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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for EMD-Millipore Biomass Plant 3D perspective of EMD-Millipore Biomass Building / prepared by H.L. Turner Group, Inc. / page 30



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Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for EMD-Millipore Biomass Plant....Page 30

IFMA Boston Awards.....................................................................Page 18

3D Perspective of EMD-Millipore Biomass Building (prepared by H.L. Turner Group, Inc.)


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The State’s Attorney General’s Office, Fair Labor Division issued a press release regarding fines it has issued to a New Bedford, Mass. contractor who violated the state’s prevailing wage laws and licensing laws on public solar projects in Melrose, New Bedford, and Newton. The company was ordered to pay more than $125,000 in restitution and penalties. The AG’s Fair Labor Division began an investigation in September 2013 after the matter was referred by National Electrical Contractors Association. The prevailing wage and licensing issues are very important to the entire electrical construction industry, and the public, and both NECA and their partners, IBEW Local 103, are vigilant in ensuring that contractors throughout the state adhere to fair, responsible, and lawful work practices.

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BioMed to Convert Space Cambridge, MA – BioMed Realty Trust, which owns three buildings formerly occupied by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, as well as an adjacent parking garage in Cambridge, is rebranding the area as Sidney Research Campus. The property’s amenities include a shuttle bus, food trucks, and fitness centers. Bill Kane, BioMed’s vice president of leasing and development focused on the Cambridge area, said his firm has done “exhaustive research” and found the biggest need in the life sciences right now is from smaller companies being pushed out of Kendall Square. He says that 28 of the 36 companies seeking lab space in Cambridge are looking for 80,000sf of space or less. Kane said the trust will invest more than $150 psf at the campus with the goal

of hosting smaller life sciences tenants priced out of nearby Kendall Square. This would put a price tag of at least $51 million on the 340,000sf redevelopment. Therapeutics, a 25-employee preclinical biotech headed by Ron Renaud, the former CEO of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, will take possession of a portion of the space in September. Kane said more tenants will be announced in coming weeks, and he expects leases to be signed for the entire building by the end of the year. This news answers longstanding speculation as to what would happen to one of the biggest chunks of contiguous lab space in Cambridge, most of which has been vacant since Vertex moved to Boston in 2013.


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MLSC Announces Accelerator Loans MPA Designs for NeuroMetrix Waltham, MA – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), a quasipublic agency charged with implementing the state’s 10-year, $1-billion Life Sciences Initiative, announced the awarding of $3 million in Accelerator Program loans to three early-stage life sciences companies. The new companies that have been authorized to receive Accelerator loans (pending additional due diligence by MLSC staff) are: • 3Derm Systems, Inc. ($1 million – Cambridge) is a medical device company with a skin imaging system that allows primary care physicians to take clinical-quality 3D images of worrisome skin lesions and upload them for instant review by a dermatologist. This system methodology is intended to triage the patients whose condition requires immediate attention by a dermatologist, at the same time reducing the costs associated with unnecessary appointments. With the MLSC award, 3Derm will submit a manufacturing pre-order for its devices as early as possible and accelerate the hiring of key positions. • Parsagen Diagnostics, Inc. ($1 million – Boston) is a diagnostics company that has developed the

Parto-Sure Test, a rapid, noninvasive test with unprecedented accuracy in predicting preterm labor within seven days of presentation. Funding from the MLSC will help Parsagen fund its pivotal clinical trial activities, complete analytical studies, and hire additional critical staff members. • X4 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ($1 million – Belmont) is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company developing oral small molecule CXCR4 antagonists for the treatment of several different cancers. The MLSC award will aid X4 in completing a genotyping study to help identify potential patients for trials, as well as fund a lead-optimization and compound synthesis effort. Launched in 2009, the Accelerator Program offers loans of up to $1 million per company and seeks to “de-risk” startup companies that are in need of financing to serve as flexible working capital or for the purchase of capital assets. The program provides support to companies at a critical stage of their development cycle, enabling them to conduct vital research and proof-of-concept studies, and attract subsequent investment while improving the odds of bringing cuttingedge innovation to the marketplace.

Waltham, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has completed the design of new office space for NeuroMetrix, Inc. in the Bay Colony Office Park in Waltham that is owned by Boston Properties Inc. NeuroMetrix is an innovative healthcare company that develops wearable medical technology and point-of-care tests that help patients and physicians better manage chronic pain, nerve diseases, and sleep disorders. MPA provided interior design and branding services for NeuroMetrix’s 12,000sf office that offers an abundance of natural light and breathtaking views of the Cambridge Reservoir. The new space features an open, collaborative work environment with a bright, exposed ceiling and low-paneled workstations

arranged in “neighborhoods.” Glass-fronted private offices were placed on the interior to preserve the natural light and views for those in open space on the perimeter. Workstations are arranged in four-person pods with shared workspace in the middle, while standing height work islands provide additional workspace. Two conference rooms on the window line separate the space into neighborhoods, and a third larger conference room provides meeting space for the company’s 45 employees. JDL Corporate Interiors was the construction manager for the project, and WB Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering consulting services. Red Thread provided furniture and audiovisual equipment. McPherson Corporation was the tenant representative.

South Coast Innovator Labs Moves Taunton, MA – The Taunton Development/MassDevelopment Corporation (TDMDC), a public/partnership of MassDevelopment and the Taunton Development Corporation, has signed a no-cost building lease with makerspace South Coast Innovator Labs, that will use a building at 1380 Bay Street in Taunton as its temporary headquarters.

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overlooked for net zero consideration. A combination of many new and existing technologies, however, can be utilized in reducing energy consumption and therefore allow us to achieve net zero in a responsible manner. The architectural design approach and specific features can play an important role in reducing overall energy use. Thermal mass construction has been used for centuries to absorb energy during peak times and release that energy later in the day, leveling off the peaks and valleys of building load. New glazing technologies offer additional energy savings. Electroand thermo-chromatic glasses react to

electrical current and temperature changes respectively to change the tinting of exterior glazing. A number of mechanical system approaches can be incorporated into the architecture of the building, some of which are described below. Even the way the building program is laid out can affect the energy use. Concentrating similar program types together can allow the mechanical systems to be optimized, with separate, dedicated systems for office space and lab space. Electrical design focuses primarily on reducing plug loads and lighting demand. The first step is the open discussion with the project team on targeted design criteria for plug loads and lighting power densities. The first step in reducing plug loads is an analysis of what equipment is actually required in the building and eliminating any redundant or unnecessary items. Connected load can be further reduced through the use of automatic receptacles, which turn off during unoccupied periods or when equipment is not in use. Cloud computing can also reduce building energy use by relocating computer power offsite where server energy is used more efficiently. Day-lighting of the building is important in reducing electrical lighting demand. As much of the building as possible should be day-lit with the help of light louvers

at exterior windows and light-colored or reflective surfaces indoors. Mechanical systems are often the largest users of energy in life science buildings, since the systems respond to the building ventilation, heating, and cooling demands. In order to achieve net zero performance, a number of strategies should be developed. Once the building loads are reduced/optimized, the most energy-efficient systems and equipment need be applied. Wherever possible, hydronic heating and cooling should be

panels or sails, as well as through the structural slab. Reducing ventilation and air conditioning requirements is crucial to lowering energy use. Every effort should be made to reduce airflow to the minimum allowed by code. This can be accomplished through the use of filtered fume hoods, an air quality sensing system, and unoccupied air change rate setback. Strategies to reduce the need for conditioning air include automatic operable windows that open when outdoor

Finding the best combination for each specific life science building program and location can push the industry toward net zero goals and overall success. It’s important to remember that any building can be net zero; it just takes the right attitude, approach, and leadership. used, taking advantage of the superior heat transfer characteristics of water over air. This would include water-cooled laboratory equipment over conventional air-cooled units. Geothermal heat pumps can be utilized, where site conditions allow; extensive use of radiant heating and cooling is also recommended. Radiant systems can be provided via

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Cambridge, MA – Northstar announced that Kirstin V. Brown has been named the “Entrepreneur of the Year” by CREW Boston, formerly known as New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE). Honored at the 2015 Annual Achievement Awards on April 30 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, she was among five women, and a separate group of seven, acknowledged for their achievements in the local real estate industry this year. Brown was recognized for the risk she took in a poor economy and the subsequent

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Plymouth, MA – Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects, Inc. (BLF&R) of Yarmouthport, is expanding its services to the South Shore with the opening of a new satellite office in Plymouth, according to Rick Fenuccio, president of the firm. The 45 year-old company provides architectural and consulting services to

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Safety Week Reinforces Message Watertown, MA – Recently, at construction offices and job sites all across the country, the A/E/C community took time to proactively communicate the importance of safety. The solidarity and unified message communicated by those participating in Safety Week 2015 set a powerful example and provides a platform for reminding the industry of its responsibility to promote safety. This year, as part of Safety Week 2015, Cannistraro launched its own custombuilt Safety App to help personnel better manage safety initiatives in the field. Designed specifically for use on the


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Watertown, MA - a groundbreaking was held recently for Boylston Properites’ new 150-room Marriott Residence Inn on Arsenal Street. The cost of the project is estimated at $39.5 million. The architect is Stantec. Engineering and landscape design is being done by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. of Watertown. The hotel will feature a dining room for daily breakfast and evening socials, a small guest marketplace, guest laundry

facilities, a business center, and a lounge with seating for hotel guests and visitors. The hotel is scheduled to open in September 2016. The building will be LEED-certified, designed and constructed to a high level of sustainability, with energysaving measures in HVAC, lighting, and groundwater systems, in addition to employing sustainable construction and management practices.

