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The Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse was recently awarded CBC’s 2018 Project Team of the Year Award. / photo Paul Burk Photography

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: RDK Integrates Into NV5 Brand Griffin Celebrates 40 Years in Business

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AIA CT Honors Amenta Emma for Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group HDR Wins ACEC / MA Bronze Award CJ Blossom Park Earns Lab of the Year Award, designed by CannonDesign Iowa State Realignment Echoes Move to Shared and Multi-Use Spaces Kubik Receives AIA Associates Award Delphi Begins Work on OCHS

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The Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse was recently awarded CBC’s 2018 Project Team of the Year Award.


Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center Breaks Ground


ABC Mass. & GCI Announce 2018 S.T.E.P. Award Winners


Kubik Receives AIA Associates Award


Bowdoin Construction Celebrates 45 Years of Building Relationships


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(l-r) Robert Wright, PE; Marcel A. Valois, ACEC/RI executive director; Jeff Lewis, PE, ACEC/RI secretary; Brendan Ennis, PE; Joseph D’Alesio, PE, ACEC/RI president; Todd Ravenelle, PE; Robert Smith, PE; and John Shevlin, PE, ACEC/RI honorary past president

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ACEC/RI 2018 election of officers

Newport, RI – The 2018 ACEC/RI annual meeting was held recently at the O’Club (Navy Officers Club) in Newport. The meeting included the election of new officers and directors for the coming year.

Award winners

This issue features some of the people and companies that have shown excellence in the AEC industry in New England. Awards can be a career booster for some and well-deserved recognition for others. ABC Massachusetts chapter 2018 S.T.E.P. Awards (p 18) recognizes the ROI given for safety in construction. ABC New Hampshire/Vermont chapter awards will be featured in the August HP. Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) Project Team Awards (p 22) recognize teamwork in the top projects of Connecticut. If your firm received an award . . . “Why keep a low profile?” Send details to HP at editor@ high-profile.com. A special HP shout-out to Wayne J.

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IFMA recognizes Gioioso

Recently, the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Boston Chapter recognized John J. Gioioso CFM, MCR, member of the Lynnfield Planning Board for the Educator & Professional Development Award for 2018. Gioioso is currently the senior director of corporate building operations and real estate for Fresenius Medical Care North America and is adjunct faculty at Boston University and Wentworth Institute of Technology.


• Marcel A. Valois, executive director (ACEC/RI) • Kenneth DeCosta, PE, national director (Pare Corporation) • John Shevlin, PE, honorary past president (Pare Corporation) • Joseph D’Alesio, PE, president (BETA Group Inc.) • Patty Steere, PE, vice president (Steere Engineering, Inc.) • Todd Ravenelle, PE, treasurer (Gordon R. Archibald, Inc.) • Jeff Lewis, PE, secretary (Garofalo & Associates) • Joseph Wanat, PE, PTOE, (VHB)

ACEC/RI, established in 2016, is a member organization of the national American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, D.C., which represents more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors, and other specialists as the voice of the engineering industry through government advocacy, political action, and business education. Correction

In the June issue, HP correctly identified John Guarracino, project manager, JM Electrical as author of the article “Boston’s Medical Facilities Present Unique Opportunity,” but his photo on the cover was misidentified as John’s brother, Matthew Guarracino, who also works with JM Electrical and has previously published articles in HP. Our apologies, guys.

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Up-Front Perruzzi Named BSA Treasurer Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently announced that principal and senior partner Daniel P. Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP, has been elected treasurer of the board of directors for the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA). An active member of the BSA since 1984, Perruzzi has served the organization in many capacities through the years, including board member, committee chair, task force contributor, and award juror. In addition to his role as treasurer, he is currently on the editorial board of ArchitectureBoston, a quarterly publication of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA. Perruzzi has more than 30 years of experience as an architect, project manager, and principal. As a senior partner and principal at MPA, he is responsible for overall project management and resource allocation for the firm. His vast portfolio includes projects for real estate development, science + technology, corporate, and professional services clients, with a specific focus on law and financial services firms.

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D’Alesio Elected President of ACEC/RI Lincoln, RI – Joseph D’Alesio, PE, was named president of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/RI). D’Alesio is a senior vice president with BETA Group, Inc. and has over four decades of civil engineering experience, specializing in the planning and design of wastewater treatment, collection and pumping systems, and construction management. He previously held the positions of treasurer and vice president of ACEC/ RI before being elected to the role of president.

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Launches Apprentice Program Billerica, MA – Interstate Electrical Services Corp. recently introduced the first apprenticeship program in Massachusetts specifically designed for manufacturing assemblers. Interstate’s Team Assembler Electrical Apprentice Program expands opportunities for workers in the state to learn in-demand skills while being paid. Participants who complete the Team Assembler Electrical Apprentice Program will earn an assembler certificate, which will be registered with the state. The oneyear apprentice program requires 2,000 on-the-job hours and 150 classroom hours. Up to 30 apprentices are expected to enroll in the first year of the program.

Once an apprentice completes the program and becomes a registered assembler, opportunities for career advancement include becoming a production area supervisor. Skills obtained through the program are transferable to the benefit of any employer in the state that relies on manufacturing. Luiza Mills, vice president of human resources at Interstate, said, “This is a win-win-win for the commonwealth of Massachusetts, for our employees, and for our company. Interstate is proud to lead the way with this Team Assembler Electrical Apprentice Program.”


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$83M Braintree Middle School Breaks Ground

Braintree East Middle School / rendering by Miller Dyer Spears (l-r) Kevin Sullivan, VP, Shawmut; Deborah B. Goldberg, Mass. state treasurer and receiver general; Joseph Sullivan, mayor of Braintree; and Steve Banak, operational exec., and Kelly Doherty, project manager, both of Shawmut / photo by Miller Dyer Spears

Braintree, MA – The town of Braintree recently broke ground on its new 185,000sf, $83 million East Middle School that is designed to accommodate 1,180 students ranging from fifth to eighth grade. The project includes a prominent new entry, three-story classroom block, new gym, and a new Media Commons infill at the existing courtyard. The plan reuses the existing school while improving the overall layout and addressing existing

building concerns. In partnership with the town of Braintree, Mass. School Building Authority, Hill International, and architect Miller Dyer Spears, Shawmut Design and Construction has developed a detailed plan for the approximately 108,000sf renovation and 77,000sf of new construction. The Shawmut team will work closely with the town to target LEED Silver certification by seeking significant reductions to energy usage with Middle school main entrance / rendering by Miller Dyer Spears

improvements to the building envelope and sun shades. The new facility will also feature roof-mounted photovoltaic panels that will supply 10% of the building’s power. The additions are scheduled

to be built during the first year of the project, while the present building will be renovated during the second year. The school is set to open in fall of 2020.

Public Safety Bldg Breaks Ground

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(l-r) Greg Rossnagel (Landry/French); Mason Rowell (Landry/French); former Selectman Richard Clark; Sean Landry (Lavallee Brensinger); Kevin French (Landry/French); Fire Chief Wayne Vetre; Police Chief Jo-Ann Putnam; selectmen Dan Hobbs, John Howarth, Karl Ekstedt, Kathy Chase; Town Manager Jon Carter.

Wells, Maine – Landry/French Construction recently participated in a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the new town of Wells public safety complex. The architect is Lavallee Brensinger Architects. Town officials, staff, and members of the community gathered to open the new 40,000sf combined police and fire station. Planning for the facility began in 2012.

Police Chief Jo-Ann Putnam, who had advocated for the new building for the past 15 years, spoke at the groundbreaking and thanked Town Manager Jonathan Carter, selectmen, and taxpayers. The new stateof-the-art facility will replace the outdated and cramped 1960s building that was constructed for use as a town hall. Construction is slated to be completed end of 2019.

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SLAM Joins Green Vale Groundbreaking

Students at The Green Vale School stand ready with shovel and hardhat at the groundbreaking celebration of the new academic building for grades six through eight. / photo by Joanna Wriedt

Old Brookville, NY – The Green Vale School recently broke ground on the new academic building and renovations, designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative and being constructed by Cook and Krupa. The ceremony was attended by trustees, administrators, faculty, students, and the project team. The new 58,000sf project, which comprises both new space and renovations to existing space, will replace the former upper school classroom building with a new facility that integrates science, technology, engineering, and math to encourage interdisciplinary exploration, collaboration, and project-based learning among students in grades six through eight.

The new construction will connect to the renovated existing Iselin Center, home to arts and humanities programs, with the merging of two campuses into a single all-school library. The new building’s interior spaces will include a renovated all-school library, new math and science center with a new makerspace, new classrooms for grades six through eight, group study areas, an enhanced main lobby and admissions area, and a student gallery. On the building’s exterior, a new open space is planned on the south side, creating outdoor learning opportunities that will enhance the adjacent science labs. Construction is estimated to be completed in August 2019.

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Boston – Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and Congressman Seth Moulton recently joined the veteran community to break ground on a first-in-the-nation $46 million Boston development that will bring 102 units of housing and onsite supportive services to a variety of different veteran populations. Owned by Brighton Marine, a veteran network community, and WinnCompanies, military housing managers, the Residences at Brighton Marine will be built on Brighton Marine’s campus along Commonwealth Ave., providing apartments at all income ranges in a transit-oriented location for qualifying veterans and their families who want, but cannot afford, to both live and work in Boston. Cranshaw Construction of Newton is the general contractor. The Architectural Team of Chelsea is the architect. There will be 11 studio units, 47 one-

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Food Campus Breaks Ground

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(l-r) Les Hiscoe, CEO, Shawmut; Mayor Marty Walsh, city of Boston; Kevin Sullivan, vice president, Shawmut

existing, occupied 13,400sf building will be reconstructed to provide additional classrooms, a kitchen expansion, and storage. The three-story expansion will include a commercial kitchen, offices, and gathering spaces to double the capacity for daily volunteers and job training graduates. The reconfigured site will provide parking, small herb gardens, fencing, and complementary landscaping.

Clarion Breaks Ground on Tippin Gym


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Cambridge, MA – A ground-breaking ceremony was recently held at Clarion University for the renovation of Tippin Gymnasium, the university’s primary NCAA athletic venue. The 155,000sf complex will better connect to the surrounding campus and community with a more open and transparent building design. The project was designed by a joint venture of DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design of Pittsburgh, Pa., and GUND Partnership of Cambridge.

Renovations to the existing gymnasium will include a new entrance and lobby, complete overhaul of the basketball courts and seating, natatorium renovation with a new combination swimming/diving pool, expanded areas for wrestling, new weight room, new locker rooms, restrooms, and a new auxiliary gymnasium. The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and is expected to be complete in Sept. 2019. Once completed, it will help the university recruit top-notch athletic talent.

