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Sasaki Associates received a BSLA Merit Award for the Forest City Conceptual Master Plan for Iskander Development Region, Malaysia / image courtesy of Sasaki Associates
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The landscape architectural community mourns the loss of Lynn Wolff, FASLA, president and principal of Copley Wolff Design Group. She was a local and national leader in the field for over 35 years. Her drive and passion were evident in her work; an extensive portfolio includes the
Wharf District Parks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston; the Science Park at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vt.; the Columbus Playground in Columbus, Ind.; and the Therapy Trail at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, Mass.
Alnylam Breaks Ground
Integrated Breaks Ground at 2 Wells
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Newton, MA – Integrated Builders of Rockland announced that it has broken ground on a 105,000sf office expansion at Two Wells Avenue in Newton on behalf of owner Two Wells Avenue, LLC. The new three-story addition will require extensive demolition on the north and west portions of the existing facility and will ultimately increase the building’s total size from 69,000sf to 127,000sf. Currently, Two Wells Avenue is a 69,000sf, single-story, steel-framed building that was completed in the 1970s. Integrated Builders will utilize selective demolition of the facility to preserve 27,000sf of existing space on the west side, where the new 105,000sf addition will be attached. The updated facility will boast a modern design with a glass exterior, an expanded parking lot, new utilities, and an underground stormwater infiltration
system. Additionally, a 3,162sf common corridor will be installed to connect the new and existing building areas to one another. The project team will provide construction management and contracting services and will be led by project manager Brian Kidder, superintendent Craig Ablondi, and assistant project manager Barbara Frazier. Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc., will provide architecture and planning services. The project is expected to be completed in December 2016. “Two Wells Avenue has great bones, and we are excited to not only double the size of the building, but also preserve a portion of the existing space which holds a great amount of history,” said Jay Dacey, president of Integrated Builders.
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Boston – State and community officials, including Charlie Baker, the Governor of Massachusetts; Kimberly Haugstad, executive director of the Hemophilia Federation of America; Travis McCready, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and Lisa Nelson, senior district representative to U.S. Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, were in attendance to celebrate the official breaking of ground for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Norton. Gilbane will serve as construction manager for the new 200,000sf state-ofthe-art manufacturing facility that will
supply drug substance for RNAi (RNA interference) therapeutics for Alnylam’s clinical and commercial needs. The facility is expected to be operational in 2018 and will initially employ approximately 150 new full-time employees. The location of the new facility, selected in close collaboration with Commonwealth and local officials, demonstrates Alnylam’s ongoing commitment to Massachusetts. “Alnylam’s decision to locate their biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Massachusetts speaks to our Commonwealth’s success in supporting an innovative economic environment and talented workforce,” said Governor Charlie Baker.
Bob Golde Named ASLA Fellow Hartford, CT – CTASLA announced that Bob Golde, of Towers|Golde, is Connecticut’s newest Fellow. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named 28 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2016. The new class will be recognized at the 2016 ASLA
Annual Meeting and EXPO, to be held October 21 to 24 in New Orleans. Golde received his nomination, for Works, from the Connecticut Chapter. Both nationally and locally, his service and outreach have advanced significantly the visibility and efficacy of the profession.
BOND Opens Rhode Island Office
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Providence, RI – BOND recently announced its expansion to the state of Rhode Island with the opening of a new Providence location. The new office is located at One Cedar Street.
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How AEC Firms Can Use Google Analytics to Quantify Marketing and PR ROI
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Google Analytics is a free tool that collects data about a business’ website and online activities and interprets that data to provide information about the business’ audiences, customers, and website visitors. When AEC firms regularly use this data, they can better understand their clients’ preferences and interests, measure and track leads, and improve their marketing and PR to more effectively reach their ideal clients. While other analytics tools exist, Google Analytics is widely accepted as the market leader, as it’s the ideal choice for firms that are just dipping their toes into the analytics waters. What can Google Analytics do for AEC Firms?
While there are extensive layers to the data that Google Analytics can provide — data that can be explored as a user gains comfort using the tool — there are several basic and useful statistics that every AEC
firm can benefit from. These are: site visits; page views; bounce rate; average time on site; pages per visit; percentage of new visits (versus return visits from people who have visited your site in the past); referral traffic (this identifies the websites that send visitors to your firm’s site, including search engines, websites, and marketing campaigns, like banner advertising, email marketing, and payper-click ads); and keywords report (the search engine terms that deliver traffic to your firm’s website). By tracking this data on a regular basis, firms will begin to see how marketing and PR activities affect the data over time and eventually can use this information to increase website traffic, improve search engine rankings, understand where new project leads are coming from, and learn what kind of content is most useful to their target audiences. Getting Started: How Do You Set Up Google Analytics?
If your website does not already have Google Analytics installed, it can easily be added to any existing site by inserting a short piece of HTML code (which is provided on the Google Analytics website) onto each website page. If you don’t have immediate access to the back end of your website to insert the tracking code, you
should ask your website administrator to do it for you. Once this code is applied, Google Analytics will begin tracking data on your website. The Secret Sauce of Google Analytics: Automated Reporting
Once your account has been set up, you can identify what kinds of data reports will be most useful for your business. There are a wide variety of standard reports that users can have automatically emailed to them — on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Weekly reports typically offer the best view into changing data trends over time, without becoming overwhelmingly frequent. When a firm is just starting out using Google Analytics, there are several basic, useful reports that will help track and manage marketing and PR efforts. These are: • Visitor Overview. This provides a
snapshot of your website, including total visits, unique visitors, pages per visit, average time on the site, and bounce rate. Tip: Watch your site’s visitor metrics for major dips and
peaks, so you can identify the causes behind them. • Sources. Where your website visitors
are coming from (also called “referral traffic”). Tip: If there are websites or publications that are regular sources of new or return visitors, you may want to consider targeting those sites for more PR content or partnerships.
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how well visitors are engaging with your website, and typically include bounce rate, average time on site, and average pages viewed per visit. Tip: The number of clicks and positions should be constantly going up.
• Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Top Keywords. This identifies the
words and phrases that search engines have associated with your content and used to find your site.
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To translate the details of website analytics into valuable business information that firm leadership will understand and care about, it can help to create a brief continued to page 29
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Local dignitaries and business leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of enVision Hotel Boston Everett
Everett, MA – Choice Hotels International hosted local dignitaries and business leaders on April 11 to celebrate the groundbreaking of enVision Hotel Boston Everett, part of the Ascend Hotel Collection. The hotel is the second of four upscale properties that plan to open. The 101-room boutique hotel was designed by Khalsa Design and is being built by Aberthaw Construction. The hotel is set to open in 2017. The groundbreaking featured remarks from Congressman Capuano; Joseph McGonagle, state representative; Sal DiDomenico, state senator; Mayor Carlo DeMaria; John Hanlon, Everett city council president; Fred Cafasso, president of Everett chamber; the enVision Hotels’ president, Gautam Sharma; Shikha Talwar, SVP Revenue Development
Mayor Carlo DeMaria gave remarks at the groundbreaking event / photos courtesy enVision Hotel Boston Everett
of Global Vision Hotels; and enVision in-house designer, Jessica Smith, who highlighted key elements of the hotel as well as the growth of the city as a destination for business and millennial travelers.
