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Restoration & Renovation and Life Sciences


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Boston Olympics Tied to XX Planned Future Development

All renderings courtesy of Boston 2024



Danna Day


Dennis Kulesza


Mark Reed

Inside this Issue: Nauset Construction Finds Place in History Major Restoration for New Boston Venture RDK Engineers Completes Quest Diagnostics’ New Lab of the Future Living and Working Within a Brand by Joe Flynn and Barbara Hicks Alternatives for Healthy Interior Educational Environments by Bob Bowen


Mark Leskanic


Katherine Marr


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Plus: E  ducation, Trends & Hot Topics, Healthcare, Corporate, Retail, Multi-Residential, Northern New England, Connecticut, Awards, People, Calendar, and more!


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Cover Story:


Boston Olympics Tied to Planned Future Development...................Page 22

Nauset Construction Finds Place in History........................................Page 26

Aerial view of Boston 2024


Up-Front........................................7 Restoration & Renovation.............. 10 Life Sciences................................24 Education....................................30 Trends & Hot Topics..... 31, 40, 42, 46 Healthcare.................................. 32 Corporate...................................34

Retail.......................................... 36 Multi-Residential........................... 37 Northern New England................ 38 Connecticut................................. 39 Awards.......................................44 People........................................48 Calendar....................................50

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RDK Engineers Completes Quest Diagnostics’ New Lab of the Future...Page 25

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In Greg Galer’s article, “Balancing Old and New: A Critical Part of Why Boston is Loved By So Many,” he makes the point that “Old buildings need to remain culturally relevant and finanMichael Barnes cially sustainable.” It appears to me that this is the same point being made by the Boston Olympics Committee as they plan the new facilities for Boston 2024: that from planning through completion, the design brings out that which is most culturally relevant and financially sustainable. Winning the Halverson Parker Medal-MFA Art of the Americas Wing, designed by Foster + Partners, with CBT Architects for the Museum of Fine Arts, is a truly prestigeous honor. The medal recognizes “the single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years (BSA Awards page 44). The cover of our current HP is a proposed project, with construction contingent on Boston winning the bid for the 2024 Olympics. We can only wonder if 10 years from now the finished construction will be competing for the Halverson Parker Medal. My point is that it emphasizes what the Boston Olympics Committee is saying: The design looks beyond the game for its legacy. • At Midtown, key infrastructure improvements will be the catalyst for the legacy development of a new mixed-use neighborhood in the heart of the city. • The Athletes’ Village will provide 6,000 beds of legacy housing for UMass Boston, transforming the city’s only public research university

into a residential campus with greater opportunities for teaching and research expansion.

• The IBC/MPC at the South Boston Waterfront is in the heart of the innovation economy with a building infrastructure readily convertible for science and technology uses.

HP will be presenting incremental insights and updates monthly for Boston 2024, starting with this month’s cover story, page 22. And as the niche publication for local facilities developments, we continue to focus on the people who plan, design, and build these facilities. I hope to see you here.



BuildingEnergy 15 (BE-15) expo and Highlights from Wednesday March 4 and Thursday Marchthe 5, 2015: Northeast conference organized by Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). NESEA is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high-performance building conference in the region. BE-15 brings together architects, engineers, builders, MARCH 3-5, 2015 TRADE CENTER policymakers, developers,SEAPORT andWORLDbuilding BOSTON, MA REGISTER AT NESEA.ORG/BE15 managers for three days of networking, GO TO NESEA.ORG/EXHIBIT accredited educational sessions and a high-level trade show that attract participants from across the U.S. and Europe. Enjoy the event, and please stop by our booth on the floor of the trade show. BE-15 will take place March 3 - 5, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. And when you visit the show, be sure to stop by the High-Profile booth. This year, High-Profile’s annual MEP Supplement will tie in with BE-15 to focus on the role of MEP in providing, utilizing, and conserving building energy. Getting to Zero: High Performance Mechanical Systems and Other Strategies for Commercial Buildings in Cold Climates Rethinking the Grid—Q&A Beyond Utility Bills Making the Financial Case for Net Zero Buildings LEDing the Lighting Revolution Part 1: How Many Light Bulbs Will it Take? LEDing the Lighting Revolution Part 2: Advanced Strategies both Efficient and Smart

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NEWH Honors Group One Partners Top ID Hospitality Firm for 2015 Boston – Recognized for its quality hospitality design work, Group One Partners, Inc. has been selected as one of the top interior design firms for 2015 by NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network. Each year, NEWH compiles a list of the leading hospitality design firms in the country. This is the fourth annual NEWH top ID list and the third consecutive year Group One has been chosen for this award. “It has been an exciting year for Group One, with the opportunity to work on a range of innovative hotel projects,” comments Harry Wheeler, AIA, NCARB, LEED, principal of Group One Partners, Inc. “As we look forward to another


great year, we remain committed to providing cutting-edge hospitality design services to our valued clients.” In 2014, Group One completed work on the Onyx Hotel in Boston, Mass., and the Marriott Courtyard in Portland, Maine. The firm is currently working on the expansion of the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston’s Kenmore Square, the new Envoy Hotel in Boston’s Seaport District, AC Hotel in Aventura, Fla., Residence Inn at the National Ballpark in Washington, D.C., and Hilton Homewood Suites in Brookline, Mass.

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MED-Ed Facilities Event at Seaport Centerville, MA – MED-Ed Facilities Boston, the healthcare and educational facilities design and construction event for New England, April 7 and 8 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, announced that registration for the event has opened. Sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, the New England Real Estate Journal, and High-Profile Monthly, this event is for the entire New England building industry. This educational program features real-world, solutions-based case studies and management discussions related to the planning, designing, construction, and facility management of medical and educational building types. The successful planning and design of medical and educational facilities requires a team of individuals with a wide range of skill sets. Conference director Mark Kalin, FAIA FCSI LEED, has brought together a cross-section of nationally recognized industry-related professionals offering their expertise. Presenters include architects, engineers, lawyers,


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Boston – Design Advantage was recently chosen by Elkus Manfredi Architects, Ltd. to be a furniture provider for its move into new space at Drydock Ave. in Boston. Design Advantage specializes in providing modular furniture and casework solutions that are designed and manufactured to exacting client requirements. The challenge that Elkus Manfredi was facing was to find a partner who could provide extra-deep cabinets for its oversized binders and nonstandard

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sequence that keeps the garage in place during early phases by carefully threading development on and around the existing structure. The western portion of the garage will be maintained intact and in use, resulting in a significant savings in embodied energy and materials. Once the eastern half of the garage has been removed, Congress Street will once again be open to sunlight, and the eastern parcel will become an active public space that reunites neighborhoods and opens urban vistas. The project will add 812 new housing units and 3 million sf of development.

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The Boston Garage project team includes: • Developer: HYM Investment Group LLC. • Owner: Bullfinch Congress Holdings LLC. • Architect: CBT Architects. • Structural engineers: McNamara/Salvia, Inc. • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consultant: WSP Flack + Kurtz. • Permitting consultant: VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

• Traffic consultant: Howard Stein Hudson Associates, Inc. • Parking consultant: Walker Parking Consultants. • General contractor: Tishman Construction Corp. of Mass. • Legal counsel: Rubin & Rudman, LLP • Community relations: Tom Palmer Communications, DiFronzo Consultants and InkHouse.

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Restoration and Renovation Balancing Old and New

A Critical Part of Why Boston is Loved By So Many by Greg Galer

Have you found, as I have, that when people discover that you are from Boston they become effusive in how much they love our city? I’ve noticed that it’s not simply Greg Galer our nationally significant icons like the Freedom Trail sites that people remember. Tourists and new residents alike point to our distinctive neighborhoods and parks, our harbor, and the unique places that define our city’s character such as Fenway Park, Copley Square, modern icons such as the Hancock Building, and the increasingly-vibrant Fort Point with its collection of historic bridges and repurposed warehouses. In short, Boston is well recognized as a city that successfully strikes a balance between old and new. Since 1978, the Boston Preservation Alliance has played an important role in protecting, preserving, and promoting

Jeff Gonyeau, Preservation Consultant (L) and Earl Taylor (R), President Dorchester Historical Society, celebrate the recognition given the Society’s Clapp Family Barn restoration / Courtesy of Renee DeKona

the vibrancy of the many places and character-defining features that make Boston unique by helping to manage that fundamental balance between old and new. It’s important to recognize that it takes substantial effort, dedication, and

funding to ensure that components that give our city such a unique sense of place remain viable and functional for our community’s needs today. It’s no accident that our favorite historic places and spaces still exist. Preservation requires

a purposeful and active process by property owners, the Boston Landmarks Commission, several Architectural Commissions several independent nonprofits like ours, and concerned citizens. The Alliance knows that viable economics are an essential aspect of our work. Old buildings need to remain culturally relevant and financially sustainable, and we strive to appropriately balance preservation goals with the modernization of historic structures, nearby significant new construction, and in some cases the loss of historic structures. (A great example of this give and take is the growing Millennium Tower on Washington Street, a project that restored the fabulous 1912 Burnham Building, removed some historic elements, and is placing a 60-story sky-scraper in their place – all on the same central, downtown block.) The Alliance has decades of experience in this work – finding appropriate compromises, providing input in design continued to page 42

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Edgartown, MA – Captain’s Cottages at Harbor View, Edgartown’s collection of 18 fully serviced cottage suites, will debut upgraded kitchenettes in the spring of 2015. The architect company working on the current upgrades is The Tharp Group, and Scout Construction is the general contractor. Each kitchenette will be fitted with a GE ceramic-glass compact cooktop and easy-to-operate GE Café Series convection/microwave oven with baking and browning capabilities. Each is also equipped with a small refrigerator and

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Integrated Finishes Renovations

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Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders Inc. recently announced the completion of two renovations. Sunset Lake Apartments located at 20 Pond Street in Braintree, a former nursing home site, now hosts 27 upscale units. This development marks the second time Integrated Builders has collaborated with Messina Enterprises, owner of the property. Integrated Builders’ superintendent Mike Kelly and project managers Bob Purdy and John Concannon led the team, while architects Habeeb & Associates,

structural engineers Amolins Structural Consultants, MEP engineers South Shore Construction Consultants, and civil engineers Strategic Technology Solutions, provided support services throughout the development process. To accommodate the apartment style layout, the building was completely gutted, leaving only the structure as the platform for all new systems and components to be installed. With one- and two-bedroom options, each apartment offers open floor plans, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a washer/dryer.

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Additionally, the community features all new entrances, elevators, stairwells, windows, and roofs, as well as new drainage, water, sewer, gas, and electrical systems. Notably, a water recharge system was installed under the parking lot to pretreat roof and parking lot water discharge back into the soil. Integrated Builders also completed the renovation of a 40,000sf office building at 10 Oceana Drive in Canton. The project comprised over $1.5 million in renovations.

Project manager Bob Purdy and superintendent Chris Dennis worked alongside the building’s owner, Equity Industrial Partners, throughout the development. Architects Maugel Architects completed the design aspects. The renovations included new windows and entrances to the facility, new bathroom cores, and added elevators to make working and moving throughout the building easier for tenants. Furthermore, new HVAC systems were installed to help provide the property with more energyefficient systems


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Wilson Butler Restores Richmond Theater

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Richmond, VA – Arts and entertainment designers Wilson Butler Architects of Boston completed a $63 million, phased renovation of the historic 1927 Altria Theater in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Working in collaboration with the Richmond Performing Arts Center, the project team restored the Altria Theater to its original grandeur while upgrading and expanding the building’s hospitality spaces, building infrastructure, performance venues, and patron amenities.

