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The Blue Necklace




Dacon Breaks Ground on Quality Beverage Headquarters


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Publisher’s Message

Anastasia Barnes For the AEC/RE industry, this time of year is truly awards season! I had the privilege of emceeing SMPS CT’s Marketing and Communication Awards. I want to give a special shout out to CIL who was the entertainment sponsor! The pre-networking party had three tall paper mache-type characters you could hang out with. Check out page 12 to see what I mean. SMPS Boston also celebrated its Marketing and Communication Awards this month! HP account executives, Mark Kelly and Tom D’Intinosanto, attended the event held on June 6. Check out the winners on page 24. High-Profile was the media sponsor for this year’s Connecticut Building Congress’s Project Team Awards event, which always draws a big crowd! Check out the winning teams on page 16.

I’m so excited to share LAB LSA’s conceptual design, The Blue Necklace, that addresses Boston’s rising sea levels while presenting a plan for a brand new waterfront with more urban development opportunity. This article is the first of a series that we will be running on the “New Boston Waterfront”. Turn to page 26 to learn more!

NESEA’s new executive director

Cannabis anyone? Check out Emily Langner’s spotlight on the new cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in Lee, Mass. The technology that goes into planning and designing this type of plant is fascinating. Read more on page 36.



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In a message from NESEA’s new executive director, Miriam Aylward thanked her predecessor, Jennifer Marrapese, for “her mentorship over the past five years and her continued dedication to this organization.” Aylward said, “When I find myself feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand, I am anchored by the vision articulated in our current strategic plan: We envision a built environment in the Northeast that is climate neutral, adaptive and resilient, energy independent, architecturally inspiring, and supportive of connection and community.” Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate

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A.R.T. Selects Haworth Tompkins is recognized for creating intelligent, purposeful, and sustainable designs, and has received over 150 awards for projects across the sectors of culture, urban residential, heritage, and higher education. The team also includes theatrical consultancy firm Charcoalblue and Boston-based ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge.

Cruess Joins NHBCA Board Bedford, NH ‑ Dylan Cruess 40 Under Forty class of 2018. has recently joined the board of “TFMoran has a long directors for the New Hampshire history of proudly supporting Business Committee for the New Hampshire’s artists Arts. through sponsoring exhibitions He is the chief operating and being involved in the officer and a principal of communities where we live TFMoran, a land planning firm and work,” says Cruess. “As a specializing in engineering and new director, I look forward to Dylan Cruess surveying services. promoting the Arts Economy He also serves on the and working with the NHBCA Manchester Chamber of Commerce board to expand access to the arts for board of directors and is a member of the everyone in New Hampshire.”

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Cambridge, MA – American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom; Diane Paulus, artistic director; and Diane Borger, executive producer, announced that it has selected internationally renowned architects Haworth Tompkins to design the A.R.T.’s future home on Harvard’s Allston campus. The forthcoming center for research and performance will be the first U.S. building designed by the U.K.-based firm, winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects 2014 Stirling Prize for its design of Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, England. Founded in 1991 by Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins, Haworth Tompkins

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Harvard University announced in February that a transformative gift from David E. Goel, class of 1993, and Stacey L. Goel would make it possible to begin planning for A.R.T.’s new home, that will anchor the university’s arts presence on its developing Allston campus. Design work on the new building is in the early stages, and the A.R.T. will continue to produce work at the Loeb Drama Center for several years while plans develop.

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Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) board of directors approved development projects in June that will create an additional 324 residential units, including 39 income-restricted units, and 717 trade jobs, 572 direct jobs and 382 indirect and induced jobs. The Dock Square Garage project will add 200 residential units, including 27 income-restricted, to downtown Boston. It involves building a six-story vertical addition of residential space and up to another 3,000sf of residential space through a horizontal expansion to the existing structure located at 20 Clinton St. The project will maintain much of the existing parking with roughly 450 parking spaces. To accommodate a new ground-floor residential lobby, the existing commercial space will be reconfigured to approximately 11,500sf, including new commercial space facing John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road. 11 and 26 Heron Street will include 35 rental apartments, 28 home ownership units and nine income-restricted units. It calls for the construction of two, fourstory residential buildings. 11 Heron Street will consist of 40 rental apartments, including five income-restricted units, while 26 Heron Street will consist of 32 home-ownership units, four of which are


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Marr South Breaks Ground

July 2019

Official Opening of Treadmark

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (fifth from the right) joined Rep. Ayanna Pressley (fifth from the left) and other dignitaries at the official opening of Treadmark.

(l-r) Braintree Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan, David B. Marr, Daniel F. Marr III, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, Senator Walter F. Timilty, Jeffrey T. Marr

Braintree, MA – The Marr Companies is expanding operations to a site south of Boston in Braintree. The official groundbreaking took place on Flag Day, June 14. Attendees were welcomed by Dan Marr III, CEO and president of The Marr Companies, followed by remarks from Braintree Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, and Senator Walter F. Timilty. David Marr, Sr., president of Marr Crane & Rigging, closed the ceremony. Some 100 guests from the town of Braintree and the Greater Boston construction industry attended the ceremony and luncheon.

The management team established to develop Marr South includes Choo & Company, Inc., Quincy; Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Raynham; G & C Concrete Construction, Haverhill; J. C. Cannistraro, LLC, Watertown; J. Derenzo Co., Brockton; Lucas Environmental, LLC, Quincy; Mount Hope Engineering, Inc., Swansea; SPACE Building Corp., East Taunton; Sullivan & McLaughlin Companies, Inc., Dorchester, MA and Sunrise Erectors, Inc., Canton, MA. Headquarters for The Marr Companies and its center of operations will continue in South Boston as it has since the early 1900s.

Boston – Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently joined U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, Trinity Financial, other elected officials, and community and business leaders to celebrate the official opening of Treadmark, an 83-unit mixed-income, mixed-use, transit-oriented development located in the heart of Dorchester’s Ashmont Square neighborhood. The building boasts 51 affordable rental units and 32 ownership units designed by HGTV celebrity and Bostonbased interior designer Taniya Nayak, who integrated the character of Dorchester and created a vibrant and welcoming project. The project also features designs from The Architectural Team, Inc. Exterior landscaping was created by the landscape architecture and planning firm Copley Wolff Design Group. The project includes ground-floor retail with the neighborhood shop, American Provisions. Trinity Financial

will complete the ground-floor retail program, with two remaining retail spaces totaling 2,500sf. “The opening of Treadmark is an important and exciting milestone for Peabody Square,” said Mayor Walsh. “I want to thank Trinity Financial and all partners for quickly committing to rebuilding this project after the devastating fire in 2017. I am proud that together we have created dozens of affordable units and retail space for businesses that will help boost the local economy.” The development for this new building was made possible in part by investments from the city of Boston, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, Boston Private Bank, and RBC Capital Markets. Additionally, the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation played a crucial role in the completion of the Treadmark project

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Harvard, MA – Maugel Architects, an award-winning planning, architectural and interior design firm, has acquired DeStefano Architects in Portsmouth, N.H., bringing together the firms’ 50 years of combined experience in shaping exceptional buildings and spaces in Boston, Portsmouth and throughout the northeast. Offices will be maintained in both locations, bringing large scale design expertise to all of New England and beyond. Maugel Architects founder, Brent Maugel, and DeStefano Architects founder, Lisa DeStefano, will spearhead continued growth and expansion strategies. Maugel Architects has a history of making bold moves. In 2018, the firm celebrated its 25th anniversary and set a course for sustained long-term growth by

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July 2019


Dacon Breaks Ground on Quality Beverage Headquarters

Quality Beverage CEO Conrad Wetterau (l) and Dacon VP of Sales Chuck Reilly

Taunton, MA – Quality Beverage and Dacon Corporation broke ground recently on a $1.8 million expansion to its Taunton headquarters. The event was led by Conrad Wetterau, Quality Beverage’s president and CEO. Also attending were Senator Marc Pacheco, State Representative Shaunna O’Connell, Mayor Tom Hoye, Dick Shaffer of Taunton Development, and employees from both organizations.

Dacon employees (l-r): Chuck Reilly; Renny Schofield, operations director; Jennifer Sack, project manager; Bill Lockwood, general superintendent; Armand Souliere, COO; Brian Vello, project manager; and Tom DePalma, superintendent

This is Dacon’s third endeavor with QB, having previously renovated Quality’s Auburn distribution center and a $4.6 million rebranding/expansion of the Taunton headquarters to modernize aesthetics and enhance corporate culture. This project consists of a ground-up, 10,500sf warehouse addition to the south side of Quality’s headquarters facility. Designed to match the existing facades

and accommodate future equipment upgrades, this high-stud warehouse maximizes vertical space on the property. Serviced by one tailboard loading dock, the building’s main electrical transformer required a relocation to make room for the addition. Established in 1994, Quality Beverage is now the state’s largest independently owned beer distributor servicing over

2,500 restaurant and retail accounts. Conrad Wetterau, president and CEO of QB, said, “This is the last expansion on the current site so it made sense to engage Dacon again for this project. The additional warehouse space will accommodate QB’s mission to lead future growth in the beverage business here in Massachusetts.”

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High School Converted into Apartments

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East Haven, CT – WinnDevelopment, the development arm of WinnCompanies, recently celebrated the start of construction on a $21.5 million adaptive reuse project to convert the historic former East Haven High School building into 70 mixed-income apartments for seniors. The four-story academic core of the building, which has been vacant for a decade, will be gutted to create 20 apartments of market-rate housing, eight apartments for residents earning 80% of Area Median Income (AMI), and 28 apartments at 50% of AMI. An additional

14 units will be available at 25% of AMI and targeted to help those who are housing insecure. The final unit mix will feature 67 onebedroom units and three two-bedroom units. A 1973 addition to the building will be demolished to allow for the creation of 55 of the 86 planned parking spaces. WinnDevelopment will offer services to eligible residents in addressing housing insecurities along with health and wellness initiatives. The Architectural Team of Chelsea is the architect on the project, and Keith

The former high school building will be converted into 70 apartments.

Construction of Canton is the general contractor. The conversion of the 104,871sf building, built in 1936, will include new windows; curtain walls and doors; exterior masonry re-pointing and repair; and numerous site improvements, including upgraded HVAC and utilities, paving, super-efficient exterior wall, slab, and roof insulation; a new elevator; native plantings; and EnergyStar qualified LED lighting and appliances.

The project will create ample amenity spaces for residents, as well as a property management office. Plans are to upgrade the pool and gym and to convert the auditorium section into new meeting rooms for town government, as well as performance space for community groups. Construction is expected to be complete by June 2020. The new apartment community will be known as The Tyler.


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Focus: Awards SMPS CT Golden Gala Event Honors A/E/C Professionals Farmington, CT – Innovation, creativity and dedication were celebrated on May 29 as SMPS Connecticut rolled out the gold carpet to honor local A/E/C professional service firms and marketers at its biannual Marketing Communications Awards Golden Gala. The event, held at Farmington Gardens, recognized excellence in marketing communications by dedicated SMPS marketers and professional services firms, for their exemplary marketing projects, campaigns, and materials. Publisher of High-Profile Monthly and host of the Build Better Podcast, Anastasia Barnes, emceed the awards.

HP publisher, Anastasia Barnes, emceed the event.

