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The George White Memorial Fountain was one of six landmarks honored at the 30th Boston Preservation Alliance awards /story page 29

The Massachusetts Building Congress honors John B. Hynes III (of Boston Global Investors) with the prestigious Skyline Award

Frank Monkiewicz Photography /story page 26


FEATURING: Excellence in Construction Awards Massachusetts page 22 New Hampshire/Vermont

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Timberline Builds Home for Local Youth Dietz Recognized as Woman of Impact PROCON Completes Condos at Assembly Row Delphi Tops Off Seascape at Weymouth NEI Completes Mixed-Use Development Hancock Assoc. Acquires H.W. Moore Groundbreaking for Commuter Station Griffin Completes Electric Reno for MCC


2018 Harleston Parker Medal Finalists page 31

Year in Review HP Looks Back on 2018 Groundbreakings

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On the Cover:

MBC Honors John B.Hynes III




Dietz Named Woman of Impact


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Annual Green Supplement 2018-2019

Michael Barnes EMD Serono’s SagaMORE Named Building of the Year

Welcome to High-Profile’s (HP) December Issue

We have lots of news inside, and we hope you enjoy the quick recap of groundbreakings reported to HP in 2018. The awards focus in this issue covers the latter half of 2018. Award winners for the first half of the year are reported in the July HP. If your new project was not included, or your award overlooked, please send details to editor@high-profile.com. This issue of HP includes our annual green supplement. It features news and commentary on energy, LEED, and WELL for facilities. Our AEC industry is now at the forefront of providing solutions to reduce the energy our buildings require while planning how we can deal with the effects of global warming in our facilities and infrastructure.

Project SagaMORE, a 30,000sf improvement and expansion to EMD Serono’s R&D campus in Billerica, Mass., was named “Building of the Year” at USGBC Massachusetts’ 2018 Green Building Showcase. See page 12 for the full list of winners.



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make up for past cost increases, but the cost of goods and services that they buy rose even faster,” said the association’s chief economist, Ken Simonson. “That makes further bid-price increases likely but also implies some contractors will just stop bidding on projects where costs are too unpredictable to ensure they can be built profitably. “It appears the tariffs imposed on steel, aluminum, and thousands of Chinese imports are starting to affect the cost of many items used in construction,” Simonson said. “As inventories of goods purchased before the tariffs took effect are depleted, contractors are likely to face even higher costs, which they will need to put into their bid prices if they hope to make any profit on future projects.” MBC Scholarships

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by their events. Seen here are (l-r) Richard Lampman, director of project development for ASCON Construction and president of the MBC; Michele Bogdan, marketing director at Chapman Construction/Design and 20|30 Club past co-chair; Brittany Boilard, project manager at Columbia Construction and 20|30 Club co-chair; Isaias Colombani, a civil engineering student at Western New England University and a project management intern for AECOM on the MGM Casino project in Springfield, one of this year’s scholarship recipients. Not in attendance was additional scholarship winner David Mullins, a graduate student at Northeastern University studying construction project management and currently a project manager at AECOM/ Tishman. Changes in 2019!

Construction Prices on the Rise

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says tariffs and a tight labor market may push future bid prices higher. The price of new nonresidential buildings accelerated in October. Association officials said that trade tensions and labor shortages are contributing to higher construction prices, making it harder for public officials to improve aging and over-burdened infrastructure. “Contractors and subcontractors raised their bid prices in November to

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Pawtucket, RI – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and Bus Hub. The new intermodal transit center will allow riders to switch modes easily between commuter rail and RIPTA’s statewide bus network. When complete, the commuter rail stop will join three other stations (Providence, T.F. Green, and Wickford Junction) serviced by the MBTA, with numerous stops in Massachusetts en route to South Station in Boston. The project also includes construction of a Transit Emphasis Corridor, which will create dedicated bus lanes and bike lanes along Exchange Street and Goff Avenue, linking the new transit facility to the heart of Downtown Pawtucket. Construction will be led by Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. The contractor will build the new bus hub simultaneously. Construction will begin immediately and continue for three years, reaching

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Groundbreaking at Country Club

(l-r, front row) Michael Driscoll, Watertown town manager, and Mark Sederis, Watertown town council president. Back row: Glenn Santini; John DeVito, club president; Steven Magoon, Watertown community development and planning director; Jack Bartley, club VP; and David Joaquin, club treasurer

Watertown, MA – Belmont Savings Bank has announced the groundbreaking to renovate the clubhouse and pool for Oakley Country Club, a private 18-hole golf club in Watertown that was founded in 1898. Belmont Savings is the sole lender, providing a $10.4 million loan. “The Oakley Country Club is a historic Watertown locale, as it is the original home of noted golf course architect Donald Ross,” said Keith Andre, senior vice president, commercial real estate lending at Belmont Savings.

The main clubhouse is undergoing a complete renovation that will include a new pool complex, an expanded front entry, and outside decking to showcase the views of the Boston skyline. John DeVito Sr., president of Oakley Country Club, said, “We look forward to continuing to work with the Belmont Savings team in the future, as well as the completion of the renovated clubhouse and pool.” The renovated space is slated to open in spring 2019.

December 2018

North Branch Holds Groundbreaking

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Londonderry, NH – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently at the Londonderry Central Fire Station for an upcoming major addition and renovation project to be managed by North Branch Construction of Concord. Port One Architects from Portsmouth is providing design for the project. Once complete, the addition and renovation will provide the station with two additional apparatus bays, a separate decontamination room, expanded training and EOC space, a secure dispatch facility, and HVAC systems upgrades. Project Manager Bruce Blazon and Marketing Manager Katie Lopes imme-

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Manafort Brothers Celebrates 100 Years

(l-r) Building committee members Roccy Risbara, Roger Chabot, and Judy Roy; Fire Chief Mike Thurlow; Town Council Chair Bill Donovan; Police Chief Robbie Moulton; building committee members Kevin Freeman, Rick Meinking, Greg Hanscom, and David Libby; Town Manager Tom Hall; and Dennis Landry-Landry/French Construction

Scarborough, ME – Landry/French Construction joined the town of Scarborough in an official groundbreaking ceremony for its new public safety building. The event was held on Nov. 8 at the site of the new facility, located on town-owned land adjacent to the town hall and bordered by U.S. Route 1 and Sawyer Road.

The new 53,000sf combined police and fire station building, designed by Context Architecture of Boston, will accommodate current public safety needs and anticipate community and staffing growth through 2041. The new facility is slated to be completed in spring of 2020.

Ribbon Cutting Held at Park 215 Development Honored as a Stamford 2030 District Change Maker

(l-r) Architects Brian Stone and Ken Boroson; Vincent Tufo; and Chris Warren of Charter Oak / Photo: Kenneth Boroson Architects

Stamford, CT – Charter Oak Communities recently received a Change Maker Award from the Stamford 2030 District initiative for the energy-efficient construction of Park 215, which was designed to current CHFA requirements and Energy Star standards. Park 215 is the fourth phase of the revitalization of the Vidal Court community and is located near Stamford Hospital.

Mayor David R. Martin joined representatives from HUD, the Connecticut Department of Housing, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), and the U.S. House of Representatives at a recent dedication ceremony on the rooftop terrace at Park 215, the city’s newest mixed-use, mixed-income development. continued to page 42

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Multiple generations of the Manafort family recently celebrated the official kickoff event for the Manafort Brothers’ 100th anniversary on November 9 at the Aqua Turf Banquet Hall in Plantsville for more than 800 family, friends, business and industry peers, and political leaders.

Plainville, CT – Manafort Brothers Inc., a Connecticut demolition and construction company, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The celebration included an elegant evening gala that was recently held at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville for more than 800 family, friends, business and industry peers, and political leaders. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is one of many special centennial celebrations that Manafort has planned throughout the year.

“As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, our family is honoring our past by forging a path for the future,” said Jim Manafort Jr., president of Manafort Brothers Inc. “David, Justin, Jason, and I proudly carry on our great-grandfather’s legacy, while evolving the firm as an integrated, dynamic construction and demolition contractor.” The firm is in the process of expanding its Plainville headquarters to accommodate its continued growth. The building will be complete in spring 2019.


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2018 Year in Review Editor’s note: Groundbreakings reported here to HP are in order of date posted on www. high-profile.com blog. This list, with active links to the full stories, can also be found online by clicking on the “Upfront” tab, and then “Groundbreaking” in the drop-down menu. Did we miss your groundbreaking event? Do you have a groundbreaking planned for the future? Send HP editors the details in a news release to editor@high-profile.com.

February 2018

Renovation Kicked Off at Nonnewaug High School

January 2018

Merrimack College Breaks Ground on Welcome Ctr.

Woodbury, CT – A traditional groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the renovation of Nonnewaug High School (Region 14). Members of the student body, parents, staff, administra-

(l-r) Diane Tran, civil engineer VHB; Brianne Belschner, civil engineer VHB; Bob Beauchemin, PROCON; Lynn Kramer, PROCON; Jim Loft, PROCON co-president; Felipe Schwartz, Merrimack College chief of staff; Lance Bennett, PROCON co-president; Marc Lehoullier, Trident Group; Todd Hooper, PROCON; Jeff Koetteritz, civil engineer VHB

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Andover, MA – In December 2017, Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., was joined by board of trustees members, officials, and colleagues for a groundbreaking

ceremony kicking off construction on the Dr. Alfred L. Arcidi Center. Longtime partner PROCON of Manchester, N.H., returned as the architect and construction manager for […] » read more

tion, building committee members, construction personnel, and elected officials attended the event. O&G Industries of Torrington is the construction manager. They join architect […] » read more

March 2018


NPR News Station Breaks Ground

Breaking ground on WBUR’s new CitySpace

Boston – WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, broke ground recently for a new, state-of-the-art convening space called CitySpace, a venue for civic engagement, public conversation, artistic performance, and cultural expression. WBUR received a $5 million gift from Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine, the station’s largest-ever single donation since its inception in 1950 as an educational radio […] » read more

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North Providence Schools Break Ground

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Alta Union House Celebrates Groundbreaking Framingham, MA – Wood Partners, a real estate development and construction firm, recently celebrated the groundbreaking for Alta Union House, a high-end transitoriented residential community located in downtown Framingham at 75 Concord St. Combining modern amenities with Framingham’s architectural heritage, Alta Union House is a symbol of the changing face of Framingham and the MetroWest region. Jim Lambert, director […] » read more

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BU’s School of Dental Medicine Breaks Ground Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction broke ground on a 41,900sf expansion and 53,100sf renovation of Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine, located at 100 E. Newton Street in Boston. In partnership with the university’s facilities and real estate planners, project manager Compass Project Management, and architect SmithGroupJJR, the team developed a phased renovation and expansion plan that will optimize the use of the classroom and patient treatment spaces […] » read more

North Providence, RI – Gilbane Building Company and The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. recently joined North Providence Olney and McGuire schools; Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo;

state, town, and school officials; teachers and students for a groundbreaking ceremony on the Olney School grounds. The former two schools were demolished in the summer of 2017 […] » read more

Brookview House Breaks Ground

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Kevin Sullivan, Shawmut Construction; Jeffrey W. Hutter, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine; Les Hiscoe, Shawmut

Boston – Brookview House (“Brookview”), which provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services, broke ground recently on Brookview III, a new

affordable housing development. The $5.5 million facility will be Brookview’s third building. It will include 12 units of twoand three-bedroom apartments along with ground-floor space […] » read more

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Duxbury Project Breaks Ground

(l-r) Town Manager René Read; DAHT Sheila Lynch-Bettina, Trustee; DAHT Diane Bartlett, Chair; Martine Taylor, SSHH executive director; Theodore J. (“Ted”) Flynn, Selectmen –Chair; Richard McGowan, SSHH director of operations; Noreen Browne, SSHH director of program Services; Ron Waite, SSHH construction manager; and Steve Marshall, SSHH Board of Directors

Duxbury, MA – South Shore Habitat for Humanity, which has delivered quality housing in partnership with families in need for the past 30 years, recently held

a groundbreaking ceremony for a six-unit subdivision on Temple Street in Duxbury. A new road named Feinberg Bog Road will allow access […] » read more

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Intercontinental & Harbinger Break Ground on Hotel in Seaport District Boston – Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Harbinger Development recently broke ground on the Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport. The $176 million, dual-branded hotel is being built at 660 Summer Street in the Seaport District of Boston, within the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park adjacent to the Design Center and the Cruise Port Terminal. The general contractor, Suffolk, started construction on the new hotel following […] » read more

(l-r) Intercontinental Chairman & CEO Peter Palandjian, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Eamon O’Marah and John Matteson, both managing partners at Harbinger, and Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty

Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan Breaks Ground

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

New Haven, CT – Formal groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for a new mixed-use development in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood. The first phase of the Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan,

the Gold Street development will stretch more than a city block in length and will incorporate the site of a former school as well as adjacent parcels. The four-story building, developed by […] » read more

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Kaestle Boos Breaks Ground on Middle School Barrington, RI – Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently joined Kaestle Boos Associates Inc. in a groundbreaking event for the new Barrington Middle School. Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner, State Representatives Jason Knight and Joy Hearn, along with State Senator Cynthia Armour were also in attendance. The project team for the project included […] » read more

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

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Prospect Heights Breaks Ground on Major Reno

The groundbreaking ceremony on the new addition to the YWCA Southeastern Mass. (l-r) Michael J. Gaber, exec. V.P. and COO of WNC; Michael Putziger, chair, WinnCompanies; Larry Curtis, president/managing partner, WinnCompanies, Sharon Morris, exec. dir., Omni Dev. Corp.; Adam Stein, Sr. VP, WinnDevelopment; Barbara Fields, exec. dir., RIHousing; Neisha Colón, project director, WinnDevelopment; R.I. Governor Gina Raimondo; Stefan Pryor, R.I. sec. of commerce; Stephen Vadnais, exec. dir., Pawtucket Housing Authority; event attendees; Donald Grebien, mayor of Pawtucket; and additional event attendees

