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Inside this Issue: Boston Ballet Breaks Ground Blakeslee Prestress Hosts Cadet Visit JM Electrical Completes NEU Install A/Z Installs Fuel Cell Power at Pfizer MCA/MSCA Donate to Home Base Stroudwater Lodge Senior Living Welcomes its First Residents / PROCON CM, Gawron Turgeon Architects J. Calnan & Associates Celebrates 20 Years Microhospitals and ED Modernization to Transform Delivery Models in 2017

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Boston Ballet Breaks Ground....................................................................... page 8

Blakeslee Prestress Hosts Cadet Visit........................................................... page 39

Sections:

Publisher’s Message....................... 6 Up-Front…................................... 7 Forecast….................................... 9 Multi-Residential…....................... 20 Corporate…............................... 22 National…................................. 27 Education…................................ 28 Green….................................... 31

Northern New England…............ 32 Philanthropy…............................ 33 Senior Living…........................... 36 Healthcare….............................. 37 Connecticut…............................. 38 People....................................... 43 Awards…................................... 40

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Lyle R. Milliman, P.E. Cpt., EN, presented Robert J. Vitelli, president of Blakeslee Prestress, with a plaque

Stroudwater Lodge Senior Living Welcomes its First Residents.............................. page 36

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Integrated Builders................................ 26

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American Plumbing & Heating … ......... 2 Atlantic Prefab....................................... 22

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BL Companies......................................... 8 Boston Plasterers...................................... 8

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JCJ Architecture…................................ 10

Jewett Construction….............................. 4 Kaydon …...............................................21

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Bowdoin Construction........................... 30

LandTech Consultants In.….................. 32

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Marr Scaffolding….................................. 7

Cogswell Sprinkler Co… ...................... 36

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Brightview Landscape Development…. 43 Caprioli Painting… ............................... 30

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Copley Wolff Design Group…...............16

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Cox Engineering.................................... 37 Delphi Construction............................... 33 Dietz & Co.…......................................... 8

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DiPrete Engineering Company.............. 10

Norgate Metal….................................... 24

Eastern States Insurance........................ 28

RPF Environmental…........................... 34

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Publisher’s Message MED|Ed Facilities Boston, April 4-5 at

Michael Barnes FastFacts Friday and HP’s monthly calendar listings (see pg. 46) can provide topics and dates for many of the most popular associations in New England’s AEC industry. Keeping with our theme of forecast 2017, we are offering here the chance to plan ahead for the first six months of 2017 with just a few annual events not to be missed. Okay, here we go...

The International Interior Design Association of New England (IIDANE)

Interior Design Awards will be held at the Royale, Boston, Thursday, March 2, 2017.

The Society for College and University Planning SCUP 2017 North Atlantic Regional Conference is scheduled for

March 5-7 at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. This year’s focus is “Building Bridges: Coops, Consortia and the Collaborative Economy.”

BuildingEnergy expo and conference

organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is an established crossdisciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference for the region. BE-17 is at the Seaport World Trade Center March 7 - 9. You can also top by the HP booth on the show floor for a promotional gift!

This year’s ACEC/MA 2017 Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala will fall on Wednesday, March 15 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, Mass. Slated for emcees are Carol Gladstone, commissioner, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, and Leo Roy, commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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the Seaport World Trade Center Boston, is a comprehensive two day conference program developed in conjunction with its Conference Advisory Board and CSI New England. HP will be there.

The Boston Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) hosts special events each

year to raise awareness for the profession, raise money for philanthropic ventures, raise funds for the chapter, and build membership all while providing membership with fun and exciting events and great opportunities for networking. This year’s 2017 Awards of Excellence will be held on May 17. Also being planned are the Golf Classic in June and the always fun Schmooze Cruise in July.

In addition to an exciting line-up of monthly meetings, the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) will hold its 21st Project Team Award and Scholarship Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting June 13. Details have not been released but it’s usually held at the Bond Ballroom, 11th Floor, Hilton Homewood Suites, Hartford, Conn.

IFMA Boston is the Founder Platinum sponsor for ProExpos Group’s 12th annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference, June 14-15 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston. This event features over 300 exhibitors running concurrently with an educational conference. High-Profile is a media sponsor, so be sure to stop by our booth #252 for a chat and a gift. These are just a few of our favs for the first half of the year. Keep in touch with the HP calendars for all the best meetings and events. Coming up the second half of the year is the MBC annual banquet and Hall of Fame, and this year’s ABX will merge with Greenbuild to more than triple its floor space and traffic. Get out there and get connected. If you have an event of interest to New England’s AEC community, send the details to editor@high-profile.com.


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Up-Front

UMass Boston Breaks Ground

Providence Station Breaks Ground

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Made Possible by Rebuild RI Program Providence, RI – John M. Corcoran and Company and Trilogy Development will construct the Commons at Providence Station, a 145,000sf multifamily building on 2.85 acres of land located on Smith and Canal streets in Providence. The project, slated for completion in summer 2018, was made possible with assistance from the Rebuild Rhode Island tax credit program, which is part of the governor’s robust economic development toolbox making it easier to do business across the state. The project architect is RGB Architects of Providence, R.I., and Taunton, Mass. The completed project will have 169 units with 170 subsurface parking spaces and will feature a yoga room, gym, and roof deck with views of the statehouse. The transit-oriented project is adjacent to the Providence train station with easy access to the MBTA and Amtrak trains and will cost an estimated at $54.1 million. Governor Gina M. Raimondo recently joined state and city officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for the project, that is expected to create 225 direct jobs and 125

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indirect jobs in construction as well as 169 new housing units in the state’s capital. “Today’s groundbreaking is representative of the kind of economic development that’s energizing our state,” said Raimondo. “The Rebuild Rhode Island program is spurring investment and construction, which will lead to more jobs and more places to live as more people come to Rhode Island to live and work. The tax credits are part of our ambitious economic toolbox, which has already catalyzed an investment from the private sector that’s 10 times the amount provided by the state.”

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Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently joined University of Massachusetts Boston for the ground breaking of its first on-campus residential building. Set to open in fall of 2018, the new residence hall will offer a mixture of styles ranging from single-occupancy apartments to four-person units, along with flexible living-learning spaces. Shawmut worked closely with the UMass Building Authority, Capstone Development Partners, Elkus Manfredi Architects, and the campus to develop the plan and design for the project. The private-public project will include 1,077 student beds targeted primarily to first-year

students and an approximately 23,000sf dining commons for both residents and the campus community. The residence hall will form the new northern gateway to campus, and is part of the university’s 25-year campus master plan. The development will consist of two buildings, ranging from seven to 12 stories, totaling approximately 250,000sf. The community will also include living-learning amenities such as seminar rooms, study lounges, and other social and academic amenities to support student success and enhance the quality of campus life.

 

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Boston Ballet Breaks Ground

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Newton – Boston Ballet School recently broke ground on its new Newton Studio at 153 Needham Street. Announced earlier this year, the expansion and relocation will include a total of seven studios — two more than the current space — responding to increased demand in the western suburbs. (l-r) Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen; trustee and “Campaign for Newton” chairwoman E. Pixley Schiciano; and Executive Director Meredith Max Hodges / photo by Meghan Moore

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Forecast 2017 How Culture and Design Continue to Influence Boston Real Estate

by Peter Roth As Boston closes a notable year for real estate development, the new year brings a time to consider the impact of this growth on the fabric of Boston’s neighborhoods. According to the city of Boston’s 2016 Third Quarter Report, over 1,560 new units received permits in the third quarter of 2016, the largest number of new residential units permitted in a single quarter in 20 years. A total of 2,369 new units in the first three quarters of 2016 have received permits — and a total of 6,789 new units were approved — nearly doubling the average quarterly pace of 2014 and 2015, and serving as a strong indication that Boston’s housing market will continue to see demand through 2017. Such growth is exciting, and important to the strength of our local economy,

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but one has to wonder how all this new development will impact the unique character of Boston’s neighborhoods. Such a concern highlights the importance of the developer’s role in shaping neighborhood growth and change in our city, where ideally each new project enhances and complements a neighborhood’s identity and culture. As we look to 2017, we can expect to see additional growth throughout many of Boston’s neighborhoods including the Seaport, Chinatown, Fenway, East

Boston, and the South End. Buildings in the Seaport will begin to provide more services, but it will still be a while before that area can be characterized as a neighborhood. Perhaps the same can be said of Fenway, where a lot of great new mixed-use buildings are being developed amid the neighborhood’s institutional core, though it benefits from being more closely connected to its surrounding neighborhoods. East Boston is also an interesting place where several developers have focused their attention lately due

to its proximity — via transit — to Downtown, and its lower land cost. The South End is one neighborhood where developers continue to deliver some of the best product in the city. Many that choose to live in the South End are renters by choice who want to be near the many restaurants, art, and other cultural components of the South End, especially in established locations such as that of Girard, a 160-unit luxury rental property developed by New Atlantic Development that recently opened in the South End. One of Boston’s largest historic districts, the South End is a unique area of the city as it offers developers the chance to create new housing opportunities that also complement the area’s special historic architecture. As a developer in this culturally diverse neighborhood, the key is to understand the scale, texture, and materiality of the historic context, and to work to complement it, while delivering a building that is clearly a 21st century addition to the historically rich landscape At Girard for example, the overall scale of the building mimics many of the long wharf-style buildings that remind continued to page 17

