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Verastem Takes Root in Needham
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Inside this Issue: Campanelli Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Urban Amenity Package at Heritage Landing KBE Breaks Ground on Model Nursing Home Maugel Hires Giugliano Cascio Brightview Norwalk Under Way â€“ PROCON Architect & CM JM Coull Breaks Ground on the Faith Evangelical Free Church Recent Changes to MA Building Code by Christopher Howe A Liquidated Damages Primer by Michael P. Sams and Jared A. Fiore Ground Floor Advances in Healthcare by Thomas Ricciardelli Featuring: Grand Opening of Thai Buddhist Temple in Raynham Designed by ARC, Built by Consigli The 2014 IFMA, CBC, and SMPS ROCA Awards Announced Plus Education, Healthcare, Retail/Hospitality, Multi Residential, Corporate, People, Trends and Hot Topics, and more...
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Trends and Hot Topics............. 33 Healthcare............................. 37 Municipal.............................. 38 Education............................... 39 Multi residential...................... 41 Green.................................... 42 People................................... 44
Grand Opening of Thai Buddhist Temple in Raynham / Designed by ARC, Built by Consigli
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The Impact of Recent Changes to the Massachusetts State Building Code Requirements Applicable to Construction in Existing Buildings Chapter 34 of the Massachusetts Christopher Howe State Building Code contains the code requirements applicable to construction in existing buildings. A thoroughly revised version of chapter 34 went into effect on April 11, 2014. These revisions can have a significant impact on your current or future plans to modify your existing facilities. The requirements of chapter 34 are based upon the International Existing Building Code (IEBC), published by the International Code Council. In general, the latest changes to chapter 34 reflect the current tendency of the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) toward adoption of the International Code Council’s codes with as few amendments as possible. Following are a couple of examples of
significant changes to chapter 34. Prescriptive Compliance Method: The IEBC contains three separate and distinct compliance methods applicable to work in existing buildings. In determining the requirements for construction in an existing building the owner / architect may choose one of the three methods. Each of these three compliance methods offers some relief from the building code requirements that would be applicable to new construction. The “prescriptive compliance method” is intended to be applied when alterations are proposed in newer buildings, or in buildings that substantially comply with current building code requirements. The April 11 amendment to chapter 34 has provided some much-needed clarification of the prescriptive compliance method. In order to apply the prescriptive compliance method to a project, the existing building must now comply with the 2009 edition of the International Fire Code. Compliance with the International Fire Code ensures that the fire protection system, means continued to page 38
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Boston – City officials, members of the Fenway High School board, students, and guests were on hand recently to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Fenway High School addition and renovations project. Speakers included Boston Public School Superintendent John McDonough, State Representative Jeff Sanchez, Fenway High School Headmaster Peggy Kemp, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Arrowstreet, well known for its design abilities in the education sector, was selected by The Fenway School board and the City of Boston as the architect to transform the original interior into an updated learning environment for
400 students. The 73,000sf project includes code upgrades to mechanical systems, life safety accessibility and selective demolition of interior partitions, and the reconfiguring of classrooms. Other renovations include new offices and laboratories, finishes, new entrance way, elevator, land andscaping. The addition will involve construction of a one and- a-half story, 6,000sf addition for a servery and “cafetorium” where the space will be utilized for dining as well as for school assemblies and functions. The project is scheduled for completion in August of 2015.
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Campanelli Unveils Urban Amenity Package at Heritage Landing
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Quincy,MA – Campanelli development, has unveiled a multi-million dollar urban amenity package at Heritage Landing in North Quincy. Only a year after purchasing Heritage Landing, Campanelli has transformed the property into one of the fastest leasing buildings south of Boston, signing over 53,000sf with eight tenants in a building that was previously vacant for five years. New amenities on the first floor of Heritage II include a full-service café featuring the downtown eatery Sebastians, a grab-and-go coffee kiosk, a high-end fitness center and a modern, flexible 70seat conference center. The building also
features the first ever Micro-Mart in a multi-tenant suburban building. It offers snacks, drinks and sandwiches that can be accessed via a tenant’s FOB 24/7 with an automated pay station. This was created to cater to the young, innovative companies in the building that work off-hours. Tenants can also enjoy an outside-patio during warmer months and enter through two sleek new entrances leading to a modern lobby with featurewall. Campanelli employed an aggressive marketing strategy at Heritage Landing, noting a gap in the marketplace for companies priced out of downtown
Boston, the Seaport and Cambridge but still looking for a “Live-Work-Play” Class A space with Red Line access. The company hired Cushman & Wakefield’s suburban team of Mike Frisoli and Matt Morgan in conjunction with downtown brokers Dave Martel and Jason Roth in order to market the building to prospective tenants in both markets. “We are continuing to see strong interest in our building from current Boston tenants looking for a valuealternative to downtown space. Heritage Landing offers Boston companies the same corporate identity, amenities and public transit of a downtown office at half the rental rate,” stated Mike Frisoli,
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Boston – The Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence. Liberty Mutual was awarded the Facilities Management Achievement Award for a Large Project over 150,000s.f. CBT was the building architect for the Liberty Mutual headquarters expansion (tower, conference center, and bridge) and for interior design for the lobby, public
spaces, cafeteria, and conference center. Elkus Manfredi provided interior fit-out for eight floors, including the executive floors. Dyer Brown was engaged to fit plan program requirements to optimize the total number of Liberty Mutual occupants per floor. Subsequently, Dyer Brown worked collaboratively with Elkus Manfredi throughout the process of creating design documents within the core and shell of CBT’s tower design.
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KBE Celebrates Groundbreaking for Model Nursing Home
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Bridgeport, CT – KBE Building Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking for Bridgeport’s new $72-million Jewish Senior Services building at a ceremony on May 21. Attended by Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy and Bridgeport mayor Bill Finch, the ceremony kicked off a collaborative effort to build Connecticut’s first “household” model nursing home. As construction manager at Risk, KBE
will work with Jewish Senior Services to demolish the existing building at 4200 Park Avenue and construct a new skilled nursing and assisted living facility in its place. Comprising a new intergenerational campus and assisted living area, the building will provide a full continuum of senior living services to the community. Financed by People’s United Bank, the $72-million, 372,000sf campus will contain 18 assisted living units, plus 24
“households” incorporating 14 private bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as dedicated short-term rehabilitation and memory care. The project is designed by Perkins Eastman Architects. Jewish Senior Services will also offer home care, hospice, adult day programs, child care, geriatric assessment, and outpatient therapy. The organization’s Institute on Aging and Center for Elder Abuse Prevention and Senior Choice at
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Margulies Perruzzi Wins Awards Boston - Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) was honored with three awards from the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston 2014 Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) award program. MPA received an honorable mention in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category for its Hobbs Brook Management video series produced in conjunction with Columbia Construction. The firm also received the first place honor in the holiday category and the People’s Choice award for its 2013 holiday video entitled “Kids at Heart.” Barbara Hicks, MPA’s director of marketing and media, and her team created both awardwinning videos. The focus on video is part of the firm’s marketing strategy to promote projects in the clients’ own words and convey the firm’s design approach and company culture as a great place to work. . MPA and Columbia teamed on the design and construction of a new 160,000sf building in Norwood for Hobbs Brook Management, and then jointly produced a five-part documentary video series educating viewers on teamwork,
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design, and construction. “The Fusion of Architecture and Construction” illustrates the successful partnership and collaboration effort between the building owner, builder, and architect, while educating clients about building design best practices and providing an insider’s look at the construction of a building. MPA’s goal for its 2013 holiday video, “Kids at Heart,” was to make a personal connection with the firm’s staff. By promoting its people, MPA hoped to highlight the talented group of creatives that work at the firm. A detailed storyboard/script was crafted for the adults, but the staff’s children featured in the video.
Bridgewater, MA design and restore historic Callahan, Inc. was recently buildings. honored by Preservation Callahan Inc. has restored Massachusetts for its a number of buildings in excellence in construction Massachusetts, including the planning on historic sites. Hamel Mill Lofts in HaverThe award was presented at hill, Lynn Artists Lofts in the annual Paul E. Tsongas Lynn, Chestnut Green in FoxAwards at The Fairmont boro, and The Brown School Copley Plaza in Boston. Residences in Peabody. The Tsongas Awards are Patrick Callahan presented These projects involved held each May by Preservation with a Tsongas Award by historic exterior and interior Preservation MA President Massachusetts to recognize restoration to maintain the Jim Igoe and Board Chair individuals and organizations look of the original buildings. Pamela Bailey that have helped preserve the “On behalf of Callahan, state’s history. This year’s event was themed Inc., it is a great privilege to have received “Lights, Camera, Action!” and focused on this 2014 Tsongas Award,” said Pat contractors, architects and engineers who Callahan, president of Callahan, Inc.”
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PROCON Earns AGC Award
Florence Electric Achieves Platinum
Manchester, NH – PROCON has earned the 2013 Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Safety Award. This award exemplifies PROCON’s commitment to safety and distinguishes the firm’s excellent safety record. “It is an honor to be recognized with the AGC Safety Award,” stated John Samenfeld, president, PROCON, Inc. “We are very proud of our firm’s strong safety record and we will continue to ensure our employees and our jobsites remain accident free.”
Canton, MA – Based on an evaluation by the National Associated Builders and Contractors, the Gould Construction Institute announced that Florence Electric, LLC, qualified for the 2014 STEP Safety Award at the Platinum Level. David Florence, co-owner and managing partner, commented on achieving the award. “Florence Electric is committed from the company’s leadership and throughout the organization to focus on safety as our core value. Our employees embrace a top-down culture that urges employees to create the safest environment through validated processes that highlight
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SLAM and Windsor Locks Win
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Durham, CT - The team of Connecticutbased architecture firm, The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. (SLAM), and South Elementary of Windsor Locks, won the Connecticut Award at the AIA Connecticut-sponsored CANstruction CT event held during the recent two-day Associated Building and Contractor’s annual Construction Pro Rodeo in Durham.
“AIA CT has historically chosen to incorporate students into the event,” said SLAM architect, Andrea Lobo Boyle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a cocoordinator for this year’s CANstruction event. SLAM designers, Michael Cafro and Karen Glass spearheaded the team, supported by Courtney Erwin, Emily Leyland, and Danielle Russo, also SLAM designers.
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hazard or incident prevention.” In addition, the company was recently recognized by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) as one of 20 mid-size companies named the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts. The honor recognizes Florence Electric’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains people through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions, and company culture. The firm is the first electrical contractor to be named with this distinction since the inception of the BBJ award 12 years ago.
