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Construction Begins at UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital..............................12

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Michael Barnes Welcome new readers and new corporate subscribers! It’s not unusual for the July High-Profile Monthly (HP) to arrive a little later in the month because of the holiday weekend. This issue features the people who have been recognized for excellence in the AEC industry in New England. Winning an award represents long term commitments to the profession. For some it’s a career booster, for others well deserved recognition for years of dedicated effort. To announce your award, significant to the AEC industry, please send details to editors@high-profile.com. Life Science facilities continue to provide work as exampled by our cover photo and life science facilities section starting on page 18. Technology and Innovation, page 38, will now be a regular monthly section in HP.

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Up-Front GBPCA Names Bent President Danvers, MA – The Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association (GBPCA) recently elected Daniel Bent president for the next two years. Bent, executive VP of American Plumbing & Heating Corp. for the past 29 years, brings vast experience to the board. As president, he will represent management during collective bargaining and labor negotiations that impact the members and its companies. The GBPCA represents all contractors in Plumbers Local 12 to promote union plumbing work in and around the city of Boston as well as provide annual training and scholarships to member companies.

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Cronin Sworn in as President Lincoln, RI – Christopher R. Cronin, a senior associate at BETA Group, Inc., was recently sworn in as president for the 2017-2018 term of the Providence Engineering Society, the oldest professional engineering society in the United States Cronin has worked in consulting for 26 years. He has spent most of that time in the environmental arena, working at BETA on projects throughout New England since 2000. Founded in 1894, the society offers engineers the opportunity to network, improve their technical skills, and socialize with fellow professionals.

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New Home for CRCH

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Waltham, MA – JM Coull (JMC), along with DAI Architects, Inc., was selected by Charles River Community Health (CRCH) to construct its new location at 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham. The twostory, 19,000sf space will be known as the Peter Koutoujian, Sr. Center for Primary Care, named in honor of the life-long Waltham resident and his commitment

to the community. The renovation will provide CRCH with a larger facility than the existing Waltham site and will include primary care, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. The new location offers coordinated care that is patient centered, family friendly, and community focused.

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July 2017

Lincoln School Breaks Ground

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Providence, RI – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the Lincoln School’s new STEAM Hub for Girls, a $5 million addition to the historic Blackstone Boulevard school building. The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture, and Math (STEAM) Hub will feature a brand new two-story façade, 4,000sf of interdisciplinary learning space, flexible breakout areas, and a rotating art gallery. Shawmut Design and Construction of Providence will manage the project, which was designed by LLB Architects of Pawtucket.


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Beverly, MA – NEI of Randolph has begun construction on 112 Rantoul Street, a transit-oriented mixed-use development project located adjacent to the commuter rail station in the heart of downtown Beverly. The project is a six-story, 66,000sf podium construction building that will be composed of 67 market-rate residential rental units with a wood structure constructed over a steel structure housing retail and business spaces. The project team includes womenowned businesses Barnat Development, ICON architecture, and McDermott

Ventures. Also on the team are McPhail Engineering, Meridian Associates, and Terrence McDermott, Esq. The apartments will range from studios to two bedrooms, and resident amenities will include a roof deck with a view of Beverly Harbor. Up to 70 parking spaces will be reserved in the adjacent commuter rail parking garage. The ground floor retail space will help to revitalize Rantoul Street with a café or gourmet food store serving the needs of neighbors and commuters that utilize the Beverly Depot.

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July 2017

NOAA Celebrates Groundbreaking Developed by Condyne Capital Partners, Polar Design CM

(l-r) Robert Thompson, NOAA; David Valle, NOAA; Donald O’Neil, Condyne; and Jeffrey O’Neill, Condyne

Norton, MA – Condyne Capital Partners announced that it recently broke ground on a 12,000sf office building within the Norton Commerce Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The new building is sponsored through the General Services Administration and will be home to the Weather Forecast Group and the River Forecast Group; both entities cover the entire New England area. The NOAA groundbreaking event included ceremonial speakers vice president Donald O’Neill of Condyne Capital Partners; meteorologist-in-charge Robert Thompson of the NOAA Weather

Forecast Group; hydrologist-in-charge David Vallee of the NOAA River Forecast Group; (acting) regional administrator Glenn Rotondo of GSA; and Norton town manager Michael Yunits. The site work commenced on the 5.4acre lot as the construction team prepares the area for the building foundation and underground utilities. Maugel Architects collaborated with the development team to design the exterior utilizing materials that complement the existing buildings within the Norton Commerce Center. The exterior of the building will be a combination of brick veneer, glazing, horizontal metal panels, and ACM panels

Rendering of the new NOAA heaquarters

that surround the main entrances. There is a strong emphasis on natural light in the architectural design based on collaborative decisions made with NOAA personnel. The interior of the building will have offices and conference rooms on the perimeter walls with an open space plan that will serve as the main operations for the Weather Forecast Group and the River Forecast Group. The design also includes a kitchenette, center core bathroom, reception, computer room that will house the main data interchange, and a back-room shop area. The facility will have a gas generator backup for the entire operation, a redundant HVAC system,

and extensive security surveillance on the property. The development location was made possible through the efforts of JLL and Transwestern, and finances were secured through Middlesex Bank. The new building is a component of Condyne Investment Fund II, LLC dba 46 Commerce LLC. The new home for the NOAA Weather Forecast Center and River Forecast Center is located at 46 Commerce Way in Norton. It is situated close to Route 495 which makes it a convenient location for commuters in the Southeastern Massachusetts region and ideal for the organization’s operations.

Two Ledyard Schools Break Ground

Gallup Hill School students at the groundbreaking ceremony

Ledyard, CT – Ground was broken recently on two expansion and renovation projects in Ledyard: Gallup Hill School and Ledyard Middle School. O&G is the construction manager for the $28.6 million expansion and renovation project at Gallup Hill School and the $35.6 million expansion and renovation of Ledyard Middle School. Silver/Petrucelli + Associates is the project architect. Construction at Gallup Hill School


will expand the facility from 44,000sf to 75,000sf with a focus on increasing the school’s capacity. At Ledyard Middle School, construction will expand the facility from 75,000sf to 91,000sf. Once completed, the renovated-tonew facilities will allow the Gallup Hill School to serve nearly 650 students in grades Pre-K through fifth and the Ledyard Middle School to serve over 550 sixth to eighth graders, consolidating the district’s sixth grade into a single facility.

High-Profile: Corporate Profile

July 2017

Corporate Profile:


This month’s featured project: 31 Orleans Street, East Boston, for Waypoint Companies.

Brennan Consulting As Boston’s real estate market continues to heat up, Laureen Poulakis and her team at Brennan Consulting provide a unique delivery of civil and land survey services. “We’re that mid-sized boutique firm, responsive, delivering unparalleled attentiveness to our clients’ success. Brennan Consulting has retained that commitment as the foundation of our practice.” From surveying and civil site design through the complexities of Massachusetts permitting to roadway design, traffic impact analysis, and construction inspection, Brennan Consulting’s diverse and qualified staff assures successful project delivery. “Our one-stop shopping and recent WBE certification are unique for our size. It sets us apart here in Boston,” says Poulakis.

A few of Brennan’s projects currently underway: GE Headquarters, South Boston


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Harvard DEF Allston FW Webb, Woburn

Clippership Wharf, East Boston Wynn Boston Harbor Casino 20 Penniman Road, Allston

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Rendering of 31 Orleans Street / courtesy Peter Quinn Architects, LLC

Brennan performed civil site design; stormwater and flood storage engineering; permitting at the BRA, PIC, and BWSC; land surveying; and construction layout for several of the latest residential developments by Waypoint Companies. Featured here is 31 Orleans Street, a fourstory residential building including 14 residences in the East Boston neighborhood of Jeffries Point, near the waterfront and MBTA. Views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline are highlighted from the units, and project amenities include a common roof deck, underground parking, and construction to LEED Gold efficiency standards. Brennan Consulting delivers several unique services to minimize client risk and reduce costs. The stormwater management design, approved by BWSC, utilized a unique method of obtaining the BWSC required 1 inch of rainfall

infiltration and phosphorous removal by creating voids below the main entrance/foyer and subgrade parking ramp. Utilizing voids instead of industry-standard chambers, Brennan was able to remain sufficiently above the seasonal high groundwater elevation, significantly reducing infrastructure costs to the owner. During project review, BWSC requested that the development team employ an infiltration method known as injection wells; however, Brennan engineers were successfully able to illustrate the simplistic effectiveness of the voids and, again, avoid unnecessary capital and future maintenance costs. Brennan Consulting is recently WBE certified and prequalified by Mass DOT. “It’s the people I employ and work with closely that make this company successful,” says Poulakis. Stop by www.brennanconsults.com to learn more.




Sample Projects: Clippership Wharf Wynn Boston Harbor 75 Braintree Allston GE Headquarters Penniman on the Park Autograph Somerville

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July 2017

Construction Begins at UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital DAI Architect and Engineer

New UMMHA emergency department / image courtesy PiXate Creative

behavioral areas. Emergency department square footage will be increased to 26,500sf, and patient rooms will be increased from 24 to 37. Accommodation of future volume also has been addressed. The new lobby area will include an updated waiting area, gift shop, and coffee shop. The state-of-the-art nurses’ station is centrally located to ensure optimal monitoring of patients. The behavioral

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health area will be a private and secured space, and the ambulance entrances will be designed with expanded space, improved work stations, and supply areas. Renovations on the first floor include creating a new central sterile services department, adjacent to the surgical suite, which will allow the hospital to relocate its existing department from the Burbank Campus.

DAI will further develop the site to provide for additional parking as well as creating separation between emergency vehicles and emergency patient access. Construction, which will be performed with no disruption in services, is anticipated to start in the summer 2017. The total hospital improvement plan project is 48,000sf, with an estimated construction cost of $27 million.


