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Healthcare Facilities

Construction on Circle Health’s new facility in Dracut, Mass. is nearing completion. / rendering by Maugel Architects / full story page 25 INDUSTRY EXPERT ARTICLES

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Hallmark Health Opens Melrose-Wakefield Medical Building Optiline Receives 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finegold Alexander Designated WBE Marr Takes on a Big ‘Little’ Project Nauset Breaks Ground on Apartments Universal Window Projects Earn Awards Maugel Architects Celebrates 25 Years



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Construction employment increased in 245 out of 358 metro areas between March 2017 and March 2018, declined in 67, and stagnated in 46, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that trade disputes that could arise from President Trump’s newly imposed tariffs and longterm infrastructure funding shortfalls could threaten future construction employment growth. They noted that many construction firms have already experienced significant increases in what they pay for steel products. Meanwhile, longterm funding shortfalls for infrastructure improvements could undermine demand for many firms’ services. BPDA Launches 3D Smart Model

Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) recently launched a web-based 3D base model of the city of Boston, available for public use for free on the agency’s website, bostonplans.org. The 3D geographic information system (GIS) model supports the BPDA’s goals to implement new solutions to solve complex challenges facing Boston, while providing greater transparency and increased community engagement.

The model includes a visibility assessment tool that will allow planners to determine what portion of a proposed development can be seen from a certain location or viewpoint and a daylight tool to quickly access shadows that will be created by a proposed development. Earth Expo & Convention Center Opens

Boston – Cosponsored by the BSA Foundation and Boston By Foot, and hosted by the Charles Riverboat Company, the 2018 season of Architecture Cruises opened in May. Showcasing spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River Basin, these 90-minute tours continue to be a unique way to explore Boston’s storied architecture heritage and evolving skyline. Tickets are available online at charlesriverboat.com/tickets.

Uncasville, CT- Mohegan Sun recently celebrated the grand opening of the Earth Expo & Convention Center, the property’s $80 million expansion, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Built by A/Z Corp., the 275,000sf center of flexible meeting and event space is located next to the property’s Winter Parking Garage, adjacent to the Earth Tower guest rooms. The first major event held in Earth Expo will be the third annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction of collector cars from June 20 to 23.

Mohegan Sun executives, members of the Mohegan Council, local and state dignitaries, and project partners cut the ribbon for the opening of the Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun.

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New Bedford, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) recently began work on a $3 million addition to the YWCA Southeastern Mass, located at 20 6th Street.

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Boston – LBC Boston has secured financing for a new mixed-use development project that will revitalize Quincy Center and connect with other developments in the area. The company secured financing for a $28-million construction to permanent mortgage from East Boston Savings Bank. Dubbed Nova Residences of Quincy, the seven-story, 153,000sf apartment building located in the 1500 block of Hancock Street will feature 15,000sf of retail and restaurant space at street level and 171 units above. A large glass atrium will connect the apartment building, Hancock Street, and a parking garage behind the building that is currently inaccessible from Hancock Street. Project team members include: developer, LBC Boston; architect, SN Consulting; civil engineer, High Point

Engineering; and construction manager, D.F. Pray. Before any work on the building can begin, the project requires the rerouting and replacing of a portion of the town brook that runs underneath the block. Working closely with LBC Boston, construction manager D.F. Pray has diverted the channel, installed a temporary bypass system, and demolished the original culvert. Culvert Phase 1 is complete, culvert Phase 2 is underway, and foundation work has begun. The foundation will support five stories of light framing over a two-story post-tensioned concrete foundation featuring podium and slabon-grade construction. The cost-effective, higher-density podium construction will maximize space at the street level and the number of stories above.


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Mixed-Use Dev. Breaks Ground

$176M Hotel Breaks Ground

Intercontinental Chair & CEO Peter Palandjian, Mayor Marty Walsh, Eamon O’Marah and John Matteson, both managing partners at Harbinger, and Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty

Boston – Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Harbinger Development recently broke ground on the Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport. The $176 million, dual-branded hotel is being built at 660 Summer Street in the Seaport District of Boston, within the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park adjacent to the Design Center and the Cruise Port Terminal. The general contractor, Suffolk, started construction on the new hotel following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by many local dignitaries, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Architects for the project are Perkins & Will and Group One. Consultants include TR Engel, Bohler, McNamara Salvia, and Lightship. Intercontinental

and Harbinger entered into a long-term land lease with the Boston Economic Development Industrial Commission last year. The hotel will include a 14-story tower, more than 400 guestrooms, and excellent amenities, including 7,400sf of prime restaurant/retail space, a fitness center, heated pool, business center, complimentary breakfast, nearly 60 second-floor valet parking spaces, and an outdoor terrace. The new Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport will bring needed value-focused lodging options and additional hotel room supply to the Seaport District and overall Boston market. The project will also create nearly 400 union jobs.

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and developer Randy Salvatore are joined by representatives of RMS Companies, Kenneth Boroson Architects, the Conn. Department of Housing, and local officials / photo Kenneth Boroson Architects

New Haven, CT – Formal groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for a new mixed-use development in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood. The first phase of the Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan, the Gold Street development will stretch more than a city block in length and will incorporate the site of a former school as well as adjacent parcels. The four-story building, developed by RMS Companies of Stamford, will include 110 apartments and street-level retail. Designed by New Haven-based Kenneth Boroson Architects, the 148,000sf complex will include a mix

of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments as well as a fitness center, meeting room, library, and recreation area. Residents will also have access to a rooftop deck and garden space adjacent to Amistad Park. Located in close proximity to Union Station, ample parking will be available to tenants in a below-grade garage and an exterior surface lot. The project was partially funded with a grant from the Connecticut Department of Housing’s “Just In Time” funding, which designates 30% of the dwellings as affordable.

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Groundbreaking at Stonehill College

Breaking ground( l-r) Dan Dwan, Robert Wilson, Frank Hayes, Robert Didonato, Dan Ramos, Andrew Abderrazzaq, Leo J. Meehan, Deborah Salvucci (dean of Meehan School of Business, Stonehill) Robert Murray, Father John Denning (Stonehill president) and Stephen Piligian.

North Easton, MA – Stonehill College recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Leo J. Meehan School of Business, designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and constructed by BOND. The new $30 million school will offer 65,000sf of cutting-edge technology, adaptive classrooms, and collaboration spaces. The building’s Georgian architecture is designed to reflect the true spirit of the Stonehill community and campus, while the interior is designed to encourage innovation and advanced business environments. Completed by fall 2019, it will feature innovative Bloomberg rooms, simulated trading rooms, and advanced business

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innovation studios with maker spaces. SLAM is also working on the college’s Academic and Welcome Center, which will be completed by the fall 2018 school year.

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Omni Seaport Hotel Breaks Ground

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Boston – Executives from Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and New Boston Hospitality, broke ground recently on the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, the city’s fourth-largest hotel. Set to open in late 2020 on the twoacre parcel of Massport-owned land at the corner of Summer and D streets, the hotel will feature 1,055 finely appointed guest rooms inclusive of 52 suites that will top out at 21 floors. The $550 million project is estimated to create 1,100 construction jobs and between 700 and 1,000 permanent jobs. “The Omni Boston Seaport Hotel is a welcome addition to our city, providing better public access to the waterfront,

improving walkability to the area, and investing in our workforce. I look forward to seeing the vision for this hotel come to life, for the benefit of Boston’s residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Walsh. The project team includes developers – New Boston Hospitality, Omni Hotels & Resorts, and The Davis Companies; architects – Elkus Manfredi Architects, Stull and Lee, Inc., and Moody Nolan; engineers – Cosentini Associates, Inc., Epsilon Associates, Howard/SteinHudson Associates, Nitsch Engineering, and The Green Engineer; and general contractors – Janey Construction Management & Consulting and John Moriarty & Associates. Six local nonprofit organizations will receive a portion of the hotel’s profits.

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(l-r) Roger Herzog executive director, Community Economic Development Assistance Corp.; Pamela Feingold, senior VP of Eastern Bank; Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Deborah Hughes, president and CEO of Brookview House; Governor Charlie Baker; Rep. Russell E. Holmes; and City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George

Boston – Brookview House, which provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services, recently broke ground on a new affordable housing building in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh were among the dignitaries attending the celebration. The new building, referred to as Brookview III, will be located on

Hansborough Street near Blue Hill Avenue, one block from the 12-unit main building at 2 Brookview Street. Occupancy is slated for June 2019. It will include 12 units of two- and three-bedroom apartments along with ground floor space for programs and support services. Upon completion, the building will bring the total number of Brookview’s units to 54.



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BPDA Approves $1.6B in Development Barrington Middle Breaks Ground Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved a total of nine development projects representing $1.6 billion in investments at the May board meeting. Altogether, the projects will generate 1,171 residential units and 2,306 jobs once construction is complete. The board approved the 115 Winthrop Square project, paving the way for a $163 million payment to the city of Boston that will be invested in affordable housing and open space. Mayor Martin J. Walsh has committed funds to the Boston Common ($28 million), Franklin Park ($28 million), the Emerald Necklace ($11 million), Boston Housing Authority’s Old Colony development in South Boston ($25 million), Orient Heights development in East Boston ($10 million), and $5 million for a city-held fund to benefit the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The project is expected to generate over $15 million a year in property tax revenue and make significant investments in affordable housing and workforce training programs. Development projects also include 1550 Soldiers Field Road and 21 Soldiers Field

R.I. Gov. Gina Raimondo and State Treasurer Seth Magaziner (center) breaking ground with members of the Barrington School Committee

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Barrington, RI – Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently joined Kaestle Boos Associates Inc. in a groundbreaking event for the new Barrington Middle School. Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner, State Representatives Jason Knight and Joy Hearn, along with State Senator Cynthia Armour were also in attendance. The project team for the project included Kaestle Boos Associates Inc., architects; Brait Builders, general contractor; Peregrine Group, owner’s project

manager; and Compass Group Architecture, owner’s project management. Barrington Middle School is a new 21st-century learning environment for grades six through eight. Classrooms will have a movable partition to create a collaborative learning space with larger breakout spaces located on each floor for group learning and presentations. Additional features include a 400seat auditorium, gymnasium, learning commons/media center with maker spaces, and a classroom.

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Focus: Healthcare Facilities Hallmark Health Opens Melrose-Wakefield Medical Building Wakefield, MA – Hallmark Health recently opened the Melrose-Wakefield Medical Building, a 30,000sf outpatient center delivering healthcare for residents living in Boston’s northern suburbs. Designed by CannonDesign, the building embeds primary and preventive care services within the community and employs a patient-centered medical home model focused on comprehensive care delivery. Functionally, the building provides primary care, specialty care, and rehabilitation services, as well as standard outpatient services, including lab and x-ray. True to the medical home model, the building was designed to bring a team of health professionals together to coordinate every aspect of patient care. Central to this model is the building’s collaborative inner core, which physically brings physicians, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and others together. Surrounding the collaborative core are 20 exam rooms, each with dual doors to separate patient and staff flow. Another key attribute to the medical home model is accessibility. Surrounded by residential homes and bus and rail

Exterior, Melrose-Wakefield Medical Building / renderings by CannonDesign

lines, the Melrose-Wakefield Medical Building accomplishes this by embedding itself into the residential context of the community. This commitment to accessibility translates to the building design, too; the majority of the building is transparent and designed to symbolically break the barriers often associated with access to care.

