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page 19 PROCON won an ABC NH/VT Excellence Award and Sustainable Building Award for the Residence Inn by Marriott –Watertown, MA

page 21 KBE Building Corporation won a CT ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Jewish Senior Services, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus / Robert Benson Photography

page 24 The Sandy Hook School won the Grand Honor at AGC MA’s Build New England Awards. Pictured above: Forest motif through integrated art at the lobby / © Robert Benson


page 22 Bowdoin Construction Corp. received an Excellence In Construction award from ABC MA for the renovation of One Cabot Road Common Area in Medford, Mass

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The Sandy Hook School won the Grand Honor at AGC MA Build New England Awards..............24

Procore Named on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List............................................................................. 41

HP Celebrates 20 Years of Success ........................................................................................................... 28


Sandy Hook School, main entrance / photos © Robert Benson

Publisher’s Message...................................6 Up-Front.......................................................9 2017 Year In Review................................ 10 Connecticut...............................................17 Awards.......................................................18 Technology and Innovation.................... 39 Education.................................................. 43

Multi-Residential...................................... 46 Corporate................................................. 48 Green.........................................................51 Philanthropy.............................................. 52 People....................................................... 53 Calendar................................................... 54

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Publisher’s Message the AEC industry for the year. Former President Bill Clinton was the featured speaker reminding us not to worry about the current goings on as “it’s only temporary.” He presented examples of the current successes in the fight against the problem of climate change to an enthusiastic crowd.

Michael Barnes Topping out this year’s successes in HighProfile is the quality of expert articles we have received from the AEC community. We have celebrated them by listing the best submissions by month in our yearin-review. HP is proud to present the Best of the Best in the AEC industry in our awards focus and there are many good projects we may have missed. If you or your team has earned an award for your work in the New England area send details to editor@ high-profile.com. Throughout 2018 High-Profile is celebrating its exciting 20th Anniversary with special features designed to profile the most active people and companies in New England’s AEC industry. We have plans to increase circulation in print, and expand electronic media and social networking exposure. New live broadcasts for FastFacts Friday are in the works. If you haven’t

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also changed over the previous decade.In January our annual Forecast Focus will have an expanded vision to look ahead for the next 20 years. What can the past tell us about the future as we predict the trends and hot topics in the AEC industry? You are invited to share your thoughts on these matters specific to your area of expertise. Article submissions: editor@ high-profile.com.

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A Decade of Change for AEC: 2007–2017 and Beyond

by Blasdel A. Reardon Recently the editors of High-Profile Monthly asked me to reflect on some comments I made about the AEC industry 10 years ago, when this publication was marking its 10th anniversary. Could I, they asked, take another look back at how far we’ve come in the last decade? My 2007 article focused on Boston’s Seaport District, and specifically the Federal Courthouse. Today, as this publication

Blasdel Reardon’s 10th anniversary article provided an overview for 1997 - 2007

celebrates its 20th year in print, the Seaport District is again a superb case study of what has changed, and what has not, in our industry. The following observations apply to many facets of our work – including the ownership, design, construction, and maintenance of commercial, multi-family, healthcare, and education facilities as well as civil construction for transportation and utilities. Some hold equally true in other parts of the country, but I’ll use the New England market as my point of reference. And I’ll draw on my background in civil and systems engineering, specialty trade contracting, mediation, and Lean coaching. I hope readers with other areas of expertise will write in to share their insights too. Let’s start with the good news

• Faster pace: If we thought the AEC market was busy in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, today it’s even busier. Count the number of cranes overhead and it’s clear that the Great Recession is behind us. Or look at the number of public hearings, permits needed, evolving housing needs, educational changes, environmental goals and restrictions, healthcare techniques and facilities, our transition from manufacturing to an innovation economy, and our crumbling

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public infrastructure – highways, airports, water treatment plants, and freight and passenger railroads. All of these conditions point to significant AEC growth, at least in Boston, for the immediate future. Amazon’s plan to move 900 employees – innovators, not manufacturers – to the Seaport District should erase any lingering doubts about the industry’s prospects. • Safety first: In 2007, it was evident that job safety had improved over the previous decade, but that was mild compared to these past 10 years. Policy has turned to action. At a meeting I facilitated in 2013, a foreman remarked: “To me, safety means no Band-Aids”. How focused! And how progressive! • Technological change: Look at the varied aesthetics and designs in the

Seaport District. From the façades alone it’s clear that computers and lasers are now integral to the way we design buildings and infrastructure. Technology is transforming the way we coordinate design with reality (think BIM); use materials and workplace tools; rely on robotics to optimize material handling, placement, and testing; manage projects at all levels (think scheduling and CPM techniques); and use handheld devices to measure and record progress. • Transparency and accountability: Today I see wider acceptance and appreciation for permitting, quality control, inspection, commissioning, and sustainability. Once viewed as necessary evils and barely tolerated, these functions and continued to page 50

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Up-Front BW Kennedy & Co. Tops Off KSP Building

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Arlington, MA – BW Kennedy & Co. recently celebrated the topping off of King Street Properties’ (KSP) 145,000sf speculative laboratory building at 828 Winter Street. The firm joined KSP; architect Perkins+Will; engineers Goldstein-Milano, Kelly Engineering, and Haley & Aldrich; the design-build MEP/ FP team consisting of Environmental Systems, Inc., Nappa Electrical Contractors, North Shore Mechanical Contractors, and Legacy Fire Protection,

as well as the subcontractor team to celebrate the milestone. The three-story building will contain approximately 50,000sf per floor and will feature state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems, designed to accommodate the varied needs of life sciences tenants. Also included in the project is a 158,000sf, four-level parking garage that was recently completed. The project is on schedule for

completion in mid-2018 and will offer the Winter Street campus amenities such as two cafeteria options, outside seating in a central courtyard, conference facilities, structured parking, bicycle storage, and showers with changing facilities. “According to Brian Kennedy, founder of BW Kennedy & Co., the topping off of this building results from many months of careful planning, and excellent work in the field. Built on a steep slope, the project provided a multitude of challenges, as well as the building’s location behind the 830 Winter Street property and parking area, which remains open throughout construction.” The existing Winter Street campus serves as home to companies such as

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Dimeo Celebrates Lowell Justice Center Topping Off

Lowell, MA – Dimeo Construction Company recently topped off the new 270,000sf Lowell Justice Center in the historic Hamilton Canal District of downtown Lowell. The center is a modern, energy-efficient building that will set a new courthouse standard for sustainable design and quality of environment for visitors and staff. There are 17 courtrooms with state-ofthe-art security and technology features. An artist has been commissioned to

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Greater Boston Neighborhoods to Step into the Housing Spotlight in 2017

How Culture and Design Continue to Influence Boston Real Estate

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New Haven Courthouse: How Teamwork and Craftsmanship Brought Back a Beaux Arts Landmark

by Roy C. Olsen A Residential Renaissance

by Frank H. Hagaman

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by Katherine Marr and Keith Wells Restoring a Building from the Inside Out

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by Peter Roth

February From Antiquated to Advanced: Boston Scientific’s Global Distribution Center in Quincy

Paving the Road to Infrastructure Improvements

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Modular Approach Makes Pieces Fit for Affordable Housing Development

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Achieving Sustainability in Life Sciences Projects


Meeting the Challenge of Guestroom Acoustics

Window Films: Soft-Target Security and Dual-Technology Climate Control

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Transformative Healthcare: The Roles of Technology, Lean, and Evidence-Based Design

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Transforming Universities Through Project Management Information Systems (PMIS)

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Designing Spaces to Produce Online Course Content

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Connecticut 2017 Year in Review

Chad Hollingsworth If you attended an industry event in the last year, you inevitably heard the same refrain: Construction has a productivity problem. According to McKinsey Global Institute research, construction sector labor productivity has been flat for decades, compared to manufacturing, where productivity has nearly doubled over the same period. It is true that construction has been slow to adopt the digital technologies that have streamlined processes and eliminated inefficiencies in other industries. Part of this is due to competing contractor priorities, including securing skilled labor, increased competition, and limited additional resources to devote to IT, but part of this is also due to the lack of readily available, practical, and scalable technology solutions for the industry. Worksites are uniquely chaotic and challenging physical environments, and the very nature of a project with countless trades, materials, and heavy machinery and equipment makes constant connectivity a technical challenge. In construction, change is the only constant, and contractors and tech providers have had to work together to develop deployable solutions that add value at all levels of a project. Despite this, over the last year, construction has worked to shed its reputation as one of the least digitized U.S. industries, as conversations across the industry have changed from “We should embrace technology” to “What are the best available solutions and how can we fully leverage them?” The growth of construction-focused, internet-connected technologies such as drones, wearables, and sensors have changed the way contractors approach projects, manage daily site operations and safety, and leverage historical project data at their next jobsite. The explosion of useful, previously untapped, data from site resources — workers, equipment, tools, and materials — is being aggregated and analyzed for real-time, actionable insights across project participants and managers. Looking back, 2017 will be the year that construction returned to the national spotlight, as infrastructure spending, pre-recession levels of construction activity and the skilled labor shortage dominated headlines. With construction backlog passing nine months, skilled labor aging out of the workforce, and

