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Conceptual design of new Clinical Care Tower at Boston Childrenâ€™s Hospital / image courtesy Shepley Bulfinch Architects / page 17
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Autodesk, the $2.3 billion software company, is welcoming a new tool to its BIM 360 product family – BIM 360 Plan, a new web service and mobile app that aims to simplify the Michael Barnes construction production planning process. The planning software incorporates Lean Construction practices with an easy-to-use, highly visual interface. High-Profile recently attended the first ever Autodesk AEC Media Summit at 23 Drydock St., the location of its new innovation lab that also will house about 200 Autodesk employees who currently work in Waltham. The news is that the technology renders faster, and software is now subscription-based making them more affordable for smaller contractors. We also attended the recent NAIOP event “Repositioning for Suburban Success.” Andy Majewski, CBRE | New England moderated the panel including Jonathan Davis, The Davis Companies; Bryan Koop, Boston Properties; Marc Margulies, Margulies Perruzzi Architects and Albert Plans, Vistaprint. More NAIOP events are listed on the HP calendar page 58.
The 400 guests at Bisnow’s 4th Annual Seaport Summit learned that there are billions in untapped development financing available through a program used extensively elsewhere: EB-5. From the EB-5 Alliance. According to Vivien Li, president, Boston Harbor Association, infrastructure will be needed even in the unlikely event that the plan for a $1.3B convention center expansion doesn’t go forward. There will be development of some type on the parcels now planned for the new convention center space and there must be infrastructure—roads, bridges, tunnels and mass transit—to support that. Also
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GBPCA Names Cannistraro President Boston – J.C. Cannistraro, organization leader and board LLC announced that company member for more than five CFO Joe Cannistraro has been years and begins his two-year elected president of the Greater term in May. As president, he Boston Plumbing Contractors will collaborate with the New Association (GBPCA). England Mechanical Contractors Formerly known as the Association (NEMCA) and PHCC of Greater Boston, the PHCC of Massachusetts to give a organization works to promote strong voice to the plumbing union plumbing organizations industry, and serve as a Joe Cannistraro in and around the city of representative for management Boston, as well as provide annual training during collective bargaining and laborand scholarships to member companies. related negotiations that impact the organization and its members. Cannistraro has been an active
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CannonDesign Launches Studio Names Schonour as Leader Boston – CannonDesign (CD), a global architecture and engineering firm, announced the formalization of its Lighting Design Studio comprised of a team of lighting designers located in its Boston, Chicago, and Grand Island, New York offices. Boston-based associate vice president Sara Schonour, LC, Sara Schonour Associate IALD, LEED AP, will lead the Lighting Design Studio. She will ensure the contribution of integrated, inspired lighting design to the entire range of the firm’s project markets. In addition, she will spearhead business development efforts and manage the growth of the studio as she champions this specialized service. “Over the years, Sara has demonstrated the talent, passion, and leadership skills that make her the perfect choice to lead this practice area,” said Robin Cibrano, East Region director at CannonDesign. “Lighting plays an essential role in architecture and the experience of space, so including lighting design as a specialty service for the firm is a natural fit,” said
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St. Clare-Newport Breaks Ground
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Newport, RI – St. Clare-Newport recently broke ground on Phase 1 of its $21 million expansion and renovation project. On hand for the festivities were Bishop Thomas Tobin, Governor Gina Raimondo, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, and Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano. Once completed, the skilled nursing facility will total 60 beds, with all private rooms and bathrooms arranged in a household model of care. Additionally, 40 apartments of assisted and independent living will be available, as will an adult day health program. The restaurant-style dining room and lounge will feature
views of the harbor. A media room, fitness center, and spa are among some of the amenities that are being planned. The project team included owner, St. Clare-Newport; architect, Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects; contractor, Behan Bros, Inc.; project manager/development consultant, FJS Associates, Ltd.; structural, Yoder + Tidwell, LTD; civil, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, Wilkinson Associates; and electrical, Building Engineering Resources, Inc.
The New England Conservatory of Music Breaks Ground Boston – The New England Conservatory, the nation’s oldest independent school of music, broke ground on its $85 million student life and performance center, a hub for performance, practice, and residential living. Located in Boston’s Fenway, the conservatory offers undergraduate and graduate degree, continuing education, and preparatory programs for students nationwide. The center is the conservatory’s first new construction project in over 60 years. Designed by Ann Beha Architects, with Gensler as architect of record, the center offers orchestra and jazz rehearsal rooms, a black box opera theater, a music library and resource center, 250 student rooms and suites, a dining commons, and spaces for collaboration and practice. Performance facilities will serve students and faculty and welcome the community, continuing NEC’s long tradition of public outreach. Clad in variegated terra cotta tile, with broad expanses of glass, the 10-story building is distinctly contemporary, bridging NEC’s adjacent historic structures. The transparent threestory building base showcases NEC activities and performances, and with
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Boston – Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.’s Stan Sadkowski was proud to be part of the May 12 groundbreaking ceremony for the Boston Landing Station. Construction on the new commuter rail station near the Allston-Brighton line is officially under way. Sanborn, Head is working with NB Development Group to provide geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) compliance services, and construction administration services for the Boston Landing development. Boston Landing Station will provide a vital mass transit component to Allston/ Brighton, the western gateway of Boston. This station is part of a much larger
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Boston – Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm, announced the groundbreaking of the $150 million, nine-story, 170,000sf Boston University (BU) Center for Integrated Life Science & Engineering. Designed by Payette, an architectural design firm in Boston, the modern and sustainable facility will bring together life scientists, engineers, and physicians in a visionary research center with flexible research facilities for the multidisciplinary faculty and students. BU administrators and Boston city officials were joined by the design team and community members to mark the start of construction in May. “Boston University has emerged as a major private research university in a relatively short period of time, in the last few decades, and it was not by accident. It was by intentional design, much like
the design that went into this facility,” BU President Robert Brown said at the groundbreaking ceremony. Facilitating collaborative interdisciplinary research efforts for which adjacent space is essential, the center will be a major addition to BU’s physical infrastructure and will accommodate seven key areas of research: 1) photonics; 2) synthetic and systems biology; 3) systems neuroscience; 4) data science; 5) global health; 6) urban health; and 7) infectious disease. As part of the engineering design team, Arup is implementing smartbuilding techniques to achieve client goals of energy efficiency, sustainability, environmental protection, and end user comfort. Arup is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering, sustainability, and IT/ communications consulting.
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New Haven, CT – Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven will undergo a $17 million renovation led by construction manager KBE Building Corp. that broke ground at the job site on May 6. The 193,000sf project, designed by architect BL Companies, encompasses the following scope: renovation of existing building, new entrance feature, signage feature, and canopy, new exterior doors and interior partitions, roof patching, and exterior site work. The main floor of the building, which has already been stripped free of any of its former features, will be home to the
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Framingham, MA – A new residence hall designed by ARC/Architectural Resources, of Cambridge, is being constructed at Framingham State University. The 316-bed West Hall residence is an integral part of a phased campus renewal and expansion program addressing a 27% increase in the university’s student enrollment during the past five years. West Hall is expected to open in August 2016. The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) is financing and developing the 97,000sf project. Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is the construction manager. ARC consulted Stegman Associates on building programming, planning, and interior design.
West Hall is an all-suite residence life building, with 90 two-bedroom suites. Among its student amenities is a hotelstyle lobby with social and study spaces, a game room, a media lounge, and a large fireplace. “West Hall is designed to host an interactive and welcoming student life community, with shared lounges, kitchens, and study spaces forming distinct neighborhoods throughout the building,” said Robert Quigley, AIA, principal with ARC. Several sustainable design initiatives and energy-efficient lighting, mechanical, and HVAC systems are expected to earn the project a LEED Silver certification.
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New Bedford, MA – Fernandes Masonry has announced the apprentice students who graduated this year. They are: construction craft laborers Ronald Fajardo and Liceirio Reis and bricklayers Horacio Tavares, Nelson Soares, and Nelson Bulhoes.
Fernandes recently completed a $7 million masonry subcontract with Agostini-Bacon for Franklin High School in Franklin, and a $4 million masonry subcontract with Gilbane Building for the Essex Northshore Technical & Agricultural High School in Essex.