SMPS’s most prestigious award, the SMPS CT Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to Ruth Millward of Millward and Millward. She has participated in SMPS Connecticut as a board member, secretary, membership committee chair, and liaison to SMPS Westchester Affiliate. The People’s Choice Award went to Interscape Commercial Environments. BL Companies was honored with Judges’ Best in Show and Best Special Event awards. BVH Integrated Services was recognized for Best Promotional Campaign and Best Brochure. Amenta Emma Architects took the Best Video Award. QA+M Architects received the Best

(l-r) SMPS President, Samantha VanSchoick of CIL, Jessica Samios of CIL, and Maria Loitz of BVH Integrated Services

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(l-r) Amy Ray of Newman Architects, Allison Puzycki of Consulting Engineering Services, Nichole Petersen of Flow Tech, Inc. and Ani Chaghatzbanian of Diversity Construction

Corporate Identity Award, and CIL was recognized for Best Website. Three marketing and business development professionals were recognized with Professional Achievement Awards for their contributions to SMPS and the A/E/C industry. Olivia Morris of BVH Integrated Services was honored with the Grace Waldvogel Member of the Year Award, that is presented to an SMPS member who has gone above and beyond for the local Connecticut Chapter in the 2018-2019 year. The Trail Blazer Award for Next Generation Leadership was presented to Jocelyn Taylor of BL Companies for her commitment and proactive approach to her role in the SMPS communications and programs committees.

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SMPS CT’s Marketing Communications award winners

SMPS CT’s Marketing Communications award winners

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Colantonio Project Receives Award

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Holliston, MA – The Massachusetts Historical Commission recently honored the rehabilitation and restoration of the State House Senate Chamber with a 2019 award at its annual ceremony. Colantonio was the general contractor for the project. Its team relied on the craftsmanship of many experts to perform the historic restoration work. Large-scale improvements were designed by CBT Architects with meticulous attention to detail. A new HVAC system improved air flow and climate control through sustainable replicas of 19th-century snowflake-patterned grilles in the chamber ceiling.

Accessibility upgrades – a chairlift to the rostrum, adjusted desk heights to accommodate handicapped seating, and various hearing and visibility aids – paired with technology improvements to transform the room into a functional, universal space. M&A Architectural Preservation restored the rusticated wood panels that line the chamber walls. The firm designed an intricate nomenclature and used 3D laser scanning to record the location of each panel. Each panel was analyzed, photographed and labeled with a permanent, pre-numbered brass tag to ensure their return to the same spot after restoration.

July 2019

Lockheed Garners First Place Award

First place award winner, Orchard Hill Elementary School

South Windsor, CT – Lockheed Window Corp. of Pascoag, R.I. garnered a first place 2019 Project Team Award for Orchard Hill Elementary School, the district’s first project in a 10-year master plan to replace all four elementary schools in South Windsor. The building covers an area of 72,000sf and is built to house over 570 students in the K-12 category. This new construction project comes equipped with advanced, state-of-the-art technology systems and energy-saving heating and cooling systems built for sustainability. Not only was the building designed with top-notch improvements and features, it also achieved the standards of a Connecticut High Performance (Green) Building project.

Project manager Nelson Mateus shows off Lockheed’s 2019 CBC project team award.

The Lockheed team installed fixed and PO windows, a framing system, Insulclad entrances, and phenolic and ACM panels on the award-winning project.

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High-Profile Focus: Awards


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CBC Celebrates the Project Team Awards Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress recently announced the 2019 Project Team Award winners. These 13 projects and their teams were recognized for outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors, and trades.


The 2019 Project Team of the Year, the highest honor a project team can receive, was given to the Housatonic Community College Lafayette Hall Addition and Renovations team. The 2019 CBC Project Team Award winning projects are listed below. Note, an abbreviated list of each design/build team is below. The full team for each winning project can be found at https:// www.cbc-ct.org/2019-Project-Team-Award-Winning-Projects . All project team images courtesy Patrick Delany Photography.

Multi-Family Residential/Mixed Use MERIT : Victoria Gardens, Waterford Owner: Merit Properties, Inc., General Contractor: LaRosa Building Group, Architect: John Matthews Architecture & Planning

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MERIT: West Shore Middle School, Milford Owner: City of Milford, Architect: Silver Petrucelli, Project Manager: LaRosa Building Group

Orchard Hill Elementary School Cohen Skating Center and Fountain Chapel Haven REACH Building Slate School Project team for West Shore Middle School

FIRST: Orchard Hill Elementary School, South Windsor Owner: Colliers International, Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company, Architect: Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc., Civil Engineer: Design Professionals, Inc., Landscape Architect: Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Geotech Engineer: Clarence Welti Associates Inc., Structural Engineer: Szewczak Associates Consulting Engineers, MEP/FP Engineer: Consulting Engineering Services, Glass Glazing and Metal: Lockheed Window Corporation

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Landscape Architecture/Public Spaces MERIT: Bushnell Park Playground, Hartford Owner: Bushnell Park Foundation and the City of Hartford, Landscape Architect/Site Design and Construction Admin.: To Design, Playground Designer and Contractor: Creative Recreation, LLC

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Skating Center and Fountain, Stamford continued to page 18 Project team for Bushnell Park Playground

FIRST: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Skating Center and Fountain, Stamford Owner: Mill River Park Collaborative, Inc., Construction Manager: O&G Industries, Inc., Architect: River Architects LLC, Engineer: Consulting Engineering Services

Project team for Steven and Alexandra Cohen Skating Center and Fountain


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Major Renovations/Expansions MERIT: McGivney Advanced Surgery Center, New Haven Owner: Yale-New Haven Hospital, Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company, Architect: Shepley Bulfinch, MEP/FP Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas, Environmental Engineer: Tighe & Bond , Geotech Engineer: GZA GeoEnvironmental, Structural Engineer: Souza, True, & Partners

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FIRST: Housatonic Community College Lafayette Hall Addition and Renovations, Bridgeport Agency Rep for Construction: CT State Colleges and Universities, State Project Manager: CT Dept. of Construction Services, Architect/Design Team: Amenta | Emma Architects, Construction Manager: Newfield Construction, Inc., Construction Administrator: Arcadis US, Inc., Mechanical Engineer/Design Team: Kohler Ronan, Structural Engineer: BVH Integrated Services

Housatonic Community College

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New Construction in partnership with S/L/A/M Collaborative. MERIT: Chapel Haven Residential/Education (REACH) Building Project, New Haven Owner: Chapel Have; Architect: The S/L/A/M Collaborative; MEP Enginerring: Consulting Engineering Services; Environmental Consultant: Tighe & Bond

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Small Projects MERIT: CT DOT Maintenance Facility, Pomfret Project Engineer(s): CT DOT District 2 and CT DOT District 3, Project Manager: LaRosa Building Group, Chief Inspector: Urban Engineers

Project team for CT DOT Maintenance Facility

FIRST: Slate School, North Haven Chapel Haven Residential/Education (REACH) Building Project

FIRST: Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray Residential Colleges, New Haven Owner: Yale University, Construction Manager: Dimeo Construction Company, Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, MEP: Buro Happold Engineering, Civil Engineer: Tighe & Bond, Inc., Structural Engineer: Thorton Tomasetti, Geotech Engineer: Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership

Owner’s PM and Commissioning Agent: Colliers International, Architect: Patriquin Architects, Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect, Traffic Engineer, Land Surveyor, Environmental Site, and Wetlands: Milone & MacBroom, MEP Engineer: Consulting Engineering Services, Structural Engineer: Girard and Company, Green Building Consultant: OmniData, Lighting Designer: Gorecki Associates, Acoustical Consultnat: SHAcoustics

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Project team for Slate School

Transportation / Utility / Civil MERIT: Ansonia Riverwalk – Segment 8, Ansonia

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FIRST: Route 31 Reconstruction, Coventry Owner’s PM and Commissioning Agent: Colliers International, Architect: Patriquin Architects, Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect, Traffic Engineer, Land Surveyor, Environmental Site, and Wetlands: Milone & MacBroom, MEP Engineer: Consulting Engineering Services, Structural Engineer: Girard and Company, Green Building Consultant: OmniData, Lighting Designer: Gorecki Associates, Acoustical Consultant: SHAcoustics

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High-Profile Focus: Awards

July 2019


ABC NH/VT Construction Industry Award Amherst, NH – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) New Hampshire/Vermont chapter held the state’s premier annual Construction Industry Safety Awards banquet at LaBelle Winery on June 13. The awards recognize the safety records of New Hampshire’s top construction contractors in several categories and the graduation of 33 individuals from leadership development programs.

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First: Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp Second: Fulcrum Associates Third: Leighton A. White, Inc. Most Improved:

First: St. Pierre, Inc. Second: Andrews Construction Co., Inc. Third: R.M. Piper, Inc. Most Improved:

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Jasmor Properties LLC; JBR Associates, LLC; Meridian Construction Corporation; Turnstone Corporation

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Methuen Construction Co., Inc.

Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp.; Eckman Construction Company, Inc.; Fulcrum Associates; Leighton A. White, Inc.

Methuen Construction Co., Inc., PROCON, LLC

First: Exterior Designs Second: All-Bright Systems, LLC Third: Harry-O Electrical Corporation

Rose Steel, Inc.

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ABC Mass and GCI Honor STEP Awards Recipients Burlington, MA – Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC MA) and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, honored this year’s Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (STEP) award recipients at the 15th Annual ABC/GCI Safety & Education Dinner held on May 16 at the Burlington Marriott. The evening also recognized some 26 graduating students in attendance, as well as the more than 85 GCI instructors. A $2,500 ABC Building Our Future Scholarship was presented to Harrison Carter, an employee at E. M. Duggan Mechanical Contractors and recent graduate of Canton High School who is entering UMass Amherst this fall to pursue a major in building and construction technology. Sean O’Down (second from the left) took home the gold medal for pipefitting to become a world-class champion. Also recognized was Anthony Flanagan from Nardon Electrical Corp, Matt Costello from Notch Mechanical Constructors, and Sean O’Dowd from DECCO, who recently competed at National ABC Craft Champions in Long Beach, Calif. O’Down took home the gold medal for pipefitting to become a worldclass champion.

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GCI 2019 Electrical Program graduates

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Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services, Inc. White Marine, Inc. Colt Builders Corp. Electrical Dynamics, Inc. Fernandes Masonry, Inc. Lawrence Hall Co., Inc. C. Anderson, Inc. Lake HVAC, Inc. Medford Wellington Service Co., Inc. Piping Systems, Inc. Professional Electrical Contractors of CT, Inc. RALCO Electric, Inc.

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SMPS Boston Celebrates Awards Boston – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston chapter recently held its annual Awards for Marketing Communications and Achievements at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. The event honors firms and individuals who have made outstanding contributions through communications vehicles to the A/E/C industry in the last year. SMPS Boston chapter president, Valerie Puchades, CPSM, of GUND Partnership, kicked off the awards gala with a celebratory look at the chapter’s achievements this program year before turning the stage over to emcee, Tim Asimos, CPSM, partner at circle S studio.