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Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center Breaks Ground Designed by SLAM Architects

The new Arts and Community Center on The Gunnery campus / rendering by S/L/A/M

(l-r) Peter Becker, head of school; Jonathan M. Estreich, vice chair, board of trustees; Thomas S. Perakos, class of 1969; Gerrit Vreeland, chair, board of trustees and class of 1961; Andrew Richards, visual arts chair; and Jennifer Wojcik, Ph.D., performing arts chair / photo by The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Washington, CT – The Gunnery recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the new 32,000sf, $17.0 million Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center, one of the largest facilities on the campus of the co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school. Designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) to reflect the English Tudor and Shingle Style architecture prevalent on campus, and being constructed by O&G Industries, the project is estimated to be complete in

December 2019. SLAM has completed programming, design, documentation, interior design, structural engineering, landscape architecture, and cost estimating services for the center. Consulting Engineering Services, Inc. will provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services; Tighe and Bond will provide civil engineering services; and Cavanaugh Tocci will provide theater and acoustical design. The comprehensive Arts and

RDK Integrates Into NV5 Brand Boston – NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced that Richard D. Kimball Co., Inc. (RDK Engineers) has now fully integrated into the NV5 brand. RDK, providing HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecommunications, audio-visual, electronic security, commissioning, and energy and sustain-

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Community Center will showcase both visual and performing arts programs. The center will include classrooms, collaborative spaces, and community and event venues for multiple uses. A full range of studios for music, drawing, painting, ceramics and graphic arts, and The project also features a new parking area adjacent to the dining hall and a new campus green space between the Dining Hall and the new Arts and Community Center, creating a traffic-free zone for students and faculty to gather.

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Focus: Awards AIA CT Honors Amenta Emma for Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group

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Stamford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently received the Under 50 Employees Honor Award in the 2018 AIA CT Business Architecture Awards for the Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group project in Hamden. For this project, a 19th-century house



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contemporary environment. A playful, unconventional response evokes the excitement of a start-up business. A vertical atrium unites upper and lower work spaces and floods the building with natural light. The renovation provides private and team areas with clever applications such as cork wall and ceiling tiles, making them not only acoustically absorptive but tackable for big ideas. The Business Architecture Awards honor architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, improve people’s lives, and provide a value-added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service.

McGillicuddy Awarded SMPS Award

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HDR Wins ACEC/MA Bronze Award

Butler dedicated freight corridor and park

Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named HDR as a winner of a 2018 Bronze Engineering Excellence Awards for work on the Thomas J. Butler Dedicated Freight Corridor and Memorial Park project in South Boston. HDR of Boston was retained by the Massachusetts Port Authority to assist with the new park, which serves to solve the last-mile challenge for freight trucks accessing the port. The new haul road addresses long-term access needs and

accommodates anticipated growth, while the 4.2-acre memorial park will reduce noise and provide a visual buffer for adjacent residents. By cleaning up the Coastal Oil brownfield on the project site and removing more than 1,000 trucks per day from a residential street, the project enhances the safety, future growth, and quality of life for residents; the on-budget, on-schedule project was heralded as a model for future development in South Boston.

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Boston – The AIS building, designed by Nelson and constructed by Dacon, has won the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Boston Chapter award. Design was done by Nelson, with Dacon overseeing construction and providing technical solutions. The result was 23,000sf space with a 20-foot green wall and 10,000 solar panels that reduced energy costs by 60% and kept 600 jobs in state.

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AIS, a manufacturer of highperformance office furniture, sought a building design that integrated both showroom and workplace while enabling flexibility to change layout as new products came to market. A key impetus to the design was a space that would attract talent outside of Boston. The solution focused on creating a sophisticated, downtown atmosphere that supported their commitment to sustainability.

Cresa Awarded Best Places to Work

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Boston – The Boston office of Cresa has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal for the 12th time. The award honors companies creating the most enjoyable and meaningful work environments. Cresa’s “do the right thing” philosophy extends outside of the office,

as the company embraces numerous charities such as the Greater Boston Food Bank, Pan-Mass Challenge, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and others. This charity work allows the company to give back to the community but also to rally together internally, promote team building, and build morale.

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Boston – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) has received two 2018 Communications Awards from the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston Chapter. MPA achieved the second place honor in the Marketing Collateral category for an inventive multimedia project pursuit, and the first place honor in the Holiday Piece/Digital category for its 2017 holiday video entitled “Choose Your Own MPAdventure!” Both marketing initiatives were spearheaded by MPA’s internal marketing staff, Stephanie Tyll, marketing manager, and Jennifer Ragan, marketing content manager. The project pursuit video was edited by Seth Bender, and the 2017 holiday video was produced by Good Life Productions.

Engineering Excellence Awards Providence, RI – Executive Director Marcel Valois of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island announced the recipients of the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards at the ACEC/RI annual meeting on June 5. The 1st place Gold Anchor Award for a Project with Construction Costs of More than $10M was awarded to WrightPierce for the implementation of nutrient removal upgrades for the city of Cranston. Carlin Contracting Co., Inc. served as the contractor, and the plant operator is Veolia Water North America.





Marcel Valois hands out the awards


• The 1st place Gold Anchor Award for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M was awarded to Pare Corporation for the wastewater treatment facility levee design for the Warwick Sewer Authority. Hart Engineering and DiGregorio & Sons, Inc. were the contractors, and VHB provided the hydrologic/hydraulic analysis. •T  he 2nd place Blue Ribbon Hope Award for a Project with Construction Costs of More than $10M was awarded to Pare Corporation for the design of the Central Bridge No. 182 (renamed Veteran’s Memorial Bridge) replacement project in Barrington for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Cardi Corporation was the contractor for the project.



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“Our creative marketing team has once again demonstrated the firm’s extraordinary design capabilities as well as what makes MPA a great place to work,” said Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, principal and senior partner at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. “We are humbled to have our peers acknowledge our marketing ingenuity with these awards.”

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• The 2nd place Blue Ribbon Hope Award for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M was awarded to Jacobs for the PVD federal inspection service (FIS) area renovation and expansion project for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) in Warwick. The contractor was Dimeo Construction. Additionally, three Gold Star 3rd place awards for Outstanding Professional Design Excellence for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M were presented to: • Wright-Pierce for the Globe Street sewer improvements for the city of Fall River Department of Community Utilities. K.R. Rezendes, Inc. was the contractor for the project, and Veolia Water North America is the system operator. • VHB for the roadway improvements to Narragansett Avenue on Prudence Island for the town of Portsmouth, R.I. PJ Keating was the contractor for the project. • Gordon R. Archibald, Inc. for the replacement of the Great Island Bridge No. 499 in Narragansett for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. MIG Corporation was the general contractor. Other team members were Paul B. Aldinger & Associates for geotechnical subconsultant, Applied Bio-Systems, Inc. as a wetlands subconsultant, Antonio P. Franco & Associates for electrical, David S. Robinson & Associates, Inc. for marine archaeological, and Bradford Associates for landscape architecture/ visual analysis.

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July 2018

NEI Wins MHIC Award of Excellence

(l-r) Kassandra Martin, André Barbour, and Carol Fuller

Randolf, MA – NEI General Contractors was recently presented with an Award of Excellence in Minority Participation by Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) for its commitment to creating access and opportunity for people of color and minority-owned businesses, ensuring that its work has a lasting impact on communities. The Diversity and Compliance team includes director Carol Fuller, compliance manager Kassandra Martin, and diversity and inclusion coordinator André Barbour. NEI awarded $21 million to minorityowned businesses on three of the last

MHIC-financed projects (40% of total contracts and as high as 45% on Walker Park in Roxbury) and directing 65% of hours worked on these projects to people of color. Over the last few years, NEI has worked to grow and strengthen their Diversity and Compliance Department. “At NEI, we believe strongly that our job is more than just to put a project in place. We have a responsibility to contribute positively to the surrounding neighborhoods and community that the project will become a part of,” says Carol Fuller, NEI director of Diversity and Compliance.


Erland Wins Gold S.T.E.P. Safety Award

(l-r) Tom Blesso, ECI Sr. VP & 2018 GCI chair; Laurie Webber, ECI asst. dir. of safety; Clarence Reid, ECI safety director; and John Anderson, ABC MA chair.

Burlington, MA – Erland Construction recently was named a Gold Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award recipient by Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC), and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate. S.T.E.P. is a national ABC program that provides safety benchmarking and improvement tools that have been shown to dramatically improve safety performance among participating companies. Established in 1969, S.T.E.P. was developed and written by contractors,

for contractors. Companies measure their safety performance and policies through a review of 20 key components with a goal of enhancing safety programs and reducing jobsite incident rates. The awards are presented annually to ABC member companies with exceptional safety records, and this year’s applicant pool was very competitive, with 58 companies recognized for their outstanding commitment to jobsite safety. Applicants are evaluated on a number of statistical factors such as incident rates, lost time, and OSHA recordables.


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Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Howard Stein Hudson as a winner of a 2018 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for work on the Central Square Complete Streets Reconstruction project in East Boston. Howard Stein Hudson, with offices in Boston and Chelmsford, was retained by the city of Boston to work with the Transportation Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works Department, and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission on the design of roadway, drainage, and streetscape improvements in Central Square. The East Boston Complete Streets project creates a safer environment for cyclists; shortens pedestrian crossings;

expands the park; widens sidewalks; includes green stormwater infrastructure elements; and provides safe back-in angle parking. “The awards honor this year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments in Massachusetts,” said ACEC/MA President Michael J. Scipione, PE, president and CEO of Weston & Sampson Engineering, Inc. “They are excellent examples of how engineers create projects that improve our lives and communities. Professional engineers are dedicated to providing quality infrastructure, providing safe and reliable water and energy, and making our buildings safe and energy efficient. We congratulate our winners on their exceptional achievements.”

LGBT Trailblazer Awards Boston – Jennifer Pinck, in management positions for president and founder of Pinck the Boston Harbor Cleanup & Co. Inc., is the recipient of Project and the Big Dig. The Boston Business Journal’s “I’m honored to receive second annual LGBT Business this award and grateful to the Trailblazer Award. Harvard BBJ and to Harvard Pilgrim Pilgrim Health Care received for helping to make meaningthe Business of Pride corporate ful strides toward equality,” award. said Pinck. “The BBJ’s BusiPinck, who is celebrating the ness of Pride initiative sends Jennifer Pinck 20th anniversary of her firm, an important message to the began her career in the building business community that evtrades, as a construction superintendent for eryone has a right to be accepted for who G.B.H. Macomber Company, and worked they are in the workplace.”

Brown Inducted to AICP College of Fellows Boston – Larissa Brown, a research, community service, principal in Stantec’s Urban and leadership. Places, an interdisciplinary Throughout her 25 years team of urban planning, in the industry, Brown has design, mobility, and resilience been committed to advancing experts, has earned the smarter growth, urban revitalprestigious honor of induction ization, equitable community to the American Institute of development, sustainability, Certified Planners (AICP) and resilience. Her work College of Fellows. has earned recognition from She is one of just over 600 national, regional, and state Larissa Brown planning professionals in the organizations, including the country with the FAICP designation that American Planning Association, Conrecognizes excellence in professional gress for the New Urbanism, and the practice, teaching and mentoring, American Institute of Architects.

