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KBE Earns Two Awards

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Farmington, CT – KBE Building Corp. has earned a second award for its 2014 safety performance – the 2014 CCIA Safety Recognition award from the Connecticut Construction Industries Association (CCIA). Earlier this year, KBE was awarded the “Best of Best General Contractor” Safety Award at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Connecticut Chapter’s (CT ABC) Annual […]

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Topolewski Joins BLFR

Topolewski Joins BLFR

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hyannis – Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects (BLFR)  announced that Rodney Topolewski has recently joined its staff as a project architect & project manager. In his new position, he will be responsible for designing and managing various projects for financial institutions and other commercial clients. Topolewski has more than 17 years of experience working […]

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Sound Seal Adds Douglas

Sound Seal Adds Douglas

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Agawam, MA – Sound Seal, a manufacturer of acoustical and noise control products has hired Teri Douglas to serve as the distributor sales and marketing manager for its Impacta division of acoustical floor underlayments. In her new role, she will work directly with the Impacta distribution network to provide support for new business and marketing […]

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United Steel Continues Work On Hotel Commonwealth

United Steel Continues Work On Hotel Commonwealth

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

East Hartford, CT – United Steel is in the process of fabricating the structural steel, metal stairs and railings for Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. Both the Miscellaneous Metals and Structural Steel divisions started work in early December 2014 on the 130,000+ sf hotel. Commonly referred to as “a nod to Fenway”, the Hotel Commonwealth expansion […]

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Champlain College Unveils Residential Campus

Champlain College Unveils Residential Campus

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

 Designed by CBT Burlington, VT – Champlain College students were welcomed back to campus this past fall beginning the new school year with a major amenity that has been missing throughout the College’s 136-year history: a residential campus. Champlain College’s intimate campus is nestled among the stately historic homes that comprise The Hill neighborhood of […]

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Bergmeyer Completes Design at Endicott College

Bergmeyer Completes Design at Endicott College

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Beverly, MA – Bergmeyer Associates has recently completed the design and construction documents for a modular student residence hall at Endicott College in Beverly. In order to meet the goal of designing and building this new 300-bed facility in only 14 months, Endicott College, Bergmeyer and its design-build partner, Windover Construction, made a collective decision to […]

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Picture This! Social Media and Visual Communication

Picture This! Social Media and Visual Communication

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Stephanie Goldberg Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest. As the critic Andrea Lange noted in her article in De Zeen (“It’s easy to make fun of Bjarke Ingels on Instagram,” January 7, 2014), architects too often use the platform of social media to promote themselves, their work, and the image of how they would like to be […]

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Antinozzi Designs New Residence Hall for University of Bridgeport

Antinozzi Designs New Residence Hall for University of Bridgeport

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Construction by KBE Bridgeport, CT – Antinozzi Associates announced the design of the first new residence hall on the University of Bridgeport campus in several decades. This sustainably designed, 60,000sf, four-story facility will house 220 students in a variety of modern residential configurations, including suites and traditional bedrooms, along with many social amenity rooms and […]

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McDonald in Progress with Electrical Fit-Out of Converse HQ

McDonald in Progress with Electrical Fit-Out of Converse HQ

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boston – NECA Boston contractor McDonald Electrical Corp. (MEC), of Hingham, is well under way with a fast-track, electrical tenant fit-out project for Converse, Inc.’s new corporate world headquarters building on Lovejoy Wharf in Boston. The project at the Converse facility, a former Schrafft’s warehouse undergoing complete renovation, entails comprehensive electrical installations for 10 floors of office […]

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Academic Construction Growth in Rhode Island

Academic Construction Growth in Rhode Island

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Ron Simoneau The future of construction in Rhode Island is bright, especially for education. Leaders in the marketplace are forecasting impressive growth. Shawmut Design and Construction is projecting a 51% increase, from $76.6 million in 2014 to $115 million in Rhode Island construction projects this year, with a large percentage coming from the academic sector. Educational […]

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