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350 units Approved for Boston 8 Projects Valued $1.03 Billion

Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) board of directors recently approved eight development projects. In total the projects represent 350 residential units, 247 of which are affordable, and are valued at $1.03 billion. Of the eight development projects approved, four were new projects and four were Notices of Project Change (NPC). Below are summaries of the approvals. NPC projects

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• Parcel K, a mixed-use development anchored by residential units, a boutique hotel, and office space on the South Boston Waterfront. • South Station Air Rights, an office and residential development above South Station. • 30 Polk Street, a residential development in Charlestown. • 422 River Street, a residential development in Mattapan. New projects

• 162 affordable units for seniors in Chinatown to be rehabilitated including: 1) heating and domestic hot water boiler replacement; 2) emergency generator overhaul; 3) the renovation of kitchen and bathroom areas in the residential units; 4) building accessibility upgrades/ improvements; 5) security system enhancements, and; 6) common area equipment replacement and upgrades. Total project cost is $71 million. The

project includes a total of 124,720sf and will create 307 construction jobs. • 3353 Washington Street to bring 45 rental units to Jamaica Plain at a total project cost of $18 million. The project includes a total of 45,286sf including a residential five stories high, with over 2,000sf for retail use on the ground floor, and will create 34 construction jobs. • 280-290 Warren Street approval to bring 95 affordable units to Roxbury at a total cost of $47 million. Phase I will include the construction of a four-story building consisting of 51 units of housing, 7,284sf of commercial office space, and 74 parking spaces in a two-level garage located at Warren and Clifford Streets. Phase II will include the construction of a five story building with 44 units of elderly housing, 4,050sf for coffee shop and restaurant space, and 28 parking spaces in a single-level garage at Warren and Waverly Streets. The project includes a total of 153,365sf and will create 109 construction jobs. • Parcel Q1 received approval to be considered a Development Impact Project (DIP) at total cost of $110 million. The project includes the construction of an approximately 298,700sf, 13-story commercial building with 8,400sf of ground floor retail, 211,700sf of office space, and three levels of parking to accommodate approximately 150 vehicles, and will create 183 construction jobs.

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Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that it is designing a new Boston office for national general practice law firm Rubin and Rudman, LLP. MPA is providing space planning and interior design services for the new 30,000sf office at 53 State Street in Boston. Previously located on Boston’s Rowes Wharf, Rubin and Rudman sought a more efficient and improved space that could accommodate its growth. MPA’s design maximizes natural light in the space and uses glass walls to promote transparency and a strong visual connection between

private offices and work stations. The reception area announces a more modern, yet still classic, office and ushers visitors into the adjacent conference center featuring a suite of conference rooms with servery. The project includes a linear law library and multifunction training center/café. RDK Engineers is providing MEP services, and Cushman & Wakefield is providing OPM services under the direction of Elizabeth Spath. Rubin and Rudman plans to occupy its new Boston space in September 2017.


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Here’s to a Very Bright 2017 for New England’s Real Estate & Construction Communities!

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Proposed Boston Projects After an initial letter of intent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) project managers assist developers in navigating the Article 80 process as submissions go under review. Currently there are around 30 large (over 50,000sf) projects in the review stage. Will they make news in 2017? We can’t say. Listed here are the most recently updated 10 projects in queue for approval currently under review.

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Brighton - Proposal calls for 118 residential units and 104 parking spaces. Submitted by Five Washington Street LLC; prepared by Epsilon Associates, Inc.; in association with ADD Inc.

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West End - The proposal at 88 North Washington Street is a new 36,013gsf hotel structure consisting of a ground floor lobby, mezzanine level and 12 levels of guest-rooms totaling 68 keys. Submitted by LIMAC LLC; prepared by CBT Architects.

Downtown - Demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a 407,000sf structure containing 28 stories for the provision of retail, 276 rental units and 200 parking spaces. Mildwood Management Corp. Prepared by Epsilon Assoc.; in association with Elkus-Manfredi Architects. continued to page 14

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Greater Boston Neighborhoods to Step into the Housing Spotlight in 2017

by Jay Doherty With estimates pointing to a substantial population increase in the Greater Boston region — 10% projected growth between 2010 and 2030 to 4.5 million in Boston, and a 17.5% increase within the Route 128 corridor — the need for diverse housing options that meet the needs for a variety of households has become a vital focus point in recent years. And this is an important issue that will continue to gain momentum in the new year. Experts have estimated that, in order to answer the demand for housing in light of expected population growth, Massachusetts will need to add 17,000 new units per year over the next two decades. With much of the new housing in Boston focused on the luxury market in recent years, there has also been a growing pent-up demand for housing geared toward middle-income residents. Considering the dynamics of land costs and availability in Boston, developers will be wise to focus outside the city’s borders

for opportunities to deliver housing in dynamic and growing neighborhoods that can benefit from new product, as well as the vibrancy created by new residents. Over the past number of years, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes has been keenly focused on sites outside of Boston, particularly along the MBTA Red Line in Alewife and Quincy for opportunities to deliver dynamic, amenity-driven rental properties where demand is anticipated to grow — especially as Boston rents have become restrictive for certain renter groups.

Boston Foundation’s recent housing study notes that rents in Greater Boston are up nearly 41% since 2009, with pricing in the inner core Boston communities up by nearly 60%. To meet the ever-growing need for new, attainable housing, there is a prime opportunity for Boston’s neighboring communities such as Quincy, Alewife, and Brighton, among others, to be the heroes for more affordable housing options. These communities already offer the ideal transit-oriented infrastructure needed for smart development, with easy access to mass transit, major throughways, bike lanes, and flourishing walkable neighborhoods. Quincy’s pace quickens

Deco is located in the thriving city of Quincy Current rental landscapes

According to the Boston Foundation, the shift from buying to renting is expected to continue to put ongoing upward pressure on rents. Coupled with a strong economy that’s driving hiring activity and the demand from young professionals to rent in Greater Boston, we can expect a healthy rental market for the coming year. This surge in rental demand, and, in turn, pricing, has been a consistent influencing factor in our market. The

With a total of over 2,300 new residential units in progress and proposed over the next number of years, according to past estimates, Quincy arguably is — and will continue to be for the coming years — one of the most exciting neighborhoods outside of Boston. Our rental property, Deco, is the first major multifamily apartment community completed in Quincy in more than a decade, and is certainly not the last. Deco is a Class-A 180-unit rental property with a premium level of finishes and amenities that truly stand out in this submarket. At nearly 90% leased since

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launching in early 2016, we’re seeing a strong percentage of residents who are either coming from the local suburbs for a more urban, service-driven lifestyle, or those who want a more affordable alternative to Boston that doesn’t compromise on services, amenities, and accessibility. A growing number of developers are working to support the city’s vision of creating a vibrant mixed-use community, particularly along the MBTA Red Line near the Quincy Adams (where Deco is located), Quincy Center, and North Quincy stops, with plans for new residential, retail, and hospitality offerings. Considering the ongoing demand for high-quality housing in and around Boston, we can expect to see Quincy, along with other communities surrounding Boston, to continue to rise as first-choice housing destinations for residents and the development community alike. Jay Doherty is CEO of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes.

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Fenway - The proponent is proposing to construct a 343,819gsf development including appromixately 310 units and 10,000sf of retail. Submitted by Trans National Properties, Charlesgate West Associates Limited Partnership, and Charlesgate Condo LLC.; prepared by Epsilon Associates, Inc.; in association with Elkus Manfredi Architects.

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Brighton - Construction of two buildings. Building No. 1 is a six story residential building containing approximately 220 rental units, and building No. 2 is a four story building containing 30 condominium units with 220 parking spaces. Submitted by AvalonBay Communities, Inc.; prepared by: Epsilon Associates,

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Jamaica Plain - A six-story, mixed use development with approximately 252 residential rental units, approximately 5,500sf or retail space, and 140 parking spaces. Submitted by Criterion Development Partners; prepared by Fort Point Associates, Inc.; in association with ICON Architecture and Copley Wolff Design Group. Inc.; in association with: CBT Architects. 500 Boylston Street

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Charlestown - 3,300,000sf building on 1,202,256sf and for 3200 residential units. Submitted by 3200 Bunker Hill GP Venture, LLC, a joint venture between Corcoran Jennison Associates and SunCal; in association with Stantec/Urban Places Group, Stantec Architecture and DiMella Schaffer.

