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Healthcare Facilities


June 2016

Stamford Hospital & Skanska USA Collaborate on New Patient-Centered Facility

Rendering of Stamford Hospital’s new Patient-Centered Facility / page 32 / rendering provided by WHR Architects



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Inside this Issue: E.S. Boulos Completes First Phase Eastern ME Med. Ctr. Modernization Refreshing Improvements: UMass Memorial Medical Center DAI and MBI Address Health Crisis Amenta Emma Honored with IIDA NE Award for RMACT Maugel Completes Fit-Out for Comcast Marty Barnes On 20 Years of Building Success Kronos Executes Lease at CrossPoint Shawmut Hosts Safety Event for Industry Leaders Shipwreck Discovery at 121 Seaport Project Site

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Stamford Hospital & Skanska USA Collaborate on New Patient-Centered Facility page 32 Marty Barnes on 20 Years of Success...........................................................page 38

Rendering of Stamford Hospital’s new Patient-Centered Facility / courtesy of WHR Architects


Publisher’s Message....................... 6 Up-Front....................................... 7 Healthcare.................................... 9 Education................................... 24 Connecticut................................ 30 Municipal................................... 33 Northern New England................ 34 Philanthropy................................ 36 Corporate................................... 37 Safety Week............................... 42

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“Should we become WELL certified?” High-Profile attended an informative panel discussion on the WELL Building Standard hosted by the IFMA Boston Sustainability Committee in partnership with BOMA, USGBC and the BSA. The panel answered questions on the pros and cons of WELL. The new WELL Building Standard, which is meant to fill gaps in the current LEED certifications, has seen rapid acceptance in the industry both here and abroad. Where LEED addresses the design, construction, materials and practices that make a building sustainable, WELL takes a holistic approach to healthy indoor environmental design, and the impact to human wellness in the built environment.

WELL panelists included (l-r) Ben Myers, sustainability manager at Boston Properties; Zoe Reich Margarites, vice president of Delos Solutions, which pioneered the WELL certification program; William Plunkett, senior associate in advisory & transaction services at CBRE, which implemented the first WELL certified commercial office in its global headquarters and Steve Kooy, global sustainability manager at Haworth


HP visited a BLDUP mixer. We met Noah Coughlin founder & CEO; Gil Propp, managing director; and Matt Diroberto, the sales and marketing director, and mingled with guests of the young start-up company.


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HP attended the recent ground breaking of 345 Harrison St., a mixed-use development project that will consist of two new buildings totaling approximately 570,000sf. Approximately 585 rental residential apartments will be built along with approximately 33,500sf of groundfloor retail. A one-story underground parking garage containing approximately 252 spaces will be built along William Mullins Way. continued to page 7


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Boston – Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined developer Trinity Financial and community and neighborhood leaders recently to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Boston East. Located directly on the waterfront, Boston East is a $71 million boutique mid-rise residential community that features 174 market-rate and 26 affordable units, including six artist live-work units. Boston East will also actively engage the waterfront through the development and expansion of the Boston Harborwalk made possible in part through a $3 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to East Boston. The new community, which is designed by ICON Architecture, features an acre of open space that includes a number of community outdoor spaces – including

Dedham, MA – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held May 16 for a new 40,000sf Athletic and Convocation Center on the Dedham campus of Ursuline Academy, an independent Catholic school for girls in grades 7-12. Designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, the new two-story center will be built on the highest point of the campus, overlooking the school buildings and athletic fields. C.E. Floyd Company is the construction manager. The new multipurpose building provides much-needed community, academic, and athletic space for students and faculty. Three new classrooms will accommodate a growing student population, and a flexible innovation space will allow for hands-on learning experiences including an expanded Science, Technology, Engineering and

Rendering of Ursuline Academy Athletic Center / Architectural Resources Cambridge

Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. Athletic, health, and wellness facilities will include a fitness and strength training room, a large gymnasium for basketball, volleyball as well as a suspended jogging track and locker rooms. A large community and meeting space will offer multiple options for alumnae, parents, students, and community gatherings.

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Healthcare Facilities Design for Patients and Providers

by Tony Cavallaro

Designers of healthcare facilities must consider the needs of both the patients and the healthcare providers who will live and work within the surroundings. Healthcare designers can couple the level of aesthetic comfort offered throughout the environment while integrating design strategies that lead to improved patient safety, reduced staff fatigue, increased effectiveness in delivering care, and improved overall healthcare quality. The outcomes needed in healthcare design must also be balanced with the financial limitations that many healthcare organizations face. The U.S. healthcare system is under constant pressure to deliver optimal care with the latest technologies for less money. With the costs of certain aspects of the industry rising along with shrinking reimbursement allowances, the

need to operate as efficiently as possible has never been more important. Lean initiatives and new technologies such as advances in CAD software and building information modeling (BIM) increase efficiency in the design and construction process and avoid spiraling construction costs. BIM technology enables an integrated design process in which architects, consultants, general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors can participate in the design and construction arena. This approach also offers previews of equipment and furniture layout in 3D BIM modeling; walk-through animations and renderings; daylight simulations and energy analysis; high quality construction documentation; and accurate estimates of quantities and cost, to name a few. Likewise, the Lean design and construction process complements a method that allows for total collaboration of all disciplines with impeccable coordination, and targets areas such as waiting, inefficient conveyance, excess inventory, unnecessary motion (such as lengthy walking distances for nursing staff or excessive patient transport), and repeat of processes. continued to page 23

E.G. Sawyer Progresses on LGH Lawrence, MA – E.G. Sawyer Company,of Weymouth is in progress with the two-phase electrical construction of Lawrence General Hospital’s new 43,627sf surgical building and a 15,450sf electrical renovation at the existing healthcare facility. E.G. Sawyer is working on a project team headed by general contractor, Bond Brothers, of Everett. MorrisSwitzer – Environments for Health, based in Boston, is the project architect, and Vanderweil, of Boston, is providing engineering services. The project scope for the new building includes installation of primary and emergency power, fire alarm, security, and nurse call systems, and the buildout of seven state-of-the-art operating rooms, a catheterization laboratory, and interventional radiology room. The new building’s electrical service is comprised of 480/277V, 2,400A double-ended switchgear, two 1,000KW generators and 480/277V, 5,000A paralleling switchgear, 200 KVA UPS, and multiple panel boards. The new surgical center will open in September 2016. The renovation project, located in Lawrence General’s emergency building, involves the integration of existing automatic transfer switches (ATS) to the new generators. The project is being handled in two phases, as the occupied

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hospital’s electrical services must remain operational throughout the project. Use of the existing electrical infrastructure is required during the first phase, and close coordination between E.G. Sawyer and hospital facility personnel is critical, as the intricate project involves the NECA contractor’s crew to trace existing circuits and systems to ensure there is no interruption of power. The renovated area is scheduled to open in late February 2017. E.G. Sawyer project manager Rick Goulet and general foreman Conrad Eleckna are managing a field crew of 24 IBEW Local 103 electricians in the twoyear project. LCN, the tel/data and security division of E.G. Sawyer, is providing security and tel/data services, with project manager Scott Lucca and foreman Bob Leblanc supervising a crew of IBEW technicians.

MEP Design Trends for Healthcare

by Hani Mardini

Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers (AMC) are some of the largest consumers of energy and water in the built environment. Climate change and environmental awareness are increasing demands for green solutions to these buildings’ resource requirements. Sustainable design has been at the forefront of our industry for many years With green rating systems such as LEED, challenges such as the AIA 2030 Commitment, and by extension, the Target 100 program, as well as advances in energy codes, new buildings are being built with a focus on better use of resources. There is also a growing trend towards making medical facilities more “well.” Human wellness, a measure much beyond building green, is being factored into the architectural design and construction of buildings. This includes creating spaces that are healthier for occupants, with better airflow and ventilation, and

weaving landscape into the building aesthetics. Most importantly, the space created (within a building as well as outside the building) foster the patient’s natural inclination to recover from their treatments and illness through the positive surroundings. Trends indicate increased stringent requirements for building energy codes that will affect how MEP systems will need to perform when it comes to environmental impact. Although our industry does not yet regulate wellness in medical building design, there are new guidelines such as WELL Building Standard, which is geared towards human health and wellness, which includes a focus on understanding of lighting, air, and water quality systems. While Facilities Guideline Institute (FGI) may require a certain number of air changes in a space, WELL would also focus on the quality of that air and thus contribute to mitigation of Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) and increased patient comfort. Good lighting design minimizes glare and eye strain, and using daylighting accompanied by a good window view has a positive impact on the patient’s wellbeing. Our team believes that right selection of MEP systems during design helps to protect the environment and save energy, continued to page 36

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Bangor, ME – NECA Maine Division contractor, E.S. Boulos Company, of Westbrook, Maine, has recently completed the first phase of electrical construction of the Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) modernization project in Bangor. The project scope at the new eight-story, 350,000sf facility included providing primary and emergency power, lighting and lighting controls, convenience power, voice/data communications, fire alarm, nurse call, AV, and security system installations. Phase 1 of the state-of-the-art healthcare facility includes a new entrance, lobby, 29-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and 32-bed cardiac telemetry unit. The facility, officially named the Penobscot Pavilion, is centrally located within the existing Eastern Maine Medical Center complex. E.S. Boulos is working with a project team headed by general contractor Cianbro / Brassfield Gorrie, of Pittsfield, Maine. The team also included architect MorrisSwitzer – Environments for Health, Portland, Maine. The project required close coordination between E.S. Boulos and EMMC personnel, as the contractor coordinated all electrical shutdowns and cutovers to ensure the project was handled

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without disruption to existing operations. At peak construction, E.S. Boulos supervised a field crew of 40 electricians and technicians from IBEW Local 1253 in Fairfield, Maine. The project team was headed by project manager Jason Queen, project engineer Mark Reynolds, BIM coordinator Tom Clements, superintendent John Federich, and general foreman Tyler Poulin. E.S. Boulos is also well under way with the second phase of the project, which includes electrical installations for a pre- and post-recovery unit and nuclear medicine suite; a new cardiac suite with eight procedure rooms; 14 new operating rooms outfitted with state-of-the-art technology; a new anesthesia care unit; and a new intensive care unit.

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Precast Complete at Stamford Physicians Center Stamford, CT – The new Stamford Integrated Care Pavilion/Medical Office Building is located adjacent to the Stamford Hospital in Stamford, and will provide ambulatory and specialty-care services that create a coordinated health service, officials say. The facility provides 247,046sf of medical offices (three levels) and five levels of parking on a 120sf x 300sf footprint and took full advantage of a precast concrete structural framing system. “The significant advantage that precast concrete provided was that it offered a consistent and uniform structure and appearance throughout the medical and parking levels,” says Robert Koenig, senior project manager at Suffolk Construction, the construction manager on the project. “The hospital campus space was very tight. Rather than create a low-rise medical building with separate parking alongside, we decided to build both facilities in the same system.” “We looked at cast-in-place concrete and steel, as well as hybrid systems,” Koenig says. “None of them provided the benefits of the precast concrete system. It offered the most effective system and could be erected quickly to keep us on schedule.” Blakeslee Prestress fabricated the 912 components needed, which included double tees, girders, columns, shear walls, spandrels, stairs, slabs, and wall panels. The work was completed on a design-assist basis, with Blakeslee’s engineers providing input during the design phase to plan the most efficient sizes and panelization options. The design features embedded thin brick in the panels at the office levels along with curtain wall at the entrance to create a distinctive welcoming design. Parking levels feature tall spandrels that reflect the

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design of the ribbon windows used on the office levels above. “The look is differentiated between the functions, but it has a similar language and is complementary,” Koenig explains. The design-assist format aided the fast erection, which began in January and completed in April. Blakeslee provided all aspects of the precast concrete design, manufacturing, and field operations, creating a single point of contact to keep the process efficient. The structure features a long-span prestressed concrete double-tee framing system, offering 60-foot clear spans with minimal floor construction depth. “Long-span construction along with inherent durability and fire resistance are key common advantages for both parking and office uses,” notes Chris Zarba, director of sales and project development at Blakeslee. Blakeslee worked with the owner’s design team to develop a unique lateral-bracing system that addressed the functional and operational needs for the two office occupancy uses. The lateral design utilized precast lite walls at the parking levels, which

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Providence Community Health Centers

Providence, RI – Vision 3 Architects recently celebrated with Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) the award of Outstanding Smart Growth Project from Grow Smart Rhode Island. PCHC purchased a former manufacturing facility to develop an entire urban block as a comprehensive healthcare campus to serve its patients in this South Providence community. Over a 10-year period, Vision 3 Architects and PCHC demolished some buildings, worked to designate others as historic landmarks, renovated existing buildings, and constructed new ones. Two existing historic industrial buildings, formerly Federated Lithograph buildings,

have been renovated and a new, 18,000sf two-story addition constructed to make up the new 41,750sf, LEED Silver certified Prairie Avenue Health Center. The 50,000sf former Beaman and Smith mill building is now medical office space, funded in part by state and federal historic tax credits, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a winner of a Rhody Award for Historic Preservation from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. The completed revitalized development, including a new 4,800sf retail pharmacy, creates a healthcare hub in South Providence.

