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January 2016

PROCON Under Way at Patriot Place Hilton Garden Inn

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Jerome L. Garciano

J.F. Finn, III

Inside this Issue: 2016 Forecast by Bud LaRosa Fish Chairs Boston Federal Reserve Landry/French Completes Medical Office DiPrete Leads Design Team at Forbes Integrated Builders Completes Fit-Up Nauset Completes Renovation to Cary Hall J.M. Electrical Celebrates 30 Years Grand Opening for Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven NEMCA/MSCA Contribute to Caritas



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Stephanie Goldberg


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Plus: Up-front, Education, Corporate, Trends & Hot Topics, Interiors, Healthcare, Multi-Residential, Municipal, Restoration & Renovation, Philanthropy Awards, People, Calendar, and more...


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Cover Story:


PROCON Under Way at Patriot Place Hilton Garden Inn............................page 37

DiPrete Leads Design Team at Forbes...................................................page 23


Rendering of Patriot Place Hilton Garden Inn

Publisher’s Message...................... 6 Up-Front....................................... 7 Forecast 2016............................ 10 Multi-Residential.......................... 17 Healthcare................................. 20 Municipal.................................. 22 Mixed-Use.................................. 23 Restoration&Renovation............... 24 Interiors..................................... 27 Green........................................ 28

Education................................... 29 Trends & Hot Topics.......... 30,31, 40 Northern New England............... 32 Connecticut................................ 34 Retail/Hospitality........................ 36 Corporate.................................. 38 Philanthropy............................... 39 Awards...................................... 41 People....................................... 44 Calendar................................... 46

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Grand Opening for Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven............................page 34

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Michael Barnes You can keep up on educational and networking opportunities every week with our calendar on FastFacts Friday and once monthly in HP (see page 46). I want to offer here the chance to plan ahead for the first six months of 2016 with a few annual events not to be missed. The International Interior Design Association of New England (IIDANE) Interior Design Awards will be held at Royale (www.royaleboston.com) 279 Tremont Street, Boston, on Thursday, February 11. At Integrated Builders, we treat all of our clients like champions – and we are proud to be in your corner. Call us today or visit our website www.integratedbuilders.com "From a Client’s Point of View"

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The ACEC/MA 2016 Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. This year’s event is scheduled for March 16 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. The Society for Colleges and University Planners (SCUP) 2016 North Atlantic Regional Conference will focus on a theme of “Behind the Headlines: How Institutions Are Innovating to Meet the

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Wood Partners Groundbreaking

Noveletsky Named AISC’s Director Chicago – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) announced the election of James G. Thompson, president of Palmer Steel Supplies, Inc., McAllen, Texas, as the new chair of its board of directors, and David Zelesne, president of Owen Steel Company, Inc., Columbia, S.C., as the new vice chair. The board also welcomed two new directors: Hollie Noveletsky, CEO of Novel Iron Works, Inc., Greenland, N.H., and Robert A. Simon, vice president of structural products at Steel Dynamics, Inc., Columbia City, Ind. Noveletsky started working at Novel Iron Works while enrolled at Lawrence University. After her father, who was president of Novel, passed away in 1999, she stepped into the company full time.

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She also joined the Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE) and eventually became president, where she spearheaded a change of the organizational structure.

Announcing the Launch of CEA Bethesda, MD – In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, NECA and four other premier national construction specialty-contracting associations launched the Construction Employers of America (CEA), a joint initiative to coordinate action on construction, workforce,

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Melrose, MA – Wood Partners, a national real estate development and acquisition firm, announced that it has broken ground on 37 Washington, a new development in Melrose. Located close to downtown Melrose and Boston, this community will offer residents the best the region has to offer. The architect for the project is Embarc Studio. Classic design with modern touches are featured with amenities such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, and walk-in closets. The property will also feature a courtyard

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Fish Chairs Boston Federal Reserve Washington, DC – The Federal one of its appointees as chair Reserve Board recently and a second as deputy chair. announced the designation of The Boston chair and deputy the chairs and deputy chairs of chair designated by the board for the 12 Federal Reserve Banks 2016 are John F. Fish, chairman for 2016. and chief executive officer of Each Reserve Bank has a Suffolk Construction Company, nine-member board of directors. Inc., Boston, chair; and Gary L. The Board of Governors in Gottlieb, M.D., chief executive John Fish Washington appoints three of officer of Partners In Health, these directors and each year designates Boston, deputy chair, respectively.

Cities Selected for TDI Fellows Boston – MassDevelopment has selected Brockton, New Bedford, and Pittsfield for its second round of Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Fellows to advance local redevelopment visions in those cities’ TDI districts. Brockton, New Bedford, and Pittsfield are three of the 10 Gateway Cities selected in December 2014 as the pilot TDI districts in development — along with Haverhill, Holyoke, Lynn, Peabody, Revere, Springfield, and Worcester. As a part of the program, each will receive a range of real estate development services to support local visions for redevelopment and to catalyze and leverage investments and economic activities. Everett and Malden are receiving directed regional planning and implementation assistance http://www.abphoto.com

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Windham, NH – SFC Engineering Partnership, Inc. has made a move to a new facility. As of January 2016, SFC will be located at 1 Industrial Drive, Windham, N.H. 03087, with nearly double the space of its old location.

The company plans to unveil a new and improved website during the month of January and has crafted a new logo. The current phone number, email addresses, and extensions will remain the same.

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Comcast Boston headquarters / Maugel Architects City Point Partners VP, construction services, Paul Hemphill; MassDOT property utilization manager, Stephanie LeBlanc; MassDOT highway administrator, Thomas J. Tinlin; City Point president, Colleen Moore; and onsite construction manager, Matt Bessette

Boston – City Point Partners congratulated the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on the recent topping off of its new Central Research and Materials Laboratory in Hopkinton. Managed by City Point Partners, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, and constructed by Barr & Barr, the 49,000sf building will replace MassDOT’s current laboratory at 400 D Street in South Boston and will accommodate the sampling and testing of materials used by MassDOT on its highway and bridge projects. The new lab will have the necessary infrastructure to maintain the essential

Federal Highway Association material requirements and accreditations, and provide state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and space to support all materials and construction quality assurance-related functions. The new building will be adjacent to the Westborough Service Plaza on I-90 and will enclose a two-story office space and floor heights of 16 feet, including a 14-foot mechanical penthouse. City Point Partners is providing owner’s project management services advising with respect to the design, scope of work, cost estimating, construction manager at risk and subcontractor selection, schedule overview, and performance monitoring.

Chelmsford, MA – Maugel Architects recently announced that Comcast has selected the firm to design the 131,000sf tenant fit-up for Comcast’s Greater Boston regional headquarters, that will be located at Five Omni Way in Chelmsford. Maugel had previously designed the façade and lobby improvements at Five Omni Way for building owner Griffith Properties. The design scope will include a call center, product demo lab, a training facility and classrooms, an executive suite, fitness center, and a full-service cafeteria. The new design will feature predominately open workspace and shared amenity spaces such as huddle rooms along with exposed-ceiling concepts with LED lighting and sleek new finishes. “We are thrilled to be working with

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As we close out 2015 and open up ourselves to a fresh start for 2016, it’s a great time to reflect on where we are as A/E/C professionals in the context of sustainability. Clearly, we’re well past the freshness and learning curve on LEED checklists and the use of colorful rosettes to support a project’s sustainability goals; but at the same time, are we honestly making the progress that is needed? We’re not.

We’ve all seen the impressive graphs on how much we’ve reduced carbon emissions, EUI, water consumption, etc. over the past 10 years, but I guarantee most of these analyses are too simplistic and the

One could easily make the argument that the construction side of our industry has made the greatest strides in areas of sustainability over the past decade. There has always been a strong bottom-linedriven focus with construction managers and contractors, but with the advances in BIM and LEED tracking/submission requirements, their impact on the sustainability of projects has been strong. BIM and its intrinsic use of virtual design, optimized fabrication, pre-fab, and the standardization of spools has resulted in a significant reduction in construction waste and the overall embodied energy of buildings. LEED has further supported this effort by the compliance requirements of committed material sourcing, tracking of waste streams, and indoor air quality management during the construction phase. Conversely, there is an argument to continued to page 25

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Boston – The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA’s) board of directors ended the year by approving six new development projects representing an estimated investment of over $244 million in Boston’s economy. The projects are anticipated to create over 380,000sf of new development and 377 construction jobs. This year, the BRA has approved 7.1 million sf of new construction. Harvard to build new auditorium

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of a two-phase development known as Klarman Hall and G2 Pavilion, which will replace the existing Burden Hall on the Harvard Business School campus. Klarman Hall is a modern, mediaequipped 1,000-seat auditorium with reception, meeting, and service space to accommodate the school’s signature events. An underground connection to Spangler Center, one of the main buildings on campus, will also be constructed during this phase. continued to page 12

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2016 Forecast

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After a fairly robust 2015, the question being asked by Boston-area A/E/C firms is, “What does 2016 look like for the industry?” The answer is (not surprisingly), “Really good.” Work seems to be abundant. Nationally, I am seeing forecasts of growth as high as 14% overall for building construction where some segments like multifamily housing are being forecast as high as 20%. These numbers are consistent with what we are seeing in Metro Boston, though I would argue Metro Boston is going to outpace the nation in 2016 in the following market sectors. Multifamily housing

Demographics are driving multifamily housing. Earlier this year, Millennials (ages 18 to 34) surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest demographic group in the nation (83 million vs. 75 million). This age group is the prime target market for multifamily housing, and as it continues to grow so will the demand. This trend

has not gone unnoticed by the mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, who outlined the need for 53,000 units of housing for the city of Boston in his “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030” initiative earlier this year. Areas where there will be a steady stream of construction (approved, permitted, or starting preconstruction) include the South End, Seaport, Dorchester, South Boston, East Boston, Allston, Brighton, Cambridge, and Somerville. In addition to those approved, another major multifamily project could include a potential 700-unit project on Albany Street a few blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

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“What does 2016 look like for the industry?” The answer is (not surprisingly), “Really good.” 20 Taft Hill Park Office construction

As the economy continues to strengthen, so does the office market. Boylston Street, which is already the seventh most expensive street in the United States, will be adding 888 Boylston Street, which has been securing record high leases. Nearby, John Hancock is looking to build a 625,000sf, 26-story tower on Stuart Street. However, not all the office construction resides in the Back Bay. Some notable continued to page 15

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The BRA board also approved the disbursement of $100,000 in funding from the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund, which is maintained by the BRA from contributions made by Harvard University. Twelve community organizations that serve North Allston and North Brighton will receive grants to support educational, cultural enrichment, and neighborhood improvement programs.

The 105,100sf project cost is $171.1 million. New housing coming Roslindale

Parkhead Development, LLC received approval on plans to construct 19 condominium units off of Taft Hill Terrace in Roslindale. The project, designed by Embarc Studio, will contain two one-bedroom units, 15 two-bedroom units, and continued to page 13

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Epiphany School

two three-bedroom units spread between two new buildings. Two of the units will be deed restricted as affordable housing, and the developer will make a $96,000 contribution to the City’s Inclusionary Development Fund to fulfill their obligations under the current policy. The 15,353sf project cost is $4 million. Epiphany School to expand

Dorchester’s Epiphany School on Centre Street serves economically disadvantaged children and families. The tuition-free

middle school will soon begin work on an 87,979sf, $8.8 million project to expand its facilities. The school has acquired property along Centre Street that will become the new location for administrative functions and graduate support services. StudioMLA has designed plans for administrative offices, a greenhouse and outdoor gardening area for students, three dwelling units for teaching fellows, continued to page 14

Tax incentives available to facilities and real estate portfolios can play an important role in achieving the twin goals of an increase in clean energy production and a decrease in energy used, which will move our country toward a more sustainable energy platform. Federal tax incentives in the Internal Revenue Code are designed to promote cleaner energy production and more efficient energy use. While many of these tax benefits have expired and been renewed numerous times, these federal tax benefits provide an important source of financial incentive to the private real estate and building sectors to motivate market shifts towards sustainability and climate change resilience. Renewable Energy and the Investment Tax Credit

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energy: wind, solar electric, solar thermal, geothermal, hydroelectric, methane, biomass, alternative fuel, biodiesel, biofuel, ethanol, fuel cell, cogeneration, irrigation, and marine. The most popular renewable energy sources and technologies are wind, solar (including both photovoltaic and thermal energy), geothermal, and biomass. A key federal The hundreds of federal and state tax incentives for renewable energy and energy conservation are diverse in their form, as well as in their efficacy. tax incentive for renewable energy is the Investment Tax Credit. The Investment Tax Credit is a federal business income tax credit generally in the amount of 30% the cost basis of qualifying energy property. The Investment Tax Credit is available to the taxpayer owner who placed the qualifying energy property in service. Qualifying energy property is renewable energy installations based on fuel cell, solar energy, small wind energy, geothermal, microturbine, and combined heat and power technology continued to page 25


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Mixed Use, the New Normal

by J.F. Finn, III

In many cities, especially older East Coast ones like Boston, space in urban environments is particularly limited. Coupled with today’s demand for instantaneous access to information, communications, and experiences, cities face a new set of challenges with our rapidly densifying urban cores. Until recent years, spaces to work, live, and play were quite distinct. Today, from city centers to the suburbs we seek (and expect) ubiquitous mixed-use centers that deliver a range of programmed experiences. As a term, mixed use has many layers. The most basic level of meaning is a destination with more than one intended use. A textbook urban example would be a dynamic retail and entertainment podium with residential and hotel towers. Curated by developers and property owners, it provides choice with uses that play off one another synergistically to create a “place.” In 2016

and beyond, cities will continue to hone the art of mixed use to enrich our daily experiences at work and play. Consider the evolution of work as a destination. It was once a silo: We went to the office for an 8-hour day, after which we traveled elsewhere for our workouts, errands, and social life. Contrast this with today’s amenity-rich corporate campuses. Facebook, Google, and others have created self-sustained mixed-use environments with onsite dry cleaners, fitness centers, and healthy food options.

