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2015 Year In Review

Award Winners N E W E N G L A N D FA C I L I T I E S D E V E L O P M E N T N E W S

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Inside this Issue: Momentum Continues for Maugel’s Expanding Healthcare Practice Finegold Alexander to Design New Trial Court Integrated Breaks Ground PROCON Partners With Rand-Whitney

Plus: Up-front, Education, Corporate, Trends & Hot Topics, Interiors, Healthcare, Municipal, Awards, People, Calendar, and more... Featuring:

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MPA to Revitalize Two Properties........................................................................page 28

Stroudwater Landing SR Living Campus Breaks Ground.........................page 13


Healthcare................................. 32

(l-r) Jerre Bryant, Westbrook city administrator; Daniel Messier. PROCON senior VP; Sherlie LaPierre, PROCON PM; Jim Coughlin, CEO Northbridge Companies; Wendy Nowokunski, president, Northbridge; Michael Tyler, Sandy River Company; Daniel Maguire, managing partner, Sandy River; Phil Germain, PROCON VP estimating and preconstruction; Matt Gilbert, VP Camden National Bank; and Ray Mitrano, principle at Waypoint

Municipal.................................. 34

Finegold Alexander to Design New Trial Court.....................................page 34

One Cabot interior rendering/ Margulies Perruzzi Architects

Up-Front....................................... 7 2015 Year in Review................... 16 Retail/Hospitality........................ 22 Green........................................ 26 Multi-Residential.......................... 24 Connecticut................................ 27 Trends & Hot Topics......... 23, 30, 31 Corporate.................................. 28

Awards...................................... 36 Philanthropy............................... 42 Restoration & Renovation............. 44 People....................................... 45 Calendar.................................... 46

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The Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE) held its fall dinner recently at the Plainridge Park Casino, Plainville, Mass. During the networking sessions, casino staff took groups of attendees on a quick tour and provided instruction on the operation of the new gambling machines. SFNE nominations, for a first two year term to its new board, included Scott Coulombe, Lori Chasse, and Rick Coughlin. To serve an additional two year term are James McBrady and John Roy. Nominated officers include President Rens Hayes, Vice President Bret Miller, Secretary Darin Gillies, and Treasurer Peter Fushini. Continuing service are Mike Feder and David Orlando. Retiring from the board this year are Steve Chasse, Mark Torriani and Tim Gendron.

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Up-Front Poirier Joins ACEC-NH Board

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Concord, NH – Matt R. Poirier, P.E., has joined the American Council of Engineering ACEC-NH Board of Directors. As Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.’s executive vice

president, Poirier has spent the better part of his career tackling solid waste, geotechnical, and environmental engineering projects in New England. With more than two decades of engineering design experience, as well as starting and growing Sanborn Head’s Vermont office, he is in a position to make a difference as a member of the ACECNH Board of Directors.

Arden Purchases Rayco Pawtucket, RI – Arden Engineering Constructor, LLC recently announced the purchase of Rayco Electrical Contractors of Providence. This new division of Arden will operate under the new name of Rayco-Arden. Rayco Electrical has been serving the growing specialized electrical construction market in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It specializes in historical, governmental, medical, and data center electrical design and installations and will continue

its business at the present location in Providence. This acquisition emphasizes Arden Engineering’s commitment to provide complete electrical design and construction services to the highly specialized medical, data center, and high-tech customer market. Rayco-Arden will enhance Arden’s ability to offer complete solutions to specialized environments such as computer and server rooms, sensitive and specialized medical equipment environments, and government installations.

ASM Elects New Officers of Electrical Workers. He Boston – Associated Subcontracbrings 40 years of industrial tors of Massachusetts (ASM), the experience to the position, commonwealth’s leading trade including a variety of senior association for the subcontractmanagement roles for electrical ing industry, recently elected a and telecommunications firms. new slate of officers and board Bodio is joined by a team of members. officers that includes PresidentTaking the helm as president Elect Susan M. Mailman of of ASM is Joseph H. Bodio, Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Joseph Bodio president and CEO of LAN-TEL Inc.; Vice President Steven P. Communications, of Norwood. Kenney of N.B. Kenney Company; Vice In addition to serving on ASM’s President Scott H. Packard of Chapman board of directors, he is the outgoing Waterproofing Company; Treasurer president of the Greater Boston Chapter Russell J. Anderson of Southeastern of the National Electrical Contractors Metal Fabricators, Inc.; and Past Association, and is a trustee of the Joint President Richard M. Fisher of Red Wing Apprentice and Training Committee of Construction. Local 103 of the International Brotherhood

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Guarracino Named MBC Treasurer Boston – J.M. Electrical He is the business development manager at J.M. Electrical Company announced the Company, Inc. of Lynnfield, election of Matthew Guarracino where he has worked for the past as an officer of the Massachusetts eight years. Building Congress (MBC) “Matt has been active in during its annual gala dinner on September 17. the MBC for the past four Guarracino was named years and has worked closely with leadership on a number treasurer of the MBC and serves on the finance committee Matthew Guarracino of committees and has been active in the 20:30 Club, MBC’s and the membership committee. emerging leaders group,” said Jan Breed, As an officer of the MBC, he will also executive director of the MBC. participate in all board meetings.

Construction Employment Rebounds Arlington, VA – Construction job growth rebounded in October, as 43 states and the District of Columbia recorded employment increases from a year earlier; 35 states added construction jobs in the past month, according to analysis of Labor

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Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders recently announced that it has begun construction on a Prime Hyundai dealership on behalf of Westwoodbased Prime Motor Group. Located at 1022 Hingham Street in Rockland, the new 30,000sf facility will replace the former Blue Cross Blue Shield office/ manufacturing warehouse that is currently located on the project site. The Prime Hyundai dealership project scope includes the demolition of the existing 100,000sf building. The new, single-story dealership will feature a 27,000sf, 12-foot, curtain wall glass

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PROCON Partners With Rand-Whitney

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Dover, NH – PROCON of Manchester, Rand-Whitney of Portsmouth, neighbors, and local officials recently celebrated groundbreaking on a new 118,600sf RandWhitney container facility at Stonewall Industrial Park in Dover. Rand-Whitney is known for pioneering innovative and environmentally friendly corrugated packaging for nearly 80 years. PROCON is the designer and construction manager celebrating 80 years, and Summit Land Development of Dover is the developer. Rand-Whitney is pleased that years

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of searching for a long-term facility have successfully concluded with the decision to construct a plant in Dover, where they began. Their new home base is conveniently located at Route 108 and the Spaulding Turnpike junction. The new building will be substantially larger than the current one on Corporate Drive in Portsmouth to allow for additional equipment and higher production volumes. The intended 35-foot-high structure is to be segmented into 118,600sf overall

with 112,500sf dedicated to the manufacturing/warehouse use and 6,100sf dedicated to offices. Rand-Whitney will also be neighbors to specialty food company, Stonewall Kitchen, which already has construction work under way on a 75,000sf facility with plans to conclude by summer 2016. The packaging firm’s move involves the relocation of its existing equipment to the completed facility as well as adding new equipment and machinery in the prospective space.

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Rockridge Breaks Ground

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Northampton, MA – DMS design, llc of Beverly recently participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Rockridge Retirement Community, a Deaconess Abundant Life Community in Northampton. Rockridge’s expansion includes Violette’s Crossing, with 25 independent rental apartments for those of moderate income, as well as a new Gardens Neighborhood for Memory Support on the first floor of the building.


