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A new canopy and vestibule reach out to the entry area at the newly renovated Peter Bulkeley Terrace Senior Housing and Community Center in Concord, Massachusetts / designed by Abacus Architects + Planners / Chuck Choi Photography
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THURSDAY - MAY 11, 2017 3:00 PM REGISTRATION 4:00 PM PROGRAM START CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER - HARTFORD, CT The Construction Institute presents a hallmark event that has become a premier gathering for the AEC industry. Learn from pioneers who are shaping the future of design and construction and changing the way the built environment will be managed in years to come.
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Pare receives ACEC Bronze Pare Corporation, a leading multidisciplinary engineering and planning firm, the University Hall on the Boston Campus of the University of Massachusetts, was
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Worcester, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $17.7 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a scholarly society and independent research library in Worcester. The AAS is using bond proceeds to expand and upgrade its facilities by buying a property at 4 Regent Street in Worcester for office, meeting, and storage space; demolishing existing structures
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Salem, MA – Groom Construction’s newest project, a state-of-the-art office and retail space at 331 Lafayette Street, is well underway and is expected to be ready for occupancy late October 2017. Ground was broken on the 24,000sf mixed-use building in December 2016. The project was redesigned due to community requests following the initial meeting in August with Robert Burr, developer, and Peter Pitman, architect. The updates to the development include a redesign to maintain the historical setting with brick and clapboard siding. The first floor will be leased to retail
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easier wayfinding for guests visiting the multitenant buildings, together totaling 175,000sf. The project team also included general contractor Columbia Construction Company of North Reading and landscape architect Cosmos Associates of Boston.
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Connecticut Mohegan Sun Expo Center to Open Summer 2018 Uncasville, CT – Leaders of the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun gathered recently at the flagship property in Connecticut to announce the official plans for The Mohegan Sun Expo Center. Construction is underway, with a target opening date of summer 2018. The expansion will span over 240,000gsf and will be located by the Winter Parking garage and in close proximity to Mohegan Sun’s newest hotel, Earth Tower. The New York-based architect firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and the construction team out of North Stonington, A/Z Corp, are partners on this project. Key features of the new Expo Center will include a 21,412nsf ballroom, divisible into two sections and featuring over 3,000nsf of prefunction space. The Exposition Center itself will be 131,000nsf; it will have free parking, six loading docks from an open parking field, and additional drive-in access from two grade-level drive-in doors. It will have 18 meeting rooms in total, ranging from 360nsf to 675nsf, a 1,263nsf boardroom with 230nsf of prefunction space and its own outdoor terrace, 3,600nsf of outdoor space, which includes
cultural history, with custom carpeting and light fixtures that reflect Native American motifs, the nearby Thames River, and the color palettes of the Earth and Sky towers. Additional below-grade entertainment tenant space will be composed of 20,000sf of the total expanse, further diversifying the center’s mixed-use program. Once completed in the summer of 2018, ideally in time for next year’s Barret-Jackson Car Collector’s Auction, Mohegan Sun will be home to the largest meetings and convention spaces between Boston and New York City. Mohegan Sun’s assistant GM, Jeff Hamilton, speaking at the Mohegan Sun Expo Center announcement
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ground has been broken. The HoloLens, which can be utilized without a hard connection to a computer, is more conducive to onsite utilization, as the device enables the user to still be present in their actual physical environment. HoloLens works with building visualization software from companies like Autodesk and Trimble. Gilbane was selected by Microsoft HoloLens to be one of the first to receive the development edition of this gamechanging technology and received the headset in May 2016. Gilbane’s project teams have successfully utilized the Microsoft HoloLens in a variety of applications,
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JM Electrical Completes HCC Lynnfield, MA – JM Electrical Company, Inc. has completed an energy services project at Holyoke Community College (HCC). The company worked with the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and Energy Management and Controls Services (EMC) on the upgrades. JM Electrical participated in a complete energy upgrade of the campus, including installing air handling units (AHUs), hot water pumps, and variable air volume (VAV) boxes in all classrooms. Whereas VAV boxes are typically replaced, JM performed a unique service of retrofitting the boxes. Additionally, JM’s staff assisted in reworking existing fire alarms to accommodate a ceiling replacement. With the major energy upgrades completed in the majority of the classrooms, office suites, and HVAC systems, HCC will experience reduced energy consumption. “We are proud of our work at Holyoke Community College because the energy upgrades will significantly improve the comfort level of students and professors throughout the campus,” said Adam Palmer, project manager at JM Electrical. “The changes will also preserve the school’s infrastructure for years to come.”