younger workers eschewing the trades for traditional four-year college degrees, contractors are forced to figure out how to accomplish more with the same — or fewer — resources. In this high-stakes industry where every minute counts, builders can’t afford to waste time tracking down the latest blueprints or inputting data from paper logs into Excel spreadsheets. What’s more, the industry can’t afford to take a manual, reactive approach to site safety, relying on other workers to report an injury or safety superintendents to reach each floor and blow an air horn to signal an evacuation. Industry professionals are placing a renewed focus on preconstruction planning and site safety — using new digital tools — in the name of making projects more efficient and cost effective. In order to survive — and thrive — in the new market landscape, contractors are turning to cutting-edge technologies and real-time data. According to BuiltWorlds’ “The Adoption Leaders 50” report, 38% of respondents believe that internetof-things (IoT) and connected jobsites will be the most disruptive emerging technology in the built world, and over 40% believe jobsite sensors or scanners will have the most near-term impact on industry productivity. Investors are taking notice of this trend, too, with roughly $433 million in disclosed funding across 56 deals as of October 2017, according to CB Insights. Forward-thinking firms are developing dedicated innovation positions, with 69% of BuiltWorlds’ “Adopters” saying they expect significant growth in the number of tech positions at their organization. General contractors are also implementing formal strategies to identify, research, pilot, and adopt new technologies across their organization. By committing to a “try” mentality, and taking a comprehensive, integrated approach to data collection, data security, and data analysis, contractors are expanding their virtual toolbox to advance preconstruction, scheduling, operational, safety, and quality assurance initiatives companywide. Construction technologies are connecting traditionally siloed project participants — owners, architects, and contractors — with robust workforce, equipment, and safety data, creating a single stream of information that can be used to improve project management and execution. Together, these 2017 developments are raising construction’s profile, attracting a new generation of workers, and determining processes and practices that will build construction’s future into 2018 and beyond. Chad Hollingsworth is co-founder and CEO of Triax Technologies, of Norwalk, Conn., an active member of The Construction Institute.



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December 2017

Awards PROCON Named Among NH Best Companies to Work For

Manchester, NH – PROCON was recently named one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in the Granite State by the Business NH Magazine. PROCON is an architectural, engineering, and construction management firm all under one roof, and was selected as a “best company” winner for creating a high engagement workplace for its nearly 200-strong employees. Beyond built-in collaboration is a definable environment of generosity, gratitude, and service to one another, where people matter as much as their hard

Employees of PROCON celebrate the company’s being named one of the “Best Companies to Work For”

work. Enthusiasm is a common thread in the culture, egos are left at the door, and “T E A M” is not a cliché, but a way of life. Caring starts at the top with the friendly CEO Mark Stebbins, and carries over to approachable co-presidents and an executive leadership team who know all the employees by name. Healthcare premiums may be on the rise, but PROCON has not raised employee premiums in over 19 years; instead, the company picks up the difference when insurance rates increase.

Work anniversaries are celebrated, birthdays are acknowledged, and all this is liberally sprinkled with fun, teambuilding activities throughout the year. Past and present events have included amusement park trips, family-fun day, cook-outs, rock-climbing, golfing days, Patriots and Red Sox events, and more. One of the company’s annual gifts to employees is a gift card to Land’s End with a wide assortment of corporate apparel for employees to choose. What’s more, the company also passes along its profits with annual bonuses and surprise

extra paychecks that are given randomly throughout the year to all employees. PROCON believes in “walking the talk” and nowhere is this more apparent than in its financial transparency. Every quarter there is an “open book” financial meeting revealing the company’s current profit and loss margins, followed by questions and answers with the CEO. Such honesty about their books empowers employees with powerful messages such as “We trust you” and “Your hard work makes us successful.”

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December 2017


ABC NH/VT 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards Concord, NH – Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT recently presented awards at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, N.H. Winning companies were presented with awards for Excellence in Construction; Contractor of the Year; Safety; Diversity; and several other categories. 2017 Excellence in Construction Award Winners Chairman’s Award

Multi-Weld Services, Inc. Ohrstrom Library, Phase 2 at St. Paul’s School Mechanical

DECCO, Inc. (Merit Award) Lonzo Mono, Portsmouth, N.H. Metals

Multi-Weld Services, Inc. (Excellence Award) Ohrstrom Library, Phase 2 at St. Paul’s School Environmental Remediation

EnviroVantage (Excellence Award) Wood Island Life Saving Station Residential Private Residence Over $1 Million

Meridian Construction Corporation (Merit Award) Blackey Cove Estate Commercial $2 Million – $5 Million

Sullivan Construction, Inc. (Merit Award) Curriculum Associates Inc.

Commercial $5 Million – $10 Million

Fulcrum Associates (Excellence Award) Newport Health Center Methuen Construction Co., Inc. (Merit Award) MC World Headquarters Co., Inc.

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston/Watertown Project Team photo by PROCON

Commercial Over $10 Million

The MacMillin Company (Excellence Award) Scott-Farrar at Peterborough

Winner: PROCON (Excellence Award and Sustainable Building Award) Residence Inn by Marriott – Watertown Institutional/Public $2 Million – $5 million

North Branch Construction (Excellence Award) Ohrstrom Library, Phase 1 and 2 Renovations at St. Paul’s School

Brightview Senior Living Community, Canton MA Project Team photo by PROCON

Institutional/Public Over $10 Million

Eckman Construction Co., Inc. (Excellence Award and Sustainable Building Award) Regional Training Institute & Barracks Facility Design-Build

PROCON, Inc. (Excellence Award) Brightview Senior Living – Canton

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High-Profile Focus: CT ABC Awards


December 2017

Connecticut ABC 15th Annual EIC Award Honors Top Contractors

Connecticut Chapter

Southington, CT – CT ABC hosted its 15th annual Excellence in Construction awards ceremony in October at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, with over 600 professionals from the CT AEC industry in attendance. The event honored construction companies and subcontractors who performed work on outstanding construction projects completed as of October 2017. Among the chapter’s STEP safety program participants, the following contractors won a “Best of the Best”

Large General Contractor: Cianbro Corporation Small General Contractor: W.M. Schultz Construction, Inc. Specialty Subcontractor: EMCOR Services New England Mechancial Leadership Award: Mike Franck, Safety Supervisor, Cianbro Corporation Co-Legislators of the Year: Rep. David Baram and Senator Kevin Witkos Hero Award: Vince Attwater Young of G. Donovan Associates, Inc. in appreciation for his dedication to Conn.’s veterans and the Open Shop Salute program.

Legacy Award: Bob Hollis of Central Connecticut Fire Protection in recognition of his passion, dedication, and vision, and for being an integral part of CT ABC’s Construction Career Days.

Excellence in Construction Award recipients: C.E. Floyd Company, Inc. Ethel Walker School – Centennial Center

KBE Building Corporation Jewish Senior Services, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

Cianbro Corporation Manning LNG Storage and Trucking Facility

Notch Mechanical Constructors Pepperidge Farm Sugar Silo & Automation Project

Crest Mechanical Services Goodwin Hotel

S/L/A/M Construction Services Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, 103 Woodland Street Renovation

Enterprise Builders, Inc. Loom City Lofts Interstate Electrical Services Corporation Columbia Gas Operations Center Campus

Viking Construction, Inc. Davis Gardens

Industry Tribute Award: Allen V. Herring in recognition of his leadership, creativity, and service to the state of Conn.


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Merit Award recipients: Enterprise Builders, Inc. Colony Street Transit Oriented Development Robert Benson Photography


KBE Building Corporation Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall, University of Connecticut

Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. Exterior Restoration New Haven Courthouse GA #23 Nosal Builders, Inc. State Veterans’ Cemetery Expansions and Improvements


KBE is honored to have worked with our exceptional clients, designers, and trade contractors who make our projects possible.

CT ABC Chris Fryxell addresses a crowd of over 600 construction industry professionals.



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High-Profile Focus: CT ABC Awards

C.E. Floyd wins for Ethel Walker School – Centennial Center / Gregg Shupe Photography

S/L/A/M Construction Services wins for Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, 103 Woodland Street Renovation


KBE Building Corp. wins for The Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall Robert Benson Photography

KBE Building Corp. wins for Jewish Senior Services, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus/Paul Burk Photography UT, Austin Dell Medical School


Sacred Heart University Connecticut

The year’s Best in Show was awarded to Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. for its Penfield Reef Lighthouse Project. This top designation was chosen by the panel of judges as the year’s best of the best.

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High-Profile Focus: MA ABC Awards


December 2017

ABC MA Celebrates 25th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

Burlington, MA – The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC MA) congratulates 10 member companies that earned Eagle and Merit Awards at the 25th annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA), which recognize overall excellence in project execution,

craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction. The diverse group of winners include a state-of-the-art three-story athletic facility, exterior façade installation of the brandnew UMass Amherst Integrated Design Building, replacement of an antiquated pump station built in the 1890s with a new water treatment plant in Falmouth, Mass., complete construction of a new life sciences building for the Hartwell Innovation Campus in Lexington, Mass., a 10,000sf learning center for Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., and restoration of the Wood Island Life Saving Station in Kittery, Maine, which was almost 90% decayed.

Excellence in Construction Award Winners: Bald Hill Builders Clarke/Crosswater Showroom Remodel, Milford, Mass.

EnviroVantage: Wood Island Life Saving Station, Kittery, Maine

Bowdoin Construction Corp. One Cabot Road Common Area Renovation, Medford, Mass.

JM Coull, Inc. Whitinsville Christian School Fine Arts Center & Gym, Whitinsville, Mass.

BW Kennedy & Co. 115 Hartwell Ave. Core and Shell, Lexington, Mass.

Methuen Construction, Inc. Construction of the Long Pond Water Treatment Plant, Falmouth, Mass.

Cutler Associates Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, New Learning Center, Weston, Mass.

R&R Window Contractors, Inc. UMass Integrated Design Building, Amherst, Mass.