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Partly funded by state and federal historic tax credits, the restoration provides space for pre- and-postperformance activities in several restored “parlor rooms” and in a 15,700sf grand ballroom that will host private events. Inside the theater, an audience capacity of 3,600 people allows the Altria to present shows by top-tier contemporary artists and theater companies seeking to perform in the largest performing arts venue between Atlanta and New York City.

Built by the Shriners in 1927 and designed in a distinct Moroccan style, the theater was known as The Mosque by generations of theater goers. Hotel rooms, a ballroom, meeting rooms, a swimming pool, even a bowling alley and shooting range, were included in the original building program. The Mosque was purchased by the city of Richmond in 1940. The restoration included repairs and refurbishing of the five-story façade, including its historic terra cotta details

and decorative tile work, which were authentically restored. The lobby fountain was creatively adapted with blue crushed glass to replace water and ensure patron safety. Interior light fixtures, paint, tiles, and finishes were restored based on historic photographs and research to bring these ornate features back to their original 1920s appearance. “The Altria Theater truly is a treasure and a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Bruce Herrmann AIA, director of Wilson Butler Architects.

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The Rehabilitation of Longfellow Bridge: Design Beyond the Structure by Danna Day

The historic Longfellow Bridge, built in 1908, acts as a major link between the cities of Boston and Cambridge. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is Danna Day renovating the 107-year-old bridge by addressing its current structural deficiencies, upgrading its structural capacity, and bringing the bridge up to modern code. The rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge not only addresses restoring and improving the structure of the bridge, it also involves the restoration and preservation of the historic Esplanade Park where the bridge touches down in both Boston and Cambridge. Boston-based Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG) is working with the project team to provide landscape architectural services to restore and enhance the parkland surrounding the bridge. CWDG’s design is reminiscent of Olmsted’s 1892 Charles Basin Master Plan. In a modern gesture towards Olmsted’s plan, the design carries forth

Copley Wolff Design Group’s design establishes “outdoor rooms” overlooking the Charles River. Following Olmsted’s original master plan, these small garden spaces will contain granite benches placed within a historic plant pallet.

the intent to create small garden spaces within Boston’s bustling urban setting. These spaces, intended to provide rest, respite, and relaxation, will contain native and local materials. Granite benches will be merged together with a historic plant palette to create outdoor rooms that overlook the Charles River and the skyline of the city beyond.


Other design elements include interpretive and educational components, hardscape materials selection, and accessibility improvements to meet current guidelines. Due to the magnitude of the bridge rehabilitation, several trees have been transplanted and others may require removal. MassDOT and the project team

have coordinated extensively with the Department of Conservation and Recreation in preparing a tree protection and removal plan which has been presented at a number of public meetings. Copley Wolff Design Group’s role has been to ensure the survival of existing trees and plants, minimize disturbance and compaction by determining where the critical root zones are, and provide input on strategic pruning of the tree canopy. In addition to rehabilitating the historic bridge, another major component of the project is the construction of a contemporary pedestrian bridge to serve as a link from Charles Circle to the Esplanade parkland. The new bridge climbs into the tree canopy and arches over Storrow Drive, providing the sensation of walking through the tree tops. To create a seamless connection between the Esplanade and where the pedestrian bridge touches down, Copley Wolff Design Group included hardscape materials such as granite cobble paving and plantings that are consistent with the original Charles River Basin Master Plan. Danna Day is the director of marketing at Copley Wolff Design Group Landscape Architects & Planners of Boston.

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BPSI Library-3 / SchwartzSilver Architects

Newton, MA – Kaplan Construction has completed work on a 12,540sf historic building in Newton for the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI). Project team members include Schwartz/Silver Architects of Boston, Design Technique, Inc. of Newburyport, Cosentini Associates of Cambridge, Nitsch Engineering of Boston, and John Born Associates of Cambridge. A longtime Boston institution for 80 years, BPSI relocated from the Back Bay to Newton in early December. Its new educational center will support more than 500 members and 150 volunteer faculty, providing space for seminars, the largest psychoanalytical library and archives in the country, and educational programs for members, students, and the public. Working with Schwartz/Silver Architects and owner’s project manager Design Technique, Inc., Kaplan provided interior and exterior renovations to Colby Hall, located at 141 Herrick Road in Newton Centre and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. BPSI is an institute which provides post-graduate training for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other highly trained graduates of mental health programs, interested in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Built in 1866, Colby Hall is a Romanesque Revival, Second Empire

The vaulted chapel was converted into a library / Schwartz/Silver Architects

stone masonry building with wood framed floors, roof, and stud partitions. Kaplan renovated and reconfigured the building’s three floors to accommodate BPSI’s program spaces, and converted the attached vaulted chapel to a library and multipurpose room to host lectures, dinners, and functions. Off the entrance is a casually furnished community room with an attached kitchenette that is being used as communal gathering space for students, members, and faculty. In addition to construction management, Kaplan provided preconstruction services, including exploratory work, budget review estimates, preparation of deduct alternates, and preliminary schedules.

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Acton, MA – JM Coull recently completed a 7,700sf addition to the Faith Evangelical Free Church, located at 54 Hosmer Street. The new space comprises a large multipurpose room for church meetings, athletics, and recreational activities. Classrooms, a new office suite, and kitchen are also included in the new building. JMC installed a new sprinkler system in the existing portion of the church. Significant sitework, including the construction of a new septic and

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Major Restoration for New Boston Venture Finegold Alexander Architect of Record Boston – Another residential building is poised to join the projects under development along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, spurred by the new parkland’s open space and role in connecting Downtown Boston with the waterfront. New Boston Ventures is eyeing a 12-story building of 52 residential units and first-floor restaurant/retail space at 102-112 Broad St. Finegold Alexander & Associates is the architect of record for the building. The project would “fill in a gap in the urban fabric along the Greenway and create additional activity” after the Big Dig’s depression of the elevated central artery left “fragmented sites and rear façades facing the public parkland,” New Boston Ventures said. New Boston wants to start building this summer. Plans call for restoration of a circa-1805 Charles Bulfinch-designed brick warehouse — a designated Boston landmark that would be integrated into the project as a lobby and residential space. An adjacent five-story commercial building would be razed.

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The newly revitalized Strawberry Acton, MA – The latest property to fall Hill is the first property in Campanelli’s into Campanelli’s hands is Strawberry portfolio to feature a collaborative work Hill Corporate Center, located at 289 space targeted towards entrepreneurs, Great Road in Acton. The 84,000sf freelancers, and remote workers. property, purchased by Campanelli WorkPlace, which occupies 4,000sf of the in partnership with Trigate Capital building’s 51,000 available rsf, includes underwent a multimillion dollar face-lift 11 private, furnished offices. Tenants at this past summer. WorkPlace have access to all the amenities The renovations, delivered by the of Strawberry Hill Corporate Center, in Campanelli’s in-house construction arm, addition to their own shared conference include a modernized front entrance room with online scheduling system, and common areas, repaved parking meeting areas, print and copy center, lot, upgraded landscaping and exterior wired and wireless Internet service, phone lighting, and an improved energyservice, on-site property management, management system. and a kitchenette with a sink and full-size Tenants of Strawberry Hill have access refrigerator. to a plethora of new on-site amenities, WorkPlace features newly carpeted including a modern fitness center (located and painted suites, which come fully in a reimagined conference room), furnished with a desk, two chairs and complementary Wi-Fi, plush seating and High_Profile_Advertisement.ai 1:59:20 PM a filing cabinet, allowing tenants to inviting common spaces, and1 9/25/2014 a vending area provided by LeanBox. “plug-and-play” upon move-in.

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Lebanon, NH – North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has completed the renovation of the Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) Corporation Electrical Division Emergency Call Center building in Lebanon. Lauer Architects, PA of Goffstown provided design for the project. Construction included the selective demolition of 6,500sf of existing office space that was renovated into a work area for the company’s Electrical Division’s Emergency Call Center and customer service employees. The building now has newly renovated offices, a break room, locker room, conference room, lineman

work area, lobby, and several open office areas. Construction also included the complete replacement of the roof while the space below remained occupied. The installation of additional roof joist reinforcement will provide added structural support to counter an anticipated heavier snow load due to lower heat loss thanks to upgraded insulation. The building is now fully protected by a new fire alarm system and an impressive new 130kw emergency power generator. The exterior of the building was given new siding and a new weather barrier, and

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Image Quality: Transforming a Corporate Campus by James Patrick Mackey

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In the late fall of 2014, Wessling Architects completed a unique multibuilding façade renovation project for Boston Scientific at its Marlborough, Massachusetts campus. The challenge facing the project team was how to update the appearance of three large existing office buildings and visually tie them together with a fourth, brand new, contemporary office building. The façades of the three original buildings, constructed in the early 1980s, were primarily composed of precast concrete panels with an exposed aggregate, and alternating bands of extruded aluminum and glass ribbon windows. The façades were very minimalist without any ornamentation, dramatic variation of

color, or any notable articulation except at the main entrances which are recessed. Although over the years the buildings had been very well maintained, aesthetically they were fairly unremarkable and looked “dated.” Designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects and built by Columbia Construction, the new contemporary office building, known as Building 300, is very different stylistically from the original buildings. This building is designed with a mixture of banded precast concrete panels with colored aggregates of varied exposure, a projecting metal roof “cap” clearly defining the top of the building and giving it scale, and different sized

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and configured window systems that give hierarchy to the surfaces and transitions of the building while suggesting the programmatic functions contained within. The visual contrast between the new and original buildings was so great that Boston Scientific became concerned that the image of the campus might suffer and that there would be a perceived division between those employees who work in the new building and those who work in the original ones. In late 2013, Wessling Architects was asked by Boston Scientific to consider these issues and recommend approaches to renovate the façades and visually unify the campus. Knowing that the existing precast

panels and window systems would have to remain, and that disruption to the occupants within the buildings would need to be minimized, Wessling Architects began exploring ways to cover or clad the façades. Various schematic designs were generated and studied. Many of these designs, although successful at mimicking the distinctive “look” of the new building, proved to be either too logistically difficult or cost-prohibitive. Finally, Wessling Architects struck upon the idea of applying Conproco Structural Skin, a fiber-reinforced cement-based coating, to the vertical surfaces of the original buildings’ precast panels. This material could continued to page 28



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Should Historic Masonry Buildings Be Insulated During Renovation? by Dennis Kulesza

In Boston and other cities in the Northeast, many historic, solid mass masonry wall buildings are undergoing or in need of restoration. This article focuses on the potential negative impact Dennis Kulesza of adding thermal insulation to the exterior building envelope wall systems of historic masonry structures and the benefits of proper restoration of the masonry structure itself coupled with installation air barrier systems. When undertaking the restoration of a historic masonry building, there is controversy over whether adding thermal insulation to the exterior building envelope wall system is a construction practice that will enhance the building’s energy efficiency significantly enough to justify the potential risk of causing structural damage to the masonry walls. It is an important issue, one that building owners, managers, and/or developers should carefully consider prior to assuming that insulating the structure is a sound decision. First, it is important to clarify that

historic masonry buildings are at issue when it comes to insulating exterior walls not due to their age, but rather their construction type. They are solid mass masonry wall structures. This building technology began being phased out over 70 years ago with the advent of the brick veneer cavity wall system. The older solid mass masonry building relies on the interior/exterior temperature gradient to dry the wall system, whereas in brick veneer cavity systems, moisture drains internally to the exterior through wall drainage ports, typically referred to as weep holes. And, that is crux of the matter. Planning Stage – Building Envelope Inspection and Observations

