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Rochester, NH – The Monarch School of New England broke ground on its new regional high school and vocational center on July 15 in a ceremony attended by project partners city of Rochester Mayor Caroline McCarley and city of Rochester’s Economic Development Manager Karen Pollard. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction for a new ground-up, regional high school and vocational center for young adults with significant disabilities by Raymond, N.H.based Jewett Construction Company, Inc. The full team of DeStefano Architects, Jewett Construction, Summit Engineering, CSI Engineering, HBLA, Inc., and CLD Consulting Engineers are working with local subcontractors and the Monarch School to design and build a facility that will provide the necessary equipment and space to educate and
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Dover, NH – Bill Dube Ford Toyota and Raymond-based Jewett Construction Co., Inc. broke ground on the new dealership on July 19 in a ceremony attended by family, staff, and project partners; N.H. State Senator David Watters; Dan Barufaldi, city of Dover’s economic development director; and Dover mayor, Karen Weston. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction for a new dual-branded 40,000sf Ford and Toyota dealership at 40 Dover Point Road in Dover. Designed by the team of Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects and Summit Engineering to comply with the manufacturer’s latest image upgrade requirements, the 40,000sf design-build dealership will be shared by the Ford and Toyota brands. The exterior will include Ford and
Toyota image upgrade finishes including ACM siding panels and the large white Toyota entry portal. The interior design includes a 14,000sf showroom, a 16,000sf service garage with 24 service bays, and 10,000sf of management and operations space including a large conference room, administrative offices, and parts storage space. Other interior features include a customer lounge, kids’ area, quiet area, imported tiles, and custom millwork with quartz countertops. The dual-phase project will begin with the building of the new dealership followed by the demolition of the existing dealership and construction of a new stormwater infiltration system with the capacity to handle tens of thousands of gallons of roof water run-off.
Serenity Apartments Topped Off
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Jamaica Plain, MA – City and Boston Redevelopment Authority officials joined elected officials and Jamaica Plain neighborhood friends and neighbors recently to celebrate new Serenity apartments’ steel structure topped off by members of the building trades, including Local 7 Ironworkers. A large steel beam, painted white and signed by workers and others attending, was hoisted to the top of the new residential building, with U.S. flag and traditional “roof tree.” Serenity will consist of 195 residences on the previously vacant 1.1-acre site. The building steps up from five stories along Jamaica Way to 13 stories along South Huntington Avenue, with a courtyard in between. The building’s design will also offer views of Olmsted Park for pedestrians on South Huntington. The architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of Cambridge. Landscape
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South Windsor, CT – Drummey Rosane Anderson (DRA) recently participated in a topping-off ceremony for the new Orchard Hill Elementary School. The $26.4 million project is part of the district’s 10-year plan to update all the elementary school facilities in town. The 72,000sf school is being constructed on the 83-acre campus of the old Orchard Hill School and Timothy Edwards Middle School. The first students will be attending the school in the fall of 2017. Attendees at the ceremony included project team members, school board officials, administration, town leaders, and students. “The groundbreaking in February, the beam signing in June, and the topping-off ceremony in July have all been important milestones within Phase 1 of our 10-year plan,” stated school superintendent Kathleen Carter recently in the Journal Inquirer. “I am heartened by our residents, community leaders, and
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Ever evolving, the hospitality industry continues to adapt to changing conditions and the adoption of new design and construction trends. Today, hotel developers are experiencing escalating construction and land costs, lengthening construction timelines, and the diminishing quality of construction. As such, modular construction has been gaining a solid reputation as an innovative building approach for the hospitality design community due to its many benefits including speed, quality, practicality, and cost â€” and coupled with its success in other market areas including commercial and multifamily housing, education,
Modular construction is an efficient building process that assembles materials or components of a building in an offsite location. Commercial modular buildings are nonresidential structures built in a controlled manufacturing environment, which are then transported and assembled at the final building site. This can include the entire building or components of a larger structure. Modular contractors typically work hand in hand with traditional general contractors to leverage resources and take advantage of each type of construction approach. What does the process look like for the hospitality industry?
This building technique is best suited for new build hotel construction. However, it is increasingly being used for extensions or annexes. Modular construction is a sustainable turnkey solution that dramatically reduces construction time and de-
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What are the different applications for hotels?
There are various ways modular construction can be applied to hotel development and construction. Full modular: Entire guest rooms are assembled offsite and installed onsite. Every element of the room can be prefabricated and replicated including the walls, windows, carpet, fixtures, accessories, and even the artwork on the walls. This is particularly helpful for hotels looking to emulate their portfolio properties and adhere to brand standards. Partial modular: Portions of a guest room, like a bathroom, are assembled as a pod. The pod is then placed into the traditionally constructed building guest rooms with all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical connections. System kits: Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems are manufactured offsite and kitted. For example, a guest room electrical panel system is made with continued to page 41
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Marlborough, MA – J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), CSM Corporation, and Group One Partners recently completed the ground-up construction of the new Hilton Garden Inn. The newest hotel in the area, Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Marlborough is owned and managed by CSM and is located in the thriving Marlborough Hills development. The upscale business hotel offers 160 rooms and suites; 4,800sf of flexible meeting space; a full service BLVD restaurant and bar including two corporate private dining spaces; fitness room; pool; conference facilities and breakout rooms. The Hilton Garden Inn Boston/ Marlborough totals 105,000sf and was built using steel and wood-framed podium construction.
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Boston – Hirsch Construction Corp. recently completed the Tourneau store at Copley Place. The 3,300sf boutique tenant fit-up has numerous finishes and an Italian limestone storefront complete with four iconic world clocks, which required an enormous amount of synchronization with time and materials.
Marty Flanagan, HCC’s site superintendent, championed the effort, working closely with a variety of different millwork vendors for the delivery and installation processes. The coordination of materials from Spain, the intricate millwork involved for each specific boutique, and the specialty lighting for each boutique posed a challenge.
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TFMoran Provides Services for New Hotel
Bedford, NH – The Bedford Village Inn, located along N.H. Route 101, is celebrating the grand opening of its new luxury boutique hotel, The Grand. TFMoran provided land surveying, permitting, and civil/site design for the hotel, which is built on the 10-acre historic grounds of the Bedford Village Inn on Olde Bedford Way. “We are thrilled to announce the
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opening of The Grand at Bedford Village Inn. Fifty carefully crafted and luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites are designed to wrap the senses in exquisite warmth and comfort, ensuring a magnificent stay,” said Jack Carnevale, president of Bedford Village Inn. “The Grand is among the finest luxury boutique hotels in New England today.” TFMoran’s structural engineers
worked with project architect, John S. Jordan Design, PLLC of Canterbury, for the design of the three-story, 49,000sf building. Structural design and construction inspections were provided to general contractor Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. of Manchester. TFMoran also provided landscape architecture for site plan approvals. The grounds of The Grand include a
patio and an outdoor heated year-round saltwater pool and hot tub. Overlooking the pool area is The Grand’s luxurious custom Lobby Bar, where guests can relax and unwind by the fireplace with a beverage and fare from the acclaimed kitchen. The Grand also has private function rooms for both large and small events and meetings.