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Leominster, MA – UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital (UMMHA) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new emergency department on its Leominster campus. DiGiorgio Associates Inc. (DAI) is serving as the architect and engineer on this project. The addition and renovation will address increased patient volumes as well as the separation of acute and

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July 2017


Bowdoin Breaks Ground on CRMS Groundbreaking at Stonehill

Charles River Middle School staff and members of the Bowdoin Construction team at the groundbreaking

Dover, MA – Bowdoin recently broke ground for a new, 14,000sf middle school for Charles River School in Dover. The new building, designed by Flansburgh Architects, will be home to grades 6-8 and the middle school science program and will support the school’s progressive and innovative curriculum. The building will have traditional board and batten siding and double-hung windows. Facing the rear, into the school, however, the building takes a more contemporary form, with a two-story wood-framed glass wall revealing a large common gathering area in the center of the building. Eight classrooms, as well as breakout rooms, a faculty room, and a kitchen,

(l-r) Greg Williamson (VP preconstruction), Ken Johnson (VP education), Fr. John Denning (Stonehill president), Dan Ramos (regional manager, Providence), Jim Villa (superintendent), Andrew Abderrazzaq (project manager)

Charles River School / rendering by Dongik Lee / Flansburgh Architects

will open onto this central space, which will feature an amphitheater-style seating area. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in June.

Boston – BOND, a building/civil/utility and energy construction firm, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Stonehill College’s Academic & Welcome Center. The ceremony was attended by members of the college, academic administrators, trustees, students, faculty, and staff, as well as the BOND project team and design partner S/L/A/M Collaborative. BOND is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the 35,000sf academic and welcome

center, built on the site of the Old Student Union. The center will feature an admissions room with tiered seating for more than 50 people, administrative and faculty offices, a 350-seat auditorium, classrooms, meeting spaces, bookstore, and Au Bon Pain Café. The project is currently on-track, within budget, and slated for completion August 2018 in time for the academic school year.

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Stoughton Public Library Breaks Ground

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Stoughton, MA – The town of Stoughton and Finegold Alexander Architects announced that construction has begun on the new Stoughton Library. The project will expand and renovate the current structure of 22,000sf to approximately 31,000sf, bringing thoughtful program-driven spaces that are flexible, comfortable, and welcoming to more effectively meet the demands of a growing population. The team will update and replace all systems with energy-efficient components; ensure that the public building is completely accessible; increase existing parking spaces; offer a variety of

meeting spaces for library programs and community use; improve the Children’s Area to offer an enclosed craft and story hour space; provide a separate enclosed space for young adults; and expand the current two-story building with security and technology that will allow the library to manage with its current staff. The new design will also expand the second floor and create a glazed addition that extends over the new main entrance terrace. The existing 1969 library was well designed for its time, with a large central stair, atrium, and clerestory windows throughout. The open plan was innovative and allowed the library to evolve for many

years. With the advent of technology and the passage of time, the building became outdated. The Stoughton Public Library completed a feasibility study in 2009 and, after securing funding through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and funds from the town of Stoughton, the design was underway in the spring of 2016 and is slated for completion in September of 2018. “The town of Stoughton is thrilled to see this project come to fruition, and to provide a significantly improved space for library patrons of all ages,” said Pat Basler, town of Stoughton library director.

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Eliot Innovation School Breaks Ground Designed by Finegold Alexander Architects

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Boston – Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined students and city and Boston Public Schools officials in a groundbreaking ceremony on June 20 to launch the $20 million renovation of the John Eliot K-8 Innovation Upper School building. When completed in fall 2019, the school will feature state-of-the-art spaces designed to promote collaborative learning, as well as an art studio and robotics-engineering lab overlooking the Charles River. The Eliot Upper School, which serves 280 students in grades three through eight, is located in a 42,000sf building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End. The

two-year construction project — the final phase of an overall $43 million project to two Eliot school buildings — will begin in early July. Finegold Alexander Architects is the architect for this project. The upgrade of the Commercial Street school building will include a complete renovation of the building’s interior, replacement of its exterior façade, and many structural and site improvements. On the first floor, a new multipurpose room will be constructed that can be utilized by the community. On the second and third floors, there will be 18 new classrooms, including several new spaces, such as an art room, technology room,

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and media center that will look out over the Charles River. One of the important design elements will be nearly a dozen windows that project outward from the side of the building, creating learning nooks geared for small-group instruction and collaborative learning spaces that will enable students to work with each other and explore alternative solutions to solving problems. Exterior upgrades will include the addition of a new stair tower and elevator

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Healthcare G. Greene Completes Medical Office Building

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Holyoke, MA – G. Greene Construction recently completed Holyoke Medical Center’s new emergency department and medical office building. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 19. This new addition doubles the size of the existing emergency department to 22,000sf. The department is now equipped with 40 treatment spaces, including a new 12-room crisis center for psychiatric services, four patient trauma rooms, five emergency minor care centers (quick/urgent care), and a diagnostic imaging suite. The new state-of-the-art central nurses’

station will give the staff a 360-degree visual access to patients and allow them to treat patients in a more efficient way. A new separate ambulance drive improves the traffic flow on the campus. The new offices of gastroenterology, general surgery, and the weight management program will be on the second floor. Bob Greene stated, “We know how important the new facility is to the town of Holyoke and the Hampden County region. We are honored to be a part of this project.” This project had been a long time coming for the tightknit and vibrant

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Delphi Completes Emerson Project

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Concord, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc. of Waltham and Cape Cod recently announced that it has completed construction work on a 5,900sf state-ofthe-art infusion center at Emerson Hospital in Concord. The facility was designed by Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc. and serves as the new home of Emerson Hospital’s Naka Infusion Center, named in memory of Patricia Neilon Naka, a local resident, Christine Schuster, president and CEO, Emerson Hospital, commented on reaching this important milestone. “We are excited that the new Naka Infusion Center is now open. The design strengthens our ability to deliver the highest quality care and comfort to our patients. We were pleased to have Levi + Wong Design Associates and Delphi Construction partner in the design and delivery of the Naka Center.” “Over the years, Emerson Hospital, Delphi Construction, and Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc. have collaborated on many projects to help Emerson

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Chestnut Hill, MA – Life Time, a Healthy Way of Life Company and lifestyle brand, announced the grand opening celebration of Life Time Athletic Chestnut Hill, the company’s first Diamond Premier destination in the Greater Boston market. Formerly the Atrium Mall, this newly transformed 286,000sf Life Time Center at 300 Boylston Street serves as a medical destination exemplifying health, wellness,

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Life Science Facilities Achieving Sustainability in Life Sciences Projects

by Katrina Miaoulis With the convergence of research vectors, life sciences buildings often host numerous plants, animals, and unique habitats. Because of the varying requirements that each of these species have, it is vital that the design and execution of sustainability measures be tailored to the building’s intended use. To maintain the required environment and safety provisions, these spaces often require a significant amount of outside (air change rates) relative to a non-science building (i.e., office). While many other types of commercial buildings can set project goals and certification levels by the program type, a life sciences building must consider exactly what the labs will be used for, who will be using them, and who or what will be inhabiting them.

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While these questions pose an exciting challenge for project teams, many of the operational considerations must be analyzed in predesign for a project’s success. For example, the thermal comfort requirements in a lab are contingent upon the species and testing done there. It may be a lab that requires humidity and temperatures emulating the tropics or ones similar to Antarctica. Systems need to be selected according to the lab types, and the orientation of these systems in the building must be considered. Air filtration and ventilation can also be a more strenuous design in life sciences buildings. Particulates in the

air could affect lab tests and habitats, requiring more-advanced air filters to be used. A recent trend of increased spectrometry research has raised awareness on background gaseous levels from outdoors as well as within the lab and their potential impact on test stability. In addition to clean air, the products used in the space must be controlled. Certain cleaning products and pesticides will have to be regulated and nonhazardous. Materials within the labs will also have to

AstraZeneca: Vanderweil designed a cancer research center and vivarium expansion that included chemical and biological research labs. / © Wilson Architects

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July 2017


Designing our Future:

Creating Adaptable and Sustainable Life Sciences Buildings

by Nancy Greenwald Why life sciences facilities are important Life sciences includes a wide range of socially and economically important activity focused on biological processes. Research and development takes place in a variety of settings. Academia is a vital source of life sciences research and innovation, but it is not the only path. Life sciences R&D is conducted by a variety

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of private companies, organizations, and institutions focusing on research, development, technology transfer, and commercialization in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, agriculture, food processing and safety, and biomedical devices. Life sciences is a significant contributor to the economic power of the United States.[i] Both public and private investment in life sciences R&D remains

strong and has continued to grow in 2017. [ii] Our ability to create, distribute, and exploit knowledge is a major source of competitive advantage, wealth creation, and improvements in the quality of life. The importance if the industry to our economy requires us to create facilities that support its needs. How building design and construction helps address current challenges in life sciences The challenges that face the industry

include global competition, the rising cost and space demands of R&D facilities, increasing regulation, the need to attract and retain top talent,[iii] and the need to mitigate risk by creating opportunities for collaboration.[iv] The industry needs to adapt and change strategies in a rapidly changing environment. Building design and construction is critically important to each of these objectives. Recruiting and retaining top talent means creating modern buildings that create a sense of community and provide attractive work space and public areas, as well as offer amenities such as a cafĂŠ and childcare facilities. Incorporating collaborative work and community spaces as well as state-of-the-art online communication technologies allows researchers to share information and ideas both formally and informally. Multidisciplinary teams require spaces that let them take advantage of the convergence of advances in molecular biology, information technology, and robotics. Adaptability and flexibility for use and change over time is another hallmark of a world-class life sciences facility. These needs overlay the complex continued to page 23


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July 2017

Five Steps to Create a Road Map for Your New Lab Space the design and construction process. Your design will in many respects define the culture you are trying to achieve.

by Pat Gallagher When you are about to build out a new lab facility, you need to have a clear plan for how to get to the endgame: functional lab operations. A project road map is critical; having an owner’s representative to help you through the early planning phases can make all the difference. This article will outline the five steps to create your project road map. 1. Develop a project charter A charter is a document created to identify and document the project drivers, risks, and priorities, as well as other goals you hope to achieve. Include key stakeholders in the conversation, and ensure your budget constraints are clear. Your C-suite executives need to be involved to help identify the goals and the long-range business objectives for the project. Everyone should understand the priorities of the organization, as you may need to make compromises during

2. Generate a program document The information you used to determine if a location meets your space requirements is helpful, but usually headcount and projections don’t fully represent the needs of your business. Therefore, a more detailed program is crucial.

