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University Credit Union Moves to Downtown Orono...................Page 28
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building Opens in Dudley Square........Page 34
Aerial view UCU’s new facility / photo by Butch Moor
(l-r) Les Hiscoe, Shawmut president; Tom Leahy, senior project manager Boston Property & Construction Mgmt. Dept; Tom Goemaat, Shawmut CEO; and Kevin Sullivan, Shawmut VP, seen here, joined Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and elected officials recently for the renaming of the iconic former Ferdinand Building in Dudley Square to honor the late Bruce C. Bolling, the first African-American elected president of the Boston City Council.
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Boston 2024 is a favorite topic of HP. It’s time to bring attention to the challenges that we will encounter and I believe many of the solutions can come directly from our AEC industry Michael Barnes in New England. The Massachusetts Building Congress recently hosted a breakfast with Rich Davey, CEO of the Boston 2024 Partnership, and David P. Manfredi, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal of Elkus/Manfredi Architects as keynote speakers. Manfredi guided an audience of 300+ AEC industry leaders through slides projecting facilities and locations that Boston 2024 has proposed for the Boston Olympics. Rich Davey noted a recent report, commissioned by the Boston Foundation
and conducted by the UMASS Donahue Institute, found that hosting the Games in Boston would create more than 24,000 job-years of construction employment and about $4 billion in economic impact in the six years leading up to the Games. In addition, the report estimated 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in economic impact from the operations of the Games and ™ over $500 million and 4,300 jobs from increased tourism income. Economic contributions from construction activity related to the 2024 Summer Games would likely occur primarily between 2018 and 2023. (A copy of the full report can be found at www.tbf.org/reports) MBC brings together decision makers from all corners of the design and construction industry in Massachusetts. Its next event, “Congress Unplugged,” will offer cocktails & hors d’oeuvres and networking 5:30-7:30pm at the Westin Copley, May 21.
Sanborn, Head Opens Boston Office Boston – Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. announced the opening of its Boston office at 239 Causeway Street. The firm was started in 1993 in Concord, N.H., and soon thereafter opened an Stan Sadkowski office in Westford, Mass., that has grown to over 40 people. “It’s going to make our days more productive and allow for us to be an even bigger part of the Boston design community,” says vice president, Stan Sadkowski, who will be relocating to the new Boston office. “Having a presence in Boston has been discussed for almost five years. It simply makes sense for our clients, our staff, and our growth plans,” says Sanborn, Head president, Barret Cole. Sanborn Head has a resume of projects that includes: the Center for Life Science, Longwood Center, 45 Stuart
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NCA Promotes Six to Principals
CFMA of Mass. Installs Officers Members of the board of directors for this biennium include: Marc Mingolelli, Pinnacle Financial Group; Greg Kirshe, United Solutions; Joseph Gates, Methuen Construction; Bob Lizza, Hinckley Allen & Snyder, LLP; James Brosnan, Walsh Brothers; Dan Flannery, Bond Brothers;
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Boston, MA – On April 1, the CFMA of Massachusetts welcomed its new slate of officers and directors for the coming two years. Outgoing President Joe Gates, CFO of Methuen Construction, was honored at the April 14 chapter meeting for his service over the past two years. He is being replaced by John Hastings, CFO of Costello Dismantling Co., Inc. The new vice president is Greg Natalucci, partner at McGladrey, LLP. James Dinardi, CFO of Trinity Building + Construction Management Corp., is returning as treasurer, and Stacey Lancaster, of Zurich, is moving into the secretary’s position.
Founded in 1981, CFMA is the only organization dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. William Mee, Palmer and Sicard; Michael Donovan, Cox Engineering; Bud Larosa, Tocci Building; Sean Kilgoar, Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson, LLC; and Gary Eason, Interstate Electrical. Founded in 1981, CFMA is the only organization dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. CFMA serves more than 7,000 members via 91 chapters located throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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Newport, RI – Northeast Collaborative Architects (NCA) recently promoted six project managers to be principals: Synfoni Bailey-Green, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Sean Donadio, AIA; Dan Herchenroether, AIA, LEED AP; Dan Kwasniewski, AIA; John Scheib, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Andrea Torizzo, AIA, LEED Green Associate. The new principals will help manage the firm with NCA’s original
founders J. Michael Abbott, AIA, CNU-A; Jeffery Dale Bianco, AIA; Glenn Gardiner, AIA, LEED AP; Raymond Giolitto, AIA, LEED AP; John Grosvenor, AIA; and Daniel Weston, AIA. Donadio and Scheib will be based in the Middletown, Conn. office; Torizzo in Providence, R.I.; Herchenroether and Kwasniewski in the Newport, R.I. office; and Bailey-Green in Washington, D.C.
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Taunton, MA -The Taunton Development/ Mass Development Corporation has sold 115 acres in the expanded Myles Standish Industrial Park to Martignetti Companies, New England’s leading distributor of wines and spirits.
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During FY2014, MassDevelopment financed or managed 314 projects generating investment of more than $2.9 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are projected to create more than 6,300 jobs and build or rehabilitate more than 1,600 residential units.
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Bellingham, MA – Campanelli Construction, a full-service construction management company, has broken ground on a new, 250,000sf warehouse and distribution center for North American packaging solutions company Victory Packaging in Bellingham. Campanelli is serving as general contractor on this project, which is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties. To construct the build-to-suit, Seefried
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Gardner, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction recently joined Mount Wachusett Community College, state officials, Architerra, and DCAMM on April 22 for the groundbreaking of the 80,000gsf addition to the college. The $41 million Mount Wachusett Community College project is slated to be completed in September 2016. Shawmut’s scope of work on the project includes construction of a 44,000sf science addition and new greenhouse, as well as a
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SCI Launches Retail Division Marion, MA – South Coast His past experience includes Improvement Company (SCI), a a client list featuring Starbucks, design-build general contractor Jones Apparel Group, Tumi, Liz serving New England and the Claiborne Shoes, and more. Mid-Atlantic states, recently “Over the years, we have formed a retail division to demonstrated our expertise on better serve existing clients renovation and new construction and prospects in the retail and projects in healthcare, assisted restaurant industries. living, education, and hospitality Newly hired senior project David Godfrey / photo industries — and to a certain manager David Godfrey will by Nicolaus Czari degree, in the retail industry,” head the retail division. Godfrey said Tom Quinlan, president of began his career working for a major SCI. “With the recent addition of key retailer as a construction manager before personnel, we believe we can deliver forming his own tenant improvement and the same level of outstanding work and renovation construction company in 1994. service to the retail industry.”
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Easton, MA – Metro Walls, based in Manchester, N.H., is well under way for an 84,000sf assisted living, independent living, and memory care residences in Easton, Mass. Metro Walls is currently framing the roof, exterior walls, and interior partition layouts at the Residence at Five Corners Assisted Living. The project, when
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Swansea, MA – The excellence, human resource Massachusetts Association excellence, product and process of Insurance Agents (MAIA) excellence, and future success announced that Partners initiatives. Upon earning a Insurance Group LLC, with qualifying score, an agency seven offices in Fairhaven, Fall becomes a Five Star Agency River, New Bedford, Somerset, Designee. Swansea, and Tiverton, R.I. “We have worked very recently earned the Five Star hard as a team to achieve this Agency Designation. designation, and we are happy Lawrence Wilson and proud to have reached This designation is awarded this level,” said Lawrence Wilson, to independent agencies that go through a CPCU, president and CEO of Partners vigorous review based on five imperatives: Insurance Group. customer focus, management/leadership
Hoff’s Kitchen to Create Facility MassDevelopment Issues Bond Malden, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $10 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of 35 Green Street LLC, an affiliate of Hoff’s Kitchen Co., Inc. Also known as Hoff’s Bakery, the company will use bond proceeds to acquire and renovate a 100,000sf building, creating a state-of-the-art food manufacturing plant that will support the efficiency, quality, and food safety needs of the
bakery. The plant will be in Malden, an economic target area and Gateway City. “Hoff’s Kitchen Co. is a major contributor to the Massachusetts food industry,” said Marty Jones, MassDevelopment president and CEO. “MassDevelopment is pleased to support this deal as Hoff’s Kitchen expands and creates jobs — and more delicious desserts — in the commonwealth.”