SMPS Boston’s Lauren Hickey and Valerie Puchades

SMPS Boston Awards Gala

A number of firms were recognized for exemplary performance. The winners were:

SMPS Awards emcee Tim Asimos / All images courtesy of Frank Monkiewicz

• Corporate Identity, Award of Honor: LPAA • Holiday Piece, First Place: CDM Smith • Holiday Piece, Second Place: Margulies Perruzzi • Brand Awareness, First Place: CDM Smith • Brand Awareness, Award of Honor: Suffolk • Marketing Collateral, First Place: Acentech • Marketing Collateral, Second Place: VHB • Special Event, First Place: VHB • Special Event, Second Place: Sasaki • Website, First Place: Payette

• Website, Second Place: Sasaki • Video, First Place: CDM Smith • Video, Second Place: Sasaki • Internal Communications, First Place: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger • People’s Choice Award: VHB • New Member of the Year: Lindsay Accardi, SmithGroup • Volunteer of the Year: Chuck Raymond, CPSM, Geosyntec • Marketing Professional of the Year: Anna Luciano, CPSM, Nitsch Engineering

PTC Global HQ Wins BD+C Award

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Boston – PTC’s new global headquarters at 121 Seaport in Boston’s Seaport District has been recognized as a Goldlevel winner of the Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Magazine 2019 Building Team Awards. The collaborative project team, led by the Boston office of Cresa, Margulies Perruzzi and Gilbane Building Company, completed the interior fit-out of the new 250,000sf global headquarters for PTC, a global provider of technology that transforms how companies design, manufacture, operate, and service things in a smart connected world. The new technology-rich headquarters is a key part of the company’s business transformation, enhancing its profile and serving as a premier destination for employees, customers, and partners to

experience PTC’s technology. At the heart of the new transformational headquarters is the Corporate Experience Center (CXC), an interactive showcase for the firm’s innovative technology. The project team includes Margulies Perruzzi, architectural and interior design; Gilbane Building Company, construction manager; Cresa, owner’s project manager, site selection, lease negotiation, transaction management, and workplace strategy; BALA consulting engineers, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, IT, and security design; McNamara · Salvia, structural design; Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, lighting design; and Communications Design Associates, Inc. (CDA), audiovisual system design.

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ACEC-RI Excellence in Engineering Cranston, RI - ACEC-RI announced the recipients of the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards that were presented by Executive Director Marcel Valois at the recent annual meeting: • First place Gold Anchor Award for a Project with Construction Costs of More than $10M: Gordon R. Archibald, Inc. for the Apponaug Bypass in Warwick on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Contractor - Cardi Corporation; geotechnical engineering - Paul B. Aldinger & Associates. • First place Gold Anchor Award for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M: Fuss & O’Neill for the Bradford Dam Removal and Rock Ramp Fishway Passage in Westerly and Hopkinton on behalf of the Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island. • Second place Blue Ribbon Hope Award for a Project with Construction Costs of More than $10M: DiPrete Engineering, with BETA Group, Inc. and Pare Corporation, for the Citizens Bank Corporate Campus in Johnston. Architect - Elkus Manfredi; construction manager - Dimeo Construction Company. Construction was completed by DiGregorio Corporation, and GZA supported the project.

• Second place Blue Ribbon Hope Award for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10M: Pare Corporation for the Providence Police Department Firing Range Lead Remediation and Facility Upgrades in Scituate on behalf of the Providence Water Supply Board. Construction Manager - Dimeo Construction; contractor - Manafort Brothers and ACEC-RI member firms DiPrete Engineering and PRIME AE Group supported the project. • Third place Gold Star Award for Outstanding Professional Design Excellence for a Project with Construction Costs of More than $10 Million: VHB for the Engineering Research Center for Brown University. Project architect - KieranTimberlake; construction manager - Shawmut Design. • Third place Gold Star Award for Outstanding Professional Design Excellence for a Project with Construction Costs of Less than $10 Million: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. for the Padanaram Causeway Rehabilitation Project on behalf of the town of Dartmouth, Mass. Geotechnical engineering - GZA.

MGM Springfield Recognized

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Springfield, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) named MGM Springfield as a 2019 Gold winner for Engineering Excellence. Allen & Major (A&M) provided multi-disciplined services on the project which included the engineering design, permitting and construction of the main site, the Daycare/Headstart 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 St., and a workshop building with K-9 kennels located at 99 Union St. A&M’s Land Survey division provided all survey services on the project from inception to completion. Its Civil Engineering division provided master planning support, site design, permitting and construction oversight. The design work comprised of site design, including layout, grading, drainage, utilities, as well

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Aerial view of the proposed Blue Necklace / LAB LSA, Nick Perez

THE BLUE NECKLACE By Mark Reed and Stephanie Goldberg, LAB LSA

THE BLUE NECKLACE IS A COLLABORATIVE DESIGN EXPLORATION TO PRESERVE BOSTON’S EXISTING SEAFRONT FROM RISING SEA LEVELS WHILE PROMOTING URBAN GROWTH We now know that Boston will experience an existential threat from sea level rise within the century, or more catastrophically, in the nearer term. The question for future generations will be, “What did the 2020 Bostonians do about it?” The Blue Necklace is a project that attempts to answer that question, pulling together a multi-disciplinary team to develop a response. Boston’s current strategy of creating flood-able infrastructure, locally resilient buildings, and strengthening the existing water edge meets today’s challenges from storm surge and king tides. In contrast, the Blue Necklace addresses the anticipated permanent and significant sea level rise, extending new land within the harbor to protect the city, while creating opportunities for open space and development. With this project, we are researching a comprehensive plan to ensure the protection of East Boston, Charlestown, the North End, Downtown and the Seaport. The guiding principles are to prevent the inundation of existing neighborhoods, retain current waterfront property, create new opportunities for


recreational engagement with the water, maintain critical sea access for the Coast Guard and shipping ports, and fund the project in a socially equitable way through a progressive tax on the development

of the new made land. The Blue Necklace recalls one of Boston’s most visionary urban designs from the 19th century, Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace, championed by Charles Eliot.

As Nancy Seasholes has compiled in the book, “Gaining Ground”, and Alex Krieger has demonstrated in “Mapping Boston”, Boston’s history of urban growth has been hydrophilic, continually making

View from East Boston on new protective land / LAB LSA, Nick Perez

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Boston will experience an existential threat from sea level rise within the century. The question for future generations will be, “What did the 2020 Bostonians do about it?” new land from rivers, marshes and the sea. Over 5,000 acres of made land extending from the original peninsulas of 1600s Boston comprise our current map. With that history, 2020 Bostonians could view new expansion towards the sea as a natural response to sea level rise. Conversely, if water encroachment is left unchecked, future maps will reflect a reversal of growth, eventually returning the city to the original Shawmut peninsula. The project creates a series of linked islands, creating city-side waterways, interspersed with locks that allow access to a higher sea. By nature of this project, the coastline will be increased four-fold. The shores facing the sea would have native grasses and landscapes softening the impact of waves and surges. The inner waterfronts would be more urban, providing direct access to the water for recreation and enjoyment. In total, the proposal creates 150 acres of new land, 30 million square feet of built development and 30 thousand linear feet of sea wall. The hope is to provide opportunities for affordable housing, cultural amenities, open space and business use.

The past or the future? Map of Boston’s land making would be reversed if sea level rise is not contained. / LAB LSA, Carlton Smith

As the project is complex, so too are the issues that need to be addressed. Social equity, costs, phasing, hydrological and environmental concerns, transportation and urban design go hand in hand with an in-depth study. Throughout the world, rising seas will be affecting coastal communities and those inland as well. While we all seek to mitigate the causes of climate change, it is still vital that we address the challenges we know we will face. Cities are never static. The question is where we go next.

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Stephanie Goldberg

Mark Reed and Stephanie Goldberg are founding principals of Bostonbased architecture firm, LAB LSA and co-winners of the Boston: Living with Water international design competition. They are indebted to the design thinking and efforts of Nick Perez, Carlton Smith, Cody Uliasz and Len Osborne, all members of Blue Necklace project. For more information visit www.newbostonharbor.com.

The coastline increases by four-fold, providing enhanced access to the water for recreational use. / LAB LSA, Stephanie Goldberg and Mark Reed


High-Profile Focus: Awards


July 2019

BVH Wins Two SMPS CT Awards, Morris Named Member of the Year acquired company Zero By Degrees to BVH’s team. In the Best Promotional Campaign category, BVH’s 60th Anniversary campaign served to both announce the firm’s celebratory event and highlight BVH’s “Focused on Performance” messaging. Featuring employees showcasing their current tools of the trade, juxtaposed with the image of a 50s-era engineer with a slide rule, the project was an invitation to celebrate collaboration, community, and engineering excellence at the new BVH headquarters in Bloomfield.

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Bloomfield, CT – BVH Integrated Services, P.C. announced that the firm received awards for two of the seven eligible categories at this year’s Marketing Communications Awards, hosted by SMPS Connecticut. Olivia Morris, BVH marketing coordinator, was recognized as Member of the Year, and the firm, along with its consultant, Formation, received an award for Best Brochure and Best Promotional Campaign

The SMPS Grace Waldvogel Member of the Year Award is given to an outstanding, hard-working and driven individual. Upon starting her employment at BVH, Morris quickly joined the SMPS CT Programs Committee as a motivated member with strong leadership abilities, and is co-chairing the committee for the 2019-2020 program year. BVH’s “Pushing the Envelope” trifold print brochure reported the launch of new services provided, welcoming

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2019 Preservation Award Recipients

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Boston – Preservation Massachusetts recently introduced its 2019 recipients of the Tsongas, Menino, Eliot, Kuehn and Olmsted Awards. Paul & Niki Tsongas Award

Recognizing people and projects that have displayed the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth: • The Longfellow Bridge, Boston/ Cambridge • Myles Standish Hall & Annex at Boston University, Boston • Mount Greylock War Memorial, Lanesborough • Wood Worsted Mill, Lawrence • Jackson Street Lofts, Lowell • Plymouth Town Hall, Plymouth

• The Lofts at Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford • nineZero Washington Street, Salem City Hall Annex, Salem • 25 Broadway in Siasconset, Nantucket • Maple Commons Apartments, Springfield • MGM Springfield, Springfield Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award

Recognizing preservation projects that are transformative, catalytic, embrace the community, create partnerships and revitalize the best of the past to make something good for the future: • Eliot Innovation School, Boston • The Revolution Hotel, Boston

• Yarn Works Apartments, Fitchburg • Lowell Community Health Center, Phase II, Lowell • The Sewall Building at the Dimock Center, Roxbury Robert H. Kuehn Award

Recognizing extraordinary projects that meld collaborative partnerships with creative and cutting-edge ideas for the rehabilitation and active reuse of historic buildings: • Bethany Apartments, Hanover • Ivory Keys Apartments, Leominster • Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, Mattapan • Campus Center at Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield

Charles Eliot Award

Recognizing organizations with exceptional vision and excellence in planning for preservation and education: • The Dorchester Historical Society & The Lemuel Clap House, Dorchester • “Dirty Old Boston” by Jim Botticelli •H  allKeen & Lenox Schoolhouse Apartments, Lenox Frederick Law Olmsted Award

Recognizing dedication to the promotion of our cultural landscapes: • Bigelow Chapel & Asa Gray Gardens at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge • Hancock Adams Common, Quincy

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July 2019

CoreNet New England Announces Awards of Excellence Boston – CoreNet New England recently announced its 2019 Award of Excellence winners, representing the best of the New England region in corporate real estate leadership. The 2019 Best Workplace Award Winners: Best New Small Workplace – Home Base Veteran & Family Care The new headquarters, touted as a “National Center of Excellence,” is a healing, transformative space specifically tailored to patients’ needs. Led by architecture firm Margulies Peruzzi, the high-performance design creates a behavioral health environment with flexible space and robust technology, while maximizing privacy for patients.