3. Create the equipment list This list will be critical in planning and designing your new lab. It identifies all pieces of equipment, required utility connections, as well as details about size, weight, ventilation, and electrical requirements. It will help you identify the different spaces you’ll need to include, as well as capture detailed information that will be critical as you move forward in planning. Your architects and engineers will use the program and lab equipment

A project road map is critical; having an owner’s representative to help you through the early planning phases can make all the difference. This article will outline the five steps to create your project road map. Work with your project team on this step. They should have direct access to the staff who will be responsible for specific spaces. Your program must capture how groups work together, what areas of growth are expected, as well as the nuances of your work flow, your storage and office support needs, and your detailed equipment requirements.

list to develop the ultimate plan for your new lab. 4. Create a master project schedule You need to plan for the time it takes to design, build, and buy furniture and equipment for your new space. Consider the time it will take to gain consensus and acquire internal approvals.

Understand what is needed to get your space up and running before you start — commissioning and validation can mean production downtime. Permits are required for items such as hazardous/ flammable chemical storage and water discharge — EH&S needs to work within state and federal timelines for approvals. Unrealistic expectations can derail even the best laid plans. 5. Create a project budget Consider all costs associated with the project, not just the construction. Soft costs (design and consulting fees) and other below-the-line costs typically aren’t included in construction pricing. This includes expenses like furnishings, equipment, and supplies. Relocation and decommissioning costs need to be factored in as well. Understand your lease termination requirements — delays in schedule could lead to additional costs if you need to extend your lease. Complete these five steps and you will have the road map for your new lab. If things change, use your road map to determine if you can accommodate for this in your project scope. Additionally, you can benchmark against your milestones throughout the project to ensure you are keeping your project on track. Pat Gallagher is president & CEO of Hereva.



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committed to creating this research center to focus on new, less invasive treatment options for prostate cancer patients, as well as development of genetic testing options. The 5,000sf laboratory space

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Boston – As one of the most prestigious medical research environments in the world, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) leads the way in groundbreaking biomedical research and clinical programs and finding realworld applications to treat diverse patient populations. The Silvio O. Conte Medical Research Center (K Building) at the heart of the Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) houses laboratory spaces for several critical research missions. Timberline Construction was contracted to assist BUSM in fitting out laboratory research spaces within the K Building for two unique research projects: the Laboratory for Zebrafish Genetics and the Prostate Cancer Research Laboratory.


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Combining the analysis of human cancer genomic databases with the genetic and imaging capacities of the zebrafish system, the Laboratory for Zebrafish Genetics is focused on the eradication of cancers, including t-lymphoblastic lym-

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Project Earns ISPE Honors Boston – The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) awarded the Biologics Development Building of Bristol-Myers Squibb, designed by ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, with a global Facility of the Year Award in the Facilities Integration category. The award is for the integration of two facilities developed simultaneously on the Devens campus, the 230,000sf Biologics Development Building designed by ARC, and the 131,000sf Clinical Manufacturing Building designed by Clark, Richardson and Biskup. The Bristol-Myers Squibb facilities were cited as an outstanding example of how to plan, design, and integrate new capabilities within an existing plant. The Biologics Development Building (BDB) opened in January of 2016 as part of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s multi-phase master plan for the 89-acre Devens campus. The four-story BDB includes research labs and associated office spaces for approximately 200 employees on its first and second floors. A vacant third floor is designed for future expansion, and will house up to approximately 100 additional employees. The fourth-floor serves as a penthouse for utilities. The BDB received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver

certification for its sustainable design. The Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) were presented at a ceremony held during ISPE’s Quality Manufacturing Conference in Arlington. “We are proud to honor the eight winners who not only share ISPE’s commitment to innovation, they also promote pharmaceutical manufacturing technology by demonstrating creativity and excellence in facility design, construction, and operations,” said John Bournas, ISPE CEO and president.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb facilities were cited as an outstanding example of how to plan, design, and integrate new capabilities within an existing plant. Established in 2004, The FOYA program recognizes state-of-the-art projects utilizing new, innovative technologies to improve the quality of products, reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines, and demonstrate advances in project delivery. The FOYA program provides a platform for the pharmaceutical science and manufacturing industry to showcase its accomplishments while sharing the development of new applications of technology.

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National Johns Hopkins Center Complete Baltimore, MD – The 13,000sf Simulation Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) has reached completion. Jeffrey Brown Contracting of Towson served as the general contractor on the project. As the first phase of a multiphased project, the center incorporates patient rooms, labor delivery rooms, operating rooms, trauma/ICU rooms, flex/ debrief space, which alternates between simulation rooms, a “just-in-time lab,” and flexible conference space. During the design process, the team integrated technology into the corridors, as part of the simulation experience, to maximize the entire space to serve as a learning environment. The design team and client tested a variety of innovative finishes and materials for durability, functionality, and coordination with simulation and clinical activities. New data and video collection software was installed in the control

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and specialized requirements of safety, containment, security, operational agility, performance, sustainability, and quality. Case studies from Centerbrook Architects & Planners In recent years, Construction Institute member Centerbrook Architects & Planners has designed several of the projects that are part of Connecticut’s effort to become a national leader in the field of biosciences and medicine. These include the UConn Health Academic Building and the Outpatient Pavilion. Centerbrook also designed the $135 million LEED Gold Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine research facility in collaboration with Tsoi/Kobus & Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts. “The only constant in laboratory design is change,” explains Centerbrook Principal Jim Childress. “With few exceptions, virtually every laboratory is liable to be repurposed in the near term. We have to plan for that, including innovations that can’t be envisioned today.” The nearly 104,000sf Academic Science & Laboratory Building at Southern Connecticut State University has been certified LEED Gold. Laboratories are voracious consumers of energy and water. Centerbrook’s design resulted in a building that saves the university 34% on its energy

consumption and reduces water use by 20%. The building houses teaching and research laboratories for cancer research and molecular biology, among other disciplines. Scientific displays and instrumentation are visible from within and outside the building, which has assumed a symbolic role for the sciences on campus. Centerbrook Principal Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA, explains, “Through a holistic sustainable design approach, we were able to provide students, faculty, and staff with a healthy and uplifting environment in which to learn and work.”

[i] Enterpreneurship and Job Creation in the U.S. Life Sciences Sector, June, 2014. Brookings.edu., https://www. brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ e n t r e p r e n e u r s h ip _ j o b _ c r e a t i o n _ l i fe _ sciences_sector_litan.pdf [ii] 2016 Global R&D Funding Forecast, IRIweb.org, https://www.iriweb.org/sites/ default [iii] JLL Life Sciences Outlook, United States, 2016, http://www.us.jll.com/unitedstates/en-us/Research/US-Life-SciencesOutlook-2016-JLL.pdf?813c3361-a100-48efb001-483f90140e1a [iv] Deloitte Life Sciences Industry Outlook 2017, https://www2.deloitte.com/ us/en/pages/life-sciences-and-health-care/ articles/life-sciences-outlook.html

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Awards ABC MA & GCI Announce 2017 STEP Award Winners Woburn, MA – Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC) and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI) honored this year’s Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (STEP) award recipients at the 13th Annual ABC/GCI Safety & Education Dinner held in May at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham.


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The STEP Awards were the highlight of the evening. This year, a record 60 ABC member companies were recognized for having an outstanding commitment to jobsite safety. “By drawing attention to the importance of jobsite safety we make sure that it is not taken for granted,” Lagergren said. “The bottom line is that we are nothing without safe, healthy workers.” This year was particularly special with the announcement of the first Building Our


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GOLD AWARD Bald Hill Builders, LLC Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services, Inc. Callahan Construction Managers Dellbrook | JKS

Fernandes Masonry, Inc. Forish Construction Co., Inc. Lake HVAC, Inc. Metro Walls, Inc. Tecta America New England, LLC

SILVER AWARD Brennan Interior Contractors, Inc. B.W. Kennedy and Company, LLC C. White Marine, Inc. Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC Electrical Dynamics, Inc. Ellis Fire Suppression, Inc. Groom Construction Interstate Electrical Services Corp J. Lawrence Hall Co., Inc. Medford Wellington Service Co., Inc. Nappa Electrical Contractors

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Optiline Enterprises LLC Piping Systems, Inc. Premier Fence, LLC Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc. RALCO Electric, Inc. The RELCO Companies Shawnlee Construction, LLC Tocco Building Systems W.T. Kenney Company, Inc. Umbrellas and hammers

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CBC 2017 Project Team Awards Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) hosted its 21st Project Team and Scholarship Awards Banquet at the Bond Ballroom in downtown Hartford on June 13. Each year, CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through this close collaboration.

Connecticut Building Congress 2017 Project Team of the Year

Since 2012, CBC has recognized one project team among the winners that stands out for meeting exceptional challenges through close collaboration.

The award for Connecticut Building Congress 2017 Project Team of the Year went to Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Congratulations to all the

CBC Project Team Award Winners! The Sandy Hook School received 1st Place in the K-12 category for the 2017 CBC Project Team Awards. We are honored to have been part of this team!