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Dyer Brown Delivers Tapestry
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Boston – Tapestry, located at 69 Kilmarnock Street in the former Church restaurant and music venue, recently opened in the Fenway neighborhood and brings a fresh new perspective to the lively area’s dining experience. With two separate concepts under one roof, this husband-and-wife-led, 217-seat restaurant is divided into two sections — the Expo Kitchen and the Club Room. Enjoying the two styles of cooking — casual and fine dining — the dual concept not only appeals to multiple types of diners but creates endless opportunities
for their ever-changing menu. Designed in collaboration with executive chefs Meghann Ward and Kevin Walsh as well as principal owner Marlena Ward, Dyer Brown carefully interpreted each of their visions into one, cohesive design. Although the two spaces are aesthetically very different, both designs and menus were heavily influenced and inspired by the couple’s passion for travel. The front of the restaurant, known as the Expo Kitchen, embraces the space’s natural light and exposed brick. A subtle sea-inspired décor, including
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overhead “sea urchin” lights, yellow-, blue-, and white-striped banquettes, and a countertop with broken “sea glass” wrapping around the restaurant’s open kitchen all help to create this casual and inviting atmosphere. A dimly lit corridor leads patrons to
the restaurant’s larger 70-seat dining room, known as the Club Room. Oversized brass pendant fixtures hang from a bronze-tiled ceiling while palm tree planters wrap seating areas to provide intimate dining experiences throughout the space.
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sculpture graces the middle of the dining area, installed atop a custom-designed booth, where the guests can enjoy a 360 degree view of the lavish work. This 3D piece of artwork is made of gold and bronze-finished washers, that are fused together to create the overall figure, and is accompanied by oversized collages on the surrounding walls. Corporate Art Group’s collages, created from figurative poses and Providence skyline imagery, were printed on aluminum and installed with hidden brackets, to give the illusion of freefloating artwork. Rignanese strategically placed the collages on key walls, in hightraffic areas, selecting different gloss finishes based on the room atmosphere and light proximity.
Capobianco and Rignanese worked closely with Mezzo’s management to develop an art package that reflected an idea of sensuality and sophistication flowing throughout the entire restaurant, bar areas, and dance floors. The idea was to ultimately assist in creating and portraying a new brand developed by Primecut/Mezzo. When it comes to hospitality, the environment is everything. Guests want to be wowed and inspired!
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Callahan Heads Construction of Hotel Development Developed by Finard Properties Burlington, MA – Callahan Construction Managers of Bridgewater is currently a part of the development of the Residence Inn by Marriott project. The development is a new, state-of-the-art six-story, woodframed 170-unit hotel located in The District Burlington, a highly walkable and mixed-use destination with accessibility to route 128 in Burlington. Developed by Finard Properties, the Residence Inn is a part of National Development’s larger master plan to redevelop The District Burlington, formerly The New England Executive Park, into a stateof-the-art campus with an innovative office environment through the promotion of health and wellness. Located 15 minutes from Boston and walking distance from the Burlington Mall, the campus will also include new retail, office space, six new restaurants, and walking paths. Designed by Group One Partners, the new hotel will feature many amenities that will help to enhance the property including a commercial kitchen, meeting spaces, fitness center, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, landscaped grounds, courtyard, outdoor grill, and a fire pit and pergola. Construction of the development
began in late 2015 with a completion goal targeted for February 2017. Callahan is also currently working on Hampton Inn and Suites, and recently completed the Courtyard Marriott, both in Waltham.
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Retailers Going Solar is Good for Business
by Steve Bianchi Few areas of the country use more energy than New England, which is why our region must look to alternative energy to both decrease costs while improving our environment. At Solect Energy, we pride ourselves on installing more than 32 megawatts of commercial photovoltaic systems across New England. With an expertise in the development, installation, and management of smart solar solutions for businesses and organizations, we’ve worked tirelessly to reduce energy costs for our region’s industries while also cutting our collective carbon footprint. One dramatic way to help the economy and the environment is to offset retail energy use with solar. Since most retail stores are open seven days a week — a full two days more than other commercial businesses —their energy needs can be significantly greater. Last year, we worked at Milliston Commons, a shopping center in Millis,
Mass., where we provided a broad solar solution to help dramatically cut their bills for lighting, cooling, heating, and other uses in common areas, particularly parking lots, which contribute to even greater amounts of energy use since they remain lit even when the businesses are closed. To help Milliston Commons lessen its energy load, we installed a 653 kilowatt (kW) roof-mounted system to cover 100% of the common area’s electricity demand. In addition, the installation covers 100% of the electricity demand for a number of the mall’s stores including Kidsturf, Twist Bakery and Café Inc., a laundromat, and the Rosenfeld Law Office. The owner of Milliston Commons and the solar array, who also owns and operates Rosenfeld Law Office, estimates a savings of more than $130,000 in the first year. The owner of Milliston Commons was also able to take advantage of both state and federal tax incentives, including Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs), which are earned by solar system owners based on the amount of energy they generate per quarter. SRECs are ultimately purchased by electrical utility providers in Massachusetts to help meet their state-mandated goals of a percentage of power coming from renewable energy sources. SREC revenue, along with offset
electricity costs, provides the shopping center with significant savings and it, in turn, passes the discounted energy along to tenants, allowing them to keep costs down and expand business with help from the resultant savings. The conversion to solar reaps benefits for the retail space and its tenants while also appealing to consumers who are conscious of sustainability issues. It’s a win-win for the retailers, helping to cut costs and enhance its brand. Managing energy costs in New England and confronting climate control remain pressing issues for the region. Going solar
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IRONWOOD Completes Idle Hands Craft Brewery
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materials with a warehouse or factory feel were selected. Polished concrete floors, sleek, black epoxy countertops, and utility style lighting anchor the space. Design elements include reclaimed warehouse windows, a feature wall clad with wood from pallets that transported brewing equipment, and a bar front
covered in red metal roofing — a nod to their branding. IRONWOOD also created artwork from a variety of Idle Hands’ beer labels and bottle caps. The brewery has a taproom for tasting and is open for customers, also serving sandwiches and pizza from nearby restaurants. To engage with their new community, Idle Hands sold naming rights to their bar stools to 14 lucky patrons who will receive the ultimate VIP treatment. This business is a great addition to the city of Malden, offering a unique and comfortable venue for socializing and tasting great, locally brewed beer. Shop local rings true for this project.