Fall River, MA – Apollo Safety, Inc. recently launched a detection service for parking garages and other enclosed areas that house vehicles. “In Massachusetts, state law requires that smoke detection systems for parking garages be checked four times per year and carbon monoxide detectors be checked once per year,” said John Carvalho, founder and president of Apollo Safety, Inc. “Other than these inspections, some parking garages do not check their
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Jankowski Wins Industry Award New Britain, CT – Associated Since that time, he not only Construction’s vice president, Johas grown to lead and direct the seph Jankowski, received the Dr. company’s structural and operaStuart Bennett Alumni Award tional components, but also has for his professional accomplishbeen an active participant in the ments and contributions to the Associated General Contractors construction community. of America (CT Chapter), was a He was recognized on April 20 contributing member of a Think at CCSU’s annual Construction Tank with the State of ConIndustry Award dinner held on Jankowski necticut to evaluate construction CCSU’s New Britain campus. scheduling software, and is currently a Jankowski, a principal of Associated Cub Scout leader through the Boy Scouts Construction, began with the firm while at of America. CCSU in 1984 after winning an academic Jankowski is also LEED AP accredited scholarship presented by Associated Conthrough the USGBC. struction’s founder, Angelo J.M. Giardini.
GZA Names Van Deusen Sr. Consultant Fairfield, CT – GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. recently announced that Rodney Van Deusen has been named a senior consultant in the Fairfield office. He brings 32 years of construction management and structural design experience with a concentration in waterfront projects. Prior to joining GZA he was a
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Hamden, CT – Hoffmann Architects announced the promotion of members of its Connecticut staff. Lawrence E. Keenan, AIA, PE, has been awarded the corporate title of vice president, in addition to his current position as director of engineering. Both a professional engineer and a registered architect, Keenan, an owner of the firm and a key part of the leadership team, has been responsible for structural analysis and review, building envelope rehabilitation design, and construction details and specifications for 18 years. Keenan holds two U.S. patents for precast concrete connections and is active in industry organizations leading the development of improvements to precast joint systems. Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA, has been promoted to project architect. In the nine years since he joined Hoffmann, he was
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In 2012, Hurricane Sandy provided a stark example of the effects of climate change on coastal communities. While New England was spared from this particular storm, Andrew Arbaugh the more gradual effects of rising sea levels are being felt. Mean water levels in Boston Harbor have risen 12 inches over the last century — a trend projected to dramatically accelerate over the next 100 years. Communities previously immune to regular flooding could soon be subject to regular immersion. Recognition of this climatic shift is beginning to be addressed in the work of Boston’s leading design firms. The recent “Living With Water” competition sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), the Boston Harbor Association (BHA), the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Management, and the BARR Foundation challenged design
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Logan Greenway Connector Opens that connects Piers Park to Constitution Beach. The final link, now known as the “Narrow Gauge,” will be built in 2015. The implementation of this complicated missing link required numerous approvals, including FAA approval in a restricted fly zone, compliance with airport security, removal of a dangerous pedestrian bridge, acquisition of two city properties, and MBTA approval of construction along the Blue Line right
Marsh Overlook / photograph by Alex Maclean
Boston – The new Logan Greenway Connector, a 2,790-foot-long multiuse path, is now open to bicyclists and pedestrians. This LEED certifiable 25-foot-wide urban corridor runs through Logan Airport in East Boston. The Mass. Port Authority spent $5.58 million on the construction of this project and completed it in August 2014. Massport, owner and client, led the effort with Thomas Ennis, ASLA, in charge of concept design/design development, in collaboration with John Carli, architect; Robert Leger, construction manager; and Anthony Guerriero, community
relations, Boston. Brown, Richardson & Rowe, Inc, Landscape Architects, led by Alison Richardson and supported by Jing Yang and Lisa Decker, prepared the final landscape design with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, civil engineers. The contractor was A.A. Will. The Greenway Connector serves the neighborhoods near Logan Airport, Boston Harbor, and the Wood Island Bay Marsh. It links to the rest of the 3.3-mile East Boston Greenway, other parks, and two MBTA stations. It is the next-tothe-last missing link in a linear park
Opening with cake / photo by Janet Knott
of way. The community approved the concept design for this significant new linear green corridor in less than four months. The public is now enjoying the benefits that result from the successful collaboration of public federal, state, and city government agencies, nonprofits, and community advocates. The Boston Nat-
ural Areas Network and the East Boston Greenway Council advocated tirelessly for many years to bring their dream for a linear park for this community to fruition. The design transforms this long, narrow corridor to a generously proportioned green space. The unexpected open areas, Neptune Green, the MBTA Plaza, and the Marsh Overlook along the half-mile route, change the feel and experience of the pathway. At the marsh, the visitor finds an overlook with panoramic water views to a salt water marsh, the airport, and the Harbor Islands. Trees and colorful plantings frame the view. At Neptune Green and Wood Island Bay Marsh, crushed stone paths reflect the carriage entry into the former Wood Island Park designed by Olmsted. The pathway passes through the Wood Island MBTA Station Plaza. Bike racks facilitate intermodal commuting. Ornamental fencing separates the MBTA Plaza from Wood Island Road, and the path continues parallel to the MBTA tracks. Safety and sustainability were community concerns. LED post top lights, ornamental gates, and security fences along the airport and MBTA tracks, call boxes, security cameras, and a protective rail at the Marsh Overlook all contribute to the public’s safety.
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The Boston Society of Landscape Architects Award Winners Boston – The Boston Society of Landscape Architects recently announced the winners of its 2015 Awards. BSLA’s highly regarded awards program celebrates the work of Massachusetts and Maine landscape architects and landscape architectural work in the two states. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE DESIGN, WATERFRONT: Reed Hilderbrand, LLC Riverfront Recovery: Long Dock Park
HONOR AWARD WINNERS LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS & PLANNING: Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture Inc. Emerald Necklace Management Plan Sasaki Associates, Inc. Universiti Teknologi Petronas Research Cluster RESEARCH: Reed Hilderbrand LLC/ Halvorson Design Partnership The State of City Soils: Practice + Research COMMUNICATION: Sasaki Associates, Inc. Sea Change: Boston
COMMUNICATION: Offshoots, Inc. Cape Cod Commission Regional Policy Plan
Sasaki Associates, Inc. Tecnológico de Monterrey Urban Regeneration Plan Sasaki Associates, Inc. Xincunsha Master Plan
Channel Center Parks
Idexx Laboratories Synergy Center: The building’s glass connector appears to cut through the landscape.
Stephen Stimson Associates Concord Academy Athletic Fields
Stephen Stimson Associates Cove House
The Plaza at Harvard transforms a barren lawn into an active place, marking a new identity for the university and providing a unique space for students and community to gather and come together. / Courtesy of Charles Mayer, Photographer and Stoss
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Terra Firma Landscape Architecture The ReWilding of the Central School Campus
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BSLA Awards CWDG for St. James Garden Project
St. James Street garden
Boston–The Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG) has been named a BSLA merit award winner for Parks and Recreation Facilities design for its work on the St. James Street Garden Project for Liberty Mutual Group in Boston. Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay, the St. James Street Garden provides valuable green space in a dense commercial district and is enjoyed throughout the year. The new public garden replaced an old executive parking
lot. John Copley, ASLA, Principal, and the CWDG team worked closely with the client and the City of Boston to develop an open and inviting plan that includes smaller intimate spaces for conversation and relaxation. The focal point for the space is a dramatic vertical water wall masking a garage entrance. CWDG’s design for the water wall features six separate vertical panels of line chiseled granite from Italy and staggered in plan and height to create
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walls which provide a buffer between the office tower and the park. The living green walls, designed with vertical elements that tie in with the paving patterns in the park and the vertical columns of the building, create human scale for the space and are oriented to allow for views from the offices above. The unique, multidimensional living walls remain green year-round, providing seasonal interest for the public space.
