Construction Design & Engineering

Anchor Line, Northwood and Gilbane celebrate topping off of 60 First St. in Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA Anchor Line Partners, LLC and partner Northwood Investors, LLC have completed a construction milestone for 60 First St. The team celebrated the topping off– placing the last steel beam atop the two-story addition

Margulies Perruzzi’s Maggio earns WELL AP

Boston, MA According to Margulies Perruzzi (MP), senior interior designer Lauren Maggio, NCIDQ, IIDA has earned her WELL Accredited Professional (AP) accreditation. Developed by Green Building Certification Inc.

Samuels & Associates achieves milestone on Parcel 12 Air Rights project

Boston, MA With more than 150 pieces – 520 tons – of steel and precast concrete planks now stretched across the Massachusetts Turnpike (Mass Pike/I-90), the city’s first air rights project in over 40 years has now bridged across eight lanes of highway and two railroad tracks.

Wise Construction completes new entrance and elevator for CHA Everett Hospital

Everett, MA CHA Everett Hospital, one of two Cambridge Health Alliance acute care hospitals, can be found just north of Boston. To improve the hospital’s wayfinding and access to the main lobby, CHA awarded Wise Construction the addition and renovation project

Dellbrook|JKS and 2Life Communities break ground on J.J. Carroll redevelopment

Brighton, MA Dellbrook|JKS, 2Life Communities, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), Mass Design Group, and officials along with mayor Michelle Wu, celebrated the groundbreaking of a new John J. Carroll Apartments.

NEI General Contracting completes construction on Mary D. Stone Apts.

Auburn, MA NEI General Contracting has completed the Mary D. Stone Apartments, a mixed-income community with 55 units for seniors 62 and older located at 10 Church St. for Pennrose. A grand opening ceremony was held on May 5th.

DPS Group and TRIA congratulate CRISPR Therapeutics on ISPE Facility of the Year Award

Framingham, MA DPS Group, a privately-owned, global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) firm, and design affiliate TRIA, a partner-led architecture firm, congratulate CRISPR Therapeutics for being selected as the 2022 Facility of the Year Awards

BOND Building receives Project Achievement Award for Brockton Department of Unemployment Assistance Building

Brockton, MA BOND Building Construction, Inc. was named the recipient of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) New England Chapter Project Achievement Award for their construction of the new Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) building.

Talacko retires from Hancock Associates

Danvers, MA According to Hancock Associates, Vaclav (Vasek) Talacko, PE has retired from the firm. Talacko had been with Hancock for nearly 40 years.

Don’t miss the mark: Mechanical insulation is critical in value engineering - by Jim Lister

When value engineering a new project, we consider many factors. However, some contractors underestimate the importance of proper mechanical insulation in optimizing an investment. In short-sighted (so-called) “value engineering,” some may instead cut down on critical insulation