The requirement for hospitals to convert to electronic health records (EHR) is a significant endeavor that contains many challenges for the successful implementation of the technology. Adoption of EHR systems, as illustrated in recent media articles, can pose a steep learning curve for some medical staff. Technology change is particularly difficult in the ever shifting healthcare environment where staff commonly complain about high stress levels, being overworked, and not having enough time with patients. The EHR training requires a significant time commitment from both the employee and the institution. At the very least, EHR training sites should not contribute to these employee frustrations. Training locations should be chosen to minimize the impact on employees’ daily commute and routine. Locating EHR training within

proximity of a clinical facility also reduces travel time for doctors and other employees on call, a hidden expense often overlooked when evaluating sites. A variety of real estate options should be considered, from repurposing existing space on campus for training rooms to leasing commercial space and fitting out a training center. The most viable from a cost and convenience standpoint is to identify space on campus that can be temporarily utilized for the short but intensive training. Smaller community hospitals can utilize their existing multipurpose room or large conference room as the training setting. These spaces can put limitations on class size and functionality but often have the basic AV requirements for computer instruction and can be readily converted to accommodate the classroom function. Larger institutions may choose a commercial lease and fit out a custom training center programmed to meet their specific training needs. This provides them with a highly customized classroom setting that aligns with their short-term training plan while addressing other longterm facility needs for meeting rooms, clinical simulation labs, and ongoing EHR training for new staff. When placing a training facility in a commercial continued to page 23

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Mount Auburn Hospital Ctr. Complete Energy-Efficiency Upgrades for VA HDS Architect, Walsh Brothers CM

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Cambridge, MA – HDS Architecture has completed the design of the new Medical Oncology and Hematology Center located on the main campus of Mount Auburn Hospital. The construction manager was Walsh Brothers. One of the major components of the project is a new solarium with floor-toceiling glass, skylights, and comfortable seating. Other improvements include new patient and family waiting spaces, exam rooms, treatment rooms, and administrative space. Color, fabrics, and furniture were crucial to creating a calm, welcoming,


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home-like vibe throughout the space. Natural wood and rich fabrics in the seating areas, combined with warm wood accents throughout the space, contribute to a balanced and comfortable patient experience.

West Haven, CT – More than 8 million veterans are provided access to healthcare through the U.S.Veterans Health Administration, the country’s largest healthcare system. As part of the federal program, the VA Connecticut Healthcare system encompasses two ambulatory care centers and six primary care community-based outpatient clinics across the state serving approximately 56,000 patients. Under the Veterans Health Administration, VA Medical Centers have a number of energy conservation programs and construction goals to meet. Recently, the ambulatory care center and inpatient facility in West Haven, Conn., partnered with The United Illuminating Company (UI) to develop strategic plans and assess financial assistance for energy-efficiency projects. They aimed to minimize wasted resources and reduce operating costs to help meet their conservation goals. With UI’s expertise and resources, the VA Medical Center upgraded to high-efficiency interior lighting through the Energy Conscious Blueprint program, as

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part of the Energize Connecticut initiative. The program provided assistance and installation of high-quality lighting systems, using cost-effective modern lighting technologies to replace old fixtures. “Patient care is our top priority. The installation plan provided by Energize Connecticut was customized to our needs, making upgrades to one room at a time to accommodate our patient care areas,” said Joseph Simonetta of the VA Medical Center. “By investing in energy efficiency now, we’re saving money that can be put toward additional improvements in patient care in the future.”

Construction Contamination Hurts continued from page 10 Local healthcare facilities gain peace of mind that not only are union workers earning a decent wage, they’re provided decent healthcare benefits that allow them to get treatment in the very facilities they’re building. They’ve got the cuttingedge skills to ensure healthcare providers offer the best care during and after the project is complete. The investment in the program is significant, but because it is made on a national level between labor and management partners, it provides a tremendous bang for the buck. Union carpenters and contractors are rightly proud of the ICRA program. It provides a competitive advantage in bidding to facilities that truly care about treating patients in a health environment. And it highlights the cooperative effort that leads to better building.

The ICRA program has been implemented the way many other UBC training programs have made their way from industry leaders to hands in the field. The Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) is one of the country’s largest producer of text books. Its online Build-a-Book program lets training coordinators across the country pull standardized chapters from more than 80 CITF textbooks to create state-of-the art, targeted curriculum and companion instructor materials that cross all skill sets. Here in New England, union carpenters train at 17 locations, including the Carpenters Center in Boston and the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury, Mass. Bert Durand is communications director of New England Regional Council of Carpenters.

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Caldwell & Walsh Completes First CLEANSUITE System Hybrid OR

by Sharon Apotheker Pomeroy

New York – Caldwell & Walsh completed construction of the first hybrid operating room at New York University Langone Medical Center utilizing a CLEANSUITE system. CLEANSUITE systems are predesigned and fabricated to be delivered in fully integrated modules. Each was custom-designed to include all ceiling components such as integral LED lighting, med-gas, boom mount, diffuser screens, filters, duct connections, and sprinkler piping. The benefits of the CLEANSUITE are many. The compact, low-profile design works well in tight spaces with minimal above-ceiling clearances. Whether used in a new or renovated space, it can reduce the timeline for design and construction, potentially resulting in faster revenue generation. The operating suite where the project is located encompasses 18 active

Hybrid operating room at New York University Langone Medical Center

operating rooms. No interruptions, delays, or cancellations of surgeries due to construction were permitted. Managing the construction with minimum cost and maximum value while considering the client’s needs were among the objectives to meet. With prefab/offsite construction and Lean construction methods among emerging trends being watched this year, Caldwell & Walsh proposed the CLEANSUITE option to the project team, citing benefits such as a reduction in the construction schedule, less waste, and enhanced coordination. “We expect applications like this to be an accelerating trend,” commented Mark Sanborn, project manager for Caldwell & Walsh.

“It offers worthwhile efficiencies. With consensus from the project team, we moved forward.” In a previous phase of work completed by Caldwell & Walsh, new sterile storage rooms were constructed. To accommodate the hybrid operating room and its associated control and sterile storage rooms, a sterile storage room was demolished. Structural steel was added below the slab to provide reinforcement for the new operating room equipment. Shielding was installed in the floor and walls to work in concert with the imaging equipment. New infrastructure was provided, including an air-handling unit and return fan. Temporary HVAC

was provided for adjacent areas affected during construction. Once the CLEANSUITE components were delivered, each was installed and hung from new structural steel and Unistrut supports. Subcontractors and hospital vendors then made final connections to the system. Minimizing onsite coordination of trades during installation accelerated the schedule. “In this type of environment, reducing the number of subcontractors onsite was helpful,” noted Nick Chimienti, project superintendent. “Less congestion in the construction zone enhanced safety for the workers and anyone accessing adjacent areas.” Given the time constraints to get this space operational and the need to construct without disruptions, the CLEANSUITE proved to be a valuable option. Construction activities were concurrent, rather than consecutive, compressing the construction timeline. The operating room has customized features with optimal comfort and performance for surgeons, where contaminants are directed away from personnel and patients during surgeries by way of laminar airflow. This was a successful undertaking where all stakeholders collaborated to ensure seamless delivery. continued to page 24

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Designing a Lean Event that Fits your Healthcare Project

by Teresa Wilson

Designing healthcare projects can be a fraught process; time is tight, money is always a factor, and there never seems to be enough space to do what you want within your budget. How do you deliver patient-centered care while fostering collaboration, maximizing resources, and allowing flexibility for future innovation? Many organizations look to Lean Design to help navigate this process. Lean is a methodology for producing a product or a service that provides value for the customer in the most efficient, least wasteful way. A lean organization understands it is a long-term commitment, requiring involvement and support by everyone to promote continuous improvement. Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) and our strategic healthcare planning group, Sterling Planning Alliance, are passionate about incorporating continuous improvement within our own firm,

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and we are enthusiastic about sharing our experiences with clients as we craft Lean Events to fit within the culture of their organizations. There are multiple types of Lean Events that can be utilized to create better outcomes. Lean Kaizen Blitz SWAT Events

Intensive one-week events: This approach embeds the planning team within the client facility to produce high-level campus master plans. The team’s onsite dedication and focus provide an opportunity to quickly assess how well the physical plant and site support

hospital priorities for patient care, staff, clinical, and support services. As the SWAT event progresses, options are vetted with the hospital senior leadership group for go/no-go status. During the report-out, direction is given to further develop selected options. This type of event is a good fit for organizations that want a big picture look at the constraints and opportunities for targeted growth or reallocation of space. Lean Operational Analysis

When an organization needs to understand its current operational state, data analysis,

interviews, and observations can be used to evaluate the utilization of current resources and recommend solutions. As part of a Lean Event in an academic outpatient clinic, Sterling reviewed exam room throughput data and held events with check-in/out staff to create standard protocols while SBA shadowed staff during patient encounters to determine the best place to allocate resources for medical assistants. These types of Lean Events assist organizations in analyzing operations and can help determine if solutions can be found through operational changes or if additional resources are needed. Lean 2P Events (Process Preparation)

These are week-long events for creating change in an organization using Lean tools to understand initial and target states. Events are held with teams of representative staff at all levels and patient volunteers to produce an outcome where everyone performs at the top of their license for optimal patient care. Each event builds on lessons learned from its predecessors and becomes a means for validating assumptions and continuous improvement. Lean 2P events assist continued to page 22

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Art for Thundermist Health

Wakefield, RI – Corporate Art Group has recently completed an oceanic-themed art installation for the Thundermist Health Care Facility in Wakefield. Art consultant Briana Rignanese worked closely with Thundermist to develop an art package that brought a sense of peace to patients while stylistically flowing throughout the entire facility. Creating an art package for a healthcare facility is a completely unique process from any other industry. Whether it is an assisted living facility or a blood lab, consultants at Corporate Art Group collaborated with interior designers to create an atmosphere that maintains patient and staff well being. A total of 41 artworks ranging from photography, painting, and sculpture was incorporated into the Thundermist facility. Seascapes can begin to look the

same; to keep the artwork refreshing, Rignanese made sure to use pieces that were original and dynamic. Photographs of local beach scenes were printed inhouse, on large-format printers, and stretched as a gallery wrap for the exam rooms. Abstract images with strong nautical elements were displayed using a floater frame, giving the works a contemporary feel.

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Torrington, CT – O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately held construction company, recently completed the fit-out of a 2,400sf space within St. Francis Hospital’s Comprehensive Women’s Health Center. The project architect was TRO of Boston. The project created six new exam rooms, a procedure room, office areas, and

a nursing station, expanding the capabilities of the health center. O&G, the project’s general contractor, self-performed work, which included selective demolition, construction of new partitions, interior finishes, built-in casework, and associated mechanical and electrical services. The facility was turned over to the hospital in May.

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Promote Healing Through Architecture

by Rebecca Dillon

When designing healthcare facilities, architects, designers, and landscape architects understand that the healing starts in the planning of the structure and its outdoor environment. Healing environments are described as nurturing and therapeutic and most importantly, as places that reduce stress. Not only

Leading a healthy lifestyle has become standard in today’s world. From organic foods to preventive care to exercise and fitness to office wellness programs, more and more people take part in the practice of self-driven health. It is no longer a matter of just what you eat but a myriad of factors that play a large part in leading us to great health.

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is reduced stress among residents and patients needed, it is also a key factor in helping staff to better serve their patients. Buildings designed under this premise promote health, healing, and recovery. At Gawron Turgeon Architects, we use certain parameters to help us determine the right elements for each healthcare client’s healing environment. Much of the evidence-based design research relates

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healing spaces to nature and natural elements. That is exactly where we begin, with nature. As humans, we have an innate desire to be connected to nature. Scientific studies support the positive impact that natural forces have on us, and the use of these elements can enrich our environments. Another parameter is the understanding of how our body and mind experience the built environment. We ingest the space’s volume, proportions, and form, and our perception of the space defines our experience. Along this same vein of experience is the use of our senses. Our sensory experience can evoke emotion. Planning through lighting, sound, color, and texture can promote positive feelings for healing. Lastly, a sense of place and/or spirituality to make a space special should be integrated into the surroundings. Rooms for peaceful respite and décor that can inspire the mind are aspects that should find their

way into healthy space planning. The four areas defined above are a starting place for a larger conversation with stakeholders to discuss promoting healing from the ground up. Through research with patients, families, staff, and more, a lot can be learned to help define these aspects specific to the facility and its environment. No area should be free from being assessed as an area that can help drive the health of the people within the space. Rebecca Dillon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ME & NH, is a licensed architect principal and vice president of architecture at Gawron Turgeon Architects in Scarborough, Maine.