When planning the restoration of a historic masonry building, among the most important early phase issues is to have the building inspected by a building envelope professional who is experienced in both masonry construction and waterproofing, to determine the condition and integrity of the exterior masonry wall structure and the key components that impact its thermal efficiency. That includes the masonry units, mortar joints, and wall penetrations. Whether the structure is residential, educational, or commercial, historic masonry buildings often undergo

complete gut renovations. Inspections should be performed after the exterior building envelope walls are devoid of all interior wall finishes, so that the interior faces of exterior walls are fully exposed. The condition of the exterior masonry walls should be inspected closely to see if they are sound or if there are defects that may be a result of deferred maintenance. Defects have the potential to allow water penetration into the wall assembly from the elements. This condition may be

further exacerbated if the demolition includes removal of such building features as fire escapes. Interior masonry wall surfaces will be inspected for voids through which interior moisture can be introduced into the wall from interior humidity due to moisture exfiltration. The introduction of modern kitchen and bathroom appliances, which generate larger amounts of interior moisture than the appliances they replace, continued to page 44

Seaver Completes BUSA Store Domenic Sicari Architect Burlington, MA – Seaver Construction recently completed the buildout of the new BUSA Wine & Spirits flagship store at Crossroads Plaza in Burlington. The new space features a wide open look, with high-end finishes and flat screen TVs throughout to inform and entertain. Renovations include a wine tasting area, cash wraps at checkout, wine rack systems, specialty coolers, mechanical/ electrical upgrades including a wheelchair platform lift, and accent

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Alternatives for Healthy Interior Educational Environments by Bob Bowen

For many facilities managers, mold and mold removal can be a scary proposition. Although many understand that mold in a building adversely affects indoor air quality, Bob Bowen the thought of undertaking an effort to remove mold (as well as the time and cost associated with traditional methods) can be daunting. When the building under consideration is a school or other educational facility, the stakes become even higher. Mold in a home or building adversely affects the indoor air quality. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that we spend as much as 90% of our time indoors, and emphasizes the importance of healthy indoor air quality. Even with all the pollutants released into the outdoors, indoor air can be much more dangerous to breathe. Mold and mildew in homes, schools, and workplaces have a dramatic effect on overall health — from allergic reactions like a sore throat, runny nose, and watery eyes, to sometimes severe illnesses.

Traditional mold removal not only typically entails tearing out walls, ceilings, carpets, and interior framework, but uses chemicals, including bleachbased solvents, that have proven to be unsafe, ineffective long-term, and bad for the environment. While few would consider either of these options palatable, schools in particular would find it hard to justify using dangerous chemicals (given both the impact on the student body as well as the greater environment) or coming up with the money necessary for pulling apart interior structures, and then having to reconstruct them. What many school facilities managers (and other building managers) don’t realize, however, is that there are advancements in the industry that allow for effective and natural mold remediation, without the need to trash everything the mold has affected. First, the facility in question should undergo a mold inspection and testing. This process will help to identify where the mold is occurring, and, more importantly, why it is occurring, to ensure the property is safeguarded against future water and moisture issues. But once mold is found, it’s important to consider alternative remediation products.

New mold removal products, which are FDA-tested and approved and EPAregistered, can eliminate surface, air, and hidden mold and mold spores and bacteria when applied with fogging machines. Through a recent biotech breakthrough, food-grade plant-based enzyme technology removes mold by first bonding with mold, then breaking it down. The enzyme solution then converts it to amino acids and other common substances with no allergenic properties. This noninvasive procedure not only kills

mold, but removes it — an important distinction from what chemicals do, since dead mold still carries allergenic properties that can have a negative impact on building inhabitants. To achieve a healthy living environment for any building, it’s important to recognize that better, and safer, solutions exist for mold removal and bacteria sanitization. Bob Bowen is founder of Indoor Environmental based in Weymouth, Mass. and Sebastian, Fla.

North Branch Awarded Fire Station Warrenstreet Architects Laconia, NH – North Branch Construction of Concord has been awarded a contract to complete the renovation of the Laconia Fire Station. Construction will include the renovation of approximately 13,200sf of the existing two-story CMU block frame building and the addition of an approximately 13,000sf, two-story steelframe concrete deck with brick façade. Design for the project is being provided by Warrenstreet Architects of

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Boston Olympics Tied to Planned Future Development

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Boston - Holding the Olympic Games in Boston in 2024 would be a catalyst for economic growth, job creation, and prosperity, according to John Fish, head of Suffolk Construction and Chairman of the Boston 2024 Olympic Organizing Committee. He said it would lead to better transportation and housing for the entire state as well as benefit the city of Boston. The proposed dates for the Olympics under Boston 2024’s plan are July 19 – Aug. 4, 2024 and Aug. 14 – Aug. 25, 2024 for the Paralympic Games. The Olympic venues and events would take place in two major clusters — a waterfront cluster and a university cluster. The waterfront cluster includes South Boston and stretches to UMass Boston in Dorchester, where the Olympic Village is planned. The university cluster would include parts of Cambridge, including Harvard University and MIT in addition to Boston University and the Beacon Park rail yards. Current plans for Olympic development call for the remaking of an area known as Widett Circle, an untidy industrial district next to the Southeast Expressway that is known mostly as the site of the city tow lot, as the the potential site for a temporary Olympic stadium. It would be rechristened “Midtown” and could serve eventually as an area chosen to be a new neighborhood connecting South Boston and the South End. Midtown would be redeveloped in a transformation modeled after the rise of the Innovation District. The site would


be the temporary home to a 60,000-seat Olympic stadium, which would take about a year to build. The stadium would be dismantled after the Games and the building materials recycled. That would leave a prime development parcel “at the geographic heart of the urban core,” 2024 organizers wrote in bid documents filed to the USOC. A 16,000-person Olympic Village in

Dorchester, planned for the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the removable Olympic stadium would be the most difficult to relocate because of their size. However, if Widett Circle falls through as a location for the stadium, the arena may also work at Suffolk Downs in East Boston. Boston’s Olympic stadium would be a function-first facility designed to provide

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good sight lines for sports fans and to look good on billions of television screens around the world, said Doug Arnot, an adviser to the US Olympic Committee working with the local organizing group. The stadium, expected to be paid for privately, would cost organizers between $350 million and $550 million, said Arnot, who directed the operations of the 2012 London Olympics and has been a manager or consultant for numerous Olympic Games and bids, dating back to the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Plans call for the cost of the stadium to be covered in the roughly $4.5 billion Olympic operating budget, which, organizers say, will be financed from private sources such as broadcasting fees, corporate sponsorships, and merchandising. The stadium would need a few features not found in similar buildings made for football, such as a 60-meter section of running track under the stands for the athletes to warm up before their races. There would be some green rooms, where athletes or artistic performers could wait before participating in their events. The plan would turn “a tangle of maintenance yards and city public works buildings into a platform for entertainment and future commercial development that transforms an urban scar into a meaningful seam between neighborhoods,” organizers wrote. Local Olympic organizers say the overall venue plan is designed for spectators to get around on public transit and by foot, with 28 of 33 venues within about a six-mile radius. New details released recently describe the role of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), which will host six events in temporary facilities: rhythmic gymnastics, indoor volleyball, taekwondo, judo, wrestling, and table tennis. Each temporary adaptation to the building would seat from 8,000 to 15,000 people. Weight lifting is planned at a 5,000-person pavilion on the South Boston Waterfront. The City of Lowell would host rowing on the Merrimack River and boxing at the Tsongas Arena. And the cycling velodrome and BMX track are planned for Assembly Square in Somerville. The Games are projected to create 70,000 jobs for up to four years, in travel, tourism, hospitality, and construction, he said. Architect David Manfredi, co-chair of Boston 2024’s planning committee, says the group’s plan relies on three major principles including: planning the Games into the city’s future keeping 2030 in mind, partnering with local universities, and providing the best possible experience. Manfredi says they also want to plan

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the most walkable Olympics in modern times and leave a lasting legacy in the city. Boston 2024’s plan calls for 28 of 33 Olympic venues to be within a 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) radius. He says their plan also calls for utilizing transportation and infrastructure projects that are already in the pipeline. Already, the city — selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the nation’s official entrant to host in 2024 — is uniquely positioned to pioneer several innovations that could enhance the experience of spectators and athletes: • Devices that let users speak a new language without learning it. A version of that technology already exists. The Skype Translator, designed by

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Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge could lead the way in adapting that technology to the needs of Olympic tourists. • Augmented-reality viewing could enable viewers wearing wireless glasses to read comprehensive information about the athlete their watching from the stands. • Automated transportation:. Whether it’s Boston’s Zipcar or the many innovators at MIT who have explored autonomous vehicles, the Hub should be the city that brings self-driving cars to consumers. That technology is likely to go mainstream before 2024, but all the better if visitors to Boston get first crack at being ferried from venue to venue — even those outside the city — without

having to drive themselves. “With Boston’s high-tech sector and wealth of local talent, Boston 2024 will showcase our innovation economy and groundbreaking technologies as we build

off of what previous Olympic Games have done,” said Boston 2024 executive vicepresident Erin Murphy Rafferty, noting that both the Sochi and London games featured user-friendly fan apps.

Boston - Former Massachusetts transportation head Richard Davey has been hired to lead Boston 2024. He will take the place of Dan O’Connell, who has served as the president for the organization since it was formed in 2014. O’Connell had led the effort that ultimately saw Boston selected by the United States Olympic Committee to represent the country’s bid to host the games. The former state housing and economic development secretary, who like Davey served under former governor Deval Patrick, will continue to serve as part of Boston 2024’s Executive Committee.

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The Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) is a collaborative research and development center that will bring advanced capabilities to existing small and medium-sized manufacturers in the life sciences and the life sciences supply chain, allowing these companies to increase their innovation capacity. chain, allowing these companies to increase their innovation capacity. SBA’s design team includes project executive Chris Waltz, principal designer Derek Noble, project manager Kris Kennedy, lab designer Erik Lustgarten, and interior designer Susan Sclafani. The project team includes BVH Integrated Services, P.C., Lim Consultants, Guntlow Associates, Studio 2112, and Ellana Construction Consultants. The BIC is a private sector driven facility that will offer several important

that will include clean rooms, wet labs, advanced equipment, state-of-the-art classrooms, conference rooms, and videoconferencing equipment. Funded by a Mass Life Science Center capital grant, the BIC will be located on a gateway site within the William Stanley Business Park, marking the continued reinvestment and rejuvenation of the former home of General Electric and the first step in rekindling the high-tech economy in the region.

Dana-Farber Expands Research Boston – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its research footprint, occupying portions of five floors at Longwood Center, 360 Longwood Avenue. The new facility will be home to Dana-Farber’s chemical biology, structural biology, and proteomics programs, as well as the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science. A significant portion of Dana-Farber’s basic discovery research will be conducted there, as will


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RDK Engineers Completes Quest Diagnostics’ New Lab of the Future

Quest Diagnostics’ new lab building

Marlborough, MA – RDK Engineers, in conjunction with Gensler, and Suffolk Construction, recently completed Quest Diagnostics’ new lab building in Marlborough, referred to as the “Lab of the Future.” The building is a 203,000sf facility that will serve as Quest’s very first diagnostics center in New England, and its third in the USA. The facility will allow Quest Diagnostics to consolidate operations from six of its other clinical laboratories. RDK completed a site survey to review the existing MEP/FP and telecom systems for seven potential buildings. Once the building was selected, RDK provided the MEP/FP, telecom engineering, and commissioning services to accommodate the new lab and office program.