Back Bay - Proposal calls for the infill of the existing courtyard at 500 Boylston Street with a six-story retail and office addition, totaling approximately 79,300sf of gross floor area; and convert up to 50,000sf of office space to retail space. Submitted by 500 Boylston West Venture; prepared by Epsilon Associates, Inc.; in association with CBT Architects. You can find more information inside each project, including renderings, details, associated files, and contact information by visiting the BPDA site. Projects currently under construction, board approved, and recently completed projects are also listed. Visit http://www.bostonplans.org/ projects/development-projects


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Berkshire Group to Open The Benjamin and VIA in 2017 Boston – The Berkshire Group recently released details on the residences at The Benjamin and VIA, two mixed-use towers in the heart of Boston’s Seaport District. Situated on three acres of land and spanning 1.5 million sf, the $600 million development is the largest mixeduse project in the city of Boston in over 30 years. Upon completion, The Benjamin and VIA will encompass 832 modern apartment homes situated atop three floors of extraordinary shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Berkshire Group has partnered with Boston Global Investors to own and develop the residences at The Benjamin and VIA. WS Development develops, owns, and manages the project’s retail component. This is arguably one of Boston’s highest-profile developments and a cornerstone of the Seaport District, where over 20 blocks of world-class retail, office, and residential space are coming to life. “The Seaport District is without a doubt ‘the new Boston.’ Since we broke ground in 2014, the neighborhood has become all the more desirable for its innovative residential, retail, and commercial space, not to mention a free urban programming in everything from fitness to tech. Upon opening in 2017, The Benjamin and VIA will create a residential experience that

Rendering of The Benjamin and VIA / courtesy of Berkshire Group

greatly enhances the excitement of this neighborhood and sets a new standard for the city of Boston,” says Heather Boujoulian, senior vice president and director of development investment management at Berkshire Group. Standing at 22 and 20 stories respectively, both The Benjamin and VIA were designed by the awardwinning, Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects. The towers boast modern glass architecture and are being built for LEED Silver certification. Residences plans include over one acre of landscaped courtyards. Nestled between the buildings is Courthouse Square, a 17,000sf open space that will serve as a key pedestrian link

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between Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue. Residents of The Benjamin and VIA will enjoy an ultra-convenient location with direct access to downtown Boston as well as to the I-93 and I-90 interchange. Courthouse Station on the Silver Line is adjacent to the towers, while Logan Airport and South Station are in close proximity. The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway and Financial District are less than a quarter of a mile away. All apartments in The Benjamin and VIA are for lease only, allowing residents the freedom of flexible, mobile lifestyles. Each tower will have a distinct personality, providing a wide range of living options. The first three floors of The Benjamin

feature approximately 120,000sf of retail curated by WS Development. With plans to offer world-class shopping, dining, and recreation, retail in The Benjamin currently includes The Grand, Scorpion Bar & Restaurant, and Equinox. VIA is a trend-setting, high-energy building standing 20 stories. It offers a unique mix of 478 modern apartment homes; 382 apartments are available as studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedrooms, and 50 of these units meet the city of Boston’s standards for affordable rent. The Fusion Wing, devoted to chic, minimalist living, has 96 units with innovative studio and onebedroom floor plans.

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Residences at Riverfront Landing Underway Fulcrum, TFMoran, DeStefano Architects project team

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Nashua, NH – Fulcrum was selected by SMC Management Corporation of Watertown, Mass., to construct the new Residences at Riverfront Landing project located at 62-70 Bridge Street. The project will include three four-floor buildings, each consisting of 76 apartments, above a deck of structured parking. The project is a partnership between SMC Management and master developer Renaissance

Downtowns. The site is commonly identified as the Bridge Street “skate park” site, and is situated adjacent to a levee that was constructed in 1947 and since has been maintained by the city. A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on December 1 with participation by ownership, design and construction team, and local, state, federal officials. In addition to the residential buildings,

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there will be two other buildings constructed on the site; a two-story building will be constructed to a core and shell finish, as part of the base project, to provide commercial lease space. The first floor is intended to be fit-up for retail or office space. The second floor is being targeted for a restaurant. An exterior deck will wrap the building’s second floor, with a paved patio on the grade level, taking full advantage of the river views. The second building will be a 3,390sf clubhouse style building that comprises a leasing office, gym, cybercafé, and small

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YCPI Announces First Half Programs Gloucester, MA – The AGC’s Young Contractors Professional Institute (YCPI) has announced its schedule for the first half of 2017. Now in its 18th year, YCPI delivers the essential insights and builds the crucial skills young contractors need most to advance career development and add greater value to their company. The YCPI program features: • Twelve biweekly, in-depth 4-hour seminars. • Industry expert instructors. • Each session meets at a different construction organization. • Hands-on, interactive learning methods. • Four joint sessions with BSA Young Designers. • 90% Excellent evaluations by participants and sponsoring companies. Seminars run 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with light supper and a host organization tour. Accelerating Your Career Development 1/19 at Bond Brothers, Medford Improving Project Management 2/2 at Columbia Construction, North Reading Effective Architect/Contractor Teamwork 2/15 at Payette Associates, Boston

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How Culture and Design Continue to Influence continued from page 9 us Albany Street was once the edge of the harbor, while the clearly articulated two-story base of the building ties to the character-defining brick and castiron buildings along Harrison Avenue. Girard’s architects chose materials that reflect the masonry tradition of the South End, but lean toward the industrial heritage of that particular area, while also incorporating fresh, contemporary, and high-quality cladding systems from Europe. A contemporary building thoughtfully done in a way that complements its surroundings adds depth and another layer of richness to the fabric of our wonderfully historic city. Culture and design define a civilization, and a great city such as Boston — arguably the culturally richest city per capita of any place in North America — is certainly a location where such an approach is appropriate. It is up to developers to understand and work within this culture to create projects that will both enhance and complement their unique neighborhood context. As the Boston real estate market

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continues to expand and evolve, industry leaders will constantly look for opportunities to improve neighborhoods with high-quality projects that incorporate contextually appropriate, contemporary design. New Atlantic is now focused on the historic Fort Point neighborhood, where we are working with the Fort Point Arts Community to create new artist live-work space that will strengthen that neighborhood’s identity as one of Boston’s oldest and strongest community of artists. Stay tuned for some interesting new additions to that wonderful part of our city! Peter Roth is president of New Atlantic Development.

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Lastly, the showroom will feature a large display of back-painted glass, the perfect solution for kitchen backsplashes or as floor-to-ceiling accent walls. An easy-to-clean, modern, and colorful solution for commercial and residential spaces. This latest product is perfect for lobbies, offices, kitchens and restaurants and is available in any color imaginable. Made with Starphire® (low-iron, crystal clear) glass that will really make your colors pop. Sales Manager, John Nicholas, is excited about the coming year and is looking forward to better serving Boston area architects, builders and home owners. “We invite everyone in the industry to visit our new showroom and experience these products first hand. Together let’s build something great in 2017!“

45 JP Apts to begin early 2017 Boston – The Boston Planning and Development Agency Board of Directors approved development of 3353 Washington St., a new building with 45 new apartments, including eight affordable units, at Washington and Green streets in Jamaica Plain. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017, with an opening planned for early 2018. The residences at 3353 Washington St. will occupy four floors over about 2,000sf of ground-floor retail space on the 15,000sf site. It was assembled by 3353 Washington St. LLC, an affiliate of Boston Community Ventures, a family real estate company operating in Boston

and the neighborhood for many years. The contemporary building, designed by the award-winning architectural firm ISA of Cambridge and Philadelphia, will have a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedroom units totaling about 45,000sf, with recessed rooflines, residential terraces, and a shared roof deck with rain garden. The building will be sustainable, with an insulated envelope, internal rainwater runoff system, green roof, and rain garden. LEED certification will be sought from the U.S. Building Council. Streetscape improvements include widened sidewalks, new street trees, and pedestrian benches and plantings.


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10 Business Resolutions

To Help You Take Charge of Your PR and Marketing in 2017 Refresh key messages

by Susan Shelby A new year is here and the possibilities are endless. Just as you set your own personal resolutions for 2017, you should also be making business-minded resolutions. Now is the perfect time to dust off that PR and marketing plan and refresh it for the upcoming year. Identify growth opportunities

Align your marketing and PR strategy with your 2017 business goals and objectives. Taking time to survey your clients, evaluate your firm’s strengths and weaknesses, and look at the marketplace as a whole, will help you determine emerging trends and growth areas to target. Review 2016 efforts and results

Now is the time to critically analyze your 2016 initiatives, adjusting based on what was successful, what was not successful, and what needs to be altered to reflect any industry changes

Do your key messages define the identity, purpose, and unique abilities of your firm? Will they promote your firm in a way that leads to growth? Determine what your firm excels at and what makes you unique. You should have three to five clear, simple key messages that communicate the differentiators of your firm. Audit marketing materials

Your firm’s brochures, website, and email newsletters are key marketing and business development tools. Evaluate them and adjust as necessary to make sure you are using these vital tools to attract and retain business. The goal is to demonstrate expertise, promote your firm’s unique skills, and drive traffic to your website or — better yet — result in a request for more information. Remember to build key words into your content for search engine optimization, and employ metrics to track website analytics. Update PR plan

Public relations can help promote your firm brand and identity, gain the third-party validation of respected media outlets, and keep your firm in front of potential clients on a regular basis. Now is the time to create an editorial content

calendar for 2017 that will keep you on track with regularly scheduled PR projects. Review and update media list

Review and update your media list as necessary. Press contacts may leave, email addresses can change, and sometimes new industry publications are created. Set goals for byline articles and press releases

