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Reliability vs. Innovation: Introducing Emerging Technology

| July 26, 2017

by Joe Mihalick and Raymond E. Doyle As a building owner’s eyes and ears, facilities teams are often expected to go beyond thinking about how a building is working to thinking strategically about how to improve the building’s operations. Often this means researching and recommending new equipment or technology to reduce costs and improve performance, […]





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RELCO’s Cape Cod Team Named Vendor of the Year

| July 26, 2017

South Yarmouth, MA – Cape Associates, Inc. of Eastham named Reilly Electrical Contractors, Inc. (RELCO) its 2017 Vendor of the Year. Richard Bryant, executive vice president of Cape Associates, Inc. said, “This year, RELCO has best demonstrated our ideals and standards for customer service. They have fostered a similar corporate culture, that same uncompromising commitment to quality […]





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Mass. Electric Co., IBEW Local 96 Complete 8.1MW Worcester Landfill Solar Project

Mass. Electric Co., IBEW Local 96 Complete 8.1MW Worcester Landfill Solar Project

| July 26, 2017

Worcester, MA – In April, IBEW Local 96 signatory contractor Mass. Electric Construction Company completed electrical installations for the 8.1MW solar farm atop the city of Worcester’s capped 25-acre former landfill. The project, among Massachusetts’ largest municipality-owned solar arrays, is comprised of 28,600 solar panels mounted on 1,430 solar racks. Mass. Electric’s crew of 65 […]





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IBEW Local 96 & NECA Central MA Introduce Small Works Agreement

IBEW Local 96 & NECA Central MA Introduce Small Works Agreement

| July 26, 2017

Worcester, MA – IBEW Local 96 and the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) have recently introduced a Small Works Agreement that will enhance the union electrical industry in this region to compete more favorably with nonunion electrical contractors on facilities that do not exceed 50,000sf or four stories in height.   […]





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Mirak Automotive Group Installs 540 kW Solar PV System Through Partnership with Solect Energy

Mirak Automotive Group Installs 540 kW Solar PV System Through Partnership with Solect Energy

| July 25, 2017

Arlington, MA – Mirak Automotive Group, a new and pre-owned car dealership and service center, has partnered with Hopkinton-based Solect Energy to install a 540 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of its Mirak Service Center. The solar array consists of 1,440 photovoltaic (PV) panels and is expected to produce 639,042 kilowatt hours […]





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Rhode Island Projects Win Outstanding Smart Growth Awards

| July 25, 2017

Providence, RI – Fuss & O’Neill, a full-service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm, was part of two multi-team projects recognized at the 2017 Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards. The projects, both receiving Outstanding Smart Growth awards, were Bristol Industrial Park and WaterFire Arts Center located in Providence. Fuss & O’Neill delivered the environmental, civil, […]





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Groom Construction Co., Inc. Q&A

Groom Construction Co., Inc. Q&A

| July 25, 2017

The following article, submitted to HP by Dwight Groom, vice president of retail at Groom Construction Company, answers some of the most important questions often asked about a modern-day approach to major retail construction. 1. What concerns are unique to a retail project in planning? The biggest concern in planning a retail project is minimizing the […]





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One-of-a-Kind Tool Could Pull Construction Industry Out of the Shadows

| July 25, 2017

Boston – Touchplan, a construction software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool for implementing Lean construction principles, announced the reveal of its latest, highly anticipated functionality: the ability to instantly convert time-consuming and idle master schedules into valuable and measurable work processes. Initially created for financial purposes and crafted by schedulers rather than those doing the physical labor, master schedules continuously […]





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Lee Kennedy Breaks Ground on South Bay Residences

Lee Kennedy Breaks Ground on South Bay Residences

| July 25, 2017

Dorchester, MA – Lee Kennedy Co. recently broke ground, and construction is underway for the residential portion of real estate developer EDENS’ 700,000sf mixed-use South Bay Center in Dorchester. The majority of the retail and the public parking garage are simultaneously under construction, having broken ground in January. The project includes 160,000sf of retail, consisting of […]





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