Pawtucket, RI – WinnCompanies, a multifamily property developer/manager, and Omni Development Corporation, a not-for-profit housing developer, formally began $42 million in renovations to modernize Prospect Heights Apartments. Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Pawtucket Housing Authority Executive Director Stephen Vadnais, and Executive Director of RIHousing Barbara Fields were among the dignitaries who attended the recent groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the work, which will rehabilitate High_Profile - Advertisement - 11.11.15.ai 1 11/11/2015 292 apartments […] » read more

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

Gilbane’s ‘Living Lab’ for Wentworth Students Boston – Gilbane Building Company is breaking new ground in educating the next generation of construction innovators by leveraging its construction of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s newest academic building as a “living learning laboratory” for students. Gilbane has partnered with university faculty to form a hands-on educational program around its design and construction, including bi-weekly […] » read more

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Groundbreaking on Omni Seaport Hotel Boston – Executives from Omni Hotels & Resorts, along with Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and New Boston Hospitality, broke ground recently on the Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, the city’s fourth-largest hotel. Set to open in late 2020 on the two-acre parcel of Massport-owned land at the corner of Summer and D streets, the hotel will feature 1,055 finely appointed guest rooms inclusive of 52 suites that will top out at 21 floors. The $550 million project is estimated to create 1,100 construction jobs and between […] » read more

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Food Campus Breaks Ground Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently broke ground on a 17,000sf expansion and 8,000sf renovation of Community Servings’ new Food Campus at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Jamaica Plain. The new 31,000sf campus will include universally accessible and family-friendly volunteer kitchens for individuals of all abilities; a learning kitchen for onsite nutrition education and hands-on instruction for […] » read more

Whitaker Place Expansion

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SLAM Joins Groundbreaking Community Center 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. […] » read more

(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

Penacook, NH – The H.L. Turner Group recently participated in the groundbreaking of the 13,000sf expansion project for the John H. Whitaker Place senior center. Construction began in May

of 2018 and is expected to be completed in October of 2018. Milestone Construction & Engineering is the general contractor. The $2.5 million project features […] » read more

$83M Braintree Middle School Breaks Ground 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 […] » read more

(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

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WinnCo Breaks Ground on Veterans Housing

ACHIEVE THE FUTURE. PLAN TODAY. (l-r) U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton; Bill Perry, chair, Brighton Marine; Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; Mass Housing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay; Gilbert Winn, CEO WinnCompanies; Arthur Winn, founder WinnCompanies; Mass. Lt. Gov. Karen Polito; Thomas Lyons, board member Brighton Marine; Governor Charlie Baker; and Michael Dwyer, CEO Brighton Marine

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 […] » read more

Gymnasium at Clarion University Breaks Ground



Cambridge, MA – A groundbreaking 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 […] » read more

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E4H Breaks Ground on Hospital Reno


Newport, RI – Newport Hospital, a member of the Lifespan health system, recently broke ground on a $12.5 million project that will transform the hospital’s emergency department, nearly doubling its treatment and exam rooms and providing new, specialized space to serve behavioral health patients. Designed by E4H Environment […] » read more

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Dartmouth, MA – Delphi Construction, together with police department personnel, government officials, members of the project planning committee, and project stakeholders, recently celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new Dartmouth Police Station, a $9 millionplus new construction project on Tucker

Road in Dartmouth. The 20,000sfplus main facility and accompanying outbuilding will serve as the new headquarters for the Dartmouth Police Department. The facility will house office space for detectives and associated personnel plus a new dispatch center and training and […] » read more

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A/Z, SLAM Join Yale at Groundbreaking

Gov. to Speak at North Plymouth Groundbreaking

(l-r) A/Z Corporation and The S/L/A/M Collaborative gather for the Yale New Haven Health System Regional Operations Center groundbreaking ceremony / photo: A/Z Corp.

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Plymouth, MA – Gov. Charlie Baker will headline a groundbreaking event for Harborwalk Apartments, a 300-unit apartment complex that is the first step

in a large North Plymouth Revitalization project called Plymouth Station. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on August 21 at 381 Court Street […] » read more

West Haven, CT – A/Z Corporation and SLAM joined Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) as they broke ground for its new Regional Operations Center

(ROC) at 600 Derby Avenue in West Haven on September 5. The ROC will contain spaces for pharmacies, medical device storage, […] » read more

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Hilton Garden Inn Boston Breaks Ground Boston – Callahan Construction Managers and Claremont Companies recently broke ground on the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline. The upcoming 175-room hotel is ideally located near the Longwood Medical area and the bustling Fenway neighborhood. The project was designed by Cambridge Seven Associates. Amenities are set to include fitness center, pool, restaurant, […] » read more

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin (fifth from left) joins hospital doctors and The S/L/A/M design-build team in a groundbreaking celebration. / Photo by The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Hartford, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member Hilton Garden Inn rendering

of Trinity Health Of New England, at a recent groundbreaking for the $26.5 million, 33,000sf Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center […] » read more

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Delphi Breaks Ground on School Project Waltham, MA – Multimarket construction management firm Delphi Construction has broken ground on a new visual and performing arts center at Chapel HillChauncy Hall School, a coeducational preparatory school located in Waltham. The $5.5 million […] » read more

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Nauset Breaks Ground on St. James Place Cambridge, MA – Nauset Construction broke ground recently on St. James Place, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development that will provide 46 condominiums and a new parish hall for the historic St. James Episcopal Church in Cambridge. Designed by architectural firm Dumont, Janks, Goldberg, Reed LLC, St. James Place is located […] » read more

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Rubius Therapeutics Breaks Ground

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined state and local officials and CEO of Rubius Therapeutics Dr. Pablo Cagnoni to break ground on the new Rubius facility.

Smithfield, RI – Recently, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined state and local officials, project managers from

A/Z Corporation, and the CEO of Rubius Therapeutics, Dr. Pablo Cagnoni, to break […] » read more

October 2018

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Lexington, MA – CTA Construction Managers of Waltham joined community leaders, town officials, and faculty for the official groundbreaking of the new $10.4 million Lexington Children’s Place project, a districtwide preschool that is dedicated to helping young children, with and without disabilities, learn together in an inclusive and developmentally appropriate learning environment. The 19,000sf facility […] » read more

Town selectmen, Lexington Superintendents office administrators, LCP staff, the architect, and school committee members join to break ground on Children’s Place.

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RISD Breaks Ground on Residence Bldg.

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Sam Houston Univ. Breaks Ground on Arts Complex Houston, TX – A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at Sam Houston State University for the new Arts Complex, designed by GUND Partnership, an architecture and planning firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., and led by Principal David Zenk with Dan Rutledge, […] » read more

R.I. School of Design President Rosanne Somerson (third from left), joins Shawmut VP Ron Simoneau (far right), trustees, alumni, and other special guests for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the a new residence hall. / photo by RISD alumna Jo Sittenfeld, MFA 08 PH

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Condo Development Breaks Ground Brighton – City Realty, a real estate development company located in Brookline, recently celebrated the groundbreaking on The Saybrook, a 29unit condominium building, 214 Market Street in Brighton. City Realty is teaming up with New Boston Builders to construct this project, […] » read more

(l-r) Eric Gould, principal, New Boston Builders; Steve Whalen, managing partner, City Realty & 214 Mahket LLC; PT Vineburgh, partner, Charlesgate Realty; Dartagnan Brown, principal, Embarc Studios

Callahan Breaks Ground for Claremont Hilton Brookline, MA – Callahan Construction Managers and Claremont Companies recently broke ground on the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline. The upcoming 174-room hotel is located at 700 Brookline Avenue, near the Longwood Medical area and the bustling Fenway neighborhood. […] » read more

Providence, RI – Shawmut Design and Construction joined Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on the institute’s first new student residence in 30 years in

NN Inc. Breaks Ground at Myles Standish

(l-r) Anthony Autiello, president, A.Autiello Construction; Michael Olson, principal, Rhino Capital Advisors, LLC; Richard Henderson, executive vice president of real estate, MassDevelopment; Representative Patricia Haddad; Senator Marc R. Pacheco; Chris Qualters, executive vice president, power solutions, NN, Inc.; Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye; Radka Barter, legislative aide, Office of Representative Shaunna O’Connell; Louis M. Ricciardi, president, Taunton Development Corporation; and Dean Kiley, general manager, NN, Inc.

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Providence. Designed by architect Nader Tehrani and his firm, NADAAA, the new 43,500sf residence hall will house 153 students on six floors. Pa […] » read more

to help the Myles Standish Industrial Park (MSIP) realize its full potential, hosted a groundbreaking celebration to welcome NN, Inc. to Lot B5-R […] » read more

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YNHHS Regional Center Under Construction

Rendering of Yale New Haven Health System’s new Regional Operations Center in West Haven / courtesy The S/L/A/M Collaborative

West Haven, CT – Construction is underway of the Yale New Haven Health System’s (YNHHS) new Regional Operations Center (ROC) in West Haven.

The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is the design team for the project, and A/Z Corporation is serving as the construction manager. […] » read more

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Groundbreaking for Commuter Rail Station







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(l-r) Rep. James Langevin, RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian, Commerce Sec. Stefan Pryor, Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, Governor Gina Raimondo, Rep. David Cicilline, and US Sen. Jack Reed break ground on the new rail station and bus hub.

Pawtucket, RI – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and Bus Hub.The new intermodal

transit center will allow riders to switch modes easily between commuter rail and RIPTA’s statewide bus network. When complete, […] » read more

Groundbreaking at Oakley Country Club

(l-r, front row) Michael Driscoll, Watertown town manager, and Mark Sederis, Watertown town council president. Back row: Glenn Santini; John DeVito, club president; Steven Magoon, Watertown community development and planning director; Jack Bartley, club VP; and David Joaquin, club treasurer

Watertown, MA – Belmont Savings Bank has announced the groundbreaking to renovate the clubhouse and pool for Oakley Country Club, a private 18-hole golf club in Watertown that was founded in 1898.

Belmont Savings is the sole lender, providing a $10.4 million loan. “The Oakley Country Club is a historic Watertown locale, as it is the original home […] » read more

Erland to Build Addition at Heilind Headquarters

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Wilmington, MA – Erland Construction was selected by Heilind Electronics (HE) to expand its headquarters in Wilmington. Teaming up with ahp Architects, Erland will add 60,000sf to HE’s existing 40,000sf office and warehouse space. The exterior will feature a brick façade with a glass curtainwall entrance to upgrade the building’s curb appeal. The new space […] » read more

Site of the new Heilind Electronics headquarters and warehouse space

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Focus: Awards PROCON Wins ABC NH/VT Awards Bedford NH – PROCON, of Manchester, won three Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC NH/VT) Excellence in Construction awards. It was standing room only at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford as A/E/C professionals throughout the region gathered for the annual ceremony. The 83-year-old design-build firm won for three Massachusetts-based projects: Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, Brightview Senior Living in Wakefield, and Crowe Hall at Merrimack College in No. Andover. PROCON also received the organization’s first Workplace Development Award. This year, PROCON’s winning projects all majored in the extreme: a very tight site, an immensely condensed schedule, and heavily contaminated soils. Brightview Senior Living picked up the Design/Build Award of Excellence. It was no easy feat to construct the 167,000sf Brightview Senior Living community on a “postage stamp” site in downtown Wakefield, Mass. The tight site challenged the team to find numerous creative solutions to achieve its goals. Crowe Hall made Merrimack College

history as the first new academic building in 30 years. The initial 12-month timeframe was condensed into nine months. The project team implemented some aggressive preplanning strategies and installation procedures to accelerate the process. The project won the Merit Award in the Institutional/Public Over $10M category. Homewood Suites by Hilton won the Commercial Over $10M Award of Excellence. At one time, the hotel’s site was considered one of the worst contaminated soils in the nation, and had been vacant for 14 years. In an extensive remediation process, over 4,500 tons of soil were excavated in nine months and transported to places as remote as Michigan. The annual ABC NH/VT event is one of the premier competitions in the building and construction industry, showcasing and recognizing outstanding construction projects throughout the region. A crosssection panel of industry judges selects the winners in several categories, based on remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, and innovation.

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Waltham, MA – The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC MA) recently congratulated the 16 member companies that earned Eagle and Merit Awards at the 26th annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA), which recognizes overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction. EICA is one of ABC MA’s signature events, recognizing member contractors who, along with their project teams, help raise the standards of excellence in the construction industry. Over 275 ABC MA members gathered at the Westin Waltham Hotel to celebrate the very best construction projects its companies have to offer. During the celebration, ABC inducted Gould Construction Institute’s (GCI) President Barbara Lagergren as the 2018 ABC Legend. She plans to retire at the end of this year after serving 32 years in various roles at ABC Massachusetts, ABC’s national office, and GCI.

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Bald Hill Builders’ construction of a 25,000sf, three-story building above and around an existing and operating restaurant.

CIANBRO’s multi-phase expansion of a medical device provider, complete with training rooms, office and meeting spaces, commercial kitchen and cafeteria, and more.

Kaplan Construction’s renovation and historical rehabilitation of an almost 60% deteriorated building located along a busy Boston street.

Bowdoin Construction’s expansion of a food processing and packaging equipment facility warehouse and showroom.

DECCO, Inc.’s conversion of a mid-1800s shoe factory into a state-of-the art medical marijuana manufacturing facility.

Notch Mechanical Constructors’ customized exposed and aesthetically visible piping system for Tree House Brewing’s new brewery facility that increased production from 270 barrels per week to 1,000; and Baystate Medical Center’s 4.6 megawatt turbine to power a level one trauma center and primary medical provider for over 30 days in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.