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Improving the Customer Experience with Energy Efficient Upgrades Retailers must keep a constant read on their customers’ perceptions and experiences to maintain a strong bottom line. While upgrades to aesthetics are obvious investments retailers can make to positively impact the customer, creating a more energy efficient environment can also considerably benefit the customer experience. United Illuminating provides programs and services through the Energize Connecticut initiative to help businesses strategically manage energy use—making them more efficient and providing long-term cost savings. The added bonus comes with upgrades and improvements that create a more attractive and comfortable retail space. New Haven’s Grand Fish Market depends on 24 hour lighting, seven days a week. Using no-interest financing and financial incentives available through the Small Business EnergyAdvantage program, the specialty seafood retailer made improvements to lighting and to refrigeration equipment late last year. Upgrading to all LED lighting brightened up the fish market, significantly improving the look. Replacing dairy case fans and producing case curtains and fans also helped make the operation of equipment more efficient. The combined measures are estimated to save Grand Fish
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Market 18,698 kWh annually, translating to $3,365 in annual savings. “We always try to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly and I love that these updates save us energy and money,” said Jose Cuapio, owner of Grand Fish Market. “Making the changes was seamless, which is important, there was no disruption to the business.” Energize Connecticut programs connect businesses with resources to achieve smart energy solutions by Mystic Seaport
identifying areas for improvement, finding qualified contractors and vendors, and providing incentives and financing to support updates. Energy-saving improvements can reduce operating costs by addressing key areas of building and maintenance. A range of energy-efficient measures and improvements are available, including upgrades to lighting, heating and cooling systems, refrigeration, and natural gas. In another recent project, the franchise
owner of multiple Connecticut Dunkin Donuts locations took on lighting and refrigeration replacement to help create a more attractive and brighter feel. ”The lighting upgrades give a different look to our locations, it’s much cleaner and provides better lighting for customers and for our employees.” Frank D’Andrea, franchise owner. “Maintaining efficiency is essential for cost-conscious operations and long-term sustainability in the highly competitive retail industry,” said Dennis O’Connor, Small Business Energy Advantage program manager at UI. “The custom energy solutions we present to retailers are intended to make store improvements and equipment upgrades tangible to help reduce operating costs and ultimately enhance the overall customer experience.” Retailers like The Wine Emporium in Shelton, CT, have an opportunity to realize significant savings when addressing efficiency in core operations needs. Upgrading walk-in coolers to refrigeration systems with electronically commutated motors (ECM) reduces energy consumption. Combined with LED lighting upgrades, The Wine Emporium is expected to save about 41,692 kWh annually, providing cost savings of more than $7,500 annually.
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Shawmut Completes First U.S. Global New Balance Flagship Store
Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction announced the completion of the first New Balance U.S. Global Flagship Store at Boston Landing. Shawmut worked with designer Elkus Manfredi Architects to combine modern design with electronic and digital engagement. Construction of the 6,566sf store, located at 140 Guest St. in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, reflects the company’s tradition while adding modernization and exclusive showcasing of both the manufacturing process as well as the resulting products. The
store includes a large running impact display, digital screens, a Made.Boston demonstration and show assembly area, NB1 Customization Bars, and a Strava NB Run Club live feed. The store’s design features natural and industrial materials throughout such as wood, concrete, and metal, which provide a neutral backdrop that allows the products to stand out. “It was an exciting experience to work on such an innovative retail concept,” said Greg Skalaski, vice president of retail at Shawmut Design and Construction. “It
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was an honor for our team to create a space that showcases New Balance’s story and pays tribute to their storied heritage and spirit.” “This store represents a huge shift for New Balance, and a real transformation of the retail experience for our consumers,” said Mark Johnson, global director of visual merchandising for New Balance. “We have created a space that allows for deeper engagement with consumers and athletes to facilitate clear, consistent storytelling that will truly elevate the energy and momentum behind our brand.”
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Raising All Boats:
Exploring the Economic Interdependence of Hospitality, Transportation, Construction, and Communication
by Nancy Greenwald
Connecticut is a vibrant, beautiful state with a rich array of natural beauty, cultural resources, restaurants, and retail venues. These resources enrich our lives every day and strengthen our economy by drawing nearly three million visitors to Connecticut’s major attractions in the summer months alone. Tourism accounts for $14 billion of revenue in Connecticut annually. That’s not to mention the value of business travel in the state. Preserving and developing our natural and cultural resources requires effective collaboration among many sectors of our economy. The creation of aesthetically compelling, functionally efficient, and environmentally sensitive buildings requires the expertise of our design and
construction industry. A recent example is the five year $33 million renovation of one of Connecticut’s cultural jewels, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, completed in 2015. Designed by a Connecticut based architectural firm and constructed by
Our marketing and communication industries are a vital part of the process. The impressive new website launched by the Connecticut Department of Tourism, http://www.ctvisit.com is designed to help get out the word about Connecticut’s natural and cultural treasures.
The realities of the economy and budgetary pressures on the government mean that now, more than ever, the values of collaboration and innovation, and joint problem solving involving the hospitality, transportation, construction and communication sectors are the key to generating the solutions that will help raise all boats. a regional contracting firm, the award winning project* was described by the New York Times as a “masterpiece of renovation.’ Hospitality and tourism also require smoothly running transportation to attract visitors. “Travelers and economic growth are clearly best served by cooperative and collaborative relationships between those who formulate and implement public policies pertaining to highways and to travel and tourism.” **
Creative thinking involving the hospitality industry in multi-disciplinary brainstorming is needed. Innovative tourism can focus on preserving core values while creating opportunities for new adventures, new structures, and new jobs. Environmental tourism, history tourism, and boutique hotels offering tailored experiences are three such innovations. Changes in tourism practices can generate major benefits by motivating change towards greater sustainability
within the tourism supply chain and other sectors. The realities of the economy and budgetary pressures on the government mean that now, more than ever, the values of collaboration and innovation, and joint problem solving involving the hospitality, transportation, construction and communication sectors are the key to generating the solutions that will help raise all boats. Nancy Greenwald is the executive director of the Construction Institute at the University of Hartford. The mission of the Institute is to promote cross-industry collaboration and promote multidisciplinary problem solving. Learn more about the Institute at construction.org.