Delphi Construction, Inc. Marston’s Mills Custom Residential, Marston Mills, Mass.

Windover Construction Cushing Academy, Watkins Field House, Ashburnham, Mass.

EICA is one of ABC MA’s signature events, recognizing member contractors who, along with their project teams, help raise the standards of excellence in the construction industry. Over 200 ABC MA members gathered at the Boston Marriott Burlington to celebrate the very best construction projects its companies have to offer. continued to page 23

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High-Profile Focus: MA ABC Awards

Cutler Associates accepts award for the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary’s New Learning Center

(l-r) George Taran of Bowdoin, Emery Bond of The Davis Companies, Scott Harris of Bowdoin, Karen Estabrook of Margulies Perruzzi Architects and Jason Biedrzycki of The Davis Companies, accept award for One Cabot Road Common Area renovation


New 11,000 SF Library and Learning Center for Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, MA; by Cutler Associates / photo by Mike Sears Photography

One Cabot Road Common Area Renovation

Wood Island Life Saving Station Delphi’s team accepts the award for Marston’s Mills project

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Long Pond Water Treatment Plant, Falmouth, Mass

2017 EIC Eagle Award Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Learning Center 

Folks from Methuen and Tata & Howard accept the award for Long Pond Water Treatment Plant

Folks from JM Coull and Dixon Salo Architects accept the award for the Whitinsville Christian School Fine Arts Center & Gym

R&R Window Contractors accept the award for the UMASS Integrated Design Bldg

Matt Grosshandler of Bald Hill accepts award for Clarke/Crosswater Showroom Remodel

Collaborative, value-added facility solutions Northeast Mid-Atlantic Southeast Windover accepts the award for Cushing Academy - Watkins Field House

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High-Profile Focus:AGC MA Build New England Awards


December 2017

AGC MA Announces

2017 Build New England Awards Boston – Every two years, AGC of Massachusetts presents the Build New England Awards, a juried awards program recognizing owners, architects, and contractors for their project team effectiveness. On October 26 of this year, more than 250 industry colleagues attended AGC’s bi-annual Build New England Awards, honoring nine projects

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Winthrop Middle | High School / photo Ed Wonsek

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Boston Public Library / Bruce T. Martin Photography

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High-Profile Focus: Awards


Delphi Wins MassHousing Award

December 2017

NHBR Honors Dylan Cruess

for Hiring Women-Owned Businesses

(l-r) Timothy Sullivan, executive director of MassHousing; Chris Thompson, director of project development of Delphi Construction; Joe Mastromatteo, VP of Delphi; and Karen Kelleher, deputy director of MassHousing

Waltham, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc. was honored by MassHousing for its achievement in hiring Women Business Enterprises in construction. The multi-market construction management, general contracting, and specialized preconstruction services firm received an award for highest WBE dollar percentage among all recognized general contractors during the ceremony held on November 3 at One Beacon Street, Boston. Jake Simmons, CEO of Delphi Construction, expressed his company’s appreciation upon receiving the award from MassHousing. “Delphi has always had a strong commitment to diversity

and inclusion, both in terms of Women Business Enterprises and Minority Business Enterprises. We are pleased to be recognized by MassHousing for that commitment and honored to have received the General Contractor Award for Excellence.” The award ceremony featured welcoming remarks from Andrea Laing, director of the Diversity and Inclusion Division at MassHousing, followed by remarks from Timothy Sullivan, executive director, MassHousing, and MBE owner Ricky Malrani. The award was presented to Delphi by James Fortune of the Diversity and Inclusion Division.


(l-r) Jeff Feingold, editor NHBR; Dylan Cruess, COO TFMoran; and Sharron McCarthy, publisher NHBR / courtesy photo

Manchester, NH – Dylan Cruess, TFMoran’s chief operating officer, was presented the 2017 Business Excellence Award in Real Estate and Construction by NH Business Review. The award reception was held on November 1 at the Radisson hotel in downtown Manchester. This event recognizes the imagination, hard work, innovation, and achievements of New Hampshire business owners and operators. “Dylan’s leadership, work ethic, passion for community involvement, and vision for TFMoran are why he is being honored with this award,” announced Mike Morin, NHBR’s award presenter.

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December 2017


Amenta Emma Receives AIA Design Recognitions

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Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced that two of its senior living projects have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects Design for Aging Review (AIA DFAR). The Caleb Hitchcock Memory Care Neighborhood at Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield was honored with a Special Recognition Award. The addition to an existing Assisted Living

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High-Profile Focus: Awards

December 2017

Erland Receives AGC MA Build New England Award

A welcoming lobby with reception desk / Shupe Studios Exterior of John and Diane Kim Autism Institute / Shupe Studios

Burlington, MA – Erland Construction recently received a Build New England Performance Award from the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA). The Erland team was recognized for building the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute at the New England Center for Children in Southborough, a school that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with autism, locally and internationally, through education, research, and technology. Designed by Dixon Salo Architects of Worcester, the 33,000sf, three-story addition serves as a research and education

Training room / Shupe Studios

center for educators, parents, and students. The institute also includes specialty rooms for training and observation that are designed for education research. For Erland, the new building is a remarkable project, knowing that it will provide longterm benefits for the researchers, teachers, students, and families affiliated with the globally recognized school. Since school was in session during construction, Erland paid attention to the safety of the students. Due to the uniquely special, sensitive environment at the NECC, Erland’s team took great care to avoid disrupting daily activities

and greatly reduce students’ exposure to noise, dust, or vibrations caused by construction. The team installed a complex card reader security system on doors in the construction areas and stayed in constant communication with NECC faculty and staff. Erland executives were so impressed by the work that NECC accomplishes that the company formed the Erland Charitable Foundation, which raises funds to support community organizations and charities. Last year, the foundation held its inaugural event, “Strike Out Autism,” to benefit NECC. Erland employees were

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High-Profile Focus: Awards

PROCON Wins Two ABC Awards

Brightview Senior Living Community Canton, MA / photo by Bob Umenhofer

Bedford, NH – PROCON of Manchester recently took home Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC NH/VT) Excellence in Construction awards for two of its projects: Brightview Senior Living Community in Canton, Mass, and the Residence Inn by Marriott in Watertown, Mass. The opening of Residence Inn Boston/ Watertown, was a welcomed addition to a city whose last new hotel opened over 50 years ago. Owner Boylston Properties of Boston teamed up with PROCON for the first time by selecting them as the construction manager. PROCON worked closely with project designer Stantec Architecture (AKA ADD Inc.) of Boston, to take its design from concept to an upscale 108,000sf,

150-room hotel. The efforts paid off: The Residence Inn won an Excellence in Construction award in the “Commercial Over $10 Million” category and also collected a “Sustainability Award” for its LEED Silver design and construction. Also earning an Excellence in Construction award in the “Design/Build” category was Brightview Senior Living Community in Canton, Mass. PROCON collaborated with longtime partner Shelter Development of Baltimore, Md., to design and build the 160-apartment senior living community. The building’s elegant architectural design added a Victorian touch to the Canton neighborhood. At 167,000sf, it features resort style living with robust amenities for older adults and is less than 30 minutes from Boston.

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December 2017

Two from Gilbane Earn CT AGC Award EnviroVantage Recognized for Excellence

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his accomplishments include establishing Gilbane as a CHASE Blue Level partner with OSHA in 2007. He also earned certification as Master Trainer by JMJ, allowing him to train other Gilbane employees to become Incident Injury Free instructors. Additionally, Glenn Nielson, sr. general superintendent, received “Best of the Best” recognition in the Construction Supervisor category, recognized for his 47-year industry experience. In 22 years with Gilbane, he has led field supervision for the Conn. Convention Center, Jackson Laboratory Research Facility, Enfield High School, and numerous others.

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Burlington, MA – EnviroVantage received the Eagle Award at the recent 25th annual Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards. EnviroVantage took home the award for its outstanding work on Wood Island Life Saving Station in Kittery, Maine. The town of Kittery’s 2009 plan to demolish the structure motivated a small group of locals to form the Wood Island Life Saving Station Association (WILSSA) with the declared intention of restoration and reuse.

EnviroVantage was contracted to perform select demolition and remediation services as part of a long-term restoration and transformation plan. It performed abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials, shoring of the building, and the removal and cataloging of all millwork for restoration with support solely from Waste Management for waste removal containers. The Eagle award recognizes the overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction.

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Glastonbury, CT – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut has named Gilbane Building Company’s John Hawley, LEED AP, HCC, 2017 General Contractor/Construction Manager of the Year and Dennis Mullen 2017 Safety Professional of the Year. Hawley is a construction industry veteran with 32 years of experience and 20 years with Gilbane. In his current role, he is responsible for overall sales, operations, financial management, and strategic direction of the Connecticut Business Unit. Mullen began his career with Gilbane in 1997 as a project safety supervisor. As Gilbane’s New England safety director,

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December 2017

Gawron Turgeon Wins IIDA Competition




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Scarborough, ME – Gawron Turgeon Architects, P.C. (GTA) has been named a winner of the International Interior Design Associations 6th annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition that honors and celebrates outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of healthcare interior spaces. GTA was recognized in the category of Extended Care and Assisted Living Facilities, for The Mooring on Foreside in Cumberland. “We are thrilled that such a very special project, which challenged current assisted living industry standards, was recognized in this manner,” stated Rebecca Dillon, principal at Gawron Turgeon Architects.