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Many mixed-use projects on the boards for downtown Boston include office towers atop podiums. While these campuses have proven track records attracting and retaining talent, they sometimes lack diversity and spontaneity. In 2016 we will see more businesses infuse themselves into authentic mixed-use destinations that draw from a much wider and more diverse demographic. The Partners HealthCare campus at Assembly Row in Somerville opens later this year. Just steps from the new Orange Line MBTA stop, this continued to page 23

General Heath Square

and early learning classroom space to primarily serve younger siblings of the Epiphany School’s students. JP Heath St. project approved

A partnership between the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation will develop General Heath Square Apartments in Jamaica Plain. The 47-unit, $17.4

million, 56,290sf project will be entirely affordable with a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, community and office space, and covered bicycle and car parking spaces. The affordable apartments will be available to households at various income levels. Several apartments within General continued to page 15


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January 2016


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2016 Forecast

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continued from page 12 projects outside the Back Bay include One Congress Street and 115 Winthrop Square. In the Seaport District, permitted space includes 121 Seaport, 140 Northern Avenue, and Parcel D. In addition, there are lots of projects on the table including the proposed $2.2 billion redevelopment of Government Center, and the recently proposed $900,000 mixed-use downtown tower, which would include 700,000sf of office space. With this high level of activity, office construction will remain very strong throughout 2016. Life Sciences

175 Orleans Street

Heath Square will be permanently reserved for formerly homeless individuals and families as well as clients of the Massachusetts Department of Development Services. East Boston loft-style hotel

A five-story industrial building dating back to 1912 in East Boston’s Jeffries Point neighborhood will be overhauled for a hotel with 127 guestrooms. The façade of the existing building at 175 Orleans

Street will be restored, and a 6,000sf addition will be built atop to house hotel common areas and mechanical space. With guestrooms featuring loft-style 12-foot-high ceilings, large windows, and exposed concrete, the project has fittingly been dubbed Loftel. A new restaurant will be constructed continued to page 16

Through 2015, 2.5 million sf of lab space came online in the Greater Boston area. More importantly, there is another 5.2 million under construction. This trend sees no sign of slowing down in 2016 or beyond. Major developments under consideration in Kendall Square alone include the Volpe Center, MIT, and Northpoint. Not to be outdone, life sciences projects are slated, or currently under construction, at most major colleges and universities in Boston, including Boston University and Northeastern University. Also, not all life sciences projects are being built in Boston and Cambridge. Instead, activity can be seen up and down the Route 3 corridor, in Marlborough, and the new recently

proposed project at 115 Hartwell Avenue in Lexington. Colleges and Universities

There is going to be a considerable amount of building on college campuses in 2016 — in particular, with lab buildings and residence halls. Among non-elite, fouryear colleges, there is a war for talent like never before. College enrollment surged during the recession but has begun to slow down during the recovery now that more jobs are available. One battlefront in this war is the need to upgrade campuses to attract this talent. Nationally, close to onehalf of construction growth on college campuses will be science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM ) related. In fact, three of the largest five college projects last year were STEM-related. Another area where schools are competing is residence halls. Spending on amenities is seen as a differentiator for many non-top-tier colleges. In 2015, residence hall starts (nationally) had reached prerecession levels. New England schools are on pace to exceed these trends for 2016 and beyond. Bud LaRosa is chief business performance officer at Tocci Building Companies. Full article is available at www.high-profile.com.

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Tax Planning Tips for Contractors

by Conor Flanagan

Now that 2015 has come to an end, contractors would do well to keep a few tips in mind as they prepare their end-ofyear tax figures. Tax Tip No. 1: Understand your income tax reporting method. A contractor is required, under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 460(b), to use the percentage of completion method for the tax reporting of long-term construction contracts. However, this section only refers to specific long-term contracts rather than the contractor as a whole. This is an important distinction, as the ability to account for individual contracts differently opens up the options for contractors. So even though the taxpayer is required to report long-term contracts under this method, the contractor can use different tax methods to report other exempt construction contracts. A company with large receivable

balances made up of service contracts and short-term contracts (contracts that are started and completed within the same year) should elect to use the cash method as the overall accounting method for tax reporting since all receivables and payables for those jobs are not recognized until they are received or paid. The cash method gives the taxpayer the most flexibility when it comes to tax planning. For those contractors using the cash method of accounting, be sure to review the projected balances in deferral accounts (accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses); determine the current year tax deferral based on the projected balances and compare against the prior year deferral; consider using your line of credit to finance the acceleration of certain deductions or to finance the growth of receivables. Tax Tip No. 2: Consider additional fixed-asset acquisitions. An extender deal has been reached (Editors Note: The PATH Act signed into law, expands the Section 179 deduction limit to $500,000). Included in the deal are several tax provisions that would become permanent; chief among them is the enhanced 179 deduction. As a result, contractors that have already purchased equipment, or are continued to page 36

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48 Boylston Street

on the ground floor of the project. Total cost of the 75,000sf project is $20 million. Boylston St. restoration

Two Boston nonprofits, St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, will undertake an ambitious rehabilitation project to restore the historic Boston Young Men’s Christian Union building at 48 Boylston Street in Chinatown for affordable housing. Once restored, the currently vacant building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Boston Landmark, will contain 46 units of affordable

housing, nearly 11,000sf of office space for St. Francis House, and 3,800sf of commercial space. The development team will work to secure operating subsidies through the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program or Section 8 Program. Six units will be targeted to low-income households earning 30% of area median income or less, and the remaining units will serve households at or below 60% of area median income. Total cost of the 40,535 project is $22.9 million.

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by Tise Design Associates. The energy-efficient, wood-frame building was built above a new, underground parking garage and forms a quadrangle with the existing Trustman Apartments. The new layout features an accessible courtyard that includes landscaped green space, play structures, and a basketball court. Low-income families,

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January 2016

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Concord, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $14 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of The Protestant Guild for Human Services, Inc., a nonprofit that provides educational and vocational day and residential programs for individuals with mild-to-severe intellectual disabilities. The Guild, which currently leases its headquarters in Waltham, is using bond proceeds to buy a 60,250sf building on 5.2 acres in Concord. The facility will serve as the organization’s new headquarters. The Guild will also use bond proceeds

to renovate the building’s roof, bathrooms, elevators, and HVAC system; install a kitchen; and purchase kitchen items, furniture, and security and telephone systems. In addition, The Guild will use bond proceeds to refinance previous debt, which financed the purchase and renovation of the organization’s group homes. The organization expects the project will create 40 jobs and support 30 construction jobs. Belmont Savings Bank purchased the bond.

Cambridge, MA – Fuse Cambridge, a 244-unit luxury apartment community located adjacent to the Alewife Brook Reservation in Cambridge, recently completed the installation of its living green wall – a diverse collection of wall-mounted plants that connects the building’s lobby with its ample amenity spaces. Designed and maintained by Cityscapes, the community’s newest feature complements its health-conscious environment, which offers direct access to the 120-acre Alewife Brook Reservation, numerous walking/biking trails, and an abundance of natural light. In addition to serving as a visually

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Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $52 million tax-exempt and $33.75 million taxable bond on behalf of Beverly Street Residential IB LLC, a mixed-income multifamily housing project in Boston. Related Beal, the project sponsor, is using bond proceeds to build a mixeduse development of a 239-unit, 100% affordable and workforce building and hotel bordered by Beverly Street, Valenti Way, and Haverhill Street. The 14-floor building will house roughly 200,000sf of residential space, 9,500sf of ground-floor

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WMH Med Office Nears Completion

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Norway, ME – Landry/French Construction Company of Scarborough is in its final weeks of construction on the new 25,500sf medical office building for Western Maine Health (WMH) in Norway. Landry/French is serving as the construction manager for the new patientcentered medical home being built on the site of the former C.B. Cummings & Sons dowel mill on Pikes Hill Road. The new building will merge the primary care practices of Western Maine Family and Oxford Hills Family Practice. The patient-centered medical home is a national model to deliver primary care

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Burlington, MA – Erland Construction announced the award of The Andover Companies Wellness Center, a 13,300sf high-end fitness center being constructed as an addition to the insurance company’s headquarters originally built by Erland in 1989. The Wellness Center includes both fitness and flexible studio/conference space. Prellwitz Chilinski Associates was selected as the architect on this designbuild project. The Wellness Center, linked to the main building via a connector, will feature granite, brick, and limestone exterior finishes to reflect the headquarters building. The new ground-up structure ties into several of the existing building’s utilities — including electrical, fire protection, and water — but will have a completely independent mechanical system.

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JACA Architects to Design Hospital Timberline Completes Hospital Campanelli Construction Manager

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Westborough, MA – JACA Architects has been selected by Signature Healthcare Services, based in Corona, Calif., to design a new, standalone psychiatric hospital in Westborough. Although they are generally uncommon, Signature Healthcare Services specializes in standalone psychiatric hospitals, and serves thousands of patients every year by delivering mental health and substance abuse treatment through its 14 acute care hospitals located in California, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas. The Westborough location will mark Signature Healthcare Services’ first

location in Massachusetts. This project will entail the full rehabilitation of an existing building that was formerly used as a private school and as the headquarters of a gas company, as well as a small new addition which will house the facility’s gymnasium. The total size of the project is still in flux, although the original building is 88,000sf. The project had an initial estimate at $15 million, and construction is expected to begin on the building within the first quarter of 2016. Campanelli of Braintree is the construction manager for the project.

Fall River, MA – Timberline Construction Corporation recently completed the construction of the Harold and Virginia Lash Heart and Vascular Center at Charlton Memorial Hospital. The new two-story, 6,700sf addition, designed by JACA Architects, houses Southcoast Health’s expanding cardiovascular services, including a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room and future electrophysiology lab. The hybrid OR is a cardiovascular surgical theater equipped with advanced medical imaging devices to enable minimally invasive surgery while bringing together doctors of different disciplines. This newly constructed space will support Southcoast Health’s structural heart procedures, vascular surgery, and endovascular medicine. More-advanced procedures will take place in the new electrophysiology lab, including cryo-ablation and convergent

hybrid ablation for patients with atrial fibrillation. The hybrid OR is approximately 1,400sf and can accommodate up to 20 people in the room engaged in these “hybrid” surgeries. Timberline constructed the two-story addition in an active parking lot adjacent to the hospital’s main loading dock. The addition was built to connect to the hospital’s existing surgical suite. Project challenges included a tight site and conducting work within in an active clean surgical center. Infection control provisions and systems were an essential component of the project delivery system; Timberline recognized these sensitivities while working in the occupied clinical facility, and the project team developed a comprehensive pre-determined infection control risk assessment plan.

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As each year passes, we are increasingly grateful for the opportunities that each project holds. These opportunities multiplied in 2015, a year of substantial growth for New England Lab as new employees were added across all departments and trained by in-house specialists. Our larger team and history of industry experience has positioned us to support your laboratory construction project not only in 2016, but for many years to come.


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January 2016



New Public Facility Under Way

Sanborn Head Celebrates Opening

Broad Street Parkway dedication ceremony

Nashua, NH – Vern Kokosa, P.E., and Kate Emma Schlosser, P.E. of Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. recently attended the dedication ceremony in celebration of the official opening of Broad Street Parkway held by the city of Nashua. Kokosa stated, “I get satisfaction from events like these that celebrate new infrastructure rising from the ashes of abused urban ground.” Emceed by Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, this was a celebration of 50 years of hard work by citizens of Nashua and people at the state and federal levels to get funding. Sanborn Head was recognized as one of the engineering firms that contributed to this highly successful project for over three years. The firm worked with the city of Nashua to manage over 25,000 cubic yards of asbestos-contaminated

soil, develop technical specifications for management of contaminated soil and groundwater, develop management strategies for underground storage tanks and urban fill encountered in the Millyard, provide construction and administrative observation, and perform Phase 1 environmental site assessments and HBM surveys. The firm continues to provide environmental consulting support for this project as it nears completion. Also in attendance were U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, new NHDOT Commissioner Victoria Sheehan, former Congressman Charlie Bass, State Senator Bette Lasky, former mayors Don Davidson and Bernie Streeter, city engineer Steve Dookran, and former city engineer and overall project manager John Vancor.

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Sharon, MA – The Sharon police and fire departments are being replaced with a brand-new facility, a $24.75 million public safety facility. The new building — located on South Main Street — will house both departments and include a shared lobby and 911 center. Kaestle Boos Associates (KBA) is managing the project’s design and construction processes. “The existing buildings are old and cannot support the needs of modern public safety agencies,” said Todd Costa, associate and project manager at KBA Architects. “There are worn roofs, outdated electrical systems, structural issues, and noncompliance with federal and state codes.” The new facility will meet both local and federal codes, allowing for the

improvement of emergency response. “The current apparatus bays at the fire station are cramped, secure prisoner transport is lacking at the police station, and decontamination areas and storage in each building are inadequate,” added Costa. A heightened ceiling and open room area will allow for more storage and builtin training props. The facility will also have decontamination stations separate from other spaces. KBA Architects is working with Mitchell Associates, Building Engineering Resources, McMahon Associates, and Universal Environmental Consulting to get the facility up and running. DiPrete Engineering is providing civil engineering support in design permitting and construction.