MathCounts for Future Engineers
Editor’s note: Reprinted from DiPrete Engineering’s newsletter posted on April 19, 2016 DiPrete Engineering is pleased to participate in this year’s MathCounts competition, a middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that supports the next generation of engineers. The MathCounts competition consists of students from 28 local middle and junior high schools who compete in four rounds of math problem-solving questions to earn a spot at the Raytheon MathCounts National Competition in Washington, D.C. Over the years, DiPrete has participated in the coordination and scoring of the competition. In 2014, Eric Prive, project manager at DiPrete,
traveled to Walt Disney World to handle the official scoring at the National Competition. This year, he has taken on the role of sssistant state coordinator for Rhode Island and will be proctoring the competition alongside DiPrete Vice President Chris Duhamel. “MathCounts is a great way to get students excited about math and its related fields through friendly competition,” said Duhamel. “By participating in MathCounts, we can show Rhode Island students that their current achievements can lead to a successful future in engineering,” added Prive. “It’s great to see the passion these kids hold toward math and its related fields, and we are honored to be a part of this annual competition.”
In December 2015, Daniel Marr & Son (DM&S) began work for steel fabricator Suncor/National Metals as part of the Terminal E Renovations and Enhancements Project at Boston’s Logan Airport. By way of a partnership with general contractor Suffolk Construction and Massport Capitol Programs, the project consists of approximately 110,000 sf of new construction and 150,000 sf of renovation to the international terminal. The upgrades will allow for the accommodation of the world’s largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380 Group VI aircraft, and improve overall passenger experience. The scope of DM&S’ work includes the steel erection of the new expansion, and renovations to part of the existing Terminal E structure. Working with 1,460 tons of steel, DM&S erected the new building in three phases. Phase 1 involved erecting five floors of steel from one crane location that had limited space to store material or equipment. Phase 2, the middle portion of the addition, called for an extensive amount of cantilevers that required temporary shoring to erect. Utilizing a Manitowoc 2250 Crawler Crane, DM&S
erected Phase 2 from multiple locations due to FAA limitations on the tip height of the crane. In addition, work over the “tug path,” an active drive lane used by cars to transport luggage from the planes, had to be carefully scheduled and sequenced to avoid interruptions to the daily operations of the airport. Phase 3 was erected using Marr Crane and Rigging’s 110-ton Grove. Also on site were Marr Crane & Rigging’s 90-ton crane and Marr Scaffolding Company lifts and shoring towers. Daniel Marr & Son recently celebrated the topping off on April 1. Currently, work continues in the existing terminal renovation phase, and DM&S is expected to conclude in the spring of 2016. Katherine Marr is communications coordinator at The Marr Companies in Boston, Mass.
NECTF Hosts Career Connections Millbury, MA – The New England Carpenters Training Fund (NECTF) hosted its first Career Connections Conference recently to increase awareness of the curriculum developed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) for high school and pre-apprenticeship carpentry programs. The conference was held at the central training facility for the New England Regional Council of Carpenters in Millbury. There are already 14 schools in Massachusetts that use the Career Connections curriculum, with four others preparing to purchase the book series. The Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) created the program when leadership of the UBC saw the need to provide young people with the knowledge and skills needed to choose wisely and prepare for advanced training in a registered apprenticeship program. One component of the curriculum is “One Trade, Many Careers,” which focuses on skills that research shows employers value most: goal setting, good attitude, punctuality, teamwork, and taking initiative. It also introduces students to the typical construction job site. Other components are basic and intermediate carpentry skills, residential construction, safety, blueprint reading, and math review.
The Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) created the program when leadership of the UBC saw the need to provide young people with the knowledge and skills needed to choose wisely and prepare for advanced training in a registered apprenticeship program. A major feature of Career Connections is teacher support. Lessons are accompanied by a Teacher Annotated Edition with rubrics for each project, grading guides, a safety operation checklist, a skills matrix, and estimated lesson times. Completing the four-year Career Connections curriculum provides graduates with a jumpstart into careers as professional union carpenters. Graduates receive advanced placement at UBC Pre-Apprenticeship and/or Apprenticeship Programs. NECTF is receiving tremendous feedback on the program. The Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) is expected to be present at the June conference, and events similar to the Millbury conference are being planned at different locations throughout the region.
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Boston – The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) turned to its longtime systems integration partner, BCM Controls, to evaluate options to design and deploy a cutting-edge security system to meet its needs for The Lawn on D (now the Lawn on D Powered by Citizens Bank) — a first-of-its-kind
experimental outdoor space adjacent to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). Together, the MCCA and BCM Controls chose Fluidmesh Networks to provide the reliable wireless infrastructure needed to meet the needs of this complex security system. BCM Controls designed and integrat-
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ed the security system expansion into the overall security infrastructure of the MCCA, allowing centralized command and control, video surveillance, guest location and flow counting, and credentialed access control across the entire site. In 2014, the MCCA launched The Lawn on D as an event space with a constant rotation of innovative programming and art installations for BCEC’s guests and the public to enjoy. The space was designed by Sasaki Associates. The Lawn on D reflects the vitality of Boston and the South Boston Waterfront
neighborhood and features unique public seating and lounge chairs, renowned rotating exhibitions of public art, PingPong tables and assorted lawn games, free Wi-Fi, and full restaurant services. From Boston residents to convention attendees, the lawn is visited by young professionals relaxing after work, families taking in the latest art exhibit, and eventgoers catching a five-minute break from sessions. The Lawn on D is a signature space and is already a landmark of the rapidly growing South Boston Waterfront neighborhood.
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Towers|Golde Receives 2016 CT ASLA Award
Hartford, CT – Towers|Golde is the recipient of the 2016 CT ASLA Award of Excellence for The Phoenix Plaza. The landscape architects were the lead designer for all plaza improvements including concrete pavers, precast concrete walls/curbs, metal barriers, planting, light fixture selection, and grading. While respecting this historic building
and its midcentury aesthetic, the main charge for the designers was to reduce paving, facilitate circulation, integrate with the scale of the building, while humanizing the scale at the level of the pedestrian. In the new design, the primary circulation through the plaza was maintained and pedestrian boulevards created. The remainder of the site was planted with a
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mix of plants that thrive in exposed, dry conditions. Half of the plaza paving was turned into planted areas, which resulted in reduced installation costs. The building, which was renovated and received LEED Silver certification in 2010, now has a more appropriate and sustainable setting. The plaza has been modernized for today’s requirements while remaining true
to its midcentury roots. Planting plays a significant role in providing continuity and enclosure as well as environmental benefits. The layering of plants heightens the sensory experience and gives one the illusion of being transported out of the city. Inherited structural load limits affected media depth and types of plants that could be used.