BL Companies Receives Award
Meriden, CT – BL Companies, Inc. announced that the firm has received the 2014 Overall Business Champion Award presented by the MetroHartford Alliance and the Hartford Business Journal. The Business Champions celebrate the achievements of privatelyheld companies in the Hartford Region. BL was recognized as the Overall
Award winner for its growth and best practices in all categories – revenue, innovation, workforce, and community involvement. “As a 100% employee-owned company, the acknowledgement of who we are as a company, what we do and how we do it is especially meaningful to us,” said Carolyn Stanworth, president and CEO. The MetroHartford Alliance and The Hartford Business Journal announced the recipients of the 2014 Business Champions Awards at a breakfast reception held in June at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Hartford U Construction Awards Hartford, CT – The University of Hartford Construction Institute announced the recipients for its annual awards for professional achievement, distinguished service, lifetime recognition, and industry contributions to the community. The awards were presented at the Institute’s 39th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner on June 19 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. This year’s honorees are: David Jepson, FAIA – Special Lifetime Recognition Award for his outstanding contributions to Connecticut’s construction industry; for his many years of dedication to the Construction Institute; and for his service to the larger community.
Thomas Trutter – Distinguished Achievement Award for his many contributions to Connecticut’s construction industry; for his commitment to the Construction Institute; and for his service to the larger community. David Brownell – Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service and continued dedication to, and ongoing efforts to extend the influence of, the Construction Institute, University of Hartford. ESPN – Special Industry Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to the community; continuing capital investments benefiting the region’s economy; and commitment to improving the quality of the built environment
EnviroVantage Business of the Year Karolina Burtt presents award to Lindsey Buyer.
Karolina Burtt presents award to Matthew Arsenault.
Keene, NH - The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANH) and the New Hampshire Architecture Foundation (NHAF) announced the recipients of their jointly sponsored scholarship programs. Grants of $1,000 were given to Matthew Arsenault of Hampstead, entering his fourth year this fall in the Wentworth Institute of Technology architecture program; Lindsey Buyer from Keene, who
graduates from Keene High School and has been accepted to the architecture program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State College; and Nicholas Swedberg, from Meredith, who will enter his fifth year this fall, also in the architecture program at Virginia Tech. Karolina Burtt AIA, immediate past president of AIANH and president of the N.H. Architecture Foundation, presented the awards.
“We are very honored to Epping, NH – EnviroVantage was have been presented with this recently honored with New Hampwonderful award and would shire’s most prestigious business like to express our gratitude to award, the 2014 Business of the the amazing people involved Year, from Business NH Magazine with Business New Hampshire, in the category of Construction/ the Exeter Chamber of Engineering. This is the second Commerce for nominating us, time in five years that EnviroVantage has won this award. and to all our hardworking, The judges selected the dedicated employees here at Scott Knightly winners based on their significant EnviroVantage, because without involvement and generous contributions them, none of this would be possible,” made to both their industry and community. said owner/president Scott Knightly.
High-Profile Focus: Awards
IFMA Boston Winners of 2014 Awards of Excellence
Boston – The Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence. You Make it Happen Award:
CHRISTOPHER GILMAN, CFM, Saint-Gobain
STEPHEN HOPKINS, AppStar Media. This award is in recognition of service to the IFMA Chapter that goes above and beyond expectations, and makes a substantial impact on the membership and success of the organization. President’s Award:
ALICIA DERNIER, CFM, Novartis and IFMA Boston Immediate Past President. Exemplary Service Provider Award:
TRACEY HARTFORD, Windover Construction, Inc.
Exemplary End User:
TOM MURPHY, Pioneer Investments.
KEN MCKEOWN, AAA of Southern New England. The Zipcar team was presented with this year’s first People’s Choice Award presented by IFMA Boston Incoming president Jessamine Wigfall, of Liberty Mutual
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Facilities Management Achievement Awards for Best Practices went to: Sustainability:
BRIGHAM & WOMEN’S HOSPITAL – nominated by Environmental Health & Engineering. Small Project <50,000sf:
WORLD ACADEMY SCHOOL – nominated by Sakonnet Associates. Medium Project 50,000 – 150,000sf:
IRON MOUNTAIN – nominated by Margulies Perruzzi Architects.
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Chamberlain Companies Awarded Hospital Garage Wins CBC Award Norwell, MA – Chamberlain Companies, Inc. has been recognized by the Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI) for quality and innovative woodworking exhibited at the South Shore Medical Center. The AWI Award of Excellence distinguishes the finest custom architectural woodwork projects of each season and recognizes such companies for their efforts.
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efforts and success of the project, all four companies received the AWI Award for Excellence, and the work was featured on the cover of AWI’s Design Solutions Spring 2014 issue. South Shore Medical Center is home to over 80 providers that specialize in internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, wellness, surgery, and obstetrics/gynecology.
Working with Steffian Bradley Architects, Campanelli Companies, and Murphy McManus, the new South Shore Medical Center combined two medical facilities into an 84,000sf ambulatory care building. Chamberlain Companies, Inc. displayed its versatility creating custom reception desks, bamboo and maple wood paneling for the lobby and waiting areas, and color coded nurse stations for each medical department. For the combined
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Hartford, CT – The Hudson Street Employees Garage designed by Perkins + Will and DESMAN for Hartford Hospital received a 1st Place Award in the Transportation/Utilities/Civil category in the CBC 2014 Project Team Award Competition. The garage earned the PCI Best Parking Structure award in 2013. The new garage was the first building to be constructed under a hospital expansion and rebranding master plan designed by Perkins + Will. It accommodates up to 900 cars. Downes Construction was selected as the construction manager for the project. Among the many challenges the project team addressed was the close
proximity of existing buildings and location of adjacent property lines. Three property lines required adjustment in order to achieve the final site design. In addition, an existing sanitary storm main that ran through the property had to be relocated. The design team decided to introduce a stormwater management system that would allow for 100% of the site’s stormwater to be recharged into the ground through rain gardens, thus dramatically reducing the demand on the MDC system. The façade of the new garage was designed to reflect the architectural language of the surrounding neighborhood and the new master plan.
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Florence Electric, LLC Named No.1 Canton, MA – Florence Electric, LLC was named by the Boston Business Journal as the No. 1 Midsize Company to work for in Massachusetts. Among the 20 midsize companies that earned recognition from the top A/E/C Associations in New England, Florence Electric placed first. Liz Mullaney, director of finance, was present at the Citi Performing Arts Center Gala on June 12 to represent the Florence Electric team. “It was an honor to be among the best of the best, but when they counted down to No.1, and it was only Florence Electric left in the mid-size companies, it was genuinely inspirational,” she said. This honor recognizes the Kaydon Group’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains people through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. Florence Electric is the first electrical contractor to be named with this distinction since the
SMPS Recognizes ROC Winners The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston chapter recently held its annual Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards for Marketing Communications and Achievements that honors firms and individuals who have made outstanding contributions through communications vehicles to the A/E/C industry in the last year. The ROC Awards gala event was hosted by SMPS Boston President Sarah McGillicuddy of Acentech and emceed by Judy Nitsch of Nitsch Engineering.
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inception of the BBJ award 12 years ago. Eli Florence, president of the company, told his team, “ We are not only a leader in our industry by being the first electrical contractor to win this award, but this goes further to demonstrate that we are leaders in the Boston business community by ranking No. 1. We got here through building strong relationships with customers and the hard work of management, field crews, technicians, and all our employees. This is our culture and we can be proud of this work ethic in our success to be first in our industry.”
KBE Wins Project Team of the Year Rocky Hill, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress has bestowed its Project Team of the Year Award upon KBE Building Corporation’s project team for Carrington Elementary School. The project was also recognized with a First Place award in the K-12 Schools category. KBE served as construction manager at risk for the newly built $30 million elementary school located at 24 Kenmore Avenue in Waterbury. Eligibility for the CBC’s 2014 Project Team of the Year award required a project that exemplified team excellence and
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Best Custom Project – Residence Inn Boston – The Residence Inn Boston Downtown Seaport hotel was honored with the Best Custom Project award at the 2014 Marriott LINK Conference held last month in Indianapolis. Group One Partners, Inc.- the hotel architect, interior designer, and purchasing agent - accepted the award on behalf of hotel owner, Norwich Partners. The hotel operates as a Marriott franchise and is managed by True North Hotel Group. A six-story hotel, located on Congress St. in the Fort Point Channel Landmark district in Boston, the Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport is one of many adaptive reuse projects in its neighborhood. The hotel was transformed from a turn-of-the-century warehouse building into a Marriott hotel with 120 extended stay guestrooms. Opening in June 2013, the hotel has 11-foot-high ceilings, glass elevators in the 1900’s-era subway tiled atrium, lobby lounge, meeting room, fitness room, guest laundry, day/night bar, and ground floor restaurant and retail spaces.
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“Originally developed in 1901 by the Boston Wharf Company as the Stillings Building, the historical renovation and design of the property included highlighting the industrial character of the building,” says Harry Wheeler AIA, NCARB, LEED, principal of Group One Partners, Inc. Throughout the hotel, custom wall wrap photography by local artists highlights Boston landmarks. The original 1901 boiler doors are also featured as an art expression.
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Boston – Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy released new data on the growth of the life sciences sectors in Massachusetts, and the importance of these sectors to the economy. The data was presented at UMass Boston’s Venture Development Center by Alan Clayton-Matthews, associate professor and director of quantitative methods in the school of public policy and urban affairs at
Northeastern University. Massachusetts now has nearly 180,000 jobs in the life sciences sectors and supplying industries, including 113,000 direct jobs in the life sciences sectors, and an additional 66,000 jobs in industries that supply the life sciences sectors. Massachusetts ranks No. 1 per capita in the nation in total life sciences employment by a wide margin with 1.8 times the number of jobs per-capita as California, and 2.3 times the number in New York. “As of 2014, all of the top 10 major drug companies in the world have set up shop in Massachusetts,” said Barry Bluestone, director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. The industry sectors targeted for investment by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), the agency charged with implementing the Massachusetts 10-year, $1 billion life sciences initiative, have been growing rapidly, with 17.5% growth since 2006, compared to 1.4% job growth in the overall state economy.
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Cambridge, MA – Chamberlain Companies, Inc. recently completed a renovation at Ragon Institute, a Harvard, MIT, and MGH medical research affiliate. Chamberlain Companies did an array of renovations for the research group, including small, medium and large conference rooms to accommodate any topic of discussion. Elevator lobbie,s and corridors also underwent renovation, as maple paneling was put into place on multiple floors of the facility. Chamberlain also fabricated and installed trim for the window sills as well as making a new staircase.
