2016 Year In Review and Awards
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‘Tis the Season for Awards Clockwise from top left: ABC NH/VT Gives Multiple Awards to PROCON for Portwalk ( Phase 3) of Portsmouth, NH / page 34 BC MA Awards Delphi Construction EIC Award for The Cathedral Church of St. Paul / page 31 AIA CT Honors JCJ Architecture with People’s Choice Award “Favorite Space To Work” / page 28
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HP’s annual review has a different look for 2016. Instead of listing the news headlines, we have focused on trends and hot topics. When we first published HP in 1997, LEED was the new hot topic, and it is still heavily discussed in trends today, but now WELL certification is on the top of hot topic list. We expect to hear more about it in the coming years. New media still heads up the list in the marketing and business development. New design efficiencies to make working space attractive for the new working cycles of the Millennials’ telecommuting lifestyle are also in the thick of conversations. We hope you enjoy a quick look at the headlines for 2016 byline articles to get a sense of what is trending. Your comments are welcome; send to email@example.com.
As our search begins for the best prognosticators in the AEC industry to share their insight on the year to come for next issue’s Forecast 2017 focus, here at HP we are focused on the publication’s 20th anniversary special supplement and event combo to be hosted next fall. HP will review the top projects featured in the past 20 years and invite speakers from all industry sectors to comment on what may affect the AEC industry in the next 20 years. We call it HP20/20. We hope you will be part of it. ABX and Greenbuild
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With construction on One Seaport Square heading into its final phases, HP was invited by the Berkshire Group for a hard-hat tour of its two towers, The Benjamin and VIA. One Seaport Square, spanning three acres and 1.5 million sf, is the largest mixed-use project in the city of Boston in over 30 years. When the residences are completed, slated for spring and summer of 2017, respectively, The Benjamin and VIA will include a total of 832 units. It’s one thing to read about and another to actually be there to experience the view. It is an eye-opening experience to take in the fabulous panorama of Boston Harbor from a 22nd floor penthouse apartment before the windows go in. Look for the full story in the January 2017 forecast issue.
A special welcome to all those who are receiving their first copy of High-Profile because you left your business card at our booth at ABX in November. Next year the event will be a significantly larger. Informa Exhibitions, the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) announced Greenbuild and ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) will be colocated for 2017. The events will take place the week of November 6-10, and both will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, creating one of the largest events for the building community in North America.
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Berry Elected as Secretary of BSA design, linked to community Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects recently announced service, has been recognized by that Rebecca Berry, AIA, her professional colleagues in principal and director of Boston,” added Jim Alexander, sustainable design, has been senior principal, Finegold elected by her peers to serve as Alexander Architects. secretary of the Boston Society Berry, AIA, LEED AP of Architects (BSA) Board of BD+C, is a principal, director of Directors for a one-year term. sustainable design, and leads the Rebecca Berry Berry served a three-year higher education and municipal term as co-chair of the BSA’s practice areas at Finegold Women-In-Design Mentoring Sub-ComAlexander Architects. mittee and is a former member of AIA She has more than 15 years of Mass. Governmental Affairs Committee. experience managing a variety of higher “I am honored to be elected to this education, civic, and residential projects, position and, as a member of the board, including: Boston University’s Kilachand will seek to deepen the BSA’s ability to Hall, the Alice K. Wolf Center in advocate for and promote our profession Cambridge, The Royal luxury housing and membership. The public should development in Boston, and the B’nai understand how we help to better society Jehoshua Beth Elohim Synagogue in in relation to sustainability and social Deerfield, Illinois. She is a volunteer and equity, and I hope to further that cause,” former Americorps member, and served said Berry. as a designer and construction supervisor ”Finegold Alexander is extremely with Habitat for Humanity in the United pleased that Rebecca’s career-long States and abroad. commitment to sustainability and quality
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Wedge is the fifth chair Boston – Carole C. Wedge, FAIA, since the LFRT was founded LEED AP, president of Shepley and the first woman elected to Bulfinch, has been selected to this position. She serves on the chair the American Institute of board of the Boston Society of Architects (AIA) Large Firm Architects (BSA), the Design Round Table (LFRT). Her term Futures Council, and the board as chair commenced on October of trustees of both the Wentworth 15 at the AIA LFRT Fall 2016 Institute of Technology and the meeting in Cuba. The LFRT mission is to Carole C. Wedge Boston Architectural Center. She is active in a number further the special and unique of organizations, including Project interests of large firms, both national and Kaleidoscop, Educause, the BSA’s Women international, by working together as an in Design program, and the Society of independent body as well as with and College and University Planning (SCUP). through the AIA.
Loitz Named SMPS National Fellow Bloomfield, CT – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) recently announced the 2016 Fellows of the Society at the SMPS Awards Gala, a part of the SMPS Build Business annual conference. Maria Loitz, FSMPS, CPSM, director of marketing at BVH Integrated Services, P.C., was pronounced a Fellow among three other society members nationwide. A past president of the Connecticut Chapter of SMPS, she also contributes to the society as a part of the SMPS Foundation’s Content Committee. In addition, she serves as a mentor and actively participates on various committees throughout the year. SMPS Fellows are among the highest level of experience and leadership in marketing and business development within the design and building industry. Members who are eligible for the Fellow position have 15 years of experience as
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(l-r) Donald Birch, exective VP/COO Leggat McCall; Tony Economou, Worcester city councilor; Tim Murray, president and CEO Worcester Reg. Chamber of Commerce; Mark Stebbins, chairman and CEO PROCON; Ann Tripp, Opus Investments; Edward Augustus Jr., city manager; Candy Mero-Carlson, city councilor; Leo Xarras, partner; and Christine Thomas, development partner of XSS Hotels
Worcester, MA – State and local officials, business leaders, and partners joined with XSS Hotels of Manchester, N.H., recently to celebrate the construction of the AC Hotel by Marriott to be located at 125 Front Street in Worcester, Mass. XSS Hotels collaborated with the Manchester, N.H.-based PROCON, the designer and construction manager for the 117,000sf upscale hotel. Colwen Hotel Management of Portsmouth, N.H., will provide comprehensive management services for the new hotel. Plans call for 170 king suites and double-queen guest rooms to be located on floors two through six of the building. The European-inspired hotel will offer a robust package of guest-friendly amenities. The design concept includes a fitness center, a yoga room, a 24×7 market, conference center and meeting rooms, and a business center. Expansive public space designs feature a bar/lounge area that flows to an outdoor terrace. In addition, the 7,100sf function room will include an in-house full-service restaurant with an outdoor patio eating area. Work began on the site in early October, and structural steel installations
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are currently in progress. The building is expected to be weathertight by February 2017. The signed beam will be installed towards the end of the structural steel erection, with an expected project completion in late 2017. Worcester is undergoing a renaissance, and the new AC Hotel is part of a series of four high-profile projects that will comprise the CitySquare area, AKA, the Grid District. A 365-apartment mixed-use development is already under construction, and numerous streetlevel retailers and upscale restaurants are expected to set up shop within the next two years. Together, a section of downtown Worcester will be transformed into a live-work-play hub, designed to attract young professionals.