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Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $41.3 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Wentworth Institute of Technology Inc. (WIT), a private, coeducational higher education institution in Boston. Wentworth is using bond proceeds to build a 78,000sf multipurpose academic building on Parker Street. The building will house Wentworth’s new biological engineering program; its biomedical, civil engineering, and
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The transformed interiors feature transparency and flexibility, with glass walls and daylit rooms that place science investigation and teaching on display. To fulfill the goal of integrating science into a business curriculum, the new layout at Jennison Hall locates three new, multidisciplinary science instructional labs for chemistry, physics, biology, and Earth and environmental sciences, providing a more collaborative and flexible teaching environment. Adjoining the science labs is a new “dry” laboratory, modeled after Bentley University’s popular MBA Studio and called a collaboratory. The collaboratory provides a team-based, flexible learning environment to supplement the more traditional “wet” instructional labs. A variety of teaching spaces, including both active learning classrooms and tiered case study classrooms, occupy the remaining three floors of the building. Teaming areas, social interaction niches, and quiet study spaces throughout the building offer a variety of student experiences. Additionally, the Office of Academic Services for both undergraduate and graduate students was relocated to Jennison Hall.
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by Myles R. Brown A new model community for aging in place, designed by Amenta Emma, perches on a bluff overlooking the Thames River in Groton, Conn. Thames Edge at Fairview consists of 40 homes owned and managed by the Odd Fellows Home, which has provided care since 1892. The concept provides able-bodied seniors with a residence more suitable to staying independent longer. While residents have downsized from the traditional family home, they still live in a neighborhood that is private, with community connections and services meant to provide comfort, safety, and security. In other words, they have the sense of home ownership without having to shovel the snow off the roof. Designed in two phases, Thames
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Edge offers a contemporary setting with magnificent river views and architecture that feels “young, exudes youthful energy” according to one resident. Homes are modeled after seaside cottages. Challenged by a significant elevation change, Amenta Emma designers terraced the homes on the site to provide
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Boston â€“ The Boston Society of Architects/ AIA (BSA) recently announced the winners of the 2016 BSA Design Awards. Abacus Architects + Planners received a citation in Accessible Design â€“ Public Architecture for The Peter Bulkeley Terrace Senior Housing and Community Center in Concord. The jury commented that this affordable senior housing project is conventional but well done. In addition to a very handsome entrance with traditional stairs and a well-integrated ramp, there are accessible parking spaces and a recessed
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Brookline, MA – GTC Construction Management, of Haverhill, recently completed major renovations at the Brookline Senior Center and expects to complete a major renovation at the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center in May. The Brookline Senior Center project included the renovation of classrooms, learning spaces as well as the basement and fitness area of the facility. Jonathan Keevers, president of GTC, said: “We saw prebid how critical the senior center project was to the seniors of Brookline and how it was in the very heart of a place they call home every day. We strove to be the least invasive as possible and even did disruptive and intrusive work off hours. Our dedication paid off and the seniors are now occupying beautifully renovated teaching and work spaces that include a state-of-the-art fitness facility.” Work at the Aquatics Center includes concrete pool deck repair at the underside of the pool deck, pool deck and tile repair, and repair adjustment of an existing light fixture lowering device. Work also includes modifications to the existing locker rooms, unisex toilet facilities, and staff offices including selective demolition, masonry, doors, storefront, finishes, specialty items, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work. Keevers said,” GTC is proud to be a part of such a meaningful project that really impacts the health and wellbeing of the seniors and youth in the community. We have enjoyed working with the professionals at the City of Brookline in the past and look forward to continuing our relationship on this project.”