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Verastem Takes Root in Needham by Mark Reed
Scheduled for completion in September, construction is under way on Verastem’s 13,000sf tenant improvement project at 117 Kendrick Street in Needham. Verastem, a bioMark Reed tech company whose focus is to discover “novel drugs targeting cancer stem cells,” was outgrowing their space in Kendall Square and needed to make some big decisions about real estate. Director of operations, Garry Nolan, quickly selected a design-build team led by the Richmond Group and Lab/ Life. Science. Architecture, Inc. to assist in programming, costing, and site selection for approximately 13,000sf of lab/office space. After a brief, but intensive search, they selected a suite in Intercontinental’s Needham property. Nolan is excited by the prospect of designing a space from scratch and emphasizes the need for a unique design promoting Verastem’s culture of health and collaboration. One of the primary challenges of the space is its relatively long and narrow footprint, with windows concentrated at the far end. The solution
The unique design promotes Verastem’s culture of health and collaboration
is to create five skylights within the lofty single story structure, each associated with a living wall beneath it. The living walls are being provided by Cityscapes. Cityscapes owner, Jan Goodman, is able to incorporate a representation of Verastem’s logo in the 12 foot tall living wall that greets
visitors at the entry. For the cafe area at the windowed end of the space, she includes edibles in the wall that suggest the health theme of the eating area. The extensive use of plantings and living walls contributes to a culture of wellbeing that reinforces Verastem’s mission to cure disease through innovative stem
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Sarepta Opens New Headquarters
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Cambridge, MA–– Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of innovative RNAbased therapeutics, announced the opening of its new global headquarters at 215 First Street in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. Sarepta executives, directors, and employees celebrated the announcement at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with several federal, state, and local government officials from Massachusetts, leaders of the Massachusetts life sciences and biotechnology communities, and representatives from leading Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patient advocacy groups. The new headquarters includes approximately 45,000sf of office and laboratory space capable of supporting early stage drug discovery and development. Sarepta is the global leader in the
development of phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PMO) chemistries for RNA therapeutics, and the company’s lead drug candidate, eteplirsen, is designed to address the underlying cause of DMD. The company is also developing several additional clinical candidates for rare and infectious diseases and continues to advance its PMO technology platform. Chris Garabedian, president and chief executive officer of Sarepta Therapeutics, said, “Operating in Cambridge provides us with access to the region’s worldclass bio-pharmaceutical talent, major academic medical centers and hospitals, and industry leaders in the RNA and rare disease fields. This access to talent and resources is critical as we develop our lead drug candidate, eteplirsen, for the treatment of DMD.”
The milestone completes the relocation of Sarepta’s headquarter operations to Cambridge, a process that began in early 2013. Since the relocation began, Sarepta has rapidly grown to approximately 160 employees, with nearly 90 based in Cambridge. In addition, Sarepta recently announced an agreement to acquire a 60,000sf multifunctional manufacturing facility on 26 acres of land in Andover, further expanding the company’s in-state operations. The company anticipates continued growth in its employee base at these two Massachusetts locations over the next year. The company also has operations at a facility in Corvallis, Oregon, focused on research, manufacturing, and other support functions. “On behalf of the center, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Sarepta Therapeutics as the company officially opens its global headquarters in Cambridge,” said Susan Windham Bannister, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the agency charged with implementing Governor Patrick’s 10year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative. “Sarepta has grown exponentially here in Massachusetts, and we look forward to partnering with the company to support its future growth.”
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Cambridge, MA – BioOutsource, a global leader in biologics contract testing and BioSimilar characterization for the biopharmaceutical industry, opened its first U.S. office in 2013 in Cambridge. The new laboratory facility will support and strengthen the company’s biosimilar and biosafety service offerings. The company plans to open the new laboratory facility in early 2015 to service its North American and Latin American clients Governor Patrick and other officials and industry leaders from Massachusetts met with more than a dozen companies at the BIO International Convention in San Diego that are interested in learning more about locating or doing business in Massachusetts.
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The Strategy Behind Creating 1.3 Million SF of New Life Sciences Space by Susan Windham-Bannister
sciences jobs faster than any other state in the nation. As of this year we have achieved a clean sweep – all of the top 10 biopharma companies in the world have a presence in Massachusetts. And Massachusetts is the undisputed life sciences global life sciences leader. This isn’t happening by accident. The MLSC has a specific investment strategy that targets translational scientific research, company formation and growth, workforce development, infrastructure, and collaboration. A major priority for the center is to invest in training the next generation of life sciences talent to fill the new jobs that are being created in Massachusetts. Another priority is to ensure that the Massachusetts life sciences workforce is inclusive – so that regardless of gender, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status or zip code workers are well-trained to compete successfully for jobs in the 21st century innovation economy. It also is a priority for the center that our investments are creating places statewide to accelerate the growth of young companies. We have invested
nearly $40 million in young companies and business incubating spaces, including $10 million to support the creation of LabCentral, a first-of-its kind shared lab facility for early-stage companies located in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. The center is using its investments to solidify the unique strengths of our state’s different regions – be they R&D or advanced manufacturing — and to create resources and capabilities that are uniquely found in Massachusetts, and make us a model for the world. And finally, It is a priority for the center that our investments promote collaboration because in innovation 1 + 1 = 11! The $5 million grant we announced this year for the Life Sciences Consortium of the North Shore (LSCNS) in an excellent example of this strategy at work. The consortium consists of Endicott College, Gordon College, North Shore Community College (NSCC), Salem State University, and North Shore InnoVentures, a life sciences incubator in Beverly, Mass. Industry partners in the North Shore region also will be actively involved. The grant will fund major lab/
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences ecosystem. These investments are Susan Windham-Bannister being made under the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative, signed into law by Governor Patrick in 2008. Since 2008, the MLSC has awarded nearly $400 million to support capital projects, creating over 1.3 million sf of new training, research, business incubating, and manufacturing space all across the Commonwealth — from Cape Cod to Cape Ann to the Berkshires. In total, the MLSC has invested over $525 million and leveraged nearly $1.5 billion in matching (private sector) investment. These investments are contributing to explosive job growth in the state. A 2013 report by Dr. Barry Bluestone and Dr. Alan Clayton-Mathews found that since the enactment of the Life Sciences Initiative in 2008 the life sciences sectors have become the fastest job creating sectors in the Massachusetts economy… and Massachusetts is producing new life
facility and equipment upgrade projects at the consortium member organizations, supporting the pipeline of highly skilled workers for the life sciences industry in the region and the growth of young companies. Unique resources established with MLSC capital dollars include a cGMP Vector Manufacturing Center (VMC) at MassBiologics in Boston to promote the novel use of viral vectors to prevent and treat human diseases; the Massachusetts Accelerator for Biomanufacturing in Fall River; the Translational Center for the Cure of Diabetes at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center; the Center for Salivary Diagnostics at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge; three new translational research centers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the landmark Sherman Center for Advanced Therapeutics Research at UMass Medical School in Worcester. Massachusetts is proud to be the recognized global leader in life sciences, and MLSC investments in infrastructure are an important part of that story. We will continue to make major investments in the years ahead, so stay tuned! Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D. is president & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
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The lifeline of a life science company stems from the important research and development done in laboratories. While many of the people performing those experiments John V. Carvalho III have Ph.D’s and master’s degrees, to be safe in a lab requires common sense and an awareness of where all the safety apparatus are situated. Four of the most critical pieces of safety equipment in a lab are the fire extinguisher, eye wash station, chemical shower and, perhaps most importantly, the telephone. These apparatuses should be visible and easily accessible from every lab station. Putting 911 or an emergency number on speed dial is another must as every second does count. Many of the other basics of lab safety are pretty straightforward and equipmentrelated. You want to wear the appropriate attire, with as little skin exposed as possible (no open-toed shoes). Safety eyewear and gloves are also musts. Should a spill occur, contain it as soon as possible. Be prepared to neutralize an acid or base in order to make it
easier to clean up. If you spill chemicals on an exposed piece of your skin, wash immediately with cool water. For chemical burns, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. They will know how to treat it. Add acids to water instead of the other way around. Adding water to an acid will cause heat to build up, and may cause an explosion. Those are some of the basics. Most are common sense and involve situations that are apparent to the naked eye. The other key part of lab safety has to do what you can’t see: hazardous gases. All labs should be equipped with some sort of gas detection monitoring system that can alert you to carbon monoxide and other combustible or toxic gases. The recommended type of system for most labs is a constantly monitoring, hard-wire stationary gas detection system with a monitoring panel and sensors located throughout the laboratory. One of the recommendations we make with the installation of any gas detection is some sort of maintenance plan. Why? Well, if the gas detection system doesn’t work, you typically find out in one of three ways. The first is somebody smells something and alerts property
management. Second, somebody smells something, becomes ill to the point of losing consciousness and the person who finds them alerts the property management. Third being the worst, there is no odor to some toxic or deadly gases and no one knows it because they can’t smell it. The most important aspect of safety while working with or around hazardous gases is that the monitoring equipment is properly maintained on a manufacturer’s
tested with the appropriate gases. Since most facilities managers at life sciences companies do not intentionally have those gases on site in a safe form to test their system, there’s no way for them to know if the system is actually reading gas. Investing in a routine maintenance system for your lab’s gas detection systems protects the health and lives of visitors and workers to the lab first and foremost. Second, it protects your organization from
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Masy Celebrates 30th Celebration RDK Engineers Commissions Entegris Governor Deval Patrick and MLSC Join Celebration
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Pepperell, MA – Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) joined Masy Systems
and state and local officials recently at a celebration recognizing Masy’s 30th anniversary and the expansion of its laboratory and bio-storage facility located in Pepperell. Masy Systems recently purchased the 27 Lomar Park building, effectively doubling the company’s square footage. Renovations will begin this month. The company’s metrology laboratory will move to 27 Lomar Park. Once the move is complete, the company’s biorepository storage facility, which securely stores clinical trial samples, drug compounds, vaccines, and other medical products, will expand in the 10 Lomar Park building.
MBL AND SCIVAX Open R&D Lab Woburn, MA - MBL International Corporation and SCIVAX USA, INC. announced the official opening of a new shared laboratory in Woburn. The 3,000sf immunological and molecular biological R&D facility houses both MBL International and SCIVAX USA’s state-of-the art imaging equipment, including a GE InCell2200 and Flow Cytometer. In addition to imaging instrumentation, the facility is outfitted with a cell culture capability
focused on novel three-dimensional cell culture technology. Cummings Properties acted as construction manager. “The lab is not only enhancing the R&D capabilities of both companies, but is also expected to become a frontline base for the innovative collaborators of both companies in Japan, to enter the U.S. market,” said Hiromi Miura, president of SCIVAX USA.