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Hopkinton, MA – Construction manager Colantonio Inc. recently joined about 75 residents and local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Hopkinton Early Elementary School. The 82,000sf school features classrooms; a gymnasium; kitchen; cafetorium; and art, health, music, and specialized classroom spaces geared for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and firstgrade students. The facility will provide two playgrounds, a play field, and connections to adjacent town-owned parcels, including EMC Park. The project will target LEED Silver certification with measures and equipment that reduce water use and optimize energy performance, including a rooftop photovoltaic array. The Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee selected Compass Project Management (CPM), DRA
Architects, and Colantonio Inc. as its partners. “You chose a great team. I’ve worked with aproject-boardll of them,” said Jack McCarthy, executive director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority. “I know this will be done on time and on budget.” The project will be completed in August 2018.
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Billerica, MA – JLL Construction and EMD Serono held a topping-off ceremony recently for EMD Serono’s Sagamore building expansion project on the company’s Billerica campus. JLL has been providing general contracting services for the expansion that will span more than 30,000sf. The $12 million project began in June and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2017. Once complete, the facility will accommodate approximately 120 employees whose focus will be on
innovation in oncology and immunology. “JLL Construction is proud to continue our long-standing partnership with EMD Serono,” said JLL project executive Josh Berman. “The topping-off ceremony is an exciting part of the construction process. We look forward to celebrating more milestones with EMD going forward.” Joining Berman on the JLL Construction team are superintendents Dan Browne and Brian Leclerc, assistant construction manager Ramon Cortorreal, and safety officer DonPaul Benzaquin.
Benchmark Senior Living Diversifies
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North Attleboro, MA – On November 14, Benchmark Senior Living broke ground on its new concept, diversifying its portfolio of senior living communities. The Branches of North Attleboro marks the beginning of a new series of assisted living and memory care apartments aimed at “addressing the wide range of needs for the value-smart consumer who is looking to get the best of what the industry has to offer, without breaking the bank.” President and COO, Stephanie Handelson, an 18-year veteran of the industry, is all too familiar with the challenges that many aging individuals and their families face, and is eager to address them in a respectful and dignified way. “We have spent the last two years researching the unmet needs of the middle income market — understanding what matters most — so we could deliver the quality of care that Benchmark has come to be known for, at a price that more can afford,” she says. “Everyone deserves that.”
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The Branches of North Attleboro encompasses 11 acres of land and is scheduled to have a model apartment onsite by early 2017. The community is set to open the doors to its first residents in fall of 2017. This will mark the company’s 53rd senior living community in the New England region.
Ground Broken for New Hilton PROCON Designer and Builder Lebanon, NH – Ground was recently broken on a new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Conference Center to be located at 35 LaLombard Street. PROCON, based in Manchester, is the designer and builder, and XSS Hotels of Manchester is the developer. Preliminary sitework commenced in August with the grading of soils and removal of ledge. The installation of underground utilities was concurrent with foundation placement; that was completed in early November.
The hotel will also incorporate environmentally friendly elements, such as LED lighting throughout, highefficiency heating and cooling systems, low-flow plumbing, and low-VOC paints and adhesives. PROCON architects worked closely with the owners to design the Hilton Garden Inn to blend seamlessly with the traditional architecture of the surrounding area. In keeping with this, the exterior is composed of a porte-cochère entry,
Rendering of Hilton Garden Inn in Lebanon, N.H.
flanked by a combination of brick veneer masonry and clapboard siding. Upon completion, parking will be available for 226 vehicles. Plans call for a four-story, 100key hotel featuring double, queen, and king guestrooms. Each room will come equipped with a workstation, complimentary high-speed internet, microwave, and refrigerator. The first floor consists of an entrance lobby, meeting rooms, guest dining, buffet area, and a lounge/bar area. A 24×7 market will be available, as well as a Wi-Fi-connected business center. Guests will also be able to enjoy an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center. The lounge and bar are designed to flow outdoors to a patio area for social gatherings. The design includes an 8,600sf flexible-space conference center with a 300-person capacity — perfect for larger events such as seminars, training meetings, or weddings.
Topping Off at Meriel Marina Bay Celebrated Only minutes from the Quincy River Walk, the property will evoke a peaceful escape from the buzz of the city of Boston without the hassle of a long commute. Amenities include a state-of- the-art fitness center, a cardio studio, a yoga/ group studio, as well as three expansive elevated courtyards — one of which has a resort-style pool. “The timely completion of the
structural steel portion of the second and final building is a tribute to the team’s work ethic and passion for providing consistent quality service and an understanding of client goals,” says Patrick Callahan, president at Callahan Construction. “We appreciate the opportunity to be involved in the growth of Quincy and look forward to bringing another Hines property to life with Meriel Marina Bay.”