Your PR plan should include regularly distributed press releases and byline articles to maintain the presence of your firm in the media. Set goals to determine how often you want to engage in these, and create a calendar to monitor and track opportunities. Ideally, we recommend you aim for one press release per month and one byline article per quarter. Set goals for speaking opportunities and industry awards

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T&T Nears Completion of Avalon Boston – T&T Electrical Contractors, Inc., based in Everett, is on schedule for the completion of comprehensive electrical construction of Boston’s newest residential high-rise, the 38-story, 600,000sf Avalon North Station residences. The NECA Boston contractor is providing core and shell electrical installations, that encompasses the facility’s primary and emergency power, as well as interior electrical fit-out of the residential tower’s 503 residential apartment units. The scope also includes installation of the high-rise fire alarm system that integrates with the TD Garden and MBTA life safety systems. The system includes a bidirectional fire alarm antenna, enabling communications with the Boston fire department from all points in the building. Fellow NECA Boston contractors on the project are JM Electrical Co., control systems; Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies, security systems; and J&M Brown Co., fire alarm monitoring. The architect is CBA Architects of Boston, and construction manager is John Moriarty & Associate of Winchester. The owner is AvalonBay Communities. T&T Electrical’s extensive lighting package includes outfitting the mixeduse facility’s first floor retail shopping arcade with an array of decorative interior lighting fixtures, comprised of custom pendants, theatrical lighting, LED Flex

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SCI Completes Bay Cove Project

“Can Do” Is Our Only Attitude

Bay Cove Human Services apartment building

Boston – South Coast Improvement Company recently completed work at a specialized staffed apartment complex belonging to Bay Cove Human Services. These apartments house individuals in need of support due to various conditions including developmental disabilities and more. All of the bathrooms and kitchens

were upgraded at the staffed home in Dorchester. Additionally, South Coast Improvement Company did a complete fit-out of a new community center in the basement of the building. New windows were installed and new finishes were provided throughout the building. This $950,000 project was completed in five months.

BPDA Approves 530 Res. Units Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) board of directors recently approved 11 development projects representing a combined investment of $295 million that will generate over 650 construction jobs. Below are summaries of the newly approved projects. • The proposed $17.6 million 16 Ronald Street project in Dorchester will include the development of a four-story residential rental building with 54 total housing units. • Trinity Green Investments, LLC will construct a three-story, 28,546sf, $8.5 million residential building at 123 Hamilton Street. The building will have 52 studio rental units. • Marine Wharf hotel for Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park will be built for a total project cost of $160 million. The proposed 320,000sf hotel will be located at 660 Summer Street. • Dorchester’s 202 Southampton Street is a $4.5 million, 22,400sf project. As proposed, the project requires the remodeling of the existing building to provide space for the new showroom. • The $6.2 million, 23,400sf 16 Boardman Street, residential building will have 19 homeownership units for the Orient Heights neighborhood. • There are updated development and

master plans for 480 Rutherford Avenue, a $45 million building with 177 residential units, of which 23 units will be designated as affordable. • A $9.5 million, 40,940sf residential building for Jamaica Plain’s 76 Stonley Road project will include the development of a new four-story, 30,72gsf, 28 unit rental residential structure with 23 parking spaces. • New Mikvah building, replacement onsite synagogue, and residences in Brighton is a $13.6 million, 99,645sf 101105 Washington Street project that will include the construction of a seven-story residential development, along with a new replacement onsite synagogue. • 64 residential units will be built on 301-303 Border Street, a $21.6 million, 75,167sf project in East Boston. • The $9 million, 117,000sf renovation for 771 Harrison Avenue, known as The Cosmopolitan, will include the renovation and conversion of the existing church and attached Link Building into 63 rental units. • The scope of the 64 Allandale project was modified from 20 townhouses to 18 to ensure that all new buildings will be located outside of any wetlands buffer zones, and the revised layout will provide a minimum 10-ft. clearance from the edge of such zones.

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Managed by Shawmut Cumberland, RI – Tedor Pharma Inc., a Cumberland-based U.S. pharmaceutical product developer and manufacturer, is expanding and upgrading its largescale manufacturing facility located at 400 Highland Corporate Drive. The multimillion dollar project is being managed by Shawmut Design and Construction. The expansion, which will add approximately 5,400sf to the existing 40,000sf facility, has already broken ground and is expected to be completed by May of 2017. Shawmut will oversee the project, that will include the renovation of 3,300sf of existing space as well as a 2,100sf addition. Modifications within the existing facility footprint will upgrade the space to include several cGMP production suites. The suites will include new equipment to expand capacity and capability, primarily a large-scale 60-cubic-foot V-blender and a state-of-the-art fluid bed processor. Additionally, the suites will include flexibility to 1 utilize High_Profilethe - Advertisement - 11.11.15.ai 11/11/2015 mobile equipment such as high-speed tablet presses and encapsulators for solid

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oral dose manufacturing. The external addition will be utilized to house several key utility systems to feed the fluid bed processor, including a clean-steam boiler, air compressor, and air handling system. The building also has been oversized to accommodate future expansion plans. The project will double Tedor’s commercial capacity and capabilities in order to execute on its rapidly growing product portfolio. As a result of Tedor’s growth, it plans to expand its current high-skilled workforce of 60 employees by adding more than 20 new positions in 2017. “This investment is in response to our clients’ demand for larger scale, multipurpose manufacturing capabilities,” said Carl Wooten, CEO/president, Tedor Pharma. “The manufacturing addition and investment in several technologies will double our capacity and will allow 11:40:56 AM us to add sought after high-skilled jobs to the local economy.”

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Pawtucket, RI – It was shovels-in-theground again for corrugated packaging giant Rand-Whitney just months after opening its new manufacturing plant in New Hampshire. PROCON of Manchester, N.H., is the designer and builder for the project expansion. Plans call for a 65,000sf addition to the existing warehouse located at 455 Narragansett Park Drive. The onestory warehouse expansion includes the addition of a 425sf conference room, 800sf cafeteria, and a 483sf driver’s office. Upon completion, the combined expansion and existing building will

total a 150,000sf space and will function as a storage facility for the company’s manufacturing materials. The expansion project began in September 2016 with preliminary sitework to clear the area and bring it to grade. Current work includes the installation of underground utilities concurrent with foundation placement. Steel erection will began in mid-December with an expected completion by June 2017. This will be the second back-to-back partnership between the two companies since completion of the 118,600sf Dover, N.H., facility in July 2016.

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Suffolk CM for GE Headquarters

GE’s new global headquarters / image courtesy of General Electric, © Gensler

Boston – Suffolk Construction Company has been selected as construction manager for the development of GE’s new global headquarters in Boston. Suffolk will provide pre-construction services related to the development of the new 12 story building on the campus. In this first phase, Suffolk will work closely with the project architect, Gensler, on

refining and completing the design. In addition, Suffolk will develop the project timing, sequencing, logistics and cost. Once complete, construction of the new 295,000 square foot building will begin. The selection of Suffolk came after a thorough evaluation of many local firms. “We’re excited to partner with a local firm as well-known and respected as Suffolk

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on this important project,” said Ann R. Klee, vice president, Boston Development and Operations for GE. “We are confident in their ability to deliver.” “We are honored and privileged to partner with GE on the planning and construction of its new headquarters in the great City of Boston,” said John

Fish, chairman and CEO, Suffolk. “Our team looks forward to implementing our unique ‘build smart’ approach and stateof-the-art technologies and processes to plan and construct this important building for one of the most innovative, forwarding-thinking companies in the world. We cannot wait to get started.”

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Stamford, CT – Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits recently moved its corporate headquarters from White Plains, N.Y., to a 43,500sf high-rise office space in downtown Stamford, Conn. Amenta Emma designers were challenged to accommodate a complicated program for the company’s extensive beverage portfolio. A variety of different workplaces were required to support its many collaborative and creative work modes. Capitalizing on the office building’s floor-to-ceiling glass exterior, interior spaces are set apart with glass walls, creating visual connections and pulling natural light throughout. Underlying the overall design is the idea of a more tailored corporate look in executive areas, while creative areas like marketing, the tasting room, and the pantry have a more playful mixed-aesthetic with open ceilings, warm rustic oak flooring, re-sawn wood paneling, and reclaimed wood feature walls, all with modern detailing. Designers created lighting

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patterns reminiscent of grape vines with contemporary, playful fixtures. Conference rooms are barrel-shaped, including one representing the company’s logo that stands for the door to prosperity. The creative marketing services space is highly collaborative, with sit-stand desks and meeting tables, tackable panels, full-wall white boards, several types of meeting spaces, and interactive screens. The general contractor for the project is Turner Construction Company.

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Pembroke, MA – Office Gallery International, a Norwood-based provider of office furniture for the business community, celebrated the recent new ownership by Pembroke residents Hilary and Michael Troia with a ribbon-cutting celebration, held earlier this month at the showroom. Local and state officials were joined at the celebration by a number of Office Gallery’s clients and vendors, as well as

family members and friends of the Troias and the former owners, the Wlukas. As part of its future plans, Office Gallery is expanding its consulting and design services related to the office environment. The business has invested in new technology for its showroom, in part by incorporating Tecslate, an interactive widescreen display that provides clients with the ability to see exactly what their redesigned office will look like.