Green Sustainable Solar Development of Closed Landfill Provides Revenue Benefits to Billerica by Chuck Raymond
Many municipalities in New England have old abandoned and closed landfills that have not been used in years. They are more than just eyesores, however, since state and fedChuck Raymond eral environmental laws require that the owner (the town, in many cases) must pay to close them and then pay to monitor the air, landfill cap, and groundwater in and around these landfills for at least 30 years to make sure they are not impacting nearby residents or the environment with contaminants. Costs for this “long-term post-closure care” can easily reach into the millions of dollars, and with cashstrapped municipal budgets, these landfills quite often amount to nothing more than money sinks. What to do with them? One possibility is to redevelop them as sources of clean, renewable, and sustainable solar energy. There are many such recent examples
Shaffer Landfill, aerial view
of this in New England, one of them being the Shaffer Landfill in Billerica, Mass., part of the Iron Horse Park Superfund Site, but what happened here can also occur at similar closed municipal landfills. The Shaffer Landfill was capped over 10 years ago, and a team of energy developers and financiers identified the open, exposed, treeless lobes of the landfill as potential site for solar development. The development team saw the potential for making use of an otherwise idle real estate asset that was nothing more than a drain on its owner’s budget and turning it
into an actual source of income. The development team hired Geosyntec Consultants of Acton, Mass. to provide a variety of environmental and geotechnical services to help them meet their goals. The project began by coordinating review under the Mass. Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and evaluating potential wetland impacts. We also confirmed the adequacy of the site’s existing stormwater management system to accommodate up to 30% of the landfill cap being covered with impervious surfaces (the solar arrays), which could
have a major impact on how the slopes shed rainwater. Due to the landfill configuration, we conducted a geotechnical evaluation to evaluate slope stability and analyzed potential landfill settlement based on the estimated weight of the photovoltaic (PV) system. We also demonstrated that the installation of the PV panels would not compromise the integrity of the existing landfill cap. Working alongside several town boards and departments, we helped obtain construction permits while the financier successfully negotiated local power agreements and a payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) agreement. The PILOT agreement provides payments to the local government that help offset losses in property taxes that went unpaid for several years before our clients stepped in. The majority of the PV system construction was conducted during the winter to ensure that the project met the initial Mass. Dept. of Energy (DOER) 400 MW solar carve-out and to qualify for solar renewable energy certificates continued to page 35
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Hingham, MA – Acella Construction Corporation was recently selected as construction manager for the renovation and restoration of Old Derby Academy and Hingham Heritage Museum, a $2.5 million project scheduled to begin September 2015. It will take approximately one year to complete. Acella Construction Managers and the Hingham Historical Society will renovate and restore Old Derby Academy, one of
the town’s most historic landmarks. The “Hingham Heritage Museum and Visitor Center” will be a climate-controlled, museum-quality exhibition and programming facility. Acella’s project team won the unanimous support from the board of the Hingham Historical Society. The project will include a new 4,600sf addition and the repair/restoration of foundations, windows, chimneys, and other parts of the 1818 building. It will also enlarge the visitor center, expand the collections storage and workspace areas for volunteers and staff, and create an outdoor program event space for up to 200 guests. Sally Weston Associates designed the restoration and renovation plans. Ryan Klebes, senior project manager at Acella, will serve as the lead on this project. “This is the most ambitious and exciting project ever undertaken in the society’s 100-year existence,” said Mike Studley, president. “We are honored and excited to be entrusted with this historical project, and with a building that is such a landmark for the Hingham community,” said Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella Construction.
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East Boston, MA – American Legion Playground, known locally as City Yards, will officially reopen to the public on June 2, 2015 after a year and a half total renovation. The ceremony will take place during Mayor Walsh’s coffee hour from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The new park designed by Warner
Larson Landscape Architects of South Boston includes a synthetic softball and soccer combination field, a turf soccer court, two basketball courts, a playground, picnic area and a dramatic overlook. This overlook, funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts P.A.R.C. program, offers views over the entire park and to Chelsea Creek beyond. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has engaged an artist to paint a mural at the overlook wall that will reflect the local community. Last weekend the Warner Larson Team enjoyed volunteering time to plant daylilies at the overlook entrance and playground area, prior to the official opening ceremony on June 2nd.
Civil1 Designs CPV Plant Oxford, CT – Civil1, of Woodbury, will be the lead civil engineer for the upcoming Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Towantic Power plant to be located in Oxford. The firm is heavily involved in the design and implementation of essential techniques for the successful construction of the state-of-the-art facility. CPV Towantic will permit, build, and operate a new 805 megawatt combinedcycle electric generator in the Woodruff Hill Industrial Park. The entire facility
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Gilbane Completes 2015 Fenway Park Spring Improvement Program Boston – Gilbane overcame difficult winter conditions and an aggressive schedule to safely complete improvements and renovations at Fenway Park in time for the Boston Red Sox home opener vs. the Washington Nationals on April 13. The spring improvement project included the addition of a new luxury suite along the left field line and a new section of rooftop level seating above. The scope also included a renovation of the center field Budweiser roof deck bar and concession stand, and the addition of a camera basket above the center field bleachers. In addition, renovations were completed to the ground level center field concession stands and a historical remodel of the left field flag pole, AKA the “Carlton Fisk Pole.” The new construction adds a total of 200 new seats to Fenway Park and is considered the last major seating addition in the park’s lifetime. The architect for the project is Somerville-based D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects, Inc. “The project demanded an aggressive schedule, with all construction operations being completed before the Red Sox opening day on April 13th,” noted Matt Haverty, director of Gilbane’s Boston Interiors Group. “There were several
Newly renovated Fenway Park / photo by Gilbane
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Rendering of Rock Chapel Marine Headquarters
Chelsea, MA – A former 13 million-gallon oil tank farm on the bank of Chelsea Creek is currently under reconstruction to be transformed into a two-story, 5,349sf office space serving as the Rock Chapel Marine headquarters. Landing Studio, the project’s architectural team, will handle all design elements of the construction. The studio’s design is characterized by low, flat horizontal lines meant to blend in with the flat landscape surroundings. The renovation includes the development of office buildings, a salt storage
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Boston – Dyer Brown, a 45-year-old, Boston-based architecture and interior design firm, announced that Brent D. Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, director of design, has been named president. The official announcement was made at the firm’s brand relaunch in March attended by clients, colleagues, and the Dyer Brown team. The firm also announced the strategic restructuring of its services into three studio sectors: Corporate Services, Building Services, and Workplace/Retail + Hospitality. Zeigler assumes the role of president from Roger D. Shepley, AIA, NCARB, who will continue at the firm as principal and board president. The firm has expanded services to include an in-house 3D visualization
Exterior of 610N Lincoln
team, which provides advanced and innovative marketing methods for illustrating design concepts to include renderings, animations, motion graphics, website layouts, and on-site installation elements. Zeigler will guide the day-today operations and direct the management team in its strategic growth initiatives in each of the newly formed core studios. The firm also announced the appointment of Tara Martin, director of client services, to Dyer Brown’s board of directors. She has over 20 years of experience overseeing client services for a number of major accounts. Deniz Ferendeci was promoted to director of building services and brings over 17 years of commercial architecture and project management experience totaling more than 23 million sf of space.
Waltham, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has been selected to reposition and renovate the 610N Lincoln Street office building in Waltham for Hobbs Brook Management LLC. Currently under construction, the vacant and outdated former laboratory building is being repositioned by MPA into a lightfilled, modern office building to meet the demands of today’s office tenants. The project team includes general contractor Columbia Construction Company; landscape architect Studio 2112; MEP engineer AHA Consulting Engineers; structural engineer Souza True & Partners; civil engineer H.W. Moore Associates; and LEED consultant Entegra. Located in the Hobbs Brook Office Park, the completely renovated building
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Bedford, NH – A Whole Foods Market is anchoring a mixed-use development on the site of the former Wayfarer Inn on South River Road in Bedford. TFMoran, Inc. of Bedford, civil engineers and landscape architects, designed a plan that, in addition to providing access and parking for each use within the complex, also addressed the environmental quality of Bowman Brook, traffic safety, preservation of the historic mill, structural stability of the bridges and dams, and created access to a public walking trail all around the brook and mill pond. Along with the new 40,000sf food store are two restaurants, an 8,800sf
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A&M Completes Work at Everly
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Wakefield, MA – Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M), in partnership with Wood Partners and Cube 3 Studios, completed services for the redevelopment of a former industrial site into a 186unit, multistory residential apartment development on 5.3 acres just off Exit 42 of 95/Rte./ 128 in Wakefield. A&M provided site surveying, environmental consulting, civil engineering, and landscape architecture for this development. Substantial wetland
resource areas profoundly minimized the development area. In order to meet the client’s vision as well as avoid major impacts to the resource areas and the floodplain, the site was graded to elevate the building area using segmental block retaining walls. This allowed the wetlands, which surrounded the development area, to remain unaltered. While this approach allowed for creative wetland mitigation, it did not allow any room for stormwater detention. The solution was to install a subsurface infiltration system below the ground level of the parking garage. This dual use of the land allowed the client to achieve the unit density required for a viable project. The limited development area also restricted snow storage options. The problem was solved by installing a snow melt system below the access driveways to the parking garage. The combination of unique and innovative site design, coupled with its modern architecture, great location, and inviting landscape features, makes this project a welcome addition to the community of Wakefield.