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History Still Flows at the New Goffe Mill Plaza
by Robert Duval
The historic Goffe Mill site (also known as the former Wayfarer Inn site) in Bedford, N.H., is undergoing a unique and lively revitalization. The site occupies 16.2 acres across Bowman Brook between South River Road and the FE Everett Turnpike. Originally developed in 1744 by Colonel John Goffe, who obtained the property for his service in the French and Indian Wars, the Goffe family constructed two stone dams and a mill pond, where they operated a gristmill and a sawmill for over a hundred years. In 1961, the property was sold to developers of upscale hotels who opened the Sheraton Wayfarer Hotel and Conference Center in 1962, which became famous over the years for the politicians who stopped there while campaigning during New Hampshire’s presidential primaries. The property was sold in 1986 and was closed by the current owners in 2010. On April 8 the new Goffe Mill Plaza, a
mixed-use village-style development anchored by a 40,000sf Whole Foods Market, officially opened at the site. It was a widely anticipated opening with hundreds of shoppers enjoying the new site. A month prior, The Provident Bank, also part of Goffe Mill Plaza, opened for business. TFMoran, a local full-service engineering and landscape architecture firm, was hired by the current owners to redesign the property to include a grocery store, retail space, two restaurants, a bank, and an apartment building. The historic mill building, brook, and dams were to
Site plan of the Goffe Mill Plaza mixed-use development depicting the brook, dams, and walking paths as the central feature of the plaza.
View from the Goffe Mill Plaza walking trail overlooking the restored historic John Goffe Mill with Whole Foods Market and The Provident Bank in the background.
be incorporated as a central part of the development. “Due to its long history and unique setting, the project imposed numerous challenges for the developers,” says Jeff Kevan, project principal for TFMoran. “We had to put together a plan that, in addition to providing access and parking for each use within the complex, also addressed the environmental quality of Bowman Brook, traffic safety, preservation of the historic mill, and structural stability of the bridges and dams, and created an accessible public walking trail all around the brook and mill pond,” he explained. The town of Bedford and the community came together in support of
this project. In addition to the revitalization of this historic site, the benefits were numerous, adding new jobs, bringing more visitors to the area, encouraging even more economic development, and adding public green space. “The community green space consists of a half-mile-long loop path designed around the historical Goffe’s Mill site which connects the future residential component of the development with the commercial, making this site a living walking community,” explains Mike Krzeminski, TFMoran’s landscape architect. “The path was designed to patios with granite benches in locations to overlook the Goffe’s Mill dams and
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Editor’s note: reprinted from DiPrete Engineering’s newsletter posted on April 19, 2016 Watertown, MA – DiPrete Engineering is working in collaboration with Studio Troika, the project architect, and property owner, Mitchell Kassler of Edgewater Properties, on the revitalization of 150 Coolidge Avenue — a 26,000sf building in the heart of Watertown’s new development. DiPrete is providing civil engineering design services to enhance the existing infrastructure servicing the building — improving the pedestrian and vehicular movements — and to maximize the efficiency of the onsite parking. This one-acre property is advantageously located in close proximity to The Arsenal Project — a significant mixeduse redevelopment project.
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The existing building at 150 Coolidge Avenue will be retrofitted with a new prominent front entry. In addition, an improved site will feature upgrades to the existing parking lot, landscaping, and infrastructure. The building will eventually be occupied by office and commercial tenants.
Bowman Brook, and historic elements with signage informing the public of its significance. Large native trees along with smaller flowering and evergreen trees were placed to frame views, provide shade, and attract wildlife to the area,” concluded Krzeminski. As part of the project team, designbuild firm PROCON of Manchester designed the buildings to reflect the needs of the user while keeping the sensitivities of the town a priority. Whole Foods, Incorporated reclaimed portions of the original mill and Wayfarer Inn, as a visual reminder of the history of the site. A deck for outdoor seating,
One of the pocket parks where visitors can sit and look over to the brook and dams.
connected to the back of the market, directly overlooks the restored mill, beautiful waterfall, and dam. Robert Duval, PE, LEED AP, is chief engineer and president at TFMoran in Bedord, N.H.
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The Boston Society of Landscape Architects Award Winners
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Boston – The Awards Committee recently announced the 23 winning projects in the 2016 BSLA Awards Program. The Farnham-Connolly State Park in Canton won the Award of Excellence for Boston firm Crosby | Schlessinger | Smallridge. The Award of Excellence is given only when a project markedly demonstrates the characteristics of outstanding landscape architect. C|S|S was also awarded the first Landmark Award for its project in Cambridge and Somerville, Davis Square to Alewife Linear Park. The Landmark Award is to honor projects that have been installed for 15 or more years that
have continued to contribute and grow as landscape installations. Six honor awards and 15 merit awards were given this year. In the Landscape Analysis and Planning Categories, the three awards were all won by Sasaki Associates for projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. The Award in Communications was given to Kate Kennen, ASLA, and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA, for their book on phytoremediation. The BSLA Awards Program selected projects from 14 member firms in Massachusetts, small to large, new to established.
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Dudley Reclamation Site Opens W. L. French Partners With Rampco Dudley, MA – W. L. French Excavating Corporation, of North Billerica, in partnership with Rampco Construction, announced the opening of the Dudley Reclamation Project. The fill site currently has over 4 million tons of airspace/2.7 million cubic yards. The project opened in April and is located at 123 Oxford Avenue in Dudley. The project is the very first site of its kind in the state of Massachusetts operating with an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, accepting both <RCS-1 and <RCS-2 soils (Reportable Concentration Standard). The Dudley Reclamation Project will help to address the large-scale disposal needs generated from the excess volume of soils from New England’s current and future large-scale construction and excavation projects. New policy and regulations in Massachusetts require fill sites that accept over 100,000 cubic yards of soil to receive an ACO from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The new MassDEP policy institutionalizes a site-specific review and approval process that has been successfully used on an ad hoc basis to expand opportunities for the reuse of excess soil excavated from devel-
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opment sites. MassDEP approval of these projects insures that issues common to large-scale fill projects are appropriately addressed. French operates two of three ACO operating fill sites in Massachusetts. “This project is the largest soil disposal site in Massachusetts. The project will help to address the increasing soil disposal needs of the large construction and excavation projects generating excess volumes of soil in downtown Boston, the state of Massachusetts, and the New England region,” said Bill French Jr., president/owner at W.L. French Excavating Corp.
ECM Launches 3D Surveying Division Topsfield, MA – ECM – Global Measurement Solutions (East Coast Metrology) announced the official launch of its new division dedicated to 3D surveying and building information modeling (BIM) services. Metrology instruments are no longer just for metrology labs and manufacturing plants. As the quality control industry continues to evolve, the need for 3D surveying is changing the way companies plan, design, Using the latest in scanning technology, ECM can create a 3D digital record of a facility before and after the install. The 3D surveying scanners used by ECM take digital images of their surroundings while scanning elevations and points with extreme accuracy. These digital images are matched to the scan, yielding a true view of the existing conditions. build, and manage their business. From large buildings such as airports, museums, hospitals, and chemical refinery plants to an entire city, this 3D surveying technique is becoming increasingly more common within the architecture, engineering, construction, heavy civil, and facility
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ACEC/MA 2016 Award Winners Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) announced the recipients of the 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards along with several other awards at the ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. Emcees State Senator Karen Spilka and Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack (Massachusetts Department of Transportation) presented the awards. And the winners are: Grand Conceptor
Ochsendorf DeJong and Block Consulting Engineers, Inc. for the project Sean Collier Memorial, Cambridge, for Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Contractor: Suffolk Construction The Collier Memorial marks the site where Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed on April 18, 2013 with a timeless structure. Professor John Ochsendorf, Matthew DeJong, and Phillipe Block developed a 3D digital modelling software to evaluate the structural performance behavior of the gravity forces in this fiveway shallow unreinforced stone arch of 32 granite blocks Gold Award Winners
Arup for the project Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston, MA for City of Boston. Arup worked in collaboration with the Sasaki / Mecanoo design team to
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Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger Inc. for the project China Pavilion Expo Milano 2015, Milano, Italy for Studio Link-Arc, LLC.