BW Kennedy & Co’s construction of a 145,000sf life science building and 155,000sf parking garage. C.E. Floyd Company’s Lean construction of athenahealth’s West Garage over a previously contaminated soil site in a tight urban setting. Callahan Construction Managers’ two standalone residential buildings consisting of 385,000sf with 352 residential units, almost 240,000sf of parking, and retail and restaurant spaces on oceanfront property; and construction of a 21-story and six-story residential building in Somerville’s Assembly Square.

EnviroVantage’s historical restoration of Nobska Lighthouse, a 189-year-old lighthouse located on a hill, perched on the point of a peninsula in Woods Hole, Mass., that is exposed to ocean wind, water, and debris during the September hurricane season when work was completed. Erland Construction’s 100,000sf, twostory athletic facility with a 200-meter track, 12-court squash center, four multiuse tennis and basketball courts, along with a range of spaces dedicated to athletic training, wellness, and fitness for Phillips Academy Andover. JM Coull’s restoration and renovation of a former abandoned and contaminated mill in downtown Lowell as part of the Lowell Community Health Center’s expansion.

R & R Window Contractors’ installation of 1,582 windows into precast concrete panels for a 20-story building located at Somerville’s Assembly Square. Tecta America New England’s roof repair and installation of solar panels for the largest shopping mall in northern New England.


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(l-r) Bowdoin team: Jessica Rampino, assistant project manager; Andrew Buckman, project manager; Joseph Ferrandi, superintendent; Robert Russell, estimator; Michael Reardon, superintendent


Kaplan Construction accepting award for 9 Williams Street (l-r) Nathan Peck, Jane Kaplan Peck, and Melissa Bullock

Bald Hill Builders’ team accepting award for Flats at Savin Hill

C.E. Floyd’s team accepting award for athenahealth West Garage

Notch Mechanical Constructors’ team accepting award for Baystate Medical: Piping/Plumbing/ HVAC for 4.6MW CHP Plant & Tree House Brewing Process Piping

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(l-r) The Erland team: Scott Bates, VP/academic group manager, Erland; Ken Tessitore, project superintendent, Erland; John Galanis, owner’s project manager, Phillips Academy; Larry Muench, director of facilities, Phillips Academy; Elizabeth Martin, senior project manager, Erland; Steve Craft, project executive, Erland; Tyler Hanchett-Leon, superintendent, Erland; and Steve McDonald, president, Erland. Not pictured: Sean Griffen, project manager, Erland.

Cianbro Corporation team accepting award for Abiomed Expansion Project

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DECCO, Inc. team accepting award for Fitchburg Medical Marijuana Facility

EviroVantage team accepting award for Nobska Lighthouse

(l-r) JM Coull team: Mike Swanson, DBVW Architects; Scott Kirouac, JM Coull; Tom Crocker, JM Coull; Henry Och, Lowell Community Health Center

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Tecta America New England team accepting award for Maine Mall project

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John B. Hynes III Honored Boston – The Massachusetts Building Congress has honored John B. Hynes III, the CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, with the Skyline Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award was designed to recognize those in the AEC and real estate industries who have made significant contributions to the built environment and the community, and Hynes is one of the few people to receive the honor in MBC’s 97-year history as an organization. “I gratefully accept and I’m flattered, not only by the award but from where it came,” said Hynes. He thanked his friends and colleagues in attendance and spoke modestly about his career, which, among his other achievements, includes developing the New Songdo City project, a U.S. $35 billion, 100 million sf master planned city near Seoul. The project is one of the largest private real estate developments in the world to date. He also led the development of Seaport Square, a 6.3 million sf ($3.5 billion) master plan through the acquisition, permits, and entitlements phase, and developed 60% of the project before selling to WS Development in 2015. Hynes’ affection for the industry was apparent, and in his speech he reflected on his decades-long career

(l-r) John Hynes IV of Boston Global Investors, John B. Hynes of Boston Global Investors, and Matthew Guarracino of JM Electrical

and having “stumbled into” an industry where he’s able to “improve quality of life in the community in which I live.” He emphasized the importance of the commercial construction industry in the city of Boston, and in the country as a whole, and spoke about the joy of

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improve the city, improve the quality of life,” said Hynes. “The most rewarding experience for me was looking back on these finished projects and reflecting on the number of people who would benefit from the imagination, the hard work, and the capital that was risked on each of these ventures.” Hynes recognized all of the people behind the scenes — developers, architects, engineers, lenders, city and state officials, suppliers, fabricators, movers, restaurants, and insurance companies — and noted that “for every 1 million square feet of new construction, there are 10,000 project-associated jobs and 5,000 permanent ones.” He added, “In my almost 40 years in this business, I’m the most proud

of the jobs we have created.” Hynes ended his speech by looking to the future. “All of this tremendous growth in the last decade has been phenomenal for all of our professions; however, there are circumstances and consequences of growth,” he said. He urged his colleagues in the crowd to always remember to remain charitable, and to “take care of those who can’t take care of themselves.” He encouraged them to continue to invest in education, to prioritize affordable housing, and to improve and expand public transportation to accommodate the population growth in the city. “Be courageous. Support your country. Be a good citizen. Use your voice. Use your vote,” he said. “But most of all, be kind.”

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SLAM CS Receives ABC Award

The design and construction team recently honored by ABC of Connecticut / Steve Adams Photography

West Hartford, CT – S/L/A/M Construction Services was recently honored by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Connecticut with an Excellence in Construction Award for the University of Hartford Gengras Student Union addition and renovations project, located in West Hartford. The 3,000sf addition and 82,260sf renovation to the Gengras Student Union building featured integrated planning, programming, design, and construction management from the team at SLAM. The scope included expansion and Recent Completed Projects:

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ABC Awards Crescent Crossing Bridgeport, CT – Viking Construction has received an Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut for work as general contractor on the $60 million Crescent Crossing residential project in Bridgeport, built on the site of Connecticut’s first public housing complex. Viking redeveloped the 3.5-acre site, which, originally built in 1943 as Yellow Mill Village, once housed Father Panik Village. The 177 one-, two-, and three-bedroom energy-efficient units have designer interiors, stylish veneer brick, and hardy board exteriors. Common areas include landscaped grounds and a clock tower overlooking a corner entrance. Viking received the honor at the CT-

(l-r) Angel Ramirez, Craig Benak, and Michael Avallon accepted the award.

ABC’s annual Excellence in Construction award event held Oct. 25 at the Aqua Turf. The competition is judged by an independent panel of architects, engineers, and university professionals who evaluate the quality and client satisfaction of each project. Judges also pay particular attention to the rigorous safety standards of each contractor.

Callahan One of Top Places to Work Bridgewater, MA – Callahan Construction Managers was named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 11th annual employee-based survey project by The Boston Globe. Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best — their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about

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Six Landmarks Honored at 30th Boston Preservation Alliance Awards each came about. Below are the 2018 winners of the Boston Preservation Alliance Awards. George White Memorial Fountain

The fountain, titled, “Casting Bread Upon the Waters” but more commonly known as “The Angel,” had fallen into disrepair and was shut down for nearly 40 years. Thanks to efforts by the Friends of The Public Garden, in partnership with Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Museum of Fine Arts, the fountain is fully functional and has been restored to its original grandeur.

by Joe Zaino The Boston Preservation Alliance, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, promoting, and preserving Boston’s historic places, presented Preservation Achievement Awards to six historically significant projects at the 30th Annual Boston Preservation Alliance Awards. Held Oct. 22 at the State Room at 60 State St., the awards honor the outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston, and celebrate their positive impact on Boston’s built environment. The event also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the alliance, and the 10th anniversary of the BPA’s Young Advisors, and was attended by approximately 300 preservationists, keepers of historic properties, real estate professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, and developers. Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, thanked the membership for their dedication and

George White Memorial Fountain

“understating that preservation is an active process — not one of ignoring historic buildings and parks and assuming they will survive for future generations — but actively advocating for their protection, upkeep, and use,” he told the gathering. Chris Cook, chief of environment, energy, and open space for the city of Boston, praised the alliance for its continued dedication to the work of preserving Boston’s history. “I think what the alliance does best is to bring together diverse voices around preservation issues and really strengthens the argument, bolsters our energy to make sure that we’re protecting these places,” said Cook, who also emphasized the significance of

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the Preservation Awards. “It’s not enough to just save the places that we care about, we have to celebrate our victories . . . and these awards give us the time to pause together to really celebrate those victories, those milestones, and that’s important because it reenergizes us — not only for the next collaboration but also potentially for the next fight.” Roger Takeff, chairman and CEO of Renaissance Properties and the chair of the 2018 awards selection committee, presented the awards to the multifaceted development teams responsible for the six projects. Takeff narrated a slide show presentation for each project, detailing how the restoration and construction of

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Christine DiBella ARM of the Year

Kaplan a Top 100 Women-Led Business

Quincy, MA – Peabody Properties, a real estate and property management firm, announced that Christine DiBella, property manager for The Moorings at Squantum Gardens in Quincy, has been named the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) of the Year by the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM). DiBella, a resident of Quincy, was recognized for advancing the real estate profession; providing superior service to residents; demonstrating leadership qualities through innovative initiatives, programs, or business practices that resulted in property success and/ or business advancement; and for her commitment to ethical business

Boston – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, has been named to the list of Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) for the fourth year in a row. Kaplan serves a variety of clients, including commercial, healthcare, historic rehab, institutional, recreational, and worship. “Women-led businesses are one of the fastest-growing sectors in our country, breaking down barriers and serving as a powerful driving force behind our economy. It is essential we keep lifting each other up and supporting each other in business,” said Jane Kaplan Peck, majority owner and chief operating officer at Kaplan. “It is a tremendous honor to be included again among so many successful and impressive women-led businesses, and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the other companies who were

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honored by TCI.” TCI was founded in 1997 to help women-led businesses in Massachusetts become and stay successful. Since 2002, TCI has created a list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses to highlight the achievements of these women throughout the state.

IREM Honors Chelsea Village Landscaping

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME CAMPUS CROSSROADS PROJECT 2018 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Honor Award Winner Chelsea Village landscaping / photo by Peabody Properties, Inc.

Chelsea, MA – Peabody Properties, a real estate and property management firm, announced that Chelsea Village, a predominantly senior community located in Chelsea, has been honored by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Boston Chapter No. 4. Chelsea Village earned an Honorable Mention Award in the Urban Category Atlanta GA

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for landscaping. It was recognized for its native plantings that enhance the look and functionality of the outdoor space. Chelsea Village is located at 5 Admiral’s Way in Chelsea; it is a community of 161 apartment homes, nestled among acres of waterfront property on Admiral’s Hill and offering harbor and skyline views.

Hector Castro Recognized Braintree, MA – Peabody Properties Inc. announced that Hector Castro has been recognized for excellence by the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA). Castro was named 2018 Maintenance Professional of the Year at the recent NEAHMA Annual Industry Awards reception, held in conjunction with the organization’s 29th Annual Conference & Trade Show. “Hector defines the word dependable and takes great pride in seeing that our properties are maintained to the highest

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BSA/AIA Announces the 2018 Harleston Parker Medal Finalists Boston – The BSA/AIA has announced the finalists for the 2018 Harleston Parker Medal. This annual award seeks to recognize “the single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years. The 2018 Harleston Parker Medal Finalists include:

• As If It Were Already Here by Janet Echelman

Collier Memorial by Höweler and Yoon Architecture

• Collier Memorial by Höweler and Yoon Architecture • East Boston Branch, Boston Public Library by William Rawn Associates, Architects

As If It Were Already Here by Janet Echelman

• Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex by Payette • Tozzer Anthropology Building by Kennedy & Violich Architecture Anne-Sophie Divenyi AIA, senior capital project manager of Harvard University Office of Physical Resources and Planning, led a panel of nine other acclaimed Boston professionals representing a wide range of disciplines, from architecture to engineering to arts and culture. The winner will be announced at the 8th BSA Design Awards Gala on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

Tozzer Anthropology / courtesy KVA Kennedy & Violich Architecture

Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex / image courtesy Payette

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December 2018

Delphi and Nicholaeff Win BRICC Award

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Mashpee, MA – Delphi Construction, Inc. and Nicholaeff Architecture + Design announced that both builder and architect have been awarded a 2018 BRICC Award from Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod for a custom residence in Marstons Mills. The design and construction team jointly received the Silver Award in the category of Excellence in New Single Family Home Design and Construction Over $5M. The $6.3 million custom home project consisted of the design and new construction of a 9,000sf main house and 1,500sf guest house overlooking the ocean bay on Cape Cod. Architect Doreve Nicholaeff’s use

of both steel and wood in the building’s structure facilitated the dramatic and complex geometries inherent in the strikingly original design as well as carrying the expansive open spaces within the home. Situated on 3.9 oceanfront acres with a dramatic slope to the sea, the main house features four bedrooms and nine baths, while the guest house has two bedrooms and three baths with magnificent ocean views. Among the most impressive features of the design are a 1-1/2 story stone fireplace in the great room along with walnut beams incorporated into the radius of the exterior wall.

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Dietz Recognized as Woman of Impact Springfield, MA – Dietz & Company Architects announced that owner and president, Kerry L. Dietz, AIA, has been named a 2018 Business West Woman of Impact. From a pool of more than 80 nominations, eight women were selected for this award that honors women in Western Mass. who have made impactful contributions to both their respective industries and the community. Along with running her business of nearly 34 years, she has dedicated herself to being a part of the community and giving back in a multitude of ways, including serving on a number of boards and committees throughout the area and teaching in the architecture program at UMass.