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World Academy Wins IFMA Award Nashua, N.H. – The World Academy School of Nashua was chosen as the winner of the IFMA Small Project (<50,000sf) award. Brent Maugel, president of Maugel Architects, accepted the award on behalf of the design team. Following are excerpts from an article by Dan Barton, AIA, the director of design at Maugel Architects: World Academy serves children from infants and toddlers through to Grade 8 in one facility, allowing them to grow increasingly comfortable within their school setting, as they develop both socially and intellectually. In 2010 World Academy set out to plan a state-of-the art addition, that would nearly double the size of its building, transform the visual character of the school, and reorganize and expand site circulation and outdoor amenities. Head of School and Founder, Kathy Nelson, wanted the “new” World Academy to inspire creativity and open-minded thinking within modern, light-filled open space. The project was to be a successful union of the school’s new and old buildings, and to allow clear, safe circulation throughout the campus. Major project components included: • 16,000sf middle school addition. • 9,00sf gymnasium/ theatre arts building with climbing wall and music center.
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Andover, MA – The New England Chapters of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and Manufacturers Agents for Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) welcomed 130 golfers to the 41st annual golf outing and reception on June 2, 2014. The charitable event, held at Andover Country Club, surpassed all previous outings as 130 participants and 91 tee sign sponsors raised a total of $20,365 for the family of industry colleague Steve DiMarzio. A project manager at Eastern Bakers Supply, DiMarzio passed away suddenly last December at the age of 36, leaving behind his wife, Jennifer, and their two children. Steve’s widow, Jennifer, expressed her sincere gratitude for what she called
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Hartford, Conn – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) held its 19th Annual Project Team Awards banquet Tuesday, June 10 at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford. The program honored project teams within the architecture, engineering ,and construction industry that showed extraordinary collaboration in the execution of their construction projects. The 2014 CBC Project Team of the Year was awarded to the Carrington Elementary School project team led by the City of Waterbury, Friar Associates,
and KBE Building Corp. Current CBC President James Fuda, PE, of Alfred Benesch & Company presided over the event, announcing and presenting to the recipients. The CBC also recognized this year’s Scholarship Fund recipients, and Gilbane Building Company presented a generous $5,000 donation to the CBC Scholarship Fund. Representatives from the project teams, including building owners, architects, engineers, constructors, subcontractors, and sub consultants, were in attendance.
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Abbot Restores Historic Façade Watertown, MA - Abbot Building Restoration recently restored the pre-cast stone and brick façade of St. Joseph Hall in Watertown. Currently consisting of 25 affordable senior housing units, this historic five-story building was built in 1935 and was the former site of the Rosary Academy High School until it closed in 1981. The masonry restoration was part of an overall interior and exterior renovation overseen by Curtis Construction of Quincy, the general contractor on the project. Abbot’s major focus involved replacement of the pre-cast stone and the entire set of stairs as well as to replicate and replace the ornamental dental detail above the door to the east entrance. Abbot removed a section of the shelf and dental molding to fabricate a mold to replicate the original profile of the section. Further, Abbot replaced the panel above the door with the signage, and installed a new panel with letters to match the original font. Abbot powerwashed the entire façade to remove atmospheric dirt and debris, repointed areas of the brick as necessary,
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Johnston, RI – Hobbs Brook Management LLC, together with Dimeo Construction Company and the U.S. Department of Labor, hosted a safety awareness meeting in partnership with the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) national safety stand down week. The event took
place recently on the current construction site known as Northwoods in Johnston. During the stand down, employers and workers were asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety, and roofing work safety. Patrick Griffin, area director, and Maryanne Medeiros, compliance assistance specialist, both from the OSHA Providence-area office, participated in the regular Monday morning site safety meeting, where they spoke with the site safety crew. A larger safety presentation was then given to the 230+ construction workers from the site. The National Fall Prevention Campaign provides employers with lifesaving information and educational materials on how to plan ahead to prevent falls, provide the right equipment for workers, and train employees in the proper use of that equipment. Dimeo provided breakfast for 230 workers, and reflective safety T-shirts were given out. Hobbs Brook Management, owner of the Northwoods project, coordinated the event and provided access to all involved.
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Boston – Carbonite, along with project team members JLL, IA Interior Architects, and Columbia Construction, marked the beginning of its new headquarters project by hosting a demolition kick-off event Carbonite’s new home will be ready for occupancy in October 2014. The vision for their 50,000sf headquarters, the first in the company’s history, is to create a comfortable and highly functional office. The industrial chic design strives to bring the comforts of home into the workplace through thoughtful detailing, which includes exposed ceilings, the use of reclaimed metal and wide plank floors. These elements are balanced by sleek glass office fronts and refined finishes. The space was planned so that each department has its own neighborhood
center, offering a variety of work settings from small focus rooms and conference rooms to more informal living rooms and multipurpose spaces. Beyond the neighborhoods there are centrally located common areas positioned to support collaboration, including a high end coffee bar and café. Carbonite is almost doubling its space. Having added more than 250 employees since 2011, the company is building in capacity in its new office to accommodate continued expansion. ” We’ll be right in the center of the new Innovation District in Boston which is bustling with tech companies and startups, so it will be a very exciting neighborhood in which to work,” said Carbonite’s founder and CEO David Friend.
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Attleboro, MA – JM Coull, headquartered in Maynard, recently completed renovations with SCI-X Science Studio at the Sensata Technologies U.S. headquarters located in the Attleboro Corporate Campus off Pleasant Street (Route 123). Renovations included reconfiguring Sensata’s second floor to accommodate a new executive board room, executive suites, additional offices and cubical spaces. JMC updated existing HVAC, electrical and fire protection systems. Renovations began at the end of November 2013 and impacted more than 30,000sf of space. The project was successfully completed in two major phases while keeping relocated staff and overall systems operational at all times.
Tyngsboro, MA – Senate Construction Corporation of Shirley announced that it recently broke ground for a 14,000sf expansion of the global headquarters of Tyngsboro-based Jenike & Johanson, a specialist in powder and bulk solids storage. The expansion represents about 75% increase to the firm’s current operation and will double the current engineering and advanced modelling and simulation staff. The new addition, at 400 Business Park Drive, includes enclosed space in which the company plans to expand its testing laboratory with new equipment and staff, as needed. Sensata Technologies U.S. headquarters
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MPA to Design New Headquarters Canton, MA— –Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has been selected by accounting firm Gray, Gray & Gray LLP to design the company’s new corporate headquarters in Canton. When the interior fit-out is complete, Gray, Gray & Gray will relocate to 25,000sf of space at 150 Royall Street, in a building owned by OneBeacon Insurance Group. Margulies Perruzzi Architects designed the 280,000sf building’s interior for OneBeacon in 2006, with amenities
including an open, light-filled 350-seat atrium and interior urban park, fitness center, concierge, and full-service cafeteria with dining room. Gray, Gray & Gray’s new space within this building will feature workspace for 120 employees, a two-story atrium reception area, conference center with six meeting rooms, and a client café. Erland Construction is the construction manager, and RDK Engineers is providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consulting services.
“We will complete the project by October,” said Bob France, president of Senate Construction. “The company will use the new space to accommodate its growth.” Officials from local government, Senate Construction, Jenike & Johanson and Enterprise Bank, which provided financing, attended the groundbreaking ceremony. Privately held Jenike & Johanson offers “bulk-engineering services” — its engineers help clients with the storage, processing, and transfer of granular solids.
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Marlborough, MA – JM Coull recently completed upgrades and reconfiguration of ADP’s office in Marlborough in support of the company’s consolidation efforts. ADP, a payroll services company, sought
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Victorian style of architecture and will feature recessed columns, gable and shed dormers, and a dramatic porte-cochere at the main entrance. Surface parking will be available in front of the building, , and walkways, patios, gazebos, and water fountains will enhance the exterior courtyards. Brightview Norwalk is one of several Brightview projects PROCON has
recently managed, including Brightview Arlington, Mass which was completed in spring 2014, Brightview North Andover, Mass, which was completed in summer 2013, and Brightview Tarrytown, NY, which is currently under construction. Based in Baltimore, Md, Brightview Senior Living, LLC offers senior living communities in nine states – Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts,
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SLAM and Gilbane Celebrate Danbury Hospital Ribbon Cutting Danbury CT - Officials from the Western Connecticut Health Network, S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. and Gilbane Building Company came together recently to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new 300,000sf Peter and Carmen Lúcia Buck Pavilion at Danbury Hospital, a regional medical center and university teaching hospital. The largest expansion in the hospital’s history, SLAM completed the design and Gilbane provided construction management services for Danbury Hospital’s new patient tower. “We have recognized that health care takes place at levels beyond patient medical needs;
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Picture yourself in a restaurant dining room: you watch your dining companion’s lips move, but you can’t hear what he or she is saying over the din of other patrons. Maybe you’ve been to a library reading room where no one can focus because of all the distracting activity noises. Perhaps worst of all are the countless musical performances that sound small and lifeless, rather than present and enveloping, in an ill-suited performance room. Experiences like these are what make acoustics a critical aspect of building design. But how can designers make the connection between their drawings of a future space and the aural experience of its future users? A powerful tool, called auralization,
is available to help make this connection. Using computer modeling and signal processing techniques, acoustics consultants can transform architectural drawings into an aural rendering of a space (an “auralization”) that allows architects and project owners to hear their space before it is even built. Any enclosed space is a potential candidate for auralization. A design— architectural drawings or an existing 3D computer model—is all that is needed to generate a realistic, surround-sound aural rendering of the space. Auralizations can be especially helpful when demonstrating the acoustical effects of a specific design. They can help designers choose finish materials and refine the shaping of their space, and they can identify and communicate potential acoustical problems, such as echoes and poor speech intelligibility. Equally, an auralization can empower the design team to make informed decisions about the cost-effectiveness of various features and can be an invaluable guide during the “value engineering” or cost-cutting phase of a project. Above all, by giving the designers and the project owners an opportunity to experience together
the sound of a space still in design, auralization can help to ensure agreement on the course of the design. Although naturally suited for evaluating music performance spaces, auralization can be used for rooms of any kind—from atriums, libraries, and dining halls to academic lecture rooms, corporate conference rooms, and offices. To produce an auralization, acoustics consultants use a moderately detailed design of the space and accurate acoustical information of the construction materials. Next, they consider typical uses of the space: • What sounds will occur in the space? • Where will the sounds originate? • Where in the space will people hear the sounds? • Where in the space do you want people to hear the sounds? By considering these variables, virtual listening scenarios can be created. The auralization itself is presented in a well–equipped, acoustically treated, and calibrated listening room. As in any other discipline, acoustics consultants apply what they learn from one auralization to the next. They maintain large databases of material properties, which describe the acoustical attributes