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One Seaport Square, a Structural Perspective
An interview with Ellen Swanson, P.E., Senior Project Manager with McNamara Salvia, a creative structural engineering firm in Boston with offices in Miami and New York. •
by Stephanie Wild One Seaport Square, at 1.1 million SF, is currently the largest mixed-use project underway in Boston. It consists of 832 residential units, 250,000 SF of retail, and 775 parking spaces, with a project budget of $650 million. What makes McNamara · Salvia, the Engineer-of-Record for One Seaport Square, different from other structural engineering firms? I interviewed Ellen Swanson, Senior Project Manager for One Seaport Square, in McSal’s Boston office to find out. Stephanie Wild: How would you
describe your role in this project?
Ellen Swanson: There are many roles!
First, you need to understand and work with the owner’s concerns on how the structure is affecting different program space. But on this job there are three owners: Boston Global Investors, The Berkshire Group, and WS Development, all with individual concerns and project scope that requires collaboration in order to meet the end goal. Then there is the design challenge; on this project you have retail tenants such as
Equinox gym, ShowPlace Icon Theatre, and Kings bowling alley - all with individual structure concerns, and all sandwiched between a residential tower and a garage. Add to Ellen Swanson that support needed for a rooftop pool and terrace. Structural columns want to stack; however, residents want thoughtful living space; columns need to be ideally placed for retail tenant’s business; and drive aisles need to be devoid of columns in order to make a project like this work. The true magic is working with all of the different design teams to ‘cover up’ the structural systems. If this important aspect of the building can be hidden and buried in the wall and ceiling, then it is a win for all. SW: Any challenges or complications with this project? ES: There were a few unique challenges
in mitigating both sound borne and human induced vibrations on this project. Spaces below the apartments such as a gym and a movie theater, wanted to be ‘soundproofed’ from other retail spaces
and from the residential living portion. The idea is that people don’t want to be able to hear or feel what is happening in an adjacent space. We ended up working closely with Acentech, the project acoustical consultant, to jointly create a unique design solution consisting of an isolated concrete slab hung from the residential framing above the theatre to create a four foot void air space for noise control. It was the first time I designed a slab solely for acoustical means, with no structural value! But it worked. SW: How would you describe the team environment?
This project has a great group dynamic. It’s been exciting and intensive;
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View toward Boston’s Financial District from the corner of Fan Pier Boulevard and Seaport Boulevard. © Elkus Manfredi Architects
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Corporate Maugel Completes The CCS Companies HQ
Norwood, MA – Maugel Architects has completed the 40,000sf interior renovation of The CCS Companies headquarters located in Norwood. This is Maugel’s third project for The CCS Companies, a business process outsourcing organization. On the first floor, Maugel designed a new lobby featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a glass and stainless steel stair rail that maximizes light into the space.
With a nod to sustainability, interior window frames and floor-to-ceiling glass from CCS’ previous location in Newton were incorporated into the design. The addition of a welcoming lobby and reception area, expanded restrooms, and multiple glass-wall conference rooms add sophistication to the space. In the openarea call center, low-profile workstation panels were used to maximize light and views to the exterior.
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The executive office suite, board room, administrative offices, training room, and breakroom are located on the upper floor. To give the entry a greater presence, Maugel designed a new clear anodized aluminum curtainwall highlighting the new interior stair and main entrance. The exterior stairs and ramp were replaced and refreshed with a new aluminum railing system.
Other team members include Equity Industrial Partners and Integrated Builders. The new building, located at 725 Canton Street, previously housed multiple tenants who shared a dark common lobby, corridor, and stair. Maugel designed a three-floor renovation transforming the space into a modern, light-filled headquarters for CCS.
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Littleton, MA – Polar Design Build of Braintree recently completed a 450,000sf fulfillment center with associated office space for the Potpourri Group, Inc. (PGI) in Littleton. The multimillion dollar project had a design-build team that included architects The Curtis Architectural Group, civil engineers Condyne Engineering Group, structural engineers Flood Consulting, and MEP engineers Avid Engineers. Polar Design constructed the building, which is situated on 50 acres of land, with conventional steel framing and clad in insulated metal panels. It includes a mezzanine expansion with an additional 200,000sf for storage as well as a fully backed-up electrical system with a generator. The fulfillment center is equipped with 18 door locks, six
compactors, and room for up to 15 tractortrailers to park. In addition, the office space features modern finishes and a call center that seats up to 100 service agents. A highly functional and modern fulfillment facility and call center has been erected to meet PGI’s growing needs and to accommodate its planned multilevel automated material handling systems. PGI is a 15-brand multi-channel direct-to-consumer marketer that had operated from a distribution center in Northbridge since 2001 before its expansion and relocation to Littleton. The relocation and expansion of PGI will create over 100 new jobs and stimulate the local economy. The new site is convenient for commuters as it is located near Route 495 and Route 2.
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Waltham, MA – Hobbs Brook Management LLC recently announced that Shire has signed a 10-year lease for approximately 200,000sf at 95 Hayden Avenue in Lexington. The premier four-story office building located off Rte. 128 was recently renovated to accommodate Shire and the 850 employees who will be relocated. Interior renovations were designed by Jacobs Global Building Design and included general office space with associated department support, new entry lobbies, conference and training rooms, fitness area, and an executive boardroom.
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Taunton, MA – Spectrum Integrated Technologies (Spectrum IT), the lowvoltage division of J&M Brown Company, has completed the comprehensive tel/data and security system projects at the new 307,000sf Boston Globe printing plant in Taunton. In the tel/data project, Spectrum’s team of six IBEW Local 103 technicians provided the installation of more than 400 tel/data stations, the build-out of seven new intermediate distribution frames (IDFs), and the facility’s new state-of-the-art data center. The project includes connectivity of copper and fiber cable installations to the Globe’s five new printing presses. Project features include installation of five new IDF cabinets 20 feet in the air, attached to steel beam columns due to the size of the warehouse. Each of the IDF cabinets are connected with fiber and copper feeders which run back to the main distribution frame. Thirty wireless units are installed in the ceiling rafters, controlling some of the robotics that move paper rolls and various products
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around the warehouse space. The project included more than 30 miles of installed cable runs. The new Globe facility’s security system project was performed under separate contract by Spectrum. It entailed installation of an entirely new security system for the warehouse and outdoor parking facility. System installations include card access security at all perimeter doors.