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New Master of Civil Engineering Boston – Wentworth Institute of Technology announced the launch of a new master’s program in civil engineering. The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering specialization in Construction curriculum is designed to provide the student with coursework in the construction area of civil engineering, including topics specified in the Civil-Construction PE exam: estimating and scheduling; construction operations; and relevant geotechnical, structural, and environmental aspects of construction. The Infrastruc-
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Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards along with several other awards. Emcees Frank DePaola (MBTA interim GM) and State Representative Carolyn Dykema presented the awards in March 2015, in a ceremony at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge.
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Kleinfelder, Cambridge; project: Massport Disaster and Infrastructure Resiliency Plan, Boston; client: Massachusetts Port Authority.
Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, Burlington; project: Logan Airport Greenway Connector, Boston; client: Massachusetts Port Authority.
Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST), Burlington; project: Runway 33L End Safety Area, East Boston; client: Mass. Port Authority.
Louis Berger, Needham; project: Shawsheen River Bridges Reconstruction, Andover; client: MBTA.
Kleinfelder, Cambridge; project: Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade, Providence, R.I; client: Narragansett Bay Commission.
Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger, Waltham; project: Be Like Brit Orphanage, Grand Goave, Haiti; client: Len Gengel. Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger, Waltham; project: Hynes Suspended Ceiling Demolition above the Mass. Turnpike, Boston; client: Mass. Convention Center Authority.
Parsons, Boston; project: Barton Corner Bridge No. 518 Reconstruction; Warwick, R.I.; client : Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Parsons Brinckerhoff, Boston; project: Winthrop Beach Restoration, Winthrop; client : Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Small Firm Project Award: Outback Engineering, Middleboro; project: Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, Boylston; client: Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary.
URS Corporation, Rocky Hill, Conn. (now part of AECOM); project: Lexington Rest Area Groundwater Remediation and Stormwater Improvements, Lexington; client: McDonald’s Corporation.
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VHB, Watertown; project: MassDOT Accelerated Bridge project, Fairhaven; client: MassDOT.
BETA Group, Inc., Norwood; project: Providence Performing Arts Center: Roadway & Placemaking Improvements, Providence, R.I.; client: city of Providence. CDM Smith Inc., Cambridge; project: Anaerobic Digestion and Energy Recovery Facilities, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine; client: Lewiston-Auburn Water Pollution Control Authority.
Bronze Award Winners Environmental Partners Group, Quincy; project: Between a Neighborhood and a Salt Marsh – Trunk Sewer Replacement along a Tidal River, Weymouth; client: town of Weymouth.
Outback Engineering, Middleboro; project: Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, Boylston; client: Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary. Pare Corporation, Foxboro; project: Bristol Town Beach Stormwater Outfall Retrofit, Bristol, R.I.; client: Town of Bristol Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Westford; project: Nahant Beach Reservation Rehabilitation, Nahant; client: Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation. Steere Engineering, Warwick, R.I.; project: Rehabilitation of Bridges 01235 and 01236, I-84 EB & WB over Marion Avenue, Southington, Conn.; client: Conn. DOT Tighe & Bond, Inc., Pocasset; project: North Attleborough Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade, North Attleborough; client: town of Attleborough. VHB, Watertown; project: Bill Delahunt Parkway, Weymouth; client : Starwood Land Ventures
VHB, Watertown; project: City of Boston Porous Alley Permeable Pavement Demonstration project, Boston; client: Charles River Watershed Association. Weston & Sampson, Peabody; project: Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements, Newburyport; client: city of Newburyport. Wright-Pierce, Andover; project: Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade for Zinc and Phosphorous Removal, Smithfield, RI; client: Smithfield Sewer Authority.
In addition to the project awards, ACEC/ MA also presented these awards: ACEC/MA Education Corporation President’s Scholarship to Annie Levine, studying at Tufts University. ACEC/MA Community Service Award to John Furman, managing director, VHB in Springfield. ACEC/MA Young Professional Award to Christina Jones, project engineer, Tighe & Bond. Special Recognition Award to Richard Hirschen of Gray, Gray and Gray, LLP.
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Pare Corporation’s Bristol Town Beach Stormwater Outfall Retrofit is Rhode Island’s first Gravel Wet Vegetated Treatment System, which uses pathogen-consuming bacteria to treat stormwater. The other primary members of the design and construction team were: Diane C. Soule & Associates, ASLA: conceptual and final landscape design services; National Land Surveyors-Developers: property line and topographic surveys.; Aquidneck Construction: construction services.
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North Attleborough Wastewater Treatment facility upgrade, North Attleborough; client: town of Attleborough.
Wastewater Treatment facility improvements, Newburyport; client: city of Newburyport / photo: Weston and Sampson
Entrance gate to the Logan Airport Greenway Connector — an approximately half-mile long multi-use pedestrian/bicycle path that is located parallel to the MBTA Blue line adjacent to Logan Airport. This project transformed the area bordering the Blue Line from an abandoned urban space with overgrown vegetation into a mixed-use bicycle/pedestrian pathway. / photo: Fay, Spofford & Thorndike
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University Credit Union Moves to Downtown Orono electrical engineer Lura Wade. “Factors for the outdoor lighting design included having the right intensity and uniformity of light for security,” she says, “but also being careful about light trespass, since the site is near a residential area.” WBRC landscape architect Paul Brody provided overall site concept and design of the site’s public plaza, which includes a Schoodic Symposium sculpture by Teng Shan Chi, granite benches, gardens, and river birch trees. The plaza and stairs are designed
3,500sf branch with drive-through and 24×7 ATM service, with space available for additional tenant use. The Sheridan Corporation served as the general contractor for this project. WBRC’s Kris Kowal, AIA, was the project architect/ project manager, and Rob Frank, P.E., served as principal-in-charge. The WBRC team worked closely with UCU president
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Orono, ME – “A 3D puzzle.” That’s how WBRC civil engineer Paul Monyok describes meeting the project goals at the site of the new University Credit Union (UCU) headquarters and town parking lot in Orono. “There was a real parking shortage downtown,” Monyok explains, “so the town of Orono and UCU decided to come together and create an anchor commercial property that also helped meet the parking demand.” Orono’s newest community landmark, located on the corner of Main St. and Bennoch Rd., was built on the footprint of a burned-
down apartment building, necessitating the removal of truckloads of contaminated soil. The site also sloped steeply toward the Penobscot River, and is adjacent to a public walking trail. To provide the nearly 80 spaces the town was looking for, the parking lot had to be excavated and filled with engineered aggregate, held in place by a 474-foot by 30-foot retaining wall, buried 10 feet. Every design decision was made with the community in mind, Monyok says — from the color of the retaining wall to the outdoor LED lighting, designed by WBRC
The public plaza features a sculpture by Teng Shan Chi, called “Dragon.”
Aerial view UCU’s new facility / photo by Butch Moor
with radiant heat tubing to promote snow melt — a definite plus during the recent New England winter. The 18,212sf building serves as UCU’s corporate headquarters, including administrative offices, business account services, and eBranch. It also includes a
Matthew Walsh and Orono town planner Evan Richert. As a team, solving the 3D puzzle, and creating a multifaceted anchor property in downtown Orono, adds up to what Paul Brody calls “a highly rewarding project.” Paul Monyok agrees. “It’s rewarding to help take a piece of property that was underutilized,” he says, “and help turn it into something that will last long after we’re gone.”
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Salem, MA – Abbot Building Restoration of Boston recently completed the historic restoration of the exterior façades of the Philips Library & Plummer Hall at the Peabody Essex Museum located in the Essex Institute Historic District in Salem. The most significant feature of the project was the complete disassembly and replacement of the library entrance portico. The deteriorated fluted columns and capitals were removed, matching columns and capitals were fabricated, new perimeter dentil band stones were installed, and the portico was rebuilt to match the original. In addition, the portico ceiling was framed in wood and a new roof was installed.