Stantec – formerly FST for the project Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Shrewsbury/ Worcester, MA for Massachusetts Department of Transportation. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff for the project Port of Miami Tunnel, Miami, FL for Florida Department of Transportation.
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Statewide, for Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division.
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AECOM for the Newport Water Treatment Facilities: Design-Build, Newport / Portsmouth, RI for The City of Newport, RI. BSC Group, Inc. and Geonetics, Inc. for the MassDOT Wheelchair Curb Ramp,
CDM Smith for the project Education Complex Field Improvements Project, West Roxbury, Mass. for City of Boston – Public Works Department. Collins Engineers, Inc. for the project Ashley Falls Road Bridge Design Using GRS-IBS, Andover, MA for Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Environmental Partners Group, Inc. for the project Complex River Crossing and Pipe Jacking Caps Six-Mile Inter-
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Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc. for the Athol Public Library Renovation and New Addition for Athol Public Library.
Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc. also received the Small Firm Project Award. Alfred Benesch & Co. for the project Willimansett Bridge Rehabilitation, Chicopee/ Holyoke, MA for Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division.
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Stantec – Formerly FST for the project Logan Express Parking Garage, Framingham, Mass. for Massachusetts Port Authority. TEC, Inc. | The Engineering Corp. for the project Andover Medical Center, Andover, Mass. for Lupoli Companies, LLC.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger for the project Hoover Mason Trestle, Bethlehem, PA for Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC.
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Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc. for the Athol Public Library Renovation and New Addition for Athol Public Library.
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Design Consultants, Inc. for the project East Broadway Roadway Streetscape Improvement Plan, Study, and Design, Somerville/Boston, Mass. for City of Somerville. Dewberry for the project Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation, Boston, Mass. for Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division.
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TEC, Inc. | The Engineering Corp. for the project UMass Lowell North Campus Bus Stop, for UMass Lowell. Aerial view of the completed West Roxbury Education Complex (WREC) – Raiders Field Project with Millennium Park (formerly the Gardner Street Landfill) in foreground.
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Catamount Completes Hood Park Charlestown, MA – Catamount Management Corporation recently completed upgrades to a 1.7 million sf industrial building, newly renamed Hood Park. Originally home to H.P. Hood and Sons, the site now offers an alternative to Cambridge and downtown Boston for companies seeking contemporary and flexible work space. The 20-acre campus is undergoing comprehensive improvements, transforming buildings into distinctive, Class A office and research and development space in the heart of Boston’s vibrant Charlestown neighborhood. Fusion Design Consultants Inc. was responsible for the new lobby design and
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Amenta Emma Opens NYC Office NY, NY – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced the opening of its new office at 333 Hudson Street, New York, on the lower West Side of Manhattan. The new office was opened to better serve new and existing clients in the New York City and tri-state area. It joins the
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Worcester, MA – Senate Construction Corporation has been hired as the construction manager to build a 600,000sf distribution center in Worcester. Located at 150 Blackstone River Road, it is one of the largest construction and redevelopment projects in New England. The owner of the property is 150 Blackstone River Road, LLC, who plans to construct the building into a 615,600sf multi-use high-bay industrial building. The project, which is expected to generate at least 300 jobs and $1.4 million in property tax revenues annually upon completion, consists of 32 acres west of Route 146. Bob France, CEO of Senate
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Johnston, RI – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has completed the repositioning of 338,600sf of Class A office space for Hobbs Brook Management LLC. The renovation project transformed the existing 1301 Atwood Avenue facility into a high-performance and amenityrich office building, and provides for the development of the surrounding 153 acres into the new Northwoods office park. MPA’s repositioning of 1301 Atwood consisted of a complete replacement of
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the building’s exterior and the addition of 30,000sf to the building’s footprint by moving the external walls. Built in 1972, virtually all aspects of the building are now new, with the exception of the prestressed concrete beam structure. MPA used a unitized metal and glass curtain wall for the building’s envelope, providing high-thermal efficiency and allowing daylight to filter deep into the building’s interior. Expected to achieve LEED Gold certification, 1301
Atwood features new energy-efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and recycled materials. The project team included general contractor Dimeo Construction; MEP engineers AHA Consulting Engineers; structural engineers Odeh Engineers, Inc.; civil and landscape engineers Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB); lighting designer HLB Lighting Design; and kitchen consultants Colburn & Guyette. Cushman & Wakefield | Hayes & Sherry is the com-
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Maugel Completes Interior Design for NetScout Systems
Westford, MA – Maugel Architects, Inc. has completed the renovation and interior refresh of NetScout Systems, Inc., a leader in application and network performance management products and solutions. The rebranding included renovations to the entrance, lobby, and executive briefing center and features a contemporary color scheme, updated LED lighting, advanced
technology, custom furnishings, and decorative accents. The newly designed lobby showcases a dramatic two-story focal wall displaying the new NetScout logo, a custom reception desk, and updated finishes and furniture. In the boardroom and executive center, advanced audio-visual technologies such as smart conferencing tables, telescoping
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video conferencing TVs, and smart boards were installed. “As the original designers of the NetScout headquarters, we were thrilled to work again with NetScout on the rebranding of the space,” said Heather Ward, Maugel’s interior designer for NetScout. “Long term relationships such as these have been a key factor in our success as a company. NetScout’s corporate interior re-branding now reflects their status as a leading
technology company.” “The new lobby represents NetScout’s brand and vision of the fluid nature of the connected world we live in today,” said Tracy Steele vice president of NetScout. “It also provides a practical use of space for our clients and employees to learn about how NetScout is providing technology to improve communications services. We are proud that NetScout has over 30 years of steady growth in the Massachusetts high-tech beltway.”