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Quincy, MA – Callahan Construction Managers, of Bridgewater, recently participated in the topping-off ceremony for Meriel Marina Bay, a 352-unit luxury oceanfront apartment community in Quincy. Hines is the owner and developer. Initial occupancy is expected in spring 2017, and the overall construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2017. Working in collaboration with the architectural team of Elkus Manfredi and Cube 3 Studio, the pair of apartment buildings began construction in July of 2015. Veitas and Veitas is the project’s structural engineer. Helical Drilling is the geotechnical design-build contractor. During the- Advertisement ceremony, the1 11/11/2015 last High_Profile - 11.11.15.ai piece of steel was raised and placed by Iron Workers Local 7, signifying the
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Quincy, MA – Helical Drilling of Braintree was the geotechnical design-build contractor that provided the ground improvements required at Meriel Marina Bay before building could commence. According to Helical, soil conditions at the project site consisted of unsuitable urban fill, over a compressible organic layer, overlying natural medium dense sand. The urban fill was a mix of soil, cinders, and ash. Column footing loads exceeded 500 kips, and wall footing loads were as high as 25 kips per linear foot. Traditional foundation support methods such as over-excavate/replace and deep pile foundations were deemed uneconomical to address the existing unsuitable soil conditions
Helical Drilling installed several hundred grouted Geopier Impact Rammed Aggregate Pier (RAP) elements to depths of 9 to 16 feet below grade to support footings for the new structure. An engineered granular pad (AKA “footing pad”) was required between the top of the grouted RAP elements and the underside of footings, since the bottoms of footings were within or very close to the organic layer. The grouted Geopier RAP elements were designed to support traditional shallow footings and limit total and differential settlement to less than 1 inch and onehalf-inch respectively. Veitas and Veitas is the project’s structural engineer for Meriel Marina Bay.
2016 Year In Review As the AEC industry evolves, the trends and hot topics emerge… or is it the other way around? High-Profile’s 2016 annual review provides a shortcut to informative, and often inspiring, articles published for those who have an interest in the design and construction of our facilities and the direction our industry is headed. We have also included a few selected case studies as by-line articles worth noting. Note: Links lead to the blog articles rather than the printed version.
Welcoming the New Year: 2016 Are We Doing Enough?
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Corporate Marr Announces Two New Projects
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Everett, MA – The Marr Companies was recently awarded two significant new projects. Daniel Marr & Son Company, Marr’s steel erection company, has been awarded the structural steel contract for the Wynn Casino in Everett, by Canadian structural steel fabricator, Canatal Industries, Inc. The general contractor on the project is Suffolk Construction, Boston. The expected completion date is November 2017. Marr Scaffolding Company’s Mast
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Climber Division was awarded a contract at Alloy at Assembly Row in Somerville by general contractor PROCON. Construction of the new 13-story building will require the installation of 17 mast climber units, a combination of 15 F-units and two P-units, between November of this year and February 2017. The units will provide access for multiple construction trades, and sister company Marr Crane & Rigging will assist with installation.
Corderman Moves to 9 Channel Ctr. St. Boston – Corderman & Company, a Boston-based construction management firm, announced that it has moved its office to a new location at 9 Channel Center Street, South Boston. The company will occupy the entire fourth floor, approximately 10,000sf of office space, in the restored seven-story 77,000sf historic building, Last year, Berkeley Investments Inc. restored the building under its adaptive reuse campaign. In collaboration with Visnick & Caulfield Associates, a Boston-based architectural firm, Corderman took great care in preserving the building’s brickand-beam architecture, in addition to maintaining the integrity and history of the original industrial space throughout all phases of design and construction. The structural design of the Corderman office recalls the turn-ofthe-century industrial era, welcoming original, distressed wooden columns and beams, exposed brick walls, antique steel, and 10,000sf of hardwood flooring. Each of the individual offices highlights all-glass fronts and doors, introducing an element of openness. The centerpiece of the space is a dramatic conference room surrounded by four pairs of French doors, which are
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the healthy interior environment. The apartments at Ridgewood are affordable, secure, and energy-efficient with many amenities including the allowance of small pets. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGCB) developed a four-level rating system for improved environmental and health implications of the built environment. Through achieving LEED ratings, our buildings can work towards reducing energy consumption, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately lowering operating costs for businesses, as well as residents.
Shawmut Completes Renovation
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and adding a model suite to attract potential tenants. Shawmut’s renovations to the interior included updates to the building’s reception area, gallery, and lobby. One of the continued to page 49
MPA Completes Nat’l Development Integrated Completes Tenant Fit-Out Marlborough, MA – Integrated Builders has completed a 16,467sf tenant fit-out for Metropolitan Warehouse & Delivery (MW&D) located on South Street in Marlborough. The organization has leased a 16,467sf office and warehouse area within a 146,755sf building. Integrated Builders followed an efficient six-week schedule to complete the tenant fit-out. The firm commenced construction in September 2016 with the installation of underground pipes and drains. There were VCT tiles inserted on the bathroom floors and carpet throughout the office. There were two private offices, a reception area, new bathrooms, and a
National Development HQ / Gregg Shupe
Lower Falls, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has completed the design and renovation of the 40,000sf headquarters for National Development, who, with its construction affiliate Cranshaw Construction, currently occupy all four floors of 2310 Washington Street in Newton Lower Falls. Cranshaw Construction served as construction manager for the project. Providing space planning and interior design services, MPA substantially updated the office design and relocated amenities to create an open, modern, and collaborative space for staff. MPA’s design opened the ceiling to brighten the space and used plenty of glass to promote transparency and light as well as a visual connection to the adjacent Charles River. A connecting staircase was designed
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janitor closet fit-out within the tenant area. Integrated Builders also installed new ceiling tiles, carried out electrical finish work in the office, and installed all new lights in the warehouse. The firm used rebar concrete and installed hydraulic dock levelers inside the warehouse. Further, the firm finished three new overhead door set ups.
Peregrine Merges with Rustpoint National Development HQ / Gregg Shupe
to unite the second floor with the third floor multi-use café, which features a bar with custom cabinetry and high-top tables along the perimeter of the lounge area. A reclaimed wood feature wall fosters a comfortable, at-home feel, and the use of natural wood, metal, and exposed steel adds to the rustic theme of the building. To allow National Development’s operations to continue during construction, MPA phased the renovation schedule and utilized available swing space.