North Branch Begins Construction at UNH Holloway Commons
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Durham, NH – North Branch Construction of Concord has begun the fast-track expansion and renovation of Holloway Commons, the University of New Hampshire’s flagship dining hall. Design for the project is provided by Miller Dyer Spears, Inc. of Boston. Construction will include two new additions and extensive renovations to existing spaces on multiple floors.
The dining hall will close briefly for the summer season and will be reopened in the fall upon student return. Construction will continue while the building is occupied. The project focuses on increasing seat count and improving circulation patterns in the busy dining hall. Construction is expected to be complete next February.
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Cambridge, MA – Acentech’s Studio A has completed consulting services for a new academic building at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J. Founded in 1926, it is one of the world’s leading schools of music. Studio A provided architectural acoustics, audiovisual systems, and technology consulting for the Marion Beckelew Cullen Center, the first new building on the Westminster campus in nearly 40 years.
Studio A designed audiovisual systems for the Cullen Center, including classroom presentation systems that support choral recording, SmartBoard technology, and a large two-projector system designed for Hillman Performance Hall. A focal point of Studio A’s acoustics recommendations, the Hillman Performance Hall can accommodate a full concert choir of 220 singers. It was carefully designed with adequate volume, appropriate shape, suitable primary fin-
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Designing a hospice facility is a sacred assignment. It is not only a place to keep a terminal patient comfortable, it is also a place where patients and their families will visit, reminisce, comfort each other, and ultimately, say goodbye. Today, there is less focus on the clinical aspects of hospice care and greater understanding of the need to create a peaceful, nurturing environment for patients and families. This trend is encouraging small, well-appointed centers that focus on living, not the ending of life. Here are some key best practices in hospice house design:
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many cues from the hospitality industry as we do from acute care. Furniture should be plentiful and scalable; colors both cheerful and soothing. Acoustics need to accommodate privacy, so that resting patients won’t be disturbed by family visits in the next room. At the same time, a hospice room must also be able to accommodate the realities of palliative care. A lot can be accomplished by the use of movable furniture and equipment,
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well-designed storage options, and surfaces that are easy to keep clean, all within a well-considered layout. Patient rooms often include regional materials to create a sense of home, of the familiar, and hopefully to evoke positive memories. Links to Nature
Connection to the outdoors is something that has become important. This goes beyond designing rooms with access to
American culture has made great strides in bringing the dying process back to what it once was — a family-centered journey. Multiple generations will likely be at the bedside of hospice patients, and each has different needs. Everything a multi-generation family would need at their home — a kitchen, living room, bathrooms, TV, Internet access, even things like a high chair — should be in a hospice home. At Sussman House, a glassed-in den allows children to play, read, or watch TV safely, with acoustical separation from the main gathering room. Discretion and Sensitivity
Given the higher-than-normal percentage of deaths in a hospice setting, it is imperative to provide discreet methods for the removal of these patients postmortem. Strategies that keep this removal quiet and private must be part of the facility’s master plan. For example, a continued to page 38
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Boston – Shepley Bulfinch, a leader in pediatric healthcare design, has been selected to design the new clinical care
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largest in the hospital’s history. The Clinical Care Tower will address the hospital’s continuing growth in domestic and international patient volume and its delivery of high-level tertiary and quaternary care, adding facility space to improve patient flow and enable operational efficiencies for acute care, critical care, diagnostic, and other ancillary services on the core campus. This includes the replacement of multiple occupancy patient rooms with singlepatient rooms and the creation of a Heart Center of Excellence. The project is targeting completion in early 2020. “Designing the new Clinical Care Tower means not only meeting the hospital’s current needs,” said Uma Ramanathan, AIA, of Shepley Bulfinch, Principal in Charge of the project. “We also have to think about the next generation of pediatric clients and the future of pediatric medicine.” Boston Children’s Hospital is the preeminent pediatric hospital in the country and the pediatric teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School. The hospital’s relationship with Shepley Bulfinch dates back more than a century to the completion of the Hunnewell Building in 1914. Shepley Bulfinch prepared a Master
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Portsmouth, NH – The final vacant lot at 1900 Lafayatte Road (US Route 1) in the heart of Portsmouth’s office/ residential zoning district will soon be home to Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s new facility. The MSC division of TFMoran, Inc. received planning board approval in March for two new medical office buildings to be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 is currently under construction for the completion of this two-story, 21,000sf medical office building, that
includes a driveway accessing Lafayette Road and the rear service road that accesses the Lafayette West Industrial Park. Also included in Phase 1 are the bulk of pavement, utilities, landscaping, site lighting, and a comprehensive drainage plan including rain gardens, infiltration basins, and subsurface Phase 2 is the construction of a twostory, 20,000sf office building towards the rear portion of the lot, near the entrance of the service road. “The project required a lengthy and
challenging permitting process, as details related to stormwater drainage and the complete build-out of a service road connecting local businesses were vital components of the project,” explained John Lorden, PE, MSC’s senior project manager. Ultimately, stormwater drainage was allowed to connect to existing municipal storm drainage via a proposed service road. This connection of the service road located within the industrial park will provide additional access to local
roads and nearby businesses. In 1983, an easement was established allowing access and use to all abutting parcels. The service road will provide more direct access to Portsmouth Regional Hospital for doctors and patients, and also alleviate some traffic on the heavily traveled corridor, according to Lorden. BBL Medical Facilities and HCP Architects of Albany, N.Y. are constructing the facility via a design-build delivery system.
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Planning for an Uncertain Healthcare Future by Jason Costello
Uncertainty is a word used in every conversation around healthcare these days: uncertainty about reimbursement, technology, and where to invest capital for the long-term betterment of facilities. The Jason Costello discussions around the transition from fee-for-service to accountable care organizations, population health, and pay-for-value models, make investments in a brick-and-mortar hospital a very risky use of capital. Without a viable plan for future revenue sources — as they will be dramatically different from those that exist today — both the speed and timing of this transition are indeterminable. Healthcare systems and hospitals are responding to this uncertainty by diverting capital from brick-and-mortar hospital projects. Instead, hospitals are investing heavily in ambulatory facilities, acquisition of physician practices, utility and infrastructure upgrades, and procurement of information technology and investment in the expansion of
outpatient services including wellness centers, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, and the acquisition of new physician groups.
This shift in focus is three-fold: First, it seeks to limit the market share of the growing retail care market. Competition among CVS, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart has focused on the shortcomings of primary care services by providing care
hospital that are operating at or above capacity. Investing in an off-site urgent care or ambulatory surgery center provides the opportunity to relieve some of the strain of current volumes on aged and undersized emergency and surgery departments without the significant cost of construction on the hospital campus. Finally, the acquisition of new physician groups, along with their
experience, health systems are creating centralized outpatient facilities to share services and provide one-stop healthcare services. Modernization of the physical plant and infrastructure.
