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Award Winners 2016 and Life Sciences Facilities N E W E N G L A N D FA C I L I T I E S D E V E L O P M E N T N E W S

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SQZ Biotech Expands View to bar / page 18 / rendering provided by LAB / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc


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Kronos to Commence Global HQ Shawmut Celebrates Topping-Off -Ceremony at Brown University Sanford HS Builds Green Shawmut Completes Milestone at Choate United Steel Finishes Work at UConn Nauset Begins Condo Project KBE Awarded Seabury Project Interview With Tim King

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SQZ Biotech Expands............................................................................. page 18

United Steel Finishes Work at UConn...................................................... page 12

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Sections: Publisher’s Message...................... 6 Up-Front....................................... 7 Life Sciences............................... 16 Retail/Hospitality........................ 22 Awards...................................... 23 Trends & Hot Topics................ 34,47 Philanthropy............................... 44

Connecticut................................ 45 Mixed Use................................. 46 Healthcare................................. 48 Restoration & Renovation............. 50 Corporate.................................. 51 People....................................... 53 Calendar................................... 54

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Up-Front Kronos to Commence Global Headquarters

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Chelmsford, MA – Kronos Inc. recently hosted a ceremonial golden sledgehammer groundbreaking event to commemorate construction of its new $40 million global headquarters facility at Cross Point in Lowell, that the company is set to occupy by the summer of 2017. Kronos executives and Cross Point owners, Anchor Line Partners and Farallon Capitol Management, were joined by state and local officials at the groundbreaking ceremony and attended a

reception at the newly opened Tavern in the Square at Cross Point. The new headquarters is being built to accommodate the company’s consistent and exceptional growth as the $1.1 billion global leader of workforce management solutions in the cloud. Kronos entered into a 12-year lease to relocate its global headquarters to Cross Point, making it one of the largest office lease relocation transactions in Greater Boston in the past decade.

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J. Calnan & Associates is the general contractor. Kronos and Anchor Line Partners, which purchased Cross Point in 2014, plan to invest more than $40 million to design and build out a completely modernized, high-tech facility across more than 435,000sf of office space. By the summer of 2017, Kronos plans to move nearly 1,300 headquarters-based employees into the Kronos Tower at Cross Point.

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UVM Expansion Breaks Ground

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Burlington, VT – E4H MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health recently announced that the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center’s $187 million initiative has broken ground with a new inpatient bed building, the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building. The project, approved in 2016 and slated for completion in 2019, will facilitate the medical center’s ability to ensure patient safety and quality of care, enhance the patient experience, and provide greater operational efficiencies. Building features include four inpatient floors of 32 single-occupancy medical-telemetry-capable rooms, for a total of 128 private rooms with private bathrooms, increasing the medical

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Portland, ME – Harriman and The Cecil Group, a newly merged architecture, engineering, urban design, planning, and landscape architecture firm with offices in Portland and Auburn, Maine, Manchester, N.H., and Boston, held a groundbreaking recently for the Alfred Osher Jewish Community Alliance Campus in Portland. Designed by Harriman, the 19,000sf Morris A. and Bertha Levine Portland Jewish Community Center will be home to an accredited five-classroom preschool, after-school enrichment program, community meeting rooms, a multipurpose assembly hall, library, kitchen, food pantry, and administrative offices. Harriman will work closely with the construction manager, Ledgewood

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Sanford HS Builds Green

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Sanford, ME – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the new 330,000sf Sanford High School and Regional Technical Center. Lavallee Brensinger is the architect, and Hutter Construction is the contractor for the new comprehensive high school and technical education center for approximately 1,400 students. The project team includes RFS Engineering, Becker Structural Engineers, Sebago Technics, Inc., Crabtree McGrath Associates, SW Cole Geotechnical Engineers, and Cavanaugh Tocci Acoustics. Located just minutes from the new school, Genest Concrete has manufactured several types of concrete block for the new school. The exterior features the bold look of the Genest Manchester Block, architectural ground face block, and Omni Block, an insulated masonry wall system which will be used to improve the

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A beam signed by hundreds of members of the Brown University community is raised into place.

Providence, RI – Led by school president Christina Paxson, members of the Brown University community joined together with the Shawmut Design and Construction project team and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza for a topping-off ceremony held in May. A beam signed by members of the Brown community was placed on the new 80,000sf School of Engineering research building located at 345 Brook Street in Providence. Designed by Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimerlake, the $88 million project broke ground in November of 2015, and is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The building will include specialized facilities for nanoscale and biomedical engineering, along with two full floors of new lab space designed to foster collaborative and cross-disciplinary research. The project will also create a new green space that will connect to the existing network of open spaces and tie the various engineering buildings together. The project utilizes a full Integrated Project Delivery method, the first of its kind at Brown, and the first for a university

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lab in the nation. “It will create a culture of collaboration and innovation,” said Larry Larson, dean of engineering. “It’s a model for the nation in the years ahead.” The project will also adhere to the Brown University facility design and construction standards and will target at minimum LEED Gold certification with an energy and performance goal of 25% better than the minimum efficiency and performance criteria established in the Rhode Island-adopted International Energy Conservation Code.

Work Underway to Renovate HCC Holyoke, MA – Walsh Brothers, Inc. has been selected to renovate the main Campus Center building at Holyoke Community College (HCC). With an estimated construction cost of $30 million, the scope of the project is to renovate and reconfigure the existing exterior envelope, provide new entryways, building systems, and a comprehensive renovation to the interior spaces. “The updated, state-of-the-art Campus Center will serve as the new main entrance and welcome center for the college, which is something we’ve never had before,” said HCC’s long-time president, Bill Messner. “It will in many ways give the school a new feel and entry point.”

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July 2016

LFB USA Breaks Ground

(l-r) Robert Fletcher; Mike Megna; Fritz Reinhart; Mayor Arthur Vigeant; LFB-USA President William Gavin; architect Jon Cocker; Meredith Harris, Marlboro Economic Development; Angus McQuilken, Mass. Life Sciences Center; and David Masiello, president of RP Masiello Construction / Daily News and Wicked Local Staff photo / Art Illman

Marlborough, MA – LFB USA recently broke ground on a new 65,000sf manufacturing and laboratory facility that will bring 50 new jobs to the region. Located on vacant land on Crowley Drive, the $37 million manufacturing facility will, in part, be used for the early-stage processing of antithrombin, commonly known as ATryn. William Gavin, LFB president; Fritz Reinhart; and other company officials were joined by Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Angus McQuilken, vice president of communications and marketing for Mass Life Sciences, for a brief groundbreaking ceremony. Crews leveled the ground in the fall and began laying the foundation in April with the goal of opening late next summer, according to Reinhart.

Last year, city officials approved a tax increment financing deal with the company, paving the way for construction of the new facility. Throughout the course of the seven-year deal, the project is estimated to generate $711,360 in tax revenue for the city, and the company plans to bring 50 new jobs to the city by the end of the deal. Gavin described Marlboro as a “perfect” location for LFB, which also has offices in Framingham and Charlton, due to proximity to transportation and a well-educated workforce. “It just fits what we need,” he said. LFB is one of several life sciences companies to expand or move to Marlboro in the past few years. “Life sciences has become an important engine for the Massachusetts economy,” McQuilken said.

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Glastonbury, CT— S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on June 16 to officially mark the beginning of construction of the renovation and addition to the Saxe Middle School. The school’s building committee, faculty, staff, and town officials, along with the project’s architectural team, JCJ Architecture, construction management team, O&G Industries, and owner’s representative, S/L/A/M Construction Services, were on hand for remarks and for the symbolic kick-off of the construction. This multiphased project will consist of a new 24,000sf addition comprised of a STEM/science, art, regular, and flex classrooms. Additionally, construction will include the renovation of the 1950s 750-seat auditorium and new choral and band rooms.

The current estimated completion date is October 2017. Upon completion, the addition/renovation will allow the school to accommodate the current anticipated increase in student enrollment. Chair of the Saxe Building Committee, Penny Rashin, stated, “This project provides critically needed music, STEM, and classroom spaces to support the growing Saxe Middle School enrollment. It sets Saxe up for continued success for the next 10–20 years and demonstrates New Canaan’s commitment to providing a world class education for its students.” S/L/A/M Construction Services recently completed owner’s representative services for the preconstruction and construction phase of New Canaan’s South Elementary School’s window replacement, security upgrade, and visual improvement projects.

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United Steel Finishes Work at UConn

Shawmut Completes Milestone

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Wallingford, CT – Shawmut Design and Construction recently announced the completion of the steel framework for Choate Rosemary Hall’s new St. John Hall student center. To celebrate the milestone, students and faculty signed their own steel roof beam. The new state-of-the-art student center will be a hub for social activities which will bring the Choate Rosemary Hall community together. Shawmut’s work on the three-story, 44,700sf building is scheduled to complete in spring of 2017. The team is using Georgian-style materials to construct the building, designed by Bowie Gridley Architects, which incorporates detailing inspired by Choate’s historic campus.

Shawmut is also installing geothermal heating and cooling systems, which will enable the facility to be LEED Gold certified. The new student center will house the school store, Tuck Shop Café, deans’ and students’ activities offices, meeting rooms, student project rooms, and club spaces. “We are excited to be working with Choate Rosemary Hall again, enhancing its campus and student experience with the St. John Hall student center,” said Ken Procino, Connecticut regional director at Shawmut Design and Construction. “I’m proud of the work our team has done thus far to avoid disturbing student and faculty life as we work in the center of this very active campus.”


East Hartford, CT – United Steel Inc. has completed the majority of structural steel work for University of Connecticut’s Innovation Partnership Building (IPB), the first project in the new Technology Park endeavor. The steel component of the 115,000sf structure was crucial for compliance with IPB’s high engineering tolerance levels necessary to accommodate advanced research laboratories. Once completed in 2017, the IPB will house more than $40 million in highly specialized research and testing instrumentation and equipment to develop new technologies in energy, electronics, materials science, additive manufacturing, miHigh_Profile - Advertisement - 11.11.15.ai 1 11/11/2015 croscopy, cybersecurity, and other fields. UConn hosted a topping-off ceremony

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July 2016

SLAM Begins Work on Renovation

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Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) will be providing architectural and engineering design services for the $68.3 million renovation of Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury. This addition and renovate-as-new project has moved forward under the guidance of the newly formed building committee. SLAM has already begun their work with the district, bringing in a team of staff experienced in programming/ planning to create the ideal environment for 21st-century teaching and learning and will continue to collaborate with the administration and high school staff in forming the future high school in support of the district’s vision. SLAM is working to convert all building data and is creating a 3D model

of the school working with administration and staff to assess space needs, balancing factors of enrollment, operations, safety, and best practices to capture the essential components of the project. The building’s program includes science labs and classrooms; a renovation of team and P.E. locker rooms; a complete renovation of the auditorium, stage, and lobby; a video studio/lab and business labs to meet future curriculum and technology requirements; a renovated gymnasium; improved athletic fields and tennis court facilities; new mechanical systems; and code required upgrades. Construction is estimated to begin in June 2017. The school will remain in use throughout the renovation.


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Cambridge, MA – Acentech recently announced that it is providing consulting and design services for science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) facilities at three independent schools in New England. The new projects for Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Mass., Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., and Derby Academy in Hingham, Mass., add to the firm’s extensive portfolio of public and independent K-12 school projects. Acentech brings critical expertise in the areas of acoustics, sound isolation, amplification, and multimedia technology design to new and renovated academic environments. “Good listening conditions are vital to teaching and learning, and studies

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Bedford, NH – On June 16, TFMoran hosted the Annual NH Commercial Investment Board of Realtors (CIBOR) Awards Cookout. Over 100 NHCIBOR members and TFMoran staff were on hand to network and enjoy summer salads and grilled meats by the Wine’ing Butcher of Bedford. TFMoran’s COO, Dylan Cruess,

welcomed the members and thanked the TFM staff for their efforts in making the event a success. NH CIBOR President Bob Marchewka presented Gerry O’Connell of Keller Williams Commercial with the Realtor-of-the-Year Award. Tony Fallon of Tony Fallon Architecture received the Affiliate-of-the-Year Award.

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 stormwater runoff into the wetlands. All renovations were phased to ensure that the fully operating facility experienced no disruption in its dayto-day business.