(l-r) Peregrine principals Eric Busch, Jordan Stone, Samuel Bradner, and Colin Kane
East Providence, RI – Peregrine Group LLC recently announced it has merged with Rustpoint Advisory of East Greenwich. Rustpoint principal Eric Busch will join Peregrine’s leadership team as partner, bringing 20-plus years
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Restoration & Renovation Kaplan Selected for Youth Centers Boston – Kaplan Construction has been commissioned to renovate two youthfocused centers in Greater Boston. The Hyde Square Task Force has engaged Kaplan to renovate the historic stone Cheverus Building in Jamaica Plain for the Hyde Square Youth Community Development Center, and RTH Riverway, LLC has selected the firm for its interior fit-out project at the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Child Care Center. Designed by Arrowstreet of Boston, the 13,000sf Cheverus renovations focus on ADA accessibility improvements, including the addition of an elevator, and interior finish updates. Kaplan is renovating all offices, creating performance and dance spaces, and soundproofing the Afro-American drum percussion room. The Cheverus Building, originally constructed in 1901, is the only building in a cluster of historic buildings not redeveloped in recent years. The renovation, supported by grant funding, is expected to be completed by early December. RTH is located on the first floor of a recently constructed 11-story building in
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the Longwood Medical area. Kaplan will frame and finish the 9,715sf raw space, creating two infant rooms, three toddler rooms, two preschool rooms, two mixedage enrichment rooms, an office, a staff kitchen, and a lobby. Expected to be completed by the end of 2016, the center was designed by Kang Associates, Inc. from Framingham. Additional project team members include Mukenbeck Consulting, Traggorth Companies, LLC, ADK Construction Consulting, LLC, and Cosentini Associates.
JMB Completes WIT Library Reno
Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Douglas D. Schumann Library
Boston – In a three-month “summer slammer” project, J&M Brown Company, Inc. (JMB), of Jamaica Plain, completed the comprehensive electrical, fire alarm, tel/data, and security system renovations at the Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) main library — the Douglas D. Schumann Library. The renovated library, designed by architect Perkins + Will, of Boston, features a modern, open environment design and incorporates building upgrades that focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. The multifaceted project scope included upgrading the 45,000sf facility’s electrical distribution system, which encompassed installation of all new electrical panels and the removal of old Federal Pacific panels; installation of new energy-efficient LED lighting; installation of a new fire alarm system; and the buildout of 12 conference rooms, inclusive of the installation of the backbone to
new audio-visual systems. The library’s comprehensive LED lighting package is integrated with an advanced networked Acuity lighting control system. J&M Brown served as single-source provider for the Wentworth library renovation, as the NECA contractor’s electrical division provided all electrical and fire alarm upgrades, and JMB’s lowvoltage division, Spectrum Integrated Technologies, coordinated and installed the facility’s upgraded tel/data and security systems. Other members of the team include ARUP, Boston, EE; and Consigli Construction, GC. To enhance the project’s efficiency and meet WIT’s requirement to have the project completed for the fall semester, during preconstruction, J&M Brown provided extensive planning and CAD coordination for all lighting and conduit pathways.
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Everett, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) has been contracted to perform extensive renovations to the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Everett, now under new ownership. Upgrades include new wall and ceiling paint throughout the resident rooms and common areas. New handrail, doorknob, and other various hardware will be installed throughout the facility. Molding and bumper board, as well as wall tile and laminate flooring, will be replaced in shared resident bathrooms and various resident rooms. Other upgrades include gypsum installation throughout the facility, HVAC upgrades, plumbing and electrical repairs, and door replacements. The facility remains fully occupied during renovations, which will cost about a half million dollars. Expected completion date is spring 2017. South Coast Improvement Company team member Misael Sanchez will run the project, his first as project manager.
The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Everett’s interior hallway during renovations
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Historic Renovation Project Unearths Construction Challenges Waltham, MA – When Delphi Construction of Waltham was awarded the project for the renovation of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, they expected to encounter the typical array of challenges that come with construction on historic buildings like the 200-year-old church on which they were about to begin work. But no one anticipated what lay underneath the main floor in the nave of the landmark structure located on Tremont Street, directly across from the Boston Common. While removing existing floor tiles, Delphi’s crews noticed widespread cracking underneath. Further exploratory demolition revealed an antiquated flooring system of unknown origin and uncertain structural function. Its discovery brought construction to a halt while experts attempted to ascertain the nature and purpose of the archaic system. Joe Mastromatteo, vice president of Delphi Construction, was closely involved with the historically sensitive restoration and renovation project and recounted the story of the mysterious discovery. “The original plan for that portion of work in the nave was to install a radiant heating system covered by a lightweight Gypcrete underlayment for the new stone tiles which were to be laid out in a beautiful, elaborate labyrinth pattern.
neither Mastromatteo, any of his seasoned staff, nor the dozens of subcontractors on site that day, had ever seen a system like this one and none could demonstrate its functional capacity. In the interest of safety, Mastromatteo called a halt to construction.
Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston / Bruce T. Martin Photography
Floor pour in Cathedral Church
But once the pews and old tiles were taken out we noticed significant cracking throughout the slab underneath. We made some openings in the ceiling of the space below to investigate the cause and severity of the problem in the floor
above. When we got a look inside, we saw something none of us had ever seen before,” Mastromatteo said. The structural component of the floor consisted of a vast network of slabs, each one seemingly constructed around tightly spaced steel ribs resembling upside-down letter “U”s with corrugated sides, flanges, and integrated lathing. This system had similarities in shape to the more commonly used joist pan construction but lacked the gauge, reinforcement embedment, and uniformity of thickness typically encountered with that product. Even with his 20+ years of construction management experience, much of it dealing with older buildings,
Interior of Cathedral Church / Bruce T. Martin Photography
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Members of the KBE team gathered to celebrate the new NICU library at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. (L to R: Allan Kleban, KBE; Isabella Skulte; Alex Skulte; Barrie Deschaine, KBE; Mike Kolakowski, KBE; Michael Kolakowski, Jr., KBE; Jonelle Lawhorn, KBE; Sierra Fournier, KBE) // Credit: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
KBE Philanthropic Efforts Raise Thousands for Children in 2016 Pop Quiz:
What do therapy dogs, reading initiatives, and teddy bear triage centers have in common? Did you guess “commercial construction?” Chances are, the multiple beneficiaries of KBE Building Corporation’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference program were not quite expecting that surprise, either. But since 2009, KBE – a $300-million, single source, commercial construction company headquartered in Farmington, CT – has been finding unique ways to give back to the tune of nearly $2 million in charitable donations benefiting children, seniors, and military vets. Those teddy bears? KBE’s top “doctors” spent an afternoon helping out The Cove Center for Grieving Children, extracting fabric bows from 100 stuffed bears and readying them for their new owners: attendees of “Camp Erin,” a weekend-long, overnight camp in Morris, CT, for grieving children and teens ages 6-17. In April, KBE contributed funds to St. Mary-St. Michael School of Derby, CT, the state’s smallest city. The donation was used to purchase books for the schoolwide reading initiative, “One School, One Book,” which encourages students in grades K-8 to share the experience of reading with one another, and at home.
KBE employee Ashley Burr was one of several “medical” staff removing the white bow tie from the teddy bears to replace with Camp Erin t-shirt. // Credit: KBE Building Corporation
Two months later, KBE’s donation of almost $600 helped support Charlotte’s Litter, a program advocating the use of therapy dogs in schools to help children deal with the effects of trauma.
All were part of the 50 Ways to Make a Difference program, which launched seven years ago in celebration of KBE’s then-half century of success, and has grown into an annual, year-long community outreach supporting the company’s home-base communities in Connecticut and Maryland. And the giving goes on.
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Each Friday, KBE’s more than 120 construction professionals are encouraged to make a small donation for the privilege of wearing jeans that day. The month’s tally is then matched by senior management, and the proceeds are donated to a specific charity – such as the aforementioned Charlotte’s Litter and St. Mary-St. Michael School. In 2016 alone, cumulative “casual Friday” funds collected between KBE’s Connecticut and Maryland offices totaled more than $6,500, with contributions providing support for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides housing for families near hospitalized children; a posh day of pampering for cancer patients through Zaching Against Cancer and Zoe’s Day of Beauty; and the Southington, CT-based Ben Was Here, which raises asthma awareness in honor of 7-year-old Benjamin Buckley, who died as the result of a severe attack. Opening one’s wallet is one thing, however. Opening one’s heart is another.
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KBE Building Corporation employees and their families at the 2016 “Gift of Gobble, Thanksgiving’s On Us” event in Farmington, CT on November 19, 2016. // Credit: Chris Lawhorn Video & Photography
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San Diego, CA – Two Boston firms were among the winners honored this year by the Architectural Precast Association (APA).
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Hartford, CT – The 2016 AIA Connecticut People’s Choice Award has named JCJ Architecture’s Hartford office as the winner in the category of Favorite Space to Work. The project involved the renovation and adaptation of former manufacturing space in the Colt East Armory building into a dynamic and functional studio environment for JCJ’s 70 local employees. JCJ put its skills to the test when reinventing this historic and rugged space to promote collaboration and creativity among its employees. Located directly
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Windover Construction Beauport Hotel Gloucester Category: Commercial/Institutional/ Industrial Over $5M Architect: Olson Lewis + Architects Owner: Beauport Gloucester LLC
DECCO, Inc. Bristol Myers-Squibb Clinical Manufacturing Building, Brookline, N.H. Category: Mechanical/Commercial/ Industrial Over $1M, Architect: Lend Lease Owner: Bristol Myers-Squibb
Bowdoin Construction Corporation – Pilgrim Academy, Needham, Mass., Category: Commercial/Institutional/Industrial $1M-$5M Architect: Roth & Seelen, Owner: Pilgrim Academy/FoxRock Property
C.E. Floyd – Swalm Science Center Category: Commercial/Institutional/Industrial $1M-$5M, Architect: Peterman Architects Owner: Landmark School Category
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Cianbro Hadley Falls Station Downstream Fish Passage Category: Public Works/Environmental Architect: Kleinschmidt Associates Owner: Holyoke Gas & Electric
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Waltham, MA – The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors congratulates Delphi Construction, Inc. for receiving the Merit and Green Awards at the 24th annual Excellence in Construction Awards for their outstanding work on renovating The Cathedral Church of St. Paul located in Boston. Delphi took home the Merit Award for its work on The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, completing 20,000sf of interior renovations and exterior improvements, including a glass elevator surrounded by a stone staircase, a spectacular new
Boston – Kristin Poulin, a Excellence Gala recently. The vice president of business award recognizes her outstanding development in Structure Tone’s work as a service provider in the Boston office, has been named corporate real estate market, parthe recipient of an industry ticularly in Greater Boston. leadership award by the New Poulin has been a dedicated England chapter of CoreNet member of multiple industry assoGlobal, a leading association ciations, such as CoreNet, IFMA, for corporate real estate and CREW Boston, and NAIOP. Kristin Poulin workplace professionals. CoreNet New England’s Poulin received the chapter’s Awards of Excellence Gala was 2016 Global Real Estate Service Provider held Nov. 1 at The InterContinental Hotel award at the organization’s Awards of in Boston.
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Bedford, NH – PROCON, a Manchesterbased design-build firm, recently took home multiple ABC Excellence in Construction awards for its projects. Portwalk Phase 3 of Portsmouth won three awards in the Design-Build category, Excellence in Construction, Sustainable Building, and the Community Service Award. The project was environmentally friendly from conception, recycling 98% of its construction waste and diverting 3,453 tons of debris away from landfills. Its LEED Silver-designed apartments and hotel are energy and water efficient,
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Concord, NH â€“ The ABC NH/VT chapter held their 2016 Excellence in Business Development and Awards on October 22. The event was held at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H. The following is the list of winners and winning projects. More information can be found at http://abcnhvt.org.