Mechanical design services included two new custom, chilled water rooftop units complete with redundant air tunnels, hot water coil, energy recovery loop, and humidification. A dual tunnel exhaust air handling unit was also provided. A roof-mounted dual fan exhaust system with HEPA filtration was provided for the BSL-3 lab space. New duct distribution throughout the labs consists of Phoenix control valves for precision airflow and pressure control and monitoring. New dedicated condensing hot water boilers, pumps, piping distribution, and controls have been provided for heating. A new dedicated front end digital control center was included to monitor all air flows, water flows, equipment status, and alarms.

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All IDF and MDF rooms have dedicated 24×7 cooling with humidification. Electrical design services included an electrical distribution system consisting of three automatic transfer switches with bypass isolation fed from the building’s utility substation switchgear and from two 2,000kW generators in a custom outdoor weatherproof enclosure via 6,000A paralleling switchgear. The load side of these transfer switches provides power to two 2,000A switchboards for all of Quest’s general power and one 1,600A switchboard for the existing chiller plant that serves the Quest space. There is a 750KVA UPS that supports about half of the lab equipment load, the MDF and IDF rooms, and the call center. A 700KW

resistive load bank was provided for scheduled exercising of the generators and for routine testing of the UPS system. A check metering system tied into the BMS was included to monitor every main distribution load. A complete lighting, power, and fire alarm design was provided. Lighting was a combination of energy-efficient LED and fluorescent in conjunction with automatic lighting controls. Power to lab equipment and lab benches was included via ceiling service panels, floor boxes installed in the raised floor, power poles, and lab service splines, depending on the lab. Plumbing design services included connection for portable eye washers and continued to page 36

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Nauset Construction Finds Place in History One of the great aesthetic joys of living in New England, particularly for those of us in the A/E/C industry, is the abundance of historic buildings that have been preserved by municipalities or renovated by developers that breathe new life into once obsolete structures. Not only does the process preserve the building’s history for sentimental reasons, but the beauty and craftsmanship found in many of these architectural treasures would be cost prohibitive and in many cases, difficult to replicate, using today’s materials and construction practices. Nauset Construction has been carving a niche for itself in recent years as a go-to construction manager for historic preservation and adaptive reuse, collaborating with developers and their architects to accurately restore historic buildings to their original splendor. Many of these projects, located in history-rich cities and towns like Boston, Quincy, Cambridge, and Lexington, are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Most recently Nauset has been active in the city of Quincy, having completed renovations to the Coddington Building (built in 1908 and designed by Charles Brigham, architect for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston), transforming the former school into administrative offices and is currently working to restore Old Quincy City Hall (built in 1846). Additionally, in 2013 and 2012 respectively, Nauset renovated 175 Purchase St. in Boston (built in 1874 and currently home to the Consulate General of Brazil) and completed the slate roof reconstruction of the condominium complex at the former Hancock School in Lexington (originally built in 1891). All four of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic www.high-profile.com Places, with 175 Purchase St. recognized as part of the

Gridley St. Historic District in December of 2014. “Being part of a team that restores these beautiful structures to their former grandeur while adapting them to a new, energy-efficient, and useful purpose is a source of pride for our firm,” says Anthony Papantonis, president of Nauset Construction Corporation, “But these projects present a unique set of challenges that you don’t find with ground-up construction, so they’re not usually recommended for the inexperienced.” As tempting as it may be for developers to want to preserve an architecturally appealing historic property, there can often be unforeseen challenges. Due diligence is critical before undertaking any adaptive reuse project, which is why employing an experienced preconstruction team such as Nauset is so important. Nauset has successfully completed many historically significant adaptive reuse projects in the office, multiunit residential and institutional market sectors and continues to perform similar projects of various size and complexities in urban and suburban communities throughout New England. Nauset is also certified by Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)

for historical building restoration. One of the challenges with adapting historic buildings is that there may be structural and environmental deficiencies that don’t become apparent until the preconstruction survey is completed. Any such investigation should include extensive soil and building testing for contaminants, a structural analysis and a building envelope study – which often requires exploratory work in existing walls, roof, and foundation systems to mitigate unforeseen conditions. “One of the keys to any successful adaptive reuse project is to identify building issues as soon as possible so that the owner, architect, and general contractor can plan accordingly,” said Papantonis. “If the cost of overcoming fundamental environmental, structural, or energy -efficiency problems becomes too great, the developer may need to rethink their plans.” This is where extensive experience with renovating historic structures becomes invaluable. The experienced construction manager separates itself from other firms by its ability to efficiently develop creative solutions to the unforeseen challenges discovered during a project. The ability of a CM to marshal the insights and expertise of

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Repurposed for the New Consulate consultants and subcontractors to create the best solution to project challenges is often a direct result of such experience. Another element of any historic renovation project, particularly one which involves historic tax credits and preservation grants, is compliance with state, local, and national historical commissions. Experienced developers and their teams recognize the importance of working closely with these entities in order to ensure project compliance and receive historic designation, often a challenging and time consuming process. “It’s essential to have a construction management team like Nauset on the project that understands the importance of uncovering all the unforeseen conditions early on, and a contractor who understands the goal of preserving historic details and fabric of the building,” said Stephen Wessling, CEO of Wessling Architects and also a board member of Preservation Massachusetts. Wessling Architects provided preservation and interior design services for the Coddington Building and consults on a number of local and national historic renovation projects. “On projects

where the developer is counting on the historic tax credits, the contractor needs to appreciate that saving the details and historic fabric makes the restoration affordable,” said Wessling. In addition to the buildings listed on the National Historic Register, Nauset has repurposed a number of other historic structures, including the transformation of the former I.J. Fox Art Deco-style building built in 1934 at 407 Washington St. (across from the former Filene’s building at Downtown Crossing) into a mixed use residential/office/retail development; the conversion of office space at 153 Milk St. in Boston’s Financial District into 15 luxury apartments known as the FiDi Lofts; and is currently undertaking two restoration projects in Lexington: Cary Hall and the Lexington Community Center. “What Nauset does especially well is to provide a partner that can work in harmony for a common goal, while maintaining the schedule and controlling the costs so the historic restoration can be completed on time and on budget,” said Wessling.

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US Lab Design Leads the World by Mark Reed

I have been traveling to Europe for consulting work over the past two years and have been struck by the difference between laboratory architecture there and here. Flexibility, the hallMark Reed mark of design for science in the United States, is less common in Europe. In comparing the two design approaches, I have come to believe that there is a connection between the uniquely American “innovation economy” and an open approach to laboratory design. In virtually all areas of design, the United States has regained its stature as a world leader. In the automotive, fashion, web, telecommunications, and computer industries, we are consistently generating beautiful innovations that transform our times, enabling a creative economy to flourish. This is facilitated by a uniquely American design philosophy. One of the first to apply an architectural understanding of laboratory design was the American architect Louis Kahn, who in the early 1960s created one of the world’s most influential buildings, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Beyond its striking minimalist beauty, Kahn identified the need for flexibility and free space planning in laboratories. By pulling all the service spaces away from the lab, employing interstitial mechanical design, and column-free interiors, he created a ballroom concept for lab planning that held the promise of infinite flexibility and adaptability to change. Everything that could be gotten out of the way was gotten

out of the way. The plan of the Salk Institute, flexible as it is, appears structured in today’s context. We are evolving toward larger footprints with fewer constraints and the integration of “soft” spaces into our labs to promote socialization and comfort. In recent trips to Europe, I have been struck by how rigid and inflexible contemporary European lab design tends to be. It favors systemization over flexibility, which gives the resultant structures and spaces a rigidity that could result in obsolescence as needs and technology change. It is not inherently future-forward. Arrays of shafts, structure, and core elements appear to limit flow that may be developed within and among the lab spaces. Creative, interdisciplinary breakthroughs in scientific discovery are likely to occur despite — not because of— the buildings that house the researchers. The idea that the US is far ahead of the rest of the world in its thinking about collaboration, flexibility in planning surprised me when I first thought of it. As a traveler abroad, I have generally considered other countries to be more sophisticated than we are about design matters. But as I work more and more with leading-edge life sciences companies and academic researchers, I see the interrelationship between design and innovation in American companies. There is an understanding that research will change course rapidly and the fewer constraints we place, the more adaptive and supportive our work can be to the future of science. Mark Reed AIA is a founding principal of Lab / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc. a Boston-based firm specializing in laboratory design.

Image Quality: Transforming a Corporate Campus continued from page 18 be layered and tooled to provide a range of surface variations and horizontal banding, then painted with colors, patterns, and textures to match the appearance of Building 300 as closely as possible. The use of this product held great promise but would require careful preparation and planning in order to achieve success with such a novel installation. Throughout the entire project, Wessling Architects collaborated closely with Conproco, Columbia Construction (retained as the general contractor), and Bay Contracting (selected as the Structural Skin applicator) to devise the means and methods by which the specified products were applied to create the desired visual and architectural effects. Every detail of the design was carefully


considered and often mocked up ahead of time to understand its constructability, long-term resistance to environmental factors, general durability, and overall aesthetic impact. Strong communication was maintained between the team members, both remotely and by regular in-person site meetings, to ensure that the intent of the construction documents was being met. The result of this intense collaboration was a high-quality project delivered to Boston Scientific which achieved their goal of a unified corporate campus projecting an image of equality and progressive thinking to both employees and visitors alike. James Patrick Mackey, AIA, is senior project manager at Stephen J. Wessling Architects, Inc.

February 2015


Education Brewer H.S. Renovations Completed by Tori Britton New cafeteria with expansive skylight

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Things look different at Brewer High this year. Major renovations to the 1950s high school building — made possible through a pair of voter approved local bonds totaling $8.1 million — include a new front façade and secure entrance, new cafeteria, 100-seat lecture hall, administrative and teacher support spaces, and many other improvements. According to Principal David Wall, the response to the changes has been “incredible.” “We’ve heard so many positive comments,” he says. “Students, staff, parents, community members are

saying, ‘Wow! This is a place we can be proud of.’” Improved safety was top priority for the 179,959sf renovation project. Designed by WBRC Architects Engineers, the new space plan rerouted both people and vehicles. “Multiple entry points have been replaced by a single secure main entrance with a check-in window so staff can monitor who enters the building,” says Steve Pedersen, WBRC project architect. The design team also worked with local officials to create a new road at the back of the school. The road, named

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after local educator Dan O’Connell, has improved traffic flow significantly, especially after sporting events. According to Principal Wall, things don’t merely look different at Brewer High this year — they feel different. “There is a noticeable improvement in the morale of students and staff,” he says. “There’s more school spirit. We’re even seeing fewer discipline referrals.” The new space configuration means students can now all gather in the cafeteria before the beginning of the school day, “improving the structure of the learning environment,” Wall says. The new cafeteria also means that events, like a recent banquet to honor the first inductees to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, can take place at the school rather than off campus. Double the size of the old space, Brewer High School’s new cafeteria features an expansive skylight, window seating, and durable tables that are easy to fold and move. Renovations also included upgraded commercial kitchen, food

service stations, and concessions area. The renovations, constructed by Nickerson & O’Day, include many sustainable features, among them: site orientation for optimal daylight exposure; daylight harvesting aided by interior light shelves, roof monitors, and light tubes; and high-performance displacement heating and ventilating systems utilizing heat recovery and 100% outside air supply to classrooms. In addition, the renovation incorporated use of over 30% recycled