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Cambridge, MA – Nauset Construction has begun foundation work on a 55-unit one- and two-bedroom luxury condominium development within walking distance from both life sciences epicenter Kendall Square and Mass General Hospital. The project will provide much-needed condominiums to a vastly underserved market at a price point far below the downtown Boston and Seaport markets. Construction is taking place in a tight (zero-lot line) urban infill environment located at 262 Monsignor O’Brien Highway in E. Cambridge, formerly home to Lechmere Auto Wash Centers. Nauset will construct the 84,000sf complex for N. Andover-based owner Minco Corporation. The preconstruction process began in 2013 with the site’s previous owner, assisting with schedule optimization, logistics planning, trade coordination, and cost-estimating. The installation of steel sheeting to shore up the foundation and

provide a state-of-the-art water control system was part of a comprehensive value engineering strategy that optimized design, means, and methods while maximizing value to the project. Designed by Somerville-based Khalsa Design, Inc. (KDI), the luxury units will feature nine-ft. ceilings, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. Each condominium will have a balcony and/ or terrace, as well as one indoor bicycle parking space and an optional storage room. Common amenities include a covered porte-cochère pickup/drop-off area, a fitness room, and an entry-level lobby area with concierge service. The building design features a number of energy-efficient characteristics and will be constructed to a minimum of LEED Silver standards. The project is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2017.

Citizens Bank Funds Apt. Complex North Andover, MA – Citizens Bank, located in Boston, recently announced that it provided a $31.9 million construction loan to North Andover Holdings LLC, a joint venture between Woburn-based The Dolben Company and North Andoverbased MINCO Development Corporation, to support the development of the 196-unit Berry Farms Apartments project.

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announced in the Massachusetts Pavilion at the 2016 BIO International Convention in San Francisco. Massachusetts is home to the world’s leading ecosystem for life sciences innovation and growth. The state hosts more than 550 biopharma companies and more than 400 medical device and diagnostics firms. Sixteen of the world’s 20 largest biopharma companies, and all 10 of the world’s leading medical device and diagnostics companies, now have a physical presence in Massachusetts. Under the MassTAG Program, awards will be given in grant form to companies with a current workforce of at least five workers that have an intention to hire or locate at least 10 but not more than 49 employees in Massachusetts during the company’s initial 12 months operating in the commonwealth.

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Brammer Bio Develops Facility Lexington, MA – Brammer Bio, a bestin-class cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced plans to build out a 50,000sf facility dedicated to late phase development, including Phase 3 and commercial production of viral vector-based and cell-based advanced therapies. The facility will be qualified and operational in 2017. Brammer Bio, which completed a merger with Florida Biologix in March of 2016, is building on the 10-year track record of manufacturing and testing to support clinical trials of advanced therapeutics. Florida Biologix was founded by Brammer Bio’s chief scientific officer, Dr. Richard Snyder, who has gained unparalleled expertise through his 30-year career establishing cell and gene therapy manufacturing. The addition of largescale and late-stage manufacturing at the Lexington, Mass., facility, in conjunction with the early clinical focus of the Florida location, provides clients with the startto-finish capability of manufacturing and testing advanced cell and gene therapies. According to Dr. Snyder, “The Lexington facility will be equipped for large-scale manufacturing with a focus on compliance in these emerging drug categories, providing a reliable supply of

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Amherst, MA – New England Lab recently completed two floors of laboratory furniture and fume hoods in phase 2 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Life Science Laboratories designed by ARC Architectural Resources Cambridge with construction manager, Consigli Construction Co. The Institute for Applied Life Sciences focuses on collaborative interdisciplinary research between departments. To enable this collaboration, New England Lab provided Optima freestanding flexible bench systems along with Safeguard fume hoods and European steamed beech

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SQZ Biotech Expands in Watertown

by Mark Reed

Armon Sharei, co-founder of SQZ Biotech had a great problem on his hands. Having identified a new technology to deliver materials directly into the cell cytosol – a significant challenge in many research and therapeutic applications – called the CellSqueeze platform, he attracted a large amount of funding very quickly and needed new lab and office space immediately. A former graduate student in the labs of MIT Professors Klavs Jensen and Robert Langer, Armon learned quickly the value of choosing an experienced laboratory landlord, BioMed Realty Trust (BMR), to assist him in delivering a turn-key lab/office space at 134 Coolidge Avenue in Watertown, 21,000 sf of space that is being fully renovated to meet the technological and cultural needs of the company. Represented by Paul Hickey of Black Diamond Real Estate Advisors, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and

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CNG Consulting, SQZ formulated a list of needs, searched the market and chose BMR as a landlord-partner. BMR selected LAB / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc (LAB)., RW Sullivan

Engineers, B+AC Structural Engineers and PIDC Construction for the turnkey architecture, engineering and construction services. Peter Young, CEO of PIDC drew upon his deep knowledge of the life science market and the condition of the existing building to develop a Guaranteed Maximum Price that was highly responsive to the needs of SQZ and BMR. The challenge for LAB, B+AC and RW Sullivan was to integrate new construction with the existing assets of the building to create a completely new feeling. Re-using and reconfiguring most of the existing laboratory casework, salvaging a glass wash and autoclave facility, reinforcing bar joists for roof mounted equipment and connecting into the existing ductwork and piping systems. the design team was able to realize profound cost savings. BMR also invested in upgrading the existing base building systems in order to better

support the needs of the tenants in the multi-tenant building. SQZ Biotech has a youthful, energetic culture and wanted that to come across in the design of their new space. One of the first decisions was to create on open ceiling in the office area, exposing ductwork, piping and bar joists in an informal, hip, industrial way. Large walls are painted in vibrant cyan, orange and green accent colors that reflect the company logo and graphics. Using Interface plank carpet tile with intense orange weaves, the open workstations will be set upon a field of carpet that evokes rapid movement. Transparency is a strong element of the company culture and the design utilizes floor to ceiling butt-glazed glass wherever possible. In the critical juncture between the lab and the office, a 40 foot long, 9 foot high glass wall provides a

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panoramic view of the open lab space from the workstations. Perhaps the most exciting space will be the long kitchenette with industrial appliances and doublesided island that faces the open office. This social hub, within sight of nearly all the seating, will form a natural spot for scientists to socialize and exchange ideas. With their new headquarters scheduled to open in September, SQZ Biotech will be well positioned to achieve their mission of employing internal research programs and external partnerships to lead a revolution in scientists’ approach to disease research


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and clinical therapies, developing novel methods to engineer cell function and harnessing the power of a patient’s own cells to combat disease more effectively across a broad range of indications. In the words of Armon Sharei, “It has been a great pleasure working with LAB, PIDC and BMR, and the rest of the build team to develop a space that not only meets our growth needs but also embodies our vibrant company culture”. Mark Reed, AIA, is a principal at Boston-based architecture firm LAB / Life. Science. Architecture, Inc.

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July 2016

Design Solutions for Converting a Single-Tenant Building into Multi-Tenant

by Jim Batchelor

When Vertex announced it was leaving Cambridgeport for Boston’s Seaport District in 2011, there was some initial concern in the city over the loss of a major tenant in this vital life sciences district. However, our client, BioMed Realty, had a vision for the vacant buildings: to create space for start-ups and up-andcoming life sciences companies that had previously been priced out of the Kendall Square market. They wanted to rebrand the three buildings at 200 Sidney, 40 Erie, and 21 Erie, as well as an adjacent parking garage, into the Sidney Research Campus. Arrowstreet’s redesign of the buildings, transforming them from single-tenant to multi-tenant space, is capitalizing on the sky-high demand for lab space by smaller-format users. When complete, the Sidney Research Campus’ 370,000sf will accommodate 10 tenants

in all, including AbbVie, a spinoff of Abbott Laboratories. There are always challenges when renovating an existing building to create the flexible and collaborative environments tenants seek today, but there are some specific areas we address when converting a single-tenant building to multi-tenant space with a mix of office and lab: Creating flexibility in a fast-changing landscape

Working with BioMed, we have designed a universal flex lab template for lab, office, and support space, which can be quickly and easily customized to suit any technical discipline. We balance the needs of the immediate tenant with the longer-term value of the infrastructure, which is planned to be flexible enough to work for the tenant as their needs change in the fast-evolving world of biotech, or even flexible enough for a new company in the event of tenant turnover. Finding the right mix of office and lab

In the last decade, there has been more emphasis on digital research, less on chemistry and biology, which reduces the amount of necessary laboratory space. We work with our clients to determine how much lab space an existing building can handle based on their projected tenant mix, and

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A balance must be struck between maximizing revenue-generating space and creating the types of amenities 21stcentury tenants demand. One of the ways to do this is to minimize the amount of space dedicated to internal circulation. In our work at 40 Erie, we are designing a café that is only accessible from the outdoors. This reduces the need for

At Sidney Research Campus, we are transforming diverse buildings on separate lots into a campus that engages with neighborhood streets. Common areas are intended to allow for collaboration and casual encounters for all, mitigating on-floor needs for individual tenants; this incorporates the spirit which BioMed has been known for in its Kendall Square facilities. Increased energy efficiency with separated office HVAC systems

As part of the renovation of the core and shell of a multi-tenant configuration, a commitment has been made to improve energy efficiency by vertically organizing all the office areas on each floor so that they could be more easily served by an HVAC system that differentiates “once-through” air for lab spaces from “recirculating” air for office spaces. This improves the energy efficiency for the building as a whole and is consistent with the larger goal of organizing the lab infrastructure to serve identifiable parts of each floor plan. Jim Batchelor is a principal at Arrowstreet in Boston.

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Shaping the Next-Generation Lab

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It seems that every five years a new model for a “lab of the future” promises to revolutionize research. Whether the aspirations are toward improved collaboration for more innovative product ideas or greater flexibility over the life of a research facility, the new ideas typically stem from overall workplace design trends. With space in Kendall and Longwood at a premium, making the right decisions about planning for the future can have a big impact as science changes and companies grow. In many research disciplines, the type of space that researchers really need isn’t even traditional lab space. Based on industry trends and our recent design work, these three influences stand out as the key drivers shaping the nextgeneration research facility. No. 1: The Only Constant Is Change, and it’s Happening Faster

Innovative science is no longer languishing in the dark corners of fireproof safes and minus-80-degree freezers; it is available and searchable on the cloud. Scientists are rapidly adopting mobile computing platforms that make documentation a seamless, multimedia process that can be completed anywhere. To protect these assets, secure, reliable data centers and network connectivity are essential. In the early stages of development, automated genomic sequencing processed 10,000 compounds per day. Today, through flow chip technology, we can process over a billion compounds per day using equipment with a smaller physical footprint. As lab processes are automated for other disciplines, these systems will require adaptable space that can accommodate equipment noise and environmental pollutants. Increased automation of sample prep work will yield more reproducible results and lift the burden of tedious, repetitive tasks traditionally assigned to grad-students and post-docs to allow them to focus on science. No. 2: Connectivity is King

Work has changed. With tools like desktop video conferencing and collaboration software, multidisciplinary research teams are no longer limited to a single location (or even a single organization). Rather than working in disconnected siloes, multidisciplinary teams collaborate from the outset. Ten, and even five, years ago, a

scientific researcher would automatically be assigned a six-ft. work bench and a four-ft. desk. This paradigm has given way to a model where shared common space is the priority. Based on our workplace research, Gensler developed three strategies for physical and virtual collaborative environments: • Design for serendipity at key points of intersection across multiple teams and business units. • Display works in progress to allow disparate groups to exchange ideas and inspire others. • Equip spaces with the tools and technology to support ad hoc collaboration in multiple work settings.


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As equipment manufacturers continue to develop more affordable ways to automate traditional lab techniques, the rapid accumulation of data will increase the scientific community’s focus on analytics. Whoever develops faster and more accurate automated analytical software will have a competitive advantage, ultimately reaching the patent filing stage first. Tools that ease the processes of visualizing and analyzing data, like virtual immersive environments, large format screens, touch-walls, and highquality video and web conferencing will increasingly take floor space away from more traditional equipment as they prove their value in accelerating analysis and promoting collaboration. While it is unlikely that computer modeling will ever completely replace live test subjects, preclinical testing has evolved. Scientists use fewer research subjects and select species with minimal space requirements. For example, compared to other research animals, zebrafish are 70% genetically similar to humans, easier to house, and allow faster studies at a lower cost. Bioinformatics will continue to grow as an influential, multidisciplinary research discipline, and development platforms like Apple’s Research Kit will allow researchers to easily develop applications that help users, physicians, and researchers track data and monitor their condition. Because our understanding of science is in a constant state of evolution, it may be impossible to predict how the lab of the future will look and function. Some of our ideas will be considered absurd in 10 years, while others will already be assimilated into everyday life. But our ideas are capable of influencing and inspiring the people that use our buildings, and for that reason we must continue to develop new ideas and investigate new approaches to designing for science. Erik Lustgarten, AIA, is a firmwide leader of Gensler’s life sciences practice area in Boston.