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Bedford, NH – Crowds of eager Bedford shoppers lined the pavement for the opening of Whole Foods’ newest location on the former site of the historic Wayfarer Inn. The 43,000sf store on South River Road anchors Goffe Mill Plaza, memorializing the Goffe family’s name and 200-year ownership of the property. Employees cheered as the supermarket hosted its version of a ribbon cutting with a Bread-Breaking Ceremony. Town officials gathered with development owner, Jiten Hotel Management (JHM) of Brockton, Mass.; design-build firm PROCON of Manchester, N.H.; and civil engineer company TFMoran of Bedford, N.H. Fourth-generation descendant of John Goffe, David Woodbury, also attended the celebration. JHM developed the mixed-use project in partnership with PROCON, who designed and constructed the foundation and exterior shell. As early plans took shape, Bedford officials wanted to ensure the Wayfarer Inn’s long and rich history
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Ironwood Builds Gaming Space Malden, MA – Ironwood has recently partnered with QB Entertainment to deliver a reality gaming space, with an expected completion date of fall 2016. This will be the second gaming facility completed by Ironwood, joining the Swedish-born Boda Borg. Although Boda Borg was founded in the ’90s in Sweden, Boston has America’s first location. This type of gaming is designed to challenge both mind and body simultaneously as guests are faced with puzzle-solving and physical obstacles. The days of the laser tag craze are winding down as a new type of entertainment, “reality gaming,” is ushered in. Derrick Zhao, partner of QB, says “When video games and other virtual games were introduced to the market, players found out that they can get excitement from the virtual world which they will never get from the real world. However, in recent years, the virtual gaming
experience cannot satisfy some players. They began to seek gaming experiences in the real world. Consequently, reality gaming has become more and more popular. Also, some reality games are fresh entertainment, and most players would like to try out of curiosity.” In addition, Zhao noted that “parents are always worried that their kids will become addicted in video games or online games. Reality gaming is able to provide the same or similar experience; besides, reality gaming provides opportunities for players to do physical exercise as well as mental exercise. As a result, parents would like their kids to play reality games instead of videos games for extracurricular activities.” Is this new craze here to stay? It’s hard to say. With other similar venues like Escape the Room, Trapology, and 5Wits, Ironwood believes it’s onto something.
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expansion involved a complete renovation of interior spaces, including a new entrance and triage areas. Phase 2 focused on the construction of a building that now serves as the new emergency center for the hospital. Phase 3, completed at the end of 2015, entailed the building of a new radiology suite dedicated exclusively to EC spaces, as well as a new staff lounge, conference room, on-call lounge, and administrative offices and support spaces. Similarly, Dellbrook | JK Scanlan led expansion efforts at Falmouth Hospital, which included the new construction of
a 19,000sf emergency room, as well as a 3,000sf renovation of the old ER reception area. The initiative unfolded in two phases with aggressive timelines. Phase 1 consisted of the new waiting, triage, and emergency care areas. This work also included a large earth-shoring operation and the construction of a permanent retaining wall to support the patient and visitor drop off area. Phase 2 involved the renovation of the old entrance and triage area which integrates with a new, expanded waiting area, as well as the construction of new meeting and support spaces.
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Freetown, MA – AmeriCann, Inc. (ACAN) has released final plans for its Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center (MMCC) development. The MMCC design is one of the largest and most technologically advanced cannabis cultivation facilities in the nation. The nearly 1 million sf project will consist of multiple planned phases for tenants in the Massachusetts medical marijuana market. The first phase of the project, in Building A, consists of 130,000sf of cultivation and processing infrastructure, which can be expanded to approximately 600,000sf, based on patient demand. When fully developed, MMCC is projected to create over 300 jobs, with an annual projected payroll of over $14 million to the local community. Through AmeriCann’s Preferred
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Andover, MA – Timberline Construction of Canton recently completed the renovation and expansion of Broadcom Limited’s office located at 200 Brickstone Square in Andover. Broadcom designs semiconductor solutions that range from high-speed telecommunication networks to small-office and home-office networks. The 35,000sf tenant improvement project, designed by Visnick and Caulfield and managed by CBRE, took place on the first floor in its occupied, Class-A space. The renovation consists of a new, sleek, and contemporary workspace, conference and huddle rooms, a new community room with UPS system along with a state-of-the-art electronics lab, a computer room, and testing areas. The new entry lobby area has full-
height double-glass doors with ceramic tile and a multicolor panel feature wall. Conference rooms and huddle rooms all have interior storefront aluminum door and sidelight frame glazing systems. The break room has an open ceiling concept with ceiling clouds and pendant fixtures, custom banquet seating, and a decorative vinyl plank floor. Computer rooms and lab areas are conditioned with new cooling systems, including HVAC piping and equipment and rooftop units. New structural platforms for the mechanical equipment were installed and tied into the existing building rooftop systems. A new compressed air system with a full-size air compressor unit mounted on the roof on a custom rack feeds the new lab bench areas.
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Marion, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), a design-build general contractor, recently began a renovation project at Bay Cove, a housing complex located at 374 Dorchester St. in South Boston. The complex is owned and operated by Bay Cove Human Services. The project features the complete renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms in the eight units at 374 Dorchester Street. The bedrooms in each unit will receive new dry wall, new ceiling plaster, new light fixtures, and other amenities. The common areas of the building, which includes a reception area, kitchen, and bath, will also be completely renovated. In addition, the brick exterior of the building will be washed and a new roof and gutters will be installed. South Coast anticipates all work to be completely finished by late spring/early summer. The total renovation project will cost approximately $1.3 million. South Coast Improvement also began a renovation project for La-Z-Boy Furniture at 110 Faunce Corner Road in North Darmouth. The two-stage project involves conversion of the store from its current colonial look to the more modern, contemporary décor at newer La-Z-Boy locations.
Stage 1 of the renovation began on the left side of the store. A temporary wall was constructed to separate the work zone from the other side of the building, where La-Z-Boy has remained opened. The second stage will be finished in May. The entire cost of the renovation is approximately $275,000. The scope of the renovations features new walls, floors, carpeting, lighting, ceiling work, and new paint. The previous colors were white to fit the colonial theme. The new more contemporary look features orange, greens, and browns.
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Northern New England Winston Becomes CESSWI Certified O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores Finished Portsmouth, NH – Jessica Winston recently passed the Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) exam, which addresses all aspects of providing complete inspections for erosion and sediment control and stormwater compliance. Winston is a civil project engineer in TFMoran’s Portsmouth
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Raymond, NH – Jewett Construction Co., Inc. has completed work on two O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, including construction of a new, ground-up facility in Milford, Mass., as well as renovations to an existing store in Augusta, Maine. Work on the Milford store included the demolition of an existing structure, asbestos removal, sitework, concrete paving, and the erection of a 6,650sf pre-engineered metal building by Butler Manufacturing finished with a floor of polished concrete. Jewett also installed
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Kaplan Begins Madison Park Boston – Kaplan Construction has completed renovations at the St. Botolph Terrace apartment complex and has been retained to begin the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a historic building at 2101 Washington Street. Both Boston-based projects are owned by Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), a leading developer of affordable housing in the nonprofit sector and one of the largest community development corporations in Massachusetts. Kaplan worked with Abacus Architects & Planners and Hezekiah Pratt Architecture & Design on this affordable housing project. Restoring a 44,000sf historic building, formerly the Tropical Foods supermarket, has begun to create 30 apartment units of affordable housing and ground-floor retail space. Extensive renovations will be required, including new framing, roof, and core area for the elevator and stairwells. As a historic building, the masonry restoration must meet National Park Service standards. The building will receive new windows, new storefront, and new stucco on the exterior of the building.