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The project also consisted of the following components: • Repointing all of the brick masonry. • Removal and replacement of the ornamental brownstone on the building façades using fabricated precast colored stone to match the brownstone. • Historic restoration of the wood windows. • Historic replication/replacement of the windows on Plummer Hall. Philips Library is a rare books and special collections library best known for holding the original 1692 Salem witchcraft papers and the early works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Philips Library Reading Room is located in Plummer Hall.
facility. Work also included heat and the addition of energy-saving insulated metal panel siding, plumbing, roofing, painting, and the installation of overhead doors. Jewett also has contracted with Commonwealth Motors for the renovation of its Volkswagen dealership in Lawrence, also designed by the team of O’Sullivan Architects and Summit Engineering. The project involves upgrading the existing metal roof with a Butler Buildings High Profile Metal over Metal Reroof System, as well as construction of a new 750sf service drive — enclosing the canopy at the entrance to the service garage and adding a foundation, slab, walls, a tiled floor area, a new overhead door, roofing and windows, and new lighting and heating. These projects mark the fifth and sixth projects Jewett has undertaken for Commonwealth Motors.
Shawmut Completes BC Renovation Beacon Completes Mt. Ida Project
The newly renovated St. Mary’s Hall Chapel / Photo : Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction announced the completion of Boston College’s St. Mary’s Hall. Located in the heart of the campus on historic Linden Lane, the multi-functional building’s 115,000sf renovation spanned two years. The project incorporated new construction and careful historic preservation methods combined with the use of the latest technology and building information modeling (BIM) expertise. Shawmut worked with designer DiMella Shaffer and McGinley Kalsow Associates to make sure that the end result integrated seamlessly with Boston College’s master plan. One of the college’s original buildings, St. Mary’s Hall required both interior and exterior renovations, as well as
structural improvements. Shawmut’s interior work included improvements to the historic Jesuit living quarters and St. Mary’s Chapel, as well as the creation of new offices, conference spaces, and an underground parking garage. The team also removed and replaced over 15,000 cast-stone elements, including sculptures and custom components. To refresh the building’s exterior, Shawmut installed 300 new windows and new Ludiwici tile roofing.
Carlson Hall / photo by Siri Blanchette of Blind Dog Photo
Newton, MA – Beacon Architectural Associates of Boston recently completed a project at Mount Ida College that was both a renovation and addition to an existing building. Beacon converted Carlson Hall, an underutilized building on the Mount Ida campus, into a striking 280-seat dining hall with a retail center, café, and lounge with a variety of dining and seating options for students, faculty, and visitors. Structure Tone was the general contractor for the project. A new athletic center is a 4,000sf 1 9/25/2014 1:59:20 PM addition High_Profile_Advertisement.ai to the existing athletic facility. The addition is encased in glass and
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Claremont, NH – North Branch Construction, Inc. of Concord has completed the installation of new fire protection sprinkler systems in the historic Ton-Tine House and Grist Mill buildings at Sugar River Mills in Claremont, for the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH). In addition to the sprinkler and fire alarm work, North Branch completed improvements to the thermal envelope of
the building in various locations to correct air infiltration through the weathered stone and brick walls, not uncommon in mill buildings. Working cooperatively with Sugar River staff and tenants, the project was able to be completed ahead of schedule. North Branch previously completed a renovation to over 162 units at Sugar River Mills in 2012.
Walpole, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) recently began renovation and new construction projects at New Pond Village, an assisted living facility located at 180 Main Street in Walpole. These projects — a renovation of common area and the new construction of five super luxury units in the independent living wing — represent the 12th consecutive year South Coast Improvement has done work for New Pond Village, a facility owned by Brightview Assisted Living Property of Baltimore, Maryland. Past South Coast Improvement projects at New Hope Village have included a complete building envelope renovation, a
rebuild of 142 decks, an installation of a new HVAC system while fully occupied, new independent care lobby and common area, multiple resident unit upgrades, and a complete lobby renovation. New Pond Village is one of the premier senior living facilities in Massachusetts and we are very pleased to be working with them again this year in providing renovations” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement. “Over the years there are very few areas of 300,000-plus square-foot facilities we have not renovated. New Hope Village is a great facility and the management there is top notch.”
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Nashua, NH – KBE Building Corp. has completed construction of Nashua’s newest Pier 1 Imports store.
KBE served as general contractor for the $1.04 million project, which encompassed the demolition of the existing Michael’s store at 226 Daniel Webster Highway, new construction of the 9,000sf Pier 1 Imports store, and 2,035sf of additional space. Designed by Weber & Associates, the scope included new electric, plumbing, ductwork, and HVAC; new sign and storefront; new dividing walls; and tenant finishes.
Dacon Completes Mama Rosie’s Moody’s The Backroom
Waltham, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction recently completed Moody’s The Backroom located at 468 Moody Street in Waltham. Opened on April 8, the high-end restaurant underwent a 2,200sf interior fit-out to accommodate a new wine bar and fully operational charcuterie. Shawmut’s scope of work on the 50seat wine bar included the installation of a limestone feature wall, 200 hundredyear-old wooden beams the team found and salvaged, hand-blown custom light fixtures from California, and sliding steel-plated butcher bathroom doors. To
help create the French aesthetic, Shawmut worked with Le Panyol to install and build the centerpiece: a wood-fired brick oven. The team built the oven on-site, brick by brick, and covered it with a ceramic clay dome with a copper finish overlay. To enhance the authenticity of the space, the bricks were sourced for the oven from a vineyard in the Rhone Valley of southern France and the limestone for the 30-by14-foot feature wall from a French abbey. The team included designer MGa and architect Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates. Inc.
Woburn, MA – Dacon recently completed construction on a 10,100sf cold storage expansion project for Mama Rosie’s, a producer of specialty frozen pasta products on State Street. The expansion included construction of 3,200sf of freezer storage, a 3,700sf refrigerated dock, and 3,200sf of dry storage. Dacon, with the assistance of real estate professional Paul Delaney of Cresa Boston, helped Mama Rosie’s with the site selection and building evaluation process to locate a site that would accommodate future expansion plans. Dacon’s design-build construction management team expanded the facility’s finished product storage capacity and performed renovations to the existing building to
facilitate future manufacturing operations expansions. The freezer features an underground glycol warming system designed to prevent heaving of the ground beneath the concrete slab. The building features a 40-ft. clear height at the storage sections and the exterior walls were constructed with 5-inch insulated composite metal wall panel. Mama Rosie’s premium products are manufactured on machines that simulate authentic hand-rolled pasta. Other processes for manufacturing ravioli dough include extrusion, which strips the dough of its light, delicate textures and home-style taste. Mama Rosie’s is headquartered in Charlestown.
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Lobby Exterior of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building / photo: Ben Johnson, Shawmut Design and Construction
Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and elected officials on April 25 for the grand opening of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in the heart of Dudley Square. The $125 million state-of-the-art facility is the new home of the Boston Public Schools headquarters and is the largest capital building project the city of Boston has
managed since the construction of Boston City Hall. The project required renovation and new construction of a 215,000sf, six-story municipal office facility as well as community spaces for events, an innovation center, and 18,000sf of ground-floor retail space. The city selected Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction as the
Jackson went on to thank Shawmut for “doing it the right way” by employing residents of Roxbury and completing the project on time and on budget. Shawmut was tasked with preserving and restoring three historic structures to create a triangle of historic façades connected by new construction. The firm worked closely with the Boston Landmarks Commission and Massachusetts Historical Commission to ensure the new building harmonized with the original materials, which
included early 20th-century brick, a limestone Baroque and Renaissance Revival structure, and an 1895 terra cotta façade. Shawmut was also able to ensure efficiency and quality throughout every step of the project by utilizing building information modeling (BIM) technology. The project was overseen by the city of Boston’s Property and Construction Management Department in collaboration with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and PMA Consultants. The design team was a joint venture between Sasaki Associates from Watertown and Mecanoo from the Netherlands.
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Sustainable Solar Development of Closed Landfill continued from page 19 (SRECs). We supported the project throughout construction and certified civil aspects of the solar development construction on the closed landfill. The resulting 6 MW PV facility at the Shaffer Landfill Superfund Site, consisting of about 20,000 PV panels, was completed in June 2014 and is the largest solar installation to date in Massachusetts. To our knowledge, it’s also the largest to be constructed on a Superfund site in the U.S. It is expected to play a major role in helping to increase the supply of dependable and renewable energy in the commonwealth. Geosyntec’s clients obtained an agreement with the local electric utility to supply power from
the project to the grid, providing about $3 million in tax revenue in the form of energy credits to the town of Billerica. What may be the first of many awards that the project will win, the electrician on the project, Interstate Electrical Services, was recognized by the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors with two awards: an Excellence Award and a Green Award for its participation on the Shaffer Landfill project. This redevelopment of an old landfill has benefited many and is expected to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Chuck Raymond, CPSM, is marketing manager at Geosyntec Consultants in Acton, Mass.