First Place: Sandy Hook School

Owner: Town of Newtown; Designer: Svigals + Partners; Constructor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc. photo: Cassandra Schull of Fletcher Thompson

K-12 SCHOOLS Sandy Hook School Architect: Svigals + Partners | Photo: Robert Benson Photography


Merit: Francis T. Maloney High School

Owner: City of Meriden and Meriden Public Schools; Designer: FletcherThompson Inc.; Constructor: Gilbane Building Co.

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First Place: Bedford Square

Owner: Charter Realty and Development, David Adam Realty, BLS Strategic Capital; Designer: Centerbrook Architects and Planners; Constructor: Turner Construction Co.


Merit: Fairfield U Recreation Comple

Owner: Fairfield University; Designer: Newman Architects ; Constructor: Shawmut Design and Construction


Merit: Gateways at Elizabeth Park East

Owner: City of Hartford; Designer: TO Design LLC; Constructor: EDI Landscape


First Place: Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute

Owner: Hartford Hospital; Designer: Perking + Will ; Constructor: Gilbane Building Co continued to page 27


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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 CBC PROJECT TEAM AWARD WINNERS BL Companies is proud to be a part of the Sandy Hook School Project Team

CT Building Congress Project Team Award Recipient Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute

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CBC 2017 Project Team Awards continued from page 27

University of Bridgeport, New Residence Hall project team



Merit: University of Bridgeport, New Residence Hall

Owner: University of Bridgeport; Designer: Antinozzi Associates; Constructor: KBE Building Corp.

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits project team

SMALL PROJECT Gateways at Elizabeth Park East project team


First Place: Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Owner: Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits; Designer: Amenta Emma Architects; Constructor: Turner Construction Co. Preconstruction

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Congratulations to both the Bedford Square and Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits Project Teams!

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Hartford Hospital Bone & Joint Institute project team


Merit: One State Street Café Servery & Dining Room

Fairfield University Recreation Complex project team

Owner: Hartford Steam Boiler; Designer: ID3A, LLC; Constructor: Pavarini Construction Structure Tone.

One State Street Café Servery & Dining Room project team

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Bedford Square project team


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Milone & MacBroom Honored

July 2017

CI Announces Winners

MMI Ace Awards

Deep River, CT – The Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers recently presented Milone & MacBroom with two Achievement in Civil Engineering (ACE) Awards for its work on the 20-year Meriden Green flood control project. During the 10th annual awards dinner held at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, the firm and project partners city of Meriden, AECOM, and CES, Inc. received the Water Resources ACE Award, as well as the Sustainability ACE Award, a special honor awarded to one applicant whose project demonstrates incorporation of the ASCE Sustainability elements. Additionally, Peter Heynen, director of geotechnical services, was the recipient of the Benjamin Wright Award that is presented to a local civil engineer who has demonstrated outstanding practice

Peter Heynen

throughout his or her career and has made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering.


Hartford, CT – The Construction Institute (CI) members celebrated its annual membership meeting and awards event in June. The CI was honored to recognize some of the industry’s most outstanding leaders as well as to honor its members for their ongoing commitment to each other and the mission of the CI. James Eacott III, of Bartlett Brainard Eacott, received the David N. LaBau Lifetime Recognition Award. This special award honors a lifetime of dedication to the Construction Institute and a continued impact on the AEC industry. Zoraida Ferguson, of Pratt & Whitney, received the Distinguished Achievement Award for contributions to the advancement of the region’s design, construction, and facilities communities. Joseph Ferrucci, of F + F Mechanical Enterprises, is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, honoring his

leadership in the institute for continuously challenging members and infusing new ideas, and for his many years of engagement. The CI membership honored individuals among its young professionals who are making a clear impact on the industry and within the institute with The Emerging Young Professionals Award. This year, two were honored: Antonia Ciaverella of Tecton Architects and Lindsey Fortunato of Fortunato Construction. Special Industry Recognition Award: This award is reserved for an AEC organization, firm, or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the industry and to the community. This year’s recipient is Colt Gateway LLC and Partners, for bringing together multiple aspects of the community and the industry to preserve a beautiful and important part of Connecticut’s history while promoting its future.

NHCC Project Receives Award

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New Haven. CT- The New Haven County Courthouse (NHCC) was among a group of select projects to receive a Merit Award from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. The award acknowledges the outstanding work by the project team in arresting the deterioration of the courthouse and preserving its exterior and significant architectural features. The project team includes JCJ Architecture with Building Conservation Associates and Hoffmann Architects. The general contractor was Kronenberger & Son Restoration. The NHCC sits at the northeast corner of the historic New Haven Green. Completed in 1914, the New Haven firm of Allen and Williams drew inspiration from St. George’s Hall in Liverpool

New Haven Courthouse

and infused Beaux-Arts principles in a neoclassical style. One of a small number of buildings commissioned by New Haven County to bolster its “City Beautiful” movement, the courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the New Haven Green Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District.

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High-Profile Focus: Connecticut Awards


SMPS CT 2017Award Winners Hartford, CT – In the spirit of innovation, creativity, and dedication, SMPS CT presented its biannual Marketing Communications Awards & Blue Carpet Gala on May 17 at the Pond House Café in West Hartford. SMPS CT’s Marketing Communications Awards recognizes excellence in marketing communications by professional services firms and dedicated SMPS marketers in the AEC industry for their exemplary marketing projects, campaigns, and materials. Fuss & O’Neill took honors for Best Holiday Piece for its creative holiday video. The piece also won the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on live at the event. Tecton Architects was named Best Website for presenting project titles as intuitive, magazine headline-like layouts. The award for Best Social Media Campaign went to Amenta Emma Architects for its clean and crisp consistency across social media platforms. BL Companies scored the Best Video award for its Who We Are entry. The video won praise from the judges as doing “a great job of introducing us to your firm — telling us who you are and what you do in an engaging way.” BL Companies received the Corporate Identity Rebrand award for its refreshed,

2017 SMPS Awards / Time Frozen Photography

streamlined collateral materials redesign, which maintains consistency throughout the firm’s marketing materials. O&G Industries, Inc. was recognized for Best External Newsletter for its concept, quality, and content. Best Brochure and Judges Best in Show was awarded to Svigals + Partners for its engaging and informative Bioswale Activity Guide. Three marketing and business devel-

opment professionals were recognized with Professional Achievement Awards for their contributions to SMPS and the AEC industry. The Grace Waldvogel Member of the Year Award, which is awarded to an SMPS member that has gone above and beyond for the local Connecticut Chapter in the 2016-2017 year, was awarded to Marta Dabrowski, CPSM, marketing coordinator, WSP USA.

The Trail Blazer Award for Next Generation Leadership was presented to Kate Anderson, sales and marketing specialist, Gilbane Building Company. SMPS’s most prestigious award, the SMPS CT Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to two-time SMPS CT president, Cathy DeFrances, CPSM, associate, director of business development at Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC.


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July 2017

ABC NH/VT ‘Big Top BBQ’ Safety Awards and Future Leaders Recognitions Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC NH/VT) held its annual “Big Top BBQ” Safety Awards and Future Leaders in Construction/Superintendent Certification graduation on June 15 at the ABC NH/VT Chapter Office in Concord, N.H.

Representing Lewis Builders, Josh Manning, Kevin Salemi, Jonathan Morse, Rick Dube, Julie Lockard and Judy Armstrong.

Two types of safety awards were presented during the evening: the ABC NH/VT Safety Award and the ABC STEP Award. Both awards are earned through selfauditing process in which winners proved that their company safety standards and results exceeded the standards set forth by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ABC NH/VT Safety: The ABC NH/VT Safety Awards are intended to convey ABC’s strong support of safety performance in full recognition of the fact that each firm has the responsibility for execution of safety, to ensure an overall safe workplace. STEP: ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) is a safety benchmark and improvement tool that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry practices regardless of company size or type of work. Two individuals received recognition for their successful completion of the Construction Supervision Certification program, also known as “Super Cert.” This program consists of a minimum of 10 courses: seven required and three


Student Garret Swinson

electives. Topics include: contract and construction documents, safety, quality control document control and estimating, planning and scheduling, resource control and cost awareness, jobsite leadership and communication, basic construction law, basic structural principles, project estimating, and understanding codes. The certificate program required courses are aligned with the National Center for Construction Education and Research

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(l-r) Jennifer Monkiewicz, VP, ABC Self-Insured Group Trust for Worker’s Comp; Tim Barton, VP – DECCO, Inc. board member; and LeAnne DiMartino

(NCCER) project supervision curriculum. This nationally recognized course content includes testing to validate learning and assure that the basic concepts and skills have been learned by the student. The elective classes were developed by construction industry professionals to provide more in-depth knowledge on specific topics. Completion of all courses is not a requirement; many choose to enroll in individual courses that will help them in their given professions. Since its inception in 2013, 114 people have taken classes; of those, 22 have completed the program in full. The Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) program graduated 26 students from 13 different companies, one of whom also showed his dedication to his profession by simultaneously participating in Super Cert. FLiC’s program engages students in lively discussions and activities that help them develop both personally and professionally. Topics include:

understanding behavioral preferences, communication, listening, generals in the workforce, setting and achieving goals, attitudes, conflict management, team building, feedback, coaching, and change and transformation. Materials include the use of world-renowned author Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, DiSC personality and behavioral preferences, guest speakers, TED Talks, and selected readings that support each month’s topics. Classes meet once a month for eight months. In addition to class content, participants conceptualize and implement a Return on Investment project that addresses an area of their work life in need of improvement, is in alignment with their leadership and business goals, and uses S.M.A.R.T. goal setting. Since 2007, the FLiC program has graduated 258 professionals from field personnel to vendor/suppliers to owners.