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Cambridge, MA – RDK’s Building Solutions Group recently completed commissioning of Takeda Pharmaceutical’s new 230,000sf research laboratory and office building located at 300 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Takeda is the sole occupant of the office/R&D portion of the building. The eight-story science building consists of advanced research laboratory and office space. The seventh and eighth levels house the mechanical systems and generators. Additionally, the building boasts 15,000sf of ground-level retail and restaurant space that will enhance the pedestrian street level experience within the University Park area. KlingStubbins and Perkins+Will Architects served as the key design team on the two-phased project. Phase 1 involved commissioning the base structure, while

Phase 2 focused on the tenant fit-out completed with input from Takeda, ensuring its specific needs were met. RDK’s commissioning services were provided under the LEED-NC guidelines for both the core and shell (base structure) and LEED-CI (interior fit-out). Systems commissioned included mechanical, electrical, and plumbing that serve the diverse spaces throughout the building. Designed for optimizing efficiencies and integrating numerous sustainable features, the project is targeting LEED Silver certification and is currently in the USGBC review process. The new facility adds to the area’s vibrant life sciences industry, expands Takeda’s footprint in Cambridge, and helps facilitate the company’s extensive research program initiatives in the commonwealth.

MLSC Launches Solicitations Waltham, MA – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) launched an open solicitation for life-sciencesrelated capital projects on May 27, and an open solicitation for high school and middle school equipment and supply grants on May 31. Funding for both programs was included in the Baker/ Polito administration’s capital plan. The administration’s fiscal year 2017 capital plan provides $63.6 million for the MLSC, a 15% increase over the center’s projected spending of $55 million in FY16. “We are committed to the continued growth and support for our life sciences ecosystem and the infrastructure necessary to support innovation, workforce training, job creation, and economic growth,” said Governor Baker. “The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center provides building blocks for the innovation economy, enabling groundbreaking research advancements and dynamic private

sector job growth,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. “These funds will help build a workforce to meet employers’ needs across the commonwealth,” said Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Kristen Lepore. “Infrastructure investments made by the MLSC are supporting life sciences growth across the entire Commonwealth,” said Travis McCready, President & CEO of the MLSC. “Through these investments we are creating cutting-edge research centers, strengthening our workforce development programs from K–postsecondary school, and providing vibrant locations for startup companies to operate and grow. We appreciate the Baker Administration’s support, and we look forward to receiving innovative proposals from the academic and education communities through this year’s solicitations.”


July 2016



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Rockland, MA – Integrated Builders has completed construction on a new Greenfield Toyota and Ford joint dealership at 1 Main Street in Greenfield. The new 32,000sf, $5.8 million facility replaced the outdated Toyota and Ford dealership on the site. Integrated Builders collaborated with architects The Curtis Architectural Group, civil engineers SVE Associates, structural engineers Flood Consulting, and fire protection, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire alarm engineers Environmental Design Engineering, Inc. The new facility consists of a combined 30,000sf dealership space and features an additional 2,000sf system parts mezzanine area. Additionally, the space utilizes high-end materials and updated finishes consistent with the Toyota and Ford brands. Integrated Builders also announced

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KBE Named on ENR Top 400 List

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Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation earned spot No. 247 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2016 Top 400 Contractors list, improving 54 spots compared to its 2015 ranking. “KBE’s improved ranking this year reflects our continued dedication to our core values and valued clients,” said KBE owner and CEO, Mike Kolakowski. Published annually, ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list provides structure to the construction industry by ranking publicly held and privately held contractors based on construction contracting-specific revenue.

Kaplan Is BBJ Best Place to Work Dylan Cruess, Robert Duval, and Corey Colwell

Bedford, NH – TFMoran, Inc., a regional full-service engineering firm with offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, has been named 2016 Business of the Year in the Construction/Engineering/Real Estate category by Business NH Magazine. The award recognizes businesses for outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance. Since 1968, the team at TFM has been leading Northern New England with innovative land-planning and development initiatives. TFM has played an integral role in many of the region’s most recognized

projects, including the Granite Ridge Power Plant, the Verizon Wireless Arena, the Manchester Municipal Complex, the redevelopments of the Bedford Mall and Wayfarer Hotel in Bedford, and the future redevelopment of the former Macy’s site in Bedford. Other large notable projects include the 243,500sf Exel Liquor Distribution Center in Bow and the 614,240sf, LEED certified high-bay UPS Northeast Logistics Center in Londonderry, one of the largest single-story industrial buildings ever built in New Hampshire.

Boston – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). The award honors companies creating the most enjoyable and meaningful work environments, based on anonymous employee surveys collected from companies in Boston. This year’s Best Places to Work honorees will be recognized during an event on June 23 at Boston’s Symphony Hall. “We are thrilled to once again be on the BBJ’s prestigious list,” said Jane Kaplan

Peck, COO at Kaplan Construction. “This past year we were committed to providing our employees a new and reenergized office space, challenging opportunities from which to grow and develop, and above all, a balanced home and work life. It is an honor to be recognized for these things as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.” “We are extremely pleased to recognize these companies that clearly value their employees and go the extra mile to create great workplaces,” said Carolyn M. Jones, the Boston Business Journal’s publisher and market president.

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MPA Video Wins SMPS Award

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Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that the firm was honored with a 2016 Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston Award. MPA received the first place honor in the Holiday Digital Piece category for its 2015 holiday video entitled “Snowbound at MPA.” The award marks the firm’s ninth SMPS Boston award since 2007. The firm has also won three SMPS National awards. The judges found MPA’s holiday video to be a “really creative storylike video that makes you watch from start to finish.”

MPA’s focus on video is part of the firm’s marketing strategy to promote projects in the clients’ own words and convey the firm’s design approach and company culture as a great place to work. Since 2010, MPA has produced and posted videos promoting a variety of client projects and company activities, and in 2012, started its holiday video tradition replacing the paper card mailing. Combined with the firm’s forward-thinking approach to social media, video production has been a unique and entertaining way to communicate its message of designing exceptional workplaces for clients.

July 2016

Young Civil Engineer of the Year

CSCE President Gary Fuerstenberg presenting project engineer Daniel Valentine with the “Young Civil Engineer of the Year” award

Westfield, MA – The Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) recently named Daniel Valentine “Young Civil Engineer of the Year” during its Annual Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Awards program in May.

The event applauded Valentine — who is a professional engineer at Tighe & Bond — for his outstanding contributions to the civil engineering profession. CSCE President Gary Fuerstenberg presented Valentine with the award.

Element Care Receives Award

Plantscape Hall of Fame Inducts Two

(l-r) John Hyde, Chapman Construction/Design; Bob Durante, Element Care; and Jay Mason, Architectural Consulting Services

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Columbus, OH – The lifetime achievements of Janice Goodman, Cityscapes, Boston; and Dr. Terril Nell, Professor Emeritus University of Florida, will be recognized by AmericanHort at Cultivate’16, July 9-12, in Columbus, Ohio. Honoring their contributions to the development of the interiorscape industry, they will be inducted into the Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame during the Plantscape Awards Celebration on Sunday, July 10. Janice Goodman, with 34 years of experience in the horticultural industry, is the president of Cityscapes Inc. In her


24th year as owner and operator, she has built the business into one of the largest interior/exterior landscape companies in the New England area, and one of the 15 largest interiorscape companies in the United States. She is a registered provider for the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and the Building Owners Managers Institute, offering educational credits and programs to the architectural industry and commercial property professionals. She has served on the board of directors for Green Plants for Green Buildings, as the chairperson.

Lowell, MA – Element Care, a nonprofit healthcare organization, recently received The Lowell Sustainability Council’s 2016 Green Building Excellence Award for its new facility on Central Street in Lowell. Architectural Consulting Services designed the space, and Chapman Construction/Design managed its construction. The project team made reducing the environmental impact of construction a top priority in the transformation of this High Victorian Gothic building into an adult day healthcare facility. The renovation utilized many materials with recycled content, as well as energy-efficient lighting fixtures and transom windows that allow natural light into the workspace. Throughout the project’s 14-month construction schedule, Chapman Construction/Design worked to conserve natural resources, minimize waste, and maximize indoor air quality. The new facility is now one of the

most advanced Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) centers in the country, equipped with exam and physical therapy rooms that allow for in-house care from top physicians and nurses, as well as an occupational therapy apartment to help train patients with self-care tasks. The facility also offers multipurpose rooms for art, music, and cooking programs. When fully utilized, it will provide comprehensive care to more than 250 elderly patients in the area. Supporting the local economy was another priority for the project, which provided numerous jobs within the community while revitalizing the historic building. Lowell Mayor Edward Kennedy presented the award to Element Care at the Lowell Sustainability Council Meeting in May. Representatives from Architectural Consulting Services and Chapman Construction/Design also attended to support this successful project.

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ABC MA & GCI Announce 2016 S.T.E.P. Award Winners

Woburn, MA – On May 19th, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC), the leading voice for the merit shop construction industry, and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, celebrated this year’s Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award recipients at the 12th Annual GCI Safety & Education Dinner held at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, MA. The Safety and Education Dinner is ABC/GCI’s premier event, celebrating our member companies’ commitment to the safety and training of our industry’s workforce, the talented instructors dedicated to educating the next generation of industry leaders, and the students working long hours during the day and attending classes at night to improve their knowledge and skills. “This is a night to recognize our students and their employers who continue to raise the standards of safety, training, and

education in the construction industry,” commented Barbara Lagergren, President of the Gould Construction Institute. The S.T.E.P. Awards were the highlight of the evening. This year, 54 ABC MA member companies were recognized as having an outstanding commitment to jobsite safety. “By drawing attention to the importance of jobsite safety we make sure that it is not taken for granted,” said Barbara. “The bottom line is that we are nothing without safe, healthy workers.” This year was particularly special because those in attendance raised over $10,000 for the Team Noah Foundation to help construct Noah’s Playground, a fully accessible playground for special-needs children. Team Noah helps fund research for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and was established in honor of Noah Fernandes, who tragically succumbed to the progressive and degenerative disease earlier this year. Visit www.teamnoahfoundation.org for more information on how you can help. Room Photo 2Craft Champion - Pat Vandyke ABC & GCI congratulate this year’s winners for their commitment to producing quality work in a safe and responsible manner and thank everyone who attended this amazing event.

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GOLD Award Callahan Construction Managers Dellbrook-JK Scanlan Electrical Dynamics, Inc Elm Electrical, Inc. EnviroVantage Lake HVAC, Inc. Metro Walls, Inc. NEL Corporation North Shore Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc. Shawnlee Construction, LLC Tecta America New England LLC R.H. White Construction Co., Inc.

SILVER Award Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services, Inc. Brennan Interior Contractors, Inc. Exterior Designs, Inc. Interstate Electrical Services Corp. W.T. Kenney Company, Inc. Medford Wellington Service Co., Inc. RALCO Electric, Inc. The RELCO Companies Time Savers Services Corp. Tocco Corp

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Small Projects/FIRST PLACE: Fairfield Preparatory College Student Life Center, Fairfield Major Renovation/AWARD OF MERIT: Jordan’s Furniture, New Haven



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AGC MA Honors Safety Award Winners Boston – The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) recently celebrated its national and local 2016 Safety Award winners. AGC MA was, for the first time, honored with the AGC of America Chapter Safety Award. The AGC Chapter Safety Awards are based on a weighted average of participation and the overall incident rate of the chapter’s general contractor members. Each chapter is divided into 4 divisions: less than 50 general contractor members, 50-100 general contractor mem-

bers, 100-200 general contractor members and over 200 general contractor members. In order to qualify for a Safety Award, an AGC-member firm must participate in the AGC Safety Awards Program for three consecutive years and have either zero lost-day incidence cases or an average incidence case rate 25% below the average rate of all firms that participate in that particular division. This year’s winning companies are listed below.