The interior design takes its cues from retail and hospitality, creating a setting that feels more like a spa than a clinical environment. Stone, wood, bright colors, natural light, and expansive artwork deliver a welcoming aesthetic that complements the surroundings; public areas feel more like community gathering spaces than traditional waiting rooms.

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June 2018

Using Lean 3P Planning to Implement Operational Change in Healthcare Settings

by Jason Costello and John Fowler Just as healthcare delivery is evolving through new patient-provider approaches and transformative technology, so is the design of healthcare facilities rapidly advancing by the use of Lean process improvement methods. Lean in healthcare has focused on continuous, incremental improvement of existing processes that were primarily concerned with the operational aspects of the delivery of care. Recently, this focus on Lean has expanded to the design of clinical space, so the architecture supports simplified operational models with the goal of maximizing patient satisfaction while minimizing waste and using fewer resources. Today, healthcare designers are employing the more advanced Lean 3P (Production Preparation Process) approach to designing patient-centered spaces. Hospitals are complex facilities with

intricate workflows and dedicated patient care that greatly benefit from operational efficiencies provided by Lean process improvement. For example, the Lean 3P approach was used in designing a cancer center to reduce waiting times and improve patient flow. The process significantly decreased the times a patient had to move from one space to another. For patients receiving both radiation and medical oncology on their first day of treatment, patient room moves were reduced from 21 to 6. A recent project for a metro-Boston community hospital utilized Lean 3P planning for the renovation and expansion of the hospital’s central sterile processing (CSP) suite. The project required a multiphased approach to keep the suite operational during construction. The Lean 3P process was introduced to minimize construction phases and provide a deeper understanding of the project’s priorities and functionality to identify critical adjacencies and flow for the CSP suite, accommodate new clinical programs for robotic surgery, and expand the hospital’s surgical capacity. The planning process begins by going to Gemba (where the work is performed) to observe and question the current state of how materials, patients, and clinicians flow through a clinical department. The CSP

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suite was suffering from a lack of flow of surgical supplies from the decontamination process through the utensil washers, creating a backlog of case carts and requiring additional staff time to process sterile supplies for the next day. The project team observed the specific tasks and operations of the entire CSP cycle, from the operating rooms through decontamination, prep and pack, sterile supply, and then back up to the surgery department. The observations were then reviewed step by step with the end users to find opportunities to maximize flow and eliminate steps. This process forms the ideal or future state goal from the user group. The Lean 3P process allowed the team to identify the root cause of workflow obstruction through the CSP department, which was originally believed to be throughput capacity of the washers but was identified as duplicative tasks performed during decontamination and prep and pack. By eliminating the cataloging step from the decontamination process, the processing time for soiled items could be reduced, thereby increasing valuable throughput. The information derived from the existing state and the proposed ideal forms the basis mock-up portion of the 3P planning event. The complexities of renovating a CSP department in place

required the team to understand the most efficient layout of the decontamination sink area to simplify phasing. The team created three mock-ups of the sinks and ran simulations through each option to study cross traffic, areas for carts, and required sorting space. The mock-ups provided a broader group of people to be involved in the design process, actively moving around boxes to replicate equipment in order to customize the space to meet their needs. Ultimately, this led to decisions in concept planning that held true throughout the remainder of the planning and design process. The use of Lean 3P principles can help to improve end users’ understanding of the planning process and enable them to make informed decisions for their future space. The process can illustrate a complex workflow with many variables, identify obstructions, challenge original assumptions, and minimize duplication efforts. Using Lean 3P for healthcare can accelerate process design improvements and improve decision-making created in the early design phases of a project. Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, is an associate principal and partner, and John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, is an associate principal in the Health+Science studio at Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA).

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Providing Guidance in Times of Change, Uncertainty and into communities, the use of data analytics will translate information into meaningful insights. It will also help determine the geographic location, size of the facility, and the types of clinical and nonclinical

By Jessica Stebbins The healthcare industry’s newswire is saturated with mergers and consolidations of healthcare systems, which is a business strategy that systems have employed to increase market share and expand clinical services into communities. Because of this dynamic movement in the healthcare marketplace — and the competitive relationships among healthcare systems to increase market share and reduce overall costs – consulting services and delivery models have evolved beyond basic services. Many healthcare systems are practicing in both a fee-for-service and a value-based environment, even though the Affordable Care Act has been in place for several years and under threat for just as long. As a result, they have learned to practice amidst change and uncertainty, which is compounded by the unpredictability of “repeal and replace” or “repeal and repair.” There are also disrupters from the retail industry that are

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retooling their companies in order to offer alternative healthcare delivery models that are less expensive and easier to access. Mergers, acquisitions, and system expansions can increase a healthcare system’s geographic area and patient volumes, expand clinical services, and elevate the organization’s profile, which can all contribute to positive financial outcomes. It’s also equally important to establish a strategy and message (prior to implementation) that brings care teams from different organizations together. This will ensure a smooth transition, while also preventing disruptions to

employee performance and the system’s overall operations. Transforming an organization’s culture and operations can be both challenging and costly if they aren’t addressed early on. Healthcare consultants are integrating business, operational, and innovative strategic thinking into one process, which allows leadership teams to co-create a new vision and mission — including a path forward. For decades, the retail industry has been utilizing data analytics to make informed decisions regarding their business strategy and customer base. As healthcare systems move ambulatory services out of the hospital

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services that would meet the expectations of the customer base. Healthcare systems may also consider strategically positioning facilities next to complementary businesses in order to attract new customers. The upstream move to provide ambulatory care facilities “on every corner” is intended to increase access to primary care and specialty services conveniently and efficiently — and ultimately reduce costs and keep people out of the hospital by focusing on lifestyle instead of illness. In addition to facility location and ease of access, a branded experience that has Continued to page 42

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Maugel Celebrates 25 Years This year marks Maugel Architects’ 25 years of being in business. Recently, HP had the opportunity to sit down with Brent Maugel, founder and president, to discuss the company’s secret to success and what the future holds for this award-winning design firm. HP: Why did you start Maugel, and how were you hoping to differentiate your firm from others? BM: In the early years of my career, I had the great fortune of working at some of Boston’s premier architectural firms where I learned about business, technology, construction, design, and most importantly, people. I was mentored by pillars in their trade — men and women of great character, vision, purpose, and passion. The great designers all had a magical ability to cut through the noise and clearly see the absolute boldest and best design solution; I think of it as making the Big First Move. I admired that ability to think outside the box and

to solve client problems in a unique way. I started Maugel Architects in 1993 when I saw there was a clear need to streamline the architectural delivery process to better service clients. I remember author Neil Gaiman’s 1993 commencement speech at the University of Art. Neil said to be successful in creative endeavors you need to “create good art, deliver it on time, and be a joy to be around. In fact, you only need two of the three!” We are fortunate to have practiced these simple principles over the years, because today’s clients demand and deserve all three. We also ingrained the creative problem-solving abilities of my mentors by always asking the question: How? As in, how can we bring the client’s vision to the world? How can we maximize the client’s value from the project? And how can we do so in a way that can be exceptional and visionary in every way? Taking this approach, along with the Big First Move, has been the cornerstone of our success.


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HP: After 25 years, what has changed for you? BM: The profession is always evolving in ways that make every day an adventure. Client needs, building technologies, design tools, delivery systems, and demographics have all changed dramatically since 1993. In the early years, we focused primarily on tenant interiors and façade improvements. Today we have significant expertise in master planning, mixed-use development, healthcare, and life sciences. The advances in technology have had a major impact on the industry — progressing from the days of pencils and erasers to today’s BIM modeling, virtual reality, and 3D printing. Who knows what new technologies will emerge, but we’re not waiting to find out. Maugel Architects has and will continue to invest heavily in technology and training our designers, so we can provide the best possible services to our clients.

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HP: What do you see for Maugel moving forward? BM: Our mission is to enrich lives through the shaping of exceptional spaces, and that will always be our compass. Our next 25 years will be exciting, showing the client the real experience of structures and spaces before they are built, offering collaborative client-designer partnerships that give the clients new freedoms to fully understand, clearly envision, and successfully execute the buildings of their dreams. We have reshaped the firm around our people, founding a culture that is welcoming, engaging, and committed to the success of our clients, our staff, and our communities. We have a strong leadership team that takes the long view, anticipating how we and our clients can thrive and grow. I’m proud of their accomplishments and vision, and I’m confident they will strongly lead Maugel Architects into the next 25 years.


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Katrina, Irene, Sandy, Irma, Harvey are not just a list of random first names, but rather a stark reminder of extreme weather patterns that have raised the stakes for hospitals across the country to be able to provide seamless care to their patients. Such continuity during disasters requires intense facilities planning, considerable resources, and a unique construction proficiency that can guarantee hospital facilities are prepared for any type of event. While it is mandatory for hospitals to have an emergency power system, there is a renewed emphasis on preparing for extended outages and verifying that the standby power system is connected to and powering the facility’s most critical loads. This critical focus is especially important if the healthcare facility is older and may have several independent emergency standby power systems located in different areas that were added as the facility expanded. Gilbane Building Company and its design-build partner, Facilities Engineering Associates (FEA), are currently managing the emergency power systems upgrade project at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn. The project scope includes the decommissioning and removal of three undersized and antiquated generators, replacement of obsolete, paralleling gear, substations, and switchgear. The upgraded system

consists of two new 1.25MW generators, new paralleling gear, and substations. Any upgrade to emergency and critical power systems requires a meticulously choreographed strategy among facilities staff, clinical personnel, design engineers, and the construction management team. This is not your everyday upgrade where someone simply unplugs one system and soon thereafter plugs in the new equipment. The success of these significant systems relies heavily on an astute team’s ability to clearly understand the hospital’s most critical needs and to disseminate that information across all project stakeholders in the form of efficient and economical solutions. It is imperative that construction managers have a certain level of expertise to execute detailed load verifications on old panelboards. This necessary proficiency allows the project team to then effectively communicate and understand how outages impact clinical staff and, ultimately, to position all hospital personnel to uphold their core mission of ensuring patient safety and the continuity of care. Gilbane’s years of experience providing preconstruction and construction services within the healthcare marketplace continues to reshape how we approach such critical programs in these sensitive environments. The construction of a new hospital wing or the renovation of a lobby are always exciting and important. While these projects attract donors and garner industry awards, leading less glamorous, yet arguably more significant projects, like the installation of St. Mary’s generators is imperative to seamless delivery of patient care. Chris Enders is a project executive with Gilbane Building Company in Connecticut and an active member of The Construction Institute.