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DMS design, llc’s senior project manager Sid Silveira joined Beth Vettori, executive director at Rockridge; Joseph Haavisto from Hutter Construction; Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz; Christopher Sintros, president and CEO of Deaconess Abundant Life Communities; and John Young, chair of Rockridge Board of Overseers, Deaconess Board Member, and the son of the founders of Rockridge for this event. Violette’s Crossing will allow residents to live independently in their own apartment while eliminating the chores often associated with home ownership. It will also give the residents an opportunity to become part of a supportive community. The Gardens Neighborhood for Memory Support will be updated and expanded to include 24 suites on the first floor as well as a private, residentaccessible, secure courtyard. By adding on the additional apartments in Violette’s Crossing and additional suites in the Gardens, Rockridge will be able to provide quality housing for seniors for years to come. DMS design, llc’s senior project manager, Sid Silveira, said, “We have been working with a great team to get us to this point, and we are excited for Rockridge to incorporate this unique component to unite their campus.”

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East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) recently began construction of a new 416-bed residence hall on the East Greenwich campus. The facility will be the first residence hall built in the college’s 75-year history. The four-story residence hall is located to the south of the main building on the East Greenwich campus, forming the southern end of an academic and residential quad which will continue to develop over subsequent campus projects. The building will feature a façade of brick and metal paneling, with ample windows in student rooms and on the ground floor. NEIT President Richard Gouse stated, “Through a rigorous and competitive RFP, New England Tech selected the team of Cranshaw Construction and Elkus Manfredi Architects to plan and construct the college’s first residence hall.” Brailsford & Dunlavey, Inc (B&D),


is the program manager on the project. The $29.4 million residence hall will offer a mixture of unit types for its students, including traditional single- and double-occupancy rooms and semi-suites. The facility will feature student lounges, study rooms, and flexible spaces for multipurpose use. NEIT is working with National Grid to identify energy-saving measures that will optimize sustainable building operations. The first residence hall will open in the summer of 2017. Concurrent projects on campus include the construction of a new loop road, an additional parking lot, and an addition to the main building featuring an expanded student dining facility, fitness center, and innovative classroom spaces. These projects mark a point of transformation for NEIT, which will evolve from a commuter college to a fully active 24×7 campus.

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WinnCo Breaks Ground on Mixed Income Housing

(l-r) Clark Ziegler, Mass. Housing Partnership; Dori Conlon, Bank of America; Robert Charest, Boston Financial Investment Mgmt.; Gilbert Winn, WinnCompanies; Steve DiNatale, state representative; Lisa Wong, Fitchburg mayor; Chrystal Kornegay, Mass. undersecretary of housing and community development; Fran Colantonio, Colantonio Construction; Thomas Gleason, MassHousing; and Michael Putziger, WinnCompanies

Fitchburg , MA – WinnDevelopment, the development arm of WinnCompanies, recently celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking for $24.2 million in construction to transform the 110-yearold Fitchburg Yarn Mill into 96 units of mixed-income housing. Located on 7.4 acres along the Nashua River, the three-story 190,000sf brick mill building will be transformed into 57 market-rate units and 39 affordable units, of which 29 will be reserved for

residents earning 60% or below of the area median income (AMI) and 10 units will be reserved for residents earning 30% or below. The Architectural Team, of Chelsea, serves as architect on the project, and Colantonio, Inc., of Holliston, is the general contractor. “The rebirth of Fitchburg Yarn will become an outstanding example of the public-private cooperation required to transform a once-proud historic property

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like this into modern community asset,” said Larry Curtis, president and managing partner of WinnDevelopment. In conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker toured the mill property and announced that the city of Fitchburg will receive a $3 million MassWorks award to improve infrastructure in the area with a special focus on the reconstruction of Main and River streets. “We are always happy to work

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Westbrook, ME – On November 12, key players in the Stroudwater Lodge development placed their shovels in the dirt to kick off construction of Stroudwater Lodge Residences. The project’s construction manager, PROCON of Manchester, N.H., teamed up with developer Northbridge Companies

and real estate firm, the Sandy River Company, for the festivities. Gawron Turgeon Architects of Scarborough, Maine, designed the three-story, 95unit, state-of-the-art senior assisted/ independent living facility. Local Westbrook officials and business well-wishers were on hand to join in the

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St. Clare Home Tops Off

Rendering of Stroudwater Lodge, Westbrook, Maine

Burlington, MA – Northbridge Companies and real estate partner, Sandy River Company of Portland, Maine, celebrated breaking ground on three new communities in Brunswick, Wells, and Westbrook. On November 11 and 12, company executives were joined by town community leaders at three ceremonies for the forthcoming Avita of Brunswick, Avita of Wells, and Stroudwater Lodge residences. Two of the new communities are fully dedicated to memory care utilizing Northbridge Companies’ industry-leading Avita memory care program. Slated to open in fall 2016, the three new communities reflect a $65 million commitment by Northbridge Companies to offer Maine seniors access to an unparalleled lifestyle in beautiful new buildings featuring hospitality-inspired amenities including spa and salon services, an upscale dining experience, community rooms, engaging activities, and educational programs supported by professionals 24×7.

Stroudwater Lodge will be located adjacent to the existing Avita of Stroudwater that opened in Westbrook in 2013 and will be a multilevel community featuring 95 studio, one-, and two-bedroom units, with a theater, art studio, salon and barber shop, café, pub, outdoor patio, brain gym with touch screen technology, sunroom, and beautifully landscaped courtyard in approximately 90,848sf. Stroudwater Lodge will offer both independent living and assisted living options in addition to the Avita memory care program adjacent to the community. The two new Avita memory care communities in Wells and Brunswick will offer assistance with personal care and lifestyle amenities such as salon and barber shop, brain gym, screened porches, vibrant social and recreational programs, and a locally sourced menu from The Eat Fresh, Eat Local kitchen. Each community will span approximately 47,703sf, featuring 60 studio, one-bedroom, and companion suites.

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2015 Year In Review We revisit new facility groundbreakings by the month they appeared in High-Profile. The actual event occurred the month prior its appearance in print. You can find details on any of these projects by clicking the month in www.high-profile.com/archives. Send news of your project under way to editor@high-profile.com for 2016.


Station Landing Apartments Breaks Ground

Partners HealthCare Breaks Ground

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PROCON Architect and CM Bedford, NH

Waltham, MA Tocci Building Companies has broken ground on Station Landing Apartments, an upscale residential development located at 431 River Street in Waltham.

Designed by Gensler Somerville, MA

First Phase of Walden Pond Project Awarded to Ostrow Concord, MA

State Senator Patricia Jehlen; Mark Ehrlich, N. E. Council of Carpenters; Brian Doherty, Building and Trades Council of Somerville; Alderman Bill White, of Somerville; Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone; Dr. Gary Gottlieb, president & CEO, Partners HealthCare; Congressman Michael Capuano; Don Briggs, president, Federal Realty Boston; and Somerville Alderman Mark Niedergang

Sketch rendering of new public plaza – CBT Architects

Goffe Plaza Bridge Removal



2015 Fenway Park Improvement Under Way

Martignetti to Build Regional HQ

Gilbane Interiors Group Managing Renovation

Taunton, MA

Boston, MA

MSIP Expansion Master Plan Walden Pond Visitor Center official signage

The Green Monster renovations under way

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Victory Packaging Breaks Ground

December 2015

The New England Conservatory of Music Breaks Ground Boston, MA

Developed by Seefried Industrial Properties Bellingham, MA

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Mount Wachusett CC Breaks Ground Shawmut GC Gardner, MA

View from Gainsborough Street / all images © Ann Beha Architects/Gensler

Arup Celebrates Groundbreaking Center for Integrated Life Science & Engineering Boston, MA

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Jordan’s Furniture Breaks Ground KBE and BL Team Up New Haven, CT

Rendering of St. Clare Home / DBVW Architects

Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven will undergo a $17 million renovation led by construction manager KBE Building Corp.


