Publisher’s Message: January 2023

BU’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences is the university’s most energy-efficient building and one of the most sustainable buildings in Massachusetts. / Photo by Janice Checchio and Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

A new year is always a fresh start, and the last couple years have presented our industry with a lot of challenges, and reasons for optimism, as we move into 2023.

On page 13, Richard Friedman of Friedman & Partners gives a nice snapshot on what we might expect in the different sectors in the coming months, including how the public sector will benefit from Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and support at the ballot box. Friedman mentions renewable energy as a market that will also do well next year.

Anastasia Barnes

With labor shortages continuing to plague our industry, AGC Massachusetts does a nice job laying out all of their initiatives they have put in place to educate the youth about the trades, including becoming an approved professional development provider (PDP) for educator credits by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). That means AGC MA is the only industry association able to provide professional training to educators statewide. Read more on page 14.

As many of you know (or may not know), High-Profile is celebrating its 25th year in business. We’re all very excited to put together our special anniversary edition, HP25, which will share HP’s evolution over the years, as well as take a look at the growth of some of New England’s most popular urban areas and highlight the stories and evolution of some of the companies and organizations making an impact in the AEC space.

Have you seen our 2023 media kit yet? We’ve done a complete redesign for the new kit and we are introducing High-Profile Media Group (HPMG)! HPMG is what I named the company when I bought it from my father in 2020. Under the umbrella of HPMG is High-Profile Monthly, the Build Better podcast, and our newest offering, ON SITE. ON SITE is a specially curated video series featuring today’s most innovative and complex projects and the teams responsible for developing and executing them.

Do you have a project that you think the masses should know about? Ping me, and let’s chat. We also have some cool new newsletters, which means more opportunities for exposure! To request the full media kit, visit or contact your account executive.

This year, we will continue to share stories of what companies are doing to build more responsibly, more in harmony with our planet, and about the people that are working to change our industry for the better. Whether it be through the use of technology, by providing pathways for the youth, or in other ways, let us know!

Have a wonderful new year, and we hope you enjoy our first edition of 2023!

Anastasia Barnes

Read HP’s January 2023 edition now!