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materials, including cabinets made with recycled wood and flooring using biobased linoleum. An important part of the school’s identity is its mascot, the Brewer Witches. The new façade includes a prominent school logo, as well as variations on “Brewer orange” throughout the renovated spaces. “We used many complementary hues and materials,” Pedersen says, “so the final result is pleasant and soothing.” The 100-seat lecture hall, Wall says, is being used for everything from classes continued to page 34

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New Britain, CT – Antinozzi Associates of Bridgeport recently completed the new Capitol Region Education Council’s (CREC) Medical Profession and Teacher Preparation (MP-TP) Academy in New Britain. Antinozzi was awarded this $64.5 million project in 2010 and accommodates a 6th through 12th grade teaching and medical program curriculum for 700 students interested in these fields. A pre-kindergarten facility is incorporated into the teaching program for both school and staff use. Classroom and office spaces are arranged along the building’s perimeter with locker and

storage space located in the center. The school contains teaching spaces such as a medical simulation instructional space, a medical health center, and specialized laboratories outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment for an interactive and studentcentered educational experience. Areas throughout the school were made flexible to meet future middle and high school program needs. Formerly occupied by a multifamily residential housing complex, the 18-acre property was originally zoned for a larger commercial technical park. The new three-story, 145,000sf facility is

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positioned on the south and east sides of the site, with the commercial park located to the north and west. The academy has a curved building configuration derived from the site, resulting in an east-west orientation that takes advantage of sun angles to maximize daylight during the winter. This curvature is also mirrored by the three elliptical courtyards located at the core of each level, which brings light and visual connection of all three floors — creating the school’s most distinctive feature. The building design incorporates several elements referencing both the medical and teaching professions. Its veneer is composed of brick with random patterned lines incised on the surface, suggestive of the lines on human skin.

The edges of the unrestrained ends of the brick veneer project 8 inches beyond the normal plane of the building’s exterior to imply a bandage. Three different finishes were also chosen for the white portion of the exterior block surfaces to mimic a “complexion.” The “heart” of the building is the school’s lecture hall, located at the academy’s center and finished with red mosaic glass tiles. The entrance canopy provides an exposed lobby, allowing a clear view of the lecture hall’s vivid color before entering the rest of the school facility. In addition, both academies are unified by an apple orchard, as apples are known


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Trends and Hot Topics Living and Working Within a Brand:

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recognizable connection with consumers. With elevation of brand awareness through print, media, architecture, and merchandising, brand loyalty is developed through repeated reinforcement of the business’ mission. Similarly, corporate America also Joe Flynn

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Companies know that facility design impacts productivity. But what message does that design send to staff and visitors? Businesses are increasingly driven to provide workspace reflecting the spirit of who they are; a firm’s culture, personality, mission, values, and work style all contribute to their brand, with the goal that staff, clients, visitors, and new talent will immediately understand the essence of the firm. Branding is a necessary design element in architecture. In this regard, the retail industry far surpasses corporate America. Retail’s success relies on developing an immediate,

dynamic design, as well as a reflection of their ideology. Architecture in Branding

Regardless of what a company calls it — brand, image, marketing message — it is critical to understand what statement should be made when designing a work-

Regardless of what a company calls it — brand, image, marketing message — it is critical to understand what statement should be made when designing a workspace and to carefully consider all areas in which it should be integrated... uses the work environment to sell. The workspace is an important physical asset within which a high degree of ingenuity and productivity is enabled. There is a clear business objective to creating a work environment that inspires and motivates employees. Likewise, workspace should attract new talent and engage visitors while reinforcing the brand to staff. This is accomplished through effective and

space and to carefully consider all areas in which it should be integrated as early as possible. Potential changes later can be cumbersome and costly, so it is important to deploy a strategy that is relatively timeless or flexible. When considering brand integration into the design of a workspace, designers need to understand a company’s mission, values, culture, goals, and work style (i.e.,

how the company works now or will in the future). These attributes provide a clear road map to how workspace should be designed. If, for example, a business is committed to the environment, then the design should incorporate material choices reflecting that goal. If a company’s mission comes from technological advancements, it would be appropriate to use new building methodologies, such as state-of-the-art audiovisual technologies. Architectural decisions can serve as the foundation and reinforcement of “brand.” More than Corporate Identity

Every company has developed a corporate identity typically expressed through their logo and tagline. The simplest and most literal branding response is to rely on these elements in designing the space. Although trademark symbols, colors, and fonts are easily incorporated into a three-dimensional environment, they are only the very beginning. What truly continued to page 38


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South Coast Adds to Services

Maugel Completes Five Projects

Marion, MA – South Coast Improvement recently added a memory unit construction to its services. Americans are living longer and, subsequently, more people are residing in nursing homes, assisted living, and senior living facilities, according to Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement. What’s placed an added burden on these facilities, he says, is the growing proportion of that senior population suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia: 44% of seniors between the ages of 75 and 84. This epidemic has forced

At the same time, you don’t want them to feel isolated or imprisoned.” In working with architects and designers on memory units, Quinlan recommends self-contained “neighborhoods.” Typically, those consist of 10 to 14 residents but can be altered depending on the needs of the program, staffing, and the level of dementia being served, and whether multiple levels of dementia are being served in a single unit. Another attribute of memory units are dedicated spaces for care and

“Renovating an assisted living facility to include a memory unit presents some unique challenges, as you’re creating a space for people who have different issues and require more specialized care than your other residents,” said Quinlan. New Circle Health building interior

Westford, MA – Maugel Architects of Harvard designed five medical office suites for Circle Health’s new building at Cornerstone Square in Westford. Circle Health Westford is the newest addition to Cornerstone Square, with approximately 23,500sf of medical office space. The new facility provides the community with a Circle Health Urgent Care Center and a Lowell General Hospital Patient Service

Center on the first floor, and four physician offices on the second floor, including practices in obstetrics and gynecology, primary care, and pediatric specialties. Working closely with the team at Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital, Maugel’s design allows for seamless care to patients and an efficient work flow catered to each physician’s working pattern and style.

programming, Quinlan notes. These include common spaces for group activity, living, dining, and therapy areas — all of which entice individuals to leave their apartments and socialize with other residents and staff. Some memory care units can have specialized spaces such as a greenhouse, therapy kitchen where residents (with supervision) can prepare their favorite recipes, a music therapy

most of these facilities to incorporate a memory unit for these residents, either as part of a renovation or as an addition. “Renovating an assisted living facility to include a memory unit presents some unique challenges, as you’re creating a space for people who have different issues and require more specialized care than your other residents,” said Quinlan. “The main issue is you have people that need special attention that keeps them out of the mainstream of the rest of the facility.

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PROCON Celebrates Expansion

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Manchester, NH – U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, local officials, clients, and PROCON officers and employees celebrated the company’s new 14,870sf architecture and engineering division office expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. PROCON designed and built the space to accommodate the current team of 44 architects and engineers. The new space provides a more cohesive environment and fosters increased teamwork and creativity. The aesthetic is modern industrial in neutral colors with pops of red to match the PROCON logo. The office environment is bright and airy, offering

many areas for team collaboration. In order to allow the most natural light into the large volume of space, the PROCON designers opened both end walls with floor-to-ceiling glass and also created a clerestory window running the full length of the space, capturing southern light. “The newly renovated space provides our team with a large, open area that supports collaboration and creativity, and will allow for future growth as we continue to attract top talent,” stated Jim Loft, AIA, senior vice president of architecture. The interior of the space includes 51

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Retail Integrated Completes Dealerships

BMW MINI dealership

Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders recently announced that it has completed construction on the new BMW and MINI dealerships on behalf of Gallery Automotive Group, with a total project cost of $11 million. Located just off Route 3 at 1040 Hingham Street at the Rockland/ Hingham border, the new 58,000sf BMW and MINI facilities replace BMW Gallery of Norwell. The site is being developed by A.W. Perry, Inc. Integrated Builders provided construction management services and utilized a design-build contract with The


Curtis Architectural Group throughout the project. The dealership utilizes high-end materials and finishes that are consistent with the distinguished BMW and MINI brands. In addition, the new location provides expanded space for over 400 vehicles, more than 30 service bays, and multiple charging stations that cater to the electric vehicle market. Notably, the new dealership includes innovative design features such as a second-floor “Jewel Box”– a glass enclosure that highlights eight models from the BMW and MINI lines.

Jewett Completes Family Dollar

Family Dollar Store

Auburn, ME – Scarborough-based Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors has completed the erection of a Family Dollar retail store in Auburn. The project, which was contracted under Benchmark Construction of Westbrook, consisted of a 9,000sf preengineered metal building complete with galvanized standing seam roof and metal wall panels.

RDK Engineers Completes New Lab of the Future continued from page 25

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emergency showers, lab plumbing systems for central gases, vacuum and RODI water, new air compressor to serve new hoods, extension of existing systems to new fume hood and bench locations, gas and oxygen distribution piping, connection to central acid neutralization system, piping for kitchenettes and shower area, and replacement of the existing water closet. Fire protection design services included sprinkler head relocation and addition and a fire protection narrative report, as required by code. Telecom design included a project needs analysis, telecommunications rooms specification and design, MEP coordination, and cable infrastructure

specification. RDK also commissioned the office space lab space. Equipment included chillers, air-handling units, energy recovery air handling systems, hot water plant and domestic water plant, lab airhandling units and lab exhaust systems, generators, and master lighting controls. RDK executive principal, Pat Murphy, who led the MEP design team on this project, said, “I am proud of our team and what we were able to accomplish on this particular laboratory project. Given the innovative and complex MEP/FP/T systems that we designed, it certainly befits Quest calling their new facility the ‘Lab of the Future.’”

February 2015


Multi-Residential Dolben, HDS, and Callahan Break Ground on Rumney Flats Revere, MA – Dolben, HDS Architecture, and Callahan announced the start of construction for Rumney Flats Apartments, a 231-unit market-rate luxury apartment development located at 83-93-103 Ward Street in Revere. The Dolben Company, Inc. is the owner and developer of the property. The project architect is HDS Architecture of Cambridge, and Callahan, Inc. is the general contractor.

The development will consist of three five-story wood-framed buildings on six acres. The site is part of a larger planned urban development (PUD). The development will consist of three five-story wood-framed buildings on six acres. The site is part of a larger planned urban development (PUD) that includes BJ’s Wholesale Club, which has been completed. The first floor of Building 1 will provide a model unit, leasing/management

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Northern New England North Branch Donates Proceeds

Bow Highlands Phase 2

Concord, NH – North Branch Construction’s dedication to jobsite safety includes the implementation of a Safety Fine Program on all of its projects. The North Branch Safety Fine Program was developed in 2005 with the intent to increase hazard recognition, reduce risk of injury, and create an overall safer working environment for all personnel working on North Branch construction sites. At a minimum, it requires subcontractors, as well as North Branch’s own employees, to abide by the OSHA Construction Industry Regulations at all times. When safety violations are observed, it is North Branch’s objective to correct them immediately. Consequently, North

Branch warrants safety fines for any repeat violations. At the end of each year, all proceeds from the Safety Fine Program are donated to the nonprofit charities and organizations that North Branch works with. This year, North Branch gave $1,450 to CATCH Neighborhood Housing, a Concord-based nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for permanently affordable, quality housing for families in Merrimack County. North Branch and CATCH are currently working together on the Bow Highlands Phase 2 workforce housing project in Bow, N.H.