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Kaplan will pull all new utilities into the building (gas, water, electric, sewer, etc.) and install new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/FP) systems. The first floor will house, in addition to the retail space, the building management office, lobby, and bicycle storage closet. Apartments will range from studio to three bedrooms. The project is the second in the three-phase development of Parcel 10 and the outcome of an eightyear effort by the Roxbury community and the city of Boston to bring economic diversity and private investment to Dudley Square. DHK Architects of Boston is the architect-of-record, and ADK Construction Consulting LLC is the owner’s representative.
Cambridge, MA – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to celebrate the opening of Temple Place, a six-story apartment complex that will provide 40 units of much needed affordable housing to Cambridge residents. Nauset Construction completed the project for project owner Cambridge Housing Authority, utilizing the design of Cambridge-based HMFH Architects to achieve Enterprise Green Community certification. Located in Central Square with convenient access to the MBTA bus lines and the Red Line, the $11 million project transformed the site of the former YWCA swimming pool into 15 one-bedroom and 25 two-bedroom high-quality apartments for low income families and individuals. Several of the units were designed specifically to provide universal access for residents with mobility, visual, or hearing impairments. The building was also designed and constructed in compliance with the Enterprise Green Communities Program to maximize energy-efficiency. Sustainability measures included abundant daylighting, bamboo flooring, energy efficient window systems, energy and water conservation equipment, and building
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Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction Company has been selected as construction manager for Luminato Condominiums located in the historic India Street neighborhood. The architect is Archetype Architects of Portland. The 42,000sf, 26-unit project will feature one- to three-bedroom condos with 10-ft. 5-in.-high ceilings and oversized windows that will bring in natural light and offer views of Casco Bay
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brand, and building a strong brand is the most important advice that I can give to young people when asked. Continually educate yourself, personally and professionally. Always reach for the next innovation in your field. It doesn’t always have to be in the form of a degree or formal education. Take a class or seek out a webinar. Know what’s “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said. Both personally and professionally we are taught from a young age to compete with each other, and it is engrained in society that women cannot truly be friends and support each other. We learn it in grade school, and it follows us through young adulthood. going on outside of your industry. You never know when you will be in a position to switch markets. If you are personally interested in something that is different than your work, do it. I became a LEED AP when I had no design or construction involvement; I just wanted it. It has created many opportunities for me throughout my career.
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Durham, NH – Construction is currently under way at the Wildcat Stadium on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire. The overall scope of the project includes development of a 34,907gsf interior and 52,908gsf exterior for the new stadium. As much seating and amenities as possible fit in a compact site bound by the existing field and College Woods. Ledge slopes from one side of the footprint to the other, requiring the use of both spread footings and pile foundations. The exterior of the stadium features architectural ground face and split face block, custom sills, and Omni Block (a patented insulated masonry wall system), all manufactured by Genest Concrete of Sanford, Maine. Because this facility is part indoor and part outdoor, there are many steel penetrations in the thermal envelope. This thermal bridging was mitigated with the use of thermal break
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Boston – The Carpenters union was part of a group that recently held a conference and career fair in Boston called Massachusetts Girls in Trades. The first of its kind in Massachusetts, it drew 400 high school girls who were interested in the construction trades. The event sold out, and another session is being planned. The keynote speaker was Sister Amenyonah Bossman, an assistant superintendent with Suffolk Construction and a member of Carpenters Local 33. Also attending the conference to talk with girls were Carpenters Local 424 business representative/organizer Amelia Phinney; Carpenters Local 218 member Cheryl Lieteau, who is also a full-time instructor at the NECTC, NERCC; Representative Liz Skidmore; and Local 33 carpenter Theresa Haymon. Not only did they talk to the girls, a separate group of sessions educated their instructors about unions, apprenticeships, and how they and their students can tap into training and career opportunities in the trades. Each year, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) holds
a Training Expo at the New England Carpenters Training Center (NECTC) in Millbury. Over a thousand high school vocational students and their instructors visit the facility, learning about apprenticeship opportunities and the union. Participating schools are asked to encourage female students to attend, and the numbers increase year by year. For several years, Building Pathways, started in Boston when now-Mayor Marty Walsh was head of the Building Trades, has made an energetic outreach to women and minorities, including preapprenticeship training. Rep. Skidmore has been involved and helped start a Building Pathways program in New Hampshire. It has been widely praised. The New England Regional Council has developed a group named Sisters in the Brotherhood, a mentoring and resource effort. They also work with government and development agencies to implement diversity goals and plans for projects, including the Boston Plan. Not only are goals being implemented, but they’re being met through efforts by the union and its contractors.
EnviroVantage Participates in UNH Food Fight Durham, NH – Remember the scene from Animal House where the infamous food fight breaks out? Well, the food fight at The University of New Hampshire isn’t quite like that, but a press release from UNH Media Services has described the situation like this: “Starting in late August, you won’t need to stalk almost-done diners in order to get a seat during rush hour at HoCo (Holloway Commons). This project will add 350 seats to the dining hall, meaning you’ll be able to linger over your lemon chicken minus impatient glares.” The $10.5 million expansion of the main dining facility, which included demolition, renovation, and addition, was designed to have a garden terrace theme, bringing the outdoors into the building. The renovation plans added two new
seating areas on and over an existing rooftop terrace; the building’s central stairway and elevator shifted, moving all exterior mezzanines into additional indoor seating areas; and a rubberized rooftop was added. The day after graduation 2015, the largest addition to a dining hall in the history of the UNH began. Headed by general contractor North Branch, first through the door was demolition specialist EnviroVantage (EV), whose owner, Scott Knightly, a graduate of UNH, has partnered with the school on numerous projects and was keenly aware of the expectation of quality of work and the no-nonsense timeline to have this project completed before the students returned at the end of August. EV project manager Troy Purington
did his homework and, in collaboration with North Branch, identified the challenges that were to follow and the solutions. Getting in and out of a building built on a hill, getting waste and demo materials sorted internally and then out, saving 20foot windows plus heavy recycling, all while “being quiet” so as not to disturb the active building adjacent to HoCo were all on his starter list. Purington praised onsite manager North Branch by saying: “North Branch was a wizard in helping to coordinate this. We can get more people, more materials, more equipment, more money, more resources, but we can’t get more time, and North Branch’s’ ability to synchronize all the trades was masterful.” On August 26, 2015, classes began
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Providence, RI – Canstruction, a national food charity of the design and construction industry, has helped raise nearly 40 million pounds of food since 1992. The juried R.I. and international award categories are: Best Meal, Best Use of Labels, Structural Integrity, Jurors’ Favorite, and Honorable Mention. Participating teams who earned awards were: From Providence: Construction Leadership Council of the R.I. Chapter of Associated General Contractors; Dimeo Construction Co.; Edward Rowse Architects Inc.; Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects; Gilbane Building Co.; Brewster Thornton Group Architects; Shawmut Design and Construction; DiPrete Engineering; Odeh Engineers;
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independence. The expertise comes in the form of subtle design details such as higher levels of artificial lighting, lighting control, interior finishes, accessibility/ safety, and heightened visual clarity. Good design makes these details invisible to most users so that no one would say, ‘This looks like a memory care project,’” Duncaster added a 12-bed unit for memory care, doubling its capacity for this particular population. A majestic 100-year-old oak, known by residents as the Charter Oak, is the organizing element for the new building’s form and placement, symbolizing strength, endurance, protection, success, and stability. It also became the inspiration for the interior design’s “Connection to Nature” theme. Architects centered the building on the oak tree, stepping the footprint to bring southern light and glimpses of the tree to each resident room. They opened up the end of the building to a glassed activity room, or conservatory, where the tree can be viewed on all its magnificence. At The Grove, a renovation rather than new construction, there was an opportunity to split two oversized rooms at the end of a hall to create a SAIDO room. SAIDO Learning is a new concept in memory care developed in Japan where residents are challenged with 30 minutes of math, reading, and writing at least five times a week, which has been proven to reverse or slow the progress of dementia. The Grove is the first facility in New England to employ the method. Pamela Klapproth, Covenant’s executive director, says, “The program helps reduce signs and symptoms of agitated behavior.” [The program] helps bring them back to who they are as people,” she notes. The over-arching criterion, as a result of collaboration between the owners of
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the newspaper, just like they did at home. Both facilities utilized interior strategies to help residents negotiate their surroundings. Colors and finishes were chosen with respect to degenerating vision in seniors. Contrasting colors between vertical and horizontal surfaces help residents feel boundaries. Subtle changes in floor patterns add interest and define spaces without being too contrasting. Some seniors may perceive high contrast as a hole or cliff, which can be disorienting. Health professionals think environments such as these will create better outcomes for residents suffering from dementia. This would include fewer hospital admissions and residents who are more socially engaged.“ We will be measuring these outcomes overtime,” O’Brien says. “I think we are providing better care to the whole person, not just medical but social as well,” says Parmelee. Informed design helps meet that expectation. Nicole M. Owens is a marketing associate and Myles R. Brown, AIA, LEED AP, serves as a principal-in-charge of the Senior Living studio at Amenta Emma Architects in Hartford, Conn.