Electrical Merit Award, Sustainable Building Award Winner: Irish Electrical Corp. Project: Throwback Brewery Designer: Manypenny Murphy Architects Owner: Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier
Mechanical Merit Award Winner: MSI Mechanical Systems Inc. Designer: Syska Hennessy Group Owner: Cisco
Electrical Excellence Award Winner: Reilly Electrical Contractors, Inc. Project: Groton School â€“ Schoolhouse Addition and Renovation Designer: Shepley Bullfinch Richardson & Abbott Owner: Groton School
Mechanical Excellence Award, Sustainable Building Award, Community Service Award Winner: DECCO, Inc. Project: Bristol Myers-Squibb Clinical Manufacturing Building Designer: Lend Lease
Owner: Bristol Myers-Squibb Mechanical Excellence Award Winner: Denron Plumbing and HVAC, LLC Project: Madbury Commons Designer: TMS Architects Owner: Golden Goose Properties Commercial Under $2 Million: Excellence Award, Sustainable Building Award Winner: EnviroVantage Project: The Lofts At Saco Falls Designer: Kevin Goeff
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Newburyport, MA – State energy and environment officials recently joined the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and other state and local leaders at an event to recognize the alternative-energy and energyefficiency accomplishments of Mark Richey Woodworking Inc. (MRW) of Newburyport. The company was recognized for achieving its goal of 100% onsite renewable energy generation. MRW is now a net producer of electricity as a result of facility improvements and key management decisions made between 2005 and 2016. Additionally, it has implemented several alternative energy and renewable energy systems in its facility including a biomass boiler, 600 kW wind turbine, and 500 kW solar array.
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Landry/French Receives Awards Scarborough, ME – At an annual awards ceremony held in November, Landry/ French Construction received three 2016 Maine Preservation Honor Awards. The projects recognized were Brick North at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth, and the Charles E. Moody School at Good WillHinckley in Fairfield. Brick North at Thompson’s Point, a 1904 industrial building that once stored steel used for WWII Liberty Ships, was restored and transformed into a functional and energy-efficient arts and entertainment hub. Brick North now houses several successful Maine businesses. Merrill Memorial Library, a 1904-05 building, was completely renewed with restored historic features, added insulation, and a new high-efficiency mechanical system. A new entryway serves as a lightfilled community gathering space and also creates a safer, more accessible approach to the library. The Charles E. Moody School at Good Will-Hinckley was fully rehabilitated after sitting empty for nearly 40 years and is again serving the educational needs of Maine’s children as the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Maine’s first charter high school. The Maine Preservation Honor Awards recognizes excellence in historic preservation throughout the state.
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Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction received the President’s Award for Excellence at The Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Awards ceremony on October 24. Shawmut was recognized during Boston’s marquee historic preservation event at The Paramount Center for the firm’s 30 years of commitment and leadership in the field. Notable historic preservation projects include the Old North Church, the Old State House, Quincy Market, the Massachusetts Historical Society, as well as iconic buildings on the Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, and MIT campuses. Shawmut was also honored for its work on the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building — a challenging project that
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Uncasville, CT – A/Z Corporation has completed construction on the $130 million 14-story, 400-room Earth Tower at Mohegan Sun. The project enhances the resort’s guest accommodations provided through the adjacent 1,200room Sky Tower. The grand opening of the Earth Tower, held in November, was attended by several Connecticut dignitaries including Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown, Mohegan Chief Lynn
Malerba, and A/Z President and CEO Perry Lorenz. Kohn Pederson Fox was the architectural firm for the project. The post-tension concrete superstructure is clad in 14 stories of glass curtain wall complementing the striking façade of the adjacent Sky Tower. Guests at the new 242,000sf Earth Tower can expect state-of-the-art amenities in their rooms including smart light sensors that detect when they enter or leave and that will have iPad-controlled lighting, climate adjustment, and room service. The building’s lobby features
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DMS Completes Rockridge Beverly, MA – DMS design, llc recently completed the expansion and renovation to the Rockridge Retirement Community, a Deaconess Abundant Life Community. DMS provided architectural design and construction administration services for the project, which added 15 memory support units, 25 independent living affordable apartment units, kitchen and dining facilities, and a courtyard to the Northampton campus. The existing building was renovated and expanded by 10,350sf into The Gardens, a 15-suite unit dedicated to memory support residents. Renovations included upgrades to bathrooms, flooring, paint, and lighting. The new upper two levels consist of 25 independent living apartments, a country kitchen, and
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The past year has been one of the best ever for Shawmut Design and Construction. The pinnacle for us was being named one of the nation’s 100 Best Workplaces by Fortune Magazine. Shawmut is no stranger to Best Place to Work awards. Our offices have been honored regionally 43 times, but to be included on this particular list, the premier Great Place to Work ranking in the nation, is validation of our guiding principle: putting people first. Shawmut has always been a talentdriven organization. From a people perspective, that means everything we do and every decision we make must have the employees’ best interests at heart. We want each employee to feel excited about their career path at Shawmut — constant
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— though the historic Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building won the BPA’s fanfavorite award — but for our 30-plus-year commitment to caring for the historic fabric of the community. Whether we are preserving distinct architectural heritage or creating new, ultra-modern spaces — it’s caring more that leads to excellence. Without a doubt, 2016 has added more hardware to Shawmut’s award case than any other year before it — and I won’t lie, earning those awards feels really great. But in the end, what really matters is that we succeeded by taking care of the buildings we build, our community, and our people. Les Hiscoe is CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction in Boston.