About the Aquatics Center • It is said to have been the first municipally operated indoor bathhouse/pool in the United States. • In 1897 a new bathhouse contained rain baths, tubs, a tank 80” x 26” lined with English white glazed brick, another tank 22” x 10”, about 50 dressing rooms, a gallery, and a small laundry for towels and suits. • Noted Swiss-American architect, Franz Joseph Untersee designed renovations in 1899 in which three rooms were added, including a hair drying room for the women. • The floor of the large pool had mosaic tiling and there were marble steps at each end which were removed in 1903 for safety reasons. • The interior had lettering on the walls including the vote of Town Meeting establishing the bath house, quotations from poets, and the names of famous swimmers, including, Ulysses, Leander, Charlemagne, Nicolo of Cola, and Franklin. • The newly founded swimming club increased its membership and gave several exhibitions of swimming exercises and polo at the bathhouse. • By 1916, $15,600 was spent to renovate and improve the operation. • Shower baths were added in 1922. • In 1929, free instructions in swimming and life saving were given. In 1949, a water pageant was held with the setting a Cape Cod fishing wharf. A group of anglers started a bait casting club. • The new swimming pool designed by Anderson, Beckwith and Haible was constructed in 1956.
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Senior Housing and Care Market Continues to Evolve
by Anthony Papantonis Higher expectations from potential residents, encroaching competition, and the ability for operators to efficiently adjust to a community’s greatest demand in the continuum of care are driving change in today’s senior living market. These factors, combined with our steadily growing population of people living beyond age 85 (projected to triple from 7.3 million to 21 million by 2050), are keeping the senior living industry in motion. Following a surge in senior housing construction as the Baby Boomers began entering retirement age a few years ago, there has been a leveling off in construction starts nationally, according to data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Some of the slowdown has been attributed to an equilibrium now being realized between supply and demand, as more than 5,900 senior housing units came online in the fourth quarter of 2016. Additional factors include a rise
in construction costs (including a labor shortage), as well as a pulling back on construction lending by traditional banks. More recently, however, a survey published in December by investment banking and advisory services firm Lancaster Pollard indicated that 70% of the senior living facilities operators said that they were likely to “pursue a renovation project” in 2016, whereas, when asked this same question in 2017, an even higher percentage (75%) said a construction project was likely. And for those operating or building in Massachusetts, the news is even more encouraging. Last year, the Boston Globe reported that due to the concentration of wealth in the state (especially in eastern Mass.), occupancy rates for the Bay State were four percentage points higher than the national average — at nearly 95% — which translates into continued strong demand for the region. For one thing, competition among senior living facilities for clients, particularly on the high end of the market, is fierce. Where possible, operators are either building new facilities (Massachusetts ranked seventh in the nation in new construction starts with 1,459 units in 2015) or renovating dated ones to better compete in the marketplace. As new senior living communities are being constructed or repositioned,
operators are enhancing their amenity packages to include features such as wellness centers (including activities like yoga, meditation, and tai chi), expanded dining options that one might find in an upscale hotel, as well as concierge-type fee-for-services. Also, as the Boomers are becoming more comfortable in the digital age, communities are incorporating a wide range of new technologies, from
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ensuring dependable Wi-Fi access, to offering health-monitoring devices that help to manage medications, monitor vital signs, or activate an alert when fall-prone residents are at risk. There is also a shift in the type of buildings being constructed. Senior Housing News predicts that 2017 will be a comeback for independent living. The growth in this segment is attributed to the steady economic growth the country has undergone following the recession, with the stock and real estate markets
(and retirement funds) reaching record highs. During the uncertainty of the recession, aging seniors and their families often postponed the decision to move to independent and assisted living. Another trend that shows no sign of slowing down is the increase in memory care units being built. The Alzheimer’s Association recently reported that while 5.4 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s, that number is expected to soar to 16 million by 2050. As the need for additional memory care units increases, some operators are converting other units to meet this demand. In Weston, Mass., Maplewood Senior Living recently converted 13 assisted living units into 22 memory care units, indicative of the shift in thinking among senior care providers that allows residents flexibility to age in place (in lieu moving to a skilled nursing facility) in their retirement communities as they progress along the continuum of care. There is no doubt that the senior living industry will continue to adapt to the changing demands of our aging population. However, to remain viable, owners, contractors, and architects alike will be charged with delivering creative solutions to meet this ever-growing and evolving industry. Anthony Papantonis is president of Nauset Construction.