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Best New Large Workplace – Citizens Bank Corporate Campus Citizens Bank’s new headquarters in Johnston, R.I. created a campus setting

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that fosters interaction, collaboration and employee wellness. The design by Elkus Manfredi Architects consists of a fivebuilding complex. Best New Workplace Outside of New England – NETSCOUT Regional Headquarters, Allen, Texas NETSCOUT relied on Boston-based JLL, McCarter & English and furniture manufacturers Exemplis | SitOnIt and Humanscale to get the challenging project completed. The 2019 Leadership Award Winners: Global Corporate End User – Mark Watkins, senior director of Global Real Estate, Thermo Fisher Scientific Watkins has been with Thermo Fisher Scientific for over 18 years and, as senior director of global real estate, helps oversee a global portfolio of more than 32 million

SLAM CS Wins Award for REACH

The project team for the REACH building

Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative & Construction Services was honored with an Award of Merit for the Chapel Haven Residential/ Education (REACH) building project, in the category of New Construction, at the Connecticut Building Congress Annual Project Team Awards event held in June. SLAM’s in-house, fully integrated planning, design and construction team planned the new campus, obtained zoning approvals, and designed the first building phase to complete construction within one year. The REACH Building, a new four-


story, 32,500sf educational and residential facility, marked the completion of phase one of this project. The space consists of three upper floors of dormitory-type suites with two and three-bedroom units, shared kitchens and common spaces. The first floor includes classrooms, gathering spaces, and administration. In addition to the REACH building, there was an addition and renovation to the existing admissions building, infrastructure improvements, exterior courtyard space, new parking area and improved access to the campus.

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square feet of commercial real estate. Americas Corporate End User – Paul Asmar, head of real estate and property services, MilliporeSigma Asmar led the development of MilliporeSigma’s new 350,000sf U.S. headquarters in Burlington, Mass. Americas Service Provider – Marisa Fava, district manager, Humanscale Fava is the Boston-area district manager at Humanscale, an ergonomic solutions designer and manufacturer. Young Leader – Gabrielle Beaudry, vice president of integrated portfolio services, JLL In CoreNet, Beaudry completed the New England Chapter’s Young Leader Professional Development Program and Leadership 2.0 program and serves on the Real Advantage Committee.

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Volunteer Hall of Fame – Christine Weiner, business development and sales manager, Peabody office Weiner’s engagement with the Boys & Girls Club of Boston has resulted in continued chapter participation in mentorship events, volunteer activities, and fundraising at the annual golf tournament. Read more on CoreNet New England’s website and save the date for the Awards of Excellence Gala on November 14 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.

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Universal Window Projects Earn Awards

Replica windows were supplied for the new Boston Volvo dealership in Brighton.

Boston – Universal Window and Door, a manufacturer of custom window solutions for restoration and commercial construction projects, provided the historic replica windows for a pair of projects that were recently honored by the Boston Preservation Alliance. Universal supplied historic replica windows for the new Boston Volvo dealership in Brighton, a Beaux Arts building constructed in 1925 that was once home to the New England regional headquarters for International Harvester; and 2101 Washington Street, a building

2101 Washington Street was constructed in the 1880’s and was rehabilitated into a mixed-use development. / Matthew Dickey

that was constructed in the 1880’s and was rehabilitated into a mixed-use development, comprised of street level retail with affordable 30 residential units above. 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. For Universal, it marks the second time this year that projects for which they have supplied historic windows have earned preservation awards.

July 2019


Great Things Happening


or Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc., a leading electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for more than 40 years, it was a busy and exciting spring season. The company recently hosted several events and celebrated some important achievements along the way. In April, Griffin Electric capped off the end of the school year for its inhouse Apprenticeship Training Program with the 17th annual Apprentice Competition, held at its corporate headquarters in Holliston, Mass. and at each of its regional offices in Pelham, Ala., Duluth, Ga, Charlotte, N.C. and Durham, N.C. The state and federally recognized program consists of 600 hours of classroom instruction, plus 8,000 hours of on-the-job learning which encompass all aspects of electrical theory and application. The Apprentice Competition not only tests skills, but builds camaraderie among students, and celebrates the hard work that apprentices, instructors, and coordinators dedicate to the program throughout the year. For all who contribute to making the program successful, the day offers a great way to celebrate achievement and unwind from the demands of the school year.

This year, more than 300 apprentices were divided into teams and competed at various events, designed to test knowledge, problem-solving skills and build teamwork. Lighting control vendors were also on hand in each region to offer demonstrations for students, while a host of dignitaries attended as guests of the company. Top-scoring teams were recognized with awards and everyone in attendance enjoyed a barbecue lunch. A few short weeks after a successful Apprentice Competition, Griffin Electric hosted a Health and Wellness Fair for employees and their families at its headquarters, featuring informational vendor stations, raffles and giveaways, food and ice cream trucks, and even an area dedicated to fun activities for children. The event offered cholesterol/ blood pressure screenings, cooking demonstrations, therapeutic seated chair massages, as well as consultations with nutritionists, employee benefit representatives, financial wellness resources, and a personal trainer. The company understands the importance of fostering a positive and healthy work environment and provides strong support to help employees achieve an ideal

work/life balance throughout the year. In other good news for the Griffin Electric team, the company recently

Employees are the company’s most valuable asset, and nothing is more important than implementing quality and safety standards that protect them. earned a 0.66 Workers’ Compensation Experience Modification Factor (EMR). Employees are the company’s most valuable asset, and nothing is more important than implementing quality and safety standards that protect them. The company is proud of the contribution team members across each job site have made to upholding skilled craftsmanship, best practices, and effective safety standards. Spring also marked the second semester of classes for the inaugural group of Griffin employees enrolled

in the Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology degree program through Wentworth Institute of Technology. Students wrapped up their first year of the program in May, and nine participants were named to the Spring 2019 dean’s list! While initially only open to graduates of the company’s Apprenticeship Training Program who have achieved their electrical license, Griffin Electric is proud to have expanded to include all telecom employees for the upcoming school year. The partnership between Griffin and Wentworth allows accepted students to earn nearly half of the required credits needed for the degree, while the remaining credits can be achieved in three years or less. The company also covers up to 70% of tuition costs to ease the financial burden for those interested in participating. Even after such an eventful past few months, there is still much to look forward to for the Griffin Electric team. With another Apprenticeship and Wentworth school year just around the corner, as well as a variety of electrical projects that will continue to take shape throughout New England and the Southeast, the future looks bright at Griffin.

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Focus: Life Sciences Creative Structural Solutions for a Biomedical Research Facility:

Additions & Renovations to Demerec Laboratory

by Scott Erricson Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island sought to build a new addition to an existing laboratory on campus while also completely renovating the interior and exterior of Demerec, a mid-century modern laboratory that has housed four Nobel laureates. Demerec will be home to the new Center for Therapeutics Research, which will foster advancements already underway in breast cancer, leukemia, autism, obesity/diabetes and lung cancer therapeutics. The north and middle wings of the existing laboratory were constructed in the 1950s, while the south wing was added in the 1990s. Retrofitting a building of this nature to fit modern needs, while also preparing for the future, is not without its

challenges. The team at e2 engineers had to be creative and innovative to balance code requirements and programmatic needs. No singular solution would work. Agility was required to incorporate a variety of approaches across complex situations. One of the major hurdles was the floor-to-floor heights of the existing concrete structure. The original wings are concrete-framed buildings with steel roof joists and Tectum roof panels. The existing floors are two-way reinforced concrete floor slabs. Given the rigorous demands of MEP systems for a biomedical research facility, managing these depth requirements while facilitating the

New large openings in existing floor slab for stair, elevator and mechanical ductwork

structural alterations necessary to accommodate the architectural programming was a considerable challenge. The program for the new facility called for multiple large openings created within the floor slab(s) to house stair and elevator structures, as well as numerous openings for mechanical ductwork. While some conditions merited from framing the new openings with structural steel, others could not accommodate the additional depth of structure due to the need for building systems to have its own massing depth. The team designed alternatives in response to these unique conditions. It was critical to develop structural solutions that not only exceeded the requirements of the building code but also allowed for the passage of major mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems to traverse within a plenum above the ceiling level unimpeded. In some of these areas, concrete or steel framing systems were used within the framing depths of the existing structure. When this was not permissible, fiberglass reinforced polymers (FRP) fortified the concrete structure.

New lateral systems are moment-resisting frames of structural steel and align with depth of existing framing system for ease of mechanical distribution.

The challenge with the new addition was to match new structure depths with that of the existing building in an economical way. The geometry of the addition did not lend itself to the economy of repeating the two-way reinforced concrete slabs of the existing structure, nor did the structural requirements of the facility allow for the imperfections of precast concrete. Therefore, the team at continued to page 45

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July 2019


Acentech on Noise and Vibration for Spec Lab Bldgs

by Rose Mary Su As acoustics, noise, and vibration consultants serving many of the metro Boston building developments, Acentech has seen a recent uptick in developers converting spec office buildings to lab or lab/office buildings. This conversion has some impacts that should be taken into consideration as they relate to acoustics, noise, and vibration. Spec lab buildings will typically require more demanding ventilation systems than spec office buildings. This typically includes cooling towers and highplume exhaust fans that produce more noise to the community. The emergency generators are noise sources that also need to be addressed. A spec lab building will generally require more stringent vibration criteria to accommodate vibrationsensitive equipment. This is especially the case for life science, chemistry, and other wet-lab research-based tenants. Project location affects our recommended noise mitigation measures

and the degree of complexity as they relate to the ventilation systems. For example, if the project site is located in Cambridge, the noise regulation required for mitigating building equipment noise to the community is different from Waltham. Another challenge is that some spec buildings have residential neighbors very close to the project site, while others are adjacent to commercial/industrial zoned properties. Cities like Cambridge have commercial/industrial zones that allow for a higher noise limit. Some cities and towns have building height restrictions and many of the noise control options would impact the overall height of the rooftop equipment or the noise barrier. Another important consideration is whether the spec building is an existing or new building. Due to the frequent need to provide noise barriers around large rooftop equipment to mitigate noise to the community, this addition can have a higher impact on the structural design for an existing building than a new building. Project location also affects our recommended vibration mitigation methods and the degree of complexity. A building located adjacent to a subway or a train line will have a higher likelihood of the transmission of vibration into the building. Unlike spec office buildings where the noise and vibration perception tolerance is relatively high, precision

instruments such as electron microscopes have much lower tolerances for intrusive noise and vibration. Oftentimes, not being able to identify the tenant program prior to designing the spec building can make it a challenge to determine the appropriate level of vibration criteria and mitigation. While this is the case, some educated decision making is needed to reduce over-design or under-design of the building.

Spec lab buildings will typically require more demanding ventilation systems than spec office buildings. This typically includes cooling towers and high-plume exhaust fans that produce more noise to the community. Depending on the targeted lab tenant, it may be possible to identify whether the tenant would likely require stringent acoustics and vibration criteria for the fit-out. For example, for a more mature biotech research company, there is more desire and financial resources to have

in-house equipment, such as electron microscopes. For start-up companies that cannot afford to have in-house equipment, the tenant may choose to outsource such services to other institutions or commercial services with such equipment. At minimum, the spec lab building should allow for general bench microscopes to be functional. For new buildings, having floor plates that are relatively open and column-free make it difficult to meet the desired vibration criteria relative to the movement of people in the building. A good design approach would be to identify zones on each floor plate that would be suitable for vibration sensitive equipment. Existing buildings would benefit by conducting site vibration surveys to help establish the appropriate lab tenants. Otherwise, more complex structural upgrades may be necessary, if that is even an option. Regardless of whether the building is new or existing, early evaluation and understanding of the site can help avoid many of the costly noise and vibration mitigation measures needed for a spec lab building. Rose Mary Su is a principal consultant and the laboratory market leader at Acentech, an acoustics, noise, vibration, audiovisual and IT/security consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass.