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Brigham & Women’s Hospital New Garden Café Bruner/Cott Works with CAMA

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Boston – The Garden Café @ 75 Francis, the end product of a complete overhaul and restructuring of the main dining facility at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, represents the “new amenities” trend in healthcare design, enhancing the end user experience for patients, visitors, and hospital staff alike. The space is on the second floor of a 1970s Bertrand Goldberg clover-shaped, Brutalist tower directly off of the Pike, the hospital’s main circulation spine. The existing

north-facing space had low ceilings, limited daylight, and uninspiring views. Brigham & Women’s Hospital hired Bruner/Cott to help assess their campuswide food service offerings, and plan for the next 10 years of evolution into becoming a dining leader. BWH and Bruner/Cott worked with CAMA Inc. Healthcare Design to develop a range of nine health and nutrition-based venues for their campus, two of which will be realized shortly.

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The project team included foodservice consultant Colburn & Guyette, project manager Ed Arons, architect Bruner/ Cott & Associates, and project manager: Tracey Marquis. Designed to improve the interior environment, food choices, and customer experience, the project will join the two north pods of the second floor via an addition, replace the exterior building skin at this floor, and completely renovate the cafeteria space. The introduction of

large planting beds, natural light, and enhanced views to the exterior are part of a wider initiative by the hospital to bring a stronger presence of nature and respite to its campus. The project objective from a food service perspective was to provide healthy food options and associated nutritional information to inform/teach staff and visitors the benefits of healthy dining choices.

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Refreshing Improvements: UMass Memorial Medical Center Worcester, MA – UMass Memorial Medical Center began construction recently at both its University Hospital and Memorial Hospital campuses, on a 250,000sf, five-year phased redesign project. Currently known as the Campus Refresh, the project designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative consists of new interior standards and upgrades for both campuses. The scope includes finish upgrades to medical/surgical patient rooms, staff support spaces, and public spaces on patient floors including full renovations to provide for new rooms compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plan for this $200 million refresh project included the construction of a working mock-up new patient rooms on both campuses, which opened to patients and staff in the beginning of February. The newly refreshed room on the third floor of the University Hospital campus reflects the changes that UMass will bring to the medical center’s hospitals in the coming years. More than 600 staff and patient surveys were completed to assess design features and finishes in the mock-ups. Participants from a multitude of disciplines responded to questions regarding overall aesthetics and function of the rooms. One of the design features is a new

The newly refreshed room on the third floor of the University Hospital campus

glass panel in the patient room door to allow for staff visibility of the patient with the door closed. “Currently, the doors are kept open,” says Melissa Anthony, a SLAM designer on the project. “If the patient room doors are able to be closed, the environment should improve due to decreased noise disturbance and greater patient satisfaction in addition to a higher sense of privacy.” Another important feature is the inclusion of full-coverage patient ceiling lifts in each room for every bed, a safety feature that benefits both the patient and the caregivers. Staff and patient feedback, in addition to multiple Lean 3P events, have positively impacted the design decisions for the refreshed patient room. In addition to the implementation of EPIC, a digitalized system used for patient charting and electronic medical records,

the traditional nurse station is being redesigned as a collaborative team station in order to deliver interdisciplinary teambased care. “UMass Memorial Medical Center is an academic institution; the environment should foster teaching and learning,” says Anthony. Modular team stations will provide a variety of shared touchdown, dedicated workstations and team break-out space with the ability to adapt to changing workflow in the years to come. New educational seminar rooms supporting the current philosophy for academic instruction will be included throughout the facility.

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Staff and patient involvement is an important and continuous aspect of the project’s success. The incorporation of Lean Design strategies aligning with the hospitals’ new process of collaboration and goals of enhancing teaching and learning throughout, empower the

A full working mock-up of a new patient room on both campuses

success of the delivery of care at UMass Memorial Medical Center. The hospital has set forth a project charter to standardize, declutter, and organize spaces, allowing for improved wayfinding and efficiency for patients, visitors, and staff. “As part of the nursing unit updates, it is great to see the facility embrace a more patient-centered environment that includes a move to private patient rooms at the Memorial Hospital campus. Coupled with the goal of making the patient floors more consistent, the benefit will be improving patient satisfaction and staff work flow. The project fits the hospital’s mandate of being the best place to give care and the best place to get care,” says David Neal, SLAM principal-in-charge. Furthermore, the public pathway at the Memorial campus is undergoing renovations to enhance the circulation of patients, family, and visitors that are navigating throughout the hospital.

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Sound Matters in Healthcare Design Cerebral Palsy MA Saves Energy mechanical system noise, improved wall constructions, etc.), but others can be solved creatively. Can alarms be reduced? Can doors be shut? Can squeaky cart wheels be replaced?

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Creating a healing environment in the midst of a continually operating workspace seems like a paradox. Fortunately, proper acoustical design can help foster quiet spaces for patients to rest while also protecting their private information. Following are common guidelines for sound control that acoustical professionals consider in healthcare projects: Identify the source

To help reduce noise, you first need to identify what’s causing it. Patients are exposed to a broad variety of noiseproducing objects and activities, from medical equipment, to activity inside and outside of their rooms, to helipads and ambulances outside. Once the most critical sources of disturbing noise have been identified, they can be addressed. Some will likely need professional intervention (e.g.,

While it’s important for a patient to understand their caregivers clearly, their neighbors shouldn’t. The walls of a patient’s room should be the first line of defense in keeping surrounding noise out and private information in. Acoustical consultants work with the rest of the design team to ensure that loud spaces (such as lobbies or mechanical rooms) are isolated from patients to the extent possible, that the construction separating them is robust, and that leaks are minimized. (Think about all of the services passing through the walls at the patients’ beds!) It’s all in the details. Use absorptive materials to stop the spread

Although a sleep-deprived patient might love to sequester all noisy objects with thick walls, the demands of monitoring, ease of mobility, and other factors make that impractical. Once the layout of the space is continued to page 47

Stoughton – Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts has partnered with Solect Energy of Hopkinton to install a 109 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Stoughton location. The solar array is expected to cover up to 50% of the organization’s annual electricity use, allowing the agency to apply thousands of dollars in operational savings to furthering its mission. Cerebral Palsy of MA has long been a supporter of green energy and sustainability. The organization first considered going solar as a way to reduce costs while improving the environment. The agency made a choice to own the system outright, an atypical financing solution for a nonprofit, since most do not have the up-front capital and do not qualify for the tax incentives associated with owning a solar system. “The fact that we will be producing

our own energy and that it will pay itself off in a relatively short period of time were important factors in making this financing decision,” said Larry Spencer, CEO of Cerebral Palsy of MA. The solar array will create in excess of $1 million in net cash flow over its 25year warranty period. Despite being a not for profit, the savings will be generated by avoided electricity and delivery expenses, and income from Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs), the state incentive that has helped Massachusetts become a leader in solar energy deployment. In addition to its solar installation, Cerebral Palsy of MA has upgraded all of the lighting fixtures in its building to LED bulbs, and completed an HVAC VFD integration project to reduce the energy used to heat/cool the building and enhance the overall comfort of the employees working in the building.

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Lawrence, MA – Oasis Dental Solutions, located at the Riverwalk Campus at 290 Merrimack St. in Lawrence, recently opened its doors. Interior design firm The Inside View, along with the contractor, The Lupoli Companies, completed the work on the 6,600sf office. The office was designed to create a pleasing experience for both patients and staff. Features include a fun, contemporary color scheme, custom furnishings, and decorative accents including a water feature at the entry to the office. The

historical significance of the surrounding buildings was maintained by incorporating high, open ceilings in the clinical hallways. Treatment rooms offer flexibility in serving patients of all ages. Using state-ofthe-art dental equipment and technology, one of the main features of the practice is the Cerec machine that utilizes 3D X-ray and cone beam technology to provide patients with single visit restorations, implants, and orthodontics.

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organizations to harness the creativity and knowledge of diverse groups to create widespread cultural changes in how healthcare is delivered. Integrated Project Delivery Process (IPD)

This is a design and construction delivery process with early collaboration from the owner and design team utilizing a target-value-design process for effective decision-making within one inclusive contract and cost sharing between the owner, design team, and contractor. Baystate Medical Center, working with SBA and Suffolk Construction Company, determined that a traditional design-bid-build process for a four-story fit-out of 96 inpatient beds and pharmacy was not viable based on budget and schedule. Using IPD, the team

completed the south wing fit-out project one month ahead of schedule and over $1 million under budget. IPD is geared towards front-end decisions by the owner on critical, time-sensitive materials, resulting in early coordination of documents. This process is a good fit for securing early contracts for large infrastructure equipment and reducing changes in the design as the construction proceeds. By creating a culture of Lean, you have benchmarks for decisions, processes for evaluating change, and opportunities to make improvements based on data. Each Lean Design Event builds on previous successes and becomes a part of your organization’s bigger picture. Teresa Wilson, AIA, LEED AP, is the principal managing director at Steffian Bradley Architects in Boston.

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Designing Electronic Health Records Sites continued from page 13 multitenant building, issues of access and schedule must be addressed with property management. If large groups are accessing secure entrances and elevators simultaneously, it will inevitably impact building security staff, other tenants, and visitors. Some landlords may require a design that supports additional entry/ check-in areas dedicated to trainees. Other alternatives to building dedicated training space may be advantageous for organizations trying to manage the initial capital costs of both a new facility and the procurement of new EHR technology. Short-term rental contracts can be made at training centers, convention sites, and, for smaller hospitals, hotels. Choosing a temporary offsite training location also eliminates the challenge of repurposing a new fit-out space for future uses. The design of the classroom and adjacent amenities can impact how the training process is perceived by staff. Two important design factors include: 1) right-sizing the classroom to avoid overcrowding and improve visibility to the instructor’s projection screen and 2) designing the HVAC systems to ensure the training rooms are kept at a comfortable temperature for everyone. The latter is especially important if the classroom function is a change in occupancy from the standard business and hospital occupancy to assembly occupancy, impacting the HVAC systems to provide appropriate cooling and ventilation for the occupants

and the computer heat loads. For example, Margulies Perruzzi Architects recently designed a training center for a major academic medical center, establishing the optimal classroom size at 850sf to 900sf. This was determined by evaluating coursework hours, students, classes per day, space available, total employees trained, and ideal class size. Classrooms were designed for 16 to 20 work stations to achieve a good balance of efficiency and personalized attention. The combination of these factors determines the overall schedule of the training period; a recent client required 12 months to train more than 18,000 employees. MPA also replaced the majority of the HVAC system and provided a new variable air volume (VAV) system for the training center. This upgrade to the existing space provided increased cooling capacity for the change in use, as well as individual temperature controls for adjustment in each classroom. There are many variables in the design of EHR training centers. The goal should be to create a positive training experience that promotes learning and helps hospitals make this technology transition smoothly, without inflicting more stress and frustration on their employees. Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC, is an associate principal and partner, and Nathan Turner, AIA, LEED AP, is an associate partner and senior project manager at Margulies Perruzzi Architects.


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Design for Patients and Providers continued from page 9 Sometimes selecting to renovate existing space over adding a new building can meet the needs of the healthcare facility. The decision is based on a multitude of considerations such as adaptability of existing space and savings in time and/or money. Reconfiguring space can allow for less-used facilities to provide much-needed use of more revenue-generating programs, and also typically allows for upgrades to equipment as needed, keeping all materials at state-of-the-art levels. Placement of functions is an important consideration in healthcare design. For example, imaging departments can consider separate areas for ambulatory patients and in-patients waiting for testing. It is important that adjacencies of patient, staff, and material flows always provide for efficient use of time for patients and staff. Clinics that offer multiple services in the same area also help to reduce patient travel time and stress. Similarly, placement of crucial areas of operation can greatly enhance several outcomes at once. For example, selecting a panoptical layout of a central nurses’ station can allow for oversight of the waiting room, changing room, pre- and

post-operative bays, and the restricted sterile core, allowing healthcare providers better vision to anticipate any issues or problems. Expanding well-used work areas also typically leads to improved staff productivity. Aesthetic decisions are also important. Selecting finishes that exude a comfortable and welcoming feel may positively impact patients and providers alike. Using glass whenever possible to bring natural light into a space also promotes a sense of welcome and well-being. Healthcare environments that incorporate some of the comforting environs more commonly found in spas can be transformed into serene spaces that augment treatmentoutcomes, especially in outpatient cancer treatment centers. Enhancing the quality of the care experience, along with providing staff and operational efficiencies, is the foundation of a proper design process for healthcare. Healthcare design can offer thoughtful care environments that provide improved efficiency and productivity for staff members as well as overall wellness for patients and providers. Anthony Cavallaro is the CEO of JACA Architects in Boston.