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July 2018

ABC Mass. & GCI Announce 2018 S.T.E.P. Award Winners Woburn, MA – Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC MA) and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, honored this year’s Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award recipients at the 14th Annual ABC/GCI Safety & Education Dinner held on May 17 at the Burlington Marriott. The evening also recognized some 20 graduating students in attendance, as well as the more than 30 dedicated GCI instructors who were present. In addition, three ABC Building Our Future Scholarships were presented. Samuel Escobar, an employee of ABC MA member Tenant Systems, Inc. who is entering Fitchburg State University this fall, received a $2,500 scholarship. Scholarships also were awarded to Adam Huske and Marcelo Peres, both students at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Henry Mustin from Mechanical Management, Inc. was recognized with the “Head of the Class” Award, presented in conjunction with Malco Products, that honors an outstanding HVAC student. Also recognized was Tyler Magri, a world-class pipefitter from Notch Mechanical Constructors, who represented ABC MA and GCI at the recent National ABC Craft Champions Competition in Long Beach, Calif.

DIAMOND AWARD CIANBRO Corporation Crocker Architectural Sheet Metal Co., Inc. JM Coull, Inc. MJM Masonry, Inc.

Notch Mechanical Constructors Williams Building Company, Inc. Windover Construction, Inc.

PLATINUM AWARD Bald Hill Builders, LLC Bowdoin Construction Corp. DECCO, Inc. Delphi Construction, Inc. Ellis Fire Suppression, Inc. Energy Electric Company, Inc. EnviroVantage, Inc.

Florence Electric, LLC Maguire Company, Inc. R&R Window Contractors, Inc. R.H. White Construction Co., Inc Rivers Electrical Corp. Zampell

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GOLD AWARD Callahan Construction Managers Cutler Associates, Inc. Dellbrook – JK Scanlan Enterprise Equipment Co., Inc. Erland Construction, Inc. Forish Construction Co., Inc.

Kaplan Construction Methuen Construction Co., Inc. NEL Corporation Optiline Enterprises, LLC Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc.

SILVER AWARD American Tele-Connect Services, Inc. B.W. Kennedy and Company, LLC Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services, Inc. C. White Marine, Inc. Colt Builders Corp. Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC Electrical Dynamics, Inc. Elm Electrical, Inc. Interstate Electrical Services Corporation J. Lawrence Hall Co., Inc. Lake HVAC, Inc. Metro Walls, Inc. Nauset Construction Corp. North Shore Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

NorthStar Construction Services Corp. Piping Systems, Inc. Premier Fence, LLC Ryan Construction, Inc. Shawnlee Construction, LLC Tecta America New England, LLC Tenant Systems The Middlesex Corporation The RELCO Companies Tocco Building Systems W.T. Kenney Company, Inc. United Steel, Inc.

John Sloane from Interstate Electrical Services

Joe Salvatore from Dellbrook

Tom Kalantzis and Mark Makmann from Metro Walls

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July 2018

Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse:

A 45-year Journey From a Twinkle in a Judge’s Eye to Award-Winning Project

Exterior of the new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse / photo Paul Burk Photography

Connecticut Building Congress. The journey from a judge’s dream to a construction reality included years of political wrangling over the new court’s location, funding delays, as well as delays in the state’s design-build bidding process. But once the design-build team of KBE Building Corporation and the DLR Group was selected, the project timeline moved from snail to jackrabbit pace. The winning design proposed by the design-build team of KBE Building

by Jonelle Lawhorn First proposed 45 years ago by a Connecticut Superior Court judge, the new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse project has had a long journey to opening its doors this past summer. The $70 million project, located in Torrington, Conn., was just awarded the coveted Project Team of the Year award, along with a First Place award, from the



The award-winning Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse is a success due to the contributions of an exceptional client, our dedicated design partners, the many trade contractors, and the KBE project team.

LITCHFIELD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURTHOUSE TORRINGTON, CT New 188,859 sf, four-story courthouse providing criminal courts, civil courts, juvenile courts, family courts, and associated support spaces. The “L” shaped building also features a new two-story 60,264 sf parking garage.

Twenty snowstorms assailed the state in the winter of 2014-2015, dropping 60+ inches in the region — double the annual average. Every excavation had to be cleared of snow . . . and then cleared again. The schedule called for rock blasting and removal for that winter — but no one could mobilize because of the extreme cold. Building in a bathtub

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Corporation and the DLR Group offers a 183,000sf, four-story building, along with structured parking that nestles companionably into the Torrington neighborhood of brick buildings. Designed as a 75- to 100-year building, the complex offers a perfect union of judicial functions previously dispersed throughout the county, with separate courts for juvenile, criminal, family, and civil matters. Areas for probation officers, district attorneys, and other court support functions are now located under one roof. Enhanced security features, technology, high-end millwork, imported tile floors, acoustical systems to achieve sound absorption, and a design aesthetic that evokes monumentality of the space are all part of the finished building. The project included conventional construction with relocation of existing utilities and installation of new utilities, concrete foundation, steel structure with concrete slab on deck, masonry cavity walls with brick veneer on the three levels, precast wall panels on the foundation, and a metal framing and panel system on the fourth floor. In all, the project took 31 months to complete, from the start of design through substantial completion. Nonetheless, the project’s reputation for delays and challenges continued to play out. Among those: Let it snow

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DESIGN-BUILD TEAM KBE Building Corporation: Design-Builder/Constructor DLR Group: Architect of Record AM Design Architects, Inc.: Associate Architect BVH Integrated Services: Civil Engineer, Structural, MEP/FP, Technology Engineer CR3, LLP: Landscape Designer DiBlasi Associates, P.C.: Third Party Reviewer CT Department of Construction Services (DCS): Owner State of CT Judicial Department: Client

Aerial view of the new $81 million Litchfield Judicial Courthouse in Torrington, Conn. Paul Burk Photography

Once blasting did start, the team ran into unexpected and extensive groundwater, starting the long and tedious dewatering

process. Every day for 18 months, 100,000 gallons of water were pumped from the site. The civil engineer described the situation as “dropping an entire building into a bathtub.” Compact site

The quintessential postage-stamp-sized lot and poor conditions of adjacent roadways meant continually rebuilding and relocating the 250-ton crane to erect the structural steel. Staging was, of course, another challenge, and the schedule often had to accommodate moving materials around the site.

Interior court room of Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse / Paul Burk Photography

Last minute loss

One key factor in the project’s success was the engagement of the various MEP trade contractors in a design-assist process. Unfortunately, the electrical design-assist contractor had to withdraw from the project as MEP design documents neared completion. The owner recognized that his firm did not have adequate capacity to staff and complete the project and notified KBE leadership before construction began. Happily, KBE was able to bring in another trade contractor to complete the project without impacting the schedule. Jonelle Lawhorn is the director of marketing at KBE Building Corporation.

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July 2018

BBCS Recognized for Excellence Roxbury, MA – HMFH Architects, Inc. of Cambridge recently received an Outstanding Project Award for excellence in educational facility design for Bridge Boston Charter School (BBCS) in Roxbury, that serves the city’s most disadvantaged students. The $24.7 million renovation and expansion project was overseen by owner’s project manager Pinck & Co., Inc. BBCS acquired the former 36,000sf Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center building on Warren Street in 2015 and converted it to a K-8 school. The newly renovated school was completed for the start of school in 2017. The project scope consisted of the building renovation, a 3,000sf addition, and a stand-alone gym. The renovation also included 20 classrooms, a science lab, art room, music room, multipurpose athletic and performance space, library, kitchen and cafeteria, family resource center, and outdoor play and green spaces. A two-story atrium, the heart of the school, was renovated into a library/ multipurpose area, connecting multiple spaces and floors. Additionally, expansive music and art classrooms were located on the upper floors, providing ample natural light and views of the Boston skyline. The architects transformed the ground-floor medical

BBCS atrium

suites into classrooms by gutting the walls, creating larger rooms, and adding skylights and large exterior windows for cross-daylighting opportunities. Jennifer Pinck, president and founder of Pinck & Co., credited the close collaboration among school officials, HMFH, and contractor W.T. Rich Company for the project’s success. “Working closely with the school, our team captured the essence of what they needed to create the best environment for their students, families, and community, and delivered a challenging project on time and on budget.” The award was given by Learning by Design magazine.


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PRIME AE Wins Engineering Award Burrillville, RI – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named PRIME AE Group as a winner of a 2018 Bronze Engineering Excellence Awards for work on the Shippee Bridge project in Burrillville. The Group was retained by Rhode Island Department of Transportation to construct a replacement for the former deteriorated bridge that could not accommodate present transportation needs. The new bridge was constructed in less than 120 days using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods with

Shippee Bridge

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July 2018

CBC Announces Project Team Awards Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) hosted its 22nd annual Project Team and Scholarship Awards Banquet at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford. Each year, the this event recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through close collaboration. The following is a list of this year’s winning project teams. All project team photos by Patrick Delaney K-12 SCHOOLS FIRST: Engineering & Science University Magnet School in West Haven Owner: Engineering & Science University Magnet School / Design-build team (abbr.): Svigals +Partners, BVH Integrated Services, Gilbane Building Co., Langan Engineering, M Frank Higgins, Michael Horton Associates, Inc.

MERIT: Orville H. Platt High School Additions and Renovations in Meriden Owner: City of Meriden/Meriden Public Schools / Design-build team: Antinozzi Associates, Arcadis U.S., Inc., BVH Integrated Services, Fuss & O’Neill, EnviroScience LLC, GeoDesign, Incorporated, K&W Construction, O&G Industries

Engineering & Science University Magnet School project team Orville H. Platt High School project team

Engineering & Science University Magnet School in New Haven, CT / Robert Benson Photography


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Orville H. Platt High School Additions and Renovations in Meriden, Conn. / Paul Burk Photography

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MERIT: Meriden Green in Meriden

FIRST: St. Paul Church Campus Green & Prayer Garden in Kensington

Owner: City of Meriden Design-build team: Milone & MacBroom, AECOM, Brookside Landscaping, Consulting Engineering, Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc., LaRosa Construction Co., Northern Designs, Winterberry Irrigation

Owner: St. Paul Parish Corporation / Design-build team: TO Design, LLC, Berlin Steel, Earth Contractors, Hillside Landscaping, KGS Committee, MBA Engineering, Perrone & Zajda Engineers

Meriden Green project team

Meriden Green in Meriden, CT / photo by Milone & MacBroom St. Paul Church Campus Green & Prayer Garden project team

MAJOR RENOVATIONS/EXPANSIONS FIRST: Henkel Corporation Laundry & Beauty Care Pilot Plant in Trumbull Owner: Henkel / Design-build team: Turner Construction Company, CBRE, DiBlasi Associates, M. Frank Higgins & Company, Inc.

Henkel Corporation Laundry & Beauty Care Pilot Plant project team St. Paul Church Campus Green & Prayer Garden in Kensington, CT / Phil Barlow of TO Design LLC

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NEW CONSTRUCTION FIRST: Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse in Litchfield PROJECT TEAM OF THE YEAR Owner: State of Connecticut Dept. of Construction Services (State of Connecticut Judicial Department) / Design-build team: KBE Building Corporation, DLR Group, AM Design, BVH Integrated Services, CR3, LLP

Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse project team Henkel Corporation Laundry & Beauty Care Pilot Plant in Trumbull, Conn.