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DPS and TRIA Design ElevateBio Facility Boston – DPS Group, a privately-owned, global engineering firm, and TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm, are designing a new cGMP development and manufacturing facility in Waltham for ElevateBio, a Cambridge-based biotech company focused on creating and building a broad range of cell and gene therapy companies. ElevateBio will occupy 108,000sf of space in POST at 200 Smith Street, a former U.S. post office repositioned into a 430,000sf office and lab building on a 36-acre campus. This facility will house ElevateBio BaseCamp, a single R&D, process development and cGMP manufacturing company, providing these and other services across ElevateBio’s portfolio companies and selected stra tegic partners. The project team includes The Richmond Group for construction management, McNamara Salvia for structural engineering services, and EBI Consulting Group for civil engineering services. DPS and its design affiliate, TRIA, were selected to provide engineering design, architecture, consulting and interior design services for the fit-out of a raw warehouse space into a state-of-the art cGMP development and manufacturing facility for novel therapeutic technologies.

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Designed to feel like a “basecamp” – a physical foundation point for the incremental climb in the company’s growth – ElevateBio’s new facility will feature a collaborative open plan office and amenities that promote interaction, and provide flexible production suites for GMP manufacturing, laboratories, and a range of supporting utility and warehouse areas. TRIA’s design for ElevateBio’s open office and lab space will embrace the

enormous ceiling heights, abundant natural light, exposed steel beams, and other original features of the former postal service distribution center. The base camp concept will blend a comfortable, nature-based color palette with the industrial aesthetic of the existing building, using a light-toned wooden ceiling lattice to highlight the exposed ductwork and help to scale the expansive ceilings of 16 to 24 feet in areas.

Upon entry to reception, space flows from the open office with café and huddle spaces to the glass-walled labs that promote transparency for employees, and finally to the GMP manufacturing area. DPS and TRIA are collaborating on the design of the lab suite for quality control testing and process development, ensuring a continuity of design and transparency between the office and lab space.

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July 2019


J. Calnan & Associates Holds ‘Breakthrough’ Event Lexington, MA – Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), a construction management firm, recently held a “breakthrough” event signifying the start of construction for biopharmaceutical company Dicerna™ Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dicerna, a developer of investigational ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi) therapeutics, is relocating its corporate headquarters and laboratories from Cambridge to 33 Hayden Avenue in Lexington, a building owned by Boston Properties. The project team includes the owner’s project manager, Anyi Strang of LJB Lab Planners; R.E. Dinneen Architects

The project team includes the owner’s project manager, Anyi Strang of LJB Lab Planners; R.E. Dinneen Architects & Planners (REDAP) for tenant fit-out; AHA, project engineers; VHB for civil and landscape; Goldstein-Milano for structural; and Perkins & Will for base building architectural upgrades. & Planners (REDAP) for tenant fit-out; AHA, project engineers; VHB for civil and landscape; Goldstein-Milano for

Members of the Dicerna team participate in the breakthrough event: (l-r) Doug Fambrough, CEO; Jim Weissman, CBO; Bob Brown, CSO; Regina Paglia, SVP of human resources; Jack Green, CFO; Bruce Leicher, interim GC, chief compliance officer; Jayne Donnelly, head of executive operations/ administration; David Miller, SVP, Alliance Management/operations

structural; and Perkins & Will for base building architectural upgrades. The 80,000sf facility, which is scheduled to open in fall 2019, comprises two floors of office space and one floor designated for laboratory usage. The new Dicerna biology/chemistry labs, consisting of 25,000sf on the first floor, occupy a previous tenant’s scientific facilities that are being transformed and upgraded to meet Dicerna’s state-of-theart research and development facility

requirements. Dicerna will use an existing three-story atrium, being renovated by base building architects Perkins + Will, as a company ”Town Hall” gathering space for a variety of activities. The tenant fit-out, designed by REDAP, consists of 55,000sf on the second and third floors. The design maximizes the use of natural light and views with a completely open floor plan, intended to promote collaboration and camaraderie. Staying true to Dicerna’s

values of openness and equality, there are no private offices in the space, and all workstations are equal in size. A variety of conference, meeting spaces, and break-out areas provide ample opportunities for employees to choose alternative work areas. In keeping with the company’s emphasis on employee well-being, a new state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio, as well as large patios for outside activities, will complete the transformation of the new facility.

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Spotlight Uncharted Territory: Navigating the Complex World of Cannabis Production by Emily Langner In 2016, Massachusetts residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, four years after the state approved the use of cannabis for medical use, overturning a statewide prohibition that had been in place for over a century. After the 2016 vote, the state set up the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) for the purpose of “safely, equitably and effectively implementing and administering the laws enabling access to medical and adult use marijuana in the Commonwealth”. Nearly three years later, the commission now has well-established guidelines and procedures for individuals or companies interested in operating a retail, cultivation, or manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. One of those companies is Higher Purpose Corporation, led by Nathan Girard, CEO, and his two brothers, Ben Girard and Nick Girard, both chief operating officers of the company. They are currently in the design phase of a cultivation and manufacturing facility located in Lee, Mass.

Brian Anderson of Anderson Porter Design

Working with architectural designer Anderson Porter Design and general contractor Key Construction Solutions, Inc., led by George Mautner, Nathan Girard and his team have opted to convert an existing building, formerly a dental device manufacturing facility, into a 45,000sf indoor space for year-round cultivation and production of cannabis products for both medical and recreational use. These three brothers have done their homework, spending years researching how these facilities operate, and the last


Exterior of Higher Purpose cultivation and manufacturing facility

18 months putting together a plan for their facility and assembling a team of experts in the field to bring it to life. With combined expertise in real estate, finance, science and chemistry, and IT and technology, Nathan, Ben, and Nick have

The regulations and guidelines being placed on a formerly unregulated industry, Anderson says, are creating opportunities for developing and utilizing technologies that contribute to operating a sustainable facility, like incorporating LED lighting instead of the commonly-used high pressure sodium lights that have a high-energy output but also a high energy expense. been able to merge their backgrounds and apply their experience and knowledge to this new and complex industry, but Nathan Girard says, “The important thing is then identifying the things we don’t know and hiring experts in the field to

ensure a successful completion.” With Massachusetts’ strict requirements, sustainability is Higher Purpose Corp.’s highest priority, along with putting out a safe and consistent product for it’s customers, but the energy requirements of an indoor facility designed to grow living plants makes that a bigger challenge than with most other commercial operations. Brian D. Anderson, co-founder and principal of Anderson Porter, has been an architect for 25 years, but has spent the last five designing for the cannabis industry. He currently sits on the Cannabis Energy Roundtable advisory board that reports to the Department of Energy and the CCC on topics like energy consumption,

sustainability, and best practices in water usage and management. The regulations and guidelines being placed on a formerly unregulated industry, Anderson says, are creating opportunities for developing and utilizing technologies that contribute to operating a sustainable facility, like incorporating LED lighting instead of the commonlyused high pressure sodium lights that have a high-energy output but also a high energy expense. Nathan Girard says that by using LED technology to grow the plants, “We’re spending 10 times more to be sustainable than we would have with less sustainable options,” but the investment is returned through subsidies and rebates from

(l-r) Nathan Girard, Nick Girard, and Ben Girard of Higher Purpose Corporation

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Project Team OWNER: Higher Purpose Corporation ARCHITECT: Anderson Porter Design GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Key Construction Solutions, Inc. Rendering of a 110,000sf controlled environment agriculture production and manufacturing facility in Michigan, designed by Anderson Porter, similar to the Higher Purpose facility in Lee, Mass. / Anderson Porter Design

Eversource, the utility that services the area. He and Anderson both emphasize that involving the utility company early in the design process, before any decisions have been finalized, is essential. Actively engaging the utility company and its team of review engineers provided Higher Purpose the opportunity to receive those important subsidies that offset the expense of implementing the more costly, but more sustainable, systems vital to growing a quality product. Working hand in hand with Eversource has saved the company up to 70% in energy costs, and will help them avoid unexpected usage and consumption penalties down the road. Another decision Nathan Girard and his team made was to install gas fired chillers for ventilation, temperature, and humidity control instead of more traditional HVAC systems. Although the cost of installing them can be up to three times more than the alternatives, the return in energy savings and subsidies make up for it, allowing the facility to have a smaller environmental impact. He says additional sustainability efforts will include “mixing our own nutrients package per crop to eliminate pesticides, and reducing our water usage

by utilizing reclamation systems and condensate controls.” Using alternatives to pesticides is especially important because cannabis is a product that crosses the blood-brain barrier. Instead of pesticides, millions of ladybugs or green lacewing will be released to naturally eliminate harmful pests. Additionally, the team is looking at automation systems like Grow Intelligence that monitor air and wind speed and circulation; temperature and humidity of each individual growing room; lighting controls; and growth patterns of the plant; to further streamline the process and make sure they are putting out a consistent product for years to come. Nathan Girard says they expect to begin construction in late 2019 after obtaining all necessary licensing, with a projected completion in 2020. Not only do they have to comply with all state and local requirements, but with federal regulation of cannabis facilities potentially on the horizon, the team is planning for that day with every decision they make. When it comes to federal rules and regulations, Nathan Girard says, “We will be in compliance before compliance exists.”

Another decision Nathan Girard and his team made was to install gas fired chillers for ventilation, temperature, and humidity control instead of more traditional HVAC systems. Although the cost of installing them can be up to three times more than the alternatives, the return in energy savings and subsidies make up for it, allowing the facility to have a smaller environmental impact.

While navigating uncharted territory can be challenging, Anderson is excited to be a part of this forward-reaching industry and the creative problem solving that goes into every step of the process when working with a company like Higher Purpose. He says, “It’s about continuous improvement to really understand our customer’s business and coming up with creative solutions to improve that.” Emily Langner is the associate editor for High-Profile Monthly.

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Build Better Podcast The Importance of Crisis Management with Lisa Nickerson By Emily Langner On episode 10 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomed Lisa Nickerson, CEO and founder of Nickerson People Relations and Nickerson Real Estate Partners, to talk about the importance of having a good crisis management plan in place, and what companies and individuals can do to better manage a crisis. According to Nickerson, one of the biggest misconceptions is what really defines a crisis. She says 96% of what she and the professionals at her firm manage are not catastrophes, but things that can still affect a company’s brand. Non-catastrophe crises can include things like an employee being terminated or leaving, an employee being arrested, a member of the firm having a public altercation with a spouse or ex-spouse, a family member of an executive getting into trouble and making the news, or a company’s product failing – all things that can damage the reputation of the company, Nickerson says.