NSPG Office Complete Rowley, MA – Vantage Builders, Inc. recently announced that it completed the build-out of North Shore Physicians Group’s (NSPG) office, located at 414 Haverhill Street. The 12,800sf project was designed by architects Shepley Bulfinch, with a focus on creating an atmosphere that is both relaxing and inviting for patients and efficient for doctors, nurses, and staff. Twenty exam rooms were built, together with an x-ray room with lead-lined walls, and three offices with an open concept for the staff. Vantage conducted significant systems work, including underground plumbing, installation of a complete HVAC system with ductwork, and fire protection sprinklers. New sheet vinyl flooring was installed, and finish work included custom

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millwork, paint, and decorative glass, all designed to reflect NSPG’s branding. The office offers primary and specialty care, as well as x-ray, mammography and bone density testing, for patients in Rowley and the surrounding communities of Ipswich, Boxford, and Georgetown. NSPG occupies approximately threequarters of the building.

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Boston’s Medical Facilities Present Unique Opportunity

by John Guarracino Boston is widely recognized as home to many world-renowned medical facilities. Coupled with the region’s topflight academic centers, these institutions an important part of our region’s intellectual and economic foundation. Over the years JM Electrical has had the opportunity to contribute to projects at some of Boston’s leading healthcare institutions. From Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, to Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we have contributed our expertise to some of the most respected medical centers around. Through these experiences, we have developed several observations about the challenges associated with working in and around medical facilities. The installation of a reliable yet sophisticated energy management system is essential to many hospitals, as they seek to meet the unique needs of their

facilities. And like most customers, hospitals are very specific when it comes to expectations. This kind of input, as well as our know-how, helps us better understand the scope of work as well as the high level of attention needed for these projects. It also allows for the kind of precision and perspective required when working in such a complex environment. When it comes to healthcare facilities, scheduling and coordination are of the utmost importance. This is typical in hospitals and other “live environments” – in which businesses are open during a project. We take great care to understand the operational requirements in each setting in order to minimize disruption for patients and hospital faculty and staff. With that in mind, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of hospital procedures, especially when coordinating logistics around a construction site. For example, when kick-starting a renovation or construction cleanup – as well as to control the presence of dust and pathogens –utilizing a Hepa-cart system is key. Hepa-carts are specifically designed to protect hospital patients from debris during construction. Working with hospital facility management staff helps ensure a site’s swift and efficient return to business as usual, while greatly decreasing the impact on day-to-day

hospital operations. Building access is another factor. Many hospitals have protected areas, so minimizing the presence of unauthorized personnel is vital to security. At the same time, contractors often need to maneuver freely around work sites. At

The installation of a reliable yet sophisticated energy management system is essential to many hospitals, as they seek to meet the unique needs of their facilities. And like most customers, hospitals are very specific when it comes to expectations. JM Electrical we understand the give and take around hospital working hours and occupancy, and strive to complete our projects on schedule without contributing to unnecessary congestion or confusion while remaining flexible throughout the construction schedule. In these cases, striking that balance is a savvy way for

contractors to be responsive and effective while on site. Every hospital or medical location has high-level installation standards that frequently differ from facility to facility. Due to patient comfort, environmental considerations and other factors, hospital mechanical systems are designed and maintained at higher standards than most buildings. In fact, hospitals are perhaps the most regulated of all building types, requiring detailed programming and construction codes that must be adhered to. Medical facilities present a unique opportunity for contractors as they often require adherence to a complex set of criteria given their focus on healing and innovation. Navigating the unique circumstances presented by hospitals calls for a specific skillset, and an appreciation of each medical facility’s organizational, safety and mechanical needs. Working in Boston, we have had many wonderful opportunities to collaborate with the city’s medical community. These experiences have helped us gain the kind of essential skills that make JM Electrical an expert partner for these medical facilities. John Guarracino project manager at JM Electrical.


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Austen Riggs Ctr. to Renovate

June 2018

University Orthopedics Now Open DiPrete Serves as Civil Engineer The orthopedic center’s new building will include an ambulatory surgical center, exam and treatment rooms, as well as x-rays and MRIs. The site also provides a network of paths, parks, and a public parking area open to Kettle Point tenants and residents.

(l-r) Dan McCarthy – Austen Riggs Center, director of facilities, Pam Sandler, architect; Joseph Simon, Allegrone, project manager; Kelly Funk, Allegrone, assistant project manager; Clayton Babcock, Allegrone, site supervisor / photo by Nadine Desautels

Exterior of the Elms Building / photo by G. Meenagh

Stockbridge, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $3.5 million tax-exempt bond for the Austen Riggs Center, a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center in Stockbridge. Riggs will use bond proceeds to renovate and improve two historic buildings on Main Street used as patient residences. The renovations at the Elms building will include replacing windows and doors, partially demolishing and reconstructing interior space, replacing the roof, and installing new HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. The renovations at the Inn building will include installing air conditioning; upgrading electrical, communications, and fire alarm systems; and adding new furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

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Providence, RI – Located off Veterans Memorial Parkway at Kettle Point in East Providence, a new and improved University Orthopedics has opened its doors to the public. The new 88,500sf medical center is the first commercial building to be constructed on the Kettle Point property that also consists of 230 residentials units. The project was led by builder Michael Integlia & Company. The firm teamed up with NEMD Architects, Inc., EW Burman, and DiPrete Engineering on the construction of the building. University Orthopedics’ newest location is designed to accommodate the four-story building, 395 parking spaces, drainage, and other structural improvements.

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June 2018

A New Era of Compounding Pharmacies in Massachusetts

by Susie Festel A meningitis outbreak in 2012 was traced back to contaminated drugs coming from a bulk prescription compounding company, New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. This outbreak sickened hundreds and resulted in 76 deaths. As a result, the commonwealth of Massachusetts began developing new, more stringent guidelines for compounding pharmacies (based off USP 797/800) to ensure a similar tragedy doesn’t happen again. New regulations take time to develop, and this created uncertainty for private hospital compounding pharmacies looking to build new or renovate existing pharmacies. Some hospitals had to move forward with their projects knowing that changes would need to be made when regulations were finalized. Other hospitals put their designs on hold completely. In the last six months, the Massachusetts Sterile Compounding Guidelines, 247

CMR 17, have been far enough through the process of public hearings, public comments, and revisions with the Board of Registration in Pharmacy (BoRP) that hospitals can be confident they can move forward with design and construction and open new facilities. One of the more striking shifts of the Massachusetts regulations is in the required minimum sizes of the rooms. Because the gowning and scrubbing-in processes are more stringent than in the USP guidelines, anterooms need to

minimum square footage, no matter what equipment is, or is not, in the room. Additionally, the Massachusetts BoRP has limited what can be in a compounding room. USP 797 states that “only the furniture, equipment, supplies, and other material required for compounding . . . shall be brought into the area.� This wording allows for storage of compounding materials like tubes, syringes, IV bags, etc. In the MA 247 CMR 17, storage is not permitted, and pharmacists can only bring in what they

In the last six months, the Massachusetts Sterile Compounding Guidelines, 247 CMR 17, have been far enough through the process of public hearings, public comments, and revisions with the Board of Registration in Pharmacy (BoRP) that hospitals can be confident they can move forward with design and construction and open new facilities. be larger to allow for better flow of the gowning procedure. This procedure now includes that pharmacists must change out of their street clothes and into a new set of scrubs every day in a dressing room that is in close proximity to the anteroom, which is not required in USP 797. Dedicated pharmacy shoes or a second layer of shoe covers is also required. Compounding rooms also have a

need for the day. As a result, healthcare organizations now need to plan for separate storage space, in addition to developing procedures regarding how to get materials into the room. Other regulations have changed as well. Hazardous and nonhazardous materials must be separated upon entering the pharmacy and stored in separate areas. There are maximum sizes

for pass-throughs between rooms, and in some cases these pass-throughs need to be HEPA-filtered. While the final regulations have not been released, the current draft can be used with the Board of Registration in Pharmacy review and approval of the plans. If there are any final changes, the version used to design and construct the space will be grandfathered. These new regulations will also impact compounding pharmacies that do not currently have a plan for renovation or expansion, as they will need to ensure compliance with the new requirements within approximately 18 months of the finalized regulations being released. Not surprisingly, these intense new regulations are meant to keep anything that might be a contaminant out of the compounding space and to keep hazardous and nonhazardous drugs from contaminating each other. Compounding pharmacy safety is paramount, and these new Massachusetts regulations make that the priority. Organizations that are planning a new or updating their current compounding pharmacy should partner with firms that have read the new regulations and know how to make the guidelines work. Susie Festel, NCIDQ is lead designer, associate/interior architect for JACA Architects.


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Leominster, MA – Cutler Associates is partnering with long-time client Reliant Medical Group as construction manager, teaming with Lavallee Brensinger Architects, to build a new three-story medical office building on New Lancaster Road. Reliant sees the new 68,800sf facility as a means to bring important stateof-the-art medical services to Central Massachusetts. Plans are to relocate staff and resources from the existing Leominster and Fitchburg locations to the new much larger facility where it will have the capacity to serve greater numbers of patients from Leominster and surrounding communities. The new facility is designed to deliver the optimum patient experience. Services to be offered include family practice, eye care, occupational and physical therapy, primary-care, as well as specialty-care


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Timberline Completes Sewall Ctr. Reno Roxbury, MA – Timberline Construction recently announced the completion of the 18,730sf state-of-the-art interior and exterior renovation project for the Dr. Lucy Sewall for Acute Treatment Services Building at The Dimock Center. The 14-month project restored the aging detoxification facility and will strengthen its treatment services. Timberline served as the construction manager, working closely with Platt Anderson Freeman Architects and CSL Consulting to restore life back to the historical building. The project has increased The Dimock Center’s inpatient acute treatment beds from 30 to 40, reaching an additional 1,000 people annually for a total of 4,000 patients served each year. The interior renovations created new program areas, including residential double occupancy units, open nurses’ stations, integrated case management offices, multipurpose community rooms, integrated security, and an outpatient treatment area. The project will serve to attract and retain expert treatment providers and will stand as a leading example for future treatment facilities. This project included new sprinkler, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems,

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Care Dimensions Hospice Complete

June 2018

C.E. Floyd Completes Two Projects

Care Dimensions Hospice House exterior / photo by Marshall Dackert

Lincoln, MA – Windover Construction recently announced the completion of the Care Dimensions Hospice House. Windover managed both preconstruction and construction and worked alongside EGA Architects of Newburyport and SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge of Beverly, who designed the interiors. The new facility is one of six inpatient hospice houses in the commonwealth. The 29,127sf inpatient hospice facility was designed to provide medical care in a comfortable, home-like environment. The 18-bed facility offers patients and their families skilled medical care, comfort, and emotional and spiritual support. The commercial project was built with residential finishes, featuring 75,000 hand-dipped red cedar shingles and giant custom glass walls overlooking the Cambridge Reservoir for a tranquil

experience. Located on 12 acres of land on the Waltham line, the property offers extensive gardens, walkways, and masonry walls repurposed from ledge excavated at the site. Inside are high-end design elements including floor-to-ceiling millwork, stone floors, fireplaces, art installations, and accents such as built-in window benches for the comfort of visitors. To add to the aesthetic quality of the interior, Windover coordinated with SV Design, Siemasko + Verbridge, the deCordova Museum, and local artists to incorporate fine artwork into the construction. The interior also features a contemplation room, children’s rooms, chapel, and comfortable kitchen/dining spaces. Each patient room includes a sofa bed so family members can stay overnight. Ten rooms also include a garden patio.