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Barnat Builds Mixed-Use Project Beverly, MA – Barnat Development has been designated by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority as the successful bidder for 112 Rantoul Street, a parcel of land located adjacent to the Beverly Depot Garage. Barnat is planning a mixed-use, transit-oriented rental project with 70 units and 3,000+ sf of retail space. The project will utilize the existing parking in the MBTA garage to serve the new residences and retail. “Beverly is a wonderful city with a firstclass walkable downtown and convenient access to job centers,” said Sarah Barnat, principal of Barnat Development. The development will be a luxury residential building with new ground floor retail. It is anticipated that 12% of the units will be designated as workforce housing with capped rental prices for middle-income households. Although the retail tenant is not yet identified, the space will be designed to accommodate a café or gourmet food store. The project’s total capital investment is approximately $20 million, and permitting is expected to occur this fall.
“The MBTA has long planned for the Beverly Street Depot Garage site to be a model Transit-Oriented Development project,” said Mark Boyle, assistant general manager of real estate and asset development, “With the designation of Barnat Development, we can now move to the final stage of creating great housing and retail opportunities.”
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Boston Arts Academy Boston, MA – The Boston office of international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman/DPC, in association with Wilson Butler Architects, was recently selected to design the new Boston Arts Academy by the city of Boston and the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).
and only high school for the visual and performing arts. “I had the opportunity to be part of the selection process, and I was blown away by the team’s in-depth understanding of the BAA community—our values, our program, and our aspirations for our students,” said Anne Clark, BAA U of ME Farmington Perspective/rendering by The Cecil Group/Harriman
Boston Arts Academy is Boston’s first and only high school for the visual and performing arts. During the initial phase of the project, the team will conduct a year-long feasibility study for a phased renovation and rebuild program within the academy’s existing building — originally constructed in the 1920s as a post office warehouse — and site on Ipswich Street in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Boston Arts Academy is Boston’s first
headmaster. “Most impressive to me is the team’s commitment to including the community in the process, particularly students, in a very meaningful way.” The current state of the facility limits the school’s ability to carry out its unique arts and academic program and serve as the only audition-based arts high school in BPS.
Portland, Maine - Harriman and The Cecil Group were recently selected by the University of Maine System to undertake facilities master planning across all of its seven campuses. Harriman and The Cecil Group are collaborating with Goody Clancy and Rickes Associates on master planning, campus planning, and in-depth facility programming. The University of Maine System is a state-wide enterprise comprised of more than 500 buildings and 9 million gross square feet across thousands of acres. The plans will be comprehensive and long-range in nature, tied to strategic direction and planning of each campus. They will also be responsive to current
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Westfield, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $2.2 million bond on behalf of Bodacious LLC and Jarvis Surgical, Inc. to expand the Westfield company’s facility. Jarvis, a medical device manufacturer, is using bond proceeds to build a 15,000sf addition on its existing facility and to buy new manufacturing equipment. The
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close to that of a triple-pane. They achieve this at a fraction of the cost, disruption, and time required to replace existing windows. Architects, interior designers, and their clients will appreciate the high optical clarity of these highly engineered and innovative window films, while they perform well in all climates and deliver value-added, uncompromising views. The following may be helpful when considering window film for a particular application. Solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) measures the effectiveness of a film in preventing solar energy from entering a building. Emissivity is the ability of a material to emit or absorb radiant heat and is only one of the variables used to calculate the U value of a window. U value represents the amount of heat that passes through a square foot of glass in 1 hour for every one degree Fahrenheit temperature difference between interior and exterior environments, a measure more consistent than emissivity within the window and window film industries. The lower the U value, the better insulated the window or window film. Peter J. Davey is president of American Window Film, Inc.
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Integrated Builders Completes Bank Norwood, MA – Integrated Builders has completed a 10-week renovation of Norwood Bank, located at 11 Central Street. The renovations included updates to the exterior of the building, including the addition of an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), electrical panels, and snow guards. Notably, the project also required temporary scaffolding and strategic phasing, as the building was occupied throughout the duration of the construction process.
Providence, RI – WaterFire Providence has hired DBVW Architects to assist the organization in further defining and refining its vision for the WaterFire Providence Arts Center. Recently, a bridge-raising ceremony was held to celebrate major progress on the project. Representatives from WaterFire’s board, the building committee, DBVW Architects, and Trac Builders were in attendance. With this project, WaterFire will consolidate all staff and operations in one location at 475 Valley Street and create the organization’s first permanent home in the community. Additionally, the arts center will have a multi-use exhibition,
The architect on the design portion of the project was DRL Associates Inc.
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performance, and event space that will showcase the best that Rhode Island has to offer in visual and performing arts, a visitor center to tell the Providence River Relocation Project story and WaterFire’s role in transforming downtown, and an education center for after-school and summer art and boat building programs for Rhode Island youth. Twenty years ago, Barnaby Evans first presented WaterFire in Providence as an art installation that celebrated the city and the 10th anniversary of First Night Providence. Since then, WaterFire has become one of the most visible symbols of the city’s renewal.
