Construction Design & Engineering

Preconstruction key to balancing economics and sustainability in multifamily development - by Benjamin Goldfarb

In the multifamily sector, developers are recognizing the importance of planning early for project sustainability – which can yield significant savings in operational costs down the line. The industry is trending towards high-performing, energy-efficient buildings, reinforced by new energy code requirements,

MassDevelopment sells 33.2 acres to GFI - plans to build 200,000 s/f project

Grafton, MA MassDevelopment has sold a 33.2-acre parcel at 124 Westboro Rd., formerly part of the state-owned Grafton State Hospital, to GFI Partners. The real estate company plans to build two buildings, totaling 200,000 s/f,

Columbia appoints Gallant chief operating officer

North Reading, MA Columbia has appointed Shawn Gallant to the newly established chief operating officer role. Gallant, a 23 year veteran of the firm, most recently served as senior vice president.

Ask the Electrician: Six elements to consider when designing a lighting control system

Lighting control systems can significantly enhance the functionality, aesthetics, and safety of a building. While offering a variety of benefits such as energy savings, improved comfort, and increased safety, these systems require careful design considerations to ensure they meet the specific needs of each project.

Kaplan Construction earns ABC National’s Excellence in Construction Award for Trust Early Learners in Brookline

Brookline, MA According to Kaplan Construction, their work on Trust Early Learners has earned the company a national Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Award, presented during the annual Associated Builders and Contractors National Convention in Orlando, Fla. on March 14.

ABC Massachusetts won’t stop fighting discriminatory Springfield project labor agreement

Last month I reported that the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission had withstood an all-out push from construction unions and their political allies and put its $350 million West Parish Water Treatment Plant project out to bid without a union-only project labor agreement (PLA). Sadly, the victory was fleeting. On March 18 the Commission added a PLA to the project via an addendum.<

ASM message from the CEO: It has been a great start to 2024

>It is officially spring, so hopefully, the warm weather will be right around the corner. It has been a great start to 2024 at ASM, with programming that has received significant attention and attendance. Thanks again to our Young Professional group for organizing a great networking event at Puttshack in Boston

ARCO establishes life science & advanced
manufacturing division

Boston, MA ARCO National Construction, an industry-leading design-build general contractor, has established ARCO Life Science & Advanced Manufacturing, a specialized division committed to delivering comprehensive, turnkey design and construction solutions tailored specifically for clients in the life science and advanced manufacturing sectors.

Maugel completes imaging suite for
UMass Memorial in Milford

Milford, MA Maugel DeStefano Architects has completed a design-build project with F.W. Madigan at UMass Memorial in Milfford. The scope included the renovation of a partially occupied 4,900 s/f space into an outpatient vascular imaging suite. The updates included a new c-arm

The Davis Cos., TOCCI, and RODE Architects celebrate Women in Construction Week

Brighton, MA On March 6, The Davis Companies (Davis), TOCCI, and RODE Architects came together at 1515 Commonwealth Ave. to celebrate Women in Construction Week. The event featured speakers from each of the project partners discussing their career paths