MERIT: Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, Fairfield University in Fairfield Owner: Fairfield University / Design-build team: Gilbane Building Company, K&W Construction, Lockheed Window Corp., M. Frank Higgins, Michael Horton Associates, Inc.

Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, Fairfield University project team


to the CBC Award-Winning Project Team for Major Renovations / Expansions at the Henkel Corporation Laundry & Beauty Care Pilot Plant Project. Turner was honored to be a part of this successful project team.

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Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse in Litchfield, Conn. / Paul Burk Photography

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MERIT: Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut in New Haven


Owner: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts and Yale New Haven Hospital Design-build team: Petra Construction Company, Hoffmann Architects, Inc., Langan Engineering, Michael Horton Associates, Inc., Svigals + Partners, United Steel, Inc.

FIRST: Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 04326, Route 175 Over AMTRAK in Newington Owner: ConnDOT – District 1 Construction Design-build team: O&G Industries, Inc., Alfred Benesch & Company, Freeman Companies

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut project team Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 04326, Route 175 over AMTRAK project team

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut in New Haven / Jim Fiora Photography

SMALL PROJECT FIRST: Carroll Building in Waterbury Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 04326, Route 175 over AMTRAK / photo by Robert Mandino

Owner: Carroll Partners Waterbury Limited Partnership Design-build team: LaRosa Building Group, DiBlasi Associates, P.C., Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, DiBlasi Associates, LaRosa Earth Group LLC

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July 2018


Bowdoin Construction Celebrates 45 Years of Building Relationships Needham Heights, MA – Bowdoin Construction is celebrating their 45th anniversary providing pre-construction planning and construction management services throughout the New England region. Founded in 1973, Bowdoin began as a tenant fitout contractor focusing on first-class corporate interiors projects. The company has experienced steady growth over the years and has developed into a full-service construction management firm serving five primary market sectors including Academic, Corporate, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Retail developments.

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healthcare, focusing on private clients in New England. This includes award-winning renovations, expansions, and new builds, which exemplify Bowdoin’s commitment to safety, proactive solutions, and total client satisfaction. Bowdoin has recently received the ABC STEP Platinum Award for safety, as well as project performance awards for One Cabot Road renovations in





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As part of Bowdoin’s future growth and development, the firm has recently brought on two new partners, Andrew Buckman and Brendan Wall. Buckman has been with Bowdoin for 25 years, and serves as Vice President/Project Executive. He came to Bowdoin through the Wentworth co-op program back in 1993, and has a comprehensive background in estimating and project management working in all of Bowdoin’s market sectors. Wall, Vice President of Finance, joined Bowdoin

Bowdoin’s ability to excel in multiple markets is attributed to their commitment to understanding the unique needs of each sector as well as the specific needs of each client. “We truly enjoy collaborating with our clients, design partners, and subcontractors to work toward clearly defined goals and to ensuring the delivery of a top quality product for the best overall value,” said Irwin Yanowitz, President. The company’s focus on exceeding client expectations has resulted in repeat referral business and has also aided in their ability to obtain and retain some of the industry’s top talent. “While we are certainly very proud of our work over the years, we are even more proud of the fact that we have been able to attract and maintain such a great core staff of estimators, project managers, and superintendents who have come to Bowdoin for a career,” added Brian Collins, Vice President/General Manager. This level of dedication and experience has clearly strengthened Bowdoin’s client relationships and has been a major factor in their ability to maintain steady growth in their key market sectors.


in 2015, and has brought a wealth of experience and energy to the firm and has nearly 20 years in the construction

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industry. “Their recent promotions are a testament to their leadership and commitment




continued success for many years to come,” said Chris Keeley, Vice President. In addition to these recent promotions, Bowdoin has been steadily hiring new staff members across all areas of the business, who are bringing fresh ideas, new technologies, and tremendous energy to firm. The foundation is strong and the future is bright, as Bowdoin prepares for the next 45 years. Submitted by Bowdoin Construction

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Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund presented renewable scholarships to five of Connecticut’s graduating high school seniors at its 22nd Annual Project Team Awards Banquet. Three $2,000 and two $3,000 scholarships were awarded at the event held at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford on June 12. The 2018 Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund recipients are: Yael Canaan College: Carnegie Mellon Major: Architecture High School: Wilbur Cross High School Hometown: New Haven Tessa Carty College: Cornell Major: Civil engineering High School: Norwich Free Academy Tanya Gianitsos College: Roger Williams

Major: Architecture High School: Old Saybrook High School Hometown: Old Saybrook Morgan Daley College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Major: Civil engineering High School: Northwestern Regional 7 High School Hometown: Norfolk Mathieu Letendre College: Washington University at St. Louis Major: Architecture High School: University High School of Science and Engineering Hometown: Berlin The awards are based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, career potential, and financial need. Applications are accepted only from Connecticut residents who will be studying towards a two- or four-year degree related to the design and construction industry.

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Norwalk, CT – Triax Technologies, Inc., a provider of technology for the connected jobsite, recently announced a partnership with United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, to offer Triax’s flagship Spot-r IoT system at its rental branches. Triax’s Spot-r IoT sensor technology provides insights into real-time worker and asset management. The system will integrate with United Rentals’ proprietary, web-based software solutions, giving construction firms a comprehensive look at equipment utilization, operator identity, and site safety. Triax’s Spot-r system collects realtime data indoors and outdoors without the need for Wi-Fi. Moveable, plug-andplay Spot-r Clips and EquipTags are worn by workers or tagged on equipment, automatically monitoring the location, time, and attendance of personnel, as well as equipment location and utilization.

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July 2018


Education Iowa State Realignment Echoes Move to Shared and Multi-Use Spaces by Nicole Zaro Stahl A leader in the field of plant sciences, Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, is recognized as a pipeline of new ideas and talent for the state’s massive agriculture industry. Yet despite explosive growth in biosciences enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the most recent biosciences building was 30 years old and “bursting at the seams,” says Mark Rhoades, chief design officer and principal, The S/L/A/M Collaborative. A planning effort initiated in 2012 to determine how to support current and future growth triggered a deep dive into what had become an alphabet soup of physically dispersed research and program enterprises with complex reporting structures that crossed departmental lines. Over the years, outdated space allocations had produced significant imbalances, such as large labs occupied by research-inactive principal investigators, while advanced teaching labs were held in rooms that were half the size of contemporary metrics. Undergraduate teaching labs were scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. With an infusion of $80 million in the

Iowa State University’s Advanced Teaching and Research Building. The recently completed 126,000gsf building will share its rooftop greenhouse with several other biosciences groups. / photo courtesy of S/L/A/M

offing (compared to an estimated need of $300 million), the overarching challenge was to use the available funding to yield the biggest current impact while paving the way for future facilities investment. It became clear that realignment based on research and teaching affinities was necessary. “They needed a methodology to continually grow and reposition space as needed,” says Rhoades. “They thought of just adding a new facility, but our study

showed them how to build new and leverage existing buildings to become part of the future for biosciences at ISU, while aligning with the overall campus master plan, itself in the process of being revised.” The $80 million was designated primarily for two projects: renovation and a 64,000gsf addition with 10 new teaching labs in the existing Bessey Hall, and construction of the 126,000gsf, S/L/A/M-designed Advanced Teaching and Research

Building (ATRB), which is opening this month. The new building will operate under the ownership of the plant pathology department, but its labs will be available for transdisciplinary work. With the imperative to satisfy a vast number of stakeholders, the planning initiative was led by the ISU provost rather than by deans of the individual colleges. Much attention was paid to establishing a fairness doctrine to assure faculty that even-handed governance policies would apply to all building and space decisions. The resulting plan called for a significant cultural shift, from the old model of PI-specific labs to flexible, adaptable, shared research environments. After unraveling the intricate web of partner programs and adjacencies, it was decided to cluster faculty in neighborhoods based on research affinities. All shared equipment would be moved out of individual labs and consolidated in core facilities, such as plant chambers or the greenhouse atop the ATRB. New space standards were introduced to reflect peer-institution benchmarks. Found to be operating at approximately continued to page 32

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Babson College Three-Phased Design Underway designed by Finegold Alexander Architects, Lee Kennedy CM Wellseley, MA – Finegold Alexander Architects recently announced the firm is spearheading a three-phased design and renovation project at Babson College. A minor library renovation was completed in 2016, and this year, the firm is designing a new addition to the Horn Library which will be known as Babson Commons. The addition will be designed and dovetailed with major renovations to the first floor of the library. At a separate site, the firm is leading a team to create Centennial Park, which will be the new home of Babson’s famous Globe and a statue of Roger Babson. The project kicked off in March, with the moving of the Globe. Its year-long restoration is underway. In May 2019, the Globe will be unveiled as the centerpiece in the new Centennial Park. Construction for Babson Commons and Centennial Park began in June and is slated for completion in May 2019. The Horn Library renovations will be completed in fall 2019, in time for the college’s centennial celebration. Team members include construction manager, Lee Kennedy Co Inc.; interior designer, Stefura Associates Inc.; landscape architect, Stephen Stimson Associates; structural engineer, L.A. Fuess Part-

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informal student gathering, featuring a four-season garden, a café, collaborative work areas, and a new, more prominent home and entrance for the renowned Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. The second floor provides a variety of spaces such as two quiet group study rooms, a small lounge with a fireplace, and a balcony with seating that overlooks the seating areas and garden cafe below. At the ground level within the existing library, the design will provide additional study space for students, a centralized


Interior detail, café and mezzanine, Babson Commons at Horn Library / rendering by Dongik Lee

academic support center for speech, writing, and math with testing rooms, new offices, and a reception area. This work will involve relocation planning for other areas of campus to accommodate the new resource center and needed office space. The design for Babson Commons will be well integrated with the existing Horn Library. Interiors will be contemporary and will reflect the Babson brand with warm, sophisticated furnishings, finishes, and lighting. A skylight and generous use of glass will provide natural light throughout.

The design for Centennial Park, in honor of Babson’s 100-year anniversary, will be a centralized, eye-catching community gathering space that brings together existing and new Babson landmarks, and will serve as a visual representation of the College’s history and accomplishments during its first 100 years. It will create an exciting new space in the heart of the Wellesley campus and will house the college’s famous rotating Globe and international flags representing Babson’s student body. “The project will help Babson to

achieve the college’s institutional goal of creating a unified library environment that places the library at the heart of the College by providing a range of spaces for research, collaboration, learning, and socialization.” added Anselone. Despite the surge in usage of digital and internet-related research tools, the library as a community and learning space is more important than ever. The new Horn Library will create the right combination of appropriate spaces for collaboration, team projects and research as well as traditional study and quiet space.