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She emphasizes the importance of putting a crisis management plan in place before a crisis happens. This way, the company or individual knows exactly what the course of action will be, should something arise. Elements of a plan would include identifying who the authorities are within a company and who the first person to contact in a crisis would be. This, Nickerson says, “gives you so much more opportunity to manage the situation

in a calm, controlled, accurate way.” Another major advantage of having a plan in place ahead of time and/or working with a PR firm is that it gives a company or individual time to be able to control what they put out as a message during a crisis. Otherwise, the crucial moments after a crisis occurs are spent trying to figure out what the plan will be, rather than properly managing or de-escalating the event with the media. She says it is also good to put out good press, such as the company or individual’s involvement in charities and events, before a crisis occurs. Then, she adds, the public will not just be reading the one piece of bad press related to a negative event. Nickerson also says that social media

has made crisis management even more important. “You’re no longer in control of all of the information that gets out there. When anybody can say anything they want about you on social media, you have to respond to that or offset it. You can connect with them and respond to them, escalate their concerns and issues, and help alleviate their fears, anxieties, and anger.” Nickerson says one of the reasons that companies or individuals often don’t have a crisis management plan is because “people are uncomfortable talking about uncomfortable subjects. People don’t want to believe that something could happen in their building, but they do happen and they could, and it’s a good idea to be ahead of it.”

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Promoting Professionalism in Construction with ASM’s Mike McDonagh interests of subcontractors and industry professionals by speaking for or against new and proposed legislation, ASM also holds regular sessions on safety, educating members on everything from fall protection to proper scissor lift operation to, more recently, ways to address the opioid epidemic that affects so many in the industry.

By Emily Langner In episode 9 of HP’s Build Better Podcast, Anastasia welcomed Mike McDonagh, CEO of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM), for an update on the state of the construction industry in 2019. McDonagh is responsible for overseeing ASM’s programs and services and serving the needs of subcontractors through legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, education and events, member benefit programs, and other activities. ASM is different from other construction trade organizations in that it is made up of both union and nonunion members, residing both in and out of Massachusetts. With around 300 members in close to 40 different trade categories, ASM’s mission to “protect and advance the interests of all subcontractors and promote professionalism in public and private construction through education, communication and advocacy” requires keeping up with standards and policies that are frequently changing, and representing and advocating for subcontractors at the state level. One topic on the minds of most everyone in the industry is the shortage of qualified workers. ASM is currently supporting pending legislation that,

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McDonagh says, “would create a new task force on the state level that would look for ways to fund the creation of more technical schools and to promote those.” The bill would also create a deputy commissioner-level position at the department of education in Massachusetts, who would be tasked with creating more opportunities for young students to attend vocational/technical schools.” McDonagh says, “It’s a good thing that the construction industry is booming. We hope it stays that way.” The new legislation would be “a step in the right direction,” he adds. In addition to representing the

One topic on the minds of most everyone in the industry is the shortage of qualified workers. ASM is currently supporting pending legislation that, McDonagh says, “would create a new task force on the state level that would look for ways to fund the creation of more technical schools and to promote those.”

McDonagh recently participated in Building Trades for Recovery Week, put on by ASM’s partner organization, the Building Trades Employers’ Association, and ASM also held a forum “to bring the absolute tools or key takeaways that employers need when they’re addressing or dealing with this very important issue.” He feels an important part of addressing the crisis is for employers to be educated on the health insurance plans and benefits available to their employees, and the resources they provide for those dealing with pain or injuries. In addition, he says, employers should have Narcan on site and know how to use it. McDonagh emphasizes the troubling statistic of approximately 500 opioidrelated deaths each year in the construction industry, as compared to 25 deaths a year as a result of accidents. He says, “As an industry we need to come together and do as much as we can to make sure that trend is reversed,” and adds, “We have to do more.”

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Restoration & Renovation

NEI Reconstructs Apartment Building

McDonald Elec. Completes Reno

50 York Street is restored after a devastating fire.

Cathedral of Holy Cross

Boston – McDonald Electrical Corp. (MEC), headquartered in Hingham, has completed the comprehensive electrical and lighting renovation of the historic Cathedral of the Holy Cross, located at 1400 Washington St. in Boston. The NECA Boston contractor teamed with GC, Suffolk Construction; architect, Elkus Manfredi; EE, WSP; and owner, the Archdiocese of Boston. The project was integral to the restoration of the cathedral’s entire edifice. It began in March 2018 and was completed

as scheduled in early April of this year. It was led by John Fish, chairman of Suffolk Construction and David Manfredi, founding principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects. MEC’s project scope entailed the highly-detailed retrofit/installation of the Cathedral’s lighting to LED light fixtures as well as its lighting control system. Project manager Brian Goode and foreman Mike Norton managed a crew of eight IBEW Local 103 journeyman and apprentice electricians and four telecom technicians in the historic renovation.

Boston – NEI General Contracting has completed construction of a three-story building at 50 York Street in Cambridge for Just-A-Start Corporation, a community development corporation dedicated to building the housing security and economic stability of low- to moderateincome people in Cambridge and nearby communities. In 2016, firefighters battled a 10-alarm fire in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood of Cambridge. The blaze jumped from building to building and ultimately involved 18 buildings, including St. Patrick’s Apartments. Built in 1909, St. Patrick’s Church was converted to affordable housing in 1991. It featured a large, open bell tower

and several stained-glass windows. Built on the footprint of the former building, the newly constructed 50 York Street has restored 16 affordable housing units to replace those destroyed by the fire. The building was designed by Winslow Architects to reflect the scale and style of the triple-deckers typical of the surrounding neighborhood. The project was completed in May 2019 and is currently occupied by the original tenants. The project team for 50 York Street includes civil engineer, Lenard Engineering, Inc.; MEP engineer, Norian Siani Engineering; structural engineer, DM Berg Consultants; landscape architect, Hammer + Walsh Design; and geotechnical engineer, Geotechnical Partnership, Inc.


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Reopening Held For Cedardale


Mass Bay Completes Electrical Reno

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Haverhill, MA – A grand reopening was held recently for a new and updated version of the Cedardale Health & Fitness building in Haverhill. The original building that housed the longest running health club in New England was destroyed by fire two years ago. The new multimillion-dollar, 110,000sf, state-of-the-art facility was designed by S3 Design to meet the needs of club members for the next 40 years. It contains a pro shop, lifestyle lounge, physical therapy room, bar and lounge for tennis, modern locker rooms, four-lane lap pool, warm water therapy pool, hot tub, fitness floor, three group exercise studios, small group training areas, an elevated running track, two-court gymnasium and a kids club. The design of the new facility allows ample sunlight into the fitness floors including the gymnasium, running track, pool and yoga studio. The lifestyle lounge

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Boston – Mass Bay Electrical Corp., based in East Boston, has completed all electrical and lighting installations associated with the MassDOT’s Casey Arborway renovation project at Forest Hills Station Upper Busway Canopy. The NECA Boston contractor met the fast-track, compressed schedule beginning on November 1, 2018 and completing the project by mid-April 2019. Project executive Rick Broderick, project manager Mike Walsh and foreman Chris Boyer headed the project team, managing a crew of seven IBEW Local 103 electricans, working in

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Mixed-Use Pickard Chilton to Design Google HQ Cambridge, MA – Pickard Chilton (PC) has been selected by developer Boston Properties to design a 16-story, 417,000sf office tower at 325 Main Street in Cambridge. PC’s latest project will serve as Google’s new headquarters in the heart of Kendall Square. The technology giant has been retained as a major tenant at the property, signing a 15-year lease for 362,000sf as additional office space for its growing Cambridge office. The new development is replacing an existing four-story commercial office and retail building at the site, formerly known as 3 Cambridge Center. The new building comprises approximately 375,000sf of office space and 42,000sf of retail at the lower levels. Construction of 325 Main is expected to begin later this year with completion expected in 2022. With many high-performance design elements, 325 Main is targeting LEEDNC Gold certification. The building’s shape is conceived as a parallelogram, opening the space between the adjacent buildings and public areas. Articulating its massing, a series of inset “apertures” provide interest and balance, while creating outdoor terraces. Connecting 325 Main and the 355 Main Street building where Google currently has office space, a sloped “gasket” element creates a visual distinction between them while preserving the latter’s

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architectural integrity. Upper floors along Main Street have been pulled away from 355 Main Street to distinguish the visual separation. A glass façade, comprising spandrel, frit and vision glass and metal panels, will articulate the building.

CIM Group Begins Work on Office Space Boston – CIM Group, in partnership with Nordblom Company, announced it has commenced the construction of a new 235,000sf Class A office building at 321 Harrison Ave. in Boston’s South End. The eight-story mid-rise building is being built above an existing three-story parking structure, which serves the neighboring 11-story, 242,000sf office building at 1000 Washington St., also owned by the partnership. 321 Harrison will offer modern office space with large 29,000sf floorplates, floor-to-ceiling windows for abundant natural light, multiple outdoor areas, balconies, and energy efficient mechanical systems. The two office buildings will share a new state-of-the-art fitness center, café, bike storage and front desk services in the newly-constructed two-story shared lobby accessed from separate building entrances. The new building will also include lounge areas in the interior living room and a common roof deck where tenants of both buildings can enjoy views of the Boston skyline. Construction on 321

Harrison is anticipated to be complete by the end of next year. The property is centrally located in the South End in Boston, a transforming neighborhood with an inviting walkable environment that offers amenities including restaurants, shops, services, and nearby transportation options.

The eight-story mid-rise building is being built above an existing three-story parking structure, which serves the neighboring 11-story, 242,000sf office building at 1000 Washington St. The buildings are located across from the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. I-90), approximately 0.6 miles from the Back Bay Train Station and 0.8 miles from South Station, both served by Amtrak. The property is also served by the MBTA Silver Line with service to the Seaport and Boston Logan International Airport.

July 2019



NEI Hosts Event for Wonderfund

TFMoran Supports Bedford Schools

Wonderfund charity event, hosted by NEI GC

Cate and Dylan Cruess covered in colorful chalk

Bedford, NH ‑ TFMoran recently supported the Bedford schools through sponsorship of events and athletic teams. On June 2, TFMoran was a gold sponsor for the Color Blast Fun Run/ Walk, held at Bedford High School, that featured almost 1,000 participants. The Bedford Parent Teacher Group (PTG) organizes this fundraising event to help provide students, staff and families

enriching activities in schools and in the community. Bedford residents, Dylan Cruess, a principal at TFMoran, and his daughter Cate joined in the fun by running the two-mile course while getting covered in colorful chalk. Afterword, the PTG hosted a party with food, music, face painting, and photo stations for all to enjoy.

Randolph, MA – NEI General Contracting, a general contractor and construction management firm, recently hosted a charity event at its headquarters in Randolph, for the Wonderfund to benefit foster children in the care of the Mass. Department of Children and Families (DCF). NEI donated $5,000 to host an Emergency Aid Hero event to benefit the Brockton office of the DCF. This donation was used to purchase clothing and age-appropriate comfort items, which were then sorted by size and gender by

NEI employees to create kits for foster children transitioning into the system. Many of the 10,000 children who enter DCF foster care each year come into care with only the clothes on their backs. In this traumatic time, many children must leave their homes without necessary everyday items like winter coats, pajamas, underwear, shoes, or their favorite comforting teddy bear. Community support will help children in these difficult circumstances feel more comfortable and cared for as they enter their new surroundings.