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July 2017


SAFETY AWARD WINNERS SIC 15 Under 50,000 Man-Hours

SIC 17 Under 50,000 Man-Hours

SIC 15 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours

SIC 17 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours

First – Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp Second – TCD Construction Third – Sullivan Construction

First – Fulcrum Associates, Inc

First – MSI Mechanical Systems, Inc Second – Rose Steel

SIC 15 100,000 – 200,000 Man-Hours

First – Lewis Builders Development Second – North Branch Construction SIC 16 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours

First – Andrews Construction Co, Inc Second – R.M. Piper, Inc Third – Leighton A White, Inc SIC 16 200,000 – 300,000 Man-Hours

First – Methuen Construction

First – Dowling Corp Second – Gorman – Thomas, Inc Third – Harry-O Electrical Corp

SIC 17 100,000 – 200,000 Man-Hours

First – Damon Insulation Company Second – S L Chasse Steel SIC 17 200,000 – 300,000 Man-Hours

(l-r) Dani Carville, safety coordinator, and Lori Chasse, VP

First – DECCO, Inc Second – EnviroVantage, Inc Third – Denron Plumbing & HVAC SIC 17 Over 300,000 Man-Hours

First – Granite State Plumbing & Heating Second – Hampshire Fire Protection Co

Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays:

Methuen Construction


First – ROI Staffing Second – Novel Iron Works, Inc. Third – Northern Design Precast, Inc.

SIC 16 Over 2,000,000 Man-Hours

First – Cianbro Corporation

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Tim Barton President of DECCO, Inc received both a STEP and ABC Safety award

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Preservation Achievement Awards

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Boston – The Boston Preservation Alliance recently announced the winners of the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards. Ten projects, demonstrating a variety of exciting contributions to the character of Boston’s built environment, have been selected from an outstanding group of nominations. Cutting across the spectrum of work — from restorations to new construction, from industrial buildings to, new this year, a book — the winning projects hail from Brighton, South End,

North End, Fenway, Back Bay, Copley Square, and Charlestown. The Preservation Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at the historic Fenway Park at State Street Pavilion, 20 Yawkey Way. Winning projects: • 101 Beacon Street, Back Bay • Boston Public Library – Johnson Building, Copley Square continued to page 47 THE HARVARD CLUB OF BOSTON Photographer: Sean Litchfield

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NH Dev. Partners Receive Award

(l-r) Leo Xarras, managing partner XSS Hotels; Craig L. Blais, president and CEO Worcester Business Development Corporation; and Mark Stebbins, managing partner XSS Hotels

Worcester, MA – XSS Hotels managing partners Leo Xarras and Mark Stebbins were recently honored with the 2017 Robert S. Bowditch Economic Development Award by the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) for their impact on Worcester’s economic development over the last 20 years. Leo Xarras, who is the chairman of Colwen Hotel Management of Portsmouth, N.H., and Mark Stebbins, CEO and chairman of PROCON in Manchester, accepted the award at Worcester’s CitySquare Plaza. The ceremony was officiated by WBDC chair John Merrill and president and CEO Craig L. Blais. Mayor Joseph M. Petty was present along with numerous city business leaders, officials, and well-wishers. In a brief acceptance speech, Mark Stebbins said, “We have been incredibly impressed with the support that Worcester has given us on every project we have taken on here.” Today, Gateway Park is an acclaimed academic and engineering and technology hub, but 22 years ago it was a parcel of contaminated land. Before passage of the Massachusetts Brownfields Act of 1998, XSS Hotels decided to take a chance on

Rendering of AC Hotel Worcester / 3DStormstudio

the contaminated site. In partnership with the Central Mass Economic Development Authority, they built the 134-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, which launched the development of Gateway Park. The success of the Gateway Park led to the construction of additional hotels to include the Residence Inn by Marriott on Plantation Street and the Hilton Hampton Inn and Suites on Prescott Street. In 2016, they began work on the 168-room AC Hotel by Marriott that is currently under construction at 125 Front Street across from CitySquare. The European-styled boutique hotel is expected to open in early 2018.

Delphi Named on List of Top 25




Waltham, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc. was recently named one of the 25 Largest General Contractors in Massachusetts by Boston Business Journal. This marks the company’s debut on the list, which is published in print and online each year. The multi-market construction management, general contracting, and specialized preconstruction services provider earned its spot on the list with nearly $82 million in Massachusetts revenue for the year 2016. Delphi employs 81 full-time employees out of its offices in Waltham and Cape Cod and is active in multiple

Jake Simmons, Delphi owner and CEO

sectors including: independent/assisted living, healthcare, education, religious, multi-family residential, affordable housing, and corporate construction.

High-Profile Focus: Awards

July 2017

TFMoran Hosts NHCIBOR Awards


Fuss & O’Neill Receives APWA Award

NHCIBOR staff welcomes members to awards cookout

Bedford, NH – On June 8, TFMoran hosted the Annual N.H. Commercial Investment Board of Realtors Awards Cookout. Over 100 NHCIBOR members and TFMoran staff were on hand to network and enjoy grilled meats and summer salads by the Wine’ing Butcher of Bedford. TFMoran’s president, Robert Duval, welcomed the members and thanked TFM staff for their efforts in making the event a success. NHCIBOR President Kathy DeMello presented Bob Marchewka of One Commercial Real Estate LLC with the Realtor-of-the-Year award and Bill Jean of Fulcrum Associates, Inc. with the Affiliate-of-the-Year award. The traditional awards cake was presented to Marchewka and Jean, who did the honors of cutting the first pieces.

(l-r) Allan Gillespie, NRCS; Dean Audet, Fuss & O’Neill; Kevin McGee, town of Coventry; Bob Joyal, town of Coventry; Sean Arruda, Fuss & O’Neill; Stu Harris, Fuss & O’Neill

(l-r) Bob Marchewka (Realtor of the Year) and Bill Jean (Affiliate of the Year)

Boston – Fuss & O’Neill, a Boston engineering firm, has received the National American Public Works Association (APWA) award for Disaster/ Emergency Construction Repair for the Pawtuxet River Flood Resiliency project in Coventry, R.I. Severe flooding caused a failure in the Laurel Avenue Bridge and the surrounding river walls of the Pawtuxet River in 2010. Fuss & O’Neill was brought in to design and restore the in-river infrastructure in order to protect two historic buildings in Coventry: Concordia Fibers and Anthony

Mills, and improve their resiliency to future flooding. Funding came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the town of Coventry, and adjacent private property owners as part of a public-private partnership. NRCS agreed to cover 90% of the restoration costs and helped develop the sustainable plan that came to be. Awards will be presented at the APWA Awards Recognition Ceremony in conjunction with the 2017 PWX Convention in Orlando, Florida on August 28.

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July 2017

IFMA Boston Announces Winners of 2017 Awards of Excellence Boston – The Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a nonprofit association dedicated to serving the facility management profession, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Awards of Excellence.

Facilities Management Achievement Awards for Best Practices These awards are presented to the individual or team whose facility management program, project, system, innovation, or idea has had a substantial, positive effect on the success of their organization. Sustainability

Lincoln Laboratory PV-Array Carport (nominated by MIT Lincoln Laboratory) Small Project <25,000sf

Arup Boston (nominated by Dyer Brown Architects) Medium Project 25,000sf – 75,000sf

You Make it Happen Award

Ashley White, Ropes & Gray President’s Award

Exemplary End User

John Love, JL Real Estate Advisors Emerging Leader Award

Michael Clancy, Creative Office Pavilion

Kiara Torres, Wentworth Institute of Technology Student

Exemplary Service Provider Award


Douglas D. Schumann Library + Learning Commons at Wentworth Institute of Technology (nominated by Perkins+Will) and Temple Beth Shalom (nominated by Chapman Design & Construction + Fort Point Project Management)

Large Project >75,000sf

Takeda Research and Development Headquarters (nominated by Perkins+Will) People’s Choice Award

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HQ (nominated by Structure Tone) The entire AEC community was welcome to vote online for the People’s Choice during one week in April. This year more than 3,000 people cast their votes

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AGC Massachusetts Holds Annual Safety Breakfast Boston - On June 23rd, 2017, AGC MA held its annual Safety Breakfast, sponsored by AON Construction Services Group at the Boston College Club to honor 48 members achieving excellence in safety

Record breaking attendance for AGC Massachusetts safety breakfast

National Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Safety Record Campanelli Companies, Commodore Builders, Construction Coordinators Inc., Erland Construction Inc., Ernest Guigli & Sons Inc.F.W. Madigan Company, Inc.,G Greene Construction Co Inc.,Jones Lang LaSalle,Lauring Construction Co Inc., Marc Truant & Associates Inc., SeaDar Construction, Senate Construction Corp., Tocci Building Companies, Walsh Brothers Inc., Weston & Sampson Services (WSS).


AGC MA Merit Award Winners Berkeley Building Company, Bond Brothers, C E Floyd Co. Inc., Causeway Contracting LLC, Central Ceilings Inc., Charter Contracting Co., Citywide Contracting LLC, Colantonio Inc., Columbia Construction Co., Consigli Construction Co Inc., Daniel O’Connell’s Sons Inc., Dec-Tam Corp., Dellbrook | JKS, Delphi Construction, Inc., Dimeo Construction Co., Gaston Electrical, Gilbane Building Co., John Moriarty & Associates Inc., Lee Kennedy Co. Inc., M & A Architectural Preservation, M.L. McDonald Sales Co., LLC, MD Drilling & Blasting, North Shore

Mechanical Contractors Inc., O’Connor Constructors Inc., Shawmut Design and Construction, Siena Construction Corp., Skanska USA Building Inc., Suffolk Construction Co Inc., The Hart Companies, Thomas G Gallagher Inc., Treviicos Corporation, W S Kenney Co Inc., W. T. Rich Company Inc., Clifford E. Simmons Award Mark Truant & Associates In order to qualify for a Safety Award, an AGC-member firm must participate in the AGC Safety Awards Program for three consecutive years and have either

zero lost-day incidence cases, or an average incidence case rate 25% below the average rate of all firms that participate in that particular division. The National Safety Award recognizes firms that have developed and successfully implemented industry-leading safety standards across its portfolio of work. The award program incentivizes construction firms to evaluate and improve existing safety standards. The Clifford E. Simmons Award is given to the firm that comes closest to-but not over - 100,000 of recorded hours with the Best Safety Record Under 100,000 Hours.