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Boston – Shawmut Design and sized companies that have Construction has been named the experienced outsized growth. only construction management “I’m really proud of the firm to SmartCEO’s 2016 Future tireless work we have done 50 for the company’s growth in to consistently deliver on our revenue and employee numbers client-service promise. This over the past three years. award is a testament to the CEO Les Hiscoe will be quality of that work and the recognized with the other dedication of our people,” said Les Hiscoe honorees in SmartCEO magazine Les Hiscoe, CEO, Shawmut and at the award ceremony at the Boston Design and Construction. “I look forward Park Plaza Hotel in June. to continuing our momentum in 2016 The program recognizes Greater while solidifying Shawmut’s position as a Boston’s 50 fastest-growing midleader in the industry.”
Cambridge, MA – The 2016 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Competition Award Gala was held on March 16. Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc. (AWE) won both a Bronze Award and the Small Firm Award. The awards were based on the firm’s submission of the LEED Platinum Athol Public Library renovation and new addition project completed in 2013. AWE provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering as well as energy modeling services for the project. AWE’s president, George Hu, P.E., LEED AP, received the awards at the gala.
on behalf of the firm.
AWE’s president, George Hu
Harriman Congratulates Two Boston – Harriman and The Cecil Group, a newly merged architecture, engineering urban design, planning, and landscape architecture firm, announced that two staff members have recently earned professional certification and accreditation. Jeffrey LaPierre, PE, LEED AP, HFDP, CEM, has received The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and Kathryn (Katie) Wise, AIA, EI, LEED Green Associate, has passed the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) and is now a licensed architect. LaPierre has 22 years of experience as a mechanical engineer and has designed heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for a variety of institu-
tions, including colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and laboratory facilities. Wise focuses simultaneously on both the conceptual as well as the pragmatic aspects of any design problem. She is an active member in the American Institute of Architects, serving on the Maine state board of directors as well as regional and national committees.
Allen & Major Honored by ACEC Winchester, MA – Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) was recognized by The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC MA) with the 2014 Bronze Award honoring outstanding professional design excellence for its work on 620 Washington Street in Winchester.
Developed in partnership with Winchester Hospital, DiGiorgio Associates, Inc., and Steffian Bradley, who served as project architects, 620 Washington Street is an advanced clinical care campus that includes the Center for Cancer Care, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, and the Center for Cancer Care Healing Garden.
EnviroVantage Wins Award Need dateline – EnviroVantage, an environmental specialty contractor, has been awarded the highly prestigious 2016 STEP Safety Award, Gold Level, from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts. The company previously received a STEP award for its safety record in Connecticut. “Jobsite safety is our A-No. 1 goal,” says company owner Scott Knightly. “There is nothing more valuable that we have than the health and well-being of our employees.” STEP is an acronym for Safety, Training, Evaluation, and Process and includes a 20-point guide for company safety. The program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. The award
Landry/French Wins Top Award
rewards construction companies that have shown the utmost care in analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs. EnviroVantage Safety Officer Greg Mackey was especially proud of the award. “Gold is the standard-bearer, and to win this recognition by our peers shows that we take this very seriously and continually change with the times to be on the forefront of work place safety.”
KBE Receives ABC CT Safety Award Farmington, CT – Associated inspections that resulted in zero Builders and Contractors, Inc. citations. KBE racked up 2 mil– Connecticut Chapter recently lion man-hours on 38 projects awarded KBE Building Corand only reported 10 lost-time poration with the “Best of the accidents. This onsite incident Best Safety Award for a General rate is roughly 50% lower than Contractor.” The most prestigious the national average. safety award in Connecticut was Last August, KBE entered into presented to the $300 million contwo new strategic partnerships Adam Peter struction firm at the 14th Annual with the Occupational Safety and Excellence in Construction awards cereHealth Administration (OSHA) Hartford mony, held at the Aquaturf in Southington. Area Offices to add to the existing partIn 2015, KBE underwent eight OSHA nership with the Bridgeport Area Office.
(l-r) Rob Moody, interim president, Good Will-Hinckley; Bob Berry, Good Will-Hinckley; Ian McCracken, Denis Landry, Matt Gagnon, Kevin French, Landry/French Construction.
Hinckley, ME – Landry/French Construction Company has won a first place award in the 2016 Build Maine Awards Competition for its restoration and addition of the Charles E. Moody School at Good Will-Hinckley, home to the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences. Sponsored by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine, the award was presented at the AGC’s annual event at the Augusta Civic Center in April. This marks the second consecutive year that Landry/French has won a Build Maine Award, with last year’s honors recognizing the new State of Maine Offices in South Portland. The top award was received in the Building Category for the Charles E.
Moody School project, Maine’s first fully solar-powered, net-positive academic facility. The renovations and additions to the 110-year-old building were designed by Harriman Architects + Engineers. The PV system includes 267 photovoltaic panels installed on the building and are expected to deliver 91,000 kWh of power. The Moody School will use approximately 77,000 kWh annually, leaving a net positive of 14,000 kWh of clean, renewable power. This will offset the energy needs of adjacent greenhouses and other facilities on campus. The energy cost savings is estimated at $1.3 million over 25 years.