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Salem, NH – The Residence at Salem Woods is a new senior living community located in Salem and built by Eckman Construction of Bedford. In a region with a growing elderly population, this new facility helps satisfy the area’s need for senior living options and provides seniors in the Merrimack Valley with excellent accommodations, amenities, and care. Developed by Norwood, Mass.-based LCB Senior Living, The Residence at Salem Woods is an 84-unit senior living community that includes a mix of
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Plainville, MA – Maugel Architects announced that construction has begun on Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s new 30,000sf medical office building that will provide the community with a Sturdy Memorial Urgent Care center, patient services, and physician services in OB/GYN and primary care. The two-story medical office building, designed by Maugel, will replace the onestory structure that was razed to make way for the new facility. Maugel worked closely with Sturdy Memorial to design a modern environment that maximizes clinical space and provides
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by Deborah C. Cox Housing construction for the geriatric population is on the rise, with assisted living and memory care properties driving this robust trend. And while senior facilities typically include exercise rooms and areas for other recreational outlets, some forward-thinking facilities are installing hydrotherapy rooms both for its benefits and for a leg up on competition. Buoyancy, warm water, and hydrostatic pressure are three characteristics of water that give therapists at senior living facilities the advantage to help residents progress faster through therapy. Exercises in water can be performed sooner than those same exercises on land. This is particularly important for seniors who, in addition to aches and pains of the natural aging process, may be recovering from a surgical procedure or degenerative issues, such as arthritis.
Water therapy helps people exercise as they heal. The buoyancy of water creates a non-weight-bearing environment. As a result, there is less stress on joints and muscles. This makes it easier for seniors to exercise and gain the confidence it takes to continue their therapy treatments. In addition, hydrostatic pressure supports muscles during exercise, thereby minimizing pain. Aquatic exercise makes it possible for seniors to stand longer, walk
less pain, and helps physical therapists work effectively on core stabilization. Aquatic therapy has proven results for those recovering from strokes. The natural buoyancy of water aids in balance protocols during rehabilitation. With oversight from physical or occupational therapists, a simple walk down the length of a pool can improve gait pattern. If the pool has a water current feature, therapists can use this to provide
Buoyancy, warm water, and hydrostatic pressure are three characteristics of water that give therapists at senior living facilities the advantage to help residents progress faster through therapy. better, and sit better in the water. From back surgeries to progressive diseases and arthritic issues, water’s antigravitational attribute makes a big impact on recovery. When an individual is floating vertically and holding a flotation device without touching the bottom of the pool, it creates traction for the spine. This results in increased trunk/back movement,
additional progressive therapy exercises and challenge. Moreover, being in the water helps stroke patients overcome their fear of falling and builds confidence for being more surefooted when on land. Since not all senior living communities are created equal, those with a specialized hydrotherapy pool and supporting
staff can offer benefits that give them a competitive advantage in the senior housing market. Many hydrotherapy pools come equipped with a water current feature, resistance jets, deep wells, workstations, and treadmills. Having a hydrotherapy pool onsite eliminates the need to send residents off the premises, a benefit that helps improve the facility’s overall function and increase their return on investment. Some of the common injuries and conditions successfully treated with hydrotherapy are: • Post-surgery rehab following ACL repairs, arthroscopic repairs of hip/ knee, patellar tendon repairs, and rotator cuff repairs. • Fibromyalgia and chronic pain. • Thoracic and lumbar spine issues and cervical spine and posture problems. • Lymphedema. • Achilles tendon repairs, tears, and toe, foot, or ankle fractures. • Knee or hip replacements. • Obese patients who cannot tolerate land therapy. • General deconditioning. Water therapy is good for range of continued to page 36
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Mark Burnes Joins Harriman Auburn, ME – Harriman, a multidesign-build. disciplinary design and engineerBurnes will be involved in ing firm with offices in Maine, expanding the leadership and New Hampshire, and Massachucapabilities of Harriman’s retail setts, recently announced that practice and will contribute to Mark Burnes, AIA, founder of the strategic direction of projects Foreside Architects, LLC, is joinin corporate, healthcare, new ing Harriman’s leadership team development, civic, cultural, and as a principal. government markets. Mark Burnes He brings years of project “Mark has an excellent repuexperience to Harriman, including tation in the business community, retail, mixed-use, senior living, and outstanding organizational skills, and a corporate offices and interiors. His strong portfolio of work that will immediately better the entire organization,” portfolio includes a variety of project delivery methods, including design/ says Clifton W. Greim, P.E., president and preselected construction manager and CEO of Harriman.
