Fulcrum Assocs. makes progress on BAE Systems Manchester project

July 17, 2020 - Construction Design & Engineering

Manchester, NH Fulcrum Associates was selected to manage the construction of BAE Systems’ new location, enabling one of the largest aerospace and defense technology companies to establish operations. BAE Systems’ location consists of two four-story buildings that will be used to support the company’s electronic warfare programs.

The facility, located at 3000 Goffs Falls Rd., was built approximately 40 years ago and requires renovations to both buildings and a new parking lot. Renovations are being made to the East building of the facility first.

“Expanding BAE Systems’ New Hampshire presence into Manchester will have an immense impact on the community,” said Jeffrey Luter, president of Fulcrum. “We are proud to support this initiative and continue our partnership with BAE Systems, which has a worldwide influence on the technology-led aerospace and defense industry.” Fulcrum was selected by BAE Systems through a request for proposal process in February of last year and began pre-construction planning last spring. Fulcrum has previously completed several projects for BAE Systems and was awarded the BAE Systems Partner2Win Supplier of the Year Award in 2017.

The project team for the BAE Systems Manchester includes Fulcrum Assocs. (construction manager), Lavallee Brensinger Architects (architecture), Foley Buhl Roberts & Assocs. (structural engineering), Hayner Swanson Inc. (civil engineering), Fitzemeyer & Tocci Assocs. (MEP engineering), Granite State Plumbing & Heating (mechanical design assist), and Interstate Electrical Services (electrical design assist).

The team at Fulcrum Associates has expanded over the past year to support the company’s continued steady growth and specifically to support several large-scale projects throughout New England, including the BAE Systems Manchester project.

Dave Henderson

Fulcrum hired Dave Henderson in December, one of seven strategic hires made last year, as a senior project manager to manage the team through the remainder of the BAE Systems Manchester project. 

Henderson has more than 17 years of experience in corporate, historical and academic/institution construction, managing projects that have ranged upwards of $153 million. 

Henderson joined from Erland in Burlington, Mass., and Windover Construction in Manchester, Mass. prior to joining Fulcrum. Henderson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

“BAE Systems’ collaboration with Fulcrum Associates on this project will help us create a state-of-the-art facility well equipped for current and future demands,” said Ray Brousseau, vice president and deputy general manager of BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector. “Our new location in Manchester will strengthen our workforce and improve our ability to deliver high-quality, trusted products to meet our commitments to our customers.”

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