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two-year cabling fit-out of the building, which was originally constructed in 1938. NECA contractor J.M. Electrical Co., Inc. of Lynnfield provided electrical installations for the historic building’s advanced Siemens building automation control systems. The scope included wiring and integration of the building’s zoned chilled beams; an in-slab radiant, heating system; advanced floor static pressure control; and 450 individually controlled HVAC zones. J.M. managed a crew of six Local 103 electricians during the 18-month project.

Clement (pile driving) each received the Golden Hammer Award. This award is given out each year to one member of each of the trades represented in that year’s graduating class. It is awarded to the graduate who has demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship and dedication to the profession. Local 111 member Jess Vigeant received the Zachary Constant Award, recognizing the graduating apprentice who displays an all-around commitment to the craft, the union, and the community. Local 2168 member Victor Gonzalez was the recipient of the Alfred Halpern Leadership Award, recognizing the graduate who displays exceptional proficiency and professionalism.


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Boston – The New England Carpenters Training Fund recently hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2015 apprenticeship program graduates. Representing 19 locals, 116 members completed their training in the apprenticeship program in 2015. The four-year apprenticeship program, administered by representatives of labor and management, consists of classroom instruction, shop training, and completion of minimum work hours with union contractors and subcontractors. Five members were recognized with awards given out at the ceremony. Local 424 member Richard Rose (carpentry), Local 94 member Corey Smith (floor covering), and Local 56 member Cristian

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High-Profile: Education


Eastern Conn. State Ribbon Cutting Regis Opens Renovated Science Lab

Antoinette Hays and Travis McCready cut the ribbon.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center / photo: The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Glastonbury, CT – Eastern Connecticut fine arts center possible. State University held a ribbon-cutting The new $62 million facility combines ceremony in April to mark the opening of teaching, performance, and exhibit space its new 118,000sf Fine Arts Instructional for the Performing Arts Department’s Center, designed by Glastonbury-based music and theater programs, as well The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), as exhibition and studio spaces for the in collaboration with William Rawn & Art and Art History Department. The Associates of Boston. center also features several general Robert Pulito, AIA, SLAM president purpose classrooms. The building’s three and principal-in-charge on the project, performance venues include a 400-seat concert hall/auditorium, a 250-seat spoke at the event remarking on the time, myCADD-High-Profile-Ad.pdf 1 the 5/19/16 proscenium 1:37 PM theatre and a flexible 125effort, and emotional investment of seat studio/black box theater. hundreds of people who made the new

Weston, MA – Regis President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, was joined by Travis McCready, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), and other federal, state, and local officials to mark the opening of the university’s newly renovated 826sf science laboratory. The renovated space and scientific equipment is the result of a $355,000 MLSC capital grant awarded to Regis in 2015. Regis also has invested in state-of-theart scientific equipment to support biology and biochemistry studies, including a vertical laminar flow hood, a minus-86degree freezer, inverted phase contrast microscope, a glass still for purified water, centrifuges, and a Countess II cell counter – all of which will advance student tissue

culture training and research. “Regis College’s newest life sciences training facility embodies the commonwealth’s ability to leverage its talent and resources to bring game-changing technology to fruition, grow our economy, and create jobs,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This is an exciting day for Regis, as our newly renovated science laboratory and equipment represent important strategic investments in our future. We are focused on accelerating STEM learning to help more students fully participate in today’s innovation economy,” said Hays, “We are very appreciative to Travis McCready and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center for their tremendous support.”










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Amherst, MA – Bringing together the previously dispersed departments of landscape architecture, architecture, and building technology programs, the new Design Building at the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst will be a dynamic space of exchange, collaboration, and experiment, celebrating a shared commitment to sustainability. The building is targeted for LEED Gold certification and is scheduled for completion in 2017, according to Suffolk Construction, the construction manager. The Timber Design Building functions as a hinge between the formal 1975 Haigis Mall created by Kevin Roche, and the informal and intimate space of historic Stockbridge Way. The building serves as a pathway down the hill through the campus between the two precincts. To create a center space of collaboration, a coiling and rising band of studios, faculty offices, and classrooms surrounds a skylit commons for gathering and presentations. Above the commons, studios and offices embrace a contemplative green-roof terrace, outdoor classroom, and experimental growing space for the landscape department. The slope of the site creates a tall fourstory façade on the downhill side facing the mall inviting the community into the building. On the uphill side, a three-story façade fits comfortably among the smaller historic buildings. The building’s multidisciplinary program is organized around an interior courtyard of exposed timber and an

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exterior landscaped courtyard and outdoor classroom. With a glue-laminated wood frame, floor slabs of composite, exposed cross-laminate timber (CLT) plank, and cast-in- place concrete, the building will be a demonstration of leading-edge timber engineering, a concept informed by the school’s current research in building technology.

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A high-performance metal-clad building envelope will be incorporated, together with a coursed ashlar base of local bluestone integrated with a landscape that makes extensive use of native plants and paving materials. The project is intended to demonstrate the latest sustainable design practices and serve as a model for the integration of campus landscape and architecture.

Walsh Brothers Finishes School Early Boston – Back to school came early for the city of Lynn as Walsh Brothers, Incorporated turned over the new, 182,000sf Thurgood Marshall Middle School two months ahead of schedule. The project was successfully completed in collaboration with the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA), the city of Lynn, Joslin Lesser + Associates/ NV5, and architect Raymond Design

Associates. This four-story building on Brookline Street houses 1,100 students in sixth through eighth grades. The new school features brick masonry and a glass front designed around a central entranceway. There are two wings housing classrooms and science labs. A gym and café share a mutual stage and can be used as an auditorium.

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Their Journey Home

The Landing at Farmington — Front View // Credit: Paul Burk Photography

Seniors prepare to settle in with help from KBE Building Corporation Shaping the face of senior living It was a little over a year ago that an emotional toppingout ceremony elicited chills and hushed reverence in onlookers as the final steel beam was put in place on the new $78-million Jewish Senior Services building in Bridgeport, CT. Prior to being crane-lifted into place, that climactic piece of metal had been autographed by hundreds of wellwishers, including members of the KBE Building Corporation team that orchestrated its arrival, as well as senior residents of the Jewish Home in neighboring Fairfield who anxiously awaited their miraculous new living space. Now, in just a few short months, seniors will be calling the Jewish Senior Services building “home.” Jewish Senior Services, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus, Bridgeport, CT This 372,000-square-foot building holds the distinction of being the first “Household Model” of senior care in Connecticut, replete with private bedrooms and baths for residents, as well as state-of-the-art shared living areas. Working in concert with architect Perkins Eastman, KBE and the building team have brought this new senior living concept to life.


For KBE, however, the lauded Jewish Senior Services (JSS) project is yet one more example of how the commercial construction company has made indelible strides in shaping the face of healthcare by making it feel more like home. The firm has been actively constructing senior living facilities throughout the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. All of the comforts… In many ways, for the seniors that will ultimately fill their halls, the new buildings constructed by KBE Building Corp. provide a place for renewal. Brandywine Living, Litchfield, CT Look no further than Brandywine Living at Litchfield, CT. The assisted living facility celebrated its grand re-opening in late 2015, courtesy of KBE and architect Meyer Design. Here, 7,000 square feet of renovations yielded a new wellness center, beauty salon and a state-of-the-art audio-visual theater. Even the bar received a high-end, English pub-style makeover, boasting custom cabinets, granite countertops, and copper tin acoustical ceilings. A two-story, 23,000-square-foot addition provides assisted living and dementia care on the first floor, and independent living units on the second floor.

Seabury, An Active Life Plan Community, Bloomfield, CT Plans for the active life community in Bloomfield encompass a major expansion of Seabury’s residential offerings and community functions. KBE is serving as Construction Manager at Risk for Phases B and C of the $51-million expansion project. Construction commenced on May 16, 2016. The new 68 independent living apartments and the enhanced Health Center will open in the fall of 2017, which will be followed by renovations of existing assisted living and skilled nursing areas including the addition of new dining facilities. KBE will be working alongside architect SFCS on the Seabury project. KBE completed the $50-million Whitney Center Continuing Care Retirement Community in Hamden, CT with SFCS in the fall of 2011. Among various other amenities, plans for the Seabury campus include new independent living and assisted living units, as well as skilled nursing units, new fitness center outdoor courtyard, and a chapel/auditorium with seating for 225. “Creating a sense of home is an important part of the concept for senior living facilities,” said Mike Kolakowski, President and CEO of KBE Building Corporation. “Being


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June 2016 able to construct these environments that support our senior population adds another level of satisfaction to our work.” Respecting - not restricting - your seniors At a new assisted living facility in Greece, NY, multiple efforts have been taken to help future residents feel perfectly at home. The Greece facility is a $14.3-million mirror image of The Landing at Farmington (CT), which KBE constructed in 2015. The new two-story building is strategically placed in a residential area to promote a sense of warmth and welcoming with incoming seniors. Both the Greece and Farmington residential communities rely on traditional home architectural elements, further fostering the warm and welcoming environment. “Communication is the key in any construction project,” said Senior Project Manager Ross Mezzanotte, who is leading the Seabury expansion project. “We approach these projects with the attitude that we are working in someone’s home – which we are – and that means we need to take extra care to be respectful of people’s space and privacy.”



• 68 new independent living apartments in a three-story

structure with one level of underground parking providing 71 spaces;

• A new fitness and aerobics center, nine meeting rooms, support and storage areas, and an outdoor terrace contiguous with chapel/auditorium;

• A new chapel/auditorium to seat approximately 225, to be constructed at the south side of campus and connect to the existing commons space;

Credit: SFCS Architects

sides of the campus; access road section to the east of the existing Community, and reconfigured wetlands mitigation areas and trails.


• New three-story building addition with 21 new private

skilled nursing units (net 12 beds) and 14 assisted living units (no net increase);

When working in close quarters with an aged population, in particular, communication and compassion informs every aspect of the job. Just ask the crew of Brandywine Living at Litchfield, who, in order to complete the two-story, 4,000-square-foot dining addition, were responsible for demolishing and renovating a portion of an already inhabited building. “The biggest challenge was the demolition for the twostory dining addition, where we had to take down part of the existing building,” KBE project manager Robert Leo said. “There were major challenges performing all that interior renovation work, and working around an elderly population in what is essentially their home.” A key issue for working in any occupied senior living facility is to ensure that residents can enjoy “life as usual” with little or no impact on their daily lives and sense of comfort. Achieving that necessitated careful planning on the part of the KBE team, both to ensure that residents were kept comfortable as well as to ensure the safety of residents and staff as well as the construction team. Four distinct phases were scheduled and color-coded. This kept residents and Brandywine staff fully informed of all upcoming construction activities. This in turn enabled them to plan their days accordingly and to be prepared for the minor inconveniences that come with living in a construction site. Built to last – for generations Back in Bridgeport, when the doors swing wide on Jewish Senior Services this summer, it will welcome both the young and the old. 4200 Park Ave is the former site of the Jewish Community Center so anticipation is building as fond memories abound amongst the JSS community. In addition to the center’s continued care for seniors, the intergenerational campus will offer an 18,000 square foot fitness center, a four-lane indoor swimming pool, a child care center, and much more – all for the use of families. A true homecoming for the community.

• New offices and therapy suite spaces;

• Renovations to existing Seabury Health Center to

reconfigure nine skilled nursing units and 14 assisted living units into new kitchens, dining rooms, and activity areas for each level of care.


• $78 million, 372,000 s/f project with completion expected in June 2016

• First “Household Model” of senior care in the State of Connecticut

• 18 assisted living units (1-bedroom and studios)

• 280 total beds in 20 skilled nursing households with 14 private bedrooms each

• 2 short-term rehabilitation households with 14 private Credit: Don Couture Aerial Photos

bedrooms and bathrooms and indoor and courtyard therapy centers


• $7.7 million project

• 23,000 s/f addition, 7,000 s/f renovation

• Shingle roof with cementitious plank siding, structural

steel with light gauge metal framing and steel joists for the second floor, with concrete slab, light gauge roof trusses

• Extensive wood trim, wainscoting, two fireplaces, vaulted ceiling wood beam and wood plank ceiling very high end finishes

Credit: Paul Burk Photography

• Colonial architecture

• 43 surface parking spaces, sidewalks, site lighting • Completion date: November 2015


• Two story, metal framed, slab-on-grade, 95,000 sf building

ry living “The thought of several generations coming together in a nter new building is exciting for all of us who grew up there and ating have great memories with friends and family,” said Andrew H. Banoff, President and CEO of Jewish Senior Services.