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Mixed Use DiPrete Leads Design Team at Forbes

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Foxborough, MA – Cranston, R.I.-based Saletin Real Estate Group recently acquired Foxfield Plaza and is proposing to redevelop the 19-acre site at 369 Central Street in Foxborough into a mixed-use development called Forbes Crossing. The plans include the demolition of the existing Foxfield Plaza, an old secondgeneration shopping center currently located at the site. The new development program will include three pad sites, over 46,000sf of retail space, and a 139-room nationally flagged hotel. DiPrete Engineering is leading the design team, which includes GZA GeoEnvironmental, Pare Corporation, Studio 401 Architecture, Sage Environmental,

and Natural Resource Services, through the permitting process. The redevelopment site, in a prime location on the Foxborough/Mansfield line, is within a few miles of world-class businesses and entertainment venues. In addition to three pads sites for offices, the proposal includes two restaurants or a bank and a restaurant. In July, the Forbes Crossing proposal cleared an important hurdle, receiving approval from the Foxborough Zoning Board of Appeals. Before construction can begin, the project will need to receive approval from the town planning board and the conservation commission.

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Mixed Use, the New Normal continued from page 14 home to more than 4,000 employees will have energy and activity 24×7 thanks to adjacent retail, restaurants, and entertainment, while still maintaining the appeal of the corporate campus. Further, what corporate campuses have typically created on a horizontal plane will be done on a more vertical scale. Many mixed-use projects on the boards for downtown Boston include office towers atop podiums. These forward-looking workspaces will afford companies the chance to take advantage of settings that provide choice and create synergies between the different programmatic elements. To retain and attract tenants, landlords and owners of existing commercial office buildings realize they need to create a “great place.” They will consider how to enhance onsite amenities, creating a mini mixed-use destination. The opportunity for mixed use to create the greatest impact on our cities and communities — as well as the economic bottom line — is in its ability to fully leverage the infrastructure of a development or neighborhood. Water, power, maintenance, land use, parking – these necessary elements have a tremendous impact on our cities. Replacement costs, limited capacity, and

aging systems are serious challenges for cities like ours where demand is rapidly increasing because of densification. Developing true mixed use is a way that we can really leverage land and infrastructure intelligently with optimal results for all. While an office tower’s consumption of energy and water peaks during the day, this is when residential demand plummets — and vice versa. These complementary peaks can maximize the investment in infrastructure by using the same systems, essentially doing double or triple duty, giving you a 1 + 1 = 3 outcome. Transforming cities is all about design — whether purposeful or otherwise. Purposeful design can build on a city’s assets or help redirect or unlock those assets. Our unique opportunity lies in our ability to bring together expertise around live, work, and play to enrich the human experience. It’s about bringing this integrated approach to every project to create deep visceral experiences. In 2016 we all need to become leaders in the creation of livable cities, inviting futurists and disruptors to join the conversation. J.F. Finn, III, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a principal of Gensler.


January 2016


Restoration & Renovation Integrated Builders Completes Fit-Up DBVW Hired for URI Renovation

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Wilmington, MA – Integrated Builders of Rockland has completed a 29,000sf office/manufacturing fit-up on behalf of the Limbach Company, LLC, at 46 Jonspin Road in Wilmington. The scope of the tenant fit-up included the installation of new flooring, lighting, and electrical fixtures; a state-of-the-art HVAC system; partitions; and updated fire alarms. Notably, Integrated Builders

utilized selective demolition to preserve portions of the existing space while completing the renovation program. Integrated Builders’ superintendent Mike Croteau, project manager Bob Purdy, and assistant project manager Barbara Frazier, provided construction management services while working with architecture firm Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc., and engineering firm WB Engineers+Consultants.

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Kingston, RI – The University of Rhode Island has launched a $6.3 million renovation of Ranger Hall for the Harrington School of Communication and Media. DBVW of Providence was hired to program and masterplan a two-phase 90,000sf new communications and media school, as well as lead the design and construction administration stages for the THE RIGHT TEAM FOR:

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January 2016


Nauset Completes Renovation to Cary Hall

Battin Hall performance space

Lexington, MA – Nauset Construction served as the general contractor for the recently completed $8 million renovation to the historic Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building, located at 1605 Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Lexington Center. The project was designed by Cambridge-based Mills Whitaker Architects, that specializes in historic preservation.

Originally constructed in 1928, the centerpiece of the work was the restoration of the building’s 820-seat Battin Hall to its original prominence as a world-class musical and theater performance venue and lecture hall. Additional improvements to the 40,000sf Colonial Revival building included the installation of a new HVAC mechanical system, extensive historic

Welcoming the New Year, 2016 continued from page 10 be made that the design of our buildings are lagging from where we need to be. We need a stronger focus and collective strategy to reduce energy and water loads in our buildings. Historically, and even still today, the focus on reducing energy is put on the MEP engineer under the shallow idea of getting the energy and atmosphere points specific to the energy model. Having been a strong proponent of sustainability (well before LEED), I see this approach and attitude even today with the industry’s leading design firms. Part of the fault does lie with the checklist points scheme that rewards points to designs with particular reduction in energy compared with a code minimum. One of my favorite quotes at the outset of a project that has a specific LEED certification goal is: “Chad, how are you going to get us the 12 points we’re targeting?” Remember, the building’s mechanical systems primarily respond to the load required to maintain a design condition. So, as an industry, we need to focus on first reducing the building loads and optimizing the design criteria before we start to apply the most energy-efficient systems and equipment. Take a look at the current building construction in our region. Are there any specific attributes that you see on these buildings that reduce the envelope/ environmental loads? Are there aspects of the buildings that acknowledge and respect the sun’s movement and exposure in their design? Was the building designed for its occupants when the shades are always down? Do the occupants put the

shades down constantly because the glare is too uncomfortable, thereby reducing the potential of daylighting the space? So how do we improve?

Well, the beginning is a very good place to start; focus on rigorous integrated design and respecting the design process with your team and then learning from our results. The building programming, massing, block and stack, form, and materials selection is where we reduce the loads before we start to apply solutions to maintain space environmental conditions. View the building and its supporting engineering infrastructure as a system and set energy use criteria irrespective of whether the project is also pursing a LEED certification level. (Use the LEED checklist as a ruler after major decisions are made. Remember that checklists, by definition, do not inspire innovation.) As a design team that includes the owner, architect, construction manager, and engineer, collaborate on developing the energy use goals that might include intensity by square foot (EUI). Remember that the geographical and programmatic have a dramatic influence on EUI values. Lastly, make a commitment to review your projects for their actual performance. This is the only way we, as an industry, can learn and improve our future designs. As an optimist, 2016 is looking to be a great year for all of us. Let’s keep pushing forward. Cheers. Chad Wisler, PE, LEED AP BD+C is a managing principal at Vanderweil Engineers in Boston.

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restoration work, and a wide range of structural enhancements that ensure accessibility for all patrons and performers. One of the key design challenges addressed by Mills Whitaker was to improve the critical sound quality of the performance space. The solution was the installation of retractable banners that change the acoustical characteristics of the room to suit the range of performances and a new sound system featuring stateof-the-art amplification and speakers to ensure an optimal listening environment for the broad spectrum of events.

Prior to the renovation project, it was necessary to shut down the building’s HVAC system during musical performances and meetings due to unacceptable noise levels. To rectify this problem, Mills Whitaker designed a new system, including the replacement of existing ductwork. Battin Hall’s performance space also underwent significant upgrades, including construction of a permanent thrust stage (which extends the stage well past the proscenium arch into the audience area), and the addition of two wheelchair lifts.

State and Federal Tax Incentives continued from page 13 systems. The Investment Tax Credit amount is reduced to 10% for qualifying geothermal, microturbine, and combined heat and power system property. The 30% Investment Tax Credit for solar projects currently expires December 31, 2016. Energy Efficiency and the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Property Tax Deduction

A significant reduction in the use of electricity, fuel, and other energy sources would help move the U.S. toward a sustainable energy position. Many federal and state tax benefit programs use the Energy Star program as a standard in energy-efficient appliances and building components. Efficiency programs geared toward whole building performance are also popular. Green building standards such as LEED have been incorporated into a growing number of tax incentive statutes throughout the country. A key federal tax incentive for energy efficiency is the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Property (EECB) Tax Deduction. The EECB Tax Deduction is a federal income tax deduction in the amount of 100% of the cost of energy-efficient commercial building property, limited to a maximum of $1.80psf of the building. Energy-efficient commercial building property is depreciable property installed on or in a building which is installed as part of the interior lighting systems, the

heating, cooling, ventilation, and hot water systems, or the building envelope, and is certified as being installed as part of a plan designed to reduce the total annual energy and power costs of the building in comparison to a reference building that meets the minimum requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1–2001. Qualifying lighting systems reduce lighting power density, have controls and circuiting that comply with Standard 90.12001, include bilevel switching, and meet the minimum requirements for calculated lighting levels as set forth in the IESNA Lighting Handbook, Performance and Application. The EECB Tax Deduction expired December 31, 2014 and so will only apply to property placed in service in the past few years unless the program is again retroactively extended. Conclusion

The hundreds of federal and state tax incentives for renewable energy and energy conservation are diverse in their form, as well as in their efficacy. Tax incentives may play a role in helping to move facilities in the direction of cleaner and more efficiently used energy. Jerome L. Garciano is an attorney at Robinson & Cole in Boston. See http://www.rc.com/upload/RC-Garcia-noGreen-Tax-Incentive-Compendium-July-2015US.pdf for a copy of the author’s 50-state survey and summary of these tax incentives.


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JM Coull Begins Discovery Woods

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Acton, MA – JM Coull (JMC) of Maynard has begun the first phase of a renovation and addition project at The Discovery Museums in Acton. Discovery Woods is a fully accessible nature playscape that will expand the facility’s existing outdoor offerings for children and families by including such features as a nature trail, slide hill, willow tunnel, community swing, and rain garden. The centerpiece of the new space will be a large, fully accessible treehouse, built by The Treehouse Guys from Warren, Vermont. JMC is working with the design and engineering team of Lemon|Brooke Landscape Architecture, Meisner Brem Corporation, and R.W. Sullivan Engineering.

The project’s first phase will promote increased outdoor play among the museums’ visitors. Discovery Woods will be fully ADA-compliant so children of all abilities can participate in activities. Phase 2 of the work, designed by Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc., encompasses a 9,000sf expansion to the existing science museum, combining the exhibit space of the two existing museums into one building. Increased gallery space will make way for new exhibits, such as the Brain Building Zone and DaVinci’s Workshop. New program spaces, entrances, and parking lots will also be created. A third phase, featuring an outdoor amphitheater, is also anticipated.

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Boston – STV|DPM has been awarded the contract for the extensive renovation and improvement of the Wentworth Institute of Technology Library in Boston. STV|DPM will assist in all aspects of the $18 million renovation effort, including management of the design, construction, and building commissioning phases. In addition, it will assist the client in assembling the project team, as well as oversee permitting, project schedule and budget, change orders, furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E), move management, and final closeout. Jim Kolb, STV|DPM vice president, and Tim Singleton, senior project manager, are leading the project team. Together, they’re working with

Wentworth’s oversight committee, the Division of Technology Services, library and facilities staff, students, and faculty. The mission is to create a new space that will accommodate 760 seats while incorporating Wentworth’s vision of enhanced library learning, technology, research, and collaboration. Douglas D. Schumann, a Wentworth alumnus, longtime benefactor, trustee emeritus, and 2008 honorary degree recipient at the school, has given $5 million to the project. The library will be named The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons in his honor. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.

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Interiors Acentech Studio A Consults on New Performing Arts Projects finishes, seating, speech intelligibility, and mechanical system noise and vibration control. The firm also designed audiovisual systems, including speech reinforcement, special effects, music playback, and a large screen display system. Studio A was selected to provide acoustics and audiovisual design consulting services for Phillips Exeter Academy’s new Center for Theater

and Dance in Exeter, N.H. Currently in design by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects|Partners, the 56,000sf center will include three performance spaces, two large rehearsal spaces, technical support spaces, dressing and changing rooms, classrooms, offices, and other support spaces. The building features a 350-seat proscenium theater with continued to page 30

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Cambridge, MA – Acentech’s Studio A is providing consulting and design services for six new performing arts projects around the country. New England projects include the Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building, Lexington, Mass.; Phillips Exeter Academy Center for Theater and Dance, Exeter, N.H; and Salem State University Mainstage Theatre, Salem, Mass. Studio A worked with Mills Whitaker Architects to design the renovation of Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building. Battin Hall, an 820-seat performance space that is home to the Lexington Symphony, has long been well-regarded for classical music, but the space did not work as well for other events. Studio A specified retractable sound-absorbing

banners to improve the acoustics and worked with the architect and mechanical engineer to design a quiet mechanical system that included a new relocated chiller and sound-isolated HVAC units. Studio A also designed audiovisual presentation systems and recommended acoustical improvements to other spaces in the building. At Salem State University, Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed a complete remodel of the Mainstage Theatre building, which will be renamed the Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The project involves reducing theatre capacity from 740 to 450 seats to provide a more intimate setting and improved sightlines. Studio A is providing acoustics consulting on room shaping and


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Stoneham, MA – Jewett Construction Company, Inc. of Raymond, N.H., has completed showroom renovations to Stoneham Ford in Stoneham, Mass. Designed by O’Sullivan Architects, Inc., the project involved 5,700sf of interior and exterior showroom renovations to comply with the manufacturer’s image upgrade requirements. Interior work included nighttime demolition to accommodate those working in existing offices, construction of additional offices and bathrooms, new flooring and

ceilings, and finishes. Exterior upgrades included new ACM and the installation of the iconic Ford tower, necessitating reinforcement of the existing structure to accommodate anticipated wind load. Challenges included maintaining safe access for employees for the duration of the project, as the occupied offices were only accessible through the areas under construction. This marks the fourth project Jewett Construction has undertaken for this client.