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Bristol, RI – BrisPare Corporation (PARE) joined fellow design and construction firms, Veterans Home staff, U.S. and state leaders, and a distinguished group of resident veterans for the official groundbreaking of the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol on May 22, timed to coincide with the start of the Memorial Day Weekend. The new $94-million home will replace the original, that was built on this

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Burlington, VT – PC Construction representatives recently joined a host of federal, state, and city of Burlington officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $7.7 million, 10,250sf Chittenden County Transit Authority (CCTA) Downtown Transit Center intended to support growing ridership, transform customer experiences, and promote economic development in Burlington and beyond. Collaborating with the design team of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB),

which is providing engineering services, and TruexCullins as the lead architectural design consultant, PC Construction expects to complete CCTA’s new transportation hub in the summer of 2016. Once the two-level terminal is completed, CCTA expects that the Downtown Transit Center will serve more than 1 million riders annually. Amenities will include a climate-controlled indoor waiting area, restrooms, and a covered steel-and-glass canopy. In addition, a secure, on-site break room on the lower level will provide a respite for drivers between shifts and will include a kitchen, quiet room, and restrooms. Miro Weinberger, mayor of Burlington, was joined at the groundbreaking by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, who secured the federal funding for the project. Senator Leahy noted in his remarks the importance of public transit for all citizens, especially in rural states like Vermont where most people cannot walk or ride a bike to work.


July 2015

St. Mary’s Ctr. Breaks Ground


Blue Sphere Breaks Ground in R.I.

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Dorchester, MA – On June 16, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Cardinal Sean O’Malley attended the groundbreaking of a supportive housing project in Dorchester. The center, located on the campus of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, will create 12 units of transitional housing. DMS design, llc of Beverly is the

architect, and NEI General Contracting of Randolph is the general contractor. Funding was provided by the Massachusetts Maternity and Foundling Hospital, the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Housing and Community Development.

Johnston, RI – Blue sphere Corp., a cleanenergy company that develops, manages, and owns waste-to-energy projects, recently broke ground for its waste-toenergy project in Johnston. “We welcome Blue Sphere Corp. to the town of Johnston, and we are appreciative of the fact that they have put their faith and trust into our community,” says Joseph M. Polisena, mayor of Johnston, at the ground-breaking event. The Blue Sphere facility will produce 3.2 megawatts of clean energy from uneaten food that would normally end up in local landfills. That electricity will then be sold to NG to provide power to local homes and businesses. This project is a joint venture with an affiliate of York Capital Management to

develop, construct, and operate a 3.2 MW biogas generation facility in Johnston. Blue Sphere has committed to compiling a team of locally based consultants and contractors. The project team includes other local companies such as A-Z Corp, Pare Corporation, and Douglas Construction. Orbit Energy, Inc., based in Raleigh, N.C., codeveloped the project. DiPrete Engineering, a locally based firm with offices in Cranston, R.I. and Dedham, Mass., led the state and local permitting for the project, and Sage Environmental, a locally based firm with offices in Pawtucket, R.I. and Taunton, Mass. worked alongside DiPrete to secure air and wastewater permits for the facility.

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July 2015

Salem Woods Holds Groundbreaking

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Salem, NH – The Residence at Salem Woods, a new senior living community currently under construction in Salem, held a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration recently at 6 Sally Sweets Way, the site of the construction. “Our team began work this past winter, so the groundbreaking ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the progress made on this important project for the Salem community and all of Southern New Hampshire,” said Preston Hunter, vice president of Eckman Construction. The Architectural Team of Chelsea, Mass. is the architect of record.

Once complete, the 77,000sf senior living community will have 84 units that include a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. The new facility will also feature a Reflections Memory Care wing offering specialized services for residents with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. Amenities including living rooms, library, computer room, private dining, entertainment, recreation areas, a salon, cafes, walking paths, sitting areas, and gardens available for residents and guests.

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Putnam, CT – O&G Industries officially broke ground recently on the Putnam High School renovation project. The $36.6 million, 98,000sf renovateas-new project began with a soft start in the fall of 2014. In September, construction crews began work that would set the stage for a full-scale effort beginning immediately after the last day of school. Work will continue throughout the school’s summer break while the school is unoccupied. “The renovation also creates opportunities for the school system. The

renovation will allow us to launch a new medical pathways program and house the Putnam Alternative Learning School within the school again,” said Putnam School Superintendent William Hull. The scope of the project includes replacing windows, renovating the science labs, expanding the gymnasium, transforming the existing library into a multimedia center, and upgrading the mechanical infrastructure of the 60-yearold building. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017.

United Steel Tops Off Hospital Trumbull, CT – On May 1, United Steel of East Hartford celebrated the topping off for the new Bridgeport Hospital 120,000sf medical outpatient facility located in Trumbull. The groundbreaking was held on September 19, 2014, and the building will open in April 2016.

July 2015


Corporate Bowdoin Completes Fit-Out


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Burlington, MA – Bowdoin Construction has completed the fit-out of 20,000sf of expanded office space for Endurance International Group at 10 Corporate Drive in Burlington. The project, designed by Walsh/Cochis Associates, Inc., consists of new office and collaboration spaces on the second floor of a three-story office building. Work included cutting in a new custom steel staircase allowing access from the

existing space on the third floor down to the new second floor. Interior spaces include a large reception/lounge area, open office workstations, conference rooms and offices with extensive use of glass wall systems, and custom graphics. Additional features include a mix of open ceilings and acoustic ceilings, multiple media displays, LED and fluorescent lighting, and new HVAC with VAV/FPT systems.

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Integrated Begins Tenant Fit-Up For L-3 SSG Wilmington, MA – –Integrated Builders has begun a 30,500sf tenant fit-up for L-3 SSG at 46 Jonspin Road in Wilmington with a total project cost of $1.2 million. This marks the fourth project that Integrated Builders has undertaken on behalf of L-3 in the past five years. Integrated Builders Project Manager Bob Purdy, Project Superintendent Mike Croteau, and Assistant Project Manager Barbara Frazier, will work closely with architects Visnick & Caulfield Associates, Inc. and engineers WB Engineers+Consultants, to ensure an efficient delivery of the new space. The tenant fit-up will include the addition of a new break room and warehouse space, as well as enhancements to the offices, common areas, and

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July 2015

Fraser Engineering Celebrates 65 Years of Success

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Newton, MA – Fraser Engineering Company, Inc. recently celebrated its 65th anniversary. The firm was founded on July 18, 1950 by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fraser, Sr. with the belief that good people, hard work, and creative problem-solving are a winning combination for customer satisfaction. Two additional generations of Fraser family leadership have maintained those principles and helped the company grow into one of the largest and most diverse mechanical contracting firms in the region. The company, still located on the original property in Newton, has been recognized by the commonwealth as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) under the third generation’s

leadership of CJ Fraser. Fraser Engineering’s reputation for excellence is largely due to a team composed of some of the most talented people in the industry. Fraser’s technicians are all highly skilled in their respective fields and provide the finest craftsmanship on mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, process piping, hygienic piping, and petroleum projects. A unique aspect of the Fraser team is that the majority of its estimators also work as project managers, allowing a seamless transition from planning to the field. Through the Service Division, the company also offers top-notch maintenance and 24×7 emergency services. The team at Fraser Engineering is a

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dedicated group, and many individuals have been with the company for over a decade. The Fraser family recognizes that the employees are the company’s greatest asset, and in 2003 it became an ESOP employee-owned organization, entrenching the team’s commitment at all

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Awards Nauset Earns Two Tsongas Historic Preservation Honors

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Needham, MA – Preservation Massachusetts recognized two historic restoration projects completed last year by Nauset Construction during its prestigious Annual Paul E. Tsongas Awards Dinner held recently. The ceremony paid tribute to a select group of preservation projects located in the commonwealth and the associated project teams that successfully collaborated to revitalize and restore the rich history and character of these community treasures, including the I.J. Fox Building in Boston and the Coddington Building in Quincy for which Nauset provided construction management services. The I.J. Fox Building was originally constructed in 1934 and is recognized as

one of the premier examples of Art Deco architectural style in the city of Boston. The seven-story building of polished gray pearl granite and limestone was converted from its former retail-only purpose into 15 luxury apartment units while retaining a portion of the building for retail space. Nauset teamed with Grassi Design Group and Khalsa Design Inc. for the rehabilitation of the Art Deco façade. For the interior, the Art Deco details showcased in the two-story entryway were cleaned, preserved, and replaced.. The Coddington Building served as an educational facility from grade school to college throughout the years before the restoration process began in the summer of 2013. Coddington had also been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 by the National Park Service. Working in conjunction with Wessling Architects, Nauset restored the building’s exterior to its original grandeur, including a new slate roof, copper gutters, new galvanized metal fascia, soffit, and dentils to match the original design, and new energy-efficient aluminum windows. The

entire interior was also renovated, and the newly restored 40,000sf of office space is now home to the city school department, administrative offices, city and school information technology (IT) departments,

the city printing department, and a new meeting space for the public. In addition, the property was upgraded with new utility services, landscaping, site paving,and exterior lighting improvements.

