Construction Design & Engineering

CTA Construction celebrates dedication at Hurld-Wyman School

Woburn, MA CTA Construction Managers joined the town, community stakeholders, faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the official dedication of the new Hurld-Wyman Elementary School located at 39 Wyman St. The 71,000 s/f elementary school is the result of extensive planning and is designed and built to foster a strong sense of community among students. It features nearly two dozen classrooms, art and music

Colantonio hires Patel, Bracci and Tzivanis

Holliston, MA Colantonio Inc. has hired senior estimator Avni Patel, assistant project manager Jonathan Bracci and marketing coordinator/contract administrator Hannah Tzivanis. Patel brings more than three decades of industry experience on a wide range of public and private projects. Patel earned a BS in Structural Engineering from the University of Baroda, India, and has worked in preconstruction for most his career with former employers Consigli, Suffolk and Skanska. 

Jozokos designs renovation for 52 room Lowell Legacy Hotel

Lowell, MA Preservation of a registered historic landmark located at 207 Market St. has begun following completion of pre-development funding for the Lowell Legacy Hotel. The funding was arranged by the Cherrytree Group. “The new Lowell Legacy Hotel will contain 52 guest rooms as well as banquet facilities,” said Tim Grover, executive vice president of Madison Security Group.

Guinee of Aetna Fire Alarm elected chair of Mass. Board of State Examiners of Electricians

Boston, MA Kathleen Guinee, principal of Aetna Fire Alarm Service Co., Inc. was elected Chair of the Mass. Board of State Examiners of Electricians (BSEE). She is the first woman to serve the Commonwealth in this position.  Guinee was originally appointed to the BSEE by governor Deval Patrick in August 2008 as the systems contractor designee. Each board member serves three-year appointments, and Guinee has been reappointed four times. She served as vice chair of the BSEE for three years prior to her new position as chair.

Project of the Month: Connolly Brothers completes 93,000 s/f build-to-suit for KROHNE NAFTA corporate headquarters

Beverly, MA In September 2018, KROHNE Inc cut the ribbon at their new NAFTA corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility at 55 Cherry Hill Dr. KROHNE turned to Connolly Brothers to design and construct a modern facility that satisfied their vision of a corporate campus with a 73,000 s/f manufacturing building connected via elevated link to a 20,000 s/f office building.

Geaudreau of Hancock Assocs. receives Professional Engineer license

Chelmsford, MA Brian Geaudreau, a project manager and associate at Hancock Associates passed the professional engineering exam and is now a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Massachusetts. Geaudreau has over eight years of experience at Hancock Associates and a proven track record in all aspects of land development from conceptual design to permitting, construction through as-built certification. His expertise ranges from single-family residential subdivisions to high-density mixed-use projects for both the public and private sector. This expertise includes design and compliance for

Seven staff members become Sanborn Head shareholders

Concord, NH Sanborn Head has named seven new shareholders in the firm.  “By purchasing Sanborn Head stock, these leaders are investing in their own careers,” said Barret Cole, president and chief operating officer. “They are also investing in the future success of the company.”  • Russell Abell, P.G., LSP, leads Sanborn Head’s industrial practice area. His work specializes in contaminant hydrogeology, contaminant fate and transport including chlorinated volatile organics (CVOCs), petroleum VOCs, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), litigation support, and transactional due diligence. 

The Marr Companies adds two to senior management positions

Boston, MA Jeffrey Marr Jr. has been promoted to vice president, business development for The Marr Companies. For the past year Marr Jr. has been serving as manager of business development, a new position established at Marr Scaffolding Company at the end of 2017.  Prior to that, Marr Jr. served as the aerial lift & swing stage sales representative / project manager for the Greater Boston and Cambridge area. He started with Marr Scaffolding Co. in 2008 as operations coordinator. 

Golden joins The Davis Companies as vice president of development

Boston, MA The Davis Companies has hired Rickie Golden as vice president of development. In this position, Golden will focus on permitting efforts for several Boston development projects. Golden, who has over 10 years of experience in pre-development work, permitting, zoning and development, had previously been the president of JECSP, a spin-off company of Corcoran Jennison Cos., where she created/sourced three potential off-market, complex, large-scale projects in Boston, totaling $3 billion and 230 acres. Prior to Corcoran, Golden worked for Continental Ventures Realty in New York and for The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Chairman’s message: The Year Ahead - by Karl Hudson

It is my honor and privilege to serve as chair of ABC Massachusetts as we enter the new year.  I’d like to start by acknowledging the hard work and dedication of outgoing chair John Anderson, as well as president and CEO Greg Beeman and the entire staff, who work diligently on behalf of our members.   We are in the midst of a five-year strategic plan that includes three primary goals: Workforce development, membership development and legislative effectiveness.  And I’m happy to say that we have made significant progress on each of them.