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New Energy Efficiency Standards Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy recently released energy efficiency standards for new rooftop air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces that heat and cool more than half of America’s commercial floor space. Together, they represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rules issued by the agency since the standards program began in 1987. The energy efficiency standards — which will cover new rooftop units (RTUs)

found on low-rise buildings like hospitals, schools, and big box stores — will save nearly enough energy over the next 30 years to offset the annual carbon dioxide emissions of more than 120 million homes. The standards are the result of negotiations among a broad group of stakeholders that included manufacturers, utilities, and consumer and environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Iberdrola Energy Projects Selects SAK includes site preparation, construction of buildings for power generation, steam turbines, transformers and cooling towers, and commissioning. Site civil work includes installation of more than 1,600 piles, 250,000 tons of imported backfill, 22,000 cubic yards of concrete, and installation of almost 30,000 linear feet of underground piping and conduit. The remaining 47 acres will be available for improved waterfront access and development.


North Andover, MA – SAK Environmental LLC was selected by Iberdrola Energy Projects (IEP) as the environmental manager for the new Salem Harbor Energy Center (SHEC). The SHEC, a new natural gas-fired, state-of-the-art, high-efficient power generating station, is being built on a portion of the 65-acre former Salem Harbor Station, a coal-fired plant now being decommissioned. The SHEC will provide high-efficient, low-emission power to over 600,000 New England homes. The $1 billion project

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Somerville, MA – Dynamo Micropower Corporation is now producing 25TurboCore TC700H engines for Multitek North America. Multitek, a manufacturer of heavy industrial products, will use the engines in the oil, gas, and construction industries. Dynamo, based in Somerville at Greentown Labs, and Multitek worked together to develop an industrial heater around the TurboCore engine, and that heater reduces operating costs by more than 40%, compared with its diesel competition, at roughly half the weight and size. Dynamo benefited from a partnership between Greentown Labs, MassDevelopment, and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, along with collaboration with Boston Engineering, to bring this product to market. “This is the first — and most important — step in commercializing innovative technology,” said Dynamo Micropower co-founder and CEO, Jason Ethier. “My co-founder and I moved to Massachusetts from Raleigh-Durham, N.C., for Greentown Labs and the abundance of entrepreneurial resources found here. Without an ecosystem of technical and financial partners, it would have taken significantly longer to bring our technology to the market.” The TurboCore engine’s fuel-flexible combustion technology allows it to

An industrial heater built around Dynamo Micropower’s fuel-flexible TurboCore engine / photo courtesy of Dynamo Micropower

operate on any gaseous fuel and autoconfigures for unprocessed, unfiltered natural gas as well as propane and CNG. The control system dynamically adjusts for changing composition and energy content of wellhead fuels. The company previously produced a scalable sub megawatt flexible-fuel turbine platform that meets the power challenges of oil and gas wells by reducing maintenance and fuel expenses. The turbine operates on associated petroleum gas, propane, or compressed natural gas in a single unit. Dynamo’s turbine emissions control exceeds regulatory requirements, while its reliability translates to a lower cost of ownership. MassDevelopment issued a $175,000 revolving bridge loan from the Emerging Technology Fund to finance that project

CTA Takes School from Silver to Gold Webster, MA – The new Park Avenue Elementary School in Webster was designed to achieve a LEED Silver rating, but thanks in part to the efforts of construction manager CTA Construction Co. Inc., the facility scored LEED Gold in the category of new building design and construction in September. CTA’s attention to the diversion of construction waste, regional sourcing and recycled content of materials, use of certified wood, and installation of environmentally friendly design features contributed to the score of 65 out of a possible 110. The new school, which opened to students earlier this year, is projected to save 41% of heating and cooling costs. With a $33 million construction budget, the 109,067sf school is nestled into the forest that surrounds the rural location. The sustainable elements in Park Avenue Elementary were the work of the architects at Dore & Whittier. To achieve LEED Gold, the building has an energyefficient exterior envelope to reduce heating costs. The roof uses material with high reflecting and high heat emissive properties on 75% of the area to reduce cooling costs. The new building includes highefficiency and waterless fixtures to reduce

water use by 35%, use of daylight in 90% of the building spaces, and classrooms and other learning spaces designed for optimum acoustics and to minimize noise pollution. CTA Construction Co. Inc., in building the school, also took steps to reduce environmental impact, including: • Exceeded the diversion requirement of 75% of construction waste by reaching 91% to be recycled instead of disposed in landfills. • Used over 16% more than the 10% requirement for regionally sourced construction materials. • Surpassed the requirement for materials made from at least 10% recycled content by over 20%. • Sourced certified wood 20% above the requirement of 75%. • Used low-emitting materials including adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings, flooring systems, and composite woods and Agrifiber products. In addition, the design of the building focuses on encouraging alternative means of transportation. CTA constructed bicycle storage at the school, that has showers and changing facilities for cyclists. Preferred parking is given to low-emitting and fuelefficient vehicles.

January 2016



Boston Prep Uses MassDev Bond

New School Design Reflects Vision

New Sanford High School and Technical Center

Sanford, ME – Lavallee Brensinger Architects is moving full speed ahead with the design of the new Sanford High School and Technical Center, set to open in fall 2018. The design of the new school is focused on four distinct career pathways: arts and communications, science and technology, business and management, and health and human services. Each pathway is designed as a flexible, state-ofthe-art, integrated center for education.

According to superintendent of schools, David Theoharides, students will maintain the same graduation standards, but teachers will have the opportunity to teach those standards in a way that can be more meaningful and relevant to their students. While Lavallee Brensinger, with offices in Manchester, N.H. and Charlestown, Mass., finalizes engineering for these integrated career pathways, the high school and technical center continue to prepare to implement their studentfocused educational vision, tying standard subject matter to student interest areas. The project is the first of its kind in Maine in several ways including educational philosophy, sheer size, and number of towns it serves (18 communities). Once complete, the facility will be nearly 330,000sf of new construction. Construction documents are planned to be completed by the end of the year, with bidding scheduled to start in February 2016. The school is on target for a fall 2018 opening.

To Build Hyde Park School

Rendering of future Boston Prep middle and high school

Hyde Park, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $17.5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Boston Prep, a public charter school in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Boston Prep is using bond proceeds to build a three-story school that will house its middle and high school programs. The 49,000sf building will include classrooms, common areas, science labs, a library, small group instructional spaces, a gym, a cafeteria, outdoor athletic space, and seamless technology integration. Citizens Bank purchased the bond, and MassDevelopment estimates the project will create nearly 100 construction jobs. “Charter schools across the

commonwealth are in high demand and need improved and expanded facilities to educate the next generation,” said MassDevelopment president and CEO, Marty Jones. “We’re pleased to work with Boston Prep to help the school move to its new Hyde Park home.” Opened in 2004, Boston Prep serves 415 students in sixth through 12th grade. The school’s mission is to prepare students to succeed in four-year colleges and to embody, in thought and action, lifelong ethical growth by cultivating the virtues of compassion, courage, integrity, perseverance, and respect. Over the past five years, 100% of Boston Prep’s seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges.






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Design Along the Edges

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Recently we were tasked with converting office space to laboratory use for a client for whom we had designed the original headquarters. The renovation that provided much-needed research space created a dilemma — how to provide office and meeting space for those displaced by the renovation. So often, one simply adds desks where they can fit and move on; however, our client was very happy with the configuration of open desks, huddle rooms, and other meeting spaces. The company culture is very collaborative and interactive. The team turned their attention to the interstitial spaces, the edges of the renovation. The edge between the new labs and the community space became the area of focus and investigation. The space, in

reality a wide hallway, posed a challenge. The client wanted both space to meet and temporary work desks for employees. Instead of placing new cubicles in this location, we developed furniture that responded to the functional needs. Reflecting the playful nature of the original build-out, we designed a colorful row of long, wide tables, unencumbered by intermediate supports and so able to be adapted for a variety of uses. Each table had its own color identity, marked by accent paint on the walls, and matching edge of color along the table. The result was a “box of crayons” series of meeting and work spaces. Set in a high-traffic area, the color and rhythm created made for a fun space to pass by and added to the feel and buzz of the overall office. Bringing focus to parts of a space that are often seen as hallways, edges, or otherwise under-utilized opens up the opportunity to add both function and new program elements to a project. The series of tables encouraged a new kind of interaction. Previously, meetings took place primarily in huddle rooms or small conference rooms. People needing a space work took their laptops to the cafe.



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Trends and Hot Topics Keep Mass. Solar Industry Bright:

State Legislature Urged to Pass Legislation to Lift Solar Net Metering Cap

by Glenn Kingsbury

The solar industry in Massachusetts, a bright source for the commonwealth’s economy for the past several years, is at risk of a dramatic downturn. The House and Senate are currently deadlocked on a bill that would raise the solar net metering cap and ensure that the solar industry remains a vibrant source of jobs and revenue for the industry and the state. Amidst increasing solar industry support to raise the Massachusetts solar net metering cap, which has numerous projects stalled and thousands of jobs on hold, the House, Senate, and Governor

Baker’s administration have filed separate pieces of legislation that would lift the state’s current cap. The National Electrical Contractor’s Association’s (NECA’s) message to our legislators is clear: Massachusetts lawmakers must resolve the issue without delay. A viable solution to raise the solar net metering cap must be reached early in 2016. Major solar projects throughout the state, representing more than 12,000 electrical and solar industry

Currently, more than 48 megawatts of planned solar projects in National Grid’s territory in the state have been delayed because of the negative impact the solar cap has on responsible solar developers. The impasse in solar legislation is a major obstacle to solar development throughout the commonwealth. Adding to the critical urgency of raising Massachusetts’ net metering cap is the fact that the federal Solar Investment Tax Credit program is scheduled to expire

will drop to 10% and the residential credit will drop to zero, unless Congress extends the deadline or changes the “placed in service” aspect of the law to a “commence construction” provision. Massachusetts’ solar industry currently ranks sixth in the nation with 876 MW of solar installed, with a goal of reaching 1,600 MW by 2020. It has achieved its leadership in solar power without the solar net metering cap in place. The state must act responsibly, and with immediacy

Massachusetts’ solar industry currently ranks sixth in the nation with 876 MW of solar installed, with a goal of reaching 1,600 MW by 2020. It has achieved its leadership in solar power without the solar net metering cap in place. jobs, are at stake. In fact, every day the legislature fails to raise the net metering cap, $3 million in private investment in Massachusetts’ solar industry and economy is on hold, as well as $1 million in federal solar investment credits.

on December 31, 2016. This 30% federal tax credit on commercial and residential solar properties has helped solar installations grow by over 1,600% since it was implemented in 2006. Beginning in 2017, the commercial solar tax credit

– raising the cap, so that the industry can remain a bright source for the Massachusetts economy and the electrical industry for years to come. Glenn Kingsbury is executive manager for NECA Boston Chapter.

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Northern New England Landry/French Begins MDOC

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Bath, ME – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. recently completed the electrical installation work for General Dynamics Bath Iron Works’ new blast and paint building. Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, Bath Iron Works is a full-service shipyard, specializing in the design, building, and support of complex surface craft for the U.S. Navy. Part of a larger expansion of the shipyard, the new 65,000sf facility is utilized to blast and paint ship parts for Navy vessels. The Griffin Electric team was

responsible for the installation of a primary electric substation, and the secondary service for this project. Main distribution and service included two 4000A, 244/480v, 3-phase switchboards. Griffin also provided a complete lighting system, including emergency lighting, as well as a tele/data system and complete fire alarm system, which were integrated into the existing onsite systems. General contractor PC Construction of Portland oversaw the project, working alongside architect and electrical engineer Colby Company Engineering, of Portland.

Windham, ME – Landry/French Construction Company, of Scarborough, recently broke ground on the new Maine Department of Corrections Women’s ReEntry Facility in Windham. The new facility was designed by SMRT of Portland and is expected to be completed in early 2017. The 21,500sf, 72-bed facility is being built on the undeveloped eastern side of a 108-acre, MDOC-owned parcel that already houses one other correctional facility along River Road. The project includes a range of housing levels across three medium-security units, a 40-space parking lot, new driveways and drop-off

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areas, a delivery loop, new sidewalks, and the extension of existing utilities. The facility will also offer more rehabilitative programs and assistedliving beds for aging inmates. It will replace the 64-bed Southern Maine ReEntry in Alfred, which the department currently leases.

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Tilton, NH – Jewett Construction Company, Inc., of Raymond, recently completed a new auto showroom for AutoServ KIA in Tilton. The new 5,729sf design-built auto showroom shares a site with the AutoServ Collision Center, and is designed to incorporate the manufacturer’s latest image upgrade requirements.

Comprised of a pre-engineered Butler building with MR-24 standing seam roof, the exterior is of insulated glass, ACM, and insulated metal panels. The interior is finished with porcelain floor tiles, acoustic ceilings, and interior glazing at the offices, bathrooms, and new delivery space. This is the fourth project for the AutoServ Dealer Group.

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and exterior renovations to conform to Subaru of America’s current image upgrade requirements. Interior renovations include replacing existing offices with new, efficient workstations, new millwork and flooring. Exterior renovations include new ACM panels and a slate veneer flanking the iconic Subaru tower. An accelerated, eight-week schedule of detailed project phasing and tight coordination has been designed to allow the facility to be fully operational throughout the length of the project.