Perhaps that’s what makes the work of the KBE Building wski, Corporation so lasting: the understanding that no matter Being how old you are or become, you can always go home again.

• Sitework and surface parking on the west and east

• The facility is set on a 9.7 acre site and includes vehicle parking for 69 cars

• 142 beds, a commercial grade kitchen, dining halls,

exercise room, nurse/medical rooms, café, lounge, and media rooms

• Interior finishes consist of residential grade carpet, drywall, and vinyl flooring

Credit: Paul Burk Photography

• Completed: September 2015


June 2016


Connecticut Amenta Emma Honored with IIDA NE Award for RMACT

Reception/waiting room designed to create a welcoming and relaxing environment

Norwalk, CT – Amenta Emma Architects of Stamford recently received an IIDA New England 2016 Design Award for Best Healthcare Design. Built in 2015, Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT is one of the leading fertility centers in the country. Its new location in Norwalk at IPark is the newest of four offices. The 20,635sf space includes a comfortable and spacious reception area, exam and HC6_RMA Photos6treatment rooms,

recovery areas, consultation rooms, education rooms, as well as administrative and doctors’ offices. The general contractor for the center was ESRT Construction Company. The center also includes an in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory, one of just 16 leading IVF centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence Program. HC6_RMA Photos5 HC6_RMA Photos4

PACU with soothing colors and floral wall coverings.

The major design goal was to create a relaxing environment for patients through the use of soothing colors, soft forms, and floral wallcoverings. Another goal was to provide spaces for additional support services, including nutrition classes and support groups, as well as acupuncture and fertility counseling. Privacy and flexibility were attained by use of folding doors, sliding doors, and wall panels.

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June 2016


Olenick 2016 Women in Biz Honoree BVH Promotes Two

Glastonbury, CT – Mary Jo Olenick, AIA, principal, chief marketing officer, and member of the board of directors of The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) has been named a 2016 Women in Business honoree at the 14th annual Women in Business Luncheon. Through an annual Women in Business awards program, the Hartford Business Journal recognizes strong and remarkable business women in leadership roles throughout central Connecticut who have mastered their industries and are admired in the community. These women are later honored at the luncheon. Olenick is dedicated to programming, planning, and design for national

Mary Jo Olenick, AIA, of The S/L/A/M Collaborative (lower left) with the 2016 Women in Business honorees

colleges, universities, and academic medical centers. She has spent most of her career at SLAM, with more than 30 years of experience, first working as a project architect and project manager and eventually specializing in programming.

S/P+A Adds Two Associates Hamden, CT – Silver, Petrucelli & Associates (S/P+A) announced that Christopher T. Nardi, AIA, project architect, and Amanda M. Cleveland, NCIDQ, registered interior designer, have been named associates of the firm. Nardi has worked at S/P+A for over seven years, starting out as an architectural intern. His experience at the company has helped him develop expertise and leadership for a wide range of projects, in all project phases, from programming and design, through construction administration. Interior design services were brought in-house just over seven years ago when

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Bloomfield, CT – BVH Integrated Services recently promoted two engineering professionals within its Bloomfield, Conn., office. Brad Huff, P.E., has received the title of senior engineer, and Adam Gower, P.E., has been promoted to commissioning project manager. Huff has worked with BVH for eight years, starting as an intern in 2008 and joining as a full-time staff member in 2010. He is currently working on the Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center in Putnam and the schematic design of UConn’s new Student Recreation Center. Gower is a mechanical engineer who has been with BVH since 2012, and joined the firm’s commissioning department in

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June 2016


Stamford Hospital & Skanska USA Collaborate on New Patient-Centered Facility


Rendering of Stamford Hospital’s new Patient-Centered Facility / courtesy of WHR Architects

Stamford, CT - The process of renovating and expanding Stamford Hospital epitomizes Stamford Health’s values of patient-centered design and collaboration with its patients, employees, design and construction partners, and the surrounding community. Stamford Health’s goal is to provide state-of-the-art healthcare in a patient-centered environment, a task its teams accomplished by “continuously reminding ourselves to walk in our patients’ shoes.” The work involved the construction of a new, 12-story building that replaced a number of existing facilities, some of


which dated back to the early 1900s. In designing the new hospital, Stamford Health incorporated the Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care – ensuring that all elements of care and overall design were approached with the goal of treating the entire person: mind, body, and spirit. From its inception, the hospital renovation and expansion took a collaborative approach. Stamford Health made it a priority to collaborate closely with its neighboring communities in planning the new campus. The result was a more sustainable design. The final hospital would have the green building components to meet the require-

Rendering of cardiovascular operating room / courtesy of WHR Architects

ments for LEED certification. Its new central utility plant is designed for both energy generation and conservation. The executive leader for the $450M New Hospital Building at Stamford Hospital and the Master Plan for further hospital development is Stamford Health’s Stan Hunter. For his work on Stamford Hospital, Hunter was the recipient of 2015 Association of General Contractor’s of Connecticut “Owner of the Year” Award. Hunter needed a strong, collaborative relationship with an experienced general contractor to achieve the hospital’s goals. He found the perfect partner in Mark Miller, account manager and project director for Skanska USA Building. Miller has more than 25 years of construction expertise and a history of successful project completion spanning a wide range of industries, including healthcare, research, hospitality, municipal, higher education, and office construction. Miller is a licensed professional engineer and certified general contractor, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. Together, Hunter and Miller worked with the latest technologies, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), to create a building designed to respond to the needs of its users, from patients and doctors to nurses, other hospital staff, and those responsible for maintaining the complex facility after construction is complete and welcomes its first patients. On the facilities side, Skanska used BIM modeling of the equipment and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) systems to coordinate work on the new central utility plant. During early review of the design with facilities staff, Skanska found that relocating some variable-frequency drives (VFDs) would improve access for maintenance – and that was just one example of how the team identified ways to drive a more efficient, cost-effective maintenance process. In addition to planning the project infrastructure, BIM technology was used to ensure that medical and patient imaging equipment was precisely

Rendering of catheterization lab / courtesy of WHR Architects

coordinated to meet manufacturer’s site specific requirements and all patient care needs. The medical equipment packages for the Operatories, Cath Labs, ICU and Emergency Department procedure rooms are extremely complicated and extensive. Every equipment support, back box, conduit run, light fixture, and diffuser must be carefully planned in placement and constructed in the proper sequence to achieve success in delivering the patient care space. BIM techniques allowed the team to plan efficiently and most cost effectively, well in advance of deploying installation labor to the field. Through technology, hospital staff were given the benefits of a virtual walkthrough and were able to give input into an improved patient design. Skanska also built full-scale mockups of the patient rooms and treatment spaces to further collaborate with hospital staff on design. The result of the collaboration between the teams, under the leadership of Hunter and Miller, is a facility that is sustainable and designed with state-of-the-art equipment and spaces that work for the patient and the team caring for them. The new Stamford Hospital was designed by the Texas based firm, WHR Architects, and is scheduled to open in September 2016.

June 2016


Municipal Eckman Under Way at Milton Fire

New Milton Fire and Rescue Station by Cowan / rendering by Goudreau Architects of Concord

Milton, NH – Sitework has begun and building construction will soon begin on a new state-of-the-art, 9,000sf fire and rescue station in Milton. The new facility, which is being built by Eckman Construction of Bedford, will replace the outdated 65-year-old current station and provide a safer, more functional space for Milton’s Fire and Rescue teams. Cowan-Goudreau Architects of Concord designed the project. The facility will include four apparatus


Excavation for Fire Suppression Cistern at the Site of the new Milton Fire and Rescue Station

bays and is designed to accommodate fulltime staff with living quarters to meet the future growing needs of the department.

J.M. Elec. Completes Museum Project Boston – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc. has completed energy renovation projects at Boston’s Museum of Science. J.M. Electrical performed mechanical upgrades throughout the building and installed a new system for the recently opened Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River. “Boston’s Museum of Science plays a leading role in educating and informing the public of the crossroads of technology and nature,” said Paul Guarracino, president at J.M. Electrical Company. Yawkey Gallery, lobby, and concourse now have state-of-the-art lighting, fire alarm, power, and controls. In addition to internal system renovations, J.M. Electrical installed the backbone networks associated with new digital screens located in the Charles River Gallery and concourse as well as the relocation of the fire alarm annunciator to the new information desk in the lobby. In addition, the firm is powering new, innovative hand-stampers adjacent to the exits patented by the Museum of Science. “The additions and installations made by our team of expert staff will create a higher level of efficiency and quality service for visitors attending the Museum,” said Niall Black, project manager for J.M. “As an organization that stands at the

Museum of Science / Yawkey Gallery photo

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June 2016


Northern New England Stebbins Family Honored

Work Progress on Wildcat Stadium

UNH Wildcat Stadium

Mark Stebbins, CEO of PROCON; Ted Gatsas, mayor of Manchester; Sally Stebbins, PROCON marketing; Katherine “Tinka” Stebbins; Borja Alvarez de Toledo, president, Family Services; and Erin Waters-Child, development coordinator, Family Services

Manchester, NH – Child and Family Services (CFS) honored the Stebbins Family and PROCON in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 12, at the opening of its new youth center. The newly renovated center was named “The Katherine and Herbert Stebbins Youth Resource Center” to honor the parents of PROCON CEO and chairman, Mark Stebbins. Stebbins was in attendance with his wife, Sally, and mother, Katherine “Tinka” Stebbins. Last year the architectural and construction management firm donated $200,000 towards the center’s renovations, along with the resources of its design team, that helped with furniture acquisition and interior fit-ups. In March 2016, an additional $50,000 was added for operations of the center. The youth center opened its doors last November and provides support services for homeless youth in the city, ages 12 to 22 years old. The facility provides them with a hub to address personal needs such as receiving a meal, doing laundry, or taking a hot shower. However, they may also work towards educational or career goals or participate in workforce

development and finding jobs. Stebbins thanked everyone for supporting CFS. “My brother and I grew up in the building behind this one, and my father and grandfather spent years of their lives here. We are very proud of our roots in Manchester and we hope that my parent’s name on the facility will be a reminder that every teenager deserves love and guidance. We are so glad to be able to give back to the City that gave us so much.” As it turns out, the new Center’s opening was commemorative in many ways for Mark Stebbins. Lincoln Street happens to be the very location where Mark’s grandfather, Blanchard, opened the family business in 1935. President/CEO of Child and Family Services Borja Alvarez de Toledo welcomed guests and paid tribute to the Stebbins’ 25-years of unwavering support and how they made the youth center possible. Borja summarized the effort needed to reach Manchester’s homeless youth, “It takes every one of us lending our support to make a difference in the lives of these kids.”

Henry Joins MorrisSwitzer Burlington, VT – Regan Henry, PhD, RA, AIA, LEED AP, GBSS, recently joined the MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health Burlington office. She is a licensed architect with 10 years of experience. Henry is highly proficient


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in AutoCad, REVIT, and SketchUp. She will be joining the master planning team, bringing a unique researchbased perspective to healthcare delivery. She also will be advancing the firm’s initiatives in evidencebased design and planning.

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

pads. Classic waterstruck brick and standing seam gable roofs make this unique stadium right at home on this New Hampshire campus. One unique aspect of the new facility is that visitors enter underneath the videoboard, walk along a sweeping path, over a dramatic 90-ft. bridge, and find themselves right next to the concessions on the main concourse. One level up, the exclusive Victory Club offers 500plus exterior seats for viewing a game, a function area overlooking the woods beyond, floor-to-ceiling glass towards the field, and large outdoor patios. The top level has continuous views of the field for the press and coaches, and three dedicated platforms for broadcasting cameras at home on this New Hampshire campus. The project is scheduled to be completed prior to the first home football game in September.

DESIGN-BUILD TEAM FOR WILDCAT STADIUM: OWNER: The University of New Hampshire ARCHITECT: Lavalleee Brensinger Architect. DESIGN-BUILDER: PC Construction Company STADIUM CONSULTANT: Populous STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates MEP/FP ENGINEER: Yeaton Associates FOOD SERVICE CONSULTANT: Food Service Design AV/IT CONSULTANT: Wrightson Johnson Haddon & Williams GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER: S.W. Cole Engineering, Inc. CODE CONSULTANT: Howe Engineers

Brookstone Completes Shipyard Manchester, NH – Brookstone Builders, Inc., recently completed a demolition and renovation project for the U.S. Navy. The project involved interior updates in an existing structure at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The scope-of-work included the overall expansion of two kitchenette areas, select demolition, and

installation of new custom cabinetry, flooring, and finish work. Due to the security requirements of the areas to be renovated, all work had to be coordinated with security escorts. Brookstone Builders served as a subcontractor, with NADIAD, Inc. of New Jersey serving as the primary contractor.