Boston Landing Breaks Ground

Boylston Properties Breaks Ground

Boston, MA

Stantec Architect Watertown, MA

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Marriott Residence Inn / rendering courtesy Stantec and Boylston Properties

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Veteran Home Groundbreaking

St. Mary’s Center Breaks Ground

PARE Teams with Brewster Thornton Group

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Rendering of new fire station

Burlington Transit Ctr. Breaks Ground

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Blue Sphere Breaks Ground Johnston, RI

(l-r) Mayor Anthony Falzarano; State Rep Danny Rovero; from the Putnam High building committee: Peter Benoit, Paul Cotnoir, chair, John Peters, James Purdon, and Scott Pempek; and Michael Morrill, board of education chair

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Salem Woods Holds Groundbreaking Salem, NH

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Methuen Construction Breaks Ground

Baker Cadillac – Leominster, MA Penn Brook Elementary School – Georgetown, MA Worcester Regional Transit Authority Hub at Union Station – Worcester, MA

Utile, Inc. Designs Upper Washington Housing Boston, MA

All Saints Church – Dorchester, MA

Designed by SMRT Norway, ME

Plaistow, NH

Nauset and Viet-AID Break Ground

Sutton High School – Sutton, MA

Landry/French Breaks Ground

New HQ Creates Jobs

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December 2015

NMR Meditation Center – Raynham, MA UMass Training Facility – University of Massachusetts, Amherst Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary – Boylston, MA

(l-r) Denis Landry, president of Landry French; Kevin French,vice president of Landry French; Mason Rowell, project manager; Leslie Gammon, director of engineering at Stephens Memorial Hospital; Dr. Brian Nolan, medical staff president; Dr. William Medd of Oxford Hills Internal Medicine; Timothy A. Churchill, president and CEO of Western Maine Health; David Preble, chairman of Western Maine Health Board; Dr. Rebecca Chagrasulis, vice president of Medical Affairs; Dr. James Eshleman of Oxford Hills Family Practice; Dr. Lisa Miller of Western Maine Family Practice; David Holt, Norway town manager; John Cox, senior vice president/fiscal; Craig Piper, SMRT principal operations leader and architect; Dan Downey, field engineer; Tony Bragalone, project superintendent; and Matthew Ranger, SMRT senior designer


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Woodman Center Breaks Ground

PROCON Breaks Ground on Residence Inn by Marriott Concord, MA

DBVW Architect, Shawmut CM Provodence, RI

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K-12 Schools

The Woodman Center


Gilbane Breaks Ground on Expansion

Parks & Recreation Boston, MA | Richmond, VA


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New Canaan, CT

North Haven, CT

North Haven Middle School / rendering courtesy of Perkins Eastman


SLAM Breaks Ground on 4M

Cross Street Development / architectural rendering by The S/L/A/M Collaborative

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Groundbreaking at Greenfield Acres

October Center of Healthcare Education at SHU Breaks Ground


November Fifty Liberty Breaks Ground

Greenfield, MA

Boston, MA

Colantonio Breaks Ground on Library Jamaica Plain, MA

Designed by SLAM Glastonbury, CT

(l-r) Francis Colantonio, CEO, Colantonio, Inc.; John Hailer, interim chair of the BPL Board; Matthew O’Malley, city councilor; Boston Mayor Martin Walsh; Michael Flaherty, Boston City Councilor-at-Large; Don Haber, co-chairman of the Friends of the JP Branch Library; David Leonard, interim president of the BPL; and State Rep. Liz Malia

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Gilbane Breaks Ground on Lofts

Greenfield Acres

Bean Group HQ Breaks Ground

Acella Breaks Ground on Museum

Portsmouth, NH

NSCC Breaks Ground Lynn, MA

Hingham, MA

Bridgeport, CT

Rendering of Cherry Street Lofts / courtesy of Crosskey Architects

(l-r) Carl Achille, Ryan Klebes, Dave Dirubbo, Michael Studley, Sally Weston, Mark Cullings, and Suzanne Buchanan / photo compliments of Hingham Heritage Museum

Andrew Werry, Bean Group COO; Craig Jewett, president, and Steve Harris, construction exec. vp, for Jewett Construction; Ted Vrettos Plan Ahead president; Steve Scott, Provident Bank SVP; Michael Bean CEO ; and Adam Dean, principal broker, of the Bean Group

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Temple Beth Shalom Breaks Ground

Augusta Dealership Breaks Ground

Needham, MA

Augusta, ME






Rendering of Temple Beth Shalom expansion / image courtesy BKA Architects

Rendering of Darling’s Hyundai/Chrysler dealership in Augusta, Maine

December 2015


Green The World’s Most Precious Resource of the project, and 17% of total building materials used were recycled. Of wood-based building materials, 50% were certified in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council. The resulting design uses color, materials, finishes, furnishings, and décor that suggest the clean water theme in a series of bright, refreshing spaces and

by Nicole Owens

When it comes to sustainability, there is no mission more critical than the world’s most precious resource, water. Xylem, a company dedicated to developing drinking and wastewater systems to improve water quality and accessibility in more than 150 countries around the world, felt it imperative that its new corporate headquarters express its values through design. The result is a 70,000sf facility that has earned the USGBC’s LEED Gold certification. Located in Westchester County about 30 miles north of Manhattan, Amenta Emma architects worked with the client on many strategies to achieve this outcome. First and foremost was site. The team evaluated 17 different locations before

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settling on a location in Rye Brook, allowing the company to adapt a 1986era building. The location, according to the project design architect Charles Cannizzaro, “had the right proximity to high density housing, public transportation and all the things that you need to achieve a higher level of LEED certification that you can’t necessarily design in or buy.” For the interior design, the design team searched high and low for locally sourced materials for the many unique details in the building, all of which portray the company mission and are sustainable. Almost 30% of building materials and products were extracted or manufactured within 500 miles

Décor suggests the clean water theme

illustrates the hydrologic cycle with an unfolding display of graphic imagery and words that tell the company story along the wall panels. For example, the floor of the reception area has mirrored chips in it, so it shimmers like the surface of the water. The reception area features sheet

acrylic with tiny bubbles, suggesting water, while carpet designs and textures are abstract renderings of cascading waterfalls. Careful attention was paid to reducing water use and optimal energy performance, including a commitment to buy some power, 8 kwh/sf, from renewable energy sources. But Xylem wasn’t satisfied just with inspiring interiors. The company insisted on design solutions that would help sustain its employees, for example, sit-stand desks, and bike storage to encourage cycling. Company leadership also wanted the design to invite employees to leave their desks throughout the day to mingle with colleagues. There is an assortment of open spaces to encourage this interaction, including a popular pingpong zone, says Cannizzaro. Xylem, which is named for a tissue in plants that conducts water and nutrients upward from the root, has inspired a cultural shift that gets people up and moving, motivating them to solve some of the world’s most pressing resource issues. Nicole M. Owens is a marketing associate at Amenta Emma Architects in Hartford, Conn.


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Multi-Res J.M. Electrical Completes Georgetowne Homes

Georgetowne Homes

Boston – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc. recently completed an energy efficiency upgrade at Georgetowne Homes, a newly renovated affordable housing development located in Hyde Park. Davis Square Architects was the architect for the project. Suffolk Construction was the GC. J.M. Electrical replaced the electric heating system with central boiler plants, rewired and installed new thermostats, and completely revamped the community

center in order to reduce energy demand and consumption while guaranteeing reliable energy delivery for power and heat. Working under the management of mechanical contractor EM Duggan, J.M. Electrical electricians updated the building’s heating system for 928 of the housing units, installing central boiler plants and a variable refrigerant monitoring system for the building’s community center. “This important project will provide

Boston residents with affordable housing options equipped with energy-efficient technology in what was the largest affordable housing development preservation project in the commonwealth’s history,” said Stephen Guarracino, operations officer at J.M. Electrical. “We were excited to integrate these innovative energy systems into the structure while also reducing the building’s energy costs.” “Today’s advanced building systems

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CTA Joins RPS to Cut Ribbon Celebrating 25 Years of Survey & Engineering Excellence

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Revere – CTA Construction Co. Inc. joined with Revere Public School officials and the community in celebrating the opening of the new Staff Sgt. James J. Hill Elementary School. The new school, for students in early childhood education programs through the fifth grade, opened on time at the start of the academic year. The 103,000sf elementary school is notable for its large windows and use of

natural lighting throughout the building. The Hill school is organized around a central, two-story lobby that shares views into the cafeteria, media center, and administration area. The school can accommodate 690 students in 35 classrooms. Each classroom has the ability to use the latest education technology, including video projectors, Smart Boards, and high-speed Internet.