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Retail/Hospitality PROCON Starts Hotel Construction Watertown, MA – PROCON of Manchester N.H. began construction on Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton located at Arsenal Yards in the East End of Watertown, Mass. Boston-based real estate developer Boylston Properties selected PROCON to construct the hotel as part of a $400 million redevelopment of the old Arsenal Mall into the mixed-use neighborhood that will begin opening late 2019. Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA) of Cambridge spearheaded the masterplan for the complex and is the design architect of record. Group One Partners, Inc. of Boston designed the remaining portions of the hotel and its interiors. The new six-story hotel will offer double-king and queen guest rooms, including 25 spacious suites with a wet bar and kitchenette, totaling 146 rooms. All of the upscale guest rooms will include a flat-screen HDTV, an ample workspace with multiple USB ports, and complimentary WiFi for guests to stay connected. The inn will feature a lounge and bar with assorted seating for guests to relax and socialize, along with an

outdoor terrace. Guests will enjoy brand amenities such as a 24/7 market and breakfast buffet. A large meeting room will be available for private special events and business seminars and will subdivide into smaller rooms for intimate gatherings. A portion

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of the 17,000sf first-floor retail space will include various fitness studios and classes. The hotel’s footprint is located on the northwest corner of the Arsenal Yards development adjacent to a parking garage that will service the hotel

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Most Creative:

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Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays:

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Optiline Enterprises, LLC Most Creative:

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Service Department 55 Harvey Road Londonderry, NH 03053 603.432.8221 603.434.8128 f


Upper Valley Office 104 Etna Road Lebanon, NH 03766 603.448.5461 603.448.7334 f

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and all of Arsenal Yards. The overall project features 250,000sf of retail space and restaurants, 200,000sf of lab space, 300 apartments, and a movie theater. The Hampton Inn & Suites is expected to open to guests in fall 2020.

DECCO, Inc.; Denron Plumbing & HVAC, LLC; EnviroVantage SIC 17 300,000 – 500,000 PERSONNEL-HOURS First: Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC Second: Metro Walls, Inc. Third: RELCO – Reilly Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC. Granite State Plumbing & Heating, LLC. SUPPLIERS First: Novel Iron Works, Inc. Second: Patriot Building Systems, LLC Third: LaValley-Middleton Building


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July 2019


Senior/Assisted Living Callahan Holds Dedication Ceremony

(l-r) Lorenzo Alexander, David Morrow and Bill Baptista, all of Callahan; Ed San Clemente, LCB Sr. Living; Anthony Vivirito, TAT Architects; and Wayne Foley, Callahan

Hingham, MA – Callahan Construction Managers celebrated the construction of The Residence at Penniman Hill, a new assisted living community in Hingham, with a dedication ceremony on June 13. The development is owned and operated by LCB Senior Living, LLC. The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT) is serving as the architecture and interior design firm. The Residence at Penniman Hill will offer 90 independent assisted and memory care living apartments for local seniors. The 90,000sf, three-story building will include studio, one-, and two-bedroom units. It will also offer a variety of amenities, including arts and engagement spaces, a beauty salon, a café and bistro, exterior planting areas and walking gardens. The property is located around the corner from the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham, providing convenient access to shops and restaurants for residents and guests. A variety of unique construction elements are being implemented on the project. The building foundation is not typically used in residential construction,

Northern New England EDI Logs 780 Accident-Free Days Manchester, NH – Exterior Designs (EDI) announced that, for 780 consecutive days and over 150,000 hours worked, the company is accident-free. That’s zero work-related injuries resulting in missed time on any Exterior Design’s job site. At EDI, safety is the No. 1 priority. Safety director Tom Kalantzis recently became a safety and health specialist through OSHA’s extensive training program. He is looking forward to continuing with his education within this field and the company has made it clear that it will support him in any way they can to keep its job sites safe.

EDI safety director, Thomas Kalantzis and VP of sales and pre-construction, Dave Anzalone

Harvey Performance Selects GC Penniman Hill elevation framing

as the team was required to account for atypical geotechnical conditions. Instead, a geopier system has been incorporated, which transfers the load of foundation footing into reinforced, aggregate piers. Construction also includes the use of light gauge structural steel instead of traditional wood-frame construction. Two distinct resident areas exist on the property. The first floor of the development will house residents with memory impairments and will also include common areas and dining spaces. The second and third floors will consist of assisted living residents as well as additional common areas, dining space and a commercial kitchen.

Rendering of a new high-tech manufacturing facility for Harvey Performance Company

Gorham, ME – Landry/French Construction, a commercial contractor of Scarborough, has been selected as construction manager for a new high-tech manufacturing facility for Harvey Performance Company. The new facility will be built at the 62-acre, former harness horse racing track on Narragansett Street in Gorham, and will replace the company’s outgrown space of its Helical Solutions Facility in the Gorham Industrial Park. The facility was designed by SMMA

of Cambridge, Mass. Phase 1 of the project will include a single-story, 76,887sf building on a 14-acre parcel with 172 parking spaces. Included in the new space will be 19,000sf of office space, 50,000sf of hightech machining space, and 10,000sf of support space. Phase 2 will add another 36,000sf and 115 parking spaces. Construction is expected to start in July and is estimated to be completed in summer 2020.

Creative Structural Solutions for a Biomedical Research Facility continued from page 32 e2 engineers designed a composite system comprised of concrete slabs on metal deck supported by rolled steel shapes. The lateral systems for the new addition are moment-resisting frames of structural steel. The depth of the framing system was limited to 12 inches to allow for the same passage of mechanical systems as the existing buildings. Adaptive thinking is crucial for renovation projects. One example of this occurred on the roofs of the 1950s-era buildings where new mechanical equipment, along with mechanical screens, predicated the need to reframe the existing roof with new structural steel framing. During construction, it was determined that the existing Tectum panels were no longer worth saving and they were replaced by all new metal roof deck.

The rigorous demands of the MEP systems required close attention to managing depth requirements while facilitating structural alterations necessary for the architectural program.

Additional area was required for mechanical equipment, but the team wanted to maintain access to the surrounding landscape. Therefore, at the northwest corner of the building, a new

underground structure was constructed to house mechanical equipment. Precast concrete panels supported by structural steel framing and cast-in-place concrete foundation walls house the equipment below, while above the lawn and patio areas are preserved for the staff and students to enjoy. When faced with any challenge, especially the complexities of existing construction, it is important to consider multiple approaches. Beyond offering solutions, this approach to problem solving can elevate the experience and performance of the project. Scott Erricson, P.E., is a principal at e2 engineers and a member of the Construction Institute.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY Architect: Centerbrook Architects General Contractor: Fortunato & Sons, Inc. Principal in Charge: Scott Erricson, P.E. Senior Engineer: Geoffrey Sandberg, P.E., S.E. MEP Engineer: Kohler Ronan


July 2019



Aldon Elec. Completes Apt. Project

Apartment Redevelopment Financed

Radius Apartments

21 East Street in North Attleborough

Boston – Boston Realty Advisors, an independently-owned real estate advisory and brokerage firm in Massachusetts, secured a $30.9 million construction loan for the ground up redevelopment of 21 East Street in North Attleborough, a Class A apartment property consisting of 193 market-rate apartment units and approximately 11,500sf of retail. The redevelopment is replacing the dilapidated L.G. Balfour Building situated within one of the two designated

North Attleborough Opportunity Zones. It is unanimously supported by the local municipality and the first Opportunity Zone development to be this far along in the Commonwealth. The transit-oriented development sits on 4.3 acres and will include a fitness facility, a new restaurant, outdoor parking, and shuttle service to multiple MBTA stations. With 193 units throughout four individual buildings, phased delivery will begin in the first quarter of 2020.

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Brighton, MA – Aldon Electric, Inc., headquartered in Weymouth, has completed electrical construction of the new six-story, 171,244sf Radius Apartments project at 530 Western Ave. in Brighton. The core and shell electrical construction project included all electrical installations for the level one parking garage, lobby, four residential floors comprised of 132 apartments, and a sixth-floor rooftop/amenity space. Aldon’s comprehensive electrical scope included installation of primary and emergency power, electrical distribution, interior and exterior lighting, and the

state-of-the-art Lutron lighting control system, a Honeywell Notifier fire alarm system, and fit-out of all residential units. The NECA Boston contractor also handled commissioning of the fire alarm system and is providing system monitoring. Tel/data installations were handled by Boxborough-based CommTract, working as a subcontractor to Aldon Electric. The project team included architect, Prellwitz Chilinksi Associates Inc., Cambridge; GC, Cranshaw Construction, Newton Lower Falls; EE, WSP, Boston; and developer, Mount Vernon Company, Boston.

July 2019


Trends and Hot Topics

A Full Suite of Services Founded in Survey Intelligence

by Michael Feldman In today’s digital world, surveying has developed into an all-encompassing discipline that includes processes for the entire real estate project lifecycle. As such, there’s a need in our profession for a full suite of geospatial services that supports a construction or restoration project throughout its entire lifespan, from due diligence and acquisition to asbuilt and long-term financing. All of the services clients need are founded in what we call “survey intelligence” – top-quality research, data collection, and technology – as well as a high level of competence that goes into the survey process. Owner clients and design professionals frequently engage the civil engineer on a team to perform the survey work on a project, since they believe it’s more

point, using services such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D laser scanning to produce a 3D model from the 2D construction plans will be required. That 3D model can be used to “walk” contractors through the project to see where all the walls, utilities, elevators, and other elements will be located. Subsequently, the work is verified with laser scanning — plus, in a process often called “clash detection”, existing models can be checked to ensure there are no points of conflict before construction

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structural plans, as well as coordinate various construction documents to provide any RFIs to the design team to verify dimensions that may not be clear. Many firms believe this is risky, however, a full-service survey firm needs to function as a partner to support the lean construction process. After working with the plans and existing models to identify any issues,

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begins. Alternatively, the client may simply need a full existing conditions survey to show all the site’s improvements and topographic features with subsurface utilities for the permitting phase. In the construction phase, it’s extremely important that the survey firm is able to reconcile the architectural and

it’s now time to go on site to lay column line control, as well as other structural and architectural elements as necessary. The next phase of the project lifecycle is the as-built phase. Whether that involves as-builts of anchor bolts and foundation elements before the steel is placed or survey work to verify that the final structure is accurately recorded, this is a necessary step. And at the conclusion of the project, there may be a need for an ALTA/NSPS land title survey that delivers all the data a client needs when acquiring long-term financing for the project.

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convenient to employ two services from the same firm. However, we’re increasingly seeing that clients need a firm with both the capacity and capability to perform every survey service that’s required during the entire project lifecycle in order to maintain consistency and accuracy throughout. That’s why it is crucial to engage a firm that can offer smart surveying services that are designed to guide each client’s development vision until it becomes a built reality. Before acquisition, a client will need a title survey for due diligence or a feasibility study within a very exact timeframe, before a deposit goes hard. Then, once the land or structure has been acquired, they will require all necessary survey data to begin the permitting process. Next, in the design phase, the client may begin coordination and virtual design and construction process (VDC). At that

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In short, there’s a need for survey firms that can create a database of everything that’s being built and what it should look like, and then lay the project out and consequently verify it again once the construction phase is completed. All real estate and development projects are a significant investment of time and resources. That’s why clients need survey firms that are capable of providing all the necessary services from beginning to end that will be accountable throughout the entire project lifecycle. Michael Feldman is the president and CEO of Feldman Land Surveyors.


July 2019


People Mazzadra Joins BVH Bloomfield, CT – BVH global manufacturing company. Integrated Services, P.C., a Mazzadra will lead all multi-disciplined consulting financial aspects of the company engineering firm, announced and will be instrumental in that Diane Mazzadra has building the firm’s financial joined the company as its first operating plans and employee chief financial officer. policies. She brings nearly 20 years of Prior to Lydall, she was the financial leadership experience Mazzadra senior manager of accounting to BVH, most recently serving for Waste Management as the manager of technical accounting and controls for Lydall, Inc., a Holdings, Inc.

