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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

Haynes Group wins 2018 Construction Marketing Association STAR Awards

West Bridgewater, MA Haynes Group, Inc. was recently recognized by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) annual STAR Awards for marketing excellence in the construction industry. Haynes Group was the recipient of the 2018 SUPERSTAR/STAR Award for Employee Communications: Newsletter and Photography: Locations. 

Proposed amendments to the Mass. contingency plan and implications to the real estate industry - by Frank Ricciardi

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) recently presented a summary of the proposed amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) regulations (310 CMR 40.0000) at a recent meeting of the Environmental Business Council (EBC) of New England. In this article we review the proposed amendments and discuss the potential impacts to the real estate industry and projects in Massachusetts.  The MCP is the set of regulations for the management of impacted soil and groundwater at sites that contain releases of oil and/or hazardous materials at regulated levels. These sites are defined in the MCP as “Disposal

Caritas Communities breaks ground on 46-unit of affordable housing for seniors

South Boston, MA Caritas Communities, which for 33 years has been preventing homelessness by providing very low income individuals with perm...

Ceruzzi Holdings and Readco develop 25,000 s/f office for Hartford HealthCare

Stonington, CT Ceruzzi Holdings LLC completed the purchase of four acres of land in conjunction with Readco, LLC.  In August 2018, Ceruzzi and Readco received approvals for the development of a 25,000 s/f medical office building for Hartford HealthCare at 350 Liberty St. (Rte. 2), near the R.I. border. Construction of the facility commenced in September 2018 and is expected to be completed this summer.

Columbia Construction builds 54,000 s/f headquarters for Boston MedFlight - LEED Silver certification is expected

Bedford, MA Columbia Construction Company completed construction of the new headquarters for Boston MedFlight, the non-profit critical care medical transport provider. The 54,000 s/f facility, located on the civilian side of Hanscom Field, consolidates all functions under one roof

BOMA Boston upcoming events and classes for the new year: Roundtable Program on Tuesday, January 15

Boston, MA The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Boston is excited to kick off the New Year with a roundtable program on Tuesday, January 15th. The event will focus on property management excellence, moderated by 2019 BOMA Boston president J. Scott Rickards, vice president of property management, Lincoln Property Company. The participating panelists are all local 2018 TOBY & Industry Award Winners: