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Windover completes marine biotechnology research center

Gloucester, MA Windover Construction completed construction of a biotechnology laboratory and office building at 417 Main St. Owned and operated by Back Shore LLC, the 18,500 s/f facility is situated within the designated port area of the town’s historic waterfront and will be dedicated to tenants focused on marine research uses.

Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities unveils first-of-its-kind HouseZero lab and prototype

Cambridge, MA The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has completed HouseZero, the retrofitting of its headquarters in a pre-1940s building into an ambitious living-laboratory and an energy-positive prototype for ultra-efficiency that will help to understand buildings in new ways. The design of HouseZero has been driven by radically ambitious performance targets from the outset...

2019 CAI Legislative Action Committee agendas

CAI Legislative Action Committees (LACs) continue to watch and track legislative initiatives that impact condominiums in New England chapter states. The following is a recap of the past 12 months and a preview of what’s on the horizon for LACs in 2019. New Hampshire: New Hampshire lawmakers went back to work last August and the New Hampshire Legislative Action Committee (NHLAC) has been hard at work, as well since then. The committee’s priority again in the

IFMA Boston’s Fall programming focused on the needs of FM’s

Boston, MA When you think about IFMA your mind constantly goes to the great networking events such as the Holiday Gala and the Golf Tournament. IFMA’s main focus is to provide an avenue for facilities managers to learn and develop. In October IFMA Boston hosted a session for its Thought Leaders focusing on Creating a Roadmap to a Digital FM. Douglas Shapiro from Gartner led the discussion on how different software packages and other technologies

Bowdoin Construction earns Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts' Excellence in Construction Award for Reiser project

Canton, MA The Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC-MA) has selected Bowdoin Construction as a Merit Award winner for the Reiser project. Work entailed a 46,000 s/f warehouse addition with an active rack system, and a new commercial showroom for food preparation. All work was completed while keeping the existing facility fully operational. Bowdoin was presented with the award at the Excellence in Construction Awards dinner held at the Westin in Waltham on November 1st. 

Senator DeMacedo visits Acella to celebrate their 15th anniversary

Pembroke, MA Acella Construction Corporation, now celebrating its 15th year in business as a leader in construction management throughout greater Boston, welcomed state senator Vinny DeMacedo on a tour of the company’s 38 Washington St. location and in recognition of the firm’s anniversary.

High demand for Massachusetts’ new SMART Solar Program - by Craig Huntley

Over the last 12 months we have written several articles for NEREJ about Massachusetts’ new solar incentive program known as SMART. After much anticipation, the program opened for applications on November 26th. Although most people expected a robust number of applications, the flood of new projects was perhaps greater than expected and is strong evidence of the popularity of solar in the Bay State.

Company of the Month: Curtis of Curtis Construction earns Robert & Mildred Foy Good Neighbor Award

Stoughton, MA 2018 has been a momentous year for John Curtis, president of Curtis Construction. His company celebrated the momentous milestone of twenty years of being one of the premier construction management firms for private and non-profit housing developers in Southern New England.

What is an arc flash? What is the purpose of warning labels? - by John Sloane

Ask the Electrician: What is an arc flash, and what is the purpose of an arc flash warning label? You’ve probably seen warning labels about arc flashes on electrical equipment, but do you know what an arc flash actually is?  First off, the word “arc” is used to describe electricity moving through the air between two points. That shock you get when you touch a metal door knob? That’s an arc. Lightning is an arc too–just on a much, much larger scale. 

Partly sunny with a chance of headwinds - A/E/C forecast - by Laureen Poulakis

New England’s longest-lasting growth run continues and 2019 will be a year of uncertainty. What are the disruptor’s this year?  A/E/C: Rising construction costs that we thought were baked into Boston’s market in 2018 are expected to trend upward and supplier margins will pressurize further due to trade wars on the international stage. CBRE notes higher import prices coupled with a surge in wages could lead to inflationary pressure in 2019. Labor forces are participating above national trends, think low unemployment and solid