John Ramsay Joins Market Square Portsmouth, NH – Market Square Architects PLLC recently announced that John Ramsay has joined the firm as an architectural coordinator. “John brings a high level of hard work and enthusiasm as he begins his professional career,” firm partner Adam Wagner, AIA, said.
He has interned with a few New Hampshire-based architecture firms, and his current projects include a renovation to the Eye Surgery Center in Bedford; the renovation of a branch bank in Monroe, La.; and the fit-up of a new office space for HMS Industrial Networks in Manchester, N.H.
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West Boylston, MA – MassDevelopment has issued an $8 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of D&S Realty LLP of West Boylston. Bond proceeds will be used to renovate and expand a facility at 70 Hartwell Street in West Boylston leased to Curtis Industries LLC, a Worcester manufacturer of compact vehicle cabs, attachments, and accessories. Renovations include building a 110,400sf addition for office, storage, and manufacturing space and making tenantspecific upgrades. Middlesex Savings Bank purchased the bond. D&S Realty selected the McCarty Companies of Leominster as the designbuilder for the project. Construction of the facility started in December 2016 and is expected to be complete by September 2017. “Central Massachusetts has a rich manufacturing past and present thanks to a highly skilled workforce and companies like Curtis Industries,” said
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Boston – MassDevelopment has issued a $13.4 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Coppersmith Village Rental Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing Inc. (NOAH), an East Boston regional community development corporation. The bond proceeds will be used to build Coppersmith Village, a 56-unit rental housing facility. Forty-one units will be for households earning no more than 60% of the area median income.
Coppersmith Village will transform a former ironworks company site at Border Street and will include 15 for-sale townhomes and about 3,000sf of groundfloor retail space. East Boston Savings Bank purchased the bond, and MassDevelopment assisted the Mass. Dept. of Housing and Community Development with the approval of federal low-income housing tax credits that will provide approximately $7.6 million in equity for the project.
Framingham, MA – A special town meeting of Framingham residents has approved tax-increment financing (TIF) agreements for two proposed transit-oriented developments and a new Urban Center Housing Tax Increment Financing (UCH-TIF) plan and zone for downtown Framingham. Previous zoning laws discouraged developers from creating the kind of new units that appeal to young professionals and others who may otherwise be attracted to Framingham. Town officials see the rezoning as critical to encouraging transit-oriented development. Based on projections for three hypothetical parcels, the town estimates that new development could accrue up to $950,000 in additional commercial and residential property taxes for Framingham.
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“hits” before the systems were installed, saving valuable time and budget during construction. Incorporating lessons learned and information discovered during preconstruction and coordination with the HoloLens, fabrication and installation durations have improved. The HoloLens has also been utilized to demonstrate the location of important mechanical and electrical equipment to building officials and end users, allowing them to effectively plan for eventual turnover and operation of the building. According to John Myers, senior virtual design and construction manager with Gilbane in Boston, the use of MR to increase the effectiveness of design, construction, and operation of facilities is becoming more commonplace and could potentially become customary in the next few years as affordability improves. “We build buildings in 3D, we think about them in 3D, so why wouldn’t we portray them in 3D?” notes Myers. Gilbane has invested heavily in technology accelerators that add value for its clients and their stakeholders. Through the use of the HoloLens, BIM, and other advanced mixed reality tools, Gilbane continues to power efficiency on Lean construction projects.