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Polar Selected for HPI Renovations

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Braintree, MA – Polar Design Build has been selected to implement tenant improvements to a 16,680sf space encompassing two floors within Bolton Office Park for Headwall Photonics, Inc. (HPI) of Bolton. The Headwall tenant fit-up will consist of a creative open space environment that includes perimeter work stations, conference rooms, and private offices. Within the space there will be engineering labs for laser technology along with light component assemble. All mechanical systems will be upgraded, a new main lobby entrance, and a modern employee lounge area with direct access to the center courtyard. Future expansion

space has been incorporated into the design to handle the tenants anticipated growth. In addition, HPI employees will have full access to the onsite fitness center to promote a campus setting for its personnel. HPI has an international customer base, and is a competitor in several markets including industrial inspection, defense, remote sensors, and biotech. It manufactures its products in high volumes; thus, the new location will allow the organization to achieve the operational efficiencies it requires to meet the demands of its consumers. Headwall’s new office is situated close to Route 495 which makes it a convenient location for commuters.

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Stamford, CT – Erland Construction recently finished Element One – a six and a half-story, mixed-use residential building in Stamford. The building on Morgan Street contains 175 luxury oneand-two-bedroom units, loft-style homes with 20-foot ceilings, and apartments on the top and second floor that include private terraces. The apartment complex, designed by Gooding Architecture, LLC of Stamford, was constructed for Element One, LLC of Norwalk – a partnership of Fuller Development, LLC and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners.

Five and a half stories of this 220,000sf building are wood-framed and constructed above a steel and concrete podium, allowing for ample parking. Residents can also access a 4,000sf rooftop deck that offers grilling stations, flat screen TVs, mist-cooling trellises and views of the downtown area. Each apartment features details unique to the market, such as LED mirrors, glass stall showers, hard wood cabinets with soft-close doors and drawers, and quartz counter tops. Other high-end finishes include large Pella® windows that let in plenty of natural sunlight and sliding glass doors with Hunter Douglas roller shades.


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Watertown, NY – Samaritan Medical Center broke ground recently for its new $13 million Walker Center for Cancer Care designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative. The 22,000sf facility’s modern design features abundant natural light; easy and convenient accessibility to staff and support services; and a calm, healing environment. The design is based around a community living room that includes a fireplace seating area, education area, internet cafe, boutique, as well as a community conference space. The first floor consists of community areas which allow patients to receive support in

navigating the facility. The medical and radiation oncology spaces will be accessed through both sides of the central core, providing for easy mobility to the primary patient areas. To give patients privacy and a more serene atmosphere, the center will feature a drive-up entrance and separate parking lot so that they can come and go freely without having to walk the whole hospital. The infusion suite is separated into two wings on the second floor and offers additional privacy while embracing a private rooftop healing garden. In addition to the primary spaces, the center includes its own 797 pharmacy and laboratory.

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Tucson, AZ – Shepley Bulfinch has been selected to lead the programming, planning, and design of a new $400 million, 700,000sf clinical tower at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson in Tucson, Ariz. A ground-breaking ceremony was held in May for the new nine-story, 204-bed medical tower, which replaces an aging portion of the existing hospital. The new facility will feature updated and expanded operating rooms with an integrated imaging and interventional floor and will enhance the patient experience with allprivate patient rooms. In 2014 Shepley Bulfinch was retained to develop a master plan that would most effectively provide space for new high-acuity diagnostic and treatment services, connect with the existing complex, and create a new entrance and identity that would emphasize a new beginning for the 50-year-old institution. The master plan included more than 800,000sf of new construction and 150,000sf of renovation.

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Education

JM Electrical Completes NEU Install

Acentech Designs for UMass Boston Cambridge, MA – Acentech recently announced that it provided consulting services for the newly completed University Hall academic building at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston. Acentech provided architectural acoustics and mechanical noise and vibration control consulting for the new 190,000sf general academic facility, focusing its work on the performing arts spaces, lecture halls and classrooms. Gilbane Building Company was the construction manager for the project. Designed by Wilson Architects, the four-story building provides nearly 2,000 seats in 25 state-of-the-art general purpose classrooms and lecture halls, including a 500-seat auditorium, and specialized space for three academic programs: art, chemistry, and performing arts. Acentech worked closely with the architect; the theater consultant, Theatre Projects Consultants; and other members of the design team to achieve excellent room acoustics, sound isolation, and low noise levels. The combination of many acoustically diverse spaces within the same building, such as the chemistry laboratories with noisy mechanical equip-

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ment upstairs from the noise-sensitive recital hall, proved to be a challenge. For example, the recital hall is a tall volume isolated from the rest of the building and features variable treatments that enable users to adjust the acoustical conditions to suit the performance, and the flexible courtyard-style theater has a quadruple-layer isolated ceiling to isolate it from the chemistry lab above. In addition, University Hall is located directly beneath a flight path for Logan Airport, and Acentech’s work also included onsite noise monitoring. Monitors were placed on the roof of a nearby building to measure noise from airplane flyovers, and that information was used to advise the architect on a range of window types designed to isolate exterior noise appropriately.

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Lynnfield, MA – JM Electrical Company, Inc. has substantially completed the installation of an advanced automation system at Northeastern University’s (NEU) Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC), a 220,000sf development on Columbus Avenue. The research facility contains six stories of wet, dry, and computational labs, an auditorium, classrooms, and a cafe. Designed by Payette and built by Suffolk Construction, the ISEC will also be LEED certified and operationally efficient. The development was built in an effort to fulfill NEU’s aspirations of growing as a research university. JM Electrical began project operations

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UMass Selects Walsh for High-Rise Callahan Launches Partnership Boston – Walsh Brothers, Inc. has been selected to renovate and expand The University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Fox Hall dormitory. This popular and active 18-story dormitory, originally constructed in the early 1970s, provides housing for over 800 students, dining facilities with associated kitchens, offices, and meeting rooms. Along with completing some interior renovations to all 18 floors, including new resident directors’ suites and a new firstfloor main lobby, this project will include the addition of an 18-story exterior doubleelevator tower. Once the new elevators are turned over to UMass Lowell, a complete modernization/replacement of the two existing elevators will commence. The two primary Fox Hall elevators are original to the building and were designed to support 420 residents. In addition to being at risk for maintenance failure from the aging equipment, they do not meet the demand of the current resident count of over 800. The university is concerned that student frustration will soon begin to impact their overall experience on campus. The project will be completed in collaboration with University of Massachusetts Building Authority, UMass Lowell, Bergmeyer Associates, LeftField, and Walsh Brothers, Inc. Project highlights will include:

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• 18-story building addition and renovation on an active campus. • Design-assist strategies utilizing prefabrication to reduce the construction schedule and minimize campus disruption. • Detailed phasing plans and construction activity protocols to maintain building operations and minimize disruptions. •  Knowledge of high-rise life safety systems and integration of fire alarm and smoke control systems. •  Precast and façade demolition to prepare for high-rise structure and connections on every floor. • Project schedule and budget managed under a fast-track construction delivery method by providing early design packages and interim GMPs.

Quincy, MA – Callahan Construction Managers recently launched the latest installment of its Constructing Communities initiative with Quincy High School. The partnership, which aims to inspire the next generation of engineers, architects, and builders by providing invaluable real world experience, kicked off with site visits to two of Quincy’s most dynamic new projects, Meriel Marina Bay and Crown Colony. As part of Quincy High School’s President’s Pathway initiative, Callahan will educate a group of 20 to 30 seniorlevel students about the engineering and construction industry through job shadowing, active site visits, and handson interaction. The four Quincy High School classes involved with the program are carpentry, electrical tech, HVAC, and metal fabrication. The recent visits, which served as the first of four sessions, provided an introduction to students on each of the

properties under construction, along with the various types of work occurring onsite. Subsequent visits will provide comprehensive opportunities to apply skills on the job site and experience the various stages of construction first-hand. Callahan has collaborated with Hines, the developer of Meriel Marina Bay, and The John Flatley Company, the developer of Crown Colony, to extend this vital opportunity to local students in the Quincy community. Located within Quincy’s thriving Marina Bay neighborhood, Meriel Marina Bay is a waterfront apartment project that will offer 352 apartment units with an exceptional collection of highquality finishes, services, and amenities. Crown Colony, located on Crown Colony Drive, will also present a high-end living experience upon completion. The property will feature 492 apartment units with amenities that include clubhouse, tennis court, and fitness center with yoga area.

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School Athletic Fields Completed

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Holden, MA – CTA Construction announced the completion of three new athletic fields at the recently constructed Mountview Middle School. The completion of a new soccer field, a new softball field, and a new baseball field, located on the site of the former school, is part of the second phase of the $35.2 million school construction project. In October, CTA Construction and the town of Holden held a dedication ceremony for the new middle school, which was designed by Lamaroux Pagano Architects. The new building consists of two sections. The first is a three-story structure with classrooms, science labs, art rooms, media rooms, administrative and faculty offices, and workrooms. The second is a one- and two-story structure with the cafeteria and

kitchen, gymnasium and locker rooms, music classrooms, and the mechanical and maintenance facilities. Mountview Middle School is seeking CHPS certification under the Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools program — a sustainable green construction program authorized by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. The program places emphasis on reducing energy and water consumption. The Mountview Middle School was built utilizing design/bid/build, a competitive procurement process known for its ability to generate maximum value and cost savings for communities. The project is currently estimated to be $8 million under budget.