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C.E. Floyd Wins at the Conn. and Mass. ABC Awards Bedford, MA – C.E. Floyd was recently honored with two Excellence in Construction Awards: Best in Show award at the Connecticut ABC Awards gala for renovation work at the Southport School in Fairfield, and a Merit Award from the Massachusetts ABC for construction of the athenahealth West Garage on the Arsenal on the Charles campus in Watertown. These projects join the long list of award-winning projects produced by C.E. Floyd. C.E. Floyd renovated The Southport Savings Bank, previously the oldest continuously running bank in the U.S., to give The Southport School a dedicated space to house its music, arts, and movement programs. The 150-year-old building provided the C.E. Floyd team with many opportunities to implement creative problem solving. One such challenge was the multistory vault, constructed on 10 tons of solid granite. It was load bearing and could not be easily removed without consideration of the structural integrity of the building. The removal of the granite was a collaborative process, from determining the best method to implementing it. C.E. Floyd’s President of Connecticut Operations Chuck Tobin commented on the impact of the project. “This project

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The Southport School / Olson Photography

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Bowdoin Wins Merit Award for Reiser

(l-r) The Reiser team: Jessica Rampino, ass’t project manager; Andrew Buckman, project manager; Joseph Ferrandi, superintendent; Robert Russell, estimator; and Michael Reardon, superintendent / photos by Gregg Shupe Studios

Waltham, MA – The Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts has selected Bowdoin as a Merit Award winner for the Reiser project in Canton. Work entailed a 46,000sf warehouse addition with an active rack system and a new commercial showroom for food preparation. All work was completed while keeping the existing facility fully operational. Bowdoin was presented with the award at the Excellence in Construction Awards dinner held at the Westin in Waltham on Nov. 1. Designed by Roth & Seelen, this industrial facility also accommodates additional space for Reiser’s customer service area, a commercial kitchen, and a fitness center. The new building construction consisted of structural steel, light gauge framing, masonry, metal panels, and an aluminum and glass

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KBE Project Wins CMAA Award

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Farmington, CT – The Seabury Active Life Community expansion and renovation project earned the 2018 Project Achievement Award for Best Building Project over $25 Million by the Connecticut Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The project team was honored at an awards reception on Nov. 15 at The Hartford Club. KBE Building Corporation was construction manager at risk for the expansion and renovation project. The project included construction of 68 new independent living apartments in a three-story structure with one level of underground parking providing 72 spaces, a new fitness and aerobics center, nine meeting rooms, support and storage areas, prefunction area with an outdoor courtyard, and a new chapel providing approximately 225 seats.

Seabury Active Life Community

Renovations to the existing healthcare facility included reconfiguring nine skilled nursing units and 14 assisted living units into new kitchens, dining rooms, and activity areas for each level of care. KBE constructed a new three-story addition to the healthcare center with 21 private skilled nursing units, 14 assisted living units, as well as new offices and therapy suite spaces. Sustainable design features include geothermal and solar energy components.

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ABC NH/VT Announces 2018 EIC Winners Bedford, NH – The New Hampshire/ Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized local member contractor firms for work performed on area construction projects during its annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Program in Bedford. The winners are listed here: Excellence, Environmental Remediation

EnviroVantage Nobska Lighthouse Epping, N.H. Excellence, Commercial $2-5M

NorthPoint Construction Management, LLC Avaloch Farm Music Institute Hudson, N.H.

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Excellence Institutional/Public $5-10M

Merit, Institutional/Public Under $2M

Merit, Commercial Under $2M

PROCON Brightview Senior Living – Wakefield Manchester, N.H.

The MacMillin Co., LLC Dartmouth College – Moosilauke Ravine Lodge Keene, N.H.

Fulcrum Associates Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Renovations Amherst, N.H.

Martineau Electric, Inc. Planet Fitness Corporate Headquarters Dover, N.H.

Excellence, Commercial Over $10M

Merit, Mechanical Under $2M

Merit, Commercial $2-5M

PROCON Homewood Suites by Hilton – Chelsea Manchester, N.H.

DECCO, Inc. Fitchburg Medical Marijuana Facility Brookline, N.H.

Fulcrum Associates Copper Door Restaurant – Salem Amherst, N.H.

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ABC Honors Dartmouth College Morton Hall Project

(l-r) Chris Johnson, Patrick O’Hern, Jim Schwartzkopf, Mark Lee, Sharon Ames / photo by North Branch Construction

Bedford, NH – North Branch Construction was recognized at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) NH/VT Chapter Annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony held at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford on Oct. 25. The firm received a Merit Award for the reconstruction of the Morton Hall dormitory on the campus of Dartmouth College in the Institutional/Public $510M category. Dartmouth College’s Patrick O’Hern and Chris Johnson, along with project architects Sharon Ames and Mark Lee of Harriman Associates, joined North Branch’s project manager Jim Schwartzkopf on stage as he accepted the award.


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Brookline, MA – The town of Brookline hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new Coolidge Corner School, marking the recent opening of the school a significant step towards solving its enrollment growth pressures. The 227,000sf expansion and restoration project was designed by Cambridge-based HMFH Architects and includes full-scale renovation of the school’s historic 1913 building, two new academic wings that provide small-scale learning communities, and an array of new outdoor learning spaces. The landscape architect for the project is CRJA-IBI Group. The new school, with its daylit, open interiors and other sustainable design features inside and out, is one of the most energy-efficient schools in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A large monitor at the entry displays energy use, detailing the building’s systems, conservation measures, and sustainable design performance metrics. Thanks to its high-performance design and advanced building systems, the school’s projected energy use is at 23.3 kBtu/sf/year EUI, a benchmark for measuring achieved efficiency. The average EUI metric for K-12 schools in the U.S. is 82 kBtu/sf/year. Design features that contribute to the school’s energy efficiency include reducing the need for artificial lighting by bringing in an abundance of natural light, using interior glazing and skylights, and employing sun shades and light shelves

that bounce light throughout the interior. High-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and occupancy-based lighting controls further reduce energy demand. “From our earliest planning conversations, there was a purposeful commitment by the town of Brookline and the design team to reach a new level of energy innovation and to produce a healthy, sustainable learning environment for students,” said Pip Lewis AIA, LEED AP, the HMFH principal leading the project. The Coolidge Corner School is the town’s largest elementary school in the heart of Brookline’s Coolidge Corner neighborhood. The school frames a large public courtyard on Harvard Street that includes the historic Edward Devotion House, a landmark colonial residence dating back to 1740. Generations of Brookline school children attended the school, formerly called the Edward Devotion School, including a young John F. Kennedy in the 1920s. The school’s site serves as a transition between a residential and a commercial neighborhood and includes walking paths, age-specific play structures, outdoor classrooms, a rain garden, student gardens, and natural play features that are used by students throughout the day. Learning happens everywhere in the school and throughout the outdoor environment, blurring the line between learning and play and between school play space and urban park.

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Five Tips for Net Zero Construction Success reflected them in their pricing and carried enough money to get the job done. At Drumlin Farm, for example, we met with the owner and the foreman of the framing company before awarding the job, doing a plan review and directing their attention to the many air-sealing details that they would have to execute.

by George Dyroff Buildings currently account for 40% of the total energy use in the United States, but we’re seeing many organizations working to change that statistic by building more sustainably and reducing their carbon footprint. Whether it’s through simple updates like installing occupancy sensors for lighting and Energy Star appliances or through a third-party certification like the International Living Future Institute Zero Energy Building Certification to validate their efforts, becoming more energy efficient is a top priority. One such organization, Mass Audubon, has committed to achieving net zero energy on all future building projects, and Chapman had the opportunity to work on one of these projects at their Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, Mass. With its new Environmental Learning Center, Mass Audubon was seeking not


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only to achieve net zero, but also to create a building that would serve as an energyefficiency model for the organization’s future projects. The concept of a net zero building is simple enough — the building produces as much energy as it consumes annually — but constructing one can be considerably more complicated. When the project’s successful outcome is riding on the care in which your building is constructed and its end performance, the details can seem overwhelming. Our experience on the Drumlin Farm project taught us that

success lies in the team’s attention to detail, and we’d like to share our top tips to achieve net zero energy. Proper preplanning

Given that the success of Zero Energy Building Certification is determined by quantifiable results, you’ll want to assemble your team early and set clear expectations from the beginning. Plan to dedicate a lot of time upfront developing a deep understanding of every design detail and reviewing them with the subcontractors to ensure that they have

Collaboration is key with any construction project, but it’s even more crucial on a net zero building. Success depends on everything being done right the first time, and we found this was best achieved through constant onsite collaboration. Have the architect confirm you are building to their specification before you move on to the next step, work with manufacturers to verify that you are using their products in the most effective manner. During the window sealing at Drumlin Farm, the architect and tape manufacturer were onsite and worked with us when we installed and air-sealed the first window; this added collaboration helped us achieve the needed results. Material selection

Selecting the proper materials upfront can help avoid a lot of headaches. Review your materials menu to verify that the products specified are suitable for the building’s continued to page 42


December 2018


Connecticut Ribbon Cutting Held at Stamford’s Park 215 Development Honored as a Stamford 2030 District Change Maker

Charter Oak CEO Vincent Tufo and Stamford Mayor David Martin cut the ribbon at the dedication of Park 215, joined by state and local officials, members of the community, and well-wishers. / photo by Kenneth Boroson Architects

Stamford, CT – Charter Oak Communities recently received a Change Maker Award from the Stamford 2030 District initiative for the energy-efficient construction of Park 215, which was designed to current CHFA requirements and Energy Star standards. Park 215 is the fourth phase of the revitalization of the Vidal Court community and is located near Stamford Hospital. Mayor David R. Martin joined representatives from HUD, the Connecticut Department of Housing,

Park 215, at the intersection of Stillwater and Merrell avenues / photo: Viking Construction

(l-r) Architects Brian Stone and Ken Boroson; Vincent Tufo; and Chris Warren of Charter Oak / photo: Kenneth Boroson Architects

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), and the U.S. House of Representatives at a recent dedication

ceremony on the rooftop terrace at Park 215, the city’s newest mixed-use, mixedincome development. A project of Charter Oak Communities, the five-story structure was designed by New Haven-based Kenneth Boroson Architects and built by Viking Construction of Bridgeport. The lower level of the 132,000sf building includes management offices and a residential courtyard, while the

street level offers public access to medical offices. The upper floors contain 78 dwellings of one- and two-bedroom units in a variety of types and configurations. Residential amenities include a community room, fitness center, event kitchen, and multiple meeting rooms, as well as a 2,135sf furnished rooftop deck. Ample parking is available at the lower level for tenants and at a street-level deck behind the building for commercial vehicles.

SLAM Incorporates 1960s Fabric into Langguth Hall at Fairfield University and is realized through the overall concept of placing lounges, communal kitchens, and study/classroom spaces at the major circulation intersection of two bars framing the view to the residential quadrangle. The registrar manages the dormitory classroom schedule, making the 24-seat room available to all faculty campuswide

as an alternative teaching space. This project also called for the design of a remote chiller plant to cool the new residence hall as well as five existing quad buildings and two academic facilities. The capacity required for the plant was to provide three 750-ton chillers and associated cooling tower in proximity to the quad.

Amy Mund Christmas Earns ALEP The new 42 Langguth Hall located on the residential quad at Fairfield University / Paul Burk Photography

Fairfield, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) recently completed the design and planning for the new 65,000sf, living/ learning residence hall accommodating students primarily in the Ignatian Leadership Residential College. Gilbane, Inc. provided the construction services. SLAM designed the building to provide durable, energy-efficient construction with an aesthetic complementary to existing buildings on the residential quad. The placement of the building fulfills the Campus Master Plan of existing 1960s era undergraduate residence halls that utilize complementary building materials


and building mass. The design of 42 Langguth Hall breaks the form with an innovative bent-L shape — the elbow of the building— framed by a glass tower that flexes to connect to the quad and serves as a beacon. The interior affords expansive open spaces and an extensive common space, while achieving the most efficient layout with three floors of dorm rooms and a partial basement of supporting functions. The facility offers 200 beds and two resident-director suites. The program goal replaces traditional dormitory life with a sense of community made up of living, learning, and socializing

Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative announced that Associate Principal Amy Mund Christmas, of Marlborough, recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation from the Association for Learning Environments. She joins only two other Connecticutbased planners who have earned this designation, and approximately 200 worldwide. This accomplishment reflects her knowledge, skills, and abilities as an experienced educational facility planner. The ALEP credential is designed to elevate a practitioner’s professional standards and identify those in the industry who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of academic environment planning. Mund has been with SLAM for 22

Amy Mund Christmas

years and will apply the ALEP standards to the firm’s public, independent and higher education work. She has presented at AIA National, A4LE, ACUI, SCUP, and IFMA conferences and has earned the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) Planning Institute Certification.

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December 2018


Triax Technologies: 2018 Year in Review

by Peter Schermerhorn It’s hard to believe that 2018 is coming to a close and a new year is upon us. The construction industry continues to face a unique mix of obstacles and opportunities as steady backlogs, innovative new technologies, and the ongoing skilled labor shortage challenge contractors to consider the way they do business. The market landscape continues to shift, and yet one thing remains constant: the proliferation of jobsite technology. In 2018, tech moved from a competitive advantage to an operational necessity. Across jobsites, conference rooms, and industry events, there is a tangible movement to embrace digital solutions that go far beyond software or tablets onsite. Heading into 2019, the industry is poised for digital maturation with new players continuing to enter the market on both sides of the equation. (Proof

point: Outside investment in construction technology companies hit $1.05 billion in the first six months of 2018 — a 30% increase from the 2017 total). Both producers and consumers of technology will continue to attack industry challenges — worker safety, labor productivity, equipment utilization, site security, and more — from different angles, prompting

Outside investment in construction technology companies hit $1.05 billion in the first six months of 2018 — a 30% increase from the 2017 total. new applications and use cases across the project life cycle. And as consumer tech continues to shape business sectors worldwide — even traditionally low-tech sectors like construction — more and more companies will question why what is possible in their personal lives (e.g., remote visibility, instant communication, the ability to quantify activity automatically with smart devices) is not readily available in their professional lives. Faced with a skilled labor shortage and mounting client expectations, project leaders will increasingly ask what else a solution can do.