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Wayne J. Griffin Electric Hosts Annual Apprentice Competition

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Holliston, MA – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) recently held its 16th annual Apprentice Competition at the company’s headquarters in Holliston, and its four regional offices in Pelham, Ala., Duluth, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., and Durham, N.C. Each spring, Griffin Electric hosts this friendly competition to test skills and build camaraderie with its students, plus celebrate the hard work that apprentices, instructors, and coordinators dedicate to the Griffin Electric Apprenticeship Training Program. Over 350 apprentices were separated into teams and competed in varying events in order to test their electrical skills and knowledge. Skills challenges included pipe bending; branch circuit wiring; and

low-voltage links. Knowledge-based events tested apprentices’ know-how on the pricing of construction tools and materials; electrical, code, and safety

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Walsh Bros. to Build New Residence

New MIT residence hall / rendering courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture

Boston – Walsh Brothers, Inc. has been selected by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for preconstruction and construction management services for a new undergraduate residence hall. This high-profile project will incorporate sustainable strategies to reduce energy and strengthen community. The building is slated to be ready for students by fall 2020. MIT is committed to building performance that is expected to meet or exceed LEED v4 Gold certification. The university has challenged Walsh Brothers and the project design team of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. and DiMella Shaffer to integrate architectural and project delivery approaches that


will provide innovative, economically reasonable and technically feasible solutions to sustainable construction. Working as a collaborative team early in the design of the new building will allow for the review of options to improve the building’s systems and materials used, as well as the most beneficial approach to how the building will be constructed on time and on budget. The undergraduate residence will be located on Vassar Street on MIT’s West Campus in Cambridge, on the current site of the West Garage. The residence will be designed to achieve the maximum bed count for the selected site, along with a complement of activity, support, and community spaces shaped by student input.

Apprentices are tested on snap circuits.

questions; and industry-based survey questions, all mirrored to popular game show formats. Each challenge was scored and tallied for final scores of the day, with prizes and medals given out to the three highestranking teams. Area dignitaries were invited to join the festivities, with guests in attendance from the New Hampshire Office of Apprenticeship, Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards, and New Hampshire Electricians’ Board. Griffin’s in-house educational program has been extremely instrumental in providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their journeyperson licensure and to elevate their competencies within the electrical trade.

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400nsf per person, research lab allocations shrank to 150nsf per person, with two PIs per 1,200sf lab. Nonchemistry teaching labs were enlarged to a standard of 55nsf per person, with chemistry labs at 75nsf per person (compared to a low of 22nsf in the past). Post-doc and graduate students were given same-size desks and moved from small six-person rooms to open, pooled space that can accommodate up to 50 people. Scattered on every floor and proximate to research, the group spaces are furnished with soft seating, writing surfaces, and areas for both formal and informal collaboration. “This more flexible arrangement allows research groups to flex from semester to semester based on need, without any impact on the architecture or support requirements,”says Rhoades. While most of the ATRB is dedicated to research, two advanced teaching labs are located on the first floor. This serves the purpose of bringing undergraduates into the facility, putting science on display, and encouraging their interest in the diverse programs housed within. The ATRB, combined with the Bessey Hall renovations and expansion and a few other small projects, will provide a significant seat increase in instructional

Iowa State University’s Advanced Teaching and Research Building / photo courtesy of S/L/A/M

lab space for ISU biosciences programs. “There is still a lot to do, but we have had the opportunity to envision how to do things tomorrow, not just today, and now we have a road map of how to get there,” he concludes. ©Copyright Tradeline, Inc. 2018. Reprinted with permission, all rights reserved. TradelineInc.com is a registered product of Tradeline, Inc., a provider of leading-edge resources to facilities planning and management through conferences, publications, and the Internet community. Visit www. TradelineInc.com for more information.

July 2018


Griffin Celebrates 40 Years in Business



For 40 years, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. has thrived on a mission to “provide a higher level of quality, safety, commitment and value for its customers and employees.” Throughout highs and lows of the of the industry, it is this approach that has kept the company in forward motion. Just like most, Wayne Griffin started his career as an electrical apprentice — but it was the drive to build a successful business that allowed him to incorporate the company in 1978, only two years after launching out of his parents’ home. This July, Griffin Electric celebrates 40 years in business and is proud to have become one of the leading merit shops in New England and the Southeast, achieving the milestone of installing over $4.7 billion of electrical construction through the years. At the core of its mission is Griffin Electric’s most valuable asset — the nearly 1,500 men and women who tirelessly offer their dedication, skill, and knowledge to help the company earn new business and exceed client expectations. The company stresses the importance of continual education and development, starting with their inhouse Apprenticeship Training Program,

Griffin’s apprenticeship training program which is in its 25th year of existence. Federally recognized, state approved, and fully accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), the 600-hour related instruction program — plus 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning — encompasses all aspects of electrical theory and applications. A quality finished project does not happen without the right team in place, and the proficiency and work ethic of the Griffin Electric team across five regions and more than 200 active jobsites, is evident. Headquartered in Holliston, Mass. and with regional offices in Pelham, Ala.; Duluth, Ga.; Charlotte,

N.C.; and Durham, N.C., the company serves clients in markets ranging from commercial, educational and municipal to medical, industrial and retirement/ residential. “The relationships we have built with general contractors and project owners, vendors, and most importantly, the men and women who work for the Griffin Electric organization, allows us to be successful,” said Griffin, the company founder and president. Griffin believes hiring and maintaining a dedicated workforce is the key to exceeding the expectations of clients, beginning with the original bid of a job, through onsite contributions and final project closeout.

Establishing long-lasting relationships with partners through the years has resulted not only in a portfolio of impressive work, but in a roster of clients who have chosen to work with Griffin Electric again and again. “Our commitment and passion to deliver the best results for our clients remains steadfast even after four decades in business,” Griffin adds. “Sticking to the high standards of our motto: ‘Work with the best. Be the best.’ will allow us to continue to raise the bar and take on the challenges of the future.” Submitted by Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.

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Retail/Hospitality Brava Completes Electrical Work at Bow Market Somerville, MA – Brava Electric & Telecom, Inc., based in Brockton, has completed the core and shell electrical construction of the Bow Market project in Union Square in Somerville. The development is an adaptive reuse project in which the storage bays at an old storage building have been transformed into small-scale boutique shops, food vendors, a microbrewery, and an array of artists from the Greater Boston area. Brava teamed with GC Essex Builders Corp., Canton; architect Boyes-Watson Architects, Somerville; EE Building Engineering Resources, Easton; and owner BWB, LLC, Somerville. The contractor commenced work in September 2017, and the project was completed, as scheduled, in May 2018, when Bow Market opened to the public. Brava Electric’s vice president, Brenden DeAndrade, and foreman Roger Richard managed the fast-track, 10-month project supervising a crew of eight IBEW Local 103 electricians and two technicians. The project scope entailed installation of the facility’s power distribution, fire alarm system, lighting and lighting control systems, as well as the tel/data

infrastructure to each of Bow Market’s 34 boutique shops, restaurants, and brewery. Power distribution is provided from Eversource vaults into the development’s main electric room. Brava installed a 1600A switchboard, which feeds 100A electrical panels in each of the tenant spaces. Unique exterior

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accent lighting is provided via LED tape lights installed in the supporting beams of the Bow Market development. Also provided were electrical fit-outs for several of the marketplace’s tenants, including Remnant Brewing Company,

a microbrewery located in the heart of the plaza. The brewery’s electrical installations are elaborate, supporting state-of-the-art brewing equipment. Remnant Brewing’s courtyard features catenary/string lighting.

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Foxbororo, MA – Development at Forbes Crossing, located on 19 acres on the Foxborough/Mansfield line, is continuing at a steady pace and heading toward completion, as marked by the recent opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Hotel. DiPrete Engineering led the project’s design team, which included GZA GeoEnvironmental, Sage Environmental, Pare Corporation, Studio 401 Architecture, and Natural Resource Services, through the permitting process. Saletin Real Estate Group, a commercial real estate developer throughout Southern New England, led the retail center’s redevelopment. Forbes Crossing, formerly known as Foxfield Plaza, received a total facelift with the select demolition of buildings and the addition of 46,500sf of new retail space that includes a bank pad, two restaurant pads, and the 139-room hotel.

Recently, Starbucks, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Fit Factory opened their doors at the center. Transformations at Forbes Crossing include the expanded main entrance from Foxborough Boulevard, where a new roundabout is scheduled for construction this year. The new design, which has been approved by Mass DOT and is publicly funded, is a significant safety improvement to the current intersection and will provide an aesthetically pleasing entrance to the development. Other site enhancements include revised vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow, new pavement, landscaping, updated LED lighting, and improved stormwater quality. “This has been a really exciting project to be a part of,” said Eric Prive, senior project manager at DiPrete Engineering. “This redevelopment is going to bring a lot of activity and revenue to the area.”

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Marr’s Long Reach at One Dalton Boston – One Dalton Street is the address of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Boston’s Back Bay. One of the newest additions to the city’s skyline, One Dalton has reached a height of 60 stories since construction began in 2015. At completion, it will be 61 stories tall and stand 742 feet. Three Marr entities — Daniel Marr & Son, Marr Scaffolding Company, and Marr Crane & Rigging — have been working for various contractors and subcontractors, including Suffolk Construction and Liberty Construction, for over a year now. One Dalton is utilizing four external construction hoists to move the large number of workers and materials up and down from all floors. Strategically, to save space on the building’s façade and to allow more work to be completed on each floor as the building rises, Daniel Marr & Son is erecting a common platform which extends out from the building and contains the construction hoists. The first time utilized in Boston, the common platform is comprised of four mast climber tower sections, connected by aluminum framing and decked with

Scaffolding was erected around One Dalton’s three nodes for the installation of a stone façade. / photo by Dan Boudreau, Marr Scaffolding

plank and plywood and ties directly into the building. Each platform level is built on the ground and hoisted in place on top of the most recently completed floor. Marr Scaffolding Company erected swing staging to provide safe access to the elevator shafts for concrete finishing in the shafts and steel installation. Marr installed a 1.5 meter Altrex platform to rotate inside the shaft area to patch concrete voids created by the form work

as well as allow ironworkers to install divider beams between the shafts. There are 11 shafts in the core area of the structure. Marr’s work at One Dalton will continue into 2019. Metro Glass & Metal is utilizing Marr swing staging on the building’s exterior to access the shear concrete walls on the 24th and 25th floors for glass installation. Marr Scaffolding provided two, 35-ft. lengths of modular swing staging with self-enclosed hoisting systems to prevent any damage. This project necessitated that wire winders be attached to the swing stage platform to collect the steel hang wire; the swing stage moves up and down on the hang wire, which would traditionally hang to the ground. Marr provided engineering and training to ensure a safe and efficient installation. Additionally, Marr Scaffolding installed staging around the building’s three nodes for the installation of a stone façade by Kenneth Castellucci & Associates, Inc. The Systems scaffold was installed 80 feet high with one level of overhead protection, a maintenance level of plank for trolley maintenance, and two

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PROCON Partners on Walpole Hotel

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Delphi Begins Work on OCHS

Berkshire to Build Skilled Nursing Facility

Exterior rendering of OCHS East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center / rendering by David M. Dunlop Associates Architects

East Longmeadow, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $28 million tax-exempt bond for Berkshire Healthcare Systems Inc. of Pittsfield. They will use bond proceeds to buy a parcel of land in East Longmeadow, demolish an existing building on the parcel, and build and furnish a 131-bed skilled nursing facility. Berkshire Healthcare will also renovate, reconstruct, and make an addition to its current skilled nursing facility at 305 Maple Street for use as an assisted living facility and doctors’

offices. T.D. Bank purchased the bond. “Berkshire Healthcare offers diverse senior housing options ranging from independent living and assisted living to memory care, all served by its skilled nursing team,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Lauren Liss. “MassDevelopment is proud to support Berkshire Healthcare’s critical services through this tax-exempt financing, which will help expand and renew its facility in East Longmeadow.”