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Generally speaking, two criteria must be met to enforce a liquidated damages provision: that at the time of contracting, actual damages were difficult to determine; and that the agreed sum is a reasonable forecast of damages. Therefore, a court will look back in time to the point of contract formation to determine enforceability. See Kelley v. Marx, 705 N.E.2d 1114 (Mass. 1999) (rejecting a second-look approach that includes actual damages, and instead, focusing on the forecast at the time of contracting). The single-look approach, at least arguably, most accurately reflects the parties’ expectations when they agreed to the contract. It helps to resolve disputes efficiently by making it unnecessary for
aggrieved parties to wait until actual damages can be proved, and it appears to be the majority approach. Accordingly, where the parties could reasonably ascertain actual damages at the time of contracting, liquidated damages normally will not be enforceable. For example, actual damages from a delay on a renovation project may be determinable at the time of contracting because the typical damages to the owner consist of the costs of housing people and materials in another location. If rental information is available through an executed lease or a market rate estimate, the actual damages may be reasonably ascertainable at the time of contracting. The provision also can be set aside where it constitutes a penalty. For instance, in Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court found a liquidated damages provision within an equipment rental contract to be a penalty where, as damages for partial nonpayment, the provision called for the lease balance to be paid, plus 18% of the acquisition cost of the leased equipment. TAL Financial Corp. v. CSC Consulting, Inc., 844 N.E.2d 1085 (Mass. 2006). In TAL, the Court found that the 18% figure was grossly disproportionate to a reasonable estimate
of actual damages at the time of contract formation where the leased items would have little or no residual value after the lease term. Id. at 1091-92, 1094 (applying the single-look approach). Actual Damages
A lack of actual damages may preclude enforcement of liquidated damages, depending on the jurisdiction. In Connecticut, liquidated damages can be barred where there are no actual damages. See, e.g., Vines v. Orchard Hills, Inc., 435 A.2d 1022 (Conn. 1980) (holding that an otherwise valid liquidated damages provision is unenforceable upon a finding that no damages ensued from the breach of contract). Conversely, in Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court found a liquidated damages provision in a real estate purchase agreement enforceable where the would-be buyers breached the purchase and sale agreement, but the sellers completed a sale and suffered no actual loss. Kelley v. Marx, 705 N.E.2d 1114 (Mass. 1999). In viewing the facts at the time of contract formation, the Court found the deposit of 5% of the purchase price to be a reasonable estimate of the damages arising from a host of issues, including finding another buyer and
waiting for an uncertain period of time to sell based on the market. Id. at 1117. Double Recovery
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Landlords Engage Dyer Brown to Reposition Properties by Brent D Zeigler, AIA, IIDA
As the Boston economy continues to heat up and there is a continued shift in focus in the local economy from old-school money management and banking to young entrepreneurial Brent D Zeigler driven start-ups and “new” money funded tech companies, landlords are all trying to position their buildings to attract these new economy companies while not alienating the old guard. As we all know, a first impression can be a lasting one so the building lobby is ground-zero for commercial buildings when it comes to making a first impression to a prospective tenant. Dyer Brown Architects has been instrumental in helping many of these landlords revive their outdated lobbies to help attract the new tenants in the market for office space. While this transformation is happening everywhere, nowhere is it more evident than it is in the last bastion of oldmoney Boston, the Financial District. Neo-classical (of any era) lobbies, entry canopies, elevator cabs, and corridors are being retrofitted to tell the inhabitants that while they respect the past and
tradition, landlords are welcoming the future. Lobbies once adorned with brass chandeliers and worn leather furniture perched on antique (read tattered) oriental rugs are being outfitted with “tech-walls ”coffee bars, and contemporary lighting. Elevator cabs with worn wood panel walls and outdated controls are being upgraded to include backlit ceilings with cutting edge systems. Corridors once encircled with chair rails and carpet borders are finding a new identity with clean palettes and simple lines. While this may seem to be a dramatic shift, at Dyer Brown Architects we have found that the traditional bones of many of these spaces can marry seamlessly with a touch of tech or an infusion of innovation. Working with Equity Office, Dyer Brown has carefully transformed the lobby of 100 Summer Street to reflect the lightness and playfulness that is attractive to the millennial CEO. Gone is the gridded floor of dark orange and yellow stone and in its place is a honed white marble laid in fractal shards based on the lobby’s paths of circulation and alluding to the connectedness of all of us in a digital world. Power equipped lounge furniture and a media wall invite office personnel to stay a while and work or host a quick informal meeting.
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Rendering of the 100 Summer Street Lobby
While not located in the Financial District, the lobbies of One/101 Main Street in Cambridge’s Kendall Square were as old school as they come. Their brick floors and massive granite controlcenter-sized security desks were cold and unwelcoming to the sensibilities of today’s technology companies. By recasting security as reception and taking cues from hospitality, Dyer Brown and RREEF transformed these spaces into lobbies that are comfortable to all generations. 545 Boylston’s small lobby was in
desperate need of a refresh. Working with Clarion Partners, our Dyer Brown design team was able to transform this lobby from a bland palette of beige granite and brass to an eye-catching boutique lobby with vivid street presence directly across from Copley Square. The wow factor of this lobby belies the construction budget and is a true testament that with a talented team, great design can be achieved on any budget. Brent D Zeigler is an associate principal and director of design at Dyer Brown Architects in Boston.
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Friend or Foe? The Benefits and Shortcomings of EUI by Laura Thomson
Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is becoming an increasingly common energy efficiency metric within the construction industry. Building owners, including universities and Laura Thomson branches of the military, are now requesting that new buildings be designed to meet or exceed specific EUI targets. The AIA’s 2030 Challenge, which has been adopted by many architecture and engineering firms (including our firm), targets carbon neutrality of all new buildings by 2030 and measures progress in terms of EUI. As EUI is becoming ever-prevalent in our industry it is critical to understand its potential uses and misuses. EUI allows energy use of different size buildings to be compared by normalizing energy consumption by building size. In the United States, the metric is typically reported by dividing total building energy use by gross square footage (kBtu/sf). Let’s look at this another way: how many miles per gallon does your car get? fourty-two – that’s pretty good. Fifteen – less than ideal. Most of us understand fuel economy in terms of miles per gallon
and use the metric to quickly assess fuel efficiency of a new car. EUI allows the same quick assessment of building energy. As we strive to develop our energy intuition, the EUI metric allows us to compare energy use of a proposed design to similar buildings already in operation. It also allows energy efficiency to be communicated without reference to the enigmatic ASHRAE Baseline, which is still a mystery to many. It is common knowledge that EUI is not comparable between different climates or building types; a highly efficient research laboratory will likely still have a higher EUI than an old, inefficient office building. To account for this, the 2030 Challenge and many owners compare targeted energy performance with EUI of the same building type. Despite its simplicity, this wonder metric has two major shortcomings. EUI rewards buildings with low occupant density. Large corridors, transient atriums and extensive storage area all reduce EUI by adding square footage but increasing energy use little as these areas have minimal occupancy, minimal plug loads, and are often only semi-conditioned. Having more workstations in less total building area is a sustainable strategy that EUI penalizes. EUI penalizes heavily used buildings.
Fewer hours of use per year reduces energy use while square footage is constant. For example, a K-12 school that closes for three months over the summer will use much less energy than a school of the same size that allows the space to be used for community programs throughout the summer. Despite maximizing building use – a useful sustainable practice – the school with increased operations is penalized by the EUI metric. In another case, EUI proved to be a misleading metric when studying several proposed building masses for a laboratory in North Carolina. Each massing option was designed to meet the needs of the same number of students and scientists but the gross square footage was variable for each scheme; EUI seemed like a practical metric to normalize this area difference. After running an energy model for each option, we saw that the massing with a large glass atrium had the lowest EUI – quite a surprise! Upon further investigation, we found that the atrium option consumed the most energy but the EUI was lowest because the atrium added floor area without adding much energy relative to laboratory areas, which had high process loads and ventilation rates. To account for this we compared the massing options based on energy per square foot of laboratory area. This
new metric included the additional energy required to condition the atrium but did not dilute energy use with the added floor area, allowing the most energy-efficient massing scheme to be accurately identified. In the future, consider using the following metrics when studying design options or comparing buildings: • Energy use per employee (kBtu/employee). • Energy use per office area (kBtu/sf). • Energy use per student (kBtu/student). • Energy use per classroom area (kBtu/sf). • Energy use per resident (kBtu/resident). • Energy use per leasable unit area (kBtu/sf). These metrics may help to illuminate parts of the story EUI excludes and in turn help you to gain a better understanding of true energy efficiency. In summary, EUI is a useful and widely applicable metric that is gaining traction within the design and construction industry. Not only is it easily understood amongst project teams but can be applied to a variety of building types and design components. Regardless, EUI is by no means the silver bullet for accurate energy benchmarking. Understanding the metric’s shortcomings (and when to use alternative metrics) will help facilitate accurate comparison efforts now and in the future. Laura Thomson, LEED AP BD+C, is an energy engineer at Vanderweil Engineers in Boston.
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When you think of all the advances in medicine over the years, it’s staggering. While floor surfaces used for these groundbreaking medical advances have progressed a Thomas Ricciardelli long way since the days when doctors worked on dirt and wooden floors, flooring hasn’t advanced as rapidly — until recently. When it comes to flooring for a healthcare facility, there is no more important variable than cleanliness. This means not only having a surface that can be easily cleaned, but one that contains seams that will not harbor bacteria that can cause infection. How serious of an issue is this? Very serious. In fact, it’s estimated that 5% of the people who enter a hospital or healthcare facility will contract some type of infection from that visit. Perhaps that’s why Medicare will no longer cover the care for infections contracted as a result of
a visit to a hospital or healthcare facility. While infections may be below the surface, the flooring surface of a healthcare facility also plays a huge part in the care patients receive — far more than you could ever imagine. Think about it. The doctor and medical staff have to be secure on that surface while administering treatment. An unstable or slippery surface can make even something as routine as opening up and saying “aah” an adventure. Beyond medical staff, patient welfare is also a major consideration. Patients, their families, their guardians, delivery personnel, etc. all come and go to various areas of a healthcare facility or hospital. You need a floor that’s functional and comfortable to walk on and stand on for long periods, while also standing up to mishaps like the occasional water or fluid spill. Covering all these variables in one type of flooring hasn’t always been possible for most healthcare facilities. Most facilities have wisely opted to choose flooring that continued to page 42
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Corflex Inc. Expands
Manchester NH – BerardMartel Architecture was engaged recently by Paul and Ted Lorenzetti, owners of Corflex Inc., a medical device manufacturing company, to design factory and warehouse additions and reconfigure all departments of its facility. The construction team included Ricci Construction. The new floor plan layout with building expansions provided for a 50% increase in personnel.