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Burlington, MA – Bowdoin Construction was recognized as a Merit Award Winner at the ABC Massachusetts Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards dinner, which took place at the Boston Marriott Burlington on Thursday, November 16. The One Cabot Road Common Area Renovation project was the nomination that successfully grasped victory for Bowdoin. Bowdoin renovated all common area amenities at One Cabot Road in Medford for The Davis Companies. Designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects, the newly revitalized space features an illuminated glass and wood panel wall and ceiling system in the main lobby, as well as a new curved glass guardrail system at the stairs and balconies. The entrance lobby and elevator lobbies also received

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December 2017

UMass Old Chapel Gets Historic Preservation Award Finegold Alexander Architects Boston – The Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has been recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission with a 2017 Historic Preservation Award. Finegold Alexander Architects served as the architect for the project. The Old Chapel building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus is the university’s most iconic building and a lasting reminder of its early history as the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Originally designed by prominent Worcester architect Stephen Carpenter Earle and completed in 1885, it is a richly detailed Richardsonian Romanesque-style building. Two-and-a-half stories in height, with a square footprint, the building features a four-story bell tower, crossgable roof, round-arched window and door openings, rough-cut gray Pelham granite blocks, and red-brown Longmeadow sandstone trim. The building’s two-year, $21 million renovation transformed the shuttered chapel into a vibrant student and event center. This restoration and rehabilitation project has returned the Old Chapel, with its distinctive stone tower, clock, and carillon, to its place as the actively used, emblematic center of the UMass Amherst campus. The Old Chapel was originally


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conceived as a multipurpose building, with a chapel for assemblies with a library and reading room. The chapel quickly became the pride of the campus. By 1936, the ever-increasing number of students enrolled, combined with the opening of the Goodell Library, led to the renovation of the first-floor library into additional classrooms, seminar rooms, and a lecture hall. The Old Chapel served as a classroom building for the

next 60 years, as well as the home of the Minuteman Marching Band in the 1960s, but it was closed in 1996 due to the deterioration of the tower as well as code and access deficiencies. Although not in use for almost 20 years, the Old Chapel’s location at the heart of the campus meant that it was passed by most students each day, and continued to be a symbolic centerpiece of the university. “The project is representative of the

evolving role of preservation on college campuses across the country,” said Regan Shields Ives, principal, Finegold Alexander Architects. “We were able to preserve the beauty of the building while at the same time transform the underutilized campus icon to a dynamic campus center used by the entire University of Massachusetts Amherst community.” In 2014, a committee began the process of evaluating the building for both restoration and rehabilitation. Its goal was to find a design solution that met accessibility and code requirements while still keeping the building’s historic integrity. The solution devised by Finegold Alexander Architects, known as the “The Pavilion,” creates an integrated, landscaped terrace with accessible ramps and a glass entry pavilion on the south elevation. “The Pavilion” also balances the addition of contemporary systems without disturbing the historic fabric. Creative interventions such as lowering the basement floor, adding an underground mechanical vault, and a strategic elevator insertion further solved code, access, and building performance goals while preserving the distinctive features of the building. The building is LEED Gold certified.

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December 2017



It’s hard to heal patients in a dirty environment. Hartford, CT – S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) was recently honored with a first-place Excellence in Construction award in the renovation category, from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Connecticut, for its work on the Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center renovation project in Hartford. Funding requirements and an immediate need to occupy the building greatly influenced the approach and phasing for this complex project. From day one through construction completion, the second floor remained fully occupied by Saint Francis, which required a plan to manage the extensive demolition and reconstruction of the floors above and below the space. The team also had to develop a process to decommission the existing building’s mechanical/ electrical/plumbing (MEP) systems while maintaining the building operations of the occupied spaces. Phase 1 began in December 2012 with the systematic gut and renovation of the entire MEP infrastructure, bathroom

cores, elevator, roofing, and interior spaces of the building. This also included the installation of temporary utilities, MEP systems, and sewer ejector pumps with temporary plumbing to maintain operations of a bathroom core. Saint Francis occupied each floor as it was completed, which required a temporary certificate of occupancy per floor. In preparation for the eventual inclusion of the data center on the first floor, the team included upgrades to the infrastructure and MEP systems needed to support the future data center load, a key planning strategy to avoid any reconstruction and building disruptions needed to construct the future data center. Phase 2 began in November 2015, after 10 months of planning and design of the data center spaces. The tier 3 requirements included multiple redundant utility feeds, communications, cooling systems, and standby power. Continuous power was provided by dual uninterruptible power systems (UPS) feeding the data center load until the three 750 kw generators were online.

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Carver, MA – The Carver Fire Headquarters and Training Facility has been named a 2017 Gold Station Design Award winner by Firehouse Magazine. The national program recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments across the country. The Carver Fire Headquarters was awarded Gold in the Volunteer/Combination Department category and is recognized for its functionality, cost benefit, vision, and Carver Fire pride. The Carver Fire Headquarters and Training Facility was designed by Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. of Foxborough, in association with Mitchell Associates Architects of Voorheesville, N.Y. Daedalus Projects, Inc. of Boston served as the owner’s project manager, and M. O’Connor Contracting, Inc. of West Roxbury, Mass., was the general

contractor. The 21,273sf headquarters building includes five double-deep apparatus bays with support spaces, including decontamination, laundry, SCBA, and storage rooms. A mezzanine provides additional storage as well as opportunities for in-station training. The main level of the station also includes an 80-seat training room with industrial kitchen which is used for department events, a fire dispatch center, administrative offices, a firefighter company room, and a turnout gear room. The upper level includes bunk rooms, exercise room, and chaplain’s office. A separate 3,220sf training facility is located at the rear of the site next to a helicopter landing pad, allowing firefighters to practice real-life fire scenarios onsite.

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December 2017

KBE Builds Excellence at JSS and UConn Storrs Hartford, CT – The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus at Jewish Senior Services (JSS) in Bridgeport, Conn., and the Next Generation Connecticut Hall at University of Connecticut in Storrs were both recognized by the ABCConnecticut chapter’s annual Excellence in Construction awards. The Jewish Senior Services project took the top award in its category, while the Next Generation Connecticut residence hall at UConn won the merit award in its category. KBE provided construction-managerat-risk services for the Jewish Senior Services complex, a 372,000sf skilled nursing and assisted living facility featuring the state’s first household model of care. The award-winning team included Perkins Eastman Architects (architect of record), Fuss and O’Neill (landscape

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technology, engineering, and math programs. The project was completed in record time, despite the worst winter on record and the complexities of building on the tiny site, with adjacent work underway and the need to tie into other underground utility improvement projects. The new senior living community for Jewish Senior Services

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architect), Kohler Ronan (MEP engineer), Pereira Consulting (civil engineer), and Weidlinger Associates (structural engineer). KBE also was design-builder and constructor at risk for the new, $85.5 million Next Generation residence hall complex in Storrs for UConn’s Next Generation initiative to support science,


BL Companies (civil engineer), WSP Flack + Kurtz (MEP engineer), and Peter Doo Consulting (LEED consultant). Newman Architects served as bridging architect, with BVH Integrated Services as MEP bridging architect. Both Newman Architects and BVH were closely involved throughout construction as UConn’s design consultants.

The design-build team overcame one of the worst winters on record to meet UConn’s schedule / Robert Benson Photography

The UConn project team included: JSA Architects (architect of record), DiBlasi Associates (structural engineer),

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Technology and Innovation Advantages of Prefabricated Construction

by Otto Kinzel Prefabricated construction has been around for several decades now, yet there seems to be a lot of confusion over what benefits and advantages prefabricated construction offers. It is my personal experience that it comes down to a preformed perception of what prefab entails and where the specific opportunities are on a given project. Prefabricated construction can often lead to significantly shorter project schedules, greater safety for the workers involved, better jobsite coordination, and a greater control over the quality of the materials being prefabricated. Advantages to project schedule

One of the biggest competitive advantages a contractor can achieve on a construction project is the ability to meet and exceed the project’s schedule. Weather delays,

ability to keep other trades working (for example, foundations being poured while exterior EIFS wall panels are being fabricated, or while a roof system is shop-fabricated). This greatly improves productivity and in the overall schedule can save weeks, sometimes even months (depending on the size of the project) on the schedule.

Prefabrication… in progress

material shortages, and production delays are just some of the issues that can lead a project to fall behind schedule. Also, projects with multiple phases can often be on a very tight deadline for completion. Prefabrication offers the contractor significant advantages in all of these areas by being able to manufacture the applicable scope of a given project in a climate-controlled, offsite venue that allows for a completed assembly (e.g., structural components, finish assemblies, mechanical assemblies, etc.) to be delivered intact to the site. This also helps to eliminate the need to coordinate several trades who would typically work on the same portion of a job at once. Another advantage is having the


OSHA refers to the controlling of a safety hazard at its source as engineering control. All jobsite environments have some inherent danger; it’s the nature of our profession. Prefabrication can (and should) be viewed as a way of controlling potential jobsite hazards by moving the scope of this work to an offsite location.