Harwich Port, MA – Delphi Construction recently announced that work has begun on the comprehensive renovation and conversion of a building formerly housing a local grocery market to become a community health center in Harwich Port. Delphi will manage all aspects of construction on the $6+ million project. Design of the new facility was provided by DBVW Architects, Inc., with civil engineering from Coastal Engineering Company. The project owner is Outer Cape Health Services, and the owner’s project manager is DEC Consulting Company LLC.

When completed, the two-story, 18,000sf facility will provide Outer Cape Health Services with 18 new examination and consultation rooms, a dispensing pharmacy, lab drawing facilities, a community wellness space, administrative offices supporting specialized services for women, infants, and children (WIC), along with health insurance eligibility and enrollment services for the community. “Delphi is honored to have been chosen to deliver this outstanding healthcare project for our client,” said Tony Freitas, Delphi project executive. Construction is expected to be completed by late September.

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Life Sciences Addressing a Common Challenge:

Renovating Aging Life Sciences Laboratories

by John Jennings Higher education facilities around the U.S. are facing the challenge of aging laboratories in existing buildings — some with historical value and importance to the campus fabric. One such building that faced this challenge was the Sterling Chemistry Lab (SCL) located in the largest Gothic-style building on Yale University’s Science Hill. With an increased emphasis on improving STEM teaching at Yale, this building underwent a major interior transformation while still preserving the historic exterior architecture. In a bold approach to sustainability and preservation, the design carved out the building interior, inserted state-of-the-art chemistry and biology labs, and married the new STEM environment with the existing building shell. Science is at the

piping and electrical conduits to be located in the same zone as the building structure on the second floor. Locating the biology labs on the second floor minimized the need for large ducts, as are required for chemistry labs. The biology labs, support labs, and MEP infrastructure were designed to fit within the existing low floor-to-floor height of 11’x6” by strategically locating the ductwork, conduit, plumbing, and lighting systems in limited areas. The third, top floor with chemistry labs is designed with a taller floor-to-floor height to accommodate large ductwork needed to exhaust the large number of fume hoods. Challenge: project phasing

Another significant challenge presented by the Yale SCL renovation was the phasing of the work to be completed in an occupied facility. Solution Yale University, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, New Haven Conn. / photo by CannonDesign

forefront of the design and is on display throughout, showing the student body and prospective students Yale’s commitment to STEM education. Ultimately, this renovation helps the university enhance STEM teaching principles through collaborative learning spaces and handson approaches to science education. The Yale SCL renovation is an example other higher education institutions can look toward as they seek to update their

own lab facilities in historic buildings. Following are three challenges and corresponding solutions developed for the Yale SCL renovation project that could inspire others.

Phasing of utilities, development of temporary swing space, maintaining life safety requirements, and consideration of noise, dust, and vibration during construction were critical to the success

Challenge: existing floor heights

One of the greatest challenges presented by the SCL renovation was the existing low floor-to-floor height of 11ft. x 6” at the second floor, which was limiting for modern lab planning. Typically, contemporary lab buildings need larger floor-to-floor heights to accommodate Yale University, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, New Haven, Conn. / photo by CannonDesign

of the project. Multiple design packages were developed and issued, corresponding to the academic schedule of the university, so that critical preparatory work, such as structural enhancements, could be completed during summer breaks. Challenge: intertwining old and new Yale University, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, New Haven, Conn. / photo by CannonDesign

ductwork and piping that is required for fume hoods and utilities. A lower floor-tofloor height can place limitations on the types of labs that can be accommodated.

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The design team explored a floor-tofloor height of 14ft. x 6” for the infill construction. While commensurate with contemporary lab planning and a source of future planning flexibility, the 14ft. x 6” height would have raised the infill construction in the center of the building up 3ft. above the perimeter rooms, which would require a system of ramps and stairs on the third floor chemistry level and an overall loss of program space. The design team recommended, and Yale University agreed, to maintain the low floor-to-floor height and open the ceilings for the second-floor biology level. The use of cellular beams allowed

Inserting a state-of-the-art laboratory facility within a historical building on a historical campus required a delicate process of respecting the history while bringing it into the 21st century. Solution

In the renovated areas, the design team was careful to select finishes and lighting that would reflect the building and campus vernacular. Complementary finishes included the use of wood in the stair connecting the second and third floors, bronze-colored mullions in the windows, and coffered ceilings. By navigating these challenges, Yale University has delivered a leading-edge lab facility that bolsters its chemistry teaching and research for generations. They’ve also delivered a model other institutions can follow when it comes to renovating modern lab facilities in historic buildings. John Jennings, AIA, LEED AP, is vice president at CannonDesign.

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July 2018


The Costs of Building a Clean Room

by Raffe Khazadian Clean rooms are complex to design, as they provide a space where the particulate count in the air is regulated. They offer an indoor environment unique to any other indoor environment, and with it, pose some unique design challenges. Clean rooms are classified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which allows rooms to be classified by restricting particulate count ranging from ISO 8 (Class 100,000) down to ISO 3 (Class 1). This classification governs the particulates allowed to infiltrate the air. Depending on clean room function, the space design and layout can vary. However, most clean rooms have similar distinct design features for successful operation, including: • Gowning rooms. This space (typically of higher classification) allows an employee to change into the proper attire for the clean process inside.

• Ante rooms are intermediate rooms that allow for stepping down the ISO classification for entering and exiting the clean room. • Air locks are similar to ante rooms and are designed for people or equipment. • Pass-through rooms are used for samples moving from one room to another of different classifications. These can be bigger for wheeled equipment as well. • Windows are designed in clean rooms to make sure the people working inside are safe. Windows are detailed to be flush glazed to avoid any horizontal surfaces that might create an extra cleaning burden. Many industries use clean rooms, including pharmaceutical, micro-electronics, semiconductor, and medical device, to name a few. Clean rooms for the pharmaceutical industry have a high cost per square foot, mainly due to the use of 316 stainless steel for corrosion resistance, among other reasons. The pharmaceutical industry often requires decontamination of clean rooms, which is typically done by vaporized hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide. Both methods tend to corrode some metals, making stainless steel a necessity. Clean rooms require specialized materials and systems that drive up the building cost, including:

• Flooring is commonly specified as poured-in-place epoxy, urethane, or sheet vinyl with heat-welded seams. These types of floors allow for a continuous floor system with an integral cove base. • Walls can be coated with fiber-reinforced plastic panels for a more durable, yet expensive, solution. A less expensive option is epoxy paint. • Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is a type of plastic panel used inside clean rooms on the walls and ceiling that allows for corrosion and chemical resistance. • Ceilings are typically constructed of gypsum wall board or a clean-roomrated ceiling tile and grid system. These tiles are sometimes made of vinyl-faced gypsum wall board, which makes them heavier than normal ceiling tiles and require hold-down clips to prevent the exfiltration of air. • Lighting typically consists of lensed and sealed fixtures. These specialized fixtures are designed for wash-down procedures and to prevent the exfiltration of air. • Devices are typically manufactured of higher-grade materials, such as stainless steel, and require additional measures to keep clean and prevent exfiltration. • High efficiency particulate arresting

(HEPA) filtration is high performance filters used to reduce the particulate count in the air. These filters are subject to specialized cleaning and changing, sometimes referred to as bag-in/bag-out. This can be done inside the clean room, remotely above, or at the air handling unit. • Specialized clean room furniture is typically made of stainless steel and/or high-grade plastics. • Supply and exhaust air (the mechanical system) are the main cost drivers for clean rooms. Air handling is where the big dollars are spent. Costs vary widely, depending on ISO classification, temperature control, pressurization, and relative humidity requirements. Each of these features contributes to the increasing expense of designing and constructing a clean room. Typically, construction costs for an ISO 8-7 clean room can range from $250/sf to $1,500/ sf or more. Working with an experienced clean room lab designer can help a company determine its design priorities and manage the costs of building a clean room. Raffe Khazadian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP O+M, CDT, is an associate principal at TRIA, an architecture firm located in Boston.


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Finegold Alexander Designs VITA

Cogswell Installs Fire Protection

VITA / rendering by Finegold Alexander Architects and Back Bay Development Group

Mathworks rendition

Natick, MA – Cogswell Sprinkler Co., Inc. of Worcester recently completed the fire protection installation work on the new 510,000sf facility for The Mathworks Inc., a developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Mathworks’ Lakeside Campus, its second campus in Natick, will be used for collaborative office/meeting spaces, data center, fitness center, and outdoor recreation space. It will have a full cafeteria as well as a 500+ space parking

garage. The sprinkler installation consists of wet, dry, and preaction systems with multiple zones throughout. Cogswell Sprinkler’s designer Jon Flamand, project manager John F. Cogswell, and foreman Jim Thomas worked alongside Consigli Construction Company’s senior project manager Steve Johnson and project superintendent Steven O’Toole, as well as Gensler, RDK Engineers to bring this project to completion in a timely manner.

Tetra Tech Acquires Fort Point Assoc. Boston – Tetra Tech, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Fort Point Associates, Inc. of Boston (FPA). This merger enhances Tetra Tech’s local planning and waterfront development capacity and FPA’s ability to provide a broad range of engineering and environmental consulting services to its clients. FPA is a leader in urban and waterfront planning and environmental consulting, having worked on some of the most complex and challenging projects in the Boston area, including the Encore Boston Harbor casino resort, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and the Central Artery/Tunnel project. It has assisted many of the area’s colleges and universities, including Boston University and Boston College, to plan and redevelop their campuses, and also has been selected to work on hundreds of private development projects


Engineers Inc.; civil engineer: Nitsch Engineering Inc.; and landscape architect: Offshoots Inc. The exterior is designed to create an urban townhouse image above a brick retail base with large glass storefronts. The corner is defined by a tower element that projects out and angles slightly to define the entry and to establish scale within the existing neighborhood. The project utilizes 4-over-1 podium construction with approximately 129,300sf of above-grade construction, inclusive of 27,700sf of retail space for five tenants, and 101,600sf of residential space. Planned retail tenants include a fitness gym, bank, coffee shop, a dental office, and a medical care clinic. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Froling Holds Biomass Conference that have reshaped the city one piece at a time, including many Boston waterfront projects. Locally, Tetra Tech’s operations include the former Rizzo Associates and Daylor Consulting. FPA is the latest addition to this team. Combined, they operate as Tetra Tech Infrastructure Northeast (INE) and will continue to be known for their engineering design and environmental consulting expertise. The integration of FPA’s waterfront planning expertise into INE’s science and engineering practice will greatly bolster their combined capacity to successfully guide complex projects in a changing environment.