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New Britain, CT – C.E. Floyd Company of Bedford, Mass., worked with Jacunski Humes Architects to rehabilitate patient care space into The Advanced Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center on The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain campus. The original schedule was 14 weeks, but the hospital wanted to occupy the space sooner. By working longer days and implementing Lean Construction practices such as a daily huddle and maintaining a constraints list, C.E. Floyd compressed the schedule into just eight weeks. All work was completed next to an occupied patient clinic. “OurHigh_Profile new - Advertisement state-of-the-art wound - 11.11.15.ai 1 11/11/2015 care center in New Britain will ensure our hospital offers the most advanced

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Circle Health Dracut Nears Completion

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Dracut, MA – Maugel Architects announced construction is nearing completion at Circle Health’s new Dracut facility. The 27,000sf, three-story medical office building, located at the corner of Broadway and Loon Hill Road, is scheduled to be completed by late summer. Circle Health Dracut will provide the community with urgent care, patient services, physician offices, and diabetes and endocrinology specialty services. The first floor includes a 10-room Circle Health Urgent Care and a Lowell General Hospital Patient Service Center with services for x-ray, ultrasound, and lab/ blood draw. OB/GYN Associates of the Merrimack Valley and primary care physicians Riverside Medical Group will be located on the second level. The top floor will contain a Diabetes Management Center and the Lowell Diabetes & Endocrine Center. The two centers will have a centralized reception and waiting area and a large educational room that will be used to host programs to educate the community. “Construction on Circle Health Dracut is coming along beautifully. We are very excited for the Dracut community and the scheduled opening in late summer,” said Colby Cavanagh, architect for Circle Health at Maugel Architects. “It is always a pleasure to work with the Circle Health team. We are looking forward to our next project together in Circle Health Tewksbury, a new 14,000sf, single-story medical building that will be constructed at the corner of Main Street and

Victor Drive. In addition to urgent care, the facility will house primary care physician offices and a patient services center. Construction is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. In addition to Circle Health, other team members include Equity Alliance, Dellbrook|JKS Construction, TFMoran, Design Day Mechanicals, and Pristine Engineers. Maugel previously designed Circle Health outpatient centers in Westford and Billerica. Design/Build Team OWNER: Circle Health ARCHITECT: Maugel Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Dellbrook|JKS Construction STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: TF Moran MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Design Day Mechanicals ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: (for Circle Health Dracut) Griffith & Vary ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: (for Circle Health Tewksbury) Pristine Engineers

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Optiline Receives 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

June 2018

On May 1, 2018, Optiline Enterprises received the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 30th Enterprise Bank’s Celebration of Excellence. Each year, Enterprise Bank presents awards to those that dedicate themselves to achieving their dream – the long hours, fortitude, perseverance, and vision it takes to grow a successful business, make a difference in the lives of their families and employees, commit to the important task of education of their children, and become an important contributor to the livelihood of their community. This year, out of hundreds of applicants, Optiline received the Entrepreneur

of the Year Award, recognizing those who have the spirit, vision, innovation, determination and persistence for success. As one of NH’s fastest growing companies, Optiline proves that hard work and team effort leads to success. They strive to add great quality employees to their team and welcome anyone looking for growing opportunities and a family atmosphere. Congratulations to Optiline on this great award!

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Mixed-Use Bedford Square: A Window Into an Extraordinary Collaboration In the end, more than 200 new windows and doors became an important part of the face of Bedford Square. A carefully curated assortment of round-top, truncated-arch, double-hung, and corner window styles all were built to order to fulfill the promise of the project. “The originals were steel windows, single pane, and uninsulated,” said Don Loza at Branford Building Supplies. “Our job was to put insulated windows in to help with the ‘R value,’ and also match the historic, original window type, profiles and daylight openings. Through

by Kelly McCoy After more than a decade of planning, designing, permitting, sourcing, and building, an extraordinary project has infused new energy into downtown Westport, Connecticut. Known as Bedford Square, this new retail, dining, arts, and residential community has transformed the intersection of Church and Main streets and given a 1920s mansion and surrounding buildings new life. “Developer David Waldman and his partners at Bedford Square Associates wanted something very special,” explained Jeff Riley of Centerbrook Architects. “They wanted to enhance the quality of life in Westport. We brought a sociological bent to the project. Our interest was in allowing people to regain the art of living closely together.” Inspired by the historic buildings, Centerbrook Architects’ Jeff Riley and Mark Herter envisioned a European village with courtyards filled with music, shops, and restaurants bringing people together in distinctive living spaces with sunlight streaming into their homes and activity outside their windows. In fact,

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Windover Completes Bancroft & Co.

New Hotel for Downtown Providence

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Providence, RI – Construction of a new high-rise hotel has begun upon final demolition of the Fogarty building in owntown Providence. The team, made up of AVID Engineers, DiPrete Engineering, Gilbane Building Company, and Vision 3 Architects, is currently finalizing exterior foundation walls and pilings so that it can begin vertical construction in the next 30 days.The hotel’s exterior has been designed to aesthetically fit the fabric of the surrounding area. The Residence Inn by Marriott is

projected to open by spring of 2019. The new 19,380sf, nine-story hotel will be comprised of 176 rooms. It will include a fitness center, small meeting rooms, Wi-Fi areas, a lobby, and plenty of off-street parking. It also includes an attached, single-story retail space suited for restaurant use. The location, opposite the Rhode Island Convention Center and near the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and other hotels, is situated right off I-95, allowing for ease of access for those traveling to the Creative Capital.

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PROCON Starts Work on AC Hotel


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Portsmouth, NH – PROCON of Manchester started construction on the first AC Hotel by Marriott located in the Granite State. The 152,000sf Hotel and Event Center is going up at 299 Vaughan Street in Portsmouth. The project is a collaboration between developers Cathartes of Boston Mass., and XSS Hotels of Manchester. PROCON also designed the new upscale hotel that will be adjacent to 3S Artspace in the city’s North End and a couple of minutes from the downtown area. Portsmouth-based Colwen Hotel Management will provide comprehensive management services after the hotel opens. The five-story design features 154 guest rooms in stylish finishes with the AC’s signature wall-mounted workspace

and seating bench. The hotel’s décor is modern, high-tech, minimalist, and designed to appeal to Millennials and business travelers. Guest amenities will include a fitness center with a dedicated yoga room, a lounge/bar, a library, a 24×7 market, and 24-hour business center. An additional 2,360sf of first-floor leasable office and retail space will also be available. The 4,500sf Event Center was designed for companies to host business events, and it subdivides into smaller meeting rooms for private social functions. Plans also include two media salons with collaborative technology and a 1,500sf subdivisible conference room on the first floor. Hotel guests will be able to enjoy a rooftop bar and lounge with views of North Mill Pond.

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Boston – Ashling Inc. recently completed the interior fit-out and installation for Spyce in Boston’s downtown crossing. Designed by Joe the Architect of Somerville, the 1,200sf project started in January of 2018 and was completed in April. Spyce is the one-of-a-kind robotic kitchen restaurant created by four MIT students, Michael Farid, Kale Rogers, Luke Schlueter, and Brady Knight, “The spyce boys!” Restaurateur Daniel Boulud is Spyce’s culinary director and Sam Benson is executive chef.

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Field House Opens at Phillips Academy Exeter, NH – A new $34 million field house recently opened on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy, allowing the school to provide year-round athletic and training facilities for track and field, wrestling, tennis, baseball, and softball. The 155,000sf William Boyce Thompson Field House, designed by ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge to meet the competition and recreational needs of the entire school community, includes a 200-meter NCAA-certified track, four tennis courts, bleacher seating for 500 spectators, and a mezzanine level with a wrestling center and multipurpose room that overlook the track. Sustainable design features are integrated to target LEED Gold certification. Large windows let in abundant natural light, provide views to campus, and increase ventilation, eliminating the need for air conditioning in most of the building. Another major sustainable feature is a 1,552-panel solar array on the building’s roof, the largest solar panel installation at any school in New Hampshire, which will provide the majority of the electricity to the new field house and is expected to

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save the school over $2 million over the system’s lifetime. The field house is the first implementation project in the school’s South Campus Master Plan, developed by ARC, and will be joined in April by the David E. Goel and Stacey L. Goel Center for Theater and Dance.

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Fall River, MA – Atlantis Charter School has recently opened. The $35 million K-12 campus along South Watuppa Pond in Fall River, designed by Studio G Architects and built by Agostini Bacon Construction Companies, was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The 96,000sf waterfront facility features three wings wrapped around a central landscaped courtyard, providing an optimized learning environment for up to 1,400 students. Work on the gymnasium wing is now complete, as well. It features a high school regulation-sized basketball court, bleachers, locker rooms, and offices. This spring, work is ramping up on the new

track and field complex. The new campus was designed with an eye toward healthy learning and sustainability. The classrooms have large windows that provide natural light with water and nature views. An air displacement system and low-VOC products have been used throughout the building for improved indoor air quality. The building’s exterior façades are clad with grey ground-face concrete masonry in patterns reminiscent of geological strata. The native New England plants found at the site are carried through into the plantings around the new school building. That project is scheduled for completion in July.

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Boston – Gilbane Building Company is breaking new ground in educating the next generation of construction innovators by leveraging its construction of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s newest academic building as a “living learning laboratory” for students. Gilbane has partnered with university faculty to form a hands-on educational program around its design and construction, including bi-weekly site tours, an evening lecture series focused on various construction and design disciplines, and guest lectures in the classroom. The new, 75,000sf academic building will house classroom, gallery, lecture, and meeting spaces. Academic programs will include Wentworth’s new biological engineering program; biomedical and civil engineering programs; science and manufacturing laboratories; and teaching/

learning spaces to promote a collaborative environment. Additionally, the facility will serve as the home for Wentworth’s Innovation Center, that fosters collaboration among students and alumni, community members, and industry leaders. “Gilbane is committed to fostering careers in the construction industry. Using the development of this building as a living laboratory is a great way to bring classroom education to life,” said Neil Benner, Gilbane’s project executive. “Gilbane’s willingness to share its time and expertise to connect real-world situations from this building’s construction to our classroom curriculum has added a new dimension to student learning,” said Jack Duggan, chair of the department of civil engineering and technology.