National Safety Award Winners

Mass Merit Winners

Campanelli Companies Charter Contracting Company Colantonio, Inc. Commodore Builders Construction Coordinators Erland Construction Ernest Guigli & Sons F.W. Madigan G. Greene Construction JLL Lauring Construction Lee Kennedy Company Marc Truant & Associates MD Drilling & Blasting Sea-Dar Construction Senate Construction Tocci Building Companies

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Amenta Emma Wins AIA CT Biz Architecture Award

The Burgess Group – Main Street corridor

Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects received the Honor Award in the Under 50 Employees category of this year’s AIA CT Business Architecture Awards for The Burgess Group in West Hartford. The Burgess Group, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, selected Amenta Emma to design its new 7,000sf office at Blue Back Square. The company specializes in the development of

healthcare reimbursement software. Its project goal was for a workplace that was beautiful, open, social, and conducive to creative thinking. The Business Architecture Awards honor architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve people’s’ lives, and to provide

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a value-added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service. The jury said that “the design enhanced The Burgess Group’s firm culture of collaboration”… and that … “the thoughtfulness and attention to detail creates an inviting, well organized space that supports the firm goal of making the office a magnet for recruiting the best and

brightest employees.” “[Amenta Emma design team members] were open to our ideas and incorporated those where needed,” says Tricia Villamil, senior director of corporate initiatives at The Burgess Group. “They were excellent project managers, problem solvers and truly cared how functional this workspace would be as a second home to our employees.”

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Susan Shelby Wins SMPS Awards


Rhino PR and Arup Receive Award

Anna Luciano, president of the SMPS Boston Chapter, presented the award to Susan Shelby photo by Frank Monkiewicz

South Hamilton, MA – Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations and marketing agency, announced that president and CEO, Susan R. Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, has received the SMPS Boston Chapter 2016 Marketing Professional of the Year Award. Presented at the annual SMPS Boston Awards Gala on June 9, the Marketing Professional of the Year Award honors an A/E/C marketing professional who has significantly contributed to the success of his/her firm and actively participates as a member in the SMPS Boston Chapter. With more than 20 years of experience

in sales, marketing, and public relations, Shelby founded Rhino PR in 2004. Her successful model of integrating PR and marketing with a strategic plan, and focusing on impacting companies’ bottom lines, has delivered measurable results for Rhino clients. In 2012, she was named Entrepreneur of the Year by CREW Network (formerly NEWiRE). Rhino PR and Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm, together received a 2016 first place SMPS Boston award for their campaign for the Echelman public art sculpture installed over the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

SMPS Boston Honors Members Boston – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston chapter held its annual Awards for Marketing Communications and Achievements on June 9th. The event honors firms and individuals who have made outstanding contributions through communications vehicles to the A/E/C industry in the last year Encompassing all aspects of the profession, the winning entries were chosen by a panel of judges this spring. Award recipients were celebrated at the ROC Awards gala event, which was hosted at The State Room, Harborside Salon. A fantastic time was had by all thanks to the tireless efforts of the SMPS Boston Awards Committee, led by Andrea Lalinde of CDM Smith. An impressive roster of judges selected this year’s winners for superlative performance in a variety of categories. This year’s winners were as follows: Vanderweil for Special Event Marketing, Margulies Perruzzi Architects for Holiday Piece: Digital, Payette for Holiday Piece: Print, Tocci Building Companies for Social Media, Sasaki for Marketing Collateral (Print), Stantec for Marketing

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Cambridge, MA – Rhino Public Relations, a specialty public relations and marketing agency, and Arup, a design and consulting firm for the built environment, announced that the media relations campaign for the Echelman art sculpture installed over the Rose Kennedy Greenway last year has received a first place award from the Boston chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS Boston). Arup worked closely with Studio Echelman, Autodesk, Shawmut Design & Construction, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to realize the artist’s vision of reconnecting the city over the Greenway. Rhino PR and Arup accepted the award at the annual marketing communications awards gala on June 9 at the State Room in Boston. In May 2015, the City of Boston was

awed by a half-acre, LED-light illuminated, fiber net sculpture, installed 365 feet above Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway and spanning up to 600 feet between three high-rise buildings. Internationally-acclaimed local artist Janet Echelman was commissioned by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to create a monumental, aerial sculpture to soar over the Greenway as a signature installation in its public art program. Entitled As If It Were Already Here, Echelman’s sculpture for Boston was an original design inspired by the transformation of the City’s waterfront following the Big Dig and the creation of the mile-and-a-half long Greenway. To bring Echelman’s sculpture to Boston, the Conservancy assembled and managed a multi-disciplinary project team and coordinated installation logistics with the City of Boston.

ACEC/MA Honors Leonard Collateral (Online), SGA for Corporate Identity, CDM Smith for Brand Awareness Campaign, Rhino Public Relations for Media Relations, Acentech for Website, CDM Smith for Best In-house Design, Payette for Best in Show. Finally the following individuals were recognized for their contributions to the chapter: Jamie Gannon, Proposal/Marketing Manager at VHB won New Member of the Year, Alexandra Saccone, National Development won Volunteer of the Year and Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM President and CEO of Rhino Public Relations received the Marketing Professional of the Year honor.

Boston – The American Counengineers, age 30 or under, with cil of Engineering Companies a degree in engineering from an of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) ABET-accredited U.S. college has named Adam Leonard, or university. a senior project manager at While a project manager at RDK Engineers, as recipient Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, of the 2016 Young Professional Inc., Leonard managed the Award, announced at the recent redevelopment of the iconic ACEC/MA Engineering ExcelClaire T. Carney Library for the Adam Leonard lence and Awards Gala. University of Massachusetts, The award recognizes the accomleading his team in redesigning a plishments of young engineers who have LEED-certified, energy-efficient, and made outstanding contributions to the cost-saving facility, while maintaining profession, possess a high level of integthe historic architecture and significance rity, and whose work has made a positive of the building. impact on society. Award winners are


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Trends and Hot Topics

EnviroVantage Helps Revitalize Downtown Biddeford Maine What do a former trash-to-waste incinerator building in the middle of downtown and 92,000sf of deplorable, old mill buildings, built in 1842 and 1867, have in common? Both were preventing the town of Biddeford, Maine, a once thriving mill community that had fallen, from coming back to be an energized, vibrant, desirable place to be in 2016 and beyond. Through a series of adaptive reuse projects, the town purchased and leveled the Maine Energy Recovery Company Building (MERC) building, which previously served as the area’s trash incinerator, but whose only current tenant was making custom straps used in NASCAR cars. The next step was a public/private partnership with the Szanton Company to convert the architecturally beautiful mill buildings in downtown, abandoned since the mid 1960s, into functional workforce

Massaro rotated 72 dumpsters through the site, with materials sorted into 12 categories designated for specific waste to maximize recycling. Next challenge: Dealing with the unique horseshoe shape of the original 1842 building. The demolition included taking down portions of the building that had been added at a later date, with the separation point being where carrying beams from the newer building had been tied into the original historical building. With oversight being done by the Maine Historical Society, EnviroVantage was able to use its newest cutting-edge technology, a robotic cutting machine that assisted in the separation of the two buildings and the removal of the exterior walls, neither of which was accessible to an excavator. The Historical Society also played a role in overseeing the massive amount of sandblasting done to brick, wood,

little economic engine driving Biddeford forward, broadening the tax base,” said Nathan Szanton of the Stanton Group. “They shop in local stores, do their banking downtown, and eat in the local restaurants.” In the words of Biddeford’s economic and community development director Daniel Stevenson: “This is a wonderful project for downtown. People living in these units will spend money locally and

drive the local economy.” According to EnvroVantage’s Massaro, “We take great pride in helping to restore the character of these newly renovated mill buildings which will be a better representation of the Biddeford in 2016 and beyond. Better than run-down, smelly, eye-sore, waste incinerator and dilapidated mill buildings.” Submitted by EnviroVantage

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In the words of Biddeford’s economic and community development director Daniel Stevenson: “This is a wonderful project for downtown. People living in these units will spend money locally and drive the local economy.” affordable housing. First on the scene was EnviroVantage, New England’s top environmental specialty firm for historical demolition and restoration preparation. EnviroVantage’s expertise working on projects that featured bringing buildings from bygone eras back to life, include Boston’s Old North Church, the Waterbury State Office Buildings in Vermont, the Tower at Harvard University, as well as several lighthouses throughout New England. Their wealth of experience made them well suited for this challenging project. Working closely with general contractor Wright Ryan, the project seemed pretty straightforward: Remove 300 windows; gut walls, ceilings and floors; open up area for stairs and elevators; and bring the structure back to bare walls and structural beams. No problem – right? Wrong! Given that the project started in the fall of 2015, the GC asked that all windows be kept in place in anticipation of the colder weather setting in. The depth of “formerly acceptable building materials” still present in the building presented a challenge on how to sort, categorize, dispose, and remove the waste from the building. EnviroVantage onsite manager David


columns, and beams. Within total containment, workers in full abatement gear including masks and hoses, in a totally black setting with only headlamps for light, EnviroVantage was able to bring back much of the original 1842 look, feel, and shine of the mill building. The final challenge bounces back to the original request by the GC to leave the windows in place to protect from the weather component. Once each section was completed and the spring weather allowed for window removal, it now had to be done in a space that was already finished. What would have been a much easier removal during wholesale demolition, was now a time-consuming, delicate, extraction and select-demolition to protect the exterior finish, interior walls, bricks, sheet rock, and utilities, as well as that pesky sprinkler. In August 2016, The Falls at Saco Mills is expected to open for tenants. Eighty brand-new one- and two-bedroom apartments with beautiful architectural features of an old mill building, complete with 11-ft. high ceilings, large windows, and exposed carrying beams, many overlooking a large landscaped courtyard with granite benches and flowering trees, at workforce pricing. “Each one of our residents is like a

Braga Bridge, work in progress

by Katherine Marr and Dan Boudreau

The Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge carries Interstate I95 over the Taunton River between Somerset and Fall River, Massachusetts. At over a mile in length, it is the world’s 10th longest continual truss span bridge. Opened to traffic starting in 1966, the Braga Bridge today serves as the main link between the south coast and Providence, R.I., accommodating 80,000 to 100,000 vehicles each day. The Braga Bridge has undergone a series of renovations over the decades, the latest of which includes improvements to the structural integrity of the bridge and enhancements to the surrounding roadways. Working for Barletta/O&G and Aetna Bridge, Marr Scaffolding Company installed scaffolding at Pier 25 in August 2014. Marr’s current work involves providing access to Pier 15 on the eastbound side of I95. To access Pier 15, Marr engineered,

designed, and custom-built a sectional scaffold work platform above the Taunton River with an elevation of 75 feet. Scaffolding 39-ft. high was constructed on the work platform for a total elevation of 114 feet. Configured with three work decks on both sides of the pier cap, the scaffolding provided for expanded work access. To scaffold Pier 15, materials were shipped to a laydown area near Battleship Cove (the largest collection of retired U.S. Warships in the world) and loaded onto a barge provided by Aetna Bridge. The barge was relocated to the base of Pier 15 where the scaffold was hoisted by crane from an adjacent barge to the elevated platform for installation. Marr Scaffolding crew members are trained signal persons and were able to assist the crane operator in directing the load through moderate wind conditions. The scaffolding will be in use for approximately six months. Katherine Marr is communications coordinator at The Marr Companies in Boston. Dan Boudreau is a project manage at Marr Scaffolding Company.

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July 2016


IFMA Boston Announces Winners of 2016 Awards of Excellence

Large project award recipients: OSRAM Americas Headquarters

Boston – The Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a nonprofit association dedicated to serving the facility management profession, recently announced the winners of the 2016 Awards of Excellence:

Facilities Management Achievement Awards for Best Practices

Lifetime Achievement Award: Suzanne Kennedy, CFM, Wentworth Institute of Technology (retired)

• Small Project (<25,000sf): Codman Academy Charter Public School, Lithgow Building Renovation (nominated by VVA Sweett Project Managers & Consultants)

You Make it Happen Award: Meagan O’Hara, Fort Point Project Management President’s Award: Joe Flynn, CFM, LEED AP, Margulies Perruzzi Architects Exemplary Service Provider: Award: Steven Fox, Fort Point Project Management Exemplary End User: Melodee Wagen, MCR, Workspace Strategies, Inc. Emerging Leader Award: Charisse Smith, Dyer Brown Architects Education & Professional Development Award: Tom Kane, Bentley University

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• Sustainability: Oracle, 6 Van de Graaff (nominated by SGA)

(l-r) Marc Margulies and Joe Flynn of Margulies Peruzzi Architects

(l-r) Kenneth Preaster of CBT and Sarah McGillicuddy of Acentech

• Medium Project (25,000sf to 75,000sf): athenahealth, West Side Renovation (nominated by Wise Construction) • Large Project (>75,000sf): Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA (nominated by Creative Office Pavilion + Elkus Manfredi Architects and Osram Americas Corporate Headquarters, (nominated by Sasaki Associates, Commodore Builders and VVA Sweett)

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People’s Choice Award: St. Joseph Preparatory High School (Nominated by Timberline Construction) The entire A/E/C community was welcome to vote online for their choice for People’s Choice during one week in April. This year more than 1,500 people cast their vote.