2015 SCUP Excellence Awards Boston – The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) recently announced the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Landscape. Two New England projects received awards. An Honor Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst for Life Science Laboratories with Towers Golde LLC; Wilson Architects; Nitsch Engineering; The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Lim Consultants, Inc.; RDK Engineers; Harold R. Cutler, PE; The Green Engineer; AECOM; McPhail Associates, Inc. A Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building was given to

The Berklee College of Music for Berklee Tower with William Rawn Associates, Architects; LeMessurier Consultants; Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering; Walters-Storyk Design Group; Ricca Newmark Design; Haley & Aldrich; Nitsch Engineering; Landworks Studio Inc.; Lam Partners, Inc.; The Green Engineer; R.W. Sullivan Engineering: The Schrafft Center; Acentech; VHB; Syska Hennessy Group. SCUP was established in 1965 as a community of senior, higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them.


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July 2015

IFMA Boston Winners of 2015 Awards of Excellence

Boston – This year’s Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Awards of Excellence event was held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. IFMA Boston president Jessamine Wigfall, CFM, welcomed attendees in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. A cocktail dinner reception followed. Individual Award Winners: Exemplary End User:


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UNIVERSITY CROSSING Nominated by Perkins + Will

Project Award Winners: Best Practices: Small Projects:

THE BRIDGESPAN GROUP Nominated by CBT and athena health’s Nourish Cafe, nominated by Wise Construction Best Practices: Medium Project:

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC Nominated by Margulies Perruzzi Architects Best Practices: Large Project:

BRUCE C. BOLLING MUNICIPAL BUILDING Nominated by Sasaki Associates, Inc. and Mecanoo Best Practices: Sustainability:

EASTERN BANK Nominated by Cannistraro and the Unitarian Universalist Association

Special Award Winners President’s Award:

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High-Profile Focus: Awards

July 2015

Belimo Americas HQ Wins AIA CT

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Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. was recently honored with an AIA Connecticut Business Award for its design of Belimo Americas’ new 195,000sf North American headquarters in Danbury. Belimo, a Swiss-owned company that designs, manufactures, and distributes actuators and valves, received an Honorable Mention award for companies with over 50 employees. The building comprises 129,000sf of logistics and manufacturing space, 15,000sf of test labs, and 51,000sf of office space. According to the AIA Connecticut

announcement, “The design demonstrates active thinking about the future and incorporates planning for the future. The jury appreciated the extra efforts and clear, consistent attempt to integrate branding in a large-scale facility, which is always a difficult task.” Paul Baldinger, AIA, SLAM design architect, said. “Company products, such as bright orange actuators, are intentionally revealed through exposed ceiling vignettes, and brand colors are strategically integrated both inside and out.” The building is currently in the process for attaining LEED Gold certification.


Creative Approach to Corporate Philanthropy

KBE Wins Business Champions Award

Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation recently won the Business Champions Award for Community Involvement, made possible by a partnership between the MetroHartford Alliance and the Hartford Business Journal. KBE was honored for its creative approach to corporate philanthropy, including 9,000 volunteer hours logged and $1.5 million donated since 2009. KBE’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference, was launched in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s 50 years in business, long history of charitable giving, and new ownership. Since then, KBE and its employees have focused on programs that support children, seniors, and military personnel and their families. KBE places its charitable focus on

KBE was honored for its creative approach to corporate philanthropy, including 9,000 volunteer hours logged and $1.5 million donated since 2009. a different group of people every year. Employees are given annual paid time off to participate in volunteer activities of their choice. In 2014, KBE provided scholarships to 34 Conn. Technical High School students pursuing careers in the design and construction industry, along with endowed scholarships at ECSU and WCSU. The 2015 focus is on not-for-profit hospitals and hospice centers, offering grants to assist in small construction projects or funding of outreach programs.


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Landry/French Wins AGC Top Award

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Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction Company has won a first place award in the 2015 Build Maine Awards Competition for its construction of the new State of Maine Office Building in South Portland. Sponsored by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine, the award was presented at the AGC’s annual event at the Augusta Civic Center on April 15. Landry/French received the top award in the Building Category for this new 88,000sf, two-story office building. The building consolidates under one roof the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans’ Services, and the Career Service Center. The consolidation will save the state of Maine more than $23 million. The building was designed by Mark Mueller Architects of Portland.

“We are extremely proud to have received this award,” said vice president Kevin French. “This was truly a team effort that could not have been completed without the skills and steadfast dedication of everybody who participated on the project.” The fast-track project was completed in record time — just 286 days and twoand-a-half weeks before the required completion date. The project included a number of innovations in construction techniques including the off-site fabrication of the shell of the building. This “panelized construction” technique enabled construction of the framing, waterproofing, sheathing, and window installation all at one time. The building also has one of the largest installations of porous pavement and underground storm water retention in southern Maine and required 45,000 cubic yards of multiple materials to complete.

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(l-r) Kyle Flannery, Jennifer Mague, Meghan Flynn, scholarship chairman Greg Natalucci

Wayland, MA – Since the late 1980s, the local CFMA chapter has annually awarded

scholarships to students who are pursuing careers in the fields of accounting, finance, engineering, architecture, construction, or project management. The program is primarily funded from the proceeds of the annual golf tournament, being held this year on September 22 at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland. At this May’s meeting, scholarship chairman Greg Natatlucci presented awards to Brian Fanning, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Driscoll, Jennifer Mague, Meghan Flynn, and Kyle Flannery.

PROCON Receives Two ABC Awards

PROCON team members receive safety awards at ABC Annual meeting.

Manchester, NH – On June 18, PROCON, a design-build firm of Manchester, was honored with two safety awards for “First Place SIC Code 15 – over 200,000 ManHours” and “Zero Cases Resulting in Lost Workdays” from the Associated Builders

and Contractors of New Hampshire and Vermont Chapter (ABC NH/VT) workplace. The annual ABC Safety Awards Program winners are determined by a three-year evaluation of the company’s overall safety record. PROCON was analyzed on all office and field employees over a 200,000 man-hour period, with zero cases resulting in lost work days. President John Samenfeld stated, “PROCON is highly committed to safety on all of our projects, not only for our own team members, but also for anyone who steps foot on our construction sites.”

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Notch Mechanical Hosts 17th Annual Notch Pipe Welding Challenge

(l-r) Kristin Monfette, Notch’s craft director; Lenin Diaz, Top Notch Welder 2015 winner; Amanda Mucha, instructor; Mike Douville, instructor; Steven Neveu, Notch president

Chicopee, MA – Students from nine vocational high schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut competed recently in “Bend Off,” the final phase of the 17th Annual Notch Pipe Welding Challenge, a craft skills competition held at the headquarters of Notch Mechanical Constructors in Chicopee. “It’s exciting to see so many talented welders being developed in our vocational high school programs,” said Douglas Neveu, VP of operations of Notch Mechanical Constructors and himself an ASME qualified welder. “The 2015 Weld Challenge was intense with 104 competitors. While there were only 12 names on the semifinalist list, it was not from a lack of good welders. Rather it reflects an increasing level of quality being achieved by the competitors.” As part of the Weld Challenge event, Neveu spoke to students about how past and future experiences can unwittingly provide benefits for their careers. Not knowing what the future holds, he advised students on never missing an opportunity to learn something new every day.

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KBE Wins IPI Award

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Farmington, CT – The International Partnering Institute gave its 2015 Partnered Project of the Year Award — Vertical Building Projects, Sapphire Level — to the Connecticut College boiler plant replacement project team. Team leader KBE Building Corp. served as construction manager at risk for the $5 million, seven-month project at the college’s New London campus, which encompassed the following phases: asbestos abatement and demolition at the existing central heating plant; removal and replacement of three aging boilers with four new flexible watertube ones; addition of other supporting equipment, including de-aerators, pumps, and chemical treatment systems; and minor structural and architectural modifications

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Lord Jeffery Inn Earns Award

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Amherst, MA – The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst recently earned a 2015 Preservation Award from the Mass. Historical Commission. William Francis Galvin, secretary of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, presented the award to NCA Principal J. Michael Abbott, and NCA Project Manager Jeff Caplin at a ceremony held recently in Boston. In 1926, Architects Putnam and Cox designed the 46,000sf Lord Jeffery Inn for Amherst College. The inn holds a unique place in literary history because it is where poet Robert Frost frequented as a guest between 1949 and 1963. In 2009, the inn underwent an extensive restoration and expansion. NCA worked closely with the college to incorporate effective and efficient means

of conserving energy, water, and other natural resources while still providing guests with modern touches that address the evolving needs of today’s traveler. The exterior restoration included repairing, re-pointing, and lime washing the brick façade, restoring the historic windows, repairing the slate roof, and restoring the outdoor seating areas. The interior transformation entailed restoring the historic lobby, meeting rooms, function room, and 49 guest rooms. The design team also added a new ballroom, roof terrace with outdoor fireplace, fitness center, and restaurant, expanding the total square footage to 50,000. The project was completed in 2012 and cost $14.7 million. Green design and construction features include: geothermal heating and cooling pumps, solar panels, energy recovery ventilation, energy-efficient guest room occupancy system with interactive on/ off key cards, efficient lighting, and highquality efficient plumbing fixtures. The Lord Jeffery Inn ranks as one of Pioneer Valley’s greenest hotels, one of only two hotels in Massachusetts with LEED Silver certification, and one of three member hotels in the Historic Hotels of America Program to achieve this level of recognition.

