High-Profile: Facilities Development News
Monument Dedicated to Engineers Boston - Pressley Associates, a Cambridge-based landscape DUFKLWHFWXUHDQGXUEDQGHVLJQĂ€UP announced the dedication of the Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership at Northeastern University. NU President Joseph E. Aoun hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for this interactive hightech monument of moving digital images on LED screens and photo tributes to engineering leaders including Bernard Marshall (â€œBerQLHÂľ *RUGRQ With more than 200 inventions to his credit, including the high-speed analog-to-digital converter, the instant imaging computer-aided tomography scanner Digital Doppler Radar, and the worldâ€™s Ă€UVW VROLGVWDWH [UD\ JHQHUDWRU Gordon endowed the universityâ€™s Gordon Engineering Leadership Program with $20 million. Situated on the pathway be- Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership tween the universityâ€™s Snell Engineering Center and Egan Research ern University Veteransâ€™ Memorial. Center, the Gordon Tributeâ€™s surrounding These are the latest in a series of plaza was designed by Pressley landscape Northeastern campus landscape improvearchitect Matt Latimer with a grayscale ments designed by Pressley, which replaced paving pattern evocative of electron paths many of the campusâ€™ asphalt-paved roads around an atom or moon orbits around a and parking lots with curved brick pedestriplanet, inlaid in a red brick pavement. an walks, greenspaces, granite-curbed tree/ Ergonomic stainless steel benches Ă RZHUSODQWHUVDQGWKHODQGPDUN.UHQW]provide viewing seats for the monument. It man Quadrangle on Huntington Avenue. is down a path from Pressleyâ€™s Northeast-
New Mass. Projects for GEI Boston - GEI Consultants, Inc. is providing various consulting engineering services for the design and construction of a green bus maintenance facility located at Logan International Airport in East Boston. The 72,000sf facility will be located in the north service area of the airport and will LQFOXGH RIĂ€FH PDLQWHQDQFH DQG VWRUDJH VSDFHIRUWKHĂ HHWRIEXVHVXVHGIRURSHUDtions at the airport. GEI performed an environmental asVHVVPHQW DQG JHRWHFKQLFDO Ă€HOG LQYHVWLJDtion of the site; designed a foundation that consisted of spread footings on existing site soils improved with controlled-moduluscolumns; and evaluated and approved a
contractor proposed value-engineering alternative to support the facility on spread footings over site soils improved with rammed aggregate piers. Currently, GEI is providing construction oversight for this project. GEI also was selected to be part of the program management team engaged by Massport for review of design-build project improvements to the Runway Safety Area (RSA) at the end of Runway 33L at Boston-Logan International Airport. The proposed improvements are required to enhance the RSA, to the extent feasible, to be consistent with the Federal Aviation Administrationâ€™s current airport design criteria for RSA.
Bomco to Build New Facility Gloucester, MA - MassDevelopment has issued a $4 million tax-exempt bond, purchased by TD Bank, on behalf of Bomco, Inc., a manufacturing company located in Gloucester, which produces sheet metal fabrications for jet engines, industrial gas turbines, and land and marine turbines. The company will use bond proceeds to build an 18,000sf manufacturing facility on Bomcoâ€™s current property, which contains 52,000sf of production space, and to purchase equipment for EDM drilling, vacuum furnace heat treating and EUD]LQJDQGDLUĂ RZDQDO\VLV7KHVHFDSDbilities will vertically integrate the production process to improve turnaround time to customers. The company expects the proj-
ect will create 10 to 15 jobs. â€œGloucester is best known for its Ă€VKLQJ LQGXVWU\ EXW %RPFR H[HPSOLĂ€HV the commonwealthâ€™s success in another VHFWRU DGYDQFHG PDQXIDFWXULQJÂľ VDLG MassDevelopment president and CEO Marty Jones. â€œFrom predevelopment WKURXJK SHUPDQHQW Ă€QDQFLQJ 0DVV'Hvelopment supports Massachusetts manufacturers. Weâ€™re pleased to provide access WR WKLV ORZFRVW Ă€QDQFLQJ IRU %RPFRÂˇV H[SDQVLRQÂľ Bomco began in 1958 in a small garage, refurbishing wire spools. Presently, the companyâ€™s products include industrial gas turbine combustors, intake center bodies, and various internal jet engine components.
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