January 2016

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January 2016


Connecticut Grand Opening for Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven

The Jordan’s Furniture sign was crafted out of 315 individual aluminum chairs / Paul Burk Photography

New Haven, CT – KBE Building Corp. celebrated the grand opening of Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven in December. KBE served as construction manager for the $17 million renovation, which began construction in April. Access Construction is the owner’s representative. Located at 40 Sargent Drive in New Haven, Jordan’s Furniture proved to be a

unique project as it features the “world’s largest ropes course,” designed by Ropes Courses, Inc. — just one way Jordan’s Furniture attends to its entertainment package feature. In addition to this extravagant ropes course, KBE Building Corp., with the help of Waltzing Waters, supported the design and construction of a Las Vegas-

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Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation recently promoted James Culkin to chief operating officer and executive vice president and Timothy O’Brien to executive vice president. As EVP and COO, Culkin will oversee field operations, procurement services, preconstruction, and estimating, as well as initiatives within marketing and business development. He joined KBE in 1996. His previous positions in the company include project manager, project executive, and vice president of procurement and estimating. As EVP and CFO, O’Brien will now direct all support services for KBE projects, including accounting, administrative, project engineering, and human resources, in addition to ongoing fiscal management of the company and a long-term strategic focus. O’Brien also


“World’s largest ropes course” / Paul Burk Photography

style fountain equipped with lasers and a light show. The 193,000sf project, designed by architect BL Companies, encompasses renovation of existing building (two stories and mezzanines); new entrance feature, signage feature, and canopy; new exterior doors and interior partitions; new single-story detached pump house totaling approximately 514sf; roof patching;

Interior at Jordan’s Furniture New Haven / Paul Burk Photography

and exterior sitework including demolition of pavement, sidewalks and tree removal, utility coordination, new paving, plantings, concrete and brick paving, storm and sanitary drainage including infiltration system, and offsite water line. KBE previously built Jordan’s Natick, Mass. store, which features an IMAX theater along with the high-end furniture showrooms.

SLAM Receives DBIA NE Award

Ross Mezzanotte

Bob Nelson / photos by KBE

joined KBE in 1996, and was named CFO in 2010. Previous positions with KBE include controller and director of administration. In addition, two longtime KBE Building Corp. team members, former project managers with the firm, Ross Mezzanotte and Bob Nelson, have been promoted to senior project manager. Mezzanotte joined KBE in 1995. He served in several roles including project administrator, project estimator, and project manager. He managed key senior living and retail projects including the Whitney Center, Jewish Senior Services, and Stamford Town Center Nelson joined KBE in 1996. He served as a project superintendent before becoming a project manager. He managed key retail projects including various LA Fitness health clubs, Sierra Suites, Guilford Commons, and Seabrook Commons.

(l-r) Jim Landau, programs chair of DBIA, and Gene Torone, president of S/L/A/M

Glastonbury, CT – S/L/A/M Construction Services was recently honored with a 2015 Merit Award for Building Construction from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) New England Region for its work on the music department and Mattison Auditorium at Kent School. This is the team’s third award for this project. Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (ABC) honored the team last year with an Excellence in Construction Best in Show Award, and the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) presented the team with the first-place award in the

Small Projects division of their Project/ Team Awards. SLAM’s design-build team took on the task of managing an extremely invasive project for a facility that needed to provide uninterruptible services to the school. With SLAM’s design-build approach, they were able to anticipate these challenges and incorporate design solutions into the bid documents. It was most important to detail sequencing within the bid documents to allow contractors a full understanding of the project expectations.

High-Profile: Connecticut

January 2016

Antinozzi Completes School

Roosevelt Elementary / © Robert Benson Photography

Bridgeport, CT – Antinozzi Associates recently announced the completion of the new Roosevelt Elementary School in Bridgeport. Antinozzi Associates was awarded this $44.7 million project in 2010. The budget included demolition of the existing 105,000sf building and construction of a new 85,000sf school building on a 5.3acre site. The new school accommodates a Pre-K through 8th grade curriculum for 600 students. Since the school is home to a racially diverse population, the theme of the school is “Paseo de los Niños,” which translates to “Passage of the Children.” This theme is portrayed in the colorful, sweeping corridor that serves as the main entrance, linking the commons building to the academic wing. Within the entrance and throughout the building, the use of texture, silhouette, and color visually unfolds in layers. As a child physically changes during his/her development, various colors and shapes previously hidden will emerge into view. The building façade is composed of four wall systems. The first is a curtain wall of different colors and shapes. The second is a “black” wall composed of a brick tapestry with various surface finishes. A “strip wall” of brick with a row of projected windows randomly placed is the third wall, and the fourth is a white “mystery” wall revealing a random pattern of three different surfaces. Under certain light conditions these seemingly random collections of different wall

Roosevelt Elementary stairwell and hallway / © Robert Benson Photography

materials combine to form a unique building composition. The school also houses parent outreach and medical clinic facilities which can be entered independently from the façade fronting the street. The building functions as a new community center with multipleage play areas, a full gymnasium, a media center, a dance studio, and a cafeteria/ performance arts space with a full adjacent kitchen. Also included is an exterior playground and soccer field. This signature building celebrates Bridgeport’s post-industrial resurgence and will be awarded a LEED Gold certificate. Construction was completed in August for the start of the 2015 to 2016 academic year.


Wright Tech High Achieves LEED Middletown, CT – J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford is the first technical high school in Conn. to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Renovations provide the onceshuttered school and adjoining Scalzi Park with a dramatic rebirth. When the doors reopened in 2014, 150 freshmen engaged in a variety of programs such as automotive technologies, culinary arts, digital media, health technology, hospitality/tourism, and facilities management. The facilities management program is the first of its kind in the nation at the high school level. Other programs, like hospitality/tourism, digital media, and carpentry establish new standards that are being emulated statewide. The $90 million project transformed the existing building into a 200,000sf facility for modern technical and vocational education. A priority was placed on delivering this project in half the time of any other technical high school project. Design and construction schedules were accelerated, requiring significant coordination and integration among the state of Connecticut, NCA, and KBE Building Corporation. The new design is distinguished by a main street concept, where the existing building is anchored by new multilevel

J.M. Wright Technical High School

entry volumes. Clad in metal panels with vertical window bays, these new entry volumes emulate a modern corporate working environment. The school will eventually accommodate 700 students. Several sustainable design elements helped achieve LEED Silver certification. The greatest challenge addressed was to balance optimal outside air ventilation with efficient overall heating and cooling systems. Reusing the existing building and reducing impervious paved surfaces earned exemplary performance credits. Translucent glazing systems were installed to improve light quality and minimize dependency on artificial lighting. The courtyard is irrigated with rainwater harvested from selected roofs.



Roosevelt Elementary School / © Robert Benson Photography

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Retail/Hospitality Maiuri Completes Envoy Hotel Engineers, Boston; and owner Norwich Partners, Lebanon, N.H. Lean construction practices were employed throughout to ensure the costeffective quality construction and project delivery. The project entailed installation of the hotel’s primary power system, bringing a 1600A – 480/277V electrical service to the building, as well as installing the facility’s 250KW rooftop emergency generator. For life safety, the Envoy is equipped with a new, addressable Simplex Grinnell fire alarm system. The boutique hotel’s custom interior lighting package is controlled via an advanced Lutron Dimming System in the lobby and also on the rooftop deck bar and restaurant. The NECA contractor also installed exterior lighting, including façade lighting and city of Boston lighting poles. In addition, emergency phone/egress systems in elevator lobbies were installed. Maiuri’s electrical crew, comprised of 10 IBEW Local 103 electricians, was headed by project manager Thomas Buckley and foreman John Downing.

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Boston – Maiuri Electrical Corporation, based in North Andover, has completed comprehensive electrical construction of the new Envoy Hotel, at 70 Sleeper Street in the Seaport District. Overlooking Fort Point Channel and Rowes Wharf, and with sweeping views of the Boston skyline, the six-story, 88,000sf, 136-room Envoy Hotel, complete with its rooftop Lookout Bar and function area, opened in May. Mauiri teamed up with GC Lee Kennedy Company, Inc., Quincy; architect ADD Inc., Boston; EE R.G. Vanderweil

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Waltham MA – Osteria Posto is the latest addition to the Alpine Restaurant Group. Ashling, Inc. worked with Morris Nathanson Design on the 7,900sf, 310seat restaurant that was constructed from an empty shell to completed space in 18 weeks, including a new cantilevered patio area. Behind the palatial green doors, the dining room is open, airy, and comfortable, with wooden and leather

touches and pops of greens, blues, and teals that run throughout. Dividing the dining room from the private space, a large walk-in cellar spotlights the wine program. The dining room is bright with dramatic lights that hang from the ceiling. Grass-green chairs contrast against the chestnut-colored leather banquettes that are tucked away into corners, giving a little privacy and a great view of the restaurant.

Tax Planning Tips for Contractors continued from page 16 considering additional purchases, can take advantage of the accelerated cost recovery. With the enhancement, contractors would be able to write off up to $500,000 of the cost of qualifying asset acquisitions (with a phase-out beginning at $2 million). In addition, the bill includes an extension of the bonus depreciation until the end of 2017, creating even more cost recovery for qualified fixed assets. Tax Tip No. 3: Review contracts for 179D deduction potential. Under 179D, the owner of a commercial building is entitled to a tax deduction for the reduction of energy and power costs. The 179D tax deduction specifically applies to those commercial buildings that notably reduce their interior lighting energy costs, heating, cooling, and building envelope. A critical part of the 179D is that it allows government entities that wouldn’t be able to benefit from the tax deductions the right to transfer the tax deductions to certain contractors/designers/architects. This was another provision that was scheduled to be extended as part of the tax bill. Tax Tip No. 4: Review activity that could qualify for the R&D Credit. Another provision that is scheduled to become permanent on the current tax bill is the R&D credit. For years, the United States Federal Credit for Increasing Research Activities has been underutilized. Some of the best candidates for the R&D credit include construction, manufacturing, tool

and die, and engineering companies. The ability of construction companies to take advantage of this is due to a variety of reasons — the first being the expanded application within the federal tax law. Another influencing factor has been all of the changes within the construction industry itself since the economic downturn in 2009. Tough economic conditions have increased competition and forced contractors bidding on contracts to focus their company’s resources on developing more-efficient methods of performing the contract or more-efficient ways of implementing the contract to help stay ahead of decreasing margins. These upfront costs could possibly qualify for the R&D credit. In addition, the increase of more design-build contracts and the use of new and improved technology on these contracts have led to more R&D credit opportunities. These new industry behaviors can be qualifying activities for R&D credit purposes. With the current rate of construction in the United States continuing to climb, 2016 could prove to be the best year contractors have seen yet since the economy rebounded. By following the outlined tax tips, contractors will be well positioned to take the most advantage of all the opportunities 2016 has to offer. Conor Flanagan is tax manager at KAF.

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PROCON Under Way at Patriot Place Hilton Garden Inn

Rendering of Patriot Place Hilton Garden Inn

Foxborough, MA – Construction is under way for a new Hilton Garden Inn at Patriot Place in Foxborough. The 79,000sf hotel overlooks Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots and is part of the 1.3 million sf Patriot Place shopping, dining, and entertainment hub. PROCON is the architect and construction manager of the $14 million project, XSS Hotels of Manchester is the

Steel placement under way

project developer, and Colwen Hotels of Portsmouth, N.H. will manage the completed property. Sitework began in October 2015 with preliminary excavations, followed by the concurrent installation of underground utilities and the placement of the foundation. Plans call for the five-story building to be wood-framed construction with

brick and metal panels, and a precast veneer along the lower level completes the exterior finish. The 136-key hotel will feature an indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, 24Ă—7 business center, meeting room, lounge/bar, 24-hour market for sundries, a designated office space, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Guests can relax, discover, and connect with

great service, inviting social spaces, and the convenience of a stylish onsite restaurant. The onsite parking includes 39 spaces, with four spots designated for low emissions vehicles. Additionally, two electric vehicle-charging stations will be on hand, as well as a canopy-covered area where guests can pull through to drop off and pick up passengers.

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vendors and 30 employees J.M. Electrical Celebrates Years forAJC Boston Honors Arthur Winn helping us serve the Greater Boston area for 30 years!

Boston – Arthur Winn, the founder ing them to save money in more ways Lynnfield, MA – J.M. Electrical Company, and principal of WinnCompanies, than one. Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary was honored recently with the 2015 “Today’s advanced building systems of successful operations in the Greater Community Leadership Award from are amazingly sophisticated, and it takes Boston area. Starting as a two-person the Boston Office of American Jewish a wide range of skills and knowledge to outfit in 1985 and growing to a staff with Committee(AJC). more than 140 full-time employees, many A record crowd of more than 500 of whom have been with the company for people attended the AJC awards dinner most of their careers, J.M. employees have at Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, worked more than 3 million man-hours to complete nearly 13,000 construction and electrical projects for the Greater Boston area. Paul Guarracino, president of the company, said, “We’ve been fortunate to employ some of the best professionals and electricians in the industry while receiving tremendous support from our customers, vendors, and suppliers over the past 30 years with most of our success coming from these important relationships. We are very proud to celebrate this milestone ensure that all the systems work seamlessand hope to continue our legacy as the ly and reliably, so our partners look for a Arthur Winn Building Automation Fire to Alarm & Security • premier professionals in building automacontractor thatSystems they can•trust complete including Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Instrumentation Energy tion systems for many years to come.” their complicated• Renewable projects,” said Mat-• Baker, former Gov. Michael Dukakis, Retrofitsthew • Performance • Service Group Among the 13,000 projects that have Guarracino, Contracting business development residents of Winn-owned and managed been completed are some of the most manager at J.M. Electrical. “This level communities, and dozens of developers, high-profile buildings shaping the Bosof expertise is important for commercial construction executives, and business, ton-Cambridge skyline, including Merck enterprises and institutions that operate government, and civic leaders. The Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceutiwith tight budgets and require customcals, Boston Convention Center, Logan ized solutions in order to gain returns on International Airport, Harvard University, their capital investments. We are proud The Liberty Hotel, and most recently, the to provide a high level of quality that Price Waterhouse Coopers headquarters our customers have grown to expect and in the Seaport District. value – with many of these customers For these projects, J.M. Electrical has returning for new projects or referring done everything from provide advanced us to their professional network.” J.M. energy management and security sysElectrical tracks its customer satisfaction tems, install instrumentation systems to 6 Kimball rate through various surveys part of its Lane, Suite 320,asLynnfield, monitor and control sensitive laboratory ISO Certification and the company has Massachusetts 01940 environments, and retrofit facilities to imachieved an average customer approval Phone: 781.581.3328 prove energy performance and efficiency. rating of over 97%. info@jmelectrical.com These systems have helped building At the individual business level, enowners and operators control costs, meet ergy management is one of the biggest rising energy demands, and increase the budgeting challenges faced by a company efficiency of energy consumption allowor institution.