Colliers Opens Office in Providence Providence, RI – Colliers Project Management (formerly Strategic Building Solutions) recently announced the opening of its new downtown Providence location at 72 Pine Street. Derek Osterman is the head of the R.I. office “We are excited to be expanding

Jamaica Plain, MA – Finegold Alexander Architects and Back Bay Development Group recently announced the construction start for a new residential project, VITA, a mixed-use building at 3531 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain. The $28 million project is currently in construction with construction manager Dellbrook | JKS. The five-story building will include 82 units in a combination of one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominium units, 84 below-grade parking spaces, and 52 surface parking spaces. The project team includes developer/ client: Back Bay Development Group; architect: Finegold Alexander Architects; construction manager: Dellbrook | JKS; structural engineer: LA Fuess Partners, Inc.; MEP/FP engineer: BLW

in Providence,” stated Jon Winikur, executive managing director at Colliers Project Management. “We very much look forward to continuing the collaboration we have had with so many great people in Rhode Island and helping to make a great place to work and live even better.”

Boiler room tour of Filtrine

Keene, NH – Froling Energy, a New Hampshire-based mechanical contractor focused on biomass boiler systems, welcomed dozens of mechanical engineers from all over the Northeast to participate in a conference focused on state-of-the-art biomass boiler system technology. Participants and presenters came from as far away as Scotland and Switzerland to connect with colleagues and hear about the latest in biomass boilers, material

handling equipment, and fuels. “Biomass is a very important sustainable energy industry for New Hampshire, so it is terrific to see professional engineers from all over come to our state to learn about cuttingedge technology in biomass,” said Michael Behrmann, director of the New Hampshire Clean Tech Council. “These events are greatly needed in any industry, and Froling Energy is clearly taking the lead in making sure the New Hampshire biomass industry is at the top of its game.”

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July 2018


CJ Blossom Park Earns Lab of the Year Award designed by CannonDesign

CJ Headquarters staircase / all images courtesy CannonDesign

Suwon, South Korea – CannonDesign recently announced that CJ Blossom Park in Suwon has won R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year Award. The building’s architecture is inspired by CJ’s brand identity, a three-petal blossom that represents a better life of happiness, enjoyment, and convenience. Each of the three towers rise around a central atrium filled with natural sunlight. The design of CJ Blossom Park is founded on CannonDesign’s “New Scientific Workplace” concept, a radical design approach that replaces traditional laboratory planning ideas with integrated innovation strategies to create dynamic, boundaryless environments that increase

Exterior CJ headquarters

Interior dining area

productivity, efficiency, and creativity. The exterior of the building is wrapped in an outer-pleated perforated screen system that allowed the team to place full-

height glazing around the entire perimeter of the building without negatively impacting thermal performance. Outside of the laboratory environments, the building includes nearly 50 different types of spaces that respond to different types of human behaviors such as cafés, coffee shops, lounges, fitness areas, sleeping pods, and an interior living forest.

Interior of lab

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Green CannonDesign and the ClimaTeens Share Resilient Design Ideas for Boston

by Brett Farbstein What began as a casual introduction between our firm and the New England Aquarium last summer has now developed into an impressive display of youthful ideas for urban resilient design, all highlighted during Boston’s recent Design Week 2018. Specifically, the New England Aquarium introduced us to the ClimaTeens, a group of nearly 50 15-to18-year olds passionate about our planet, oceans, and forging a healthy, sustainable future for our community and the world at large. Teens accepted into the aquarium’s educational program arrive with various levels of knowledge about climate change, but they are united by their collective desire to understand it fully and their commitment to learn ways to engage public audiences, particularly their peers.

The New England Aquarium staff was interested in exposing the teens to professions addressing climate change, other than marine biology, and our firm’s commitment and experience with sustainability and resiliency in the built environment made us an ideal partner. As our two organizations talked, we decided to offer the ClimaTeens a designer’s experience, and, after some discussion with the city of Boston, we settled on Joseph Moakley Park as the site for their charrette challenge. If you are unaware, Moakley Park is a 59-acre waterfront park in South Boston that has multi-use recreation and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, track, and playgrounds, including a splash area for tots. According to the Climate Ready Boston Report, the park will be subject to sea-level rise, storm surges, increased precipitation, and extended heat waves, which threaten the park’s current use. With roughly only an hour for the design workshop with the ClimaTeens, it took some creative effort by Mike Cavanaugh, Craig Mutter, Jamie Graham, Ananta Sodhi, Marisa Nemcik, Bassem Almuti, Paul Kondrat, and myself to de-

ClimaTeens at New England Aquarium

velop some architectural representation tools to give the teens a crash course in architecture presentation. Each of us also worked with a group of teens during the design workshop to help them illustrate and explain their innovative visions of the future development of Moakley Park. After the workshop, Jamie, Ananta, and Marisa turned the rough ideas into beautiful presentation boards. These boards were displayed at the aquarium during the Boston Design Week and viewed by special guests and the public. With almost no rehearsal, the teens were also able to articulately present their ideas.

The young people of this region understand the city of Boston is on the frontlines of climate change. As our future designers, builders, and adult users, we should understand their views and hear their ideas for our city’s development. I couldn’t be more proud of the ClimaTeens and our firm for the work done for this effort, and I look forward to continuing to build on the relationship with the New England Aquarium. Brett Farbstein, LEED AP, CEM, CBCP, EBCP, is a senior commissioning engineer and project manager at Cannon Design.

Confessions of a Modular Skeptic were able to deliver the finished project in just 21 months. Real world benefits beyond speed

Joe Mastromatteo As an old-school CM who has overseen hundreds of millions of dollars of traditional site-built construction, I must admit I was a bit skeptical of modular construction at the start, but my recent experience building a $50 million, entirely modular project has made me a believer in the approach and the benefit it can bring to architects, owners, and developers. A $50M case study in modular efficiency

Delphi recently completed a large affordable housing project that consisted of the demolition of an existing housing development and the new construction of 49 modular buildings with 200 units spread across eight separate courts on 42 acres. Our partners were Davis Square Architects and Simplex Modular of Scranton, Pa. The decision to go modular was largely driven by extraordinary time pressures. Traditional construction would have had an overall duration of 36 months. We


Clearly, one of the greatest benefits of a modular approach is speed. Since manufacturing and sitework occur simultaneously, projects can be completed in up to half the time as traditional construction. With units being constructed in a climate-controlled environment, weather delays are also not a factor. But efficient manufacturing means less waste and a smaller carbon footprint as well. And faster does not mean lower quality. Modular buildings are built to meet or exceed the same building codes and standards as site-built structures and use the same architect-specified materials as conventionally constructed buildings, like wood, concrete, and steel.

Aerial view of Delphi’s $50 million modular project

Managing the schedule is crucial

Every construction project lives or dies by its schedule. Modular takes that to a whole other level. It’s more akin to supply chain management. You have buildings being designed in one state, permitted and built to order in another, and shipped in by truck exactly when needed. This requires a tremendous amount of coordination between the architect, the manufacturer, our project development team, and crews in the field throughout all phases of construction. Above all, it is critical to work out every detail of the plan from the beginning. Many of these activities are being executed months in advance, so the discovery of any needed changes may affect something that already happened months ago. Debunking the modular myths

There are definitely some persistent misperceptions in our industry with regard to modular. I’ve held some of them myself. Modular is of lesser quality, it’s boxy or boring, it’s limited in application, etc. In reality these are based on outdated notions that really do not apply to modern modular construction. The biggest lesson I learned is that with today’s modular, there really does not have to be any trade-off in terms of built quality, design flexibility, aesthetics, or applications. The speed and cost savings

A closer look at court of modular buildings

are the result of efficiently managing the supply chain and carefully planning the construction process, not by cutting corners. Only do it if you have a solid team

I would encourage owners and architects to consider a modular approach even if it’s not the most obvious solution. A little creativity in the design phase that leverages modular can deliver real benefits to the project. But only do so if you have the right partners working together from the start. It is absolutely vital that the architect, manufacturer, and construction manager work closely together from the earliest phases and throughout the entire project. The success of the project will hinge on the strength and experience of the team. Joe Mastromatteo is vice president of Delphi Construction.

July 2018


Northern New England PROCON Completes Aviation Hangar

Municipal Dimeo Begins Providence Garage

Pro Star Mezzanine / photo by Joseph St. Pierre of JS Photography

Londonberry, NH – Pro Star Aviation opened the doors of its new 45,000sf hangar and shop in Londonderry at 8 Kelly Avenue, on the east side of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. PROCON of Manchester designed and built the new hangar. The new building consists of a 30,000sf single-story Group II aircraft hangar and high-tech shop with 15,000sf of adjoining space featuring offices, conference rooms, support area, a pilot’s lounge, and a ground-floor employee cafeteria.

Pro Star Aviation lobby / Joseph St. Pierre of JS Photography

Each area was designed for energy efficiency with oversized windows to import the maximum natural light. The main entrance and reception area feature a two-story glass lobby under a floating wood ceiling with comfortable seating for visitors. One of the hangar’s dynamic features

Rendering of the Garrahy Complex

Pro Star exterior / photo by Joseph St. Pierre of JS Photography

is a three-panel translucent fabric 28-ft. x 180-ft. clear span Megadoor that will optimize the company’s operational flexibility. Proven to be durable, reliable, and energy efficient, the Megadoor will multi-function as a beacon by night displaying the Pro Star logo when it is lit from within. By day, the door harvests natural light into the hangar area, reducing daytime lighting loads. The hangar comes after two decades of growth that forced the company to split up their workforce and operations into separate locations. Now, for the first time in many years, the team is together and it is a game-changer for the company’s nearly 60 employees and the clients they serve. “PROCON is the only firm in this region that has years of experience building large aircraft hangars, and I was confident that they could build the exact hangar I wanted, ” said Pro Star managing partner and general manager, Kevin Harriman.

Providence, RI – The Dimeo Construction team recently got underway with the new Garrahy Parking Garage, situated in downtown Providence, directly adjacent to the J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex. The 415,000sf garage, designed by Walker Parking Consultants, will have one level of parking below ground level for the judges, and six stories above ground for court personnel as well as public parking. There is also roughly 5,000sf of mercantile space on the ground floor along Richmond Street. Project manager Jimmy Bendokas stated, “Dimeo Construction Company is happy to have been selected as the contractor for the New Garrahy Garage and are looking forward to being a major part in the ever-changing downtown environment.” The 200,000sf judicial complex was originally built by Dimeo and completed in 1981.

View from Richmond and Clifford streets

Site preparation underway at Garrahy Garage, Providence

Bristol Ambulatory Care Underway

TFMoran Mentors Summer Interns Bedford, NH – TFMoran recently welcomed local college students Madeline Preston and Cora McLean as 2018 summer interns. Preston, who recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University, is a marketing intern who will be assisting in creating new marketing strategies for the company. She has previous experience creating a marketing plan for HardyPress in Florence, Italy. McLean works in the civil engineering department. She attends Merrimack College and will obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 2019.

Bristol Hospital / rendering by Davis Stokes Collaborative

Madeline Preston and Cora McLean

Her coursework includes geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, site engineering, and thermodynamics.

Bristol, CT – O&G Industries’ Building Construction Group recently began construction of a 62,000sf ambulatory care center located in downtown Bristol. The project is being developed in partnership by Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and O&G Industries. The new

three-story facility will be operated by Bristol Hospital’s multispecialty group to provide services including cardiology, endocrinology and diabetes, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and urology. The medical office building is expected to open in late 2019.


