Construction Design & Engineering

MHAI hires Peronace as a senior structural engineer

Branford, CT Michael Horton Associates, Inc. (MHAI) has hired Luigi Peronace as a senior structural engineer. Peronace brings over 13 years of project management, structural engineering and construction administration experience on various commercial, institutional and multi-family residential projects. Over the course of his career, he has completed a broad range of inspection and design work including the renovation of higher education and healthcare facilities and the rehabilitation of public bridges and tunnels.

WB Engineers+Consultants present webinar on repositioning buildings into a lab

Boston, MA Repositioning office buildings into laboratory/life sciences spaces is a growing market and there are a lot of questions about how to do this. WB Engineers+Consultants’ managing principal and life sciences practice leader, Raymond Doyle, along with principal, Fran Coffey, presented a live webinar “Repositioning Your Building to a Lab,” to answer some of these questions. During this webinar, they broke down the complexities that arise in MEP/FP design when a building owner is turning their office space into a laboratory.

NEI GC completes Whittier Choice Neighborhood Phase 1A

Roxbury, MA NEI General Contracting has completed the Whittier Choice Neighborhood Phase 1A for Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH). Located at 100 Cabot St., Phase 1A involved the demolition and removal of the existing Whittier Street Apartments to make way for the new construction of 92 rental units ranging from one, two, and three-bedrooms in both apartments and townhomes.

Consigli Construction launches energy division - to be lead by Viswanathan

Milford, MA As organizations are making carbon reduction commitments, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has launched its new energy division with the addition of Kailash Viswanathan, CEM, LEED AP as director of energy. Arch Energy, a division of Consigli Construction Co., Inc. will help clients meet their goals in shifting towards the adoption of healthy, smart, high-performance buildings, low-carbon infrastructure and deep energy retrofits.

Charles Construction Co. assists Northeast Dermatology in expansion

Salem, MA Charles Construction Company Inc. assists Northeast Dermatology Associates with an expansion of three back-to-back projects throughout the Northshore area. The expansion totaled over $1 million in construction costs and provided Northeast Dermatology with over 12,000 s/f of a new state-of-the-art, additional clinic space.  “The three projects for Northeast Dermatology went exceptionally smooth, all three projects were delivered on schedule, and there was not a single change order issued for any of the projects

Shawmut installs largest single span glass panel at Herb Chambers

Boston, MA Shawmut Design and Construction celebrated a milestone in its Herb Chambers Jaguar Land Rover project, which is expected to open April 2021. The project team safely and successfully installed some of the largest single span glass panels in the city on the four-story, 200,000 s/f building.  Partnering closely with Salem Glass Company, the Shawmut team installed 20 insulated glass units–each 8 feet wide, 27 feet tall, and more than 1.5 inches thick–over the course of five days.

City Point Partners wins award for MassArt Art Museum project

Boston, MA City Point Partners, a program management firm of renovation and higher education projects, provided owner’s project management services for the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), a winner of the Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter, Building Renovation Project of the Year award for projects greater than $20 million. The newly renovated building is a reconstruction of the 25,275 s/f Bakalar and Paine Galleries within the South Building at MassArt, originally constructed in 1906.

Ribeiro joins MDS/Miller Dyer Spears Inc. as senior research and laboratory architect

Boston, MA MDS/Miller Dyer Spears Inc., an architecture, planning, and interior design firm, welcomed Alvaro Ribeiro, AIA to the firm as senior research and laboratory architect.  Ribeiro contributes more than 20 years of architectural and project management experience in core and shell design, building repositioning, and base building lab conversions serving life science, medical device, and technology clients in New England’s thriving science and technology industry.

October is Careers in Construction Month - by Joseph Camilo

All of you are well aware of the presidential election coming up on November 3rd. But I bet that a far smaller number know that October is Careers in Construction Month. The confluence of these two events provides a reminder of just how big a role construction plays in the national economy. In recent years, the focus in our industry has been on trying to find enough qualified employees to meet booming demand. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has paused that narrative, it hasn’t stopped it.

Nauset completes 907 Main - a boutique hotel in Central Sq.

Cambridge, MA Nauset Construction completed the transformation of the historic 1870 Whitney, Lucretia and Henry Building into a 67-key boutique luxury hotel located in Central Sq. 907 Main developers Sean Casey, LLC and Hay Creek Hotels hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 23rd to celebrate its opening with city, neighborhood and business representatives in attendance, including city manager Louie De Pasquale, police commissioner Branville Bard, and Mike Monestime, executive director of the Central Sq. BID.