Check out our new website: www.jmelectrical.com Skanska

Gov. Baker (r) congratulates Arthur Winn (l)

event raised close to $1 million, a record amount for AJC Boston. “I’m here to congratulate Arthur and his wonderful family,” said Gov. Baker. “I especially want to recognize all the work, all the effort, all the philanthropy and all the community service that he and they have put into so many activities and so many projects throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts.” Winn started WinnCompanies in Boston in 1971 to specialize in quality affordable housing. It has evolved into an award-winning, full-service development and management company.

Moves to 101 Seaport

NCA Opens D.C. Office Washington, D.C. – Northeast Health Center in Newport, Collaborative Architects (NCA) R.I., that earned the 2014 ABC recently established an office at Excellence in Construction 1000 Vermont Avenue NW in Award. Washington, D.C. NCA currently In addition to Bailey-Green, maintains architectural offices in NCA is managed by principals J. Newport and Providence, R.I., Michael Abbott, AIA, CNU-A; and Middletown, Conn. Jeffery Dale Bianco, AIA; Sean NCA principal Synfoni Donadio, AIA; Glenn Gardiner, Bailey-Green, AIA, LEED Syfoni Baily-Green AIA, LEED AP; Raymond AP BD+C, will manage the Giolitto, AIA, LEED AP; John Washington office. She joined NCA Grosvenor, AIA; Dan Herchenroether, in 2001 and is licensed to practice in AIA, LEED AP; Dan Kwasniewski, AIA; Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and John Scheib, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Washington, D.C. She was the project Andrea Torizzo, AIA, LEED Green manager for the East Bay Community Associate; and Daniel Weston, AIA.


101 Seaport

Boston – Skanska USA announced recently that it is moving its offices from 253 Summer Street to 101 Seaport, a 17-story, 440,000sf office building with 20,000sf of ground-floor retail targeting LEED Platinum certification, developed and built by Skanska. Skanska, which has been in the Greater Boston area for nearly 70 years, will take just over 28,000sf on the second floor and will move at the end the year. Also, a lease was executed in the same building with Red Thread and Steelcase for an additional 15,000sf.

101 Seaport is located on the corner of Seaport Boulevard and Boston Wharf Road. Skanska, Red Thread, and Steelcase join 101 Seaport’s anchor tenant PwC, which has relocated its northeast headquarters from Boston’s Financial District to the Seaport District. Skanska invests in and develops efficient, sustainable projects and builds them to minimize environmental impact. Each Skanska development aims to achieve a minimum LEED® Gold certification.

January 2016


Philanthropy PROCON Supports New Youth Center

Chairman and CEO of PROCON, Mark Stebbins; president/CEO of CFS, Borja Alvarez de Toledo; and Sally Stebbins of PROCON

Manchester, NH – Child and Family Services (CFS) recently opened a new Youth Resource Center at 330 Lincoln Street in Manchester. The new center will provide support services for the homeless youth in the city, ages 12 to 22 years old. PROCON, which has been an active supporter of Child and Family Services for over 25 years, provided $200,000 for the interior renovation of the new youth center, as well as assistance with furnishing and fixtures. PROCON’s financial support allowed

Child and Family Services to move and expand the youth center to the new location and open its door before the start of the cold winter season. Earlier this year, PROCON sponsored the CFS SleepOut 2015 that raised awareness of the youth homelessness problem in the city and raised funds to provide services. PROCON chairman and CEO, Mark Stebbins, attended the event with his wife, Sally, and heard the story of a 15-year-old who struggled as a

Youth Center during renovation

Youth Center Completed

homeless youth. Both were moved by the story, along with the realization that over 300 youth are homeless in Manchester on any given night. As a result, he inquired where PROCON’s dollars would be most beneficial in helping with this problem. The then director of development, Ruth Zax, mentioned that CFS had acquired the Lincoln Street property but had not taken up occupancy pending the resources for renovations. PROCON set the ball rolling with

an initial $200,000 donation to fund the renovation work. Stebbins went into action, commissioning PROCON’s in-house design team with the interior layout, color choices, a selection of fabrics, and furniture purchases. Within months, contractors commenced work on the renovations. PROCON’s partners XSS Hotels and Colwen Hotels also pitched in assistance with materials, donations, and the purchase of furniture through their wholesale distribution channels.

NEMCA/MSCA Contribute to Caritas FCSI Donates to Community Servings

Boston – On November 20, New England MCA/MSCA made one of its annual contributions to Caritas Communities

to start the season of giving. This year, $10,000 was contributed to assist with the reconstruction of a former Boston police station into the Patriot Homes on 273 D St. in South Boston. This property will be geared towards providing 24 affordable housing units to veterans. New England MCA/MSCA members and staff also attended Caritas Communities’ 30th Anniversary Dinner earlier in the week. Anne and Marc Marguilies received the P. Leo Corcoran Humanitarian Award.

Shawmut Donates $26K in Toys

(l-r) Shawmut executives Roger Tougas, CFO; Marianne Monte, CPO; Les Hiscoe, CEO; and Kevin Sullivan, VP

Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently donated 1,300 toys worth $26,000 to children in need across the country through the Project Happier Holidays initiative. Shawmut’s network was given the

Shawmut executives Les Hiscoe and Kevin Sullivan wrap gifts for The Home for Little Wanderers

opportunity to pick a gift through Shawmut’s holiday card to help give local children a happier holiday. The selected gifts were then donated by Shawmut offices across the country to eight nonprofit organizations.

(l-r) Tim Leahy, Community Servings VP, Development & Communication; Ed Arons, Northeast chapter chair; David B. Waters, Community Servings CEO; Chandra Comfort, Northeast chapter secretary; Tom McArdle, Northeast chapter treasurer / photo by Joshua Labrecque

Rockland, MA – The newly renamed Northeast chapter of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) celebrated its 12th annual holiday social, donating $15,000 to the Massachusetts nonprofit Community Servings. The donation was made possible through the loyal and generous support of Gold-Level Sponsors American Panel, C.R. Peterson, Continental Refrigeration, Dave Swain Associates, E3/4Top, Halton, Hatch-Jennings, Hobart/Traulsen/Baxter, The Montague Group, True Food Service Equipment, and The Viola Group; SilverLevel Sponsors Unified Brands and Univex Corporation; as well as a dozen

Bronze-Level sponsors. The Northeast Chapter of FCSI also made a sizeable contribution. In attendance were Community Servings’ CEO, David B. Waters; and VP, Development & Communications, Tim Leahy. Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program that provides services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families who are living with critical and chronic illnesses, each day preparing and delivering lunch, dinner, and a snack to 1,600 individuals and their families across 300 square miles throughout Massachusetts.


January 2016


Trends and Hot Topics

The Hot Potato of Indemnification What’s being asked of you and why?

Standard ISO Additional Insured Endorsements 1985 Broad Form

1993 Broad Form

20 10 11 85 Who is an insured is amended to include “the person or organization shown in the Schedule, but only with respect to liability arising out of ‘your work’ for that insured by or for you.” (emphasis added)

by Robert Barresi

Every contractor has been in that position: You’re ready to start a job, everything has been approved, the project manager is scheduled to be onsite first thing in the morning, supplies are being delivered... just send over your insurance certificate. More and more we’re finding property owners/managers, general contractors, construction managers, and others requesting not only your insurance certificate but also copies of the endorsements for their review. We all know the magic language: “additional insured including completed operations,” “primary and noncontributory basis,” “waiver of subrogation.” At the end of the day, though, there are many different additional insured endorsements, and the one you have, and pay good money for, may not be the best or most appropriate for the work you’re doing. Subsequently, it’s unacceptable to your end user. Ultimately, every person you do work for is looking for the CG2010 Additional Insured endorsement; however, there are many different variations of this endorsement, which can differ greatly, affording various types of indemnification to the interested party. The Holy Grail of additional insured endorsements is the CG2010 11/85 edition. Since many insurance carriers will not offer this endorsement, its “equivalent” is also acceptable. In order to achieve said equivalent, one has to include the CG2037, which reinstates coverage for “completed operations” afforded to the additional insured. The statute of repose in Massachusetts for construction defect claims is six years; for that reason, the “completed operations” portion of the additional insured language is paramount. Many contractors, due to the number of people who require this language on a regular basis, elect to purchase the insurance carrier’s “blanket additional insured” endorsement, which will automatically provide additional insured status, usually including completed operations and primary/noncontributory language, any time you sign a contract that requires this level of protection and indemnification. However, these blanket additional


CG 20 10 10 93 Who is an insured is amended to include “the person or organization shown in the Schedule, but only with respect to liability arising out of your ongoing operations performed for that insured.” (emphasis added)

2001 Broad Form

2004 Intermediate Form

CG 20 10 10 01

CG 20 10 07 04

Who is an insured is amended to include “[the identified persons or organizations,] but only with respect to liability arising out of your ongoing operations performed for that insured.” (emphasis added)

Who is an insured is amended to include “the identified persons or organizations, “but only with respect to liability for ‘bodily injury,’ ‘property damage’ or ‘personal advertising injury’ caused, in whole or in part, by: 1. Your acts or omissions; or 2. The acts or omissions of those acting on your behalf; in the performance of your ongoing operations for the additional insured(s) at the locations designated [in the endorsement].” (emphasis added)

Ongoing Operations

2013 Limited Form CG 20 10 04 13 Who is an insured is defined in the same manner as in the 2004 CG 20 10 Form. However, the following language was added to the 2013 CG 20 10 Form: “The insurance afforded to such additional insured only applies to the extent permitted by law.” (emphasis added) “If coverage provided to the additional insured is required by a contract or agreement, the insurance afforded to such additional insured will not be broader than that which you [the insured] are required by the contract or agreement to provide for such additional insured.” (emphasis added) “If coverage to the additional insured is required by a contract or agreement, the most [the insurer] will pay on behalf of the additional insured is the amount of insurance: 1. required by the contract or agreement; or 2. available under the applicable Limits of Insurance shown in the Declarations; whichever is less.” (emphasis added)



Completed operations coverage was included under the CG 20 10 11 85.

Completed operations coverage was eliminated under the CG 20 10 10 93.

Completed Operations

CG 20 37 10 01 New “CG 20 13” form created to reinstate completed operations. Who is an insured is amended to include “[the identified persons or organizations,] but only with respect to liability arising out of ‘your work’ at the location designated and described in the [endorsement] performed for that insured and included in the products-completed operations hazard.” (emphasis added)

CG 20 37 07 04 Who is an insured is amended to include “the identified persons or organizations, “but only with respect to liability for ‘bodily injury’ or ‘property damage’ caused, in whole or in part, by ‘your work’ at the location designated and described in the schedule of [the endorsement] performed for that additional insured and included in the productscompleted operations hazard.” (emphasis added)

CG 20 37 04 13 Who is an insured is defined in the same manner as in the 2004 CG 20 37 Form. Same limitations as noted above in the CG 20 10 04 13 Form.


insured endorsements vary greatly from carrier to carrier. Firstly, they may only provide completed operations coverage to the additional insured for a finite period

“...blanket additional insured endorsements vary greatly from carrier to carrier.” of time, in some cases two or three years. With the statute of repose in Massachusetts being six years, this is insufficient and may put you in noncompliance of your contract. Secondly, the individual carriers’ blanket additional insured endorsement may not contain the broadest possible language; namely, covering the additional insured for work “arising out of” your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of those performing work on your behalf. On occasion, these blanket additional insured endorsements will contain the more restrictive “. . . caused in whole or

in part by. . .” language, which can be unacceptable to your end user. For these reasons, among others, many end users, general contractors, certificate tracking services, and risk managers are asking for copies of endorsements to back up the certificate of insurance provided by your agent. Many agents who do not specialize in servicing the construction industry may overextend themselves by including language on a certificate that does not necessarily match the language of the policy. Furthermore, certificates of insurance are only valid for that moment when they are issued. Coverage can change, policies can be cancelled, and other issues may arise that change the terms and conditions of a policy midterm. Ultimately, the only way to know for sure if your policy, forms, endorsements, and coverages meet or exceed the requirements of your contractual liabilities is to have them reviewed by a specialist. A properly structured policy will have both the CG2010 and CG2037 endorsements covering additional insureds for both ongoing and completed operations on a primary and

noncontributory basis arising out of your work and those acting on your behalf with waiver of subrogation in favor of the certificate holder. You pay a lot of money for your insurance, and ultimately some words can cost more than others. Do what you

“You pay a lot of money for your insurance, and ultimately some words can cost more than others.“ can to minimize your costs, transfer risk, and manage your exposures in a way that affords both your company and those you do business with the proper protection that will allow for seamless completion of your work and long-lasting relationships with those you serve. Robert Barresi, CIC AAI ARM CRIS, is a construction specialist at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc. in Westwood, Mass.