Hospitals are looking to invest money in capital projects that provide quantifiable return on investments. Investment in utility savings has an immediate
Uncertainty is a word used in every conversation around healthcare these days: uncertainty about reimbursement, technology, and where to invest capital for the long-term betterment of facilities. The discussions around the transition from fee-for-service to accountable care organizations, population health, and pay-for-value models, make investments in a brick-and-mortar hospital a very risky use of capital. off-hours without the cost of an emergency department (ED) visit. The expansion of outpatient services allows hospitals to keep their patients “in-system” to control cost and retain revenue. Seond, ambulatory services are targeted at departments within the
patients, provides a key investment as reimbursement shifts from fee-for-service to population health. Physician growth directly correlates to patient population volumes and involves the health system taking responsibility for the office leases. To improve efficiency and the patient
and measurable return, and hospital administrators focus on utility costs because it is a tangible line item that supports sustainability initiatives and affects the long-term cost of operations continued to page 26
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Retrofitting the Future of Healthcare by David Lee
Many new buildings are focusing on sustainability, with words like “green” and “eco-friendly” gaining traction with public opinion. We find ourselves often enamored with these marketable, David Lee energy-efficient new buildings and lose sight of the aging buildings that exist all around us. Considering that the majority of buildings we work, live, and play in are older, we should instead be focused on improving their performance. As buildings and systems age they degrade, malfunction, fall out of specification, or even change use. The effect of this performance degradation is poor thermal comfort, poor air quality, and wasted energy. Retrocommissioning is the process of surveying, adjusting, and fixing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in a building. This process not only helps restore systems to meet their operational intent, but assists owners and operators to make informed decisions on how they can optimize systems for their current needs. In some applications,
the observed performance issues pose little more than a nuisance; however, in others it may have a major impact on the environmental conditions and overall energy landscape. Healthcare is one of the sectors that can benefit greatly from retrocommissioning practices. Poor thermal comfort and poor air quality can seriously impact the quality
Healthcare is one of the sectors that can benefit greatly from retrocommissioning practices. of patient care at a hospital. Hospitals use up a significant amount of energy not only because of the research that they do, but because of the significant amount of air that they must condition. AIA ventilation guidelines for hospitals require 6 air changes per hour for most normal space types and between 12 and 25 air changes for specialty services and operating rooms, airflow that must be provided at all times. Compare that to a typical office which may require the equivalent flow of 4 air changes per hour at peak conditions,
and you can already start to see a large difference in energy usage. According to “Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks for Health Care Facilities Report,” published by IFMA in 2010, 49% of hospitals surveyed consist of multiple buildings, 44% are over 30 years old, and 75% have a central plant. What does this tell us about the hospital landscape in general? First, it tells us that hospitals are constantly growing and constantly trying to accommodate the increasing demand for quality care. What once was carried out in a single building has undergone multiple expansions and renovations. Having undergone many changes, sometimes the buildings may not be consistent with existing campus buildings and installed infrastructure. Controls, building condition, or even design intent for the HVAC systems may be different or may even have changed since they were installed. Second, it tells us that many of these hospitals are old. As buildings and systems age, performance degrades, dampers slip, valves start to stick, and sensors fall out of calibration. These issues contribute to systems that don’t perform properly and potentially waste energy.
Finally, it also indicates that the majority of hospitals have a central plant. ASHRAE-recommended service life for most large central plant equipment is between 20 and 25 years. If original equipment remains, chances are the facility can realize efficiency improvements with new equipment. Additionally, substantial controls improvements may be available since equipment was installed. These things combined will save energy for every BTU of energy generated for use across the hospital. Hospitals use a large amount of energy, and there is a significant opportunity to use retrocommissioning to save cost and energy due to many hospitals’ age, size, and sometimes segmented infrastructure. The good news is you don’t have to be a major energy user to benefit from the retrocommissioning process. Retrocommissioning will typically save 10% to 15% for older commercial buildings in their energy costs. This means that whether you are a large energy user or a small energy user, you can benefit from taking a second look at your facility. David Lee, PE, LEED AP BD&C, is an energy engineer at Vanderweil Engineers in Boston.
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Achieving Efficiency Through Energize Connecticut Programs by Roy W. Haller
A short-term rehabilitation center offering specialized medical services, Apple Rehab Laurel Woods recently engaged in a strategic plan to improve its overall energy performance. The company sought Roy Haller cost-effective measures to reduce energy usage and deliver long-term financial savings while enhancing the quality of care. With 26 locations in two states, Apple Rehab is Connecticut’s largest short-term rehabilitation company and prides itself on being progressive and forward thinking. Laurel Woods, the company’s East Haven location, completed an energy-efficiency overhaul on the 62,000sf complex, that houses physical, occupational, and speech language therapies, highly-skilled nursing care, and physician-driven programs. Collaborating with The United Illuminating Company (UI), an administrator of Energize Connecticut programs, Laurel Woods assessed opportunities to improve efficiencies of maintenance, design, and operation. Offering technical guidance and financial
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resources, UI helped develop a feasible plan of action that would positively affect Laurel Wood’s bottom line. High-impact improvements were identified and implemented throughout the 120-bed facility, including lighting and kitchen motor control upgrades. Through Energize Connecticut’s Small Business Energy Advantage program, Laurel Woods also was able to bring in an authorized contractor, JK Energy Solutions, to help assist throughout the installation process. The inefficient fluorescent lighting system of the entire complex was upgraded to high-efficiency LED technology. Longlasting LEDs not only require far less maintenance, but they use less energy,
yielding an estimated $22,000 annual energy savings for Laurel Woods. Outdated motor controls for the walk-in freezer and cooler units were upgraded, and kitchen exhaust hood ventilation controls were installed. The new control devices are able to monitor equipment usage and temperature and operate accordingly, eliminating constant operation, to create energy savings. Through the comprehensive lighting, heating, and refrigeration upgrades, Laurel Woods will gain an estimated $38,000 in annual energy savings with an expected two-year payback period for
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help cover some of the project costs. “We plan to reinvest the savings from these efforts directly back to patient care,” said Ben Schiano, administrator of Apple Rehab Laurel Woods. “For years to come, the savings can help us remain relevant in the rapidly changing healthcare environment, supporting new technology or better equipment.” Energize Connecticut programs assist healthcare providers, senior care communities, and assisted living facilities with energy-saving solutions that will translate into direct financial benefits. The custom approach to business sustainability ensures that efficiency steps taken will support a company’s core business goals and ensure high quality of care for patients. Energize Connecticut programs are part of an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the state, and local electric and gas utilities with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy efficiency programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877. WISE.USE. Roy W. Haller is director of commercial and industrial energy service programs at The United Illuminating Company.
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Rethinking Skilled Nursing and SNF Construction by William A. Nicholson
As the Great Recession is now behind us and the capital markets are showing renewed and increased interest in senior living and healthcare construction, it is appropriate William A. Nicholson to evaluate the future of the spectrum of senior living products, specifically skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). During the Great Recession, and now as we have moved out of it, the senior living and healthcare industry has experienced difficulties in many respects, while at the same time there have been silver linings. While the industry had faced a lack of construction financing, which seems to have recently turned the corner, increased costs of operations and construction and government funding cuts continue to present challenges. Concurrent with these challenges, interest rates have remained at historically low levels. As the economy continues to show further signs of recovery, increasing operating and construction costs and changes in government funding are
part of a new landscape for the senior living industry. The Challenges
Many existing nursing homes have struggled. Many, for a variety of reasons, have lost money on patients covered by Medicaid. Many nursing homes are losing money daily for each Medicaid resident. Further, pressure on and changes in reimbursement rates to nursing homes for certain Medicare patients, generally those released from hospitals to nursing homes for short-term care to recover from injuries or acute illnesses, is significant since Medicare payments are responsible for some 20% of total nursing home revenues nationwide. In addition, those changes in reimbursement have been uneven across the spectrum of services provided and levels of acuity. Some nursing home providers have reacted by cutting staff. Other providers have simply left, and continue to leave the industry, as they close facilities, sell beds and buildings, and reduce the supply of nursing beds in the markets they serve. However, others have taken a forward-looking approach and a vision of tomorrow’s SNF based on the changing landscape of the industry itself.
