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June 2017

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Publisher’s Message

MBC’s annual Golf Tournament, June 26, is up next. MBC recently launched its updated website with industry news and special features for members at www. buildlingcongress.org.

News Briefs Governor and MBC members at the Mandarin Oriental Boston

Michael Barnes A special shout-out to Anastasia Barnes for her startup of an exciting Technologies and Innovation section. The section premiers on page 28, this issue, with lots of follow up on the HP blog and in our Anastasia Barnes monthly issues moving forward.

Rocco Derrigo, Siemens Building Technologies, opens the meeting

Sara Bryant, Murtha Cullina LLP, asked the governor previously fielded questions

MBC Breakfast with the Governor

It was a beautiful day, a great location for breakfast, and a receptive crowd for “the most popular governor in the United States,” when governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts met with members of the Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) in May. The governor provided an update on economic and political issues important to the AEC community.

Governor Baker shaking hands with MBC members; Jan Breed, executive director, center

Forty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. As a result, association officials launched a new national advertising and outreach campaign to urge motorists to stay alert and slow down while driving through highway work zones. The RentHop data scientists have mapped out median one-bedroom rents by subway T stops across Boston. Would you travel an extra stop to save a couple hundred dollars? How about for nearly $1,000? RentHop crunched the data to find the best single stop rent savings and found some useful results. Find the full story on https://www.renthop. com/studies/boston/boston-medianrent-by-t-stop.

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