High-Profile: Northern New England

June 2016

Coach Bus Terminal Under Way

Jewett Selected for Subaru Reno

Rendering of the Renovated Stanley Subaru

Dartmouth Coach bus terminal exterior

Lebanon, NH – North Branch Construction of Concord recently began construction of a new two-story bus terminal for Dartmouth Coach. The steel and woodframed terminal built on the site of a former auto dealership will include offices for management on the second floor and a clear story over the waiting room with post and beam trusses. Design for the project is provided by Sheldon Pennoyer Architects, PLLC of Concord. Foundations for the building are complete and framing is beginning. Construction is expected to be complete by late fall.


Dartmouth Coach bus terminal waiting room

Ellsworth, ME – Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc. has been selected by Stanley Subaru to undertake a 22,000sf design-build renovation of its Ellsworth, Maine auto dealership. The project includes renovations and three additions to the existing dealership and annex buildings. Carefully coordinated project phasing will be undertaken to ensure the firm’s daily operations continue uninterrupted. A conventionally framed addition to the annex building will first be constructed, creating a new auto reconditioning department and administrative offices — after which all operations will be relocated there while the second phase of

construction is under way. Phase 2 includes both a renovation of the dealership building’s existing interior in accordance with Subaru of America’s latest image upgrade requirements as well as two additions, a pre-engineered metal building by Butler Manufacturing to house a new service department, and a conventionally framed addition destined for a new, expanded showroom — the two additions requiring the integration of steel-framed structures with wood framing, as well as conventional steel with pre-engineered metal building components. The entire project will be completed by January 2017.

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KBE Walks to End Homelessness

AGC Volunteers Support St. Mary’s 54 Construction Companies and Organizations Boston – More than 150 volunteers representing the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) returned to St. Mary’s Center to repair and improve the Dorchester campus on May 13. The day-long project brought a substantial level of capital and professional support to the aging facility, located at the former St. Margaret’s Hospital. More than 600 women and children receive shelter, education, and employment training at St. Mary’s Center each year. This year, the day of service included building a sensory room to provide occupational therapy for children from birth through 12 years of age who have been removed from their home due to trauma, abuse, or neglect. In addition, the AGC MA will complete projects in GRLZ Radio, an afterschool program and web-based radio station for teen girls. Last October, St. Mary’s Center honored AGC MA at its annual Diamonds of Dorchester event, bringing together the lead volunteers and companies to receive the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence.

St. Mary’s Center President Deirdre Houtmeyers recognizes the value and impact of theday of service. “We cannot do our work alone. It takes a village to help our women and families break free from poverty, abuse, and homelessness. Thanks to the generosity and talent of the AGC, we can ensure the families we serve have a dignified space to call home and a warm learning environment as they work toward self-sufficiency. Mayor Martin Walsh and his Office of Neighborhood Services along with Boston City Councilor Frank Baker have advocated for the families of St. Mary’s Center and played an integral role in making this service project possible in both 2015 and 2016. Boston City Councilor Frank Baker along with members from 54 organizations took part in the day of service.

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KBE staff members and their families attend the ninth annual Walk to End Homelessness

New London – CT New London Homeless Hospitality Center benefited from KBE Building Corporation’s dedicated volunteers at the ninth annual Walk to End Homelessness, held in April. Four KBE staff members and their families attended the event and raised money for the cause. The construction firm also donated

money on behalf of its corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. This year’s two-mile walk raised a record $20,000 and saw a record attendance of 500 people. The total proceeds aided the New London Homeless Hospitality Shelter and all its programs.

MEP Design Trends for Healthcare continued from page 9 and it also fosters a happy and healthy patient experience and improves staff satisfaction, and that happy, healthy patients and staff lead to improved recovery results. On average, MEP typically constitutes 25% to 30% of the total project cost, creeping closer towards 40% with a complex/specialist medical facility. There is an increased commitment from architects, owners, and construction firms to invest in selecting the right MEP systems, recognizing the significant benefits. For the past several years, there has been a noticeable improvement in the perception of the MEP design for hospitals and AMCs. Whereas it was usually “the boring, technical stuff” that was engaged after the concept stages, it is now increasingly viewed as vital to the intended performance of the building. The clients understand the significant long-term operational cost savings that can be made by conceptualizing and identifying benefits and challenges for system options early in the process. If we are going to meet expectations when it comes to building performance, energy efficiency, and wellness, MEP needs to be fully integrated into the design process from the early preconceptual and concept development stages. Rethinking a building’s aspect or optimum window sizes and shapes at the start of a project, for example, can significantly reduce the need for air conditioning, thereby using

natural shading to reduce solar gain without compromising on daylight. This has a positive impact on the energy efficiency and carbon footprint of a building, and on the environment for occupants. We have been privileged to work with clients that embrace the early engagement model, with excellent results. On some of our major international hospital campus projects (several spanning over 8 million sf) we drove the preconcept stage in order to assist with identifying challenges with programming, block and stack, form, and building massing intent as related to its projected functionality and energy model. It is better to start early with clients on identifying ways to reduce loads before we apply solutions to maintaining environmental conditions. Today’s standard of care in the healthcare industry require that we approach the building and its engineering infrastructure as a system and set energy use criteria that enhance the indoor environment, and consider the health and wellness of the people in the spaces, rather than focusing on incremental improvements beyond a conventional baseline. The benefits of early engagement are tangible and within our reach. An integrated design approach should be the norm across our industry. Only then will we be able to realize the full potential of our buildings and make the environments we work and live in more efficient and enjoyable to inhabit.

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June 2016


Corporate Maugel Completes Fit-Out for Comcast

Collaboration spaces


Chelmsford, MA – Maugel Architects has completed the 131,000sf tenant fit-out for Comcast’s Greater Boston regional headquarters, located at Five Omni Way in Chelmsford. Maugel had previously designed the façade and lobby improvements at Five Omni for building owner Griffith Properties.

The fast-paced project included the design of a 35,000sf call center, a product demonstration lab, a training facility, an executive suite, a fitness center, and a full service cafeteria. The new design features sleek finishes, predominately open workspace, and shared amenity spaces, such as huddle rooms. In addition to Maugel Architects and


Comcast, other team members included property owner Griffith Properties, AHA Engineers, and Aberthaw Construction. Maugel created a flexible design that

Training room

allows for future growth. The building also features open ceiling concepts with LED lighting, an energy management system, and full service generator back up.

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June 2016

Marty Barnes On 20 Years of Building Success

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Xaverian Brother’s High School Athletic facility.

High-Profile had the opportunity to interview Marty Barnes for insight on his company, BARNES Buildings & Management Group, Inc., during its 20th year celebration. High-Profile: What circumstance led to the formation of Barnes Buildings? Marty Barnes: In the early and mid 1990s, I could see two main factors playing out. 1: Engineered building systems were becoming a major player in the low-rise commercial marketplace due to their expanded design capabilities and flexibility, product selection, and of course, they made economic sense. 2: Having worked previously in the manufacturing sector of the steel building business in the 1970s, and then as a general contractor in the 80s providing design build services utilizing engineered steel building systems, I saw a necessity for a contracting source to provide the proper materials and erect the systems correctly as a contract package. This business had inherently been for a general contractor to purchase a cheap building and hire a low cost erector and it generally ended up a mess! The erector and the building company would blame each other for the debacle, and the contractor and owner ended up with unfulfilled expectations. HP: Did the 2007 recession have an effect your business plan? MB: 2008 through 2011 were very difficult times where we had to cut back substantially on everything, including making corporate investments. We did our best to hold onto our most valuable resource – our loyal, hardworking people, many of whom who have been here since our early years! There were no real margins to be made and we tightened the lines on our ship and rode it out.


HP: Who is your customer? That is, what are the owner needs that make a good match for your services? MB: Most of our clientele is now repeat business, whether it be general contractors, developers and/or business owners. These customers are often trying to determine the most cost effective method to achieve the end result they desire, and we will work with them right from the early design stages to make it a reality! They also require their buying process to include excellent quality and fair value for their investment, and they know they can count on us to honor our commitment. HP: In what sectors and territory has Barnes Building expanded? MB: We, of course, originated from the pre-engineered buildings market and have expanded into what would be considered “higher-end engineered buildings” and also the insulated metal wall and roof panel products. One of our better investments was construction of our steel fabrication shop in Hanover, Mass. over eight years ago, which has enabled us to offer complete steel packages. We fabricate structural steel and miscellaneous iron at this facility, and my son Tony Barnes has done an excellent job of bringing that market along for us. We can offer and fulfill as a single source nearly all of our customers’ structural framing and envelope building requirements.

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Tim Allison, VP of project management; Lynne Barnes, controller; Marty Barnes, president; Tony Barnes, GM steel fabrication division; and Anthony Poliatti, project manager

HP: Will you share with HP examples of projects you currently working? MB: Edesia, whch is a food processing facility, Canton Ice Rink, Brewster Ambulance, and Tyngsboro Sports Center. HP: Are there architects or vendors that you work with fairly regularly? MB: Our main building supplier is Metallic Building Company of Houston, Texas, our partner since the beginning, as well as Metlspan Corporation for our panel systems. We have a tremendous relationship with both of these companies, and we utilize that relationship factor when needed to meet customer demands with complex and fast track projects. We have worked with a number of excellent architects and engineers throughout

the years such as RKB Architects of Braintree, Mass. for Edesia; Pando Associates of Canton for Canton Ice; and Beacon Architectural of Boston for Xaverian Brothers High School athletic facility. HP: What do you see as the direction of Barnes Buildings in the near future and 20 years ahead? MB: In the near term, we look forward to opening our new corporate office this summer, which will lead to some exciting company changes as we reevaluate and expand our management team. As for the future, I envision our time-honored BARNES team driving our core mission forward with excellent customer service and continued success for all.

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Kronos Executes Lease at CrossPoint

June 2016

OSA Moves into New Corporate HQ

$40 million Build-Out to Begin

Kronos Executives (l-r): Chris Todd, Senior VP of Operations & CSO; , Alyce Moore, VP & General Council; Mark Julien, CFO; Aron Ain, CEO; Vince Devlin, CPO; Jonathan Proffitt, SR Director of Global Real Estate

Lowell, MA – Anchor Line Partners, LLC and Farallon Capital Management LLC announced that Kronos Incorporated has executed a 12-year, 435,000-plus sf office lease at CrossPoint in Lowell. Kronos is one of the largest technology employers in Massachusetts and a global leader in providing workforce management solutions in the cloud with more than 25,000 customers around the world. In one of the largest office lease relocation transactions in Greater Boston in the past 10 years, Kronos will relocate its corporate headquarters to CrossPoint and unite “Kronites” under one roof, occupying more than 435,000sf across

the entire first tower — and additional floors in the second tower. Kronos and CrossPoint’s ownership team plan to invest more than $40 million toward the design and build-out of a completely modernized facility. The architect for the project is Packard Design, and J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. is the general contractor. Cushman & Wakefield’s John Boyle, Joe Fallon, Michael Dalton, and Debbie Howerton led a team of professionals that represented Kronos in this transaction. Andrew Maher, managing director of Anchor Line Partners, along with CBRE/ New England’s Mark Reardon represented ownership interest in the transaction.

O’Sullivan Architects’ new corporate office

The blank canvas before the design build-out

Reading, MA – O’Sullivan Architects, Inc. (OSA) has completed its corporate headquarters move into the top floor of the historic M. F. Charles Building in the heart of downtown Reading. “After months of looking into surrounding communities for expanded office space, we are very excited to be able to stay in downtown Reading.” said David O’Sullivan, AIA, president and founder of the firm. The building has undergone a complete restoration over the past two years. The GC was Carr Enterprises, LTD

from Peabody. Adam Gray, vice president, served as the project manager. Janice Gorman, senior interior designer, worked out the build-out footprint. The new office layout is 50% larger than the former office and has maintained an open concept throughout the suite. From the 100-year-old reclaimed wood features in the reception area, to exposed exterior brick perimeter walls, to all exposed roof trusses throughout, all take full advantage of added daylight from the building’s only roof monitor.

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June 2016


MPA Engaged to Reposition UPLAND

It’s hard to heal patients in a dirty environment.

UPLAND Atrium / rendering by MPA

Norwood, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has been selected to revitalize and reposition UPLAND in Norwood. Campanelli engaged MPA to work with its design, leasing, and construction teams to develop a comprehensive strategy for improvements to the 193,000sf Class A office building that was formerly known as Upland Woods Building 100. MPA and Campanelli started the process with a careful analysis of market demand in order to design a uniquely attractive asset that appeals to both established and growing companies. Inside, MPA created a dramatic amenity street that connects the new east and west entries and offers all tenants access to the new two-story, sky-lit atrium.