Many SNF operators with vision have realized that change and challenges in any industry do not necessarily mean the demise of that industry. On the contrary, those providers with the vision to understand and adapt to meet the evolving needs and the demands of their customers will continue to be successful. Let’s keep in mind that the demise of the 8-track tape as a medium to play back prerecorded music did not mean the end of prerecorded music. Nor did the demise of the wooden heel in the shoe industry mean the end for the heel or shoe industry. Change is inevitable. The Evolving Nature of the Nursing Home – Wellness vs. Sickness
The traditional model of skilled nursing is without question in the midst of fundamental changes. The nursing home no longer will be that final resting place for seniors. This is a fundamental change from the model this industry has followed for over 40 years. There will be an increased focus on resident-centered care and on quickly and efficiently returning residents to their homes. Nursing homes are starting to function as more of a temporary pit stop in the aging process, so to speak,
not the final resting place. And, as the current nursing home stock is at, or is imminently reaching, functional obsolescence, those providers with vision will require physical plants and interiors to support a new paradigm, a new model, and a new delivery of services to their residents. Over the past several years, forward-thinking SNF operators are catering to that increasing cohort of Medicare patients who are discharged from expensive acute-care hospitals into far less expensive, subacute skilled nursing homes. The new model is wellness — getting patients better and out of the nursing home, back to their own home, not simply warehousing patients. This presents obvious challenges and changes in the way we all approach this industry, including, naturally, the provider, and certainly the builders and designers of the physical plants that serve their elderly clientele. William A. Nicholson is CEO of The Congress Companies in Peabody, Mass. To read the full article, visit http:// tinyurl.com/kpefa6k
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Acton, MA – Maugel Architects has completed the renovation of Acton Medical Associates’ patient services facilities at its main office at 321 Main Street in Acton. The renovation included a redesign and upgrade to the existing processing laboratory, phlebotomy and ultrasound facilities, and a new reception and waiting room area. Maugel had previously completed projects for Acton Medical’s offices in Acton, Harvard, and Littleton. Acton Medical’s recent conversion to electronic medical records (EMR) eliminated the need for on-site paper file storage — freeing up valuable square
footage. As a result, they were able to renovate the existing lab and phlebotomy area to create a more pleasant waiting and service area for patients, and more efficient work spaces for employees. One of the greatest challenges was to keep services up and running during construction. Maugel worked diligently with Acton Medical’s staff and the construction team at JM Coull, Inc. to phase the project — providing minimal disruption. The Main Street Acton facility now features upgraded spaces for x-ray and bone density services, phlebotomy, and ultrasound.
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Orleans, MA – After more than four years of planning and early-level fundraising, Cape Cod Village (CCV) took one more step toward reality recently, hiring Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects (BLF&R) to design its new Congregate Housing Community in Orleans. In 2011, CCV began as the dream of a group of parents who had children with autism and were concerned about the lack of suitable and supportive long-term
housing opportunities for adults with autism. From these meetings emerged Cape Cod Village which has since been incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Massachusetts. Initial construction will include housing for eight individuals and a commons building that will provide shared community/social and recreational spaces. Eight additional housing units are planned for the near future.
(often correcting years of deferred maintenance). Utility investments may also qualify for energy rebates from local utility companies or grants from state or federal agencies. Energy efficiency can be realized by modernizing medical equipment, such as refrigerators and operating room boom lighting, or installing facility upgrades, such as new mechanical air handler units, chillers, and high-efficiency lighting. Many facilities are implementing the actual generation of steam, power, and chilled water to improve efficiency and drive down costs through tri-generation, and installing solar and geothermal options to reduce dependency on the grid. Some hospitals are undertaking strategic renovations and small additions that solve operational problems and improve throughput in key departments such as the ED and surgery. Modernization can have an impact on utilization, patient satisfaction, and revenue. Implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for the meaningful use of EHRs, and as a result, hospitals have
shifted capital investment toward the implementation of these systems. However, this trend has come at a tremendous cost, with hospitals spending hundreds of millions of dollars on EHR systems. These costs are significant when compared to how this money could be used to modernize an existing campus, complete a hospital’s transition to all private beds, or resolve aging infrastructure concerns on decades-old physical plants. Upfront EHR costs also do not include the time and expense to train staff or address upgrades to existing IT infrastructure and MEP systems that power and cool these. Until the outlook for healthcare reimbursement, costs, and pay structure becomes clearer, hospitals and healthcare systems will continue to invest their capital in a way to minimize their risk, position themselves for the future delivery model of healthcare, and plan for an uncertain healthcare future. Jason Costello, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an associate principal focused on healthcare design at Margulies Perruzzi Architects.
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Springfield, MA – On March 16, the project team for Baystate Health’s Hospital of the Future project was honored with the 2015 Vista Award for New Construction at the PDC Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the annual Vista awards recognize the importance of collaborative teamwork in creating optimal, sustainable healthcare environments. Completed in 2012, the 641,000sf Hospital of the Future provides an immense three-wing facility that has added several interdisciplinary components to the Baystate campus, including the new Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center as well as an Emergency
and Level-1 Trauma Center. Located in Springfield, Mass., Baystate Medical Center is the only academic tertiary/quaternary medical care facility serving the central southern region of New England. As part of a 15-year master plan, Baystate Health engaged long-time partners at Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA), Suffolk Construction, and R. G. Vanderweil Engineers to undertake this large-scale campus expansion. This most recent award is the sixth Vista that SBA has received over the firm’s 80-year history, and the third with long-term partners at Baystate. Previous Vista-winning Baystate projects include the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, a 64,000sf freestanding comprehensive
oncology center completed in 2004; and the 3300 Main Street and Chestnut Surgery Center project, which was undertaken as a joint venture between SBA and HKS, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, completed in 1998. The Hospital of the Future represents the latest of several efforts to streamline the healthcare organization’s patientcentered delivery of care. At the outset of the undertaking, Steffian Bradley Architects and Sterling Planning Alliance worked with Baystate to develop a set of guiding principles that would not only outline the future of this building project but would also guide the future of the institution as a whole. To derive these principles, more than 200 individuals were involved over the course of the project’s development. These participants included executive committees as well as doctors, nurses, support staff, patient groups, family representatives, and neighborhood councils. With input from this wide range of voices, the project team was able to orchestrate a facility that could serve the unique needs of all future users. In addition to managing this multifaceted team, the hospital’s project leaders faced several significant challenges. First, the country’s economic downturn of 2008
slowed the project’s initial funding and sitework endeavors. Then, the team’s planning and execution had to consider complex logistics that would reduce disruption to the surrounding residential neighborhoods across the street. They also needed to minimize impact to ongoing clinical services that would continue to be operational in buildings located just mere feet from the new construction site. In addition, the team wanted to plan and design space to accommodate Baystate’s future growth. Through careful planning over years of weekly meetings, the team was able to execute a multiphased project, in which the core and shell of the hospital were completed first, with interior fit-out being conducted in several subsequent stages. Convincing the Mass. Department of Health to approve the project in this way required the support and understanding of the project’s many community participants. Today, the hospital provides the campus with a state-of-the-art, flexible, attractive, and sustainable facility that will support Baystate’s efforts to become a more interdisciplinary and communal practice. This quiet, spacious, and adaptive facility is just the beginning of Baystate’s evolution into the future of patient care.
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Stoneham, MA – Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc., has contracted with Stoneham Ford for a renovation of its dealership in Stoneham, Mass. Designed by O’Sullivan Architects, Inc., the project involves 5,700sf of interior and exterior showroom renovations to comply with the manufacturer’s image upgrade requirements.
Work includes new ACM, new flooring and ceilings, and new paint, as well as new offices and bathrooms. The owner will vacate the building during showroom renovations, but offices and other administration areas of the building will remain occupied. All work is expected to be completed by mid-summer. This marks the fourth project Jewett Automotive has undertaken for this client.
Hyde Park, MA – Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Historic Boston Inc. (HBI), elected officials, and members of the Hyde Park community welcomed three new businesses to the neighborhood following the recent completion of a $1.3 million rehabilitation of the Vertullo Building, which was built in 1868 — the same year that Hyde Park was founded — and is the oldest commercial building in the Cleary and Logan Squares Main Street district. The successfully completed project demonstrates that historic building rehabilitation can help to enhance the economic competitiveness of Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts while also bolstering a sense of place, neighborhood pride, and opportunity. The Vertullo Building houses five small business spaces and four rental apartments.
The rehabilitation project was done by contractor M.J. Mawn. The architect for the project was Chris Brown of b Architecture Studio. Certified Property Management manages the building. The Vertullo Building’s new appearance restores the building to its 1890s appearance, but the improvements are more than cosmetic. HBI’s $1.3 million investment includes substantial systems upgrades, which catapulted the building from the mid-20th century to the present, making it more energy-efficient and responsive to small business needs. The first-floor commercial storefront underwent a complete reconstruction with historically appropriate detailing. The new design increases the display window areas for greater visibility into shops and a more pedestrian-friendly shopping and sidewalk experience.
