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Strategic Stewardship: Prioritizing and Aligning Your Capital Renewal Program

Strategic Stewardship: Prioritizing and Aligning Your Capital Renewal Program

| August 25, 2016

by Sean Sweeney Thirty-one million baby boomers attended college.  Almost 48 million millennials have followed in their footsteps.1   This growth in the student population, fueled the expansion of U.S. campuses in both gross square footage and overall size during the 1950s and 1990s.2 Budgets and resources were shifted to build new space and as a […]

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Smith College Selects Arcadis

| August 25, 2016

Northampton, MA – Smith College in  has selected Arcadis for project and construction management for the Neilson Library project. The project is currently in the early design /conceptual phase and is being designed by world-renowned designer and artist Maya Lin Studio and design firm Shepley Bulfinch. Arcadis will provide logistical management to execute a smooth […]

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August 2017 Publisher’s Message

August 2017 Publisher’s Message

| August 24, 2016

by Michael Barnes HP’s Mark Kelly joined the SMPS Boston “Live, Work, & Play” tour to see a sampling of the diverse Innovation District in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. In 1999, the city of Boston outlined a plan to enhance the Seaport area and transform it into a vital, mixed-used neighborhood. The first stop in this […]

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Precast Approach Revives St. Mary’s Hall at Boston College

Precast Approach Revives St. Mary’s Hall at Boston College

| August 24, 2016

St. Mary’s Hall, opened in 1917, had a distinguished pedigree but was showing its age. The ornate, Collegiate Gothic four-story building was constructed of Roxbury Pudding Stone with precast or cast-stone decorative elements throughout. But after nearly 100 years, these pieces—which were not well understood or engineered at the time—had begun to fail. To rejuvenate […]

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Antinozzi Completes New Residence Hall for University of Bridgeport

Antinozzi Completes New Residence Hall for University of Bridgeport

| August 24, 2016

Bridgeport, CT  – Antinozzi Associates has completed the first new residence hall on the University of Bridgeport campus in several decades.  University Hall is a sustainably-designed 57,716sf, four-story facility housing students in a variety of modern residential configurations. In 2006, Antinozzi prepared a feasibility study for the University to convert the original 10-story Schine Residence Hall, […]

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A Chapel and a Castle – No, this is not Downton Abbey!

A Chapel and a Castle – No, this is not Downton Abbey!

| August 24, 2016

Transforming Heritage Campus Buildings for Students, Faculty and Alumni by Regan Shields Ives, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Rebecca Berry, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Colleges and Universities with heritage campuses face accessibility, infrastructure and use pattern challenges around their historic structures. Solidly constructed, but requiring a different type of maintenance than typical facilities, these buildings can leave administrators, facilities […]

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Innovative Technology Reduces Energy Consumption in Educational Facilities

| August 24, 2016

by Donald J. Moore High energy costs can quickly land colleges and educational institutions with a failing grade. In these facilities, energy waste hurts. Hot transformers disrupt power to critical equipment, and cooling systems work overtime to dissipate the heat. What suffers most? System reliability and the bottom line. From computers and lab equipment, to […]

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Construction of Fine and Performing Arts Center at Colby-Sawyer Begins

Construction of Fine and Performing Arts Center at Colby-Sawyer Begins

| August 24, 2016

New London, NH –  North Branch Construction of Concord recently began construction of the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) at Colby-Sawyer College. The new 16,000 square foot single story facility will feature a state-of-the-art black box theater, fine art gallery, studios for ceramics, sculpture, painting, and graphic design, outdoor art areas, along with faculty offices […]

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Harriman and The Cecil Group Open NH Office

| August 24, 2016

Portsmouth, NH – Harriman and The Cecil Group recently announced the opening of their new location at 33 Jewel Court in Portsmouth’s West End in Portsmouth. The new office occupies a 2,800sf office in the historic Scald House, a meticulously renovated two-story brick office building situated minutes from Downtown Portsmouth. The Harriman designed fit-out was built by Portsmouth-based construction manager Alternative Solutions. […]

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Gaston Electrical Partners with Solect Energy

| August 24, 2016

Norwood, MA– Gaston Electrical Co., Inc.  has partnered with Solect Energy, the state’s leading installer of solar energy for businesses, to install a 175.8 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system, consisting of 676 panels, at the company headquarters in Norwood, Massachusetts. The installation will advance Gaston’s ongoing initiative to increase its sustainable practices and make a positive environmental impact […]

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