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Fairfield, CT – Shawmut Design and Construction recently announced the beginning of construction on Fairfield University’s Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex (RecPlex). Shawmut’s work on the three-story recreational facility is a long-awaited update for the university’s community, encompassing an additional 12,000sf space to make fitness more accessible for students and staff. Shawmut’s work on the 73,000sf space includes a two-story expansion with a new lounge and improved fitness and multipurpose spaces featuring a new upper-level mezzanine for cardio equipment. To unite all recreational services, the

team will create a main two-story entry hall connecting all three levels with an open staircase. Shawmut will also complete renovations on the field house by replacing the flooring, adding an elevated indoor track, creating additional multipurpose rooms, and updating the pool locker rooms. The team will also perform lighting and acoustical improvements throughout the building. Scheduled for completion in August 2016, the extensive renovation to the building will greatly expand fitness and athletic training space for the university’s community.

Kaplan Renovates Northeastern Lab Boston – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, has been selected by Northeastern University to renovate a laboratory for the College of Engineering. In its first project on Northeastern’s Boston campus, Kaplan will renovate an existing interior laboratory at the Egan Engineering/Science Research Center and install new mechanicals, lighting, fire alarm, finishes, and millwork to create a new experimental laboratory. The research facility includes a grouping of labs that currently serve

multiple professors and students. The new lab will contain a 1,300-gallon acrylic water tank for experiments and an adjacent space with workstations where graduate students can plan and review experiments. In order to minimize disruptions, the lab space has soundproofing features in the walls, ceiling, and doors. During construction, the neighboring labs will be operational so Kaplan and its subcontractors will coordinate work closely with Northeastern faculty and staff to reduce interruptions to ongoing experiments.

December 2015


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Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) jumped 23 spots reaching No. 46 on the rankings of the top 100 green design firms as ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR). SLAM also ranked as the top green design firm in Connecticut. With the advent of formal commitments on the part of many of its clients, SLAM has moved aggressively to for-

malize its own commitments through membership in the USGBC and through training for key staff in LEED Guidelines for Green Building Practices. Featuring a staff of over 30 LEED Accredited Professionals, SLAM has completed over $1 billion in LEED/sustainable projects, with 20 projects earning LEED certification and 19 projects currently in the certification process.

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Hartford – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced the addition of Michelle Lanney to its Hartford Office and

Whitney Allison to its Stamford Office. With extensive experience in architectural planning, design, and coordination of municipal and civic projects, Lanney’s assignments will include work on Amenta Emma’s renovation, restoration and site redevelopment project for the State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Allison previously worked at Tyre Studio in New Haven on several awardwinning commercial projects and will serve as a project architect and designer on the commercial interiors team.

O&G Named a Top Family Business Torrington, CT – O&G Industries was recently named as one of Connecticut’s Top Family Businesses by the Hartford Business Journal. “The O&G family extends beyond the Oneglia family,” said Gregory Oneglia, vice chairman, who has been with the company for 45 years. “Two hundred of our 1,000 employees are related to other members of the O&G family in some way. This includes direct relatives and secondgeneration O&G households working for the company. That’s really a testament to sound family values. You wouldn’t ask your son or daughter to work for a company that you didn’t truly believe in.”

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Corporate MPA to Revitalize Two Properties

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Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has been selected to revitalize and reposition two office building properties for The Davis Companies, an integrated real estate investment, development, and management firm. MPA was engaged to upgrade the main entrance, lobby, and common areas for One Cabot Road in Medford and One Burlington Business Center in Burlington. One Cabot Road is a five-story, +/400,000sf office building located adjacent to the Wellington Circle MBTA Station in Medford. MPA is designing a dramatic revitalization of the property. Constructed in 1989, One Cabot features a full-service cafeteria, fitness facility, abundant power and emergency systems, and a generous parking ratio including 170 executive spaces inside the building. MPA’s design includes renovations to the entrance, lobby, and common spaces. To enhance the modern and urban feel of the building, the redesigned exterior main entrance will include a new glass curtainwall, canopy, and paving. Inside, MPA is transforming the lobby with bold backlit glass draped behind a wood-andmetal-trim reception desk, creating a high-end hospitality reception desk for the building’s 24×7 manned concierge/

security services. Additional lounge and café-style seating within the lobby will create exciting spaces for working and socializing while enjoying an espresso or watching TV on the large flat screen monitor. MPA was selected to update and transform the four-story, One Burlington Center, a 176,000sf office building’s exterior, east and west lobbies and common areas, as well as improve the building’s signage and identity from nearby Route 128. MPA is designing new paving, landscaping, and lighting around the building’s east and west entrances to emphasize those entry points. New exterior signage, visible on approach to the building and from the highway, will provide greater building

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identity. Updated interior finishes and seating will make the lobbies and elevator landings feel more current and inviting. A new conference center will be moved to a location adjacent to the main lobby, allowing tenants and visitors better access, flexibility, and use of the new outdoor patio and seating space.

BSC Group Celebrates 50 Years Boston – BSC Group recently while its sister firm, Geonetics, announced the move of its located at the same address, headquarters to 803 Summer develops custom software for Street. the same client base. The layout includes a stateDavid N. Hayes, PE, who of-the-art designed conference recently took the helm as the and training area to host inforfirm’s new president and chief mal educational activities as executive officer, said, “We look well as formal presentations. In forward to continuing with our David Hayes addition, the new headquarters strong record of client service provides work stations to acfrom our new location neighcommodate future growth. boring the Boston Innovation District.” Celebrating its 50th year as a commitFounded in 1965, the firm has ted member of the city of Boston business more than 125 employees and operates community, BSC provides professional from offices in Boston, Worcester, services for clients in the transportation, and Yarmouth, Mass., as well as energy, and land development markets Glastonbury, Conn.

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Acentech Collaborates with BDG TripAdvisor HQ making places memorable

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Needham, MA – Acentech of Cambridge has completed architectural acoustics consulting for a global headquarters project designed by Baker Design Group. The new 282,000sf global headquarters of TripAdvisor in Needham, incorporating LEED best practices and featuring excellent acoustics throughout its spaces. Acentech collaborated with Baker to provide acoustical design for the office fitout, with a primary focus on the atrium, open and closed offices, and various conference and meeting rooms. In the heart of the building, the four-story atrium is designed for casual gatherings, dining, and amplified and recorded presentations. Seating accom-

modates 1,100, so the proposed mixed use of the space required extensive acoustical analysis and computer modeling. Acentech and the design team established suitable goals for sound isolation, background noise, and room acoustics. Acoustical computer models and 3DListening auralizations were created to allow the client and the design team to experience the acoustics in the atrium under different design conditions, with different finishes for reverberation control, window treatments for highway sound isolation, and background noise levels, before the space was built. 3DListening is a process used by Acentech to produce and present sound simulations, also known as auralizations.