The underlying driver of all of this is the need to collect and analyze data. As one individual recently put it: “I have so few skilled guys to do the task at hand, I can’t have them devoting hours to entering data into a computer. I need ways to automatically capture what’s happening in the field.” Over the next 12 months and beyond, the most exciting challenge for the industry will be not only deciding what to measure and how to measure it, but what the results of this data and analysis mean. How can contractors leverage technology and data to ensure action, helping to bring predictability to the chaotic construction process? For contractors, it starts with bringing different stakeholders to the table to identify key business challenges and set quantifiable goals for new technology. Technology is only as good as the people and processes that support it, and construction firms will need to invest in internal resources to map out and build tools and processes for exploiting these new solutions. Whether that’s developing new roles (e.g., data scientists, construction technologists) or bringing in tech/data experts from other industries, companies of all sizes are going to need to create their own rules of engagement within a rapidly evolving marketplace of solutions. For their part, technology

providers — like Triax — will need to continue advancing the scale and usability of their solutions to enrich the quantity and types of data available for analysis.

Over the next 12 months and beyond, the most exciting challenge for the industry will be not only deciding what to measure and how to measure it, but what the results of this data and analysis mean. If 2018 was the year when the connected jobsite moved from a vision to the reality, 2019 will be the year when the connected jobsite enables a smarter, safer jobsite. This will not be possible, however, without contractors, solutions providers, and other industry partners working together to deploy and develop intelligent solutions, make sense of the data, and act upon the data. The time is right, and the opportunity is here; it’s up to us to make the most of this moment and capitalize on the innovation happening within the industry today. Pete Schermerhorn is president and CEO of Triax Technologies and an active member of the Construction Institute, University of Hartford.

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Marr Responds to Building Emergency

Can Art be Safe in a Public Space?

by Elizabeth Lackey In highly trafficked, public areas, there are distinctive challenges that face designers, owners, and property managers. Art in these spaces are often subject to damage and theft but still require the same attention to aesthetics as private lobbies and interiors. So how do you decorate and enliven public spaces given this problem? Here at Boston Art, we have developed new ways to tackle this issue using nontraditional substrates and secure mounting techniques. We were recently tasked with reinvigorating an entertainment center with large public areas and hundreds of guest rooms. To make the art a safe investment, we ditched traditional mediums, such as canvas or works on paper, and focused our attention on substrates like metal and wood. We have created sturdy contemporary pieces that surprise visitors with a unique wall-sculpture-like quality. When hanging the work, we use

hardware flush to the wall that can only be removed with a special tool. The best part is that using this modern method of decoration does not compromise image quality, style, or budget. With relationships involving countless artists and resources, and with subjects ranging from historical to abstract, we are able to generate a high volume of stunning works to furnish each guest room, as well as large-scale, custom pieces for lobby areas.

At Boston Art, we approach each project with the same goal in mind — to thoughtfully source the perfect artwork for our clients’ spaces. Our hope is for all public areas to be enhanced with art to inspire a sense of place, delight visitors, and serve the needs of the space. Elizabeth Lackey is a consultant at Boston Art.

Erland to Build Addition at Heilind HQ

Site of the new Heilind Electronics headquarters and warehouse space

Wilmington, MA – Erland Construction was selected by Heilind Electronics (HE) to expand its headquarters in Wilmington. Teaming up with ahp Architects, Erland will add 60,000sf to HE’s existing 40,000sf office and warehouse space. The exterior will feature a brick façade with a glass curtainwall entrance to upgrade the building’s curb appeal. The new space will include an open office


design with multiple conference rooms, restrooms, and kitchenettes. Additional sitework will be completed to increase parking as well. Founded in 1974, HE is a distributor of connector products. The new two-story addition to its existing office building will create a new environment that better serves its evolving workforce in Massachusetts.

Isaac Blair erected 250 feet of sidewalk brow at a storefront on Harvard Ave. following the building’s parapet collapse.

Boston – Isaac Blair, of Marr’s specialty shoring company, was called on recently to provide emergency repairs to a storefront parapet that had partially collapsed, injuring two pedestrians on Harvard Ave. in Allston. Blair responded immediately by having an excavator remove all the debris from the street as well as some masonry that was balanced precariously on the edge of the building. To protect pedestrians walking on Harvard Ave. and facilitate repair work

by general contractor ZVI, Blair designed and had ZVI erect 150 feet of sidewalk brow on Harvard Ave. and another 100 feet down the alley. The brow was uniquely constructed with a capacity of 150 pounds per sf, which can sufficiently handle the load in case of further deterioration and collapse. Construction of the brow was completed within a week after the incident and is expected to remain in place until next spring after repairs have been made.

Hancock Assoc. Acquires H.W. Moore Boston – Hancock Associates, a local provider of land surveying, civil engineering, and wetland science services, announced the acquisition of H.W. Moore Associates, Inc., a land planning and civil engineering firm located at 121 East Berkeley St. in Boston. Moore Associates was founded in 1967 by Bill Moore, PE, PLS to provide consulting services in civil, traffic, environmental, and land use engineering for federal, state, municipal, and private projects. “To support H.W. Moore, Hancock is outfitting the office with a full land surveying staff including field crews,” said President Wayne C. Jalbert. “By bringing the two firms together, we’re able to offer more services, expand our reach, and serve our clients even more efficiently. We’re excited for the future.” H.W. Moore will continue to operate under its corporate name, and Jim White, PE; Fred Keylor; and Bob Carter will

Wayne Jalbert, Hancock Assoc., and Hal Moore, H.W. Moore Assoc.

remain as the lead engineers in the Boston office. Jason Ellis, PLS, will lead the new land surveying department. Ellis is one of Hancock’s project managers, an associate of the firm, and has over 20 years of land surveying experience.

Weston & Sampson Relocates HQ Peabody, MA – Weston & Sampson announced that the firm is relocating its corporate headquarters to 55 Walkers Brook Drive in Reading. Established in 1899 by Robert Spurr Weston, the firm maintained a single office on High Street in downtown Boston until 1983 when it relocated to Wakefield. In 1989, Weston & Sampson again moved its corporate headquarters to Centennial Park in Peabody. At that time, the firm

provided environmental engineering services with 100 employees. Today there are 600 professionals located at offices in seven states. The new location in Reading provides space for 200 employees with plenty of room for growth and features modern architecture, furnishings, and amenities. Weston & Sampson anticipates the move in the first quarter of 2019.

December 2018


Mixed-Use PROCON Completes Condos at Assembly Row Somerville, MA – The five-star Row Hotel by Marriott at 360 Foley Street in Somerville was opened recently to guests. The 13-story, 315,000sf mixeduse development includes 122 luxury residences, 22,000sf of retail spaces, and the hotel. PROCON of Manchester, N.H., designed and built the property in partnership with Maryland-based REIT firm Federal Realty Investment Trust and XSS Hotels of Manchester. The mixed-use project is part of one of the pre-eminent developments in the Greater Boston area — Assembly Row — that blends residential, commercial, hospitality, and entertainment. Assembly Row was named after the Ford Motor Company’s manufacturing plant that occupied the site from 1926 to 1958. The 158-room Row Hotel is on floors one through five and is part of Marriott’s premier Autograph Collection. The luxurious lobby features a reception area with a grand curved stairway, and includes a lounge/bar, and a seating area on the first floor. Meticulous attention to detail was displayed throughout the hotel with unique tributes to the motor company’s past reflected in the furnishings, wall art, and sculptures.

The hotel event room

Row Hotel by Marriott / photographs by Joe St. Pierre

The second story includes events venues, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a saltwater pool with cabanas, and outdoor terraces. On the ground floor, 22,000sf of retail space currently houses the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and the La Cucina Restaurant, with additional retailers to come. On the exterior of the building, a design layering technique was used to create a

sense of place in the neighborhood. This was achieved by breaking down the mass (consisting of a city block) and presenting it as smaller separate buildings that seem to have appeared organically over time. Alternating brick and metal finishes at accentuating heights, mixed with glass and aluminum railings, tie the whole project together.

The Row Hotel lobby

Butler’s pantry with essentials

Fireplace hearth

NEI Completes Mixed-Use Development

Exterior of Holmes Beverly

Beverly, MA – NEI General Contractors recently completed the $16.5 million construction on 112 Rantoul Street, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development located adjacent to the Beverly Depot commuter rail station in the heart of Downtown Beverly. The project involved the construction of a six-story, 67,000sf podium construction building comprised of 67 residential rental units with a wood structure constructed over a steel structure housing commercial space. NEI partnered with Barnat

Development and Icon Architecture on this mixed-use development, which will help to revitalize Rantoul Street by serving the needs of both neighbors and commuters that utilize the Beverly Depot. Known as Holmes Beverly, this development is comprised of market-rate units and 16 workforce housing units. Of those, 14 are reserved for residents earning at or below 80% of the area median income, and two others for residents earning no more than 110% of the area median income.

The apartments range from studios to two-bedrooms offering a variety of views of downtown and the waterfront, with 70 parking spaces reserved in the adjacent commuter rail parking garage for residents. In addition to convenient access to the MBTA commuter rail, Holmes Beverly offers many luxury amenities and features for its residents. On the ground floor, residents enjoy a lobby featuring a fireplace, seating areas, and a library as well as a telecommuting office for those working from home. A 5,000sf space has also been reserved for a future restaurant. Out the back door, residents with dogs can use a covered dog run. All apartments are dog-friendly and feature high-end finishes like stainless-steel appliances

Library with shared table

and marble tiled showers. Units on upper levels have decks, and there are Juliette balconies on the rear side of the building. On the second floor is a full gym and yoga studio and a lounge that residents can use for gatherings in addition to a rooftop deck.


December 2018


National SLAM Transforms Center for Cancer

JCJ to Design Resort Expansion

Lobby entrance of the Walker Center for Cancer Care at Samaritan Medical Center / David Revette Photography

Watertown, NY – Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown has recently opened the new $16 million Walker Center for Cancer Care designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) of Glastonbury, Conn., and constructed by Purcell Construction. The 17,000sf facility brings medical oncology infusion and radiation oncology together, consolidating all practices within a centralized location that offers a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and coordinated multidisciplinary cancer care program to better serve north country New York cancer patients closer to home. The facility’s Mondrian exterior glazing pattern affords abundant natural light; easy and convenient accessibility to staff and support services; and a calm, healing environment.

Approach to entry canopy overshadowed by the Mondrian exterior glazing pattern / David Revette Photography

The lobby’s wood finishes and uplifting graphics create comfort for new and returning patients, surrounded by

Rendering of the future Choctaw Casino & Resort / PRNewsfoto/JCJ Architecture

a fireplace seating area, education area, internet café, boutique, as well as family consult rooms and medical education board room for hosting meetings, trainings, and educational seminars. A covered drive-up entrance receives patients, and dedicated onsite parking offers privacy and convenience during their visit. The infusion suite is separated into two wings on the second floor and offers additional privacy with views of the private rooftop healing garden and wind sculptures. In addition to the primary spaces, the center includes its own 797 pharmacy and laboratory. The facility features the latest radiation technology available, a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator offers targeted treatment with enhanced speed and accuracy.

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A project of Charter Oak Communities, the five-story structure was designed by New Haven-based Kenneth Boroson Architects and built by Viking Construction of Bridgeport. The lower level of the 132,000 sf building includes management offices and a residential courtyard, while the street level offers public access to medical offices.The upper floors contain 78


dwellings of one- and two-bedroom units in a variety of types and configurations. Residential amenities include a community room, fitness center, event kitchen, and multiple meeting rooms, as well as a 2,135sf furnished rooftop deck. Ample parking is available at the lower level for tenants and at a street-level deck behind the building for commercial vehicles.

Durant, OK – JCJ Architecture announced the firm has been selected to undertake the design for a major expansion to the Choctaw Nation’s existing resort property in Durant, Oklahoma. JCJ will undertake the project alongside the design-builder, Tutor Perini Building Company, and design partner, Friedmutter Group. The planned expansion will significantly increase gaming capacity

and will include a new 1,000-key hotel, parking garage, retail, conference center, restaurants, resort style pools, and multiple entertainment venues. The team will work alongside TynanGroup LLC, a national real estate development group selected as developer for the expansion. With design work beginning immediately, the project is expected to break ground in late spring of 2019 and be completed within 24 months.

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environmental conditions, and determine whether there are alternatives that could help achieve better results. Drumlin Farm’s tight schedule required that the building envelope be sealed in the middle of winter, so our team undertook extensive research to identify products that would work in extreme weather conditions. Finding products with the smallest environmental impact is also important. At Drumlin Farm, we insulated between the studs and rafters with dense pack cellulose (recycled newsprint) because its global warming potential is more than 95% lower than spray foam insulation. Careful construction

The success of net zero construction is dependent upon envelope and air-sealing details that keep air from entering or leaving the building through the floor, walls, and roof. To ensure that the building is extremely air tight, you need an incredibly attentive site supervisor who will study the drawings and develop a sound plan to accomplish the architect’s vision. At Drumlin Farm, our site supervisor worked tirelessly with our subcontractors making sure every precaution was taken while constructing the tightly air-sealed envelope and even

jumped in to self-perform some tasks when needed to ensure the building was properly sealed. Test twice

The tightness of the building envelope is measured by a blower door depressurization test that, if sealed to net zero standards, will exceed code air leakage standards by 300%. At Drumlin Farm, we tested at multiple stages so we wouldn’t have to redo work. For the final test, air leakage through the building envelope was not to exceed 646 CFM at 50 Pascals of air pressure produced by a blower door fan. The result we achieved was one-third of that allowed — 224 CFM at 50 Pascals — and a true testament to our careful preparations and attention to detail throughout the job. By taking the extra time to consider every detail, our team was able to achieve great results at Drumlin Farm. More than meeting all of the standards for a Zero Energy Building Certification by the International Living Future Institute, Mass Audubon’s new environmental learning center will likely exceed those original expectations and prove to be net positive. George Dyroff is project executive at Chapman Construction/Design.