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July 2017


Acentech Earns Three SMPS Awards XSS Hotels and PROCON Get Award Cambridge, MA – Acentech, a global multidisciplinary acoustics, audiovisual, IT, and security system design and vibration consulting firm, received top awards from SMPS Boston for the third year in a row. This year, three awards were earned. The firm received first place in the Social Media Marketing category for its “360 Blog” as well as for its animated holiday greeting, “Turkey Time” in the digital holiday piece category. In addition, Acentech received the coveted “People’s Choice” award. The Thanksgiving video, featuring the firm’s unofficial turkey mascot (created entirely out of the graphic elements of the Acentech logo), was a true standout submission at the 2017 SMPS Boston Awards by winning first place for Digital Holiday Piece and the People’s Choice Award. In the animation, Acentech played with the Thanksgiving tradition of football’s “game on!” mentality; however, rather

The Acentech team

than placing the turkey inside a stadium, designers focused on the love of all things technology and put him in a retro 1980’s arcade. This video served as a fun, gentle way to reach out to clients and peers to wish them a warm, joyful holiday season. The 360 Blog has been a key puzzle piece in ongoing efforts to connect the unique work of its consultants to the AEC industry. Specifically, Acentech’s position as a niche consulting firm focusing on often misunderstood areas of the design process can be difficult to convey.

Gilbane Receives Two Awards

The award-winning project team

Glastonbury, CT – Gilbane Building Company was recently honored by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) with a first-place Project Team Award in the New Construction category for the Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute project in Hartford. Gilbane was also recognized with an award of merit in the K-12 Schools category for the Francis T.

Maloney High School in Meriden. Hartford Hospital’s Bone and Joint Institute is the first dedicated orthopedic specialty hospital in New England and one of only a few like facilities nationwide. The Francis T. Maloney High School project encompassed the renovation, addition, and selective demolition of an existing high school into a state-of-theart, like-new 283,000sf high school.

(l-r) PROCON – Jim Loft; Jeff Masterson Construction Corp. – Jeff Masterson; MassDevelopment – David Bancroft; CDW Consultants, Inc. – Kathy Campbell; Allen & Major Associates, Inc. – Michael Malynowski; XSS Hotels – Christine Thomas; Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP – Gary Gill-Austern; Stebbins Lazos and Van der Beken, P.A – David Van der Beken; Weston & Sampson – Prasanta Bhunia; MA Dept of Environmental Protection – Joanne Fagan; Chelsea Economic Development Board – Richard Pantano; Foley Hoag LLP – Doug McGarrah; U.S. EPA, Region 1 – Deb Szaro / EBC Photographer

Chelsea, MA – XSS Hotels and PROCON of Manchester, N.H. were recently honored with the 2017 Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) Award for Brownfields. The award was given in recognition for urban brownfields redevelopment of the 145 Beech Street in Chelsea, resulting in the newly opened Hilton Homewood Suites. The upscale hotel is owned by XSS Hotels, who selected PROCON as the designer and builder. PROCON’s in-house architectural team designed a 116,390sf LEEDcertified hotel and joined its efforts with the city and environmental officials by partnering with them on the clean-up efforts as part of the construction process. On March 15, the Hilton Homewood Suites opened and effectively paved the way for additional developments in the future.

Hilton Homewood Suites / Joseph St. Pierre Photography

After becoming the city’s property, it was designated untouchable for development due to contaminated soils. The Beech Street site remained vacant for 14 years until XSS Hotels of Manchester, N.H., acquired the 1.2-acre parcel of land for redeveloping with a proposed hotel.


MPA Receives SMPS Boston Award Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that the firm was honored with a 2017 Communications Award from the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston Chapter. MPA received the first-place honor in the Internal Communications category for its mock newspaper piece roasting senior partner and principal Dan Perruzzi on his 60th birthday. The award marks MPA’s 10th SMPS Boston award since 2007. The firm has also won three SMPS National awards. MPA’s sense of humor — especially the staff’s ability to laugh at themselves — has for years been central to the firm’s culture and identity. While the firm conveys that humor in its annual holiday video, MPA’s marketing department took this sense of fun a step further by creating in-house a mock “MPA Times” newspaper piece affectionately lampooning Dan Perruzzi on his milestone birthday. The Internal Communications

(l-r) MPA’s Stephanie Tyll, marketing manager, and Janet Morra, principal and partner, receive the award from SMPS Boston President Sarah Hotchkiss / photo: Frank Monkiewicz

category recognizes any print or digital communications vehicle intended for an employee audience. The jury thought MPA’s mock newspaper piece was “very fun and clever. . . Automatically winners — [the piece] really stood out.” The entire staff participated in creating the piece by contributing articles, inside jokes, and other facetious content, as well as reaching out to select clients and industry partners for additional material.



July 2017


Technology & Innovation Hoylu and Barton Malow Announce Latest Delivery at Penn State University Park, PA – Barton Malow has deployed a two-projector Hoylu Huddlewall system at its $110 million chemical and biomedical engineering building project at the Pennsylvania State University’s University Park campus. The installation has quickly become the centerpiece of its top-of-the-line colocation modular complex and routinely draws the interest of architects, engineers, consultants, and subcontractors involved with the project. The Hoylu Huddlewall, which integrates a flexible, large-format display with multiple forms of input, including digital pen-based and digitally enabled analog paper, is primarily used for site logistics planning, Last Planner activities, shop drawing review, and in multiple presentational settings. The flexibility and power of the system provide immediate ROI for companies in the process of creating innovative solutions in the construction industry. The Hoylu Huddlewall is also used for hosting informational training sessions myCADD-High-Profile-Ad.pdf for Penn State engineering 1 5/19/16 students interested in honing their project

Barton Maylow employees utilize the Huddlewall / courtesy Hoylu

management skillsets, where its ability to deliver a stronger, more immersive experience for larger groups is quickly realized. The installation is the latest showcase of Hoylu’s commitment to the construction industry, providing the large-scale Hoylu Huddlewall display along with the Hoylu Inspiration Suite of software, 1:37 PM which provides detailed collaboration

and process planning as well as enabling industry-standard third-party applications with all the functionality that customers have come to know and love. “Our assistant superintendent hosts all of his weekly planning meetings on the wall, which has been an effective approach at getting complete buy-in from all attendees, who benefit from a clear, large-format view of the presented




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Touchplan and Procore Launch Software Integration In terms of Lean or the spirit of being more efficient with our processes, construction software is broken down into two different categories: 1) solutions that allow the builder to become more efficient or Lean and 2) solutions that emulate an existing Lean process. Procore’s software encourages Lean-like process efficiencies. Through its short learning curve, easy user interface, and automation of several mundane but necessary tasks on a jobsite, the company’s solution allows builders to become more efficient by giving them the freedom to do what they are hired to do, like solve problems, learn the job, and actually build. Conversely, Touchplan is a tool that emulates the Last Planner System (LPS). As a premier field planning program, Touchplan was thoughtfully engineered to ease the pain and offer simplicity during complex builds such as medical construction. Currently, Touchplan and Procore have an integration, so both softwares can work together to help the user achieve the best results in one, smooth process.

Touchplan for the Last Planner One of the best Lean practices for any construction team to adopt is the Last Planner System, a production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning in programming, design, construction, and commissioning of projects. LPS has several elements that may be different from what current teams are accustomed to using. The ultimate goal of LPS is to efficiently plan and execute projects while simultaneously getting input from the expert tradesmen doing the work — giving reason for the name, the Last Planner. Trade contractors are experts in their respective fields by virtue of their refined skill set from years of experience. So why wouldn’t we get their detailed input on how a project should be built if it means we will build it in the best fashion possible? The reason is fairly simple and one you’ve likely come across if you’ve ever attempted to use LPS. It’s increasingly difficult to get trades to translate their specialized work into something that can be understood

my others for the purpose of coordination. LPS supports getting the seasoned knowledge from the expert’s mind down in writing — in most cases, using sticky notes. Having this expertise transcribed allows everyone to talk about the work and, best of all, coordinate with others. Imagine the value that will come from a plumber, for example, understanding how an electrician is planning to do their work. Simply put — LPS inspires trades to collaborate, and gives them a way to do it. The next part of the system involves coordinating the trade’s work into a sequence. Now that all of the work is expressed in a simple-tounderstand format, notes are easily moved around to create a plan that makes the most sense for a particular job with the understanding of others’ involvement, too. Touchplan is the leanest way to put LPS into everyday use effectively and in a way the entire team can utilize for a long time to come. The user can coordinate with his/her team in real time on a plan that everyone develops together, demanding total buy-in and accountability. Need some help with being proactive? Touchplan’s reports are generated automatically — including weekly work plans, look-ahead schedules, and PPC reports, so the user can assess success any time, anywhere allowing teams to continually improve their process immediately. Finally, Touchplan’s archival system and mobility create a way to make projects more efficient no matter where team members are.

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Maugel Selected for Grist Mill Apts.

Delphi Completes Leyden Woods

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Greenfield, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc.’s vice president, Joe Mastromatteo, recently announced the completion of Leyden Woods, a $50 million affordable housing development in Greenfield, for its client The Community Builders. The modular construction project consisted of 200 units in 49 buildings

comprising eight courts. Design was provided by Davis Square Architects of Somerville with modular manufacturing from Simplex Homes of Scranton, Pa. The 19.5-month project was completed on schedule, with the 493rd modular unit set in place on May 9 and turnover of the final court on May 2

Chelmsford, MA – Maugel Architects, Inc. of Harvard recently announced that Winstanley Enterprises of Concord selected the firm to design the Grist Mill Apartments located in Chelmsford. Nestled on 5.5 acres, the four-story, 70unit apartment development off Cushing Place is conveniently located downtown, offering close proximity to restaurants, shops, and town amenities Maugel worked closely with Winstanley and Princeton Properties to design a mix of unit sizes appropriately scaled to the neighborhood. Other team members include Howard

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Serenity Grand Opening


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The landscape design featured flexible gathering areas, private seating, and views of the Emerald Necklace.