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Corporate New Wayfair HQ Design and Build-out Complete Columbia, Fraser, and McMahon Team Up Boston – Wayfair, LLC, a Boston-based, multinational e-commerce company, has recently completed the phased relocation of its 297,000sf headquarters. Columbia Construction Company and project team members Fraser Project Management and McMahon Architects Inc. collaborated on the design and build-out. The new location provides the company the opportunity to expand into a unified and centrally located space in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Established in 2002, Wayfair has grown exponentially since 2011. Employing a young and energetic workforce, the corporate culture is one of collaboration, innovation, and employee development. The design of their new home is in keeping with these values and gives the thriving online company the flexibility it needs to support continued growth over multiple floors while remaining connected. The design aesthetic for the company’s corporate office resonates with Wayfair’s progressive initiative as a company, encouraging the efficient and concise
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Wayfair Headquarters Complete continued from page 29 array of colors, patterns, and furnishings, accommodate spontaneous meetings. Such areas enrich and emphasize the youthful culture of Wayfair. “We could not be more pleased with the design and build-out of our company headquarters at Copley Place,” noted Nicholas Malone, chief administrative officer, Wayfair. “Columbia Construction Company, Fraser Project Management, and McMahon Architects worked together seamlessly to create a unique workspace that perfectly reflects our culture of innovation and collaboration. The open office concept is ideal for encouraging the natural exchange of information and ideas, and the distinctive meeting areas bring a colorful and fun touch of home to the workplace. We are very excited to bring all of our Bostonbased team into one central location that can accommodate our continued growth.” This headquarters project is unique in that there are no private offices — not even for senior management. Conference and training rooms are located at the building core, while open plan office areas reside along the perimeter window walls to Dramatic skylights on the seventh floor draw natural light into the space, while connecting stairs unify the multiple floors / Elisif Photography
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The game room features a variety of seating options as well as a ping pong table, foosball tables, and video-gaming area / Elisif Photography
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The only thing that is constant is change. So it is in business as well, and one of the most significant changes a firm can undergo is a management transition. Company Susan Shelby stakeholders shift to new talent and a younger generation, and perhaps a change of the company name or branding is considered. Accomplishing all this is possible while positioning the company for future growth and work — if you plan ahead. As with any complex project, a management transition requires a marketing and PR strategy and tactical plan. Often, companies prepare for a management transition several years in advance: hiring new talent, shifting roles and responsibilities, and slowly communicating to all constituencies that it’s still business as usual with the new leadership. Key clients and vendors should have a heads-up to the change, providing an opportunity to strengthen the relationship for the company’s new leaders.
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Aegis to Install CHP Systems New York – Aegis Energy Services Inc. has reached an agreement with Equity Residential Properties to install combined heat and power (CHP) systems in 16 of its large multifamily residential properties in the Northeast. Aegis Energy’s CHP systems deliver both heat and electricity, from a single fuel source (natural gas). The company said the high-efficiency systems are designed to significantly reduce energy costs and emissions. The CHP systems will be installed in 12 Equity Residential properties in New York City and four in Boston. The systems will allow six of the properties to convert from oil-burning boilers to a cleaner, more efficient natural gas solution. The installations are expected to produce an annual savings of over $1.2 million.
Installations will include four blackstart capable PowerVerter systems, one black-start capable PowerSync, and 11 ThermoPower systems. Aegis said its black-start capable systems provide daily savings and standby power with the ability to generate both heat and electricity during a grid failure. “We are very pleased to be working with Equity again on such a large scale,” said Lee Vardakas, president of Aegis Energy Services. “We were also pleased to be able to secure substantial funding for four of the New York City sites from NYSERDA [New York State Energy Research and Development Authority], and four Massachusetts sites through Mass Save grants,” he added.
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One of the simplest and most overlooked ways to come up with creative solutions to the particular challenges of hospice design is to visit other hospice facilities and ask what works and what doesn’t. Richard B. Borrelli, AIA, NCARB, is a firm principal and healthcare director at WBRC Architects · Engineers. Douglas W. Whitney, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is the firm’s president/CEO. Sussman House, part of Pen Bay Healthcare, was constructed by WrightRyan.
In order for a hospice house to be successful, staff needs be given as much consideration as the families visiting their loved ones. Staff members often become attached to their patients and families and can take quite an emotional hit from the continued losses of their charges. Space for them to escape from the stress and have a private conversation is critical to maintain emotional equilibrium. At the same time, as with any residential care facility, staff should have a visible line of
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Worcester, MA – A new Hampton Inn & Suites hotel is currently under way in downtown Worcester at Gateway Park. The 100-room hotel, located at 65 Prescott Street, is being developed by XSS Hotels. PROCON of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager for the design-build hotel, which will be managed by Colwen Management of
Portsmouth, N.H. The 60,000sf hotel will offer king and queen rooms and studio suites. The suites will have a sitting area with a pull-out sofa sleeper and a wet bar with a refrigerator and microwave. All the guest rooms will offer complimentary high-speed Internet access, and wireless Internet access will be available in the lobby. The public areas of the hotel will include a business center, breakfast area for the hotel’s complimentary breakfast, a Suite Shop selling snack and sundry items, an indoor pool, and fitness room. The hotel will also have a conference room with flexible space. The impressive five-story building will be clearly visible when driving through Worcester on I-290. The building’s first floor will house the hotel’s lobby and common rooms and offer covered parking for eight vehicles. Construction of the new hotel began in February 2015, and PROCON has scheduled a February 2016 completion date.
Boston – Trinity Building + Construction Management Corp recently completed the Boston Marathon Run Base, a 3,000sf athletic retail store and run base. A collaboration between Adidas, the Boston Athletic Association, and Marathon Sports, the project was completed in six weeks so Adidas could open before the 2015 Boston Marathon. The Run Base is also home to several BAA historical artifacts including an iconic unicorn statue. On race day it
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well received by all who have had the chance to experience it so far. It is sure to be an important landmark in the city of Boston and will give the renowned Boston Marathon a year-round presence on Boylston Street in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Trinity’s project team included Michael Cleary, Doug Oldham, Paul Costa, and Katrina Sloan.
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Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects principal Jim Alexander and Ellen Anselone joined hotel general manager Larry Casillo as hosts of a pre-opening Media Hard Hat Tour in May of the $83 million, 11-story Godfrey Hotel in Boston’s prestigious Downtown Crossing district. The event was designed to give selected members of the media a behindthe-scenes look at the 135,000sf property while it was still under construction,
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Dorchester, MA – More than 150 volunteers representing the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts rallied on May 15 to transform the Dorchester campus of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children. The day-long project brought an unprecedented level of capital and professional support to the aging facility, formerly St. Margaret’s Hospital. More than 600 women and children receive shelter, education, and job training at St. Mary’s Center annually. The project’s value, estimated at
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Companies taking leadership roles included: Berkeley Building Company, BOND Brothers, Central Ceilings, Commodore Builders, Elaine Construction, Gilbane Building Company, Marc Truant & Assoc., and NEI General Contracting
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Belchertown Redevelopment Begins Belchertown, MA – MassDevelopment and the Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corporation (BEDIC) announced the demolition of the Belchertown State School by Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield. Demolition of several buildings and tunnels, including the school’s hospital building, will open up pad 1, the site where Grantham Group LLC, a Boston-based assisted living developer, plans to build an 83-unit complex (more than 40 of which will be affordable). Belchertown State School SiteMassDevelopment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ finance and development authority, is undertaking the redevelopment of the Belchertown State School as part of its mission to redevelop surplus government properties. The site, only a 20-minute walk from the historic downtown and 10 miles outside of the town of Amherst, once housed a school for the developmentally disabled that closed in 1992. Today, the Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corporation (BEDIC) controls the land. MassDevelopment entered into a memorandum of agreement with BEDIC in 2012 and is now the agent
redeveloping the site. The site is 93 acres containing 36 buildings and two miles of underground tunnels. As a result of the site’s size, MassDevelopment has split the redevelopment into phases. Phase 1 which began in 2014, involves reviving a 3.1-acre parcel to lay the groundwork for assisted living. Following an extensive engineering study that assessed hazardous materials, MassDevelopment hired the Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield to remove asbestos-containing materials, and demolish six buildings and selected tunnels. Following the demolition phase, Grantham Group LLC, a Boston-based assisted living developer, will build an 83unit assisted living complex. The complex, to be named Christopher Heights of Belchertown, will include more than 40 affordable units adjacent to the existing Belchertown Senior Center. Phase 2 will include the creation of a senior independent living center next to the new assisted living complex, as a continuum of the retirement community. This center will anchor a mixed-use redevelopment.