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Laconia, NH – North Branch Construction of Concord has completed the erection of structural steel for the new administrative portions of the Laconia Central Fire Station on 848 North Main Street in Laconia. Design for the project is provided by Warrenstreet Architects of Concord. Concrete slabs, exterior metal framing, envelope systems, and light-gauge metalframed roof trusses will begin in the upcoming weeks. Construction includes the renovation of approximately 13,200sf of the
existing two-story CMU block and steel framed building and the addition of an approximately 13,000sf, twostory steel-framed building with brick and PVC trimmed façade to house new administrative offices, dormitory facilities, an emergency operations center training facility, and additional vehicle storage. The fire station remains in full service throughout the extensive renovations. Construction is on track to be complete by December.
Manchester, NH – Metro Walls has been contracted by Harvey Construction of Bedford to work on Plymouth State University’s (PSU) newest campus building.
According to campus officials, the new building, called the Active Living, Learn and Wellness (or ALLWell for short), will be the largest classroom on campus, at almost 108,000sf. Metro Walls is responsible for the construction of the exterior wall framing and the hanging and taping of all the drywall, creating a brand new athletic center, which, when completed, will double the size of Plymouth State University’s existing field house. “We are very pleased to work with Harvey Construction on this project for Plymouth State University,” said Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls.
Methuen Construction Expands Salem, NH – Methuen Construction Corporation, Inc. of Salem has announced the acquisition of a 170,000sf facility on approximately 37 acres in Plaistow. The company plans to move all three of its divisions (Methuen Construction, Summit Metal Fabricators, and Methuen Construction Facility Services) to the new facility this fall after extensive renovations that will begin immediately. The facility has six overhead bridge cranes, 26 roll-up doors, a rail siding, and
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Bedford, NH – The first phase of RiverWalk at Loon, a full-service destination resort designed by Berard Martel Architecture, Inc., of Bedford, is now under construction by owner/developer InnSeason Resorts of West Yarmouth, Mass. This first of three phases is at shell close-in stage (roof close-in started). The construction manager is Dan Hebert Inc. of Colebrook, N.H. The design team includes Hoyle Tanner Engineering of Manchester N.H. (civil+structural) and Hospitality Resources of Orlando Fla. (interiors). Inspired by earlier White Mountain grand hotels, the seven-floor facility will contain suites ranging from 400sf to 2,200sf. The guest experience will include restaurant, spa and health club facilities, retail and recreation offerings (inside
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Manchester, NH – PROCON, a design and construction management company, was a $10,000 sponsor of the Child and Family Services (CFS) SleepOut event that took place on Friday, March 20 to increase community awareness about the plight of homeless youth. Over $134,000 was raised to help stabilize and transform the lives of youth who become homeless. The event was held in Stanton Park in
downtown Manchester. On any given night, 300 youth are homeless in the Manchester area, and in a year’s time, over 1,500 runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth access Child and Family Services. CFS seeks to change the trajectory of these youth, providing them with the support and skills they need to live safe and productive lives. “Working together with Child and Family Services, PROCON is committed to making a positive difference in our community,” stated Mark Stebbins, owner and CEO of the company. Steve Kanavich, a project estimator with PROCON, joined community leaders in participating in the SleepOut, an overnight stay in the park across from the Radisson Inn Manchester in freezing cold temperatures. “It was the best night sleep I have had in a long time,” he says.
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Stamford, CT – A.P. Construction, a construction management and general contracting firm, based in Stamford, is currently rebuilding and adding on to the White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., just north of New York City. This marks the second project that the company has completed for the hospital. This $20 million project involves the construction of a new 38,000sf office building adjacent to the existing Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center located on the hospital campus and significantly overhauling the first floor, front lobby, and façade of the cancer treatment center itself. Currently on schedule and expected to be completed in the fall of 2015, this six-story building will connect on three levels to the cancer center and more than double the size of the hospital’s cancer facility to 70,000sf. Additional work includes new examination and treatment rooms, offices, conference rooms, restrooms, and amenities spaces. A new pharmacy will be constructed in the basement of the new medical office building. The project will feature a new two-story structural glass vestibule and a suspended porte-cochere, and landscaped areas surrounding the project. An existing four-story brick building was removed from the site at the location of the new structure. Space constraints and logistics are a few of the more challenging aspects of this project, according to Nick Everett, executive vice president of A.P. Construction. “It’s a fairly large hospital,” Everett says. “Obviously, we are impacting them in terms of traffic, parking, and working during the hospitals 24×7 operations, but with
careful preconstruction and site logistics planning, the construction is going smoothly.” Over the past 20 years, A.P. Construction has completed over $100 million in healthcare construction projects in Connecticut and New York. All of their employees who work on healthcare projects are Certified Healthcare Constructors (CHC). This certification qualifies you as highly capable and shows that you understand the attention to detail necessary for optimal patient care. A.P. Construction’s previous project completed for White Plains Hospital entailed a $2.1 million, 16,000sf physical therapy and rehabilitation outpatient facility in Rye Brook, N.Y. Also in Westchester County, the company completed a 31,000sf, $3.3 million renovation for The North Westchester Hospital at Chappaqua Crossing in Chappaqua, N.Y. and a $6.7 million project constructing 50,000sf of medical office space for WestMed in Rye, N.Y. Specializing in hospital renovations, outpatient care facilities, and special needs housing for the elderly, A.P. Construction has completed a diverse range of projects that include intensive care units, operating rooms, clinical laboratories, cardiovascular care units, central processing areas, and post anesthesia care units. The company’s construction management services for healthcare work typically includes: budgeting, value engineering, subcontractor bid and award, safety and logistical planning, prepurchase program, scheduling, phasing, and construction.
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The idea of taking on a brownfield site for redevelopment can be intimidating, especially for developers who don’t have experience remediating contaminated land. However, the term Warren Kirshenbaum “brownfield” when describing a property does not need to conjure up the daunting image of a Superfund level cleanup. There is no one “face” of a brownfield site. In fact, many eligible brownfield sites are actually old factories or mills, common to towns and cities across Massachusetts. As a developer, these sites carry promise, both as residential, retail, mixed-use, or industrial projects. There is a procedure to follow, so let’s navigate through the process.
eligible remediation expenses. The BTC is limited to commercial sites in economically distressed areas (2/3 of Massachusetts), where the claimant did not cause the contamination and spends more than 15% of the property’s assessed value on remediation. The BTC is only available postremediation, i.e., when a Permanent Solution or Remedy Operation Status has been achieved, and cannot, therefore, assist with predevelopment funding. Financing sources such as grants, state-backed low-interest funding, or environmental insurance that could satisfy a construction lender are available. Obtaining bridge financing against the tax credits for predevelopment use is a difficult proposition, as the commonwealth’s approval of the BTC is a long process, and an inexact science. However, prefunding
...the term “brownfield” when describing a property does not need to conjure up the daunting image of a Superfund level cleanup. There is no one “face” of a brownfield site. In fact, many eligible brownfield sites are actually old factories or mills, common to towns and cities across Massachusetts.