December 2018


Education Griffin Completes Electric Reno for MCC SLAM Begins Work at Stonehill Lowell, MA – Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. of Holliston recently completed the electrical installation work for the renovation of Middlesex Community College’s Academic Arts Center in Lowell. The 18,000sf, two-story historical building is listed on state and national registers of historic places. Consigli Construction of Milford served as the project’s general contractor, with Leers Weinzapfel Associates of Boston the architect and Cosentini Associates of Cambridge the electrical engineer. Previously the home to the B&M Railroad Department, the newly repurposed building houses the college’s performing arts programs, which consist of theater, dance, and music. Key spaces of the building include a 190-seat proscenium theater, 103-seat recital hall, 900sf dance studio, two music practice rooms, two multipurpose classrooms, as well as recital hall and theater classrooms. The Griffin Electric team was responsible for the installation of new electrical service equipment, as well as

Middlesex Community College’s Academic Arts Center

lighting within the building. Additionally, systems for fire alarm, lightning protection, theater controls, telecommunications, and security were part of the company’s electrical contract. Powering and lighting the tower clocks, notable features of the building, was also performed by Griffin. The team’s onsite telecommunications work included a structured cable solution, in addition to intrusion detection and video intercom systems.

Lasell College Reopens Arnow Campus

The Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences at Stonehill / photo: Nicki Pardo

North Easton, MA – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) programmed and designed the new 35,000sf Thomas and Donna May School of Arts & Sciences at Stonehill College in North Easton. BOND Construction served as the construction manager for this project and for the Meehan School of Business, currently under construction. The May building is part of a SLAMled campus master plan for Stonehill College that begins the transformation of the campus quadrangle. The master plan vision cites the Ames Mansion, now named Donahue Hall, to reinforce and connect Georgian architecture and create a cohesive campus setting. The May School of Arts & Sciences defines the west side of the quadrangle. On

the quad’s south side is the new 63,000sf Leo J. Meehan School of Business, also designed by SLAM and expected to be completed in time for the 2019 academic year. The May building features an outdoor terrace, large gallery, large classrooms, and seminar rooms integrated with faculty offices to enhance faculty and student interaction. The first floor features a bookstore, Au Bon Pain café, a world-class lecture hall with the capacity for 350+ people, and a new home for the admission office. The second floor houses collaborative space that fronts and activates the new quad. Students can gather here in between classes to study and collaborate on high-top working surfaces or in soft seating areas.

Major Phase Completed at Nonnewaug

Renovated lounge area

Newton, MA – The first floor of the Arnow Campus Center at Lasell College was reopened to the campus community on Oct. 22, following a series of summer renovations. Commodore Builders’ team of Cara Donleavy, Bill Manning, and Al Tocci worked on the development. The architect was Goody Clancy. The new multipurpose space includes “1851,” a food outlet offering meal options from breakfast through late night dinner, and “Market 1851,” a 24×7 retail space where students can purchase snacks and basic pantry items. The renovated lounge area was designed to accommodate students with a multitude of charging stations, comfortable furniture, and printerequipped work stations.

Also updated was the campus center’s performance space, which features a small stage and a new sound and lighting system.

Nonnewaug entrance

“1851” food outlet

Convenience store

Woodbury, CT – A major phase was recently completed on a three-year renovation project for the Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury. O&G Industries is the construction manager, and The S/L/A/M Collaborative of Glastonbury is the architect for the project. The existing campus, which serves 800 students from Woodbury, is made up of three buildings totaling 142,000sf. Two of the buildings will be renovated-as-

new as a part of the project with only the agriscience building left untouched. As a part of the first phase of construction, extensive sitework was completed, including a reconfiguration of the bus loop for improved traffic flow and rebuilding of the parking lots. Work on the interior included the classroom wing, culinary center, student dining hall, kitchen, and servery. The overall project will be completed in the spring of 2020.


December 2018


Technology & Innovation Suffolk, Northeastern Launch DATA Initiative Amazon Tel/Data Fit-Up Completed Boston – Suffolk is leading the sponsorship of a Digital, Analytics, Technology and Automation (DATA) Initiative with Northeastern University. Hosted by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) at Northeastern, the DATA Initiative will establish a cross-disciplinary, innovative hub of thought leadership committed to researching, developing, and sharing new knowledge and approaches for transforming organizations into digital and data-driven businesses. According to a recent McKinsey & Company executive briefing, “Rapid technological advances in digitization and data and analytics have been reshaping the business landscape, supercharging performance, and enabling the emergence of new business innovations and new forms of competition. At the same time, the technology itself continues to evolve, bringing new waves of advances in robotics, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI), and especially machine learning.” This new Northeastern DATA Initiative addresses the need to better understand how digital transformation will impact the global business world. “In a world inhabited by humans and machines, seamless transition between

the physical and digital is key, as we desire integration in our lives,” said Koen Pauwels, distinguished professor of marketing at D’Amore-McKim. “Because machines need people as much as people need machines, we aim to equip people with the skills and perspective to leverage this relationship. We look forward to partnering with Suffolk to gain a better understanding of how realworld businesses transform themselves to embrace the potential these new techniques bring to their organizations and for businesses in every industry.” “As the world moves towards digital convergence, the construction industry has entered a new era of profound and enhanced data and technology sophistication,” said Jit Kee Chin, chief data officer at Suffolk. “At Suffolk, we are seeing quantifiable improvement in business outcomes by using digital tools and capturing real-time data for measurement and analysis. Our partnership with Northeastern will allow us to work closely with renowned academic leaders across all business functions, including human resources, marketing, business development, finance, and construction operations, to better understand how to drive effective digital transformations throughout our organization.”

Six Landmarks Honored

316 Shawmut Ave.

This 1860s Greek Revival, corner, bowfront brick townhouse is located in The South End. The façade of this historic row house was meticulously restored, and a new contemporary structure was added to the rear of the townhouse. The development team brought back the active, historic, corner storefront, which is now home to an upscale butcher shop. Feldman Headquarters

The distinctive brick, pre-Civil War manufacturing building was constructed in 1856 and housed a succession of light industrial businesses. After an extensive


provided the tel/data installation and sound-masking requirements for the Amazon office.

Amazon’s six-floor office space comprises 180,000sf and currently houses more than 350 staffers from Amazon Web Services, tech support for human resources, and transportation technology team. The offices can accommodate up to 900 employees. The project was completed on a fasttrack, six-month schedule, during which J&M Brown and Spectrum IT managed a combined field crew of 70 IBEW Local 103 electricians and technicians. In meeting Amazon’s aggressive schedule requirements, the JMB crew worked approximately 37,000 man-hours. Dennis Nigro, VP of JMB’s Special Projects Division and Supervisor John Mallet headed JMB’s project operations. Amazon has plans to open a 430,000sf office in WS Development’s Seaport Square in 2021.

continued from page 35 renovation, the large masonry structure is now headquarters to the Feldman Companies, as well as the Backlash Beer Co., an edgy, industrial looking brew-pub. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library

316 Shawmut Ave.

Boston – J&M Brown Company (JMB) has completed the comprehensive electrical fit-out of Amazon’s newest Boston office at 253 Summer Street/27 Melcher Street in Boston’s Fort Point. NECA contractors JMB and Spectrum IT teamed with architect IA Interior Architects, Boston; GC, Columbia Construction Company, North Reading; and EE, Hargis Engineers, Seattle, Wash., on the office project. Amazon’s six-floor office space comprises 180,000sf and currently houses more than 350 staffers from Amazon Web Services, tech support for human resources, and transportation technology team. The offices can accommodate up to 900 employees. JMB’s scope included installation of the facility’s 120kW UPS backup power system, fire alarm system, lighting, and daylight harvesting lighting control. In addition to its open office layout, the Amazon office features several kitchen/ break-out rooms, a number of special privacy phone rooms, and a library area. Spectrum Integrated Technologies, J&M Brown’s technology division,

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rhythm of the historic streetscape, and the muted, industrial color palette allows the building to blend in seamlessly to the warehouse neighborhood.

JMB and Spectrum Team Up

This neighborhood library was constructed in 1909, but when the time came for upgrades to the historic building, it was determined that the building needed a “distinctive civic presence.” This was accomplished with a translucent new addition, which incorporates a new entrance and reading room, transforming a small, historic library into a vibrant central node for the community. Ohabei Shalom Cemetery Chapel

The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM), inspired by the research of students at the Boston Architectural College, decided to save and rehabilitate the dilapidated 1903 chapel building. Work is underway, and when completed, the chapel will house a permanent exhibit chronicling the immigration history of Greater Boston and will provide space for a variety of programs. Joe Zaino is an estimator for Universal Window and Door.

renovations-in-kind and systems upgrades to several dormitories. The original systems upgrades and minor renovation scope of work was revised to include demolition of the destroyed portions of the building. Completion of the initial demolition brought to light that the building was beyond repair to perform the originally planned 30% renovation-in-kind and systems upgrades. The entire building would have to be gutted and brought up to code. The college decided at this time that they wanted to take this opportunity to incorporate a new layout within the dormitory to allow for more social spaces and beds for students. This new layout required a total redesign by Harriman Associates for the renovation of the entire building, including the removal of all existing mechanical and electrical systems and walls. This series of scope revisions and redesign turned what was originally estimated as a $1.5 million project into over $6 million in work. North Branch Construction and its team of subcontractors accomplished the work in five months, in time for

Dartmouth College Morton Hall fire / photo by North Branch Construction

students to move into the dormitory midAugust, before the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. The team includes EnviroVantage, Hampshire Fire Protection, Longchamps Electric, Multi-Weld Services, Stanley Elevator Co., National Drywall, Northeast Flooring Solutions, Giguere Electric, Vermont Heating & Ventilation, Marchand Painting, and RG Gosselin Concrete.

December 2018


Multi-Residential Delphi Tops Off Seascape at Weymouth Mashpee, MA – Multimarket construction management firm Delphi Construction, Inc. announced the topping off of Seascape at Weymouth, a new $30 million luxury waterfront condominium project at Weymouth Neck overlooking the mouth of the Fore River, Hingham Bay, and the Hingham Ship Yard. The topping off is a builder’s rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. In the case of Seascape at Weymouth, this milestone was reached when the sixth floor of the 50-unit structure was decked and roofed. “Getting to this point is always exciting, but with this project it seems even more so. That’s because reaching the final floor gives full access to the sweeping panoramic water views of the harbor and the distant Boston skyline that make Seascape such a distinctive property. We want to recognize all of the hard work that has gone into the project to date, and we are thrilled with the progress. Of course, we are also very excited about the milestone we will celebrate in the spring with a ribbon cutting at the project’s completion,” said Joseph Iantosca of Seascape Development, LLC, the project owner.

Club room with lit fireplace

Seascape at Weymouth

Delphi Construction’s project manager, Michael Paronich, thanked the owner, the architect, and the many subcontractors along with members of his own team who have brought the project to this stage of completion. “This topping off is a testament to the teamwork that has persisted from the start of the project until now, from the vision of the owner, and the innovative design work from Ken Hagan and Reese Schroeder of Sheskey Architects, to the skilled labor of the men and women from all trades who are onsite here every day. Delphi is honored to play a role as part of the team bringing

MassHousing Finances $45M Dev. Boston – MassHousing has closed on $45.7 million in financing to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) for the acquisition, preservation, and renovation of a 201-unit scattered site affordable housing portfolio in Roxbury and Dorchester. JPNDC utilized MassHousing financing to purchase the portfolio of six affordable housing communities, located on 21 scattered sites in Boston, from the estate of Lorenzo Pitts. The general contractor will be BiltRite Construction. The architect is The Architectural Team, and the management agent is Peabody Properties. The housing portfolio includes the 131-unit Lawrenceville Apartments, the three-unit Infill I, the three-unit Infill II, the nine-unit Crawford House, the six-unit Thane Street Apartments, and the 49-unit Gardner Apartments, where the Section 13A affordability restrictions expired in March. The transaction will preserve the affordability of the former Section 13A units at the Gardner Apartments. Of the 201 units in the Pitts portfolio, 175 apartments are affordable to households earning at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI), and 26 apartments are affordable to households earning at or below 80% of AMI, that for

this project to life.” When finished, Seascape at Weymouth will be the South Shore’s newest luxury waterfront residential condominiums offering panoramic and unobstructed ocean views of Hingham Bay, the Boston skyline, Back River, and Hingham Shipyard. Each of the 50 innovative, contemporary residence offers top-of-the-line finishes from stainless steel appliances to hand-selected tiles, exquisite hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, and oversized windows that shed light into the home with crystal clear water views. Every detail at Seascape is

Club room – kitchen area

designed for those who enjoy luxurious living with exquisite views. Units are being brokered by Amy Toth, senior VP of sales and marketing at Real Living Coastal Real Estate. Submitted by Delphi Construction, Inc.