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CBC Announces Winners at 2015 Project Team Awards Banquet Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) held its 19th annual Project Team Awards banquet on June 9 at The Bond Ballroom in Hartford. The program honored eight project teams that showed extraordinary collaboration in the execution of their construction projects. More than 150 industry professionals were in attendance. Moderated by CBC President Tom Beebe of Arcadis U.S., Inc., the program attendees walked away with knowledge about each project team’s highly collaborative and successful approach to design and construction. The Turner Construction / Robert A.M. Stern Architects Team was recognized as the CBC’s third annual Project Team of the Year for its exemplary teamwork on the new Bedford Family Center in Westport, Connecticut.

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THE 2015 PROJECT TEAM AWARD WINNERS WERE AS FOLLOWS: K-12 Schools (New or Renovation) FIRST PLACE: Harvard Ellis Technical High School, Danielson; designed by the S/L/A/M Collaborative; built by KBE Building Corporation. Major Renovation/Expansion (over $10 million)

FIRST PLACE: Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Rafael Campus, Operating Room & Infrastructure, New Haven; designed by Shepley Bulfinch; built by Turner Construction. MERIT AWARD: Danbury Hospital, Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Pavilion, Danbury; built by Gilbane Building Company. New Construction FIRST PLACE: Bedford Family Center, Westport; designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects; built by Turner Construction. MERIT AWARD: Middlesex Hospital – Shoreline Medical, Westbrook; designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative; built by The WhitingTurner Contracting Co.


Small Projects — New or Renovation (under $10 million) FIRST PLACE – Kent School, Music & Mattison Auditorium, Kent; designed by the S/L/A/M Collaborative; built by S/L/A/M Construction Services. MERIT AWARD: Connecticut College Steam Plant Replacement, New London; designed by Charney Architects; built by KBE Building Corporation.

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The Collaborative Competition Architectural competitions are usually launched to generate new building solutions; rarely are they created to start a conversation. A refreshing change is Boston’s Living with Water Competition. Facing a rising sea, increasingly extreme

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temperatures, and more frequent storms, the city of Boston, along with the Boston Harbor Association, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and the Boston Society of Architects, decided to create an ideas competition. Because of its importance to Boston, my partner, Mark Reed, and I entered the competition with the aim of being part of the dialogue about the future. The competition stemmed from an already fruitful series of community workshops, including a charrette at ABX. In a discussion with Marilyn Schairer of WGBH on June 11, Austin Blackmon, Boston’s chief of environment, energy, and open space, noted that the

competition “assures that we’re engaging the private sector and community partners to come up with innovative concepts to be more prepared and resilient with climate change.” The jury was drawn from a wide range of disciplines: landscape, transportation, public policy, civil engineering, and architecture. The goal was to bring forward ideas that were financially feasible, replicable, scalable, phaseable, and dynamic. The first stage drew a wide array of entries for three scales of sites from teams from all over the world and from many design schools. Formally judged by an official panel, the competition was put online for public viewing. Seen by thousands, the competition had a category award called “people’s choice,” which

encouraged public participation. The jury selected three teams from each site to advance as finalists to a second stage of the competition. In the second stage, several avenues for collaboration were brought into the mix. The first was a series of workshops hosted at the Boston Society of Architects where both finalists and members of the community got together to discuss the pertinent problems that were brought to the surface by the competition entries. The second was a physical and virtual round table discussion of the individual projects within each category between the entrants and judges. Both of these events encouraged discussion of both the issues and the designs. Rather than isolating the finalists in their own competitive

corner, they were encouraged to share the projects, the issues faced, and to ask questions of the group. The importance of the problem at hand inspired this kind of communication and teamwork. As Ellen Watts, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Architerra, whose entry ReDeBoston 2100 was the award winner in the Neighborhood site, noted, “Our main competitor wasn’t one firm or another, but climate change itself — a serious adversary. Through our work, we progressed through an overwhelming number of options and constraints to arrive at conceptual solutions that we believe can work.” The awards ceremony highlighted continued to page 42

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CHC Richard E. Neal Complex Wins MHC Preservation Award Designed by Dietz & Co.

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Springfield, MA – Caring Health Center, Inc. was awarded the prestigious 2015 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award for the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and restoration at the Caring Health Center Richard E. Neal Complex. Dietz & Company Architects, Inc. senior project architect, Debbi Gottlieb, was the project architect for the rehabilitation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of the three contiguous

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historic buildings (The Coomes, Morse Block, and the Smith Carriage Company Building). Barr & Barr Builders served as the construction manager for the project. This work resulted in the conversion of former vacant commercial buildings into a full-service licensed community health center that retains the buildings’ historic features. The rehabilitation included structural repairs and reinforcement in all three

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Concord, NH – Warrenstreet Architects recently received the 2015 Cornerstone Award for Corporate Social Responsibility from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR). Kyle Barker was presented the award from Governor Maggie Hassan at the NHBSR’s Spring Conference. Recent examples of Warrenstreet’s community focus can be seen in its pro bono work, including the Concord Friendly Kitchen, The Girls Inc. Building on Hope project, the N.H. State Veterans

Cemetery Army Monument, and Kroll House Building on Hope project. Rob Dapice of the N.H. Housing Finance Authority commented: “Both Warrenstreet cofounder Jonathan Halle and new partner, Kyle Barker, could be individually recognized. Jonathan’s efforts as the chairman of the Building on Hope project have been inspirational. Kyle, as the principal of Barker Architects until 2014, was noted for his contributions to Community Design Charrettes with Plan N.H.

Florence Electric Wins S.T.E.P. Award Woburn, MA – Florence Electric, LLC, of Canton, recently was named a Platinum Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) Award recipient at the 11th Annual Gould Construction Institute (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.

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 Florence Electric, LLC took home the Platinum S.T.E.P. Award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to ensuring a safe work environment for its workforce.

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Newport, RI – The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) unveiled the winners of the 14th annual Charter Awards, which celebrate the year’s greatest accomplishments in architectural, landscape, urban, and regional design. The 11 winners and 10 runners-up, ranging from Richmond, Va. to Luhe, Jiangsu Province, China, were unveiled in Dallas, Texas, as part of CNU’s 23rd annual Congress, a four-day conference exploring walkable development and sustainable cities. As in past years, the winning projects for 2015 represented three geographic scales laid out in the charter for the New Urbanism —Metropolis, City, and Town; Neighborhood, Corridor, and District; and Block, Street, and Building. The Micro Lofts at the Arcade Providence in Providence, R.I. earned the Merit Award in the Block, Street, and

Building category. In 2012, Northeast Collaborative Architects worked closely with developer Evan Granoff of 130 Westminster Street Associates to create 48 micro lofts on the arcade’s second and third floors and 17 micro retail spaces on the main level. The $7 million adaptive reuse project respects the arcade’s historic design, and the building’s Old World features make each unit unique. Furnished one-bedroom units range in size from 225gsf to 450gsf, and each unit features a living room, built-in furniture, storage, bathroom, and kitchen with refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, and microwave. When residents need more space than their cozy units offer, they utilize a game room, TV room, and porches. Other amenities include laundry, basement storage, nearby parking garage, public transportation, and Zipcar location.

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Acentech Receives First Place Honor SMPS Boston Award

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Cambridge, MA – Acentech was honored with two awards from the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston 2015 Communications Awards program. Acentech received the First Place honor in the Branding Experience/ Identity category and the People’s Choice award for its animated holiday piece, “Acentech’s Thanksgiving Cornucopia.” Local fine arts painter and graphic designer Julie Beck created the logo design with collaborative, creative input from Acentech staff. Following this successful rebranding effort, Acentech innovated a two-

pronged Thanksgiving-themed holiday appreciation campaign. The first element was a creative Thanksgiving-themed video animation that incorporated the firm’s new visual identity and expressed thanks to its clients in a festive and playful way. “Both the graphic element and logotype are the result of a true collaboration between the firm’s marketing and technical staff. We are gratified to be honored by our peers for this significant re-branding endeavor,” said Sarah McGillicuddy, director of marketing and business development at Acentech.

Boston – Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations and marketing agency, and Clockwork Design Group (CDGI), a boutique web and graphic design

firm, announced that their joint efforts on the Hobbs Brook Management website were acknowledged by SMPS Boston in its annual marketing communications awards program in Boston. Rhino PR provided content development, overall project management, and owner’s representation. Clockwork Design Group provided website design and art direction. The SMPS Boston awards program honors firms and individuals who have aspired to push the envelope in professional services marketing. The Hobbs Brook website received an honorable mention in the website category. Juror comments include “copy is short and well written,” “large photos are very compelling,” and “the approach was impressively concise and easy to navigate.”

Acella S.T.E.P. Award Recipient Norwell, MA – Acella Construction Corporation was recently named a Gold Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) Award recipient at the 11th Annual Gould Construction Institute Safety and Education Dinner. Acella took home the award in recognition of its outstanding commitment to ensuring a

safe work environment for its workforce. Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella, said, “Just as we are working hard to build better for our clients, we also emphasize an environment of building better with our team. A safe environment is critical to that endeavor, and we appreciate being recognized for our efforts.”