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Howard Snyder Returns to Harriman Boston – Harriman and The Cecil The Cecil Group from 2002 Group announced that Howard to 2005. Most recently, he was Snyder, RLA, CLARB, has town planner for Georgetown, rejoined the firm as a landscape Mass. Concurrently, he founded architect. He will be based in the Amory Land Design in Newfirm’s Boston office working on buryport. Previously, he served a range of landscape architecture as a project director of landand planning projects and will scape architecture and urban immediately be involved with a design for eGroup, Inc. based in Snyder playground design for a Jewish Phoenix, Arizona. Community Center in Portland, Maine; Harriman and The Cecil Group is a construction administration services for newly merged architecture, engineering, streetscape projects in Massachusetts; and urban design, planning, and landscape campus master planning for University of architecture firm with offices in Portland Maine at Farmington. and Auburn, Maine; Manchester, New Snyder was a landscape architect at Hampshire, and Boston.
Boston – Gensler recently announced the promotion of Todd Dundon, AIA, LEED AP, and Alex Fernández, AIA, to principals. Dundon is is an architect with over 20 years of experience designing and leading projects for a wide variety of clients. He has been studio director in Gensler’s Boston office and a leader of Gensler’s Corporate Campus Practice Area. Some of his recent and current projects include the new Partners HealthCare Administrative Campus in Somerville; Building 400 at River’s Edge, Medford,; L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine; and renovations to One Federal Street and 75-101 Federal Street, Boston. Alex Fernández, is a designer with over 20 years of experience. As a design director in Gensler’s Boston office, he
Amenta Emma Hires Febres
Wall Joins Jewett
Stamford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced the addition of Fernando J. Febres to its Stamford office. With extensive experience with Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD, his current assignments include corporate interiors and healthcare projects in the Stamford/Westchester County and NYC areas. Previous work experience includes positions at James G. Rogers Architects and Perkins Eastman.
Raymond, NH – Jewett Construction Co., Inc. has hired Mark Wall as the newest member of its client development team. Wall, who represents Jewett in the state of Maine, is an experienced construction professional with associated land development experience. Wall
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Francoeur Receives CMI Designation Meridian Associates Expands Staff Northwood, NH – Dennis N. professionals worldwide. Francoeur Jr. of RPF EnviFrancoeur, already a Cerronmental has been awarded tified Industrial Hygienist and the Council - Certified Microbial Certified Safety Professional, Investigator (CMI) designation has been active at the regional by the American Council for Acand national level for over 30 credited Certification (ACAC). years in the industrial hygiene, This certification recognizes safety, and hazardous materials Francoeur’s knowledge and field testing industry. experience in microbial sampling. Francoeur Jr. His certification qualifies him The CMI designation is accredited by the to perform mold inspections, assessment, Council of Engineering and Scientific and testing of residential buildings as Specialty Boards, a nationally recognized well as to develop mold remediation third-party accreditation body. His specification and protocols in New achievement places him among an Hampshire. elite group that totals fewer than 3,000
Webster Joins Suffolk Boston – Suffolk Construction zations during construction of has hired Shelley Webster as the the $2 billion five-star resort. dedicated compliance officer for She has 35 years of experiits Wynn Boston Harbor project, ence in the construction industhe largest private single-phase try. Prior to accepting her new construction project in the position at Suffolk, Webster was history of the commonwealth the sole proprietor of In Order of Massachusetts. The 3 million Business Development Solusf project will generate 4,000 tions where she consulted with Webster construction jobs. minority, women, and disadWebster will be responsible for vantaged owned businesses and assisted monitoring and reporting on workforce building contractors with diversity stratand trade partner compliance goals and egies. She also held leadership positions requirements; overseeing inclusion of with Janey Construction Management & minority-, women-, and veteran-owned Consulting, Centaur Construction Serbusinesses; and establishing relationships vices, Edward A. Fish Companies, and with local, state, and community organiWebster Engineering Company
Metro Walls Promotes Hussey Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, outstanding communication president of Metro Walls, with its customers. announced the recent promotion Hussey is very active in of Bryan Hussey to executive the construction community vice president. He started with serving as board member on Metro Walls in 1996. the Associated Builders and In his new role he will Contractors NH/VT Young maintain daily oversight and Professionals Association. He management of the company’s also earned a certificate in ABC Hussey sales and operations, and will NH/VT Future Leaders and ensure Metro Walls continues to maintain Construction (FLIC) Program.
Westborough, MA – Meridian Associates, Inc. recently added two new staff members for the civil engineering and land surveying departments. Michael R. Keegan will provide professional services as a land surveyor. He has an extensive background in engineering and land surveying, working primarily on large bridges, tunnels, and railroad projects. In his role, he will work across the South Coast and MetroWest regions of Massachusetts. Scott Lindgren, P.E., joins Meridian’s civil engineering practice as a senior associate, with a focus on designing solutions to address civil engineering challenges. His focus will be to identify new business opportunities, foster client
relationships, and coordinate with the engineering department. Meridian Associates is a 100% employee-owned company, providing civil engineering, landscape architecture, land use planning, land surveying, and renewable energy design services.
Rivest Promoted to BD Worcester, MA – Sustainable customer base of SCI, focusing Comfort, Inc. (SCI) recently on consulting for multifamily promoted Ben Rivest to director housing funding, residential of business development from his energy code compliance, and previous role of project manager. state incentive programs. Rivest has been with the company His project management since it opened its doors in 2014, expertise is backed by six managing a diverse portfolio of years of military leadership 20+ energy-efficiency projects experience as a captain in the Rivest spanning single and multifamily U.S. Air Force from 2008 to new construction, gut rehabilitations, and 2014, with diverse achievements spanning large-scale energy-efficiency efforts. construction management, budget Rivest will work to expand the current development, and design consulting.
SBA Hires Romig to Lead Sector Boston – Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA), an international architectural design firm, recently welcomed Jon Romig as the firm’s Science + Technology sector leader. He will head SBA’s business development efforts in science and technology and act as a principal and programmatic expert on SBA’s life science, science, and technology projects. Romig joins SBA from HDR, where he served as the principal of science and technology for the past two years. Romig He has worked across multiple subsectors in the science and technology community and has been a national leader in both laboratory facility design and STEM communities for over 30 years.
Shelly Named to SportsBusiness List Boston – Shawmut Design and on influence in the industry, the Construction announced that scope of their work, and how Randy Shelly, vice president, has they re-imagine the live event been named to SportsBusiness experience. Journal’s inaugural list of Power Shawmut’s sports venues Players of Design and Developdivision specializes in projects ment for his creativity, innovatied to renovations at arenas and tion, and execution in changing stadiums. The firm’s latest work the way fans experience sports. includes concourse renovations Shelly Shelly is being recognized at Comerica Park, a Nikon among 50 leaders in the sports facility, activation zone and Bud Light Party Deck architecture, design, construction, and at Citi Field, multiyear phased concession development industries for his division’s and concourse renovations at TD Garden, work at arenas and stadiums nationwide. and multiyear technology upgrades to all The Power Players were selected based MLB stadiums.
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