This central street with storefront-style tenant entrances is dotted with impromptu gathering spaces to create community for tenants. UPLAND’s large floor plates and exposed high ceilings provide tenants with open, flexible and brightly lit spaces and accommodate companies starting at 11,000sf. Multiple new exterior entrances provide convenient access to parking, and new landscaped areas offer tenants seating space for outdoor meetings. A former Polaroid manufacturing center, UPLAND’s dramatic revitalization includes a new full-service café, a bestin-market fitness center with a virtual ride instruction spin studio, conference facilities, and a gaming area with foosball, Ping-Pong tables and shuffleboard. The project is expected to be complete in September 2016.

Patient care is complicated. It gets harder when contaminants from the materials, process and workers involved in construction are introduced. That’s why the Carpenters union has developed “Infection Control, Risk Assessment” (ICRA) with national leaders in construction, health care and infection control. It’s a comprehensive certification program that teaches carpenters to recognize and avoid creating environments that hamper the healing process. Ask for ICRA-certified carpenters for your next project.

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To learn more, visit NERCC.org UPLAND East Lobby / rendering by MPA


High-Profile: Safety Week


Shawmut Hosts Safety Event for Industry Leaders Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently hosted a Safety Stand Down at MIT for leaders in the construction industry to train and discuss the importance of company leadership driving safety throughout the organization.

The Shawmut hosted event brought together attendees from across the industry including BOND, OSHA, MIT, Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), trade leadership, and subcontractors. The event included trainings on fall and back injury protection from OSHA, and a stretch and flex demonstration conducted by LIUNA. This Safety Stand Down was part of Shawmut’s annual Safety Week, that teaches staff to actively train and manage safety techniques and protocols. Last

(l-r) Shaun Carvalho, Shawmut safety director; Jim O’Neill, BOND safety manager; and Les Hiscoe, Shawmut CEO

year’s event included over 175 events with 12,000 people trained nationwide. The program and participation continues to grow year-over-year, as it’s a big part of the senior leadership team’s overall strategy and renewed commitment to safety. “This is our seventh year celebrating

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Safety Week at Shawmut,” said Shaun Carvalho, Safety Director at Shawmut. “As Shawmut continues to experience exponential growth nationwide, we want to make sure every person on our job sites has the empowerment, training, and knowledge to be as safe as possible.”

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June 2016


Retail & Hospitaity

EDENS to Create Mixed-Use Center

Jewett Completes Exeter Subaru Reno

Proposed South Bay development

Newly Renovated Exeter Subaru in Stratham, NH

Stratham, NH – Raymond-based Jewett Construction Company, Inc. has completed an extensive design-build renovation of the Exeter Subaru dealership in Stratham. This challenging, 17,500sf renovation—which includes a 7,200sf addition for a showroom, office and service area—was designed to incorporate the town of Stratham’s stringent Gateway Zoning requirements. Aesthetic features added to lend the facility a more residential appearance include clapboard

siding and asphalt shingles, gabled roof lines with dormers, and a cupola. Design of the facility also included the use of such environmentally friendly products as energy efficient LED lighting throughout, as well as a specialized porous exterior pavement whose sublayers allow for slow filtration to the water table—thereby minimizing storm water runoff into the wetlands. All renovations were phased to ensure the fully operating facility experienced no disruption in its day-to-day business.

Boston – EDENS, a national retail real estate developer, recently received approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board for a 700,000sf mixedused development at South Bay. The plans envision a transformation of the adjacent vacant industrial property and concrete plant into a vibrant, dynamic town center along with upgrades to the existing South Bay shopping center. Drawing from its 50 years of experience in crafting community gathering places across the country, EDENS is proposing 113,000sf of restaurants and shops, a 12-screen luxury AMC Theatre with IMAX, a flagship Wahlburger’s, and a 130-room hotel. The firm will partner with Mill Creek Residential to bring 475 housing units to

the South Bay development with a mix of studio to three-bedroom residential units. The new residences, all within close proximity to two T Stops, will be highly amenitized with roof decks, a pool with cabanas and grilling areas, fitness facilities, and more. Planned investments include over $7 million to neighborhood infrastructure improvements and over $1 million in community benefits during South Bay’s development. In addition to partnering with local authorities to make significant traffic improvements for the community, EDENS will increase security, shuttle services, and create a series of landscape improvements, a pedestrian main street, and welcoming outdoor spaces.

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Landscape Five Ways to Enhance your Landscape with Money Saved on Snow Budgets year capital planning list (that I know you all have). Here are some ideas: Invest in Perennials

by Jon Ciffolillo

We all know that budgets not spent have a funny way of disappearing from future property management operating budgets. “Use it or lose it,” they say. Now the question is how best to use that available money so you can maximize its impact not so much today, but in the long-term interest of your property or long-term reductions to your operating budgets. The basic assumption here is that your snow budgets and your landscape budgets are closely related, if not combined. If you have had the benefit of a seasoned and professional landscape contractor, some of these options have likely been reviewed with you at some point. So where do you look to find landscape maintenance investment opportunities? I suggest that you start with either that list of deferred maintenance items or that five-

Year after year you spend money on annuals that, although providing instant gratification and curb appeal, are planted, then ripped out only to be repeated annually. The upfront cost of planting perennials can be double that of annuals. If you do the math, a perennial installation, which enhances the property year after year, will pay for itself in two to three years.

The obvious way is through grass that is watered consistently, avoiding soggy areas and burned areas in the summer. The less obvious benefit is through reduced water consumption and waste. There are simple strategies of watering at appropriate times,

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This is a process that enhances your turf by helping with air circulation, water absorption, and decompaction of soils. The problem is the service itself gives no instant and visible gratification, so it’s often overlooked and eliminated from budgets. Investing in this landscape maintenance service will pay dividends through improved and more resistant turf for two to three years. Make Irrigation Assessment And Upgrades

Most irrigation budgets account for startups, shut-downs, and some minor repairs. Investing in an irrigation assessment and upgrades pays dividends in many ways.

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Restoration & Renovation Ostrow Electric Completes Renovation at MIT installation of the building’s new primary and emergency systems, lighting and lighting control, fire alarm, and security systems. For life safety, the building is equipped with a voice evacuation fire alarm system. The building’s elaborate access control security system consists of 127 doors at the facility armed with card readers and access control. The building showcases an MIT Percent-for-Art lighting piece designed by artist Leo Villareal. The work features

240 hanging, 9-foot LED rods arranged from the ceiling in the north vestibule. The lights cycle through a randomly generated series of combinations. Ostrow Electric supported the installation of the fixtures, installing power and communications wiring to allow function and control of the cascading element of LEDs. The project team includes architect Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners, LLP, New York; Engineer BR+A, Boston; and CM Consigli Construction of Milford.

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Cambridge, MA – Ostrow Electric Company, a NECA contractor based in Worcester, has completed the comprehensive electrical renovation of MIT’s historic Sloan Building – E52, located at 50 Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Electrical distribution is delivered from a 13.8kV substation, via 75 distribution panels, which the Ostrow

team wired and installed throughout the building. The complete restoration of the 143,950sf building included construction of a new, 20,000sf seventh floor glassenclosed addition, which doubles the size of the MIT Faculty Club and also houses a new conference center. Ostrow’s project scope included

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Mitchell Holds Grand Opening Finegold Alexander Architects Williamstown, MA – Mitchell Properties announced the grand opening of Cable Mills, the new 61-unit residential loft development located along the Green River on Water Street in Williamstown. After more than a year of construction, the historic buildings have undergone a dramatic transformation from their past as a factory making wire and cable dating back to the post-Civil War era. The adaptive reuse design drew on the expertise of Finegold Alexander Architects. “Designing these units in this historic mill setting allowed us to take advantage of the tall ceilings, expansive windows, exposed brick and beams,

open floor plans, and stunning views,” said Jim Alexander, principal at Finegold Alexander Architects. “The result is absolutely breathtaking.” Working with the existing envelope, the design team created a multitude of layouts from townhomes to single-level flats, many with views of the landscaping, river, and mountains beyond. “This was a true team effort with commitment on all sides from the town, to the financing team, to the tradesman onsite,” said Dave Traggorth, principal of the Traggorth Companies and project manager for the development.

Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $9.5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Madison Williams LLC, an affiliate of the Madison Park Development Corporation, to rehabilitate the former Tropical Foods Supermarket at 2101 Washington Street in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood into 30 units of mixed-income housing and ground-floor retail. Sixteen of the units will be rented

to households earning no more than 60% of the area median income, five units at 70% AMI, and nine at market rate. MassDevelopment also assisted the Department of Housing and Community Development with the approval of federal low-income housing tax credits, which provided about $2.7 million in equity for the project. Eastern Bank purchased the bond.

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design practices, they are often necessary to meet privacy regulations such as those required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Further, they are necessary to assure positive outcomes in patient evaluations used to influence the allocation of federal funding for hospitals under the Affordable Care Act. Projects that consider acoustics early in the design process tend to get the most well-integrated solutions; when it’s left as an afterthought, the acoustical conditions are rarely as successful. Hospitals are complex facilities with many demands, and the process of their development involves a bevy of designers, engineers, consultants, project managers, and construction professionals. It is the role of the acoustical consultant to not only advocate for the acoustical environment most conducive to healing and a safe, comfortable, and healthy workplace, but also to help coordinate and integrate the acoustical design into the broader architectural context. Kristen Murphy, LEED AP BD+C, is a consultant in architectural acoustics at Acentech in Cambridge, Mass.

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Johnston, RI – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), based in Marion, Mass., recently began the final phase of an exterior renovation at Brookdale Pocasset Bay Assisted Living facility located at 12 Old Pocasset Lane in Johnston, R.I. The project, which began earlier this year, features renovations to the exterior envelope. This includes new siding, new sheeting, new epoxy on the decks, new paving, new sidewalks, and new windows throughout. The anticipated completion date is later in May. The total cost of the renovation is $1.6 million. “What’s most gratifying about this project is that our company did the interior renovation last fall. It’s kind of nice to see the entire renovation unfold,”

said Tom Quinlan, president of SCI. Last September, South Coast Improvement Company completed a renovation of common area spaces on the first floor of the facility. That included renovations of two kitchens, two dining areas, a hair salon, and the public restrooms, as well as new carpeting and paint throughout. The entire renovation cost was $541,000. “One of the challenges of renovating an occupied building is keeping the impact on day-to-day operations and activities to a minimum,” said Quinlan. “By developing a process and through coordination with staff, we can take on renovation projects like these — interior or exterior — and have minimal impact on residents and day-to-day activities.”

Westbrook, ME – Construction crews are hard at work framing Stroudwater Lodge Senior Living Community in Westbrook. Construction manager, PROCON of Manchester, N.H., teamed up on the project with the developer, Northbridge Companies of Burlington, Mass., and The Sandy River Company of Portland, Maine. Gawron Turgeon Architects of Scarborough designed the 95-apartment senior living community. Preliminary sitework began in November 2015, followed by the foundation placement that was completed in December. Currently, exterior framing is about 90% finished, and work crews are halfway through the interior framework. Stroudwater Lodge offers residents a new standard of living for the next

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generation of seniors, with numerous onsite amenities for their convenience. The three-story community features upscale one- and two-bedroom apartments with the option of independent or assisted living. Residents may enjoy a theater, art studio, salon and barber shop, café, pub, outdoor patio, brain gym with touch screen technology, and sunroom. The 90,848sf community is part of the Stroudwater Landing campus and adjacent to Avita of Stroudwater that opened in 2013. Stroudwater and Avita will cover the full spectrum of senior living needs to include specialized memory care. Together, the multiliving communities will function as part of the larger Westbrook community with common spaces to support and connect with local events.

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Boston – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, has begun renovations for the Lyman School Apartments, an affordable apartment community in East Boston The senior low-income housing apartment project is being subsidized by the federal government’s Housing and Urban Development Division (HUD) and supported by the East Boston Community Development Corporation (EBCDC). The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The project features interior and exterior renovations to a historic red-brick structure that was originally built in 1912 as the Theodore Lyman School. The 40,000sf, five-story building, located at 30 Gove Street, was converted to elderly housing in the 1980s. The new renovation

will create a mix of 45 rent-assisted studios and one-bedroom apartments, office space, common amenities, and community space. It will include the modification and rehabilitation of occupied space, including the conversion and upgrade of five units to handicapped accessible units. Project details include masonry restoration, installation of all new windows, new kitchens and flooring, painting, extending sprinkler systems, installation of central air conditioning, updates to code, and updating compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including an exterior ramp and an interior lift. Project team members include: Michael A. Interbartolo Jr., AIA of East Boston, architect; and Crossfield Engineering, Inc. of Groveland, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering.