The Construction Institute (CI) is offering two opportunities in April and May to explore concepts and technologies at the vanguard of the industry. On April 20, the CI hosts a breakfast program, “Cutting Edge Technology in Construction,” at CohnReznick in Hartford, Conn. On May 11, the Construction Institute will be hosting the Eighth Annual Visionaries Forum at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. For more information, please visit www. construction.org. Shelly Peckham is marketing services manager, global sales and marketing services at Gilbane Building Company, a longtime and active member of the Construction Institute.
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or lower portion of window glass, natural light continues to penetrate into the space through the clerestory windows with daylight redirecting film. Costeffective integration into new or existing windows requires no extra hardware or infrastructure and little to no additional maintenance or special cleaning. As cited in “The Benefits of Natural Light” published in Architectural Digest, by Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, “Research supports daylighting’s positive effect on building performance and human health.” There is
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considerable data gathered that indicates that buildings with natural light have been shown to improve student test scores, decrease absenteeism, increase employee productivity, boost retail sales, and improve patient recovery times. At the end of the day, we all simply feel better when we are exposed to more natural light. Peter J. Davey is president of American Window Film, Inc., a 3M Authorized Prestige Window Film Dealer, located in Foxboro, Mass. and Atlanta, Ga.
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Portsmouth, NH – Jewett Construction of Raymond, N.H., continuing a 45-year history of supporting the community, has donated $20,000 to the Portsmouth Historical Society. This donation is in support of the 2017 exhibition, Four Centuries of Furniture in Portsmouth – with the New Hampshire Furniture Masters, at the galleries of Discover Portsmouth. The sponsorship will help give generations of collectors, dealers, and antiques enthusiasts the
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by Mike Dion When a new year rolls in, so do revived feelings of eagerness, motivation, and optimism. While the economy continues to improve, many in the construction industry look to an opportunistic year in 2017. With a national unemployment rate at 4.8%, and 227,000 new jobs added in January 2017, this year is already seeming to project good fortunes overall. Among those 227,000 jobs, the construction field is happy to boast adding 36,000 to the workforce. Here in the New England area, Boston’s commercial and multifamily building construction is up 50% from 2015, with a total of $7.58 billion in starts for 2016. Some of the contributing factors to this substantial growth included
continued low interest rates and morelenient lending standards from banks to business. While all signs point toward a bright future, there is still one glaring concern for employers in construction: Who is going to do the work? The newest and biggest challenge facing construction is the lack of skilled laborers. This is not just a local concern
Despite this looming concern, New Hampshire has continued to see positive changes in the construction workforce. In December,2016, N.H. held a construction unemployment rate of 4.7% — a percentage ranked among the lowest five in the country. In April of last year, Vermont was able to boast a rise in overall employment, with construction being the highest performer, and specifically
With a national unemployment rate at 4.8%, and 227,000 new jobs added in January 2017, this year is already seeming to project good fortunes overall. Among those 227,000 jobs, the construction field is happy to boast adding 36,000 to the workforce. — it’s a national one. Cities across the United States are reaping the benefits of a growing construction world but are left without the manpower. The Department of Labor is seeing its highest ratio of job openings to construction businesses hiring since 2007.