January 2016



Pingree School Gets ABC Award

Bowdoin’s Coles Tower Recognized Portland, ME – In appreciation of the great efforts taken to preserve historic properties across the state, Maine Preservation recognized Consigli Construction Co., Inc., for its outstanding work to restore Coles Tower at Bowdoin College. The “2015 Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Restoration” specifically acknowledged the craftsmanship and engineering to repair the exterior of the building. Featuring a base that flares 10 feet wider from the top, a roof parapet incapable of bearing the load of swing staging and concrete window soffits too deep to access, the building proved a difficult challenge for the team to access. To overcome the hurdles, roof tieoffs and fall-protection supports were installed so that masons could access the entire building via swing staging. At the same time, craftspeople used a 180-foot ultra-boom lift for the first time in the Northeast to access other areas of the façade. Repairs included major restoration work to the brick and stone elements of the building. The work was completed over an

Coles Tower at Bowdoin College

intensive two-shift, six-day-per-week schedule over 11 weeks between the spring and fall semesters. Though the dormitory, built in 1964 and designed by architect Hugh Stubbins, remained an iconic symbol of the social change academic institutions went through at the time, several years of exposure to harsh winter elements caused the 16-story building to suffer from exposed steel, falling limestone, and major cracking in the exterior.

DBIA NE Recognizes Four Projects Framingham, MA – The Design-Build Institute, New England Region honored four outstanding regional projects at the 2015 Design Awards Dinner in December. Each of the award-winning projects represents the organization’s focus on excellence in integrated design-build project delivery.

Gilbane Building Company with Toshiko Mori Architects led the design-build team.

Kendrick Place / Christian Phillips Photography

Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge / photo: Jeff Seymour

The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge in Shrewsbury/Worcester, Mass., took the Gold Award for Highways and Bridges. The design-build team for the $104 million structure was The Middlesex Corporation with Fay, Spofford& Thorndike.

Kendrick Place, a five-story 58,500sf mixed-use building in Amherst for Archipelago Investments, LLC, took the Silver Award for Buildings. The design-builder was Cutler Associates, Inc., with DiMella Shaffer architects and Holst Architecture.

Music and Mattison Auditorium / photo: Alain Jaramillo

Hunter Laboratory / Courtesy of Gilbane

The Hunter Laboratory Renovation at Brown University in Providence, R.I., received the Gold Award for Buildings.

The Kent School Music and Mattison Auditorium received a Merit Award for the complete renovation of an aging music department and auditorium, which included converting a 1930’s doubleloaded corridor into an acoustic music and practice space. The design-build team was S/L/A/M Construction Services with The S/L/A/M Collaborative.

Bedford, MA – C.E. Floyd Company, a general contractor and construction manager, received an ABC MA Excellence in Construction Merit Award for its work on the Pingree School Athletic Center with Galanis Consulting and Olson Lewis + Architects. Pingree selected the pre-engineered building because it offered advantages with both the cost and clear-span structure. The building could be delivered within budget without compromising on the high level of interior finishes the school wanted. At the same time, Olson Lewis + and C.E. Floyd were able to customize key exterior components of the building to give it a traditional look. C.E. Floyd worked closely with Barnes Buildings, the metal building supplier, and

a building envelope consultant to mesh the high-tech custom walls with the low-tech pre-engineered system. The building includes a gymnasium with one competition basketball court and three practice courts, training room with whirlpool/tub room, locker rooms, equipment room, athletic offices, and multipurpose room with stone fireplace.

Boston – Lawrence H. Curtis, president and managing partner of WinnDevelopment, has been honored with the 2015 Rental Housing Association Industry Excellence Award, recognizing his community and civic involvement and professionalism in all aspects of multifamily development, ownership, and management. Curtis received the honor December 1 at the 24th Annual Rental Housing Association (RHA) President’s Awards Reception, joining a list of distinguished past recipients that includes Norman Leventhal, John M. Corcoran, Max Kargman, Edward E. Zuker, Walter K. Winchester, and Edward A. Fish. Curtis, who joined WinnCompanies in 1987, is a highly respected advocate for innovative city, state, and national policies to promote both affordable and workforce housing. In July, he was named chairman of the Workforce Housing Affordability Committee of National Multifamily

Housing Council. He serves on the board of trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is the past president of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) and a member of the board of directors of the Citizens Housing and Planning Association. He has received numerous awards, including the 2006 Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts, the 2008 Affordable Housing Vision Award from the NH&RA, and the 2013 Lawyers Clearinghouse Leadership Award.


Curtis Receives 2015 RHA Award

Larry Curtis speaking to RHA

Harriman Gets IDP Award Portland, ME – Harriman, an architecture and engineering firm with offices in Portland and Auburn, Maine; Manchester, N.H.; and Boston; has been selected as one of three national firms to receive the American Institute of Architects/ National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (AIA/NCARB) Internship Advisory Committee (IAC) 2015-2018 Firm Award. The award was given to the Portland studio where, true to its culture and the award program requirements, Harriman demonstrated a deep commitment to the Internship Development Program (IDP) by going above and beyond the baseline criteria, and demonstrating innovation in its commitment to the program.

Harriman actively supports mentorship and education by staffing projects with development opportunities for interns who are paired with a licensed architect and assigned to projects in which they can be part of the entire scope. This allows interns and mentors to share a full project experience and learn each aspect of the profession. Harriman also facilitates “Building Bites” seminars in which interns and architects are asked to present a topic of interest to the firm, which enables them to work together on non-client-related architecture projects. Harriman offers many opportunities where interns can learn about aspects of architecture and the profession outside of the projects or studio to which the intern is assigned. It also regularly arranges walkthroughs of projects under construction to help interns gain hours towards their construction observation requirement.


High-Profile: Awards


January 2016

United Steel Wins Two CCIAs

From USI are (top row, l-r) John Gagas, Keith Corneau, Glen Corneau; (middle row) Josh Hendon, Peter Olson, Lynn Caouette, Mike Colt; (front row) Ron Beveridge, Arin Langan, Lenny Mowry.

East Hartford, CT – United Steel, Inc. received two prestigious awards for safety and community service from the trade group Connecticut Construction Industries Association (CCIA). The awards were presented during CCIA’s annual membership meeting and holiday reception held at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Conn. CCIA’s safety committee selected United Steel for its Platinum Level Safety Award for the Specialty Contractors Category in recognition of its proven commitment to worker safety, which meets or exceeds national safety statistics. To be considered for this award, United

Steel submitted an extensive evaluation of its ongoing safety education and impressive safety record to the CCIA. United Steel received the CCIA’s 2015 Community Service for its work with the Kidnetic Clubhouse Children’s Museum in Shelton, Conn. United Steel donated materials and services to create a new mobile display frame for the museum’s kid-sized F4U Corsair WWII fighter plane. This plane, which was featured in the hit 2013 Disney movie Planes, is considered to be one of Connecticut’s greatest engineering marvels and an inspiration to future engineers.

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Watertown, MA – John Cannistraro, Jr., president of Watertown-based J.C. Cannistraro, was a recent recipient of the Labor Guild’s Cushing-Gavin Award. The Massachusetts Building Trades, the Labor Guild Archdiocese, and their partners selected Cannistraro as the management awardee in honor of his numerous contributions to the building industry as well as his ongoing support John Cannistraro for community and charitable efforts, including work with Artists for Humanity, the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, and Partners in Health. Cannistraro addressed the audience at an awards banquet in December. He conveyed his gratitude for the prestigious honor and urged his peers and colleagues

Cushing-Gavin 2015 Award banquet

in the building trades to come together around a common goal of collaboration and continual improvement. “To be here a hundred of years from now, celebrating labor and management,” advised Cannistraro, “we need to be willing to change. Doing things the way we always did them is not the way to succeed in the future.” Cannistraro and his fellow Cushing-Gavin Awardees were also honored with a letter of congratulations from the president of the United States.

Steven Kenney Awarded by ASM Boston – Steven Kenney, president of NB Kenney Co. Inc., received the Joseph M. Corwin Pinnacle Award at the Associated Subcontractors of MA Biennial Dinner Gala in October. The Pinnacle Award recognizes outstanding dedication, leadership, and service to ASM and the subcontracting industry. Over the last 20 years, Kenney has

served on the ASM Board of Directors as president from 2000 to 2002, multiple terms as vice-president, and as perennial chairman of the ASM golf tournament. He also has been extremely active in all of ASM’s legislative initiatives including Prompt Pay, Retainage, Unemployment Insurance Reform, and Public Construction Reform.

High-Profile: Awards

January 2016

Kaplan Takes Home Three Awards


Brothers Named a 2015 WomenUp

Boston – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, announced that the firm’s renovation of a historic building in Newton for the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (BPSI) won three Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA) from the Massachusetts Chapter of

Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute / Melissa Bullock, Kaplan Construction

Jane Kaplan Peck, Nate Peck, Wright Dickinson, and Melissa Bullock from Kaplan Construction accept three EICA Awards / © David Fox Photographer

the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Kaplan received the Merit award for historical restoration over $1 million, the Green award, and the Safety award. PSI’s new educational center will support more than 500 members and 150 volunteer faculty, providing space for seminars, the largest psychoanalytical

library and archives in the country, and educational programs for members, students, and the public. Kaplan provided interior and exterior renovations to the three-story, 12,540sf Colby Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Project team members included Schwartz/Silver Architects of Boston: programming, design, and furnishings; Design Technique, Inc. of Newburyport: owner’s representative; Cosentini Associates of Cambridge: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering; Nitsch Engineering of Boston: civil engineering; and John Born Associates of Cambridge: structural engineering

Boston Business Journal publisher Carolyn Jones with honoree Lisa Brothers of Nitsch Engineering.

Boston – Lisa A. Brothers, PE, LEED AP BD+C, president and CEO of Nitsch Engineering, has been named a 2015 WomenUp: Local Woman of Influence by the Boston Business Journal. She was recognized for her leadership in the engineering field, her activities advocating for women in the workforce, and her role as a mentor to both women and men. Brothers has 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of roadway, site development, sustainable design, and infrastructure-related projects. She has been actively involved in the American Council of Engineering Companies/ Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) for more than 25 years; she currently

serves on the ACEC/MA Board as national director and on the Government Affairs Committee, and is a past president (20102011) of the chapter. She is a member of the Environmental Business Council of New England’s Board of Directors, is past president (2003-2004) of WTS Boston, and currently serves as co-chair of the Public Art Committee. Brothers said, “Nitsch Engineering does a lot to get girls into STEM fields, including hosting an annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day for the last 14 years. I’m also personally passionate about the retention and advancement of women in the engineering and transportation fields.”





January 2016



BOND Promotes Two Employees

Pare Recent Staff Additions




Lincoln, RI – Pare Corporation announced its most recent staff additions. The newest employees join the firm’s civil division in both the Lincoln, R.I. and Foxboro, Mass. offices. Joseph L. Weed, P.E., LEED AP, has joined Pare as a project engineer in the Lincoln office. He brings 12 years of civil design and construction experience to Pare. He has worked throughout Canada and the United States on both public and privately funded projects requiring large, multidiscipline teams. Joining the firm’s Foxboro, Mass., office are James P. Asprinio, LEED AP; Sarah M. Antolick; and Christopher S. Webber. Asprinio joined as a project engineer. He started his engineering career in Rhode Island before moving to the West Coast where he spent 10 years working as a civil project engineer in the states of



California and Washington. Immediately prior to joining Pare, he was president and lead designer for his own company in Issaquah, Wash. Antolick has joined Pare as a civil engineer. During her senior year at college, she spent five months working in the safety and quality department of the Panama Canal Authority in Panama City, where she performed field oversight for excavation, processing, hauling, and laying of materials for the construction of Borinquen Dam 1E. Webber has joined Pare as a civil engineer. He completed three engineering co-ops as an undergraduate, including the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, a large civil engineering firm, and a geotechnical/environmental firm. He joins Pare with a large CAD and GIS portfolio, as well as environmental, geotechnical, and sewer design project experience.

City Point Promotes Heltzel The document control group Boston – City Point Partners is working on some of the largest recently announced that Joann construction projects in the comHeltzel, a 10-year veteran of monwealth, providing services the architecture/engineering/ on the Fitchburg Commuter construction industry, has been Rail Extension, the Southcoast promoted to lead document Rail project, and the Green Line control manager. Extension project, to name a few. In her new role, she will lead The firm utilizes sophisticated the firm’s document control team Heltzel database management tools and develop internal standards such as E-Builder, Aconex, and procedures for projects, while training City Point Partners staff I-Build, and SharePoint to manage project and the firm’s clients. information.

Sama Joins Nickerson development, execution, and Waltham, MA – Nickerson, a Waltham-based communications analysis of multimedia content agency, recently hired James that will be utilized to elevate the Michael Sama as manager of digital presence of Nickerson’s social and digital content. In his clients and company brand. new role, he will work to deliver Additionally, as a thought leader creative and innovative digital and accomplished public speaker, strategies while collaborating Sama will work with the agency’s with the agency’s public relations, team members and clients to Sama events, and creative services promote best practices when teams to ensure consistent engaging in speaking and presentation messaging across all channels. opportunities. Sama will be responsible for the



Boston, MA – BOND, a construction management and general contracting company, announced the promotions of two key members of the firm’s civil and utility division. Sean McAuliffe has been promoted to director, Mid-Atlantic Region, while Michael Dahlheimer has been elevated to regional manager, Southern New England. McAuliffe will be based in BOND’s Kenilworth, N.J. office, and will lead business development efforts into New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a 10-year veteran of BOND. Mike Dahlheimer worked on the Northeast Utilities

Middletown-Norwalk in Connecticut and led the effort to open up a permanent office in Connecticut. He successfully enhanced new client development and directed the EPC Meter Station project in Middletown for Spectra Energy. Dalheimer will manage BOND’s New Haven, Conn., office. He has worked as a superintendent on many projects throughout his more than decade-long career at BOND. His assignments have included work as an assistant superintendent on one of the division’s largest projects, including the NStar 345 kV Transmission Project, and as a superintendent for the Northeast Utilities Middletown-Norwalk in Connecticut. Additionally, he managed the Baileyville Meter Station project located on the Maine/Canada border for Spectra Energy and worked on a number of projects for United illuminating, Black & Veatch, and Spectra Energy.