Central Community Elementary School / Blind Dog Photography

Corinth, ME – Harriman, a multidisciplinary design and engineering firm, has completed the new 97,000sf Central Community Elementary School in a consolidated Pre-K to Grade 5 elementary school serving approximately 550 children from the towns of Bradford, Corinth, Hudson, Kenduskeag, and Stetson. The new school replaces five outdated elementary schools previously located in each town, and adds a half-day Pre-K program that was not formerly available in the district. Constructed on a 70-acre parcel of land already owned by the school district, the Central Community Elementary School is situated a little more than a mile from the district’s middle and high schools. All three schools are located on Route 15 along with new district offices, which were incorporated into the new elementary school. Harriman’s design features a twostory classroom wing separated from the nonacademic spaces. Five classrooms per grade level are arranged in clusters to support collaboration among the teachers. There are dedicated rooms for special education services, and gathering spaces are available to accommodate multiple classes for common programs. There are three Pre-K classrooms located near the front of the school, which provides easy access for parents dropping off and picking up their children.

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Connected to the academic wing is an interdisciplinary wing, which includes art and music rooms that were previously not available in the elementary schools. The cafeteria is designed to be subdivided into two smaller spaces to allow the space to be used for multiple functions. The school grounds include a multi-use athletic field, an open play area, and three separate playgrounds dedicated to different age groups. Adequate parking is provided for staff and visitors. The building is situated to take advantage of natural daylight. A daylight harvesting system automatically adjusts the level of lighting in classrooms, and corridor and office lighting includes LED bulbs for energy efficiency. A book by Maine children’s author Chris Van Dusen was the inspiration for the color scheme, with muted shades of blue, green, yellow, and orange representing the abundant lakes, rivers, farmland, and trees in the surrounding area. The heating system consists of a hybrid heating plant, with the primary biomass boiler providing 80% of the peak heat load, and a supplemental propane boiler for additional heat during peak heating periods. The biomass boiler is a wood pellet system complete with storage silos, a conveying system to deliver pellets to the boiler based on demand, and an automatic ash removal system to minimize maintenance. Radiant heat in slabs and all floors and displacement ventilation systems are also in place.


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Green

HBM and MPA Receive LEED Gold

A/Z Installs Fuel Cell Power at Pfizer

Dignitaries attending the opening ceremony of the Pfizer Fuel Cell opening ceremony

Groton, CT – A/Z Corporation recently completed the installation of a 5.6 megawatt fuel cell system designed to supply ultra-clean electricity and steam to Pfizer’s research and development site in Groton. The unit was installed under a power purchase agreement with FuelCell Energy, Inc. A dedication ceremony was held on the site in November. The event featured representatives from Pfizer and A/Z Corporation as well dignitaries including Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. The new fuel cell power plant is allowing Pfizer to reduce its energy costs and its carbon footprint while supporting clean air initiatives. The

highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell system was configured to operate continuously, in parallel with the grid during normal operation and independently supplying electricity to campus loads during grid outages. The emissions profile of the fuel cells installed at the Pfizer facility will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; avoiding more than 28,900 tons of CO2 and more than 34 tons of NOx annually as compared to the average U.S. grid, which is equivalent to removing more than 5,300 cars from the road. A/Z has installed similar units, including the largest fuel cell installation in North America located in Bridgeport, Conn., which is able to produce 14.9+ megawatts of clean, quiet energy.

Exterior of 1301 Atwood Avenue / Warren Patterson Photography

Waltham, MA – Hobbs Brook Management LLC (HBM) and Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that the renovated multitenant office building at 1301 Atwood Avenue at Northwoods Office Park in Johnston, R.I., and the workspace of its tenant Dassault Systèmes, have both received LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. The repositioning of 1301 Atwood Avenue transformed an outdated facility into a high-performance and amenityrich office building with 338,600sf of Class A office space and provides for the development of the surrounding 153 acres into the new Northwoods Office Park. MPA also provided interior architectural design services to Dassault Sys-

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tèmes, which occupies 90,000sf at 1301 Atwood Avenue. MPA’s workplace strategists and designers collaborated with the Dassault Systèmes team on an innovative layout and design for the facility.

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Northern New England Landry/French to Build Patriot HQ

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Yarmouth, Maine – Landry/French Construction of Scarborough was selected to build the new corporate headquarters for Patriot Insurance in Yarmouth. The new two-story, 33,000sf facility will be located on the Down-East Village site on Route 1 in Yarmouth. The new headquarters is an open office concept that will house its 69 employees with space to grow to 100 employees over the

next five years. The facility also includes a reception area/lobby, private offices, conference rooms, fitness area, break-out rooms, and training spaces. The new building, designed by Dave Matero Architecture of Bath, is traditional New England architecture and fits in the Yarmouth historical character. Construction is expected to be completed by November 2017.

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Philanthropy PROCON and Stebbins Family Support Easterseals N.H. Larry Gammon, who announced the naming of the renovated building as The Easterseals New Hampshire John A. Samenfeld Center. The Stebbins Family and PROCON would like Easter Seals to use it as a challenge to raise an equal amount. News of the PROCON donation and Capital Campaign kick-off was announced at the celebration, held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

Easterseals evening with John Samenfeld

Manchester, NH – Easterseals N.H. will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year, journey through a “brand renaissance,” and kick off their “Big Ideas for Building Independence Capital Campaign.” The inspiration for the 2016 Big Ideas project came in the form of a generous $500,000 gift from PROCON and the Stebbins Family. PROCON’s gift was given in tribute to former Easterseals N.H. board member and PROCON vice chairman, John Samenfeld, who has been

a strong supporter and champion of the organization’s programs and services for more than 32 years. The Big Ideas campaign will allow Easterseals N.H. to renovate its 60,000sf building located at 555 Auburn Street in Manchester. At the 2016 Annual Celebration of Giving evening in November, PROCON CEO and chairman, Mark Stebbins, along with Sally Stebbins, were joined by Easterseals N.H. President and CEO

Easterseals construction signage

Easterseals community leadership, supporters, volunteers, and clients who have benefited from its services attended the event. An upgraded facility will enable the expansion of its existing programs while moving current (offsite services) into the new and improved

space. The resulting consolidation of staff and programs under one roof will provide “one-stop-shopping” for valued clients. The evening’s moving testimonials, speeches and performances came to a crescendo with the drumroll announcement of PROCON’s $500,000 gift. For the last 32 years, John Samenfeld has contributed significantly to Easterseals NH. He has chaired various committees of the board, as wells as fundraising campaigns, and has consistently been a leader in securing funds for their programs, raising more than $500,000 throughout the years. He has made a tremendous impact for those served by Easterseals. “I am humbled, honored and so grateful to the Stebbins family and my PROCON family for giving Easterseals its largest single gift ever and to the Easterseals Board for naming the Center after me. Most importantly the gift also honors the Easterseals administration and staff, who work tirelessly to provide our NH community with the best services available and our clients and families who will be better served by the updated and modern space,” stated John Samenfeld.

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January 2017

MCA/MSCA Donate to Home Base Firms Assist Habitat for Humanity

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Boston – Members of New England MCA/ MSCA recently presented a $20,000 donation to Home Base at its offices in One Bowdoin Square. New England MCA President Robert Gallagher of JC Higgins Corp.; New England MSCA President Frank Stefanick of Emcor Services Northeast CommAir/ Balco; and MCA Executive VP Stephen Affanato were on hand to present the donation to the Home Base staff.

Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families through clinical care, education, and research. The organization is generously funded through contributions from donors and the philanthropic partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Boston – Through the efforts of Bostonbased architectural, engineering, construction, and real estate advisory firms, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston will be able to nearly double the size of retail operations at its West Roxbury ReStore location. Nauset Construction, engineering firm Wozny/Barbar & Associates (WB&A), The Architectural Team (TAT), and commercial real estate tenant advisory firm McCall & Almy all provided services on a pro bono basis (or at a steeply discounted rate) that will facilitate Habitat Boston’s relocation to a new 22,000sf ReStore facility from their current 12,000sf location. The new location required new fire safety and lighting systems, new duct work for air distribution, and new flooring.

Two new offices and a break room were constructed, and two bathrooms were renovated to bring them into compliance with ADA guidelines. ReStore, which accepts donated items such as furniture, major appliances, cabinets, and other household items and resells them to the public at discounted prices, uses the funds from the sales to help Habitat achieve their core mission: helping low-to-moderate income families achieve homeownership. Last year, the West Roxbury location alone generated a net profit of approximately $150,000, which was enough to build another home in the community. There are currently 10 ReStore locations in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, and over 860 nationwide.