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Sanger Presents at ASLA Meeting Stuart Seaborn, Esq., Disability Boston – Copley Wolff Design Rights Advocates; and Barbara Group, Inc. (CWDG), a landKnecht, RA, Strategies for scape architecture and planning Cities. firm, was recently represented by “At CWDG, it is very Sean Sanger, ASLA, LEED AP, important to our team that all principal, in a panel discussion at people can interact with, and the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting enjoy, the environments that we in Chicago in November. Sanger create,” says Sanger. “We have joined the discussion titled “AcSean Sanger been involved in a number of cessible Design as Good Design: accessible design projects, and A Conversation from the Field,” where he presented an overview of design the quality has never suffered through this type of work. It was crucial at this panel projects that are welcoming and inclusive that we conveyed that accessible design to all users. is feasible and hope that our success Specifically, Sanger spoke to CWDG’s stories will serve as a leading example for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital other firms.” project in Charlestown, Mass., which The 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting was implemented numerous accessibility a four-day educational experience and features including a therapy trail, a public exposition highlighting new products, “Harbor Walk,” oversized curb ramps, services, technology applications, and and grading relative to rising sea levels. design solutions in the architecture and Sanger was joined by Josh Safdie, Assoc, AIA, Kessler McGuinness & Associates; design industry.

Apollo Safety New Division Fall River, MA – Apollo Safety, Inc. recently announced the formation of a special division to serve correctional facilities. The new division will feature extensive offerings for these organizations and their facilities as it pertains to gas detection equipment,

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Trends and Hot Topics

This is How Much it Costs to Recruit New Talent!

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Here’s an important statistic to know if you are charged with hiring talent for your construction firm. In this booming market, a happily employed construction candidate, not actively seeking a new job, being directly recruited to join a new firm, typically expects a 10% to 15% bump in base salary to move. It’s frustrating how difficult it is to reach anybody these days, either candidates or clients. Construction is booming, people are stressed, super busy, and constantly inundated with communications. Our jobs as recruiters are becoming tougher by the day. There are fewer viable candidates available to be recruited and an ever-increasing pool of clients seeking new hires for their teams. The national unemployment rate in construction is

6.2%, which means fewer people are proactively looking for work and salaries are skyrocketing. Candidates are being swamped by LinkedIn, text, Twitter, email, voicemail, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, and Facetime just to name just a few. The pendulum has swung back to a seller’s market, with candidates exhibiting a cockiness not seen since before the recession. On a daily basis, we hear of compensation demands that

In this booming construction market, candidates typically expect a 10% to 15% bump in base salary before they will even considering changing jobs. are outrageous. The problem is that after being incessantly bombarded to “connect,” candidates have come to view their value/importance in an extremely inflated way. It is not unusual to hear a mid-career estimator who is currently earning $90,000 ask for $120,000 to even consider making a move. And that’s before discussing the benefits package! If it’s this hard for professional



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of three people — these are the people who kept their jobs during the recession and were reminded they were the “lucky ones.” They did more for less and now they want payback. This is where we see the inflated salary requests come into play. If a candidate’s No. 1 reason for joining your company is money, it won’t be long before they leave you for even more money. No matter how desperate you are to make that

hire, don’t bend to crazy money demands. What we do know from talking to thousands of candidates is that the best ones change jobs for life-enhancing opportunities. If you don’t have the time or resources to build a competitive employment package, just look to other industries to see what perks they provide to attract top talent. Keep in mind that Millennials feed on perks that provide appreciation, meaning, and lifestyle enhancements. The goal of perks is to encourage a certain type of behavior, to show appreciation, and to make your employees’ lives easier. Whether or not you think these are appropriate for our industry, be assured that your more progressive competitors are already beginning to implement some of them: Values and culture perks

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Making it Work: Avoiding Failures in Design

by Michael Clements

What is failure? We know that fan belts break, motors burn out, and power disruptions are an operational reality. But not all failures are equal. The first step in making it work is to define what failure looks like for your project. Failure is an unacceptable or unsustainable deviation from an operating condition. For example, losing a critical pressure relationship in a lab; having a breach of containment due to occupant error; or losing millions of dollars in research due to inadequate temperature control. In each of these scenarios, there are building system components and occupant actions that might lend themselves to the failures described. This is important. Once potential types of failures have been

defined, the next step is identifying all the known factors that might cause this failure. These are common-cause failures, and they’re the ones we expect. Typically these are easy to define: The component or standard operating procedures (SOP) breaks down, so it’s a failure. Since we’ve defined the component’s or SOP’s function as critical, we provide some form of redundancy to address this identified risk.

hard to predict. Think about it this way: As building systems become more complex, potential for failure increases. Additionally, due to system complexity, predicting the deviations gets harder. Mapping all potential failures can be a daunting task. To avoid analysis paralysis, we need to temper these scenarios by assessing the risks and what’s realistic. Risk, in this context, is the consequence

Risk matrix

We also need to define special-cause failures: These are the ones we don’t expect. Some people call these “hurricane scenarios.” But that’s not always the case. Building systems are increasingly complex, and even though these systems might have standard components, they can still experience failures that are

of an event multiplied by the probability of that event. Up until now, all we’ve talked about is the consequence, not the likelihood. Going back to our common-cause failures (think: pumps, fans, actuators, human error, etc.), we can typically get away with a qualitative approach for assessing risk.

This looks something like this: By identifying the qualitative probability, we can determine the risk. Let’s say losing a pressure relationship between two spaces would be catastrophic, and we know that our exhaust fan is a critical component for avoiding that failure. Since fan failures are somewhere between remote and likely (depending on the type of fan, its drive configuration, etc.), it’s safe to say we have a nominal risk and we should apply some additional measures to mitigate this risk. In this case it could mean adding a redundant exhaust fan powered from a different electrical source. The qualitative approach can work well for these common-cause failures. Special-cause failures need a more nuanced approach. This involves a quantitative approach where the probability is a numerical value. Imagine that you’re considering a project located in an area prone to hurricanes. The consequences, in this case, might include damage to the facility, sustained loss of power, flooding, and even complete loss of research. All continued to page 41

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Healthcare Momentum Continues for Maugel’s Expanding Healthcare Practice

Harvard, MA – It’s been a stellar year for Maugel Architects’ healthcare practice. The firm attributes its growth to the move from centralized services, based at large academic medical centers, to a distributed model where healthcare is being delivered at the neighborhood level. “Hospitals are expanding into the primary-care market by setting up urgent care facilities and/or primary care facilities that are feeders to hospital services,” said Jonathan Cocker, the head of Maugel’s health care practice. “With the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are starting to own, or are being closely affiliated with, primary-care practices and

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Specialties. Maugel also designed the interior fit-up for Circle Home Inc., a home healthcare and hospice provider and an affiliate of Circle Health, for the agency’s new 17,774sf space in Lowell. At Acton Medical Associates, located in Acton, the use of electronic medical records eliminated the need for onsite paper file storage —freeing up valuable square footage for expanded services. Maugel renovated the practice’s patient services facilities, which included a redesign and upgrade to the existing processing laboratory, phlebotomy and ultrasound facilities, and a new reception and waiting room area. The migration of diagnostic and life sciences labs to the suburbs along Route 495 is also contributing to Maugel’s growth. With the relocation of GE Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, and Bristol- Myers Squibb to the area, momentum is gaining. Earlier this summer, Maugel renovated 30,000sf of office and lab space for New England Cryogenic Center (NECC), one of the world’s largest full-service cryogenics labs. NECC had recently relocated from Newton to Southborough. Regional hospitals are also playing a

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role in Maugel’s healthcare expansion. At Marlborough Hospital, renovations are under way to transform their ICU Nurse Station and adjacent family waiting area. Maugel Architects has worked closely with the hospital to ensure efficient flow for staff and to promote a calming environment for families and visitors. “Maugel has been designing a wide range of healthcare facilities in the Boston suburbs for over 25 years,” said Cocker. “Fortunately, our expertise in the medical field has enabled us to meet the changing dynamics of the healthcare community with responsive, innovative designs. We have every expectation for continued growth in our healthcare practice in 2016. ”

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Price Ctr.Celebrates Ribbon Cutting JMC Completes MW Hospital Work

The Barry Price Rehab Center ribbon cutting

Newton, MA – Bowdoin Construction recently completed the conversion of a 40,000sf office building into a new special needs facility for The Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center. The Price Center celebrated its official ribbon-cutting ceremony in October, and the event was attended by Mayor Setti Warren, as well as other local city officials, and members of the Newton/ Needham Chamber of Commerce. The new facility, constructed by Bowdoin and designed by WK Architects, includes program rooms, a therapy area, two dining rooms, an open activity area, staff room, nurses’ office, administrative offices, laundry room, storage spaces, me-

Patient beds and nurses’ station in the newly renovated PACU at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital / photo by Gregg Shupe

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chanical rooms, and multiple bathrooms. Finishes include impact-resistant drywall, carpet, vinyl plank faux wood flooring, ceramic tile, and stone countertops. The project also required the installation of a new two-stop elevator.

