linbeck.


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Boston – The International and NECA organizations. He Brotherhood of Electrical Workers assumed the role in February. (IBEW) Local 103 and National Lash most recently Electrical Contractors Association served as NECA Boston Chap(NECA), Boston Chapter anter’s assistant executive direcnounced the appointment of Mattor, a position he held for three thew A. M. Lash to the position of years. There, he began several business development director. market development initiatives In his new position, Lash that will carry over to his new will be responsible for outreach job, particularly regulatory and Lash to the Greater Boston construclicensing issues that impact a tion-user community, regulators, and other contractor’s ability to compete fairly and stakeholders, advocating the dynamic joint also that ensure public safety in electrical construction. resources and capabilities of the IBEW

Boston – Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc. announced the promotions of Jason T. Arndt, AIA, LEED AP, and Rebecca L. Berry, AIA, LEED AP. Arndt joined Finegold Alexander in 2011 and was appointed to associate in 2013. He has served as project architect for Temple Israel Omaha and the Godfrey Hotel in downtown Boston. Previously, Arndt was the lead designer for various large international projects. He is a registered architect and a LEED accredited professional. Berry has been promoted to senior associate. She joined Finegold Alexander in 2006 and has served as project architect on a variety of housing and institutional projects, including the Alice K. Wolf

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Murphy Joins Timberline

Canton, MA – Christy ery method and the selection Murphy has joined Timberline of qualified partners for solving Construction as a vice president “almost impossible” schedule and project executive. She has and budget challenges. 15 years of experience in the conPrior to Timberline, struction industry and expertise Murphy managed construction within the institutional project projects for Gilbane, J.K. Scansector. At Timberline, she leads lan, Walsh Brothers, and RF the healthcare and institutional Walsh. In addition to her extenproject teams. sive healthcare and institutional Murphy project portfolio, she oversaw She has successfully the construction of large complex multicompleted many design-build healthcare use development projects. projects in which she credits the deliv-

TFMoran Welcomes O’Neil

Bedford, NH – James O’Neil, LLS, was recently hired to serve as chief of survey for TFMoran, Inc. He is a licensed land surveyor in New Hampshire with over 20 years’ experience. At TFMoran, he will be responsible to oversee all land surveying projects from proposal to completion, includ-


ing field operation, technical computations, research and boundary determinations, and project management. O’Neil is a member of the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association and former director of professional practice for The New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association.

Trainito Joins ROI Needham, MA – Resource Options Inc. (ROI) recently announced that Tiffani Trainito has joined the firm as job coordinator. Her responsibilities will include workforce development, customer service, and overall operations management. Trainito

Eckman Hires Mike Simoneau

Bedford, NH - Eckman to the next level,” noted Preston Construction recently announced Hunter, director of business dethat Mike Simoneau has joined velopment, Eckman Construction. the Eckman team as marketing manager. He has a decade of diSimoneau will be spearverse marketing experience, inheading Eckman’s marketing cluding three years of working in initiatives, which include new commercial construction with an content development, public industry-leading flooring manurelations, and overall strategic facturer. planning. He will also assist in Simoneau responding to proposal inquiries “Mike brings a fresh peralong with supporting lead generation and spective to Eckman, and we are confident business development activities. that he can help take our marketing efforts




Center in Cambridge, the Royal luxury housing in Boston, and the B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim Synagogue in Deerfield, Illinois. She serves as the sustainability director for the firm. Berry is a volunteer and former member of AmeriCorps.

Corvias Group Hires New Sr VP East Greenwich, RI – management, accountability, Corvias Group announced that compensation, staffing and cost Jim Wickenheiser has been hired control. as senior vice president of conHe will also work with the struction. executive vice president of conIn this position he will struction to pursue new business be responsible for all aspects opportunities and support the of leading the campus living execution of the strategic and construction group and army financial goals for the construcportfolio of the military living tion department. Wickenheiser construction group, including Most recently, Wickenheiser served as senior vice president, director fiscal management, long-range planning, of lodging for Lend Lease Public Private scheduling, delivery, construction quality, Partnerships LLC. safety, employee relations, performance

Rielly Joins Integrated Builders has over 20 years of experience Rockland, MA - Integrated in estimating and preconstrucBuilders, Inc. has added Timothy tion, having worked at compa(Tim) Rielly, C.P.E., LEED AP, as nies such as J. Calnan & Assodirector of estimating. In this pociates, Inc., Shawmut Design sition, he will direct and supervise and Construction, and Payton all operations of the firm’s estiConstruction. mating functions, primarily overHe is experienced in seeing policies and procedures design-build on projects with related to the bid process and will heavy foundations including provide the final approval over Rielly slurry wall, up/down construcall bids and proposals. Prior to joining Integrated Builders, tion, and wood framed through high-rise Rielly was the vice president of preconconstruction. struction at Roundhill Construction. He