Boston – Copley Wolff Design Group recently celebrated the grand opening of Serenity at 105 South Huntington Avenue, in partnership with Prellwitz Chilinski Associates and the Longwood Group. This 195-unit multi-family building is located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and features high-end townhouses and apartment homes, as well as ground-floor retail space. Copley Wolff’s landscape design features a 6,827sf interior amenity courtyard. The space features flexible gathering areas, private seating, and views of the Emerald Necklace. The courtyard is complemented by a variety of lush beds planted with native grasses, perennials, and flowering trees to provide interest and shade. In addition to the courtyard space,

Copley Wolff designed the streetscape and townhouse entries to complement the parklands that encompass Serenity’s location. The entry terrace on Jamaicaway offers stunning views of Boston and provides access to the Emerald Necklace. The South Huntington Avenue streetscape enhancements include an outdoor plaza that acts as an extension to the residential lobby, seatwall planters at the apartment entries, street-level trees, and a new bus shelter.

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“With the completion of Serenity, we are pleased that residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy the new gathering areas designed as spaces for engagement, interaction, and relaxation,” said Marcus Cantu, of Copley Wolff. “Paired with the neighboring parklands, this community benefits from an extensive amount of welcoming greenery and outdoor space.”

Lynnfield, MA – JM Electrical Company, Inc. announced that it recently completed project operations on a 10-story, 541,000sf multi-use development at 60 Binney Street in Kendall Square. The company installed a complete temperature control system in the building’s office space as well as controls in its laboratory spaces. Developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities and designed by Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, the Class A lab and office building will house the new headquarters for both Genzyme Corporation, which will be occupying

251,000sf of space, and Bluebird Bio, which will be occupying 253,000sf. The ground floor will contain retail opportunities. Other amenities include an underground parking garage with carshare service, onsite bike parking, and shower facilities for bike commuters. The building has convenient access to both Green and Red Line MBTA stops, as well as EZRide shuttle service. JM’s team of four electricians worked throughout the multimonth duration of the project to ensure the project was completed on time and on budget.


July 2017


Restoration and Renovation Kaplan Begins Synagogue Reno

City Hall to be Redesigned Finegold Alexander Architects

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Boston – Kaplan Construction has begun work at Congregation Kehillath Israel on Harvard Street in Brookline. Kaplan will provide construction management services for the complete interior renovation to the existing buildings and a 10,000sf addition. The work, designed to improve the facilities and make them ADA-compliant, is scheduled to be complete in 2018. Kaplan played a critical role in the fiveyear preconstruction phase that consisted of numerous design concepts, budget analyses, and brainstorming to craft the temple’s new mission and identity and balance the congregation’s vision with their fundraising efforts.

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Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects announced that it has received approval to proceed with the redesign of the Boston City Hall Council Chamber to enhance handicap accessibility and implement technology and system upgrades. City hall is the seat of government for the city of Boston, housing the mayor’s office, the city council, numerous departmental offices, and the Boston Planning and Development Agency. In the design for modifications, the councilors’ floor is raised to be flush with the surrounding main floor level. “Raising the floor will eliminate the ramps between visitor seating, the councilors, and the podium, and accessibility will be universal. Circulation will be as direct as it is now, but with no intermediate steps, and will promote a more casual atmosphere to the chamber as well,” said Christopher Lane, senior associate, Finegold Alexander Architects. In addition to accessibility improvements noted above, improvements to the room’s acoustics, replacement of lighting fixtures, and upgrades to telecommu-

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Boston City Hall council chambers before redesign

nications and audiovisual systems will be included. The firm is working in collaboration with Meek Consulting Group for the design and installation of new carpeting, replacement of the councilors’ desks, and selective replacement of other movable furniture.

July 2017


Municipal New Aircraft Hangar Opens

Jewett to Renovate Salem Offices


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Jet Aviation Officials: (l-r ) VP FBO Operations North America John Langevin; Hanscom Field Director Sharon Williams; Jet Aviation President Robert E. Smith; Senior VP and General Manager of Regional Operations USA David Paddock.

Bedford, MA – Jet Aviation of America was joined recently by partners, local dignitaries, and business officials in a grand opening celebration for a new 40,000sf hangar and fixed-base operation (FBO) at its Boston/Bedford location. The ultra-modern hangar and FBO were designed by SAA Architects and Design of Iselin, N.J.. Manchester. N.H.based design-build firm PROCON was the construction manager on the project. The new facility is composed of the hangar space capable of handling larger private/corporate aircraft up to the size of a Gulfstream G650 and a Global 6000. The structure also includes a 16,000sf office and shop space, and a two-story, 13,000sf contemporary FBO, to serve the needs of passengers/crews. Travelers and crew members alike will enjoy an FBO waiting area equipped with flat-screen

TVs and Wi-Fi, access to an executive conference room, and a crew lounge. A refreshment center and snack area for breakfast and lunch options will also be available. From the start, sustainability was an important issue, and sustainable elements were incorporated into the LEED Silver design. The structure was built in compliance with USGBC requirements, which includes high-efficiency HVAC systems; low-flow plumbing; low-VOC paints, sealants, and adhesives; LED lighting; and more. The results are an energy-efficient structure with a minimal carbon footprint. The evening’s program was opened by Jet Aviation President Robert E. Smith, who welcomed the attendees and commended the community partnerships and project team whose efforts made the facility possible.

JM Electrical Completes Upgrade Lynnfield, MA – JM Electrical Company, Inc., a leader in advanced automated building system installations, recently announced that it has completed project operations at Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, a correctional facility in Dartmouth. The JM staff worked with energy leaders to complete a full energy upgrade of the entire campus. This included upgrading the hot and chilled water systems, air-handling units, and miscellaneous HVAC equipment throughout the jail. The renovations to the equipment allow the facility to now effectively optimize its energy, saving Bristol County money in the long term. The team of five electricians over the course of the six-month project ensured

that it was completed on time and on budget. “Having a streamlined heating, ventilation, and cooling system throughout these facilities is essential to maximizing energy use as well as tax dollars,” said Adam Palmer, project manager at JM Electrical. “Older, inefficient systems tend to run constantly every day, using energy at times that it is not needed. Upgrading the equipment in the facility enables more efficient energy use, ultimately saving the prison money.” The energy conservation initiative at Bristol County was a Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) project.

Salem, MA – Raymond, N.H.-based Jewett Construction has been contracted to perform a 24,000sf restoration and two-story addition at 90 Washington Street in Salem, the future location of the city of Salem administrative offices. The property is directly across the street from the existing Salem City Hall. The project was designed by Winter Street Architects of Salem, with a specific emphasis on preserving and restoring the historical features and character

of the property. Construction is now underway and is expected to be completed during the upcoming winter. The neighboring businesses will remain open and operational throughout construction. Craig Jewett, president of Jewett, said, “Salem is a great, vibrant city with so much going on. We are privileged to have the opportunity to perform a historic renovation and create a new home for city of Salem employees.”

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Marr creates pedestrian and vehicular access over Seaport’s Silver Line

Boston – Over two consecutive weekends in June, Daniel Marr & Son Company (DM&S) installed a vehicular bridge and a pedestrian bridge over the Silver Line right-of-way connecting a new 1,500spot Seaport parking garage (currently under construction) with Congress Street and Waterside Place. Part of the work to develop the new South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center, the bridges will ease connectivity for motorists and pedestrians alike in South Boston’s Seaport District. Working for general contractor Skanska USA, DM&S was contracted to install the steel, precast plank, and metal deck by fabricator Suncor, Inc. The installation required thoughtful planning and careful execution by crews of skilled ironworkers, as the work had to be accomplished when the MBTA could shut down power to the catenary lines located in the work area. Assembled onsite, two large trusses were set by separate cranes — a 300-ton and 275-ton hydraulic crane. Marr Crane & Rigging provided the 300-ton crane and the 90-ton crane used to assist in tripping the trusses vertical while temporary and permanent steel was used to tie the trusses together. Once the structure was secure, the 300-ton crane was used to complete the installation of precast planks and roof framing. Marr Scaffolding’s Power Division supplied boom lifts and scissors for ironworkers to safely access the work areas. The pedestrian bridge was pre-

assembled in the Marr crane yard. Marr Crane & Rigging coordinated welding axles to the underside of the bridge and attaching a hitch so it could be towed down D Street from the yard to the jobsite. Transporting the bridge occurred at 2 a.m. on a Friday morning, and it was set into place during the second weekend of operations. Additionally, completing the bolting, welding, and decking of the vehicular bridge took place on the second weekend.

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Education KBE Awards $17,000 in Scholarships

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Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation has awarded $17,000 in scholarships to 34 seniors graduating from the Connecticut Technical High School System. KBE first awarded scholarships to students in 2014 as part of the firm’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference philanthropic initiative. To be eligible for scholarships, students must be pursuing building industry-related higher education, such as four-year college programs for structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering, construction management, or architecture.

Students pursuing certification programs for building trades such as electricity, plumbing, or HVAC were also eligible. This year’s scholarships were presented during a ceremony featuring Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman at E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain on June 13. The awardees represented 28 towns and cities throughout Connecticut. As part of its ongoing commitment to education, KBE Building Corporation hosted its first golf tournament in June with proceeds benefitting the firm’s



(l-r) KBE VP Simon Etzel and CT’s Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman congratulate graduating senior Christopher Daniel Anthony (Platt Technical High School) on his scholarship award from KBE.

