Construction Design & Engineering

Lauring Construction awarded contract to build a new eight building residential campus for Amego Inc.

Franklin, MA Lauring Construction has been selected by Amego Inc. to construct eight new buildings in a campus setting at 724 Washington St. Construction will be completed by fall of 2021.  Amego is committed to supporting people living with autism and other developmental disabilities at home, school, work, and as members of their families and communities. Founded in 1971 by the Sangree Stokes family, Amego continues to serve its very first student and the first adult diagnosed with autism to receive state funding in Massachusetts.

Allen & Major, in partnership with Wood Partners, provide design and construction for ALTA Clara at the Fells

Stoneham, MA Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (A&M) in partnership with Wood Partners, provided landscape architectural design and construction support for ALTA Clara at the Fells, a 261-unit multi-family located in Stoneham, MA adjacent to the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Resort inspired landscape amenities to include a zero-entrance heated saltwater pool, with an associated cabana outbuilding that features gas grills, a custom outdoor kitchen area, bar and TV watching area, outdoor showers, and restrooms.

The anatomy of a passive building - by Chris Girard & Ed Smith

For those looking to achieve the highest degree of energy efficiency, there is no higher standard than passive construction. While this specialized approach to building was first pioneered in the U.S. during the energy crisis of the 1970’s, it was among Passive Home Builders in Germany that the five building-science principles behind Passive Construction were further refined, and where its rigorous energy efficiency qualifications were strictly formalized.

Proactive behavioral health for construction and trades - by Debra Wein

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and about 50% of people are diagnosed with a mental health illness or disorder within their lifetime.

Margulies Perruzzi completes United Way’s new headquarters

Boston, MA Margulies Perruzzi (MP), one of New England’s most innovative architectural and interior design firms, has completed a new 9,595 s/f headquarters in the Seaport District for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. The updated space is designed to allow for flexibility to maximize the usability of the space available. The suite at 9 Channel Center utilized movable walls between all conference rooms, allowing for reconfiguration depending on need, maximizing square footage.

Miller Dyer Spears to complete work on new Braintree Middle School

Braintree, MA Miller Dyer Spears (MDS) is currently working with the town to create a new middle school for 800 students in grades 5–8, replacing the existing South Middle School. The project is part of Braintree Public Schools’ plan to relieve overcrowding in the town’s elementary schools by integrating fifth grade into the middle schools. 

Hilco Redevelopment Partners names Schrock to new role as senior vice president – mixed-use dev.

Boston, MA Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP), the real estate development unit of Hilco Global, has appointed Melissa Schrock to the newly-created position of senior vice president – mixed-use development. Schrock joins HRP’s executive team to lead the firm’s expansion into the urban mixed-use development space. In this important role, she will have responsibility for the management of several exciting projects currently underway, including L Street Station in Boston, and Campus Bay in San Francisco, among other significant projects throughout the country.

ABC’s Gould Construction Institute continues to provide - by Joseph Camilo

In the midst of the pandemic, it’s not easy to provide the training young people need to access lucrative construction careers. But ABC’s Gould Construction Institute (GCI) is rising to the occasion in these unprecedented times. When you look at responses from a recent survey of Gould students, it’s easy to see why a growing number of young men and women are looking to construction.

What’s next for construction? - by Michael McDonagh

>A few years ago, ASM held our first Construction Summit and it was completely online. The one-day program was broken into three segments held over the course of the day. After all, who has time to sit on a Zoom meeting for three straight hours? Most of the panelists and presenters focused on what everyone is wondering about, especially contractors: where is the construction industry heading in the next year to two years?

Timberline Construction completes 25,252 s/f fit-out at Tatte Commissary

South Boston, MA According to Timberline Construction, they have completed the 25,252 s/f commissary fit-out of the new Tatte Boston Commissary located at 60 Old Colony Ave. Working with Tatte and Answers Inc., Timberline successfully coordinated a complete fit-out of this industrial warehouse building to create new baking facilities and a small café.