Brighton, MA – JM Electrical Company, Inc. recently announced that it has completed project operations at Warrior Ice Arena, the Boston Bruins’ practice facility at the Boston Landing development in Brighton. The company installed power and control wiring for the ice rink’s refrigeration system and prepacked mechanical rooms. In addition, JM wired the leak detection system; added sensors associated with the ice battery tank; and installed cooling towers, dehumidification units, and associated air handling units. The arena seats 660 fans, keeping with the intimate experience for those who will
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Optimized Exterior Shading: When it’s Worth It
by Emma Van Lieshout
Exterior shading, when used correctly, can be extremely effective in optimizing the use of natural daylight, mitigating potential heat gain, and increasing occupant comfort. The usefulness of exterior shading depends on several factors, such as building size and orientation, function, location, and site conditions. Even in conditions that appeal to occupants’ comfort at points during the year, it is important to understand how energy is used to condition the thermal load brought in through glazing, and how at times it can cause more energy to be used to operate the building. The Cambridge Public Library, in Cambridge, Mass., combines several innovative forms of exterior shading
to maximize effectiveness. The library, designed by William Rawn Associates and Ann Beha Architects, and MEPFP services performed by Vanderweil Engineers, utilizes the first double-skin curtainwall façade in the United States. Popular in Europe, the double-skin façade is made up of an interior and exterior fully glazed curtainwall, three feet apart, and two stories high. The thermal flue between the two glazing layers captures the heat gain from the sun and prevents it from entering the building. In the summer, this heat is exhausted from the building, and in the winter, the heat is trapped and acts as a thermal blanket to help insulate the building. Furthermore, operable windows in the interior façade allow natural ventilation when the outdoor temperature is moderate. Also located between the double-skin curtainwall are one-ft. horizontal louvers which adjust to the sun’s angle and provide glare reduction and shading. On the exterior, laminated glass visors act as additional sunshades, as well as adding architectural features. The building is oriented to face southwest, and
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all other façades are well insulated with less glazing. South-facing façades benefit most from movable shading to adjust to the sun’s angle in the sky during the different seasons and times of day. As the use of energy is based solely on conditioning the thermal load on the building, exterior shading makes a big difference for the comfort of the occupants. Internally driven buildings and buildings that need simultaneous heating and cooling are among those for which exterior shading will have little effect beyond glare reduction, and in some cases have a negative impact on energy. For example, Vanderweil Engineers, with the assistance of HOK, performed a feasibility study on an academic lab building in Pennsylvania. Exterior fin length and ceiling heights were evaluated to provide
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adequate daylight to the core and reduce glare on the perimeter spaces. An energy model analysis was also done to estimate the annual energy cost savings yielded by comparing the project building with and without vertical fins. The building with vertical fins on the northwest façade performed worse than the building without fins, in regards to both annual energy usage and energy cost. This is due in part to the effect of the fins blocking solar radiation, or free heating, in spaces such as laboratories that require a large amount of outside air for ventilation, and require heating after the local equipment has called for cooling. There are many factors to consider when deciding if exterior shading is worth the investment. If the building is internally driven, with high ventilation requirements and equipment density, or significant occupancy loads, exterior shading would only have the effect of glare reduction, and as in the case above, could hinder the energy performance of the building. For an externally driven building with low equipment density and occupancy, exterior shading could have a positive impact on both thermal and visual comfort while optimizing daylighting. It is also important to note the path of the sun and building rotation so that building azimuth angle and shading façade can be optimized to make the largest impact on energy. If all the factors come together, exterior shading could have a positive effect on both building occupants and energy. Emma Van Lieshout, LEED AP BD+C, is a mechanical engineer in the Green Integration Group of Vanderweil Engineers in Boston.
Trends and Hot Topics WELL Design:
A New Approach to Maximizing Human Potential in the Built Environment
by Alex Lopatynsky
The health and wellness movement that we are experiencing in America is part of a new and more integrated way of looking at human performance and wellbeing. In recent decades, our lives have become less active and more stressed. Individuals spend more hours at work; children spend more time interacting with a variety of screens and devices; we eat more processed food; we spend less time outdoors. Given that individuals spend more than 90% of their time inside, the built environment has an increasingly profound impact on our health, happiness, productivity, and well-being. As development, design, and construction professionals, we all know the difference our work makes in creating positive and productive environments. More than a decade ago, a greater focus on green/ sustainable design became an important factor in our industry. Now, in response to trends in current behavior, a new standard has emerged that focuses on maximizing human performance within the built environment.
Combining the accumulated knowledge of the past with new and compelling research, development and technologies, The WELL Building Standard provides an exciting dimension to the design and project development process. Three senior members of the JCJ Architecture team were invited to participate and earn provisional accreditation through the first International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) WELL AP seminar. Initially
logical step toward a holistic approach to design. As one of the first firms to have WELL-accredited professionals, JCJ is actively using the approach to add value for our clients by creating enhanced and beneficial experiences for the users of their buildings. The ultimate goal of the WELL Building Standard is to educate industry stakeholders about environments that contribute to human health and business performance by marrying the
standing workstations and living green walls to public spaces with stairs that are more inviting and encourage walking, we are seeing our work produce subtle changes in behavior and interesting shifts in results: Imagine meetings that increase productivity, mental acuity, and alertness, even if you are indoors all day; envision environments that utilize lighting that syncs with your circadian rhythm. We feel so strongly about this movement at JCJ Architecture that we
Utilizing seven components — air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind — the standard provides options for design integration as well as educates owners on operational changes and policies that have a beneficial impact without significant additional cost. developed by Delos Living LLC, this program brings together seven years of collaboration between healthcare and industry experts in the form of an evidence-based system that provides standards for measuring, certifying (the WELL Building Standard is administered by the IWBI and committed to third-party certification through the Green Building Certification Institute), and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and wellbeing. This standard is not just an outgrowth of the sustainability movement, but is the next
best innovations in technology, health, science, design, and enterprise. Utilizing seven components — air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind — the standard provides options for design integration as well as educates owners on operational changes and policies that have a beneficial impact without significant additional cost. Having integrated some of these principles in several projects, we have seen a shift in the dialogue with owners and stakeholders alongside greater interest coming out of the process. From corporate offices with
recently incorporated WELL Building Standards into our new corporate office headquarters and plan to be the first WELL-certified office space in New England. Every day we experience firsthand the impact these subtle design elements and operational modifications have on people’s behavior, performance, and habits, and we are excited and optimistic about the potential for further innovation. Alexandra Lopatynsky, AIA, WELL AP (Provisional), is a principal and senior project manager at JCJ Architecture.
units into a larger building, additional space is included for infrastructure. This additional space can add up fast, increasing the overall footprint of the hotel to get the number of keys needed. New approach to build: Like anything, there is going to be some level of apprehension to implementing a new way of doing things. Avoid dismissing the process because it’s a departure from your traditional building approach.
brands considering how to make modular construction a part of their future build processes. Marriott and Holiday Inn are two examples of brands reviewing their prototype drawings with this new construction method in mind. At Group One, we’ve been involved in several modular construction designs with different hotels to date. Given the many benefits of using modular construction to build smarter, greener, and faster, it’s unsurprising that the conversation around traditional versus modular design is gaining momentum. From what I can tell, we may be looking at a new way of building tomorrow’s hotels. Harry Wheeler, AIA, NCARB, LEED, is a principal at Group One Partners, Inc.
Modular Construction and Hospitality Design continued from page 12 the required electrical panel and wiring runs to make all connections. Each kit is labeled for a specific guest room so it meets all requirements. What are some of the pros and cons?
In the early stages of adoption among our industry, there seems to be many potentially positive impacts from modular construction. With that said, there are still some challenges to overcome. Pros
Faster construction process: More streamlined and efficient use of skilled labor with fewer materials wasted. Environmentally friendly: Less site damage, material exposure, and landfill waste than traditional methods of building. Climate-neutral: Primarily occurring indoors away from harsh weather
conditions, modular construction prevents damage to building materials and allows builders to work in safer conditions. Cons
Early commitment is required: Depending on when you bring in a modular contractor, if you wait too long you will potentially experience barriers to changing the schedule and streamlining your process. Start early. This approach begins at the design phase if you want it to be successful. Nontraditional funding: In typical construction projects, the bank allows the developer to draw down funds when material is set in place and completed. With modular, the bank has to release these funds prior to implementation onsite. Creates larger buildings: To accommodate the joining of the modular
How will modular construction impact the future of hotel development?