Green Leaf Wins Two UNH Projects Durham, NH – Green Leaf Construction, a construction firm located in Leominster, Mass., has been awarded two projects for The University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. The first is an interior renovation project to create new conference and meeting space within the Memorial Union Building (MUB) and will take place on a “summer slammer” schedule. Work includes architectural modifications,

finish upgrades, and installation of new HVAC systems. The second project, scheduled to begin construction in March, includes work in Gregg Hall and in the Telecom Building. HVAC system replacements will be made to the main data center, serving the entire campus within the telecom building as well as system replacements in Gregg Hall’s data center. Green Leaf will plan and execute a phasing schedule to maintain cooling in data centers at all times.

Jewett Completes Addition

New Pratt & Whitney facility

Raymond, NH – Jewett Metal Buildings & Steel Erectors (JMB), a Scarborough, Maine-based division of Jewett Construction Co., Inc., has completed an addition at Pratt & Whitney’s Berwick facility. Working under contract with PM

Construction of Saco, JMB erected a 19,500sf pre-engineered metal building designed as a staging area for streamlining the company’s shipping process. An interior mezzanine, complete with stairs and railings, was constructed to house new office space, and a bank of windows installed for light infiltration. All work was completed while the facility was in full operation, with great care taken not to interfere with the client’s ongoing operations or security requirements.

Living and Working Within a Brand continued from page 31 makes a brand is the concept behind these elements, which become the focus and from which other branding choices are derived. Take Google, for example. Their offices are not designed around the old style serif typeface or bold colors of their logo, but around their culture and brand: fun, casual, comfortable, laid-back, techie, smart, and diverse. “Branding” comes in many forms: graphic design, space function, furniture, materials, and technology. Integrating Graphic Design

Graphic design is a popular and sometimes inexpensive way to brand a new space. For it to be a successful branding strategy, graphic design needs to be integrated from the beginning of the architectural process. The talent partnership of architects and graphic designers often produces extraordinary opportunities and results that may not be realized if each entity works separately. A talented graphic designer can transform a space with ideas, images, and technology to further enhance the architectural form while reinforcing the company’s message. One recent example is how Margulies Perruzzi Architects and HOK worked with Philips North America to ensure their high-performance office space promoted


their brand messaging: improving the quality of people’s lives by focusing on health and well-being. Together with furniture selection, sustainable materials, and technology, this subliminal yet impactful message comes through in the form of large-scale murals along the circulation path and in the “town square.”


How to Get Started

To have a successful branding strategy, start early. The programming phase of any architectural project yields headcounts, growth projections, adjacencies, and other considerations, but time should be spent to fully understand the brand, mission, culture, values, and goals of the company. Once you are armed with all of this information, figure out which medium is best and work together to create a productive and totally customized workspace. Joe Flynn, CFM, LEED AP, is a senior associate and workplace strategist at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. Barbara Hicks, CPSM, is a senior associate and director of marketing and media.

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Connecticut Milestone for Model Nursing Home

Aerial rendering, new Jewish Senior Services building. / Perkins Eastman

Bridgeport, CT – The final steel beam for the new $75 million, 372,000sf Jewish Senior Services building on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus was hoisted by crane and put into place during a special ceremony on January 22. The building will include Connecticut’s first “Household Model,” a new nursing home that is much more residential and “homelike” and supports the philosophy of resident-centered care. Financed by People’s United Bank, the project includes the construction of a new senior care campus to include a skilled nursing home, assisted living residences, an outpatient and short-term rehabilitation

center, adult day program, fitness center, a child care center, and offices for home care, hospice care, Institute on Aging, Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, and Senior Choice at Home, and UJA/ Federation. KBE Building Corp. is construction manager at risk for the project. In keeping with its tradition of jobsite safety, KBE has partnered with OSHA to help facilitate voluntary health and safety improvements during the 22-month project, which is scheduled for completion in April 2016. The project is designed by Perkins Eastman Architects.

Greenwald Named Executive Dir. West Hartford, CT – Nancy the last 27 years working on a Wiegers Greenwald, a construcvariety of energy, public utility, tion industry executive and atand nuclear regulatory matters torney with more than 25 years and construction issues. of experience, has been named In her capacity as an attorney the new executive director of she has experience representing the Construction Institute at the all players in the industry, University of Hartford. including owners, architects, She succeeds William engineers, contractors, subconCianci, who has retired after 28 Nancay Greenwald tractors, suppliers, labor, insuryears with the Institute. ers, and financial institutions. Greenwald has practical experience as In recent years, Greenwald has vice president, general counsel, and chief focused on arbitration and mediation, specializing in resolving construction financial officer of Greenwald Cassell Associates, Inc., a design-build firm that she issues, as principal of construction, helped found in 1984. She also has spent Dispute Solutions, PLLC.

Swain Elected to CAF’s Board New Haven, CT – Robert E. Swain Jr., AIA, of Amenta Emma Architects, has been elected to the Connecticut Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) board of directors, which is composed of architects and allied professionals. Founded in 1978, the mission

of the CAF is to raise public awareness of, and expectations for, architecture and the built environment. It accomplishes these goals through the funding of people and programs in education, scholarship, mentorship, or research. Robert Swain

BL Companies Expands Bridgeport, CT – BL Companies, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, and land surveying firm, has expanded its Bridgeport office. The larger office space, located at 855 Main Street, will accommodate over 20 BL employee owners and positions BL to provide additional customer care and responsiveness to clients in the Fairfield County area.

“We have strategically expanded our Bridgeport office in what we believe to be one of the key economic corridors in the state of Connecticut and provide additional coverage between our Manhattan and other Connecticut office locations,” said Derek Kohl, director of engineering. BL Companies was honored in 2013 with a Business in Bloom award for its commitment to grow in Bridgeport.

South Coast Adds to Services continued from page 32 space with piano, a laundry that allows residents to participate, and a library. Memory care unit space should also provide space for residents to move around, specifically interior and exterior paths for walking and wandering. Interior circulation loops and “destination points” (e.g., alcoves with chairs, desks, and reading lamps) provide a neighborhood feel and encourage residents to explore and interact with others. Whether interior or exterior, visual clues and wayfinding techniques are critical elements of the design. “How the memory care unit space progresses is critical. There should be a secure progression of space, from public to private, from the entry to the common neighborhood areas and, eventually, to residents’ apartments,”

adds Quinlan. “The entry should be to a secure, supervised area versus into an apartment corridor. Service areas and room relationships also are important and should include transitions from secured apartments to a supervised dining, living, or activity space. “There are other design elements to be considered. You want the space to have a homey feel as opposed to institutional. There are other things, like individual showers for each resident that, for obvious reasons, feature secure valving or other methods of staff control.” South Coast Improvement, a general contractor, has provided design-build services to nursing homes, assisted living, and senior living facilities since the company’s beginnings in 1997.


February 2015


Trends and Hot Topics

Obtaining Surety Bonding: Easier Than You Might Think by Mark D. Leskanic

For many, the experience of obtaining surety bonds in the past may have been a long and arduous process. This is unfortunate, as with the proper coaching and guidance a flexible and supMark Leskanic portive relationship can now be established in a very short period of time and with minimal effort or consternation. Surety bonds are a consistent component of all public construction projects as required by the Miller Act on federal government work and statespecific “little Miller Acts” on state and municipal work. This guarantee can often find its way onto private, commercial jobs as well based upon the owner’s or lender’s demands. Hence, by not having access to a surety program, a contractor may be passing up valuable opportunities and struggle to obtain the backlog they need to achieve growth and profitability. Unlike purchasing insurance, a surety

bond is a three-party guarantee which is underwritten on a credit basis more similar to a bank loan. Consistent with this statement, surety underwriters will request most of the same data as bankers, including past year-end and interim financial statements, tax returns, and other background details on the company. In order to be best positioned to obtain the most fitting terms for support, the contractor will need to identify a

they feel comfortable with this individual, as sensitive company information will need to be shared with them. The agent will then be responsible for not only translating the contractor’s information into a format most readily understood by the underwriter, but also for their extensive knowledge of and access to the proper surety companies to satisfy the particular need. This is definitely not a “one-size-fits-all” industry, and in the end

Surety bonds are a consistent component of all public construction projects as required by the Miller Act on federal government work and state-specific “little Miller Acts” on state and municipal work. This guarantee can often find its way onto private, commercial jobs as well based upon the owner’s or lender’s demands. professional bond agent who will act as a “coach” throughout this process. Carefully selecting this representative is an extremely important part of the equation, as your fate lies in their hands. Experience and reputation are paramount, and the contractor will want to make sure

the agent with access to the most surety companies and having solid relationships with each will ultimately have an advantage in identifying a happy home for the placement of the bonding. Conditions in the marketplace have recently “softened,” with underwriters

becoming more aggressive with the support and terms they are willing to extend. This is the result of the industry being profitable for the last several years and has caused numerous new entries within the last 24 months. Many of the companies underwriting surety bonds are actually departments or divisions of much larger insurance carriers and, compared to recent insurance results, the surety results have been extremely strong. This being the case, upper management teams want their “piece of the profits,” and they mandate growth in this specific sector. If you are a contractor who has not yet put in place a surety program or is “stuck” with terms and conditions which are not favorable, then now is a good time to consider establishing a new arrangement. With so many options to choose from in surety companies, now is an excellent opportunity to seek out the proper partner who will support you in achieving your business goals and objectives. Mark D. Leskanic is vice president of Eastern States Insurance Agency, Inc.


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Marr Workers’ Historical Encounter at the State House by Katherine Marr

“It was amazing to be part of such a historic event,” said Kevin Wynn, general foreman for Isaac Blair & Co., only days after he had the opportunity to hold in his hands a time capsule Katherine Marr that Sam Adams, esquire, governor of the commonwealth, had laid on the ground beneath the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House 220 years ago. The time capsule had been unearthed once before, in 1855, during emergency repairs to the building’s foundation, and its contents were cleaned, catalogued, and added to before being placed in a carved depression within the cornerstone. The latest opening of the capsule, orchestrated by Museum of Fine Arts conservator Pam Hatchfield, revealed five neatly folded newspapers, a collection of 23 coins (some dating back to 1652), a medal depicting George Washington, a replica of Colonial records, and a silver plate inscribed with the signatures of Paul Revere and founding father Sam Adams that commemorated the erection of the new state house in 1795. The invitation to take part in the unveiling of the time capsule’s contents came as a surprise to Kevin; Lou Giunta, V.P. and

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general manager of Isaac Blair; and John Seward, outside superintendent at Daniel Marr & Son, who were part of the team working for general contractor Walsh Brothers to repair a leak in the foundation of the State House. The project entailed the removal of granite stones in the corner of the building, which required fabricator Boston Steel to design steel pieces to hold the stones in place that rested above those being removed. DM&S installed a steel bracing system to support the exterior wall above the cornerstones. In order for DM&S to pick up the steel bracing and place it into position, Isaac Blair built a rigging system made up of shoring towers with 20-foot steel beams running across the top. When the work was completed,

Steel bracing was installed above the cornerstones being removed

and in an exciting twist, Walsh Brothers utilized the rigging system beyond its original purpose and used it to remove the granite stones that were believed to be covering the historic capsule. Kevin, who operated the chain fall to pick up the stone and place it on blocking,

was recruited by the conservator to assist in recovering the capsule from underneath the cornerstone. Kevin noticed coins fall from the plaster that encased the capsule, and held in his hand a half dime dating back to 1850. After the capsule was entirely removed from the cornerstone, it was brought to the MFA and x-rayed. On January 6, 2015, the crew from Marr had the honor of attending the event at the MFA, where they watched a simulcast of the opening and later observed the artifacts firsthand along with other attendees, including Secretary of State William Galvin and former Governor Deval Patrick. Lou recalled the excitement he felt upon meeting Paul Revere . . . no, not the ghost, but a sixth generation living descendent who paid tribute to the historical event. For everyone involved, this was surely an experience of a lifetime. Katherine Marr is the communications coordinator at Marr Scaffolding Company in South Boston, Mass.