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July 2016

KBE Wins Two More Industry Awards

Jordan’s Furniture in New Haven, Conn.

Farmington, CT – Two of KBE Building Corporation’s largest projects of 2015 recently received recognition from the industry. Jordan’s Furniture, in the Major Renovation category, received the Award of Merit in the 2016 Project Team Awards competition from The Connecticut Building Congress, and the Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College received the Outstanding Historic Renovation Project from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA).

KBE served as construction manager at risk for the $17 million Jordan’s Furniture renovation, which opened its doors in December 2015. Located at 40 Sargent Drive in New Haven, Jordan’s Furniture features unique structural aspects including the “World’s Largest Ropes Course” and a Las Vegas-style fountain equipped with lasers and a light show. In addition to the unique entertainment features of this structure, Jordan’s Furniture was a challenging project for the construction team. Team members had to navigate around a 60-ft.-wide,

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five-story-high printing press support structure that was placed in the middle of the building. Coordination and team work was essential on this assignment and KBE excelled at the challenge. Jordan’s Furniture, New Haven, Project Highlights

The 193,000sf project, designed by architect BL Companies, encompasses the following scope: • Renovation of existing building (two stories and mezzanines), formerly the home of the New Haven Register. • New entrance feature, signage feature, and canopy. • New exterior doors and interior partitions. • New single-story detached pump house totaling approximately 514sf. • Roof patching. • Exterior site work including demolition of pavement, sidewalks and tree removal, utility coordination, new paving, plantings, concrete and brick paving, storm and sanitary drainage including infiltration system, and off-site water line. Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College in New London received the Outstanding Historic Renovation Project award for excellence in library interior design. Opened in 1976, the original Shain Library was fortress-like in appearance, aloof and somewhat forbidding, with heavy façades of corduroy textured concrete, narrow slit windows, and an

Shain Library before renovation

entry bridge that passed over a sunken, waterless moat. KBE Building Corp.’s preservation project transformed Shain Library into a fully functioning, modern, academic library while maintaining its integrity and history as a landmark at Connecticut College. Charles E. Shain Library at Conn. College, Project Highlights

• $9 million renovation and addition. • 41,000sf of renovations to the existing three-story library. • 4,600sf of additions, including a new three-story entrance with clerestory, enlarged windows, and mechanical and electrical upgrades. • Repurpose of several areas while adding collaboration rooms, seminar rooms, office spaces, and a 24-hour café and outdoor gathering area. The project was designed by Schwartz/ Silver Architects of Boston.

Skalaski Named in 40 Under 40 Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently announced that Greg Skalaski, director of retail construction, has been selected as one of design:retail’s 40 Under 40 for his achievements and impact in the retail industry. He was among 40 leaders celebrated at the design:retail Honors event on May 16 in New York City.

Skalaski heads Shawmut’s retail division overseeing complex, iconic, and luxurious retail projects for high-profile clients including flagship locations for Louis Vuitton in New York and Los Angeles; Cartier in San Francisco; Apple and Hublot, both in New York; Greg Skalaski and 10 simultaneous retail build-outs for Wynn Encore in Las Vegas.

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July 2016

Oasis Wins Prism Award

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Boston – The American CounRussell, a registered profescil of Engineering Companies sional engineer/engineering geof Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) ologist with more than 40 years recently named Henry Russell, of industry experience, was senior vice president at WSP recognized for demonstrating | Parsons Brinckerhoff, as rehis dedication to his commucipient of the 2016 Community nity as an active member of the Service Award. Russell was Braintree DPW Advisory Board selected for his participation in and the Braintree Conservation Henry Russell influencing local decisions in Commission, where he has his community of Braintree. served as chair for the past 17 years. The award, which was announced at the He is an active participant in the Bosrecent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence ton English High School Alumni Board, significantly contributing to the rewriting and Awards Gala, recognizes members for their accomplishments and sustained of the Alumni Association Bylaws to commitment to community service. conform to current accepted governance.

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July 2016

WSP|PBf Wins Gold

Best in New Construction

Centerbrook Design Recognized

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Centerbrook, CT – The UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, a collaborative design by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, has garnered top honors from the Connecticut Building Congress. The 306,000sf facility on UConn Health’s campus in Farmington was recognized for first place in the New Construction category at CBC’s 20th Annual Project Team Awards. Opened in February 2015, the Outpatient Pavilion and Garage was designed by Centerbrook and HDR Architects of Princeton, N.J. New Haven’s Fusco Corporation and Clark Construction of Bethesda, Md., were also


part of the design-build team that handled the shell and core of the project. The eight-story building presents a glass curtain-walled façade that curves gently in plan in acknowledgement of the nearby curving façade of UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital. A lower three-story glass element wraps along the curve of the entry drive to present a clear and distinctive gesture of welcome to those being dropped off. In sync with a protective canopy, the extended arms of the three-story lobby and its bridge to the 1,400-space garage symbolically embrace entering patients and their families.

Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a winner of their 2016 Gold Engineering Excellence Award for their work on the Port of Miami Tunnel in Miami, Florida. The 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees MA State Senator Karen Spilka and MA Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, with offices in Boston, received the award for its work on the Port of Miami Tunnel, which provides a long-desired second means of accessing the Port. The project was the first developed under Florida’s Public-Private-Partnership legislation and approved by the FHWA as an availability payment. Distinguished as the first major tunnel in Florida and the largest soft ground bored tunnel in North America, the project also widened MacArthur Causeway Bridge and reconfigured port roadways. Benefits of the project include a direct connection of the port to the interstate highway system, decrease in downtown traffic congestion, reduction in noise and air pollution, and a safer and friendlier pedestrian environment. “The winning projects exemplify

Port of Miami tunnel / courtesy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

ingenuity and professionalism and represent the breadth of engineering’s contribution to our everyday lives,” said ACEC/MA president David Vivilecchia. “They are outstanding examples of how engineers connect communities, provide safe and reliable water and energy, and make our buildings safe and efficient. The professional engineers and their colleagues at our member firms are dedicated to working on quality infrastructure, which wouldn’t otherwise exist. These outstanding projects are but a few examples of the quality work designed by Massachusetts and Rhode Island engineering firms.”






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ABC NH/VT Announces Award Winners and Recognizes 2016 FLiC Graduates On June 16 the NH/VT Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABCNH/VT) hosted a pig roast in honor of their member companies and their employees, ABCNH/VT’s 2016 Safety Award Winners, and graduates of the 2016 Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) program. Below is a list of 2016 Safety Award Winners, to include the ABC National STEP Award winners for the NH/VT Chapter.

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Most Creative – EnviroVantage, Inc.

Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

DECCO, Inc EnviroVantage, Inc.

Methuen Construction Co., Inc.


SIC 17: Under 50,000 Man-Hours

CIANBRO; DECCO, Inc; Structural Associates, Inc. GOLD Level

Andrews Construction Co., Inc.; Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp.; Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC; EnviroVantage, Inc.; Metro Walls, Inc. SILVER Level

Exterior Designs, Inc.; Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc.; Interstate Electrical Services; J. Lawrence Hall Co.; North Branch Construction, Inc.; The RELCO Companies SIC 15: Under 50,000 Man-Hours

First – Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp. Second – Sullivan Construction, Inc. Third – Meridian Construction Corp. Most Improved – SmartATI Construction Most Creative – Sullivan Construction, Inc. Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp; Jasmor Properties LLC; Meridian Construction Corporation; Smart ATI Construction Sullivan Construction, Inc.; Turnstone Corporation SIC 15: 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours

SIC 15: 100,000 – 200,000 Man-Hours

First – North & South Construction Services Second – North Branch Construction, Inc. Third – Lewis Builders Development, Inc. Most Creative – North Branch Construction, Inc. SIC 16: Under 50,000 Man-Hours

First – Leighton A. White, Inc.

Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

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SIC 16: 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours

First – R.M. Piper, Inc First – Structural Associates, Inc. Second – Andrews Construction Co, Inc Second – Cobb Hill Construction, Inc Most Improved – Structural Associates, Inc. Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays Most Creative – Structural Associates, Inc. R.M. Piper, Inc. Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays SIC 16: 1,000,000 – 200,000 ManHours

First – Methuen Construction Co., Inc.


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First – Dowling Corporation Second – Caprioli Painting and CPI Floor Coating Third – Viking Roofing Most Improved – Caprioli Painting and CPI Floor Coating Most Creative – Harry-O Electrical Corp. Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

All-Ways Accessible, Inc.; Caprioli Painting and CPI Floor Coating; Dependable Controls Services LLC; Dowling Corporation; Harry-O Electrical Corp.; Gorman Thomas, Inc.; Multi-Weld Services, Inc.; Viking Roofing SIC 17: 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours

Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

SIC 17 Over 3,000,000 Man-Hours

First – Granite State Plumbing & Heating Second – Hampshire Fire Protection Co. Most Improved – Granite State Plumbing & Heating Most Creative – Granite State Plumbing & Heating Suppliers

First – Northern Design Precast, Inc. Second – Novel Iron Works, Inc. Third – Resource Options, Inc. Most Improved – Northern Design Precast, Inc Most Creative – Resource Options, Inc. Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

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First – Rose Steel Inc. Most Improved – Rose Steel Inc.

SIC 17: 100,000 – 200,000 Man-Hours

First – Damon Insulation Co., Inc. Second – Skillings & Sons, Inc. Third – SL Chasse Steel Most Creative – ARC Mechanical Contractors

Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

Damon Insulation Co., Inc.

SIC 17: 200,000 – 300,000 Man-Hours

First – DECCO, Inc. Second – EnviroVantage, Inc. Third – Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC Most Improved -Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC

Caprioli Painting, Inc / CPI Floor Coatings LtoR Ashleigh Roy, Lorrianne Caprioli, and Bob Chalifour. Winner SIC 17 UNDER 50,000 Man-Hours: Second Place, Most Improved and Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

July 2016

SmartATI Construction: Abigail Rooney, Christie Weimann, Lori Smart, David Smart – Winner SIC 15 Under 50,000 Man-Hours: Most Improved and Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays

Novel Iron Works / Rose Steel Inc., Leadership graduates (l-r) Todd Bregy, Alyse Oliver, and Jesse Fand

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ABC NH Future Leader in Construction (FLiC) 2016 graduates. First row (l-r): Robin Rich - EnviroVantage, Lisa Duchesne – Granite State Plumbing Heating, Alyse Oliver - Novel Iron Second row (l-r): Jonathan Morse – Lewis Builders Development, Inc., Matt White – Hampshire Fire Protection Co., LLC, Todd Bregy– Novel Iron, Nick Trudel – North Branch Construction Co. Inc., Kerry Eriksen, North Branch Construction Co., Inc. Back row (l-r): Joe Nash – Denron Plumbing & HVAC, Kelly Holder – Methuen Construction Co., Inc., Derrick Chabot – Lewis Builders Development, Inc., Brandon Merkley – EnviroVantage, Jesse Reise – Interstate Electrical Services Corp., Jesse Fand – Rose Steel Inc. Not Pictured: Karen Prince – RM Piper, Inc., Matt Davis – Methuen Construction Co., Inc., Eric Dinsmore – The H.L. Turner Group, Inc., Robert Tupper – Exterior Designs, Inc., Ken Lambert – Exterior Designs, Inc., Rob Barish – EnviroVantage New Hampshire Future Leaders in Construction

Vermont Future Leaders in Construction

Joe Nash – Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC Robin Rich – EnviroVantage, Inc. Rob Barish – EnviroVantage, Inc. Brandon Merkley – EnviroVantage, Inc. Robert Tupper – Exterior Designs, Inc. Ken Lambert – Exterior Designs, Inc. Lisa Duchesne – Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC Matt White – Hampshire Fire Protection Co. LLC Jesse Reise – Interstate Electrical Services Corp. Jonathan Morse – Lewis Builders Development, Inc Derrick Chabot – Lewis Builders Development, Inc. Matt Davis – Methuen Construction Co., Inc. Kelly Holder – Methuen Construction Co., Inc. Kerry Eriksen – North Branch Construction, Inc. Nick Trudel – North Branch Construction, Inc. Jesse Fand – Novel Iron Works, Inc. Todd Bregy – Novel Iron Works, Inc. Alyse Oliver – Novel Iron Works, Inc. Karen Prince – R.M. Piper, Inc. Eric Dinsmore – The H. L. Turner Group, Inc.