As a developer taking on a brownfield redevelopment, the most important step you can take to ensure success is to build a knowledgeable brownfield redevelopment team. You will need to engage a licensed site professional (LSP), who is a geotechnical expert mandated by the commonwealth to act on behalf of the DEP to develop, implement, and execute a remediation plan. The LSP will engage a testing company, soil disposal contractors, demolition experts (if necessary), and should work together with the general contractor, architect, engineers, and other site professionals to coordinate the remediation element of the project. As there are available tax credits for the remediation work, bringing in your tax credit consultant at this stage is helpful in terms of advice on setting up the remediation expenditures in order to maximize the available tax credits. The tax credit referred to here is the Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit (BTC), which is a transferable tax credit that covers either 25% or 50% of your
of state tax credits could be possible if you engage an inventive consultant. If the project is eligible for other types of tax credits, for example, if you are performing an adaptive reuse of a historic property or are building multifamily housing with an affordable component, these tax credits may be used in conjunction with the BTC, resulting in maximum tax credit savings. However, incorporating your tax credit equity into the capital stack while respecting all the covenants and provisions of the transaction’s documentation is certainly a challenge. That is why it is so important to have a knowledgeable tax credit consultant on your team. The bottom line for brownfield redevelopment is that when structured properly it is an attainable and financially rewarding endeavor. The key to success for brownfield sites is putting together a team of knowledgeable experts to navigate the redevelopment landscape with you. Warren Kirshenbaum is founder and president of Cherrytree Group, LLC.
conduct leaves a lasting legacy. Concord, NH – Attorney He is a master of finding practiRichard Uchida, partner at Hinckley Allen, has been cal solutions to problems through named as the recipient of the dialogue and compromise rather 19th annual New Hampshire than litigation.” Construction Industry Ethics Uchida’s list of professional Award. and community activities and During his 30-year career, honors is considerable, and Uchida has concentrated in includes adjunct professor at Richard Uchida real estate matters, including UNH School of Law, N.H. commercial and residential Judicial Council member, co-chair real estate development; real estate N.H. Supreme Court Access to Justice and business acquisitions and sales’ Commission, former president of the N.H. general business representation; advice Bar Association, member of the N.H. Bar and counseling; zoning and planning, Association Ethics Committee, vice chair including governmental permitting and of the Colby College board of trustees, approvals; and general commercial former trustee of the UNH School of litigation. Law, director of the Capitol Center for According to Concord Mayor Jim Bouthe Arts, and numerous honors from the ley, who has worked with him on dozens legal profession. He is also a much sought of projects, “Mr. Uchida is a consummate professional who understands that one’s after lecturer.
Dacon Completes Space for Evoqua Tewksbury, MA – Dacon Corporation, along with Diversified Project Management (DPM), recently completed a 66,000sf office/warehousing/production space for Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, a developer and manufacturer of water purification equipment, at 558 Clark Road in Tewksbury. Evoqua has manufacturing, warehousing, research, and development spaces in Lowell, and this manufacturing project consolidates these function groups into a single building, allowing it to improve upon production and logistics processes. This project is a renovation of a circa 2003, approximately 88,000sf facility built for a beverage distributor. Evoqua will be using approximately 66,000sf,
and will be planning to use this space for office functions, warehousing, production, and assembly progressively over the lease term. DPM of Newton was the owner’s representative working directly for Evoqua, and the consulting firm of ARGO was retained to provide a facility layout with equipment loads to facilitate the design work. Dacon Corporation, the Natick-based design-build firm, worked with the project team in developing the process layout and process systems, including water treatment and discharge means and methods. MEP systems were developed by design-build subcontractors. Evoqua took occupancy of the entire facility on April 15.
Landscape Resilience and the Surging Sea continued from page 14 the rising tides. The landscape design played a major role in creating this barrier by creating a series of outdoor spaces that use subtle changes in elevation and permeability to slow the energy of a potential storm surge. The sequence of spaces begins at the cantilevered Harborwalk. The lowest point in the site design, this structure was engineered to allow water to pass through during periods of likely submersion. Use of a permeable edge protects the Harborwalk from the types of catastrophic failure seen in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina while dissipating the energy of the waves as they move towards the building. Between the Harborwalk and building, the landscape design subtly steps upward through a series of terraces
and planting masses. By stepping the landscape, Copley Wolff Design Group’s landscape design not only addresses major practical challenges of designing for sea-level rise, it also complies with the American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) with the integration of ramps, sloped walks, and stairs. Durable paving materials and a palette of salt-water tolerant plant materials were selected to mitigate damage during periods of major flooding. The complexity of the design was recently recognized by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded the project a 2015 Honor Award for Commercial and Institutional Design. Andrew Arbaugh is a landscape designer at Copley Wolff Design Group in Boston.
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Marlborough, MA – Universal Window and Door provided windows for seven of the historic restoration projects recently honored with the 2015 Paul E. Tsongas Award. Universal supplied windows that allowed nearly a quarter of the 30 honorees to restore the historic character of the original buildings to their projects, including: • Ames Shovel Works, a 19th century industrial complex consisting of seven granite buildings constructed between 1852 and 1885 that were converted into 113 apartments. • Lowell Community Health Center in Lowell, which was transformed from a pair of late 18th century buildings into a 100,000sf medical facility.
• Washington Park in Roxbury, an eightbuilding, 96-unit apartment community originally constructed in 1928. • The Rice Silk Mill Apartments in Pittsfield, built in 1874 and converted into 45 mixed-income units. • 110 Canal Street of the Hamilton Canal District in Lowell, a former textile manufacturing plant built in 1920 and redeveloped into 55,000sf of office space. • Ames Privilege Apartments in Chicopee, a former Civil War foundry that made swords and cannons, that was converted into 134 apartment units. • The former Boston Printing Press Building & Boston Police Station No. 1 in Boston’s North End, that were reimagined as the 65,000sf North Bennet Street School. “Being a part of so many projects that were recognized by Preservation Massachusetts is a tremendous source of pride for our employees as well as a testament to our growing reputation among developers and construction firms as the go-to window manufacturer for historic renovation projects,” said Tony Muraco, president and CEO of Universal Window and Door.
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Newton, MA – IIDA New England recently hosted its 2015 Interior Design Awards recognizing not just the design team, but also the client, contractor, broker, developer, vendor, and consultant. Commodore Builders’ Havas/Arnold Worldwide build-out project was the recipient for the “Office over 80,000 SF” award. This was a prestigious win for the entire project team, which included Sasaki Associates, Fort Point Management, Commodore Builders, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, and RG Vanderweil Engineers.
Located at 10 Summer Street in Boston, the 116,000sf build-out took place on floors five through eight of the eightstory historic Burnham Building. This was a challenging project that included a prominent monumental stair, four new connecting stairs, and a mezzanine space. All new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were installed to create a modern and efficient office space on the inside, while maintaining the historic exterior façade of the original building. Various materials from the historic Burnham Building were salvaged and repurposed as design elements of the new space. Antique windows were used as architectural elements and blended with other reclaimed, industrial style finishes such as the exposed galvanized metal wall panels, stacked dimensional lumber wall applications, parged concrete wall finishes, and sealed concrete floors. The monumental staircase connecting the seventh and eighth floors provides a focal point for the space, giving employees access to a central collaboration area. The style of the staircase complements its surrounding area by incorporating reclaimed wood treads, steel cable balusters, and metal railings.
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tion of The Wyeth Cambridge, previously home to The Saint John School, an essential piece of North Cambridge life for over 100 years. After nearly a decade of neglect, Broder Properties LLC of Boston undertook a two-year project to convert the properties into a beautifully landscaped 63-unit luxury residential campus. The scope of Abbot’s work included cleaning of the brick, repointing of the brick joints, and caulking the windows and doors after installation. Significantly, Abbot had new pre-cast stones fabricated to match the original stones in color and texture, and researched and located a new brick that matched the original brick. The award was presented at the 22nd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards dinner, which honors the best work performed by the more than 400 members of the construction trade group.
Jones is Young Professional of 2014 For ACEC MA city of Chicopee, she provided Westfield, MA – The American Council of Engineering construction administration and Companies of Massachusetts observation, research and anal(ACEC/MA) recently named ysis for the first paving project Christina Jones, a project in Massachusetts to implement engineer in Tighe & Bond’s cutting-edge intelligent compacWestfield office, the recipient tion technology. The result was a of the 2014 ACEC/MA Young more streamlined, cost-efficient Professional of the Year Award. paving process, and better qualiThe recognition took place Christina Jones ty pavement that is slated to have during ACEC/MA’s Engineering a longer life. Excellence and Awards Gala in March at Jones is also developing an Integrated the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Management Plan for Chicopee, and Each year this competitive award for two of Connecticut’s major water recognizes the accomplishments of one suppliers, she has developed hydraulic engineer, 30 years or younger, based on models of critical water reservoirs to their work and its societal impact. assess the impact of new fish habitat Jones, who is a licensed engineer friendly streamflow regulations on in Massachusetts, was recognized for reservoir management. This research achieving significant successes within enabled her to assist with reservoir just five years of launching her civil and management decisions. environmental engineering career. For the
Fitzgerald Receives IIDA NE Award Cambridge, MA – Marie Fitzgerald of SMMA has been named as the 2015 recipient of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Leadership Award, the highest individual honor bestowed by the New England Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. Her notable achievements at SMMA include creating the firm’s interiors studio — growing the group from a small support service to a team of 19 professionals known for ingenuity, creativity, and humor. She leads the overall business
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Maynard, MA – JM Coull announced that project executives Josh Brandt and Dan Cobb; superintendents Larry Mercier and Dave Simmons, and project manager Matt LaVangie attended a two-day training course to earn their Health Care Construction Certificates from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association. ASHE certification demonstrates knowledge and understanding of best construction practices to protect patients from potentially life-threatening irritants and contaminants during active construction projects. “Congratulations to all five on their ASHE certification and their continued commitment to excellence and safety,”
said Christopher Oldman, COO and executive vice president responsible for the company’s safety training program that has earned numerous awards. Most notable is LaVangie JM Coull’s four consecutive Diamond Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Diamond is the highest level of safety that can be attained by contractors through ABC. JM Coull was the first contractor in New England to receive this honor.