For example, of the “fatal four” causes of jobsite fatalities that OSHA lists on their site, falls account for almost 39% of total deaths in construction. Our experience with prefabricating walls, roof systems, and other materials is that we can limit the amount of exposure a worker has when it comes to height. This is almost always substantially less than what the worker would experience building it onsite, as we have them on the ground and, at most, only a couple feet off the ground when absolutely necessary. On an active jobsite this traditionally requires a worker to be several feet (and sometimes stories) up in the air, thus greatly increasing the chances of a fall. It’s worth repeating that being able to Continued to page 41

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December 2017

An Interview with Michael Carr Sales • Design • Installation • Inspections • 24/7/365 Service

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MC: We’re regularly trying new things and pushing the envelope; you don’t make progress without taking risks. It’s not risk-taking for Michael Carr the sake of it, but it is not knowing the first time you do something how it’s going to be received or how it’s going to go over — it’s all about making advances and learning from it. Beyond the pressure of the customer and product need, there are so many other people that are a part of Touchplan and its success, like shareholders and staff. I constantly want to figure out how to get their best thinking incorporated in what we do and work to build an environment where they and their ideas flourish HP: What is the biggest takeaway you’d like everyone to come away with about MOCA Systems and Touchplan? MC: We’ve all been conditioned to think that you can only pick two things out of time, cost, and scope. An example is the thought that if you want to get something done faster for less, you’ll have to pay for it with reduced scope. There is a way to do all three, or at least improving one while you hold the two others fixed. Touchplan helps people achieve this; it’s like having a superpower — giving people this ability. What Touchplan is about is finding ways to help people not have to make that tradeoff because there are efficiencies out there that were previously untapped and they’re difficult to get to in something like construction where there are dozens of stakeholders, a high degree of coordination, and a whole bunch of things outside of people’s control. These elements make a resolution even more difficult to come by. So we’ve come up with a system to move the team to a whole new level — a new norm — of what is possible. HP: What else do you wish people knew about your tech? MC: That we’re paying for the sins of other software that’s tried to serve this space. Others have given people a reason to think tech is not going to add value, it’s hard, or it’s just another thing I have to learn. The truth about the tech is that — especially in our personal lives — we’ve all seen and experienced how beneficial it


is when it is built right. User experience is paramount and makes all the difference. A good example is the smartphone; it’s able to do things that you couldn’t do before, because it’s well thought out, made more human, and now, it’s part of our lives where we don’t even know how to operate without it. Touchplan has been made with that in mind — to support, not force, and to accommodate the way you do things. That’s our real focus. People only believe something when their peers start to advocate for it; we’re starting to see that chain effect, but I wish everyone knew it already.

“ The truth about the tech is that — especially in our personal lives — we’ve all seen and experienced how beneficial it is when it is built right. User experience is paramount and makes all the difference.” “ A good example is the smartphone; it’s able to do things that you couldn’t do before, because it’s well thought out, made more human, and now, it’s part of our lives where we don’t even know how to operate without it.”

HP: What makes you want to continue on this path? MC: Everyone at Touchplan is passionate about serving what we see as an underserved industry. Some of it is out of jealousy of other industries; there is no reason they should get all the cool tech and construction has none. Also, it’s not just about making money — everyone at this company wakes up in the morning and knows they are a part of something big. Can you imagine if, as an industry, we are one day able to build two hospitals or schools for the price of one? For us, Touchplan is a big part of getting us there. That’s a worthy cause to get up for in the morning, right?

High-Profile: Technology and Innovation

December 2017


Procore Named on Deloitte Tech. List Boston – Recently, Procore announced it had, once again, been included on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list — coming in at No. 147. Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 is a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America. Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth over a three-year period (2013 through 2016). Procore grew 758% during this period, earning them a spot on the list. This is a jump in their growth compared to last year, when they were listed No. 151 with 566% growth. “The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world-class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to

for Construction Managers all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers. Procore’s continued employee growth, global expansion into new countries like Australia and Canada, along with the launch of new products has helped fuel the company’s growth this year. In 2017, Procore launched Construction OS, a platform designed to run the entire life cycle of construction ––connecting every application, device, person, and business operation to an integrated and expandable platform –– plus, two new products: Construction Financials and Quality and Safety.

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build in a controlled, offsite environment with a qualified, lean construction crew is not only time saving but also significantly safer. It’s much easier to enforce specific protocols and procedures than on an active jobsite that is using stick frame construction. More trades equals more works, typically with scaffolding and other materials scattered about. This added obstruction of the available space typically increases the chance of injury for one of the workers on these sites. Quality control

Taking into consideration today’s highly complex wall assemblies, which could incorporate everything from light-gauge headers, to HSS tube steel and multiple layers of blocking, to weather barrier, continuous insulation, a heightened sense of control over the manufacturing quality is very important. At Atlantic Prefab, we never see a “stock” wall panel that can be built from generic specifications; rather, every wall panel project is vastly different from the previous job we’ve been contracted to build. Again, having the full use of a climate controlled, purposebuilt area to manufacture said materials is critically important. For example, at Atlantic Prefab, we own our own facility that is in excess of 130,000sf. Our team does not have to worry about harsh weather or being exposed to the elements. We are able to closely monitor every step of the process when we are tasked with prefabricating a portion of the building. This includes the design, manufacturing, and delivery.

Because of this, many prefabricated manufacturers are able to also minimize the amount of waste generated by the materials being used. A recent case study published on the Medical Construction & Design’s website outlines the sustainability being used in modern construction and specifically the advantages of prefab construction in this area. We see prefabricated construction options increasing within our industry over the next several years. FMI reports in a recent survey that the amount of project work using prefab has almost tripled from 2010 (13%) to 2016 (35%), and there is no indication that the trend will slow down or reverse. In addition, according to the FMI survey results, “Contractors using prefab on more than 50% of their projects are more effective compared to those who do less prefab.” As more and more building professionals become familiar with the benefits of prefab, we feel the availability for this approach on commercial and residential projects will be more sought after. The clear benefits of very high-quality work combined with quick, cost-effective erection and environmentally friendly construction practices will demand that more construction companies give the option of prefabrication very serious consideration for their next project. Otto Kinzel is in sales and estimating for Atlantic Prefab of Wilton, N.H.

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December 2017

Suffolk Hosts Interactive Ribbon Cutting for New Addition to its HQ

Celebrating the The opening ceremony were (l-r) Suffolk Chairman and CEO John Fish, Chief Innovation Officer Chris Mayer, and Northeast President and General Manger Angus Leary with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (far right.) / photo courtesy of Cindy M. Loo

Boston – Suffolk recently hosted a ribboncutting ceremony for a new 38,000sf, three-story addition to its headquarters at 65 Allerton Street in Roxbury. The new space will foster collaboration and innovation among Suffolk employees that will disrupt the industry. In lieu of a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony with an actual ribbon and scissors, the event featured interactive, digital technologies that imitated the ribbon-cutting ritual. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, the new office space includes collaborative work spaces, an auditorium, conference rooms, a café with outdoor seating, an expanded gym with state-ofthe-art equipment, a fitness studio, and a second-floor outdoor terrace.

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The new space is part of Suffolk’s headquarters expansion project, which will also feature a complete interior renovation of its original office building and the launch of a Smart Lab, a collaborative environment that will be used to identify, test, and scale new technologies intended to transform the construction experience and revolutionize the industry. Guests attending the event had an opportunity to demo virtual reality technology and hear about Suffolk’s “build smart” approach and the innovative technologies and processes used to manage construction projects. The speaking program featured Suffolk Chairman and CEO John Fish,

Exterior of new addition at Suffolk’s headquarters in Roxbury, Mass. / Bruce T. Martin Photography

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Suffolk Northeast President and General Manger Angus Leary, and Suffolk Chief Innovation Officer Chris Mayer. Dignitaries attending the event included Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, Massachusetts State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Massachusetts State Representative Nick Collins, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins, Boston Inspectional Services Commissioner William Christopher Jr., Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, Boston City Councilor Frank Baker, Elkus Manfredi Architects Founding Principal David Manfredi, Elkus Manfredi Architects Principal

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Education ARC Designs High Energy School

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Greenwich, CT – ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge of Boston has designed a new middle school building on the Greenwich Country Day School campus which balances ultra-low energy consumption with solar energy production to achieve a nearly net-zero facility. Building on Greenwich Country Day School’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, the design team partnered with this coeducational school for students in nursery through ninth grade to achieve significant energy efficiency by combining a series of high-performance materials, methods, and systems with power production. A whole-roof solar array with more than 13,000sf of panels will supply more than 100% of the new middle school’s energy needs. In addition, an advanced insulated concrete form (ICF) building

envelope, together with high-efficiency mechanical systems, will significantly lower the operating cost of the school. When the middle school opens in the fall of 2018, the building’s predicted Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of 28.6 kBtu psf per year will be approximately half that of a typical K-12 school. The new two-story school will include 19 classrooms and specialty learning spaces arranged along two wings. The classroom wings are linked by an open and active central spine housing the library, media center, and the middle school’s primary gathering space. Connected to the 40,000sf new construction, portions of the existing middle school building, an adapted 19th–century Dutch Colonial house, will be preserved and restored as administrative space.

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December 2017

C.E. Floyd Earns Award for Ethel Walker

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Middletown, CT – The Connecticut Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recognized C.E. Floyd Company, Inc. at the 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards dinner on Oct. 26 for exceptional work on the Ethel Walker School’s Centennial Center. C.E. Floyd Company worked with OMR Architects to deliver the 62,000sf center that provides students with the arts, athletics, and wellness services

needed to empower the students to lead with integrity, confidence, courage, and conviction. Jeff Palmer, C.E. Floyd project executive, commented: “It was very rewarding seeing everyone who worked so hard, not only from C.E. Floyd Company, but from the Ethel Walker School and OMR, enjoy the award together. The project was a success based on the group effort of all involved.”