Michael Duval – Alliance Mechanical, Inc. Jason Luman – Alliance Mechanical, Inc. Cathy Voyer Lamberton – AGC/VT Sheila McLaughlin Shaw – BreadLoaf Corporation Dan Heath – BreadLoaf Corporation Scott Daigle – Engelberth Construction, Inc. Jason Moore – Engelberth Construction, Inc. Jeff Baker – Engelberth Construction, Inc. Liam Ehrenzweig – Engelberth Construction, Inc. Jeff Page – Housewright Construction, Inc. Craig Hervey – Housewright Construction, Inc. Chris Stevens – Interstate Electrical Services Corp. Ryan Ellis – PC Construction Colin Menard – PC Construction Darin Gillies – Reliance Steel, Inc. Dereyk Perkins – SSW Erectors, LLC Joseph Poston – Wright Construction Company



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July 2016

Construction Institute Announces Award Winners Hartford, CT -The Construction Institute (CI) celebrated their annual membership meeting and awards event on June 16. The well attended event allowed the CI to recognize some of the industry’s most outstanding contributors. The CI is fortunate to have such an accomplished list of professionals dedicated to the CI.

(l-r) Petina Killainy of Arcadis and Nancy Greenwald of Construction Institute Distinguished Achievement Award PETINA KILLIANY Senior vice president, ARCADIS

Killiany is recognized for contributions to the advancement of the region’s design, construction, and facilities communities over the past 30 years. Always a voice of reason, Killiany works tirelessly on the board of not only the CI, but of many of the industry’s other professional organizations. Her expertise and ability to steer her fellow board members toward efficient and goal-oriented results are highly valued.

members have experienced high quality informational events that set the CI apart from other organizations. Kellogg has transitioned into the role of chairman of the board of directors and. . Special Lifetime Recognition Award PETER HENTSCHEL Retired co-founder, Tecton Architects

This special award is given for a lifetime of dedication to the CI and a continued impact on the AEC industry. Hentschel’s passion for the CI is evident even in his retirement, as he has continued to work with and transform the CI. He helped Peter Hentschel of Tecton Architects conceive the Visionaries’ Forum, one of CI’s most successful programs (now in its seventh year). He was also instrumental in the formation of the Institute’s BIM Council. Hentschel has served in a number of leadership positions over the years, most recently as co-chair of the board of directors. The CI has been fortunate to have Peter Hentschel as a visionary leader.

Distinguished Service Award BRUCE KELLOGG Principal, JCJ Architecture

Kellogg has been actively involved with the CI for many years, and is greatly deserving of this award, which recognizes dedication and outstanding service to the CI. Most Bruce Kellogg of JCJ recently, Kellogg has Architecture filled the position of program committee chairman for three consecutive years. As a result, CI’s


Robert Turner and Emory Allaire of Tucker Mechanical/An EMCOR Company Special Industry Recognition Award TUCKER MECHANICAL An EMCOR Company

The Special Industry Recognition Award is reserved for an A/E/C Organization, Firm or Institution for outstanding contributions to the industry and to the

community. Tucker Mechanical, is a leader in utilization of cutting edge technology in the HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection sector of building projects. Over the years, they have consistently shared their expertise and innovations collaboratively for the betterment of the industry. They have actively and generously supported the community, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their signature Pink Hard Hat Campaign, and raising substantial funds to “Give Back Through Education” to veterans and the children of fallen soldiers. The CI’s newest award for 2016 is the Emerging Young Professional Leadership Award, which honored three professionals in diverse areas of the construction industry who are helping to lead the CI into the next generation: KEANE AURES – associate attorney, Robinson + Cole

Aures counsels clients on all areas of construction-related contract drafting and negotiation, including contracts for colleges and universities, international manufacturing facilities, research Keane Aures of and industry faRobinson & Cole cilities, corporate offices, and various other commercial construction projects. In his roles as golf committee chair and Young Professional council co-chair, Aures has become one of the familiar members who will always help any capacity. He is an asset to the CI and to all of its members. KAITLYN DOBBERFUHL – project engineer, Gilbane Building Company

Dobberfuhl is a recent graduate of the University of Hartford and newcomer to the industry. She has been one of the strongest consistent members of the

(l-r) Nancy Greenwald of Construction Institute and Kaitlyn Dobberfuhl of Gilbane Building Co.

YPC and has successfully begun to integrate the YPC with many members of the CI through program attendance and development. She will serve as a cochair of the Young Professional council this season as well as continuing on the program committee. MATTHEW CHAIT – civil engineer, BVH Integrated Services

Chait has worked on a variety of public and private projects since joining BVH including work on many of the state university campuses, ESPN, Pratt and Whitney, Quinnipiac University and the Matt Chait of BVH UMass Boston Utili- Integrated Services ty Corridor and Roadway project. The CI has been fortunate to have Chait become involved in the Visionaries Forum this year, as well as the BIM council. Chait will also co-chair the YPC this year.

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July 2016



Bruner/Cott First to Get JUST Label

Campanelli Completes Edesia North Kingstown, RI – Campanelli Construction recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the completed building for Edesia Global Nutrition, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “treat, prevent, and end malnutrition for the world’s most vulnerable children,” required a new building in which to house its organizational efforts. Through careful coordination both onsite and offsite among Campanelli Construction, Florence Electric, other sub trades, and the owner, a new 83,000sf building located in the Quonset Business Park was constructed. The building includes a state-of-the-art lab, offices, manufacturing, and large warehouse. The Florence Electric crew worked 6,200 hours to install the new electrical system, emergency power, and a FA system. To help the nonprofit stay under budget, Edesia’s new factory was built using pre-engineered Barnes steel buildings systems. High ceilings and an industrial-chic look were central to the design. Glass paneling along the hallway allows administrative and production staff to feel more integrated as a team inside the same building, while at the same time visitors can witness how Edesia’s products are made.

(l-r) Jeff DeMarco, Dave Vroman, Peter Brown, all of Campanelli. Paul Salem of Edesia, and an Edesia employee

In addition to a 25,000sf state-of-theart clean room for manufacturing food to the highest safety standards and a 35,000sf warehouse, the floor plan balances open areas that encourage staff collaboration with more traditional cubicles, private offices, and conference rooms. Edesia manufactures specialized ready-to-use foods that ship to malnourished children all over the world. As a result of this relocation and expansion, the nonprofit now has the capacity to reach over 2 million malnourished children worldwide each year.


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Cambridge, MA – Bruner/Cott & Associates, a Cambridge-based architecture and planning firm, is the first New England-based company to receive the International Living Future Institute’s JUST label. JUST is a corporate responsibility and transparency metric emphasizing diversity, equity, social justice, and stewardship among service providers, manufacturers, and nonprofits. The firm’s JUST certification reinforces Bruner/Cott’s deeply rooted commitment to positive social change through design and supports its dedication to a sustainable future. “In a relatively short time frame since the program launched, JUST

has garnered worldwide interest and is helping organizations to develop better employee engagement policies and community stewardship practices,” said Francis Janes, JUST program manager at the International Living Future Institute. The JUST program intends to broaden the conversation and create a common language with regard to social equity practices. It helps organizations identify valuable opportunities to make life better for people from all walks of life. Bruner/Cott is currently working on two projects — including the newly completed R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College — that are pursuing full LBC certification.

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July 2016

Maugel Selected for Three Projects

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Lexington, MA – Maugel Architects recently announced that Duffy Properties has selected the firm to renovate three properties located at 25, 40, and 45 Hartwell Avenue. The team includes structural engineers RRC Engineering. Maugel recently completed the schematic design at 25 Hartwell. The new design enhanced the building’s exterior by incorporating vertical elements and recladding the existing façade. Structural costs were contained by optimizing existing structural elements and minimizing existing masonry removal. Maugel created a more vertical appearance by extending the existing metal panel down to the top of the foundation in key areas. A mix of materials including metal mesh, curtainwall, metal panels, and

45 Hartwell

enlarged openings and the refurbishment of existing exterior materials. At 45 Hartwell, Maugel designed a customized environment for Brammer Bio. Exterior improvements include two

40 Hartwell

faux wood phenolic panels were used to complement the existing metal panel and brick veneer. Currently under construction, the 40 Hartwell design features a new entry consisting of a raised roof, clerestory glazing, solar shades, a tower, and a canopy. The new entry gives height and interest to the low-lying, horizontal façade and admits natural light into the vestibule and lobby. Other building improvements consist of

new entries that feature new glazing framed by metal panels and canopies. Other improvements include a raised clerestory to allow vertical flexibility to house a new clean room.

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Boston – Gilbane Building Company recently promoted Benjamin Gilbane Cole, a fifth-generation family member, to the role of business development manager in Boston. He began his career at Gilbane as an intern serving on projects in Rhode Island for GTech Corporation, University of Rhode Island, and Central High School, to name a few. In 2013 he joined Gilbane full-time as a superintendent before entering the Management Candidate Acceleration Program (MCAP) in 2014.

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Tecton Doubles Down on Technology Hartford, CT – Tecton Architects recently filled two key positions. Steve Hills, an 11-year veteran of the firm, has been promoted to BIM manager. This role focuses on advancing the firm’s use of 3D building information modelling and elevating the capabilities of the integrated design and construction teams. Rebecca Hopkins will take on a new role at Tecton: manager of emerging technologies. This position goes beyond the day-to-day use of software, exploring nontraditional, cutting-edge ways of exploring design ideas and constructability.

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Current initiatives include tiered virtual reality/augmented reality design, 3D printing and mixed media modeling, and job site observation efficiency.

Silver Speaks to Future Admins Hamden, CT – William Silver, administrators in the state of AIA, principal, was recently a Connecticut. guest lecturer in the University Silver spoke about of Bridgeport’s Educational contemporary school design, Leadership Program. He was including the role of new invited by adjunct professor technologies in the classroom, Thomas Jokubaitis to speak collaborative learning trends, to students in the Leadership the impact of new building and Management of School codes expected this fall, and Bill Silver Facilities course, an elective the use of sustainable strategies available only to sixth-year students and energy-efficient systems in school building design. seeking certification as intermediate

Seabury’s latest independent living addition

Bloomfield, CT – Seabury, an Active Life Plan Community, has chosen KBE Building Corp. to serve as the construction manager-at-risk for Phases B and C of its phased campus repositioning and expansion project in Bloomfield. KBE will be working with Seabury’s developer, Greenbrier Development, LLC, and architect/engineer SFCS. Phase B encompasses 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

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Foxborough, MA -The Cranston, R. I.based Saletin Real Estate Group (SREG) is redeveloping a 10-acre site at 369 Central Street in Foxborough that will be transformed into a new mixed-use development called Forbes Crossing. Development will include the addition of three pad sites, over 46,000sf of retail space, and a 139-room Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Hotel. DiPrete Engineering is leading the design team through the permitting process. It includes GZA GeoEnvironmental, Sage Environmental, Pare Corporation, Studio 401 Architecture, and Natural Resource Services.

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Cape Elizabeth, ME – Cape Chiropractic and Acupuncture recently received unanimous approval from the Cape Elizabeth subdivision and planning board for a new mixed-use development within the Town Center. Owned by Dr. Zev Myerowitz Jr. and his wife, Amber Myerowitz, the two-building, three-story facility will house offices on the ground level and 10 townhouse-style market-rate apartments above. The buildings, connected by a covered pedestrian walkway, will be the home of 3,789sf offices for Cape Chiropractic and Acupuncture. The ground level will also include a second 2,416sf office suite, available for either expansion or for lease by another similar business. The owners plan to live in one of the 10 townhouse apartments. The project, located on 12 Hill Way, is the first multifamily housing development in Cape Elizabeth in about a decade, and

Site plan for complex, which includes townhouse apartments and healthcare offices / WBRC

will bring needed housing options to the area. Designed by architects Will Pogar and Jocelyn Boothe of WBRC Architects Engineers, the facility evokes a coastal New England feel with craftsman style and detailing. The mixed-use building was a collaboration between WBRC’s commercial and healthcare design studios. “It is a type of project we expect to see more of,” Pogar says, citing Maine’s recent growth patterns and market demands in Southern Maine.