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Putting Your Best Face Forward: Business Headshots

by Susan Shelby Headshots can provide the first impression of a firm’s employees to potential clients as they conduct due diligence or review a proposal. Employee headshots should convey professionalism, confidence, and personality, and can set the tone for how potential clients perceive your firm. All too often, people crop a headshot from a favorite photo in lieu of taking a professional headshot. While it might be an attractive photo, cropping may distort the image proportions or limit resolution quality. More, a casual photo may not portray a desirable professional appearance, perhaps because of the holiday party attire or an inappropriate background. Despite the abundance of smartphones and digital cameras, hiring a professional photographer is worth the investment. Given the wide use of headshots on

company websites and social media platforms such as LinkedIn, photographers now specialize in business headshots. There are many choices available, from mall-based photography chains to independent professional photographers. A skilled photographer will work with employees to capture the perfect shot. A subtle tilt of the head or slight adjustment to the chin can make a drastic difference in the final result. Professional photographers also have the expertise to convey your company culture with fun and authentic poses. One way to find the right photographer is to note the photo credit on headshots you admire or reach out to the subject for contact information. Preparation is key for a successful photo shoot, so be sure to notify employees as soon as a shoot is scheduled. Some common questions include: • What to wear? Clothing choices should align with industry type and reflect the company’s personality, whether casual or formal. Business attire with simple lines adds a sophisticated touch, while clothing with busy patterns or ill-fitting items that gap or stretch can appear sloppy and distracting. Inform

employees of the selected background color in advance so they can avoid wearing similar shades. • Where do we go? To take headshots of a large number of employees, many companies will host a photo shoot at their office, an outdoor venue, or even a jobsite. For a couple of new hires, a photography studio located close to the office offers minimal interruption to an employee’s workday. • What time works best? Late afternoon photo shoots should be avoided to prevent tired expressions and rumpled clothing. Instead, aim for mid-morning scheduling and allow ample time to take photos and finalize selections for each employee. • Who to photograph? If feasible, consider an all-staff photo shoot to refresh everyone’s headshot at the same time. Otherwise, start with individual teams as budget allows and add new hires as needed. Work with the photographer to choose a style or vibe consistent in every headshot. Headshot Dos and Don’ts: Simple steps for achieving an ideal photo

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to create a fun bonding experience using lighthearted humor to ease nerves and avoid stiff, formal expressions. The following suggestions will help employees come ready and relaxed. When preparing for a photo shoot, do:

• Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. • Bring alternative clothing in case of a last-minute wardrobe change. It is better to come prepared than to have to reschedule for a later date. • Look your best by drinking plenty of water and getting rest on the days leading up to the photo shoot. • Pack a lint roller, hair brush, and cosmetics for touch-ups. When preparing for a photo shoot, don’t:

• Wear trendy jewelry or high-fashion clothing that will date the photo. • Worry about your shoes or bottom half of your outfit. Traditional headshots fill 60% of the image with head and shoulders, so the rest of you won’t be visible. • Try drastic new hair or makeup styles. If you want to project competency with an approachable demeanor, put your firm’s best face forward with highquality headshots. It’s an investment all professional service firms should consider essential. Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM is the president and CEO of Rhino Public Relations.

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Furniture Trust Hosts Eco Challenge providing additional details on contending projects and what they learned from the experience. The nine participating schools includes 155 students from Bedford, East Bridgewater, Danvers, Hopedale, Cambridge, Boston, Westford, Haverhill, and Worcester.

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are submitted by NECA student chapters throughout the U.S. Three finalist student chapters will be announced this summer and will present at the 2018 NECA Convention in Philadelphia, Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. NECA Boston member companies assisting in the Wentworth Student Chapter Green Energy Challenge project include J.M. Electrical Company, energy efficiency analysis; Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies, lighting retrofit; Mass Electric Construction Corp., rooftop solar system; McDonald Electrical Corp., estimate, schedule, and NECA E-CAP, finance plan. One Canal, Roof Deck, Boston, MA

Boston, MA – The NECA Boston/ Wentworth Institute of Techology Student Chapter has submitted its entry into the 2018 Electri-International/NECA Green Energy Challenge. Its proposal is to provide energy-efficiency upgrades to the 112 Southampton Street Shelter in Boston. The project scope detailed in the proposal includes a comprehensive lighting retrofit to LED and daylight sensing control and A/B switching, a rooftop solar system coupled with a new roofing system with thermal protection and solar energy storage, and HVAC upgrades. Green Energy Challenge proposals

Boston, MA – The Furniture Trust, a nonprofit committed to responsible reuse of unwanted office furniture, held its annual signature event, the Eco-Carpentry Challenge, designed to promote resourcefulness and upcycling while providing students critical skills. Used office furniture donated by local businesses was delivered to nine high schools where students had five months to use teamwork, imagination, and carpentry skills to transform these materials into new products, later donated back into the community. At the challenge, held May 10 at District Hall in Boston, students networked with industry professionals and peer schools as they showcased their upcycled innovations to a panel of judges,

The panel of judges comprised of industry professionals — Shaun Lover, Columbia Construction; Stephen Bertolami, Liberty Mutual Insurance; Dan Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP, Margulies Perruzzi Architects; and Brandon Needleman, Avison Young — announced the 2018 Eco-Carpentry Challenge winners: First Place, Small Shop: Worcester Alternative School — $2,000 prize. First Place, Large Shop: Nashoba Valley Technical High School — $2,000 prize. Runner-Up: Hopedale HS — $1,000 prize. People’s Choice: Madison Park Technical Vocational HS (second year in a row).

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Milone & MacBroom Wins Top Honors

Delphi Completes Research Facility Falmouth, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc. recently announced the completion of a new pressure test facility at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The pressure test facility was designed by Noah Greenberg Associates Architects of Falmouth with structural engineering from Coastal Engineering, and MEP from CSI Engineering, Inc. Specialized subcontractor, J&J Concrete Flatwork, provided a super flat slab to meet the exact tolerances specified for this scientific testing equipment installation. Delphi managed construction out of their Mashpee office. The newly constructed facility resides at WHOI’s Challenger Drive Campus in Woods Hole among a variety of other buildings vital to its scientific research. The project will facilitate WHOI’s advanced work in underwater pressure testing with the construction of a new facility to house state-of-the-art equipment. The new pressure vessel can test scientific equipment at pressures that are equivalent to ocean depths of 14,000 meters, or nearly 8.6 miles. This prelaunch pressure testing is an imperative safety procedure that guar-

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antees that the scientific equipment will survive these harsh physical forces when deployed to its designated ocean depth. “Delphi was honored to be chosen to manage this project for this worldrenowned scientific organization. We are proud of the spirit of teamwork among all of the project stakeholders and the skills demonstrated by our partners, all of which contributed greatly to the successful outcome of this project.” Said Delphi Project Manager, Michael Paronich.

Cheshire, CT – Milone & MacBroom, Inc. of Cheshire was recently awarded top honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) National 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. The firm’s project, the Meriden Green, received one of only 20 Honor Awards of distinction for exceptional engineering achievement. The project was also awarded the Grand Award, the singular highest honor, at the ACEC-CT Engineering Excellence Awards banquet in January. These distinctions follow Meriden Green being named one of the six new grandest public spaces in America by the Architect’s Newspaper in July 2017.

Milone & MacBroom was the designer of record for the Harbor Brook restoration and new urban flood control park project, providing engineering, landscape architecture, construction administration, and resident engineering services. After a half-century of recurring flood damage and two decades of design and permitting, the new 14-acre Meriden Green has become a catalyst for the city’s economic revitalization and a significant piece to the flood mitigation strategy. The project has transformed an abandoned retail mall, parking lot, brownfield, and culverted brook into a remarkable, multifunctional, city-central green.

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Hardening Soft Targets and Improving Interior Climate with Window Film

by Peter J. Davey Buildings that are relatively unprotected and thus vulnerable to attack are considered soft targets and are vulnerable to terrorist groups and lonewolf attackers. An unfortunate reality, devastating current events have advanced the discussion of hardening soft targets, and consequently have prioritized the improvement of building safety and security infrastructure. Glass entrance doors and windows are the Achilles’ heels of all buildings. Left unprotected, they can potentially shatter and disperse dangerous shards that can cause injuries and damage. Additionally, an intruder can gain access through an unprotected window or glass entryway. Balancing priorities with budgetary concerns is a challenge; however, the cost of ignoring weak links in infrastructure can be catastrophic. Window film retrofits provide an economical solution compared to window replacement. Safety and security window films

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following safety window film products to help increase window and door security for schools — a recommendation that has resulted in the installation of 3M Safety & Security Films on hundreds of schools throughout the country: • Ultra Series S600 for strong, tear-resistance protection • Safety Series S140, which holds broken glass together so windows won’t shatter. • Impact Protection Attachment Systems, which bond the filmed window to the frame, offering the highest level of protection when combined with safety film.

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We have seen a considerable rise in requests for safety and security film specifications — particularly from soft

targets such as schools, hospitals, hotels, and shopping malls in recent years. American Window Film, Inc. professionals have installed 3M Company’s window film safety recommendations on many types of commercial buildings throughout the Northeast.

dual-technology climate control window film can boost the insulation performance of an existing single-pane window to nearly double-pane and a double-pane to nearly triple.

Dual-technology climate control window films

Nearly 40% of all heating loss in commercial buildings is due to windows. Particularly beneficial for commercial properties in the Northeast, dual-technology climate control window films are in demand. These highly engineered films utilize both traditional solar heat control as well as radiant heat control technologies in one film — a significant breakthrough for our Northeast climate zone characterized by dramatic seasonal temperature shifts. Like traditional solar control window films, dual-technology films reduce solar heat gain in warmer months and heat loss in colder months. However, they take them a step further by additionally reflecting radiant heat back into a room during colder months. These films effectively upgrade windows to low-e status — improving energy efficiency and year-round comfort at a fraction of the cost of glass replacement. With no protection, a single pane window loses 20 times as much heat as the same area in an adjacent well-insulated wall. Installed by professionals, a quality

Broken glass entry

Advances in traditional technologies, as well as the introduction of new technologies, have resulted in more effective and efficient window films to help improve safety, security, and energy efficiency within our buildings. A quick, clean, professional window film retrofit will pay for itself in short order while answering the safety and conservation demands of consumers as well as those of local, state, and federal agencies. Peter J. Davey is president of American Window Film, Inc. of Foxboro, Mass.

Triax Shares Safety Strategies Norwalk, CT – In recognition of Safety Week, May 7-11, Triax Technologies, Inc. shared key strategies construction firms can implement at all levels of their organizations to improve safety outcomes on the jobsite. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one out of five private industry fatalities occur in construction, and the health and productivity of more than 7 million U.S. construction workers are impacted by nonfatal injuries on the jobsite. As safety remains a top industry priority, construction organizations and industry stakeholders are increasingly turning to emerging technologies to help address this concern. “Through our work with contractors, we have seen time and time again that their No. 1 priority is ensuring that each worker returns home safely at the end of the day,” said Chad Hollingsworth, CEO and co-founder, Triax Technologies. “We are committed to doing our part to promote a proactive, data-driven safety environment. By developing internet-ofthings (IoT) tools to connect workers, site supervisors, and the back office, we are


enabling faster injury response, hazard reporting, and near-miss investigation.” Based on insights gained from the safety initiatives of leading contractors, Triax identified the following three best practices:

workers, equipment, tools, and the environment, which can be aggregated in the cloud for actionable insights. When combined with intelligent software and advanced analytics, IoTbased data gives management the insights to make faster, more informed decisions. It also helps them identify trends that can improve risk management practices as well as predict and prevent potential incidents.