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Company Profile J. Calnan & Associates Celebrates 20 Years Quincy, MA – In 1996, Jay Calnan cashed in his 401K to quietly launch J. Calnan & Associates. He helped build the organization from the ground up while never losing sight of who he is and the importance of always giving back. The past 20 years have seen some of the most successful projects in the history of the region. JC&A kicked off the business with a prestigious Bank Boston renovation. Following were projects for clients such as Adidas, Boston Properties, The MathWorks, The TJX Companies, iRobot, Schneider Electric, and countless corporate, academic, healthcare, and science & technology facilities. However, it’s the New England Sports Network (NESN) project that the team recalls as one of the “highest risk” yet ultimately most rewarding scenarios. As the deadline approached for completion of their new facility, JC&A dealt with the chilling reality of no NESN on the air if the project finished late. In the New England market, this wouldn’t fly. The result was one of JC&A’s biggest victories and a stunning transformation of studio space for the legendary sports network

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Senior Living Stroudwater Lodge Senior Living Welcomes its First Residents PROCON CM, Gawron Turgeon Architects Westbrook, ME – The newly completed 90,848sf Stroudwater Lodge Senior Living community is open to residents. Northbridge Companies of Burlington, Mass., and The Sandy River Company of Portland, Maine, developed the project that is located at 116 Landing Road, just off Spring Street, with quick access to I-95 and minutes from downtown Portland. PROCON of Manchester, N.H., was the construction manager, and Gawron Turgeon Architects of Scarborough, Maine, designed the building. Stroudwater Lodge is an attractive community echoing the style of a Maine Lodge with gabled roofing and a heavy timbered A-frame entry. Inside, the welcoming lobby features a stone veneer two-sided fireplace and concierge desk with a grand staircase leading to the second-floor mezzanine. The property also boasts a mile of walking trails for outdoor excursions. The three-story, 95-apartment community offers luxury studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with the option of independent or assisted living.

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It is a thoughtfully designed environment offering a robust selection of convenient programs and services that work with the residents’ age, not against it. Onsite amenities include a theatre, salon and barber shop, gourmet kitchen, pub, fitness center, and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. Planned group programs are also available for the residents to enjoy, such as

cooking classes with the executive chef, computer classes, yoga or even learning how to paint though the Artists in Residence program. According to PROCON’s project manager there have been many favorable responses to the new community. He stated, “We have had compliments all around by everyone who has seen the

final product. People love the property and they love the way it turned out.” “We are thrilled to welcome Stroudwater Lodge to the Northbridge family.” Stated Wendy Nowokunski, president of Northbridge Companies. “The local Westbrook community has been so welcoming and we look forward to serving many local families and the greater Portland in the years to come.” Stroudwater Lodge sits on a beautifully wooded 65-acre campus adjacent to the well-renowned Avita of Stroudwater which opened in 2013 and specializes in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. The two communities cover the full continuum of senior living options and function as part of the larger Westbrook community with common areas for local events. Northbridge owns and manages three other senior living communities in Brunswick and Wells, Maine. Together, the three new communities will generate 285 jobs in the state of Maine and directly address the current high demand for senior housing.

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Healthcare Microhospitals and ED Modernization to Transform Delivery Models in 2017

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Boston – E4H Environments for Health released five predictions for healthcare facility design trends in 2017. With healthcare construction spending expected to double in 2017 from $19.6 billion in 2016 (Architect Magazine), there will be a significant expansion of new facility construction and the renovation of existing facilities. The pace of medical and technological developments, along with shifts in payment models and regulations, are creating fertile ground for key design innovations. Following are the top 2017 design trends in healthcare from E4H partners across the country: Microhospitals

As healthcare organizations seek new ways to provide care, novel microhospitals have a distinct advantage for both providers and patients. These mini hospitals are 24×7, small-scale inpatient facilities, roughly 15,000sf to 50,000sf, with between five and 15 inpatient beds for observation and short stay use. The modernization of the ED

Emergency departments (EDs) have long been the frontline catchall for patients

who don’t know where else to go, many of whom have nonacute medical issues. This causes bottlenecks and unnecessarily expensive treatment. In a recent poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians, close to 90% of emergency physicians responding said they expected emergency visits to increase over the next three years. Infection control

We predict an intensification of the development and application of innovations in structural and interior space design, and related technologies and materials, aimed at greatly reducing the spread of infections in hospitals. Certain design innovations will become more ubiquitous, such as adapting single-patient rooms’ bathroom showers to include offset drains and sloping sides, in order to minimize the spread of infection and contamination, as well as accommodation for new plumbing fixtures such as specialty sinks for hand washing, shaped to reduce splash and the spread of dirty water.

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Connecticut Paving the Road to Infrastructure Improvements

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From state capitol discussions to DOT budget sessions, from town meetings to angry drivers on the road, anticipation builds on how the U.S. will address the high cost to fix long-neglected infrastructure. Measuring the need for improvements

Few would dispute the need for improvements. One way to gauge the deficiencies is to look at the financial returns to gross domestic product from built assets. The 2016 Global Built Asset Performance Index, released by Arcadis, ranks how tangible buildings and infrastructure contribute to each country’s GDP across 36 of the world’s largest economies. According to the Arcadis Report, the

U.S. continues to trail China in generating the highest financial returns to its economy and GDP from built assets. Comparing the two countries, we observe that China’s infrastructure contributes $10.4 trillion from its built assets while the U.S. ranks second at $5.4 trillion. China’s economy

infrastructure investment proposal by the Trump administration could have a lasting impact on U.S. built asset returns and on the U.S. economy as a whole. But is $1 trillion enough? The U.S currently spends between $300 billion to $400 billion per year on

It’s time to demonstrate the true power of infrastructure as the growth opportunity it is, and to consider better ways to deliver more economic performance from our built assets, while improving mobility for our communities for a stronger, more resilient future. gains enormous strength from its built assets — accounting for 54% of GDP financial performance in the year studied — compared to 30% of GDP returns for the United States. How much is enough?

The obvious solution to increasing built asset performance is to fund more infrastructure. A new $1 trillion

infrastructure. Most of the spending is by the states. The federal contribution is a pittance in comparison. If the federal government invested $1 trillion over the next 10 years, it would result in an increase of 3% additional growth in built asset performance over that 10-year period. Without that infusion, the U.S. is forecasted to grow by only 1% of GDP returns. But that still pales in comparison to what China is spending and hinders our ability to remain competitive in a global market. We need to make changes to fund improvements

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details are worked out, mechanisms to attract investment to non-revenuegenerating projects have to be developed to support the revitalization or replacement of aging roads, highways, and water pipelines. • Most infrastructure oversight is inefficient. Implementing asset management strategies such as building information modeling, analytics, or visualization technologies can maximize financial performance on existing assets from 15% to 20% by helping cities prioritize needs effectively. Further, public agencies need to look across their total asset needs in a holistic way to optimize budgets and expenditures as well as establish an internal governance that is centered around desired outcomes for smarter investment decision making. Essentially, $1 trillion is not enough. But it’s a step in the right direction. It’s time to demonstrate the true power of infrastructure as the growth opportunity it is, and to consider better ways to deliver more economic performance from our built assets, while improving mobility for our communities for a stronger, more resilient future. The Construction Institute thanks Tom Morgan, vice president, business advisory leader for Arcadis, based out of New York, specializing in asset management and data analytics solutions, for authoring this article. The Construction Institute of the University of Hartford (construction.org), is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of diverse professionals whose mission is to improve the AEC industry by promoting cross-industry collaboration. The institute is privileged to count Arcadis among its members. Tom Morgan is business advisory leader at Arcadis and an active member with The Construction Institute.


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Blakeslee Prestress Hosts Cadet Visit Branford, CT – On October 21, Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. hosted a visit from the senior class of the civil and mechanical engineering dept. of the United States Military Academy at West Point. This was the 10th anniversary of Blakeslee hosting this event, which has become a tradition that both Blakeslee Prestress and the cadets have come to value. The day started at about 8:30 a.m. with the arrival by tour bus of 35 cadets with four instructors, two of which were civilian. Everyone was greeted by Blakeslee employees, and three groups were formed and escorted by Blakeslee personnel into the plant where they learned the many different facets of the production facility. They were led through areas such as the quality control lab, batch plant, production, and finishing areas. Everyone returned to the office area and divided into two groups. One group sat in a presentation of the Tekla Structures 3D modeling we utilize at Blakeslee. Topics such as product shapes and the Blakeslee Library were discussed. This was followed by a demonstration on how to make a connection along with creating framing plans, showing how changes are adapted quickly and reporting is recorded. The other group received an introduction to Precast Prestressed Concrete by Rita L.