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Glastonbury, CT – Gilbane Building Company recently joined state and local officials and representatives from Hartford HealthCare and Hartford Hospital to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new Bone & Joint Institute. New England’s only orthopedic specialty hospital, the new Bone & Joint Institute features two distinct parts and was collaboratively designed by Perkins+Will and HDR Architecture. Gilbane served as construction manager for the new 130,000sf Bone & Joint Institute featuring an inpatient
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Bedford, MA – Integrated Builders of Rockland announced that it has been selected to complete a 48,000sf fit-out on behalf of Calare Properties for the Edinburg Center located in Bedford. The Integrated Builders project team includes project manager Bob Purdy, assistant project manager Kim Sheehan, and project superintendent Mike Croteau. The architecture firm CI Design, Inc. will provide the design for the new space. The Edinburg Center fit-out will consist of new classrooms, offices, and treatment rooms that include new fixtures
such as white boards and operable walls to facilitate a learning environment. Integrated Builders will also construct a new kitchen and dining area for client and staff use. Furthermore, the firm will create three individual training and development rooms with a flexible design so that the area is able to convert into one oversized room. There will be VCT floors installed throughout as well as two restroom cores. The Edinburg Center offers learning and clinical services to individuals with mental health conditions and developmental disabilities.
St. Francis Hospital Begins Reno Hartford, CT – St. Francis Hospital has begun renovations that include a complete upgrade and fit-out of the oncology wing in conjunction with the renovation of swing space on the eighth floor of the
hospital. The project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017. The project team includes O&G Industries, the project’s general contractor, and architect AE Design Group of Southington.
Delphi on Historic Renovation at Boston Landmark Church continued from page 25 Over the next several weeks, a series of experts were brought in to inspect the system. While none could pinpoint its exact provenance, comprehensive engineering tests and analysis were performed on every aspect of the system and it was deemed sound and sufficient. With Mastromatteo satisfied and a structural modification design in place, construction recommenced, and a new, continuous pour, structural slab was installed to receive the stone labyrinth.
It utilized a special mix design never before used in the Northeast to minimize potential shrinkage, as the design could not incorporate a typical expansion joint approach.
“Of course it was a relief to resolve the issue, but it had significant ripple effects. We were not only working on the floor in the nave, but its massive coffered ceiling as well. We had planned on using scissor lifts to reach the 45-ft. high ceilings to install skylights, undertake plaster and gold leaf repairs, along with ceiling painting required throughout. Even with the green light given, there remained concern over the point loading of scissor lift equipment, so we changed directions and went with scaffolding instead,” Mastromatteo said. This change resulted in coverage of nearly 300,000 cubic feet with scaffolding, the surface of which the project team jokingly referred to as “the dance floor.” The project involved other complex preservation and renovation work, plus a substantial new construction component and MEP upgrades, including the construction of a 30-ft. skylight room to reintroduce natural light obscured by centuries of encroaching construction, a new glass elevator and stone encased staircase, along with new windows and detailed millwork throughout, some wood being reclaimed from other parts of the historic church. There was also considerable cataloging, removal and protection of various historic artifacts
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including nearly 5,000 organ pipes ranging from 2 inches to 30 feet as part of the work. At the conclusion of the project, Delphi Construction went on to win an Excellence in Construction Award for their work at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. As a footnote to the story, an accidental discovery has finally shed light on the source of the mysterious flooring
system. A structural engineer who had been associated with the project happened across an article on archaic construction technologies. There, on one of the pages, was an old black and white illustration featuring the exact system he had seen at the Cathedral Church. A scanned antique catalog page from the Truscon Steel Company of Youngstown, Ohio promoted their turn-of-the-century product known as “Truscon Floretyle System.”
SLAM Presents at the 2016 Planetree International Conference
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Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative made a presentation recently at the 2016 Planetree International Conference in Chicago on patient-centered care. The presentation discussed design trends in ambulatory care facilities as they relate to Stamford Hospital’s recently completed outpatient medical office building. Karrie Frasca-Beaulieu, IIDA, senior associate and healthcare interior designer, and Tracy Caisse, AIA, associate and healthcare architect at SLAM, discussed designing spaces that optimize interactions
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principles of care delivery including valuing human interactions, creating tranquil healing environments, providing visibility and familiarity, alleviating fear and anxiety, and providing comfort and reassurance throughout the healthcare process. It was Stamford Hospital’s vision to provide collaborative care and colocate physician practices of many specialties to improve the patient experience and provide convenient integrated healthcare. The building includes clinical pods comprised of multipurpose exam/consultation rooms, integrated collaborative work
with patients, families, and staff to increase the focus on each patient’s care needs, all while minimizing the potential budget implications that can arise. The presentation discussed the ways in which SLAM, working closely with Stamford Hospital, delivered a collaborative care model within the facility that aligns with Stamford Hospital’s Planetree commitment to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the healthcare experience for patients and their families through patient-centered care. The new facility highlights Planetree’s
areas for staff, centralized common areas, and shared conference rooms for staff training and patient education, allowing for enhanced communication among providers to ensure a more-informed patient experience. Prior to the planning stage, a series of workshops were held to gain feedback from users. Full-size mock-ups were created to simulate a typical day in the clinic with a primary focus on the patient’s experience. All participants filled out a survey evaluating the flow of spaces in a variety of organizational care models.
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Work at Hub 25 Complete JM Electrical and EM Duggan Lynnfield, MA – JM Electrical Company and EM Duggan recently announced that they have completed project operations at Hub 25, a new 2.35-acre, upscale apartment complex located at 25 Morrissey Boulevard in Boston. Hub 25 was built with a broad range of energy-saving features, including the installations done by JM Electrical and EM Duggan. The HVAC system and controls installed will work as a whole to keep precise temperature and humidity levels while concurrently moving large amounts of air throughout the building. The advanced system reduces energy consumption in the building by optimizing ventilation while upholding the optimal temperature for the residents. JM Electrical installed individualized HVAC controls for the apartment’s heating and cooling and wired the roof top units (RTUs) and a garage gas detection system. EM Duggan was the mechanical contractor for the job, which meant it installed the HVAC system. Together, the two companies furnished and installed the HVAC system for the
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Newton, MA – Nauset Construction has surpassed the halfway mark for the construction of Hancock Estates, a firstclass apartment community that will provide 88 luxury units while preserving 20 acres of conservation land in Newton. Nauset recently completed the roof and framing for the three-story, 190,000sf building, which is anticipated to be completed in early summer 2017. Designed by The Architectural Team, the single building complex is surrounded by 20 acres of protected conservation land, which was deeded to the town in perpetuity. The open space connects with the existing 20-acre Sawmill Brook Conservation Area and the five-acre Bald Pate Meadow Conservation Area to create a 50-plus-acre swath of green in South Newton. In addition to recreational opportunities, the area preserves muchneeded wildlife habitat, enhances groundwater recharge, and provides other environmental benefits. The apartment
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Boston, MA – Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) announced the recent addition of four staff members. Lyuba Sardanova has joined as a manager in the firm’s interior design studio. Yoochul Roe, a designer manager, brings more than 18 years of project experience to the firm. His expertise spans multiple market sectors and
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our efforts, from our programs, to our professional development workshops, to our writing. Our BIM Council is developing a Process Workflow and Model Exchange Map for a variety of delivery methods. Our board of advisors is creating a digital narrative to capture diverse viewpoints and experiences on issues like technology integration across project teams and best practices in dispute avoidance and resolution.