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Preservation Shipwreck Discovery at 121 Seaport Project Site Developer Unlocks a Piece of Boston’s History at Construction Site for New 17-Story Office Tower

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Boston - Development and construction firm Skanska USA and the City of Boston announced the conclusion of an archeological investigation into the remains of a shipwrecked vessel discovered during excavation at the site of Skanska’s 121 Seaport development, a 17-story, 400,000sf Class-A office building with two floors of retail currently under construction in Boston’s Seaport District. During normal excavation operations at the site, a Skanska employee noticed an unexpected structure believed to be the outline of a boat hull. Recognizing its potential significance, the company halted construction and contacted the City of Boston archaeologist Joe Bagley, the Massachusetts Historic Commission and The Public Archaeology Laboratory to conduct an investigation of the ship’s potential historic significance. A team of seven archaeologists including the Public Archaeology Laboratory, City Archaeology Program, nautical archaeologists, and archaeologists with the State of Massachusetts convened at the site to document the shipwreck. The team found: The 121 Seaport ship was wooden,

about 50 feet long, and built sometime between the late 18th and mid-19th century. It had at least two masts. It held a large cargo of wooden barrels that contained lime, possibly from the Rockland area of Maine. The team found several dozen barrels of lime, suggesting the entire bottom of the ship was covered with lime barrels. The ship contained two knives, two forks, and a stack of burned plates in the rear of the ship. The ship sunk sometime between 1850 and 1880. The ship itself is likely older than the date it went down. It could have been made in the late 1700s or early 1800s. Most of the wood is charred, suggesting that the ship burned because when lime gets wet it reacts to produce heat, which can cause fires. The team was unable to determine if the 121 Seaport ship burned causing it to sink, if it was deliberately scuttled in the low-lying mudflats when the fire started, or if it ran aground and then burned. Due to age and severe deterioration of the wood due to the fire, removing the remains of the ship from the site in one piece is highly unlikely.

(l-r) City of Boston archaeologist Joe Bagley and Skanska USA commercial development CEO and president Shawn Hurley standing in front of the shipwreck discovered at the 121 Seaport construction site / photo credit: Russ Campbell

“We are so thankful to Skanska for voluntarily stopping construction to investigate this amazing find. We truly appreciate the opportunity to study the ship’s historical significance,” said Joe Bagley, the City of Boston archaeologist. “We almost never get this kind of opportunity.” “We’ve enjoyed working closely with the talented team of archaeologists in their search for more information about the ship. Skanska strives to be open and transparent, and we want to respect the communities where we develop and build. That means respecting their history,” said Shawn Hurley, president and CEO of Skanska USA Commercial Development.

“We are highly invested in Boston and believe its history is part of what makes it so special. It is fascinating to unlock some of that history while building the city’s future.” With the completion of the archaeological investigation and excavation, Skanska will resume construction activities. The company is committed to preserving as much of the deteriorated ship in its ongoing construction excavation process. The company hired an independent consultant, The Public Archaeology Laboratory, which will continue to work with the city to conduct additional research on the ship and compile a report expected later this summer.


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Wilson Butler Designs Auburn Ctr. Auburn AL – Auburn University selected Boston-based Wilson Butler Architects to design a new $50 million performing arts center that will serve as the cultural gateway to the university when the center makes its debut in 2019. The new facility will include a 1,200-seat multipurpose theater, an intimate music recital hall, practice rooms, and studio and support spaces for students, faculty, and guest artists. The design team includes Atlantabased tvsdesign, selected as the project’s architect of record. Auburn University, a public institution with over 27,000 students, utilized an atypical in-depth selection process that went far beyond the standard two-hour interview of finalists. The four shortlisted firms participated in a four-day compensated design charrette to demonstrate their skills, creativity, and problem-solving process. “Wilson Butler was selected based

upon their strong understanding of the processes, development of strong solutions, support of our constituents, and their connection with the community,” said university architect Jim Carroll. “Their work designing performing arts centers, historic theaters, academic art facilities, and high-tech entertainment venues is nationally known, and our university team is enthused about achieving a very successful and transformative design that will draw on this diverse experience.” Funding for the center will come in part from a donation made by John and Rosemary Brown, both Auburn University graduates. Approximately $25 million from the Browns’ gift will be dedicated to building the center. The remaining funds will be raised from additional donors. When completed, the new 90,000sf performance center will serve as the cultural gateway to the university.

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White Plains, NY – A.P. Construction, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., has completed a building renovation and addition for the White Plains Hospital. This marked the second project that the company has completed for the hospital. The $32 million project involved the construction of a new 38,000sf medical office, and significantly upgrading the first floor, front lobby, and façade of the cancer treatment center itself. This six-story building more than

doubles the size of the hospital’s cancer facility to 70,000sf. A new state-of-the-art pharmacy was constructed in the lower level of the new medical office building. An existing four-story brick building was removed from the site at the location of the new structure. During the past 20 years, A.P. Construction has completed over $150 million in healthcare construction projects in Connecticut and New York.

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Winners: Hannah Cheneau, Kara Ammon, both from ConVal Regional High School Peterborough; Phil Martino, JT Cloutier, and Jarod Redfield, Monadnock Regional High; Brenna Whitney, Lindsay Woodward, and Hayden Pavao, Pinkerton Academy, Derry; and Patrick Chan, Salem High School. Missing from the photo was Giuseppe Puglisi of Pinkerton Academy.

Keene, NH – The New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Keene State College Architecture Department recently held its annual joint event to honor Dr. Jay V. Kahn and to celebrate the establishment of the AIA New Hampshire-Kahn Family Fund for the Advancement of Architecture. In addition, scholarships and student design awards were presented. The AIA New Hampshire-Kahn Family Fund is an endowment to support KSC architecture student study-travel opportunities by helping students study abroad and in the U.S., to expand their knowledge of architecture beyond New

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Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma’s CREC Discovery Academy project was awarded Best Specialty Project – Adaptive Reuse at the CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards event in April. Amenta Emma designers salvaged 48,000sf of an abandoned electric utility building and created a 19,000sf addition

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Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently announced that its work on Codman Academy’s Lithgow Building was awarded Best Practice – Small Project at the 13th Annual International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Boston Awards of Excellence: Building Innovation ceremony in May. To renovate the historic 1899 Lithgow Building, Shawmut completed a 13,000sf fit-out of the space, integrating new systems in the historic building, mitigating acoustical challenges of the wood frame construction, and combatting floor-to-ceiling height issues to meet Massachusetts Historical Commission

requirements. The team also installed efficient lighting to maximize productivity and energy, enabling the project to achieve USGBC LEED Gold certification. Shawmut’s scope of work included building out core classrooms; a special education classroom; library; art room; dance studio; administrative facilities; cafeteria; and multipurpose room. The team worked with Miller Dyer Spears to embellish the space with elements of nature — natural wood, exposed brick, twigs, and wooden benches — to create a nurturing and safe environment for students, and is considered to be one of the first trauma-informed designed schools in the country.

Bristol, RI – TRAC Builders Inc. founder and president, Bill Tracey, was named Distinguished Person of the Year by the Roger Williams University Construction Management Professional Advisory Board (CMPAB) at the sixth annual Construction Management Alumni and Senior Dinner on April 29. Roger Williams University presents the award to veteran construction professionals who have helped strengthen the uni-

CBC Announces Team Awards Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) announced the following winners for its 20th annual Project Team Awards: New Construction

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includes research at the Water and Environmental Research and Transportation Centers at the University of Alaska. While in Russia, Kulchitskaya was the head of a university math department. She is familiar with REVIT, RISA 3D, SAP 2000, RAM Steel, SolidWorks, AutoCad, MathCad, and Abaqus.


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Sgroi Joins City Point Partners Boston – City Point Partners announced that Joseph Sgroi, a 15-year veteran of the architecture/engineering/construction industry, has joined the company as its communications specialist. Throughout his career, Sgroi has overseen an array of community outreach initiatives. Many of these initiatives were undertaken


while in his role as the chief of staff to State Representative William G. Greene, formerly the house chair of several legislative committees. He has also developed public outreach strategies that engage a variety of constituents who are affected by public construction projects.

WSP|PB names Ng Supervisor Boston – Ying Ng has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Boston office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Ng has more than 20 years of experience in design, consulting, project management, project development, and site selection for energy projects In his new position, he will be responsible for a range of tasks related to power project development.

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Kelliher Earns Architecture License

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Springfield, MA – Dietz & housing projects including the Company Architects, Inc. UMass Center at Springfield announced that Daniel “Jamie” and UMass Marketplace in Kelliher is now a licensed Springfield, Mass. and the Park architect in the commonwealth West Apartments in Vernon, of Massachusetts, bringing the Conn. firm to a total of eight licensed Prior to joining Dietz & architects. Company, Kelliher worked as He joined Dietz in 2011. a design manager at the worldKelliher His experience includes famous Arcosanti project in work on a variety of educational and Mayer, Arizona.

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Cochrane Joins Jewett Raymond, NH – Stacey Cochrane recently joined Jewett Construction Co., Inc. as its new company controller. Cochrane brings some 18 years of financial experience to the Jewett team.

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June 30

IFMA Boston’s Annual Golf Classic

Design Charrette - Open to All

Ready to break out the clubs and hit the course? Join us at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens! Red Tail is the top ranked course in Massachusetts and as a result all the foursomes were sold out in record time last year! It is a single course, so only 36 foursomes available this year. Act fast! More information contact: ifma@ifmaboston.org; carolyn.hickey@stvinc.com; or tdavis@sterlingmail.com;

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

IIDA July 28–29

20th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference Mass.College of Art and Design, Boston.

The theme of the conference is “Design at the Inflection Point” and addresses the role of design research in the advancement of design practice. More information - iida.org

More details at architects.org/bsaspace 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

NAIOP July 26

NAIOP@ Night

Promoting the Mechanical Contracting Industry for

125 We offer membership within the Mechanical Contractors Association, Mechanical Service Contractors Association, and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau. We support our member contractors through our educational seminars, labor and government relations, industry news and marketing. Committed to the future of our industry, we sponsor MCA student chapters at Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Our affiliation with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and our strong, cooperative relationship with the United Association enable us to offer our members numerous opportunities to build lasting, beneficial relationships with peers while acquiring the business knowledge and tools to keep their company successful.






5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Coppersmith, 40 W 3rd St South Boston.

Check out Coppersmith’s dynamic venue. Expand your network and develop valuable business relationships, while enjoying some appetizers and cocktails. Open to all members of the Commercial Real Estate Industry. See more at: http://www.naiopma.org/events/ NAIOP-Night-- 423/ details#sthash.tPFlO53w.dpuf

MBC June 27

Annual Golf Outing Wollaston Golf Club 999 Randolph Ave., Milton, Mass.

Join us for a design charrette on June 30th to brainstorm for our newest community service project: the transformation of a Boston classroom from status quo to super green. Please join us with your ideas, expertise, material donations or just a willingness to help out! RSVP to this event to receive updates on location and specific details. Register Now http:// usgbcma.org/civicrm/event/ register?id=1060&reset=1

SMPS June 23

What is good business development? 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM UMass Club,1 Beacon Street, Boston (32nd Floor)

In the eyes of an owner what differentiates an industry professional/confidante from an industry obligation? Join us for a lively, interactive, and informative discussion on business development best practices. After the program join SMPS for cocktails, networking, and light bites during our Mix @ 6. For info: http://smpsboston.org

BISNOW June 21

Annual Future of Downtown 7:30 AM Boston Seaport Aloft Mann Ballroom, 2nd floor 401-403 D St. Boston

The developers, investors and thought leaders who are shaping the skies and streets of beautiful downtown Boston will be with us to discuss the future of this magnificent part of America’s heritage. For more info: www.bisnow.com/events

10:30am-12:30pm: registration, lunch,driving range & putting green available 12:30pm: Shotgun start, 5:30pm: Reception, dinner, awards Register at www.buildingcongress.org

Construction Institute


Start the Summer Golf Season with the with the Construction Institute! This is a great opportunity to get on the course for a quick 9-holes to brush up your golf skills. Grab co-workers, clients or friends and make a foursome! Register early as we are limited to 44 golfers. This was a sold out event last year. http://construction.org/events

June 22

Meet the BSA Foundation 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM BSA Space, 290 Congress St. Boston

One hour “tour” of BSA Foundation programs and why they matter. Event is free, but seats are limited. Reserve your space! For information: bsa@architects. org or contact Penny Mitchell at pmitchell@architects.org

June 22

Swing Into Spring Lyman Orchards Golf Center, 700 Main Street, Middlefield, Conn.

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