saw a sharp increase of hiring in the construction field. As part of ABC, our job doesn’t necessarily stop when we leave the office. If we want to see our field thrive and further grow in 2017, it is up to the veterans currently in the field to motivate
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Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects was honored with two awards at the 10th annual IIDA New England Design Awards ceremony in Boston on March 2. Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group won Best In Show, selected from 106 entries in 12 categories, and
Symmetry Partners received Best In Connecticut. Best In Show Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group, Hamden A 19th-century house has been trans-
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formed into a 21st-century powerhouse for ideas for Quinnipiac University’s Brand Strategy Group. The design team’s ambitious approach to opening up the interior spaces of the house resulted in a collaborative contemporary environment for this organization, which is responsible for the university’s marketing, communications, brand identity, and digital initiatives. Best In Connecticut Symmetry Partners, Glastonbury The new corporate headquarters for
this financial services company is a contemporary, adaptive re-use of a former data center. Designers were challenged to bring daylight deep into the 40,000sf building and to stretch the budget with the creative use of raw, industrial materials. IIDA New England is a chapter of the International Interior Design Association and holds an annual awards program to recognize the achievements of design firms in the New England area.
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Littleton, MA – Triumph Modular Incorporated, and manufacturing partner NRB Inc., both long-time members of the Modular Building Institute (MBI), were awarded First Place, as well as the prestigious Best of Show, in the permanent modular category for the Pagliuca Life Lab at Harvard University. The awards were presented at the 34th Annual World of Modular Awards of Distinction in Tucson, Ariz. The MBI awards program showcases the industry’s most advanced and innovative modular projects across the world. Harvard University engaged design firm Shepley Bulfinch and modular
specialist Triumph Modular in preconstruction, as well as called on NRB and Shawmut Design & Construction to join the team in a deep collaborative effort to coordinate, design and build the 15,000sf wet lab. The Pagliuca Life Lab is made up of 33 modules, which were built offsite by NRB. The latest practices in modular construction were used, which includes concurrent activities on and off the project site, resulting in a compressed schedule; 20 life sciences and biotech startups were able to move in and begin using the facility at a faster rate than had the project been constructed by more traditional methods.
Cheshire, CT – Diversity Construction Group recently announced that it has been awarded a National Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). James A. Keaney Jr. accepted the award on March 1 at ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction Awards during the association’s Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognizes members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain, and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training
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and mentoring programs. Diversity Construction Group won in the small and emerging contractor category.
CT ABC Members Win Natl. Honors Rocky Hill, CT – Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC) recently announced that two member companies won national honors during the annual awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. National Diversity Excellence Award Winners: Small and Emerging Contractor Category: Diversity Construction Group
of Cheshire; and Supplier Category: United Rentals, Inc. of Stamford. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety, and cost. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer.
Marr Joins Scaffolding Sales Team
Integrated Builders Hires Childs Rockland, MA – Integrated Among his responsibilities Builders announced that it are the overall management of has hired Thomas Childs as construction projects, handling a project manager. He has 30 bids and subcontractor coordiyears of diverse experience in the nation, budget management, and construction industry. schedule management. In addiHe has managed multition, he is responsible for promillion dollar projects for a wide moting onsite safety awareness. range of sectors including office Childs has worked in buildings, higher education, project management roles at Childs retail, institutional, cold storage, Dacon Corporation, Westcott warehouse and distribution centers, and Construction Corporation, and Torrey manufacturing. Company, among others.
Tony Barnes Promoted Weymouth, MA – BARNES buildings & management group, inc. has announced the promotion of Tony Barnes to vice president of operations. The new position will require his management of the company’s field personnel, scheduling, and operations. He will also retain his duties as general manager of the steel fabrication division.
Barnes has been employed full-time with the firm for the past 18 years. He started working with the organization on a part-time basis as an ironworker in the field when he was just 16 years old. He serves as the current president of the New England Chapter of the The Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association.