Designed by DSK Architects Boylston, MA – Cogswell Sprinkler Co., Inc. recently completed the fire protection installation work at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary — a $6 million LEED certified building designed by DSK Architects and managed by Consigli Construction. The 5,000sf sanctuary will be used for educational purposes and to house a library as well as its own theater for documentary viewings. The sprinkler system consists of a wet system with exposed brass uprights — recessed and concealed. A small electric fire pump, which took suction from a 10,000 gallon underground water storage tank, was supplied and installed by Cogswell.
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Legacy Farms Zoning Approved Hopkinton, MA – A one-vote win provided the town of Hopkinton with significant financial and recreational benefits by the passage of the Legacy Farms zoning proposal, presented at the annual Hopkinton Town Meeting in May. Nickerson, a full-service communications agency in Waltham, assisted Baystone Development in promoting and obtaining passage of the proposal that
sought to replace an approved commercial parcel with age-restricted (55+) housing. A similar proposal was defeated after receiving only 36% approval last year. “The Nickerson Team played an integral role in our ability to inform the residents of Hopkinton of the positive benefits associated with this project,” commented Roy MacDowell, III, principal at Baystone Development.
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Formerly a warehouse, it is being converted into a retail and apartment residences mixed-use facility. The project represents the first phase in the $500-million East Market redevelopment, and owners wanted to set the proper aesthetic tone within their budget. The building’s current façade is being removed to expose the concrete structure, which will be reclad with architectural insulated precast concrete panels with a lightly sandblasted, deep “charcoal” exterior finish. The 11-inch-thick panels include an interior 4-inch layer of ISO-Glass insulation manufactured by Thermosmass® and feature 3-inch finned projections integral to formed casting. Designers at BLT Architects used the panels to take advantage of the building’s 14-foot-high ceilings in the repurposing. The design concept features large windows framed by precast concrete to create a contemporary look with a dramatic visual effect. The precast concrete components are being fabricated by Coreslab Structures (Conn) Inc.
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Daniel Marr & Son Awarded Aerial Install by Shawmut D&C by Katherine Marr
Boston – One of the most unique installation projects in Boston and the Marr Companies’ history took place on May 3 at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. The project involved the Katherine Marr installation of an aerial sculpture that suspends 600 feet in length over the northern end of the Greenway’s Fort Point Channel Park. Made of fiber 15 times stronger than steel, yet light enough to move with the wind, the colorful sculpture was made by hand-splicing rope and knotting twine into an interconnected mesh of more than a half-million nodes. Janet Echelman, the Brookline-based artist commissioned by the Greenway Conservancy, was inspired by the location’s history and wanted the art to speak to the transformation of Boston’s waterfront after the Big Dig. She named the piece, “As If It Were Already Here” a few days after the installation. Last November, Daniel Marr & Son was awarded the contract by GC Shawmut Design and Construction to install the 1-ton sculpture including the engineering,
Ironworkers lay out the netting in proper orientation to the connection points.
fabrication, and installation of steel connection points at four locations on three different high-rise buildings. According to Shawmut Vice President Kevin Sullivan, the project required a high level of support, workforce, and equipment in order to be completed successfully over one weekend. Knowing
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crane operators, drivers, mechanics, and scaffold erectors to complete the task, which required the use of six cranes from Marr Crane & Rigging and multiple aerial lifts and scaffolding from Marr Scaffolding Company. The netting, which consists of over 100 miles of rope, was shipped in a 6-ft. x 6-ft. wooden crate that was strategically positioned on the Greenway Saturday, the day before installation, along with Marr aerial lifts and booms that assisted with the installation. Early Sunday morning, six cranes with four gangs were positioned on the streets surrounding the Greenway parcel. At 5:30 a.m. the first section of netting was picked up and 10 separate lines were carefully laid out in proper orientation to the four attachment points: the 28th floor of One International Place, between the seventh and eighth floors of 125 High Street and two points on the fifth floor of the InterContinental. As one crane lifted the center node of the netting, another picked up a different section to help spread it out over trees. Ironworkers attached chains to the end points of the net’s structural rope, and the remaining cranes lifted the lines so continued to page 45
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temporary connections could be made on the buildings’ attachment points. Grip hoists and chain come-alongs were utilized to help pull the chains in, while gauges were installed at each connection in order for engineers to determine when the correct tension was reached. Once each rope was tensioned to the proper kip loading, the chains were cut and hammer locks attached to
make permanent connections. Due to the newness of the rope and the weather, there will be a natural amount of stretching that will require it to be retensioned occasionally. With the illuminated sculpture now suspended high over the Greenway to the delight of pedestrians below, its presence can serve as a reminder to the construction community that thoughtful
Ironworkers pull in the chains at the end of the net’s structural rope to make connections at an attachment point.
planning, collaboration, and coordination among local companies can yield a well-executed result. As Laura Jasinski, the planning and design manager for the Greenway Conservancy, pointed out, “You need local folks who know the city, who know the buildings, the area.” As for the city of Boston, the project’s success and positive community response thus far affirms that we can expect to
see further transformation of its public spaces through the inclusion of modern art pieces, a trend that is likely to gratify not only the construction industry, but also local residents, tourists, and art aficionados alike. Katherine Marr is the communications coordinator for The Marr Companies of South Boston.
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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute features custom lighting throughout its exterior and interior spaces, including at its entrance, where 50 concrete bollards, each engraved with the name of a state in the U.S. and the date in which it became an official state, are lit by in-ground LED light fixtures. Custom-crafted wall sconce fixtures replicating authentic U.S. Senate fixtures were installed by Lynnwell in the Senate Chamber gallery and also in the senator’s office. Each fixture was, individually, custom-made from a mold. The project featured four NECA contractors: Lynnwell Associates, Quincy, primary electrical construction; Boston Lightning Rod, Dedham, lightning protection system; J.M. Electrical Co., Lynnfield, building automation controls; and LAN-TEL Communications, Norwood, tel/data installations. Boston Lightning Rod, Inc., provided engineering, design, and installation of the facility’s exterior lightning protection system. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opened to the public on Tuesday, March 31 following a dedication ceremony held on March 30.
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Boston – Lynnwell Associates, based in Quincy, managed electrical construction of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate facility at Columbia Point on the UMass Boston campus. The NECA contractor’s electrical project scope was comprehensive, encompassing the installation of primary and emergency power distribution systems, interior and exterior lighting and the facility’s intelligent Lutron lighting control system, a Siemens fire alarm system, and state-of-the-art Electrosonic audio-visual (AV) systems in exhibit spaces. Lynnwell’s project also included electrical fit-out of University of Massachusetts teaching classrooms as well as installations for the institute’s two large mechanical areas; a new chiller plant for the adjacent JFK Library; a fullscale replica of the United State Senate Chamber including the viewing gallery; and, a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington office. Intricate architectural detail and exacting construction specifications were integral to all aspects of the project.
Boston – J.M. Electrical Company of Lynnfield provided the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s sophisticated HVAC control/building automation system installations. The chiller plants for the adjacent Kennedy Library were relocated to the new institute facility during construction. Within its scope, J.M. Electrical repositioned the chiller plant controls for the Kennedy Library and integrated them into the same backbone as the institute’s chiller control system, and then put the system back online. This entailed bringing an elaborate system of pumps, valves, actuators, and frequency drives under control and integrating them so that they function as one system. To
accomplish ongoing HVAC service at the Kennedy Library, a parallel system of temporary chillers was utilized so that humidity and temperature control in the critical museum environment was always maintained. Climate control, also vital to the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s museum environment, is fully computer-controlled to assure an optimal environment. The building automation system constantly monitors all spaces within the facility and adjusts based on real-time conditions. It is programmed to alert management as to any adjustments that may be required with control of the building’s automation system operable via the facility’s engineering office.