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Melrose, MA — JM Coull, Inc. has completed phase 1 of renovations to approximately 1,900sf of existing space that has created a new serving and seating area for the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital cafeteria. The existing cafeteria
was transformed into a comfortable and efficient café space where patients, staff, and visitors can grab a quick meal. JMC worked closely with Hallmark Health System to complete the renovations and upgrades. Since the building was occupied throughout construction, work was executed and installed in such a manner as not to disrupt or adversely affect the hospital’s ongoing operations. Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is part of the Hallmark Health System, which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Center of Reading. JMC previously renovated healthcare spaces at this location and at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
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Acton, MA – JM Coull recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Faith Evangelical Free Church to celebrate the upcoming addition and renovation project. The event was attended by church members and leaders as well as JMC personnel during Sunday services. JMC’s scope calls for a 7,700sf addition and select updates in existing spaces. The company will add a sprinkler system in the current facility, and construct a new multipurpose room, classrooms, and a kitchen. Significant sitework, including the construction of
a new septic and drainage system, rain collection recharge system, and parking lot, will also be performed. JMC Senior project manager Greg Parker comments, “We are very excited to be working with Peter Hanson, head of the church’s building committee, and the members of Faith Evangelical Free Church on this special project. JM Coull is ready to get going and deliver a superior project for the church community that is on time and on budget.”
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Recent Changes to MA Building Code continued from page 6 of egress, and other critical life safety components of the building meet certain minimum requirements. Once it is established that the building complies with the International Fire Code, the prescriptive compliance method requirements are quite simple. Essentially the prescriptive compliance method requires that the proposed alterations maintain the current degree of code compliance, and do not result in conditions that are less safe than those that existed prior to the alterations. Existing means of egress: Prior to the April 11 amendment, section 188.8.131.52 of chapter 34 required that every space and story be provided with the minimum number of means of egress required by chapter 10 of the International Building Code. Essentially, this section required that every space and story undergoing alterations be provided with the same number of means of egress that would be required in new construction. Compliance with this section was especially difficult in many of Boston’s older office buildings that were constructed under previous editions of the building code, or prior to the adoption of a modern building code. Section 184.108.40.206 has now been removed from chapter 34. Under the April 11 amendment the number of means of
egress required now varies depending on the compliance method being applied, and on the scope / type of construction. In many cases chapter 34 now only requires that the story of the building where the alterations are to occur be provided with the minimum number of means of egress per chapter 10 of the International Building Code, as opposed to the previous requirement that every space and every story be provided with that minimum number of means of egress. This article provides only a sampling of the numerous revisions that have been made to chapter 34 of the Massachusetts State Building Code. Consult with your architect or code consultant to determine the potential impact of the chapter 34 revisions on your specific facility or project. CDHA Consulting also offers seminars that explore in detail the numerous recent amendments to the Massachusetts State Building Code, and the specific amendments to chapter 34. The seminars are AIA approved for 1.5 HSW/LU hours each. Christopher Howe AIA, CBO, CCS Principal, CDHA Consulting Code Consulting and Architectural Specifications
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Grand Opening of Thai Buddhist Temple in Raynham Designed by ARC, Built by Consigli
The Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Images Courtesy of ARC / Photo: John Horner Photography
Raynham, MA - A Thai Buddhist temple, The Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center, designed by ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge and constructed by Consigli Construction Co., Inc., celebrated grand opening ceremonies recently in Raynham. The temple officially opened for a world Buddhist conference with Buddhist monks arriving from all over the world. The newly completed $60 million,
110,000sf temple is now the largest Thai Buddhist temple outside of Thailand, according to the design team at ARC. The centerpiece and most prominent feature of the complex is the three-story temple, topped by a 185-foot gold Chedi, or steeple, which pays tribute to Buddha. Consigli’s team self-performed the installation of miles of cherry wood, marble, brass, and gold in the interiors. Much of the finishes and artifacts were
made in Thailand, including seven goldclad bronze Buddhas. The temple is made up of two phases. The first phase of construction included the complete exterior shell with the Chedi. The complex consists of a temple, residence halls for temple monks, and a multi-purpose hall that was built around a central courtyard and will be used for major Buddhist celebrations during the year. Development began in June 2011 and was completed this June. Phase 2 of the project was an interior fit out which started in the fall of 2013. This phase included offices and conference rooms located in the temple basement, a museum fit-out for King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX on the first floor and the meditation room and commercial kitchen on the second floor. The exterior materials are architectural concrete and limestone with decorative roof shingles, that were designed to withstand the New England weather. Special attention has been given to the roof details to incorporate elements of Thai culture. Phase 2 was constructed with assistance from Dr. Nattaphat Saisena of Thailand with ongoing design input from Eang Tan, a board member of
Wat Nawamin and designated liaison for design concerns. Clustering of the building’s many tiered roof gables reduces the massiveness of the structure and is characteristic of both traditional temples
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Education Grand Opening: Nurtury Learning
Nurtury’s flagship facility Images provided by ARC Photo: StudioMLA Architects
Boston – StudioMLA Architects has completed a new community hub and children’s learning lab in Boston for early education nonprofit organization Nurtury, formerly known as Associated Early Care and Education. The 22,600sf, state-of-the-art learning lab in the Bromley-Heath Housing Development in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood will serve as Nurtury’s flagship facility in a unique campus of care and education. The project team includes CWC Construction, San Miguel Project Management, Garcia, Galuska, DeSousa Engineering, Nitsch Engineering, and RSE Structural Engineers. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh celebrated the opening of the Nurtury Learning Lab at a ribbon cutting ceremony in June. It is situated in the heart of the Bromley-Heath Housing Development and will revitalize the neighborhood with community programming, a dynamic architectural presence, and green spaces. The building massing acts as a transition between the two-story buildings in the original Heath Street project and the taller buildings to the south, following the
existing street edges to create a series of sheltered courtyards for active, outdoor play, learning, and discovery. The exterior brick, natural cedar, and glass create an open, welcoming, and distinctive architecture that reveals a warm and vibrant interior. StudioMLA designed the lab to achieve LEED Gold certification. Early education-specific classrooms are designed to set a new standard and become a model for how the physical environment can enhance the learning experience while reducing stress. A natural playground with grass, vegetation, and gardens, as well as a greenhouse with a year-round garden, offer children the connection between earth, sun, plants, and the foods they eat. The lab’s teaching kitchen will offer cooking classes and health promotion
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services emphasizing the importance of cooking healthy, nutritious meals. The multipurpose room will provide an indoor space for gross motor activities, meetings, and training functions, serving as a family support center where partner organizations can offer services and staff face time.
N.B. Kenney Completes BES Project Andover, MA – N.B. Kenney Company, Inc., recently finished work on the Bancroft Elementary School in Andover. This new 106,486sf school is targeted to earn LEED Silver accreditation. The building was constructed with extensive use of recycled building materials and incorporates rainwater harvesting and energy-efficient building systems. Students will be able to view the school’s energy monitoring systems as part of their curriculum. N.B. Kenney partnered with SKANSKA USA Building to complete the HVAC portion of the project in record time despite an initial project delay. This mechanical work included installation of a displacement heating/cooling air
Restoration Begins on Tufts Gym Medford, MA – JLL Construction has commenced construction of the Cousens Gymnasium façade restoration project at Tufts University. The project is scheduled for completion in November 2014. The project requires a significant amount of historical custom brick replication. The scope of the restoration includes: lintel replacement, repointing of façade and chimney, selective repair and replacement of brick and cast stone elements, selective foundation repairs, waterproofing of all façade elements and exposed foundation, window replacement and refurbishment, replacement of all lead-coated copper copings, replacement of all copper downspouts and scuppers, selective pitched roof repair and flat roof
replacements, and the refurbishment/ reconstruction of main entry stairs. Interior work related to exterior maintenance issues will also be addressed. Large energy recovery ventilator units will be added to ventilate the space. Conditioning will be added to the front offices. Cracking on the inside faces of the exterior walls and foundation will be repaired and the walls repainted. JLL project manager Bob Kelly said, “We are excited to be a part of the team, which includes Timothy D. Smith Architects out of Bennington, Vermont.” Joining Kelly on the JLL construction team is superintendent Steve Delisle and estimator Drew Dana.
Dirubbo Named to Board Kingston, MA – Sacred Heart School, a private, Catholic, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 12, recently welcomed David Dirubbo, president of Acella Construction, to its board of directors. Dirubbo will serve as chair of the Facilities Task Board. The school, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Prov-
idence since 1947, underwent a governance change three years ago when they unified the three educational centers (high school, elementary and early education); this led to the establishment of the office of president, filled by Pamela Desmarais. A new board of directors was then established for the school system, effective September 1, 2012.
Newmarket Jr./Sr. HS Reno New Market, NH – Meridian Construction started the second phase of the Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School renovations. The project, which is a continuation of the first phase of renovations that Meridian completed in 2013, will include fire and life safety improvements and upgrades. The first round of renovations included a refurbished science lab, new science storage, as well as restorations to classrooms and corridors, with work done in multiple areas, including mechanical, plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems. The first phase was a huge success, with Meridian finishing the
project approximately 10% below the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), an exceptional result considering this was a renovation to a building built in the early 20th century. Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School’s second phase of renovations has a GMP of $1 million, and will focus on fire alarm and sprinkler systems. Meridian will demolish and install ramps, install new stairs, upgrade and rearrange doors, spray foam insulation to the underside of the roof deck, demolish the existing plaster ceiling system, install new acoustical ceiling tiles, and upgrade vinyl flooring.
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distribution system, emergency generator, a chiller, and related ductwork. “We are pleased to be part of another project that is forward-thinking in its approach to the environment,” said Steven Kenney, LEED AP, president and principal of N.B. Kenney Company.
Woodsville, NH – SFC Engineering Partnership, Inc. (SFC) has provided services to Woodsville High School for the past six years. The school requested the services of SFC in 2009 to assist in the ongoing improvements being made to its school buildings. The high school needed to increase the level of life safety in their buildings, and trusted SFC to help them. A few of the services SFC provides to the high school include preparing a narrative plan of action for correcting building deficiencies, preparing sketches
showing the required construction upgrades to provide code compliance for the high school and the community building, preparing final drawings for bid specifications, and submitting sketches and plans to the Fire Marshal’s office for approval. From creating floor plans, to fire alarm system management and code review, SFC has successfully assisted Woodsville High in their quest to update and “renew” its buildings.