CES Promotes Eric Gebrian Middletown, CT – Consulting the CES team. We are thrilled Engineering Services (CES) to promote Eric to a position of announced the promotion leadership within our company of Eric Gebrian to team and we remain excited about the leader after a brief tenure as possibilities that lie ahead,” said mechanical engineer. Mike Walsh, CES president. In his new role he will serve CES is a mechanical, as a main contact for select electrical, plumbing and fire clientele, oversee his group’s protection engineering design Geary financial performance, and firm that specializes in the design of manage project schedules and budgets. custom building systems for commercial “Eric quickly displayed his ability structures and private residences across as a driven mechanical engineer and respectful project manager when he joined the United States.

Two Join Amenta Emma Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma Architects, an architecture and interior design firm with offices in Hartford, Boston, and New York, has added two new members to its Hartford team. Alexis Hoff is a recent graduate of the University of Hartford Master of Architecture program. Her senior thesis project was awarded the 2019 Walter Harrison Thesis Award. She also received the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the Regent’s Graduate Honor Award for CETA. As an intern with Amenta Emma, she worked on space planning for the UConn Law School, and construction administration for the Weaver High School renovation/addition. She is currently working on programming/code analysis in the firm’s Senior Living studio. Kelly Johnson is a recent graduate of Endicott College. Her senior thesis project



was awarded “The Best of the Best” among the entire School of Visual & Performing Arts and will be included in the Alumni 2019 Exhibition. As an intern with Amenta Emma, she was with the Workplace Environments team on space planning and furniture layouts for the renovation of the State Office Building in Hartford, and is continuing her work with the team on space planning and construction documents for Subway.

Phelan Elected to Makepeace Board Wareham, MA – Kevin Phelan of Colliers International was elected to the A.D. Makepeace Company board of directors at its recent annual shareholders’ meeting. He has more than four decades of experience in the Boston/New England market. Phelan is co-chairman of the Colliers Boston office. He joined the firm in 1978

to create the Capital Markets group that is now one of the largest in the region. He was appointed president in 2007 and then co-chairman in 2010. Over the course of his career Phelan has been involved in several billion dollars in financings across the United States, representing all property types.

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High-Profile: People

July 2019

Edwards Joins The Davis Companies Boston – The Davis Companies, most recently serving as a Boston-based real estate Winn Development’s VP of investment and development acquisitions. In her new position firm, announced the hiring of at The Davis Companies, she Rachel Edwards as vice president will play a key role in pursuing of investments. She will be value-add, opportunistic and responsible for expanding the Opportunity Zone transactions. company’s existing multifamily Edwards currently sits investment business, targeting on the board of Real Estate Edwards opportunities in the Eastern Finance Association at the Greater U.S. with particular focus on Greater Boston Real Estate Board where she is Boston and the Northeast. also a member of the Government Affairs Edwards has more than 14 years of experience in real estate transactions, Committee.

Nickerson Adds Property Manager Boston – Nickerson Real Estate Partners announced that Lisa Rakouskas has joined the brokerage firm as a property manager. Previously, she was marketing coordinator and office administrator at ReMax Best Choice in Natick where she was responsible for managing


transaction paperwork, banking, and marketing strategy. Rakouskas currently serves as the on-site property manager at Sconset Landing, a 60-acre residential development in Hanover. Recently, she completed FEMA training for Disaster Housing Recovery Preparedness.

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ERA Hires Cobbs Foxborough, MA – Edward Rowse Architects (ERA) has hired Jessica H. Cobbs to lead its procurement department as director of marketing and business development. She is expected to be a key player in strengthening ERA’s presence in the private sector. Prior to ERA, Cobbs worked in the commercial construction side of the AEC Industry. Cobbs

CannonDesign Promotes Two Boston – CannonDesign, a global design firm, recently announced that Robert (Rob) Garra, PE, and Paul Kondrat, PE, have been promoted to co-directors of the firm’s engineering practice. They will address market growth, brand building and leadership across the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, fire protection, structural, commissioning, and lighting design service lines. Each will have individual charges, while also working together to champion integrated services and foster an inspiring work environment to generate new ideas and innovative approaches. Kondrat works out of the Boston office. In his new role, practice leadership,

Kondrat (l) and Garra

he will focus on mentoring and growing emerging professionals for future engineering leaders. Garra’s emphasis will be top-line growth and client leadership. He works out of the Buffalo, N.Y. office.

Bulfinch Receives Building Impact Award Pare Awarded Employer of the Year

Bulfinch employees (l-r): Dylan Park, analyst; Katherine Shoss, VP, director of marketing; Amanda Sather, marketing associate; and Elyse Kelley, office manager

Boston – The Bulfinch Companies, a private real estate investment, development and management firm, received the Service Leader Award from Building Impact at the annual NonGala award ceremony, held on April 24. Building Impact is a local nonprofit that intends to create stronger and more connected communities. The organization seeks to address complex social issues through volunteering, and partners with civic, business and nonprofit leaders who volunteer to affect positive social change. Bulfinch is a founding partner of the organization, participating in

programming and volunteer work since Building Impact’s inception in 2003. As a Service Leader Award winner, Bulfinch was recognized for its service to the local community, outstanding volunteerism and commitment to Building Impact’s mission. One of Bulfinch’s many philanthropic endeavors was volunteering at the Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester. Twenty-three employees equipped classrooms with supplies and collected new and gently used uniforms. In all, 61 hours were spent at the school, with $1,884 worth of goods donated.

(l-r) WTS-RI Chapter President Julie Oakley, PMP, presenting the 2019 Employer of the Year Award to Pare Corporation representatives Kevin Viveiros, P.E.; Amy Archer, P.E.; Katherine Feeney; Timothy Thomson, P.E.; Ronald Guillotte, Jr.; and Carl Adamo, P.E.

Lincoln, RI – Pare Corporation, a multidisciplinary engineering and planning firm, was awarded the 2019 Employer of the Year Award recognizing the firm’s commitment to the advancement of women in the transportation industry, by the Rhode Island chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). Pare has been a member of the Rhode Island chapter of WTS since its founding in 2006. Pare’s Amy Archer nominated the

firm to receive this honor. As one of the 18 female engineers and science-based professionals at Pare, she elaborated, “I was proud to nominate Pare as this year’s WTS-Rhode Island Employer of the Year. Pare has always acknowledged professional development, networking, and involvement in professional societies as important components of the growth of engineers. Pare’s support for the WTS-RI chapter since its inception and for the women involved has always been strong.”


July 2019


Calendar NAIOP MA

ASM Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts

July 15 24th Annual Golf Tournament The International Golf Club, Bolton, MA Enjoy a full day of golf, friends and prizes! Highlights include two scenic championship courses side by side, same tee time for all players (10 a.m.), stateof-the-art clubhouse, BBQ lunch on the course, all players together for reception and dinner, recognition of 2019 ASM Scholarship winners, over $70,000 in prizes & gifts, $50,000 cash for hole-inone, and a raffle to benefit ASM’s 2018 Scholarship Program.

ISPE Boston July 16 Young Professionals Red Sox Game and Social Bullpen Kitchen + Tap, Boston, MA Join the ISPE Boston Area Chapter Young Professionals to cheer on the Boston Red Sox! We will be convening at Bullpen Kitchen + Tap beginning at 5 PM for ticket pickup, as well as some pre-game food and drinks. The game is against the Toronto Blue Jays and starts at 7:10 pm.

July 17 Seaport By Foot: A NAIOP Summer Walking Tour ShowPlace ICON Theater, Boston, MA Join NAIOP for a walking tour through the Seaport to see the newest projects in the neighborhood, including a look at infrastructure, public and green spaces, as well as a preview of what is still to come. Following the tour, there will be networking and drinks at Cisco Brewery hosted by WS Development.

SMPS Boston July 18 Summer Social (Members only) Tia’s Waterfront, Boston, MA See and be seen while you network with industry peers at our new venue. Enjoy great views of the harbor while you sip on our signature SMPS cocktail or a beverage from the open bar! Nosh on some appetizers, enter to win raffle prizes, and simply kick back, relax, and have a little fun as the Boston Chapter celebrates our members and corporate sponsors.

Promoting the Mechanical Contracting Industry for

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





July 18 Western Region Networking Reception Blackback Pub, Waterbury, VT Come meet with industry peers, enjoy great food and beverages, help recognize ABC Leadership program participants, and understand opportunities to support your business success. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your business relationships and hear from the graduates of the Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) class held in Vermont.

July 22 Annual Golf Classic 2019 The Cape Club of Sharon, Sharon, RI Be part of an exciting day of golf and camaraderie AND gain visibility for your firm! Contests, prizes, good food & good friends! Deluxe cookout immediately following golf.



July 22 Annual Golf Outing Tumblebrook Country Club Bloomfield, CT

July 18 Future Leaders Waterclub Marina Bay, Quincy, MA


SMPS CT July 19 Ronald McDonald House of CT Meal Program Ronald McDonald House of CT, New Haven, CT SMPS Connecticut is supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut, and is looking for a maximum of 12 volunteers to help prepare dinner at the House. The House provides a “home away from home” for families of critically ill children and the Meal Program provides a much needed service to these families who don’t often have the time, funds, or energy to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal. This event/contribution will be in honor of the Claytor Family.

July 30 2019 90 Minute MBA Event Red-Thread, Boston, MA To succeed in today’s marketplace, design professionals must have a strong business foundation to survive and thrive. This seminar will empower you by offering insights into how a firm is created, managed and sustained as well as what role you can play in your firm’s success. The instructor is Jim Kimball, a co-founding principal of Phase Zero Design.



Chapter August 1 Brews with Builders III Networking Haynes Outdoor Living, Seymour, CT

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High-Profile: Hey Heidi

July 2019


Hey Heidi

Q: A:

 hat types of water W repellants can be used for concrete masonry construction? - Water And Leakage Are Controlled Everlastingly

Dear WALACE, Keeping masonry structures leak free takes a “belt and suspenders” type of approach. Most importantly is flashing and weep details, and proper crack control using control joints and joint reinforcement to mitigate shrinkage cracks. In addition to these strategies, there are two general types of water repellents for CMUs; surface treatments and integral water repellents. Surface treatments or water repellent coatings are applied to the exterior side of the wall after construction. In addition to increased water repellency they can also improve the stain resistance of the wall and help with the cleaning of graffiti. Integral water repellents (IWR) work differently, as they are admixtures included in CMU



mix during the manufacturing process. The inclusion of IWR allows the concrete masonry unit to repel water throughout the matrix of the block. Performing a water droplet test on a CMU (referenced in NCMA TEK 19-01) for a CMU both with and without IWR shows a drastic difference in the water repellency characteristics of the unit. Integral water repellent is important to be included in architectural CMU, exposed to the weather. It is also very important for the mortar to also contain integral water repellent. If not, the mortar joints can become a pathway for water. Using all of these strategies will ensure that your concrete masonry walls remain leak free everlastingly! Heidi Jandris, BArch, is 3rd generation, Technical Resource and Sustainability Manager at A. Jandris & Sons. For concrete masonry questions, email heidi@ajandris.com or tweet @heidiAJS. For more technical Q & A, visit Heidi’s site, http://ajandris.com/hey-heidi/


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