Prioritize the industry’s most valuable resource

Recognizing that workers are experiencing risk on a daily basis, leading contractors are systematically empowering their crews to make safe choices every day. By prioritizing and investing in safety across the organization, these firms are communicating the value they place on their workforce. It’s important that everyone — from the CEO to the workers onsite — participate in ongoing training and safety improvement. For example, sites can use daily safety huddles to focus on a particular concern and educate the team on safer tools, equipment, and processes. Embrace the new technology ecosystem

In the last year, technology at the jobsite has moved beyond project management software to include wearables, sensors,

Avoid complacency

robots, and drones, which are all contributing to the overall safety culture. Eighty-two percent of contractors using wearables, for example, are reporting site safety improvements, according to the Dodge Data & Analytics “Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017” report. IoT-enabled technologies allow everyone to communicate safety issues across the jobsite in real time, and they automatically collect safety data from

Employees can become complacent when they perceive risk as part of the job. Learn from past mistakes, and implement changes on future projects to reduce risk and send the message that any amount of danger is unacceptable. Use data to document and recognize risky behaviors and investigate near misses. Now in its fifth year, more than 80 national and global construction firms team up for Safety Week to reinforce the industry’s commitment to eliminating worker injury and promoting a shared culture of care and concern.

June 2018


Corporate Finegold Alexander Designated WBE Receives Tsongas Award Boston – Finegold Alexander Architects, under the new leadership of Rebecca Berry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, president, AIA; Ellen Anselone, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, vice president; Regan Shields Ives, AIA, LEED AP, secretary; and Jeffrey Garriga, AIA, LEED AP, treasurer, announced that the firm has been certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). The commonwealth of Massachusetts grants the designation of WBE to businesses that demonstrate majority ownership and control of daily management and operations by women. The new leadership is expected to continue pushing the envelope to make existing buildings as green as possible, “preserving our heritage and our planet for future generations.” “Achieving WBE certification and being recognized by Preservation Massachusetts with the Tsongas award are two great honors for the leadership team,” said Berry. “This recognition marks a turning point and is an indication that the architectural profession is evolving

We Go The Extra Mile

(l-r) Ellen Anselone, Jeffrey Garriga, Rebecca Berry, and Regan Shields Ives

towards a more equitable and inclusive profession for future generations to come. This truly is the beginning of an exciting new era for the firm.” The leadership team was also awarded the prestigious 2018 Tsongas Award for The Next Generation leaders in preservation.

Cresa Announces Project Team for PTC Boston – The Boston office of Cresa recently announced that key project team members have been selected for the interior fit-out of the new global headquarters in Boston’s Seaport District for PTC, a global provider of technology. Cresa’s project management team will oversee the buildout and relocation. Margulies Perruzzi Architects was selected to provide architectural and interior design services for PTC’s new workplace, and Gilbane Building Company was named construction manager for the 250,000sf interior fit-out. The project is expected to be complete in early 2019 and is targeting LEED Gold. Developed by Skanska Development and designed by Boston-based CBT Architects, 121 Seaport is a 17-story, 400,000sf, Class A elliptical-shaped glass office building now under construction in Boston’s Innovation District. PTC will occupy the building’s top nine floors with direct access to the rooftop terrace and access to a common area with outdoor deck on the third floor. A design highlight of the new headquarters is its Customer Experience Center, an interactive showcase of PTC’s industrial innovation platform and related solutions. PTC is expected to house approximately 1,000 of the company’s 6,000 worldwide employees at 121 Seaport.

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June 2018



Vacant Building to Become Housing

Campaign to Transform Playground

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Boston – MassDevelopment and the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation (SWBCDC), a nonprofit that works in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, announced a new Commonwealth Places campaign, a collaborative initiative from MassDevelopment and the civic crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The SWBCDC’s campaign will help transform the underused former Doyle Playground into a new neighborhood park that will provide space for cultural performances, neighborhood association

meetings, cookouts, and more. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation owns the 1-acre site and has helped volunteers with community cleanup. With support from the Solomon Foundation, residents are working with a professional landscape architecture team to finalize the park design. If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $6,000 by June 6, 2018, at midnight, the project will win a matching grant with funds from MassDevelopment’s Commonwealth Places program.

Worcester, MA – MassHousing has closed on a total of $5.1 million in affordable housing financing to support the redevelopment of Worcester’s Central Building. The financing will allow the Central Building Development Group to transform a vacant former office building in downtown Worcester into a new, 55unit mixed-income housing community that will include 14 workforce housing units. The general contractor is Dellbrook JKS. The architect is The Architectural Team, and the management agent is Maloney Properties. There will be one studio unit, 17 one-

bedroom apartments, 34 two-bedroom apartments, and three three-bedroom apartments. Eight of the 55 new apartments will be for lower-income households earning at or below 50% of the area median income and will be subsidized by Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment vouchers. An additional 28 units will be affordable for households earning at or below 60%. Fourteen apartments will be workforce housing units for moderate-income households earning at or below 70%, and five units will be rented at market rates. The area median income for Worcester is $85,800 for a family of four.


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Restoration and Renovation MPA Revitalizes National Development’s 100 Crossing Boulevard

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Framingham, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that it has completed the design and renovation of 100 Crossing Blvd. in Framingham for National Development of Newton. MPA was engaged to provide space planning and interior design services to reposition the 100,000sf office building to meet the demands of today’s office tenants. Cranshaw Construction served as

construction manager for the project, and AHA Consulting Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services. The project team also included Daigle Engineers, Inc. as structural engineer and Hawk Design, Inc. as landscape architect. Built in 1997, the three-story 100 Crossing Blvd. required an updated look and modern amenities to reposition it as a high-quality, amenity-rich building.

Cafe at 100 Crossing / photo by Warren Patterson Photography

To create an open and brighter space upon entry, MPA redesigned the twostory lobby with new lighting, flooring, and glass handrails along the stair and mezzanine. Artwork and casual seating provide an intimate lobby nook for conversation along the window line. The updated ground floor includes a new food service area with seating, a 1,525sf conference center, and a fitness center with locker rooms. A redesigned,

landscaped front walk with new plantings and an outdoor patio with seasonal seating enhance the exterior main entrance for both tenants and visitors. To offer tenants a fresh and exciting food selection in the new cafeteria, National Development partnered with Fooda to provide a diverse mix of lunch choices from highly rated local restaurants.

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Jewett Completes Historic Restoration

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Salem, MA – Jewett Construction of Raymond, N.H., has completed the 24,000sf restoration and three-story addition to the property at 90 Washington St. in Salem. The project involved the transformation and repair of a historic building into a new and modern space. The building design was a creation of Mark Meche of Winter Street Architects in Salem. The renovated facility is a new annex for the city of Salem offices. The property features an open concept office space on the second and third floors. It also has a public meeting space on the ground level. The new addition includes an impressive curtainwall feature and blends modern design while respecting the

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historic character of Salem. According to President Craig Jewett, “Mark and his team did a fantastic job designing a truly beautiful and modern space. We were fortunate to work with him on this project.”

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Charlestown, MA – Recently, 129 modular boxes arrived at The Graphic and will soon be craned into place to construct a new, contemporary luxury apartment building. Now under construction, it is currently the largest modular project in Boston and is expected to be ready for residents by October. The Graphic is located at 32 Cambridge Street in Charlestown. The developer is Berkeley Investments; ICON Architecture, Inc. is the architect, and Tocci Building Corporation is the general contractor. RCM Group is the manufacturer of the modular boxes. Each modular box is 60-ft. x 65ft. in length, weighs approximately 30,000 to 35,000 pounds, and requires approximately 20 minutes to be lifted into position. On average, 14 boxes can be placed daily, which means a new building of this size will be erected in approximately one month.

With a contemporary design that celebrates Sullivan Square’s industrial heritage, the project will create a total of 171 apartments spanning two buildings, approximately 4,000sf of retail/restaurant space, and 113 parking spaces. The redevelopment includes the adaptive reuse of the Graphic Arts Finishers Building featuring loft-style apartments and will offer residents a lounge, club room, game room, and bike storage facilities, as well as onsite management offices. A new four-story podium being constructed with the modular boxes above will comprise approximately 125 apartments above 97 parking spaces. This new construction, which will seek LEED Gold certification, will offer fitness and yoga facilities, a private courtyard for residents, and a roof deck with skyline views of Charlestown and Boston.

June 2018



Penniman on the Park Completed

Former Schoolhouse to Be Developed

Rendering of North Village Lofts

Worcester, MA – MassDevelopment has partnered with Main Street Bank in Marlborough to provide a $2.78 million commercial real estate mortgage loan to North Village Lofts LLC, a partnership between Worcester developers Timothy Adler and Daniel Stroe. Main Street Bank was the lead lender on the financing, and MassDevelopment contributed $1.3 million to the loan. North Village Lofts is using loan proceeds to buy and renovate the former Indian Hill Schoolhouse at 155 Ararat Street, converting the building into 23 market-rate rental housing units.

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MassDevelopment also enhanced the financing with a guarantee. In addition to re-activating an underused property, the developers plan to preserve the schoolhouse building’s brick, wood beam, and stucco gothic exterior and many interior architectural elements. The property was built in 1925 as a public elementary schoolhouse. The city of Worcester declared it a surplus property in 1981 and sold the building to a private secretarial school that occupied it until 2006. After being vacant for more than a decade, the building is expected to be ready for occupancy in early 2019.

Penniman on the Park

Allston, MA – Groom Construction recently partnered with Jumbo Capital Management, LLC and O’Sullivan Architects on Penniman on the Park, a multi-unit residential condominium building located steps from Allston’s Union Square. Completed in March, the 41,000sf building is equipped with top-shelf finish palettes featuring wood flooring and designer-level kitchen, bath, and lighting finishes such as custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, and high-end Jenn-Air appliances. The condominium development features

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36 units, approximately 1,000sf each, and includes four penthouse residences with six units designated affordable. The building features garage parking and elevator access and is steps away from the Boston Landing MBTA Commuter Rail Station. The development was located on an extremely tight urban fill site in downtown Allston. The 14-month project involved decontamination of the site, dewatering, installation of a water retention system, and shoring of sidewalks and a heavy structural foundation, all requiring strategic planning and close collaboration with site subcontractor partners.




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Marr Takes on a Big ‘Little’ Project Boston – Emerson College’s Little Building, converted into a dormitory and dining hall in 1995, is now undergoing a two-year construction project. The work will replace the existing façade, renovate the dining hall and student social space, and upgrade and increase student rooms, adding 290 new student beds to the existing 750. Marr Scaffolding Company’s Shoring Division has contracted with both Suffolk Construction and NASDI Demolition to install shoring for the removal and replacement of existing beams, columns, and walls to accommodate the new design. Daniel Marr & Son (DM&S) is furnishing the structural steel and installing 100,000sf of new steel and metal decking with over 1,000 pieces of steel erected by hand in the interior of the building. Work for all Marr entities will continue through the summer. There is a great deal of reinforcing work involved in repairing and strengthening the existing structure. Custom brackets were engineered in-house for shoring applications that required using pairs of 20-ft.-long beams weighing approximately 1,700 pounds to carry the weight of a 120,000-pound interior column. Marr Shoring worked with sister companies DM&S and Marr Crane & Rigging to rig the beams in place and field weld the brackets. A major component of the work includes replacing the exterior façade, and DM&S has contracted with Beton

Shoring for restoration work at Emerson College’s Little Building

Erecting steel for the 100,000sf addition at Emerson College

Prefabrique (BPDL) to erect over 1,400 new ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) panels made to replicate the elaborate historic façade of the building. Some of the panels will attach to the existing structure and others to the new steel being erected.