MassDev Helps AFH Build Addition Boston – MassDevelopment has provided a $10.9 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation to Artists For Humanity (AFH), a Boston nonprofit youth arts enterprise and one of the largest onsite employers of youth in the city. AFH will use proceeds from the allocation to build a 27,871sf addition on its Artists For Humanity EpiCenter headquarters. The addition will allow AFH to double the number of teenage employees who provide fine art and creative services for businesses, institutions, and individuals from 250 to 500; develop pre-apprenticeship vocational programming in technologybased arts media and trades; build a fully equipped maker studio; form new partnerships with universities and

Artists For Humanity EpiCenter headquarters / rendering by Behnisch Architects

industries; and hire more artists and social entrepreneurs to lead its programming. The agency previously provided $2.8 million in tax-exempt bonds for AFH, which the organization used to build its EpiCenter in 2004.

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Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 is conducting ongoing IBEW/ NECA “Code of Excellence” training sessions for all Local 96 members. Local 96 and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Central Mass. Chapter formally instituted the agreement in April 2017, and training began in mid-July. The most recent course, held on October 11, was attended by 40 Local 96 members. Craig Duffy, IBEW international representative, education and training department, conducts all training at the Local 96 union hall in Worcester. The program is focused on a commitment that ensures union electrical workers perform the highest quality and quantity of work on every jobsite, utilize their best skills, and exercise safe and productive

work practices. The Code of Excellence program includes the union’s inside and outside electricians and technicians, as well as members in management and supervisory roles. Thomas Maloney, business manager at Local 96, commented, “The Code of Excellence is an agreement between our workers and our contractors to give 100% in delivering greater value to our customers. Through it, customers are guaranteed that our highly trained and proficient workers perform to the highest level of professionalism and productivity on the job. It’s a commitment that we will meet or exceed our customers’ expectations on every project.” More than 80 Local 96 members, nearly one-third of the Local 96 workforce, have already completed the training.

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December 2017


SLAM Simulates Real-World Environment at Sacred Heart University parking garage is beneath this zone. The brick façade, on the west, fronts human performance space, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and teaching labs. Faculty offices are located within the metal façade of the building, on the north. The building’s central atrium is filled with natural light and designed as an active piece of architecture, linking all

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Fairfield, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative programmed and designed the new 120,000sf, $65 million Center for Healthcare Education at Sacred Heart University, shared between the College of Health Professions and College of Nursing, that officially celebrated its opening this fall. The exterior of the building is designed as three distinct forms that represent the three major programmatic functions of the building. “This helped with the scale of the building’” says Rick Herzer, AIA, design principal at SLAM. “We thought of it as three elegant parallel forms and not just one enormous building with a door.” A main upper plaza receives arriving

users and orients them to the main entrance and central atrium. An adjacent lower plaza features a reflecting pool and a sculpture by David Harber. This more sheltered, contemplative space flanked by an amphitheater of tiered stone seating encourages formal or informal gatherings. The soothing sound of falling water is provided by a spillway that connects upper and lower plazas. Active-learning classrooms, a teambased learning lecture hall, library with study rooms, simulation suite, and a 44seat café are housed within the natural Texas limestone portion of the building, on the south. A concealed 50,000sf

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Nauset Completes Hancock Estates

Delphi Ribbon Cutting East Wareham MA – Representatives of multi-market construction management firm Delphi Construction, together with their client, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), government officials, financing partners, and members of the community, gathered on October 20 for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly rehabilitated Brandy Hill Apartments. The event marked completion of Delphi’s work on the 132-unit affordable housing community owned by POAH, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, create, and sustain affordable, healthy homes that support economic security and access to opportunity for all. The event was emceed by POAH’s asset management director, Kevin Baptista, who was joined by other representatives of the organization including POAH CEO Aaron Gornstein and POAH communities regional property supervisor, Janel Cobb. Also in attendance were Congressman William R. Keating; Mass. State Senator Marc. R. Pacheco; State Representative Susan Williams Gifford; MassHousing Executive Director Tim Sullivan; Maurice

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Barry, Branch Chief of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development along with John Sorel, senior VP of Stratford Capital. Community residents were represented by Donna Hodson, a resident of Brandy Hill Apartments. Delphi’s work on the project included new cementious siding on all 12 buildings, roof replacement at five buildings, the addition of seven handicap-adapted apartments, new gas heating systems for all apartments, the completion of kitchen, flooring, and bathroom upgrades to more than 50 apartments, interior common area upgrades, new fire safety systems in all buildings and apartments, and a new, fully adapted playground.

Chestnut Hill, MA – Nauset Construction recently completed Hancock Estates, an 88-unit luxury apartment community nestled in an idyllic setting just minutes from Boston. Surrounded by acres of protected conservation land, the complex is located within close proximity to prime shopping and dining venues, and offers a luxury rental housing alternative for west suburban residents. Designed by The Architectural Team (TAT), the single-building complex is comprised of 34 one-bedroom and 54 two-bedroom apartments, with 135 covered parking spaces. Interior amenities include a hospitality suite that can be reserved for use by friends and family of the residents, a fitness center with yoga space, theater/

gaming room, private activity room, internet café, business center, and a resident lounge. Exterior amenities include a small children’s playground, a putting green, a dog run and self-service dog wash room, a community garden with raised planting beds, a barbecue area, Bocci court, exterior patio space, and a fire pit. The property is surrounded by 20 acres of protected conservation land, deeded to the town in perpetuity. The open space connects with the existing 20-acre Sawmill Brook Conservation Area and the 5-acre Bald Pate Meadow Conservation Area to create a 50-plusacre swath of green in South Newton. In addition to recreational opportunities, the area preserves a much-needed wildlife habitat.

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Pare Celebrates Gateway Center Newport, RI – Pare Corporation recently participate in the grand opening of the refurbished Newport Gateway Center in Newport. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) retained Pare to provide site and structural engineering services for this $6 million improvement project after the intermodal transit and tourist hub suffered structural and flood damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Pare’s scope of work included the design of steel support columns for new metal-roofed canopies, ADA-accessible crosswalks, a new traffic flow pattern, permeable pavers, and a green stormwater system using five bioretention areas/rain gardens and permeable pavers. Pare worked closely with RIPTA, Northeast Collaborative Architects, and WDA Design Group to create a resilient intermodal transit hub that honors the historic context of Colonial Newport while using advanced technology to ensure the safety of the thousands of people who utilize the facility each year. Federal, state, and local funds were used to repair the facility and make it more resilient to future storms. The

Newport Gateway Center

project ensures that the center is fully accessible and in compliance with federal ADA regulations. It also includes pedestrian safety and bicycle-friendly features, improved signage, a taxi waiting area, and environmentally sustainable elements to collect stormwater onsite and improve drainage. Established in 1970, Pare Corporation operates from offices in Lincoln, R.I., and Foxboro, Mass.

Boston – Copley Wolff Design Group recently announced the relocation of its headquarters into a new space on the 13th floor of 10 Post Office Square in Boston’s Financial District Copley Wolff’s new office is bright and airy and features oversized windows, ample natural light, collaborative work stations, and integrated technology. Notable design elements include a 40-footlong feature wall depicting elements from one of the team’s most prominent projects — the award-winning Assembly Row in Somerville. Additionally, framed photos of the firm’s most notable designs welcome visitors as they enter through reception and are further displayed throughout the entire space. Floor-to-ceiling glass frames the conference room, providing transparency and allowing natural light to penetrate the space. Neutral tones are complemented with the distinctive and playful colors that have been characteristic of Copley Wolff since its founding in 1990. “The new office reflects Copley Wolff’s approach to design, which centers on creating spaces that support interaction, collaboration, and daily inspiration,” said Sean Sanger, principal at Copley Wolff Design Group. “We’re thrilled to be in a new space that establishes an engaging environment as our team is focused on

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kicking off a number of notable new projects set to transform the local landscape.” In addition to new office space, the firm has celebrated a successful and productive year, being designated as the landscape architecture firm for a number of new and notable projects, as well as commemorating the completion of several large-scale design projects. “The new office reflects Copley Wolff’s approach to design, which centers on creating spaces that support interaction, collaboration, and daily inspiration,” said Sean Sanger, principal at Copley Wolff Design Group. “We’re thrilled to be in a new space that establishes an engaging environment as our team is focused on kicking off a number of notable new projects set to transform the local landscape.”

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Laser Scanning: How Our WBE Speeds Up Construction by Laureen Poulakis How do we speed up construction? Are there innovative tools to assist us with accuracy while maintaining integrity of the built environment? For years, contractors and design teams have sought ways to shorten timelines and increase precision. As Boston’s market continues its pace, our team at Brennan Consulting is providing a unique delivery of civil and survey. We continue to look for ways to set us apart here in New England. Our longstanding experience in laser scanning has brought an increase in demand for these services. Laser scanning, also known as high definition surveying (HDS), is a process of high-accuracy mapping that uses laser beams to capture complete three-dimensional detail of the built environment. To minimize risk, laser scanning can be used to: • Obtain as-builts of existing columns, floors, façades, and mechanical equipment. • Assist during tenant fit-up on large project construction. • Reglaze entire buildings. • Relevel concrete floors and calculate new dead loads. • Connect existing to new construction. • Modify building massing to provide nonobstructed views to a billboard/sign.

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Perry Hall, Francis College of Engineering for UMass Lowell Brennan Consulting surveyors are currently working on the Perry Hall project at UMass Lowell; a $50 million renovation of its historic Engineering Building. According to UMass, the renovations “will create flexible, medium-service labs in areas central to the Massachusetts economy, including biomedical, chemical, and environmental engineering, as well as biomanufacturing and clean energy.” Brennan’s laser scanning services are being used to relevel existing concrete floors, calculate added dead loads, and provide a comprehensive analysis of future structural issues prior to construction.