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Trends and Hot Topics

Media Training: Seven Tips for Speaking to the Media correct them so they don’t have to issue a correction later. If you do not know the answer to a question, admit it and offer to check on it and call back. Talk about what you do

Ask questions – before the interview

by Susan Shelby

Success! Your efforts to pitch your company as an industry resource or your project as a new design trend have final paid off. A reporter is interested in speaking with you and has requested a site visit, meeting or conference call. You know speaking with the media is important, but now that you have your chance, you don’t know what to expect. The most media-savvy firms view the media as a valued customer, another constituent of their marketing target audience. Just as you would research your “client personas” for marketing activities, you should know the reporters you are speaking with, the issues they write about, and the publications that cover your industry. Here are seven tips for preparing for and delivering a successful media interview. Preparation is key

Familiarize yourself with the publication and its target audience, and look up articles that the reporter or freelance writer has written. Do some light homework to put yourself at ease: check the publication web site for writer bios and run a Google search since many freelance writers work for a variety of publications.

Inquire about the kind of story the reporter is writing (is it a trends piece, case study, or executive profile, for example?) and what information you are being requested to provide during the interview. Many writers will cheerfully forward a list of questions or topics prior to an interview. Also, ask the writer if he/she needs background information. A smart reporter will prepare for the interview as well, and a project summary or company profile sent in advance can facilitate a more in-depth dialogue. Think about your key messages

Come to the interview with three strong messages that you would like to see in the article or hear on a broadcast, and

An interview that has gone well – and results in an enlightened and educated writer – will produce quality journalism that you’ll be proud to be quoted in. hone them down to a concise sentence for each. Make them as positive as possible, and remember to repeat them more than once. Your messages should appeal to the publication’s readers. Why is the project interesting? What problems did the team solve? What are the key differentiators you hope to convey about your firm?

Take control of the interview.

Anticipate difficult questions

What are your answers to them? Pause before answering, and give yourself a moment to think before responding. Make sure you know what you want to say and then give a solid answer. Always answer truthfully and accurately. It’s reasonable to explain that some information cannot be shared, simply by saying “I’m sorry but the client has asked us not to share project costs.” Remember “off the record” doesn’t exist, so anything you say is fair game. Keep your answers short

Let the reporter finish asking the question before you jump in to answer, and then keep your answers short. Shorter answers are always better than long-winded ones. Explain your story or project in a concise and interesting way, and don’t ramble. It is helpful to pause occasionally and ask the reporter, “Does that make sense to you?” to check that you are on the same page – and to give yourself a second to catch your breath. If the reporter has a follow-up question, they’ll ask. If something stated by the interviewer is slightly off, gently

Bring the writer up-to-date on a trend or provide a snapshot of an issue. Maintain a friendly, helpful attitude regardless of the reporter’s approach. If a reporter asks you a question you feel is negative, make sure not to repeat that negative. Frame the reply with a positive, and bridge the conversation back to more comfortable topics and your key messages. Be sure to explain a project’s challenges and solutions, and what sets your firm’s approach part from others in the marketplace. Why did the client turn to your firm for help? Stay relaxed – it’s a conversation!

Your body language and tone of voice can convey your discomfort, so remember this is not an interrogation. The reporter is genuinely interested in what you have to say – they did call you, right? – so take a deep breath and smile. And at the end of the conversation, encourage the reporter to call back if any clarification is needed. Keep in mind that the reporter will not provide you with the article to review before it is published. Reporters rely on you to convey accurate and insightful information on topics you know, but the article is theirs to write. That is the way third-party validation of the press works. An interview that has gone well – and results in an enlightened and educated writer – will produce quality journalism that you’ll be proud to be quoted in. Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, is President & CEO of Rhino PR.

Show Me the Money!

by Colm Allen

We’re witnessing a new phenomenon in this market. Signing bonuses and incentives are back! Contrary to popular belief, there is no database of great candidates out there waiting to make a lateral career move. The reality is, good candidates are being wooed on a daily basis by every agency

recruiter and HR manager with an open job requisition. We are currently experiencing a talent scarcity market where candidates have all the leverage. We’ve known this for some time, but it’s becoming more obvious now. In the last few weeks, we heard of eight incidents where hires have fallen off. That means one of three things: A candidate went through the interview process, was offered a position, but after consideration declined the offer because it wasn’t attractive enough, as they were juggling multiple offers at once. The candidate accepted the offer but took a counteroffer from their boss when they gave notice. They started the new job as planned

We are experiencing a “talent scarcity market” where candidates have all the leverage. but did not stay; they were either lured back to their old job with a big salary bump, resigning bonus, or promotion; or better still, were enticed to move again, with a signing bonus at a new firm. In almost all cases, more money coupled with a feeling of under-appreciation in their job, was the issue. It’s payback for

the recession salary slashing spree that many good candidates experienced. So, don’t wait to lose your best people to your competitors and then pay huge recruiting fees to replace them. Consider paying your top guns a “staying” bonus. Buy ’em a vacation. Or give them an auto upgrade, let them work from home one day a week, but do whatever it takes to make them want to stay. It’s almost impossible to recruit happy employees! The way we see it, the biggest line item expense looming is unexpected salary costs. You can pay now or pay later, but in this market, having great staff is going to cost, one way or another. Colm Allen is owner at Construction Recruiters in Milton, Mass.


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Healthcare Interview With Tim King The Massachusetts Hospital TK: The conference led off Association Annual Design, with an outstanding group of Operations & Construction healthcare and real estate profesConference, cohosted by the MA sionals discussing the real estate Healthcare Facility Professionals developer model for healthcare Society, held a sold-out event properties (new and expanded). recently. High-Profile interMore and more healthcare inviewed Tim King, a moderator stitutions are considering/using at the event, to share comments. third-party developers to help King is president of Alternative Tim King finance projects with a flexible Business Solutions, Middleton, matrix of financial and ownerMass., and provides business developship structures. James Elcock, president ment in healthcare for MPA, Margulies and managing partner at Colliers Boston, Perruzzi Architects. and Peter McManus, owner/principal at Murphy McManus, openly shared their High-Profile: How did you get expertise and experience with many of involved with the MHA annual event? Boston’s most notable hospitals and how each particular deal is tailored to fit the Tim King: It was really collaboration specific project and administration’s between the Mass NEHES chapter and needs. the Massachusetts Hospital Association Renee Mikitarian-Bradley, associate (MHA) — and I have been involved in vice president of real estate for the UMass volunteering with both groups for many Memorial healthcare system, presented years. MHA has been focusing more on on the vast UMass Memorial real estate issues facing the facilities/engineering structure as well as the different partnerdepartments at hospitals and was ing models UMass has engaged, and John definitely looking for ways to integrate P. Duraes, CHFM, director of facilities more efficiently with that community. and engineering at Signature Healthcare, The MHFPS has also been much more Brockton Hospital, spoke about his curactive in bigger legislative issues facing rent experience with Murphy McManus the healthcare engineering world and was in building/developing a new cancer happy to join up with the MHA to cohost center facility with a developer-led team. this flagship industry event. MHFPS Next was a very well-received President Corey McNulty (regional panel on professional development — director of facilities, Vibra Healthcare) directed specifically at the 50+ facilities and Vice President Dave Fowler (senior professionals in the audience and panels. director, support services at Anna Jaques Industry veteran and ASHE Region 1 Hospital) have done a fantastic job of representative Ed Lydon (associate vice breathing new life and vibrancy into president of support services at Beverly this society and creating the partnership Hospital/Lahey) led the discussion on the with MHA. This event, along with the many associations and benefits that careerfive to six other regional educational oriented individuals can take advantage events, has made MHFPS a force in the of, while Susan Cronin-Jenkins spoke industry. MHA’s Anuj Goel, VP, legal specifically about MGH’s professional and regulatory affairs, and his staff structure and what they look for in hiring Kirsten Singleton and Jill Ettori, have and developing a team. Cronin-Jenkins also been vital to this event and continued is the codirector of Partners/MGH real relationship. Both organizations benefit estate and facilities. exponentially from this partnership. Geoff Slowman, MChE, MBA, CEM, director of facilities at Circle Health HP: Will you be back next year? (Lowell General Hospital), covered his TK: Absolutely! With this year’s sellout higher eduction path to facilities exceland outstanding panels, we already have lence through continuing education and great ideas and strong interest in next two separate master’s degrees to broaden year’s speakers. The informative and his range of knowledge and attractiveness/ educational nature of this event offers such marketability in the industry. a great value to the healthcare engineers The energy and sustainability segment community. I urge all members of this was introduced by Ed Browne, vice prescommunity to register with the MHFPS ident of support services for Cambridge (free for healthcare professionals) and Health Alliance, who gave a short preparticipate in the strong educational sentation on ASHE’s “Energy To Care” sessions. program — a robust cloud-based initiative available to all healthcare facilities to HP: Can you tell us about the panels improve energy efficiency and cut costs. that you moderated? This panel presented as two teams:


Speaking at podium Michael Della Barba – director, EH&E; Panel (l-r): George Nolan – VP, Baystate Wing Hospital; David Shore – healthcare market executive, EH&E; Lani Kuzia – project manager, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital; Tom Sieniewicz – partner, NBBJ Architecture; Jacob Knowles – director of sustainability, BR+A

David Shore and Michael Della Barba, director of commissioning, represented EH& E and their project at Baystate Wing Memorial, along with George Nolan, regional vice president of support services at Baystate Health System. Their team is implementing a Campus Performance Optimization Program with several energy savings measures (ESMs) throughout the facility and has contract structure that collects a fee only if certain savings levels are achieved. Certainly a great arrangement for George Shore and his Baystate team! In contrast, Lani Kuzia, planning and construction project manager at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and her team presented on the brand new Building for the Future research/clinical building and the intense energy planning and technologies that went into that project. Tom Sieniewicz, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, partner, NBBJ Architects, and Jacob Knowles, LEED AP, director of sustainable design at BR+A Consulting Engineers, combined their experience to present a fascinating model of energy excellence. After a great lunch provided by the MHAS/MHFPS, the day was topped off with a very enjoyable project profile segment — a snapshot of four current projects with a wide range of interesting qualifications. Brendan Whalen, director, design and construction at Boston Medical Center, described the management of four separate projects using different types and intensities of delivery methods, from pure IPD to design-bid-build. Whalen was clear that he thought IPD to be the best choice for certain projects. Team members were Tocci, Suffolk, Shawmut, TRO, Levi Wong. Stephanie Nadolny, vice president of hospital operations at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, presented on her facility addition/ renovation project with specific focus on rehabilitation and the challenges of continuous operation and network

burden. Nadolny also offered insight on navigating the unique decision and finance path from Cape Cod, through Spaulding Boston and then through the Partners organization. Wendy Gettleman at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute took a different course and spoke about the management of many small and medium (to DFCI) projects as well as maintaining brand control at Dana Farber space at non-DFCI partner facilities. Gettleman is vice president of facilities management and real estate. Although the projects were too numerous to mention teams, Gettleman and her staff work with a the most recognized names in healthcare design and construction. And finally, Carl Cameron, COO at Holyoke medical center, took us on a roller-coaster ride of financing, planning, and local regulatory hurdles that enabled his to start on a $20 million new emergency department and MOB project in a rural, stand-alone hospital in Western Massachusetts. Cameron and his team did a fantastic job bringing this overdue project to market. The team of SMRT Architects and G. Greene Construction were vital to this effort. This collaborative event was a huge success. The MHA conference center has a capacity of 110, and we tried to hold the vendor/healthcare professionals ratio to 50/50. With an expected sellout crowd, we offered a free registration to the engineers/facility professionals and asked the support industries to support the conference — which they did with such enthusiasm, a waitlist had to be created. . The sponsorships sold out, and those who were able to snag a sponsorship spot really got the value out of it. Sponsor Marc Margulies of Margulies Perruzzi Architects stated, “This is by far the best, most educational and efficient one-day healthcare conference I’ve been to. . . . the content, panelists, and crowd were all fantastic!” Other sponsors included Acentech, AKF Group, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, and Sodexo.

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Steel Fabrication for SHU Health Center Complete Planned and Designed by SLAM East Hartford, CT – United Steel, Inc. has fabricated and delivered the threestory elevator framing for Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Center for Healthcare Education. The center will comprise 117,000sq on 8.7 acres. The exterior of the building will be brick, limestone, and precast concrete in a limestone color with some glass and metal canopy elements. The windows and other glazing will be high-performance low-e glass that will appear clear. The plans also call for a 250-space parking garage. Surface lots will provide additional parking. The building was programmed/ planned and designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative based in Glastonbury. SLAM also provided cost estimating, structural engineering, and landscape architecture for the new center, which is designed to create the necessary teaching space for current and projected enrollment, experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration between departments. The general contractor is Consigli Construction. “The building will be architecturally significant and will enhance the neighborhood. The parking structure will allow for a reduction in surface parking

Elevator framing at Sacred Heart College of Health Professions

that will be replaced with new lawns and planted areas, resulting in a greener and more attractive site design,” says Michael Kinney, senior vice president for finance and administration at SHU. The new facility will offer state-of-theart simulation labs, immersive learning environments, educational spaces, as well as clinic space to serve programs of nursing, physical therapy, occupational

therapy, speech and language pathology, and health sciences all consolidated into one location. It will have an increased space of teaching labs, clinical/skills labs, a simulation suite, theater-style learning classrooms, a dining hall, an interprofessional outpatient clinic, and increased supporting classroom and office space to accommodate personnel projections.