Browse Joins CTA

Boston – Cavanaugh Tocci of contact for audio, video, proAssociates, Inc. (CTA), an acousjection, and acoustics. Current tical, audiovisual, and theatrical collaborations include work at consulting firm, announced that Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum Nicholas Browse has joined the and a new General Academic firm as senior principal consultant. Building at the University of He brings more than 25 years of Massachusetts, Boston. experience running his own sucPrior to starting his own cessful audiovisual consulting consulting practice, Browse firm, Nicholas Browse & Assoled the systems integration and Browse ciates. installation division of Cramer Browse and CTA have associated Video where he oversaw the installation on numerous projects – both as indepenof some of the first audiovisual systems dent firms on the same design team, and designed by Cavanaugh Tocci Associates. as a joint venture providing a single point

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Kelley Joins DEW

Murray Brothers Recent Staff Changes

Williston, VT - DEW management, and construction Construction Corporation reexperience. His expertise includes cently announced the appointdriving targeted business develment of Peter Kelley, P.E., as opment activities, developing and director of business developmanaging business networks, as ment. He will be responsible well as scope development, planfor driving business developning, and leading projects. ment activities across Vermont Kelley comes to DEW Conand upstate New York while struction from General Dynamics further developing existing OTS where he served as a program Kelley client relations. In this role, he manager on military contracts. will work closely with Don Wells, DEW DEW Construction has offices in president and founder. Williston, Lebanon, and Keene, N.H. Kelley will be working out of the Williston Kelley brings with him over 25 years of business development, project location.

Leominster, MA – Murray Brothers Construction, Inc. of Leominster announced recent changes to its staff. Jenna Guzman, who has been with the company for five years, has been promoted to project manager. Her expertise is in managing complicated contracts and institutional and historical projects as well as sustainable construction. Matt Wilder has been promoted to site supervisor. He has been the driving force on site regarding safety, quality and production. He led the re-construction of the Unitarian Universalist Parish of Monson Steeple and is currently supervising the connector addition to the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton. Shawn Legere has been promoted to site supervisor. He led the restoration of the St. John’s Steeple as well as the structural restoration to the Congregational Church of Paxton. Katie Quinn has been hired as office manager and has quickly grown to be the

Hardy Joins Tighe & Bond as COO Westfield, MA – Tighe ents. His design portfolio includes & Bond recently hired William water, wastewater, solid waste, Hardy, P.E. as the firm’s newly civil, highway, bridge, environappointed chief operating offimental, and building projects. He cer. In this role, he will work is a licensed professional engineer with the firm’s management to in Massachusetts, Connecticut, ensure optimum service delivRhode Island, Maine, and Texas. ery to Tighe & Bond’s expand“Bill’s professional expering customer base across all of tise and recognition in our indusits geographic locations. try will be an asset as we accelHardy Hardy, who will oversee erate Tighe & Bond’s next phase all operations from the firm’s Westfield of growth,” says David Pinsky, president office, has 35 years of diverse professionand CEO of Tighe & Bond. al, civil, and environmental engineering experience serving public and private cli-

Front, l-r: Katie Quinn and Jenna Guzman. Back, l-r: Jason Lasorsa, Shawn Legere, Matthew Wilder, and Scott Robichaud central cog of the entire operation. Jason Lasorsa joins the firm as lead carpenter. He brings several years of experience in fine home construction. Scott Robichaud has been hired as a senior project manager. He brings decades of experience of fine home construction. Robichaud’s education and background in design allows Murray Brothers to greater assist the architect and owner.

Matthews Joins Jewett Raymond, NH – Jewett Construction Co., Inc., recently welcomed Joshua C. Matthews as its new company controller. His experience includes numerous years as a financial analyst and manager in the aerospace and defense industries. Matthews

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Sept 3-6, 2014 59th Annual Meeting and Education Conference JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown Start planning to attend the 2014 NAWIC Annual Meeting & Education Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana Once again, those who register early can take advantage of special “early bird” registration rates through April 30. Communications expert Stacey Hanke will deliver the keynote address during NAWIC’s annual meeting. She will explain the positive actions you can take to increase your impact and value to your peers, teams, and members. For more information and to register: http://www.nawicboston.org.