Multi-Residential Skyscraper Renovation Begins
Griffin Completes Avalon Natick
Becker + Becker Architects Bridgeport, CT – The historic 26-story skyscraper that sits at 777 Main Street in the heart of downtown Hartford is finally getting the facelift it deserves. Viking Construction has begun work on this 1967 landmark. The $50 million renovation project, which has been designed by owners and architects Becker + Becker Associates Inc. of Fairfield, is expected to be completed before the end of 2015. Currently, Viking is working on abatement and complete demolition of floors 2-25, that will be renovated into 250 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 500sf to 1,150sf each. The 26th floor will be restored and refurbished to contain common amenities such as a fitness room, pool tables, a screening room, common kitchen, and library. This floor also will include a covered terrace with seating to enjoy views of the Old State House, Science Center, Connecticut River, and beyond. 777 Main Street The building’s lobby, which was home to Hartford National Bank and Trust Co. before ultimately becoming part of Bank of America, will remain intact and restored as much as possible. Viking will renovate this 35,000sf ground floor for retail and office use. The 300,000sf building originally had 10 elevators – several featuring marble and 60’s decor. To accommodate the new design, four “low-rise” elevators will be removed, and the remaining will be preserved and upgraded to service all floors. Upon completion of the project, Viking expects the building to earn a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Bow Highlands Phase 2 Begins
Natick, MA – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has recently completed the electrical installation work at Avalon Natick . Part of AvalonBay Communities, Inc., this new high-rise luxury apartment complex consists of two buildings, 10 and 11 stories high, with a total of 424 units equaling approximately 456,000sf. Studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and penthouse floor plans are offered to residents, featuring high-end finishes and features. The construction also included a clubhouse with gymnasium, as well as an in-ground pool, plus a four-story parking garage. The Griffin Electric team was responsible for the installation of two 4,000 amp
services, one 800 amp and one 400 amp service, as well as site lighting, interior lighting, and two 300kva emergency generators on-site. Additionally, systems for fire alarm, bi-amplification antennas, telecommunications to MHNC distribution boxes, access control systems, intercom and lightning protection were setup by Griffin. AvalonBay Communities, Inc., of Natick, served as the project’s general contractor, with Callahan, Inc., of Bridgewater, the construction manager. The architect was Russell Scott Steedle & Capone Architects, Inc., of Cambridge, and the electrical engineer, Wozny / Barbar & Associates, Inc., of Hanover.
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Rendering of Laurelwood at The Pinehills
Bow Highlands phase 2 front elevation
Bow, NH - North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord will soon begin Phase 2 of the Bow Highlands housing project located off Bow Bog Road for CATCH Neighborhood Housing. This New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA)-funded project will include the construction of two wood-framed two-story buildings, each containing eight townhouse-style units of workforce housing. Warrenstreet Architects, Inc. of Concord is providing design for the project, which will be completed in early 2015.
Plymouth, MA – Callahan Inc, is currently working on Laurelwood at The Pinehills in Plymouth, set for completion in spring of 2015. The three-story, 88,322sf facility was designed by The Architectural Team and is owned by The Northbridge Companies. Laurelwood at The Pinehills will include 80 apartments and will provide residents with a variety of amenities including a restaurant, pub/café, art studio, library, spa/salon, theater, and
fitness center. “Independent living and assisted living options will be offered,” said Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan Construction. “The community incorporates a specially designed neighborhood for those who are memory-impaired.” Laurelwood at The Pinehills is located on landscaped grounds and will provide walking trails to shops, professional services, and restaurants at the Village Green at The Pinehills.
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Green Completion of Green Steam Project
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Boston - Veolia North America, an operator and developer of efficient energy solutions, commemorated the $112 million investment in its BostonCambridge district energy network. The “Green Steam” project, which includes the completion of a 7,000-foot steam pipeline extension and planned reconfiguration of the recently acquired Kendall Station combined heat and power plant, allows Veolia to export more environmentally friendly thermal energy from Kendall Station — minimizing environmental impact to the Charles
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6% reduction of non-transportation carbon emissions for both cities. Additionally, Green Steam infrastructure improvements support sustainable development in Boston and Cambridge by increasing the LEED ratings of buildings that tie into the system. Some of the benefits of Veolia’s new steam pipeline connection and planned reconfiguration of Kendall Station: Supports sustainable development of Boston and Cambridge by reducing the cities of Boston and Cambridge greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding 475,000 tons of carbon per year that would have otherwise been generated through conventional means – a nearly 6% reduction of non-transportation carbon emissions for both cities. Created green jobs: The project supported 147,500 man hours (welders, pipe fitters, insulators) that resulted in
$21 million in labor costs. Represents a $112 million investment by Veolia and its partners into improving the Boston-Cambridge system; Veolia’s total investment is $168 million since 2008. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 475,000 tons annually, the equivalent of removing 80,000 cars from the roads. Eliminates thermal pollution from the Charles River ecosystem, decreasing the temperature of the river and thereby protecting the marine inhabitants of this precious natural resource. Improves air quality: By utilizing cleaner burning, domestically available fuel sources and taking into account Veolia’s infrastructure improvements and cogeneration assets, Veolia has reduced its NOx and SO2 emissions by approximately 36% and 61%, respectively.
Ground Floor Advances in Healthcare continued from page 37
minimizes spread of infection. That’s often led to flooring that perhaps was not as comfortable for staff. Consequently, the number of workers compensation claims for workers at healthcare facilities is often disproportionate than to other industries. Healthcare facilities also face another challenge as it pertains to the use of electronic equipment. Computers, imaging machines and other electronics transmit sensitive and critical data. Having flooring that’s conducive to the transmission of electronic data, ESD flooring, is extremely important in maintaining the integrity of that information. Yet the reality is many facilities, assuming they have the budget, are challenged from an operational standpoint as to how to make a flooring replacement happen. New technologies and floorings have made upgrading more tangible than ever before. SelecTech is one of the companies leading the advances in flooring technologies. Those advances include an interlocking technology that enables flooring to be installed without messy and environmentally unfriendly adhesives or excessive dust. Besides the environmental benefit, this cutting-edge technology dramatically reduces installation times as flooring can be installed in sections. This means it’s possible to replace the flooring in a facility without closing off areas and rerouting traffic. Translation: No down time. The most important feature of
interlocking technology for a healthcare facility is that it minimizes the seam between tiles. In fact, with the use of tiles that employ interlocking technology and a seam sealer, you can virtually eliminate moisture that gets into the seam, helping to reduce the likelihood of infectioncausing bacteria to grow. Some of the newer ESD floorings feature vinyl urethane surfaces that are not only more comfortable but easy to maintain. This minimizes slip-and-fall potential and reduces potential workers comp claims (e.g. a slip on one of these surfaces may result in a bruise, but on an outdated one could result in a break). Beyond all the other benefits with the newest floorings—interlocking tiles, seam closures, ESD, reduced installation times, comfort, etc.—is the newest wrinkle of all—green flooring. Newer technologies like those employed by SelecTech use 70% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable enable hospitals and healthcare facilities to become greener without risk of infection while improving the look, feel, comfort and, most importantly, safety of the facility. Perhaps more than any other kind of endeavor, the treatment of a patient requires precision among the parties providing that care. With the right flooring, healthcare facilities and the dedicated professionals who work there have a great leg to stand on. Thomas Ricciardelli is the president of SelecTech, Inc.
High-Profile Focus: Green
MaineGeneral Receives First LEED Health Care Gold Sustainable elements of the MaineGeneral project include: ENERGY:
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gas utilized instead of fuel oil, resulting in significant fuel savings annually. outside lighting and highefficiency light fixtures throughout the facility.
Maine General Medical Center
Augusta, ME – The Integrated Project Delivery Team (IPD), consisting of owner, MaineGeneral Medical Center, joint venture architectural firms SMRT and TRO/Jung Brannen, Inc., and joint venture construction team of HP Cummings Construction Company/Robins & Morton, recently completed MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health in Augusta. The new 644,000sf hospital, which opened in 2013, is the first healthcare facility in Maine and only the second in the nation to be built successfully to the new 2010 LEED Gold for Healthcare standards. “As a healthcare organization, it
is incredibly important to us that we provide a safe, healthy facility and that we set a standard for ensuring a healthy environment now and into the future,” said Chuck Hays, MaineGeneral Health president and CEO. “We want to be responsible stewards of our community.” Through the utilization of IPD and Lean principles, the project team was able to meet MaineGeneral Health’s goal of significantly reducing the cost of energy consumption while creating a hospital environment that would meet the highest benchmark standards for patient wellness, multiple engineering initiatives were introduced.
lighting that turns on automatically when someone enters the room and turns off after a brief delay when the system senses the room is empty.
WATER: • R ainwater collection and reuse to recycle storm water used as process water: •R eduction
in water usage by minimizing the potable water requirements of the project’s medical equipment, building equipment, and food waste systems.
maintenance sheet vinyl and rubber flooring eliminates need to wax the floors. an extensive recycling plan and successfully diverted over 80 percent of construction waste from local landfills.
attention was given to using recycle-based materials and materials sourced within a 500-mile radius.
AIR QUALITY: • The
construction team implemented a detailed Construction Air Quality Management Plan to minimize harmful toxins or particles from the building, thus ensuring the health of workers and future occupants.
low-emitting paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives, and flooring systems were used for the project to minimize odors and toxins from entering the facility.
Verastem Takes Root in Needham continued from page 17 Scheduled for completion in September, construction is underway on Verastem’s 13,000sf tenant improvement project at 117 Kendrick Street in Needham. Verastem, a biotech company whose focus is to discover “novel drugs targeting cancer stem cells” was outgrowing their space in Kendall Square and needed to make some big decisions about real estate. Director of Operations, Garry Nolan, quickly selected a design build team led by the Richmond Group and Lab/ Life. Science. Architecture, Inc. to assist in programming, costing and site selection for approximately 13,000sf of lab/office space. After a brief, but intensive search, they selected a suite in Intercontinental’s Needham property. Nolan is excited by the prospect of designing a space from scratch and emphasizes the need for a unique design promoting Verastem’s culture of health and collaboration. One of the primary challenges of the space is its relatively long and narrow footprint, with windows concentrated at the far end. The solution is to create five skylights within the lofty single story structure, each associated with a living wall beneath it. The living walls are being provided
by Cityscapes. Cityscapes owner, Jan Goodman, is able to incorporate a representation of Verastem’s logo in the 12 foot tall living wall that greets visitors at the entry. For the cafe area at the windowed end of the space, she includes edibles in the wall that suggest the health theme of the eating area. The extensive use of plantings and living walls contributes to a culture of wellbeing that reinforces Verastem’s mission to cure disease through innovative stem cell technology. The distinctive theme of team-based, organic discovery finds its way through all aspects of the design. Nolan advocates creating a highly efficient laboratory layout that allows for more freedom and play in the office area where he sees the crucial interactions taking place. As a result of this approach, the design area is approximately 80% office and 20% laboratory, with the office space being a mix of workstations, enclosed meeting rooms of various sizes and configurations, gathering areas and informal open meeting areas that promote spontaneous discussions. The enclosed meeting rooms form a long, glass-fronted arc that runs the length of the space, facing the open
workstations. This arc responds to a large-scale curved path that leads from the reception area to the exterior windows and cafe at the perimeter of the space. The path, constructed of reclaimed lumber, is edged by colorful planks of Interface carpet tile which reflect the corporate colors of Verastem. The office culture of Verastem is decidedly democratic. The executive team sits in open workstations the same size and configuration of all the staff. In order to provide high-quality workplace furniture that complements the design objectives of the space, the team selected Total Office for the design and provision of the furniture package. Working closely with the owner and the architect, designers Carly Bassett and Jodi Greenleaf from Total Office have created a modular solution that integrates with the organically curved path and coordinates with the vibrant color scheme of the architecture. Throughout the process, The Richmond Group’s Dave Mello, Kate Harrington, Lonn Beaudin, and Joe Capobianco act as advocates for Verastem’s visions, providing budget alternatives and proposing cost-effective
solutions to allow the design priorities to remain intact. They are joined by designbuild partners, Interstate Electrical. Environmental Systems, Inc., North Shore Mechanical Contractors and Noremac Sprinkler. Each of these builders provide strong understanding of lab/office environments, excellent knowledge of the existing conditions, and a desire to collaborate and coordinate to achieve a one-of-a-kind design. When completed, the Verastem project will become a new benchmark for innovative design and construction. According to Garry Nolan, “The team have brought forward a truly unique open concept design for Verastem‘s new headquarters. The design visually brings the outside environment into the new office, along with incorporating diverse workspaces aimed to encourage highly productive working environments.” When it takes root in Needham, the highly productive working environment will help Verastem continue on its successful path to curing and slowing the spread of cancer. Mark Reed, AIA is a principal at Lab/ Life. Science. Architecture, Inc., a Bostonbased laboratory design firm.
