Construction Design & Engineering

Vaida named senior project manager at DMS design

Beverly MA Mariana Vaida, LEED AP has joined DMS design, llc as a senior project manager. Vaida brings a wealth of architectural and interior design expertise from over 35 years of experience with project management and construction administration, and is the recipient of numerous design awards. In addition, she is the founder of PV+M LLC, a real estate development and design firm specializing in the renovation of historical homes on Boston’s North Shore. 

SLAM incorporates 1960s design into Fairfield Univ. residence hall

Fairfield, CT The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) completed the design and planning for the new 65,000 s/f, living/learning residence hall, 42 Langguth Hall, accommodating students primarily in the Ignatian Leadership Residential College. Gilbane, Inc. provided the construction services. SLAM designed the building to provide durable, energy efficient construction with an aesthetic complementary to the existing residential buildings on the residential quad.

RODE strengthens leadership team with associate appointments

Boston, MA RODE Architects has promoted five of its team members to associate. Promotions include: Mike Delle-Fave, AIA, LEED AP has been with RODE since 2014. He brings more than a dozen years of experience to the firm and has dedicated himself to teaching within the firm and at local colleges. DelleFave strives to support the creative energy of the office and fosters collaborative connections across the studio. Key projects he has been involved in include Dorchester Brewing Co., The Flats on Savin,

South Coast Improvement completes $13m phase at Atria Stamford

Stamford, CT South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) finished the final phase of renovations at the Atria Stamford senior living facility located at 77 3rd St. The company began the $13 million project in summer 2017 and completed in August 2018. The project featured the renovation of 137 resident room renovations at this high-rise, assisted living facility. This included the conversion of common space areas into two luxury penthouse apartments with an outside terrace decking system.

Kaplan Construction begins work on 25-unit JFK Crossing - a five-story, 42,000 s/f mixed-use building at 420 Harvard St.

Brookline, MA Kaplan Construction has started construction on JFK Crossing, a five-story, 42,000 s/f  mixed-use building at 420 Harvard St. being developed by Aura Properties LLC. Kaplan is responsible for demolition and construction management for the project, which was designed by Embarc Studio.

Gregsak joins Acella Construction as project superintendent

Atkinson, NH John Gregsak has joined Acella Construction Corp. as a project superintendent. In this role, he manages all field activities, coordinates schedules and delivers quality product within defined timetable constraints.

Caritas Communities breaks ground on O’Connor Way

South Boston, MA Caritas Communities broke ground on 46 units of affordable housing for seniors at 5 O’Connor Way. Caritas Communities was joined by mayor Martin Walsh and others, including officials of the Boston Housing Authority, the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corp., which under the leadership of Donna Brown is a partner with Caritas on the project on land donated by the Housing Authority.

Landry/French Construction opens Portsmouth, N.H. location

Portsmouth, NH Landry/French Construction has expanded into New Hampshire, 1950 Lafayette Rd.  The expansion is part of the company’s strategic plan and an important step in their continued growth. The new office will allow the company to better service existing clients throughout the state, while cultivating new relationships. The company is currently servicing several clients in New Hampshire, including Bangor Savings Bank, Cross Insurance, and Memorial Hospital. 

DPS Group’s Struble named to board of directors of International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering Boston chapter

Boston, MA Tom Struble, CQV senior project manager at DPS Group, has been selected as a new board of directors member of the Boston chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). An active member since 2011, he has served mostly with the product show planning committee, working in many capacities focusing on education and event exhibitors, culminating in chairing the committee the past two years.

Belitz assumes CEO position at Tighe & Bond

Westfield, MA Tighe & Bond kicked off the new year with a new president and chief executive officer. Robert Belitz assumed the firm’s top leadership position on January 1, becoming Tighe & Bond’s ninth leader in its 108-year history. Belitz, who has more than 25 years of experience, joined Tighe & Bond more than four years ago as the chief financial officer.