June 10 CBC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet The Bond Ballroom, Hilton Homewood, Suites, 11th Floor, 338 Asylum St., Hartford. 5:30-6:30 Registration, Networking; 6:30-8:30 Dinner & Awards Program. Sept 22 - Save the Date! - Annual Robert J. LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing Shuttle Meadow, Country Club, Kensington, Conn. www.cbc-ct.org.


June 9, 2014 The Massachusetts Building Congress will hold its 65th Annual Golf Outing & Golf Clinic at theCharles River Country Club, 483 Dedham Street, Newton Centre, Mass. 10:30am-12:30pm  Registration, lunch, driving range and putting green available 12:30-shotgun start; 2:30-golf clinic registration; 3:00-golf clinic; 5:30-reception, dinner, awards. New this year! Golf Clinic - for Novice or returning golfers, 90 minutes of personalized instruction with PGA instructor includes etiquette and rules, long game instruction on course, and short game instruction on course in groups of six a fun way to learn the basics or refresh your skills. Also includes reception and dinner with full field of golfers for great networking and camaraderie. Due to the demand for this event, the following rules apply: reservations must be pre-paid by May 26, and no cancellation or refunds after May 26 For more information: http://www.buildingcongress.org/golf-outing.php

Golf Opportunities $150 -Single Golfer $600 -Foursome $200 - Tee Sponsor $200- Hole Sponsor $1500 –Tournament Sponsor(4 golfers, 2 signs, logo on website) If you have any questions feel free to contact Mario DiCesare 617-276-2623 mdicesare@commodorebuilders.com or Barbara Connolly @ 617-997-5116 bconnolly@bondbrothers.com or Jeff Thurber@ 508-259-8175 jthurber@consigli.com Sign up at the Eventbrite link or send Checks payable to:ASPE Chapter #25


NAIOP May 14, 2014 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: event@naiopma.org


May 22, 2014 11th Annual IFMA Boston Awards of Excellence: Celebrating the Brilliance Within. Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St James Ave, Boston. Tickets will not be sold on site this year. Sales end on Monday, May 19th. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-ifma-boston-awards-of-excellence-tickets-11089981433

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- May 13, 2014 Spring Dinner - Gillette Stadium, 2 Patriot Place, SFNE is the only organization tha fabricators and allied companies t Foxborough, Mass. and bridge construction markets i 5 - 7 p.m. registration, networking recepThe Benefits of SFNE Membersh tion, sponsor visits and dinner. • Advertising promoting structural • Educational programs; 7 - 8 p.m. Jack Klimp Presentation • FREE website listing; • Steel promotion; - June 5, 2014 • Meeting and program discounts; • Networking; and 33rd SFNE Annual Steel Design Conference • Electronic newsletters. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Mark Your Calen SFN 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gillette Stadium, Patr This year the conference will offer severalFor informati sessions that will be of interest and benefit to engineers, architects, detailers and fabricators. These sessions will include: Building Structures and Thermal Bridging, TR Higgins Lecture | Statics, Strength, Ductility and the Uniform Force Method, New Developments in Structural Steel in the Northeast, and BIM Contract Forms and Potential Legal Issues. For more info and to register: www.ssfne.org/


June 4, 2014 Luncheon Program June Annual Meeting 11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration • 12 p.m. Luncheon & Program Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston Street, Boston Presenter: Betsy Myers, author and founding director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University To register: www.newire.org/eventcalendar.aspx

American Society of Professional Estimators Boston, MA Chapter # 25 Please join us for our Annual Golf Tournament Monday, June 9, 2014 Hickory Hill Golf Course 200 North Lowell Street Methuen, MA 8:00 am -9:00 am: Registration Coffee, Continental Breakfast 9:00 am: Shotgun Start – Scramble Immediately following the golf tournament Dinner and Awards All golf packages include cart, greens fees, continental breakfast, give –away bag and dinner

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City View Commons Phase I Springfield, MA - Northeast Interiors

Lexington Place Lexington, MA - Nauset Construction

854 Maine Health Office Building Renos Portland, ME - Consigli Construction

Northern Bank & Trust Headquarters Woburn, MA - CTA Construction

Webster Block Chelsea, MA - Northeast Interiors

Crate and Barrel Natick, MA - Tocci Building Companies

25 Exeter Street Boston, MA – Cafco Construction

Grandview Condominiums Lowell, MA - Tocci Building Companies

1672 Washington Street Boston, MA – Metric Construction

Peabody-Lynnfield YMCA Peabody, MA – TLT Construction

Dana Park Place Cambridge, MA - Nauset Construction

Tufts Bacow Sailing Pavilion Medford, MA – Bowdoin Construction

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