Despite popularity and success in other key building markets, modular construction is still breaking ground in the hospitality industry. Right now, it’s hard to tell how large of an impact it will have on the hospitality design community, but we are seeing an influx of hotel
Colantonio Wins AGC Awards
ABC MA Diamond Award Winners ABC’s Highest Awards For Safety
Woburn, MA – Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC) and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI) celebrated this year’s Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (STEP) award recipients at the 12th Annual GCI Safety & Education Dinner held at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham in May. This year’s highest honor, the Diamond Award winners are:
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Bowdoin Construction Corporation J. M. Coull, Inc. K & M Communications Corp. MJM Masonry, Inc. Notch Mechanical Constructors Optiline Enterprises LLC Williams Building Company, Inc. Zampell
The Safety and Education Dinner is ABC/GCI’s premier event, celebrating 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. Editor’s note: In the July 2016 issue of High-Profile, the article on the ABC MA & GCI awards inadvertently omitted the DIAMOND winners. For a complete list of all categories visit: https://www. high-profile.com/abc-ma-gci-announce2016-s-t-e-p-award-winners/
(l-r) Amy Fahey, Colantonio; David Bunnell, Aon Risk Solutions (event sponsor); Karen Vecchione, Colantonio
Holliston, MA – For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC MA) presented Colantonio Inc. with its Clifford E. Simmons Award for Best Safety Record and the AGC of America’s Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Safety Record. The honors were presented at the AGC 2016 Safety Awards Breakfast held recently at the Boston College Club in Boston. Colantonio earned the Simmons Award in the Under 100,000 Work Hours Category and the Certificate of
Commendation for Zero Incidence Rate in the 50,000+ Work Hours Category for the 2015 calendar year. The firm has consistently earned safety awards for the past 15 years. Chairman and CEO Fran Colantonio praised his project superintendents, field crews, management staffs and safety manager Karen Vecchione for consistently reinforcing the company’s strict safety policies. “Our highest priority is to send everyone home in one piece at the end of every day. No one is allowed to forget that.”
PROCON Makes ENR’s National Lists design and construction industry Manchester, NH – PROCON has been named No. 88 on the Enin the Northeast. We have an gineering News-Record (ENR) outstanding team of professionals 2016 Top 100 Design-Build firms who consistently work to develop, in the U.S. and ranked No. 337 nurture, and value our partner on the Top 400 Contractors in relationships,” said PROCON the U.S. PROCON is the only copresident Lance Bennett. “We New Hampshire-based company owe our growth and success to ranked on both lists. their dedication to providing As an 81-year-old, third-gen- PROCON copresident Lance Bennett / services that bring our clients’ eration family-owned business, photograph: Joseph dreams into reality.” the architecture and construction St. Pierre The Top 400 Contractors in management team, with in-house the U.S. generated $344.14 billion in architects, engineers, and construction contracting revenue in 2015, an increase management professionals, serves comof 3.7% from 2014’s $331.94 billion. The mercial developers in the aviation, educafigure marks a record high for the Top 400, tion, commercial, hospitality, industrial, eclipsing the previous record of $338.38 multifamily, and senior living markets. billion in 2008. According to ENR, it was Projects extend from Maine to New Jersey a banner year for the construction trades. “We are proud to be a leader of the
Michael Baker International Wins ACEC/MA Award Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Michael Baker International, Inc. as a winner of its 2016 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for work on the CTfastrak in Central Connecticut. The 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. Michael Baker International, with world headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was retained by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to serve as program manager for the CTfastrak, the state of Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit system. The innovative, high-capacity, cost-effective public transit solution significantly improves travel times through heavily congested areas by using dedicated transit guideways or lanes to avoid traffic and quickly transport passengers to their destinations. The system offers the speed of a rail system with the flexibility of bus service.
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BSLA Design Challenge Winners
JM Coull Sixth Diamond Award
(l-r) Project manager Evelyn Wendell and marketing manager Laura Burch accept JM Coull’s sixth Diamond STEP Award.
BSLA winning design “Akimbo,” bench islands created by Sarah Carrier, ASLA
Boston – The first BSLA Design Challenge was won by Sarah Carrier, ASLA, with her project “Akimbo.” Over the summer, she will be working with the design and manufacturing team at Walpole Outdoors readying Akimbo to take center stage at New England Grows beginning November 29. Carrier is a playground design consultant at Goric Playgrounds. Her passion is playground design, and she says that someday she will write a book on the subject. She built a pattern wall and magnetic ball run out of Azek and
is excited for an opportunity to design another interactive piece with the same material. Carrier has worked at a Boston-area landscape architecture and engineering firm prior to joining Goric. The Award of Merit was given to Andrew Louw, ASLA, for his project “Spirograph.” He is a landscape designer at Beals and Thomas, Inc. in Southborough. Both Louw and Carrier will be recognized at the open house on September 22 at Fairsted.
Maynard, MA – JM Coull (JMC) has been awarded its sixth consecutive Diamond Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Diamond is the highest level of safety that can be attained by contractors through ABC, and JMC was the first contractor in New England to receive this prestigious honor. The company has received 14 combined Diamond, Platinum, and Gold STEP awards in previous years. To qualify for the award, the company had to meet stringent safety criteria established by ABC, such as maintaining an excellent Experience Modification Rate and Total Recordable Incident Rate 50% below the industry average. With the addition of the 2016 Diamond STEP Award, the company has 24 awards recognizing its safety program. The award was presented on May 19 by
ABC Massachusetts/Gould Construction Institute of Woburn, Mass. JMC was one of only several contractors to receive the Diamond Award. “Safety is at the cornerstone of everything we do here at JM Coull,” comments executive vice president Chris Oldham. “We work very hard to maintain a high level of safety on all of our projects – it’s not something for which we simply ‘check a box.’ In this industry, too many things can go wrong, and our goal is to prevent accidents by educating our employees, subcontractors, team members, and clients in proper behavior and the potential consequences that can arise when protocol is not followed. JM Coull is honored to once again be recognized by ABC and the Gould Construction Institute for our unwavering commitment to safety.”