June 2018

Nauset Breaks Ground on Apartments

Rendering of Park 77 / Piatt Associates

Cambridge, MA – Construction is underway for a multifamily development that will deliver 93 transit-oriented apartment units to the Alewife neighborhood of Cambridge. The project is being built by Needham-based Nauset Construction for owner Abodez Acorn New Street LLC, and is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2019. Designed by Piatt Associates, the fourstory, 96,000sf building will be comprised of a mix of pet-friendly studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, including 14 three-bedroom units designed for families. The new complex, known as Park 77, will be constructed at the site of the former window and door manufacturing and warehouse facility known as the J &C Adams Company. It is across from the 50-acre Danehy Park recreational facility. In addition to the convenient neighborhood recreational facilities, retail and dining options, the building itself will offer a host of common area amenities, including a lobby lounge with

a see-through gas fireplace, terrace with built-in gas barbecue, café with a full kitchen, multimedia room with surroundsound, meeting room with built-in audio-visual equipment, top-floor sky lounge with a pool table and roof deck, fitness room, and free dog washing and grooming station. The well-appointed units will feature a combination of tile and plank flooring, quartz countertops, and shaker-style, white-finish cabinetry. A mix of fixed and turn-and-tilt windows will supply an abundance of natural light to all units, and select units will include balconies and terraces. The colorful exterior façade will be a combination of board and batten siding, metal wall shingles, green and gray clapboards, and stone veneer. Located within walking distance to Alewife Station on the Red Line, Park 77 will include underground parking, electrical charging stations, free auto vacuum, and ample bicycle storage.

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been tailored to customers’ preferences for personal and social engagement within a built environment — and meeting their healthcare expectations — is key to attracting and retaining their loyalty. For many of our clients, our healthcare consultants are using information gleaned from data collected and patient interviews to develop customer personas based on the actual demographics of their population. This information is valuable to the design team so they can establish a concept that responds to that particular community. The continued use of data analytics and customer surveys can provide realtime information on volumes, revenue, delivery of care, and patient satisfaction for healthcare systems. It can also identify when modifications to their business and operational models need to be made to meet changing demands. As healthcare systems continue on their journey to grow market share through consolidation and expansion of clinical services, they will still experience market shifts and disruptors that will require

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them to maintain a nimble approach to changing demands. And we, as healthcare designers and consultants, have to remain nimble as well. Utilizing data analytics and integrating strategic business models with operations and innovative thinking helps maintain a competitive edge and opens the door to becoming the preferred provider of quality care within a geographic area. Jessica Stebbins, IIDA, LEED AP, is a healthcare principal at HDR, Boston.

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June 2018

Boston East Celebrates Opening


Major Renovation for Housing Community

Exterior / photo Boston East

Boston – Mass. Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh joined developer Trinity Financial, the East Boston Community Development Corporation, elected officials, and community leaders recently for the official opening and ribbon cutting of Boston East. Located directly on Boston Harbor, Boston East is a $71 million, boutique, mid-rise residential community that features 200 units, including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, and loft units; six artist live-work-sell units; and a community art gallery. The development is close to the MBTA Blue Line, downtown Boston, and Logan International Airport. Boston East, which is designed by ICON Architecture, features an acre of open space that includes a number of community outdoor features, including multiple decks and a large rooftop lounge.

A harbor walk trail extends around and past the development, and residents also have access to an onsite kayak and standup paddleboard launch. The interior features designs by Cortney and Robert Novogratz and in collaboration with companies such as CB2. The Novogratzes embraced Boston’s rich history, seafaring heritage, and location on the harbor as inspiration for the “marine industrial” theme they incorporated into the interior design. The development and expansion of the East Boston Harborwalk were made possible in part by a $3 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant. The site also includes a portion of land that is a Designated Port Area and will be developed by the East Boston Community Development Corporation with a marineindustrial related use.

Weeks School Apartments, Newton

Boston – MassHousing has provided $3.3 million in affordable housing financing to the nonprofit Newton Community Development Foundation (NCDF), the management agent for the renovation of the historic Weeks School Apartments. The general contractor will be Essex Builders Corporation.

The $3.3 million permanent loan from MassHousing will allow NCDF to undertake extensive exterior repairs at the 75-unit mixed-income community, including roof and masonry repairs and windows and exterior door replacement. The property consists of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

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Safety is a Process, Not a Trophy

by Tom Ludorf The largest source of injury on any active worksite is absent-mindedness, inattentiveness, and ignorance of surroundings — also known as complacency. A momentary lapse in attention is all it takes to turn a routine trip across the worksite into a hospital visit for you and stop work order for your organization. While we’re all guilty of letting our minds wander in the day-today routine, there are few other industries where the consequences for inattention are as potentially dire. Every construction vet has a horror story to tell around the coffee truck, and I’ve been on enough construction sites to know that won’t change overnight. What can be done, however, is “apprentice” steps to get every worker engaged in making and promoting safer choices.

Every contractor knows the importance of hole covers, rebar caps, toe boards, and PPE — the larger items that help ensure a safe work environment. A truly successful safety culture, however, happens when contractors sweat the small stuff, holding themselves and their own employees as accountable as each subcontractor’s subcontractor. Good housekeeping — clear paths of travel, removing trash — not only ensures basic cleanliness, but it can also prevent fires or expose hidden safety hazards. Stretch-and-flex programs, as another example, offer more than a bit of yoga and are great for safety compliance with the added effect of keeping workers mindful of daily ergonomics and safe lifting practices. $20 water coolers around the site can prevent hours of lost work and dehydration-related injuries, and strict gatekeeping (often seen only as “waiting in line”) can prevent unforeseen operating losses and slash material shrinkage. The moral of this story isn’t to shove safety down your workforce’s throats with unrealistic, sweeping safety initiatives. Lofty goals and long-term safety ambitions are important, yes, but the real moral of this story is to focus on promoting the mundane, daily

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safety choices that can lead up to big safety changes. Every marginal increase in safety is a step towards something larger — and is well worth the potential upfront headache of implementing it. Hardhats took nearly 50 years to catch on — and it certainly wasn’t as a result of being so comfortable and stylish — but you’d be hard-pressed to find a worker today who didn’t know someone whose life was saved by their helmet onsite. Jumpstarting your safety program, like jumpstarting your workout routine, won’t happen overnight. Like someone training for a 10K, you start with daily runs. You may not feel the benefit overnight, and there will

certainly be a few cramps and kinks along the way, but when you have run 5 miles for the first time without looking back, the smaller steps and choices that got you there will be well worth it. This Safety Week, I pledge to focus on the small safety decisions — checking the webbing of my harness, wearing my Spot-r Clip, getting proper rest — that will ensure I return home safely at the end of the day. When we take a bite out of complacency, and when we focus on the variables we can control, we are stronger and safer together. Tom Ludorf is director of field engineering at Triax Technologies.

June 2018


Insight Success From The Start:

Keys to Preconstruction Planning for Owners and Architects

by Tom Howes It’s one thing when a concept for a potential construction project is abandoned early on by choice. Maybe the inspiration was a good one but the market forces weren’t favorable, the timing wasn’t right, or you simply decided to put your resources elsewhere. These are all valid reasons to opt out of moving forward. No harm, no foul. But it’s a different matter entirely when countless architect hours and considerable management resources have already been poured into developing designs for a project you intended to build, only to have everything collapse when the project goes out to bid and comes back wildly over budget. At that point you are

left with a set of pretty drawings and a decision to make of how much more to spend to adapt to what the market says the project will cost. One of the best ways for owners and architects to avoid this highly disruptive outcome is to add an experienced, qualified construction manager to the team from the very beginning to provide specialized preconstruction services. At Delphi we take a team approach to our projects from the preconstruction phase right through the bidding and construction process. We like to combine the efforts of our business development with project development and estimating so the client and their project get all the attention they deserve. Speaking for Delphi, we are able to come alongside as part of the team to offer detailed estimating and budgeting throughout all phases of design, as well as rigorous constructability assessments, cost savings strategies and solutions, comprehensive phasing and logistics plans, and more.

I certainly don’t want to diminish the value of the work of any professional estimator, but there is much more to consider in project development than just estimating the cost of the bricks and sticks. Things like site or constructability challenges, material costs trends, projected labor availability, etc. These may not even be considered when producing a simple estimate but they can all dramatically affect real costs and threaten the viability of the project itself when it goes out to bid. By bringing a construction manager in to work as part of the team from the beginning, we can work together to make sure everything is on track and progressing towards a comprehensive, accurate, and optimized budget to ensure a successful outcome. Working as a team, we can identify and avoid potential pitfalls ahead of time, apply construction expertise, and adapt the plan before it progresses too far in a wrong direction. We are able to offer these services to clients and architects whether the award process leads to a negotiated

contract or a select bid list. Delphi may be a bit unusual in that we are a construction manager that got its start on the owner project manager (OPM) side of the business. That “client first” mentality is still very much embedded in our DNA. Our goal is to make sure the client has a successful final product regardless of whether we are the ones to build it. Oftentimes, as a result of the work we provide and the relationship that is developed during preconstruction, the client will choose to negotiate a contract with us or perhaps even convert to a GMP contract approach with our True Open Book Framework. But even if the client does choose to go out to bid to other GCs, we always feel very confident that with the detailed information we have helped develop, we will be very competitive against invited bidders. Tom Howes is director of business development for Delphi Construction.

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Stebbins Family and PROCON Honored

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(l-r) Patrick Tufts, MSW president and CEO of Granite United Way; Mark Stebbins, chairman and CEO of PROCON; Sean Owen, CEO WEDU; and Sarah McClusky, sr. dir. leadership and planned giving at Granite United Way 330 Railroad Avenue

Marlborough, MA – Universal Window and Door provided the historic replica windows for a pair of projects that were recently honored by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Connecticut’s historic and cultural heritage. Universal supplied historic replica windows to Billings Forge, one of Hartford’s first major adaptive-use projects, and 330 Railroad Avenue, a 1928 Art Deco building that was

formerly home to Connecticut Light & Power. Billings Forge is a mixed-use project comprised of apartments, a job-training center, a restaurant, and a community garden. The project was designed by The Architectural Team (TAT) and built by Keith Construction, Inc. 330 Railroad Avenue in Greenwich was converted into “cool” office space by owner and principal tenant Granoff Architects, and constructed by the JCS Construction Group.