Jewett Construction Promotes Harris Harris assumes the overall Raymond, NH – Jewett operational duties of the comConstruction Co., Inc. recently pany, overseeing a large project announced the promotion of senior project manager Steve management staff while steering projects through both the preHarris to the position of executive construction and construction VP. processes — all with an eye toHarris joined Jewett in the ward quality, job site safety, and winter of 2011, bringing an excustomer satisfaction. tensive background in municipal, Harris “Steve has worked tirelessly manufacturing, retail, educationfor this company since coming al, and automotive project expeonboard,” says company president Craig rience to the team. He was promoted to Jewett. senior project manager in the fall of 2014.

Azam Joins TFMoran


Bedford, NH – Asim Azam, EIT, has recently joined TFMoran’s civil engineering department serving as a project engineer. His experience includes developing SWPPP plans, site inspections, civil/site design, environmental permitting, and construction management of residential and commercial projects.

Werner Named Director Boston – Wilson Architects, programs including Passive a Boston-based architectural House and WELL, and actively firm, recently announced that tracks new trends and innovaJacob Werner, AIA, LEED AP tions in sustainable design. He BD+C, has been named the works with each project team to director of sustainable design. incorporate thoughtful, innovaWerner leads the firm’s eftive, and sustainable approaches forts in sustainable design, enerto complex buildings and sites. gy benchmarking, and reporting Werner mentors young deWerner for the AIA 2030 Commitment. signers both in and outside of He has extensive knowledge of the firm and has taught design at the Boston Architectural College. LEED NC and CI, familiarity with newer

High-Profile: People

January 2016

SBA Staff Additions



Boston, MA – Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) announced that Chu Foxlin, AIA, IIDA, has joined the firm as principal/design director for the Boston office. She Rincon has more than 26 years of experience in a wide range of project types, and is most known for her work in healthcare institutions, life science research labs, and academic organizations. Melinda Campbell has joined SBA as an associate in the firm’s interior design studio. She is an experienced designer and project manager with a proven ability to think conceptually and to apply theoretical concepts to design projects. Joseph Porter, Matthew Bird, and Andres Rincon have joined the firm’s technical staff. After years of experience in the engineering industry, Porter is currently a teaching assistant and candidate for a Masters in Architecture Degree at the Boston Architectural College where he has been a recipient of a number of accolades including the William Nast Segment II Portfolio Award and the Adeline Graves Fournier Sketchbook Prize. Matthew (Matt) Bird worked as an architectural designer in a New York architectural firm before coming on board at SBA. His vast experience in


MPA Hires Eight





collaborating on design with upper management has earned him the confidence and the skills to work on a diverse range of projects including healthcare, higher education and K-12 schools. Jacqueline (Jackie) Tavella has joined the Steffian Bradley support staff. With coursework such as foundation of electromagnetism and optics, general relativity, biophysics, Western and Northern Renaissance art, and Intaglio printmaking, she majored in physics and art. Annelies O’Dea has joined Sterling Planning Alliance, Steffian Bradley Architect’s in-house healthcare strategic planning affiliate, as a data analyst/ programmer. She brings an interdisciplinary and holistic understanding of the healthcare environment to the Sterling team. Her strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, along with her competitive market research and analysis, have proven successful on both the payer and provider sides of the industry.

CWDG Hires Ian S. Ramey In his new role, Ramey will Boston – Copley Wolff Design manage a list of ongoing and Group (CWDG), a Boston-based new planning and design assignlandscape architecture and planments for both public and private ning firm, announced that Ian clients. Additionally, he will S. Ramey has joined the Boston work collaboratively on multiteam as a landscape architect. He disciplinary teams throughout all brings over 19 years of landscape stages of a project. design experience and is wellPrior to joining CWDG, versed in all aspects of design Ramey Ramey served as an associate and implementation, with particprincipal at Shadley Associates, ular strength in conceptual and schematic an associate at Carol R. Johnson Associdesign, construction administration, and ates, and a landscape designer at Morgan project management. Wheelock, Inc.

(l-r) Valya Trupos, Cristina Zupcu, Sampada Pulekar, Kara McGuane, Sarah R. Farrell, Matthew Simon, Mark Diethelm, and Shannon Ponce

Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently welcomed eight new design professionals to the firm. Joining MPA as a senior interior designer, Valya Trupos, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, is a seasoned and highly creative interior designer with more than 18 years of experience working on corporate, healthcare, and hospitality projects. Prior to joining MPA, she was a designer for several Boston-based architecture firms where she was known for the use of elemental colors and schemes in her designs. Kara McGuane joins the firm as an interior designer, bringing experience working on a variety of projects for corporate, retail, and higher education clients. Previously, she worked as a project designer for two design firms in Boston. Joining MPA as an interior designer, Shannon Ponce is a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Her academic design work included commercial, residential, educational, and hospitality projects, including work on the National Parks Lodge in Quincy. An architectural designer at MPA, Mark Diethelm, LEED AP, brings eight years of experience working on institutional, laboratory, mixed-use, and hospitality projects. His experience includes concept development and

schematic design through construction documentation and administration. Sarah R. Farrell, assoc. AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, is an architectural and interior designer with more than 10 years of experience working on a diverse range of projects for commercial, healthcare, multifamily residential, and retail clients. Her experience includes design for the renovation or new construction as well as the development of standards and facility management through building information modeling for clients. Sampada Pulekar, LEED AP BD+C, joins MPA as an architectural designer with experience in all project phases from design development through construction administration. Prior to joining MPA, she held architectural designer roles at several architecture firms in Boston. An architectural designer at MPA, Matthew Simon previously worked as a draftsman for two architecture firms in New York, as well as a contractor’s assistant for roofing and contracting projects. Cristina Zupcu brings 10 years of design and project management experience to her role as architectural designer at MPA. Her portfolio includes a variety of projects for corporate, institutional, laboratory, mixed-use, and residential clients.

S/L/A/M Announces New Hire renovations at Middlesex HosGlastonbury, CT – S/L/A/M pital, UMass Memorial Medical Construction Services announced Center, and was a key member of its recent hire of Matthew Ciaglo, SLAM’s healthcare studio spewho will join the SLAM CS team cializing in design for healthcare as project manager. He will be facilities. He has particular expermaking the transition to SLAM’s tise in project management, space construction services division planning and design, code study, after spending the past 10 years and contract documentation. as project manager and associate Ciaglo As project manager, Ciaglo for the architectural division of will provide leadership, direcThe S/L/A/M Collaborative. Ciaglo has been responsible for the tion, oversight, and coordination during project management of several major all phases of construction.

Combes Joins Jewett

Raymond, NH – Ted Combes has joined Jewett Construction Co., Inc. as part of its client development team. He currently serves on both the Londonderry Planning Board and the Londonderry Town Budget Committee, as well as volunteering extensively in the community.

Submit your company news to editor@high-profile.com. Combes


High-Profile: Education


Bisnow Boston Bisnow Boston Forecast interviews. Boston has so much going on, it’s tough to be sure we cover it all, but I think we have a lineup of events that will accomplish just that.

by Tyler Fisher

2016 is going to be an exciting year for Bisnow. We’re shaking it up! New speakers, new topics, new newsletter offerings — new (almost) everything. We’ll continue to host amazing events on the hottest topics with incredible speakers, but that’s not all people should expect. We’re going to begin partnering with charities, rolling out new event topics focusing on tech, mixed use and sustainability. We’re going to play with the format of our events — hosting more TED style talks, case studies and

Bisnow event

We’re also ramping up new offerings like our Morning Brief which I believe to be a real game changer! It’s always a challenge to stay ahead of the curve, and provide people with the best events, news, and overall user experience, but we’re up to the challenge, and can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring! Tyler Fisher is director of Boston Bisnow.

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January 2016

Calendar ISPE


January 28

January 28

Reshowing: Build A Bio

What You Need to Know:

Registration & Networking Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Program: 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Attend a reshowing at the Crowne Plaza Providence in Warwick, R.I. or at the WPI BETC at Gateway Park in Worcester, Mass. The programs will both feature a networking reception including refreshments and appetizers. Members, non members, and student members attend free. To register online, visit www.ISPEboston.org/events. January 30

ISPE Student Career Workshop Northeastern University, Egan Hall Raytheon Amphitheater, End of Forsyth St., Boston 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ISPE Boston has assembled a group of industry experts to help you hone your skills and improve your chances of getting that internship, co-op, or full-time position in the life science industry. Information: office@ispeboston.org or call 781-647-4773

online at www.high-profile.com



January 20 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Bel Ari, Boston

Restorations and Renovations

Join us for Cocktails and Networking!

Are you planning a restoration or renovation? Do you assist owners and facilities managers in the planning, design, or construction of a facility? If so, send news of your current or upcoming project to editor@high-profile.com. We will also look for your expert advice piece. Also in February: The Tri-Annual focus:

Life Sciences Facilities

Join us for news and advice on design and construction within the life science sector.

USGBC Massachusetts Designed by Thomas Douglas Architects of Northampton, Tighe & Bond recently finalized substantial renovations and an expansion of its corporate headquarters office in Westfield, MA

Monthly Sections: Submit press releases, articles and announcements about new construction, projects in planning or under construction for any of our monthly sections: Educational • Green • Healthcare • Life Science • Retail / Hospitality Multi-Residential • Assisted Living / Senior Living • Corporate • Municipal Awards • People • Calendar Announcements Submissions are posted on the daily HP blog, FastFacts Friday, as well as the High-Profile Monthly print edition and the HP “flip page” issue on line. Selected submissions are also posted to HP’s Facebook page, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Deadlines: Ad materials and copy corrections deadline: January 25 To submit news or an article e-mail: editor@high-profile.com. Advertising rates and information e-mail: ads@high-profile.com Its always good to chat...call 781-294-4530. Anastasia, Amy, Tom and Michael.


Phil Hammond, director of graduate programs at Wentworth Institute of Technology will speak about his experiences, career path, and the opportunities that have helped him achieve success during his 38+ years in AEC, higher education, planning, and management.

January 14 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 50 Milk St., 15th Floor, Boston ”Aristotle” Conference Room

Join our advocacy committee as they interpret, suggest updates to, and advocate for advances in laws and policy related to green buildings. All are welcome to join in this high-level discussion. Email: info@usgbcma.org

IFMA January 28 athenhealth

Professional Development http://www.ifmaboston.org/

Boston Multifamily How we can deliver accessible middle income housing and continued demand for luxury. 7:30 AM

More info and tickets: Bisnow.com February 11

Boston Life Sciences Bisnow Boston has gathered the area’s top real estate and life sciences minds for its Boston life sciences event. Looking from all perspectives — design to capital markets, end users to construction — what is happening in the nation’s hub of life sciences? What are the new and innovative design trends? for more info: www.bisnow.com/events

AIANH January 22

32nd Annual Awards Banquet LaBelle Winery Amherst, N.H. 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM

Join us for the 32nd AIANH Awards Banquet at on the Bedford border. This is an evening of celebration...of architecture and of chapter activities. All submissions to the Design Awards program will be on exhibit and will be featured in a running slide show. info: http://www.aianh.org/ news/aianh-events

NAIOP January 29

5th Annual Ski Day 7:15 AM - 7:00 PM Loon Mountain, Lincoln, N.H.

Enjoy a fun-filled day on the slopes of Loon Mountain! Spend the day networking with other CRE professionals and NAIOP members while skiing, snowshoeing and more. It’s also a great team-building opportunity! See more at: http://www.naiopma.org/events

IIDA 9th IIDA New England Interior Design Awards February 11 Royale, 279 Tremont St, Boston

The Design Awards event was created in 2007 to celebrate teamwork and showcase interior design projects throughout New England. info: http://iidane.org/designawards-2016/

January 2016



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3 layeRs of insulation! Off set cross webs and reduced web height: Reduce Thermal Bridging

ExcEEd yOuR ExPEcTATIOnS OFFERInG cOMPlETE dESIGn FlExIBIlITy Wide variety of architectural finishes available Standard masonry engineering Reduces HVAC tonnage Qualifies for LEED credits Mold, wind, fire and sound resistant Exceeds The International Energy Conservation Code for R-Value requirements

At its core, Omni Block is a patented insulated masonry wall system that has been designed to take advantage of thermal mass and thermal lag principles in order to create a high energy efficient block wall system. This results in an Omni Block wall system with an R-Value of over 29 for a 12” block (U Factor of .034) and an R-Value of over 19 (U Factor of .051) for an 8” block. Omni Block has four main components; block, foam, rebar and grout. The blocks are installed the same way as standard CMU’s.

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The Same Combination Of Thermal Mass And Insulation with the look of BRICK!

For more information, samples or to schedule a 1-hour Omni Block “Lunch and Learn” please contact Bill at Genest Concrete. 1-800-649-4773 ext. 155 or bbraisted@genest-concrete.com • www.GenestArchitecture.com




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