Tecton Expands Leadership Team
Margulies Perruzzi Welcomes Two Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently welcomed two new professionals to the firm. Nicole Buxton has been named director of marketing, and Jon Neal has joined the firm as an architectural designer. Buxton brings more than 18 years of marketing and communications experience within the Boston A/E/C community. She manages the firm’s marketing business practices, including strategy setting, proposal and presentation response, and internal and external communications. She currently serves on the SMPS board as director of membership, and previously served as chair of the awards committee. Neal has more than 15 years of experience in the design of new and renovated
Buxton / photo: Bruce Rogovin
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commercial, healthcare, and residential projects, He contributed his architectural design skills to projects including Shields MRI and Oncology Centers, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Logan Airport, as well as numerous multitenant fit-out and hospitality projects.
Wanjiru Joins Geosyntec Acton, MA – Geosyntec Consultants announced that George Wanjiru has joined the firm as a senior engineering technician in its Acton office. He will be helping design and implement advanced treatment systems for contaminated soil and groundwater. Wanjiru
Nina Lapinski, NCIDQ, LEED AP, has been promoted to associate principal in the firm. She is an experienced interior designer and project manager, supporting Tecton’s high-profile corporate clients for more than five years. She leads Tecton U, the firm’s in-house training program. Justin Hopkins, RA, NCARB, has been promoted to associate. Since joining Tecton in 2013, he has worked with firm leadership to expand the presence of Tecton’s Rhode Island studio. His team’s recent design of Suffield Academy’s Brewster Hall earned the 2016
Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Award and American School & University Magazine’s Educational Award for Outstanding Interior Design.
Doughty Joins JC&A as Regional Dir. New York, NY – J. Calnan & Ascycles from pro forma analysis, sociates (JC&A) recently hired proposals, and bidding to negotiTai Doughty as regional director ation, execution, and evaluation. of New York and New Jersey to Doughty spent the last 10 plus grow their market share in NYC years as a director managing all and the surrounding areas. aspects of commercial construc“Tai is well-regarded as tion projects from interior fit-out a construction expert with projects to ground up construcextensive experience and a deep tion and has successfully comnetwork of contacts in the New Doughty pleted countless projects in the York and New Jersey markets,” said tri-state area for Fortune 500 companies, Jim Cahill, president of JC&A. “His developers, retailers, and commercial background in commercial construction real estate services companies. Doughty and architecture, combined with his is passionate about developing teams, knowledge of the local communities, will mentoring and building the organization allow him to hit the ground running.” with fairness, integrity, and an eye for Doughty has proven success providing best practices. oversight across construction project life
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marketing will remain effective, Boston – Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG), a Bostonand will include working with based landscape architecture principals and staff to develop and planning firm, announced the firm’s marketing strategy, recently that Danna Day, director creation of marketing collateral, of marketing, was made a partner coordination of proposal and of the firm. Day will draw on award submissions, and updating her 15 years of experience the company website and social marketing professional services media information. in the A/E/C industry when Doughty In addition, she will continue transitioning into her new role. to manage PR efforts and support business As a partner, Day will be instrumental development needs by identifying new in overseeing the management and day-today business operations of the firm. Her business opportunities and developing pre-existing responsibilities as director of and maintaining client relationships.
Carpenter Joins Timberline Canton, MA – Larry Carpenter, At Timberline, he is involved CHC, LEED AP BD+C, recently in the pursuit and execution of joined Timberline Construction efforts for some of the firm’s as a project executive. He brings largest and most complex projover 30 years of construction ects. In collaboration with a experience to the firm and has team of project managers and managed and built projects construction superintendents, for clients such as Perkin he oversees multiple projects Elmer, Entegris, EMD Serono, throughout estimating, planning, Carpenter Boston Medical Center, Boston scheduling, preconstruction, and University, MIT, and Mass Eye & Ear construction phases. Infirmary, among others.
DeStefano Appoints Almeida
Joshua Brandt Promoted to COO
Portsmouth, NH – DeStefano Defense, where he served as Architects (D|A) announced architect and project manager at the addition of Joseph Almeida the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. to the firm as the commercial Previously he was a project design studio manager. In this manager for the New England role, he will be responsible for Aquarium and the Museum of the management, development, Fine Arts in Boston, The Boston and delivery of all commercial Conservatory, Simmons College, projects. He will oversee and and Harvard University. Almeida coordinate project teams while “Joe is a consummate profeslending expertise to production sional. He is passionate about and implementation of designs. design, fastidious in construction detailing Almeida brings over 20 years of exand oversight, and has years of collaborative experience,” says Lisa DeStefano, perience to the role in the design, management, and delivery of detailed, high-quality founder and principal architect of DeSteprojects throughout New England. fano Architects. “I am pleased he is aboard and know he will be a great addition to the He joins DeStefano Architects from company.” the United States Navy, Department of
Liston Joins Columbia
to analyze details, challenge North Reading, MA – Columassumptions, and provide the bia Construction Company, a most accurate data and cost third-generation construction information needed to make management firm, recently critical decisions early in the announced James Liston, PE, construction process. LEED AP, has joined the firm as He has over 35 years of expedirector of MEP services. rience managing and directing Working across the firm’s six the engineering and installation market sectors, his primary role effort for construction projects. Liston will be to thoroughly evaluate all Prior to joining Columbia, project specifications and plans, Liston worked for BuroHappold Engiworking with the preconstruction team neering and Suffolk Construction.
Maynard, MA – JM Coull recently announced the promotion of Joshua Brandt from project executive to chief operating officer. He has been with the firm for four years and has managed some of the most high-profile projects. He brings more than 10 years of experience to his new role, having moved up the ranks as laborer, site superintendent, project manager, and project executive. Brandt is experienced in all project delivery types, with particular expertise in design-build work. As COO, he will oversee all aspects of JMC’s operations team.
Kevin Radziwon Joins Jewett Raymond, NH – Jewett Construction Co. has hired Kevin Radziwon as the latest member of its project management team. As project manager he is responsible for overall project coordination and scheduling, resource procurement, controlling overall job costs, enforcing Jewett Construction’s strict safety guidelines, and ensuring the highest quality work possible. He holds a LEED AP Building Design and Construction license from the Green Building Certification Institute. Radziwon
Newman Earns License
Springfield, MA – Dietz & Company Architects, Inc, announced that Jason Newman AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is now a licensed architect in the commonwealth of Massachusetts, bringing the firm to a total of 10 licensed architects. Newman joined Dietz in 2011 as an intern and was subsequently hired after he graduated with his master’s degree. His experience includes work on a variety of projects with a focus on multifamily housing and educational projects. He is also a leader on the in-house BIM management team where he works on the development and maintenance of BIM work.
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ABC Massachusetts August 23
ABC MA Future Leaders’ Networking Marina Bay, Quincy, Mass. 5:00 PM
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Healthcare Facilities Symposium Portland Marriott Sable Oaks S. Portland, Maine
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