Maynard, MA – Maynard-based construction manager, design-builder, and general contractor JM Coull has completed renovations at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. The scope of work called for the renovation of the Patient Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) consisting of nine open PACU bays, one isolation PACU, support areas, and construction of a new storage room. The renovation comprises new flooring, wall and ceiling finishes, a nurses’ station, casework, and new headwall/bumper units.

Construction on this fast-tracked project began in July. Work was performed adjacent to the operating room, with the newborn special care nursery above and cardiac catheterization lab below. This marks the second project for the firm at the hospital and fifth overall project for Hallmark Health System. JMC’s previous work at Melrose-Wakefield included renovations to the hospital’s cafeteria, which transformed the existing 1,900sf of space into a new serving and seating area.

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Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects has been selected to design the new Lowell Trial Court, sited in the historic Hamilton Canal District of downtown Lowell. The 255,000sf project is set on a 3.3-acre parcel and will consist of seven

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Proposed new Scituate public safety facility

Scituate – CTA Construction Co. Inc. has been selected as the general contractor on the new Scituate Public Safety Complex. The $15.2 million project will provide a new headquarters for the Scituate police and fire departments. The project architect is Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc. The 19,770sf complex will include a joint dispatch center and an emergency operations center to coordinate response for large-scale events and natural disasters. The facility will include three bays for fire apparatus and a sally port for the police to safely transfer prisoners between police vehicles and the building. The building will be divided into

separate police and fire areas, with administrative offices, public records storage, prisoner processing and detention, lockers and a fitness room, and a training and community meeting room. In addition to constructing the facility, the project will include clearing the site, a six-acre parcel on the northeast corner of Mann Lott Road and Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Route 3A), as well as installing new site paving and plantings. The project is expected to improve response times in the northern and western parts of Scituate, and bring police, fire, and emergency managed facilities into compliance with standards.

Gloucester to Seek Proposals Gloucester, MA – The city of Gloucester is moving forward with plans to create new jobs and tax revenues through the redevelopment of the 10.6-acre former Fuller School site. The city issued a request for proposals (RFP) from potential bidders just two weeks after the Gloucester City Council approved the sale of the Fuller School property. That RFP opens the door for Gloucester to reap revenues from the sale of the unused site and to weigh different

options from developers for projects that could bring employment opportunities, new tax dollars, and community uses to the site. Potential developers will have 60 days to respond to the RFP. Bids will be made public so that the community and elected officials will have the opportunity to weigh in prior to any decision. The city has the right to reject bids if they do not meet requirements. The Fuller School stopped serving as a Gloucester school in 2008.

Acella to Build YMCA Dining Hall

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South Sandwich, MA – Acella Construction Corporation has been selected as the construction manager for a new dining hall for the South Shore YMCA Camp Hayward for Girls. Through a partnership with the SSYMCA and Sheskey Architects, Acella will construct a new space for Camp

Hayward for Girls that will foster a sense of community and a healthy spirit, mind, and body. The $2.5 million project is ground-up construction of a 10,000sf dining hall. It is scheduled to be completed by May 2016. Funds are being raised as part of Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Capital Campaign, which recently kicked off with “The Wahlberg Experience,” a fundraising event hosted at the camp to raise awareness of the Capital Campaign and the impact of the summer-camp experience on children. The dining hall is designed for 600 campers and staff and ensures that Camp Hayward will be able to meet a growing need for quality summer camp programs and experiences for girls.

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New Hampshire Vermont Chapter

Concord, NH – The ABC NH/VT chapter held their 2015 Excellence in Business Development and Awards on October 22. The event was held at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. The following is the list of winners and winning projects. More information can be found at http://abcnhvt.org.




Electrical MERIT

Turnstone Corporation


Martineau Electric, Inc.

OPPORTUNITY NETWORK, BUILDING ON HOPE 2014 Designer: Warren Street Architects Owner: Opportunity Networks

BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING, ARLINGTON Designer: PROCON Owner: Brightview Senior Living

HIGH LINER FOODS CORPORATE OFFICE Designer: Packard Designs Owner: Summit Development

Interstate Electrical Services Corporation

Design-Build MERIT

Design-Build MERIT


Mechanical MERIT


North Branch Construction, Inc.

Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc.

MSI Mechanical Systems Inc.


UNH - MCCONNELL HALL RENOVATION Designer: North Branch/JSA Owner: University System of NH

RECTRIX AVIATION Designer: UDA Architects Owner: Rectrix Aviation Aerodome Centers

TUSCAN KITCHEN Designer: Design Day Owner: Tuscan Kitchen

Institutional/Public Under $2M MERIT

Institutional/Public $5M - $10M MERIT

Institutional/Public $5M - $10M EXCELLENCE

Industrial/Heavy EXCELLENCE


Eckman Construction Company, Inc

North Branch Construction, Inc.

Methuen Construction

THE GABLES - BUILDINGS A, B & C Designer: J.M. Coull Owner: University System of NH

THE LIVING LEARNING COMMONS AT ST. ANSELM Designer: Lavallee Brensinger Owner: St. Anselm College


Commercial Under $2M EXCELLENCE

Commercial Over $10M MERIT

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC WOLFEBORO Designer: Guillot-Vivian-Viehmann Owner: First Congregational Church UCC Wolfeboro

Turnstone Corporation

Cobb Hill Construction, Inc.

SNOW PUMPING STATION RENOVATION Designer: The H.L. Turner Group Owner: Pennichuck Water Works

HAVENWOOD HERITAGE-HEIGHTS NORTH END REDEVELOPMENT Designer: Lavallee Brensinger Owner: Havenwood Heritage-Heights


SMUTTYNOSE BREWERY Designer: McHenry Architecture Owner: Smuttynose Brewing Company

December 2015

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High-Profile: Awards


TFMoran Named Best of Business Concord, NH – TFMoran staff and their families celebrated the New Hampshire Business Review’s (NHBR) BOB Awards event earlier this year at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. TFMoran was named “Best of Business” in the Engineering category for a third consecutive year. NHBR’s BOB Awards readers’ survey honors the best of business in New Hampshire in over 90 categories. “With 2,700 ballots cast for the 2015 Awards,

the BOBs continue to be considered a standard of excellence in New Hampshire,” said Jeff Feingold, editor of NHBR. “It is a great honor that we have won three years in a row,” says Robert Duval, president of TFMoran. “And, with our recent acquisition of MSC Civil Engineers & Land Surveyors in Portsmouth, we can offer award-winning professional services to the seacoast region.”

Integrated Named 2015 Best GC Rockland, MA – Integrated pressed appreciation at being Builders was recently recogrecognized as a top contractor nized as a Best General Conin the region. He said, “ Intetractor as part of the Banker grated Builders consistently & Tradesman’s Best of 2015 demonstrates the ability to proawards program. vide its clients with unparalleled Receiving the Bronze award contracting and construction for outstanding achievement in management services.” the overall Design and ConSince 1992, Integrated Jay Dacey struction category, Integrated Builders has provided expert Builders was honored due in services to a wide range part to its excellent building practices, inof market sectors including office, dustry-leading team, noteworthy projects, manufacturing, health science/biotech/ and client-first business model. R&D, retail, data centers, recreational, Jay Dacey, the firm’s president, exresidential, and institutional buildings.