“The new Center for Healthcare Education will provide our students with all the latest technology used in their future professions,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “The expanded space and updated equipment will offer new opportunities for learning and ensure that they graduate well prepared to make their mark in the booming healthcare industry.”

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Restoration & Renovation WinnDevelopment Begins Adaptive Reuse Project

Waterway between Counting House Lofts and Adden Building

Lowell, MA – WinnDevelopment of Boston has secured the financing it needs to transform the 170-year-old Adden Building in Lowell into 75 apartments by the summer of 2017. The $15.5 million adaptive reuse project completes a three-building residential development effort that began a decade ago. Dellbrook Construction is the

general contractor. The architect is The Architectural Team, Inc. The Adden development will produce 73 market-rate apartments and two units restricted to households with incomes at or below 60% of area median income. The unit mix will consist of 47 one-bedrooms, 11 one-bedrooms with dens, and 17 twobedrooms. Construction on the 88,000sf building

Adden Building, Counting House Lofts, and Loft Two Seven Building

is expected to be concluded by the summer of 2017. The project will create approximately 300 jobs. The project is a joint venture between WinnDevelopment, Banc of America CDC, and the Architectural Heritage Foundation. It is being financed through State Historic Tax Credits, Federal Historic Tax Credits, the Housing Development Incentive Program

(HDIP), Enterprise Bank, the City of Lowell (HOME Funds), Preservation Massachusetts, HCL Acquisitions, and WinnCompanies. WinnDevelopment also was tapped recently as master developer for the Hamilton Canal District, a vacant 15acre parcel abutting the Adden Building site that will double the size of Lowell’s downtown.

Curtis Completes Bishop Allen Apts. MassDev to Help Redevelopment Cambridge, MA – Recently completed Bishop Allen Apartments provides an affordable housing option to an otherwise unaffordable neighborhood. Located in Central Square, the apartments consist of 27 three-bedroom and five two-bedroom apartments in four buildings originally built as residential hotels in the 1880s. After the Cambridge City Housing staff exhausted significant negotiation efforts with the prior owners to secure a preservation deal, Just-A-Start became a partner to prevent these units from converting to market-rate rents. Of particular importance is that, while a major project goal was to make these buildings energy-efficient, the historic character of the structures has been retained and restored to their original beauty. The buildings were renovated in a way that enhances the original architecture, thanks to a grant from the Cambridge Historical Commission and Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. The project blends deep retrofit with historic preservation by adding rigid insulation to the outside of the building for energy efficiency and durability. Historic


details, which had been lost to vinyl siding, were recreated, bringing together the sometimes competitive goals of creating efficient buildings and restoring historic heritage. The renovation also includes new energy-efficient windows, kitchens and bathrooms, flooring and interior doors, boilers and roofs at two of the buildings, fire sprinkler systems throughout, and the conversion of two units for wheelchair accessibility. Just-A- Start’s Peter Graham says, “Just-A- Start worked long and hard to obtain these properties to create affordable housing and to preserve the historic details in the process. It was gratifying that our general contractor, Curtis Construction, worked just as hard to make the project a success. Their skill and approach mirrored our own – as a true team working toward an important common goal.” Project funding also includes MassDevelopment, Boston Private Bank & Trust, Brookline Bank, MHIC, and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). These sources provided over $5.4 million for rehab and improvement at the property.

Pepperell Place

Pepperell, MA – MassDevelopment has provided a $2.25 million loan to Lexvest Chapel LLC for the repositioning of the 20 Mill Street property known as Pepperell Place. Lexvest is using loan proceeds to upgrade the building systems, lobbies, and core. Exterior improvements include new windows and doors, landscaping, and hardscaping. Amenities such as a common conference room, break room, and fitness room are underway. The 190,000sf building is on 10 acres and offers space that ranges from singleoffice suites to 65,000sf of industrial/flex

space. The loan will also finance tenant improvements to the building for the three new signed leases, which total 60,000sf of space. The property’s redevelopment will provide space for multiple tenants seeking office, light manufacturing, or assembly and warehouse storage space. Lexvest expects this project will create 100 jobs. Lexvest Chapel LLC is an affiliate of The Lexvest Group, a regional real estate development and investment company focused on value-add commercial and industrial opportunities and residential redevelopments.

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Philanthropy KBE Dresses Down for Good Cause

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

Jonelle Lawhorn, KBE director of marketing, presents the donation to St. Mary-St. Michael School students / Ralph Nicafaro

Derby, CT – Children at the St. Mary-St. Michael School received a book grant from KBE Building Corporation as part of the construction firm’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference corporate philanthropic initiative. Each Friday, KBE employees make a donation for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays. In addition to the employee donation, KBE’s senior management team matches the money raised each month, which is then donated to a charity. For the month of April, KBE’s “Jeans Money” was donated to the St. MarySt. Michael School to support its “One School, One Book” program. Thanks to KBE’s donation, the students will be able to enjoy the book “In Memory of Gorfman T. Frog” by Gail Donovan.

St. Mary-St. Michael School creates a poster to thank KBE / Ralph Nicafar

Jewett Raises Funds March for Babies

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.

The New England Regional Council of Carpenters. Team Jewett at March for Babies-Seacoast

Raymond, NH – More than 30 employees of Jewett Construction Company, Inc. and their families recently participated in two March for Babies events — March for Babies-Seacoast and March For Babies-Manchester — to raise awareness

and benefit the research and programs supported by the March of Dimes. Team Jewett raised well over $2,500 between the two events, ranking first in the nonfamily team division in the Seacoast March for Babies.

Building in health.

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Shawmut Adds Gauthier Boston – Shawmut Design recommend a maintenance and Construction recently anand repair program to ensure nounced the addition of Nathan peak operation. He will also Gauthier as director of facilities work with the team to ensure management integration and Shawmut’s projects minimize sustainability. In this role, he will environmental impacts, while work to improve the transition of optimizing occupant well being. Shawmut’s renovations and new Most recently, he served construction into the client’s as a construction manager for facilities management infraUNICEF Rwanda, and has Gauthier more than 16 years of industry experience structure, while also bolstering the firm’s in the academic sector including projects green building efforts. at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Gauthier will develop and implement Blackstone Office Building, and Harvard an operations readiness program; train Sherman Fairchild Laboratory. facilities management personnel; and

Dietz & Company Welcomes Two Springfield, MA – Dietz & Company Architects, Inc. recently welcomed two new people to the team. Elise Keith has joined the firm in the position of job captain and Amy Carbone as a draftsperson. Keith spent a number of years working as a BIM coordinator and job captain for a Hartford, Conn., architectural firm. She has worked on a variety of project

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types including housing, education, and laboratories, with particular experience with primary education facilities. Carbone worked as both an architectural intern and a draftsperson prior to joining Dietz & Company. While a student at UMass, she worked as both a TA teaching introduction to AutoCad and a research assistant.

Bangor, ME – WBRC Architects • Engineers recently announced the promotions of Kristian Kowal, AIA; Stephanie Laplant, P.E.; Daniel Monroe, P.E.; and Paul Monyok, P.E., to senior associates and shareholders. Kowal has engaged in a diverse range of work over the past decade, serving as WBRC’s design architect for Emera Astronomy Center at the University of Maine, Husson University’s Beardsley Meeting House and Gracie Theater in Bangor, and MDI Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove. Laplant is a senior electrical engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in electrical systems design, 17 of which have been with WBRC, starting as an engineer intern. She is a licensed engineer in seven states. Recent Maine projects include the Joint Force Headquarters in Augusta, Castine Main Street improvements, Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, and Hannaford Supermarkets. Monroe is a senior mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in laboratory, healthcare, and institutional facilities process, plumbing, and HVAC systems design. Recent projects in Maine include Hampden Academy, MDI Biological Laboratory, Emera Astronomy Center, and Eastern





Maine Community College Public Safety Training Center. Monyok is a WBRC senior civil engineer with more than 14 years of experience in highway and site design, stormwater modeling, and land use permitting. Some recent projects include Maine National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Augusta, Sussman House Hospice in Rockport and The Avenue student apartments, Emera Astronomy Center, and UCU Headquarters, all in Orono.

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Amenta Emma Adds Two Stamford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects announced the addition of Jamie F. Curtin and Lauren R. Kushner to its Stamford Office. Curtin is a licensed interior designer. In her most recent position with Antinozzi Associates in Norwalk, she worked with commercial real estate developers on large-scale capital improvement projects in the Westchester/Fairfield County area. She is currentlyworking on several commercial projects in the Gateway Building in White Plains, N.Y., including the repositioning of the Gateway Building lobby. Kushner’s most recent positions were with Granoff Architects in Greenwhich and Taniya Nakayk Design in Boston.

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Raymond, NH – Thomas Cochran has joined Jewett Construction Co. as a preconstruction assistant. Cochran attended the University of New Hampshire’s Thompson School of Applied Science, where he graduated with dual Associate Degrees in Architectural Technology and Construction Management.

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Young Professionals Red Sox Social

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

5:00 PM: Pre-Game Social at Blazing Paddles, 82 Lansdowne Street, Boston. 7:10 PM - Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

Odyssey Cruise Lines, Rowes Wharf

Join us as we set sail on the harbor aboard one the finest vessels Boston has to offer, The Odyssey. DJ, full buffet dinner including dessert, one drink ticket per guest. Members: $70 | Non-Members: $85 | Student Members: $25 More information contact: ifma@ifmaboston.org; carolyn. hickey@stvinc.com; or tdavis@ sterlingmail.com

Business Architecture 2016 Award

IIDA July 28 – July 29

20th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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 The Burgess Group - West Hartford, CT

BSA August 24

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

Open to the public. One hour “tour” of BSA Foundation programs and why they matter. Event is free, but seats are limited. Reservations/information: Penny Mitchell 617-391-4011; bsa@ architects.org or Penny Mitchell at pmitchell@architects.org Left to right: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (with Perkins + Will), East Boothbay, ME; Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, FL

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NAIOP July 26

NAIOP@ Night Coppersmith 40 W 3rd St South Boston 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

AS A PRINCIPAL AT WBRC ARCHITECTS ENGINEERS, I love talking about how our firm helps clients all over the country make better decisions. First, we do our homework to understand your challenges and opportunities. Your ongoing satisfaction is very important to us, so we design for longterm flexibility and durability. The process matters, too. Clients tell us they like working with WBRC because we’re highly skilled, yet down-to-earth. Sound like your kind of A/E firm? Call us at the WBRC office nearest you for a complimentary consultation.


BANGOR, ME 207.947.4511

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL 941.556.0757

Conference Build Business Synthesis 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia

Build Business: Synthesis will bring together A/E/C clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers to historic Philadelphia, PA, to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business. For information: https://www. eventscribe.com/2016/SMPS/

IGLC July 18 – July 22

2016 Lean Forum A dynamic dialogue about the latest challenges and solutions that have emerged in New England, across the US, and abroad! With at least 10 sessions and 19 speakers confirmed already (including Stuart Eckblad of UCSF Health, Derek Drysdale formerly of Highways England, and Company Leader, Superintendent, and Trade Partner panels), this full-day event will feature a rich discussion about what it takes to lead, implement, and sustain a Lean transformation within our organizations and on projects. More at: http://iglc2016.com/

Building Tour + Networking 75 State Street, Boston, MA 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Architect, Principal

PORTLAND, ME 207.828.4511

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July 21


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Join the ISPE Boston Area Chapter Young Professionals in cheering on the Boston Red Sox as they take on the Minnesota Twins! To register online, visit www. ISPEboston.org/events. For further information, contact office@ ispeboston.org or 781-647-ISPE(4773).

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Experience learning opportunities and meet up with the Architect and Landscape Architect who contributed to the project’s success! During the tour, we’ll explore the building, including tenant spaces and the roof deck. After the event, we’ll be discussing all things sustainable! Presented by the Outreach Committee. For information; http://usgbcma.org/

July 2016



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Exterior Finishes: Ground Face, Polished, Shot Blasted or Satin Weathered

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

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




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