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Boston – Marr Scaffolding both owned and managed by the Company has announced that Marr family since 1898. Patrick Marr has joined the Marr Scaffolding Company Scaffold sales team representing operates through five divisions: the Boston-South Territory. Scaffold, Shoring, Aerial Lifts, For the past five years he has Mast Climbers and Bleachers, worked on Marr Scaffolding’s and Special Events. The company installation and dismantling also operates a Contractor’s crew and has acquired extensive Safety and Supply Center knowledge of all Marr Scaffolds’ that offers a local, on-the-spot Marr product lines. resource for contractor supplies A member of the sixth generation of and safety items. the Marr family to work for the company, Marr Scaffolding Company, along with Daniel Marr & Son Company, Marr Patrick, along with his brother, David Marr Jr., and cousins Katherine Marr Crane & Rigging, and Isaac Blair & Co., and Jeffrey Marr Jr. and Chris Hughes, is Inc. make up The Marr Companies. In 2018, The Marr Companies will celebrate working to establish the new generation’s their 120th anniversary. standing in the company, which has been
Hart Wins Natl AGC Safety Award Cumberland, RI – Hart Engineering Corporation was named the nation’s Safest Specialty Contractor at the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) 98th Annual Convention earlier this month in Las Vegas. “On behalf of our employees and management team, we are extremely grateful to receive this award. Workplace safety has always been our
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Portland, ME – David P. Martin, PE, associate, recently joined Becker Structural Engineers (BSE) after relocating to Maine from the Boston area. A structural engineering veteran, he brings 19 years of experience in the design of new construction and analysis and investigation for adaptive reuse and rehabilitation in a wide variety of building types in the markets of higher education, healthcare, multi-unit residential structures, and commercial spaces. Charlotte A.C. Bouvier, PE, joins the company as senior engineer. She has practiced structural engineering for over 13 years. She has extensive experience with design and project management in projects ranging from single-family homes to hospitals and condominiums. Jessica A. Kandel, marketing/communications manager, is an experienced marketing and business development
Boston – Harriman, a multiof complex planning projects, disciplinary design and including leading design engineering firm, recently staff and participating in the welcomed Kartik Shah, LEED leadership of Harriman’s urban AP, to its Boston office as a design and planning studio. senior urban designer. He brings Prior to joining Harriman, more than 15 years of experience Shah was responsible for a range in managing and leading urban of diverse project types and design and planning projects scales. He brings design and in the United States and Shah leadership experience from SOM, internationally. Chicago; HOK, Washington, D.C. He will be responsible for the design, presentation, and production and Chicago; and Cannon Design, Boston.
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Seay Named WELL AP Hartford, CT – Debra Seay, project manager at Amenta Emma Architects, recently earned her WELL AP credential. This new certification denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. Seay
“It has been a pleasure Burlington, MA – Erland working with Donna over the Construction has hired Corinne past 15 years. She has had a Wyard as the company’s director major impact on our company of marketing. Bringing more than not only because of her 20 years of experience in global knowledge of both marketing marketing and branding strategy, and the construction industry, she will replace Donna Prince, but also because of her warm who is retiring March 31 after personality and ability to reach leading the company’s marketing people,” said Chuck Vaciliou, Wyard department for 15 years. Senior Vice President of Client Wyard previously worked Services. “Moving forward, we believe at LPL Financial located in Charlotte Erland’s marketing efforts will benefit for more than two years, and was with from Corinne’s full understanding of Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance multi-channel campaigns and targeted for six years, with her last position as message creation for internal and external vice president of brand management, programs.” commercial markets.
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Waltham, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc. has added Ed Smith to its leadership team in the role of director of marketing and communications. He has 20 years of experience in all aspects of creative marketing communications and was an agency principal prior to joining Delphi. Delphi CEO, Jake Simmons, made the announcement regarding Smith’s appointment at a recent company meeting: “We are very excited to bring Ed Smith on as director of marketing and communications.”
Dyer Brown Gets CBA Award Boston – Dyer Brown Architects has been recognized by the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) as the 2016 Collaborating Professional of the Year. CBA Achievement Awards recognize
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Brookline, MA – Geosyntec Consultants recently announced that it has promoted Andrea Braga, PE, CPESC, to the position of principal. Her practice focuses on water resources and environmental engineering, specializing in the planning, design, and construction of advanced low-impact development and green infrastructure techniques for stormwater management. Geosyntec also recently announced that it has promoted three staff members to senior principal at the firm. Julianna Connolly, LSP, focuses on risk-based closure for contaminated properties, human health risk assessment, vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation, and environmental due diligence. She is engaged with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) working groups related to the development of regulatory guidance documents.
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