December 2015

United Steel Wins Family Awards

United Steel’s president, Ken Corneau (holding plaque), joined by members of the Hartford Business Journal as well as members of his family who work at the company, accepts the 2015 Family Business Award.

East Hartford, CT – In recognition of operating a successful family-owned business in Connecticut for more than 40 years, United Steel, Inc., was named winner of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2015 Family Business Award for the “76-199 full-time employees” category,

presented to United Steel at a dinner in October. The company was started in a small garage in 1974 by Ken Corneau, and has grown to become New England’s largest fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals. Today, United Steel has 183 employees working in a 165,000sf manufacturing facility in East Hartford, building massive structures for Lego, Mohegan Sun, University of New Haven, and countless other private and public organizations. During the event, United Steel was credited for having longevity in a highly competitive field, for showing dedication to the community, and for creating a remarkable work environment in Connecticut. Corneau credits this to having a strong mission, a clear vision, and an extremely hard-working team.

South Shore Millwork Wins Boston – MassEcon, the state’s private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts, announced its Twelfth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners. South Shore Millwork of Norton received the Bronze award in the Southeast sector for investing $7 million

in a 47,000sf expansion in Norton while adding 17 jobs which included craftsmen, engineers, project managers, installers, and office staff. Seventeen companies were selected on the basis of job growth, facility expansion, investment, and community involvement since Jan. 1, 2014.

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Vision 3 Wins Design Award


PROCON Receives NHBR Award

The new Joseph & Blanche Coutu Theater at Saint Raphael Academy

Providence, RI – Vision 3 Architects was recently recognized in RI Monthly’s Annual Design Competition, earning the Bronze level award in the category of Interior Design, Commercial/Corporate for the renovation of a circa-1925 gymnasium facility, repurposed exclusively for a new state-of-the-art space for the Fine Arts for Saint Raphael Academy. The new Joseph & Blanche Coutu Theater is located in one of the seven historic campus buildings and is a part

of the Quality Hill neighborhood in Pawtucket. The design boasts an intimate setting of a stadium-style 300-seat performance space, 1,600sf art gallery, ticket room, restrooms, and improved storage and set-design space. Leading from the lobby into the theater, the hallway walls feature alumni artwork and a gallery. The award-winning team also included E. Turgeon Construction, C.A. Pretzer Associates Inc., Creative Environment Corp., and Acentech.

Podgurski Earns ELM Green Star

Lisa Podgurski and Josh Craft

Boston – The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) recently

presented its 2015 Green Star Award to Lisa Podgurski, business development manager of IBEW Local 103 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Boston Chapter, “recognizing her tireless advocacy on behalf of expanding solar energy development in the Commonwealth.” The award was presented by Josh Craft, ELM’s program director and coordinator of the Global Warming Solutions Project, at ELM’s recent fall reception.

This is How Much it Costs to Recruit New Talent! continued from page 30 • In-house promotion quotas. • XX hours of paid volunteer work per year. • Teambuilding events. Making life easier perks:

• Work from home days. • Flexible work hours during summer. • Cafeteria/food benefits; $5 lunch allowance. • On-site daycare option. • Back-up childcare support. • Concierge services — grocery pick-up; laundry pick-up; oil changes and car washes; commuter rail passes. • Unpaid sabbatical leave. • Company-sponsored vans that can be borrowed by city dwellers; for those IKEA runs! Appreciation perks:

• Tuition reimbursement. • Unlimited personal time off. • Paid birthday off. • Gym memberships and personal trainer access.

• Discounted tickets to sporting events. • Food-truck Fridays. • Bonus for performance achievements. • Paid vacations as incentives. The list goes on, but the best way to keep your existing staff happy is to simply ask them what they need and then see what you’re willing to support. Your best employees really don’t want to leave, so your job is to keep them happy and productive so we can’t recruit them! Remember, perks can’t be a tacky sales gimmick to get people in the door; perks are a way to show appreciation to your staff in an authentic way. Regardless of what your competitors offer, do what makes sense for your people and business. As the market for talent becomes ever tighter, it’s not the best builders who will survive; rather, the best builders of teams will own the marketplace. Colm Allen is owner at Construction Recruiters in Milton, Mass.

(l-r) Sharron McCarthy, McLean Communications publisher; Mark Stebbins, PROCON chairman and CEO; and Jeff Feingold, McLean communications editor / Andruskevich Photography

Manchester, NH – PROCON was honored with the 2015 Business Excellence Award for a large company in Real Estate and Construction at the 13th annual gala at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester held by N.H. Business. “It is an honor to receive this award that I accept on behalf of all my employees who have worked hard to make PROCON the company it is today,” stated PROCON chairman and CEO, Mark Stebbins. A native of Manchester, Stebbins believes in having a positive impact on the community by generously donating to charities including Granite United Way,

Mark Stebbins at podium / Andruskevich Photography

Child and Family Services, Easter Seals, Manchester YMCA, Manchester Boys and Girls Club, among others.

Landry/French Fastest Growing Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction Company has been named as the 2015 Fastest Growing Company in Maine in the medium company category by MaineBiz. Landry/French was one of three finalists selected in the midsized category with 26 to 74 employees. At a special reception held on November 10 at MaineBiz’s Momentum Convention held at the Augusta Civic Center, Landry/ French was announced as the winner. The finalists were ranked according to organic revenue growth over a three-year span as well as making significant contributions to Maine’s economy. “Landry/French’s success is a result of

(l-r) Kevin French, vice president, and Denis Landry, president

having the right people on our team,” said vice president Kevin French. “Our people are high achievers, who are motivated and driven to do their best at everything they do.” Landry/French also was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Maine in October.

Making it Work: Avoiding Failures in Design continued from page 31 these consequences come with a cost (not counting reputation, perception, etc.) that can be reduced based on the probability of that consequence occurring. Ultimately this can be weighed against the costs of any mitigating strategies (extra generator tank capacity, enhanced facility structure, etc.), and a cost-benefit analysis can be conducted. As we consider solutions, it’s important to note that there are engineered solutions (building controls, widgets, interlocks, etc.) and there are SOP solutions. Engineered solutions are seen as repeatable, and thus reliable, but can come at signifi-

cant costs and complexity. SOP solutions carry the risk of noncompliance, but leave room for adaptive decision-making, which has its benefits. The type of solution and its specifics need to be carefully weighed against the risks that you’re trying to mitigate. Typically a combined strategy provides the necessary protection, along with a degree of flexibility that can be advantageous. It all starts with a design that suits the risk assessment. So, when it comes to risk, don’t be too risky. Michael Clements, MBA, PE, LEED AP, is the regional director at Vanderweil Engineers in Boston.


December 2015



Scholar Athletes Ribbon Cutting

JC&A Top Charitable Contributor Ranked No. 1 for Employee Volunteer Hours Quincy, MA – For the eighth consecutive year, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. was recognized for its charitable giving. Additionally, it ranked No. 1 overall for average per-employee volunteer hours. Last year, JC&A and Team IMPACT were recognized by the Boston Business Journal as Partners of the Year for their continued work to improve the quality of

life for children facing life-threatening illnesses. JC&A has had the opportunity to grant a Make-A-Wish child his wish of having a pirate-ship-themed tree house; build a new bakery for the St. Coletta and Cardinal Cushing School of Mass., and convert a basement into a handicapped accessible living area for a child recently involved in a hockey accident.

Shawmut, Make-A-Wish Grant Wish

Shrewsbury, MA – Shawmut Design and Construction partnered with Make-AWish Massachusetts and Rhode Island recently to grant 5-year-old Shrewsbury resident Maxwel Mitchell’s wish for a Swiss Family Robinson-themed treehouse. The Shawmut team designed and built the treehouse, which included a wraparound deck, porthole window, and lookout tower. The 20-person volunteer team constructed the treehouse in Shawmut’s workshop, reconstructed it in Maxwell’s backyard, and unveiled the final product in front of friends and family.