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Cover Story Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for EMD-Millipore Biomass Plant Jaffrey, NH – June 4 saw the ribbon cutting of the new energy-efficient, 20 MMBtu Biomass Central Heating Plant at EMD-Millipore’s Jaffrey campus, a project that had been in planning since 2007. Designed and managed by RDK Engineers, the $9 million project’s focus on sustainable energy has revolutionized the Jaffrey facility’s cost-effectiveness. As the largest plant of its type in New Hampshire serving an industrial facility, the Biomass Central Heating Plant really is, as EMD Millipore’s Kate Cingolani puts it, “a model to look to” in the state. Led by RDK principal and project manager, Dan Wall, PE, LEED AP, the project involved replacing the 14 oil-fired boilers for steam, heating, and process loads, and transitioning them to a biomass system for sustainable energy. The biomass plant saves on both heating and cooling, controls emissions, and enables future on-site turbine-generated electricity production. The project also greatly improves “firm, fixed capacity” to ensure uninterrupted manufactory. According to Mark Leach, president of continued to page 31

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AFS Energy Systems (the manufacturer of the biomass boilers), the new system can produce steam from a number of different fuels including green wood chips, wood residues, wood pellets, and propane backup. It was designed to be highly efficient while meeting very stringent air quality standards. The system is integrated into Millipore’s Building Automation System where it can be monitored throughout the main plant. Gary Blanchette, PE, from H.L. Turner Group, Inc., that provided architectural, structural and civil engineering for RDK, stated, “We needed to design a facility with high aesthetic and functional

qualities that Millipore’s medical and pharmaceutical customers come to expect. The Biomass Project achieved that goal and in the process, the nearly 300,000sf facility also eliminated the use of fossil fuel boilers and significantly reduced Millipore’s production of greenhouse gasses.” Maura Adams, the wood heat program director of the Northern Forest Center, described the project as an “extraordinary investment” boasting clean, efficient heat and “epitomizing the concept of sustainable energy.” The new biomass plant is expected to save 500,000 gallons of fuel oil annually.

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Green Why Solar is a Practical Addition to Your Building by Patrick Prince and Brian Kuhn



Here’s Why Solar PV Systems Make Cents

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems seem to be going up everywhere today. What is driving this market? The answer is economics, and it is something that every building owner and facilities manager should explore before the window of opportunity closes at the end of 2016. Buildings with large, flat, or south-facing roofs are ideal for solar PV, as they receive the most sunlight. Innovation in the industry has not only brought down the price of PV components, but solar

panels have become more efficient every year. Factor in the expensive electric rates here in the Northeast, and it is no wonder that building owners are seeing value in putting PV systems on their roofs. From a technical perspective, solar PV panels simply turn sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. Each panel puts out about 250 to 300 watts per hour. Although the wiring arrangements can vary, this electricity is put into an inverter where it is changed to AC electricity, which is then hooked up to your building’s electric system and meter. Depending on the number of panels you install and your current demand at any time, you might need more power from the grid, or, you might be making more power than you need. If you generate more power than you are using, the excess flows back into the grid, running your meter in reverse. Assuming you are signed up for what is called net-metering, at the end of the month you will pay for the net amount your meter has recorded from running forwards and backwards. Because solar energy is environmentally friendly, the Renewable Energy

Portfolios of many states, like Massachusetts, have created a market where this green value of those electrons can be rewarded and turned into cash. Socalled Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS) accrue to the system owner for every megawatt-hour you produce. In Massachusetts, these SRECs can be sold on the SREC market, and get this: They are currently trading at more than the retail value of the electrons themselves in Massachusetts. SRECs today typically sell for $.22 to $.24 per kWh. While this article focuses on the incentives in Massachusetts, several other states participate in

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Education South Coast Improvement Co. Wins Bid on MIT Project Cambridge, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) of Marion was recently contracted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a renovation project at the Ray and Maria Stata Center at the school’s campus in Cambridge. The $170,000 project calls for the conversion of a library into office space on the seventh floor of the building. Additional office space on the eighth floor will be renovated. Completion is set for mid-August. Work on the MIT project will be undertaken by South Coast Improvement’s private school division, which offers the benefits of a big-time general contractor with the capability to streamline smaller projects under tight deadlines. “Over the years, we’ve done a considerable amount of work at colleges and universities in the greater Boston area but this is our first at MIT,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “As a company, we routinely work on six-figure projects, with our highest being a $4 million project for an assisted living

facility. We have those systems in place so that we can work on several smaller jobs at a school at once,” said Quinlan. “That’s how we have been able to get a lot of repeat business.”

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That repeat business includes projects at Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, Mount Ida College, and Dean College. Those projects have ranged from a new video

room for the men’s lockerroom at BC’s Conte Forum to conference room and new president’s office at Mount Ida to a server room for the Kostas Homeland Security Research Facility at Northeastern.

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Bridgeport, CT – KBE is serving as construction manager at risk for the University of Bridgeport campus’ newest residence hall, which will encompass four stories and 60,000sf to provide housing for 220 students through a variety of configurations. The residences will include suites and traditional bedrooms, along with common rooms and student support services. Design features include a steeply pitched roof with wide overhangs and a façade of brick on the first story and siding on the upper floors. The scope of work also

includes demolition of the adjacent Schine Hall to provide student parking as well as sitework for the new construction. Scheduled for completion in summer 2016, the new building is a block-andplank structure with prefabricated metal roof trusses topped with asphalt shingles. Building heating will be supplemented through connections to the university’s existing fuel cell building and a heat exchanger to take advantage of excess heat produced by the fuel cell building. KBE has worked with the University of Bridgeport on 16 projects since 2005.

Storrs, CT – Students at the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus are one step closer to occupying a long-awaited STEM residence hall now that steel erection has begun at the construction site. They joined staff members from the university and from design-builder KBE Building Corp. recently at a steel-raising ceremony. The $79 million, 210,000sf, multistoried residence hall is designed to qualify for LEED Silver certification and is expected to be substantially completed for the summer of 2016. The design team for the new STEM residence hall will be led by JSA Architects from Portsmouth, N.H., who

previously teamed with KBE on the very successful Kellogg House residence hall design-build project at the University of Virginia. JSA will be supported by structural engineer DiBlasi Associates; civil engineer BL Companies; and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer WSP. Newman Architects, PC, along with BVH Integrated Services, was selected by the University of Connecticut as the design architect and engineer during the bridging documents phase and will serve as the university’s design consultant during the completion of design and the construction phase.


July 2015


Philanthropy Safety • Integrity • Longevity

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$20,900 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Rockland, MA – The New England Chapters of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and Manufacturers Agents for Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) celebrated their 42nd annual golf outing and reception on June 1. The charitable event, held at Andover Country Club, welcomed 128 participants and 84 tee sign sponsors, raising a total of $20,900 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The annual golf outing event is one of two large charity fundraisers organized by the New England Chapter of the FCSI. Ryan Casavant, New England chapter Wounded Warrior Project representative and Purple Heart recipient, accepted the donation on the organization’s behalf. “Injuries come in many forms,” he said. “Just because you can’t see an injury does not mean it’s not there.”

Jewett Participates in“March for Babies”

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Raymond, NH – Raymond-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc. participated in the “March for Babies-Seacoast” on May 31. Construction team members participated in walks in Portsmouth and Manchester, raising over $1,000 between the two events. Team Jewett was composed of Jon Warner, Chrissy Buttrick, Jason Mayeu and his wife Karen, and twin daughters Adison and Zoey. The team walked alongside friends,

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business partners, and the 2014 March of Dimes national ambassador, 7-yearold Aidan Lamothe, and his mother Jill Teeters, on the three-mile walk through the streets of Portsmouth to raise awareness for March of Dimes research and programs. “Volunteering for the March of Dimes allows us all to give back,” notes Jason Mayeu, Jewett Construction’s director of marketing.

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filled with school supplies to students during the June 15 End of Year ceremony at Easter Seal’s Pre-School B Classroom in Waterbury. According to Glenda Robles, a preschool teacher at Easter Seals All Kids Child Care: “It was great to see the children’s reactions when we presented them with the backpacks.” At the ceremony, the pre-school students concluded the ceremony by shouting out “Thank you O&G” in unison.

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Acella Builds Franklin Park Zoo Project Boston – Acella Construction Corporation recently completed construction of a camel structure for the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. This structure will serve as a nighttime shelter for two domesticated camels that will be visiting the zoo over the summer and offering guests at the zoo up-close encounters and rides. The camel project served as Acella’s annual charity event, which is an opportunity for the Acella team to come together and offer its time, talent, and materials for a worthy cause. Last year, Acella partnered with NVNA and Hospice of Norwell and filled up four dumpsters as part of a cleanout effort. Acella Construction Managers and Zoo New England (which oversees both the Stone Zoo in Stoneham and the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston) have worked together in recent years on other contracted projects including renovations to Franklin Park Zoo’s Bird’s World and the lion exhibit, and renovations to Stone Zoo’s Windows to the Wild. “We are very grateful to Acella for their hard work on this exciting project,” said Marshall Judges, executive vice president and COO of Zoo New England. “It’s outstanding to see an organization

Franklin Park Zoo camel shed built by the Acella team

give back to their community and get their whole team involved in the endeavor, and we are happy to have been the beneficiary of their good work.”

Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella, said, “Our annual charity event is a great occasion to improve how we work and communicate as a team, while helping

out a wonderful organization that does so much for the Boston area. We are very proud of our affiliation with Franklin Park Zoo and Zoo New England.”

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Multi-Residential Currents on the Charles Makes Waves

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Currents on the Charles grand opening

Waltham, MA – Currents on the Charles, a 200-unit riverside luxury apartment community located at 36 River Street in Waltham, held its grand opening celebration recently featuring a summer solstice theme to recognize the development’s opening and ongoing success. In addition to members of the Hines development team, representatives of The Bozzuto Group, the property’s management firm, were in attendance to welcome guests, along with representatives of Cube 3 Architects and the project’s general contractor, Callahan, Inc. Currents on the Charles has been

experiencing strong activity since opening in January, with over 65% of the community currently leased. Renters can choose from a variety of floor plan options with studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes available. Additionally, the community features a premier amenity package including a 10,000sf River Club, resortstyle swimming pool, media lounge with Apple TV and wet bar, and outdoor kitchen with grilling stations. Pet owners will enjoy the pet-friendly atmosphere featuring an on-site Bark ’n’ Bubbles washing and grooming room.

Projects to End Vets’ Homelessness Saccoccio & Associates Designs Providence, RI – Several new projects in Rhode Island are helping to provide affordable housing for homeless and disabled veterans. The effort is part of a larger state initiative called Opening Doors Rhode Island that aims to end veterans’ homelessness by December 31, 2015. Blackstone Valley Development Corporation is collaborating with Veterans for Tomorrow, LLC, to renovate the vacant jewelry manufacturing building, Heaton and Cowing Mill. The project, known as “Veterans for Tomorrow,” will create 20 affordable homes for homeless and disabled veterans. Saccoccio & Associates, an architectural firm located in Cranston, provided the project’s architectural design and consultation, historic restoration, and interior design. “The building is designed to retain the character of the historic mill while providing comfortable living space with modern amenities,” said Mark Saccoccio, principal of Saccoccio & Associates. “The apartments are handicap accessible, and the community space has been designed to accommodate job training and other veteran services.” The 13,590sf building is located at


Renovation for new veterans housing under way

1115 Douglas Avenue, in Providence. Two-and-a-half of the three floors will be residential with one efficiency suite and 19 one-bedroom units. A community room and job training center also will be on-site. Surveying, site engineering, and local/ state permitting were provided by DiPrete Engineering. Renovations are expected to be complete by October. Other veteran housing projects include Operation Stand Down R.I., which recently completed the construction of 10 affordable homes for veterans in Westerly, and Turning Point II, which included the construction of 14 affordable homes near the V.A. Hospital in Providence.

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Mixed Use PROCON Completes Foundations

Madbury Commons On Schedule PROCON CM – TMS Architects

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Goffe Mill Plaza foundation

Bedford, NH – PROCON’s design-build team recently placed the foundations for the 40,000sf Whole Foods Market that will anchor the upcoming Goffe Mill Plaza in Bedford. The site is the former home of the Sheraton Wayfarer Inn and Conference Center, and was a hub for the presidential primary campaign trail for many years. The complex includes the proposed development of two restaurants, 73 apartment units, a fitness center, a Provident Bank, and almost 8,000sf of retail space.

Manchester based design-build firm PROCON is the architect and construction manager for the project. The company began construction on the mixed-use development in February. PROCON’s project manager commented on the initial stage. “The concrete sub, Southern New Hampshire Concrete, did an exceptional job placing our foundations. The process went smoothly thanks, in part, to their experience and professionalism. Also, I’d like to mention the site contractor, Pichette Brothers, who did a great job preparing the site for the Whole Foods building.” TFMoran was selected as the project’s civil engineer. The plans call for the original Mill Building on the property to remain intact with an exterior refurbishment, and signage identifying its historical significance. The Whole Foods shell and site work is expected to be completed in November. The project is funded by the Massachusetts-based Rockland Trust Company.


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Durham, NH – PROCON is moving the Madbury Commons project toward completion of two new student housing buildings. Golden Goose Capital of Durham developed the multi-use complex that sits on 2.6 acres. The complex will consist of two multistory buildings featuring 126 luxury furnished apartments offering full kitchens with granite counter tops, air conditioning, washer/dryers, living areas, and a variety of floor plans. PROCON of Manchester is the construction manager for the project that began construction in June 2014. Together, the buildings will house 46,000sf of commercial space, and UNH Interoperability Lab will be one of the

tenants in the commercial space. TMS Architects of Portsmouth is the architect for the project, and Kennebunk Savings is providing the lead financing. The multistory buildings will accommodate 525 students just a few steps from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) campus. Building A is composed of 169,000sf and is in midinstallation of flooring, painting, and final finishes. Building B, with 39,000sf, is now 100% framed, the roofing is in place, and the electrical and plumbing work is under way. Both buildings are expected to be completed in time to welcome UNH students for the fall 2015 semester.

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Passive pretreating methods should also be considered. A long, circuitous concrete crawl space or interstitial level can be used as an air intake plenum. The concrete will act as thermal storage, drawing energy out of the air during peak times and returning it during offpeak hours. A transpired solar collector uses a perforated metal panel to create a plenum space at the building exterior that is heated by the sun and is especially useful in colder climates. Natural ventilation should never be overlooked, but needs to be assessed in context of the space program, location, and culture of the occupants to enhance that occupant safety and the scientific research is not put at risk. One last consideration, which is often overlooked, is building occupant behavior.

As much as 30% of building energy performance can be attributed to how the space is utilized. Occupant education is an important tool and should be used in conjunction with interactive energy-use meters and displays. All of the strategies described above have been successfully used on past projects to significantly reduce energy use and consumption. Finding the best combination for each specific life science building program and location can push the industry toward net zero goals and overall success. It’s important to remember that any building can be net zero; it just takes the right attitude, approach, and leadership. Andrew P. Simpson, PE LEED AP, is an associate at Vanderweil Engineers in Boston.

July 2015


Municipal Historic Boston and TACC Redevelop Upham’s Corner Station

Rendering of “The Bike Kitchen” by Utile, Inc. Architecture + Planning

Boston – The City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development has designated the redevelopment of the historic Upham’s Corner Comfort Station in Dorchester to the partnership of Historic Boston Inc. and The American City Coalition (TACC). Historic Boston Inc. and The

American City Coalition are working with Noah Hicks, founder of Dorchester’s Bowdoin Bike School, to repurpose the existing Comfort Station into The Bike Kitchen, a full-service bicycle shop and café, creating a sustainable future for this neglected and important historic structure.

The architect for the development is Utile, Inc. Architecture + Planning. “The Comfort Station is an important part of Upham’s Corner’s history,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “We are thrilled to see it returned to use, and look forward to the continued revitalization of this important neighborhood.” The joint proposal for the Comfort Station reflects the objectives of both nonprofit organizations to strengthen the Upham’s Corner business district through their combined expertise in real estate development, historic preservation, and economic development. “HBI is proud to be designated to restore the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station,” said Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director of Historic Boston Inc. “Our project brings back an important but atrisk building and demonstrates that HBI’s model of preservation-based development can create economic opportunity for entrepreneurs like Noah Hicks.” “We are indebted to The American City Coalition for the invaluable technical assistance it brought to our partnership,” said Kottaridis. “TACC’s ability to match the community’s priorities with delivery

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of high quality professional services accelerated project planning and gave our collaboration a winning proposal.” “This project continues the positive economic development in Upham’s Corner,” said Neil McCullagh, Executive Director of The American City Coalition. “TACC is thrilled to support this early, close partnership between developer and tenant because we know the renovation and use of this building will have a catalytic impact on this neighborhood.”

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story, 44,000sf building known as the Multi-Specialty Clinic (MSC), that will house most of the outpatient departments at APD, including primary and family care, general surgery, geriatrics, orthopaedics, pain management, pediatrics, podiatry, occupational health, urology, and women’s care. Outpatient phlebotomy, radiology, and rehabilitative services also will be included. The MSC will also have room available for other services, including wellness education and a café. MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health will serve as the architect. Construction will be provided by DEW Construction Corp. The project has an estimated cost of $13 million. Monadanock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will serve as the developer of the project, with APD entering into a long-term lease obligation with the organization.

O&G to Build Radiology Facility Derby, CT – O&G Industries was recently awarded a contract to renovate 1,500sf of laboratory space that will become the home of Griffin Hospital’s new Interventional Radiology facility. The multiphase project kicked off earlier this month and is expected to be completed in September of 2015. In addition to the current Griffin Hospital project, O&G is renovating Charlotte Hungerford’s operating room #1 and preparing New Milford Hospital’s Diebold Family Cancer Center for a new Big Bore MRI machine. O&G recently completed major healthcare projects including the con-

struction of the Arnhold Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, the Entrance Plaza at Bridgeport Hospital, the seventh floor Bariatric Wing renovation at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, as well as the fourth and fifth renovations at Torrington’s Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. According to O&G project manager Christina Rossi, “We are very excited to be working with such a great team at Griffin Hospital and The S/L/A/M Collaborative. As a part of this project, we will be working within an occupied healthcare setting and will complete the renovation in its entirety without disrupting hospital operations.”