Balancing Old and New: A Critical Part of Why Boston is Loved By So Many continued from page 10 preservationist. Howard Elkus and David Manfredi were awarded our inaugural President’s Award for Excellence for their successful careers in placemaking and their recognition of the value of historic character within the critical sense of place in Boston and beyond. 2014 project winners included:

• Clapp Family Barn, Dorchester

• Commonwealth Avenue Townhouse, Back Bay • First Parish Church, Dorchester Leigh Freudeneheim (Boston Preservation Alliance Board Chair), Howard Elkus, David Manfredi, Greg Galer (executive director, Boston Preservation Alliance) / Courtesy of Renee DeKona

and planning, and guiding projects through various approval processes. We encourage project teams to collaborate with us in their early planning stages to utilize our experience and expertise to maximum effect. Last year, our fall Annual Preservation


Achievement Awards successfully highlighted this balance of old and new with over 400 Alliance supporters at historic Faneuil Hall. Our Codman Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Toni Pollak, long-time parks commissioner and dedicated

• Fort Hill Tower, Roxbury

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We are continuing our mission to celebrate the juxtaposition of historic and modern in Boston – and we would love for you to be a part of it. Nominations are now being accepted for our 2015 Preservation Achievement Awards – visit www. bostonpreservation.org for details. A wide range of projects from all of Boston’s neighborhoods will be considered. Maybe your project will be the next to be voted as our Fan Favorite! Last year, we received nearly 10,000 online votes, with LogMeIn winning the poll as Boston’s Fan Favorite project of 2014. If you agree that Boston’s success is intimately connected to maintaining a balance of old and new, then join over 10,000 supporters by connecting with the Alliance at www.bostonpreservation.org or @BosPreservation on Twitter – and be a part of what makes Boston, Boston. Greg Galer is the executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance.

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Awards Boston Society of Architects 2014 BSA Design Awards EARL R. FLANSBURGH YOUNG ARCHITECTS AWARD

This is the first year for this award, which is cosponsored by the Flansburgh family. The 2014 winner is Stephanie Horowitz, AIA, managing director at Zero Energy Design (ZED). BSA AWARD OF HONOR

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MFA Art of the Americas Wing, designed by Foster + Partners with CBT Architects for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Should Historic Masonry Buildings Be Insulated During Renovation? continued from page 20 may actually increase humidity/moisture levels within the masonry wall. Adding Insulation May Result in FreezeThaw Cycling and Structural Damage

Moisture can enter solid mass masonry wall structures, both from exterior elements, such as wind-driven rain and snow, as well as from humidity generated from the interior living environment. In their original state, uninsulated masonry walls are subject to beneficial thermal effects of the temperature gradient. During the winter heating season, the thermal dynamic effect of heat passing from the interior heated spaces causes the temperature of the masonry wall to increase, which induces the drying of moisture within the wall assembly. Adding insulation to the interior surfaces of exterior masonry walls will reduce the thermal dynamic effect of heat migration from the warm heated spaces to the exterior unheated environment. This lack of heat migration will decrease the overall temperature of the wall during the heating season, potentially resulting in condensation and frost within the wall assembly. The combination of colder wall temperatures, longer drying time of the wall, and higher indoor relative humidity can potentially result in freeze-thaw cycling within the wall assembly during the colder winter months. Freeze-thaw


cycling decreases the durability of the masonry wall, resulting in a reasonably high probability of structural damage. During major renovations, there is, however, a general inclination to add thermal insulation to the interior surfaces of the brick masonry wall assembly to increase energy efficiency and occupant comfort in cold climate regions, like New England. Therefore, the challenge is to increase the energy efficiency of the wall assembly without decreasing its durability. Recommendations

The first but perhaps least obvious way to increase the thermal efficiency of an exterior masonry solid mass wall assembly is to minimize the amount of moisture which penetrates the wall from the exterior environment. One of the primary sources of water infiltration into the wall assembly is from winddriven rain and snow. The amount of water penetration from the exterior environment is directly related to the condition of the masonry units, motor joints, and wall penetrations. A close inspection of the exterior structure, and subsequent implementation of repairs to any defects found in these areas, is the first line of defense in promoting energy efficiency and durability in any type of

wall assembly. The next step to prevent the introduction of moisture into the wall assembly, which decreases its energy efficiency, is to prevent indoor humidity from defusing into the wall. This is accomplished by installing a vapor barrier on the heated side of the exterior walls. There are both sheet and liquid applied systems that are commercially available for this purpose. An efficient vapor barrier will incorporate an effective air barrier as well. When installing an air barrier system, emphasis should be given to include continuity at all wall component interfaces, such as window and door penetrations. Reduced air leakage will drastically increase the occupants’ comfort as well as promote the overall energy efficiency of the wall assembly. Lastly, the wall-to-window ratio should be noted when considering the introduction of thermal insulation into a previously uninsulated wall assembly. The key question to ask is, “Will adding insulation to the masonry surfaces significantly improve the overall energy efficiency of the wall sufficiently enough to justify the potential risk to the durability of the wall assembly?” In most historic buildings, the window surface area accounts for a significant percentage of the total wall surface

area. It is my opinion, based on thermal dynamic engineering principles, that adding insulation to high window-to-wall ratio assemblies will often not increase the overall energy efficiency of the wall sufficiently enough to justify the risk to its durability. In addition, considering that air leakage is often the most significant source of heat loss and potential occupant discomfort, and that air leakage can be addressed through sound masonry restoration and the installation of an air barrier system, the addition of thermal insulation into the exterior wall assembly of historic structures is not typically warranted. Conclusion

Insulating historic, solid mass masonry structures provides owners no insulation from major potential structural problems. True energy efficiency in the restoration of historic masonry buildings begins and ends with good old-fashioned maintenance and restoration of the masonry structure itself. It is an important factor leading to energy cost savings, as well as a cleaner, more comfortable environment and a healthier building. Dennis Kulesza is the president of Metropolitan Restoration and Waterproofing Corporation.

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FIVE HONOR AWARDS: • Peter Rose + Partners for East House, Chilmark, Massachusetts • estudio.entresitio for 132 Subsidized Dwellings, Ensanche de Vallecas 20, Madrid, Spain • estudio.entresitio for #house# 1.13, Madrid, Spain • Kennedy & Violich Architecture for Soft House, Hamburg, Germany • Interface Studio Architects with Urbanica Design for E+//226-232 Highland, Roxbury, Massachusetts SEVEN AWARDS: • COOKFOX Architects for The Hegeman, Brooklyn, New York • Desai Chia Architecture for LM Guest House, Dutchess County, New York • Edelman Sultan Knox Wood / Architects for 4380 Bronx Boulevard, Bronx, New York • Handel Architects for Millennium Place, Boston • Joeb Moore & Partners for Stonington Residence, Stonington, Connecticut • N.E.E.D. Architecture for Sanggye 341-5, Seoul, South Korea • William Rawn Associates, Architects for 160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston THREE CITATIONS: • ICON architecture for Appleton Mills, Lowell, Massachusetts • Louise Braverman, Architect for Village Health Works Staff Housing, Kigutu, Burundi, Africa • Magnusson Architecture and Planning for 22 Tarrytown Road Workforce Housing, Greenburgh, New York SMALL FIRMS DESIGN AWARDS

ONE HONOR AWARD: • Paul Lukez Architecture for Proyecto Clamor de Paz, Guaimaca, Honduras FOUR AWARDS: • Epstein Joslin Architects for Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, Massachusetts • Murdough Design for Lakeside Guest House, Squam Lake, Center Harbor, New Hampshire • Ruhl Walker Architects for Atrium House, Boston • studioMLA Architects for Brookline Teen Center, Brookline, Massachusetts FIVE CITATIONS: • Abacus Architects + Planners for Allencrest Community Center, Leominster, Massachusetts • Foley Fiore Architecture for Mid-Century Residence, Cambridge, Massachusetts • MERGE architects for co/lab: MIT Beaver Works, Cambridge, Mass. • MERGE architects for Peg Wall, Chelsea, Massachusetts •T  ouloukian Touloukian for 112 Fulton Street, Boston


TWO HONOR AWARDS: • Matt Burgermaster for Adaptation + The Void, Long Branch, New Jersey • NADAAA for Glasnevin Centenary Chapel, Glasnevin, Ireland


AIA NH Names Award Winners 31st Excellence in Architecture Design Awards

TWO AWARDS: • MERGE architects for His / Hers House, Prototype for Quincy, Mass. and Panama City, Panama • Platform for Architecture + Research for Taichung Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan FIVE CITATIONS: • Landing Studio and VHB for INFRA-SPACE 1(I-S1), Boston • Made Studio for Playful Horizons, Battle Creek, Michigan • Pickard Chilton for The Office Building of the Future, Seattle, Washington • Shepley Bulfinch for Enga Provincial Hospital, Nr. Wabag, Enga Province, Papua, New Guinea • Stoss + SHoP for Trinity Riverfront: A Water-Based Urbanism, Dallas HONOR AWARDS FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE

FOUR HONOR AWARDS: • Ann Beha Architects for Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont • Interface Studio Architects with Urbanica Design for E+//226-232 Highland, Roxbury, Massachusetts • Payette for Duke University Environment Hall: Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, North Carolina • Peter Rose + Partners for Island Residence, Edgartown, Massachusetts

Anderson Hall Performing Arts Center Addition and Renovation, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH / Robert Benson Photography

Amherst, NH – The American Institute of Architects New Hampshire Chapter (AIANH) announced the recipients of its 2015 Annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards, the highest recognition of architecture that exemplifie’s excellence in overall design, including aesthetics, clarity, creativity, appropriate functionality, sustainability, building performance, and appropriateness with regard to fulfilling the client’s program. The 2015 jury was comprised of faculty members of the Boston Architectural College, including practicing architects, Karen Nelson, Thomas Parks AIA, Lee Peters, Ian Taberner, and Michael Wolfson. Selected from 28 submissions, nine projects from eight architectural firms were recognized and two buildings were also noted in the Annual People’ s Choice Awards, based on voting by the public.