Make-A-Wish child Maxwell Mitchell and Shawmut chief of construction operations Michael Sanchez

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(l-r) John Fish; Mayor Walsh; Rebekah Salwasser; Tommy Chang; and current Scholar Athlete Zone member Vanessa Nedd cut the ribbon on the new headquarters.

Boston – Rebekah Salwasser, executive director at Scholar Athletes, was joined by John Fish, chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new headquarters of Scholar Athletes at 57 Magazine Street in Roxbury. Launched in 2009, Scholar Athletes was cofounded through a public private partnership. The new headquarters will serve as a home for central office staff, provide space for training staff and tutors, and a safe space for high school Zone

members to participate in workshops and college counseling. The organization has experienced tremendous growth and refined its model by expanding to Springfield and increased impact to over 4,000 high school students in its short six-year history. “This is a great opportunity to not only highlight the success of the organization but also to celebrate the new home of Scholar Athletes that will support the growth of services to our students in Boston and Springfield,” said Salwasser.

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December 2015

Restoration & Renovation Finegold Alexander Design Castle

Milton Academy Reno Complete

The castle

Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects has been chosen to plan and design the renovation and refurbishment of the Boston University “Castle” at 225 Bay State Road. The 14,700sf historic building, when complete, will serve as a vibrant new Alumni Center for BU’s 300,000-plus graduates. The project is still in its planning phases but will likely include a small expansion to the lower level at the rear of the Castle to create a more accessible BU Pub. Renovations will include a full-service commercial kitchen for events and functions, connections to the Center of

Admissions on the upper floors to solve accessibility issues, updated building systems, and other improvements. The project hopes to begin construction in late 2016 to allow for funding and approvals to come into place. The Castle — this year celebrating its 100th birthday — was completed in 1915 as a home for the family of industrialist William Lindsey. The property was donated to Boston University in 1939 and was used as the residence of BU’s presidents. Since 1967 it has been used mainly for official functions, weddings, and a myriad of university events. Currently the BU Pub, a private club for the BU Community, occupies the rear lower level.

Renovations at Milton Academy / photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki

Milton, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) of Marion completed renovation projects at Milton Academy. The projects took place at the Athletic and Convocation Center (ACC) and at the Robert Saltonstall Gymnasium (RGG). The renovation at the ACC building entailed the conversion of a storage area into two changing areas for home and visiting hockey teams. Each changing room included all new electrical, plumbing fixtures, lockers and benches, and specialized flooring to absorb the impact of hockey skates. The RGG renovation featured the conversion of three classrooms into two

smaller classrooms and one fitness/yoga studio. The project included all new light fixtures, carpet finish flooring, new HVAC, and other amenities. South Coast Improvement Company began the two projects over the summer and completed work in October. The two renovation projects cost a total of approximately $500,000. “Process is the key to projects like these where you have to coordinate with the dayto-day activities of staff and residents,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement. “A successful project is not only one that looks great but caused minimal interruption to operations.”

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People MPA Expands Leadership with New Partners Boston – Margulies Perruzzi manage staff and client relations Architects (MPA), a Bostonfor the firm. Jason B. Costello, based architectural and interior AIA, LEED AP, has been design firm, recently announced named a partner, having joined the addition of new partners to MPA in 2015 as an associate the firm’s leadership. The move principal leading the firm’s is the culmination of extensive healthcare studio. long-term planning for the firm’s In addition, seven MPA staff growth and expands MPA’s have been named associate Costello leadership and management partners of the firm, including: team in all practice areas. Monica Moreira Audette, Senior partners Marc Margulies, LEED AP, senior project manager for FAIA, LEED AP, and Daniel Perruzzi, many of the firm’s high-profile corporate and real estate projects; Tim Bailey, AIA, AIA, LEED AP, and partner Janet Morra, AIA, LEED AP, will remain principals LEED AP, senior architect contributing as they continue to oversee projects and in architectural design to MPA’s most

complex corporate projects; Derek D’Amico, AIA, LEED AP, senior project manager working on some of the firm’s largest projects in the corporate and real estate markets; Dianne Dunnell, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, director of interior design who works on a variety of projects in the corporate and professional services markets; Cynthia Gibson Murphy, project manager supervising the project design process and coordinating with consultants on many large-scale projects; Paul McIntire, AIA, senior architect creating high-quality design that supports clients’ business objectives; and Nathan K. Turner, AIA, LEED AP, senior project

CWDG Adds Rupel

Stevenson Joins JM Coull

Boston – Copley Wolff Deranging from residential design Group, Inc. (CWDG), sign-build work and ecological a Boston-based landscape restoration, to large municipal architecture and planning firm, and multifamily developments. recently announced that Becky Prior to joining CWDG, Rupel has joined the team as a Rupel gained extensive experilandscape architect. ence at RVi Planning + LandIn her new role, she will conscape Architecture in Austin, tribute to do significant planTexas, where she worked to ning and design assignments for deliver successful projects to Rupel both public and private clients. clients by playing an active role In the past, she has worked on projects throughout the design process.

Maynard, MA – JM Coull, Inc., a 30-year-old Massachusetts construction management firm, recently hired Jeff Stevenson as senior project manager. He previously worked as a project manager and project superintendent for JMC and has more than 20 years of experience. He has managed all phases of construction

Belanger Joins TFMoran

manager for a variety of clients. MPA also named two long-time members of the firm to the role of senior project director: Joseph Flynn, LEED AP, MPA’s workplace strategist, and Daniel Madru, LEED AP, whose focus is on the science and technology and retail banking markets. Both will continue to develop and manage their growing portfolio of clients. “The expansion of MPA’s leadership team is a strategic move to position the firm for continued growth and success in the future,” said Marc Margulies.


for commercial, industrial, high-tech, and infrastructure improvement projects. Stevenson will be managing several of JMC’s design-build efforts, including dry and wet lab renovations, high-end office/ lobby renovations, ISO 5 and ISO 7 cleanroom manufacturing space, and a solvent collection and storage project.

Nitsch Welcomes Two

Bedford, NH – Jeremy Belanger, EIT, recently joined TFMoran to serve as a civil project engineer in the Bedford office. His work experience includes hydrologic and hydropower generation analysis, dam removal feasibility and design, and FEMA flood plain mapping. Belanger

EYP Appointments



Boston – EYP Architecture & Engineering announced the appointment of Christopher E. Baylow, AIA, to New England higher education market leader. He has more than 25 years of proven design, business development, and management experience. In his new position, Baylow will

partner with EYP’s higher education sector team to build upon its successes. His extensive career includes projects for a variety of prominent universities. Prior to joining EYP, Baylow served as associate principal at Payette in Boston. EYP also announced the appointment of Jason Olsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to lead designer in the firm’s Boston office. For more than 15 years he has served prominent clients nationwide in the educational, institutional, and commercial sectors. Olsen’s new role involves spearheading firmwide design initiatives and partnering with the firm’s design leadership and sector leaders on business development efforts.

(l-r) Jeff Parenti and Denis Seguin

Boston – Nitsch Engineering recently announced that Denis Seguin, PLS, has joined the firm as director of land surveying, and Jeffrey Parenti, PE, has joined as a transportation project manager. Seguin has 39 years of experience in land surveying, managing and coordinating survey field crews, processing survey data, and providing mapping for all types and levels of survey. An active member of the Florida Land Survey Council, he is familiar with modern survey methods including GPS, laser scanning, total stations, and data collectors. As the director of land surveying, he is responsi-

ble for coordinating projects and providing QA/QC. Parenti has 20 years of experience in transportation engineering, including 18 years working in urban municipalities. He was responsible for the planning, design, and operation of more than 200 traffic signals during his 14 years at the City of Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department. During this time, he oversaw a rapid growth in land development, working to temper the impact of traffic congestion and improve safety and comfort for nonautomotive modes of transportation.


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Film screening: Design Is One 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

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