July 2015


Northern New England Landry/French CM for ME Aviation Harris Named to BSA Board Designed by Archetype Architects

Rendering of Maine Aviation’s new facility

Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction Company has been selected as construction manager for a new general aviation facility for Maine Aviation Corporation. Located on Westbrook Street in South Portland, the new 42,000sf facility will

provide aviation services to the private, corporate, commercial, and general aviation community. The first floor of the two-story building, designed by Archetype Architects of Portland, will house a pilots’ quiet room, pilots’ planning room, visiting pilots’ lounge, conference room, customer service area, waiting area, gym and locker rooms, catering kitchen, and restrooms. The second floor will house administrative offices, conference and break rooms, and open office area. The project also includes a two-bay hangar.

Raymond, NH – Steve Harris, In 2003, JCCI built the senior project manager at Jewett organization’s Camp Carpenter Construction Co., Inc., has been dining facility in Manchester, named to the board of eirectors and the firm also headed up the of the Daniel Webster Council, Jewett Golf Classic fundraiser Boy Scouts of America. Harris to benefit the BSA for a number joined Jewett in 2011. of years. Jewett Construction has a “I‘m honored to be a part of long history of working with the Daniel Webster Council,” the council, including company Harris says, “and to continue Steve Harris president Craig Jewett’s own previous our firm’s longstanding tradition of partnering with such a vital organization.” tenure on its board.

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Jewett Completes Dealership Reno Designed by Port One Architects

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Orleans, MA – Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, a division of Raymond, N.H.- based Jewett Construction Com-

pany, Inc., has completed renovations at Orleans Toyota in Orleans, Mass. The project included a 3,400sf façade upgrade to comply with Toyota’s current branding requirements, as well as miscellaneous interior improvements. Work included ACM panels, new Novum entry tower, front glass, and paint. Despite the challenge of severe winter conditions, the project was completed on time.

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Salem, NH – Gina Coel has been named North American vice president of sales at nora systems, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial floor coverings. In addition to her sales responsibilities, she will be

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Who Said Talk is Cheap? When exactly did the recession start? For us, it was September 2008. I’m not sure when it ended, but one thing is for certain, in our business it’s definitely over. Like

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most companies, it was a very difficult 6+ years, but it’s a different story today. The market is so hot now, that when we approach passive candidates, they are seeking a 10% to 20% salary increase just to consider making a move. We are hearing of signing bonuses (remember them), extra vacation, work from home, etc. all being requested by candidates whose salaries slipped during the recession by as much as 30%. The availability of great construction managers is almost nonexistent! Even average candidates are being courted by great companies, and we’re hearing the

same old line, “I need a warm body.” It’s like 2005 all over again, except the difference is — it’s just going to get worse! As of the first quarter of 2015, we were on pace to add around 400,000 jobs, but the construction industry requires approximately 1.4 million net new employees to meet the current 2015 demands. You don’t need a PhD from MIT to figure out where this is all going. The industry will have a talent shortage for many years to come. The result will be issues with deliverability, quality, and safety. To further complicate things, as the Millennials and Yuccies (as in “young urban creatives”) become the employee majority, they’ll change how we communicate in the workplace, and those of us born before the 1990s probably won’t have the desire or the tech skills needed to keep up. This generation of professionals talk to each other in a way that’s sometimes hard for the rest of us to comprehend. In fact, they barely talk at all. They text, Vine, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Kik, Periscope, Yik Yak, Tumblr, Whatsapp, and Meerkat rather than have a face-to-face talk. They let their thumbs do the talking. If you don’t

understand how social media is used as a communication tool by Millennials, this might help you out. Evan Spiegel, the 25-year-old CEO of Snapchat, explained how his app was used by 100 million daily users in May: “But today . . . pictures are being used for talking. So when you see your children taking a zillion photos of things that you would never take a picture of, it’s ’cause they’re using photographs to talk . . . And that’s why people are taking and sending so many pictures on Snapchat every day.” Verbal communication skills appear to

knows this. Unless the candidate is actually talking to your recruiter, he or she is not really in play. Period. If you are lucky enough to get the attention of the right candidate, you also better be prepared to tell a good story. Again, communication is key. What I’m suggesting is that the best recruiters use data and all the tech tools above to research and source candidates, but then actually pick up the phone and call passive candidates and move to in-person meeting. Please don’t misunderstand; we love technology, and it’s helped our

“Pictures are being used for talking.” be a receding art form. And yet, they are so desirable these days. Business is not won by texting. Conflict is not resolved by email, leadership is not delivered via Instagram. In our world, technology is a tool to automate repetitive transactional functions, but the “business of business” is best done through the ancient art of relationship building. A literate intelligent candidate can share their skills by a multiple of 5x in a company by becoming a great mentor and team builder. You can’t do that on Vine. The same lack of connection can be said for our industry, executive search. Any recruiter with a LinkedIn license can shoot off an email “seeking an estimator for a great client.” Just about every company in New England needs an estimator right now, and every estimator

industry tremendously, but we get paid to share with you things that can’t be found on a candidate’s Twitter feed. The fact is, we all have to get with the times and understand how technology can improve efficiency and collaboration, but the best recruiters marry that process with old-school relationship building. It doesn’t matter if you are an agency recruiter or HR manager, this is what is going to be required of all of us to connect with the best talent in a very competitive environment. Recruiting is all about asking good questions and listening. It’s simple: The best candidates will tell you how to recruit them if you actually engage with them on a personal level. Colm Allen is president at Construction Recruiters of Milton, Mass.

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the importance of sharing all the ideas that came from the competition, not simply those of the selected finalists and award winners. The variety of design solutions responded to Mayor Walsh’s goal of creating a “beautiful, vibrant, and resilient Boston that is prepared for end-of-the century climate conditions and rising sea levels.” In speaking about the competition, judges synthesized what they thought were compelling solutions, drawing from all entries. The mayor spoke about embracing these solutions, looking at redefining the ground level with regard to expected water levels and storm surges, thus moving the conversation toward real implementation. After the ceremony, the three awarded firms met over lunch to talk about continuing to work together to help move these solutions forward, learning from each other and drawing on the ideas generated to create a more resilient city that does not shy away from its relationship to the water. It was a particular pleasure to meet with Francesco Lanza of Thetis whose team from Venice drew upon real-


life solutions to control sea-level rise in beautiful and naturalistic ways for their submission, “Total Resilient Approach.” Continuing collaboration is critical to the success of Living with Water. “Now that the competition is complete, it is important to engage the city and community, businesses, and individuals to figure out how to realize these solutions and prepare the city of Boston for the next several generations,” observes Mark Reed. Other finalists agree. As Ellen Watts notes, “There is precious little time until seawater inundation and storm surges threaten our carefree way of life. We can not only survive but thrive with water, but only if we act now and make haste.” Living with Water showed how competitive collaboration can be successful, engaging, and creative; now we need to get to work. Stephanie Goldberg, AIA, OAA, LEED AP, was a member of the winning team for the Site category, The Prince Building Piers. All the final submissions are currently on view at BSA Space.

July 2015



North Branch Welcomes Three

Landry/French Hires Three



Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction Company recently announced that Lisa Stevens, Codie Keene, and Matt McMakin have joined the company. Stevens joins Landry/French as marketing director and brings over 26 years of experience in marketing, branding, and corporate communications for professional

service firms. Previously, she served as marketing director for a full-service architecture and engineering firm. She has earned the designation of certified professional services marketer. McMakin Keene joins the firm as superintendent with several years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining the company, he worked in Boston as a superintendent. Currently, he’s serving as superintendent of a lab fit-up project at Alere in Scarborough. McMakin joins Landry/French as tool and safety manager.



Concord, NH – North Branch recently welcomed project manager Kevin Munroe, project superintendent Greg Malette, and project manager Assistant Carlye Fioretti to its team. Munroe brings over 30 years of experi-

Shawmut Promotes Directors

DeFrances Joins Fuss & O’Neill Manchester, CT – Fuss & O’Neill experience to the firm, EnviroScience, LLC announced most recently with Tecton that Cathy DeFrances has joined Architects in Hartford, where the team as director of business she successfully managed a development. In this role, she leadership transition, a company will lead the growth of new rebranding, and a 50% growth business and support existing in staff over five years. opportunities and clients for the Throughout her career, she multidisciplined environmental has been actively involved in consulting firm with offices in many industry organizations DeFrances Conn., Mass., R.I. and S.C. including The Society for Marketing DeFrances brings years of A/E/C Professional Services (SMPS) where she marketing and business development twice served as president.

Leland to Manage SPG Burlington, MA – Erland Construction announced that the company has established a Special Projects Group (SPG) under the leadership of Daryl Leland, manager of special projects. SPG is specifically designed to deliver problem-solving on smaller, complex projects. Leland has been in the


construction industry for more than 15 years, working in both project management and field engineering. His experience includes dozens of projects that required strict budget and schedule controls, just the kind of background to lead a Special Projects Group.

Martin Joins EnviroVantage Epping, NH – EnviroVantage recently announced the hiring of Billy Martin to the position of vice president of marketing and business development. Martin’s background in marketing, advertising, and public relations spans over 25 years that includes stints with Timberland, PGA Tour


Apparel, and Concord Marketing Solutions. “To have someone with the background and experience that Billy has joining our team reflects positively on our ability to provide a quality product and service to our clients,” said Scott Knightly, president of EnviroVantage.