The CI is itself an open space, inviting, collaborating, and engaging other industry associations in the process. We also offer our members’ expertise to create educational programs for other organizations. In 2016, we collaborated with, among others, the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPSCT and SMPS-NY, Westchester County), and created educational programming for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and the Public Procurement Association of Connecticut.
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“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” — Peter F. Drucker No doubt, you have heard about, read about, or been to programs where panelists talked about the challenges facing the AEC industry. You have most likely walked away from those experiences having learned something, but without an answer to the question “What can I do in my job to improve the industry?” Shaking things up
During 2016, the members of the Construction Institute (CI) got busy shaking things up and creating ways of turning talk into action. Transforming the industry requires the thinking, energy, and experience of everyone in the industry. We began bringing groups together in new ways. In 2016, we introduced a new type of interactive program intended to generate action items around transforming the AEC industry. In February, the CI tackled the issue of recruiting and training the next gen-
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Shawmut Completes Renovation continued from page 22 building’s most prominent new features is an oversized custom clock; designed by Humans since 1982, it is the largest of its kind in the country. Fabricated in Sweden, the one-of-a-kind piece features 280 smaller clocks and sits above a 20-ft. reception desk. The desk features a stone and transaction top, decorative stone insert, and built-in LED lighting. The team also installed new terrazzo flooring, full-height, acid-etched laminated glass panels with colored interlayer placed over the existing marble walls, and additional integrated lighting elements along walls, and art installments. Renovations to the exterior include a new entrance, canopy, and signage. The new entry is composed of hand-patinated metal to match the existing façade. The entryway also features a laminated glass canopy on brushed stainless steel standoffs and new signage with thick steel building-address lettering.
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Throughout construction, the fully occupied building remained operational as did the sidewalk and entrance outside of the building.The updated building also includes a new 8,500sf fitness center on the second floor, consisting of new locker rooms, a reception area, cardio platform, weight and cross training areas, and a full game room. The team also extended elevator service from the parking and lobby levels to the new gym level.
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Wishing You and Yours HappyHolidays and a Prosperous New Year
Annual Holiday Party
How to Achieve Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures
Carrie Nation Restaurant 11 Beacon Street, Boston 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us in celebrating a fantastic 2016, an even better 2017, and SMPS Boston’s 35th anniversary.Help support the Big Brother Big Sister Foundation by donating your used clothing (shoes and jackets are in high-demand) and take home wonderful prizes by contributing to the chapter’s cash raffle. For any questions, please contact Andrea Lalinde at lalindean@ cdmsmith.com.
Michael and Kathy Barnes, Anastasia Barnes, Thomas D’Intinosanto, Mark Kelly Peggy Dostie, Yvonne Lauzière, Ralph and Marion Barnes
ISPE January 14
New Year’s Social Blazing Paddles 85 Lansdowne Street, Boston 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Start the New Year off by joining Boston ISPE for a night of Ping Pong and Baseball!! There will be prizes awarded for the Ping Pong tournament (sign up early). The batting cage at Fenway Park is available for all to take a few swings. Sign up now and show off your skills on the table and in the cage! Light fare and cash bar will be provided. http://www.ispeboston.org/eventcal/ calendar.html
IIDA March 2
IIDA New England’s 2017 Design Awards! Royale Boston, 279 Tremont St, Boston
Save the date and make plans to join us!
Host your event at BSA Space More details at architects.org/bsaspace 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
50 Milk St, 17th Floor Hercules Conference Room, Boston 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
This presentation is a careful look at achieving the highest levels of resilient and sustainable building enclosures while eliminating foam.
USGBC Worcester December 21
Oasis: Designing a LEED Campus in the Desert - Part 1 The Sustainability Hub 912 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
This documentary explores how a harsh climate and community needs inspire and determine building design. Part 2 will be held on Jan. 1,2017 http://usgbcma.org/events
ABC MA January 12
Winter Open House ABC MA Office 100 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 1 Woburn, Mass. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us for our Annual ABC and Gould Construction Institute Holiday Reception & Open House! Come ring in the New Year with your employees, family members, colleagues and friends for some holiday spirits, and delicious food! This is a free event but registration is required so we can plan accordingly. https://abcmassachusettschaptermaassoc.wliinc34.com/events/Winter-OpenHouse-988/register
Bisnow Boston December 15
Boston 2017 Forecast
With speakers John Rosenthal, Meredith Management Corp., Peter Sougarides, Samuels & Assoc., and Justin Krebs, KIG Real Estate
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
Trade Show, Workshops,Conferences and much more. NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Conferences and Trade Shows are the only large-scale conference planned and run by an organization’s members, rather than by a production company http://nesea.org/boston
Future of Downtown Boston with speakers Lawrence DiCara, Nixon Peabody, Richard Friedman, Carpenter & Company and Doug Manz, The HYM Investment Group. visit www.bisnow.com/events/boston
* Wishing you
* Wishing you
a world of peace & happiness now & throughout the coming New Year.
a world of peace & happiness now & throughout the coming New Year.
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