Shawmut Installs Aerial Sculpture in Heart of Boston
Greenway Echelman Sculpture / rendering by Benjamin Johnson, Shawmut Design and Construction
Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction has completed the installation of the latest addition to Boston’s art scene, a half-acre aerial sculpture designed by world-renowned artist Janet Echelman that hangs over the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The net sculpture was made from colorful fibers that are 15 times stronger than steel and includes more than 100 miles of twine and over half a million
knots. Shawmut installed the net sculpture by orchestrating six cranes in unison over the course of 20 hours to make precise connections to the four attachment points at One International Place, 125 High Street, and the InterContinental Hotel. Shawmut facilitated the give-and-take that allowed the sculpture to float as high as 365 feet above the ground and span 600 feet over the Greenway. The team worked with engineers and
construction staff to plan the installation, from determining the force needed for each attachment point to ensuring the sculpture could withstand 50,000 pounds of force from winds up to 105 mph. Shawmut also worked with the cityapproved lighting technician to install 44 individually programmed custom LED lights to illuminate the sculpture at night. “Installing this sculpture was as complex as building a high-rise,” said
Micah O’Neil, senior project manager at Shawmut. Shawmut collaborated with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Studio Echelman, Arup, and Autodesk to overcome challenges and make the process as efficient and seamless as possible. The sculpture will remain suspended above the Rose Kennedy Greenway until October 2015.
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Woburn, MA – The Gould Construction Institute (GCI) celebrated this year’s Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) Award recipients at the 11th Annual GCI Safety & Education Dinner held at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham. For GCI, the S.T.E.P. Awards are the premier event of the year. “A contractor’s most valuable resource is its workers. There is nothing more important than jobsite safety,” commented Barbara Lagergren, president of the Gould Construction Institute. “Tonight’s award recipients deserve each and every accolade they received by continuing to raise the standards of safety, training, and education throughout the construction industry.” The S.T.E.P. Awards are presented annually to ABC member companies with exceptional safety records, and this year’s applicant pool was fiercely competitive. Applicants are critiqued on a number of statistical factors such as incident rates, lost time, and OSHA recordables combined with a safety audit consisting of 20 key components. This year, 56 ABC MA member companies were recognized for their commitment to ensuring a safe work environment for their workforce.
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News American Plumbing & Heating Hosts Building Pathways Graduates said Clancy. “We are fortunate to have the space and the talent to help mentor these young students. What they experienced during their visit will stay with them throughout their career.” Building Pathways is a six-week program designed to prepare qualified applicants for an apprenticeship in
the building trades. It is sponsored by the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development and the Boston Housing Authority. American Plumbing & Heating has been helping build Boston since 1985.
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Bloomfield, CT – Baby Boomers are changing the face of retirement communities. Long-accustomed to getting what they want — due to the size of their generation — they are now affecting what communities offer residents. “Architects, designers, and progressive senior-living communities like Duncaster are preparing for an event that has been coined ‘The Silver Tsunami’ because there are 78 million Boomers on the verge of looking for retirement living options,” says Myles R. Brown AIA, LEED AP, principal-in-charge of Amenta Emma architects retail, mixed-use, and senior living projects. The Hartford-based company has a specialty in senior housing. “The Boomers are coming to senior housing and they expect to have what they have in their current homes. They are looking for warm, spacious, light-filled homes that feel connected to the outdoors, along with upscale finishes and amenities such as hardwood floors, stone countertops, and high-end appliances and fixtures. They also want the provisions for aging in place that their current houses do not have such as: accessibility clearances in bathrooms and kitchens, fixtures and counter tops and controls set at appropriate heights, and the ability to easily add grab bars for stability in the bathroom.” Amenta Emma’s latest development is the expansion of Duncaster Retirement Community’s apartment homes. As the steel rises and the structure begins to take shape on the community’s Bloomfield campus, Brown talked about how the design for these homes reflects a new trend with proactive communities.
“These apartment homes are designed for the current and future generations of seniors, and they don’t look like most retirement community apartments used to look. When we visit many older communities, we find apartments with small dark spaces, sterile dated finishes, and an overall design that is not wellsuited for today’s lifestyle. In the past, it seems like many architects and designers approached senior housing design as more institutional/less residential, and the result was a home that current and future generations can’t relate to. As we do with all of our undertakings, our design team, in close collaboration with Duncaster, took a much more cross-generational approach to the design of the Duncaster apartment homes. In order to be successful, today’s senior communities need to feature what we all want in our lives.” In keeping with these trends, Duncaster’s new additions are more like luxury homes. “The floor plans are much more open, with large windows, more natural light, and large balconies,” says Carol Ann McCormick, Duncaster’s vice president-sales and marketing. She points out that all of the apartment homes sold out months before the start of construction. “We found the market was really responsive to these new designs, so we knew they appealed to the seniors of today and tomorrow. People especially liked that each residence boasts three exposures.” Among other amenities that resonated was the ability to choose one’s own finishes, like cabinetry and fixtures. Duncaster’s new apartment homes feature open floor plans and the latest in kitchen
trends including islands, granite counter tops, breakfast bars, and French door refrigerators. Security is also important to this group of residents, so the new homes
include keyless entry and live video feeds of anyone at their doorstep. Despite the challenging winter, construction is on track, according to John Carpenter of Olsen Construction. “We had to put in a lot of 14-hour days, but we managed to make up most of the time the weather took away from us,” he says. “We expect to be ready for those residents to move in early fall as planned.” This is the sixth expansion in Duncaster’s 30-year history, bringing the community to 195 apartment homes on its 94-acre campus that also includes assisted living apartments and short- and longterm skilled nursing accommodations, plus rehab services. “These new apartment homes reflect the wants and expectations of today’s active seniors. The floor plans respond to their desires for up-to-date amenities, freedom from maintaining a house, and the flexibility to have healthcare options at hand, just in case,” says Carol Ann. “It’s a trend that bodes well for all of us.”
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Rochester, NH – North Branch Construction of Concord has been awarded a contract to complete the new construction of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Rochester Turnpike Maintenance Facility. Design for the project is being provided by Stantec Consulting Services of Auburn.
Construction will include a new maintenance building with an 11-bay garage and offices, as well as a four-story tall open salt storage building, an eightbay spreader hanger, and a two-pump canopied gas station. Construction is set to begin in midMay and will continue throughout the winter and complete by February 2016.
Raymond, NH – Craig and Alison Jewett of Portsmouth recently made a generous contribution to Historic New England, a Boston-based cultural history museum dedicated to preserving and presenting New England heritage. Longtime supporters and collectors of the region’s history and related arts, the Jewetts and their Raymond, N.H.-based firm, Jewett Construction Company, Inc., feel a longstanding dedication to ensuring the survival of culturally significant historical artifacts. “We’re passionate about preserving
the art and architecture of the past,” says Jewett, the firm’s president. “It’s important to us to help make sure that the history of this region survives for future generations to appreciate.” Jewett has made his passion for preserving the past part of his company’s corporate culture, as well. JCCI contributed materials and labor toward the renovation of the main collections storage building at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass — home to more than 50,000 early New England antiques — and donated labor for upgrades to Southern District YMCA’s historic Camp Lincoln in Kingston, N.H. “An important part of our company’s vision involves giving back to the communities in which we work,” says Jewett, who encourages employees to volunteer during work hours at organizations holding personal meaning for them, including a recent stint at New Horizons for New Hampshire — a leading advocate for the homeless based in Manchester — and the upcoming March of Dimes-Seacoast March for Babies Walk. “The simple fact is, if you’re smart enough and lucky enough to do well in life, you have an obligation to do your part.”
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Raymond, NH – Jewett Automotive Design & Construction of Raymond has been selected to design-build a new KIA showroom for the AutoServ Dealer Group based in Tilton. This will be the fourth dealership project Jewett has undertaken for the client. The AutoServ Kia design-build project involves the construction of a new, 5,729sf dealership showroom incorporating the manufacturer’s current image upgrade requirements. The pre-engineered Butler building will have a standing seam metal frame, with an exterior of insulated glass, ACM, and insulated metal panels. Interior finishes include porcelain floor tiles, acoustic ceilings, metal stud and drywall partitions, and interior glazing at the offices, bathrooms, and new delivery space. The new showroom will be built on a site shared with the owner’s
AutoServ Collision Center. Jewett Automotive also has retained the team of Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects and Emanuel Engineering for an extensive design-build renovation of the Exeter Subaru dealership in Stratham. The project’s scope includes 17,500sf of interior and exterior renovations including a 7,200sf showroom, office, and service area addition. Designed to incorporate the town of Stratham’s Gateway Zoning requirements, the renovated facility will not resemble a typical auto dealership, but will instead incorporate clapboard siding, gabled roof lines, and a cupola. The project will take place in three phases to ensure the facility can remain open during construction; it is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2016.