July 2018


People Gray Receives Engineer License Portsmouth, NH – Andrew experience includes civil project Gray, PE, recently passed the management, permitting, professional engineer exam and construction inspection and is now a licensed civil engineer. oversight, and geotechnical Gray serves as a project engineer investigations. for the Portsmouth division of Prior to TFMoran, Gray was TFMoran, Inc. the SWPPP lead inspector for He is a certified professional the $14 million Portage Cover in sediment and erosion control Gray Harbor Expansion in Haines (CPESC). In addition to septic system design, his over 10 years of Borough, Alaska.

Bozadjian Named Director


Westfield, MA – Tighe & Bond, Inc. recently appointed Becky Bozadjian its director of marketing & communications. She has more than 25 years of experience as a senior management and marketing professional in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. During this time, she has focused on building responsive marketing organizations, as well as developing and implementing strategic marketing plans for small, regional, and national professional services firms.

Ryan Joins Maugel Harvard, MA – Maugel general contracting, construction Architects recently announced administration, interior design, Tom Ryan has joined the firm as and architecture. a senior project manager within “We are thrilled to have its rapidly growing healthcare Tom join us in a leadership design practice. Ryan comes to position within our healthcare Maugel after an 18-year career design team,” said Jon Cocker, at HDR, a healthcare and science healthcare practice manager at Maugel Architects. “His and technology firm. Ryan expertise and leadership skills His 40 years of diverse will be essential to our continued growth experience in the built environment include involvement in the building trades, in the healthcare sector.”

South Coast Promotes O’Neill “We are losing an excellent Marion, MA – South Coast project manager but gaining Improvement Company recently a force in helping us develop promoted Gareth O’Neill to new clients,” said Tom Quinlan, business development executive. president of South Coast He started as a construction site Improvement Company. supervisor in 2015 and later was O’Neil cut his teeth in the promoted to project manager. construction industry as a A construction veteran with plasterer and hanging dry wall. international experience, O’Neill O’Neill His supervisory career began as has worked in supervisory and crew manager for Clifton Formwork in laborer roles on construction projects in his native Ireland, Australia, and the U.S. Melbourne, Australia. During his tenure at South Coast “With his breadth of experience, Improvement, he’s worked as supervisor Gareth can discuss with new clients their on renovations at Harvard University, projects from a builder’s point of view, Northeastern University, Boston College, and that is invaluable to us as a company MIT, Milton Academy, and numerous and, more importantly, our next repeat other projects. client,” Quinlan added.


Providence Fund Hires Zaslow Providence, RI – The Providence Zaslow has spent much of Revolving Fund recently her career driving investment announced that Carrie Zaslow to low- and moderate-income will be its next executive director. neighborhoods throughout Zaslow brings a background Rhode Island, including the in community development, historic neighborhoods that the finance, and deployment of efProvidence Revolving Fund fective and innovative programs (PRF) works within. In her work through her 11-year tenure at at LISC, her management of the Zaslow Local Initiatives Support CorNeighborhood Development poration (LISC) as well as earlier expeFund has helped result in the development rience at Randolph Savings Bank and the or preservation of 1,500 units of affordHousing Network of Rhode Island. able housing.

BVH’s Klein Earns CCP Designation Bloomfield, CT – Joshua Klein, Klein dedicated a lot of time a commissioning provider at and effort to pass this exam, BVH Integrated Services, has knowing that this would bring recently earned his certified him one step closer to becoming commissioning professional a professional engineer in (CCP) designation. To receive his future career endeavors. this designation, a commissioning “Seeing ‘passed’ at the top of provider must meet mandatory the letter from the Building experience requirements and pass Klein Commissioning Certification a written exam. Board was a relief. Attaining Klein joined the BVH commissioning this certification is a huge stepping stone team in May of 2013. Notable projects in my career, and further validates the that he has worked on include Columbia experiences I’ve had and knowledge I’ve University Jerome L. Greene Science gained while working here at BVH. Next Center, Yale University School of Management, and ESPN Digital Center 2. stop: professional engineer,” says Klein.

Cruz Becomes Licensed Architect Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects recently announced that Kyle D. Cruz has passed the Architectural Registration Examination and is now a licensed architect in the state of Connecticut. Cruz joined the firm in 2013. He currently serves as project architect on Amenta Emma’s largest project to date, the renovation of the historic State Office Building in Hartford. Cruz

Fuss & O’Neill Hires Simoneau leader. As we continue to grow Manchester, NH- Fuss & in the Northern New England O’Neill, Inc. recently hired Mike Simoneau as a senior regional market, we will look to Mike to play a key role in those pursuits,” marketing coordinator for the company’s Manchester office. said Nanowski. He brings more than a decade of “Our team has strength in diverse marketing experience to numbers, and our team members the firm and will lead competitive are doing whatever it takes on a daily basis to ensure that their proposal and public relations Simoneau clients are receiving the service efforts for N.H., Vt., and Maine. and achieving the results that they desire. Simoneau will report to Kathy I’m excited to help share some of those Nanowski, who leads the firm’s marketing success stories as well as strategically and business development efforts. help our team continue on this exciting “Adding Mike to our marketing team path forward,” Simoneau said. helps position Fuss & O’Neill as a market

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Spencer Joins BSC Group

Jewett Hires Sirois

Glastonbury, CT – Dale Spencer, Connecticut Airport Authority, PE, recently joined BSC Group’s and several municipalities in Glastonbury-based team as managing a wide range of projmanager of transportation. ects, including interstate highHe has more than 25 years of way and bridge reconstructions, experience leading multifaceted airport improvements projects, transportation projects, from highrail facilities improvements, ways to rail trails, collaborating federal and state permitting, with stakeholders and residents to and transportation infrastrucSpncer gain consensus on project goals, ture improvements studies. He has previously driven new business and overseeing environmental, traffic, and acquisition and overseen management site permitting. programs at other leading engineering Spencer has worked with the Connecticonsulting firms. cut Department of Transportation, the

career. “The Jewett Construction Scarborough, ME – Jewett name and reputation speaks for Construction Company recently itself. I’m excited to build an even hired Jon Sirois as general larger presence in Maine,” Sirois manager, Maine operations and said. will be opening a new office in According to President Craig Scarborough in summer 2018. Jewett, the investment in Maine Sirois started his career in was a logical next step. “We’ve the District of Columbia with a seen significant growth in Maine nationwide contractor as a project Sirois over the past several years manager and quickly progressed and are committed to our clients in the to project executive, overseeing major region,” explains Jewett. “I’ve known Jon government projects as well as private for years, it was an easy decision to bring sector jobs. him on board and I know we will do great With more than 15 years of experience, things together.” he is ready to take the next step in his

TFMoran Adds Two Bedford, NH – TFMoran recently announced that it has added Paul Carey, PE and Andrew Griffin, EIT to its team. Carey, a licensed professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts, has joined  the civil engineering department as a project manager. With over 25 years of extensive experience in the civil and environmental engineering field in eastern Massachusetts and the greater New York City area,  his primary expertise is in the field of site engineering, with a focus on onsite wastewater management, stormwater runoff management and water resource protection.

Knipe Earns WELL AP Credential



Griffin has joined TFMoran’s structural engineering team.  His prior work experience includes conducting structural analysis and designing structural components for buildings in various New England locations.


Hartford, CT – Emily Knipe, IIDA, LEED AP, interior designer at Amenta Emma Architects, has earned her WELL AP credential. This new certification denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. Knipe has applied WELL principles in recent senior living projects at Avery Heights in Hartford and Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield, both recognized by the AIA Design for Aging Review.


July 2018


Calendar ABC - NH/VT


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July 23

Vermont Mixer: Featuring VT FLiC Graduation & Awards Blackback Pub 1 Stowe St. Waterbury, VT 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Come meet with industry peers, enjoy great food and beverages, help recognize ABC Leadership program participants and understand opportunities to support your business success.

AGC MA Annual Golf Classic The Cape Club of Sharon 25 Tiot Street Sharon, Mass. Registration & Continental Breakfast: 6:45 A.M.; Shotgun Start: 8:00 AM Join us for a day on the greens.. Contests, Prizes, Good Food & Good Friends! Deluxe cookout immediately following golf. Hole in One Contest winner will win a two year lease for a new BMW! Win Red Sox tickets in the raffle!

For information:paulette@abcnhvt.org

For more information and to register: http://www.agcmass.org/events

August 9 ABC Seacoast Harbor Cruise & Networking Reception Isle of Shoals Steamship Co. 315 Market St., Portsmouth, N.H. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Join your Industry Peers for an Evening of ABC Networking on the Isle of Shoals Steamship Company’s “M/V Thomas Laighton”. Bring employees and guests - Bring your business cards. Again this year...register and come directly on board for a Cocktail Reception! For information: ://www.abcnhvt.org/

SFNE September 21 Annual Golf Classic Red Tail Golf Club, Devens, Mass. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast 9:00AM – Finish - Shotgun Start Scramble Format 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM - Networking Reception, Dinner & Award

Register to play in the Annual Golf Classic and reconnect with your SFNE friends and colleagues in the New England steel industry. The Tournament fee includes breakfast, boxed lunch, dinner a “Have Fun” packet, golf, golf cart, and an American made golf vest. To register: https://secure.blueoctane. net/forms/A893U3W304RZ or http:// ssfne.org/

IIDA NE July 19 Art Uncorked 290 Congress St. Boston 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM A silent art auction featuring the talent and creativity of many from within our own architecture and interior design community will include paintings, photography, jewelry, stationery and more. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Art In Giving. For more info: http://www.iidane.org/ art-uncorked-2018

Bisnow July 26

Promoting the Mechanical Contracting Industry for

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




The State of Boston Healthcare 2018 Westin Copley Place 10 Huntington Ave, Boston 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM As the healthcare evolves to keep up with industry demands, how can hospital systems, healthcare providers, senior living developers and real estate executives work together to succeed in delivering quality healthcare and assisted living facilities, while maintaining a valuable return on investment? Contact sarah.rotholz@bisnow.com

NAIOP July 18 South End by Foot A NAIOP Walking Tour 345 Harrison Avenue Boston Registration and Networking: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Introduction and Presentation:3:30 PM - 4:00 PM; Walking Tour: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM; Cocktail Party and Networking:5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Join colleagues and other fellow industry professionals as we highlight the South End’s newest and most exciting commercial and residential projects, including completed developments and those to come. For information: naiopma.org

August 08 8th Annual Harbor Cruise: Totally Awesome 80s M/V New Boston Vessel 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Registration 5:30 - 7:30 PM: Cruise Mix business with pleasure on the decks of the NAIOP Harbor Cruise, featuring networking, an 80’s theme party, and cocktails. New this year! 80’s theme party and costume contest, win a totally awesome vacation package to Nantucket. Freshly shucked oysters by Boston Raw Bar Company (in addition to other light appetizers). Attendees are asked to participate in a school supply drive to benefit Mass. Society to the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Information: naiopma.org



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