Luxury Townhomes Construction Begins

Shannon Farms / Seaver Construction photo

Photo by Lorenzo Pitts

Boston is $107,800 for a family of four. Overall, there are there 38 onebedroom apartments, 87 two-bedroom apartments, 53 three-bedroom apartments, 18 four-bedroom apartments, two five-bedroom apartments, and three six-bedroom apartments. Among the renovations planned for the properties are masonry repairs on all building façades, roof and window replacement at selected buildings, accessibility upgrades, kitchen and bathroom upgrades at selected units, and upgrades to life safety, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Woburn, MA – Seaver Construction announced the start of construction at the Shannon Farm Luxury Farmhouse Townhomes at 299 Lexington Street. Near the Lexington town line, Shannon Farm will offer luxury townhomes with a modern, farmhouse-style feel. Seaver teamed up with the Maggiore Companies to jointly construct the project. The architectural design was performed by BSB Design. The 24-acre development will offer 112 townhome units within the rolling hills of the former Shannon Farm. Twenty-three acres of land was donated back to the city in order to create over 40 acres of conservation land with walking

trails. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Many of the units will have a first-floor master suite as well as a two-car garage. The exterior of the buildings will consist of low-maintenance materials, while the interiors offer high-level finishes such as hardwood floors, solid wood cabinets, quartz countertops, and fully tiled walkin showers with custom glass doors. All units will be energy efficient with extensive insulation, high-efficiency windows, heating and cooling systems. “These exceptional townhomes will include an open concept design that works well with today’s lifestyle,” said Seaver Construction Project Manager Sy Wrenn.


December 2018


Hospitality PROCON Completes Two Hotels

(l-r) George Hall, Mitchel Salaman, Christopher Drazba, Errol Williams, all of IHG; Mark Stebbins XSS Hotels/PROCON, Joe Eisemann IHG, Heather Balsley IHG, Christine Thomas XSS Hotels, Leslie Reading IHG / Joe St. Pierre Photography

Chelsea, MA - PROCON sponsored ribbon-cutting ceremonies recently to celebrate the opening of two new hotels in Massachusetts: the 64,000sf Holiday Inn Boston Logan Airport in Chelsea and the 117,000sf Residence Inn/Fairfield in Waltham. PROCON was the designer/builder of both hotels and XSS Hotels of Manchester, New Hampshire was the developer. The Holiday Inn Boston Logan Airport was the first new Holiday Inn located in the Greater Boston area in over 20 years. The design team created sophisticated décor with rich furnishings, fixtures, and finishes throughout the hotel. The reception area includes a stylish bar and lounge with an inviting fireplace

and chic seating, and it segues into the restaurant that offers an appetizing full menu. Groups can take advantage of the 1,100sf meeting space that subdivides in two with access to a pedestrian path and views of the nearby Chelsea Mill Creek. There are 124 luxury doublequeen and king guest rooms that are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, USB-charging-ports, mini refrigerators, microwaves, coffee Keurigs, and 49in. HDTVs. Other amenities include a fitness center, swimming pool, a 24×7 business center, and the 24-hour sundries market. Complimentary shuttle service is available between the hotel and Boston Logan International Airport. PROCON and XSS Hotels worked

Homewood Suites Nears Completion First Bristol and Paolino Partner

Providence Homewood Suites, exterior rendering

Providence, RI – Joint Venture Partners First Bristol Corporation and Paolino Properties are nearing completion of a $30 million Homewood Suites by Hilton “All-Suites” Hotel at 5 Exchange Street in the heart of downtown Providence. The six-story, 120-room extended stay hotel is located at the once-vacant lot at the intersection of Exchange Street and Memorial Boulevard. Tocci Building Corporation of Woburn, Mass., is the project’s construction manager, and ZDS of Providence is the architect. Many of the design elements, including the building façade, were approved by the Capital Center Commission and designed to complement the historic buildings surrounding Kennedy Plaza and the future


Providence Homewood Suites, interior

transportation hub, all of which are within walking distance of the property. The hotel will have an onsite parking garage with lifts, so that each space can accommodate two vehicles, maximizing space; a meeting room for up to 100 people; an extensive fitness center; a dining room with complimentary breakfast; and 120 suites, all with fully applianced kitchens. Working together, First Bristol and Paolino were able to purchase property acquired from the Providence Redevelopment Agency. The property, vacant for 15 years, was necessary to make the project viable. The hotel is expected to be completed in early 2019 and is anticipated to generate more than $900,000 annually in property and hotel sales and room tax revenues.

Residence Inn/Fairfield by Marriott / photo by Joe St. Pierre

closely with Marriott International to create a blended lobby for a seamless customer check-in experience at the newly completed Residence Inn/Fairfield by Marriott in Waltham. The reception space in the five-story building leads into a chic lobby featuring a bar/lounge, an inviting fireplace, with plush assorted seating scattered throughout. Groundfloor amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool, guest

dining and buffet, a 24×7 market, and a 24-hour business center. Floors two to five feature 190 rooms that are divided between the two brands. Deluxe king and double-queen guest rooms or studios are available through both hotels. The Residence Inn caters to travelers seeking extended stays. Each room includes a fully equipped kitchen with a standard-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, coffee-maker, and dishwasher.

A&M Completes Work at MGM Springfield, MA – Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) was retained by the development team of Blue Tarp ReDevelopment, AECOM Tishman, Davenport Cos., Form + Place to provide master planning, full site design, land survey, permitting, and landscape/ hardscape design services for the MGM hotel and resort casino in Springfield. The overall hotel/resort encompasses 14.5 acres over three city blocks in the south end of downtown and includes lodging, dining, retail, and entertainment facilities. It also includes new construction and rehabilitated historic buildings and façades and the relocation of the historic First Spiritualist Church. The project included the design, permitting, and construction for the Daycare/Head Start center at the corner of Main and Union streets, the relocation of the Springfield Rescue Mission in the former Orr Cadillac building at 10 Mill Street, and a workshop building with k-9 kennels located at 99 Union Street. A&M’s civil engineering division provided master planning, site design, permitting, and construction oversight for the entire project. Specific design work was comprised of site grading, drainage, utilities, as well as coordinating with the various design consultants and team members. The design and construction of infrastructure improvements within Union Street, State Street, Howard

MGM – Howard Street

Street, MGM Way, Bliss Street, and East Columbus Street involved the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the existing roadways, including repair or replacement of existing sewer and water lines. A&M’s civil team modeled all underground existing as well as proposed utilities and drainage structures in AutoCAD Civil3D in order to supplement the design and identify conflicts. The project includes conservation measures to reduce the effects of the development on the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission CSO system. A&M’s landscape architecture division provided conceptual and master planning, landscape/hardscape design for the streetscaping, perimeter landscape, and Daycare/Head Start center and the Springfield Rescue Mission relocation. The project is currently being reviewed for LEED certification.

December 2018


Philanthropy Timberline Builds Home for Local Youth Roxbury, MA – Timberline Construction Corporation recently completed a 12,500sf ground-up project for The Home for Little Wanderers in Roxbury. The Home for Little Wanderers’ mission is to ensure the healthy behavioral, emotional, social, and educational development and physical well-being of children and families living in at-risk circumstances. Timberline successfully worked in collaboration with owner’s project manager, Northstar, and project architect, Roundel47. The team started construction in November 2017 at The Home for Little Wanderers’ new group residence building situated on a tight urban site which included a 1,250sf accessory building. The project took place in a residential neighborhood on a dead-end street, which required proactive planning for logistics, including constant parking and traffic monitoring.

Through the winter months into spring, a significant amount of ledge was removed by drilling and splitting the ledge from the Roxbury lot. The project team established strict safety protocols and protective systems for project security and campus safety,

Home for Little Wanderers

installing temporary fencing, setting up multiple security cameras with motion detectors, and coordinating security patrols to keep the neighborhood and nearby children from entering the site.

The new campus includes a commercial kitchen, residential living spaces, multiple offices, an elevator, community spaces for activities, and a spacious attic that is home to both mechanical systems and IT room. “The quality of Timberline’s work and their attentiveness to our needs, made them an excellent partner on this project. They’ve come through with a building that meets the 21st century needs of a 200-year-old child welfare agency,” said Thomas Durling, The Home for Little Wanderers’ CFO.

Boston Office Workers Walk for a Cause

(l-r) Erin Barfield, community engagement manager at Shatterproof; Rebecca Shpektor, account executive at Prosek (and WeWork tenant at 200 Portland Street); Maria Leone and Katherine Donahue, community leads at WeWork; and from Helge Capital: Ann Palica, project manager/ designer; Oleg Uritsky, founder/CEO; Caroline Johnson, controller; Mark Seck, assistant VP for acquisitions; and John Gosnell, head of property operations

Boston – Office workers in downtown Boston hit the road recently, banding together to fight the opioid addiction crisis. Helge Capital teamed with WeWork and Shatterproof, launching the inaugural walk to end addiction — a Helge Cares project. The 1.5-mile trek across the city featured stops at four WeWork locations in downtown Boston, beginning at 200 Portland Street and ending at 501 Boylston Street. The group also stopped at One Beacon Street and 31 St. James

Avenue. Proceeds from the event support Shatterproof, a national nonprofit focused on ending the devastation that addiction causes families. Helge Capital is a real estate investment and operation firm headquartered in Boston. Ann Palica, Helge project manager and designer, was a key organizer of the walk. TB12 Sports of Foxborough donated supplies and special Tom Brady gear for the walkers.

KBE Provides Thanksgiving Dinner

Participants in this year’s Gift Gobble event

Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corporation has provided 368 turkey dinners for families in Conn. and Md. as part of its 10th annual Gift of Gobble event. KBE employees and their families joined together to assemble and distribute the boxes on Nov. 17 and 19 to organizations throughout the two states. Over the last 10 years, KBE has provided Thanksgiving meals for more than 2,000 families, feeding an estimated 12,000 people. The meal boxes contained all of the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving

dinner: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, beans, potatoes, yams, rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a roasting pan. The meal kits were then donated to 12 charitable organizations for distribution to needy individuals. For the event in Conn., KBE purchased all food items from Bozzuto’s, Inc. and received donated boxes from W.B. Mason. In Md., KBE received a donation of $1,000 in gift cards from Giant Foods to help in the philanthropic effort.

ABC YPG Donates Proceeds

The ABC YPG Steering Committee presents a check for $4,500 and over $500 worth of pantry donations to Families in Transition-New Horizons.

Merrimack, NH – The Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter’s Young Professionals Group (ABC YPG) recently hosted its Annual Charity Bowling Tournament at Merrimack Ten Pin, selling out all 28 lanes with over 150 people in attendance. The ABC YPG selected Families in Transition-New Horizons as this year’s charity recipient — a nonprofit organization that provides housing and services for homeless individuals and families in order to help them reach beyond the cycle of homelessness and lead healthy and successful lives. The ABC YPG donated all proceeds from team registration fees, raffle ticket sales, donations from the construction industry companies in attendance, and event sponsorships — led by Kingpin sponsor Thunderbolt Pipeline based in Dover — to Families in Transition-New Horizons, totaling $4,500 in cash and

ABC NH/VT President Josh Reap, ABC YPG Chairman Jeff Comeau, and the event’s Kingpin Sponsor Thunderbolt Pipeline

over $500 in pantry donations. The ABC YPG was founded on a mission to develop, empower, and connect young professionals through events in an effort to enhance their professional development and business success within the construction industry. In 2018, the ABC YPG expanded its efforts by hosting educational sessions, developing a scholarship fund, and awarding the organization’s first annual Young Professional of the Year honor at their annual September social event.


December 2018


Two Join Fuss & O’Neill

People Hancock Associates Adds Two Danvers, MA – Hancock Associates, a local provider of land surveying, civil engineering, and wetland science services, announced that Deborah L. Colbert, PE, and Brian B. Donegan, PLS, have joined the firm as senior project managers. Colbert is a registered professional environmental engineer in Massachusetts. She is based in the firm’s Danvers office. Donegan is a registered professional land surveyor. Prior to joining Hancock Associates, he was a senior project manager and survey project manager at leading civil engineering and land surveying firms in Massachusetts. He is based in the firm’s Marlborough office.



“We’re excited to have Phil on the Hancock Associates team,” said Hancock Associates’ president, Wayne C. Jalbert. “Our staff, clients, and regulators will benefit greatly from his vast experience and acute problem-solving and project management skills.”

Jewett Adds Two

Raymond, NH – Jewett nonprofit and higher education Construction Company, a New field for a number of years England regional construction and comes to Jewett from The management firm and general Partnership for a Drug-Free contractor, recently welcomed New Hampshire, where she Kat Howland as marketing actively managed two statemanager, and Tom MacKenzie wide educational campaigns as an estimator and project and created an innovative and interactive recovery website. manager. Howland “We are thrilled to welcome As a Maine native, MacKenzie will be able to help clients Kat to our Jewett Construction family. throughout the Pine Tree State. Her ability to drive strong, consistent “We are extremely excited and proud results in a collaborative environment while maintaining a focus on community that our success as a company has allowed us to expand within Maine,” engagement, values, and customer said Jon Sirois, general manager, Maine excellence are imperative to drive our continued growth.” said Craig Jewett, Operations. president of Jewett Construction. Howland has worked within the

Maugel Names Four Principals to Firm Harvard, MA – Maugel Architects, specializing in shaping the exceptional, has appointed four new principals to the firm that is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The new members of the firm’s executive team are Dan Barton, Jonathan Cocker, Mike Kunz, and Mark Pelletier. With more than 80 years of collective industry experience, the quartet represents the next generation of leadership. “The firm is in the midst of an exciting journey, with every day a new adventure. We now have a talented, seasoned executive team that will propel the firm’s growth for the next 25 years,” said Brent Maugel, founder and president of Maugel Architects. Barton has been with Maugel from the firm’s beginning and served as director of design. He will now spearhead the firm’s strategic planning services. Cocker is an 18-year veteran of the firm and will continue to successfully manage the firm’s fast-growing healthcare


practice. Kunz joined the firm in 1998 and will lead the firm’s industrial and commercial businesses. Pelletier joined Maugel in 2014 with over 20 years of design experience in the lab and science sectors. He will manage the firm’s expanding life sciences practice. Maugel will continue his role as president. “Maugel’s mission is to enrich the lives of others through the passionate use of our creative talents. All of the principals named today have demonstrated their commitment to living the Maugel mission and have become pillars of the firm’s success,“ said John Lawlor, chief operating officer. “They are strategic advisors, innovative thinkers, partners, and problem solvers, and all are dedicated to our clients and the communities we serve. We are excited about the future of the firm and look forward to their leadership.”