CI to Bestow Life Achievement Award Hartford, CT – The Construction research center in Ireland. Institute honored Dean Louis He created a partnership Manzione with the David N. with nearly 100 academic Labau Lifetime Achievement researchers from nine Irish Award, at the ninth annual universities, known as the Visionaries Forum, on May 17 at Center for Telecommunications Spotlight Theaters in Hartford. Value Chain Research. The new The Award recognizes lab has grown to become an individuals for their dedication Dean Louis Manzione important part of the Bell Labs to the Construction Institute effort and is a model of effective and its mission as well as for a industry-academic-government lifetime of industry achievement. partnership. Manzione is This prestigious award has recognized as a pioneer in the been given only 11 times in the packaging of integrated circuits. Institute’s 43-year history. He wrote the first book on plastic Dean Manzione will be molded packaging of computer departing the University of chips, and such packaging is now Hartford in June, where he used in more than 90% of the world’s has been serving as the Dean of the integrated circuits. College of Engineering, Technology, and In recognition of his achievements, Architecture (CETA) since 2005. Manzione was named a Fellow of the During his time at the university, Society of Plastics Engineers for career Manzione worked closely with the achievement in the use of plastics for Construction Institute to enhance and electronics. At Bell Labs, he served on deepen the relationship between the the President’s Leadership Team and the institute and CETA as well as with the Strategic Planning Committee. Dean university in general. He has served on Manzione was on several of the design the institute’s board of advisors and has teams for early generations of cell phones, served as a presenter and a writer for and his work on next-generation antennas insitute programs. Before his tenure has garnered considerable attention and as dean of CETA, he was founding executive director of Bell Laboratories several patents.


Manchester, NH – PROCON Owners Mark and Sally Stebbins were recently honored with the Live United Award at the Currier Museum in Manchester for their impact on the 2016/2017 Granite United Way Campaign. The Stebbins family “Get on the Bus” Challenge Match brought in 25 new corporate donors. The PROCON workplace campaign raised an additional $68,000 that was matched by PROCON, doubling the impact. The “Get on the Bus” Challenge Match involved each new corporate donor hosting a workplace campaign or pledging a corporate gift. In turn, the Stebbins family committed $50,000 to match new corporate gifts, and all of the qualified business donors enjoyed a pair of complimentary tickets, lunch, and a bus ride to a New England Patriots game with the Stebbinses. Patrick Tufts, MSW, president and

CEO of Granite United Way, commented, “This match has helped us tackle one of our greatest challenges – new business growth and retention – in a fun and engaging way. It has inspired hundreds of new employees, as well as business owners, around our state to see themselves as part of the solution to bring lasting change to our community.” Tufts pointed out “Including the generous Stebbins Family Challenge Match of $25,000 per year, the final investment will be well over $330,000 in new dollars raised in two years. We are truly grateful for Mark and Sally’s creativity, support, and generosity.” The Stebbinses are longtime Granite United Way contributors, Pacesetters, and Alexis de Tocqueville Society members. The family has supported the charity through personal contributions, corporate fundraisers, and challenge matches for over 60 years.

CBC Announces Team Award Winners Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress recognizes outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors, and trades. Each year, CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through this close collaboration.

Major Renovations/Expansions

The 2018 CBC Project Team Award first-place winning projects are:

Special thanks to our judges: Sam Carbone, senior development manager (Americas), Real Estate & Infrastructure Dept., Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, United Arab Emirates; Craig Galati, AIA, principal, LGA, Inc., Las Vegas, NV; and Namhun Lee, Ph.D., CM-BIM, associate professor, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Conn.

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Engineering & Science University Magnet School, New Haven, Conn. Landscape Architecture/Public Spaces

St. Paul Church Campus Green & Prayer Garden, Kensington, Conn.

Henkel Laundry & Beauty Care Pilot Plant, Trumbull, Conn. New Construction

Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse, Litchfield, Conn. Small Project

Carroll Building, Waterbury, Conn. Transportation/Utility/Civil

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Diprete Promotes Three

Suffolk Hires Katy O’Neil Women’s Workforce Council, Boston – Suffolk, a national a member of the Board of innovative builder, has hired Overseers for the Boch Center, Katy O’Neil as vice president, and a member of the Babson business development and client Boston Advisory Council. relations, Northeast. In this role, In January 2018, she was she will oversee the Boston presented with a Pinnacle business development team and Award by the Greater Boston will be an integral part of the Chamber of Commerce in the Boston leadership team. O’Neil category of Advancement of O’Neil comes to Suffolk Women Professionals. from the Greater Boston Chamber of “We are thrilled that Katy is joining Commerce, where she was executive VP our Boston team in this key business for over 16 years. She is a former Chair of development role,” said Suffolk the Board of the Mass. March of Dimes, Chairman and CEO John Fish. a member of Mayor Marty Walsh’s

MacEachern Joins Boylston Boston – Boylston Properties site in Watertown into a dynamic has hired Justin MacEachern as new urban neighborhood, slated its new director of construction. to open in spring 2019. His immediate principal Prior to joining Boylston responsibility is building the Properties, MacEachern worked $350 million Arsenal Yards at Gilbane Building Company for mixed-use development, a nearly a decade. joint venture with The Wilder A licensed construction Companies. supervisor since 2005, he was MacEachern With sitework underway, named one of Engineering News Arsenal Yards is a 1 million sf Record’s Top Young Professionals in New development of the former Arsenal Mall England in 2015.

Pinck Expands its Project Mgmt. Team

Cranston, RI – DiPrete Engineering recently announced three promotions: Audie Osgood to senior project manager, Greg Guglielmo to executive vice president, and Jason Clough to senior project engineer/project manager. Osgood joined DiPrete in 2005 as a project engineer. In addition to being a professional engineer, he is a LEED accredited professional. He will manage and provide engineering assistance and will handle construction documents and administration. He will be responsible for mentoring junior staff in preparing construction documents. Guglielmo, a certified land planner, will be leading the firm’s day-to-day operations including new business development and proposal delivery. He will continue to work with other senior leaders to set the path for the firm’s future growth, including individual personnel growth and firm expansion opportunities. Jason Clough joined DiPrete nearly 14 years ago as a civil engineer. His new hybrid position includes a technical role of overseeing site designs and per-



mitting, as well as handling proposals, presentations before public boards and commissions, client coordination, invoicing, and scheduling. He has worked on several intricate and Clough challenging projects, the most notable being Dowling Village in North Smithfield. In 1992, there were fewer than 10 people working for the firm. Since then, the company has grown to more than 50 employees and has offices in Dedham Mass., Newport R.I., and Cranston R.I.

Kurokawa Joins Isgenuity


Boston – Ai Kurokawa has joined the Isgenuity team as a principal, adding a key leadership position to the firm. She brings nearly 20 years of experience on complex healthcare and life sciences projects for nationally acclaimed institutions. Kurokawa is recognized as a forward-thinking design professional with a people-focused process that elevates client and stakeholder experiences.

Hughes Joins Daedalus Projects DiMauro Jr.


Boston – Pinck & Co. Inc., a comprehensive real estate development and project management services firm, has hired Alfredo DiMauro Jr., Assoc. AIA as project director, Jeffrey Mulliken, AIA, LEED AP as senior project manager, Eileena Long as project manager, and Oscar Florez as assistant project manager. DiMauro brings experience in university operations and team leadership, as well as in planning, design, and construction. He joins Pinck & Co. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he was assistant vice president for facilities. He was previously director of planning, design, and construction at Skidmore College.. Mulliken has expertise in planning, programming, and interior design, with a focus on space needs assessments, space planning, schematic design, construction




documentation, and workplace strategy. He was previously a senior architect with Dyer Brown Architects and senior project manager with Elkus Manfredi Architects. Long brings to the firm experience managing projects in both the public and private sectors. She previously worked for Wise Construction Corp. as a project manager and for Gilbane Building Company as a project engineer. She is a member of the Association of General Contractor’s Building Women in Construction (BWIC) committee. Florez specializes in architectural design and planning and is working toward becoming a licensed architect. He joins Pinck & Co. from Stantec, where he was a designer and graphic specialist. Prior to that, he worked for Koetter & Kim Associates as an architectural designer.

Boston – Frances M. Hughes Hughes’ experience includes recently joined Daedalus Projects, higher education, residential, Inc. as a project manager. Hughes commercial, and mixed-use has over 25 years of experience in projects in both the private and design and construction. public sectors. She is particularly Most recently, she served as the knowledgeable about the director of design services, project preconstruction process and management at Tocci Building will provide insight regarding Corporation. Much of her career program development, site Hughes was spent at Stantec (formerly due diligence, planning, ADD, Inc.), where she served as a senior regulatory interface, and architectural associate principal, architecture. and interior design elements.

O’Neill Named Development Manager Warwick, RI – Tubelite Inc. has named Kevin O’Neill as a client development manager serving clients in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Based in New Jersey, he works closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with


storefront, curtainwall, entrances, and daylight control systems. O’Neill started his career in 1990 at Kawneer Company and continued as an architectural sales representative at Kalwall Corporation in New Hampshire, at YKK AP America in Massachusetts, and at Oldcastle Building Envelope in Rhode Island.

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C.E. Floyd Promotes Two

Schonour Selected for 40Under40 List

Middletown, CT – C.E. Floyd Company has promoted Michaela Catallozzi and Kyle Bopp. Catallozzi has been named project manager. She’s been with C.E. Floyd Company for four years and has worked on projects at Ethel Walker School, Avery Heights, and Bridges of Norwalk, among others. Catallozzi sits on the University of Hartford Alumni Association Board of Directors and is currently managing a renovation at The Mercy Community in West Hartford. Bopp has been named project superintendent. He’s been with the company for seven years with time away

the firm, Schonour is also a Boston – Cannon Design’s Sara Schonour, LC, Associate IALD, member of CannonDesign’s has been selected as one of the NEXT Council, where she 40Under40 North America 2018 partners with leadership to lighting designers in association evolve the firm’s practice. with Lighting magazine. Here’s a small excerpt from the Schonour leads CannonDeaware press release “Twentysign’s Lighting Studio, coupling one women and 19 men from her extensive lighting design Schonour 31 practices make up the experience and knowledge with inaugural 40under40 class of a deep understanding of architectural 2018. Nominated by their principals design and building systems to bring and peers and selected by a panel of seamlessly integrated solutions to clients. industry experts based on submissions, She is active in the lighting design citations, and supporting evidence, community and is well versed in the the members will receive global role light can play in the realization of recognition culminating in a glamorous beautiful spaces that are also sensitive to the consumption of energy and natural international presentation ceremony in resources. Recognized as a leader within New York in March.”



in the middle to start and manage his own light excavation company. Recent projects include Bridges of Norwalk and Masonicare at Mystic. He’s currently working with Catallozzi supervising a renovation at The Mercy Community in West Hartford.

Colantonio Vice Chair of AGC MA


Holliston, MA – Francis Colantonio, chairman and CEO of Colantonio Inc., was recently named vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA). He will serve a two-year term and then move into the position of chair for an additional two-year term. He has been a member of the AGC MA for the past 35 years and a member of the board of directors since 2015. Colantonio is licensed as a construction supervisor, Boston builder, welder, hoisting, and commercial maritime captain. He started a carpentry business in 1978 and now employs 50 people.

TRIA Hires Morra client relationships for the firm’s Boston – TRIA recently announced that Anthony science and technology projects. (Tony) Morra, AIA, LEED AP, Prior to joining TRIA, Morra has joined the firm as a senior held project architect and project project manager. He brings more management positions at several than 30 years of experience Boston-area design firms, where in project management, he led the successful completion architectural design, and client of numerous academic projects, communications to TRIA, Morra many with a science and lab where he will be responsible for design focus. leading project delivery and managing

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