FOUR AWARDS: • Ann Beha Architects with Gensler for Center for Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago • MOS Architects for Floating House, Pointe-au-Baril, Ontario, Canada • Payette for Penn State Hershey Clinical Quadrangle Masterplan, Hershey, Pennsylvania • William Rawn Associates, Architects with OPN Architects for United States Courthouse, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


FIVE CITATIONS: • Flansburgh Architects with Khatib & Alami for International College Classroom Building, Beirut, Lebanon • Machado and Silvetti Associates for Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, New York • Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects for American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts • SsD with Dyne Architecture for Songpa Micro Housing, Seoul, South Korea • Tise Design Associates for LBJ Apartments, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Colony Hall Renovation, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH. • Architect: Sheldon Pennoyer Architects, Concord, NH • Photographer: Sheldon Pennoyer AIA, Concord, NH

Anderson Hall Performing Arts Center Addition and Renovation, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH • Architect: Scott Simons Architects, Portland, ME •P  hotographer: Robert Benson Photography, Hartford, CT RICK AND DUFFY MONAHON AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION:


Bush Center & Ketchum Library, University of NE, Biddeford, ME. • Architect: JSA Inc., Portsmouth, NH • Photographer: Rob Karosis, Rollinsford, NH MERIT AWARD

IDEXX Synergy Center, Westbrook, ME Architect: Lavallee Brensinger

Architects, Manchester, NH Photographer: Siri Blanchette/Blind Dog Photo, Portsmouth, NH MERIT AWARD

Hyder Court Housing, Portsmouth, NH • Architect: McHenry Architecture PLLC, Portsmouth, NH • Photographer: Carabell Photography, Dover, NH MERIT AWARD

Clearview Lake Retreat, Lake Winnepocket, NH • Architect: Bonin Architects & Associates PLLC, New London, NH • Photographer: John. W. Hession, Dorchester, NH HONORABLE MENTION

Meservey Hall Renovation and Addition, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH • Architect: Samyn D’Elia Architects, PA, Ashland, NH • Photographer: Joseph St. Pierre Photography, Concord, NH HONORABLE MENTION

Private Residence, Sunapee, NH • Architect: Cowan Goudreau Architects, Concord, NH • Photographer: Duene Cowan, Cowan Goudreau Architects, Concord, NH HONORABLE MENTION

Stone Fence Farm, Salisbury, NH • Architect: Bonin Architects & Associates, New London, NH • Photographer: John W. Hession, Dorchester, NH PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

RESIDENTIAL: (see Honorable Mention) Stone Fence Farm • Bonin Architects and Associates COMMERCIAL: Smuttynose Brewery, Hampton, NH, • McHenry Architecture PLLC, Portsmouth, NH • Photographer: David J. Murray, Clear Eye Photo, New Castle, NH


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Trends and Hot Topics

Golden Rule of Recruiting by Colm Allen

In our business, we have a Golden Rule of Recruiting: There are three types of candidates, “A,” “B,” and “C,” and there are three types of employer “A,” “B,” and “C.” An “A” candiColm Allen date in an “A” company is a good hire. A “B” candidate in a “B” company is good hire, and of course, a “C” candidate in a “C” company is also a good hire. “A” companies are obvious; they are rare, are typically led by visionaries, are industry go-tos, are 100% clear on their clients’ needs, invest in professional development, and believe their competitive differentiator is their employee talent pool. “C” companies are equally obvious. They are plentiful and are often led by an old-school boss who micromanages, the work is transactional rather than repeat business, employee turnover is high, and

they are constantly paying catch up — on staff, on clients, on money, and on standards. And rarely do they have any real assets. And in the middle are the “B” companies, the bread and butter of American construction. There are two kinds of “B” companies: “A” companies on the way down and “C” companies on the way up. It’s difficult to be a “B” company for life.

Small firm means “fewer barriers to promotion” bigger says “lots of stability” “great benefits” Companies on the way down almost always have one thing in common. When the going gets tough, rather than be progressive, leadership withdraws into their comfort zone and does what they always do. Unfortunately, that’s what got them in trouble in the first place. Creative, progressive thinking doesn’t come

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naturally to these managers. Likewise, “C” companies on the way up almost always have the same thing in common; when the entrepreneur realizes they are out of their depth, they invariably reach out to new talent to fill their skill gap and then allow them to make a difference. They don’t see challenges as failure, they see them as opportunities for growth. So what about candidates? Moving up one company tier very often works out for them because the standard of their new environment encourages them to produce great work along with the benefit of improved leadership and support. However, “A” candidates moving down to a “C” company, or “C” candidates moving up to an “A” firm never works. Why? Because their standards are just too far apart. The reason I share our Golden Rule is that in our combined decades of executive recruiting, rarely has a client or candidate ever described themselves as anything other than an “A.” Delusions of grandeur all around! In this market of almost zero available candidates, for Construction Recruiters, Inc. to be able to help a company attract the right talent, firms need to be 100% clear on who they are and what their company has to offer passive, currently employed candidates. Making a new hire requires a significant investment in time and money,

so it’s important to analyze your current situation and know what your true value proposition will be to potential candidates. It’s great to think big, but also be realistic. If you are a “C” client, no great Suffolk PM is leaving their job to join your firm. If they are and you’re not giving out stock options, then your alarm bells should be ringing loud and clear! There is something wrong with that picture. Be honest about which tier you belong to. Are you an “A,” “B,” or “C” company? Then see if you can easily answer these questions: • What can I tell a passive candidate about our company that will get them to want to come to my office for an interview? • How do I get them to go home and tell their significant other/ or friends how excited they are about my company? • Am I clear on why my opportunity is better than what they currently have? • What would make them accept my offer (it should be more than just money)? • What would make them decline my offer? continued to page 49

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People Michael Joyce Joins RPF Staff Amesbury, MA – RPF environmental consulting Environmental, Inc. announced industry. Prior to joining RPF, that Michael Joyce recently he worked as an environmental joined its staff. He will be scientist for a leading regional working as an EH&S consultant environmental consulting firm. providing industrial hygiene, He has held positions as safety, indoor air quality, and project manager and project asbestos testing and consulting team member for environmental services throughout New and preservation companies England. Joyce that will allow him to meld well Joyce brings an educational with work environment and project tasks background in science and 10 years and responsibilities. of professional experience in the

Sound Seal Hires Chagnon Agawam, MA – Sound Seal recently announced that it has hired Jennifer Chagnon to serve as director of marketing. In her new role, she will drive the marketing communications and promotional activities for Sound Seal’s acoustical and noise control product lines. Chagnon has over 15 years of experience in global product


management, new product development, and field sales and marketing at both the commercial and retail levels. Previously, she served as director of marketing at Coveris Advanced Coatings. She also held positions at Omniglow Corporation and serves as a frequent author and speaker at industry events.

North Branch Adds Carter Concord, NH – North Branch Construction recently announced the arrival of Donald Carter to its team as safety director. Carter is a safety professional with numerous years’ experience as a safety trainer. Previously he owned his own safety consultation business, and is also a member of the National Safety Council. Carter

Monahan Appointed IBEW VP 40,000-plus IBEW members Boston – International and over 50 local unions. He Brotherhood of Electrical replaces retiring international Workers International President vice president Frank J. Carroll Edwin D. Hill appointed as of January 2. Michael P. Monahan as Monahan serves on the Bosinternational vice president of ton Redevelopment Authority as the union’s Second District, a mayoral appointee. directing all IBEW affairs in “As a fourth-generation New England. IBEW member, it is a tremenMonahan, longtime business Monahan dous honor to serve my union in manager of Boston-based IBEW this heightened role. My title is changing, Local 103, recently joined the Second but my devotion to union families will District as an international representative not,” said Monahan. and will now oversee New England’s

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Ver-Tex Launches New Center


Fort Point neighborhood. Lellios, in the role of manager, and Bekker as design consultant, have welcomed visitors to the new center since it opened. Lellios is a sales and business development professional with more than 15 years of experience in the shading and lighting, consumer electronics, and systems integration industries. Bekker is an interior designer with six years of experience, specializing in materials selection, furniture specifications, and 3D design. Prior to joining Ver-Tex, she was an interior designer at a commercial architecture and design firm in Boston.


Boston – Ver-Tex Shade|Light Solutions, a new division of Ver-Tex Construction Specialties, Inc., announced that George Lellios and Svetlana Bekker have joined the company to launch the Ver-Tex Shade|Light Solutions Experience Center located at 263 Summer Street in Boston’s

Metro Walls welcomes Noyes Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls based in Manchester, N.H. with a second office in Westbrook, Maine, announced that Lance Noyes has joined the Metro Walls team as project manager. He joins the firm with more than 14 years in the construction industry that includes commercial and residential


project management experience. Noyes started in the industry as a drywall installer and worked his way to foreman, field supervisor and project manager. His responsibilities include all aspects on the job site to include customer service, job and material scheduling, plus acting as liaison with all contractors on the project.

TG Gallagher Hires Safety Director Cambridge, MA – TG Galwalkthroughs, and providing lagher, a Cambridge-based solutions to the varying condimechanical contractor, recently tions that field staff face on a announced the hiring of Andaily basis. drew MacGregor as the compaMacGregor brings more than ny’s new safety director. 15 years of industry experience He is responsible for creating a working environment to his new position. His that promotes openness with experience as a project manager MacGregor a high level of communication gives him unique perspective to in the field. His duties include: his role as safety director. Prior to joining preparing site-specific safety programs, TG Gallagher, he served as safety director coordinating and conducting safety training for all employees, organizing jobsite for Limbach Co.

Metro Walls Welcomes Dan Ray


Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls, a full-service commercial framing and drywall company based in Manchester, announced that Dan Ray has joined the Metro Walls team as an estimator. He joins the firm with extensive experience and understanding of commercial building envelope and structural systems. Prior to joining Metro Walls, Ray was an architect for three years and understands the commercial construction industry.


Stacey Vega Joins JM Coull’s Team Maynard, MA – JM Coull, Inc. recently announced the addition of Stacey Vega as business development manager. She will spearhead the firm’s growth among the healthcare and corporate/ industrial sectors, including life sciences, advanced technology, nontechnical manufacturing, and fit-up/commercial.

Vega brings more than 14 years of diverse business development, marketing, and sales experience to the JM Coull team. “We couldn’t be happier to have Stacey join our team,” comments President Andy Coull. “Her extensive background, experience, and business relationships are true assets for JM Coull.”


Visnick & Caulfield Promotes Maher Boston – Visnick & Caulfield, venture capital firms. a Boston-based architecture She was also part of the and design firm, recently VC project team that received announced the promotion of the 2013 IIDA Awards for Daniela Maher, LEED, AP, to both “Best Office 30,000sfsenior associate. 80,000sf” and “Best in Show” She has worked on many of for the design of a private the firm’s major projects in the growth equity firm. Greater Boston area over the Maher is a member of the years, including the recently Maher IIDA philanthropic committee completed headquarters for and was a part of the 2014 IIDA Emerging Keurig Green Mountain in Burlington, Leaders team. She also is a NAIOP Cushman and Wakefield’s Boston office, member and has received her NCIDQ Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, as certification. well as a number of private equity and

Jacobson New CFO of R.H.White Auburn, MA – Robert Jacobson has joined R.H. White Companies of Auburn in the position of chief financial officer. Jacobson will be responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the organization’s financial strategy and fiscal performance. “Bob brings with him more than 30 years of financial


experience in the construction industry and public accounting and will be a great addition to our team,” said Dave White, president and CEO. “We are looking forward to Bob playing a critical role in planning, developing, and implementing the organization’s financial strategy and strengthening our fiscal performance.”

Golden Rule of Recruiting continued from page 46 • Can my company, and this opportunity, deflect a counter offer in this competitive marketplace? Hiring is expensive, so am I clear on why this candidate will want to be at my company in five years? If you can honestly answer these questions, you’re in a great position to either improve your tier ranking or expand on your current situation. If not, consider these questions areas of “opportunity” to focus on. Start with why you personally work there! Don’t delude yourself on where your

company ranks and remember, it’s all about the value proposition for your desired audience. Small firm indicates “fewer barriers to promotion,” bigger says “lots of stability,” “great benefits,” etc. When your employees can see where you’re headed and why, they’re less likely to be recruited by your competitors. You might also be surprised to see potential candidates finding ways to align their personal goals to your business challenges. Do good work. Colm Colm Allen is president at Construction Recruiters in Milton, Mass.


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