Manchester, CT – Fuss & O’Neill has announced the addition of two former employees. After 15 years working with other firms, James “Jim” Otis, PE, has returned as an associate in the water and natural resources department working on dam repair/removal, stormwater and utilities, compliance/ permitting, green infrastructure, and bridge repair/replacement projects. Jason Burnett is returning to the team as a senior controls engineer. After five years working on large system upgrades for water treatment plants and in the paper mill industry, he joins Fuss & O’Neill’s



industry and utilities group. Burnett will draw on his experience and creativity to provide clients with customized solutions to their controls and instrumentation needs.

Tecton Promotes Three Hartford, CT – Tecton Architects, a Hartford-based design firm, announced the promotion of three professionals to associate level. Kathryn Mease, Mease NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, is an award-winning interior designer who has been with the firm for eight years. She offers experience in all aspects of interior design, including programming and development of floorplans, ceiling and lighting design, interior detailing, millwork design, and finish and furniture specification for a broad range of project types. Melissa Roy, director of business development, has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for more than 16 years, has developed and managed projects for clients throughout the Northeast, and has a background in



the nonprofit sector, including strategic planning, development, and outreach for both community and industry organizations. She joined the firm in 2016. Reaghan Schicker, AIA, NCARB, is a Lean Healthcare Certified Architect and project manager who has been with the firm for just under two years. In that short time, she has made significant contributions to elevating Tecton’s healthcare team and design portfolio. These advancements reflect a comprehensive plan to support business growth and deepen team expertise across Tecton’s design markets.

Kevin Walsh Joins Stantec Boston – Stantec announced that Kevin Walsh has joined the firm as a principal in the transportation practice. He has nearly 30 years of transportation industry experience with a long-standing focus on state- and federal-level environmental compliance for highway projects.


Walsh joins Stantec from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Volpe Center, where he served as an environmental project manager overseeing the NEPA process for complex transportation projects. Prior to this role, he worked for MassDOT for over 25 years.

Strategic Spaces Adds Braun Boston – Strategic Spaces, a furniture and interior construction firm, recently welcomed Gerard Braun as the company’s project executive for its Boston interior construction team. He comes to Strategic with 20 years’ industry experience, specifically in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, Texas, California, and Canada. Braun will execute Strategic’s in-house process to expedite large-scale prefabricated interior construction projects. Braun

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December 2018


Wassersug New Timberline President

Pratt Joins Plan NH Board of Directors

Canton, MA – Timberline England region, that included Construction, a full-service commercial development, construction management corporate interiors, and firm, announced Steven A. ground-up projects across Wassersug as new president of diverse industries from science the firm. He has over 30 years and technology to industrial, of construction and real estate manufacturing, and higher industry experience. education. He has worn many hats — as Wassersug also spent Wassersug owner, investor, and contractor many years at a real estate — that will offer Timberline clients a private equity firm, where he oversaw unique perspective and important value design and construction on all new and add. existing projects, playing a key role in the acquisition process and working closely At a previous firm, he quickly grew business throughout the New with asset management.

Manchester, NH – Plan Northern Region, and has NH (Plan New Hampshire) provided site design services announced the appointment of to a wide variety of public and Brian Pratt, PE, to its board of private clients across northern directors. He will help guide New England. He has worked the efforts of Plan NH to on many intricate, high-profile achieve its mission of fostering projects and was encouraged by excellence in planning, design, a colleague to look into joining and development of New the Plan NH board. Pratt Hampshire’s built environment. “I like that Plan NH brings together professionals from across the Plan NH officially approved Pratt to industry to develop sustainable solutions join its board of directors on October 12, for the communities across New 2018. Hampshire that need support. I’m very Pratt leads the private land happy to be part of this team,” said Pratt. development team in Fuss & O’Neill’s

G. Greene Announces Promotions

Pfendler Promoted

Allston, MA – G. Greene Construction announced the promotions of Eileen Flanagan as senior project manager and Nick Colanto as site project manager. Flanagan is currently working at numerous hospitals in the Longwood Medical area. Colanto is currently working for Eversource in Natick and Everett. “Eileen and Nick continue to do a great job earning the confidence of our repeat and new clients. They are both truly

she developed and implemented North Reading, MA – Columbia BIM workflows throughout the Construction Company, a company, improving the delivconstruction management firm ery of high-quality projects to in New England, announced the clients. promotion of Siggy Pfendler, In this new role, Pfendler will LEED AP, to director of interact with all departments to improvement and innovation. define, identify, and develop best Pfendler joined Columbia practice workflows and deploy Pfendler in 2007 as a project manager, the technologies that support and most recently served as the and improve operational efficiencies across the company. director of virtual construction in which



a pleasure to work with, team-players, dedicated and knowledgeable.”

Trends and Hot Topics

Plans: What’s Your Aim?

by Chad Wisler As we close out the year, it’s a great time to discuss what most of us are doing now — planning for 2019. 2018 is done. It’s in the past. For most of us, it’s been a very good year — but still . . . it’s now in the past. As we all look forward to the new year and are starting fresh, using new or reinforced experiences from 2018 for 2019, one fundamental recommendation is to develop your plan. Plans are interesting because they span such a range of focus and depth. Whether you have a formal plan or an informal plan — you still have a plan. It all depends upon your professional aptitude and/or capability to set a real target and approach, and most importantly, to incorporate it into execution over the next year. Plans can be much more than the traditional “company business plan”; they can focus on your office/group/team,

and most importantly . . . you. What is a plan? At its essence — an understanding of where you are now, where you want to be, and how you will approach getting there. Since plans are prepared at a specific point in time, using the best available information, things change; therefore, your plans need to be reviewed and adjusted as needed. The check-in process is often viewed as the most important aspect of plan management. When this doesn’t occur, plans get a bad name . . . labeled as something that is done every year . . . sits on a shelf and gets updated annually, rather than being used as a tool to remind, drive, and . . . succeed. At the company level, your plan is often the easiest. For the next year: What does the company want to do? New markets? New offices? New expertise? Acquisitions or spin-offs? Ownership transition? Bookings? Revenue? Profitability? Coupling these major strategic items with their tactical implementation is where the real work occurs. These business plans often cover the next year and, typically, the next three to five-plus years. If you don’t have a company plan, you could still bob around in the ocean and catch some great waves (in a good year), or you

could plan your route and ideally achieve both those good waves and long-term, purposeful fulfillment. Now the office/group/team level plan for 2019+ has become personal. Now we’re dealing with the day-to-day staffing and expertise that will support your company’s overall plan. This is one of the most challenging plans to generate

formally, since you need to know the overall company plan and have a strong understanding of your office/group/ team’s capabilities and gaps, coupling this with the required outlets for baseline operations (rent, equipment, etc.), and investment in marketing, business development, professional development, and training against the required revenue requires effort. Since you’re closest to the day-to-day requirements of your projects and, ideally, where you want to bring expertise to your clients, the plan is really

where you can make a difference for your company. Lastly, and ironically on so many levels, the most important aspect of planning comes back to you, not the office/ group/team or the company. You have the greatest control of your career and path in your company, in our industry, and of your impact on those around you. What do you need to learn? What skill sets do you need to acquire? How do you want to expand your network? What do you want to do? And how? A relatively quick self-assessment reinforces your focus moving forward and informs how you can communicate it within your firm and with your peers. It’s up to you, and no one else. Think about it now, plan it, communicate it (and follow up). The more awesome you are, the better your office/group/team will be . . . and the better the company will become. Focus on yourself and the benefits for you, and your company will be magnified. You need something to aim at; aim high, not only for yourself, but also for those that you’re responsible for. Now go back to reacting to your emails, texts, etc., and practice complaining about why things never change . . . (or not — it’s up to you). Cheers! Chad Wisler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is a managing principal at Vanderweil Engineers.


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December 17

20|30 Club - Deck the Halls Social at Andreu World 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Holiday Reception 370 James Street, Suite 402

Join the 20|30 Club for a fun and informal Holiday Social! Ugly sweaters are optional... however if you wear your tackiest, ugliest, gaudiest sweater you will have a chance to win fun prizes! More information at buildingcongress.org

New Haven, Conn. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Join us for refreshments and appetizers. And for this years charitable donations we are partnering with New Reach. The agency provides a full spectrum of housing and services that meet the varying and complicated needs of atrisk families, youth, and individuals. New Reach serves thousands each year throughout Connecticut.

BRAGB December 19 2018 BRAGB Holiday Party Granite Links Golf Club Quincy, Mass. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM We will be collecting for Toys for Tots! Bring a new, unwrapped toy and get a drink ticket! Networking,

cocktails, delicious plated dinner, annual awards, door prize raffle, special guest and more! January 23 Economic Forecast Dinner 2019 Tirrell Room, 254 Quarry Street, Quincy, Mass. 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Elliott Eisenberg, the Bow Tie Economist, returns to Boston to provide his 2019 Economic Forecast.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM In this three-part series every session is a hands-on, experiential opportunity to grow. Presenter: Ellen Feldman Ornato and Jenny Drescher, The Bolder Company. Contact: Richelle Frederick: rfrederick@construction.org



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January 17

Co-Ed Anniversary Party! Everybody Fights in the Seaport,

The 8th BSA Design Awards Gala BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

15 Channel St - Barlows Restaurant

Hundreds of industry professionals gathered for a cocktail reception to celebrate the 2018 design award winners. As always, the gala provides ample opportunity for networking and connecting with architects, designers, developers, builders, and other top industry professionals. There will be a cocktail party for this black tie event at BSA Space, which will also host an exhibition celebrating the year’s design award-winning projects.

241 St.,Boston Join WWIRE, (Wellness for Women in Real Estate) for a fierce fitness class followed by networking at nearby Barlow’s with smoothies and appetizers. The Anniversary Party will be a co-ed event held at Everybody Fights in the Seaport with sign-in beginning at 4:00 PM. Tickets are available for the entire event or just for the networking session. More info http://www.the-wwire.com


Wishing You and Yours HappyHolidays and a Prosperous New Year

January 8 Realities, Visions, and Opportunities The Cascade, 480 Sherman Ave, Hamden, Conn. 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM A panel of the healthcare industry experts share their insight and vision into the healthcare industry, discuss project challenges and delivery. Distinguished guests will provide an overview of their future facility and infrastructure plans.

Thomas D’Intinosanto, Mark Kelly Betsy Gorman, Peggy Dostie, Emily Langner, Yvonne Lauzière, Ralph and Marion Barnes

Contruction Institute January 8 & 9 Railroad Bridge Engineering 260 Girard Ave., Hartford, Conn. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM This two-day workshop is a course for practicing engineers on the designing and rating of steel railroad bridges. Presenter: David Jacobs, MS, PE, University of Hartford


ABC MA January 11 Annual Strategic Planning Conference Conference Center at Waltham Woods 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM Keeping the Momentum: 2020. The conference will be facilitated by Laura Cataldo, Baker Tilly. All interested members are welcome to participate.

BOMA January 25

Michael and Kathy Barnes, Anastasia Barnes,

February 5 - February 19 Intentional Leadership teaches the essential, core communication skills and behaviors that distinguish leaders from managers. 260 Girard Ave., Hartford, CT

Ski Trip at Loon Mountain Ski Resort, Lincoln, N.H. Arrival & Continental Breakfast: 8:00 AM Lunch Buffet: 12:00 PM Après Ski Reception: 3:00 PM Join BOMA Boston for a great day at Loon Mountain! Hit the slopes with an all-day ski lift ticket or an activity pass, including snowshoeing, tubing, skating, zip line, cross country skiing. Relax with BOMA friends in a private event space and enjoy a breakfast, a buffet lunch, and an après-ski reception with cash bar.

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Is continuous insulation required to meet the energy code? - Continuous Insulation

Myth Busted Again

A: Dear CIMBA: It is not. There are several options to pass the energy code; prescriptive, trade off (COMcheckTM) and whole building analysis. Within the prescriptive method there are 2 tables which can be used to pass the code, the R-value and the U-factor table. Only the R-value table has the CI requirement. Why you might ask? This table considers the insulation performance only and not the other components of the wall assembly. While this is the simplest way to pass, it is also the most restrictive. The U-factor table considers the whole assembly, including the insulation, and offers a bit more flexibility. For a typical assembly with 4” CMU veneer, 3” of rigid insulation (R-15) and an 8” LW block backup, adding up R-values of the elements (including the air space, gypsum, etc.) gives us an R-value of around 19.06. Taking the inverse, the U-factor ends up being .052. The IECC 2012 & 2015 climate zone 5 requirement for mass walls is a U of .09 (R-11.11). This wall assembly will exceed the energy code by 70% and have an overall thickness of 16”. To get the same thermal performance out of an assembly without thermal mass benefits (steel & wood), more insulation would be required. Less thermal mass equals more insulation… and it would not have the resiliency of a mass structure. Other ways to pass the energy code without the CI requirement are the trade-off method (COMcheckTM) and whole building analysis. These methods offer more flexibility and also do not require continuous insulation. More next time…. Heidi Jandris, BArch, is Co-Owner, Technical Resource and Sustainability Manager at A. Jandris & Sons. For concrete masonry questions, email heidi@ajandris.com or tweet @heidiAJS

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