Connecticut Two More SLAM-Designed Buildings Earn LEED Gold Certification water use through features such as lowflow faucets, and lowers energy costs by more than 30% compared with a standard building of the same size that doesn’t implement ecofriendly design. The ESPN Child Care Center in Bristol is another example of the popular sports network’s commitment to green building
and sustainability. It is a mixed-age group facility consisting of three “family unit” buildings comprising 38,270sf and a multi-use building measuring 12,109sf, that houses a collegiate-sized basketball court, locker facilities, and supporting mechanical space.
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Glastonbury, CT – The recently renovated John and Editha Kapoor Hall at SUNY Buffalo and ESPN’s new Child Care Center in Bristol have both achieved LEED Gold certification. Both facilities were designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. (SLAM). Kapoor Hall is home to the University
at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and is UB’s ninth LEED-certified facility. The 147,000sf facility is a complete renovation of a post-war former chemistry building. The improved building provides plenty of natural daylight (75% of all space in the building receives natural light), reduces
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Steel Defines Litchfield Courthouse
Tyre Joins Amenta Emma in Hartford
Torrington, CT – The Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse is one step closer to completion now that KBE Building Corp. has begun erecting structural steel for the new building superstructure. Each added beam and column is helping to define the shape of this new building located in one of the neighborhoods close to downtown Torrington. KBE serves as design-builder and constructor for the $67.8 million project, which encompasses a 183,600sf L-shaped building containing a south wing with three stories and basement and a north wing with four stories and basement; and an attached two-story parking structure with 366 spaces and on-site parking at grade level. For the Litchfield Courthouse project, KBE leads the design-build team, which includes The DLR Group of Orlando, Fla. as the lead architect with support from
2012 Design Merit Award by the Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced CT Green Building Council for that Michael Tyre, formerly the Centerpoint office building of Tyre Studio Architects, has in Middletown. joined Amenta Emma’s Hartford Prior experience includes office as a senior associate. He serving as the key designer and brings outstanding leadership project manager for the Arthouse and design talent to Amenta at the Jones Center in Austin, Emma and will focus on higher Texas, winner of an AIA NY education and commercial Michael Tyre Design Award and AIA TX projects. Design Award. At Tyre Studio Architects, he was the “Michael’s design sensibility and leader of both an architecture and designattention to detail, as well as his customer build practice, and the recent recipient focus align perfectly with the mission here of a 2014 AIA CT Design Award for the at Amenta Emma,” said Tony Amenta, a exterior renovation and transformation of founding principal of the company. Glen Lochen Mall in Glastonbury, and a
Construction team members start the steel erection process at the Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse project / photo by KBE
Conn.-based architect AM Design. Other design team members include BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield, providing structural, civil, mechanical/ electrical/plumbing, and information technology engineering services; CR3 LLC of Simsbury, landscape architecture; Geodesign, Inc. of Middlebury, geotechnical and environmental engineering; and Cerami & Associates of New York, NY.
KBE Opens Third Office Norwalk, CT – KBE Building Corporation opened its third office, at 200 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 5J, in Norwalk on May 5. KBE works in 14 states throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Its current office locations include Farmington, Conn. and Columbia, Md. “We could have continued to serve our Fairfield County clients from our Farmington headquarters — as we have
for decades – but this county is doing great things in economic development, so we wanted to be here every day,” said Allan Kleban, KBE’s vice president of business development. KBE has completed more than $140 million in construction volume in Fairfield County since 2009. Markets include senior living, K-12 schools, retail, and higher education.
Kenneth Woodward Promoted Hartford, CT – Associated ConContractors of Connecticut, and struction’s Kenneth A. Woodward is currently the president of the was promoted to vice president of Nutmeg Chapter of the American preconstruction & estimating. Society of Professional Woodward is a certified Estimators (ASPE). professional estimator and has Woodward fosters a team over 30 years of experience in environment that becomes a construction. He is a winner of win-win for all of those involved. the CCSU Dr. Stuart Bennett Associated’s President Thomas Alumni Award (2013), has served M. Giardini and Vice President Ken Woodward on the Construction Education Joseph D. Jankowski felt that it Council through Associated Builders and was time to recognize his efforts.
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AIANH Announces Winners Keene, NH – The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANH) has announced the results of its 2015 High School Design Competition. Awards were distributed at the AIA New Hampshire/Keene State College Architecture Department Annual Meeting held at Keene State College, April 30. The AIANH Design Competition is a program that requires students to work on a theoretical project under the guidance of their teachers. AIANH volunteers visit the schools when possible to explain the project and give critiques before the submissions are due. The program involves a design solution, a three-dimensional model, and a graphic plan of the project. AIANH created the program for high school students to increase awareness of the relationships between space, human scale, and function; gain experience in recognizing the various challenges in planning and designing indoor and outdoor spaces for specific uses; exercise analytical abilities and creativity in solving the problems; and gain experience in communicating planning and design ideas using scale drawings and models.
The competition gives students a fun opportunity to develop these skills and to learn about the various aspects of planning and design. This year’s project was for a welcome center at Monadnock State Park. Students could work individually or in teams of two. The following winners received cash awards: Best Design, Overall Superiority, in all aspects of Design Solution, Model, and Graphic Presentation:
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Safety Excellence Award Lynnfield, MA – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc. was selected by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to receive the NECA Safety Excellence Award that is presented to member companies who consistently record injury and fatality rates lower than the industry standard. “We were very excited and honored to receive this award from a highly respected association within our industry,” said Paul Guarracino, president of J.M. Electrical. In an effort to further demonstrate its commitment to safety, J.M. Electrical recently engaged ClickSafety, Inc., a leading online safety training provider, to help the company utilize technologybased solutions in addition to its already
comprehensive training structure. The program delivers extensive training courses on a variety of subjects from electrical safety to dealing with hazardous materials. The program also lets employees track their results as they continue through the classes in addition to providing a useful tool for management. In addition to ClickSafety’s online training program, all J.M. Electrical electricians learn their skills at the NECA/ IBEW joint training center, which is one of the most intensive electrical training programs in the country. In addition, each electrician completes 10,000 hours of classroom and on-the-job training through the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.
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Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects announced that its Holyoke Public Library renovation and addition project is being given the Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts. The Preservation Massachusetts’ highest award is named in honor of the late Senator Paul Tsongas and has been given out since 1987. Designed by James Clough as a gift in honor of his daughters, the Holyoke Public Library was built in 1902 and is situated in a historic park. A lack of funds, the passage of time, and faulty drainage made 40% of the interior unusable by the time the library began renovations. The library
worked with Finegold Alexander to create a design that preserved the functioning sections of the historic building, selectively demolished an outdated and potentially dangerous stack wing, and added a larger, compatible addition. Additional team members include Fontaine Bros. for construction and Stefura Associates, Inc. for interiors. The library now has 40,000sf of space in which to provide services to patrons. Many of the historic features were preserved, including interior murals, and the library now meets Americans with Disabilities Act mandates.
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Loughlin Named Principal Boston – BSC Group’s manager of public sector. transportation services, Thomas “In addition to serving Loughlin, PE, was recently key clients in Brockton and promoted to principal, continuing Lexington and at MassDOT, in his key role of serving the Tom has generously shared his commonwealth’s transportation knowledge and expertise with agencies and municipalities. BSC project managers and Loughlin, a former director of senior staff working on land statewide highway operations for development and energy utility the Massachusetts Department Loughlin projects as well as with our of Transportation (MassDOT), information technology team within our has more than 30 years of experience and sister firm Geonetics,” said BSC Group’s leads BSC Group’s transportation design projects with an emphasis on serving the president, Charlie Kalauskas.
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