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Education Is the Key

Education Is the Key

| February 29, 2016

Editors note: News and information about the Eastern Massachusetts plumbing industry can be found in a monthly newsletter, “The Pipeline,” published by “Massplumbers” Plumbers and Gasfitters local 12. The following is an excerpt from the January 2016 “Pipeline.” We may be in the midst of winnowing candidates to nominate for president of the United States, […]


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Performance Guarantees and Flexible Financing for Energy Retrofit Projects Through NECA’s Energy Conservation and Performance Platform (ECAP)

Performance Guarantees and Flexible Financing for Energy Retrofit Projects Through NECA’s Energy Conservation and Performance Platform (ECAP)

| February 26, 2016

by Glenn Kingsbury   Building owners planning energy retrofit projects have the bottom-line concern of improving their building’s energy performance; that is, lowering energy consumption and operating costs. Above all, they seek to have a performance guarantee of the energy savings the retrofit project will achieve. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has come up […]


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In Today’s Rising Tide of Construction, How to Avoid Getting Beached

In Today’s Rising Tide of Construction, How to Avoid Getting Beached

| February 24, 2016

by John C. Cannistraro Jr. With a pipeline of $7 billion worth of projects currently scheduled to break ground, yielding 14 million sf of new development, there is no question that Boston is riding the wave of a construction boom. This work is more diverse than ever, including a reimagined TD Garden, luxury apartments and hotels, […]


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New Residence Hall Under Way at NEIT

New Residence Hall Under Way at NEIT

| February 17, 2016

East Greenwich, RI – The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is building a new, 130,000sf residence hall to meet its goal of increased enrollment and added enhancements to its students’ cultural and academic experience. The new hall is being built south of the existing 265,000sf core facility at the East Greenwich Campus, that currently […]


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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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J&M Brown Completes Old South Church Electrical Renovation

J&M Brown Completes Old South Church Electrical Renovation

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jamaica Plain, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc. based in Jamaica Plain, has completed the comprehensive, multiphase electrical systems’ renovation at the historic Old South Church at 645 Boylston Street in Boston. The project scope, which coincided with the complete upgrade of the building’s mechanical systems, entailed replacement of the church’s electrical, fire alarm, security, […]


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Maria Fallon Retrofits Historic Building

Maria Fallon Retrofits Historic Building

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boston, MA – At the historic 160 Federal Street building in downtown Boston, Maria Fallon Electrical Services, LLC, based in Westwood, is nearing completion of the building’s energy-efficiency lighting retrofit project. The scope is comprised of renovating both exterior and interior lighting at the historic, 24-story Class A office building. Maria Fallon Electrical is replacing the […]


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The Mechanical Trades: An Update

The Mechanical Trades: An Update

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Hugh Kelleher A couple of major trends are taking place in the mechanical trades in Boston, and they are important to understand. The first involves innovation. Thirty years ago, on a large-scale commercial plumbing job, you would hear the plumbers say: “Plumbing is plumbing.” There was a sense that the trade would continue to […]


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Wentworth MCA Student Chapter Makes Final Four

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boston – MCAA recently notified New England MCA and the Wentworth MCA Student Chapter that they placed fourth nationally in the MCAA Student Chapter Competition. This means they will compete in the Final Four at the 2015 MCAA Convention in Maui, Hawaii. The competition began at the 2014 MCAA Student Chapter Summit in Jersey City, […]


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Schneider Electric Begins Work at 101 Seaport Blvd.

Schneider Electric Begins Work at 101 Seaport Blvd.

| February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boston – Schneider Electric and its subcontractors have been tasked with the implementation of a multidisciplinary building automation system that will ensure building energy savings, thermal comfort, and occupant safety at 101 Seaport Boulevard in Boston. The 440sf office/retail building was designed by KlingStubbins. The developer of the project, Skanska USA, is also acting as […]


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