Lyle R. Milliman, P.E. Cpt., EN, presented Robert J. Vitelli, president of Blakeslee Prestress, with a plaque

Seraderian, the executive director of PCI Northeast. The cadets explored building and bridge design solutions using precast and prestressed concrete systems and learned about the theory of prestressing and how it applies to manufacturing prestressed concrete products. The final presentation was a collage of project examples for buildings and bridges. Once each group finished they swapped rooms to complete the morning. As the cadets were leaving everyone gathered to take a group photo as Lyle R. Milliman, P.E. Cpt., EN, presented Robert J. Vitelli, president of Blakeslee Prestress Inc., with a plaque that read: For outstanding support of the West Point Civil Engineering Program while

providing an introduction to structural modeling software and facility tours of your Prestress Concrete Plant. Your professionalism and technical expertise impressed upon the cadets the essential traits of successful engineers and projects, and helped contribute to their education and inspiration. Thank You Col. Karl F. Meyer, C&ME Deputy Department Head As the group boarded the bus we thought about our next meeting which would be the sponsoring of the cadets for the 2017 Big Beam Contest. These are all extraordinary young men and women who have willingly chosen to dedicate themselves to our country, and

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Awards

Callahan Recognized for Excellence

Kingsbury Receives Labor Award

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Boston – Glenn W. Kingsbury, executive manager of NECA Boston Chapter since 1997, was honored as the recipient of the Labor Guild’s Cushing-Gavin Award (CGA) for Management at the event’s 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Park Plaza Boston in December. He was joined by fellow 2016 CGA Awardees at the event: Francis Boudrow, business manager of Int’l. Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local 6, recipient of the CGA Labor Award; Susan F. Horwitz, Esq., Sandulli Grace, P.C. – Labor Attorney Award; and, Michael Feldson, Esq., Regional Solicitor, US Dept. of Labor –

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Fr. Edward F. Boyle, S.J. Award. Kingsbury also served as Chairman of the New England Electrical Workers Health Benefit Fund for over 10 years, and is a trustee of the IBEW Local 103 Health Benefit Fund, six NECA/IBEW Pension Plans, and four Labor-Management Cooperation Funds throughout New England. He has negotiated more than 100 collective bargaining agreements with IBEW Locals in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine without a single work stoppage. In October, he was inducted into NECA’s Academy of Electrical Contracting.

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Waltham, MA – The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors recently congratulated Callahan Construction Managers for receiving the Eagle, Green, and Safety awards for its outstanding work on the Alnoba retreat destination in Kensington, N.H. “It is a true honor to receive recognition from ABC MA for this unique project,” said Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan Construction Managers. “These awards further reinforce our ongoing mission to work in true partnership with

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Amenta Emma Receives Awards

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Walsh Wins Crushing Barriers Award

Richard Walsh, president and CEO of Walsh Brothers; and Susan Moir, director of research for UMass Boston’s Labor Research Center

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Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects was recently honored with two awards at the AIA Connecticut Awards Reception. The Burgess Group, located in Blue Back Square, West Hartford, received the AIA Business Architecture Award for Under 50 Employees. The Pavilion at Middlesex Community College in Middletown received the People’s Choice Award for the Place Where I’d Most Like to Study.

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Boston – Walsh Brothers, Inc. has received the first annual Crushing Barriers for Women in Apprenticeship award from the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI). Walsh Brothers was honored by the organization for meeting the 10% workforce goal for women and exceeding the 25% workforce goal for people of color and was specifically cited for the company’s efforts in providing apprentices opportunities on the project, thereby training a diverse workforce for the construction of UMass Boston’s new $165 million Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC) building. Representatives from the City of Boston, including Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Massachusetts Senator Linda Dorcena Forry attended the award ceremony to

proclaim November 15, 2016, as “Women’s Apprenticeship Day,” celebrating PGTI’s efforts to bring attention to the need for more apprenticeship opportunities and for helping more women enter construction trades. According to the proclamation, while the number of tradeswomen on projects in Boston has doubled over the last six years, reaching 5%, women remain underrepresented in the building trades. Apprenticeships are seen as a direct and critical pathway for women to participate, especially in light of the rising costs of higher education. The Walsh Brothers’ team of tradespeople on the UMass Integrated Sciences Complex project consisted of 10% women, far exceeding the national average of 2%-3%.

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People QA Architects Welcomes Two Farmington, CT – Quisenberry Arcari (QA) Architects announced the addition of two new staff members. Kyle Baron is the firm’s newest architectural designer. Through his multiple internships and previous employment, he has focused on institutional, housing development, and commercial projects. Caitlin Kehoe has joined QA Architects as the firm’s new marketing coordinator. She has served as a coordinator and marketing professional for several professional service and film

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production companies before coming on board at QA . She is experienced in visual and written communications, marketing, office, and client account management.

Waltham, MA – CEO Jake Simmons of Delphi Construction, Inc. recently announced that longtime vice president, Keith Shaw, has been named chief operating officer. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the business. Shaw has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, beginning as an apprentice carpenter in the field. He ultimately launched his own construction business prior to joining Delphi as construction manager in 1999. Delphi also added Chris Thompson to its leadership team in the role of director of project development. Thompson, who formerly led Delphi’s estimating department, will have an

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expanded role at the company, specifically with responsibility overseeing all aspects of preconstruction planning and services. He brings 20 years of experience in construction estimating and preconstruction planning to his role at Delphi.

Millonig Joins Warner Larson

TKA Appoints Palumbo

Cambridge, MA – Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TKA) announced that Stephen Palumbo has been named associate principal and director of science + technology. He joined the firm in 2008. “Leading the science + technology market sector is an exciting opportunity,” says Palumbo.

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Boston – Warner Larson Landscape Architects recently announced that Joshua Millonig, LEED AP, joined its team in Boston as senior project manager. He has over 10 years of combined experience with AECOM, Stantec Consulting, and Geller DeVellis. His project experience has extended from small urban pocket parks to large university athletic complexes for public and private sector clients. Millonig’s design approach focuses on creating elegant and functional spaces that enrich the lives of the communities they serve.

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Fitzemeyer & Tocci Additions

SMRT Adds Abbott and Kady

Woburn. MA – Fitzemeyer & Tocci recently announced three new staff members to its team: Thomas Tsaros, PE, has joined the firm to support the company’s energy Tsaros and infrastructure service line. He has over 20 years of experience in the development of energy and infrastructure projects cross the U.S. and in Europe. Zinoviy Kuperman has joined Fitzemeyer & Tocci with over 20 years of electrical engineering experience, most recently at the Portsmouth Naval Yard. He has provided electrical engineering expertise to commercial and institutional

Andover, MA – SMRT Architects and Engineer Inc. recently announced that Suzanne Abbott, LEED AP BD+C has joined its Andover office, as senior business development manager. She will focus on high performance buildings and sustainability projects in the healthcare sector and other markets. SMRT also announced that Jennifer Kady, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, has joined the firm. She was most recently with Design Group Facility Solutions and was previously associated with the Boston office of Cannon Design. Kady brings more than 10 years of

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clients nationally. Elaine Crann, CF APMP, has joined as senior marketing coordinator. She spent the last 11 years at Sebesta as proposal manager and has extensive experience in business development, proposal management, and event planning, as well as content management and marketing services.

Ness Joins Dietz & Co Springfield MA – Dietz & Company Architects recently announced the addition of Richard Ness, AIA, to its staff as a senior project architect. He is a licensed architect in the state of Massachusetts and brings over 30 years of experience to the company, having worked for firms in Massachusetts and

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experience encompassing all stages of design. An Autodesk-certified professional, she has been an adjunct instructor at Roger Williams University.

City Point Promotes Two Boston – City Point Partners recently announced that Derek Bellucci, a field engineer with a background in infrastructure projects, and Jillian Gallagher, a 10-year veteran of the architecture/engineering/construction industry, have been promoted to assistant project manager and lead document control manager, respectively. In his new role, Bellucci will represent the interests of clients during the construction phase of projects, ensuring that projects are completed on time and under budget. Gallagher will lead the

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firm’s document control team and develop internal standards and procedures for projects, while training the staff and clients on document control procedures.

Blakeslee Hosts Gilbane Engineers

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Holt New Ellenzweig President

Cox Promotes Two

Fidelity Investments Real Estate Boston – Michael Lauber, Company. FAIA, announced that William Holt has dedicated his 27-year Holt, Architect, LEED AP, will career to planning laboratory succeed him as Ellenzweig’s and office environments for a president. After serving as the variety of life sciences, medical, firm’s chief executive since and corporate institutions. He 2004, when he succeeded is particularly committed to founder Harry Ellenzweig, planning and designing spaces Lauber is stepping away from the Holt that are efficient and functional, presidency to focus on the firm’s yet that lift the human spirit and project work and client relations. stand the test of time—qualities that have Holt most recently served as director long been central to Ellenzweig’s design of life sciences at the architectural philosophy. firm Tsoi/Kobus & Associates; his past “I look forward to continuing my positions include principal and founder of collaborations with clients and colleagues Strategic Space; head of space planning on a full-time basis, confidently entrusting and real estate/global facilities planning the leadership of the firm with a talented with Novartis Institutes for Biomedical successor,” said Lauber. Research; and senior director of design at

Canton, MA – Cox Engineering recently announced two promotions. Len McAclister has been promoted from vice president to president of construction. He will be responsible for all aspects of the engineering construction division, overseeing estimating, sales, preconstruction services, HVAC pipe operations, and sheet metal operations. Brett O’Brien has been promoted from general manager of Cambridgeport Custom (A Division of Cox Engineering) to vice president.

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Jewett Welcomes Eric Cimon Raymond, NH – Commercial design-build and construction management firm Jewett Construction announced the addition of Eric Cimon to its team. Cimon is the director of marketing for Jewett and brings with him more than 12 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and business development.

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