B’nai B’rith Honors Pam Goodman
People Maugel Hires Giugliano Cascio Harvard, MA - Maugel Architects of large complex projects, both recently announced the hiring of private and public, will support Cindi Giugliano Cascio, a 15the growing diversification of year practicing architect in the Maugel’s portfolio. As a highly Commonwealth of Massachusetts. experienced architect, she will Prior to joining Maugel, be responsible for the design and she played important roles at project management of the firm’s such renowned Boston area healthcare, medical devices, architectural practices as Finegold and life sciences projects. She Alexander + Associates and also will champion Maugel’s Cascio Leers, Weinzapfel Associates. continued growth in sustainable Cascio’s extensive experience in the architecture and the integration of BIM design and construction administration technologies.
Gillis Joins Harriman Auburn, ME – Carol F. Gillis, settings to her programming, AIA, LEED AP, has joined planning and design solutions. Maine-based architects and She has designed projects engineers Harriman as a for many Maine and New principal and will head up the Hampshire hospitals, numerous firm’s growing healthcare design clinical and medical offices, and practice. She has worked on area assisted living facilities. numerous ambulatory, acute “I continue to look at all care, and long-term care design technical or support spaces that I Gillis projects throughout northern design from the perspective of a clinician. What is the best design solution New England. to support hospital staff efficiencies, Gillis brings the unique perspective of support better medical outcomes, and her previous experience as an occupational foster patient-centered care?” said Gillis. therapist in hospital and outpatient
Brighton, MA – B’nai B’rith Housing and B’nai B’rith International recently presented the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award to Pam Goodman, president of Beacon Communities Development LLC, at its annual awards dinner. Goodman oversees operations at Beacon Communities Development and supervises transactions from initial conception through rent-up and occupancy. She is a former member of the board of directors of B’nai B’rith Housing, whose mission is to produce nonsectarian housing, both affordable and mixed-income, in communities located in and around Greater Boston.
Leibenhaut-Tyre joins CWA
New Haven, CT – Tara Leibenadministration, CAD managehaut-Tyre, AIA recently joined ment, client relations, design, Christopher Williams Architects production, consultant coordias a project architect and is nation and construction admincurrently managing a 38,000sf istration. laboratory renovation for new She worked with Ennecutting edge physics research at ad Architects of New York Yale University. City for 11 years, and was Her 13 years of professional instrumental on many high experience include all aspects profile projects for university Leibenhaut-Tyre of architecture including proresearch, arts & sciences, gramming, project coordination and medical buildings and hospitality projects.
JM Coull Hires DiCecca
Maynard, MA – JM Coull, Inc. recently announced the addition of Shauna DiCecca as office administrator. Richard Gilfoy, JM Coull’s chief financial officer, says, “We are excited to introduce Shauna, as she brings a positive energy and great spirit to the office. She will play an important role in our organization and we look forward to her integration here.”
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Nitsch Announces Project Managers Boston – Nitsch Engineering announced four new project managers. John Schoenfeld, PE, has joined the transportation engineering department; Todd Chapman, PLS, has joined the land surveying department; and Deborah Danik, PE, CPESC, LEED AP BD+C, and Steven Ventresca, PE, LEED AP BD+C, have been promoted to project managers within the civil engineering department. Schoenfeld brings over 25 years of transportation engineering experience to Nitsch Engineering. His experience has centered around managing, designing, and permitting highway, roadway, and utility design projects, from complex multi-level flyover interchanges for the Federal Highway Administration, to municipal improvement projects for cities and towns throughout New England. Chapman brings 28 years of experience in land surveying. He has provided land surveying services on a wide range of projects in urban, suburban,
and rural locations. His experience includes existing conditions, boundary retracement, right of way, ALTA/ACSM, GPS, and construction layout surveys. He is experienced in using Autodesk Civil 3D and LDC, Leica Geo Office, GPS, and Robotic Total Stations. Danik has 12 years of experience in the civil engineering field. In her nine years at Nitsch, her project experience has included mixed-use and commercial developments, academic facilities, and transportation related projects in
Massachusetts – particularly in Boston. Ventresca has 16 years of experience in civil engineering. In the seven years he has been at Nitsch, he has focused on providing site layout design, stormwater management design, and transportation design for residential and commercial developments, academic facilities, and roadway improvements. He has also gained experience in providing municipal project reviews for local conservation commissions, planning boards, and zoning Boards.
Recent Promotions at PARE Rheaume
Boston – Perkins+Will Boston announced six promotions: David L. Damon, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to a principal of the firm. He has been instrumental in expanding higher education projects including work at Bridgewater State University, Bentley University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Raffe Khazadian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to senior associate; and Tyler Hinckley, LEED AP BD+C; Christina Long, LEED AP BD+C; Jennifer Rheaume, NCIDQ, LEED AP; and Brian Stonelake LEED AP BD+C; all have been promoted to associate.
Lincoln, RI—Pare Corporation recently promoted several staff members. Tom Perry began his full-time employment with PARE in 2008, and was recently promoted to project engineer, civil division. He has been involved with site design, planning, and permitting for Plymouth North High Perry School, Natick High, and Quincy’s Central Middle School, to name a few, as well as the reconstruction of athletic facilities in Hingham. He has been a crucial asset to the civil engineer-
ing team on many K-12, higher education and public safety projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. David Caouette joined PARE in 2011. He has been promoted to senior engineer, civil division. He has provided construction-phase services for major education projects at UMass and the University of R.I. His experience with various foundation Caouette types was a great asset during the construction of several schools, including high schools in Natick, Marshfield, and
East Bridgewater. Ryan McCoy, PE, was recently promoted to project engineer, geotechnical division. He joined PARE in 2007. He has been responsible for the McCoy design and construction oversight of many waterfront projects including the Northeastern University Marine Science Center in Nahant, the Fall River State Pier infrastructure project, and the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, among many others.
Group One Hires TFMoran Personnel Announcements Boston – Rafal Zelek, LEED AP, has been hired as an assistant project manager at Group One Partners, Inc. of Boston. Zelek will be supervising project staff, preparing design development and construction documents, ensuring code compliance and building requirements, assisting with project design, and final architectural solutions. He is working on the expansion of the HotelCommonwealth Zelek in Boston’s Back Bay and guest room renovations and additions to the Hilton on Broad Street in Downtown Boston.
Bedford, NH – TFMoran, Inc. recently announced changes and additions to its staff. Christopher Rice has been promoted to senior project manager. He has over 15 years experience in civil engineering and is Vida responsible for the management and engineering design of private, public, and municipal land development projects. Thomas Lamb, PE, and Joaquín Denoya, PE, have been promoted to senior structural engineer. Lamb has over 10 years’ experience in structural design, analysis, and construction administration of residential, public,
and commercial buildings throughout New England. With more than nine years’ experience, Denoya specializes in structural design, analysis, and construction administration of residential and commercial buildings throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey.
Thomas Burns, PE, has joined the civil engineering division serving as a project manager with 14 years’ experience. Robert Vida, EIT, has joined the structural division. He has two years of experience in the design and analysis of commercial and residential buildings, and is proficient in Revit.
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July 2 • 5:30 to 8:30 pm Summer Social Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, Mass.
The 2014 NAWIC Annual Meeting & Education Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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.
Be seen and network with industry peers and partners at the Royal Sonesta on the Charles River. Enjoy the great view, sip on drinks and appetizers, and have fun!
IFMA Boston July 24 • 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM Ahoy! Schmooze Cruise 2014 Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston Join IFMA members sailing on the harbor aboard one the finest vessels Boston has to offer, The Majesty. Her grand atrium and three decks are sure to provide ample space for you, your friends and colleagues to enjoy the views of our grand city With music, drinks, cornhole and light passed.d’oeuvres.
NAIOP August 14 • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Samuel Clemens 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston
Mix business with pleasure on the decks of the NAIOP Harbor Cruise, featuring networking, cocktails and live music by B-11. Connect with friends and colleagues while enjoying a 360 degree view of Boston’s ever-changing waterfront. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. For information: http://www.naiopma. org/events/eventdetail.aspx?
July 23 • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Downtown By Foot - A NAIOP Summer Walking Tour
September 18 Annual Symposium Cliff House Resort, Ogunquit, Maine
Take a walk with colleagues and other fellow industry professionals as we highlight some of the Downtown area’s biggest projects. 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Registration 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm: brief Program, followed by walking tour 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm: Cocktails, appetizers and networking.
How Do We Afford Affordable Care? Creative Financing Options Post-ACA. According to a recent study, 90% of healthcare providers say the Affordable Care Act, when fully established, will be a “step forward” in addressing long-term health issues in the United States, yet 74% predict it will challenge their organization’s financial condition. Compass will address these concerns through a full day of networking and educational sessions. The symposium, organized by WBRC Architects/Engineers, is available free to healthcare executives and facility managers. Pre-registration is required.
AFE August 25 Leo J. Monty Scholarship Golf Tournament Ferncroft Country Club, Middleton, MA 7:30 AM Registration 8:30 AM Shotgun Start Please join Chapter 33 Boston for a great day on the links with your facility management colleagues. All are welcome. This event sells out every year, so please reserve your space early.The Leo J. Monty Scholarship Fund is a 501 C3 Organization. Your donations are tax deductible. http://afechapter33.org/2014afegolftournament.html
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AGC July 30 •1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Annual Golf Classic Cocktail Reception and BBQ International Golf Club & Resort, Bolton Mass. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AGC of Massachusetts invites you for a day of relaxation at the 2014 Annual Golf Classic Contests, Prizes & 50/50 Raffle. Be part of an exciting day of relaxation and camaraderie.
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