Frank Wuest Joins Marcus Boston – Marcus Partners Wuest was a longtime principal announced that Frank Wuest with AEW Capital Management will join the firm as a principal and Copley Real Estate with a focus on acquisitions and Advisors, where he had extensive redevelopment. experience in acquisitions, He has been responsible for development, asset management, the acquisition, development, and investment sales. sale, or financing of more than $8 Wuest serves as the vice chair billion of real estate, including of the advisory board of the office, industrial, residential, Wuest Boston District Council of the retail, and mixed-use properties. Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is on the He joins Marcus Partners from Forest board of directors of the Mass. Chapter of City Enterprises, where he was president the Commercial Real Estate Development of the company’s Boston office. Association (NAIOP). Prior to joining Forest City in 2004,
Acella Promotes Krista Evans Norwell, MA – Acella Construction Managers recently promoted Krista Evans to the position of assistant project manager. In her new role, Evans assists senior project managers by running project meetings; creating submittals; writing contracts, change orders, cost to complete reports, and requisitions; and processing invoices.
Current projects she is assisting on include Northeastern University’s 271 Huntington Avenue and select suites within Building 5 at MIT. She is also assisting on other smaller projects that are ending and starting up at both universities. Evans joined Acella in 2012 as a project coordinator.
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Westford, MA – Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc. of Westford recently promoted two key staff members in its developer client service area. Stan Sadkowski, P.E., and Kevin Stetson, P.E., both were named vice presidents of the firm on March 10. Sadkowski not only has performed
as one of the firm’s top geotechnical engineers, he has become a leader in business development and client service. Tricia Pinto, Sanborn Head’s developer client service area leader, says, “He is thinking about our clients night and day and what he can do better for them.” Sadkowski will manage the newest office opening in Boston at the beginning of May. Stetson is a geotechnical engineer known for his unique solutions to difficult site and project challenges in urban settings. “If a client runs into challenges onsite, Kevin typically gets a call,” says Sadkowski, who has worked beside Stetson for 11 years.
Krebs Leads Winthrop Square Dev. Boston – Trans National National Tower. Properties (TNP) announced that Prior to joining TNP, Krebs Justin Krebs has joined TNP as managed Normandy’s highly executive vice president. successful ownership and repoKrebs, who most recently was sitioning of the John Hancock the partner in charge of NormanTower. In addition, he was redy Real Estate Partners Boston & sponsible for the permitting and New England offices, joins TNP codevelopment of the 378-unit to expand its real estate investTroy residential project in the ment and development platform, South End, along with the hisKrebs and to lead the development team toric redevelopment of the Ames working on the proposed 740-foot Trans Building into a boutique hotel.
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Bloomfield, CT – BVH Integrated Services, P.C. announced that Richard A. Metcalf has joined the firm as a project manager based in its Newton, Mass. office. He is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience, including work in the commercial, educational, and municipal markets. He is currently managing BVH’s mechanical and electrical design of the United Technologies Research Center’s renovation and expansion project in East Hartford, Conn. BVH Integrated Services, P.C. is a multidisciplined engineering firm with offices in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Erland Appoints Two Executives
Burlington, MA – Erland Construction recently announced that Joel McCarthy and James Wrisley have joined the
organization as project executives. McCarthy has been in the construction industry for 15 years, most recently with Windover Construction and Shawmut Design and Construction. As a project executive, he will provide overall management and support to project teams primarily in the Connecticut region. James Wrisley has more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry, most recently with Bond Brothers and Suffolk Construction. He will bring his project management expertise to Erland’s residential group.
Topolewski Joins BLFR Safety • Integrity • Longevity
Hyannis, MA – Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects (BLFR) announced that Rodney Topolewski has recently joined its staff as a project architect and project manager. In his new position, he will be responsible for designing and managing various projects for financial institutions and other commercial clients. Topolewski has more than
17 years of experience working as an architectural designer. He has worked on a variety of building types including retail banking, credit unions, multiuse office buildings, and general commercial projects. He most recently worked as an architect at DRL & Associates Inc. in Weymouth.
Hayes Promoted to COO Boston – BOND recently announced the promotion of Executive Vice President Frank Hayes to the position of chief operating officer. In this newly established role, he will spearhead numerous corporate initiatives for the firm, including its people strategies, plan for continued regional expansion, best-in-class project delivery,
state-of-the-art technology platforms and procedures, and overall operational excellence. With more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Hayes has held leadership positions in both construction and institutional settings. He formerly served as the chief of operations for Harvard Business School.
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operation of green buildings. At Epsilon, Raymond will strengthen the ability to provide greenhouse gas, energyefficiency, and sustainability analyses in support of National Environmental Policy Act and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act filings for commercial real estate, energy, and other projects.
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Boston – MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health recently welcomed three new team members to its Boston office: Dieter Gartner is an experienced healthcare and lab designer who joins MorrisSwitzer from JACA Architects. He has over 20 years of planning and design experience.Gartner will be working in the Boston office as a senior project manager.
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Portland, ME – WBRC Architects • Engineers has announced the hire of architect Jocelyn Hoppe Boothe, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate. She brings global healthcare design and project management experience to WBRC clients. As a recent senior designer at RTKL Associates in Washington D.C., she led architectural and technical teams on deadline-intensive healthcare projects ranging from 38,000sf to 4 million sf, in the U.S. and Middle East. She will be based in the firm’s Portland, Maine office.
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Dunn Promoted to Vice President
Auburn, MA – David White announced that Kim Dunn has been promoted to vice president of shared services for R.H. White Companies. She has gained the respect of employees and leaders for the work she has done in organizing and developing the human resources and safety organizations into true service providers. She joined the firm in November of 2008 and since that time has held the position of director of human resources.
Sound Seal Hires Two
Agawam, MA – Sound Seal, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of acoustical and noise control products, recently hired Dale Asp to serve as the Western regional business development manager for its Impacta division of
acoustical floor underlayments. He comes with over 22 years of field sales and channel management experience in the flooring industry. He has held management positions at several industry-relevant organizations. Sound Seal also hired Teri Douglas to serve as the distributor sales and marketing manager for its Impacta division of acoustical floor underlayments She has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience and channel management, and has held sales and marketing positions at several industry organizations, including the safety division of Cyalume Technologies and Guitar Academy.
Mussoni Joins USI
Marlborough, MA – United Solutions Inc. (USI), a provider of software solutions designed for the construction, real estate, and property management industries, announced that Lisa Mussoni has joined the company as a Sage 100 Contractor consultant. Prior to joining the USI team, Mussoni was self-employed and managed her own accounting firm. This experience followed close to a decade spent working in the banking and finance sectors, where she held positions including branch manager and financial advisor.
Bernard / photo: KBE Building Corp.
Leo / photo: KBE Building Corp.
Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation is adding key project staff to its Northeast operations, with the recent hire of two new project managers, Simon Bernard and Robert Leo, and a new safety and quality control manager, Brian Patenaude. Bernard has 20 years of experience as
a project manager in retail, higher education, K-12 schools, and healthcare markets, and 10 years as carpenter foreman. Leo, a certified land distributor, has Patenaude / photo: 29 years of construcKBE Building Corp. tion industry experience in hospitality, retail, and senior living markets. Patenaude, a certified EIFS professional and AWS welding inspector, has 41 years of construction industry experience in retail, higher education, and hospitality markets, including Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and Marriott Hotels.
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