75 Braintree Street, Allston Mass., for Waypoint Companies Brennan Consulting is also performing civil, survey, laser scanning, and permitting for one of the latest residential developments by Waypoint Companies. The six-story mixed use project in Allston is located between Braintree Street and the Massachusetts Turnpike. Young professionals are the target audience for the 80unit apartment complex with restaurants, shops, clubs, and underground parking. Construction is currently wrapping up, and the building is LEEDS Certified Silver, headed for Gold. Brennan surveyors performed mobile laser scanning to ensure that a Clear Channel billboard onsite would not lose visibility due to the new construction. The Massachusetts Turnpike and project neighborhood were laser scanned from the view point of passenger vehicles.

A 3D model of the new building was then superimposed on the mobile scan, illustrating that the top three floors would partially obstruct the billboard. Working with Brennan engineers and surveyors, the architect redesigned the building early in the process, allowing the client to preserve the billboard’s viewshed and honor Clear Channel’s 99-year lease. Brennan Consulting delivers several unique services to minimize client risk The viewshed study for 75 Braintree Street and the concrete floor redesign at Perry Hall are no exception. Working with Brennan, contractors and design teams are finding laser scans identify issues early in the process, saving stakeholders time and money. Stop by www.brennanconsults.com to learn more. Laureen Poulakis is a principal at Brennan Consulting, a WBE-certified company.

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DiPrete Joins Team on WCCU Project Wakefield, RI – DiPrete Engineering has teamed up with NES Group, DRL Architects, Kenyon Law Associates, John C. Carter and Company, TRAC Builders, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., and BETA Group, Inc. on the construction of a new Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) branch and operations center located at 4979 Tower Hill Road in Wakefield.

The new facility will include a 2,400sf branch featuring a technology center, concierge-style stations, privacy offices, coffee area, and a children’s corner. Expected to be open June of 2018, the new operations center will be a two-floor, 27,000sf facility housing a number of employee departments including a call center, accounting, human resources, lending services, marketing, and financial services. DiPrete is providing the site due diligence, surveying, engineering, state/local permitting, and construction assistance.

New Westerly Community Credit Union coming to Wakefield, R.I. / rendering by DRL Architects

The team has also acquired necessary permit approvals from the town of South Kingstown, RIDEM, and RIDOT. “Because the new branch is located within the town’s Route 1 special management district, the design and performance standards are higher than usual,” said Eric Prive, PE, senior project manager at


DiPrete. “The landscape architecture and building aesthetics require more detail.” The new facility will include a 2,400sf branch featuring a technology center, concierge-style stations, privacy offices, coffee area, and a children’s corner. DiPrete worked with the South Kingstown planning staff and planning

board as well as Wakefield Meadows (the site’s neighbors) to create a design that balances all interests while adhering to the construction timeline. “Everyone is working hard to keep this project on schedule,” added Prive. “We’re all looking forward to seeing the final product.”

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A Decade of Change for AEC: 2007–2017 and beyond continued from page 7

goals are increasingly treated as routine and useful elements of the AEC process. Now the bad news

• Risky business: The old adage still holds: A contractor or design firm, regardless of size, is just one job away from bankruptcy. Why, then, do we engage in AEC, an industry where every project is unique, where cash flow is painfully slow, and where profit margins are vanishingly thin? The answer may be in our DNA. Some people thrive as ministers or medical practitioners, others as researchers or teachers. We architects, engineers, and tradespeople just love to build. • Too little talent: The shrinking supply of skilled designers, engineers, administrators, and craft laborers holds frightening implications for AEC. We faced the same problem a decade ago. The industry’s image, competing professions, lack of public leadership, and the demise of vocational training continue to drain the talent pool. This spells trouble for our industry at a time when the nation needs us more. Still, there are glimmers of hope. Look again to the Seaport District. Once a bleak patch of rail yards and parking lots, it’s been on the rise since the 90’s – starting with construction of the Federal

Courthouse. Then came the Seaport Hotel, the World Trade Centers East and West, and the gleaming Boston Convention and Exposition Center. The neighborhood is a great example of radical but sensible change. It’s time for the AEC industry to embrace a similar kind of transformation. To counter the challenges of high risk and insufficient talent, we need to boost our productivity at all levels – from permitting and design to construction, inspection and commissioning. We’ve tried before – with new approaches like design/build, partnering, and total quality management – but have always fallen short. Why? Two deeply rooted cultural forces are at play. First, too many among us believe that our business is inherently adversarial, an attitude reflected in our contracts and working relationships. I reject this premise. Have we forgotten that teamwork is the most successful and satisfying way to complete a project? Do we not share many common goals – among them profit, quality, personal income, safety, on-time completion, and being good neighbors? Why, then, are we so quick to assume an adversarial posture? Yes, we grudgingly cooperate as players on this stage, but do we truly collaborate? There is a big delta

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between these two MO’s. The second cultural problem is lagging productivity. It’s abominable how much time is lost, mainly before construction begins but also once it’s underway, due to failures in defining expectations early, due diligence, document flow, decision making, procurements, payments, and lack of production planning. These lapses waste time on site, frustrate project participants, and drive up costs. As with the Seaport District, where change came slowly and then quickly, the AEC is due for a metamorphosis. We must adapt our ways within the office and on site. One promising option is to embrace Lean for Design and Construction, as the auto

and airplane manufacturing industries have done. The Lean principles, process, and tools seek to eliminate wasted effort and time, put a focus on work of value, emphasize respect, and encourage constructive dialogue. We need nothing less. If Boston’s Seaport District could become a place where innovators are clamoring to work, our industry can do the same. The Seaport’s transition hinged on vision, leadership, and a willingness to take risks. It’s time to pull together and chart a similar path for AEC. Blasdel A. Reardon is Lean Construction Consultant at Strategic Enterprise Technology Inc. in Boston

2017 Year in Review continued from page 16

November Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Amazon in Boston

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Sustainability in Bio-Pharm Manufacturing Facilities: Challenging the Assumptions

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Bringing History to Life in the Seaport

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What Living on Mars Taught Me About Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

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Today’s Workplace Trends Transforming How Law Firms Will Operate in the Future

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December 2017


Green How Dacon Uses Design-Build to Keep Companies Green

by Kevin M. Provencher Natick, MA – In 2014, Dacon completed a 94,000sf project for Crown Uniform & Linen Service in Brockton. The designbuild project delivery method facilitated an integrated design process that focused on high-performance building and process systems, energy savings, cost control, and fast-track project scheduling. Prior to 2014, 85% of Crown’s energy was dedicated to laundry process loads. Dacon strives to keep all clients and projects as green as possible during and after the construction process. With the new integrated design process, waste water from the laundry equipment is now automatically recycled as rinse water in the wash cycles. This new process allows for more than seven million gallons of water to be recycled each year. Any rain that is collected

during the year is harvested on the 80,000sf roof by a siphonic drainage system and directed to a 20,000-gallon cistern. This water supplements the recycled laundry process water, allowing Crown to harvest approximately 1 million gallons of rainwater per year. In addition to conserving water, Dacon incorporated incentives from electric and gas utility providers to reduce the net

Solect Top Rooftop Solar Developer Fairhaven, MA – Fairhaven Housing Authority (FHA), a public housing provider, has partnered with Solect Energy and PowerOptions to install a 236 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its largest housing complex. The array consists of 630 photovoltaic (PV) panels, that are projected to produce 235,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy annually. FHA anticipates the array will provide up to 40% of its facility’s annual electricity, and projects a firstyear savings of $15,700 and an estimated $467,000 in savings over the life of the 20-year agreement The Fairhaven Housing Authority manages 284 units of state-assisted, affordable housing. It had to replace an outdated natural gas system with electric heat at its largest complex. The FHA was concerned that the new electric system would negatively impact its utility budget. The FHA decided to pursue solar, and selected PowerOptions and Solect’s solar program. Under the program, Solect installs, owns, and operates the solar array on the FHA’s roof. Solect then sells the power generated at a fixed rate for a period of 20 years under a power purchase agreement (PPA) negotiated by PowerOptions. “Fairhaven Housing Authority has

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incremental cost and payback to 1.1 years. Overall, these conservation measures have reduced Crown’s site energy use by 20% beyond the IECC requirements. These measures have also allowed Crown to remove more than 1.31 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions every year. As of 2017, Crown’s energy use intensity ranks among the top 5% of similar facilities in the region.

Additional energy conversation methods include a skylight and clerestory windows in the laundry area, where sensing controls adjust the amount of artificial light in response to how much daylight is available. Kevin M. Provencher, LEED AP BD+C, is director of architecture at PDA, Dacon Corporation’s in-house architectural firm.

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Fairhaven Housing Authority’s 236 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its largest housing complex

been very concerned about its rising utility expenses,” said Jean Rousseau, commissioner, Fairhaven Housing Authority. “The authority wanted to do everything it could to proactively curtail our growing energy costs, while also being more ecologically responsible. We were able to do something that contributes to the greater good, and the savings will allow us to continue to maintain our affordable housing and preserve the properties for future generations.”

