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6th annual ‘Gift of Gobble’ is KBE’s signature charitable event

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farmington, CT –  Two hundred needy Connecticut families will enjoy their own classic Thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of KBE Building Corp.’s Northeast regional office in Connecticut.   During the firm’s 6th annual “Gift of Gobble” event on Nov. 22, KBE staff members and their families assembled 200 meal kits containing all the ingredients of a classic Thanksgiving dinner: […]

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BuildBlock ICFs Contribute to LEED Points

BuildBlock ICFs Contribute to LEED Points

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Marty Baron According to an assessment conducted by Kelly Parker, P.E., LEED, president of GWS, LLC, BuildBlock Building Systems Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) can help your construction project attain LEED Green Building status. The assessment asserts that BuildBlock ICFs can furnish the basis for 19 LEED points if the guidelines outlined below are applied […]

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CM-at-Risk Goes to MA Supreme Judicial Court

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Hugh J. Gorman, IIII Those currently serving as Chapter 149A Construction Managers at Risk (CM) on public building projects will be interested to learn that the Supreme Judicial Court has accepted for Direct Appellate Review this summer’s controversial Worcester Superior Court decision rendered in Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Gilbane Building Company. In Coghlin, […]

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NAIOP/SIOR Annual Forecast

NAIOP/SIOR Annual Forecast

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boston – The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) of Massachusetts and the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) Massachusetts chapter recently held its annual forecast meeting to a well-attended audience of developers, owners, and related professionals. Doug Poutasse, executive vice president at Bentall Kennedy, began the NAIOP/SIOR Annual Forecast by providing a […]

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Acentech Designs Acoustics and AV Systems for Drexel University LeBow College of Business

Acentech Designs Acoustics and AV Systems for Drexel University LeBow College of Business

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cambridge, MA – Acentech, a multi-disciplinary acoustics, audiovisual systems design, and vibration consulting firm, has provided consulting services for Drexel University LeBow College of Business in downtown Philadelphia. Collaborating with Voith & Mactavish Architects and Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Acentech consulted on interior room acoustics, sound isolation, mechanical system noise control, and audiovisual system design for Drexel’s Gerri […]

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Hartford ACE Mentors Facilitate Student Design Competition

Hartford ACE Mentors Facilitate Student Design Competition

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hartford, CT – The Hartford Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut is an organization for high school students interested in architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE). Experts and professionals in these fields from the Greater Hartford community mentor students and give them hands-on “real world” experiences. One such experience was accomplished through a structural […]

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Four Join Vision 3 Architects

Four Join Vision 3 Architects

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Providence, RI – Recently Vision 3 Architects of Providence, RI, hired four new employeets to join their team. LJ Zarpaylic has been hired as an Intern Architect by Vision 3 Architects. He graduated from Roger Williams University with a Master of Architecture in 2011.  He is currently working with the Corporate Office Team on an office renovation for TIAA-CREF Financial Services […]

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Change Management: Don’t Let it “Just” Happen

Change Management: Don’t Let it “Just” Happen

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Chad Wisler “Change” is an interesting verb, purely indicative of not being content in a current state, but rather evolving (or de-evolving) to another state of being. Our architectural/engineering/construction industry is founded on change, ranging from physical interiors renovation to grand campus developments, to restoration of industrial parks into green environments. Our supporting design practices, […]

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Metro Walls Welcomes Blondeau

Metro Walls Welcomes Blondeau

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manchester, NH – Mike Dion, president of Metro Walls, announced Mark Blondeau has joined the Metro Walls team as a project manager. He joins the firm with more than 18 years in the construction industry, including commercial, industrial, and residential project management experience. Blondeau’s qualifications focus on all aspects on the job site, to include customer service, job and material scheduling, […]

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Metro Walls Begins Work on Hotels

Metro Walls Begins Work on Hotels

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manchester, NH – Metro Walls has started the steel framing and sheeting work on two different hotels — one located in New Hampshire and the other in Massachusetts. Metro Walls is currently on the jobsite of Homewood Suites Gateway Hills, an extended stay hotel in Nashua, N.H. The upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotel is located at 15 Tara Boulevard, […]

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