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ence in the industry including work with both architectural and construction management firms in the fields of commercial, multi-unit residential, custom, and high-volume residential producFioretti tion work. Malette has over 19 years of commercial construction experience supervising projects valued over $100 million, and Fioretti has over eight years of management and customer service experience.



Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently announced the promotion of two project executives to directors of its hotels and sports venues divisions. John Tobin, director of hotels, and Eric Geisler, director of sports venues,

will continue to build on their respective divisions’ exponential growth and bolster market expansion plans. As director of hotels, Tobin will grow Shawmut’s market share of the hotel industry while continuing to deliver topnotch client service. A key member of the team since joining in 2008, he has cultivated and maintained relationships with some of the firm’s most prestigious clients, including Le Bernardin and The New York Palace. As director, Geisler will continue to maintain relationships with existing clients and foster new ones. Recent work includes multi-year renovations to TD Garden in Boston.

BVH Promotes Norton


Bloomfield, CT – BVH Integrated Services, P.C., recently announced the promotion of James Norton, P.E., LEED AP, to project manager. He joined BVH in 2006 and specializes in the design of HVAC systems for healthcare and higher education facilities. Norton has worked on many successful projects throughout the Northeast, including Quinnipiac University’s new School of Law and the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, and the new Baystate Orthopedic Surgery Center.

Stalmon Named Vice President Boston – Eric Stalmon recently safety practices within the rejoined The Marr Companies construction industry, but of the as vice president, safety and Marr Companies’ contractors training. He was previously and commercial customers. employed by Marr from 2008 to He will be responsible 2011 serving as safety director for providing oversight and for all four Marr entities: Daniel support for all aspects of safety Marr & Son Company, Marr within Marr’s safety program Scaffolding Company, Marr and is tasked with ensuring Crane & Rigging, and Isaac that programs and policies are Stalmon Blair & Company, Inc. enforced throughout the company. He Stalmon’s career in safety management will focus on training and development of began in 1998. He has a comprehensive, Marr personnel and customers utilizing Marr equipment. working knowledge not only of current


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July 2015

Fitzemeyer & Tocci Promotes Three



Woburn, MA – Fitzemeyer & Tocci recently announced the promotions of Terry Boland, PE, LEED AP; Adam Leonard, PE, LEED AP; and Dan Turcott, PE, to associates. Boland serves as head of the mechanical discipline assuming complete responsibility for the mechanical systems of a project from schematic design through construction administration. Leonard lends his talent to major healthcare projects, working for clients such as Brigham & Women’s Hospital in

Boston, Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., and Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. Turcott works as the supervisor of all science and Turcott technology projects within the firm. His talent as an engineer, along with his strong client relationships, has made for successful projects at Lantheus Medical Imaging in North Billerica, Mass.; Rochester Electronics in Newburyport; and Phosphorex, Inc. in Hopkinton. All three have been influential for Fitzemeyer & Tocci in their commitment to efficiency, exceptional client service, and promotion of a positive work environment built on a combination of teamwork and trust.

ESC Promotes Harding Burlington, MA – Electric Harding previously worked Supply Center (ESC) recently in a counter sales position at announced the promotion ESC’s Wakefield branch. He beof Kristofer Harding to the gan working with ESC in June position of assistant branch 2012, where he performed sevmanager at the company’s eral warehouse roles, including Gloucester branch. driver, receiving, and shipping. He will continue to strength“We know he will make en customer relationships, mana terrific assistant branch age the day-to-day operations manager. He always goes above Harding for the branch, and continue to help build and beyond to service our clients,” said ESC’s presence in the Gloucester area. ESC president, Larry LaFreniere.


experience, specializing in Boston – Scott Robbins, P.E., project management and has been named a senior vice mechanical engineering for president in the Boston office colleges and universities, of WSP, a global engineering laboratories and cleanrooms, as and professional services well modeling systems for true organization. informed design. In his new position, he A licensed professional will manage design efforts engineer in six states, he is also for academic and science/ a certified energy manager and technology projects throughout Robbins LEED AP BD+C. He is a member of the New England and nationwide. He has over 24 years of engineering, Association of Energy Engineers and construction, and project management ASHRAE.

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Boston – Christopher G. Kirchner, PE, LEED AP, ASHRAE HBDP, BEMP, has joined Vanderweil Engineers as a mechanical team leader and project manager. He has 23 years of experience in the design of highperformance mechanical systems for a wide variety of government, commercial, institutional, healthcare, laboratory, and industrial projects. Kirchner’s expertise includes performance modeling and design for sustainable buildings, including net zero and near zero facilities.

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July 2015

North Branch Treasurer Retires



Concord, NH – After 39 years with North Branch Construction, the company’s treasurer, Robert Terry, has retired. Terry joined North Branch in 1976 and is the second-longest serving employee in the company’s history. In addition to overseeing the entire financial operations of North Branch Construction, Terry joined the board of

directors for the ABC New Hampshire Group Workers’ Compensation Construction Benefits Services Self-Insured Trust in 2004. Throughout his time on the ABC Workers Trust Board, he served as the Group’s vice president in 2007, president in 2008-2009, and treasurer from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. His last day at North Branch was celebrated at the company’s annual meeting in May with the gift of a kayak to enjoy in his retirement. The company announced that Vice President Christopher Galbraith has been promoted to company treasurer upon Terry’s retirement. Galbraith began his career at North Branch in 2005 and was named a principal of the firm in 2014.

Bergmeyer Announces Promotions




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Next Issue – In print, blog, e-blast and online at www.high-profile.com (l-r) Darryl T. Filippi, Rachel J. Zsembery, Ken Hogan / photos by Len Rubenstein; Mare Weiss, / Joel Benjamin Photography 2015; Melissa Salter / photo by Len Rubenstein; Jennifer Shiminsky, Brian Perlow, Rachel Lanzafame / Joel Benjamin Photography 2015

Boston – Bergmeyer, a Boston-based architectural firm, recently announced several new appointments in the leadership team. Darryl Filippi, AIA, LEED AP, promoted to principal, joined Bergmeyer in 1996 and now leads a team dedicated to the firm’s higher education clients. Rachel Zsembery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, promoted to principal, brings an architectural focus to experiential retail design. She joined the firm in 2002 and has led award-winning projects. Ken Hogan, promoted to associate principal, leads a team dedicated to providing the best design, documentation, and communication tools modern technology can provide. Mare Weiss, IIDA, RDI, LEED AP ID+C, promoted to senior associate, is an experienced retail designer. She has a breadth of knowledge in store planning, operations, fixture design, and merchandising . Melissa Salter, promoted to senior associate, leads the accounting group

in the monitoring and execution of all financial matters. She regularly advises the firm’s board of directors on financial direction. Rachel Lanzafame, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, promoted to associate, plays a critical role on dining and food service projects that ranges from quick-serve restaurants to large university dining halls. She supports and assists in developing solutions to work with Bergmeyer’s evolving process for the use of building information modeling. Brian Perlow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, promoted to associate, guides the firm’s retail design group through standards development, prototype design, and sitespecific implementation. He has more than a decade of experience in retail program leadership. Jen Shiminsky, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, promoted to associate, has expertise in providing creative design leadership and superior project management for academic and food service clients.

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Left: Inspired Living at Sun City Center Memory Care, Sun City Center, FL. Right: Sussman House hospice, Rockport, ME

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CFMA of Maine’s annual Golf Scramble

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This tournament continues to be very successful for our Scholarship Fund. Please spread the word about our tournament to any co-workers, customers, vendors, business contacts, etc. If anyone would like to help out on the day of the tournament at the golf course but are not interested in playing (for player check-in, hole-in-one witnesses, taking photos, etc) please let us know. For more information or to register for the event, please contact Michael Blanchard at mblanchard@ccb-inc.com



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Van Ness, 1325 Boylston St., Boston 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Intro/presentation 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Walking tour 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM: Cocktails, appetizers, and networking Take a walk with colleagues and other fellow industry professionals as we highlight some of the Fenway area’s biggest projects. We’ll start with a presentation in the Van Ness building, then take off on foot, guided by investment and brokerage insiders. At the end of the route, join us for networking, cocktails, and light appetizers on the roof deck of The Viridian. For information and to register: www.naiopma.org/events August 12 Rock ‘N Real Estate Harbor Cruise 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM M/V New Boston Vessel 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston Mix business with pleasure on the decks of the NAIOP Harbor Cruise. Enjoy a 360 degree view of Boston’s ever-changing waterfront. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. See more at: www.naiopma.org/events

ISPE Aug. 17 Summer Golf Tournament Kernwood Country Club, Salem Mass. 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Registration, lunch, and driving range 12:30 PM: Shotgun start – scramble 6:00 PM: Reception, cocktails, and dinner Please contact the office at (781) 6474773 if you have any questions about this event

SFNE September 18, 2015 SFNE Annual Golf Tournament Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass. Shotgun start at 9:00 AM Red Tail is one of the region’s most sought after courses. Don’t miss your chance to golf at Red Tail and reconnect with your SFNE friends and colleagues in the New England steel industry. Register at: http://www.ssfne.org/index.php?id=56

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