(l-r)KBE VP Simon Etzel and CT Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman present Abriana Quinones, Eli Whitney Tech High School graduate, with her scholarship award from KBE.

scholarship fund. “The number of young professionals pursuing degrees and certifications in the construction trades is declining, and we wanted to support those students who aim to advance their skills in these fields, as well as students pursuing programs in construction management, architecture, and engineering fields,” Simon F. Etzel Jr., senior vice president KBE Building Corporation, said. “As a company, we place a high value on education and mentorship, and these scholarships are a way for us to help

Connecticut to grow and maintain a highly skilled construction workforce.” Encouraging and supporting young adults to pursue certificates, degrees, and careers in construction-related fields requires a proactive approach,” Etzel said. “From KBE’s unique ‘Ground Up’ internship training program for high school students to monthly education forums with our millennial workforce, we aim to educate teens and young adults about the opportunities available in the construction field, as well as provide them with opportunities to learn and grow in their careers.”

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United Steel Announcements

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Bedford, NH – TFMoran recently welcomed local college students Jack Watton, Kelsie Gagner, and Hannah Kelsey as 2017 summer interns. Each operates in a different department under an experienced supervisor/mentor. Watton works in the civil engineering department, learning all aspects of civil engineering and working with AutoCAD and HydroCAD. This is his second summer with the company; last year he

gained experience working in the survey department. Gagner is a marketing intern who is given the independence to create new marketing strategies for the company. Kelsey works in the stormwater department, allowing her to experience the environmental engineering portion of the company. This is her second year with TFMoran; last year she did her independent senior project internship for The Derryfield School.

East Hartford, CT – United Steel, a leading fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals, has expanded its leadership team to include Jeff Godin as director of Godin technology, overseeing the company’s IT management, internal data systems, software, and hardware systems. Additionally, the company brought on Scotti Rylands as its new human resources manager, and Skip Henderson, a certified safety professional, as its new safety director.



“Jeff has been with United Steel for several years, helping our company navigate an exciting time of growth, so we are glad to see him take on this new leadership role,” said Ken Corneau, president of United Steel. “And we are pleased to have Skip and Scotti join our team.”

Hill Receives Prof. Engineer License Bedford, NH – Jason Hill, PE, recently received his New Hampshire Professional Engineer license. He serves as a project manager for TFMoran, Inc. in the civil engineering department. He has over 15 years of experience, including site planning and design of private

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Easton, MA – Reilly Electrical Contractors, Inc. recently announced the addition of Rick Alarie and Benjamin Pacheco to the firm as senior project manager and estimator, respectively. Both will be responsible for providing electrical and telecommunications solutions to drive project teams to consistently deliver quality results for RELCO and its clients. Alarie, a licensed journeyman electrician, brings more than 40 years of experience in the electrical construction industry, including an engineering background. In his previous position, he was the senior project manager for a $320 million 900,000sf government missile defense agency project in Alabama. Pacheco, a licensed journeyman

Boston – JCJ Architecture the forefront of our industry,” recently added interior designer said Cushman. Hannah Cushman, who has JCJ launched its WELLearned accreditation through the Environment Strategies Team International WELL Building in 2015 and has since focused Institute (IWBI). on implementing the WELL By educating its design teams Building Standard, the first through the WELL Accredited protocol of its kind to focus Professional program, JCJ is on the health and wellness ensuring its clients in all industries Cushman of occupants within the built from coast to coast have access to environment, across its practice these insights and best practices. areas. This standard identifies specific “The WELL Building Standard design strategies, performance targets, brings together best practices in design and operational policies that can enhance with evidence-based health and wellness health and well-being when holistically strategies, crafting a holistic approach that integrated into building architecture puts well-being and sustainable design at and design.



electrician, has 30 years of experience working in the construction industry, 20 of which have included working as a lead foreman. His experience includes new construction and renovation projects in the healthcare, retail, solar, and commercial markets.

Clark Joins TFMoran Bedford, NH – TFMoran recently welcomed Jennifer Clark as receptionist/administrative assistant to the Bedford office. Her new position involves greeting clients, answering phones, and assisting TFMoran’s engineers with various administrative functions. Prior to joining TFMoran, Clark gained valuable experience working at a local environmental engineering firm. Clark

Dimeo Personnel Announcements Boston, MA – Douglas Peckham, PE, LEED AP, a 29-year veteran of Dimeo Construction Company, has been promoted to vice president, Boston. He will be responsible for strategic growth and providing operational oversight. His most recent Boston proper and Massachusetts-based projects include Avenir Apartments, Copley Place, HUB 25, and Salem State University. Aimee Kingston, CM Lean, joins the Dimeo team as director, special projects group, Boston and brings over 25 years of

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New Balance C3 – Boston Bruins Practice Facility

617-254-1700 • Fax: 617-254-0234 17 Electric Avenue, Boston, MA 02135 www.brightview.com


July 2017


Calendar BSA


Through October 15

September 19

Architecture Cruises Spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and Basin. The boat has a cash bar and light snacks are available. Call 617-621-3001 for pricing and availability.

AFE August 9

Architecture Cruises These are simply the best waterfront views of Boston and Cambridge

May 27–October 15 10:00 am Saturday and Sunday 2:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

Departure location: CambridgeSide Galleria 100 Cambridgeside Place Cambridge, MA

May 29–September 4 2:30 pm Monday–Friday 10:00 am and 2:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

AFE 140 Family Outing: Sunapee Harbor Cruise 1 Lake Ave Sunapee NH Come aboard, relax, enjoy the wonderful New Hampshire scenery. Settle into your deck chair or ease back at your table and listen as the Captain narrates the history, lore and points of interest of this beautiful pristine mountain lake. To register - http://www.shop. afechapter140.org/main.sc



July 27

Promoting the Mechanical Contracting Industry for

125 We offer membership within the Mechanical Contractors Association, Mechanical Service Contractors Association, and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau. We support our member contractors through our educational seminars, labor and government relations, industry news and marketing. Committed to the future of our industry, we sponsor MCA student chapters at Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Our affiliation with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and our strong, cooperative relationship with the United Association enable us to offer our members numerous opportunities to build lasting, beneficial relationships with peers while acquiring the business knowledge and tools to keep their company successful.






Introduction to Living Building Challenge USGBC MA HQ 50 Milk Street, 16th floor, Boston. 8:30 - 10:00 AM Join us for an introductory session on the newest and most rigorous standard in high performance buildings today. http://usgbcma.org /civicrm /event/ info?reset=1&id=1153 http://usgbcma.org

AGC MA July 20 BWiC Golf Clinic Granite Links Golf Course 5:00-7:30pm Learn the basics and more in this 90 minute clinic. Three pros will instruct all levels of putting, chipping and driving. Immediately followed by refreshments with a view! July 24 AGC Annual Golf Classic 2017 The Cape Club of Sharon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Join AGC for a day on the greens at a brand new venue. Contests, Prizes, Good Food & Good Friends. Deluxe cookout immediately following golf. More info and to register: http://www.agcmass. org/events

Annual Golf Classic Sandy Burr Country Club The Massachusetts Chapter of CFMA established a scholarship in 1994 to help further the education of selected candidates in construction financial management and related fields. The proceeds of the Golf Outing will benefit the CFMA of Massachusetts Chapter Scholarship Program. To register http:// mass.cfma.org/events/golftournament

SMPS July 27 Summer Social The Daily Catch 2 Northern Ave., Boston 5:30 - 8:30 PM Join SMPS Boston for this mid-summer event in recognition of all those who have supported the Chapter over the last fiscal year. We’ll celebrate the year while enjoying great networking, drinks and appetizers, and fabulous raffle prizes! This event is free for members and corporate sponsors. Corporate sponsors may also bring one free guest. More information: https://smpsboston.org/ events/upcoming-events

NESEA July 21 Vermont’s First Multifamily Passive House This Pro Tour will feature Elm Place, a 30-unit building which is poised to become the first multi-family Passive House structure in Vermont. The hosts will be sharing the simple techniques they used to meet the Passive House standard. http://nesea.org/be-event/vermontsfirst-multifamily-passive-house IIDA

IFMA Boston July 25 Ahoy! IFMA Boston Schmooze Cruise 2017 Rowes Wharf, Boston, :00 pm - 9:30 pm Join us aboard one the finest vessels Boston has to offer, the new Odyssey–setting sail for the first time this summer. Info: http://www.ifmaboston.org/event/2017schmooze-cruise/

July 2017





PROJECT NAME Discovery Magnet Elementary School

ARCHITECT Svigals + Partners


HEY HEIDI Q: Is the compressive strength (PSI) of Concrete Masonry Units effected by density and what are the main performance variations associated with the different densities? -Are Lightweights Better In the Envelope?

A: Dear ALBIE: For architectural units, aesthetics are a major consideration. The light weight aggregate available in the Northeast is a very dark grey, which is visible in ground face & polished units. For standard grey block, mix designs can have different densities, depending on the amount of light weight aggregate used in the mix. ASTM C-90 defines lightweight as less than 105 lbs/cubic foot. Usually lightweight units are between 100 & 105. Medium weight ranges from 105 to 125 lbs/cubic foot and normal weight is 125 lbs/cubic foot and above. Some of the properties effected by the use of light weight aggregate in the CMU mix are energy efficiency, fire resistance and STC ratings. The lighter weight the concrete is, the less heat is able to transfer through the unit. This increases fire ratings and R-Values. The denser the unit, the better the STC ratings. Another consideration is the productivity of the mason contractors. Many masons like to use units that are lighter to increase their productivity. One property that is NOT effected by the density is compressive strength. For Concrete Masonry Units, strength is a variable of 2 major factors: the manufacturing process and the percentage of cement used. CMU are manufactured by a block machine which compacts and vibrates zero slump concrete into a mold. This, along with the amount of cement, determines what the PSI of the unit will be. Density has very little to do with it. Contrary to the name â&#x20AC;&#x153;lightweightâ&#x20AC;?, lower density units are just as strong as their normal weight cousins. Heidi Jandris, BArch, is a technical expert and a trusted voice of the industry. For concrete masonry questions, email heidi@jandrisandsons.com or tweet @heidiAJS

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