Construction Design & Engineering

Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts takes measures to address opioid crisis

Boston, MA The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA), convened a summit in late January 2019 at the Westin Copley Hotel, to address the devastating impact of the opioid crisis on the commercial construction industry. The 170-plus representatives from construction management and general contracting firms

Mayor Walsh’s City Academy training program celebrates first graduates

Boston, MAThe city of Boston celebrated the first graduates of mayor Martin Walsh’s City Academy training program during a ceremony at historic Faneuil Hall.  City Academy is an initiative to provide job training for city residents from underserved communities, allowing them to maximize

Landry/French Construction completes Verrill Dana’s office renovation

Portland, ME Landry/French Construction has completed significant renovations at Verrill Dana’s offices at One Portland Sq. in the downtown. Verrill Dana’s offices occupy the top four floors overlooking the Old Port and Casco Bay. The 64,000 s/f, multi-floor renovation was completed in 10 phases over a period of 20 months. 

Fulcrum receives “Excellence in Construction” awards for Northeast Delta Dental Stadium and Copper Door Restaurant

Amherst, NH Fulcrum Associates was awarded two Excellence in Construction awards from the New Hampshire and Vermont chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC). Fulcrum was recognized for renovations completed at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester and the construction

Shepley Bulfinch names three new principals: Noble, Rainey and Waltz

Boston, MA Shepley Bulfinch has named three new principals to the firm, Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP, Alison Rainey, AIA, and Chris Waltz, AIA, LEED AP. For Waltz and Noble, it marks a return to the firm after eight years at Steffian Bradley Architects where their work was focused 

Metro Walls to install exterior prefab trusses at Lowell Catholic High School

Lowell, MA Metro Walls, Inc. has been selected to construct all of the exterior framing and high-impact drywall for the 11,600 s/f Lowell Catholic High School slated to open this spring.  Metro Walls chose Atlantic Prefab to build the specialty trusses. 

O’Hearne Assocs. and Deslandes Const. complete BETA Group’s new corporate headquarters

Lincoln, RI BETA Group, Inc., a leading New England engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm, relocated its corporate headquarters to 701 George Washington Hwy. BETA’s new office is a mile from its previous location, its larger size allows space to accommodate the firm’s growing number of employees.

OSHA’s new standard for confined spaces in construction - by Jason Rogers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published standards governing Confined Spaces in Construction (29 C.F.R. 1926, Subpart AA) (“Confined Spaces Standards”), to provide added protections to employees performing work in confined spaces. Specifically, spaces (a) large enough for a worker to enter with

Brenner joins Tighe & Bond

Westwood, MA Brian Brenner, PE has joined Tighe & Bond, Inc. as a principal bridge engineer in its building services business line. He has 36 years of experience in highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, and value engineering for large highway and transit projects. Brenner will serve Tighe & Bond’s clients

Charles Construction builds 5,000 s/f USA Ninja Challenge sports complex

North Andover, MA Charles Construction Company Inc. has recently completed the tenant build-out for USA Ninja Challenge, located at 27 Charles St.  The 5,000 s/f sports complex features dozens of interchangeable obstacles that will challenge children and