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December 2017



Red Cross Thanks TFMoran for Support

New Offices for Travis Roy Foundation AEC Firms do Pro Bono Work

TFMoran Bedford staff was presented with a contribution plaque from American Red Cross-NH/VT CEO, Maria Devlin

New foundation offices

Boston – After a sudden and terrible accident on the ice 22 years ago, collegiate hockey star Travis Roy found himself paralyzed and learning to live confined to a wheelchair. Since that time, he has gone on to become a motivational speaker and a pillar of the Greater Boston community. The Travis Roy Foundation — a charity which Roy spent years building ground-up from his home, and focused on spinal cord injury research and promoting independence for individuals who have suffered these injuries — will move into a new office suite in the Prudential Center in Downtown Boston. The move is made possible by an anonymous 10-year gift, and by the contribution of pro bono design services by architecture-and-interiors leader Dyer Brown, as well as other pro bono services from Boston Properties, CBRE, and others. “We’re proud of this special opportunity to deliver our firm’s design services to creating the uplifting and highly functional spaces needed for the Travis Roy Foundation,” says Tara Martin, principal and director of client services for Dyer Brown. “Travis is an inspiring person who makes a daily difference in the lives of countless people.” The 2,000sf space lets Roy operate with considerable independence —

Travis Roy

reflecting the focus of the foundation’s work. Accessibility features are seamlessly integrated into the welcoming, contemporary office interior, including Roy’s desk, which can be raised and lowered with the push of a button. Other design elements supporting accessibility include automatic door release mechanisms in the bathrooms and ADA-compliant motion-activated automatic doors at the entry. “This office will be a game-changer,” says Roy. “Thanks to the team that built it, the foundation now has the office space and the financial ability to hire staff and expand our mission to serve more families and people affected by spinal cord injuries. “We’re grateful for the work by Dyer Brown to help us enhance those lives,” he adds.

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Bedford, NH – On November 9, Maria Devlin, CEO, American Red Cross-NH & VT, visited the TFMoran corporate office to thank the company and staff for generously supporting the Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts. Both the Bedford and Portsmouth offices were presented with a contribution plaque. Devlin explained how the relief efforts were progressing from the devastating hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida. “The employees of TFMoran have shown time and time again that they are

willing to pitch in to help out the people in need whether they are in the next town or half way around the world,” said Dylan Cruess, COO of TFMoran. “That’s the kind of people we are proud to employ here, compassionate and generous.” TFMoran, Inc. and its staff have contributed to the Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts by donating to the American Red Cross. Together the staff donated $2,885, which combined with TFMoran’s $2,500 gave a total donation of $5,385.

KBE Gives to 300+ Familes

More than 80 employees of KBE Building Corporation and their families assembled Thanksgiving meal kits for Conn. and Md. families in need.

Farmington, CT – This year, KBE Building Corporation has provided 302 turkey dinners for families in Conn. and Md. as part of its 9th annual Gift of Gobble event. The event brought together KBE employees and their families to assemble and distribute the boxes to organizations throughout Conn. and Md. Over the last nine years, KBE has provided Thanksgiving meals to more than 1,700 families, feeding an estimated 10,200 people. The meal boxes contained all of the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan. “This year was our largest donation yet and we are so happy we are able to

make a difference in the lives of so many families,” said KBE principal, owner, and CEO Mike Kolakowski. For the event in Conn., KBE purchased all food items from Bozzuto’s, Inc. and received donated boxes from W.B. Mason. In Md., KBE received a donation of $1,000 in gift cards from Giant Foods to help in the philanthropic effort. “Not only is it a great thing to do, but it’s really a wonderful way to team up with our colleagues and our families, and give back to the communities in which we work,” said Kolakowski. KBE’s 9th annual Gift of Gobble event is possible because of the firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

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Jewett Welcomes Kevin Coyle

DMS Adds Two Beverly, MA – DMS design, llc announces the addition of two team members to its architecture and interior design firm. Geraldine Graham joins DMS as director of interiors and Max Brown as a project manager. Graham has over two decades of interior design experience working on educational design projects as well as financial institutions, office spaces, corporate tenant fit-outs, and a wide range of local real estate projects. Before joining DMS, she worked as global design lead for an international commercial real estate firm specializing in corporate interiors. Brown also joins the DMS family as a Massachusetts registered architect in the



role of project manager. He brings years of experience in design development for both single- and multi-family design projects. He brings with him well-honed skills in architectural design and management, construction documentation, and administration.

USGBC Mass Hires Elbaum


Boston, MA – The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter recently announced that it has hired Meredith Elbaum as its new executive director. She is a founding chapter board member with an extensive background championing sustainable design. Celis Brisbin has acted as the interim executive director over the last six months.

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Raymond, NH – Jewett When asked about the new Construction recently welcomed opportunity, Coyle commented, Kevin Coyle to its operations “I am excited to be joining Jewteam as a senior project manager. ett Construction’s team. I enjoy Prior to joining Jewett, he collaborating to solve problems worked for a nationally ranked and to meet or exceed client ENR Top Contractor and expectations. I look forward to brings both field and office developing lasting relationships construction management with new and existing customers experience in mixed-use and Coyle in our continued pursuit of exretail development. cellence in the industry.” With more than 20 years of industry Coyle added that he chose Rayexperience, Coyle utilizes a hands-on mond-based Jewett because it combined approach toward each project, openly the charm of a small-town, family-owned communicating with owners, architects, company with the resources and expeand subcontractors to ensure that the rience to align with some of the most building team is successful and all parties successful companies in the industry. involved are pleased with the results.

Zoe Laird Joins GNCB Old Saybrook, CT – GNCB Consulting Engineers, P.C., has welcomed Zoe Laird, E.I.T., as its new design engineer. Past work experience includes an internship with the Ashtabula County Engineer’s Office in Jefferson, Ohio; tutoring entry-level engineering courses at UNH; acting as counselor for Camp GEMS

(Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) at Ohio Northern University; and several summers at YMCA Camp Fitch holding various positions including tech focus counselor.


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December 22

Forecast 2018


January 22

Life Sciences; Restoration & Renovation


February 20

Institutions and Schools; MEP Annual

March SP

February 20

MEP/Energy Supplement


March 23

Landscape; Senior & Assisted Living


April 23

GLOBALCON Management Show & Conference


May 23

Civil & Landscape; Multi-Residential; Technology & Innovation Healthcare Facilities

March 21-22, 2018 www.globalconevent.com


June 22

Awards; Life Sciences


July 24

Retail; Hospitality

MEDED: The Healthcare and Educational Facilities Design and Construction Event for New England


August 24

Schools & Institutions

May 8-9, 2018 www.mededboston.com


September 21

Corporate; Interiors


October 24

ABX/Greenbuild Edition; Life Sciences

November SP

October 29

Annual Green Supplement


November 21

Award Winners; 2018 Year in Review

Extra circulation is provided through kiosks and at the High-Profile booth during industry trade shows including the following: SCUP NA Regional Conference 2018

March 4-6, 2018 • www.scup.org Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Building Energy Boston

March 8-9, 2018 • www.nesea.org

Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference

June 2018 • www.nebfm.com ABX /Greenbuild 2018

November 28-29, 2018 www.abexpo.com


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Lean Training

December 13 Boston 2018 Forecast

January 7, 24, 31, & February 7

Westin Waterfront

465 Medford Street, Suite 2200, Boston 8:00 AM - 12 Noon Haley & Aldrich is hosting Lean Fundamentals and Lean for Construction Professionals. Massachusetts companies in the AEC industry are eligible for free Lean training. Visit the website for more information on the courses and registration: http://info.haleyaldrich.

Lean Fundamentals

January 18 Getting Techy with it! For more information and to register visit: https://www.bisnow.com/events/boston


BRAGB December 20 2017 Holiday PartyTime:


Union Club of Boston 8 Park Street • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Close out the year and celebrate the season with a great evening of fun, delicious food, cocktails, door prizes, and more. We will be collecting for Toys for Tots. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and get a drink ticket! http://business.bragb.org/events/details/2017-bragb-holiday-party-4932

ABC Connecticut

January 16 Young Contractors Professional Institute

January 5 Winter Lean Construction Series AGC Conference Center, 888 Worcester Street, Suite 40, Wellesley, Mass. 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Following the completion of all seven units, individuals will have a deep knowledge of both the theory and application of Lean Construction. www.agcmass.org

Build the skills you need most now to: Accelerate career advancement; take on new challenges and responsibilities; iImprove job performance, efficiency, and productivity; learn current best practices; win work with existing and new clients, and add greater value in your company


January 10 Emerging Leaders Group Networking Night J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, Conn. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Come join your young professional peers in the construction industry! To RSVP or for more information contact Tim Yester at (860) 838-6220.

January 31 42nd Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut

NAIOP January 26 7th Annual Ski Day Loon Mountain 60 Loon Mountain Rd, Lincoln, NH • 7:15 AM - 7:00 PM Enjoy a fun-filled day on the slopes of Loon Mountain! http://web.naiopma.

Aqua Turf Club, Southington, Conn. 5:30 PM Cocktails and Networking 7:00 PM Dinner and Program

org/events/NAIOP-7th-A nnual-S kiDay-505/details


ISPE Boston

March 21 Northeast Regional Conference 2018

January 18 35 Landsowne Street Cambridge, Mass. 5:30 - 9 PM An exciting walk through the history of automation from the early PLC’s into the present and future. This program will feature a networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. www.ispeboston.org

Four Seasons Harbor East Save the date for the 2018 SMPS Northeast Regional Conference in Baltimore, MD. Early bird registration opening later this summer. Visit the conference website and sign up for updates. https://smpsboston.org/events/upcoming-events

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.






Wishing You and Yours HappyHolidays and a Prosperous New Year Michael and Kathy Barnes, Anastasia Barnes, Thomas D’Intinosanto, Mark Kelly Betsy Gorman, Peggy Dostie, Bonnie Poisson, Yvonne Lauzière, Ralph and Marion Barnes

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